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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, 1 October 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT..........OCTOBER ANIMALS AND OR BIRDS

 

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

 

I am still having probs with my arm, and hand although it seems a little easier at the moment so I mustn't speak too soon.

 

As it's the 1st of October it's time for a new challenge over at 

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

The challenge runs to the end of the month, and we would like to see either Animals and or Birds on your creations please.

So I decided to make another tissue box.

 



The photos shows 3 different sides to the tissue box.

The images of the Hares is a Hunkydory one and I added some stickles to the flowers to make them shine.

On 1 of the smaller sides I drew some patterns with a metallic gelly roll pen as I didn't have another image of a Hare. 

This shows up on photo No 2 and I also drew some around the image on photo No 3.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations made by my team friends and join us if you can.

Thank you for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
 

Friday, 25 September 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE DT....SEPTEMBER 2020

 
Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.
 
Sorry I have missing for so long, but I am having trouble with my right arm and hand so typing, and using a mouse has been very painful for me.
 
As it's the 25th of the month it's time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
The challenge runs from today, and till the end of the month, and as always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
There is always a lovely prize to be won, and it gets your Christmas cards made early.
 
So here is my DT cards I made.
 
 

These are both 8"x8" size cards.
The papers are from the Tattered Lace Magical Moments USB.
The die cuts are also from the Tattered Lace Magical Moments Dies and Charisma.
I painted them with glossy accents to give them their shine.
 
I do hope you can enter this wonderful challenge.
Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really love to read all your wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
  
 

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES CHALLENGE 122........CREATE A SCENE


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

As it's the 1st of the Month and time for a new challenge over at
The challenge runs from the 1st of the month to the 29th of September 2020.
Your host for this challenge is Tinz and she would like to see you Create A Scene on your entries.

Here is my DT card I created.



This is a 7"x7" size card.
I saw Sheila Halliwell from Hunkydory make a scene with Hunkydory card stock on C&C so this gave me the idea for my card.
Sheila's was a seaside scene.
 The background scene card was Hunkydory, I cut the grass by hand out of some Snippets of plain green card stock.
I punched a circle out of yellow card and cut it in half for my sun.
The Birds on the tree are Carnation Crafts dies and also the foilage are Carnation Crafts too.
The deer is a Tattered Lace die.
Finally I used some texture paste to create some subtle clouds.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations made by my team mates.

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

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE........AUGUST 2020


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

As it's the 25th of the month it's time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG 
The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month.
As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
One Entry per Person.
There is always a lovely prize to be won also.
As it's my month off from the DT I can enter the challenge this month.

  

This is a DL card and I have made it from lots of Snippets,
left over from when I make my 8"x8" size cards.
The only thing that isn't a Snippet is the base card and the inside.
I have made quite a few like these in different designs.

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

I would like to enter the following challenges.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-rudolph-days-challenge.html  

Saturday, 22 August 2020

MALE BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and you are all keeping well.

Today I have a Male Birthday Card for you.
I made this for my my stepdaughter's husband who has his own building business.



This is a 8"x8" size card I made from 2 A4 sheets of craft card as I had some craft envelopes to use up..
The work tools images are Hunkydory from one of their books of images.
They are made from quite thin paper so I glued then to card and edged them with a brown promarker.
All in all a quick card to make only one die cut involved the Happy Birthday.

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

Friday, 14 August 2020

60th BIRTHDAY CARD, BOX, AND TISSUE BOX


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

How are you coping with the heat. 
  I am not very good withthe hot weather it drains me of energy.
Luckily it's a lot cooler today at last.
So I thought I would post a card I made recently for one of my Daughter's bosses.

  






The card is an 8"x8" size, and a box I made to fit it.
I also made a Tissue box for her and was asked to put Daffodils on both as the lady in question was born in Wales like myself.
She was very pleased with everything.
The paper used is  Hunkydory Garden Treasures luckily I bought 2 of that collection.
The die used around the aperture is a Tattered Lace one, the Happy Birthday die is a Paper Boutique one.
The Daffs, Butterflies and Foilage are Cranation Crafts dies.
Numbers dies are cheap from Amazon.
The little cards inside were made with a small daffs die that I was lent, I believe it was a Joanna Sheen die that came with one her magazines a few years ago, and I coloured them with promarkers.
Then I punched out 2" circles with snippets of paper left over from the tissue box, and cut them in half to make a bowl for the Daffs to sit in.
Sorry I forgot to photograph that.

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.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES ..CHALLENGE NO 121...ELEPHANTS


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

As it's the 1st of the month it's time for another new challenge over at 
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 
The challenge runs till the end of August, and June has chosen the theme for this challenge, and she would like to see Elephants on your creations. 
So here is my Easel Card I made.



This card is a 7"x7" size card made into an Easel Card.
I used Carnation Crafts pale Lilac card and downloaded papers in pink.
The image is a Hunkydory one and is so cute.
I decoupaged the Baby Elephant and the flowers cut form another image.
The Happy Birthday die is Paper Boutique one.
The dies around the edges are Tattered Lace from their Junk Journals dies.
I always back my image with the card being used to finish off the  design and make it look good from the back also.
I cover the inside top of the easel as well so everything matches.

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

Saturday, 25 July 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE.....JULY 2020 DT CARD


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

Well it's the 25th of the month again already and time for 
The Rudolf Days Challenge
over at
The challenge runs till the end of the month, and as always it's anything goes as long as Christmas related.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
There is always a lovely prize to be won as well as getting your Christmas Creations made early. 

So here is what I created for my DT this month.



This is a 5"x7" tent style card.
The die is a cheap die bought form Amazon.
I cut an aperture in my Glitter card stock with the die, and then cut the die out black card stock and backed it with the glitter card stock and slotted it back in the aperture.
The Merry Christmas die was a Cottage Cuts die.

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



    

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

ANNIVERSARY CARD


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

Hope everyone out there is keeping well and not affected by this awful virus.

On Wednesday last week it was my sister's 57th Anniversay and she lives in Wales so I had to make a card that was quite flat for postage.
Every Year she puts up every card I have made her over the years I have been making cards.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used Paper Boutique paper pad Flutterbies,and Butterflies.
This was a freebie from C&C club a few years back.
I made the heart aperture flat for posting.
Used a Tattered Lace Die to cut the paerture and  for around the aperture.
The leaves and the bow were Snippets left over from another card I made.
Not sure if this is a little busy with the two different papers used.

Thank you as always for your visit and precious time.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

Monday, 6 July 2020

MALE RETIREMENT CARD AND BOX


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

I do hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I was asked to make a retirement card for a colleague at my Daughter's works recently.
It was a request that needed to be made quickly so good old Hunkydory images to the rescue.
The person in question has worked for my Daughter's company for 38 years and what dedication to work there for so long, and help lots of clients that have learning difficulties.






This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
The Hunkydory card stock and images were a Hunkydory free gift from their site back last year I think, you just pay £2.99 for the postage. 
I included ten 5"x5" cards in the pockets for everyone to sign and give their own greetings.

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.
 
 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES CHALLENGE 120........AT THE BEACH


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

It's the first of the month and time for another challenge over at


The challenge theme this month is At The Beach.
You have to the end of the month to enter the challenge, I do hope you can.
I must admit I found this one a little hard till I remembered some stamps I had from Creative Stamping Magazine a few years ago so I created a beach scene.

  



This is a 7"x7" size card.
I started by water colouring my
my sky, sea, and sand with a selection of Izink Inks on water colour card.
I then used some pearlised white ink to create the waves, and also sone white gel pen too.
I then stamped my sandcastle, birds, and sentiment on my trusted Misti to the scene.
Then I paper pieced  the beach hut, bucket and spade, deck chair, and parasol to the scene which I coloured in with Promarkers.
The inside was stamped by hand with shells which are an Inkylicious
stamp.
I was quite pleased with the result.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by my team friends.
Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Saturday, 27 June 2020

ANNIVERSARY CARD


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

As it's been so darn hot I am giving housework the heave ho for now and doing more posting for a change.

It is cooler today but it's still so hot in the house after the last few days and it plays my Arthritis up so much.

Today I have an Anniversary card I made for my stepson and his wife back in April.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers are Stamperia 
and the heart dies are Tattered Lace.
Flowers and Leaves are Carnation Crafts Dies.
Pearly centres of flowers from HobbyHouse.
 
I could not put Happy Anniversay on this as my DIL had just lost her Mother hence no verse either. 

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.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE ..JUNE 2020


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

Well it's the 25th of the month already and time for the Rudolf Days Challenge.
This month is not my DT turn so I can enter the challenge.
The challenge runs form today till the end of the month.
I first joined this challenge I think it was about 5 years ago when Sarn used to run it, or it could be longer than that.
In all that time I never won the challenge till earlier this year.
My prize from the lovely Maureen was a wonderful stamp from Woodware so I made these cards from it.


The inside.
 The card that was not heat embossed.

These are 5"x7" size cards.
The first I heat embossed and the second I didn't. 
I coloured the holly leaves with distress ink and added some red gems for the berries.
I then splattered red and green distress inks mixed with water all over the card fronts, inside, and envelopes. 

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.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-rudolph-days-challenge.html 

Monday, 15 June 2020

50th .....SMALL ALBUM AND BOX


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

Hope all is well with everyone since I last posted.

Today I have a Small Album and Box I created for my stepdaughter's 50th Birthday tomorrow, she doesn't know about my blog so I can show it.
Sorry it's a bit picture heavy.

 Front Cover






1st and 2nd pages.

 Middle Pages.

 5th and 6th pages.

 Top pockets with picture mounts in between pages 2 and 3 and also 4 and 5.

 Back of Album.

Box I made to fit the Album.

This is a 7"x7" size small album and box I made to fit it.
 I made it out of 3/ 7" size cards glued together to make the pages.
I used the Carnation Crafts Summer Daze dies and paper downloads to decorate it.
The inside pockets and corners are Tonic Dies. 
Picture matts I created pockets to slide pictures in and decorated with flowers and birds on both sides.

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


 

 

Monday, 8 June 2020

GRANDSON'S 16th BIRTHDAY CARD AND POP UP BOX


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

Hope you all had a good weekend.
Mine was the same as it has been for the last 11 weeks and I suppose it may be the same for most of you too.

Today I have a Card and Pop up Box I made my Grandson's 16th Birthday in March before all the lockdown.
He supports Arsenal Football team so this is what I made him.
He is also a Goal Keeper with his team he plays for, and he also passed his exams to Referee Youngters Matches, which used to earn him a little money.




Card is 8"x8" in size.
Made the background paper with my 3D CD and printed it on photo paper.
Added a big 16 made with tmeplates and cut by hand.
In- corporated a pair of Goalie Gloves and a Football.
The pop up box I used more of the items left over from the card and addded his age and some stars.

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

Thursday, 4 June 2020

SON'S BIRTHDAY CARD.


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

How are all of you managing with the new measures that we have been given.
I am really scared to venture out after all it's still out there and I am 71 years of age so have been self isolating for 10 weeks now and I am into my 11th this week.
Luckily I have always been okay with my own company.

Finding it very hard to get into crafting though as I think my mojo is in sleep mode.

I visited a friends blog recently and she had a lovely card on her blog which I asked if I could case for my Son's Birthday, as I was struggling what to put on his card this year. 
Brenda used stamps which I didn't have so improvised.
You can find her lovely card
HERE 
Please pop over and give her some lovely comments and follow if you are not already following her.

So onto my version of Brenda's card.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I inked some watercolour card stock with a mixture of DIs
to give a look of a night sky
 hopefully it looks like it.
I add some flicks of glitter pen mixed with water to look like small stars.
Then also added some blobs for bigger stars.
 I used a round punch for the moon and coloured it with different  inks  and finally added some white pearlised ink round the edges and accross the moon to give it some atmosphere.
Sentiments computer generated.

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