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.

Sunday 18 November 2018


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

Firstly I must apologise for not visiting you, but on top of my Hubbies health problems the housing association in our sheltered housing scheme are modernising the kitchens, and the storage heating system.
Good news this maybe, but it's causing me such a lot of extra work at a time I don't need it.
They start work on the kitchen on the 26th of November so everything has been pulled out of cupboards, and such.
They are also fitting in new storage heaters, and I am getting one in my craft room which I haven't had before only an expensive one to run at the mo, this means a big move around of my craft room to accommodate the work.
I can't believe how much stuff I have thrown out so far. LOL.
Well I have been making cards for over 20 years now so you do accumulate quite a lot in that time.
Not sure when things will be back to normal, but you will know when I start posting more regularly.

In the meantime here is quick Christmas card I made before all the upheaval.

This is a DL size card.
The image if the door is a Hunkydory one just added some snow, and the die cut wreath from their Moonstones Die, and some gems to make it glitter.

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


Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny this is a gorgeous Christmas card I love it. I hope all the work to your home goes smoothly. It surprising what we all hang on to. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Aquarius said...

That's a lovely Christmas card. I certainly don't envy you having all that disruption in your house but I'm sure it will be great when it is all done. We all seem to accumulate lots of 'stuff' don't we but I hope you're not being too ruthless with your throwing out. You might find you need to buy more when everything is straight again!!!

Chris said...

It's a beautiful card Jenny, glad you have found a little time for yourself. Hope the renovations go smoothly, it will be worth all the work and upheaval when it's completed. Just think of that lovely warm craft room!
Take care

KandA said...

Fabulous christmas card Jenny. Hope all goes quickly and smoothly with the modernisation xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Poor you, you sound like you’ve got your hands full. I’m sure it will be lovely when it’s all done but what a time of year. At least you’ll have a lovely warm craft room. Your card is beautiful Jenny and the door looks so realistic. Take care and good luck with your home improvements x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful door and the snow you added!! Good luck with the renovations!! I hope all goes well!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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meg said...

I'm sure you will be delighted with the work when it's all finished Jenny, the upheaval is the last thing you need just now though, love the card, such a welcoming door.

Mia said...

Take your time, Jenny.
And I am sure you will love everything when you finish with your house.
Adorable Christmas card, my dear friend. Hugs!!!

pam said...

Gorgeous card Jenny, I dont envy you all that work! you take your time getting things sorted back in place.
Pam x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, My heart goes out to you, the kitchen is the 'hub' of the entire house and when work has to be done in there, the whole house is in chaos, all I wish for you is that they work pretty quickly and you can get back to normal as soon as possible. You and Tony are always in my thoughts and prayers.
A lovely card, I love this doorway scene.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kathleen said...

Oh poor you, not the right time to have such an upheaval. On the bright side you have managed to part with a
lot of your old stuff.

Super card, a really great image, lovely wreath die and like the addition of the snow.
Hope things are back to normal very soon and that Hubby is feeling a great deal better.

Kath x

Wendy L said...

Fab card Jenny.
It us such an upheaval for you but hopefully it will be worth it. My mum passed on having her kitchen updated for that reason. Xxx

Lia said...

Jenny, your card is so inviting: come in and have a great christmastime!
Lia xx

Michelle said...

Oh no - sounds like a really stressful time at the moment for you Jenny. I hope they finish the work quickly! Hope your husband is getting much better and don't worry about the comments. Take care of you and hubby first. Gorgeous creation by the way - hugs Michelle x

Lynne said...

Such a pretty card and sorry to hear you are having such an upheaval especially at this time of year. Hope they get finished quickly x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kerstkaart
Sterkte met de verbouwing
Ik weet wat het is als naar al die jaren dingen bewaard.
Groetjes Gerrie

Sarah said...

Oh no if you needed more upheaval!! I am sure it will be worth it though. We had our bathroom done during the summer and it was just having a stranger in the house that bothered me the most, although he was very nice and did an excellent job!! It's been a while since I have seen a DL card. It is perfect for that lovely front door. Hope we see you back here soon xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Jenny

Love this card, the snow is very effective

I am so sorry to read about all the extra work you have because of the work being done in your home. Poor you! There is so much extra work to do at this time of year too, so please don't forget to look after yourself!

Sending you a crafty hug

June x