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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.
Thursday, 23 November 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT..............CHRISTMAS ANIMALS


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

Sorry I have been away so long from my blog it has been a very busy time for me with the Bazaar looming.

Today starts another fortnights challenge for the
It's the B Teams turn again and I am the host for the challenge this time around, and I would like to see Christmas Animals on your super entries please.
The challenge runs from 23/11/17 to Wednesday the 6/12/17 , and closes at 6PM on that day.
So here is my DT card I made.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used a mixture of 6"x6" papers for this card.
The base paper had those lovely mandalas on it so I cut a few out and glued them to the front of the card.

I do hope you can find time to visit the challenge, and see the wonderful creations my Team friends have created, and hopefully find the time enter. 

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017

MORE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS


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

I live in a bungalow in a sheltered housing complex which has flats on the site too, and we are having a Christmas Bazzar in December so I am busy thinking, and making things ready for it.
I found this tutorial on U Tube HERE
for making pipe cleaner candy cane tree ornaments.
Now I couldn't find the right size beads she used, in my area so I went with smaller children's ones.
Hope you think they look alright.

  
I love the red , and green ones, but couldn't find more of those colour beads.
One green one I did put 2 beads in between which worked quite well.

Thank you so much for your visit and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017

THESE BOOTS ARE DEFINITELY NOT MADE FOR WALKING


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

I do hope you are all having a good week so far.

It's one of my Granddaughter's Birthday today so here is a card I made her.
As the post title says these boots are definitely not made for walking in.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The boots image is from Craftsuprint.
Decoupaged the boots and the roses.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 5 November 2017

CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT


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

Sorry I have been missing this week, but my Daughter was on leave from her work, and so my Daughter, Granddaughter, and myself had a lovely week shopping and doing lots of lovely things together.
I managed quite a bit of C,shopping with their lovely help too. 
So then I had a lot of house work to catch up on that got left out.

In between I was watching U Tube on how to make Christmas Ornaments as I had to make a DT project for the MAWTT Christmas Challenge that was anything except a card.
So here is the second ornament I made yesterday.
For anyone that is interested in making one of these HERE is the link.







This is my version of her wonderful ornament.
I didn't have the shower ring she used so I used a few layers of card, and wrapped my ribbon around.
There is a Snippet of Acetate on the image that doesn't show in the photo.
Also I used up lots of Snippets to make this including the image, and the back embossed card, so I will be joining my playground friends with this.
The poinsettia die I won on the playground years ago.

Thank you for your visit, and your wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-305-and.html 
Monday, 30 October 2017

80th BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

Been looking after my Granddaughter today as she doesn't go back to school till tomorrow.
She is my youngest Granddaughter.
We also had lunch with my eldest Granddaughter today, and her mother my Daughter.
 Before we went to lunch my youngest Granddaughter wanted to make cards.

Fingers crossed Win 10 seems to be behaving today thankfully.

Last week I was asked to make a card for my Daughter's boss who is Welsh, and in Wales we call our Mum Mam.
So here is the card and box I made her.




This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit.
Now the order was for Lavender Colours and I didn't have any Lavender card so I sprayed my card with Tattered Angels Mica spray to get the colour I was after.
As the lady in  question  loves handbags and flowers my Daughter suggested to cascade the flowers down the handbag.
I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
The letters were made by gluing 3 lots of each letter to make them stand out nicely.
Put some ribbon on the handle of the bag to represent a scarf.
Hope you like this as much a I do.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 29 October 2017

DRY EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Did you remember to put your clocks back last night.

Now is anyone having problems with their Win 10 since updates, mine is driving me mad it's so slow, also my mouse keeps freezing, and it keeps jumping all over the place while scrolling.
Also the typing is playing up as well.
So I am sorry if I haven't been around to comment as much as it it taking me so long to comment with all this.
I did turn updates off a while ago, but they came back on automatically.

So onto my card for the Allsorts Challenge.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The embossing folder is a Crafters Companion one.
The image is from the Crafters Companion CD Nordic Christmas.
Verse inside is a stamped one.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your patience with my comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Friday, 27 October 2017

RUDOLF DAYS OCTOBER 2017


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

I have had family visiting lately, and a few cards to make for orders from my Daughter's works which I will be showing shortly. 
Amongst the orders was a big order for Christmas ones which I have posted a few already.
So as it's the Rudolf Days Challenge over at SCRAPPYMO'S BLOG till the end of the month I thought I would show this one I made.

  

This is a 6"x6" size card.
The image is from The Crafters Companion CD Winter Paint Poppets.
I cut a load of different size snowflakes from dies and covered the card.
The sentiment was a freebie.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/october-rudolf-days-challenge.html 
Thursday, 26 October 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CARD...............ADD A CHARM OR TAG


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

Today is the start of a new challenge over at 
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 
The lovely Hazel is our host for this challenge, and she would like to see a Charm or Tag on your entries.

The challenge runs from the 26th of October to Wednesday the 8th of November, and closes at 6PM.

So here is my DT card I made.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The papers are from MCS CD.
Inked the edges with Broken China DOI.
Made a pocket for the tag with the TL Chantilly Diamond Die.
This die does not come with a plain base so I drew around it and cut out a base for the die.
Stamped Thank You and a pattern around the tag.
Made a flower out of the paper and inked the edges with DOI Worn Lipstick.
The leaves I also made by hand.

Thank you so much for you visit, and please take a look at the lovely creations made by my B Team friends, and try to enter if you can.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 16 October 2017

THINKING OF YOU CARD


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

I went to see John Lockwood demoing at Chatham yesterday, and it was brilliant I could watch him all day, and every day as he is so very talented , and a lovely person too.
My Daughter, and her fiance took me, and my hubby, and afterwards we went for lunch.
While there my Daughter bought me John's media plates  wasn't I a lucky girl.
Got home very tired though.

Couldn't sleep again last night because of my RLS it seems worse if I am over tired.
Didn't get much sleep either Saturday night with the excitement so I expect that was why I was so tired.

So last night I started this card, and finished it today.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I started by matting, and layering my card with pink card , and Ivory pearlised card.
Then I die cut a Nbus die from Creative Crafting World Doily Die set that I bought from C&C.
The Thinking of you also came with the set, and the flowers were made with another part of the set.
Quite pleased with how this one turned out.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Friday, 13 October 2017

TREES AND LEAVES CARD


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

Sorry I have been missing again, but life's  little problems have got in the way of me blogging again, and I don't want to boor you with details.

Couldn't sleep last night again so I made this quick card for the Allsorts Challenge. 


This is a 6"x6" size card.
I began by ink dusting some glossy card with Memento Inks in Rose Bud,Danube Blue, and Dandelion.
Then I stamped the Inkylicious picture perfect stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I stamped around the background with Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink and a Inkylicious Delicate Vines stamp. 

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Monday, 9 October 2017

NEW BABY GIRL CARD


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

I do hope everyone is feeling fit, and enjoying the start of yet another week, they go by so fast, and Christmas will be upon us before we know it.

I would like to welcome my newest follower, and thank you so much for pressing the follow button.
Hope to see you here as often as your time allows.

Today I have a Baby card that I made as part of the cards that were sold in my Daughter's works. 



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I had trouble with the photo of the inside of this card as when I used the Auto Contrast the colour went a totally different and slightly orangy that's why it looks a little dull.
The papers, and the baby image are from the Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your super wonderful comments.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 7 October 2017

ANOTHER TISSUE BOX


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

I do hope your weekend is going to plan, and you are all keeping well. 
The weather is getting chillier now, and leaves are falling so quickly.
The colours always amaze me with their fantastic shades.
I have quite a few trees the other side of my garden fence, and love to see them each Autumn.

As I stated I made some more tissue boxes for the McMillan coffee morning so here is one of them.



If anyone would like to make one of these my tutorial is at the top of the page.
Base card is Hunkydory Ombre card.
The bear image is a Hunkydory one.
The scalloped circle at the top is also Hunkydory.
Paper is a download from Cuddly Budly Crafts just printed it on pearlised card.
The die cuts are TL ones, and the lovely little vellum butterflies were a present from Wendy my team leader at MAWTT.
She sells these wonderful butterflies on Facebook.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 5 October 2017

THANK YOU CARD


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

I would like to welcome my newest follower Henry, and thank you for choosing to follow me, can you let me have a link to your blog if you have one so I can also follow you.

Had quite few busy days catching up on things I had let slide last week due to all the baking for the Mcmillan coffee morning.
I mentioned I had a few Thank You cards to make to say thank you for donations that were given as raffle prizes, and some Bric a brac that also went on a stall to help with the final amount.

So here is one of them.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The flowery paper is from a MCS CD.
I die cut a few different circles, and finally stamped my Thank You and heat embossed it with Sea Foam White embossing powder.
Finally I cut out a couple of flowers from the left over paper, and added a ribbon bow.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Sunday, 1 October 2017

CHRISTMAS ROBIN AND OLD BOOTS


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

I would like to welcome my newest follower and thank you so much for choosing to follow me.
I do hope you will find time to visit as often as you can.

I do hope you are all having a nice weekend, and the weather is being kind to you.
Here in my part of Kent it's very drab and raining, but at least it's not too cold.

I have lots of cards I need to make to say thank you, but I keep making Christmas ones instead.

Our Macmillan coffee morning took £201 so I am so glad all our efforts brought in such a wonderful amount.

So here is yet another Christmas card.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The lovely image is a Hunkydory one.
I added some snow to the image, and some die cuts to the side of the image
which I cut out 4, and cut them so they looked like a panel die.
These 2 items I bought from

  You will find the link on my side bar if your interested, and it will help a fellow blog friend who is trying to sell lovely items at very reasonable prices, and No Postage costs if your spend £20.
As I cut out the starry nights die with Snippets of white card, and backed my image on white Snippets of card I will be joining my playground friends with this.
Just thought as my Starry Nught Die is a Nbus item I will be joining Darnell again with her wonderful NBUS challenge.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
Thursday, 28 September 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CARD,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,GEOMETRIC SHAPES


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

Another fortnight has passed, and it's time once again for Team B, and a new challenge over at 
Jan is our lovely host for this challenge, and she would like to see Geometric Shapes on you entries.
The challenge runs from 28/9/17 to Wednesday 11/10/17 and closes at 6PM.
Please pop along to the challenge to see what my lovely team mates have created.
 So here is my DT card I made.




This is a 8"x8" size card.
The design is a Craftsuprint download, and I decpupaged the little girl in her PJs, and also her bear.
Just added a 6 for her age from my stash.
I made this for my Daughter to give her Granddaughter. 

Thank you so much for your visit and the wonderful comments you continue to make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY,

 
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

CHRISTMAS EMBOSSED CARD


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

I am at the moment very busy making tissue boxes to sell at the Macmillan coffee morning on Friday, and the rest of the week I will be baking for it as well.

A couple of weeks ago Mrs Duck launched her new website where you can buy some crafty stash at reasonable prices if anyone is interested there is a Link on my side bar that will take you there.
Of course as Ang is a good blog friend I had to purchase didn't I. 
I bought the John Next Door Rustic Frame embossing folder, and this is what I created with it.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I started by painting some white card with Starlight Paint Topaz to get my lovely bronze gold card.
Then I embossed it with John's embossing folder, and as it's a Nbus item I will be joining Darnell's Nbus Challenge.
Just matt and layered the different colour card.
Die cut my TL Poinsettia, leaves, and fir branches with the painted card.
The Christmas calendar is from the Pink Gem website.
Finished it off with a bow and some snowflakes cut from the painted card.
I am really pleased with how this turned out.

Monday, 25 September 2017

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE GD SEPTEMBER 2017


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

Well I have had and eventful couple of weeks here at Lawrence towers.
Our Internet connection was playing up, and eventually after lots of consultations we were sent a new router.
So while all this was going on I decided to tidy my craft room and reorganise my dies and other crafty stash.
Phew I am exhausted as it took me ages, and too much energy, plus having to stop, rest my back so I wouldn't have my usual back probs.
Well enough of my troubles.
It's that time again for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
The challenge runs from the 25th to the end of the month, and as always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
Maureen has a wonderful prize on offer for the winner as always.
So here is my GD card.

  

This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used lots of Snippets on this one. 
The gold frame is cut from snippets, the craft card I used for the sand is snippets, the sky is snippets, the camels, and wise men were cut from a snippet of black, and  the the holly was cut from snippets. 
Then I finally stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on some snippet.
The circle wreath die I used for the scene is a Nbus one so I will be joining Darnell's Nbus challenge with this.

Thank you so much for your visit, and I do hope you can join this great challenge.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

YET ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SCENE CARD.


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

Really plodding along with those Christmas scene cards, and I have just one left to make for my large Christmas order.
The one I have left to make is for her husband.

So onto yet another Christmas scene card made from the die cuts I bought on ebay.



This is a 5"x7"  size tent card.
This card was extremely difficult to get a nice photo of. 
Just kept coming out really dark.
The side view looks a little lighter.
I cut a snippet of grey card to the size I wanted, and then I sprayed it with spray glue, and put Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow glitter all over it to back my scene on.
The ribbon is a TL one and is a grey with silver glitter running through it.


Thank you  so much for your visit, and your precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 11 September 2017

MUM AND DAD POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS CARD


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

I do hope you are not getting fed up with my Christmas cards I am showing.

I am trundling through the Christmas cards I was asked to make for my Daughter's boss, and this is another one I have made for her Mum and Dad, and it also fits the bill for the current Allsorts Challenge.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used 2 designer papers from the Dovecraft 12x12 Winter Blooms paper pad.
The doilies are from a cheap Chinese die.
The poinsettias are a TL die and I added some glamour dust to them.
Now I don't have a large tag die so I cut this one out by hand.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Sunday, 10 September 2017

ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SCENE CARD


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

I do hope you are having a good weekend, and the weather is being kind to you all.
At the moment it's quite sunny in my part of Kent, but it started off slightly foggy earlier this morning.

 Yesterday Mrs Duck launched her new website were you can by craft items HERE 
She is stocking lots of lovely craft items at reasonable prices including John Lockwood's lovely craft items please pop over and take a look. 

Now onto my Christmas scene card.


This is a 5X7 size card.
The die cut scene is one of the die cuts I bought on ebay.
The backing paper is from the MCS Wonderful in White CD.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make they are so much appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

 
Friday, 8 September 2017

ANNIVERSARY CARD


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

It's very miserable in my part of Kent today all grey, and raining, and cold as well.
Won't be long till the leaves start falling of the trees.
My, summer came, and went in a flash or that's what it seems like or is it because we had a lovely June, and not such a nice July, and August.

Gosh I have managed to make a card for the Butterfly Challenge  as I think I may have missed a couple of the challenges.
 This is a anniversary card I made for my youngest Son and his wife.

  

This is a 8"x8" size card.
The heart paper came from a paper pad I bought at B&M for the grand price of £2.49.
The white card I embossed with the Sue Wilson's Heart Lattice embossing folder.
Added some ribbon and string bling.
The doily die, and the bow, and hearts die are cheap Chinese ones.
Silhouette butterfly dies are SB.
 Stamped the sentiment with Faded Jeans DI.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Thursday, 7 September 2017

CHRISTMAS CARD IN SEPTEMBER


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

I have had a rather large order for Christmas cards from my Daughter's boss who loves my cards, and always asks me to make special ones for her.
She bought quite few of the ones I left in the office after the fete had no idea who they were for, but loved them so much she just had to buy them.
So this week I have made a start on them, and this one.


This is a 6"x6" size card.
The winter village scene is one of quite a few different die cuts I bought from ebay.
Just put a snippet of card behind the houses, and then added stickles to the windows, and glitter to the trees, and the ground, and then framed it with another snippet  from a die cut.
The paper is from the MCS Wonderful in White CD.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time as time is precious to all of us.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017

ANOTHER MALE BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Looked after the Grand Children yesterday, and my Granddaughter goes back to school tomorrow, and her brother on Thursday.
We baked cakes as usual as they are keen little bakers, and must take after me.

Today I have a card I made for my stepdaughter's husband who loves his garden.
I don't know about you, but over the years I struggle to think of what to put on their cards every year for a change.
So this year it's a gardening theme.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The image is from the Hunkydory little book of decoupage.
The main papers are Graphic 45.
The Happy Birthday paper is a download from Cuddly Buddly Crafts, and is a snippet left over from another card, and some of the kraft card is snippets also, so I will be joining my playmates with this.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/pixies-snippets-playground-week-296-and.html
Sunday, 3 September 2017

MONOCHROME WEDDING CARD AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

I do hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

My neighbour asked me to make a wedding card for her recently, and as she didn't know the colour scheme of the wedding this is what I made.
I went back to an old design I created  a few years ago as it was a bit rushed, and I wasn't given much time to think up a new design.
Every design of this is always slightly different in any rate.




This is a 8"x8" size card, and box I made to fit it.
Now this didn't photograph well as the colour looks beige looking.
It was supposed to be white pearlised card from Crafters Companion, but it was more Ivory so how they can call it white I don't know. 
I used the Sue Wilson Heart Lattice embossing folder.
The middle die with the sentiment is a cheap Chinese one.

Thank you so much for you visit and your precious time.
I really appreciate all you wonderful comments you make.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Saturday, 2 September 2017

QUICK CARDS FOR MEN


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

I do hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

The weather here in my part of Kent is sunny at the moment.

Today I have 2 cards I made with some Kanban toppers that the lovely Mrs Duck gave me.
These cards are part of the ones sold in my Daughter's work place.





These are both 6"x6" in size.
The papers I used are from Graphic 45  6"x6" pad which gave you 3 of the same design, and are excellent for men's cards.
The toppers are Kanban.

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