Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pion Design - Merry Christmas Ornament Card

Hello Everyone!

I'm sharing another Christmas card today featuring the oh so gorgeous Pion Design Christmas collection 'GREETINGS FROM THE NORTH POLE'. I just love the soft winter scenes and snowflake designs of this collection and I'm sure you will too!

Greetings From the North Pole - Midwinter Night PD7601
Greetings From the North Pole - Santa's Reindeer PD7602
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603
Greetings From the North Pole - Snowflakes PD7604
Greetings From the North Pole - Borders PD7610

For the ornament shaped base, I used Spellbinders Grand Circles as a template and hand drew the cap portion. I made a set out of a leftover pizza box so I can easily use this design again in the future. 

The snowflakes are Cheery Lynn, The brown die is Spellbinders Lacey Circles, the Poinsettia and the Treeline die cuts are Sizzix, the wreath is Memory Box and everything else is from my stash.

To continue with our adventures of Escape from Belfountain mountain, today I'm sharing the photos of the very dodgy hike through the forest that we took after crossing the bridge. Lots of tree roots, cliffs and rickety stairs that even my hubby was nervous about using. So fun (I say that now because I survived)!! lol

There were a couple of areas that really confused me. A huge set of stairs down, and then just a few yards ahead, a huge set of stairs back up. OK folks, this is a 'conservation' area... try conserving some of those natural resources and just make a little bridge straight across! Fools!

One last root infested hill to walk down and we were finally at our destination... the river! YAY!!. Of course, you know, I'm gonna make you wait until Tuesday to see those photos. Aren't you just on the edge of your seat with anticipation! Bwahaha!! 

And back on the home front, the kissy kissy couple of Starlings are back. This time up on the roof and squawking like it's going out of style! I'm wondering now if the female is just a young one?

PATRICIA says hello from the tree, where she is trying to cool off from our 105 degree weather today. Poor girl, there's not much shade in the tree since the drought caused anorexic foliage growth.

LOOK!! A new baby squirrel!! I can't believe that there are still new babies at this time of year! I love baby squirrels, but I worry that there's not enough time now for them to grow up before the snow starts falling.

Hello JUNIOR! I do hope you are enjoying your nap. It always scares me a bit when animals sleep with their eyes open. I often toss a peanut at him to make sure he's still breathing (I can't just poke him like I do with the girls). lol

Last but not least, my token morning coffee shot. This one is a little different, it wasn't the oranges and yellows that caught my attention, it was the fact that these clouds were so blue that they looked fake! Awesome!

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. Love your North Pole card, a breath of fresh air. Glad you had 'fun' in the forest, that climbing surely did you good?! Here along The Rhine everything is flat, so easy to walk! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

  2. I'm just back from holiday so popping in to see what I've missed and your lovely creation in and photos in this post are a great starting place.

    B x

  3. A wonderful idea to make a Christmas ornament in your own unique style.

    What an amazing place for an adventure and the trees and routes look like a must see on your photographs. You always find the best things to share with us--thank you

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Ooooooh, your fantastic Christmas ornament card is a pure joy, Pamellia! You really know how to use those awesome papers in a perfect way! That fabulous white Poinsettia along with your perfect bow is a cherry on top! I adore your spectacular design of this unique and special card!
    Another fantastic set of photos from a real pro! Love, love, LOVE!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  5. Loving your showcasing for these amazing papers Pamellia. This card is such a beauty with all that snow too. Your walk was brilliant, love those tree roots and all those rickety must be very fit after all that. Your weather is soooo hot...gosh...keep cool, you must be grateful for your snowy cards.Hugs xx

  6. What a stunning card! I love the colours and the design is amazing! Love the stag and the trees in the background ... everything is just breathtaking!
    Wonderful photos! Plenty to link up at OBW this week! That is some hike!

  7. Holy moly what an incredible Christmas card! So many layers, yummy texture and just a fabulous design! The white splatters make it feel so wintery too!! Loving all your pics again, and how cool that Junior comes and naps over at your place - what fun!! xx

  8. Beautiful pics and amazing Christmas creation...boy do I love that one. Adorable card and fab image and colours. {aNNie}

  9. Another stunning make Pamelia!! Love the ornament shape and those Pion papers are gorgeous! So many delicious layers and the lovely fussy cut stag is the icing on the cake .. simply divine!! Always love your nature shots but that hike looks totally daunting .. so glad you 'survived'. hugs xx

  10. Terrific card Pamellia! Love everything about it - great use of pom pom trim! Those tree roots look fantastic - glad you both made it home safe! Nicola x

  11. This bauble card is delightfully festive and frosty. Love all the fussy cutting of the reindeer and layers of trees.

  12. Another fabulous make. Is it sacrilege to say that I enjoy your adventures and wildlife as much as I love your crafting? Thank you so much for sharing both. Cara x

  13. Hi hun, totally love this creation, those papers are to die for, so want some of them, loving the design and all the layers, fabby photo's again too, speak soon, hugs Liz xx

  14. What a fabulous hanging ornament...Mind blowing x Thank you for the interesting photos. Chuckled at you making sure that Junior was still alive.....I would do the same x

  15. Oh my goodness, Pamellia, this is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I've seen!! The ornament shape is fabulous and so creative!! The layers are amazing!! It's just so wintery and magical!! I love the trees and the pearl stems...I love every single thing about this!! It's spectacular!! Wow!!

    I so want to take that hike!! I love all of the bridges and boardwalks!! The terrain is awesome!! And oh, Junior, how I adore thee!! The clouds do look fake in your coffee shot!! Stunning!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. Your cards are such a delight! Love the beautiful scene you created. Fabulous photos, as always. I didn't know it got that hot in Canada! Here I am always wishing I lived further north for colder weather!

  17. I love your soft winter scene too Pamellia. So many beautiful layers with so much to see. The stag looks amazing too. Crafty hugs, Sandra X x

  18. Stunning card, love the shape...this will be displayed year after year as a hanging ornament. Beautiful layers and colours, fabulous reindeer. Love the 'snowball' trim, adds to the soft and peaceful look of this lovely creation!
    Just imagining Junior's reaction if you poked him to see if he's still breathing!!! Probably best to stick to the peanuts!

  19. Absolutely amazing creations Pamellia, you use the most gorgeous embellishments, what a beautiful image and design, I love your pictures and your babies, how cute is the little baby, I saw some baby red squirrels here a couple of weeks ago when I was driving out the village, so tiny.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  20. Obsessed... this tag is so rad...💓

  21. Wow I loved the ornament shape a lot and always fabulously layered ,beautiful vintage Christmas card !

  22. Love that you used a leftover pizza box for template, I always found them very useful before their strong cardstock :D Surely you used this shape again, it's wonderful! The papers you used are really perfect for this project, and LOVE the reindeer and the treeline! Amazing shapes and embellishments, that ribbon with the soft balls around the circle looks just fabulous, as well the poinsettia! Wonderful layers and textures!
    Your journey throught the forest was been so adventurous! How many steps and bridges! Fabulous shots! Waiting for the river :D
    The kissing shot is so sweet and such a lovely new baby squirrel!!Poor squirrels, too much hot and less shade. Hope that rain arrives to your place and gives water to the plants...
    Junior always makes me smile with his snaps! :D

  23. Beautiful Holiday card Pamellia! Love all the pretty layers and those Pion papers are really gorgeous!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  24. Holy smokes girl, what a GORGEOUS Christmas card Pamellia! It is packed with so many fabulous details and such a great shape! The papers are so pretty and I love the cluster of tree' many fantastic elements again! I don't know where you find the time to create such wonderful cards each beautiful and so inspiring Pamellia!
    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful, gorgeous pictures from Belfountain Mountain. What a spectacular place to visit!!!
    I hope you have are having a wonderful wknd!
    Sherrie K

  25. Hi Pamellia, stunning Christmas card, all those layers are gorgeous and what beautiful detail and embellishments.
    Lovely photos, and your sky is awesome, Kate x

  26. Outstanding Christmas card Pamellia..just beautiful and love the reindeer and pom pom trims..gorgeous..I have a grandson who used to sleep with his eyes open..quite a bit..but I was able to poke photos..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  27. An amazing card, such beautiful colours and the dimension you achieve always impresses me so much. Beautiful photos, I have never seen such tree roots or as many bridges!! xx

  28. A stunning card Pamellia, gorgeous, gorgeous images and layers.
    Thank you for the answer about the walk and the photos, today's pictures are all super as well.
    Yvonne xx

  29. Your card really does conjure up thoughts of what the north pole might look like - breathtaking and incredibly frosty - I love the pom poms around the circles and the poinsettia is gorgeous!

    Junior never fails to impress, with his sleeping habits, I do wonder how they cool themselves down in all that heat though! We live in a conservation area but it has not stopped out neighbours chopping down a protected tree - if the authorities have noticed they have not done anything about it.... sadly! I despair at times....

    Hugs, Anne xx

  30. Love your circle creation Pamellia, (great minds lol) your layers and embellishments are stunning, as is the beautiful colours.
    Those steps sure look dodgy, think i might have thought twice about attempting them!. fabulous photos of your adventure, and of course your animals.
    Pam x

  31. Wow Pamellia, what a stunning christmas card I love everything about it it has such a wonderful feel of winter, lovely pics too
    Kevin xx

  32. Oh boy, oh boy. Your Christmas card is so romantic and dreamy and I love the bauble design, how clever of you. It seems so odd looking at all of that snow whilst sitting in this heat - now I know how the girls in Australia feel when they are making their Christmas cards.

    Fabulous photos of your hike around Belfountain Mountain, I assume that it has suffered a lot of serious soil erosion to expose those tree roots like that. It looks like it was quite an energetic hike, I do not know whether you get your energy from.

    Have a good week.

    Dionne xx

  33. Ohhhhh Joy! This is my new fave Christmas design of yours dearie! This is Rustic Glam at its best! I don't even have a word for it. Love everything about this and the use of the pizza box and having a template to use=genius! Drooling over here! Seriously jaw dropped, open mouthed. Whew!

    So cute to see the new babies but I had the same thought as you with the weather changing soon. Want to explore the tree cave together? It reminds me of the movie Princess Bride and a hobbit house as well. Totes awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  34. This is just amazing. Love all your photos and cards.
    Valerija xx

  35. A delightfully nostalgic card with so many wonderful elements peeking through. Oh my goodness what a trek you took but love seeing all those gnarled and aged tree roots and once again Junior steals the shoe, bless him xxx

  36. Hmmm - I commented and it disappeared - hope this one does not do likewise. Your ornament is fabulous Pamellia - need I say more!! You must have been exhausted after your escape from the mountain!! Those are serious stairways.
    Love your squirrel photos - they are quite characters, especially Junior!

  37. Love, love, love this ornament, that deer seems to come right out of the bakcground giving such a great 3D effect, stunning!! Great photos too of course!

    Sorry for my lack of visits, but as you may have picked up I am in Australia util the end of the month spending time with my grand children, and blogging is having to take a back seat... xxxx

  38. Ooooh! I'm loving this ornament, Pamellia! What a beautiful little scene you have created and I love the blues and browns! I could sit and stare at this all day!

    Your Belfountain shots are amazing; love those tree roots in the photos, but I bet they were a bugger to navigate! Your birdies are feeding the young 'un--it's a sweet sight to see. Ok, with the baby squirrels--now I'm having dreams about baby squirrels--REALLY! Now I will probably dream about animals sleeping with their eyes open--yes, it's creepy to me, too! Big hugs to you!

  39. What a STUNNING shaped card, the details as always are so perfect, it shouts Christmas. Love it and the colours.
    Fab piccies again, did you notice in #6 close of the roots, there is a gnome face there? OR is it me LOL.

  40. Gorgeous creation Pammelia and great pictures.
    Hugs Veerle

  41. That is so clever to make ornament shape into a card- not just a card but a really gorgeous card! That reindeer, snow, trees, frost everything adds to the beauty of it! Hey Patricia, Junior and baby squirrel! Hellooo Starlingsss...get a rooom there! ;)
    A great coffee shot! Hope you have a great week ahead Pamellia! :)
    Suchi xx

  42. I do love their products, but LOVE what you create with them even more Pamellia!!

    Ahhh, the escapade continues! What a magical place to escape from- and how ever do you remember which stairs you had already climbed? heehee
    Thanks for sharing- your posts always make me giggle- love that napping Junior! xoxo

  43. A fantastic project to admire!!! WOW!!!
    And your photos are wowsers --always and ever!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I love them always so much!
    oxo Susi
    wishing you a happy newe week!

  44. Stunning ornament Pamellia! I love the way you put it together. A great collection of products :) All those tree roots are creepy looking lol! I see jr is up to his ususal!

  45. This is so beautiful Pamellia! I just love the details and the delicate snowy look. Gorgeous! x

  46. Absolutely stunning Pamellia. I adore the circles and the pompom trim, lovely tactile touch. Love the little tree embellishment too nestled in your wonderful layers. Stunning design. Wonderful scenic photos too. Love them. Tracy x

  47. My sweet friend, I am completely mesmerized by this Christmas masterpiece. You incorporated so many of my favorite things: ornament shaped base, pom trim, and an abundance of layers filled with Christmas magic. I am beyond eager to receive these papers, which you continue to showcase in your uniquely exquisite way. The pearls, the poinsettia, the darling image leaping out to hug us... (that's truly how my mind works)... I could just fall into this all over again. And I will. :o) Gorgeous work, Pamellia. You are such a special crafter. And for your landscape and furry friend pictures, I cannot thank you enough for ending my day on such a beautiful note! (And I must add that your photography continues to improve... you are talented in so many ways.) I treasure your pictures and am so thankful that you share them. Have a beautifully blessed Tuesday, my sweet friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  48. Hi, Pamellia! Your delicate fussy cutting always touches my heart. I think, "How can she handle scissors and tiny pieces like that without tearing them accidentally?" I'm more like a 5 year old with clumsy hands, hoping to make it through the assembly without too many blunders LOL

    Such a pretty Christmas masterpiece with all those tiny pompoms and fabric embellishments! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing yet another fantastic piece of your heart!

  49. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Such a delish new Pion range and you've showcased it perfectly. You really are so talented hun and make it all look so effortless! Love all the little tucked embellies which add all the delightful interest and that Poinsettia is delish in white! So gorgeous hun. Love the pics of your nature adventures too. Always so sweet to see those squirrels, I miss our lil' UK squirrels. We don't have them in New Zealand. Thanks for your lovely message on my latest card. Made my day! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  50. Just saw this stunning winter card over at Pion - simply beautiful. And I love the mountain adventures as well as the squirrel updates!
    Alison x

  51. Beautiful ornament love the tiny pom poms around the edge and the reindeer looks 3D. Thanks for another tour through the forest beautiful and as always the furry friends are adorable . You're soon going to have a to build a shelter for them LOL

  52. Hi Pamellia
    Magnificent festive creation. The reindeer looks almost 3D.
    My goodness, that's a lot of steps to negotiate. You both must be fit as mountain goats lol!
    Beautiful sky shot.
    Ang x

  53. Gorgeous bauble love all the die-cuts and snow effect-brilliant pics too
    Carol x