Crafty swaps

Alphabet ATCs J-R

Hi there crafty people!  I’m back with the next batch of ATCs from my alphabet swap of last year.  In case you missed it you can click here

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja Crafts!) x

Crafty swaps

Alphabet Artist Trading Cards (A-I)

Hello crafty people, I hope you are having a great weekend.  I was sorting through some photographs and I came across these Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) which I made for a series of swaps last year.  I thought they would make a fun blog post so here is the first batch…. from A to I.

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I hope you like this selection of ATCs, it was a really fun challenge and so interesting to see how the others in the swap interpreted the challenge and how people used different techniques.  I’ll be back soon with  next batch.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Wicked Wednesday - Halloween projects

Wicked Wednesday- Spooky pocket letters!

Hi crafty people, welcome back to another Wicked Wednesday!  This week’s spooky projects are some Halloween themed pocket letters that I made for swapping last year.  The first one I made a haunted house by using all 9 pockets as part of one focal image.  I used a brick embossing folder for the house front and a fence die to make the railings in front of the house.  The second photo is the back just to give an idea of some of the goodies you can fit into a pocket letter.  I’ve included a short letter, heart embellishments, printed ephemera, a little notebook I made with patterned paper, a homemade spider paperclip, some post its and some chocolates and a tea bag!

The second one I’m sharing today was a “spooky summer” theme!  This time I made individual pockets and used a selection of patterned papers, some stickers and die cut embellishments.  The papers are a mix of Halloween and tropical summer themes.  The cutting dies were all from Tattered Lace and I think they are so cute.  I particularly like the Mummy with his bandages hanging off his hands.  I’m sure these dies will show up again very soon!

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I hope that these sparked some ideas for Halloween projects, have you got any spooky themed crafts that you are up to this week?  Thanks for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

 

Crafty swaps

Opposites ATCs

Hey crafty people, I thought today I would share some ATCs that I made for a swap last month as my partner has received them now!  This swap was through a facebook group of lovely people and the theme was to make 5 double sided ATCs that had opposites on each side.  So here’s what I came up with….

The “sweet” side background was created with distress inks and heat embossed sweety stamps.  I used pixie powders to create the background for the “sour” side and I added glossy accents to the lemons.

The hot background is a napkin which stuck to the card with modge podge and again I used pixie powders on the “cold” background (I’m addicted to those powders!)

I used a stencil for the “light” background with some spiced marmalade distress oxide ink.  The “dark” side was so easy peasy but I love all those googly eyes staring out!

This was a bit of a cheat really, just die cuts and patterned paper but I quite liked the effect.

More distress oxides for these backgrounds and a some ranger silver spray for the stars.

What do you think?  Do you do any crafty swaps?  I love seeing how people interpret the themes differently and use techniques that I haven’t tried or thought of.  I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

Crafty swaps

Musical theme ATCs

Hi crafters, today I thought I would share some ATCs I made for a recent crafty swap.  The theme was “If music be the food of love” and here is my set.

I used a two sets of stamps from Creative Stamping magazine, distress inks, a musical note stencil and some ink spray and texture paste.

I love making ATCs and trying different techniques out.  What do you think?  Do you make ATCs too?  Do you have a favourite technique to use in ATCs?