Friday, November 10, 2017

Violet Beauty

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a feminine card featuring my amazing new paper collection from Lemoncraft, "Violet Silence". Thanks to my talented friend Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts, I have these beautiful purple and pink papers to play with. If anyone is looking to purchase this collection. please visit Lisa's Etsy Shop HERE.

Thank you so much to everyone for your feedback on my new photo set up. It seemed pretty much unanimous that the dark background works better, so today is my first post using my new photo lab set up!! I'm still playing with props and settings, so there may be a few hitches, but I'm very happy with the overall appearance, and the minimal effort required to get good shots!

The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, The wood flourishes and the ribbon are from Michael's Craft Store and everything else if from my stash. Wait, I just realized I didn't use a single die cut on my card, how strange is that!!

Rumour has it that it is supposed to snow tonight while I'm sleeping. If it does, I'll be happier than a squirrel with a bag of nuts!! Meanwhile, I did finally get a nice sunny day to go out to The Shire and take some autumn landscapes and macros without having to take a bag of leaves with me! HAHA!

Am I the only one who wants to shrink down really tiny, so I can snuggle with one of these Nuthatches! Dang, they're cute!

s"Did I just hear a feather joke back there! Not cool human!" 
~Mr Cardinal~

There's still a few Geese on the lake and although it's muddy on the shore, they seem to be enjoying the cool water.

"Excuse me, could you come out from behind the camera and pay attention to me please!" 
~Mary Jane~

"Ummmmm, where did everybody go? 
~a trail friend~

"For the love of Pete, do they have to make these walnuts so stinking big!" 

For my macro today I have these wet leaves. This was taken with the smaller macro lens, but I've been experimenting with the big one and wait until you see how close I can get now!!

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. A wonderful card Pamellia with great layers, - love those lavendar tones and the dark background really makes them come out!! Your wildlife photos always take my breath away!! Can I come visit and learn how you take them :o)? xxxx Stay warm my friend!

  2. Hi hun, stunning photography, your card is gorgeous as always and your wildlife shots are to die for!!!! any tips!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy the snow if you get some, piccies please if you do, lol xx

  3. A truly gorgeous card Pamellia. Those Lemon Craft papers are stunning and you have used them beautifully!! I love the many lace and paper layers and the flower cluster is stunning as well. Although I have always loved your photos, you certainly can see a lot more detail with your darker backgrounds .. looks wonderful!!
    Your bird shots are just fabulous and, it seems to me, your little squirrel friends get cheeckier every time we see them .. or is that because of the fun captions you put to your photos?? LOL!! Either way .. loving it!!!
    Have a great day!! hugs xx

  4. A very beautiful and feminine creation Pamellia, love the lace and the roses and the stunning bow, they look wonderful combined with the pretty papers.
    Have fun in the snow...when it arrives!

  5. Wonderful card, love all the layers and embellies. Fantastic shots of your little friends, too. Perhaps you could chop the walnuts next time?! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

  6. Your new set up is working really well Pamellia and shows your wonderful card off to it's best. Beautifully designed, and gorgeous papers, as alwas all the little details are amazing. Your composition of lacy mat and shabby jar are brilliant propts.
    I love the close shot of the goose, marvellous and th rather ruffled looking Cardinal, and boy thats some nut, hope your little friend has good teeth, wonderful photography, Kate x

  7. What a beautifully elegant, shabby card, Pamellia! Love it and all your furry friends photos. We are finally getting fall temperatures here; however, today is only going to be in the 30s.

  8. A fantastic feminine card Pamellia, yummy colours and details. Glad to see all the little critters coming out to play
    Donna xx

  9. Gorgeous card Pamellia, and the darker background really shows it off to perfection.
    Avril xx

  10. I love your cards however you showcase them Pamellia and nothing would stop me visiting!! This one is stunning!! xx

  11. Looking great Pamellia, the details are showing beautifully. If it snows tonight I shall squeal too for exciting. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs xxx

  12. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Love the new setup :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  13. Absolutely gorgeous papers love the distressed edges and beautiful flowers-love the macro shot
    Carol x

  14. Oh my goodness, you've showcased the Violet Silence papers to perfection!! This is stunning, Pamellia!! The layers are amazing!! I love the bits of lace you've tucked between the layers and the beautiful flowers!! It is truly spectacular!! And the dark background is perfect!! It really shows the colors of the card!! And thank you so much for linking my shop, too!! <3

    These are some of my favorite wildlife shots yet!! Capturing the drops of water from the goose is not did an amazing job!! Mary Jane looks so happy!! What a sweetie!! Haha, Neddie trying to cram the entire nut into his mouth :) And your macro is stunning!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy weekend, dear friend!! I'll be spending mine under layers since the temps are hovering below freezing!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Wonderful to be able to see every detail on this gorgeous creation Pamellia, beautiful layers and colours.
    Amazing photo shots of these wonderful animals.
    Hugs Pam x

  16. Another stunning work of art. I wish I could see how your mind works! Loving the photos, think I want to snuggle up with a squirrel. Oh well. Hubby will have to do..

  17. These papers are really fabulous, and love their colors very much! Your delightful card looks great with the black background, any detail pops! Love all the tulle on the layers, the fab ribbon and the delicate roses!! That butterfly is so lovey!
    So glad that you could do your photos without keep a bag of leaves with you :D LOVE that cute and fun face of Mary Jane!!! Fabulous little squirrel! Also the others friends are adorable! And all the birds photos are so beautiful, you catch wonderfully the details!
    Big hugs

  18. Its a fabulous card and all the layers look beautiful. I missed the post where you asked for feedback. However this dark background shows up your card beautifully.
    Super photos of the animals and birds.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Fabulous and so feminine! Gorgeous layers! Love the photos! Haven't seen the nuthatches here for ages! Hugs, Chrisx

  20. Wonderful card! I shouldn't be shocked...but I have to admit I was surprised to see that you were/are a tomboy too! You're right....all the lace and frills and shabby chic loveliness does make that seem less likely!

    I've started showing my oldest your photos....he's a fan! Said he really likes the picture of the Canada goose and the cardinal too. At bit ago I showed him the photo of you hand-feeding a chickadee...his response was, *shrug* "Chickadees are so friendly (one of his chores is filling our bird feeders)....if she does that with a blue jay then that'll be something." :-)

  21. OMG, I am so excited at you photograph of the goose drinking, wow what an amazing picture - could this be another one for the nature magazines to pick up? Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    Much like you card today, another stunning design and you can see the lovely colours and beautiful details. I am really liking this way of showing off your cards.

    Dionne xx

  22. The papers are beautiful and you really are showcasing them perfectly!! Your staging really does bring out the colours of the layers and it is an extra bonus that it is easier for you too! Love the wildlife photos, you have captured that goose magnificently well, right down to those droplets of water!! Loving the macro too, so glad you did not have to take a bag of leaves with you... enjoy the snow when it comes!! Hugs, Anne xx

  23. Gorgeous card, loving all the detail. Brilliant photos too though our squirrels are driving the dogs mad at the moment as they are digging up the lawn. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

    1. HAHA, I totally know that one Angela. I've been working on training my dogs to ignore the squirrels, talk about an uphill battle! lol. Thanks so much, hugs :)

  24. Yes the dark background on your photos is really working. You definitely see more detail on your amazing card. It's great that when you put the lace on etc on we can definitely see it...You must be really pleased? Marvellous and fun shots today and I hope you get some snow soon x

  25. Fabulous card Pamellia!! I love those papers and Lisa is sure going to be delighted with this beauty! Your pics made me smile especially the sweet cardinal, make me think of how Ive felt lately...a little mussed up :) Have a super weekend!

  26. I'm LOVING your new darker scheme, I didn't realise what we were missing, your card as always is AWESOME, this so beautiful in every way, I love the colours and the perfect layering. Your photos are exquisite, loving how you have achieved the movement in each, especially the drips of water from the goose.

  27. Beautiful papers and gorgeous layers! Your details are amazing Pamellia! Love it all! The background looks great and really pops your creation out!
    your photos are awesome of all your adorable furry friends! Hehe, I get a kick out of sticken cute! Great close ups!
    Have a great day~
    Sherrie K

  28. I just adore your nature shots Pamellia, wonderful. Beautiful card as always, I like your new style pictures you seem to be able to see so much more of the lovely details
    Anne x

  29. Wonderful card!
    Have a great day

  30. Hi Pamellia
    Beautiful card with gorgeous florals.
    Lovely against the dark background.
    Hope you get your snow soon.
    Ang x

  31. hahaaaa I am still laughing at your friends- they crack me up! I love the comment and look from the Cardinal! The best!
    The shot of the goose is fabulous, Pamellia!
    As I am going backwards here, I see something about new backgrounds...I did notice this last post- yes, I like it as well!
    Beautiful card, I am all about the lavenders and purples and pinks! yum!
    Jackie xo