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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Colorful Season Autumn Card

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

It is week 3 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 decided to use the leaves and produce an Autumn card, this would be perfect for a Thanksgiving card as well, although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in this Country.


I started off with a card base and top layer of Old Olive. I stamped the layer with the outline leaf stamp with Old Olive ink and also sponged the edges. Then I stamped the outline leaf onto Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight cardstock and die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies. Again I sponged the edges of the leaves to give a more autumnal look to them. I die cut the outline leaf in Gold Foil and adhered that to the Old Olive leaf.


I decided to use the sentiment 'May all your tomorrows be as happy as today' which I stamped onto Old Olive cardstock and layered with some gold foil. This would make a fabulous sentiment for a Wedding Card, wouldn't it?


I'm rather pleased how this card has turned out, what do you think?

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

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Masculine Cards

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


It was my birthday on the 2nd August so that means I get to join in with the Pootlers' Team Birthday Blog Hop - Yay!

I always struggle with ideas for Masculine cards so thought I would share two Masculine Birthday cards I have made recently.

Masculine Cards using Stampin' Up! products

Although the theme is the same they are two completely different cards. The one on the left is stamped using the Hardwood Stamp and the one on the right is dry embossed using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (or DTIEF for short!) 

I also used the brilliant Stylised Birthday stamp set. I stamped the background with the Timeless Textures Stamp set.

Hardwood Stamp Set, Timeless Texture stamp Set, Masculine card

Pinewood Planks DTIEF, Stylized Birthday stamp set, Crumb cake

I don't really have a favourite as they are both so different, I really like them both equally. Which one do you prefer?

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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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Sunset Card

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

It is week 2 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 stepped right outside my comfort zone with this card.

Colourful Season Stamp Set, Daffodil Delight

I never seem to get the shading just right whenever I attempt to blend colours together, so I've been practising and am rather pleased with this. I used shimmery white cardstock and the Stampin' Up! sponge daubers and it seemed to blend much easier.

Sunset, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Dapper Denim


I die cut the chair from a piece of Wood Textures DSP Stack, I love this paper but just wish it was 12" x 12" instead of 6" x 6".

This sentiment is my favourite from this set, I just love it.

Just breathe, Colourful Season Stamp Set, Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies, Wood Textures DSP Stack

It just seemed the perfect stamp set to use with the chair and the sunset.

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, 4 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight card

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

I love receiving handmade cards so jumped at the chance to join Fiona Whitehead and her group called Pootlers RAK. RAK standing for Random Act of Kindness. The idea is that you send a handmade card to as many people in the group as you like.

In July I sent out three cards and this is the design I chose.


Daisy Delight, Random Act of Kindness

The lovely Sacha Van de Kerkhof of Stampin' Sacha, designed this card as a Make and Take months ago and I've been meaning to make it again using new Stampin' Up! products. 

Elegant Eggplant meats Lemon Lime Twist, Daisy Delight

The Daisy worked perfectly. 

Since the New In Colours came out earlier this year I have wanted to use Elegant Eggplant and Lemon Lime Twist together as I thought they would look stunning. I'm really pleased with how it looks, what do you think?

You are Totally Awesome, Grateful Bunch stamp set, Falling Flowers Stamp set, Touches of Texture stamp set

I used the sadly retired stamp set called Grateful Bunch and the sentiment 'You are totally Awesome' only because all the ladies in the group really are totally awesome.

I was lucky enough to receive two beautiful Cards.

The first from Sarah Crankshaw, 


And the second from Deb Steele.


Thanks so much Sarah and Deb I love them both very much.

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


Jillian xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Crafty Cupcakes Design Team August 2017 Week 1

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

I am delighted to have been invited to take part in the Crafty Cupcakes Design Team for the month of August along 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. 


For week one I have made a 3D project using the beautiful Window Box Thinlet Dies. I fell in love with this box immediately I saw it last year at OnStage. 

Window Box Thinlet Dies, Seasonal Layers Framelits Thinlits Dies


I made the box using Powder Pink cardstock and distressed the edges with Blushing Bride ink. I then stamped three different flowers in Blushing Bride ink on Powder Pink cardstock before die cutting. I also die cut the branches out of Soft Suede cardstock. I cut a smaller hexagon for the top which I stamped with the sentiment 'Life is a beautiful thing'.

Life is a beautiful thing, 3D project, Crafty Cupcakes Design Team

I decided to adhere the branch directly onto the box sides but adhered the flowers and top with Stampin' Dimensions to give some height. I finished off with medium pearls in the centre of the die cut flowers and large pearls on the top and a generous brush with my Wink of Stella pen on all the flowers.

Colourful Season Stamp Set, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede


I'm really pleased with how it's turned out and I think it would make a perfect Wedding favour box filled with chocolates. I hope you like it too.

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, 29 July 2017

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge July 2017

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 we are having another colour challenge, this time set by the lovely Sam Roberts.


I decided to make this card showcasing these beautiful cheerful colours.

Colour Challenge, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist

I used Whisper White for my base and then dry embossed a layer of Whisper White with the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added a piece of the new Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.

Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Climbing Orchids Stamp set


I then stamped the smallest Orchid from the Climbing Orchid stamp set in all three colours on Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the squares to a piece of cardstock in the matching colour.

Isn't the detail on the dry embossing stunning, here's a close up.

Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge July 2017


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

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 Until next week

Jillian xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Pootlers RAK Group

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

Last month I joined the Pootler RAK group. RAK standing for Random Act of Kindness. The idea is you send as many cards as you like to other people in the group. It is so nice to receive beautiful handmade cards.

This is the card I made, I made two of them. One I sent to Fiona Whitehead as she is organising the group and the second to Christine Bettany who is lovely and always so helpful to everyone.

Random Act of Kindness (RAK) card, This little Piggy, Says thanks, Lemon Lime Twist, Playful backgrounds

I love this piggy, I can see me using him so much.

I was lucky enough to receive three cards.  

The first from Sally Shaw of Sally Stampers, Thanks Sally I love it.


The second card I received was from Christine Bettany of Christines Crafting. Thanks Christine I love it.


The third card I received was from Samantha Bretherick. Thanks Samantha I love it.


I now need to start thinking about what I can make for the July swap.

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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