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, 27 February 2018


Hi, and a big warm welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

Also a big warm welcome to anyone that just pops in to look at what I have created.

Well we have had snow in my part of Kent it snowed all day on, and off just lightly, but yesterday evening we had about 3 inches.
It is snowing slightly at the moment too.
So you all know where I am going to be today.

While cleaning my teeth this morning one of my fillings dropped out so I now have a great hole in there, typical as I'm not going out in this weather to the dentist.
Luckily it's not aching yet or I'll have to.

I made this card a box before Christmas, and haven't had the time to show it yet.
I was asked to make this with quite short notice for someone for their partner.

This is a 8"x8" size card, and box I made to fit it.
The Robin image in the centre was from an re-cycled Christmas card.
I used my Crafters Companion embossing folder with Christmas words again.
Cut up at Tattered Lace Holly Frame die to fit the aperture.
Sentiment done on the computer, and edged with a red sharpie pen. 
Finally I added a flower arrangement with berries.
I would like to enter this into the Allsorts Challenge, and the things beginning with B are Bird, Branch, Bow, Berries, and finally Box.

Thank you so much for your visit, and your precious time.
I very much appreciate every visit, and comment.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


Wendy L said...

It is so beautiful Jenny, thanks for joining us at Allsorts too, xxc

meg said...

Fantastic recycled image Jenny, beautiful card and box

Lia said...

Todays weather is more like christmas than like this beautiful card fits great to today!
Lia xx

KandA said...

Wonderful card Jenny, super recycled robin and lots of fabulous details. very cold here but not too much snow xx

brenda said...

A totally delightful Christmas creation Jenny, a great card for our 'I Spy' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning Christmas card and box. I do love seeing a robin on a Christmas card they are so cheeky. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Patricia said...

Jenny, once again another brilliant card, love everything about it.
Hope you are staying safe in all the snow you seem to be getting.
Patricia xx

Sarah said...

What a fab card to share when it is snowing outside!! A fabulous design Jenny and matching box. It is not snowing in Dorset yet, I think it hits us on Thursday and Friday xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! The bird is so gorgeous!! I love how you framed it!! The flowers and berries are beautiful!! This is so amazing!! I love the matching box, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Claire said...

A lovely Christmas card Jenny, and the robin looks wonderful nestled amongst all your gorgeous embellishments. The box adds a touch of luxury x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Jenny, lovely robin image and design, and the most gorgeous of embellishmets, with that fabulous box too, keep cosy, Kate x x

Kathleen said...

Lots of super 'B' items here Jenny, what a super card to say it was short notice, how clever you are. Super image and some gorgeous elements.
Thank you for joining our 'I Spy' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Chris said...

Beautifully designed and crafted as always. The robin image is lovely, perfectly framed by the die cut holly, fab embossing and embellishments. You always go the extra mile decorating the inside to match, not to mention the gorgeous box!
Hope your tooth is ok, at least until the snow has gone!!!

Megan J said...

Hi Jenny, a beautiful Christmas card, love the reused robin picture and the colour scheme. I hope you can get to the dentist soon. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, We have got snow, snow, snow, here too, and it's still doing little flurries now and again. Stay warm.
I can commiserate with your fillings, I have a similar problem although I don't know if mine is a missing filling or a crumbling tooth, and I've been brushing with the Colgate Pro Relief ever since, it definitely works haha. I really need to visit the Dentist but keep putting it off and while the toothpaste is working I'm putting it off even more hahaha.
A really lovely card and box, and the image is gorgeous, as is the flower and foliage.
Keep warm !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Michelle said...

I love robins on christmas cards Jenny and your card and box are so stunning. Lovely details. We have heavy snow here in Buxton today! Michelle x

Brenda said...

Oh Jenny, I hate the dentist and so I feel your pain. I have part of a filling missing in my back tooth as well. I find that when I use coconut charcoal to brush with it keeps any pain I might have at bay. I use natural toothpastes like cinnamon or tea tree oil toothpaste. It really helps a lot! I sure hope your's doesn't pain you so you don't have to go out in the weather. Snow showers for us come Friday but temps to high to amount to much thankfully. lol This card and box is just stunning! I love the white and red color combo, it's just so elegant looking! I also love that robin, your robins don't have as much orangey-red on their breast as ours does so it's cool seeing yours! Ours are blacker too. Funny how that is isn't it?! Love that embossing as well, such a beautiful embossing folder-well I just love everything about this card and box!! I sure hope the recipient loved it too. Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Bummer on the lost filling. Hope it doesn't get painful until you are safely able to get out to the dentist. Loved this gorgeous robin (your UK robins are much more colorful than our USA ones!) Also delighted to read it was a recycled image as well, for you certainly reused him to great effect with all the design work that you've done on this beautiful card. I always admire that you make a pretty box to go with your gorgeously layered cards too! TFS & Hugs. Stay cozy if you can.

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog for the current challenge the theme is “Anything Goes” and the sponsor is Imagine that Digistamp. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Craftyhugs said...

Oh my Jenny! This is just gorgeous! Love the little robin, my favourite bird and I love to hear them sing. Gorgeous colours and so neat as always. Do you buy your boxes ready made hun? Or do you make them? If so is love to know how as I need some for my cards. Like you I'm big on embellishments lol. I hope your tooth isn't hurting yet. Thanks so much for your comments on my posts. Don't know about you but really struggling with how cold it is at the moment. I love the snow bit don't like the pain it brings lol. Hope your back is a bit more tolerable hun xxx

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and matching box Jenny, beautiful image and decorations.
Pam x

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love the bow with the snowflake and the lovely box you made for it. I think you have the B's covered!

Mervi said...

Beautiful and lovely card!
Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is so gorgeous! Lovely elements perfectly put together!

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous Jenny! I just love bird images for wintery or holiday cards, and this bird is exquisite! I love the festive red against the stark white, and your flowers are wonderfully lush! Fabulous holiday creation! hugs :)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
A beautiful duo. Wonderful.
I had the same problem with a porcelain inlay breaking and went to the dentist for a repair last came out 24 hours later when I was flossing so got to go back again! Thank goodness I'm in Denplan lol!!!
Ang x