Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pion Design - Pastel Goodness

Hello Everyone!

Today's card was inspired by a sweet and talented friend of mine Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts. If you aren't familiar with her amazing shabby creations, you should definitely check her out! I have used the Pion Design collections "Where the Roses Grow" and "The Songbird's Secret" to create my version of Lisa's card.


Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - Blooming Branches PD8407
The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409
Where the Roses Grow - Borders PD8211
Where the Roses Grow - Rose Linen PD8207

The base was cut with Spellbinders Circles Grand, the doily layers are from Cheery Lynn and so are the leaves. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the Chloe Stem is Memory Box and everything else is from my stash.

How excited am I about the upcoming release of the next Pion Design collection  Theodore and Bella, a collection dedicated to our childhood memories! So adorable, can't wait!!

A couple of shots of my walk to the other lake, back in December. Still no snow to speak of around here, just lots of rain.

For my birds today, this beautiful Blue Jay, a female Woodpecker and a female Cardinal.

"Hey, you down there! Got anything in an almond flavour? I have a refined palette!"

"Can't. Feel. My fingers!"

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can."

My macro today is a lovely frozen leaf. Love the contrast of Autumn and Winter together!

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. A stunning card that is very you Pamellia with the soft colours and beauty on every layer.

    Wonderful photographs as well and I favourite today is the Blur Jay

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. LOVE your amazing photos, they are just gorgeous. LOVE your fabulous card today, and yes lovely Lisa is also so talented, in fact you both craft in similar this gorgeous ribbon colour too.xx{aNNie}

  3. Stunning card Pamellia, love those dreamy misty colours gorgeous.
    Nice pics as well.
    Have a good week
    Jules xx

  4. Stunning card Pamellia, the colour scheme is gorgeous, (Lisa's cards are gorgeous too)
    Wonderful snowy photos, we've just had one wet snowy morning - and it was gone by lunchtime!
    Off for a catch up as I've missed so much in blogland lately.
    Avril xx

  5. Hello dear Pamellia, what a pretty card. I love the circle shape. I agree about the new papers...omgoodness how sweet they are. I have some vintage teddies myself and this release is just wonderful. I know I will be tempted..Loving those snowy photos especially the bench one. It's a lovely sunny afternoon here and we're just heading out for a walk. Take care, hugs xxx

  6. Gorgeous the little bird on the branch and the lovely soft the pom pom,pearls and flowers..just gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Hi Pamellia, stunning card, love the circular shape and the papers are gorgeous, I love the soft colours too.
    Love the birds, the Blue Jay is spectacular, and as ever the squirles are little cuties, thanks for sharing your friends with us, Kate x

  8. Awwwww... Your version of Lisa's card is AWESOME!! So sweet and delicate, just delicious!! Love the colours so fresh and spring-like and such a fabulous colour has that bow!! Love it! All the distressed papers look amazing with the doily and the supercute bird! Your cards are always masterpieces!
    Poor squirrels, they seems liking snow less then the birds... Their short legs aren't done to walk in the snowbanks! :(
    Wonderful photos as always and the black and white landscapes catch my eyes! You are really talented in photograph as in crafting!!

  9. Your card is stunning-as always! Such a lovely combination of beautiful elements and papers, all in such pretty soft shades, it's gorgeous.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend

  10. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very stunning card and your design is awesome and very beautiful.
    Love all the wonderful embellishments used, and such a great round shape too.
    Super and amazing photos as always.
    Those birds are so gorgeous and beautful colours, and your squirrel froends are such characters.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Once again, a fabulous card, Pamellia! Love taking a peek at all those amazing layers. I finally received The Songbird's Secret this week and can't wait to play with it. You have certainly provided incredible inspiration! I've been having a terrible time with teeth discomfort that is supposedly stress-related so spending time crafting is a welcome distraction! Still no snow here either but the temperatures are getting colder. Beautiful photos that you captured of the wildlife in your area. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  12. Oh my goodness, Pamellia, this is so far beyond my card!! (Thank you so much for the sweet shout-out!! :) It's absolutely amazing!! I know I sound like a broken record, but you showcase the beautiful papers perfectly!! The bird is gorgeous!! The layers are fabulous!! That pom pom trim is such a perfect touch!! This is like springtime on a card and it makes me so happy to look at it!! I love, love it my sweet friend!! It's beyond stunning!!

    What gorgeous snowy shots!! They're so peaceful and serene!! The birds are beautiful!! I low how you can see the female cardinal's red eyebrows that match her red faux-hawk :) Those squirrel shots are precious!! You always caption them perfectly!! And the contrast between autumn and winter is gorgeous in the macro!! Amazing shots as always!! I so enjoy taking a stroll through the Shire with you :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! No snow here, either, but that makes me happy!! Thank you again for the kind words!! Have a wonderful Saturday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Beautiful card and papers-love the pastel colours,lace and trim-fabulous nature pics too
    Carol x

  14. Stunning card design Pamellia, love the shape! your delicate colours are gorgeous, layers of lovelyness around a beautiful bird image.
    Fabulous photo shots again.
    Hugs Pam x

  15. Hi Pamellia,
    Sorry I haven't been around a lot lately! I have really been spending a lot f time back home with my folks due to some illnesses going on. I have been trying to make my rounds as soon as I have time so stay with me...I will be catching up again real soon!
    You card is gorgeous! I love the beautiful papers and pretty layers. Wow, your layers are so amazing! The bird image is so sweet! The soft colors are so dreamy! LOVE this my friend! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pics to! I enjoy all your pictures of your fury friends and wonderful nature shots!
    Sherrie K

  16. Oh my! This card is just divine Pamellia .. am totally blown away. Beautiful papers and a gorgeous design. The colours are so soft and lovely and you always manage to find the perfect embellishments .. simply adore your work. Thank you so much for the link to Lisa's blog. Have been over there to take a look and have become a follower .. her makes are incredible.
    I am a true fan of your photography too .. you take such incredible photos. The birds are wonderful but I really adore seeing your little squirrels .. they are so very cute and, I think I've probably said this time and again, but I really love the comments too ..such fun. hugs xx

  17. Zowie Pamellia this card is GORGEOUS!! The soft muted colors are beautiful and the scrumptious layers amazing! The bird is perfect with it! I love round too so this one counts as perfect!!The critter shots are wonderful as always and your leaf on is pretty incredible! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

  18. A gorgeous card Pamellia. So soft and romantic with lovery layers. Your photos are as allways beautiful. You capture nature so well! hugs, Marlies

  19. Breath-taking! I love those beautiful soft tones and the pom poms make me wish I could just reach out and touch this card. The bird image is so beautiful too... those new papers look gorgeous!

    Lovely shots today, how perfect is that park bench! I love the captions today, they really did make me smile and the macro shot is just superb!! Hugs, Anne xx

  20. LOVE the soft colors and that bird is Stunning! FAB layers! Also your photos are breath taking!

  21. Très jolie carte, j 'aime beaucoup!

  22. Beautiful shaped card, Pamellia! You have really taken those papers and brought them to life! I can almost hear the birdie singing his song. I love the pom pom trim that adds such a whimsical touch and your soft and delicate flower cluster with those pearl hat pins! Lovely, shabby card as always!

    Seeing your snow makes me a little sad that we will probably not get to see any again this year. The park bench is so inviting, and all of your wildlife photos are perfect! I especially look forward to your silly captions--today's laughter comes from the frozen fingers. Ha!Ha! I wonder if their paws do get really cold. Sending warm hugs your way!

  23. Beautiful card Pamellia with great layers and I'm loving these papers.
    Julie x

  24. Hi Pamellia, just trying to catch up with some of my visits as stuff has got in the way recently included the dreaded cold virus. Gorgeous photographs and an even more beautiful card. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  25. Another most beautiful card, with incredibly beautiful papers and details. LOVE it. Your photos are just so very lovely. We have the dark and rain too.

  26. Gorgeous Pamellia, love that sweet bird and the amazing and delicate layers ❤ Deb xo

  27. Oh your card is gorgeous Pamellia - love the soft colour palette a all that fabulous dimension you have achieved.
    Your birds are beautiful - as for sitting on the bench with all that snow... not for me :-)
    Love your fat little squirrels :-)

  28. Oh My! Such beautiful card and as ever your photos are amazing! Chrisx

  29. Such a soft and gentle card with those beautiful Pion papers Pamellia!! It's absolutely gorgeous! Your photos continue to really impress - they look fab! Nicola x

  30. Gorgeous card, Pamellia! I can see Lisa's inspiration in parts of your incredible garden! The featured blue bird is lovely, and your floral spray is pure magic! Delightful quips to match your furry friends' poses. The blue jay looks happily fed, and your other bird shots are amazing! Such an artist's way with that fabulous camera! Wishing you a great week! XO

  31. Couldn't we all take a cue from Lisa's wonderful designs! This is just splendid! The color combo, the pop pom fringe, that bird! WOW! Every detail is perfection. Hugs, Autumn

  32. Absolutely stunning card! And I love your photos!

  33. Hi Pamellia, hope,you are well. Love the doily layers on this beautifully uplifting, spring card. The delicate fresh colours are just that....a breath of fresh air. I adore the bird imagery. Tracy x

  34. I love pastel colors and birds. This is great!

  35. My dear friend, this is exquisite beyond description. I truly don't even know what to say! The color palette fills my heart with happiness, as do the layers of beauty. The texture, the trims, the perfectly placed papers and florals... you design so brilliantly, Pamellia. Your use of Pion papers is truly one of my favorite things about your creations. I love the way your creative heart works. :)
    As always, your photography is perfection! Your animal friends all own special places in my heart. Your scenic shots are equally majestic. Thank you for the endless inspiration. Have a beautiful day, my dear friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  36. Gorgeous make Pamellia! Love the way you layered all the beautiful papers and embellishments. Just stunning!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  37. I love this card, it has such a romantic feel, beautiful pastel calour conbination and that gorgeous bow is just stunning.

    Wonderful lakeside shots, they look like they are right out of a coffee table book.

    Dionne xx

  38. Pamellia, Your piece for Pion is so soft and beautiful, I do like the pastels!
    WoW ! Your photos,as always soar with gorgeousness! Those first two are incredible! But that macro, indeed is a stunner!
    And of course I do love the photos of your furry little friends, such delights! Do any come visit you at home anymore?

  39. Beautiful card. The colors are wonderful and soft.

  40. Super gorgeous shabby card, as always, Pamellia! All I want to do is to touch this stunningly beautiful piece af art! Love it to bits!

    Your photography is perfect and my heart is singing every time I visit your blog, my friend! I can sit and stare at your fantastic shots for hours!

    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  41. Hi Pamellia
    Gorgeous and lovely to see a different shaped card with such impact.
    Your scenic and wildlife shots are always a joy.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  42. A round card!?! Say what!!!!! That is genius and So fun. Isn't Lisa a doll and I agree about her cards. Beautiful! This card is delightful and totes wowzers and perfect for anyone. Absolute he amazeballs and those little Pom poms are so sweet. I bet Branka loves em as well. Hehe. Wonderful design dearie. Love the pics and of course the hilarious talking bubble comments. I can so see these lovely creatures saying these things. Haha! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  43. Wow Margaret, you have really bowled me over today with this wonderful case of my card (Pion Design - Vintage Roses with Video) and all of the kind words you have said! I am just smiling from ear to ear right now, you are so sweet and I am truly honoured to have been even a small part of your inspiration!! This is just stunning! I love the papers you used, the blues are wonderful with the pops of pale yellow and pink. The print on the tags is fantastic! I think the floral arrangement is just wonderful, no need for a focal image, the gorgeous flowers are the focus! Thank you once again for putting some bounce in my step this morning, you have surely brightened my day!! sending hugs and hopes that your cruise is the absolute best for you! :)

  44. Wow Margaret, you have really bowled me over today with this wonderful case of my card (Pion Design - Vintage Roses with Video) and all of the kind words you have said! I am just smiling from ear to ear right now, you are so sweet and I am truly honoured to have been even a small part of your inspiration!! This is just stunning! I love the papers you used, the blues are wonderful with the pops of pale yellow and pink. The print on the tags is fantastic! I think the floral arrangement is just wonderful, no need for a focal image, the gorgeous flowers are the focus! Thank you once again for putting some bounce in my step this morning, you have surely brightened my day!! sending hugs and hopes that your cruise is the absolute best for you! :)