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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

Happy Friday! It is Friday isn’t it? Yesterday I was wishing people a happy Tuesday when someone kindly pointed out it was in fact Thursday! Oh dear, it’s been one of those weeks! However I do know that it’s time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and we are being hosted by the lovely Kathy.

Kathy would just love to see cards celebrating and sharing the ‘Lurve‘ (or Love, if you prefer!)
Love comes in all shapes and sizes, doesn’t it?  So, although your card could be for a Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary but it doesn’t have to be, feel free to celebrate the love you feel for your friends, family, pets…., chocolate? gin? 😀
How about a beautiful card for your best friend, for no other reason than to let them know how much having them in your life means to you.

Here is my card and if you hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog you will see all the other beautiful examples by the very talented Design Team!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Bottles – I Dare You!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Today Ruth is hosting our brand new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and we are being dared to make a card on the theme of bottles! Ruth asks us to make anything to do with a bottle, or maybe even10 green bottles! Well I didn’t manage 10 but I did use 2 green bottles to make a 21st birthday card.

It’s a pretty simple card design using some die cuts and an embossing folder and nuvo drops. Here is the finished product.

Cheers to Friday!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Friday the 13th – I dare you!

Happy Friday the 13th and in honour of it our new Daring Cardmakers Challenge is all about superstitions!

I’m not particularly superstitious although I don’t walk under ladders unless totally necessary and I have been know to greet single magpies….. ok maybe I’m a little superstitious! A couple of years ago when weeding in my garden I found 2 four leaf clovers! My hubby and I decided we must be in line for a lottery win so we drove to the shop to buy a ticket straight away….. can you guess what happened? Yup we did not win but I still have one of those four leaf clovers just in case there is a little but of good luck still in there!

So inspired by my lucky clover I decided to focus on good luck symbols for my card, the clovers plus of course a black cat (I am a self confessed crazy cat lady!!) and a lucky horse shoe.

I hope you have a fabulous Friday with only good luck! 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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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

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – July Elemental Inspiration

Happy Friday! Hope you are having a great week. It’s that time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge! As it’s the first Friday of July we have an elemental challenge where we dare you to take 3 (or more!) elements as inspiration for your card. Here is the beautiful picture from Kathy

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I’ve chosen the blue from the ribbon, the frames and the fishes to create my project. I recently ordered some new stamps from Tracey Hey Designs and I used the “You Croc my World” for this card. The background was in my stash, it was made with pixie powders sprinkled onto bubble wrap and spritzed with water. I added some distress crayon in chipped sapphire around the edges and smudged with my finger.

I hope you like my wee fishies! Have a wonderful weekend when the time comes.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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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