Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pion Design - Gingerbread Hugs

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this soft neutral card featuring the Pion Design collection "Christmas Wishes". I just love all these vintage gingerbread images, so fun that I can almost smell the gingerbread cookies in the oven!

Pion products:

Christmas Wishes - Gingerbread Land PD9803
Christmas Wishes - Snowflakes PD9809
Christmas Wishes - 6x6 Gingerbread Land PD9903
Christmas Wishes - Borders PD9811
Christmas Wishes - Tags PD9812

This is my favourite time of year for the reeds around the lake. The are so big and fluffy and they look so soft and beautiful as they sway back and forth in the wind. This shot was taken early in the morning while it was still fairly dark out.

This is only the second time I've ever captured a White Breasted Nuthatch on camera! There's not many of them around here!

~Mr Cardinal~

"Oh crap! I'm gonna need a bigger mouth!" 

"I heard you coming, you know! You're not as quiet as you think you are!" 

"Yeah yeah, good morning human. Enough chit chat, is the buffet ready or not!" 

"Oh no, you did not just say that! I thought you said you brought veggies today instead of peanuts, but you're joking right!!" 
~Princess Tabitha~

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, lacy card and wonderful photos. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  2. I LOVE your blogpost! The card is awesome and so are your photos.
    Lia xx

  3. I love this hun!!!, gorgeous colour, layering and beautiful flowers, lace and interest, so beautiful my friend, I'm having to do male cards at the minute, so no laces etc, very boring!!!! lol windy here today but hopefully drying my washing!!! he he
    Hugs Liz xx

  4. Very beautiful card today Pamellia, the colours and papers are gorgeous and your design is as always stunning.
    Love how you capture the expressions on the squirrels' faces....priceless!

  5. What a gorgeous shabby chic make! Love the color combo and all the shabby layers! What a magnificent make Pamellia!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. Oh wow!! I so love the way you layer your papers and laces, etc. Pamellia, and I really love the neutral colours too. This card looks so elegant and so beautiful!! The flowers are stunning and are my eyes deceiving me or are those real tiny foam balls you've scattered around the card .. they look fabulous!!! Pure magic!!
    Your little squirrel friends are looking lovely and plump .. guess they are ready for the cold weather when it comes. We've had some cool days down here and a bit of rain as well. Wouldn't know it was Summer at all!! Must say though, I do prefer it cool, even though I know it won't last!!
    Have a fabulous day my friend!! hugs xx!

  7. Oh wow, Pamellia, this is spectacular!! I love the colors!! The layers are so amazing!! I love the bits of beautiful laces peeking out!! Those trees are fabulous!! The flowers and all of the details - stunning!! I love this, my friend!! It's so elegant and gorgeous!!

    The picture of the reed is so peaceful and beautiful!! I have a slight obsession with ornamental grasses and have planted several around the yard :) The birds are beautiful and the squirrels are so sweet!! In my head, I hear their voices when I read your captions ;) I hope you have a wonderful day!! It's freezing here...literally. We aren't supposed to get above the freezing mark all day. Snow in the forecast for the next few days. Even though I'm not ready, winter seems to be coming anyway!! Have a great day, sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Oh, what a beautiful card, Pamellia! Love all the layers, lace and fabric flowers. Love seeing all your critter friends--makes me smile! No snow here yet. Temperatures, though, are finally getting colder. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Stunning Pamellia ! All my favourite colours and such gorgeous layering with all the lace. Your wildlife photos are so beautiful and everywhere is so calm unlike here where we are just feeling the first effects of Storm Caroline (far worse to come yet!). Jennie x

  10. Oh, yes! I love the neutral palette and of course, all your frilly layers! Great way to use those border strips, too! Those flowers are so gorgeous, and those laces and trims really steal the show! The heat with the snowflake on it is just the kind of details on your cards that make them so special to me!

    Your photos/captions are just delightful today! I especially love the cardinal doing his dance! Always a good day when I visit your inspiring blog! Sending great big hugs!

  11. PS I just had to mention those snowballs, too! Squeal!

  12. A gorgeous card, those colours you use always go so beautifully together.
    The furry and feathered friends must be waiting for you, great photos. if only they could speak to us, what would they say.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Absolutely stunning-gorgeous textured layers and embellishments--love the colour combination-love all the nature pics
    carol x

  14. OMGoodness Pamellia, your cards are ALWAYS stunning but this one - wow, wow, wow, it is truly fabulous!!! I love the colours, the wonderful design, the layering and those truly amazing snowballs. My new favourite card!! I love the quotes today, they really did make me smile - big! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Every time I pop on over your cards get more and more gorgeous!!! How is that possible?!
    Donna xx

  16. I LOVE all of your layers and the colors and the "snow!" Gorgeous as usual!

  17. Always love neutral tones and this one has such gorgeous layers! Beautifully put together like always and of course delightful photos!!

  18. Wow, your project is stunning, I love how you use so many yummy details and create such texture. Fabulous wildlife photos as ever, I just adore the squirrels x

  19. Lol Mr Cardinal made me smile . Adore your gorgeous card. The wonderful distressed layers, touches of lace and the little trees. It's all in the detail and you use detail perfectly . Stunning card, as always. Tracy x

  20. oh the Gingerbread card is just delicious!! Beautiful papers for sure!

    Again with these crazy critters- making me laugh! hey, is Mr. Cardinal on the skinny side or just the way he posed?

    1. Thanks Jackie! The Cardinal shot was taken a few weeks ago, so he hasn't put on his winter weight yet. lol. I think it's mostly his stretched out pose.

  21. Gorgeous card Pamellia, love the colour tones and beautiful papers, with your amazing layers of decorations.
    Wonderful photos, your animals are adorable.
    Hugs Pam x

  22. wow, a stunning card. I love your new style pictures you can see every detail.
    Always a pleasure to visit your blog Pamellia
    Have a good weekend, it's snowing here in the UK
    Anne x

  23. Adorable sweet card with these neutral tones, Pamellia! Love all the layers and the pine cones into the flowers center! Amazing papers too!
    The White Breasted Nuthatch seems a bird that lives in my zone, so glad to see him also with you :D The reeds, too! :)
    I'm giggling for the cardinal dance, such fun guy!! Scarlet, Winston, Teddy, Princess Tabitha... they are all so cute (and fun with your words! )
    Big hugs

  24. Another fabulous Christmas cards, what gorgeous papers and wonderful design. I love all of the lace and whispy bits, they make the card look very frosty.

    It's turned very cold here, I hope you and the squirrels are keeping warm.

    Dionne xx

  25. I saw and loved this over at Pion - I really love the gingerbread look - delicious!!
    Alison x