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


Fusion card challenge daisies

Happy friday crafty people!  I hope you all had a great week.  Mine has gone so fast I can’t quite believe it but I’m taking it as a sign of enjoying myself and nothing to do with getting older (eek please humour me!!)

Today I have an entry for the Fusion card challenge which has the theme of daisies.  I love this challenge as it gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one or both.  Check out for all the information.


And here is my finished card.  It was a pretty quick one to make but I’m quite pleased with the result.  I used flower dies from a Tattered Lace set and finished them off with dovecraft liquid pearls to cover the hole in the middle.  The embossed section is another Anna Griffin embossing folder from Cuttlebug and I thought the flowers linked with the theme.  The sentiment came from a Hunkydory set with a recent magazine.

I hope that you like the card and that you are winding down for a fun weekend.  Thanks again for stopping by to my wee corner of the internet.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x



Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (352)

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing?  Today I would like to share a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (FMS352).  The sketch is …..

FMS Final 352-001

I was inspired to make a macaron themed card as we picked some up at the weekend and we are enjoying the various flavours plus they are so pretty!  This was the first one out of the box and it was irn bru flavoured hence the blue and orange colours! If you haven’t heard of it, Irn Bru is the top selling fizzy drink in Scotland and it’s delicious.


So I pulled out a macaron die and I used a sentiment from the Altenew way too sweet stamps.  The background was embossed with the Regal Braid embossing folder from Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug.  I also used a macaron stamp to make a subtle background on the strip across the card (although I think it is so subtle it’s not really visible in the pictures!)


And here is my finished card…..


I hope that you like my card and that you are having a great day.


Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Bee Happy – Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a good weekend and this week has a productive start.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the 349th Freshly Made Challenge.  The sketch is as follows….


Initially I was hesitant to take part as I was a bit intimidated by all that white space but I decided to interpret the sketch with a bit more colour and have a go anyway!  I used a die and stamp from this Meadow Flowers set free with the current issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.


I also used a honeycomb stencil and two of the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders (Rich Gold and Scarlet Mist) to create the panel.  I used a black sharpie to outline the edges of the panel and mat layered it on some sunny yellow card.


I used the “Bee happy” sentiment from the stamp set and cut the bee from yellow and black card and vellum.  I cut and paper pieced these three layers to give the bee it’s stripey body and soft vellum wings.  To finish off the card I added a few sequence for a bit of bling.


I’d love to hear what you think of my card and if you are entering this challenge too.  Thanks again for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny  (AKA the Ginger Ninja) x


Let in snow….. in July?!

Happy Friday crafty people! This week on the Male Room challenge the theme is “fish or fishing” ( and initially I thought I wouldn’t participate as I didn’t have anything relevant in my stash.  However I was having a look through my Christmas dies and came across this cute penguin so I’m in!


The die is from Tattered Lace, I think was a gift with a magazine and I had never used it.  I used a mixture of paper piecing and colouring on the penguin, fish and bucket.  The background is embossed and I cut and layered 4 rings to give the card some dimension.  I hope you like it.



Have a great weekend.  Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)



Hope your birthday doesn’t suck!

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a great Tuesday.  Today I’m back with another card challenge, this time The Male Room Challenge #88 ( .  The challenge is to create a masculine card which is inspired by a film title.  I decided to go with Dracula as I have some very cute tattered lace dies which I could use!  First I decided to create stepper card using two card bases, one white and one blue.  First I scored the blue card at 5cm from the long edge of one side.


Then I put glue on the other side of the blue card and stuck it to the front of the white card to create the stepper.


I used some halloween dies from Tattered lace to cut the Dracula, the bat and the spooky tree.  I used black card stock to create the ground and adhered the tree (with a silver moon in the background) and the bat.  I used a white gel pen to give the bat eyes.  I paper pieced Dracula using white, red and black cardstock and coloured in Dracula’s hands and face with a spectrum noir pen.  To finish the card off I printed the cheesy sentiment!





I’d love to hear what you think in the comments if you get a moment.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)