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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.
Thursday, 18 July 2019

WEDDING CARD AND BOX


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

Sorry I have been missing for so long as you know I have a large family with lots of cards to make for, either Birthdays or Anniversaries, and also ones my family want for themselves to give.
So today I have a Wedding card and box I made fro my Daughter's fiance's Nephew.




This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
The bridesmaids wore grey so I used grey pearlised card on my design.
The couple getting married are a singing duo, and he plays the guitar too so I put the music notes on the design.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 8 July 2019

BITTERFLY CHALLENGE CARD


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

I was making an Anniversary card for my sister yesterday, and the snippets left over I thought would be brilliant for the current Butterfly Challenge as the colours in the paper snippets were just right.



This is a 5"x7" size card.
The paper is a download from Tattered Lace that came with the Lemon Verbena collection.
I managed all the items required except one as I did not have an Hexagon.
I believe there is Hunters Green in the leaves, Hot Pink in the ribbon on the tag, Helliotrope on the paper also, Heat Embossed sentiment, and of course my Butterfly.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Saturday, 6 July 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD WITH A SPORTING THEME


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

Sorry I have not been around much lately.

Today I have a Birthday card I made for my Granddaughter's husband who does this sport, and I can't remember the name of the sport silly me.




This is a 8"x8" size card.
 The image I found on the Internet.
My Granddaughter actually thought it was a photo of her husband when she saw it.

On another note my Granddaughter always goes to Ascot Ladies day every year, and I show a photo of her every year at the event.


She wore a lovely culotte suit by Karen Millen this year, and she has just the figure to show it off.
She had to have it taken up a little, but guess who got the job of pressing it the day before.
Needles to say I used a cloth to iron it as I didn't want spoil such an expensive outfit.

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 challenge. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/week-527-summer-funsport.html 
Thursday, 4 July 2019

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT.........STARS AND STRIPES


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

It's time for another challenge over at 
I am your host for this fortnight's challenge, and it's the B Teams turn, and as it starts on the 4th of July American Independence Day I thought stars and stripes would be a good theme.
The challenge runs from today till 6PM GMT on Wednesday the 17th of July.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful B Teams creations.



This is a 7"x7" size card.
The card and the image are Hunkydory a free gift for being a member you just pay the postage.
Stars cut out of Snippets of card.

Thank you so much for you visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate each and every visit, and lovely comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 13 June 2019

DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY CARD


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

O my goodness it's still not very warm for June.
I can't believe I am wishing for warmer weather when I hate the really hot weather, but it would be rather nice now after all this cold stuff.

I have a card today I made for my step daughter's Birthday.
She loves fairies so this is what I made for her.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The paper is a down loadable one from Cuddly Buddly.
The fairy I made by adding butterfly wings to the Tattered Lace 3D Daisey Girl.
I used the Tattered Lace Daisey Flexi edge die to go around the aperture.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Sunday, 9 June 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Can't believe how the weather has turned so cold for June.
It was 18 degrees in my house this morning, and if I turn the heating on it takes 24 hours to warm up, and by then it may turn warm again just have to keep busy to warm up or use a blanket when sitting watching TV.

Here is a card I made a few weeks ago.



This is A5 in size.
Cut out the shape of the card with the Flourishing Trellis Oval Die,
 and then added the layers you get with the die.
Made my little pink roses with a Britannia Rose Die which I have had for about 6 years now.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I do really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 6 June 2019

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES....DT.........FOLLOW A SKETCH


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

It's time for another challenge over at

The lovely Christine is your host for this time around, and she would like you to follow her sketch.


The challenge runs from today till 6PM  GMT on Wednesday the 19th of June 2019.
Please pop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from my lovely Team B friends.
So here is my interpretation of the sketch.




This is a A5 size card made from an A4 piece of white card stock.
The spotty paper is a download from Tattered Lace.
The image is a Hunkydory Top Decker.
Daisies and Daisy Girl inside are Tattered Lace.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I relly appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 31 May 2019

GRANDDAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope everyone has had a good week, but the weather here in Kent as been hot one min, and quite cold the next.

It was my Granddaughter's 20th Birthday recently, and she is in Southampton Uni so this is the card I made and sent her.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The card stock is Hunkydory.
The image is from one of their first little books.
I found the sentiments in one of my craft drawers when re-vamping my craft room at the beginning of the year which were bought many moons ago.
Corners were cut from the Tattered Lace Circle Trellis Die.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 30 May 2019

EXPANDABLE BOOKLET CARD


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

It's my Son's 50th Birthday today I wanted to do a memory album, but with the circumstances I ran out of time to make one.
Will try to do one a little later in the year.
So I made an expandable booklet card with some of his fave sports inside.
The front is a bit CAS for me, and my style.




This is 5"x5" in size.
The booklet is made from 3 of the 5" square cards.
I bought the gold rainbow mirri card at the Kent Craft Show recently teamed it up with Linda Chapman's black card.
The sporting pictures inside are Hunkydory Top Deckers.
My Son had a B/Cue recently to celebrate his Birthday as they were going away on his Birthday.
On the table were the confetti with the words Happy Birthday and 50 on so pinched a few to put on the inside of his card.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate each visit, and wonderful comments you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

ANOTHER THANK YOU CARD


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

Still plodding through lots of things that keep cropping up like informing the house insurance , and such.
Today I tried to close hubbies eBay and Pay Pal accounts oh my what a minefield that is spent all afternoon and got  no where.

I have another Thank You card to show this was for my Granddaughters friend who helped with the funeral booklets for the service as the printers ones where such a hefty price.



This is card is 6"x6" in size.
Card use is Hunkydory.
The die cut is a Tattered Lace one called Flourishing Trellis Circle Die.
The flowers and leaves are John Lockwood's dies.
The Thank You die is Sue Wilson's.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Monday, 27 May 2019

THANK YOU CARD AND TISSUE BOX


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

Thank you so much for all your caring wishes I cannot tell how much I appreciate your lovely comments.

Today I have a Thank You card and Tissue Box I made for the Funeral Directors to show my families appreciation on their wonderful caring service.





The card is 6"x6" in size.
I used a  Paper Boutique Die to make this which I bought ages ago when it was half price.
I used Hunkydory Card stock.
The paper on the tissue box is Paper Boutique too, and the Flower and Butterfly die cuts are Tattered Lace.
I cut the flower out in white and then coloured it with Izink Inks. 

Lots of Snippets used on the card and the tissue box for the die cuts so I will be joining my friends at the Pixies Snippets Playground with my card.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2019/05/pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-353.html 
Saturday, 25 May 2019

RUDOLF DAYS DT.CARD...MAY 2019


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

Thank you for all your well wishes I am plodding through lots of things I have to do now that I am on my own, but I am still trying to craft when my mind will allow it.

As today is the 25th of the month it's time for the May Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
One Entry Per Person
The Challenge runs from today till the end of the month.
You could win a lovely prize donated by Maureen, and it all helps with you Christmas card makes.
Here is what I created a quick make with a lovely Hunkydory kit given me by my good blog friend Chris for my Birthday.

  
This is a 8"x8" size card.
As I stated the card and image is a Hunkydory one.
Stamped my verse inside with a freebie stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
  
Thursday, 9 May 2019

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES..DT...........BLACK AND WHITE ONLY


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

Today starts a new challenge over at
It's the B Teams turn again and the lovely Debbie is your host for this fortnights challenge, and she would like to see just Black and White on your creations please.
The challenge runs from today till Wednesday the 22nd of May, and closes at 6PM GMT.
Please visit the challenge blog to see the lovely DT creations.

Here is what I made this time around.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The lovely black and white butterfly card was from very old crafting stash which must be at least 10years old if not more.
It came in all sorts of colours too which I have yet to use.
The lovely verse was included and the other items too.
I'm sure I purchased it from C&C.
I am finding it hard to find my mojo and concentrate on crafting, and also May has a lot of family Birthdays, and I have a wedding card and box to make for the end of the month.
So hopefully I will get around to visiting you all soon.

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

 
Thursday, 11 April 2019

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT............THAT SPRING FEELING


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

Firstly I would like to thank all my wonderful blog friends for their condolences and lovely cards I have received I was truly touched by every ones sincere wishes, and kind thoughts and words.

It's time for another challenge over at

The lovely Judith is your host for this fortnights challenge, and she would like to see your creations with that Spring Feeling so anything that you would see at spring time is okay.
The challenge runs from today till Wednesday 24th of April, and closes at 6PM GMT.

Here is what I made before my hubby took ill a pop up box for a change.



The card is Hunkydory from the Hunkydory card making collection.
The flowers are from Hunkydory Garden Treasures kit.
This will fold flat for posting.
Mirri card used was from snippets so I will be popping over to the  Snippets Playground with this. 
Please check out the lovely creations made by my friends on the B Team, and try to join in.

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

Friday, 29 March 2019

VERY SAD NEWS


Hi to all my crafting friends.
My Very Dear Husband Tony passed away this morning.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

STAMPED CARD AGAIN....WITH SOME BIRDS.


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

The weather in my part of Kent has been very glorious for most of this week so far.
I do so hope it's the same wherever you may live.

I have a card today to post for the Allsorts Challenge which this weeks theme is feathered friends.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
Now the super lovely colour for my matt layer and inside I made by first blending DOI Worn Lipstick, and then Blueprint Sketch over the top which gave me this lovely rich colour.
I stamped my Bullfinches with Archival Ink and coloured them with Derwent Water Colour Pencils.
I decided to stamp a pattern onto my top layer with DOI Blueprint Sketch, and Broken China.
All stamps were freebies from Creative Stamping magazine.
Added Wendy L's wonderful butterflies also.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
 
Monday, 25 March 2019

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE..MARCH 2019.......DT CARD


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

As it's the 25th of the month it's time for another 
over at Scrappymo's blog.
As always the challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month, and is anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
There is always a lovely prize you can win donated by Maureen so please try and join in as it also gets your Christmas cards made early too.

Here is my DT card I made for the challenge.

  

This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used the John Lockwood embossing folder, and the stamped image in the shaker part is from the John Lockwood's
 freebie set of lovely stamps that came with Creative Stamping magazine before Christmas last year.  
The sentiment was also from that set and it came with a die too, I just drew around the die to create the outer layer.
The Christmas Roses are from a Creative Expressions stamp, and I fussy cut them out.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.  
Friday, 22 March 2019

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE NO 119


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

I seem to be up to my eyes lately with family Birthday cards as it's my little Great Grandson Ewan's Birthday on Monday, and I haven't finished his card yet, and I also make one for my Daughter to give him.
Then on Tuesday it's my Daughter's fiance's Birthday too, and yes I haven't made his card yet too, but a couple of days ago I made my Butterfly Challenge one, and that was naughty of me as I should have been concentrating on the family ones first, but I do love a challenge, and the Butterfly one was a challenge this time around.

So here is my card I made.



Now the Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is the letter C, and this year there is also a shape card as one of the 7 elements.
So this time around it was centre stepper design, Mrs A always gives you lovely tutorials on her card shapes, but I am hopeless with measuring as I can't see the ruler measurements with my eye problems so a friend of mine cut me this one on her ScanNcut, and lent me the candi as I haven't any.

 I think I may have filled all 7 elements again this time.

As I used a few snippets on my card I would also like to join the
Pixies Snippets Playground with this .

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I will try and get around to commenting soon. 
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Thursday, 21 March 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Sorry I have been missing most of the week not getting on too well with everything I have to do.
Hubby fell over the other week, and helping him get up has given my back a lot of trouble so it takes me so much longer to do things.

Just wanted to pop on to post my card so I can join the Allsorts Challenge.
The lovely theme this week is your fave stamp, die, or image.

So here is my card with my fave doily die which I use a lot as may have noticed as it's so pretty.


  This is a 8"x8" size card.
The pink mirri is Hunkydory, and also the card used is.
I used my lovely lacy doily under the circle image which is my fave die, and it was so cheap from China too, and cuts out perfectly as well.
Little Butterflies were made by Wendy L our Team Leader over at the MAWTT Challenge, and don't they go so well with the colours on the card.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/week-511-favourite-stampimage-or-die.html
Saturday, 16 March 2019

TWOFER CHALLENGE NO 14..........BALLOONS


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

OOOOO! it's the weekend yet again so soon. LOL.

Well last night I finally created my Twofer cards to join in in Darnell's Twofer Challenge this month which is the theme of Balloons.





These cards are 7"x5" and 6" x6" in size.
I started by making my background colours with DOI in Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Fossilised Amber, for the first, and just swiped the colours across the page then I spritzed it with water and dried it with a heat gun.
Mermaid Lagoon, Worn Lipstick, and Shaded Lilac, for the second card, and I put the inks on my glass matt and smooshed them drying in between each layer, and then sprizted it with water and dried it with a heat gun.
The inside of the first is just plain so I didn't photograph it.
On the first card I stamped my Balloons and my sentiment and then I coloured the Balloons in with DOI and Crafters Companion glitter pen to give them sparkle.
On my second card I stamped the Balloons as my background design after flicking lots of the glitter pen all over with a paint brush to give it a lovely glitzy sheen.
Not sure if it shows up properly.
Stamped my sentiment in White Brilliance Ink.
The Butterfly, and the gorgeous beaded dangle Angel  was made by Wendy L our team leader over at the MAWTT, and was my prize for winning her F/Book Challenge the other week.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Thursday, 14 March 2019

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT....CARD ............BUGS


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

It's time again for a new Challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

It's the turn of the B Team, and the lovely Jessie is your host for this challenge, and she would like to see BUGS on your creations please.
The challenge runs from today till 6PM GMT on Wednesday the 27th pf March.
So here is what I made for my DT cards.





This is a 8"x8" size card.
I found this card quite difficult to photograph properly for some reason even with all my lights I use to photograph.
It is a pity as it looks so lovely in real life.
The card stock and the cutie ladybird image are from the Hunkydory club free gift.
Made my little flowers.

Decided to make another card for the challenge.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The left corner of the image isn't funny it's just the way the light shines on it.
Perhaps I should have photographed it on the side.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to view my Team Mates lovely creations.
Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.