Saturday 3 March 2012

If Raindrops were kisses...

Today is just the third day since the launch and most of those in blog-land already know what Lulupu is. It’s been so amazing to see the huge response and kind words of encouragement that have been sent our way the past two days. For all that and more, please accept a heartfelt thank you!!!

For those who are new here, Lulupu is just a better version of the store you already knew as Crafting Queen store. Yup, you guessed it right; it has been thought of and brought to life by Karuna. She has been helping all of us get all the crafty things we desire for quite some time and this is just an easier version of our shopping experience.

Lulupu also has a Design Team and we fondly call ourselves the ‘Lulu Poohs’ and it’s our job to create beautiful pieces of craftwork and inspire everyone who loves paper craft; and it feels great to be one among six other awesome gals who’ll be doing this on a regular basis now.

So you’ve already met Tejal and seen her pretty design with butterflies et all, and her video that shows how easy it was to make that card :)

Now it’s time for me to show you what I’ve created.

But before that, let me introduce myself. I am Nikita Azad from Mumbai and I’ve been crafting for just a little bit over a year now. Besides crafting, I teach at a coaching class and I’m an aspiring writer. I guess that’s enough for now. There’s loads of time for us to get to know each other.

For this project, I decided to make a simple card using the lovely and colourful papers by Hello Sunshine that Lulupu has in stock currently, along with a little bit of Quilling to add as embellishments. Those of you, who’ve seen my work before will know how much I love Quilling and here at Lulupu, I will ensure that most of my work will be Quilled. Yay!

So without wasting any time, here’s what I made.

Aaaaaad... Surprise! Surprise! I have a (pretty detailed) How-to Video too!!

Now, before you watch it, let me warn you; it was my first time doing a tutorial video and I’ve recorded this on my webcam and worked right in front of my computer monitor to be able to do so. As a result, there’s some really bad lighting, the angle is worse (because I had to flip the video 180 degrees for it to look straight) and the editing it just manageable. I promise that from here on, the videos will only get better(I promise to at least try :P). But till then, bear with me.

Criticisms and suggestions will be appreciated!!! :)

Queries are most welcome and the Lulu Poohs will be happy to answer any question(s) that you have and they need not be just about this project!!

(I can only hope that you) Enjoy the Video! ;)

Supply List
1.       Base Card Stock - Locally purchased
2.       Coloured Card Stock - Hello Sunshine
a)      Zippy - The Video says Radiant, but Zippy is the right one. Sorry about that! :(
b)      Spree
3.       Inks
a)      Dye Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
b)      Distress Inks: Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass and Broken China
4.       Stamp Set - Darcie's Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set (JCS139)
5.       Die - Spellbinders Edgeabilities Mix & Match Classics
6.       Quilling Paper - Pastel Blue from Quilled Creations
7.       Other Tools & Products
a)      Sure Cut Deleuxe Paper Trimmer - Fiskars
c)       Quilling Tools  - Quilled Creations

Have a nice weekend and Happy Crafting!



  1. This is awesome..I was wondering what the raindrops were made I know...quilling!! suppak girlie!!!

  2. This is really awesome Nikita!!! with the summers approaching the colours are so fit for the season! :)

  3. Niki.. your video is too good.. really... I liked all the efforts tht you must have put to record it on your webcam... I appreciate your efforts and best is you showed all the material needed to make the card in the beginning... it will be handy for the learner... Gr8 job.. and wonderful card..

  4. awesumly elegant card Nikita... and oh man! yr video Rocks!!! u r a total pro at it!!!

  5. This is awesome... Love the simplicity of the card which highlights d PPs and the raindrops are fab... Kudos Nikita...!!


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