Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pion Design - Here Comes Santa Claus

Hello Everybody!

Time for another Christmas card!! Today I'm sharing a more traditional Christmas card featuring the collection "The Night Before Christmas" from Pion Design. I was trying to do some scenes from the poem, but I ran out of room for the fireplace! lol

FRANTIC STAMPER (USA) - The Night Before Christmas
NOOR DESIGN (UK) - The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas - Christmas in the Air PD7808
The Night Before Christmas - Snowflake Magic PD7807
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas Branches PD7804
The Night Before Christmas - Borders PD7810
The Night Before Christmas - Tags PD7812
The Night Before Christmas - The Stockings Were Hung PD7903

We've been lucky with our weather here. The cities all around me have gotten snow, but not a single snowflake where I am! I'm still enjoying the colours of autumn and intend to suck it all in before everything turns brown!

For my landscape photo today, a lovely tree branch out in The Shire.

For my birds today, I have this awesome male Cardinal...

 and this precious Mourning Dove having a nap in the tree!

This little guy posed for me so nicely that I just had to throw him a carrot!
(PS - he only ate the leafy part on the end, he left the actual carrot there when he left! WHAT!)

Doesn't BON JOVI have the most beautiful eyes!

"Nom nom, can't talk now Miss, nom nom, but keep em comin' please, nom nom."

"Bwahaha. No way anyone finds my peanut, I buried it something good!"

 "Marco... Marco... Hey, where did everybody go?"

Back on the home front, look who came for a visit!!! I haven't seen PETIE since last winter, which really adds weight to my theory that squirrels may relocate from season to season!! What a joy to see a familiar face!

My macro for the day... a single leaf at the crack of dawn.

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. A gorgeous card with a lovely traditional feel Pamellia.

    B x

  2. A beautiful card Pamellia - love the maroon and white colours and howyou have used them here.
    Your squirrels really are wonderful wee creatures, and so lovely to see on old friend return.
    The leaf macro is stunning.

  3. Hi there Pamellia, stunning card, beautiful colours and design, I love the vintage Santa and all the wonderful embellishments.
    More fabulous photos too, love your shot of the Cardinal Bird and the Dove brilliantly photographed, Kate x

  4. A beautiful Christmas card Pamellia..fabulous layers and textures and the colours are devine..always a pleasure..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. A lovely traditional card Pamellia, he's a true vintage Santa. Good to see an old face turn up at yours, how sweet and I LOVE the photo of the sleeping dove...great shot! I hope you can enjoy the autumnal colours a little longer, hugs xxx

  6. Faboulas Pamellia gorgeous rich colours and all those layers and textures with such scrummy embellishments.
    Faboulas pics.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  7. Gorgeous traditional Christmas card with your trademark layers Pamellia.....stunning paper too

    Tfs and best wishes x

  8. OMGoodness Pamellia, I think this has to be my most favourite Christmas card EVER!! The rich and opulent colour, the gorgeous Santa, your wonderful layering and design - I LOVE THIS so much.......

    Bon Jovi does indeed have the most beautiful eyes and how lovely that Petie came back, he does look a bit bedraggled though. Great shots of the furry friends and loving your macro today too! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. WOW, WOW, WOW what an outstanding festive creation Pamellia, it is stunning, the colours and that Santa image is so beautiful, the card design and embellishments are simply breathtaking. I do love your use of the Macro lens it really brings out the beauty of nature, I am unable to see all, the pictures not sure why but what I have seen is awesome
    lorraine x

  10. Wonderful festive card! Love the traditional Santa image...a 'proper' Father Christmas! Beautiful design, love the rich deep red and of course all those fabulous layers!

  11. Fantastic card, Pamellia, with such an incredible amount of details! Love it! Your photos are always so amazing and breathtaking. Love them, too!

  12. Oh it's wonderful! You ought to enter this at Double D challenges! Fabulous photos too Pamellia!

  13. Stunning Christmas card Pamellia! Love those little stockings!! They simply stole my heart!
    Thank you for the inspiration. Pinned :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  14. So many layers and soooo beautiful
    Dr Sonia

  15. Pamellia, I am enchanted by the beautiful card here! What amazing layers, texture, and dimension you've achieved. I love the red tones balanced with lots of snowy white. What a gorgeous square border die!!! :) <3 Big hugs, Autumn

  16. Hi Pamellia,
    what a gorgeous and very superb card.
    I love the colours and design is super.
    Those papers sure are gorgeous and wonderful.
    Beautiful flower arrangement also and that large flower is awesome.
    Love you wonderful photos of your furry friends and the super captions just about sums up the picture perfectly.
    Super Macro shot also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. A stunning card with all the terrific layers but mostly the wonderful colour choices. A real standout creation Pamellia.

    Amazing photographs af your buddies and also the single leaf. What a magical world you live in

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. Oh wow, Pamellia, what an absolutely stunning card!! The layers are amazing!! I love Santa and the hanging stockings!! Each detail is spectacular!! You truly showcase the papers to perfection!! I love, love this my friend and as are all of your cards, pinned :)

    I love "hearing" your animal friends talk ;) They're all so sweet!! Bon Jovi does have the most beautiful eyes!! Yay Petie is back!! (I still don't know how you can tell them all apart!!) The shot of the Mourning Dove is spectacular!! Wow!! And my gosh, that is my favorite macro shot yet!! You are so talented my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. Fabulous card Pamellia with wonderful layering and embellishing as always. Thanks for sharing all your photos too. Nicola x

  20. This looks so different Pamellia because of the colour palette. But it looks great, beautiful creation. Hugs Veerle

  21. Ha! Ha! Not surprised you didn't have any more space - this is loaded with such gorgeous layers! A real Christmas treat! So is the photo of the cardinal - can't get too many photos of him! The wild life still seem to be enjoying the Autumn weather too! Hugs, Chrisx

  22. Thanks for sharing another gorgeous Christmas card I think this maybe be my favorite love the rich colors and all the layers just beautiful.

  23. Oh, I'm so happy for Petie's visit!!! I think it's a sign from the sky, just for you, sweet lady! :D All your beloved squirrels are in another safe place for their long winter nap! Amazing photos, that bunny doesn't like carrots? Such a surprise! The cardinal is adorable and the dove with the blue eyes looks so lovely!! Bon Jovy is the cutest!
    Your Santa's card is just gorgous, so festive and full of marvellous details, as always!

  24. Beautiful card. I love all of the layers and the dark red is really lovely. Speaking of red, cardinals are my favorite bird. My grandpa used to feed them pecans out of his hand when I was a little girl.

  25. Its a gorgeous card again and I do love that Christmas poem.
    Loved the photos and so pleased Pete's visit gave you hope that all is well with your other squirrel friends.
    Yvonne xx

  26. Oh wow - you even have the stockings there with your very handsome Santa! What a beautiful, beautiful card. And what a wonderful post too - you have me totally smiling BIG. All your babies look adorable and your explanations of their antics are priceless. So glad that Petie came by to see you too. I'm THANKFUL for YOU Pamellia. You brighten my days and bring such wonderment to my life. Happy Thanksgiving. Xj.

  27. Oh my goodness, Pamellia, this is definitely my new favourite of yours! What a stunningly beautiful Christmas card this is! Those little stockings are simply fabulous and you showcased the Pion paper collection perfectly! Oh boy, I really love this one to bits!
    I am so happy to see that Petie is back! You put a big smile on my face with these fantastic wildlife photos and your wonderful post! I agree with you, Bon Jovi does have the most beautiful eyes! The Morning Dove shot is simply magical and your macro is spectacular, my friend! You made my day again! Thank you so much for that!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  28. Absolutely stunning!! I love those traditional Christmas colours, that dark red is just so beautiful and the layers are amazing like always!! The photos are excuisite again, I could look at them for hours!

  29. What a stunningly Beautiful card !!
    I love it .
    Greetings Doris

  30. I just love the traditional Christmas colours so this card is really right up my alley. So many different layers .. amazing!! Just adore the tiny stockings, and the bits of lace and gauze make it all look quite ethereal!! Absolutely divine, Pamellia!!!
    Once again, your photos are simply amazing and I'm so pleased you've had a visit from Petie .. certainly gives hope that your other little friends will come back again too. The Cardinal is magnificent and I adore the macro shot .. stunning photography as always!! hugs xx

  31. Another outstanding card! The colors are just so beautiful.
    Just so you know,
    In late fall until spring, a rabbit's diet shifts. They eat buds, twigs, bark, needles, and any fresh plants they can find. You should leave such foliage out over the winter if you want to feed wild rabbits during these months.

  32. STUNNING card with beautiful layers and colour.

    I LOVE your nature photos and the little stories with each one.

  33. Gorgeous card for a rich Christmas! The photos of your friends are amazing!

  34. Absolutely gorgeous, the wine, plum colour is somrich, warm and inviting. Love the little stocking and focal image too. Tracy x

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    1. Sorry Pamellia, terrible intermittent internet connection, keeps going of..wish they get it repaired!.
      Gorgeous design, love the beautiful layered papers and colours.
      Love your photos of these beautiful animals.
      Hugs Pam x

  36. I just adore how you bring Pion papers to life. Another stunning card with wonderful accents and layers.
    Julie x

  37. Gorgeous Christmas card and loving the layers. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  38. Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card! Fabulous layers and beautiful details Pamellia! Always such beautiful creations! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures of the adorable critters! The mourning dove is just amazing and the cardinal...I love the shot!
    Have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K

  39. Absolutely gorgeous creations as it's more than just "a card" fabulous shabby chic layers and texture I marvel at the ammount of layers you add -fabulous nature pics
    Carol x

  40. oh my, this is just a divine card and I want to come through my screen and grab it, actually grab them all and also grab the super cute squirrels and smootch them ha ha, they are so cute it really kills me ha ha! Beautiful shots of the birds too, I am in awe! You are just one lucky person to live in a place like this and that the furry and feathery friends visit you and keep you happy!
    xoxo, Ally
    This is my new blog:

  41. Oh, dear, Pamellia, I can't even comment. I saw your side bar and am horrified. I am so sorry! Bon Jovi was the one I always looked forward to seeing in your photography. I think I'll be back later when I can compose myself. Love...

  42. Oh wow Pamellia, I just cannot believe that someone could kill such a beautiful creature, Bon Jovi was so gorgeous. I had never seen a squirrel like her with a her stunning colour, fabulous tail and captivating eyes.

    Dionne xx

  43. Fabulous card (when are they not?). Amazing deep red and I love how the gauze gives it a frosty look. Lots of layers and texture as well as beautiful papers.

    Wonderful photographs from The Shire and what a surprize to see little Petie. I think you are convincing me that squirrels are very wealthy and have seasonal homes.

    Dionne xx

  44. BERRY scrumptious, P! Such beautifully layered, texturized papers, and gorgeously put together goodies to make a special Christmas card! The colors are just yummy! Loving all your photos of your pretty fur friends. Doesn't it just warm your heart to be "one" with all the beauty surrounding you? AND to appreciate the Beauty that others cannot see? hugs, de

  45. Gorgeous card and a fabulous picture of the cardinal,
    Avril xx

  46. Astonishing photos Pamelia!! truly, I mean that!!
    Loving the festiveness of your card today as well!
    huge hugs xx

  47. Hi Pamellia
    See, I'm catching up so there's never a need for you to apologise for doing the same. I know as well as most, sometimes other things get in the way.
    Anyhoo, back to your marvellous card. Love the rich colour you have used and you always embellish so beautifully.
    Aw, how lovely that Pete has come to visit. Gives you hope for the other guys.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x