Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pion Design - Timeless Butterfly Beauty

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a feminine birthday card combining the gorgeous floral patterns and images from Pion Design collection "Summer Falls into Autumn"  along with some beautiful pink papers from "Patchwork of Life". There's no limit to the amazing combinations of Pion papers!


Pion products:
Summer Falls into Autumn - Autumn Delight PD9603
Summer Falls into Autumn - Autumn Meadow PD9609
Summer Falls into Autumn - Borders PD9611
Patchwork of Life - Borders PD9211
Patchwork of Life - Baby Blanket PD9204

So I've been trying to grab some cute pics of the squirrels playing in the leaves, but the darned city workers rake them up as fast as they can fall. I've decided to take a bag out to The Shire, fill it up with leaves and then dump it on the grass in the park, just so I can get some darned autumn shots! Wonder if that's considered littering? lol.

Meanwhile, a quick trick of the eye with this landscape photo. It's actually not an autumn shot. I took this as the sun came up and lit up the tops of the trees. Sure looks like autumn leaves, doesn't it!

"Wait, this is my good side, ok go ahead and take the picture now." 
~Mr Blue Jay~

During the horrific heat wave we had last week, I noticed the birds trying to sit in the squirrel water dish, but they keep getting chased away, so I have put out a nice new hanging bird bath for them that the squirrels can't reach. This Sparrow is trying to figure out what it is. Hilarious!

Since I discovered Pigeons, I've been fascinated with the amazing variety of colours and patterns these beautiful birds come in. What a remarkable bird!

"Pardon me Ma'am. You got any spare food for a hungry old gal? I'll let'cha pet me!" 
~African Pygmy Goat~

"How long do I have to sit pretty before you throw me a frickin' cookie!" 
~Stan Lee~

"I am not the frog you're looking for!"
~Baby Kay~

"Excuse me Miss. I found this on the forest floor, but there's only half. Do you happen to have the other half?" 
~a trail friend~

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. Beautiful card, lovely papers. Great photos of your cute little friends. It's cols, wet and stormy here today, good weather to stay home and do some crafting! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning creation as always Pamellia, amazing detail.. Beautiful photos and come try love t hun.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. What a pretty and ever so feminine card Pamellia. As usual your shots of your furry and feathered friends are fabulous. Isn't it wonderful how the light from the sun can change the look of the foliage at times.

  4. Beautiful card, Pamellia. I love the delicate edge as well as the butterfly. Of course, Pion papers are the best, too. Love the sweet animal photos especially Baby Kay tucked in among the frogs!

  5. Hi Pamellia, fabulous photos, especially the wonderful goat, but I love them all.
    Stunning card, beautifully designed and such pretty details, the lace looks gorgeous, Kate x

  6. Pamellia....I hope you have a fantastic birthday today!! Sending big birthday hugs! I always LOVE your beautuful work and photographs!

  7. Hi Pamellia,
    oh my word waht a very pretty and femine card.
    This is my fave colour and it's so very stunningly beautiful.
    Your combination of stash used is outstanding, and that shapeed card is so very pretty.
    I find I can never take it all in in one look and often return to look yet again.
    As always your photos are outstanding and very wonderfully captured.
    I too have noticed the trees the other side of my fence in the lake behind my dwelling how they glow like Autumn when the Sun is rising early in the mornings, and was quite taken aback the first time I encountered it.
    I also believe mountains get this glow too with sunrise or sunsets from picture I have seen.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Feminine, delicate and so, so beautiful Pamellia, the pinks are so gentle - a truly stunning card.

    Wow, I really thought that was an Autumn shot, how amazing is that!! We are having a particularly beautiful Autumn here this year, with lots of glorious colour. Baby Kay is just adorable and I love the face on that goat!

    Wishing you a wonderful day today, on your birthday, I hope you are having a good one my friend. Big hugs, Anne xxx

  9. PS, loving your Autumn blog banner too! xx

  10. Ah ah ah!!! The words you written for your friends made me laugh very much, as always! :D How fun shoots! That squirrel camouflage behind the frogs is really hilarious, as well the face of that cute black squirrel and the goat... stunning see a goat in your pic... have you even a goat on the patio?? LOL :D
    Stan Lee face is too much cute and fun! Love it! And such wonderful blue jay and sparrow! I will let see your wonderful photos to the children of my class at school :) Surely they will love seeing all your cute friends
    Your pink/cream card is adorable, a true delight, so frilly and sweet! Love the diecut details, as the frame and the intricate butterfly! The amazing fringed bow and the fabulous papers make it so feminine! Great layering as always, you are the layer's queen!
    Big hugs!
    P.S. The squirrels are on your way... ;) I think that they will be there in about 10 days

  11. Many Happy returns of the Day...Hope you have been spoilt? Love the 'Autumn' photo and how clever are you? xxxx

  12. Gorgeous bow and beautiful feminine card love the beautiful dies and papers all beautifully layered-brilliant pics and the tree one is brilliant captured just at the right time
    Carol x

  13. Its a gorgeous feminine card, this one will be treasured.
    The photos all look fantastic, I likes the one with the squirrel behside the pot with the frogs.
    Yvonne xx

  14. gogeous card!
    love your photos!

  15. Such a pretty card Pamellia, I love the lacy frame it gives the card such a delicate look - along with the pretty butterfly. I adore all of the layers and the sweet layers.

    Love the landscape shot and where did you find the cute goat? Say hi to the squirrels for me.

    Dionne x

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  17. Love today's photos. Card is gorgeous and the squirrels .... LOVE THEM!!!

  18. J'aime beaucoup cette carte ,elle est vraiment magnifique!

  19. Good Morning Wishes to rain, darkness and humid, so your most Beautiful card has made me smile and given me great inspiration to get busy. Loving these papers. I sent you a FB invite, you may enjoy the outdoor fall photos they have to share. Your leaf idea made me think you'd enjoy a post from them on my page. Pigeons are beautiful birds, they love barns in Iowa ! People take them as a messy bird here but they are fun to watch and we are familiar with Homing Pigeons in this much more appreciation for them. Always enjoy my visit Have a fun weekend.

  20. Your card is gorgeous!! I love those beautiful flowers on that paper!!

    As always your critter shots make me giggle and awe.... at the same time! And I am loving the sun on the tree tops as well!
    Hope your weekend is beautiful Pamellia!
    Jackie xo

  21. GORGEOUS layered card! LOVE the papers and the colors and the butterflies! And as usual your photos are delightful!

  22. OH! another joyous post from you Pamellia, with beauty in EVERYTHING. The awesome details on your card are perfect, such pretty papers and details sticking out and layered - Gorgeous. Your photos are so wonderful and the tree top colour is a once in a moment shot, Love them all.

  23. I love having a peep at your fab extended family Pamellia...and the card ain't half bad either!! xx

  24. Hi Pamellia
    So I've got to ask, there are African Pygmy Goats in The Shire lol?
    You really bring out the best in the Pion Papers......really bringing them to life. Beautiful card.
    Pigeons tend to be messy pains in the butt here so get called flying rats. Yours is a pretty one pigeons go lol!
    Ang x

    1. Haha! Actually that goat photo was taken at the zoo, I just forgot to include the info for that. Most people feel the same way about pigeons, messy and a pain in the ass. It's too bad because they are actually super intelligent and so fun to interact with. Pigeons, much like raccoons and squirrels, have adapted to this planet full of concrete that we have given them. We call them pests, but it's sort of our own fault isn't it? Sorry, getting preachy lol. hugs Ang :)

  25. Beautiful and a so very pretty feminine card Pamellia..those papers are stunning..fabulous layering and details and love that beautiful butterfly..I think I have that butterfly die..lovely to see all your fluffy, feathery and fury friends..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Awww this is so feminine Pamellia. Gorgeous layers and a fab butterfly. It's funny how people want to keep everything so neat and tidy...autumn leaves are so pretty! Have a lovely weekend. Keep well and sending huge hugs xxx

  27. Oh my, so delicate and stunningly beautiful! Your critter pics always make me smile. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

  28. What a spectacular card, Pamellia!! Wow!! I just love those papers and as always, you've showcased them to perfection!! The layers and details are phenomenal!! I love the butterfly and gorgeous bow!! Stunning!!

    That first shot does look like autumn leaves!! Now you are mastering trick photography ;) The snap of Stan Lee is amazing and oh my gosh, Baby Kay is so sweet!! I love her!! Have a great week, dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  29. Wow, another stunning work of art. Loving the wildlife photos, as usual the squirrels melt my heart x

  30. Love your new blog banner! And your card is so feminine and delicate with the pink, the lace and all those wonderful layers! BEAUTIFUL!

    Your wildlife shots are always so wonderful, and I love the beauty you show us in each animal! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  31. The gentle romance of the papers works so well with the filigree die-cuts - lovely work. And incredible wildlife photos again - a really intimate connection with your subjects which shows in every shot.
    Alison x