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, April 20, 2014

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: OHANA-CHO

Three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today, and the first of them is called 

OHANA-CHO

Here is the TAG I made using the image:



Here is a better look at the image that I coloured using Copics :


The embellished criss-cross envelope also contains a blank tag, for the giver to write a personal message for the recipient .

Supplies used on my project:

metallic lilac CS
lilac floral DP


punched borders
punched flowers
ready bought flowers
flat back pearls
ribbon
fibres
ric-rac




This image is available as jpeg and png versions, and also a pre-coloured version (the one used on this project)  

Thanks for visiting my blog today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD MY CARD TO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:



DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: JUST US

Three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today, and the first of them is  called 

JUST US 

Here is the card I made using the image:


I used Copics for the colouring


The following was raided from my stash to create my card

white CS base
pink CS mats
I stamped the script on the DP, using a clear stamp a and distress ink, sanded with a sandpaper block, water spritzed it and then sponged the edges with distress ink


There is also part of a diecut, diecut flourishes, and diecut rolled flowers (using an Impression Obsession die)
pearls, and gems on my card :


The sentiment is a peel-off.

The image is available as png and jpeg files, and also a pre-coloured version (the version you see on my card)

Thank for visiting my blog today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to add my card to the following challenges:


DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: ROSA

Three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today, and this one is called 

ROSA 

Here is the card I made using the image:



Here is a better look at the image that I coloured using Copics and a white gel pen:



The image is available in jpeg and png versions, and also this precoloured version


Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD MY CARD To THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES


Saturday, April 19, 2014

BUGABOO BINGO

Today's challenge at Bugaboo Stamps is BINGO :

20144AprilBingo

and this is my 'full house' card:


The Bugaboo image featured on my card is called  Love Monsters - and I coloured it with my Copics.


I added googly eyes and brads for a bit of fun.

(My recycled element is the crochet cotton that was soaked in muddy water in my recent flood - I rescued the ball from the bin and used some of it that wasn't too muddied)
punched corners and border
flower buttons
polka dots on the one monster

I have a full house!

Click here to enter your entry!

Thanks for visiting today.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA




Friday, April 18, 2014

AGAPANTHUS

I much prefer to see flowers as they grow on the bush/plant - it seems such a pity to cut them.  Amongst my favorites are agapanthus, the flowers featured on this card


The image is from the DoodLE Pantry store, and is called Agapathus  I coloured the image using Copics



 To create my background,I used the sentiment that comes with the image set, and placed in in random places and then coloured using extremely pale shades of Copic marker.


The image is matted on pale green CS, and I added Stickles, a  double ribbon bow and some pearls.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA




FREEBIE FRIDAY - BUGABOO STAMPS

This is the cute little images that you get to download, all week, FOR FREE,  PASELA & MAHALA

pasela ... South African-ism meaning 'gift'
mahala ... south African-ism meaning 'for free'

This is my card using the Freebie


I coloured the image with Copics, and cut it out with a die:


To create this card I used the following from my hoarded stash :

white CS card base
pink CS mt
pink/white embossed DP


pink flower sequins and bead, sewn on around die
diaper pin embellies


baby themed border trim


I added a flower under a pink glass pebble and used that as an embellishment too.

Click HERE to link to the Catch the Bug blog to find your way to the freebie download.

Thanks for visiting me today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to add my card to the following challenges

AS YOU LIKE IT, FAVOURITE STYLE OF STITCHING and WHY (i like real stitching – as a creator of bellydancers’ costumes, I LOVE stitching on my sequins and beads)

BLOG CANDY X 4 !!!!

My very talented online friend, Audrey has 4 sets of blog candy to give away HERE on her blog.

CANDY - HELP ME REACH 2000 FOLLOWERS:)

Above you can see just TWO!!!!

Check out her FB post here.

Become one of her followers - even sign up to follow her by email - she is such an inspiration - I think her days contain 48 hours each!

Who knows - you may just be a winner!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA