Stop Trying to Make Everyone Happy…

Happy hump day!  It’s a beautiful sunny day in Scotland and I’m sat in the garden peering at my laptop under the sunshade as I write this blog post!  You can’t waste any sunny days here, you never know when they will happen again.

I’m here with an entry for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #160 which has the theme Y is for yellow.  I took the opportunity to use my new die set which came with the new issue of Die Cutting Essentials magazine.  It has a cocktail glass and accessories and is a fab set.  I was so happy to see it when we were out doing our weekly shop at the weekend.  I’ve already made a bunch of cards using the set but here is my entry for this challenge.


I printed the sentiment and added some patterned papers and embossed card to complete the card, I hope it makes you smile!

If you are interested in seeing some more of the cards I made using this die set I’ve uploaded a video sharing some of them, you can watch it by clicking here:

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Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


A joyful card!

Hi crafty people, how was your weekend? We had a lovely relaxed weekend with a little bit of shopping, catching up on a few Outlander episodes and a chilly but bright walk.

Today I am here with a card for a challenge which is new to me.  It’s the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 460 and the current challenge is to make a card using red, green and white.

CIC460 Kitty Bee Designs

I pulled out a wreath die which came free with a die cutting essentials magazine a month or two back and I hadn’t had a chance to play with it yet! I cheated slightly and added gold as well as the red, green and white!  I cut the wreath 3 in gold, red and green mirror card and then paper pieced the baubles.  It was a bit fiddly but I was pleased with the effect when it was finished!  The die set also included the bows and the word joy so I cut them from matt card and added the bows with some 3d pads to give a bit of dimension.


I mounted the wreath on a white card panel with the sentiment in the middle and then layered it on a red square before adding to a green square card base.


I think it’s a nice cheerful card with a traditional feel about it.  I hope you like my card and I’d love it if you left me a message in the comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x