Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pion Design - Vintage Cars for Him with video

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm pretty excited to share something a little different with you. I don't make very many masculine cards, but it's hard not to fall in love with the new collection from Pion Design geared toward the men in our lives! It's called Mister Tom's Treasures, and you are definitely going to want to add this to your paper stack!!

I have put together a video for you. If you care to take a peek, you can find that further down the post.

Mister Tom’s Treasures – Vintage Newspaper PD7406
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tom’s Motorcycle PD7401
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Vintage Automobiles PD7403
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Pocket Watches PD7409
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Memory Notes PD7411
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tags PD7412

My card won an award in the following wonderful challenge:
Not sure what to say about my walks this week other than... NOT TOO SHABBY!! Thank you very much to Faith of Daffodil Cards for identifying these white flowering trees as Amelanchier Canadensis, otherwise known as a Shadbush. Oh yeah, I totally could've guessed that one! (note the sarcasm) lol

OK, so this nest one is a little artsy fartsy, but I'm enjoying playing with all the fun settings on the camera!

beats me...anyone? anyone?

I have such mixed emotions about this big giant tree in my token morning coffee shots. On one hand, I would really like the leaves to grow in so that I can listen to them blowing in the wind and enjoy some lush foliage. On the other hand, I won't have such a wonderful view of the sunrise!

Is it just me or does it look like the sun is about to explode?? WOW!

And from my bird-watching window today, a European Starling! I actually took this picture a few weeks ago when it was still cold outside...turns out I won't see this gorgeous feathery coat until next winter.. FACT: The European Starling is covered in white spots during winter, but they turn dark and glossy in summer. PERFECT, so just as I identify one of the local birds, it's pulls a Superman and changes it's appearance! DOH!

"Sshhhhh, it's wabbit season. I tawt I taw a bunny wabbit...I did, I did taw a bunny wabbit!" Eastern Cottontail to be exact! 
How did you like my Tweety imitation? lol

OK, so these next couple of pictures might melt your heart a little bit because they are just so darned cute!! I saw my first Red Squirrel, and it was the size of a chipmunk! Oh my gosh, a teeny tiny baby! Here you can see him holding a peanut, and it's the same size as his head!!!!

After he finished his lunch, he crawled up onto a branch to take an afternoon nap! I stood there for quite some time, just watching him sleep! Awwwwwwwwwwww!!

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. This certainly is something a little bit different for you Pamellia, but clearly you also do masculine with the same unique flair as all your more feminine creations.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Hi Pamellia, This is such a fabulous masculine card and I've really enjoyed watching the video of how it was made. I think we crafters all struggle to make cards for the men in our lives. You card has a wonderful, vintage feel to it and the papers and images just work together so well. Lovely photos too, and it's great to see that Spring has finally arrived. I look after my little Granddaughter through the week and I often take her for a walk to a local park. It was wonderful this week to see all the fluffy little ducklings, they are just so cute. Thank you for sharing your photographs and for your wonderful crafting inspiration. Wishing you a happy day. Warm craft hugs, Sandra :) x

  3. Its Fantastic card Pamellia ! I was about to ask for a video have already shared it !Thank you..This card has so many element tags ,images and you have put them together wonderfully ..the card looks Awesome ! Mine with end up looking cluttered mess ;)

  4. This is certainly a post that has everything Pamellia.

    Wonderful layers in your style and a terrific male card that shows how versatile you are. Thank you for the video will have a look at that later.

    Just love the mix of photographs today and especially the adorable ducklings and squireels pictures.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. What a great masculine card Pamellia, they are such a challenge for me. Your layers look fab and the little clock charm sits there perfectly. Gorgeous photos and awww that tiny baby red squirrel and the chicks on the cute are they! Enjoy your Sunday.Hugs xx

  6. Cool, брутальная (masculine) card, Pamellia !
    ... I did not find an exact translation of the word)
    Thank you very much for the wonderful photos of nature - Delight the eyes and soul)))!

  7. What an impressive masculine card Pamellia - love it!!
    You photos are wonderful as ever - love those ducklings, and the squirrel is gorgeous.

  8. Hi Pamellia
    Such lovely papers and you certainly know how to use them , i am loving your card .
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

  9. Love the card and the new, masculine papers, but the photos stole my heart again, especially the sleepy squirrel, too cute. We have the starlings here, too, a flock of them sometimes visits my balcony, and they eat everything they can find! Hugs, Valerie

    1. The pink flowering tree is crab apple, look here:

    2. Thanks Valerie!! We thought it maybe a wild apple tree, but couldn't find an exact match!! Thanks again! hugs :)

  10. I had to make a little comment on this piece. The layers are great, nice to see how you put them together. It's difficult sometimes to do layering properly to give dimension to the card xx

  11. This is fab, thanks for joining us at MAWTT and at Allsorts.

    Pics are great too, xxx

  12. Love your make, that vintage car is to die for! Beautiful nature shits, I must get outdoors more, your sun shot is amazing. Obviously I squealed at the cuteness of the cottontail and as for that squirrel? Just too cute for words or squeals! Cara x

  13. Wonderful vintage card Pamellia, you do those types of cards so brilliantly too! Love the wildlife photos, your red squirrels are still bigger than ours believe it or not!
    Donna xx

  14. Amazing photos my friend, so cute are the ducklings... Fabulous card and I just love the layers upon layers you have here.....awesome colours...{aNNie}

  15. These new Mister Tom papers are fantastic and perfectly showcased in you fabulous vintage design.
    Julie x

  16. OOoh I do Like this Pamellia, such a gorgeous masculine card! Love the papers and the layering...truly gorgeous! Will be back to enjoy the video too!

  17. OH! this must be the most incredible masculine card I have ever seen, so VERY masculine, it's layers and distressing are just perfect.

    The flower is a chaenomeles japonica, I think, looks familiar. We have had a Mum and 4 of her baby starlings in the garden, I'll blog a photo tomorrow, Your photos are wonderful, so much wild life around you and able to take super photos of them too. Well done you. Fabulous sunrise.

  18. Forgot to say, thanks for the mention, glad I could help

  19. Great job on your masculine card - what great popped up layers you created - those papers sure are perfect for a guy theme! Wonderful photos of spring arriving!

  20. Fabulous masculine design, Pamellia! Lots of your wonderful layering...such a treat for the eye! And speaking of that...I always love your photos from your walks...Mother Nature at her best :)

  21. This is a gorgeous card Pamellia! lovely detail and design, your pictures are gorgeous i love the sweet duckings and Red Squirrel, totally adorable, we have Red Squirrels here on the Island.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  22. Absolutely Stunning! Your collage work is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  23. I, too, find masculine cards difficult to make but you seem to make it seem effortless! This card is fantastic, Pamellia. You are so lucky to have such unique critters where you live. I love that pretty starling in particular.

  24. Fantastic take on the masculine, Pamellia - looking forward, as always, to catching up on both blog and videos! Now that finals and grading are over, I hope to get a bit of my playtime back, lol! Love all the nature photos - what a beautiful environment you have and I love that you get out in it! xxx Lynn

  25. I wonder Pamellia if you can read my mind ?????? Two days ago I was enjoying your video and I was thinking by myself "when will Pamellia make a masculine card ?" and tadaa here it is. I so love this card it is super, mega gorgeous. Hugs, Veerle

  26. Incredibly handsome card my dear! Love those papers, will have to get me some :)
    Off I go to check out the video!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  27. Oh wow, what an absolutely stunning card, Pamellia!! I struggle so hard with masculine cards and you've done such a perfect job!! I love the layers and the details!! You've showcased the new papers perfectly!! I want to get them so I can make a beautiful card like this!! Gorgeous my friend!!

    Your pictures are stunning!! The little red squirrel is so tiny and sweet!! How adorable he took a little nap!! And the ducklings are precious!! All of your shots are fabulous!! Love the Tweety imitation, too ;) Have a wonderful Sunday my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  28. Pamellia, you create magic so effortlessly! I would be completely stumped by these gorgeous papers because masculine cards are so challenging... but you have waved your magic fairy wand to create layers upon layers of delight. The design is incredible and I am especially enamored with the paper timepiece. It's glowing in magnificence. I look forward to watching your video. I am super disheartened with my card today (I did not have time!), but coming here has taken off the sting... I am once again wrapped up in happiness. Thank you for that. :o)

    Your pictures are gorgeous as ever, filled with sweet moments to treasure! I love your adventures and am so happy you share them with us. What a spectacular sunrise to greet you, my dear friend. Have a beautiful day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  29. Fantastic masculine card Pamellia..just watching the layers go on is wonderful and your card size is smaller than mine but you get so much on them...beautiful photos, blossoms,trees,baby ducks and squirrels..fabulous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  30. Completely fabulous Pamellia, wow! What a super masculine card, - loved the video too, so many clever ideas!! Just brilliant and the photos are amazing too like usual, - always such a pleasure to visit your blog!

  31. I'm a huge masculine card fan, and yours is killer!!! Love this one, Pamellia! Great nature shots again today, too... I love seeing what you post. You would LOVE behind our back yard... woods, corn field, Tuscarawas River and old canal path trail.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  32. Love this exquisite masculine creation Pamellia, really fantastic. Love your photos too xx

  33. A super card Pamellia, such a fabulous masculine design - is there anything you can't do - this is very different for you but brilliant as usual.

  34. A fantastic masculine card Pamellia, great layers as always in your creations.
    Super photos the duck family looked so cute.
    Yvonne xx

  35. Brilliant masculine card Pamellia, love he vintage theme and the laying up, hate making men cards!!! fabulous photos, see you have been answered about the tree.
    Pam x

  36. I loved watching the video, it is so hard to come up with ideas for male cards but these papers are just perfect! Love your collage of beautiful elements!

    I am not 100% sure but I think it is a Crab Apple, the shape of the petals look like that to me... Your photos, as always, are beautiful, it is quite amazing how much your walk view has changed in the last couple of weeks, the bunny is adorable! Hugs, Anne xx

  37. Wow fabulous card Pamellia, I love the cars all the layers and detail, great video and gorgeous pictures
    Kevin xx

  38. A fabulous card Pamellia, so many details and ideas on one card!
    Lovely photos, but those pesky starlings have pecked away at the roof line fascia on the front of our house and are now nesting in there! We'll have to do a repair when the chics leave.
    Avril xx

  39. I LOVE your masculine card! Wow, the layering is awesome and all the fussy cut pieces are perfectly placed....another masterpiece! I hardly ever make guy cards...I can never think of totally stressing me out and it certainly would be a challenge for me, hehe!! I loved your last video on the faux wood background and can't wait to give it a try!
    Thanks for sharing all the fun pictures...your little critters are so darn cute! Wow, your morning picture is AMAZING and so gorgoeus!!! Such a fabulous shot!
    Sherrie K

  40. A fabulous layered card Pamellia and I loved watching the video to see how it came about. I just took possession of Tim's vintage car stamps and you have me itching to ink them up now, thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful photos as always, have a great week. Xxx

  41. Wow, what a stunning collage of fabulous elements creating such a brilliant dimensional design, Pamellia! You have featured those awesome Pion papers in a fantastic way! I so enjoyed watching the process, as always!
    Thank you so much for the video and for those fabulous photos! You made my day again!
    Big hugs and lots of love to you! Branka xx

  42. Loved your pictures, Pamellia, your walks are amazing. Your card it to...I need to come back a watch the video, but the layers and texture are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  43. Very very clever how you put that card together and such a brilliant result! Love those photos ... the duckling are so sweet!

  44. I have finally succumbed to buying some of the Pion Design papers Pamellia and this set is the first one I have bought.

    How excited was I to see this make on your blog because now I can't wait for them to come.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  45. Another showstopper Pamellia.faboulas male card you have put together with all the Gorgous embellishments.
    And vi tage feel to it.
    Gorgous blossom trees and pics.
    Must get some of those pion papers
    Best wishes have fun
    Jules xx

  46. Love it when you do something a bit different Pamellia - you are just so talented and this card proves it AGAIN! Love it.

    When I was a little girl, I thought the crab apples trees were so pretty that I wanted to eat them - so I picked the apples and made crab apple jello!!! No one would eat it but it sure was lovely to look at!!!! All your trees and spring lusciousness is lovely to see - thank you.

    What a beautiful bird - he has polka dots!! It would be so fun to paint him!!! And you did a great Tweety imitation!!!!!!!!!!! Hehhehehe - made me laugh!!!

    You are right - the last two pictures are precious. Just PRECIOUS. I have never seen anything asleep like that on a limb before. What a treat. Wow. That picture should win some kind of award. ADORABLE. Xj.

  47. What an awesome masculine card Pamellia! I love all of the papers and your fabulous details, gorgeous photos too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  48. Lovely photos Pamellia and thanks for the visit to mine. Love the card, I just find stuff for men so hard and this is great.

  49. I just love your masculine collage card! Totally fabulous with such amazing layers! <3

  50. What a fantastic layered card! I LOVE the images and all the layers!

  51. WOW how fabulous Pamellia, the layers and images are amazing, love it.
    Brillinat photos, you really live in a wonderful area. The morning sky is awesome, thanks for sharing all your photos, Kate x

  52. Fantastic masculine card Pamellia. Amazing details as always. Also love your photos from your walk. Lots to see and lots to learn about. Thanks for sharing. xx

  53. Wowsers! This is such a fabby masculine card. All those layers! Ooh la la!

  54. A fantastic vintage male card Pamellia. And a mesmerising video. Thank you, I could watch you for hours. You picked out so many interesting bits from these fabulous papers and saw their potential. You combined them brilliantly, it's a perfect showcase for this wonderful new masculine range from Pion.
    Gorgeous photos again. That baby squirrel sleeping on a branch is the cutest thing I've seen in ages xx

  55. Wow what an amazing card for a guy! Incredible! Beautiful photos as always! xxx

  56. What an excellent masculine card - the layering is incredible! The wonderful animal and bloom photos makes me happy! Thank you Pamellia!
    Have a great rest of the week!
    oxo Susi

  57. Oh what a awesome masculine card so many layers and detail love the papers . Beautiful photos again. The tiny squirrel is so cute sleeping on the branch .

  58. Fabulous design Pamellia, love these papers, do they sell them in the UK at all? Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos with us all, love the wildlife, so cute. Hope you are keeping well

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  59. Gorgeous vintage card for male, lovely paper set.
    Beautiful nature photos.
    Thank you Pamellia for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  60. Wonderful card. I really like all the vintage elements and that car is super. So much dimension and texture on the card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Male Room, Deborah. DT.

    BTW - Wonderful photos!

  61. Wow, I am so excited. I love this card, it is so different for you, and whilst I shall never stop adoring your fabulous soft and pretty designs with all of their lace and glorious flowers, this is something rather special.

    From watching your video I can see where I go wrong with this type of design. I want to show every last bit of the papers but you are very brave and cover a good half of the images. But it really pays off.

    All of the little babies today are so sweet, I hope they are keeping warm when it turns cold.

    Dionne xx

    PS I just need to find a Pion stockist in the UK!

  62. Seems that it took me forever to scroll to the bottom of your comments section lol! That is so cool! And this card is my new fave of yours! Love the masculine vibe and feel and those papers really do look interesting and fun. Of course my Bubbles original card is my totally absolute favorite but this is a close second. Can't wait to watch the video! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  63. I do love your masculine makes just as much as your frillies! This has so much to look at, and each piece of the collage is perfectly placed! Well done with these fabulous papers!

    I was tickled pink by your finding a baby squirrel and so sweet that it needed to take a little nap, just like any baby! Lauren and I found a baby squirrel at the park the other day, and we named it Sox. Pockets is the name we gave to the baby squirrel who got caught on the screen of our screened porch a couple years ago.

    I can totally see where you have mixed emotions about the trees getting their foliage. That's an awesome place to view the sunrise! Gorgeous shots! Hugs to you!

  64. Hi Pamellia
    Men are pesky folk to make cards for but this is perfect. Fab layering as usual and great dimension.
    Always a thrill to see your latest wildlife snaps.
    Ang x

  65. OMGoodness I have never seen a squirrel sleeping, and you manage to catch it on film! (digital )
    Great photos- and I love the artsy fartsy ones very much!
    Your man card is cool- I have trouble working out the masculine side of art-don't know why-just do!
    Jackie xo

  66. Amazing masculine card love all the fussy cut images are layered up and distressed-brilliant result -love the little ducklings
    Carol x

  67. Wow, this collection looks good but what you've done with it is gorgeous! So much work and attention to detail, it truly is a work of art. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

  68. Adore those layered clocks and the inky distressing. Another amazing creation. And I'll just say - "ducklings - aaaaahhh!".
    Alison x

  69. Wowser! Those papers are quite something and I so love how you have used them! Love red squirrels - there are reserves in England trying to get the numbers back up as the grey squirrels have kinda taken over - to me all squirrels are cute!! Love all of your photos! Hugs, Chrisx

  70. I like this too !
    thank you for the video .