Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pion Design - Spread Your Wings

Hello Everyone!

I'm back with another card featuring the new Pion Design collection "The Songbird's Secret". In keeping with my goal for 2017, I have also used up some bits from the Christmas collection "Greetings From the North Pole". I love the contrast between the rich browns and the soft pastels!


Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - 6x6" Nesting Birds PD8501
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409
The Songbird's Secret - Tags PD8501
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8410
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603

It's been very mild these last few days. I've had the windows open most of them, certainly not weather I would expect for Canada in January. For my landscape photos today, I thought I would share a couple of sunrise pics from my visit up North.

I hope everyone will join me today in celebrating SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY!!

Grab a few veggies, fruit pieces and/or tree nuts and help a squirrel or two have an easy day today. Sure, they may survive without your help, but maybe just for today, they don't have to fight and struggle to do so. They deserve it.

"OK, I got what I needed from you lady, you can go away now!"

"Oh no, am I too late? Please please tell me the buffet is still open!" 

I am very thrilled to share some news with you today. On the encouragement of my dear friend Sara Emily, I submitted a few photographs to the Birds and Blooms magazine, and they published this photo of Mr Chubb in their on line gallery!! What an honour! Thanks for believing in me Sara!! ❤❤

My dear sweet KAREN says hello to you all on this fine day. She is my bright light and always makes me smile with her funny antics.

"That's right, I have a pistachio nut! I earned it! I had to hang upside down on my human's screen door and peer inside to get this baby!"

"Oh, you're still here, crap!"

"Is is just me, or is this the best hiding spot EVER!"

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!!


  1. Brilliant news! I'm not in the least surprised though ... You are an amazing photographer! I love seeing your hots. And your card is divine! I love how that dark brown contrasts with the soft blue and green... You certainly have an eye for design and photography and it comes from your sweet heart. Enjoy your weekend...

  2. That's brilliant - congrats! Love the card an the gorgeous colours. Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh, well done Pamellia! Not at all surprised that they published your photo, your wildlife shots are always gorgeous!
    Beautiful card once again! The papers are lovely and, as always, such a wonderful design.
    Enjoy the mild weather, hope you have a great weekend.

  4. What a gorgeous spring card Pamellia! Love the design and those papers sure do look pretty :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. Another beauty pamellia. Soft and gentle green blues which I love, sweet image and layering.
    Fab pics again.
    I have corrected my blog now must have pushed the wrong button. Thank you for letting me know
    Have a good weekend
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  6. What a beautifully soft card, Pamellia! Love the papers and the floral/bow cluster. Congrats on having your photo selected. I think all your photos are worthy to be featured!

  7. I'm in love with these songbird secrets papers!!! So sweet images and delightful pastel colours! You have used them so well and this card makes me blowing up! Love the nest on the top and the striking dark mats on the layers, and the rustic string across them! Fabulous flowers and little details! Those blue birds on the paper are so pretty!
    I'm enjoying all your photos! The landscape sunrises are just wonderful!
    I would love celebrating SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY, but here there aren't squirrels!! :D But everyday I feed some rescue cats that leave on street and some free birds, too. I hope it's enought :)
    Love all your squirrels photographs and I'm very glad that your wonderful Mr Chubb has been appreciated by the magazine and the photo has been published even if he isn't a bird or a bloom :D!! Yay!!! Very well done, squirrel's lady!! You are always amazing!! Very well deserved honour!!

  8. Amazing card and a great mix of the beautiful papers and images.

    Your photographs are always amazing and well worth recognition. Hope to see many more of them and your beautiful furry friends

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. I've said before that your photography skills are worthy of publication so congratulations, a very well deserved honour and you have every right to feel proud.
    Today's card is a delight to behold, the softly patterned papers and your beautiful creativity have produce another feast for our eyes.

  10. Hi Pamellia,
    I can not wait for the lovely songbird paper here in the shops...we always walk behind, hihi. Your card is amazing again and give me spring feelings! The snow is melting I see. And your photo's in a Congratulations!!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xx Gerie

  11. Your pieces are beautiful!
    I have never seen a black squirrel.
    Really enjoyed the pics of them:)

  12. I would appreciate a Squirrel every day if we had them over here, but we haven't so I will appreciate the photos of your furry friends and congratulations on your submisson.,Your card is beautiful Pamellia as always...gorgeous papers,layers and design..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Hi Pamellia,
    oh how gorgeous is that card.
    The papers as usual are so beautiful and lovely.
    I love your wonderful and stunning design, and every element used to create this ace of a card..
    Now to your photos of your lovely furry friends, and the Sunrises.
    They are as usual superb, and your sayings from them is just what you would think they are saying as you are feeding them.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Ankther beautiful work of art Pamellia, such beautiful colours and the ribbon is scrummy. I am not in the least surprised that one of your photographs finally got the recognition they deserve as they are always wonderful and the captions are always so perfect!! xx

  15. well deserved your photography is is your card today. Loving the beautiful photos and your fun captions

  16. Congratulations Pamellia on getting your photo published, and well deserved too, today's photos are fantastic, such sweet little faces.
    Stunning card with so much detail to look at, gorgeous papers and embellishments too, Kate x

  17. Wow, your card is absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! Those papers are so amazing!! You truly do showcase them so perfectly!! I love the images and the gorgeous ribbon!! The layers are fabulous!! I love how you wrapped the twine, too!! Simply magnificent and pin-worthy my dear friend!! I love, love it!!

    Humongous congrats on being published!! So deserved!! All of your photos should be published!! And Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!! I just love all of these shots!! They are too cute!! As are your perfect captions :) The sunrise pics are stunning!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy weekend!! It's 65 here today...springtime weather!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. First of all your card is gorgeous, the new papers are fabulous.
    Huge congratulations on getting your wonderful photography published, you really should submit more of them. Happy Squirrels Day, the ones you share with us here always look so well fed and happy to be around their human.
    I always love reading how you introduce them with a special little quote,
    Yvonne xx

  19. Congratulation on being published Pamellia, you really deserve it.
    Another gorgeous card, my favorite green color! looks beautiful with these brown shades, gorgeous layers and details.
    Hugs Pam x

  20. Oh my word, a stunning card! Love the use of brown and that brown twine! Wow! Your squirrel pics are so good and they're so funny/cute. Huge congrats on being published!! A well deserved honor! Love the sunrise pics. I've saved them. Don't be surprised if I post a painting of one of them someday. Hugs

  21. What a beautiful card Pamellia - love the contrast between the brown and the pastels too.
    Congrats on being published - a well deserved recognition!! That is one fabulous shot of Mt Chubb.
    You Photos are a joy to see, as ever. You are so gifted with the camera, and your captions :-)

  22. Like you I love the combination of the brown with those pastel tones, that brown twine is such a cool addition too, a stunning card and I think you know how much I admire your amazing photgraphs!! The squirrels are imply adorable and those sunrises, - wow!!

  23. Absolutely gorgeous card Pamellia! I love the papers and the lovely romantic design! Beautiful made. As allways your nature photos look fantastic too! hugs, Marlies

  24. WOW congrats, I can see why your photo was published and what beautiful creatures of nature you have captured.
    Beautiful stunning layered card and I love your colour combo as always you inspire.xx{aNNie}

  25. Wow Pamelia what an amazing card love all the layers

    Your photos are stunning many congrats on getting published so rightly deserved

    A beautiful post from start to finish

    Hilda xx

  26. Beautiful combination of colours, half hidden details and the little butterfly has just landed. The flower and ribbon SO VERY a beautiful card Pamellia.

    I am thrilled to hear and see that you have been published, looks like you could have a start in publishing your work. I hope you are on the lookout now for others that will be THRILLED to have your work in their magazines. Good luck.

  27. Beautiful Song Bird card Pamellia. Reminds me that it won't be long before we have to clean out and ready our 65 blue bird houses!!!

    So proud that you had that fabulous photo published... I predict there will be lots more to come... in fact, you could publish a book you have so many gloriously amazing photos. One of these days, I'm going to paint on of them too!!!

    The picture with the peanut across the mouth made me laugh out loud - so cute!!! And yes - that is a great hiding place - what a great photo - black on black!! Xj.

  28. Congratulations, Pameillia!! Well deserved to say the least! I love all of your photography, but you skill in capturing wildlife is spectacular..... as is your ability to see the stunning potential of these beautiful papers! I've tried channeling my inner Pamellia a few times, but it always looks like a hot mess, lol! xxx Lynn

  29. A great card Pamellia, the dark brown contrast works so well with the gentle pastel colours. Well done re the photo publication, that's really awesome news and happy Squirrel appreciation day! Hugs xxx

  30. A gorgeous card Pamellia, beautiful papers and lots of fabulous details and your trademark bow is so pretty - it would be nice if you would do a video on YouTube on how you create these (unless you already have and I have missed it).

  31. Your card is stunning, the papers are stunning, the design is stunning, just love everything about this gorgeous card!

    The buffet is open furry friend is adorable. Huge congratulations on having Mr Chubb published on line! Wow, what a fantastic achievement Pamellia. So thrilled for you!! Hugs, Anne xx

  32. A most pretty card Pamellia and of course you are right, the contrast between the light papers and the chocolate brown works beautifully. Love the magical light in the first two shots. Nicola x

  33. Oh my gosh, congrats Pamellia on the publication of your photo of dear Mr Chubb! That is so awesome~ Your photography is amazing and so glad you sent it in!!!!!! Congrats!
    Your card is beautiful! Fantastic paper collection and will have to add that to my wish list! LOVE all the fun layers..always packed with goodness! Stunning as always!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  34. Wow!! I am so pleased for you that your photo was published .. that is awesome .. congratulations Pamellia!! Your photos are always amazing and this was certainly well deserved .. wonderful!!
    Your card is divine!! Love that paper collection .. the colours and images are just gorgeous and you certainly have the knack to present them at their best!! Such a lovely design and such fabulous layers. Awesome card!! hugs xx

  35. Wow, that is gorgeous! Love the chocolate brown as the base colour. Lift and enriches the design! Gorgeous papers and beautiful design. Love the sweet squirrel pics too! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  36. Beautiful card in my favorite colors. And those squirrel pictures were fun too!

  37. What a beautiful card, it is so full of spring and new life and the chocolate brown works so well with the baby blue.

    Congratulations of getting another of your photographs featured, so very well done. I am convinced that many of your photographs are good enough for a calendar. Keep sending them into the editors.

    Dionne xx

  38. Great news about Birds and Blooms! I love that magazine. I'll have to check it out online. Your photos are very worthy of publication. Have a great week. Cecilia

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia, it sure was a surprise to me since they are a birds and flowers magazine! Thanks again, have a wonderful week! hugs :)

  39. Yippee, Pamellia! I knew your photography would be a shoe-in! Congratulations on having Mr. Chubb's fabulous portrait published!Now, I am looking forward to seeing your other work in print in the magazine. And of course, I believe in YOU! (Thank you for making my day with your shout out!)

    Another fabulous card, so fresh and spring like! I love the contrast of your layers and that bit of brown twine that ties it all together! Just gorgeous and in some more of my favorite colors! Now I'm off to see your photography in the gallery! Yippee! Sending big happy hugs for you!

  40. Oh, dear! I was so excited I forgot to tell you that all of your photography looks fantastic, and my eye is really drawn to those snowy landscape shots! Brrr!

  41. Oh, I love your cards and I love your photography, Pamellia! You are so super talented in everything you do, my friend!
    Your card is absolutely stunning and a combination of light green, soft blue and brown is fabulous! A pure perfection!
    Well, my friend, I am certainly not surprised your photography has been published because it was just the matter of time! Congratulations to you and to Mr. Chubb, your fantastic photo model! I am so excited and so happy for you!
    Thank you so much for another exquisite set of your wildlife photography!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  42. Another fabulous card and wonderful photos.
    Congratulations on the picture publication, so well deserved.
    Avril xx

  43. This card is my new fave of yours. The soft colors with the brown make my heart go pitter patter. Such a lovely combo of papers and elements and interest. The way the papers are laid create a feast for the eyes. Stupendous dear Bubbles! So very thrilled and happy about your feature in their online gallery! Your pictures capture the fun and mischievous nature of these babies. Round of applause to you! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc