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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 is 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

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Colourful Seasons Masculine Gift card wallet

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 Dee Copus-Read of  LadyDeeCrafts designed our sketch this month. She also requested that it should be a masculine gift card wallet. What a great challenge Dee, thanks very much. Here's the sketch we had to work from:


Masculine cards are always so difficult to make and given a choice I would always opt to make a feminine card. I knew I wanted to use Blues for my card and ended up going with Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Marina Mist with some Very Vanilla for the sentiment and on the inside.

I decided to use the 'skeleton' leaf stamp from The Colourful Seasons Stamp Set and stamped all over the Pacific Point layer with Night of Navy ink and in the centre of the card using Pacific Point ink. I then used the same stamp on the Marina Mist card using Pacific Point ink.

The sentiment comes from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set and I stamped that in Night of Navy. It looked a little bare so I stamped the leaf stamp in Marina Mist Ink, stamped off once.

Masculine Gift card wallet using Colourful Seasons Stamp set

I cut my Night of Navy cardstock to 6" x 10" and scored on the long side at 4" and 8". The extra 2" formed my pocket. Here's what the card looks like inside.

Guy Greetings Stamp Set, Colourful Seasons Stamp Set

I stamped the leaves again on the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Happy Birthday Sentiment leaving plenty of space to write a message.

Happy birthday gift card wallet card

To finish off I used a piece of Marina Mist which was stamped with the Leaf Stamp. I used Tear and Tape to adhere the sides of the flap to the card.

Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla

It is also deep enough to put some money in it as well.

Masculine Money Wallet

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

Please use the button below to hop over to the very talented Keren at Tuppence Coloured.



Until next week
Jillian xx

Friday, 22 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Fruit Stand DSP card

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

I was tidying up my cards I came across these cards that I made ages ago so I decided they would be perfect to send for my August RAK (Random Act of Kindness) cards.

Fruit Stand DSP, Layering Love stamp Set, Pear Pizzazz

I was fortunate enough to receive four RAK cards last month, these are the cards I received.


From Anne Marie


From Jacqueline


From Katrina


From Sally

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


Jillian xx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Birthday Card

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


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for September 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 Holiday Catalogue Favourites. 

When I first saw the Painted Harvest Stamp Set I didn't really like it, the main reason was it is a two step stamp set and I'm not that good with two step stamping! Having watched lots of Tutorials on You Tube it did look very easy to use so I decided to buy it. 

I am so glad that I did, it is absolutely stunning and so easy to do. Here's the first card I've made - Warning I think there will be plenty more to come!
  
Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Birthday Card

Yes it is a sunflower and yes they should be yellow but doesn't it look stunning in Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum?  I also used Old Olive for the leaves.

It opens up the wrong way, like this

Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olve

Painted Harvest, Stylized Birthday Stamp Set

There is plenty of room inside to write a lovely message even with the sentiment and the flower in the bottom right hand corner.

This is what it looks like standing up so even though the front does open up it still stands nicely.

Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Graceful Garden Stamp Set

A finally a view from the top.

Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Birthday Card

Thank you 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

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Tea Light Box

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


Welcome to the Pootles Blog hop celebrating the new Autumn / Winter Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

Seasonal Chums Stamp Set, Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies

I love gifting tea lights, they are the perfect small gift for saying Thank You. I always make a box to put them in, but I guess that's not a surprise! Usually I wrap a belly band around the box and decorate that but when I saw the Seasonal Chums gift tags in the new Autumn / Winter catalogue I knew they would be a perfect addition for my little boxes.

Snowman Gift Tag using the Seasonal Chums bundle


I started off with a piece of  Thick Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the front of the snowman on it randomly. I decided not to colour in these snowmen as I thought it would make the tag stand out more. I used the fabulous Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon to tie around my box and attached the Snowman tag with Basic Black Bakers Twine. You can just see on the photo below the shimmer.

Tea Light Box with Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

Isn't the Snowman so cute - shame about my colouring in, I think I need some stronger glasses!

Seasonal Chums Gift Tag, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Garden Green


Don't forget to use the link below to continue hopping around the blog to see all the other fabulous projects. Clicking Next will take you to the lovely Corenne at CorenneMarieDesigns.



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

Jillian xx

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers Stepper Card

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

Happy Birthday Thinlet Die, Colour Theory DSP Stack

In August I took part in the Crafty Cupcakes Stampin' Showcase Challenge. The theme was Birthdays and I decided to make a stepper card. I cased this card from Mixed up Craft and you can see her YouTube video here.

I love the fact that the front is so simple and it is only when you open up the card that you see the surprise - are you ready for the big reveal!

Falling Flowers Stamp Set, May Flower Framelits

The side view is even more stunning.

Stepper Card, Colourful Season Stamp Set, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo

I loved making this card and have ideas of others I can make, so watch this space! 

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 September 2017

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy New Baby Spinner Card

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

In July I joined a new Card Challenge Group through my lovely friend Christine Bettany. This is not a Stampin' Up! group so we are free to use whatever supplies we have.

The Theme for August was making a New baby card that either moved in some way or had a special fold. 

Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, New Baby Card, Spinner Card, Sliding Star Framelits

I do love making spinner cards so this was the first thing that I thought of making. I used the new Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper for the layer and a base of Very Vanilla cardstock.

This Little Piggy Stamp Set, Peek-a-boo to someone new, Suite Sayings Stamp Set


I stamped the elephant in Basic Black archival ink and looking at the card now I think I should have stamped it in something softer. The sentiment 'Peek-a-boo to someone new' comes from the now retired Suite Sayings stamp set.

This Little Piggy, Elephant, Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper


Christine was my swap partner for this challenge and I love the card she made me. You can visit Christine's blog here


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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