Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas

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

Well it's nearly Christmas and I thought I would share with you the three Christmas Cards I sent out this year.

I always make a card for friends and family with children and then another card for adult friends and family.

Isn't this Rudolf so cute, I love him.

Rudolph, Punch Art Christmas Card, Owl builder punch

The adult card started off like this, I quickly realised that I was going to have lots of red bauble cutouts so decided to make two version of this card.

Gold foil card, Embellished Ornaments thinlets

Christmas Card, Sassy Salutations, Gold Embossing power

I was really pleased with how all three of my cards turned out and hopefully the receipients were too.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading my blog this year. I will be taking a break now until the New Year when I look forward to sharing with you more of my creations.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. 

Jillian xx

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge December

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!

The lovely Amanda Charlesworth designed our sketch this month and here it is:

 My first thought when I saw the sketch was Oh My God what on earth am I doing to make. Then I had an idea, which didn't work so I tried something else, which also didn't work. At that point I was getting to close to giving in. Not one to be defeated I then started to look through my box of die cuts and punched shapes to see if anything would work and I came up with this design. 

Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Swirly Scribbles Thinlet Dies

I started off with a card base of Blushing Bride and cut a small piece of Melon Mambo with the wavy lines die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlet dies to cut the wave. When I put it on the card I thought it looked a little plain so I ran it through the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (that's a bit of a mouthful). Then I added some of my favourite flowers and leaves from the Botanical Builder framelits. The happy birthday sentiment came from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.

Botanical Builder Die Framelits, Cable Knit TIEF, Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder

Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm actually really pleased with the end result, I do hope you like it too.

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Until next week
Jillian xx

Friday, 9 December 2016

Crafty Cupcakes Crafty Challenges for October

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

I took part in two card challenges in October with the Crafty Cupcakes group. The first challenge was to make a card using only the colours Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze and either Whisper White or Very Vanilla. They are probably my least favourite colours and as I didn't have any of the inks I needed to be very creative!

I recently watched a video by Jennifer McGuire and she made a card base out of small strips of different coloured cardstock. I really wanted to try it out so here was my opportunity.

This is the card I made.

Creative Challenge card, Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip

I cut out the word thanks from the strippy cardbase and also from a piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock and then placed the Chocolate Chip piece in the space on the strippy cardbase.  I thought it looked ok and certainly fitted the brief but to be honest I wasn't that impressed with it.

So I decided to use the strippy 'thanks' cut out on the Chocolate Chip cardstock and then mounted this on a piece of Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze cardstock. I was really, really pleased with this, I just love the effect of the strippy 'thanks'.

Thanks, Autumn colours

The second challenge was to make a card for a Fall Theme.  Fall, or Autumn for me is all about leaves and the different colours so I had to use some leaf die cuts which are distressed with different inks. I'm really pleased how this turned out.

Botanical Blooms thinlets, Autumn, leaves

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

Jillian xx

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Pootlers & Artful Stampers Blog Hop December 2016

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

I am so excited to take part in the first Pootlers and Artful Stampers Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from Australia and the UK who have joined together to bring you this very special blog hop.

We didn't have a theme except to use any products from the Annual or Autumn Winter Catalogues.  Here's my creation.

Candy Cane Lane DSP, Merry Mice Stamp set, Lots of Labels framelits, International Blog Hop

I do love interactive cards and I think the easel card is one of my favourites. I've also used my favourite Christmas DSP - Candy Cane Lane and my favourite Christmas stamp set - Merry Mice. So it's an absolute winner for me!

I used Real Red cardstock for the base then I layered the top with the Crumb Cake DSP. I layered the bottom with the same pattern of DSP but with the Real Red backgroud.

I stamped the three mice on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and added some little stars around the edge which I heat embossed in gold embossing powder.

Merry Mice Stamp Set, Crumb Cake, Gold embossed stars

 I die cut this out with the Lots of Labels framelit dies together with a piece of Real Red. 

Then I heat embossed the sentiment 'Wishing you a Festive Season' from the Merry Mice stamp set.

Real Red Cardstock, Wishing you a Festive Season, Candy Cane Lane DSP

This was layered onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the smaller Lots of Labels framelit dies.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I do hope you like my project. Please leave me a comment below.

Don't forget to visit all the other blogs to see all the other amazing creations.

Jillian xx

Friday, 2 December 2016

Card Swap September

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

The card swap theme for September was Boy birthday using punch art only.

Boys birthday card, Boys punch art birthday card

This was my card, what do you think? I quite like it.

Punch art, emerald envy cardstock, Birthday card for a boy

The card I received from Keila Calver is absolutely brilliant, I love it and here it is.

The theme for October is Fluffy, frills and Pink, this is going to be a difficult one for me as I really don't do fluffy, frilly or pink!

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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