Dec 4, 2013

Lulupu Challenge#22 Cook it up! & Blog Hop 2013

Hi ya, 

How are you all doing?? I am doing good… I am soo excited about Lulupu's Blog Hop, as this is the first ever blog hop i am participating… 

Yes we are having Double fun,  Challenge and Blog Hop @ Lulupu… We are  hopping from Monday, December  2nd  at 6:00 am PST to December 20th until 12:00 am IST. This month we have only one simple monthly challenge for you but 3 awesome chances to win! That sounds cool right!!

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

Oh wait there is more to win…. 

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 at the Lulupu blog. Please leave your last comment there 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 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 is the Blog Hop Badge...

                                          Varshitha <-----You Are here---->

Do join us ! we are giving away 3 Prizes !!! for the HOP alone ! 

See the FULL details of prizes here

Let Me Show you what i cooked up!!!

I made two cards, both are masculine … The first one is Baby Announcement/ Baby Arrival card…  For this card i used 3 Ingredients Stamped Image, Die cuts and Embellishments.. This is CAS card, i made after a long time… lot of stamping with tints of blue to get a abstract look with simple layering and embellishing with my favorite enamel dots.. 

Here is my next card, its not a CAS but a Simple Masculine Card with BLUE!!!! For this Cards the Ingredients used are Spray, Die cuts and Embellishment..

The base is a corrugated sheet, recycled from a corrugated packaging box, added random molding paste/texture paste and painted with distress paint(Mix Broken China and tarnished brass, which was a left over when i painted some other project.. ) and later added lindy's stamp gang spray from one corner… so its have of shine , half of pastel look, jus to give a more masculine meaning.. The key and gears are sizzix bigz chipboard die cuts… added vintage photo distress paints and dry brushed silver (brushed pewter) to match the sentiments shade… 'Congrats' is American Crafts Thickers… 

Your next stop is ----> 

 (Keep checking her blog , her post may come LIVE any time between 1st -20th dec.)
Happy Hopping!!!

Supplies Used: 


  1. Hi Varshitha, love both the cards, you've created some 'magic' here with the simple and elegant cards!!

  2. Varshitha. Both the cards are awesome. I love the blue circles in the CAS card. And using a corrugated cardboard as the background seems to be a perfect idea for a masculine card. Love both of them. :)

  3. Both the cards are beautiful varshitha ..cute baby image :) ,love the corrugated background in the second card..

  4. beautiful stamping and colours varshita, lovely cards and thanks for the Bloghop

  5. the first thing which came to my mind was...cho cute!!...i really loved d baby card...and yes also the gears...

  6. Both cards are cute..Varshitha..Love the colors..

  7. Simple yet beautiful card Varshitha............
    And lovely recycling too in usage of corrugated paper......... My fav color si Blue so, simply love dese cards

  8. Both cards are simply fabulous....liked the colors....Thanks for this Hop.

  9. Both the cards are gorgeous Varshitha!! love the first one more:)

  10. First one is such a cute card both of them..though

  11. Very beautiful boy's card. I love the blue. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  12. Both the cards are beautiful!! And the first one is very cute!! :)

  13. Wow Varna..really loved the colours of both the cards and a good idea of using the corregated card!!

  14. Beautifull your choice of colours!

  15. Hi Varshitha,
    Glad to have joined the blog hop :). Nice to know, that you are from Chennai :) Your cards are very sweet. I like the blue shade you've used.

  16. Omg !! The blue card loaded with inks loved it totally and ofcrse baby card is so cute. But i really liked the blue one !!

  17. Both your cards are just Fabulous Varshita..Not only is your baby card perfectly adorable I really just loved your Masculine one as well :) ..So perfect in each of their Genre's !

  18. I loved the embellishments on ur 2nd card but loved the 1st one the most...its so so cute:)

  19. Firslty I would like to tell I completely loved ur blog design.. its awesome.. and secondly ur cards always have simplicity and dey definitely carry beauty..

  20. Both the cards are beautiful... Love the stamping & colour combo on the 1st one & the texture of the 2nd.. :)

  21. Love both cards..Awesome..Stamping, texture, colors...are superb :)

  22. The first card is super cute........!!
    Loved the way you recycled the corrugated sheet. That's an awesome Masculine card!

  23. Varshita..Both the cards are really beautiful. Loved the use of the color blue in your projects. Even my recent project is blue.Looks like blue is in vogue. Also, loved the way you have stamped and textured the cards.

    I have hopped on from the Lulupu blog hop!!


  24. Loved both ur cards....but baby card is really adorable.

  25. Simple n beautiful cards... :) loved the use of stamp n blue tint in the baby arrival card..

  26. Hey Varshitha,

    Gorgeous cards.... Love the CAS style more... Hope u r enjoying creating baby cards at this pregnancy time of yours....


  27. love love love the baby card..soooo cute!!!!

  28. super cute baby card Varshita... love the lil image u hav used, n love the embellishments on the second card, nice blue sheen

  29. Lovely cards like the biue colors.
    Gr Elly

  30. Hey Varshita :)... lowe the way u have treated the cards .. really a treat to the eyes :)... came here from lulupu blog hop :).. really nice to see such inspiring creations :)...

  31. Hey Varshita.. making CAs cards are always so tough for me.. and it always get into my mind that less stamping n less of work in CAS style.. but see how greatly u managed to cook that CAs card up, with all stamping n modelling paste... Its jst awesome... really inspiring..

  32. Truly creative work.... And you have a great eye for color combination... Lovely work with both cards... Great job!

  33. Fabulous CAS cards. You've given a very new style to a baby card. So unusual and pretty!

  34. Beautiful work!! loved the baby card! Simple n cute

  35. I loved the abstract look of your first CAS card Varshitha.

  36. Both cards are very nicely done. Very creative

  37. beautiful CAS style cards .. really liked

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  39. Lovely background on baby card and awesome texture on second one, cards are unique, Varshita


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