Saturday, November 30, 2013

You are my world gorgeous boy by Jess Mackenzie


Today I have another CSI layout to share with you :) This is for case file 99.

Here is my layout:

I have used a gorgeous heart fabric button & some twine:
To get the twine to be all lovely and loopy and stay on my page I dip my fingers in gel medium then run along the twine. I then lay it on my page & loop it where I want it & voila! nice loopy twine thats stays where you want it too!

Thanks so much for checking out the Purple Pumpkin blog!

Love and Peace xox


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Up high by Judith Armstrong

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans. This month I've been playing along with CSI and this is a layout I created for one of their challenges. The photo is of one of my adopted cats Smidge. We often see him sitting up on top of our lattice screen. He started doing it as it thought he could get closer to the birds but without luck.
I created a background using some texture paste and a stencil. Then I washed over it with some watercolour paints to create a subtle blue and green background. I also painted some clouds through another stencil using watercolour paints and then gesso to subdue them a bit.
I handwrote my journalling and added some words in bright orange motex.

Here are some close ups. 
I have used a green yo you flower, and tucked in an orange fabric button under the flowers. I also used some orange twine to attach a little silver cat charm.

I used some pale blue lace that I got in a Purple Pumpkin goodie bag.  

Finally, I added some wood veneer shapes. I added some butterfly wings to the cat to represent  Smidge's desire to fly.

Thanks for looking.

Judith xx

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A bright and fun layout by Yvonne Yam

My nephews and niece make it very hard for me to take a lovely group photo together. *LOL*

The background was covered with an old crochet doiley, misted and embellished with some feathers and Purple Pumpkin fabric buttons. I also used some Purple Pumpkin washi tape at the bottom edge.


Monday, November 25, 2013

"Butterfly" by Vicky Varvadouka

Hello everyone!!

I was a guest designer at CSI for case #99 and this is my take on the challenge!!


Purple Pumpkin: Fabric button, the piece of fabric behind the photo, crochet border.

Thanks for visiting Purple Pumpkin today!!!
Have a nice creative week!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

"splash and play" - by Arnlaug Koppang

Happy saturday everybody! Altough it's winter here in Norway I'm still looking back at summer:-)

This time I'm inspired at the latest case file over at CSI, love the palette! I've used distress ink on the background and around the edges, and just layered various papers and embellishments.

This button is just perfect for this summer page!

And theese wooden strawberries are just so cute!

 Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, November 22, 2013

"Dream" by Vicky Varvadouka


Hello, I am sharing with you today a layout I made for 13@rts and CSI #98.
In this cluster I have used a Purple Pumpkin fabric spotty button & purple twine!!

And here you can see a lovely heart button!!!

Thanks for looking!!!
Check out our DT call!!!!
Hugs from Greece!!xx

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Favourite teacher by Judith

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans. Today I have a layout to share based on the first sketch this month at Stuck Sketches. This is a layout about my daughters favourite teacher at primary school. with photos taken in Prep and on her last day of primary school.

And some close ups of the Purple Pumpkin goodies used - a yellow crocheted doily, a blue star button and a small fabric apple button.

Here I used an XL Alphabet fabric button.

Thanks for looking.
Don't forget to give our sketch challenge a go this month.

Judith xx

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


We are looking for new Design Team Members!

It's that time again - time for our next DESIGN TEAM CALL!

Our current design team have done a fabulous job, and have created some beautiful projects. We think you'll agree that they have been AMAZING!! We'll be sad to see some of our fabulous designers go, but at the same time we're excited to see who'll apply to be part of our next Design Team!

We are looking for scrapbookers who love to do 'Project Life' style scrapping, and can incorporate our products into their pocket pages. We are also looking for a traditional scrapper who is also able to create sketches!

Are you new to Purple Pumpkin? Check out the store HERE to see all the great embellishments we have on offer!

Do you love scrapbooking? Do you love blogging? Do you love PURPLE PUMPKIN EMBELLISHMENTS? If you answered YES, then we'd love to hear from you!

Here's what you need to do...

Email the following to

* 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 if you have one.

* 3 of your favourite layouts (if you are a sketch designer, please include a sketch that you have designed as well)

**If you haven't had a chance to use Purple Pumpkin embellishments before, you can still apply. Make sure you check out our shop HERE to see what sort of products we offer**

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 well as a DT Discount on all purchases during your DT term. 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/facebook page etc.

* You will also be required to write 3-4 blog posts per month on the PP blog to showcase your work.

* Promote sales/giveaways etc.

* Provide a sample layout for our Monthly Sketch Challenge, and visit and comment on linked entries. (If you are a Project Life scrapper, you could use the sketch on a mini layout for PL pages.)

This Design Team Call is open to anyone, anywhere - International applicants are welcome to apply.

Entries must be in by Friday 29th November, with the new Design Team being announced on the 1st of December.

Good Luck!

Monday, November 18, 2013

A mixed media party card by Yvonne Yam

Hello there! It's Yvonne to share my mixed media party card! :)

I love using my Purple Pumpkin fabric button as the main anchor on my mixed media card. Then just add some charms and blooms and you're all done!

Don't forget to play along with our November sketch challenge!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Quiet Time by Jess Mackenzie

Heya Gorgeous Ladies!

Today I have a CSI layout to share with you.

Goodness me my Purple Pumpkin goodies have come in handy with this challenge!! I realised when I went to do this challenge I had nothing purple, then I got out my PP stash and wahooooo there was some gorgeous goodies that were PERFECT for the colour palette :)

Here is my layout:

Here I have used a awesome fabric covered button & a crocheted flower:

Here I have used some yummy bakers twine:

Thank you so much for checking out the PP blog :)

Love & Peace xox


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Good Times by Karen Grose

Morning Purple Pumpkin fans, Karen here today with another share for you.  This LO I created as part of my GDT with Shimmerz paints this month.


On here I've used washi, a fabric button as well as some hot pink tickets.  Always handy to have a PP stash of goodies as they go with everything !!

For close ups you can visit my blog HERE

Don't forget to enter our sketch challenge this month.  Still plenty of time for you to join in the fun and win some PP goodies.

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Prima ballerina - by Arnlaug Koppang

Hi everyone:-)

This fall my oldest daughter started taking ballet classes, and she loves it! She also loves scrapping and she especially loves the pages with lots of flowers and girly colors;-) When I got my last Purple Pumpkin parcel she tried to grab as much as she could from the goodies and proclaimed that she was of scrapping;-) 
So this layout is full of girly colors and embellishments:-)

I started out layering lots of scraps and then I added some molding paste trough a stencil on top. I embellished my page with lots of different  flowers, brads and pearls and a few epoxy stickers.

 I also, of course, managed to sneak in some Purple Pumpkin goodies:-) That ballerina button is just perfect, and I love the pink and white felt heart:-)

 And finally a close-up of my little proud ballerina:-)

See you next time!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A fun layout by Yvonne Yam

Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans! It's Yvonne here to share a fun layout.

I used a ticket, a felt fabric button embellishment and washi tape from the Purple Pumpkin store!

Don't forget to play along with our November sketch challenge!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

You Shine so Bright by Jess Mackenzie

Heya :)

Today I have a layout to share with you. I was inspired by this sketch over at scrapfriends!

Here is what I came up with:

Here I have used a fabric spotty button:

Here I have used a yellow ticket & some washi tape:

Thank you so much for checking out the Purple Pumpkin blog!

Love and Peace xox


Thursday, November 7, 2013

"the kite runner" - by Arnlaug Koppang

Hi everybody!

Winter is just around the corner here in Norway and I enjoy looking back at sunny days and keep the warm, sunny days alive:-)

This layout is about a day at the beach on holiday in Denmark. The wind was super strong and my daughter got to fly a kite for the very first time. She truly enjoyed it and you can see how happy and proud she is:-) My daugther loves pink, flowers and girlie things so she really loved this page.

On this page I used a lovely,  YoYo flower, a crochet doily, a pink fabric button and a ticket - all pink!

Hope you enjoyed my post:-)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Patrol Leader by Judith

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans. This morning I have a layout to share with you inspired by the current challenge at Scrap Africa. 
I have used lots of different types of washi tape and only one piece of patterned paper to mount by photo.

Here are some close ups. Here I have used a PP Flair button.

A general view showing some of the washi tape used.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx