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 3 Little Great Granddaughters and a Great Grandson. I have been card making for about 20 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.
Thursday, 20 April 2017


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

Sorry I have not been around this week, but DH and I have had really nasty colds, and I am still trying to get all the dust cleaned off everything.
I can't believe how much dust there was I have even had to wash all the curtains as well, and top of cupboards the list is endless.
This all set my back off, and playing me up again.
Oh the joys of getting old.

Well I did have a little play in my craft room last night as I was feeling a little better, and made this card for the Allsorts Sketch Challenge.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
Now I made all the backing papers by first ink dusting my white card with Memento Danube Blue and Bamboo Leaves Ink.
I then used a stamp that was a freebie with the Stamping Magazine last month which was a Ultimate Crafts stamp, and a background stamp.
This I stamped with London Fog Memento Ink.
I then went over it randomly with a Penny Black Ferns Stamp and Bamboo Leaves Ink.
I also did this for the oblong panel, and then went over it with a butterfly stamp and Danube Blue Ink.
The image is from a Stamp Addicts Stamp which I won in the Allsorts Challenge, and I stamped it with London Fog Ink, and  coloured it with water colours from Memento Inks onto a Snippet of white card.
Flowers I made also from a set of cheap China dies I bought from E Bay.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jenny, sorry to hear both you and DH haven't been too well, hope you get over your colds soon.
Your card is delightful, I love the image and your lovely design, take care, Kate x

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Jenny and the image is wonderful. Hope you and DH feel muche better soon. Getting old is such a pain.... literally! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Jenny feeling for you with all the dust .. I'm grateful our home is really good for that. I love this card, so pretty beautifully made!
..can't help wondering how you get cardstock big enough for an 8 x 8" card though? I guess they might make them over there, certainly not here.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration! Glad youre feelign better.
Shaz in Oz.x

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meg said...

I hope you are feeling much better Jenny colds can leave you feeling washed out for ages, love the card beautiful design and colours.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Jenny,

I'm sorry to hear that you've not been very well and I hope that you'll be feeling better very soon. Your card is lovely with such a beautiful little scene, I like the colours that you've chosen too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I hope your back is now easing

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts' sketch;-))m

Chris said...

Snap! Just getting over a heavy cold too...don't envy you your dust and bad back, hope you feel a lot better soon!
Your card is beautiful, a great take on the sketch and gorgeous colour combo!

Wendy L said...

It is gorgeous Jenny, thanks for making it for Allsorts.
Just about got over my cold and cough but left with abit of deafness, hope you feel better soon and your back gets better too, xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous scene on this fabulous card Jenny.

Sue xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning card. I am sorry to hear that you have been poorly. I hope you feel better soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Jenny!!! I love the stamping and the colors!! What a beautiful image, too!! The inside is fabulous!! I hope you and your hubby are feeling much better soon!! Big hugs :)

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Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, So sorry you have both been under the weather, Graham and I have both had the same thing, it's great that you are feeling a lot better.
This card is fabulous, I love all the stamping and the colours, everything about it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sarah said...

Hope you and Hubby by are soon fully recovered Jenny. Your card is beautiful, the background is amazing, I am so impressed!! Great colours and I love the countryside image xx

Kathleen said...

Another beautiful creation Jenny, so much detail and really lovely colours, a great scene too.
Thank you for joining our 'Sketch' challenge this week at Allsorts


Janice said...

Hi Jenny, love the colours on this card.... they say blue and green should never be seen.....but I think they go beautifully together. Janice xx

Barb said...

I'm so sorry that you've both been unwell Jenny. I hope your back soon feels better. Your card is beautiful. That,s a lovely stamp and the background you made is gorgeous. Barbxx

pam said...

Sorry you`ve not been well Jenny and all that work will not have helped you either.
Great card, love the colours and fabulous stamping.
Hugs Pam x

Алексровер Анна said...

Jenny, what a beautiful spring landscape on the card! The first green leafs and grass, it makes a romantic mood!

Di said...

Oh no - my comment about your card being gorgeous disappeared. So pleased you're playing along Jenny - my back is in shreds again as well. Sigh - hope you feel better soon!

Love and hugs

Di xx

MaryH said...

Hope that both you& DH are all better with the colds, & you didn't wear yourself out with dusting! Love this beautiful card. Your coloring of the village scene is so pretty! Wonderful look to the sky. Love the softness you've achieved with the color dusting over the backgrounds, then overstamping. It's such a nice design layout too. Great look with the flower dies. I like the CAS look of this one. (well, for YOU it's CAS!)Big hugs and wishes that you have a great weekend, feeling much more energized too. TFS

SARN said...

Hope you feel better soon Jenny. Gorgeous card made using the pretty difficult sketch. You did a great job of all those backgrounds xxx

Cara said...

Wonderful card, love the flowers you made. Hope you feel better soon Cara x

Mrs A. said...

I caught a cold from hoping on and off the trains when I went to my Uncle's funeral and been struggling this past fornight with it too so now how down you must be feeling. Your card is lovely Jenny. I do like the backgrounds that you have created and that is such a pretty scene. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Gorgeous card and just my colours.
Hope you and Tony are feeling better. As for the dust, it's like sand ..... gets bloomin everywhere lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

mamapez5 said...

I saw your card in the playground. I love the blue and green together. It is beautiful. Kate x