Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pion Design - Soft as a Songbird!

Hello Everyone!

Back with another Pion card today. This I went super soft and subtle, one of my favourite styles! I have used two collections, "The Songbird's Secret" and "Where the Roses Grow". A delightful combination with the soft greys and blues, don't ya think!


Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - Blooming Branches PD8407
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossoms PD8409
The Songbird's Secret - 6x6" Nesting Birds PD8501
The Songbird's Secret - In the Nest PD8404
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8410
Images From the Past - The Songbird's Secret PD1624
Where the Roses Grow - Time to Smell the Roses PD8210
Where the Roses Grow - Borders PD8211

The butterfly die in the background is Spellbinders Cascading Butterflies, the leaves are Cheery Lynn, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash. I hope you can see the beautiful clear decorative pins with the pearls, in the below image, they are so pretty in real life!

I haven't been outside as much I would like, apparently trekking through the mud is not really my thing. lol. Again I share some landscape photos from up north and my wildlife shots were mostly taken in December when we had some snow.

I have decided to play along over at Our Beautiful World this week. Their theme is "Outside", seems like it's right my alley! lol

For my birds today, I have this sweet little Black Capped Chickadee perched on my hand...

a beautiful female Sparrow catching some morning rays...

 and this handsome male Cardinal having a sit down in the snow...

"OK human, I gave you my very best cute face. Time for you to drop the peanuts!"

"Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light." 
Madeline L'Engle

"Please stop snowing. Please stop snowing. Please stop snowing."

For my macro today, a beautiful frozen leaf in the morning sun...

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. Your card is really lovely, one of my faves. Great photos too. It#s so cold in here I can hardly type, someone left the window open last night! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

  2. That is a great paper and colour combo Pamellia, so pretty with the little butterflies too. Great photos and a perfect bokeh effect with the last shot ;0)....brilliant! Happy's still very frosty here. Hugs xxx

  3. Absolutely stunning card, love the softness in those papers and the result is gorgeous. Your photos are, well, amazing, love them as they are so clear and the colour show up so nicely. Think you photograph perfectly. I do love the last picture with the water drop, so effective.xx{aNNie}

  4. I adore your cards, this one to! All the details and the colours are stunning :)
    Hugs from Maya

  5. Not only a Songbird, but beautiful butterflies too, it's a truly gorgeous card Pamellia, wonderfulsoft colours.
    Fantastic photos, Kate x

  6. You and Pion are the perfect team Pamellia. This card is stunning.

    Amazing photographs as always and the macro is unbelievable with the reflected circles adding interest.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous card and equally gorgeous photos! Have a wonderful day!

  8. Beautiful card, Pamellia! I am always in awe of the wonderful dimension you create on each of them. Love these fabulous photos--especially the black squirrel with the touch of sunshine on him. Have a wonderful day!

  9. The colours ARE delightful Pamellia, as is your beautiful card. The papers combine seamlessly in your wonderful designs.
    I hate sloshing about in mud too! It makes walking very unpleasant...and then there's cleaning it off the dog when we get least she has long legs and short fur...but still not a fun job!

  10. A delightful combination of beautiful papers and a delightful and beautiful card too - it is so delicate looking and yet has so much wonderful dimension. I love the little butterfly at the top and those drops that look like dew drops - gorgeous.

    Beautiful icy, sparkly snow images today and I just love those beautiful squirrel shots today, they look lovely with their fur puffed up like that. We are getting through tons of birdseed here but no sign of any squirrels yet..... Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Oh wow, this is so dreamy and gorgeous, Pamellia!! I love the papers you combined to create this beauty!! The layers are amazing and I just love, love the sweet bird!! It's so soft and romantic and stunning!! Every detail is perfection, as always!! You truly do showcase the papers perfectly!!

    I love the first shot of the icicles, even if it did make me shiver with a cold chill ;) I am in awe that the birds land in your hand!! Even more so that you can get such a beautiful shot!! The squirrel babies are adorable!! I love the one begging for it to stop snowing ;) The macro is spectacular!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. So soft and beautiful Pamellia..gorgeous colours, love the lace and the lovely bird image...gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Hi Pamellia,
    another of your very wonderful and stunning creations today.
    Those papers are certainly gorgeous.
    Love your superb design of this.
    Superb photos yet again.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Another delight, Pamellia!! So delicate and sweet card!! These papers are really fabulous, but your magic touch and the shabby style really show them so well!!
    Love, love the little bird and the super-dimensional layers with that lace!! Fabulous details! The little sweet butterflies and the white butterfly diecuts looks great! And the decorative pins are sooooo beautiful!!
    Amazing landscape and wildlife shots!! Great macro! Look at your photos is always a joy!!!
    I love expecially the birds, the squirrel and your words for them :) They always make me smile and feeling good!
    Hugs my friend! Today the spring seems just arrived here... But I don't believe it!

  15. Gorgeous, feminine and utterly beautiful, okay I am in overload its a great card.
    Wonderful winter photos, good luck when you enter these super photos in the competition.
    Yvonne xx

  16. Another gorgeous card creation Pamellia, stunning papers, beautiful colors and embelliashments..
    Wonderful photo shots!
    Pam x

  17. Beautiful blues and grays and I love the various types of butterflys on the "wood". Really lovely card Pamellia.

    And the photos are SPLENDID as always. I've never known anyone who loves cold as much as you do!!! Amazing winter scenes. Your little family is just so precious - loved meeting todays posers! Xj.

  18. Pamellia I LOVE this one!! It is EXTRA beautiful! The bird is So pretty and with the layers it gives a cool dimension that makes it look so real perched there! Of course your critter shots are always awesome. I always wonder do you spend lits of time feeding the birds so they come to sit on your hand or are you just the bird whisperer :)

  19. Gorgeous, I love this Pamellia. It looks so delicate. Hugs, Veerle

  20. Another lovely card Pamellia - the soft colours are beautiful, and I so admire the way you layer things up so beautifully.
    You don't like mud??? I wonder why ;-).
    Lovely photos of the wildlife - especially those ever so rotund squirrels.

  21. Your card like always is so soft and dreamy, - another real beauty! Your photos always take my breath away, and today is no exception! The character in those little squirrels that you manage to capture is too cute for words!

  22. A soft and dreamy card Pamellia and I just love that adorable picture of the squirrel with it's eyes shut - so cute!

  23. Anoher fabulous card Pamellia, beautiful soft colours and gorgeous glimpses of lace, pearls, clear 'water' droplets and a few strands of fibre. So very delicate.

    Wonderful wildlife shots as always. I love how you have caught all of that sharkle in the snow and those frozen moments in time. Your squirrels and birds seem to be coping well with the snow but I bet they are all pleased it has gone away.

    Have a great day.

    Dionne xx

  24. Another divine card Pamellia! So soft and dreamy and delicate with lots of delicious elements to drool over. Your posts are actually like a little treasure hunt .. each photo giving a peek of another delightful little embellie. Love, love, love it!!
    .. and then there's your photos. Absolutely stunning once again. Your sweet little birds and cute little squirrels are always such a delight to see and your landscape and macro shots are out of this world! Thank you once again for sharing. hugs xx

  25. Pamellia, I'm going to begin by saying thank you for sharing both your beautiful craftsmanship and photography with us. Every time I visit your blog I've left a better person! Your card is lovely, and you work magic with those gorgeous papers! So many pretty details to love, but the droplets and the pins are my favorite!

    FABULOUS photos! Love the landscapes; the glistening snow is so pretty! And the squirrel begging for a change in the weather is my favorite, besides the birds, of course! Amazing work, my friend! Sending my biggest hug your way!

  26. Gorgeous shabby chic card Pamellia! Love the soft tones and gorgeous lace accompanied with beautiful floral arrangement.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  27. Your layering and positioning of the elements on your card never cease to amaze me. This card is so pretty and shabby chic perfection. Hugs Mrs A.

  28. Congratulations to this great contribution !
    Wonderful photos , so nice birds, so a beautiful shabby chic card !
    I like it all.
    Greetings from Germany

  29. Sigh! so delicate and so VERY beautiful, love the pins, the details in your cards are wonderful.

    Your photos are just AMAZING. I'm so happy you have found a blog that will show your photos off.
    Big hugs

  30. Definitely soft, definitely sweet! What a lovely creation. Big hugs, Autumn

  31. A gorgeous card Pamellia, such a pretty colour combination and fabulous details as always.
    Wonderful photographs, you are a very talented photographer.

  32. Beautiful card! The colors are so lovely.

  33. My dear Pamellia, you do soft creations unlike any other! They are so unbelievably dreamy that I just want to stare at them all day. :) I love the grey and blues paired with the white flowers. The birdie is perfectly sweet and how I adore the abundance of butterflies. :) The pins you used are magical.. I absolutely love them. Gorgeous work once again, my friend! Your photography is perfection.. the sweetest and loveliest reflection of your beautiful heart. :) Thank you for the inspiration, Pamellia. Have a sparkly night. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  34. Everything on this page is STUNNING!!! :) :)

  35. More beauty in all aspects of this post Pamellia, love the delicate feminine colours of your exquisite card and your photograpns are awesome as usual. Freezing fog is just as you suggested, its now gone and our days have been grey and rainy. We have returned to wet horses and dogs!! xx

  36. Hi Pamellia
    Beautiful soft pastel shades on this elegant creation.
    Wonderful wildlife shots as always.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  37. Pamellia, I get so lost in your beautiful photos at the end. You have quite a talent with the camera hun. I hope you enter some of these stunning images into photography comps'. You so totally should!
    Your card is stunning hunny, those papers are dreamy and beautiful. The wee clock face is such a pretty touch and that sweet bird just perfect. Every little detail from the gorgeous glass drops to the stunning blooms is perfectly placed. Your cards are mini works of art hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  38. Wow, absolutely stunning soft and deliacte card, Pamellia! I can almost feel fresh spring air! What a beautiful design and layering! Brilliant, as always, my friend!
    Sorry for the lack of my visits and commenting! I had a bad flu and I am still recovering.
    No one can make wildlife shots like you do, Pamellia! It's possible to learn the technique but to love the nature and those adorable little squirrels and birds, that's something else! You made my day, again! Big hugs! Branka xx

  39. Gorgeous card once again! Fabulous photos too! Hugs, Chrisx

  40. Spring is coming, Spring is coming! Well, not in my neck of the woods but with this card design I sure feel like it could be close. Haha. Beautiful and tantalizingly titilating details about in this beautiful card. You are the master at this! I bow to thee. Lol. Seriously though-gorgeous! And of course I enjoy the pics you have shared and the little comments about the squirrels. Awesome sauce and fun! Keep em comin! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc