Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pion Design - Luscious Lavender

Hello Everyone!

For today's card I decided to pull out the Pion Design collection "Scent of Lavender". I just love the shades of purple, the fresh spring greens, and the gorgeous floral images!

Pion products:

Scent of Lavender - The Song of a Bird PD7202
Scent of Lavender - Small Leaves PD7203
Scent of Lavender - In Provence PD7205
Scent of Lavender - Fields of Purple PD7207
Scent of Lavender - Preserving the Scent PD7208
Scent of Lavender - Flowers of Provence PD7209
Scent of Lavender - Borders PD7210
Scent of Lavender - Tags PD7212

The leaves are Cheery Lynn, the doily is Prima, the sentiment die cut is Sizzix, the frame is hand made with a silicone mould, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash.

As of when I wrote this post, we still had no snow at home, but I sure am enjoying the snow up north when I go. My landscape shots are from the parents house.

For my bird shots today, I have this lovely female Sparrow stealing food from the squirrel bowl!!

A sweet little Red Breasted Nuthatch watching the crazy squirrel activity from the safety of the tree!

and my token male Cardinal shot...
Do you think he's dancing or having some kind of temper tantrum? lol

Two Ring Billed Gulls fighting over a peanut...
To quote Finding Nemo... "Mine, mine-mine, mine!!" lol

"Seriously lady, you could have told me had peanuts BEFORE I ran off with this stupid health food!" 

"Yay me! The early bird really DOES get the worm! Ok, so I'm a squirrel and this is a cashew, but still, yay me!"

"I'm sure this seems like the perfect moment to capture with your camera, but as the one sitting in the snow, may I just say... KNOCK IT OFF!"

I am hearing that a lot of you have gotten freezing fog this last week. How very scary and amazing at the same time. Oh boy to see that in real life, but dang how dangerous it would be for my squirrels! For my macro, I thought I would show you best frost that we managed this year. (taken in November)

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. Поредната наслада за душата!Благодаря , денят ще е прекрасен!!!

  2. Stunning, gorgeous colours. Love your pics too, xxxx

  3. This card is definitely one of your best for me and I can smell the lavender from here. Wonderful layers and so many beautiful things to match the card perfectly.

    Still no snow for you or for me but your pictures from the North are amazing and show how the wild life like the snow and ice as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Wonderful and elegant card, and love the photos of your wild 'family'. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Stunning collection here, these papers make a beautiful card for sure. Fantastic layer, the Queen of layer you are and I love it. Your delightful photos of nature are always so pleasing to view.xx{aNNie}

  6. Oh, oh, oh, a lavender delight! The papers are beautiful but you always take them to another level when you make one of your glorious cards. I want to reach out and touch this one, it is an absolute stunner. Love the little bird with the flowers!

    I love seeing the comments of the animals, they always make me smile! You have made my day today - thank you. I would love to see you photograph in freezing fog, it would be interesting because it is so dull when we have it. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Beautiful card and such wonderful blends of lavender together with your exquisite details... Terrific photos and I'm in awe of your photographic ability... Your subjects are so beautiful too!

  8. I love lavender Pamellia..such a gorgeous colour and plant...we have lavender fields nearby and this year I have promised myself to go up there in July and photograph them as they are so stunning. Your card is absolutely beautiful, the green and pink works so well with all your gorgeous touches. I am loving these snow need to ship some home with you ;0) Hugs xxx

  9. Hi Pamellia,
    your card as usual is so stunning and superbly crafted.
    I love the lavender theme to it to as it's such a very super colour and design.
    As usual you have used some wonderful emebellishements.
    Your phots are also very superb and wonderfully shot as usual.
    I just love your comments at the bottom of each one.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Beautiful colours so gentle to the eye. oh my pamellia your layering is going higher looks wonderful.
    Fab pics of all your furry friends.
    Have a fab week
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  11. Such a wonderfully pretty card Pamellia!! Wonderful shots as always too. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  12. Wow Pamellia both your card and pictures are breathtaking, the beauty shines out, the colours look wonderful, the card design and detail as always holds me in awe, your talent is second to none
    lorraine x

  13. A gorgeous card Pamellia! Lovely papers, all the layers look great and I like the bird on the frame. Stunning!! As allways your photo's are brilliant too!! hugs, Marlies

  14. Love the colours and shades on this gorgeous card Pamellia.
    As always, fantastic photos of the snow and the animals.
    Yvonne xx

  15. Love, love, love your fantabulous card and those exquisite photos! Hope you got a chance to enjoy the (brief) snow you got recently - look forward to what your photographic eye captures! xxx Lynn

  16. Gorgeous card as always! I am always impressed with your cutouts. It really takes patience and skill and you truly have abundance of both.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  17. Delicate colours on your amazing card x Fabulous photos always. Do so thank you for sharing them. I think it was a temper tantrum x

  18. Gorgeous soft feminine colours, love the patterns on the papers the delicate frame and sprigs of lavender and the little bird in the beautiful Pamellia..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Oh, Pamellia, I love this gorgeous card! The pretty colors and beautiful flowers are just what I needed to brighten the day! And your critter photos are so amazing. I was just showing them to my mother this morning. Only a few flurries here. Have a wonderful day!

  20. A beautiful card with a lovely air of spring to it, gorgeous papers and colours, perfectly designed and embellished as always! Such a contrast to your amazing snowy photos, from spring back to winter!!! Bet those squirrels will be happy when the weather warms up!

  21. I just adore this sweet card, the colours palette is one of my favourite ever!! I pinned it
    Great layering full of lovely details and this bird is so cuteeeee!!! Amazing handmade frame and love the papers! The dotted leaves add a lot of interest to the whole composition!
    Your photos always stunning me! Oh, you could image how much I enjoy them? :D
    The photo of the Red Breasted Nuthatch is breathtaking... it would be another publication on Birds and bloom site, isn't it? :)
    Hugs my friend, here today there was a beautiful sun. Spring is really coming?

  22. Oh my word, this is stunning, Pamellia!! It's like springtime on a card!! I just love the beautiful lavender with the touches of green!! The bird is so sweet!! The crown is a perfect touch!! Every single detail is spectacular, especially the layers!! I just absolutely love, love this my friend!! It makes me happy to look at!!

    I keep thinking your pictures of the squirrels couldn't be any better and they you post new ones and wow!! These are seriously spectacular!! The birds are amazing!! I love the shot of the gulls fighting over the peanut!! (I'm thinking the loser probably got one too, didn't he??!!) And the snowy shots are gorgeous!! The macro is incredible!! Love all of these my incredibly talented friend!! It is such a joy to visit your blog!! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!! It's snowing there today, but just big, fat flakes. No accumulation yet (which I'm extremely thankful for ;) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Oh my word, this is absolutely fantastic and I actually liken the colour to amethyst, which is my birthstone. Your layers always amaze me and one of these days (if I ever get any "dog free" time) I am going to CASE one of your cards!! Amazing photography as always xx

  24. gorgeous!
    and your photos are so pretty!
    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

  25. OMW this is a stunning creation Pamellia, love this paper design and gorgeous colours, how beautiful are your Lavender sprig embellishments with your gorgeous flowers.
    Amazing photo shots! The photo of the Red Breasted Nuthatch is breathtaking.
    Pam x

  26. My dear friend, this card is quintessential Pamellia... layers upon layers of everything soft and beautiful! You know my love for this paper collection, so my heart pirouetted upon seeing this beauty awaiting me. The floral cluster is brilliant and I absolutely love the regal frame you created for the precious birdie. The texture throughout your masterpiece simply takes my breath away. Beautifully done, Pamellia!
    I love all of your pictures, per usual! You have such a gift and I couldn't be more grateful that you share it with us. Nature and animals make my heart sing.. and you capture them in the loveliest way. Thank you for the sweet inspiration, my dear friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  27. Oh, I simply adore this card Pamellia. The colours are just gorgeous .. love the lavender and green. Your cards always take my breath away. Love the fussy cut images and the little resin frame .. simply delightful!!
    Your photography is awesome as always. I do adore that little nuthatch .. so sweet. I also love the comments you put with your photos, they always make me smile. Thank you for sharing another delightful post! hugs xx

  28. Fabulous card here again Pamellia, the fussycut flowers make for such pretty embellishments. And of course the photos are amazing again!

  29. Totally gorgeous Pamellia, I love those papers, your layers are wonderful and the little bird sitting there is just lovely.
    More wonderful wildlife shots, keep them coming, Kate x

  30. A beautiful card as always Pamellia. Your gorgeous paper layers are stunning
    Love those fabulous photographs too.
    TFS and Best wishes
    Annie xx

  31. This is absolutely gorgeous Pamellia, such a sweet little bird and pretty colours. Your layers and embellishments are perfect as always - a beautifully designed card.
    Fabulous photographs as always.

  32. One of my most favourite combination of colours and OH! how beautifully you have put them together, the details you manage to put into your cards are a joy to behold. Your cutting out is a major success, it must take you AGES to get such fine detail.

    Your beautiful photos - well - just Fabulous to share them with you, thank you

  33. What a beautiful creation Pamellia - the layers and colours are amazing.
    Love your wildlife - I think the cardinal may have just been landing :-)

  34. Zowie Pamellia this card is FABULOUS!! My favorite color combo and the beautiful layers. lace and flowers are amazing! I love the little bird tucked in too! Gosh who wouldnt be thrilled to receive such a GORGEOUS card!! You critters shots never cease to amaze me Pamellia! You have such a wonderful connection with them they obviously trust you :) Always exciting to see your post!!

  35. Stunning card, Pamellia - those lavender sprigs are just delightful within all the gorgeous layers. It's a real beauty. And the shots of the birds and squirrels are, as always, incredible - but it may just be that leaf at the end which wins out for me this time - a beautiful study.
    Alison x

  36. Oh my, my heart is singing every time I visit your beautiful blog, Pamellia! What a fabulous card with stunningly beautiful colors, layers and elements! The composition is spectacular and that little frame with the bird is simply an amazing detail!
    The Two Ringed Billed Gulls is my absolute favourite shot! It's out of this world beautiful! The way you see, love and capture the nature is unique and fabulous! What a super special lady you are, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

  37. Oh, what a wonderful card - love the lavender and all the gorgeous layers! That little bird is so sweet and beautifully framed. So enjoyed all your photos, as well. What a treat!

  38. Stunning card Pamellia, it looks more like a bouquet than a card. Fabulous colours and all of the lavender stems look amazing. I love all of the layers and your beautiful embellishments. Terrific work my friend.

    Great wildlife shots, I never tire of seeing them. You have an incredible eye.

    Dionne xx

  39. Gorgeous card Pamellia, makes me wish our lilacs were blooming but it will be awhile before that happens I'm afraid! Deb xo

  40. When I first saw your beautiful card I had Spring in minds ….then….you go and show those beautiful snowy photos!!! Fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx

  41. Okay, this card and the luscious lavender tones makes me really want Spring to get here so I can try to grow a lavender plant again in the flower garden. I'll name it Bubbles just for you. But if I kill you, it isn't my fault, it is the soils fault. Haha. Seriously love the details and everything about this stunningly gorgeous card! Totes WOWZERS. Haha I laughed about the pics and quotes today. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  42. Hi Pamellia,
    I was going through some saved e-mails today, cleaning out, when I came across this one. Sure enough, I hadn't seen it! This was like finding treasure, and was just the happy boost I needed today! Love your lavender card and all this wonderful wildlife! Sending hugs!