Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Hello there....

We are getting some rain here in Tumut...which we need to fill up all the dams around this area.
I have a few layouts to share with you today. Perfect weather for scrapping - hubby might not agree!!

First one I did for Show Us Your Stuff..

I have used my fav heart button and a crochet doiley which I have to order more off.. please remind me!! LOL

Next layout is for Scrapbooking Top50 Australia

How sweet do these fabric buttons look on my layout??
Great for summer....

and my final layout is a "Just Because " layout...

The wooden buttons are so natural and great mixing a bit of twine in the mix of things too...

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking through my creations.

Have you entered this months sketch challenge for May.. you still have time!!

Bye for now

Monday, May 26, 2014


Hi there! My monthly post on using Purple Pumpkin goodies on your PL projects:
I am REALLY enjoying using the PP chippy - raw - & discovered it's easy to cut & pop across TWO of the PL page remember this if you think you haven't room for a word you want to use!
This button was PERFECT for chatting about what was going on at home this month! You'll notice I've squished the button up - they don't mind it at all. No harm done to fabric buttons was involved, LOL:):)
I really LOOOVE the 'original' spotty PP buttons. They're my 'all time' faves....that red heart washi is coming a close 2nd! And my whole page:
And my whole page. The colours in the photos were all over the show, but I've used that red hearts washi to sort of 'tie' the page together...
Thanks SOOO much for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A real princess by Monique Liedtke

The entire month of May Creative Scrappers is celebrating 6 years of Creating with Sketches and in honor of this they have designed 12 new sketches. I've chosen one of them and used it to create this page of my lovely niece. She's playing dress up and is wearing one of my daughter's dresses (from when she was 8 or 9 years old). 

Except for the "Little Princess" collection from Imaginisce I've used the beautiful pink crochet doily from the Purple Pumpkin store, some silver with stars washi tape and a bit of twine

For more fabulous Purple Pumpkin goodies please hop over to the store

Thanks for now and I wish you a happy scrappy day! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

"And then she fell asleep.." - by Arnlaug Koppang

Hi again Purple Pumpkin fans! Today I want to show you a really easy and quick page.

I started out with the paint sample palette and put together a few items to go with it. The tag has the same colors as the palette. The bazzill is infact a light pink but on a grey, rainy day it's impossible to get a good photo..

On this page I've used a cute heart button and a beautiful crochet flower from the shop.

Thanks for looking:-)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Beautiful tag by Yvonne Yam

Hello there! It's Yvonne here to share a mixed media tag.

The background was created with a mix of modeling paste, glass bead gel and paint for an all-over iridescent shimmer.

Perfect for the showcase of the ballerina fabric button from the Purple Pumpkin store. There's always something in the Purple Pumpkin store that would make your project shine!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I heart Brussels - Monique Liedtke

I don't know about you, but I love to join in scrapbook challenges. This layout was created for a challenge where the main feature on my page had to be a circle. 

To accentuate the circles I embroidered and journaled around them and placed some flairs or Purple Pumpkin buttons in them, like this one with text

and this awesome spotty button top

Don't you just love them?! 
The photos were taken while we were in Brussels for a couple of days last February. 

Thanks for visiting Purple Pumpkin's blog and for taking a peek at my page! 


Friday, May 16, 2014

A CAS page from Lizzy!

Hey there! Lizzy with you today to show you a Clean & Simple page I did for a recent CSI case file. And the star of the show is this LOVELY button, which just happened to be the 'perfect' colours:
And my whole page, starring Tom's Great Grand-daughter, who has been through a couple of rough years having treatment for her leukaemia...but she's through it all now....& this photo with her & her Dad during that time - the Winter [rather symbolic] - is just soo sweet:
Sometimes you don't need a pile of stuff to tell the story, right? For this YUMMY button & more, check out the PP store:):)
Happy Scrapping ♥♥♥

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Delightful layout by Yvonne Yam

I love creating fun little "scenes" on my layout. And I love that the Purple Pumpkin store has cute little embellishments to help me out!

 Like the fun butterfly fabric button.

Check out the mushroom and bloom button and the heart-shaped wood button. Totally fun, right?


Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Today since its a beautiful sunny day here in Tumut, I thought I would show you a bright and fun layout I created for Scrapbook Savvy.

I just love using their sketches as a base for my layout.

Bridget looks so different without her glasses...

Here is a couple of close ups of my favourite embellishments:

Spotty Buttons

Fabric Buttons and Tickets

Well ...

Thanks for stopping by today..

Hope you can come play and join us by creating a layout using this months sketch. We would love to see your creations in our gallery.



Monday, May 12, 2014

Cherished treasures mixed media canvas by Yvonne Yam

Hello there! It's Yvonne. I don't know about you but I'm always looking for standout embellishments for my mixed media canvas. I love the blue ribbon bloom from the Purple Pumpkin store and used it as the inspiration embellishment to pull the rest of the elements together.

The Purple Pumpkin store is regularly updated with new products so don't forget to check it might just find something special for your next project!

For closeup and more details on this mixed media canvas, please read this post.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Together by Lizzy Hill...May #1

Hey there, my scrappy friends. I did this page recently for a CSI challenge:
Mum & I at my son's wedding from last PP goodies include that LOVELY spotty blue fabric button, the CHIPPY...yes, seriously! Me....Lizzy Hill...used CHIPPY from PP in the title!
And I also used some of the tickets in my banner.....they are SOOO easy to use in all sorts of ways! The twine is PP, too:)
Pop on over to the shop HERE & check out the lovely goodies for sale!
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Put on a show" - by Arnlaug Koppang


Back again to show you my take on the latest scrap365 challenge at CSI. The case file is closed now, but there are lots of inspiration to be found:-)

I've made a mixed media layout this time. First I glued down lots of scraps, paper flowers and chipboard and then I painted over them. After that I sprayed lots of different mists on and got this great background. To finish it of I embellished the page with small dots and the big, bright Purple Pumpkin buttons:-)

Thanks for looking:-)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Love You - Monique Liedtke

Hi everyone! It's Monique today sharing yet another layout featuring my daughter.

I created this layout with a papercrafting kit from Jenni Bowlin and a digital cutting file from Amanda Robinson Studio. I LOVE that so many of Purple Pumpkin's embellishments fit my pages! Take for example the crochet doily and the black spotty fabric button I used on this layout. I love them so much, I could easily use them on every layout I create! 

Hope you liked my page and that I've inspired you to do some scrapping today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Monday, May 5, 2014

April winners!!!

Hello ladies!
Thank you ALL so much for playing along with us and inspire us with your beautiful work!!!

The design team has voted and our winner is this amazing layout by.......................
You have won $25 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop. 
Please contact me to provide you with a code to use upon check out and let me know if you wish to be our guest designer!!
Write in the title: PP winner and send to: mywishbooks(at)


Now, our Random Winner is this really gorgeous layout !!! Congrats!!! You have won $15 to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop.
Please contact me to provide you with a code to use upon check out!!
Write in the title: PP random winner and send to: mywishbooks(at)


Featured layouts!!
And as always, we are featuring a few layouts that have caught our eye!!!!

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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cold Winters Day....

Today is rather cold here in Tumut.

Its a big weekend here with our annual festival which the girls participated in and enjoyed.
Now I'm organising my eldest to attend a camp for band - a week she will be away. Mind you, she is my quietest child. So give me strength for the rest of the week peoples....LOL!!

Todays share is a layout I completed for STUCK. I finished my DT stint last month but just LOVE Laura's sketches, so I knew I would continue to complete her sketches when I find the time.

Here are a few close ups:

Have you checked out our monthly sketch???

Its a fun one. I loved having a play around with this one....

Hope you can find the time and join in too this month.