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S for Season’s Greetings

Happy hump day crafty people!  How’s your week going?  I’m super busy with Christmas orders for my Etsy shop and trying to get my own Christmas cards finished and sent off.  However, I did manage to escape the Christmas crafting last night to go for pizza and to see Once upon a Deadpool last night.  We had seen (and loved) Deadpool 2 but it was fun to watch and there was a lovely memorial to Stan Lee at the very end which would have brought a tear to a glass eye!

Today I would like to share my entry for the the new Alphabet Challenge which currently is to make a card using S for Season’s Greetings.  I decided to go with a stamped santa as a focal image for the card.  This one was part of a free magazine gift and I stamped it in black memento ink and heat embossed it with a sparkly embossing powder.  I coloured it with alcohol pens (I have a mix of nuvo, spectrum noirs and first edition markers) and added a little more sparkle with my spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen.

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I then mounted him on the card with a couple of different papers that were also gifts with magazines (trying to use up some of my paper stash as it is a little out of hand!) and a little row of nuvo drops in red.  The final touch was to add the Season’s Greetings stamp, can you guess where it came from? Yup it was free with a magazine!  I think there is definitely a theme for this blog post!

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Anyway I hope that you like my card and if you haven’t had a look at the Alphabet Challenge that you will pop over to see some of the fab entries and maybe play along.

Thanks so much for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Got the gift tags….. just need to buy some gifts!

Hi crafty people!  My Christmas crafting catch up continues today with a batch of gift tags for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which has the theme of Wrap it up this week.

I have a big pile of off cuts of card which I thought would be good for cutting tags from.  Does anyone else love it when you can use up scraps of paper and card?  I find it so satisfying!!  Anyway,  I used a stitched tag die to cut some Kraft card tags.

Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in nuvo glacier white and then heat embossed some cute little trees.  The powders I used were gold (funstamps) and green glitz and red glitz (Wow).

Lastly I added some bakers twine with a gold thread through it.

I’ve added them to my tag stash so all I really need to do now is get the presents and wrap them before I can add a tag!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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A joyful card!

Hi crafty people, how was your weekend? We had a lovely relaxed weekend with a little bit of shopping, catching up on a few Outlander episodes and a chilly but bright walk.

Today I am here with a card for a challenge which is new to me.  It’s the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 460 and the current challenge is to make a card using red, green and white.

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I pulled out a wreath die which came free with a die cutting essentials magazine a month or two back and I hadn’t had a chance to play with it yet! I cheated slightly and added gold as well as the red, green and white!  I cut the wreath 3 in gold, red and green mirror card and then paper pieced the baubles.  It was a bit fiddly but I was pleased with the effect when it was finished!  The die set also included the bows and the word joy so I cut them from matt card and added the bows with some 3d pads to give a bit of dimension.

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I mounted the wreath on a white card panel with the sentiment in the middle and then layered it on a red square before adding to a green square card base.

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I think it’s a nice cheerful card with a traditional feel about it.  I hope you like my card and I’d love it if you left me a message in the comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Freshly Made Sketches 366

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a great weekend.  Today I am sharing my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has this fun sketch….

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I am still on a roll of reindeers today so I opted for a rudolph as the focal image using this die I’ve had in my stash for a while now (sorry I can’t remember where I got it from!).  I made the stripes in the background by inking up some card stock with embossing ink and adding embossing powder.  I used the Wow rose gold powder on white card and on a pale gold paper I used a powder which I have had for over 10 years I think.  It’s called stardust and I think the make is Funstamps.  I finished off the card with a sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted and some nuvo crystal drops in ivory seashell and antique rose.

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I hope that you like my card, I was quite pleased with it and I think I might make a batch of these to send to people as I’m still needing to make cards to send!

Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and I hope that you will say Hi in the comments and come back again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Walking in a winter wonderland

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a fab day.  Today I’m sharing a card for the  Paper Players Challenge , which currently has a Christmas theme.  This was a new challenge to me but I do love a crafty challenge!

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I decided to go for a snowman theme and pulled out a stamp that I bought last year from Wild Rose Studio.  I stamped it in memento ink and coloured it with a mix of alcohol pens from spectrum noir, Nuvo and First edition.  I added a little sparkle with the spectrum noir sparkle pen.

To make the scene for my snowmen I cut a scalloped circle from royal blue and a white circle to go on top.  I heat embossed some snow flakes in 3 different colours and added some white glitter card for the snow on the ground.  Then I mounted the cute snow family on top.

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To make the stopper I just added a blue circle with a sparkly mini christmas tree and raised it with some foam pads.

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I hope that you like my finished card, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x)

Supplies list:

Snowmen stamps (CL461) from Wild Rose Studio

Alcohol pens – First Edition, Spectrum Noir and Nuvo

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Card – white glitter, royal blue and baby blue

Circle and scallop circle dies from Tonic Studios

Embossing powder – Papermania silver

Wow Embossing glitters – Calypso and Under the Sea

 

 

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R for reindeer challenge

Happy hump day crafty people!  It’s been a while since I did any crafty challenges so I thought I would enter the  Alphabet Challenge Blog today.  The current theme is R for Reindeer and I knew I wanted to use the Woodware stamp “Rudolph and friends” for this challenge.  It’s a tall stamp so I decided to use a DL card base.

I wanted to create a snowy background for Rudolph so first of all I blended distress oxide in blueprint sketch and faded jeans distress ink.  I spritzed the paper with some water and blotted it but I wanted some brighter snowflakes to be falling so I dried off the paper with my heat gun and got out a snowy stencil.  I prepared the paper with my anti static bag and then pressed my clear embossing stamp pad through the stencil before adding the nuvo embossing powder in glacier white and heat embossing.  I think the water drops and the brighter embossed spots gives it some dimension almost like looking into the snow falling at dusk.

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I stamped the reindeer using black archival ink onto white cardstock and coloured the image using watercolour pencils and a water brush.  I used glossy accents to make Rudolph’s nose glow!  Then I fussy cut him out before putting the card together.

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The final touches were to add the sentiment (heat embossed in white again) and a few sparkly sequins.

Are you joining in this challenge?  Say hi in the comments and I can check out your blog too.  I hope you are having a great week and enjoying some festive treats.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

 

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Happy Saint Andrews Day!

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing?  I’m procraftinating with this blog post instead of tidying up my craft room so I’m squeezed into one small corner of my desk which is piled up with stuff which needs to find it’s home.  Does anyone else do this or is it just me? (please say I’m not alone hehe!).

I can’t believe it’s the end of November already but as it is Saint Andrews Day I thought I would make a wee Scottish card for the blog today.

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I used the thistle die from Britannia Dies and paper pieced it before mounting it on a green tartan heart.  The scalloped heart is cut from purple centura pearl card .  The stamp is from a K Craft stamp set.

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What do you think?  Is anyone celebrating Saint Andrews Day today?  I’ve got a veggie haggis for dinner which we will have with neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes!) and a whisky sauce.  I’m sure my hubbie will also have a wee dram or two to celebrate!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Craft blog and I hope that you are having a great day wherever you are.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

P.S If you would like to purchase this card it’s available from the Ginger Ninja Crafts Shop . 😉

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Star fold cards

Hi there! I thought it was about time I shared a fancy fold card which I’ve been playing with recently.  I watched a couple of tutorials to get the basics and then had a play with some copier paper to get the measurements for a couple of sizes.  Please excuse my scrappy drawings here but I thought it might save someone some time if they wanted to make some of these cute cards.

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The first one I used the smaller size, starting with a 21 cm square.  I used some Hobbycraft festive paper, a coordinating gem and added a sparkly sentiment in the middle using the Wow embossing powder in Calypso.

 

For the larger version I used a 30 cm square and some pretty floral paper from a Trimcraft pad.  I added a few rose gold butterflies and a rose gold sentiment inside.  I’m sure I will be able to use this card once the spring comes round!

I hope you like my star cards.  I’d love to see if you have a go at making these what you come up with.  Do you have a favourite fancy fold card to make?

Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Supplies Used:

Pa rom pa pom pom paper pad by Hobbycraft

Paper Flowers pad by Trimcraft

Wow Embossing Powders – Calypso and Rose Gold

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Flyby Friday greetings!

Happy Friday crafty people!  I’m back today with another Halloween themed project.  I am a big fan of owls so I thought the Halloween season was the perfect excuse to play with the Olivia Owl die set from Tonic Studios!  I added in the witches hat and broom from the Witchy Bits set (also from Tonic Studios).

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I used some night sky paper that came in a Tattered Lace magazine and a stamp from a Lawn Fawn set.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Wicked Wednesday - Halloween projects

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Happy hump day crafty people!  I hope you are all having a fab week and getting in the mood for Halloween!  I’ve been reading some spooky tales, watching some scary movies (well scary to me although I am a wimp!) and making some ghostly projects!

Today I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you.

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The first uses the Booyah stamp set from Lawn Fawn which I love!  It has lots of different elements to make a selection of ghosts.  For the above card I went with a Frankenstein, vampire and pirate.  Then I used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Violet Brocade to make a background which I then cut 3 circles from once it was dry.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card.  I added some purple gems to give a little bling.

The spider web paper for both of these cards came from the downloads in the member’s section of the Create and Craft website.

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The second card I pulled out an old stamp set which I love from Clearly Besotted.  The Good to be Bad set has a selection of fairy tale baddies and I stamped and coloured the three witches from the set.  I used the same format as the first card.  Instead of gems this time I used the spider stamp from the Booyah set to add some creepy crawlies.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for these three girls!

I hope that you like this week’s wicked Wednesday projects.  I’d love to read your comments.  Expect a couple of extra Halloween posts over the next week until Halloween a week today.

Thanks so much for reading my blog, have a great week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x