Friday, December 30, 2011

He got a DS!

Hi everyone, it feels like a long time since I posted here, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!!
We spent ours with family and had an awesome day, the kids got only a few pressies this year, and loved them all. Zayne got a DS which he was especially happy about, and a Thomas the tank engine game to go with it, so when asked if Santa came, that's what he tells everyone he got, even though it was from us not Santa lol... On this page I have included some Purple Pumpkin tickets {my new favourite} a button, and of course some twine. I'm loving banners on my pages lately, and the twine is fantastic as a finisher for them!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Cards by Sara

I know that Christmas is well and truly over but I have been wanting to use up some of my Christmas paper scraps and I thought, why not get started on next year's cards whilst I was still in the Christmas spirit.

I have used the Merry Savvy Brights kit from Scrapbook Savvy to create this set of 3 cards.

On the first card, I have used a large tree button.

The next one, a felt tree and some twine.
And the final card, a present button.

The buttons and felt tree came from my Christmas Lucky Dip from the last sale.

So who said PP embellishments had to be used on layouts, why not give some cards a try too.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Xmas from Sar

Still well & truly in the Christmas spirit in my house, being on holidays from work and spending lots of time relaxing, eating, drinking, scrapping and playing with my kids & their new toys. Love it!

Here is a page I managed yesterday using the new Merry Savvy Traditional Kit from Scrapbook Savvy, combined with some awesome Purple Pumpkin buttons and twine which are always a great way to finish my page off.

Xmas Photos 2011...

And a closeup of my twine bow and spotty black & white button...

I hope your Xmas has been fabulous and you have an amazing New Year celebration coming up this weekend!! I look forward to sharing more Purple Pumpkin goodness with you in 2012.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More Christmas layouts to share.....

Hi again,

Kellie Daley back to share some more PP pages with you:)

Hope you all had a great christmas and looking forward to 2012.

Here is my first page with features a cute xmas tree button, some twine and a silk flower.


And some close-ups....

And my 2nd page fetures more buttons and a patterned paper doiley...

Merry and Bright

And close ups.....

That's it from me, I hope I have inspired you in some way to use your PP embellies... I have loved playing with them!


Kel :)

Cherish - Layout By Crece

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I sure did and was thankful my boys didn't wake me til 7:30am this year (beats the 5am wake up call from most years)
I haven't had a chance to print out any new Christmas Pics as of yet - couldn't handle going to the shops Boxing I thought I would share this layout I have been working on for the last few days as a gift for my Very Bestest Friend Nicole
(who is the beautiful bride in this layout)

I have used some oldish Bo Bunny Papers 'Jazmyne' the pinks, purples and greens work so well together.
It may be a little hard to see, but I have crossed stitched along the middle join using some pink/white bakers twine from Purple Pumpkin...

Close ups...

 I just love this XLarge Purple Spotted Button, it works well with this paper range...

Here is another close up showing another spotty button, but I have layered a Silver Butterfly on top of it, I have also used a pale pink doily behind this cluster.

We are now only down to single digits to the New Year, however you Celebrate the New Year please be Safe and have a wonderful time...Bring on 2012

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just popping in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! Hope you've had a wonderful day :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ho Ho Ho! Only 2 more sleeps to go!!!

Hi there!

Not long now hey?

Here is a Christmassy layout, that I created for Get Picky's latest challenge DT sample.

I've included LOTS of festive Purple Pumpkin goodies on this one...

It's called "It's Santa!!" :) :)

Don't you just love scrapping these joyful layouts? I do! :D
I especially love scrapping these kinds of layouts when it's LADEN with so many lovely embellishments, from Purple Pumpkin! It's almost like trimming the tree! (Which I love to do too!)...

I've got PP Christmas buttons and die-cut doilies, plus traditional doilies...

I love the different sizes PP buttons come in. Just perfect (and uber cute!) :D

Well I'd also like to take this opportunity to say a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!!! Stay safe and HAVE FUN! :)

Chantal :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

3 more sleeps...

My three are getting so excited....

Its only 3 more sleeps until Santa comes with all the presents !! Mind you i am still wrapping presents. Normally i am done and dusted by now - bit slow this year..LOL..usually ALL organised!!

Well i don't think i have completed so many xmas projects in one year before...unbelievable...i don't normally scrap alot of xmas photos...but it has felt good this year.

and the buttons i got in my DT pack are gorgeous and so easy to pop into the middle of a flower as an embellishment.

Well i hope all our Purple Pumpkin bloggers have a wonderful Xmas and safe one too if you are travelling to see love ones xxx

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Moments

For today's post, I want to showcase one of many adorable holiday themed embellishments available here at Purple Pumpkin Crafts.

Take a peek at the adorable Santa on this page:

Isn't he just the cutest??

As we wind down to the final days before Christmas, I'd like to take a moment and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Canada.  May you enjoy lots of family time, great food and maybe even a few moments of rest. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bought to You By Guest Designer Kellie!!!

Good afternoon Purple Pumpkin fans! Hope your all enjoying the lead up to Christmas and not feeling too stressed out! Like everyone, I'm looking forward to a few days of rest with my loved ones!

I have 2 pages to show you today. On this first page I have used some patterned paper doilies and a SUPER cute Christmas tree button. Here it is.....

Let's Be Merry

And now for some close-ups:

On my next page I have used a felt/star doiley along with a Santa button.... love them both.....

(I have used the current sketch over at Handmade by Suzanne for this page.)

In the Spirit

And a close-up of the Purple Pumpkin goodies...

I hope you are all finding a little time to squeeze in some creative time and if not, then you get a chance to over the holiday season.

Merry Christmas and Stay Safe!

Kel :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

December Hats by Sar

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And feeling like it too....its manic in my house! Kids off school, hubby off work, last minute organising & menu planning happening, still more xmas parties this week...looking forward to Christmas day to relax (if you call making lunch for 19 relaxing?!).

Seeing as the silly season has well and truly struck, I thought I'd get my festive scrap on by working on a page of my neice Emma & I just before Christmas last year. I have based my page on Becci's December Sketch at Challenge Heaven and used the current Merry Savvy Traditional Kit available now at Scrapbook Savvy.

December Hats...

Closeup of my bow and the super cute little Purple Pumpkin owl button, with a little cabachon peeking out...

Closeup of a staple for me, the spotty button, as well as a Christmas button and another pretty cabachon...

Closeup of my flower banner, made using Prima flowers and Purple Pumpkin twine...

I can't wait to print some new photos to scrap THIS Christmas season...just finding the time to get to the shops, without it being all about those last minute gifts!

Merry Christmas to you all, I hope your week leading up to the big day is fabulous, stay safe with your friends & family...and enjoy every minute of it!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

One week to go til Christmas, I know I still have heaps of things that need to be about you?

...But there is ALWAYS time to Scrapbook, and so I would love to share with you a layout I did of my son Andy, He loves the Brisbane Lions and He asked me to scrap this photo of him all dressed up in his lions gear at a game we went to earlier this year in Brisbane.

And some close ups of the yummy Purple Pumpkin Embellies..

Her I have used a yellow vinyl tag and attached some yellow bakers twine. A red vinyl cog (im loving these and do need to get some more next year...) and a Blue spotty button...

and here a red spotty button, orange doily and a blue vinyl cog.

Hope you are all not stressing out over this festive season, have a wonderful Christmas and love to all over your families...

Crece xxx

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays by Sara

Good morning!

Just one more week until Christmas. I am organised early this year and I can't wait for next weekend to roll around.

I have one layout to share with you today and I'm keeping with the Christmas spirit. I did a little shoot with my boys earlier in the week and this is one of my favourite shots.

I have used a doilie and reindeer button that I got in my Christmas Lucky Dip at the last sale. A close up:

And some twine as strings for my accordian flower baubles. A close up:

Hope you have a great weekend.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Something different...

 This week I have decided to share with you a layout I have done using the vinyl hearts from Purple Pumpkin!! I think this would have to be one of the first layouts I have done in a long, long time that doesn't include a Purple Pumpkin button!!

I love these vinyl hearts, and have used them a few times recently, I think I am now all out! Also included on this page is one of the new twine colours I got in the last sale.. Love it!
A close up of the heart, don't mind the smudges etc... Me and my black mister hueys had a disagreement lol.
and one more little sneak, this is to be used as my CT example in an upcoming challenge at SUYS. Another cute little vinyl heart, and a button AND that cute little flower. That came in my latest order too ♥

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Very Merry Christmas....

I did not think i was going to get here today or any day for that matter....LOL...

You can certainly tell its Christmas time but with school ending as well, does not help the cause...its go,go,go...

I loved the little Xmas buttons which were in my DT pack. But i had to pick the right layout to use them on. Out came the camera for some candid camera shots of the girls - bobs your uncle i have a Christmas layout just perfect for my buttons...

And some close up of my spotty button and some colourful tickets:

and of course my cute little reindeer button and crochet doiley:

Thanks for stopping by Purple Pumpkin. We would love to see some more entries for this months sketch challenge.Complete and link up at the side of the blog under December Challenge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sketch Winners!

Well, the dt votes sure were close, but we have a winner for the November Sketch...

Congrats to Sarah Groen with this gorgeous layout!!

And now for our random prize draw...

And the winner is Kerryn Fry with this fun layout!

Congrats ladies! Please email me your addresses so I can get those prize packs out to you :)

Thanks to everyone who played along with the November sketch. Your layouts were all fabulous! Make sure you enter our December Sketch Challenge for another chance to win some Purple Pumpkin goodies :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ouch! That's gotta hurt!

Hello again, everyone! I thought I'd just pop up another post for y'all... as I had to take down my layout that I posted here this morning - look out for it soon in an upcoming issue of Scrapbooking Memories. :)

So I've got another share for you - this time it's a double layout called "Ouch!". I do love making double layouts, do any of you? They are a little more work, but they are really satisfying once completed!

Well this layout is based on a sketch at BasicGrey. I've used my sewing machine in a different way for this one - I used every single stitch available in turn around the whole two-page border... then ripped around the edges. :)

I had lots of fun creating this. :) I've got an awesome Purple Pumpkin Spotty Dotty Button on here, and I made my "O" by cutting out a closie photo of a plastered knee...

That twine bow is also from Purple Pumpkin (I'm addicted to using this baker's twine in a bow now - really flying through my stash doing this!!! LOL!!!)...

And so is my doily which I turned into a sun using BasicGrey stickers cut in half...

Okay that's all from me for now, I hope you all have time to join in with our Monthly Challenge! I know this time of the year can be busy, but it's also nice to take "time out" and have some "me time"... and this challenge is the perfect answer! :D