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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, July 23, 2016

BUGABOO STAMPS' SATURDAY CHALLENGE

My card today is for Bugaboo Stamps Saturday challenge this week, which is a photo inspiration challenge, and this is the photograph from which you will get your inspiration:


My card features the Bugaboo Stamps image called Lighthouse.

To create my card, I printed a free image background of the beach sunset scene, altered so that it is a little paler.  The original coloured background image was also printed, and then the lighthouse image from Bugaboo Stamps was overprinted onto that.

I fussy cut the lighthouse and coloured it using alcohol markers.

The lighthouse image was stuck on over the paler background.  

The sentiment is digital, printed and made into a tag.

Click HERE to join us over at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog, enter your project, and you could be one of the lucky winners next week.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA


CHRISTMAS ANGEL : CONIE FONG


This beautiful Christmas Angel is  available in the Conie Fong Art and Design store

I merged the image with Christmas poinsettia paper before printing and colouring with alcohol markers

 As embellishments I used several punched and embossed poinsettia flowers, and some feather diecuts that I coloured and fringe cut.

I also sewed on some sequins and beads, as well as a ribbon bow.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Friday, July 22, 2016

A DAY FOR DAISIES : JULY CLUB KIT : WEEK TWO

My DT card for the second week of showcasing the July Club Kit from a Day for Daisies features two of the gorgeous images called Fancy Hair Fairy and Vintage Bird Clock that I coloured using alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Stickles.

On the left hand flap of the card I have added the fairy, partially fussy card, so she breaks the plane (extends beyond the border of the card
The clock image, merged with a digital sheet music background has been added to the right hand flap of the card

I simply adore the  cuckoo clock image as my mom has an almost identical one in her home.  Hers is an authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clock that she and my dad received as a wedding gift over 50 years ago



The clock reminded me of the lovely music called "Dance of the Hours" by Amilcare Ponchielli - remember the ostrich ballerinas in Disney's Fantasia? 

Watch it here

 
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, July 21, 2016

VINTAGE STYLE VACATION CARD

I used a freebie image from Create with TLC

merged with with various digital elements and created this card.

I used the following
white cs card base, distressed
 vintage style digital background

vintage tickets, distressed

vintage postage stamp and luggage tag
twine

diecut (distressed) and pearl

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA



BUGABOO STAMPS : OLDIE BUT GOODIE

My Bugaboo Stamps card today features two older Bugaboo images : JJ Shopping - So Much Plastic and JJ Shopping - Shopping Diva.

Aren't these ladies just the ultimate diva's?

Ii merged the images and the sentiment before printing and colouring using alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Stickles:


Also used to create this card are the following:

white cs card base
digital credit card background 
ribbon 
a sewn on sequin and bead

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HOT ENOUGH FOR YA - SUMMER BIRTHDAY

Today I have a kiddie's birthday card to share with you, featuring one of this month's new releases, AKV Sketchy Pool, over at Bugaboo Stamps.

To create the card I use various digital elements merged with the image, before I printed and coloured with alcohol markers.
These are what I also used to create this card:

white cs card base
black cs mat
yellow ribbon

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BUGABOO STAMPS' NEW RELEASE : CHRISTMAS BIRD


One of today's new releases in the Bugaboo Store is this ever-so-cute Christmas bird that I merged with digital background paper and a sentiment before printing and colouring.

With Glossy Accents on his eyes and Stickles on his hat, I think he is adorable and will use him for many of my Christmas cards later this year.

I also used red ribbon, green cord and a red cs mat on a white cs card base.

Click here to go to all July's new releases in the Bugaboo Store - and best of all, there is a SALE there too!


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA