Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pion Design - Spread Your Wings

Hello Everyone!

I'm back with another card featuring the new Pion Design collection "The Songbird's Secret". In keeping with my goal for 2017, I have also used up some bits from the Christmas collection "Greetings From the North Pole". I love the contrast between the rich browns and the soft pastels!






  

Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - 6x6" Nesting Birds PD8501
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409
The Songbird's Secret - Tags PD8501
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8410
Greetings From the North Pole - Winter Branches PD7603






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It's been very mild these last few days. I've had the windows open most of them, certainly not weather I would expect for Canada in January. For my landscape photos today, I thought I would share a couple of sunrise pics from my visit up North.



I hope everyone will join me today in celebrating SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY!!

Grab a few veggies, fruit pieces and/or tree nuts and help a squirrel or two have an easy day today. Sure, they may survive without your help, but maybe just for today, they don't have to fight and struggle to do so. They deserve it.


"OK, I got what I needed from you lady, you can go away now!"


"Oh no, am I too late? Please please tell me the buffet is still open!" 


I am very thrilled to share some news with you today. On the encouragement of my dear friend Sara Emily, I submitted a few photographs to the Birds and Blooms magazine, and they published this photo of Mr Chubb in their on line gallery!! What an honour! Thanks for believing in me Sara!! ❤❤


My dear sweet KAREN says hello to you all on this fine day. She is my bright light and always makes me smile with her funny antics.

"That's right, I have a pistachio nut! I earned it! I had to hang upside down on my human's screen door and peer inside to get this baby!"


"Oh, you're still here, crap!"


"Is is just me, or is this the best hiding spot EVER!"


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frilly and Funkie - Winter Hues

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Suzz is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "WINTER HUES". This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!











All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

 
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Our winter seems to have fizzled out already this year. It was short lived, but I enjoyed every snowflake while it was here. Nothing but rain predicted for the next two weeks, so I'm falling back on photos from one of my walks earlier in the season.

Tell me I didn't stumbled across the door to NARNIA!! Hellloooo!



For my birds today, I have this gorgeous Starling with her winter plumage...


my token male Cardinal shot...


Blue Jays just look so beautiful in the falling snow!


Out by the lake, MISSY is still hiding behind a tree. I hope she comes out to visit me someday.


From the balcony, my sweet friend MR CHUBB says hello with those darling eyes of his!


"Oh my gosh, I'm first in line for the buffet! How lucky am I!"


I thought you might enjoy a little update on the baby squirrel that came to me last May and grew up on my balcony. Here is our little buddy JUNIOR, who still hangs around when he gets a craving for peanut butter! Oh how I miss this little dude!


For my macro today, a pine needle totally encased in ice. So cool!!


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.