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.

Thursday 27 September 2012


Hi and good morning to all my wonderful talented followers
and visitors.
I hope you all had a really great day yesterday, and managed 
to combine some crafting in to your day.
I expect a lot of you did manage to craft with the dreadful
weather the whole of the country seems to be having, you can't
do much else.
So I suppose there is something good about bad weather.
I just feel so dreadfully sorry for those who get flooded out
in these bad weather times.
THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments and visits.
I really do appreciate every one that is made.

My card today is one I made for one of my older 

This one is a quick card but I think it's quite effective.
I started with an 8x8 shaped white card blank
Matted with black card and some black and white check card.
A little tip when I want to make the inside of the card the same
and I haven't got any more of the card. I photocopy the card on
my printer, and then I have a matching card or paper to go in
the inside. Sorry can't show the inside as I wrote on it before
I photographed it.
I made the flower out of a reel scolloped organza I bought
many moons ago from C and C.
I added a button to the center some black stone swags, some
white stones to the corners, and some little bows.
I hope you like it.

Now I thought I would show you a baby blanket a friend
asked me to make. I never go by a pattern I just make this
from my head.

Just thought you might like to see that I do like other crafting
as well as card making.
Well that's all for today folks. 
Thank you again for your visit.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. JENNY.


Sue said...

A gorgeous card Jenny. I love the design with that beautiful white flower.
Your baby blanket is wonderful. such pretty colours.

Hugs Sue

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Jenny, I absolutely love your black and white card today, the plaid paper is super, I love it, I love anything plaid, I have lots of plaid ribbon. That is a fantastic tip for the insides, copying the card and printing off onto paper, ingenious. The star, for me, is the flower, I have never, ever, seen any ribbon like that, it is beautiful.
The baby blanket is gorgeous, I wish I could crochet, I bought 2 crocheted blankets that I use as throws on the back of my sofas, at a church fete many moons ago, and they are still going strong. I must give it a try and get a beginners book or have a look on YouTube, I knit but have never tried crochet.
Yesterday, I went through a couple of cupboards in my craft room and sorted out a load of things that I have never used or duplicated and took them to the local craft shop, they have a 'Sale Table', if someone else can make use of them that's fine. Today, I have mundane tasks to do, like washing, drying and ironing, yuck ha ha, don't think I will get much time today in my craft room, I really need to get it sorted ha ha !!.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous, my little one is just learning to knit and crochet wish I had paid more attention to my nan now this is fab sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Jenny, visiting the blogs this morning and playing catch up and will say I loved your tag from yesterday a beautiful design. Today's card is fantastic I so like monochrome and the faux stitching around the edge is very effective and your flower is stunning. What a lovely baby blanket, such delicate colours and the little flowers add that finishing touch. I do a little crocheting but haven't done anything for a while. I do have a some knitted items though calling out 'finish me, finish me' but with hubby in hospital at moment not enough hours in the day to craft. Enjoy your Thursday, love Christine H xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jenny,
You and I are so on the same wavelength I have just finished a "Black & White" card. A request from Hazel for a boy 21st card.
Was going to show it tomorrow but might hang back a couple of days on that one.

Your little blanket is so sweet, love the added wee flowers.
You have a PHD as well!!! .................Projects Half Finished............ well that`s what mine is in anyway!!!!!
I used to do very fine crochet but have done any of that in a while.
Have a Great Day
Patricia xx

Oksana said...

Lovely monochromatic card and the blanket is truly beautiful! You're very clever, I love it!x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card. The flower is superb and the black/white is so elegant. Marvellous blanket - have not done any crochet in a very long time. The colours are lovely.

Linda Wescott said...

I love your card Jenny, black and white is so elegant isn't it, and I love the tartan paper and faux stitching. Your blanket is just beautiful, what a treasure for the parents of any new baby. Hugs lin

Christine Harrop said...

Well my goodness just look at the time and I am only just visiting my blog friends! Shame on me! We have only just got back in having been out since first thing this morning. So, a cup of tea and blogland here I come!! This is a lovely card Jenny. The black and white is fabulous! Christine x