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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, 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.