Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pion Design - On a Pedestal

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a soft summery card put together using two gorgeous Pion Design collections, "Legends of the Sea" and "The Songbird's Secret". The soft blues are so perfect for a shabby garden creation!


Pion products:

Legends of the Sea - Sea Grass PD9004
Legends of the Sea - Go West PD9002
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012
The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409

It's been busy busy busy around here, as we've been tearing apart the crappy setup we had outside and building a gorgeous garden patio that I can't seem to get enough of!! I'm still working on switching out all of the furniture and fixing little things here and there for the squirrels and birds, so no photos yet... but I can't wait to share it with you when it's done!

"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." 
~Laura Ingalls Wilder~

I'm so excited to see a little colour in my tree out front. Seems my tree is the very last one to bloom around here! The birds love it too, like this wee Chickadee

This bird is especially exciting to catch a glimpse of. It's an American Sparrow, but it's a Piebald. Basically that means, it's part Albino (a form of leucism). It's a super rare thing to see one, and I can't believe my good fortune to get a shot of this beauty!

"I am quite busy Madam, so please take your photo quickly and then be gone, shall we." 

"Yuckkkkkkk! I think I accidentally ate some healthy food! Give me peanuts human!" 
~Mr Wizard~

"Stop fiddling with the camera and take the picture already! I can't hold this pose for much longer, I'm getting a charley horse!" 
~Princess Tabitha~

Does everyone remember my summer baby last year, named JUNIOR? Well it seems I finished the patio just in time because this little guy has made himself right at home in the corner behind some stumps. 

Everybody say hello to this year's summer baby...
MICKEY (like Mickey Mouse)
Oh, I can't wait to see what sort of antics he gets up too this summer!

I have someone very special to introduce to you today. Everyone knows my best bud Crazy Karen right? Well this is her little daughter. So far, Karen has only brought her around when it's still dark out, so I don't have any great pics yet, but I still want you to meet her

Say hello to the cutest little version of Karen EVER...
Oh my gawwwwwddddd, the cuteness is killing me!!

For my macro today, a dandelion in the morning dew...

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. Great card, love the colours. Wonderful photos of all your hungry feathered and furry friends. Have fun with the new patio, hope it's soon done. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning card with such a beautiful feel of a summer's day. Amazing photographs as always and my favourite today has to be the very intelligent looking rabbit with the 'Are you talking to me' look

    Happy weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Wonderful, love your creations and pics, xxx

  4. Fabulous card Pamellia, sounds like you're up to your neck with renovations, you'll be happy to get it finished. Beautiful pics of your feathery and furry friends and how wonderful to see new babies visiting. Have a great weekend xxx

  5. Beautiful card, Pamellia. I am always intrigued by your fabulous layering techniques. I can't wait to see your finished patio. How nice you now have your furry friends' babies coming to visit. Amazing photos!

  6. Such a beautiful card Pamellia x love the gorgeous layers you create and the stunning pedestal and butterflies look so beautiful.
    Best wishes with the renovations and thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos too
    Annie x

  7. This is adorable, Pamellia!! These colours and the fountain mske itso fresh and seems to me to see and hear the water... :) It's really soft with all these lace and the other white details! Love the flowers and the butterflies! Amazing creation!
    I can't wait to see the shots of your new garden patio. :)
    Lovely birds, that one Piebald catches my eyes, so different with the white splatters!
    Mr Wizard and Princess Tabitha look so cute and fun and such lovely big Bunny!! But I'm really just thrilled about Junior!! It has came again at home!!! Hooray! :D I'm so happy for this fact!!
    Mikey is just a sweetie and -such a surprise!!!- Crazy Karen's daughter!!! Oh,my!! She is a super-cuuuuuute little girl!!! I'm really in love with her!
    You have made my day smiling :)
    Big hugs, wild-friends lucky Lady! Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Gorgeous floral card Pamellia! Love that pedestal embellishment and the stunning shabby bow! Have fun with the patio...can't wait to see the remodel. :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. Hello Pamellia, your creation today is absolutely stunning, I do love the beautiful papers and your design, beautifully embellished too.
    Photos are wonderful, especially the red speckled sparrow.
    I've been on holiday in Madeira which is a stunning island, full of the most beautiful flowers, you would love them, your camera- would exhaust itself, hope you are well and enjoying your weekend, Kate x

  10. Hi Pamellia
    A beautiful and delicate card. Love the vase. Your cards always have a lovely ethereal quality.
    You have some exotic looking birdlife. Your sparrow looks like it been splattered with white paint lol!
    Your new furry friends are soooo cute. Look forward to seeing your new patio.
    Hope all is ok with you and the family.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  11. Oh wow, Pamellia, what a stunning card!! The layers are amazing!! I love the soft colors and the spectacular details!! The pedestal is so beautiful and the way you've filled it with flowers is fabulous!! Your shabby bow is perfection!! Love, love this, my sweet friend!! It's so, so gorgeous!!

    Oh, Baby Kay is the cutest thing ever!! How fun it will be to watch her grow :) And Mickey is so darn adorable!! I love the picture of Mr. Wizard and his pink tongue!! All of your shots are stunning!! I can't wait to see the pics of your new patio!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! Big hugs dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. A truly stunning card Pamellia, I just love the gorgeous little pedestal with the bouquet of flowers and the butterfly is beautiful!

    As for your friends, they are all adorable but Mickey and Baby Kay are just off the cuteness scale adorable - love, love them!! I do hope you are having fun with all those changes, I am so looking forward to seeing the results! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Wow so beautiful Pamelia.I love the soft colours and so many pretty details :D

  14. Absolutely stunning card creation Pamellia, gorgeous soft colours and beautiful layers.
    Adorable photos of your friends, cannot wait to see your new patio.
    Hugs Pam x

  15. What a stuning design and the most beautiful soft colours Pamellia..just beautiful..adorable new babies too..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Fabulous card Pamellia love the delicate colour and gorgeous textured layers -love the cute new babies
    Carol x

  17. Love, love, love that card. The pale blue and whites are such a stunning combination and I always love how you have so many layers and yet it does not look overloaded. Have to mention too that I adore the small sentiment. I quite often have trouble trying to add sentiments to my cards .. can never find the right place .. so, generally, I don't add anything but, using such a small banner would be the perfect answer .. why didn't I think of it?? Afraid I'm pinching that idea from you Pamellia! LOL!!
    I know I've said it before but, your photos just keep getting better and better. These are simply brilliant!! Love them all but my fave has to be Baby Kay!! Total cuteness overload .. she is darling!! Can't wait to see more of her.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such lovely comments. I really, really appreciate it, especially coming from someone with your awesome talent! Makes my heart sing!! hugs xx

  18. Stunning card! So soft and beautiful. So you're not in the apartment anymore. I guess I missed your move. How lovely to have a patio for you and all the furry friends. Oooh aren't they the cutest little ones!

  19. Another gorgeous card Pamellia - love the colours and all the fabulous textures!!
    Oh how beautiful are those babies - they are so sweet!! As for your birds, your shots are amazing.

  20. This card is slightly different, I think? still all the beautiful layers and design, but the pedestal stands out on it's own, love the twisted ribbon and the patterned leaves. I absolutely LOVE everything about it, who wouldn't?

    Your piccies are an absolute joy as always. Aren't dandelions the most beautiful flower, shame it spreads so much, I saw a grass verge which until the car got up closer, I thought was covered in genus flowers, then saw they were dandelions, I just wish I had got my brother to stop the car, a fabulous sight.

  21. Your cards is just stunning, that pedestal would make a fabulous bird bath. As ever your wildlife photos are stunning. Those gorgeous squirrels melt my heart every time I see them. The dandelion is fabulous. I went on a foraging for bunnies course to find out what bunny safe plants I could pick to add to their diet. I popped a variety of freshly foraged plants in their run and Parsley picked out every single dandelion leaf, stalk and flower and ate them all before he would even try the rest of it! Didn't need to go on a course to identify those! Cara x

  22. Another beautiful card and wonderful color scheme! The layers are always so full of textures and dimension! I love the pedestal and the flowers pouring out are so pretty! Such a fantastic design Pamellia!
    Super sweet pics of your furry critters~They make me smile! I am so anxious to see you patio to!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  23. What a stunning creation... Loving the soft and beautiful colours with your amazing eye for detail in the trinkets. Love the photos!! Just look at those babies!! Eeek!

  24. Hi Pamellia,
    oh my this card is so beautiful and stunning.
    I love those papers and the gorgeous colours.
    Your flowers are very pretty, and the gorgeous paper clay butterflies are super.
    Love your pedastol with your flowers cascading out of it such a very natty idea.
    As usual your photos are excellent and wonderfully featured with you super comments.
    Your new babies are so cute and beautiful.
    Can't wait to see what you have been working on.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  25. My dear Pamellia, what a treat to immerse myself in your masterful creations tonight. Your cards still take my breath away, even after all this time. You are so unique. This is one of my favorites from you... I am so behind on pretty paper collections, but I do hope to own this sometime. You inspire me so richly with every work of your heart.. which includes your photography. Stunning images, my friend. It has been a while, but I hope you know that you are forever in my heart and prayers! I am still only crafting once or twice per month, but hope that will change soon. Sending tons of love and hugs your way. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  26. Dear Pamellia, you have made my day with your beautiful birthday card! The colors are so fresh, and each detail so delicate and perfectly placed! Oh, I could just fall into your amazing cards--so pretty! I love the unique twist of the seam binding over those laces and of course, like everyone else has said, your bird bath overflowing with flowers is GORGEOUS! There is no doubt that your patio garden is going to be lovely! I can't wait to see!

    As always, your photography takes my breath away, and I love seeing the two latest babies! And that sparrow is such a rare creature! You always find the strangest things (in a good way!). Sending hugs!

  27. Well, how fun to be treated to such amazing photos along with an amazing card! Your pedestal card is lovely with the flowers, wonderful layers of papers, doilies and lace and pretty seam binding ribbon!

  28. Oh I can't wait to see your new space! How fun! This is so pretty with the gorgeous fountain and soft colors. Love! Hugs, Autumn

  29. Fabulous card Pamellia, I love the pretty pale blue shades and the flowers flowing out of the pedistal is a wonderful effect. Lots of very pretty ribbon and lace adds to this wonderfully feminine card, so adorable.

    Great pics, everyone is looking so well after the winter, you can just see the better weather reflected in their faces, perhaps it is more food or the sunshine. Whatever it is, it is so good to see them all.

    Dionne xx

  30. Looking forward to your new outdoor space! I know what you mean, once the warm weather arrives, it's time to fix up the outdoors!
    Lovely card- soft soft!
    As always your photos and captions are just a delight- you make me giggle!! The bird you are referring to? Is that the one with the white speckles? He looks like an American Robin who had paint splatters thrown at him! heehee
    Love visiting here- you make my day!

  31. Beautiful card, Pamellia, with all the gracefulness of an old-time garden. And delightful critter snapshots - especially Baby Kay - and that macro is amazing! xx

  32. You created a very SWEET and LOVELY "garden" card Pamellia. Just BEAUTIFUL.

    Your photos are all so delightful today. I was smiling from beginning to end. Thank you - as always - for bringing such Joy to my day. Xj.

  33. Such a lovely card- that stone urn is a wonderful touch. The piebald sparrow is extraordinary... what a rare sighting amongst your always fabulous photos. Good luck with the renovations!
    Alison x