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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, 30 September 2013

RED CHRISTMAS CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving 
friends and visitors.
I do hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.

Thank you for all your comments on my last
card. I am so glad you all liked it so much.

Well I got my thinking cap on again for this
creation.
I hope you like it, and the colours come out on
your computer as vibrant as mine.
The red card I used was from a batch I bought
from Lidls supermarket thanks to Mrs Ducks
info on it. So thank you Mrs Duck for pointing
me to this fab buy.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8"x8" size card.
The papers I used were from a Robert Addams
Christmas CD.
I remembered a couple of years ago on C and C
Chloe showing a beautiful card with  this 
pleating technic, so I thought I would have a go.
My shape is different to the one shown on 
C and C, but that's where I got the idea.
I did this with a Hougie Board.
I decided to stamp and heat emboss the Grand
Circle I had cut out.
I added a Pink Gem Calender to the center,
and inside.
I also stamped the verse inside too.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 28 September 2013

A LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE NO AND A CARD FROM A BLOG FRIEND

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
Well another weekend is here already, my how time is marching on to the C time of year.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog,
and making such great comments on my work.

Coffee morning was a success we raised over
£200 pounds for the Macmillen Nurses.

My card today is one I made quite quickly last
night for one of my granddaughters who has 
just passed her test.

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Now the inside.



This is a 4"x4" size card.
I matted the card with some black card.
I then cut out 16 Spellbinders Parisian Corner
Die pieces, and glued 4 of them back to back,
to create the squares you see.
I put 4 on this card, then added some black
pearls from my stash.
I added a congratulations banner, and did my 
usual inside.
I do hope you like this as I love the all different
designs it makes on the card.

Now I have a lovely card sent to me by my
lovely and wonderful little blogging matey
Sue J or Olliesmam. She sent me this beautiful
card and some lovely stamped images to colour.
Thank you SOOOOOOOOO! much Sue.


She does some lovely work so if your interested
please make her a visit, if your not already one
of her lovely followers.
http://olliesmam.blogspot.co.uk

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a wonderful crafty
weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Thursday, 26 September 2013

FOLDED PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE

H i and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.

Thank you soooooo! much for all your lovely
comments on my little box of cards.
Now I have made a mistake silly me and forgot
the envelopes, typical of me, so I now have the 
task to make the envelopes to fit the cards, as I
don't have that size in my stash.

Well I have been quite busy today with baking
for the Macmillen  coffee morning tomorrow,
and looking after my great grandchildren for
a couple of hours this afternoon.

Yesterday I made a mistake with one of the 
challenges I entered.
I got the wrong end of the stick as usual.
The Frugal Christmas Card challenge was
supposed to be a Christmas card made out of
something that isn't already a Christmas image,
or die or such like. You can use Christmas 
paper and a sentiment, but he embllishment
or Christmas item should be made out of
something that is not Christmas.
So here is what I decided to make.

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This is a 5"x5" size card.
I coloured the edges with a promarker.
I embossed the dark green card with the 
Special Touch Mica Mask Ivy Background,
but I used the other side of it this time, because
I thought it looked a bit like holly.
I then cut my Christmas paper into 2" /2" and a
half, and 3" squares. I used the 3" square twice
on the bottom of the tree.
I then folded it like you would tea bag folding.
glued them all together and added some very 
small buttons and a ribbon.
I hope you like my idea, the tree folds fairly 
flat for posting..

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

I would like to enter this onto the following challenges.
http://thecraftylaydee.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-frugal-christmas-card-competition.html 
http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk/ 
 September 2013 Rudolph Day.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS BOX AND CARDS

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

May I say a big welcome to my latest follower,
and thank you for becoming a follower, and I
hope you like what you see, and return many 
times.

Thank you every one for your wonderful
comments on my snippets cards.

I am on a roll now and decided to make a small
box and 6 small Christmas cards to go inside.
All out of snippets from my other cards I have 
made.
Now those of you that know my work know I
find it very hard to do minimal. lol.
Well wallah I think I have managed it this 
time. lol.

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This little set is just under 4 inches square.
The Christmas Tree Die was a freebie with a
crafting magazine.
I embossed  the front of my cards with the 
Special Touch Mica Mask Ivy Background.
Now I don't think this looks like ivy at all, 
more like small leaves.
Added a gold Christmas peel off and wallah
a quick and easy project.
I also stamped a little Christmas verse inside
with gold pigment ink, but I forgot to 
photograph it.  Too eager to show you peeps.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all managing to craft lots! and lots!
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Snippets Playground Wk 91

http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk/ 
September 2013 Rudolph Day
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

ANOTHER SNIPPETS CARD

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

Thank you for your visit and comments, I very much appreciate every one you make.

The weather here in the East of Kent has been 
like summer again for the last 4 days.
 I do hope you are all experiencing the same 
heat wave where ever you live.

I have another snippets card to show you.
I am really getting into the swing of using up
all my left over bits from other card or projects
I have made.

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This is a 6x6 size card.
I made it with left over pieces of paper from
another project.
The actual card was left over from another card
I made, and the die cuts were cut out and not
used on a project. Even the ribbon was left 
from another card.

Thank you again for your visit.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into  this challenge.
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/
Snippets Playground Wk 91.

SNIPPETS EASEL CARD

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

Thank you soooooo much for your visit and
wonderful comments.

Today I am joining in with a challenge I have never entered before.
The challenge is to use up snippets of left over
paper or card from other cards you have made.
So here is my attempt, I made this card mainly
with bits left over from a previous cards, the only 
thing that I haven't used before is the gold doily. 

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The card is a 6x6 size.
I made the card from bits of card left over 
from my Holly Fairy Card.
Even the card it's self was the left over bit.
I had to join the paper as it wasn't big enough
so I put some ribbon down the join.
I think this idea of using up your bits from left
over projects is fab.

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

I would like to enter this into the following
challenge. 
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Snippets Playground Wk 91

Monday, 23 September 2013

NEW HOME CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope you have all had a fab weekend.
Well it's the start of  another new week.

Thank you for all your kind  words on my last
card and box.
It really boosts my confidence to know you 
like my work.

My daughter moved house this weekend so
I made this card for her, and her partner.
I do like how this one turned out.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 size card.
The paper was a freebie from a craft magazine,
a few years ago. I just copied it so I had 3 sheets
for my card.
I punched out 4 Martha Stewart round doilies
with her circle punch.
I distress inked the edges with Spun Sugar and
Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.
I distress inked the flowers too and added some
pearls.
The sentiment and saying in the middle were
from a paper stack magazine I bought.

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

Sunday, 22 September 2013

21st BIRTHDAY CARD AND BOX

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope your weekend is going well, and that
you are all feeling okay.

Thank you for the comments on my shopping
bag.

I have a card and box I was asked to make for
a lady that contacted me, she was so impressed
with my blog that she wanted me to make a 
card and box for her Sons 21st Birthday.
She said he was a fan of anything vintage.
So this is what I came up with.

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Now the inside.



The box.



This is a 8x8 size card and box to fit.
I distress inked the white card with Antique 
Linen Distress Ink to make it look vintage.
I matted with kraft card, and then cut out my
Grand Labels 1with gold mirri.
I then cut out the slightly smaller size in white
thin card and distressed this with Tea Die 
Distress Ink.
I then randomly stamped vintage images all
over to make it look like bought paper.
I added a computer sentiment to the  Nesting
Labels 1.
Finished my card off  with a Kanban Vintage
Topper, and some buttons from my stash.
The box I made to match with doubled up
card to make the box stronger , and then
decorated it to match.
The lady in question was very pleased with
the result.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 21 September 2013

DECORATED SHOPPING BAG

Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends
and visitors.
Well the weekend is here again, I do hope you
all have a fab weekend.
Those of you out there not feeling too well, I do 
sincerely hope you will soon be feeling better.

Thank you for all your comments on my last
card.
You know I very much appreciate your visits.

I have a little decorated shopping bag for you
today. I buy these plain shopping bags  at my 
local library and decorate them.
I do hope you like it.

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I glued some lovely silk pansies to the bag,
and added some stickles , and stones to the
center of the flowers.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you find some time in your busy,
weekend to craft.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.


 
Friday, 20 September 2013

HOLLY FAIRY CHRISTMAS CARD

Hi and welcome dear craft loving friends and
visitors.
Thank you for your comments on my last
creation.
I really love to read everything you have to
say.
Well it's nearly the weekend again, time is
marching on, and it will soon be Christmas. lol.

My card is made with  freebie images  from
the Debbie Moore crafting magazine I bought
last year.

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Now the inside.





This is an8x8 size card.
The images are as I stated earlier.
The paper I made by copying the paper that
came with the fairy image onto photographic
paper, so I had 3 of them.
I glued the images onto card and put a gold pen
around the edges.
I distressed the edge of white card with a gold 
pigment ink and a sponge to give it an old gold
look to it.
I freehand cut out the shapes inside to match
the front shape.

Thank you again for your visit, for I know 
everyone has other blogs to visit.
Keep crafting.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

JOSH AND PUPPY

Hi and welcome to my blog dear craft friends
and visitors.
We are mid week already my how time does fly.

I do hope you are feeling fine and bushy tailed
so to speak.
For those who are not feeling so good here's 
hoping you will soon be feeling better.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my
Origami Box.
When I looked on Patricia Summerhouses blog
at hers I thought mine didn't look so good.
Will try and improve the next time I make one.

Now I have a card I made for the Pink Gem 
challenge, this week.

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Now the inside.



Sorry about the wonky picture I seem to be 
holding my camera wonky these days, well
that's me all over. lol.
The card is an 8x8 size.
I used a Pink Gem digi image Josh and Puppy.
Coloured in with Promarkers.
I think I should mention this image doesn't 
come with a spotty dog it's my idea to make 
him spotty.
I coloured this in quite a while ago and it's 
been sitting waiting patiently to be used.lol.
The papers are from a book of papers I bought
at the supermarket.
Embellishments from my stash.
No die s were harmed  in the making of this 
card. lol.

Thank you again for your visit.
Keep crafting.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
2 images.
Sunday, 15 September 2013

MY VERSION OF THE ORIGAMI BOX

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
If you are a visitor please leave a comment so I know you have called, and maybe if you have 
a blog I can call on you in return.

Welcome to my newest follower, and thank you
for choosing to follow me.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on
the wedding box and card.
I very much appreciate everyone that you make.

Today I have my version of the origami box 
that was shown on few of my blog friends blogs.
The tutorial for this can be found Here.

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I have used double sided 12x12 thin card.
The smallest of the Spellbinders Grand 
Scolloped Squares, and some other Square Dies
for the layering.
I added some lace, butterflies, flower stones,
organza ribbon, ribbon roses, and a paper rose
to the top.
Thank you sooooooo much Sue P  for helping
 me with the Here button. 

Thank you again, all of you for sparing your
time to visit my blog.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Thursday, 12 September 2013

WEDDING CARD AND BOX

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I hope everyone out there is having a great week.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on
my 2nd Christmas card.
I do love to read them all.

I finished the wedding card and box today.
So here it is.

This is the box.

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  This is the card.





This is a 8x8 size card and box to fit.
I doubled up the A3 card again to stengthen
the box.
I rand out of Centura Pearl card for the box,
so it's plain card with ivory pearlised card I
found in my stash, for the die cuts.
The same goes for the card.
I embossed the pearlised card and then got to
work on the die cuts.
I added some lacy material in the center of the round die cut.
I have used this design before,but it was slightly
different.
I do hope you like it.

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

Iwould like to enter this into the following 
challenges.
http://ideastoinspire.blogspot.co.uk
 /p/challenge.html 
Ribbons and Lace.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-286-hip-to-be-square.html 
Wednesday, 11 September 2013

CHRISTMAS CARD NO 2

Hi and welcome dear friends and visitors to my
blog.
I hope you like my work and continue to call
again.
For my great blog friends that continually,
visit me thank you soooooo much for your 
support it means a great deal to me.
I do try and visit you too if you have a blog so
if I miss anyone out forgive me.

I have been looking after Ellie this morning,
and wasn't very well this afternoon.
I have a rush wedding card to make so if I don't
get round to your blogs today I promise I will
be round shortly.

Here is my second Christmas card I have made.
I hope you like it.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 card .
I made the backing paper with a snow flake,
and Happy Christmas stamp on copier paper.
Using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
The digi image is from Pink Gems pre coloured.
I just added some stickles.
The doily is a Martha Stewart Deco Shell punch.
I added a homemade blue pin to my lacy ribbon.
The sentiment inside is a stamp too.
The snowflakes are a Marriane Die, and I 
added some holographic confetti to the centers. 

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you are all keeping well.
For those that are not here's hoping you will
soon be feeling better.
 Big crafty hugs on there way.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
 http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Use a Doily and a Pin.  
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk
/2013/09/lacy-sunshine-challenge-16-dies-andor.html?m=1 
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-180-and-design-team-call.html?m=1 Use a digi.
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk
/2013/09/challenge-13-anything-goes.html 
Tuesday, 10 September 2013

CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET

Hi and welcome to all my craft loving friends
and visitors.
Well we have had a nice drop of rain for a 
change here.
So Olliesmam don't send your Olliekins here
as I stated. lol.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments
on my work.
I really do appreciate them, and your time spent
visiting me.

Here is a card I made for my Uncles Birthday.
He very much enjoys watching cricket, as my
Dad his brother used to.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 size card.
The papers used are Papermania  Capsule
Collection by Anna Higgins, and Forever
Friends Retro Collection.
The image was a decoupage sheet bought at
my local craft store, and I decoupaged the
cricketer. 
The letter spelling uncle are Dawn Bibby
cork ones.
I used a lovely glass dew drop with a beautiful
butterfly on the side too.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you are all having a wonderful day,
and can spare some time to craft.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following
challenges.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Use a butterfly in your creation.
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/whimsy-stamps-challenge-blog-challenge.html 
Challenge 63 Masculine. 
Monday, 9 September 2013

ANNIVERSARY CARD

Hi and welcome dear blog friends and visitors.
Well it's a start to another new week.
I do hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
On Sunday I was busy in the garden getting
all scraggly summer bedding thrown into the 
compost bin, and planting bulbs and winter 
pansies
So now I have one awful back ache, it's all 
those muscles you don't use, until you do the
gardening.lol.

Thank you for your wonderful comments on
my last card.
I really am sooooooo grateful you take the
time to visit me.

My card is one that took me a while as I 
couldn't quite get the look I wanted.
So I put it on a back burner so to speak, and
then late Sunday afternoon it all came together.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
My Son and his wife celebrate their anniversary
today and have spent the weekend in Paris.
So this is what I came up with.

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Now the inside.



This is an 8x8 size card.
I made the paper by distressing it with Antique 
Linen Distress Ink, then I stamped the patterns
all over the paper with Creative Expressions
Stamp called Ivy. In this stamp set you get 
Ivy and the a lovely scrolled corner stamp,
which I used for this. I also used the Creative
Expressions Carte Postale stamp of the Eifeel
Tower.
The image is a Mo Manning one coloured in
with Promarkers.
I added some black lace, which I cut up and
used in the corners.
Some Organza Roses and some pearls from my stash .
I used some lacy material behind the image, and
for the bow. This was given to me by my 
wonderful blog friend Sue P, and I got the idea
for the bow on Sue Js blog.

Thank you again for your visit.
I'm off the the hospital with DH today, and then
it's singing parctice this afternoon.
So I will visit you all in the evening.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
Saturday, 7 September 2013

PEACOCK

Hi and welcome to my blog all my crafty friends
and visitors.
Thank you soooooo much for all comments, and
taking the time to visit me.
I really do appreciate every person that makes
a comment, and I love reading them.
I so love being part of this crafting community.

 Well we had half an hours rain today, not enough
to fill a washing up bowl. lol.
So keep dancing Christine, I'll buy you new
dancing pumps when they wear out. lol.

I now have my cable lade through the loft to
get me on the internet again in my craft room.
So I'm a happy bunny again, as the dinning 
chair gave me a dead leg, and I had to keep
getting up and walking around.

I have an old card again to show you that I 
have never shown before, at least I don't think
I have. lol.

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This is an image form a CD and I glued and
glittered it.
Then I put an acetate wrap over it.

Thank you again for your visit.
I do hope you all have a great weekend.
Keep crafting.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Friday, 6 September 2013

QUICK EASEL CARD

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loveing
friends and visitors.
I do hope you all feeling okay and to anyone who
is under the weather or in pain big crafty hugs
being sent your way.
Here's hoping you will soon be feeling fine.

Well this week has gone really quickly again.
Thank crunchie it's Friday as the advert used to say.
 Mmmmmmmm I love chocolate so you can see
why I remembered that advert.

I have a quick card today that I have never shown
at least I don't think I have, but the old brain is
getting a little forgetful now so forgive me if I 
have.

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I used the Cupcake CD Floral Delights for the
paper.
The butterfly is  a Spellbinders Die with added 
gems.
The shape is layers of Spellbinders Labels 24
layered up.
In hindsight I should have used a better 
sentiment shape instead of the peel offs,
but we all learn from our mistakes.

Thank you again for your visit.
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday.
Keep crafting.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.
 
Tuesday, 3 September 2013

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD THIS YEAR

Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I hope your week has started off really good
so far.

Thank you again for all your wonderful 
comments on my last creation.
I am ever so happy you like it even though
I have shown you so many of the same style
card and box.

I have visited sooooo many blogs that have
made Christmas cards, so I thought it was
about time I made an effort. lol.

So hear is my very first of many I hope.
I made a similar one last year and liked the 
design soooooo much I decided to make 
another one in a different colour.

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THE INSIDE.


This is my usual 8x8 size made from A3 card.
The papers are printed off a Robert Addams
CD.
The December image is a precoloured one
from Pink Gems.
I have added some crochet cotton lace from
my stash.
Some black stones also from my stash, and
some wooden Christmas trees I bought in
B and Q quite a few years ago.
Oh and a little bell on a piece of gold elastic. 

Thank you again for your time and visit.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.
Monday, 2 September 2013

BABY BOY BOOK AND BOX

Hi and welcome to my blog, all my craft loving
friends and visitors.
I do hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.

Thank you soooooooo much for all your 
comments on my last creation.
I very much appreciate your visit, and time
spent visiting me as I know time is precious
to all of us.

Warning this post is very photo heavy. lol.

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THE BACK OF THE BOOK


THE INSIDE






THE FIRST PAGE.


SECOND PAGE.


THE BOX.


I know you have seen these a few times before ,     but they all are just slightly different.                      
This is a 6x6 size card book and box.                      
Will be posting this to Wales today, and this           
completes the six I had to make for my sister's       
granddaughters.                                                       
Hopefully none of the other of her 
grandchildren get pregnant again soon, as I am
a little fed up of making these now. lol.

Thank you again for your visit.
Sending big hugs to those of you in need of
one if your not feeling up to scratch.
Sorry about the text not being right blogger  is
playing up today. It looks okay when I write it,
but one the one going out to you it is playing 
up.
I do hope you all have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.