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, October 21, 2014

ANOTHER THANK YOU CARD FOR CHARITY


My card features background paper I created myself, using MS word, tables and a 'free' lace image 

The sentiment, a png file, was merged with the background and printed as one.


To created the embellishment, I used a circle punch and then covered the punched out circle with Glossy Accents into which I embedded a punched flower and a gem


I gathered up some lace and attached it under the circle and then replaced the circle in the 'hole' using a double layer of foam tape.  A little cord bow and a button were pasted underneath.

thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

I would like to enter the following challenges




Monday, October 20, 2014

LOTS OF CIRCLES


I used a pre coloured image of dots, and added the following

I also used a pink ribbon and bow.


Thanks for visiting

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:


OUTLAWZ COLOURING CHALLENGE


The challenge  was to use this colour palette


My card features the Bugaboo image Girl Teddy Hug which I coloured with alcohol markers

Also used to create this card are the following from my hoarded stash

white c based
orange cs mat
floral dp
sewn on sequins. 
button
ribbon bow
gems

Thanks for visiting today

luv;n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:

CRAFT HOARDERS ANONYMOUS, LAYER IT

STIR IT UP

Sunday's CAS challenge at The Outlawz is "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble".... to create a CAS card or project that features something on it that you can cook or stir.

Here is my entry



I used the image Cocoa from Bugaboo Stamps (let's pretend it's a latte) and coloured with Copics and Glossy Accents.  the coffee stain is  free digital image.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

A NEW CHALLENGE AT SQUIGGLEFLY


This week's challenge over at Squigglefly is to make you creation for Halloween or Autumn/Fall, and my card is made featuring the image  , to entice you to enter.

This cute little image is from artist Fawn Palmer and is called Baby Cowgirl - available in the Squigglefly store.

I used alcohol markers for the colouring


I also ued the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs be
orange cs mat
embossed brown cs
layered flowers with gem centres
ecru cotton lace

sewn on sequins and beads


I can't wait to see what you enter i our challenge this week.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA


PARTY TIME AT THE OUTLAWZ!!!


It's party time!!  Below are links to all of the fun stuff planned for this week. Some of them won't be ready until a certain date, but there's still plenty to do, 
starting right NOW! 

Sponsors - Check them out now!

Spread The Word - Invite your friends over! Sponsored by Flat Friends Boutique and Ching-chou Kuik Digis

Scavenger Hunt - Can you find all the party items? Sponsored by Make It Crafty and A Creative Need

Word Search - How many words can you find? Sponsored by NicciDotCa and Laurelings Studios
Crafty Word Scramble - Unscramble the letters... Sponsored by Spectrum Noir and Digistamps 4 Joy
Monday's Greeting Card Challenge - Sponsored by Oddball Art Co., Beccy's Place, and Laurelings Studios
Tuesday's Color Challenge (available Oct. 21)
Wednesday's Sketch Challenge (available Oct. 22)
Thursday's Anything Goes + Twist Challenge (available Oct. 23)
Friday's Alcohol Marker Challenge (available Oct. 24)
Saturday's Paper a la Mode Challenge (available Oct. 25)
Sunday's Clean and Simple Challenge (available Oct. 26)

You'll need to be  member of The Outlawz to play along, and now is a good reason to do so.  Membership is FREE! .... Just click HERE

I hope to see you in the party rooms!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUGABOO'S STELLA SAYS SKETCH #217


My card was made according to the new sketch challenge at Bugaboo Stamps today

SSS217 ... I flipped it horizontally and vertically.

The image featured on my card is Flower Water Cans - Daffodil Can - coloured with Copics


I used the following for my card:

white cs base
black cs mats
dp overprinted with digital oval frame
satin ribbon
gem
circle sentiment punched

Click HERE to go to the challenge - there are awesome prizes to be won!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA