Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Album Covers by Vicky Varvadouka

Hello everyone!!
In this post I will show you how gorgeous Purple Pumpkin products look on album covers and how they can be used!!

Here I have used a fabric button which has a yellow butterfly on it since the theme was a big butterfly and it's tail...

And another album cover where I have used a pink crochet doily and a pink fabric button with flowers!!

And finally this gorgeous dress shaped vintage album with that magnificent pink flower which you can find HERE!!!

I hope I have inspired you to use some PP products on your covers!!
I have more album covers to show you but in another post!!
Have a nice creative day!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Surprise" by Karen Grose

Hi PP followers.  Another month is almost at an end, who can believe how fast this year is going??  I'm sharing with you my latest creation using plenty of PP goodness on this.  This is a LO of my family at my dad's surprise 60th birthday a couple of years ago.


On here I've used a YoYo flower, a fabric flower  and  a script flair button

And here is a close up of the gorgeous flowers

You can see more close ups and background details on my blog HERE.

Don't forget you still have time to enter in our sketch challenge.  Loving all the entries so far.  

Hope you have a great week, and thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

So loved by Judith

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans. This morning I have a very girly layout to share with you. I have teamed up some Kaisercraft True Romance pp with some Purple Pumpkin embellies for the current Frosted Designs challenge using tags.

I just rediscovered this photo last week, when I took a photo out of a frame to scan. This was behind it. This was taken of my daughter 15 years ago.

Now for some close ups of my Purple Pumpkin embellies. 
Here I have used a sweet floral fabric button

A cute little fawn fabric button.

A vintage rocking horse flair button, a pink fabric flower and dotted around I have some light pink  twine bows.

A pink crocheted doily peaking out.

Hope I've inspired you to pull out some girly embellishments.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I heart vintage books by Jess Mackenzie

Heya gorgeous people!

Today I have another CSI challenge (S365-2) to share with you.

Once again I have dug into my purple pumpkin stash for the PERFECT embellishments!!

Here is my layout:

Here I have used a gorgeous flair button

Here I have used a cute spotty button flower round:

I hope you are inspired to start creating with Purple Pumpkin goodies :)

Love and Peace xox


Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Happy birthday" - card by Arnlaug Koppang

Today I'm going to show you something I almost never make - a card! I'm really trying to make more to give to my friends and family:-)

A while back I participated in a class of Yasmin. We made a steampunk style canvas.

My card is not in the steampunk style, but I've used the same technique. All you have to do is layer lots of different paper scraps, lace, doilies etc., I've used a doilie and some washi tape from the Purple Pumpkin shop. It's not easy to see but it's there making a nice base for my card.

Then you put on LOTS of different embellishments and junk. It don't have to look pretty together but it looks nicer if you have some kind of "order" in your mess;-) Like gluing strips of paper in the same direction. 

When this is dry you paint everything with gesso and dry it of. And now it's time for the real fun part! Get your mist and choose a few colors and start spraying. this is like magic I think:-)

I love to see something boring or even ugly, get so beautiful in just a few seconds. It's nice to add some black for shade and gold to top it of. I also highlight some parts with gesso. I like to add some stamping and maybe a frame around the card.

 To finish my card up I've printed out "Happy birthday" and glued it on using 3D dots. I've put on a piece of unpainted wood veneer and last but not least this adorable owl button:-)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Mixed media canvas by Vicky Varvadouka

Hello dear friends!!!
I had a blast creating this canvas which is a gift to a friend! All mediums used are 13@rts!!
On the top left of the photo you can see a cream crochet doily and the other half below the photo!

In this cluster I have used a cream flowery fabric button!

And a babushka button that went perfect with the family photo!!!

Above the photo you can see half a cream crochet doily

Don't forget about our sketch challenge which is free! No need to use PP products to be eligible!!!
Have a nice day!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Master of disguise layout by Yvonne Yam

Hello there! Yvonne here to share with you my layout featuring my cute little niece - a "master" of disguise! *LOL*

I love that Purple Pumpkin has a felt/fabric button embellishment that matched my niece's dress perfectly! :)

I also used a colourful polka-dotted fabric button, wooden floral button and ticket from the Purple Pumpkin store.

Please visit this blog post for more details on this layout!.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

3 by Jess Mackenzie

Heya gorgeous Purple Pumpkin fans!

Today I have a CSI inspired layout for you :)
It is for CSI case file #93.

The hardest thing about being on the purple pumpkin dt is figuring out which gorgeous goodies to use!

Here is my layout:

Here I have used a lovely heart button & a cabochon flower.

Here I have used a yellow ticket, kraft tag & washi tape:

Thank you so much for visiting the Purple Pumpkin blog!

Love and Peace xox


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Easter Bonnet by Judith

Good morning Purple Pumpkin fans. Today I have a layout to share with you using some gorgeous PP fabric buttons and some Motex tape. This layout is inspired by the fist Stuck sketch this month.
I decided to match the bright colours sons hat and the navy of his uniform. 

Look at this gorgeous tiger button. Unfortunately it isn't currently available. I bought it a while back as it was something I just had to have but hadn't used. I decided this was the right layout for it as the smiling tiger symbolised the big smile on my son's face.

Next up we have a fabric orange bird button, chosen to go with the little chicks hanging from my son's hat.
Finally, I have used an ever useful orange fabric spotty button.

All my buttons were placed on orange tickets to ground them.

Finally, I added my journalling on some yellow Motex tape. There are lots of colours in the shop and it is ideal for journalling.

Thanks for looking. Hope I've inspired you. Maybe you could use some of those fabric buttons you've been hoarding!

Until next time

Judith xx

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"4 year old happiness" by Arnlaug Koppang

Today I'm sharing another layout with you:-) For this page I used a  case file over at CSI for inspiration. This case file has a lot of bright colors which I find perfect for the Purple Pumpkin products.

On my layout I have used a crochet doilie, a felt heart, the cutest little birdie button and some washi tape. It seems like there is a perfect product for every layout to find in the store:-)

To make my layout I only used small bits of paper. First I put some molding paste through a stencil on top, then some mist and top top it of a bit of gesso to make the colors work better together.

Hope you like my page:-)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Never a dull moment layout by Yvonne Yam

Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans! Do you know that Purple Pumpkin has an incredible assortment of fabulous buttons? 

Right now, I'm totally in love with the wooden ones. Like the butterfly. And the round wooden ones with floral designs. Love how they just add that extra something on your layouts! :)

Till the next time! 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Always Smiling by Karen Grose

Happy Monday Purple Pumpkin fans :)  It's my turn today to show you (and hopefully inspire you) with my latest creation using the ever versatile PP embellishments.


On here I've used plenty of buttons - flair and fabric, plus some washi.  Love how the buttons just "finish" off a creation.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to enter the sketch challenge for October to be in the running to win some great prizes.

Happy Scrapping