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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.
Friday, 30 October 2015

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

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

Well I can't believe it's Friday again, and time to share an Older creation with ERIKA HERE.
It's all just for fun, but I delightful way to show newer followers what you have posted in the past.
Just post some thing you have posted on you blog before, and leave a comment on ERIKA'S post, and she will return the comment.
So here is mine for this week, and as it's Halloween weekend it's an old Halloween card I made 2 years ago.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The image is a Pink Gem Freebie
from a couple of years ago, and it's coloured in with Promarkers.
I used glitter glue to make the hat sparkly.
Flowers from my stash.

Thank you for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
They are sooooooooooooooo! appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 29 October 2015

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES.....DT CARD......LEAVES OR LEAVES AND TREES

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Today is the start of a new challenge at the
 MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 
and it's the B teams turn, and Sue B is our host for this challenge, and she would like to see Leaves or Trees or both on your creations.
So pop along to the blog to see the wonderful DT designs posted by my lovely team mates.

I will be looking after my Grand Children so I am scheduling this post.

So here is what I designed for this challenge.






This is a 8"x8" size card.
I embossed the orange center piece with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder Enchanted.
I cut the leaves from Spellbinders 
Fall Foliage Die, and coloured them with Rusty Hinge DI, and Archival Ink Potted Soil.
The sentiment is stamped with potted soil too.

Thank you so much for your visit,
and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 26 October 2015

RUDOLF CHALLENGE OCTOER 2015 AND SNIPPETS CARD

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I would like to welcome my newest follower, and thank you for choosing
to follow me, and I do hope you can
visit as often as you can find time.

Today I am posting my entry into the
Rudolf Challenge, at Scrappymo's bog HERE which runs from the 25th of the month till the end of the month, and also  this is my entry into the  Snippets Playground, as I used a couple of snippets on this.



This card is a A5 size.
The papers, and the image are from the Crafters Companion CD Nordic Christmas.
I used an embossing folder that goes
with the Nordic theme on some 
snippets card, and I stamped the
LOTV sentiment on some snippets 
too.
So I'm off to the playground to join
my playground friends with this.
 Miss Di & the lovely Parsnip
monitoring us so we don't get too 
boisterous.

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

I would like to enter this into the 
following challenges.
http://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/october-rudolph-days-challenge.html 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-200_46.html 
Saturday, 24 October 2015

GD CARD FOR PINK GEM CHALLENGE............. TOO CUTE TO SPOOK

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Today is my first of 2 Guest Design Team cards for the 
PINK GEM CHALLENGE 
I was so pleased when I entered
their challenge, and saw they were
looking for GD people so I applied, and got chosen Whoo Hoo.
So thank you to them for choosing me.
The challenge starts today and runs for a fortnight.
So check out all the wonderful
creations made by the Pink Gem Design Team, and please try,and enter as I would love to see some familiar faces there.
 Here is my first card for their theme.




This is a 8"x 8" size card.
The papers and the image are a download from 
the Pink Gem Website, and what a bargain
 they are.
The digi image you get, can either be coloured in
 or I have used one that's already coloured in.
The sentiments, and the cats head was a
download from the Pink Gem Website last year, and I thought they went rather well with the
 theme.
The doilies are a Martha Stewart Round Doily Punch, and I thought they looked like a spiders
web.

Thank you for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
I really do appreciate them all.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter the following
challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/week-334-orangepurpleblack-all-or-any.html 
Friday, 23 October 2015

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Thank you for your visit, and time.
I have been having quite a few probs with my new computer, as it's a Mac.
 On my old iMac I used to run virtual box to use my crafting CDs, as most are made for windows programs.
Well hubby decided to give me his old computer to run my windows CDs, so I was running them by switching from
one system to another which confused the Mac, and gave me problems, and transferring all my stuff was a real nightmare, and hubby is quite good with computers, but even he was loosing the will to live after all the problems we had.
So I am just using his Sony computer which uses windows.
Now I used to use this computer with
windows xp, so now I have a learning curve with windows 7.
I know that's an old version too, but my computer is old , and only a 32 bit machine not 62 like the newer ones.
There lies another problem as a 62 bit computer won't run my older crafting CDs.
Well that's enough of my probs hopefully for now.

So as it's Friday already it's time to join ERIKA HERE with a Oldie for Friday.
Just post something you have posted before on you blog, and leave a comment on Erika's post, and she will visit you in return.
So here is my Oldie for this week.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used Spellbinders Die cut that a 
blog friend sent me in the center of
a Spellbinders Label 1 Die.

Thank you so much again for you 
patience with my return comments,
as I am on a big learning curve, and
at my age it wears you out. LOL.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 19 October 2015

SNIPPETS CHRISTMAS CARD

Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
My DH has treated me to a new
Mac Mini so I am still trying to get used to the difference, of a new machine.
Lots has changed with it, and I really didn't want to change, but I was getting probs with the old 
iMac.
I don't know about you, but I hate learning new techy stuff.

Well onto my card I have to show
you.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The die cuts are a Tonic one.
I used a Creative Expressions  Doublesided
 sticky Sheet on thebackground, and added some 
Creative Expressions CosmicShimmer Glacier
 Ice Glitter to it. 
I used some snippets to cut out some of my die
cuts,and the sentiments are snippets left over 
from and old Kanban set.
So I'm off to the playground to join in the antics
there with Miss Di and Parsnip monitoring us so
we don't get too boisterous.

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

I WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THIS INTO THE
FOLLOWING CHALLENGES.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-199.html 
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/october-32-add-some-texture.html 
Saturday, 17 October 2015

WEDDING CARD AND BOX

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and time.
I do hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today I have a wedding card, and box to show
which I made for a lady who contacted me 
through an email.
The bridesmaids are wearing royal blue, and as
I like to incorporate that in the card I was a bit stumped, and then I remembered I had this paper
with a bit of bronze, and royal blue on.
So here is the card, and box which went to 
Northern Ireland.




This is a 8"x8" size card, and box I made to fit.
The paper is from Tattered Lace.
Flowers my sister bought me sometime ago.
Glitter hearts from ebay.
Sue Wilson Embossing folder Hearts Lattice.
Pearls from Cuddly Buddly Crafts.

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

I would like to enter this into the following 
challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/week-333-all-sentimental.html 
Friday, 16 October 2015

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.

I have been busy making a couple of order cards
one was a Wedding card and box as lady emailed
me and asked me to make her one for her 
daughter.
So I said if she put money into her fave charity I
would do this so she paid £20 to the Macmillan
Nurses charity, and emailed me the receipt.
Then I am in the middle of making a 100th 
Birthday card, and box for a lady who lives in
the sheltered flats next to me so everyone can 
sign it.

Right as it's Friday and time to join
                         ERIKA  HERE
with your Oldie for Friday it can be anything
you have posted sometime on your blog before,
and it doesn't have to be a card.
It's all just for fun, but a delightful way of
showing some of your older projects.

So as Halloween is nearly here I have a card I
made for Halloween 2013.



 This is a 8"x8" size card.
The Halloween Calendar is from the Pink Gem
website, and is a digi image.
The spiders web doily is a Martha Stewart 
circle punch, and I used some confetti around
the edge of the card.
The glitter black cats were from Waitrose.

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

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE NO 40 E FOR EMBOSSING AND SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND CHALLENGE

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
I do hope you are all keeping well, and for those 
a little under the weather big virtual hugs are on 
there way to you, to help.

Well I finally got my card done for the Butterfly
Challenge, as I was having one of my bad nights
again, and couldn't sleep.
Decided to go a bit Shabby Vintage style with this.
Now those of you that know me well know I don't
very often do Shabby Vintage cards, it's bit out of
my comfort zone, but I thought I would have a go 
as I won the wonderful Butterfly Stamp on the
Snippets Playground last year, and I thought it was
time I used it. 



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I distressed the edges with scissors, and then I
used DI Tea Dye on the edges of cream card.
I also letter pressed the music embossing folder
with Tea Dye too.
Stamped the Butterfly, and Butterfly background
inside with Ranger Archival Ink Potting Soil.
I stamped some musical notes with a stamp I 
bought at Lidl Supermarket a couple of weeks 
ago.
The embossing, and the butterfly were done on 
snippets so I will join my friends in the Snippets
Playground for some fun, and games with Miss 
Di, and the lovely Parsnip playing monitor, and
making sure we don't get too boisterous. LOL.

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

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/40-butterflies-e-is-for-embossing.html 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-198.html 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/week-332-no-design-papers.html 
Sunday, 11 October 2015

ANOTHER SHOES AND HANDBAG CARD

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
I can't believe it's Sunday again already my how 
time does fly or is it just that I have slowed to a
snails pace. LOL

Well I have some exciting news to share.
You know how much I love the Pink Gem 
Images.
Well while entering one of their challenges, they
were asking for Guest Designers, so I applied 
and I have been asked to contribute on 2 challenges.
I am really chuffed as I have always admired the
people who contribute to that wonderful challenge.  

So I thought I would show you another of the
Shoe and Handbag cards that come from their
site, that I made recently for my daughter in 
laws mother to give her Granddaughter.




This is a 8"x8" size card.
The card comes as a kit you download, and then
print, and put together yourself, and add your own little touches which I have done.
I also made a bag to go with this one instead of
a box.

Thank you fro your visit and wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Friday, 9 October 2015

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
May I say a big welcome to my new followers,
and thank you so much for choosing to follow 
me, and I do hope you can come back and visit
as often as your time allows.
Also thank you to all my very loyal friends who
regularly visit, and comment.

Sorry I have been AWOL again this week, but
my daughter has had her Autumn leave, and 
myself, my daughter, and granddaughter have had
a lovely week together shopping, and genarally
enjoying ourselves.
It was lovely for all of us to get together for a
change.

Well as it's Friday and it's time to share an Oldie 
for Friday with ERIKA HERE.
This is a card I made in April 2013.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The owl images, and star card stock are from
Hunkydory which I bought at the NEC that 
year.
Metallic purple pearlised card stock is 
Dovecraft.
The flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts.
Now there is a story to the bling owl, on the 
left.
I also bought him from the NEC, and after 
using him I put the other 5 away somewhere in
my craft room never to be found again. LOL.

Thank you again for your visit, and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Monday, 5 October 2015

HALLOWEEN CARD

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
I would like to welcome my new followers, and
thank you for choosing to follow me.
I do hope to see you back here as often as you 
have the time, and also thank you so much to all
my very loyal followers who continually support 
my work I very much appreciate your visits.

My sore throat didn't turn out to be  a cold 
thank goodness, but thank you so much for all
your well wishes.

Today I have a Halloween card to show.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers are printed from a download of
papers bought at the Pink Gem website.
The Halloween calendar is from the Pink Gem
website too, and I won that in their challenge
last year.
The pumpkin pie tickets are a stamp I bought
at, yes you have guessed it the Pink Gem website.
I just added some black card to make them look like they came off a roll of tickets.

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

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-25-halloween-winners-of-ch-24.html 
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/challenge-145-autumn.html 
Saturday, 3 October 2015

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE 39 K IS FOR KNOTS

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
Thank you so much for you visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
It is very much appreciated as I know time is
precious to all of us.

I seem to be suffering with a sore throat this last 
few days.
Lets hope it's not the start of anything else, as I 
am very lucky, and don't get colds very often.
Just about 1 a year so I suppose maybe my 1 is
due perhaps.
Right enough of my waffling, and onto my entry
into the Butterfly challenge for this fortnight.
As they want to see knots here is what I came 
up with.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
Now I had trouble with the antenna of the 
butterflies as I coloured them with Promarkers,
and only after I had photographed them did I 
notice how bad they had turned out.
There is no sentiment on this as I don't know yet
what occasion it will be for.

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

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/39-butterflies-k-is-for-knots.html 
Friday, 2 October 2015

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY

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

It's Friday evening and time to share Oldie for Friday with Erika HERE.
This is all just for fun, but a wonderful way to
show your older creations.
Sorry I am a bit late with this weeks, I first posted 
this sometime in February 2013.





This is a 6"x6" size card.
The image and the sentiment is a Hunkydory
one, I just added some lace round the sentiment.
The papers are Dovecraft, and I added a few die
cuts, and some doilies. 

Thank you for your visit, and time.
I very much appreciate you sparing your 
precious time to visit me.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 1 October 2015

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES............FAIRY ENOUGH

Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends,
and visitors.
Today is the start of a New Challenge over at the
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES
It's the  B Teams turn and Susan who is the host
for this challenge would like to see your entries
with a Fairy on them.
It would be wonderful if you could join us for
this challenge, and take a look at the wonderful
cards created by my team mates.
So here is my DT card.





This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used a older Hunkydory Card Stock with the
Fairy Image which I decoupaged.
I cut a diagonal piece across the card with the
Tonic Clematis Climber Die, and made a channel
by using 2 lots of foam pads.
I made the flowers with the smallest of the Tim
Holtz Tattered Floral Die.
I coloured my button with a Promarker to go with
my colour scheme, and added some glitter, and a 
pink gem.
I cut down a Sue Wilson Die to go round my 
sentiment.

Thank you for your visit and time.
I really do appreciate every ones comments, 
and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.