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, April 27, 2015

ANYTHING BUT A CARD AT BUGABOO STAMPS


My ABaC Monday DT project for  Bugaboo Stamps is this Bible bookmark I made featuring the image called Hope Anchors your Soul - Boy, that I coloured using alcohol markers:


To make my Bookmark I design the basic shape of the bookmark n MS Word, and digitally textured and coloured the background.
On top of that I digitally layered the png versions of the image and sentiment, before they were coloured.

The ribbon and cord as threaded through a hole that I punched in the top.

Thanks for popping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



Saturday, April 25, 2015

A PHOTO INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT BUGABOO STAMPS

There's a new challenge today at Bugaboo Stamps, and there's a photograph  to inspire you.

This is how I was inspired:


by this photograph:



(I was inspired by the sunflowers)

To create my card, I printed the sentiment and the image called Flower Jar from the Bugaboo Stamps store, onto kraft-like cardstock, and coloured it using alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Glossy Accents.


The edges were distressed and I used a brown cs mat.

The embellishments are baker's twine and a button.

Click HERE to link to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog.

Thanks for dropping by.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN

Friday, April 24, 2015

BUGABOO STAMPS' FREEBIE FRIDAY


The cute baby image on this card, called Bugaboo Baby - Front Sit is this week's freebie from Bugaboo Stamps.

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen, and added Glossy Accents to the pacifier and heart motif.



Also used o my card are the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs base
yellow cs mat
white/yellow polka dot dp
white s diecut
yellow ribbon
yellow birdie button
three yellow brads 
digital sentiment.

You can pick up your freebie here.

Thanks for popping by.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA



Thursday, April 23, 2015

VINTAGE MOVIE POSTER CARD


The movie poster image is a freebie from Create with TLC.

To create my card I decided to digitally layer the elements, so it has 8 layers in all, and just used a black cs mat and six flat back pearls.

Here is a closer look at the card:


Thanks for dropping by.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter this challenge:


ANOTHER WEDDING CARD


My card was made according the the sketch over at The Outlawz this week


To create my card I used a new die of a bridal couple that I placed on top of a white cs diecut, embellished with sewn on pearls:

I also made a pearl embellishment by sewing on pearl beads around a flat backed pearl.


The other embellishment is made by sewing on flower sequins, pearls and a pearl leaf


I also used black lace dp and a large white satin bow


Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter the following challenges:

TRY IT ON TUESDAY, NEW BEGINNINGS (WEDDING – BEGINNING A NEW LIFE TOGETHER)



THE OUTLAWZ COLOUR CHALLENGE


The Tuesday challenge at The Outlawz this week had this colour tic tac toe, from which I chose diagonally from top left to bottom right (pink/white/green):


My image is coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen:


I also used the following from my hoarded stash to create my card:

white cs base
green cs mats
floral, striped and checked dp
green cs diecut
green ribbon and bow
I sewed on some flower and butterfly sequins using tiny pearls

Thanks for dropping by today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges:

TOP TIP TUESDAY, 3 OF SOMETHING (3 PINK BUTTERFLIES)




Monday, April 20, 2015

MINI SWEET TREAT BOX


I run a small monthly creative papercrafts workshop in Durban, South Africa, and on 2 May we will be making this BOX, as one of the six projects I have planned.

To create it I designed this box, made from 20cm x 20cm blue cardstock.  I have a piece of pattern paper on the from and back, as well as a sentiment printed onto cream cardstock.  It is decorated with two x 3 layer diecut flowers with pearl centres.

The top of the box has been punched and has a ribbon holding it closed.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leefang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter these challenges: