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









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