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.

Wednesday 27 March 2013


Hello dear blog friends and visitors.
I am so sorry I have been away for such a long time.
I needed to catch up on my housework that went all haywire over 
the past few weeks.
I also had to go back to Wales as I had booked to go to the NEC
Stitch and Craft Show with my sister who lives there.
I bought some lovely goodies while I was there.
We visited on the Sunday and as you all may know the weather
was not very kind to us.
I really enjoyed the day despite the weather as it was my first
visit to one of these shows, I do hope it won't be my last as I 
spent far tooooooooo much money as you do. lol.

THANK YOU for all your wonderful wishes and comments.
I very much appreciate every one that you make.
I am still suffering with this problem I have got in the top of my
spine. The pain has now gone but I'm left with a great deal of
numbness in my left finger tips. Luckily it doesn't affect my 
crafting only my typing, good job I don't do that for a living. lol.
I know some of you might think this is carpel tunnel syndrome,
but I had that op 5 years ago.
Well that's enough of my probs there are peeps a lot worse off
than me.

Today I have a card I made for my daughter's partner.
As soon as I saw this image I knew it was for him as we call
him the king of barbecues, as he make such good food for it.

Click to enlarge.

Now the inside.

The digi image was a Mo Manning one coloured in with 
Promarkers, Flexmarkers, and Tria Markers.
The papers used were a combination of Kaisercraft, Dovecraft,
and Papermania.
I used the Grand Scolloped Squares Die, Di-namics Rounded
Banners Die, Di-namics Stars Die, Di-namics Corner Die and
the Grand Square Die.

Thank you again for your visit and patience with my blog.
I do hope you are all keeping well, with this nasty cold weather
we have been having.
I now need a mortgage to pay my electric bill as I am all 
electric. lol.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Oksana said...

Hi Jenny. Glad you had a good time at the NEC. Such a great image on your card today!xx

Hazel said...

Jenny nice to have you back, and with a great card too. Jenny have you ever tried taking magnesium tablets for the numbness in your fingers it's just that I started taking it last year before I started all my chemo treatments as my boss who is a pain consultant was telli g me that they were having great results with stopping chemo patients losing feeling in their fingers and toes, I never lost any feeling and got no numbness. I still take magnesium and calcium tablets every day. I am not saying it would work for you but I am just saying what they did for me. Hazel

P.S. we all booked up for Novembers NEC.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jenny and welcome back, it's lovely to see you here.

Youv'e made a terrific card, fabulous image and so well coloured and designed. Thank goodness your hand condition doesn't stop you crafting. Sorry to here you have this problem, I too have painful hand and fingers but that's athritis, I hope you can get it sorted out. I too would have though of carpel tunnel, butyour right that is usually tingling not so much numbness. Anyway, you take care, kate x

Christine Harrop said...

Nice to have you back Jenny. Great card - if only it actually was BBQ weather. My nephew and his children are coming her during the Easter break. This will be third year they have come down at Easter - the last two times we were outside with BBQ's! The way things are going her they might be building snowmen this year!!! love from Christine xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Jenny. Such a great image and the papers and layout are fabulous.
Nice to see you back.
Take care
Hugs Sue xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jenny, good to see you back and glad you had a good time at the NEC despite the weather! Love your fun guy card! Carole Z xx

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Jenny, so very pleased to see you posting. Your card is great, exactly fitting. Great use of your dies and love your colours. I have to flex my fingers and wrists to prevent the numbness, ideally before I drop something. We have had to switch our heating on for most of the day, don't want to think of the bill. xx Flora

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card Jenny.

Sue said...

Hi my fairy godmother how lovely to see you post!!! I have missed you and your gorgeous cards hun..I'm glad you had a great time at the NEC and got lots of goodies ..this card is really great huggles hun Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anneke said...

such a cute men,s card this is.
greetings from Ann

Rita said...

Hello Jenny, I missed you too. So its lovely to see you back and with such a Great card too. Sorry to hear about your problem, sounds painful. DH had the carpel tunnel op about 12 weeks ago and he says its not helped at all, so he won't be getting the right hand done. Take Care. Hugs Rita xx

Planetsusie said...

Yay you are back my little blog bud! Ignore my email re your arm, the penny has just dropped! I love your card and it is one of those that made me giggle! Just a super image and obviously so apt! Love your papers and the embellishments - great design altogether.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Patricia said...

Trying once more to get this to post
Love your card great image, colouring and layout.
Do not think we have quite the weather here for an Easter BBQ. You never know what Sunday might bring................!!!!

Patricia xx

melanie said...

Stunning card can`t wait for summer ,Happy easter .Melanie