Stay safe…… eat cake!

Hi crafty friends, how’s your day going?  The sun is shining for us and we’ve had a productive morning in the garden and now planning to chill out this afternoon and maybe watch a movie and facetime my Mum.  I found a little time to do some colouring for the 30 day colouring challenge over on Instragram.  I started by making some smooshed ink backgrounds…..


I’ve been loving my Tracey Hey stamp sets at the moment and I coloured in this cutie from the Rhino Rascals set.  I coloured him with my alcohol pens and fussy cut him out.  Then I cut three different sizes of circles and stamped some hearts in the same inks that I smooshed for the background.  The sentiment and heart are both from the Rhino Rascals set too.


I hope you are all safe and well.  I thought I would share a couple of pics of spring flowers from our garden…

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #37

A bit more time to craft #114 – Anything goes

A bit more time to craft extra challenge #April

The Alphabet Challenge – A for anything goes

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx



Fusion card challenge – the harbour

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge over at .  The challenge gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one, or the other or both.  This challenge sketch is …..Fusion May 10 The Harbour-001

I opted to try both and went with a nautical theme and the card sketch…..


First I used a selection of distress inks and distress oxide inks in blue, greens and yellow and “smooshed” them using a sheet of acetate out of some crafty packaging.  Once I was happy with the effect I decided it needed a border to make it stand out so I matted it on some navy card stock.  I left a wider border at the right hand side which I heat embossed with a compass stamp.

Then I stamped and coloured the sailor using alcohol pens and fussy cut him out.  The port hole was also a stamp which I again heat embossed with silver and fussy cut it out.  The sailor is stuck on using some 3d pads to give it a little dimension and the card is finished off with a stampmed sentiment saying “happy birthday mate”!  The stamps were all part of a set which came free with a Creative Stamping Magazine months ago.  I really like the sailor with his tattoo and I had to give him a ginger beard to keep him in the Ginger Ninja theme!

I really enjoyed the challenge and will definately be back to see what the next challenge will be.  It was a good way of making me look at my crafty stash and see what I had that could be used for the theme and it was a great excuse to get this sailor out to play!  I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs


AKA the Ginger Ninja!!