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









Friday, October 20, 2017

Freebie Firday - Bugaboo Stamps


The little pirate with his treasure is the freebie for this week from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used Copics to colour it:
I also used the following for my card:

white cs card base
digital bg paper
treasure island background
computer generated sentiment
twiine

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oldie But Goodie - Bugaboo Stamps


Today, on Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog, we get to share our creations using the "Oldie But Goodie" images - those that have been in the store for a while.

My card features Punky Girlz Sitter that II coloured using Copics and a white gel pen.

I also used the following for my card:

white cs card base
pink and purple cs mats
dieut
sewn on sequins and beads
ribbon
fabric daisies

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Torn edges and twine - The Outlawz Twisted Thursday


The Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week is to add torn edges and twine to your Anything Goes creation.

I used my own made background watercolour paper to tear into strips.
The dragonfly is a two part die set and the sentiment is a recoloured peel off.
I also used twine, a pearl and a freehand-cut blue cs mat on a white cs card base.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Humor Me Wednesday

October 18 is Bra Day USA, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

My card features a retired Bugaboo Stamps image, but although you may not find this particular image, there are lots more in the Bugaboo Stamps Store.

I coloured the image using Copics and a white gel pen

I also used the following for my card:

white cs base
two colour pink cs mats
digital sentiment
corner scroll diecut
pink gems 

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps New Release - Sign It Snowman

My card features one of the new releases in the Bugaboo Stamps Store today, Sign It Snowman.

I thought the blank space was perfect to create tag.

I coloured the image with Copics, and a white gel pen.


I partially fussy cut the image, matted onto red and green cardstock, and added some green and red shimmer cord.

The sentiment (in the blank space) was added in MS Word.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything but a Card


My Dt project for the Catch the Bug blog today is a wedding invitation, featuring the Bugaboo image called Floral Doodles 02 that I printed onto white cardstock and embellished with white pearls.


The glasses, wine bottle and ice bucket are store-bought embellishments.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH FRICA

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - This Week's Challenge


This week there is a theme challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog:

It's all about the NUMBERS!

My card features the Bugaboo image, Sketchy Girls (the precoloured version) that I matted onto red cardstock. (I added a little extra colouring with my Copics)

The bg paper is own-made - in MS Word, featuring the number 4.

I also added a punched red cs border, lace and ribbon.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA