Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Feeling Blue

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this celebrate card that could be used for many of occasions. I love these rich blues for a feminine card, I really must purchase some more collections that have this colour in it!

The doily is cut using a Prima doily die, the tulips are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz sticker book, the filigree piece was bronze and I embossed it white, the flowers are hand made, everything else is from my stash.

I made a comment on my last post about not using my camera for a while. I apologize that I made it sound like I was ill. My health is fine and I thank everyone who sent wishes to me with regards to that. My camera issues are from a broken heart, the loss of so many of the faces you would recognize from the last couple of years. The hawks have wiped out most of my patio visitors, so I'm just taking a break.

Some photos taken earlier this winter...

A sign of the changing of the seasons... saw my first Blackbird this week
(photo from last year).

is doing great although he doesn't visit as often in the winter time.

~Baby Charlie~
is alive and well, and is all grown up. He's one of my only daily visitors left.

is moulting at the moment so he looks ridiculous, but he seems very healthy.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. 


  1. Gooooooooorgeous!!!! The shades of blue are stunning, the design is gorgeous and your nature photos are breathtaking!!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the devastation that the hawks have caused. Nature can be very cruel. On a happier note, your card is gorgeous, this rich shade of blue is wonderful xx

  3. Oh Pamellia I feel for you, to loose so many of you lovely wildlife friends is awful but I guess that's nature for you.
    A beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous, and once again so many bits of embellishmets and detail,love it, take care Kate x

  4. Very sweet and delicate card with these blue tones and the pretty papers, and LOVE your distressed layers!! I have to try on making some layers in this way! :D The doily looks wonderful as well the flowers with thath bow, the tulle and the laces!
    I'm very sad for your losses, my dear friend... :(( Nature is wonderful but cruel
    Sending heartfelt BIG HUGS to you!!

  5. Your fabulous card is a dream in blue. Sorry you are missing your little friends. Hugs, Valerie

  6. Your card is as always a work of art, fabulous layers colours and flowers.
    So sorry to read about the hawks...nature is very harsh sometimes.
    Sending hugs

  7. Beautiful love the shades of blue in this card and all the layering . Sorry to hear you lost so many of your furry friends . Hugs

  8. stunning card!
    Im so sorry for your furry friends...

  9. Oh my gosh, I love blues! This card is perfectly fabulous, Pamellia! So sorry the little ones have disappeared. I hope with spring approaching, the furry friends will return. Hugs.

  10. Oh Pamellia, I am so, so sorry about the loss of your sweet friends. I feel like crying :( Nature is amazing, but it's so unfair sometimes.

    Your card is absolutely stunning!! I love the beautiful blues!! The design is gorgeous!! Your layering is perfection, as always!! The laces, flowers and bow are so beautiful!! I love, love this, my friend!! It's so amazing!!

    Your photos are so beautiful!! You really captured the vibrancy of the Cardinal!! It's stunning!! I love seeing Baby Charlie, too!! He's adorable!! I'm sorry again for the loss of your patio pals. Sending big hugs your way :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Let me start by saying that youur card is abolutely beautiful, what a stunning colour that blue is, or rather those blue tones! I am happy to hear that your health is good, but so sad that so many of your friends have been taken by those hawks, :(

    Thank goodness you have few furry friends left stiil, sending HUGE hugs! xxxxx

  12. First of all your card looks gorgeous the blue is a lovely shade and your hand made flowers look beautiful.
    I was concerned that maybe you were poorly but after reading this post I realise that you must be feeling so lost and saddened by what has happened to your patio visitors
    Sending you hugs.
    Yvonne xx

  13. You are so right, the rich blue is so lovely for a feminine card, the papers are gorgeous and your layering of elements, as ever, is perfection!!

    I am so very sorry to hear that the hawks are taking away your beautiful furry friends, I hope that baby Charlie stays safe and well so that he can bring more of his friends to visit you! Big hugs, Anne xxx

  14. Oohh! I am in seventh heaven!! Blue is my fave colour and this card is absolutely divine Pamellia!! So soft and so pretty and the layers, as always, are perfection! Lovely lace, gorgeous doily and the filigree piece looks so pretty. I have quite a few of those in my stash but never thought to white emboss them .. brilliant!! Will be stealing that idea I'm afraid .. LOL!! Another fave!!!
    I am so sorry to hear about you losing so many of your beautiful little friends. Nature is really cruel at times. Hoping the little ones left will bring many new babies your way and that they will stay safe. Sending love and hugs xx

  15. Lovely Pamellia love and the distressed papers Faboulas design and embellishments.
    Jules xx

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  17. Another beautiful card Pamellia, love the blue for a change and those papers are exquisite
    So sad about your furry friends, we don't have the hawk problem here where I am but see so many dead on the roads which breaks my heart. People drive too fast and I'm much more at ease in Winter when I know they're tucked up safely asleep in the hedgerows
    Have a nice day
    Anne x

  18. oops, sorry I don't know how I ended up commenting twice!


  19. These colors are certainly beautiful Pammellia and hope you can find paper in these colors again! Your card is romantic and feminine and your handmade flowers are gorgeous ... lovely card!!!
    a Hawk is the instigator of the loss of your squirrel friends, you will miss them very sorry for you! big hug for you!!
    xx Gerie

  20. Your cards are work of art and absolute treasures PAmellia, this is no exception. It's GORGEOUS. I know what you mean about lack of visitors, the cats around here sit in wait just out of view of our bird table, so the birds have stopped visiting so often, I miss their visits as you do.
    PS sorry for the delay in visiting.

  21. So sad and so upsetting for you and for us. Mother Nature, at times can be so cruel x Sending hugs and love xx

  22. A beautiful card, it's such a gorgeous shade of blue.
    It's so sad that after nurturing those squirrels to have then taken like that, but unfortunately, it's nature. I have a similar situation with a sparrow hawk and I'm always devastated when I see the feathers after a 'kill'
    Avril xx

  23. Beautiful card and wonderful photo's

  24. Gorgeous card and papers even though blue you have a very feminine result,love all the distressed edges and beautiful embellishments-glad to hear you are well but sorry to hear about the hawks visits-unfortunalely nature can be very cruel
    Carol x

  25. Everything about this card takes my breath away, from the oh-so-pretty blue palette to those lovely and delicate handmade flowers! And of course, every detail in between. I love the way the rose patterned paper peeks out from behind the denim colored torn papers. Oh, I just LOVE this card--probably my favorite!

    Thank you for the wildlife photos--always look forward to what you are seeing there! Happy to hear your lack of photo sessions is not your health, but sad you are not being inspired by your environment. Why not come to NC to see some new species???? Ha! Ha! Sending you big hugs!

  26. Love the blue/cream colors Pamellia - that soft netting edge is so pretty with the big bow and lovely doily! Unfortunately, all of Gods animals have to eat, so sad to lose such sweet animal friends - at least animals don't kill for sport - they just do it to survive. I realized that when Kent and I went on safari in Kenya - and saw some very thin big cats who had not found a kill for several weeks.

  27. Beautiful colour scheme hun, all your cards look so gorgeous, fab layers and detail, hope your ok, hugs Liz xx

  28. What gorgeous blues! This card is such a wonderful combination of those papers and your special way of finding the perfect combination of flowers, ribbons etc ! Pleased you are not ill but so sorry for the loss of your visitors to the hawks! I love seeing hawks flying but sad when I find a heap of feathers in the garden at our caravan! Take care and hope you will pick up your camera soon! Big hugs, Chrisx

  29. Another stunning card, love those deep blues. Thanks for sharing those stunning photos too x

  30. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about the hawks, nature can be so cruel and it is heartbreaking.

    Your card is beautiful, all of your designs are so stunning. The trouble with playing catch-up is that after a while your running out of words to say how amazing your designs are. The soft blues are gorgeous with all of the white bits and bobs.

    Dionne xx

  31. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry that some of your friends have fallen.
    Nature can be wonderful and cruel in equal measure.
    Beautiful card in a lovely shade of blue.
    Hope that you have the heart to take your camera out again soon.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x