I only entered my first card challenge a few weeks ago and since then I’ve become a bit hooked!  I love how the challenges spark ideas and inspiration and seeing the variety of projects from each theme or sketch is fab.  This week I found a new one so here is my card for the Male Room Challenge ( )

The theme for this challenge (number 86) is gardening and it runs from the 23rd of May until the 5th of June.  So without further ado here is my card.


I hope that you like it.  I’d love to hear where you find your inspiration and ideas from, are there challenges you participate in or other sources?

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)


Fusion coral flowers challenge

Hi crafty people, I’m back to share another card that I made for a card challenge (these things are a bit addictive!).  Today’s card is for the Fusion coral flowers challenge ( with the sketch below.74439283b

I loved playing with inks, stamps and dies for this challenge and actually came up with two cards which I couldn’t decide between so I thought I would just include them both!

The first one I made by making the resist flowers with white embossing powder and then using abandoned coral and spiced marmelade distress oxide inks to create the backround.  The scalloped edge on both cards is a tattered lace die and I just added a thin stripe of peach vellum and a sentiment banner which was a tonic stamp.


The second one I used some tattered lace flower and leaf dies and I used some inky paper for the scalloped stripe.


I hope you like these coral cards and that you are all having a lovely day.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)


I will always be there for you

Hi there, hope you are all having a good Monday.  It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Midlothian.  Today I’m sharing another card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge over at .

The sketch for this week (challenge FMS338) is:


I used a flower stamp from a set of Crafter’s Companion stamps which came with issue 18 of Crafter’s Inspiration magazine.  I stamped and embossed the flower with white on craft cardstock and coloured it using watercolour pencils.  Then I mat and layered the three flowers on yellow and green card.  The sentiment is from the Adorable Elephants set from MFT.


I love the stamp and really enjoy stamping and colouring on craft card for a different effect.  I hope that you enjoy the card.


Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)


Fusion card challenge – the harbour

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge over at .  The challenge gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one, or the other or both.  This challenge sketch is …..Fusion May 10 The Harbour-001

I opted to try both and went with a nautical theme and the card sketch…..


First I used a selection of distress inks and distress oxide inks in blue, greens and yellow and “smooshed” them using a sheet of acetate out of some crafty packaging.  Once I was happy with the effect I decided it needed a border to make it stand out so I matted it on some navy card stock.  I left a wider border at the right hand side which I heat embossed with a compass stamp.

Then I stamped and coloured the sailor using alcohol pens and fussy cut him out.  The port hole was also a stamp which I again heat embossed with silver and fussy cut it out.  The sailor is stuck on using some 3d pads to give it a little dimension and the card is finished off with a stampmed sentiment saying “happy birthday mate”!  The stamps were all part of a set which came free with a Creative Stamping Magazine months ago.  I really like the sailor with his tattoo and I had to give him a ginger beard to keep him in the Ginger Ninja theme!

I really enjoyed the challenge and will definately be back to see what the next challenge will be.  It was a good way of making me look at my crafty stash and see what I had that could be used for the theme and it was a great excuse to get this sailor out to play!  I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs


AKA the Ginger Ninja!!


Safari memories

I hope you are all having a good weekend.  I thought I would share a few cards I made recently that bring back lots of happy memories.  Last year we got married in South Africa on a game reserve and we even had some elephants in our official pictures!  
Our wedding day in South Africa March 2017
So when I saw that Hunky Dory had a couple of sets of safari themed stamps I had to snap them up and here are a few of the projects I’ve made with them.20180503_165530


I hope that you like this selection of cards, I’d love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs


Crafty swaps

Magical creatures pocket letter


Hi there crafty people, I hope you’ve all had a great week.  I thought I would share another project from a wee while ago and this time it’s a pocket letter made for a swap through a facebook group.  This was the first pocket letter I had made for a couple of years and it got me back into crafty swaps and happy mail.  I hope that you like it!

Have a great weekend, I hope it brings some time for crafting

Jenny x


Bring me sunshine!

I felt inspired to make this card as I’ve been planting out my little sunflower plants recently and I can’t wait to see them grow.  Last year we had a bumper crop of giant sunflowers (see pics below for photographic evidence!) and I’m hoping this year’s thrive despite the chilly spring weather!

This card was inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches card challenge

FMS Final 336-001

I used a craft card base for the card and the stamp was a free gift with a Papercraft Essentials magazine last year (I think!).  The lovely checked yellow paper in the background arrived in the post today along with some pretty washi tapes.  They were a gift from Papercraft Essentials for submitting a card that they published a few months ago.  I hope you like it and the sunflower brings a smile to your face today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Ginger Ninja Crafts Sunflower Card


Crafty swaps

Musical theme ATCs

Hi crafters, today I thought I would share some ATCs I made for a recent crafty swap.  The theme was “If music be the food of love” and here is my set.

I used a two sets of stamps from Creative Stamping magazine, distress inks, a musical note stencil and some ink spray and texture paste.

I love making ATCs and trying different techniques out.  What do you think?  Do you make ATCs too?  Do you have a favourite technique to use in ATCs?