Cardmaking

Think of a number – I dare you!

Happy Friday everyone! This week on the Daring Card Makers Challenge Kathy is hosting us and she has asked us to “Think of a Number”. She would like you to make one or more numerals the stars of your card in some way this time. It could be for one of those ‘special number’ birthdays or anniversaries. using a background formed from numbers or perhaps you could even make a number shaped card.

I decided to make a golden wedding card with a Scottish twist…..

I hope you will join us and share your cards with numbers as the stars of the show!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Up up and away… I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends, how has your week been going? It’s time for this week’s new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and Enfys is our host this week with the challenge prompt “Up, up and away!” she is looking for us to make balloons the focal point of your card, they can be party balloons or hot air balloons.

I have a balloon die in my stash from the Party collection by First Edition Craft so I cut a whole bunch in some birthday pattern papers. I then created an inky sky for these balloons to float in. To start with I smooshed some blueprint sketch on my glass mat spritzed with water and applied to some white card stock.

I cut it down to size for my tall card base and then used a cloud stencil from Trinity Stamps and some inks to add some clouds.

I added my balloons in a bunch at the top and then stamped a grumpy cat to add to the card from one of the Tim Holtz Snarky cats stamp sets.

I fussy cut him out and then added one of the sentiments to finish off my snarky card.

This stamp set is so fun and I love the cheeky sentiments, although I think I would only send these cards to people with the same sarcastic sense of humour as me! I can’t wait to see all your balloon themed cards over at t he Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog, my design team chums have made some gorgeous samples to inspire your makes too!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – I is for Ink

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – January – Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challenges #58 Anything Goes

Show us Your Pussiecats Challenge #74 – Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – January – Anything Goes

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

Cardmaking

Aud Sentiments Challenge #290 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week. It’s time for our first Aud Sentiments Challenge of 2022 and it’s an Anything Goes prompt so everyone can join in really easily!

Our challenge is now just once a month but we have two sponsors for our challenge this month, Stamper’s Delights and Di’s Digi Delights. I was very kindly gifted a digi stamp to use for this month from Stamper’s Delights.

I printed my stamp (Chibi My Kind of Crazy) which comes with a sentiment too and coloured it with my alcohol markers before fussy cutting her out. I added some patterned papers to a card base and played around with the arrangement of Chibi and the sentiment until I was happy. After gluing the elements down I added a little shading behind Chibi to make her look like she isn’t just floating around in mid air!

I hope you will share your makes with us, remember the only rule is really that you include a sentiment on your project! Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

Cardmaking

Daring Cardmakers January Elementary Challenge

Hello crafty friends, how are you all doing? I hope 2022 has started well for you. Ours has been pretty quiet as we try to stay out of the way of Covid! It’s time for our first Daring Cardmakers challenge of the year and the lovely Shabneez has collated some beautiful pictures to inspire our cardmaking this week. She says “I’ve chosen a cool, ethereal and textural mood-board to inspire your crafting at the start of this new year.  
Just choose at least 3 elements from the picture to use when you make
your card.  As usual if you use the colour combo it counts as1 element “.

I treated myself to a few crafty treats in the sales and by coincidence I had some new sprays in the right colours for this challenge! I bought my first Lindy’s sprays, the Autumn Leaves Collection and I used three of them for this card. I sprayed water on some white card stock then at the bottom I sprayed “Autumn Maple Crimson”, then “Cattail Copper Brown” and then “Red Hot Poker Orange” to give a sort of ombre effect.

Once the panel was dry I cut it to size for my tall card base. I loved the sort of frosty look in the photos too so I pulled out some vellum and added a layer behind my ombre card panel. Then I used some stencils to add a little texture in white and dark brown.

I wanted to include the leafy foliage from the pictures so I stamped some plants along the bottom in Versafine Clair ink.

The final part was to die cut some birds perched on a wire, I layered up a black die cut on a vellum and added that to the card. My finishing touch was to doodle a little around the edge of the card and here is my finished card….

I’m a little obsessed with that shimmer from the starburst sprays, oh goodness I can feel this collection growing in 2022! I hope you will hop on over to see the gorgeous makes from my design team chums, they really are a talented bunch of crafters and share your cards with us too!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Trim the tree – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s time for our new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week we’d love to see some trees on your projects, please! They can be any kind of tree you like, a Christmas Tree,  a Wonderful Winter Landscape or maybe some shady palm trees if you’re in warmer climes!
Make it just one tree or a whole forest.

I love putting up our Christmas tree and decorating it because so many of our decorations are from special people or places so they bring back lots of lovely memories. This is our tree this year….

For my tree themed project I wanted to try out some new brusho colours which I recently ordered.

I heat embossed some trees and snow flakes on 6 x 8 cm pieces of mixed media paper. Then I added the brusho crystals and sprayed with water before adding a few tiny drops of diluted bleach. You can check out the video on my YouTube channel to see what I did.

I love how the effect varies so here are the different panels from the first batch I made.

The only downside is I ended up with really stained hands…. like it might appear I have murdered a smurf!

However it was worth it and I’ve since made another 20 for one of the recipients of the first batch! Hope you are keeping safe and well and finding some time for crafting.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Show us your stockings – I dare you!

Happy Friday everyone, can you believe we are nearly at the end of November? I’m looking out at a blue sky this morning but the forecast predicts snow tonight so who knows, Scottish weather can be very changeable and it is a chilly day! Anyway it’s time for another fun Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week we are daring you to show us your stockings!

I went for a simple card using a stocking die from First Edition (I think, it’s been in my stash for a year or 3!). I used some gold card and a mini paper pad from Craft Sensations which had lots of purple patterns. The background is really easy, I embossed some brick background and then a strip of wood effect card (both were Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folders) and added some purple layers. The sentiment is from a Woodware stamp set.

I’m looking forward to seeing all your stocking makes. Have a fab weekend

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments #288 – Anything Goes and a Sentiment

Hi there crafty friends, I hope you are all having a lovely week. It’s time for another challenge over at the Aud Sentiments blog and we have an “Anything Goes” prompt this time (as long as the project includes a sentiment!) so it’s super easy for everyone to join in.

I am totally in the festive card making zone at the moment so I kept on that theme and made a card for my Christmas stash! I used an Altenew stamp set which I think came with a magazine last year and a Tonic Studios Jingle Bells sentiment die. I stamped the bells using two shades of yellow ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I used the foliage stamp to create some leaves for the bells to hang from and added some bows cut from mirror card. I hope you like this clean and simple (well it is for me!) card.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s cards for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Jolly Holly-days – I Dare You!

Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you all today? I hope everyone has had a good week. I’m here with the new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and although it’s a festive theme you don’t need to make a Christmas project, plus for November and December it doesn’t need to be a card, it could be any crafty project! So this week we would love to see your holly or winter greenery themed projects.

I decided to go with Mistletoe and I kept it simple with a die cut, some traditional red and green card and a bit of tartan because who doesn’t love a bit of tartan, especially at Christmas?! The sentiment is from an old Clearly Besotted stamp set!

I thought this was really cute so I’ve added it as a new listing to my Etsy shop, you can find it here Merry Kissmas Handmade Card.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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November Elemental Challenge – we Dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely week. It’s time for our elemental challenge at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and Shabneez has picked a gorgeous selection of images for us to choose from. In case this is your first time you must use a minimum of three elements from this collection of images (colours should just be one element).

I chose to use the fox, the texture of the knitted scarf and the orange, red and brown colours. Here is my make…

I can’t wait to see all your cosy cards using these images for inspiration! Happy crafting

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiment #287 – Christmas and a Sentiment

Hi there crafty friends, how are you all this week? My hubby and I are full of the cold at the moment. We’ve had negative covid tests so it seems to just be the seasonal bug that is doing the rounds but we are both feeling pretty rubbish so it’s been a quiet week keeping cosy and trying to recover! It’s time for a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiment blog and seeing as it is now November we have a Christmas theme!

We have the lovely Hetty Clare sponsoring this blog and I was gifted the beautiful Pony Christmas image to use for my design team card. I coloured the digi stamp with my alcohol markers and then added a little colour to the background and trimmed the image before adding a black mat. I used a piece of snowflake paper and a few nuvo drops and of course a sentiment!

I love this cute pony trotting along with his parcel, just so cute! I hope that you are all keeping well and having a crafty week. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx