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!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

This year's Christmas card

Hi everyone,

Feeling suitably ashamed of myself that it's been over 3 months since I posted on here! Just thought I'd pop in today to show you the card I've made to give to some very special friends and relations this year. I never have time to make cards for everyone so tend to focus on making just a few. 

I have made a couple of spares so will go over and list them in my Folksy shop just in case there are any other last minutes out there! For anyone who is interested, my shop is here:  https://folksy.com/shops/PaperDaisyCards2

Maybe I'll be a better blogger in 2015. I do have a back log of cards to show you - including some new quilled designs. Until then, merry Christmas everyone,


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Annie's birthday cards

Hello everyone,

It's nearly the end of the summer holidays for me - back to the day job on Monday. Not a happy thought! I've had a great 6 weeks, with lots of time for organising my studio and crafting. But I've also done a lot of sorting out in other parts of the house, tidying and clearing out rubbish - our recycling bin has been overflowing most of the time! My youngest daughter Annie decided to join in with the spring (or summer?) cleaning and had a sort out in  her bedroom. As a result she found a box containing many of the birthday cards I've made her over the past 17 years! I thought you might like to see them. I must admit I had completely forgotten about most of these. They are not all quilled and a few years are missing - no idea where they went!

Her 4th birthday card, made from a design by Diane Boden from JJ Quilling.

This is her 6th birthday card, during her "Angelina Ballerina" phase!

Another Diane Boden design for her 8th birthday.

I think it was around age 9 that she developed her passion for rabbits - several subsequent cards, as well as this one, feature bunnies as you will see!

A bunny again for her 10th birthday.
This is one of my favourites - a concertina card for her 11th birthday.
This must have been around the time her Harry Potter obsession began - her 12th birthday. 

An easel card for her 13th birthday.

Back to quilling for her 14th birthday.

And, finally, more bunnies and more quilling for her 15th birthday.

Hope you enjoyed seeing those!!

Have a great weekend,


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Quilled twins congratulations card

Hi there,

Happy Sunday everyone. Today I'm showcasing a new card I've just added to my Etsy and Folksy shops. It was made for a customer whose daughter had just given birth to twins - a boy and a girl. How clever to have one of each!

Until she requested this card, I thought I had most occasions covered but realised I didn't have any "twins" cards. Had to make it in a hurry for obvious reasons. I chose a combination of pale pink flowers for the baby girl and pale blue for the baby boy, but could make this card in all pink for twin baby girls or all blues for twin baby boys.

Beginning the countdown to the end of the school holidays now - how depressing! So little time to "play" when its term time :(


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Another new job quilled card

Just back from our family holiday to Italy. Love being away but hate coming back and getting to grips with all the mundane household tasks - washing, food shopping etc. So thought I'd take a quick break from all that to show you another special order card, again for a new job.

I absolutely love the colour scheme of this card - will be making others using these colours I am sure!

Ah well, enough procrastinating - back to the washing!

Jill x

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Quilled new job card

Hi everyone,

A rather rainy Sunday afternoon here in Chertsey. Just popping in quickly to show you a card I made for a colleague a few weeks ago. She left our team and is badly missed, but has gone on to bigger and better things. She's not a very "girly" sort, so I thought I'd try a different colour combination for the flowers on her card.

This is a very adaptable design which can be made to suit a whole range of occasions.
I'm still enjoying the luxury of being off work for the 6 week summer holiday - 3 down, 3 to go. It's so nice to have a bit more time to "play" in my craft room and on here.

Back soon,


Friday, 1 August 2014

Quilled wedding card

Well, it has been awhile! Won't bore you with details of why I haven't been able to find time to blog recently. I'm hoping to be able to post a bit more now that the school hols are here - watch this space. I do have lots of new cards to show you. I've had lots of requests from customers this year for wedding cards in more unusual colour schemes. This one was for my niece to give to her boss. The colour scheme for the wedding was teal and white. This is not a new design, but it looks quite different in this bolder version, I think.

The patterned paper I've used at the bottom is long retired from Stampin' Up - I wish they would bring it back, it is so beautiful and just right for wedding cards.

 Hope you like it! Will be back soon,


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

Hello everyone,

A very Happy Easter Sunday to all my followers. Just a very quick post today to showcase some new Easter card designs. These were a special order for a customer and never actually made it into my shops, but they'll be ready for next year! Nothing like being prepared!!

Have a wonderful time whatever you are up to this Easter!


Friday, 18 April 2014

Quiled birthday card

Hello everyone and a very happy Easter to you all,

I'm enjoying a little bit of "down time" to do some of the things I rarely get a chance to do when I'm at work, including posting on here. No new Easter designs to show you, but thought I'd show you a special order I recently made for a customer. She liked this card:

but wanted a bigger 6" x 8" card, with a longer message. Here is the design I came up with:

Looking at it now there are some changes I'd make, but I think the customer was happy.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend!


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Diamond anniversary card

As I mentioned in the last post, it is my parents' diamond (60th) wedding anniversary soon - tomorrow in fact. I've already shown you the invitations so thought I'd show you the card I made them. Earlier this month I had made a large card (8" x 8") as a special order for a customer:

I don't think mum and dad would appreciate such a large card, so made a very similar one but slightly smaller (6" x 8"). I'm sorry about the quality of the photo - I took it at night in my studio, rather than in natural light with my usual set up. But I'm sure you get the idea!

Happy anniversary mum and dad - 60 years is certainly something to celebrate!



Monday, 17 March 2014

Diamond wedding anniversary invitations

I knew it had been a while since I'd last posted on here, but can't believe it was way back in January. I have lots of new designs to show you so please stay with me but today I thought I'd show you one of the reasons for my long absence. On 3rd April this year my parents will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and I have been busy making the invitations for them.

 No quilling here - just a very simple design, I know, but sometimes (always?) the simple ones take twice as long to create. Once I had the design it was fairly simple to put them together though. I used white linen card from PaperMill Direct, glimmer paper from Stampin' Up and little diamante buckles MeiFlowers.
Here they are all together:

 I am quite looking forward to the celebration - I think it will be the first time the whole family will be together for 10 years, since their Golden Wedding anniversary!


Friday, 24 January 2014

Quilled Valentine cards

Wow, is it really over a month since I last post on here? Bad blogger! To make up for my lack of posts, I have 5 cards to show you today, albeit very much variations on a theme. Early in January, I managed to find a little window of time to have a play and make some new Valentine cards designs. First, three cards with a little bit of beehive quilling...

And then a couple of cards with no quilling. Instead of the quilled heart I've used a die-cut heart cut from red glitter vinyl.

I'd love to know which one you prefer - leave me a comment. Thanks in advance,