About Me

Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom
Hello, I'm Jill - mother of three grown up children and wife to Geoff. I have been crafting one way or another for as long as I can remember. In the1990's I discovered quilling and in 2009 I began selling my quilled card designs online (https://folksy.com/shops/PaperDaisyCardDesign) - this continues to go from strength to strength. My blog "Paper Daisy Cards" features my handmade cards, quilled or otherwise! More recently I re-discovered rubber stamping and became an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, showcasing and selling high quality paper crafting materials including rubber stamps, inks, cardstock, punches and dies. My blog "Paper Daisy Crafting" features my creations made with Stampin' Up! products, a list of all the papercrafting classes I run, all the latest news and offers and a link to my online shop , so that you too can join in the fun!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Quilled birth announcements

Hi everyone,

Oh my, where does the time go? Unbelievable that it's nearly a month since I last posted. Life just keeps on getting in the way. Since my last post, I've dispatched my oldest offspring to Uni in Brighton, celebrated the 17th birthday of the middle one and continued with the quest of the youngest to see just about all the musicals currently playing in London (she has aspirations to sing/be on stage).
In between all of that, I'm still holding down the day job as a specialist advisory teacher, meeting the orders from my Etsy and Folksy shops and trying to develop all the new ideas for quilled cards that are in my head.

This card has been in my shops for a while and has been a popular design for a new baby copngratulations card:

A few months ago a customer asked if I could personalise the front of this card with the name and date of birth of the baby. The original "It's a girl" message was made with an embossed rubber stamped image so I needed to work out how to print the name etc instead on computer. It took me a while to work out how to plan it to print in the right place (IT skills are not my strength!) but once I'd had a bit of a play it turned out like this:

I think maybe the text is a little higher than I'd like it but otherwise I'm quite pleased with it - just trying to find time to list it as a birth announcement card rather than a birth congratulations card in my shops. But even before I do that, another customer has this week ordered 60 personalised birth announcements in this design.

That's it for today, but I'll try to be back before too long with another variation on this card.



  1. Dear Jill, I just love your site and always wait patiently for a new post. Your cards are such a delight to the eye!

    I keep my fingers crossed for your daughter to make her dreams come true. Although it's a hard work (I'm a musician, too), the pleasure of giving your best to the audience is priceless.