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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, 16 August 2018

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES......DT TEXTURE


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

It's time for another fortnights challenge over at 


Our lovely Hazel is your host for this challenge, and she would like to see Texture on your entries please.
The challenge runs till Wednesday the 29th of August and closes at 6PM.
We love to see your lovely, and varied entries, even though there is no prize only a chance to be in the top 3.
So here is what I made for my DT.
I bought a blank canvas ages ago to create something, and never got around to using it.
So I thought for this challenge it would be good to use it.


I painted the canvas with black gesso firstly, and then glued lots of different texture pieces to it.
There is a mixture of cardboard, leaves,crochet pieces, braid,flowers, stones, and wood on this, and then I painted it all with Starlight Paints, and then I used some bronze wax on top of it.

If you go over the the challenge blog you will see my fellow  B Team  very wonderful DT creations.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Thursday, 9 August 2018

MY BLOGS 6TH ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH


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

It's my blogs 6th Anniversary this month, and I can hardly believe how quick that time has gone.
To think I set up my blog amazes me as when I did it I was fairly new to computers.
So to celebrate my blog anniversary I have put lots of my followers who regularly visit, and make comments in a hat, and hubby drew a name out for me the name drawn out was Kath from the blog Plain and Simple.
So I would like to buy her a voucher of £25 where ever she would like me to buy it for her.
I will be doing similar draws with different vouchers throughout the remaining month.
So Kath if you let me know where you would like me to buy your voucher.

In the meantime here is a card I made for my Son who is a big fan of biscuits.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The biscuit die is a Tattered Lace one that comes with a charisma download.
I printed it off on photographic paper.
I think the biscuits look quite real don't you.
Die cut the Happy Birthday 4 times, and glued together to make it stand out more.
The son letters were snippets of letters cut out previously for other projects.

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

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

QUICK CARD MAKE.


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work. 

Internet behaving so far fingers crossed.
Today I have a quick card I made a while ago and haven't shown yet.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The images are from a MCS CD.
All the work is done for you all you do is print it off and attach it to your colour matting.
Just added some pearls to the lace that is in the design, and decoupaged the flowers.
Luckily I had just the right colour card to use as my matting as I think it goes so well with it.

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, 7 August 2018

RUDOLF DAYS.......FOR JULY IN AUGUST.


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Still having lots of Internet drop outs so I haven't been posting just in case I can't get to comment, but as the Rudolf Days Challenge is ending tonight, and touch wood the Internet is working at the moment so here is my entry into the challenge as July was not my month for my DT card.
The Challenge is running late this time because Maureen was on holiday.

So here is what I made a quick card made with lots of Snippets.



This card is a 6"x4" tent style card.
I recently made wedding cards, and boxes for my sister, and had lots of the pearlised snippets left over to make this card.
The image is from the Internet.
Edged the image with a blue sharpie pen.
Added some Crafters Companion Clear Sparkle Pen to the trees and snow, but it doesn't show in the photo.
Die cut a small poinsettia in the white pearlised card, and some snowflakes.
A quick and simple card to make.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-rudolph-days-challengea-little.html 
Wednesday, 1 August 2018

POPPIES TAG


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

We have been having Internet problems in my town it just kept dropping out, and you did not know when it was going to happen.
At first we thought it was just us till a engineer told us it was happening all over the town, and they were working on it.
Also not been too well hence my lack of posts.
I think it was the heat that got to me as I'm not good too good when it's too hot.

So this morning I had an idea for the Allsorts Challenge, and this is what I made.


The tag I cut out by hand out of a snippet of white card, and it measures 8"x4".
I sprayed my tag with Tattered Angels mica sprays in yellow, orange, and green.
Then I had drew the stems of the poppies.
The poppies were from a MCS CD, and I just added some red colour with a Sharpie pen and glued them on the stems.
I drew the grass with a green sharpie pen, and then cut my leaves out by hand from some snippets of green card, and glued them on too.
Finally I added some of Wendy's butterflies she makes, and some ribbon.
For the Butterfly Challenge I have used Ferrari Red, and flowers.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Saturday, 21 July 2018

40th BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

I now have a black and blue little toe because I caught it in the supermarket trolley this week, and my did I see stars when I did it.
My Daughter said do you want to go to the hospital, but I think it's only sprained, and feeling slightly better now.
Still hobbling a little though. 

Today I have a card I made for a colleague at my Daughter's works.
So hence the inside with lots of post cards for them all to sign.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers, and the image are all Hunkydory, and also the postcards I made out the Hunkydory little book.
Ran out of the yellow card so I had to do a verse tag with a snippet of cream card.
Butterflies made with a die I won on the Butterfly Challenge just drew around the die and cut out a blank base for the butterfly, and added some stamens for the antenna.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/week-476477-flowers-all-over.html 
Thursday, 19 July 2018

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES.............DT CARD ....WILD ANIMALS


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge over at 
It's the B Teams turn again, and the lovely Debbie our new member of the B Team is hosting this challenge, and she would like to see Wild Animals on your entries please.
The Challenge runs from today till Wednesday 1st of August and closes at 6PM on that day.
No sponsors for the challenge, but we love to see what you create, and you could be picked as one of the top 3.
So here is what I made for my DT card.





This is a Z fold card I made.
I used the Sheena Douglas inking technique with Aqua Pens and glycerin for my background.
I used a paint brush with some of the same colour, and swiped it gently to create the clouds on the sun and sky.
This is the first time I have done this, and was so pleased with the result.
I had lots of disasters creating this firstly my Sun mask stuck to the scene, so I had to cover it with a punched out one, and lots of other bits I managed to make good.
The stamps used were a freebie from the Creative Stamping Magazine.
I stamped the Elephants with Black Archival Ink, and the Giraffes with Potting Soil Archival Ink, and then water coloured them with the Aqua Pens.
This didn't work well on the Elephants so I stamped them on some grey snippets of card.
The Giraffes were also stamped onto snippets of card then I fussy cut them out and applied them to the scene I created.

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

Friday, 13 July 2018

WENDY'S F/BOOK SKETCH CHALLENGE CARD


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.


Here is a card I made for Wendy's sketch challenge on F/Book.





This is a 6"x6" size card.
I had been after the Appl Blossom card kit since seeing it advertised in my stamping magazine.
Hubby was having one of his no spend times so I was having to sit on my hands, and bite my nails as I really wanted this.
A good blog friend suggested buying in the supermarket with my shopping,
so he wouldn't know, but every time I looked there was none to be had.
Till last week I spotted one right at the back of a shelf.
So my card is my version of Wendy's sketch from the Apple Blossom kit.
Stamped the flowers with izink ink, and used a Crafters Companion glitter pen on them, and of course the butterflies are from Wendy our team leader.
The pale card is actually a very light peach card which looks cream in the photo, and is the other side of the orange card.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I am always so happy to read your lovely comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY 
Wednesday, 11 July 2018

DIORAMA GARDEN CARD


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Yesterday, and today is much cooler in my part of Kent, so glad of that as I'm not good with too much heat it makes me so tired.

Today I have a Diorama card to show so I think this will come into the category for the Allsorts Challenge.



This card works out to be about 5.50"x 5.50" in size.
It was a kit from Hunkydory, and decoupaged under the acetate window.
I just added my tent style card to the back for somewhere to put your greetings.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

3 APERTURES CARD


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

Also a welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

 Wendy our team leader on the MAWTT has a sketch challenge on F/Book every week, and I try my best to enter most weeks if I can and if  you win she sends you some lovely prizes.
You can join in by visiting her blog HERE
So my card today is the one I made for last weeks challenge. 


  
This is a 7"x7" size card.
Te papers are from Creative Crafting World and were a freebie with the C&C craft club.
I die cut the apertures with John Lockwood's Mini Tags die.
Used some non shed glitter card my sister sent me underneath.
Butterflies were made by Wendy our team leader.
Used dark grey card for my matting.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and comment.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 
Tuesday, 3 July 2018

CASTLE RUINS ON THE HILL


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

Also a welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Now at the beginning of the year I promised myself I would use more of my stamps as I subscribe to the Creative Stamping Magazine, and I get lots of stamps with each issue.
Last month I received the stamps I used in this card, and thought they would be excellent to use for the Allsorts Challenge this week.
So I created this scene card, and am very happy with how it turned out.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
Now I hope this fits the theme as I thought the little deer looked like a baby one.
Made a mistake as I should have stamped the deer first, and then masked it off to create the scene so I went with fussy cutting it out and adding after.
I inked dusted my sky and grass, but wasn't happy with the grass result so I water coloured it with inks and water.
I also water coloured the deer, and the tree too.
Stamped some clouds in white, and the flock of birds with London Fog Ink.
I used the London Fog for the castle ruins too.
Grasses were stamped with lots of different colour greens.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

 
Monday, 2 July 2018

MINI PHOTO ALBUM


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Today I thought I would show you a Mini Album I made for our Team Leader Wendy's Birthday in May.
I know she travels from Spain quite often to the UK to visit her family so I thought I would make her this Album to carry around her photos of her family.







The cover of this Album is 3.25"
and the pages are 3"
This is made out of 2 sheets of 12x12 paper which is more like light card stock.
You will find lots of tutorials on UTube for these.
The flower on the front is made from paper clay and I painted it with mica paints, and rubbed some silver wax on the edges.
I love making these little Albums they are so useful.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Every visit, and comment is very much appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 
 
Sunday, 1 July 2018

FOOTBALL CARD


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Family have gone home now, and it's time for sorting out and washing bed linen used.
We always miss them so much after they go  and the bungalow feels empty again for a while.
They always bring their little dog with them too, and as I am very fond of dogs, and used to have them when I was much younger it's lovely.
Hubby is not too keen on dogs though.

As the footy is still on for a while I thought I would show you a card I made for my BIL for his Birthday.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The football image is from Craftsuprint.
I decoupaged the football in the net, and the football boots.
Just went with a lime green backing card to go with the image, and stamped Happy Birthday inside.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
It's very much appreciated .
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 29 June 2018

WEDDING CARD AND BOX


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

Also a big welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

I have family visiting  so sorry if I haven't been able to visit just managing to do my DT comments at the moment.
Just thought I would pop on , and explain why.
While here I thought I would show you the other wedding card I made for my sister to give her Granddaughter.




This is a 8"x8" size card, and box I made to fit it.
I used Tattered Lace Shabby offset Die for the large tag.
Meade a pocket for the tag to slot in.
The lace is from E Bay.
The organza flowers are from Hobbycraft.
The ivy is a die from Sheena Douglas.
Just sprayed the card with Tattered Angels spray to get the glitz and colour then inked through the die to get the veins of the leaf with Memento Northern Pine Ink.

Service will be back to normal on Sunday hope fully. LOL

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I always appreciate every visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 25 June 2018

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE JUNE 2018......DT CARD


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

Also a welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Sorry I haven't managed to visit this last couple of days after the mammoth task of the photo taking, and posting of my memory album I have been having trouble with the top of my spine, and this affects my right hand, and using my mouse.
I have tried to use my left, but I just can't seem to do that.

Well it's the 25th of the month, and time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at Scrappymo's blog HERE
This month it's my turn for the DT card.
The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
Maureen offers a lovely prize to the winner too, and it all adds to your cards made for Christmas which is a good thing of course.
So onto my DT card which was a quickie this month because of my commitment to the Memory Album.

  
This is a 6"x6" size card.
The glitter card came from the pound shop, and the Christmas hats from The Works, the stamped sentiments were from a some stamps I bought from The Works quite a few years ago, and they were £1 for 9 stamps, and they are brilliant to use too. 
What a bargain.
The stamps were stamped with memento Lady Bug ink.  

As always thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.  
Saturday, 23 June 2018

GRAPHIC 45 LADIES DIARY MEMORY ALBUM FOR MY DAUGHTER'S 50TH BIRTHDAY


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

Also welcome to anyone who just pops by to look at my work.

Now you may want to make a cuppa to drink while looking at this as there are about 30 pictures. 
Sorry there was so much interactive  pages to photograph.
Here goes.

  Front Cover

 Spine of the Album

 Back Cover

 The Ribbon closing it.

 Front inside cover sorry about the clip holding it open it just wouldn't stay open to photograph.

 Front of 1st page I made it a waterfall with pictures of my Daughter when she was young.

 Back of 1st page.

 Front of 2nd page.

 Pull out picture mount on page 2.

 Back of page 2.

 This opens up to reveal the next part.


 Pictures slot inside.

 My Daughter and her fiance.

 Front of 3rd page.

 Back of 3rd page which pulls out like this.

 with pictures on both sides.


 The other side of the pull out page.

 Front of page 4 picture of my Granddaughter when she was a child and another side slot for a picture.


 Back of page 4.
The picture to the left is my Granddaughter, and her family.
The picture in the pocket to the right is me my Dad and my 2 sisters celebrating my Dad's 90th Birthday.
I am the one in the white blouse.
Sadly my Dad passed away 3 years later.

 Front of page 5 which opens up like the next photo.


 There is also a picture mount slotted in between the page.

 Back of page 5 which has picture mounts slotted into the page as shown in the next picture.

 This is it opened.

Excuse my thumb in the picture it was the only way to take the picture.

 This is it opening up.

 Last picture of back cover with a folder of Great Grand Parents.

This was a blank Heartfelt Creations Album in Kraft colour.
One thing I soon learnt as this was my first such album actually after I did the first page.
Reinforce your pages as they bend with all the flip outs and such.

Phew this was a marathon to make, and show.
Hope you like it.

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