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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.
Monday, 28 November 2016

90th BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

Are any of you having trouble commenting on my blog as my dear blog friend has mentioned she an't comment on my blog since blogger changed.
If any of you are, please let me know through an email, and I will see if I can do anything about it.
My email address is on the top of my blog where it says contact me.

A couple of weeks ago I said I had to make cards for family well I was asked to make this card, and box by my DIL for her friends Grand Mother.
They call her Nanny Teapot so could I include a teapot and cup and saucer in the card.
Here is what I created, and the payment for the card went to
 Children in Need. 




This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
I started by trying out something with Gilding Polish, and Pixie Powders.
I used Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish on white card, and then I sprinkled Pixie Powders Lava Red, and Rich Gold when it was dry I put it through an embossing folder.
The roses I made out of pink 160 gsm paper with gilding polish on it and put Glamour Dust on them.

Thank you for you visit and your wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 26 November 2016

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY ON SATURDAY


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Just a quick post from me today as I have family staying, but wanted to join Erika HERE.
With an Oldie for Friday, but on Saturday as I had my GD card to post yesterday.


This is a card set I made a few years ago with this stamp.

  
I stamped the backgrounds with Fired Brick DI and then inked the edges.
I stamped out the poinsettias and coloured them in with the same DI.
I also did the envelopes and the bag is an old Pandora one I up-cycled.
This made a very lovely little set for a present. 

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

  
Friday, 25 November 2016

GUEST DESIGN FOR THE LAST RUDOLF CHALLENGE OF THIS YEAR 2016



Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Today starts the last Rudolf Challenge of this year.
I am a GD this month with 3 other lovely blog friends that are joining me in the GD spot.
The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month over at Scappymo's blog HERE
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Maureen for all her hard work involved with this wonderful challenge, and also for having me as a GD for the latter part of the year.
I know this year has been a rather very busy one for her. for personal reasons, so to make the time to sort out all the work of the challenge just shows how dedicated to it she is.

Well onto my last GD card for this year.

  

This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used my Graphic 45 papers from the 8"x8" and the 12"x12" Children's Hour paper pad.
I cut out all the wonderful elements you get with the paper pads and decoupaged them to the front of the card.
I also cut out some poinsettias with a Robert Addams Die which I won a few years ago on the Pixies Snippets Playground.

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

 
Thursday, 24 November 2016

CHRISTMAS TREE CARD



We are currently looking for 3 people to join our Design Team over at
So if anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please say so in you comment, and I will contact Wendy or you can contact her through email which can be found on the Challenge Blog.
You only have to make one card or project a month out of your own crafty stash.

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
This is my 2nd post today as I suddenly remembered I hadn't joined in the Allsorts Challenge this week. 
So this is what I made earlier.

   

This is a 7"x7" size card.
 I embossed  some rainbow gold mirri card with a Crafters Companion embossing folder.
You make the tree by cutting out a
 2" , 3", 4", 5", square and then fold it like tea bag folding.

Thank you for your visit.
I very much appreciate it as this time of year can be quite busy.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.





I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 

CHRISTMAS TAGS 6 AND 7



We are currently looking for 2 people to join our Design Team over at
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please mention in your comments, and I will put you in touch with Wendy.

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope you are having a good week.
Don't forget tomorrow is the start of the last Rudolf Challenge for this year, and I will be back with my GD card.

Today I have my last 2 tags as I expect you are getting very tired of them. 


This tag I cut out of corrugated card.
I then glued kitchen towel to tag, and painted it with black gesso.
When it was dry I dabbed 166 Agean Starlight Paint to it.
I coloured my seam binding ribbon with the paint also.
Then I stamped my sentiment onto some snippets added a bow and a Father Christmas image to the bow.

  
This tag I also cut of the same card, and then I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Ink spray in Red,Green, Yellow, and Blue.
I added some ripped Christmas paper, and used Fired Brick DI to the edges.
I stamped my Christmas Tree in London Fog Ink and coloured the branches with a green marker, and then added some bling.





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




I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/11/day-four-twelve-tags-of-christmas.html 
                      
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

MY 5th CHRISTMAS TAG



We are looking for 2 people to join our Design Team over at
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please mention it in your comment.
You only have to create one project a month.

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Now I did tell you I was hooked on making tags, and as Loll's 12 Tags for Christmas is still open till Friday I just had to make another one.
So here is the design I came up with.

   
I started with black snippets card to make my tag shape.
I then covered the whole of the tag with Brilliance Moonlight White Pigment Embossing Ink, and then heat embossed it with Sea Foam White Embossing Powder.
This gave my tag a lovely texture.
I then put Gilding Polish Enchanted Gold on top, and polished it with a tissue.
Finally I stamped some lovely Fir Branches with Pine Needles DI.
Then I added my Hunkydory Snowman image, and a sentiment.
Lastly I dyed some seam binding ribbon with the same DI.





Thank you for your visit.
I love to hear what you think about my work.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/11/day-twelve-twelve-tags-of-christmas.html 
Monday, 21 November 2016

BUTTERFLY ROCKER CARD



We are currently looking for a couple of new Design Team people at
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly DT please mention it in your comment, and I will put you in touch with Wendy.

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope everyone is safe with these dreadful high winds we are experiencing at the mo.

I had my dreaded yearly visit to the Dentist today, and all went well thank goodness.

I have been working on my entry into the current Butterfly Challenge which is N for not square, and or Navy.
So here is what I finally managed to create.



I started by cutting a circle with one of my circle dies folded it in half to create the rocker base. 
Then I added some die cut mats, gems, my butterfly, and some lacy daisies.

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://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/67-butterflies-n-is-for-not-square.html 
Sunday, 20 November 2016

MY 4th CHRISTMAS TAG



We are looking for a couple of people to join our friendly Design Team over at.
 MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES CHALLENGE.

If anyone is interested could you please mention it in your comment, and I will put you in touch with Wendy .


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I have been making a tag again.
Oh I am so hooked on these.


I started by cutting my tag out of Snippets.
I used an Imagination Crafts stencil of poinsettias, and sponged Starlight Paints Topaz, and Diamond through the stencil.
I wrapped around a piece of vellum snippets around the tag.
I added a bell snippets and backed it with some more snippets painted card.
I added a bow to the top of the bell, and then stamped my greeting on more snippets with Versamark clear embossing ink, and then brushed mica powder over it.
Finally I added some Cosmic Shimmer Old Gold PVA glue dots to the centre of the poinsettias and the bell. 





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



Saturday, 19 November 2016

MY 3rd CHRISTMAS TAG

We are sadly losing two of
 our Design Team members over at the
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES  Challenge.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please email Wendy you will find her email on the side of our challenge blog.
                                         


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

May I say a big welcome to my newest follower, and thank you for pressing the button to follow me.
I hope to see you visit again as often as your time allows.
Also thank you so much to my friends that visit regularly I so very much appreciate all your visits, and comments.

Well today I am back with my 3rd Tag to join in Loll's Twelve Tags for Christmas.


I started by cutting out some green snippets of card to make my tag, and then used more snippets glued to the back of the tag to make it sturdy.
I painted round the edges with Starlight Topaz Paint.
I also used the same paint on my small tag, and edge of my Christmas paper, and the ribbed cardboard.
The baubles are from another lovely serviette that I had from Mary H.
I backed them onto card, and then heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder.
I added some beads for the hangings.
I stamped a Christmas Greeting and attached it to the small tag.
Finally I added a sleigh and a reindeer.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/11/day-twelve-twelve-tags-of-christmas.html 



Friday, 18 November 2016

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY



Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.
Another Friday is upon us, and Christmas is just round the corner Gulp.
So I am joining ERIKA HERE with a Oldie for Friday.
This can be anything you have made in the past even if you haven't shown it on your blog.

So here is mine for this week.




This is a word book I made from scratch didn't use a template that you can get for these.
I had to stick a few layers of card together to get nice sturdy pages.
The large letters were how ever an old letters template to which I added the rest of the pages.
The papers are from the Debbie Moore CD Cracker Box Mice.
I added some ribbons to the spine of the book, and some embelishments too.

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

Thursday, 17 November 2016

CONFIRMATION CARD AND BOX


We are sadly losing two of our Design Team members over at the
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES  Challenge.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please email Wendy you will find her email on the side of our challenge blog.
                                         

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

I would like to welcome my newest follower, and I am so pleased that you have decided to follow me.
I look forward to you visiting when ever you have the time.
Please let me know if you also have a blog that I may return the favour as I can't seem to find you.

Sorry I have been missing for a few days, but I had some urgent cards to make for orders for my family, and this is one of them.




This is a8"x8" size card and box I made.
I started by using Gilding polish on some pink paper I had.
I gutted the middle of the paper to use for the layers.
I made a frame for the front layer, and added a Tattered Lace die cut round the inside edges.
Then I added some lacy daisies, and pearls.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
They are all so very much appreciated.

Lots of  crafty love.  JENNY.

Monday, 14 November 2016

ANOTHER CHRISTMAS TAG



We are sadly losing two of our Design Team members over at the
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES  Challenge.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please email Wendy you will find her email on the side of our challenge blog.
                                       

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I hope you all had a good weekend as the weather wasn't very nice.
Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
I really do appreciate everyone that you make.

I enjoyed making my last Christmas Tag that I had to create another one to join in the Twelve Tags of Christmas again.



I started by covering a tag with some Snippets of card I had used Pixie Powders on.
Then I inked the edges with Fired Brick DI.
The arch church window was die cut out of a snippet of card that I had used gilding polish on and then used Pixie Powders on.
The image of the choir singers are from Hunkydory.
I stamped the 25th with a freebie stamp, and Fired Brick DI.
The white poinsettias were cut from more snippets of white and green card, and the die I used was a winning prize from the Pixies Snippets Challenge a few years ago.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/11/day-seven-twelve-tags-of-christmas.html 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/pixies-snippets-playground-week-255.html 



Saturday, 12 November 2016

CHRISTMAS TAG


We are sadly losing two of our Design Team members over at the
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES  Challenge.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please email Wendy you will find her email on the side of our challenge blog.
                                       

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends and visitors.
I do hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

I saw on a friends blog as she was a GD for the Twelve Tags for Christmas so I thought I would join in this challenge.

So here is what I made last night so I could join the challenge.


I started by dabbing starlight paint on my tag to give it a lovely brown gold colour.
I then coloured my seam binding ribbon with the same starlight paint.
The bird and foliage at the bottom was part of a serviette that was given to me by Mary H with her wonderful candy I won a while ago.
I stamped the Noel which was a freebie stamp on to card that I had used gilding polish on this had to be done with Stazon Ink.
Leaves cut out of card made with starlight paint.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://www.stampingwithloll.com/2016/11/day-four-twelve-tags-of-christmas.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/week-389-feature-creature.html 

Friday, 11 November 2016

OLDIE FOR FRIDAY


We are sadly losing two of our Design Team members over at the
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES  Challenge.
If anyone is interested in joining our friendly team please email Wendy you will find her email on the side of our challenge blog.
                                                                                                            

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

I would like to say a warm welcome to my newest follower, and thank you so much for choosing to follow me.
I am not sure if you have a blog so if you do please let me know so I may also follow you.
  
Time to share an Oldie this Friday with ERIKA HERE.
Because Sunday is Remembrance Sunday I thought I would show an Oldie I made to commemorate the wonderful Men, and Women who gave their lives for our country.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I made the Poppies from a Sheena die that was a freebie, and I used water colour card, and coloured them with 
Fired Brick DI.
The leaves were cut out on my ScanNcut.
The papers are from the The Walk in The Countryside CD. 

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

Thursday, 10 November 2016

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CARD.................MUST HAVE DIE CUT NUMBERS, LETTERS OR WORDS


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
It's time for the B Teams challenge over at
and the lovely Judith is our host for this challenge, and she would like to see Die Cut Numbers, Letters or Words on your entries.
This is all just for a place in the top 3 as we have no sponsors, but love to see your wonderful creations entered.
The challenge runs from 10/11/16 and close on Wed 23/11/16 at 1.00PM
 Please pop along to the blog to see the lovely DT cards.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The paper with the roses on are from Cuddly Buddly Download.
The cooking theme papers are Dovecraft.
I made the apron out of the papers, and decoupaged some of the kitchen utensils.
I then die cut the sentiment twice out of 2 different colour card, and off set them both.

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

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

TIME CLOCK EASEL CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope you are all keeping well, and for those of you not feeling well at the moment sending big hugs your way to try and help.

Well what a busy week I am having as all the challenges I like to support need an entry, and it's my DT card tomorrow for the MAWTT challenge also.
So here is a card I made for the Allsorts Challenge this week.


The clock face is from an old PVC tablecloth which needed replacing.
So rather than throw it away I cut out the best clock faces hoping to use them one day.
So some of them came in very handy for this card.
I die cut a circle frame twice out of black card to make it a little thicker.
I added some black, and clear rhinestones to the edges, and some butterflies, and then pearls to the hands of the clock.
I do hope this counts as Snippets as I would like to join my friends over at the Snippets Playground with this also.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this. 
Monday, 7 November 2016

ENCHANTED FOREST CARD


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
I very much appreciate every visit, and comment.

Today I have a card I made with some of my lovely Graphic 45 papers from the Enchanted Forest Series.



This is a 8"x8" size card I made from black card.
The green shade of card is from Tonic, and distressed the edges with scissors.
The papers, and images are from the Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 8" pad.
I painted some inside of cardboard with Starlight paints in the top right hand corner.
The leaves are die cut from black card painted with Starlight paints.
My mesh flowers had a plastic backing on them so I took that off to give them a messy look, and sprayed them with Phill Martin's Old Gold Shimmer Mist.
Sorry that doesn't show up too good in the photo.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.





I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Sunday, 6 November 2016

BUTTERFLY QUOTES CARD


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.
I do hope you all have had a good week.
I have been quite busy myself with lots of jobs to catch up on because when I craft lots of jobs get put on hold as I get so involved with my crafting.
 Well I tell a little white lie as I did make a couple of cards in between for the challenges I like to support.

So here is my entry into the Butterfly Challenge this time around.



This card is a 7"x6" size.
I found this lovely quote on the Internet with the lovely butterflies surrounding it so I printed it off and decoupaged the gorgeous butterflies.
I added a Sakura Glitter pen in red and black to the wings, and antenna of the butterflies.
I also drew around the lovely flourishes, and leaves with the pen also.

Thank you so much for you visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.