Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A few shares from Melinda....

Hi Purple Pumpkin Fans....

Its been a while since I posted any of my layouts....have heaps to share but I have been moving house and I am currently without  internet connection till next week and its already been 1 whole week.  I am doing this post from my sisters computer so hopefully it will work!

The first 2 layouts I did for Colour Combos Galore.....

A gorgeous floral button...perfect amongst all those flowers...

Love that pink and red button....just added the right touch to my cluster...

This layout was created for a Get Picky Challenge....

The cute little hedgehog button....

And lastly a layout for Stuck Sketch?!...bonus sketch #2..

I really love having the XL button with the smaller button side by adorable :))

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop....and don't forget this months sketch challenge...only a few more days left! Great to see so many entries!!

Till next time
Melinda xx

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Guest Designer Layouts - Belinda Venables

Our August Guest Designer Belinda Venables has been busy creating some gorgeous layouts. Just have a look at these!

One of our hugely popular Monkey Buttons goes just perfectly on Belinda's cute page...

as well as some NEW Vinyl Tags, and Orange Crochet Trim...

And another adorable page featuring some New PP goodies...

Some of these cute little New Owl Buttons went out in some of the Lucky Dip Bags. Were you lucky enough to get one?

The cute New Bee Buttons were also in some of the Lucky Dip Bags, but will be available to everyone in our next sale...

Thanks Belinda for being our August Guest Designer! If you'd like to see more of Belinda's gorgeous layouts, you can check out her blog HERE.

Have You Entered Our GIVEAWAY Yet?

Today is the last day to get your entries in for our August Giveaway, and the winner will be announced tomorrow. If you haven't entered yet, you can find all the details HERE.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks everyone for the FANTASTIC response to our first Blog Hop! I'm so glad that you all joined in the fun :)

So, seeing as the comments were left on two different posts, I thought the easiest way to choose the winner of the blog hop was to print all the names out, and put them into a bowl...

My little helper took his job very seriously, and swished all the entries around, before choosing one :)

And the Blog Hop winner is....

Congratulations Renee! Please email me your address and I'll get your prize in the post for you :)

The Design Team have all randomly chosen winners from their blogs too, so make sure you check them all out to see if you have won :)

Thanks again to everyone joined in with the Blog Hop! I think we'll definately be having another one!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Hi everyone. I have had a bunch of emails about people confused with the blog hop, as one of the Design Team's posts have not gone up, so here is your new blog hop order

Anne Patterson
Belinda Spencer
Hayley Turner
Melinda Thompson

Purple Pumpkin

So sorry for the confusion everyone! You just need to comment on THESE 5 BLOGS to go in the running for the prizes :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

It's BLOG HOP Time!!!

Welcome to our first ever BLOG HOP!!

As you know, the fabulous Purple Pumpkin Design Team have been busy creating layouts featuring our Clay Buttons. But to see what they've created, you have to hop around to each of their blogs. While you're there you'll get to know them better, because I've given them all a questionaire to answer too!

There are lots of prizes up for grabs along the way, and to go in the running for the prizes, you will need to comment on all 6 blogs, and this will count as your entry. I know it can be tricky to comment sometimes, but if you get thrown back to your "sign in" screen when commenting, simply uncheck the "stay signed in" box, and this should fix the problem :)

So, what can you win? If you visit all 6 blogs on the hop, you'll go in the running to receive a Lucky Dip Bag, full of loads of buttons and embellishments!!

There will also be button pack prizes to be won on each of Design Teams blogs, so you will have 6 chances to win a prize! Winners will be announced on Monday, so you have all weekend to do the Hop.

I'll be giving away some prizes on facebook tonight too while the hop is on, so make sure you're "attending" on our BLOG HOP facebook page to find out how :)

Are you ready?

Your first stop on the Hop is Anne Patterson.

Have fun! And don't forget to come back to the Purple Pumpkin blog and leave a comment after this post!

Happy Hopping!!

BLOG HOP Tonight!!!

Hi everyone! Are you looking forward to our Blog Hop tonight? Because we sure are! We have lots of layouts to share, and you'll get to know our Design Team better too :) And of course there will be PRIZES!!!

To go in the running for the prizes, you will need to comment on the blogs, and this will count as your entry. I know it can be tricky to comment sometimes, but if you get thrown back to your "sign in" screen when commenting, simply uncheck the "stay signed in" box, and this should fix the problem :)

So, what can you win? If you visit all 6 blogs on the hop, you'll go in the running to receive a Lucky Dip Bag, full of loads of buttons and embellishments!!

There will also be button pack prizes to be won on each of Design Teams blogs, so you will have 6 chances to win a prize!

Make sure you click "Im Attending" on our BLOG HOP page on facebook, for even more chances to win a prize!

See you at 7pm tonight!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I don't need to tell you...

...cause you've heard it all before! All of us love Purple Pumpkin and continue to use them over & over again on our layouts...we hope you do too!

Here's a couple of my latest pages featuring Purple Pumpkin goodness...

Kiss for the B'day Boy using a gorgeous range from October Afternoon, teamed with one of our gorgeous Floral Buttons and a super cute Frog Button that just suits this page perfectly!


So Proud - of my two boys and using some of the new Funky Felt & Denim Rounds from our last release.


Thanks for visiting Purple Pumpkin today and we hope to see you again real soon!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some random shares - Hayles

Well I'm back for some Purple Pumpkin shares, and I know I have said it before BUT I just love that you can use these awesome embellies on ANY page!!

So I am going to share some layouts I have done the last week or so using these embellies.

First off is a sketch fro Inspired Blueprints and I have used the felt circles from the pirate kit...

I broke this kit down and have used it on numerous pages and I still have so much left, such great value for money!

Another layout using the pirate kit is this one also from Inspired Blueprints and as well I have added a yellow spotty button and also there is a red doily hiding under the skull and crossbone button

and lastly a sketch from creative Scrappers and I have used a denim flower which originally had a spotty button in the middle which I removed and added this cute button(which I also think was from the pirate kit)

have also used some red and white twine.....another thing I JUST can't get enough of!

Don't Forget the Blog hop this weekend starting Friday night at 7pm.....lots of prizes to be won!!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blog Hop This Weekend!

The fabulous Purple Pumpkin Design Team have been busy scrapping up a storm, creating layouts featuring Clay Buttons!

So, to make things fun, we are having a BLOG HOP on Friday 26th August! Make sure you hop along to the Purple Pumpkin blog at 7pm, where all the fun will start. You'll be able to "hop" around the design team's blogs to see what they've created, and there will be heaps of great prizes to be won! You'll have all weekend to check it out, with all our winners being announced on Monday 29th August. You can rsvp to the Blog Hop on facebook HERE, because there just might be some little "pre-hop" prizes to be won!!

See you on Friday night for the HOP!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Combining products...... Anne

Here is a Layout I created based on the Bird is a Word Challenge about two weeks ago. I used one of the Wonderful BIG star buttons, a lollipop with newsprint and some of the cute little clouds.
Here is a close up of the buttons.

I love how so many of the Purple Pumpkin items can work so well together.

Hope you are all having a wonderful crafty weekend.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Frog Prince...with Belinda

Happy weekend everyone!!

I must admit it is not so happy at my place right now as we are battling the flu and the kids have it bad. Poor little things. So I have just snuck on here quick to share this layout...

I love this photo of William holding a green tree frog at a reptile party we attended recently. I created a layered background of ink, stamps and glimmermists, added a page torn from a really old insect book, some fussy cut foliage and Dusty Attic chippie. Then I layered on some Purple Pumpkin doilies, the funky new red and hessian banner, a spotty button and of course one of the fabo new frog buttons...

Isn't that frog button so cute?!!

I love the new banners!!!! Did you manage to pick some up at the last sale?

Short and sweet from me today. I'm off to check temperatures, dish out medicine and try to convince my little darlings to eat something.

Don't forget to get your entries in for the August Challenge. There's still time!!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Guest Designer - Belinda Venables

Introducing our August Guest Designer - Belinda Venables!

My name is Belinda Venables and I am currently living in Western Australia with my partner of over 10 years and three kiddos, Madelin, Makenzie and Max.I have been scrapbooking since just before Madelin (nearly 8) was born and my style has changed many times over the years! I have been involved in quite a few Design Teams and guest spots over the years one of which was American Crafts - 2 years in a row, which was such an honour. Others include, Scrap Therapy, Anna's Craft Cupboard, Crafty Matters Ceramics, Color Combos Galore and I am currently on the team at Scrapz Biz. I have been published in all of the Australian Magazines as well as several overseas ones and am currently co-writing a bio monthly feature (which I have been doing for the past 3 years) for Scrapbook Creations Magazine and am also on the UK 'Scrapbook Magazine' Design Team.

Here are some of Belinda's gorgeous layouts, using some of the older Purple Pumpkin embellishments...

I just love Belinda's fun and funky scrapping style! Make sure you go and check out Belinda's Blog, to check out more of her work. And keep your eyes out this month, for some more layouts from Belinda, featuring some of the newer Purple Pumpkin embellishments :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cabochons, Buttons & Felt Spiral Flowers by Sar

I was so excited to receive another package from the lovely Sam last week! So much yumminess in one parcel!

Here's my latest layout using a gorgeous XL Girl button, a stunning yellow felt spiral flower as well as a pretty little cabochon.

No such thing as going overboard with Purple Pumpkin products, in my opinion!

This page was for Sara's Wordy Challenge over in the Scrapbook Savvy forum.

And closeups...

You best be checking in come sale time to get some of these goodies for yourself!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

A little creation...Anne

I just wanted to share with you a LO I created last weekend. I'm sorry if you have seen it before but I wanted to share with with my Purple Pumpkin friends. This was created for the challenge at Out of the Hat.

I used one of the new felt and denim spirals.

And some of the clay buttons.

I love how the different greens play off each other.

Hope you are all having a fabulous and creative weekend, and don't forget our sketch challenge.

Happy Scrappin.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Girly Time - Hayles

Well I only have one layout to share today due to a very hectic couple of weeks but in saying that I received some gorgeous Purple Pumpkin during the week and I am hanging to use it.....

So this layout was created for the August sketch challenge at Annas Craft Cupboard

I have used heaps of inking to tie in with the green doily which is the middle part of a larger one and the new green deer button both from Purple Pumpkin!

Did you receive any goodies in the mail??
Don't forget you have still have time to do the August sketch challenge and link it up on the Purple Pumpkin blog, we love looking at your creations:)

Hope you have a great weekend planned, I know I will be scrapping!

Till next time
Hayles x

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Days...

...are being home alone and playing with my Purple Pumpkin embellishments!!

Happy Friday everyone!! Belinda here today with some layout shares for you. I always look forward to Fridays. I drop the kids off at school and deliver the school lunch orders to the bakery. While I am there I grab my favourite Friday indulgence...a London Bun. So I am sitting here on my own, typing this post and enjoying a hot coffee and my London Bun. YUMMO!!

Now that I have you drooling I better show you something pretty!! LOL

I created this first layout for the My Mind's Eye blog challenge...

The sweet apple button...

...and the spotty button...

...are just perfect for the bright and happy colours of the MME patterned papers.

This next layout was for the Handmade By Suzanne August Challenge...

...I seem to have a bit of a stockpile of Babooshka Buttons probably because I love them so... make this one a bit of a feature on the page I have added it to the top of a layered doily stack surrounded by foliage, banners and toadstools.

Lastly, this layout is my very first as Design Team member over at The Color Room...

I love pink and green together and I knew that the Purple Pumpkin matching owl button...

...and tree button...

...would fit right in with this colour palette.

Well that's all from me. My coffee cup is empty and I'm off to play with some more PP goodies. I hope you have enjoyed these shares and feel inspired to play too.

Don't forget to get your entries linked up for the Aug Sketch Challenge!