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









Saturday, December 3, 2016

A DAY FOR DAISIES SHOWCASE AND NEW CHALLENGE


The new challenge over at the A Day for Daisies blog is to add sparkles and my showcase card features the pretty little Christmas Tree Fairy

I coloured the image using alcohol markers (Copic and Graph'It) and a white gel pen 

I also used the following for my card:

white cs cardd base
blue sparkly cs
sewn on sparkly star sequins
corner punch
sparkly ribbon

luv'n huggz
Hen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

MAMA DREAMS - A DAY FOR DAISIES

My DT showcase card on the A Day for Daisies blog today features the beautiful image called Mama Dreams

I coloured the image with alcohol marker and a white gel pen, and added some Stickles

The corners are punched and I added some flowers from the sentiment, sized up a tad, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut.  I popped them up on some foam blocks to create a little dimension


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

BUGABOO STAMPS :: HOLIDAY CHAOS :: DAY 1


Our week-long Holiday Chaos event has arrived, and today is day one.

The challenge is ti create a project with sparkle:

This is my card to entice you to join us:


The featured Bugaboo image is one of the images included in the prize pack for this event.  It's coloured using alcohol makers and glitter marker pens. I also used Stickles and a white gel pen.



Click HERE to join in the fun!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflag
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

NEW RELEASE :: BUGABOO STAMPS


My card features one of this week's new releases at Bugaboo Stamps, and is called Sweet Angel

 The image was coloured using alcohol markers, and I paper pieced her robe

To create my card I used the following
white cs card base
blue cs mats
embossed background
Stickles
sewn on sequins and beads
white ribbon bow

Click here to view all the November new releases in the Bugaboo Store

luv'n huggzz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, November 21, 2016

MOLLY FAIRY :: CONIE FONG

My Guest DT card features the ever so pretty image by Conie Fong Art and Design called Molly Fairy

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen, then fussy cut it and pasted it on a dp diecut.

I also used pink and lilac mats, and sewed on some beads and sequins

There is a lilac organza bow and some sewn on pink heart beads.  The sentiment is a peel off.

And please before you go, hop on over and join Conie Fong's Facebook group here

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS - A DAY FOR DAISIES

The name of this cute image available in the A Day for DDaisies store is Mother's Day Wish.
The reason I have chosen to showcase it here today is not because it's so very sweet (which it is!), but because it's one of Tammy's images that just cannot be defined by its label.  Look how beautifully this image works on a Christmas Card! 
 
 
The image was colored using alcohol markers and a white gel pen, and matted onto gold backing paper.  I have no fancy embellishments, just a couple of star sequins and gold beads.

Tammy's beautifully drawn images are so detailed in their simple lines, and sometimes a CAS card is just what is needed to showcase her talent.
 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, November 19, 2016

BUGABOO BINGO CHALLENGE

We're playing Bingo for our challenge over at the Bugaboo Stamps challenge blog today, and this is the Bingo board:


I chose the line brown / ribbon / Bugaboo image and create this card featuring the image Fall Fence.

Alcohol markers were used for the colouring (Copics and Graph'It), as well as a white gel pen :


I also used the following
kraft card base, ink distressed
kraft mat, ink distressed
coloured cs on which to print image, ink distressed
buttons
fibre ribbon
orange cord
Glossy Accents on flower centres

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang