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, October 16, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything but a Card


My Dt project for the Catch the Bug blog today is a wedding invitation, featuring the Bugaboo image called Floral Doodles 02 that I printed onto white cardstock and embellished with white pearls.


The glasses, wine bottle and ice bucket are store-bought embellishments.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH FRICA

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - This Week's Challenge


This week there is a theme challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog:

It's all about the NUMBERS!

My card features the Bugaboo image, Sketchy Girls (the precoloured version) that I matted onto red cardstock. (I added a little extra colouring with my Copics)

The bg paper is own-made - in MS Word, featuring the number 4.

I also added a punched red cs border, lace and ribbon.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Humor Me Wednesday

Tomorrow is 

Drink Local Wine Day

and to celebrate I made this card featuring a Bugaboo Stamps image called JJ Wine

I used Copics for the colouring, and a red cs mat.  The embellishments are some twine and a metal heart charm.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

Friday, September 22, 2017

FREEBIE FRIDAY : BUGABOO STAMPS


This week's freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is this cute little monkey cheerleader that you can find in the store here.

The image was printed onto shimmer card, and coloured using Copic markers, a white gel pen and Stickles.

My embellishments are flowers and star gems.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Release - Bugaboo Stamps


One of this week's new releases in the Bugaboo Store is this cute Scarecrow Trio hat you will be able to find here

My images were coloured using Copic markers, and matted onto digital hessian/burlap paper.  I added a real ribbon and bow, and a digital sentiment.
 luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, September 9, 2017

CHIN UP, BUTTERCUP - A NEW BUGABOO CHALLENGE

Bugaboo images featured :

Floral Doodles 02 and sentiment from Beauty Butterfly

 This week's Bugaboo Challenge on the blog is "Chin Up, Buttercup" -  make someone's day brighter!

I merged my two Bugaboo images and printed onto buttercup yellow textured cardstock.

I coloured the little heart re, added ribbon, a white cardstock mat, a black cardstock mat, and some gems:

 

  luv'n huggz

Jen Leeflang

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA



 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A PERFET TIME TO CRAFT : SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

The September challenge at A Perfect Time to Craft is, as always, "Anything Goes" and the prize is sponsored by




My card features the sponsor's image called "Harley" and is coloured using Copics
I also used the following on my card:

white cs base card
blue and yellow cs mats
black cs 'photo corners'
digital blackground
a folded street map
a clipart image of a gps

Click here to link to the challenge at A Perfect Time to Craft 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

World Literacy Day


My bookmark is made to celebrate World Literacy Day on 8 September, and features the Bugaboo image Book Sitter 2

I coloured him with Copics and a white gel pen, and added Glossy Accent for his specs.

The sentiment is a quote from Dr Seuss.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NEW RELEASE - BUGABOO STAMPS


One of this week's new releases in the Bugaboo Store is this cutie, one of the Skelekinz, "You Rock My World".

I used Copics to colour, and a white gel pen.

I also used digital dp, as well as well as two charms, one and guitar and the other a heart.

The sentiment is the one that comes with the image.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Sunday, August 27, 2017

THE OUTLAWZ CAS CHALLENGE

I am one of the Guest Designers at the Outlawz CAS challenge this week, where the theme is to add at least one butterfly to your CAS creation

My CAS card features my own made background paper made with distress inks and stamps:


I also used pearls and a peel off sentiment.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, August 21, 2017


My DT inspiration for Bugaboo Stamps today is a gift card holder featuring an image not yet back up in the new Bugaboo Stamps store.


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Sunday Challenge - Guest Designer


I have the privilege of being one of the guest designers over at CAS challenge at The Outlawz Challenges today where you are asked to add an angel to your creation.

My GD card features a Precious Moments colouring page image (coloured using Copics), a digital sentiment, and three pearls.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BUGABOO STAMPS' NEW CHALLENGE



This week's challenge is BINGO!


My card features the Bugaboo image Baby Word 


Click HERE to link to to the challenge post.

luv'n huggZ
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, August 17, 2017

GUEST DESIGNER : THE OUTLAWZ TWISTED THURSDAY

I am the Guest Designer at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday again this week

 and the challenge is 'Anything Goes, with the optional twist of a scalloped border.  This is my card:


I used a scalloped edge rectangular die to cut printed DP, and then added Perfect pearls and tiny flowers cut with an Olba punch.  To finish off, Stickles were added:

The sentiment was printed in MS Word, and popped up on foam squares.

Click here to visit the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday Challenge Guest Designer

I feel so honoured to have been chosen as The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday Challenge Guest Designer this week where the theme is 

Layers and Dimension

My card has four layers on top of the base card :


and a die cut butterfly and sequins for dimension:


Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT - NEW CHALLENGE


The August Challenge at A Perfect Time to Craft has just started, and this month we're sponsored by


As most of you know, I am one of the artists at Digistamps 4 Joy.  I used one of my own drawn  images called Phantasi and coloured it using Copic Markers.


I also used three different colour green cs mats and a digital sentiment.

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Recipe Challenge - Bugaboo Stamps

This week's challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog has a recipe for you to follow:

three layers
scallops
HOT PINK

and my Dt card features the Bugaboo image Ladybug Daisy
Click HERE to enter the challenge

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Bugaboo Stamps Tutorial

I have an easy peasy no messy glue method of paper piecing to share with you as shwn on my card that features the image Frame It - Thinking of you:


Here's how you do it:







luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA



Monday, July 24, 2017

Anything But a Card - Bugaboo's Angel Boy Sitter

My DT project for Bugaboo Stamps today is a decorated tea light holder, embellished with a Bugaboo Stamps image called Angel Boy Sitter that I coloured using my Copic markers.


I painted the tea light holder with white chalk paint and then sponged on some grey so it looked like a cloudy sky.  Once dry, I added a layer of glitter glaze.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BUGABOO STAMPS - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - DAY 6


It's Day 6 today, and we have a colour challenge:

Here is my DT card to inspire you 


My card features one of the Sassy JJ Girls not yet put up in the new store, and she's coloured with Copics and a white gel pen.  I used some Stickles too.

Click here to visit the event post on the Bugaboo challenge blog.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA