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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, July 25, 2021

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge



 My DT card for The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes challenge for the next two weeks is based on this rhyme to inspire you

 

Rain Rain Go Away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Brother wants to play
Rain, rain, go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Sister wants to play
Rain, rain, go away
Rain, Rain, go away
Come again another day
All the family wants to play
Rain, rain, go away.
 
The prize sponsor for the challenge is CC Designs, who provided the image for my card


You can find the challenge here
 
luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang
 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

 

The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays challenge for the next fortnight is 

Anything Goes, with an optional twist of Christmas in July

My DT card features an image from Dr Digi

and was coloured with alcohol markers


I also used the following to create my card

white CS card base, red CS mat, digital paper background, plaid ribbon, little bell, gems, Christmas ribbon sentiment


luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

The Outlawz Challenge : Subday Songs & Rhymes

 

 

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge for the coming fortnight calls for you to create with this poem as inspiration


 My DT card features two images from the prize sponsor, Sheepski Designs

I used alcohol markers to colour the images


as well as the following to create my card

white CS card base, black CS mat, yellow CS embossed background, hexagon die cuts, digital sentiment


luv;n huggz, Jen Leeflang



Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenge

 

The new challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Group has just started and this time, the optional twist is 

Twisted Easel Card

Our prize sponsor is 

Dr Digi's

 

I used alcohol markers to colour the image

as well as the following to create my DT card

white CS card base, background paper make with distress ink and washi tape, ribbon, paper roses. gems

The sentiment is made with the WRMK mini alphabet punch board.

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang



Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Outlawz Song & Rhymes Group : New Challenge

 

The new challenge over at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes group has just started and this is the rhyme to inspire you

Warning
Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


 The prize sponsor, Sheepski Designs, is where you can find the image used on my card 

I used alcohol markers to colour the image, as well as the following to create my card:

white CS card base / red CS mat / purple foile CS background, embossed / die cuts / rose fabric trim / ribbon / sewn on sequins and beads

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang



Saturday, June 19, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps : Freebie Friday

 


This week's freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is Monkey Pirate Shovel, and this is my DT card featuring ths cutie.


I coloured the image with alohol markers, and also used the following to create this card:

white cardstock card base, red cardstock mat, black cardstock corners, buttons, 

peel off sentiment

Click here to link to the Bugaboo Stamps store to find your freebie.

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

 

The new challenge for the next two weeks has just started at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Group, and as always, is Anything Goes with an optional twist which this time is

EMBOSSING

My DT card features an image from the sponsor, Star Stampz


Website ~ http://starinmypocket.net
Etsy Digi Shop ~ http://starstampz.etsy.com
Facebook Page ~ https://www.facebook.com/starstampz
FB Group ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/755491167893180/

I used alcohol markers to colour it, as well as the following to create my card

white CS card base / green CS mat / white CS embossed background / red CS diecut / red roses / red ribbon and sewn on butterfly spangles and beads

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Group : New Challenge

 

Te new challenge in The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes group has just started, and this is the song to inspire you

By the beautiful sea:

Words by Harold Atteridge, Music by Harry Carroll

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,
You and I you and I, oh! How happy we'll be,
When each wave comes a rolling in,
We will duck or swim, and we'll float and fool around the water.
Over and under, and then up for air,
Pa is rich, Ma is rich, so now what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea.
 
My DT card features an image from the prize sponsor 

 
I used alcohol markers to colour the image, as well as the following to create my card
 
white cs card base / red CS mats / 2 different DPs / ribbon / knotted twine
 
The sentiment is from the sponsor.
 
Click here to link to the group challenge.
 
luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang
 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday

 

This week's freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is Beach Monkey Fish.

I used the image, coloured with alcohol markers, on a Father's Day card



I also ised the following to create this card:

white CS card base / brown CS flag / blue CS mat / buttons / digital sentiment

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Outlawz Challenges : New Twisted Thursday Challenge

 

As always, the Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz is 'anything goes' with an optional twist, which for this challenge is

FOR HIM

My DT card features an image from the sponsor, 

STAR STAMPZ


Website ~ http://starinmypocket.net
Etsy Digi Shop ~ http://starstampz.etsy.com
Facebook Page ~ https://www.facebook.com/starstampz
FB Group ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/755491167893180/

 that I coloured with alcohol markers


I also used the following to create my card:

white cs card base / orange and black cs mats / gems / paper rose / digital sentiment


luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Outlawz : Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge

 

The New Songs & Rhymes challenge at The Outlawz has just started and this is my DT card, inspired by the rhyme:

The World Cup

The world's abuzz with soccer
Though I couldn't give a hoot.
I wouldn't even have a clue
For which team I should root.
The bars are packed with rousing fans;
I don't begrudge their cheers,
But I prefer a tennis match
To savor with my beers.
I'd also watch the Yankees play
'Cause baseball's what I know,
Though baseball-haters claim the game's
Inordinately slow.
So while the teams do battle
With the World Cup as the prize,
I'll find a book or other show
To occupy my eyes.
 
Our prize sponsor is 

  
who provided the image for my card.

 
I coloured the image with acohol markers and also used the following to create my card:

white CS card base / black CS tag background / twine / cord / the sentiment is my own, created in MS Word

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

Friday, May 28, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps : Freebie Friday

 

Deacon Cake is this week's freebie at Bugaboo Stamps!

I coloured the image with alcohol markers

 

and also used the following to create my card:

white CS card base

blue CS die cut

white CS die cut

sentiment die cut

red pom poms

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang



Sunday, May 23, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps : Stella Says Sketch

 

Bugaboo Stamps' Stella Says Sketch challenge #911 has just started and this is the sketch to follow


My DT card features the Bugaboo Stamps image Heels Polka Dots  that I coloured using alcohol markers.

I also used the following to create my card

white CS card base / blue CS mats / 2 different DP / lace / peel off sentiment / peel off flowers / Stickles

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang


 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Bugaboo Stamps : Freebie Friday

 

My DT card for Bugaboo Stamps today features the freebie Friday image,

 Chef Pierre Wine that I cooured with alcohol markers


I also used the following for my card

red CS card base

black CS mat

digital sentiment

whiter ribbon


luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

 

 

The current challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday group has started, and this time the optional twist is 

"paper flowers"

Our prize sponsor, Sheepski Designs, is the artist of the Unicorn image I have used on my card.


I used alcohol markers to colour the image


as well as the following

white CS card base / pink and blue CS mats / floral DP / pink paper roses / punched pink flowers / gems / digital sentiment

luv'n huggz, Jen Leeflang

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge

 

The new challenge at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes group has just started 

and this is the little rhyme to inspire you

Baby animals
Soft and sweet.
Tiny mouths,
Eyes still asleep.

Some have feathers
Some have fur
So brand new
They hardly stir.

Baby animals
Oh so small,
Come in spring.
We love them all!

My DT card features an image by the sponsor Sherry West Art

I coloured the image with alcohol markers


and also used the following to create this card

white CS card base

corner rounder

twine

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

Bugaboo Stamps : New Challenge

 

The new challenge at the Catch the Bug blog has jus started, and always it's Anything Goes!

My DT card features the image

Ava Flower Patch

 that I coloured with alcohol markers.


 I also used the following to create this card

white CS card base

pink CS mat and die cut

striped pink DP

sewn on sequins and beads

Click here to link to the challenge

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

Sunday, May 9, 2021

 

The current Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Sketch challenge has just started and this is the sketch t follow:

MyDT card featuresthe Bugaboo Stamps image Rose Tag that I coloured with alcohol markers

I also used the following to create my CAS card

white CS card base

white gel pen

Stickles

peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz 

Jen Leeflang


Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenge

 

The next fortnight's challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Group has just started, and the theme is Anything Goes, with an optional twist of using something that starts with the first letter of your mother's name.

My card features tulips, as she was born in The Netherlands. I have used Tulip Border, an image from the sponsor, Sheepski Designs.


I also used the following to create this card

white CS card base

black CS mat

red and black CS die cut sentiment, layered

gems

You will find the challenge here

 luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The Outlawz Songs and Rhymes Challenge

 

Sunday's Songs and Rhymes challenge for the next fortnight has just started and we are sponsored by Sherry West Art.

 This is the poem we've chosen to inspire you


The Frog

Be kind and tender to the Frog,
   And do not call him names,
As ‘Slimy skin,’ or ‘Polly-wog,’
   Or likewise ‘Ugly James,’
Or ‘Gape-a-grin,’ or ‘Toad-gone-wrong,’   
   Or ‘Billy Bandy-knees’:
The Frog is justly sensitive
   To epithets like these.
No animal will more repay
   A treatment kind and fair;
At least so lonely people say
Who keep a frog (and, by the way,   
They are extremely rare).

The image on my DT card is Best Friends Boys

and it's coloured using alcohol markers


 I fussy cut the image and also added the following to create my card

white CS card base

blue and green stitched rectangle diecuts

5 blue buttons 

peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang