About Me

Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom
Hello, I'm Jill - mother of 3 (nearly grown up) children and wife to Geoff.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy 2016!!

Wow, just thought I'd start off the New Year in the way I'd like to continue, with a post on here and have realised that my last post was over a year ago!! How did that happen? All I can do, to any of you who are still out there, is apologise and promise that I will try and do better this year. Which won't be hard - one more post and I will have achieved that aim, he he!!

I've been working away over the Christmas break on updating some of my older designs. So far have made this card in three colourways but have lots more planned. Anyone have any ideas of colours they would like to see?

Will be back soon, I promise!!


Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year and Thank You

Hi there,
A very Happy New Year to all my blog readers. Starting off this year as I mean to go on, with a blog post. I expect a lot of you are like me, with a lot of thank you's due to the people who kindly gave us Christmas gifts. This little card would fit the bill nicely. Here I've used an unusual colour scheme for me - chocolate and cream.  However, as always, this design could be made in a whole range of different colours.

I've used patterned paper from Stampin Up (long retired I'm afraid). The message is stamped and then punched out using Stampin Up punches. These punches are still available - contact me if you interested in purchasing any of them, as I have recently become a Stampin Up demo. Stampin Up products are not available on the high street, only through independent demonstrators. If you are interested in seeing more Stampin Up products take a look at my other blog Here
Of course the real point of interest on this card is the little spray of quilled flower - I love the effect of outlining the petals in brown and the leaves in cream. Very simple but effective.
Would you like to buy this card? It's available here.

Til next time, have 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,