Jenny Lawrence

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Hi and welcome to cardsarus blog spot My name is Jenny Lawrence and I live in Kent. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. I have made things all my life as my Mum and Grand Mother taught me lots of hobbies. I have made my own clothes, knitted garments, hand embroidered items of clothing, and crocheted items too. I love to bake my own cakes as well.

Saturday 5 January 2013


Good morning to all you wonderful and talented followers and
Good grief it's Saturday all ready this week seems to have flown
by even faster than ever.
THANK YOU for all your comments.
I really do appreciate everyone that is made.

I was thinking what is the handiest gadget you have been
bought for Christmas.
Mine was a soup maker my daughter bought me.
It looks like a kettle but is slightly bigger in width, and can you 
believe it makes soup in 21 mins.
The soup comes out so lovely, you can have chunky soup or
smooth soup as the machine liquidises it too.
No horrible fat to add so ideal for a diet.
I have even made some with frozen mixed vegetables for supper.

Well I digress this is a card I made a few days ago form a  new
digi image I bought from The Pink Gems website.
While we are on the subject can anyone tell me the name of a 
card that doesn't bleed with Promarkers.

Click on the photo to enlarge the image.

Now the inside.

This is an 8x8 size card.
Matted with yellow card and Dovecraft papers.
I have used some doilies under the image.
Some Dovecraft Flowers some wooden owls from Hobbycraft.
Some gold corners and some Spellbinders Foliage 2 round the image and of course the image was coloured with Promarkers.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and that you manage to
slot some craft into your day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 


Unknown said...

Hi Jenny, love that image, owls seem to be very in vogue at the moment. Great card.

Wilma x x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jenny. I love the cute owl and lovely detailing.
I use Rymans Smooth coated card for colouring with Promarker but there are lots of others which are just as good. I think Joanna Sheen sell some.
Have a good day!
Hugs Sue

Hazel said...

Jenny, another cute card, love the little owl. Hope you are feeling a bit better and your cough isn't getting you down to much.


Kim said...

gorgeous card Jenny, love the cute owl!
Kim x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Jenny
love your card, very colourful and cheery.
I am with Sue I love Rymans smooth card fory promarkers. It does show through the back but it will on any card, but i find it one of the cheapest and you get good results. The other one I highly recommend is Joanna Sheens card for markers it's wonderful quality in both thicknesses. The 300gsm is strong enough to cut out your images too if you want to decoupage with them after colouring.
Hope that helps. Loads love Linda xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jenny, what a lovely cute card,owls are so in just now. Love your design and colouring. I like the crafter companions card for colouring, I find it doesn't bleed, but will show through the back which it's supposed to do.

I'm new to your blog and have been having a look through and loving all your creations, kate x

Sue said...

Hi Jenny sorry I havent been around I'm just getting my socks pulled up after hospital appts and such..this is lovely. Promarkers bleed through all card hun, but I'm with Sue and Linda, but I've also tried Neenah Card thats good too and Nikky does a great one on Pookadoodles site as well because she is the letraset queen of colouring LOL huggles see you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Jenny - very late start for me to today. I love your owl! I am still using come card I got from Lili Of The Valley which is great for stamping, but from what I understand no matter how good the quality there is always some bleeding. I just make sure to stamp onto my card and then mat and layer onto my card. Love from Christine x

melanie said...

Hi what stunning card ,if and when i stamp I use Neenah card but you do get bleeding though the back but i use spectrum pens. Melanie

Carole Z said...

Evening! Love your card, owls are one of my favourites! I've got to say, I never really have much problem with promarker bleeding - always use an ink like Memento, that's most important. I use smooth papers - stamps away, joanna sheen to really goon ones and also one called Neneh. It will always seal through the paper, even a little if you use letraset graphic art paper. I always do as Christine said and mat and layer the image on to the card. Hope this helps, Carole Z xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, A truly beautiful card, I love the owls they are so beautiful, the ones in the corners look like they are wearing spectacles, I love them.
I always use Clarity Theuva card and also Lavinia Stamps card is really good too, but like other postees have said, when you colour in, the colour always seeps through to the back, I always use Memento ink also.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jenny,
Loving that ever so cute owl, wonderful colouring and fantastic layout.
Hope you are feeling much better and that cough is almost gone.
Have a Great Sunday

Patricia xx

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Jenny

Just been catching up and seeing all of your beautiful cards youve created since I was last on.

They are truly wonderful as always! Todays card is just so adorable I love that owl and all the gorgeous colours and details youve added!
To answer your question about card/paper to use with Pro-Markers, I have always uses Neenah Card Stock which you can find at create and craft, crafters companion or even ebay. It has been the only one that has suited me since I first started colouring.

I Hope you are well and your year is going well so far
lots of love
sharon xxx