Pieces of Hayles

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Purple Pumpkin DT Call....

Sadly my time is up at Purple Pumpkin and won't be staying on as I just haven't had any time to scrap as lately. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Sam and her Mum and you too could be part of this fabulous team by applying for the new DT.

All you have to do is.....

Email the following to purplepumpkincrafts@hotmail.com

- 3 of your favourite layouts, cards or off the page projects, which show how you use handmade embellishments (especially our buttons). If you haven't had a chance to use Purple Pumpkin embellishments before, you can still apply. We know they can be a bit hard to get hold of sometimes ;)

- A brief paragraph about yourself, including your name and address, details of any design teams you are on (or have previously been on) and a link to your blog.

Design team members will be appointed for a period of 6 months, and in that time you will receive plenty of product to work with. As a design team member you will be required to incorporate Purple Pumpkin embellishments on your projects where ever you can, and promote them on your blog. You will also be required to write 3-4 blog posts per month on the PP blog to showcase your work.

International applicants are welcome to apply.

Applications need to be in by the 30th of September (next Friday), and the new design team will be announced on Monday the 3rd of October.

Good Luck!

Hayles xx

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Sale Sneak Peeks!

Its that time again for Purple Pumpkin's next sale....IT IS THIS FRIDAY at 7.30PM.

And WOW boy have they been busy. So many new buttons and I also spied some new tickets in heaps of colours....see below

and check out these cute buttons...

So make time on Friday for this awesome sale, don't be late or you will miss out!!

See you there

Hayles xx

Friday, September 9, 2011

Playing Catchup

I have been SUPER busy and no time whatsoever for blogging or even scrapping for that matter:(

BUT i do have a couple of pages from last month that I never shared.

First up, I finally got a chance to play along at The Color Room and the colour palette was gorgeous!!

Here is what I created....

and I don't think I have shared August's sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard yet?? Just checked and I even forgot to upload it to the gallery:(
Here it is anyways..

So that's about it.....hoping to get stuck into a couple of pages over the weekend, that's if everything goes to plan!

Cheers xx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Challenge at Purple Pumpkin

This month at Purple Pumpkin we have changed the challenge to a 123 challenge.

So the challenge is to use

1 Lollipop/flower
2 Doilies
3 Buttons

and basically the rest is up to you!!

I created this layout for the challenge.....

and I have used the pink satin flower, a white paper doily and also a pink one under the flower, and for buttons I have the cute birdy, the little girl button and for my third button have used a new pink cabochen

So you have until the 30th September to link your layout up on the Purple Pumpkin blog

Monday, August 29, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Blog Hop WINNER!!

The winner of the first Purple Pumpkin Blog Hop has now been announced over on the blog so head on over and see if it was you!

So great to see so many of you joining in, it was alot of fun!!

I also have a winner from the comments left on my blog and the winner is

Anita Tillman said...
Ooh this is so inspiring - I have a tiger dress up pic of my little man - may have to lift a few ideas here!!! Gorgeous!! Xox

Congratulations Anita, can you please email Sam at Purple Pumpkin in regards to your prize

Friday, August 26, 2011

Purple Pumpkin BLOG HOP!!!!

Well if you are here for the Purple Pumpkin Blog Hop.....WELCOME!!

If you have just randomly discovered the blog hop you need to start at the PP Blog, then

Anne Patterson
Belinda Spencer
Hayley Turner....You are here:)
Melinda Thompson

and then back to the PP blog to leave a comment as to what you thought!

For this blog hop we are sharing layouts featuring the new CLAY BUTTONS and I had so much fun playing with these gorgeous buttons

Pretty much all of the embellies on this layout are PP. The yellow satin flower has a orange and white clay button plus another one to the left....LOVE them! Also I have used the orange lace and a black spotty button also from PP and lets not forget the gorgeous felt banner and twine!!

Also just a little trivia on myself

When did you start scrapbooking? I started approx 5 years ago

What is your favourite tool? Definitely punches, border punches and the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch are probably my fave at the moment

When and where do you create? I am lucky enough to have my own scrap space in our spare room, started off as a small desk and now pretty much takes over the whole room...lol. I love to create at night mainly when the kids are in bed if not in the arvo when all my jobs are done so I don't feel guilty

What inspires your creations? I love looking at other people's blogs, plus normally the photo will inspire me and the colours or theme of the pic

What is your Favourite Purple Pumpkin Embellie? Hmmmm, hard one! I am definitely loving the clay buttons plus the new felt banners. and oh yeah the small themed buttons

What is your favourite technique? It changes regularly, but at the moment it is paint and misting plus I have always really loved fussy cutting

What are your top 3 favourite manufacturers? October Afternoon, Crate Paper and MME

What is your favourite snack food when scrapping? I really don't snack while scrapping but definitely need my coke zero nearby!

What do you listen to when you are scrapping? Normally I will just put on the TV and listen to the top 40

What scrapping product couldn't you live without? Definitely patterned paper, there is just so much you can do with it!

What is your favourite colour? Greens

What is your favourite food? der....chocolate!

What's the last book you read? Michelle Bridges - Crunch Time

What are your favourite tv shows? Love all the reality shows....The Renovators, The Block, Masterchef etc

What is your favourite movie? Dirty Dancing

What is your favourite song right now? Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

If you could go on a holiday to anywhere right now, where would it be? The Greek Islands, or Spain even Italy or all of them :)

Name something (not a person) that you can't live without. I can't live without my watch, totally clueless without it

What do you love to do when you're not scrapping? Walking my puppies or taking the kids bike riding

Tell us something that not many people know about you! I love to dance and sing in the shower, in my head I'm thinking no one can hear me but I am pretty sure the neighbours can...lol

So to be in the running for the main prize you need to leave a comment on all 6 blogs
More prizes are on offer for leaving a comment here plus on the PP blog

So now you need to head to Melindas blog.....Have fun!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Ever Purple Pumpkin Blog Hop....


To make things fun, PP is having a BLOG HOP on Friday 26th August!

Make sure you hop along to the Purple Pumpkin blog at 7pm, where all the fun will start.
You'll be able to "hop" around the design team's blogs to see what they've created, and there will be heaps of great prizes to be won! You'll have all weekend to check it out, with all our winners being announced on Monday 29th August. You can RSVP to the Blog Hop on facebook, because there just might be some little "pre-hop" prizes to be won!!

So the theme for the Blog Hop is CLAY BUTTONS, and I am sure the rest of the team will have some great layouts to share!!!!

Hope to see you Friday night:)