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 12 April 2014


Hi and welcome to my blog all my craft loving
friends, and visitors.
Thank you for all your  wonderful comments on
my last creation.

I have a trapped nerve in the top of my spine, and it is extremely painful.
I am currently on strong painkillers and find it
very hard to craft or blog.
I have lost the proper use of my right arm as well.
Waiting for an MRI scan now, and getting very 
bored not being able to craft.
So I popped in my craft room for small occasions
to make this card for the butterfly challnege.
This took me 5 days to make instead of hours.

Thank you for your visit.
Not sure when I will be able to blog properly 
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter the following challenges 
No : 5


Christine Harrop said...

Oh Jenny, you really are suffering at the moment aren't you? If it's not one thing it's another! Hope you start to feel better soon and the analgesia jumps in and takes effect. Your card is really lovely. Don't worry how long it takes, or if you don't blog for a little while, the important thing is to get better! Love and hugs Christine xx

Hazel said...

Jenny sorry to read that you are still in pain, hopefully you don't have to wait to long for the MRI, You take as long as you want to make a card, and we all understand if you are not around for a while - getting better is more important. Hazel xx

Di said...

Oh Jenny, so sorry to hear things are so bad. I have a crafting friend that this happened to a little while back and she was in agony too. The good thing is that things have vastly improved now, the pain has gone and her right arm and hand are much better - it's time, rest, painkillers and things should improve for you. At one point she couldn't turn the ignition key in her car - pinched nerves do take some time to recover properly.

Big and gentle hugs!

Di xx

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you are suffering Jenny it sounds horrid :0( In spite of that you have made a truly beautiful card, I love the waterfall effect and the finishing touches are, as usual, spot on!! Take care and i hope your pain will begin to ease really soon xx

Karen Petitt said...

Ouch Jenny! I hope the pain and numbness disappears soon huni. I know what it's like - the pain seems to suck the creativity out of you. I was really lucky to get a little break from the pain this week to create that landscape.
Beautiful card, love the butterflies and the ribbon is beautiful too! Love your cute owl charm, well to be honest love everything about this beauty! Please do not visit. I want you to rest so ironing or housework too. I hope they get you sorted soon sweetie Karen x

Sue said...

Oh Jenny, poor you suffering so much at the moment. I hope the pain eases soon and that you don't have to wait too long for your MRI scan.
Your card is really beautiful. I love the design, gorgeous sunny colours and pretty butterflies.
Take care, sending you (gentle) hugs, Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is really pretty Jenny and your colours are gorgeous
Hugs Kelly

Patricia said...

Jenny I LOVE this beautiful card. Fantastic design, great beuuerflies.
Sorry to hear you are suffering so much. Hopefully your scan will be soon.

Patricia xx

Sue said...

Ohhh my poor fairy godmother:((( so sad to hear your suffering really badly. I know how hard it is with pain in your spine. Wish I lived closer ..your card is absolutely stunning!!! its perfect. I hope they get you sorted out quickly..lots and lots of huggles and huge sloppies off Olliebobs..Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rita said...

So sorry to hear that you are suffering so much pain Jenny. Hope you get some relief soon. Love your card, it looks stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card shape and love the colours, great papers too.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Sorry to hear you are in so much pain Jenny, I hope it eases soon.
Your've still managed to make a gorgeous card, beautiful papers and butterflies, such a brilliant shape too, hugs kate x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Jenny. So sorry to hear that you are in such pain. I do hope that the painkillers are giving you some relief. Take care.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Jenny
een prachtige kaart mooi model kaart de vlinders er op.Mooi achtergrond papier

LesleyG said...

Hope you feel better very soon, but well done on still making a lovely card x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, So sorry to hear of all the pain you are in, I really hope you will be on the mend very soon, it must be so frustrating for you. I'm sending you huge hugs, hope it helps !!
Your card is gorgeous, I hadn't realised it was layered until I saw the second piccie, it is really gorgeous.
Lots of love and huge hugs from Patricia xx

scrappymo! said...

Hugs to you Jenny, I know well that type of pain...and I know that it is no picnic to deal with!
Hugs to you Jenny, take it easy. This is a good time to send out for pizza or chinese food. Saves standing and cooking in the kitchen!

Your card is gorgeous as always!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jenny, I am sorry you're pain has got so bad, I really do feel for you being a back sufferer too! Your card is gorgeous..I love the shape and design and your bow is beautiful! Hugs and feel better soon, Carole Z XX

Mrs A. said...

Sorry to here about your trapped nerve and know how painful it can be. Can only sit for short periods myself at my craft table.
Wow this card is amazing and how it opens up is certainly not what I was expecting from the first picture of it! Well worth a few hours or 5days. Love the cute little owl charm. Thank you for fluttering into my #5. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

MaryH said...

So sorry to hear about all this pain stuff. No fun, and I hope it gets worked out for you really fast, and you get some relief. This is an amazingly gorgeous & detailed card. Just saw it at the B'fly challenge and popped in for a closer look. Love the cutouts on the front, and the beautiful lacey butterflies flitting across the front card. So much sparkle and a lovely sheer bow trim. Love that inside and the very spring-like tulip dp. Liked the way you perched that inside b'fly to float on the outside as well. Great design, marvelously lovely card. Hope you get to feeling pain free ASAP. Take care. Hugs & Happy Easter. TFS

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
It may have been 5 days in the making but it is more than worth the wait. Absolutely fab.
Hope that the pain subsides soon chuck.
With all good wishes.
Ang x

Planetsusie said...

Hi there me little matey - this is so lovely and you would never know that you have been in such pain whilst making it. I love those little dies and the folds of this make it really stand out. This is gorgeous.

I really am sending loads of virtual pain killing hugs to you and hope you feel better soon.

Big hugs and lots of lurve Sue Pxxx (Blossom and Pidgy sent their love as well)