Uncategorized

Dare to be square!

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a good week? It’s been a cold week here with more snow which looks very pretty from the warmth of my craft room! It’s Friday so that must mean a new challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers blog and this week our lovely Shabneez is daring us to use squares, the more the better!

I decided to go for some nested squares to show off some very beautiful papers I recently received from Craft Box UK as part of their Pretty Papers monthy subscription. The pad is gorgeous rich colours with gold leaves and it’s called Golden Leaves.

I added some gold mirror card and a Love die and here you go….

It’s a simple card to let those beautiful purpes and golds shine. I hope you like it and that you will join in with the fun!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

Uncategorized

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had a good week and that you are all safe and well. Mine has been a whirlwind of Etsy orders which has kept me very busy and out of mischief! I’m nearly there as I am going to put the shop on holiday mode early next week and have a few days off before Christmas. I did manage to squeeze in a little time to make a card for this week’s new Daring Cardmakers Challenge. This time we are focused on

Animal Antics at Christmas

Make anything you’d like as long as it features a creature or two! 
Reindeer, penguins, polar bears, festive robins, puppies or kittens

I used a very cute Clearly Besotted stamp set called Christmas Hoot ( I think it is at least a year old, maybe older than that!) I fussy cut him out and gave him an inky background to perch in. To finish it off I added a sentiment from the stamp set, a strip of snowflake paper and a few silver sequins.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s festive animals this week, I’m sure there will be lots of cuteness!

Crafty hugs

Jenny xx

Uncategorized

Dare you to not make a card!

Happy Friday everyone, this week has been so fast and I’ve not had a chance to check in with the blog at all! But Friday brings a new Daring Cardmaker Challenge and the perfect excuse to hop on and let you know what our challenge is this week!

So share your handmade bags or boxes for Christmas gifts. I have been making some 2020 cross stitch Christmas decorations (still top secret but will share after the big day!) so I have a few 10 cm embroidery hoop decorations. I decided to make little flat boxes from craft card and decorated with some cute Clearly Besotted stamps (the set is a 2020 release and is called Baa Humbug)

Something simple but hopefully will make someone smile and being flat is very postable in case I don’t manage to see people in person.

Can’t wait to see your makes!

Crafty hugs

Jenny xx

Uncategorized

Gorgeous Gifts

Happy Friday crafty people, and welcome to another challenge from the Daring Cardmakers Blog. This week we have an ‘Anything Crafty’ Themed Challenge for you.

Gorgeous Gifts

It simply means that we’d love to see anything on a theme of Gifts this week. 
So it could be a card featuring parcels all wrapped up, a gift you’ve made for a friend, or how about a card and gift combined? This could be a bookmark, gift card or a little chocolatey treat as an added extra on your card.

When we were doing our weekly shopping last weekend I picked up a couple of gingerbread falvoured chocolate bars (hopefully delicious but I haven’t sampled yet!) so I thought I would wrap one as my gift for this week’s challenge. I started by wrapping with plain brown paper. Then I added a sparkly red pompom with a touch of glue, eyes and drew on a mouth. The antlers were cut from dark brown centura pearl and it is finished off with a ribbon around his neck and a little Merry Christmas panel. I hope you like him!

I’m looking forward to seeing your gift themed projects this week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny xx

Uncategorized

Aud Sentiments Challenge 263 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty people, how are you today? I hope you are all keeping safe and well in these worrying times. Over at the Aud Sentiments blog we have a new challenge starting today. Challenge number 263 has an anything goes theme so you can enter any projects you like as long as they include a sentiment of course!

I chose to use one of the Autumn Allspice Collection from Julia McNeill Crafts, Anise Oakley is one of these fun digital stamps. I coloured her in using alcohol pens and a touch of polychromo pencils. I ripped the edges of the panel she was printed on and blended some vintage photo ink. I embossed a panel of cream card with a leaf folder. To add some colour I applied ink to the raised leaves using a mix of oranges, reds, yellows and browns. Behind this I added some scraps of pale gold embossed paper, just peeking out around the edges.

The finishing touch was the sentiment which I layered up and raised with some 3d sticky pads.

I hope you will share your projects with us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge. Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Uncategorized

YouTube Giveaway for 100 Subscribers

Happy Saturday crafty people! I hope you have something fun planned for your weekend. I’m just hopping on to let you know that to celebrate reaching 100 subscribers I am having a giveaway over on my YouTube Channel. So if you would like to win some crafty goodies including this paperbag journal I made and some of my rainbow thank you cards I would love for you to enter.

All of the information on how to enter is in this video, so if you haven’t checked out my channel, this is a really good time to do it!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Uncategorized

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

Uncategorized

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

Uncategorized

T is for Technique

Hi crafty people, how are you today? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend! I’m here today as a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge as I was crowned the Queen of Snark for their M is for Magic challenge with my witchy Stella project.

Part of my royal duties (well all of them really!) is to be a guest designer for a challenge so here is my post for the brand new challenge….. T is for Technique!

I decided to use die cutting and stamping as they are my most used techniques. I chose to use the Life Happens stamp set from Hot off the Press and the chocolate squares die from Tattered Lace.

I used centura pearl card in chocolate brown and a cadburys purple colours and added some nuvo glitter drops.

I hope it made you smile and that you have some chocolate today!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Cardmaking · Uncategorized

Aud Sentiments Challenge 253

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are doing well today.  There is a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s an anything goes one so everyone can join in no matter what you are making!

Blog badge (1)

This time we are sponsored by Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love and they have very generously offered a $10 gift certificate for the winner of the challenge.

I was lucky to be gifted the Monday Mornings Frazzled Fran needs her coffee digi stamp.  I printed the full page version twice, once on white card stock and once on spotty patterned paper.

I coloured Fran using watercolour pencils (although I didn’t blend the hair at all, just built up 3 different colours in hair strands)  I fussy cut out the mug and glued it onto the white card version and added one of the three sentiments.  I then fussy cut out the whole thing (just as well I love fussy cutting!).

Once I had done this I realised I didn’t have a card base big enough (oops!) so I folded an a 4 card in half and added some patterned papers from my stash.  I added a mat across the card to support the cup handle.

coffemug

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you will say hi in the comments and hop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge  to see the projects my fellow design team members have made.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx