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 10, 2016

MAKE US LAUGH - A NEW BUGABOO STAMPS CHALLENGE

This week's challenge at Bugaboo Stamps is to make us laugh, so my card to invite your to join us features the image JJ Wine (and accompanying sentiment) that I coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen


I also used the following for my card:

white cs card base
dark green cs mat
corner punch
fabric flowers
sewn on flower sequins and beaads

Click HERE to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

A DAY FOR DAISIES :: BIRDS FOR BREE


This beautiful image from the  Day for Daisies Store, called Birds for Bree reminds me of my childhood in Durban, South Africa, where we'd visit Central Gardens to feed the pigeons.  Dad would buy a packet of seed from the vendor sitting at the gate, and as soon as you'd opened the packet the pigeons would descend from the surrounding statues and monuments,  and sit on your shoulders and hands to feast.
 
I coloured the image using my Copics and Graph'It markers, and a white gel pen.  I kept the card clean and simple, as I wanted to showcase the image, without any fussy distractions.
 
I also used the following for my card:
 
white cs card base
corner punch
gems
twine
digital sentiment
 
luv'n huggz
Jen Lleeflang
Durban
South Africa
 
 

Friday, December 9, 2016

BUGABOO STAMPS :: HOLIDAY CHAOS :: FINAL DAY

Gosh it's the final day of our Bugaboo Stamps' Holiday Chaos week - hasn't it just flown by!


Today's challenge is to use the freebie image (you can find it here) and create a card using the bingo board

I followed the centre horizontal line (embossing / mittens ' snowflakes) for my card.

I also used 
white cs base
red cs, embossed and distressed using sandpaper
mittens border
sewn on snowflake spangles and star sequins

Click HERE to link to the challenge blog.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BUGABOO STAMPS :: HOLIDAY CHAOS :: DAY SIX


It's the penultimate day of our Holiday Chaos event at Bugaboo Stamps. 

Today's challenge:

FLASHBACK HOLIDAY : Use OLD paper from your stash, and an OLD image

My card features the following

White cs car base
red cs mat
old dp
Stickles

gold beads for the flower centre

Click here to link to the challenge.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BUGABOO STAMPS :: HOLIDAY CHAOS :: DAY FIVE


WOW - Day 5 of our Holiday Chaos event at Bugaboo Stamps already!

Today's challenge is to create a haha-hilarious card using the inspiration pic below:

(remember to make it funny!)

My card features the image JJ Tequila and Shoes - Tequila 

I coloured the image with alcohol markers and a white gel pen., and used the following to create my card:

white cs card base
dark green cs mat
gems
tag for sentiment
twine
lacy bow
mini clothes pin

Click here to join in the fun - there are lots of prizes to be won!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

I would like to enter this challenge, too:

CRAFTING BY DESIGNS, HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS
 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

HOLLY POINSETTIA :: CONIE FONG

This gorgeous little image is from Conie Fong, and is called Holly Poinsettia, and can be found in her Etsy store here.

I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen :

 I also used the following to create this card:

white cs card base
blue cs mat
digital sentiment, coloured
gems

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN