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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.

art journal

Butterfly Mini Art Journal Page

Hi crafty friends, I feel like I’ve been neglecting my blog in recent months so I’ve been thinking of blog post ideas and I’m going to try to get a couple of posts up each week at least! Today I wanted to share a mini art journal page which I made for the Woolly Steph Art Club. Steph is on YouTube and twice a month she pulls a prompt for us to create a mini journal page, there is no pressure to do every prompt it’s just for fun but there are quite a few crafters who are really good at sharing their makes, you can check them out on instagram using #WSArtClub. The prompt I’m working on today is from mid January (I’m always playing catch up!) and it is “Butterfly”.

I had been mulling it over for a while and decided to have a go with alcohol inks to create some butterflies. I made a video on my YouTube channel sharing the process as I played and learnt from my mistakes!

Here is my finished journal page.

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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


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


Think of a number – I dare you!

Happy Friday everyone! This week on the Daring Card Makers Challenge Kathy is hosting us and she has asked us to “Think of a Number”. She would like you to make one or more numerals the stars of your card in some way this time. It could be for one of those ‘special number’ birthdays or anniversaries. using a background formed from numbers or perhaps you could even make a number shaped card.

I decided to make a golden wedding card with a Scottish twist…..

I hope you will join us and share your cards with numbers as the stars of the show!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Up up and away… I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends, how has your week been going? It’s time for this week’s new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and Enfys is our host this week with the challenge prompt “Up, up and away!” she is looking for us to make balloons the focal point of your card, they can be party balloons or hot air balloons.

I have a balloon die in my stash from the Party collection by First Edition Craft so I cut a whole bunch in some birthday pattern papers. I then created an inky sky for these balloons to float in. To start with I smooshed some blueprint sketch on my glass mat spritzed with water and applied to some white card stock.

I cut it down to size for my tall card base and then used a cloud stencil from Trinity Stamps and some inks to add some clouds.

I added my balloons in a bunch at the top and then stamped a grumpy cat to add to the card from one of the Tim Holtz Snarky cats stamp sets.

I fussy cut him out and then added one of the sentiments to finish off my snarky card.

This stamp set is so fun and I love the cheeky sentiments, although I think I would only send these cards to people with the same sarcastic sense of humour as me! I can’t wait to see all your balloon themed cards over at t he Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog, my design team chums have made some gorgeous samples to inspire your makes too!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – I is for Ink

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – January – Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challenges #58 Anything Goes

Show us Your Pussiecats Challenge #74 – Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – January – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Aud Sentiments Challenge #290 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week. It’s time for our first Aud Sentiments Challenge of 2022 and it’s an Anything Goes prompt so everyone can join in really easily!

Our challenge is now just once a month but we have two sponsors for our challenge this month, Stamper’s Delights and Di’s Digi Delights. I was very kindly gifted a digi stamp to use for this month from Stamper’s Delights.

I printed my stamp (Chibi My Kind of Crazy) which comes with a sentiment too and coloured it with my alcohol markers before fussy cutting her out. I added some patterned papers to a card base and played around with the arrangement of Chibi and the sentiment until I was happy. After gluing the elements down I added a little shading behind Chibi to make her look like she isn’t just floating around in mid air!

I hope you will share your makes with us, remember the only rule is really that you include a sentiment on your project! Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Daring Cardmakers January Elementary Challenge

Hello crafty friends, how are you all doing? I hope 2022 has started well for you. Ours has been pretty quiet as we try to stay out of the way of Covid! It’s time for our first Daring Cardmakers challenge of the year and the lovely Shabneez has collated some beautiful pictures to inspire our cardmaking this week. She says “I’ve chosen a cool, ethereal and textural mood-board to inspire your crafting at the start of this new year.  
Just choose at least 3 elements from the picture to use when you make
your card.  As usual if you use the colour combo it counts as1 element “.

I treated myself to a few crafty treats in the sales and by coincidence I had some new sprays in the right colours for this challenge! I bought my first Lindy’s sprays, the Autumn Leaves Collection and I used three of them for this card. I sprayed water on some white card stock then at the bottom I sprayed “Autumn Maple Crimson”, then “Cattail Copper Brown” and then “Red Hot Poker Orange” to give a sort of ombre effect.

Once the panel was dry I cut it to size for my tall card base. I loved the sort of frosty look in the photos too so I pulled out some vellum and added a layer behind my ombre card panel. Then I used some stencils to add a little texture in white and dark brown.

I wanted to include the leafy foliage from the pictures so I stamped some plants along the bottom in Versafine Clair ink.

The final part was to die cut some birds perched on a wire, I layered up a black die cut on a vellum and added that to the card. My finishing touch was to doodle a little around the edge of the card and here is my finished card….

I’m a little obsessed with that shimmer from the starburst sprays, oh goodness I can feel this collection growing in 2022! I hope you will hop on over to see the gorgeous makes from my design team chums, they really are a talented bunch of crafters and share your cards with us too!

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


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