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.

Saturday 4 January 2014


Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
Well I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas,
and the New Year is starting to be a really great one for all of you.
Sorry I have been missing again, but I have had
family staying for a few days.

Thank you for all your wonderful support of my
blog and the really great comments you make on
my work.

I have had a date for my op it is the 23rd of Jan.
So now I must get my skates on and make some
Birthday cards for my grandchildren this month,
and I have a commission to do for Feb, so that 
will have to be done before my op.
So here is a start, with my eldest granddaughters.


Now the inside.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
I didn't have any brown A3 card to make this, so
I improvised by rubbing a bronze metallic rub ons
onto the edges of the black card to make it look
I copied some of my Heartfelt Burst of Splendor 
paper onto white card.
Now this wasn't the colour I wanted so I distressed
the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink, and I also
did the same to the middle of the paper to give it
a more bronze look.
Then I used my bronze rub ons again all over the 
paper and the edges. 
This doesn't show up very well in the picture,
unfortunately as it looks really fab.
The flower is one I made with the Heartfelt 
Sunkissed Fleur Die, and the Ivy is a Creative
Expressions Stamp coloured in with water colour
pencils, and cut out.

Thank you again for your visit, and time.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Sarah said...

Fabulous, as usual, Jenny!! Gorgeous colour combination too. Glad that you have a date for your op xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Happy New Year!
Gorgeous card. The ivy is stunning as is the technique to get the colour you wanted. I got the Sun kissed Fleur with some of my Christmas money and can't wait to play with it.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, So glad you have eventually got a date for your op, and hopefully you can get all your cards sorted beforehand.
Your card for your Grand-daughter is lovely, and I love how you have accomplished the colourings you wanted, great idea, and you have lots of patience to stamp and cut out all the gorgeous ivy, really fabulous, she will love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Jenny, hope all goes well for you in 2014 especially the eye operation
Beautiful card, love all you have done on it
Happy Crafting

Patricia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Happy New Year to you Jenny, I hope 2014 will be a kinder year for you, especially your health.

Lovely birthday card, beautiful dies and colours, take care, hugs Kate x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great colours. Hope the Op goes well, it is on my Birthday.

Kath x

Sue said...

Happy New Year Jenny.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the colours, fabulous design and the flower and ivy leaves look beautiful.
I am pleased you have a date for you operation, I hope it all goes well.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

Jenny that's good that you have got a date for your op, my friend has just cone round after her op which lasted 6hours instead of 5. It will be a while before if they know if it had worked. Your card is another gorgeous one, you put so much work into your cards. I have just completed the scrapbook picture it was easier than I thought it would be, so I just hope they like it. Hope this weather hasn't been causing you to many problems. Hazel xx

scrappymo! said...

So glad to hear that you are booked for your operation. That is quite fast compared to Canada's wait lists too!
Take care as i know you are trying to get many things done before your op...but take care for you too!
Your card is gorgeous...she is going to love this one. So shimmery and lovely with that metallic patina you have created.

Irene said...

Just beautiful Jenny all golden delicious, and your attention to detail is amazing.
Hope all goes well with the op.

Marie-Louise said...

Another great card Jenny.

Алексровер Анна said...

Dear Jenny! Happy New Year! Wonderful bright card with so soft colors! Wish you a lot of sunny days full of happiness and creativity! Thank you for warmest words on my blog!!!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jenny, glad you have a date for your op now :) Love the card, great colours! Carole Z X

Sue said...

Hi my lovely fairy godmother! you finally got your op date, will be thinking about you so much but you'll be great!!! Card is fantastic lots of huggles from us all here and sloppies from Olliebobs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MaryH said...

You do such amazing cards! I love the way you've used these dies to make such a splendid flower. Very imaginative. Also enjoyed reading your adaptation of the papers to make it into the colors you needed for your color scheme. It was fabulous! Your grdtr is going to be bowled over! Good luck in your upcoming surgery, and when you are able, let us know how you are faring. TFS, plenty pre-op hugs, and Happy New Year!

Алексровер Анна said...

Yes, Jenny, here, in Russia we celebrate Christmas on the 7 January:) because our Orthodox Church lives in the Julian calendar! But thank you very much for your congratulations!!!!!!

Karen Petitt said...

Jenny this is so stunning. As David Dickinson says a 'real bobby dazzler'. A truly beautiful card, I love every little thing about it - fabulous! xx