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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 3 Little Great Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 20 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.

Monday, 6 July 2020

MALE RETIREMENT CARD AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

I do hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I was asked to make a retirement card for a colleague at my Daughter's works recently.
It was a request that needed to be made quickly so good old Hunkydory images to the rescue.
The person in question has worked for my Daughter's company for 38 years and what dedication to work there for so long, and help lots of clients that have learning difficulties.






This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
The Hunkydory card stock and images were a Hunkydory free gift from their site back last year I think, you just pay £2.99 for the postage. 
I included ten 5"x5" cards in the pockets for everyone to sign and give their own greetings.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES CHALLENGE 120........AT THE BEACH


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

It's the first of the month and time for another challenge over at


The challenge theme this month is At The Beach.
You have to the end of the month to enter the challenge, I do hope you can.
I must admit I found this one a little hard till I remembered some stamps I had from Creative Stamping Magazine a few years ago so I created a beach scene.

  



This is a 7"x7" size card.
I started by water colouring my
my sky, sea, and sand with a selection of Izink Inks on water colour card.
I then used some pearlised white ink to create the waves, and also sone white gel pen too.
I then stamped my sandcastle, birds, and sentiment on my trusted Misti to the scene.
Then I paper pieced  the beach hut, bucket and spade, deck chair, and parasol to the scene which I coloured in with Promarkers.
The inside was stamped by hand with shells which are an Inkylicious
stamp.
I was quite pleased with the result.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by my team friends.
Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Saturday, 27 June 2020

ANNIVERSARY CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

As it's been so darn hot I am giving housework the heave ho for now and doing more posting for a change.

It is cooler today but it's still so hot in the house after the last few days and it plays my Arthritis up so much.

Today I have an Anniversary card I made for my stepson and his wife back in April.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers are Stamperia 
and the heart dies are Tattered Lace.
Flowers and Leaves are Carnation Crafts Dies.
Pearly centres of flowers from HobbyHouse.
 
I could not put Happy Anniversay on this as my DIL had just lost her Mother hence no verse either. 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE ..JUNE 2020


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

Well it's the 25th of the month already and time for the Rudolf Days Challenge.
This month is not my DT turn so I can enter the challenge.
The challenge runs form today till the end of the month.
I first joined this challenge I think it was about 5 years ago when Sarn used to run it, or it could be longer than that.
In all that time I never won the challenge till earlier this year.
My prize from the lovely Maureen was a wonderful stamp from Woodware so I made these cards from it.


The inside.
 The card that was not heat embossed.

These are 5"x7" size cards.
The first I heat embossed and the second I didn't. 
I coloured the holly leaves with distress ink and added some red gems for the berries.
I then splattered red and green distress inks mixed with water all over the card fronts, inside, and envelopes. 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-rudolph-days-challenge.html 

Monday, 15 June 2020

50th .....SMALL ALBUM AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

Hope all is well with everyone since I last posted.

Today I have a Small Album and Box I created for my stepdaughter's 50th Birthday tomorrow, she doesn't know about my blog so I can show it.
Sorry it's a bit picture heavy.

 Front Cover






1st and 2nd pages.

 Middle Pages.

 5th and 6th pages.

 Top pockets with picture mounts in between pages 2 and 3 and also 4 and 5.

 Back of Album.

Box I made to fit the Album.

This is a 7"x7" size small album and box I made to fit it.
 I made it out of 3/ 7" size cards glued together to make the pages.
I used the Carnation Crafts Summer Daze dies and paper downloads to decorate it.
The inside pockets and corners are Tonic Dies. 
Picture matts I created pockets to slide pictures in and decorated with flowers and birds on both sides.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every wonderful visit and comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


 

 

Monday, 8 June 2020

GRANDSON'S 16th BIRTHDAY CARD AND POP UP BOX


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

Hope you all had a good weekend.
Mine was the same as it has been for the last 11 weeks and I suppose it may be the same for most of you too.

Today I have a Card and Pop up Box I made my Grandson's 16th Birthday in March before all the lockdown.
He supports Arsenal Football team so this is what I made him.
He is also a Goal Keeper with his team he plays for, and he also passed his exams to Referee Youngters Matches, which used to earn him a little money.




Card is 8"x8" in size.
Made the background paper with my 3D CD and printed it on photo paper.
Added a big 16 made with tmeplates and cut by hand.
In- corporated a pair of Goalie Gloves and a Football.
The pop up box I used more of the items left over from the card and addded his age and some stars.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

SON'S BIRTHDAY CARD.


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

How are all of you managing with the new measures that we have been given.
I am really scared to venture out after all it's still out there and I am 71 years of age so have been self isolating for 10 weeks now and I am into my 11th this week.
Luckily I have always been okay with my own company.

Finding it very hard to get into crafting though as I think my mojo is in sleep mode.

I visited a friends blog recently and she had a lovely card on her blog which I asked if I could case for my Son's Birthday, as I was struggling what to put on his card this year. 
Brenda used stamps which I didn't have so improvised.
You can find her lovely card
HERE 
Please pop over and give her some lovely comments and follow if you are not already following her.

So onto my version of Brenda's card.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I inked some watercolour card stock with a mixture of DIs
to give a look of a night sky
 hopefully it looks like it.
I add some flicks of glitter pen mixed with water to look like small stars.
Then also added some blobs for bigger stars.
 I used a round punch for the moon and coloured it with different  inks  and finally added some white pearlised ink round the edges and accross the moon to give it some atmosphere.
Sentiments computer generated.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every wonderful comment you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Monday, 1 June 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT....CHALLENGE NO 119.....THINGS WITH WINGS


Hi and welcome to my very talented and craft loving friends.

It's the 1st of the month and time for another challenge over at
Our host should have been the lovely Jackie but she has left our DT  so I expect Diane our lovely team leader will take over.
We kept the the theme Jackie chose and would like to see on your creations.
 Things With Wings.

So I decided to decorate a Battery Operated Candle for my DT work.


The images I die cut from Carnation Crafts dies, and glued to the candle then I painted them with glossy accents to make them glossy.
The challenge runs to the end of the month please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by my DT friends.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate each and every visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Friday, 29 May 2020

PEACH ROSES CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented and craft loving friends.

Gosh 2 post in a row, I am taking advice from some of you and letting the house work go for once.

I do have quite a few cards I have made to show as I have not been blogging much, but made quite a few of the last 6 months or so. 



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers are Stamperia and so pretty.
Decoupaged the Roses by fussy cutting them out.
The lace doily is a Tattered Lace Die.
My pearly Nuvo Drops didn't come out very good.
Decided to decorate some envelopes for the inside pockets.

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

Thursday, 28 May 2020

CARD AND BOX FOR NEW GRANDPARENTS


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

I do hope everyone and their family are all okay with this pandemic.
Had a bit of scare with my Daughter as she has has to work throughout, but test came back negative thank goodness. 

I was asked to make this card and box for a perspective new Grandparents.





This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
The spotty card I bought back in January at Sandown Craft Event.
The circle dies are Tattered Lace.
The non shed glitter card is from Hobbycraft.
Baby dies cheap chinese bought a few years ago.
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pearls from Hobby house.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

Monday, 25 May 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE MAY 2020......DT CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.
 
I do hope everyone is safe and well.
 
Well it's the 25th of the month already, and time for the.
 
RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE
over at
 
As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
It runs till the last day of the month, and you can win a lovely prize as well, as getting your Christmas creations made early. 
 
Here the card I made this month for my DT.
 
  
 
This is a 8"x8" size card.
The white non shed glitter card was from Hobbycraft.
The pale pink card is Carnation Crafts.
The bauble die was sent to me by Maureen so I thought I would use it this month.
Just added some snowflake pearls and some pink pearls that matched the colour card.
Made the Poinsettias from a Robert Addams die I won on the Pixies Snippets Playground many years ago.
The sentiment is a Sue Wilson one which if I remember correctly Maureen also sent me a few years ago also.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really love that you find time to visit me when I haven't had time to blog myself.
Still having a few health probs, and  it takes me so long to get my house work done and when it's all done I am exhausted.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 

Friday, 1 May 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES...............FLOWERS CHALLENGE 118


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

It's the first of the month again, and it's time for another challenge over at
The theme this time around is flowers, and the lovely Jodie is your host for this challenge.
The challenge runs till the end of May.

So here is what I created for my DT.



This is an 8"x7" size card. 
I made my shaped card by using the die to creat it out of pale yellow card.
I lined the white background inside with pale yellow paper to match.
Then I cut out the lovely lace die in white.
This die is a Tatered Lace Die I bought some time ago and hadn't used it till now.
The Daffs are a Carnation Crafts Die and I decoupaged them and brushed Glossy Accents over them to make them shine and harden them.
The Swag Die is also a Carnation Crafts Die which I cut about to make the arch shape, and put gems in the centre of the little flowers.
Finished off with a organza bow.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to take a look at my team mates creations.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment made.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE...............APRIL 2020


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

Sorry I have not been about again lately finding very hard to get everything done in a day with no help from outside.
I have also been a bit down as I was not well, and the old mind kept thinking I had the virus.
I face time my family daily on my phone to keep my spirits up.
I do hope everyone is keeping well.

Running late with my entry into the Rudolf Days Challenge over at
It's not my month for my DT so I can enter a card, it's a quick make as I can't seem to concentrate at the moment. 




This is a 5"x7" size card.
I used a Crafters Companion 3D embossing folder and then used some very old rub ons to highlight the design.

Will be back tomorrow as it's the begining of the month and time for a new challenge over at 
Moving Along With The Times.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT.............CHALLENGE 117 DIAMANTE


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

As it's the 1st of the Month it's time for another challenge over at
The lovely Ang is your host for this challenge and she would like to see Diamante on your creations so here is what I made for my DT.


This is a 6"x6" size card.
This is a Hunkydory image from one of their pads you just add the Diamantes to it.
Love the sentiment.
The deep pink glitter card stock was a snippet left over from something else I made and I thought it went really well with the Diamantes.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by my team mates.

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

 

Sunday, 29 March 2020

ANNIVERSARY CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

I thought it was very wonderful and worth putting on my blog.

Today I have an Anniversary card I made for my Son and Daughter in Law who celebrated their 20th Anniversary recently.


This is an easel card I made for them.
Card stock and image both Hunkydory again.
Renforced the base with extra card stock so it wasn't floppy.
This fits into and 8"x8" size envelope.
Used Sue Wilson's Hexagon Stiched Die to cut the shape.
Doily is Tattered Lace.
Ticket Die is also Tattered Lace.
The Heart Die is Crafters Companion.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

A COUPLE OF STAMPED CARDS


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

Anyone getting stir crazy yet ?
I have always been fine with my own company so I am okay just hope everyone is keeping safe at the moment.

Today I have a couple of stamped cards I made a few weeks ago when I treated myself to Sheena's stamps after seeing her demos on C&C.
I am not good designing stamped cards for some reason I seem to have mental block about it.





These are both A5 in size.
First one is a tent fold.
I stamped the bird house in Archival black ink and coloured it with distress inks and water.
The second one I decided to keep all one colour.
I did spritz these with Crafters Companion Sparkle Clear Pens, but it doesn't show up in the photos sadly.

Thank you for your visit, and precious time.
I love your visits, and wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE.....DT.........MARCH 2020


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

I do so hope everyone is fit and well, and are not suffering with this dreadful virus.
Good job us crafty people have our crafts to help us pass the time.

It's the 25th of the month and time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG 
The challenge runs to the end of the month.
As always anything goes as long as it's Christmas .
ONE ENTY PER PERSON.
Maureen always has a lovely prize on offer, and you get your Christmas cards made throughout the year. 

For my DT this month I made 2 cards back in January ready for this month.

  


These are 6"x6" size cards.
Decided to go Shabby Chic with my designs this time around. 
I suppose with all the layers they could be called Mixed Media too.
I used lots of white texture paste on them both and on the 2nd one I also added Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter to the top.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment made.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

POP UP BOX FOR MY NIECE


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

I do do hope everyone is safe and well keep your chins up everyone, and keep crafting it helps.
Sending lots of love to those of you who may not be well with this or anything else.

Today I have a pop up box I made for my Niece to go with her Birthday card.


I used Hunkydory card stock again, and lots of snippets of card left over from the Birthday card I made in my previous post.
  The 50 dies, and the pansies were also snippets left over too.
I also used snippets to line the flaps of the pop up box.
This all folds flat nicely into an A4 envelope.
Will join my playmates over at the Pixies Snippets Playground with this.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Monday, 16 March 2020

50th BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

I do so hope you are all keeping well, and haven't come in contact with this awful virus.

I know I have been missing a lot lately, but I won't bore you with my health troubles.
I am still crafting when I can as I find it helps me.

Today I have a card and box I recently made for my Niece.




This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
My Niece loves Purple and Lilac colours so I used Hunkydory Garden Treasures paper pad for the background and some of their die cut flowers.
In fact all of the card used is Hunky dory card stock.
The pocket dies used are Tonic, the sentiment is Sue Wilson's die.
Number dies bought on Amazon.
I always cut my sentiment dies and number dies in old cereal boxes  first so I don't have to cut them out 4 or 5 times in thinner card.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit, and wonderful comment.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.