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









Friday, October 20, 2017

Freebie Firday - Bugaboo Stamps


The little pirate with his treasure is the freebie for this week from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used Copics to colour it:
I also used the following for my card:

white cs card base
digital bg paper
treasure island background
computer generated sentiment
twiine

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oldie But Goodie - Bugaboo Stamps


Today, on Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog, we get to share our creations using the "Oldie But Goodie" images - those that have been in the store for a while.

My card features Punky Girlz Sitter that II coloured using Copics and a white gel pen.

I also used the following for my card:

white cs card base
pink and purple cs mats
dieut
sewn on sequins and beads
ribbon
fabric daisies

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Torn edges and twine - The Outlawz Twisted Thursday


The Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week is to add torn edges and twine to your Anything Goes creation.

I used my own made background watercolour paper to tear into strips.
The dragonfly is a two part die set and the sentiment is a recoloured peel off.
I also used twine, a pearl and a freehand-cut blue cs mat on a white cs card base.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Humor Me Wednesday

October 18 is Bra Day USA, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

My card features a retired Bugaboo Stamps image, but although you may not find this particular image, there are lots more in the Bugaboo Stamps Store.

I coloured the image using Copics and a white gel pen

I also used the following for my card:

white cs base
two colour pink cs mats
digital sentiment
corner scroll diecut
pink gems 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps New Release - Sign It Snowman

My card features one of the new releases in the Bugaboo Stamps Store today, Sign It Snowman.

I thought the blank space was perfect to create tag.

I coloured the image with Copics, and a white gel pen.


I partially fussy cut the image, matted onto red and green cardstock, and added some green and red shimmer cord.

The sentiment (in the blank space) was added in MS Word.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything but a Card


My Dt project for the Catch the Bug blog today is a wedding invitation, featuring the Bugaboo image called Floral Doodles 02 that I printed onto white cardstock and embellished with white pearls.


The glasses, wine bottle and ice bucket are store-bought embellishments.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH FRICA

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - This Week's Challenge


This week there is a theme challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog:

It's all about the NUMBERS!

My card features the Bugaboo image, Sketchy Girls (the precoloured version) that I matted onto red cardstock. (I added a little extra colouring with my Copics)

The bg paper is own-made - in MS Word, featuring the number 4.

I also added a punched red cs border, lace and ribbon.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Humor Me Wednesday

Tomorrow is 

Drink Local Wine Day

and to celebrate I made this card featuring a Bugaboo Stamps image called JJ Wine

I used Copics for the colouring, and a red cs mat.  The embellishments are some twine and a metal heart charm.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

Friday, September 22, 2017

FREEBIE FRIDAY : BUGABOO STAMPS


This week's freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is this cute little monkey cheerleader that you can find in the store here.

The image was printed onto shimmer card, and coloured using Copic markers, a white gel pen and Stickles.

My embellishments are flowers and star gems.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Release - Bugaboo Stamps


One of this week's new releases in the Bugaboo Store is this cute Scarecrow Trio hat you will be able to find here

My images were coloured using Copic markers, and matted onto digital hessian/burlap paper.  I added a real ribbon and bow, and a digital sentiment.
 luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, September 9, 2017

CHIN UP, BUTTERCUP - A NEW BUGABOO CHALLENGE

Bugaboo images featured :

Floral Doodles 02 and sentiment from Beauty Butterfly

 This week's Bugaboo Challenge on the blog is "Chin Up, Buttercup" -  make someone's day brighter!

I merged my two Bugaboo images and printed onto buttercup yellow textured cardstock.

I coloured the little heart re, added ribbon, a white cardstock mat, a black cardstock mat, and some gems:

 

  luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A PERFET TIME TO CRAFT : SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

The September challenge at A Perfect Time to Craft is, as always, "Anything Goes" and the prize is sponsored by




My card features the sponsor's image called "Harley" and is coloured using Copics
I also used the following on my card:

white cs base card
blue and yellow cs mats
black cs 'photo corners'
digital blackground
a folded street map
a clipart image of a gps

Click here to link to the challenge at A Perfect Time to Craft 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

World Literacy Day


My bookmark is made to celebrate World Literacy Day on 8 September, and features the Bugaboo image Book Sitter 2

I coloured him with Copics and a white gel pen, and added Glossy Accent for his specs.

The sentiment is a quote from Dr Seuss.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NEW RELEASE - BUGABOO STAMPS


One of this week's new releases in the Bugaboo Store is this cutie, one of the Skelekinz, "You Rock My World".

I used Copics to colour, and a white gel pen.

I also used digital dp, as well as well as two charms, one and guitar and the other a heart.

The sentiment is the one that comes with the image.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Sunday, August 27, 2017

THE OUTLAWZ CAS CHALLENGE

I am one of the Guest Designers at the Outlawz CAS challenge this week, where the theme is to add at least one butterfly to your CAS creation

My CAS card features my own made background paper made with distress inks and stamps:


I also used pearls and a peel off sentiment.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, August 21, 2017


My DT inspiration for Bugaboo Stamps today is a gift card holder featuring an image not yet back up in the new Bugaboo Stamps store.


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Sunday Challenge - Guest Designer


I have the privilege of being one of the guest designers over at CAS challenge at The Outlawz Challenges today where you are asked to add an angel to your creation.

My GD card features a Precious Moments colouring page image (coloured using Copics), a digital sentiment, and three pearls.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BUGABOO STAMPS' NEW CHALLENGE



This week's challenge is BINGO!


My card features the Bugaboo image Baby Word 


Click HERE to link to to the challenge post.

luv'n huggZ
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, August 17, 2017

GUEST DESIGNER : THE OUTLAWZ TWISTED THURSDAY

I am the Guest Designer at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday again this week

 and the challenge is 'Anything Goes, with the optional twist of a scalloped border.  This is my card:


I used a scalloped edge rectangular die to cut printed DP, and then added Perfect pearls and tiny flowers cut with an Olba punch.  To finish off, Stickles were added:

The sentiment was printed in MS Word, and popped up on foam squares.

Click here to visit the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday Challenge Guest Designer

I feel so honoured to have been chosen as The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday Challenge Guest Designer this week where the theme is 

Layers and Dimension

My card has four layers on top of the base card :


and a die cut butterfly and sequins for dimension:


Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT - NEW CHALLENGE


The August Challenge at A Perfect Time to Craft has just started, and this month we're sponsored by


As most of you know, I am one of the artists at Digistamps 4 Joy.  I used one of my own drawn  images called Phantasi and coloured it using Copic Markers.


I also used three different colour green cs mats and a digital sentiment.

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Recipe Challenge - Bugaboo Stamps

This week's challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog has a recipe for you to follow:

three layers
scallops
HOT PINK

and my Dt card features the Bugaboo image Ladybug Daisy
Click HERE to enter the challenge

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Bugaboo Stamps Tutorial

I have an easy peasy no messy glue method of paper piecing to share with you as shwn on my card that features the image Frame It - Thinking of you:


Here's how you do it:







luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA