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.

Thursday 19 July 2018


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge over at 
It's the B Teams turn again, and the lovely Debbie our new member of the B Team is hosting this challenge, and she would like to see Wild Animals on your entries please.
The Challenge runs from today till Wednesday 1st of August and closes at 6PM on that day.
No sponsors for the challenge, but we love to see what you create, and you could be picked as one of the top 3.
So here is what I made for my DT card.

This is a Z fold card I made.
I used the Sheena Douglas inking technique with Aqua Pens and glycerin for my background.
I used a paint brush with some of the same colour, and swiped it gently to create the clouds on the sun and sky.
This is the first time I have done this, and was so pleased with the result.
I had lots of disasters creating this firstly my Sun mask stuck to the scene, so I had to cover it with a punched out one, and lots of other bits I managed to make good.
The stamps used were a freebie from the Creative Stamping Magazine.
I stamped the Elephants with Black Archival Ink, and the Giraffes with Potting Soil Archival Ink, and then water coloured them with the Aqua Pens.
This didn't work well on the Elephants so I stamped them on some grey snippets of card.
The Giraffes were also stamped onto snippets of card then I fussy cut them out and applied them to the scene I created.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Aquarius said...

This is gorgeous and such beautiful colours to showcase the animals

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Jenny

Fabulous card, and guess what, I've used the elephant stamp for my MAWTT card too,lol

You won the stamps Jenny from last week on my blog I just need your postal details to send them to you. Please email me that

Happy crafting....

June x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is right up my street Jenny.......lots of inky loveliness! The scene that you’ve created looks amazing and I love the colours that you’ve used. I’ve become a great fan of using Glycerine on my backgrounds. I started off with the Aqua pens but soon realised that it will also work beautifully with water based ink pads. It blends beautifully and you only need ro use a fraction of the ink that you would normally use. Your sky does look fabulous, in fact the whole scene does. These are without a doubt, some of the best stamps that Creative Stamping have had in their magazines and here they are at their best. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Lisa said...

Wow, Jenny, this is amazing!! The colors are spectacular!! I love the scene you've created and the animals!! It's absolutely stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Craftyhugs said...

Omg Jenny! This is awesome! Your background is just amazing! Can't believe this is your first try too. I love background like this and the wild animals are just amazing! A very good card Jenny, just love it! Xx

Hazel said...

Yes, I agree that the colours are fantastic, well done you. A beautiful scene and beautiful card. Hazel x

Brenda in IN said...

I scrolled through and find I missed some beautiful cards you made while I was away. This one is just gorgeous. The sky and ground look like a picture was taken and put on the card. The animals are so realistic. Great job.

Caz said...

Wow lot of work gone into this...Beautiful card..Love it..Caz xx

Wendy L said...

Love it Jenny, great design and so vibrant, thank you, xxxx

Chris said...

Such a striking and beautiful card Jenny, the African scene that you've created with your lovely animal stamps, that amazing sky and the tree silhouette...gorgeous!

meg said...

love this stunning scene the colours are glorious and the elephants and giraffes look at home.

Liz said...

What a stunning card, Jenny, I love the vibrant background you've made for your lovely animals. xx

Sarah said...

Wow, this is amazing Jenny. The sunset is stunning and your first attempt at this inky technique was a huge success!! A brilliant card xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, I love this !! Your 'Sheena' background is fabulous, I am well impressed, your clouds going across the sun are beautiful, and the animals are lovely. This is a beautiful 'African' sunset card, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

pam said...

Amazing card Jenny, stunning work.
Hugs Pam x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card Jenny, gorgeous background and some lovely images, super fussy cutting too.

Kath x

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Such amazing drama and beauty, Jenny! I love your inky background and the gorgeously colored animals. The Z-fold is very cleverly used with the elephants. Your masterpiece is lovely! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! I feel like I'm in Africa on Safari Jenny! This card is stunning! Your sunset is breathtaking! Love those elephants and those giraffes. The z fold was the perfect card to do this scene on and I am so loving it! Hugs, Brenda