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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.
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 
Tuesday, 25 April 2017

RUDOLF DAYS ........APRIL 2017


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

My cold is a lot better now, and I feel a little more like my old self again.
Still having some back issues, but I will not give in to it, and manged to get quite a few things done today with sitting down in between bouts of cleaning, and dusting.
Thank you for all your get well wishes and your comments you are the very best of blog friends.

Today starts another 5 days of the Rudolf Challenge.
Although I am not doing my GD this month I thought I would just remind you of the challenge.
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.
So please join Scrappymo HERE 
with your entries, and remember making some cards now helps later on in the year, and there is a wonderful prize to be won too.


  
This is a 6"x6" size card.
The paper and the images are Hunkydory.
Quite a simple and quick card to make.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 23 April 2017

SHABBY CHIC APRIL SHOWERS CARD


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

I was surprised by how many of you seem to be suffering with colds also at the mo.
So sending big germ free  hugs for those in need at this time.

To take my mind off my cold which is still hanging around I made a card for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge that I like to support.
This took me 2 days to design as the old brain and the mojo just wasn't helping at all, but it all came together nicely last night.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I found some rainbow colour paper in my stash so I distressed all the edges of the paper and card, and inked it with different colour inks.
I then stamped raindrops with London Fog Ink, and an Inkylicious Stamp.
The words background, umbrella, wellies, and puddle were all freebie stamps from the stamping magazine a couple of months ago.
I added glossy accents to the raindrops, and the puddle.
Some flowers as April Showers bring on the flowers.

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. 
Thursday, 20 April 2017

STAMPED CARD FOR ALLSORTS SKETCH CHALLENGE.


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

Sorry I have not been around this week, but DH and I have had really nasty colds, and I am still trying to get all the dust cleaned off everything.
I can't believe how much dust there was I have even had to wash all the curtains as well, and top of cupboards the list is endless.
This all set my back off, and playing me up again.
Oh the joys of getting old.

Well I did have a little play in my craft room last night as I was feeling a little better, and made this card for the Allsorts Sketch Challenge.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
Now I made all the backing papers by first ink dusting my white card with Memento Danube Blue and Bamboo Leaves Ink.
I then used a stamp that was a freebie with the Stamping Magazine last month which was a Ultimate Crafts stamp, and a background stamp.
This I stamped with London Fog Memento Ink.
I then went over it randomly with a Penny Black Ferns Stamp and Bamboo Leaves Ink.
I also did this for the oblong panel, and then went over it with a butterfly stamp and Danube Blue Ink.
The image is from a Stamp Addicts Stamp which I won in the Allsorts Challenge, and I stamped it with London Fog Ink, and  coloured it with water colours from Memento Inks onto a Snippet of white card.
Flowers I made also from a set of cheap China dies I bought from E Bay.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 13 April 2017

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES DT CARD................BIRDS AND FEATHERS


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

Today starts another challenge over at
and it's the B Teams turn, and Jackie is our lovely host this time around, and she would like to see Birds and Feathers on you entries please.
The challenge runs from 13/4/17 and closes on Wednesday 26/4/17 at 6PM.
This is just for a Top 3 Badge, but we all love to see your wonderful creations entered.
So here is what I came up with.



This is a 8"x7" size tent card.
The bird paper was a freebie download from the C&C club website I just love the colour.
Now I made a bit of what Darnell calls a Boo Hoo as I stuck the paper down, and then decided to frame it, but the frame was too short for the size card so I improvised with the top die cut and feathers to cover it up, and I was quite pleased how it turned out in the end.
So this was what we call a happy accident.

Now I have funny tale to tell about the wet room.
DH and I sat and talked about who was going to use the new shower first yesterday morning, I said you can be the Guinea Pig.
Well he turned the shower on and no water went down the drain hole ooops nearly had a flooded wet room.
The fitter forgot to tell us he had turned off the pump that extracts the water.
After a few frantic calls we were told where to find the pump switch.
Only could happen to us. lol.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017

JEWELLED AND SPARKLE BIRTHDAY CARD


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

Well the bathroom was finished  this afternoon.
Am I glad that's all over, and now we have a lovely wet room instead.
Now starts the clean up from all the dust.
I had been doing some feather dusting as it was going along, but the fitter said the dust will settle on things for a few more days before it finally gets back to normal.

I also had a Easter coffee morning to do this morning over at the flats that are in our scheme.
That was a great success.

My card today is one I made yesterday for the Allsorts Challenge.
 Quite pleased with how this turned out.

  

This is a 8"x6" size tent card.
I used the TL Shabby Offset Rectangles Die.
Cut out the outside frame, and then sprayed it with aerosol glue and put Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter on it.
The I cut out the inner frame from white card and coloured it with Colour Cloud Rose Blush Ink making it darker on the bottom and lighter on the top for shading.
I added my jewels to the outside.
Coloured my ribbon with Rose Blush also.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Monday, 10 April 2017

VINTAGE SHABBY CARD


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

I do hope you all had a good weekend, and the weather was as lovely as it was in my part of Kent.

Bathroom still being worked on we have the new flooring to be laid, and the decorating is being done at the moment.
All tiles up and they look lovely.
So hopefully it will all be finished in a few days time.
The bathroom will now be a wet room as we have had the bath taken out, and  a wet room shower installed.
This will make it much easier for both of us.

So onto my card today which I made for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, and I just made the deadline.
Not happy with how this one turned out see what you think about it.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by stamping my background with some Nbus stamps I have had for a while.
I then distressed all the edges of the card, and inked the edges with Frosty Mink colour cloud ink to give it and aged look.
All the items on this card have been stamped with Memento  Tuxedo Black Ink.
As I have used some Nbus stamps, and made slight Boo Hoo on the bottom left corner where I cut my measuring tape the wrong way I will be joining Darnell,s Nbus Boo Hoo Challenge with this.
Also I used quite a few snippets to do my stamping on  so I will join my playground friends with this too.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Thursday, 6 April 2017

HUMMINGBIRD NBUS BOO HOO CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends.

I do hope you are all having a good week as the weather here in my part of Kent has been glorious for quite a few days.

Bathroom is well under way tiling just being done at the mo just one problem all the dust all over the bungalow even though we closed the doors it has still got everywhere.

This morning I thought I would get some Eater cards made for a few friends well I used a Nbus stamp I have had for a while, and boy did I make a Boo Hoo colouring it so I thought I would be able to join in Darnell's Nbus April Fools  Boo Hoo Challenge.
Funnily I was making the card for Darnell so I hope she doesn't mind my showing it before she gets it.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by cutting out a circle with a die  so I could mask off the centre of the card while I ink dusted it with Peacock Feathers DI
I then stamped my Heartfelt Creations Humming Bird stamp with Memento Black Ink this was my first Boo Hoo as I wanted to watercolour it.
So I used my Derwent water colour pencils without the water.
2nd Boo Hoo was I coloured the buds of the Orchid the sane colour as the flower instead of Green.
3rd Boo Hoo the stamp I used to stamp the inside fell apart while stamping, and gave me a few extra black marks.
The Happy Easter Die is also a Nbus item that I won on Mary's candy last year so thank you so much Mary for this wonderful die.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Monday, 3 April 2017

ANYONE FOR A CHEESE BURGER


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

Sorry I have been missing for a few days, but my bathroom is being re-done, and I can't believe how much you store in there till you have to remove it all and put somewhere else in the house.
It definitely can't fit in my craft room as that's full to the brim with my craft stash. lol.

Yesterday I did find a little time to make a card for the Allsorts Challenge as the theme for this week is food.



This is a 8"x8" size card.
The digi image is From the Heart Digi Stamps, and I coloured it in with Promarkers.
The papers are from Cuddly Buddly Crafts, and are a download.
I put glossy accents on the tomato  ketchup, and the lettuce.
The sentiment came with the digi stamp too. 

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.
Thursday, 30 March 2017

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE CARD


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

I do hope everyone is keeping well, and for those who may be suffering from any sort of problems may I send big hugs to try and help.

Well I finally got around to my Butterfly Challenge entry.
This card was quite quick to make apart from waiting for my inks, and pixie powders to dry over night.




This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by putting some Faded Jeans, and Black Soot DI on my glass mat.
I then added my Pixie Powder Firework Burst to my mat, and spritzed it with water.
Put my card onto the wet puddle and smooshed it.
Left it to dry a little, and then mopped a little of the wet with a kitchen towel I then added some stickles to look like stars in the night sky. 
Finally cut out some aperture of butterflies, and then put them back into the apertures.
If that all makes sense.

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





I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
Monday, 27 March 2017

ALLSORTS SWEETS CARD


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

I do hope all Mother's had a wonderful day yesterday.

I have just finished a card for the Allsorts Challenge, but I am not sure now if it fits the theme.
Well we shall see if it comes under sweet treats or not.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by stamping the Allsorts stamp that was a freebie with a Stamping Magazine with my Misti.
I tell you it makes stamping so easy
especially as I suffer with my hands, and drop things so easily.
I tell you I have stamped many a card in the past and then dropped the stamp block and ruined a project.
I then coloured my sweets with Pro-markers.
The sentiment was also a freebie with the same Magazine.

Thank you so much for your visit, and the wonderful comments you make.
They really make my day reading them.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 





I would  like to enter this into the following challenges.



 
Sunday, 26 March 2017

SHABBY CHIC BIRTHDAY CARD


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

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
 to all Mother's, and I do hope you are having a great day, and being spoilt by your family.

Today I have a card I just finished so I could join in the Frilly and Funkie Challenge as I do love their challenges.




This is a A5 size card.
The papers I used are Magnolia Lane.
I made the flower from Rose Petals that you buy for wedding table.
Coloured them with Memento Lulu Lavender, and Dandelion for the centre.
Leaves I cut out of some of the Snippets of paper, and coloured them with Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Most of this card was made out of Snippets of paper.
The challenge calls for Know When to Fold Them as a theme so I folded some of the papers just under the flower.

Thank you so much for your visit, and time as I know time is precious to all of us.
Saturday, 25 March 2017

RUDOLF CHALLENGE MARCH 2017............DT CARD


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.
Today starts the Rudolf Challenge over at 


The challenge runs from the 25th of the month to the end of the month.
The theme is Christmas as always, and it's a wonderful way to get some of your Christmas Cards made early.
There is usually a very fab prize that can be won also.

So here is what I came up with for my DT design.



This is a 6"x6" size card.
I used Hunkydory Rainbow Mirri for my matting.
I then stamped all round the edges with a stamp I bought from Hobbycraft a few years ago.
Can anyone spot the mistake ?
I then stamped my oval stamp that came as a freebie from the Stamping Magazine.
This was all done with my Misti, and Fired Brick DI.
Just added some felt holly leaves bought from the Works.

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