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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Tea Light Box

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


Welcome to the Pootles Blog hop celebrating the new Autumn / Winter Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

Seasonal Chums Stamp Set, Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies

I love gifting tea lights, they are the perfect small gift for saying Thank You. I always make a box to put them in, but I guess that's not a surprise! Usually I wrap a belly band around the box and decorate that but when I saw the Seasonal Chums gift tags in the new Autumn / Winter catalogue I knew they would be a perfect addition for my little boxes.

Snowman Gift Tag using the Seasonal Chums bundle


I started off with a piece of  Thick Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the front of the snowman on it randomly. I decided not to colour in these snowmen as I thought it would make the tag stand out more. I used the fabulous Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon to tie around my box and attached the Snowman tag with Basic Black Bakers Twine. You can just see on the photo below the shimmer.

Tea Light Box with Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

Isn't the Snowman so cute - shame about my colouring in, I think I need some stronger glasses!

Seasonal Chums Gift Tag, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Garden Green


Don't forget to use the link below to continue hopping around the blog to see all the other fabulous projects. Clicking Next will take you to the lovely Corenne at CorenneMarieDesigns.



Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.

Jillian xx

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers Stepper Card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Happy Birthday Thinlet Die, Colour Theory DSP Stack

In August I took part in the Crafty Cupcakes Stampin' Showcase Challenge. The theme was Birthdays and I decided to make a stepper card. I cased this card from Mixed up Craft and you can see her YouTube video here.

I love the fact that the front is so simple and it is only when you open up the card that you see the surprise - are you ready for the big reveal!

Falling Flowers Stamp Set, May Flower Framelits

The side view is even more stunning.

Stepper Card, Colourful Season Stamp Set, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo

I loved making this card and have ideas of others I can make, so watch this space! 

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy New Baby Spinner Card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

In July I joined a new Card Challenge Group through my lovely friend Christine Bettany. This is not a Stampin' Up! group so we are free to use whatever supplies we have.

The Theme for August was making a New baby card that either moved in some way or had a special fold. 

Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, New Baby Card, Spinner Card, Sliding Star Framelits

I do love making spinner cards so this was the first thing that I thought of making. I used the new Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper for the layer and a base of Very Vanilla cardstock.

This Little Piggy Stamp Set, Peek-a-boo to someone new, Suite Sayings Stamp Set


I stamped the elephant in Basic Black archival ink and looking at the card now I think I should have stamped it in something softer. The sentiment 'Peek-a-boo to someone new' comes from the now retired Suite Sayings stamp set.

This Little Piggy, Elephant, Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper


Christine was my swap partner for this challenge and I love the card she made me. You can visit Christine's blog here


Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Easel Card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

I'm so disappointed that it's the final week of August as that means it is also my final week on the Crafty Cupcakes Design Team, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and would like to thank Lea for the opportunity.  I am on the Design Team with Emma Hudson of Little Crafty Me, you can visit Emma's blog here. We have been given the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set to work with. It also comes with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and you can save 10% if you buy the bundle. 


This week was a difficult one, as there are only four seasons and I've already done Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter what on earth was I going to do for this week? So I decided to take part of each of the four cards I have already made and put them onto an Easel card.

Colourful Season Stamp Set, Easel card, All 4 seasons in one card

I die cut cardstock in Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pool Party using the Stitched Shaped Framelit dies then die cut a scalloped square in Gold foil for the Summer and Autumn colours and Silver foil for the Spring and Winter colours.

Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Gold Foil, Silver Foil

I also die cut the flowers, chair, leaf and snowflake in Gold and Silver foil.

Then I had to decide which sentiment to choose and not only that what colour to stamp it in. So I decided on 'Just breathe' as that is my favourite and I used both gold and silver Heat Embossing powder, I was quite pleased how it turned out.

Just breathe, Gold and Silver embossing powder

I think I might trying that again. I also layered the sentiment on Gold and Silver foil which is cut on an angle.

Here is the card in all it's glory. I'm not sure I would have chosen all these colours together but I actually think it works. What do you think?

Easel Card, Four seasons card, Just breathe


Don't forget to hop over to see Emma's beautiful creation here.

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.



Jillian xx

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
  

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

This month I was my turn to design the sketch and this is what I came up with - I do like clean and simple cards and you can't get more clean and simple than this!


I started off with a Card base of Powder Pink and stamped a layer of Whisper White with the background stamp from Graceful Garden. I cut three squares with the Stitched Shapes framelits dies of differing sizes and scalloped  squares from Powder Pink cardstock. 

Graceful Garden stamp set, Powder Pink, For you, card

I used the large rose from the Graceful Garden stamp set for the largest square, the smaller rose for the medium sized square and then the sentiment 'for you' for the smallest square.

Stitched Shaped Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits

I then decided to add some ribbon, the 1/2" Finely woven ribbon in Powder pink worked perfectly. When I lined all the squares up I didn't really like how it looked so I adhered the white stitched squares at an angle. I also adhered the smallest square at an angle as well. 

Powder Pink cardstock, Powder Pink 1/2" Finely woven ribbon


I'm really pleased with how this has turned out and can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope you like this weeks card.

Don't forget to use the buttons below to continue hopping. Pressing next will take you to the lovely Christine and pressing previous will take you to the equally lovely Sally.




Until next week

Jillian xx

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Christmas Card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

It's already week 4 of the Crafty Cupcakes Design Team for this month. I am on the Design Team with Emma Hudson of Little Crafty Me, you can visit Emma's blog here. We have been given the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set to work with. It also comes with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and you can save 10% if you buy the bundle. 


This week I have used the beautiful snowflakes for my card. Whilst I don't really like snow I love snowflakes on cards!

Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Pool Party cardstock, Silver Embossing powder

I used a card base and top layer of Pool Party, I'm not really sure if this is a pale blue or a pale green colour, I just know I love it.

Colourful Season Stamp Set, Silver Heat Embossing, Snowflakes, Christmas cardI tried, and failed miserably, to stamp the snowflakes randomly didn't I? Oh well I still think they look nice.  I heat embossed in Silver the snowflakes on the top of the card and die cut the snowflakes with silver foil at the bottom of the card.

I used the sentiment from the Flurry of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set as I thought that was very appropriate, 'Sending you a flurry of warm Christmas Wishes'. I also used some of the new beautiful Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, I think it works perfectly with the silver embossing and the silver foil.

Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies, Christmas Card, Flurry of Wishes stamp set


Don't forget to hop over to see Emma's beautiful creation here.

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.



Jillian xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Disney themed Minnie Mouse Card

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

The Theme for the Great Card Swap group for July was Disney / Pixar. I'm afraid I took the easy route this month and made a Minnie Mouse card.

Real Red, Basic Black, Wood Words Stamp Set, Brights DSP Stack

It's still very cute though, well I think so!

Minnie Mouse, Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies, Bow Builder punch


I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlet Dies for the head and ears. The red spotty DSP is from the now retired Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. I made the bow using the bow builder punch. The sentiment and stars are both from the Wood Words Stamp set.

This is the card I received from the very talented Sally Shaw of SallyStampers, you can visit Sally's blog here.



Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.


Jillian xx
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