Saturday, 5 September 2015

A penguin pillow box

Hello lovely people,

After a number of lovely but busy weekends I am enjoying a relaxed one at home this weekend with Dr. Hubby.  It kicked off with a large glass of delicious red wine and a film (X-Men: First Class) last night, and then on with lots of crafting today :-)
I caught up with Bake Off this morning as well so I can feel some baking coming on for tomorrow!

Back on the crafting side of things and today I am showcasing some LOTV products as part of the Design Collective.

I thought I'd do something different from a card for a change and as soon as I saw these trios I thought of using them to decorate a pillow box.

I created the base shape from an online template which I imported into Paint Shop Pro so I could re-size it as I needed.  The box I made is 7 x 10cm.

The layers of DP and ribbon have been wrapped around the box template while flat to ensure it can be folded and unfolded.

I cut the image circle out using the 'out of the box' technique, layered it onto dark purple DP and a white circle underneath for extra strength, and popped it on top of the box once it was made up.

Then all it needed was a cute tag, bow and some snowflakes to finish!

I do think this chap is utterly adorable and of course I had to add a little sparkle on the snow.

Card recipe;
Dies: MFT Die-namics circle stax, Small snowflake die set - Impression Obsession
Sparkle: Stardust Stickles

Copic colours;
Penguin: T6/7/10 & T0/2
Penguin beak: YR12/14/18
Hat / scarf: BV01/02/04
Scarf: BG10/11/32

I wish you all a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;


  1. Yep, that penguin looks right at home on that box and such pretty paper too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

  2. What a lovely pillow box. Great paper and cute image Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Hi Kat
    Fabulous box ... Love the image ... All sold out when I went to purchase them...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Enjoy your weekend x

  4. Absolutely beautiful, love the colour combo and cute penguin. Have a lovely rest of the weekend.

  5. This is gorgeous, adorable image, pretty papers and fantastic design.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This is so pretty, love the colours and the very cute little penguin.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  7. This is a fab little box, I love this shape and such a cute wee penguin too, I couldn't resist these new LOTV stamps! ;D
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend hun :)

  8. Aww beautiful little box! Those little trips are just perfect for them your right! Gorgeous design to love the little snowflakes!
    Lucy x

  9. I love these little pillow boxes and the pingy is the perfect topper for it. Gorgeous papers (some of my favourites) and beautifully coloured.

  10. This is a great project, I love your colors and that little tied greeting is adorable, what a great font. Thanks for joining our animal challenge at MAWTT this week! x Jessie

  11. Kat, This is a wonderful project. Your colouring is exquisite and your pillow box is a truly genius design...I love it. Such gorgeous contemporary Christmas colours too..
    Hope you have had a great weekend...crafting and baking...what else do we need!!! (-;

  12. This is simply stunning sweetie perfect in every way, hugs Pops x

  13. What a great idea for gift giving and so cute too with Mr Penguin atop of this fab pillow box. Love the colours and papers too.

  14. Cute, cute, cute
    Lovely colour palette on this Kat. Totally adorable little penguin too
    Anne x

  15. Wow, Kat! That little guy is so super cute! Your box looks so elegant with those colours and the touch of sparkle! It's a fabulous project! :o)

  16. Very merry cute! :)
    Have a lovely day, Kat...

  17. I love pillow boxes because it is the perfect packaging for the smaller gifts. This is super cute and so festive. That's a great little penguin and I like the sparkly snow too and the cute little snowflakes scattered around.

  18. Love that sweet pillow box and the penguin is super cute! Gorgeous gift idea. Hugs, Wends x

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