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, 21 September 2013

No quilling again

Following on from the last post, I thought I show you the card I made for my sister and brother in law's silver wedding anniversary. Again, this card features not one bit of quilling - but again I've used dies from my Papertrey Ink haul!

The background panel has been embossed with a Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder - an old favourite of mine. But the matted number dies are new - will be using these a lot I think.

Back next time with some quilling, promise!


Friday, 20 September 2013

No quilling!

Hi everyone,

I generally keep this blog "pure" by only posting quilling related items, but I actually make a lot of cards without quilling, especially for my family who have received quilled cards from me until they are fed up with them. So I thought I'd just pop in quickly to show you a card I made recently. This was for my brother's birthday. I still find men's cards really tricky and often give in and just go and buy them. But my brother appreciates a well-designed handmade card, so I usually try and make an effort for him.

This card was made with dies from Papertrey Ink, an American company. I have lusted after a lot of their products for a while, but whilst their actual prices are quite reasonable, there is no way to order them from any UK supplier. So it means paying very expensive postage and customs charges. However my brother bought me a Gift Voucher for Papertrey Ink for my birthday, so this card showcases what I bought (amongst other things!) - I just LOVE that birthday die!

Hope he liked it!!


Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi everyone,

Just popping in quickly today - I'm enjoying the last day of my long weekend off work. Back to the day job tomorrow.

This is the card I've made for my mum's 83rd birthday which is next Sunday. I'm safe posting this early as she doesn't "do" computers!

It was difficult getting the lighting right to take these photos today. In the end I went outside and used the rabbit hutch as a stand! The photos still don't really do justice to the actual card :-(