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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









Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEW RELEASE AT BUGABOO STAMPS

This card was made with one of the new releases from Bugaboo Stamps today:


The image (the 'friends' word  art) was coloured using Copics and the 'forever' was added later.

I added the two layered flowers with pearl centres and the blue CS mat.

Click HERE to see all of today's new releases.

Thanks for visiting me today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, April 21, 2014

I toadally frogot....

This little birthday card (belated) for a boy features an image from A Day for Daisies .....


I used Copics for the colouring and a white gel pen for the detailing:

His eyes have been doubled heat embossed with UTEE and I added Glossy Acents on his 'toes'.

The sentiment is my own, the corners are punched and the mat is green CS.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA


SUPREME SCRAP AND CARD TOURNAMENT 2015 - MONOGRAM CHALLENGE

To pre-register for the 2015 Supreme Scrap and Card Tournament, you need to create a monogram to be used as your avatar - 

Well - I tried ........


two layers of a cereal box glues together - drew a freehand "J" - cut it out - covered in DP - sanded edges - distressed edges - distressed inked the DP - splashed on water

Then it was ready for the embellishments:
flower attached with an eyelet

antique lace sewn on and embellished with sequins and beads


punched and eyeletted lace detail


'antique' gem


This monogram is so 'me' - old soul - bling - little bit of country and little bit of rock n roll.

I hope this is acceptable to the judges and gets me pre-registered for the tournament.

Thanks for visiting me today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

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