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, 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BUGABOO STAMPS' Christmas in July - Wednesday - Day 5 - Photo Challenge


Today, at Day 5, there is a photo inspiration challenge, and this is the photo to inspire you:


This is my card:


I features the Bugaboo image Moose Ornaments  and two other images not yet put back up into the new Bugaboo store.

I coloured the image using Copics and a white gel pen and added three punched and embossed snowflakes as emellishments.

Click here to join in the week-long event.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BUGABOOS STAMPS : CHRISTMAS IN JULY : DAY 1


The week-long Christmas in July event at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog has started!


There are challenges every day this week, with lots of images to be won, and today's challenge is ...


To inspire you, I crated my card using the image Sassy Gal Christmas available in the store here

I coloured her using Copic Markers and Stickles, and matted the image using red foil cardstock and gold holographic cardstock

The sentiment is digital.

Click here to join in the fun.

Monday, July 10, 2017

I made a gift box for a slab of chocolate using a Bugaboo stamps image (not yet in the new Bugaboo Store)


My embellishment is a row of four gold pearls.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything But a Card


My DT project for Bugaboo Stamps today us an altered telephone message and notepad that features the Bugaboo Stamps image : 4 Calling Birds from the 12 Days of Christmas Set

I used Copic markers  and a whie gel pen to colour it:

This is what the inside looks like:



luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft - July Challenge



Well, we're into the second half of the year, and July's Challenge at A Perfect Time to craft is sponsored by 

You can join SparkleNSprinkle Facebook Group HERE!

You can also enter SparkleNSprinkle Facebook Challenge which commences on 1st July 2017 HERE!



This is an "Open" Challenge ~ Theme always "Anything Goes" ~ 3 entries permitted ~ Use any Image

My Dt card features the sponsor's image called Tropical Mermaid 
that I coloured using alcohol markers


 Click HERE to enter the challenge!

Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, June 29, 2017

An Oldie but Goodie - Bugaboo Stamps


The cute image on my card is called Cherry Girl from Bugaboo Stamps.

The card was digitally created, with a precoloured image, and then printed.  I added the three organza bows and added it to a white cardstock base.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HOW TO CREATE SPARKLY WATER BUBBLES






My card features the cute mermaid from the Under the Sea Birthday Set.

I hope you'll give this quick and easy technique a try. 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban South Africa

Monday, June 26, 2017

Anything But a Card - Bugaboo Stamps


My non-card project for the Bugaboo Stamps blog today is an ATC - an Artists's Trading Card, measuring the required 64mm x 89mm.

The Bugaboo image featured on it is called Sweet Angel

I used Copic markers and Stickles to colour her.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The base card is turquoise cardstock, and I used an offcut of fshiny paper as the border along the base.  Three silver pearls are my embellishment.

luv'n hugga
Jen Leeflang
Durban, South Africa

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