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Dare to be spooktacular!

Happy Friday crafty people! This Friday we are getting all Spooktacular over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge! Rizwana is hosting this week and she would like to see your spooky cards/ or any spooky makes for Halloween. You can have scary pumpkins, ghosts, witches, bats spiders, skeletons…..the more spooky things the better !

I don’t really need an excuse to use a Stella image so I chose the Stella Witch – Instant Witch digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured her with alcohol inks and added some sparkle with my crystal clear from Spectrum Noir and some nuvo glitter drops bubbles in lilac whisper.

I layered her up on some spotty paper and green holographic paper. The sentiment comes with the set so I just inked it up and added some mats to make it stand out.

So if you are brave enough to share your spoooooooooky makes we would love to see them!

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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Pushing my luck!

Happy Monday crafty friends, how was your weekend? I had a chilled weekend which was just what I needed. I caught up with some reading and bits and pieces around the house and spent time in the sunshine in the garden on Saturday. Today it’s been pouring with rain all day and shows no sign of stopping…. perfect crafting weather! I made today’s card inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

This weekend I did a bit of sorting in my craft room (still lots left to do!) and I found a load of background papers I had made using inks, sprays, paint etc. So I pulled a smooshed inky piece of watercolour paper to use for background. I cut a diagonal slice out of it and trimmed it down to fit a C6 card base. For a focal image I used a digital stamp that I had in my stash, Stella Push My Luck. The sentiment wasn’t going to fit in the panel so I retyped it and printed it out. I coloured Stella in using my Spectrum Noir Triblends and Nuvo alcohol pens. I then fussy cut her and popped her on with 3d pads. To finish the card off I stamped and fussy cut some dumb bells.

Stella’s expression perfectly sums up my feelings about exercise!

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

Classic Design Challenge August 2020 – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Crafty Challenge #140 Anything Goes

Not just cards Challenge blog – August – Anything Goes

Arty Divas #28 – Just for Fun

Colour Crazy Challenge #32 – Anything Goes + colouring

Pink Gem Challenge #17 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will come back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Sending Sunny Thoughts Your Way

Hi crafty people, how are you doing? The sun may not be shining in Scotland today (well my wee corner of it!) but it’s not raining and that is good enough at the moment! It’s Thursday and that has become the day we have a treat of fish and chips for dinner as my hubby’s golf club have started doing a take away service. We wanted to support them and it’s so nice to have a treat and a night without having to cook! Anyway back to crafting!

In the last year or so I’ve been converted to using digi stamps and one of my favourite places to get them is Bugaboo stamps. They often have a freebie and I used the current one for this project. I think it’s called Flamingo and Sand. I see they are also having a Christmas in July sale so if you fancy a look there are some bargains to be had. They also run a challenge and this card was inspired by their sketch challenge.

I used alcohol pens to colour the image before fussy cutting it out. I found some papers to complement the colours in my image and a nice pink ribbon to compliment the flamingo. I added a sentiment and some nuvo drops! So here is my finished card…..

I would also like to enter the card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #496

Creative Fingers Challenge #189 Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments #30 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog. I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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M is for Magic!

Happy hump day crafty people!  How are you all doing?  It’s a chilly but sunny day here in Scotland and it was lovely and clear when we did our routine morning walk.  Yesterday I decided a needed a few days off from the news (after the shambles of news over recent days) and it’s made a big difference to how I feel.  I’ve decided I will re-open the Ginger Ninja Craft shop on Etsy for UK orders tomorrow.  I should be able to post most of them without going into the post office and hopefully I can build up some business again!

As well as getting organised for that I made a card today for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge which has the theme of Magic for the letter M!  I decided to treat myself to a new Stella image from Bugaboo Stamps as they always make me smile!  I’ve used Make it Snappy Stella Witch.

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I coloured the image with alcohol pens and used them to colour the sentiment panel too.  Then I added some matting and layering with patterned papers, and coloured cardstock before adding a few nuvo glitter drops to finish it off.

Many thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

 

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Aud Sentiment Challenge 240 – Thank You

Hi crafty people!  How are you all doing?  I’ve been super busy getting organised for my first festive craft fair for this year.  I never know how much stock to take but I’d prefer to have too much rather than too little so I’m up to my eyes in Santa hats, glitter and card blanks!  Anyway I found a little time to make a card for the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today with the theme “thank you”.  Challenge #240 is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps which is very exciting as they have some of my favourite digi stamps!  As a design team member for the challenge I was lucky to be gifted the Beautiful Blocks Thank You Digi Stamp  to create a project.

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I simply coloured in the flowers and butterflies with alcohol pens and used some distress ink in faded jeans with a brush to add some subtle blue to the sky.  I mounted the panel on some black card and added it to a card blank.  I trimmed a strip from the front panel to reveal the inside.  I printed the panel in a smaller size too and coloured the flower before fussy cutting it out to add to the inside so it is just peeking out.

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I hope you will join in the challenge, you have until the 25th of November!  Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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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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Over the hill!

Happy Friday crafty people!  How’s your week been?  I’ve had a good week, nothing too exciting but managed to fit in lots of crafting so that is always a good sign and it’s nearly the weekend!  My husband is golfing three days in a row but we’ve also got plans for a trip into Edinburgh for an evening at the fringe to see a couple of shows and have some food.  We usually go to see lots of things in Edinburgh festival and fringe but this year we’re just squeezing in one evening before it all finishes up with the fireworks on Monday night.  Hopefully we will head into town to see the fireworks too as that’s always a good show.  We’re also going to a braai on Sunday for South Africans in Scotland (and their families!).  I hope you’ve got some lovely things planned over the weekend.

Anyway back to the crafting!  Today I’m sharing a card for the Sisterhood of snarky stampers challenge R for RIP!

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I love their prompts as they are always unique and make me smile.  I had recently got this digi (Stella Birthday Reaper)  from Bugaboo stamps and I thought it was very fitting!

I coloured Stella in with pencils and trimmed the panel down before inking around the edges with a makeup sponge and some black ink.

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I’m trying to use up some of my large pile of patterned papers so I picked a couple and some purple card to make up some panels.  The finishing touch is some purple gems to add a little bling for Stella!  I hope she makes you smile!

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I’d also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenge #16 – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations #396 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper Challenge #444 – Anything Goes

Catch the Bug August – Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Bingo and a sentiment – Aud Sentiment Challenge #231

Hi crafty people!

There is a brand new challenge today on the Aud Sentiments Blog and it’s a fun bingo challenge, where you must use three elements from any row to create your project.

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The challenge is sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo stamps and the design team were lucky to be gifted a digi stamp to make our projects for the blog.

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I chose the beautiful Ava the Mermaid and I opted to use the following three elements for my card:

Embossing  –  Digi stamp  –  Faux stitching

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I used a Creative Expressions die to cut the frame from navy card stock.  I then cut a rectangle from white card and inked it up using distress oxides in Cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch and broken china plus distress ink in peacock feathers.  I then embossed the bottom of the inked card with a wave design and spritzed the card lightly with some water.

I then added Ava the Mermaid with her fishy friend and some of the bubbles, all coloured with alcohol inks.  I added some faux stitching around the panel and then the sentiment “Make a splash” which was heat embossed in white.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this bingo challenge, there are lots of inspiring ideas from the design team so why not pop over to check them out now at Aud Sentiments Blog.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x