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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

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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

Friday, 28 April 2017

March Card Swap

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

Our card swap theme for March was Girl birthday using punch art.


Sweetheart Punch, Pansy Punch, Pink Pirouette cardstock


I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest, many thanks to Studio Evans for the fabulous graphics on how to make the ballerina.

I used three different punches; The sweetheart punch for the bodice and tutu, The pansy punch for the tulle underskirt and the elegant butterfly punch for the ballet shoes, don't they look exactly like ballet shoes, what a genius idea.

Elegant Butterfly Punch, Falling in Love DSP


For the inside I used the same DSP (Designer Series Paper) as the front.

Ballong Adventures stamp set, Softly Falling Embossing folder

This is the beautiful card I received from Sam Bretherick. It is absolutely gorgeous and I love it so much I may have to case it.




The theme for April is Football - gulp!

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


Jillian xx

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge April 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!

The lovely Heidi Smith designed our sketch this month and here it is:


Last April was the first time I had taken part in this blog hop and I used the retiring In Colours 2014 - 2016 for my card so I decided I would do exactly the same with this card using the retiring In Colours from 2015 - 2017, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. 

Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, 2015-2017 In Colours

I used the In Colour paper stack in all the colours then I stamped 'For you' on a piece of Mint Macaron and die cut using the layering oval framelits, I matted this on top of Mint Macaron paper stack. I then stamped and punched three flowers using the Petite Petals stamp set and punch, sadly these will also be retiring at the end of May.

Petite Petals stamp set and punch, Blooms and Wishes Stamp set, For you

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

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Until next week

Jillian xx



Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter

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

Happy Easter everyone.

Last month I took part in a Crafty Challenge to make an Easter Card, this is what I came up with.


Touches of texture stamp set, So Saffron ink and cardstock

I was rather pleased how it came out so I made another one! Never mind about the card though what do you think of my elephants? I've been looking for something to use as a prop for my photos for a while now, I found these in my local charity shop and I think they look brilliant. There are three altogether and they nestle together, aren't they cute?

Egg-stra Awesome Easter Wishes, Easter Card

Here's a close up of the flowers and sentiment, I used my Wink of Stella pen on both although you can't really see it in the photo.

I also decorated the inside of the card which you can just about see on this next photo.

Touches of Texture stamp set, My Hero Stamp set, Easter 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, 7 April 2017

Mother's Day

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

It was Mother's Day in the UK on 26th March and this is the card I made for my lovely Mother in Law.

 
Mother's Day Card, Rich Razzleberry, Large letters framelits

I do like shaker cards and I think it looks brilliant using the Large Letters framelits, I added some texture to the card using the Lucky Stars embossing folder. 

Lucky Stars embossing folder, Rich Razzleberry, Large Letters framelit dies

I also decorated the inside of the card using the Happy from the Hello You thinlit dies.

Hello You thinlit dies, Rich Razzleberry Ink and Cardstock


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


Jillian xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Special Birthday

Jillian Selwood Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

It was my Dad's 80th Birthday last month and we had quite a few celebrations for him to mark this milestone.

I wanted to make a card that was just a little bit special and something he hadn't seen before so after looking on You Tube for inspiration I finally found the perfect card to make. Many thanks to my wonderful friend Sacha van de Kerkhof for the fabulous tutorial which you can find here

The thing I really love about the card is that fact that it looks quite plain and understated on the front. 


Happy birthday, Male birthday card, Enamel Shapes, 2017-2019 In Colours

Guy Greetings stamp set, Happy birthday Dad, Emerald Envy


But when you open it up it really has the wow factor.

Love you lots stamp set, Timeless Textures stamp set, Stylized Birthday Stamp

Not quite sure why but my Dad likes frogs! Apologies I forgot to photograph the card before I wrote it so I had to smudge my writing.

The card looks really complicated but was relatively easy to put together. Because of the thickness of the card I needed to make a special envelope for it, see photo below. I also made boxes for the two presents I bought Dad and decorated them in the same way. 


Birthday presents, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim


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

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


Jillian xx

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge March 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!

The lovely Sally Shaw designed our sketch this month and here it is:


 I thought I'd be a bit rebellious this month and use balloons instead of circles! Here's my take on the sketch

Lift me up stampcset, Up and Away thinlet dies, Carried Away DSP

I used the Lift me up stamp set and stamped the two smaller balloons in Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach and then die cut them out using the Up and Away thinlit dies. I used the Carried Away DSP for the banners. I used the sentiment from the Lift me up Stamp set. I finished the card off with some clouds and some Wink of Stella. 

Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Hope your day is on cloud nine, happy birthday, Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge

I'm rather pleased with the finished card and I hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Until next week

Jillian xx