Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Roses for Mom

Hello Everyone!

I'm so excited to share this Mother's Day card with you today, because it's made with papers from the upcoming new Pion Design collection "My Dearest Sofia". This collection is drop dead gorgeous, with some beautiful shades of pink and blue, and some really luscious rose patterns!

Pion products:

My Dearest Sofia - With All My Love PD8801
My Dearest Sofia - A Day in April PD8803
My Dearest Sofia - Sophia's Treasures PD8806
My Dearest Sofia - Warmhearted PD8809
My Dearest Sofia - Borders PD8810
My Dearest Sofia - 6x6" With All My Love PD8901

Well our snow is all gone now and the temperatures seem to be getting a little better each day. I probably won't have any landscape photos for a while. As attractive as I think that MUD is, I'll probably hold off a bit until some green shows itself. So I'll get straight to the wildlife!

For my birds today I have this sweet little Chickadee...

This is my first ever photograph of a White Breasted Nuthatch!! They are wicked fast, sort of rare and do not like humans at all, so I am pretty happy to get this this shot!

A sweet little Blue Jay enjoying the morning sun...

I'm so excited the ice on the lake is all melted away! I really missed the ducks, geese and seagulls this winter and I can't wait for lots of babies to start coming out of the reeds!!

I thought I would introduce you to a few newcomers at the Balcony Buffet! For those of you who follow me on social media, you probably know these faces, but they are worth seeing again!

First up is MARCIA. I believe you saw the back of her head in my squirrel fur macro shot a while back. She is a darling and has been through a lot with a missing tail, a limp and a wobbly walk. But she is happy and seems healthy, so rock on MARCIA!!

This is RUSTY, a very rare Red Squirrel who visits me out the side window. He is a hard dude to capture with the camera because he never stops running. This was a rare moment when he paused to let a stiff wind pass by, before he got up and zipped away again!

This is PEPE LEPEW. He is a very unique guy as you can see. He has a white nose, white ears and paws, and a white stripe on his tail. He's cautious and shy but so adorable! Just this week, he suffered head wounds from a cat attack, so everyone please send him wishes for a full recovery.

Last but not least, my macro. Some spring water droplets on a pine branch.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


  1. These new papers are perfect for Mother's day Pamellia and your card show them at their very best. Sooo pretty. I'm glad you snow has gone and I hope the mud does soon. Your furry friends are all looking gorgeous. How cool to see a red squirrel too. Sending hugs xxx

  2. A stunning card and just right for a special Mum.

    Love the photographs today-the animals and birds always look so clean and healthy.

    I thought the macro was a weird spider until I really looked--what a great close up it is.

    Love Chrissiexx

  3. Such a beautiful Mothers Day card, the roses look wonerful as do all your beautiful photos once again!
    Those papers seem just perfect for this style of card!

  4. Beautiful card hun, beautiful layering and those papers looks gorgeous, omg I nearly ran from the room, your micro piccie on first glance looked like a spider!!!deep breaths deep breaths!!!, fab close up of the birds and the spider like thingy, he he
    Hugs Liz xx

  5. Oh my, you are so right about those papers, they really are drop dead gorgeous and I love how you layered them up in your stunning card - the lace edging is beautiful.

    Wow, you did well to get the White Breasted Nuthatch photo, it is a real beauty. I do love Pepe Lepew, with his skunk like stripe and lovely white nose! Great macro again, the water droplet in the centre looks amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. A gorgeous card Pamellia, this would make any Mother's heart beat faster. Great photos, too - has the snow gone away? Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  7. Its a gorgeous Mothers day card Pamellia. The papers look beautiful.
    Great photos and thank you for the introduction to some of your new squirrel callers, I loved Pepe. The bird photos were awesome, you were lucky to get a shot of the Nuthatch and so close up as well.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Stunning card...beautiful design, the roses match the papers so perfectly it's hard to see where one finishes and the other begins!
    Brilliant photos as usual...your 'newbies' all look so sweet..esp. Pepe Lepew, hope he recovers quickly from his injuries and keeps well clear of cats!

  9. This new collection lends itself perfectly to a Mother's Day card and you have created such a beautiful one here too. As usual I'm loving all the fabulous layers and details. thanks for sharing your lovely wildlife photo's with us they are so lovely to see.

  10. A gorgeous card!!
    Oh I love those papers and the name Sophia! I would have named my daughter Sophia,had I had one,Sophia,Lena!
    Oh that poor squirrel, however did a cat catch him? dirty rat cat!!
    Hope your day is as sunny as mine is! wink wink!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  11. That certainly is a gorgeous paper collection and you showcase them so beautifully with your stunning card! You always create such gorgeous layers and then enhance them with such lovely embellies. The brilliant bow and the flower cluster are stunning and I love the resin centre piece .. wow!!
    You have the most amazing birds in your neighbourhood. I have never seen a White Breasted Nuthatch!! It is gorgeous!! Your new little friends are so cute and I do hope that Pepe is recovering well. Thank you for another fabulous post Pamellia!! Enjoy the rest of the week! hugs xx

  12. This looks like a stunning collection Pamellia and, as always, beautifully showcased too xx

  13. Good Morning, sweet friend! Your new creation is breathtaking! I especially like the little torn-edge corner, with the lace lined up in the distressed edge. How sweet! Yes, your shades of pink are just perfect! I hope you will enter your card in the Cardz 4 Galz "pretty in pink" challenge! The splatters of white on your ribbon look so sweet and dear! Waving hello to all your critter buddies - I, too, love my wonderful chickadee friends. Here in Florida, we always have an assortment of birds according to the season, as the birds migrate north and south each year. They pass through, remain for a few weeks to a few months, and continue on, with the exception of our standards - and Florida's "standards" are incredibly diverse! Are we birds of a feather, Pamellia! Thinking of you fondly, always - love, de

  14. A beautiful new collection indeed! Love your premiere design! Big wow! Hugs, Autumn

  15. Such fabulous papers and that piece with the image is just perfect for a Mum's Day card!!! Amazing distressed layers and details! I have to try making a shabby chic card, you always inspire me so much!!! Delicious work!
    Spring is there? Yay! All the animals say Hooray! LOL :D Your photo of the White Breasted Nuthatch is amazing!! Fabulous that you have done it!
    So happy to hear of Marcia's healthy!! :) Yay! She is the cutest girl! Very cute also the red squirrel!
    My best wishes for the speedy recovery of PEPE LEPEW!!! He is so beautiful and sweet! Really a very different fur, I have never seen these colours on a squirrel! Hope he feels well early!
    Lovely drops on your macro, they seem pearls
    Hugs, here the day's weather is already hot, the sun shines a lot ...but nights are still a bit cold

  16. Oh my goodness, what a stunning card, Pamellia!! Wow!! You showcase the papers to absolute perfection!! They are so dreamy and beautiful!! The layers look amazing!! The touches you add, from the lace to the flowers to the butterflies are so gorgeous!! What a sweet image of mom and baby...perfect to celebrate Mother's Day!! I love, love this and of course, as all of your cards are, pinned!! This is spectacular my dear friend!! I adore it!!

    What beautiful pictures of your feathered friends!! I especially love the goose with the water droplets!! Your new brood of squirrels are so precious!! Marcia is so sweet!! She's a survivor!! Rusty is absolutely adorable!! And oh my gosh, how cute is Pepe LePew??!! What a rare find he is!! Your macro is stunning!! I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday, my sweet friend!! Sending big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Hi Pamellia,
    oh that paper is so gorgeous and your card is sooooooo! stunning and very wonderful.
    I love your superb design and the flowers are very pretty and gorgeous too.
    Your ribbon bow is an amazing colour too did you colour that yourself.
    Of course your photos are outstanding and superb as they always are.
    I do hope poor little Pepe Lepew makes a wonderful recovery.
    I sahll keep my fingers crossed for a full recovery as he is just so very cute and very unusual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. GORgeous card Pamellia and those papers are just your design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Gorgeous card and those papers are so beautiful. Wonderful photos and I do hope Pepe LePew make a speedy recovery, he sure is cute.
    Avril xx

  20. Gorgeous card love the beautiful papers and distressed layers-great pics and love the macro shot
    Carol x

  21. Love your card, it's absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous photos too!
    Wendy xx

  22. Stunning card Paellia, love those beautiful paper design, gorgeous colours. perfect for Mothers Day.
    Great photos again.
    Pam x

  23. Gorgeous Mother's Day card love the Sofia collection such pretty soft colors and so feminine . Awesome photos . Our snow is far from gone here in NS expecting more tonight . It's free if anyone would like some LOL

  24. Oh My! This is stunning! Those papers are so fabulous - I must get on with using some paper up so that I can justify buying more!!! Now….I am in love….that beautiful, gorgeous, pretty little Nuthatch…….all the other creatures are wonderful but he is the star!!!! Hugs, Chrisx

  25. The flowers, colours and papers all blend so beautifully together, love your card and the birds and squirrels are delightful xxx

  26. Faboulas card once again pamellia roses are just perfect.
    Fab pics
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  27. Always a pleasure to visit you here and your card is gorgeous as are those critters!

  28. Simply gorgeous card! Well, there's nothing simple about it but the fact that it's gorgeous!! :) Fab shot of the the duck bathing! How did you time it so the water was washing over her?! Wow! You're an amazing photographer and card maker Pamellia! Hugs

  29. Gorgeous make as always Pamellia! Love all the pretty papers and such a beautiful floral arrangement.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  30. Beautiful card, as always, Pamellia! Your photos are always so wonderful! Poor Pepe--I hope he heals well and soon!

  31. You're right "Drop Dead Gorgeous" is the right response to your card, those lovely roses and the shabbiness, the paint droplets, the image, I could go on, but will say STUNNING and so are your Wonderful photographs.

  32. Absolutely stunning card Pamellia, what wonderful papers and embellishments, all your layers are marvellous, love it.
    Wonderful photos as ever, Kate x

  33. Very special... and you know WHY... well... of course because of your always INCREDIBLE CREATIVITY. BUT... the picture of the woman and child made me immediately think that was YOU and YOUR MOM Pamellia! Such a sweet little image. BEAUTIFUL card.

    Love your nuthatch photo - hanging sideways like that! Your little Rusty the red squirrel avoiding the wind gust is so sweet - he looks tiny all snuckered up. Pepe is VERY handsome. Poor Marcia - a squirrel without a tail is a sad image. But she is sure pretty in this photo. And the micro reminds me of the Missouri Tarantula I used to play with as a kid - I big spider, in otherwords!! Xj.

  34. What a fabulous card you have made with these papers, the images are perfect for Mother's Day. I really love how you have trained the lace along the torn edge and all of the fabulous roses and great bow. Beautiful.

    More amazing photos of bird and squirrels. I love the water droplets on the swan, stunning photography and the beautiful little White Breasted Nuthatch. Your newcomers are so cute, especially Rusty, who is totally adorable, and Pepe Lepew, who I just want to pet.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Dionne xx

  35. Love the colors in this card, definitely gorgeous!Hugs, Elli!

  36. The rose paper is just exquisite! So is the lovely card. Love the way you've done the 'corners' with accents on the roses and of course the dimensional roses. A card that any Mom would treasure forever. Always enjoy your photos, and best wishes to Pepe. Hope he can avoid the kitties in future. The bird shots were so marvelous and while our area has blue jays, we've not seen one come to our feeder. I'm told they are very aggressive (so are the cardinals at times) so I'm ok with just seeing the bluejays flying around! TFS & Hugs

  37. What a beautiful collection of papers! The tearing of the papers and the layers are amazing Pamellia! I love the pretty roses, flowers and gorgeous ribbon! The details are always so perfectly placed! LOVE this!
    So sorry I haven't been around much! I have been sick for a couple weeks and trying to get back in the swing of things. I am slowly getting caught up~ I am missing crafting, blogging and visiting. I am slowly making rounds :)
    Have a great day and thanks for the inspiration!
    Sherrie K

  38. I've just been enjoying this romantic beauty over at Pion - a stunning card. And then you add the fantastic photography here, and it's another post to treasure.
    Alison x

  39. Stunning Mothers day card, flowers and details are so beautiful. Love your photos of birds and squirrels, beautiful pics. Rusty looks so adorable on the branch, love it. Hope Pepe Lepew is feeling better. x

  40. Another beautiful card! Happy Weekend to you. Judy x

  41. Hi Pamellia
    A magnificent card. Would have been almost worth the pain of childbirth to receive such a treasure lol!
    Poor Pepe. Hope it wasn't a black and white cat he was trying to romance like his namesake lol!
    Ang x

  42. Wow wow wow Pamellia, it's such a pleasure to visit your blog.
    A wonderful Mother's day card, those papers are exquisite and so many delicious details as always.
    Your pictures are amazing, I'm happy to hear that poor Marcia and Pepe Lepew have you to keep a watchful eye on them

    Have a lovely weekend

    Anne x

  43. Divine papers Pamellia and oh my that beautiful mother and child image, so perfect for a mother's day card. Such a stunning creation hun and I love the beautiful shades of pink. Another perfect creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  44. Oh, my gosh, Pamellia, your card is STUNNING! I love those papers, and you have layered and torn them to show off all those gorgeous details! Love the roses and your flower arrangemnt and bow really compliment them so well! The handmade (?) flower basket is a perfect embellishment (where do you get these molds?) The bit of lace, the stickpins and cheesecloth just make this so shabbilicious! I'm in love with this card, can you tell?

    Your photos are such a treat. Love the White Breasted Nuthatch and goose photos the best! Wow, seeing that water splash off the goose--amazing shot! Love meeting the new kids on the block, PePe Lepew looks just like that little skunk--so adorable! What a joy it was to visit your blog this morning...totally made my day! Sending warm sunshine and hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Sara. I used to have a lady that made custom molds for me. You just supply her with an object, usually a resin embellishment, and she would make the mold for me. Totally worth it because the resin molds are so very expensive!

  45. Interesting about the custom molds. I was just watching a video from a lady that makes her molds from food grade silicone. Reminded me of when I was caulking my baseboards in the master bedroom. Anywhoo, your Mothers Day card is magical and so stunningly perfect. Did you make your mum a card this year? I bet you did or will. Awesome sauce layers and the things you do with paper astounded me. Hugz to you muffin!~Doc