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Alphabet Challenge – P for Poppies – DT

Happy Friday everyone!  The weekend is in sight and I’m looking forward to a good one catching up with friends, watching the rugby world cup semi finals (Go Bokke!) and going to a craft fair! In the mean time I’m here with a new challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge.

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This time we are on P for Poppies.  I love poppies and I was delighted to have an excuse to use my Altenew Layered Poppies stamp set that came with a recent issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft.

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I heat embossed the outlines using the Wow rose gold embossing powder.  The poppy was stamped with memento inks in Tangelo and Morocco and the stem and leaves were stamped with Izink in Emeraude and memento ink in Cottage Ivy.

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I hope you will join in with the challenge too.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I will be back very soon with my post for day 5 of the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, hopefully see you then!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alphabet Challenge – N for Naughty!

Hi crafty people!  How are you all doing?

There’s a new challenge up today at the Alphabet Challenge and we are now on N for naughty!  This was a fun prompt and it was the perfect excuse to use this bugaboo digital stamp that I purchased recently!

I coloured him with pencils before fussy cutting the image out.  I had some snowy scenes in my paper stash so I used that as a background and added the snowflake trim down the side before adding the image and sentiment.  The finishing touch was some pale blue gems at the bottom corner and one in each of the snowflakes down the side.

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Have you earned a place on the naughty list for this year?!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I hope you will enter the challenge, I can’t wait to see all your “naughty” cards!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alphabet Challege – L for lemons or limes

Happy Friday crafty people!  How has your week been? I hope you found some time for crafting.  If you are looking for something crafty to be inspired by we have a new Alphabet Challenge launching this morning.  The prompt is L for lemons or limes, perfect for the summer.

I pulled out some papers that had come with a Tonic Studios magazine which were perfect for this challenge.  I fussy cut out the panel for the front and arranged some different panels of the lemon print papers with some lime green and white card stock.  I finished it off with a couple of adhesive gems and die cut lemon slices.

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I hope you like my lemon card and that you will join us for the challenge, I love seeing how people interpret the prompts in so many different ways.  Thank you for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alphabet Challenge – J for Joy fold (or joy!)

Happy Friday crafty people!  I hope you are getting set for the weekend.  If you are looking for some crafting inspiration then you are in luck as there is a new Alphabet Challenge! We are now up to J and you have a choice, either Joy or a joy fold and I went for the joy fold for my project.

A joy fold card is like two cards rolled into one.  I used two square card bases (10 cm and 15 cm).  To decorate the larger card I cut 7.5 cm from the front panel to allow space for the smaller card to fold over this flap.  I added some patterned papers onto the front panel and the inside panel of the larger card (layered up on a lilac card).  I then glued the back of the smaller card to the inside of the larger card.  I decorated the front of the smaller card with coordinated papers.

To add some decoration I fussy cut some of the doily images from the patterned papers and stuck them on the inside of the cards to add some interest.  Then I die cut two cute cup cakes and the sentiment from the Sue Wilson Treat Yourself Cupcakes set from Creative Expressions.

Here are a few different views of the finished card…..

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I hope you will have a go at making your own joy fold card (or just a card inspired by the word “Joy”) and enter our challenge.  The rest of the design team have made a great selection of projects to inspire you.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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H is for Handbags (Alphabet Challenge)

Happy Friyay! Today there is a new challenge coming up on the Alphabet Challenge and the prompt is H for handbags or hats!  I’m much more of a handbag person than a hat person so I decided to make a card shaped like a bag.

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I took a sheet of A4 card in navy blue and cut a strip that is 10.5 cm wide.  I scored it at 4cm, 15cm and 18.5cm.  I took some snake effect patterned paper from a Hunkydory pad and cut some panels to go on the front and inside.  I added some rounded corners to the top flap and cut a bow from the same navy card.  To keep the bag closed I added a velcro dot. I cut a circle to make the handle and glued that onto the bag.

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I hope that you will check out all the other fun projects made by the design team and join in yourself.  Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Alphabet Challenge – F for Flowers

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and have something fun planned for the weekend.  I think we will be doing some more work in the back garden if the weather isn’t too wet!  I can’t wait to get our patio laid so maybe we will make some progress with that.  Today I am sharing a card for the new Alphabet Challenge which is to create something using F for flowers.

I used an Altenew rose die which was very popular as a magazine give away last year to make some pretty pink roses, added some patterned paper and a sentiment and finishes it off with a few diamond sequins from Nuvo.

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I hope you will check out the other design team members take on this theme, they are a talented bunch and I’m sure you will enjoy their makes.  The challenge is open for two weeks so you have plenty of time to get your thinking caps on and enter.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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D for distressed

Happy Friday crafty people!  What a quick week it’s been but I won’t complain as I’m ready for another weekend and hoping it will be better weather than the last one.

Well today there is a new challenge up on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and we are up to D for distressed.  I’m delighted to be on the design team for this challenge with some very talented crafters.  I’m here to share my card for this prompt but I really hope that you will pop over and check out the others interpretation and have a go yourself, you’ve got until the 23rd of May so loads of time!

I went with the torn edge look for distressed and made my torn papers into waves for this cute little boat to be sailing on.  It looks a little rough, I hope the sailors aren’t sea sick!

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If you are going to have a go with this challenge, drop me a comment below and I would love to check out your entry.   Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope that I will see you again soon.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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CAS Butterfly

Happy hump day crafty people!  I’ve got a super quick card today made for the prompt C for clean and simple at the Alphabet Challenge Blog .

I used some paper that I had sprayed with ink for a previous project and some black card and white card.  The butterfly dies come from the Beautiful Butterflies die set from Moonstone by Hunkydory.  The “thanks” stamp is from a set I love from K Craft.  I couldn’t help myself and I just add to add the two purple gems!

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Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts Blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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B is for Buildings

Happy Friday crafty people!  I hope you are having a fab day.  Today I am excited to join the Alphabet Challenge design team for a few months.  I love this challenge and I hope that you will pop over and check out the great projects from the design team as well as share your entry for this challenge – B for Buildings.

I decided it was the perfect excuse to play with my Build-a-house die set from Gemini for Crafter’s Companion.  It’s a great die set with lots of individual components so you can create lots of different looks.

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I built up my house on a card panel and then decided to add it to an easel card with the sentiment on a raised panel to prop up the easel.  The sentiment die is from a First Edition die set that I’ve used lots of times.

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I love how an easel card looks and I think they really stand out in among other cards.

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Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I’d love if you left a comment.  Please let me know if you are joining in with the challenge too.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Cocktail Friday!

Happy Friday crafty people!  I hope you are all set for a fun weekend.  We usually have a cocktail on Friday so this card feels like it’s right on time!   It’s an entry for the Alphabet Challenge which is currently on z for zesty colours.

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I started by making an inky background and adding some splashes of water to leave some white spots.  I cut the border and added borders in other zesty colours.  The cocktail stamp is called Cocktail Time and it’s made by Crafter’s Companion.  I stamped it with archival ink and coloured it with watercolour pencils.

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I finished it off with a sentiment stamp to say Well Done because what’s better than a cocktail to celebrate an achievement!

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If you are celebrating Friday with a cocktail then cheers to you!  Thanks for taking time to visit the blog, it makes my day 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x