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.

Monday, 16 January 2017


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

Sorry I have been missing again, sometimes life just limits blogging because of everything you have to do, and as I take things at a snails pace now time seems to run out on me. 
So thank you for your visit, and understanding.

I have another thing to cross off my crafty list of things to try.
I bought a book about 2 years ago to do some journaling, and never got round to using it till now, so as it's a new year I thought I must cross that one off my list of things to try.
So here is my mixed media cover I created, as I am a newbie to this type of thing I hope it looks okay.

I started by using black gesso to prime the cover then I added my items which included some kitchen roll for texture, and covered them with Starlight Paints in Agean, and Diamond colours.

Lots of crafty love.   JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 


Rita said...

Hi Jenny, your journal cover looks so amazing. Love all the details and the colours are fabulous. Love my Starlight paints too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Mrs A. said...

Jenny, iit doesn't just look good it's gorgeous too. I love all the added textures and the colour is fab. Well done you. Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well done you for trying something new, mixed media has been on my list for ages but like you I just can't seem to find the time.
You look as if you thoroughly enjoyed this as it has turned out beautifully. I love the colour and texture you have created on the cover, looking forward to seeing your pages as you get round to creating them too.

Wendy L said...

Cor blimey Jenny, this looks fab, well done, xxxx

Barb said...

WOW Jenny your cover looks amazing. What a start to the new year. Barbxx

pam said...

This looks amazing Jenny, something I have to try!.. you have done a fabulous book cover, gorgeous colours and dimension..
Pam x

Kathleen said...

Wow, Jenny this is totally stunning and the shine that shows on the photo is amazing so it must be more so in
real life.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Jenny this is gorgeous, what beautiful colours and texture, so much detail too, love it and well done for trying out something new, Kate x

MaryH said...

Oh, and a Big Wow! You've certainly embraced this journaling technique with a fantastic finished project. It's a gorgeous metallic color and I love all the embellie details you've added. How proud you'll be to make entries in this pretty book! I've never tried this journaling, but you've done an awesome job, and good for you, at trying something new! TFS & Hugs

Алексровер Анна said...

WOW, Jenny, it looks grandiosely! Love this not easy technique on the other creations, butI never tried it by myself, I'm little afraid)))) imagine it was interesting to create this cover! Great work!!!

Liz said...

This is amazing, Jenny, just fabulous! I love the colours. Looking forward to seeing what you create inside. xx

Janice said...

Hi Jenny, lovely to see you back and creating a beautiful book. Love the colour. It's something that I've not tried, but looks very impressive. Janice xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jenny, Stunning !! This journal cover is positively stunning !! I love the 'ethereal' feel to mixed media and you have achieved this in millions. I absolutely love how you have created this stunning cover.
'Tempus Fugit' and it certainly does, I wish that we could 'buy' time, I would be first in the queue haha, because time certainly flies, and 'life' gets in the way, usually the mundane chores !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sarah said...

Okay? Its bloomimg amazing!! LOVE the colour Jenny and the texture is wonderful. You must be really pleased, its gorgeous!! I know what you mean about finding blogging time. I try to make time for "me" every day but boy did I underestimate the amount of time the pups would take. I suppose the previous two were getting on in years and we just forgot!! On the plus side, its easy to keep the weight off...we are walking 5/6 miles a day!! xx

Kim said...

Fantastic effect jenny , I keep telling myself to try something new but there's never enough hours in the day!
Kim x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Jenny, the texture in this is wonderful! Good for you for trying something new and growing in your skills. That takes real courage! You've added in some really lovely elements here, and I know using this throughout the year will inspire you. Great color palette by the way! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie New Year Inspiration Challenge!

Cec said...

Fabulous cover for your journal with lots of wonderful texture. Now I can't wait to see what you create inside it. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Crikey! This looks amazing and what a beautiful colour too. Stunning job!
As long as you and the family are well, that's all that matters chuck so you blog when you want to.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Planetsusie said...

Oh heck Jenny - this is totally striking - I adore the colours and all the textures on here - definitely a 'touchy feely' cover! Absolutely genius! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Nancy Dynes said...

I adore your journal cover! I'm loving the color palette and all of that gorgeous texture! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!