Cardmaking

Black, white and one colour – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends, I hope you have had a great week and you’re ready for a new challenge over at the Daring Cardmaker! This week Miri is our host and she has challenged us to use black, white and one other colour for our card this week!

This one took a bit of thinking for me, I’m not usually so limited in my colours so I decided to go with a CAS card design (also not my usual style!) I recently bought a set of the Tim Holtz wildflower dies from Sizzix and I cut the foliage from this set. I used some photo paper which I had coloured with green brusho powders. I used some scrap card to mask off a strip on my card base and I stamped some script with black ink on this panel. Once I took the masking off I lined the panel with a black sharpie to make it stand out a little more. I tied the foliage die cuts with some black and white bakers twine before sticking this all onto the scripty panel. Finally I added a sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card and cut it into a little banner. I also cut a banner from the paper I used for the leaves die cut and layered it up with the sentiment. The finishing touch was a few green nuvo jewel drops.

I tried to make a fresh, clean and simple card, did I manage it?! Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

Cardmaking

Let’s Hear it for the Bees – I Dare You!

Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you doing today? I feel like I just blinked and it’s Friday again, I don’t know where the times has gone….. might be a sign of growing old!

Anyway, it’s Friday again and as ever that means we have a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and Shabneez is hosting this week with the fab theme – Let’s Hear it for the Bees. Shabneez says  “I would like to celebrate bees this week so would love to see anything related to them on your cards.  You could use beehives, honeycomb shapes, honey coloured ink etc – extra points for using a combination of elements!”

I love bees and this prompt seemed like the perfect excuse to pull out Lady Bea from JMC Designs. I’m lucky enough to be on the Design Team for JMC Designs but this stamp set was bought from one of Julia’s fab Hochanda shows.

I coloured Bea and the Bee flower with coloured pencils and fussy cut them out. The little bee I heat embossed in black on yellow card. Using the Wow embossing pen I embossed the black stripes and some shimmer on the wings.

I created some mats in yellow and black and then used a piece if paper from the Garden Tots collection which I was kindly gifted to use on Design Team projects. The sentiment is from the Lady Bea set and it refers to the fact that bees shouldn’t be able to fly as their bodies are too big for their wings!

I hope Lady Bea and her bumble bee chum brightens your day, have a fab weekend when it comes.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge – #272 Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing? It’s been a chilly week here, we even had some flurries of snow which is not really in the spirit of spring! Fingers crossed the weather warms up soon but in the mean time it’s still perfect crafting weather!! Today we have a new challenge starting at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s one for everyone to join in as it’s an “Anything Goes” theme. All you need to include is a sentiment!

The current challenge is sponsored by the lovely people at Polkadoodles and the Design Team members were all kindly gifted an image to use for this challenge. I chose Sunshine Delight Little Friends – Winnie and she is adorable!

I coloured Winnie with watercolour pencils and cut her out. I created a blue sky for her with inks and then a green mat behind the circle of sky. The card base has some green patterned card. The sentiment strip is stenciled with a petal design and the friendship sentiment was stuck on top.

I hope you will come over and join in the fun!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts !) xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – April Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s time to launch the next Daring Cardmakers Challenge and I’m hosting my first elemental challenge so I hope you will join us! I’m daring you to take at least 3 elements from this photograph to inspire your card making.

I opted to use the protea, hearts, script, lace trim, beads and the word “Love” for my card.

I used a stencil with some texture paste and brusho powders to create the protea panel. I added some script stamping and a black layer behind it. If you would like to see demonstrating this technique I have a video over on my youtube channel.

Many thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Say it loud…. I dare you!

Happy Friday! How has your week been going? I feel like this week has flown past and my todo list is still quite long however nothing too urgent! It’s time for a new Daring Cardmaker’s Challenge and this week the lovely Nat has challenged us to Say it Loud!

So we have been challenged to make the sentiment the focus of our card. I used a die set from Bright Rosa and cut the words from Black Centura Pearl card stock. To create the card base I used a square of glossy photo paper with cosmic shimmer powders on it. I made a video of this technique in case you would like to see what I did.

So I cut a square of this paper and stuck it onto the card base.

I was recently gifted some vellum from a fellow crafty youtuber and I cut a piece of vellum which had butterflies printed on it in a square larger than the photo paper. I mounted the words on some more of the photo paper and arranged those on top on the vellum with a couple of circle die cuts. I then applied glue to the areas under the word panels and circles and stuck it onto the card base.

I hope that you like my card and that you will join us for the challenge.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx

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Aud Sentiments 271 – Animals

Hi crafty friends, can you believe it’s Thursday already? I’m not sure where this week is disappearing too but time is flying past! Today we have a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and this time it’s a favourite theme of mine … animals!

We are very luck to be sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi’s House of Stamps. If you haven’t checked their shop out you are missing a treat. I love their quirky characters best and I’ve used many on blog posts in the past. This time they very kindly gifted me Morag the Moo to use for today’s card.

I coloured Morag with coloured pencils and fussy cut her out. I found some green inky paper for her to stand on and layered it up with some bright green card. The card base has some bright tartan paper (well she is a Highland coo, she needs some tartan!). The sentiment is from a Hunkydory stamp set and I heat embossed it on a strip of blue vellum, I added some circles of inky card to give me some places to hide the glue sticking it down. I hope you like my card and Morag makes you smile!

Thanks as ever for checking out the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, have a fab day

Crafty hugs

Jenny xx

Stitch-a-long

SAL Sunday 2021 – 4

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are doing well. It’s a gorgeous sunny day in Scotland and spring has most definitely sprung. I’ve been sorting out the garden and it’s lovely to be outside in mild weather. I hope you are all doing well. I’m excited to share a finish with you today as well as show my next project which is well under way. So this is where I was 3 week ago…..

I was so close so it didn’t take much to finish off the project (excuse the blue light!)….

I had already decided to start on a new Barbara Ana design called Dream Girl from Creative Poppy. It’s a SAL and I think there are 4 parts out. I used the threads they recommended but changed to a cloud printed aida instead of the teal blue even weave which I couldn’t find available to me in lockdown! Here is where I am…

I’m excited to see what else will be included in the design! I’ll share more in another 3 weeks.

This SAL is organised by the lovely Avis. and it’s a bit different than many SALs because we are all working on our own projects at our own pace. It’s really helpful to me as a way of pushing me forward to complete projects (I just need to actually get them fully finished into frames etc but one step at a time!) Please visit the other SAL members blogs, they are such a talented group who are working on really beautiful projects. I’ve linked them here so you can easily find them.

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

Stay safe and be gentle with yourself at this time.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Cardmaking

Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Spring Thoughts

Happy Friday crafty friends, how are you all doing? It’s been a beautiful sunny week here and it definitely feels like Spring is in the air so this week the Daring Cardmaker’s Challenge has the perfect theme….. Spring Thoughts!

I also got my copy of the new Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine this week and it has a beautiful cherry blossom stamp and die set. I stamped and die cut some of the cherry blossom images and then coloured with distress oxide inks in picked raspberry and worn lipstick. I had a piece of card which had mopped up some left over ink. It was pretty pale so I topped it up with some additional cracked pistachio and salty ocean by spraying some ink smooshed onto my glass mat and pressing the paper onto the pools of ink. Once this was dry I added it to the card base and arranged the cherry blossoms onto the panel and in one of the corners. I finished it off with some nuvo drops and a thank you stamp.

I hope you are getting some milder weather too, and that you will come and join in with our challenge this week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Plant a Flower Day

Happy Friday crafty friends. I hope you’ve had a good week and found a little time for being creative.  It’s my turn to host the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week so I hope you will hop on over and share your cards.  Today is “Plant a Flower Day” so to honour this I would love to see projects showing your favourite flowers.  I find it difficult to pick just one but as spring is just around the corner in Scotland we have lots of snowdrops popping up and they are definitely one of my favourites. 

I used a snowdrop cutting die from Craft Emotions. For the leaves I used some card which I had used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders in Olive Green on. The flowers are cut from a textured white card. I added them to a panel of patterned paper from my stash, inked around the edge with distress oxide in cracked pistachio and lucky clover. I took a strip of the pixie powder background and added some lace behind it. The stamp is from a Hunkydory set and the finishing touches were some pearl nuvo drops.

I hope you like my spring floral card. The team have created some beautiful cards which , can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #270

Hi crafty friends, how are you doing this week? It’s been a wild windy week here so one minute the sun is shining and the next it is bucketing rain, typical Scottish weather really! It’s time for a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments blog. This week week we are looking for the sentiment to be on the inside of the card for a change!

I decided to make a card with a window to get a sneak peak of the sentiment. I recently bought a Floral Scribble Circle frame die from Tonic Studios and I thought this would work nicely as it comes with dies to cut the outside and inside edges too.

I cut the inside edge into the card base (with some patterned paper already in place) and then added the frame cut in a green mirror card. I added a few flowers and some nuvo drops to the front. Once the nuvo drops had dried I opened up the card and added the same patterned paper. I used the outside edge die to cut a panel for inside the card and lined up the stamp so it would appear through the window. I added a couple of flowers and some nuvo drops to finish it off.

Here is the front of the card with the sentiment peeking through….

The inside view…

I hope you will share you projects over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog and hop on over to see the beautiful projects made by the other design team members.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx