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









Monday, September 22, 2014

BLOG CANDY!

My South African crafting friend, Ursula, has candy on her blog!


Isn't that awesome!  My eyes keeping drifting to the gorgeous colours of those beautiful roses ...... 

mmmmmmmm ......

I hope I am one of the winners! 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

CAS LOVE


I cropped a free image from the internet and matted it onto blue cs.

For my sentiment I used a charm:


Also used for my card are
white cs base
gems

thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA



Saturday, September 20, 2014

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: DOCTOR


Three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy today.

The one on my card above is called

DOCTOR

and it’s coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen.

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 my hand-coloured version (used on my card).

DoctorDoctor (coloured)

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

white cs base
blue cs mat
heart rate graph image as bg paper
sentiment - made on computer
ribbon, bow and sequin flower centre


Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges


DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: WINDY DAY


Three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy today.

The one on my card above is called

WINDY DAY

and it’s coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen.



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 my hand-coloured version (used on my card).

Windy dayWindy day (coloured)

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

white cs base
green cs mats
background image printed then paper spritzed


sewn on metal bead caps and seed beads

The sentiment is on a separate card, tucked into and glued behind the main card (on the front) so there is a secret little place to write an additional message.  The little card is held closed by a velcro stickie - I disguised the one side as a flower centre.




Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang

DIGISTQMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: CHEF GIUSEPPE



Three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy today.

The one on my card above is called

CHEF GIUSEPPE

and it’s coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen.



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 my hand-coloured version (used on my card).

Chef GuiseppeChef Guiseppe (coloured)

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

white cs base
blue card mats
blue gingham dp
chef theme dp
turquoise ribbon
sentiment (my own) cut with a round punch


Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang

A NEW CHALLENGE AT BUGABOO STAMPS


Today's challenge is 
BINGO!

and this is my card I made using the bottom line from this Bingo card


The Bugaboo image on my card is called  Bugaboo Brat Boy Bugs and I coloured it using alcohol markers:



Also used to make my card are

white cs card base
blue cs mats

kraft cs mats (one piece with dry embossing)
digital srntiment
dp flags
printed dp


brads
twine


corner punch


Click here to link to the challenge, and just by entering your creation, you could win one of the awesome prize packages!  I can't wait to see your entry!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN

Friday, September 19, 2014

WEDDING CARD WITH RECYCLED ELEMENT


The diecut used on this card is made from a polystyrene food container:


It compresses and cuts beautifully, and has a lovely shine.

Also used to create this card are:

white cs base
pink cs background
roses
sewn on sequins and beads
satin ribbon and bow
pearls


The sentiment was made by using a store-bought round sentiment, around which I added some gather up lace.

Thnaks for popping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter the following challenges: