Saturday, July 16, 2016

Frilly and Funkie StepxStep and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone!

It's time for my Saturday Step by Step over at FRILLY AND FUNKIE! If you were here on Wednesday, you have seen my striped Christmas card featuring some wonderful products from Linda's shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I do hope you will pop on over and visit me for a step by step tutorial on how I put this together. And don't forget to join us for our current challenge ALL LINED UP.


A couple of weeks ago I hit my two year mark for my blog!! In another couple weeks I will hit my 300th post!! I figured now was a great time to have a thank you giveaway!! I am so grateful for each one of my followers and all the amazing bloggy friends that I have made, so I have put together two prizes for two lucky winners!

This Heartfelt Creations prize package has two stamp sets - All Stacked Up and Coffee Mug, as well as the coordinating die set Coffee Mug which works with both stamp sets.
This prize package also comes with some surprise bonuses that I know you will love!

This Spellbinders prize package contains this Spellbinders "Simply Me" stamp and die set from the new Debi Adams line as well as the "Hip Hip Hooray" die set from Debi Adams.
This prize package also comes with some surprise bonuses that I know you will love!

You all know the drill...

- be a follower of my blog
- display one of the prize images in your sidebar with a link back to this post
- leave a comment so I know you're interested in the draw

I will attach this to my sidebar until the end of August, when I will announce the winner.
and Yes, I will mail internationally too!!

UPDATE: I apologize for the delay on announcing the winners, I will get this done as soon as I return from my time off. Thanks again to everyone!!

To continue with our visit to the MacEwan Terrace Gardens, here are a few more shots of the flowers and lovely grounds they have there. Thank you to everyone who helped identify all the flowers from Wednesday!! Can you do it again??

Something very strange. I haven't seen a single butterfly all summer. I thought for sure a Botanical Garden would be full of butterflies, but all I saw were bees. Very strange indeed!

Back on the home front, my baby Sparrow has become a regular. She sits out in the tree for hours at a time eyeballing the feeder and chirping away. I hope she's not too traumatized from getting stuck there the other day. Come on girl, you can do it!!

Guess who finally managed to come for a visit? SKITTLES!!!
Oh my gosh, tell me you don't want to scoop him up! He's even smaller than Junior!

Now if I could just get PRECIOUS to come down out of the tree, I would officially have a baby squirrel day care center on the patio!

And what about JUNIOR? Well if he's not sleeping under the cushions, then he's sleeping on top of the cushions! 

OH, Good grief!

My token after dinner shot with a touch of artsy thrown in.

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. Wonderful card, so much to see and enjoy. Love all the photos, too, those gardens are well worth a visit. And of course, your totally sweet visitors are gorgeous, and that baby sparrow is still my fave, so sweet. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Love your awesome Christmas creation with all shabby look! Enjoyed all the wonderful pics of your garden with full of blooms and cute visitors! Heaven is here!!!
    And thanks for the chance to win your prize package! Posted the pic in my side bar to send more traffic here!

  3. Your card is as stunning as the first time I saw it Pamellia..and thank you so much for the chance to win your candy..all linked up..and little junior straddling the cushions is priceless..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. wow Congrats have been inspiration to many of us crafters and so so talented my dear friend! Great to know you thru this blog land and to see your wonderful works.Thanks for the opportunity and hope we international crafters qualify too!

  5. What a wonderful give away - thanks Pamellia, I have done what's needed :-)
    Love those gardens - they are beautiful. Can't rally help with the flowers, other than the top one is Agapanthus (known in our family as Aunt Aggie's Pants. Blame my Aunt for that).
    Those squirrels are certainly entertaining - Junior has personality plus!!

  6. Stunning card Pamellia !! The pictures are priceless..esp the junior :)...thanks for the awesome candy...done all !!

  7. Amazing card and stunning photographs as well-always a joy to visit your blog

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Wow your card is fabulous, loving the shabby layers and those awesome piccies, we still are in rain!!! never had a dry day for weeks, so love seeing yours, wow awesome candy too hunny, count me in and I will pop it on my sidebar, wishing you a fabby weekend hun, yours is probably in the sun, lol hugs Liz xx

  9. Gorgeous photos Pamellia. I live in a little village and I have the privilege to observe wild animals in their natural environment. It is priceless. About your flower, I know the 3 one. We call it Ameriški slamnik. First one I think it is Allium.
    At the and thank you for your inspirations and beautiful tuturial. Also thanks for chance to win your super candy.

    Have a nice day, Marjeta

  10. Wow, beautiful photo's in gorgeous colours. And your Christmascard looks gorgeous. Beautiful how you've worked with all the different layers.
    Greetings Miranda

  11. Brilliant design,the colours and stamp are gorgeous..xx{aNNie}

  12. I loved this card Pamellia, it's gorgeous. Many congrats on your 2nd bloggervesary. It's been such fun meeting you and becoming a great blogging friend. Thanks for the giveaway and please put my name in the hat. Lovely photos and here's to many more years of sharing crafting friendship. Cheers to you my friend xx

  13. I saw this beautiful card alright, will pop over to F+F later on. Fantatstic candy draws thsnku, hasnt 2 years flown by, you deserve all the success you are enjoying for sure. The 1st flower is echinacea. Please ask the adorable sparrow's mum to preen his feathers or he will catch a chill. All the other photos are fab too! Happy Weeekend! Nicola x

  14. Great mixed media card, so festive and full of beauiful details! I will go to look at the tutorial. :)
    We have the blogaversary at the some time :D Thanks for the chance in this so generous giveway, such yummy prizes you have!
    Your wonderful photos fill my eyes, with these bright flowers and the wild animals! Your patio is coming out as a squirrel nursery... :D Such amazing furbabies! I feel like I can touch their polish hair... Thanks, they make me smile!
    The poor cute Sparrow surely would eat... hope that she(?) will found again the courage to approach to the feeder
    Hugs, and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog

  15. I love everything Christmas/winter related so will be very interested in your tutorial. Love those squirrels and your scenes outdoors. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary--what wonderful prize packages you are offering! I am a follower. Now I just have to figure out how to put the giveaway on my sidebar. I'm not very saavy computer-wise and don't want to miss out on the giveaway.

  16. I absolutely adore this card so I can't wait to head over and see how you put it together!! Congratulations on two amazing blogging years filled with stunning projects and tons of inspiration!! You are so sweet to have a giveaway :) I've added it to my sidebar.

    Absolutely stunning pictures!! The gardens are so beautiful and I love the pretty flowers!! I hope the sweet little sparrow gathers her courage to try the feeder again!! I just adore Junior!! He's so adorable!! Your artsy dinner shot is stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Beautiful card with lots of gorgeous details.
    Hugs Veerle

  18. Hi Pamellia, another gorgeous card with lots of fabulous layers, I just love all the detail and the lovely frosty look.
    Once again such beautiful photos, the baby sparrow is so sweet.
    Congrats on your Blogging anniversary and yes it's so lovely to meet so many new and wonderful people, sometimes in person, as I've done, but equally, just in Blogland. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway, you are very generous, Kate x

  19. Congratulations, Pamellia, on your two wonderful blogging years! You have inspred so many of us with your fantastic art work, brilliant photos and amazing tutorials! Your blog is trully one of the best places to visit in the blogland!
    I simply adore your utterly stunning card and I am so excited to see your step by step at Frilly and Funkie!
    Fantastic shots and I always love to see how Junior is doing! He is awesome!
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway! How sweet of you, my friend!
    Have a great weekend! Big hugs! Branka xx

  20. Congrats huni! I have added the link and photo to my blog and will be keeping my fingers crossed! Awesome photographs too and I will be checking your tutorial to add to one of my Pinterest boards Karen x

  21. Wow...een great Christmas card Pammellia, there is again so much to see..frosty and snowy!
    And congratiolations with your two years blogging! Always so much joy and a visit on your blog, makes me so happy!!! One off my favorite at this moment! Your Giveaway is amazing and thanks a lot for this chance and good luck for everybody! I added the link in my sidebar!
    Have a nice weekend, xx Gerie

  22. Wow, I started to scroll to comment on your gorgeous card but I've been delayed whilst looking at all of your amazing photographs. I think that we should definitely re-name you the Squirrel Whisperer! You have such a keen eye for photography Pamellia and it really is so very kind of you to share your photos with us. Now onto your gorgeous card which reminds me of a candy cane with its red and white stripes. So many luscious layer create the most perfect Christmas card which has such a wonderful, nostalgic feel to it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty Hugs, Sandra X

  23. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous card as I commented on Wednesday I wont repeat myself today lol! Fabulous piccies as always, just love those squirrels and you have to love Junior, he is so relaxed at your home its amazing. My cats lie on the back of my cushions like that sometimes, just let everything hang lol! I would love to enter your competition my friend except there is no link to enter so I will try and put the picture on my side bar, I will emphasize the 'try' bit lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. A beautiful post all round dial Pamela, your card is magnificent, love the stripes. I would love to enter your Giveaway and thank you for the beautiful inspiration that you share with us xx

  25. A gorgeous card and beautiful photos from the garden you visited.
    I would love to come visit the squirrel day care centre. They all know where they are safe and look so comfortable.
    Yvonne xx

  26. Such fabulous shots of the gardens and always brings a smile to my face of the 'kids' on the patio and the tree near by. Beautiful and gorgeous card and loving the stripes, thank you so much for sharing x

  27. Beautiful Christmas creation Pamellia I love all the details, the photos are all so lovely
    Kevin xx

  28. Your card is still gorgeous...and definitely worth another look:) Wonderful photos today , the gardens and flowers are beautiful... love the idea of a baby squirrel daycare centre!

  29. Loving all the details of your gorgeous card Pamellia. Ha ha I love seeing Junior.....he should get his very own blog too I think ;)
    Donna xx

  30. oh its so nice card!
    and those grden look amazing!
    love all your photos!
    squirrel is so cute!
    have a nice day hugs!
    thank for the chance.

  31. Good grief is right!! What a laugh that squirrel is!! Your card is luscious - getting me in the mood for one of my very favorite holidays, for sure! Love all the layered detail - and the stripes!! I am far behind in visits, as I am getting the new house sort of settled - won't be out here permanently for another year or so, but in the meantime, you know how moving goes! Looking forward to a nice catch up with all of your wonderful posts - your photography is just as stunning as your makes - lots of talents, Pamellia! Thank you for sharing them with all of us - xxx Lynn

  32. And PS - please put my name in the hat for your wonderful giveaway! xxx Lynn

  33. Wonderful shabby chic card! It's simply stunning. Your photography skills are also spectacular. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  34. I thought I had hit the wrong button there for a second but this does give me the opportunity to say how much I love seeing all of your squirrels, especially the babies. I love the idea of you running a squirrel creche.

    Right, am of to see the step by step on this card.

    Dionne x

  35. Another great milestone achieved Pamellia, congratulations. It is such a pleasure to visit you and seeing your exquisite creations and also for your amazing photography - especially the flora and fauna! Always a pleasure to see Junior too! Funnily enough, I have not seen a single butterfly over here either but I blame out bad summer for that, but it is strange that you have not seen any.....

    Off to have a look at how you created your gorgeous card now... Hugs, Anne xx

  36. Congrats on this wonderful mile stone and what a generous give away! I love that particular Heartfelt Creations collection nd it would be wonderful to win it.

    I told you already I love your cards and your photos are always awesome, those baby squirrels are more than adorable!!
    Right off to F&F for a closer look.....

  37. Your work is always stunning, love the photos you take as I am a fan of the animals also! Thanks for your inspiration.

  38. Congratulations Pamellia on your 300th absolutely fabulous posts. Your giveaways would be great to win, thanks for the opportunity, but please ignore me the the prize, someone else would make GREAT use of them. This card is so wonderful as always as are your photos of the beautiful gardens. Love the evening shot too.
    Have a great Sunday.


  39. Just fabulous as usual, I love the squirrel updates! Cara x

  40. Amazing design with so many wonderful elements, Pamellia. Always enjoy your pics too. xx

  41. What a lovely way to celebrate your two milestones. No need to put my name in the hat - my craft room is already overflowing - but I wanted to add my congratulations. It's always a joy to visit here and see your beautiful work, not to mention your amazing photography. Here's to many more years!
    Alison x

  42. Hi Pamellia. This is such a great card and wonderful photos.
    Thanks for the chance to win your amazing giveaway. I have my fingers crossed.
    Hugs, Valerija

  43. Congratulations Pamellia!! May you get many such awesome milestones ahead!! :)
    Your card is really wonderful! LOVE the garden and the bees! ;) Amazing coffee shot too!
    Ah yes, and thanks for this generous chance to win! Done all that is needed... :)
    Suchi xx

  44. I love visiting here to see your beautiful card creations and your lovely photo's too.
    Congrats on your 2 year blogaversary and wish you many more to come. Your beautiful Christmas card today has gone on my inspirational Pinterest board along with many of your fabulous creations. Thanks for the chance to win one of your Candy prizes too, very generous of you to have this giveaway.

  45. Thank you darling for some yummy candy! Super happy for you to have reached this milestone. I've added your pic to my sidebar. ;0 Now let me tell you, this card is one of my favorite cards of all time, not just by you - but in the world! AMAZING!!!! And your lovely floral images are such a breath of fresh air for me, on this hot day in South Carolina where everything green is brown. :( Big hugs, Autumn

  46. Fabulous card and so much inspiration! have me in the mood for Christmas! I love the beautiful papers and all the fantastic details! The deer is stunning...your creations are AMAZING!!! Congrats on 2 yrs of blogging and 300th post to come soon! Wow, you are rockin' it! Also, thanks for the great tutorial over at Frilly and Funkie! Your pictures are breathtaking and so glad you share them!
    Thanks so much for a chance at your awesome giveaway! I have added it to my sidebar :)
    Have a wonderful evening!
    Sherrie K

  47. Firstly, Congratulations Pamellia on completing 2 years and 300 blog posts!! This card is so beautiful! Everything goes along so well! The colours, textures and embellishments! I want to follow you but I don't know why the blogger icon is not allowing me to! Hope to fix that soon! Anyways I have added the second pic to my sidebar! Hope to win this cute giveaway! :D

  48. Pamellia, You are rockin these holiday cards- gorgeous!!!I'll take this one-heehee
    Your garden photos are so inspirational, what a beautiful place to just relax and have zen time! Lucky you!
    And your squirrels- haahaaa what can I say? they cracl me up!! You need to do a video of their antics next!!
    sending hugs,Jackie

  49. Wow what a beautiful card ! gorgeous details.
    Your Giveaway is amazing .
    Greetings Doris

  50. Fabulous card Pamellia and Congratulations on the 2 yr Anniversary and 300 posts a wonderful achievement. That's a very generous giveaway, I will add the picture to my sidebar, so thanks for the chance.
    Loved today's photos and Junior ........he's a star!
    Avril xx

  51. Your card is stunning Pamelia. With the many Christmas cards you are sharing I am getting heaps of inspiration as I need to start making a few more myself. Love all the many layer you always use on your cards .. fabulous! Love your photographs too .. such a beautiful place you live in and, of course, all the little critters are so adorable .. love that you share them with us.
    Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway .. would so love to win. hugs xx

  52. I am so sorry, I forgot to post to my side bar and am doing so NOW. xxxxxxxxxxx

  53. I seem to have missed this post . This a gorgeous Christmas card love the striped reindeer and all the layering . Beautiful photos of your surroundings . thanks for a chance to win some blog candy .Gotta go now and post on my sidebar .

  54. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I'm all behind (in more ways than one lol!)
    You do do festive so beautifully.
    Now flowers.......starting with the seed head ones and continuing in order.....
    Great Lobelia (possibly)
    A type of daisy (possibly)
    As for that squirrel, I'd be careful where you rest your head on that cushion as you don't know where his bits have been lol!!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  55. Me again
    Very remiss of me to forget to say Happy Anniversary...............has it been 2 years already? My goodness.
    Beautifully generous gifts you are offering. Don't include me in the draw as I have the pleasure of owning 2 of your beautiful cards and I'm only to happy to visit and comment anyway matey.
    Ang x

  56. Happy Anniversary and love your Christmas card it's just stunning
    1st = giant chive (alliums)
    Last 3 flowers with bees = bee balm come in pink and purple
    Thanks for the chance with your amazing candy too
    Hugs Nikki
    Off to add a link

  57. Pamellia, have you really only been blogging for two years?! I feel like it's been much longer. I'm so glad you found your way to our lovely blogging community. Crafters really are such lovely people and your cards and beautiful designs have been such a treat to behold for the past two years. You have a magical way with the shabby chic style. I love your creations. What a wonderful way to celebrate the two years. Thank you for the sweet gesture and I would love to be in the running to win. Now let's talk flowers. The top ones I believe are Giant Chives, the bright pink daisy like one with the deep orange centre that pops up above the petals is an echinacea flower. I recognise but can't name the others, so will watch to see what others come back with. Gorgeous shots of the playful Squirrels. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  58. Pamellia, I believe I saw this card in your step by step at Frilly and Funkie, but I better rush back over there to be sure. I just love the candy stripe candy looking ribbon and that striped prancing deer! But the entire card is a fabulous design with so many fun details to look at. Think this is my favorite as is the last one! Durn, Pamellia, you make it so hard to choose!

    Your flower shots are amazing, and I seriously think you should be going professional. I think the flower after the allium is hosta. They are desired more for their big leaves more than the flower. My sister is a grower of these and does a lot of hosta shows. Hard to tell exactly without the leaves in the photo, but I'd be willing to bet. I believe the blue one is a scaevola. I agree with Mrs. Duck on the others. I haven't seen many butterflies this year and no honey bees at all. I saw my first wasp today.

    Gotta run! Have a wonderful evening! Big hugs!

  59. Sorry! I was so wrapped up with that beautiful card and flowers, I forgot to say Happy Anniversary! Wow! 2 years goes by quick! You have offered a very generous prize package to celebrate and hopefully I can get that photo up on my sidebar! I'm one of your biggest fans! Hee! Hee! Mwah!

  60. Pamellia, your heart is as beautiful as your creations and I am so grateful to have you as a friend! The best thing about this crafty community is the friendships that form... I had no idea lifelong friendships would emerge from this hobby. You hold a special place in my heart, my dear friend. Happy happy birthday/anniversary for your crafty home that inspires people all over the world! We are blessed by you every single day. :o) Thank you for offering such generous prizes as we celebrate YOU!

    Of course your card is perfectly delightful, encouraging Christmas dreams to flutter within. The traditional color palette is stunning and I am thoroughly enamored with that reindeer. :o) This card is the perfect accompaniment to this celebration because you are a gift to us! Every visit to your blog is indeed like Christmas morning. Layers upon layers of inspiration adorn this festive beauty, with sweet gifts nestled throughout. And naturally your pictures are breathtakingly beautiful and fill my heart with warm fuzzies. Thank you for ending my day in such a lovely way. Have a sparkly night, my treasured friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  61. Yes, indeed, I would love to win. Love each of your creations and happy anniversary. Also love all the pics you post.

  62. I'd love to win, not sure how to do that sidebar thing you mentioned on my phone. Always love seeing ur creations!

  63. I'd love to win, not sure how to do that sidebar thing you mentioned on my phone. Always love seeing ur creations!

  64. This is the first time I'm visiting your blog.....amazing cards and superb photography....enjoyed going through all projects....Thanks for this giveaway.

  65. Congrats on your blogiversary! Best wishes for other blogging years!
    Your Christmas card is amazing! So much details!
    Thanks for the chance!

  66. Gongratulations on your boganniverary Pamellia.
    I found your blog while leaving comments on my friends blog.
    Love your gorgeous creations.
    I really enjoy schrolling down to see and I am happy to be one of your new followers
    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy. I addet it on my sidebar.
    The photo's are beautiful too.

  67. Amazing Candy Pamellia, stunning creation as always the layers and textures are fabulous
    Beautiful pictures and fur babies.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  68. Your card is beautiful Pamellia, the photos of the garden are fab- I want to go there, but for now I will head over to frilly & funky to see how you put your card together. I would also love to be in the entry for the giveaway That is so generous of you. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  69. Beautiful card! Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I'm a new follower here & would love to join your giveaway. I have a giveaway on my blog as well.

  70. Beautiful distressed layers on your shabby chic card Pamellia. I watched some of your videos last week and my little girl was like, "I thought you have seen it that day?" lol. Just can't get enough and looking forward to see more! Congratulations on your two years, you have shared so much with us all and gave me lots of inspirations. The photos of the garden are amazing. Sorry can't help name the flowers because I'm not too sure if those beauties can be found in my country or the nursery nearby but it's really interesting to see the landscape as my garden still needs more upgrading {no mojo to do gardening these days because I'm sewing dresses at the moment when I'm not playing with colors, lol}. I love your photography skills! Stunning shots!! All the best to you Pamellia and thanks for the sweet candy. Big hugs xx

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  72. you are doing stunning cards wow ...
    Thanks for the chance to win your amazing giveaway.
    have a great day!

  73. Gorgeous shabby chic card! Loving the layers and the teture and the corrugated cardboard deer.