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









Sunday, March 29, 2015

THE OUTLAWZ COLOUR CHALLENGE


My card for The Outlawz Colour Challenge is made by using the picture below as inspiration.


I coloured the Bugaboo images, (Cute Easter Rabbit and Flower Water Cans - Daffodil Can) with my alcohol markers.


I also used the following from my hoarded stash:

white s base
black cs mat
three gems

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

VINTAGE EASTER


The Saturday challenge at The Outlawz was to create a vintage card.

I used a freebie vintage tag, a vintage image of Ester eggs, and distressed the edges.

The background paper is digital that I printed, and I cut out some of it to use in the bottom right hand corner.

I also used a deep red red cs mat, deep red ribbon and a die cut corner.  The little flowers are store bought.


Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter the following challenges:




THE OUTLAWZ SKETCH CHALLENGE


 This is the card I created for The Outlawz sketch challenge, where this was the sketch to follow:


I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen, and added Glossy Accents.


The base card is orange cs, and the background is shiny gold cs, that I embossed.

I added  ribbon and bow, and a brad around which I sewed some gold beads.
Thanks for visiting my blog today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:






CRAFTING BY DESIGNS - GUEST DESIGNER

I have the great honour of being one of the guest designers for the challenge that started over on the Crafting by Designs blog today, where the theme is 

FLOWERS WITH A TWIST 
(use FLOWERS make with dies, punches, etc)

and this is my card to inspire you to enter:


I merged two images on my card and they're from the Bugaboo Stamps store, 
 and coloured using alcohol markers.


The flowers are punched and embossed using this unique set

Floral punch mini-set FLP034 Flower-1
and this set

Floral punch jumbo set rose flower, FLP030

I love dimension they achieve:


I also useed the following from my hoarded stash to create this card:

white cs base
purple cs mat
corner punch
sewn on flower sequins and brads
double loop bow using satin ribbon

Click HERE to enter the challenge ... You could just be the winner of the prize sponsored by Lacey Sunshine.

Thanks for visiting todaay.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges




HAPPY HEALING


The challenge at the Outlawz for the Monday Greetings challenge is a get well /missing you card and is is my entry

This adorable little image is called Kidlet- Doctor from the Bugaboo Stamps store.

I positioned him sitting on a (free) clipart bandaid, and inside  bandaid and (pill border, and used alcohol markers for the colouring.  The sentiment was created in MS Word.


To create my card, I used the followng from my hoarded stas:

white cs card base
dark blue and medium blue  cs mats
sewn on glass seed beads


Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Sunday, March 22, 2015

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

This is my entry :


.... made according to this colour palette:


thanks for popping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:


What makes YOU happy?

That's the theme of the CAS challenge over at the Outlawz today, and I thought about it, and think that it' people you are comfortable in their own skins, happy to stand apart from a crowd, and those who don't blindly follow the masses.


My image is from A Day for Daisies and I coloured using alcohol makers


I used a quote as a sentiment and red polka dot ribbon and bow as an embellishment.

Thanks for dropping by.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges: