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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


This little lady visited my pencil this morning, and I thought she needed a little colour to bring her to life ...

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and white gel pen for the highlights.

All the edges have been lightly distressed to match the DP which is from Fabscraps (a South African company).
The embellishments are a strip of tulle gathered up into a semicircle, a paper rose and three stick on hearts. (The tulle is over 23 YEARS old and the rose at least 5 years old as I removed it from a farewell card I got when I left work in June 2007)

I arranged the elements according to today's sketch at The Outlawz :

  I have named this little cutie pie "Gwen" after my friend whose birthday it is today!

This image is not yet in the digistamps4Joy.co.za store, and will be included in an upcoming new release (check on Sunday ... who know - she could be there on Sunday!)

I would like to add the card to the following challenges too:
MY TIME TO CRAFT, #180, 'IT TAKES TWO' (two identical gem hearts)
OLDIE BUT GOODIE, 'ANYTHING GOES' (the tulle is from a wedding veil I made and beaded BEFORE my oldest son was born and he is turning 23 in two months time!)
USE IT TUESDAY, #32, 'USE TWO HOARDED ITEMS" (that's not difficult for Superhoarder - the tulle is 23 years old and the rose 5 years old)
KAREN'S DOODLES, #105, 'STITCH IT UP' (I gathered up the tulle with a needle and thread and hand stitched the tulle and the rose to the card)
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL CHALLENGE, #9, (I was inspired by the soft peachy pink of the ice cold fruit juice)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
South Africa


  1. This is gorgeous. Wish I lived closer for some colouring lessons with you.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. I think you get the award for oldest stash item used! LOL.... Your card is super cute, what a great image! Glad you joined us this week at UIT!

  3. This is beautiful I really love this so much

  4. ADORABLE and so very, very pretty! Precious image and love your coloring on her. The tulle is just the perfect addition for this lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Pin-spirational Challenges.

  5. Sweet image beautifully featured on your card. Saw it on MIM. Pat K.x

  6. (Also....thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Again, such a beautiful card!)

  7. What an adorable card!!!! You've had that tulle for 23 years!!! WOW!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!!!! Be sure to become a follower and come back again next Tuesday!!

  8. Very pretty card :) Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles for our "Stitch It Up" challenge.
    Fiona x

  9. Hi Jen.. Saw your card on MIM. I love your work and love the other cards you do too. Great cute little girl and love how you did the embellishments. Very cute and girly.

  10. A-dorable!!!! She's completely cute and I love the arrangement of your card too. The tulle looks fantastic. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  11. This is so cute! I think it's defenitely safe to say that the tulle is a hoarded item hahahaha! Thanks for playing along at UIT! ;)

  12. This is so gorgeously cute love this little girl and such beutiful colouring thanks for playing along at MTTC hus Judith x

  13. So happy to see you at {Pin}spirational challenge this week, hope to see you again next week!

  14. she is so cute! love your image and the colour and details are wonderful hugs Karen x

  15. Lovely - and the bit of tulle works wonderfully!
    Saw this on MIM!

  16. Beautiful work! Your coloring is just perfect. It's always fantastic to use OLD things, especially those pieces taken from other cards :) Fun, fun, fun!

    It was wonderful to see you share this with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges - Thank you!

    Lots of joy!

    PS - I would love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com as well!

  17. sweet card! So happy you joined us this week at {PIN}spirations!

  18. Big wow, Jen! Everuthing is so perfect. Love your image and color combo. So beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining our this week challenge at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back at our next challenge too :)
    Hugs, Eret

  19. Lovely card. Love the colours used. Gorgeous card!

    - Mel xx

  20. Super cute card. Great use of the tulle.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs x

  21. wonderful project -Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight for our anything goes challenge
    LISA X

  22. This is really beautiful and I love the pink and black colours together with the brown. Those hearts and that little tutu you've made makes it top notch. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  23. Thanks for joining our Distress It challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week, what an adorable image you created and lovely card too.

  24. What a lovely fin card I love the way you have used the pleated tulle behind the flower embellishment to echo the ballerina's tutu. Thank you for entering our make it girlie challenge at Ooh La La creations.

    Alli x

  25. Love your card, the image is totally fab and I love the shabby chic look you've created.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  26. aww, such a sweet image! She sure is LOVELY!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Alica ;)

    1. I must say u have a MAGICAL PENCIL which brings pictures 2 life:0)....
      Saw ur cute LADY @ MIM...Its awesome:)))


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