Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Team Call!!

Yes, I know it's what a lot of you have been waiting for - our very first DESIGN TEAM CALL!

Interested? Here's what you need to do...

Email the following to

3 of your favourite layouts, cards or off the page projects, which show how you use handmade embellishments (especially our buttons).

A brief paragraph about yourself, including your name and address, details of any design teams you are on (or have previously been on) and a link to your blog.

Design team members will be appointed for a period of 6 months, and in that time you will receive plenty of product to work with. As a design team member you will be required to incorporate Purple Pumpkin embellishments on your projects where ever you can, and promote them on your blog. You will also be able to write blog posts on the PP blog to showcase your work.

International applicants are welcome to apply.

Applications will close on February 28th, and the Design Team will be announced on the blog in early March.

Good luck!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Are You Scrapping This Weekend?

Purple Pumpkin is sponsoring prizes for 2 challenges this month, so if you're looking for some last minute challenges to do before the month is out, then check out these...

Click HERE to check out the 123 Challenge.

And the challenge for Handmade By Suzanne is the sketch below. Click HERE to enter your layout in the January Sketch Gallery.

Hope you have a fun and scrappy weekend!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Giveaway Winner #1

Hi everyone! Wow, 46 entries into the Giveaway already! You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for helping spread the word :)

Well, it's time for the first mini prize winner...

And comment 37 was left by...

Congrats Sarah! Email me your address and I'll get your prize out to you :)

The next mini prize winner will be announced just before next Fridays update. Have you got your entry in yet? Remember, the sooner you get your entries in, the more chances you'll have to win a prize!! Check the previous post for all the details :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Ok, so yesterday I promised you a giveaway, and here it is! A nice little selection of dyed doilies, buttons, and handmade embellishments. To be in the running to win this prize pack, here's what you need to do...

* Be a follower of this blog, and post this giveaway on your blog with a link back to here. After you've done that, just leave a comment after this post. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

I'll be announcing the winner on the 22nd of February, with mini prizes drawn every Friday before that, so make sure you get your entries in early for more chances to win!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We're Back!

Well, the kids are back at school, and it's time to get back into the swing of things! I hope you are all enjoying using your Purple Pumpkin embellishments, and that you got lots of time for crafting over the holidays. We have been busy making lots of new goodies that I hope you will love!

If you are wanting to get your hands on some Purple Pumpkin goodness, the next update will be next Friday 4th February at 7.30pm. Starting next week, there will be lots of sneak peeks of the new kits, and I will be popping a new giveaway on here tomorrow.

I will be putting out the Design Team Call in the next week or 2 as well, so keep your eyes out for that!

Now here's a little question that I'd love you to answer in the comments here if you have time...What is your favourite type of handmade embellishment? I'd love to know!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Want to Win Some Buttons?

Purple Pumpkin is sponsoring a prize for the Sketch Challenge over at Handmade by Suzanne. If you'd like to get your hands on some buttons, then make sure you head on over to the HBS Blog to check it out :) HBS have a fabulous sale on at the moment too, with 30% off most things in the store, making it the perfect time to stock up. Click HERE to check out all the fabulous goodies in the store :)