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:)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Warning: Long post ahead!!

Well I have a fair bit to blog today as I have just noticed it has been some time between posts. I have just been so busy at the moment that scrapping and posting have not been a priority:(

Anyways, last Saturday saw 2 new sketches revealed over at Inspired Blueprints, just in time for the weekend!!

First sketch was #78 and I totally LOVED this sketch!!

for this sketch I have mainly used Storyboard Kits plus some cute bottle tops from A Lil Somethin and that pirate felt is from Purple Pumpkin!

Next up was Sketch #79.....

As you can see I have used some of my fave embellies again from A Lil Somethin and Purple Pumpkin.....So if you would like to get a hold of some of these goodies, A Lil Somethin has there next sale THIS Thursday starting at 7.30pm!!

Check out a sneak peek over on their blog....and just to tempt you here is a little sneak:)

Also will be back tomorrow with some Purple Pumpkin News......

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guest DT @ Creative Scrappers

I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest DT at one of my fave sketch sites....Creative Scrappers!!

I was given sketch #168 which was a challenge for me as it really had alt of "space" which always freaks me out! lol

I chose to use a mix of My Minds Eye papers plus my fave embellies, Purple Pumpkin of course! The denim flower, twine and button in the middle of the flower are all PP.

How cute is that chipboard?? I picked it up from the Chip Chop Shop ages ago and only just rediscovered it in my stash...

So head on over HERE to check out the post and the samples from the talented DT...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Giveaway time @ Purple Pumpkin

It's another GIVEAWAY time at Purple Pumpkin and there is an awesome prize on offer!!

All you have to do is......

1. Be a follower of the blog.

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back Purple Pumpkin

3. After you've done that, just leave a comment after the giveaway post. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

This giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where in the world you live. Entries close at midnight AEST on the 30th of August, and the winner will be announced on the 31st of August.

and a layout to share using some Purple Pumpkin goodies and it is a sketch from Creative Scrappers #167....

I have used some buttons from the traffic kit which were perfect for this page of Isabelle all rigged up in her cousins motorbike gear that was about 5 sizes too big but she was determined to have a go at riding the bike(with Dad's help of course!)

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

PP August Sketch

New month means a new sketch at Purple Pumpkin!

It was another great response last month with 29 entries, winners to be announced soon, so keep your eye out on the blog....

This month's sketch was created by the talented Melinda and it looks like this.

I had sooooo much fun with this sketch and really love what I ended up with. I pulled my leftovers from a few of my Storyboard kits and this is what I came up with.

Yes, I have used paint again! and the aqua twine, the brown button on top of the prima flower are both from PP.

Also there is a aqua button on the top LH corner from PP.

Head on over to the blog and check out the other talented samples...and hope to see your sketch uploaded this month:)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Skinny Dipping.....

Just a quick post tonight to share a layout I did for the July sketch @ Anna's Craft Cupboard.

The sketch was a cute one....

I have cut the flowers from some Pink Paislee

the Prima flower is sitting on top of a Purple Pumpkin doily and the centre is also a PP button. The centre of the doily has been cut in half and I popped it down the bottom with a cute little rose on it....hate to waste such cute products!

On the topic of Purple Pumpkin.....the Guest Dt spots will be announced soon so make sure you keep an eye on the blog in case it is YOU!!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Well it's another week which means another great sketch from Inspired Blueprints!!

Sketch #77 is up on the blog and here is a look at it....

for my layout I have flipped the sketch on it's side and also instead of the lovehearts I have scattered some butterflies around the page.

I have used papers from Echo Park, For the Record, probably my fave range so far from them! Also the satin flower and spotty button are from Purple Pumpkin and the butterflies are from Martha Stewart Classic Butterly punch....so cute!

Just a quick one tonight, have had a head cold last couple of days and really not "feeling" it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Do you love SURPRISES??????

So tomorrow is the Purple Pumpkin Sale at 7.30pm......and they are having a bit of fun to celebrate it's 1year birthday.

LUCKY DIP BAGS will be available at $25.....and what can you expect?

Each bag is packed with BRAND NEW NEVER BEFORE SEEN BUTTONS, NEW Embellishments, and other goodies that will ONLY be available in the Lucky Dip Bags. Also hiding out in these bags are some old favourites, and some very sought after buttons, which have only previously been available in kits.

LUCKY DIP BAGS will be available in 4 varieties, so you can be sure you'll be getting goodies that you can use - Boy, Girl, Vintage and Mixed.

Head on over to the blog for full details.........

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Playing along again @ Sketchabilities

It's been quite awhile since I have found time to play along at Sketchabilities, but I loved this sketch and really wanted to make time for it! So I did....

Here is sketch #51....

and I finally got some paint on a layout....been wanting to do it for awhile and really wished I had tried it earlier, so simple and effective! PLUS Isabelle found she could help so that is always a bonus to keep her quiet!! lol

So have you spied some of those cute embellies from A Lil' Somethin' ?? The bottle top and red calendar are from them, and they are having their next sale of Orange and Green release on Thurs 25 July........head here to check them out!!

Also you will see the red spotty button from Purple Pumpkin.......there next sale will be BIG!! It is this FRIDAY at 7.30pm...........don't be late or you could miss out!!
Head on over to the blog to see some sneak peeks plus while you are there check out the voting for Guest Designer - you can even win a prize for voting.

So that's all from me.....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Inspired Blueprints is back!!

After a small break, Inspired Blueprints is back with a great sketch and fab samples from the DT team!

Sketch #76 has gone up today, which is one of the new changes, sketches will be released on Saturdays, just in time for your weekend scrapping!

Here is sketch #76...

At first when I saw this sketch, I knew it was perfect for that really girly girl page but I didnt have any suitable pics so I changed it up and went with a boy theme.

I got hold of some awesome boy embellies at the last sale at A Lil Somethin. They are the star bottletop and the calendar, you must check them out, they are so cute!

Have also used some old October Afternoon papers, plus Cosmo chipboard, Green Tara twine,Basic Grey stickers and a Heidi Swapp sticker..my last one :(

So I hope you head on over to Inspired and have a go at the sketches and hopefully I will see your layouts in the gallery:)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I have joined in over at Creative Scrappers again with sketch #163 inspiring me.....mainly because it is so different to what type of sketch I normally look for.

this was rather a quick page for me.....I just grabbed whatever paper was sitting on my desk at the time, which happened to be some My Minds Eye and I also had some Pink Paislee off cuts nearby from the last page I had just finished.

Add some chipboard, some Purple Pumpkin buttons, roses, twine and.....finished. Love it when it all comes together!!

Also just a quick share of some very quick and easy cards I whipped up in about half an hour, which I shared over at Purple Pumpkin not long ago.

and a closer look of exactly how easy they are

They were actually a little gift for someone who basically has "everything" and I just finished the off by wrapping them up with some raffia.

Back to work for me tomorrow, so no scrapping for me till the weekend:(

Have a great week!!