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









Monday, September 29, 2014

SIGNS OF SPRING IN SOUTH AFRICA


Bugs are buzzing, flowers are blooming .... and hayfever is affecting me!

But after the weekend's rain, everything is looking fresh and green.

My card today celebrates SPRING!!!
and I have entered it into The Outlawz Greeting Card challenge today.

The featured image is Scene it -Ladybugs from Bugaboo Stamps
and it's coloured using my alcohol markers

I used Glossy accents on the ladybugs.

To create my card I used the following:

white cs base
green cs mat


The sentiment is a plastic 'belly band' that came around some coasters I purchased - it seemed to be something that would come in useful - I feel great that it could be repurposed/recycled into my craft.

I also used an offcut of red gingham dp, and a ladybug button tied with an offcut of ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter the following challenges:






ANYTHING BUT A CARD AT BUGABOO STAMPS


My luminary features the bugaboo image called Halloween Silhouette Scene, that I printed onto tracing paper (similar to vellum)  
.  
It was pasted behind an svg cut of a window frame.

The photograph above shows it in daylight, and the pic below is taken in the dark (spooky?)


The sides and back are woodgrain dp:



Thanks for popping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:






Sunday, September 28, 2014

FALL CAS





This card was made for the CAS challenge at The Outlawz today

The sentiment is embossed and matted onto green cs

The leaves are punched:


Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BUGABOO STAMPS' OCTOBER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Now it is time for our newest challenge which is a photo inspiration. 



Don’t forget the photo serves as a prompt to get your creative juices flowing.   Your project need not be an exact copy of the picture below but can be anything that comes to mind when you see the picture!

This is how I was inspired :



My card features two merged images:

apple ruler image from here
the apple image from here

I coloured them with alcohol markers and added Glossy Accents to the red of the apples:

I also used the following:

white cs base
black cs mat
red gingham dp to make the apple diecut
sentiment peel off

thanks for visiting tody

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:






DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY BLOG HOP - ANNOUNCEMENT OF MY WINNERS - REDRAW

Thanks to everyone for  the wonderful comments and love you left for me  - every one is graciously appreciated.  

Thanks and welcome to my new followers - I hope I will continue to inspire you!

The winners have been selected (thanks to Mr Random.org):

is the winner of the DS4J image I used on my card
CLAIMED

The winner of the candy did not claim her prize, so I have redrawn:
Susan Nel
http://sunelscrafts.blogspot.com/

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: MISTERI'S MUSIC




Today, three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy, and the one featured on my card above is called 

MISTERI'S MUSIC

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and hand cut the distressed edge:


To create my card I used the following:

white cs base
turquoise cs mats
music themed dp
sentiment cut with round punch


spray of flowers and sewn on sequins
turquoise satin ribbon and bows

This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format.  My hand-coloured version is also available to download.

Misteri's musicMisteri's Music (coloured)

Thanks for visiting today.


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: DARCY'S CARDIGAN



Today, three more of my drawings have been released as digistamps at Digistamps 4 Joy, and the one featured on my card above is called 


DARCY'S CARDIGAN

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and fussy cut it :

To create my card I used the following:

white cs base
the background is made by layering digital elements



This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format.

Darcy's cardigan

Thanks for visiting today.



luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:

INKY IMPRESSIONS, ANYTHING GOES