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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 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.
Thursday, 27 February 2014

BUTTERFLIES, BUTTONS, AND BOWS

Hi and welcome to my blog, all my craft loving 
friends ,and visitors.
A big welcome to my newest follower, and thank
you for choosing to follow me.
I do hope you pop back often to see what I am 
posting.

I was overwhelmed by you wonderful comments
on my last 2 creations.
It was well worth all the hard work creating that
word book.
I forgot to say I didn't use a book template that
you are able to buy, I made mine with some
large Alphabet templates I own, and I did all 
the measurements for this my self, and cut out
the letters by hand, as someone had asked about
it.
I made 7 of these such books in different colours
about 4 years ago for my children for Christmas,
but in my excitement I forgot to photograph them.

Now today I have a card I have made for the  2nd
butterfly challenge  for this fortnight which you
will find  HERE  .
In this fortnights challenge you have to use 3 bs
Butterfly, Button, and a Bow, so here is my attempt.


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Now the inside.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I made the organza flowers with ribbon, and 
added a button to the center.
I added a button to the center of my bow too.

Thank you for your visit and time.
I do hope you are all keeping well.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Tuesday, 25 February 2014

RUDOLF DAY CARDS AND SNIPPETS CARDS.

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors. 
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last creation.
I really do appreciate the time you spend visiting
me, as I know time is precious to all of us.
For my few loyal friends who visit nearly every time I post something, Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your very loyal support, because 
your support and visit makes blogging all worth
while.

Now today I have 2 Christmas cards to show
you for a wonderful challenge that starts today,
and on the 25th of every month over at Sarns
blog which you will find HERE
This runs till the 28th of the month, and you 
need to create 2 Christmas creations to enter.
So think this means by the end of the year you
will have at least 24 Christmas cards already
made. YAY this has to be a winner in my book,
as I leave my cards till the last minute every
year. lol.
I can also join in the Snippets Playground as I
have used some snippets in both of these.
Sorry but there are a few photos in this post.

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I decided to make this word book which you
may remember were very popular about 4 or 5
years ago.


Now the inside.


The papers for these were printed onto card, and
from a Debbie Moore CD called The Crackerbox
Mice.
I do love the image of that mouse with the full
tum after eating all that figgy pud. lol.
Now I think we can all relate to this at sometime
over the festive season. lol. 

Thank you again for your visit and time.
I do hope you like my work.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter these into the following
challenges. 
http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Rudolf Day 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pixies-crafty-workshop-week-113.html 
Saturday, 22 February 2014

SHABBY CHIC CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog, all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
Well here we are again it's the weekend, I do 
hope you are all enjoying the Sunshine where
ever you may live.
It is wonderful in my part of Kent, lots of spring
flowers poking their heads out of my pots.
So maybe spring is on it's way, but don't hold 
your breath all could change as it snowed in
late March last year.
Oh no I have said the S word. lol.

Thank you for all your really great comments 
on my box.

Today I have a shabby chic card, now I don't
very often make one of these, but I was watching 
C and C last week, as me and hubby do every
morning while drinking our first cup of tea, and
we saw Nancy demonstrating this lovely CD.
So I was tempted into buying it, and here is
the result.

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Now the inside.


This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers and the image are from the My Craft
Studio Shabby CDs.
I distressed the edges with scissors as Nancy did,
as I haven't a distress tool.
I decoupaged the image and the flowers, then I
added some peach leaves, and some die cut bitty
blossoms made with a contrast printed card.
I then added some string pearls from my stash,
and lastly a stick pin I made last year.
I do hope you like my effort.

Thank you again for sparing your precious 
time to visit me.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 20 February 2014

WHITE ON WHITE SNIPPETS BOX

Hi and welcome yet again to my blog,  all my 
talented craft friends, and visitors.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my
last card.
I really do love hearing what you think of my 
creations.

Well today I thought I would make my 3rd entry
for the Snippets Playground Challenge.
So here is the box I made with lots out of my 
snippets box, including the lace.

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Now another view of the box.


When I make my 8"x8" boxes out of A3 box 
board I have a 6" piece left over from the top,
and bottom so I cut this down to 6"x6" square
to make this box.
I made the flower on top the other day, so this
box took me just over an hour to make.
I used my Tonic Diamond Swing punch to 
edge the box, with some card from my snippets box, and added some pearly bits from my stash.
I die Cit 4 Spellbinders Parisian Corners and 
added more pearls, and wallah you have a 
lovely box.
Hope you like it. 

Thank you again for sparing your precious 
time to visit my bog.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-112.html 
Tuesday, 18 February 2014

1st BIRTHDAY CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
Especially my newest follower, and thank you 
for choosing to follow me, and I do hope to see
you popping back often to see what I have created.

Thank you also to everyone of you that regularly visit me, and the wonderful comments you make on my work.

Well I started going back to my singing practice 
yesterday afternoon, as I haven't been since 
Christmas. 
I had a very lovely welcome back, and we are
performing this afternoon at a nursing home.
I soon realized how much I had missed singing,
and my wonderful singing mates.

Today I have a card I was asked to make for a
1 year old niece.

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Now the inside.


This is a 8"x8" size card.
The main papers and the image are from the
Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD.
I added a Tattered Lace die cut round the image,
and this just cried out for some stickles on the 
edge.
I also added stickles to the edge of the flowers,
which were cut from my smallest part of the 
Spellbinders Anemone Die.
 The corners were cut from a piece of card out
of my snippets box.

Thank you again for your visit and time, as I 
know time is precious to all of us, especially
 craft time. lol.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-112.html 
Sunday, 16 February 2014

ANNIVERSARY CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
Well it's the weekend yet again, and hasn't this 
week gone by super fast as usual.
I do hope none of your were effected by the bad
storms this week, if you were, and you have experienced any problems from it, I am sending 
biggest virtual hugs to those in need, and best 
wishes that all will soon be well again.

Thank you for all your very lovely comments on
my last card.
I do so appreciate every visit and comment made.

Today I have a card I made for my daughter to
give to her partner, as they celebrated 6 years
together last weekend.

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Now the inside.


This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used Papermania  Capsule Collection papers.
I used my Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 Die,
and the Spellbinders Labels 24  dies in various sizes to give the pattern to this card.
I added some lovely red ribbon with appropriate 
sentiments on it, and some red bling hearts.
I also used Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles Distress Inks to the main Die cuts, which were
cut out of card from my snippets box.

Thank you again for sparing your precious time
visiting, and commenting on my work.
I do hope you are all having a really great weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-112.html 
 
Thursday, 13 February 2014

BUTTERFLY CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my talented craft
friends, and visitors.
Sorry I have been missing for a few days, but I 
have been looking after my little great granddaughter, Ellie.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my
attempt at the flowers.
I will be making a few more shortly, but I just
had to make this card for a new challenge, and 
it's all to do with Butterflies, and you know how
I love butterflies and owls.

So here is what I have created for the challenge.

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Now the inside.

This is an 8"x8" size card.
The butterfly paper is from a Crafters Companion
CD called Cute Companions Volume 1.
I used a Tonic Die Diamond Swing Ovals for
the inside and the front of the card.
The corner little butterflies are cut from a 
Tattered Lace Die called Chantilly Petal.
The flowers I made from my Heartfelt Creations
Majestic Blossoms Die.
The Ivy is a Creative Expressions Stamp, and I 
coloured it with water colour pencils and cut it out.
The large butterfly is a Spellbinders Fanciful
Flight Die, now this die doesn't come with a 
solid back so I cut around the die to make this.

Thank you again for sparing your precious time
visiting me.
I do hope this dreadful weather hasn't affected 
any of you.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Monday, 10 February 2014

FLOWERS MADE WITH LACE AND CROCHET DOILIES

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
Well it's the start to another week, and I do hope 
you all have a fab week.

Thank you for so many wonderful comments,
on my last card.
I really appreciate your time spent visiting, and
commenting on my work.

Today I have something a little different to show
you.
I was watching a tutorial on UTube and as it 
ended I saw these lovely flowers made by a 
few wonderful people, so I though I would have
a go.
Here is my effort.

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Some of these were made with some lovely 
crochet pieces that the lovely Linda Burrows
sent me, and some were made with lovely little
crochet doilies and pieces that Linda Wescott
also sent me. 
Thank you to both those lovely ladies, and I do 
hope your health improves and you can start
posting your wonderful creations again.
The rest were made from bits of lace and cloth
I inherited from my mother, all except one which
I made out of the welt of my husbands old Tee-Shirt.
Now there are quite a few tutorials on these, so 
I have put a link to one HERE then when it ends
it will lead you into lots more to watch.
 I do hope you like my effort.
I nearly forgot to say the back cardboard discs 
 are from my snippets box, so I will 
Joining the Snippets Playground with these.
I will add some felt on the back if I make a brooch with any of them.

Thank you again for visit and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-111.html 
Sunday, 9 February 2014

BABY GIRL CARD TO GO WITH THE BOX

Hi and welcome to my little crafty blog, all my craft loving friends, and visitors.
Well the weekend is here again, and I do so hope 
you are having  a fab weekend, as the yellow thing in the sky is making an appearance.lol.
Well it is in Kent, so I do hope it's the same where
ever you may live.

Thank you for all your comments on my box for 
the baby card.
I really do appreciate your comments and visit.

Today I have the card to go  with the box I 
showed you in my last post.

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Now the inside.


This is an 8"x8" size card, and it was a commission.
I used the Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD  for the
papers and image.
I used some lovely Spellbinders Die cuts to form
the frame for the image.
Sorry I can't remember their name as the die was
lent to me by Christine Harrop to cut out as many as I like. So thank you very much Christine.
Now these die cuts were cut from my snippets 
box so I can enter the Snippets Playground 
Challenge yay.

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

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Week 111
Thursday, 6 February 2014

A BOX FOR A BABY GIRL CARD.

Hi and welcome, to my dear friends and visitors.
Well I think we are all going to get webbed feet,
with all this rain.  lol.
Still I do hope you are all keeping nice and warm, and also dry.
My heart does go out to anybody suffering from 
these dreadful floods.
If it has never happened to us, I don't suppose 
we can quite understand their anguish, but I do have plenty of sympathy for their dreadful plight.

Thank you for all your comments on my last card.
I know you all lead very busy lives, so to have you
visit and comment is a big bonus for me. 

Today I have a box that was made to go with a 
card that was a commission.

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This is a box to house an 8"x8" size card.
I used some snippets from my snippets box to 
cut out the dies. So you now where I am heading
shortly. The Snippets Playground.
I used Centura White Pearl from my snippets, 
and coloured it very pale pink with Spun Sugar
Distress Ink.
This I used for the corner dies.
The Pram Die is a Tattered Lace one, and I cut
out a pink hood for the pram and some pink wheels.

Thank you again for your visit, and time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pixies-snippets-playground-week-110.html 
Tuesday, 4 February 2014

ANNIVERSARY CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog  all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
Thank you for all your comments on my last card.
I am so pleased you liked it.

I do hope everything is fine where ever you may be, and that you are all keeping well.
If something is amiss, please accept my biggest
hugs, and get well wishes  to help you feel better. 

Today I have an Anniversary card for my sister, and her husband.
I don't think this beats last years as it has been
on my most popular post for a year now.

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 Now the inside.

  
This is a 8"x8" size card.
I edged the card and paper with a brown Promarker.
The paper I bought a while ago from my local
craft shop.
The heart die cuts were given to me by the
wonderful Sue P , thank you Sue.
I coloured these in with Promarkers too, and the
center ones I embossed with Spellbinders 
M-Bossabilities folder Enchanted.
I then rubbed some bronze metallic rub ons over
the top. 
The corners and the little hearts were cut off the Tattered Lace Chantilly Diamond Die.

Thank you again for your visit and time.
Lots of crafty love .  JENNY.
Sunday, 2 February 2014

FLOWERS AND LACE CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
I do hope you are all having a great weekend.

Thank you for all your get well wishes for my
DH.
He is fine now and no signs of the pain recurring.

Thank you also for all your lovely comments on
my last card.
It's very nice to know other peoples opinion,
when your not sure about what you have created.

Today I have a card I have made for my box of
cards, I had no one in mind when I made it.
Hence there is no sentiment  or verse.
 I hope you like it because I was very pleased,
with the result.

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Now the inside.




This is an 8"x8" size card.
I inked my base card with Peacock Feathers
Distress Ink, and most of the pearlised card I 
used.
I cut out 16 Tattered Lace Chantilly Diamond
die cuts.
The flowers I made with my newest die the,
Heartfelt Creations Majestic Blooms Die.
I also inked those with the same distress ink.

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