Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pion Design - Christmas Greetings

Hello Everyone!

I'm back with yet another Christmas card for Pion Design. I gotta say, I just can't get enough of this new collection GREETINGS FROM THE NORTH POLE! I love all the neutrals and I'll take any excuse to cover a card with SnowTex!! tee hee.

Click on the thumbnails to view the entire Pion Design collections:


From Grandma's Attic - Winter Joy PD1316
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603B
Greetings From the North Pole - Let it Snow PD7609F
Greetings From the North Pole - Snowflakes PD7604F
Greetings From the North Pole - Memory Notes PD7611F
Greetings From the North Pole - Borders PD7610F
Greetings From the North Pole - Tags - PD7612F

The snowflakes are cut with Penny Black Snowflake Trio, the pine branch border and the pine branch sprigs are both Impression Obsession, the mold is made with hot glue and a custom silicone mold, everything else is from my stash.

Thought I would share a few photos from our stop at Lake Simcoe. We were quite disappointed because it turns out that pretty much the entire shoreline is taken up by private home owners, leaving no areas for tourists or even locals to get up to the water. No public fishing docks, swimming holes, or trails to walk. There was a park you had to pay to enter, but for a quick walk along the beach it's just not worth the $40! 

We did find this one little marina, but even there, we felt like we were trespassing. It sure was beautiful though and the weather could not have been more perfect. Great place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit. lol

And back on the home front, I've seen my first baby Chickadee. Oh my gosh, this little guy was so freaking tiny! CUTE!! 

MR BAGGINS says hello from the railing!

Say hello to MADONNA everyone! Why Madonna for a name, well would you just look at that tail. Tell me that's not a runway, show-offy, boa-ish, vogue kind of tail! Sounds like Madonna to me.

Guess what JUNIOR has discovered? Plants are yummy! Oh yes, that's what he's eyeballing above him in this photo. If the food bowl is empty, he proceeds directly to the planter! Little bugger! lol

And last but not least, the very bizarre looking after dinner shot. 

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. Your card is amazing Pamellia - love all the wee tags and photos tucked under the layers, the texture and colours are mind blowing!!
    The lake is pretty - so sad the access is so limited :-(
    As ever your nature photos are gorgeous - and as for Junior, he's a bit of a worry, eating your plants - what next!

  2. Beautiful Pamellia, you have totally captured the frosty wintery feel.

    B b

  3. Fantastic Christmas card, so cold and frosty and sparkly. Love the photos, such a shame that you can hardly get down to the lake because of private properties.Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

  4. This is gorgeous card, love the image and fabulous colours.xx{aNNie}

  5. Wonderful everything on your card as always. I went to Pion Design and saw all the fantastic things there as well--what a collection!

    Fantastic water photographs with freedom and space written all over the scenes. Thanks for sharing them

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Another stunning Christmas card Pamellia! Loving those rustic colours ... That does look a beautiful place ... such a shame it's all private and I love the photos of your squirrels!

  7. The snow looks great on all your card and this neutral colours are just perfect for it! Wow! The sparkling snowflakes and the frame with the vintage image are fabulous and love the chabchon and the tag with the birds, how lovely are them!! These papers are very beautiful, amazing layers and ribbon!! How many talent you have!!!
    Such a wonderful lake, great shots! I think that if there aren't public activities, there are also less pollution and rubbish, and the nature can be preserved better. In Italy where there are tourists, there are also the death of nature... Persons haven't respect for natural places! :(( Sigh! Our free beaches are full of any type of rubbish! And where there are locations and tourist activities the nature is already dead.
    How cute is your baby Chickadee!!! Adorable! And such a surprise for Junior knowing that plants are good enought to eat! :D The tail of Madonna is really gorgous! Such a lovely lady she is! :D
    Have a great Sunday in your unpolluted nature, far away from human's damages! :D

  8. What a glorious card Pamellia, I love the papers and the wonderful embellishments too, that is a gorgeous little topper too.
    More wonderful photos, we have the same sort of problems here in the Highlands where estate owners try to stop walkers from walking in the mountains. I mean who can own a mountain? It's mostly ignored, the Scots have always been rebellious.
    Looks a lovely lake,Kate x

  9. Gorgeous rustic Christmas card Pamellia! Love the choice of colors and that wonderful little frame!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous creation hun, cant believe I have missed so many posts as I have not blogged for 10 days lol! I am now going to look over your incredible posts but I wont comment on them as it will take me too long but they really are all beautiful, lovin the photos as always hun.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie j xxx

  11. Totally gorgeous card hun, those papers are yummy, may just have to buy some!!! those piccies are scrummy again, I think those gulls are saying the cheek of those two visiting our neighbour hood, anybody think they lived here, lol only joking hun, xx

  12. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very super design, and wonderful creation.
    I as usual love everything about it.
    The neutral colours ,and that cabochon with the bird is super.
    Great photos as always, and that lake looks so cool and inviting.
    Your squirrel friends are gorgeous especially Maddonna.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Once again, I love this card! I love snow and Christmas so can't wait to get my hands on this collection. Lovely photos as well.

  14. hi Pamellia, another stunning Christmas creation, you always get so much detail in to look at I love it!! gorgeous pictures too
    Kevin xx

  15. I just love the snowflakes and the beautiful frame, those little birds are delightful too - along with the snow!!

    That is a real shame about Lake Simcoe and wow - charging $40 to visit the park is just plain silly, I guess they really don't want visitors! Madonna's tail is truly beautiful. Junior had better watch out, otherwise he will be siting on the naughty step.... Hugs, Anne xx

  16. Lots of lovely layering again and you've really captured that frosty winter feel. I love all of the snowflakes and the little one's face in the image is so sweet. Just beautiful. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

  17. Oh wow, what a stunning Christmas card, Pamellia!! I love the snowflakes and the amazing layers!! The papers are so gorgeous!! The sparkle and the snow tex are fabulous!! Absolutely spectacular my friend!! Wow!!

    Lake Simcoe is gorgeous!! What a beautiful place to live!! Too bad you can't visit :( Oh, Madonna is gorgeous!! What a tail!! I bet she is a squirrel diva :) And sweet Junior...he makes me smile. Have a great Sunday my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. Beautiful card the soft neutral colours with the touches of gold, fab layering and that snowflake embellished seam binding bow is just gorgeous!
    The lake looks beautiful, shame it's not more freely accessible for more people top enjoY.
    Hope junior doesn't scoff all your plants!

  19. very pretty card and woderful photos!

  20. Beautiful the earth tones and sparkle and all those fabulous layers..Madonna has a gorgeous tail and Junior!...what can I say..he is so cheeky.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  21. Another beautiful card, your Christmas stock of cards is growing by the week. Loved the photos, but I thought our car parking here was expensive, but yours seems way out.
    Yvonne xx

  22. Love the olde worlde look to this latest amazing Christmas card Pamellia, the sprinkling of snow looks wonderful. Wow, what a beautiful place to live that must be, such a shame you couldn't get more shots though xx

  23. Anther gorgeous Christmas card Pamellia, love the layers of beautiful papers and decorations.
    Loved the photos you have shared, shame it`s all private beach..
    Pam x

  24. Fantastic Christmas card~the neutral colors are so pretty and I love the gorgeous papers! The snow and the sprigs, branches all look amazing! Wow, I need to try the silicone mold thing sometime! It's peeked my curiosity! Your bow is outstanding! GORGEOUS card again my friend!!! You always do such an amazing job on everything!
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful shots! It's to bad you couldn't get more shots of Lake Simcoe..looks gorgeous tho! Your little critters are adorable as usual and your after dinner shot is breathtaking!
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I am gonna be playing catch up tomorrow after chasing grandkids all weekend! Ofta, they wear you out, hehe!
    Sherrie K

  25. A wonderful Christmas card Pamellia. The neutral colours look fabulous with the pretty white snowflakes and lace. The frame, bow and little robins are all gorgeous.
    What a shame that some people think they are more entitled to Mother Nature's gifts than others. We have the most beautiful coastline here in South West Wales and the coastal walks are free for all to enjoy.
    Lovely photos of Mr Baggin's smile and Madonna's extra long tail xx

  26. Beautifully golden, snowy, and frosty creation, Pamellia! Shabby elegance at its finest. Pretty lake photos. But when all is said and done, there is no place like home. Your critters, evening sunset, and homey photos bring me to your heart! Hugs, de

  27. Wow, this is gorgeous - a card and photos.
    Valerija xx

  28. Поредната впечатляваща красота в творение и снимки!!!

  29. Gorgeous seasonal card Pamellia. The neutrals are so eye catching and give the design a real vintage feel. Love the touch of sparkle too. Gorgeous framed image and I love your bow treatment. Love seeing your photos too, absolutely gorgeous. Have a lovely week. Tracy x

  30. Beautiful card Pamellia, perfectly snowy and frosty looking. Sad about the access situation especially the less rich locals of course! Ah Junior being naughty I cat is exactly the same if food isn't delivered quickly enough!
    Donna xx

  31. The colors of your card are so beautifull and also the sparkles! Silecone mold gives
    a cool effect! Lovely pictures at the Lake!
    Gerie x

  32. Another stunner!! Love how you manage to get so much detail onto such a small space .. something I find very difficult to do. I never seem to get enough layers on my cards but you make it look so effortless. The colours are gorgeous and I drool over your 'snow' effects .. gorgeous!! You live in such a beautiful place .. such a shame that there is very little public access to that beautiful Lake. Would be a lovely place to spend the day. Love seeing your sweet little critters again .. always the icing on the cake! hugs xx

  33. What a fantastic card! You've captured the feel and look of winter - perfectly! Without the cold of course. ;) Naughty Jr. Hello Madonna. I get such a kick out of how they straddle railing, branch, chair arm...whatever when they lay down. :):) Oh I love the sky pic. Looks like a storm is brewing. Thanks as ever for sharing. Huhs

  34. What a wonderful winter card - I can feel the chill just looking at it! Lovely photos too!

  35. Wow this is breathtaking love the colors and those snowflakes are gorgeous must keep my eye out for the penny black dies . Beautiful photos of the lake its a shame that you couldn't take a walk on the beach .

  36. Oh Pamellia, excuse me while I fall into the lovely Christmas wonderland you have blessed us with... there are no adequate words to portray the beauty in everything your heart creates. I cannot wait to use these beautiful papers. The frame is gorgeous, your layering is perfection, and I adore the sweet pine branches. The birdie ticket, covered in snowy delight and tucked beneath a majestic snowflake is pure bliss. Oh the inspiration I receive from you, my dear friend!

    Oh my, how stunning are your pictures! The marina is perfectly heavenly and your photography is truly enchanting. You capture beauty and sweetness so wonderfully. Gorgeous pictures back home too, of course... you have the happiest of homes, I am certain. You wouldn't be surrounded by so much fluffy love otherwise. :o) Sending tons of love to you and your sweet furry friends!

    Hugs and blessings,

  37. The neutral colours together with the snowy accents work beautifully in this card design Pamellia, a gorgeous Christmas card.

  38. Your fabulous sepia colours give this card a real vintage feel, especially with the cheeking little chappy looking out at you. I love all of the snowflakes.

    Dionne xx

  39. Snow Tex and these papers along with the talented hands of Bubbles=priceless and fantabulous design. This may be the card I CASE this year (like the deer one last year). Totally digging the rustic vibe with this one. Kraft paper is on my wish list as well. You do such interesting things with it. Love the texture the snow tex gives and the added sparkle. Your little tikes sure are splendid to watch and Madonna has a fantastically fabulous tail. Her name suits her well. And of course Junior is a riot! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  40. beautiful christmas card and a lovely visual treat for us

  41. Beautiful.card. Those colora actually come out very nice

  42. Hi Pamellia
    Only you can capture festive frosty chic! Another glorious card from the Johnson craft room.
    Its a shame when you visit places that are barred for the many in favour of a select few. I did a quick conversion of the $40 to GBP ............... nearly £24 to park! Eeeeeeek! I'd expect lunch and a full valet for that lol! (That's a valet on the car not me hahaha!)
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  43. Wow! Great frosty loveliness! This really is a beauty Pamellia! It must have been very irritating to find you can no longer visit somewhere familiar! Love those Squirrel pics - especially Madonna! Chrisx

  44. This has got to be my favorite of your Christmas cards this year--it has those sweet little birdies and those amazing snowflakes! Love, love, LOVE! We have a few of those exclusive neighborhoods here at the beach and at the lake we visit in South Carolina, too. I'm with you, the $40 just isn't worth it! Love seeing those sweet furry friends; Madonna must be the envy of all the Does with that massive tail! Tee Hee! Huge hugs to you!

  45. This has got to be my favorite of your Christmas cards this year--it has those sweet little birdies and those amazing snowflakes! Love, love, LOVE! We have a few of those exclusive neighborhoods here at the beach and at the lake we visit in South Carolina, too. I'm with you, the $40 just isn't worth it! Love seeing those sweet furry friends; Madonna must be the envy of all the Does with that massive tail! Tee Hee! Huge hugs to you!

  46. Love the vintage, delicate touch to your card. The squirrels, eep so cute! Cara x

  47. Fabulous Christmas card love all the icy snow effects,neutrals colours and gorgeous bow --beautiful clear photos
    carol x

  48. Oh, how come that I missed this beauty! What a spectacular Christmas card, Pamellia! What you do with those amazing papers is fantastic! It's a mind blowing piece of art, my friend!
    Thank you so much, again, for sharing your fabulous photos with us, my lovely! A pure beauty!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  49. Your card is just stunning Pamelia!! You rock Pion's products!!

  50. You really know how to make a beautiful card, papers are gorgeous.
    Avril xx