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, 20 December 2013

The last Christmas cards

Wow, just where has the last month gone? It's hard to believe that the big day is almost here. At one point I didn't believe that I was ever going to get everything done, but somehow, I think I'm almost there. A few more presents to wrap and the last minute food to sort, then I can relax!

I know some you follow my blog to see my quilled creations, so sorry to disappoint, but as I've said before, a lot of the cards I send to friends and family are not quilled. This is usually the case with the Christmas cards I send and a couple of weeks ago I spent a very happy few hours messing about with dies and punches and coming up with some new designs. Just thought I'd pop in here to show them.  

The first card uses some lovely Memory Box dies - I have a lot more designs in my head for that Merry Christmas die but I am very happy with this card.

The next card uses the same Memory Box Country Border die, along with the Star of Wonder die. The blue card is pearlescent but you can't really see it in the photo.

The next four cards I made to use up some embossed snowflake frames (originally from Craftwork Cards) which have been in my stash for ages. They are all very similar but with some subtle differences. The central snowflake is a die-cut.

After I had cut out the snowflakes, I decided to use the negative which was left to make another card. It's made with silver mirror card, which is really hard to photograph, but I hope you get the idea!

And lastly a card using the Papertrey Ink holly embossing plate - love it!! And some little poinsettia and holly dies - very sweet!

 Hope you like them!


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Another quilled Christmas card

Hi everyone. 

Well it has been a while! I've been kept busy with lots of orders from my Etsy and Folksy shops in the run up to Christmas. Just thought I'd drop in here today to show you a special order card which is currently winging its way to Japan to wish a little boy called Sho a Happy Christmas. The brief from the customer (his mum) was for a Christmas tree and a teddy.

I'm loving these word dies I used for the message - really makes the message stand out.

I think the Christmas season in my shops is just about over now so maybe I can now concentrate on making some cards for family and friends - I know, very last minute!!!