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.

Tuesday 13 October 2015


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends,
and visitors.
I do hope you are all keeping well, and for those 
a little under the weather big virtual hugs are on 
there way to you, to help.

Well I finally got my card done for the Butterfly
Challenge, as I was having one of my bad nights
again, and couldn't sleep.
Decided to go a bit Shabby Vintage style with this.
Now those of you that know me well know I don't
very often do Shabby Vintage cards, it's bit out of
my comfort zone, but I thought I would have a go 
as I won the wonderful Butterfly Stamp on the
Snippets Playground last year, and I thought it was
time I used it. 

This is a 6"x6" size card.
I distressed the edges with scissors, and then I
used DI Tea Dye on the edges of cream card.
I also letter pressed the music embossing folder
with Tea Dye too.
Stamped the Butterfly, and Butterfly background
inside with Ranger Archival Ink Potting Soil.
I stamped some musical notes with a stamp I 
bought at Lidl Supermarket a couple of weeks 
The embossing, and the butterfly were done on 
snippets so I will join my friends in the Snippets
Playground for some fun, and games with Miss 
Di, and the lovely Parsnip playing monitor, and
making sure we don't get too boisterous. LOL.

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

I would like to enter this into the following


Sarah said...

Oh yes Jenny you have captured shabby chic's a style I struggle with too. Love the inky embossed detail and that stamp really is beautiful xx

Eve said...

Hi Jenny
Wow! I love your shabby vintage card and you certainly have mastered it!
With so much attention to detail and texture - fabulous!
Thanks for sharing it at the playground.
Eve xx

Christine Harrop said...

Oh this is so pretty Jenny. I too struggle with shabby chic - as Ang would say distressing distresses me ... lol! You have used so many elements which all fit together so well! Hope all is well with you. Hugs Christine xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Shabby chic suits you Jenny, you have certainly nailed it here. Love the embossing and butterfly stamp, very pretty.

Алексровер Анна said...

Jenny, love your shabby card, wonderful stamp, and as always- so thoughtfully done inside! Thanks for your kind words in my blog !

Jacee said...

Soooo very lovely Jenny, great layout, love the colours and the music notes, a bargain from Lidl? Wow, the butterfly is fabulous, I guess by now you've figured I love this card!!!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathleen said...

Don't do shabby vintage myself and to be honest have never tried so well done you for trying and making such an excellent job, great colours and stamps and this would fit perfectly in our No Designer papers challenge at Allsorts this week.
I am well thanks at the moment and hope you are too.
Kath x

Jean said...

Wow Jenny, your card is gorgeous. The butterfly stamp is beautiful and I love the music background, and the vintage colours.
Jean x

Di said...

Hi Jenny! I spotted this just now and had to hop over and say how much I love this card, and also that it's great to see you using that butterfly stamps. LOVE it just in the sepia tone - perfick!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Jenny, and Parsnip went all weakkneed and soppy/giggly :)


Di xx

MaryH said...

Looks to me as though you do Vintage just fine! Love this beautiful win (and congrats on that score too) and he looks perfectly perched on the swirls of that music embossing. Really like the composition of your card, and the swirly way you've cut the panels. The lattice effect of those die cuts that are peeking out at the edges look so pretty, as does the bright little badge you've tucked on there. It's beautiful, as always! Outside and inside. TFS & hugs too.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jenny, I absolutely love shabby vintage looking cards, and yours is fabulous, I love everything you have done on this card, gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lia said...

Hello Jenny, I love your shabby card and can't see that this is has been made 'out of your comfort zone'! Thank you so much for joining my blog as a follower, you are very welcome! Enjoy!
Lia xx

Sarn said...

I think it's a stunner Jenny. You've really nailed the shabby chic look and the butterfly is FAB.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Erika said...

Jenny thanks for the top tips with the glitter spray. I did have some many years ago but I don't know where it went!
I love your distressed card, you should do them more often. The butterfly is stunning. Great embossing too.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Jenny - it has a lovely vintage vibe to it - Michelle x

Barb said...

Hi Jenny, Well I can't believe you feel out of your comfort zone doing this type of card. It's absolutely knock-out. You're right that is a lovely butterfly and I really like how you've used your dies and the little green floral embellishment looks gorgeous.

Mrs A. said...

Your card is full of shabby sheekness to a T. I love the shades you have used. Sheet music looks beautiful. Thankyou for fluttering out of your comfort zone to enter my #40 . Hugs Mrs A.

pam said...

Beautiful vintage shabby card design Jenny, gorgeous butterfly stamp, love the music notes and colours.
Pam x

brenda said...

A beautiful card for our theme this week Jenny and a super design, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

LesleyG said...

love love love your shabby vintage card, just beautiful, you should do more! stamp from Lidl?! awesome! xxx

Mervi said...

Totally gorgeous and stylish card, love it!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Barb said...

Hi Jenny Congratulations on being a Top Five winner on the Allsorts blog challenge with this beautiful card. Barbxx

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x