Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pion Design - Songbirds and Sunshine

Hello Everyone!

In the past, I've not been a huge fan of yellow, but there's something so soft and warm about Pion Design's shade of yellow that I just can't resist! Today's card is made featuring the new collection "The Songbird's Secret".

Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - Perching Bird PD8402
The Songbird's Secret - 6x6" Perching Bird PD8502
The Songbird's Secret - Pendants PD8405
The Songbird's Secret - Marigold PD8408
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8411

The Chloe die is Memory Box, the leaves are Cheery Lynn, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the decorative pins are hand made, everything else is from my stash.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. It's been quite windy outside this week. I can see my gazebo canopy whipping all over the place, which makes me worry about my sweet little squirrels that have taken up residence in the corner folds. Poor little things!

My landscape photos today are some icy shots from my trip up north...

For my birds today, I have this beautiful female Sparrow all puffed up in an effort to stay warm...

My token male Cardinal shot. I was only a few yards away from him and he didn't seem to mind!

A sweet little Red Breasted Nuthatch grabbing some lunch from my hand...

I don't see the ducks here any more, but I caught a pic of this fellow the day I walked over to the other lake...

"You're just going to stand there and watch me eat, aren't you! Silly human!"

This is one of the twins. Can't tell them apart, we named them Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. lol

"Yeah yeah, I'm cute, whatever. 
Just keep the peanuts coming, I'm a snowball with ears over here"

"OMG, the buffet is so busy! Not big on crowds, think I'll wait up here 'til the dinner rush is over."

For my macro today, a pine branch and new pine cone buds completely encased in ice!

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. Sorry been mia but loving your beautiful soft yellow creation full of glorious feminine layers and great to see your wildlife shots again, the clarity and sharpness is amazing. Hope all is well with you xxx

  2. Yellow is my 2nd fave colour to blue Pamellia....your card is beautiful...lots of yummy layers and sweet birds. Perfect. Great photos of your furry friends at home and up North in that beautiful but freezing world. Take care my friend. Hugs xxx

  3. Lovely new creation, the touch of yelow id good, makes it sunny. Great photo, too, love your squirrel's expressions. Brr, it looks very cold up north! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  4. The card is so beautiful and I love delicate colours of the papers and the bird image.

    Amazing photographs as always and I hope the squirrels stay safe in their corners.

    The macro today is one of your best yet--I keep going back to have another look

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Your card is absolutely beautiful nd so inspirational. Love the added butterflies! Gosh your photography is outstanding. I love the picture of the bird eating from your hand. Amazing that they are so tame. hugs Mrs A.

  6. A beautiful card with a lovely air of spring, love the soft yellows and that sweet little bird's nest!
    Your photos, as always, are a real pleasure to look at I especially love the wildlife ones, it's fascinating how different each of the squirrels look, well except the twins of course:))

  7. What a pretty, spring card, Pamellia! Love the papers--I just got them but haven't cut into them yet. How fun it must be to have the birds and squirrels eating out of your hand!

  8. Beautiful colours in this creation Pamellia, love the yellows and you sure have a way of adding beautiful textures and little things like the bird's nest...lovely design.xx{aNNie}

  9. What a gorgeous card Pamellia! Love the gorgeous design and wonderful choice of embellishments.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. Stunning card .. so soft and warm and sunny!! Love the delicious layers, the lace, the flowers, the sweet little nest with the pearls .. everything is just a total delight to the eyes!! So beautiful!!
    Your landscape and macro shots are wonderful as always Pamellia and my fave wildlife photo today is Patricia .. she looks quite wary but so very cute. Thank you so much once again for sharing .. hugs xx

  11. Gorgeous card Pamellia, the papers are so pretty and your design and embellishments are fabulous, especially that little bird's nest, love it.
    Wonderful photos as ever, Kate x

  12. Hi Pamellia! Fabulous shabby card with this yellow, fab papers and such a delight this cute little nest with pearls for the eggs!!So charming! The bird looks very pretty and love the Chloe stems with pearls and the vintage gage! Wonderful design, your cards are always amazing and so elegant!
    I'm worried for your squirrels that leave in the gazebo canopy. Hope that now all it's ok and that they haven't had damages!!! I have my fingers crossed for them!!
    Amazing photos of birds and squirrels, Patricia and Karen always make me smile, so cute and sweet, and this one of the twins is a supercute guy!! :) Hope that spring will arrive early...
    Hugs, here there is rain and cold (but no one snowflake)!

  13. Beautiful! I especially love the little nest. Fantastic photos too, as always!

  14. Beautiful Pamellia.I actually adore yellow but never seen to use a lot..probably as I have I love this soft feminine card with the little nest and pearl eggs...gorgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! You may not use yellow often, but you use it perfectly!! This is so sweet and sunny...a happy card!! Each detail is amazing!! I love the touches of lace and the gorgeous flowers and the butterflies fluttering about!! I just keep scrolling back up to admire this...truly spectacular!! I love, love it!!

    I hope the squirrels that live in the canopy are okay :/ The icy shots are so gorgeous!! I love looking at snow and ice, as long as I don't have to live in it ;) The close-up shots of the birds are amazing!! I want one to eat out of my hand!! Crazy Karen and Patricia and Ben/Matt are so adorable!! I truly just want to hug them :) The pine cone buds encased in ice is a stunning shot!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, my dear friend!! Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. Oh Pamellia! I have scrolled through this twice already but will be going back to look at those gorgeous birds again! Your yellow masterpiece is so gorgeous and great to remind us that Spring is surely around the corner, although that snow looks c-o-l-d! We may well see snow here this weekend! Fabulous macro shot! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. Hi Pamellia,
    as usual your card is very stunning abd superbly created.
    I love everything about this soft shade of lemon and your superb design.
    The nest is pure genius too.
    As usual wondrful and stunning photos of your furry and feathery friends.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Gorgeous card with so many pretty details Pamellia. Hugs Veerle

  19. Those are gorgeous shades of yellow Pamela, more buttermilk and sherbet lemon!! I have a theory about your fabulous wildlife shots. They see you coming with your camera and......strike a pose!!!! Anything for a nut or two!! xx

    1. HAHA, that does seem sort of true sometimes! lol. Thanks Sarah.

  20. YOur cards are always so perfect Pamelia..I had been missing from blogland and missed your creations!!!
    Dr Sonia

  21. Love this gorgeous creation Pamellia, not a fan of yellow either, but this shade is more lemon to me! it is a beautiful shade, love the layers and details..
    Wonderful photos of your feathered and furry friends with a few scene shots.
    Pam x

  22. A gorgeous card, the shades of lemon look so delicate on these papers.
    Wonderful photos, the squirrels are adorable, with the snow on there little faces and fur.
    Thank you for leaving your kind message the other day, it meant a lot to me.
    Yvonne xx

  23. I tend to steer away from yellow too, but it of course looks beautiful in your hands - soft sunshine evoking for sure on your gorgeous card. Terrific pics! Nicola x

  24. I really like yellow cards, they remind me of sunshine and warm sunny afternoons. This one is simply gorgeous, with your beautiful birds nest and lovely flowers it reminds me of spring and new beginnings. All of the whispy bits give it a very romantic look.

    Wonderful wintery shots, I love the way you have shot up through your macro shot and have the blue sky behind, it looks incredible.

    Dionne xx

  25. Beautiful beautiful card Pamellia - love that beautiful shade of yellow too.
    Your photos are as ever beautiful - the photo of the iced pine cones (now that sounds like dish of some sort) is exquisite.

  26. I totally agree with you on that yellow, your beautiful card makes me long for Spring even more.... All the photos have the complete wow factore once more, stunning and moving!!

  27. Oh your card is adorable... I just love those colours, such a gentle shade of yellow ... Amazing photography once again ... You know I love seeing those sweet faces

  28. I agree with you that the soft, delicate, lemon palette in this collection is very pleasing to the eye and you have enhanced it's beauty with your wonderfully designed card.

  29. I LOVE yellow, such a happy colour to me, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS , but then what card of yours isn't?, love the little bird and nest addition. and all the flowers and so very beautiful details.

    Your bird photos are just incredible, wish I could take them so clear and bright AND have them feed from my hand too, just fabulous oh! yes and so is the macro amazing.
    Hope all is well with you

  30. Pamellia, this card is sunshine in paper for me on this stormy morning! As always, you've made a gorgeous design and picked just the perfect embellishments! Love that sweet little nest and 'eggs', your hand made pins and the lacy bits! Your flowing blossoms look amazing, and I'm just sighing with the beauty of it all!

    As always, I'm thrilled to see your photography, with your landscape shots being most spectacular! Karen, Matt/Ben, and Patricia are just snugglebuns! And of course, I adore the shot of the nut hatch eating from your hand! Amazing! I have a couple of house wrens already starting to look for a good place to nest in my garage! Spring can't be far off! Sending warm hugs to you, my friend!

  31. Your photos absolutely mesmerize me Pamellia!
    I can't believe you have the Nuthatch eating from your hand, well, yes I can, i saw the photo! Don't you love their sounds they make? We have several at our feeder and they remind me of little robots the way they work their way down to the feed!
    Your posts always make me smile and bring joy to my heart,s did your comments on my post, thank you dear friend <3
    love & hugs,Jackie ")

  32. This card is a bit different - or so it seems to me - pattern wise. I like the way you left space at the top and bottom and ran the flowers in a little dance pattern across the middle sideways like! Don't you love my proper card design language - ehehheheh - but maybe you get my meaning! Anyway - it just seems more gentle and sweet and open. It's lovely.

    And of course, your babies are so precious. That sparrow is so amazing to see all puffed up with it's feather hanging over the branch to assure no cold air gets in that way either!! And I don't know why but Patricia always makes me smile - well - they all do but she is so shy but nosey. Like the neighbor behind the curtain - across the street!!!!

    Thanks bunches for the delightful post Pamellia. Thinking of you. Oh and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY too!! Xj.

  33. Gorgeous card as we would expect Lol! The photographs are brilliant too. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  34. Whenever I see yellow, I think of Spring and daffodils..., so your card makes me feel a little brighter today - we even had a bit of sunshine today so that's an extra bonus! Your card is exquisite with the wonderful layering and I just love that little bird nest with the eggs! Gorgeous shots today, the Cardinal looks so beautiful and your macro today is amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  35. Oh love this card hun, stunning design and love these papers, fabby photo's again,
    hugs Liz xx ps did you see my e-mail? lol xx

  36. Beautiful card love the soft yellow and greens sure makes me want to think spring . Amazing photos especially the macro one .

  37. Beautiful card Pamellia, I love how you did the little nest.
    Your pictures are stunning, that macro of the pine cone is pin sharp... and the bird ate from your hand, wow!

    Anne x

  38. Your card is beautiful with the patches of yellow Pamellia - and your photos are just incredible! Julia xx

  39. This card lightens up the heart! Wonderful made and just AMAZING photos Pamellia!
    oxo Susi

  40. Gorgeous card. I understand what you mean about yellow but this is just beautiful.

  41. Pamellia, this is gorgeous. I've found that Pion makes every color beautiful and inspiring... and what joy that has brought to my crafting! This is without question my favorite yellow card I have ever seen. The sunshine is soft and sweet, with your stunning detailing woven throughout. The design is perfection, inspiring in every way. And oh goodness, this set of animal photography may be my favorite collection you've shared. They are spectacular... it truly leaves me at a loss for words. Exquisite work, in the crafty room and outside, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  42. Oh my, Pamellia, I am keep exploring all the stunning details of this spectacular card! Can't take my eyes of it and it's definitely my new favourite of yours! So soft, so delicate and so super gorgeous!

    You huge talent has no limits, my friend! That macro shot has stolen my heart! Crazy Karen is so cute and I love your captions! You made my day, again!

    Thinking of you and sending big hugs! Branka xx

  43. Hi Pamellia
    It's a lovely pastel shade so works so beautifully with your designs.
    Having to play referee with our bird visitors as the Mistle Thrushes are swooping in and frightening everything else.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  44. Fabulous card I very rarely use yellow but the shade you used is beautiful and love all the embellishments
    Carol x

  45. I agree with you on the yellow but any time you do use it everything turns out beautiful and splendid. You are a day of sunshine yourself dearie. That little nest is perfectly placed and all of your layers are gobsmackingly awesome sauce! So glad to see Crazy Karen and all of the babies. Your macro is splendid! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc