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.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Show us your stuff October challenge

The October challenge at SUYS is base on a sketch by the talented Leonie Neal-Dawson. Here is my take on it using October Afternoon Sidewalks. 

And here is a close up showing one of the handmade felt roses I used and a Purple Pumpkin spotty button (perfect addition to any layout).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Anna's Craft Cupboard October sketch challenge

Hi everyone from a windy but warm Victoria. Over the weekend I managed to get the sketch challenge done over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Here is my take:

Products used: Echo Park:  Note to self Note patterned paper, alphas and stickers
Purple Pumpkin: Light blue spotty button and vinyl heart
Studio Calico: Wood veneer person and arrow.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Scrap the Girls October Challenge

This month Scrap the Girls had a recipe challenge. The ingredients were:
2 or more photos, 
2 different alphas
staples (mine are on the pink paper underneath the word cherish and on the orange pp near the end)
Here is my interpretation. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

White with 1 October challenge

The October challenge over at White with 1 was to use white, yellow and stars. Below is my creation. I used my homemade star stencil again for this and some yellow paint. I've also used some yellow starry washi tape,   some goodies from Purple Pumpkin - a spotty button, a vinyl tag and some yellow tickets. I've also used a journalling spot from Dlish scraps and a metal button and yellow chevron bag from Greatest View. The smiley tape is from WRMK which I've had for a while and seemed perfect for this page.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scrap the Boys Oct challenge

The October challenge at Scrap the Boys was to scrap about your boys favourite book or series. Robert has never been much of a reader especially of fiction preferring computer manuals. However in Grade 4 he began to read the Narnia series and really enjoyed it. In fact he ended up bringing on holiday with him and reading whenever he could. (The only time this has ever happened!)

I have used a mix of October Afternoon Report Card pp and embellishments and Kaisercraft Class of 87 pp.

Exciting news

See the Purple Pumpkin blog HERE  I am absolutely thrilled.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Another Scrapbook Savvy CC layout

Last week I managed to also get the Tara's colour challenge done for the Scrapbook Savvy CC. The challenge was to use grey, pink and kraft - perfect colours to go with these photos of Smidge my adopted kitten.