Happy hump day crafty people! How are you all doing? It’s a chilly but sunny day here in Scotland and it was lovely and clear when we did our routine morning walk. Yesterday I decided a needed a few days off from the news (after the shambles of news over recent days) and it’s made a big difference to how I feel. I’ve decided I will re-open the Ginger Ninja Craft shop on Etsy for UK orders tomorrow. I should be able to post most of them without going into the post office and hopefully I can build up some business again!
As well as getting organised for that I made a card today for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge which has the theme of Magic for the letter M! I decided to treat myself to a new Stella image from Bugaboo Stamps as they always make me smile! I’ve used Make it Snappy Stella Witch.
I coloured the image with alcohol pens and used them to colour the sentiment panel too. Then I added some matting and layering with patterned papers, and coloured cardstock before adding a few nuvo glitter drops to finish it off.
Many thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope to see you again soon!
Hi crafty people! How are you today? We are now officially on lockdown in Scotland (although we’ve been doing this since last Tuesday by choice) and it’s strangely exhausting. I don’t feel particularly anxious and I’m very grateful that my husband and I can stay home. I decided to close my Etsy shop last night which is sad but it’s only temporary and I will be back! I just didn’t feel right going to the post office (and potentially contributing to the spread of the virus) for non essential supplies. I think our postal service is under increased pressure already so it feels like the right decision for me at this time. Anyway enough of that! Let’s get crafting….
I was so pleased to spot this free digi stamp on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page. It’s Dustin Pike’s ‘I’ve Got You Covered’ image and given the mass panic over toilet paper which seems to have gripped the world it made me chuckle! This is my creation and I hope it makes you smile a little today too.
Wherever you are in the world, please stay home as much as you can, keep 2 meters apart and keep washing those hands!
Hi crafty people! I hope you are all doing well today. I’m back to let you all know about the new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Blog. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs for this challenge and the design team members were all lucky to be gifted a digi stamp to work with.
I chose Benson Bear – Just for You which is super cute and perfect for the challenge theme of creating a card for a child. I decided to make an easel card for Benson to feature on.
I coloured him in with alcohol inks and fussy cut him out before arranging the card using some patterned paper, ribbon, embossed cardstock and kraft card.
I hope you will enter the challenge with a card for a child, it’s a fun challenge with the simple rule that you need to include a sentiment! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope to see you again very soon.
Hi crafty people! I hope you are all having a great week? I’m popping in today as we have a new challenge starting today over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge. It’s a great one to enter as anything goes this time!
The challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said who have a beautiful range of digi stamps available. We are very lucky as design team members as we were gifted an image to work with. I chose Christmas Rosey which is a super cute set of images complete with a coloured version, sentiment and images. So without further ado I will share my project….
I printed out the dog image and the sentiment and chose some parcel patterned paper and traditional Christmas colours of cardstock. I coloured in Rosey with alcohol inks and fussy cut her out. before deciding on how I wanted to arrange the card. Once I had played about with the design I put it together and finished off with some gems that I coloured red with an alcohol pens.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you will consider hopping over to the challenge and entering one of your creations. There are some very beautiful projects from my design team colleagues too.
Hi crafty people! I hope you are having a wonderful week? Today there is a new challenge kicking off at the Aud Sentiments Challenge. The theme is autumn or fall and of course to include a sentiment! The challenge finishes up on the 16th of September so you have plenty of time to get crafty!
This time we have been sponsored by The Paper Shelter and as a design team member I was so lucky to be gifted a beautiful image to work with. The digi stamp I used is Autumn Enchantment and it’s a beauty! I absolutely love autumn as a theme for crafting so this was a treat to make.
I used a Sue Wilson Creative Expressions die to cut the frame to go behind this pretty autumn fairy. I cut some leaves from card that I had inked up in some autumn colours with distress oxide inks. The quote was part of a magazine gift stamp set last year. I coloured my image with alcohol inks and then fussy cut her out before adding her to the card.
I hope you will join us for the challenge, there are some beautiful projects over on the blog from my fellow design team members to give you some inspiration. Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog. Have a fab day.
Happy Friday crafty people! How’s your week been? I’ve had a good week, nothing too exciting but managed to fit in lots of crafting so that is always a good sign and it’s nearly the weekend! My husband is golfing three days in a row but we’ve also got plans for a trip into Edinburgh for an evening at the fringe to see a couple of shows and have some food. We usually go to see lots of things in Edinburgh festival and fringe but this year we’re just squeezing in one evening before it all finishes up with the fireworks on Monday night. Hopefully we will head into town to see the fireworks too as that’s always a good show. We’re also going to a braai on Sunday for South Africans in Scotland (and their families!). I hope you’ve got some lovely things planned over the weekend.
I love their prompts as they are always unique and make me smile. I had recently got this digi (Stella Birthday Reaper) from Bugaboo stamps and I thought it was very fitting!
I coloured Stella in with pencils and trimmed the panel down before inking around the edges with a makeup sponge and some black ink.
I’m trying to use up some of my large pile of patterned papers so I picked a couple and some purple card to make up some panels. The finishing touch is some purple gems to add a little bling for Stella! I hope she makes you smile!
I’d also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
There is a brand new challenge today on the Aud Sentiments Blog and it’s a fun bingo challenge, where you must use three elements from any row to create your project.
The challenge is sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo stamps and the design team were lucky to be gifted a digi stamp to make our projects for the blog.
I chose the beautiful Ava the Mermaid and I opted to use the following three elements for my card:
Embossing – Digi stamp – Faux stitching
I used a Creative Expressions die to cut the frame from navy card stock. I then cut a rectangle from white card and inked it up using distress oxides in Cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch and broken china plus distress ink in peacock feathers. I then embossed the bottom of the inked card with a wave design and spritzed the card lightly with some water.
I then added Ava the Mermaid with her fishy friend and some of the bubbles, all coloured with alcohol inks. I added some faux stitching around the panel and then the sentiment “Make a splash” which was heat embossed in white.
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this bingo challenge, there are lots of inspiring ideas from the design team so why not pop over to check them out now at Aud Sentiments Blog.
Thanks again for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!
Hi crafty people! I hope you are having a great week. I’m back today to let you know about the new challenge at Aud Sentiments which has the theme of nature and, of course a sentiment. We are very lucky to be sponsored by Fred She Said stamps where you will find a beautiful selection of digi stamps.
I was lucky to be gifted the Simple Rose Spray with sentiments which comes with a selection of sentiments and roses. I recently purchased this paper pad from The Range and I though it would complement my rose image perfectly.
I coloured my rose with water colour pencils and blended using a water brush. Once it was dry I fussy cut it out and cut the sentiment out too. This is my final card design.
I hope you will pop over to the Aud Sentiments challenge to check out all the talented design team members and share your entry for the theme. It’s always such a treat to see how people interpret the theme.