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.


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.


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


Y for Yarn

Happy Monday crafty people!  How are you today?  I hope you had a lovely weekend and that Monday is kind to you.  We had a pretty chilled out weekend to recover from our trip earlier in the week.  Today had a very early start as my husband had to get up at 3:30 am for a flight to France for work.  I think I might have a little afternoon snooze to catch up on some sleep!

I’m back with another card for the Alphabet Challenge which is now on Y for yarn (or string or twine).  I had a rummage through my jar of string and bakers twine and chose a green twine with silver through it.  I thought it would pass for spring green and was an excuse to make some more of these cute daffodils from the Altenew dies that I recently got with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.


I started by cutting squares from green and white card.  I blended two yellow distress inks at one side of the white square (mustard seed and squeezed lemonade).  I then wrapped the green bakers twine around this same end of the white card and stuck it on the back with some tape.

The altenew die has 4 layers and I cut out different shades of yellow before making up two daffodils and sticking them to the card with 3d pads.  I stamped thank you in the corner and added some pale yellow pearls for a finishing touch.


I hope that you like my little spring card.  Thank you so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Feeling springy!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a fab weekend.  We had such unseasonably warm weather that it felt like spring had sprung.  We got quite a bit of clearing done in the garden and bought supplies to get the base made for our new greenhouse so hopefully we will get that up soon!  I also had a very fun shopping trip spending a book token I got for Christmas and I have a lovely stack of new books to work my way through, such a treat!  What were the highlights of your weekend?

Anyway I’m here to share a card which was definitely inspired byt the spring weather.  The card is for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has the following sketch.


I’ve been trying to buy less craft magazines but I couldn’t resist the latest Simply Cards and Papercraft issue as it had a beautiful Altenew daffodil layering die.  Last year in another magazine I got the rose version and I’ve used it lots so that was my justification to buy it!  The magazine also has some beautiful coordinating papers that you can download so I used them too.


I thought it would perfect to send to a friend of my Mum’s who shares the same birthday as me next week so it killed two birds with the one stone!


I hope that you like this little touch of spring and that you are off to a great start with this new week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x