Aud Sentiments Challenge #250

Hi crafty people!  I’m back today to share with you the new challenge at Aud Sentiments and the focus for this one is to make a masculine themed card with a sentiment!

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This time we are sponsored by Doctor Digi House of Stamps, an absolute favourite of mine.


I was delighted to be gifted the fabulous Captain Thunderpants !  I coloured him in using watercolour pencils and a gold gel pen before fussy cutting him out.


I also used the Blam Backing Papers   and the Comic Sentiments Sheet also from Dr Digi.  I coloured one of the Happy Birthday sentiments and layered it up on blue, yellow and red card.  Then I added a stamped sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Happy Birthday LOL stamp set.  I heat embossed it in gold before adding to the card front.  I added the Happy Birthday and Captain Thunderpants by using 3d pads to add some dimension.

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I hope you like my card and that you will join in the challenge with a card for a man or boy.  You have until the 11th of May.

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will say hello in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Let the music play!

Hi crafty people, how are you doing?  I’m back today with a card for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge with the theme of using sheet music.


I have been doing a little clear out in my craft room and I found a stash of goodies that I had been sent in happy mail and I’ve set them aside to use up in crafty projects.  For this project I used some sheet music, some washi tape and some black lace flowers.  I added in a stamped sentiment, a few gems and a craft card base and here you go….


I hope you like my card and that you are safe and well.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Smash that paper pad 2020

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For an explanation of this project see this blog post from the 11th of April, thanks again to Deb Houck’s Crafty Cottage for the inspiration!

This time I decided to make some mini cards and matching envelopes.  I used the We R Memorykeepers envelope punch board to make some cute mini envelopes to start.


I also cut some mini hearts to decorate and a label for the front to write on.


I then folded some cards to fit the envelope from kraft or cream card stock.  The first two I decorated with simple pieces of the patterned paper and a sentiment.  I also added a die cut mini doily and some adhesive pearls.  The handmade hugs stamp is from a Marianne Designs set and the other is from a Hunkydory set I believe.


This next batch I cut some coffee mugs from the paper and added some scraps of paper and flat backed pearls.  The sentiment comes from a Clearly Besotted set.


My plan is to include these with happy mail.  I’ve still got a few more coffee cups cut out and a few more pages from the pad so I will be back soon with some more projects until I have smashed the pad!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I hope you will come again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Smash that paper pad 2020

Smash that paper pad – 2

For an explanation of this project see this blog post from the 11th of April, thanks again to Deb Houck’s Crafty Cottage for the inspiration!

Today my project is inspired by the Stick it Down Challenge which has a card sketch for April.  I thought this would be a great use of the coordinating patterned papers.  I cute panels measuring 9 x 3.5 cm and some ivory card panels measuring 9.5 x 4 cm as mats for the patterned panels.  I added these to some kraft card bases.


I also used two magazine gifts from Bright Rosa by Paula Pascual (the stitched edge rectangle from the Geo Panel Die Set from Die Cutting Essentials issue 62 and the Fern Die from Issue 202 of Simply Cards and Papercraft).

I cut the rectangle from ivory card and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.


Then I cut two full size ferns and one little one from two green card.  I glued these onto the panel.


The final step was to add the sentiment which is from the Group Hug stamp set by Marianne Designs.  I cut the sentiment out and added some sticky pads to give it dimension.


I liked it so much I made another four!


I would also like to enter the Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge.

Many thanks for visiting my blog, I’d love it if you left me a like or said hi in the comments.  I hope you will come again soon!




Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Hi crafty people!  How are you doing?  I’m back today with a card inspired by the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #119 which asks us to use a kite.  I followed a tutorial from the lovely Sam at Mixed Up Craft to make this kite fold card.  I used some papers from the pile on my desk for the kite panels and the background cloud paper is from the free downloads of Polkadoodles in the Creative Stamping Magazine recently.  The sentiment stamps were from an ancient magazine gift which had all sorts of flying vehicles as the theme.


I added some bakers twine and stuck some mini silver bows on.  To keep the kite closed I added a velcro dot.


I think I might end up making some more of these with different patterns as they are something a bit different.  Thanks to Sam for sharing the measurements, if you fancy having a go I really recommend checking out the link I shared above.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, if you have enjoyed it I would love if you would follow and leave me a comment.  Keep safe and well 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


April showers (or lack of!)

Hi crafty people, how are you all today?  It’s Monday again and another week of lockdown!  We ventured out yesterday to get food shopping for us and to deliver to my Mum and it’s a relief to get it over and done with for another week or so.  It’s been a lovely sunny few days (although not very warm) so we had a braai last night which was lovely.  In case you didn’t know my hubby is South African so it’s a braai not a BBQ!

Today’s card is inspire by 2 different challenges.  The Freshly Made Sketches #431 and the Daring Cardmakers Challenge – umbrella theme.

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I used a clearly Besotted umbrella die and stamp which was a gift with a craft magazine in the last few months.  The patterned paper was part of a free magazine download from Polkadoodles in the last issue of Creative Stamping Magazine.


I hope that none of you are feeling under the weather and that you are staying safe.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


SAL Sunday 2020 – 5

Hi crafty people!  It’s time for a SAL (stitch-a-long) update and I have had quite a bit of time for stitching due to being on lockdown!  Three weeks ago this was my project…..



Currently it’s looking like this….


Last time it wasn’t very clear what I was stitching but I hope that it’s now a bit clearer that it’s a cat’s face.  I need to have a look through my threads to find some greens as the eye on the pattern is yellow but I want to make him look more like my late grey cat who had beautiful green eyes.  Maybe that will be done in the next three weeks!

This SAL is organised by the lovely Avis. and she does a great job of keeping us on track, so a big thanks to you!  We have a new member of the SAL this time, so welcome to Sherrie, it’s great to have you with us. Sherrie brings our number up to 30, which is amazing!

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  , Heidi , Jackie , Sunny , Hayley ,Megan , Deborah , Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn,  SharonDaisyAnne ,ConnieAJLaura, Cathie and Linda and Sherrie

Stay safe and be gentle with yourself at this time.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Stay safe…… eat cake!

Hi crafty friends, how’s your day going?  The sun is shining for us and we’ve had a productive morning in the garden and now planning to chill out this afternoon and maybe watch a movie and facetime my Mum.  I found a little time to do some colouring for the 30 day colouring challenge over on Instragram.  I started by making some smooshed ink backgrounds…..


I’ve been loving my Tracey Hey stamp sets at the moment and I coloured in this cutie from the Rhino Rascals set.  I coloured him with my alcohol pens and fussy cut him out.  Then I cut three different sizes of circles and stamped some hearts in the same inks that I smooshed for the background.  The sentiment and heart are both from the Rhino Rascals set too.


I hope you are all safe and well.  I thought I would share a couple of pics of spring flowers from our garden…

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #37

A bit more time to craft #114 – Anything goes

A bit more time to craft extra challenge #April

The Alphabet Challenge – A for anything goes

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx



What’s new pussycat

Happy Friday crafty people (it is Friday isn’t it?!).  I’m back today with a card for the Show us your pussy cats challenge #53 and I’ve used the very cute fur-eebie digi stamp from Ike’s Art which you can find in the challenge blog, as a card carrying cat lady it’s purrfect for the current crisis!

I was inspired by Pepper (one of our three cats), hopefully you will be able to tell which one he is from my card!

I used spectrum noir markers to colour him in and fussy cut him out.


I used a hunkydory paw print stencil to make the background panel and layered the inked stencil on some black and blue card panels.  The sentiment stamp is from the catitude stamp set by Tracey Hey’s alpaca pals


I hope that you like my card and that you have a good Friday despite all the restrictions.  Stay well and stay safe.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx



Happy 10th Birthday Aud Sentiments Challenge!

Hi crafty people!  How are you doing today?

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There’s a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s a super special one as the challenge is 10 years old!


We have two lovely sponsors for this special challenge ( Fabrika Fantasy and Leann’s World 101 )

I am very grateful to have received  Dancing Squirrel from Fabrika Fantasy for this project and this is such a cute image to work with.  I printed my image out and coloured it with alcohol pens (I’ve got a mix of different brands to work with!) and then I fussy cut the image.


I decided to make a gatefold card so I cut a scalloped circle and a embossed a mat for it with a leaf embossing folder.  I added some patterned paper to the front to make it a bit more festive and then a couple of die cut balloons and the sentiment.

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I wanted to make the inside a bit more interesting too so I can added some patterned paper with a white square and then a little bunch of balloons .


So I hope you will join us in celebrating our birthday and enter your birthday themed projects.  I’d like to say a big thanks to Julie who does all the work behind the Aud Sentiments Challenge and keeps us all on track.  I think the 10th birthday is a huge achievement!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you will say hi in the comments, it always makes my day 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx