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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 34 years. I lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 3 Little Great Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 17years. 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, 29 November 2014

BRACELETS AND BEAD BUTTERFLIES

Hi and welcome to my blog, all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.

I am having troubles with my blog template, so
if anyone has any suggestions on how to cure
this I would love their help.
There is no HTML code missing, and my encoding is right.

Well while I'm here I thought I would show you 
some lovely bracelets and some beaded butterflies
my sister made, and sent the other day.
She is so clever with her jewellery making.





Also when I was named crafter of the month for
November in the Create and Craft e mail that
went out to all Craft members, I received this 
lovely bouquet of flowers from Create and Craft.



Thank you for your visit, and your precious time.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY





Friday, 28 November 2014

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,  and visitors.

Sorry I have been missing again lately, just finding it hard to get everything done at the mo,
as I am on stronger blood pressure meds which 
make me quite sleepy throughout the day.
Still they seem to be bringing the blood pressure
down now at last.
I am also trying to do more walking to get fitter
after this years problems with my health, so that
should help too.
In any rate that's enough of my probs ,as there are
people out there with much worse off than me.
So I'm sending big HUGS to those in need of them.

Well it's Friday again and time to join Erika HERE with your Oldie for Friday so here is
mine.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I borrowed the lovely Poinsettia stamp, and the 
Holly stamp from my niece last year.
I stamped the red card with a clear pigment ink,
and then brushed it over with a pearly mica 
powder to get this affect.
The poinsettias were coloured in with Promarkers,
and I used Pine Needles DI for the stamping of
the holly.

Thank you so much for you visit, time, and the
wonderful comments you make on my work.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY






Tuesday, 25 November 2014

RUDOLF DAY NOVEMBER 2014

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and time, as I
know time is precious to all of us, especially at this time of year.

Well it's the 25th of the month, and time to join
Sarn HERE with her last Rudolf challenge of 
this year.
The challenge runs from the 25th to the end of 
the month.
So please try and join in as it's her last challenge.
Next year it will be taken over by Scrappymo.
So here are my entries into this fab challenge.











These are both 8"x8" size.
Not happy with the picture of the white one,, as
it has a cream tinge, but it is a lovely white.
I got the idea for the snowflake wreath from a 
U Tube Brother Scan N Cut tutorial.
I embossed my card with the Sue Wilson Holly
Swirls embossing folder.
I then used Versa Mark embossing ink all over it,
and then I brushed it all over with a pearly silver
mica powder.
I cut out lots of 2 different size snowflakes on
my ScanNCut, so much quicker than trying to
die cut them.
The 2nd card I used some lovely Hobbycraft
12x12 paper.
I cut out my Merry Christmas on the ScanNCut,
and then cut out some of the stamps and decoupaged them.

Thank you again for your visit.
Lots of crafty love. 


I would like to enter these into the following 
challenges.
http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/rudolph-day-november-2014.html

Friday, 21 November 2014

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
May I say a warm welcome to my latest follower,
and thank you for choosing to follow me.
I do hope you will pop by to see what I'm up to
as often as you can spare the time.

Thank you also to my followers who continually
visit me and make such wonderful comments.
I really do appreciate you visit, and comments.

Well it's Friday again and time to join Erika
HERE with your Oldie for Friday.
I thought I would go with a Christmas theme,
this Friday, so here are some milk cartons I 
made last year.



I made these with some lovely card I bought
from Lidl which was very cheap.
Just added some embellies from my stash.

Thank you for your visit and time.
Lots of crafty love. 



Tuesday, 18 November 2014

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE CARD NO 18

Hi and welcome to my part of blog land, all my
very talented friends, and visitors.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.

Phew I think I have just made it for the Butterfly
Challenge, with about 3 or 4 hours to spare.
This fortnights theme was to use 3 patterned papers.
So here is what I have created for it.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
The butterfly paper is from a DCWV pad called
The Butterfly Garden, and the other 2 are from
Hot off the Press.
I used my Brother ScanNCut to cut out the patterned circles, butterfly border, butterfly, and my corners.
I am still on a big learning curve with it, so just
basic stuff at the mo. 
I used Rusty Hinge DI to colour my border, and
the corners.

Thank you again for your visit.
Lots of crafty love. 


I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/18-butterfly-3-design-papers.html 
Sunday, 16 November 2014

SHOE SHOPPING ANYONE

Hi and welcome to my blog all my lovely craft
loving friends, and visitors.

Sorry I have been missing, for this week, but lots
of things came up, and one thing led to another,
and here we are on Sunday again so soon.
Now you know when you haven't crafted for a 
while, Mr Mojo thinks he is on holiday, and has 
to be persuaded, to come back kicking and screaming.
I pondered on this card, and it was going to be 
lots of different styles, and papers, before I actually got this design in my head.
It's for my step granddaughter's Birthday.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used the Sue Wilson embossing folder Heart
Lattice on red card to go with the topper image.
The image is from the Hunkydory Decoupage
Pad, and it's actually oblong in shape, but I 
decided to die cut it oval, as it looked nicer that
way.
The die cut round the oval is the same corner
dies as I have used in the corners.
So don't just think corners on your dies.
I used some snippets to mount the image on to
make it like card stock, and gems were snippets
too.
So I'm off to the playground to join in this weeks
antics.

Thank you for your visit, and wonderful 
comments you always make.
Lots of crafty love.


I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/pixies-snippets-playground-week-151.html 
Sunday, 9 November 2014

POPPY CARD FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

Hi and welcome to my part of blog land, all my
craft loving friends, and visitors.
I do hope you are all enjoying your weekend, 
although the weather is not it's nicest in some parts.
Today as it's Remembrance Sunday, and I have my
poppy card made to commemorate all the very
brave men and women who gave their lives so
we can all be what we are today.




This is a 8"x8" size card.
The paper and the image are from the Creative
Crafting CD A Walk in the Countryside.
I made the ribbon poppy with the ribbon I bought
from  HERE. and there is a lovely video tutorial
on there too, so take a look as their products, they are so good, and the service is excellent and quick,
and you pay no postage for anything over £10 so
it's really good value for money I think.
I also bought my poppy ribbon there too.
I used some Glossy Accents on the magnifying 
glass.
I also used some snippets to mount my image on,
and for the inside, so I will be popping in at the 
snippets playground to see what everybody is up
to.
Didn't put a sentiment on it as I don't know yet
who will receive this.

Thank you so much for your visit,
Lots of crafty love.

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/pixies-snippets-playground-week-150.html 
Friday, 7 November 2014

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY AND THROWBACK THURSDAY CHALLENGE

Hi and welcome to my part of blog land, all my
very talented followers, and visitors.

Thank you soooooooo! much for your visit, and
time as I know time is precious to all of us.
I very much appreciate all your comments on my
work, so thank you very much.

Today I have combined 2 challenges, with my
post so I  do hope you can try and join in with 
them.
I thought as it's Remembrance Sunday this
Sunday I would post my card I did for last year.


This is a 6"x6" size card.
The paper and the decoupaged airplane are
from a Debbi Moore Mens CD.
The poppies are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Will be back on Sunday with this years card.

Thank you again for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.
I would like to enter this into the following 
challenges. 
http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/throwback-thursday-challenge-4.html 
Wednesday, 5 November 2014

ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CARD MADE.

Hi and welcome to my part of blog land all my
friends, and visitors.
Well as I can now tell you a secret I had to keep
for a week, but if you belong to the Create and Craft Club you may already know that they chose
me to be their first Club Crafter of the Month.
I had been sending in photos of some of my cards
for the Spellbinders Gallery and the Tattered Lace
Gallery, and they asked me if I would like to be
their first Club Crafter of the month, of course I 
said yes, and I got a £20 credit for doing it.

On to my card for today, this a Christmas one I 
have just finished.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The patterned card was from Hobbycraft.
I used the Sue Wilson Austrian Die Innsbruck.
The pine cones and the fir branches, are Spellbinders Fall Foliage, and I did shape them,
but they look flat in the photo.
I stamped the sentiment, and also stamped the
ivy around it.

Thank you for your visit, time and the wonderful
comments you make.
Lots of crafty love.


 
Monday, 3 November 2014

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my very talented
friends and visitors.
May I say a big welcome to my newest follower,
and thank you so much for choosing to follow me.
I do hope you return to see what I am up to as
often as you can.

Sorry I have not been about commenting for a
few days, I have been having difficulty with my
Browser.
I did not heed the warning my DH always uses
if it's not broken don't try to mend it.
Well I kept getting a pop up saying my Firefox
was out of date, but it was working fine, so I 
updated it not heeding my DH warning, and it
has been giving so much jib, that DH is going
to uninstall it, later today.

Well on to my card for today, this was made for
a lady who used to come to my club I used to 
run, as I was asked to her surprise Birthday party,
and I thought I would incorporate the Butterfly
Challenge which was to use an embossed 
butterfly or butterflies.




This is a 8"x8" size card and a bag I made to
match.
I inked up my Teresa Collins embossing folder
with a yellow pan pastel, which doesn't show in
the photo much.
I used the Sue Wilson Austrian Vienna Die.
The flower I made a few months ago and never
used this one.
I dry embossed, and heat embossed my
butterflies out of some snippets card.

Thank you for your visit, time, and the wonderful
comments you make on my work.
Lots of crafty love.
 I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/17-emboss-your-butterfly.html 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/pixies-snippets-playground-week-149.html 
Sunday, 2 November 2014

WEDDING CARD AND BAG

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
I do hope you are having a great weekend, and 
all is well in your neck of the woods.
As you know I have problems with my eyes,
and have a great deal of difficulty seeing things
that are small, and cutting out, and colouring now. 
So my my DH has bought me a Bother ScanNCut for Christmas, from C & C yesterday, so we spent all day tiding and re-arranging my craft room to house it, when it arrives.
Got rid of lots of unwanted items that were cluttering up my craft room, and took the doors
 off a wall cupboard to give me more room.
I will need to buy a new desk to put it on, but
we thought we would wait till it arrives to see
how big a desk I need, as no where had the 
specks of the size of it.
I am really excited, and what a very lucky girl 
am I.
So on to my wedding card and bag.
When I made my last one I had an order for
another one, but they wanted chocolate brown
and burnt orange on it, and I thought it was a bit
of strange a colour combo till the penny dropped
and I realized that it was the day before
Halloween.
So here it is and she was very pleased with it.




This is a 8"x8" size card and bag to fit.
I made the bag out of 2 A3 PMD white card.
I would have used cream, but I didn't have that
in the A3 card, so I went with white.
I managed to find some lovely chocolate brown
and burnt orange pearilised card at my local craft
shop luckily.
The daisies are from the Spellbinders Anemone 
Die, and the center is from the Sue Wilson Die
Finishing Touches Rose Die.
I used some snippets to stamp my sentiment on,
and mount it on to a snippets die cut.
This was inked with potting soil archival ink,
but it looks gold in the picture.

Thank you for your visit, time, and wonderful 
comments you make, as I really appreciate them.
Lots of crafty love.


I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/pixies-snippets-playground-week-149.html