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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









Thursday, December 18, 2014

A VINTAGE THEMED EXPLOSION BOX


This was made for a client, who wanted to give money as a gift, but didn't want to use a boring old envelope.

I created the box lid out of heavy cardstock, and printed the image onto textured cardstock, use a red cs mat, washi tape, gems and a luxurious satin bow:


The base of the box is a single layer, with a Christmas themed dp layer, 




In the bottom of the base I added an envelop (made using the envelope punch board) and the same wide ribbon that, when tied, would cause the sides of the base to 'explode' when the lid was lifted off.  The envelope will contain the money.



Feedback that I received yesterday was that the recipient was extremely happy.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

WEDNESDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE OUTLAWZ

This is the sketch this week:


and this is my interpretation:


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

white cs base card
pink cs mat
striped dp


the flower was created by sticking on individual petals
sewn on silver beads for the centre
diecut butterfly and gems


the sentiment is a peel off

Thanks for popping by today.

lv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

A COLOUR CHALLENGE AT THE OUTLAWZ




The inspiration photograph this week at The Outlawz colour challenge is this one, and the twist is to use tartan fabric.  So this is my interpretation:

To create my card I used stuff from my stash:

white CS base card
blue cs mat
white cs background
tartan ribbon
red cs flag
gold cs, scored on scoreboard and made into a rosette
green button
white button red gem
digital sentiment, with blue cs mat

Thanks for visiting my bog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



Monday, December 15, 2014

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: NATASHA


Another four of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy, and the one featured on my card above is called

NATASHA

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and fussy cut it :



To create my card I used the following:

white cs base
blue cs mat
butterfly dp
white cs diecut
buttons
sentiment peel off
the roses were cu freehand and rolled

This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format, as well as a pre-coloured image (that I have used on my card)

NatashaNatasha (coloured)

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: JANUARY WORD



Another four of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy, and the one featured on my card above is called

JANUARY WORD

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and used it on a January 2015 calendar page.

This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format, as well as a pre-coloured image (that I have used on my card)

January wordJanuary word (coloured)

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

ANYTHING BUT A CARD AT BUGABOO STAMPS

Here is a little money wallet/folder that was one of the delightful projects I made at a card workshop recently:


The Bugaboo image featured is called Dog Heart Topper and I coloured it with alcohol markers.
The heart has a layer of Glossy Accents.


My wallet has concertina sides and a place to slip in a bank note or two:



To create this, I used

white cs
floral dp
striped dp
buttons

Thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Challenges entered:




HAPPY HOLIDAYS - A NEW CHALLENGE AT SQUIGGLEFLY

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

That's the theme of the new challenge at Squigglefly today,and this is my card to inspire you to join us:


This gorgeous image is from artist Sal Schiebe and is called Christmas Elf, and of course, it's available in the Squigglefly store!

I coloured it using alcohol markers and a white gel pen:


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

white cs base
pink and blue cs mats
punched snowflakes
tag for the sentiment
pink satin ribbon

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

Thanks for visiting me today.

luvn huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Challenges I entered: