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.

Sunday 22 September 2013


Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope your weekend is going well, and that
you are all feeling okay.

Thank you for the comments on my shopping

I have a card and box I was asked to make for
a lady that contacted me, she was so impressed
with my blog that she wanted me to make a 
card and box for her Sons 21st Birthday.
She said he was a fan of anything vintage.
So this is what I came up with.


Now the inside.

The box.

This is a 8x8 size card and box to fit.
I distress inked the white card with Antique 
Linen Distress Ink to make it look vintage.
I matted with kraft card, and then cut out my
Grand Labels 1with gold mirri.
I then cut out the slightly smaller size in white
thin card and distressed this with Tea Die 
Distress Ink.
I then randomly stamped vintage images all
over to make it look like bought paper.
I added a computer sentiment to the  Nesting
Labels 1.
Finished my card off  with a Kanban Vintage
Topper, and some buttons from my stash.
The box I made to match with doubled up
card to make the box stronger , and then
decorated it to match.
The lady in question was very pleased with
the result.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Sarah said...

Great vintage card Jenny!! This is the genre that I struggle the most with so I'll know where to come for inspiration! Have a good Sunday xx

Di said...

Great card Jenny, and how cool to be contacted out of the blue. You sure cracked vintage!

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

These are wonderful Jenny. Wonderful designs and fabulous detailing.
I hope you have a good Sunday
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic Jenny. I love it.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
This is certainly vintage done to perfection! The chap reminds me of Professor Layton from my Nintendo games.
Another great project.
Ang x

Sue said...

Card is totally gorgeous Jenny! he will love it you have certainly got the vintage going on there girl xxxx lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

The card and box are both beautiful, the recipient will be over the moon with it. I love the colours
Well done
Sue x

Craftyhugs said...

Hi honey!
So sorry to hear your still having trouble with that damn printer! You should send it back sweetie , not worth the trouble . Might be something wrong with it.
This card is gorgeous. I love vintage cards and its great card for a male.
Your box is just stunning. I love how all your projects just come together.
I've got some good news. I'm getting a grand calibur from sister for next week!! Yippeeee lol. I can't wait. Bless her.
Anyway have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs xx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Jenny and just perfect for a young man. I love this look and I'm sure he will too, hugs Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

Fantastic card Jenny. Love the Kanban image and the clever way you have produced your backing paper. Love and hugs from Christine xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, This card is gorgeous, I love the images you have used, and the background stamping is really lovely. As always, the box is every bit as gorgeous as the card within. I bet your lady was 'over the moon' with it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hazel said...

Jenny you were asked to do vintage and you have come up trumps with this card.

Hazel xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jenny, this is a fabulous card... Love the vintage look and colours - and super images! Carole Z xx

Unknown said...

Wow Jenny this is just all the vintage goodies on this card.xx