Monday, 15 September 2014

Challenge # 39 - Black, White and Pop of color !

Hello everyone,
This is Hussena here with a new challenge for this fortnight and as the title suggests,  its a really fun, exciting  and a easy peasy one .So this time around we would love to see your creation based on the colors Black,White and one pop of color.

Challenge # 39
{ Guidelines for the challenge }
1. Create a project using only three colors - that is Black,White and any one other color of your choice.
2. You can create either a Card/LO/Tag based on only on these three colors. Other colors cannot be combined even in a small amount in your project or your entry will be disqualified.
3. The  challenge linky will remain open till September 30th at 11:55 IST.
4. And, most important of all, do have fun :)

You can check out the general guidelines for our challenges HERE.

And here's is what you can win by playing along our challenge this time !!

Hello Sunshine - 6x6 Paper Pack

Isn't it just fabulous !!

 Here's my take on the challenge :

As you can see, I decided to go with yellow as my pop of color. I have done a layered card using an  embossed background, paper and dies to create the whole look. I have tried to keep the embellishments to the minimum so as to make my three colors the hero of my card. There are so many possibilities with Black and white plus one color! You can go CAS or layered, or mixed media or just about anything as long as you limit your project to just 3 colors.

The flowers and leaves on my card are die cut and just embossed using a stylus to give them dimension the small rose buds are also handmade using the same flower die which is the Joy craft Floral flourishes (Flower 3).
That's it from my end hope you like my card and it inspires you! :)
Would love to see your take on this challenge, so please do play along to win some really exciting prizes. :)

An InLinkz Link-up

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Guest Designer - Pooja

Hello friends!
It's me Jaya here on the Lulupu blog.
Today we have as our Guest designer a very talented lady who never stops to astonish us with her outstanding creativity! A well known name in the world of paper crafts and a beautiful person by heart. One of my very favourites.
 Please welcome Pooja from Reusing,Cards & Quilling.
 Let's hear it from the lady herself.

Hello Friends!  I am very happy to share my contribution as GD for Lulupu’s Current challenge .Thanks to Karuna and Lulupu Team for this honor. Jaya has challenges us to create anything as long as it has minimum 3 Washi tape along with a geometric shape/readymade embellishment. I have had washi tape rolls since long and never used it properly and had it not been for this challenge I they still won’t have seen light of the day! Thanks for this interesting theme Jaya J

I made this card with a “music lover” in mind .Started with drawing the headphone and fussy cut it keeping mobile/iPod shaped window in middle, decorated it with hounds tooth washi tape. For the background I used water colour paper and painted circles freehand with water colours and outlined with blue gel pen, drew the phone/iPod and outlined with black gel pen, stamped music notes in light blue memento ink and used music notes washi tape to go with the theme. Popped the earphone with foam tape on water coloured panel and adhered the panel on handmade card base with foam Tape. I used alphabet stickers for words and matted them on washi tape strips.


I have a small pictorial to create washi tape flowers, dahlia fold style. I had seen such flowers with pattern paper .Here I used washi tape to create my own pattern paper.

I made a card using these flowers. The bouquet background is created using stencil and Mini Distress Inks from Kit #4 that I received from Lulupu. I have used peach colored handmade paper for card base. The sentiment is hand cut from thick paper, coated with glue , covered it with Martha Stewart loose glitter  and sealed with Sakura Gloss medium. Adhered it on a Vellum Strip

I hope you enjoyed my cards and tutorial. DO check my Blog Reusing,Cards & Quilling (
Well that was some awesome inspiration from our Guest Designer for the fortnight, Pooja. I am sure she inspired you to whip up something creative with washi tapes. Still some time left to enter the Anything with washi tape challenge so submit your creations here.
Have a great day!


Friday, 12 September 2014

A Funky Birthday Card with Washi Tapes

Hello dear ladies! How are you all? Enjoying the weather?? Oh! here it is SO hot in our place and it's like second summer!! Alright! Today I have a very funky birthday card to share..

but before getting into the details of my card, let me remind you the challenge guide lines..
(For general guide lines click here)

1. You can create a card/Lo/or just anything..
2. You must use three different washi tapes
3. You have use any geometric shape or you could use atleast one (1)  ready made embellishment..

And click here for more details..

Well.. here is my card, I used five (5) different washi tapes on my card and also incorporated a little hexagon shape.. Smiley face and the party hat were hand drawn (these two shapes, circle and triangle also come under geometric shapes.. ;) )

Don't you like this funky back ground? When I asked my hubby for a feed back on this card, he said.. 'yey! it's just looking like an ad with full of celebrations'.. :D 

Well.. I wrote and decorated a little inside the card too..

Hope you like it and got inspired to create something for this challenge..
We would love to see your trendy, funky, beautiful, lovely and wonderful cards.. 
Hope you would join the fun.. ;)

Thank you SO much for stopping by.. Take care and I'll see you soon.. <3

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Washi Tape Home Decor - DIY

Hello friends,

Have you noticed, its raining washi tapes here on the Lulupu blog. We started the month with a stunning vintage scrapbook layout from Jaya, followed by a beautiful memory box by Shilpa and an adorable file folder to store your dies by Hussena.  So have you started making your project for 

Challenge #37 - 
Anything with Washi 
(Click here to read the detailed post on this challenge)

1. Use atleast 3 different washi tapes
2. Incorporate a shape or a ready-made embellishment

My project this time is very different to my usual style - no texture paste, no mists. Couldn't resist a little bit of gesso and stamps while creating the layers though.

I love the Heidi Swapp Dreamy collection - soft colours, pastel shades, easy backgrounds to work with. Match them up with the ephemera pack, sugar dots, wood veneer and your all set to create a stunning project no matter card, layout or off the page.

We celebrated Father's Day this Sunday in Australia and I wanted to make something special to gift my hubby. Plus I've been wanting to make something for the empty walls of my house for a while now, so I altered a white photo collage frame into

It was not only fun, but super easy to create. First, stick 3 different washi atpes at random places on the frame. I've used the 'made with love', 'measured up' and 'golden script' tapes. Next cut some small squares of patter paper from the Heidi Swapp Dreamy paper pad, layer them and chose a focal embellishment or phrase sticker for the top layer. Also, cut two strips of banners for the top right frame. Embellish to your hearts content using sugar dots, the ephemera pack and wood veneer. Finally cut some words out using the silhouette cameo or an exacto knife and your all done!

We are waiting to see your creations linked up here. As always, there is an awesome prize up for grabs - the winner of this challenge gets this Hello Sunshine chipboard stickers

So, what are you waiting for.... dig out those washi tapes from your stash or order some from the Lulupu store and join the washi party with us. From neutral, vintage colours to bright whimsical prints there is a wide variety of washi tapes available on the Lulupu store.


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Monday, 8 September 2014

Mini magazine holder and folders!

Hi everyone!
How has everyone been ?
This is Hussena here :)
 A new month is upon us and we have a very exciting and fun challenge at Lulupu hosted by our extremely talented  DT member, Jaya which is "Anything goes with 3 or more Washi Tapes". So, I'm here to inspire you with my take on our challenge theme. I'll start by sharing some photographs and then going on to explain what I've made, so here goes :

 The mini magazine holder with the folders.
I have made two right now but plan on making more as I definitely will be needing more space to hold my die collection.
I googled for the measurements on how to make a mini magazine holder and there are lot of options out there. I just picked up the one which was easiest to follow. :P
Once I created the base of the magazine holder, I had a lot of fun embellishing it with my favorite Washi tapes and dies.
The pink flower is handmade using Spellbinder's Rose Creations die

 The insides of the folder :

The base of these folders is made from the central panel of the cereal box. I cut out the side portion and scored the middle portion into half to create my folder in which I've stored my dies.

The inside of the folder I covered with a plain white paper and the outside with pattern paper and embellished it with few of my favorite Washi's and a little bit of floral arrangement. I also created a pocket on one side of the folder, in which I could store my dies as shown above.

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