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I dare you to be MerMazing!

Happy Friday crafty gang! I hope you’ve all had a good week? It’s been another wet and cold week but there are some blue skies this morning and a better weekend forecast so fingers crossed spring might be here at last!!

It’s my turn to host the new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and my chosen theme is Mermaids in honour of MerMay where artists and crafters share all things mermaid using the hashtag #MerMay .

I chose to use the beautiful MerMary Scot, one of the gorgeous Digital stamps from JMC‘s Mermazing Maidens collection. I coloured her with my triblend markers and then fussy cut her out. The words are from the collection too and I added some paper also from JMC.

I can’t wait to see what gorgeous creations you all come up with!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

PS The new JMC website launched this week and there’s 15% off everything with code LAUNCH15 until midnight Saturday! Just in case you fancy some new crafty goodies to play with!)

PPS I am on the JMC Designs design team and as part of this am kindly gifted some products from Julia.

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Tropical Paradise? I dare you!!

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all doing well. We had an exciting outing last night, it was our first trip to the cinema since October (pre Covid we would go 3-4 times a month) and it was fab. We saw Judas and the Black Messiah and it was a really powerful film with lots of parallels to the current events which is shocking to think about. Such a good cast too, I would totally recommend it, it definitely sparked lots of discussion on our journey home.

I think as terrible has covid has been to the world, it’s really made me appreciate my life and how lucky I am. Going to the cinema has never felt so good!

Anyway the purpose of this blog post is to let you know about the new Daring Cardmakers Challenge which starts today. Rizwana is hosting this week and her theme is “Tropical Paradise”. She would like you to create a tropical card with your favourite tropical animal or bird. You can use vibrant colours and she would love to see some tropical plants too.

Now I must confess I was in a rush and I hurriedly made a tropical card but didn’t really remember the animal or bird! However by luck I had stamped some flamingos for a background so hopefully that can count! I used some pineapple stamps which came from with a magazine ages ago. I mean I’ve done little other than eat for the past year so my tropical paradise is obviously edible! I’m sure you will all come up with way better tropical paradise cards for this week!!

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, have a fab weekend!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts ! ) xx

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Aud Sentiments #275 For the Girls

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing this week? We’re still waiting for spring to properly kick in her in Scotland. It’s been chilly and most days it’s rained but hopefully it will warm up soon. The most exciting news for this week is that we got our vaccination letters, so my hubby and I are getting our first jag on Sunday evening and we are excited! Hopefully we won’t feel too many side effects but even if we do, it won’t be as bad as actually catching covid. Anyway I’m here to share my post for the new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Blog. This challenge has the the theme – For the Girls (and of course must include a sentiment!).

We have a fabulous sponsor for our challenge, Hetty Clare and her digi stamps are really gorgeous, I wish I could create such beautiful art! She very kindly gifted us an image to use for our design team posts. I chose Sleeping Beauty a really sweet image. I coloured her in with watercolour pencils and tore the edges of my panel before inking it up with vintage photo. I added some patterned papers, a touch of lace and sentiment from the Small Talk Tim Holtz sticker book. I hope you like my take on sleeping beauty…

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger NInja Crafts!) xx

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Proud as a Peacock – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s time for our new Daring Cardmaker challenge and our theme is “Proud as a Peacock”! So this week we dare you to take inspiration from the beauty of the peacock for your card this week. It might be an image of the bird itself, a beautiful “eye” feather or simply the gorgeous iridescent colours of a peacock’s plumage applied to other images – think rich blues, greens, purples and even a little bronze. Extra brownie points if you can work in a “proud of you” or “you did it!” theme!

Here’ my take on the theme…. can’t wait to see yours!

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May Elemental Daring Card makers Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! How’s your week been? It’s been an exciting week in the Ginger Ninja house as we have had hair cuts for the first time this year! The hairdressers opened up last month and our turn came and we are both feeling much lighter after our visit! However you didn’t come here for hair styling updates, so on with the card making!!

Friday always means it’s time for a new challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Blog. As it’s the start of a new month we have an elemental theme so you we are daring you to use a minimum of three elements from these pictures….

I chose the yellow colour, the chalk board, bee, embossed flower and black sparkle as my elements and here is my card….

I used an embossing folder from my stash which I think was a magazine gift. It included the die cut heart. The bees and sentiment are both from a Dreamees stamp set which I have owned for a few years! Have a wonderful day and I hope you find some time to be creative over the weekend.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments #274 – Flowers

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I’m here to share my make for the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which is launched today. Our theme is flowers and of course we need to include a sentiment! I think we all love flowers and now I have a garden I am so enjoying growing them! Here are a few that are currently blooming…..

It’s a little slow as we’ve still been pretty cold, yesterday we had a heavy hail storm but the sunset was a cracker!

Our generous sponsor this time is Stamper’s Delights.

I was kindly gifted the Kawaii Cute as a Bug set which came with four different digi stamps to colour plus the sentiment. I used the floral outline to create my card base, the main image of the little girl watering her garden and the sentiment.

To start with I printed to flower outline on 2 sheets of patterned papers (blue spotty and a pale yellow with white pattern). I cut out the yellow centre and layered it on the blue flower. Then I glued the blue paper onto a 7 x7 inch card blank and once it was dry I cut around the flower to create a floral card base. I coloured the little scene with coloured pencils and some alcohol pens. I decided that as the sentiment mentioned a bug I would turn the little girl into a lady bird so I created some spots on her hat. I was recently gifted a few of the tiny wooden ladybirds in some happy mail and I though that would be the perfect finishing touch!

I hope little Miss Ladybird and her flower garden make you smile today! I can’t wait to see all the flowery cards for this challenge! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx