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Happy birthday sausage!

Happy Tuesday crafty people!  I hope you are having a good day.  Today I’m sharing a card for the My Time To Craft It’s raining cats and dogs challenge.  As an out and out cat lady I tend to make quite a lot of cat projects so I opted to go for a dog theme for a change!  I had bought this sausage dog stamp from Woodware a long time ago and I don’t think I ever used it so the time had come.

I stamped it out and coloured in with alcohol pens.  The rounded the edges with a punch and then stamped one of the sentiments from the set.  I was a bit disappointed with the blending (or complete lack of!) with the black nuvo pen but I went with it anyway as that was the last bit of colouring! Ugh…..

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Thanks so much for visiting the blog, please come back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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F for Fabric

Hi crafty people, I hope you all have a fab Monday.  This month the ABC Christmas Challenge has three prompts for E F and G.  I posted the E card last week so today I am sharing my entry for F for Fabric.

The fabric I chose to use in lace.  I layered up the lace with some kraft card and checked paper.  Then I cut some mistletoe  (I think it’s a First Edition die) from green card and used nuvo drops to add the berries.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

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I hope that you like this simple Christmas Card.  Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope I will see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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SAL Sunday – 4

Happy Sunday crafty people!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  We are having a quiet recovery day after lots of rugby, eating and drinking yesterday for the last day of the six nations.  We were supporting Scotland and Ireland and although neither won, the Scottish result felt like a victory after the amazing improvement in the second half and the fact we got to keep the Calcutta Cup!

The dishwasher is taking care of the last of the dishes and I think the afternoon plan will involve me stitching while the hubby catches up with the Australian Grand Prix!

But enough of that…. this is a SAL post.  If you haven’t seen one of these posts, SAL stands for Stitch Along and this one is organised by the lovely Avis.  The idea is to finish off a UFO (or Unfinished Objects!) and let me tell you I have lots of those! Three weeks ago this is where I was…..

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I had hoped to be finished but I’m not!  So this is where I am now….

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I’m getting there and I’m enjoying this cute kitty cross stitch.  Maybe in three weeks time I will have it all done and be ready for another UFO!

I’m looking forward to catching up with all the other blogs in this SAL group, please give them a visit too, I’ve linked them here so you can easily find them.

Avis , Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze , Debbierose ,Christina, Kathy , Margaret , Cindy , Helen ,Steph , Linda , Heidi , Jackie , Sunny , Hayley ,Megan ,Catherine , Deborah ,Connie , Clare , Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn and Sharon

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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St Catrick’s Day

Happy Saturday crafty people!  I hope you are having a fab day.  We are having friends round to watch rugby for Super Saturday.  We will be supporting Scotland and Ireland.  Speaking of Ireland, the Show us your pussy cat challenge has a St Catrick’s day theme so I couldn’t resist!

It will be no surprise that I used the Marianne Design cat die set again (i’m addicted!) but I decided to make him a little top hat and a green bow tie to dress up for the occasion.

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I found some very cute St Patrick’s Day papers which are free to download ( HaleGrafx ) and I used two of these along with a green doily.  I printed the sentiment from word and added some green gems to finish off the card off.

I hope you like this wee cutie and that you are having a fab weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and please say hi in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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E is for Embellishments

Happy Friday crafty people!  Hope you are having a great day.

I am really enjoying the ABC Christmas Challenge and I have a nice little stash of Christmas cards for 2019 already!  Today I am sharing my card for the E for Embellishments prompts.

I chose to use some gems as the embellishments.  The christmas pudding die is from Tonic Studios.  I paper pieced some pale gold for the icing and green mirror card for the holly leaves and then added some gems for the berries.  The gems were clear and I coloured them red using an alcohol pen.

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I added some red glitter card and green mirror card mats and used a sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted.

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I hope you like my little pudding card.  Thanks for visiting the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny(AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Dead Gorgeous!

Hi crafty people, how’s your day going?  I’m back with a cheeky entry for the current Male Room Challenge which asks for a gorgeous green card.

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I had been asked recently if I made any zombie themed cards and I hadn’t so this is my first attempt!  I’m not very brave when it comes to scary films and zombies really freak me out but card versions aren’t too scary really!

I used these scary hand dies which I got on ebay and the Tim Holtz Zombie stamp set.

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To make a background I cut a circle from a post it and used that as a mask to keep a white moon on my inky background.  I used peeled paint distress ink around the edges and then blended in cracked pistachio distress oxide ink.

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When I peeled off the post it circle it left a really nice sharp white moon.  I added some zombie hands reaching from the the ground and mounted it all on a black square.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black with some green glitter behind it.

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I thought the sentiments in the stamp set were all cute but this one made me giggle!  I hope that you like my zombies (if zombies are likable characters!)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, it’s so lovely to have people leave a like or a comment.  I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Y for Yarn

Happy Monday crafty people!  How are you today?  I hope you had a lovely weekend and that Monday is kind to you.  We had a pretty chilled out weekend to recover from our trip earlier in the week.  Today had a very early start as my husband had to get up at 3:30 am for a flight to France for work.  I think I might have a little afternoon snooze to catch up on some sleep!

I’m back with another card for the Alphabet Challenge which is now on Y for yarn (or string or twine).  I had a rummage through my jar of string and bakers twine and chose a green twine with silver through it.  I thought it would pass for spring green and was an excuse to make some more of these cute daffodils from the Altenew dies that I recently got with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.

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I started by cutting squares from green and white card.  I blended two yellow distress inks at one side of the white square (mustard seed and squeezed lemonade).  I then wrapped the green bakers twine around this same end of the white card and stuck it on the back with some tape.

The altenew die has 4 layers and I cut out different shades of yellow before making up two daffodils and sticking them to the card with 3d pads.  I stamped thank you in the corner and added some pale yellow pearls for a finishing touch.

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I hope that you like my little spring card.  Thank you so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Anniversary trip to London

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I’m back today to share the anniversary card I made for my lovely husband.  We both love pizza so it was a perfect excuse to pull out the Lawn Fawn Pizza My Heart stamp set.

I started by stamping the heart shaped pizza, the cutter and a pizza slice.  I added some pepperoni and mushrooms to the pizza and then coloured with alcohol inks.  I finished off the pepperoni slices with some dots using a white gel pen.  I fussy cut out these elements and added some kraft card and red card mats.  The sentiments on the front are from the Lawn Fawn set and the inside sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

We celebrated our anniversary on a short trip to London and I thought I would share a few pictures of the highlights of the break.  We had booked a tour at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour which was amazing.  There is so much to see as you wander around the sets they used in the films, from the costumes, the creatures and a sneak peak into some of the secrets of quidditch.  We even had a taste of butter beer! We also visited the Tower of London, the British Museum, Tower Bridge and went to see the Tina Turner musical, a fabulous show!

Have you been up to anything fun this week?  Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Back to basics – Bingo challenge

Happy hump day crafty people!  I hope that you are all having a fab day.  I’m so excited to share my project today as it’s my first contribution to a design team!  I was delighted to be invited to join the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenges blog team.  If you haven’t checked them out before, it’s a really fun challenge which runs every two weeks.  The challenge is based on techniques so there might be something that’s new to you, or something you’ve not used for a while.  The design team are super talented and full of great ideas and I’m so happy to join them.

The current challenge is a bingo/tic-tac-toe grid where you are invited to use three elements from one line of the grid in any direction.

 

PINK

 

                  PEARLS                   LACE
 

TAG

 

                FLOWERS                CHARM
 

TWINE

 

                   BLUE              BUTTONS

Can you guess which three I am using in my project?

I have been loving these flower dies which I won from Hunkydory in a Die-cutting Essentials magazine giveaway.  I also pulled out some patterned papers that I got for having a card included in the readers gallery of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine!

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The die I used reminds me of sunflowers so I used yellow and brown and layered some die cut leaves behind the flowers.  The tag I layered with some patterned paper and added some bakers twine to tie on the little heart charm which says “Made with love”.  I layered it all up on a doily and added a mini butterfly and a couple of adhesive gems.

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Did you guess which line I went with?

It’s the middle one horizontally (tag – flowers – charm)!  If you are joining the challenge I’d love you to leave me a comment here with which three elements you are using and I can pop over to see your card.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I really hope that you will give the challenge some love.  They are such a friendly group of crafters and I’m sure you will find some inspiration.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja Crafts!) x

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D for diet

Happy Tuesday crafty people!  I hope you are having a great day!  I scheduled this post ahead of time because we have been down in London for a short break for our wedding anniversary.  I’m sure I will have some tales to tell as we have lots of fun things planned but as I type it’s not happened yet (I think this is the closest to time travel I will get!)

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post…. it’s another entry for a challenge!  Today I’m here to enter the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers D for Diet challenge.  I have had this set since the start of the year when it was a gift with the Creative Stamping Magazine.  This was the perfect opportunity to get these stamps inky.

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First I cut a frame from pink mirror board.  Then I cut a square from white card and heat embossed the hourglass stamp in white.  I then blended over this with distress inks (Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender & Picked Raspberry).

I picked one of the Acid Drops and What Nots stamps from the set and stamped this lady on the scales with black archive ink.  I used the same distress inks to give some subtle colour to the image before fussy cutting her out.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card and matted it on some of the pink mirror card.

I then assembled the card and popped the sentiment up on 3d pads to give it a little dimension.

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I hope my card raised a little smile, and thanks again for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x