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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Don’t Let Anyone Burst Your Bubble!

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well. I’m back with my entry for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers who are on W for Water this time. They have such fun challenges and I love seeing the cards the design team come up with, there is always a couple that make me laugh out loud!

I used a digi stamp and background paper from Doctor Digi. The stamp is Bath Time Deirdery and I coloured it with alcohol pens and then fussy cut it out. I added the image to a some white card layered up with some pale blue card. To finish off the image I used a glitter stickles for all the bubble bath and added some nuvo drops around as if bubbles are floating around the bathroom.

The background bubble paper is the second one in the set from Doctor Digi. I added a sentiment from a Tracey Hey stamp set.

I love the characters that Doctor Digi creates, they always make me smile. I always have a book to read in the bath but I’m sure if I attempted a newspaper it would end in a soggy mess! I hope that you are keeping safe and well. Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, you have made my day!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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I dare you to go 3D!

Hi crafty people, today there is a new challenge up at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this time we are daring you to go 3D and make a bag or a box. I used a Docrafts A4 Gift Bag die to make this project.

The die cuts the bag in 2 pieces which I glued together. I added a strip of kraft card with some complementary paper and I cut some of the detail of the paper used for the bag to add to the strip. Then I cut a scalloped circle and added a die cut letter. To finish off I added some sequins.

I can’t wait to see what 3d projects you will all be making!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #254 – Summer & a Sentiment

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well today. I’m here to share the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today and runs until the 6th of July. The theme is Summer and for once Scotland got the memo and the sun is shining! The only rules are that you must include a sentiment in your project.

For my project I used a beautiful digi stamp by Julia McNeill Crafts, Willow which was a freeby through the Kit and Clowder Facebook page a few weeks ago.

I cut a strip off the front of the card base to start with so there is a visible portion of the inside. I coloured Willow with alcohol markers and fussy cut her out. The background is an inked panel with a Tonic Studios background cut into it. I added some Tattered Lace flowers which had been painted with a water brush and some squeezed lemonade distress oxide ink. The side panel is a strip of the same inky panel mounted onto black card and stamped with a vertical sentiment and with a flower to finish it off.

I hope that you like my summery card and that you have some sunshine to enjoy today. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and don’t forget to enter your summer projects over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge before the 6th of July.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Butterfly Embellishments

Hi crafty people, how are you all today? I’ve not been on the blog for a few days and I’m aware I have quite a few comments to respond to and blogs to catch up with. Very sadly my father in law passed away very suddenly at the weekend so we have been pretty shocked and trying to get our heads around it. We are not able to travel to South Africa for the funeral due to the lockdown so we will be watchng it online on Friday morning which will be very strange. Thank goodness for technology in times like this.

I shared some handmade embellishments on my youtube video today as part of a collaboration. I thought I would share a few pictures and say hello.

There are also some cute mini envelopes and mermaid rosettes in the video which you can watch here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate every comment and like left on my blog. I’ll be back tomorrow for another blog post, hope you are all doing well.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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SAL Sunday 2020 – 8

Hi crafty people, just a quick update today for the Stitchalong.

This is where I was 3 weeks ago…

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Unfortunately some of my stitches had to come out as I had miscounted so this is where I am now…

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!

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