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 4 January 2018


Hi and welcome to all my very talented friends, and visitors.

Well I spoke too soon about  feeling better the last few days I have had a racking cough and it's  making me feel sick all the time just know it's going to start when I get a tickle in my throat nights are as bad too.
Now I have lost my voice from all the coughing
I tell you this is one nasty virus so big hugs to those suffering also.

So today it's the B Teams turn to start off 2018 first challenge of the year over at
The theme chosen by our lovely Beckie is Flowers.
You have until 6.00 PM on Wednesday the 17th of Jan to enter.
Please pop over to the blog to see the lovely creations that my fellow team friends have created.
So here is what I made for my DIL Birthday a bit of a quick card this one as her Birthday was on the 30th Dec, and I wasn't feeling like crafting at all.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
I used some Hunkydory card stock and images to make this.
The lovely big butterfly was a present from my sister.

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


Lynne said...

A beautiful card Jenny and that butterfly is amazing! Hope you feel better soon x

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Jenny.... Happy New Year

So sorry to hear you've got this dreadful bug, not a good start to 2018

Your card, as usual, is stunning and I'm sure your DIL loved it

Happy crafting.... when you feel up to it!

June x

Lia said...

A great surprising card Jenny! I wish you a very happy 2018!
Lia xx

Janice said...

Beautiful card Jenny, sorry to hear that you are not feeling too good....hope you feel better soon. Janice xx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Jenny, thank you.
Sorry your'e not too good, seems like everyone has had something this Christmas, xxx

Hazel said...

I hope you're feeling much better now. Your card is lovely and I bet your DiL loved it. Hazel x

Judith said...

Happy new year Jenny - hope you're feeling better soon, i think everyone has some sort of bug at the moment so hard to avoid!! i just love this, you can tell it's a card for someone special! and such lovely colours too

Jackie T said...

Oh wow Jenny this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Barb said...

Certainly not a good start to 2018. Sorry to hear you have that horrid bug. Your card is so pretty. I love that butterfly. Barbxx

KandA said...

Such a lovely card Jenny and that butterfly is fabulous. Sorry to hear your still feeling poorly and I hope you get better very quickly xx

Janis Lewis said...

What a gorgeous card! The inside is just as pretty as the outside!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, It's that time of year again when we all go down with the dreaded 'lurgy', I hope you are soon feeling much better, I know that lots of people are suffering with this at the moment, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get it, I have tried this year not having the Flu injection as every year I am ill in December/January and it usually lasts ages so I thought I would try not having the injection and I'm keeping my fingers crossed haha.
Your card is beautiful and the butterfly is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the beautiful colours Jenny and I'm sure your DIL loved it too, it's fabulous.

pam said...

Beautiful decoration on your card Jenny, lovely spring colours.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Pam x

Mrs A. said...

your card is absolutely lovely especially that gorgeous butterfly. It just finishes the card off perfectly. Tell me about the cough. I'm now into my 5th week with this rotten virus and the cough is as you say particularly bad at night. Good job we don't have to talk on blogger!!. Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I hope you feel much better soon, Jenny. Take lots of Vitamin C. Your card is stunning!! All of the details are amazing!! I love the butterfly and every single detail!! So gorgeous!! Feel better soon!! Big hugs :)

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Darnell said...

Oh, Jenny, you can create better than anyone, even on your sick bed! This card for your DIL is magnificent! I'm sure she will treasure it!

I'm terribly sorry to hear that you have had a relapse. I pray that the coughing ends quickly as there is nothing worse to impact all the other parts of your body. You've had this long enough! Sending lots of warm squishing hugs and love!! Darnell

meg said...

Fabulous card in beautiful jewel colours, hope you feel better now

Cara said...

Blimey, if this is what you can rustle up when poorly, then I can't wait to see what else you can create when you put your mind to it! Hope you start to feel better soon x

Sue said...

Stunning card my wonderful fairy godmother! so sad to hear you've been hit by a nasty bug I've had a sickness one...there seems to be lots going around..take care of yourself ..lots of huggles and sloppies from all of us at the J household xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sue B said...

Ah, I’m so sorry that you are unwell Jenny, I hope you feel a bit better very soon. Some awful bugs going around at the moment. I’m just getting over one.
I would like to wish you Happy New Year!! I hope 2018 improves very soon and is a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year for you hun.
Wow! Your card is awesome, so, so pretty. I love the butterfly and the sparkly brads and the
pearls. Beautiful colours.
Hope you have a good weekend!
Love and hugs, Sue B xx

Liz said...

Sorry to hear that you're unwell, Jenny, hope you'll soon be fully recovered. This year seems to be worse than ever for coughs, colds and stomach bugs. Not many people appear to have avoided catching something. Gorgeous card, the butterfly is stunning! xx

MaryH said...

Oh I AM sorry to hear you've had a bit of a relapse. I know about the night coughing, and that irritating throat tickle. My nights are always worse. I sip lots of water to keep my throat wet so I don't get the tickle so badly. Also can use one of my albuterol inhalers which sometimes will help (peppermint drops do too if you can take those). I love this card design and the happy colors. I especially like the way you've bejeweled the circle frame. Love the pretty pink garden of happy flower faces decorating the inside too.The hot pink jewels look so smashing with that wonderful butterfly. Love how you've carried that flower design throughout this pretty card. Great work for an under-the-weather crafter. Hope you will feel better real soon. TFS & Hugs.

karenlotty said...

Hello Jenny I must apologise for not commenting recently I look in but then I either have problems with commenting or time just runs away with me Your work is truly inspirational xx

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh Jenny, this is spectacular! There are so many elements here to ooh and aah at! That beaded butterfly is just magnificent, love the sentiment charm with the bow and button, the frame highlighting the flowers is gorgeous and the glitter flower centres are a wonderful addition! This is just breathtaking from corner to corner! LOVE IT!!! hugs :)

Janice said...

A beautiful Card Jenny and so pretty inside too! Love it. Hope your cough has settled and you’re feeling a bit better, Jx ....xMAWTT!!!

scrappymo! said...

That gorgeous butterfly is perfect for this pretty card.
We have the same flu as you, methinks. IT is a terribley nasty version. Al and I came down with it 24 hours apart, on Boxing Day. The cough is driving me voice left here, either. said...

Jenny this card is beautiful. Every time I look at it I see something new. Hope you are feeling better now and can enjoy your cardmaking again jx