Friday, December 28, 2012

Scrapbook Savvy Dec sketch

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We just had a very quiet one with just the 4 of us. Very relaxed.
I actually got to do some scrapping today and decided to have a go at the December Scrapbook Savvy sketch. I love this photo of DS on his 16th birthday last week. I again used the Paper Stories Pop Art kit and added some diecuts from Pink Paislee Portfolio collection and also used some washi tape. I have also used a black text button from Purple Pumpkin.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Studio Challenges December challenge

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day and maybe you were lucky enough to get some scrapping goodies.

Today I have a layout to share with you that I did for the December challenge over at The Studio Challenges using my favourite colours - red, blue and yellow. They are such a bright happy combination. The challenge was to use layers. I found this photo recently of my DS on his 2nd birthday taken at Toddler Gym.

And here are some close ups of my Purple Pumpkin goodies. The large multicoloured spotty button was in my boy Lucky Dip Bag which I purchased in the end of year sale, along with a selection of vinyl cogs (one of my favourite embellishments). I have also used some thick red stripe washi tape in various places around my layout. I covered some labels and card and tucked them in. I have also used a line of red tickets. You can just see one poking out from the blue vinyl cog.

For my other cluster I used an extra large red spotty button, another vinyl cog from the boy Lucky Dip bag and a spotty doily which was in last years Lucky Dip bags.

Until next time

Judith xx

Thursday, December 20, 2012

White with 1 December challenge

This months challenge at White With 1 was to scrap a Christmas photo using white and red. I couldn't resist scrapping these photos of my two taken 10 years ago. I attempted to do a Christmas shoot to get a photo for a Christmas card but Eleanor kept pulling funny faces or the photos turned out a bit blurred. Now I really love them. No chance of getting them to pose these days!
I have used some MME pp paper from last Christmas, some very old felt ribbon, some washi tape, some wood veneer cameras from Studio Calico to which I added some red snowflake rub ons and a felt arrow from ScrAp That. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Show us Your Stuff December Challenge

Good evening. Hope your Christmas preparations are going well.

Back again with another page I created using the Pop Art kit from Paper Stories. I used several of the ILS Pops Of papers. This paper is very good quality. This layout is for the December Challenge at Show Us Your Stuff which was to scrap a Christmas photo using non traditional Christmas colours and of course adding something handmade. I have used a handmade A Flair for Buttons button again from Paper Stories. This was also my first attempt at using texture paste to create the large snowflakes. What I didn't realise was that the Dylusions spray I had sprayed onto the patterned paper would be soaked up into the snowflake giving them an aqua look instead of remaining white.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Paper Stories December sketch challenge

Hi, how's it going. We are in holiday mode here with the kids on school holidays and DH off work until January.
I'm actually finding some time to scrap now. As soon as I saw the new Pop Art kit at Paper Stories I knew I had to get it as the colours were just so Eleanor and when it arrived yesterday I got straight into creating with it. What better challenge to start with than Paper Stories own sketch challenge. 


Here is my interpretation of it. All the patterned paper, the twine, some of the sequins, the metal flair button, chipboard alphas and arrow are from the kit. I have added some light blue diamond washi tape and purple spotty button top from Purple Pumpkin, a Lime Tree Creations teal crocheted doily, a journal spot, large purple felt flower and purple butterfly cabochon from DLish Scraps and some hand made felt flowers, ribbon and ric rac and purple sequins.

And here is a close up of my cluster.

Thanks for looking and catch you later.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Scrap the Boys December challenge

Here is my take on the December challenge over at Scrap the Boys, which was to scrap a Christmas themed photo using a non-traditional colour scheme. 
I have scrapped some photos of DS opening his Christmas presents last year and used the colour scheme - black, grey and red - Very DS as he normally only wears grey and black!
I decided to have a go at layering and pulled out lots of bits of patterned paper from my scraps box and teamed them with a piece of Bella Boulevard pp for the background, some black paint and black adhesive felt stars, a few stickers and a handmade washi tape banner.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Purple Pumpkin December sketch challenge

Welcome to December, where did the rest of the year go?!!. The December sketch challenge is up at Purple Pumpkin and we'd love you to have a go.

Here is my take. I thought I'd go Christmassy. My daughter is mad on rabbits as we have one (Midget) and at the recent Melbourne Sewing and Craft Show we found a stall selling knitted toy patterns and kits but mainly rabbits and bears - Cameron James Designs They were really cute and so I let Eleanor choose one and I said I'd make it up for her for Christmas. She chose Holly Bunny. I ended up buying the kit as I thought if I just got the pattern I wouldn't be as inclined to knit it. It was the first time I'd knitted anything like this and I really quite enjoyed it.

Anyway onto the Purple Pumpkin goodies. Here I have used a red spotty button top and wrapped some red bakers twine around it.

I also used the red bakers twine to hang my red thick stripe washi tape banner on and there's a green ticket you can see sneaking out.

Finally, my top cluster consists of more red washi tape, more red bakers twine, a red spotty button, a older bunny button and a mini wooden heart button.

Don't forget you have until 31st December to link your sketches to the Purple Pumpkin blog to win . There will be 2 prize packs to give away - one chosen by the design team, the other is drawn randomly.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Show us your stuff November challenge

Hi, Just scraped in with this one for the November challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff which was to use yellow and washi tape.
My daughter and I have been doing some napkin art for a while ever since we saw it at Paperific last year. Recently, we went to the Melbourne Sewing and Craft Show and the same exhibitors were there. They had some napkin covered shoes. Eleanor thought it would be really cool to cover some shoes in the licorice allsorts napkin. It took a bit of piecing together but this is the end result

I have used chevron black and chevron blue washi tape. My home made items are the pink felt flowers, the felt lollipops and the word 'sweet' in my title which I cut out from felt.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Anna's Craft Cupboard November sketch

Here is a page I did recently for the Purple Pumpkin blog and also the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard.
I love pink but my daughter's favourite colour is purple and so nowadays I rarely get to scrap much pink. Last week she came home with some photos taken at her best friend Rachels' birthday party. They had hired a pink stretch limousine to take the girls for a ride around town. So I took inspiration from the car door and went wild with pink.

Luckily, there are plenty of pink Purple Pumpkin embellishments to match. Here are some close ups of what I have used. Some pink tickets, a pink spotty button, a pretty tulle pink flower and a pink heart fabric button.

In this cluster I used a dark pink lace flower, a pink floral fabric button, some more pick tickets and a pink resin flower.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Scrap the boys Nov challenge

I haven't got as much scrapping done as I'd like this month. I think this is only about my 5th page. It's a combination of not enough time and lack of mojo. Anyway here is my take on the colour challenge over Scrap the Boys this month.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Glorious cakes

This is a layout I created just for the Purple Pumpkin blog.
I love multi photo layouts and had heaps of photos of cakes that my daughter and her friends decorated for the Royal Melbourne Show so I decided to try and get as many as I could on my layout and ended up with 7 photos. My daughter did the Daisy Duck cake in the middle and the One Direction cake next to it ended up winning the competition.

I have used lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies to complement the photos,
Here I have used a felt flower, corduroy fabric button (which I love the texture) and a heart metal button.

I used a layer of red tickets under the photos and managed to tuck a couple in on the bottom of the page. I was able to find two buttons which go with the cakes - a toadstool and a bee button.

Don't forget Purple Pumpkin has a big sale happening on 30th Nov 2012.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Purple Pumpkin giveaway

It's fast approaching the end of the year, and it's all systems go here at Purple Pumpkin! As well as all the goodies that are available in the PP shop all the time, they've got a great big sale lined up for the 30th of November too, with all new WASHI TAPE, and everyone's favourite LUCKY DIP BAGS!! 

There will be FREE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE on Sale Night too - a little Christmas present from us to you, our wonderful customers.

So let's kick of the fun with a GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky winner will receive a GIANT LUCKY DIP BAG, worth over $50, full of loads of fabulous embellishments, including flowers, buttons, flair buttons, twine, washi tape, and some EXCLUSIVE goodies that only they will receive!!!!! 

If you haven't seen our embellishments before, here's a bit of an idea of what we've got...


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

1. Be a follower of the Purple Pumpkin blog :)

2. It would really appreciated it if you could blog about this giveaway, linking it back to this post on the Purple Pumpkin blog, and if you could post it on your facebook, that would be awesome!

3. Leave a comment on this post on the Purple Pumpkin blog:) (two comments if you share on both fb and your blog!)

**If you don't have a blog, you can still enter! Just look at the end of this post on the Purple Pumpkin blog 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 29th of November, and the winner will be announced on the 30th of November.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Scary ride

Here is a layout I did for the Purple Pumpkin blog yesterday.

Well Halloween has been and gone and Purple Pumpkin has lots of Halloween inspired products that you can find here

However they don't have to be used just on Halloween photos. I scrapped this photo of my family just before they went to queue up for the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster at Movie World . They queued up for more than an hour and had just made the front of the queue when the ride broke down!

Here's a couple of close ups of Purple Pumpkin goodness - a cute Scooby Doobutton, green ticketorange crocheted doily and cantaloupe twine.

The cute spider button looked just right in the middle of this web which was already printed on my patterned paper.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Purple Pumpkin November sketch challenge

So, November is here already and there is a new sketch for you at Purple Pumpkin by Crece!!!

Here is my take on the sketch

I chose to stick fairly close to the sketch. 
Here is a close
up of my PP embellisments. 

I chose to alter a couple of them. I have used a white paper doily which I have inked to match the colours of my layout. I have also used a white satin flower which originally had a small black spotty button in the middle. I managed to replace it with a yellow fabric button. Finally I have used a resin oval rose

Other products used:
Lily Bee Buttercup patterned paper - Queenbee, Robin's egg, Puddles and Blossom
Kaisercraft ribbon roses - Sea breeze
Crafty Koala paper roses
Green Tara ribbon
Zva Glitz pearl swirls
Homemade felt roses
Dark grey spotty washi tape
Versa magic chalk ink
Martha Stewart rings punch

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in the sidebar on the Purple Pumpkin blog by midnight 30th of November 2012. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize packs to give away - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.

Please check out the RULES HERE!!!
Everyone has a chance, even without using PP products!

REMINDER: Post your pages on the Purple Pumpkin FACEBOOK wall whenever you use our products and we will choose a "monthly favorite" to feature on the blog and facebook wall! That's an extra chance to win some goodies!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Purple Pumpkin October Sketch

If you haven't done so already why don't you give the Purple Pumpkin October sketch challenge a whirl. There's a $25 voucher to spend on goodies for the winner chosen by the design team and a random draw winner of a $15 voucher. Entries need to be in by the end of October.
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take.

I decided to stay pretty close to the original but just tilted the papers a bit. Instead of using paper for the two horizontal strips I used a piece of yellow spotty ribbon and a line of red tickets.

Here are a couple of close ups of my clusters.

In this one I used a PP red bookpaper round, a small PP green truck button, half a blue vinyl cog which I tucked under the button and a made a couple of flags out of yellow starry and red heart washi tape.

My other cluster includes a PP yellow spotty denim lollipop flower, a red crocheted doily and a tiny green spotty button with another bit of blue vinyl cog tucked under the button.

Well that's it from me for today. Hoping you will join us in this month's sketch challenge.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scraptherapy Oct Sketch

Hi, hope you had a great weekend. I went to the Sewing and Craft Show at Caulfield with my DD yesterday. There was a great mix of crafts and we bought quite a few things to do. We also listened to a very informative talk by Julia Taylor from Masterchef about icing a cake with butter icing. Learnt a few tricks of the trade there.

I did find time to do a little scrapping. Here is my take on the October sketch challenge at Scraptherapy

and here is the sketch we had to work from.


Monday, October 22, 2012

October 123 challenge

The criteria for the October challenge at 123 challenge were: to use the colour school bus yellow, use the word miss in your title or journalling and strips of paper.

My daughter recently took part in the cake decorating competition at school for the Royal Melbourne Show. This is a photo of her next to her cake of Daisy Duck at the Show.

I took inspiration from the colours of her cake which were pink and yellow. I started by smearing hot pink and school bus yellow paint on my white cardstock with an store card. I then used strips of Amy Tangerine Sketchbook pp and some matching embellishments.  I found lots of Purple Pumpkin products to match too. 

Here is a close up of the cluster.

I have used a yellow spotty button top, a cup cake button, a fuchsia ticket and some pink and yellow twine.  I have also used a pink spotty button, some more twine and some yellow star washi.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Scrapbook Shop Oct sketch

Here is my take of the October sketch challenge over at The Scrapbook Shop.

 I took inspiration from the colour of the flowers of Eleanor's hat. I have used lots of my handmade felt flowers and also found space to include a couple of Purple Pumpkin buttons - the XL butterfly button and the snail button. The pp is mainly My Little Shoebox with a piece of Echo Park (pink).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Purple Pumpkin store update

Lots of new goodies in store right now, including Flair Buttons, Bottlecaps and Fabric Buttons!!

You can check it all out in the Purple Pumpkin Shop HERE.