Monday, October 31, 2016

Pion Design - Shabby Trick or Treat


In celebration of the crazy spooky holiday today, I have put together a shabby Halloween card using the Pion Design Witching Hour paper collection. I absolutely love how Pion has made Halloween look chic with these delightful patterns and colours!

I've received quite a few inquiries about where to purchase the Pion papers, so here are links to a couple of stores. Anyone looking for something in their area, please let me know.

- For the USA - find this collection at Frantic Stamper, HERE (worldwide shipping)
- For the UK - find this collection at Tracy Payne's shop Noor Design HERE (worldwide shipping)


The Witching Hour – October Garden PD8005
The Witching Hour – Spider’s Web – PD8006
The Witching Hour – Eerie Roses PD8008
The Witching Hour – Dark Roses PD8009
The Witching Hour – Borders PD8011
The Witching Hour – October Garden 6×6″ PD8104
Pion Design Palette – Pion Black PD6126

For my landscape photo today, I have a moody morning scene at the bridge beside the house.

A photo from the Fall Festival

Out in The Shire, 'MR BLACK' and BON JOVI are enjoying a play in the leaves.

HENRY is concerned that his salad is turning brown!!

and this sweet female Cardinal pretends she DOESN'T look like a chicken!!!!!

Back on the home front, something a little special for the occasion today. Does everyone remember the Haunted House that I made out of pizza boxes a couple of years ago? Well my good friend Niki of Pawsitively Creative Crafts suggested I grab some shots of Nemo checking out the house. Great idea Doc!!

Last but not least, my macro for today.

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. Beautiful choice of color and papers ! Gorgeous card Pamellia !

  2. Wonderful card, happy Halloween to you, too. Great photos, love the ones in the haunted house. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh my, Pamellia, only you can create such a stunning Halloween card in a shabby style! What a beautiful use of those amazing Pion papers! Your card is so elegant and dreamy and I love your flower arrangement with a perfect bow! That frame is fabulous as weel as your small pumpkin element! I absolutely adore this card!
    Niki's idea to do some shots of Nemo in your fantastic haunted house is awesome sauce :) Ooooooh, how cute! He is so adorable and that house is the most beautiful haunted house I've seen! Your shots are awesome, as usual! That macro shot is perfect! Love all your photos! Have a wonderful spooky day, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

  4. Another utterly gorgeous design Pamellia, your card is super fabulous. Love your moody photos and Nemo in the haunted house, brilliant xxx

  5. Beautiful card Pamellia...very feminine for Halloween...I love it.Your spooky photo is fab and I loved seeing sweet Nemo in the house...let's hope he doesn't get too spooked. Happy Halloween my friend xx

  6. Beautiful card Pamellia...very feminine for Halloween...I love it.Your spooky photo is fab and I loved seeing sweet Nemo in the house...let's hope he doesn't get too spooked. Happy Halloween my friend xx

  7. Halloween done done beautifully in your hands Pamellia, always love all those layers.

    B x

  8. love your Halloween card hun, lovely colours and love the framed pumpkin, fabby photo's again, love your micro shots, hugs Liz xx

  9. Stunning card as always with lots of ideas to inspire.

    The photographs are magical with Nemo the star today. Your life must be full of things to photograph--how wonderful

    Thanks for sharing them

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. An AMAZING card and just gorgeous photos Pamellia!
    Happy Halloween!
    oxo Susi

  11. Wow Pamellia, your Halloween card is soooo classy!!! I have never tought that a Halloween card could be sweet, too! :D Breathtaking work of art! Amazing papers and details, love expecially the distressed banners and that white pumpkin!!
    Your furry/feathered friends are always cute and fun, that cardinal made me smile so much! And the shots of Nemo checking out the house are so striking!!!! Fabulous!!! He seems a bit worry, too... strange place... eheh :D
    Amazing shot of the bridge at early morning, pupkins and such a fabulous macro of these beautiful leaves!
    I think that Henry has arrived at the Shire during spring time... He seems young... and peraphs he will have nothing to eat this winter! I didnt know, but I don't think he will go to lethargy. I'm worry for him :(

  12. Wonderful creation Pamellia with lots of lovely layers. Hugs, Veerle

  13. What a pretty card, Pamellia! Love those layers and the tiny flowers. I remember your pizza box creation--just the right size for Nemo! Wonderful photos especially the sweet critters!

  14. A card from you is always a treat! Love this pretty Halloween card, beautiful papers and stunning design as ever.
    The first photo is amazing, so atmospheric, would make a fabulous Halloween card on it's own!
    Your little hamster looks so cute exploring the haunted house...wonder what he's thinking....

  15. Stunner of a card Pamellia, how do you keep doing it?! Ah loving your wonderful photos too, Bon Jovi is a real sweetie ;)
    Donna xx

  16. So very Shabby Chic Halloween make Pamellia! Love that background paper with Halloween writing on it. I'll have to get some of that and just admire it. I have such hard time cutting into expensive papers. Have a stack of them and just look at them from time to time...
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  17. I really don't know anyone else who can make Halloween look so beautiful and feminine - your card is incredibly beautiful!! Wonderful use of those Halloween papers - thanks for the link too.

    As always, your photos make me smile, especially the female Cardinal, she really does look like a chicken. That was a clever idea of Niki's - Nemo looks adorable checking out your fabulous haunted house, he has such a lovely little cheeky face! Hugs, Anne xx

  18. OMG,this is the MOST ADORABLE Halloween card I have ever seen. It's AMAZING!I just love it, Pamellia. You are truly an inspirational artist!

  19. Oh wow, what an absolutely stunning Halloween card, Pamellia!! You showcase the beautiful papers so perfectly!! I love the design and the layers!! And I love how you framed the pumpkin!! Elegant, gorgeous, shabby and fabulous!! I love it!!

    My gosh, your photos are amazing!! The landscape shot is perfect for's a little mysterious and spooky and beautiful!! The animals are all so gorgeous as usual!! The cardinal does look like a chicken!! Ha!! And oh wow, the shots of Nemo checking out the haunted house - spectacular!! What a great idea Niki!! The shots are stunning!! Happy Halloween my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  20. Hi Pamellia,

    Amazing card, love it, very Halloween. -Love all your photos and I love the ones of nemo in that beautiful house of yours, that house is what bought you to me cannot believe its been 2 years gosh!
    Have a happy Halloween my friend

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. LOL! Lovely halloweenie shots of your fur friends, Pamellia! I especially enjoy Nemo's squatting rights in your haunted house! LOL too cute! Today's shabby trick or treat card is darling and beautiful with a touch of spookiness! Fantastic design! hugs, de

  22. A fabulous chic Halloween card with lots of great details, love it.
    Wonderful photos today, especially love the ones with Nemo - quite spooky!
    Avril xx

  23. Oh my goodness Pam what wonderful photos, I just love them, you really are a marvel with the camera. I love the little Cardinal bird, he is so cute.
    Now your card is gorgeous, stunning in fact. What beautiful, beautiful papers, and all those layers too, I love how you have framed the pumpkin, fabulous, Kate x

  24. Love the shots of Nemo in your haunted house Pamellia, looks an amazing creation you made.
    Stunning Halloween card today, beautiful papers and gorgeous layers.
    More of your beautiful wildlife photos..
    Pam x

  25. Hi Pamellia,
    Yes I do remember that haunted house and it's superb design.
    Great photos of Nemo taking in all the wonderful design.
    Super Halloween card and such gorgeous colour choices too.
    Those paper and elemnts are superb.
    wonderful photos as always.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  26. An awesome card, you do make Halloween look frilly and fancy and not scary at all.
    I loved the photos, but have to say Nemo is the STAR today, exploring your haunted house project.
    Yvonne xx

  27. Beautiful vintage card great choice of papers . I can remember that house it was awesome . Love all the photos especially the one of Nemo exploring .

  28. Fabulous and beautifully frothy card Pamellia!! Your photos are fab too, getting better and better. Nicola x

  29. Love your wonderful card Pamellia, but I really wanted to say thanks for your absolutely fabulous photographs. They really are amazing. We have no trees to speak of here in Shetland and Squirrels are non existent! Wonderful to see all your fabulous wildlife xxx

  30. Wonderful Halloween card and great layering.
    Julie x

  31. Those papers are so pretty and you use them to perfection no matter what type of card you make. We don't actually celebrate Halloween, but I really love this card!! Love the shots of Nemo in your little haunted house .. he is so cute and your little house looks amazing!! Of course, I adore your nature shots .. your morning piccie is superb as are all the rest as well. Absolutely wonderful!! hugs xx

  32. Gorgeous card Pamellia, is there a Canadian supplier for those beautiful papers? And Nemo in the haunted house is just too adorable, what a cutie! Deb Xo

  33. Stunning Pamellia, not being a huge fan of Halloween, this is the kind of card that I absolutely love for this season! I adore how your photos also mark the day, that morning shot is incredible, and Nemo, - he is just adorbale (as are your other furry friends)... and trust me I am never going to forget that amazing haunted house you created.... xxx

  34. Aww Pamellia absolutely stunning Hun, the colours are fabulous, love it.
    Sorry I haven't been around much Hun, it's even a bit hectic here the last few weeks.
    Hope you are ok and all your fur babies.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  35. Pamellia, no one can make Halloween look so feminine and delicate the way you have! I love these papers and how you've layered them up with your gorgeous bow, frame and flowers! The pumpkin charm looks great in white--the perfect shabby touch!

    I love your landscape moody shot--it just screams Halloween to me! Oh, how I wish you were here to photograph my Halloween yard; I know you could make it look amazing! Your wildlife photos are amazing and the subjects are beautiful! I especially love the cardinal/chicken one! Nemo looks a little frightened by what he sees in your amazing Halloween House! So good to see that is getting some post time again! You can believe I visit it often! Sending huge hugs to you!

  36. Beautiful card and wonderfully festive post!! Your photos skills are just incredible Pamellia!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  37. What a sweet and gentle Halloween card in comparison to most! Very very pretty and 'safe' Pamellia.

    The shots of Nemo in your haunted house are PRICELESS. Wow. Those shots should be in an animal magazine somewhere on the cover for Halloween next year. Just amazing. Nemo is soooo adorable!

    Loved seeing all your forest family too. They look fat - getting ready for the winter - so glad. Hoping that you will be for you to get to The Shire when there is snow and ice on the ground. Knowing you... and your love for the outdoors in all kinds of weather - you will!! j.

  38. You have showcased those Pion papers beautifully in this Halloween card and in a shabby style too, genius. I love the little pumpkin nestled in the seam-binding bow.

  39. Now that's a card! That's more than a card. That's a work of art.

    I love your outdoor shots. So beautiful and I had a little laugh at the animals. Such cute things. It makes me want to take a little more time to appreciate the awesomeness around me. It's easy to get way too busy and pass it all by, eh?

  40. First-your card is spectacular and I am flabbergasted about how you can add such an elegant touch to a Halloween card!?! My brain is overwhelmed with it. Haha! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

    Your pics are so fun! I think Mr. Scruff and Bon Jovi would have a spectacular time frolicking in the Shire together, as long as their food stash isn't around to fight over. I am totally in love with Nemo and the Haunted House!!!!!!! What great pictures and details you have captured. I want to make him a little hat and scarf! Love love love it! And love the haunted house of course. Great minds came together for little Nemo's photo shoot! Can't wait to see what he gets into next. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  41. Not often you can say a Halloween card is beautiful but your is Beautiful indeed! I just love to see all your photos Pamellia! The hamster in the haunted house was pretty darn clever :)

  42. Awesome Halloween card! Wow, I do love these papers! Super fun patterns and great colors! I love all the fun details...always loaded with goodies!
    Your photos are amazing and I love your cardboard box haunted house and so does Nemo, lol! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!
    Sherrie K

  43. What a super cool Halloween card Pamellia!! LOVE your shots- specially of the mice and the amazing macro leaf! :)
    Suchi xx

  44. Oh my goodness ... your card is gorgeous!! I really love the way you brought such elegance to Halloween ... And that little guy checking out your amazing house is so cool!

  45. Oh no, not Linda. I am so sorry Pamellia.

    Dionne xx

  46. Oops! Nearly missed this Halloween Treat!! No matter how long I study your layers I just can't seem to get mine even halfway near the beauty of yours! Big Hugs, Chrisx

  47. Are Halloween cards supposed to be quite so gorgeous? Amazing papaers and I love the little pumpkin charm, just too cute.

    Beautiful nature shots again today, I just love them all and putting Nemo in the Haunted House is such a great idea.

    Dionne xx

  48. A really charming card - love the vintage nostalgia of it, and great to see Halloween in such delicate colour tones for a change. The photos of Nemo checking out your stunning house made me laugh - I've just shown them to Cestina (the dollhouse collector) and she loves them too.

    Gorgeous Fall photos - the autumn leaves are such a lovely feature along with the squirrels and co. Another fabulous macro picture too.
    Alison x