Welcome to my blog and thanks soso much for spending a little while peeping into my world

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









Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A BASKET OF FLOWERS


 The background, sentiment and flower basket are all printed digitally onto the base card, and I added roses, leaves a bow and a charm:


This card is my entry into the CAS challenge over at The Outlawz today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



FOR A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER




I created my card by layering various digital elements, printed it and added:

white cs base
brown cs mat
a digital sentiment from  Create with TLC

thank for looking.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA



THE RIGHT SHOES!


The Greeting card challenge at The Outlawz this week calls for polka dots and a sentiment,

I coloured the Lynne Stansbery image with alcohol markers and a white gel pen:

My card has the following from my hoarded stash:

white s base
black cs mat
a large gem embellishment with bad embroidery around it


Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa


THE OUTLAWZ COLOUR CHALLENGE



My card is made according to this palette over at The Outlawz today:


To create this card, I layered a couple of digital elements and then started to add:

feather to the bird
sewn on flower sequins and beads


hand cut pattern paper leaves
ribbon and bow

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA



BUGABOO STAMPS :: NEW RELEASE :: MEET CHARLIE!


This cute pooch image is called Charlie  Birthday and is available in the Bugaboo Store HERE.  I coloured him using alcohol markers and a white gel pen, and printing him on a pawprint background.


The sentiment is my own, printed on a bone shaped template.

I added a diecut and embossed layered flower with a pearl centre. 

Thanks for popping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen LeEflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Friday, May 1, 2015

FEELING SKETCHY CHALLENGE #120

It's 1 May, and time to share with you the DT inspiration card I made for the 
Feeling Sketchy Challenge #120


following the sketch for this challenge:


As you can see, I rotated the sketch a quarter turn to the right, and my card features an image from a cd that is available in the store of or fabulous sponsor, Polkadoodles.

I printed the image of Goldi with her 3 bears onto a precoloured background of a little cottage door, and coloured her with alcohol markers and a white gel pen


I also used the following from my stash to create my card:

white cs base
blue cs mats
patterned paper background
patterned paper diecut
3 roses
white satin ribbon and bows

Click HERE to add your creation too the linky on the Feeling Sketchy Challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TUTORIAL WEDNESDAY AT BUGABOO STAMPS

On the last Wednesday of the month we share an easy tutorial with you at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog.

Today,  I share an easy way to 'chalk' your diecuts for that finished and professional look, without having to g to the expense of buying numerous colours of those costly chalks.

For this tutorial I have used Dilbert Duck, from the Bugaboo Stamps store.





BTW : this technique will work with stencils as well as on the edges of  cardstock too.

Thanks for dropping by!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA