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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

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Stand Tall by Catherine Pooler Designs

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all doing ok during these troubling times. I don’t really want to talk about everything going on but I am trying my best to listen to the black people and learn from their experiences about how I can be a better supporter to help change happen.

Anyway I’m back with my second blog post in a day which is unusal for me, but I have a very good reason! I am delighted to share that for the month of June I am a guest design team member for the Little Paper Tree .

Today over on their blog my first post is up, so you can head over there to see one of my projects. I am here to share another fun card using the stamp set the kindly gifted me which is Stand Tall by Catherine Pooler Designs.

For this card I started by making an inky background using some distress oxides and distress inks. I used one of the stamps in the set to build up some reeds around the water which I think started to add some dimension.

I stamped both of the flamingos in archive black ink and coloured them with picked raspberry distress ink and a waterbrush before fussy cutting them out. I added some ripples to the water with another stamp in the set and popped the flamingos into the scene. I added some layers behind the scene and then glued it onto a card base which I had folded to create an easel card.

Inside the card I stamped the zig zag line using picked raspberry distress oxide. The sentiment was also stamped in this ink before adding some mats and layers and popped up on 3d pads.

I hope you like my card today and that you will check out my guest post at The Little Paper Tree blog today. There will be a few more designs with this set over at my instagram too.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Oh Christmas Tree

Hi crafty people, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas if you celebrate it. We had a fab day at home with my Mum staying for a couple of nights.  We had a really relaxing Christmas day and then went to see the new Mary Poppins film on boxing day which was fantastic.  Has anyone else seen it yet?  We went out the next day (can you tell I don’t know what day of the week that was…. or even is now?!) for a walk and visited Blackness Castle (which has been used in the filming of Outlander and the Outlaw King).  We got a membership to Historic Scotland recently as a gift and so this was our first use of the card and it was a great start.  I’m hoping that we will visit lots of castles over the next year.

But anyway I’m here to enter another challenge, I think my last for 2018!  This card is for the Alphabet Challenge which is currently at T for Trees.  I made up this card using  a magazine gift from a few months ago.  I used to do cross stitch (and I intend to pick it up again in 2019) so I loved the embroidery theme of this set.  I made the Christmas tree card first.

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Then I made a Santa version too.  So I have a couple of cards in my 2019 Christmas card stash and it’s not even New Year yet!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and I’d love to hear how your week has been.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Christmas Eve Ride

Hi crafty people, I’m back with another crafty challenge, this time the Fusion Card Challenge  with the theme “Christmas Eve ride”.

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I went with the photo and not the sketch this time as I had a special request for a custom card which fitted perfectly with this challenge!  The request was for a New York themed card so I combined the NY skyline with Santa flying by on Christmas Eve.

I made a distress ink background with and masked off the moon with a circle die cut from a post it.  The Santa die is from Sue Wilson.  The skyline building die was free with a magazine and the statue of Liberty is from Tonic Studios.  I inked up some white cardstock with Distress oxide in cracked pistachio before cutting out Liberty and I thought it was a pretty good colour match.

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I hope you like my Christmas Eve card even if it is a week early (at least I’m early with one thing for Christmas this year!).  How are all your preparations going?

Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Freshly Made Sketches 366

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a great weekend.  Today I am sharing my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has this fun sketch….

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I am still on a roll of reindeers today so I opted for a rudolph as the focal image using this die I’ve had in my stash for a while now (sorry I can’t remember where I got it from!).  I made the stripes in the background by inking up some card stock with embossing ink and adding embossing powder.  I used the Wow rose gold powder on white card and on a pale gold paper I used a powder which I have had for over 10 years I think.  It’s called stardust and I think the make is Funstamps.  I finished off the card with a sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted and some nuvo crystal drops in ivory seashell and antique rose.

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I hope that you like my card, I was quite pleased with it and I think I might make a batch of these to send to people as I’m still needing to make cards to send!

Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and I hope that you will say Hi in the comments and come back again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Wicked Wednesday - Halloween projects

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Happy hump day crafty people!  I hope you are all having a fab week and getting in the mood for Halloween!  I’ve been reading some spooky tales, watching some scary movies (well scary to me although I am a wimp!) and making some ghostly projects!

Today I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you.

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The first uses the Booyah stamp set from Lawn Fawn which I love!  It has lots of different elements to make a selection of ghosts.  For the above card I went with a Frankenstein, vampire and pirate.  Then I used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Violet Brocade to make a background which I then cut 3 circles from once it was dry.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card.  I added some purple gems to give a little bling.

The spider web paper for both of these cards came from the downloads in the member’s section of the Create and Craft website.

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The second card I pulled out an old stamp set which I love from Clearly Besotted.  The Good to be Bad set has a selection of fairy tale baddies and I stamped and coloured the three witches from the set.  I used the same format as the first card.  Instead of gems this time I used the spider stamp from the Booyah set to add some creepy crawlies.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for these three girls!

I hope that you like this week’s wicked Wednesday projects.  I’d love to read your comments.  Expect a couple of extra Halloween posts over the next week until Halloween a week today.

Thanks so much for reading my blog, have a great week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Freshly Made Sketches 353

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (check it out at Freshly Made Sketches 353)

The sketch for the challenge this week is….

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I know it’s only just the start of September but I had ordered a couple of new Halloween stamp sets and I couldn’t resist using them today!  So I decided to have a play with some distress oxide inks for smooshing the backgrounds and then coloured and fussy cut the stamped images.  I absolutely love these wee ghosts, so sweet!

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I used a bit of mixture of alcohol pens to colour as I don’t have a full set of any brand!  My mixture includes the Spectrum Noirs, First Edition markers by Trimcraft and Nuvo by Tonic.  I would love to try some Copic markers but I haven’t made the investment yet as they are pretty pricey!

So I ended up making two cards but I think I’m going to enter the green one because I am loving the wee Frankenstein ghost!

Have you started making any Halloween projects or do you think it’s too early?  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my blog post.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

 

 

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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.

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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

100 Things Challenge · Cardmaking

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Happy Sunday, I hope you are all having a fun weekend with time to recharge your battery and feel excited for the week ahead.  I’m sharing the next batch of projects for my 100 things challenge where I try to use up some of my crafty stash.  Some of these cards have made their way into my etsy shop and some have been featured on the blog previously but I hope you enjoy having a wee look into my next batch of projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x