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.

Tuesday 5 April 2022



Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.


My craft friend gave me a Hunkydory magazine recently as she had been sent 2 of the same magazines now I never buy the Hunkydory ones, but on looking at it I was inspired by a card that used a die for faux embossing.

I had totally forgot you could do this so as I was in a turmoil what to put on my Daughters fiance's card this year I decidded to have a go and this is how it turned out.


This is a 8"x8" size card.

I used some dark brown card for my matts and then some Kraft card for the background and the faux embossing.

The Happy Birthday die is a Sue Wilson one.

The gold glitter card used is a snippet and I suppose the faux  embossing is as I used the card stock left over from the matts to do it.

Glitter dots made with a punch.


Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 I would like to enter this into the follwing challenge. 


Christine Harrop said...

Hi Jenny, what a great card. I love the way you have used the die to emboss the background. It looks brilliant. Must remember that. Hugs Christine xx

meg said...

A fabulous masculine card Jenny,the faux embossing is fantastic

cuilliesocks said...

This is a super card Jenny, a brilliant design, a lots of lovely sparkle, Kate x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, A fabulous masculine card, your Daughter's Fiance will love it. A great technique.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LesleyG said...

Fabulous card Jenny, like the faux embossed background and the sparkle of gold details on the topper, great use of snippets! Xxx

Aquarius said...

There are so many ideas and techniques around that it is difficult to remember them all. This idea has worked well and makes a lovely card.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a fabulous card Jenny, your faux embossing looks great and I too had forgotten his technique. I have made cards with die cut shapes as the background element but I haven't used words or sentiments - I'm off to have a play ;)

Chris said...

Brilliant masculine card Jenny, love the faux embossing! Haven't use this technique for ages so thanks for the inspiration! I really like that you used the word die too- it looks amazing!

Sarn said...

Brilliant embossing technique and I like your glitzy snippets!

Thanks for submitting homework to the Snippets Playground! Come and find me up in the Treehouse later for a few cocktails! xxx

Brenda in IN said...

A great birthday card for a guy. The sparkle isn't too much and I like that embossing on the panel.

Sarah said...

What a briliant technique Jenny and it looks very special in gold!! xx

Di said...

Great card Jenny - love the faux embossing! I had to look really closely and certainly wouldn't have ever thought to do that - clever technique!


Di xx