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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 April 2017

I SPY B FOR BOOK OF BUTTERFLIES CARD


Hi to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

Feeling back to normal now, and went out yesterday to have my hair cut, and my toe nails cut and painted for my Granddaughter's wedding on the 6th of May.
I still have to make her wedding card ooooaaahhh.
She has chosen Peach for the Bridesmaids, and I really have had problems finding Peach card, and Peach things, not a popular colour at the mo.

Right I have just finished my card to enter the Allsorts Challenge.
This time it's I Spy something beginning with B so I have used a Nbus book stamp I have had for quite a while, and then I stamped butterflies on the pages.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by inking my white matting card with Colour Cloud Rose Blush ink.
Then I stamped some butterflies very lightly onto it, and used a white gel pen to make the dots. 
I stamped out my book 4 times for the pages, and then coloured them with the same colour cloud ink and white gel pen for the dots.
I stamped some butterflies to the pages with Memento Rose Bud Ink.
Just realised I should have put a black matt under the pink matting.
It's funny how you only realise it when you are putting it on the blog.

Thank you 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/2017/04/week-412-i-spy.html 
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.