Football Crazy!

Happy hump day crafty people! How are you today? It’s another muggy day in Scotland but at least it’s not raining ……. yet! Anything is possible, we really do get four seasons in one day here. I thought I would share a card I made yesterday, I’ve made it in a couple of different colours I liked it so much!

I used the Tonic Studios football die and a woodware football stamp for the background paper. The star embossing folder is very well used one from Tiny Tatty Teddy, Trim Craft and I think the happy birthday is a tattered lace die from a large set.

I’m not a football fan at all but my Dad was a big Aberdeen supporter so the first version is in honour of the Dons!

I also did a green one, not that I have any ties to a green team but I like the colour!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

The Male Room Challenge #141 – Birthday

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #500 – Happy Birthday

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #122 – Anything Goes

Crafting Happiness Challenge #62 – Anything Goes

Crafter’s Castle Challenge #32 – Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – August – Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #126 Anything Goes

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


Card making with limited supplies 1

Happy hump day crafty people! I hope you are all safe and well. I’m sharing a card which I made today inspired by a challenge hosted on you tube. I’ll share the process video at the end of the post and I’d love it if you gave it a watch and left me your feedback. I’m pretty new to You Tube so all constructive feedback is welcome…. please be kind!

The challenge is to make a 6 x 6 inch card using limited supplies and colours, this week this includes:

  • Yellow
  • Grey
  • White
  • Stencil
  • Paint
  • Embossing folders

I used these materials (oh and I threw in a little patterned paper that fitted in with the colours):

This is what I created:

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

The Joy of Sets #20 – Splash, Yellow and Emboss (The stencil looks a bit like splashes in places!)

A bit more time to craft #121 – Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #248 – Anything Goes


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.


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.


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


Happy 10th Birthday Aud Sentiments Challenge!

Hi crafty people!  How are you doing today?

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There’s a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s a super special one as the challenge is 10 years old!


We have two lovely sponsors for this special challenge ( Fabrika Fantasy and Leann’s World 101 )

I am very grateful to have received  Dancing Squirrel from Fabrika Fantasy for this project and this is such a cute image to work with.  I printed my image out and coloured it with alcohol pens (I’ve got a mix of different brands to work with!) and then I fussy cut the image.


I decided to make a gatefold card so I cut a scalloped circle and a embossed a mat for it with a leaf embossing folder.  I added some patterned paper to the front to make it a bit more festive and then a couple of die cut balloons and the sentiment.

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I wanted to make the inside a bit more interesting too so I can added some patterned paper with a white square and then a little bunch of balloons .


So I hope you will join us in celebrating our birthday and enter your birthday themed projects.  I’d like to say a big thanks to Julie who does all the work behind the Aud Sentiments Challenge and keeps us all on track.  I think the 10th birthday is a huge achievement!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you will say hi in the comments, it always makes my day 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Happy Beer Day!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I can’t believe we are starting another week.  How was your weekend?  We had a lovely weekend away in Pitlochry.  Here are a few pictures from our travels.  We went up to visit the Enchanted Forest for the 6th year in a row.  It was amazing as ever and the theme this time was Cosmos.  We also enjoyed watching South Africa win the Rugby World Cup and enjoying some beautiful autumnal scenery, good food and some whisky tasting!

Today I am sharing my entry for the Cardz 4 Guyz  challenge 231, with the theme of food or drink.  I made this card last week for my husband.  The patterned paper and sentiment came from Doctor Digi’s House of Stamps.  I added a pint of frothy beer which I die cut and added some detail with alcohol ink.


I hope that you like my card and that you have a great start to your week.  I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge

Crafty Creations Challenges #401 – anything goes

Penny’s Paper Craft Challenge #454 Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Musical birthday wishes

Happy weekend crafty people!  What are you up to?  I’m having a lovely chilled out Saturday, reading my book (The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen – loving it so far!) and catching up on some crafty blogs until my husband gets home from his golf game.  I’m here to share a card I made for a birthday boy celebrating today and I’d like to enter it in the My Time To Craft Challenge .  The current theme is “men only”, I think 9 years old can count as a young man for this occasion!

The birthday boy has started learning to play guitar so it seemed the perfect excuse to pull out the Tonic Studios guitar die.  I kept it pretty simple with the guitar and the sentiment but I thought it looked a little plain so I added the three stars in the complementing colours.


I hope you like my card and that you are having a fantastic Saturday.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


A cocktail for dry January!

Hi crafty people, is anyone else doing a dry January?  I think I must have had it on my mind when I picked up this new stamp in the sales!  It is the Cocktail Time stamp and die set from Crafter’s Companion.

I decided to use it today to make a birthday card for my stash.  I created the bokeh background with some distress inks (twisted citron, cracked pistachio & peacock feathers) and moonlight white brilliance ink from Tsukineko.  I also added a few 3d gems that I alsp picked up in the sales and an ancient stamp that I’ve probably had for 20 plus years!


I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, I hope you like it too!


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge  – Something new

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  – Something new

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Celebrate with a roar!

Hi crafty people, hope you are having a great weekend.

Today I would like to share my entry for the 100th Male Room Challenge which has the theme Celebrate.


I must admit I made this card a few weeks ago for My husband’s birthday and I keep forgetting to share it on my blog, but the king of the jungle sending birthday wishes in a crown has got to count as a celebration hasn’t it?!


I bought this Tonic Studios lion die at a recent craft fair in Glasgow and I just had to use it for this card as my husband is from South Africa and loves cats (just as well as we have three sharing our home!).  I found some cute gingham paper that I thought matched the lion colours and then mounted it all on a black square to make it stand out a bit more.  I think the Happy Birthday was from a Tattered Lace set and the stamp was from Clearly Besotted.


I hope that you like my celebratory lion and I’d love it if you said hi in the comments.  Thanks so much for stopping to have a look at my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x