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A Walk on the Wild Side – I Dare You!

Happy Friday crafty people! This week Nat is hosting our Daring Cardmakers Challenge and she is inviting you to take a walk on the wild side by featuring animal prints or wild animals on your card.

I love animals and was spoilt for choice in my craft stash for this prompt! I decided to go with a fun giraffe and used the gorgeous Gabriella from the Giraffalicious digital stamp collection from JMC Designs. (I am a design team member for JMC Designs so this post contains some gifted items).

Giraffes are such beautiful animals and I’ve been lucky to see them when we have been on game drives in South Africa. This was on our last trip in 2019 when we came across these 2 having a scuffle. The were leaning on each other and hitting each other with their horns. Thankfully neither got injured and after a while they wandered back into the bush.

I love when you see them peeking out from the trees, enjoying some lunch, this was the inspiration for my card today.

I also used a background paper and some pre coloured leafy branches from the Happy Campers Digital collection.

I created a frame with a few layers of die cut cardstock and added some sky behind it. Then glued Gabriella into the frame and added the leafy branches to the bottom of the frame. The finishing touches were a die cut sentiment and some nuvo jewel drops in pale periwinkle and key lime. I hope she makes you smile today!

Come along and see the fabulous selection of wild cards made by the design team and I look forward to seeing your makes too.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #284 – Friendship and a sentiment

Hi crafty friends! How has your week been? I’m hopping on today with a new prompt for the Aud Sentiments Challenge. This time we are being tasked with making a friendship themed project (and please remember to include that important sentiment!)

We are very kindly sponsored by Polkadoodles who were generous in gifting the design team an image to use for this challenge. I was delighted to receive “Let’s Go Winnie“, a super cute digi stamp.

I am still on a mission to finish off some of my paper pad stash so the papers in this are all from one collection, including the die cut flowers and the little yellow “Hello”. I used a stamp from my stash to add the word friend to finish off the card.

Such a cute image, I’m fairly sure neither of my cats would tolerate any notions of me taking them for a walk! I hope you will hop over to check out the other beautiful cards made by my design team colleagues, they won’t disappoint! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Going round in circles – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty people! How are you all doing? I’ve had a good week making lots of Christmas cards for my Etsy shop and dithering about if I should sign up to any craft fairs for the upcoming festive season (I’m thinking not and hoping that things are much more under control for next year and I’ll be back with a bang then, is anyone else going for it this year?).

Anyway it’s Friday so that means it’s time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge! This week I am hosting and I decided to set the challenge to ask you to go round in circles!  I’d love to see circles of all sizes on your cards, you could use a round card base, a circle frame or include some spotty and dotty patterns. 

For my project I started by making a bocca (is that how you spell it, please tell me if I’m wrong!) background using distress oxide inks in kitsch flamingo, worn lipstick and picked raspberry and brilliance moonlight white ink. I then die cut out a variety of circles in different sizes. I arranged these on a square card base and then added a die cut happy birthday and lots of nuvo drops (glitter drops – enchanting pink and crystal drops – metallic.

I hope you will hop on over to the blog to see all the design team makes and share you circle card. I can’t wait to see what you get a-round to!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – September Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you all today? I’ve had a busy but good week getting back into the swing of my routine after a lovely week away last week. Unbelievably it’s the start of another month so it must be time for an elemental challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers blog. Our host this week is Svenja and she has given us a fabulous picture packed full of inspiration…..

If this is your first time playing along, let me explain. All you have to do is take a minimum of three elements of the photo as inspiration and create a card! Here is what I made….

Can you see the elements I picked out? I used an adorable Frida stamp by Vera Lane Studio plus I added some yellow stars, some faux stitching and a franking stamp inspired by the postage stamps. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Bon Voyage – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a great week and that you are ready for our next Daring Cardmakers Challenge! This week Rizwana is our host and she would like us to “create a travel themed card. Use maps, directions, tickets,planes, trains or automobiles. Anything travel related you could even use your best holiday destination. Have fun!”

I chose an elephant image to represent my favourite holiday destination which is going on safari in South Africa. We even had our wedding at a game reserve in South Africa and had some of our wedding photos taken with elephants……

Sorry! Any excuse to have a wee look at these happy photos!

I used a Tracey Hey stamp and coloured him up with my triblend markers from Spectrum Noir. I think he is meant to be carrying shopping bags but I thought they could be luggage!

I made a simple background by stamping Bon Voyage in 3 different shades of brown/grey ink (I used an Altenew set) and adding some rose gold nuvo drops. I popped up my elephant with some 3d sticky pads and voila!

I can’t wait to see all your travel themed projects and the inspiration behind them!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #282

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I’m here to share the brand new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today. Our new theme gives us a choice from Thinking of you, Get well or Sympathy Sentiments. Just remember all entries must include a sentiment!

This challenge is sponsored by Stampers Delights who kindly gifted the design team members an image to use. I was given Kawaii Medical Heroes 2 which is a set with two characters and three different sentiments.

Here is my project using two of the sentiments and one of the characters. I coloured them with a mix of triblend and copic markers, added some patterned papers and a couple of nuvo drops for the finishing touches.

I hope you will join in with our challenge, can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments #281 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I hope you are having a great week. It’s time for a new Aud Sentiments Challenge and this time anything goes (as long as you include a sentiment of course!).

I used two Tracey Hey stamp sets (Weirdo and Having it All) for this card. I also used an inky background from my stash (made with Catherine Pooler reinkers and water). I added a little stripey strip made with a black sharpy pen.

I hope you like my little weirdo card and snarky sentiment, it made me giggle!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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August Elemental Challenge – I dare you!

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a great week. I can’t believe it’s August already, where did July disappear to? It’s time for us to share our new elemental challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this time Shabneez has given us a gorgeous minty selection of pictures to inspire our cards. If you haven’t joined in before all you need to do is take three elements from these pictures (colour can only be one of them) and use them to inspire your creation.

I used a type writer die from a recent issue of Die Cutting Essentials magazine as well as a couple of stamp sets, Dotty definitions from Tracey Hey and Random Act of Cardness from Technique Tuesday.

I took the circles, the type writer and the mint green elements to inspire this card.

My mint green typewriter is a little brighter than I was hoping for but somehow in all my many inks this was the closest I could get! I hope you like it and that you will come and join in!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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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