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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.
Sunday, 25 June 2017

RUDOLF DAYS CHALLENGE..............JUNE 2017


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

Sorry I have been missing again I have spent a few days with family, and did some shopping as well.
 Don't get out much these days so it was a real treat to spend time with my daughter, and she enjoyed our outings also, but it did leave me so tired.

As it's the 25th of the month again it's time for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 
As  always its' anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
Only one entry per person, and it runs from the 25th till the end of the month.
Maureen always has a lovely prize on offer to the winner.
As I am not a GD this month I have been told I can enter the challenge.
Now I made 2 cards and couldn't think which one to enter.
So I shall show both, but I'm only entering one.

  



The first card is a 6"x6" size.
The second one is an 8"x8" size.
The first I inked using DOI in Broken China, and Worn Lipstick to give it the colour.
Then I stamped and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 
The second I printed some freebie paper from C&C club download.
Such a lovely holly paper.
The image I coloured with Derwent pencils I have had for ages.
Die cut lots of fir branches to make a wreath, and glittered them.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-rudolph-days-challenge.html 
Wednesday, 21 June 2017

HUBBIES BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Well are you all melting with this HOT! weather.
I have found a good way to cool down I run a flannel under cold water and lay it on my face and my neck, and you can't believe how that cools you down.
Never thought of it before, but I used to cool the children's temps when they were ill like that.
Try it if you haven't it really works well. 

Today is my hubbies 78th Birthday, and this year I thought I would put Marilyn Munroe on his card as he has always loved her photos especially black and white ones as he used to take lots of photos at one time, and has always loved black and white photography.
So I won the Quirky challenge last month, and won $15 of digi images from Ike's Art and this was one I chose with Hubbies card in mind.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The digi image is from Ike's Art.
The papers are a Cuddly Buddly download, but they were brown.
So light bulb moment hooray.
I printed it in brown, and then copied it in black and white.

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/2017/06/week-420-birthday-boy.html 
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TRAVEL THEME BIRTHDAY CARD


Hi and welcome to my very talented friends and visitors.

ooooooaaaa! it's been hot in my part of Kent, and as you all may know I am not good with the heat.
So sorry if I have been missing for a couple of days, also Mr Mojo is still doing walk abouts in this heat well I ask you.

Had to make a card for my stepdaughter's man friend, and came up with this although I am not that happy with it.
I know he has travelled quite a bit so this became the theme.



This is an A5 size card.
Papers and post card from a My Craft Studio CD.
The image and the stamps are from a Robert Addams Vintage Transport CD.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/week-420-birthday-boy.html 
Friday, 16 June 2017

SNIPPETS THANK YOU CARD


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

I have had a very busy week this week a little gardening done in small stages as not to hurt my back, and I organised a outing for the club I run where I live to Eastbourne on Wednesday.
Spent all day Thursday getting over it all.
I also have been having Mr Mojo issues he just doesn't want to work now it's hot again the little blighter.
So suddenly yesterday evening I had some snippets lying around my desk and blow me down Mr Mojo decided to work hooray. 
So here is the card I made completely with snippets.



The image of the flower is the negative of a die cut I used a while ago.
I coloured some snippets for my background, and sprayed glued it, and then added some glitter.
Just added a permanent green pen to make the leaves, and stems darker.
Inked the edges with Cracked Pistachio DOI.
The pink die cut was also a snippet on my desk that I had cut out and not used.
Will be joining my friends at the Pixie's Snippets Playground with this.

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

Saturday, 10 June 2017

STITCHED FLORAL THANK YOU CARD


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

I do hope you all are having a great weekend.

Well can you believe it I won the Allsorts Challenge again last week that's 2 weeks in a row, and about the 6th or 7th time since I have started to enter it.
I also was chosen as over all winner at the Quirky Crafts Challenge with my card that had the song Come on Eileen on it.
The same card was in the top 3 at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge also. 
I feel very honoured and lucky as I am not so very lucky usually.

So today I have a card I made for the Allsorts Challenge with some of my new dies I bought with my winnings.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
The lovely floral paper was a bargain from B&M at £2-49 for 24 sheets of double sided papers that are 250GSM.
The stitched oval dies are one of my purchases from my winnings.
The mint green leaves were also one of my die  purchases too.
The flowers, and dark green leaves are TL mini dies.
Lastly I stamped thank you with a freebie stamp from a craft mag in Tuxedo Black Ink.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenge. 
Thursday, 8 June 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT ..................EMBOSSING WET OR DRY


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

Today starts another challenge over at


and this time around it's the B Teams turn and the lovely Sue B is our host for this fortnight, and she would like to see your wonderful creations using Embossing/Wet or/Dry.
Please take a look at my lovely team mates super creations they made.
The challenge runs from Thursday 8/6/17 to Wednesday 21/6/17 at 6PM.
There is lovely prize of wonderful stamps  by John Lockwood that Wendy has donated, and you could be one of the top 3 chosen too.
 We all love to see your wonderful
creations you  enter.

So onto my DT card.

  


This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to match.
I started by painting my card with Starlight Paints in Agean, and Diamond colours.
This gave it a lovely pearlised sheen.
I embossed my background with a embossing folder that I had with my old E Bosser Die Cutting Machine.
I cut out 12 corners in the blue card for the outside and inside.
I die cut a circle frame and added some other die cuts around the inside edge.
Painted a wooden Happy Birthday and the 30 with the paints.
Lastly I added some flowers I made with some of the painted card.
Then I created my box to go with it.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 5 June 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JUNE.......CARD


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

Oh my goodness my heart goes out to everyone caught up in those tragic events of Saturday Night, and their families.
No words can express the deep sorrow I feel for them all.

This afternoon I had an idea for a card trying to take my mind off it for a little while by crafting.
So I made this card for the Allsorts Challenge, which I won last week, and won a £20 voucher to use at 
If you have never shopped there I can highly recommend their products they stock.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by cutting out a circle of white card, and then I stamped some fir branches in Pine Needles DI.
I then heat embossed it with Silver Pearl embossing powder which I have had for years.
Then I started to make my scene by ink dusting the sky and creating hills out of snippets of card.
Then I stamped the fencing in Tuxedo Black Ink, and the trees in Potting Soil Archival Ink.
I then used a used a Quickie Glue Pen to do my glittering for the snow. 
Finally I added a wooden snowman not at all sure I should have added him.
Other than that I am quite pleased with this , and how it turned out.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Saturday, 3 June 2017

SHABBY CHIC VINTAGE CARD


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

Well another weekend is upon us, and the weather is lovely in my part of Kent.

Going out to for meal tonight to celebrate my Son, and my Granddaughter's Husbands Birthday.
Their Birthdays were on the 30th and the 31st.

Made this card yesterday for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge was so pleased as the last challenge I was one of the top picks.




This is a 8"x6" Tent Style card I made.
First of all I covered my white card with cream card.
Then I delved into my Graphic 45 Ladies Diary paper pad for the paper and the image.
I distressed the paper edges.
I added some lace to the paper at the top middle, and bottom.
I then added a part of a very old feather to her hat, and some pearls as a necklace.
Finished it off with some vintage roses, and hand made leaves.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/something-old.html
                                                                                                   


Thursday, 1 June 2017

VINTAGE SEASIDE CARD


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

I do hope everyone is feeling well, and for those out of sorts here's hoping you will soon be feeling better.

Today I have a Vintage Seaside Card I made for the Allsorts Challenge.



This is a 5"x7" size card.
I started by Ink Dusting white card with Memento Peanut Brittle Ink.
Then I randomly stamped Sea Shells, and a Star Fish with the same ink for my background. 
The image is from Joanna Sheen's CD Victorian Birthdays.
I added some cream cotton lace around the layered image.

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. 
Wednesday, 31 May 2017

INKED BACKGROUND CARD


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

So glad it's a little cooler at the moment, and I do hope the weather where ever you live is being kind to you all.

I try in my crafting life to try lots of different types of crafting skills I have not tried before.
So today I have card that I have been working on over a few days.
My new skills I have tried are inking backgrounds, and stencilling.


 Sorry this is a long winded explanation of how I created this card.
This is a 8"x8" size card.
I started by putting DI Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Dusty Concord on my glass matt added water and dabbed my card into the wet inks.
I did this about 5 times drying it in between with my heat gun till I liked it.
I then sprinkled water over it and dried it again. 
Buy this time my new Distress Oxide inks turned up from my order. 
So inked the edges with Worn Lipstick DOI.
I then stamped a words background stamp all over it with London Fog Ink.
On the front I stamped some Dragonflies with Cracked Pistachio DOI.
I then used a stencil from Imagination Crafts with the bird and the branches, and Inked it with Tuxedo Black Ink.
I also stencilled around the edges with Imagination Crafts Agean Starlights Paint.
I then used a Glitter gel pen on the branches and the bird.
I inked some more card with DOI Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and stencilled another bird, and decoupaged it.
Made my flowers with a cheap die and hand cut and coloured my leaves.
Nearly forgot to say I used Snippets to make the bird, flowers, and leaves so I will be joining my playground friends in the Snippets plaground with this.

Hope you like my dabble into inked backgrounds.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/pixies-snippets-playground-week-283-and.html 
 
Monday, 29 May 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Wow has it been hot this last few days.
We had a massive thunder storm overnight, but it's still been hot and muggy today.
I am not good in the heat it saps my energy levels to nil.

I have had a few Birthday cards to make for my Son and my Granddaughter's husband as their Birthdays are the 30th and 31st. 
As each year goes by I struggle to think of what to create for them that I haven't used before.
Still all done and dusted now thank goodness.

I remembered  that I haven't shown this card I made last year.
Was not that pleased with how it turned out perhaps that's why I never showed it.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used my TL Kensington Corner Die that was given to me by my sweet blogging mate SueP.
I cut it out 16 times to create the corners, and the centre diamond.
The card is Creative Expressions Foundation Card in Blush.
At the time I didn't have a peach ink that I would have liked to have created the diamond centre piece, and I think what I used was a Chalk Ink that was too  orangy.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 25 May 2017

GD CARD FOR THE RUDOLF CHALLENGE......MAY 2017


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
As I mentioned yesterday this month I am GD for the Rudolf Days Challenge over at 


The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month.
As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas. 
There is always a wonderful prize to be won, and it means you get your Christmas cards made early.
So please pop over and take a look at the lovely creations my wonderful other Guest Designers have created.
So here is what I created this time around.



This is a 6.5"x7.5" size tent card.
I started by adding a matt of Silver Rainbow Mirri card.
I then cut out a frame in red card, and embossed it with a Crafters Companion 8"x8" size embossing folder which has lots of Christmas words in different fonts.
I then added die cuts with lovely stars on in white to the inside of the frame.
This die was a cheap purchase from
 E Bay and made in China.
My evening image came from the Internet, and I added some glitter to the snow parts, and created some snow droplets.
Lastly I added some holly leaves and pearls as berries.

Thank you so much for your visit and the wonderful comments you make.
They are sooooo! much appreciated.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

ANOTHER CARD MADE FOR MY GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER.


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

A quick reminder that Rudolf Day starts on Thursday, and I will be posting my GD card.

My heart goes out to everyone that was involved in last nights awful attack. 
Hopefully those waiting news of loved ones will have good news soon.

I have another card I made for my Great Granddaughter's Birthday. 



This is a 8"x8" size card.
It was a download from CraftsuPrint
just added some wooden flowers, and wooden butterfly also. 
The bow was made by Wendy again.

Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

I would like to enter the following challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/week-416-happy-8th-birthday-allsorts.html 
Monday, 22 May 2017

FIT BIT 8th BIRTHDAY CARD


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

A couple of weeks ago it was my Great Granddaughter's 8th Birthday, and my Daughter wanted a card to go with her present which was a Fit Bit.
I asked what colour Fit Bit she had bought her and it was purple so this is the card I made her.



I must say my Great Granddaughter Faye loved it, and thought it was brilliant to have a card the same as her present.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
I made the backing paper from the photo of the Fit Bit, and my 3D Decoupage CD which makes backing paper.
Just added some sequins, and a lovely bow made by Wendy to the card.

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/2017/05/week-416-happy-8th-birthday-allsorts.html 
Thursday, 18 May 2017

FAVE SONG SHABBY CHIC EASEL CARD


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

Sorry I haven't been about much this week, but a neighbour had a fall, and as he is carer to his wife I have been helping as much as I can.

So today I did manage to have a play with some crafty items for a couple of challenges.
The Frilly and Funkie Challenge has a theme  sound of music, or maybe a fave song so this one of my DH fave songs as it has a special meaning to him.



I made an easel card , and the base I hope, I made look like a record.
My lovely pin and ribbon flower were made by Wendy our Team leader over at the MAWTT.
The lovely pin has a musical note dangling from it.
So thank you very much Wendy for these wonderful items.
Butterfly came off and old hair clip.
I forgot I have used  quite a few
 snippets for my die cuts so I will join my friends in the snippets playground 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://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/the-sound-of-music.html 
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/79-butterflies-l-is-for-layers-andor.html 
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/may-challenge-going-for-quirky-song.html 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/pixies-snippets-playground-week-281-and.html 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

WEDDING BOOK EASEL CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.

I do hope you are all having a very wonderful weekend.
The weather in my part of Kent is glorious at the mo.

Well as I mentioned a few posts ago I made a couple of extra wedding cards in case they were needed, and this is the other one.



This is just under an A4 size card.
The image and book design are from CraftsuPrint.
I cut out 2 and decoupaged the pages to give it the open book shape, and added it to a just under A4 easel card I made.
Covered the easel base with Ivory pearlecent card.
Decoupaged the roses and the butterflies, and added some pearl string beads from my stash.
The lovely lace is from the Works.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 11 May 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CARD.....................BUTTERFLIES


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

Today is the start of a new challenge over at
and it's the B Teams turn, and Wendy is our host for this challenge, and she would like to see Butterflies on your entries.
As it is coming up to Wendy's Birthday she is also offering a prize this time around to the winner.
Please pop along to the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations my team mates have created.
So here is my DT card.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The design is a CraftsuPrint download, and I just added stamens, and pearls to the butterflies from my stash, and I decoupaged the little boots.
I also added the bright pink card to match the design.
My Granddaughter Hannah asked me to make this card for her teacher who is expecting a Baby Girl.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017

WEDDING CARD


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

I made a few extra wedding cards in case anyone in the family needed one, but they didn't so it will go in my box of cards waiting till it's needed.

This was a download from CraftsuPrint.
I added some pearls and stickles in gold, and decoupaged the flowers.
So this will be another entry into the Butterfly Challenge.



 This is a 8"x8" size card.
A download from CraftsuPrint.
I decoupaged the roses on the left side, and the right side.
Added Stickles to the centre of some of the flowers and to the decoupaged butterflies.
I also added a stick pin made by Wendy.

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. 
Monday, 8 May 2017

TISSUE BOX IN YELLOW AND GOLD


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

The wedding went well and the sun was shining, but it was a tad windy, and the wind was quite cold.

Today I have my entry into the Butterfly Challenge which is a Tissue Box I made a while ago, and haven't posted yet, and as it fits the bill for the current challenge.



I used some holographic decoupage I have had for a while.
The Butterfly Border was cut on my ScanNcut.
Used Gold Rainbow Mirri Card for behind my die cuts, and my corners.
Gold pearls also.

Thank you so much for your visit, and I will try, and catch up on everybody as soon as I can.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WEDDING CARD AND BOX


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
 
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my last card.
I really appreciate everyone as it goes a long way with my self doubt about what I create.
 
As I mentioned yesterday I am showing my Granddaughter's Wedding Card and Box I made, was quite pleased with how it turned out in the end, mind you it was a pig to photograph because of the pearlised card.
 
 
Now because the above photo made the left side look warped, I photographed this flat for the next one.
 
 
 
 
This is a 8"x8" size card and box I made to fit it.
As stated yesterday I coloured all my peach card which started out ivory with Peach Bellini Ink.
I cut out the frame with Sue Wilson's Noble Pierced Square Die.
I then cut out 8 Tattered Lace Kensington Corner Dies for the lace inserts.
Computer generated Sentiment, and cut out with Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Damask Frame.
Added some pearls to the corners and round the frame.
The larger roses came from the works, and I coloured them with Peach Bellini Ink.
The smaller roses I have had for a while, and I also coloured those.
The leaves I cut out of 160 gsm paper by hand and coloured them with green inks.
The ivy is a Sheena Die and I coloured those slightly too.
I also coloured the ribbon on  the  sides of the box, and round the box.
Sorry for such long details on my design.
 
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017

HEAT EMBOSSED SERVIETTE CARD


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

Sorry I have not been around for a few days, but I have been making my Granddaughter's Wedding card.
Was having big troubles with the colour peach she chose for the Bridesmaids Dresses as I do like to incorporate that colour into my finished design.
So I had to colour most of my card with Peach Bellini Ink, and then wait for it to dry before constructing my design as it's pearlised card.
I am quite pleased with how it turned out, and will show it later this week as I know she doesn't know about my blog.

Today I have a card that has been Heat Embossed

  

This is a 6"x6" size card.
The design was a serviette that Mary my dear blogging friend sent me with her candy I won last year.
I started by putting a double sided sticky sheet behind the serviette, and then I put a snippet of card on the reverse of it, so I will join my playground friends in the Snippets Playground with this.
I then  used a Versa Mark clear embossing ink all over the front of  it, and then added Holographic Embossing Powder to it and heat embossed it.
Was quite pleased with how it turned out as this was my first attempt at this type of crafting.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 27 April 2017

I SPY B FOR BOOK OF BUTTERFLIES CARD


Hi to all my craft loving friends, and visitors.

Feeling back to normal now, and went out yesterday to have my hair cut, and my toe nails cut and painted for my Granddaughter's wedding on the 6th of May.
I still have to make her wedding card ooooaaahhh.
She has chosen Peach for the Bridesmaids, and I really have had problems finding Peach card, and Peach things, not a popular colour at the mo.

Right I have just finished my card to enter the Allsorts Challenge.
This time it's I Spy something beginning with B so I have used a Nbus book stamp I have had for quite a while, and then I stamped butterflies on the pages.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by inking my white matting card with Colour Cloud Rose Blush ink.
Then I stamped some butterflies very lightly onto it, and used a white gel pen to make the dots. 
I stamped out my book 4 times for the pages, and then coloured them with the same colour cloud ink and white gel pen for the dots.
I stamped some butterflies to the pages with Memento Rose Bud Ink.
Just realised I should have put a black matt under the pink matting.
It's funny how you only realise it when you are putting it on the blog.

Thank you 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/2017/04/week-412-i-spy.html