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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.
Friday, 16 February 2018

A CARD MADE FROM WENDY'S SKETCH ON F/BOOK


Hi and a big warm welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

Also a big warm welcome to anyone who just chances on here to view my work.

Now Wendy who is our team leader on the MAWTT Challenge sets a sketch challenge on Facebook every week on her craft page so I really wanted to enter this week and more if I get chance.

Here is what I created out of her sketch which I am quite pleased with.  One of those cards you want to do a happy dance after making.



This is the sketch.

 
This is a 8"x8" size card.
I made the background a while back when using Izink inks and this is what I created with mopped up inks.
Today I spritzed it with a Tattered Angels Mica Spray to give it a sheen.
Then I cut out my apertures, and added some Snippets of coloured card from my snippets box.
The JND flowers and leaves were also made from snippets.
The lovely trellis die cuts in the middle of the ovals came from JND's Sandwich box die, and was cut out of the pieces of the apertures.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 15 February 2018

DARNELL'S TWOFER CHALLENGE # NO 2


Hi and a big warm welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

Also a big warm welcome to anyone that just happens upon my blog, don't be shy your comment is always appreciated.

On the 10th of this month Darnell started her 2nd Twofer Challenge.
this runs to the 24th of Feb, and results are posted on the 30th of the month.


So here is my entry.





The sizes of these are 6"x6" and 5"x7".
Now the one on the right is quite CAS for me, and as anyone who knows me I struggle with CAS as I love embellishments.
They are both stamped with a freebie heart stamp from the Creative Stamping Magazine this month.
I used Memento Lady Bug ink and my Misti to stamp with. 

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

I would like to enter these into the following challenges. 
https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/twofer-card-challenge-2.html 
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

4"x4" MINI VALENTINE'S ALBUM


Hi, and a big warm welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.
Also a big warm welcome to anyone who just pops in to have a look at my work.

Made this 4"x4" Valentine's Album this morning for my DH ready for tomorrow.
Sorry it's rather picture heavy.

 Front cover.

 Front cover with ribbon done up.

Inside front part.

 Inside back part.

 Back cover.

The cover of this is 4.25" in size.
Made with a Snippets of  grey board from the back cover of a water colour pad.
The paper was Snippets left over from a valentine's card I made for the mawtt challenge. 
The ribbon is also a Snippet.
The inside pages are 4" made out of a folded piece of 12"x12" red card. 
The lovely images in the pockets and on the covers were given to me as a part of a lovely prize from Janice of
http://createdbyjan.blogspot.co.uk/ 
If you have the time it's well worth a visit to her blog as she makes such wonderful creations. 
I matted the images inside on more Snippets of white card.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
It means such a lot to me that you like what I have created.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/week-454-love-is-in-air.html 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

CHERRIES AND CUPCAKE BIRTHDAY CARD


Hi, and a big warm welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.
Also a big warm welcome to anyone just popping to look at my work.

I do hope your weekend is going well, and you are having nice weather where ever you may live.
It's been sunny, and quite warm today in my part of Kent well at least a lot warmer than it has been.

About a week ago my Daughter wanted a card for her works to give to a colleague, and she wanted it with cherries on, and it was wanted for the next day now she looked for one while we were food shopping, but with no hope of that I said I have just the right paper on a CD, and I'll make you one, and you can pick it up on your way to work tomorrow.
So I made this card in about an hour for her.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers, and the image came from Cupcake Crafting CD Tumble Tizzy Pastime Collections.
This was bought very cheap from Creative Crafting World.
I used my Paper Boutique Doily Die for the doily.
Silver mirri card form Hunkydory.
Just added some glitter to the top of the cupcake icing.

Thank you so much for your precious time, and wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 9 February 2018

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE...94 SPIN THE WHEEL WITH THE LETTER C


Hi, and a warm welcome to all my craft loving, and talented friends.
Also a warm welcome to any visitors that may just pop by. 

Weather still cold at the mo.
I do hope you are all looking forward to the weekend.

Finished my entry for the Butterfly Challenge lunchtime so I thought I would post this as soon as I could.
There is a new formula this time around, and you have to choose from the wheel that is on the challenge.
I chose Cornflower Blue and checks at least I hope it is Cornflower Blue, and of course a Butterfly or Butterflies.







This is a 6" x5" size card when folded flat except for the Butterflies which makes it slightly taller.
I got the idea from a lady on C&C yesterday, but mine is slightly different.
I used snippets of paper on this and inked the edges with Brilliance Ink Pearl Ice Blue which was the nearest to cornflower blue I could find.
Stamped the sentiment with Izink Petrole and this stays wet enough to heat emboss with Silver Pearl Embossing powder.
Tried it with the Ice Blue and it came out white pearl.
The butterfly border is cut from Snippets, and you can buy it from the Ducks DooDahs website, and was very cheap, the link is on my sidebar.
I also inked those with Brilliance Ink.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Still having probs with my back so commenting in stages as I don't want a recurrence of my slipped disc.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Wednesday, 7 February 2018

JOHN LOCKWOOD'S SANDWICH BOX AND CARD


Hi, and a big welcome to all my craft loving, and talented friends.
Also a big welcome to any visitors just looking in. 

The weather is so cold at the moment so I do hope you are all keeping warm.
It did warm up slightly with some sun yesterday morning, but that disappeared by lunchtime.

Last week I bought John Lockwood's Sandwich Box Die, and yesterday evening was the first time I could play with it.
Not entirely happy with the result as I made a few mistakes, but you learn by your mistakes.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
For the box I had the idea of putting masking tape behind silver mirri card and embossing it with the lattice part of the die, and then fitting it into the back of the cut out lattice part. 
That was quite fiddly and not that happy with the result.
I also made a mistake with the hinge of the box a lesson learnt for next time.
I wouldn't use mirri card again either as it picks up lots of dusty bits which I didn't notice till I took the photos.

Forgot to say the mirri card used for the inlay of the box was Snippets so I will join my playground friends with this.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time it is sooooooooo! appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-319.html 
Monday, 5 February 2018

GRANDSON'S BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Well it was snowing first thing this morning, but as I type this there is some beautiful sunshine out there.
It does make one feel a lot warmer to see the sunshine after so many dull and wet days.
I do hope it's the same wherever you may live.

Today I have a card I made for my Grandson who turned 19 last week.
Oh my how time does fly I remember looking after him when he was little before he went to school. 



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I decided to use more of my stamps this year to make cards, as I subscribe to Creative Stamping magazine and every month you get so many wonderful stamps with their issues.
The ones I used were Sheena Douglas ones that came last month with the magazine, and an old Grandson one I had from years ago.
Used iZink to stamp with.
Kept the card quite flat for postage.
No dies were harmed on this project.LOL

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

 
Saturday, 3 February 2018

RUGBY BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope you are having a great weekend.

Now as the Rugby starts today, and hubby is sat watching it so I thought I would show you a card I made for my Granddaughter's Hubby.
He is a sports teacher in a school, and played Rugby in Uni.
So this card I made for his Birthday which was back in October last year.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I found the image on the Internet, and then I made the backing paper on my 3D2 CD from the image.
I decoupaged the image of the rose found some images of a Rugby Ball and Boots on another CD.
His name I die cut 3 times and glued together to make it stand out better.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 1 February 2018

A VERSON ON A TYPE OF Z FOLD CARD...FOR MY SON


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

Sorry I have a 2nd post today as I wanted to join the Allsorts Challenge this week.

Now when you see what I have been working on you will understand why the top of my spine was playing up.
There was lot of crafting involved in this I can tell you, and I made some silly mistakes too that took me a while to rectify, but now I am so happy with the results.
I have used my my fave Graphic 45 papers for this as I do love their designs.

I saw a Kathy Clement's U Tube video and I do love her work so this is my version of her work. 
HERE is a link to the U Tube video.









The base of this card is a 8"x8" size.
Now I made a mistake and mine wouldn't stand up so I put a tent style back on mine.
The papers are all Graphic 45.
The images are from the Hunkydory USB, and the post card is a MCS image.

Thank you so much for your visit, and all the wonderful comments you make it really thrills me to know you like my work.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-452-old-favourites.html 

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT...LOVE/ ST VALENTINES/ WEDDING/ ENGAGEMENT/ ETC


Hi and welcome to all my talented friends and visitors.

I am having a few problems with the top of my spine again so it may take me a little longer to visit everyone.
Thank you so much for your patience.

Today is the starts of a New Challenge over at 
This fortnight it's the turn of the B Team, and the lovely Jackie is our host, and she would like to see creations with 
Love/ St Valentines/ Wedding/ Engagement/ Etc.
The challenge runs from today till Wednesday the 14th of February 2018 and closes at 6PM.
Please try, and pop along to see what my lovely Team Mates have created, and enter if you can.
Sorry there are no prizes, but you may be chosen as one of the Top 3. 
Here is my DT card.



This card is a 7"x5" tent style card I made.
The papers are from the works a 12x12 size pad.
The white background paper is the reverse side of the paper.
I added a pocket and a tag which I stamped the word love, a heart, and red lips on.
Lastly I added some flowers, and leaves.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 28 January 2018

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE 93......X IS FOR EXTRA FOLD AND THE COLOUR PEACOCK


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 all.
It's dull and damp in my part of Kent at the moment.

Yesterday I decided to get cracking on my Butterfly Challenge entry as I do like to enter if I can.
Now the colour Peacock was a challenge too.
Decided to go with a Z Fold card again for the extra fold.



2 Different views of this card.
I knew I had that lovely big butterfly with the colour Peacock on that my sister bought me.
Then I remembered some mirri card which I thought was the same colour.
To make sure the colour was right I also used a waste snippet die cut to ink through to give me the look of stamped leaves. 
The doily was cut from snippets, and also the leaves were too.
Finally I stamped a verse from a freebie stamp with Ocean iZink dye ink on more snippets, and mounted it on more snippets of silver mirri card.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 25 January 2018

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE...................JANUARY 2018


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

My legs have been playing up, and I have not been sleeping too well, and kept falling asleep every time I tried to use my computer perhaps I should try that at night when I can't sleep. LOL. 

Today is the start of the first 
 RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE of the year over at 
SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG .
Now this month isn't my turn to post a DT card, but I always post a card to remind you all, and as Maureen says I can enter my card on the months I'm not on the DT so here is my card.

  

This is a 8"x8" size card.
The centre is from a re-cycled card I had the year before last, and didn't want to throw it away.
Just added some Crafters Companion Pearl Sparkly Diamond Spray on it to make it lustre which doesn't show up too well on the blog.
I used my Crafters Companion Embossing folder again.
The blue glitter card is non shed from the pound shop.
Finally I made my flowers, and added some pearly snowflakes.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/january-2018-rudolph-days-challenge.html 
https://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/embossing-dry-or-heat.html 
Monday, 22 January 2018

DARNELL'S TWOFER CHALLENGE


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

I have just managed to make 2 cards for DARNELL'S TWOFER CHALLENGE 
 which closes on the 24th of this month.
I am quite late with these, but still in time thank goodness.
Just couldn't think of a design to use till tonight, and then I am not really happy with these.


These are both 6"x6" in size.
The feather stamps were a freebie from a craft magazine.
Used IZINKS, DOI, Memento Inks on these.

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

I would like to enter these into the following challenges. 
 


 
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Z FOLD.......BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Still a wet, dull, and very cold weekend here in my part of Kent.

I suppose I am lucky I don't live in the North of the Country as some have snow.
We did think about moving to Scotland years ago as we love it there, but thought it would be too much of a journey for our large family to visit. 
My Great Grandad on my Dad's side was born in Scotland so it does hold a special place in heart.

Now I do like to try something new every now, and then, and thought I haven't made a Z Fold card yet.
So as my DIL Birthday is looming this is my version of a Z Fold Card.



2 different views of this card .
I made the card 7.5" in Height, and 14" in width out an A3 piece of card.
Did my folds at 4", 3", which left a base card of  7" when folded.
Then I matted it with CE Blush card.
Finally I did a Matt layer of paper from The Paper Boutique Blooming Lovely paper pad which was a C&C club gift.
I cut out some of the roses and decoupaged them, and added some pearls.
Put a border of butterflies cut out of H/D Rose Gold Mirri card. 
Made a pocket for a tag with Happy Birthday on.
I just so happened to have the right colour ribbon too.

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/2018/01/week-451-butterflies-and-word-about.html
Saturday, 20 January 2018

BACK TO A CHRISTMAS CARD AGAIN


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

What a miserable start to the weekend here in my part of Kent.
Raining and so dull at the moment.

Starting to feel much better, and the coughing is going away thank goodness.
I tell you I spend a lot of my time in the house, but I think I was getting stir crazy at not being able to go out because of that cough.
Did manage to go to my Granddaughter Birthday meal at a restaurant thank goodness, as I thought I wouldn't be able to go, and she would have been so disappointed, as her and her brother always invite both lots of Grand Parents to their Birthday meals.

Well back to this post, and I have yet another Christmas card I made before Christmas, and haven't been able to show as yet.



This is a 8"x8" size card, and as many of you may know one of my fave sizes.
I matted my card with some Christmas paper with poinsettias on.
Then I again used my Crafters Companion embossing folder on the white layer.
Before I embossed the front I cut out a circle aperture, and after embossing it I cut out the Tattered Lace Holly frame from my last Christmas card, and glued it inside around the aperture.
Finished it of with some beads, ribbon bow, and some small poinsettias I made from a Robert Addams die I won on the Snippets playground a few years ago.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
 https://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/embossing-dry-or-heat.html
Thursday, 18 January 2018

GRANDDAUGHTER'S 10th BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Today is my youngest Granddaughter's Birthday and she is 10 today.
Now her name is Hanna which was my mother's middle name, and Hannah was given my name of Jennifer as her middle name.
She is very much like me and loves to craft, and also loves bling too, and girly things.
She also loves Pugs, and Long Haird 
Chihuahuas dogs too so this is the card I made her.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The lovely Raspberry paper is from The Paper Boutique, and  was a C&C craft club gift.
I just love the gorgeous colour. 
The image of the Chihuahua in the cup is from the Internet, and I decoupaged the cup.
Now when I finished the card I looked at it and my sentiment wasn't straight so I had to do another sentiment, and put more bling around it to cover up the old one.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

SNOWMAN IMAGE CHRISTMAS CARD


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

I made this Christmas card before Christmas, and never got to show it due to me being ill.
So I thought I would post it today.
I have a few more I made also to show  over the next few weeks.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The image of the snowman is a Hunkydory one, and I added some snow to the image.
The holly frame is a Tattered Lace one which I die cut 3 times, and glued together to make it stand out.
The silver glitter card is from the pound shop and it's brilliant as it doesn't shed glitter.
Red beads came from the bits left over from my Christmas wreaths.
Wooden snowflakes bought at Sainsbury's last year, and glittered.

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/2018/01/week-450-no-patterned-papers.html 
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE..............O IS FOR ONE LAYER AND ULTRA PINK


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

Had a really bad day yesterday was so tired from lots of coughing throughout the night and day I just wanted to sleep all the time in between the coughing bouts.
I am on my third week of this coughing, and I feel like it's never going to end.
In any rate enough of my complaining as there are some people a lot worse off than me, but it does help sometimes to have a moan.

Later in the evening I did manage to play for a short while with my John Lockwood media plates again so I can join the Butterfly Challenge which I haven't managed to do for a few of the challenges lately.


This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used memento inks to ink up my media plate then I used a feather to give it some texture.
Lastly I stamped some butterflies, and a wave sentiment that was a freebie stamp form a craft mag. 
A very quick card to make.

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. 
Saturday, 13 January 2018

GRANDDUAGHTER'S BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope you are having a lovely weekend.

When I went to see John Lockwood demoing in November last year my Daughter bought me his media plates while there, well with all that was going on before Christmas, and being ill I had no time to play with them.
This I rectified this week, and made my Granddaughter's card with them.
I hope you like my effort as I only have old pigment inks, and not the izinks yet.



This is a tent style card I made.
The size is 7.5"x6.5".
I used my oval media plate to make the centre panel, and then heat embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder.
I used the Crafts Too Mariposa cut, and embossing folder, and ran my Versa Color blue pigment ink over the embossed part, and then used my silver pearl embossing powder, and heat embossed it.
I then cut fussy cut around the edges of the embossing folder design.
Next I sprayed the whole of the embossing  folder design with Crafters Companion Sparkle Pearl Diamond spray.
I then added some die cut butterflies which I cut out in white, and used the blue pigment ink, and embossing powder on.
This I also did to the flowers.

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments they are very much appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-450-no-patterned-papers.html 
Thursday, 11 January 2018

PINK STAMPED CARD WITH NEW FREEBIE STAMPS


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

I made this card with some new free stamps that came with a craft magazine.
This I sent to a lady in the Netherlands because she won my prize on the Christmas MAWTT Challenge. 
I wanted to keep it quite flat for the postage. 



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I stamped my flowers with Versa Mark water mark ink pad
I then heat embossed my background
flowers with Sea Foam White embossing powder.
Then I inked it all with Worn Lipstick DOI.
I stamped another flower and leaves then I inked them too, and cut them out for the centre.

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.
 
Wednesday, 10 January 2018

WEDDING CARD BOX AND BAG


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

Was asked to make a wedding card, box, and bag for the beginning of December for my Daughter's Fiance's Nephew.

The bridesmaids were wearing Maroon now this posed me a big problem as I had no flowers in that colour that I could think of, neither did I have that colour card in my stash, and as I like incorporate that colour somewhere in my wedding cards I suddenly remembered I had some seam binding ribbon that colour so I made my flowers out of that.
Hope you like my design it was a pig to photograph though,





This is a 8"x8" size card, box, and bag I made to fit.
I made my bag a little larger than I usually do  so they could put all their wedding cards in it.
I used Ivory Pearlised card as the bride was wearing Ivory.

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