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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.
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.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018

GRANDDAUGHTER BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Next week, and the following couple of weeks I have a mountain of Birthdays to make for.
These include my eldest Granddaughter who is 31 this year, and my youngest Granddaughter who is 10 this year.
They have Birthdays 3 days apart from each other.

Then I remembered that I hadn't shown this card I made for my Daughter to give her little Granddaughter last July.
So I thought I would post it today.
Now my little Great Granddaughter Ellie loves Fairies, and Princesses so I knew this would be appropriate. 
By the way this image looks a lot like her.




This is a 8"x8" size card.
.This comes as a kit from the Pink Gem website, and your print it off, and I have added some of my things from my stash.
I also decoupaged the little girl, and her wings, and also her sleeves so it stands out.
 
Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

 
Sunday, 7 January 2018

CHRISTMAS CARD FOR A HUSBAND


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

Still coughing so much that I can't sleep, and if that's not playing me up my RLS is too.
Still I shouldn't grumble as there are people far worse off than me.

So before we get too much into the New Year I thought I had better show this card I was asked to make for a persons Husband.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I embossed some pearlised card with a Crafters Companion embossing folder.
The Christmas calender is from the Pink Gem website.
I die cut the letters for husband 3 times out of Snippets, and glued them together to make them stand out.
The holly was die cut out of Snippets too, and I added a few peel offs for the berries.

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.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/pixies-snippets-playground-weeks-315.html 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT ........................FLOWERS


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

Well I spoke too soon about  feeling better the last few days I have had a racking cough and it's  making me feel sick all the time just know it's going to start when I get a tickle in my throat nights are as bad too.
Now I have lost my voice from all the coughing
I tell you this is one nasty virus so big hugs to those suffering also.

So today it's the B Teams turn to start off 2018 first challenge of the year over at
The theme chosen by our lovely Beckie is Flowers.
You have until 6.00 PM on Wednesday the 17th of Jan to enter.
Please pop over to the blog to see the lovely creations that my fellow team friends have created.
So here is what I made for my DIL Birthday a bit of a quick card this one as her Birthday was on the 30th Dec, and I wasn't feeling like crafting at all.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used some Hunkydory card stock and images to make this.
The lovely big butterfly was a present from my sister.

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

BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD AND BOX


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope you all had a super festive season, and for those of you that were not well over Christmas big gentle hugs.
I am just getting over mine, and feeling a lot more energetic now thank goodness.

Before Christmas I was asked to make quite a few special cards for people, and as I can never say no to anyone here is one of them.







 This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to match.
Papers are from the Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD.
I sprayed them with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle Pearl Diamond spray which unfortunately doesn't show up on the blog.
Now a tip I found out is you can print on glossy photo paper and spray it with the spray and it looks lovely.
Obviously wait for the photo paper to
to rest for a little before doing this.

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