Saturday, 7 December 2013

Lulupu Challenge #22 Cook it up and a blog hop!

a big big welcome to all those who are hopping with us at LULUPU

We are so excited to see what the next year brings. So what better way than some fun challenge and blog hopping?

Welcome to the Lulupu Recipe Blog Hop 2013. 

We will be hopping from-  December  1st  from 9:30 am IST to 
December 20th until 12:00 am IST.

This month we have only one simple challenge for you but 3 awesome chances to win! Hows that!
This month’s challenge is

Challenge #22 – Cook It Up!

Pick minimum 3 Ingredients from below and create a new Recipe! You can work with all 5 too!

1. Image (digital or stamped)
2. Pattern Papers
3. Die cuts or Punches
4. Mists/Sprays
5. Embellishments

This time we will have 3 categories -
2. Layouts and 
3. Everything Else (Altered items, mixed media, canvas etc)

Challenge Guidelines - 
1. You can enter maximum 3 Entries Per Category
2. You must clearly mention the recipe used and about the final project
3. If you are picked as a winner in one Category you cannot be picked a winner in another category.
4. You have until 31st Dec 2013 to participate.

Please click here to see the complete guidelines

Not only will we be sharing some AMAZING projects, but there will be loads of prizes too to be won! 

Prize for Category 1- Cards

Prize for category 2 - Layouts

Prize for Category 3 - Everything Else

And thats not all!!

Now time for some details on the Blog Hop ! 

 How to join the blog hop?
1.     Be a Lulupu blog Follower
2.     Like our Facebook Page
3.     Add the Blog hop Badge on right/left side top of your blog and link it back to this post. 

4.     Blog about you joining the blog hop either as a separate post or in your participating post.
5.     Please make sure you leave a comment on each designer’s blog and we ask that you leave a comment here as well to be in the running for the prize. The last stop on the hop will be back here at the Lulupu blog. Please leave your last comment here on this post as well, letting us know your thoughts on the fabulous projects presented by our talented designers. 
            6. We will be hopping from today-  
December  1st  from 9:30 am IST to  December 20th until  12:00 am IST.
            7. There is a major twist to this blog hop -  the participating blogs will post their BLOG HOP post any time between 1st and 20th December. So you will need to keep an eye on the following list through out !

Here are the participating blogs

I sure hope you have fun hopping along with all of our super talented design team members and some guest designers who have graciously agreed to donate their time and talent to our blog hop.

To make things a lot more fun we will choose TWO lucky winners who leave a comment on all of the blogs. Have fun hopping along!

Here is what a random winner will win in case you have successfully completed the hop and followed all the rules.

Now that we've gotten these details out of the way, lets see what I cooked up! I've used all 5 ingredients! 

Its a journal cover that i altered! I've recently discovered that altering things is so so much fun! endless possibilities to convert a boring product into something new and exciting!!

I love love love the sentiment. One needs to enjoy life to the fullest every single day. We never know what tomorrow will bring! :) 

The feathers are die cuts, that have been misted with Lindy's and then embossed with enamel :) Have also used the wooden clothespins and bottlecaps new at lulupu! 

The butterfly is a punch out that I've glittered with my martha stewart glitter. Isnt it just yummmmmm??!?!?

All the other details are stamps that are heat embossed, coloured and fussy cut!

I've used my K & company tags to stamp the sentiment onto :) 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Your next stop is - Hussena

Remember her hop may go live anytime between now and dec 20th! so keep checking!!


Pratiksha :)

Monday, 16 September 2013

A Vintage Photo frame :)

Hey all you lovely people :)

Im sure you've seen my post over at the Lulupu Blog about this beauty.. here only to link up to my challenges :) (something which i havent done in a long long time!!)

Here's my vintage frame.. had an absolute blast making this one :)

Entering this into the following challenges-

simon monday challenge blog - stamping on anything but plain paper!
I've stamped on the resin embellies, on patterned paper, on chipboard and on the handmade frames as well :)

Charisma cardz challenges #36 - your number's up!
The love stamp has numbers, the quote has numbers and the love ticket as well!

Color conceptions challenge #4 - spread your wings with distress inks

Happy campers craft collective - Use a stamp
The quote is a stamp, the sewing form as well.. :)

Pretty paper studio september challenge - anything goes

Leave us some love :) and i'll be happy to help with you with anything :)

Pratiksha :)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tag it!!

Hey everybody

Quick quick post to just show u an altered tag. It was MME stamp packaging :)

Used lots of distress paints, embossing and stamping on this to create the bg :) 

The bloom is handmade :) as is the butterfly. It's die cut, distressed, misted and embossed :)

Entering this into the following challenges-

Lessology Challenge #27 - Packaging central 

That's all from me today! Will try and post something I made for my sis Tom! :)


Monday, 29 July 2013

Hop over!

Hop on over to the lulupu blog to check out an awesome and easy tute! :)

See you sooon with another post today folks! :)

Pratiksha :)

Friday, 26 July 2013

A mixed media canvas!

Hello all you beautiful peeps!

Yes blog land has been quiet :) have had a creators block for god knows how long. Absolutely unable to work! 

Anyways.. I finished this mixed media a while back and had to post it :)

Simple and sweet. Have made it into a fridge organiser that adorns my fridge :)

Hope you like it peeps! With my dear lil sis in bangkok on a recent holiday. She absolutely loves tigers hence the pic :)

Another post just for her soon.. :)

Used the poppies and peonies stencil with some modelling paste for the background. Layered it with some pp and lots of embossing and stamping :) also coated the entire board with mod podge to protect it  from wear and tear. The stamps are kaisercraft, hero arts, bo bunny and TPC studio.. :)

All blooms are handmade by me :) And i forgot to mention, this is my first attempt at mixed media!

Entering it into the following challenges-
Colour Throwdown #252 (razzleberry shade is in the glitter on the BG flowers)

Word Art wednesdays challenge #90-anything goes (happiness sentiment)

C.R.A.F.T challenge - For the girls (for my lil sis)

Charisma cardz challenges #29-make your own embellishments (all blooms are handmade, BG

Inspired by #85 (chair, blooms, colours)

Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog #11-Anything goes

Ruby's rainbow challenges #59-layer it up (lots of layers)

INKY linky #24

Divas by design - anything goes

Crafts and me challenges #139-anything goes

Thats it for today folks.. will be back soon! Leave us some love :)


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A big surprise!

Hello all you wonderful peeps!

I've been missing from blog land for a couple of reasons. Have been swamped with work annnnd there's a surprise! ;)

Head over to the lulupu! blog to know more! :p

That's it from me for today.. Keep visiting :)


Sunday, 30 June 2013

Flightful Birthday!

Hey everyone!

I'm here today with a birthday card I made on order. The only brief I had from the client was that the card be something that could be displayed in a shelf long after the birthday has passed. So my obvious choice was an easel card. But I didn't want to do a normal one. I used a double twisted easel card because the extra panels gave me space to put in little sentiments apart from the birthday message. Have included 2 tags for the family to put in their messages as well. 

Lets have a look

A close up of the left panel

The image is a Micia stamp i got from lulupu. I stamped and coloured the blooms, used some glossy accents and stickles. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado stamped on PP with love letter dew drop.

I recently got some Bo Bunny stamps, on the back of which was a little tip that you scuff the stamp with a regular pink eraser for great inking. I've always had trouble inking fiskars and inkadinkado, so i thought "why not?" And boy, did it work!! my happy birthday came out crisp and clear! Im so happy and this has solved all my inking issues with acrylic stamps :) So everyone who's having trouble with inking, just scuff the top with any eraser, dust off the stamp and you're good to go!! :)

The butterfly is also an easel which you can see here. Got the idea from the easel card to begin with. Shall share a tute for it in my next post :)

A look at the left side

I used a spellbinders die to cut the window and then planted blooms in the sill.. :) i loved the cute lil effect its made :) some punch out butterflies for flights of fancy :) the sentiment is from kaiserkraft :)

Hope you liked them :)

Entering into the following challenges-
(i didnt actually have crumb cake CS so i made my own using distress inks)

(summer for daisies and butterflies of course!)

I generally use loads of supplies on my creations, if anyone would like to know where i got them/what they are, please leave a comment. Will start linking them real soon though :)

Leave us some love peeps :)


Monday, 24 June 2013

All that glitters, isn't gold ;)

Hey everyone!

My current project took me longer than I expected because I just wasn't getting enough time to craft! 

Anyway.. All said and done, I finally finished! Yay!

Two monthly challenges are ongoing at crafters corner and Itsy bitsy and I've made this project keeping in mind both of them :)

It's a favour bag with a matching tag :) I absolutely loved how it turned out! 

The fairy is a HOTP stamp I bought from Priya's store :) I stamped and embossed it  in white on pink CS. Fussy cut, some stickles and all ready to shine ;) 

The fence and windows are impression obsession dies. They're awesome. Cut cleanly and without a fuss! 
 I really didn't want the fence to be as such and so converted it into a balcony! :) the fairy stepping in to grant your wish! :)

Blooms are all handmade. They've been punched, sprayed with memento fireworks, distressed with stains and paints.. 

Coming to the tag

The sentiment is from hero arts and its rather apt don't you think? ;) it's stamped with a glue pad and sprinkled with fine glitter. 

Entering the set into the following challenges-

*editing the post to add these*

There are too many supplies on these.. please leave a comment and ill be happy to help! :)

I hope you all like it! Thanks for stopping by :) 


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Urban grunge..

I'm here today with a card that is totally different from my usual style.. :) I like everything nice and neat. But like I said in my earlier post, I'm evolving as a crafter and I'm loving it :)

Black is a colour I usually use only for my stamping but today I decided to use it as my CS base. 

Lets take a look.. :)

The bloom is handmade :) loved loved the chunky glitter I got from Itsy bitsy. Then used an argyle embossing folder and my distress paints (gold, silver, brass) to create a PP of sorts. Tore away the edges after sizing, and distressed with walnut stain/antique Linen inks. Rather liked the effect it created.. :) 

A close up of the pretty flower :)

The stamp used on the side is from hero arts definitions watermarked and embossed in white. The sentiment is from hero arts all occasions stamped with memento rich cocoa.

Entering into the following challenge-

Hope ya'll liked my new style :) leave us some love ;)


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Stamping galore!

Hey everyone

I'm back today with two cards made with one single stamp set :) and yes, about butterflies. Who doesn't love em eh?! ;)

Since starting my blog, I've discovered that there are oodles of techniques and creative ideas that I have in my head, but never used! I am so glad that I've begun my blog to showcase my crafty journey :)

Here are my cards..

Surprised? Don't be! They're both made from one stamp set! It's butterfly wishes from fiskars. 

On the first card I decided to not use a sentiment and keep it all about the stamp. 

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the image. The little brown Vine on the side is also made by stamping the leaf flourish with rich cocoa memento. 

A closer look 

I used rainbow sparkle embossing powder on the butterflies.. Here's a close up 

For the second card I thought about keeping it simple, yet entirely different. 

As you can see in the stamp image above, the butterfly originally had a little flourish below it. Being a clear stamp, I just cut it :) personally I thought it was looking very OTT.. 

Stamped, embossed the image on Kraft CS and used the sentiment on a little self-made tag :) I used the corner punch from the MS punch-around-the-page set and rounded the sides. 
Loved the little toffee look it gave! Used some buttons and a mellow-yellow ribbon to finish it off :)

Hope you liked them! :)

Entering the set into the following challenge-

Entering the 2nd card (honey tones) into the following challenge-

Have a great day folks! 


Monday, 17 June 2013


My second post for the day! Wish everyday is as quick and creative as today was!

Made this card with another stencil. Yes, I'm in love with them for the present :) they're sooo versatile.. 

I stamped the stencil with versamark watermark, used my opaque white embossing powder and then distressed with spun sugar. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

Entering this into the following challenges..
ATSM Challenge#49 CAS addicted to stamps and more
CSC #145 case study challenges

Thanks for stopping by.. Leave some love :)


A rainbow without a rainbow!

Hello all..

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!! :)

I'm here with a card made with something new for me.. Stencils.. Bought them recently and was itching to use them. The current challenge at catchy challenges is about creating a background of rainbow colours without using an actual rainbow :) here's my take on it.. 

I created the background using my stencils and distress paints. Great new product. Loads of fun! :)
Using the stencil itself was super easy. Just used a bit of masking tape to keep it in place. 
Supplies used
Distress paints-barn door, mowed lawn, seedless preserves, mustard seed, salty ocean, black soot(for the dark blue I mixed salty ocean with blacksoot)

Peacock feathers distress stain

Punches- MS monarch butterfly, MS 3-in-1 hydrangea, MS 3-in-1 butterfly, fiskars grass border

Dies- memory box lamp post, memory box nesting birds

CS and bling from my stash :)

Thanks for stopping by :) leave us some love :)


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Color Conceptions Challenges as GD for JUNE!

Hello everyone..

Been a great week so far! hope it continues... :)

i have been asked by the extremely helpful and sweet Priya of colour conceptions.. She's asked me to be her GD for this month :)

you can find the link here.. :)

i made the bookmark with recycled die packaging from my MFT dies :)

entering my bookmark into the LESSology challenge #26:Feel the bead

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, 31 May 2013

CAS for the first time..

So i was just generally looking around when i saw this CASE STUDY blog.. fascinating stuff CAS is!

Decided to try my hand at it.. and this is what i came up with.. :)

I used the DT inspiration of multiples in different colours.. the wood veneer birds are inked with distress inks.. tiny one is spun sugar, a light layer of mustard seed on the big one and the other large one is antique linen.. A little bakers twine for them to perch on.. A little love.. and we're done.. :)

Entering it into this challenge-
CSC143-case study challenge #143

Thanks for stopping by..


Monday, 27 May 2013

My world, My dad!

I am a complete daddy's girl! I love him like there's no tomorrow and miss him the most out of everyone at home!! Everytime I've to leave moms house, I'm upset because ill see him again only after 6 months!! Thank god for Skype and FaceTime :)

It's his birthday this week and I couldn't find a better way to say I love you dad! This post, this card is entirely for him only! 

I love you to no end daddy, miss you :) thank you for being the father you are and making me the person I am today :) your unconditional love, support and values have given always shown me the right path in my life. I hope you get allll that you ask for and much much much more in life always!! 

The letters are stamped and embossed with rainbow sparkles powder.. Picture doesn't do it justice :(

Linking it to my first challenges ever! :)

simonsaysstamp memorial day challenge (not able to link it) 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Another tag book

This is another tag book.. Has 4 tags within that can be used as photo mats or journal cards..

Similar colours but different again.. :)

Happy birthday!

Made this for a client who wanted to wish his mother in a special way on her birthday! How sweet is that.. :)

Flower handmade.. Butterflies from the spellbinders jewel flowers and flourishes set.. 

Thanks for stopping by.. :)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Blue birthday!

I just love all shades of blue and was delighted to make this birthday card along those lines.. It's an easel card, unfortunately don't have a view of it standing up :( 

Gorgeous itsy bitsy bloom on the cover.. PP, mulberry flowers from Priya sivaraj :)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Mini album..

I made this album for a beautiful couple for whom these pictures were special and they wanted something that would set them apart.. :)

So here goes.. *picture heavy post*

The cover..

Behind the cover page.. 
Every page has a journaling space or a hidden tag ;)

The flowers are handmade on this one :) 

Orange blooms made by me.. :)

The last page.. It has a large journaling space so that they can write their messages :)
Blooms handmade by me :)

That's it guys.. Thanks for stopping by.. :)