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. I am married to Tony, my dear and wonderful hubby. We have been married for 31 years. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 2 LittleGreat Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 14 years.
Monday, 5 December 2016


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I have come down with a chest cold now I very rarely get colds so today I had a lazy day, and no apatite.

This fortnights challenge at the Frilly and Funkie is Home for the Holidays and some sort of decoration, but not a card.
So I remembered John Lockwood HERE making one of these Poinsettia Trees back in November 2013 so I thought I would have a go, I just wish I had looked at his video tutorial first as my cone shape would have been easier.

I started by using Starlight Paints to paint my card in Topaz and Diamond colours.
Now I didn't have any dowling I could use so rolled up some card and painted it.
I also didn't have a glass pot to put mine into so used a upturned yogurt pot  and sponge paint on that too.
The base is an old cheese box sponge painted as well.
The poinsettias are from a die I won at the Pixie's Snippets Playground.
So hopefully I can join the playground with this as I have used some snippets.

I hope you like my effort.
Thank you so much for your visit and the wonderful comments you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Sunday, 4 December 2016


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope you have had a good weekend.
As it's my sister's Birthday today I will be showing you what I made for her.
I bought a Hunkydory kit in the summer as my sister loves Art Deco.
Sorry there are load of pictures for this.

The book card is 8"x8" in size.
The lovely green shade of card came from Tattered Lace A4 Plus card.
As I said the the images are from Hunkydory.
With this set you also got this lovely writing pad and envelopes which I put together.
I thought my sister could put photos of her Birthday in the pockets inside where the tags are.

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

Saturday, 3 December 2016


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

Two of my blog friends are having difficulty in commenting since blogger changed the Dashboard if any of you knows how to fix this can you please let me know and I will pass it on to them.

Time to share an Oldie for Friday with ERIKA HERE.
I know mine is on Saturday this week again, but time ran out on me yesterday I'll just have to hide his shoes next week. lol.
This is my version of a bag that Patricia of Summerhouse Crafts first 
showed on her blog.
Sadly she doesn't seem to blogging anymore  as she made some very lovely creations.

This is made out 2 A4 pieces of card.
I used the largest of the SB Grand
 Scolloped Squares.
You  can put sweets in these or very small bath products.
They would also look better with double sided pattern card.

Thank you so much for you visit.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

Thursday, 1 December 2016


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

Sorry I haven't been about much this week, but it's my sister's 70th Birthday on Sunday, and I was making some special creations to send to her in Wales.

On another note 2 of my blog friends are having troubles with commenting since blogger changed the Dashboard.
 If anyone knows how to solve this please let me know so I can pass it on to them as I know quite a few of you are really good with such things.

Now I am a bit late again this week with my Allsorts Challenge card.
So here it is better late than never I suppose.

This is a 5"x7" size tent card.
 The image is a Hunkydory one.
Just matted and layered it, and added some red and white twine round the edges.
A very quick card to make.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 

Monday, 28 November 2016


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
I do hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

Are any of you having trouble commenting on my blog as my dear blog friend has mentioned she an't comment on my blog since blogger changed.
If any of you are, please let me know through an email, and I will see if I can do anything about it.
My email address is on the top of my blog where it says contact me.

A couple of weeks ago I said I had to make cards for family well I was asked to make this card, and box by my DIL for her friends Grand Mother.
They call her Nanny Teapot so could I include a teapot and cup and saucer in the card.
Here is what I created, and the payment for the card went to
 Children in Need. 

This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
I started by trying out something with Gilding Polish, and Pixie Powders.
I used Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish on white card, and then I sprinkled Pixie Powders Lava Red, and Rich Gold when it was dry I put it through an embossing folder.
The roses I made out of pink 160 gsm paper with gilding polish on it and put Glamour Dust on them.

Thank you for you visit and your wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 26 November 2016


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Just a quick post from me today as I have family staying, but wanted to join Erika HERE.
With an Oldie for Friday, but on Saturday as I had my GD card to post yesterday.

This is a card set I made a few years ago with this stamp.

I stamped the backgrounds with Fired Brick DI and then inked the edges.
I stamped out the poinsettias and coloured them in with the same DI.
I also did the envelopes and the bag is an old Pandora one I up-cycled.
This made a very lovely little set for a present. 

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