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, June 19, 2017

ANYTHING BUT A CARD - BUGABOO STAMPS

Bugaboo Stamps images are great to use on tags!

I have used a simple flower image (there are lots in the Bugaboo Store )

It's coloured using Copics and has a gem for the flower centre.

luv'n hugg
Jen Leeflang
Durban South Africa


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bugaboo Stams New Challenge : Fast and Furious

This week's challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug block is "Fast and Furious" and you're challenged to add fast cars, sexy gurls, etc etc to your card!

My card features an image Brat Boy Bike that has not yet been put back into the new Bugaboo Store.


To create my card, I used:

white cs base
b.ue cs mats
gem
sequins (on the headlights of the bike) 
digital sentiment created in MS Word.

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflamg
Durban
South Africa

Friday, June 9, 2017

BUGABOO FREEBIE FRIDAY


Thi week's free image for Bugaboo Stamps' Freebie Friday is Gus - Fish Whisperer that I used oon my card above.

I coloured the image with my Copics and a white gel pen:
Also added are two tabs with white buttons, a blue cs mat, a digital sentiment and background.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, June 5, 2017

Anything But a Card - Bugaboo Stamps


My Dt project for Bugaboo Stamps today is a gift card envelope holder.

The front of the folder features the image Brat Girl Bugs that I coloured using Copic markers


The inside has a little pocket into which is tucked a pink envelope that is embellished with some  punched flowers, pearls and a little bug.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT - JUNE CAHLLENGE


As always the challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft is ANTHING GOES.

This month we're sponsored by Pattie's Creations


My inspiration card features the image Carousel Horse 
that I coloured with Copics and a white gel pen.

I also used three ribbon bows to embellish my card 

Click HERE to link to the A Perfect time to Craft challenge

luv'n huggz
jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

Sunday, May 28, 2017

For you, Mom

It will be my dear Mum's 83rd birthday on 13 June, and for once, I have made a card beforehand ;)

My card features an image from Rick St dennis, called Desdemona

I coloured her using Copics and a white gel pen:

I also used the following to create this card:

white cs card base
dp diecut
sewn on sequins and beads
rose and leaves
lilac cord bow and "Mother" metal bead
I entered this card into The Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge group, and would also like to enter it into the Sparkle and Glitter Challenge #1

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

NEW RELEASE :: ULA :: DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY


The image featured on my card is one of my new drawings released as a digistamp in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today.  It is called


The image was coloured using Copics 

I also used the following to create my card:

white cs base
butterfly dp
blue and purple cs background and mats
gems
I cut out some of the dp butterflies and added them as 3d embellishments.

The image is also available as a hand coloured version in the store.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

NEW RELEASE :: HIPPIE HILLARY : DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY


The image featured on my card is one of my new drawings released as a digistamp in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today.  It is called


I coloured the image with Copics, fussy cut it, and pasted on a diecut

I also used a lilac cs mat and lots of sewn on sequins and beads to complete my card.

This is image is also available as a hand coloured version.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

NEW RELEASE :: BIRD SMORGASBORD :: DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY



The image featured on my card is one of my new drawings released as a digistamp in the Digistamps 4 Joy store today.  It is called


and I used the png version of the image (coloured with Copics) on a background I created myself :

 The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, May 15, 2017

Anything But a Card with Bugaboo Stamps


I made a (no glue) folded party favour box and used one of my favourite Bugaboo Stamps images,

The image was coloured using Copics and a white gel pen, then fussy cut and added to a layered dp and cardstock name label


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Resting Bride - a Digistamps 4 Joy re-release




This silly scribble.of mine has been re-released as digistamps in the Digistamps 4 Joy store and is.is called
 RESTING BRIDE

I coloured the image with Copic markers and a white gel pen

I also used the following to create this card:
white cs card base
 digital background
white ribbon bow
silver gems
peel off sentiment

The image is available in jpeg and png versions, as well as my hand-coloured version you see in the card above.

luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang