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!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Quilled anniversary card

Hello everyone,

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary earlier this month. I always find it hard to think of designs for cards for him - well, for any men really, but an anniversary is the hardest I think. In the end this is the card I made for him:

It was based on a very old design with a new twist on the colour. Seemed to suit the occasion.

I'm looking forward to this coming week as it is half term and I have the week off work. Hoping to get lots of quilling done alongside some of the inevitable jobs that I can't keep finding excuses for not doing - like cleaning the oven!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Another quilled sympathy card

Hi again,

Just popping in here quickly to show you the second sympathy card I designed last week. Although the quilling on this card is just as simple and minimal, somehow it seems far more "busy" - I think it's that embossed background.

Which sympathy card do you prefer?

I think this design would also be suitable for a wedding congratulations card - might have to try that when I get a minute.


Friday, 19 October 2012

Quilled sympathy card

Hello everyone,

This week I was asked to design a sympathy card for a customer - it's not something I get asked for frequently, but I was happy to oblige. The customer wanted something simple and elegant, but was happy to leave choice of colours to me. I opted for muted shades of white and cream.

I made another sample too so that the customer could choose the one she preferred - I'll show you that one next time. In the end she bought both!


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Another quilled birth announcement

Hi everyone,

Yes, I know, two posts in a week - how unbelievable is that? I'm trying hard to catch up, as when I started this blog I was intending to post at least once a week, so I need to have 52 completed posts by the end of the year. As I've actually missed quite a few weeks I need to start posting more frequently.

As promised, here is another variation using the design from last time on a quilled birth announcement card:

This time it is on a bigger card - 6" x 8" with a little bit of further embellishment in the form of a quilled flower and leaf spray.

I bought these card blanks, with the embossed edge and frame, many years ago from a company in the UK called "Craft Creations" - I think I originally bought 500 and I'm now down to my last 50. Sadly, they have been discontinued so I won't be able to get any more (unless anyone out there knows a source). I'll be very sad when they are used up - they are the perfect base for a lot of my quilled designs. I still have lots of 6" x 4" cards left, just running low on 6" x 8". So if anyone has seen anything similar anywhere please let me know - I'd love to find a new supplier!

Well, that's all from me today - will try and be back soon.

Jill x

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.