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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 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.

Friday, 25 November 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE DT.......NOVEMBER 2022

 

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

 

Well it's the 25th of the month and time for last Rudolf Challenge of 2022  over at 

 SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG 

As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

One Entry Per Person.

You can however put more than one card on your post if you would like to.

The challenge runs to the end of the month.

I would like to thank Maureen for another year of hard work involved in running this challenge blog especially as she has been looking after her hubby after his health scare.

 

Here is my DT cards I made for this month.

 


The first card is a 8"x8" size.

The second card is a 7"x7" size card.

I used Lavinia stamps on the first card and inked the scene in Distress Oxide inks and Versa fine Clair Twilight ink.

The second card I used some stamps that came free with the Stamping Magazine a few years ago.

I used my Derwent colour pencils to colour in the fox, and a combo of Distress Oxide inks and Versa Fine Clair inks.

 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make especially as I am such a bad blogger again lately.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


 
 

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES..CHALLENGE 148.....BRIGHT ON DARK

 

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

It's the 1st of the month again and time for a new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

The challenge is hosted by the lovely Tinz and she would like to see

 Bright on Dark.


The challenge runs from today till the 29th of November.

Here is a couple of cards I came up with.



The first card is a 6"x8" size and cut down from an 8"x8" card stock.

 The second card is a 5.5"x5.5" size amde out of an A4 piece of card.

I used some glitter washi tape around the edges of the black card stock and a Butterfly cut out of some card I have had for a while, it has gold edges but it doesn't show in the photo.

Coloured in with gel glitter pens. 

The second card is layers of black and coloured card stock with a Butterfly in the middle.


Thank you so much for your precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

 



 

 

Sunday, 30 October 2022

THROW BACK VINTAGE HALLOWEEN ALBUM

 

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

I don't have any use for Halloween cards so I thought I would bring back and old Album I made quite a few years ago as newer followers would not have seen this.

 






This is a 7"x6" size Album.
The papers I used are Graphic 45, and Pink Gem ones.
 
Thank you for your visit and precious time.
I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
 

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE .....OCTOBER 2022

 

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

Sorry I have been missing this month but it's been a bit of a hectic month with the Macmillan coffe morning at the begining of the month which we collected £172.95 a little down on previous years.

Also my Daughter has been on  holiday from work and we have been going out together.

Had my covid jab also which made me feel ill for 36 hours.

 

Today I am posting my Rudolf Days Challenge card as it's not my month for DT so I can enter the challenge over at.

SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG

As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

The challenge runs till the end of the month and you could win a lovely prize too.

ONE ENTRY PERSON

but you can have multiples of cards on the one post if you like.

Here is my entry into this moths challenge.

 


 


These are 6"x6" size cards.

Both very similar but just changed the stamped image of the Robin on the branch slightly different on the second card.

All stamping was done by hand on the front of the cards and coloured in with Derwent water colour pencils.

The snow was done with bleed proof White Ink.

Just added a touch of stencilling to the edges of the cards with Distress Oxide Ink.

The stamp used was a freebie from a stamping magazine a few years ago when I used to subscibe to it.

Verse inside was stmped with a platform. 


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.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-rudolph-days-challenge.html


 

Saturday, 1 October 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES...DT...CHALLENGE 147........SKETCH

 

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

 

Well it's the start of a new month and time for a new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

The challenge this month is hosted by our Team Leader the lovely Diane-Louise and she has chosen a sketch.

 

The challnge runs from today till the 29th of Oct 2022.

This is what I went with a masculine version for a change.


 

This is a 8"x8" size card.

The images are from a Hunkydory Book of Mens images. 

I backed them onto card stock as they are a sort of paper image.

Then I  put a black permenant marker around the edges instead of matting them.

The British ILes map is also from a Hunkydory paper pad with maps on.

Type written Birthday Wishes is from a Hunkydory book of type written sentiments.

Card stock and paper used is also Hunkydory. 

 

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. 

Sunday, 25 September 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE.....SEPTEMBER 2022....DT CARDS

 

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

 

It's the 25th of the month already again and time for this months 

Rudolf Days Challenge over at

SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG 

As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

You may put more than one card on your post if you like.

You have till the end of the month to enter.

Here is what I made for my DT this month.

 


These are both 7"x7" size cards.

The first one I used Lavinia Stamps on my design except for the sentiment which was a Woodware Stamp.

The background was inked with Distress Oxide Inks.

The second card was made with a mixture of stamps for the twig wreath I used an Inkilicious Stamp.

The girl sitting on the snow is a Cardio Stamp, and the flying birds was a freebie stamp from a couple of years ago with the Stamping Magazine. 

I added some Nuvo White Drops to the wreath.

Inking was done with Distress Oxide Inks again.

Stamping on both cards was done by hand using Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink.


Thank you so much for your visit and precious tme.

I really apprciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 
 

Thursday, 22 September 2022

LAVINIA STAMPED BIRTHDAY CARD

 

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

Well this month I have done more posting than most of the year.

On Tuesday was my DIL Birthday so this is what I made her for a change from my usual cards.

 



This is a 7"x7" size card.

I created this scene with various Lavinia Stamps and a Lavinia Stencil.

The background I created with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders which I have had for quite a few years.

I edged my design with a black permenant marker instead of using a black card to matt it.

I added my verse after I photographed it.

I also stamped the envelope but forgot to photograph it. 

All stamping was done by hand.

 

Thank you for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

A MASCULINE CARD FOR A CHANGE.

 

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

 

Wasn't the funeral a very moving day of events I for one was glued to the TV.

So very sad and moving all the  once in a life time memory for most of us.

 

Today I have a masculine card for a change.

This I made for my BIL who plays golf every day with his brother since my sister passed away in 2016.

So glad he still has his brothers to help him get over the loss of my sister as they were married for many years my sister was 16 and my BIL was 18 when they got married in 1960.

His other brother lives in Belfast and has a child who competed in Ice Skating to a very sucessful level too and won lots of trophies as well.

It was funny as my sisters and I were a family of 3 girls and she married into a family of 3 boys.

 


This is a 8"x8" size card.

The card stock is from Hunkydory and didn't need much else as the card stock says it all.

Just added a green holographic 

matt layer.

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.
 

Saturday, 17 September 2022

60th BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX


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

 

Today I have a card I was asked to make by my Daughter for a work collegues 60th Birthday.

 



This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.

I did the usual and put lots of little cards inside the pockets for staff memeber to put their Birthday wishes in.

The images on the little cards is from the Hunkydory little book of Garden Treasures.

The die cut images on the pockets are Carnation Crafts.

Butterflies and Daffs are also Carnation Crafts too.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment your make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

A LAVINIA STAMPED ANNIVERSARY CARD

 

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

Been playing with my Lavinia stamps again.

My youngest Son and his wife had an Anniversary last Friday and on Saturday held a barbecue for all the family and it was lovely to all get together again.

The weather wasn't too bad and ended up staying till very late as everyone was enjoying chatting to each other.

My Daughter in Law made a yummy plum bakewell for afters as they have a plum tree in their garden.

Well as usual I digress so this is the card I made for them.

 


 

This is a 7"x7" size card.

I cut my card to 6.25 in size and  put black permanent pen around the edges instead of mounting it on black card stock.

I inked the background with Distress Oxide Inks.

Then stamped Rory and Darcy with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink.

I made a mask for my Sun and inked around it and then stencilled some hearts in it.

Then I stamped flowers and foilage stamps in different colour Versa Claire Inks to give it depth.

I also added a Blue Print Sketch DOI to the sedges to darken them and draw your eye into the centre.

Finally I added some posca white pen dots and some glitter pen to Rory and Darcy's wings and stems of foilage.

Last of all I Stamped Rory and Darcy on the envelope.

All the stamping was done by hand and no stamp platform was used.

 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comments you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 

 



Sunday, 11 September 2022

MY FIRST MEMORIES OF OUR BELOVED LATE QUEEN ELIZABETH 11

 

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

 

I was so saddened by the news on hearing it late Thursday evening about our beloved Queen, I remember celebrating her Coronation when I was just 4 years old.

If you have been folowing my blog for many years you would have seen the picture of me in a Coronation Cake outfit my Mother made for me to go to fancy dress ball.

I actually won first prize too.

This is the photo taken by the South Wales Argus of the first second and third.



I am the one in the centre of the picture the one on my left is my older sister don't know the name of the girl on my right.

My mother printed Westminster Abbey on my blouse I cannot imagine how she idid that in 1953 and then studded items around the cake skirt.

On the top was a the Royal Coach and Horses my mother bought to put on there, apparantly they are worth a lot of money now.

Don't know what happened to mine I most proberly played with it and broke it. 

Here is acloser picture of my outfit and the cake.

Thank you so much for sharing my memories.

I really appreciate every vist and wonderful comments you make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
 

Thursday, 8 September 2022

A COUPLE OF CHRISTMAS CARDS

 

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

 

Today I have a couple of Christmas cards I made out of card left over from other Christmas cards I made.

So I thought I would stamp these and use up the card that was left over.

I had some A6 cards in Ivory in my drawer that I keep my card stock in so they fitted perfectly on them.

 





 As I say these are A6 in size.

I just cut one inhalf to make the vertical tent fold one.

I used a stamp I had as a freebie from a stamping magazine a few yearsago with red pigment ink.

The sentiment stamp used on the first ard is a Woodware one and the sentiment stamp used on the second card is a Inkylicious Stamp.

 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment your make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR DAUGHTER

 

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

 

We had a thunder storm and some heavy rain last night.

It was much needed in my area of Kent as my grass in the garden looks dead and my Daughter hasn't had to cut the grass all summer this year so far.

Sometimes my Son does it and sometimes my Daughter does as my garden slopes to the side and bottom of the garden and I can't manage the lawn mower any more because of the slopes.

Today I have a card I made for my Daughter's Birthday back in the begining of July.

 


This is a 8"x8" size card which is my preferred size if I am not posting it.

The lovely glittery ombre paper is from Craft Artist from C&C.

I decided to attach part of some lace I had in my stash to the back of the oval die cuts.

The oval dies are from Crafts Too and bought from Amazon.

I used some lace daisies with some bling for the centres.

The Happy Birthday die is a Sue Wilson one and typed sentiment is fron a Hunkydory book of typed sentiments bought from Amazon.


Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comments you make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

Monday, 5 September 2022

BABY BOY CARD AND BOX

 

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

 

Did any of you find Google was having tantrums yesterday it wouldn't let me comment on quite a few sites and also I tried to post and it wasn't playing fair with that either.

 

So today I have a Baby Boy card and Box to show you.

Now there must be an influx of Baby Boys born as I have made quite a few these past months.

 


 


   This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
The paper is from the Jonna Sheen CD Baby Love.
Baby items from a cheap Chinese dies.
Flowers from Amazon.
Pearls from Hobby House Crafts.
 
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, 1 September 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES........CHALLENGE 146... TREES/ AND OR LEAVES.... DT CARDS

 

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

As it's the 1st of the month again it's time for a new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

I am your host for this months challenge and I would like to see 

Trees/ and or Leaves 

on your creations as Autumn is nearly upon us.

The Challenge ends on the 28th of September.

I have actually gone with 2 Christmas cards for my DT.

 


 


The first card is a 7"x7" size and the second card is a 6"x6" size card.
I used a cobination of Lavinia Stamps and a Sheena one for the first card and stamped it by hand again only using my stamp platform for the verse inside, the sentiment is a Woodware one.
The holly and the stag stamp  are NBUS stamps so I am off to join the NBUS Challenge.
The second card is a Pennyblack Scene Stamp I won years ago, and that was stamped with my stamp platform and coloured with Derwnt water colour pencils, and the sentiment is a Woodware Stamp also.
Finally I added some white Nuvo Drops as falling snow on both cards. 
 
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. 

I would like to enter my first card into the following challenge.