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!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Quilled Engagement card

Hi again everyone,

One of my customers emailed me to ask if I could make a customised version of this card:

She wanted a card for an engagement, but in bright modern colours. She suggested bright orange and cerise pink. I love it when buyers challenge my preconceptions about which colours might work. I'm not sure I would have thought of using these colours together but I love the result!


As I don't have any engagement cards in my Etsy or Folksy shops at the moment, I will list this card to see what happens, but not until the end of May, just in case the couple the card is intended for, look at my shops.

But then I thought that this card might make a good birthday card:

What do you think?

See you next time,


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Quilled graduation card 2

Just dropping in here very quickly, to show you the personalized version of the graduation card I showed you last week. It took me ages to format the message for this (using text boxes) but sorted it in the end!

I am now going to pop over to my Etsy shop and list this in there - seems to be graduation season in the US.

Thanks for dropping by today. So sorry I'm so unreliable about posting. The day job is really getting me down at the moment - so full on and so much to do. Ah well, maybe my lottery ticket will come up tonight!


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Quilled graduation card

Hi everyone,

Oh my, late again! I'll try and make up for it by posting twice this week - as it's the school holidays I have a bit more time on my hands! Hope you all had a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend - a shame the weather wasn't a bit better.
Today I'd like to share another card which resulted from a special order. I was asked if I could make a quilled graduation card. Now this card may look very simple in design, but I'm always amazed at how long it takes me to come up with new designs.

If this card had been intended for a female graduate, I would have included some quilled flowers to pretty it up a bit, but as it was for the customer's son, I thought it best to avoid that. It took me ages to work out how to make a quilled mortar board look like the real thing - this is my 8th attempt!

I stamped stars on the navy background card with navy ink using an old Hero Arts stamp called "Star in star".  The greeting was composed using text boxes and fonts called Papyrus and Scriptina Pro - love both of those fonts.

Hope you like it - will be propducing a personalised version for the original customer.

Will be back later this week,


Monday, 2 April 2012

Quilled anniversary card

Hi everyone,

Sorry, a day late again. Good excuses this time though, as I spent most of Friday and all of Saturday ill in bed. Feeling better now though and looking forward to two weeks off from the day job. Lots of plans for the Easter holidays, including a quick visit to see my parents in Gt Yarmouth, catching up with friends, helping Geoff my husband celebrate his 50 something birthday and a girlie shopping trip with my two daughters. As well as lots and lots of crafting - hurray!!

Today I want to share a quilled anniversary card with you. I have had several requests recently for coral (35th) anniversary cards. Coral is actually a very difficult colour to source in paper - it's either too pink or too orange.

Hopefully, the colours I have used here are near enough - what do you think?

Will see you all again next weekend. Have a good week - enjoy the nice weather as long as it lasts,