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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.
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Z FOLD.......BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Still a wet, dull, and very cold weekend here in my part of Kent.

I suppose I am lucky I don't live in the North of the Country as some have snow.
We did think about moving to Scotland years ago as we love it there, but thought it would be too much of a journey for our large family to visit. 
My Great Grandad on my Dad's side was born in Scotland so it does hold a special place in heart.

Now I do like to try something new every now, and then, and thought I haven't made a Z Fold card yet.
So as my DIL Birthday is looming this is my version of a Z Fold Card.



2 different views of this card .
I made the card 7.5" in Height, and 14" in width out an A3 piece of card.
Did my folds at 4", 3", which left a base card of  7" when folded.
Then I matted it with CE Blush card.
Finally I did a Matt layer of paper from The Paper Boutique Blooming Lovely paper pad which was a C&C club gift.
I cut out some of the roses and decoupaged them, and added some pearls.
Put a border of butterflies cut out of H/D Rose Gold Mirri card. 
Made a pocket for a tag with Happy Birthday on.
I just so happened to have the right colour ribbon too.

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://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-451-butterflies-and-word-about.html
Saturday, 20 January 2018

BACK TO A CHRISTMAS CARD AGAIN


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

What a miserable start to the weekend here in my part of Kent.
Raining and so dull at the moment.

Starting to feel much better, and the coughing is going away thank goodness.
I tell you I spend a lot of my time in the house, but I think I was getting stir crazy at not being able to go out because of that cough.
Did manage to go to my Granddaughter Birthday meal at a restaurant thank goodness, as I thought I wouldn't be able to go, and she would have been so disappointed, as her and her brother always invite both lots of Grand Parents to their Birthday meals.

Well back to this post, and I have yet another Christmas card I made before Christmas, and haven't been able to show as yet.



This is a 8"x8" size card, and as many of you may know one of my fave sizes.
I matted my card with some Christmas paper with poinsettias on.
Then I again used my Crafters Companion embossing folder on the white layer.
Before I embossed the front I cut out a circle aperture, and after embossing it I cut out the Tattered Lace Holly frame from my last Christmas card, and glued it inside around the aperture.
Finished it of with some beads, ribbon bow, and some small poinsettias I made from a Robert Addams die I won on the Snippets playground a few years ago.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
 https://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/embossing-dry-or-heat.html
Thursday, 18 January 2018

GRANDDAUGHTER'S 10th BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Today is my youngest Granddaughter's Birthday and she is 10 today.
Now her name is Hanna which was my mother's middle name, and Hannah was given my name of Jennifer as her middle name.
She is very much like me and loves to craft, and also loves bling too, and girly things.
She also loves Pugs, and Long Haird 
Chihuahuas dogs too so this is the card I made her.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The lovely Raspberry paper is from The Paper Boutique, and  was a C&C craft club gift.
I just love the gorgeous colour. 
The image of the Chihuahua in the cup is from the Internet, and I decoupaged the cup.
Now when I finished the card I looked at it and my sentiment wasn't straight so I had to do another sentiment, and put more bling around it to cover up the old one.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

SNOWMAN IMAGE CHRISTMAS CARD


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

I made this Christmas card before Christmas, and never got to show it due to me being ill.
So I thought I would post it today.
I have a few more I made also to show  over the next few weeks.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The image of the snowman is a Hunkydory one, and I added some snow to the image.
The holly frame is a Tattered Lace one which I die cut 3 times, and glued together to make it stand out.
The silver glitter card is from the pound shop and it's brilliant as it doesn't shed glitter.
Red beads came from the bits left over from my Christmas wreaths.
Wooden snowflakes bought at Sainsbury's last year, and glittered.

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://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-450-no-patterned-papers.html 
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE..............O IS FOR ONE LAYER AND ULTRA PINK


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

Had a really bad day yesterday was so tired from lots of coughing throughout the night and day I just wanted to sleep all the time in between the coughing bouts.
I am on my third week of this coughing, and I feel like it's never going to end.
In any rate enough of my complaining as there are some people a lot worse off than me, but it does help sometimes to have a moan.

Later in the evening I did manage to play for a short while with my John Lockwood media plates again so I can join the Butterfly Challenge which I haven't managed to do for a few of the challenges lately.


This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used memento inks to ink up my media plate then I used a feather to give it some texture.
Lastly I stamped some butterflies, and a wave sentiment that was a freebie stamp form a craft mag. 
A very quick card to make.

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. 
Saturday, 13 January 2018

GRANDDUAGHTER'S BIRTHDAY CARD


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

I do hope you are having a lovely weekend.

When I went to see John Lockwood demoing in November last year my Daughter bought me his media plates while there, well with all that was going on before Christmas, and being ill I had no time to play with them.
This I rectified this week, and made my Granddaughter's card with them.
I hope you like my effort as I only have old pigment inks, and not the izinks yet.



This is a tent style card I made.
The size is 7.5"x6.5".
I used my oval media plate to make the centre panel, and then heat embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder.
I used the Crafts Too Mariposa cut, and embossing folder, and ran my Versa Color blue pigment ink over the embossed part, and then used my silver pearl embossing powder, and heat embossed it.
I then cut fussy cut around the edges of the embossing folder design.
Next I sprayed the whole of the embossing  folder design with Crafters Companion Sparkle Pearl Diamond spray.
I then added some die cut butterflies which I cut out in white, and used the blue pigment ink, and embossing powder on.
This I also did to the flowers.

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments they are very much appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-450-no-patterned-papers.html