Welcome to my blog and thanks soso much for spending a little while peeping into my world

ARTS, BELLYDANCING, CRAFTS
BELLYDANCING, ARTS, CRAFTS
CRAFTS, BELLYDANCING, ARTS

whichever order I put them in, these are my passion!

... all from my little home studio in Durban, on the east coast of sunny South Africa!

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Saturday, December 16, 2017

Did Someone Say 'Ho' ?!



The challenge is to make a gatefold card this week and the sponsor is QKR Stampede, so I deecided to use one of the sponsor's images for my entry.  This one is called 'Old Lady'
 I used Copics, a white gel pen and Stickles to colour the image, and then fussy cut it for the front of my card.
I generated the sentiment in MS Word, and the flower was made from the corner rounded bits from my envelope pinch board..  (I think it looks a little like a white poinsettia)


This is the inside of the card

I love a cheeky card, and this one came out exactly as I planned it.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

Bugaboo Bingo Challenge


This week's challenge at the Catch the Bug blog  is Bingo:


My card features the image  Candy Cane Penguin that I coloured using Copics, a white gel pen and Stickles:


I also used the following for my card

white cs card base
blue cs mats
white css background, embossed and die cut
blue ribbon
pearls
peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Release : Bugaboo Stamps

My card features two of the new releases at Bugaboo Stamps today

I coloured the images with Copics and a white gel pen
I also used
white cardstock base
red cardstock mat
stickles
tartan ribbon
gems

luv' huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, December 11, 2017

Gift Box Tag - Bugaboo Stamps


I made a gift box using designer paper, and a gift tag to go with it.

The image on the tag is Bugaboo's Stamps' Ava Heart 
that I coloured with Copics and a white gel pen:

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN 
SOUTH AFRICA


Monday, November 6, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge


My card was made for The Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge which has a theme of 'decorate only one-third of your card front' this week.

To make my card I used:
 
white cs card base
white cs offcut background
organic trim
 
butterfly spangles, sequins and beads, sewn on  
peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Hope, Love and Encouragement

 
My card was made for The Outlawz Thursday Challenge which has a theme of 'hope, love, encouragement' this week.

To make my card I used:
 
white cs card base
digital sentiment
gold cs mat, freehand deckle cut
black cs diecuts
black cs mat, freehand deckle cut
 
sewn on sequins and beads 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

You're the Best!


My card was made for The Outlawz Saturday Challenge which has a theme of 'embellish it" this week.

To make my card I used:

white cs card base
precoloured image
pink cs mats
pink polka dot ribbon
pink gems
pink roses
corner punch
peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa