Friday, October 13, 2017

Pion Design - The Spirit of Giving

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a festive Christmas card featuring the latest collection from Pion Design, "Christmas Wishes". I am so in love with the traditional palette and the gorgeous snowflakes and Santas!

Pion products:
Christmas Wishes - Happy Holidays PD9804
Christmas Wishes - Let it Snow PD9807
Christmas Wishes - Snowfall PD9808
Christmas Wishes - 6x6 December Birds PD9904
Christmas Wishes - Tags PD9812
Pion Design Palette - Pion White I PD6101

It's been a hectic couple of weeks to start off October, so I haven't had a chance to take a single walk and enjoy the autumn colours yet. The weather has cooled off though and I am entirely thankful for that. Hoping things will settle down a bit now that summer is over... just in time for the holiday craziness to start! lol

For my birds today, this lovely juvenile Red Winged Blackbird...

a gorgeous male Cardinal...

and a sweet sweet Black Capped Chickadee...

"I wants that cookie! Give... it... to... me... I... can... all... most... reach" 
~Big Kate~

I just love these animals, they are so sweet and adorable! Don't you just want to hug them!

'Oh, thank you kind lady for the peanut, and if you see my kids will you throw them one too!" 
~One Eyed Willamina~

"My Mom says it rude to talk with my mouth full, so can we do this later?" 

"Just eat the peanut. There's no human watching you. Everything's gonna be ohhhhhhh kay. Just eat the peanut." 

"Would you believe me if I said I was just borrowing it?"

OK, so I'm not big on bugs, but this photo was a special one for me. I've been experimenting with macro photography for about a year now, and this is my first truly successful shot!! This little bug is smaller than a grain of rice, barely visible to the naked eye! WHAT!?!

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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pion Design - Timeless Butterfly Beauty

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a feminine birthday card combining the gorgeous floral patterns and images from Pion Design collection "Summer Falls into Autumn"  along with some beautiful pink papers from "Patchwork of Life". There's no limit to the amazing combinations of Pion papers!


Pion products:
Summer Falls into Autumn - Autumn Delight PD9603
Summer Falls into Autumn - Autumn Meadow PD9609
Summer Falls into Autumn - Borders PD9611
Patchwork of Life - Borders PD9211
Patchwork of Life - Baby Blanket PD9204

So I've been trying to grab some cute pics of the squirrels playing in the leaves, but the darned city workers rake them up as fast as they can fall. I've decided to take a bag out to The Shire, fill it up with leaves and then dump it on the grass in the park, just so I can get some darned autumn shots! Wonder if that's considered littering? lol.

Meanwhile, a quick trick of the eye with this landscape photo. It's actually not an autumn shot. I took this as the sun came up and lit up the tops of the trees. Sure looks like autumn leaves, doesn't it!

"Wait, this is my good side, ok go ahead and take the picture now." 
~Mr Blue Jay~

During the horrific heat wave we had last week, I noticed the birds trying to sit in the squirrel water dish, but they keep getting chased away, so I have put out a nice new hanging bird bath for them that the squirrels can't reach. This Sparrow is trying to figure out what it is. Hilarious!

Since I discovered Pigeons, I've been fascinated with the amazing variety of colours and patterns these beautiful birds come in. What a remarkable bird!

"Pardon me Ma'am. You got any spare food for a hungry old gal? I'll let'cha pet me!" 
~African Pygmy Goat~

"How long do I have to sit pretty before you throw me a frickin' cookie!" 
~Stan Lee~

"I am not the frog you're looking for!"
~Baby Kay~

"Excuse me Miss. I found this on the forest floor, but there's only half. Do you happen to have the other half?" 
~a trail friend~

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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pion Design - Snowflake Joy

Hello Everyone!

Today I am so excited to share my first card featuring the latest Christmas collection from Pion Design, "Christmas Wishes"! Traditional red and green are my favourite for the holidays, and the watercolour style images are absolutely wonderful! 

Pion products:
Christmas Wishes - Good Tidings PD9801
Christmas Wishes - Happy Holidays PD9804
Christmas Wishes - 6x6 December Birds PD9904
Christmas Wishes - Tags PD9812

Just sending out a quick thank you to a wonderful gal Ang of The Ducks Doodahs. She has opened up an online craft shop, and I have just received my first order. See the beautiful Snowflake die cuts above and below, and the wonderful sticky back pearls!! Her prices are amazing and she's adding new products all the time. She doesn't normally ship internationally, but I was desperate and she went out her way to send me some of her wonderful products. She does ship everywhere in the UK though, so please go give her a visit and support a fellow crafter!

So Thursday morning I woke up to a freezing cold house. The temperature had dropped almost 30 degrees from when we went to bed on Wednesday night! I'm hoping to get outside and aim my camera at the autumn colours, but until then, I'm continuing to share some summer photos with you. I hope the weather isn't as crazy for everyone else as is it here!

"We don't need to explain our love. We only need to show it."
~Paulo Coelho~

"Seriously with that camera lady? Seriously!"
~Mr. Blue Jay~

A last look at one of those baby Ducks before he full on look like his Daddy! I love the colder seasons of autumn and winter, but I admit I miss all the cute little babies that the warm seasons bring!

"Oh hello, I'm Big Kate! I think you've met my brother The Cookie Monster. I love the human's patio, there's always lots of food and the patio furniture is so perfect for a nap! The human thinks I'm a pain in the butt, but she also thinks I'm adorable, so she loves me anyway. See you again soon!"

"Hmmmmm, I can't tell if that human is talking to me or the flower? Oh well, nom nom nom." 
~a trail friend~

"Holy crumbdiddle human! This may be your best batch of cookies yet! Go pecans!" 

"Are you gonna drop a peanut, or am I gonna have to go up there and take one!" 
~Suzy Q~

I really enjoyed my photo shoots in the lovely patch of flowers I discovered. The flowers are gone now, but I have a few more pics to share. Call me crazy, but every squirrel looks like a professional model when they're sitting amid all the yellow blossoms!

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.