Aud Sentiments Challenge 232 – For a child (+ a sentiment)

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are all doing well today.  I’m back today to let you know that there is a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge #232 and it’s all about children.  The challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles Unique Stamps and Papercrafting and they are generously giving a voucher for the challenge winner as well as kindly gifting the DT some images to use for the challenge.  I was delighted to be given this cute monkey design called Bananas ’bout ya.


I coloured and fussy cut out the digi stamp and then gave him a cute gingham background.  I layered him up with some embossed card and kraft card and a cute sentiment from a Clearly besotted stamp set.  I hope that he makes you smile today.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I hope that you will check out the other DT members projects and enter, fingers crossed you might win the voucher!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Friendships and followers!

Happy Tuesday crafty people!  It’s a gorgeous day here and I’ve decanted to our new patio to write this blog post, this is the life….


I’m celebrating today as the blog has reached 100 followers!  Thank you so much to everyone who has clicked that button and supports the blog with a  comment or a like, it means a lot to this crafting ninja!  Anyway I am here with a crafty make inspired by a recent blog post from Erika’s Strangely Creative where she used distress oxide inks on photo paper.  I had bought a pack to try with alcohol inks (it didn’t really work!) so I thought I would give it a go….

The first one I did my own version of Erika’s layered stamping using some background stamps and a silhouette stamp of a bird on a branch.  I matt and layered it up and was quite pleased with the effect.


Then I made some inky backgrounds by smooshing the oxides onto my glass matt, spritzing with water and then smooshing the paper into the ink.  I did one colour at a time and then dried before applying the next layer.  This time I buffed the oxide inks with a dry piece of kitchen roll and then stamped the silhouette with archival ink in black.


The last project was using a die cut piece of this same background.  I then stamped the script on top with oxide ink before stamping the grasses and sentiment in archival black ink.  These stamps were from the new issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft.  The flowers were stamps from the same set and I stamped them using the oxides before die cutting out.


This is the final design…


I’d like to enter this last card into the Fusion ombre Challenge (I used the colours and card sketch) and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (make your own background).  I hope you are all having a fab day and if you are having a heat wave that you find a cool spot for some craftiness.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


SAL Sunday 10

Happy Sunday crafty people!  I hope you are having a fab weekend.  We managed to get our patio finished off yesterday, the last of the big garden jobs for 2019!  Now we can just enjoy the space and focus on the fun gardening jobs.  Anyway, that’s not why I’m here today, it’s time for another SAL post!  In case you haven’t seen one of my SAL posts before I should explain.  SAL stands for Stitch Along and this one is organised by the lovely Avis.  The idea is to finish off a UFO (or Unfinished Object!) and let me tell you I have lots of those!  If you fancy joining in then contact Avis and she will give you all the information you need.

So three weeks ago I was picking up this ….


Three weeks later I have finished off the oriental poppy….


and almost finished off the crocus (just waiting for one thread to arrive so I can complete it!)


and I made a small start on the daffodil….



These are such a nice size to work on.  Now the patio is finished I’m hoping I can sit outside and work on these over the next 3 weeks!  Fingers crossed the Scottish weather allows!

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, Sue, Constanze  ,Christina, Kathy , Margaret , Cindy , Helen , Linda , Heidi , Jackie , Sunny , Hayley ,Megan , Deborah , Clare , Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn and Sharon

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Thanks from Mr Darcy

Happy Friday crafty people!  I hope you have all had a great week.  Thanks so much to everyone for your kind comments on my last blog post regarding Mr Darcy.  I’m pleased to report that he is back home and well on the road to recovery, although not quite his usual self just yet.  I think being back at home is helping him though, and he has taken up residence on his favourite seat!


Today’s card was created to send to the vet hospital who did such a good job of looking after him.


I’d also like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Show us your pussy cat challenge

Creatalicious Challenge #167

Thanks again for visiting the blog and for all your likes and comments, they really make my day!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Ho ho ho…. it’s Christmas in July!

Hi crafty people, how are you today?  I hope you are all doing well.  We are a “man” down in the Ginger Ninja household as the Ginger Ninja himself is poorly and has been at the vets since Sunday morning.  He had a blockage in his bladder so he was really distressed and sore but after surgery and lots of TLC from the vets and nurses he is on the mend and I hope we can bring him home really soon because we are all missing him.  Here’s a pic from healthier times!


I have been crafting as a good distraction and I’d like to share a festive make for the following challenges:

Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge #446

The Male Room Challenge #115  #115

Crafty Calendar Challenge

Here is my card:


I used a new Sizzix die and I coloured his face and beard with some alcohol inks.  I paper pieced the hat with some red card and a glitter white for the fur and pom pom.

I thought I would finish off with a few pics from our wander around Edinburgh on Saturday night.  We managed to find 7 of the “Oor Wullie” statues that are dotted around the city.  I used to read the Oor Wullie cartoons in the Sunday post as a kid so it was fun to see a few and I hope to see some more before they get auctioned for children’s charities.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Cheers to the weekend!

Happy Saturday crafty people! I hope you are having a fab weekend.  It’s raining here so it’s perfect weather for some craftiness while my husband watches the Scottish Open on TV.  I’m hoping it’s going to dry out a bit later on as we are heading into town for dinner and I would like to be able to walk around the city centre to see some of the Oor Wullie statues which are dotted around Edinburgh at the moment.  Have you heard of Oor Wullie?  I’d be interested to see if any non Scots have!  If I see any today I will share a pic in the next blog so you can see what I’m talking about!

I am sharing a project today for the Joy of Sets Challenge which is a new one for me.  I saw Anne-Marie’s DT blog post and thought I would join in.  This is the current grid:julygrid

I went with the top horizontal line, partly because I can’t resist glitter.  I made a glittery cocktail for the beverage and added a couple of ribbons layered on the side of an embossed panel.  I actually hit the last vertical line too!


I hope you like my cocktail card and that you have a great weekend.  Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Cardmaking · Uncategorized

Bingo and a sentiment – Aud Sentiment Challenge #231

Hi crafty people!

There is a brand new challenge today on the Aud Sentiments Blog and it’s a fun bingo challenge, where you must use three elements from any row to create your project.


The challenge is sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo stamps and the design team were lucky to be gifted a digi stamp to make our projects for the blog.

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I chose the beautiful Ava the Mermaid and I opted to use the following three elements for my card:

Embossing  –  Digi stamp  –  Faux stitching


I used a Creative Expressions die to cut the frame from navy card stock.  I then cut a rectangle from white card and inked it up using distress oxides in Cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch and broken china plus distress ink in peacock feathers.  I then embossed the bottom of the inked card with a wave design and spritzed the card lightly with some water.

I then added Ava the Mermaid with her fishy friend and some of the bubbles, all coloured with alcohol inks.  I added some faux stitching around the panel and then the sentiment “Make a splash” which was heat embossed in white.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this bingo challenge, there are lots of inspiring ideas from the design team so why not pop over to check them out now at Aud Sentiments Blog.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Back to Basics and Beyond #32 – Photo Inspiration

Hi crafty people, how are you doing today? I’m here to let you know all about the new Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge #32 which is asks you to make a project inspired by these photos.

bbb photo inspir

I decided to use the chair and I found this digi stamp from Doctor Digi called Knitty Nora.  I printed her out and coloured with pencils before fussy cutting her out.  I had a rummage through my pile of patterned papers and found this roses print which I though looked a but like wall paper.  I found some other papers that I though complemented the pinks and greens and added some different layers.  The sentiments came from a Clearly Besotted stamp set and they made me chuckle.


I can’t wait to see how other people are inspired by the photos, I’m always amazed by the variety of creative ideas that people come up with for challenges.  Thanks for visiting the blog and I hope you will check out the challenge too.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x



Hi crafty people! How’s your week going?  We’ve got a very wet day here which the garden is loving although I wasn’t when walking back from the dropping the car off at the garage for a service!

It’s perfect crafting weather though, so I’m busy with an order of 50 cards to get sent off to Australia but I also wanted to share my entry for the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #100 .  To mark the 100th challenge the theme is “celebrate”.  I’m a little ashamed to say that I’ve had this die in my stash for at least a couple of years and it was still in the packaging, unused!  So I decided now was the time to give it a go.


The celebrate die is from Tattered Lace and it’s called Monumental Celebrate.  The balloons, party hat and crown are from the Party Dies set from First Edition Craft.


I’m going to need to make an envelope I think for this one as I don’t have one in my stash but I liked how it came out.  If you like your cards to really stand out on the shelf in among all the others I think this die is perfect!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.  I also sell a selection of cards on my Etsy Shop, the Ginger Ninja Crafts Shop if you are looking for a card to send to someone special.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Cardmaking · Garden progress

Crafty makes and garden pics

Hi crafty people, how is your weekend going? I hope you are finding time for some relaxation and fun.  We’ve had a lovely weekend.  We went to the cinema on Friday night to see Robert the Bruce which was excellent.  Yesterday I met up with friends for a walk and then my hubby and I went out for dinner at a restaurant in our village and we made it home in time for him to see South Africa win at the cricket so he was very happy!  Today I’ve been pottering in the garden with the cats and I thought I would share a few pics before I get onto the main business of sharing a crafty make!!  Having the greenhouse has allowed me to plant lots of things from seed (including all of these in the pics).  You’ll see peas, courgettes (green and yellow), nasturtiums, livingstone daisies, marigolds, aubergines and cucumber plants.

This is the card I made for the following challenges:

My Favourite Things Sketch Challenge 444

My Time To Craft Challenge #400 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside


The theme was the perfect excuse for me to use my Tracey Hey stamps again!  I do love those stamps!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x