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 4 Great Granddaughters and 2 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.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

Sorry I have not been around for a few days, but I have been making my Granddaughter's Wedding card.
Was having big troubles with the colour peach she chose for the Bridesmaids Dresses as I do like to incorporate that colour into my finished design.
So I had to colour most of my card with Peach Bellini Ink, and then wait for it to dry before constructing my design as it's pearlised card.
I am quite pleased with how it turned out, and will show it later this week as I know she doesn't know about my blog.

Today I have a card that has been Heat Embossed


This is a 6"x6" size card.
The design was a serviette that Mary my dear blogging friend sent me with her candy I won last year.
I started by putting a double sided sticky sheet behind the serviette, and then I put a snippet of card on the reverse of it, so I will join my playground friends in the Snippets Playground with this.
I then  used a Versa Mark clear embossing ink all over the front of  it, and then added Holographic Embossing Powder to it and heat embossed it.
Was quite pleased with how it turned out as this was my first attempt at this type of crafting.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Jenny - the heat embossed looks wonderful. You should enter this into the challenge over at A Gem of A Challenge as this week it is Embossing Wet or Dry! Michelle x

meg said...

This is stunning Jenny, the glitter finish is fantastic, love the4 CAS style

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jenny, the design is wonderful and colours too, I'm sure your Granddaughter will love it, Kate x

Sarah said...

Holy mackerel this is a beauty Jenny!! Such a brilliant idea and the effect is stunning xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning card. I have never tried this technique I will be giving it a go now. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! Wow!! I love the papers you used and the embossing with the holographic powder!! I want to try that now!! Love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Jean said...

This is lovely Jenny, the flowers are so pretty and the holographic effect embossing looks great.
Jean x

Cara said...

Love how you glittered up the serviette, fab card. Sounds like your wedding card has been a bit of a nightmare! Looking forward to seeing your endeavours. Cara x

Patricia said...

Hello stranger, thank your lovely welcome back to Blogland.
I just LOVE what you have done on your card, might have to have a go at that technique.
I have managed to get my photos on some Google thingy and it seems to be working ... so far anyway.
Patricia xxx

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous card Jenny, fantastic use of the serviette, what wonderful images it has. The sparkle looks gorgeous.

Kath x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The glitter finish on this gorgeous serviette is beautiful, what a great card.

pam said...

Stunning card Jenny, love the idea of using a serviette, this is so very pretty, made a special card.
Have you ever tried using your PC for getting a colour for card making, I use Greeting card factory or MCS, if I`m struggling and dont have a ink colour..
works brilliant.
Hugs Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Wowsers! This looks incredible. The sparkle looks amazing and what a beautiful napkin. Must look out for some fancy ones.
Dare say, you have to be careful heating something so delicate and on double side sticky. I may need to put the fire brigade on standby lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Liz said...

WOW Jenny, what a fabulous creation, so much sparkle. I've never seen this technique before. xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Jenny. I have just finished a card too using a serviette. I did mine with the cling film technique. Hope your well. Hugs Rita xxxxx

LesleyG said...

That's so pretty, and you've given me an idea for a serviette I can't bear to throw away, Tfs xxx

brenda said...

A really stylish creation Jenny and perfect sparkly embossing for our Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jenny, This card is gorgeous !! I have never tried this technique, but the effects are beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

aussie aNNie said...

A most beautiful card Jenny, just gorgeous and love the sound of the technique.xx ♥[aNNie]

Sarn said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jenny. Love all the glitz xxx

Di said...

Wow Jenny - a really lovely card! Wonderful how you used the napkin and the holographic embossing is such a gorgeous finish!


Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! This is a gorgeous serviette of the nicest I have ever seen...g

Pamellia said...

Oh my word Jenny, this is drop dead gorgeous!! The concept behind this card is both brilliant in it's simplicity and glorious in it's result!! Love the use of a designer napkin as the base, and the fantastic layer of glitter over top creates the look of a work of art that you would see in a fancy art museum!! I am blown away by this my friend!! Beautiful!! sending hugs :)

Mrs A. said...

Oh my the sheen on the front of this card is awesome. I've used serviettes on card fronts before but not using this technique. I think I have some holographic embossing powder too. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x