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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 31 years. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 2 LittleGreat Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 14 years.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017

RUDOLF DAYS ........APRIL 2017


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

My cold is a lot better now, and I feel a little more like my old self again.
Still having some back issues, but I will not give in to it, and manged to get quite a few things done today with sitting down in between bouts of cleaning, and dusting.
Thank you for all your get well wishes and your comments you are the very best of blog friends.

Today starts another 5 days of the Rudolf Challenge.
Although I am not doing my GD this month I thought I would just remind you of the challenge.
The challenge runs from the 25th to the end of the month, and as always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
So please join Scrappymo HERE 
with your entries, and remember making some cards now helps later on in the year, and there is a wonderful prize to be won too.


  
This is a 6"x6" size card.
The paper and the images are Hunkydory.
Quite a simple and quick card to make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 23 April 2017

SHABBY CHIC APRIL SHOWERS CARD


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

I was surprised by how many of you seem to be suffering with colds also at the mo.
So sending big germ free  hugs for those in need at this time.

To take my mind off my cold which is still hanging around I made a card for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge that I like to support.
This took me 2 days to design as the old brain and the mojo just wasn't helping at all, but it all came together nicely last night.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I found some rainbow colour paper in my stash so I distressed all the edges of the paper and card, and inked it with different colour inks.
I then stamped raindrops with London Fog Ink, and an Inkylicious Stamp.
The words background, umbrella, wellies, and puddle were all freebie stamps from the stamping magazine a couple of months ago.
I added glossy accents to the raindrops, and the puddle.
Some flowers as April Showers bring on the flowers.

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. 
Thursday, 20 April 2017

STAMPED CARD FOR ALLSORTS SKETCH CHALLENGE.


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

Sorry I have not been around this week, but DH and I have had really nasty colds, and I am still trying to get all the dust cleaned off everything.
I can't believe how much dust there was I have even had to wash all the curtains as well, and top of cupboards the list is endless.
This all set my back off, and playing me up again.
Oh the joys of getting old.

Well I did have a little play in my craft room last night as I was feeling a little better, and made this card for the Allsorts Sketch Challenge.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
Now I made all the backing papers by first ink dusting my white card with Memento Danube Blue and Bamboo Leaves Ink.
I then used a stamp that was a freebie with the Stamping Magazine last month which was a Ultimate Crafts stamp, and a background stamp.
This I stamped with London Fog Memento Ink.
I then went over it randomly with a Penny Black Ferns Stamp and Bamboo Leaves Ink.
I also did this for the oblong panel, and then went over it with a butterfly stamp and Danube Blue Ink.
The image is from a Stamp Addicts Stamp which I won in the Allsorts Challenge, and I stamped it with London Fog Ink, and  coloured it with water colours from Memento Inks onto a Snippet of white card.
Flowers I made also from a set of cheap China dies I bought from E Bay.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 13 April 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CARD................BIRDS AND FEATHERS


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

Today starts another challenge over at
and it's the B Teams turn, and Jackie is our lovely host this time around, and she would like to see Birds and Feathers on you entries please.
The challenge runs from 13/4/17 and closes on Wednesday 26/4/17 at 6PM.
This is just for a Top 3 Badge, but we all love to see your wonderful creations entered.
So here is what I came up with.



This is a 8"x7" size tent card.
The bird paper was a freebie download from the C&C club website I just love the colour.
Now I made a bit of what Darnell calls a Boo Hoo as I stuck the paper down, and then decided to frame it, but the frame was too short for the size card so I improvised with the top die cut and feathers to cover it up, and I was quite pleased how it turned out in the end.
So this was what we call a happy accident.

Now I have funny tale to tell about the wet room.
DH and I sat and talked about who was going to use the new shower first yesterday morning, I said you can be the Guinea Pig.
Well he turned the shower on and no water went down the drain hole ooops nearly had a flooded wet room.
The fitter forgot to tell us he had turned off the pump that extracts the water.
After a few frantic calls we were told where to find the pump switch.
Only could happen to us. lol.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017

JEWELLED AND SPARKLE BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Well the bathroom was finished  this afternoon.
Am I glad that's all over, and now we have a lovely wet room instead.
Now starts the clean up from all the dust.
I had been doing some feather dusting as it was going along, but the fitter said the dust will settle on things for a few more days before it finally gets back to normal.

I also had a Easter coffee morning to do this morning over at the flats that are in our scheme.
That was a great success.

My card today is one I made yesterday for the Allsorts Challenge.
 Quite pleased with how this turned out.

  

This is a 8"x6" size tent card.
I used the TL Shabby Offset Rectangles Die.
Cut out the outside frame, and then sprayed it with aerosol glue and put Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter on it.
The I cut out the inner frame from white card and coloured it with Colour Cloud Rose Blush Ink making it darker on the bottom and lighter on the top for shading.
I added my jewels to the outside.
Coloured my ribbon with Rose Blush also.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Monday, 10 April 2017

VINTAGE SHABBY CARD


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

I do hope you all had a good weekend, and the weather was as lovely as it was in my part of Kent.

Bathroom still being worked on we have the new flooring to be laid, and the decorating is being done at the moment.
All tiles up and they look lovely.
So hopefully it will all be finished in a few days time.
The bathroom will now be a wet room as we have had the bath taken out, and  a wet room shower installed.
This will make it much easier for both of us.

So onto my card today which I made for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, and I just made the deadline.
Not happy with how this one turned out see what you think about it.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by stamping my background with some Nbus stamps I have had for a while.
I then distressed all the edges of the card, and inked the edges with Frosty Mink colour cloud ink to give it and aged look.
All the items on this card have been stamped with Memento  Tuxedo Black Ink.
As I have used some Nbus stamps, and made slight Boo Hoo on the bottom left corner where I cut my measuring tape the wrong way I will be joining Darnell,s Nbus Boo Hoo Challenge with this.
Also I used quite a few snippets to do my stamping on  so I will join my playground friends with this too.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 6 April 2017

HUMMINGBIRD NBUS BOO HOO CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends.

I do hope you are all having a good week as the weather here in my part of Kent has been glorious for quite a few days.

Bathroom is well under way tiling just being done at the mo just one problem all the dust all over the bungalow even though we closed the doors it has still got everywhere.

This morning I thought I would get some Eater cards made for a few friends well I used a Nbus stamp I have had for a while, and boy did I make a Boo Hoo colouring it so I thought I would be able to join in Darnell's Nbus April Fools  Boo Hoo Challenge.
Funnily I was making the card for Darnell so I hope she doesn't mind my showing it before she gets it.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by cutting out a circle with a die  so I could mask off the centre of the card while I ink dusted it with Peacock Feathers DI
I then stamped my Heartfelt Creations Humming Bird stamp with Memento Black Ink this was my first Boo Hoo as I wanted to watercolour it.
So I used my Derwent water colour pencils without the water.
2nd Boo Hoo was I coloured the buds of the Orchid the sane colour as the flower instead of Green.
3rd Boo Hoo the stamp I used to stamp the inside fell apart while stamping, and gave me a few extra black marks.
The Happy Easter Die is also a Nbus item that I won on Mary's candy last year so thank you so much Mary for this wonderful die.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Monday, 3 April 2017

ANYONE FOR A CHEESE BURGER


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

Sorry I have been missing for a few days, but my bathroom is being re-done, and I can't believe how much you store in there till you have to remove it all and put somewhere else in the house.
It definitely can't fit in my craft room as that's full to the brim with my craft stash. lol.

Yesterday I did find a little time to make a card for the Allsorts Challenge as the theme for this week is food.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The digi image is From the Heart Digi Stamps, and I coloured it in with Promarkers.
The papers are from Cuddly Buddly Crafts, and are a download.
I put glossy accents on the tomato  ketchup, and the lettuce.
The sentiment came with the digi stamp too. 

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 30 March 2017

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE CARD


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

I do hope everyone is keeping well, and for those who may be suffering from any sort of problems may I send big hugs to try and help.

Well I finally got around to my Butterfly Challenge entry.
This card was quite quick to make apart from waiting for my inks, and pixie powders to dry over night.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by putting some Faded Jeans, and Black Soot DI on my glass mat.
I then added my Pixie Powder Firework Burst to my mat, and spritzed it with water.
Put my card onto the wet puddle and smooshed it.
Left it to dry a little, and then mopped a little of the wet with a kitchen towel I then added some stickles to look like stars in the night sky. 
Finally cut out some aperture of butterflies, and then put them back into the apertures.
If that all makes sense.

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





I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Monday, 27 March 2017

ALLSORTS SWEETS CARD


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

I do hope all Mother's had a wonderful day yesterday.

I have just finished a card for the Allsorts Challenge, but I am not sure now if it fits the theme.
Well we shall see if it comes under sweet treats or not.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by stamping the Allsorts stamp that was a freebie with a Stamping Magazine with my Misti.
I tell you it makes stamping so easy
especially as I suffer with my hands, and drop things so easily.
I tell you I have stamped many a card in the past and then dropped the stamp block and ruined a project.
I then coloured my sweets with Pro-markers.
The sentiment was also a freebie with the same Magazine.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
They really make my day reading them.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 





I would  like to enter this into the following challenges.



 
Sunday, 26 March 2017

SHABBY CHIC BIRTHDAY CARD


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

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
 to all Mother's, and I do hope you are having a great day, and being spoilt by your family.

Today I have a card I just finished so I could join in the Frilly and Funkie Challenge as I do love their challenges.




This is a A5 size card.
The papers I used are Magnolia Lane.
I made the flower from Rose Petals that you buy for wedding table.
Coloured them with Memento Lulu Lavender, and Dandelion for the centre.
Leaves I cut out of some of the Snippets of paper, and coloured them with Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Most of this card was made out of Snippets of paper.
The challenge calls for Know When to Fold Them as a theme so I folded some of the papers just under the flower.

Thank you so much for your visit, and time as I know time is precious to all of us.
Saturday, 25 March 2017

RUDOLF CHALLENGE MARCH 2017............DT CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Today starts the Rudolf Challenge over at 


The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month.
The theme is Christmas as always, and it's a wonderful way to get some of your Christmas Cards made early.
There is usually a very fab prize that can be won also.

So here is what I came up with for my DT design.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used Hunkydory Rainbow Mirri for my matting.
I then stamped all round the edges with a stamp I bought from Hobbycraft a few years ago.
Can anyone spot the mistake ?
I then stamped my oval stamp that came as a freebie from the Stamping Magazine.
This was all done with my Misti, and Fired Brick DI.
Just added some felt holly leaves bought from the Works.

Thank you so much for your visit, and time.
I do hope you can join this super challenge.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 

 
Tuesday, 21 March 2017

OLIVIA OWL TRUG


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

It's a very busy week for me this week I have quite a few Birthday cards to make, I am also hosting the challenge over at my DT blog, and I am GD at Rudolf Challenge again on the 25th of the month.
So if I get bogged down and don't visit you please excuse me, but I will try, and keep things going if I can.

Now as I do like to join in just a few challenges that I support, and that's not too many as I can't remember where I have been sometimes if I do too many.
I know I can hear you saying keep a record, but I tried that, and it didn't work.
So with that in mind I made this yesterday for the Allsorts Challenge of which I have been very lucky.


This was a Kit I won over at the Allsorts Challenge, and it's from 
The Hobby House.
First time I have made one of these.
The dowling handle I painted with Starlight paint, and also the flowers too.
I made a small mistake on the milk cartons, and the holes for the string, but that was a learning curve.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
They really do make my day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.





I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

 
Monday, 20 March 2017

MINT BUTTERFLY EASEL CARD


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

May I welcome my 2 newest followers, and thank you so much for choosing to follow me.
I do hope you can visit as often as your time allows.

I do hope you had a good weekend, and the weather was lovely where ever you may live.

Today I have a card that I made for the Butterfly Challenge.
Just made this challenge with a day or so to spare again.
First of all I thought I didn't have any mint coloured card, but one night when I couldn't sleep with my RLS it came to me that I did have some Topsy Turvey card that had mint on the one side woo hoo.


This card was made with the Tattered Lace Broderie Anglaise Die I won on the Allsorts challenge recently.
I had to cut out the largest die in the set a few times to make the card a bit more sturdy.
The butterfly is a spellbinders one, and the flowers and foliage are Tattered Lace Mini Dies.

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. 
Thursday, 16 March 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT .......................HANDMADE OR DIE CUT FLOWERS


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

Today is the start of a new challenge over at 


It is the B Teams turn and I am the host for this fortnights challenge.
So I would like to see Handmade or Die Cut Flowers on your creations that you enter.
The challenge runs from 9. AM today till 6. PM Wednesday 29th of March.
We are a challenge that has no sponsors, but you could be one of the top 3 or 5 if chosen.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see my wonderful Team Friends creations.
So here is mine for our challenge, this card was inspired by Pam's wonderful card HERE.
I did not have her dies so this is my version.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I cut out the flowers in white card, and coloured them with Aqua Markers, and the layered them to acheive the lift to the flowers.

I have also decorated a box for this challenge.






I painted the box with Starlight Paints.
Then I decorated it with items from my stash.
I made the Rose and hand cut the leaves, and coloured them.

Thank you so much for your visit and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A BIRTHDAY CARD FOR MY NIECE


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

Well my family went home on Monday afternoon, and I have been doing the mundane things of washing ironing, cleaning, and shopping.
So hoping to catch up with comments today.

Tomorrow I will be posting my DT card for the next fortnights MAWTT challenge which I am hosting this time around.
So today I have a Birthday card I made for my Niece.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The card stock is Hunkydory.
The image is Hunkydory from their mirri collection. 
Used Sue Wilson's Banners Die, and the corners are TL, and also the beaded flourish is TL too.
Letters are a Xcut Die.
Happy Birthday TL Die also.

Thank you so much for your visits especially as I couldn't visit you over the last few days.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 11 March 2017

SPRING SHABBY CHIC CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors
.
Well my family arrived yesterday evening, and while I was waiting for them to arrive I managed to make a Spring Card for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge which I like to enter.
Now I had a slight mishap with my hot glue gun making this, and blistered the tip of my middle finger so typing is quite awkward for me at the mo.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The purple papers are from a Papermania pad I have had for ages.
The daffodil paper is a Cuddly Buddly download.
Flowers from my stash lacy doily is a TL Broderie Anglaise one which I won last week on the Allsorts Challenge.
Butterfly made from petals of a flower.

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





I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017

MONOCHROME CAS CARD


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
As I know time is very precious to all of us.

Made a quick CAS card yesterday with a Nbus stamp I have had for a couple of years.
Now I could never line this stamp up before I had my Misti so I am happy I could use it this time as I really like the design.



This is a 7"x5" tent style card I made.
The lacy  scalloped border stamp was a freebie stamp from a couple of years ago with a stamping magazine that a blog friend bought me.
This was stamped on some snippets of card.
So I will be off to join my Playground friends with this.
The flower in the centre was also from that same set.
Decided to do some doodling with a black pen also.
Sentiment was also a freebie from a recent magazine. 

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.





Tuesday, 7 March 2017

THANK YOU CARD WITH SPRING FLOWERS


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

Had a few busy days getting ready for family who are arriving on the weekend.
Just love it when they visit, but always feel very lonely when they have gone home again.
I expect some of you feel exactly the same too when your family visit that live away from you.

Today I have a card I made to enter the Allsorts challenge, now I have been extremely lucky in this challenge, and won some wonderful prizes  too.
 So here is my card for this weeks challenge.



This is a 8"x6" size tent card.
The image is from the Give it a Squeeze Feathered Friends CD.
The artist is Daphne Baxter.
Instead of doing a squeeze card I just decoupaged the spring flowers, and added black stones to the eyes of the Geese.

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





I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Friday, 3 March 2017

GRANDSON'S BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Tomorrow is my Grandson's 13th Birthday, and he is a goalie in his football team, but lately he has started to play Basket Ball.
So this is the card I came up with for his Birthday this year.



This is a 8"x7" size card .
I cut out the frame with Sue Wilson's Rectangle Die set, now I only have the B set so I used snippets left over from other projects to give me my inner frame.
The image is from the Internet, and so is the emojo basket balls inside.
Love how this one turned out.

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