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.

Friday 8 February 2019


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

While out at the supermarket on Wednesday night I decided to pick up a craft magazine that I saw Christina Griffiths demo on UTube.
It had lots of bird stamps as your freebie item.
Couldn't wait to use them as my Granddaughter has just moved house, and I needed to make her a card.
This card is one when it's finished you do a Happy Dance at how it turned out.
Made most of it in the middle of night when my dreaded RLS was plaguing me.

This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by blending DOI in Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Fossilized Amber on 3 of my base layer cards, and then spritzed them with water.
I then cut an aperture in my top layer, and stamped it all over with one of the stamps, and the DOI Worn Lipstick.
I then put the circle that came out of the aperture, and cut another aperture so I could use the edge left round the aperture.
Mounted it all on foam tape.
I then stamped my Bird House in Potting Soil archival, and the Blue Tits in Black Archival Ink.
Coloured them in with Derwent Water Colour Pencils.
Stamped some flowers, and coloured them in with DOI W/L.
The Birds, Bird House, and the Flowers were stamped onto snippets of card so I will be off to the snippets playground with this.
I finally added  some ribbon green leaves, and stones to the eyes of the Birds. 

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Kathleen said...

Stunning card Jenny, love the colours in your base layer card. A super image and it looks really great in the circle die, pretty background papers too.
Blast from the past with the RSL, I used to get that a lot but, fingers crossed haven't had it for quite some years now.
Have a lovely weekend.

Kath x

Lisa said...

It's so beautiful!! I love the gorgeous birds and house!! The colors are so stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Jenny. Great stamps from magazine. Xx

meg said...

Stunning card Jenny, love the vibrant blues and yellows on the tits against the bird house and foliage

Aquarius said...

A lovely idea to use the bird stamp set to make a new home card - very pretty.

Michelle said...

This is precious Jenny - love how you have those birds in the aperture and the blended DOI backgrounds you have done. I love watching Christina's videos as well - Michelle x

Chris said...

Your midnight crafting is fantastic Jenny! Beautiful inked and stamped background, the birds and birdhouse in the aperture are lovely and perfectly coloured. A fabulous card for your granddaughter and her family.
Hope you have a good weekend

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a gorgeous new home card I love it. I am sorry you are having trouble with your RLS. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Brenda said...

Wow Jenny, this is a beautiful card and I can imagine your granddaughter was just over the moon with this card as she is with her new home! I hate nights like that, sorry you had one, hope you are feeling better now. Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Just so lovely Jenny, love the image and perfect for a new home card, beautifully designed, inside and out, Kate x

Di said...

Wow Jenny - what a fabulous card for your Grand daughter! Wonderful colours and the birds with their cosy house is so appropriate! And as always, inside and outside are so perfectly designed and made - I peak if I manage to just do the front of a card!


Di xx

Sarah said...

That stamp set was made for you Jenny and what a fab new home card for your granddaughter. Lovely inside too xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, How very 'apt' the sentiment, really lovely and your card is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende verhuis kaart mooi met de koolmeesjes er op(naam van de vogels)
Groetjes Gerrie xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful card; I'm sure the recipients loved it!

Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

Viv said...

A lovely new home card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

brenda said...

This is lovely Jenny and what a joy to receive. It just yells out Spring to me, something I hope will be with us very soon as we have so many Blue Tits or there again they could be Great Tits just like those in the gardens.

Thanks so much for joining in our 'All things Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Dora said...

Beautiful image. Springfeeling. Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations challenge.