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Don’t Bottle Things Up!

Happy Friday crafty people! How has your week been? I hope you are all safe and well. As it’s Friday it’s time for a new challenge over at the Daring Card Makers blog. Our host this week is Joanne and the theme is the Three Musketeers! The reason is that today is the birthday of it’s author Alexandre Dumas so let’s celebrate the power of three! Show us three of something on your cards this week.

I decided to use a wine glass die, because what’s better than a glass of lovely wine….. three glasses of lovely wine of course!! I think this virus might be getting to me 😉 I used some letter stamps which I’ve had for a really long time, I think I bought them in Hobbycraft but I’m not 100% sure! I used these to stamp the sentiment with memento ink

I cut three wine glasses and wine before cutting the wine to appear that someone has had a sip or 5! I used some patterned paper from my stash, some gold card and a few nuvo gold sequins (arranged in threes!) to finish the card off.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge – July Elemental

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing today? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend? It’s Friday so it must be time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge. As we are in a new month we have an elements prompt where you are challenged to use at least 3 elements from this image.

I decided to use the playing cards, dice and the yellow colour. I used a Dovecraft die set to cut the playing cards. The Happy Birthday stamp is from an MFT set and the poker chips were a printout that I fussy cut. I made the dice myself with some black card and flat back pearls for the dots!

I hope that you will hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to see all the fab projects made by the talented design team. We’d love to see your entry!

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

The Male Room Challenge #139 Use Die Cuts

The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog #246 Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenge #411 Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft #119 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for supporting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, you always make me smile 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Glam Girl

Happy Friday! It’s time for another prompt over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and the lovely Ruth is hosting this week’s challenge. The prompt is “Glamorous” and you can make whatever makes you feel like a movie star!

It took me a little while to come up with a plan for this one and then I remembered I had a Hunkydory kit that would be just perfect. The Collage-a-Card includes several shaped cards with embellishments and I used the “Beautiful Dress” set. The different elements were pressed out from the sheet and the little pips trimmed off.

I folded the second mannequin (which comes pre scored) to make a stand for the card.

I glued the bodice onto the mannequin and folded pleats into the skirt before gluing in place. The rose and bow were added with a little glue.

The folded mannequin was glued onto the back of the main outline.

The sentiment was glued onto the skirt and the finishing touch of the pearl trim was glued into place with a hot glue gun on the reverse of the card.

Voila! A glamorous outfit fit for a movie star! I hope you will visit the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to see all the other projects created by the design team and share your glam makes too! I’ll be back this afternoon with another design team post.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Wing it!

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a good week and ready for the weekend. I’m here today to share the new challenge starting at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge.

The theme is “Wing It!” and you can use anything with wings on your cards this week – insects, birds, fairies or even planes!

I recently participated in a die cut swap organised by a crafty You Tuber. I got a beautiful selection including a few pretty butterflies so I decided to use one of them for today’s card. The die cut is a butterfly with one wing a solid shape and the other a detailed pattern.

I started by masking off the fancy side with a post it and stamping the solid side with a script stamp in blueprint skecth distress oxide ink. Then I blended the same ink onto the fancy side. To create the base I cut three mats, two in a dark navy and one in white. I stamped the same script around the outer edge of the white card and then layered them up. I added a sentiment “with love” from a Clearly Besotted stamp set and heat embossed this in white. I added the butterfly with some 3d pads and then finished off with a few nuvo jewel drops in steel blue.

I hope you like my card and that you will hop over and join in with your cards with wings on! Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you have all had a good week. Today I’m excited to share a project for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge who have invited me to join their design team as a guest for June and July! This challenge takes place every Friday and they have have a range of different types of prompts. I was very honoured to be asked to join them over the summer, thanks ladies!

Today’s challenge is an Elemental Inspiration, you are asked to create a project using three elements from these pictures as inspiration.

I chose the picnic blanket, the mason jar drink and flowers to make this card.

If you are going to enter the challenge, let me know in the comments so I can keep an eye out for your card. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I will be back with another post later today with another fun project. Take care and stay safe.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Daring Cardmakers – Family

Hi crafty people! How are you all today? The sun seems to have left us again in Scotland, however that might not be a bad thing as I saw pictures of local beaches packed with people yesterday, social distancing seemed totally forgotten! It’s frustrating as someone who has been following the rules and worrying that these gatherings are going to knock back any progress. I just keep trying to remember that there is no point putting any energy into other’s behaviour, it’s out of my control, I can only play my part. Our government plan for easing out of lockdown is released today and I’m looking forward to hearing about that, although I think it is going to be gradual and won’t start until the end of the month.

Anyway… back to crafting! I thought I would squeeze in an entry for the https://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/2020/05/keep-it-in-family.html before it ends tomorrow. The theme is “family” so I pulled out a card I had started weeks ago but never shared finished off to share. I used the Marianne Designs baby cutting dies and the Altenew Bundle of Joy stamp set.

They are such cute wee faces and i love the curl of hair! I hope they bring a smile to your face today too!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Let the music play!

Hi crafty people, how are you doing?  I’m back today with a card for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge with the theme of using sheet music.

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I have been doing a little clear out in my craft room and I found a stash of goodies that I had been sent in happy mail and I’ve set them aside to use up in crafty projects.  For this project I used some sheet music, some washi tape and some black lace flowers.  I added in a stamped sentiment, a few gems and a craft card base and here you go….

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I hope you like my card and that you are safe and well.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx