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Aud Sentiments Challenge #282

Hi crafty friends, how are you all doing today? I’m here to share the brand new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today. Our new theme gives us a choice from Thinking of you, Get well or Sympathy Sentiments. Just remember all entries must include a sentiment!

This challenge is sponsored by Stampers Delights who kindly gifted the design team members an image to use. I was given Kawaii Medical Heroes 2 which is a set with two characters and three different sentiments.

Here is my project using two of the sentiments and one of the characters. I coloured them with a mix of triblend and copic markers, added some patterned papers and a couple of nuvo drops for the finishing touches.

I hope you will join in with our challenge, can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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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August Elemental Challenge – I dare you!

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a great week. I can’t believe it’s August already, where did July disappear to? It’s time for us to share our new elemental challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this time Shabneez has given us a gorgeous minty selection of pictures to inspire our cards. If you haven’t joined in before all you need to do is take three elements from these pictures (colour can only be one of them) and use them to inspire your creation.

I used a type writer die from a recent issue of Die Cutting Essentials magazine as well as a couple of stamp sets, Dotty definitions from Tracey Hey and Random Act of Cardness from Technique Tuesday.

I took the circles, the type writer and the mint green elements to inspire this card.

My mint green typewriter is a little brighter than I was hoping for but somehow in all my many inks this was the closest I could get! I hope you like it and that you will come and join in!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Gift Tags Galore!

Happy Friday crafty friends, can you believe it’s the end of July already?! I don’t know where the month has disappeared too but it’s time for the last Daring Cardmakers Challenge of this month! Our host this week is Dawn, “I found that making your own gift tags adds a personal touch to your gifts and are also a great way of using up those odd pieces of pretty paper.  I would like to see you pretty gift tags this week.”

This was perfectly timed as my gift tag stash was running a bit low. I opted to use Tag Builder 5 die set from Die-namics/My Favourite Things. I had some inky papers that I had made with my Catherine Pooler inks (pads and reinker bottles) so I cut some tags from these papers. The stamps I used were some little fishes, turtles, bubbles and sea weed from the You Croc my world stamp set from Tracey Hey and some words from the Circle Definitions stamps (also by Tracey Hey).

I think they came out pretty well and it’s very satisfying to use up some of my pile of inky papers! I could probably make a lot more of these cute tags. I hope you will come and join in with us!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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Aud Sentiments #280 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are all having a great week. It’s time for a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and our theme is “Anything Goes” so everyone can easily join in this one, all you need to remember is to include a sentiment in your design!

Our lovely sponsor for challenge #280 is Oddball Art by Lizzy Love and we were very kindly gifted an image to use, what a treat, I absolutely love these cute and quirky digi stamps! I was gifted Mr Sweets The Fox to use.

I coloured Mr Sweets in with my triblend markers and cut a little square with rounded corners. I inked around the fox to get rid of the white card. I added a mat and arranged some different patterned papers for Mr Sweets to sit on! The sentiment is from the Fox Tales stamp set by Jen Long for Sizzix. I finished off the card with a few orange nuvo drops.

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

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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Aud Sentiments Challenge #279

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are having a great week? It’s time for a new Aud sentiments challenge and our prompt this time is “The kids of summer”, plus of course a sentiment!

We are very kindly sponsored by Fred She Said and they have gifted the design team images to use for this challenge. I was delighted to receive Emma Blowing Bubbles, an adorable summer image.

I coloured Emma with my trusty tri blend markers from Spectrum Noir and added some shading with polychromos pencils. I created a sky and grass with some watercolour and cut a panel out. The papers and other elements are from a Craft Asylum 12 x 12 paper pad which was a bargain a few years ago (and I’m not sure what I was saving it for!).

I hope you have a wonderful day and that you see some sunshine today!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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It’s All in the Background – I Dare You!

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are all doing well and have had a good week. It’s time for a new challenge at the Daring Cardmaker Blog and this week Shabneez is asking you to make your background the star of your creation. Get out those paints, sprays, pastes or even inks and watercolours to wow us with your masterpieces!

I’ve been loving playing with pixie powders recently so I pulled out Candy Pink, Scarlet Mist, Mango Blaze and Spearmint. I picked a recently purchased stamp, Rosie Posey by Julie Hickey Designs and the lower case alphbet die set also from Julie Hickey.

I started to sprinkle my pixie powders around some plain white card with a view to stamp some roses on leaves onto the background. I sprayed with water and then used a waterbrush to spread the colours and make sure all of the white is covered. Once it was completely dry I stamped roses over the yellow areas and some of the red and the leaves over the green areas. Once the ink had totally dried I cut the word birthday out of the background and set the letters aside. I cut five more sets out of the letters (my black card is very thin!) and glued them together. Once I glued the background to the card, I added the black letters to the spaces and then off set the colourful letters slightly to create a shadow effect.

The finishing touch was to add a left over strip of the background inside the card.

I hope you will check out the beautiful creations from my talented design team colleagues, they always make such fabulous cards. I look forward to seeing your makes for this fun challenge.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx