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.

Wednesday 27 March 2019


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

The weather in my part of Kent has been very glorious for most of this week so far.
I do so hope it's the same wherever you may live.

I have a card today to post for the Allsorts Challenge which this weeks theme is feathered friends.

This is a 6"x6" size card.
Now the super lovely colour for my matt layer and inside I made by first blending DOI Worn Lipstick, and then Blueprint Sketch over the top which gave me this lovely rich colour.
I stamped my Bullfinches with Archival Ink and coloured them with Derwent Water Colour Pencils.
I decided to stamp a pattern onto my top layer with DOI Blueprint Sketch, and Broken China.
All stamps were freebies from Creative Stamping magazine.
Added Wendy L's wonderful butterflies also.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


meg said...

wonderful rich blues and lilacs, love the birds and your lay out

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning card I love it. Those birds are glorious. The weather has been lovely here too. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Jenny and I like how you've placed the birds in the aperture, lovely colours too. We've definitely had better weather here in Yorkshire this week and it's dried the washing, so that's a good sign. Hope you're keeping well and happy x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The birds are gorgeous!! I love the colors!! The background is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Chris said...

Beautiful card Jenny, the birds look fabulous in the pretty stamped frame. Love the colour choice and the cute butterflies too.

Claire said...

I like that lovely deep and rich colour you've blended with Oxides, it looks so good. The vellum butterflies look right at home on your card x

Ellibelle said...

An absolutely beautiful card for our Feathered Friends theme at Allsorts challenge. Love those birds and how wonderful you completed the inside too to match the beautiful card front!
Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Jenny and lovely butterflies Lol. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts too. Xxxx

brenda said...

We could do with some of that sunshine Jenny, been a very dull week here so far, but a really lovely creation for our 'Feathered Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week, as always my thanks for joining in.

B x

Brenda said...

Wow! This is stunning Jenny! I love that stamp, it makes a nice background. I also love the pretty little flower and leave die you used for the center for the birds as well as the frame. So pretty! Love the color combo too. But then I get to the inside and as if the outside wasn't stunning enough, the inside is amazing too! I love that rich color you got by combining the inks and then the stamping. This is an amazing card! Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderfully designed card Jenny, it's beautifully coloured and I love the birds, once again the design of the inside is beautiful, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's been very cloudy here today Jenny, looking forward to some sun tomorrow hopefully.
A very pretty card, love those Bullfinches and your gorgeous background too.

KandA said...

Wonderful card Jenny, the colours are gorgeous and those birds are so lovely xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Jenny, fabulous backgrounds and two lovely little birds. Thank you for joining our 'Feathered Friends' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I am sat here ooing and arring over this beautiful card . I love the finish insde. Finally feel like I'm getting somewhere with our no internet saga as the service provider for the first time ever has agreed to send out an engineer to see what's what or what's not as the case may be.
Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda in IN said...

I love the blues and your coloring of the birds looks wonderful and life like. That is a cute butterfly on your bow.

pam said...

Gorgeous card Jenny.
Pam x

Darnell said...

Bullfinches and butterflies work so well together on your pretty card, Jenny! I love all the blue and your framed design! The inside blending is brilliantly vibrant ... it's the color my bridesmaid dresses were!! Hope you are feeling well! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! Your attention to detail always amazes me. The finished look of your card outside and inside is always perfect.