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. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. 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.

Saturday 25 November 2017


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

I am back today with my last GD for the Rudolf Challenge of this year.
The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month over at 
and as always, it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
One entry per person.
Iwould also like to thank Maureen for having me as one of her DT this year I have enjoyed my year with all the other very talented people who were her DT over this year.
I have also enjoyed looking at the very super creations entered by all you talented people out there.
So I was busy making things for the Bazaar, and came up with this idea of a larger wreath after seeing smaller ones on U Tube being made by One Very Happy Bird. HERE

This is my idea of a larger one.

As you can see I made the smaller ones also.
My idea was to cut out some card in a wreath shape a few times, and glue it together.
Then I bound the card with cheap ribbon.
Next I made up lots of the beaded pipe cleaner shapes as the tutorial, and hot glued them to the ribbon wreath front, back, inside, and outside, and then decorate as you wish.
This takes about 2 hours to make, and I used the beaded Christmas Decorations for mine as you get loads, and they are really cheap.

Thank you so much for your visit, and I do hope you have the time to join us in this last challenge of the year.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


meg said...

Fantastic wreath in a wreath Jenny, lovely idea to hang the smaller one from the ribbon trim, beautiful work, lovely to see something new and exciting

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning wreath I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

This looks gorgeous Jenny, such a clever idea. Bet this lovely wreath is snapped up very quickly!
Happy weekend.

Christine Harrop said...

Such a lovely handmade decorative wreath Jenny. Gosh, you are certainly having a busy time at the moment! Take care of yourself though. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy L said...

This is a wonderful make Jenny, xxx

Aquarius said...

Loving the wreath, clever idea and thanks for the reminder about Rudolph Days - hopefully my snippets card for tomorrow will cover Rudolph as well!!

Sarah said...

This is outstanding Jenny, the traditional colours make it all the more so and I love the little one as a centrepiece xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, This is 'darling', I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jean said...

Hi Jenny, what a lovely wreath, I love the traditional colours and the little hanger inside.
Jean x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous wreath this is!! I love the smaller one inside the larger one!! The little Santa is so cute!! Beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Kathleen said...

Beautiful creation Jenny, love the use of the pipe cleaners and all the lovely pearls, the small one is so cute.
RD still not showing on my dash board.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jenny, I'm sure it will be snapped up at the fair. Love the little Santa in the centre :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Aquarius said...

Hi Jenny - can't find the page to post my card for Rudolph Days challenge

scrappymo! said...

Hi jenny...Love this pretty wreath! Loving the beads you worked in and the wee Santa in the center!

Sorry I am so late with the challenge. Did not have it ready to go and cracked a molar that required a crown and then found out the pain i thought was just from the tooth was actually Oral Shingles. I now have medication to help lesson the shingles symptoms but am on strong painkillers. So strong that i forgot to get the post up in time as have just been sleeping!

Sorry to leave you with everyone's questions about the late challenge.!

LesleyG said...

What a fabulous wreath Jenny! Looks like I'll have to have a go at one of these too! Happy RDay! xxx

Lynne said...

A gorgeous wreath Jenny, it must have taken ages altogether. I don't think I'd have your patience :) x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat een schitterende krans
Groetjes Gerrie

Sally H said...

That is so beautiful, Jenny! I love it! Such a lovely idea x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jenny beautifully made ornament, lovely traditional colours, it will grace any tree, Kate x

MaryH said...

What a clever project, and how festive. Enjoyed reading how you created this pretty Christmas wreath. The pipe cleaner texture looks so velvety, and touchable. I love the bright traditional colors and your decorations on the wreath are quite adorable. Love that you made mini-s of this - you have been one busy lady with lots of irons in the fire. Hope you're getting a little time out to rest and not overdo. TFS & Hugs too.

Barb said...

Your wreath is stunning Jenny. What a lovely decoration for Christmas as I'm sure it will be a popular seller on your stall. I'm so impressed with the way you've added all the little berries. I get in such a mess if I have to add more than 3 together! Barbxx

Cara said...

This is so effective, I love the traditional colours x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely fabby teamie and i have enjoyed very much looking at all your wonderful creations this year.

Muppet features me, forgot all about it, even though I had made 2 cards, but i do have a good excuse, we finally exchanged on our old house and are hoping to complete this Friday - to say it's been trying is an under statement, as this should have happened at least 6 weeks ago, Luv Sam x

Carol L said...

This is such a wonderful Christmas creation and I love the tiny wreath within the larger one! The detail work looks amazing and it's so pretty too!

Greta said...

Wow--so creative, unique & beautiful!

Liz said...

I love this, such a fantastic idea. Super design with the small wreath inside the big one. xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
This is utterly stunning! Brilliant idea and will make a lovely door decoration.
Best wishes.
Ang x