Gin o’clock! (or is dry January over yet?!)

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing really well.  It’s been another cold day here with a clear blue sky and a beautiful view of the snowy hills from my desk.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has this sketch to inspire creations…


I really love the diagonal stripes and I dug out my box of washi tapes to see if anything jumped out as inspiration.  I really loved the spotty circles (the top stripe on my card) and it made me think of limes and then I remembered that this stamp had just arrived this week and I knew what I was going to do!


I had the green gingham and glitter paper near at hand from another make and I thought they matched in perfectly.  The lemon and lime came from a die-namics set.


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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


B for Berries

Hello again!  I think this is the first time I’ve posted twice in the one day, I hope you’re not too sick of the sight of me!

I’m back with my second card for the ABC Christmas challenge and this one is B for Berries.  I had been gifted a few wooden stamps by someone clearing out their craft stash last year and I thought I would use this lovely holly one from Heritage Stamps.  I heat embossed it in gold and then painted the leaves and berries with cosmic shimmer pixie powders mixed with a little water.


I then added a few splashes of the red and gave the berries a bit of glossy accents to make them stand out.  Once the ink and glossy accents was dry I mounted it on some gold and red card.


I hope that you like this card and if you do why not like the post or leave a comment.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


A is for Anything Christmas Goes

Happy hump day crafty people!  Last year I was a bit disorganised when it came to my Christmas cards so when I heard about the ABC Christmas Challenge challenge I thought it would be a great way to have a stash of cards made throughout the year.  So this is the first of two blog posts for my January cards.

I pulled out a Hobby Art stamp (CS223D – Santa Paws) that I had bought last year and then didn’t use before Christmas and I thought it would go well with the Marianne Designs cat die cutting set (another one which I had in my stash unused).  I was inspired to make a cute Ginger cat like one of our three feline friends.


I think he likes it as he climbed onto the card when I was trying to take some pictures!  I think the caption should read “It’s mine now”!  I even included his wee ginger spot on one of his back feet.


For a better view of the finished card….


I hope you like this cute kitty, I’ll need to make 2 more featuring Spats and Pepper so they don’t feel neglected but that could wait for another day!

I’ll be back later today with my entry for B for berries.

As always thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Craft blog, it means so much to me to see that somone has left a like or a comment.  Have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you again very soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Bokeh heart

Hello crafty people!  How are you doing today?  I’m back with another card I made using the bokeh background from yesterday.  I’d like to enter this card into a couple of challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Heart

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Pink & White

I used the Tonic Studios die to cut a heart from the bokeh background paper as well as a couple of mini hearts I had left over from yesterday’s card too.  I layered a white square of embossed card stock on a pink square and then arranged the hearts in the frame.  I used a stamp from Crafter’s Companion to add a simple sentiment.  I mounted the sentiment on the same pink card and raised it with some 3d pads to add some dimension.


I hope that you like my sweet and simple Valentine’s day card.


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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Bokeh background for Valentine

Happy Monday crafty people! How was your weekend?  I hope you had a good one.  Today I’m back with my entry for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge which has this sketch….


As it is very nearly February I thought I had to go with a Valentine theme card and I also wanted to use the bokeh technique for this card as I’m still enjoying making these pretty patterns!  For this card I used these three inks plus the Tsukineko white Brilliance Ink Pad.


I pulled out some super cute heart dies from Tonic Studios which I believe I got last year.   The stamp came with the dies and fits perfectly.


I added a few smaller hearts from the same stamp set to finish off the card and here it is!


Thanks so much for popping over to the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will come back again soon.  Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x



Happy Saturday crafty people!  I’m back with an entry for the Male Room Challenge which has the prompt “nature”.


After Christmas I treated myself to a starter set of alcohol inks from Ranger and a pack with three additional colours.  I decided that I should have a play and after watching a couple of videos on you tube I created these backgrounds with the blending tool and blending solution.  I was pretty happy with them for a starter, I love the look and they are so shiny in person.


Even though it’s winter I decided to go with an autumnal theme for my card and to use that lovely orange background.  I also used a tree die from Sue Wilson and cut it from a dark brown and then cut the leaves from my alcohol ink backing.  It’s a really lovely effect and so glossy.


I think you get a bit better idea of the leaves in this picture.


I think I’m going to have fun playing with these inks!  Thanks for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts, have you tried alcohol inks and if so, do you have a favourite technique?  I’d love to hear your top tips in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


V for vehicle

Happy Friday crafty people! This week seems to have just flown past and this is my first blog post but I’m back and I’ve got a few posts in the planning stages.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the Alphabet Challenge which is currently on V for vehicle.  As it’s coming up to Valentine’s Day I decided to go with a love theme for the card and used a car die to make a wedding card.


I hope that you’ve had a great week and your weekend is full of fun.  We are off to the cinema tonight to see Mary Queen of Scots which I’m really looking forward to.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Crafty swaps

Alphabet Artist Trading Cards (A-I)

Hello crafty people, I hope you are having a great weekend.  I was sorting through some photographs and I came across these Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) which I made for a series of swaps last year.  I thought they would make a fun blog post so here is the first batch…. from A to I.



I hope you like this selection of ATCs, it was a really fun challenge and so interesting to see how the others in the swap interpreted the challenge and how people used different techniques.  I’ll be back soon with  next batch.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Having a whale of a time!

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing?  It’s getting colder here in Scotland although no sign of snow yet.  Today I’m back with a card entry for both the freshly made sketch and Simon Says Wednesday  challenges.  The sketch is here and the SSS challenge is to create a clean and simple card.

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I had a few sales bargains arrive this week from Clearly Besotted Stamps so I chose to use the “Whale done” set to make a get well card.  I cut a square from some polka dot paper and rounded the corners as per the sketch.  The whale was stamped using the cool graphite dye ink pad and the water is bahama blue from memento.


I’m trying to do some more clean and simple cards but it’s definitely not my natural tendency, but I think this one counts as CAS!

Thanks so much to everyone who stops by the blog, it’s so lovely to know that people take time to read and even to hit like or leave a comment!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x