Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pion Design - Snowflake Joy

Hello Everyone!

Today I am so excited to share my first card featuring the latest Christmas collection from Pion Design, "Christmas Wishes"! Traditional red and green are my favourite for the holidays, and the watercolour style images are absolutely wonderful! 

Pion products:
Christmas Wishes - Good Tidings PD9801
Christmas Wishes - Happy Holidays PD9804
Christmas Wishes - 6x6 December Birds PD9904
Christmas Wishes - Tags PD9812

Just sending out a quick thank you to a wonderful gal Ang of The Ducks Doodahs. She has opened up an online craft shop, and I have just received my first order. See the beautiful Snowflake die cuts above and below, and the wonderful sticky back pearls!! Her prices are amazing and she's adding new products all the time. She doesn't normally ship internationally, but I was desperate and she went out her way to send me some of her wonderful products. She does ship everywhere in the UK though, so please go give her a visit and support a fellow crafter!

So Thursday morning I woke up to a freezing cold house. The temperature had dropped almost 30 degrees from when we went to bed on Wednesday night! I'm hoping to get outside and aim my camera at the autumn colours, but until then, I'm continuing to share some summer photos with you. I hope the weather isn't as crazy for everyone else as is it here!

"We don't need to explain our love. We only need to show it."
~Paulo Coelho~

"Seriously with that camera lady? Seriously!"
~Mr. Blue Jay~

A last look at one of those baby Ducks before he full on look like his Daddy! I love the colder seasons of autumn and winter, but I admit I miss all the cute little babies that the warm seasons bring!

"Oh hello, I'm Big Kate! I think you've met my brother The Cookie Monster. I love the human's patio, there's always lots of food and the patio furniture is so perfect for a nap! The human thinks I'm a pain in the butt, but she also thinks I'm adorable, so she loves me anyway. See you again soon!"

"Hmmmmm, I can't tell if that human is talking to me or the flower? Oh well, nom nom nom." 
~a trail friend~

"Holy crumbdiddle human! This may be your best batch of cookies yet! Go pecans!" 

"Are you gonna drop a peanut, or am I gonna have to go up there and take one!" 
~Suzy Q~

I really enjoyed my photo shoots in the lovely patch of flowers I discovered. The flowers are gone now, but I have a few more pics to share. Call me crazy, but every squirrel looks like a professional model when they're sitting amid all the yellow blossoms!

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, although I'm not thinking of Christmas yet....Sorry the weather changed so quickly. Great photos of your little friends, I always love seeing them. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Another beautiful creation Pamellia - love the rich colours in it.
    That blue jay is stunning - what bright feathers!! As usual your photos give me a smile

  3. Gorgeous new Christmas paper, its a beautiful card Pamellia.
    I always love seeing the photos of the birds and animals and you always find the right words to use for each one.
    Hope your weather settles to normal for the time of year soon.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Wow! Stunning Christmas card today! Gorgeous papers and wonderful design, love how you've framed the image too.
    Thanks for sharing your wildlife photos...these always bring a smile to my face!
    Have a great weekend

  5. Wonderful card Pamellia. I met up with Mrs Duck for lunch on Monday, lovely lady. Xxx

  6. Hi Pamellia what a gorgeous card, love all the layers and the beautiful papers. I always think your embellishments are so beautiful and makes for fabulous interest.
    Loving the photos, the colours on the Blue Jay are stunning, Kate x

  7. I'm always amazed by your layers...!! And always I think that I would try to make shabby style cards, but I'm not able... But you really inspiring me!
    Magical Christmas card in traditional colors! Love all the fabulous details and the papers you used! And LOVE your shoots! So sweet squirrels and little lady raccoon, their cute faces make me smile so much. Love seeing the birds that stand on your fingers and that blue cardinal has such fabulous tones, wow!
    Your patio will be a sure place for a lot of friends also this winter? I hope the answer is yes :)
    Here is still hot, but we are waiting for a very bad weather for the next week: it seems that will arrive a tsunami!!! :(( I hope that it will be not so.

  8. Gorgeous card, Pamellia! Love those cozy Christmas colors. The temperatures have dropped here, as well, and I am loving it! Wonderful critter photos, as always!

  9. Your amazing card is Christmas tradition at its best....The lucky recipient is going to love this! x Such a cute and adorable anecdote with Big Kate and amazing photo of Mistro. Yep all the squirrels are indeed professional models lol x

  10. Beautiful papers and stunning card design all your embellies and love to see your forest friends out and about..great photos.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Hi Pamellia,
    another really super and stunning creation today.
    Love those new papers and your very super design.
    The Joy element is a fantastic idea, and the lovely snowflakes are brilliant.
    I have just bought the snow from Ang and few more items beside as you must.
    the snow is brilliant to use.
    As usual your photos like your creations are sooooooooooooo! excellent.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. I too love traditional Christmas colours Pamellia...your card is delightful.Those are super snowflakes there. Brrr it sounds chilly at yours and such a drop in temperature. Keep snug. Your furry friends look as adorable as always. Have a great weekend xx

  13. Love your Christmas cards, Pamellia, and delight in the fact you love the traditional colors of red and green! Beautiful papers made even more lovley at your hands! From those details of the wood and pearl snowflakes and pompom trim to the vintage look of the candy striped bow, I love it all! You are one superfine card maker!

    Of course, I enjoyed those wildlife shots; particularly Mistro! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your photos and artwork! Hugs!

  14. Another stunning creation, I love the pom pom trim and that stripy ribbon. My heart if course melted at your amazing wildlife photos and of course especially those charismatic squirrels x

  15. Amazeballs!! Gorgeous photos too Pamellia xx

  16. I really liked your amazing card, Pamellia!!! And your pictures are so beautiful!!! I just love Autumn. Thanks for sharing:)

  17. Beautiful - everything - beautiful. XXj.

  18. An absolute JOY to behold (sorry, could not resist, but it really is!!). Your layering is always perection. The pom poms are a delight and I love the natural looking snowflakes.

    The creatures, as always, are fabulous, they all look really healthy and happy too! Will check out your link. Hugs, Anne xx

  19. Absolutely gorgeous layers of ice and snowy embellishments-brilliant pics and can't believe how the birds land on your hand-they understand you have a lovely gentle soul
    Carol x

  20. Pamellia, what a beautiful card! As you've said, those watercolor look papers so lovely !
    Oh and those babies...they are the sweetest! <3

  21. OOOhhhh!! I so adore your Christmas cards Pamellia .. I also prefer the traditional colours. I haven't even started mine yet but seeing this has given me a little push. Those papers are gorgeous and I really love the snowy look you add to your cards. Even though we don't get snow here at any time, I still associate Christmas with snow .. crazy huh?? .. but I love it!! Your card is divine!!!
    You always amaze me with your wonderful wildlife shots. Adore the Blue Jay and the Raccoon but, every single time, it's the squirrels that steal my heart. Love, love, love them all. Have a wonderful day! hugs x

  22. Totally adorable Christmas card my friend. I love the big 'JOY' and the snowflake and how cute is that Father Christmas. I almost forgot to tell you that your bow looks amazing.

    Looks like you have had a wonderful summer, we have already seen so many amazing wildlife shots and you still have so many to share with us.

    Dionne xx

  23. Hi Pamellia
    Firstly, thank you for the shout out. I was only too happy to help with your pearly predicament lol!
    You really do Christmas so beautifully and this is no exception.
    As for the wildlife shots, marvellous as always.
    Prefer Spring and Summer myself as I spend Winter with my backside welded to the radiators lol!
    Ang x

  24. Hello, my dear friend!! I'm so happy to be back and visiting your blog to see the gorgeous projects I've missed while I was away!! And oh my gosh, I totally missed wishing you a very happy birthday. I feel terrible that I didn't get to say it to you on time :( I hope you had a wonderful celebration filled with much love and happiness!!

    Your card is stunning!! The layers are amazing!! I truly do study each picture to capture all of the gorgeous details!! The Joy with Santa in the O is a perfect focal point!! I love love it!!

    Your nature shots are gorgeous as always!! I especially love the one of Mistro and the look on his face!! The pop of orange in the background really showcased him, too!! But the raccoons always steal my heart ;) Happy belated birthday again, sweet friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  25. Another fabulous Christmas confection - and Mistro made me laugh out loud!
    Alison x