Saturday, 15 October 2016

My favorites from the store...

Hi everyone! Sindhura here.

Hope you are all doing good. This post isn't a regular one. I don't have my own projects to show but I have some random things to share. :)

Lulupu Store has been recently loaded with new supplies and I was very excited about a few of them. I'm looking forward to placing an order for these products on my wishlist.

The first is 'Ranger's Enamel Accents'.
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Tim Holtz, the creative director for Ranger, shares a bit about these little jars of magic in the video I linked below. You can see what the awesome colours look like before you decide which colours you want to buy. You can watch the video on YouTube if you prefer, HERE

I think I will buy all of them as they could be used to make enamel dots of our own. Personally, I find enamel dots a bit pricey. From what I could gather from the videos, these small bottles last a long time.

Here is another helpful video by Anita Houston about how the enamel accents could be used in the video linked. You can watch the video on YouTube if you prefer, HERE.

I was so happy when Lulupu stocked these enamel accents. They carry all the ten gorgeous colours plus white and black. Click HERE to shop your favorite colours.

The next awesome addition to the store is Waffle flower stamps. They are SO gorgeous! I love how their designs are so fun and unique. I honestly can't choose one favorite! Here are a couple of stamps that I'm sure to buy and try. They are from their latest release which is awesome! :)

I can already think of many possibilities with this fantastic holiday stamp set called 'Peace on Earth'. The big, bold 'Merry Christmas' sentiment would make an awesome addition to the 'back side' flap of the envelopes for your holiday cards, don't you think? Each and every sentiment in this stamp set could be used alone on a card to make some quick and awesome CAS (Clean and Simple) cards. Heat embossing them in gold would look great too.
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The next stamp set that I absolutely love is 'Wild & Free'. Isn't the name of the stamp itself awesome?! I would totally be tempted to buy it going just by the name of it. :D

I love this stamp set because it has some great silhouettes and a combination of silhouette and outlined images which I find very unique. 'Be wild and free', 'All good things are wild and free' are two sentiments I would use on the cards and give them to my hubby who is a free spirit! I think, he will like it! :)

Ink up a blue sky with clouds, stamp the bird, and then stamp 'Live' and then mask everything else from the sentiment except 'free' from the 'Wild and free' sentiment and stamp it. It would make an awesome card! You can also make a beautiful background with the flowers and leaves in the set. What can I say about the deer image? I'm completely in love with this set!
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You can find all the Waffle Flower crafts stamps HERE.

Also, make sure to visit the links to Waffle Flower's blog and YouTube channel for tons of inspiration HERE and HERE.

I'm not done yet! Have you seen the Penny Black 6x6 patterned paper packs? I'm totally smitten with them! There are 48 papers in the pack and are reasonably priced too. Some are already out of stock in the store.

Here are a couple of my favorites from the collection. (Please click on the captions to go directly to the mentioned product.)

Golden Moment
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Holiday trimmings
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You can shop HERE for all the Penny Black paper pads.

I love patterned papers and I shamelessly hoard them! When I think of patterned papers, the first brand that comes to my mind is 'Simple Stories'. I LOVE the fact that Lulupu is always loaded with Simple Stories papers and other accessories.

Here are my personal favorites from the recent addition.

'Posh' sn@p card pack
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'Posh' designer stickers
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How I wish I could use washi tapes! I just don't know how some of my friends use them effortlessly! I want to learn using them so I can buy this gorgeous bundle here! :) I mean, look at that bold floral design? How can you even resist it?! OK. That's the reason it is currently out of stock in the store. I'm sure it will be restocked soon. You could also write to Karuna at to preorder.
'Posh' washi tape pack
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 Did I tell you I love stripes? And when the stripes are bold like the ones in this paper pack, I love them more than my husband! LOL! Since I have this paper pad, I want to mention here that all the white you see on the papers isn't really true white. They are kind of 'off white'. But I promise, they are still very pretty.

'Posh' 6x6 paper pad
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You can shop the full Simple Stories 'Posh' collection HERE.

You would be blown away when you look at all the awesomeness on Simple Stories 'Posh scrapbook collection' Pinterest board. Oh My God! Pinterest is so bad for my pocket!

Now, I am almost finished. Thanks to those who still are there with me! :)

INKS!! That one word would have me jumping out of excitement! If you add 'Hero Arts' to inks, I might even dance.(I'm not good at dancing, so beware if you are meeting me in person. LOL!)

Lulupu has many ink cube sets now. I'm so excited about them! The best thing is, they are Hero Arts and Kelly's line of inks from Hero Arts.
coffee and donuts
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Lucy's florals
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 You can find all the inks HERE.

I'm finally done! Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

'Penny Black - Golden Moment' Mini Album


Chirali here. I hope everyone is doing great. :)

So today I am here with a mini album made from a very refreshing 6*6 paper pad of Penny Black, 'Golden Moment.' It contains papers full of colors which are perfect for almost any themed album.

Here is what I created:

Flowers on front are die cut from this paper pad only. Those birds have been fussy cut from same papers. So cool, isn't it?

Some inside photos:

And yes, how can I forget our ongoing challenge #66, 'Bling a Ding with stamping twist'. Therefore have used a simple stamped and embossed sentiment. Click here to enter with your creations.

I hope you enjoyed it.

Keep crafting.

Chirali. :)

Supplies used:

1. Golden Moment - Penny Black 6x6 Paper pad

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Vintage themed cards with a twist of glitter

Hello everyone,
            Riswana here. I've two vintage themed cards for you today.!

Card 1:
I've used Crafty individuals rubber stamp for this card.! It's so awesome with lots of textures & details.. Perfect for ATC lovers as it measures the same size.!!!

Colored the images with Zig CCRB pens & added wink of stella.! Can you see that shimmer?!

Card 2:

I'm totally in love with this gorjuss girl stamp set.. I tried a vintage look this time..
I've used gauze cloth, tissue paper & distress inks on the background. Also some stamping & splashes for added interest..
Hope you liked my projects. Do check out the new challenge running on our blog Here and enter your creations.!!

Supplies used:

Crafty Individuals - Pretty Poppy Rubber stamp
Santoro Gorjuss Rubber stamp - You brought me love

C ya all very soon.
Create. Have fun.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Fun projects with Foil and a pictorial

Hello everyone,
         Riswana here with you today. There is a new challenge running over on our blog this month - "Bling a ding with a stamping twist". Check out the details Here. I have some inspiration projects lined up for you using a wonderful product, iCraft therm-o-web DECO FOIL. Foiling is so much fun. There are many ways to add foil to your projects. Though a laminating machine works best, you can still pull up foiling with deco foil glue.!

This is gonna be a lengthyyy and picture heavy post, so gear up folks ;)

Card 1:

Here's a simple card.. I stamped the big bold sentiment from Mudra's Purely Sentiments - Brushed stampset and applied deco foil glue over it. (This glue dries very slowly. you need to give it a few seconds for it to become tacky,) Then I applied the foil over it, pressed really well and peeled off gently.
Repeated the same with the image from Fancy Flourishes Stampset. 

It's better to stamp with ink color similar to the foil so that minor glitches are not obvious.! Also big and bold images are the best to begin with.. Am sorry for the not so good photograph.. I tried to capture the gorgeous shimmer as much as possible... But i still feel it's better in real life,,

Card 2:

Here I've used finer strokes with the glue pen and the result was awesome.. Sentiment is formed using individual alphabets from Mudra's Brushed alphas stampset.

Card 3:

You can create backgrounds with foil. I went for a simple polka dot pattern here. This card is made with the gorgeous new release from Papericious - Incredible India.. The designs are stunning and so Desi.!

Mixed media tag:

This tag is almost one layered.! Yet it has lots of textures and depth by layering with stamps.. I am sharing a step-by-step pictorial of how I made this tag:
Spritz some water on a Manila tag from Ranger. Add some peeled paint Distress paint to craft sheet, spritz some water and swipe the tag over it, wet on wet. Repeat the process until desired look is obtained.

Add spray mists through a stencil randomly to achieve some texture..

Start adding layers with stamps. Alternate between permanent and water soluble inks and also do generation stamping to add more interest.

Add more colors and textures with stamps

Add white splatters with diluted white acrylic paint..
Swipe a glue stick randomly along the edges and apply foil over it.

Add more foil, colors and stamped textures. I heat embossed the lamp post from Bo Bunny stampset with Ranger super fine Black EP.

Add punched out leaves & ticket for embellishing. Add the same colors used on the tag to a lace & thread it through the hole. Finally add some highlights with a white gel pen and add a grungy border around with white gesso and a palette knife.

Hope you liked my projects and found the tutorial helpful. There is an awesome lot of new stamps stocked at the Lulupu store right now and of course a wide range of colors in thermoweb Deco foil.!! Grab yours soon and get started with this beautiful technique.!!

Don't forget to link your creations based on this month's theme here.

Supplies used:

C ya soon. 
Create. Have fun.

Monday, 3 October 2016

September mood board challenge winners

Hi everyone! Sindhura here. I'm here to reveal the winners of our September challenge. There are not many entries this time but these caught our eye as soon as we saw them. Here we go!

Top three in no particular order.

We love those flowers and hearts! My personal favorite is the striped patterned paper. :)

We love how Miti incorporatrd the colours from the mood board in her layout.  Love all the floral images and the pool coloured lace!

Shylaashree's addition of the geart doily and the flowers is great!

Now the winner of our challenge is....

Absolutely LOVE how she kept her layout simple yet interesting! Love the cluster of flowers to the right! Those stripes add so much interest to the layout. 

Congratulations, everyone! Anushree, please write to to claim your prize.

Don't forget to play in our current challenge. Click HERE for all the details.

That is all for today, friends!


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Challenge #66- Bling a ding with a stamping twist!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to a new challenge for the month of October!

Challenge rules-
1. Must do stamping on the project (Stamping of sentiment alone doesn't count.)
2. Add bling/ sparkle/ shimmer
For general rules and guidelines, click HERE

Here is what I made

I used Waffle Flower's Leafy stamp set and papers from Fancy Pants Millie and June pack.

As soon as I saw the stamp set from my DT kit, I knew the stamps when stamped randomly together would make a great background. I stamped the images randomly in different colours to make my own patterned paper. After some die cutting  for added interest, I layered the panel with stamping with a vellum circular die cut to make the sentiment stand out from the busy background. Added some sequins and coated all the images with a layer of Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen.

Supplies used from the store
Fancy Pants Millie and June pack
Waffle Flower Leafy stamp set
Hero Arts shadow inks

I hope you like my card and also will play along and try different stamping techniques. :)


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Beautiful day- cardmaking video

Hello everyone!

Today I have a simple card and a video to share. Here is the card-  

Here is how I made it...

I wanted to use a single stamp for my card that is neither too small not too large. So, this stamp set called 'leafy' from Mudra seemed perfect for me.

I stamped the leaf in the lightest colour of green ink that I have. Then, stamped with a darker shade exactly on the previously stamped image after dabbing off some of the ink from the stamp. Then repeated the step with darkest shade. Once that was done, I inked up the same stamp with versamark and stamped it on previously stamped image and heat set with glitter embossing powder. 

I repeated the process for five leaves. Then sponged black soot distress ink. The leaves resist the ink as they are heat embossed.

Here is the link to Jennifer McGuire's video from which I got inspired...

I also made a video showing the entire process in the video. You can watch the video here or on YouTube HERE.

List of supplies used from Lulupu store-
Mudra 2x3 mini stamp set- Leafy
Echo Park 6x6 inch paper pad- Party time
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