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 29 January 2019


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

Darnell that lives over the pond is holding a surprise Blog Hop so that we all may Congratulate Miss Di on 7 Years of running the

I first encountered this challenge from visiting my Dear Friend
 Sue J.
She was posting some great creations made with lots of left over elements from other cards.
 So I popped over to the
 PIXIES SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND CHALLENGE where our lovely Miss Di encourages you to use up your snippets making a creation so you don't waste anything.
It can be anything you want to create not just a card as long as it made with at least one snippet item or more if you would like.
Miss Di and her lovely helper Parsnip have been running the challenge for 7 years after taking it over from the lovely Jules.
We have freat fun, and games just like being back at school in the playground

So DARNELL has organised this Blog Hop for us to say Thank You for all your hard work involved with this great challenge.
I haven't managed to enter this wonderful challenge lately as my husbands health issues, and house renovations have made crafting a bit hit and miss lately.
Another reason was getting ready for alterations to the house I had to put all my craft items away in boxes, and be very strong, and throw away my boxes, and boxes of snippets I had collected over the years, but happily I found a small box I had missed so I made this card.
Everything on the front of the card is a snippet even the lace, and flowers the only new item is the card base which I made, and the paper inside.


This is a 5"x7" tent style card I made.
The main card image is a snippet of Hunkydory card.
The lovely gold rainbow mirri card is also a snippet.

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

I am entering this into the following blog hop and challenges. 

Wednesday 23 January 2019


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

I thought I would just pop on to mention to anyone that doesn't know that there will be no.
this month because Maureen is having a knee replacement surgery.
The RUDOLF CHALLENGE will be back on the 25th of February 2019.

I am having my new heaters put in on Friday so it's all go getting everything ready for the work to be done.
Couldn't be worse weather too for turning off your heating as we have to turn them off 2 days before hand to let them cool down ready for installation of new ones.
Hoping all gets back to normal next week.

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

Thursday 17 January 2019


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

It's time for the start of another challenge over at 
Donna is our lovely host for this fortnight, and she would like to see a heart on your creations please.
The challenge runs from today till the 30th of January and closes at 6PM GMT.
Please go over to the challenge blog to see my lovely Team B friends, and there wonderful creations, and  we also have the lovely Christine on Team B now as she has changed teams.
Christine ,and I started our blogs the same week encouraged by a good blog friend of ours that no longer blogs.

So here is my card which I made for my Son's Anniversary in March.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
The card stock used is Hunkydory, and also the paper inside.
This card has a lovely gloss to it.
I die cut the heart aperture, and then added a die cut that looks like lace all around the inside of the Heart, this is a straight die cut, which I cut to fit the Heart.
The flower I made out of the same card and inked the edges.
The butterfly was up-cycled from a card given to me.

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

Sunday 13 January 2019


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

I am trying to get back to blogging ,and crafting, but with all my craft items in boxes waiting for my new heaters to be installed it's quite difficult.
I have managed to make a few Birthday cards for my family who have Birthdays this month with Hunkydory items that I could find.
Also a card for my DT on Thursday, but guess what I can't find the camera lead to the computer, after looking in I don't know how many boxes.
I remember putting it away safely, but where............... LOL.

I noticed the Allsorts challenge this week is Milestones with Numbers so as I have a card I made for my Daughter's work colleague back last year, and haven't shown yet I thought I would join in.

This is a 8"x8" size card.
The card stock, images, and the papers used are Hunkydory.
I put lots of post cards in the pockets inside for their individual greetings, and signing.
Cut out lots of die cuts of Happy Birthday, and 40th, and glued them together to make them stand out more.
The lovely little Butterflies are made by Wendy L our Team Leader at Moving Along With The Times challenge bog.

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.

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.

Tuesday 1 January 2019


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

Thank you so much for your visits throughout 2018 especially this last couple of months when I couldn't visit you.
I really appreciate your support, and your lovely comments, and also get well wishes for hubby.

The kitchen is all finished now, and I have managed to just about get everything back into cupboards.
My craft room is still in boxes waiting for the New Heater to be fitted in the New Year.
I have had to get rid of my old very big desk, and buy a smaller one to accommodate the new heater.
It has been a good thing as my craft room needed a over haul, and tidy up, but it's been a lot of hard work, and being ruthless with crafting items I have had for many moons.
I can't wait to get crafting again, and blogging as it seems so long now since I have had chance to visit you all.
Mind you when it's all back together again do you think I will find anything???????

So I digress my main aim today is to wish everyone  A very Happy, Health, New Year.

Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.