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!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Quilled Mother's Day card

Hey there everyone,

I hope all my UK readers have been enjoying the snow for the past few days? My children are now 19, 17 and 15 but still can't resist going out there to have a play. My youngest, Annie, went sledging with a friend on Sunday - I think a good time was had by all! And my son spent most of the weekend building an igloo in our back garden. Sadly he ran out of snow before completing the project but apparently it is snowing again now, so maybe tomorrow he can finish it.

The days since Christmas seem to have slipped by so fast and we are hurtling with great speed towards Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Today I want to show you a quilled Mother's Day card design which I have been selling in my Etsy and Folksy shops for a couple of years.

A very simple design in a range of pretty colours as you can see. This card has sold well in previous years so am hoping for the same this year.

I was just checking my Etsy shop and did a little squeal when I realised that I've now sold 997 cards from that site. Only 3 to go until 1000. I can still remember the excitement I felt on my first sale and here we are, three years five months later on nearly number 1000. 

Stay warm. I'll be back soon,


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Paper quilling birthday card

Hi everyone,

Just popping in here quickly to show you another quilled card. Again, this was a result of a special request from a customer. She liked this card:

but asked if I could make it in red, as that is her mom's favourite colour. Once again, this pushed me to the limits of my comfort zone. Red is not a colour I use much, apart from Christmas and Valentine's Day cards. However, we agreed on a couple of contrast colours, to make the design work: tangerine and lemon, and this is what I came up with. 

I would never have come up with this colour combination on my own, but now I really love it. On this design, only the first panel is quilled, as otherwise the card would not fold up flat. Here is a close up of the front panel. Simple but effective, I think!

The patterned papers are from Stampin Up (polka dot) and Doodlebug.

That's it from me today - if you are in the UK, wrap up warm. Apparently snow is on its way.


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my readers and followers.

Just popping in here quickly, to get the New Year off to a good start. This card was made for the birthday of my niece who celebrated her 13th birthday on Christmas Eve. It always seems such a shame to have a birthday so close to Christmas - never the same as when they are well spaced apart. One downside is that there is never anywhere for her to display her cards, as there are Christmas cards everywhere by that stage. However, I am hoping that this card was on display for a while at least.

This card is not a new design for me but I tweaked it a bit, as I was very short of time. For a start I usually die cut the letters for the greeting but decided instead to print it. The font I used is Hot Coffee I think, which is very similar to a Quickutz alphabet called Moxie. And then instead of adding quilled stems and leaves I cheated by using a punch - the leaves from the Stampin Up bird punch. The fringed flowers were made using a fringed quarter length strip of 6mm paper attached to a quarter length of contrasting 3mm. I always try to use 6mm rather than the more usual 5mm - JJ Quilling will cut papers in any width you need so its not a problem.

Hope you like the card. Will be back soon with another.