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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









Monday, April 20, 2015

MINI SWEET TREAT BOX


I run a small monthly creative papercrafts workshop in Durban, South Africa, and on 2 May we will be making this BOX, as one of the six projects I have planned.

To create it I designed this box, made from 20cm x 20cm blue cardstock.  I have a piece of pattern paper on the from and back, as well as a sentiment printed onto cream cardstock.  It is decorated with two x 3 layer diecut flowers with pearl centres.

The top of the box has been punched and has a ribbon holding it closed.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leefang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

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BLACK AND WHITE, 3X3


I run a small monthly creative papercrafts workshop in Durban, South Africa, and on 2 May we will be making this card, as one of the six.

To create it I used a 1½" circle punch to cut 8 circles of black and white patterned paper, as well as a round sentiment.

They were popped up on foam blocks in a 3 x 3 pattern, onto black cardstock with the corners rounded.  I used a white cs base.

I am sure my ladies will enjoy making it, as it is quick, easy, and will be great for both men and women alike.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

 I would like to enter these challenges:


ANYTHING BUT A CARD MONDAY WITH BUGABOO STAMPS


To show you how versatile Bugaboo Stamps are, I have used the image called 
5 flowers on a petite tote goodie/gift bag made of plain white cardstock.

The image was coloured using alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Glossy Accents,


I also used a purple cs mat and lilac gems around the  handle.

Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:


Sunday, April 19, 2015

CAS BUT DOODLED


The CAS challenge at The Outlawz today is "Do Something Different".  Now that's kind of hard for me because I like to try my hand at everything.  What I have never done, however, is to use my doodling on a card, using a white gel pen on black cardstock.

Difficult to see but I have also added

gems                Glossy Accents            pearl heart


Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:



STELLA SAYS SKETCH

Bugaboo's Stella has another sketch challenge for us and this is my DT card (featuring one of the images from Mini Set - Winter Bears) to inspire you:

made according to this sketch (rotated)


I coloured the image using alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Stickles:


To create my card I used:

white cs base
digital background
red diecut with gems
sewn on starsequins
gold ribbon.

Click HERE to link to the challenge!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

OLD, NEW AND BLUE


My image is frm the A Day for Daisies store, and I have coloured it with alcohol markers


I have also used the following

white cs base
two colour of bkue cs mats
heart die cut, embellished with pearls embedded in Glossy Accents:


sewn on shell sequins, seed beads and pearls

as well a a sentiment (my own and a satin ribbon and bow

Thanks for visiting me today

Luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:







COME AND PLAY BINGO WITH US AT BUGABOO STAMPS



Today we have a BINGO challenge for you at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog, and this is the board:

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I chose Bugaboo image/texture/three layers for my gate fold card, and the front of it features 
and it's coloured using alcohol markers.  I have used two cs mats (for that's three layers)


For the texture I have added a feather and gem to his party hat


some star sequins



and sparkly glass mosaic tiles


I have also added an image or two to the inside





Click HERE to link to the challenge.

thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA