Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Back To School - By Crece

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!
Today I would love to share with you a quick layout I created of my 2 little boys in their new School's Uniform for 2012. Emotions were high on the morning these photos were taken, It was hard to get the boys to settle as they were so excited about their new adventure.

 I have used an old range of Bo Bunny papers that of course suited the theme to the layout, I also used a mask for the background with Glimmer mist.

And a close up of the purple pumpkin yummies...
The Large white Alpha Button worked really well with the colours and theme for the layout. I added the blue doily to highlight the button and added the tiny vinyl tag for good measure.

Dont forget the Purple Pumpkin Sketch challenge ends today so make sure you have your entries in

Monday, February 27, 2012

Guest Designer - Gwen Wruck

Hi Everyone...

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be the guest designer this month and have the opportunity to play with some shiny new PP buttons. As soon as I opened my pack the XL Retro girl button caught my eye. My daughter Caitlin started Prep this year and the little girl on the button had a uniform just like hers!

I have layered up a doily and lollipop flower and frayed the lollipop flower edges a bit which adds texture and softens it. I also added a bright red spotty button tucked under a flower for a splash of colour. This really helps tie the colours of the layout together.

I'm quite addicted to twine and use it on almost every page I create. I tie it in bows, loop it around flowers or buttons and tie it in knots - the messier the better. The Purple pumpkin twine is just so nice to use, it's soft and loops really easily.

I have also stacked two buttons together here to create a feature. They squish really well!

I was soooo excited when I saw these cute little lady bird buttons.. they are the sweetest. I'm sure many of you snapped these up in the latest sale.

More layers starting with a doily and lots of co-ordinating spotty buttons and flowers.

Next up is goodies from the Vintage girl kit... For this layout I have pulled off the centres of the flowers and switched them for larger buttons. This changes their look quite a lot. I have then used the centre as a spot embellishment near my cluster.

The little girl buttons in this kit were soo sweet and the ribbon co-ordinates perfectly - of course! A ticket poked behind the cluster is also a sweet little touch.

One more layout to show you. For this one I have sprayed mist onto a plastic sheet then dabbed with my finger onto the buttons and doily. Neutrals are always good choices as you can adjust them easily with paint or mist to make them any colour you like.

and last but not least an off the page project. The vintage flowers are to die for; such a perfect touch to a pretty project.

and that is it, Phew! Thanks for getting this far... I know most of you will already have your goodies from the last sale and are ready to play. If you are looking for a place to start be sure to check out this months challenge sketch - there is still time to give it a go!

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2012 Calendar Project

I have never done a project like this before but since I'm always game to try something new, I'm going to try and keep up with this one over the next year.  Here is a peek at the cover.

Supplies:  Calendar, Stickers (SRM), Paper (Echo Park), Felt Flower (Purple Pumpkin)

I adhered a sun sticker on the cover and felt it needed some dimension so I adhered a Purple Pumpkin lollipop flower on top.  The size is perfect as you can still see the little rays from the sunshine sticker behind it.

Please visit my blog at the end of each month for an update with the newest month photos.

Thanks so much for visitng and don't forget to get your entries in for the sketch challenge.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

January Sketch Winners - We Have A Tie!!

The design team have voted, and it seems we have a tie for first place!! So that means that both winners will recieve a prize pack from Purple Pumpkin. Here are the winning layouts...

This gorgeous page is by Tarrah Mclean. Congrats Tarrah!

And this beautiful layout is by Belinda Spencer. Congrats Belinda!!

And our random winner is.....

Entry number 9! Congrats to Samantha Usher with this great page...

Ladies, please email us at with your address details so we can get your prizes out to you :)

Thanks for everyone who entered the January Sketch Challenge. You've still got 3 days left to enter our February Sketch Challenge for another chance to win a fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize pack :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Purplely, Purple Pumpkin share! ;)

Hi there!

I bought some super cool stuff at the sale last night, did you? Lots of mega-yummy new goodies, as well as the trusty faves!

I've created this layout recently based on a palette at The Colour Room...

It's a purpley kind of palette, with a splash of navy blue and sage green! Different, isn't it? Well, I wanted this lovely photo with a rubbish background (hence that's why we're silhouetted!) to shine! Fun! And I found this palette to be the perfect opportunity!

I have used a doiley as a mask and used metallic acrylic paint with a paintbrush for this background.

I've journalled around my double-sided tape roll...

And my title has used a small plate as a template! Anything that's in reach is not safe from my scrapping hands... LOL! :)

I've squished my cute Purple Pumpkin black & white Spotty Dotty button with my white and purple Large Spot button together by just layering them - then pressing down on them... that's fun - trust me!!!

I'm so excited for my next parcel of goodies from Purple Pumpkin! If you didn't make it last night - you could still be in luck!!! Be sure to check out the store! :)

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for looking!

Chantal :)

Friday, February 24, 2012


We are offering FREE POSTAGE for all Australian orders over $25, and a flat rate of just $3.50 for all overseas orders!!!

You can check out the SALE HERE!


The Purple Pumpkin February Sale starts at 7pm TONIGHT!!!

Make sure you check out our FACEBOOK PAGE for all the latest updates, and look for the February Embellishment Sale section in the Purple Pumpkin Shop at 7pm tonight!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Few More Sneaks - SALE Tomorrow!

Just popping in with a few more sneaks peeks for the SALE tomorrow night!

These cute Panda buttons are always super popular!

And our Owl Kits are back with a different background colour...

See you tomorrow at the SALE!!


It's nearly SALE TIME!! Here's a look at some of the kits we'll have on offer tomorrow night...

And here's a look at some more of our new buttons...

Sale starts tomorrow at 7pm in the PURPLE PUMPKIN SHOP.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More Sneaks!! 2 Days to Go!!

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a fabulous day so far :) I thought I'd pop in and share a few more quick sneaks before I pick the kids up from school. Here is a little peek at our NEW Pink and Grey Kit...

Isn't it pretty? These Zoo Animals buttons are pretty cute too...

And these Pink and Blue Floral buttons are just gorgeous in real life. The white flowers are actually raised for a really nice texture...

And how sweet are these little Ladybug Buttons...

Back soon with some more sneaks! I'll be loading some extra sneaks tonight onto our Facebook Page, so keep your eye out for those too.

Only 2 days until sale time!!!!!!

More Sneaks!!

We have 6 NEW colours of TWINE!!!! Aren't they just gorgeous?!

We now offer a total of 23 colours of twine in the Purple Pumpkin shop!

And how about these NEW Fuzzy Felt buttons...

I love these XL Cherries with a pink background too...

Well, I've got another busy day of photographing and loading products into the shop, but I'll be back later with some more sneaks, and the winners of our Jan Sketch challenge!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Soldier/Army Buttons - NEW SIZE!

We now have another new sized button - the JUMBO!

The JUMBO is a whopping 52mm, and will really make a statement on your page. Check it out next to one of our Large buttons...

Here's another JUMBO Button that will be available in our February Sale, a cute little boat...

The sale will be held in the PURPLE PUMPKIN SHOP, so make sure you're registered and ready to go for Friday night!!


Good morning!! Only 3 days to go until our February SALE!

We've got loads of new buttons that will be available at the sale this Friday night, like these cute little bees...

The Bee Buttons will be sold in packs of 3.

And how gorgeous and bright are these Pirates and Treasure Chests?

These will be sold in 6 packs with coordinating spotty buttons...

We've also got Japanese Girl 6 packs...

And lots of Gingham Buttons that will be sold in packs of 6...

These XL Owls would have to be one of my favourite buttons this time...

There are two different images, and will be available individually.

Well, that's all the sneaks for now! I'll be back soon with lots more to share :)

Make sure you check out our FACEBOOK PAGE for our $50 GIVEAWAY, for your chance to win some spending money before the sale!