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Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Here in South Africa the weather is now starting to change - at last - and winter is on her way.  Although where I live in Durban on the east coast snow NEVER makes an appearance,I still love images of snow, and especially of the fun that children have in the snow.

This image featured on my card below, called Kai in the Snow, is certainly no exception.  

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen.  (I have discovered a way of successfully blending Copics and Spectrum Noir with each other- YAY!)

To make up my card I used the following from my stash
(from the card base upwards)

white CS card base
smooth white CS background (corners rounded)
textured pale turquoise CS background (corners rounded)
white CS cut with a die
white CS cut with a picket fence
three flourieshes cut with a die
one white slowflake cut with a die
mini paper flowers and sequins - hand sewn on with teeny tiny seed beads
I sewed on seed beads where the image shows tiny snowflakes

This card was specially created as my application for The Mo Manning Dream Team – Oh how I would LOVE to be on Mo’s Dream Team  - that would be one more personal goal achieved, not to mention the honour of being considered talented enough to serve on her team!
And because I love sharing my creations on my blog, I would like to add this card to the following challenges too:

FLOURISHES, TIMELESS TUESDAY, #218, IT’S ALL IN THE DATE ( My birth month is January so I have the colour blue and a ribbon)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


  1. Beautiful card, Jen! Love it, love it......except that you're expecting winter! Yikes! I'm just glad the cold is over with!

  2. This is beautiful, Jen! I love the color palette and the darling image! Wonderful coloring and added details!

  3. Jen, I know I told you how much I love your card--it is just fabulous! But I wanted to thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD, too! Hope to see you back here again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Beautiful card, Jen. As usual, your coloring is great. I can't hardly think of snow in May. Our temp was in the high 90 's yesterday and will be again tomorrow. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrappin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  5. So pretty! Fabulous colouring and I love the colour scheme too - gorgeous card with all the swirls and snow :)

  6. I love the colors and all the dies.. they are amazing!! Thanks a lot for playing along with our challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck! I hope to see you again for the next challenge!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  7. I love this beautiful card. Your coloring is fabulous and your card design is great. I love the colors you used together. Good luck.

  8. Beautifully creative. Great design, colours and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  9. Gorgeous Card and coloring! I'm finished with Winter!!! LOL! I still can't imagine not having Snow during my winter though. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with TTCRD this week.

  10. This is gorgeous (even if I AM so sick of winter, lol!)! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for another open paper challenge!
    Rene :D

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the die cut.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner. Hugs!

  12. WOW! What a stunning card. I saw it on MIM.

  13. WOW just stunning!!! Love the wonderful die cuts you have used. Awesome color choices as well!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. So sweeeet! Wonderful color. Thanks for playing with at stamp with fun.
    hugs Clarissa

  15. Beautiful card, good luck at your attempt to join the Mo Manning DT!
    Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week! Blessings, Adrienne, DT

  16. This image is a favourite of mine and I love the card you have created ... stunning.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



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