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 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 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 July 2022



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

Sorry the Rudolf Challenge will not start till tomorrow the 26th.

I went away to my Son's house to help my Daughter look after his dogs at the begining of July while they were on holiday.

While there I went to my Great Granddaughter's play as it was her last year in junior school.

On coming home from my Son's I got the Covid not sure where I caught it from as my Granddaughter and her friend who attended never got it.

Getting better as each day passes just a tickly cough now and then, and I can't smell or taste anything either.


As it's the 25th of the month and time for another Rudolf Days Challenge over at


The challenge runs from today till the end of the month as always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.


But you may put more than one card in your one post if desired.

Here is what I made when I was feeling a little better.



These are both 7"x6" size tent style cards.

The shaped die used is a John Lockwood Die, and I was watching a demo on You Tube of him making a Christmas card with his Christmas set which is very much like this one so I got inspired to make a Christmas one with the one I had already.

This is the first time useing this die and I am pleased how they turned out.

The card stock used is from some pads of coloured card and paper bought from Hobycraft.

The leaping deer was coloured with a Tonic glitter pen on the first card and the original colour on the second card.

Sentiment die I think Maureen sent me.

On the second card I used a flower I made from my stash which I thought looked like a Christmas Rose.


Thank you for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.


Liz said...

Two brilliant Christmas cards Jenny, so elegant and stylish.

Sorry to hear you’ve had Covid, hope you’ll soon be fully recovered. xx

meg said...

Hope you're feeling much better Jenny, your monochromatic colours schemes and layouts are really beautiful,love the shape of the layers and your embellishments especially the Christmas rose

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you succumbed to the virus but pleased you are on the mend. Lovely card Jenny. Take care and hoping your recovery continues.WakeyL

Chris said...

Beautiful elegant christmas cards Jenny, a fabulous design using those lovely dies- love the layering and festive sparkle.
Sorry you caught Covid, so much of it around again now, seems like we just have to live with it if we want to go anywhere or do anything! At least you're on the mend now, take care of yourself.

Wendy L said...

Both cards are very classy and oppulent.
We have both had covid, no idea where from but we're OK, just like a cold really, thank goodness we have been 3 jabbed, x
Hope you feel better soon Jenny, xxx

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so sorry you got Covid but glad you are on the mend. These cards are stunning. They have shine, sparkle, dimension and so much interest. Also, movement. Both are awesome. Take care of yourself.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Sorry to hear that you have been poorly Jenny, I hope you feel much better soon. Two glorious cards, the layered design looks stunning.

Darnell said...

Oh, no, Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear you caught Covid, but glad to know the worst is over. Phew! I can't imagine what it's like not to be able to smell or taste. Another friend described the lack of taste as feeling like she was chewing water. I hope it comes back soon. In the meantime, it certainly did not lessen your talent for card art! These are both exquisite with tons of incredible schparkle and detail! Hugs, Darnell

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, So sorry to hear you contracted Covid, but thankfully you are now on the mend albeit still with a nagging cough, let's hope that will go soon.
Your cards are lovely, the layers look gorgeous and so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

scrappymo! said...

The fancy-edged dies you used are so beautiful. They give such an elegant look to your cards! The Rudolph Days Challenge design team, covid and all!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Jenny Gorgeous cards I love the gold one it's so elegant

Gr Karin

Sarah said...

Awww Jenny I hope you continue to improve quickly. They are dropping like flies at work (A GP Surgery!!) two of the Partners were in Portugal last week, Ian had it while they were away and Kathryn, his Wife, has it now so she is doing telephone consultations from home!! One of the Dispensers Husband has it and so has one of the Practice Nurses. we won't have any staff soon!! It's certainly made the patients chuckle!! Anyway, your amazing layered, such lovely designs and fabulous colours xx

Carol L said...

This duo of beautifully layered cards is outstanding! The gold on the first is so festive and pretty, and then that purple just melted me down to swooning on the 2nd card! Gorgeous creations and so beautifully crafted! So sorry you caught Covid, but glad to know you're feeling much better now! Take good care of yourself!

Loll said...

Hi Jenny. Two amazing cards using these fabulous dies with all the incredible embellishments. Both are so beautiful. I have to say that the gold version is my favourite. The gold holly is GORGEOUS! Hope you are feeling better. Take care. Loll xx

LesleyG said...

Beautiful cards Jenny, hope you’re feeling better.
Covid entered our house too, not nice, still tire easily. Frustrating isn’t it, having steered clear of it all this time, but so many are suffering the same fate, take care xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Jenny, I love all of the glitter. Sorry to hear you've been unwell with Covid. Glad to say when I had it I didn't loose any senses, but I did have the tickly cough left over for a couple of weeks.

Sue xx

Linby said...

Love how you used the dies and the depth to the cards. They both look so wonderful.

pam said...

two wonderful cards Jenny, sorry you got covid, my Daughter / her Husband and Grandson got it, she is clear now, still no taste and smell.. all had that terrible cough.
Hugs Pam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning cards Jenny and I especially adore the gold one. Sorry to hear about you catching Covid. We managed two years free before it finally caught up with us back in February. Our daughter has had it for the first time over the last couple of weeks and she’s been really poorly with it, bless her. I wish it would just fizzle out but it doesn’t show much sign of doing that at the moment. Take it easy x

Greta said...

Oh so sorry you got Covid, but glad you're feeling better. It's starting to seem like we're all going to get it, but so far we're still well. Your cards are amazing! All those beautiful details & layers!