Monday making

Happy Monday crafty people!  How was your weekend?  We had a really nice weekend.  We went to see Hobbs and Shaw at the cinema on Friday night which was good fun.  On Saturday the weather was really good here and I pottered about in the garden and did some cooking.  Yesterday we went for a road trip to Fife and visited Aberdour Castle and gardens and Dunfermline Abbey and Palace before heading to Anstruther for some prize winning fish and chips!

I’m back with my entry for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 475 which has the theme of desert this time:


I decided this was a great excuse to use a paper set I bought a few weeks ago at the Works and I also used the K Craft thanks stamp set which I feel like I use most weeks!


I used a selection of the papers and the succulent wreath which was in the set before adding a sentiment a couple of the flower stickers in the set too.  I really liked the soft colours in the set and the different textures of the pictures including this cork effect print.


I hope you like my desert theme card.  I don’t often make a card in this style without adding some stamping (beyond the sentiment), die cutting or embossing but it was a nice quick make.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Alphabet Challenge – J for Joy fold (or joy!)

Happy Friday crafty people!  I hope you are getting set for the weekend.  If you are looking for some crafting inspiration then you are in luck as there is a new Alphabet Challenge! We are now up to J and you have a choice, either Joy or a joy fold and I went for the joy fold for my project.

A joy fold card is like two cards rolled into one.  I used two square card bases (10 cm and 15 cm).  To decorate the larger card I cut 7.5 cm from the front panel to allow space for the smaller card to fold over this flap.  I added some patterned papers onto the front panel and the inside panel of the larger card (layered up on a lilac card).  I then glued the back of the smaller card to the inside of the larger card.  I decorated the front of the smaller card with coordinated papers.

To add some decoration I fussy cut some of the doily images from the patterned papers and stuck them on the inside of the cards to add some interest.  Then I die cut two cute cup cakes and the sentiment from the Sue Wilson Treat Yourself Cupcakes set from Creative Expressions.

Here are a few different views of the finished card…..


I hope you will have a go at making your own joy fold card (or just a card inspired by the word “Joy”) and enter our challenge.  The rest of the design team have made a great selection of projects to inspire you.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x