Monday, November 6, 2017

Christmas Carols

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was like Christmas morning at my house when I received my prize package from Lisa's giveaway at A Mermaid's Crafts. I was so lucky to win some amazing paper collections from Lemoncraft and I am loving their designs! I ran to my craft room and whipped up this little holiday card using papers from their Christmas collection called Christmas Carols! 

The colours seem a little off in my photos, they are actually quite soft and vintage looking in real life, but I think I forget to adjust the contrast! Thanks again Lisa for my wonderful package!

The wooden ornament is from Wycinanka, the sweet little epoxy piece in the middle is also from Lemoncraft, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash. More Styrofoam balls from the butt end of the dog toy, I'm loving how they look like little snowballs!

I can't believe how much rain we've been getting this autumn, it's been a decade at least since I've seen this kind of precipitation!  I have mixed feeling about it. On one hand, I'm stuck inside because I don't have the proper footwear or gear for trudging around in the mud. On the other hand, when the temperatures fall enough, all that precipitation will be coming down as snow, and we all know I love that idea! HA!

This handsome Cardinal is also wondering how much snow to expect this winter!

Wee Sparrow enjoying the morning sun.

🎵Hey Blue Jay, keep playing that song, all night. On and on and on.🎵

"Who goes there! Oh, camera. Lady, it's you again!" 
~Mr Skunk~

"The bowl is empty, I eat the bowl! You know the rule!" 

"Oh my gaaaawd, this place is a mess! How's a girl supposed to find anything in all these leaves!

"This is what I like to call a finders-keepers situation, ok!" 
~a trail friend~

On a trip to visit Bon Jovi's resting spot in October, I ran across this gorgeous little girl. Bright orange ears and an orange tipped tail... I'm thinking a possible offspring of Bon Jovi herself! It's a lovely thought isn't! Thanks to the help of my IG friends, I have named her Faith, from the song "Keep the Faith" (Bon Jovi).

For my macro today, I thought I would share these beautiful dripping flowers. Does anyone know what kind of flower is in full bloom in November! So strange to this on the trail!

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. Gorgeous card hun, loving the lovely colours, beautiful detail and layering again too, have you seen I sent you an e-mail hun, Hugs Liz xx

  2. Gorgeous as ever. I'm feeling inspired to get out some of my old patterned papers and use them up, I so love how you use yours. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  3. Stunning card Pamellia. And gorgeous pics of your wildlife, xxx

  4. Wonderful card, enjoy your beautiful new papers. The photos are superb as always. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Stunning holiday card Pamellia! Love those papers! They are so festive, and your card showcase their beauty so magically! Shabby Chic beauty at it's best!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. You've put your lovely prize to good use, this is a wonderful card Pamellia! The papers are so pretty and as always, your design and embellishments are the use of the dog toy filling...nothing wasted in your house!
    Hope you get your longed-for snow soon...also hope we don't get it here!! :))

  7. Hi Pamellia what great papers you won and you made such a gorgeous card with it. Very vintage and so pretty. I hope your rain turns to snow too....I do loooooove snowy photos. Great to see that the spirit of Bon Jovi may well live on. I meant to answer your question back re the witch's a shop not a pub sign but it is up all year. The village is in Burley in the New Forest and it keeps Halloween all year ! Take care my friend and it's always lovely to see you over at mine, I hope things are ticking along OK for you. Hugs xxx

  8. You've certainly used those lovely papers to perfection Pamellia! Your card looks so bright and festive and I do love all the gorgeous layers of laces and pretty embellishments!! What a great idea to recycle the styrofoam bits from the dog toy .. they look wonderful!!
    I so love, love, love your furry (and feathered) friends. They always bring a smile to my face!! Have a lovely day my sweet friend! hugs xx

  9. Congrats on the win, Pamellia! Now that my jaw has been picked up from the floor... I can squeak out my first thought, "you just whipped this out?" LOL I cannot begin to think how long it would take me to make this card, let alone have the imagination to make it! LOL GORGEOUSNESS, right down to the tiny circle of holly centered on that magnificent snowflake. Your layers and textures are always a marvel.

    Lenny and Scarlet's thoughts have me in chuckles this morning. LOL All your fur friends are darling, of course. Love, de

  10. Fabulous card, Pamellia! Congrats on your win! I've seen things blooming now so late in the season, I guess, from this crazy weather pattern we're in. Just heard it's the warmest fall ever recorded on record here.

  11. Hi Pamellia, what a gorgeous card, gorgeous papers and embellishments, wonderful design.
    Congrats on your win too.
    As always fabulous photos of your friends, Kate x

  12. It was certainly a great prize and you have used those papers so beautifully, your card is fabulous - I love the colour tones!

    Yikes, Mr Skunk, you are one brave lady! Faith does look like she might be an offspring of Bon Jovi for sure! Loving your macro, sorry I don't know what it might be. Hope the rain stops for you soon, you are definitely having some British weather!! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Gorgeous card the papers and colours and really love your styrofoam balls and all the lovely details..beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. I LOVE this yummy scrummy Card!! What a fantastic win and you have done those papers proud. Gorgeous photography xx

  15. A gorgeous card with lovely papers. Beautiful layers and decorated with all the embellies.
    Fantastic photos as allways! hugs, Marlies

  16. Beautiful - great prize, great card! Love that blue jay!!! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. Fabulous card you created with your win Pamellia!
    wonderful photo shots too.
    Hugs Pam x

  18. Fabulous use of those gorgeous papers! I always love all your layers x

  19. Congrats for your win Pamellia!! You has been so lucky winning these papers from Lisa! And you have put them in a great use with this card! Adorable and sweet details, love the wooden embellishment with the beautiful epoxy piece, and also the Styrofoam balls from the dog toy, such great recycling! :)
    Your today's photos have cached some goofy faces of your friends, and your words make me smile, especially those on Lenny and Scarlet :D
    Faith is soooo cute, perhaps she could be a daughter of Bon Jovi?
    The pink flowers photo are just delightful!
    Also here rain, rain, rain!! The sky seems the some on me and you :)
    Big hugs!

  20. Congratulations on your win, the card you made is gorgeous.
    Sweet photos and it was good to meet Faith, she looks sweet.
    Yvonne xx

  21. Beautiful card Pamellia, I always admire all the little intricate details you add too. I so wish my photos came out like yours though!!
    Donna xx

  22. In case you heard a loud thud just now, that was my jaw hitting the floor!! Oh my good gosh, Pamellia, this is amazing!! I can't quit scrolling up to look at it!! You've showcased the papers to absolute perfection!! I love the button on the center of the ornament!! It makes a stunning focal point!! The laces, the flowers, the pom poms, everything is spectacular!! And I just love the use of the dog toy guts...they do look like snowballs!! You just blow me away every single time!! Needless to say, I love, love, love this!! It is a work of art :)

    Your bird shots are stunning!! I love that you can see yellow in the sparrow's beak!! To be so stinky, skunks are adorable :) Lenny eating the bowl - ha!! And oh my gosh, what timing to get that shot of Scarlet!! Oh, and sweet Faith!! She's so beautiful!! That macro is amazing!! I have no idea what it is but it's so gorgeous!! I hope you have a wonderful evening, dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Woohoo Pamellia you did fantastic with your great score!It has a wonderful fragile look with all the lace and layers and cool little snowballs! All your critter friends fluffed up and storing up getting ready for cool weather. Have a blessed week!

  24. Oh my I have been remiss in apologies Pamellia. Your cards the past few posts have been amazing. Love today's "I just whipped this up" offering! No snow means your trail friends have more time to stock up for the winter. I wonder if they remember where they've stashed their goodies?! :) Niw now must keep the dish full. Eating plastic is bad for the tummy. Love the look on that ones face. :)) Have a wonderful week. Hugs

  25. WOW Pamelia you have created another super super stunner...the little leaves, the chipboard, the papers...everything is so amazing
    Dr Sonia

  26. Wow, what a stunning project, another work of art. Loving the photos, eating the bowl is hilarious and little Fairh is adorable x

  27. OMG!This is stunning! Lovely design and awesome details...and your furry friends shots are absolutely amazing :)

  28. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very stunning card and such a super creation.
    Those papers look amamzing and very beautiful.
    As always your work is so excellently created.
    Love all the wonderful elements.
    Super gorgeous photos of all your feathered and furry friends.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  29. So beautiful card and photos, I love birds and your photos are really great :)

  30. What a great prize and amazing what you have done with it...Another stunning creation. Love your amazing photos and the macro shot is fabulous and don't know the flower name either x

  31. Stunning card!
    Love visit your blog.
    Wonderful photos!

  32. WOW! your card as always and always is just incredible, the details you put into them is so worth everything. Your photos show Nature as it is, just so wonderful. AND I have to say Faith is such a Beautiful animal, I HAVE to say that don't I LOL. I look forward to her adventures Pamellia, As always a joy to visit. Have a great week.

  33. Another real treat Pamellia, your cards never fail to impress, where do you get your inspiration from? Loving all of the lace and the beautiful whispy bits - not to mention your inspired use of the styrofoam balls.

    Dionne xx

  34. Wow these photos are awesome!!!
    I do love the name faith and it is a good choice!
    Oh my gawd!!! hahaaa I am still cracking up!!