Tuesday 29 October 2013

Word Play Note Cards!!

Hello Crafters!!

It's been a while since I posted here, but I haven't been slacking off. I have been giving my hand some rest. But, I couldn't resist playing along with the Word Play Challenge and I was super excited about it since the time I suggested this theme. So there was no way I wanted to miss this! :) Also, as we have to make CAS cards for this challenge, it only made things easier for me..

And as usual, I got carried away and made FIVE cute little note cards. ;)

When I think of Word Play, I think of Lawn Fawn Stamps. Every Stamp Set has co-ordinating sentiments and images and for this challenge, I used the Love 'n Breakfast Set (I got three cards out of this set), Vintage Rides by The Craft's Meow as well because it had some really cool stamps and another card from the Raccoon2Love Stamp Set by The Stamps of Life.

I won't be typing much because right now, it's a little difficult.. So I'll just show you the cards. As usual, the list of products used for these cards is at the end of the post! :)

Monday 28 October 2013

Guest Designer - Indira Tanwar


Guess who we have as our DT this time? Its Indira!!

Coincidentally had both the Guest Designer from our last DT team this month ; ) First Ujjwal and then Indira!

And the amazing part is Indira is sharing not 1 , not 2 but 3 awesome inspirational cards for Lulupu Challenge#19 - Word Play!

Over to Indira.....

Hi folks! My name is Indira Tanwar and I am an art fanatic. I live in Mumbai (India) with my husband. I am a Knowledge Management professional at an IT MNC. Many of you might know me as a past DT of Lulupu.
I enjoy and admiring all forms of arts and crafts. I like to recycle stuff and make use of the stuff lying around the house. I love to try out new techniques, be it trying new card folds  or new tools, etc. I have learnt a lot from being a part of the blog world and each day I continue to get inspiration from the lovely and talented crafters around me.
And here are my 3 cards to inspire you for this fortnights challenge at Lulupu blog.

I really love making CAS cards but sometimes get drifted away by new tools and techniques. This challenge set by Lulupu team gave me the opportunity to get back to this style and try out some fun CAS cards. Sometimes the problem with CAS cards is that you don't have the right stamps or craft supplies to convert your imagination into art.

I faced this challenge while making these cards. I thought of some sentiments to fit this challenge, and when I looked around, I did not have the required stamps, etc. So I decided to hand draw my cards. A little doodling here and there and you are all set. I got so carried away with the idea that I ended up making 3 cards. I guess that makes enough food for thought for you :)
My cards measure 4x4 inches. I have used distress inks to color them.  I have also used stickles from Lulupu store to add some bling to them.
Happy Crafting and I hope you like my inspiration.

Friday 25 October 2013

Have a WHALE of a time...

A super good morning to all you beautiful crafters out there! 

I'm here with my inspiration for the current challenge #19 - word play.. This one is so so cute and for once we're doing CAS.. psssst- its not my style, but hey I'm open to trying everything! ;o)

Before I forget, here's a quick reminder about our Share and Win contest on Facebook running until 31st October,2013. All you need to do is click HERE to visit our Facebook Page, like our page and share this picture on your timeline (as public) and then mention"Done" as a comment. Simple! :)

Here is my card

I recently went to mom's place and boy did i have fun! It was just awesome! Hence my sentiment comes from that fun trip of mine!! :)

I had a "Whale" of a time!!

To create the waves I tore up a few pieces of paper at random. Using my chipped sapphire and tumbled glass inks I made the waves at sea! :) 

The whale is a memory box die that I've coloured using my koi waterbrush and the chipped sapphire ink. A lil googly eye and the whale was ready :)

The sentiment is hand written :)

Thats all from me today.. Do check out the gorgeous new stuff at lulupu and also for the product reviews coming up soon! :)

Supplies used

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Winners of Challenge #18- Load It Up!

Hi There!

Sorry about the delay in announcing the winner for our last Challenge #18 - Load it Up! All the ladies were busy with Karva Chauth preparation. Hope many of you too celebrated it and had a fabulous time!

Before we announce the winners here a quick reminder about our Share and Win contest on Facebook running until 31st October,2013. All you need to do is click HERE to visit our Facebook Page, like our page and share this picture on your timeline (as public) and then mention"Done" as a comment. Simple!


So we mention this time and again, but I guess, it's still not said enough, so I'll say it again. It's really important to read the rules of our challenges. Please click HERE (link is also provided in EVERY challenge announcement post AND on the right sidebar of the blog) and these rules are applicable on ALL challenges, in addition to the challenge specific rules. We still see many entries where the post are made before the challenge is announced or the project is linked to more than 5 challenges and we have to ignore such entries even when some of them could have made it as a winner!

So please, it a request that you go through these rules before you make/link your project to our challenges. We hope you understand our predicament.

So here are few of our favourites which need a special mention for the lovely effort put together!



Aren't they amazing!!! Ladies, you can grab your special mention blinkie here!!!

And now for the top three..


We loved the little frame created with the die cut layer! This card has such pretty colours, textures and so well embellished that it stole our heart!

Don't you all love the colours on this card? That pretty center piece adorns it so elegantly. Once again Indira floored us with this gorgeously loaded accordian card!

The vibrant colours with gorgeous blooms are to die for! Loved the little cage and the charm embellishing the card!

And the winner who takes away the goody pack as below......

This gorgeous Over the Rainbow Ribbon!

and a chance to be our next GDT is.....

Now this is totally loaded! Absolutely fabulous stitching, gorgeous laces and some pretty handmade blooms! 

Please get in touch with us at hello@lulupu.com to claim your prize!

Congratulations to all the lovely ladies!! And a big Thank you to everyone who played along!!! We loved seeing your work and we are looking forward to seeing more of your cute CAS card for
Lulupu Challenge#19 - Word Play.
Remember, you only have till October 31 2013 11:55 PM IST to play along! :)

Till then,
Have a nice day


Monday 21 October 2013

Lulupu World Card Making Day Contest Winners Announced!

Hello Crafters

Thanks to everyone for participating in Lulupu World Card Making Day Contest. It was so much fun to see all the enthusiasm from the participants! Everyone linked up their best work and if were silently following up with the voting process.

As promised, the winners have been voted by the audience! So here they are..... drum roll please!

Theme 1: Love

(with 88 votes)

Theme 2: Thank You
(with 326 votes)

Theme 3: Birthday
(with 125 votes)

Hearty congratulations to all three winners! 

You have won yourself a Gift voucher worth Rs.500 to shop on www.lulupu.com

Please claim your prize within 48 hours by emailing us at hello@lulupu.com

Friday 18 October 2013

CAS: You are my light!


Am Varshitha here with my Inspiration for Word Play Challenge. For this challenge I was literally confused on what to make, thanks for my supporting DT team members who helped me. As I am so much into handmade flowers off late it was tough to make a CAS card now. But finally I decided to put this stamp set to use and make a inked and stamped the card.

So here is my card.

I choose this sentiment stamp "you light up my life" and worked on the card based on the sentiment. I picked a textured yellow CS as a base and the reason I choose this CS is to try out inking in Colored CS.Distress Inking in Colored card stock is so much fun! Would you believe the color I actually used is salty worn lipstick, dried marigold and Mustard Seeds! Yes when you are inking on colored cardstock you don't get the same color, like blue on yellow became green.

I started with stamping the base card with a script stamp. Next I used my stamps with various lamps and clear heat embossed it. then comes the fun part of inking. I planned to abstract sunset coloring, not sure if i achieved it. what do you think? I used a waterbrush to help me blend the colours beautifully.  Lastly i added my sentiment in golden heat embossed over a vellum sheet.

Hope you liked my card. Waiting to see what you create for Word Play Challenge.



Supplies Used

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Challenge #19- Word play !!

Hi guys ! Its Pooja here, I am back with another lovely challenge for you all to play in. 
But before I do I want to thank you all for welcoming me with open arms ! 
I did enjoy so many of your beautiful entries for the load it up challenge.

Before we head up to our new and fresh challenge i wanted to quickly remind you that the voting process for Lulupu World Card Making Contest 2013 is now on! Its time to get friends family and just about anyone to start voting for you and make you win the Rs.500 voucher! Remember voting ends on 20th October 2013

So this time we have a new and fresh theme and it is to take a break from some loading it up ;) - 

Lulupu Challenge#19

Challenge #19 - Qualification Guidelines 
{General Guidelines - here}
1. Create a CAS card  
  • CAS means Clean and Simple, uncluttered with lots of white space.
  • The card must have one clear focal point
  • Feel free to choose colours, patterns and style and go abstract, fun, elegant or even vintage
  • Minimum but smart embellishments with even few well placed layers are a good idea
2. Play with words in your sentiments.

E.g. 1. Stamp a light bulb or use a lamp die cut - Sentiment goes: "You Brighten My Life"
E.g. 2. Stamp an Ice-cream - Sentiment goes: "You make my heart melt."

Please feel free to use these examples but we would love to see your own versions.

3. We are allowing only Cards for this challenge.

4. Please note that the sentiment and the image or scene on the CAS card should match properly and the word play should be clearly understandable. 

5. The Inlinkz for this challenge will close on October 31, 2013 at 11:55 PM IST.

Thursday 10 October 2013

Guest Designer - Ujjwal Goel

Hello everyone!

Hope you are enjoying playing with Lulupu challenge#17 - Load it Up! We are super happy about our post today as we have a former DT Member - Ujjwal with her gorgeous creation and a tute!

Also hope you all have checked out our World Card Making Day Contest. The inlinkz will close on October 15 and your friends and family can start voting on October 16 till October 20! So hurry up and enter your cards. The best part is, you can enter an old card or create something new!! :D :D Some awesome gifts are to be won and you can get a chance to be featured on the Lulupu blog! What are you waiting for??


Over to Ujjwal - 

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Loaded with Gardenias!! + A Tutorial..


This is Varshitha here.. Hope you all had a great weekend.. Mine was fantastic! I am super excited about the current Lulupu Challenge - #17, Load it Up!!! I love to load up my cards with lots of layers and flowers and still make them CAS cards too.. :P

When coming to floral projects I love handmade flowers and my love for handmade flowers was by seeing Rajni ji's and Erum's work. I am always stunned seeing their work. :) Seeing this inspiring world of crafting I decided to make these awesome Gardenis.I am so very excited to show them here... Being a lazy crafter its one of the easy way to make flowers, instead of pinching and molding each petal, these beauties can be done very easily.. Yes I'm showing you a small tutorial on how to make these Gardenias...

Now about my card ..... I have made a typical floral card. A Floral card is what I always prefer for loved ones, making my own flowers and gifting it as a card gives soo much happiness to me.

Here it is..

Saturday 5 October 2013

World Card Making Day Contest 2013

Hello everyone!

This is our second post for the day, and we had to share the fun because we are celebrating  the creativity of handmade cards that create personal connections with friends and family! Join the fun to win some great prices (Rs.500 voucher each) and a chance to be featured on Lulupu Blog!

Lulupu.com presents
World Card Making Day Contest
October 5, 2013

Winners of Challenge #17 - Fancy Me!

Good morning ladies!!!

We're here to announce the winners of last fortnight's challenge and as always, I have a few pearls of wisdom to share on behalf of the Design Team before the big reveal. We mention this time and again, but I guess, it's still not said enough, so I'll say it again. It's really important to read the rules of our challenges. As we don't want the challenge post to seem like a rule book, we've accumulated the list of rules and added it to this page HERE (link is also provided in EVERY challenge announcement post AND on the right sidebar of the blog) and these rules are applicable on ALL challenges, in addition to the challenge specific rules; which means you have to link a new entry to our challenges (made and posted on your blog AFTER our challenge was announced,) enter your project to a MAXIMUM of five challenges including ours, etc. And when a gorgeous entry doesn't follow these rules, it breaks our heart to tell them that we cannot accept their entry. :(

So please, it a request that you go through these rules before you make/link your project to our challenges. We hope you understand our predicament.

Phew, now that that's off my chest, let me get started with some fantastic projects that are getting a special mention from our lovely design team.. And here they are, in no particular order...

Friday 4 October 2013

Pink Posies!

A big warm hello to alll your wonder crafters out there :) Been quite a while since I crafted last, and when the new challenge came up this month I jumped with joy!! With all the shopping I've been doing at Lulupu, I finally got to use my new supplies :)

Sooo... LOAD IT UP! Wow, soooo much to do with it :) Countless layers and possibilities! I came up with a tag for this one :)

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Lulupu Challenge #18 - Load it Up & Some News!

Heylo People!

Welcome to a brand new challenge at the Lulupu Blog! It's already the last quarter of the year, time really flies!

This fortnight we have a very interesting challenge for you :) But before that we have some updates.

Our dear DT Member Ruthie Lopez is bidding us goodbye, and we are so gonna miss her. Ruthie is a wonderful person and has been amazing during the last few months here with us. We enjoyed her beautiful creations for our monthly/fortnightly challenges all along and we hope you did too. I take this opportunity to wish her well on behalf of the entire team. But just because she won't be posting with us anymore doesn't mean it's a complete bye-bye. You can still see her wonderful work at her blog - My Hobby = My Art.

And with some Goodbyes we have some Hellos too! A big hoot hoot for our new DT Member Pooja Khupse who most of you know through her blog - Lightbox Creative Ideas and her Challenge blog - Beyond Grey Challenges. Let's get to know her a bit more what say?

Over to Pooja... :)


Hola  friends!! 
This is Pooja , most of you may already know me as PJ from "Beyond Grey" 
and those who don't well "Hi"! 
I am from Maharashtra , India, but I'm currently living in London. I am married to an amazing man , who is the support system of my life. I was a teacher before I moved to UK, but here I am now, a full time crafter.