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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









Wednesday, March 4, 2015

HUMOR ME WEDNESDAY WITH BUGABOO STAMPS

There are two members named Jen at the Card Guild I belong to, and, it seems, only ONE 'Jen' name badge, so I made my own, to celebrate Humor Me Wednesday with Bugaboo Stamps, in honour of Name Badge Day tomorrow.


I coloured the image, Flower Tags – tag 6, with alcohol markers, added my name and fussy cut it, before it was laminated.

Once laminated, I fussy cut it again, and added a safety pin and some ribbon :


Thanks for popping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



Sunday, March 1, 2015

ACCORDION FOLD BOOKLET CARD

Yesterday at our monthly Card Guild Meeting, I made this lovely little card - this is the front :


open one fold:
open the second fold fold :


The base of the card is deep red cardstock, and it was matted with white cs, and then with various offfcuts of dp.

I also added diecuts, pearls, gems, flowers, ribbon, washi tape, etc to decorate it.


Thanks for visiting me today.

luv'n uggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:






OUT OF THIS WORLD CAS CHALLENGE AT THE OUTLAWZ


This is the card I made to enter into the Sunday CAS challenge at The Outlawz, where the theme is 'out of this world'.

The image featured on my card is called Baby Cow - Moon from Bugaboo Stamps.


I substituted the word 'love' in the sentiment for a heart embellishment, and some beads on thin upholstery cotton, from which the moon 'hangs'.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:


100th IMAGE BY RICK ST DENNIS

I was fortunate to win a copy of Rick St Dennis' 1000th image as a prize for correctly guessing what the image would be.

I love colouring luxurious folds in clothing, and so this is the card I made:


I coloured the image using alcohol markers, a white gel pen, and some Stickles here and threre


Here is a close up of those beautiful folds:


 I sewed some sequins onto the background too:


For my card I also used the following:

white cs base
gold holographic dp
green ribbon


Thanks for visiting me today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to add the following challenges:


Monday, February 23, 2015

ANYTHING BUT A CARD MONDAY WITH BUGABOO STAMPS


To illustrate the versatility of Bugaboo Stamps (Jodie seems to have something for EVERY occasion in her store), I have made this bookmark, using the image Big Books Girl.

Coloured using alcohol markers, matted onto black cs, with a metal eyelet and a ribbon - this is just how I like it, nice and flat, and with a cute saying.

This week we start a 'tour' of South Africa's beautiful beaches.  you've seen my many pic of Durban beach, so we're off to Cape Town, and the beach at Camps Bay


Thanks for joining me today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa


Sunday, February 22, 2015

3D DECOUPAGE CARD FOR A MAN


This easel card has a 3D decoupaged fussy cut image on the front:


I also used:

white cs base
blue cs mat
woodgrain dp
a chipboard clock embellishment

Thanks for visiting my blog today, and join me as we make our last stop in Kimberley, on our 'tour' of South African City Halls.


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:


Saturday, February 21, 2015

PAPER PIECED ELEGANCE


Today's challenge at The Outlawz calls for paper piecing, and my card has a paper pieced bodice:


and a ribbon skirt that I sewed into place:


I also used the following

cs cs base
black  cs mat
black and white (shiny heat embossed) dp
white cs diecut embellished with red pearls and gem in the centre


I used lots of Stickles and a round sentiment, punched

We're still in the province of Gauteng, South Africa,, 'visiting' the South Africa City Halls, and this is Johannesbirg City Hall


Thanks for visiting with me today.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang, Durban, South Africa

I would like to enter these challenges:

CRAFTING BY DESIGNS, BINGO (BLING, RED AND GLITTER)
CRAFTY GALS CORNER, BINGO ( RHINESTONES, BOWS, PEARLS)