Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Bountiful Harvest

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Nancy is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "BOUNTIFUL HARVEST". She would like you to create any vintage or shabby chic project celebrating the bounty of the season in the rich hues of Autumn. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

See this sweet little squirrel beside the sentiment? It is actually a clip that was part of a package that my dear friend Anne of Redanne sent me. They are so adorable, I have attached one to my camera bag of course, one to my winter jacket and I used part of one to add to this card which will be going to my family. Just to remind them how important the little things in life really are!!

All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thank you everyone for all your wishes for my missing squirrels. I haven't had any luck yet finding any of them, but my research indicates that many squirrels relocate naturally when the seasons change. My sweet MR SCRUFF has been missing for over a week now, and so with all my heart, I hope he has moved into his winter home and I will see him in the spring. Oh how I miss his little face.

For my macro shot today, I have this very lonely green leaf in the early morning light.

HENRY having a wee nib on what is nowadays, a very rare green leaf.

OK ladies, you know the words, SING IT WITH ME!!
"Because you know I'm all about the bass, bout the bass, no treble!" 

This photo is a couple weeks old, but I just can't resist sharing this little cutie pie enjoying her cookie!

BON JOVI saying his thank you before darting up the tree to eat in peace.

A couple of sure signs that winter is on the way...
A male Cardinal coming out from the trees in all his bright red winter plumage!

... and my first Nuthatch sighting. One of our seasonal birds, and one of my absolute favourites!! I'm already working on making friends with these little beauties!

MR SCRUFF checking out my camera lens while I was on my break in October. 
"Is there a peanut inside there? I can't think of any other reason for you to shove that thing in my face!"

And my beautiful CRAZY KAREN, so gentle and sweet takes a treat from my hand and captures my heart once again.

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 creation, wonderful photos. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning card Pamellia, so much detail to look at, gorgeous papers and embellishments.
    More wonderful photos, Kate x

  3. Oh Karen your card is another amazing creation - love your butterflies and owl, and that squirrel is so 'you'.
    Your photos leave me breathless with their clarity, and your cose ups of the animals are stunning.
    Sorry I have been MIA but we had family here over the weekend (7 extra's in the house) and we are making numerous trips out of town to the big 'base' hospital where all the specialists are as DH has a terminal cancer :-( on top of various other issues.

  4. This card is fantastically gorgeous! Fall without the strong orange and dark tones. I love it! Great photos, too.

  5. Such a stunning card and you even sneaked in a squirrel how clever is that. Amazing photographs as always

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Wow hun this card is stunning, loving the colours and all the gorgeous details, loving your beautiful photo's again as always too, xx

  7. Stunning as always, love the beautiful Autumnal elements and design.

  8. so pretty card!
    and wonderful photos!

  9. So beautiful and you added a squirrel to the card!!! Super gorgeous photographs
    Dr Sonia

  10. Gorgeous Pamellia beautiful autumn card with such soft colours and Faboulas embellishments
    As always. Fab pics and that squarely is getting chunkier with all your goodies you give them.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  11. So much to see on your beautifull card as always Pamellia, hihi
    It's a party to visit your blog! so much joy and wonderful photo's again!
    xx Gerie

  12. Another absolutely stunning card with such wonderful autumn colours and textures. Jennie x
    PS Love the photos too !!!

  13. Your card is so beautiful with that amazing soft autumnal palette,remind me of the colours of an autumn morning when the mist is just lifting, Fabulous design and embellishments too...the little squirrel is a lovely addition.
    I do enjoy looking at your photos, the squirrels are so entertaining!

  14. Gorgeous card, as always, Pamellia! The squirrel pin is the perfect touch. I always love your furry friends photos. What a wonderful relationship you've formed with them.

  15. This beautiful card is a card that keeps on giving. I didn't see all the beautiful details until you showed the various pics with the little creatures peeking out at various angles. Fabulous shabby chic harvest!

  16. LOL!! Your bass-loving squirrel looks like his name should be Fat Albert! LOL Don't you love the way his fur is "rippled" on both arms, Pamellia? Makes him almost look striped! The squirrels are all sweet, and remind us that the littlest are often the ones that do the most around us! I love the texture in your macro selection today.

    NOW FOR YOUR CARD! wowser! That should be put in a shadow box and framed, Pamellia. It looks exactly like you went on a forest excursion, and came back with all the woodland elements to make a collage. Beautiful! As always, I enjoy the ways you tuck little special elements into the various layers. Wonderful creation! hugs, de

  17. Such a SPLENDID fall into winter card. It makes me think that your "Shire" got a light dusting of snow over the fall harvest splendor! I remember last year you were a bit short of the snow though!

    Love the photos. So love seeing all your very special babies. Always makes my day. Xj.

  18. Veeeery beautiful, Pamellia! The tag AND the lovely photographs! TFS!
    Claudia xxx

  19. Awwww.... Love this frilly card! It seems to me a little eye in the Shire :)
    That leaves background is just amazing with the owl peeking out, the butterflies and the little squirrel is a true delight!! Adorable distressed layers! Love also the tags added and all the leaves and the branches, the flowers... Fabulous, all just fabulous!!
    Wonderful photos, they always put a big smile in my face... Amazing, sweet, adorable creatures! They make life more beautiful!!
    So sorry for your unlucky search :(
    Hope with you for a happy new meeting in Spring!! Finger crossed for all the winter time :)
    Big hugs, sweet lady!

  20. Oh my good gravy, this card shoots up the list to one of my very favorites of yours, Pamellia!! Of course, I do think that about every card you make ;) I absolutely love how there are layers of goodness everywhere you look!! A cracked frame, an owl, the leaves, tag or an adorable's just endless amazingness!! I love, love every single detail!! Spectacular doesn't even begin to capture the beauty that is this card!!

    Oh, I just love your sweet fur babies!! You truly do capture them perfectly!! I really love the picture of Bon Jovi and the touch of purple and blue in the background!! Henry is so sweet!! I'd want to capture him and make him a household pet ;) The birds are stunning!! And wow, that macro is amazing!! Love all of these my friend!! Oh, and thanks so much for making the Booty Back song play a continuous loop in my head (note the sarcasm ;) Have a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  21. Stunning card so much to see and the photos are once again beautiful

  22. So stunning Pamellia..the beautiful colours and layers are devine and love your litte Squirrel embellie is just perfect..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  23. This is a delicious card and the addition of the Squirrel really makes it special xx

  24. Gorgeous card Pamellia, love the layering, gorgeous embellishments and colours.
    Your photos are a joy to see.
    Pam x

  25. Another gorgeous creation today, love the sweet little owl and the beautiful butterflies - what a fantastic way to use the little squirrel too, he looks really cute!

    Oh I hope that Henry has somewhere to go to for the winter.... I love Cardinals, my favourite bird (we don't have them here :( ), I hope you can get closer to the Nuthatch, they are beautiful birds. I also hope that Mr Scruff is safe and that he has just moved on! Fabulous macro today too. Hugs, Anne xx

  26. A gorgeous card again Pamellia, I think the folk you receive your cards will treasure them forever.
    Super photos of the squirrels and birds, The Cardinal looks beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

  27. Oh My! This such an amazing card - I had to go back and take another look (and will probably take a few more too) So many gorgeous little details! So happy to see the Cardinal and the Nuthatch - my favourite bird - we rub fat and nuts (from those little feeder balls) on branches to attract them when we go to a place where we see them most. Brilliant macro shot and it's always good to see the squirrels - I am sure they will all turn up again in the Spring. Hugs, Chrisx

  28. Stunning card and the little squirrel embellishment is so sweet.
    Beautiful photos, as always.
    Avril xx

  29. Love this gorgeous work here, the colours and added goodies are just perfect. As always I love your nature pics...Have been MIA and sick so not much on the commenting line, sorry.. Hope your day is good.xx {aNNie}

  30. Another divine creation!! The delicate autumn colours, the spectacular layers, the cute little owl and that precious little squirrel .. totally delightful!! So many things to ooh! and aah! over and loving every little detail .. just magical.
    Brilliant macro and your little friends are always a delight to see. Along with you, I hope Mr. Scruff and all your darling little friends are safe and sound and will return to you in the Spring. hugs xx

  31. Gorgeous card! All the layers and embellies are wonderful. Fabulous photos too!

  32. Another amazing layered card Pamellia, I love that it expresses Autumn bouty in all its glory, yet the colours are so soft and delicate! So many fantastic layers, the addition of the little squirel (and the owl too) are wonderful little touches. The photos are spectacular again too!

  33. Gorgeous Pamellia, I love this color palette, it has such a golden touch to it. Hugs, Veerle

  34. Trés jolie carte! et trés jolies photos!

  35. So many gorgeous layers, and I love how they are all dusted with snow. That stripey little chipmunk is a show very cute. I also love the owl tag and the whimsy of finding butterflies in the snow. Beautiful, Pamellia, but then your work always is!

  36. I love love love your autumnal creation ... Every detail is pure heaven! So sorry about your squirrels ... Our all vanished a few months ago so I don't know what has happened to them either... I miss seeing them.

  37. Oops! I meant to say that all our squirrels vanished...

  38. Pamellia, this may be the only blog I get to visit for the rest of the day, but now my day has been blessed! What beautiful layers and so many details...truly a 'bountiful harvest'! I love the tuck in tag, the owl, the squirrel (that Anne really hit your hot button with these clips!), chippies and even a snow covered butterfly! Oh, how I could sink right into this card!

    Thank you for the amazing photos, too! I really enjoy visiting with your squirrel friends and your macro and Henry shots are incredible! I'm running out of adjectives for your wonderful talents! Sending the biggest hug your way!

  39. Lost for words yet again with your so very beautiful card with so many gorgeous layers and your wonderful photos, love your friendly pals.

  40. This is AMAZING! Rustic fall colors in a subtle way, refined and perfectly designed! I adore the curled leaf and layer upon layer of goodness. Your photography grows more and more beautiful. Hugs, Autumn

  41. Hi Pammellia,
    sucha wonderful stunning and superb creation as usual.
    Love everything you have done to create this.
    The colours are very pretty and all the superb elements you have used are awesome.
    Great and wonderful phots of your animal friends.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  42. WOw, what a gorgeous card! Your worked in so many fabulous details and the layers are spectacular!!! I love the sweet owl and adorable squirrel! The crackled frame is amazing! Beautiful work my friend~
    Thanks for the update on all your critters. They are all so darn cute~I hope they all find a safe place for the winter! Wow, the cardinal and nuthatch shots are amazing. I love those birds but rarely see them around~
    Thanks for the fun pic and have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K

  43. Your creations make every holiday and season so festive and magical!!

    That leaf shot is incredible!! I think we shall soon see your photos on national Geographic!! I'm just saying....
    sending hugs and love,Jackie

  44. What a stunning autumnal card my dear friend, I can see all of those fallen leaves in your design - along with one of two of your woodland friends of course. A really gorgeous card.

    Once again a fabulous macro shot, you have an amazing talent. I love seeing all the photos of your woodland friends (although I have my favourites of course). By the way the cardinal looks great in his red plumage and the nuthatch is very sweet, I can see why it is one of your favourites.

    Dionne xx

  45. Wooooow, this is definitely my new favourite of yours, Pamellia! What a breathtakingly beautiful card this is! I would love to be in your super creative head for at least one day! Spectacular layering, fabulous owl and that squirrel clip is awesome! Brilliantly done, as always, my friend!
    Thank you so much for the update about your furry babies! I am sure they are going to visit you again!
    Oooooh, how I love your photos! A real magic! Fantastic macro shot again! My favorite is a Cardinal shot because we don't have them here!
    Sending all my hugs to you! Branka xx

  46. I can almost hear those leaves crunch on your gorgeous card Pamellia. Another beautiful creation xx

  47. Oh Pamellia, this has to one of my new favourites of your cards. I just love the details, especially the sweet squirrel and the perfect quote. Just gorgeous. I am sure all you little friends are around...they are just off visiting friends and family perhaps......:0) Hugs xxx

  48. Gorgeous fall card Pamellia! The little squirrel is a perfect touch knowing how much you love those little creatures! So many pretty layers on this card, simply marvelous work!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  49. Hahahaha! I am totally laughing about that song and now it is stuck in my head. The funny little zingers you come up with to accompany your pictures is great! Keep em comin dear Bubbles! Henry is becoming a regular! What a sweet little lad! And of course little Karen steals my heart as well. All of em do!
    This card design is now one of my faves of yours. That little squirrel that Anne sent you is so perfectly you! Your layers and details always always always make me wonder how the heck you do it! Quick question-do you plan out your card design before you even start or do you fly by the seat of your pants? Maybe both? Depending on what you are making. Well, it sure gets my head to thinking! Gorgeous and yummyliscious! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  50. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I'm behind but not been so good again. Oh, to feel normal once more.
    Anyhoo, gorgeous card. Looks like someone has gathered up a bunch of Autumn and popped it on a card.
    Don't lose heart with the squirrels. The family that used to visit our garden just disappeared all in one go so I prefer to think they've just found another spot to visit.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  51. Hi Pamellia!!
    I've been by your blog at least three times to check out your gorgeous card, and every time I got so caught up in the photos I forgot to leave a comment. Honestly, everything that comes out of your craft room is a work of art. Seriously. This card is such a brilliant, Frilly take on the challenge theme. It's layer after layer of beautiful autumnal elegance. And you know how much I love your tiny squirrel:-)) My son was home from college for the weekend and made a comment about the adorability of the squirrels at our feeders. I showed him your wildlife photos and he was beyond impressed. He got quite the chuckle over Bon Jovi-lol. I believe it's your gentle spirit that brings these normally skittish creatures right up to you. It's visible in your art work as well as your stunning photos of the creatures in The Shire!

  52. Just had a lovely catch up, this is a lovely subtle Autumn card, love it.
    Wonderful photos, I do love the squirrels.
    Avril xx

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