Sunday, March 26, 2017

Christmas in March

Hello Everyone!

I always have the best intentions every holiday season to get all my cards done and it never seems to go as planned, so I thought I would try to get the odd one done this summer to get the stash started. This card is made using the Pion Design collection "The Night Before Christmas".







The Night Before Christmas - Christmas in the Air PD7808
The Night Before Christmas - The Stockings Were Hung PD7806
The Night Before Christmas - Borders PD7810
The Night Before Christmas - Memory Notes PD7811






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Well it looks like I may have seen the last of the snow for this year. The forecast is sunny and fairly nice for the next couple of weeks, so upward and onward. I figured since I made a snowy card that I would share one last round of snowy pics. 



For my birds today, this handsome little House Sparrow with a snow cap on...


a Grackle in the snow, what a very strange sight to see since they are a summer bird. Seems these guys were a few weeks early and then they were stuck here in the miserable snow and ice!


I"m sort of sad that I won't see any more Cardinals sitting in the snow, boy they sure look beautiful against a sea of white!


"You mean all I have to do is show up here, and you'll just supply the food? I'm so happy!!" 
~Lolita~


"Cant. Feel. My Fingers!"
~Mr Chubb~


"What? I had an accident while I was shaving, OK! The cookie makes me feel better!" 
~Junior~
Isn't just darling that my sweet little guy still comes to visit once in a while! I always breath a sigh of relief when I see him alive and well. Even with the missing fur, I love this little guy!


For my macro today, one last shot of that 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 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.