Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pion Design - A Banner Day

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today I am playing mix and match with the new Pion Design collection "Theodore & Bella", and a few of my other favourite collections as well. I love to coordinate the colours and patterns together to get a brand new look! You would never know that this card has Christmas paper in it, that's how versatile the collections are!

Click on any thumbnail to view the entire Pion Design collection:


Pion products:

Theodore & Bella - Sweet Dreams PD86
Theodore & Bella - Together PD86
Theodore & Bella - Mister Fox & Friends PD86
Theodore & Bella - Images From the Past PD1625
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8410
Greetings From the North Pole - Midwinter Night PD7601
Pion Design Palette - Pion Green I PD6107

I've had some questions regarding our strange late season snowfall, so I thought I would clarify for those of you non-Canadians. This sort of weather is actually the norm for us here. We would usually get snow well into April and even see some snowflakes falling in May. Last year and this year have been the exception, the mild weather and lack of snow are not how we usually spend the winter season. I'm hoping this is not a sign of winters to come, our plant and wildlife are suffering dearly.

That being said, I am enjoying this last round of snowy days. How about this yellow tree I found!!

For my birds today I have this female Sparrow in the snow...

A Blue Jay taking flight...

... and my token Cardinal shot, a female beauty!

♫♫ "Found a peanut. Found a peanut. Found a peeeanut laaast night." ♫♫
♫♫ "Laaast night I found a... wait, there's another one!"

"Noooooo! It's too late for this snow, I've already started moulting! Darn you Mother Nature!"
~Busty Bertha~

"Listen human, I come from a long line of stare-down champions, so you don't intimidate me at all!"
~The Cute Twin~

For my macro today, a close up of the fun yellow tree I found...

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. I will never tire of those cute bears Pamellia and the sentiment is SOOOOOO me!! More like dirty hands in my case though!! A other truly beautiful creation. Lovely photographs again, I am enjoying a Snowy winter through your eyes xx

  2. A stunning card yet again and it is great that you mix and match the different sets.

    Beautiful photographs of friends and foliage. Love the macro with the yellow tree.

    Hope your weekend is going well

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. I love the way you mix and match your papers hun, stunning design again too,so shabby, fabulous photo's!!! we have rain, rain, rain and yes you guessed it rain, so the birds are hiding lol
    Hugs Liz xx

  4. Wonderful card, and I LOVE that quote, so true. Fantastic photos, it still looks very cold over there. Hugs, Valerie

  5. What a gorgeous card and quote true it is. Keep looks freezing at yours...brrr. Keep those peanuts in good supply! Hugs xxx

  6. Such a heartwarming card Pamellia. Love the colors and such a nice sentiment.
    Your patience and mastery of fussy cutting is quite amazing.

    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. Such beautiful bf shades and I love the layers you so effortlessly add
    Dr Sonia

  8. Another gorgeous card Pamellia with lovely soft colours and pretty.Fabulous photos too..I think the seasons all over the world are changing..our Summer took forever to get here and the leaves are turning already for Autumn.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Hi Pamellia,
    oh how gorgeous is this, and no you would never know you had used C paper.
    I always love everyting you create as it always so superb and lovely.
    Yes you are right about snow that was how I imagined Canada to be.
    I watched a program on Yellow SStone Park and they get snow sometimes up to June imagine that.
    I sometimes think we are lucky where we live, but your scenery is stunning for what I have seen of it, but then I suppose we all have some wonderful scenery too where ever we may live.
    Scotland has some amazing scenery that I have ever encountered, and the air is os clean compaired to the South of England.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Beautiful card! I think that tree might be some sort of witch hazel, not sure. They are supposed to be fragrant if it is warmer.

  11. Wow!! Absolutely stunning card, Pamellia!! You would never know there are Christmas papers in there!! The layers are amazing!! I love the sweet bear with the balloons and the banner!! The way you highlighted the beautiful sentiment is fabulous!! Gorgeous card, my friend!! I love, love it!!

    That yellow tree is so beautiful!! And that is one greedy Blue Jay...he's got, what three peanuts in there??!! Love the adorable shots of Busty Bertha and The Cute Twin!! I hope you have a great weekend, my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. No, I have never think that here there were Christmas papers! :) You are magical! Fab card, so sweet and cute! The sentiment as focal point looks gorgous! Love the adorable banners and the bear with balloons!
    The photo of that Blue Jay taking fligh is just wonderful, I can see his eye looking at you! :) And such fun squirrels, the "one of the twins" makes me laught reading your words! He seem really ready to the struggle! LOL.
    Poor Busty Bertha that has already started moulting... Beautiful shots of that yellow tree, it's very pretty with the white of the snow!

  13. Oh I love that little bear with the balloons, he is just the cutest! That sentiment is new to me but it is brilliant. Another absolutely stunning card Pamellia!

    The yellow tree is gorgeous, I don't know what it is but it is so pretty with the snow on it - love your macro. The birds and squirrels are, as ever, beautiful. I hope the snow goes soon so that Busty Bertha doesn't get too cold!! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Hi Pamellia, beautiful card, I love the sentiment and the papers are gorgeous, beautifully designed and embellished as ever.
    Beautiful photos once again, never tire of looking at them, Kate x

  15. Its a wonderful quote you used on your gorgeous card today and the little bear is so sweet.
    Its a shame the furry friends started loosing their winter coats, lets hope the cold stops them from loosing more.
    Yvonne xx

  16. Oh My! This is sooo beautiful and I love that quote! The weather differences these days are certainly giving a different view of wildlife and plants! We have seen very early lambs in the fields and plants that don't normally flower until much later in the year! Your cuties look so beautiful and I love your macro shot! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. You never cease to amaze me with the layers of gorgeous papers and wonderful designs of your cards Pamellia, the cute teddy and pretty banner really drew me in. I can't imagine seeing so much snow for such great lengths of time of the year but your photos really are gorgeous, the Blue Jay in flight is stunning xxx

  18. What a lovely sentiment! It looks fabulous framed by your beautiful design with the layers of fabulous dp. The flowers and lace are gorgeous, love the little bear with the balloons!

  19. A beautiful sentiment for an even more beautiful card, I always love all your layers and colours and the gorgeous detail you add to make them even more special, love the photos. We've had a mild Winter too, but wet! :( although the garden is Springing into life and starting to look wonderful.

  20. Wonderful card !
    Beautiful details I love It .
    Lovely foto's
    Greetings Doris

  21. What a beautifully sweet card, Pamellia! The furry friends photos are so precious. Your blog is always such a joy to visit!

  22. What a sweet and lovely card! I'm a sucker for banners and balloons and I adore green - This definitely ticks all my boxes and I love it! Stunning photography! I just love seeing these!

  23. Wonderful layers on your card - and a great mixture of papers. Again, I'm blown away by the photographs... I'd love to come and meet your squirrels!
    Alison x

  24. Hehhehe - what a great quote and LOVELY card. My feet are usually dirty and my hair messy but my eyes are probably more tired that sparkly at the end of the day!!

    Once again - I think this card is super for a lot of occasions - even an older person would love this!! The colors are so elegant - it's just has a "high end" look about it.

    Of course, your photos are WONDERFUL Pamellia and they always make my day (hubbies too)! Xj.

  25. Beautiful card, Pamellia - gorgeous soft blue tones to bring out just enough "tom-boy-ish-ness" to go with the feminine quality of the card AND that fun sentiment! It's so pretty! Those little balloons almost look transparent, don't they? Darling card, in a pretty setting! I like those kind of unexpected, fun elements in a creation!

    Beautiful photos, and it's always a pleasure to see your critter friends enjoying the rewards of their Pamellia-provided feast.


  26. Oh I adore that floating teddy! He's the best yet! What a gorgeous design. I love the pennant banner. <3 Hugs, Autumn

  27. Thank you for the feedback on Canadian weather patterns, it is true, you really do get a lot of snow as a rule.

    Fabulous card, great colours and lovely sentiment but the teddy is the best element of course. So many layers and lovely flowers as well.

    All of the nature shots are lovely but I think the one of Busty Bertha is so sweet.

    Dionne xx

  28. Omgosh! that baby wiping his eyes is the absolute cutest ever!!!

  29. Oh, dear, I almost missed this one! Pamellia, sorry I've not been around. I took a week off with the flu, and I'm making a slow return to get caught up in blogland...what a pleasure to spend my time here at your blog this morning! This child's card is so adorable, and I swear I'd never have thought I HAVE to have that collection, but I do! the teddy, the balloons! the banner! Squealing! What a lovely card you've made!

    Love the photos! Busty Bertha! Bless her heart! What a fabulous shot of her! All your photography leaves me gasping! Hope you have warm skies ahead! Hugs!

  30. What! Christmas paper!?! Amazeballs! How ever do you think of these wonderful details you add to these awesome sauce designs!?! Beautifully magnificent and I am still gobsmacked about the Christmas papers. Love the pics you shared today! Bertha is a hoot! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc