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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!)

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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.

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Aud Sentiments #275 For the Girls

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing this week? We’re still waiting for spring to properly kick in her in Scotland. It’s been chilly and most days it’s rained but hopefully it will warm up soon. The most exciting news for this week is that we got our vaccination letters, so my hubby and I are getting our first jag on Sunday evening and we are excited! Hopefully we won’t feel too many side effects but even if we do, it won’t be as bad as actually catching covid. Anyway I’m here to share my post for the new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Blog. This challenge has the the theme – For the Girls (and of course must include a sentiment!).

We have a fabulous sponsor for our challenge, Hetty Clare and her digi stamps are really gorgeous, I wish I could create such beautiful art! She very kindly gifted us an image to use for our design team posts. I chose Sleeping Beauty a really sweet image. I coloured her in with watercolour pencils and tore the edges of my panel before inking it up with vintage photo. I added some patterned papers, a touch of lace and sentiment from the Small Talk Tim Holtz sticker book. I hope you like my take on sleeping beauty…

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger NInja Crafts!) xx

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Proud as a Peacock – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s time for our new Daring Cardmaker challenge and our theme is “Proud as a Peacock”! So this week we dare you to take inspiration from the beauty of the peacock for your card this week. It might be an image of the bird itself, a beautiful “eye” feather or simply the gorgeous iridescent colours of a peacock’s plumage applied to other images – think rich blues, greens, purples and even a little bronze. Extra brownie points if you can work in a “proud of you” or “you did it!” theme!

Here’ my take on the theme…. can’t wait to see yours!

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Aud Sentiments #274 – Flowers

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I’m here to share my make for the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which is launched today. Our theme is flowers and of course we need to include a sentiment! I think we all love flowers and now I have a garden I am so enjoying growing them! Here are a few that are currently blooming…..

It’s a little slow as we’ve still been pretty cold, yesterday we had a heavy hail storm but the sunset was a cracker!

Our generous sponsor this time is Stamper’s Delights.

I was kindly gifted the Kawaii Cute as a Bug set which came with four different digi stamps to colour plus the sentiment. I used the floral outline to create my card base, the main image of the little girl watering her garden and the sentiment.

To start with I printed to flower outline on 2 sheets of patterned papers (blue spotty and a pale yellow with white pattern). I cut out the yellow centre and layered it on the blue flower. Then I glued the blue paper onto a 7 x7 inch card blank and once it was dry I cut around the flower to create a floral card base. I coloured the little scene with coloured pencils and some alcohol pens. I decided that as the sentiment mentioned a bug I would turn the little girl into a lady bird so I created some spots on her hat. I was recently gifted a few of the tiny wooden ladybirds in some happy mail and I though that would be the perfect finishing touch!

I hope little Miss Ladybird and her flower garden make you smile today! I can’t wait to see all the flowery cards for this challenge! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Celebrate Books – I Dare You!

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you’re having a great week. Today over at Daring Cardmakers we have a new challenge celebrating International Book day today. Svenja is hosting us this week and she challeges us to create a card celebrating books and their heroes. This challenge is right up my street because I love reading, so I took inspiration from my current read, Hamnet by Maggie O@Farrell. I recently attended a virtual book event with Maggie O@Farrell as the paperback of Hamnet was being released and included in the ticket I received a signed copy of the book. The book is a fictional story inspired by the fact that Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet died aged 11, about 4 years prior to his father writing Hamlet (which apparently was interchangeable with Hamnet). I’m really enjoying to so far!

love reading outside in my garden when the sun shines!

I recently found out that Vera Lane Studio has an Etsy shop selling digital stamps and when I was browsing I was so happy to find this fab Shakespeare set of 8 digi stamps and I used the image of Shakespeare plus one of the quotes.

I took some paper from my pile I’m trying to use up! I originally used bubble wrap and blue pixie powders to make a spotty pattern. I cut a panel, inked around the edges and used a star stencil to make some stars in yellow and blue. I added some doodling to the stars with a gold gel pen and I did a scribbly edge with black pen. Then I added Shakespeare and the quote.

I can’t wait to see which books and characters are used for inspiration, maybe I will end up with some new books to add to my list!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Happy 11th Birthday Aud Sentiments!

Happy Birthday to the Aud Sentiments Blog! How could we possibly celebrate? Yup with a birthday themed challenge…. yay! We are very kindly sponsored by the Paper Shelter and they very kindly gifted the DT members the Cupcake Birthday digi stamp to use for this challenge.

I decided to use the background paper which is part of the set rather than the focal image just for a wee change! The background has a doily image which I fussy cut out. I added some lace and pink stripy paper to a craft card base. I then popped on a die cut cupcake complete with a candle cut from the stripy pattern on the background paper too. The finishing touch was a stamped sentiment, Happy Birthday!!

I can’t wait to see all the birthday card entries this time! Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge – #272 Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing? It’s been a chilly week here, we even had some flurries of snow which is not really in the spirit of spring! Fingers crossed the weather warms up soon but in the mean time it’s still perfect crafting weather!! Today we have a new challenge starting at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s one for everyone to join in as it’s an “Anything Goes” theme. All you need to include is a sentiment!

The current challenge is sponsored by the lovely people at Polkadoodles and the Design Team members were all kindly gifted an image to use for this challenge. I chose Sunshine Delight Little Friends – Winnie and she is adorable!

I coloured Winnie with watercolour pencils and cut her out. I created a blue sky for her with inks and then a green mat behind the circle of sky. The card base has some green patterned card. The sentiment strip is stenciled with a petal design and the friendship sentiment was stuck on top.

I hope you will come over and join in the fun!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts !) xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – April Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s time to launch the next Daring Cardmakers Challenge and I’m hosting my first elemental challenge so I hope you will join us! I’m daring you to take at least 3 elements from this photograph to inspire your card making.

I opted to use the protea, hearts, script, lace trim, beads and the word “Love” for my card.

I used a stencil with some texture paste and brusho powders to create the protea panel. I added some script stamping and a black layer behind it. If you would like to see demonstrating this technique I have a video over on my youtube channel.

Many thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Say it loud…. I dare you!

Happy Friday! How has your week been going? I feel like this week has flown past and my todo list is still quite long however nothing too urgent! It’s time for a new Daring Cardmaker’s Challenge and this week the lovely Nat has challenged us to Say it Loud!

So we have been challenged to make the sentiment the focus of our card. I used a die set from Bright Rosa and cut the words from Black Centura Pearl card stock. To create the card base I used a square of glossy photo paper with cosmic shimmer powders on it. I made a video of this technique in case you would like to see what I did.

So I cut a square of this paper and stuck it onto the card base.

I was recently gifted some vellum from a fellow crafty youtuber and I cut a piece of vellum which had butterflies printed on it in a square larger than the photo paper. I mounted the words on some more of the photo paper and arranged those on top on the vellum with a couple of circle die cuts. I then applied glue to the areas under the word panels and circles and stuck it onto the card base.

I hope that you like my card and that you will join us for the challenge.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx