Friday, November 30, 2012

Merry Christmas! Our Gift To You

Well, it's our last big sale of the year, with all NEW WASHI TAPE, Lucky Dip Bags, Flair Buttons, as well as all the usual goodies the Purple Pumpkin store is stocked with. Of course, the store stays open all the time, and will be topped up over the Christmas break, but items such as the Lucky Dip Bags have only limited quantities available, so make sure you get in quick if you want one!

As a thank you to all of our wonderful customers, we've got a special Christmas gift which will be sent with all orders $25 and over placed between the 30th of November and the 2nd of December. (limit one per customer). There are some special little goodies in these bags which we know you'll just LOVE! 

 So...anyone doing a December Daily this year? Wouldn't these washi tapes be just perfect for it?? I know I can't wait to get started on mine!

The shop is now FULLY STOCKED with washi tape!! Lots of NEW DESIGNS as well as restocks of many sold out lines.

And of course, here are our LUCKY DIP BAGS!! These are filled with so many fabulous embellishments, including NEVER BEFORE SEEN Flair Buttons, Fabric Buttons, Embellishments and SO MUCH MORE!

You can check it all out at the Purple Pumpkin Shop HERE.

Have a great weekend!!

Giveaway Winner!!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Giveaway!! We had 196 entries, which is just fabulous, thanks so much for your interest in Purple Pumpkin!

Of course, as much as we'd love to be able to give you all the prize, there can only be one winner.

And the winner is........

Congrats!! You will receive a GIANT LUCKY DIP BAG, worth over $50, full of loads of fabulous embellishments, including flowers, buttons, flair buttons, twine, washi tape, and some EXCLUSIVE goodies that only you will receive!!!!!

Please email us at to claim your prize :)

Now, for everyone who didn't win, you can still get your hands on some fantastic new embellishments at our End of Year Sale!! Just over 1 hour to go!!

Look What We've Got!! - SALE Tonight!

Our End of Year SALE starts tonight at 7pm, and we've got some fantastic goodies for you!!! As well as our famous Lucky Dip Bags, we've got LOADS of Washi Tape, including lots of new designs, as well as restocks of many of our sold out lines, NEW Flair Buttons and Bottle Tops, as well as all the regular great products already in the store.

We've also got FREE CHRISTMAS PRESSIES for all customers who spend $25 or more in the store over the weekend, and trust're really going to want one of these!!!!

See you tonight at the SALE!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glam girls by Judith

Morning everyone, Judith here to share a page I did recently. I love pink but my daughter's favourite colour is purple and so nowadays I rarely get to scrap much pink. Last week she came home with some photos taken at her best friend Rachels' birthday party. They had hired a pink stretch limousine to take the girls for a ride around town. So I took inspiration from the car door and went wild with pink.

Luckily, there are plenty of pink Purple Pumpkin embellishments to match. Here are some close ups of what I have used. Some pink tickets, a pink spotty button, a pretty tulle pink flower and a pink heart fabric button.

In this cluster I used a dark pink lace flower, a pink floral fabric button, some more pick tickets and a pink resin flower.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Sunshine

My Sunshine #46
Hi, Sarah here. Today I want to share with you a page that is very special to me. I have been doing a few 11 1/2 x 8" pages recently. Sometimes it is refreshing to try something a little different from your usual.
The photo of Sophie was taken on the day that we scattered my dads ashes back home in the UK. When he passed away in 2009 in New Zealand I knew that he would want his ashes taken back to England to be laid with the rest of his family who had passed before him. This year we finally made the trip. The photo was taken at the Carmountside Garden of Remembrance which is a really beautiful place. Sophie looks so pretty in her favourite purple clothes with the yellow spring flowers in the grass behind her. This was a really difficult topic to scrap about, as you can imagine and I had been avoiding it for many months. I am really glad that I did it though and my children now have this memory for the future.
I used some older October Afternoon products for this page. The cute birdie card is also from OA.
The purple spotty button and the gorgeous butterfly flare button are from Purple Pumpkin. Check out this close up.
These PP buttons really are great to add that special touch, or splash of colour to bring a page together.
Since my journaling for this one is obviously quite personal so I tucked it away in a pocket on the back of the page. Each of my 6 kids who range in age from 3 to 22 wrote 3 memories that they had of times shared with grandpa. I hope that they will  treasure this page and that it will bring back happy memories of their grandpa who we miss every day.
Have a great week everyone - and thanks for visiting our blog.

:) Sarah G

Monday, November 26, 2012

Define good? By Crece

Hi everyone, Christmas is just around the corner. Its one of my favorite holidays. I love the watching my children get excited over the simple things be it Christmas lights and decorations, to a simple Christmas movie on the telly.
Every year I take a photo of my boys to send along with the Christmas cards I send to family and friends. The photos I used for this layout I want to share with you were taken last year.
I created this layout for a challenge on Scraplounge.

I created a round layout using a WRMK Lucky 8 punch and Sew Easy, a bit of paint and some kaiser papers combined with Purple Pumpkin embellishments helped to create this layout.

This is a close up of my little cluster of Purple Pumpkin I have used on this layout. I have used a small red doily, a red heart button and some pink/white twine.

Dont forget this Friday the 30th of November Purple Pumpkin's sale is on. They will have all new WASHI TAPE available as well as Lucky Dip Bags, buttons, flowers, flair buttons and more!
So mark it on your calender .


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Summer is nearly here....

What a glorious day here in Tumut.....might get a little HOT later but hope its after i finish

I have a layout to share with you today....a bright and summery layout...
This layout was created for Scrapjacked. It was based on a layout originally created by Kim Jeffrees.

and a couple of close ups:

Spotty buttons are the BEST! They go with any style layout.

Have you entered this months sketch challenge????

We would love to see more creations in our gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today and i hope you all have a great and fun weekend.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Sweet - By Debbie

Good morning everyone!  Today is a holiday here in the USA, Thanksgiving.  A day in which we reflect on what we are thankful for.  I foremost am thankful for my family, which will be spending the day with me.  For those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving,  here's wishing a day filled with happiness, joy and family memories.   Now on to my layout, filled with new Purple Pumpkin embellishments!
I am working on an album for a friend and the beautiful girl in the photo is
her oldest daughter Rio.
I did a lot of machine stitching on my layout and stamping.
 I love the subtle touch of flowers I stamped on the large white doily.

This beautiful Purple Pumpkin  butterfly flair button
is a perfect match for the colors in my layout.

A little cluster using some tickets and a resin flower.

Love this pretty satin flower which I backed with a white doily.
We've got a big sale lined up for November 30, with all new Washi Tape, and everyone's favorite Lucky Dip Bags!  There will be free gifts for everyone on sale night too.

Don't forget about our giveaway and November Sketch Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

'All Grown Up' Layout by Helen Tilbury

Hello to all you Purple Pumpkin fans!  HELEN here with you
 today & I have one very layered up page to share with you...
I used up the last of my Riddersholm papers from my 
C'est Magnifique Guest Designer stint a few months back.
I mixed my Purple Pumpkin product with Imaginarium Designs
chipboard & cut that awesome chippie butterfly right down the
middle and popped him on opposite corners of my photograph!
I layered up tonnes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness - 
fabric button (polka dots) plus doilies & crochet lace too.
My title and cogs also come from Imaginarium Designs
and my stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.
I did all sorts of things to that chipboard :)  I painted it
first with black, then again with crackle-paint & lastly 
went over it with ink & distress stain in random places. 
I used up the negative sheet from the cogs as a rectangular
mat behind my photograph, together with one of the
 Imaginarium Designs fancy filigree corners.
Layers are key to achieving this look!
I tucked in a little piece of Imaginarium Design picket fencing too.
The paisley button on the left is from Purple Pumpkin available HERE.
as my starting point.
Supplies List for "All Grown Up" Layout

Papers - Riddersholm Design - Huntington Garden - Pavillion
6" Chicken Wire Template - The Crafter's Workshop
Black Paint - Making Memories
Distress Stain - Tarnished Brass - Ranger
Crackle Paint - Antique Linen - Ranger
Inks - Toffee (Color Box) Teak Wall (Prima)
Doilies - Store bought
Doily Die-Cuts - Quickkutz Nesting Doily Circles
Die-cut used on photo - Spellbinders - Labels Seventeen
All chipboard - Imaginarium Designs
All embellishments - Purple Pumpkin
Pen - Shachihata

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Going crazy"

Hello everyone! "Going crazy" is the challenge this month at Berry71bleu and that's what I did! I usually create using a sketch but not this time...I took my mists, stencils and gloss medium and started playing around! I loved the outcome!!!! The "Domestic Goddess" collection by 7 dots combined with the fantastic Purple Pumpkin goodies, urges you to create something extraordinary!!!

"Domestic Goddess"

I have misted the flowers to match the colors of my layout!!! That bold felt doily and the washi tape are from Purple Pumpkin!!!

I really loved this collection by 7 Dots as it has so many beautiful die cuts, vintage stickers and papers with bold colors!!!

Orange doily and dotted button are from Purple Pumpkin!!!

To create that dripping effect with your mists, just spray many times in a certain spot, then hold your paper upright and while it is dripping blow some air on it (I hope I make sense...hahaha)
These two cool funky star buttons are Purple Pumpkin!

We've got a great big sale lined up for the 30th of November too, with all new WASHI TAPE, and everyone's favourite LUCKY DIP BAGS!! 

There will be FREE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE on Sale Night too - a little Christmas present from us to you, our wonderful customers.

And Don't forget about our giveaway!!!

Have a nice day!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

October Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our sketch challenge in October! It was great to see so many fabulous entries. The design team have voted, and the winner is....

Belinda Spencer with this GORGEOUS layout!!! Congrats Belinda, you have won $25 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. Just put OCTOBER SKETCH WINNER in the comments when placing your order.

And our Random winner...

Congrats to Anne-Louise Newnham with this cute page! You have won $15 to spend in the PP shop. Just put OCT Random Winner in the comments when placing your order.

As always, it's a very hard decision to make when voting for our winning layout, and here are our 'Featured Layouts'...

We loved this cute girly page by Rikki Graziani!

And how cute are the little deer and hedgehog buttons on this adorable layout by Ronnie Simpson!

Just love everything about this gorgeous page by Julie Pearce!

And last but not is our Facebook winner!

Congrats to Rikki Graziani, you have won $15 to spend in the PP shop. Just put Oct Facebook Winner in the comments when placing your order :)

Thanks again to everyone who entered the October Sketch Challenge. For more chances to win, make sure you enter the November challenge, and post your layouts featuring Purple Pumpkin embellishments on our Facebook page for more chances to win!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Glorious cakes by Judith

Morning everyone, Judith here to share a new layout with you. I love multi photo layouts and had heaps of photos of cakes that my daughter and her friends decorated for the Royal Melbourne Show so I decided to try and get as many as I could on my layout and ended up with 7 photos. My daughter did the Daisy Duck cake in the middle and the One Direction cake next to it ended up winning the competition.

I have used lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies to complement the photos,
Here I have used a felt flower, corduroy fabric button (which I love the texture) and a heart metal button.

I used a layer of red tickets under the photos and managed to tuck a couple in on the bottom of the page. I was able to find two buttons which go with the cakes - a toadstool and a bee button.

Some things are out of stock but don't forget there is a big sale lined up for 30th November where there will new stock loaded and some goodie bags up for sale.