Sunday, February 25, 2018

Pion Design - Blue Beauty for Mom

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card featuring the Pion Design collections "Days Gone By" and "Our Furry Friends". I love the blue flowers and elegant damask designs, so wonderfully feminine!

Pion products:

Days Gone By - Hope and Dreams PD10002
Days Gone By - Lovely Days PD10003
Days Gone By - Borders PD10011
Our Furry Friends - You've Got Mail PD12002

The wood chippies are all from Scrapiniec, the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon is hand dyed seam binding, the pearls are from The Ducks Doodahs, and everything else is from my stash.

The rain has melted all of our snow away, but I have complete confidence that it will snow again before this season is over. After all, it's only February and this IS Canada!! tee hee. Til then, some photos from when the world was white!

It's always such a treat to see one of the female Cardinals come out to say hello. Such a beautiful girl!

Hello little Nuthatch. Whatcha looking at up there?

"OK, if you're done with all the baby talk, can you feed me now."
~Mary Gold~

"Hmmm, you look harmless enough, although you do have funny hair!"
~a trail friend~

"Emergency! Emergency! We're almost out of pecans on the buffet!" 
~my best bud Crazy Karen~


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. My dear Pamellia, your card has wrapped me up in all things happy! What a stunning use of these papers (dreamy damask!) and I always adore your layered trims. It's rare to see such dark blue... it's gorgeous. The cluster of sweetness adorning the frame makes it all the lovelier. Truly divine!
    Your photography forever inspires my heart! I adore your sweet friends and am always enamored with your landscapes. Gorgeous, precious friend! Have a wonderful day. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  2. Wonderful cards and adorable photos. Enjoy your snow, rather you than me! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Another Beauty Pamellia all those gorgeous embellishments and Faboulas design which you create.
    No snow here but very cold.
    Jules xx

  4. Beautiful as always Pamellia, there is so much to see and the wooden chippies and
    other embellishments are gorgeous! It has become an elegant and lovely female mother's day card! Have a nice Sunday and enjoy the snow....In Holland it's freezing, bbbrrr so cold!
    Gerie xx

  5. Wowser! This card is stunning, beautifully designed and layered up with all those delicious elements, I absolutely love the blues, particularly that deep dark blue...gorgeous!
    Freezing cold here...we're waiting for the snow!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is stunningly beautiful Pamellia!! I LOOOVE the colour palette!! I think you know that blue is my fave colour and I adore the dark blue accents on this card .. simply divine!!!! A stunning design and so beautifully assembled. Love the papers, love the pearls and I adore the lace and the ribbon and the little butterfly. So much to see and admire! Absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!! My new fave of yours!!
    As always, I so adore your photo!! The snowy landscape is gorgeous as is the female cardinal. Crazy Karen is so adorable .. look at those gorgeous bright eyes!! Yes, I do love her as I love all your photos!!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend!! hugs xx

  7. A gorgeous card Pamellia. I love the blue colours. Beautiful design with the layers and I love the dark blue lace. Stunning!! Great photos as well. hugs, Marlies

  8. Great design, love all the layers and the embellies, especially the big gem and the gorgeous hanging lace! Sweet roses and wood embellishment, ad the lace are so classy!
    How many snow in your zone! The landscape seems a dream... :)
    You have been lucky to meet your friend but they have been lucky to found you and your peanuts!! ;)
    LOVE Crazy Karen!!! How sweet, fun and precious she is! Just adorable!

  9. What a fantastic, beautiful card, Pamellia! I love all the lace, chipboard and beautiful papers. I wish I lived further north so I could have a better chance of getting snow! All we have been having is a chilly rain. Your outdoor photos make me happy. Love those sweet critters especially that photo of Crazy Karen--it totally brightened my day! Hugs!

  10. Wow, absolutely stunning, Pamellia!! The amazing layers are so gorgeous!! I love the laces and the key and the flowers and every single detail!! The blue is beautiful!! It's so, so spectacular, my friend!! I love it!!

    Your wintry shot is beautiful!! I love looking at the snow as long as I don't have to be in it ;) The birds are gorgeous!! And on my gosh, Crazy Karen is the sweetest!! I love that smile!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my friend!! Happy Sunday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. What a stunning card Pamellia, I love all the layers ans the gogeous lace and gauze. You always have so much detail to see on your wonderful cards, love it.
    More gorgeous photos, the female Cardinal is amazing, Kate x

  12. A super feminine and truly stunning card, your mum is lucky and is going to love it for sure!
    Your winged and furry friends are delightful the way you have captured them!
    Have a happy week with hopefully some snow in it :o)

  13. Stunning Mothers Day card Pamellia, miss my Mum so much to make her a card.
    Beautiful papers and layers.
    Brilliant photo shots.
    Hugs Pam x

  14. That really is a stunning Mother's Day card, the papers are beautiful and I love the darker elements that you added, they stand out beautifully and that blue gem in the centre of the flower is just gorgeous!

    Crazy Karen is always so adorable to see and the female Cardinal is gorgeous, she has some lovely colour about her.

    It seems that winter is arriving again here this week too but I doubt we will get the kind of beautiful snow in your photograph! Hope you have a good week my friend. Hugs, Anne xx

  15. An absolutely stunning card for Mothers Day, this will be treasured.
    I loved today's photos and Crazy Karen is a star. It almost looks like she is talking to you.
    Yvonne xx

  16. Oh My! A gorgeous card and such beautiful colours! We have bad weather warning for this week - maybe some snow but very cold(although probably not as cold as Canada!!) Loving those snowy pics!! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. Absolutely gorgeous texture and feminine elements love the toches of black and great nature pics been absolutely freezing here last couple of days
    Carol x

  18. WOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!! This is one GORGEOUS card Pamellia! I love those papers and all the gorgeous lace!! What a treat for the eyes my friend!!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  19. Oh I love this Pamellia, blue is my fave colour and the contrasts on this are stunning. Guess what's snowing here today! The south of England will grind to a halt as it always does when the snow falls but it is pretty! Keep snug, you have REAL snow! xxx

  20. Love your card hun, fab colourway too, the chipboard looks fab painted white, I must start using mine more, we have a few flakes of snow this morning, blink and you miss them but hey as I've said before it's snow right? it does give more for the next couple of days but we shall see Lol xx!!

  21. Hi Pamellia,
    another very superb creation made so beautifully too.
    Love everything about this gorgeous creation.
    Can't remember seeing a blue creation before, but then my memory isn't too good these days.
    You always put so many wonderful layers to admire.
    As always your photos are soooooooooo! exceptional.
    We have had small flurries of snow today.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. So VERY Beautiful Pamellia, the darker lace is quite unusual for you methinks? I LOVE it and so many details to admire. Great photos as always.

  23. Hi there Pamellia!! It's been way too long since I've indulged in the pleasure of visiting your gorgeous blog! Your Mother's Day card is STUNNNING...what a beautiful feast for the eyes! Absolutely have missed your trail side conversations...LOVE your darling friends! I DO hope that you're wrong about the snow sayin'!! Wishing you a wonderful day!
    Take care,

  24. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog Pamellia, I'm going to have a catch up on the cards and pictures I've missed.
    Love the unusual colourway you used on this, so pretty, and as always some beautiful details.
    We have snow and freezing temperatures forecast here in the UK this week, wish us luck, we don't cope with it very well!!

    Anne x

  25. I've had a browse through the posts I missed Pamellia. Your work is such a treat for the eyes but I have to be honest I come here for the wildlife shots now as much as the cards!
    I'm delighted to see miss Dolly P looking healthy, what an amazing job you did that must feel so good. I really hope to see soon that Rocky is on the mend too :o)
    oh and before I go, congratulations on getting published, well deserved

    Anne xx


  27. So beautiful with the touches of blue and black!

  28. Gorgeous! I love the colours, especially the pops of dark blue. And that key is so pretty! Such lovely lace and die cuts too.

  29. Such an elegant card Pamellia! One every Mom would love!

    Your furry friends look to be surviving the winter well with your help and mothe natures kinder weather!
    No snow here- Yay! Flowers are popping and I am hoping for early spring! (sorry)

  30. I am almost all caught up - phew! And what an amazing card this is, I love the baby blues white and black, what an amazing combination, it reminds me of some of the Victorian things I have seen. Lucky mum I say.

    Have a great week.

    Dionne xxx

  31. Oh what a wonderful card Pamellia - love those fabulous dark blue flowers!! You photos are stunning too. We are officially on our last day of summer here....

  32. Yes I sure do love Crazy Karen and I sure do love this card. Absolutely stunning x

  33. Being partial to blue I just love this card! And the bits of black really pop. Who,doesn't love crazy Karen.?! I look closer at our squirrels because of your posts/pics. Ours down here are kinda small with thin wispy tails. Hope your well in the mend after that bout with the flu. Hugs

  34. Yum! I love it when you do blue! The contrast of the dark elements really sets those papers off beautifully!

    Love seeing your snowy pics (and the fur babies, of course!) We went from horrible Arctic cold to a sweaty summer day in less than 12 hours! I really will take the cold over that dreadful heat any time! Where did SPRING go???? Hugs!

  35. Hi Pamellia
    Apologies for my absence but a time thief has been stalking me and the kitties have kept me busy.
    What a glorious card to celebrate Mother's Day. I'm sure that it will be treasured.
    Thank you for the shout out with the pearls and super feathered and furry pics as always.
    Ang x