Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ribbons & Bows

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing something a little brighter and shinier than my normal card. That's what's so fun about Christmas, you can whip out the spots and stripes, and throw glitter everywhere!! This card features some fun papers from Canvas Corp Brands.

For this card I used a heavier plastic mesh instead of the normal tulle. I took my heat gun and curled up all the edges for a fun effect. The snow is DecoArt SnowTex covered in Glamour Dust glitter. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash.

So on Thursday I'm drinking my coffee and out of the corner of my eye, I see movement outside. I turn my head and to my surprise, it's snowing!!! I jumped up, ran to the closet and pulled out all my camera gear. It took two minutes, but it was already too late, the snow was done. lol. Oh well, it's a step in the right direction.

"Excuse me Miss, I heard a rumour that you're in charge around here. So why don't you do something about this rain already!" 
~Red Breasted Nuthatch~

"I agree with the Nuthatch lady, turn off the rain already!" 
~Miss Woodpecker~

"Holy dickens, is that avocado I see on the buffet! It must be my birthday or something" 

"I would like to thank the panel of judges, my friends and family, and of course, the peanut lady!" 

I would like you all to meet Dolly P. She is one of the babies that has taken up residence in my patio couch cushion. I named her after Dolly Parton because of her curly blonde highlighted tail. She is super tiny and I've been trying to help her gain a little weight with a special diet. See how big her feet look, that's how tiny she is! She is such a 'doll'!

"Don't just stand there, hand me a wipe! THERE'S CRUMBS ON MY ARM!" 
~The Cute Twin~

I was so excited to finally see some frost outside last week because I got a chance to play with my large macro lens again (remember the rice sized bug?). I can get much closer and get better detail with this lens, but it's much harder to use, so I'm very happy with my shot.

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, love all the layers. Wonderful photos as always. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Gorgeous card hun, are you safe with that glue gun? lol I know I'm not he he, loving all the layers again and the dash of red really makes it pop, we had snow for all of two seconds too then hailstones then sleety rain, all disappeared,now just dull grey skies and an odd flake now and again, that small if you blink you miss it, I want to build a SNOWMAN!!!!!!!!! Lol, hugs Liz xx

  3. I’m loving the drama of this fab card Pamellia, the black really makes it very striking
    Donna xx

  4. Wow! I really don't know how you do it Pamellia but you come up with something spectacular every time you post!! This card is out of this world!! I love the colours!! Although I'm a traditional girl where Christmas is concerned, this card has just knocked my sox off!!! So dramatic and so totally beautiful!!! I've stayed away from snow on my cards this year because we're in the middle of summer down here at Christmas time, but I think I'm going to use it again next year because I so love the look of the snow on your cards!!
    I am in love with Dolly P. How gorgeous is she?? Cannot believe that tail .. so beautiful!! Really, I am in love with all of your little friends. They are all so adorable and you capture them so beautifully with your camera. Thank you for sharing and giving us a little taste of their world.
    Have a fabulous day!! hugs xx

  5. What a stunning piece Pamellia..gorgeous papers,FABulous design and love the red and all the wonderful details..I love your new friend Dolly P too, saying her cute.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Pamellia, you never cease to amaze me! The card is beautiful! I'm sorry the snow didn't last longer but it's a good sign we're going in the right direction. That sweet baby squirrel is adorable as are all the animals. Amazing details on the frost, too.

  7. So, so stunning! I love the black, white and beautiful pops of red - this will be a real mantlepiece pleaser for sure! The design is wonderful!

    I am in love with Dolly P, she really is adorable with that gorgeous tail, the feet did make me smile though, they are huge!! Sorry about the snow, I wish I could send you ours, we are just not equipped over here for snow and it is pandemonium here in some place and we only have an inch so far! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Stiffer mesh..I was wondering how you managed to get such beautiful layering with tulle :D Gorgeous Christmas card!

  9. What a lovely Christmas card Pamellia the greys and red look fab together. Love Dolly Parton, what a cutie. We have had snow here today too and it's bitterly cold. Luckily I have a crafting day indoors tomorrow so if it snows overnight I can sit tight. Keep snug xxx

  10. A fabulous card Pamellia, love the B/W colour combo with the red. Wonderful photos too.
    Avril xx

  11. Fantastic colours on this wonderful card Pamellia, those papers are stunning, love how you layered up and lots of snow with glitter.
    Wonderful photo shots today.
    Hugs Pam x

  12. Wow, what a stunning card!! I love the black, gray and white with the pops of red!! It's so beautiful!! The heavier mesh looks so fabulous!! The layers are amazing, as always!! It's truly a wintry, Christmasy work of art, Pamellia!!

    Oh my goodness, how absolutely adorable is Dolly P??!! I just want to hug her!! Those big feet make me smile!! And what a beautiful tail!! All of the photos are so beautiful!! The macro is amazing!! You and I have different reactions to snow...I run screaming when I see it ;) We had a very light dusting yesterday but thankfully, it didn't stick around. I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope you get some snow (and keep it all up there ;) Big hugs, sweet friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Fabulous colours, the grey, white and red are so striking, LOVE that combo and of course all the little details like usual. But my favourite bit of this post was the photos and the wonderful captions you always dream up, and ohhh that Dolly P is such a cutie!! Glad to hear you are looking after her, she sure looks as if she needs it....

  14. Love the candy cane stripes on this fab card Pamellia. Beautiful photography and little Dolly P is adorable xx

  15. Another stunning project, I love those crisp stripes against the distressing. Dolly P is just adorable, I hope she continues to build up with your help before the winter sets in properly x

  16. You are a vintage queen's always so much joy on your blog!!!
    Fabulous card and it!
    xx Gerie

  17. Its a stunning card, the Red bow and trims look gorgeous.
    Dolly P is so cute, I'm sure you will be doing all you can to help her thrive.
    The photos were all great.
    Yvonne xx

  18. A very stylish card, with your own precious style and a lot of wonderful layers and embellishments! Love the colors combo and the plastic mesh instead the tulle looks amazing with the curled edges!! Love the big grey topper with the sentiment! Such fabulous piece of art is it!!
    Your photos and your words for your friends always put a smile on my face. Thanks so much for this! :) Dolly P. is really so tiny, hope that she'll become a bit more fat with your special diet :) She is a delightful cute squirrel, as well Missy, Rocky and The Cute Twin.
    You have rain, and here too! A lot of rain, we have a Weather Alert, so tomorrow school will be closed (Yay! :D )perhaps I will have a bit of time for crafting LOL :D

  19. Beautiful card, fabulous design and I love the bolder colours!
    I think the UK has your snow....not too bad here in SE but pretty heavy (for us) further north!

  20. Oh wow!!! This is gorgeous!!! Love the color combo! This looks amazing!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  21. Another beauty Pamellia.all those snowy frosty colours with that splash of warm red.
    Another cracker. Gorgeous pics. We have had our first bit of snow this weekend.
    Jules xx

  22. WOW! That ice shot is amazing!! You can see the actual crystals!! Great work Pamellia!!

    Your card is exquisite I love the pops of red- perfect!!
    Hoping you get your snow soon- I know how you love it! heehee
    Jackie xo

  23. I Loooove your card. So many unexpected surprises just like Christmas. Cool bird pics Pamellia. omg Miss Dolly is too cute. Her feet are way too big for her kinda like the other Dolly's " a-hems" are too big for her. ;) te-he Youre doing great with the new macro lens.....fab shot of frost. Happy Christmas to and all the critters!

  24. I always get a treat when I visit your blog Pamellia, a beautiful card and amazing pictures
    I love Dolly P, what a darling, and that tail... wow

    Anne x

  25. Your crystal like frost detail in your photograph complements the presentation of your card. Welll done!!!

  26. I do agree about Christmas being that bit more extravagant - it's one of the few times I crack open the sparkliness! Love your funky card, really bold and eye-catching, but with all your glorious trademark layers and dimension and general fabulousness... same goes for the photography too, of course.
    Alison x

  27. Love every shabby chic detail on your card Pamellia. Haven't popped in for a while and off to see all I have missed. Must get into doing more shabby chic as I really love it. Thanks for the inspiration sweets.

    Love Dolly P, hope she is still gaining weight.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  28. Oh, my, Pamellia! What a drop-dead-gorgeous card! I love the black/white/grey combo with those wonderful splashes of red. Be still my heart! Every single last detail on this layered card goes perfectly with the next--the candy cane straw, the baubles and pins, the flowers, the greenery dripping with snow and ice...oh, I could go on and on, but oh, so short on time!

    Love your captions, sweetie! They and the wildlife that speaks such funny words make my day! What a delicate little baby squirrel! How sweet is Dolly P! I'm sure she's going to grow under your loving care.

    Sending big hugs your way. We are cold here today, just a couple days too late for that dumping of rain we received this weekend. But we are in the 60's again tomorrow! I'm sure it will be shorts weather by Christmas! It will surprise me if we ever get snow on Christmas.

  29. I do not believe that you throw ANYTHING together! Your layers, embellishments, colors, papers, shapes, always look specially chosen and carefully placed. In fact, I have seen those magical fingers in action, so I KNOW you LOVINGLY place each goodie in just the right place, tucking ribbons and lace sweetly here and there. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your sweet friends, too. Merry Christmas, Pamellia. xx

  30. I agree with Donna, adorable card, I love the fabulous papers and your super fun straws - they look like candy canes. Great embellishments and gorgeous big red bow.

    I think I have fallen in love with Dolly P, isn't she cute and what a tail.

    Dionne xx

  31. Pamellia, this is stunning hunny! I LOVE the striking colours in this divine creation. You really do have a magical touch with this style of crafting. I can only stand in awe of your skills. Breathtaking hunny, honestly. Wishing you happy days in this new year. Hope you're keeping well in the Winter chill. Your photos are stunning hunny as always! Love the fluffy Winter tail on that sweet squirrel. Hugs, Wends xoxo