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!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Quilled Christening card

Hello again,

Hope you've all had a good week. It was my birthday on Wednesday and I managed to arrange a day off work. Had a lovely day out and lunch with my sister and spent the evening watching my daughter and her class mates perform their monologues for their GCSE drama course. Also received lots of lovely presents including earrings from my husband and tickets to see Hamlet at the Globe theatre from my oldest daughter. What could be better? I am very lucky!!
Of course, just as important as the presents were the cards, and I received some lovely ones, including a couple of handmade cards, which I'll post on here another day! My brother commented that it is a nightmare trying to find a birthday card for me!

Well, on to today's card offering from me. One of my customers asked if I had any cards for a Christening. I'd been meaning to get around to making some of these, so used her request as an excuse to spend last Sunday coming up with three new designs.

This was one of the designs - I used a tutorial on another blog to print the wording straight onto my card blank and was pretty pleased with how that turned out. The fonts are Papyrus and Scriptina Pro - I love them both and like them even more in combination.

Well, I suppose I'd better head off up to bed - it's 12.45 on Staurday night/Sunday morning!

Back next week - have a great week, and if you get a chance please leave me a comment - I love to read them! (And if you could vote for my daughter - see previous post - I'd be sooooooooooooo grateful!)

Jill x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Surrey Schools Have Talent

Hi everyone,

No card today, just a shameless plug for my talented daughter! Annie (14), my youngest, who loves to sing, has been shortlisted in the Surrey Schools Have Talent competition and now needs the public to vote for her - the link to view all the finalists is here: www.gosurrey.info/havetalent  but Annie's video is better viewed on You Tube here:

The instructions to vote are as follows:
Vote for your favourite by emailing us at schoolgames@surreycc.gov.uk by midnight on Sunday 27 May.
*You can only vote once and only one vote counts per email. Please provide your name, age and details of the act you are voting for.
The overall winner will receive professional mentoring leading up to a performance that will make history at Stoke Park on the 20 July as part of the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations.

So please vote for "Annie Rose Chapman"

If you could also encourage your friends and family to vote that would be even better (obviously only if you feel she deserves to win!)

Thanks very much in advance!! Back with a card at the weekend.


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Special order quilled card

Evening everyone,

Hope you've all had a great weekend. I can't believe how quickly it goes - it's now 7.30 on Sunday and I still have a heap of things to get done. Mind you, I spent all day Friday at a Health Spa with a very good friend, relaxing and generally doing very little and by the evening I was exhausted!! So I think the lesson to be learned is just to keep going!

Today's card that I'm going to show you was another special request from one of my lovely customers. She lives in Australia and wanted a special card to send to a relation in England.

It was her idea to outline a map of Australia with quilled daisies, in gold and green (appropriate Australian colours!).

I was a bit concerned about how this was going to turn out but the customer was delighted with the photos I sent through - hope she likes it as much in real life!

Today I've been busy coming up with new designs for Christening cards - not totally happy with any of them yet but I'll post them on here next time so you can see what you think.

Right, better go and sort out the teenagers in the family - we are living in a state of heightened tensions at the moment as one is taking A-levels, one doing GCSEs and the other revising for mock GCSEs. What joy!!


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Quilled 60th birthday card

Hello everyone,

Hope you're all managing to stay warm if you're in the UK in this unseasonably cold weather (for May!).

I'm back as promised to show you a card I made recently for a friend.

Well, that's it for me today - short and sweet!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Quilled 90th birthday card

Hi everyone,

I seem to have had a lot of requests recently for 90th and 100th birthday cards - seems like more and more people are living to see these ages nowadays. This is a card I made a while ago but haven't got around to photographing it until today.

The quilled flowers are mounted on an oval cut with a Nestabilities die and likewise the scallop mat. The message is punched out with a Stampin Up punch called Elegant Label, I think. Add a bit of chalking around the edge of the label, a piece of ribbon to mount it on and TA DA!!

Just off to list it in my Etsy shop. I have to admit my Folksy shop has been sadly neglected recently - I have had so many sales from Etsy that I've had very little time to maintain the other shop. However, I am wondering if the strong sales to the USA will continue after the huge hike in postage costs here in the UK this week. It now costs £3.30 to ship a card to the USA, Canada, Australia etc. Add the cost of a padded envelope etc and I really need to charge £3.50 for shipping!! At the moment I've increased it to £2.95 and I'll absorb the excess myself, but eventaulally I'll have to put them up.

Just before I sign off, I'd like to send birthday wishes for Friday to my crafting friend Lesley, who sometimes reads this blog I think. It's a very special birthday for her this year! I'll show you the card I made her next week.

Bye for now,