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 8 January 2019


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

I would like to welcome my latest followers that have pressed the button to join my blog, and thank you for following me.
I'm not sure if you have a blog, so if you have let me know so I can follow you too.

I have had to go back to my old computer as I could not get on with the any of the other photo editing programs.
So it's back with Picassa 3, and I can't understand why Google has done away with it as it was so easy to use, all the others are so complicated compared to that one as I'm not good with measurements.
Also some had very small writing which I couldn't enlarge, and I couldn't read the program with my eye problems.

Back in September my daughter asked me to make a leaving card, and box for a colleague that was leaving.
So here is what I came up with as the person loves shoes, and handbags.

This is a 8"x8" size card, and box I made to match.
They wanted lots of little cards inside to write their individual greetings on, so the cards inside are 4"x4" in size.
The boots, and handbag are a
 CraftsUPrint download.
Decoupaged the the handbag, boots and the flowers.

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


Claire said...

That's brilliant Jenny and definitely a keepsake. I love the little bags for individual messages, I bet the recipient was chuffed to bits x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, this is just adorable. I love the colors and the boots are right in style. Donna will adore this. The pockets for notes from people are the perfect thing for someone to send her well wishes. Love the polka dots too!

Christine Harrop said...

Belated New Year Greetings Jenny. Hope you and Tony are both okay. This project is absolutely fabulous and I'm sure it will go down a storm with the recipient! Terrific colour - not that I'm a purple girl ... lol! (I'm sitting here right this minute wearing a prple sweater, purple jeans and purple boots!!!!) It's been a beautiful day so John and I went out for a drive and ended up at Evesham. We went into Crafter's Companion for tea and cake - and it would have been rude not to buy some products in the sale ... lol! Love and Hugs Christine xxx

Aquarius said...

This is a great card and I'm sure it was well received. I have programmes on my older computer which are not compatible with Windows 10 which is a real pain and I know that sooner or later I'm going to be forced to upgrade but am resisting for as long as I can. Also find printer and scanner aren't going to work with W10 either so more expense involved at some point.

Chris said...

A brilliant start to the new Year Jenny...your leaving card is fabulous! Such a clever design with the individual cards inside, love the colours and the boots and bag!

Mia said...

Fabulous creation, Jenny! I am sure the recipient loved it! HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend.

Jackie T said...

Oh Jenny this is a stunning card and box I love the design. I bet the recipient was thrilled to receive this. I too use Picassa it is very easy. It is such a shame it was discontinued. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous gift set this is!! I love the beautiful boots and the purse!! The inside is creative and fabulous!! She will adore this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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pam said...

Gorgeous card and box Jenny, love how you decorated the inside ..fabulous colours.
Have you tried Free Photoscape editing program, thats the one I`ve used for years and is very easy to use and great tutorials if you need them.
Hugs Pam x

Mrs A. said...

Goodness Jenny, I bet this card was very well received. It is beautifully designed and the colors are lovely. Wising you a Happy New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jenny and Happy New Year to you. Absolutely gorgeous card with box, I'm sure it will be treasured, wonderful design and colours, Kate x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, I'm loving your card and box, the recipient will have a fantastic memento of all her colleagues.
Isn't technology frustrating, I also had a problem at weekend when my printer refused to 'talk' to my laptop, and wouldn't acknowledge my wifi either, I ended up having to buy a new printer and the 'set up' took me ages and ages, and the menu on the new printer is much more complicated than my old one, and the screen is the size of a large postage stamp, and I too have eye problems, but heyho at least I can print now haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

meg said...

love the colours you chose for the handbag and shoes Jenny, beautiful card

Sarah said...

This is really beautiful Jenny, gorgeoud colour. I bet it will be treasured xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauw wat een prachtig kaart .Mooi gedaan met het tasje en laarzen mooi combinatie van kleuren
Groetjes Gerrie xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Jenny, I love the idea of the little cards inside. xx

KandA said...

Wonderful card Jenny and I'm sure it was greatly appreciated xx