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Alice in Wonderland pocket letter

Happy hump day crafty people!  Hope your week is going to plan.  Today I thought I would share a quick post of a pocket letter I made a wee while ago.  This is the front and the back view.


I used a combination of stamps, stickers, stencils and some images I downloaded and printed off. For the back I made some little pockets for all of the goodies to go into and I really liked the effect.

I hope you like my pocket letter.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)



Tee-rific birthday!

Hi there, hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today is my Mum’s birthday so I thought I would share the card I made her.  She was a keen golfer although now just enjoys watching rather than playing.


I used the tee die from Quick Kutz and created an easel card using my Tonic Studios circle and scalloped circle dies.


To give the impression of a golf ball I embossed the white circle with a dotty folder and used the debossed side.


I hope you like the card and I’ll be back tomorrow with another crafty project.  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)



The Male Room Challenge #90

Hi there crafty people, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fab weekend.  Today I’m sharing my card for the current Male Room Challenge ( ) which is to include an unexpected item.

I struggled at first to think of what I could include and then got some inspiration from my favourite drink…. diet pepsi!  So I cut into a can and washed it out before die cutting a square and then embossing it.  I have to admit it was very sharp but once I had die cut the square it was much easier to handle and I really like the embossed effect.  I used some of the super sticky red tape to fix it to the card and mat and layered it with some blue and black cardstock.


I used dies from two sets to make the embellishments for the card, the sentiment (My Hero) from the Xcut Mr Mister text set and the tools from Marianne Design Creatables.


I used paper piecing with the tools and sentiment and arranged them onto the card, using foam pads to raise up the sentiment.

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I hope that you like my finished card, I’m looking forward to seeing all the other unusual items used in the challenge!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)



Shhhh….. fairies!

Yay, it’s Saturday!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend and managing to fit in some crafty time.  Today I am sharing a card I made for happy mail recently.


I used a fairy die and stamp from Joanna Sheen as well as a stamp from the Garden Fairy set from Woodware.


I cut a diagonal from the card front and decorated the card base with patterned papers and some star die cuts.  Then used paper piecing to give the fairy gold wings, a sparkly dress and dark hair and I coloured her skin with alcohol pens.  Lastly I added some gold stickles to her wand.


Inside I added some white card so there is a space to write a message and added the Shhhh…. fairies stamp.



I hope you like this wee fairy.  I’d love to hear what crafty projects you have been spending time on this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

100 Things Challenge

100 Things Challenge #5-#10

Happy Fri-yay!  Today I’m sharing a few pictures of items I’ve made for my 100 Things Challenge.  In a nutshell the challenge is to use up some of my crafty stash to make 100 things before shopping for new craft items!  These are items 5-10 and it’s a bit of a mix.  There is a couple of cards you have seen that I did for challenges.  The 40th birthday card was a request from a customer for a James Bond fan.  I made a batch of gift tags for Christmas as I’ve started making a few Christmas projects.  I used up some scraps of paper and a flower punch and added some gems (I seem to have amassed a big pile of bling….. a wonderful problem to have!) so I have a supply of little embellishments for happy mail, pocket letters etc.  Finally I made a Traveller’s Notebook insert.  I was in Paris for a few days with my husband in May and the plan is to put some photographs, tickets, memories etc in.  Hopefully I will get some spreads done and share them in this 100 things challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you liked seeing some of my projects and I’ll be back next week with the next batch.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 346

Hi crafty people, I hope your Thursday is going well.  Today I would like to share a card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge ( with the following sketch.

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I had just bought the new issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine with the beautiful Dandelion Dreams gift set including an embossing folder and stamp set so I was itching to use them on a project!


So here is my card.  I used distress oxide inks to create the coloured areas.  I embossed the black circle with the folder and added a butterfly to the panel.  I used my spectrum noir sparkle pen to highlight the butterfly and the embossed dandelion (although I don’t think it’s really visible in the picture!)


I hope you like the card and I’ll be back again tomorrow with another post.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts) x


Happy birthday to brew!

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by to check out my blog.  Today I’m sharing a stepper card I made using the free gifts with issue 161 of Papercraft Essentials magazine.  I love a crafty magazine for all the ideas and inspiration although I must admit I’m often sucked in by the freebies on offer!  This magazine did not disappoint with the set of stamps, coordinating dies and an embossing folder from Apple Blossom.  I also used some yellow checked paper from a pack that the magazine sent me as a gift when a card I made was included in the Your Cards pages!

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To make the card base I used the following template which I think I found on pinterest some time ago and I scribbled it down in my notebook so please excuse the picture!


I used brown craft card for the card base and cut some panels from the decorative paper for the side and bottom panels.

I stamped the beer bottles and beer glasses with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  For the bottles I coloured with my First Edition Craft Twin Markers (49, 53,54 and 37 for the label) and a gold gel pen for the bottle cap.  I fussy cut these out and glued them to the side panels.  The beer mugs were cut out with the corresponding die and coloured with the pens (42, 39 and 37).  I added a little highlight with a white gel pen.  The cream panel in the centre was made by embossing some cream cardstock and then running some vintage photo distress ink lightly with a blending tool across the raised areas.

The finishing touch was to add the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set and a couple of orange enamel dots from my stash.


I hope that you like my card, I’d love to hear any feedback you have.  Happy crafting everyone.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja) x


Gorjuss girl easel cards

Hi crafty people, hope Tuesday is treating you well!  I’m back today sharing a couple of cards I made to send as happy mail to some lovely crafty people.  Now I know that they have been received I can share here.  I made them both using Gorjuss Girl stamps from Santoro.  I wanted to make easel cards so I made two different ones to fit in with the size of the stamps.

For both cards I stamped the focal image with black Archival Ink and used watercolour pencils and a water brush to colour them in.

The first card I fussy cut out the foreground of the stamp and then stamped and heat embossed the cloud and raindrops in silver on a dark purple card stock.  I added some heat embossed stars which were also in the stamp set.  Then I layered up the gorjuss girl onto the background.


The second card I used some decorative papers to mat and layer in the card panels.  The finishing touch was a few sparkly gems.


I hope that you like these two cards, it was my first time playing with these stamps they are larger than a lot of the stamps I use.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)


Fusion cactus door challenge

Happy Monday everyone.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I had a lovely relaxing weekend pottering in the garden and going on a road trip with my husband yesterday to a see Hermitage Castle in the Scottish Borders.  We even made it home for me to have a snooze on the sofa while the World Cup final was on (I’m not a football fan!).

Today I’m back with an entry for the Fusion Card Challenge ( ).  Here is the prompt for this week’s challenge…. Fusion Cactus Door-001

The idea of the challenge is that you can use the card sketch or the photo or both to inspire your card.  I’ve used both although my colour scheme is totally different!  I used the Simply Succulent stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps again (can you tell I love Clearly Besotted yet?!)


So here is my finished card….


I used a strip of paper from a Hobbycraft 6″x 6″ paper pad called Mexican Madness.  Then I stamped a small cactus and coloured it with alcohol pens (I used a mix of Spectrum Noir and First Edition Craft Markers) and a gold gel pen.  I fussy cut it out and I used a sentiment stamp from the Scribbled Flowers set (also from Clearly Besotted!).  I added a few spots of gold stickles to liven up the card a little and voila!

I hope that you like my card and forgive my repetition of cactus cards!  Must be the recent Scottish heat wave inspiration!  I’d love to hear from you if you have a chance in the comments.  Have a fab Monday and I’ll see you soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)