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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. I am married to Tony, my dear and wonderful hubby. We have been married for 31 years. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 2 LittleGreat Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 14 years.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013

90th BIRTHDAY CARD

Good evening to all you wonderfully talented blog friends and 
visitors.
THANK YOU for your recent visits and comments.
I really do love reading them all so much.
I also love to visit your blogs and look at your wonderful 
creations. We are all so very different in our styles and ideas.

I have had a wonderful lunch with my ladies from my club.
We needed to use up funds that were left in the bank and thought
a couple of lunches would be a great way to do this.

Tonight I have a card I made 2 years ago, and have never shown
on the blog. It was shown on Create and Craft once when I 
e mailed it on a Sue Wilson's Spellbinders show. That day I won
a Sue original as I was lucky enough to be drawn out of the
cup of chance.
I made the roses with my Cricut Machine as in those days I 
didn't have a rose die. I also coloured the ribbon to match the
card colour with my stamping inks I have.

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 My roses are nowhere as good as Patricia's of Summerhouse
crafts,  but in those days I thought I was very clever using a 
different flower  off the George Basic cartridge. I soon learned
when I started my blog how good you all are at creating these
things with dies.

Now I would like to show you a picture of my Camellia that
has just flowered. Such a pretty flower shape.


Would love to be able to make a similar one in paper.
Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have had a really great day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 28 April 2013

TWIT TWOO MIDNIGHT ELEGANCE

Good morning dear and wonderful craft loving blog friends and
visitors.
It is a wonderful sunny morning in Kent,  after a fairly cold night
so it's a little brisk outside at the moment, but I'm sure as the day
wears on it will be lovely and warm.
I do hope your weekend is a very relaxing one, and that you are
all managing to get a little crafting slotted into your day.

THANK YOU for all your comments on my last creations.
You all are so very generous with your lovely comments, and I
really do appreciate your time spent visiting me.

I have joined a singing group that used to entertain my little
club. We practice on a Monday afternoon, and then occasionally
go to nursing homes and entertain the residents. The money we 
make for this goes to the  Cerebral Palsy charity so I think  it's worthwhile giving my time for something so needy.
I have been asked to do a solo and am getting weak at the knees
just thinking about my first time singing to an audience.

Well enough of my waffle as Planet Susie would say.
Today I have a card I made with some craft sheets I bought 
at the NEC in march they are Hunkydory and I fell in love
with them as soon as I saw them, and looking at my blog 
layout you can understand why. I just love OWLS.

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Now the inside, because you know me I have to decorate the
inside too.


As stated earlier the card and toppers are Hunkydory.
The purple pearlescent metallic card is Dovecraft.
I bought the lovely Rhinestone Owl at the NEC too.
Thank you again for your visit today.
I hope you are all experiencing lovely weather this weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013

IVORY BOX FOR THE WEDDING CARD

Good morning to all you wonderful and talented craft loving
people.
Well it's mid week and I do hope you are all having a very 
pleasant week so far, and that the rest of the week continues that
way.
THANK you sooooooooo much for your comments on my
wedding card.
They were very much appreciated, as are all your comments 
on my work.

Today I have to share with you the box I made to go with the
card. 
The picture actually shows the lovely patterned pearlised card
I used for both of them.


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The box was made with Centura A3 Ivory pearlised card.
and all the die cuts were as before on the card, except
for the lattice dies cut that was in the center of the card.
Thank you again for taking the time in your busy day to view
my work and make a comment.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 20 April 2013

IVORY ON IVORY WEDDING CARD

Good evening to all you wonderful and talented blog friends
and visitors.
I hope you have all had a wonderful Saturday.
THANK YOU for all your comments on my last creation.
Well I'm in full swing now and have just finished my wedding 
card, really I finished it at lunch time but had to let the glue set
before photoing it. So sorry the photos have come out a little
darker than I would have liked.
I am quite pleased with how this has turned out. One of my 
happy dance cards.
The ivory pearlised card I used was a lovely brocade type, but
sadly it's not showing in the photo.
This card I bought many moons ago and never wanted to use it.
You know the sort you buy and wish you had bought a whole lot more because it's so lovely, and then never want to use it till now.

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Now the inside.



I am going to make the box for it tomorrow.
I made a slight mistake and used white centura pearl card for
the base card now I wished I had used the ivory as I had both.
I suppose it was one of my senior craft moments. lol.
Still I think it doesn't show much.
Thank you again for sparing your time to visit and make such
wonderful comments, I very much appreciate them all.
Have a wonderful and crafty Sunday tomorrow.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes.
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-34-handmade-flowers.html 
Friday, 19 April 2013

RAINY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

Good evening to all you wonderful and talented blog friends and
visitors.
THANK YOU for all your kind comments on my last work.
I really do appreciate every one that you have made, and they have
made my mojo come flying back last night.
I do hope it's here to stay. lol.

Tonight I have a card I made last night. The image I coloured
in a while ago when I first won 2 lovely Saturated Canary Images
in a challenge.

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Now the inside.



This shaped card I bought at the NEC on a everything for a
pound stall. It was white but I used Tumbled Glass Distress
Ink to colour the card blue to go with the image.
The image is as I stated a Saturated Canary one coloured in
with Tria Markers and Flexmarkers.
The papers are ones from a paper stack book .
The butterfly is off and old hair clip that broke.
I made the stick pin in the bow, and the flowers were made
from the Britannia Small Rose Die I bought at the NEC.
Thank you again for your visit,
I do hope you all have a wonderful and crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 18 April 2013

TRYING TO GET MY MOJO BACK

Good morning dear and talented blog friends and visitors.
I do hope you have all had wonderful week, as the weather has
warmed up a little, and that lovely yellow shinny thing in the sky
has made quite a few appearances to warm us up.

THANK YOU for your recent comments on my shopping bag.
As I stated I am trying to find Mr Mojo, as he flew the coupe a
few weeks ago and hasn't made a return yet. lol. 
Every morning I eagerly look out of the window to see if he has
nested in a near by tree, but no such luck so far.
I really need him back as I have a 4th Birthday card for my great
granddaughter to do and also a wedding card for my stepson who 
has just flown to Las Vegas to get married. Luckily I don't need it
till they get back when we are visiting them for a family 
celebration for those that could not go with them.

Today I have a card I started quite a few weeks ago and could
not think how to finish.
Well it's finished now but I am still not too happy with it.

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Now the inside.



I used the ribbon weaving on the bottom of the card.
The papers are from The Desert Blooms Pad.
I used a new die I had for my birthday back in March for 
the flower in the center and some Stickles Star Dust to glitter
the flower.
Thank you again for you visit and patience with my blog posting.
I do hope you all have a very wonderful and crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 11 April 2013

SHOPPING BAG

Good afternoon dear and talented blog friends and visitors.
I do hope you all are having a good day so far.
Well the weather has warmed up slightly, so I have been busy
gardening, catching up on all the jobs that should have been  
done and dusted weeks ago, but for the weather.

A big THANK YOU to all of you for your lovely comments
on my last creation there were quite a few imperfections in it.
So I really appreciate all the lovely comments made.

Today I have a shopping bag I decided to decorate as you do.
I bought them at my local library 3 for £5 so excellent value
for money and you can decorate them how you like.

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I added some flowers I had in my craft room and then used the
Stickles Crystal Ice on the petals and leaves.
Thank you again for your visit.
I really do appreciate all of you sparing your precious time to
visit me and leave such wonderful comments.
I hope you continue to have a wonderful and crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013

GRAND PIANO

Good morning dear friends and visitors.
Sorry I haven't visited you for a few days, but I seem to have 
slowed right down to a snails pace lately. Everything seems to 
be taking me ages to do. Maybe it's my age. lol.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments on my sister's
work. 
I very much appreciate you sparing the time out of your busy
lives to visit me and make such fabulous comments.

Today I have a card I have made for the people who come to
entertain my ladies club I run on Tuesday afternoon.
Talking about which it is our last day today as we are closing
the club, because the lady who helps me is not well and can't continue running it with me and I can't manage it on my own.

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Now the inside.


The paper and image used was one I found on the internet.
I made a slight mistake with the cosmic shimmer glue dots
on the right had side of the image, but except for that I was 
really pleased with the black and white of the card.
Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 6 April 2013

MORE OF MY SISTER'S JEWELLERY

Good morning to all you talented blog friends and visitors.
I hope this weekend turns out to be a great for everyone of you.
THANK YOU for all your comments on my last creation.
I really do appreciate every comment that you make.

I am still having troubles with my mojo it's still doing this walk about thingy. lol.
I started a card a while back but can't seem to summon the ideas
to finish it off.
So I thought I would show you more of my sister's jewellery as
I think her work is just fabulous and worth showing.
She doesn't have the internet and is frightened of having it.
So I think it's my job to let you see her fabulous creations.

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Sorry about the picture as it was taken with my phone when I 
visited a while ago, and my hand shakes when I use my phone.
I must take my camera next time I visit.
Thank you again for taking the time out of your busy lives to
visit my blog and leave such fabulous comments.
I do hope you are all keeping well in this very cold spell we are
having.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 4 April 2013

HOME SWEET HOME

Good morning dear blog friends and visitors.
Sorry I haven't posted anything for a few days my mojo got up
and did a walk about. lol
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments on my sister's
jewellery she makes.
She also told me her mojo has done the same as she needs to
make a necklace for her daughter's friend and can't get any ideas
popping into her head.

My card today is one for my granddaughter who has moved 
house recently.

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Now the inside.


The odd shape card, I bought from the NEC  on a stall that
sold everything for a pound. There were 3 in a pack with 
envelopes for £1 a really good value for money I think.
The papers I bought yesterday from supermarket news stand
in a book form really lovely papers and good value for money
as well. 
I platted some very thin ribbon from a lovely tutorial that
the lovely Wilma Brown sent me. Thank you Wilma.
You can find this here.
http://www.card-making-magic.com/braidedribbontutorial.html 

Thank you again for your visit to my blog.
I do hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and the cold weather
hasn't spoiled it for you.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Monday, 1 April 2013

SHOWCASE MY SISTER'S JEWELLERY

Good Easter Monday morning to all my talented followers and visitors.
I hope you are all having a fab Easter with plenty of chocs and
rest.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments on my last
creation.
I really do enjoy all the wonderful comments that you leave me.

Today I am showcasing my sister's jewellery that she makes.
She is a very talented jewellery maker don't you think.

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Thank you for your visit, and I do hope you enjoy the rest of
your day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.