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.

Monday 25 August 2014


Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
I do hope you are having a good BH weekend, 
and the weather has been kind to you.

Thank you kindly for all your comments on my 
work, I very much appreciate every one.

Now today starts the August Rudolf challenge.
which runs from the 25th of the month to the 
end of the month.
You need to make 2 Christmas Cards to join in.
I had a light bulb moment about 3 days before
this challenge, while sitting on the bed enjoying
my first cuppa of the morning.
My Son about 2 years ago bought me a Pandora
bracelet, and ever since my daughter and my
granddaughter have bought me a charm to go 
on it.
So anyone who collects these knows you get a
lovely box inside a lovely bag.
Well I decided to use the bag to house 6 little
So here is my entry to the challenge.

The size of the cards is just under 5"x5"
I used a Poinsettia wooden stamp for the 
background paper, and Fired Brick Distress
I used Pine Needles Distress Ink to stamp
the Poinsettias, and coloured them in with the
Fired Brick Distress Ink and a brush.
The sentiment I'm sure you know is an LOTV
I used some snippets from my snippets box to 
stamp some of these.

Thank you again for your precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following


Marie-Louise said...

Jenny these are gorgeous.

Rita said...

Stunning Idea . Jenny , as always your cards are gorgeous. What a great gift too. Hugs Rita xxx

MaryH said...

Can you hear me saying "WOW, WOW, WOW"? Love these poinsettias, and what a fab job you did with the coloring. Brillant idea to recycle your gift bags as you did for the lovely card, and your recipient is going to know they've received such a beautiful gift. And you didn't just make one, but a multitude!!! WTGo. You could share the goodies in the craft room and teach me some design tricks too! What fun we'd have. TFS & Hugs. I hope you are now feeling much improved with the back problem. Have a great week ahead.

aussie aNNie said...

Yes, like Mary can you hear me as well across the ocean.....these are just GORGEOUS...Love them and fab idea with the bag to go with them....I think I need to leave DT to enjoy my card making like this Jenny...brilliant.xxxThe Journey is the Start

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Jenny
Jij ben druk bezig geweest met je kerstkaarten ze zijn mooi .Ook het tasje heb je prachtige gemaakt.
Groetjes Gerrie

Christine Harrop said...

Great cards Jenny

Erika said...

Beautiful bag and cards Jenny. I love anything that has a poinsettia on, my favourite winter flower. Great traditional colour combo too.
Hugs and happy crafting, Erika. x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous cards and bag poinsettias! Hugs Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, You clever girlie !! This is a fabulous idea, and your cards and altered bag are stunning, loving your backgrounds and the fabulous poinsettia flowers.
We have got rain, rain, and even more rain, yucky !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jenny, beautiful cards and bag, the pointsettias are gorgeous, beautifully coloured, love it, hugs Kate x

Jacee said...

How adorable Jenny, what a great idea and wonderfully done, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous gift set, Jenny! I love that you did the bag to match those beautiful cards!

mamapez5 said...

A lovely set of cards Jenny, and a lovely way to store them. Kate x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic set of card, love the Poinsettia's and that gorgeous background.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

Wow this is a most gorgeous set of cards. What a fab idea of recycling such lovely packaging. The colours are stunning, I love the inked edges and black backing card....are those gold beads in the centres? xxx

vic said...

Hi jenny wow this is so pretty! Love the recycling too this is sure to make anyone smile :)
Vic x

scrappymo! said...

Love this idea of creating your background with the matching stamp.
These cards are gorgeous and will make a fabulous gift!

G Peplow said...

Brilliant!! Love your cards and the recycled bag is just perfect :D Gay x

Jean said...

Lovely cards Jenny, and a great idea to make a matching bag, and all in traditional christmas colours as well. Fabulous.
Jean x

Hazel said...

Beautiful crafting - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too.

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jenny! I love that you made six of those little beauties and also the matching bag. Love them!

Hugs, Di xx

Twinks Stamping said...

W O W, these are gorgeous and what a fabulous idea to put them in their own bag xx.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! These are lovely, Jenny, the poinsettias are gorgeous and the bag is fab too. You make me feel such a slouch, I only made two cards and I even find that difficult. Must try harder :( Elizabeth xx

Sarn said...

Hi Jenny

I'm playing catch up after returning from holiday.

That's a gorgeous set of poinsettia cards in a lovely gift bag. Top marks!

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

Gosh Jenny these are all gorgeous. I am impressed by your recycling.
It is mine and Hubby's 25th anni soon and I am hoping for a piece of silver with the P word on!!! I have dropped enough hints including leaving the catalogue on his side of the bed!
We shall see ey!

Dragon said...

Beautiful cards, and a lovely idea to recycle the bag.

Hazel said...

If you visit my blog you'll find something to your advantage - then email me x