Trim the tree – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s time for our new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week we’d love to see some trees on your projects, please! They can be any kind of tree you like, a Christmas Tree,  a Wonderful Winter Landscape or maybe some shady palm trees if you’re in warmer climes!
Make it just one tree or a whole forest.

I love putting up our Christmas tree and decorating it because so many of our decorations are from special people or places so they bring back lots of lovely memories. This is our tree this year….

For my tree themed project I wanted to try out some new brusho colours which I recently ordered.

I heat embossed some trees and snow flakes on 6 x 8 cm pieces of mixed media paper. Then I added the brusho crystals and sprayed with water before adding a few tiny drops of diluted bleach. You can check out the video on my YouTube channel to see what I did.

I love how the effect varies so here are the different panels from the first batch I made.

The only downside is I ended up with really stained hands…. like it might appear I have murdered a smurf!

However it was worth it and I’ve since made another 20 for one of the recipients of the first batch! Hope you are keeping safe and well and finding some time for crafting.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Show us your stockings – I dare you!

Happy Friday everyone, can you believe we are nearly at the end of November? I’m looking out at a blue sky this morning but the forecast predicts snow tonight so who knows, Scottish weather can be very changeable and it is a chilly day! Anyway it’s time for another fun Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week we are daring you to show us your stockings!

I went for a simple card using a stocking die from First Edition (I think, it’s been in my stash for a year or 3!). I used some gold card and a mini paper pad from Craft Sensations which had lots of purple patterns. The background is really easy, I embossed some brick background and then a strip of wood effect card (both were Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folders) and added some purple layers. The sentiment is from a Woodware stamp set.

I’m looking forward to seeing all your stocking makes. Have a fab weekend

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Aud Sentiments #288 – Anything Goes and a Sentiment

Hi there crafty friends, I hope you are all having a lovely week. It’s time for another challenge over at the Aud Sentiments blog and we have an “Anything Goes” prompt this time (as long as the project includes a sentiment!) so it’s super easy for everyone to join in.

I am totally in the festive card making zone at the moment so I kept on that theme and made a card for my Christmas stash! I used an Altenew stamp set which I think came with a magazine last year and a Tonic Studios Jingle Bells sentiment die. I stamped the bells using two shades of yellow ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I used the foliage stamp to create some leaves for the bells to hang from and added some bows cut from mirror card. I hope you like this clean and simple (well it is for me!) card.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s cards for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Jolly Holly-days – I Dare You!

Happy Friday crafty friends! How are you all today? I hope everyone has had a good week. I’m here with the new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and although it’s a festive theme you don’t need to make a Christmas project, plus for November and December it doesn’t need to be a card, it could be any crafty project! So this week we would love to see your holly or winter greenery themed projects.

I decided to go with Mistletoe and I kept it simple with a die cut, some traditional red and green card and a bit of tartan because who doesn’t love a bit of tartan, especially at Christmas?! The sentiment is from an old Clearly Besotted stamp set!

I thought this was really cute so I’ve added it as a new listing to my Etsy shop, you can find it here Merry Kissmas Handmade Card.

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts Blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


Aud Sentiment #287 – Christmas and a Sentiment

Hi there crafty friends, how are you all this week? My hubby and I are full of the cold at the moment. We’ve had negative covid tests so it seems to just be the seasonal bug that is doing the rounds but we are both feeling pretty rubbish so it’s been a quiet week keeping cosy and trying to recover! It’s time for a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiment blog and seeing as it is now November we have a Christmas theme!

We have the lovely Hetty Clare sponsoring this blog and I was gifted the beautiful Pony Christmas image to use for my design team card. I coloured the digi stamp with my alcohol markers and then added a little colour to the background and trimmed the image before adding a black mat. I used a piece of snowflake paper and a few nuvo drops and of course a sentiment!

I love this cute pony trotting along with his parcel, just so cute! I hope that you are all keeping well and having a crafty week. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx


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Hi crafty people!  I hope you are having a great week.  It’s such a hectic time of year that I’ve hardly been on my blog and I’m missing it.  I’m hoping to get a bit of time later today with a cuppa to read through some blog posts and see what everyone has been up to.

I’m here to share my contribution to the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which is to create a winter or Christmas themed project with a sentiment.

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The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Studios who have a gorgeous range of digital stamps and they kindly gifted the DT members a stamp to use for the challenge.


I was gifted the super cute Chuie Panda Christmas Tag .  Here is my project…..


I made an easel card with some starry paper and a few gold gems to add a little extra sparkle.  I hope you will enter the challenge, it’s open for a little longer because of the holidays season so you have until the 6th of January next year!

Have a great day.

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.


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


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


Happy World Card Making Day 2019

Happy world card making day!  I hope you find some crafty time to celebrate!  Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I made inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge.  I used the sketch but not the theme for this one.


I bought the recent Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine which came with a cute gift including a cheeky robin and winter foliage dies which I used for this project.


I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Challenge – 457 – Anything Goes

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #57

Crafty Creations Challenges #399

Penny’s Paper Craft Challenge #450

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts Blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Alphabet Challenge – N for Naughty!

Hi crafty people!  How are you all doing?

There’s a new challenge up today at the Alphabet Challenge and we are now on N for naughty!  This was a fun prompt and it was the perfect excuse to use this bugaboo digital stamp that I purchased recently!

I coloured him with pencils before fussy cutting the image out.  I had some snowy scenes in my paper stash so I used that as a background and added the snowflake trim down the side before adding the image and sentiment.  The finishing touch was some pale blue gems at the bottom corner and one in each of the snowflakes down the side.

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Have you earned a place on the naughty list for this year?!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I hope you will enter the challenge, I can’t wait to see all your “naughty” cards!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


R for reindeer

Happy Thursday crafty people!  I hope your week is going well.  I’m getting an overdue haircut today and getting my grey hairs covered up!  Before I head off to be pampered I thought I would share another Christmas card I’ve been working on.

This card is for the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – R for Reindeer

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #55 – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #452 Anything Goes

Merry Little Christmas #12 Anything Goes

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This card features a reindeer die from Tonic Studios that I have had for a few years and I love paper piecing it.  I hope you like my card!

Crafty Hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x