Monday, January 23, 2017

Pion Design - Rose Passion

Hello Everyone!

One of the things I love about Pion Design papers is the ability to mix and match from different collections and have everything look perfectly coordinated! This card features two of the latest Pion collections "The Songbird’s Secret" and "Where the Roses Grow".


Pion products:

The Songbird’s Secret - Apple Orchard PD8406
The Songbird’s Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409
Where the Roses Grow - Roses in Bloom PD8204
Where the Roses Grow - Rose Linen PD8207
Where the Roses Grow - Tags PD8212

At this point I'm not even going to mention the total lack of snow around here. After I while, even I'm sick of hearing the complaining! lol. Let's just say, these landscape photos were taken while I was up north visiting the parentals.

Back at home I have some bird shots starring this beautiful Mourning Dove...

This handsome Blue Jay...

and I decided to go with a female for my token Cardinal shot...

For those of you who follow my personal Facebook page, you have already met this adorable friend of mine from the lake. I have finally decided to call her TUBBY TESSA, although that name may not fit her in the spring after she loses her winter padding! lol

"I really want one of those cookies, but I have serious concerns about the creature waving it at me!"

"Good grief human! Would you knock it off with the sudden movements please!"

And for my macro today, a little ice and little snow and a little sunshine! The perfect day I say!

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, so many beautiful details. Love the photos, Tubby Tessa has a figure like mine! Here we've got freezing fog today, not so nice! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning card with great use of the wonderful papers.

    The photographs are terrific and at least you have somewhere to visit that has snow. We haven't had any at all this year so far but we do have frost and fog again--not quite the same eh?

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. A very beautiful card the soft colours,such gorgeous papers and the butterfly is lovely with the frame and flowers..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. The snow looks amazing and the birdies look happy to see 'auntie Pamellia' so cute. Love the pion papers, they are stunning on your fabulous design. I found some in my stash yesterday but they are very pale and must be about 5 yrs + old...need to use them maybe..xx{aNNie}

  5. Gosh that is stunning Pamellia! I love the papers, and you've mixed them perfectly. A stunning creation with so many beautiful little details. Love the gorgeous photos too (as always!) Hugs, Wends xoxo

  6. Gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the style. It is stunning!

  7. Gorgeous card Pamellia!! Wish you a very happy new year(I know it is kind of late but.. ) The beautiful surrounding and stunning nature around you always makes me happy!
    Suchi xx

  8. Gorgeousness, Pamellia! Pure loveliness, with your delicate layers, colors, trims and laces! I especially like the rose theme, and the framed tiny rose in the middle! Beautiful creation, my sweet friend! Your little wild life friends are the truest of all, aren't they? Risking their very lives, they venture to trust you, Pamellia. You remind me of Snow White and how all the birds and critters delighted in her singing, and longed to be around her. :-)
    It seems strange to hear the name "Canada" and not think of snow. We are EXTREMELY warm here. With the exception of 6 days thus far, we have remained in a "cool summer" with very humid weather, lows mostly in the 60s and even the 70s, and highs around 80-83. Very strange indeed.
    But like you, I am not complaining. Nature is what she is, and I'm grateful to be comfortable and safe.
    Wishing you a happy week - glad you had some special time with "The Parentals" LOL

  9. A beautiful card Pamellia, that white and gold frame sets everything off beautifully. It's so odd re your weather as I had a friend who came home early from a temporary job out there because she could not fave "another" snowy freezing Canadian winter! We still have very frosty weather, it's about where it should be for our January. Lovely wildlife photos as always. It's great seeing birds we don't have here in the UK. Have a great week, hugs xxx

  10. Another beautiful card hun, loving the shaped layering and fabulous frame effect, it's back to being cold here, frost as usual no snow!!! loving your snow pictures and of course the awesome wildlife too, hugs Liz xx

  11. Such a beautiful and romantic card today, the pretty pinks, beautiful roses and ribbons and all the gorgeous lace give it such a soft feminine look, that frame is stunning!
    Very cold and frosty here but beautiful blue sky and bright sunshine, perfect day for a brisk walk!

  12. Love this beautiful card, Pamellia! I'm with you--we have had very little snow here and I am so disappointed. I'm hoping February will make up for it! Wonderful photos--love sweet Tubby!

  13. We've no snow either but boy it's cold! Beautiful card and so pretty with those roses ... LOVE your photos!

  14. Amazing card!! I'm just in love with that double butterfly with the rose in the center, such a delight! Beautiful frames and fabulous papers! The laces make your card so feminine and romantic!
    Tubby Tessa is delightful, so cute, and love so much also the other squirrels photos! The birdies look sooooo sweet!! Fabulous images of landscape and stunning macro!
    Here it's a bit less cold that the last days, but no one snowflake for us :D

  15. Oh my Pamellia such a romantic melt of colours cream and pink, georgeous design with the layering and embellishments. Which Die have you used for the layering pamellia if you could tell me please
    My mail is
    Fab pics once again
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  16. Another lovely post Pamellia. Its a gorgeous card and the birds and squirrels are always a delight to see.
    Yvonne xx

  17. WOW Pamellia!!! What fabulous pics...I LOVE the "northern" snow shots...beautiful!! And your do you get these shots?? Can I take some photography lessons??!! Not to forget your gorgeous art work...well my friend you really do have a natural creative talent...absolutely STUNNING work! Wishing you a most wonderful week Pamellia!
    Take care,

  18. Your card has so many lovely layers and is stunning beyond belief! Your photographs are absolutely amazing too. You are such a talented lady Pamellia. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  19. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia, love your card the papers are wonderful, all the details are amazing, beautifully designed too.
    Gorgeous photos, Kate x

  20. The Pion papers really are stunning and you have layered them up so beautifully to create this absolutely stunning card, I just adore the gorgeous butterfly and the wonderfully embossed metal label (Tim's I think). Truly gorgeous!

    You did make me smile with Tubby Tessa, it really does suit her (I wish all my fat looked as good as hers - lol!), she is just adorable, as are her friends. The female Cardinal is beautiful too and your snow shots make me so envious! Your macros are always so amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Hi Pamellia,
    another superb and stunning design today.
    Your layers are wonderful as usual.
    Grogeous flowers, and wonderful embellishments as always.
    Love those gorgeous papers used.

    As usual your photos are stunning and suberbly photographed.
    Tubby Tessa is sooooooooooooo! sweet, and your other furry friends are cute too.
    Love all the wonderful birds too especially the Cardinal.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. O....M....G....that card is incredible!! I love it Pamellia, its just so pretty!! Like you, I am desperate to see some snow but sadly, we rarely get any in Southern England so think your chances are far more likely. We have had some spectacular frosts though accompanied by freezing fog which isn't so pretty. Lkvely photographs too xx

  23. Absolutely a card to ooh and aah over! So enjoyed your photographs, too!

  24. Gorgeous shabby chic card Pamellia! I love that crackled frame!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  25. Wow, your card is shabb-tacular, Pamellia!! I absolutely love the layers!! The butterfly is so beautiful!! I love the laces and flowers!! Every detail is perfection!! And what amazing papers, too!! I love, love this my friend!! Simply spectacular!!

    The snowy shots are so beautiful!! The birds are gorgeous!! And the squirrels are so darn adorable!! Tubby Tessa is too cute!! I love the shot of the squirrel hanging onto the log!! Absolutely adorable!! I hope you have a wonderful day my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  26. Stunning photos and a fabulous card too! Love your squirrels!

  27. Stunning card Pamellia, beautiful papers and pretty design. What a fabulous photos of the snow, birds and squirrels. I have squirrels in my garden, it is lovely to watch them chasing each others on the trees and running on the fence. x

  28. Hi Pamellia, hope you are well. Love today's card so elegant and that ornate butterfly is stunning. There is a lovely fresh feel to this piece . Loving today's photos too. Hugs. Tracy x

  29. What a superb card you have again created Pamellia, love these papers, such gorgeous designs and colors, think I`ll be searching my stash for Pion papers I know I have..
    Beautiful layers and embellishments.
    Love todays photos too!
    Hugs Pam x

  30. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that medallion thingy in the middle.

  31. Yet another amazing creation Pamellia - love all your layers and the lace is breathtaking. The flower over the layered die cut butterfly is stunning.
    As ever I love your photographs (and captions) of those grorgeous squirrels.

  32. ABsolutely Gorgeous Pamellia!! The soft greens and pinks and lace are beautiful, the layers and distressing look wonderful. The butterfly flowers and little frame are the perfect embellies :) As always the pics are so cool, I really like Tubby Tessa!

  33. You have created another stunningly beautiful card Pamellia. So feminine and romantic. Just adore the texture effect on the little frame, the delicate butterfly and the gorgeous laces and ribbons tucked in between the layers. Another divine creation!!
    Once again your photos are simply amazing. Love the snowy scenes and simply can't get enough of your delightful little friends. Thank you so much for once again sharing these gorgeous little creatures with us .. simply adore them!! hugs xx

  34. Amazing card, love the layers of lace and the cobo of papers is so soft and beautiful! The photos are incredible like always, those macros are real pieces of art, love, love, love!!

  35. Stunning work of art Pamellia, the papers are delightful, the design and embellishments are awesome, exceptionally beautiful creation and wonderful pictures of nature
    lorraine x

  36. Wow, this is a seriously romantic card. All of the lace and the pretty little butterfly are so sooo gorgeous.

    Wonderful snowy shots, it looks like you had a lot of lovely walks at the weekend and managed to get some wonderful photos.

    Dionne xx

  37. Absolutely GORGEOUS, love the pink and green and all the so beautiful details. The photos of the snow, make me think of Winter, we are having it quite mildish with short spells of cold, so I can experience the snow with you. A FABULOUS post to stay and enjoy.

  38. Someone is going to cherish this card! Love all the softness you've created with the layers. Stunning pics again today. I might have to learn how to paint birds because your pics of them are amazing. One just wants to reach out and touch their fluffiness! TFS!

  39. Very nice and beautifull romantic card Pamellia!
    So much too see...I enjoy it!!!!
    Gerie xx

  40. Super gorgeous Pamellia. Sending you influenza hugs, Veerle

  41. Amazing card and photo's today Pamellia. Each one of your beautiful projects has so many lovely layers and elements in it's design I just love to look at them.

  42. Glorious as always. Beautiful colour way on your amazing card. Fabulous photos and glad to meet the new adorable squirrel ...Tubby Tessa x

  43. A stunning shabby card with breath taking close ups of the delicious details! Love the layers (as always) especially the corrugated one and that fabulous enameled frame with the rose within. Lovely laces, pearls, blossoms and delicate butterfly! All such wonderful details that add up to the most gorgeous card!

    Your photos are FABULOUS! I am loving seeing all the snow and how it glistens in the sunlight, especially in your macro shot! Always love seeing your furry and feathered friends; I think the female is even a more beautiful version of her male counterpart! We got to see some painted buntings and other amazing wildlife in Florida! And my niece gave me some photography tips! I certainly can see why you love photography so much! Sending hugs!

  44. Luscious card, Pamellia - it reminds me of the beautiful confections we used to get at a French bakery when I was growing up; I never wanted to eat them, because they were so incredible! So two thoughts: first, would you pretty-please consider some videos or step-outs or something to show how you think about putting something together? No one will come close to your actual style, but I (and I am sure others) could sure use some of your expertise! Second, your photography would make a fabulous children's book, as would the squirrel gallery..... please tuck it into your head somewhere, friend - you have so much to offer!! xxx Lynn

  45. My dear friend, I am so grateful to be here tonight! Your posts fill my heart with strength and sunshine. Your card couldn't be lovelier. The paper collections work together so beautifully and I am enamored with the way you create layers. To this day I remain mesmerized by your style. The flowers and trims are delightful and I love the layered butterfly and focal point. You are so talented and I am forever grateful! :)

    As always, your photography is stunning beyond description. You are a woman of many talents, my dear Pamellia! We are blessed to experience the art you create. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  46. Love today's card!! So beautiful. Love love love your birds and squirrels!

  47. Wow, Pamellia, I love your card! That enamel shabby frame is amazing and love how it's match your breathtakingly beautiful flower arrangement! I could stare at this beauty for hours!
    Your photography is spectacular and I love every single shot you posted here! Actually, I love all the photos you ever posted! That macro one is unbeliveably stunning! Bravo! Big hugs! Branka xx

  48. Such a fabulous vintage look to this one - ornate and opulent - definitely high Victorian! Love the blue jay and the cardinal, and the squirrels enchant me always. Fabulous macro ice too!
    Alison x

  49. Ahhhhh! This design looks like something that would be in the house of a Queen, on her vanity while she is brushing her hair and thinking about her Prince Charming. Gorgeously stunning! Opulence at its best and finest dear Bubbles! Bravo on merging the paper lines so seamlessly. Your pictures capture the essence of these magnificent creatures and are so wonderous. I second children's squirrel book! Awesome sauce idea! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc