Cardmaking

Fly me to the moon!

Hi everyone, can’t believe it’s been 10 days since I last posted, I’m sure time is speeding up at the moment…. maybe I’m just getting old!  Anyway I’m back with another card for a challenge.  This time it’s the Male Room Challenge blog.( https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-87-little-boys-dt-call.html )

The theme for challenge 87 is “little boys” and I went with a space theme using die cuts and a pixie powder night sky for this easel card.

I bought my first pixie powders earlier this year and I’ve loved playing with them and seeing the different effects.  This was the first time I tried them on dark card and I was really pleased with the night sky I created.

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Pixie powders in Midnight blue, silver dream and aubergine dream.

I scattered some of the three colours onto navy card stock and then sprayed with water, and used a paint brush to add water to any larger clumps of powder to make sure they had all reacted.

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After I’ve sprayed water over the pixie powders on the dark paper, the real sheen comes once it’s dried.

I then added a dovecraft die cut rocket and some tiny silver stars and stamped a happy birthday sentiment.

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To keep the card sitting up I raised the circle panel on the card base with some sticky pads and added an age for the birthday boy.

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I hope you like my card and I’d love it if you left me a comment!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

 

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I only entered my first card challenge a few weeks ago and since then I’ve become a bit hooked!  I love how the challenges spark ideas and inspiration and seeing the variety of projects from each theme or sketch is fab.  This week I found a new one so here is my card for the Male Room Challenge ( https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-86-gardening-dt-call.html )

The theme for this challenge (number 86) is gardening and it runs from the 23rd of May until the 5th of June.  So without further ado here is my card.

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I hope that you like it.  I’d love to hear where you find your inspiration and ideas from, are there challenges you participate in or other sources?

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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Wishing you a rainbow of happiness

Today’s post is something new for me as I’m joining in with a card making challenge from Freshly Made Sketches ( https://tinyurl.com/ydesmssu ).  The sketch for this week’s challenge is….

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I started with selecting a theme and I picked the Brighten your day stamp set for the sentiment and three different sizes of umbrellas.

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 Brighten Your Day set from For the love of stamps by Hunky Dory

I also used some distress oxide inks to create a rainbow panel and I spritzed it lightly with some water to get the effect of a few raindrops.

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I also used First Edition Craft twin markers, distress oxide inks and Nuovo crystal drops.

To finish off my card I added a blue panel behind the rainbow as per the sketch and then some nuovo drops in opposite corners.

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The finished card….. I hope you like it!

I really enjoyed taking part in this challenge and I hope it will be the first of many more.  Have you ever participated in a crafty challenge ?  Do you have any recommendations?Ginger Ninja Crafts Rainbow of Happiness

What did I use?

For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory – Brighten your day

Distress Oxide Inks (abandoned coral – spiced marmalade – squeezed lemonade- twisted citron – salty ocean)

First Edition Craft Twin Markers (32 – 36 – 38 – 45)

Nuovo crystal drops – Glitter drops – midnight sky