Friday, October 27, 2017

Lavender Blessings

Hello Everyone!

I don't get the opportunity to work with purples very often, so this was a lovely change for me today. A feminine card that could be used for almost any occasion using papers from Graphic 45, Prima and Forever in Time.

The doily is Prima, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the wood embellishments are from Scrapiniec, the frame was made using hot glue and a custom silicone mold, the pearl strips are from The Ducks Doodahs and everything else is from my stash.

The world is finally starting to display the beautiful hues of autumn. I can't wait to get out into the woods and see what colourful things I can photograph! Until then, I'll share some more summer shots. The nights are getting cooler and the flowers are getting leggy, almost time to put the Christmas tree on the patio! HA!

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

a female Sparrow (still young)...

  the ever-elusive female Cardinal!!

"Let's see now, which way is the wind blowing? Whaaaaaat?! I don't have a finger!" 
~Mr Weatherman Cottontail~

This photo of Big Kate was taken with my 50mm lens. What that means is that the camera was only about a foot away from her face! It's a pretty amazing feeling to have a wild animal trust you that much!

"Cookie? What's a cookie? Never mind, I'll take three!" 
~a trail friend~

"What do you mean I'm supposed to share! No way, this is mine and I'm taking it!" 

It is so amazing to see my sweet Crazy Karen sitting up to eat. It's been weeks since she's been able to do that!! Now it's time to fatten up for the winter my wee friend!

"Is this pregnancy just making me crazy, or do I see a human hiding in the weeds over there!" 
~One Eyed Willamina~

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. Purple suits you very well my friend. This is a very delicate sweet card..a lovely sentiment too. Gorgeous layers as always.I hope you can get out to the woods soon.Great to see your woodland friends are keeping well.Enjoy the weekend ahead.Hugs xxx

  2. A long overdue visit! The colour palette is just stunning Pamela and your gorgeous layers and use of embellishments just perfection (as always!). Fabulous photos too. Jennie x

  3. The purple hues are truly beautiful, even more so with the gorgeous lace adornments and beautiful little frame! The female Cardinal is so pretty and I am super impressed with how close you got to Big Kate!! Crazy Karen is just as adorable as ever... Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Oh my goodness that creation has me swooning - love the purples and all the beautiful textures and laces Pamellia.
    Your photographs are as delightful as ever - as are the captions :-)

  5. Gorgeous card today, one of my faves because of the wonderful colours. Great photos, too, lovely that ou little friends hve so much faith in you. Hugs, Valerie

  6. Hi Pamellia it was so lovely to see that you had paid my blog a visit, I am afraid I am not such a good blogger these days and I have missed so much, I totally love your lavender creation it is stunning, the design detail, embellishments and layers are outstanding as I always remembered your works of art to be, I am trying to get back into the swing of things and will try and visit more regularly. Your pictures are glorious I am so glad to see that your Squirrels are still around plus some extra animal friends they look as awesome as ever
    lorraine x

  7. The lavender tones are so sweet and romantic Pamellia, and such wonderful details on your shabby card! Love the string of pearls, the lace and the little cute flowers! Those little berries look wonderfully and yummy, I have to buy some of them! :) Your custom mould is a perfect catch-eyes!
    Lovely birdies and that female Cardinal seems so angry for your photo LOL :D
    Super fun rabbit with your words ah ah! :D And super cute Crazy Karen and One Eyes Willamina, they are my favorite friends of you, send them love and blessings :) Hope that they could have a quiet and warm winter in their homes!
    The portrait you made to Big Kate is just stunning, you has been so near to her for making your photo!
    Sending big hugs on your way, wild lady! Enjoy autumn time :)

  8. Hi pamellia another stunner from you with all those soft tones I can smell the lavender from here just delightful.
    Thanks you for your comments had to improvise on the spooky theme not my cup of tea really I coloured the image and just spooked it up with my photo editing program.
    Don’t seem to have had your cards come on my reading list some how,I always look out for them. Not done much myself been so busy with my eBay shop not had time to breath or sit crafting every one wants all the crafty things I sell it only started as a small hobby and it’s snowballed.
    Great pics and nice to here from you.
    Jules xx

  9. My oh! My .. this card is simply exquisite Pamellia! I adore the soft lavender tones and, with the addition of the netting and the gorgeous laces, this is a beautifully feminine and romantic card. I so love your work!!
    Wow!! The photo you took of big Kate is totally awesome!! Amazing that she let you get that close .. must have been a wonderful feeling to know she trusted you that much! I so adore the quotes you add to your photos. Always makes me giggle!! Love it so much and am so grateful you share these shots with us.
    Have a fabulous day my dear friend! hugs xx

  10. I don't know how you do it, Pamellia - this definitely says, "Pamellia's Heart Revealed To The World" - the blessedness, the joy, the beauty, the layers upon layers of "textural personality" and "revelations of purity" all throughout this amazing creation. It's wonderful, dear friend. Happy week-end! xx

  11. Stunning card Pamellia, beautifully designed and embellished, the shades of lavender are so pretty, I love it.
    Gorgeous photos too of your little friends, Kate x

  12. Wow loving the layers on this gorgeous card hun, beautifully thought out and presented, the added embellishments finish it off beautifully, thank you so much for your visit the other day, I loved seeing you, hope to come back here soon, had a bit to do lately myself with one thing and another so not haf time to visit much either, hope your well hun, hugs Liz xx

  13. Wow, Pamellia, you use purples perfectly!! This is stunning!! I love the papers and the layers!! There is always so much to see in your cards...I spend so much time studying the pictures!! I love the lace and peals and every single detail you added!! This is so feminine and romantic and I absolutely adore it!!

    Crazy Karen is so sweet!! I just want to gather her up and hug her!! I think you need to keep her inside and fatten her up this winter!! Her little paws in your hand is the most precious thing!! And that shot of Mr. Weatherman Cottontail is adorable!! I love the crown on the female cardinal, too!! All the shots are spectacular, as always!! I hope you are doing well and have fun plans for the weekend!! It's going to get down to freezing tonight. I'm so not ready for the cold. Have a great weekend, sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. The purples are beautiful Pamellia..a gorgeous card with those layers and flowers and so pretty..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Wow, your card is stunning, I do love a bit (or lot) of purple! The bunny with his tongue out is brilliant! But, even better is the news that Crazy Karen is continuing to recouperate well x

  16. The soft shades of purple look beautiful on your awesome card, always gorgeous layers and details, you must spend hours creating these cards.
    The photos look great and I enjoyed reading the words you add to the pictures.
    Yvonne xx

  17. OMW this is soooo gorgeous Pamellia, love the colours and beautiful pretty paper layers, with wonderful decorations.
    Fabulous photo shots again you have shared.
    Hugs Pam x

  18. More gorgeous frothy feminine layers and love the delicate purple-great nature pics and sooo close too
    Carol x

  19. Oh, Pamellia, what a gorgeous card! I wish you had a video of the process as I see so many amazing details that I would love to see as it came together. What a treasure! Your photos are wonderful of all the animals. The details are fantastic.

  20. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very pretty and very stunning creation.
    Love the wonderful colours and the super gorgeous design.
    Those papers are wonderful, and all the elements are super.
    Excellent phtos as always they all look so cute, and who could harm such wonderful little souls.
    I always enjoy your photos of your wonderful little friends.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  21. Absolutey gorgeous card Pamellia and your photos are just amazing! So clear and perfect!

  22. Purple is my favorite color so this gorgeous creation really spoke to me! Hello my friend! You are the Queen of Layering ... this is stunning as are all your creations. And, what fabulous photographs too ... you are so talented! Thanks for your recent visit ... so nice to have your stop by my blog! HUGS from OHIO

  23. Another gorgeous card Pamellia and loving your photographs too. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

  24. A gorgeous card Pamellia. I love purple/lilac cards! All the layers, lace and embellies look great together. SO beautiful and delicate. As allways your photos are fantastic!! Have a lovely weekend, Marlies

  25. The card is over the top. Wonderful use of these beautiful papers, layers and layers of lovliness. Enjoy a great weekend and thanks for your nature photos also.

  26. You card is breathtakingly Beautiful, I LOVE the lavender, your frame is GORGEOUS, how you are able to do that mould as fine is wonderful. The photos are Fabulous. Thanks for the visit x

  27. Purple is the one of my "go to" colours either but then again, I am never going to make anything as fantastic as this!! I love the delicacy of the pretty lace and pearls xx

  28. What a gorgeous card- That lavender shows simply elegant!

    Your furry friends are a delight as always and what? One eye Wilomenia is pregnant? Bless her soul,better have them before the snow flies!

    And why was Karen so sick do you know?

    sending hugs and hopefully you are not getting this all day and night soaking rain that we are! argh!
    Jackie xx

  29. WOW Love the feminine frilly look of your cards ...always so gorgeous Pameila

    Dr Sonia

  30. Oh my gosh is this GORGEOUS Pamellia! My favorite color and beautiful details! I love every inch of it!! Your sweet feather and fur friends are So blessed to have you thats why the trust you :)

  31. Gorgeous delicate work with your lavender card - it's so intricate and pretty. I'm happy to hear Crazy Karen is able to get ready for winter, and I've been enjoying all your captions again today too.
    Alison x

  32. Wow, this one literally made me gasp when I first saw it. What a stunner, I adore the colour and all of the lace looks incredible, what a fabulous design.

    It is wonderful to see Karen looking so much better, it makes me feel a lot better about her getting ready for the winter.

    Take care.

    Dionne xx

  33. Beautiful shabby details on your lavender card! I love that you tried purples! As always, you have mastered them! I adore all your lacy and pearl elements and those chippies are a perfect rustic touch!

    Loving the photos! Karen is lookin' good; to see her eating from your hand just warms my heart! I hope you get to enjoy lot's of fall weather! Gorgeous day yesterday, but I had to watch it out the front door at work. I am thankful I get to do that, though; some people don't get to see the light of day at work. Sending big hugs for today!

  34. Hi Pamellia
    A truly gorgeous card in my favourite colours. Super depth and texture.
    Amazing wildlife shots too.
    Ang x