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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



Friday, 17 March 2017

February Card Swap

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

The theme for February's card swap was Valentines. Here is the card I sent to Janice.

The Great Card Swap, Valentine Card, Sealed with love stamp set, Love Notes framelit dies, Real Read cardstock and ink

Regular readers of my blog will recognise this as the red version of the card I sent to my Husband for Valentines. Whilst I like the red version the purple is still my favourite, but no surprises there!

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 10 March 2017

Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set

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

The lovely Sacha Van de Kerkhof recently uploaded a YouTube tutorial showing how to make this beautiful card using the Avant Garden Stamp set. You can see the video here This stamp set is available as a freebie until the end of March when you spend £45 on Stampin' Up! Goodies.



I fell in love with the card immediately. The colours are all of my favourites but I also the loved the way the stencil was used to create an almost ombre effect.

As I hadn't used the Avant Garden stamp set it seemed the perfect opportunity to Case Sacha's card. Here are the two I came up with.

Avant Garden Stamp Set, Sale-A-Bration 2017, Thank you Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant

Avant Garden stamp set, Sale-A-Bration 2017, One big meaning Stamp set

Both slightly different from Sacha's and I'm not really sure which I prefer. What do you think? Do you have a favourite, please leave me a comment below, I'd love to know what you think.

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 3 March 2017

New Baby

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

We have a new baby in the family so I just had to make a special card and also a box for the little romper suit I bought for him.

Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Bears, It's a box, Box set

It was a great excuse to use the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch again. I also used the new Any Occasion stamp set for both the sentiments.

I always enjoy making boxes and this one was no different.

Marina Mist Cardstock, Congratulations it's a boy, Any Occasion Stamp Set

You've got to have a matching tag so here's mine. 

Gift tag, Marina Mist Cardstock, White Bakers Twine, Cute bear

And finally a close up of the card which I decorated inside as well.

New Baby card, Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set, Marina Mist Cardstock, It's a Boy

Many congratualations Jasmine and Rich on the birth of Benjamin, Congratulations to the Grandparents, Karen and Brian and also to the GreatGrandma, Kate. 

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 24 February 2017

Valentine Cards

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

Who says Valentine cards have to be red? Not me! Here's the card I made for my wonderful Husband in our favourite colour - purple.

Sealed with love stamp set, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock, love notes

The little envelopes are absolutely gorgeous and each contain a little note, would you like a sneak peak?

Sealed with love stamp set, Valentine card, small evelopes


I also used my Wink of Stella pen on the hearts down the side to make them all sparkly.

Wink of Stella, Elegant Eggplant cardstock heart


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


Jillian xx

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge February 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 Sam Charlton designed our sketch this month and here it is:


As soon as I saw it I loved it, what a brilliant sketch so thanks so much Sam.

Here is my take and I'm rather pleased with it.

Blooms and Wishes DSP, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock

I used our thick Whisper White as a base and then used some of the Blooms and Wishes DSP (Designer Series Paper) as a mat. I cut out the circles using the new stitched framelits in Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride. I used a smaller circle and Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment. 

Thank you card using Stampin' Up! supplies

The darker stripes are from the same DSP pack and the flower and leaf are from the Flourish Thinlet dies. 

Flourish Thinlet Die, One big meaning stamp set

I used a thank you from the One big meaning stamp set, this sentiment fits perfectly in the smallest circle die and was finished off with some basic rhinestones. You can just see the Wink of Stella I painted on the outside edge, no idea why it doesn't show up on camera as in real life it is so sparkly.

One big meaning stamp set, Wink of Stella, Thank you card

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

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Until next week

Jillian xx



Friday, 10 February 2017

Card Swap January

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

The card swap theme for January was a thank you card.

This is the card I made for Justyna.

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock, White Embossing powder, Delicate Details Stamp Set, So Very much Stamp Set

Regular readers of my blog may recognise the design as it is similar to one I made for the Blog Hop I took part in recently. This is made in Watermelon Wonder which is a lovely pinky / peachy colour, one of the colours from the 15-17 In Colours.

This is the card I received from Jane Carroll. I love it.


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


Jillian xx