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Friday, 8 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Lift me Up Fancy fold Card

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

The Theme for the Great Card Swap challenge in September was Up, Up and away.

;Lift me up Stamp set, Up and Away Thinlit dies, Fancy fold card

I love the Lift me up Stamp set and the Up and away Thinlet dies, so this was a perfect excuse to use them. I also used the now retired DSP which co-ordinates perfectly with the stamps and dies.

Sending smiles across the miles, Hot air Balloon fancy fold card

My swap partner this month was in Germany so the sentiment 'Sending Smiles across the miles' seemed very appropriate.

Hot air balloon, Lift me Up Stamp Set, Up and Away thinlit dies, Fancy fold 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, 1 December 2017

Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes Wedding Card

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

Here is another Personalised wedding card I made recently. The brief was to make a card in earthy tones with a splash of blue and purple.

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Wedding card

I used a base of Crumb Card with Marina Mist and Perfect Plum as my splashes of colour. I didn't want to put the personalised text on the front of the card as I though it would detract from the simplicity of the card so I decided to make an Easel card. I love making easel cards but do think they need have instructions on how they stand up!

Personalised Easel Wedding Card in earthly colours with a splash of Blue and Purple

The personalised text was printed on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and mounted on Gold Foil.

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set, Wedding Card

I really love how this turned out. It would also make a lovely 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, 24 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Random Act of Kindness Card

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

For my September Random Act of Kindness card I used the Coffee Break Designers Series Paper.

Old Olive, Early Espresso, Coffee Break DSP, You've got style Stamp Set

I started off with a card base of Early Espresso which I thought was rather appropriate! On the top I used a layer of Old Olive which I dry embossed with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I cut a strip of the Coffee Break DSP and adhered that off to the left hand side. The sentiment 'you can't improve on Fabulous!' is from the You've got Style Stamp Set.

Coffee Break DSP, Random Act of Kindness Card, Petal Burst Embossing Folder

To finish it off I tied some retired Whisper White and Early Espresso Bakers Twine around the Old Olive card before adhering it to the card base.

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy OnStage Swaps

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

In Colour 17-19 Swaps for OnStage Nov 17, She believed she could....so she did

This time last week I was in Birmingham at the Stampin' Up! OnStage convention. This is a twice yearly event. It's great to meet up with all my crafting friends, and create with them.

OnStage Nov 2017 Swaps, This Little Piggy Stamp Set

This Little Piggy Stamp Set, Playful Backgrounds, OnStage Swaps

 It is a tradition of Stampin' Up! that at all their events you make swaps which you hand out to other crafters and they give you one of their swaps. It's a fabulous way to get lots of inspiration as everyone seems to see different things in the stamp sets and dies.

Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide

These are the cards I made. I used the five new In Colours for 2017-2019. Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. I also used the This Little Piggy Stamp set and the Playful Backgrounds stamp set.

OnStage 2017 Swaps using 17-19 In Colours

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


Jillian xx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love DSP Thank You Cards


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


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for November 2017. Each m

onth 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 from 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. 

Thank You Cards using Stampin' Up! products

The theme for this month is Thankful. Whilst we don’t celebrate thanksgiving here in the UK I do love to send Thank you cards - any excuse to make and send a card! There is always something or someone to be thankful for so it’s just nice to be able to recognise it.

For these Thank you cards I used the Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper, this beautiful paper is double sided, on one side it’s either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky and on the other side it’s cream and gold.


Blushing Bride Thank You Card, Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Soft Sky Thank You Card, Bundle of Love DSP


So I started the cards with a base of Very Vanilla thick cardstock and used a mat of either Soft Sky or Blushing Bride. Then I embossed the sentiment on the bottom - ‘I am thankful for you’ this comes from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. Then I cut some small strips from the DSP and adhered them above the sentiment. I then punch out three circles using the new Starburst Punch in all three Designs. These were adhered to the front of the card using two of the coloured side and one of the gold side.

Thank You card, Starburst Punch, Bundle of Love DSP

Finally, I die cut the smaller flower from the Flourish Thinlet dies and adhered this on top of the two strips of DSP at the bottom of the card before adding a gold Faceted gem to the centre. I was rather pleased with how these turned out and I really hope the recipients like them too.

Thank You Card, Flourish Thinlit Dies, Gold Faceted Gems

Thank you once again for visiting my blog 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 so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.



Until next week
Jillian xx

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Black White and Gold Wedding Card

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

I was asked to make a Personalised Wedding card recently and my client asked if I could make a card to match the wedding invitation.  The card on the left in the photograph below is the invitation and the card on the right is the card I made.

Black, White and Gold Wedding invitation and matching personalised card

I did have a bit of a panic as I didn't have a dragonfly stamp but fortunately my very good and kind friend Lea sent me her Awesomely Artistic stamp set to use. Thanks so much Lea x

Gold heat embossing, Gold Foil, Special Wedding Card

I heat embossed the gold spots on the card and then used my white gel pen for the white spots.

Gold Foil, White Gel Pen, Personalised Wedding Card

For the inside of the card I used Gold embossing powder and then my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker pen for the black dots. I used the sentiment 'wishing you both a very special day' from the retired For the New Two stamp set.

Dragonfly, Awesomely Artistic, For the New Two Stamp Set

I also stamped the dragonfly on the back of the envelope but unfortunately I forgot to take a photograph of that. I was really pleased with how the card turned out and my client loved it as well.

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 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Climbing Orchids Cards

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

Earlier this year I entered the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge with this card, to see the original post click here

Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach, Climbing Orchid Stamp set

I loved the card so much I decided to make it again but I wanted the orchids to stand out more.

To do this I stamped the flowers on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut the three parts before adhering together. I then curled the petals before adhering to the square.

Climbing Orchid Stamp Set, Orchid Builder Framelits, Peekaboo Peach

I used the same Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as I thought that worked perfectly.

Flirty Flamingo, Climbing Orchids Card

Then I tried to heat embossed the orchids and wondered what it would look like if I dry embossed a sheet of silver foil. I was rather pleased with the result although my husband thought it was too much.

Climbing Orchids, Layered Leaves Dynamic Textures Impressions Embossing Folder

A crafting friend of mine recently promoted to Silver so I thought this card was perfect to send her as a congratulations card.

Climbing Orchid, Silver Foil, Fresh Fig

So which is your favourite, please leave me a comment below.

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


Jillian xx

Friday, 27 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas New Baby Card

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

I have recently made two New Baby cards for a client of mine. They were both personalised with the name of the baby, date of birth and weight and height. I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set and matching punch, I just love being able to use a Christmas stamp set all the year round.

Cookie Cutter Christmas New Baby Card

I also used the Falling Petals Embossing folder as I think it looks like hearts falling down the page rather than leaves. I stamped the envelope on the flap with a Teddy Bear and sponged the edges of the envelope too.

Decorated envelope, New Baby card, Powder Pink

This is the inside of the card.

New Baby Card, Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Do you need a personalised card or something a little bit more special than shop bought cards, if you do then drop me an email.

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

Jillian xx

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips Birthday Card


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


I have been sending lots of birthday cards this month, someone turning 60 and a special crafting friend who turned 70 as well as eight other people who celebrated their birthday this month.

My birthday was back in August and I received a beautiful card from Donna Willows, a fellow Pootler, using the Tranquil Tulips stamp set. I decided to case this card for my October birthday cards. I have made it in various different colourways and just love each of them.

Tranquil Tulips, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Birthday card

Although I must admit to perhaps liking this purple one a little more than the others, not sure why that should be!

Tranquil Tulips, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder

I usually steer away from two step stamping but this stamp set is so easy and very forgiving, I just love the watercolour effect.

Tranquil Tulips, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy

What do you think?

Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red, Old Olive, Tranquil Tulips

Which is your favourite colourway?

Don't forget to keep clicking the buttons below so you can see all the other beautiful creations that my fellow Pootlers have made.



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

Jillian xx 


Friday, 20 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Boys Toys card

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

The Theme for the Great Card Swap for August was Boys Toys. This really stumped me, not having children or grandchildren so I went for the easy option of Lego!

Here's the card I made

Boys birthday card, Lego card

All I can say is thank goodness for the new mini Stampin' Dimensionals - it would have taken me much longer if I'd had to cut the standard Stampin' Dimensionals to fit!

Lego card, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Dapper Denim

I do love taking part in these challenges, they really make you think outside of the box.

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


Jillian xx

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Retiform Card

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


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for October 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 from 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 Inspired by nature. I worked in the Falkland Islands for 14 months years ago and it was so strange to live somewhere with absolutely no trees.  When I came home I really noticed them and I realised how much I had taken them for granted before. Now I love watching the buds appearing in the Spring and equally love watching the leaves turn colour in the Autumn. Isn't nature amazing?

Lovely as a Tree Retiform card

Anyway I digress, I've wanted to make a Retiform card for a while so this seemed the perfect opportunity. What is Retiform I hear you ask? Well the official Definition of retiform is crossing lines and interstices, reticular, netlike.

Life is a beautiful thing, Trees, leaves


I used the gorgeous Stamp Set Lovely as a tree and managed to use all the stamps in the set so that was a bonus as well. The sentiment comes from the Colourful Seasons stamp set.

Lemon Lime Twist, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach


For the inks I used Lemon Lime Twist, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Basic Black Archival.

Autumn Card, Trees, Leaves


Thank you once again for visiting my blog 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 so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.






Jillian xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms easel card

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

Our challenge for the August Card Swap Challenge group was to make a card with a summer wreath, it had to have depth so not just stamping! This was the perfect excuse for me to get out the Botanical Blooms dies again. This is the card I made.

Easel Card, Climbing Orchid Stamp Set, Summer Wreath card

I was really pleased with how it turned out, I do love an easel card, I just think they look stunning. I used the Wood Textured DSP Stack to give an impression of a wreath hanging on a wooden door. I used Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Real Red cardstock for the flowers. The sentiment comes from the Climbing Orchid Stamp Set.

This is the card when it is closed

Wood Textures DSP Stack, Botanical Builder Die Framelits

And here is a close up of the gorgeous flowers

Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Botanical Builder Die Framelits


This is the beautiful card I received from Michelle. Isn't it stunning? I will definitely be casing this one.


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


Jillian xx

Friday, 6 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Hedgehog card

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

It's World Card Day on 7th October so to celebrate I've offering all my followers a chance to receive a hand made card. 

Painted Harvest Hedgehog card

This Hedgehog card is one of the cards I will be giving away.

I have seen quite a few people using this stamp set to make a Hedgehog card so it's a little difficult to credit just one person. The first YouTube video I watched was by Serene Stamper you can watch her tutorial here.

I love the fern leaf and as it is a two step stamp you can use a variety of different colours to make each leaf look completely different, a bit like nature really.

Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Don't you just love this little face?

Cute Hedgehog card using Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set

So to be in with a chance of receiving one of my hand made cards please just email me at Jillian@purpleselwood.co.uk and I will draw four lucky people. Please response by Saturday 14th October.

Painted Harvest Stamp Set, A Little Wild stamp set, Foxy Friends Stamp set


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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