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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.
Saturday, 31 August 2013

BABY BOY BOX

Hi and welcome to my blog, all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope you have had a really good week.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my
last creation.
I very much appreciate everyone the you make.

Today I have the box to go with the card.
I ran out of the darker blue card so I
improvised by colouring my white card with
a Tria Marker. 
The blue card on the banner is the original colour
card. So it wasn't a bad match, I think.

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Now to a couple of pictures for Bibiana who 
is celebrating her first year blogging this week.
I promised on her blog to post this today.

This is my camellia.

This is my Orchid.


Thank you for taking the time out of your busy
day to pay my blog this visit.
Oh before I go did anybody notice, I had left 
a pearl off one of the points of the Baby Card
yesterday. It's funny how you don't notice it
till it's up on your blog. I have now rectified
that.
I do hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 29 August 2013

NEW BABY BOY CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope this week has been a great crafting
week so far for all of you.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on
my last card.
I really love to read all your opinions on my
creations, and thank you  for taking the time 
out of your busy lives to pay my blog a visit.

My card today is the last in a long list for my
sister's grandchildren who have all had babies
in the last year, this is the 6th one.
This one is a boy and is due on the 9th of
September.
I am in the middle of the book card, as regular
visitors to my blog have seen quite often now.

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Now the inside.



Ingredients for this card.
8x8 size card made from an A3 card.
The papers and card topper are from Joana
Sheen's Baby Love CD.
The doily circles are Martha Stewart Punches
Floral Web, and Modern Lace .
Marianne Creatable Corner Dies.
Spellbinders Lacey Circle Die.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hop you all have a great rest of the week.
Lots of crafty love.   JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Anything with a B 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
My 3 embellishments are Ribbon, Flowers, and
Pearls.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

ANYONE FOR RUGBY

Hi and welcome to my blog, all my crafty
friends and visitors.
I hope everyone had a wonderful BH weekend.
The weather turned quite nice here in the end.
I do hope it did the same where ever you live.

Thank you soooooo much for all your last 
comments on my card.
I very much appreciate everyone that you,
take the time out of your busy day to make.

This time I have a card for my brother in law.
He loves football and rugby so I have made 
him this card.

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Now the inside.



INGREDIENTS FOR THIS.
8x8 Card.
Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Victoria Velvet.
Martha Stweart Punch.
Spellbinders Grand Square Die.
Embossing Folder from the E Bosser Machine.
Topper printed from the Squeeze Cards, Give
Him a Squeeze CD.
Di-namics Corners.

Thank you again for your visit today.
I do hope you all have a really wonderful
crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 25 August 2013

SOMETHING IN PURPLE AND WHITE

Hi and welcome to my blog all you craft loving
friends and visitors.
Thank you for all your comments on my sister's
jewelery.
I will pass on your comments to her.

Well Christine's dancing did the trick we have
had more rain today, lots of it.
I just feel for the poor peeps who work, and 
were looking forward to the last Bank Holiday,
till Christmas. I do hope it hasn't spoiled to 
much of their weekend, especially if they were
going away.


My card today is one I was inspired to make 
yesterday.
I hope you like it as I was quite pleased with
the finished  thing.


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Now the inside.



This is my usual fav size of 8x8 card.
I embossed the white card with my embossing
folder I received with my E Bosser. 
The flower I made a while ago with the rose
petals you get for bridal things.
I added some beads in the middle of it.
Then I folded a doily like you would for a
teabag fold then I opened it back up and
glued 2 under the flower.
I used the Spellbinders Parisian Accents,
glued together inside.

Thank you again for your time and visit.
I do hope you all continue to have a 
wonderful BH weekend.
To those of you under the weather or in pain,
please accept my biggest get well wishes and
hugs, and I do hope you will soon be feeling
so much better.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Anything Goes with Ribbon.
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Flower Power.
Friday, 23 August 2013

SHOWCASE MY SISTER'S JEWELERY

Hi to all my craft loving blog friends and
visitors.
Thank you for all your comments on my last
card.
I very much appreciate every one that you make.

Well Christine your Rain Dance worked we 
had a little rain yesterday.
So you can have a rest now. lol.

My sister sent me a new necklace she made me.
It is little like the one she made me before, that
had crystals in the middle, this one has pearls.

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Now another view of it.



I am sooooooooo lucky to have a sister that 
can make such beautiful jewelery.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 22 August 2013

MEGAN

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope you are all having a fab week so far.
Thank you for all your comments on the 
butterfly magnets, I am so glad you liked them.

Well it still hasn't rained here so keep doing the 
Rain Dance Christine. lol. You are going to be mega fit by the time it rains in Ashford.

Today I have a card to share with you called
Megan as this is the name for the Pink Gem
Digi Image.


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Now the inside.





This is an 8x8 size card.
I have not put a sentiment on it as it is not 
for anyone, so I will add it if and when I
need to use it.
The paper is Heartfelt Creations Burst of
Splendor again, I do love this pad.
The digi image is a Pink Gem one , coloured 
in with Promarkers, and I decoupaged the 
flowers at the bottom and added some leaves.
I have rounded the corners and put a 
Promarker round the edges of the cards and
paper.
I die cut the Spellbinders Parisian  Accents
corners and the other die in the set round
the edges of the card both inside and out.

Well that's my creation today.
Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you like it.
I hope you all have a very crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following 
challenges. 
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Use a Punch or Die cut. 
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk
/2013/08/august-challenge.html 
Wings and things and a touch of vintage. 
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Use a Punch and or a Die cut. 
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com.au/ 
Favourite Colours. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08
/week-220-use-your-new-stash.html 
Wednesday, 21 August 2013

BUTTERFLY MAGNETS PATTERN

Hi and welcome to my blog my craft loving
friends and visitors.
Thank you for all the comments on the 
butterflies.
Here is the pattern for those of you that wanted
it. I'm no pattern expert so I do hope you can understand my ramblings as the great Sue P 
would say.

With double knitting wool and a crochet hook
make 15 chain sts.
Join the chain together.
1st Row.
Make 3 triple crochet sts and 4 chain sts between
each of the 3 triple crochet sts. Continue like
this till you have 8 sets of these in the circle.
2nd Row.
Make 3 triple crochet sts into where you have
the chan, then 4 chain sts, and 3 more triple
crochet sts all in the same hole.
Carry on like this till you have gone right 
round.
3rd Row.
Into the chain if the last row, make 8 triple
crochet sts then do  one double crochet st
between the chains. this gives you the
scolloped edge.
Now when you look at your finished circle
it looks like a lovely doily or flower.
Fold in half so you have 2 scollops either
side. put you pipe cleaner round and twist 
for the antenna. I added a couple of beads
for the end.
I do hope you can follow my poor tutorial
of this.
These are the butterflies.


Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you have a really great crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

CROCHET BUTTERFLY FRIDGE MAGNETS.

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
Thank you for all your comments on my last
creation. I am so glad you liked it.
I very much appreciate everyone of your 
opinions.

Today I have something slightly different.
I have been making these Crochet Butterfly
Magnets. 
My friend in our singing group let me have
one to copy. So I thought I would share them
with you.

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If any of you are interested in making these,
Just let me know and I will try and write out
the pattern for you and post it on a seperate
post.
They are very easy to make and very 
addictive too. lol.
I bought the magnets to go on the back from
E Bay quite cheaply and glued them on with
Pinflair Glue Gel.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you are all keeping well, and those of 
you that are under the weather, big crafty hugs
coming you way to make you feel a lot better.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 18 August 2013

HEARTFELT CREATIONS BURST OF SPLENDOR NO 2

Hi to all my craft loving friends and visitor to 
my blog.
I do hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.
As I have traveled through most of your blogs
today I see most of you have had some rain.
Well I'm still waiting for the rain here, my poor old water butt is dying of thirst. lol.
I really don't know why but we don't seem to
get as much rain as the rest of you.
I know this seems like I'm moaning but my 
grass is dying, and as I'm on a water meter it
costs me money to use the hose, and I would
rather spend that money on crafting goodies. lol.

My card today is another one I have made from
The Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor Paper.

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Now the inside.



This an 8x8 size card.
I distressed the edge of my white card with
Spun Sugar Distress Ink, I also distressed the 
pink card with Peeled Paint Distress Ink on
two sides of the card and Spun Sugar again to 
the other two sides trying to copy the 
distressing on the paper.
I'm not sure whether I like this or not, I think
it makes the pink card look dirty.
What do you think ?
My design of the pyramid of die cuts were an
idea of the lovely Linda Burrows from 
Creative Harmony blog a while back. 
Thank you for the inspiration Linda and I hope
to see you back blogging again soon as I miss
your lovely creations.
The pyramid is done with your Spellbinders
Parisian Accents Die, cutting the border bar
off the 2nd,3rd and so on layers, and gluing 
together.
I added some lace and seam binding I had 
coloured with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
A few AB pearls and some decoupaged 
flowers cut out of the paper.

Thank you for your visit, and comments, they
mean so much to me.
Sorry the explanation of the card was so long winded.
I hope you all have great crafty insperations,
always for all your personal creations.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 16 August 2013

MR FIX IT NO 3

Hi and welcome to my blog dear friends and 
visitors.
Sorry I have been AWOL for a day or so, but
I have had family staying with us for a few
days, and also I had an appointment for my 
eye problem in Canterbury on Wednesday.
I have been referred back to William Harvey
Hospital in Ashford for a discussion on having
eye surgery, which I'm not at all happy about.
But hey if they can cure my problem with it
then I suppose I should give it a try.
I have not mentioned that my eyes have been
getting steadily worse over the last 3 months.
I now have to sit right in front of the TV, or 
peoples faces are distorted, to the right of their
face, and as I had to have a new prescription for
reading glasses within six months of the last one,
it was suggested that I need to been seen by an
eye surgeon.
On a happier note it doesn't seem to affect my
crafting yet, but when I visit your blogs I have
to enlarge the print so I can read it.

Today I have a 3rd Mr Fix it card I made for
my stepdaughter's husband.
He is a builder by trade so was very pleased
with it.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 size card.
The image is a Mo Manning one coloured in
with Promarkers.
The papers used were from The Forever Friends
The Good Life Pack.
The embellishments were again buttons bought
from the NEC in March.
I added a washer and screw nut, this idea came
from the lovely Sue Bearhouse's blog a while
back. Thank you Sue for all your inspiration.

Thank you again for your visit, and comments, I do hope I haven't bored you with my eye problem.
I do hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 11 August 2013

HEARTFELT CREATIONS CARD

Hi and good afternoon to all you talented craft
loving friends and visitors to my blog.
I do hope you are having a pleasant Sunday.
Thank you for all your comments on my last
card.
I really do appreciate your time and comments.

For a while I have been wanting the Burst of
Splendor paper pad from Heartfelt Creations.
So luckily my hubby said the other day I could
buy it, and this is what I have made with it.
The picture in the frame is of my mother when
she was young.

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Now the inside.



My mother was always decoupaging flowers
from old Birthday cards onto photos before
putting them in a frame.
So as I was using a photo of my mother I 
thought I would follow her example.
My card is an 8x8 size.
As I didn't have quite the colour card I needed
for this I distressed my card with Peeled Paint
Distress Ink, I also did this to matt and layering
card only this time I used Wild Honey Distress
Ink. 
I'm not sure I think I should have used Antique
Linen instead. What do you think ?
I decoupaged the corner of the paper pad, and 
cut out the smaller flowers from elsewhere in 
the paper to go round my mother's photo.

Thank you again for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 9 August 2013

WEDDING CARD AND BOX.

Hi and good afternoon to all you talented crafty
blog friends and visitors to my blog. 

THANK YOU for all your comments on my
last creation. It was a quickie card, so sorry if
today's post is a bit similar, as I didn't have 
the time to think up a new design, for either
one as they were last minute makes. 
Today's card and box I made for my Son and
his wife for a wedding they are attending
tomorrow.
The colours I used were very similar to their
wedding invitation, so I based my card on
this.

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Now the inside.



Now the box.



This is an 8x8 size card.
I made the box out of A3 card doubled up 
for strength.
I used plain card as their invitation was on
plain card.
Then I used the Spellbinders Decorative 
Grand Circles again.
Spellbinders Anemone Die for the flowers.
Leaves were from the Cheryl Lynne Flower
Die. The flourishes were from the Spellbinders
Venetian set, and lastly the corners were the
Marianne Creatables doubled up of a bit of 
colour.

Thank you again for your visit , time, and
comments.
I do love reading what you have to say about
my work.
I hope you are all enjoying your Friday, and 
those of you feeling under the weather, I am
sending big get well wishes your way.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ANNIVERSARY CARD

Hi and good afternoon dear friends and visitors
Well it's a little bit cooler in my part of the UK.
A Tad windy but a girl needs to cool down now
and then doesn't she so I'm a happy bunny. lol.
I do hope the weather where you are, is to your
liking.

This morning I suddenly remembered my step
daughters anniversary is today, so I have been
busy making this card to take over to her.
Just waiting for the glue to dry a little more.
I have also been making a wedding card and
box for my Son to take to a wedding on 
Saturday.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 size card.
I distress inked my embossing folder with
Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
My flowers and leaves are a Cheryl Lynne 
Floral Die C184, I had for my Birthday in 
March, and this is the first time I have used
it.
The lovely pearls in the center of the flowers 
were given me by my lovely little blogging 
matey SueJ. Thank you Sue.
I have used the Spellbinders Grand Decorative
Circles. I do love this die.
Marianne Creatable Corner Die.
The lovely cord I threaded through the grand
circle die was from when my Dad used to do 
knitting on a knitting machine.

Thank you for your visit and wonderful
comments.
I do hope you are enjoying your Wednesday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013

MR FIX IT NO 2

Hi and good morning dear blog friends and 
visitors.
Well it's another glorious day in my part of the 
Uk.
I do hope you are all keeping well, and for those
who are not , I do hope you are soon feeling a 
lot better.

THANK YOU for all your recent comments.
I very much appreciate them all.

Today I have another card I made with a 
Mo Manning digi image I bought.

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Ingredients of this card.
An A5 scolloped edge card.
A Mo Manning image coloured in with 
Promarkers.
I used up bits of scrap paper left over from
my Mr Fix it No 1 card.
See Sue J, taking a leaf out of your recycle
book. lol.
The stepladder and the paint are buttons I 
bought at the NEC in March.
The blue felt pieces round the frame of the
image are some bought me by my sister, and
I cut them up to go round.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 4 August 2013

BOX TO GO WITH THE BABY CARD

Hi and good morning to all you talented craft 
loving friends and visitors.
THANK YOU soooooooo much for all your comments on my last creation.
I really do appreciate your time spent visiting
my blog and making your comments, as I know
you all have your own very busy lives to lead.

At least the weather is a little cooler here today.
Gives you time to get ready for another
onslaught of hot weather. lol.
You can tell I'm not very good with extremely 
hot weather, can't you.

Today I have the box to go with the Baby Girl
Card.


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The box was made with A3 Centura Snow 
White Pearl card.
I used a Deep Pink Starstream Pearl Card for
the die shape, corners, and the roses.
The image is from The Joanna Sheen's Baby
Love CD.
The roses I made out of the Spellbinders Rose
Creation Die.
The corners are Di-namics doubled up.
The bow I made out of some lovely lacy 
material that the lovely Sue P sent me thank 
you Sue.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful and crafty
Sunday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following 
challenges.
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Anything Pearlecent.

Friday, 2 August 2013

BABY GIRL CARD

Hi and good afternoon or early evening, dear
blog friends and visitors.
Wow is it HOT! HOT! HOT! where you are.
Yesterday was very HOT and I had to go 
singing, and the venue was upstairs in this
particular nursing home.
I don't know about you but my brain gets all
muddled in the HOT weather, well that's my
excuse in any rate.
Well you know that my little group of singers 
are all retired, and we do this to raise funds for
The Dame Vera Lynn Charity for children with
Cerebral Palsy. Well we had a letter thanking us
and saying that we had raised over four 
thousand pounds so far. I am so glad I have
joined them for such a worthy cause.

Thank you for your comments on my Baby 
Book Card.
You all are so very kind to visit me and leave
your wonderful comments.

Today I have another Baby Girl Card, both 
my book one and this one will be sent to 
Wales to my sister for her granddaughter, who
is due her first baby on the 14th August. I just hope it cools a little by the time she goes into
labour.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 size card.
I have used the Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD
again for the paper and image.
The die is my newest one that doesn't have a
name or make on it.
I made the Roses and Fuchsia from the 
Britannia Rose Die the largest size, and
changed the colour  with Promarkers.
The largest Rose I made with the Spellbinders
Rose Creation Die.
The corners are Di-namics Die.

Thank you again for sparing your precious 
time to visit my blog.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and 
try not to melt too much.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-122-anything-goes.html  
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/punches-andor-die-cuts-challenge.html