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Monday, January 21, 2013

THE OUTLAWZ Greeting Card Challenge

Today's challenge at The Outlawz is an "Anything Goes" Challenge, and the only stipulation is that you have a sentiment on the front of your card.

This weeks's sponsor is Digistamps 4 Joy, and here is my inspiration for you, using a Digistamps 4 Joy image called "Protea"

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen, fussy cut it and mounted it on a kraft cardstock diecut.  Here is a better look at the image:

Now, for the majority of the followers of my blog, let me explain the sentiment :

A "Suikerbossie" ("Sugarbush") is the national flower of South Africa. It's also a term of endearment that could be translated as "sweetie".   "Suikerbossie ek wil jou he" (Sugarbush, I Want You So) is a traditional song of South Africa.

The sentiment is the words of the song (in Afrikaans) and translated they mean …

“Sugarbush, I want you so

Sugarbush, I want you so

Sugarbush, I want you so
What will your mother want to say?”

So, in essence, this card expresses


I can't wait to see your entries for the challenge!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:


  1. Thank you for explaining the sentiment, that was very interesting. Your flower is gorgeous, such beautiful colors!

  2. WOW this is awesome Jen and thanks for the S. African flower lesson ... very interesting and very pretty!! HUGS from COLD OHIO, USA!

  3. Fabulous design, Jen, and your coloring on that South African flower is amazing.

    Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge blog this month.

    Blessing hugs,

  4. FABULOUS..love the details and the four corner blings. Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

  5. lovely card jan and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  6. Pretty work thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  7. wow what a beautiful card, I don't think I've ever seen that flower before. Its really dramatic and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  8. I think this is just so beautiful, Jen! Love the wonderful coloring, the die cut, design & embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Beautiful card Jen, love the colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck x


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