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Card with Catitude!

Hi crafty people! Just a quick post to share a card I made for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers which is on I for Inks. I used distress oxide in abandoned coral and a paw print stencil to create a patterned circle. The larger circle was made to match by blending the ink around the edge of the die cut circle.

I stamped one of these cats with catitude, coloured with alcohol inks and fussy cut him out. The sentiment I used came from this Taylored Expressions set.

I added the image to the circle panels, stamped the base card and then added some nuvo drops as a finishing touch.

I hope my grumpy cat made you smile! Have a lovely evening.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Day 6 of the Cat Lovers Hop

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  It’s the last day of the Cat Lovers Hop today and I’m sad to see it finish but I’ve really enjoyed hopping around the different blogs and seeing such a great variety of cat themed crafts.

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My last project is a Christmas card using the beautiful cat die set from Marianne Designs and also the collectables outfit die set for the hat and scarf.  I used grey cards to make a silver tabby and then dressed him in a cosy red scarf and hat.  I thought the scarf looked a bit plain so I used a white gel pen to add some spots.

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I added some starry paper with some red and navy card and used a festive sentiment from the Hobby Art stamp set Santa Paws.

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Thanks so much for everyone who has visited the blog and left a comment, especially my fellow hoppers!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Day 4 of the Cat Lovers Hop

Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having a good week.  I’ve been having lots of fun participating in the Cat Lovers Hop (hosted by the lovely Janis over at Her Peaceful Garden.  If you are a cat fan like me it’s worth hopping over to see the huge range of projects and entering in the different daily challenges as there are lots of amazing prizes.

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As it’s day 4 and I only have 3 cats today’s project is not inspired by any of my own fluffy family members!  I used stamps from the Cute Kitties collection by For the Love of Stamps.  I coloured the cat with a water brush and some distress inks (pumice stone and barn door) and distress oxide in blue print sketch.

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I stamped a background with the cute little mouse from the stamp set and then used a stamp die from my stash and added a purrrfect sentiment!

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I hope you are all having a purrrfect day.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope you will pop back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Day 3 of the Cat Lovers Hop 2019

Happy hump day everyone!  How are you today?  I’m back with my third post for the Cat Lovers Hop organised by the lovely Janis at Her Peaceful Garden.

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So far this week I’ve shared projects inspired by Pepper and Mr Darcy and our third cat Pepper is feeling a little left out!  So today I’d like to put him firmly in the spotlight!

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Spats is our gorgeous tuxedo cat and he often hangs out with my in my craft room, sometimes sitting on my big shot cutting plates!  He is an independent soul, who doesn’t like cats but enjoys exploring in the garden and eating everything he possible can!  For my project today I used the sketch from the CAS sketch#344 and my Marianne Designs cat die set.  The sentiment is from a Stampendous cat phrase set.

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I used a strip of starry paper from my scrap pile and cut a scallop edged piece of gray card.  I’m not very good with CAS cards so I added some paw prints over the gray to add some interest!  I hope you like my mini Spats, he is suitably aloof but I think is inwardly pleased to be included!!  Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments from my fellow hoppers this week.  I’m trying to get round to everyone’s blogs and I’m loving seeing all the talented crafters.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Day 2 of the Cat Lovers Hop!

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are having a great Tuesday.  It’s day 2 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop which is hosted by the lovely Janis at Her Peaceful Garden and she has a great selection of participants and some amazing prizes!

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Today’s project is inspired by Mr Darcy (AKA the Ginger Ninja, or Ginger Whinger as he is very vocal!)

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This digital stamp was a free download of Paper Nest Dolls super hero images from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.  I printed the super cat image and coloured him in with alcohol pens and I used my polychromos pencil in walnut brown.  Once I fussy cut him out I added him to my card.

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I think the Wow die came from xcut but I can’t find the packaging so I might be wrong!  I added a sentiment from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.

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I’m not sure what Mr Darcy’s super power would be….. probably his ability to hide from the cat sitter!  Have a fab Tuesday and I will see you tomorrow for another day of cat lover hopping!

Thanks so much to everyone who has left a lovely comment on my blog, the crafting community is such a kind and supportive bunch of people.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Day 1 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!

Happy Monday crafty people! I hope you had a fab weekend.  We were celebrating the Springbok’s win yesterday at the Rugby World Cup and looking forward to the semi finals next weekend!  In the mean time Janis over at Her Peaceful Garden is hosting the fifth Cat Lovers Hop and I’m excited to be joining in for the first time!

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As a proud crazy cat lady I just had to join in!  My first project for the week is inspired by our eldest cat, Pepper who is 17 years old but very young at heart!

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I used the Furry Friends stamp set from Rare Earth which I was lucky to win a few months ago in a Facebook competition.  There is a lovely selection of cats and sentiments on this set.  I chose this cute cat peeking around the corner as it always reminds me of Pepper.  I stamped him using black ink and then used distress ink in pumice stone and antique linen with a water brush to add colour to his fur.  I used a very watered down broken china for his eyes.  To finish off I used black and white gel pens to add a few details to the eyes and nose.

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I hope that you like my first cat themed project of the week!  Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and I hope that you will check out the hop via Janis’s blog posts this week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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St Catrick’s Day

Happy Saturday crafty people!  I hope you are having a fab day.  We are having friends round to watch rugby for Super Saturday.  We will be supporting Scotland and Ireland.  Speaking of Ireland, the Show us your pussy cat challenge has a St Catrick’s day theme so I couldn’t resist!

It will be no surprise that I used the Marianne Design cat die set again (i’m addicted!) but I decided to make him a little top hat and a green bow tie to dress up for the occasion.

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I found some very cute St Patrick’s Day papers which are free to download ( HaleGrafx ) and I used two of these along with a green doily.  I printed the sentiment from word and added some green gems to finish off the card off.

I hope you like this wee cutie and that you are having a fab weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and please say hi in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x