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C for Candy

Hi crafty people!  How are you all doing?  Our spring weather continues today, although I understand it’s going to get colder again very soon, so we are just enjoying it while we can.  Today we took the morning off and went to a local park to do the snowdrop spectacular walk and it was stunning.  We even say a couple of roe deer but I wasn’t quick enough to get a photograph.  We treated ourselves to brunch before my husband headed off to the office and I went to drop off orders for customers at the post office.

 

It was a lovely start to our day.  This chilled out blog post is sharing a card for a couple of challenges (ABC Christmas Challenge and Alphabet Challenge).  I’m trying to get a few Christmas cards made for my 2019 stash every month.  This card used the above challenge prompts for C for Candy and X for xtra bling!

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I used the candy canes stamp from the Sweet Christmas set by Clearly Besotted.  I stamped and heat embossed a few of these using the Wow red glitter powder then fussy cut them out.  Then I cut a ring to be the base of my wreath using two nesting circle dies.  I used a holly border die which was gifted  to me (I think it is a spell binders die) and cut several holly sprigs.  Then I added some small red gems for the berries and layered them onto the wreath before adding some candy canes.  I then used some 3d tape to adhere the wreath to a white square and then layered it up on the red and then patterned paper.

To finish it off I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) and stuck in a couple of the left over candy canes.

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The sun was so bright it was hard to capture the bling on the card, but I think it’s a little clearer in this picture.

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I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday whatever you are up to.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Festive felines!

Happy Saturday crafty people!  Hope you are having a fab weekend.  I was delighted to find another new challenge which would help me build up my stash of Christmas cards for this year as well as give me an excuse to use those Marianne Designs cat dies again!

The challenge is the Christmas Kickstart Challenge and the prompt is festive felines!  I thought I would make something to reflect all three of our fluffy boys and I love that the die set allows you to make up so many different combinations of markings.

First I want to introduce you to the inspiration.  First up is Pepper who is in his 90s in cat years and is the furthest travelled, having adopted my husband when he was a kitten (Pepper, not the husband!) in South Africa,  The handsome tuxedo cat is Spats who joined the clan when he was 2 years old and is always hungry.  Last but not least is Mr Darcy AKA the Ginger Ninja (or Ginger Whinger as he is very vocal!)

And here is the card version……

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I used the sentiment from the Santa Paws Hobby Art stamp set again and used some patterned paper from my scraps box.  I hope these three cuties brightened your day!

Thanks for visiting the blog, crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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B for Berries

Hello again!  I think this is the first time I’ve posted twice in the one day, I hope you’re not too sick of the sight of me!

I’m back with my second card for the ABC Christmas challenge and this one is B for Berries.  I had been gifted a few wooden stamps by someone clearing out their craft stash last year and I thought I would use this lovely holly one from Heritage Stamps.  I heat embossed it in gold and then painted the leaves and berries with cosmic shimmer pixie powders mixed with a little water.

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I then added a few splashes of the red and gave the berries a bit of glossy accents to make them stand out.  Once the ink and glossy accents was dry I mounted it on some gold and red card.

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I hope that you like this card and if you do why not like the post or leave a comment.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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A is for Anything Christmas Goes

Happy hump day crafty people!  Last year I was a bit disorganised when it came to my Christmas cards so when I heard about the ABC Christmas Challenge challenge I thought it would be a great way to have a stash of cards made throughout the year.  So this is the first of two blog posts for my January cards.

I pulled out a Hobby Art stamp (CS223D – Santa Paws) that I had bought last year and then didn’t use before Christmas and I thought it would go well with the Marianne Designs cat die cutting set (another one which I had in my stash unused).  I was inspired to make a cute Ginger cat like one of our three feline friends.

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I think he likes it as he climbed onto the card when I was trying to take some pictures!  I think the caption should read “It’s mine now”!  I even included his wee ginger spot on one of his back feet.

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For a better view of the finished card….

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I hope you like this cute kitty, I’ll need to make 2 more featuring Spats and Pepper so they don’t feel neglected but that could wait for another day!

I’ll be back later today with my entry for B for berries.

As always thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Craft blog, it means so much to me to see that somone has left a like or a comment.  Have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you again very soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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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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Hi crafty people, I hope you are  enjoying the build up to Christmas, I can’t believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve!  I thought I would squeeze in one last challenge before the big day!  Today I am sharing a card for the Male Room Challenge which has the theme of the colour blue.

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This challenge is perfect as I was just about to make a card for my husband and his favourite colour is…… blue!  I used a stocking die from Sweet Dixie and added some white glitter card and green mirror card for the details.  I used some navy blue card and snowflake paper from my stash to add some layers.

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We swapped cards today and he was really happy with it.  I hope you like my blue card too.

Tomorrow will be a busy day of making mince pies, visiting the Christmas market to soak up the atmosphere and watching some festive films with some yummy treats and maybe a glass or 2 of fizz.  I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas and I’ll see you after all the excitement is over!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Christmas

Happy hump day crafty people!  I thought I would share this card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which has the theme Christmas.  I loved this card so much I made it in a bunch of different colours!

The background was made with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders and I tried to use a piece with some white areas to look like the reindeer was standing in snow!  The reindeer die is an old one and I can’t remember where it was from but I really love it.  I added an eye and a nose using nuvo crystal drops.

I hope that you like my reindeers and that you are all having a lovely festive week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopefully I will see you again soon.

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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Owl I want for Christmas is you!

Happy Monday crafty people!  How was your weekend?  We had a really nice weekend although I didn’t really get much on the to do list done!

Today I’m sharing my entry for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (367) and the sketch for this challenge is …FMS367

I opted to use the Lawn Fawn Winter Owl stamp set and some papers from my pile I’m trying to use up.  I used a snowy paper for the background and then this textured white cardstock for the front panel.  I can’t remember where I got it but I thought it could almost pass for swirls of snow!

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I coloured the owl with alcohol pens and added glossy accents to the eyes.

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I hope you like my wee festive owl.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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S for Season’s Greetings

Happy hump day crafty people!  How’s your week going?  I’m super busy with Christmas orders for my Etsy shop and trying to get my own Christmas cards finished and sent off.  However, I did manage to escape the Christmas crafting last night to go for pizza and to see Once upon a Deadpool last night.  We had seen (and loved) Deadpool 2 but it was fun to watch and there was a lovely memorial to Stan Lee at the very end which would have brought a tear to a glass eye!

Today I would like to share my entry for the the new Alphabet Challenge which currently is to make a card using S for Season’s Greetings.  I decided to go with a stamped santa as a focal image for the card.  This one was part of a free magazine gift and I stamped it in black memento ink and heat embossed it with a sparkly embossing powder.  I coloured it with alcohol pens (I have a mix of nuvo, spectrum noirs and first edition markers) and added a little more sparkle with my spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen.

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I then mounted him on the card with a couple of different papers that were also gifts with magazines (trying to use up some of my paper stash as it is a little out of hand!) and a little row of nuvo drops in red.  The final touch was to add the Season’s Greetings stamp, can you guess where it came from? Yup it was free with a magazine!  I think there is definitely a theme for this blog post!

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Anyway I hope that you like my card and if you haven’t had a look at the Alphabet Challenge that you will pop over to see some of the fab entries and maybe play along.

Thanks so much for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x