S for September Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday crafty people! I’ve not been around the blog very much as we were away for a holiday up North. I will share a few holiday pictures at the end of this post so you can see some of the beautiful scenery. In the mean time I’m here because there is a new challenge at the Daring Cardmakers blog.

This week Kathy is challenging us all to make a card on the theme ‘S’ for September – please use at least three things beginning with the letter S (extra Kudos if you can manage “Six (or even 7) S’s for September)

So I started by using some paper scraps to cut some sunflowers out.

Then I decided to use a slimline card base. I added a strip of spotty paper and then cut some square mats and layers for my sunflowers to go on. To finish off the card I used a stamp to add a sentiment.

I think I managed 7! How many can you squeeze in?!

Some views around the North coast of Scotland and Orkney.

Old Wick Castle
Sango sands
Smoo Cave
Loch Eriboll
Loch Eriboll
Orkney – Ring of Brodgar
Orkney – Skara Brae
John O Groats harbour
Sinclair and Girnigoe castle ruins
Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
Loch Ness

I hope you enjoyed a little view into our holiday, it was so good to have a change of scenery and appreciate the beautiful country I live in. Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Craft Blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Wicked Wednesday - Halloween projects

Halloween Potion Embellishments

Hi Crafty People! How is your week going? I’m back today with another quick Halloween project share. This time I’ve been making some spooky potion embellishments, like this….

To hear about what I used and see some more watch this video….

I’m on a Halloween crafting roll I think, keep your eyes peeled for more projects! Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Wicked Wednesday - Halloween projects

Halloween Paper Rosette Embellishments

Happy Monday crafty friends! Did you have a good weekend? I hope you managed to do something nice even with the restrictions that seem to be coming back.

I thought I would share a quick post to show some Halloween paper embellishments I have been making. I have been loving making rosettes recently and I thought I would make a few spooky Halloween themed ones. You can see them all in this video.

Have you been making any Halloween crafts yet? Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


SAL Sunday 2020 – 12

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a good weekend. Can you believe it’s been 3 weeks since the last SAL post? I’m sorry to say that I haven’t made any progress at all this time! However I’m sure that the rest of the SAL group will have so hop on over to their channels to see the beautiful projects they are working on!

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


YouTube Giveaway for 100 Subscribers

Happy Saturday crafty people! I hope you have something fun planned for your weekend. I’m just hopping on to let you know that to celebrate reaching 100 subscribers I am having a giveaway over on my YouTube Channel. So if you would like to win some crafty goodies including this paperbag journal I made and some of my rainbow thank you cards I would love for you to enter.

All of the information on how to enter is in this video, so if you haven’t checked out my channel, this is a really good time to do it!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Oh Baby….. I dare you!

Hi crafty people! Well it’s Friday and that can only mean one thing…. a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge! This week Ruth is daring us to make a card for a baby. She says “my challenge falls in between both my boy’s birthdays and they will be 17 and 15 this year (where does time go?!)  Could be a new baby card, or a card for your ‘baby'”

I decided to use the Baby theme die set from First Edition craft which has lots of cute elements. I opted for a gender neutral colour scheme so pulled out the Nuvo glitter drops in Yellow Bird.

Slimline cards seem to be all the rage at the moment so I used some grey and yellow card as well as some polka dots paper to create this card. The sentiment is from the Bundle of Joy set fromAltenew.

Hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog to see some fabulous inspiration from my fellow design team members and share your own cards too.

Thanks for stopping by, I’d love it if you said hello in the comments!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Daring Cardmaker September Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! Hope you’ve had a good week and found some time for craftiness and creativity. As it’s Friday it must be time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge and as always we start the month with an elemental challenge. Rizwana is our host and she tasks us with using at least 3 elements from the picture on your card.

This picture makes me so happy, I love autumn and can’t wait to see the beautiful colours and get cosy! I chose to use the leaves, the tartan from the scarf and the wood. To start with I stamped and embossed some leaves in copper (Ranger Super Fine Embossing powder) before colouring them with some distress oxide inks (mustard seed, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade and ripe persimmon). The leaf stamps are from the current gift with Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine.

I fussy cut the leaves and then worked on my card base. I took a sentiment from the same stamp set as the leaves and embossed it in white on a circle of wood effect paper. I backed this on copper card and cut a slightly larger circle to leave a narrow edge of copper. Then I cut a larger circle of checked paper (inspired by the checked scarf image) and added some faux stitching in white gel pen. The finishing touch was to add the leaves in all four corners and a couple under the sentiment. Some are glued directly to the card base and others popped up on 3d pads to add a little dimension.

Do you love autumn too? I hope you will come over and join in with our challenge, it’s always great fun to see what people take as inspiration from the images. Thanks again for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog. I hope you will come back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Aud Sentiments #259 – Anything Goes and a sentiment!

Hi crafty friends, hope you are doing well. There’s a new Aud Sentiments Challenge today and anything goes (as long as it includes a sentiment!) so everyone can join in!

This challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles and they very kindly gifted the design team members an image to use. I was delighted to be given Special Time – Sparkle Unicorn.

I decided to make an easel card, using an inky background, some patterned papers and sentiment stamps from a Woodware unicorn stamp set. I finished off with Nuvo glitter drops.

Thanks for visiting the blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx