Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Let it Snow

Hello Everyone!

Something a little different today, I'm going NEON! One thing I love about making Christmas cards is that I can whip out the bright colours and not feel like I've betrayed the shabby chic in me!

The papers are from Canvas Corp and My Mind's Eye, the snowflakes are Cheery Lynn, the Happy Holidays sticker is from Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chat book, the wood reindeer is DeSerres, the green plaid ribbon is May Arts, the pearls are from My Ducks Doodahs, and the soft white snow is Flower Soft. Everything else is from my stash. I really don't use pom pom trim enough, love it!

Nothing new to report with the weather. It's still way too warm here to be getting any snow, but we sure have gotten a lot of rain. It's been very overcast and the trees are pretty much all naked now, but thankfully I still have some colourful autumn photos to share!

For my birds today, this elusive female Cardinal...

and a handsome Blue Jay...

"Holy crap my human, you are super tall when you stand up!" 
~Big Kate~

"Oh, hey there human. Do a gal a favour and toss another nut will ya. I lost mine in these dang leaves!" 

"I think she sees me, she's looking right at me! Why doesn't she throw me a peanut already!"

"Oh, hey human. You're back again! You must really enjoy laying in the mud huh?" 
~One Eyed Willamina~

For my macro today, this very fun fungi growing on a fallen tree trunk.

That's it for today. Thank you to everyone who left a comment telling me about their bird feeders and the food they leave for the squirrels! It makes me so happy to know that some of the animals out there will have less of a struggle this winter, it's a hard season to survive when you're that small!


  1. Love it Pamellia love the colours you gave used, xxx

  2. Beautiful card, love that you used different colours. Great photos as always. Hug, Valerie

  3. OMG.....I am very beautiful...even in this colors....I wouldn't have thought of using them but it turned out fantastic. Thank you for this inspiration.
    xxx Plony

  4. Faboulas Pamellia. The colours look great and a little different from traditional.
    Gorgeous layers and depth with attention to details. Inspiration at a touch.
    Love the pics.
    Jules xx

  5. Great to see the neon colours and love the cute reindeer and the gorgeous ribbon...A beautiful card and so gorgeous x Loving the animal shots and love how Scarlets amazing tail just framed her x Very wet here too x

  6. Every time I come here, I am SO WOWED!! Love your amazing work and the fantastic photos...always so inspiring!!
    :) Karen

  7. Even though the colors may not be shabby chic, you continue to make everything look fantastic! Love it! Sweet photos of the critters. Whatever happened to Happy Harry?

    1. Thanks so much Patty. Oh yes, Happy Harry, he was so sweet! He just stopped coming one day. The sad truth is that squirrels don't survive long in the wild between the cars, the cats and the raptors. I like to think that when my friends disappear that they found a better home somewhere, it's the only way I can sleep at night. hugs :)

  8. Wow hun stunning colourways!!!!!!!!!!!! wouldn't have thought of these colours for Christmas but they go fabulously for it, gorgeous design as usual, oh those photos of yours are to die for, ..... it's very warm here too with lots of rain!!!!!! so drenched there and back to school, oh the joys!!!!!!!! lol hugs Liz xx

  9. Oh my gosh, only you could make neon look so elegant and stunning, Pamellia!! Wow!! This is amazing!! I love the layers and the papers you used!! The pom pom trim is so perfect!! Each shabby detail is gorgeous!! The little deer is such a sweet touch!! I love this!! It's spectacular!!

    Absolutely adorable pictures!! Big Kate is the cutest!! And how adorable is Ginger!! Oh, I can't wait to see pictures of Zippy and Dolly P!! I haven't even seen them and I love them already!! I bet they are so precious!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend!! Sending lots of big hugs your way :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. An absolute favorite!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and hugs, Autumn

  11. Beautiful bright colours today Pamellia but still that beautiful and classy style..GORgeous card with wonderful dimension..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Wow! What a brilliant colour combination! Such gorgeous layers too! Great photos but it's that bluejay that gets me every time! Hugs, Chrisx

  13. Stunning card Pamellia, absolutely love the colour combination. Fabulous photos.
    Avril xx

  14. Wowser I just love this colour combo Pamellia. The pom pom trim is such a fun detail and I adore the stripy rolled straws, you are so clever!! xx

  15. What a fun holiday card Pamellia! Love the color combo and your bravery to put it together.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. Oh what a gorgeous card, the black gives it such a sense of drama and the green is just gorgeous. The snowflakes are stunning and I just love the pom poms. An absolute delight of a card!

    Beautiful photos of the birds and furry creatures, I am totally in love with Big Kate and I can just imagine her saying those words too - lol! Your macro is brilliant, as always!

    We are experiencing a much colder spell here at the moment, not wintry here either but lots of rain and wind. It must be such a thrill to have the new furry babies on your patio - the animals sure do place a lot of trust in you, which is just so lovely!!!! Enjoy! Hugs, Anne xxx

  17. I love this one Pamellia you really rock neon and it works so well with the black.Fab! I always smile at your raccoon photos as we don't see them here and they look so cute. Enjoy the end of November, perhaps you may have snow in December? Hugs xxx

  18. Lovely photos today Pamellia, I always smile at the words you add.
    I love the neon you added to the gorgeous card, beautiful layers and details as always.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Lovely colours today Pamellia, so different from you, but stunning with those amazing layers and wonderful pompoms..
    Great photo shots .
    Hugs Pam x

  20. I have never tough that black can be so beautiful for a Christmas card, you always stunning me with your talent! Love the colors combo and all the amazing details of your shabby card! Such wonderful frosty feel and sparkling! The bright green is just perfect for a festive look! LOVE your snow and the pom pom trim!!!
    Super cute birdie, they always make me smile! Big Kate has two cute eyes, love her! :) And Ginger too, oh, how sweet is! Such wonderful tail has dressed Scarlet! Amazing shoots of the wood plants!
    Big hugs my friend! Here no more rain, only big clouds.

  21. This is gorgeous Pamellia (as always!) but the mix of those colours is just stunning! As usual I love all your fabulous layers but the addition of the pom pom trim is just amazing (must dig mine out!).
    Your photography is always a delight to see - what a fabulous environment you live in. We have the dramatic vistas but not the furry animals so I really enjoy seeing them. Jennie x

  22. Well Pamellia this certainly is different, but no matter what you do, the results are always beautiful... Your wild life photos are absolutely amazing today, you really are a pro, they have the complete wow factor and really express your love for nature and all things wild, just stunning!!!!

  23. What gorgeous colours!! I love the design, the layers and the snow is perfect! A real treat for the eyes... Of course it goes withut saying that I adore those photos!

  24. Wow, I love the pop of green, just stunning. Of course your wildlife photos are wonderful, I love how you capture their expressions x

  25. WOW! Fabulous creation! You are the Queen of Layering!! Absolutely beautiful!

  26. Stunning in neon! Love the touches of black...very dramatic. Great wild life pics as usual. I'm love with Gungers little tuffs of red fur on her ears. And by the way, loved the previous card too. Have a wonderful weekend. It's turkey day here. Hugs

  27. Sigh - simply indescribably incredible are your photos of wildlife - I love joining you on your excursions, and sharing your love for all the beauty and Life throughout your walks, Pamellia. Thank you for always bringing me along. Your green and black combo today look fabulous! Loving all your textures and fun elements - especially those tiny pom-poms on three layers! Beautiful creation! thank you for your email - will try to answer later - I am putting my tree up today (hopefully) and will now think of you as I decorate LOL - lots of love! xx

  28. Fabulous layers of lovliness-great dramatic colour combination black and zingy green-love all your texture and more great wildlife pics
    Carol x

  29. So gorgeous, and LOVE that green. Fabulous layers that you always do so well. Great photos that racoon!

  30. Absolutely stunning card Pamellia, beautifully designed and your colours are amazing, love the layout, and your friends are the cutest, Kate x

  31. Oh Pamellia, I absolutely love this one! So gorgeous and the colours are so lovely.

    I read my son the post about you hand feeding blue jays and other birds. He just grunted and walked away. lol He's still enjoying your photos though! (:

  32. Wow I’m loving the zesty zing of this wonderful card Pamellia, really striking effect. Ha ha glad to see the animals are looking good too ;)
    Donna xx

  33. Wowsers!! This is more than stunning Pamellia!! I would never have thought to use these colours for Christmas but they work beautifully and are absolutely gorgeous!! I really love that pom pom trim .. such a fun element and a perfect addition to this bright and bubbly, beautiful card. Loooveee it!!
    Spectacular photos once again!! Those eyes on Big Kate! and the shot of Scarlett with her big bushy tail is just brilliant!! My hubby is hooked on your photos too now, he says to tell you he thinks they are awesome!!!
    Our weather has been quite hot this last week. We did get a little rain yesterday but it is still quite warm and now muggy as well. Would have been nice if it had cooled down a bit. Ah well, not much we can do except endure!! LOL!! Have a wonderful day my friend!! hugs xx

  34. This card is just beautiful, what a fabulous colour combination and only you could make black look so pretty.
    Wonderful pictures as always, we don't get cardinals or blue jays in the UK, and as for Big Kate - wow is that a racoon? we don't have those either, what a beautiful face, those eyes :)

    Anne x

  35. Oh Yes!! That card is marvelous!!! LOVE those colors- that neon makes me happy!!
    Your photos are beautiful- that first one of the teasels is my favorite- beautiful work Pamellia! xoxo

  36. This card just presses all my buttons, Pamellia! I love the sense of fun and whimsy, with the soft snow, the straws, pom poms and that sweet green (squeal!) deer! This is going down as my favorite this year, but lucky me, I still have plenty of catching up to do!

    Wow, your shots of the wildlife are truly amazing; I especially love the cardinal! What a beautiful creature! Was thinking last night how I miss seeing your coffee and after dinner shots. Sending more hugs and now we are off to the beach to watch the "super moon" rise.

  37. Different but gorgeous, I love the chalkboard and lime green look. I would never have the courage to try that but it looks amazing.

    I have not started my Christmas cards yet this year - still looking for my mojo but this card is doing something for me.

    Dionne xx