Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Winners for Challenge #43

Hi friends! Deepti here to announce the winners for Lulupu Challenge #43 - Inspired by Mood Board.
We thank you all so much for your active participation and it really means a lot to us. But.. we were quite disappointed that a few entries could not be considered as they didn't meet the Lulupu challenge guidelines. We eagerly look forward to seeing your creations and love the fact that you too share our passion for crafting. So, it breaks our hearts when we are unable to consider an entry for a prize because of not following a few simple guidelines.You guys should understand that! and WE always SCREAM 'FOLLOW THE RULES and CHECK THE CHALLENGE GUIDELINES'. So friends! Be sure to check everything before submitting your project.. ;)

Alright! Now let's move on to our Top 3 (in no particular order)

Lovely card! It's so simple yet so beautiful..

Beautiful project! Love the arrangement of flowers, butterfly and the metal charms!

It's really a fantastic project! Loved everything about this card!

Congratulations Rahmat, Shalu and Mukta!!! You girls did an awesome job! Keep up the good wok!! And don't forget to grab your respective badges! Congrats again..

And now....  The winner is....

Yay! Sindhu, Congratulations!! What a wonderful upcycled project you made! Great and creative use of pattern papers! Congrats again! Please contact to claim your prize and don't forget to grab your badge. 

And dear friends! Thank you so much for being here today! This fort night we don't have any challenges but will be sharing our best projects and experiences with Lulupu since our DT term has come to an end! Okay! See you very soon.. 


Monday, 15 December 2014

My top 3 at Lulupu and Sad Goodby...

Hello Beautiful Crafters,
Shilpa here,
We do not have Challenge for this fortnight, instead we are going to present, top 3 projects at Lulupu.

So without further ado here are my Top 3

Prima Blog Hop Canvas

I made this Mixed media Canvas for Lulupu Blog hop event in October. Ohh...what a fun it was. for the first time I tried all lovely Finnabair designed Art basics. And I am totally in love with them.

Mixed Media Card

Again this mixed media textured card made as a inspiration project for our Black, white and pop color challenge. Loved combining pink with black and white.. it is unusual for me. :)

Mixed Media Canvas

I made this mixed media canvas for sketch challenge hosted by Jaya. Loved using Prima bulb, cherry stickers and that bold lemon color.
So these were my most favourite projects..

and here is difficult part....
I am leaving Lulupu at the end of December, taking some different routes. Don't worry, I'll be active in this craft land. You can see my artwork at Neon Diary or my Facebook page
I've been with this amazing team since January and it was fun filled, challenging and adventures year with Lulupu. Every first experience is special, and for me Lulupu is the first experience as a Blog Coordinator and Design team member. So I will always cherish these moments and keep close to my heart.
My talented team members Hussena, Jaya, Kripa, Deepti  made my job easy... I couldn't have asked for more than this. Karuna was always there for support.....big Thank you to her for believing in me to run this blog and working alongside with her was wonderful experience at Lulupu.
  I wish Karuna and all my teamies Good Luck for future adventures, happiness and success in life !!

So as my last post for Lulupu and with tears in my eyes I am writing this....
Want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all
Thank you so much for your support and love!!
See you in blogland!!

Lots of Love

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Guest Designer - Ankita Dey

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
I am happy to introduce our Guest Designer of this fortnight 
Ankita Dey from the blog Memories Handcrafted blog
Over to Ankita

Hi , Ankita here .I am a Marketing professional. I love crafting and experimenting with different mediums of art . I love to create things which are different and which would leave beautiful memories in someone's life . I love to handcraft memories.My projects are feelings expressed through art and craft .I am still in my learning phase and would love to share with you whatever I have learnt till now. Keep creating and Keep sharing the love of crafting. :)

Thanks to Karuna and Lulupu Team for this honor. This time I played along Lulupu Challenge #43- Inspired by Mood Board and made a Baby Girl Book which has 12 pages for each month .I had lot of fun creating it . I hope you will like it and do stop by my blog to leave some love (

I tried to incorporate as many elements possible from the mood board which I’ll list down below later .

Let’s get to the process of making the cover of the chipboard album (I love the shape of the album).I covered the base with DCVW blossom pattern paper and gessoed the edges of the album to give it a nice finishing. I did the same for all the pages as well. 

I have curled the edges of the photo mat and distressed the edges of the same .The birdcage has been embossed with bronze embossing powder.

For fillers I have used flowers from my stash. I have done the border with ranger pearl drops .

I have used lots of laces and ribbons in this project  on someone’s request .This was my first time experimenting with laces .

My inspirations from the mood board-

I have used loads of laces in my project which was inspired by the dress. 

The beautiful  flower clusters in the mood board  inspired me to use flowers and butterflies and dragon flies to complement them.

My whole project revolves around pink and its different shades which is one of the main elements of the mood board.

I have tried to incorporate all the colors in the mood board .

I hope you like my Baby Book.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Sentiment-al Mood Board.. ;)

Hi everyone! this is Deepti and I'm here to share my inspiration for the

Kindly click here for general guide lines and rules..

I was very much inspired by the colors in the mood board. I'm basically a colorful person but at the moment I saw the mood board I fell in love with it and I really challenged myself to create a kind of shabby chic card. ;)

I stamped all the sentiments from Avery Elle and Technique Tuesday stamp sets on a piece of pattern paper. That's why I call this card as 'Sentiment-al' card. ;)  I then punched out few flowers and arranged them on one side of the panel. 

I used  Avery Elle stamp for the inside part too.

I made a box also to go along with the card.. :)

And I used this pattern papers from different companies.That is the project for today.
 My sincere thanks to Hussena for sending those beautiful diecuts.. :) 
Hope you guys like my project. Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to link up your entries for the current challenge Inspired by Mood Board, there is still time to play along. Thanks and bye!! 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Creating with a moodboard - Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello creative pals,
Kripa here with my take on this beautiful moodboard
Inspired by moodboard
Twist- Use two or more pattern papers
I love creating with moodboards because they make me use colours, photographs and embellishments that I wont normally choose. I'm sharing my steps on seeing this moodboard in the hope that you will also find some starting points to create and share it with us here at Lulupu.
1. Photograph - always the first step for me, the layout will be created to highlight the photo. Vintage, retro, sitting on a vespa, no luck. Finally found an old baby picture in a lace dress.
2. Embellishments & textures - Next I visualise the background textures and main embellishments
From the dresses: lace, fabric, silk thread embroidery, pearl, roses, sequins
From the tent top: frame, gold accent, circles
3. Pattern paper - Far, far away from my studio, couldn't find even one pattern paper in the exact colours. Solution: use the closest shades, gesso and alter with paint to the moodboard colours
Here is what I created - an A4 size mixed media layout
What went through your creative mind when you saw this moodboard.
We would love to hear about it and see your project here.  
Supplies used from the Lulupu store:

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