Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas in July

Hi everyone, Gwen here today with a Christmas in July share, can you believe July is nearly over already!!  Be sure to get your last minute entries into the sketch challenge, we so love seeing your Purple Pumpkin creations and there is nothing quite like the chance to grab some FREE Purple Pumpkin!

Now you will all know by now it is nothing for me to use one or two buttons on a page and today's share is no different - this one has a total of 5 buttons on it!

I've mixed the spotty buttons with a floral print and mixed and matched the white and red.

I've used them to complete my flower clusters and the heart button (below) I used to balance out the layout and feature near my title.

and  now you have seen all the yummy buttons, here is the full layout.  This one was taken a few Christmas's ago now, 2008.   I know, I'm a bit behind - I get nervous scrapping Christmas for some reason!!

Now onto those challenge entries everyone, lets see you all using those buttons in your stash!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello everyone! It's Chantal with you today...

How's it going?  Did you grab yourselves a bargain at the big 2nd Birthday Sale?  If not, you may still be in luck!  You can check out what's still up for grabs at Purple Pumpkin's store.  

Today I'd like to share this layout which was selected to be in the top 20 traditional entries for the Scrapbooking Memories & Expertise Events BLACK AND WHITE PLUS ONE competition, here in Australia.  

I didn't end up winning, but I mainly did it for the challenge and my daughter Heidi absolutely 
loves this page!  :)

I have used lots of "scraps" on my page.  Amongst these scraps are quite a few off-cuts of 
Purple Pumpkin's hand-dyed doilies.  I know I've probably mentioned this before, 
but in case you missed it, I actually hardly ever use a PP doily "whole" on my pages.  
So when I mean "whole" I mean that I cut them up!  :)

So I thought that showing this layout would be a very good example of how I claim that I 
don't let any of my cut-up doilies go to waste.  Here's the proof!  LOL!  

Also included on my layout are PP cute li'l rose cabochons.  These are sooo easy to use.  
I seem to use them up sooo fast!!!

I didn't get to see all the entries to this competition, but I've seen a handful of them online and 
I love each and every one of them so much!  It would of been fantastic to see them altogether!

I hope that I may of inspired you to cut up your doilies and use up even the littlest scraps to 
add that something special.  :)

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Chantal! :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lucky Dip Bags - Grab One Now!

Hi everyone! Hope you've all been having a wonderful weekend :)  We are are at the tail end of our 2nd Birthday Sale, and there are just a few Lucky Dips left.

Only 9 left of the VINTAGE LUCKY DIP bags - you can grab one HERE.

Only 4 left of the BOY LUCKY DIP bags - you can grab one HERE.

Only 5 left of the GIRL LUCKY DIP bags - you can grab one HERE.

Thanks again for an amazing sale! Hundreds of these Lucky Dip bags will be heading out all over the world tomorrow (and all this week, depending on how many we can get out each day!). Hope you guys love them as much as we loved putting them together for you :)

Have a great week!

Rollin' around & Ten - By Crece

Happy Sunday Morning to you and your family. Hope you have had a great week and were able to grab an awesome Lucky Dip from the Purple Pumpkin Sale.

Today I would love to share with you 2 layouts I have done.

The first called 'Rollin' around' is a layout I have recreated. I hated the original layout back when I did it 3 years ago so i pulled the pics off and started again...and this is what I came up with...

 This close up shows a blue doily, yellow tag and green spotted button on a bottle cap all from Purple Pumpkin

 Here is a large spotted orange button and small green doily. I love placing the buttons over doilies :)

 A cool way to use the twine, is crossing it over your photo makes for a great type of border.

And onto the 2nd layout...
This is a layout of my oldest Son Andy on his 10th Birthday...

 Half a vinyl cog from purple Pumpkin

And this cute red/white star button, fluffy red button and blue doily

Thanks for looking, and dont forget to enter the Sketch Challenge for Purple Pumpkin...there are still a couple of days to get your entries in.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Don't Miss Out!

Good morning everyone!! Thanks to everyone who placed orders at our 2nd Birthday Sale :) The Mixed Lucky Dip is now SOLD OUT!! And there are less than 20 each of the Girl, Boy and Vintage Lucky Dips left. (the Girl and Boy Lucky Dips are my personal favourites. I wish I could show you what's in them!!)
If you'd love to grab one, make sure you head over to the shop. The Lucky Dip bags are the BEST VALUE way to buy Purple Pumpkin embellishments, and the only way to get some of our SPECIAL NEW RELEASES before they are available to everyone later in the year.
 And don't forget there is a FREE GIFT BAG with every order! FREE POSTAGE for Australian orders, and a flat rate of $4.50 for all overseas orders, no matter how many Lucky Dips are purchased.
Click HERE to go to the Purple Pumpkin shop.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, July 27, 2012


It's time for our 2nd Birthday Sale!!

FREE POSTAGE for all Australian orders. $4.50 flat rate for overseas.

FREE GOODIE BAG for everyone!!

Click HERE to go to the Purple Pumpkin Shop!!

Giveaway WINNERS!!

Oh my goodness, what a mission this was!! With entries for our giveaway both here and on facebook, it was impossible to use random.org to find our winners, so we had to do it the old fashioned way - printing out all the entries, cutting them up, and drawing the winners from a box. But FINALLY we have our 4 winners, who have each won a Lucky Dip bag of their choice!

Congrats ladies! Please email us at purplepumpkincrafts@hotmail.com with your postal address and which Lucky Dip you would like.

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway. We really appreciate your support of Purple Pumpkin :)

Only 3 and a half hours until SALE TIME!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Countdown Is On!! 24 Hours To Go!

Not long now until our 2nd Birthday Sale! We're busy packing up the last lot of Lucky Dip bags, and the Purple Pumpkin workshop is full of cute packages, waiting to go to their new homes :) We showed you a bit of a sneak peek of our Vintage Lucky Dip yesterday, and here is a closer look at our other 3 Lucky Dip bags (and yes, that is all the sneak peeks you are getting! We don't want to ruin any surprises :))


The sale will be starting at 7pm AEST Qld time in the Purple Pumpkin Shop. If you haven't shopped with us before, it might be a good idea to go in and register now. If the shop doesn't let you register (sometimes the security code is not friendly), or if your country isn't listed, just send us an email, and we can register for you so you don't miss out on the sale. You can register HERE.

And don't forget our GIVEAWAY! Winners announce tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2 Days Until SALE TIME!

Our HUGE 2nd Birthday Sale is only 2 days away!!! As you can imagine we are crazy busy, packing up all the Lucky Dip bags. You are going to love these ones!!

Now, don't forget, you can win one of these Lucky Dips before the sale, but you've got to get your entry in soon! You can enter on the blog, or facebook, or both. Check out our giveaway HERE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Boys will Be Boys....

While visiting my best friend, i had a photo opportunity with Liam. After 100 photos later, i decided i better stop. But this is my only time i get the boy pics to scrap unless middle daughter acts like a Tom-Boy which sometimes happens or i miss out!

I loved Anna's Craftcupboard July Sketch this month.

And my creation:

I just love the layered lollipop which really pops out on my layout. And Purple Pumpkin buttons are the best! I just had to add the cute little bug button too...

The Scrapmatts chipboard matches boy themed layouts perfectly and ties in with my embellishments from PP really well...

Are you ready for the Lucky DIp Bags??? You won't want to miss out on these...
So make sure all the kids are alright, housework done and be ready!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cricket Presentation Day by Sar

Today I have a layout to share with you from the November 2011 He's Savvy Kit from Scrapbook Savvy.  This was an awesome kit and one you can still get a hold of here.

My layout is called 'Cricket Presentation Day' and features my son Cooper very proud as he got his medal for Milo Cricket...plus his very proud Daddy & Poppy standing by.

I have used a pretty heavy misting on my background to add some interest...and added to my kit some awesome embellishments including a button and twine from the Purple Pumpkin store.

A closeup of the spotty button...can one ever have too many spotty buttons in their scrapbooking stash?  I think not!  You'll also see the twine which I have placed across my page, stapling as it fell...you really can't argue with twine too much, it goes where it wants to go...you just staple it down and move on!

Not long now till our big birthday sale...stay tuned this week for some awesome sneak peeks and excitement plus.

See you around!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

A little bit Vintage

Happy Saturday to you all Purple Pumpkin Fans!

Here today to share a few vintage inspired projects.... I just love how versatile PP is, from funky kids layouts to neutral Vintage projects, there certainly is something for everyone.

See the cute lil pattern button sneaking out from my flower cluster?  It was the perfect touch for my layout.

and here is it.... My daughter as a flower girl at my Nieces wedding.  She had the best day....and yes, that is me too in the pic :)

I have also created these 2 cards, featuring the sweet little bird buttons.

So whatever your style, there is a Purple Pumpkin button for you!!

Be sure to play along with our challenge this month too, we really love seeing your creations.

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Baby girl" by Vicky

Hello everyone!

As I've already told you, I am currently on vacation but (of course) I took some scrapping stuff along with me! So I made this layout for "Child's play challenges" as I was their guest designer for July (thank you Tiffany!).

My layout was inspired by the round shapes of the inspirational photo on their blog and of course I used watercolors to make a few circles and splatter some paint around using the tip of my brush! It would be a great idea to combine their challenge with our sketch!!!

I guess you must know by now that I can't live without Purple Pumpkin embellies...LOL! I've used a few doilies and 2 buttons on this one!

So,That's it for now! You have a lot of time to play along! Anyone can enter our challenge and you don't necessarily need to use PP products. Just check out our rules tab on the top of the blog!
Sale date 27th of July!! Yeah!!!
Have fun!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hello! It's my turn today! :)

Hi Purple Pumpkin fans, Chantal with you today!  I've got two layouts to share with you all.  The first layout is called "Blowing out the Candles"...

Here I have created my own "flame-like" paper using acrylic paints in white, yellow and orange.  I've also decorated my title with a white gel pen to mimic the diagonal stripes on the birthday cake candles, and the Red Baker's Twine.

I've used a Purple Pumpkin fabric button and I've wound the twine around it, then made a loopy trail, following the flow of the photos.  I've made a little twine bow and adhered it to the trail - so it appears to be part of the trail, although it's actually not. :)

I had a little knot in my piece of twine so I adhered this to the top right of my layout as is.  So where this is positioned, actually looks like it's attached to the above mentioned twine too.  ;)

Here's another layout I've just created, using similar PP products as above...

On my layout, "Feeding Big Ben", I've used a Black and White Spotty Dotty button (my fave PP "staple"!!!) and Grey Baker's Twine... plus a super cute little rose cabochon... they are so cool to use!!!

I love using PP's buttons like this sometimes - just peeking through. ;)

Please don't forget about Purple Pumpkin's massive $100 Giveaway!  You can check it out right here!

TFL & cheers,

Chantal :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good Litte Mummy by Sar

Good afternoon lovelies :)

Today I would like to share with you a page of my littlest girl Bronte.  In these photos Bronte is being a 'Good Little Mummy' and feeding her baby doll some lunch, god love her.

I have gone messy again in this one, use a clear texture paste mixed with mist for colour, as well as some glimmer mist sprayed onto my background.  I have used the WOW Altamatz for the cirles in my background, placing them on the cardstock and misting over them.  Also some black paint thrown in for good measure!

Here is a closeup of my cluster featuring some Purple Pumpkin goodness including the ever popular owl button and a stunning yellow doiley.

I've got to be in the right mood to create a page like this...basically just GOING FOR IT and not thinking too much.  Learning more and more to just 'get it done' as there is always so much scrapping to do!

Thanks for visiting the Purple Pumpkin Blog today.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Well today i would love to share a layout which is based on the latest challenge at Daring to Scrap

Its always a challenge for me to create a boyish layout considering i have 3 girls
But i loved the hessian button and the bright doiley....

They look great layered together with a bit of twine drapped over the centre.
I also added a few tickets which i cut in half and placed around my layout.

Well i hope you enjoyed looking at my creation for today. Have you checked out our monthly sketch???? There are some great prizes up for grabs...you have to be in it to win it they say!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

$100 Giveaway!

It's fast approaching our BIG 2nd BIRTHDAY SALE on the 27th of July, and it's all systems go here at Purple Pumpkin! Birthdays mean presents, and we've got lots of goodies for you! There will be FREE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE on Sale Night, and what goodies do you think we'll have available to purchase on Sale night.....yes, you guessed it - our Lucky Dip Bags are BACK!

The contents of these bags are TOP SECRET! They come in 4 varieties - VINTAGE, BOY, GIRL and MIXED. They are choc full of FABULOUS embellishments, including NEW RELEASE never before seen Fabric Buttons, beautiful flowers, hand dyed doilies, trims, twine, die cuts and SO MUCH MORE! No two bags are the exactly same, but they are all amazing value at just $25 each. You will be blown away with how many goodies you'll get, as they are worth so much more!

If you are new to Purple Pumpkin, here is a little peek at some of our products. 

You can find more info about our buttons HERE.

For everyone who places an order during our 2nd Birthday Sale, you'll also receive a FREE GOODIE BAG, as our thank you to you, our wonderful customers :) :)


Would you like to win one of our LUCKY DIP BAGS? Four lucky winners will recieve a Lucky Dip Bag of their choice. Winners will be announced on Friday morning before the sale, and prizes will be posted that day, so you'll be the FIRST to find out what's inside!!

So how can you enter? It's easy!

1. Be a follower of this blog.

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to here.

3. 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 :)

edited to add - If you are unable to leave a comment on this post, leave us a comment on facebook HERE to let us know you have shared, and you'll be in the draw too :)


PS - Check out our page on FACEBOOK too, for daily giveaways leading up to the SALE!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Your new bike - by Crece

Hello everyone, hope your week has been great. I'm feeling heaps better this week and manage to get a layout together to share with you today.

This layout is of my older son Andy, he got a new bike last year for Christmas, and I have only just got around to scrapping the pic.

 This is a close up of some white/teal twine I have wrapped around the star cut outs from Kaiser Craft. I also used this cute little boy button from Purple Pumpkin that I have had in my stash for a little while now and thought the colours worked well with the papers I have used.

And another close up of some red/white twine wrapped around another star.

Hope you have a fantastic week, and keep an eye on updates on the Purple Pumpkin facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Pumpkin/141808655854158

And also on the Purple Pumpkin 2nd Birthday Event on Facebook

Thanks for looking