Penguin Palace - Our Little Star

Hello friends, Eloise here and today I have a baby themed card to share with you all as my last post for Penguin Palace. It's been a very short time on the Penguin Palace Design Team, but I've enjoyed my time here and I wish them the very best with their company. 

Today I'll be using the Welcome, Little One stamp set to create a simple baby card.


To start off  I stamped out my images and sentiment, coloured them in with Copic Markers and die cut them all out using the coordinating dies.


I cut down some strips of striped patterned paper and adhered them onto a card base. I then added foam tape to the backs of my images and adhered them into place on my card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you next time. 

 - Eloise

Craft Online - Relax Summer Card (Video)

Hello friends, Eloise here today for Craft Online and I have a card and video to share with you today using the Spice Garden stamp set to create a summer themed card. 


I started off with stamping out my images and colouring them in with Copic Markers. I then die cut them out  with the coordinating dies and set them off to the side. 

(Copic Markers Used: YG61, YG63, YG67 / G03, G09, G28 / YG01, YG03, YG23 / R81, R83, R85 / R00, R11, R20, R22 / E53, E55, E57 / C0, C1, C3)


Next up I cut a piece of woodgrain cardstock into a few strips and added more Copic Markers to each of the pieces to give them a little more dimension. I then added foam tape along the backs of all the pieces.

I then took a piece of watercolour cardstock and painted stripes of grey watercolour along the back. I dried it with a heat tool and then splattered some darker grey watercolour over top too for extra interest. 


Lastly I adhered my plants with the shelf onto the background with the already added foam tape. I then tied a small bow from some hemp cord and adhered it onto the sign that says 'Relax' for the sentiment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope all of you that are currently in summer feel inspired to create a summer themed card.

The video is linked down below for you to watch. 


Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you next time. 
- Eloise

Penguin Palace - Card and Tags

Hello friends, since I missed my weekly Penguin Palace post last week, today I'll be sharing a tag set as well as a card. I used the Cuddly Sheep's Season's Greetings stamp set to create an easy set of three tags as well as a simple Christmas card. 

For my first project, I'll share with you my tags. I made some tags for Hello Bluebird a little while ago, I loved the simple design and colours so much I decided to re-create them using these cute sheep images. 


I started off with cutting three tags from watercolour cardstock and three from plain white. I then cut a snowy hill on the plain white tags. I then used Cracked Pistachio and Everygreen Bough Distress Inks on the tags to colour them. I then white heat embossed the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment on the tops of the tags. I adhered the snowy hills to each tag. 


I then stamped and coloured my images in with Copic Markers. I used coordinating dies to cut them out and then adhered them onto each of my tags. Lastly I threaded through some twine on the tops of the tags and tied a bow using jute twine. 

That finished up my first project, now for the card. I used the same set as the tags and create a simple string lights card. 


I started off with drawing some strings onto a piece of white cardstock. I then stamped the baubles and accessories onto each of the strings. I used Copic Markers to colour them in and then cut them out using scissors. 

Tip: you could easily draw the strings, cut them out with scissors and die cut each of the baubles and things separately, but I found this way a little easier, even if my fussy cuts skills are complete garbage, haha. 


I added foam tape along the backs and adhered them down onto a blue card base. I curved my sentiment onto an acrylic block and stamped it down into place with black ink. To give a little interest and texture to my card I tied a hemp bow onto one of the string lights. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my projects today. 

See you soon. 
- Eloise

Hello Bluebird - Merry Pigs

Hello friends, today I'm back for Hello Bluebird and today I'll be using the Merry Pigs stamp set to create a simple Christmas card. 


To start off my project today I stamped out my images and coloured them in with Copic Markers.

Tip: I found getting this little piggy to line up correctly for die cutting kinda difficult. To get it perfect, line up the stamp inside of the die. Then pick it up with an acrylic block. That way it will be a perfect die cut image. 

Once my image were coloured in, I die cut them with the coordinating dies

(Copic Markers Used: R00, R11, R20, R22 / YG61, YG63, YG67 / C00 / R000, R00, R30 / R17, R29, R89 / Y11, Y13, Y15 / E95, E97, E99, E07 / E53, E55, E57)


For my background, I cut a slope onto a piece of scrap cardstock and used that as a stencil to blend the sky. I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean for that, just for a light touch. I then adhered my scene in the centre. 

For the patterned paper, I took a piece from an old Bo Bunny paper pack and die cut an oval from the centre. I then adhered a coordinating size of scalloped oval and adhered it over top. I then added foam tape along the back and adhered it over my ink blended scene. 


Lastly, for the sentiment I curved it around the shape of the oval with a piece of acetate. Then I adhered the acetate to an acrylic block and stamped it down with black ink into place. That way the shape would be perfect. 

That finished up my card for today, I hope you enjoyed. It's very simple for me, but I kinda like it. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you soon. 
- Eloise

Hello Bluebird - Hello Winter

Hello friends, today I have a post for Hello Bluebird using the brand new Skating Together stamp set. I also paired it with the Charlie Alpha dies for the sentiment. 


To start off I stamped out three of the skating images onto some white cardstock and coloured them in with Copic Markers. I then die cut them out using the coordinating dies and set them off to the side. While I had my die cutting machine out I took the Charlie Alpha dies and cut the sentiment 'Hello Winter' from a piece of white cardstock as well. I made sure to keep the inside of the 'O' and 'R' for later use. 

(Copic Markers Used: V01, V12, V15, V17 / BG11, BG23, BG49 / B21, B24, B26 / RV13, RV25, RV09 / E42, E43, E44 / E000, E00, E21 / C3, C5, C7 / W1, W3, W5 / R24, R29, R89 / YG05, YG07, YG09 / YR12, YR14, YR18 / R30 / B0000, B000, B01)


Next I took a piece of watercolour paper and ink blended some Distress Inks over the entire background. I then added foam tape behind my white die cut panel and adhered it into place over the Distress Inked piece. I also tied a bow through the 'O' with jute twine. I added foam tape to the backs of the middles and adhered them into place as well. 

(Distress Inks Used: Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio)


Lastly, I added foam tape to the backs of my images, adhered them into place and cut off the excess. For a last finishing touch I added sequins to the background for a little more sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my project today and are loving the brand new release as much as I am. 

See you soon. 
- Eloise