Saturday, 21 May 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday May Challenge

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jillian Selwood

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!

The lovely Kathleen Rintoul-Waite designed our sketch this month and here it is:

When I saw the four layers I knew I wanted to do an ombre effect. Purple is my favourite colour, just in case you didn't realise! So I went with three shades of purple, the difficulty was deciding on going from dark to light or light to dark. In the end I thought the light to dark was more striking so here is my interpretation.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder dies elegant eggplant perfect plum wisteria wonder

I have used a Thick Whisper White base, the next layer is Wisteria Wonder, then Perfect Plum and then on top is Elegant Eggplant. The ribbon is Wisteria Wonder and the flowers are die cut with the Botanical Builder framelit dies. I love white heat embossing on dark colours it just looks amazing.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder dies white heat embossing power elegant eggplant wisteria wonder perfect plumStampin' Up! elegant eggplant perfect plum whisper white wisteria wonder ribbon botanical builder die

Thanks for stopping by today, Don't forget to use the links below to see the other beautiful cards created. Jillian xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Card Swap April

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs

The theme for April's card swap was Pets or Animals. Despite having a cat and a dog I didn't have any cat or dog or indeed any animal stamp sets so I had to resort to punch art again. Punch art is becoming a bit of an obsession!

This month I was sending my card to Toni Harris, the wonderful lady who organises the card swaps. She has a beautiful cockerpoo dog called Button. I tried to make my dog the same colour as Button.


I CASE'd (copy and share everywhere) this card from Stampin' Sacha. Check out her blog at for more inspiration.


This is the card I received from Jane Carroll which I absolutely love.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time

Jillian xx

Friday, 6 May 2016

Wedding Bouquet Card


I recently made this Wedding Bouquet card for a Crafty Card challenge I was taking part in. It is made in Blushing Bride cardstock. I was so pleased with it that I decided to make another one in Pool Party (a sort of pale greeny blue colour).

Yesterday I went over to Craft and Crumpet in Accrington to take some new stock, 17 cards in total. I took both of these cards and whilst I was having my lunch someone bought the Pool Party card. Shirley asked me to make some more.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Jillian xx

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