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Safari so goody!

Hi crafty people and happy weekend to you all!  I thought I would share a pocket letter I made recently for some happy mail.  I know it’s arrived safe and sound so I can share it now.  I hadn’t made a pocket letter for ages and I really enjoyed making it.  This is the front of the pockets….


….. and the back with some crafty goodies!


I hope you liked my pocket letter.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alphabet Artist Trading Cards (A-I)

Hello crafty people, I hope you are having a great weekend.  I was sorting through some photographs and I came across these Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) which I made for a series of swaps last year.  I thought they would make a fun blog post so here is the first batch…. from A to I.



I hope you like this selection of ATCs, it was a really fun challenge and so interesting to see how the others in the swap interpreted the challenge and how people used different techniques.  I’ll be back soon with  next batch.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alice in Wonderland pocket letter

Happy hump day crafty people!  Hope your week is going to plan.  Today I thought I would share a quick post of a pocket letter I made a wee while ago.  This is the front and the back view.


I used a combination of stamps, stickers, stencils and some images I downloaded and printed off. For the back I made some little pockets for all of the goodies to go into and I really liked the effect.

I hope you like my pocket letter.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)


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Opposites ATCs

Hey crafty people, I thought today I would share some ATCs that I made for a swap last month as my partner has received them now!  This swap was through a facebook group of lovely people and the theme was to make 5 double sided ATCs that had opposites on each side.  So here’s what I came up with….

The “sweet” side background was created with distress inks and heat embossed sweety stamps.  I used pixie powders to create the background for the “sour” side and I added glossy accents to the lemons.

The hot background is a napkin which stuck to the card with modge podge and again I used pixie powders on the “cold” background (I’m addicted to those powders!)

I used a stencil for the “light” background with some spiced marmalade distress oxide ink.  The “dark” side was so easy peasy but I love all those googly eyes staring out!

This was a bit of a cheat really, just die cuts and patterned paper but I quite liked the effect.

More distress oxides for these backgrounds and a some ranger silver spray for the stars.

What do you think?  Do you do any crafty swaps?  I love seeing how people interpret the themes differently and use techniques that I haven’t tried or thought of.  I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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Butterfly pocket letter

Today I thought I would share a pocket letter I made a few weeks ago for a crafty swap via a Facebook group.  I used a combination of printed papers as well as some I decorated myself using heat embossed stamps, distress inks, stencils and inked embossing folders.  I decorated the pockets with some butterfly die cuts, sentiments and coloured stamped butterflies.


And on the reverse some goodies for my swap partner.  This time I included some paper ephemera, die cuts, stickers, papers, embellishments, washi samples and a mini notebook I made as well as a short letter.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my pocket letter and I’d love to hear about your crafty swaps.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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Magical creatures pocket letter


Hi there crafty people, I hope you’ve all had a great week.  I thought I would share another project from a wee while ago and this time it’s a pocket letter made for a swap through a facebook group.  This was the first pocket letter I had made for a couple of years and it got me back into crafty swaps and happy mail.  I hope that you like it!

Have a great weekend, I hope it brings some time for crafting

Jenny x

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Musical theme ATCs

Hi crafters, today I thought I would share some ATCs I made for a recent crafty swap.  The theme was “If music be the food of love” and here is my set.

I used a two sets of stamps from Creative Stamping magazine, distress inks, a musical note stencil and some ink spray and texture paste.

I love making ATCs and trying different techniques out.  What do you think?  Do you make ATCs too?  Do you have a favourite technique to use in ATCs?