Friday, November 11, 2016

Pion Design - The Night Before Christmas

Hello Everybody!

Time for another Christmas card!! Today I'm sharing a soft neutral Christmas card featuring the collection "The Night Before Christmas" from Pion Design. I just love the subtle designs and festive images!! Lots of pom poms and gold trim, just like in my lollipop dreams! lol

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

Pion Design products:

The Night Before Christmas - Just a Peek PD7801
The Night Before Christmas - Just a Peek 6x6" PD7901
The Night Before Christmas - Snowflake Magic PD7807
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas Branches PD7804

Thank you to everyone for sending all of your sweet wishes out to the squirrels who lost their homes here this summer. I am actually heading out today to search all the trails and see if I can find even one familiar face. I just need one, just one squirrel that tells me they are all out there somewhere.  Wish me luck.

Now for my landscape photo today I have another shot of The Shire, lots of leaves on the ground now.

HENRY is having a wee nibble...

BON JOVI is getting a wee bit of exercise...
"Oh peanut lady, please don't leave! I'm coming! I'm coming! I'm coming! I'm coming!"

A couple of cutie patooties have some words to say...
"Holy crap! Am I crazy, or is that a pile of peanuts just sitting there unattended!!!"

""It's called Peek-a-boo, do you know it?"

A juvenile Cardinal pauses for a peanut on the boardwalk railing...

And my good friend the Blue Jay is annoyed that I'm pointing the camera at him YET AGAIN!

PATRICIA hides in the tree, just for something different! (note the sarcasm)...

And MR SCRUFF steals my heart once again with that adorable face of his!

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. Wow, Pamellia !! Wonderful card !! Rich in atmosphere of Christmas! Beautiful elements, gold and lace! Thank you for the beautiful photos of autumn! I watch them with pleasure!
    Hugs :) Max

  2. I absolutely adore these neutral colors Pamellia, gorgeous. Hugs Veerle

  3. Gorgeous card, don't remind me that Christmas is coming....Wonderful photos, too. Hugs, Valerie

  4. A stunning card with a dreamy look to it.

    Good Luck with the squirrel hunt, you deserve to find them you are so kind to all the creatures.

    Amazing photographs as always and your micro today is stunning.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Again a masterpiece Pamellia...I love the shabby looks and the gold touch...pompoms...lacé etc.... There is so much to see....wonderfull card!!! and Photo's!
    Have a nice weekend! xx Gerie

  6. Your card is so soft, beautiful, and festive!!

  7. Such a pretty card-love the beautiful colors! The Shire along with the cute creatures is beautiful! Have a great day! :)
    Suchi xx

  8. Absolutely amazing as always Pamellia gorgeous details and colours.
    Love your stunning pictures too.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. I love today's Christmas card, beautiful design and how much would I give for a sentiment stamp in that font? I would be wearing it out. The little piece of broderie anglaise lace looks fabulous, I have never seen anyone use it on a card before, it was inspired of you. I also adore the little snowflake charm and the gorgeous glitter.

    You are certainly becoming the master of photographing those rays of sunlight, all The Shire is missing are a few whisps of mist. The juvenile Cardinal is quite the Ugly Duckling of the woods, who would have thought that little scruff would beome such a striking adult.

    I was just pondering what Patricia has been doing with her nose, do you think she has been burying nuts for the winter?

    Good luck on your walk today, I hope you spot at least one of the old gang.

    Dionne xx

    1. Thanks so much Dionne. I had to Google 'broderie anglaise lace', lol. We just call it eyelet lace here, we're not too fancy. lol.

      Actually, that is exactly what Patricia was up to. I have quite a few photos of my squirrel friends with dirty noses, they are frantic this time of year burying food for the winter. Wish them luck! hugs :)

  10. Beautiful vintage card Pamellia, your cards always make me nostalgic somehow! Your photography skills always blow me away!!
    Donna xx

  11. Beautiful papers and colours and a stunning design make this a really special Christmas card, it has a kind of story book feel to it... a lovely tale of Christmas Eve in more gentle times than these!
    Hope you find your 'lost little friends'.

  12. Aaaahhh!!! Your card has such a sweet, delicate look .. reminiscent of an older, gentler world and time. I love the neutral colour with the touches of gold and the pom poms add just a tiny bit of whimsy .. absolutely delightful!!
    Your shot of the Shire is amazing and your macro shot totally brilliant. Such a delight, as always, to see all your little woodland friends and I really hope you do find at least one of the lost ones .. that would be so awesome! Keeping my fingers crossed. hugs xx

  13. Beautiful vintage card love the Pom Pom 's with the touch of gold

  14. Wow, Pamellia, what an absolutely stunning card!! I love the beautiful papers!! The sweet image of the two little girls reminds me of my sister and I at Christmas time :) I love the amazing layers and the perfect details you added!! It truly is magical and I love, love it!! It takes me so long to comment because I have to study the pictures...I don't want to miss one amazing detail!! Spectacular my friend!!

    My goodness, your shots today are amazing...actually they always are :) The shire - wow!! And the macro water drop is phenomenal!! I love the captions you give the photos, too :) I hope and pray you are able to find your lost fur babies!! Please keep us posted!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Beautiful card once again, Pamellia! Your work is always stunning. You also take the most perfect photos of the furry friends. Amazing!

  16. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the soft neutral colour palette and the very vintage image.

  17. Oh so CUTE and Victorian, Pamellia! The ivory color provides a sort of "glow" adding to the Wonder and Magic in your sweet scene, and those pompoms are ultra cute! Your dainty snowflake and glistening gold foliage are so carefully nestled into your pretty ivory roses - a wonderful design!

    The photos are both entertaining and adorable with your captioned words LOL - but it is the Macro Shot that has captured my heart again today - GORGEOUSLY BEJEWELED LEAF! It needs to be framed and hung.

    Hoping your week-end is a great one, my friend! xo

  18. Another stunner! I love the colour palette and as usual all those wonderful layers. Have a great weekend. Jennie x

  19. What a beautiful and stunning vintage piece with such a gorgeous image, I love it. Sandra X

  20. Gorgeous Christmas card Pamellia...simply chalk full of fabulous and yummy elements!!! I feel like I just took a long walk along the trail...amazing the one of Bon Jovi!! Enjoy your weekend Pamellia!
    Take care,

  21. P.S. Hope that you find many familiar faces on your hike this's always sad to think of our sweet furry friends being displaced from their homes...especially with winter closing in!

  22. Oh, this is adorable, Pamellia! Love these vellum layers, they give a so elegant, sweet and christmassy feel to the whole creation!! Lovely decoupage on the topper, and its frame is gorgous! Love the frilly details of the pom poms, and that gold and the microbeads...and the beautiful papers, of course! Very festive and sweet card!!
    I hope that you have found time to searching the missing squirrels. I wish you to found them all!!!
    Your shots always make me smile, laught and give me a sweet feeling. Bon Jovy's photo is just a masterpiece!! Peanut's lady, stay there, please! :D Ah ah ah!! :D And also the Blue Jay's one! You have catched so well their expressions! So cute and fun! All them are a gift of God for who are be able to see and open their hearts... and surely you are be able soooo much, my friend!! :)
    Your macro is a piece of art, love how the waterdrop is a mirror for the leaf again and again even smaller. Nature is just perfect
    Hugs! Waiting for good news... :)

    1. ....I think that the two layers aren't vellum, but wonderful papers with a so delicate effect...! Sorry for my mistake. The icy and distressed edges make them really stunning and delicate!

  23. Hi Pamellia,
    another really superb card today.
    I love the wonderful colour scheme and everything about this gorgeous and stunning creation.
    I could look at this for ages and still see something lovely I have missed as there is so much lovely work on it.
    Great photos as always, and you do get some gorgeous shots.
    Oh I do hope you find some evidence of your lovely little missing furry friends.
    Lots of crafty love, and hugs. Jenny L.

  24. Both your card and the animal action shots are stunning Pamellia.

  25. Absolutely stunning work Pamellia, your card is exquisit, wonderful design and the papers are borgeous.
    The little Blue Jay is adorable, the expression on his face is wonderful. All your photo shots are amazing, Kate x

  26. The 'Night Before Christmas' sentiment looks beautiful, so subtle and I really love the pale colours, the beautiful image, the wonderful lace elements - everything is just so very beautiful.....

    I do love Mr Scruff, who could not love that delightful little face, I hope Patricia gets over her shyness, she has such a pretty face too. Fabulous macro shot today Pamellia!! Hugs, Anne xx

  27. Beautiful card Pamellia. love the papers, so subtle.Love the photo of The Shire - looks very magical! Fingers crossed that you find some familiar faces on your walk today,
    Hugs, Avril xx

  28. Beautiful card Pamellia, love all your papers and die cuts, gorgeous colours and layers..
    Fabulous photo shots again.
    Pam x

  29. A gorgeous card and awesome layers, love all these new papers you are using.
    I hope you had a good walk and perhaps caught sight of some old furry friends.
    Yvonne xx

  30. Love the opulence of your festive beauty today. Love to see the animal antics too xx

  31. Absolutely gorgeous vintage shabby chic at it's very best- the texture and embellishments are just perfect very atmospheric -love the pics and the last one is just amazing-hope you find your squirrel gang
    Carol x

  32. This is simply stunning!I can't get enough of your masterpieces, Pamellia! And the photo shots are amazing as well.It would have been great if i had known how exactly you make your photos look so fabulous every time.

  33. Beautiful card Pamellia, love the colour palette and all of your signature amazing details and embellishments ❤ Deb xo

  34. Ooooooh, this card is spectacular, Pamellia! I love your pale tones, fabulous layers and all the fantastic details you put together in such a brilliant way! Another masterpiece of art from you, my friend!
    What a beautiful start of my day, looking at your breathtakingly beautiful shots! That macro shot is out of this world amazing! I love your wonderful captions, too!
    I hope you are going to find your fur babies safe and health! Good luck, my lovely!
    Sending lots of love to you! Branka xx

  35. Pamellia your card like always is just stunning, perfect use of those beautiful papers, lucky recipients of your stunning cards. Your photos like always are incredible! You should teach an online class on photography!!! I'd be your first student!!!

  36. I love the night before Christmas poem and your beautiful card fits in beautifully with it. Love the pom poms and delicate embellishments. Good luck on your squirrel search, hope you find signs of them being safe in a new area and I love your photos and comments as always xxx

  37. Beautiful creamy colours here and perfect details ... this is gorgeous! Loving your photos!

  38. Your cards of late have been so ethereal and beautiful !! And your pics are amazing. Love today's water drop! Hope the your furry friends have found new homes. Hugs

  39. Oh My! Another stunning card Pamellia! I love these neutral colours! As ever the finishing touches to your card make this really special! Hugs, Chrisx

  40. Great holiday card! Ugh its so beautiful those colors! I just love it. And I need to try the whole macro photographry too!!

  41. My gosh, that card is just stunning! How has not one card company called upon you to design for them?? Or maybe they have!
    As always, your photos are wonderful and your critters make me smile! xoxo

  42. Hi Pamellia, loving your gorgeous card and all those sweet photographs. Happy crafting, Angela x

  43. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I've been missing but health has sadly intervened.
    Gorgeous card with all the detail and elegance that is your style.
    So sorry to hear about Linda. Hopefully your other missing friends will return when they think its safe again.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  44. Beautiful card and design Pamellia!! Love how you fussy cut and mounted the focal image. Your floral arrangement is also gorgeous as always. Brilliant pics too. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  45. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous cards and piccies as always, I hope and pray you find some of your missing squirrels, these people do not give wildlife a second thought, disastrous results, sometimes I hate the human race, so selfish.
    Good luck hun

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  46. Gorgeous elegant design. Loving the metallic touches. The imagery is perfect for the colour palette. Adore your photos. Tracy x

  47. Wow, what a beautiful and elegant card! The papers are exquisite and love the color scheme! The micro beads are such a wonderful touch~your cluster of flowers..amazing! I adore everything about this!
    Your outdoor pictures are spectacular..those little critters are the cutest.So surprised they pose for you, hehe! So adorable..thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie k

  48. This is the perfect night before Christmas and those little people's are awesome sauce! Exquisite color choice making this design look extra elegant and festive. The rocking horse is so cool! I had one as a youngun. Gorgeous and beautiful details with all the layers and yummy goodness. Dearie, you are magnificent at creating these designs. I am thrilled you are back and better than ever!

    Love the pics and the macro shot as well. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  49. YOur colourway fits these papers so perfectly, very rich and elegant...the night before Christmas is such an awesome poem. Not long now my friend xxx

  50. OK, this is simply breathtaking!!! Love those papers from Pion design and the way you used them is absolute gorgeous!
    I am so embarrassed that I missed so many posts of yours! I hope you forgive me.
    Paper Talk with Samra