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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. I am married to Tony, my dear and wonderful hubby. We have been married for 34 years. I 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 17years. 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, 31 December 2012

FIVE FAVOURITES OF 2012

          Happy New Year Everyone.

Hi and good evening my friend Sharon crafty hugs had this on
her blog this evening and I think it's a fab idea so I hope you
don't mind I have taken up the challenge.



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These were my personal favourites of 2012.
I would be interested to see what you think.
Thank you again for your time and I do hope you all have
A VERY HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR
I hope you all have a wonderful New Years Day and keep crafting.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.xxxxxxxxxxxx  
Saturday, 29 December 2012

60th BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX

MAY I WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY, 
AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

Good morning to all my wonderful and talented followers and
visitors.
Well it's Sunday morning yet again, not long to 2013 now.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments over the past 
5 months since I started my blog.
If it wasn't for the encouragement of Linda Burrows and Pops.
I would have never dreamed of starting my own blog so 
A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU BOTH.
I have really enjoyed having my own blog and posting my work
for you to see.
I do hope I have in some little way inspired you with my creations
as you have inspired me.
I look forward to more of the same wonderful creations by you all
in 2013.
I have learnt so much since I started, especially how kind and
caring each and everyone of you are in this wonderful crafting
community.
There is no end to your generosity and you know who you are,
such wonderful blog friends who will go the extra mile to help
and send me such wonderful craft goodies and die cut outs.
May I say a big thank you to you all.
 
My post today is a card and box.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

Now the inside.


Now the box.


The card and box is and A5 size.
The card was made with 3 A5 size cards glued together with
double sided tape.
The papers used were from a CD called Peacock Summer Party
by Artylicous created by the studio of Glenda Waterworth.
I added the big 6o from my Get in Shape Templates.
Other bits and pieces from my stash.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 28 December 2012

65th BIRTHDAY CARD

Good morning dear blog friends and visitors.
I do hope you all had a great and happy festive time these last
few days.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful festive wishes.
I had a wonderful Christmas.

My card today is a commissioned one I made for a lady that
attends my little club, her son was 65 on Christmas Eve.
I hope you like it.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

Now the inside.


This card is an A5 size deckle edged.
Matted with with paper from my pad of Dessert Blooms paper.
The other side of the paper was plain colour which I added to
the bottom of the card both inside and out.
I printed my sentiment on the computer and cut it out with
the Spellbinders Labels 24 Die, and then inked round the edges
while still in the die with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I added some different colour card to each edge of the label.
I also finished off the bottom of the card with Die bits from 
the Spellbinders Fall Foliage Die and glittered the edges.
I added a couple of corners from the Marianne Creatables 
corner die.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday, and manage to slot some
craft into your day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 23 December 2012

WISHING YOU ALL A SPARKLING CHRISTMAS

I would like to wish all my wonderful blog friends and followers

A Sparkling and wonderful Merry Christmas
and a very Happy New Year.

THANK YOU for visiting my blog and making such wonderful
comments about my work.
I very much appreciate each and everyone that you make.

So this card is for all of you if you get the time to visit, this side
of Christmas.

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Thank you for sparing the time to make this visit.
I have family staying with me for Christmas so I won't be
around the blogs or posting for a few days.
I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas and Santa brings 
you all you wanted. lol
I don't think he could fit Daniel Craig in Christmas wrapping
paper do you. lol.
Have lots! and lots! of fun and spare 5 mins of your wonderful
day to think of those who are suffering sad times over this
festive season.
Big virtual hugs to all of you and lots of virtual xxxxxxxxxxxx
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

  
Thursday, 20 December 2012

CHRSTMAS CALENDER

Just in case you don't get chance to pop by again before Christmas.

May I wish everyone a.
                    A MERRY CHRISTMAS
      AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 
 
 Good morning to my dear blog friends and visitors.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments.
I really do appreciate everyone that you make.
If you are a visitor don't be shy I would love you leave me a 
comment even if you don't join my blog.

Well I managed to do some crafting yesterday and this the last
Christmas card  I had to do for the residents that live in the sheltered housing flats that is nearly next to my bungalow.
I hope you like it.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.
 Now the inside.


This is an 8x8 size card.
Matted with Dovecraft Metallic Pearl card and the papers were
from the paper pad I bought from Hobbycraft called Dessert Blooms.
The Digi calender image was from Pink Gems, matted onto the
Decorative Circles Die.
I added some cotton crochet lace I bought many moons ago
under the circles,  and threaded ribbon through it that I won on
a blog hop.
The corners are Marianne Creatables, and I used some sock and
wooden tree embellishments from my stash.
Thank you again for your visit especially at such a busy time
of the year.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday, please try not to
panic if your not ready for Christmas.
So what if you forgot the Turkey or Christmas Pudding. lol
I only eat Chocolate at Christmas anyway. lol.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012

FATHER CHRISTMAS

Good morning to all you wonderful and talented followers and 
visitors to my blog.
A big welcome to my new follower and thank you for choosing
to follow my blog.
Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, but you know what this time of year is like.
I had a few commitments and little Faye and Ellie to look after.
For anyone who doesn't know they are my two little great
granddaughters.

I hope you all keeping well and nearly ready for Christmas.
I still have one Christmas card to make but haven't had the time 
to craft for a few days.
My card today is one I made on the weekend.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

Now the inside.





This is an 8x8 card size.
Matted with red card and Dovecraft Back to Basic Christmas
papers.
I added some ribbon to the center and some lovely lace threaded
with velvet ribbon through it.
The lace was sent to me by a wonderful blog buddy, you know 
who you are Thank You sooooooo much.
The image I have used before it's a freebie off the internet.
I coloured in with Promarkers, and then added some 
embellishments from my stash.
THANK YOU for your visit and wonderful comments on my
work.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you can spare the 
time to do some craft.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Challenge 152
Ribbon and or Lace.
http://theprettylittleribbonshop.blogspot.co.uk/  It's Christmas.
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/its-holidays.html?showComment=1355939670301#c3153801255111399121 
Saturday, 15 December 2012

MY ATTEMPT AT PATRICIA'S CHRSTMAS ORNAMENT

Good Morning to all you very wonderful and talented craft loving
followers and visitors to my blog.
Well it's Sunday again and time is flying by, so we are one day
closer to Christmas yipee! can't wait I just love Christmas.
I like to watch my little great granddaughters faces as they open 
their presents.
It will be Faye's 3rd Christmas and Ellie's 2nd.  Ellie was only
5 months old last Christmas so it should be great fun watching
her this year.

Today I have attempted Patricia's Christmas Ornament which
can be found on her blog here.
http://www.patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/making-those-decorations.html 
http://www.patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012_12_02_archive.html 


I have cheated with this as Patricia sent me the die cuts so I 
could attempt it. THANK YOU Patricia you are soooo kind.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.
 I wasn't sure which photo I liked so here is the other one.


As I said the instructions for this are on Patricia's Blog.
I hope you like my version I have added some Silver Ice Stickles
to the edges and curled the die cut upwards.
Thank you again for your visit especially as I know everyone
is very busy at the moment.
I hope you all have a wonderful and restful Sunday if you can.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Friday, 14 December 2012

WINTER WISHES NO 2

Good morning dear blog friends and visitors.
May I say a big welcome to my new follower and thank you for
joining my blog.
May I also say thank you to all of my followers, you are so very
kind to visit me and leave such wonderful comments.
I really do appreciate every one that is made, especially at this
time of year when everyone is so busy with the run up to 
Christmas.

My card today is Winter Wishes No 2.
I hope you like this one too.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

Now the inside.


This is an 8x8 size card.
Matted with teal card and Dovecraft Christmas Papers.
I cut out the smallest square from the Grand Square Die.
I add the sentiment bought from Pink Gem Digi Images to
the Largest Tear Drop Circle which was given to me by a
wonderful craft buddy, you know who you are thank you.
I added some ribbon across the center underneath the square,
and also added a bow too.
The corners are Marianne Creatables.
Some little Christmas Trees, White Holly Leaves, and the 
sentiment inside from my stash.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday, and that you are managing
to juggle your craft into your busy schedules.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Thursday, 13 December 2012

WINTER WISHES

Good morning to all you wonderful and talented crafts people
and visitors.
Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was so exhausted after the big
raffle at my club I run, I just didn't have the energy to post.
I left home at 10 am and got back at 6-30pm.
You see I have to ferry some of my ladies home because the 
hampers they win would be too heavy for them to carry.
We all had a wonderful afternoon and a great Christmas party.
THANK YOU for all your lovely comments on my version of
Patricia's bag.
I am also sorry I didn't get round to your blogs you see I had a
early morning request to look after Ellie.

My card today is a Christmas one again.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

Now the inside.


This is an 8x8 size card.
Matted with blue card and Grand Scolloped Squares cut out
of some blue card with lots of snowflakes printed on it.
The sentiment is from Pink Gems Digi Images.
This is matted on to the smallest Grand Decorative Circles Die
and threaded with ribbon.
I finished off the card with Marianne Snowflakes Die, and 
some sequin snowflakes, and lastly a big lace bow.
Thank you again for your vist.
I promise to visit your blogs tomorrow.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://fashionistachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/fashionista-
challenge-10.html 
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas and Snowflakes.
http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Challenge 10
Merry Christmas Everybody.
http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/deck-halls.html 
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

ANOTHER OF PATRICIA'S BAGS

Good morning to all you wonderful talented craft people and
visitors.
THANK YOU yet again for your visit and comments, especially
at this time of year when we all are very busy preparing for 
Christmas.
Today I have my Christmas raffle at my club I run so I may 
be a little late visiting all of your blogs.
We break up for Christmas today and don't return till mid Jan.
This gives me and my friend that run the club a little break to
do what we have to do for Christmas.

I haven't a card today but another one of my versions of 
Patricia's bag.
You can find the tutorial here http://www.patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/how-to-make-gift-bag.html 

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.
 Now the side view.


I didn't have double sided card, but if you have it would finish
it off nicely.
I used the Grand Scolloped Squares to make my version.
Tomorrow this will be filled with sweets to go in the raffle.
I know I can hear all of you saying yum! yum!
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a very wonderful day, and that you are all
keeping warm and cosy in this cold weather we are having.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Monday, 10 December 2012

SANTA IS COMING

Good morning dear craft loving followers and visitors.
THANK YOU for all your lovely comments and good wishes.
I just love being part of this wonderful,  caring, craft community.
Everyone is soooooooo caring and helpful.

I thought for a moment I had lost my mojo, but it soon came
flooding back, thank goodness.
Well I have a confession to make I have only made family
Christmas cards this year.
For the rest of my  friends I bought them.
Oops I've used the B word. lol.


My card today is one I made last night.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

Now the inside.


This is an 8x8 card size.
Matted with red card and Dovecraft Christmas Papers.
The Santa is coming image is fro m Pink Gems Digi Images.
I used the smallest Grand Decorative Circle and the smallest
Grand Plain Circle inside that.
The corners are Marianne Die.
The ribbons were from Tesco.
Thank you again for your visit and comments.
Everyone means a great deal to me.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty Monday if time allows.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Saturday, 8 December 2012

CHRISTMAS CARD

Good morning to all my wonderful bog friends and visitors.
I am very sorry I haven't posted anything for a couple of days.
I have had family staying with me for the funeral of my brother
in law who passed away recently.
May I say thank you to all of you if you were concerned about
me, and thank you for your support and comments.

My card today is another Christmas one.

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This card is an 8x8 size.
The angel and the sentiment were from Kanban.
I added some cotton lace from my stash.
Thank you so much for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and that you manage
to slot some craft into your busy schedule on this run up to
Christmas.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012

CHRISTMAS CARD AND SHOWCASE

Good morning to all you wonderful craft loving people.
THANK YOU sooooooo much for sparing the time to visit me,
on such a busy time of the year.
I really do appreciate every visit and comments made by you.

It was my sisters Birthday yesterday, but I received a present
form her.
Funny I thought it was supposed to be the other way round. lol.
So I thought I would showcase the lovely bracelets she sent me.
 First I will show you a Christmas card.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.
 Now the lovely bracelets my sister made.






The card is an 8x8 size.
Made with Kanban card, toppers and sentiment.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have wonderful day.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

 
Tuesday, 4 December 2012

TEAL CARD

Good morning to all you talented followers and visitors.
I'm a bit late today posting sorry.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments.
I really do appreciate everyone.

My card today is one I made for my granddaughters Birthday.
I wasn't very happy with stamping in the center.

Click on the photo to enlarge the picture.

This is an 8x8 card.
Matted with teal paper I had in my stash.
I used the Special Touch Doily Mask and cut away parts of it
with my craft knife.
I added some Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Parisian Corners, and
some peel offs.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Monday, 3 December 2012

IT'S TWINCHIE TIME AGAIN

Good morning dear blog friends and visitors.
Well it's Monday morning yet again.
Another week just seems to have flown by.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments.
I really do enjoy reading everyone that is made.
A message for Marie-Louise I have left the Lemon Drizzle
Cake recipe on yesterdays post for you.

Well it's Twinchie time again and here is my entry into this
fortnights challenge. 
The challenge No 11 is  Traditional Christmas Colours.

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This was made with the Spellbinders Poinsettia Die and some
poinsettia paper.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you manage to
slot some crafting into your day.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
I would like to enter this into the Twinchie Challenge No 11
 Traditional Christmas Colours. 
http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Sunday, 2 December 2012

THE BOX TO THE STAR CARD

Good morning to all my dear and talented blog friends and visitors.
Well is Sunday morning again and Christmas is drawing ever
nearer. Yipee! 
 THANK you for all your wonderful comments as always I really
do appreciate them.
I am so sorry I didn't get to visit your blogs yesterday.
My daughter and I went Christmas shopping, and I came home
exhausted and had to have a little nap, after which my chef that's
my hubby had 2 migraines so I had to cook the tea, and then I had
to cook a Lemon Drizzle cake for my daughter's partner as we are
off to their house for late lunch tomorrow. 
So I will try and catch up tomorrow morning.
I hope you are all keeping nice and warm in this very cold weather.

My post today is the box for yesterdays star card.

Click on the photo to get a closer look.

This box I decorated in a similar way to the card but reversing 
the colours.
I forgot to mention yesterday that the pyramid design with
the Parisian Motifs was not my idea this idea was given to 
all of us on the lovely Linda Burrows blog creativeharmony
she was the one who thought of this lovely idea.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a really wonderful and crafty Sunday.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Saturday, 1 December 2012

STAR CARD OR K CARD BOOK

Good morning to all my wonderful talented followers and visitors.
THANK YOU sooooooo much for your visit and comments.
They make me a very happy bunny.

My post today is a little long as this card you need to see quite
a few picture of.

Click on the photo to get a closer look.

Now the pictures of the inside.







This is basically an A5 card. You make 3 or 5 but it has to be an 
odd number, and then you glue them all together to make
your star card book.
This is a lovely project for a Wedding or a special birthday.
I photographed mine before I decorated most of the inside.
Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy your
Saturday.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.