Monday, May 30, 2016

Pion Design - Feminine Treasures with Video

Hello Everyone!!

Seems I disappeared for a week or so, and for very good reason. Hubby and I decided to take some time off and enjoy some of the amazing sights of our new home. We crammed a lot into our week together and I took over 2500 photos...YIPES!! Anyway, I apologize for not being around to visit you, I will be catching up with everyone soon as I can. I hope you all had an amazing week!!

For my card today, I have used the new Mister Tom's Treasures paper collection from Pion Design to make a feminine card. These papers aren't just for masculine! There's a video tutorial as well.

click on any image to view the full Pion Design collection


Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory 6x6" PD7503
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tom's Garden PD7407
Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom's Treasures - Vintage Newspaper PD7406
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tags PD7412
Mister Tom's Treasures - Borders PD7410
Scent of Lavender - Small Leaves PD7203
Pion Design Palette - Pion Blue VIII

I am entering the following wonderful challenges:


One of the things we did on our week off was spend a day at the African Lion Safari. This place is amazing. It's not like a regular zoo. Most of the animals are NOT in cages or behind fences, they are running around free and you just drive around and see them up close and personal!! So cool!!

Since the animals are not in cages, there are no signs to tell us what we are looking at, so some of the animals were a mystery to me. I mention the unknowns, so shout em out if you know what they are!

I love zebras! They are such a magical creature, straight from a fantasy novel!

We were constantly having to stop to let the animals cross over the road...WHAT!!! There's a baboon on my car, helloooo!! See the little baby in the background? So cute!

Not sure what these beautiful deer-like creatures are, but have you ever heard the expression...
LIKE FATHER - LIKE SON!! (lick those lips boys!)

Not sure why this cheetah was behind bars. Mating season, grumpy, sick??

We took a boat tour around the islands, so beautiful and relaxing!

Well, it's a bird...but that's about all I can tell you...
He looks so soft, I really wanted to reach out and touch him, but that's strictly forbidden.

The next few shots are some fancy photography tricks I've been practising. Beautiful but require a bit of trickery. This first one is me trying to capture the water drops. Not quite there yet, but not bad.

Another panning shot. This stork flew right over my head, what an amazing thing to see!

This owl was in complete darkness when I took this shot, so I'm pretty happy with the details.

No post would feel complete without my token shots, so here is my morning coffee shot...

and a baby squirrel...awwwwwwwwww!

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. Gorgeous card and excellent nature shots! I love reason why I majored in biology! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous card made with beautiful Pions paper. Your layers are outstanding and all the details just perfect.


  3. Your card is beautiful Pamellia! Thank you for sharing your visit to the Jungle Safari! All the animals, birds are so adorable! Love nature!! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. That's an awful lot of photos Pamellia, you will have some serious editing to do not to mention all the downloading, but nice to hear you took some time out to enjoy you new locality.

    And still managed another amazing creation with so much depth and texture.

    B x

  5. Oh my! What a gorgeous card - I adore all those layers! I'm not going to pick out any one thing - you know that what I love is the way you know how to combine any elements together with such style! I love the trip to the Safari park - zebras are so beautiful! I am pretty sure that the deer like creatures are in fact....deer....Fallow Deer...we have lots of country houses around in the UK that have them roaming the grounds but they are also wild in some areas too! Have a lovely day! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. Very beautiful card and the colours are so fresh looking and go so well together.

    The stars of the show today are the photographs with so many to admire.

    Just been away for week so I am playing catch-up.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. An absolutely stunning card Pamellia..amazing layers and then all the details just slot in..gorgeous..and love all your nature the elephants, my favourite beast of all..wouldn't mind a morning coffee view like you have..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. So glad you took some time out and enjoyed your visits. Love the card and video seeing all your beautiful layers come together. We call the open zoos safari parks and like you say are great to see animals out in the open. All your photos are sensational and your panning skills are awesome. Thanks for sharing such a great post.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  9. Another incredible creation Pamellia, such fresh colours. Beautiful photographs too xx

  10. What an amazing card Pamellia - I am always in awe of your layering! What pretty, and very soft, colours.
    You look as though you and yours had a wonderful day out, thank you for taking us along with you.

  11. Beautiful card, and love the photos. Glad you took some time off to explore, the safari park looks wonderful. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  12. LOVE the gorgeous photos Pamellia and your gorgeous layered card is WOW, just love it.Beautiful colours and great inspiration here.xx  {aNNie}

  13. Hi Pamellia Faboulas card love all those layers and wonderful colours everything just perfect.
    Must try some pion.
    Faboulas pics of the animals have a good weekend.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  14. Beautiful card. I lost count of all the layers!! Love the butterfly . Colours are all so dreamy. Loved all your safari photos. Up close and personal is the best. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. No pinks no peach yet so soft n feminine !! Its beautiful :)

  16. No pinks no peach yet so soft n feminine !! Its beautiful :)

  17. I found your beautifull blog and love al the layers, and romantic style!
    All the photo's and video's are amazing, but my Englisch is not so good, but I try!
    Thanks for sharing and I follow your blog now.
    xx Gerie uit Holland

  18. Beautifully done Pamellia! Love the layer upon layer of that gorgeous paper collection and wonderfully arranged flowers and frame. Stunning make, as usual.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  19. I am so happy to see a video of this beautiful card! I can never get over the amount of layering you do--it's always so perfect. I am trying hard to create more dimension to my cards. Looks like an enjoyable day you had with the animals. Wonderful photos. I especially love the owl.

  20. A beautiful creation Pamellia, fabulous layering and embellies, love that gorgeous Morning Glory paper!
    As always your photos are wonderful, glad you enjoyed your week off!

  21. Beautiful card with all those layers Wow you sure know how put them together perfectly . Thanks for another easy to follow video and those beautiful photos . I visited the African safari and it is quite amazing to drive through . You took some amazing shots !

  22. A beautiful card Pamellia, so many gorgeous layers.
    Looks like you had a fabulous time at the Safari park, it's so nice to see the animals not caged. Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos.
    Avril xx

  23. Oh wow, your card is absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! The layers are amazing!! I love the details you added and the gorgeous papers!! You showcase them perfectly every single time!! The frame and flowers are so beautiful!! I absolutely love this and can't tell you how excited I am there's a video!!

    My gosh, that African Safari looks amazing!! Your pictures are magazine-worthy!! I've practiced trying to capture water drops, too and mine never turn out that well!! I would love to visit that park!! It looks so beautiful!! I'm glad you and hubby had a wonderful week together my sweet friend!! Happy Monday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. Oh Pamellia, what amazing photos, those elephants having the time of their lives in the water is awesome, your water drops are fabulous. Must have been a wonderful day out.
    Stunning card with gorgeous papers, and a beautiful design, thank you for sharing, Kate x 😊

  25. A gorgeous card and beautiful pictures too. Off to look at the video now.

  26. I thought you had been very quiet Pamellia, great to see you back with an awesome card. Gorgeous colours and layers. Your zoo trip looked great fun and your photos are brilliant too. Hugs xx

  27. Love watching your videos to see how your creative process works. Beautiful papers and design.

  28. Fabulous card Pamellia - love all those frothy layers and great to see that that collection includes feminine papers too. Terrific jobs with the photos, especially your water shots and fab stork panning. Will check out video now. Nicola x

  29. Wow - superb video - thanks so much for sharing Pamellia! Love your design. That brush gave lovely splatters at the end. Nicola x

  30. Hi Pamellia,
    what a glorious creation.
    Such a very super and gorgeous design.
    Loved the very fab tutorial video.
    Thank you so much for sharing your techniques with us.
    Great photos of your day out.
    So glad you had a good week off.
    you can't beat a family week off.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  31. Another wonderful video Pamellia, I do so enjoy watching you create one of your mini masterpieces and this one is no exception!

    Fabulous photos in the Safari park too, how lovely to see them up close and personal too, it must have been a wonderful experience. Great water shot too! Hugs, Anne xx

  32. A fantastic card and a great video, and of course thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Looks as if you had a super time!!

  33. So beautiful Pamelia.I love all your soft and dreamy layers and the flowers and colours are fabulous ;D


  34. Beautiful card Pamellia, love all the layers, gorgeous textures and colours.
    Amazing photos again, thanks for sharing.
    Pam x

  35. Wow Pamellia another stunning card from you, I like all the layers the softness the butterfly and all the detail, beautiful photos too
    Kevin xx

  36. Beautiful, beautiful creation Pamellia, love the papers and the awesome design an outstanding card that is full of wonderful detail. I love your pictures of the wildlife Pamellia I could look at your photos for hours, you have a very special talent for bringing Nature to life through your camera lens, excellent shots of the water and the stork, well done and thank you so much for sharing.
    lorraine x

  37. such wonderful photos of your "safari", Pamellia! I am in awe at your incredible photographic skills. Thank you for sharing them with us. Now... your card is beautiful! It's full of gorgeous layers and unexpected embellishments. I thought of you today when using the "snow" for the first time. What a fumble fingers I am. It surely did dry unexpectedly quickly! Thanks again, Pamellia, for sharing yourself. hugs, de

  38. I really enjoyed your video! This is a beautiful card, you do layers so well. I like your photos, too, you really caught the water droplets.

  39. I really enjoyed your video! This is a beautiful card, you do layers so well. I like your photos, too, you really caught the water droplets.

  40. Beautiful card ,i sooo love Pion papers Pamellia, beautiful Pics love the Elephant one. )

  41. It's good to take a break and take in the things around you... Fabulous photos and as always a stunning creation. We are lucky to have such beauty in our lives..

  42. Not only is your card super beautiful but I had a proper visual treat seeing your photos!!
    Dr Sonia

  43. Lovely to hear you took some time out. And you are back with a bang, this card is so eye catching and that green is beautiful. I love the little butterfly in the twine, such a pretty touch. Love your aren't ion to detail as always. A beautiful card and design. Tracy x

  44. You are like an interior designer - you see it in your mind before you start. You just amaze me Pamellia when you start cutting this way and that making layers for your cards. You have an image in your head and your design always comes together so perfectly. In my opinion - that is a real gift. Thanks bunches for such a wonderful video tutorial. Watching you work is a real inspiration as is your finished creation. Your card is just BEAUTIFUL in every way.

    So glad you and hubby had a bit of play time. It was so fun to see all your marvelous photos. They are looked amazing to me - even the water splashes. I love ostriches - so that one made me laugh. And the owl - wow - isn't he just beautiful. I would love to paint him!!! Thanks so much for sharing - great way to start the week!! Xj.

  45. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card, loving all the layers lol! Fantastic photography my friend, for the water droplets use a slower camera shutter speed, not sure what camera you use but it only needs to be a little bit slower, I adore your Owl, what a picture! Fabulous piccies hun. Good to know you had a fab time with hubby we all need a break now and then lol!

    Take care my friend

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  46. Oh how I love your owl photo! And the flying stork is the coolest! Glad you had such a lovely time. Your card is ever so lovely, the pearl pins and layers of cheesecloth are such pretty accents! <3

  47. My dear friend, I am only now returning to blog land from being ill and what a treat to have this awaiting me! A treasure trove of all things happy. :o) I have been so excited about your week of adventures and am tickled to see a few shots from it today. But first, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you've showcased how to use this collection for feminine cards, too. The layers of beauty boggle the mind. I love the pretty frame, blossoming love, and the variety of shapes and textures throughout. There are always so many details to just fall into... **dreamy sigh** I am eager to watch your video... you are a blessing in so many ways.

    As for your wildlife pictures.. wow! I love every animal friend with all of my heart. They are breathtaking. Water droplet photos were one of the first things to intrigue me about photography many moons ago.. what a treat to see you are playing with them! Your results are beautiful, as are all of your pictures. You and your hubby had an inspiring week. Your joy radiates through your pictures. :o) Have a lovely day, my sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  48. Wow wow wow, stunning card. Wonderful safari photos.
    Julie x

  49. Your card is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the beautiful papers and all of your stunning details, fab video as always! Great pictures too, it looks like a wonderful place!
    Hugs, Tammy

  50. WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning my friend! The papers are so pretty and I LOVE the color pallet! The soft colors, amazing textures and dimension are fabulous! Your details are just spectacular as always! Thanks for taking the time to share a inspiring!!! Great pics also~looks amazing! Btw, I will be sharing a card real soon that I made inspired by you....doing the faux background. Another great video!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  51. Such a stunning make. Looks like you had a great break too. Cara x

  52. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail . Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  53. Well while I was twittling my thumbs you were creating a masterpiece and an awesome sauce video! Holy tarnation! The things you can do with paper and some big honkin scissors! Lol. Of course this design is gorgeous and has that special Bubbles vibe to it. Fantabulous layers and color choices, never would have thought of a feminine version using this paper set. You genius you!

    So glad you were able to get away and enjoy some sound family time. It does make the heart full! Your safari page CS are totes wowzers! Wish I could help you out with naming that deer and such but alas, I am better with other critters. :) Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  54. This really is a stunning card and one of my favorites this week - thanks so much for joining us over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog.

  55. Just had to have a peek! Wow! I'll be back as soon as I can! Hugs!

  56. Stunning project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  57. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a doily” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    I also LOVED your animal shots... They're gorgeous!
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

  58. Stunning card, so elegant and graceful. These papers are fabulous and so versatile, I keep checking but they do not appear to be available here yet. As always, great video.

    I love the photos of the safari park, it has been a long time since we visited one but they make a great day out. It is wonderful to get so close to nature.


    PS This card would be perfect for our current challenge.

  59. Pamellia, this is utterly enchanting hun! Love the papers and colour palette! The butterflies are beautiful and those gorgeous blooms. Love the twine bow and the paint splatters are just right as always. Stunning photos of your safari visit too. Such majestic creatures. You have a true talent with the camera! Thanks for joining in the fun at Southern Girls this week, gorgeous to see your stunning creation pop up there. Big hugs, Wends x

  60. Such a great project, I am in awe of your talent, I love all the details! Thank you for joining the Southern Girls this time. Good luck, Julie X

  61. OMG, this is utterly stunning, my friend! The colors, the layers, all the fantastic elements, everything is perfect here! Thank you so much for the video, it's a pleasure for me watching the process! I wish I could create such an exquisite card!
    Bravo, Pamellia!
    What can I say about your photos, I love each and every one of them!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  62. Such a beautiful card!Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck :)
    Hugs, Valentina

  63. Another wonderful trip through your new environs, Pamellia! What a great move this has been for you both! And your photography continues to astound - that owl shot is amazing, as are most of them in fact!! I love the layering of this card - how you see all that in the paper astounds me, as I just look at it all and don't want to cut it! I would like to know how you make those lovely little fluffy string bits.... they add such a special dimension to your cards! xxx Lynn