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Fusion card challenge daisies

Happy friday crafty people!  I hope you all had a great week.  Mine has gone so fast I can’t quite believe it but I’m taking it as a sign of enjoying myself and nothing to do with getting older (eek please humour me!!)

Today I have an entry for the Fusion card challenge which has the theme of daisies.  I love this challenge as it gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one or both.  Check out http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fusion-daisies.html for all the information.

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And here is my finished card.  It was a pretty quick one to make but I’m quite pleased with the result.  I used flower dies from a Tattered Lace set and finished them off with dovecraft liquid pearls to cover the hole in the middle.  The embossed section is another Anna Griffin embossing folder from Cuttlebug and I thought the flowers linked with the theme.  The sentiment came from a Hunkydory set with a recent magazine.

I hope that you like the card and that you are winding down for a fun weekend.  Thanks again for stopping by to my wee corner of the internet.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

 

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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 …..

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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.

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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!)

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And here is my finished card…..

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

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Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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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….

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And here is my card……

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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.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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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 (http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fusion-galaxy.html ) which has the theme of “galaxy”.

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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)

100 Things Challenge

100 Things Challenge #22-31

Hi crafty people, I’m back this weekend with another update on my 100 Things challenge where I try to use up some of my crafty stash by making one hundred crafty projects.  Some of these have been on the blog before and some are featured for the first time.  They are mostly cards with one exception which is an altered notebook for my lovely friend Caroline who I do regular crafty swaps with.  I hope that you like this selection.

Have a fab Saturday and thanks again for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA The Ginger Ninja!) x

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Wild and free!

Hi everyone, how are you doing today?  It’s still really windy here but at least the sun is shining and I’m looking forward to an outing to the Edinburgh Fringe tonight to see a couple of comedy shoes with my hubby.

My post today is sharing a card I made for the 92nd Male Room Challenge where the theme is “wild and free”.

https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-92-wild-free.html

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I used the above two stamp sets, one from Creative Stamping magazine and the Go Wild set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory.  I heat embossed the border in gold on craft card.  The sun set sky was made with distress oxides in (spiced marmalade and abandoned coral) and distress inks  (barn door and mustard seed) before stamping the silhouettes in black ink.

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I hope you like my safari card, i love this theme as it brings back happy memories of holidays in South Africa.  Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow with another card challenge entry.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Happy birthday to the Male Room Challenge

Hi there crafty folks, I’m back with a card for the Male Room Challenge (number 91) and the theme is birthday as it’s their 5th birthday!

https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-91-our-5th-birthday.html

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I decided to go with a golf theme and used the stepper card template from this post (https://gingerninjacrafts.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/happy-birthday-to-brew/) and was pretty pleased with the outcome.

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I was delighted last week to see that my previous entry had been given an honourable mention!  It made my day.  I hope that you like this card and I’d love to hear what you think.

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Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by,

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Bee Happy – Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a good weekend and this week has a productive start.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the 349th Freshly Made Challenge.  The sketch is as follows….

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Initially I was hesitant to take part as I was a bit intimidated by all that white space but I decided to interpret the sketch with a bit more colour and have a go anyway!  I used a die and stamp from this Meadow Flowers set free with the current issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.

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I also used a honeycomb stencil and two of the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders (Rich Gold and Scarlet Mist) to create the panel.  I used a black sharpie to outline the edges of the panel and mat layered it on some sunny yellow card.

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I used the “Bee happy” sentiment from the stamp set and cut the bee from yellow and black card and vellum.  I cut and paper pieced these three layers to give the bee it’s stripey body and soft vellum wings.  To finish off the card I added a few sequence for a bit of bling.

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I’d love to hear what you think of my card and if you are entering this challenge too.  Thanks again 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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The Male Room Challenge #90

Hi there crafty people, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fab weekend.  Today I’m sharing my card for the current Male Room Challenge ( https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ ) which is to include an unexpected item.

I struggled at first to think of what I could include and then got some inspiration from my favourite drink…. diet pepsi!  So I cut into a can and washed it out before die cutting a square and then embossing it.  I have to admit it was very sharp but once I had die cut the square it was much easier to handle and I really like the embossed effect.  I used some of the super sticky red tape to fix it to the card and mat and layered it with some blue and black cardstock.

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I used dies from two sets to make the embellishments for the card, the sentiment (My Hero) from the Xcut Mr Mister text set and the tools from Marianne Design Creatables.

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I used paper piecing with the tools and sentiment and arranged them onto the card, using foam pads to raise up the sentiment.

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I hope that you like my finished card, I’m looking forward to seeing all the other unusual items used in the challenge!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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