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.

Tuesday 16 September 2014


Hi and welcome to my blog all very talented
friends, and visitors.
Thank you for your wonderful comments on my
TCBH post.
I do really need to do some serious tiding of my
craft room, but I would far rather be creating
than tiding, maybe in a few days time. lol.

Now I made this card in just over an hour this
morning, and that's quick for me as I usually 
take lot longer than that. lol.
I needed it for this afternoon, as I was singing
with my group of singers, and the lady in
question is leaving the group.
We used to meet at her cottage for our singing
practice, and she always had beautiful birds
feeding from the bird feeder.
We even saw a woodpecker in her apple tree.
So hear is the card I made her.

 Card size is just under 6"x6" .
The topper is an Hunkydory one from their
decoupage book.
I added some apple blossom flowers, a lady bird,
dragonfly, and a butterfly cabochon to my bow,
all from my stash.
Now the apple blossom looking flowers were 
some snippets left over from another card.

Now before I go I would like to show you my
Begonia in my garden, this year, now I usually
put the tuber away for the winter, but this year 
I forgot, and guess what we had a mild winter,
and it survived, and I am so glad it did.

Sorry about my arm in the photo. It was so big

that the flower head was drooping, and DH 
couldn't take the shot properly. 

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

I would like to enter this into the following
No 14 The Ugly Bug Ball. 
September Challenge Anything Goes.
Open to UK residents only.


Sarah said...

There's a lot to say about this post Jenny!! Firstly what a gorgeous card, a beautiful image and those flowers look so much like that apple blossom, and, of course, the inside doesn't disappoint either. I resisted commenting about your craft room but I really think it would keep health and safety busy for a week or two!! Finally your begonia is magnificent, no wonder your paper flowers are so lovely with that kind of inspiration outside your window!! xx

Jacee said...

What a beautiful card Jenny, those birds are just lovely, as is that Begonia, it's enormous, never seen such a big flower, you did well to get it that big!
Hugs Jacee

Jean said...

This is such a pretty card Jenny, lovely apple blossom.
Your begonia is magnificent, I love the beautiful pink frilly petals.
Jean x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Jenny, your friend will love and treasure it.
I love the bird image, reminds of our beautiful birds in the garden.
Your Begonia is stunning, we have a few beauties as well. They seem to have done well this year.
Happy crafting in your room, just mind where you go in there, we might loose you!!!

Patricia x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely colours and fabulous image.
Your flower is stunning and what a fantastic size.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Your card is a delight to look at Jenny. Love the colours, the topper ,the ladybird, the dragonfly, butterflies and also the lovely way you have done the insides of the card to match.
Perfect. Thankyou so much for attending my Ball. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

mamapez5 said...

This is a very pretty card Jenny. I love anything to do with nature, so the birds, bugs and blossoms are right up my street. I've just read your Creative blog Hop post too as it was my sister Jean who tagged you. You had a very talented mum. I remember my coronation outfit for the street party too. It was a white shirt with red flowers embroidered on it, and a blue skirt held up with shoulder straps made from Union Jack ribbons. Kate x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card, Jenny! I bet that lady was thrilled to receive it!

Hope you had fun at singing group...

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jenny, A fabulous card, love the 'nature' theme and I bet the recipient absolutely loved it.
Your piccie of your begonia is stunning, how big is that, no wonder you had to hold it, I so love begonia's.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and awesome image with those colour combo. Your images has a real spring garden feel to the birdsxx

The Journey is the Start

Sarn said...

Hi Jenny . . .I am going to have to find some more expressive words than FAB, WONDERFUL, STUNNING etc . . . that I usually use for your amazing work.

Hugs, Sarn xxxx

Lynn said...

Jenny, what a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with the September challenge on Scrapology.
Lynn x

cuilliesocks said...

What a charming card Jenny, the bird topper is so beautiful, I'm sure the lady will love it.
Your begonia is gorgeous, you obviously have green fingers, take care hugs Kate x

Erika said...

Hi Jenny you've probably got the same book as me for the blanket, I thought exactly the same!
Love your card and flowers too, it's always nice when something survives the winter when you think it hasn't.
As for craft rooms being a mine is worse!
I always get distracted and never finish, crafting is so much more fun.

Hugs Erika. x

Carole Z said...

HI Jenny, this card is beautiful, love the image and your friend will be thrilled...your begonia is also very beautiful! I bet my craft room is worse than yours...a health and safety person who have kittens, but I spend hours tidying, waste loads of craft time and then can find anything and the circle starts again! Hey-ho...hugs Carole Z X

Di said...

Gosh Jenny, what a gorgeous card - absolutely perfect for the lady in question! And the begonia is a stunner as well!

Hugs, Di xx

John Lockwood said...

Hi Jenny,

Please don't worry about Ally Pally your family must come frirst Im sorry for you that you wil miss it but as you say there is always next year! I sincerely hope your granddaughter is Ok and that it all goes well!

Take Care,

John xxx

MaryH said...

Oh my, that is one gloriously lovely begonia, and TFS it with us. I've never seen one this color before. As usual your card is wonderful. Love that cheery bird, as we do have yellow finches in the summer that look just like this. So brilliantly colored. The butterfly cabochon is also something I've not seen before. All the elements you've added to make this beautiful card were especially pretty with the topper, and your recipient will be so happy to know you took the time to make something so charming for her. TFS & have a good afternoon. Hugs

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous Begonia, the card is simply wonderful.

Warm hugs

Marie-Louise said...

Sorry I am way behind Jenny. This card is gorgeous and such a fantastic begonia. Strangely my begonia did not flower this year and my next door neighbour's begonias were not great either.

Алексровер Анна said...

DearJenny! I see you have created so many masterpieces! So fresh palette! Love the ladybug and a soft green dragonfly with it's nice tail:)))