Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pion Design - Butterfly Beauty

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a Pion Design card featuring a combination of two collections you may never had thought would go together, "Legends of the Sea" and "Where the Roses Grow". Brown and pink is such a wonderful colour palette, and so perfect for a summery garden card!


Pion products:
Legends of the Sea - Navigate PD9009
Legends of the Sea - Sea Star PD9006
Legends of the Sea - Pirate's Life PD9011
Legends of the Sea - Borders PD9012
Where the Roses Grow - Climbing Roses PD8205
Where the Roses Grow - Roses in Bloom PD8204
Where the Roses Grow - Scent of Roses PD8201

We've been having lots of rainy days this week, but I am OK with that! After the horrible drought we had last year, I will take every drop of rain that Mother Nature can spare! There's been a few moments of clear skies, just enough for me to walk out to The Briar Patch and say hello to some friends.

"I swear I groomed my feathers just this morning! It's the darned wind I tell you!" 
~Red Breasted Nuthatch~

Hey! Mr Seagull, didn't your Mother ever teach you not to squawk when your mouth is full!!

"I think you can knock it off with the rain now! We get it it's springtime! Ra Ra!" 
~Ms Woodpecker~

"Find a cookie, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck!" 

"I am completely hidden behind this tree! There's no way the human will ever find me now!"

I was so excited to see this little girl again last week. Thanks to my IG friends, she is now called

"This is so not fair! Those chipmunks can fit like six of these in their face! I'm so jealous!" 

For my macro today, a sprig coming to life! It's hard to tell, but this entire grouping of buds was only the size of my thumb!

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. Beautiful creation and love the photo of your tribe, those squirrels are so cute! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Valerie

  2. Terrific card and great to combine the two sets for the one project.

    Wonderful photographs of your friends and buds.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Ohh!! I am so in love with this card Pamellia!! The colour combination is gorgeous and I love, love, love all the different layers. The delicate die cuts (that butterfly is stunning!), the pretty lace, the beautiful papers .. it all blends together so beautifully! Your work is amazing!!
    I so look forward to seeing your stunning photos too. Your sweet little friends always leave me with a smile on my face. Absolutely love my visits here. hugs xx

  4. Gorgous card Pamellia, adorable fresh colours combo and LOVE that double butterfly with stems as anthennas!! Brilliant idea! Lovely layers and diecuts, as always your shabby creation is a delight!
    Fun photo of the gull :D Here there are a lot of them, even in the city! They waiting near the trash cans and search any edible food... Poor them, there aren't too much fishes in the sea.
    Amazing photo of Ms Woodpecker, how cute! Crystal like cookies, surely! :D Sweet little squirrel! And Winston make me giggle, he think to be invisible eheh!! Also Missy makes me laught, such a pile of peanuts she can bring! The cute Ginger seems angry, perhaps she doesn't like photos? LOL
    Great macro and the leave in the first shot is wonderful!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card, Pamellia! Love the wonderful layering and pretty dies used as well. Amazing photos, once again! I enjoy seeing them so much.

  6. Oh my word, what a stunning card, Pamellia!! The layers are so amazing!! I love the two paper sets you've combined perfectly!! The colors are beautiful!! The lace and flowers are gorgeous and the butterfly is such a perfect touch!! Your cards are such a visual joy...I love looking at every picture to see things I've missed!! Truly spectacular, my friend!!

    Your Shire shots are amazing!! I love reading your captions almost as much as looking at the pics ;) What perfect timing on the seagull shot!! Winston hiding behind the tree cracks me up!! And how beautiful is Ginger!! Love them all!! I hope you have a relaxing, wonderful weekend!! The sun is shining here for the first time in forever!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Your card is just amazing, I have no idea how you create such wonderfulness (think I just invented a word). Stunning wildlife pics and your captions crack me up! Glad to know it's not just me that thinks like that. Cara x

  8. Gorgeous make my friend!!! So good to see you craft and post your gorgeous work! Love all the layers and those beautiful papers.
    Take care,
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. WOW...such a beautiful card many pretty details..Winston hiding behind the tree made me Grandson when he was tiny used to shut his eyes and thought I could not see him..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. What a scrummy card Pamellia, so pretty and I love pink and brown together, just like chocolate sponge and Strawberry sauce!! Totally gorgeous pictures, love the captions too xx

  11. Another of your amazing card designs Pamellia, love this colour palette pink/brown beautiful layers and textures! with gorgeous die cuts.
    Love your captions on these wonderful photos..
    Hugs Pam x

  12. You are so right, I would never have thought to put those two collections together but they look fantastic, love, love, love your gorgeous card.

    Such gorgeous bird/animal photos too - love the adorable little woodpecker and Winston is such a hoot the way he is hiding (thanks for the smile you gave me!!). Amazing macro shot too. I would offer to send you a little rain but surprisingly enough we have had quite a few sunny, warmish days - long may it last! Big hugs my friend, Anne xx

  13. Another gorgeous card, you have so many design ideas for these beauties you share with us.
    Super photos and Winston for sure stole the show tonight for me.
    Yvonne xx

  14. OMG Pamellia, this card is sooo gorgeous. All of those faulous layers and so many pretty emellishments - the butterflies and leaves and flowers and the lovely lace, and the big pearl, and, and .....

    Wonderful photos again today, Winston is so cute, Ginger is very special and Missy makes me smile and just look at bedraggled Crystal. Your photo of the gull is amazing, so clear.

    Dionne xx

  15. Suoer card! So pretty!And thanks for sharing your gorgeous critters!! They are just the best! No squirrels here! Love yours!

  16. Errr ... that would be SUPER!!!

  17. Your card is just so stunning Pamellia! Such fabulous layers and lovely color pallet! I adore all the embellishments. The flowers, lace and ribbon are so pretty and WOW, is the butterfly beautiful~so delicate!! Fantastic design my friend!
    Your pics are fabulous as well~ love all your fury friends~the seagull shot is amazing~TFS!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Sherrie K

  18. Oh gosh your card is stunning Pamellia!!!! I love all those beautiful layers and the gorgeous papers! Love the florals and the pretty butterfly... and that gorgeous lace!!! And your photos are stunning too!!! WOW you have AMAZING photography skills!!!
    Have a great day hon!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  19. Beautiful shabby card, it really is a winning colour combo! And of course your photos are always just amazing!

  20. I just love that card. So beautiful and you are right a perfect combination.. Stunning photograpgs!

  21. Wow, Pamellia! What a beautiful birthday card, filled with those gorgeous layers of fantastic papers that no one in a zillion years would think would go together. But you have made them work perfectly together, and I love the color combo. The dainty die cuts and lovely blooms, the lace and the pearls all just make for one amazing shabby design! It's breathtaking!

    As always, I am smitten with your photos and your delightful captions on your furry and feathered models! Gorgeous photos; I love the one with the sun shining off the leaves! Thank you for sharing these two tremendous talents of yours with us! Sending the biggest hug your way!

  22. Hi hun, thanks for your visits to my blog, just back off a weekend away so only just seen them, love love love your card hun, stunning design and fab layers, wow photo's again too, speak soon, hugs Liz xx

  23. I LOVE your card, who couldn't, the pink and brown is a beautiful combination, with all the beautiful leaves and flowers, the lace the doily and that fabby bow, SO VERY BEAUTIFUL.

    Your photos are amazing my friend, the patience you seem to have to get these is wonderful, and SO worth it. I go out to get piccies and don't see anything, at least not long enough to get the quality shots you get. Congratulations on another Fabulous post.

  24. Hi Pamellia,
    stunning and very beautiful design, and those papers used are gorgeous.
    Love this wonderful creation and the gorgeous colours.
    Such a very pretty butterfly also and the flowers are beautiful.
    As usual stunning photos of your friends and plants.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  25. Stunning card Pamellia love all the beautiful textured layering which still create a delicate feminine look-love the pic of Winston behind the tree
    Carol x

  26. Glorious card with lots of texture and layers. Loving the colour combination and as always your amazing attention to detail. Stunning photos and I always love your fun comments. Winston was funny hiding behind the tree x

  27. Brown and pink sure does to together! And pair beautifully might I add. My grandma gave me a brown and pink gingham blanket before. Wish I still had it. Anyhow, your birthday card is delicious and delightful and filled with many treasure. But what I can't figure out is the butterfly die? Is it a die? Girl, you got me straight guessin.
    Your pics are spectacular as usual. Hope the Briar Patch is ready for some spring and summer pics. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  28. Stunning layering as always Pamellia and beautiful photos too xxx

  29. A delightful card and gorgeous nature photos!! Julia xx We too are having quite a bit of rain in Massachusetts!

  30. Hi Pamellia! I've been away and only just home today so trying to catch up! This is such a gorgeous card and so full of detail ... Then I saw your nautical card and my heart went pitter patter! Love it! As always those photos are stunning and I love all of them!

  31. Beautiful card! And love the nature photos! I've been wanting to go out to capture some as well but the weather down here has been so odd - snow, heat, wind - that I can't really take my kids out hiking. Have a great week!!

  32. Hi Pamellia beautiful pretty colours and design we always have a special treat from you.
    Love your nautical design too.
    Great pics
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  33. Your card is so lovely Pamellia!!
    Yup, we are with you about the rain! When we planted this years crop of evergreens, 80 of them were to replace the ones we lost in last years drought- argh! So,Mother Nature have your way with us as we know you will! ")
    I love reading your quips from your furry friends- these always make me giggle!
    huge hugs,Jackie

  34. This card is so so beautiful! The pale pinks and butterflies work so well together. Hugs, Autumn

  35. So delicate and lovely, Pamellia! Roses and oceans, both marvels of nature which you have paired admirably in this beautifully layered masterpiece. Leave it to you to bring so many pretty papers together like a flakey pastry. The filigree butterflies and leaves are the perfect garden accessories. Thanks for sharing your Briar Patch excursion! Hugs, de

  36. The theme of today.... LAYERS!!! Whoa Ho Ho.... layer upon layer of paper and pretties make this card a STUNNER. WOW. Deep, Dainty and Delightfully Designed.

    Then the photos... layers of feathers, fluff, fanfare, ferns and fabulousness. I literally laughed out loud at Winston!!! You and your family bring such joy to my life Pamellia. Xj.