Card making with limited supplies 1

Happy hump day crafty people! I hope you are all safe and well. I’m sharing a card which I made today inspired by a challenge hosted on you tube. I’ll share the process video at the end of the post and I’d love it if you gave it a watch and left me your feedback. I’m pretty new to You Tube so all constructive feedback is welcome…. please be kind!

The challenge is to make a 6 x 6 inch card using limited supplies and colours, this week this includes:

  • Yellow
  • Grey
  • White
  • Stencil
  • Paint
  • Embossing folders

I used these materials (oh and I threw in a little patterned paper that fitted in with the colours):

This is what I created:

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

The Joy of Sets #20 – Splash, Yellow and Emboss (The stencil looks a bit like splashes in places!)

A bit more time to craft #121 – Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #248 – Anything Goes


Sea You Later!

Hi crafty people, how are you today? It’s the perfect weather for crafting here today, pouring with rain! I’m

I recently purchased Papercraft Essentials issue 189 and it came with this cut and emboss folder and a circle and flower die.

I used the folder on some white card and then blended some inks on it to make a blue underwater wave scene. (I used distress oxide in Salty Ocean and blue print sketch and distress ink in faded jeans).

I then cut the smaller circle and heat embossed a sentiment from the Make a Splash stamp set from Tracey Hey. Then i blended a mix of peacock feathers distress ink and salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress oxides. I then sprayed some water and blotted some of the ink off.

I popped the embossed card up on 3d pads and added some navy blue card behind the window and then glued it to a C6 card base. The focal image is a sea horse from the Make a Splash stamp set, coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut out. I added some sea weed (die cut from the Memory Box, Under the Sea die set) and Nuvo sequins ( ice white and aqua aurora)

I hope that you like my sea themed card. I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – #499 Nautical

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #41 – Anything Goes

Double Trouble Challenge #63 – Dry Embossing

Crafter’s Cafe Blog Challenge #248 – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges #412 – Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will pop back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Daring Cardmakers August Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you all doing today? I’m delighted to be back with another post for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge, this time hosted by Joanne. As it’s the start of the month we have our elemental challenge. You can use any three (or more!) elements from this picture to inspire your card…… if you dare!

What a beautiful selection of prompts (and a great book recommendation too!). I opted for the coffee, the tea spoon and the chocolate. I added a Clearly Besotted stamp (from the Warm Solutions Too set) and a few Nuvo jewel drops (in Aqua Plains) and here it is…..

I hope that you will be able to join us for this week’s challenge, I’m looking forward to checking out all the other DT member projects and your entries too!

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Aud Sentiments Challenge #257 Anything Goes!

Happy Thursday crafty friends! How are you today? I am hoping for a day without rain today (the last 2 days have been really wet and pretty cold in Scotland) so I can spend a little time in the garden. If it’s not gardening weather though, it will definitely be crafting weather so it’s not a great disaster!

Today we have a new Aud Sentiments Challenge starting and the theme is Anything Goes so everyone can join in! We were kindly sponsored by Doctor Digi who very generously allowed us to pick our own image.

I love the characters in Doctor Digi so I opted for the fabulous Green Fingers and Thumbs. I coloured her in with alcohol pens and fussy cut her out. I used a white gelly roll sakura pen to add some spots to her welly boots. I decided to go with a courgette theme as I recently purchased these super cute veggie dies from Ali Express. I cut a few courgettes in white card and coloured them to look like yellow, pale and darker green courgettes.

I made an inky background to look like the garden and added my gardener. It’s starting to be courgette season which for the last few years has meant having lots of home grown courgettes and searching for recipes to use them up! I’m a bit behind this year as slugs ate my first batch of courgettes so I’m just starting to see flowers on my plants but I am still hopeful I will have a crop! This has inspired my sentiment this year (I handstamped with these individual letter stamps from Hobbycraft!)

I hope it made any veg gardeners chuckle! Although I don’t have any impressive courgette pictures for this year I thought I would share one of my (three) aubergine plants in the greenhouse, I think this year I will be searching for some new recipes for these beauties!

I hope you will come and join in the fun in the challenge, the other Design Team members have made some really fab projects. As always thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


SAL Sunday 2020 – 10

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a good weekend. It’s another overcast day here but the first of my sunflowers made an appearance this morning (perfect SAL timing!) so here it is….

I don’t really know where the time has gone in the last three weeks but I only managed a little bit of stitching. So here is where I was last time….

This what it looks like now…

This SAL is organised by the lovely Avis. who keeps us all on track (it’s always a surprise to me when the email comes in and I think it cannot be 3 weeks already!!)

I’m looking forward to catching up with all the other blogs in this SAL group.  Please give them a visit too, I’ve linked them here so you can easily find them.

Avis , Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze  ,Christina, Kathy , Margaret , Cindy  , Heidi , Jackie , Sunny , Hayley ,Megan , Deborah , Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela,  SharonDaisyAnne ,ConnieAJLaura, Cathie and Linda, and Helen

Stay safe and be gentle with yourself at this time.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Dare to shake it!

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you’re having a good week? I’ve been keeping busy although my crafty mojo is missing in action so I’ve been mostly making routine cards for Etsy orders. However I did enjoy playing around to make my card for today’s Daring Cardmaker Challenge where Rizwana asks us to make any project with a shaker element.

I recently received a die set from Ali Express (I think I ordered it months ago and with everything going on it took ages to arrive so it was a lovely surprise as I’d forgotten all about it!). The die is for a gnome wearing a bee suit….. how could I resist?! To go with the bee theme I chose to use some honey comb patterned paper and some hexagon cutting dies for the windows. I used some acetate packaging to make the windows and a selection of 3d pads to make the shaker elements. I thought it might be helpful to show the “inside” of the shaker elements if people are new to making shaker projects.

Thank goodness that is all covered up! For inside the shakers I used two nuvo sequins (ice white and acqua aurora) and nuvo confetti in rainbow quartz triangles.

I used the honeycomb patterned paper for inside the windows and the reverse of the paper was a lovely pale blue paper so I used that for the front. Here is the final card….

Thank you so much for visiting the blog, I hope you will buzz on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to see all the other design team projects and share your own shaker project.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Don’t Bottle Things Up!

Happy Friday crafty people! How has your week been? I hope you are all safe and well. As it’s Friday it’s time for a new challenge over at the Daring Card Makers blog. Our host this week is Joanne and the theme is the Three Musketeers! The reason is that today is the birthday of it’s author Alexandre Dumas so let’s celebrate the power of three! Show us three of something on your cards this week.

I decided to use a wine glass die, because what’s better than a glass of lovely wine….. three glasses of lovely wine of course!! I think this virus might be getting to me 😉 I used some letter stamps which I’ve had for a really long time, I think I bought them in Hobbycraft but I’m not 100% sure! I used these to stamp the sentiment with memento ink

I cut three wine glasses and wine before cutting the wine to appear that someone has had a sip or 5! I used some patterned paper from my stash, some gold card and a few nuvo gold sequins (arranged in threes!) to finish the card off.

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Aud Sentiments Challenge #256

Hi crafty people, how are you today? I hope you are all keeping safe and well. The Aud Sentiment blog has a new challenge today and this time the theme is Things with Wings (and a sentiment….. of course!)

The current challenge is sponsored by the lovely Crafty Sentiments Designs.

I was very lucky to be gifted Toby in a Pot to use for this blog. This image is so adorable with the little bunny popping out of the pot! I coloured the scene in with a selection of alcohol pens and used some salty ocean distress oxide to add a little blue to the sky. I cut the scene using a circle die and added a scalloped circle mat in pale blue.

The sentiment comes from a Clearly Besotted stamp set and I added some mini butterflies cut from scraps of glitter card and pixie powder paper. Obviously I had to add some nuvo drops because I am incapable of making a project without these!

I hope you will pop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge to see all the fab projects made by the design team and we’d love to see all your projects with anything with wings!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Go wild!

Happy Monday crafty people! How was your weekend? We had a wee road trip over the river Forth to Fife which was really lovely. The sun shone and we visited a couple of beaches, had a nice coastal walk and didn’t stay too long as the public toilets were still closed! The challenges of lockdown continue 😉 It was so good to get a change of scenery and blow the cobwebs away. I’m back today with a card inspired by a couple of challenges: The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (#164) and Freshly Made Sketches (#444).

I pulled out some animal print papers from a Wilko set and Zebedee the Zebra Box Pop from Hunkydory. I also used some black card, a small strip of silver card and some pink pearlised card. The stamp came from a magazine gift set and I used Papermania silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

I layered up with head of the zebra and he made me giggle as that face looks so bored, not wild at all!

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #40

Crafts Galore Encore #77

Cute Card Thursday #643 Stitching around the zebra

Crafty Creations Challenge July 2020

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Daring Card Makers Challenge

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you are all safe and well. Today there is a new challenge up at the Daring Card Makers and this time Svenja has challenged us to make something with a Mexican or Frida Kahlo theme, (think flowers, bold colours, strong eyebrows!)

I started off with making a little sombrero before deciding that it would be for an alpaca! I used the Marion Designs Collectables Eline’s Alpaca die set and popped the sombrero on with a few added tassles and pom poms!

I made an easel card base with a 6 x 6 inch square card. I used some papers from the Mexican Madness paper pad from Hobbycraft to create a background. I used the same papers to make a panel inside. The sentiment is from a magazine gift set which I’ve used many times. I added some mats and layers and raised it up on a 3d pads to make a little stopper for the card.

I hope you will come and join in the fun! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx