Monday, December 23, 2013

"once upon a time" by Arnlaug Koppang

Hi everyone!

I had planned to show you a christmas project today, but my project had a little accident before I got a picture of it, so you'll get an early spring layout instead;-)

Our family always try to spend a lot of time outside, and this cold spring day was perfect for a walk in the woods:-)

On this page I used a neutral color palette with a touch of red.  I've used a few wooden buttons and some washi tape from the Purple Pumpkin store.

I really love this layout as I find it capturing the magical moment in the woods:-)

I want to wish you all a wonderful christmas celebrating tomorrow and the following days:-)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Good bye from Judith

Well, it's a very sad day for me today. My last blog post as a Design Team Member for Purple Pumpkin. First I would like to thank Samantha and Sandra for giving me the opportunity to work with their wonderful creations. I have been a big Purple Pumpkin fan from way back so to design with them has been marvellous.
I thought I'd finish up with a look back at 5 of my favourite Purple Pumpkin creations during my 15 months on the team.\ showing a variety of styles and using some of my favourite Purple Pumpkin products.

 First up a grungy boy layout featuring a spotty button, a vinyl heart and fabric star button and a doily.

I love my brights and here is a layout showing some of the bright embellishments PP has including vinyl round and cogs, another spotty button and a felt square embellishment.

Thirdly, another bright layout featuring a flair button and a doily.

Fourthly, a more shabby/ mixed media layout featuring fabric buttons, doilies and a felt lace flower.

Finally, as it's Christmas a Christmas layout featuring everybody's favourites - spotty fabric buttons.

Hope you've enjoyed looking back at some of my layouts. I'm looking forward to seeing what the new Design Team produce.
Finally, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Good bye

Judith xx

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"4 years" - by Arnlaug Koppang

Hi everybody!

This weekend my youngest daughter turned 3 years old:-) I haven't scrapped her yet, but I'm in that birthday celebrating mood so I thought I could show you the layout from when my oldest one turned 4.

This layout is made by layering lots of scraps and covering it with different kinds of media. Then I sprayed it all with glimmermist.

In the Purple Pumpkin store there are so many happy and bright embellishments, perfect for a birthday layout!

I've used a big spotty button and a flair button with a cupcake on:-)

I also used a star and a butterfly button.

Hope you're all enjoying your christmas preperations:-)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Oh baby....layout by Yvonne Yam

Hello there! It's Yvonne here to share a layout about my niece and her doll! She was thrilled when I presented her a piece of green cloth to wrap her "bundle-of-joy" in...the long-forgotten doll is a treasured toy again! *LOL*

I used my faves here from the Purple Pumpkin store...a green ticket, star washi tape, crochet trim and a flair button! :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Remember by Jess Mackenzie

Hey there lovely Purple Pumpkin fans!

Today I have another CSI case file to share with you. It seems that my Purple Pumpkin stash is the go to for embellishments when I'm doing a challenge at CSI!

Here is my layout:

Here I have used a gorgeous spotty fabric button & some twine

How lubbly jubbly are these wooden heart buttons:

Thankyou so much for checking out the PP blog!

Don't forget to give the December sketch a go :)

Love and Peace xox


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ahoy there by Judith Armstrong

Morning all. Today I have a 'just because' layout to share with you  featuring lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies.  I actually started it on retreat at the beginning of October but am only getting around to sharing it now. This a photo of my son at SeaWorld in Queensland.

Some close up shots of the Purple Pumpkin goodies used. First up a skull and crossbones resin cameo. I have wound some red twine around it to make it stand out more against the black cog.

Next I have used a skull and crossbones flair button situated atop a black vinyl cog. 

Thanks for looking and I'll be back next week with my final blog post :(


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Outdoor girl layout by Yvonne Yam

My niece is always happy to hang out in the garden. So I created a "scene" layout using Purple Pumpkin's star washi tape for my "grass" and a crochet bloom for my "sun". :)

Hope you find time this busy month to play along with our December sketch challenge!


Monday, December 9, 2013

U Light up My Life by Jess Mackenzie

Heya GORGEOUS Purple Pumpkin fans!

Today I have another CSI inspired layout for you today :)

Here is my layout:

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

Don't forget to give the December sketch a go!

Love and Peace xox


Thursday, December 5, 2013

November winners!!!

Hello ladies!
Thank you ALL so much for playing along with us and inspire us with your beautiful work!!!
We had a lot of awesome entries!!! It was a really hard decision this time!!!

The design team has voted and our winner is.......................

You have won $25 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. 
Just place your order as normal and put "November Winner" in the comments. (The amount won't come off your order automatically, but just take the $25 off your total :)) 

Please send an email to "mywishbooks(at)" if you wish to be our guest designer for next month's sketch!!! In the subject line write "PP Sketch winner"! Thank you!!xx


Now, our Random Winner is this really gorgeous layout !!! Congrats!!! You have won $15 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. Just place your order as normal and put "November Random Winner" in the comments. (The amount won't come off your order automatically, but just take the $15 off your total :))

Featured layouts!!
And as always, we are featuring a few layouts that have caught our eye!!!!
There was a big battle between Our winner and Taniko who's layout is really impressive!!

Thanks again to everyone who entered our Sketch Challenge. For more chances to win, make sure you enter the December challenge too!
Have a nice creative day!!xx

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Out with Ellie by Judith Armstrong

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans and welcome to my last month of project shares with you. 

First up this month I have a layout I created for last months The Scrapbook Store challenge.
I created the background by using some watercolour paint and then using some Twinkling H2O paint over the top in patches. 

Here are some closies of my Purple Pumpkin products used.
I have used a checked purple fabric button and some purple polka dot washi tape

Here I used a purple chevron flair button.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Monday, December 2, 2013

A mixed media canvas by Yvonne Yam

Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans! It's Yvonne here to share with you my mixed media canvas.

I used gel medium to adhere little bits of found stuff...lace, charms and chipboard, painted them with gold paint and mica flakes. Then I finished by adding a gorgeous fabric bloom from the Purple Pumpkin store. :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

NEW DT announcement & December sketch challenge

Hello wonderful Purple Pumpkin friends!!!

Well, it's the moment you've all been waiting for!! We've decided on our new design team, and it was no easy task. The level of talent was so high, and it was such a hard decision to make. Thank you so much to everyone who applied, we absolutely loved seeing your beautiful work, and visiting all your blogs and galleries.

Now first up, we are sadly saying goodbye to 3 of our design team members. Debbie Burns, Judith Armstrong and Karen Grose finish up this month on the Purple Pumpkin design team, and we will definitely miss seeing their beautiful work on the blog. Our returning design team members are...

and our new designers are...

Monique Liedtke 
Lizzy Hill
Kylie Symons

Congratulations ladies!

And let's continue to our sketch challenge!!!
New month, new sketch, new inspiration by our wonderful design team!!!
We continue with another romantic sketch by Debbie Burns !!!

(our talented guest designer, October winner)

I used crochet doilies, ticket, XL fabric button and flair button.

 I have used a crocheted doily, washi tape, some star buttons and a bookpaper round - red, and some red bakers twine.

I have used a red heart button, kraft tag & some twine xox

Arnlaug Koppang
I have used a orange felt heart, a fabric button and a big flower

I've used washi tape, a kraft tag, a red satin flower and a script flair

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 31st of December 2013. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes!
$25 & 15$ to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw. Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin product of course!

Please check out our RULES:

*This is an international blog so anyone in the world can enter.
*You may combine challenges as long as you follow our sketch (only and not other similar to ours) with a link back to our blog and a picture of the sketch.

* No digital projects are accepted.

* The winner will be chosen by our design team after voting and can be the guest designer for next month. There will also be a second random winner!!!

*Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

* We would love to comment on your entry! Please make it easier for as by turning OFF your word verification. If spam is a problem you can enable comment moderation.

We would love to see your pages on our FACEBOOK wall whenever you use our products too!!

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.