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.

Friday 31 August 2012


and welcome to Jenny Wrens blog.
THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my blog and
leave a comment.
I enjoy reading them all.
My card today is named " I'm So Happy" because that is
how I thought this digi image looked.

Ingredients for this card.
6x6 card stock matted with navy pearlised card stock.
I then used the Special Touch Mask Doily and embossed
some light blue paper and glitter glued the edges after 
cutting it out.
I used a free digi image from the internet and coloured it
in with Spectrum Noir pens.
I added some flowers from my stash and some flat backed
pearls also from my stash.
Thats all for now.
I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny.

Wednesday 29 August 2012


Hi to all my wonderful blog friends. Well we are half way through 
the week already. Time does really fly when your having fun, and
I am having so much fun posting my blog, and receiving your lovely comments. I feel I have found a brand new family, and you all have been so gracious to accept me and my work into your crafting family. So may I say a big THANK YOU to you all.
My post today is a 90th Birthday Card and Box. I made for my Father's lady friends Birthday. This one I made for my sister to give her.  

Sorry I didn't photograph the inside of my cards when I made this one.
Now to the box.

Info on what I used for the card and box.
The card is a 6x6 size. I used Centura Pearl Snow White Card.
matted with gold mirri and then I used the Glitter Girls cosmic
embossing board and made layers of cream and peach pearlised card. I used one of the Glitter Girls acetate domes and put one of their flowers into it. The corners are Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, and the bow is vintage ribbon bought from C and C with a pearly button from my stash.
The box is made out of the same card but A3 size this time. I used That Special Touch Mask Doily to emboss the mirri board layered with a circle from cosmic board and then a Spellbinders Lacy Circle on top. Made the 90 with my Cricut machine, added a few Cosmic pearly dots and some flower sequins. A big double coloured bow with the same pearly button, and lastly a flower with the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Two die.
I hope you like it. In hind sight I should have left off the Happy Birthday peel offs. What do you think?  
Thank you again for visiting my blog, and I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny.        

Tuesday 28 August 2012


Hi and good morning to my wonderful blog friends and visitors to my blog. I hope you had a wonderful  Bank Holiday weekend, and the weather was kind to all of you.
THANK YOU for all your lovely comments and giving up your precious time to visit me.
My card today was inspired by my creation for the Tea and Cake
Challenge. I needed to make a card for my Brother in Law's Birthday at the beginning of September, and I was at a loss what  to create, then I did the challenge card and had this thought.
My Brother in Law loves a cup of tea. He drinks about 20 cups a day. He only like tea leaves, and a cup and saucer, a mug is a no no. So here is the card. I hope you like it. By the way the tea in the tea cup was my hubbies idea. What a good one I think. What do you think?

Now a close up.

And finally the inside. 

The recipe for this card.
An A5 ready made card blank with fancy edging. Navy card from my card stock, paper a freebie with a craft magazine. Free digi image from the internet. Coloured in with Promarkers. I used the Spellbinders Elegant Posts for the corners and to decorate the inside too. Sorry I can't remember the name of the Spellbinders
Label used to mount the digi image on, but I'm sure most of you will have used this one at some time.
Well thats all for today folks, and thank you again for your interest and visit.
Have a wonderful crafty Tuesday everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny.

Monday 27 August 2012


Hi to all my lovely blog friends, and any visitors to my blog.
THANK YOU for your lovely comments and your visit. I know your time is precious, so your visit to my blog is greatly appreciated. 
My card today is another of last years Christmas cards, I thought you may like to view.

The card and 8x8 size. I have used some handmade paper to matt the card then I embossed the special touch mask and cut out the triangle bits with a craft knife. A bit fiddly but worth is in the end.
The images and the greeting are from Kanban. I finished it off with a triple bow and some cosmic pearly dots.
I hope you like it, and thank you again for your visit.
Have a wonderful crafty Bank Holiday Monday everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny Lawrence.

Sunday 26 August 2012


Hi to all my blog friends and welcome to my new follower Elaine.
THANK YOU for all your lovely comments and good wishes on 
my challenge.
My card today is one I made a few days ago it so happens that
I was about to put this card on my blog when I read Lindyloos
call for cards to be sent to a young lady named Alana who has
leukaemia. So I would like to dedicate this card to her and also
send it to her. Hopefully it may cheer her up. If any of you haven't
already done so can you please send her a card. To access details
please read creativeharmonyblog. Sorry don't know how to pass on a link just yet.

Here is a close up of the card just need to put a tag on it saying 
sending you sunshine and smiles.

The card is 6x6 ready made white blank easel card. I have matted and layered it with a cream and dark apricot pearlised card.
The digi image is from The scrapbook Society and coloured in 
with Promarkers. I mounted the image on a Grand Scalloped oval.
I thought she looked like she should be carrying something in the basket so I glued some little flower sequins in there and scattered
some around her feet to make it look as if she had just picked them. The roses on the side are from my stash, and also the butterfly buckle in the middle to hold the easel up. Lace was bought from ebay.
Thank you so much for your visit, and may you have a wonderful
crafty Sunday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny Lawrence.

Friday 24 August 2012


and good morning to all my friends out there in blog land. Especially my very talented followers.
Whoopee I have 16 followers now so a big welcome to my new followers and the same to the
followers who have joined earlier in my blog life, so to speak. THANK YOU for all your lovely
comments, and your precious time. It makes me feel so happy to have your wonderful friendship.

Now to the card today. You know I said I find creating Male Cards difficult to design, and I
don't get the same buzz at the end as I do with a ladies one. Well here is one of my attempts it
was for my granddaughters husband.

I used an 8x8 card as many of you will know by now my favourite size. Matted it with navy
pearlised card stock, because I didn't have any paper that matched golfing, I made my own.
With 120 GSM copier paper I inked it with 2 different colour distress inks and then stamped
the golfer, his golf bag, and Happy Birthday, randomly. I also did the same for the inside of
the card. I used Personal Impressions template to make the golf bag, coloured in with Promarkers.
I then decoupaged it and did stitching with a black pen. The Happy Birthday tag and the golf bag
embellishment were made with 3 layers of Metal Magic and then the stamp put int it to create a impression. So theres my male card. What do you think?

Next I would like to showcase more of my sisters jewellery making. She made me this to go with
my outfit for my granddaughters wedding. She actually made me 2 one was shown on Lindyloos
blog quite a few weeks ago, and this one I wore because it matched my outfit better.

I hope you like it, and thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful crafty Friday everyone
Lots of crafty love. Jenny Lawrence.

Thursday 23 August 2012


Hi and good morning to all my friends out there in blog land, and THANK YOU for stopping by and
leaving your comments. I know your time is very precious, so it's lovely that you find the time to
visit me. Your comments mean a great deal to me, and I enjoy reading every one. They make me
sooooooo happy.
My card today is Raindrops No2. This I am entering into the  Fab'n Funky Challenge, which
must feature leaves.

The recipe for this card is a 8x8 size card. Matted and layered with green pearlised card stock and
some green papers from my stash. The image as you will remember is a free digi one off the internet.
It's coloured in with a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.
Then mounted on to a piece of lace and then a paper doily. Flat back gems from ebay. The butterfly
is a memory box die.The satin leaves I inherited from my aunty, and the flower button is also from my stash.
I hope you like it, and thank you again for your visit and comments. Have a wonderful crafty
Thursday everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny Lawrence.

Wednesday 22 August 2012


Hi and another good morning to all my lovely bog friends, and THANK YOU for your lovely
comments and condolences. Every comment means a great deal to me, and I love reading what
everyone has to say, and also visiting your blogs and viewing your lovely creations. We all inspire
each other, and that's how it should be we are a wonderful craft community. All helping one
another in some little way.
Now to todays post I'm afraid it's a bit of a long one as this creation needs a few pictures.
I made this book card and box for my granddaughter when she was having her second baby.
I made 2 one in Pink and one in Blue because we didn't know wether our precious little baby
was a girl or a boy. It turned out to be a girl. So I still have the boy one waiting for some lovely
little baby boy to arrive or someone to order it.

The card book is a 6x6 size. Basically you make 3 of the same cards and glue them together with
double sided tape as I mentioned in my Wedding Book. I used the glitter girls cosmic embossing
board, and their domes to make the front a shaker card. As you can see I put some pink beads inside.
The image is from a Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD, and also some of the papers, and images inside
as you will see in my later photo. The ribbon was a purchase from C and C a long time ago. It was
very pretty lots of pastel shades. rose buds from my stash.

This the back of the book. I like to make the back of my books look nice too.

Now the inside of the book.  Decorated with Spellbinders Parisian Corner Die. and what ever
you want to put into it from your own stashes if you decide to copy.

And finally the box for it. I think I put some acetate over the image but I'm not sure as this was
over a year ago. Well I told it was a long post today.  I hope you like it, and thank you for popping
by and looking.

Tuesday 21 August 2012


Hi and good morning to all my lovely blog friends.
I would like to say a big welcome to everyone who visits my blog and THANK YOU for your visit.
Today's card is one we all have to make sometime in our life, but one we hate to make.
I made this one for my Aunty Norina. She is the only surviving sister of my mother's family, of
which my mother was the eldest of 10.

I started with a A4 white pearlised card made into and A5 card.
I used Spellbinders Parisian Motifs for the sides, top and bottom.
I chalked with a pink chalk through the design.
I then stamped my large cross with clear pigment ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I did this 3 times. Then cut out the layers I wanted from each cross.
I coloured the crosses layers with Whisper pens in different shades of pink. added some white daisies
from my stash and put a little flat pink gem in the middle of each daisy. Lastly I glued some of the
off cuts of the Spellbinders Die to parts of the card.
Than you for visiting my blog. I enjoy reading all your comments. They mean a great deal to me.
I know from yesterdays post that we don't all think the same, but that's what makes us individuals,
doesn't it.
Have a great and wonderful happy crafty day everyone
Lots of crafty love. Jenny.

Sunday 19 August 2012


Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you all had a really good Saturday. I live in Kent and it was really hot yesterday, but I understand not for everybody in the country. I don't like it too hot, but listen to me moaning when some of you had dreadful weather.
Today's card is a red and white card I made for my Daughter's Birthday in July, but I never gave her this one as I remembered she had asked me to make her one with Tulips on.
It's my usual favourite size 8x8 white card. Matted and layered with red holographic card. I then used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Enchanted folder and white card and embossed it. I cut out two red strips of card and mounted them on foam pads. Then I cut out 4 Spellbinders Parisian Accents and glued them back to back. Put a strip of red stones in the middle. The strips of stones were a bargain in a pound shop, for the pound you not only got those strips but 2 larger stone strips, and a sort of swag
too. I cut out Parisian Accents motif and lacy circles too and mounted one on top of the other. Then
I coloured my large flower with a red whisper pen and put some glitter glue on top of the flower, and a white stone from my stash in the centre. I added an organza bow with a red stone oblong centre piece from my stash. Finally I finished off the edges of the Parisian Accents with Cosmic shimmer Pearl PVA
glue, to make the pearly dots.
I am sorry about the left hand side of the card. The white on the edge of the card seems to have merged
with the white card background when I photographed it.
Well thats all for now, I hope everybody has a really lovely Sunday, and I also hope you enjoyed looking at my card today.

Saturday 18 August 2012

Who put out the Fire

to all my blog friends, and THANK YOU for all your kind words of encouragement over this week.
Well I can hear all of you saying thank goodness it's the weekend. That is those of you that don't have to work.
Today my card is one I made last week.  It's my usual favourite size 8x8 card size. I used A3 black pearlised card stock cut into this size. Matted it with yellow A4 card stock. The stripped glitter card
is a bit left over from my Kanban Card bought from C and C last year. I have used a freebie image
from the internet, coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens. Distress ink in Wild Honey round the edges.
Glitter glue round the image, and Glossy Accents to make it look like water falling from the hose,
ans round his feet. The flowers and butterfly were Dovecraft's blossoms and butterflies. I used
Spellbinders Foliage Dies fir the leaves and the sprays, and some yellow roses from my stash, and
of course some black half back pearls, and stones.
Those of you with a keen eye will notice the difference in the 2nd picture as I took it and then decided
to put a few other bits to the front.
I  hope you like it. Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.

Friday 17 August 2012

Last Years Christmas Card and Showcase

Hi  and good morning to all my lovely blog friends. I hope all is well with you and your lovely families.
Today's card is a Christmas Card I made last year for my family.

It was another quickie as I'm always pushed for time making my Christmas Cards. Basically I leave it too late and then have to rush. The year before I made lovely ones with the letters XMAS in a book form. They came out superb but silly me I forgot too photograph them, in all the hurry of Christmas, and as you have read I have Six grown up children so you can imagine how long it took me. I made them all the same but in different colours for each family.
Well now to today's card. It is my favourite size 8x8 with Kanban Card stock I bought from C and C.
With just a few other little embellishments of my own . I really did like this card stock and the sentiments.
I hope you like it.
Next I'm showcasing my sister Wendy's lovely jewellery she makes. She gave me this necklace when
I last visited her in South Wales. She actually lives in the same town as our lovely Lindyloo isn't that
a coincidence. I lived there for many years myself. Till I lost my first husband to the big C, and moved
to Kent after meeting and marrying my wonderful Tony. I hope you all have a really great crafty day.
Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday 16 August 2012

Happy Anniversary

  Hi everyone,
  may I say a big THANK YOU to every lovely person who has joined my blog, and everyone who 
has commented on my creations.

Today's card is one I made for my sisters Wedding Anniversary in July. Next year is her big 50th one.
I started with an 8x8 card made out of Crafters Companion A3 White Pearlised Card.
I matted and layered it with silver mirror card and mint pearlised paper with roses embossed on it.
I used some lovely lace again that I inherited from my mother. Flat back mint pearls from my stash.
Spellbinders lacy circles, Parisian Motif, Parisian Corners, Bitty Blossoms to make the roses out of 
the left over paper. This paper makes lovely roses, the dark green card to make the leaves, and white to make the leaf spray, form Spellbinders foliage dies. The ivy was from Hobby Craft. A large organza 
bow with button in the middle. The paerlised hearts were from eBay. This was a quickie so I had to
put a peel off for the sentiment, as I was in the middle of making my granddaughter's wedding cards.
Oh and I forgot Glossy Accents for the drops of water on the leaves and flowers.
I hope you like it. 

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Dedicated to my Mother

Hi everyone and thank you for popping by and leaving such lovely comments over the past 2 days. Can I say thank you for putting up with my blog sites problems. It's been my lack of technical skills.
Today I'm dedicating my blog to my mother's skills. As today would have been her 93rd Birthday
but sadly she passed away 10 years ago.
The picture coming up on my blog is of me in the middle in a fancy dress costume my mother made me
I am showing you this because I know you crafty people will appreciate the work that went into this.
I am dressed as a coronation cake. My mother made this and how she got Westminster Abbey printed
on the blouse I don't know. No computers in those days. My mother was very good at sewing and design, she made nearly all mine and my 2 sisters dresses. she also made and designed her own wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses.
One dress I remember well was a gold taffeta dress, It had fairies embroidered on it by my grandmother
on her first electric sewing machine. No fancy embroidery stitches in the early fifties.
Well I have waffled on enough now I hope I haven't bored you or made you go to sleep.
Thank you again for popping by.

My next picture is of a box I made about 4 years ago.
I used double sided 12x12 card some peel off flowers matted on to the card some butterfly peel offs
put on to acetate, and then covered with pearls. The butterfly peel offs were  from the Glitter Girls

Tuesday 14 August 2012

The Wedding Box

Hi everyone if my post went out yesterday okay this is my 2nd posting. It's Tuesday morning and just my 2nd day at this.
Before I get to my card today I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Lindyloo for showcasing my cards so often on her web site, and also her encouragement to start this blog.
I would also like to thank Pops for her suggestion on starting a blog too.
My card today is a box I made for my Granddaughter's Wedding Book which I made for her mother to give her. I'm not sure how to upload multiple pics on one posting so I will post the card book on a later posting. Perhaps somebody can advise me about multiple pics.
The box is made with Crafters Companion A3 ivory pearlised card. I worked out the size to fit and 8x8 card myself and then marked the markings on my A3 cutting mat. Then I used some lovely pearlised paper form my local craft shop. I cut out the Spellbinders Parisian corners to go all around the box. Then I added some ivory lace I cut into small pieces with ivory pearls on top. I also used some little organza roses that come on a roll and put ivory pearls on the top. The lace and the organza roses came from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ivory pearls from E bay. I used the Spellbinders Parisian round motifs and scolloped circles for the center and distressed with victorian velvet distress ink.
I hope you like it. Thank you for visiting me and giving me your comments.
Before I go I would like to quote a saying out of my little Thank You Book
One can never pay
in gratitude; one can
only pay in "kind"
somewhere else in life.
by Ann Morrow Lindenburgh

The Weeding Card Book

Hi Everyone, I'm back today with the card book that went into the box, I showed this morning. I have  used Crafters Companion A3 ivory pearlised card cut into a 8 x8 inch card. I cut out 3 identical
ones to make the book, and glued them together with double sided tape. I used the same paper form my local craft shop, and the cut up lace and pearls on top. Then I added the organza roses to it too.
The center of the card is Spellbinders lacy circles and parisian motif too. Finished it off with an ivory organza bow, with a pearly round button type of thing I make. Basically you use a dob of clear glue gel on a piece of greased paper you find under your sticky pads. Then you pop pearls into it in what ever shape you would like. Any holes you cover with clear glitter. I got this idea after admiring Sue Wilson's on her cards so as I couldn't buy any, I made my own.
I hope you like my card book,  that's all for today and thank you again for dropping by.

Monday 13 August 2012

Raindrops keep falling on my Head

Hi to everyone that visits my blog and thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I am new to this so excuse me if I make a mistake along the way.
I have named my first post Raindrops keep falling on my head, because the image on the card is about rain.
This card I made for the Wild Orchid Challenge Pinks and Green, but silly me I didn't realise you had to have a blog when I made it a few days ago. Well perhaps I can enter now.
The image was a free on off the Internet. It is coloured in with Spectrum Noir markers and has cherry blossom flowers from the Wild Orchid web site. The lace flowers I inherited form my mother. The pearls came with a type of lazy Susan pen holder bought from create and craft. The design round the image is part of spellbinders label 24. The backing paper is from my stash.
I hope you enjoy my very first post and thank you for dropping by.