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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. 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 3 Little Great Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 20 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, 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.