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 25 September 2018


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

My DH got rushed into hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning with a suspected stroke again.
We sat around AE for 12 hours waiting for decisions on whether to admit him.
We arrived at the hospital at 2.45 AM and were not seen by anybody till 4.00Am, and that was a nurse taking blood, and doing blood pressures.
Finally we saw a Doctor at 8.15AM, and then was asked to wait in the waiting room again. 
At 12.Pm after seeing 2 more Doctors we were told they would like to admit him, but didn't have a bed till 3.00PM.
I know the health service is stretched, and they do their best, but we sat on very hard seats  all that time, and my poor hubby was so uncomfortable, and feeling so poorly, and of course frightened.
After all he is 79 years of age too.
Home again now, but having trouble moving around, and doing things.
So I may not be around much for a while.

I made my card for the Rudolf Challenge last week, and as it's not my turn to DT I can join in the challenge.
As always it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas and
There is a lovely prize to won to.


This is a 6"x6" size card.
I started by stamping my background paper with a freebie stamp and Memento Northern Pine Ink.
Then I stamped my Red Cardinal in Versafine Ink and heat embossed it.
Coloured it in with Promarkers.
Then I added some glue in dots, and used faux snow for the falling snow.
Sentiments were freebie stamps also.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


Barb said...

Your card is lovely Jenny. I'm so sorry to read about your hospital experience at the weekend. It must have been very frightening for you both. I do hope your hubby is soon feeling stronger. Sending you hugs. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Oh Jenny, that is disgusting, I really feel for you and your Hubby, lets hope that all will be well pdq.
Seems a bit not right commenting on your card after your terrible experience but so glad that you did post it as it is a really lovely card, with a great image and gorgeous colours.
Fingers crossed for you and especially your Hubby.

Kath x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Jenny. So sorry to hear about your hubby. I hope he makes a speedy recovery. My daughter is a student doctor. Everything is stretched to breaking point in the NHS at the moment

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card Jenny, love that colour green. Sorry to hear about hubby. I had a similar experience when my daughter fell down the stairs. I ended up being there all night and didn't leave till about 8.30 in the morning. They are just so overstretched, it's terrible. I hope he soon recovers x

Jane Willis said...

Hope your husband feels better soon. I know the health service do the best they can with limited resources but when you are ill, uncomfortable and worried it doesn't feel like that at the time!
Gorgeous card, inside as well as out.

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a stunning Christmas card. I am so sorry that your husband is so poorly. I do hope he makes are speedy recovery. It must be such a worry for you. Do try to take some time for yourself. Hugs Jackie

meg said...

Beautiful cardinal Jenny, it's a gorgeous card, so sorry to read about your husband'S experience in Casualty, how worrying for you both, hope he's doing better now he's home.

Chris said...

Aww, Jenny, so sorry to read about your husband's horrible experience, so distressing for you both. I know from experience how long that wait seems when you are worried about someone. I'm sure the NHS staff do their best, the numbers just don't add up...too many patients to too few staff! Something needs to be done! I really hope he's feeling better now he's at home, take care of yourself too.
Nearly forgot to mention your beautiful card- it's gorgeous Jenny. Lovely image and design and so beautifully crafted as always.

Sending hugs

Lia said...

Hi Jenny, I think you made a gorgeous christmascard.
I wish you and your husband all the best in the world!!
Lia xx

Jo said...

Lovely card Jenny. So sorry to hear your news.......sending you lots of love and best wishes, take care x

Michelle said...

Hi Jenny - hospital is horrible these days. It's all about waiting around. I do hope your hubby is going to be OK - your card is beautiful - gorgeous image - Michelle x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your card is lovely. I do hope your DH is doing better very soon and gets the care he needs.

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Jenny

I am really sorry to her about your husband and the hospital experience. Terrible when it is a suspected stroke! I do hope hubby is starting to feel even a wee bit better now that he is home. Remember you also have to look after yourself too!

Your card design is stunning and vibrant, great stamping and colouring

Take care and happy crafting.... when you can and please pass my best wishes to hubby

June x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Jenny how distressing for you both, what an awful experience. Unfortunately English NHS does seem to be worse than ours here in Scotland. I try never to criticise the Health Service, because I fear it won't be long until we won't have one, and then we will really be in trouble unless were belong to the elite. I do hope your Husband is alright, and gets the support he needs.
Your card is stunning, I love the image and your wonderful colours.
You take care of yourself too, Kate x

scrappymo! said...

Your card is beautiful. That faux snow really is impressive on your card front. The robin looks so real and that snow makes it even more so!

The inside is as beautiful as the outside.

I was so upset for you to read of your long wait for help at the hospital. Considering that clot busting drugs have to start within 3 hours of symptoms, they did not do a good job with the triage of your husbands symptoms.

Take care Jenny, and I hope he is getting good care now.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, I am so sorry to hear about the problems you and Tony have had at the Hospital, I hope that things are much better now, my love to you both.
A gorgeous card, I adore the 'Red Cardinal'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Jenny.
You know I,m thinking about you, xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Hugs to you both after that terrible experience. I agree with scrappymo about starting the drugs quickly when a stroke is suspected. That is nothing to take your time about. Thankfully it was not that. Your card is lovely and the snow on the cardinal is a beautiful touch. The verse inside is so nice.

Megan J said...

Hi Jenny, sorry to hear of your husband's and your long wait to get treatment. I hope things improve quickly now he is home.
A beautiful Christmas card for your stash... love the pretty cardinal. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Jenny
Ik wens jou en man veel sterkte .
Je kaart is weer prachtig
Dikke knuffel xx
Groetjes Gerrie

Mrs A. said...

So sorry to hear of your husbands plight. Hope he will be fully recovered now he is home again. Hospitals are not the nicest of places to sit and wait around. Your card is gorgeous as ever. I love the red cardinal. very majestic looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Anonymous said...

How terrible for both you and your hubby, Jenny! It seems there is so much frustration with the health care system and we feel it here in Canada too. I wish the best for both of you and hope all is well. Your card is so pretty and so festive! I love the cardinal, the greenery and the traditional colours. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge during your month off from the DT!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Craftyhugs said...

Oh Jenny this card is beautiful! I'm so so sorry to hear of your awful ordeal and I truly hope your husband is on the mend. It's shocking how stretched the nhs is, I also think it varies in different areas, my son's girlfriend collapsed after a night out last night, ambulance arrived straight away and they had a bed immediately and was looked after until she was discharged. Theu think her drink was spiked but it's so worrying when your husband needed the care and didn't get it. Sending lots of love, hope you feel better too xx

mamapez5 said...

I love your bright and cheerful card. You always do such nice inserts too.
I am really sorry to hear your hubby was so poorly. I hope he mends, albeit slowly. The NHS does seem to be struggling. That is far too long to wait for a suspected stroke. Take it easy, and give your time to him for a while. Prayers for you both. Kate P. xx