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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.
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.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

SNIPPETS MALE BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Popped on this evening to post a card I made for my BIL's Birthday today, out of Snippets from when I made my Twofer cards last month.
I was quite pleased how this turned out, and all the front of the card was using Snippets. 



This is a 7"x7" size card.
The papers are from Trimcraft, and are 6"x6" in size.
As I stated the front is made completely from Snippets , and the inside was from new papers.
I will be joining my friends at the Snippets Playground with this.

I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for the new MAWTT Challenge.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I love to read every wonderful comment that you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

BUTTERFLY CARD


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

I do hope the weather is better wherever you live as it's so nasty in my neck of the woods today.

I think I may just sneak in to play on the Butterfly Challenge this time around, am very late so hopefully there is still time. 



I think I may have used all the elements on the Butterfly Wheel hopefully with this.

 

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

 
Sunday, 10 March 2019

1st BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope you are all having a good weekend.
It's very windy in my part of the country at the moment.

Today I have a 1st Birthday card I made for my DIL's little Granddaughter who turned one recently.
So this fits in with the theme over at the Allsorts Challenge this week.


Side view because of the glare of the gold mirri. 


This is a 8"x8" size card.
The image is a Hunkydory one, and isn't she sooooooo! cute.
personalised it with her name and age.
Flowers and leaves from my stash

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. 
Thursday, 7 March 2019

AUTUMNAL INKED AND STAMPED CARD


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

Sorry I have been missing longer than I mentioned, but my family decided to stay longer than stated, and then there was all the things to do after you have visitors staying.
I do so miss them though when they are gone, so it's good that you have to be busy so you don't  miss them so much.

Today I wanted to create a card for the Allsorts Challenge, and the theme is
 Your Fave Season
I just love Autumn and the super colours of the leaves as they change into such glorious colours and splendour.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by inking my card with lots of inks to recreate the colours of Autumn.
I used a combo of Izinks, and Distress Inks.
Then I spritzed it with water, and let it dry naturally.
I then stamped my leaves in Archival Potted Soil Ink with a freebie stamp from the Creative Stamping magazine.
The saying also came from the same set of stamps.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Saturday, 2 March 2019

SORRY YOU ARE LEAVING CARD AND BOX


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

Sorry I forgot to mention yesterday that I have family staying for the weekend so will find it hard to comment till Sunday so hopefully I can catch up then.

Here is a card and box I made for one of my Daughter's colleagues that was leaving to live up north. 
She loves Handbags , and the colour Pink so this is what I made.


 The Handbag opens up like this.

 Lots of little cards inside for all to write their best wishes for the future.


This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
The Handbag image and design are from CraftsUprint, I just added some ribbon to the handle.
A Flower spray to the front of the bag.
I made the black antenna on the butterflies by adding black micro beads to a stamen.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I always love to read your wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 1 March 2019

BIRTHDAY CARD WITH A SPRING IMAGE


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

I have just been away at my sister's in Wales for 2 days.
Couldn't stay any longer as I don't like to leave hubby too long as he is still not at the stage health wise that I can leave him for long.
Got back late last night so sorry if I haven't been to visit for a couple of days.

I made this Birthday card for my DIL in January, and haven't shown it yet, and as it has a Spring flower image on it I will be joining the Allsorts challenge with it.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The card stock is Hunkydory and the paper inside is from Hunkydory 8"x8" paper pad.
I love the apple green freshness of this card.
I noticed after I photographed it that the top corner hadn''t stuck too well so that was sorted before I posted it off.
Sentiment computer written.

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.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/week-508-spring-flowers.html