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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge June 2017


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!

Our challenge this month was set by Hannah McCurley of Stampin by Hannah. For a change Hannah decided to give us a colour challenge, using these colours:

I decided to use the smoky slate as my card base and front layer and to use the other three colours for my sentiment. Firstly I ran the front layer through the new Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I cut narrow strips of Fresh Fig, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral and adhered them to a piece of the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets at an angle and then used the new 'Happy Birthday' die to cut out my sentiment. It was then so easy to stick the sentiment on the front of the card. 

Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlets Die


Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig

 I'm not sure the sentiment stands out enough but surprisingly I do like all these colours together, they are certainly not four colour I would have put together!

 I absolutely love the texture you get from this embossing folder, I've zoomed in on the front of the card so you can see the texture, isn't it amazing?
Simply Saturday Sketched Callenge June 17, Colour Challenge, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder



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

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Until next week

Jillian xx



Saturday, 17 June 2017

Pootlers Annual Catalogue Blog Hop June 2017

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



Welcome to our third Blog Hop of 2017. This time we are celebrating the brand new Annual Catalogue that launched on 1st June.

I absolutely love pigs, I think they are beautiful animals so when I first saw the This Little Piggy Stamp set I wanted it. It's made a perfect thank you card for a special friend.

Thank you card, This little Piggy stamp set, 17-19 In Colours


I used one of the new 2017-2019 In Colours, Berry Burst for the card which is topped with the ombre Berry Burst Colour Theory DSP Stack. I stamped the 'This little Piggy' piggy and the 'Says Thanks' onto Whisper White card and then die cut them using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I coloured the piggy with Powder Pink and the grass with Tranquil Tide, these are also new colours. I also gave the piggy a bit of a shine with some Wink of Stella.

This little Piggy Stamp set, This little Piggy says Thank you, Stitched Shaped Framelits


I used some Berry Burst ribbon under the piggy and then adhered the piggy and sentiment on the front of the card with stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card I stamped just the body of the piggy and coloured him in the same way.

Berry Burst, This Little Piggy, Thank you card, Tranquil Tide


I hope my friend likes the card although I suspect she will prefer the homemade biscuits which I sent her as well!

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

Jillian xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Card Swap April

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

The theme for the April Card Swap was Football. Well this was a challenge until I saw my dog, Harley, playing with his football  and there was my inspiration!

Here's the card I made.


Real Red, Football Card, Basic Black, Whisper White, Hexagon punch


I used the hexagon punch and punched out black and white shapes, I was rather pleased with how it turned out. What a perfect card for a football fan.

Football card for a boy, Real Red, Hexagon punch


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


Jillian xx

Friday, 2 June 2017

Exploding box

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

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Croatia. When we visited Rovinj we bought my Mother-in-Law a lovely owl filled with lavender. Now as you know, as a papercrafter you can't give someone a present with making a box or bag to 'wrap' it in.  This is the exploding box I made for the owl.

Exploding Box, Number of years stamp set, Rich Razzleberry

This is a closer view of the lid.

Number of years Stamp Set, Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Exploding box

And here is the inside and the Owl!

Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder


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


Jillian xx

Friday, 26 May 2017

Crafty Cupcakes March Stampin' Showcase entry

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

In March we had a Stampin' Showcase challenge which had to include some Sale-a-Bration items.


Any Occasion stamp set, Metallic Ribbon, Lift me up Stamp Set, Up and Away Framelit dies

I used four Sale-a-Bration items, the fabulous metallic ribbon, the beautiful carried away DSP, the glimmer paper in mint macaron and the Any Occasion stamp set to make this easel card and matching gift bag. It was also a great excuse the use the Lift me up Stamp set and the Up and Away framelit dies.


Carried Away DSP, Mint Macaron Cardstock, Gift bag punch board, Easel card

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

Wedding Card

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

The lovely Jane Aitken of Holistic Harmony in Chorley (here is her website http://www.harmony-holistictherapist.co.uk/, if you need a massage or reiki or reflexology I can highly recommend her) asked me if I could make her a wedding card. She wanted a white and gold card and sent me this photograph of a card she liked made by Nancy Gleeson.


 As it was made with all Stampin' Up! products that I had, I was able to make this card.

Softly falling embossing folder, Bloomin' Love thinlet dies, Gold foil, Shimmery White cardstock

I was really pleased how it turned out and I love that it was personalised on the front.

Bloomin' Love thinlet dies, Gold Foil, White Organza Ribbon

The heart was die cut from the Bloomin' Love thinlet dies, isn't the detail just amazing?

For the inside of the card I used the sentiment 'wishing you both a very special day' from the now retired For the New Two Stamp Set.

Wedding card, Wishing you both a very special day, For the New Two stamp set

I am pleased to report that Jane loved the card, just hope the recipients did too and that they had a fabulous wedding.

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 5 May 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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

It was my 9th Wedding Anniversary last month and this is the card I made for my wonderful husband Gary.


Falling for you Stamp Set, Every heart needs one special person to love, Anniversary card

Who doesn't love a shaker card, I think they look amazing. To cut the letters L O V E I used the Large Letters Framelits dies. 

I love the font on the sentiment, this is from the Falling for You Stamp Set. Inside I used the sentiment 'every heart needs one special person to love' 'you're my person' aaawww. 

Large Letters thinlet dies, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock, Shaker Card, Anniversary Card



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


Jillian xx