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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


Check up – I dare you!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are having a great week and that you found some time for crafting. It’s time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week we are daring you to check it out! Sorry I can’t help but make all the puns!! Basically all you have to do is include some check pattern on your card!

I decided to make my own with a black sharpie and then made a strip to go down the side of my card. I stamped and coloured one of the gorgeous rhinos from Tracey Hey’s Rhino Rascals stamp set. I fussy cut the cutie out and popped it up on some 3d pads. I chose one of the sentiments from the stamp set and then used the little heart stamps to create a flurry of hearts in colours to match the rhino’s tshirt.

I cant’s wait to check out your cards for this prompt!!!

I know, I know….. sorry! Thanks for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, hopefully I will see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Flag Pole – Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope you’ve had a great week? It’s time for a new challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers blog and Kathy is our host this week. She would like us to take inspiration from the flag of a country other than your own – there are plenty to choose from! You can use an element from the flag, the design, the colours… Don’t forget to tell us which country’s flag you’ve used

Can you guess which flag inspired this card?

Hopefully you guessed the USA! I used the colours and stars and stripes to make a congratulations card. This is such a fun challenge, let me know in the comments if you are joining in and which flag you are using!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Aud Sentiments #276 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing?

Our new challenge is sponsored by the lovely Jan’s Digi Stamps who very kindly gifted the design team an image and sentiment to make our projects for this “Anything Goes” challenge. I used the gorgeous Camera Life image and one of the sentiments. I coloured the camera with pencils adding detail with a black fine liner pen before fussy cutting it out. I’m continuing with my addiction to tall cards (although maybe it’s not tall when it’s sideways…. anyway!)


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.


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