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.

Saturday 16 March 2019


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

OOOOO! it's the weekend yet again so soon. LOL.

Well last night I finally created my Twofer cards to join in in Darnell's Twofer Challenge this month which is the theme of Balloons.

These cards are 7"x5" and 6" x6" in size.
I started by making my background colours with DOI in Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Fossilised Amber, for the first, and just swiped the colours across the page then I spritzed it with water and dried it with a heat gun.
Mermaid Lagoon, Worn Lipstick, and Shaded Lilac, for the second card, and I put the inks on my glass matt and smooshed them drying in between each layer, and then sprizted it with water and dried it with a heat gun.
The inside of the first is just plain so I didn't photograph it.
On the first card I stamped my Balloons and my sentiment and then I coloured the Balloons in with DOI and Crafters Companion glitter pen to give them sparkle.
On my second card I stamped the Balloons as my background design after flicking lots of the glitter pen all over with a paint brush to give it a lovely glitzy sheen.
Not sure if it shows up properly.
Stamped my sentiment in White Brilliance Ink.
The Butterfly, and the gorgeous beaded dangle Angel  was made by Wendy L our team leader over at the MAWTT, and was my prize for winning her F/Book Challenge the other week.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 


Brenda in IN said...

I love how you used the balloons as a background. Beautiful shine on your balloons and I love that yellow and orange ribbon. Two fun cards!

Aquarius said...

Clever use of the balloon stamp to create these two lovely cards - great for the challenge. Have replied on your previous comment to your question about background paper.

meg said...

Fabulous balloon stamp, wonderful to see how you used it as a background and main image

cuilliesocks said...

Two fabulous cards Jenny, and what a great idea to used the balloon image to make the background for your second card, Kate x

Happy Dance said...

I do love the backgrounds you've created on both cards, Jenny. Mine always turn out looking like either black dirt or brown dirt, lol!! So I admire your skill with this technique. Your birthday card is so fun, and those balloons look great all sparkled up. Very sweet. I was immediately taken by that pretty angel charm on your thank you card. The balloons over that pretty background really work. Great use of those circle dies, too. Thanks for joining us at The Twofer Challenge. Bev

Lisa said...

They're both so beautiful!! I love how you've used the balloons!! The colors are gorgeous on the first and I love the background on the second!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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KandA said...

Two wonderful cards Jenny. I love the colours of the backgrounds and the fabulous designs xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, Two fabulous cards, I'm really loving your backgrounds, really effective !! I tried a Distress Oxide background this afternoon, and it is the first one I've been happy with hahaha, now I have the 'bug', I will be trying lots more.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

pam said...

Two fabulous cards Jenny, love the backgrounds and wonderful colours.
Pam x

Darnell said...

These are just scrumptious, Jenny! I love the sponging and the five schparkly balloons you've tied in a glimmery bow for your birthday person! And you created another gorgeous background in beautiful colors with lots of schparkle for your thank you card! It's a beautiful hand-made DSP with those balloons! The pretty butterfly, doily framing, and sweet angel brooch all add a ton of interest!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #14! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant cards Jenny, both have super backgrounds, lovely colours and a really great use of the balloons.
Love the new photo.

Kath x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaarten mooi papier heb je gebruikt
Groetjes Gerrie

Rita said...

Morning Jenny, Absolutely love your cards for Darnell's challenge. So beautifully created too. Have a lovely week. Hugs Rita xxx

Chris said...

Hi Jenny,
first I want to thank you for the stunning card you sent gorgeous :))
Now on to these beauties... they're both gorgeous, love how you've taken that simple balloon stamp and created 2 totally different cards with it . The stamp works equally well as background and focal image...well done!

Michelle said...

Really lovely cards Jenny - love how you have done these two beauties - Michelle x

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Jenny. The sparkle is amazing xx

Anita in France said...

Your bouquet of ribbon bound, sparkly balloons is just delicious over that yummy DOX background, Jenny ... so fun and celebratory! Your shimmery balloon background thank you card is elegant and so pretty ... the lacy border to the sentiment panel is wonderfully delicate ... and what fabulous detailing with the angel dangle and that tiny, pearly butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeni Mc said...

Brilliant designs these two . I love the blue shade on the second card and the clever background . Thank you for your kind comments Jx

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful Twofer, Jenny! I love your DOI swiped background and those wonderful glitter-filled balloons on your birthday card! The balloons make a lovely background for all your beautiful elements on your thank you card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Craftyhugs said...

Hi Jenny, beautiful cards! Backgrounds are just beautiful. Sorry for not commenting sooner my dog and car have both been unwell. Lots of love sent and thank you so much for commenting on my blog

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards, Jenny. Love how you've used the balloon images. xx