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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.

Monday, 1 August 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES CHALLENGE 145........ANYTHING GOES

 

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

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

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

The lovely Wendy is your host for this months challenge and the theme is 

Anything Goes.

You have to the 29th of August to enter and you may enter 5 times.

 

I made a Wedding Card and Box a while back and havn't shown it yest so I used that.

 


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

I used silver rainbow mirri card for the bottom matt of the card and box.

Then I used pearlised card for the top layer.

I made a corner pockets on the outside of the card and the inside of the card, and then edged them with ribbon.

 Then die cut heart shapes to slot into them with the recipients names and a verse inside.

Flowers and leaves from my stash.

Finally I added some Ribbon Bells and Sequins to the heart shape.

Dies used are Tattered Lace for the hearts, Tonic for The Mr & Mrs and a cheap die for the wedding couple.

 

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.

 

 

Monday, 25 July 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE ....JULY 2022...DT CARDS

 

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

Sorry the Rudolf Challenge will not start till tomorrow the 26th.

I went away to my Son's house to help my Daughter look after his dogs at the begining of July while they were on holiday.

While there I went to my Great Granddaughter's play as it was her last year in junior school.

On coming home from my Son's I got the Covid not sure where I caught it from as my Granddaughter and her friend who attended never got it.

Getting better as each day passes just a tickly cough now and then, and I can't smell or taste anything either.

 

As it's the 25th of the month and time for another Rudolf Days Challenge over at

SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG  

The challenge runs from today till the end of the month as always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

But you may put more than one card in your one post if desired.

Here is what I made when I was feeling a little better.

 

 

 
These are both 7"x6" size tent style cards.

The shaped die used is a John Lockwood Die, and I was watching a demo on You Tube of him making a Christmas card with his Christmas set which is very much like this one so I got inspired to make a Christmas one with the one I had already.

This is the first time useing this die and I am pleased how they turned out.

The card stock used is from some pads of coloured card and paper bought from Hobycraft.

The leaping deer was coloured with a Tonic glitter pen on the first card and the original colour on the second card.

Sentiment die I think Maureen sent me.

On the second card I used a flower I made from my stash which I thought looked like a Christmas Rose.

 

Thank you for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

Friday, 1 July 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CHALLENGE 144 ..FOR JULY...INKY BACKGROUNDS

 

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

 

It's the first of the month yet again and time for a new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

Your host for this challenge is the lovely Carole and she would like to see Inky Backgrounds on your creations this month.

Here is what I made for my DT.

 


This is a 5"x7" size tent style crd.

I started by rubbing Blue Print Sketch Distress Oxide Ink down my card stock and then I stencilled a leaf design with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink.

I then sprayed the inked design with water and some white pearl mica I made up in a spray bottle. Which doesn't show up much in the photo.

I then cut out my sentiment 5 times out of white card stock and glued together.

Lastly I splattered white gesso watered down for some speckles.

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, 30 June 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE ....JUNE 2022

 

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

I am running quite late as today is the last day to enter the Rudolf Challenge.

 Not been too good lately, and not crafting a great deal.

Luckily I made these a month ago so I am alright to enter this months challenge as it's not my DT month.

 




These are both 7"x7" size cards.

The paper used is Carta Bella Hello Christmas 6"x6" size pad.

The first card the panels were in the paper pad so this was a quickie to make.

White Glitter card used is Tonic.

Stamped verse inside with Memento Ink.

The second card didn't need much as that was a very busy paper the chipboard elements were Echo Park which went quite well with the paper.

Red matt mirri card is Tonic.

Stamped verse also stamped with Memento Ink.


Thank you so much for you 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/2022/06/june-rudolph-days-challenge.html 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

3YEAR OLD TWINS BIRTHDAY CARDS

 

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

I was asked to make cards for Twins that were about to turn 3 years old so this is what I came up with.

 




These are 8"x8" size cards.

The girls one is Hunkydory card stock with a Crafters Companion image.

The boys one is a Hunkydory Image from their little books.

The paper is and old one and I can't remember the name.

Large Nimbers dies are Carnation 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.
 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

18th BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX

 

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

I can't believe how fast this month is going as we are in the middle of the month already.

I went to a craft show last Friday at Ditton Kent it was mainly about the Groovi Plates from Barbara Gray, as my friend and her daughter are into  all that.

It was a very nice affair and a very friendly atmosphere too.

I bought some stamps and lots of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks that I havn't already got.

 

 Here is a card I made for an 18th Birthday recently.


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

The shoe die is a Tonic one which I cut out of silver glitter card from Tonic.

Happy Birthday die is a Sue Wilson one and the 18 is a Tonic die.

The th I cut out of the Birthday part of the die.

Flowers are a Chloe die and the leaves are Heartfelt Creations die.

 

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Sorry I have been missing again I have had lots of cards to make and not been feeling A1 either, and also I have a new Great Grandson born on the 9th of June.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

 

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT....CHALLENGE NO 143..........MASCULINE/FATHERS DAY

 

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

It's the first of the month yet again and time for a new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

The lovely Zoe is your host for this challenge and she would like to see your creations

MASCULINE/ FATHERS DAY.

I lost my father in 2013 so it's a Birthday card for my Son as my DT.

 


 

This is a 8"x8" size card.

The paper was a download, but I can't remember where from.

I fussy cut out a couple of the footballs and decoupaged them.

The Black Glitter card is from Tonic.

The happy Birthday die is a Sue Wilson one.

Large letter dies bought from Amazon no brand name.


Thank you so much for your vist and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

Monday, 30 May 2022

POP UP BOX

 

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

I t was my Great Granddaughter's 13th Birthday recently so I was not sure what to make her this year and then I suddenly thought of a pop up box.

 



I make the pop up box from 

Jackie Trinder's blog HERE on the top of her blog are her instructions on how to make it.

I used a 12"x12" paper pad from the Range.

Happy Birthday die is Paper Boutique.

Numbers die is a Tonic one from their subscription box monthly.

Circles cut out with a punch.

Daisies are Cranation Crafts dies.


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, 25 May 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE DT .........MAY 2022

 

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

 

Sorry I have been missing again, I hurt my shoulder and couldn't type until now.

Slowly getting a lot better now, but age seems to hamper how long it takes to get better  I think.

 

As it's the 25th of the month it's time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at. 

SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG 

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

One Entry Per Person, 

but you may put as many cards as you like on one post.

There is always a lovely prize for the person picked out randomly. 

So here are my two DT cards I made before I hurt my shoulder.

 





These are both 7"x7" size card.

The papers used are from a 6"x6" pad of Crafters Companion bought at the works last year.

The reindeer and sleigh die is a cheapy bought on Amazon, and cut out with white glitter card stock from Tonic.

The second card was also from the same paper pad and the snowflakes were from the Works and also the sentiment was from a 12"x12" paper pad bought last year from the Works.

These cards are not as highly decorated as I usually do as I thought the paper was too nice to cover up too much.

 

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, 1 May 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT............CHALLENGE NO 142..MAY........BIRTHDAY

 

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

Sorry I have been missing yet again.

 

As it's the first of the month today it's time for a new challenge over at 

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

Wendy is your lovely host for this challenge and she would like to see Birthday creations.

The challenge runs from today till the 30th of May.

Remember you can now enter 5 times in the challenge.

So this is what I made it was for my Daighter in Law's 50th Birthday, I made her the Bee Album so I just made a smaller card than I usally make. 

 



This is a A5 size card and box I made to fit it.

The sentiment die is a Sue Wilson one and the No die I can't remember the make.

The shape card die is a Tattered Lace one.

I also used Tattered Lace card stock to make this too.


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, 30 April 2022

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE ...APRIL...2022

 

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

This month it's not my turn to do my DT for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at

SCAPPYMO'S BLOG 

So I can join in the challenge.

I am running quite late for this as it's the last day for entering.

 


The first card is made from an old Christmas card that I re-cycled and added some navy card for the matts on which I used some gold  flakes with glue.

The next 2 cards I made with a stamp I bought from Chloe's in their sale.

I heat embossed both cards and then painted distress oxide inks inthe thicker part of the writing.

 

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.

 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-rudolph-days-challenge.html 

 

 

Thursday, 7 April 2022

RETIREMENT CARD AND BOX

 

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

 

I was aked sometime ago by my Daughter to make a retirement card for their gardener at her works that was retiring so this is what I made.

 





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

I downloaded a photo of a man sitting on a lawnmower from the internet and printed it on photo paper.

The mirri card is Tonic and the base card is Tattered Lace card stock.

I made lots of little 5"x5" size cards to go in the pockets inside, all with images from the Hunkydory Garden Treasures.

Added some John Lockwoods small leaves to finish it all off.

Sentiment computer generated.


Thank you so much for your vist and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

FAUX EMBOSSED CARD

 

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

 

My craft friend gave me a Hunkydory magazine recently as she had been sent 2 of the same magazines now I never buy the Hunkydory ones, but on looking at it I was inspired by a card that used a die for faux embossing.

I had totally forgot you could do this so as I was in a turmoil what to put on my Daughters fiance's card this year I decidded to have a go and this is how it turned out.

 


This is a 8"x8" size card.

I used some dark brown card for my matts and then some Kraft card for the background and the faux embossing.

The Happy Birthday die is a Sue Wilson one.

The gold glitter card used is a snippet and I suppose the faux  embossing is as I used the card stock left over from the matts to do it.

Glitter dots made with a punch.

 

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 follwing challenge.

https://pixiessnippetsplayground.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-425.html 

Monday, 4 April 2022

GRANDSON'S 18th BIRTHDAY CARD

 

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

 

Today I have a card I made for my Grandson's 18th Birthday recently.

 



This is an A4 size card.

The bottle die is a John Lockwood one which comes ith the glasses and stars.

I coloured the inside of glasses with watered down distress oxide ink  to look like the champagne and the bubbles was done with stickles.

The Birthday die is a Sue Wilson one and the number die is a Tonic one.

I used double foam tape inside the centre of the bottle after shaping the bottle onthe edge of my desk.

The background is debossed but it doesn't show up on the photo.

 

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, 3 April 2022

MOTHER'S DAY CARD AND BOX

 

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

 

I was asked to make this card and box for a neighbour to give his Mother last wek.

 



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

The shaped die I used is a Chole one.

The card stock is Hunkydory.

I made all the flowers and leaves used on these except for the Ivy and the Gypsophila.

Was pleased how it turned out too.

Thank you for your visit and precious time.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment you make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 

Friday, 1 April 2022

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT... CHALLENGE NO 141 BABY ANIMALS.

 

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

 

It's the first of the month again already and time for a new challenge over at 

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

The lovely Tnz is your host for this challenge and she would like to see

BABY ANIMALS

on your creations.

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

Remember you can now enter 5 times each month.

This is what I created for my DT this challenge.

 


This is a 5"x7" size card made with a Tattered Lace Die.

The oval part and the Rabbit images are Carnation Crafts.

I decoupaged the Rabbit and her baby one, but I never was pleased with how it came out somhow it just doesn't look right to me.

On the inside I put some Magnolia Flowers from Carnation Crafts Dies on the pocket that holds the verse .

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.
  

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

8"x8" MEMORY ALBUM

 

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

Before I went away I was finishing a Memory Album for my Sister to take with me.

Warning this is has a lot of photos.

 

This is a 8"x8" size Album.  


The spine. 

The Front Inside Cover.

Which opens up like this.

Page 2 A waterfall Design.

Which Opens Up Like This.

Page 3. 

Page 4.

Page 5.

Page 6.

Page 7.


The Envelope inside opens up like this.

Page 8.

Page 9.

Which opens up like this.

The inside of page 9.

Another picture of page 9 opened up,

Page 9 Bottom Flap.

Page 10.

Page 11.

Page 12 Inside the Back Cover.

Which opens up so.

Another part of the back page which opens up.

More of the back page opening.

Back Cover.

I made this Album completley from scratch.

The papers are a combination of Stamperia Roses 8"x8" pads of which I used 3, and some Tattered Lace 12"x12" papers.

The Flowers, and the Butterflies I made myself.

I was inspired to make this by watching Shellie Giggle on UTube.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time if you managed to stay to the end.

I really appreciate every visit and wonderful comment made.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY.