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Aud Sentiments Challenge #236

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are all having a great week?  I’m popping in today as we have a new challenge starting today over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.  It’s a great one to enter as anything goes this time!

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The challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said who have a beautiful range of digi stamps available.  We are very lucky as design team members as we were gifted an image to work with.  I chose Christmas Rosey which is a super cute set of images complete with a coloured version, sentiment and images.  So without further ado I will share my project….

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I printed out the dog image and the sentiment and chose some parcel patterned paper and traditional Christmas colours of cardstock.  I coloured in Rosey with alcohol inks and fussy cut her out.  before deciding on how I wanted to arrange the card.  Once I had played about with the design I put it together and finished off with some gems that I coloured red with an alcohol pens.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you will consider hopping over to the challenge and entering one of your creations.  There are some very beautiful projects from my design team colleagues too.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Stamping with embossing folders

Happy hump day crafty people!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  A few weeks ago I made some cards using embossing folders to stamp.   I couldn’t resist adding in another project on this theme as I really liked the effect.

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This time I pulled out a mandala type embossing folder and I used black archival ink.  When I tried stamping it by hand I didn’t get a good effect at all so I ran it through the big shot to get a better impression as well as embossed.

Once the ink had dried I used a water brush and some distress oxide inks to paint the mandala and than added a stamped sentiment in the centre.  I thought the finished effect was a bit like a tile.

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Here’s a close up of the final card…..

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Thanks so much for stopping by to visit the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #235

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are having a wonderful week?  Today there is a new challenge kicking off at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.  The theme is autumn or fall and of course to include a sentiment!  The challenge finishes up on the 16th of September so you have plenty of time to get crafty!

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This time we have been sponsored by The Paper Shelter and as a design team member I was so lucky to be gifted a beautiful image to work with.  The digi stamp I used is Autumn Enchantment  and it’s a beauty!  I absolutely love autumn as a theme for crafting so this was a treat to make.

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I used a Sue Wilson Creative Expressions die to cut the frame to go behind this pretty autumn fairy.  I cut some leaves from card that I had inked up in some autumn colours with distress oxide inks.  The quote was part of a magazine gift stamp set last year.  I coloured my image with alcohol inks and then fussy cut her out before adding her to the card.

I hope you will join us for the challenge, there are some beautiful projects over on the blog from my fellow design team members to give you some inspiration.  Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.  Have a fab day.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja Crafts!) x

 

Stitch-a-long

SAL Sunday 12

Happy Sunday crafty people! It’s time for another stitch along posts or SAL and I have to admit I haven’t done any stitching in the last 3 weeks!  Sorry to not have an update but I thought I would pop in to say let you know the answer to the question I left you with last time re what flower this square represents…..

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A couple of people guessed right….

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Yay, sweet peas!

I’m looking forward to catching up with all the other blogs in this SAL group, I’m sure they will have more to update than me!  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 , Helen , Linda , Heidi , Jackie , Sunny , Hayley ,Megan , Deborah , Clare , Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn and Sharon

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alphabet Challege – L for lemons or limes

Happy Friday crafty people!  How has your week been? I hope you found some time for crafting.  If you are looking for something crafty to be inspired by we have a new Alphabet Challenge launching this morning.  The prompt is L for lemons or limes, perfect for the summer.

I pulled out some papers that had come with a Tonic Studios magazine which were perfect for this challenge.  I fussy cut out the panel for the front and arranged some different panels of the lemon print papers with some lime green and white card stock.  I finished it off with a couple of adhesive gems and die cut lemon slices.

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I hope you like my lemon card and that you will join us for the challenge, I love seeing how people interpret the prompts in so many different ways.  Thank you for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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R for reindeer

Happy Thursday crafty people!  I hope your week is going well.  I’m getting an overdue haircut today and getting my grey hairs covered up!  Before I head off to be pampered I thought I would share another Christmas card I’ve been working on.

This card is for the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – R for Reindeer

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #55 – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #452 Anything Goes

Merry Little Christmas #12 Anything Goes

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This card features a reindeer die from Tonic Studios that I have had for a few years and I love paper piecing it.  I hope you like my card!

Crafty Hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

 

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Q for Quarters

Hi crafty people!  How are you today? We went into Edinburgh last night to watch the fireworks that mark the end of the festival.  We headed into Inverleith Park with a blanket and cosy jumpers and had a lovely view of the castle.  I tried to take some pics of the fireworks but they were all rubbish but this was our view with the castle all lit up before it got fully dark.

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Now that the festival is finished Christmas will be here in no time (eek sorry, but it always feels that way!) so today’s card is for the ABC Christmas Challenge – PQR.  Specifically it’s for the Q for quarters prompts.  I used some papers from a Craftwork Cards Christmas USB, plus some silver glitter paper and navy blue card.  The Let it Snow circle was from a Trimcraft set I believe.

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

Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #225 – Spots &/or stripes

A bit more time to craft #98 – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I hope you will pop back again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Penguin Parade!

Happy Monday crafty people!  How was your weekend?  It was a beautiful sunny weekend in my little corner of Scotland and I thoroughly enjoyed the return of summer!  We had a fun trip into town on Saturday night for some comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and I had time to enjoy the garden and got a good crop for dinners this week!  I thought I would share a few non crafty pics before I get into my card for today!

 

Today’s card was inspired by the ABC Christmas Challenge P for Penguin! I pulled out the Penguin Parade stamp from Woodware and stamped it with memento black ink (although it’s a bit grey now!).  I coloured the details with alcohol inks and then fussy cut around the top of the images.  The sentiment came from a Lawn Fawn set called Here we go a waddling!   I used some snowy paper for the background and added some red and green gems for some bling!

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

A bit more time to craft #98 – anything goes

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge #444 – Anything goes

Crafter’s Castle – Anything goes/any occasion

Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #225 – spots or stripes

I hope you all had a good weekend and that these cuties make you smile on this Monday morning!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Over the hill!

Happy Friday crafty people!  How’s your week been?  I’ve had a good week, nothing too exciting but managed to fit in lots of crafting so that is always a good sign and it’s nearly the weekend!  My husband is golfing three days in a row but we’ve also got plans for a trip into Edinburgh for an evening at the fringe to see a couple of shows and have some food.  We usually go to see lots of things in Edinburgh festival and fringe but this year we’re just squeezing in one evening before it all finishes up with the fireworks on Monday night.  Hopefully we will head into town to see the fireworks too as that’s always a good show.  We’re also going to a braai on Sunday for South Africans in Scotland (and their families!).  I hope you’ve got some lovely things planned over the weekend.

Anyway back to the crafting!  Today I’m sharing a card for the Sisterhood of snarky stampers challenge R for RIP!

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I love their prompts as they are always unique and make me smile.  I had recently got this digi (Stella Birthday Reaper)  from Bugaboo stamps and I thought it was very fitting!

I coloured Stella in with pencils and trimmed the panel down before inking around the edges with a makeup sponge and some black ink.

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I’m trying to use up some of my large pile of patterned papers so I picked a couple and some purple card to make up some panels.  The finishing touch is some purple gems to add a little bling for Stella!  I hope she makes you smile!

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I’d also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge #16 – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations #396 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper Challenge #444 – Anything Goes

Catch the Bug August – Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #234

Hi crafty people! I hope you are having a great week.  Today we have a new challenge starting at Aud Sentiments Challenge and this time the theme is to make a masculine card (of course including a sentiment!).

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The new challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi’s House of Stamps  and the design team were all lucky to be gifted a digital stamp to use for our projects.  I chose Metal Mick for my card.

I started by making a background using a couple of musical stamps and then I inked aroundthe edges with black ink.

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I printed out Mick and coloured him in using coloured pencils and added some pencil shading for the floor and wall.  I cut out the panel and inked around the edges before matting and layering with some red and black card.  The sentiments also came from the same musical stamp set.  The finishing touch was to add some black nuvo drops.

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I hope that you like Metal Mick too, he makes me smile! I hope you will hop over to the challenge and see all the other design team member’s projects.  The challenge runs for a couple of weeks so you can enter until the 2nd of September.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)