Saturday, April 1, 2017

Swan Lake Birthday

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card made from the newest Pion Design collection "My Dearest Sofia". I just love the soft blue tones in this collection, they would work for any occasion, but I thought of a warm day by the water and a lovely swan swimming gracefully by.

My Dearest Sofia - Cherry Linens PD8805
My Dearest Sofia - Loving PD8808
My Dearest Sofia - Devoted PD8811
My Dearest Sofia - Lovely Things PD8802
My Dearest Sofia - Borders PD8810

Well the weather certainly has been a bit bipolar around here this week. We've had snow, freezing rain, regular rain, hail and even a warm sunny day! What the deuce! So my photos are bit all over the place as well. Happy weekend everyone!!

For my birds today, this sweet little Chickadee...

a stunning Seagull...

and a beautiful Blue Jay...

"Tee hee, how smart am I! I knew if I hid back here that she would fill up the bowl eventually!"

This is my sweet little friend Patty Cake. She is extra tiny and is very shy around me. It's hard to get a good picture of her, she's usually hiding behind a stump or a tree. She's named after Patricia, who sadly lost her life during a tree culling this winter.

I think we could all use one last picture of Mr Chubb covered in snow. I'm sure he won't miss it, judging by the look on his face!

"Ummmmm, I came up here for some privacy lady. Are you seriously still aiming that camera at me!" 
~Crazy Karen~

And for my macro today, some of that freezing rain I mentioned earlier...

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, love the swan - there was one swimming along the Rhine yesterday, always a lovely sight. Great photos, hope the cold weather soon leaves you, hugs, Valerie

  2. So very beautiful Pamellia..the soft blues,lace and flowers and that gorgeous romantic and feminine..I love it.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Another stunning card with the beautiful stand out swan. The texture on that is amazing.

    Beautiful photos of your creature friends as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. What a gorgeous card Pamellia - love the soft colours and the layers and lace.
    Your wildlife photos are, as ever, stunning. Your macro is fabulous!

  5. I know where you take inspiration! :D LOL Delicious card! Great design and such awesome idea a swan theme! Love that sweet swan and the fabulous papers!! The white bubbles and leaves diecuts look amazing and such lovely ribbon and bow!! Love the gorgous touch of pearls!! This is the sweetest card!!
    On wildlife: I'm so sorry for Patricia :(
    Maria is sooooo cute and fun, she makes me smile so much! Adorable little birds and theseagull is really stunning! Patty Cake is really a tiny cutie! :) and Mr Chubb surely HATE snow... such a hungry face! :) LOL! Stunning photo of Crazy Karen and macro!!
    I wish you a fab weekend! Hugs!

  6. Absolutely stunning card and so peaceful... Great Macro shot!

  7. What a beautiful card Pamellia, so elegant and graceful like the swan. Gosh your weather really is all over the place, great photos as always. Have a good weekend and sending hugs as always xxx

  8. Beautiful card Pamellia, those wonderful soft colours and the lovely swan give it such an air of peace and tranquility.
    Weather here a bit more settled than yours...another beautiful spring day with plenty of sunshine! Don't envy you the snow and freezing rain! Hope it improves soon!

  9. Oh, I love your card, Pamellia, with all those wonderful layers! The swan is beautiful. I love the cluster of circle die peeking from behind. Your furry friend photos always make my day! I may be a bit partial to little Patty! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Beautiful card Pamellia! Love this new collection from Pion, just gorgeous and you used it so nicely in your make.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  11. Beautiful in the cream and mint green Pamellia - that swan is just lovely! Julia xx

  12. Hi Pamellia, stunning card, I love the soft shades of colour and the papers are gorgeous, your embellishments are always so beautiful.
    Our swans are back again making their nest in the university campus pond. Last year they had eight cygnets and managed to keep them all, I took photos over their growing up, I'm hoping mum and dad will be as succesful this year again.
    I love that little chickadee, Kate x

  13. Oh wow, Pamellia, what a stunning card!! It's so dreamy and beautiful!! I absolutely adore the swan as the focal point!! The papers are gorgeous!! I love the dies you used and the flowers look amazing!! This is so spectacular!! I could look at it all day!! Love, love, love!!

    That seagull picture is amazing!! And your squirrel babies are so sweet!! Patty Cake is adorable :) That look on Maria's face is priceless!! And poor Mr. Chubb with his snow-covered nose!! Those are some claws on Crazy Karen!! What a stunning macro, too!! Happy April 1st, my sweet friend!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Love, love, love your card, the papers are beautiful and the swan is amazing, it looks so dimensional and the little circles are so lovely!

    Patty Cake is just so cute and of course it is always lovely to see Mr Chubb! Sadly we don't have any swans on the pond next to us but the Canada Geese have moved in to start their new families - I love them, just wish they didn't start honking at 4:00 am! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Another amazing bit of Pamelliaesque the delicate colour with the white accents...beautiful xx

  16. Gorgeous colours on this beautiful paper you have used today Pamellia, one of my favorite colours, your layering with pretty lace and delicate die cuts is beautiful.
    Fabulous photos again.
    Hugs Pam x

  17. Ooohh, this is so dreamy. Love the soft pastel blue with the white accents and I adore that beautiful lace ribbon bow .. yumm!!! Love the little circles too .. I have that die and must remember to use it!! Stunning work as always Pamellia!!
    Do love to see photos of Mr. Chubb, even with all that snow on his face .. LOL!! ..he is such a cutie. As are all your other little friends. Your photos are spectacular as they always are. hugs xx

  18. Hi Pamellia,

    Wow! What a gorgeous card hunni, love the soft palette, so, so pretty. I adore your photos you have really captured the expression on those squirrels faces lol! Still snow up there,? We are starting to warm up a bit down here, we missed the snow this year, its been cold but no snow! Have a great day hun

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. A delightful card Pamellia, a gorgeous design and I agree the colours are very fitting to a day by the water. The swan glides magnificently through. A canal flows past our village and we have a gorgeous pair that are present each day I visit, they certainly are very majestic creatures. Your fabulous furry friends will be happy to see the end of the snow and I know what you mean about seeing all the seasons of the year in a week. Happy Sunday xxx

  20. Such a romantic and feminine card, I love the little circles die shape in the background.
    Amazing pics as always of your furry and feathered friends, the macro is a stunner today.
    Anne x

  21. Stunning card, love that beautiful swan! And of course the photos are wonderful like always!

  22. Wow! That freezing rain shot is amazing Pamellia!!
    Your card is soft and lovely! Like a swan~
    hugs to you my friend!xx

  23. Gosh Pamellia, you so need to enter your amazing wild life photos into some photo comps! They are amazing!! Now your card, swoon, where do I start! Far too long for starters since I've popped in. Life never slows at mine, so I'm sneaking a quick moment to say hi while the kids eat an iceblock in the heat. It might be Autumn here in Auckland, but man it's hot and muggy! Perfect iceblock weather! I utterly LOVE your gorgeous card Pamellia, the colour of those papers is so so beautiful. Your swan is so pretty and all the beautiful layers and sweet details are utterly breathtaking. I so just wanna come hang out and watch you craft for an afternoon!!! Stunning creation hun, stunning. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  24. I love your photographs, the wild birds and sweet little squirrels. So sad you lost your little friend Bon Jovi. Your Pion card is absolutely beautiful.

  25. Hi Pamellia,
    what very lovely creation, and your design is so superb and gorgeous.
    My that swan is so very pretty, and as usual everything looks amazing and superb.
    Your photos as usual are outstanding and very wonderful.
    Love to see all your feathered and furry friends each time I visit.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  26. Pamellia, your card is so lovely! Those papers are gorgeous and you have layered them into perfection! I love the swan (did you make that? Cool mold, if so, but it must have been hard not to break it!) I love the die cuts it's layered up on especially the blue one-so delicate! You make the most amazing cards!

    Love the photographs, and Patty Cake is the sweetest! Your macro shot of the freezing rain on the pines (?) is simply gorgeous! So sorry for my absence. I know I owe you an e-mail, too. With the warmer weather we're having I'm trying to get outside more, work in the garden, get things cleaned up, and so much time being spent trying to keep up with DT projects after taking almost two weeks off with the flu. Yuck! Sending hugs!

  27. OH! so soft and delicate and VERY beautiful, love the swan and the ribbon and EVERYTHING. Fabulous photos again, just wish I could get such beautiufl closeups and the macro is fabulous.

  28. I just love how you paired the swan and the bubbles die. Gorgeous beyond words! Hugs, Autumn

  29. Another amazing card my dear friend, I do not know how you manage to come up with so many stunning designs. Beautiful colours, great central image and lots of lots of fabulous layers - I love it.

    Great nature shots, I just adore the little chickadee, he looks as if he is going to 'boing' all over the place.

    Have a great week.

    Dionne xx

  30. Oh My Pamellia - I come here and I'm in another world! This is so beautiful, and then there's the other treat - your fabulous photos! Oh that gorgeous Blue jay! Hugs, Chrisx

  31. Wow wow wow hun, gorgeous card, the layering and colours are gorgeous, and such a beautiful idea too, fab photos again, no spiders this time, lol
    Hugs Liz xx

  32. Gorgeousness, Miss Pamellia! I love this birthday card with the feeling of the cool weather you so enjoy. It's like the ice breaking to make room for spring.-- one season full of loveliness giving way to another season of loveliness - each season so precious, like the seasons of our lives, of our years, of our days. It's a joy relishing the beauty of each moment because we know the preciousness of each second. P, you help us recall those seasons of our lives with every post. The photos of The smallest creatures, the landscapes shown through assorted lenses, your dear imagination revealed in artwork-- so many gifts you bestow upon us. Thanks for the email. I am holding it closely for awhile. In the meantime, I love that you are as graceful as the swan in your masterpiece. XOXO

  33. Ohh I like this card! So calm and lovely

  34. Your card is stunning. I love the swan and the soft blue colors. Your photography is fabulous. Love seeing the little critters.

  35. wowie, this is another divine work from your craft table, Pamellia! I adore how u put layer over layer and then add all the embellies and eyecatcher! Simply wonderful!
    xoxo, Ally

  36. Oh pamellia this is so delicate and light to look at with that mistyness to the eye absoutley gorgeous
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  37. Hi Pamellia
    This beautiful card is just sheer elegance. The swan looks graceful amongst the pastel shades and delicate embellishments.
    Always a joy to see your feathered and furry friends.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  38. Titilating and tantalizing dear Bubbles! This tickled me pink (or blue?) to see this gorgeous and smashingly wonderful card. That focal swan is amazeballs and so darn pretty! Reminds me of the book "The Black Swan" and how brilliant wildlife is. Elegance meets the lake and then some. The layers are of course so very scrumptious and the bubble die is so versatile! Awesome sauce and fantabulous!

    Love the pics and of course the captions with it. hopefully your snow is gone and everyone is thriving. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc