Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frilly and Funkie - Winter Hues

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Suzz is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "WINTER HUES". This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project. 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.

Our winter seems to have fizzled out already this year. It was short lived, but I enjoyed every snowflake while it was here. Nothing but rain predicted for the next two weeks, so I'm falling back on photos from one of my walks earlier in the season.

Tell me I didn't stumbled across the door to NARNIA!! Hellloooo!

For my birds today, I have this gorgeous Starling with her winter plumage...

my token male Cardinal shot...

Blue Jays just look so beautiful in the falling snow!

Out by the lake, MISSY is still hiding behind a tree. I hope she comes out to visit me someday.

From the balcony, my sweet friend MR CHUBB says hello with those darling eyes of his!

"Oh my gosh, I'm first in line for the buffet! How lucky am I!"

I thought you might enjoy a little update on the baby squirrel that came to me last May and grew up on my balcony. Here is our little buddy JUNIOR, who still hangs around when he gets a craving for peanut butter! Oh how I miss this little dude!

For my macro today, a pine needle totally encased in ice. So cool!!

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. Wonderful card, that would brighten someone's birthday. Great photos, too. we have no snow just now only frost. Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a wonderful winter birthday card Pamellia. Our snow was gone by the next morning. Your snowy photos are definitely from Narnia....gorgeous. Happy Tuesday. Hugs xxx

  3. Wooooooow, I am totally blown away by your post full of fantastic photos, Pamellia!
    Your winter hues card is a winter hues heaven! So perfectly layered, so perfectly designed with so many brilliant elements! I just adore your soft tones and that frame is absolutely stunning!

    Thank you so much for making my day with these fantastic photos! 'The door to Narnia' is breathtakingly beautiful and your macro has stolen my heart! Always happy to see your little adorable friends! I am sure Missy is going to visit you soon, my friend! Junior is super cute and MR CHUBB has unforgetable eyes!

    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  4. One of the thing I love the most about your work is all the lovely layers of distressed paper. This card is so beautiful, and I'm glad for the detail shots as I would have missed the burlap, the gorgeous resin frame, the delicate skeleton leaves...they all come together like the notes of a symphony. Really inspiring!

  5. Very refreshing card pamellia. But with a cool feel pretty flowers and colours gorgeous embellishments.
    We have had not snow yet but still time to com in Feb. Spring bulbs are just starting to pop through now.
    Fab pics. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog in 2016.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  6. A very beautiful card with your usual flare and creativity.

    Amazing photographs and at least you did see some snow which is better than we have done so far this year.

    Always amazing to see your little friends and visitors

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Beautiful. Your cool blues look totally stunning on this card. Love your photos of the birds. Would love to see a cardinal up close in real life. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Beautiful card, Pamellia! Love all the layers and the delicate dies. What fantastic photos--all of them! Love the photo of the starling and the pine needles in ice.

  9. The recipient of this gorgeous card is sure to treasure it always, it's stunning.
    I love seeing your wonderful photo's too.

  10. Hi Pamellia, we seem to have lost touch for a while - I have been watching your YouTube videos.
    A stunning card as always, lovely soft colours and pretty details.
    Beautiful photographs as well - it certainly could be Narnia!

  11. Breathtaking card Pamellia! Such gorgeous design and wonderful colors.
    Thank you for the inspiration
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Oh, there you go raising my blood pressure again with your breath taking, heart stopping work! The layers on your birthday card are just amazing, and I am in awe of you tie everything together and place every element so perfectly! I'm in love with those burlap bits and the butterflies so delicately lighting! Oh, how I wish I had 1/1000th of your talent!

    And speaking of TALENT, these photos of yours are amazing--my favorite of course is that mysterious gate in the sepia tones and of course, LOVE your wildlife shots! That blue jay is so regal! Thank you for sharing your tremendous talent with us! Do you know how special you make my day??? Sending hugs!

  13. Gorgeous card again hun, beautiful layering, those pictures of yurs are stunning!!! love the colourful birds, hugs Liz xx

  14. Oh how gorgeous is that card Pamellia, so elegant in the soft tones and blue hues! I love the delicate butterflies and leaves and that cool blue ribbon..... jist gorgeous.

    Your wildlife shots are always amazing, I just love the gate and it really does remind me of Narnia too. The Blue Jay is so striking and Mr Chubb is just so darling. I do hope that Missy will come out to visit you one day soon. Fabulous macro today too! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Another super pretty card with lots of lovely layers and special embellishments that all work so beautifully together.

  16. GORgeous card the soft blues and the papers are every detail. Fabulous photos and what IS behind that door..??

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Another stunning work of art Pamellia, such pretty colours ans attention to detail. Amazing photographs and that has to be Narnia surely?!! xx

  18. Gorgeous soft wintery hues! Love your beautiful layers and you always bring a lovely snowy effect on your cards!

  19. Wow, such a fabulous winter feel for your shabby card! It looks as snow! :) Love the sweet blue with cream and all the little details! The key on the little tag is an adorable embellishment!
    I enjoyed Junior's photo, such a cute guy he is. I remember him so well! :) Hope that he will come out and visit you as soon as the spring will arrive! Mr Chubb is a delight,his eyes are soooo sweet!! What's the name of the supercute squirrel in pole position for lunch? :D
    I have never seen a starling before now, such a fun and elegant plumage! And the blue jays looks wonderful, love his colours!
    Fabulous shots of the snow and ice, too. Such magical sceneries you have catched!
    Hugs my friend! Enjoy your free time in the snow!

  20. Oh my goodness, this is stunning, Pamellia!! The papers are so beautiful!! The layers are amazing as always!! I love the burlap flower and the key tag!! Every single detail is spectacular!! Wow!! I truly adore this my friend!! Breathtaking!!

    I love, love your shots today!! Eek - that screams "beware all those who enter"!! The snowy shots are so gorgeous!! The birds could not be more beautiful!! Oh, I hope Missy gathers her courage to visit with you!! Mr Chubb is precious!! The leader of the buffet line is adorable!! But my favorite is sweet Junior!! Oh, how I miss him, too!! That sweet face!! Your macro today is spectacular!! So enjoy taking a stroll through your woods with you my dear friend!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  21. Hello Pamellia, stunning card and what Beautiful papers, I love the colours and your wonderful embellishments. Love your photo of the starling fabulous shot, but really every photo is brilliant, Kate x

  22. Stunning card Pamellia! Some of my favorite color combinations! I love the amazing layers and fun textures! The burlap flowers are so pretty tucked in! Your creations always have a intricate and delicate feel. Spectacular creation my friend and I love all the wonderful photos~just spectacular the shots you get!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  23. Awesome layers it is a truly beautiful card.
    Loved the photos today, for me the first one is the door to your Secret Garden, when you open a door to the area and countryside around your home and share your wonderful wildlife photos.
    Yvonne xx

  24. Another of your amazing creations Pamellia, beautiful papers and colour you have used, love the layers and gorgeous embellishments.
    Wonderful photo shots you have shared..
    Hugs Pam x

  25. Beautiful card , love the soft colours together with the beautiful blue, fabulous design and embellishments.
    Your wintery photos are magical....Love the 'Narnia' doorway, anything could be happening on the other side of it, the snow laden trees are stunning and as always your wildlife friends are a joy to look at!

  26. Your wintery card is extremely amazing; always love the distressing and splash of whites. Fabulous photography as always. I'm amazed with the macro shot and of course the secret passage you brought us into snowy woods is superb.
    Hugs xx

  27. My dear Pamellia, your birthday card is perfectly dreamy. The touches of blue are stunning and your layering is divine. The trims, the magical butterflies, the stunning focal point... everything works together to fill the heart with joy. This will be cherished always. Your photography is spectacular as ever.. I have no new words to express how much I adore every nature shot you share. Please know they mean so much to me (I am unable to get out much) and I treasure them up in my heart. :) Have a lovely week, sweet Pamellia. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  28. What a gorgeous creation Pamellia - love all the dimension and the soft colours, all so beautifully assembled.
    Yes that is the door to Narnia - the house has fallen down around the wardrobe :-)
    Your birds are stunning - love the blue of the Blue Jay, and the cardinal is stunning too. As for those squirrels, they are all beautiful.

  29. Gorgeous Pamellia, love that icy looking colour palette. Hugs Veerle

  30. Utterly beautiful card in just the right hues and the photos are full of magic and not just the Narnia gate.
    We have not had any snow.... but then they say 2016 was the warmest year on record.. Hello Mr Trump is climate change really just a hoax...
    xxx and sorry for my political dig

    1. No need to apologize Astrid, I completely agree with you! Thank you for your sweet words, have a great weekend! hugs :)

  31. Oh my goodness your card is so delicious! It's like a beautifully layered cake... oozing with cream! Love the details and the little tucked in pieces. Fabulous photos once again ... Those birds and squirrels sure look healthy!

  32. Sorry I have been MIA, however, your creations are just beautiful. Love the layer upon layer look and gorgeous colours. Your snowy pics are lovely, certainly opposite to our extreme heat wave over here. Hope you are well...hugs ,{aNNie}

  33. Another beauty today Pamellia! Thank you for sharing Winter thru your lens. It's so nice to be warm and still enjoy the beauty of northern snow. The bird pics are gorgeous! As are your furry buddies. You are truly blessed. Hugs

  34. Stupendous creation Pamellia, the layers the white hues and embellishments are glorious, the beauty of your cards and pictures shine out and bring so much joy.
    lorraine x

  35. The key is a fun add - take it and unlock birthday happiness - love that idea!! Stunning wintery card Pamellia - layered beautifully as always.

    Your Narnia door is sooooo intriguing... I would love to paint that scene! And I adore that starling photo - what fabulous colors and designs. It's so fun to see the actual SNOW flying here and there in the photos. Brrrrr - do not know how you take the cold but so glad you do so we can see your INCREDIBLE photography. Xj.

  36. I love your microshot today and this beautiful card! What a lovely birthday design and color scheme. Big hugs, Autumn

  37. What a beautifully layered birthday Card! I love your winter Wonderland and the entrance to Narnia with your sweet little menagerie!

  38. Hello my Dear friend, I hope I can say that, after all we have been blogging awhile together LOL. Your card is spectacular, with all the details so beautiful, even the half hidden and the beautiful paper and bow, you know I could go on and on, but just know, you give me much joy on my visits here. THEN your photos Ah! another perfect outlet to your imagination and creativity. I LOVE the gate, but the macro pine needle is just amazing.
    Keep well and warm AND dry LOL.

  39. Stunning work and photos, Pamellia! I think we got all the snow here in the Northwestern US - over five feet when I left Monday, though it is now raining for a few days. I am now in Nicaragua, where it is summer, and very warm, so I am trying to adjust from one extreme to the other :-) Love all your photos - and there is still hope for snow! xxx Lynn

  40. Stunning card and fabulous texture and gorgeous layers-love the Winter pics -it's been nothing but wet,cold and miserable here -our snow came and went in two hours
    carol x

  41. Oh I love these two colors together! A beautiful card

  42. Stunning card, full of beautiful embellishments and gorgeous colours. As always lots and lots of amazing layers, I just love your layering.

    I love all of your fluffed up birds, they look so cute and cuddly in their winter plumage. Loving the squirrels too of course.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne x

  43. The most beautiful and delicate looking card. Lots of lovely layers, teh prettiest of colours, lots to admire and look at...Beautiful x Narnia photo is amazing and I love your photos of the birds, squirrels and wildlife. One clever lady x

  44. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous card hunni, love the colours.

    Dont think we are going to get much snow either, looked possible last week but not now, still we have had it right up to Easter before now so who knows, its certainly cold though lol!
    Gorgeous piccies as always, love the little gateway, I would have been tempted to go and look lol!

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  45. Beautiful card Pamellia! I love the scatter of pearls and paint spatter and your bow is divine! Love your photographs too. You definitely live in Narnia! x

  46. Oh, how I love your cards .. they are always so inspirational!! Love the colours, the delicate die cuts and that burlap flower is so perfectly placed as are all the other elements. Love, love, love this one!!
    Your photos are just stunning as always and your little friends are a pure delight!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful shots!! hugs xx

  47. Oh my goodness, Pamellia! You have done it again. So much beauty in one blog!! Your card is so soft and feminine in your lovely wintery palette, and your photos are awe inspiring as well! All of your work is a tribute to your beautiful and gentle spirit. What a pleasure it is to stop by and enjoy the view!

  48. Love the moulded piece in the centre of this card Pamellia. It works so well with the papers and flowers xx

  49. Love your winter whites and crisp blue hues. Such gorgeous layers. A birthday card to keep and cherish!


  50. Gee golly gosh dearie. Magnificent design and details and I can see so many people loving this and keeping it forevers. That little key is a perfect additional touch and so awesome sauce. The skeleton leaves add such a nice texture and are still on my wish list. Haha. Stunning display of great artistic instincts always abound in your designs. WowErs!! Love the pics for today and the furry critters are adorable as per usual. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc