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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









Monday, November 24, 2014

TWO RECENT WEDDING CARD ORDERS

Last week I was asked to make 2 wedding cards, and the first needed to have this particular shade of pale olive/lime


I used a free vintage image of a just married couple, and the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs base
green cs mats
lace and green netting
white lace
spray of roses and leaves
white and silver ribbon and bow


I used Stickles on the bride's dress


For the other card, the coloiur burgundy was specified and here again I used  everything from my hoarded stash:



white cs base
burgundy cs mats
burgundy ribbon
flowers

tulle, satin ribbon bow
stickles
gems


I have had feedback that both couples loved their cards.

luv'n huggz
Jen LeeFlang
DURBBAN, SOUTH AFRICA


ANYTHING BUT A CARD MONDAY WITH BUGABOO STAMPS

My son drops his gf off at work everyday, and more often than not, they're running late (nothing new, is it?).  She is often not even finished her coffee, and has to drink her coffee in the car, so this project is with her in mind:


The Bugaboo image featured on my liner is called Girlz - new job, and I coloured it with alcohol markers



Thanks for visiting today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CAS AND BLING AT THE OUTLAWZ

Today's challenge at the Outlawz is to create  CAS card that features bling, and this is my entry:


Dorothy's ruby slippers and a quote from The Wizard of Oz, with some red star gems ...

This detail pic shows the Stickles I used:


Thanks for visiting my blog today.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

II would like to enter these challenges:


FREEBIE FRIDAY WITH BUGABOO STAMPS




The featured image on my card is this week’s freebie from Bugaboo Stamps and I have coloured it with alcohol markers.

 

Here’s what I used to create my card:

white cs base
red cs mat
music themed dp (a freebie download “Joy to the World”)
the ornament is paper pieced, given a layer of stickles and then glossy accents in an attempt to make it look like glass


I sewed on some gold star sequins and added a gold ribbon and bow

 

luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

UPDATE : This card was featured at the Outlawz challenges this week - feeling proud! 



I would like to enter these challenges:

CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGES, INSPIRATION PHOTO (i used the ornaments as my inspiration)



Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: BERYL'S BERRY


Three of my drawings have been released a digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today, and I have used one of them on my card, pictured above.

The image is called

BERYL'S BERRY

and I have used alcohol markers for the colouring:



To create my card, I used the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs base
orange cs mat
white cs background, misted and embossed
ow made rose
satinrribbon and bow
flaback pearls
digital sentiment


This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format, as well as a pre-coloured image (that I have used on my card)

Beryl's berryBeryl's berry (coloured)

Thanks for visiting my blog today.



luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: JUST A MINUTE


Three of my drawings have been released a digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today, and I have used one of them on my card, pictured above.

The image is called

JUST A MINUTE

and I have used alcohol markers for the colouring:

To create my card, I used the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs base
blue cs mat
black  and white dp
digital sentiment,coloured with alcohol markers and Glossy Accents
skeleton leaves, and sequins and beads, hand sewn onto the cs

Just a minuteJust a minute (coloured)

This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format, as well as a pre-coloured image (that I have used on my card)

Thanks for visiting my blog today.



luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY :: NEW RELEASE :: BOOKSHELF BUNNY


Three of my drawings have been released a digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today, and I have used one of them on my card, pictured above.

The image is called

BOOKSHELF BUNNY

and I have used alcohol markers for the colouring:


To create my card, I used the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs base
blue cs mat
striped dp
printed sentiment on a tag
blue metallic cord
satin ribbon and bow
flatback pearls

This digital image (300 dpi) comes in a ZIP file, with both a JPEG (white background) and a PNG (transparent background) file format, as well as a pre-coloured image (that I have used on my card)

Bookshelf bunnyBookshelf bunny (coloured)


Thanks for visiting my blog today.




luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang