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Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I am proud to announce that I have been selected for a second DT term at Let's Scrap!!!  I simply love the wonderful friendships I have formed there and the tutorials are so helpful!  There are soooooooo many layout and card sketches to choose from, and to me, it's particularly enjoyable to make a card using a sketch for a single or double page layout!

This card is my DT application project, and is made according to sketch    1-1-14 for the challenge that started today.

To create this card I used Graphic 45 paper as a start - the violet card provided the inspiration for the colour palette and the rest of the papers and embellishments I used.  I distress cut by hand, chalked the edges, and matted on kraft CS.

Then I found some free sheet music on the www printed it onto cream CS and attempted to get it to look the same as the lilac card by matting  kraft CS, scoring, inking and using Copics colouring:

I then found a free image of violets on www and coloured it using Copics and Graph'It markers, to match the colours of the violet card :

To complete the card, I used an offcut of Bo Bunny paper, some more kraft CS mats, washi tape, hand sewing, diecuts and sewn on flowers beads and sequins:

The challenge is sponsored by Digistamps 4 Joy.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


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

SHOPPING OUR STASH, #132, USE THE LAST OF SOMETHING (the striped DP was the last of a very treasured sheet )


  1. What a beautiful card ,love the graphic papers and pretty design
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  2. Jen your card is gorgeous! The purple and kraft together...love it!
    Congrats on your DT assignment and thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Jen, this is beautiful. I love all that purple. Congrats on your second term with Let's Scrap. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at Digi Darla.

  4. Beautiful details,Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 Denyse x

  5. Lovely card, Jen. So beautifully coloured and the embellishments are gorgeous. No wonder it caught my eye on MIM. Wishing you a brilliant 2014.
    Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Lovely vintage looking card. Would like to know where you found the free sheet music & violets image.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. I usually google "free ....." and then check the site to see that it's free and then save to free file on my computer. So sorry, the origins are unknown in this case.

  7. This is gorgeous! I would absolutely LOVE to have you stop by and share in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday - always Anything Goes (family friendly). Your sweet art would be a very welcome addition and I hope to see you soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Jen this is lovely, the violets are coloured beatifully. Thank you for joining us on
    Cards Galore EncoreAnything Goes Challenge#1

  9. Beautiful card, love everything about it, the purple and kraft together is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at SOS for the use the last of somthing.

  10. Congratulations on your DT Spot! Your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. The tiny thumbnail at MIM caught my eye -and now in the larger format I can see it is gorgeous. THe color choices, detail, and vintage look are wonderful. My goal is to create a card like this some day!
    By the way, we had a wonderful trip to S Africa a few weeks ago - J'Berg-Kruger Park.

  12. Beautiful card! I love your choice of Patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Café. Amy A.,DT

  13. This is gorgeous! Congrats on your new DT position! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Kraft Journal!♥

  14. This is Gorgeous! Love how you put the song on the card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  15. WOW lovely, amazing card with sooo much detail and congrats on the DT call!! Thanks for playing with us at Perfectly Rustcis this time!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  16. Beautiful! Love all the layering and the distressing! Thank you for participating in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

  17. Love all the tones of purple that you have used on this card. Thanks for joining us a Perfectly Rustics.

  18. Amazing card! I love the flower, such wonderful detail. Thank you for joining us a Perfectly Rustics. Jayne


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