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Chocolate heaven – I dare you!

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are having a good day. It’s a holiday weekend for us for Easter so we are enjoying some relaxation and time off and of course some chocolate! Kathy is hosting our challenge this week over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and she would like you to create “Chocolate Heaven” on your cards! So indulge yourself  a little this week! Kathy would love to see all sorts of chocolatey treats – chocolate cakes, chocolate colours,  velvety drinking chocolate, a tempting box of chocolates….
Whatever you fancy!

Here is my project, please don’t forget to hop on over to the Daring cardmakers challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team have made and share your chocolate themed cards!

Thanks for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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April Elemental Challenge – Daring Cardmakers Challenge

It’s my turn to host the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and it’s an elemental challenge which means you have to pick three (or more) elements from these pictures to inspire your card.

I had great fun searching for images to use and from the above selection I used the bunny, the little yellow flowers, the eggs and the pinks/purples colours.

I hope you will hop on over to the challenge blog and see the other DT makes and why not share your card too?

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Hello Spring – I dare you!

Hi crafty friends, I’m later than usual with my Daring Cardmakers weekly post but better late than never! This week we are hosted by Shabneez who has dared us to celebrate the arrival of spring with cards featuring anything related to the season be it lambs, rabbits, daffodils, tulips etc. 

I love seeing the spring flowers popping up and I think tulips are my favourites if I had to pick! I used a little tulip die set from Crafter’s Companion. The paper I used was some scrap which I had brayered off the spare ink while I was playing with my gel plate. I added a little die cut tartan bow and layered them on a scripty stamped panel. The finishing touches were a sentiment and a few nuvo drops in complementary colours.

I can’t wait to see your lovely spring themed cards and I hope you will check out my design team colleagues makes over on the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog, they are a talented bunch of crafters! Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – For Ukraine

Happy Friday crafty friends, I hope you are all safe and well in these worrying times. This week at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge we wanted to acknowledge the awful situation in Ukraine. To show our support we are making cards using blue and yellow colours, sunflowers and hope.

I used some distress spray sprays to create a background (Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed). The sunflower stamp is from the lovely Julie Hickey designs. I added a little embossed panel for the sunflower to sit and a sentiment.

I got a little carried away with my backgrounds and decided to make some ATC coins to pop into happy mail. The backgrounds were made with brusho powders (cobalt blue and yellow) and various stencils. The edge is heat embossed in a copper embossing powder. I added a Crafters Companion sunflower and a printed hashtag.

I can’t wait to see all your lovely makes. Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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F.E.B – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Can you believe it’s Friday and we are nearly at the end of the month! I know it’s a short month but this one really has flown past. It’s time for our last Daring Card Makers challenge of the month and Joanne has dared us to make a FEB card! Use something beginning with each of those letters in your creation. So it might be a foiled elephant juggling a ball, a blue fairy with an embossed background, a baby card with flags and embroidery thread… what can you come up with that’s FEB? Don’t forget to tell us which items you’ve used in case we don’t spot them!

Here is my finished card….. can you guess what my F.E.B items are?

I’m sure you have, but just in case you didn’t. F is for flowers and I used a couple of stamp sets from the JMC Designs Garden Tots collection (Lady Dot and Dotty Daisy).

For E I used an Embossing folder to add some texture.

The B is for Butterfly and I shared a video yesterday (on my YouTube channel) for how I made this butterfly using alcohol inks, vellum and heat embossing. Here are a few of these pretty butterflies.

To finish off my card I added a sentiment and a flourish from the stamp sets.

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In the nick of time – I dare you!

Happy Friday and welcome to another Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week Rizwana is our host. She has dared us create cards “In the nick of time”. So this week time is of the essence! Use clocks or anything to represent time on your card, including watches, hourglasses, sundials or pocket watches

I had a Phil Martin magazine stamp set which had some clock stamps and sentiments and a Sizzix Tim Holtz clock embossing folder which I pulled out of my stash. I kept this card pretty simple, using some lilac and navy card, a little heat embossing in so;ver and some nuvo drops.

I’m looking forward to seeing all your time themed cards. Please check out the Daring Cardmakers blog to see the design team makes, there are some fab ideas.

Until next time, crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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My Sweet Valentine – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends and welcome to our new Daring Cardmakers Challenge. The lovely Dawn is our host and as Valentines day is nearly here so I would like you to show me the love and share your Valentines makes.  Make sure your cards feature lots of shades of red and pink and of course love hearts.

My Valentine is my lovely hubby so hopefully he doesn’t get a peek at this before opening it on Monday! I used the Woodware stamp set “Mushroom” and coloured two of them up to be a pair. I added some red and blue splashes to my card base and some strips of paper to give the mushrooms a place to stand. Then just added the sentiment and it was done! It’s definitely one of those cards where there was more time thinking about the layout than actually took to make it!

It’s been a hectic week here as we collected our 2 new fluffy family members! We have been kept busy entertaining our new kittens, Ozzy and Angus. They are brothers and are so playful and getting braver every day. We still have our Ginger Ninja, aka Mr Darcy and he has had a brief introduction to he new house mates. He’s not sure yet but we hope they are going to be the best of pals! Here is Mr D….

Mr Darcy

And the new additions…..

Angus at the front and Ozzy at the back

Ozzy gas a wee bit of a sticky eye but it is much better this morning and he is very good at letting us bathe it gently. Well I better go and see what those two are up to! See you all next week if not before!

Crafty hugs (and a few purrs!)

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Happy Friday, as we are now in February it’s time for a new Elemental Challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Blog. Enfys is our host and she has selected a leafy mood-board with cool greens and aquas, warmed up with pink red and yellow.  But its not just about colours, check out all the little details on the image and you’re sure to find the minimum 3 elements you need to use when you make your card. As usual if you use the colour combo it counts as 1 element 

I went with the colours, the tropical leaves and the circle elements for my card….

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Happy crafting everyone

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Daring Card makers Challenge – Baubles, Boxes and Bows!

Happy Friday and welcome to our last Daring Cardmakers challenge of 2021! Our theme this week is Baubles, Boxes and Bows, three things beginning with B – you can choose one of them or all three to feature when you make your project this week!
Maybe make a bauble to put in a box and decorate with a bow!
Remember it doesn’t have to be Christmas themed, and it can be a card or anything else you’re inspired to get crafty and make.
We’ll leave this challenge open until we return on 7th January 2022 after our Christmas break

I had treated myself to some new bauble dies from Marianne Designs so I cut some from a hollographic mirror card and added some alcohol inky yupo papers I had made. Here is an example of the yupo with my attempts with alcohol inks.

…. and with the baubles ….

….. and then on the cards…..

I kept the card very clean and simple to allow the baubles to shine, just a stamped sentiment and a few nuvo drops! I hope you like my take on this challenge and that you will hop on over to see my design team colleagues beautiful projects. Can’t wait to see what you guys make for this week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s Decemeber? I’m a bit in shock but enjoying getting in the festive spirit! As it’s the first Friday of a new month we have an elemental challenge for the Daring Cardmakers Blog.

Our December mood board is all about the excitement of getting ready for Christmas.  The house needs decorating and the gifts need wrapping so there’s holly and stars, wrapping paper and twine, baubles and candy canes… and loads more goodies to choose from.  Just pick any 3 elements or more from from the picture below (the colour palette counts as one) to use when you make your card.

I decided to use the wood, burlap, glitter gold and the red shiny star for inspiration. Here is my finished card….

I hope you are keeping safe, well and cosy! See you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx