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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

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Crafty Cupcakes Blog Hop July 2017


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for July 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Jillian Selwood of Purple Jelly Designs based in the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Annual Catalogue Favourites and I've chosen to use the Beautiful Bouquet and Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies. 

This is the card I have created with this fabulous set.

Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies

I started off with a card base of Powder Pink, one of the new In Colours for 2017-19. I then embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the new Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (DTIEF), I decided to use the debossed side as I thought it gave more depth. I then layered a piece of  Emerald Envy cardstock and Melon Mambo cardstock at a jaunty angle, this is really not my style at all but I really like the way it looks. I then die cut the stems and leaves in Emerald Envy and die cut three lots of flowers in Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Powder Pink, I wasn't sure which colour to use but when I placed them next to each other I quite liked the effect of different shades of pink. I also die cut the bow using Powder Pink.

Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo

To finish off I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and the bow, pearls in the centre of all the flowers and the bow and two large pearls on each of the card layers. I decided not to stamp a sentiment on the front of the card as I just liked the simplicity of it. Before I sent it to someone I will stamp a sentiment on the inside.

Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Thank you for visiting my blog today and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Jillian xx

Friday, 14 July 2017

Iron Man Competition

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

My lovely friend, Nicola, is taking part in her first Iron Man competition tomorrow (I'm sure she will say it is her first and last!)

It is a rather gruelling competition; consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run, raced in that order and without a break. So I thought I would make her a card to wish her luck.

Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Soft sky

It's a basic Z fold card which is perfect for this type of card, well I think so anyway.

Z fold card, Good luck Card, Ironman 17 competition

Best of luck Nicola, I know you will be brilliant.

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 July 2017

Card Swap June

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

The Theme for the June Card Swap  was Mr & Mrs. This is the card I designed


Bloomin' Love thinlet dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Flourishing Phrases stamp set

I just love the simplicity of it, isn't it beautiful? 

Pool Party, Whisper White, Marriage is a journey, good thing you get to bring your best friend along

I appear to have forgotten to take a photo of the inside, which reads, 'good thing you get to bring your best friend along'. How lovely is that

This is the card I received from Nicole Neubert, I absolutely love it, it's so vibrant and colourful.



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


Jillian xx

Friday, 30 June 2017

Card Swap May

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

The theme for last month was Christening. I really struggled with this one as I don't have any stamp sets that say Christening, so I cheated and printed my sentiment.

This is the card I made

Flourish Thinlet Dies, Marina Mist, Christening Card


I used the Flourish Thinlet Dies to make the cross. I adhered the cross on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I'd embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.


Marina Mist, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Personalised Christening Card for a boy


This is the card I received from Laurie Jennings, it is absolutely beautiful. I do love the cable knit embossing folder it has so much texture.



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


Jillian xx

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
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