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!
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.
Hi crafty friends, can you believe it’s Thursday already? I’m not sure where this week is disappearing too but time is flying past! Today we have a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and this time it’s a favourite theme of mine … animals!
We are very luck to be sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi’s House of Stamps. If you haven’t checked their shop out you are missing a treat. I love their quirky characters best and I’ve used many on blog posts in the past. This time they very kindly gifted me Morag the Moo to use for today’s card.
I coloured Morag with coloured pencils and fussy cut her out. I found some green inky paper for her to stand on and layered it up with some bright green card. The card base has some bright tartan paper (well she is a Highland coo, she needs some tartan!). The sentiment is from a Hunkydory stamp set and I heat embossed it on a strip of blue vellum, I added some circles of inky card to give me some places to hide the glue sticking it down. I hope you like my card and Morag makes you smile!
Thanks as ever for checking out the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, have a fab day
Happy Friday crafty friends. I hope you’ve had a good week and found a little time for being creative. It’s my turn to host the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week so I hope you will hop on over and share your cards. Today is “Plant a Flower Day” so to honour this I would love to see projects showing your favourite flowers. I find it difficult to pick just one but as spring is just around the corner in Scotland we have lots of snowdrops popping up and they are definitely one of my favourites.
I used a snowdrop cutting die from Craft Emotions. For the leaves I used some card which I had used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders in Olive Green on. The flowers are cut from a textured white card. I added them to a panel of patterned paper from my stash, inked around the edge with distress oxide in cracked pistachio and lucky clover. I took a strip of the pixie powder background and added some lace behind it. The stamp is from a Hunkydory set and the finishing touches were some pearl nuvo drops.
I hope you like my spring floral card. The team have created some beautiful cards which , can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Hi crafty friends, how are you doing this week? It’s been a wild windy week here so one minute the sun is shining and the next it is bucketing rain, typical Scottish weather really! It’s time for a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments blog. This week week we are looking for the sentiment to be on the inside of the card for a change!
I decided to make a card with a window to get a sneak peak of the sentiment. I recently bought a Floral Scribble Circle frame die from Tonic Studios and I thought this would work nicely as it comes with dies to cut the outside and inside edges too.
I cut the inside edge into the card base (with some patterned paper already in place) and then added the frame cut in a green mirror card. I added a few flowers and some nuvo drops to the front. Once the nuvo drops had dried I opened up the card and added the same patterned paper. I used the outside edge die to cut a panel for inside the card and lined up the stamp so it would appear through the window. I added a couple of flowers and some nuvo drops to finish it off.
Here is the front of the card with the sentiment peeking through….
The inside view…
I hope you will share you projects over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog and hop on over to see the beautiful projects made by the other design team members.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.