Monday, December 4, 2017

Joyeux Noel

Hello Everyone!

Back to Christmas today! I really can't get enough of these Lemoncraft papers sent to me by the very talented Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts. These papers are from the "Christmas Carols" collection and you can purchase them at Lisa's Etsy shop here.

It's been a while since I entered a challenge, but I thought I would throw my hat in the ring over at Noor! Design this month. The theme is Anything Goes.

The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the frame is made from a Martha Sterwart mold and hot glue and then painted white, the mini clothes pin is from Canvas Corp and everything else is from my stash.

This time of year is the best time for fog. I think a misty morning is one of my favourite things, and it makes for great photos because you can't see the row of houses behind the trees or the apartment building on the horizon! This shot was taken before the sun came up so it's not the best quality, but I just couldn't resist the spooky and yet ever so peaceful ambience.

A sweet little Sparrow trying to get a bit of sun. Can you see the one in the background? Busy morning!

"Yes, I know, I'm gorgeous. Its my best winter outfit and it still fits like a glove!" 
~Miss Starling~

"Thanks for the peanut human. Any chance you can do something about the rain!" 
~Mr Blue Jay~

"Aaaaaaa, you gave me a peanut, I posed for a picture... at this point I feel like you're just stalking me!" 

"OK, where are you hiding the good stuff, these pistachios are way tiny!" 
~Shelley Bee~

Does everyone remember wee Baby Charlie Brown? Well he's not a baby anymore and he's developed quite the attitude! He is very territorial and doesn't like any other squirrels approaching me and he'll chase them away, all the way down the tree. On one hand it's super cute that he wants all the attention and nuts, but on the other hand I feel I've raised a spoiled teenager! Lol

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 the beautiful papers, layers and embellies. Fantastic photos, too, we had fog and snow at the weekend here. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Gorgeous always, beautifully designed and embellished, love the snowy feel to this one!
    Wonderful photos too, the birds are so beautiful and the squirrels entertaining as always, had to laugh about Charlie Brown, the spoiled teenager!

  3. Yet another gorgeous card hun, nice colours for a Christmas card, loving your hot glue embellishment may just have to try that one, which glue gun do you have and is it any good? lol lovely nature photo's again hun, closest I get to any, lol
    hugs Liz xx

    1. Thanks Liz. It's just a regular old glue gun that I get at the discount store and I use regular old glue sticks. lol.

  4. Gorgeous and so festive card Pamellia! Love the abundance of shabby chic layers! What a glorious creation!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. That is one fabulous morning shot Pamellia, very earie.
    Your card is exquisite, loving all the layers and embellishments you've used.
    More gorgeousness with your wildlife photos, Kate x

  6. Everything just perfect Pamellia. Gorgeous crisp and snowy Faboulas Card For Christmas.
    Great pics
    Jules xx

  7. Oh my wow, this is stunning, Pamellia!! You have showcased the papers so beautifully!! I love the amazing layers and the gorgeous trims!! I know I say this all the time, but it takes me so long to comment because I can't quit looking at the pictures!! Absolutely, spectacularly gorgeous!! I love, love it!! And thank you again for the shout out :)

    That first shot is amazing!! It looks like the cover of a mystery novel...all suspenseful and mysterious!! What lurks in that fog??!! The birds are beautiful!! Scarlet and her hairy ears makes me smile!! And how adorable that Charlie Brown wants you all to himself!! He's too cute!! I hope you have a wonderful week, dear friend!! It's almost 70 here today but we'll be in the 30's by Wednesday. Oh joy!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. The papers are indeed beautiful and in your hands they are amazing! I always love your layering and those fabulous pom poms are an absolute delight! Gorgeous!!

    How adorable is Charlie Brown? Sounds like he is jealous and wants you (and the food) all to himself, that is just so sweet. Love your 'misty' shot, very ethereal and very beautiful... Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very super and stunning card and your design is ace as always.
    Love the wonderful colours and the gorgeous flowers and tule.
    As ever your photos are excellntly captured, and bring the wildlife and brids to life for me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Stunning card Pamellia, love these pretty papers..all your wonderful layers and gorgeous decorations.
    Fabulous photo shots.
    Hugs Pam x

  11. You showcase these pretty papers perfectly Pamellia, such a lovely card...the moulded frame and little peg are super accents. I LOVE the fog atmospheric..great to see your woodland friends posing so beautifully for you! Hugs xxx

  12. Another stunning layered and designed card. You have so many wonderful ideas your cards never fail to inspire.
    I loved the photos especially the teenager, it must be hard not to smile at this one chasing away the other squirrels.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Your card is so elegant Pamellia, I’m in awe of all your luscious layers! Yep that’s one spoilt teenager you’ve raised there!!
    Donna xx

  14. Oh wow, another beauty of a card, Pamellia! Lucky people on your mailing list! Love the shabbiness of it and all the pretty lace trims. We've had a few foggy mornings this past week also. It almost reminds me of snow approaching! Cold weather is due back here on Wednesday. Fantastic photos and details. I'm amazed at the Starling--ours here are somewhat plan looking.

  15. Oh yes! Those papers are gorgeous Pamellia, and you know just how to showcase them too! Loving all the layers, the beautiful laces and those gorgeous pom pom trims! Stunning creation as always.
    Your misty landscape is awesome .. as you said, so eerie and yet so peaceful! Love your sweet Charlie Brown . he even looks mischievous .. LOL!! Fabulous photos once again.
    Have a terrific day my friend!! hugs xx

  16. Beautiful papers Lisa sent and you made a incrediblely beautiful card Pamellia! the laces and distressing all compound the beauty! You always amaze me with your critter pic, they are delightful!

  17. Those papers are indeed stunning peeping through between all those beautful layers of laces and trims! The captions underneath your photos always make my day, sweet Charlie Brown is such a character, who can blame him he wants you all to himself.... And that misty firsts shot is so full of mystery, - love it!

  18. Those papers are gorgeous, but made even more lovely at your crafty hands! Love all the trims and the frame surrounded by the basket filler, and most of all that vintage looking bow--just beautiful!

    Always love the photos--bring 'em on! The foggier the better! That is one mysterious looking walkway! We have been getting the foggy mornings, but I don't see it the way your camera does! Shelly Bee couldn't be sweeter! I wonder if Charlie Brown ever tries to get in the house? Roger (cat) is pretty territorial, and sweetly (read manipulative) aggressive (but not harmful at all) and tries to bully me out of my computer chair, so I get the spoiled brat thing.

    Do you know how excited I am that you are posting regularly??? Sending hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Sara!! Funny you asked about Charlie coming in the house. I just took a video of him the other day, he came inside to check out the Christmas tree. Jumped up on the sofa table, jumped into the tree, zipped around the tree and then headed for the exit. So hilarious and so glad I got it on video! hugs :)

  19. Another yummy work of art. I loooooove the snowflake. Beautiful wildlife photos, as ever for me the squirrels steal the show x

  20. Oh yes, Lemoncraft papers are really awesome. it's very nice of Lisa to send you some. I can't wait to get my hands on some as well - hopefully they will come sooner than later. Of course then I will have to learn to use them properly too. ;) The card you made with them is amazing. I love all those layers and tulle and lace and ... Oh, you know what I mean. Stunning work!
    And what great pictures of animals and nature. Those comments under the animal photos really made me giggle. :D Thank you for making me smile just before going to bed. I'm sure tonight I'll dream about rainbows and unicors. lol
    Have a wonderful day my sweet friend!
    Hugs! xx

  21. Your card have a regal feel with those papers and the fab embellishments, especially the cute pom pom trims!! Another amazing creation!!! Your handmade frame looks wonderful, and it's stunning you have done it with hot glue and then painted in white!! Thanks for sharing! Another creative thing to try! :)
    Your shoot of fog is stunning, really beautiful!
    I smiled and giggled seeing the photos of your friends and reading the words you put in their mouths. :D You perhaps are a squirrel stalker? Ah ah ah :D How fun!!! Charlie is just amazing! His eyes just talk!! And he is jealous! Such fun guy! I wish love seeing him jumping on your Christmas tree :) He perhaps though that it was full of yummy peanuts! Gifts for squirrels! LOL

  22. Such a beautiful card Pamellia and oh yes ...those papers are stunning. Love all the amazing layers and details

    TFS and sending best wishes to you
    Annie x

  23. Your card is beautiful and I love the tactile layers... Love the photos especially the first one, you capture the mood perfectly!

  24. Love your beautiful cards Pamellia. This one looks so tactile with the lace, Pom Pom trim and gorgeous paper layers. I adore the frame mould and how it frames the wording perfectly . Beautiful design executed beautifully. Hugs. Tracy x

  25. Ahhaaahaaa
    I love those crazy critters and there antics! I swear, you know just what they are saying! Each time I read their quotes I look again at their photos and think, yup! She really is Dr. Doolittle! heehee

  26. I just adore all of your cards, especially at this time of year, I can just tell how much you love Christmas by just looking at your Christmas cards, they are so full of your personality. They are just so perfect, thank you for sharing them with all of us.

    Wonderful early morning photo, it is so evocative. Really great photographic skills. Loving all the squirrel pics of course, keep them coming.

    Dionne xx

  27. Scrumptious embellishing on this treat of a card - and particularly wonderful photos today. The birds are amazing all puffed up against the cold, and I do adore Charlie Brown (both the squirrel and the cartoon strips).
    Alison x