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Friday, 12 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Colourful Seasons Autumnal Card

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

Happy New Year everyone. Let's hope 2018 is a good year for us all.

I'd like to share with you the card I made for the October card swap challenge. The theme was Mother Nature.

Colourful Season Autumnal Card, Gold sequin trim

Not sure what this technique is called so I will explain how I made it. Using watercolour paper or thicker cardstock, stamp your leaves in different colours then spritz the paper liberally with water until the ink starts to run. Keep moving the card until all the colours miggle, then let it dry. Once it was dry I heat embossed the 'skeleton' leaf over the larger leaves.

Colourful Season Autumnal Card, Gold sequin trim

I used the beautiful gold sequin trim on the side and mounted it on Tranquil Tide card base.

Colourful Season Autumnal Card, Gold sequin trim

I just love the effect, if you haven't tried it you should do. 

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


Jillian xx

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Perennial Birthday Project Kit

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


Welcome to the Pootles Blog Hop, this time we are celebrating the brand new Stampin' Up! Spring / Summer catalogue and what a catalogue it is, there are so many beautiful new products it was hard to choose which to showcase on my blog today.

Perennial Birthday Project Kit, Perennial Birthday stamp set, Birthday cards

 I'm not usually a big fan of kits but when I saw this stunning box I just had to buy it. Doesn't it look amazing? It also comes with 12 dividers that you can label up for the months in the year so you can store all your birthday cards in there.

Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Birthday cards

I'm so pleased with the cards in the kit as well, I have made them exactly as the instructions. There are 4 of 4 different designs so 16 cards in all. Here's a closer look of them, aren't they just beautiful?

Perennial Birthday Project kit, Happy birthday Cards

Don't forget to continue hopping by using the links below to see more fabulous creations my fellow Pootlers have made, we really are a very talented lot!



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


Jillian xx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas Eclipse New Year Card

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


I am so excited to be joining Janet Wakeland's blog hop today, we are showcasing the new 2018 Sale-a-Bration catalogue. My name is Jillian Selwood and I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in the UK.


Party Pandas Stamp Set, Party Invitation, Eclipse card, Stampin' Blends

As soon as I saw the Party Pandas stamp set I wanted it! It is just gorgeous and so versatile.

I thought this would make a perfect invitation card for a New Year's Eve party or just a Happy New Year card, either way I'd love to receive it.

Scattered Sequins DTIEF, Party Pandas, 2018 New Year Card

I started off with a card base of Rich Razzleberry and a whisper white layer. I stamped two of the three Panda's and coloured the balloon and party hats with Stampin' Blends in Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette. Next I cut out the numbers 2018 and then dry embossed the layer with the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To finish I highlighted all the sequins and the balloon with my Wink of Stella pen for a bit of sparkle.

Party Pandas Eclipse card, Rich Razzleberry, Stampin' Blends


I rather like the end result and hope you do too.

Don't forget to visit all the other blogs to see the fabulous creations from my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world.


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

Jillian xx

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas Treat Boxes

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

I love making little gifts to give to people at Christmas to say thank you. Our dogs go to Doggy Day care on a Wednesday so I always make a little something for the staff who look after Harley and Molly so well.  This year I made these stunning boxes and filled them with chocolate.  I used an old retired Stampin' Up! Christmas DSP.

Twist and close box for sweeties

I cased these boxes from Samantha Clayton at Mixed up Crafts, to find her tutorial click here. They are very easy to make but look like they have taken you hours!

Year of Cheers Speciality Design Series Paper, Twist and close box


These are the same boxes but in a larger size. For these I used the stunning Year of Cheers Speciality Designer Series Paper.

Year of Cheers Speciality Design Series Paper, Twist and close box

I will certainly be making these again.

Year of Cheers Speciality Design Series Paper, Twist and close box


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


Jillian xx

Friday, 29 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Card

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


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for December 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Jillian Selwood from the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is a Sneak peek at the brand new Stampin' Up! Spring / Summer catalogue which goes live on 3rd January.

Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst

I decided to use the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set which I was lucky enough to receive at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in November. It's a fabulous stamp set and can be used for many different occasions, not just birthdays. I've actually cased this card from the new catalogue.

Picture Perfect Party DSP, Glitter Enamel Dots, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set

I started off with a base of Bermuda Bay, a layer of Lemon Lime Twist which I dry embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The DSP is one of the stunning designs from the Picture Perfect Party DSP. I also used the Berry Burst 3-8" Metallic Edge Ribbon under the Peekaboo Peach sentiment layer. I finished the card off with some Glitter enamel dots.


Picture Perfect Party Birthday Card, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo  Peach, Berry Burst



The Team have worked really hard on our Blog Hop to bring you a variety of creativeness and inspiration. Make sure you click the next name on the list to carry on through the Hop.



Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog Jillian Selwood so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Until next week
Jillian xx

Friday, 22 December 2017

Stampin Up! Merry Mice Special Christmas cards

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

This year I decided to make all my Christmas cards using the same stamp set, the retired Merry Mice Stamp Set.

For my husband I made a wiper card, in purple, of course!

Merry Mice Wiper Christmas Card

The front looks quite normal but when you pull on the sides this happens

Merry Mice Wiper Christmas Card

How cool is that? To find out how you can make one visit Samantha Clayton of Mixed Up Crafts here

Here's a close up of the wiper bit

Merry Mice Wiper Christmas Card

I also made this Z Fold card for my Mother in Law and my Dad and his partner Kate.

Merry Mice Z Fold Christmas Card

This will be my last blog post before Christmas so I hope you all have a fabulous day and that Santa brings you some lovely presents.

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


Jillian xx

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms Card in a Box

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


Welcome to the December Pootles Birthday Club Blog hop. It was my Aunties 80th Birthday at the beginning of December so that means I can take part in this hop. Stupidly though I forgot to take a photo of the card I made for her so here is a similar card I made for a friend who celebrated her 40th birthday earlier this year.


Botanical Blooms Card in a Box, Special Birthday Card


I absolutely love making these Card in a box cards. They are a real labour of love as they take around 8 hours to make from start to finish but they are so stunning that it's worth the effort.

Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo

For my Aunts card I used slightly different colours, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Blushing Bride with Pear Pizzazz for the leaves, so just a little more subtle than this card. 

I think the Botanical Blooms bundle is absolutely perfect for these cards as the flowers are all different sizes but look fabulous together. Unfortunately the set has now retired but I will be keeping hold of mine.

Here's close up of the flowers, don't the faceted gems look stunning as the flower centres?

Card in a Box, Silver Faceted gems, 40th birthday card

Don't forget to keep hopping, just click on the links below to see the other beautiful creations my fellow Pootlers have made.


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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