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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.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013

ANOTHER BABY GIRL BOOK AND BOX

Hi and good evening dear blog friends and
visitors.
THANK YOU sooooooo much for all your 
really lovely comments on Ellie's Card.

I have been looking after my grandchildren
today so sorry I haven't had the time to visit
you.  My granddaughter wanted to bake a 
cake this morning so just to make Sue P and
Sue Js  mouths water we baked a lovely gooy
chocolate cake with chocolate frosting all 
over it. While my grandson had goalie training.

Tonight I have another of my Baby Book Cards
and box. 
This is what I have been working on in between
looking after my grandchildren.
WARNING a lot of photos for this post. lol.

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Now the back.



Now the inside.












The images and papers are from 
Joanna Sheen's Babt Love CD
I coloured my ribbon with Spun Sugar 
Distress Ink.

Thank you again for taking the time out of
your busy lives to visit me and make a 
comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013

ELLIE'S IN THE NIGHT GARDEN CARD

Hi and good morning dear blog friends and
visitors.
I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the 
hot weather.
THANK YOU for all your last comments on 
Ellie's card.
You are all so very kind with your lovely 
comments and I do appreciate them very much.

I am soooooooo pleased Ellie's card made it on
the CBeebies Birthday Card show yesterday.
For anyone who would like to see it go to 
BBC i player and it was on the 12.15pm show.
This is mainly for my great blog friend Sue P
as she asked about it.

Today I have another of Ellie's Birthday Cards
this was made for my daughter to give her
little granddaughter.

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Now the inside.



This is an A4 size card.
I made the backing paper again with Decoupage 
2 CD.
The shape dies inside are my newest ones I 
bought recently.
The corners are Di-namics dies.
I only make these type of cards for family 
members because you couldn't sell them 
because of copyright.

Thank you for your visit.
I'm off to look after my grandchildren who 
are on holiday from school.
Will be round to see your creations later.
I hope you all have a fabulous day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 28 July 2013

EELLIE'S WAYBALOO BIRTHDAY CARD

Hi and good morning to all you talented blog
friends and visitors.
May I say a big welcome to my newest follower
and thank you soooooo much for choosing to
follow my blog.

I do hope you are all having a wonderful
weekend.
We are off to a Barbie this afternoon to celebrate
little Ellie's 2nd Birthday tomorrow.
I have just cooked a Lemon Drizzle Cake to 
take with me.
Now stop drooling Sue P and Sue J, yours is in
the post. lol.

Today I have a card I made for my 
granddaughter to give little Ellie, much on the
lines of the CBeebies one I sent in to hopefully
be shown tomorrow.

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Now the inside.



This is and A4 size card.
I painted the sky and hills with Wisper Pens,
and water.
I cut out the grass with scissors as I don't have
a die that can do this.
I also cut out the clouds by hand as I don't 
have the die to do this too.
Made the paper inside from the Decoupage 2
CD.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 26 July 2013

ELLIE'S BIRTHDAY BESTIES CARD

Hi and good afternoon dear blog friends and
visitors.
May I say a big welcome to my newest follower,
and thank you sooooo much for choosing to 
follow my blog.
THANK You for all your comments on my last
card. 
I really do appreciate every one you make.

Our singing at the nursing home was cancelled
this afternoon, due to the person who booked us
going on holiday and not telling anyone else we
were booked so they had already arranged an 
outing for their residents.
This suited me fine as I have had a very busy
week, and the heat makes me extremely tired.
I don't sleep well at the best of times and this
heat makes it worse. 
Still I mustn't grumble as I know most of you
are enjoying this beautiful weather.

Today I have a card I made for Ellie my 
littlest great granddaughter, it's her Birthday
on Monday and she will be 2 years old.
So when I saw this Besties image I knew I 
had to have it for her.
I hope you like it too.

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Now the inside.



This is and 8x8 size card.
I have used the Dessert Bloom Papers on this.
So sad I'm nearly out of this paper pad, because
I have really loved the papers that were in it.
The image is a Sherri Baldy Besties Image,
coloured in with Promarkers.
I added some pink daisies on a roll that were
in my stash from what I had of my mothers.
Some AB pearls on top.
The sentiment was computer generated.
I coloured my sentiment and the inside verse
with chalk as I haven't got and orange distress
ink.

Thank you again for your visit.
Will be round your blogs shortly to comment.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Floral Frenzies.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

TWISTED EASEL CARD

Hi and good evening dear and talented blog
friends and visitors to my blog.

THANK YOU for all your super comments on my  last card.
I am glad you all liked it so much, it means a 
great deal to me having you visit me, and  I love
reading your wonderful comments.

I tried to comment today while looking after 
Ellie with my i pad but I seemed to get in a knot
with the comments, must practice more with it.
 I'm not sure if I will be able to comment 
tomorrow as I have Ellie to look after again,
and tonight I have to make Ellie's Birthday
card, and I am way behind with a few others,
I have to make also.
Friday is also not a good day as I am looking
after my other grandchildren in the morning,
and out singing at a nursing home in the 
afternoon. So hope fully I will be back in 
comment mode again by Saturday. 

Tonight I have a quick card I made for my 
Aunt who lives in Australia. She will be
92 in August.
This is a twisted easel and my first attempt 
at this type of card.

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Now the side view.



This is a 5x5 size card tried to keep it small
and flat because of the postage costs.
The papers used were in a book I bought a 
few months ago at the supermarket, and also
the sentiment and flower were in there too.
Just added some metal butterflies and 
dragonfly from my stash.
The corners were from my  Di-namics 
Corner Dies, and a teardrop circle in the
center as the stopper.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

MUSIC NOTES

Hi and good morning to all you talented crafty
blog friends and visitors.
Thank you sooooooo much for all your 
wonderful comments on my last piece of work.

May I say big welcome to my newest follower
and thank you soooooooooo much for choosing
to follow me.

Well did you all have thunder storms last night ?
We did in Kent and boy I have never seen such lightening before. The rain that followed made
a mess of a lot of the plants in the garden, but
at least it filled the water butt up.

Today I have the other grandson card I 
promised a few days ago.
This grandson attends university, and is
studying to be a musical technician. Or I think
that's what they call it when you get the
sounding right in musicals and concerts.

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Now the inside.



This is another of my shaped cards I bought
at the NEC sadly the last one left of these.
I decorated it with some music paper made
from a picture in my i photo album.
The one end of the fish tail tag I rolled up,
this was and idea from RMG Creations blog.
Thank you Rita.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a really super day.
Not sure if I will be around tomorrow as I 
have Ellie to look after, but I will try.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 21 July 2013

MOLLIE

Hi and good afternoon dear blog friends and
visitors.
Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but as it was a 
cooler day in Kent, so I did a major clean up 
and tidy in my craft room.

I also had to take a faulty Hougie Project Book
back to my local craft shop, because it was faulty.
There were 3 pages missing, and 3 pages 
repeated in it.
While I was there they still had a 50% off 
everything sale, except for CD, so you can't
pass up an offer like that can you. lol.

Thank you for all your comments on my last
card.
I very much appreciate you comments and time
spent visiting my blog.

Today I haven't the other grandson card as
promised, but a card I have made for the
Pink Gems Challenge.

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Now the side view.



I cut the shape card out of a new die I bought
yesterday.
Sorry don't know the name or make of it as it
had no name or make on the wrapping.
I cut out the shape by extending the die over
the edge of the cutting board.
Cautionary tale if using a E-Bosser don't use
it for this type of project as it bends the die.
Luckily it went back okay, so next time I will
use the Grand Calibur, because I know it is
okay for this type of cutting.
I inked my white card all over with Dusty
Concord Distress Ink to make it purple.
I embossed some pearly metallic card and 
cut out the shapes a little smaller, for the base
and top of the  easel.
I used a Pink Gem image colored in with 
Promarkers.
The button in the middle of the bow I 
coloured and glittered to match the card.
Everything else from my stash.

Thank you again for you visit to my humble
blog.
I hope everyone has a super crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges. 
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Anything but Square.
Friday, 19 July 2013

VINTAGE MALE CARD

Good afternoon dear blog friends and visitors.
I hope you all are enjoying our heatwave.
Those that find this weather a problem because
of health issues. May I just say I do hope you are coping okay, and I am sending big hugs to make
you be able to cope with it better.

THANK YOU for all your comments on my last
creation. As you know I really do appreciate any
time spent looking and commenting on my blog.

This afternoon I have a card for another of my
grandsons this one lives in West Wales with his
mother and brother. There is 3years seperating
their ages and their Birthdays are 5 days apart
from each other. The youngest also shares his
Birthday with my youngest great granddaughter.
Will show his card in tomorrow.

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Now the inside.



This is a 8x8 shaped card I bought at the NEC.
I distressed the whole  of the card with Peeled
Paint Distress Ink to change the colour of it.
The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection.
I used some gold mirror board, and the toppers 
were from Kanban.
I applied some buttons from my stash, and the 
lettering I also bought at the Nec.

Thank you again for your visit and time.
I hope you all continue to have a wonderful
crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013

CITRUS COLOURS.

Hi and good afternoon dear blog friends and visitors.
Thank you for all your comments on my last card.
I very much appreciate your visit and comments.

I do hope you are all managing to keep cool in this hot weather we are having.

I decided this morning to make a card for the
Joanna Sheens challenge, citrus colours.
Now I warn you , that you may need sunglasses
to look at this as it's very bright. lol.
So here is my attempt.

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Now the inside.



This is a 8x8 size card.
I have not put a sentiment, or verse inside as it 
was not made for anyone in particular. 
I used my embossing folder that came with my 
E bosser again, but I have used the other side of 
the embossing this time.
The circles are SB Grand Decorative Circles Die.
The corners are Marriane Creatables Corner Die.
The papers used for the flowers, are Dovecraft,
and I used a orange chalk to change their colour.
These were made from the Di-namics Plentyful 
Petals Die.
Buttons from my stash for the centers, some 
lovely orange ribbon I won on a blog hop, and 
some beads I bought on a rope for the corners,
and between the ribbon on the circle.

Thank you again for your visit. 
I do hope you all have a wonderful Thursday
tomorrow.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following 
challenges.
http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/citrus-colours_14.html 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

FOOTBALL RUGBY AND BEER

Good evening to all your craft loving friends and 
visitors.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my bookmark.
It looks like some of you may be making a few
of these, as they are very handy to give to a 
book loving friends, or sell if you do craft fairs.

Tonight I have a quick and flat card because it 
needs posting.
It is for a grandson I don't see very often, and am
not sure what he likes or dislikes.

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Now the inside view.



I couldn't show you a better picture of the inside,
as I forgot and rote in it before taking the photo.
This was an 8x8 design card bought at the NEC.
I have used Papermania Papers, and some sport
and beer die cuts already printed.

Thank you again for your visit.
I really do appreciate it as I know your time is
precious to you, especially this time of year.
 I do hope you all have a very crafty day tomorrow.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Sunday, 14 July 2013

BOOK MARK

Good afternoon dear blog friends and visitors.
I hope you are all having a glorious weekend,
and the weather is being very kind to you.

Thank you for all comments on my last creation.
I very much appreciate everyone that you make.

This afternoon I have a Book Mark that I made
for a challenge entry into a Book Mark Challenge
on a friends blog last year. I realized that it was
before I started my blog so I thought I would
show it on here. Some of you who have also 
followed my friends blog will perhaps recognize 
it.

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I cut out 2 SB Square Swatches out of silver 
card and embossed them with the Enchanted
M- Bossabilities  embossing folder.
Then I glued them together round half of the 
edges.
I then decorated the top with the middle cut
outs of the SB Ornate Cross Die.
This I did by interlacing the pieces together, and glued some of cross edges between. I also made the ornate piece under the button  from the cross pieces too.
I added some pearls and an organza flower
from my stash, and wallah you have a very 
pretty bookmark to give a friend or keep yourself.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have managed to do some crafting
in this hot spell. I am very lucky as I have a 
overhead fan on my ceiling in the craft room.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Friday, 12 July 2013

21st BIRTHDAY CARD , BOX AND CUPCAKES

Good morning dear friends and visitors.
I hope you have all enjoyed the lovely weather
we have had this week so far. Some days it's been 
a bit cloudy here.

Thank you for comments on my last creation.
I do really appreciate every one that you make, as
I know your time is precious to you.

Today I have a Birthday card and box I have just
finished making for my granddaughter.
I am sorry I was not about to comment on your
creations, but I was behind making this card, and
also I have been making icing butterflies to go on
cupcakes for my granddaughter's party.
Will post a photo tomorrow of my cupcakes, just to make Sue J and Sue Ps mouths water. lol.

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Now the inside.



Now the box.



This card is an 8x8 size.
The papers used are from Crafters Companion
Cute Companions CD.
I used the SB Grand Scolloped Ovals and Grand Ovals. SB Parisian Accents, SB Wings of Hope
Butterflies.
I cut out the 21 on my Cricut Machine.
I added some sequin flowers from my stash, and some other flowers from my stash.
Finally I used some AB Pink Pearls from my stash, and also some Cosmic Shimmer Pearly Glue Dots.

Now to my cupcakes.






So this is what I have been working on the last

2 days.

Thank you again for you visit.
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 8 July 2013

VINTAGE BATHING BEAUTIES

Good evening to all you wonderful craft loving
blog friends and visitors.
What a fab weekend, congratulations to Andy for
 that great win. It's about time he won that title.
I do hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather.
Those lovely peeps out there that are not feeling 
well may you soon be feeling fit and healthy again.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my
box.
I really do love to hear what you have to say about
my work, as this is what blogging is all about.

Today I have a card I was asked to make by a
lady in my singing group.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 card.
I have used the papers and image from Joanna
Sheens Victorian Birthdays CD.
I have  distressed the edges of the paper and the flower with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I have added some feathers, pearls, and a heart shaped doily from my stash.
Thank you again for your visit and comments.
I do hope you all have great Tuesday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 
http://hobbyhousechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Vintage. 
http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Summer Days & Holidays
Sunday, 7 July 2013

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY BOX

Good afternoon dear dear blog friends 
and visitors.
I hope you are all enjoying the heatwave.
If it's not sooooooo good where you live, I am so
very sorry that  you are not having this wonderful 
weather.

Thank you for all your comments on my last
card.
I very much appreciate them all.

This afternoon I have the box to go with the
Golden Wedding Anniversary Card.
Will be posting it to Wales tomorrow.

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I have used the same dies I used on the card.

Thank you for your visit and time.
I do hope you all have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/albc-die-ing-for-it.html  
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-93-anything-goes.html 
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Lots of layers
Friday, 5 July 2013

BLACK AND WHITE 18TH BIRTHDAY CARD

Good morning dear blog friends and visitors.
A BIG THANK YOU for taking the time out of 
your busy day to pay my blog a visit.
THANK YOU also for all your comments on my
last card and box.
You are all sooooooo very kind with your wonderful comments.

I was asked to convert one of my cards in my
box of made up cards to an 18th Birthday Daughter card, but as I left no room on the said 
card for all this sentiment, I made a new one 
which is not needed now. So it will go in my box
with the others, maybe one day someone will
need it.
So here is what I have been working on.

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Now the inside.



This card is an 8x8 size card.
I used my embossing folder that came with the
E-Bosser again as I love this as it's an A4 size,
so no matching up.
I used SB Grand Decorative Circles, and SB Grand Circles.
SB Flower Corner Die and some black flower
gems from my stash.
The hat pin I made a while ago.
The butterflies on the front I bought at the Nec,
as they were reduced in price.
The inside butterfly is a SB Fanciful Flights Die.
Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a fabulous Friday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/anything-goes.html 
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Anything goes.
Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WHITE ON WHITE WEDDING CARD AND BOX

Good morning to all my lovely blog friends and
visitors.
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO much for your
fabulous comments on my last creation.

I do hope the weather is being kind to you all
where ever you may live. 
If the weather is being horrible for you at this
present time, I am sending big hugs and smiles
to cheer you up, and chase the clouds and rain 
away.

Sorry I have been missing in action on Tuesday,
but I was asked to look after my 2 little great
granddaughters.
I was also asked on Monday evening to make a
wedding card for my granddaughter's friend who
is getting married on Thursday. Just like my 
granddaughter to leave it to the last minute.
Here is what I managed to create in a hurry.

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Now the inside.

 


Now the box.

 


This is an 8x8 card with a box to match.
I embossed my Centura Snow White Card with
the embossing folder I got with my E-Bosser.
I made the double horseshoes with the Glitter
Girls Celebrations Embossing Board.
Carnations from WOC, pearls from my stash.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me,
and leave your comments.
Will be around to look at what you all have been
creating today,  as long as I'm not called to
babysit again . lol.
Have a wonderful and crafty Wednesday.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Monday, 1 July 2013

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Good evening dear blog friends and visitors.
I do hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.
The weather has been glorious today.
I helped a friend in my singing group sell raffle
tickets at her local fete today.

THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments
on my last creation.
I love to read each and everyone, and get your
feed back on my work.

Tonight I have a Golden Wedding Anniversary
card for my sister and her husband. Who will be
celebrating this in the middle of July.
I ran out of my Centura Snow White Pearl A3
card while making this, so I will have to wait for
my replenishment stock to arrive before I can make the box to match.

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Now the inside.



This an 8x8 card.
Matted with gold vellum paper I bought a long
time ago, then I embossed the Centura Pearl
with my embossing folder that came with my
E- Bosser.
I embossed and cut 3 Special Touch Mask Doilies.
I die cut my Di-Namics Dizzy Doily 6 times
and cut it in half to go round the edges of the
other doily.
I die cut another Dizzy Doily for the front, and a
lacy circle for the sentiment.
I die cut 24 Marriane Creatables Corner 12 in
white and 12 in gold, and glued the white to 
the gold so only the edges show gold.
The flowers are SB Anemone Die.
The foliage is SB Foliage 2.
Pearls and hearts from my stash.
Sorry this is so long winded an explanation of 
how I built up this card.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a super Monday, and
manage to slot some craft into your day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/albc-die-ing-for-it.html