Tuesday, 30 April 2013

200 blog Followers! Time for Giveaway!

Hello Lovely Crafters!

While we were busy putting up some interesting inspirations and tutorial all month long we just realsied that we now have 200 plus followers and oh that does definitely calls for a celebration!! We are so excited to have all of you onboard! Thank you every one for the continuous support and love. We are always here to share the love for crafting and bringing you the best of Craft products from across the globe and we are just an email away at hello(at)lulupu(dot)com

Monday, 29 April 2013

Washi Bow

Dear Friends,

How is it going with the current flavour of the month-projects dedicated to MOM?I hope you are all having fun.we definitely are having our share of fun going through your creations.

I am here to show you all my inspiration for the month with this super cute washi bow.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Gatefold card with Washi tapes

Hey folks...This is Indira here. As promised, I am back with my post to showcase the lovely Washi Tapes.

This is a Gatefold card with Love theme. It's a super quick card. I have used only one washi tape from the set that came in the Lulupu DT kit and I just went ahead and experimented with it. I have used the Pink Flourish print washi tape here. You can see the opened card alongside. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Die cutting with washi tapes!

Hello there,

This month we, at Lulupu.com are highlighting Washi Tapes and what all you can do with them. Personally I love washi tapes for their versatility. Use them on cards, layouts, upcycled projects and/or just about anything. They stick to almost all surfaces and make everything look pretty :)

Lulupu has the largest collection of washi tape designs in India and so no surprises that I own quite a few of them.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

How To: Make Paper Napkin Carnations & Box Upcycle

Hello everyone!

This is Indira here with a tute to upcycle a cardboard box. Incidentally, it also showcases the fabulous use of washi tapes, which is our highlighted product for this month. But yeah that is just a mere co-incidence. I will be back again with another post for washi tapes.

On to our post for today.... I made this cute and large storage box for a friend of mine. She wanted an empty box to store some goodies and gift it to her hubby.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Save15% on Micia Products!

Hi There!!

We know how much you all have loved our Micia Clear and Wood Mounted stamps and also the gorgeous inks and watermark pads!

Here is your chance to get them now with a 15% off coupon code ending on 22nd April.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wishy Washi Tapes

Hello there!

Its Isha here and today its my turn to share my Washi Goodness with you all. Before moving ahead, I would like to tell you what WASHI TAPES are.

Washi tapes are high quality masking tapes made of rice paper. The whole phenomenon of Washi tape started in 2006 in Japan. Earlier Washi tapes were known by the name of Japanese masking tape. But more than that Washi tape is a material which is beautiful yet useful at the same time. Who knows the fact that these beautiful strips of paper i.e., Washi tapes can work wonders on your craft projects!! You can tear it, stick it, re- position it, write on it, stamp on it and even heat emboss on it .. The low tack adhesive  makes it extremely easy to use and in fact re-use. I believe Washi tapes are easy to use yet add style, drama and glamour to your project and it's super fun to work with them .

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Framed-Washi and fabric tape

Hello!

Hope you all are having fun creating beautiful cards and projects for your Mom. Please do make sure to link up your posts to our Challenge 11.

Today I am sharing a frame I made and had fun with because I used loads of washi and fabric tape.
The picture speaks for itself!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Guest Designer for April - Kishley


Hello Everyone!

Hope you guys have been doing well. Team Lulupu would like you wish you a very Happy Gudi Padwa and Ugadi!! Have a Wonderful and Prosperous Year ahead!!! :)

Today we have another guest designer with us making something gorgeous for this month's theme. She blogs at Kishley's Studio. Make sure you check her blog out and leave some love.. :)

Over to Kishley. :)

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Hello, I am Dolly, most of you know me as Kishley from studiokish.blogspot.co.uk. I have been blogging on and off since I was in college. From writing stories, poems, snaps, random posts and now my creative projects, the blog has seen a lot from me. When I am not crafting, I am most probably working, taking care of my daughter or travelling! There's not much else i do :)

I have been in love with papercrafts since a long time. From waterpainting in school to making collages in college to making cards ( a lot of them ) after marriage and now making scrapbook layouts for my husband and daughter, I have spent a whole lot of time (& money) on this hobby! 

I remember buying quilling strips, tools and a fiskars spring-scissor on my honeymoon trip! The look on my husband's face was hilarious, that was the first time he saw the crazy crafter side of me. I should also say that he supports me lot in my creative pursuits and I am lucky to have him in my life.

So, for this month's theme "My Mum, my world", I have created this card for her. My mum loves bright colors, so i wanted a bright one for her. I find it hard to create layers on a card, so had them in a single panel and then embellished it with hard-to-find-orange-and-green stuff from my stash. Those alpha foam beads were the best find, bought them in Brussels some 2 years ago!

Hope you guys like this one!




Thanks,
Kishley


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Have you checked out this month's challenge yet? Its a fun one :) For all the details about the Lulupu Challenge#11 click here. :)

Monday, 8 April 2013

Guest Designer for April - Dr. Tanvi Shah


Hello there!


How have you guys been? Have you checked out this month's challenge yet? Its a fun one :) For all the details about the Lulupu Challenge#11 click here. :)



And now for the first guest designer for the month. Today we have the winner of our February Challenge, Dr. Tanvi Shah making something fabulous for this month's theme. She blogs at Paper Fantasee. Make sure you check her blog out and leave some love.. :)



Over to Tanvi. :)


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A very warm hello to all my fellow crafters from me, Tanvi.

I started crafting seriously quite a while ago but blogging was a slow starter for me. However once it got started, I have not looked back & now am thoroughly enjoying this creative journey.

Thank you Karuna n Team Lulupu for inviting me as GD for this month.

I am sure you will all create wonders for your mum’s as the theme is - MY MUM, MY WORLD!!

The twist this month is to incorporate many layers, so I added an accordion fold inside the card with a pocket to hold a tag. Adding so many layers also gave me the opportunity to use a variety of papers for this card - base card stock, PP, embossed paper, punched border & a beautiful textured handmade paper.

Here are a few pics of the card -

The front


The back


The inside & the blooms 


Hope you all like this & share your creations by joining this challenge.

Love,
Tanvi 

Friday, 5 April 2013

Winner Announcement.. Guess 'N Win Contest & Crafty Quiz Contest

Okay Ladies! We know you have been waiting for this announcement.. So here it is.. There are still two Birthday Contests left for which we haven't announced the winners.

The first one was the Guess 'N Win Contest!


The right answer to this contest is:
1. Snehal
2. Indira
3. Karuna
4. Nikita
5. Shruti
6. Isha
7. Juhi
8. Shalini
9. Ujjwal 

Easy peasy right? We had 16 right answers and two winners were chosen randomly! They will win a set of 5 Washi Tapes each! Check the yummy prize out!! :D


Now the two lucky ladies who have won this are..


That is Bhawana & Sathya!! Conngratulations!!! :D


And now for the Crafty Quiz Contest. We know it was a looong quiz, but you have to admit it was fun right? But before we announce the winners, we want to share the right answers with you!! So here goes!

Q1. When was Lulupu - The Craft Lounge Launched?
Right Answer: 01/03/2012


Q2. How many pretty ladies have been a part of the Lulupu Design Team including the current members?
Right Answer: 11

How?
1. Karuna
2. Nikita
3. Snehal
4. Shruti
5. Tejal
6. Khushboo
7. Shalini
8. Juhi
9. Ujjwal
10. Indira
11. Isha


Q3. This brand of Stamp comes in 3 sizes - CPS, CPM and CPL, and is sold on the Lulupu Store. Name this brand.
Right Answer: Micia


Q4. Lulupu currently stocks this hot selling product in 4oz and 8oz bottles with variations of Gloss, Matte and Fabric. A versatile product for mixed media as well. Name the product.
Right Answer: Mod Podge


Q5. Name any 4 types of inks.
Acceptable Answers: 
Pigment Inks, Waterproof Inks, Alcohol Inks, Dye Inks, Solvent Inks, Embossing/Watermark Inks, Chalk Inks, Distress Inks, Shadow Inks, Archival Inks, Hybrid Inks

Wrong Answers:
Indian Inks (Why? It is not a type of Ink.)
Tim Holtz Inks (Why? Brand Name)
Memento Inks (Why? Brand Name)
Micia Inks (Why? Brand Name)
Bravo Inks (Why? Brand Name)
Versamark Inks (Why? Brand Name)


Q6. Which of these brands is not associated with papers?
Right Answer: Memento


Q7. Name any 3 Stamping Techniques.
Acceptable Answers: 
Heat Embossing, Masking, Kissing, Rock 'N Roll, Soot Stamping, 2 Step Stamping, Smackin Acetate, Paper Piecing, Emboss Resist, Distressing, Resist/Resist Stamping, Bleach Stamping, Chalkboard Technique, Kaleidoscope Technique, Glue Resist Stamping, Joesph Coat Resist Technique, Triple Time (3 Layer) Technique, Gingham, Faux Bleach, Faux Postage

Other answers we received:
Acrylic Paint, Blender Pens, Watercolour
Even though these technically aren't Stamping Techniques, we will allow these as they are mediums used for stamping instead of Inks.

Wrong Answers:
- Rubber Stamping/Normal Stamping 
Why? It is not a special technique. It is basic stamping which can be done using rubber or acrylic wood mounted or unmounted stamps.
- Stamping with fresh leaves & vegetables - This does not really imply a technique but a method of using unusual products.

Q8. Which of these cannot be used for Die Cutting?
Right Answer: Corner Chomper


Q9. Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed... What are these?
Acceptable Answers:
Distress Inks, Distress Ink Pads, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Shades of Distress Inks, Markers, Paints by Ranger, Distress Ink Colours, Names of different Tim Holtz Distress Ink pallets/shades

Wrong Answers:
Tim Holtz
Mister Huey Studio Calico Mists


Q10. Lulupu is the only store to stock the latest and maximum number of:
Right Answer: Washi Tapes


Q11. Name any 4 brands that make embellishments.
Acceptable Answers:
Kaisercraft, Studio Calico, Prima, American Crafts, Pie Lane, K&Co, Basic Grey, Making Memories, Maya Road, DoodleBug, Martha Stewart, Petaloo, Itsy Bitsy, Bo Bunny, DCWV, Creating Keepsakes, Hero Arts, Hot Off The Press, We R Memory Keepers, Lawn Fawn, Amy Tangerine, Echo Park, Jesse James, Joliees Boutique, Tim Holtz, Artemio, DoCrafts, Artoz

Wrong Answers:
Wood Veneer (Why? It is a product, not a brand.)
PaperMania (Why? Is a label of DoCrafts. It does not make embellishments, DoCrafts does.)

Hulpmiddelen (Why? Does not make or sell embellishments)
Folio (Why? It is a product line by K&Co.)


Q12. Before it was launched as Lulupu - The Craft Lounge, what was the Store called?
Right Answer: (The) Crafting Queen Store


Q13. The Japanese art of folding paper is called...
Right Answer: Origami


Q14. The art of rolling paper strips and pinching them to form decorative shapes is called...
Right Answer: Quilling/Paper Quilling


Name the Brand that manufactures the following products.
Q15. Sew Easy
Right Answer: We R Memory Keepers

Q16. Cuttle Bug
Right Answer: Provocraft

Q17. Sure Cut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
Right Answer: Fiskars

Q18. MDF Albums
Right Answer: Kaisercraft

Q19. Glossy Accents
Right Answer: Ranger/Inkssentials


Complete the following.
Q20. CO_ _C   |  _A_ _ERS
Right Answer: COPIC MARKERS

Q21. S_ _M_  | P_E_S
Right Answer: STAMP PRESS

Q22. W_O_  |  VE_ _E_
Right Answer: WOOD VENEER

Q23. TH_ _KE_S
Right Answer: THICKERS

Q24. P_ NC_  |  C_AF_
Right Answer: PUNCH CRAFT


Let us now look at what the winner will take home!!! :D 


The three people with all correct answers were - Hussena, Taranjot and Vithya

And the Random Winner is.... drumroll please!!!

TARANJOT

Congrats to all the winners and thankyou everyone for playing along and making our birthday month so special!

The winners must contact us within 3 days to claim their prize by emailing us on hello@lulupu.com else a new winner will be announced

Hope you have checked our new Challenge #11 - My Mum, My World.
We would love to see you play along this month!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Punch Out SALE is on at www.lulupu.com

Hello Everyone

PUNCH OUT SALE is on!!

Love punches? Get them all with our fabulous four day offer! Make beautiful cards like our Designs Team

Use Coupon Code PUNCHOUT10 when you buy 2 or more punches to get FLAT 10% off.

Use Coupon code PUNCHOUT15 when you buy 5 or more punches to get 15% off.

Click HERE to get them all now!

*Coupon expires on 8th April midnight.
*Only paid/confirmed orders will receive discounts
*Free shipping will not be valid with this offer
*You can combine other items and receive free shipping only on other items if applicable

For queries please email hello@lulupu.com


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Lulupu Challenge#10 Winners

Hello Everyone!

We would like to thank you all for playing along at Lulupu's Challenge #10! It was sure a challenge to pick an inspiration and to show your unique creations which would look totally different!

We received few entries but they were all fabulous which made it so tough for us to decide a winner

Challenge #9 was about creating a project by picking a DT inspiration and to show your creation. We enjoyed going through each and every entry and as always here are the DT's favorites and a Winner!

And before we go ahead with the Challenge#10 winner we would like to thank everyone who joined us for the Facebook Photo Contest. The winner with the highest votes is

Anita
Congrats you have won a Rs.500 voucher to shop at www.lulupu.com. Please email us within 24 hours to claim your prize!

But before we announce the Winner and Top 3 we would love to mention these beautiful entries which were heart stealers! They actually made it quite difficult for us to decide and we think they did a fantastic job and therefore, deserve a special mention. They are listed below in no specific order.





Congratulations to all for their awesome entries and work.

And now the moment we were all waiting for.....

The top 3 in no particular order are



MERLYN
 A fabulous take on the DT inspiration. Loved how the Birthday banner shows through!

KISHLEY
The Napkin Fold card sure a popular one this month and we loved how Kishley decorated this card and added her personal touch for her daughter's first birthday

We were awe struck with the beautiful colours and soothing embellishments used by Hussena. She surely added her touch to the inspiration picked!



Congratulations to you all! Please email us at hello@lulupu.com for your Top 3 Blinkie! 

And the winning entry for the month of March is our favorite.... its her second innings ;) !

TANVI 
 Loved the pattern papers colours used and so well coordinated! The belt is embesllished so beautifully as well.

Please email us at hello@lulupu.com with your address to receive the hamper of DCWV Mat stack and pack of fabric flowers from www.lulupu.com and  your Winner Blinkie!

Hearty congratulations to all the winners.

We hope you do join us for Lulupu Challenge #11 - My Mum, My World
 
   The Design Team will inspire you with their new projects throughout the month along with tutorials so stay connected!



All the best!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Lulupu Challenge #11 - My Mum, My World!

Hello everyone!!

What a fabulous month we've had with so many fun contests and challenges. And there were so many that we need another day or two to announce the winners. They'll be up on our blog soon so watch this space. Quite a few of you are going to be lucky winners. :)

So we're at the beginning of another month which means another challenge, and as Mother's Day is coming up next month, we have decided to honour the lovely ladies without whom we consider ourselves worthless!

So the challenge for this month is:-
Challenge #11
"My Mum, My World"

As a part of this challenge, we will be creating feminine cards dedicated to our lovely moms, aunts and all those special women in our lives who have been like a mother to us and you have to do the same. We would also love to see you use many PPs on your card, although it is not a criteria to win. :)

To participate , please ensure you follow all the rules .

- Be a follower of our Blog 
- Please link new entries only.
- Only blog entries will be accepted which have a link back to our challenge.
- Drop a message in the comment box to alert our DTs.
- Linking to maximum of 5 challenges ONLY including this one to qualify.
- Maximum of THREE entries per person , please add (2) or (3) for your second and third entry against your name.
- International Crafters are welcome to participate too and if you win, your prize will be sent to an Indian address only.
- Lastly please remove word verification from your Blog to help our DT leave comments easily.

Let us check out what our design team has came up with when we decided our theme. :)


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Indira

Products used


Isha

Products used


So are you guys ready to play? You know how this works. You have till the end of this month to participate and link up.

We would love to see what you come up with.. You can submit your entries here..


Have a nice day!! And happy crafting!!
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