Pieces of Hayles

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:)