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!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Quilled thanksgiving card

Hi everyone,

Sadly the end of the school summer holiday will soon be here and I will be back to the day job, constantly complaining about the lack of time to get everything done! I had a million and one things to do today but instead having been playing in my craft room. This is one of the new designs I've come up with. I've had several requests in the past for thanksgiving cards. It's not something there is a call for in the UK but thanksgiving is obviously a big deal over the pond!

Hope our US neighbours think that this fits the bill.

Hope to be back soon - I have other new designs to show.


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New spin on an old design

Hi everyone,

At last I've found some time to "play" with some of the new crafting goodies I've been buying lately. I bought a set of word dies back in May and here I've used them to put a new spin on a previous design. 

I was previously using a die cut alphabet to cut out individual letters which looked great but was very time-consuming. See this card:

I'm really pleased with these word dies - I like using them much more than just printing the message on cards. Expect to see a lot more of them soon,


Monday, 19 August 2013

Another quilled wedding card

As promised, here is the other wedding card ordered by the same customer as yesterday's card. For this couple she requested a candy apple red base with flowers in fall (autumn) colours. Hope this fits the brief!

Short and sweet from me today. Have a great week,


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Exotic flowers - quilled, of course!

Hello everyone,

Just popping in here quickly to show you a card I made recently for a customer. She liked this card:

but wanted the card matched to the colours of the wedding. Apparently the wedding is to be in Jamaica and the bridesmaids and groomsmen are wearing cornflower blue. The bride will be carrying  'exotic' Caribbean flowers! 

This is what I came up with:

I thought this was a good opportunity to experiment with a new technique for me - "beehive" flowers (the large orange and yellow flower). There are lots of videos about this technique on You Tube, if you want to have a go. 

The same customer (a regular!!) also ordered another wedding card, in a different colour scheme - I'll be back soon to show you that one.