Thursday, May 26, 2011

Inkspirations colour challenge #70

Do you notice anything different, anything LOVELY? ...
Yes! My blog has had a make-over! While the dotty blogger template did the job & all, well.. it was sadly lacking in creativity, and that's what we're all about here on a papercraft blog.
I've also changed my blog name. So if you are looking for Lulla's L-Ink, you're at the right place.
I'm joining in Makeesha's colour challenge this week, and as luck would have it, her colour palette matches my new blog. So in order to celebrate everything LOVELY, one lucky commenter on this post shall be picked by to receive this card. Excited? Well you should be because it took me hours to make ;)

And here is the gorgeous colour line-up..

I've used stamps from the retired Asian Artistry set and Medallion by SU, and sentiment by PTI. The ribbon was some white satin from my stash that I've coloured with my Blushing Bride Stampin' Write marker. Clever, huh. I've stamped my main image in Early Espresso ink & coloured the dragonfly & blossoms in my Perfect Plum watercolour crayon, and spritzed a little blushing bride over the image too. The Medallion was then stamped in Versa Mark, heat embossed with clear powder, and brayered over in Sahara Sand ink.

I hope you love it, and the new blog too, I'd love to hear your feedback.

lulla x

PS. Credit, accolades & pancakes go to Sarah-Jane for installing my new blog template, isn't she clever? Couldn't have done it without you babe, MWAH xx

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SSSC 118 {embossed butterflies}

OMGoodness! This blog hasn't seen so much activity in ages! Nothing like an SU Convention to get the ol' Mojo going again.

I've participated in Karens Sweet Sunday Sketch # 118, which has a great big panel to let your imagination run RIOT! Nice & simple. I've seen this great embossing technique around, where punched out elements are assembled onto the card, and the whole lot run through the BIG SHOT in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder. This makes the image look like it's all one piece! Clever, huh?! I had lots of fun making tulips with the wing of the bird in the 2-step bird punch, and butterflies from my 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits.

I hope you like it, this is one of my favourite colour combo's at the moment {early espresso, baja breeze, daffodil delight & crumb cake}.

Lulla x

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention Melbourne 2011

Welcome to my Convention 2011 Post! I have loads of photos, so please make yourself a cuppa and have a browse. I had an awesome time, and I'm not sure what I was most excited about... Seeing Melbourne for the first time, having a 'break' from homeduties, stampin', or just hanging out with the girls & EATING! (We did a LOT of that ;)

Ackland St Bakery mmmmmm, YUM!

Sarah-Jane Kale, Sarah Klass & I at Perth Airport, so excited that we're almost on our way!

Seat 18C!

A little last minute Tombow glue-ing..
random cake shot :)

St. Pauls Cathederal? Anyone? Please correct me if I'm wrong..

The 'upside down' Yarra river, named because all the mud appears to be on the top. We crossed this bridge a dozen times a day :)

A couple of lost tourists ;)

St. Kilda tram. Brrrrr it was COLD that day!

St Kilda markets

Max Brenners' Chocolates, mmmm!

This glass walled ensuite was the talk of the trip. Just as well SJ and are are very good friends! Lol.

Finally, inside the Convention Centre, the gorgeous SU staff, including the AMAZING Shelli Gardener wow'ed us with some fabulous presentations. Look at that stage! Giant wooden stamping blocks and a HUGE tag made the atmosphere really fun!

Practicing a bow a-la-Teneale Williams after her fabulous WOW presentation!

The lovely SJ and I on awards night

and again..
Flinders St Station

Gorgeous Bonnie Thurber with SJ and I

I just love this shot of Sarah, enjoying her french toast..

A HUGE highlight of Convention for me was meeting the gorgeous Fiona Harrison! We have been in touch for well over a year via cyberspace, but to meet this amazing lady was truly a treat. Fi is a midwife as well as a talented stamper and maker of body treats & candles... and well, I think I asked her about a gazillian questions! Thank you for your patience Fi! Love you!

More SJ & Lulla. I swear we did more than just take photos of ourselves! There were just so many lovely ones, I had to include them.

Federation Square
And another one, see, I told you!

The gorgeous Louise Layton! Another lady who made this trip fabulous! What an honour to meet the face behing Inky LouLou designs!

And finally, some random French dude..

So there you have it. This post has taken me hours, as Blogger is soooo not my friend, so please excuse the random order of photos as I would have been here into next week to pretty everything up.

We had a blast!

Thanks for looking,

Lulla xx

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Roomie Gifts

These gorgeous little treat bags were made for my Stampin' Up! Convention roomates, and were packed full of goodies a girl might need when stranded away from her bathroom vanity, and her craft room!

The bag template is a dimensionally modified version of this goody bag by Makeesha. I've used retired Designer Series Paper (dsp) from SU, current & retired SU ribbon, and the large scallop circle die (cut 9 times per flower) from SU. How amazing it THAT!

For product details, or to book a workshop and make your OWN, please contact me,

Lulla x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A couple of RAKs...


Just a wee bit of eye candy to share while I edit all the fabulous photos I took at Stampin' Up!'s 2011 Convention in Melbourne!

I've used a dizzying range of products here, some SU (current & retired), some Stamping Bella, some Spellbinders, and some fabulous embellies from the lovely Chantelle @ Creative Bits.
If you'd like any details, please drop me a note :)

Lulla x

Monday, May 2, 2011


Hello friends! I haven't blogged in waaaay too long, and I must confess it's not because I haven't made any cards, rather because the time it takes to snap it's photo, edit, watermark, upload & blog about said cards, takes such a long time that just considering it sends me to the couch with a cuppa, in exhaustion ;)

But I had a bit of a card making frenzy last week, and before they are sent to their intended recipients, I thought I'd share a bit of card candy.

These are all made using PTI's Everyday Button Bits stamps, PTI buttons, and an assortment of SU paper, ribbon & miscellaneous. So I wont recipe them, or I'll be here for hours. But if you have any questions, I'll be happy to help.

Lee xx