Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pion Design - Faith Hope & Love

Hello Everyone!

Back today with another card for Pion Design. Today I have made a wedding card using the Vintage Wedding and Mister Tom's Treasure Collections. It's been a while since I did any handmade flowers, but this card really needed an exact match to the ribbon, so the aqua flower is hand done. I used lots of leftover bits of ribbons and laces to make this card. My scrap drawer was getting kind of full. lol

click on the thumbnails to view the full Pion Design collections


Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tags PD7412
Vintage Wedding - Photo Frame PD5901
Vintage Wedding - Here Comes the Bride PD5905
Vintage Wedding - Images PD5911
Vintage Wedding - Borders PD5910

My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:


The weather here has been HOT HOT HOT!! We haven't had a drop of rain in weeks and things are starting to get a little saggy! No not me!! haha. I haven't been outside much with the over 100 degree temperatures, so I'm sharing some shots taken from a couple of weeks ago.

I didn't have luck figuring out what these next two flowers were, so if anyone knows, shout it out!! This white one was a flowering bush, the pink one was a knee high ground flower.

Sending out a very special thank you to two wonderful and talented bloggy friends who have given me the benefit of their experience and led me to put together a new bird feeding system. After the snow melted, all of the birds seemed to disappear except the Sparrows and Blackbirds, but now my patio is alive with the songs of Blue Jays, Cardinals, Grackles, Nuthatches and Chickadees!!

Thank you so much

Still waiting on Woodpeckers, Goldfinches and Hummingbirds, but I couldn't be happier with the results so far!!

And now for our daily does of squirrel cuteness...
SKITTLES and PRECIOUS say hello from the tree. (how cute is Skittles taking his nap!!)

MR SCRUFF says hello from the railing as he washes up after a bath in my water bowl!!

And JUNIOR says hello as he takes a quit cat nap in front of the food bowl. What a hilarious little dude!

My token after dinner shot...

Not a great shot of the moon, but considering I didn't have my zoom lens on or use a tri-pod, I was pretty happy with the detail!

I just needed to include this shot of the two Mourning Doves having a kissy kissy on the rooftop!! Figured it was apt for the card I made today. It was dusk when I shot this, so it's a little dark and fuzzy, but sweet are they!

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. What a beautiful card Pamellia - love the little pull out tag, and the beautiful laces!
    You photos are wonderful, as are your squirrels :-) What a great array of birds you have.
    I would love to swap some of our cool and wet for your dry and warm weather.

  2. Lovely card and that saying used to hang in the classroom at school for years! Wonderful photos, glad the birds are now visiting, it is so much fun watching them. Great shots of the squirrels, too, they are cute. Keep cool, we actually have some sun here today! Hugs, Valerie

  3. It's been rain, rain, rain, here :( Was just wondering if we were ever getting any Summer weather as all. Ah well, never mind your blog post has certainly cheered me up. What a glorious Wedding card, the beautiful teal-blue flower and ribbon looks fabulous with those papers and other gorgeous elements. Lovely photo's of your squirrel family too.

  4. Aww Such a Gorgeous card Pamellia! Loved the pop of blue on vintage cream :)Superb layering :)

  5. Aww Such a Gorgeous card Pamellia! Loved the pop of blue on vintage cream :)Superb layering :)

  6. Stunning card with the wonderful mix of colours and delights you added.

    Brilliant pics as always-the one of the moon is just amazing

    Lover Chrissie xx

  7. Ooooh yum, one of my fave colour combos, Pamellia used to your usual perfection of course.
    Awesome photos again! xxx

  8. Oh My! What fabulous card - great colour combo! Love your photos - especially the birds of course! Oh Those squirrels though…..cute!! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. Gorgeous card hun, love that colour!!! stunning, gorgeous hand made flower again, fab piccies of the birds and flowers, and of course the squirrels!! hugs Liz xx

  10. Beautiful card ... Love the colours and that sweet heart - and the perfect sentiment! I'm in love with that woodpecker! I've never seen a woodpecker that colour! It's fantastic! It's a real nature show seeing your photos and I'm learning a lot! TFS

  11. Beautiful colours used on this gorgeous card, the pull out tag is also a great idea. Lovely green photos, and amazing little creatures again. You are surely a real nature lover like

  12. Stunning card Pamellia, really delicate and feminine. I just love your wildlife photos....your birds are sooooo much more colourful than the ones we have over in the UK!
    Donna xx

  13. Absolutely stunning and what a beautiful sentiment. So delicate and the flash of blue is just perfect against the gentle background. One of my favourites. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

  14. Sorry, I cannot help with the flowers although the second one looks a bit like it might be from the Columbine family... Your card is beautiful and what a fabulous way to use up scraps of lace. I love that there is a little secret message inside...

    Your photos, as always, are fantastic, I just love the ones of the beautiful birds, so glad they have come back to visit. I did wonder if they stayed away because of the squirrels, I know they do in our garden. Please can you send some of your warm weather over here? Lol. Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Oooh such a gorgeous layered card and my I couldnt help but swoon and sigh at the lovely doves
    Dr Sonia

  16. Oh my gosh, what a stunning card, Pamellia!! Pion Designs is so lucky to have you showcasing their beautiful papers because you do it perfectly every single time!! Wow!! I love the pops of aqua!! The design is amazing with the pull-out tag and verse!! Each detail you add is spectacular!! The lace is so delicate and gorgeous!! Love, love this my friend!! And you know I've pinned...that's usually the first thing I do when I visit you!!

    I hope someone knows what that gorgeous white flower is!! It's so beautiful!! And look at all of those fabulous birds!! The colors on the blue jay are stunning!! The hummers and woodpeckers will come :) Thank you for the sweet shout-out, too :) Your squirrel family is so adorable!! I never see any of the ones around here relaxing or looking so cute!! They're busy trying to steal all of the birdseed ;) Wow - I can't believe the detail you captured of the moon!! And without a zoom!! And those sweet love birds are the perfect picture to end your post with!! I hope you have a wonderful day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. If I made a list of all the things I liked about this blog post we would be here a very long time. The charms, lace, diamond stick pins, all pearls, layout, tag, the touch of olive green throughout with the turquoise are just a few of my favorite things. The pictures of the birds, flowers ( unknown) and pesky squirrels are lovely. We have had a hot very dry spell and I had to stop putting seed and suet out because the squirrels ate it all right through the cages. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  18. Lovely soft colours on your card and the flowers look great. The turquoise flower really maked the whole card pop. Great photos too.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  19. A beautiful card. I love the touches of teal and your handmade ribbon flower is so pretty. Wonderful photo's of all the different birds and the squirrels are such characters. Sally.x.

  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS layers on your fabulous card! I can't belief you raid your scrap box to make this, because everything is perfectly placed and works so well together! Those pops of teal steal the show, as well as all those lacy bits and the stick pins!! I just love looking at all the feminine details and can only shake my head in awe!

    Your photos are all beautiful and capture the beauty of everything you aim your camera at. I would love to know your bird feeding tips...we only get a handful of species here at the feeders, but I know from working at MaryJo's there are many more in the area. Your squirrel shots are amazing and too cute for words!

    Wow! Temps over 100! Now, that's HOT! Thank you for making my day with your beautiful art and photography! Big hugs to you!

  21. Hi Panellia,
    such a gorgeous and stunning creation yet again today.
    My your work is sooooooooooo! superb always.
    Love the colour choice,and the flower to match the ribbon is outstanding.
    Your photos continue to amaze me on their content, and wonderful shots of not only wildlife, but scenery also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. A wonderful card wow and I love love love your fantastic photos! Awesome!
    Hope you can handle the heat furthermore.. here it gets hot as well now... after weeks of so much rain.

  23. The flowers are so lovely, as is the entire delicacy of this beautiful card. So much for the eye to admire...and I love the verse. So glad you include closeups, which reveal the paper textures. Love the tiny blue flowers in this paper. Your green forest pics look cool & inviting. Always enjoy the critters, and good shot of the blue jay. We have those around our area, but they don't come to our feeder. We get cardinals and other brightly colored ones (yellow finches at the moment.) I'm sure hummers are around, but I've yet to put out the sugar water. Thanks for a lovely post to enjoy (we could use some rain as well). Have a great week.

  24. What a beautiful card Pamellia..the colours are exquisite and love your hand made flower..the stick pin,lace,and little tags..all are just gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  25. Your wedding card is just edible! It's so sweet and delicate and detailed. Love the photos, napping squirrels are so cute! Cara x

  26. So beautiful Pamelia.I love the colour combo and I love your decorative pin and pretty layers and textures ;D

    xx coops xx

  27. Where do I even begin? OK, let's start with the beautiful scripture pullout on your card - oh my how do I love this! Then there's the kissing doves, ah! And the moon, WOW! Yes, it's a good shot! I just love your photography! But the card is where my heart is and this one really captured it! The color combo is my fav, totally speaks to me. Love the small layers and distressed edges. A real treat, TFS! Hugs, Autumn

  28. What a wonderful card, gorgeous colours and design, every little detail is stunning, what a keepsake it will be for someone. More amazing photography Pamellia, love them Kate x

  29. I am so enjoying your photos Pamellia, you take amazing shots of the birds and squirrels. Love your gorgeous wedding card as well.
    Yvonne xx

  30. Beautiful shade of blue on your card Pamellia and a lovely matching flower. Send us some sun...We're going to need to build an arc here soon. Lolol. Great shots of your wildlife xx

  31. Gorgeous card and shade of blue! I didn't know it got that hot in Canada! Here I always thought I wanted to move there to escape the heat and humidity here! Wonderful photos, once again, Pamellia! Love those sweet little animals!

  32. Stunning card design Pamellia, love the beautiful colours on these pretty papers, gorgeous layers and details.
    Enjoyed your wonderful photos, amazing shots of wildlife and walks.
    Pam x

  33. Beautiful card Pamellia. Adore that luxurious hat pin and the flowers and lace are a gorgeous combination. The little butterfly and heart are gorgeous embellishments and I love your arrangement. Tracy x

  34. Gorgeous card. Love all the textures. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi TT DT
    PS Your photos are wonderful, too.

  35. Hi Pamellia! First, your card is so lovely. That color is one of my favorites...aside from purple. And, second, I think the first white flowers are part of the Cratageus family so I'm guessing that it is a Cratageus monogyna which is a type of hawthorn shrub. I couldn't tell what the leaves looked like in your picture, so I'm assuming it's something similar to that family.

  36. Fabulous card Pamellia, I love the teal colour, it is unusual for a wedding card but it works so well. Loving the Pion papers too.

    Wonderful shots of the squirrels, they are so cute and just look at the colourful birds on your patio.

    Dionne xx

  37. Super card and fantastic photos, another wonderful post!!

  38. Your card is again beautifully designed and layered Pamellia, I love the way the little message is popped in as part of the layers and your aqua flower definitely unites everything with the aqua ribbon. Love it. I so love your squirrels, we had one in the road yesterday but with having cats I rarely see them in the garden unless it's Autumn and they are raiding the bird feeders. Hope your temperatures become more manageable - hopefully ours are just about to warm up after torrential rain and storms xxx

  39. Oh Pemellia -- unbelievable card. You have such a wonderful way of layering paper and embellishments. Sigh ... It's such a struggle for me. Your work is a tremendous inspiration. I've learned a great deal from looking at your designs. Spectacular color. Love the pins! And of course the verse tucked away amidst the layers is genius.

    I absolutely adore your nature photos. The kissing morning doves are marvelous. And you have captured the personality of your squirrels perfectly. That's a gift. I love the variety of colors of squirrels that you have. We primarily have grey squirrels in western North Carolina. However, over the last decade we've seen more and more white squirrels (not albino). Beautiful!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  40. Pamellia, this is stunning! I love all of the beautiful details, the matching ribbon and flower are gorgeous! Great pics too, I love the doves!
    Hugs, Tammy

  41. I am running out of superlative words for your work. ANOTHER so VERY BEAUTIFUL card Pamellia.

    Love your photos, and the fact you have attracted so many beautiful birds with your feed system.

    Sorry can't help with the flowers this time!

  42. Stunning card, beautiful photos, everything is amazing here, at your blog! Thank you so much, my friend for making my day with such a wonderful post! I can't believe you created this stunner using your scraps, it's utterly beautiful! So vintage, so feminine, so awesome! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  43. Your wedding card makes me fall in love :) Such a fabulous mixed media-shabby work!! It's a piece of art! Fabulous handmade flower and all the details are so sweet and gorgous! You are VERY talented!
    Thanks for sharing all these amazing photos, these birds have fabulous colours and seem really at their home! You have a fabulous family of squirrels, too, and the babies are very cute! In Italy is difficult see squirrels, they stay in the woods and don't come near the houses as these! Love them!!!

  44. Gorgoeus colours on your card Pamellia. LOVE that blue!! And the sweet heart charm.

    Great pics of your neighbourhood. And fantastic with your new bird feeder. The birds are beautiful! xx

  45. Hi Pamellia
    Did wonder where you were going with the saggy bit lol!
    This looks like you've taken a pile of gorgeous and put it on a card. A delight as always.
    I keep trying to get a snap of our local goldfinches but they are camera shy. You have a lovely selection of feathered and furry friends.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  46. Lovely photos! LOVE your card, all those gorgeous layers, yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!!! Beautifully done!!

  47. Fab photos and beautiful card! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

  48. Stunning creation. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  49. Your photos are award winning, truly incredible. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

  50. Beautiful colours! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  51. very pretty!!! I love the colors and interesting design!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  52. Hello doll. I absolutely enjoy this card, a lot! The color combo makes me heart sing. What a wonderful use of your scraps, I figure if I used my scraps I would end up with something like a Steampunk oddity with a splash of blues and reds. Your pictures are beautiful and so fun. What a lovely new world you live in and so fun! Awesome design of the bird feeders. Your furry critters make me smile every time I visit. Hope you are having a fantabulous weekend. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  53. Another stunning card Pamellia! Beautiful work. Nicola x

  54. Oh my this is just full of magic and so exquisite Pamellia, what a beautiful creation, the colours and embellishments are stupendous, I always have the title of a song in my mind when I come to visit you Pamellia it is 'I'm in Heaven', just thought I would share that with you, lol, magnificent Wedding card. The pictures are awesome I love the vibrancy of the colours I also love the bird feeder it looks lovely and rustic
    lorraine x

  55. Another gorgeous piece of work Pamellia. So soft and feminine and I love the vintage lace peaking out in several places...brilliant. Great pics today too. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat K x

  56. Another outstanding card! How fun to dig in the scrap bin and use up stuff, ha?! I can't believe your creations! Every one I could seriously stare at all day!
    The color pallet on this is lovely! What a pretty pull out tag~so many lovely details my friend! Such a beautiful, romantic look!

    Your pictures again are awesome...I want to come live there, hehe! The scenery is absolutely breathtaking! LOVE!
    Sherrie K

  57. Oh Pamellia, this is dreamy perfection. Your unique style speaks to my heart unlike any other. The softness defies description and I am enamored with the pops of blue. The heart charms are stunning, as is every layer of your creation. This exudes pure romance and I could sit and admire this all day long. :o) Stunning work, my sweet and talented friend!

    And your pictures! Oh my, they are stunning. I always love every single picture you post. You have been blessed with such an inspiring location! Your after dinner shot is exquisite and I just want to hug the sweet Mourning Doves! :o) Thank you for spreading happiness into all of our days!

    Hugs and blessings,

  58. Absolutely gorgeous creation love the flowers and your fabulous layering,beautiful lace and flowers and you ever growing photography skills are inspiring
    Carol x

  59. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  60. So many soft sweet elements in this, Pamelia. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I'm so grateful to have you play along, and I hope that you will join us again real soon.
    Have a blessed week, and God bless you!
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday - I'd love to have you stop by and say hello sometime.

  61. Pamela, your art won a Top # Honors at Word Art Wednesday. Congratulations. Please contact Karen. Blessings, Carole

  62. love this white and blue combiantion!
    its so pretty. and more nice photos!