Monday, December 5, 2016

Pion Design - Father Time

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that combines three Pion Design collections. I love that you can use the papers from these collections long after you have purchased them, for any occasion that comes up. I have used collections "The Night Before Christmas", "Scent of Lavender" and "Where the Roses Grow".

click on any thumbnail to view the entire Pion Design collection:


The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa PD7802
The Night Before Christmas - Dear Santa 6x6" PD7902
The Night Before Christmas - Christmas is in the Air PD7808
The Night Before Christmas - Borders PD7810
Scent of Lavender - Preserving the Scent PD7208
Scent of Lavender - The Song of a Bird PD7202
Where the Roses Grow - Time to Smell the Roses PD8210

The lamp die is Kaisercraft, the sentiment die is Tim Holtz, the poinsettia die is Tim Holtz, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the wooed flourish is Recollections from Michael's Craft Store. the clock was made with a Prima mould, a gift from my talented and sweet friend Anne of Redanne. Everything else is from my stash.

I had a lot of comments regarding the man with the slingshot and how I should report him. I fully intend to do that if I ever run across him again. Unfortunately, there's nothing the authorities can do without knowing who the man is, or where he lives. So on one hand, I would love the chance to run into him again, on the other hand, I hope he never comes back!

My landscape photo for the day. I'm still using older photos, so I hope you're not too sick of autumn.

A Mourning Dove. I'm seeing more of these now. Not sure if they are a seasonal bird or if it's just because there's no leaves on the trees. lol

"Humanity's true moral test, it's fundamental test... consists of its attitude towards those who are at it's mercy: animals." Milan Kundera

HENRY scours the forest floor in search of something green to eat. No worries, I always make sure he gets something fresh.

I love when they size me up from the safety of the tree before coming down. Sometimes they'll watch and see how the others react to me, before they make a decision! So cute!

"OK so maybe I've put on a bit of extra weight, but these cookies are killer on the waist and I plan to lose it all in the spring!" 

"Yes, I get it lady, you have peanuts. I think I'll stay up here just the same!"

🎵🎵 "Keep on smilin', cause when you're smilin' the whole world smiles with you." 🎵🎵

Last but not least, my macro for the day. I believe this was a dandelion at one time. lol

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. Another gorgeous design! The poinsettia looks fabulous and the whole card has a wonderful warm Christmas feel! Xx

  2. Another glorious creation Pamellia and love your frosty treatment of that lovely Poinsettia.

    B x

  3. Good morning dear Pamellia, I am playing catch up after being a bit AWOL during my Dotty Market! I am so shocked to read about wicked is that man and as you say let's hope he never returns. So sad. Your card is an icy beauty with my favourite Christmas colours and lots of snowy texture. Just beautiful.Have a wonderful week my friend, I'm off for some inky play today. Lovely autumn photos..keep them coming as it has turned cold here. Hugs xxx

  4. The card is exquisite Pamellia, I am sitting here drooling over it! The Father Christmas image is beautiful and I love how you picked up the colour for the poinsettia, berries and word - so, so beautiful!

    The birds and animals are delightful today, Henry is just so adorable, I would love to pick him up and give him a gentle hug.... Fabulous macro shot, I would never have guessed it was once a dandelion, it looks like real fur! Thanks for the shout out! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Hi there Pamellia, your post is a joy to read and a feast for the eyes with this gorgeous card and your photos. Henry is totally adorable, is he Yours? Always love visiting you, Kate x

    1. Thanks so much Kate. Henry lives out in The Shire. Locals say he was dumped here as a baby along with another white rabbit. The other one went missing last year, but Henry seems to be thriving thank goodness.

  6. Another stunning Christmas card Pamellia, a delicious feast for the eyes, love that poinsettia!
    I do enjoy your photos...the dandelion one is amazing!

  7. Gorgeous card, and wonderful photos of your furry and feathery friends. I think they are mostly the best sort of friends! Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

  8. A wonderful card and great to be able to
    Mix and match. Terrific photographs as always and a reminder that the slingshot will never erase all of your friends in the wood. His loss I say if he doesn't see them the same way as you do.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Beautiful card, Pamellia! Love how you used the dies and the different paper collections. Your photos are always so wonderful! I look forward to seeing more.

  10. Stunning card! I love the rich dark reds and the frosty touch everything is so beautiful! Terrific photos once again and I truly hope that man gets what he deserves! Enjoy your day Pamellia!

  11. Amazing mix of gorgous papers and embellishments, as always your shabby creation is delightful and so sweet! Awesome frosty feel on it! Love the lamp and the clock, and the fabulous poinsettia is surely a wow factor!!
    Your macro is wonderful, as well the autumnal leaves and all the wild animals. They are always my favourite :)
    Hugs sweet lady

  12. Hi Pamellia,
    It'a very lovely...warm and snowy christmas card!
    And the pictures are great work!
    xx Gerie

  13. It's like I'm looking at a snowy wonderland! <3 this!

  14. A beautiful snowy creation, love the colour of the poinsettia.
    Wonderful photos as always, I'm glad you told me what the macro shot was - looked furry!
    Avril xx

  15. Gorgeous card again hunny, loving the colours, awesome photo's love the macro one!!! stunning,
    Hope your ok, hugs Liz xx

  16. Hi Pamellia,
    this is gorgeous and so lovely to combine the 3 pads of papers.
    Love the colour choices and the wonderful and gorgeous design.
    Tha clock mould is very handy one to have too as it looks really lovely.
    Superb photos yet again and you are so lucky to get that bird to feed off your hand.
    Just be careful if you spot that man again as he could turn nasty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Beautiful card Pamellia - the plum hues look different and gorgeous! Your photos are excellent!! Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  18. Oh my goodness, what a stunning card, Pamellia!! The layers are absolutely amazing!! I love the wintry bouquet and the Santa image!! The papers are so gorgeous and as always, you showcase them to perfection!! It's a frosty masterpiece!! I love, love it my friend!!

    Each post, I think that your photography skills can't get any better but you prove me wrong each time!! These are spectacular!! Wow!! The photo with the Chickadee eating from your hand is amazing!! Goodness, I'm in total awe my friend!! They are all so, so stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. Such a joy to stop by your blog and see your amazing creations Pamellia, love this card, gorgeous colours on todays make, beautiful papers and layers embellishments.
    Fantastic photos again..
    Pam x

  20. Stunning card again today Pamellia, love the combination of details you added to this one.
    The photos are lovely, the star for me is the facial expression of the squirrel. He does look as if he is smiling.
    Yvonne xx

  21. Hi Pamellia
    Beyond gorgeous card. The word "Christmas" just seems to float on it.
    Hope you ventured out today. You don't deserve to be kept away from your beloved Shire by that cruel moron.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  22. Oooooooh, Pamellia, your card is a frosty heaven! I am completely in awe, my friend! What stunning layering, perfect composition and you used that mould in such a beautiful way! It's spectacular and my new favourite of yours!
    Phenomenal photos, again! Love them all! The macro one is simply fantastic!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  23. Another totally stunning card Pamellia, I loe how the dark plum tones on the Santa image are echoed in the flowers! Just beautiful!

    Your photos are completely amazing again, you are a complete pro, - wow! You should design a nature calendar! I would be your first customer lol... xxxxx

  24. A gorgeous card as always with lots of frosty details and elements. Those papers are beautiful and you have used them to create a wonderful festive card.

  25. Gorgeous card Pamellia !! I lved the poinsettia a lot :)

  26. Another totally divine card Pamellia!! Those pops of deep red from the poinsettia and the other elements is just stunning against the paler background .. so beautiful!! I love how you photograph your cards too .. makes them look quite ethereal. Your nature photos are simply wonderful once again. I never tire of looking at them. Your little friends are a pure delight!! hugs xx

  27. Such a timeless card!
    as always, your photos are wonderful! xx

  28. Love the lamp, love the flowers, the paper, the WHOLE everything! Fabulous photos and the "furry" dandelion head is just wonderful.

  29. I always love seeing your Christmas cards Pamellia, they are so professional. Gorgeous clock embellishment and I love the lamp post. The foliage and flower arrangement are sensational. Tracy x

  30. Beautiful card - love the maroon hues of Santa and the flowers. Hard to believe that Christmas "time" is so close. Your lovely lantern makes me think Santa has a bit of extra light to see his pathways!!

    Never ever tired of Autumn - it's my favorite!! Love the leaves photo - it's perfect. Seems like such a miracle to see a little birdie sitting on your hand eating - so very special Pamellia. All your photos are just precious. Xj.

  31. This is beautiful Pamellia! I love that rusty red that makes such a great vintage look to your card! I am still sooo jealous of the Nuthatch feeding from your hand! Great macro shot! Hugs, Chrisx

  32. This is wonderful! And I found your Instagram about squirrels. Hope you don't mind, I followed you :) love those images

  33. Wow! Your macro is fabulous, Pamellia! It almost looks like fur, doesn't it? Your card is lovely, of course. I especially like the word Christmas die cut, with the splatter. It's a great combination of elements to create the sentiment! Such beauty! Huggers, de

  34. Fabulous card Pamellia - love the depth of colour the lavender has against the white.
    As usual I love the photos - you really have a good eye for photography/composition, and your comments are such fun

  35. The colours on this gorgeous work of art are amazing, as are the snaps of your family xx

  36. You are doing so much better with your Christmas cards and this one is sooo gorgeous. I love that stunning poinsettia, cones and berries. As always great papers from Pion, but it is not just the papers, it is knowing what to do with them and you excel at that my dear friend.

    Beautiful nature shots, your macro shot is just amazing and have you spotted the detail in all of the tree bark?

    Dionne x

  37. Howdy little lady! What an exquisite card you have designed and that clock mold is out to excellent use. Love the paper combo and how you were able to use multiple collections to create this gem. Santa sure looks to be having fun and that poinsettia is gorgeous! I have a thing for lanterns and that die is Wowzers! Stunning details and everything about it is amazeballs! Glad the furry critters are being so good for their photo shoots. Haha! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  38. Hi Pamellia,
    What a GORGEOUS card! I love the amazing layers! The wintery mix of yummy embellishments and the sweet image of Santa is perfect! I love the gorgeous poinsettia and stunning ribbon! Always, amazing work! LOVE it!!
    Sherrie K

  39. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the clock, the vintage Santa and the beautiful colors.