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Aud Sentiments Challenge #261 – Autumn/Halloween

Hi crafty people! How are you today? I hope you’ve had a good week so far. We had a chilly start when our boiler stopped working! Thankfully we took out a boiler maintenance policy at the start of the year so we were able to get an engineer out to fix it and we have hot water and heat again! Phew, we were so grateful for that hot water! Anyway it’s time for a new Aud Sentiments challenge today so I am delighted to let you all know what we are looking for this time!

As it’s the 1st of October the theme is autumn or Halloween! I love both of these themes, and I’m so excited for it to be October! The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Studios, who have been really kind in gifting the design team members an image to use.

I got the witchy shoes digi stamp which is so cute! Who doesn’t love a cute pair of shoes…. and even better I don’t have to break my ankle trying to walk in these!!

I printed out the image and coloured it with polychromo pencils and added details with stickles and my spectrum noir glitter pen.

As it’s the Aud Sentiments challenge we always need to include a sentiment! I didn’t have a suitable one in my stash so I had a little browse on pinterest to find some inspiration, then I typed one out and printed it, added some black card and popped it on the card.

If you are like me and love autumn and Halloween crafting then I hope you will share your projects on the Aud Sentiments challenge. This one runs until the 12th of October.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments #259 – Anything Goes and a sentiment!

Hi crafty friends, hope you are doing well. There’s a new Aud Sentiments Challenge today and anything goes (as long as it includes a sentiment!) so everyone can join in!

This challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles and they very kindly gifted the design team members an image to use. I was delighted to be given Special Time – Sparkle Unicorn.

I decided to make an easel card, using an inky background, some patterned papers and sentiment stamps from a Woodware unicorn stamp set. I finished off with Nuvo glitter drops.

Thanks for visiting the blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #258 – Anything Goes

Hi crafty people! It’s Thursday and time for a new Aud Sentiments Challenge and for challenge #258 is Anything Goes, as long as you have a sentiment! I couldn’t resist using the Stella Glue Stick digi from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured her with alcohol markers and fussy cut her out and mounted the accompanying sentiment on a some coloured card.

I used the sketch from the current Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch Challenge for the card.

I stamped a side panel using a lip stamp…

I also inked around the edge of a panel for Stella to sit on.

The finished card with a few sparkly gems in matching shades of blue.

I hope you will share your projects with us in the challenge, remember all you need is a sentiment and apart from that anything goes!

Thanks for visiting the blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #257 Anything Goes!

Happy Thursday crafty friends! How are you today? I am hoping for a day without rain today (the last 2 days have been really wet and pretty cold in Scotland) so I can spend a little time in the garden. If it’s not gardening weather though, it will definitely be crafting weather so it’s not a great disaster!

Today we have a new Aud Sentiments Challenge starting and the theme is Anything Goes so everyone can join in! We were kindly sponsored by Doctor Digi who very generously allowed us to pick our own image.

I love the characters in Doctor Digi so I opted for the fabulous Green Fingers and Thumbs. I coloured her in with alcohol pens and fussy cut her out. I used a white gelly roll sakura pen to add some spots to her welly boots. I decided to go with a courgette theme as I recently purchased these super cute veggie dies from Ali Express. I cut a few courgettes in white card and coloured them to look like yellow, pale and darker green courgettes.

I made an inky background to look like the garden and added my gardener. It’s starting to be courgette season which for the last few years has meant having lots of home grown courgettes and searching for recipes to use them up! I’m a bit behind this year as slugs ate my first batch of courgettes so I’m just starting to see flowers on my plants but I am still hopeful I will have a crop! This has inspired my sentiment this year (I handstamped with these individual letter stamps from Hobbycraft!)

I hope it made any veg gardeners chuckle! Although I don’t have any impressive courgette pictures for this year I thought I would share one of my (three) aubergine plants in the greenhouse, I think this year I will be searching for some new recipes for these beauties!

I hope you will come and join in the fun in the challenge, the other Design Team members have made some really fab projects. As always thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #256

Hi crafty people, how are you today? I hope you are all keeping safe and well. The Aud Sentiment blog has a new challenge today and this time the theme is Things with Wings (and a sentiment….. of course!)

The current challenge is sponsored by the lovely Crafty Sentiments Designs.

I was very lucky to be gifted Toby in a Pot to use for this blog. This image is so adorable with the little bunny popping out of the pot! I coloured the scene in with a selection of alcohol pens and used some salty ocean distress oxide to add a little blue to the sky. I cut the scene using a circle die and added a scalloped circle mat in pale blue.

The sentiment comes from a Clearly Besotted stamp set and I added some mini butterflies cut from scraps of glitter card and pixie powder paper. Obviously I had to add some nuvo drops because I am incapable of making a project without these!

I hope you will pop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge to see all the fab projects made by the design team and we’d love to see all your projects with anything with wings!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #254 – Summer & a Sentiment

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well today. I’m here to share the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today and runs until the 6th of July. The theme is Summer and for once Scotland got the memo and the sun is shining! The only rules are that you must include a sentiment in your project.

For my project I used a beautiful digi stamp by Julia McNeill Crafts, Willow which was a freeby through the Kit and Clowder Facebook page a few weeks ago.

I cut a strip off the front of the card base to start with so there is a visible portion of the inside. I coloured Willow with alcohol markers and fussy cut her out. The background is an inked panel with a Tonic Studios background cut into it. I added some Tattered Lace flowers which had been painted with a water brush and some squeezed lemonade distress oxide ink. The side panel is a strip of the same inky panel mounted onto black card and stamped with a vertical sentiment and with a flower to finish it off.

I hope that you like my summery card and that you have some sunshine to enjoy today. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and don’t forget to enter your summer projects over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge before the 6th of July.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge 253

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are doing well today.  There is a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s an anything goes one so everyone can join in no matter what you are making!

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This time we are sponsored by Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love and they have very generously offered a $10 gift certificate for the winner of the challenge.

I was lucky to be gifted the Monday Mornings Frazzled Fran needs her coffee digi stamp.  I printed the full page version twice, once on white card stock and once on spotty patterned paper.

I coloured Fran using watercolour pencils (although I didn’t blend the hair at all, just built up 3 different colours in hair strands)  I fussy cut out the mug and glued it onto the white card version and added one of the three sentiments.  I then fussy cut out the whole thing (just as well I love fussy cutting!).

Once I had done this I realised I didn’t have a card base big enough (oops!) so I folded an a 4 card in half and added some patterned papers from my stash.  I added a mat across the card to support the cup handle.

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you will say hi in the comments and hop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge  to see the projects my fellow design team members have made.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments #252

Hi crafty people!  How are you today?  I’m back to tell you about the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which kicks off today.  The theme this time is flowers and, of course a sentiment!

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Our lovely sponsor this time is Fred She Said,  they have such a great range of digi stamps, patterned papers and cutting files.

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I was lucky to be gifted Daisies and Ladybugs to work with.  It’s a really beautiful set of images and I made a tag as well as my card for the challenge blog.

For the card I coloured the long strip of daisies with coloured pencils and added some shading under the flowers and leaves.  I cut the panel and added some coloured mats.  Then I coloured and fussy cut a couple of the ladybirds.  I added them with 3d pads before stamping the sentiment (I believe it’s from Tonic Studios)

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I used the single daisy version for the tag.

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I hope you will share your floral projects over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge, you have until the 8th of June to enter.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #251

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Hi crafty people, I hope you are all doing well!  I’m back today to let you know that we have a new challenge up today at the Aud Sentiments blog and you should definitely join in because there is a prize and it’s an anything goes theme!  Our lovely sponsor is Di’s Digital Stamps and they are very kindly giving our winner a $6 voucher to download some goodies!

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I used the Sally Sundae digi stamp from the lovely JMC Designs Art.  I used watercolour pencils to colour Sally in before fussy cutting her out.  I have been having a wee clear out in my craft room during the lock down and found an inky rainbow I had made using distress oxides so I trimmed it down to fit the card and added some black down either side.  

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I downloaded the Sweet and Savoury collection which not only includes Sally and 3 of her foodie friends but also some accessories and sentiments.  I used one of the sentiments from this collection.

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I hope that you like my card and that you will consider joining in for our challenge this time around, it’s especially easy as it’s an “anything goes” theme currently and you could win a voucher to download yourself a few digi stamps!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #250

Hi crafty people!  I’m back today to share with you the new challenge at Aud Sentiments and the focus for this one is to make a masculine themed card with a sentiment!

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This time we are sponsored by Doctor Digi House of Stamps, an absolute favourite of mine.

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I was delighted to be gifted the fabulous Captain Thunderpants !  I coloured him in using watercolour pencils and a gold gel pen before fussy cutting him out.

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I also used the Blam Backing Papers   and the Comic Sentiments Sheet also from Dr Digi.  I coloured one of the Happy Birthday sentiments and layered it up on blue, yellow and red card.  Then I added a stamped sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Happy Birthday LOL stamp set.  I heat embossed it in gold before adding to the card front.  I added the Happy Birthday and Captain Thunderpants by using 3d pads to add some dimension.

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I hope you like my card and that you will join in the challenge with a card for a man or boy.  You have until the 11th of May.

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will say hello in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x