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









Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE OUTLAWZ

I made this card following the sketch at The Outlawz today


and this is the sketch


Here's a closer look:


To crate my card I used:

white cs base card
pink cs mats
sentiment
black and white dp
gems
pink daisy

Thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



HUMOR ME WEDNESDAY WITH BUGABOO STAMPS

Dis you know that 21 August (tomorrow) is Poet's Day?  and in my humble opinion, there is no wackier poet than Dr Seuss!  To l celebrate, I have made this easel card:


The front of my  card features a free clipart image of an instant camera , to which I have added Glossy Accents a gem, and a ribbon and bow


The Bugaboo image featured on my card is called Cat in the Hat - Youer than You, and I have coloured it using alcohol markers


Also used on my card are:

white cs base
red polka dot dp
blue cs mat
black cs mat
gems

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA






Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PRICK N STITCH / BEAD EMBROIDERY

I was feeling a little light headed and dizzy today (Meniere's) so I needed to do something while staying put in my chair ... this is what I created:


All the beads and sequins are hand sewn onto the cardstock




I have a cupboard filled to the brim  - beads, sequins, gems, trims, etc etc .... all from when I used to make a lot of belly dance costumes, so I have  a HUGE stash from which to choose ... almost like my own little store!

Also used on this card are

white cs base
orange cs mat
peel of sentiment - recoloured with a Sharpie

Thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:



LET'S HIT THE BEACH!

It's meant to be winter in Durban .... with 32C temps today, I would love to be at the beach!  

One of today's new releases at Bugaboo Stamps is this ooh la la bathing beauty used on my card:


I coloured with alcohol markers :


Also used on my card are :

white cs base
purple cs mat
white cs background cut on silhouette cameo
sewn on sequins and  beads
sentiment cut on silhouette cameo

Click HERE to find the image in the store

Thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:





Monday, August 18, 2014

HIGH HEELED ELEGANCE


Th image featured on my card is called High Heeled Silhouette and I coloured it using Copics:

There are gems adorning the shoes.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA




ANYTHING BUT A CARD MONDAY AT BUGABOO STAMPS


Today at Bugaboo Stamps we share non-card projects made using Bugaboo Stamps.  The image featured on my tag today is called Flower Block Names - Lily, and I coloured it using alcohol markers


The tag is made for the challenge over at "Tag You're It" where we were given this tag to CASE


My 'hello' word is a diecut.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA


Sunday, August 17, 2014

FASHIONISTA!


The image is from Mo Manning's store here  and she is coloured using alcohol markers:


To create my card I also used:

whit cs base
pink cs mats
blue gingham dp
fabric lace
ribbon and bow
sewn on sequins and beads

Thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:
CORROSIVE CHALLENGES, ‘B’ UNIQUE (BUTTERFLIES, BLING, BOW, BERRY, BEADS)
FUSSY AND FANCY, BINGO (STITCHING, LAVENDAR, LACE)