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. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. 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.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

The Wedding Box

Hi everyone if my post went out yesterday okay this is my 2nd posting. It's Tuesday morning and just my 2nd day at this.
Before I get to my card today I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Lindyloo for showcasing my cards so often on her web site, and also her encouragement to start this blog.
I would also like to thank Pops for her suggestion on starting a blog too.
My card today is a box I made for my Granddaughter's Wedding Book which I made for her mother to give her. I'm not sure how to upload multiple pics on one posting so I will post the card book on a later posting. Perhaps somebody can advise me about multiple pics.
The box is made with Crafters Companion A3 ivory pearlised card. I worked out the size to fit and 8x8 card myself and then marked the markings on my A3 cutting mat. Then I used some lovely pearlised paper form my local craft shop. I cut out the Spellbinders Parisian corners to go all around the box. Then I added some ivory lace I cut into small pieces with ivory pearls on top. I also used some little organza roses that come on a roll and put ivory pearls on the top. The lace and the organza roses came from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ivory pearls from E bay. I used the Spellbinders Parisian round motifs and scolloped circles for the center and distressed with victorian velvet distress ink.
I hope you like it. Thank you for visiting me and giving me your comments.
Before I go I would like to quote a saying out of my little Thank You Book
One can never pay
in gratitude; one can
only pay in "kind"
somewhere else in life.
by Ann Morrow Lindenburgh


Christine Harrop said...

Hi Jenny,
I can't wait to see the wedding book now because the box is beautiful. I added a second picture and it was quite easy. Once you have added the first one, move your cursor down and just repeat the process i.e. click on "Insert Image" and away you go again. Listen to the expert after only a week!!! There may well be a better way that our experienced blog friends would know, but to me that was easy and worked.
Have a good day. Love from Christine xx

Patricia said...

Wow! if that`s the box I can`t wait to see the "Book"
Congratulations on starting your Blog, it really is great fun once you get going.

I started my blog a couple of months ago but I really, really struggle I am hopeless on the computer. I just wish I had someone who could come to show me what to do.
Good luck, I will be back


Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
you must have been visiting me at the same time I was visiting you. Thanks for the info, I suddenly worked it out for myself last night. Could not get the time shedule to work though, and I've noticed the time is set wrong, and that darn join a site button I tried to get that going too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Patricia,
thank you for your lovely comments, and visiting my blog. I will visit yours. Im not very good with computers either a total mine field. I had so much trouble yesterday and the design is frustrating me. My hubby thinks it's because I'm on a mac machine, so we started using Safari and that helped a little.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, WOW congratulations on your new Blogsite, have just left comment for Sue and was meandering down the comments and came across your comment saying you had just set up your new Blog so I popped over. I wasn't disappointed..... The box is exquisite, Jenny, can't wait for the book now. I absolutely adore the lace shapes you have, they definitely complement the spellbinders die-cuts, absolutely beautiful. Keep up the good work, and thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us all. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jenny, just to reiterate Patricia's! What a beautiful box...looking forward to the book! Have a lovely day, sadly I'm in work! Carole Z X

Jenny L said...

Hi Patricia,
thank you for your lovely comment and visiting my blog. I am not very good at the computer side find it very frustrating, but am learning all the time. I need my technical wizard. Linda Burrows, and also Christine Harrop to advise me.
Lots of craft love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Carole,
thank you for your comment. Have a great day at work.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarah said...

Stunning box Jenny! Love the colours and the design! I am now the most resent follower of your blog. Have a great day!

Sarah x

Christine Hussey said...

Well Jenny, what can I say that hasn't already been said. Your box is absolutely stunning and I too am looking forward to seeing the book! A beautiful unique creation and what a wonderful gift for your Granddaughter. Hope you are having a lovely day.
Hugs Christine H x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
thank you so much for your lovely comment., and welcome to my blog. I,m glad you liked it. Because I had a problem and basically don't know what I'm doing. The book card got put under the box, so if you would like to see the book and get a little tip of how to make a pearly button embellishment for your bows then scroll down a little further if you have time.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
thank you for your lovely comment. Because I don't know what I'm doing the book card got put under the box. So if you would like to see it just scroll down a bit further. I have put a tip on there of hoe to make a pearly button thing to go in the middle of your bows. If you have the time to look.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello sweetie I am here at last.
My apologies for taking so long to get back to blogging, I seem to have so little time to sit on my laptop at the moment. Anyway, this isn't about me.
I loved this when you kindly sent me the picture a while ago. Stunning workmanship and such a beautiful creation that will be treasured always I am certain.
Thank you for your kind reference to me and also my blog. I am just so glad that I was able to help you in some small way as others have in turn helped me. The wonderful Sue Wilson and Dena Concienne were the push behind my blog and so all I have done is 'Paid forward' their kindness.
Keep up the good work. Big hugs and congrats Linda xx