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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, November 6, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge


My card was made for The Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge which has a theme of 'decorate only one-third of your card front' this week.

To make my card I used:
 
white cs card base
white cs offcut background
organic trim
 
butterfly spangles, sequins and beads, sewn on  
peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Hope, Love and Encouragement

 
My card was made for The Outlawz Thursday Challenge which has a theme of 'hope, love, encouragement' this week.

To make my card I used:
 
white cs card base
digital sentiment
gold cs mat, freehand deckle cut
black cs diecuts
black cs mat, freehand deckle cut
 
sewn on sequins and beads 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

You're the Best!


My card was made for The Outlawz Saturday Challenge which has a theme of 'embellish it" this week.

To make my card I used:

white cs card base
precoloured image
pink cs mats
pink polka dot ribbon
pink gems
pink roses
corner punch
peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Perfect time to Craft - November Challenge


This is my DT project for the November Challenge on the A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge blog

It features an image called Fae 3 from the sponsor,



I coloured the image with Copics and a white gel pen, and added a simple sentiment created in MS Word.


So as not to detract from the beautiful image, I added a single embellishment, just a strip of 'stuff' that looks somewhat organic and can still be seen through.

Click HERE to link to the challenge, enter your "Anything Goes", and maybe you'll be a winner!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas tags, Bugaboo Stamps

My Anything But a Card project for Bugaboo Stamps today is a set of two Christmas Gift tags featuring some of the cute Bugaboo Stamps snowmen

I used the preoloured versions and added Stickles, pearls and peel off sentiments.

They are matted onto foil cardstock.

luv 'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Knotted Ribbon Christmas Card



This CAS Christmas card features a knotted ribbon Christmas tree, and this is how it's made:


You will need
a triangle shape cut from sturdy cardstock
ribbon, at least a half inch/1.5 cm wide
double  sided tape
sticky tape (sellotape)


This is what you do
Cut a triangle of study cardstock (preferably the same colour as your ribbon)
Tie a single knot in a piece of ribbon and stick onto the triangle so that the knot is in the middle (wrap the ribbon to the back and fasten with sticky tape.
Repeat until the whole tree is covered.
There will be a little piece at the top of the tree that is difficult to cover, so add a bow.

(Tip : Stick a thin strip of double sided tape down the centre of your tree so the knots stay in place while you wrap the ends of the ribbon around the back)

I also used the following for my card:
white cs card base
green cs mat
white lace 
peel off sentiment

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban