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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









Tuesday, April 15, 2014

THE END OF SUMMER

Tonight is the first time this year that I can feel a nip in the air.  After an afternoon of rain, the night air is cool, and I can feel that summer is turning to autumn.

The colour palette over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge this week is a reminder of the beautiful, albeit hot, summer we've had here in Durban, South Africa:

 :

This is the card I made, based on the colours and twist


the sunset and palms image was coloured using Copic markerd, and the baby playing in the sand was fussy cut and popped up on foam tape:

I used a black CS base.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to add my card to the following challenges




NEW RELEASE TUESDAY AT BUGABOO STAMPS

This is my project that features one of today's new releases at Bugaboo Stamps


I made myself a deadline planner, with the featured image, April Word (You can see All of today's new releases here)

I coloured the image using Copics:


The deadline planner was created in MS word and the image is matted on blue CS.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

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



Monday, April 14, 2014

ANYTHING BUT A CARD WITH BUGABOO STAMPS

It's ABaC at Bugaboo Stamps today, and as it's nearly Easter I thought I would make an Easter Goodie Bag:


The Bugaboo image featured here is EB Fast Asleep and it was printed onto kraft CS, and Copics coloured:


I used floral fabric tape and pink satin ribbon too.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

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DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: MEIRENYU

There are three more of my drawings available a digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy Store and this card features one of them, called 

MEIRENYU
(the Japanese word for 'mermaid')


I coloured the image using Copics and a white gel pen:


To create my card I used

white CS card base
turquoise CS mats


turquoise die cut 
iridescent shells
flat back pearl
puffy glittered sentiment sticker
gems

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to add this card to the following challenges








Sunday, April 13, 2014

A LITTLE CAS CARD WITH A DAISY


This is one of those CAS cards that is quick and easy too:

white CS
printed sentiment
fabric flower
smiley centre sticker


Thanks for visiting today

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
SOUTH AFRICA



Saturday, April 12, 2014

CHILL, BIRTHDAY BOY

I think cards for teenage boys are the hardest to make, and I hope this one will appeal 



The image featured is called Racing Rick from Make it Crafty that was printed onto cream cardstock, and coloured using Copics


I generaed my own "Keep Calm" sentiment, and added a metal jeans button as the embellishment.


The card base is a deeper cream cardstock, and i used a turquoise  CS mat.

Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
JEN LEEFLANG
Durban
South Africa

I would like to add my card to the following challenges





Thursday, April 10, 2014

PURPLE AND TURQUOISE ....

.... those are the colours to be used for the "Easy"challenge over at Make It Crafty's Make it Colourful challenge #8.

This is my entry:


It's a gate-fold card and this is the outside


white CS base card
turquoise CS, embossed and embellished with
pearls
layered flower with gem centre
diecut sprig
diecut butterfly\ribbon to tie it closed

Inside the card


The image, called Anastasia, a digi from the Make it Crafty store, was coloured using Copics:


I loved colouring this detailed image, and am really happy with the final product.


Thanks for visiting me today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

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