Friday, October 13, 2017

Pion Design - The Spirit of Giving

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a festive Christmas card featuring the latest collection from Pion Design, "Christmas Wishes". I am so in love with the traditional palette and the gorgeous snowflakes and Santas!

Pion products:
Christmas Wishes - Happy Holidays PD9804
Christmas Wishes - Let it Snow PD9807
Christmas Wishes - Snowfall PD9808
Christmas Wishes - 6x6 December Birds PD9904
Christmas Wishes - Tags PD9812
Pion Design Palette - Pion White I PD6101

It's been a hectic couple of weeks to start off October, so I haven't had a chance to take a single walk and enjoy the autumn colours yet. The weather has cooled off though and I am entirely thankful for that. Hoping things will settle down a bit now that summer is over... just in time for the holiday craziness to start! lol

For my birds today, this lovely juvenile Red Winged Blackbird...

a gorgeous male Cardinal...

and a sweet sweet Black Capped Chickadee...

"I wants that cookie! Give... it... to... me... I... can... all... most... reach" 
~Big Kate~

I just love these animals, they are so sweet and adorable! Don't you just want to hug them!

'Oh, thank you kind lady for the peanut, and if you see my kids will you throw them one too!" 
~One Eyed Willamina~

"My Mom says it rude to talk with my mouth full, so can we do this later?" 

"Just eat the peanut. There's no human watching you. Everything's gonna be ohhhhhhh kay. Just eat the peanut." 

"Would you believe me if I said I was just borrowing it?"

OK, so I'm not big on bugs, but this photo was a special one for me. I've been experimenting with macro photography for about a year now, and this is my first truly successful shot!! This little bug is smaller than a grain of rice, barely visible to the naked eye! WHAT!?!

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. Fantastic card and stunning colection of animals foto.


  2. A really beautiful Christmas scene, great pics too. Great one of the bug. Xx

  3. very nice chunky card, love all the layers and details.

  4. What an amazing card Pamellia - that is incredible!
    Your birds are so finely detailed - love your photography. Tthe way you have captured One Eye Willamina with her tail framing her is stunning. Your macro insect is mind blowing!!

  5. Gorgeous card and wonderful photos, love that bug! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Stunning card, such fabulous layering, colours and texture.
    The photos today are wonderful, how lovely to see the deer and the colours on that tiny bug are amazing...brilliant work!

  7. stunning card!
    gorgeous photos!
    love them!

  8. Fabulous card, Pamellia! I am always in awe! Wonderful photos of all the animals. I am amazed by the photo of the bug! Who would think it was that colorful?!

  9. Stunning card -fabulous snowy layers and beautiful frame-absolutely brilliant photos would rival any birdbook photos and the little colourful bug is amazing
    Carol x

  10. Lovely layers, and the sweet details always make your cards very stylish! This one isn't surely an exception! Love the cute metal charm and the frame with that adorable Santa, the poinsettia and all the sparkling snow!
    Such incredible bug in your macro!! Stunning colors and face! :D You have shown him very well!
    But my fave are always the furry and feather friends :) What's the fluffy white thing that Mistro has in his hands? Butch makes me laugh because of his "mantra", but he's so cute and sweet :D as well Tingle!!! I just adore seeing their face and eyes!
    How fab tail has One Eyed Willamina!! Super fluffy!! And such great photo the the young deer!!! Loooove her! (I think this deer is a female, but I don't know if I'm in right) I Love deers too, they are so sweet!! :D And such cute raccoon is Big Kate! :D Really fun and cute!
    Adorable birdies and stunning Red Winged Blackbird, I have never seen one of them!
    Enjoy the autumn days before snow and give a mountain of peanuts and biscuits to all your friends before the cold season, please :)
    Big hugs dear Pamellia, hope that the faux squirrels are being just to knock at your door ;)

    1. Thank you so much Alice! Mistro has a mouth full of stuffing that originally came out of a pillow. The squirrels kept pulling out the stuffing so I decided to put a cage of stuffing outside for them to take. They use it to build their nests with so they will stay warm during the winter.

      I received my package yesterday, wow I was so super excited! I will send you a proper thank you via email soon as I get the chance! Sending hugs my friend :)

  11. Such an amazing bug macro shot. Such a giggle at your captions and mistro is so adorable x Love the deer photo x Amazing card, so much layering and texture...stunning! x

  12. Fantastic layering and textures Pamellia..fabulous papers and design..just love it..great macro shot of the bug too, he has lovely colours for one so small.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Hi Pamellia,
    such a very stunning creation and super designing as well.
    Love the Father Christmas in that gorgeous frame.
    Such outstanding work and wonderful elements you have created.
    Your photos are brilliant and so perfectly phtographed, and so perfectly blogged.
    Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L.

  14. A lovely traditional coloured Christmas card Pamellia with your superb twist..such crunchy layers. Fun photos..that tiny bug is terrific! Have a good weekend. Hugs xxx

  15. Hi Pamellia, stunning creation and super designing as well., love all the decoration on this festive card.
    Wonderful photo shots too.
    Hugs Pam x

  16. I am always amazed at the number of layers you add to your gorgeous cards. this is another stunning creation Pamellia.
    Super photos of the birds and furry friends, I would have to pass on liking the bug, but it is such an unusual creature and an amazing colour.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Oh, it is so beautiful Pamellia, I love the way you layer up, the papers are gorgeous and I just love the Santa in the lovely frame. Gorgeous!!

    I always enjoy your animal antics, the raccoon is adorable and the male cardinal is gorgeous. The macro shot is a-maz-ing, you are such a wonderful photographer!! Hugs, Anne xx

  18. Absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! The layers are amazing!! Wow!! I love the details and the framed Santa!! It's so gorgeous!! I absolutely love, love this!!

    Your shots are phenomenal as always!! Your composition of each shot is so artistic and amazing!! You need to be taking photos for National Geographic...not kidding!! And oh my wow - what is that marco??!! Oh my gosh, it totally freaks me out!! I would've been running in the opposite direction!! But stunning, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. That card is over the top Gorgeous!! Wow Pamellia! Exquisite really!
    beautiful photos and is that really the lil bugs face?? Crazy cute!
    Jackie xo

  20. All of your post is OMG, the layers on your card? each one delectable, with beautiful finishing, I love this Superb as always card.
    Your photographs are enchanting, each one so accomplished, that a professional photographer would be proud of taking them. The bug is your crowning glory, Congratulations.
    Have a lovely weekend Pamellia.

  21. So beautiful card, love it :) Ant I love your photos, animals look great :)

  22. Stunning card, love those snowflakes. As always I love your photos, but that one of Misto? Too cute! And who knew that bugs could be so colourful? Do you know what type it is?

    1. Thanks so much Cara! Mistro and Baby Charlie have been very busy collecting stuffing from my cage I set out. Those two are going to have the warmest nests in town this winter!! I have no idea what kind of bug it is. I tried to Google it, but there are just millions of kinds and I didn't even know how to narrow it down!!

  23. Another beautiful layered piece Pamellia, I love the dinky little clothes peg!! Some super snaps here, particularly the colourful little bug and the gorgeous deer. We are blessed here to have a family of six that are always close by. We will see them more now that all the maize around us has been cut for winter fodder. They aren't so nice when they leap out of the hedges as we are riding by though!! Surprise is quite unflappable but our companions quite often aren't!! xx

  24. Stunning work with the Christmas papers - unbelievable dimension and delight. And such delight in the photography too. We have Muntjac deer that hang around our very urban environment, but they're not nearly so attractive as this one. And the birds are fantastic - I saw my first cardinal in real life when I was in the States recently - I was very excited! I can hardly believe that bug - weird! - but I disagree that it's your first successful macro photo - I've always enjoyed them.
    Alison x

  25. Stunning photographs Pamellia and a gorgeous card so full of lush detail. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  26. Wow, what a fabulous card. I keep loosing count of the number of layers it has, so amazing and I adore the floral embellishments.

    Beautiful wildlife shots and your tiny bug is blowing my mind.

    Dionne xxx