Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pion Design - Father's Day

Hi Everyone!

There's been a lot of pastels and pearls around here recently, so I thought I would throw another masculine card into the mix. This Father's Day card was made for Pion Design using the new Mister Tom's Treasures paper collection. 

Mister Tom's Treasures - Tom's Motorcycle PD7401
Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom's Treasures - Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tom's Garden PD7407
Mister Tom's Treasures - Borders PD7410
Mister Tom's Treasures - Memory Notes PD7411
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tags PD7412

The notepaper design was made with an EK Success punch, the wood sentiment is from Recollections, the paper gears were cut with a Cheery Lynn die set, the metal gears are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the large cardboard gears were a gift from my friend Cec. Everything else is from my stash.

My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:

The other day, my good friend Sara asked a question about squirrels. Who would have ever thought I would be a person to know the answer, HA!! She was wondering about squirrel behaviour and asked if I had ever seen squirrels doing some crazy flips and rolling around on the ground.

I have decided to answer her with photos...THIS IS FOR YOU SARA EMILY.

First - a polite introduction...

Then some friendly grooming to break the ice...

Down the railing we go and start goofing off like little kids!

Now I know what you're thinking...WHY IS PAMELLIA SHOWING US SQUIRREL PORN!!
I assure you, that is not what they are doing, otherwise...EXPLAIN THIS...

So the answer to your question Sara Emily, is this. It is not only completely normal for squirrels to play and wrestle around just like kids, but it's an absolute delight to watch and I look forward to play time in the early evenings.

Would you like to know what's NOT normal...



(don't worry, the plant is now hanging safely up on the siding)

It's a good thing your so cute DeeDee!

That's a lot of squirrels for one day, think I should throw in a token after dinner shot, a bird shot and maybe a shot of the lake during the day too, just for good measure.

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. Lovely photos, I only get shots of pigeon porn here, but not squirrels! They are such fun to watch. Lovely male care, very well made. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. A super creation and colours Pamellia, sorry it's a bit short and sweet have tried to offer a bit of an apology on my blog.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  3. What a wonderful card for men and boys, Pamellia.
    And your photos are SUPER shots 👏 I enjoy to see them ❤
    Happy weekend, my friend 😆

  4. A stunning card with wonderful layers that are just right for a male.

    Great photos as always.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. OMG squirrel porn!!!!!!!!!! lol, only you could get piccies of this hun!!! you do make me laugh!!
    Fab card too, loving the colours, detail and layers, think this will make me laugh all day, he he xx the piccies that is not your wonderful card!! xx

  6. a stunning card x love it x and some gorgeous photos of squirrels x

  7. I love all your photos Pamellia..even if I did shut my eyes wasn't sure.. and your masculine card is the layers and fabulous details with dimension..wonderful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Fabulous card, that bike looks like it's driving out of the card! Oh my, I just melted at the squirrel pics. Seems that they have the same intelligence as bunnies. Why else would you come out of your dry shed that has a bowl of water in it, just to drink water from the bowl in the run, WHILST it is tipping it down with rain! Got to love their antics. Cara x

  9. haha love that squirrel porn lol, you rocked that explanation...
    Now whether it's flowers, ribbons or motorbikes, your cards are incredible, interesting and certainly amazing...hugs.xx{aNNie}

  10. Hi Pamellia,

    Thank you for the squirrel porn this morning lol! Beautiful piccies as usual and what a gorgeous Father's Day card. Brilliant. Thank you for your lovely comments too my friend.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Fabulous card. Love all the layers and elements and how you have brought them together and then the surprise of the hidden tag. Just perfect! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  12. Awesome male themed card Pamellia, everywhere you look there is something tucked away to see, this is such a work of art and a joy to see, brilliant creation, however, those adorable Squirrels steal the show, lol, what antics they get up to, we would never see this if it wasn't for you and your camera, you bring so much joy to the world of blogging Pamellia, thank you
    lorraine x

  13. Awesome card, Pamellia! The squirrels have me speechless! lol I am amazed by the clouds in your after dinner photo.

  14. Oh my gosh, I totally almost spewed water all over my computer screen!! Squirrel porn!! Haha!! I love the pics of them all stretched out, too!! So adorable!! I have a ton of squirrels and none of them are as cute as yours :)

    Your card is amazing, Pamellia!! Wow!! I love the layers and the details you added!! The motorcycle is a fabulous focal point and the gears are perfect touches!! What beautiful papers, too!! Absolutely stunning my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Your card is so masculine-any guy would love to get this! You have a beautiful corner of the world-I'm jealous! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

  16. A lovely bit of paper sculpture Pamellia...I really wanted to reach in and touch this one. As for the squirrel porn...well...they clearly couldn't decide on who was going to be dad!! xx

  17. Fabulous male vintage card, I love the bike and the background with the cogs is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La. Love the photos. We hope you will join us again ver soon. Jennifer DT member x

  18. What a fab male card Pamellia...I love those stacks of gears....add petrol and your could probably get that bike started! I laughed so loud with the (not) squirrel porn...great photos. Have a great weekend xx

  19. Your fantastic card and those amazing photos today---- unbelievable!
    Just great Pamellia... thank you so much for sharing this all with us!
    Happy Sunday !
    oxo Susi

  20. So many fabulous photos Pamellia I nearly forgot why I came in the first place!
    Love the card, gorgeous masculine layers and so many details, love the little gears you've slotted in.
    Avril xx

  21. Well, if I must say so, it does look like squirrel porn and they do look like they are having fun! On to your card ~ it is stunning! I love all the layers and all the details! What an awesome masculine card! Your squirrel porn pictures are good too!!

  22. A stunning masculine card, always love the amount of detail you add to your cards.
    The antics that those squirrels get up to, loved how you described it.
    Yvonne xx

  23. Boys toys this is a keeper
    TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

  24. Brilliant masculine card Pamellia, you can do any style.

    Those squirrel photos brought a big smile to my face as did the special comment for Sara Emily lol. I think a few of us probably got some funny ideas, so it's great to get an explanation, never stop learning lol, but gosh such brilliant shots!

  25. Fantastic male card Pamellia, love the layers and bike, looks like it`s popping of the card.
    Great photos! take your word for it that they are playing lol.
    Pam x

  26. Very nice card. Was it hard to do? I have a hard time making cards or crafts that are not "girly" haha. I love glitter and flowers. The card looks awesome.

  27. An amazing masculine card Pamellia, love all those wonderful layers and the great gears. Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares this month! Deb - Emerald Creek Dares DT member

  28. An amazing and stunning card. My husband would adore this card. All the eclectic details are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  29. Great card Pamellia. Always like to see something less girly as male cards are always a difficult subject though I do know girls who like motorbikes too Lol!
    Angela x

  30. Stunning masculine card Pamelia!! Love all the fabulous layers and all the little details. Your photos are always so amazing .. must admit, it does look a bit like squirrel porn, LOL! Would have been such fun to watch them wrestling each other .. so cute!! You live in an amazing part of the world .. thank you for sharing your fabulous photos. hugs xx

  31. Love love love your card Pamellia - and as for those squirrels, you were right - I was thinking 'porn' there for a few seconds :-).

  32. Ohhhhhh how I adore your squirrels escapades and their behavior! Too hilarious and I just want to squeeze them and love them and hug them tight! Now your masculine card is my new favorite of yours! The colors and the layers and the GEARS are awesome sauce are fantabulous! I lurve lurve love this! Wowzers and amazeballs dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  33. What a wonderful card, so many fantastic elements and the removable tag makes it interactive, which guys seem to love (they like something to play with, bless 'em). And your squirrel photos are absolutely gorgeous, I loved reading this post. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  34. Amazing masculine card. the more I see of these papers the more I am loving them. Your motorcycle image looks fabulous, especially with all of the cogs, rivets and distressed papers.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  35. This is my 3rd time of trying to comment ... halfway through it closes... So what I was trying to say was that your card is magnificent! Full of amazing detail. Your photos are a pure delight! Love them!! I often see our squirrels here playing too ... Have a beautiful day and hopefully this comment will go through!

  36. Your card is just amazing! I love all the detail you have. It's very creative! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrapshack.

  37. Amazing masculine card love all the different gears and layers . Love the photos of the squirrels playing great shots .

  38. Gorgeous masculine card. Love the Pion Design card stock. Great photos of the squirrels. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next gorgeous card with us soon. Always Hugs! Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

  39. I can't believe I am saying this but... this is one of my all time favorite cards you have made Pamellia. It totally blows me away - it's WONDERFULLY HANDSOME. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the metal you put in it. Every inch of it is just PERFECTION. WOW WOW WOW.

    And those squirrels. You had me totally cracking up. YES - I admit I was thinking that they were lovers and confession time... I"m still not sure they aren't!!!! Nevertheless - your pictures were so so so so so fun to see and you are SUCH a great photographer - capturing so many great shots. Thank you so much for sharing them - it's a joy to see.

    I think of you so often when I see the squirrels here doing their antics. I have one that goes up the stem of my waist high metal bird feeder - hops on the roof and then jumps over to the wood house bird feeder - then goes upside down like Dee Dee and eats the bird seed!!! All the time he's doing it I think - Oh Pamellia would love this!!!

    And that lake diner shot - GORGEOUS. Need to be a painting!!! XXj.

  40. What an awesome masculine card Pamellia! I love all of the masculine details and the metal elements! Fun photos too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  41. Wonderful card Pamellia, I'm always in awe how you can turn your hand to all types of card making! Wow those squirrels look full of fun don't they ha ha
    Donna xx

  42. What a gorgeous masculine card Pamellia! Love those papers, need to get some :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  43. Pamellia, I admit I jumped straight to the photography this time, as I read your message you had something for me to see on your blog (yesterday--sorry, I was "off" this weekend due to graduation and out of town guests.) AND I admit, I really thought you were off your rocker with the squirrel happy you cleared that up! Now we know why people say others are acting squirrely when we do something crazy! Your photos really caught those special moments, and now I must show you my squirrel video.

    Now about this card...Wow! There really is nothing off limits to your amazing gift of paper arranging and adding special details! I don't even know where to begin to gush over this fabulous masculine card! I love the papers, but it is those rivets, brads, gears, and that grungy chippie that make my heart flutter! Great job on a completely different make! I just LOVE this card!

    Your after dinner shot is beautiful, too! I saw a drone at Walmart today, and thought of you! I sure hope you don't crash that thing! Big hugs to you! Thank you for the special squirrel show! :):)

  44. Wauw this is such a fantastic masculine card Pamellia!! I love the vintage design, the Pion papers and all the lovely masculine embellishments. Great photo's too!! hugs, Marlies

  45. You can really do masculine in a wonderful way, and I'm SO envious. I've never been good at it, and you inspire me. This is AWESOME. Thanks for sharing in our Masculine Challenge, and please join us again soon. I LOVE seeing your wonderful art.

    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    P.S. I really hope you will stop by to play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday - always Anything Goes. This time, our prizes are Paper Smooches gift certificate and All Dressed Up digital. Every week has great prizes, and I'd love to have you join us.
    Karen, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

  46. Too funny with your frolicking squirrels! beautiful card with all the layers of gears and vintage motorcycle - a perfect masculine design - (and I'm sure you know - but that bird is a redwing blackbird (!) ) Julia xx

  47. Another brilliant make with Mister Toms papers.
    Julie x

  48. I will never tire of the squirrel photos as I won't with your fabulous cards. Fabulous masculine card, fantastic texture and loving those papers. Clever and talented and love your blog x

  49. Wow my hubby would love this card, he's really in to motorbikes. A tremendous amount of layers and details in this design, just amazing.

  50. Your card is absolutely amazing, love it, it's SO masculine. LOVE LOVE the details and the papers you have chosen.

    Your squirrel porn is so fun, I did chuckle, your photos are just wonderful and I love the clouds in your after dinner Lake shot. All fabulous and wonderful.

  51. Fantastic photos Pamellia. Your card is absolutely fantastic. I love masculine cards and this really appeals to me. I adore the papers and metal elements . The gears are the perfect combination with the focal image. Wonderful design, beautifully executed, as always. Tracy x

  52. Fantastic masculine card! The bike image is so cool and love all the fun gears! Great papers, fun colors and of course, fabulous design!
    Okay seriously, your squirrels crack me up! Yes, I was beginning to think you were sharing squirrel porn, hahaha! They have such a personality, ha? Your pictures are so awesome each post~I can't believe how well they cooperate for must have the best treats ever?!
    Thanks for sharing...:)
    Sherrie K

  53. Oh Pamellia the masculine layers that are beautifully shabby and wonderfully put together have just taken me in completely, I just adore this xxx

  54. Amazing man's card, Pamellia! Squirrel porn!!! LOL! :D

  55. Great nature shots - and I'll take your word for it that those squirrel ain't at it!!! Super male card too, love the colours the textures and all the layers, brilliant card for our male challenge over at OLL, Jx

  56. Goodness gracious! It's hard to say if I enjoyed the pictures more or the stunning card! Both are fun and fabulous and I love the dialog :)
    Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges! Barbara DT

  57. Fantastic Card Pamellia! Love it And I enjoyed photos as well! Keep sharing :)

  58. Utterly fabulous card, Pamellia - brilliant layering and dimension, and you know how I feel about blue and brown. To be perfectly honest, this is probably even more up my street than the feminine look... I always get jealous when the guys get the blue and brown cards!! Your squirrel photos today are pure joy - what a treat to get to see these creatures at play, thank you.
    Alison x

  59. Utterly hilarious! They put on quite the show! This card is such a fantastic masculine creation! Truly inspiring! Love the dark colors you used and gorgeous layering.

  60. Hi Pamellia
    My goodness, I'm in shock. All that's missing is some Barry White playing in the background and one of the participants smoking a cigarette on the final photo lol!
    Fantastic male card. They are pesky to make for but you do it with as much ease as the girlie ones. Top shelf as you once said lol! Mind you, with the squirrel porn, perhaps I shouldn't mention "top shelf" hahaha!
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  61. Cute card, Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenge
    DT Craft Rocket Challenge

  62. Did I miss so many of your wonderful creations?! :-(
    Stunning masculine card! Love the vintage look!
    And squirrel porn??!?! Hahaha..that made me laugh out loud! They are adorable little pair! :)
    Suchi xx

  63. Congratulations for making it in the top three at Really Reasonable Ribbon. My favorite is the Pion Design and Moment. I have to get this card stock - just love it. Gorgeous card and thanks and can't wait to see your next gorgeous card. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

  64. How come that I missed this amazing post...Woooooow, Pamellia, this is definitely my new favourite of yours! The layers, the colors, the gears, that awesome bicycle image, everything is brilliant here! I really need to get these wonderful Pion papers! It's the most beautiful masculine card I've seen! I am completely in awe, my friend!
    Your fantastic squirrel photos just made my day! Thank you so much, it's a treat for the eyes! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  65. I'm so happy to repeat how wonderful your card is Pamellia. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.
    Faith DT

  66. Fabulous Fathers day card brilliant layering and embelishments and fabulous papers--you sure that wasn't squirrel porn fitted in there lol
    carol x

  67. Wow! Another superb masculine card! Those squirrels are so funny! The bird is a real beauty! Hugs, Chrisx

  68. Wow, what a great masculine card. I love all the metal wear you've added to this, it's got so much detail. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR. I also enjoyed the squirel antics too!

  69. Pamellia, your creativity always amazes me but I am still laughing over the squirrel porn, lol.Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Dare Challenge Blog.

  70. Gorgeous card with scrumptious layering! Congrats on your Emerald Creek win! LOL on the squirrel antics. I have many of them playing in my yard all year through so can totally relate. ;)