Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby girl...

This is my sweet NEW niece, she was born a few weeks ago now,
but was brand new in this photo, less than a day old! 
All along I thought she was going to be a boy, so I was a little surprised to learn she was a girl!! 
But that's OK coz I love Pink lol..

I love the cute little elephant button on this page, 
I think it perfectly suits a baby girl, and the twine gives it a nice soft feel :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Scraplifting by Sar

Do you scraplift?

I am happy to admit that I certainly do!

Some days I want to scrap with all my heart...but I just don't know where to start. Between the joys of motherhood, the busy-ness of running a business and working as well, the everyday stuff....sometimes its just to hard to come up with something original!

On a day like this I have been known to pull out a Scrapbook Trends magazine and find a layout that I love, and then I proceed to copy it! Not an exact replica by any means, but the placement or the colours or the style...just SOMETHING to get me started.

At the end of the day, its another layout scrapped and another story that my family has in their albums. And to me, this makes it ok.

Here is a layout that I scraplifted from the latest Scrapbook Trends mag, my layout is called Bronte Loves The Ballpit!

A closeup of the alltime fave spotty button from Purple Pumpkin.

And a closeup of the gorgeous pink owl button from Purple Pumpkin as well as a clay star, which just suited this page perfectly.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you all had a chance to shop in the new online store on Friday night, I know I did!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


LAST CHANCE to grab yourself a kit of cute handmade embellishments in our JANUARY SALE!! There are still 4 or 5 different kits available, but only 1 or 2 of each, so be quick!!

Things such as tickets, twine and spotty buttons will be available all the time, but this is your only chance to grab these limited release items. Check it all out at the PURPLE PUMPKIN SHOP now!

Baby Girl Layout - Crece

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is pouring down with rain and looks like we are going to have another wet week here in Brisbane. I hope you were able to get some awesome embellishments int he Purple Pumpkin Sale on Friday Night, so many new items were available along with some trusty favourites.

Today I would like to share with you a layout i have done of my Niece Mia for a sketch challenge I found on Stick n Giggle, She was only a week old when in this photo. I titled the layout 'Sometimes Angels come without wings'
 I have used in the top right hand corner a felt and button flower embellishment, and also a pink spotty button ontop of a handmade flower I made using my sewing machine (something i dont do enough of)

The papers I have used are Kaisercraft Lullaby papers which are really nice and soft pinks (and blues) really suited for baby layouts, and complemented well by the light pink embellishments that you can get from Purple Pumpkin.
 Here is a close up of my handmade flower with the Purple Pumpkin Spotty pink button on top.

I love these felt and button flowers they are so sweet to use and come in different colour combos in the sales.

Thanks for looking, and have a great new week...


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lots of Spots by Sara

Hello everyone.

Spotty buttons are a staple when it comes to creating with Purple Pumpkin. I am always reaching for my spotty buttons to finish off clusters.I have 2 layouts to share today, both with spotty buttons of course.

This first layout is for the January Scrap The Boys challenge. I have also some doily trim.

And a close up of the button.

My second layout is for the Handmade by Suzanne January sketch challenge.
And another close up.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, January 27, 2012


The new website is now open!! Make sure you pop in to grab some goodies from our January Sale before they're all gone, and take advantage of our


Many items have already sold out, and most others are now down to single digits, so get in quick before it's all gone!!

These cute little Monkeys are from our Monkey Kit, pictured below...

The Babushka Kit comes with our 2 Babushkas on our BRAND NEW button size...

And if you missed out on the Owl Kit before, here's your chance to grab one in a mini kit...

You can check it all out at our new online store HERE.


The sale has started!!!!

Go HERE to start shopping!

Sneak Peeks - SALE TONIGHT!!

We've got so many more sneak peeks to share with you all before the sale starts tonight!

First up, a sweet girly kit...

Spotty Button Tops to match...

Valentine Kit...

Valentine Twine...

Buttons for our School Kit

And LOADS of buttons...

There are SO MANY more that I haven't yet shown, but make sure keep checking HERE for all the latest sneaks before the sale!


Would you like to win a $50 to spend in the NEW PURPLE PUMPKIN ONLINE STORE?

There are two $50 vouchers up for grabs, and two ways you can win. If you are on facebook, go HERE and follow the instructions.

For another chance to win, simply go and REGISTER at the new store HERE. Stock will be added on Friday night for the limited release SALE!!

There is FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE for the January sale only, so make sure you don't miss out!

**For anyone having trouble registering, please email your name and address to purplepumpkincrafts@hotmail.com, and we will add you to the system. Your password will then be sent to you, and you will go into the $50 prize draw.**

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More Sneaks - SALE TOMORROW!!

We've got lots more sneaks to share today, starting with one of my favourite colour combos - yellow and grey...

For all you black and white lovers, we've got a great kit full of loads of black and white buttons and embellishments...

Something for the boys...

How cute is this ribbon?...

Well, that's all I can share for now, as we've exceeded our photo limit for the blog!! Hopefully we'll have some more space by tomorrow to share some more sneaks. In the meantime, make sure you've registered at our new online store, for your chance to win a $50 voucher!

Our Exciting News!

If you're on facebook, you might have seen this last night...


The sale will start at 7pm tomorrow night, but instead of being on the blog, it will be in a special section of our online store. You will just be able to go in, and click 'buy' on the items you would like, and then go to checkout to finalise your sale. It will be so easy! No longer will you have to wait for days on an email to find out if you even got what you were after. You'll see straight away what is sold out and what is available!!

As you can tell, we are pretty excited about this, and what it will mean for you guys, our wonderful customers. And to celebrate the opening of our store, we are offering FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE for all orders placed during our January sale!!

We will also now be offering items such as tickets, twine and spotty buttons ALL THE TIME, not just on sale night!

Make sure you head over to our new shop and REGISTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 VOUCHER! All registered customers will go into the draw, and the winner will be announced tomorrow night, just before the sale!! Click HERE to go to the store and REGISTER!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sneak Peeks - Sale this Friday!!

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans! We have been super busy getting ready for our first sale of 2012, and we have so many cute embellishments lined up. Many of these went our in our Lucky Dip bags last year, but because all the Lucky Dips were different, I'm sure there will be something new here for everyone.

Ready for a bit of a sneak peek?

First up are these Retro Kids XL Buttons....

Aren't they just the cutest?! These Owl Buttons are pretty cute too...

And how about this sweet little Ballerina....

And here are some of our latest colours of twine...

Keep an eye on the blog this week, because we've got a heap more sneak peeks to share before the sale this Friday, as well as some VERY EXCITING NEWS!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Double Take!! ;)

Hello again! I've another layout to share with you all today, because I had to take my other layout "Waiting" down. Look out for it soon in an upcoming issue of Scrapbooking Memories! :)

This layout was created for a colour challenge at Kraft it Up. I had such fun creating this...

I've used plain Kraft cardstock as my base, masked it with some AC stickers (they are really low-tack so they are great for this, actually!) and yes, that's Stickers, not Thickers lol) and glimmermisted it lightly, adding a few splatters by sqirting some of the mist into the lid and dripping it on there too.

I used pre-misted paper doilies from a previous layout, in which I'd used them as masks on white cardstock. :)

I loved using these bright colours because they really matched the photos of my daughter Lucy and her friend. On this layout I've documented that alot of her friends get them mixed up... even their teacher!

Have a look at these two cute red and white Spotty Dotty buttons from Purple Pumpkin...

I layered them by putting one partially over the other, and "squishing" them a bit. The top one dents into the the bottom one! Have you ever tried this before? It's really fun!!! :D

That's all from me today!

Until next time!!

Chantal :)

Waiting & Waiting! ;)

Hello there! Today I'd like to share with you all my latest layout based on last week's colour palette at The Colour Room. The colours reminded me of the modern take on the traditional Christmas colours and I'm bursting to scrap some more Christmassy pics.

These pics are of my daughter's experience in having to wait in line for such a long time for a toddler (just over one and half hours) to see Santa. It was well worth the wait of course and they had such a lovely time on all the rides inside the magic cave. The wait was better than the year before though... 2 hours! LOL! :)

So here's my layout, "Waiting & Waiting"...

I've used OA's new line "Holiday Style" here along with their green sprinkler spray. I've used some numbers for the "countdown" theme. I also used the negative sheet as a mask.

Here are a couple of closies of the gorgeous Purple Pumpkin goodies that I've used on my layout...

Check out that gorgeous PP felt flower (albeit cut up) - I love those bright pinks! And so funky too!

Peekaboo! There's the rest of it! I've also got PP doilies and doiley trims (all cut up too - LOL. That way you can also s t r e t c h them out before you glue them - they take on a different look! An example of this technique is in my first close-up photo). And of course a PP Spotty Dotty button - the perfect finishing touch, I always say! :)

This layout was a joy to make! The Christmas spirit is still going! For me anyway!!

Have you got some awesome Chrissy photos you need to scrap? This month's sketch is a great starting point to get the job done! I think Purple Pumpkin's embellishments give a real "warm vibe" to festive pics such as these. I just love 'em! :D


Chantal ;)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sketch Winners!

Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who entered our December Sketch challenge. The design team have voted, and the winner of the December Sketch Challenge is....

this gorgeous layout by Ronnie!

And now for our random draw winner...

Congrats to Susana!

Ladies, if you could please email me your addresses, I'll get those prizes posted off to you asap :)

Have you seen our Facebook Page lately? We've got a big GIVEAWAY happening on there, as well as lots of sneaks for our SALE this Friday night!!! We'll be sharing some sneaks here on the blog too this week, but facebook is where you'll see it first :)