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.

Sunday 30 March 2014


Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors. 
Well I'm back form my sisters in Wales.
I had a wonderful time at the NEC and bought lots
of craft goodies that I especially wanted.
I was limited to what I could bring back though
as I have to travel back form Wales by coach, so 
I couldn't bring any of the lovely card they had.
As it was my suitcase weighed a ton.

Today I have an exploding box I made for Mrs A
butterfly challenge, I also used snippets from my
snippets box for the die cuts so I can join the 
playground too.


I used the Cupcakecrafting CD Floral Delights
by Andrew Hull, for the template and flowered
print on the card.
I used a lovely yellow silk flower on top and in
the center. 
The leaves are what I bought at the NEC on a 

I am sorry if I have missed visiting any of you
since coming home, but my top of my spine is
playing up and I am limited to how much typing
I can do till I am in a lot of pain.

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

I would like to enter the following challenges. 
No 4 


Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Jenny. Beautiful colours. That looks like a fantastic cd.

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous box Jenny and the colour is so spring-like! Glad you had a great time with your sister. Hope your back is improving. Love and hugs Christine xx

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Jenny and the colour screams spring!! Glad that you had a good time and it's nice to have you back!! xx

Rita said...

Beautiful box Jenny. Sorry to hear you are in so much pain though. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Jenny,
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, I love it.
I have been making some if these "card in a box" they are great fun.
Sorry to hear your back is playing up. Nothing worse than a sore back.

Patricia xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jenny. I love the wonderful design and beautiful detailing.
I am so sorry to hear about your back. I do hope the pain eases soon.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

Jenny this is brilliant I have been playing making one of these as big sister has called it "card in a box" she was showing me how it all went together etc. hope your back feels better soon, it's my leg that's sore, collie at work ran into me boy did it hurt. Take care, Hazel xx

Алексровер Анна said...

Dear Jenny! Your new creation looks wonderful!!! The palette of early spring! It is great that you have bought many goodies! I feel I need to buy some scrapgoodies too, as a therapy :)))

Алексровер Анна said...

And Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful. What fun it is. I can just imagine the look on the receivers face when they open it!
Love your colours and the beautiful silk leaves from your NEC ribbon purchase. It is going to be fun to see all the new craft supplies used from this outing!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jenny, sorry to hear that your back is giving pain, I hope it eases for you soon.
Gorgeous make Jenny, looks complicated though, love your beautiful flower on the tpo, but all the images and colours are so lovely, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Hi my wonderful fairy godmother:))) well what do I say about this?? it's an absolute stunner. Hope your taking care of your back and having a wonderful mother's day..lots of huggles from the 'J' household xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MaryH said...

So glad to hear you had a fun time in Wales & got some nifty new stash. I can just picture you traveling through the beautiful countryside on a train (as I see in the British movies..looks so fun). This box is simply amazing. Gorgeous bright color, the sparkling jewels, pretty flowers. A true breath of spring, and perfect for the Butterfly challenge. Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Hugs & Happy Sunday. And Happy Mother's Day to you as well. Just read on another blog that it was Mother's Day, UK time. USA is next month.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
So sorry to hear about your back. Hope it feels better soon.
Wonderful box. The flowers are beautiful. Are those leaves on a ribbon you pull the thread on and it makes a flower? Saw a lady demoing with them and they looked lovely.
Take care.
Ang x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic, love it, fabulous flower and love the stamped image.
Hope you feel better soon.

Kath x

Crafty Lark said...

Fabulous box Jenny, such pretty colours. Sorry to hear your back is playing up, going to have to call it a night myself as my shoulder is a total pain. xx Flora

Carole Z said...

Hi Jenny, so sorry to hear that you have been in a lot of pain lately, being a back sufferer too I can totally empathise. Your box is gorgeous..I used to make lots of these, for scrapbooking special photos too and actually have had an idea for one in my 'ideas' pile for months! Feel better soon, hugs Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jenny, Lovely to see you back !!
I am so glad you have had a lovely time with your Sister and at the NEC, goodies galore haha.
Your exploding box is really lovely, gorgeous papers and embellies. I have never made one of these boxes, yet.
Here's hoping you get some relief from the pain in your back.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

Morning Jenny, I am glad you had a lovely time at NEC, but sorry to see you have a bad back, there is nothing more miserable, I really hope it soon eases for you.
I love your exploding box, it is lovely and summery, so good luck in the contests.
Take care
Sue xx

Di said...

Gorgeous box Jenny! So bright and cheerful too.

Hope that back eases soon - maybe you overdid it at the NEC? That's where mine kicked off last November. Does that mean Craft Shows should come with a health warning?

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - didn't expect such a rush of little feet into the Playground yesterday!



Irene said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time Jenny, Gorgeous box and such a surprise inside. The papers and images from the CD are stunning.

Planetsusie said...

What a lovely exploding box Jenny me little blogging matey! I really do love the Easter colour you have used as well - really bright and cheery. So glad you enjoyed yourself with your sister but am sorry that you are suffering with your back now - fingers cross that it will soon be better.

Lots of love to you Sue Pxxx

Karen Petitt said...

It's gorgeous Jenny and I am happy you had a lovely time with your sister and at the NEC. Now Miss I do not want you to respond to this - please, please rest and then hopefully your pain will ease. Take good care of yourself huni Karen x

Mrs A. said...

I have only ever made one exploding box for my logging friend Sherry as they are quite time consuming so know how much work has gone into this delightful one. Gorgeous yellow just right for spring as it cascades open. Cute butterfly. Thank you for fluttering by 4. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Lynne K said...

This is simply stunning, Jenny! Such pretty images, and that gorgeous flower. What a lovely gift it will make.


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh. My. Gosh. So fabulous! I am quite speechless over this.