Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Home for the Holidays

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Kathy is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS". She would like you to create some home decor for the holiday season.  You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes... basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

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

These photos are all from a couple of weeks ago.
For my landscape photo today, a few beautiful leaves clinging onto their branches.

For my birds today, I have this beautiful Red Winged Blackbird...

this sweet female Sparrow.

and a Red Breasted Nuthatch grabbing a snack from my hand.

This is normally where I would put a photograph of BON JOVI.
There will be no more photographs of my beautiful ginger squirrel.
I realize not everyone is interested in my wildlife hobby, so I have written her story in a separate post, for those of who would like to know happened...


HENRY is having a hard time finding any green leaves to munch on, so I take lettuce with me now.

This sweet girl flashes me one last thank you glance before disappearing into The Shire.

"Beggin your pardon Ma'am, but if you wouldn't be offended, I'll just stay here and you can throw me a peanut. If it's not too much trouble, that is."

No reason why you can't enjoy breakfast and grab some sun at the same time!

Back on the home front, we have ROCKY, wet as all get out! Oh isn't he a hoot!

And my sweet sweet precious KAREN having a nibble. I can't wait to show you how she looks now. She's growing in her winter coat and she's doubled in size in the last few weeks! HA!

Last but not least, my macro for the day.

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. How long I did not visit your blog, Pamellia !!!
    But now I had a huge portion of beauty, ho, ho ... leafing through the posts in two months!
    Beautiful cards! But even more amazing are beautiful your photos ! Thank you very much for the pleasure of contemplation of nature, amusing squirrels, etc.

  2. Awesome, I so love this all white creation Pamellia. Hugs Veerle ;-)

  3. Too sad to comment on your project Pamellia. Pleased that you told us what happened to Bon Jovi-words fail me

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Sorry to hear about Bon Jovi. Your home decor art is stunning and I adore the way you dressed up the stag head with the glitter and beautiful flowers and pinecone. Gorgeous design and I am sure it looks fabulous in your house.

  5. Thank you so much for de sweet comment on my blog Pamellia!
    Your creation with the crackle, glitters and beautifull flowers
    give me so much inspiration...wonderful Christmas home decoration!
    xx Gerie

  6. Just catching up (nothing new there) gorgeous creation, off to see what else you've been making.
    Avril xx

  7. I am so saddened by what happened to Bon Jovi. I don't understand people. Your project today is beautiful as well as your photos.

  8. Gorgeously shabby chic decor Pamellia! Love the color combo.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. Another lovely creation. Love the cool colour palette and all the shabby elements.

  10. Hi Pamellia... Your creation is pure bliss! LOVE the colours and the softness of this and it's so pretty! Brilliant photos once again ... You bird shots are so clear and I'm saving that sparrow shot ... Going to try and draw him and paint him too so thank you for sharing! Have a lovely day!

  11. Oh Pamellia... poor dear Bon Jovi, such a senseless act of barbarism, my heart goes out to you!

    Your hanging is just stunning, the stag head is a wonderful addition and he looks splendid in his sparkly antlers and the white poinsettia is gorgeous!

    Love your woodland shots too, your macro today is fantastic. Rocky is such a cutie too! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Love the white creation, so luxurious. Great photos too. Sorry about Bon Jovi, what a shame that some people are so wicked. That must have hit you hard. I've not been very well here, had a nasty lupus flare up which is still causing me problems. Hugs, Valerie

  13. PINNED this beauty! It's so hard for me to do all white, and you've done it beautifully. I LOVE the deer elegant and yet shabby! Gorgeous work!

  14. Another lovely Christmas creation Pamellia.

    B x

  15. Hi, Pamellia! The gentleness of your touch - and seeing the RBN eating from your hand - is soothing and quieting. Such loveliness - and what a beautiful soul you unleash into the air for the tiniest of critters to feel that comfortable with you. Lovely photos - your wintry home decor item is just as peaceful, gentle, and soul captivating. Gorgeous! hugs, de

  16. I am having a hard time commenting...not because of your project because it is absolutely stunning!! But I'm still reeling from the news of sweet Bon Jovi. But I need to comment because I absolutely adore your home decor piece!! The crackle, the sparkle, everything is amazing!! I love the sparkly antlers and the glittered antlers!! The colors are beautiful!! Truly spectacular my friend!! I love, love it!! And what gorgeous pictures, too!! You've captured the birds so beautifully!! Rocky is too darn cute!! And Linda is precious!! Your macro is stunning!! Wow!! Sending lots of comforting hugs, Pamellia. I'm so, so sorry :(

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Your project is gorgeous, as always. So delicate and beautiful, love the subtle frosty colours and the sumptuous flower.
    Wonderful photos too, although it's hard to look at the squirrels after reading about Bon Jovi

  18. What a stunning project Pamellia..gorgeous soft colours...and my heart breaks for you with the passing of Bon Jovi..why is ths man not reported..caught and prosecuted..I have a few choice words to call him and I'm so sorry..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very stunning and beautiful creation.
    I love the all white design and your poinsettias are so pretty.
    It looks quite frosty looking just like outside this morning.
    We had 5 below last night.
    Wonderful photos also and my the birds must love you to eat off your hand.
    I see you have a new geeration of squirrels and I love the names you give them and your wonderful comments about what they are up to.
    I am just going to see what happened to poor Bon Jovi.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Beautiful card!
    love your photos!

  21. Hi Pamellia...I have been away too and on top of that deleted my blog, but thank fully retrieved it with the kind help of blogland x That was so so kind of you to stop by and leave such kind comments. I have missed crafting and this friendly blog world x Thanks again x I love your wildlife photos and updates (and of course you amazing projects) and I wanted to say how sad I am about your delightful, beautiufl and oh so wonderful Bon Jovi...Your wildlife photos today are amazing and you just remember the good times, the fun times and the unique memories x You have been so lucky and so very privileged and Bon Jovi was one lucky squirrel to have 'known' you xxxx

  22. Beautiful Christmas home decor project Pamellia, love the stunning layers and embellishments.
    Thinking of you..take care.
    Hugs Pam x

  23. Absolutely beautiful hanging Pamellia! I too find all white difficult - so sending even more kudos to you. Your photography is seriously impressive too. I'm not going to read your other post right now - maybe when Im feeling braver. Nicola x

  24. Sweet and lovely home decor, love that deer with the snow on his head! Fan crackled frame and very elegant poinsettia!!
    You have done so well to put in your bag the lettuce for Henry, too! I think he will like some carrots, too ;D Poor bunny the beautiful autumnal leaves aren't yummy! Love that little sparrow, how sweet she is! The squirrels make always me happy and smiling a lot, as well your funny words for their poses! :) Thank you, I love very much your wildlife reports!
    I'm going to read of Bon Jovy... but I have already know that there aren't good news :((

  25. An amazing project and beautiful photos. I have visited your other post. Take care of yourself.
    Hugs Yvonne xx

  26. Gorgeous home decor piece . I love how you incorporated the metal piece behind the stags head and the head itself is a work of art . Beautifully embellished and perfectly frosty for the season. A lovely piece of work. Tracy x

  27. oh no Pamellia, I am so, so sorry about Bon Jovi! I am saddened for you~sending you big hugs my friend!
    Your Home Decor piece is incredible! I love the soft blue, white and gold! The crackling looks amazing..your work is always so spectacular!! LOVE this!
    Sherrie K

  28. What a beautiful piece of art Pamellia - it is a joy to behold.
    So sorry to hear of Bon Jovi's demise - hugs and prayers dear friend.
    Your squirrel family looks so beautiful - you really do them justice with your photographs.

  29. What an exquisite card Pamellia, stunning! And my heart felt condolences to you on the loss of sweet Bon Jovi, sending you gentle hugs. Deb xo

  30. Fabulous wonter wonderland (or indeed home for the holidays) project! Your wildlife photos always take my breath away!!!

  31. Such a beautiful home decor piece Pamellia .. absolutely divine with beautiful colour and fabulous textures! Your work is always so inspirational! Your photos are absolutely breathtaking once again .. always so very beautiful. Have you ever considered getting them published?? Love them so much. Thinking of you .. love and hugs XX

  32. Love your frame, so delicate and so VERY beautiful. Your photos as Margaret said you should have published, they are amazing so much detail. AND you have the animals, literally, eating out of your hand you have so much patience with them.

    Have been awol, due to lots of things, but hope to be getting back to normal now.

  33. Lovely card. Love the nature photos. I love Red Winged Blackbirds or agelaius phoeniceus..i studied those in school and they are so amazing.

  34. Talk about wintry crackly goodness! This is an amazing project! I love every last beautifully shabby detail. Stunning inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

  35. Beautiful work Pamellia, I love the crackle effect and touch of bling.

    Talking of beautiful, stunning wildlife photographs, amazing clarity and framing ... but then you do have the most amazing models.

    Dionne xx

  36. I've been MIA lately, and hope to visit more regularly, but had to pop in to say brilliant make! Love those shimmery neutrals, and your wonderful details as usual! And hats off to continued fantastic pix of your local neighbors.... stunning! xxx Lynn

  37. The icy blue color palette is wonderful for winter. I'm loving all the wonderful texture and layers here!

  38. Woooow, this is definitely the most beautiful Christmas decoration I saw this season, Pamellia! So soft, so shabby, so frosty, so brilliantly done! Those glittered antlers are simply stunning and your crackles are, as always, perfect! What a spectacular poinsettia and what a super gorgeous festive foliage arrangement!
    I adore every single inch of this marvelous piece of art, my lovely friend!
    Another portion of beauty from you that really made my day! I could look at your fabulous photos for hours! Your macro photo is exquisite!
    Sending all my hugs to you! Branka xx

  39. Oh Pamellia! I have been a bad bloggy friend myself! Forgive me for not commenting often...your card is beautiful! And so are your pics!! :)

  40. A frostily fabulous canvas frame - absolutely stunning work as always, Pamellia. I know I must have missed lots of treats here, but I'm looking forward to having some proper catching up time over the festive season. And the nature photos are again outstanding - is there a book in the offing?!
    Alison x

  41. Gorgeous project love all the crackling and frosty look-sorry to hear about Bon Jovi
    Carol x

  42. What an amazing hanging! Such lovely shades of white! Love all those nature pics but you final macro shot is Stunning! So sorry to read about Bon Jovi! Hugs, Chrisx

  43. A beautiful, delicate and delightful piece of home decor Pamellia, I love the gorgeous textures and elements you have so cleverly put together. Wonderful nature photos as alway and beautifully written anecdotes and narratives to accompany them. I read the story of Bon Jovi with a very heavy heart.
    Huge hugs to you my friend xxx

  44. Hi Pamellia
    This is nothing other than stunning.
    Delicate and elegant-just superb.
    So sad about Bon Jovi.
    Ang x