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









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



Monday, July 24, 2017

Anything But a Card - Bugaboo's Angel Boy Sitter

My DT project for Bugaboo Stamps today is a decorated tea light holder, embellished with a Bugaboo Stamps image called Angel Boy Sitter that I coloured using my Copic markers.


I painted the tea light holder with white chalk paint and then sponged on some grey so it looked like a cloudy sky.  Once dry, I added a layer of glitter glaze.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BUGABOO STAMPS - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - DAY 6


It's Day 6 today, and we have a colour challenge:

Here is my DT card to inspire you 


My card features one of the Sassy JJ Girls not yet put up in the new store, and she's coloured with Copics and a white gel pen.  I used some Stickles too.

Click here to visit the event post on the Bugaboo challenge blog.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BUGABOO STAMPS' Christmas in July - Wednesday - Day 5 - Photo Challenge


Today, at Day 5, there is a photo inspiration challenge, and this is the photo to inspire you:


This is my card:


I features the Bugaboo image Moose Ornaments  and two other images not yet put back up into the new Bugaboo store.

I coloured the image using Copics and a white gel pen and added three punched and embossed snowflakes as emellishments.

Click here to join in the week-long event.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BUGABOOS STAMPS : CHRISTMAS IN JULY : DAY 1


The week-long Christmas in July event at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog has started!


There are challenges every day this week, with lots of images to be won, and today's challenge is ...


To inspire you, I crated my card using the image Sassy Gal Christmas available in the store here

I coloured her using Copic Markers and Stickles, and matted the image using red foil cardstock and gold holographic cardstock

The sentiment is digital.

Click here to join in the fun.

Monday, July 10, 2017

I made a gift box for a slab of chocolate using a Bugaboo stamps image (not yet in the new Bugaboo Store)


My embellishment is a row of four gold pearls.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything But a Card


My DT project for Bugaboo Stamps today us an altered telephone message and notepad that features the Bugaboo Stamps image : 4 Calling Birds from the 12 Days of Christmas Set

I used Copic markers  and a whie gel pen to colour it:

This is what the inside looks like:



luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft - July Challenge



Well, we're into the second half of the year, and July's Challenge at A Perfect Time to craft is sponsored by 

You can join SparkleNSprinkle Facebook Group HERE!

You can also enter SparkleNSprinkle Facebook Challenge which commences on 1st July 2017 HERE!



This is an "Open" Challenge ~ Theme always "Anything Goes" ~ 3 entries permitted ~ Use any Image

My Dt card features the sponsor's image called Tropical Mermaid 
that I coloured using alcohol markers


 Click HERE to enter the challenge!

Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, June 29, 2017

An Oldie but Goodie - Bugaboo Stamps


The cute image on my card is called Cherry Girl from Bugaboo Stamps.

The card was digitally created, with a precoloured image, and then printed.  I added the three organza bows and added it to a white cardstock base.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HOW TO CREATE SPARKLY WATER BUBBLES






My card features the cute mermaid from the Under the Sea Birthday Set.

I hope you'll give this quick and easy technique a try. 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban South Africa