Wednesday 24 February 2016

Layout Using Crackle Paste / Video Tutorial

Hello everyone,
Its Roshni here.. Sharing with you a layout I made using Gold Crackle Texture paste from Prima Marketing and papers from ‘’My Golden Garden” by Papericious both being a part of my DT kit.
The Golden Crackle is a wonderful texture paste which when dries gives a crackled effect it also has a beautiful shimmer in it… the thicker the coat you apply lesser the crackle formed… 

Sharing  is a few pictures of my layout

close up of the crackle effect.. 

And a Start to finish video   

list of products from the store: 

i hope i was able to inspire you ;) if you have any queries i will be happy to help you :) 

Monday 22 February 2016

Heartfelt Gift bag!

Hello Dear Friends! :)
Suchi here with you all today!
I am sharing with you something that is totally out of my style but hey! I am enjoying new techniques! Vintage, flowers, mixed media- I am going to showcase something new out of them! :)
So, I had this mobile box with me and came across an idea to utilize it! Let me show you the tutorial for making a Gift bag! :)

1.Cut out pattern paper sheets of length of the box . Here , it was 5.5inches. 5.5 * 9 and score at 2 from below

2.Cover the box using papers and let the bottom paper be more than its size. You will know why in the next step. Add Gesso over the edges to prime the surface.

3.Adhere those cut outs with the extended bottom paper of the box. It will look like this! :)

4.I used Heartfelt Creations stamp- Tattered blossoms from the store which you can find here.

5.I don't have co-ordinating dies for it. So, I fussy cut all the flowers.

6.I scrapped the background sheet which is from Papericious. You can find it on the store HERE. And the gorgeous button is also from Papericious which you can find HERE.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Altenew Hennah Elements | One Stamp Set, Many Ways

Hey, Friends !

Hope you all are doing great.

This is Jasleen here and today I'm going to share a few cards and other stuff I made using the gorgeous Altenew Hennah Elements stamp set I received in my DT kit. This stamp set is undoubtedly one of my favorite stamp sets of all time. Very versatile and such beautiful images.

Here's the first card:-

For making this one, I stamped the floral images all over the card base to make the background. Stamped the same floral images on a piece of watercolour paper, coloured those flowers using the Faber Castel connector pens that were gifted to me by my friend Vijaylaxmi Siyal. I loved the results. Then those floral images were fuzzy cut to be later embellished over the vellum-covered card base. I love the how vellum gives a softening effect to the background, so that the main floral images pop beautfully. :)  Finally, stamped the sentiment and added the Sequins. Lulupu has a beautiful collection of sequins. You can find them HERE.

Now, onto my second card:-

I started off by sticking a patterned paper from the gorgeous Papercicious 6 by 6 paper pad- Often collection, over the card base. Then cut out a piece of black cardstock at an angle, as shown. Stamped the beautiful lace border and the 'congrats' sentiment from the Altenew stamp set in versamark ink and white embossed it using white Ranger's Embossing powder and heat tool. Stamped the floral images from the Altenew- Hennah elements stamp set on a piece of scratch card stock, coloured it using distress inks , fuzzy cut them and mounted them over the card using 3d foam tape. I love how lovely they look against the polka dots patterned paper.

Here's my third card :-

For this one,I stamped the flowers in the corners of the card base using Altenew ink in coral pink colour and sponged the corners lightly in the same colour of the ink after masking off the flowers. Then I stamped and silver embossed the flowers over a piece of vellum and coloured them using Faber Castel connector pens. I used the Lindy's silver embossing powder here. Then, I fuzzy cut the vellum flowers and mounted them over the card base using Ranger's glossy accents(it acts as a perfect adhesive for sticking transparent/translucent elements) Stamped the sentiment and finally finished off with a few pearls and sequins.

Also, made these simple tags using this versatile stamp set :-

And last but not the least--

A pillow box made using patterned paper from the Papericious -Often collection and embellished with flowers from the Altenew set and washi tapes from the Lulupu store.

I hope I've inspired you to try out different ways to stretch your stamps. And when the stamps are as gorgeous as Altenew hennah elements, the ideas come quick and easy. :)

Looking forward to seeing your creations for this month's challenge. Link them up HERE.

Supplies from the store :

Altenew Hennah Elements stamp set

 Papercicious 6 by 6 paper pad- Often

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Martha Stewart Score Board


Distress inks

washi tapes

Altenew ink -Red cosmos

Thanks for visiting. See you all soon..


Monday 15 February 2016

Product Highlight: Techniques using inka Gold

Hello Everyone

Today I will be sharing with you several techniques to use the awesome product Inka Gold that's now available on store.
Inka gold is metallic water soluble paint with a creamy texture with beeswax being the main ingredient it is non-toxic and had a super fast drying time. Works well with porous surface and is available in a wide range of color. It can be used for giving a metallic finish to all your craft and home decor items. You can buy it here.

Friday 12 February 2016

Spotlight Designer : Suzna KH

Hello Dear Friends!! :)

Suchi here! Hope you are set for this month's challenge. You can find the Link up HERE!

Today, we have Suzna - the winner of our January Challenge - joining us here to be our Guest Designer! She has made beautiful altered projects! But before that, let's know more about her. Over to Suzna!

I had the great pleasure of being this month's Guest Designer over at Lulupu. Hope you all liked my last month's card linked to 2-0-1-6 Recipe Challenge! Thank you to Karuna for asking me to be here!

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Hi, my name is Suzna KH from Kerala, married and now settled in Bangalore. I am a B-Tech graduate in Electronics and Communication, but I’m interested in crafting.  I worked earlier but quit my job as soon as I conceived my adorable little boy and now I am a stay at home mommy fully dedicated to this wonderful role of motherhood. Also, balancing time with my passion for crafts.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Wood Veneer Hearts & Arrows Card

Hello, everyone!

Nikita here and today I am sharing a card for the current challenge:

#58 Hearts & Arrows

For this challenge, you have to:
1. Create a Card, Layout or a 3D Project.
2. Use Hearts & Arrows (both) in your project in ADDITION TO any other embellishments you wish to use. The hearts & arrows could be either on your patterned paper, stamped, die-cuts, stickers, hand drawn, wood veneer or sewn on your project - anything. But make sure Hearts & Arrows are visible.
3. Try and use colours other than RED & PINK. Though red and pink ARE ALLOWED, we'd like to see how you get creative with the colours.
4. Last date for submission is February 29, 2016, 11:55 PM IST.

Before submission, please read general guidelines HERE.

For my project, I decided to make a 6" x 6" Card. I have used papers from Kaisercrafts' Notes & Things 6x6 paper pad

Monday 8 February 2016

Love Takes Time - Hearts and Arrows Challenge #58

Hello friends.....Irma here ! nice to meet you again . Today I would like to sharing my   layout with a brand new challenge. 

Challenge # 58

Hearts & Arrows

Specific rules for this challenge are :

  1. Create a card, Layout, or a 3D project
  2. Use hearts, and Arrows ( both ) in your project, in ADDITION TO any other embellishments you     wish to use. The heart and arrows could either be fom a patterned paper, stamped, die-cuts, stickers,   hand drawn, wood veneer or sew on your project - just anything. But make sure hearts and arrows       are visible.
  3. Try and use colours OTHER THAN RED & PINK. Though RED & PINK ARE ALLOWED, we'd like to see how you get creative with the colours.
  4. Last date for submission of entries is 29th of February, 2016. 11;55 P.M. IST

But before you submit please read the general guidelines for the challenge here

Here is my love  layout cause our theme is Hearts & Arrows it mean about Love .

I use a pattern paper from Kaisercraft - Mix & Match Collection  , it suitable for my vintage style .First I tear one of a pattern paper and glued randomly , after that I apply white gesso with sponge. 

I continued with more papers craps, pieces of lace and photo, building dimension layer by layer – great technique when you want to get rid of the paper pieces from your desk! Some 3D foams were adding extra dimension too!  Then I add a little colour with gellatos 
I use some vintage boy and a little couple images  to my focal point. 

 I use a vintage stamp,  I added some stamping on the top of my white texture after that I tore the top and bottom of the paper, and glued with a card stock to make the page 12'x12' 

I decorated the pieces , a wooden arrows , a heart die cut, flowers , a fussy cut of  butterfly and vintage clock from the paper.

and add paper flowers 

The chippie Love Takes Times is my Title and I color the chipboard with ink spray and cover a little with Silks acrylic glaze.

Products you will find at the store :
Kaisercraft - Mix and Match Collection
Silks acrylic Glaze
Wood arrows, Chipboard Love take times, Lace , heart die cut are from my stash

Hope you like my works, please leave a comments and don't hesitate if you have any question, I try to get asap. Next I will make a pictorial so you will be clear with my explanation.

Looking forward what you came up with ! and please don't forget to enter your project here

Good Luck !

Irma Tirza


Friday 5 February 2016

Altered Spool / Picture Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
Its Roshni here and today for the February Challenge  Hearts & Arrows I have made a 3D project. I received this Needle & Thread Kaisercraft Paper Pad in my DT kit and inspired by this awesome paper pack I made a spool. It was an ideal valentine gift for my mom as she loves stitching. I used this pretty pattern paper to cover the spool and fussy cut a lot of elements from the paper pack to decorate it..... since the theme for the February Challenge was hearts I also used another paper from My Golden Garden Paper Pad  that was also a part of my DT kit.. sharing the tutorial followed by a few pictures of my project.

Thursday 4 February 2016

WINNER of Challenge#57- 2-0-1-6 Recipe

Hello, friends !! :)

This is Jasleen, and I'm back to announce the winners of our January 2-0-1-6 recipe challenge. All the entries were  beautiful and we enjoyed going through all of them. Thank you to all of you who played along. :)

Let me begin by announcing our SPECIAL MENTIONS :-




Pon Malar

Here are our TOP 3 favorite entries, in no particular order :-

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Hearts & Arrows | Cards

Hello Everyone! I am Suchi here with you all and today I am going to share with you all THREE cards i created for our current Feb challenge! 

As you know the theme this month is to use Hearts & arrows both in your project- I started off by choosing to make cards!

I received Your Next Stamps- Perfect Chemistry in my DT kit. Oh! These stamps are adorable, I tell you! I am showcasing Notes & Things paper pads which you can find HERE on the Lulupu store.

My first card is a fancy fold card. I love to make slider cards! I colored this adorable crazy professor stamp using distress ink and Koi water color brush. You can find a great range of ink pads HERE on the store as well.

Monday 1 February 2016

Challenge #58: Hearts And Arrows + Tutorial

Hello and Welcome, folks ! :)

This is Jasleen, back with a brand new challenge for the month of February. But before that, let me thank all of you who participated in the 2-0-1-6 recipe challenge last month. We’ll be announcing the winners very soon. Stay tuned.

Challenge # 58

Hearts & Arrows

Read the general guidelines for the challenges here

Specific rules for this challenge are:
1. Create a card, layout or a 3D project.
2. Use hearts AND arrows(both) in your project, in ADDITION TO any other embellishments you wish to use. The hearts and arrows could either be from a patterned paper, stamped, die-cuts, stickers, hand drawn, wood veneer or sew on your project- just anything. But make sure hearts and arrows are visible.

3. Try and use colours OTHER THAN RED & PINK. Though RED & PINK ARE ALLOWED, we'd like to see how you get creative with the colours.

4. Last date for the submission of the entries is 29th of February, 2016, 11:55 P.M. IST

Here’s what I've come up with, for this month’s challenge . Since this is the month of Love, I dedicate this to my love for crafting.

I got these fabulous patterned papers from Kaisercraft- Needle and thread in my DT kit . So, I made this double flip-box using these papers. All the floral cut-outs, those spool images, labels are from this collection itself.

I think the Kaisercraft- needle and thread collection of patterned papers are just perfect for making these kind of keepsake boxes for storing those little crafty trinkets, sewing stuff like spools, yarn,etc . Ofcourse  the store-bought plastic containers also do this job pretty well, but then we are crafty people, if something's not done creatively, it's a job half done, isn't it?  ;)