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 26 November 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

Today I have some more of my makes for the Bazaar.
I decided I wanted to make some boxes with six little cards inside.
These I made  by stamping my stars on snippets of white card so I will be joining my playground friends in the Snippets Playground.
 I really enjoyed making these.
As the sentiment is also a Christmas Song I will be joining the Allsorts Challenge as well.

 The cards are 4"x4" in size, and I made the box to fit them.
I started by free hand stamping my background with  stamps that came free with the Creative Stamping Magazine.
Then I stamped my stars onto snippets of card with Memento Danube Blue Ink.
I the matted them on to non shed glitter card from the pundland.
This I did by drawing around the stars and cutting them all out with a small border as I didn't have a die for them.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Saturday 25 November 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

I am back today with my last GD for the Rudolf Challenge of this year.
The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month over at 
and as always, it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
One entry per person.
Iwould also like to thank Maureen for having me as one of her DT this year I have enjoyed my year with all the other very talented people who were her DT over this year.
I have also enjoyed looking at the very super creations entered by all you talented people out there.
So I was busy making things for the Bazaar, and came up with this idea of a larger wreath after seeing smaller ones on U Tube being made by One Very Happy Bird. HERE

This is my idea of a larger one.

As you can see I made the smaller ones also.
My idea was to cut out some card in a wreath shape a few times, and glue it together.
Then I bound the card with cheap ribbon.
Next I made up lots of the beaded pipe cleaner shapes as the tutorial, and hot glued them to the ribbon wreath front, back, inside, and outside, and then decorate as you wish.
This takes about 2 hours to make, and I used the beaded Christmas Decorations for mine as you get loads, and they are really cheap.

Thank you so much for your visit, and I do hope you have the time to join us in this last challenge of the year.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Thursday 23 November 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

Sorry I have been away so long from my blog it has been a very busy time for me with the Bazaar looming.

Today starts another fortnights challenge for the
It's the B Teams turn again and I am the host for the challenge this time around, and I would like to see Christmas Animals on your super entries please.
The challenge runs from 23/11/17 to Wednesday the 6/12/17 , and closes at 6PM on that day.
So here is my DT card I made.

This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used a mixture of 6"x6" papers for this card.
The base paper had those lovely mandalas on it so I cut a few out and glued them to the front of the card.

I do hope you can find time to visit the challenge, and see the wonderful creations my Team friends have created, and hopefully find the time enter. 

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Wednesday 8 November 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

I live in a bungalow in a sheltered housing complex which has flats on the site too, and we are having a Christmas Bazzar in December so I am busy thinking, and making things ready for it.
I found this tutorial on U Tube HERE
for making pipe cleaner candy cane tree ornaments.
Now I couldn't find the right size beads she used, in my area so I went with smaller children's ones.
Hope you think they look alright.

I love the red , and green ones, but couldn't find more of those colour beads.
One green one I did put 2 beads in between which worked quite well.

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

Tuesday 7 November 2017


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

I do hope you are all having a good week so far.

It's one of my Granddaughter's Birthday today so here is a card I made her.
As the post title says these boots are definitely not made for walking in.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
The boots image is from Craftsuprint.
Decoupaged the boots and the roses.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Sunday 5 November 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

Sorry I have been missing this week, but my Daughter was on leave from her work, and so my Daughter, Granddaughter, and myself had a lovely week shopping and doing lots of lovely things together.
I managed quite a bit of C,shopping with their lovely help too. 
So then I had a lot of house work to catch up on that got left out.

In between I was watching U Tube on how to make Christmas Ornaments as I had to make a DT project for the MAWTT Christmas Challenge that was anything except a card.
So here is the second ornament I made yesterday.
For anyone that is interested in making one of these HERE is the link.

This is my version of her wonderful ornament.
I didn't have the shower ring she used so I used a few layers of card, and wrapped my ribbon around.
There is a Snippet of Acetate on the image that doesn't show in the photo.
Also I used up lots of Snippets to make this including the image, and the back embossed card, so I will be joining my playground friends with this.
The poinsettia die I won on the playground years ago.

Thank you for your visit, and your wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.