Dare to shake it!

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you’re having a good week? I’ve been keeping busy although my crafty mojo is missing in action so I’ve been mostly making routine cards for Etsy orders. However I did enjoy playing around to make my card for today’s Daring Cardmaker Challenge where Rizwana asks us to make any project with a shaker element.

I recently received a die set from Ali Express (I think I ordered it months ago and with everything going on it took ages to arrive so it was a lovely surprise as I’d forgotten all about it!). The die is for a gnome wearing a bee suit….. how could I resist?! To go with the bee theme I chose to use some honey comb patterned paper and some hexagon cutting dies for the windows. I used some acetate packaging to make the windows and a selection of 3d pads to make the shaker elements. I thought it might be helpful to show the “inside” of the shaker elements if people are new to making shaker projects.

Thank goodness that is all covered up! For inside the shakers I used two nuvo sequins (ice white and acqua aurora) and nuvo confetti in rainbow quartz triangles.

I used the honeycomb patterned paper for inside the windows and the reverse of the paper was a lovely pale blue paper so I used that for the front. Here is the final card….

Thank you so much for visiting the blog, I hope you will buzz on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to see all the other design team projects and share your own shaker project.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Don’t Bottle Things Up!

Happy Friday crafty people! How has your week been? I hope you are all safe and well. As it’s Friday it’s time for a new challenge over at the Daring Card Makers blog. Our host this week is Joanne and the theme is the Three Musketeers! The reason is that today is the birthday of it’s author Alexandre Dumas so let’s celebrate the power of three! Show us three of something on your cards this week.

I decided to use a wine glass die, because what’s better than a glass of lovely wine….. three glasses of lovely wine of course!! I think this virus might be getting to me 😉 I used some letter stamps which I’ve had for a really long time, I think I bought them in Hobbycraft but I’m not 100% sure! I used these to stamp the sentiment with memento ink

I cut three wine glasses and wine before cutting the wine to appear that someone has had a sip or 5! I used some patterned paper from my stash, some gold card and a few nuvo gold sequins (arranged in threes!) to finish the card off.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Aud Sentiments Challenge #256

Hi crafty people, how are you today? I hope you are all keeping safe and well. The Aud Sentiment blog has a new challenge today and this time the theme is Things with Wings (and a sentiment….. of course!)

The current challenge is sponsored by the lovely Crafty Sentiments Designs.

I was very lucky to be gifted Toby in a Pot to use for this blog. This image is so adorable with the little bunny popping out of the pot! I coloured the scene in with a selection of alcohol pens and used some salty ocean distress oxide to add a little blue to the sky. I cut the scene using a circle die and added a scalloped circle mat in pale blue.

The sentiment comes from a Clearly Besotted stamp set and I added some mini butterflies cut from scraps of glitter card and pixie powder paper. Obviously I had to add some nuvo drops because I am incapable of making a project without these!

I hope you will pop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge to see all the fab projects made by the design team and we’d love to see all your projects with anything with wings!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Go wild!

Happy Monday crafty people! How was your weekend? We had a wee road trip over the river Forth to Fife which was really lovely. The sun shone and we visited a couple of beaches, had a nice coastal walk and didn’t stay too long as the public toilets were still closed! The challenges of lockdown continue 😉 It was so good to get a change of scenery and blow the cobwebs away. I’m back today with a card inspired by a couple of challenges: The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (#164) and Freshly Made Sketches (#444).

I pulled out some animal print papers from a Wilko set and Zebedee the Zebra Box Pop from Hunkydory. I also used some black card, a small strip of silver card and some pink pearlised card. The stamp came from a magazine gift set and I used Papermania silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

I layered up with head of the zebra and he made me giggle as that face looks so bored, not wild at all!

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #40

Crafts Galore Encore #77

Cute Card Thursday #643 Stitching around the zebra

Crafty Creations Challenge July 2020

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Daring Card Makers Challenge

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you are all safe and well. Today there is a new challenge up at the Daring Card Makers and this time Svenja has challenged us to make something with a Mexican or Frida Kahlo theme, (think flowers, bold colours, strong eyebrows!)

I started off with making a little sombrero before deciding that it would be for an alpaca! I used the Marion Designs Collectables Eline’s Alpaca die set and popped the sombrero on with a few added tassles and pom poms!

I made an easel card base with a 6 x 6 inch square card. I used some papers from the Mexican Madness paper pad from Hobbycraft to create a background. I used the same papers to make a panel inside. The sentiment is from a magazine gift set which I’ve used many times. I added some mats and layers and raised it up on a 3d pads to make a little stopper for the card.

I hope you will come and join in the fun! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


SAL Sunday 2020 – 9

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!  We are having a bit of sunshine in Scotland (it’s been a rare occurrence in recent weeks!) but my sunflowers are still growing with no sign of a flower yet.  It’s just as well I have these stitched ones to keep me going!  This is where I was 3 weeks ago…..

Three weeks later and I’ve made some progress…..

This SAL is organised by the lovely Avis. who keeps us all on track (it’s always a surprise to me when the email comes in and I think it cannot be 3 weeks already!!)

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,  SharonDaisyAnne ,ConnieAJLaura, Cathie and Linda, and Helen

Stay safe and be gentle with yourself at this time.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Stripey Spots!

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a good week? In Scotland we are starting our phase 3 of easing lockdown. We can start to meet people indoors (in very limited numbers) and meet up to 15 people from 5 households outside (which is good timing for us planning a birthday garden party for my Mum’s 80th in a couple of weeks!) We are taking our time and being pretty cautious so fingers crossed the numbers keep low and we can enjoy our new freedoms!

My post today is for the new Daring Cardmakers Challenge, which is hosted by Kathy this time, who has set us the theme of Deckchair Stripes and Sunny Spots. Kathy would like to see lots of spots. stripes or both on your cards this week please.  

I decided to use up some papers in my scrap pile (no matter how many times I reach into the pile to “use it up” it never shrinks! Does anyone else have this problem?!) I cut some strips and glued them onto a piece of printer paper.

I trimmed the paper down and gave the glue time to dry before cutting a variety of circles using dies and a small circle punch.

I was inspired by the Cute Card Thursday challenge to not make a square card so I pulled out the tall DL cards to make some stripey spotty cards.

Last but not least I cheated and made some mini square cards for using with customers!

I hope you will join in the fun and share your stripes and spots for this challenge, the design team have made some fab cards for inspiration.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Aud Sentiments #255 – Christmas in July

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all doing well. There is a brand new challenge up at the Aud Sentiments blog. All you need to do is make a Christmas theme project and make sure it has a sentiment. The current challenge is sponsored by Leann’s World 101

The design team were all gifted a fun image to use for the challenge and I was delighted to receive the Presents digi stamp.

I coloured the beautiful image using coloured pencils to give the tree some texture. I fussy cut it out before adding glossy accents to the baubles and stickles to the tinsel. I used a green card blank (15 x 15 cm) and added some Christmas musical paper matted ontop of red card. I added a panel down one side with patterned paper and some craft card embossed with a Christmas wreath folder. I added some colour to the raised details with polychromos pencils. I added a sentiment from a Crafter’s Companion set heat embossed in white into craft card and the tree with some 3d pads for a little dimension.

I hope you will come and join in with our challenge!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)xx


Daring Cardmakers Challenge – July Elemental

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing today? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend? It’s Friday so it must be time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge. As we are in a new month we have an elements prompt where you are challenged to use at least 3 elements from this image.

I decided to use the playing cards, dice and the yellow colour. I used a Dovecraft die set to cut the playing cards. The Happy Birthday stamp is from an MFT set and the poker chips were a printout that I fussy cut. I made the dice myself with some black card and flat back pearls for the dots!

I hope that you will hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to see all the fab projects made by the talented design team. We’d love to see your entry!

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

The Male Room Challenge #139 Use Die Cuts

The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog #246 Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenge #411 Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft #119 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for supporting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, you always make me smile 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Sending Sunny Thoughts Your Way

Hi crafty people, how are you doing? The sun may not be shining in Scotland today (well my wee corner of it!) but it’s not raining and that is good enough at the moment! It’s Thursday and that has become the day we have a treat of fish and chips for dinner as my hubby’s golf club have started doing a take away service. We wanted to support them and it’s so nice to have a treat and a night without having to cook! Anyway back to crafting!

In the last year or so I’ve been converted to using digi stamps and one of my favourite places to get them is Bugaboo stamps. They often have a freebie and I used the current one for this project. I think it’s called Flamingo and Sand. I see they are also having a Christmas in July sale so if you fancy a look there are some bargains to be had. They also run a challenge and this card was inspired by their sketch challenge.

I used alcohol pens to colour the image before fussy cutting it out. I found some papers to complement the colours in my image and a nice pink ribbon to compliment the flamingo. I added a sentiment and some nuvo drops! So here is my finished card…..

I would also like to enter the card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #496

Creative Fingers Challenge #189 Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments #30 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog. I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx