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


Daring Cardmakers August Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you all doing today? I’m delighted to be back with another post for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge, this time hosted by Joanne. As it’s the start of the month we have our elemental challenge. You can use any three (or more!) elements from this picture to inspire your card…… if you dare!

What a beautiful selection of prompts (and a great book recommendation too!). I opted for the coffee, the tea spoon and the chocolate. I added a Clearly Besotted stamp (from the Warm Solutions Too set) and a few Nuvo jewel drops (in Aqua Plains) and here it is…..

I hope that you will be able to join us for this week’s challenge, I’m looking forward to checking out all the other DT member projects and your entries too!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


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


Cheers to the weekend!

Happy Saturday crafty people! I hope you are having a fab weekend.  It’s raining here so it’s perfect weather for some craftiness while my husband watches the Scottish Open on TV.  I’m hoping it’s going to dry out a bit later on as we are heading into town for dinner and I would like to be able to walk around the city centre to see some of the Oor Wullie statues which are dotted around Edinburgh at the moment.  Have you heard of Oor Wullie?  I’d be interested to see if any non Scots have!  If I see any today I will share a pic in the next blog so you can see what I’m talking about!

I am sharing a project today for the Joy of Sets Challenge which is a new one for me.  I saw Anne-Marie’s DT blog post and thought I would join in.  This is the current grid:julygrid

I went with the top horizontal line, partly because I can’t resist glitter.  I made a glittery cocktail for the beverage and added a couple of ribbons layered on the side of an embossed panel.  I actually hit the last vertical line too!


I hope you like my cocktail card and that you have a great weekend.  Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Fusion card challenge – Baby shower

Hi crafty people, I hope you are having a great week.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d like to share my entry for the Fusion Card Challenge which has the theme of baby shower.  I based my card on the sketch and the theme.  I used some gingham paper to coordinate with some plain cardstock which I embossed with a quilted look embossing folder.  The elephant die is from Tonic Studios and I used black nuvo drops to give the elephant an eye. Here is the blue version…..


….and the pink version……


I hope you like my cute baby cards, I’d love to hear what you think.

They are available in my Etsy shop (Ginger Ninja Crafts on Etsy )

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x



Male Room Challenge #93 – Photography & Cameras

Hi crafty people, how’s your Monday going?  My week has got off to a productive start and I’ve been making lots of lists and setting myself tasks in my diary.  I’ve also been making this card for the Male Room Challenge ( Male Room Challenge #93 ) which has the theme Photography and Cameras.


I pulled out a Paper Smooches stamp set (We Totally Click) and die of a Polaroid camera.  I paper pieced the camera and added some Glossy Accents to the lens to make it look more realistic.  Then I used the mini camera stamp and heat embossed it in silver on black card stock to create the background.  I hope you like my card and if you haven’t entered the challenge already why not give it a try?  I’ve been playing for a few weeks now and I’ve loved the varied prompts.  It’s also been a great way to build up a stash of cards suitable for men.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog, hopefully I’ll see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (352)

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing?  Today I would like to share a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (FMS352).  The sketch is …..

FMS Final 352-001

I was inspired to make a macaron themed card as we picked some up at the weekend and we are enjoying the various flavours plus they are so pretty!  This was the first one out of the box and it was irn bru flavoured hence the blue and orange colours! If you haven’t heard of it, Irn Bru is the top selling fizzy drink in Scotland and it’s delicious.


So I pulled out a macaron die and I used a sentiment from the Altenew way too sweet stamps.  The background was embossed with the Regal Braid embossing folder from Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug.  I also used a macaron stamp to make a subtle background on the strip across the card (although I think it is so subtle it’s not really visible in the pictures!)


And here is my finished card…..


I hope that you like my card and that you are having a great day.


Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 351

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope your week has got off to a really good start.  Today I’m sharing a card for the Freshly Made Sketches just before the deadline!  The sketch for this challenge is….

FMS Final 351-001

And here is my card……


I used three sizes of flower stamps from Stamps by Chloe and I stamped them onto  Sheena Douglas Stamping card and heat embossed them in gold.  I used distress oxide inks to watercolour the flowers and then fussy cut them once dry.  The sentiment came from the Delightful day set from Clearly Besotted Stamps.


Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Fusion card challenge – galaxy challenge

Hi crafty people!  I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  I’ve had a weekend full of cake, catching up with friends and a last outing to the Edinburgh Fringe for another year.  Today I’m sharing a card for the Fusion card challenge ( ) which has the theme of “galaxy”.


I used the Starry sky stamp set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory and a star embossing folder.  The inky background was made by blending distress inks before heat embossing the stars in silver.

20180822_134922I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x)