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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.
Thursday, 27 July 2017

SISTER'S ANNIVERSARY CARD


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

I would like to welcome my newest followers, and thank you so much for pressing the button to follow me.
I am not sure if some of you have blogs as I can't seem to find you so I can follow you also.
If you read this please let me know your  blogs if you have one.

Well it's nearly the weekend again, and where oh where has another week gone to.

We have had a bit of a mad week this week, and wanted to get some food shopping done, and it was one of those weeks when everything happened first of all I had my Grand Children Monday and Tuesday.
Then our immersion water heater broke down, but we weren't sure if it was the thermostat or the heater unit.
So it was like the there's a hole in my bucket song.
First the electrician, then the plumber to drain the water tank, and now we have to wait for the electrician tomorrow again, but did manage to shop this lunchtime thank goodness as supplies were getting to a desperate situation, as I hadn't done a big shop for a couple of weeks. 
In between we were asked to perhaps bring our Daughter's fiance home from hospital too.

So here is the Anniversary card I made for my sister, and her husband which was on the 15th of this month.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The lovely coloured card is Hunkydory pearlised card.
I cut a circle aperture out of white card, and then added my lace die cuts glued to the inside of the aperture.
Finally I added some die cut filigree leaves to the outside edges that came with the Tattered Lace Shabby Offset Oval Die that I used for the lace.

Thank you so much for your visit , and precious time.
I really do appreciate every visit , and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017

RUDOLF DAYS GD ...................JULY 2017


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

Today starts the
over at Scrappymo's blog.
The challenge runs from the 25th of the month till the end of the month.
As always it is anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
Only one entry per person.
Maureen always offer a lovely prize to the winner.
As I am GD this month here is my card.

   

This is the largest size Spellbinders Grand Circle die I used to make this round easel card.
The papers came from My Craft Studio CD Wonderful in White.
The die used is Tattered Lace Glisten in the Snow, and Christmas Flora.
I cut it out twice and glued it together to make it more sturdy, and then sprayed it with aerosol glue and then glittered it.
I also decoupaged the bow, and the bow tails.
I added a Snippet of yellow card behind the windows to make it look like the lights are on in the church.
The sentiment is a stamp I won on the Snippets playground.
I used both pearls and gems on this card as I do love to use them both for finishing touches.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
 
Sunday, 23 July 2017

ANOTHER TISSUE BOX


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

I do hope you are having a good weekend, and the weather is being kind to you.
Spent most of yesterday making my little Great Granddaughter's Birthday cards as she is going on holiday before her Birthday on the 29th.
I usually have to make 3 cards one for me, one for my Daughter, and one for my Granddaughter too. 

I noticed the Allsorts Challenge this time around is for Fancy Folds, and had a tissue box I made a while ago, and hadn't shown yet.

   

Anyone who would like to know how to make one of these, there is a tutorial on the top of my blog.

I used a few Cream Snippets for the die cuts so I will be joining my playgrounds friends also.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Friday, 21 July 2017

THINKING OF YOU CARD


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

Sorry I have been missing for so long.
Hubbies extension to his  shed is up and running wonderfully now, and family has gone home.
I have also had some child minding to do with my Grandchildren as they are now on their summer hols. 
Will be doing this on Monday and Tuesday next week also.
Then I have a break as Mum and Dad will be off with them separately for a few weeks.

Today I have a card I made a couple of days ago for the Allsorts Challenge, but haven't had time to post it.



This is a 8"x8" size tent style card.
I have used pearls and gems on this card as I do love using them both or individually as they both can just finish a project  perfectly.
The papers are a Cuddly Buddly download.
The lace insert in the circle is Snippets left over from another card I made.
So I will be joining my playground friends with this.
Used Glamour Dust around the edges, and glittered another piece of Snippets in the circle under the lace edges.

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

Thursday, 13 July 2017

FARIES AND MYTHICAL CARD


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

Just popped in to post my Allsorts Challenge card, which I made before my family came to stay, and to say sorry I am not about as with family here it is a bit hectic at the mo.
They came down to extend hubbies shed that hes does his hobbies in, and everything is upside down at the mo as we live in a small bungalow.




This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used Graphic 45 papers to make my design.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenge. 
Saturday, 8 July 2017

GRANDDUAGHTER'S ANNIVERSARY CARD


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

I do hope you are all having a good weekend, and the weather is being kind to you wherever you live.

Well when I mentioned my cards I had to make  I left my Granddaughter out, but luckily I made hers the week before last.

Now her Birthday is on the 14th and the same day as my other Granddaughter's 5th Wedding Anniversary.
So here is the Anniversary card I finished this morning, and I can show it as she doesn't look at my blog.



The card I used for this is Hunkydory Ombre card stock which is light blue at the top, and ending up green at the bottom.
I cut out a circle in white card, and the made a heart aperture with a Tonic die.
Then I used my Tattered Lace Shabby Offset Oval Die for the lacy pattern in the inside of the heart.
 Had to cut it up so it would fit.
Then I cut out lots of little flourishes that came with the Square Shabby Offset Dies to go around the outside of the heart.
Made the flowers and inked them with DOI Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio 
Hope you like it as I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 7 July 2017

MINI WRAP JOURNAL


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

I have been working on this Mini Wrap Journal for a few days on and off  as I thought it was a lovely idea.
You can find the excellent tutorial HERE 
if you would like to have a go your self. 
Sorry this is picture heavy.


Here I made slanted pockets to put photos in.
In the middle here I made a flap pocket for more storage.


Then on the back of that I made a page with more storage with a magnetic catch.

 

The other thing I did was to stick more of the card stock to the inside of the covers to make them more sturdy.
Couldn't find any lined pages the size I wanted so I made my own.
All the papers used are from the 12x12 paper pad I bought at B&M for the grand price of £2.49, and it was double sided, and 250gsm, except for the Humming Bird cards in the centre and ribbon which is Heartfelt Creations.
The yellow card on the spine and the middle was snippets so I will be joining my playground friends with this.
I will also be joining the Butterfly Challenge as I have added a dangling key to my journal.

Hope you like my version as I do like trying something new quite often.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT................WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY/ENGAGEMENT


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

Today starts another challenge at the
and the lovely Wendy is our host for the B Teams turn.
She would like your entries to be WEDDING/ ANNIVERSARY/ or / ENGAGEMENT.
Wendy is giving a lovely prize of John Lockwood stamps to the winner.


Also there is a chance to be in the top 3 and receive a badge for your blog. 
The challenge runs from Thursday the 6/7/2017 to Wednesday 19/7/2017 at 6 PM.
We love to see your creations entered as there is so much wonderful talent in blogland.
Please pop along to my lovely Team Mates to see their wonderful creations they have made. 

So here is my effort I made this for my Daughter's works to give a colleague who was getting married.




This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit the card.
The card image is a download from CraftsUprint and I just tweaked a few items.
On the inside I made up lots of little cards in the pockets for each individual to put their wishes on.
Carried some of the theme onto the matching box. 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

SPORTING BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope everyone is feeling well, and for those who may be suffering in any way BIG HUGS winging their way to you.

Well July is one of the months that I have a lot of family Birthdays, and Anniversaries to make cards for.
2 Older Grandsons, and 2 Great Granddaughter's Birthdays.
My eldest Granddaughter's 5th Anniversary, and my sister's Anniversary.
Oh my word I better get a move on.
Funnily enough the Challenge Theme over at Allsorts is sport so with that in mind I made my one Grandson's Birthday cards.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The racing motor bikes image is from the Hunkydory little book of decoupage.
I made the motor bike backing paper with my 3D2 CD.
The Happy Birthday paper is a download from Cuddly Buddly Crafts.
Verse inside is from my Verse Editor CD. 

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments about my Granddaughter's picture.
It is her 5th Wedding Anniversary on the 14th of this month.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/week-422-question-of-sport.html 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

ART DECO BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Today is my Daughter's Birthday, and she was going to see Adele tomorrow night, which was a present from her Daughter, but sadly it was cancelled so she will have to wait a little longer for the concert.
Still all was not lost as her fiance took her to see the show Wicked this afternoon I do hope she liked it.

So here is the card I made her for her Birthday as she loves Art Deco. 



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The image, and paper which was really an insert is from the Kanban Klikk USB.
The insert was quite pale so I printed it again on top of the first print to give it more colour.
The oval lacy die cut is a Tattered Lace one that I won on the Allsorts Challenge a couple of months ago.
Cut it out in blue also and used the top and bottom to fill up a gap.
I added a gem to her ring on her finger, and some glitter to her head dress.
Also I added some clear sparkle pen from Crafters Companion to her stole.
Lastly I die cut some flowers out of the card that was left.

Also here is a picture of my Granddaughter on her yearly outing to Ascot Ladies Day the other week.

 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

BIRTHDAY CARD WITH DIE CUT FLOWERS


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

Well at last it has rained in my part of Kent over night, as we were desperate for rain.
The grass was all dying everywhere as it hadn't rained for a long time here.

Today I have a card I made for the Allsorts Challenge. 
Quite pleased with how this one turned out as I am still struggling with Mr Mojo as he is being quite lazy of late.
I think the old hot weather sizzled his brain. LOL.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The coloured card is Hunkydory pearlised card, and isn't it a lovely colour.
The die I used for the white was a Tattered Lace Shabby Offset Square Die which I cut twice and cut apart to use as corners.
The Flowers are Tattered Lace Daisy Dies.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Sunday, 25 June 2017

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE..............JUNE 2017


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

Sorry I have been missing again I have spent a few days with family, and did some shopping as well.
 Don't get out much these days so it was a real treat to spend time with my daughter, and she enjoyed our outings also, but it did leave me so tired.

As it's the 25th of the month again it's time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
As  always its' anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
Only one entry per person, and it runs from the 25th till the end of the month.
Maureen always has a lovely prize on offer to the winner.
As I am not a GD this month I have been told I can enter the challenge.
Now I made 2 cards and couldn't think which one to enter.
So I shall show both, but I'm only entering one.

  



The first card is a 6"x6" size.
The second one is an 8"x8" size.
The first I inked using DOI in Broken China, and Worn Lipstick to give it the colour.
Then I stamped and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 
The second I printed some freebie paper from C&C club download.
Such a lovely holly paper.
The image I coloured with Derwent pencils I have had for ages.
Die cut lots of fir branches to make a wreath, and glittered them.

Thank you for you visit, and time as I know time is precious to all of us.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-rudolph-days-challenge.html 
Wednesday, 21 June 2017

HUBBIES BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Well are you all melting with this HOT! weather.
I have found a good way to cool down I run a flannel under cold water and lay it on my face and my neck, and you can't believe how that cools you down.
Never thought of it before, but I used to cool the children's temps when they were ill like that.
Try it if you haven't it really works well. 

Today is my hubbies 78th Birthday, and this year I thought I would put Marilyn Munroe on his card as he has always loved her photos especially black and white ones as he used to take lots of photos at one time, and has always loved black and white photography.
So I won the Quirky challenge last month, and won $15 of digi images from Ike's Art and this was one I chose with Hubbies card in mind.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The digi image is from Ike's Art.
The papers are a Cuddly Buddly download, but they were brown.
So light bulb moment hooray.
I printed it in brown, and then copied it in black and white.

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://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/week-420-birthday-boy.html 
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TRAVEL THEME BIRTHDAY CARD


Hi and welcome to my very talented friends and visitors.

ooooooaaaa! it's been hot in my part of Kent, and as you all may know I am not good with the heat.
So sorry if I have been missing for a couple of days, also Mr Mojo is still doing walk abouts in this heat well I ask you.

Had to make a card for my stepdaughter's man friend, and came up with this although I am not that happy with it.
I know he has travelled quite a bit so this became the theme.



This is an A5 size card.
Papers and post card from a My Craft Studio CD.
The image and the stamps are from a Robert Addams Vintage Transport CD.

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://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/week-420-birthday-boy.html 
Friday, 16 June 2017

SNIPPETS THANK YOU CARD


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

I have had a very busy week this week a little gardening done in small stages as not to hurt my back, and I organised a outing for the club I run where I live to Eastbourne on Wednesday.
Spent all day Thursday getting over it all.
I also have been having Mr Mojo issues he just doesn't want to work now it's hot again the little blighter.
So suddenly yesterday evening I had some snippets lying around my desk and blow me down Mr Mojo decided to work hooray. 
So here is the card I made completely with snippets.



The image of the flower is the negative of a die cut I used a while ago.
I coloured some snippets for my background, and sprayed glued it, and then added some glitter.
Just added a permanent green pen to make the leaves, and stems darker.
Inked the edges with Cracked Pistachio DOI.
The pink die cut was also a snippet on my desk that I had cut out and not used.
Will be joining my friends at the Pixie's Snippets Playground with this.

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

Saturday, 10 June 2017

STITCHED FLORAL THANK YOU CARD


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

I do hope you all are having a great weekend.

Well can you believe it I won the Allsorts Challenge again last week that's 2 weeks in a row, and about the 6th or 7th time since I have started to enter it.
I also was chosen as over all winner at the Quirky Crafts Challenge with my card that had the song Come on Eileen on it.
The same card was in the top 3 at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge also. 
I feel very honoured and lucky as I am not so very lucky usually.

So today I have a card I made for the Allsorts Challenge with some of my new dies I bought with my winnings.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The lovely floral paper was a bargain from B&M at £2-49 for 24 sheets of double sided papers that are 250GSM.
The stitched oval dies are one of my purchases from my winnings.
The mint green leaves were also one of my die  purchases too.
The flowers, and dark green leaves are TL mini dies.
Lastly I stamped thank you with a freebie stamp from a craft mag in Tuxedo Black Ink.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenge. 
Thursday, 8 June 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT ..................EMBOSSING WET OR DRY


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

Today starts another challenge over at


and this time around it's the B Teams turn and the lovely Sue B is our host for this fortnight, and she would like to see your wonderful creations using Embossing/Wet or/Dry.
Please take a look at my lovely team mates super creations they made.
The challenge runs from Thursday 8/6/17 to Wednesday 21/6/17 at 6PM.
There is lovely prize of wonderful stamps  by John Lockwood that Wendy has donated, and you could be one of the top 3 chosen too.
 We all love to see your wonderful
creations you  enter.

So onto my DT card.

  


This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to match.
I started by painting my card with Starlight Paints in Agean, and Diamond colours.
This gave it a lovely pearlised sheen.
I embossed my background with a embossing folder that I had with my old E Bosser Die Cutting Machine.
I cut out 12 corners in the blue card for the outside and inside.
I die cut a circle frame and added some other die cuts around the inside edge.
Painted a wooden Happy Birthday and the 30 with the paints.
Lastly I added some flowers I made with some of the painted card.
Then I created my box to go with it.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 5 June 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JUNE.......CARD


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

Oh my goodness my heart goes out to everyone caught up in those tragic events of Saturday Night, and their families.
No words can express the deep sorrow I feel for them all.

This afternoon I had an idea for a card trying to take my mind off it for a little while by crafting.
So I made this card for the Allsorts Challenge, which I won last week, and won a £20 voucher to use at 
If you have never shopped there I can highly recommend their products they stock.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by cutting out a circle of white card, and then I stamped some fir branches in Pine Needles DI.
I then heat embossed it with Silver Pearl embossing powder which I have had for years.
Then I started to make my scene by ink dusting the sky and creating hills out of snippets of card.
Then I stamped the fencing in Tuxedo Black Ink, and the trees in Potting Soil Archival Ink.
I then used a used a Quickie Glue Pen to do my glittering for the snow. 
Finally I added a wooden snowman not at all sure I should have added him.
Other than that I am quite pleased with this , and how it turned out.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Saturday, 3 June 2017

SHABBY CHIC VINTAGE CARD


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

Well another weekend is upon us, and the weather is lovely in my part of Kent.

Going out to for meal tonight to celebrate my Son, and my Granddaughter's Husbands Birthday.
Their Birthdays were on the 30th and the 31st.

Made this card yesterday for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge was so pleased as the last challenge I was one of the top picks.




This is a 8"x6" Tent Style card I made.
First of all I covered my white card with cream card.
Then I delved into my Graphic 45 Ladies Diary paper pad for the paper and the image.
I distressed the paper edges.
I added some lace to the paper at the top middle, and bottom.
I then added a part of a very old feather to her hat, and some pearls as a necklace.
Finished it off with some vintage roses, and hand made leaves.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/something-old.html