Friday, April 1, 2016

Pion Design - Lavender Birthday

Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with another card for the Pion Design Blog. I thought I should let "Soft Angel" drive the bus today since it seems "Bold Angel" has taken control of every post next week! This is my first creation using the brand new Pion collection called Scent of Lavender, and boy oh boy, I sure am in love with these beautiful papers!! I think purple may be my new favourite colour!!

click on the thumbnails to see the full collections


Scent of Lavender - In Provence - PD7205
Scent of Lavender - Small Leaves - PD7203
Scent of Lavender - Preserving the Scent - PD7208
Scent of Lavender - Tags - PD7212
Scent of Lavender - Borders - PD7210
Scent of Lavender - 6x6" Lavender Love - PD7301
Linnaeus Botanical Journal - Aquilegia vulgaris - PD6205
Pion Design Palette - Pion Purple II - PD6114
Pion Design Palette - Pion Green II - PD6108

The tiny leaf stems are Cheery Lynn Branch Set, the white roses are Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon was coloured with Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage. Everything else is from my stash.

My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:
- Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #65 ~ Anything Goes


The snow and ice are all gone, and overnight spring has sprung back into action! HALLELUJAH!! A couple of rainy shots from my window.

I have had a few inquiries about my little lake and how close I am to it, so I thought I would do a sort of panoramic type thing for my morning coffee shot. The first photo is looking out and up, off the balcony. The second photo is what you see if you turn left...the lake. Although once those trees are all filled with leaves, It will be visibility zero! haha

I caught a glimpse of my first American Robin!! How exciting is that!!

I've been trying to get my squirrels to eat some healthier type foods. Apparently peanuts are kind of like junk food to them. So I put out a dish of veggies and fruit and they just stare up at me with this look of disappointment!! I thought I would be sneaky, so I covered a piece of cabbage with peanut butter...Dee Dee licked every bit of peanut butter off the cabbage and then tossed the cabbage aside! 


I would like everyone to meet the newest member of the Johnson family...this is Mini Mike. He has the same unique brown colouring as Chocolate Charlie, perhaps an offspring? He's only about two thirds the size of Charlie though, he hasn't even grown into those big dumbo ears yet!  Isn't he just the sweetest!

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


  1. Fresh limes, lilacs and so many pretty flowers and details, this super creations has all the elements of Spring Pamellia.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card, Pamelia, can't take my eyes off!

  3. Gorgeous card, love the colours, and wonderful photos. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Super gorgeous Pamellia, love the soft greens and soft purples together. A perfect colour mariage ;-)
    Hugs Veerle

  5. So pretty Pamellia! Love all the layers and mix of pretty patterned papers! The fancy bow adds a great touch!

  6. Amazing photographs and it is always good to see you 'friends' having a happy life.

    The card is stunning--it took my breath away. I imagined how the person receiving it would feel when they first saw it. Speechless I imagine. Such a stack of wonders in my favourite colours.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Oh my ,i have so fallen in love with todays card , Gorgeous papers and wonderful layering and pockets , the colors are just so fresh .
    Well done my friend.
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

  8. What a beautiful card Pamellia! I love your cards so much - they are very pretty! Hello to mini is adorable! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. Oh my goodness, Pamellia this is utterly exquisite!! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  10. Just once I would love to case your card but oh what a mess I'd will just admire what I always find here.Loving this and the colours are amazing...have a lovely weekend.xx


  11. Oh, I can't take my eyes of your outstandigly beautiful card, Pamellia! A perfect colour combo of soft green and purple tones! Only you can showcase those awesome papers in such an exquisite way! It's breathtaking!
    I can see you have a lot of adorable little friends there! What a beautiful life in a beautiful place, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  12. Oh I am so loving these shades of lavender and green ... stunning creation with those pretty layers and roses... Wonderful shot of the robin! And mini Mike is so cute!

  13. Delicate and beautiful, such a fabulous card will make someone's day to receive this!

  14. Loving that green and lavender combo Pamellia. So so pretty hun. Another stunning creation. Hugs, Wends x

  15. Lovely post again Pam, it's so nice to see where you live as it makes you feel much closer. The card is gorgeous, loving those papers. Have a good weekend too. Big hugs, Angela x

  16. Lovely shades of green and lavender. Love the pretty shabby chic look. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  17. Your card is simply breathtaking, Pamellia! I am always in awe of your talent. I need to get my hands on those new Pion pagers--they look so pretty. What a wonderful view you have from your balcony! Love seeing all your furry friends.

  18. Absolutely beautiful. I just adore the tag tucked in the back and always think lavender and pale green are the prettiest together! Such an inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  19. What a Gorgeous card!! I love the greens and lavenders and all the layers! Such a lovely vintage look!! You little squirrels are sooo darling what fun to be able to watch them :)

  20. I love the colors. Those papers are gorgeous! Your card is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  21. I am loving your new colour combinations, this one looks gorgeous.
    The squirrels are well at home with you, loved how you cabbage was thrown to one side, it made me smile.
    Yvonne xx

  22. I love the purples and greens you have used on this beautiful creation. the little tag tucked away only adds to the delight!

    Thank you so much for joining our 'FLOWERS WITH RIBBON OR TRIM' challenge at The Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! :)

  23. Absolutely stunning love the lavender and greens gives it a spring feeling . Really like the design and how you made a pocket for one of the tags . Love seeing your photos each day the little critters make me smile . Hugs

  24. Fabulous and gorgeous card, so soft in colour and magnificent in texture, one creative lady. You keep spoiling those cute squirrels and your new addition is so adorable too x

  25. OMG ..5 layers !!Its Gorgeous !!

  26. OMG ..5 layers !!Its Gorgeous !!

  27. Oh my goodness, Pamellia, purple may be my favorite color after seeing this, too!! Wow, what a spectacular card!! I love the amazing layers!! The papers are beautiful and you've showcased them perfectly!! I love the mint mixed in with the purple...such a beautiful color combo!! This is stunning my friend!! I do love bold angel but soft angel may be a teeny tiny bit in the lead!! She's amazing!!

    What a gorgeous view you have!! And welcome to Mini Mike!! He's such a cutie!! Can't say I blame Dee Dee for tossing away the cabbage ;) I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!! Happy April 1st!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  28. My dear Pamellia, I am completely enamored with this card! My purple-loving self squeeed silly when Pion first teased this release... now to see it in the hands of your crafty heart, I am smitten. This creation is so beautifully soft, flowy, and blossoming with sweet inspiration. I love the curved and angular paths with tiny treasures nestled within. If only you could feel the joy and happiness you bring my heart!!! :o) This is stunning beyond words and will soon be pinned. I am forever thankful for your creativity and your beautiful heart! :o)

    And ohhhh how I adore your nature pictures! And your furry little friends! The robin picture is spectacular... I have a bunch of herons/cranes outside my window and while I do love them, I have to laugh at their less-than-pretty noise! I do think of you when I watch my squirrel friends chase each other around the yard and up the trees. Nature is so lovely... as are YOU. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  29. Hi Pamellia,

    WOW! Another stunning creation from you, I too love Purple, I think its a colour you cant go wrong with. Loving your design, so beautiful.
    Love, love, love Mini Mike, you have come up with some wonderful names for them all lol! Dee Dee sounds like a gal after my own heart, she knows what she wants lol!
    Beautiful images from around where you live, it sure does look a beautiful place.
    Keep up with all this wonderful inspiration my friend

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  30. What a stunning design Pamellia and the colours are just gorgeous..all the details, tags,lace,layers and flowers are beautiful..and little Mike is too cute.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  31. I love your bold angel Pamellia...what a gorgeous birthday card. So glad to see the weather is improving your end..spring is here! Thanks for your kind comments many exciting things happening. Glad to see your furry friends are happy and contented, how lucky to have you taking care of them.Great robin shot! Have a lovely weekend, hugs xx

  32. So pretty! Gorgeous colours and I especially love the ribbon and twine bows.

  33. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Love the ribbon peaking behind ripped paper! Great touch!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  34. Stunning card Pamellia,love the colour palette used. Ah well looks like the squirrels are 'junk' food addicts then lol
    Donna xxx

  35. Oh my...loving all the distressing on your new paper, Pamellia! Stunning card as always! Each layer and detail perfectly placed. Hugs and have a wonderful weekend!

  36. Stunning card design Pamellia, what gorgeous colour tones on these stunning Papers, beautiful layering up and embellishments.
    Love your photos, thatns for sharing.
    Pam x

  37. WOW this is gorgeous Pamellia!! I love the green & lavender colors and your beautiful papers!
    Hugs, Tammy

  38. Oh, Wow, Pamellia! Such lovely spirng like papers,and you have layered them up so beautifully! I love the little bits of lace peeping out behind the distressed edges, the tickets and tags tucked in, the fabulous fluffy bow and then that little detail of the tiny staples! Love it! Love the entire card and yes to purple and that lovely combination of greens!

    Your photos are nature at it's finest--I love a rainy day! And the furry family members are sweet as ever! I think I'd take peanuts over cabbage any day! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  39. Soft Angel has certainly worked her charms on this card Pamellia, it is beautifully feminine and wonderfully layered with those gorgeous papers and embellishments. As always this is packed with amazing details and your photos of it are stunning.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  40. Love your layering with those gorgeous papers Pamellia. Gorgeous and feminine and perfect to celebrate return of spring to your area. :) xx

  41. Wow your tag is simple stunning
    Love the softness of the colours and the pretty embellishments are beautiful
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  42. Stunning work with those beautiful Pion paper!! They are so lucky to have you on their team!!

  43. What a gorgeous make Pamellia x Wonderful layers and fabulous romantic details on the front.

    TFS and have a lovely weekend
    Annie x

  44. So many Gorgeous Yummy layers and bits and pieces! LOVE how detailed all of your FAB cards are!

  45. WOW...just beautiful. Loving all the layers of loveliness. I love shades of lavender and purple and the touch of green. You are totally amazing with designing lovely paper items.
    Enjoying a warm cup of tea so early, winds here are creating havoc. Spotted your little robin, which I did not know traveled so far north. Always love your nature photos, and Mini Mike is a new favorite! Have a lovely weekend.

  46. I am bowled over with this card, I think one of my favourite flowers is lavender and you have got it so perfectly, with the delicious green, absolutely GORGEOUS, your flowers are to die for and all the details you are known for are fabulous, love the little green butterfly with the lavender pearls. I'm drooling over this card.

    What a lovely selection of colours on your squirrels so pretty and isn't it strange that wild animals can be SO fussy with their freebie food? LOL.

  47. Another Beauty Pamellia...the colours just melt together with such a softness.i love lavender and green together
    And just that floral touch just adds perfection..
    Jules xx

  48. Hi, Pamellia! (((hugs))) Hope all is well, and that you are well.

    Your card so touched my heart - especially this time. Something about the curves and diagonals in your layers makes my soul feel the flowing-ness of your fingers and thoughts while you created this gorgeous garden! Lovely soft colors bespeak the coming promise of Spring in all her finery. The lavender details make it even lovelier - suggesting the regality of Nature at work - I love this card!

    Please take care, and know I am thinking of you with gratefulness. My heart always feels inspired by your artwork. hugs, de

  49. This is beautiful Pamellia, so many pretty details, the little pockets and tags are gorgeous - lovely colours.

  50. Hi Pamellia
    Love lavender the colour and your wonderful lavender card (not s keen on the smell of lavender flowers lol!)
    Beautiful as always.
    Them little chums of yours are super smart when it comes to food lol!
    Thanks for the email.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  51. Wow Pamellia, this is stunning. The lavender, both colour and images, are fabulous and I adore all of the layers and textures. (The other day I saw a recipe for chocolate lasagna, all of the layers here make me think of a card lasagna - although I suspect the chocolate lasagna is the more tasty.)

    Enjoy the spring.

    Dionne xx

  52. This card is awesome. I love all the textures and dimension. The flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Debi TT DT

  53. Bubbles, I'm totally diggin the purple vibe for sure! Call me silly but one of my favorite parts to this design is the little staples holding the ribbon. Awesome sauce! Your layers always astound me and make me drool! What a showstopper this is. You are such an inspiration dearie. I keep meaning to share a card I made with you base off of one of your Chrismtas videos. Huge Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  54. Hi Pamellia,
    oh my word this card is another stunningly superb creation.
    I love your colour choice, and the very fab design.
    You are so talented in both crafting, and photography as your photos are always so fab.
    Your wildlife pics are amazing.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  55. So very pretty Pamellia!
    And your little friends are adorable! My husband has taken to calling you Dr. Doolittle! heehee
    Jackie xoxo

  56. Your card is so beautiful!!! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

  57. What a gorgeous creation, Pamelia! Lovely soft color combo. It's great to see you entering our "Use Lace" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  58. This is absolutely breathtaking, Pamelia! Such beautiful colors :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

  59. Oh Pamellia, I would give my eye teeth to make a card as stunning as this!!! I just adore the lace, the layers, the layout and design - just gorgeous!

    How adorable is Mini Mike, he is so sweet....those dinky ears! The Robin is beautiful too, it always amazes me how we have Robins here too but they are not much bigger than a tiny mouse.... Hugs, Anne xx

  60. OH....MY.....Goodness Pamellia I am blown away, yet again, seeing this enchanting, beautiful creation, WOW, it is quite simply breathtaking the papers, the layers, the flowers, what can I say except this is awesome, I love Lavender I always have a Lavender candle burning in my home, I have it growing in my garden it is heavenly, stupendous card.

    Love Mini Mike he looks a little cutie for sure I am so pleased that these little furies are visiting you so regularly, they bring a lot of people so much joy.

    Thank you so much for sharing a part of your world Pamellia
    lorraine x

  61. Wow!! I just love your cards!! This one is simply stunning! The papers are gorgeous and I love the soft colours and I also love the way you soften it even more with the white splatters. Absolutely divine!! I adore your little friends too and am so pleased that you share their stories. Gorgeous photos once again!! hugs xx

  62. Ooh! I have been so busy getting things ready for Paris that I nearly missed this gorgeous card! The layers are so beautiful - the lace, ribbon and flowers the perfect additions, and I haven't even mentioned those tiniest of extras! Love seeing the views and your unhealthy squirrels! Hugs, Chrisx,

  63. ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE Card Pamellia. It's just STUNNING in every way. Those colors are just amazing... dainty but in a more imposing and bold way than when you put the pink with the green. I really enjoyed this one alot.

    And yes - Mini Mike is beyond adorable. Sooo precious. Of course, I laughed right out loud at Dee Dee eating the peanut butter but hey - cabbage - really? I have to have mine cooked with bacon and then it stinks up the whole house!!! I don't blame her one bit for discarding it. In fact, I'm proud of her - eheheheheheh!!!!

    So glad you saw the robin - spring is on the way for sure now!!! And wow - what a fat and fluffy Robin he is too!!! LOVELY! XXj.

  64. Beautiful card. Love all your gorgeous layers and the beautiful floral embellishment.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs ~ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  65. Just adore how you bring the Pion papers to life Pamellia. A gorgeous card, wonderful layers and I love your bow with the Cheery Lynn leaves accenting it, beautiful. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  66. WOW...what a gorgeous card!!!! Those papers are divine!!! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs.

  67. This is lovely, Pamellia. Dripping in lace, seam binding and everything sweet. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents wtih us in our Flowers and Ribbon Challenge. We hope that you will join us again soon.
    Karen, DT Member
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  68. Gorgeous card very feminine love the delicate colouring,love the lace and gorgeous floral spray
    Carol x

  69. So gorgeous! Love the image, the embellies, and sweet design, fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again!
    Jennifer, DT

  70. This a bit of magic.....soooo surreal and pretty! thanks for joining us at rrr
    Come by and visit my blog sometime...we have similiar tastes

  71. Fabulous work huni! Love the lilac papers and the layers and lovely awesome squirrels too xx