Tuesday 30 September 2014

Lulupu Design Team Call - 2015

Dear Crafters,

It's Karuna here today and yep its time again to invite new talent and we are now calling out to all the crafty and wonderful ladies out there for a opportunity of a lifetime. Lulupu has a design team call for 2015! Excited? read on for all the details

Lulupu – The Craft Lounge is one of the leading online paper craft supplies store in India. With an array of over 1200 products from leading international brands like Martha Stewart, EK Success, American Crafts and over 100 more labels; it is a one stop shop to purchase genuine craft supplies in India. With an aim to encourage budding crafters and build the crafter community,Lulupu has created a blog platform and YouTube channel which hosts inspiring creative craft ideas, projects and monthly contests along with a team of designers.
Committed towards providing avid crafters in the country an access to world class products, Lulupu offers an extensive delivery network across India. To choose from an array of paper craft supplies for card making, paper quilling, craft tools, embellishments, pattern papers, washi tapes and much more at an attractive price point through convenient payment options including cash on delivery, visit www.lulupu.com.

We are seeking new members to expand our wonderful Design Team! We have fortnightly challenges which means 2 challenges every month. Lulupu store brings in new trending products from the market which are used by the Design Team to deliver inspiration to scrapbookers and card makers everywhere.

We will be taking submissions from now through October 20, 2014. We want to see your best work and want you to take the time to put together a thoughtful application that speaks to your love of card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and and what you will bring to our team. Not to forget the commitment and fun together!

We are seeking talented designers (worldwide) who are passionate about paper crafts. As a Design Team member you will promote the products on our website on forums, our blog and other social media outlets (like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc).

So if you are a active crafter with a Blog running for the last 4-6 months you may apply by sending us the below details via email to hello@lulupu.com with subject Design Team 2015

Once we receive your application and review it we will send out more details based on your assessment.

Application Form

1. Name

2. Address

3. E-mail address

4. Blog address (Please ensure you have a active blog for at least 4-6 months)

5. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Have you ever shopped at Lulupu or been a active participant in our challenges?

6. Why you would like to join the Lulupu team and what you believe you can bring to our group of talented designers?

7. Tell us about your scrapbooking/creative style, the type of projects you enjoy making, your favorite color schemes and products to use, as well as your least reached for products and color schemes. Share some details of your existing craft supplies that you enjoy using

8. Your Resume - List your winning entries in other craft challenges. Please share the url links to your posts here

9. List your area(s) of expertise of technique 
EX: If you have experience with Stamping and mixed media only please write:  Stamping, Mixed Media etc

10. Please share the pics of your top 5 creations that showcase your versatility with using different craft products.

11. A step by step tutorial created by you, a link works. Else you can also create a fresh one for this application. but we must see your skills at explaining a creative process to others

Any other Design Teams on which you currently serve, and if you have had experience in the past with being a challenge leader, DT coordinator etc., we'd like to know that as well (it's okay to say none!).) –

We have a great appreciation for our designers and we would be honored to have you join our team. We are looking forward to seeing your talent!

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to: Hello@lulupu.com

Thank you for sharing your talent with us :)


Monday 29 September 2014

Guest Designer- Jayashree Reddy

Good morning everyone!
This is Hussena here and I am very happy to introduce our guest designer for this fortnight, and it's Jayashree Reddy from the blog C|R|A|F|T|Y . She is a relatively new blogger, and has already a very own defined sense of style for CAS and trendy cards. If you've ever been through her blog, the one thing that really strikes you is how very chic and modern her work is! Very much in par with all the International crafters and we are happy to have her a s our Guest Designer here at Lulupu. So,without further ado, here's what she has to say about herself.

Hi everyone, 
This is Jayashree from Bangalore, I am a UI Designer by profession turned to stay at home mom for my 21 month old little charm and a hobby photographer. This awesome world of scrapbooking was introduced by my sister. Stared this craft to record my little one’s memories, and is always amazed by the difference scrapbooking makes in memory keeping process. Also a blogger since 2012 (c-r-e-a-t-i-v-e--bee.blogspot.in).

A quick CAS card.
CAS cards are my all time favorite, I always love to experiment the techniques with CAS cards.
I stamped the text background with Simon Says On Edge Stamp and Heidi swap clear stamp set in Black and Pink inks. Distressed using Black shoot, have used washi tape as well for the edges. Then adhered it to Black card stock. And heat embossed the “So happy for you!” sentiment, added pearls and blings.

Isn't Jayashree's card just perfect and so beautiful ? What a fabulous take on our current challenge of Black, White and a a pop of colour. I hope her card has inspired you to join in all the fun at Lulupu. You still have TWO more days to go! :)

Friday 26 September 2014

Mixed Media Card With Black,White and Rose

Hello Beautiful Crafters,
Shilpa here,
My all Lulupu team members have created amazing projects to inspire you for our 
And I believe you liked our theme of this fortnight too, Already we have beautiful entries, you still have time till 30th September, to link up your projects. It should be card, Layout or Tag

I made Mixed Media Card with this theme. And With Black and White, I've chosen Rose color.

I'll explain the process of making this card.

You will find white circles in the background, I created them with Sakura Modelling paste and Crafters workshop Circle grid template. Next I used Alpine Ice Magicals from Lindy's stamp Gang. I took very little amt of Magicals powder and added water in to that. I created drips on my card, and let color flow to get watercolr background. I made some splatters with the same rose color.

Next, I adhered torn pieces of text paper from Lemon Lush (gorgeous paper pad) at two three places on the card. At the edges I applied little bit of  Dina Wakely gesso. I  love the smoothness it gives as a base for surface. My new favourite Gesso :-)  yes I use tons in my mixed media work.
As you know mixed media is all about layers, I created next layer with stamps and Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, it is best, works on all surfaces. Lulupu has brought new wonderful textured stamps, you can find them here. I've used Almanac Cling Rubber Stamp,
I created some more texture with Crafters workshop specimen stencil and Black Soot distress ink
And again splatters of rose color...... my background is ready.

 Wonderful butterflies are from Penny black Social Butterfly set, aren't they beautiful. I stamped them with ranger black Archival ink, fuzzy cut them and adhered on the card. Sentiment is also from same stamp set. I've used Spellbinder's Tag 3 to cut the banner. I colored it with rose magicals at the edges.

Hope you liked my mixed media card, make something with this unusual color combination.

Lots Love

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Black and White + Hot Pink!

Good morning, guys! this is Deepti and I'm here with a very very very simple and quick card for the current challenge here at Lulupu where the theme is to make a project using only 'three' colors.. Well.. I've chosen hot pink with black and white color combo. This hot pink stands out really fantastic against black or white back grounds..

So here is my card and kindly click here for more details about the challenge, it's rules and it's regulations and for many more details..

Okay! To make this card, I first stamped the back ground with the circular stamps in Archival Jet black ink. Then at the bottom of the card I adhered a black card stock and stamped 'thank you' sentiment from Hero Arts in Color Box white pigment ink. Then tied a bow (cheater's method) and the ribbon is from Kaisercraft.. So this is a very simple and quick card and I think there is nothing a lot to discuss about.. ;)  

Well.. I would like to share the advantages of these type of cards..

1. If you have a specific idea, plan and sketch in your mind then it's very simple to make these type of cards.
2. They are not very time consuming
3. You can mass produce them easily..

Very simple rt? but remember with out plan or idea, making a 'cas' card, (not only cas style any style) is not very easy. You have to do a lot of home work and you have to think a lot if you want to be unique.. ;)

Oh! enough blah blah blah!! Ok friends, hope you like this card and hope you guys would give it a try with 

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.. ;)
Take care!! 

Monday 22 September 2014

Mixed Media card with Black, White and Teal blue

Hello friends!
Jaya here today with my inspiration post for you all for the current challenge.
This time the challenge is hosted by our very talented DT Hussena and the challenge is
Black white and Pop of colour

Challenge guidelines-
1. Create a project using only three colours - that is Black, White and any one other colour of your choice.
2. You can create either a Card/LO/Tag based on only on these three colours. Other colours 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 read the opening  post here.
I have a Black ,White and Teal blue coloured card to share with you all.
Here it is

 This is a mixed media card loaded with of Gesso, Texture paste and Mists from Lindys and Heidi Swapp. The butterfly chipboard is from studio calico and the embellishments are from Prima (bulb, resin clock, flowers). The stickers are from 7 dots Illumination collection.
Hope you like the creation. Do not forget to submit your entries in time. The challenge is open till 30th Sept. You can submit your creations here.

Happy crafty week!

Friday 19 September 2014

(Tutorial) Black and White with a POP of .........Gel Medium?!

Good morning friends,

Kripa here from beautiful, sunny Sydney. Its starting to get warmer here and I couldnt be happier. Warmer weather also means my mixed media projects will dry quickly and I don't have to wait overnight. ( I don't use the heat tool unless embossing, heating gesso/ texture paste can create fumes which shudn't be inhaled in large quantities, and specially by kids)

Have you started creating your projects for this time's challenge yet...... its a very simple but interesting one:

Challenge #39

Black + White + a POP of one other colour
You can read the detailed post on the challenge here.  

At first I was wondering how to create an interesting layout using just 3 colours ; texture and layers came to my rescue. There is no pattern paper on this layout - just washi tape and lots of packaging material from all the texture stamps I buy :) Here is a close up 

No brownie points for guessing - the Pop colour is BLUE. Its amazing the tones of colour one can achieve from a single cake of watercolour - add water to get a subtle wash, create stains, add more colour to get a depth for splats. 

Now, include a few more items - 3d gel, stamps, gesso and washi tape and you can create this. I forgot to take pictures while creating, but here is a step by step of how gel medium was used.

 1. My base is watercolour paper. Randomly stamp Kaisercraft dictionary stamp or any other texture stamp. Lulupu has recently added some beautiful Kaisercraft texture stamps. Use Archival or Prima Resist chalk inks. These are permanent and wont react when painted over with watercolours. If however, you stamp with distress inks, it will react with the watercolour and change the original colour you are painting. (Now that gives a very cool effect too, but not what I wanted for this layout)

2. Place a stencil over the stamped area and apply 3d gel medium. Let dry completely.It dries transparent.

3. Paint over with watercolour. The gel medium will resist the paint and give a beautiful effect. The same techniques were used to create the blue tag tucked under the photos.

4. Outline some of the stenciled shapes, Stamp over the gel medium with a permanent ink or gesso.

There really isn't much more to my layout. Washi tape stuck on packaging material is the layer behind the photographs. All the die cuts have been cut out of packaging material on the Silhouette Cameo and painted with black gesso. Finally, black glass glitter and sequins added using matt multi medium. 

If you have never used watercolours before, do give it a go. I bought myself a Mr Huey's watercolour set from Lulupu a few months ago and until then was super scared of free style painting. But now Im hooked - if I can do it, so can you.

I hope to have sparked your creativity in some way today. You can link your projects for this challenge here.

Supplies used from the Lulupu Store:

Thursday 18 September 2014

Winners for Challenge #38

Hello everyone!
This is Hussena here bringing you the winners for our challenge #38 -Anything goes with 3 or more Washi tapes. This time around we saw very less participation for our challenge but the entries which were submitted were all fabulous. We loved your unique take on our challenge. So, getting on with out Winner's and our Top 2 this time, here they are :

Top 2 
(In no particular order)

Ankita (A special email entry)
We loved Ankita's unique idea of creating a passport holder for herself and the beautiful way that she has used the Washi's to decorate the folder inside out.

Rupa's gorgeous upcycled memory box holder with the fabulous use of Washi tapes to decorate the box and so many amazing details really stood out for us!

And, drumroll for the winner, please :)

Dolly's dodecagram card with her amazing stamping using geometric shapes and Washi tapes as the main focus, fulfilled our challenge criteria perfectly plus her placement and colours are superb.
Congrats Dolly :)

Dolly, please write to hello@lulupu.com to claim your prize. Please write Challenge#38- Winner as the subject line of your mail. Don't forget to collect the Winner's badge from HERE.

Top 2 Winners, please collect your respective badges from the blog, HERE.

Please do not forget to play along our current challenge- Black, White plus a pop of colour to win an  exciting prize :) 
Have a nice day everyone!

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

Supplies used from www.lulupu.com :

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 (http://reusingwithquilling.blogspot.com)
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!