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.

Thursday 25 January 2018

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE...................JANUARY 2018

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

My legs have been playing up, and I have not been sleeping too well, and kept falling asleep every time I tried to use my computer perhaps I should try that at night when I can't sleep. LOL. 

Today is the start of the first 
 RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE of the year over at 
Now this month isn't my turn to post a DT card, but I always post a card to remind you all, and as Maureen says I can enter my card on the months I'm not on the DT so here is my card.


This is a 8"x8" size card.
The centre is from a re-cycled card I had the year before last, and didn't want to throw it away.
Just added some Crafters Companion Pearl Sparkly Diamond Spray on it to make it lustre which doesn't show up too well on the blog.
I used my Crafters Companion Embossing folder again.
The blue glitter card is non shed from the pound shop.
Finally I made my flowers, and added some pearly snowflakes.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 


meg said...

love the frosty blue glitter card against the white pearlised card, great layout and fantastic recycling

Chris said...

It's gorgeous Jenny, the deep blue contrasts so beautifully with the white, fabulous embossing and die cuts...and recycling too!
Hope your legs stop's awful when you can't sleep.

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning Christmas card. I do hope that you start to feel better soon and that you get a good nights rest. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Christine Harrop said...

A really lovely card and great recycling Jenny. I have put some cards aside so that I can do the same for next Christmas. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy L said...

It is beautiful Jenny, xxx

Carol S. said...

I love blue and white for Christmas cards and your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you join us again. Carol S. DT

pam said...

Stunning card Jenny, beautiful circle bauble and love your embossing.
Same here Jenny..wish I could sleep.
Hugs Pam x

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Jenny!! The design is so gorgeous!! I love the shimmery paper and the pretty blue!! What a beautiful card this is!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathleen said...

What a gorgeous shade of blue and a brilliant design. Love all the dies too, not to mention the lovely embellishments. Someone will be very lucky to receive this.

Kath x

Craftyhugs said...

Stunning card jenny. Love the blue and your die cuts. Sorry you're still having issues with your eyes. I remember before I left you was due an op on them . I will take a look at That blog as I'm interested in doing DT work again. Thanks for thinking of me, much appreciated. Hope your legs are feelingb bit better xxx

Unknown said...

Stunning card Jenny, the blue is gorgeous as are those fab flowers. I have a few cards put aside that as soon as they came in the post this Christmas I thought ooohh I could re-use that !
Hope your legs give you some rest soon it's a nightmare isn't it :(
Hugs Kaz xx

cuilliesocks said...

Such a gorgeous card Jenny, love the design and the frosty blue, beautifully embellished too. Hope you get some decent sleep, it's just horrible not being able to sleep at night, take care, Kate x

Joan said...

Beautiful card, I love the blue and white colour scheme

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is stunning Jenny, a beautiful, rich sapphire blue and gorgeous details.

Jean said...

A pretty card for the first Rudolph Day Jenny. I love the pearly effect and the blue and white colours.
Jean x

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, I love the embossing and great upcycling of that card too x

Sarah said...

Gosh, this is a stunner Jenny, lovely rich blue colour. A clever upcycle too, I was going to ask where the die came from!! xx

Liz said...

Stunning card, Jenny. A beautiful design and so striking in blue and white. xx

LesleyG said...

Beautiful blue card Jenny, love the embossing texture, happy RD xxx

scrappymo! said...

Sorry to hear you are suffering with your father-in-law had that problem. He used to have a special mat and had to avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking. He was not a smoker so that was easy to avoid but he found decaffeinated tea and coffee not to his liking!

Your card is beautiful. I love the bight colour of the non shed glitter paper. We have that here for $2.00 at the dollar store, but the colours are more pastel tones and not vivid at all.

The pearl snowflakes, satin white flowers and beautiful bow all make this upcycled card front fabulous.

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

KandA said...

Wonderful card Jenny and I love the blue + white colour combo.
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well and hope that things get better soon. When I use the laptop in the evening my eyelids start dropping but as soon as I get into bed I'm suddenly wide awake again xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love seeing your cards Jenny and this one is so pretty. Love how you used embossed card on the inside too...awesome and the shimmer of your spray does show!!
Now donning my official DT hat....
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Janice said...

Hi Jenny, sorry to hear that you're not feeling so good, hope your legs feel better soon. Love the Christmas card....especially in that rich blue colour. Janice xx

Linby said...

That is so pretty and the inside is wonderful. I hope this goes to someone who will appreciate all that work.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Brilliant card. Love that blue glitter card so will have to have a look in the pound shop.
Also love the little pearl flowers and the embossing folder too.
Hope the RLS calms down for you.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

hi jenny, oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! all the papers look so luxurious and i love the blue glitter paper! i also love the embossing on the front, how you've finished the inside (i need to work at that) and finished it all off with some lovely pearls.

i hope your legs are feeling better. i'm more robotic than ever. lol. thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such kind words. and, thank you so much for sharing your christmas card with us at the rudolph days challenge!
rudolph days challenge DT

Brenda said...

My legs have been driving me crazy too Jenny and I end up not sleeping well either. I get up and take Tylenol Arthritis, it helps take the edge off so I can sleep some. Yes, the computer puts me to sleep too! lol I am loving this beautiful Christmas card! That blue glitter paper is stunning and I love the white embossed piece too. Those little pearl flowers are just so pretty and perfect on this card. I love that die cut too! So funny because I didn't realize that we had the same last name! lol Hugs, Brenda