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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









Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge

 

 

This card was created as my DT inspiration for the Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge at The Outlawz that started today.

Here is the rhyme to inspire you

Daisy Time

See, the grass is full of stars,
Fallen in their brightness;
Hearts they have of shining gold,
Rays of shining whiteness.
Buttercups have honeyed hearts,
Bees they love the clover,
But I love the daisies' dance
All the meadow over.
Blow, O blow, you happy winds,
Singing summer's praises,
Up the field and down the field
A-dancing with the daisies.
 
The words "Hearts ..... shinng gold" inspired me to create my card with an image from the prize sponsor, Patties Creations.
 

 
The image is called  Hearts and Flowers and I coloured it with alcohol markers


To create my card, I also used
white CS base card
pink CS background
gold foil CS heart and corner die cuts
sewn on gold beads
gold cord bow

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Friday, April 9, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps : Freebie Friday

 

This week's freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is Sitting Cute

I coloured th image with alcohl markers


 and also the following to create this card:

blue CS base

white CS flag

blue CS mat

paint chip background

red cord

blue button

peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

 

The current challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Group has just started and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist, this one being

"use your favourite embellishment"

The prize sponsor is Jan's Digistamps, and my card features the image 

Signs of Autumn


 I coloured he image with alcohol markers and also used the following to create this card

white CS card base

orange CS mat

cream CS background

hessian trim

kraft tag

baker's twine

peel off sentiment

sewn on sequins, which are my favourite embellishment

Sequins are my all time favourite as I used to design, make and bead costumes for bellydancers, like the one below

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang


Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge

 

 

 

This is my DT card for the challenge at The Outlawz, starting today.

This is the song/rhyme to inspire you

Spring's Vivid Carnival

by Elizabeth Squires

Spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail

She'll be frocked up in the brightest attire

her floral shades so striking of detail

Gardens being clad by stunning avail

flowers displaying such a colorful shire

spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail

Every aspect of the rainbow there to sail

glorious blooms that we can admire

her floral shades so striking of detail

The wow factor e'er innate in her trail

a seasonal dressing of which we'll not tire

spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail

Great visuals she'll pleasingly nail

on paintings in a sensational palettes fire

her floral shades so striking of detail

Seeing what the fashion will entail

we'll be gobsmacked with is garb's quire

spring's vivid carnival shall soon prevail

her floral shades so striking of detail.

 


For the month of April our sponsor is P attie's Creations with a prize of 2 digital images,

and the image I used on my card is  

Gerber Daisy in Vase 

I coloured the image with alcohol markers and also used

white CS card base

orange CS mat

vermillion CS mat

white CS die cut

eyelet

raffia

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

Monday, March 29, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps : Anything But a Card

 

My DT project for Bugaboo Stamps today is a decorated money envelope featuring the Bugaboo Stamps images Kidz Boy Hearts and Kidz Girl with Heart

 The envelope was made on my envelope punch board, and I also used the following

blue dp

pink dp

white cs die cut

gems

organza bow

 

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

 

some news ... out with the new, back with the old (blog, that is)

 Yes, I am back using my old blog, as for some reason I can't get to post on my other one.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Anything But a Card - Bugaboo Stamps


I have made a birthday party invitation, featuring one of this week's new releases in the Bugaboo Stamps store, called Kidz Jack Birthday Cloud.

I created the invitation is MS Word, and inserted the image, printed, then coloured with Copics:



luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA