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Gift Tags Galore!

Happy Friday crafty friends, can you believe it’s the end of July already?! I don’t know where the month has disappeared too but it’s time for the last Daring Cardmakers Challenge of this month! Our host this week is Dawn, “I found that making your own gift tags adds a personal touch to your gifts and are also a great way of using up those odd pieces of pretty paper.  I would like to see you pretty gift tags this week.”

This was perfectly timed as my gift tag stash was running a bit low. I opted to use Tag Builder 5 die set from Die-namics/My Favourite Things. I had some inky papers that I had made with my Catherine Pooler inks (pads and reinker bottles) so I cut some tags from these papers. The stamps I used were some little fishes, turtles, bubbles and sea weed from the You Croc my world stamp set from Tracey Hey and some words from the Circle Definitions stamps (also by Tracey Hey).

I think they came out pretty well and it’s very satisfying to use up some of my pile of inky papers! I could probably make a lot more of these cute tags. I hope you will come and join in with us!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Aud Sentiments #280 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are all having a great week. It’s time for a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and our theme is “Anything Goes” so everyone can easily join in this one, all you need to remember is to include a sentiment in your design!

Our lovely sponsor for challenge #280 is Oddball Art by Lizzy Love and we were very kindly gifted an image to use, what a treat, I absolutely love these cute and quirky digi stamps! I was gifted Mr Sweets The Fox to use.

I coloured Mr Sweets in with my triblend markers and cut a little square with rounded corners. I inked around the fox to get rid of the white card. I added a mat and arranged some different patterned papers for Mr Sweets to sit on! The sentiment is from the Fox Tales stamp set by Jen Long for Sizzix. I finished off the card with a few orange nuvo drops.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Splish Splash….. I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! This week lovely Svenja is hosting our Daring Cardmakers challenge and she is daring us to make a water-themed card. You could splash around bathing or swimming or maybe create a splishy-splashy background with inks / sprays / waterstains.

I had the perfect stencil from Clearly Besotted, called Splat It! I inked it up with two shades of blue from Catherine Pooler (It’s a Boy and Cummerbund).

I used a Stampendous stamp set which I’ve had in my stash for several years and I’m not even sure what it was called! I stamped the bear wearing the little rain coat and welly boots and frog umbrella. These were coloured with my triblend markers from Spectrum Noir with a little extra shading using the polychromo pencils and a white gel pen for the highlights.

To save trying to fussy cut the umbrella handle I glued the bear onto the card base and then stamped the umbrella straight onto the card.

Then I just glued the coloured and fussy cut umbrella into position…..

The finishing touches was a sentiment (from the Tracey Hey “Make a Splash” stamp set) and a water drop bead which came with a Papercraft Society box a few months ago. I hope my little teddy splashing about in the puddle brightens up your day. What will you make for this week’s Daring Cardmakers Challenge?

Until the next time, crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Aud Sentiments Challenge #279

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are having a great week? It’s time for a new Aud sentiments challenge and our prompt this time is “The kids of summer”, plus of course a sentiment!

We are very kindly sponsored by Fred She Said and they have gifted the design team images to use for this challenge. I was delighted to receive Emma Blowing Bubbles, an adorable summer image.

I coloured Emma with my trusty tri blend markers from Spectrum Noir and added some shading with polychromos pencils. I created a sky and grass with some watercolour and cut a panel out. The papers and other elements are from a Craft Asylum 12 x 12 paper pad which was a bargain a few years ago (and I’m not sure what I was saving it for!).

I hope you have a wonderful day and that you see some sunshine today!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


It’s All in the Background – I Dare You!

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are all doing well and have had a good week. It’s time for a new challenge at the Daring Cardmaker Blog and this week Shabneez is asking you to make your background the star of your creation. Get out those paints, sprays, pastes or even inks and watercolours to wow us with your masterpieces!

I’ve been loving playing with pixie powders recently so I pulled out Candy Pink, Scarlet Mist, Mango Blaze and Spearmint. I picked a recently purchased stamp, Rosie Posey by Julie Hickey Designs and the lower case alphbet die set also from Julie Hickey.

I started to sprinkle my pixie powders around some plain white card with a view to stamp some roses on leaves onto the background. I sprayed with water and then used a waterbrush to spread the colours and make sure all of the white is covered. Once it was completely dry I stamped roses over the yellow areas and some of the red and the leaves over the green areas. Once the ink had totally dried I cut the word birthday out of the background and set the letters aside. I cut five more sets out of the letters (my black card is very thin!) and glued them together. Once I glued the background to the card, I added the black letters to the spaces and then off set the colourful letters slightly to create a shadow effect.

The finishing touch was to add a left over strip of the background inside the card.

I hope you will check out the beautiful creations from my talented design team colleagues, they always make such fabulous cards. I look forward to seeing your makes for this fun challenge.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx


Daring Cardmakers Challenge – July Elemental Inspiration

Happy Friday! Hope you are having a great week. It’s that time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge! As it’s the first Friday of July we have an elemental challenge where we dare you to take 3 (or more!) elements as inspiration for your card. Here is the beautiful picture from Kathy

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I’ve chosen the blue from the ribbon, the frames and the fishes to create my project. I recently ordered some new stamps from Tracey Hey Designs and I used the “You Croc my World” for this card. The background was in my stash, it was made with pixie powders sprinkled onto bubble wrap and spritzed with water. I added some distress crayon in chipped sapphire around the edges and smudged with my finger.

I hope you like my wee fishies! Have a wonderful weekend when the time comes.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Fairy Magic! – Aud Sentiments #278

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are all having a great week. It’s time for another challenge over at the Aud Sentiments blog and this is a really fun one! Our theme is “Fairy Magic” and of course, a sentiment!

My husband and I recently spent a week on the Isle of Skye and it was jam packed with fairy related places. We walked up to see the fairy pools, we visit the fairy Glen, a fairy bridge and saw the fairy flag in Dunvegan castle. No actual fairy sightings to report but that is probably a good thing as they are not really the cute friendly creatures of cartoons! Here are a few pictures of some of the fairy attractions of Skye!

The Fairy Pools
Fairy Pools with Cuillin Mountains in the mist
The Fairy Bridge
Fairy Glen
Fairy Glen
The Fairy Flag (or what’s left of it…… it’s very old!)

But back to the challenge! We are lucky to be sponsored by Digi Doodles Studios this time and they kindly gifted the design team members an image to use.

I was delighted to be gifted Adelina Fairy, who I coloured with my triblend markers with a little extra shading from my polychromos pencils. For my magical background I used thee Catherine Pooler reinkers (It’s a Girl, Melon Ice and Sweet Sixteen). I sprayed some 300 gsm card with water and dropped the three colours on before spraying with more water to move the colurs around and create a pattern I liked. Once it was totally dried I cut various sizes of circles. I arranged these on a square card blank and added a sentiment and some magic fairy dust stars before popping Adelina on top with some card under to add dimension.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx