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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.
Monday, 25 February 2019

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE.......FEBRUARY 2019


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

Well it's that time of the month again for the 
The challenge runs from today the 25th to the end of the month.
As always it's Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.
Maureen has a wonderful prize for the winner too.

So here is my DT card I made for last month, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to Maureen having to go into hospital for a Knee OP which was also cancelled.
She is now on a lovely cruise so I hope she is enjoying it after the disappointment of her op being cancelled, and not in too much pain with that knee.





This is a 8"x8" size card.
The super tag on the front is from a couple of years ago when I joined in Loll's 12 tags for Christmas, and so I decided to make it into a Christmas card to use up the Tags so you will be seeing more Christmas cards with Tags on in the coming months so they don't get wasted.
The paper used was from a Christmas pad from the Works which is 12x12, and I used a linen textured gold card stock as well.
 The tag was made up of lots of different items the ribbon was coloured with Imagination Crafts 
Starlight Metallic Paint Topaz.
I used the same paint on some card which Stamped the word Noel with Stazon Ink.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 
Sunday, 24 February 2019

SPRING FLOWERS CARD


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

What a gorgeous day it has been in my part of the country, and it sure did feel like Spring.

Went out to lunch today so no cooking or washing up to be done Hooray, so instead I made some cards for a few challenges.

This card is to join Wendy's F/Book challenge, and her sketch she posts, and also the Allsorts Challenge.
Woohoo I won the Allsorts Challenge last week my first win of the year.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The lovely Spring papers are from Creative Crafting Paper Boutique 8"x8" size pad.
The pretty die cut around the circles in the front is also a Creative Crafting Paper Boutique Die.

Will be back tomorrow with the Rudolf Challenge post.

Thank you as always for your visit, and precious time.
Your visits always make my day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge. 
 
Friday, 22 February 2019

ROMANTIC CARD


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

There is new challenge being held over at Jo's blog it runs from the 4th of the month to the 24th of the month and the theme is Romance.

So here is my entry to the challenge made with lots of left over Hunkydory Snippets.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
The heart design card is Hunkydory and the sweet little Teddy images are also Hunkydory.


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. 



Thursday, 21 February 2019

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE NO 117....TWOFER CHALLENGE NO 13 ...STARS


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

I really enjoyed my new singing group it's small but very friendly, and we hope more people will join us soon.

I was inspired by Mrs A's
post in which she posted some more inspiration for the Butterfly Challenge, and this gave me an idea for another card for the challenge.
I also have made a second card so I can join in the TWOFER CHALLENGE NO 13 over at Darnell's.
The Male Birthday Card was inspired by a card made by my friend Christine HERE

So here is what I made.





  These are 6"x6" in size.
I used lots of the Snippets left over from my last card for the Butterfly one, and no Snippets on the second one.
I think I have used all 7 elements yet again for the Butterfly one.





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

I would like to enter the following challenges with these.
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/117-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-letter.html 
https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/twofer-card-challenge-13.html 



Tuesday, 19 February 2019

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE NO 117...


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

Some of you may remember I used to belong to singing group which folded because our keyboard player sadly passed away.
Well today I am off to join another singing group for the first time as I have missed my singing.
I always have music on while I am crafting, and sing along with what ever I am listening too. 
Feeling a little nervous at meeting new people though.

Yesterday I made a card to join in with the Butterfly Challenge, and also Wendy our Team Leader over at MAWTT has a challenge on F/BOOK too, so that inspired me to make this card for both the challenges. 



This is a A5 size card I made from folding and A4 piece of card stock. 
Now the Butterfly Challenge has 7 elements on the wheel, and I have used them all.


I have used Amber, Almond, Apple Green, Aperture, Acetate, and Anything which is my leaves, and of course my Butterflies which Wendy our Team Leader over at MAWTT makes.
Had trouble with the Almond colour so I inked a piece of card to the colour.

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.
Sunday, 17 February 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD WITH COOKING ELEMENTS.


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

I do hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.
The sun is shinning beautifully in my part of Kent, so I do hope it's the same where ever you may live.

A new challenge started over at the Allsorts challenge yesterday, and the theme is cooking, and baking so I made this card so I could enter.
No idea who it will be for though.
I expect it will go into box of cards for later when it's needed.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The paper is a Dovecraft one from a 8"x8" pad.
The apron is from a template which was a lot larger, and I just re sized it.
Then I cut it out of some gingham paper by hand. 
On the front cover of the pad of paper it had cooking items which I fussy cut out to go on the apron.
The flowers were stamped and cut out of Snippets of card, and also the leaves were die cut too from Snippets.
So I will be going over to the Snippets Playground with this.

A little tip that some of you may not know about.
When I cut out my die cut words I use an old cereal packet for the base layer of the words, as this means instead of cutting out about five to make them stand out you only need to use 2.

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

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

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT.........A LITTLE SHABBY CHIC


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

It's time for another challenge over at
It's the B Teams turn,  and the lovely June chose this theme, but unfortunately she is not well so Wendy our Team Leader is your host. 
So here is hoping June is fit, and A1 again soon sending lots of love and hugs to try , and help.
The challenge runs from today till Wednesday 26th of February, and closes at 6PM GMT.

So here is what I made a few weeks ago ready for this challenge.



This is a 5"x7" tent style card I made by gluing the back.
I distressed the edges of my paper I used, which was from a 12x12 pad from B&M.
I used cardboard and glue to give depth between the layers instead of foam tape as this saves on tape.
I use Cosmic shimmer PVA Glue for this as it holds perfectly.
Then I added lots of different layers of doilies, crochet ones and paper ones.
Some lace, ribbon, and organza flower lace to the centre.
Finally adding a lovely lace butterfly, and flicking white watered down white gesso all over.
I really love making this type of card.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations my Team friends have created.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

CHRISTMAS CARD WITH WINTER SPARKLE


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

Posts 2 days running, and tomorrow there will be another post as it's the MAWTT Challenge again.
Just wanted to join in the Allsorts Challenge with this Christmas card with Winter Sparkle.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
Sorry the inside didn't photograph very well as I used Hunkydory card with an ombre effect.
The image is from the Crafters Companion Paint Poppets Winter Collection CD.
Just added some stickles glitter glue to the image, and a star die cut behind the image.

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.
 
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE NO 116.... SPIN THE WHEEL FOR THE LETTER K


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

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my recent posts.
I very much appreciate every visit, and comment.

Well another sleepless night yet again so I manged to make a card just in time for the Butterfly Challenge.
I think I have manged to use all the items on the wheel this time around especially as I haven't been able to join in this challenge for a long time.


Here is the wheel with all the elements.


My card is a 7"x5" tent style.
Sorry I didn't manage to decorate the inside, as I used lots of snippets to make this, and there wasn't enough for the inside. 
I used kraft card, some Kelly Green card, Kobi for the Kite, and ribbon for the knot, some Kobe,dark red paper, in the corner, and of course my Butterflies.
Some of the items used are items I won on one of my Butterfly Challenge wins a long time ago. 

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.
Friday, 8 February 2019

NEW HOME STAMPED CARD


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

While out at the supermarket on Wednesday night I decided to pick up a craft magazine that I saw Christina Griffiths demo on UTube.
It had lots of bird stamps as your freebie item.
Couldn't wait to use them as my Granddaughter has just moved house, and I needed to make her a card.
This card is one when it's finished you do a Happy Dance at how it turned out.
Made most of it in the middle of night when my dreaded RLS was plaguing me.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by blending DOI in Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Fossilized Amber on 3 of my base layer cards, and then spritzed them with water.
I then cut an aperture in my top layer, and stamped it all over with one of the stamps, and the DOI Worn Lipstick.
I then put the circle that came out of the aperture, and cut another aperture so I could use the edge left round the aperture.
Mounted it all on foam tape.
I then stamped my Bird House in Potting Soil archival, and the Blue Tits in Black Archival Ink.
Coloured them in with Derwent Water Colour Pencils.
Stamped some flowers, and coloured them in with DOI W/L.
The Birds, Bird House, and the Flowers were stamped onto snippets of card so I will be off to the snippets playground with this.
I finally added  some ribbon green leaves, and stones to the eyes of the Birds. 

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


Thursday, 7 February 2019

HUNKYDORY WINDOWS TO THE HEART CARD


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

Sorry I am still absent from my blog a lot.
I am still trying to get my craft room back in ship shape, and still unpacking lots of boxes which is taking me ages as my back will only allow me short periods of work.
I can't believe how much craft items I have still to put away.
My old desk was rather large and had lots of drawer space.
This has had to go to make way for the new heater that was installed, which I must say is keeping me lovely and warm, but my new desk is lot smaller and only has 2 drawers so I have had to buy some plastic drawers to use instead.
Will try, and show you photos or video of the old, and then the new when it's all done.
I have also been labelling everything so I know exactly where everything is.

In the meantime I have a card to enter into the Allsorts Challenge which I made a while ago , and haven't shown yet.
This came as a kit card, and there were 6 different ones which I made all at the same time before I forgot how to make them.


As stated this is from a Hunkydory kit called Windows to the Heart.
I just added a ribbon bow to this.
This design folds flat and fits into C5 Envelope.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate your patience with my hap-hazard blogging at the moment.  
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/week-505-love.html