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









Wednesday, May 25, 2016

HOW DO YOU TIE THE PERFECT BOW? ... a Tutorial for Bugaboo Stamps

As a papercrafts teacher I often get asked how to tie the perfect bow, as this is something many crafters really find difficult to do.  Now while I can tie one with my eyes closed, I realise I needed to come up with a better solution, and here is that answer, and a little 'how-to' ... 

 Step 1

cut 4 pieces of satin ribbon (it doesn't really matter about the width)
1 x 15cm
2 x 7cm
1 x 5cm

Step 2

Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
How easy is that!?
You might want to make a a whole bunch of these while sitting in front of the tv, or whilst waiting for the kids to come out of school.  A couple in every colour, so that they will be ready and waiting for the perfect project!

You can see the bow I made on my card, that features the Bugaboo image called  

 I hope you'll give it a try!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA






Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BUGABOO STAMPS NEW RELEASE

One of today's cute new releases from Bugaboo Stamps is this adorable little Boy Booksitter.  I merged him on a little bookshelf and added a birthday bunting before printing and colouring using alcohol markers. 

Instead of using Glossy Accents, I used crafters glue on his spectacles as it dries a little more milky - it looks like he is a little bookworm with thick lenses! *gigl*

As an embellishment (perfect for a boy's card), I used a pointed fold over tab and a button.

Drop on by Bugaboo and take a look at all the new releases remember they're on sale for 50% off for an entire week!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, May 21, 2016

BUGABOO BINGO CHALLENGE


We have a Bingo challenge today at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog, and this is the board for you to choose from:
 

I chose the row PLAYERS CHOICE / BUTTON / FABRIC and my card features the Bugaboo images called Ladybug Daisy and  Ladybug Sunbonnet that I merged with various digital elements to create a background.

My player's choice is sparkle (created by the sewn on sequins and beads, and Stickles) and the fabric and button are found here:

The sentiment is digital and I added a stamen to the button, as well as a red cs mat behind the image.

Click HERE to go to the challenge post.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN




SKETCH SATURDAY : GUEST DESIGNER : WEEK 3

 There is a new sketch challenge over at the Sketch Saturday blog, and this is the sketch to follow

  
The challenge is sponsored by the wonderful The Paper Shelter

 
My card features the sponsor's image Rose that I merged with various digital elements before printing and colouring:
I used the following to create my card, too
white cs card base
blue cs mat
Stickles
sewn on sequins and beads
butterfly spangle
Click HERE to visit the challenge blog, and just by entering, you could be the winner of the $10 gift certificate!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges

SIMPLY PAPERCRAFTS, ANYTHING GOES