Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Light as a Feather - with Video

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another video! Today I have combined two of my favourite Pion Design collections to make this feminine all occasions card, "The Songbird's Secret" and "The Scent of Lavender". I just love how the pastel shades blend together so perfectly!





  

Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - Blooming Branches PD8407
The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - In the Nest PD8404

The Scent of Lavender - Lavender Love PD7201
The Scent of Lavender - Lavender Bouquet PD7204








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We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday and it melted quite a bit of snow, but by the time the sun went down, the temps had dropped back below zero and the wind was up to 70 km/hr again. Looks like more snow for us this week, so I'm sticking with more snow pictures.



For my birds today I have this sweet little Chickadee, enjoying the day regardless of the snow...


a male Cardinal watching the snow fall with much confusion and frustration...


a stunning European Starling looking downright annoyed at the snow...


... and this beautiful female Mallard Duck who seems to prefer just say to heck with it and have a bath in the snow!


"I knew this fat ass would come in handy! I just prop it towards the wind and snow and I've got a built in tent!" 
~Busty Bertha~ before the moulting


"The sun is coming up and I've just discovered the all-you-can-eat buffet! What a wonderful day!"
 ~a newbie~


"OK, did something just fall on my head? What is it? Get it off!" 
~Mr Chubb~


For my macro today, some snowflakes that came to rest on a single strand of a spider's webbing.


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, March 18, 2017

Pion Design - A Banner Day

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today I am playing mix and match with the new Pion Design collection "Theodore & Bella", and a few of my other favourite collections as well. I love to coordinate the colours and patterns together to get a brand new look! You would never know that this card has Christmas paper in it, that's how versatile the collections are!



Click on any thumbnail to view the entire Pion Design collection:

    

Pion products:

Theodore & Bella - Sweet Dreams PD86
Theodore & Bella - Together PD86
Theodore & Bella - Mister Fox & Friends PD86
Theodore & Bella - Images From the Past PD1625
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8410
Greetings From the North Pole - Midwinter Night PD7601
Pion Design Palette - Pion Green I PD6107









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I've had some questions regarding our strange late season snowfall, so I thought I would clarify for those of you non-Canadians. This sort of weather is actually the norm for us here. We would usually get snow well into April and even see some snowflakes falling in May. Last year and this year have been the exception, the mild weather and lack of snow are not how we usually spend the winter season. I'm hoping this is not a sign of winters to come, our plant and wildlife are suffering dearly.

That being said, I am enjoying this last round of snowy days. How about this yellow tree I found!!



For my birds today I have this female Sparrow in the snow...


A Blue Jay taking flight...


... and my token Cardinal shot, a female beauty!


♫♫ "Found a peanut. Found a peanut. Found a peeeanut laaast night." ♫♫
♫♫ "Laaast night I found a... wait, there's another one!"


"Noooooo! It's too late for this snow, I've already started moulting! Darn you Mother Nature!"
~Busty Bertha~


"Listen human, I come from a long line of stare-down champions, so you don't intimidate me at all!"
~The Cute Twin~


For my macro today, a close up of the fun yellow tree I found...


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.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Take Time to Smell the Roses

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this feminine card that combines two amazing Pion Design collections, "Theodore & Bella" and "Where the Roses Grow". I never get tired of playing mix and match with these gorgeous papers!




click on any thumbnail to view the entire Pion collection

  

Pion products:

Theodore & Bella - Bear Hugs PD8608
Theodore & Bella - Rise and Shine PD8611
Theodore & Bella - Hide and Seek PD8603
Theodore & Bella - Borders PD8610
Where the Roses Grow - Scent of Roses PD8201
Where the Roses Grow - Rose in Bloom PD8204
Where the Roses Grow - Time to Smell the Roses PD8210
Where the Roses Grow - Borders PD8211
Where the Roses Grow - Images From the Past PD1623







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Well my world is completely covered in white again. We officially have more snow now than we have had all stinking winter, go figure. I have mixed emotions because on one hand I love the snow!! But on the other hand, I worry so much for my squirrels. 



For my birds today I have this sweet Red Breasted Nuthatch...


a stunning Starling...


and this beautiful female Cardinal...



"I'm grateful for the peanut, I really am, but must you watch me eat!!"
~Tubby Tessa~


"I'm begging you lady, take town your Christmas tree lights! It's March already!" 
~Maria~


"Tell me the truth woman, are you responsible for all this snow? I heard you wishing for it!!" 
~Mr Chubb~


"Well this is NOT how I wanted to spend my weekend!"
~Missy~


Instead of my macro today, I wanted to share a photo to help explain why I am so worried about my squirrels. Most have them have moulted a lot of their fur and are now completely exposed with bare skin showing. This is my sweet MARCIA how she looked last week, before the temperatures plummeted. She's lost even more fur since then... I don't think any of us would fare very well outside with nothing but a bathing suit on!! Be safe my little friends!!


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.