Friday, August 31, 2012


The SALE is on now at the Purple Pumpkin Shop! You'll find new kits, buttons and other embellishments in the August New Release tab on the left hand side of the shop.

We've got LUCKY DIP button packs!

BUTTON LUCKY DIPS! Over the 2 years we've been running, we've accumulated LOADS of odd buttons - leftovers from kits and button packs, some older designs that are too few to list in the shop again, some that were made only for Lucky Dip bags etc. Well, we've got 3 huge boxes of them here, and it's time to free up some space! This is your chance to get Purple Pumpkin buttons are the best price ever!!

10 buttons for $5 - you'll get a mix of plain patterned and picture buttons, and the sizes of the buttons may vary. Who knows what you'll get! These will be available in Boy and Girl packs :)

You can find it all at the shop HERE.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A little Spirit.....

Hello there....

Today is sooooooo cold and i am finally at home. Its been one of those sort of days....
The layout i created and want to show you is based on the latest word for BITW.

I have been lucky to have taken a heap of photo's of my niece. So its been a little different scrapping another little girl who is not one of

I just love the Owl Buttons from Purple Pumpkin and because she loves the show "Giggle and Hoot" they are just perfect for my layouts which feature Alexa.

I hope everyone enjoyed their day today...sorry for the late post...until next time



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sneak Peeks - SALE ON FRIDAY!

Some more sneaky peeks to tempt you with today! 

Here's a kit for our vintage lovers - the Vintage Teddy Kit! In this kit you'll receive a Vintage Teddy XL Button, 3 assorted patterned buttons, 1 calico button, handmade calico flower, large ribbon flower with bling centre, kraft tags, 2 resin flowers, 2 vintage lady resin cameos, doily and doily trim.

Lots of buttons and other embellishments will be available too, like these Liquorice Allsorts...

Cute Bottle Top Owls...

Buttons Packs - these will all be available in packs of 3...

Felt Hearts & Buttons...

And Fabric & Denim Lollipops...

These will all be released into the Purple Pumpkin Shop on Friday 31st of August at 7pm QLD time. If you're in a different time zone, just keep an eye on the clock in our sidebar.

Have you entered our Washi Giveaway?  Tomorrow is the last day to get your entries in!!! Go HERE to enter, but HURRY!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Play Hard!

Hi guys, Sarah with you this morning. Our weekend was filled with end-of-season soccer games and I actually remembered to take my camera along to Jaime's game. I got some photos of the action but I also got lots of shots of my other kids playing along the sidelines. I chose my favourite photo of each kid and incorporated them into this 4-photo page. Now I have to confess that I shamelessly scraplifted the overall page design from a LO that I saw at the October Afternoon blog (not sure who the artist was though). I really love the way that the three small photos are balanced out by the larger focal shot and it was the perfect design for the story I wanted to tell.
I used the new October Afternoon 'Woodland' collection - it is a really delicious one! My latest obsession is Washi Tape (now available at Purple Pumkin) and I have used it to make a frame around the entire page. Now for the PP yummies! Check out the pink felt flower with the green spotty button centre and that totally cute little birdie button. I love the way that PP products totally add that finishing touch to a page! - Oh and the bakers twine is also PP ofcourse!
Have a fantastic week - and do check out the sneak peaks of the newest additions to the PP shop!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sneak Peeks - SALE on Friday 31st!

Hi Purple Pumpkin fans! I'm just stopping in quickly tonight to share a sneak peek of one of our NEW RELEASE EMBELLISHMENT KITS...

The Skulls & Stars Kit...

With this kit you'll receive skull buttons, star buttons, spotty buttons, resin skull ovals, a sewn felt banner, layered felt and button star and red, black and white doilies.

This kit will be available on Friday 31st of August from 7pm at the Purple Pumpkin shop.

More sneak peeks coming up this week!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hi ladies, Stacey with you today, How is your weekend going? Todays page is a page done of my husband, not very often do i get a photo of him, this one is a few years old. He hates having his photo taken. Ocassionaly i can get one with him and the kids, but not very often, When the camera comes out he disappears.This page i did as part of my DT work for Creative Scrappers.

I had never used the vinyl cogs before, and they came in my mixed lucky dip bag, And now i cant wait to use  them again. Here a few close ups.

I placed a chipboard star on top of the cog and finished it off with a spotty button.

And i used a yellow tiny spotty button. Man i love this size, they are great to go in a cluster or a centre of a flower. Or just by itself.
Now you still have time to enter this months comp here, so why not go and see if you have the ingredients in your cupboard. Hope you all have a GREAT DAY we are off to the beach for a BBQ and a fish. BYE

Saturday, August 25, 2012

When one colour will do....

Gwen here again for another share.  This time a layout with just one feature colour and lots of white and texture...

My main cluster features the prettiest button from a pattern button multi-pack  and there are a heap to choose from in store.

Lots of layers as normal... a real mix of flowers too.

Another button - this time Calico, You can colour with mist, Gesso, ink or stamp these but I love them plain - simple and textured.

The background is scraps of white card stock that I have run through my Sizzix using different embossing folders... I then just patch-worked them together and then covered with impasto and Gesso to stick them down....  I love how this worked out and it's a FAB way to use up my off cuts.  I will definitely be doing this again!

Lastly, a little reminder about the August challenge, We would love for you to share you Purple Pumpkin creation with us using our recipe ingredients :)


Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's Chantal here with you today... :)

Hello there!  How are we all on this Thursday/Wednesday, hot/cold/warm day (wherever you may be)?  It's Thursday and it's a real Wintery day here in Adelaide, South Australia... sounds just like scrappin' weather to me! ;)

Now probably most of you all know that I absolutely love using Purple Pumpkin's gorgeous embellishments on my projects - as they are just exactly that - gorgeous!  Sometimes, as gorgeous as they are, I alter them too - to best suit my layout's theme or colour scheme... or maybe because I just can't help myself... it's fun!!!  LOL! :)

Today I'd like to share a layout which I have done exactly that...

This lovely felt flower is from Purple Pumpkin, which I received in the Girl's Lucky Dip bag (along with the lace trim and panda ribbon also used on my layout).  

Now here's how I've altered the flower; I've outlined the pink felt using a pink Zig writer (around the outside edges and drawn a half-line from the centre of each petal), layered some Crochet Doilies underneath (cut up of course ;)), stuck some pins  around it, wrapped some Aqua Baker's Twine around the pink button in the centre and finally I topped off the button with a bead...

I've used up a full yellow crochet doily on my page.  I've simply trimmed around the outside of one and used the off-cuts all over my layout... for extra "pop" and to compliment and balance this lovely bright colour.

There's also a couple of pink crochet doily off-cuts used as "leaves" around the flower.  Love my doily off-cuts! ;)

I've also got a Resin Flower on there from the ace Resin Flower 10 Pack, found in store here.

I've made my own background by roughly cutting up patterned paper squares and machine stitching them onto cardstock.  That's what I call loving a collection so much that you just use the whole lot up on one layout... almost! ;)

Don't forget, there is plenty of time to get your entries in for this month's awesome Recipe Challenge!!!  We'd love to see you join in, if you haven't already! :D

 That's all from me for today, TFL! :)


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Hi Everyone,

Happy Wednesday to you all!  So glad to be able to share with you a layout today of my home.  I have been working on a few projects of late that document things like, my work, our house, and everyday things rather than my usual portrait shots.  All of which I hope will make up a real picture of what life was like for us documented.

Close ups first - My main cluster has a Tiny Spotty as the flower centre, an XL spotty in green as well as a regular pattern button from the Colour 4 Pak.  All based on top of a cluster of plain crochet doilies.

I've also add a spotty button in a smaller cluster also from the Colour 4 Pak in Green.  I have just brushed them with Gesso to mute the colour slightly to suit my layout.

and the full layout.

Thanks for popping by today and while you are here, why not pop by the store - lots to see here people, LOTS to see :)


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Sunshine Girl

Hi there, Sarah G here. We are well in need of some sunshine this morning in grey, rainy Auckland. I love the colours of these MME papers - they are so soft and summery. I took the photo of my daughter after she performed in a ballet demonstration this weekend. I converted it to black and white so that is matched my papers better. I used lots of distressing and inking on this one and had fun with my masks, paint and stamps.
Now for the Purple Pumpkin goodies - check out that gorgeous ballerina button - I just LOVE the PP themed buttons they make such a lovely finishing touch to a page.
The crocheted doily and bakers twine are also PP products. I have a little bit of a Washi tape obsession at present and I use it on almost every page that I make! I'm sure you probable are aware that PP now stock a huge range of washi tapes to match every theme and colour scheme. Do check them out - they are so easy to use and are great to add a little splash of colour or a little interest to your page!
Well thats all from me. Have a great week and do try to make time to do a little crafting and browse the new products at the PP store.

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Products In Store!

We've updated the Purple Pumpkin shop with lots of cute buttons and flowers, all of those pictured above, and so much more! Some that have only been available before in kits, and others that we haven't had for quite a while. We've also restocked lots of items that were sold out. There are lots of Vintage Kids buttons available, as well as Ballerina Buttons and our super popular Elmo Buttons! We've also got new Felt and Lace flowers, and new doily packs, including plain white doilies, perfect for misting! You can see it all HERE in the Purple Pumpkin Store.

The Stare....

Don't you like when little ones give you the once !!!
Well my niece is no different to any other children. You have to be checked out...thats all!But you do wonder sometimes what they are thinking.

My layout is based on a Pagemaps sketch. I loved because it uses scraps of patterned paper and worked well to show of my Purple Pumpkin embellishments.

Nice and bright! Did you need the

I love the different coloured and textured buttons you can buy from Purple Pumpkin.

I have included the chevron button, little birdie material button and a flower button.

I love to cut my doilies in half to place around the edge of my layout. The twine comes in all colours and useful on any Purple Pumpkin project.

Thanks for stopping by and i hope you check out our monthly challenge. There is a great prize and random winner too....

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Checklist by Vicky

Hello lovely Purple Pumpkin followers!

Today I am sharing with you a Layout that I made during my summer vacation! My mood was perfect and that's why I used so bright and happy colors!!!
It is my DD Nefeli and Lena's (my friend) DS Nicolas in Samos island last year!

This Purple Pumpkin button was a perfect match for this layout!

The cutest little Purple Pumpkin pirate!!!

Here you can see a few PP tickets!

I guess you have all received your goodies from our last sale! I am also sure you would love to get some more for FREE right??? All you have to do is share your work using PP with us by posting on our Facebook wall!!! We will pick a favorite each month!
For more chances, just play along with us here following our August recipe!!! 

Enjoy Scrapping!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Hi ladies, how are we all today. Today i have two pages to share with you, You  will notice that i have used only two buttons on both pages. The first page i did for Creative Scrappers sketch #220.

I like how the two spotty buttons that i used on my banner just pop off the page.

Now for the next page where i have used a Winnie the Pooh jumbo button.

I have the jumbo button for a while, i just didnt want to use it,   
I thought it was to cute, but it goes so well in the centre of the large pink flower and you cant go wrong with the heart button, these are my favourite button they will go on any page.
Have you heard the shop is open all the time now, You dont have to wait for a sale any more you can just pop in when it suits you. HAVEYOU GOT THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR CUPBOARD FOR THIS MONTHS RECIPE CHALLENGE.  YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ENTER AND HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN SOME OF OURFABULOUS PRODUCTS

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Exciting News!

There have been a few changes at Purple Pumpkin over the past few weeks. As you know, we are now keeping the Purple Pumpkin shop fully stocked at all times, not just on sale days, and this has been met with a fantastic response. Thank you! We have had some wonderful feedback from customers, telling us how much they love being able to get the things they want without having to wait for a sale day. We will still be having our special Embellishment Sales each month, and this will be when brand new release and limited edition kits, buttons and embellishments will be available in the shop. The next New Release Sale will be on the 31st of August.

Thanks everyone also, for the AMAZING response to the Washi Tape. We are now almost completely sold out, with only 1 or 2 rolls of each of the remaining types available left in the shop. (You can go HERE if you want to grab some of the last rolls!)

In other news, our current dt coordinator, Sarah Ward, has decided it was best for her to leave the team, due to a conflict of interest with her own store. Sarah has been with the PP design team right from the start, and has shared so many wonderful layouts on the PP blog. We've loved having Sarah on the team, and will miss seeing her gorgeous work on the blog.

And now for some exciting news...

Vicky Varvadouka has now taken on the role of Design Team Coordinator for Purple Pumpkin!!We are so excited to have Vicky in this role, because of her enthusiasm and wonderful ideas for Purple Pumpkin. Congrats Vicky! We know you're going to be an awesome DT Coordinator!

And some more exciting news....there's a DESIGN TEAM CALL coming up soon!!  Keep your eye out in the coming weeks for all the details!

Finally, we would love to see some more entries for our August Challenge. (Link up your entries in the sidebar!) Remember, you can still enter, and be eligible for the random draw even if you don't use Purple Pumpkin products, although you must have used some on your layout to be eligible for the 1st prize, as chosen by the design team.  We'd also love to see you sharing your layouts featuring PP on our FACEBOOK PAGE, and the design team will be choosing their favourite each month to win a prize!!

Well, that's enough from me for today! Hope you're having a great week!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


My nieces Christening Day was magical. I just couldn't resist taking all the photos of her cute little outfit which her parents purchased from overseas. She reminded me of the show i used to watch religiously on TV as a child which featured the old style bonnet - Little House on the Prairie....

Who can remember this show???

Alexa was the most perfect and well behaved little girl on her special day and she didn't want to go to bed while all her visitors were at her house either! She was an angel for being awake most of the day ( I don't know about the next day!)

I love Savvy sketches - so i based my layout on this months sketch challenge.

And i found the perfect button to match my layout amoungst my PP stash:

and another close up:

I have used the new Scrapmatts chipboard on my layout too!

Thanks for popping by. Have you had a look see at our givaway or our challenge for this month????

Monday, August 13, 2012

Washi Tape Giveaway!

As promised, here is our new Washi Tape Giveaway!!

Washi Tape is the newest addition to the Purple Pumpkin store. We have 50 different types, and you can check them all out HERE.

Want to win 10 rolls of your choice?

Here's how you can be in the draw to WIN!!

1. Be a follower of this blog :)

2. I would really appreciate it if you could blog about this giveaway, and if you could post it on your facebook, that would be awesome!

3. Leave a comment on this post :)

**If you don't have a blog, you can still enter! Just look at the end of this post and you'll see a little 'f' for facebook button. If you hover over it, it will turn blue - hit that, tell people about our giveaway, and it will post straight to your facebook! Then just leave us a comment and that will be your entry. Too easy!!**

This giveaway is open to ANYONE, ANYWHERE! Entries will close at midnight on the 30th of August, and the winner will be announced on the 31st of August.


Sunday, August 12, 2012


Well, we've had so many requests for washi tape lately, that we've finally caved in and got some! We've started off with 50 different types of washi, and will be adding to the range soon.

These were only added to the shop today, and some of them are already selling out, so get in quick if you'd like to grab some of our first shipment of gorgeous washi tapes! You can find them in the shop HERE.

And if you're on FACEBOOK, make sure you check out our washi giveaway!! Click HERE for all the details.