Hugs and Happiness

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well. It’s been a misty and wet weekend in Scotland which is perfect crafting weather! Today I am sharing a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (number 439).

I decided to use another die cut from a recent swap I took part in, a square with circles around the edge. I layered it with a square of lilac patterned card from my stash of left over bits and pieces! I stamped and coloured one of my favourite cuties from the Rhino Rascals stamp set by Tracey Hey. The sentiment I’m using comes from a Marianne Design set.

I added some tattered rose distress ink to the centre of the white panel and die cut a little scribble circle die in a pale lilac vellum.

I added the cute rhino and sentiment and a few nuvo jewel drops (pale periwinkle and steel blue) to complete the card.

I think my favourite thing is those little mouse slippers, every rhino needs some spotty mouse slippers I think! I hope you are all safe and well.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #510 – Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies June Challenge – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges #410 – Anything Goes

A bit more time to craft Challenge #117 – Anything Goes


D for diet

Happy Tuesday crafty people!  I hope you are having a great day!  I scheduled this post ahead of time because we have been down in London for a short break for our wedding anniversary.  I’m sure I will have some tales to tell as we have lots of fun things planned but as I type it’s not happened yet (I think this is the closest to time travel I will get!)

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post…. it’s another entry for a challenge!  Today I’m here to enter the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers D for Diet challenge.  I have had this set since the start of the year when it was a gift with the Creative Stamping Magazine.  This was the perfect opportunity to get these stamps inky.


First I cut a frame from pink mirror board.  Then I cut a square from white card and heat embossed the hourglass stamp in white.  I then blended over this with distress inks (Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender & Picked Raspberry).

I picked one of the Acid Drops and What Nots stamps from the set and stamped this lady on the scales with black archive ink.  I used the same distress inks to give some subtle colour to the image before fussy cutting her out.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card and matted it on some of the pink mirror card.

I then assembled the card and popped the sentiment up on 3d pads to give it a little dimension.


I hope my card raised a little smile, and thanks again for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Rainbow cupcake

Happy Friday crafty people! Today I’, sharing a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge with this theme….Fusion Feb 24-001

I started by making an inky rainbow with some distress inks on a panel of white paper.  I cut a sentiment and three cupcake cases from this paper. I cut the icing for the cupcakes from white glitter card and I mounted these onto a white rectangle before mounting it on a black rectangle.  I found some star paper in my scrap stash and added that at the sides of the panel.


I hope you like my rainbow cupcakes!


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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


R for reindeer challenge

Happy hump day crafty people!  It’s been a while since I did any crafty challenges so I thought I would enter the  Alphabet Challenge Blog today.  The current theme is R for Reindeer and I knew I wanted to use the Woodware stamp “Rudolph and friends” for this challenge.  It’s a tall stamp so I decided to use a DL card base.

I wanted to create a snowy background for Rudolph so first of all I blended distress oxide in blueprint sketch and faded jeans distress ink.  I spritzed the paper with some water and blotted it but I wanted some brighter snowflakes to be falling so I dried off the paper with my heat gun and got out a snowy stencil.  I prepared the paper with my anti static bag and then pressed my clear embossing stamp pad through the stencil before adding the nuvo embossing powder in glacier white and heat embossing.  I think the water drops and the brighter embossed spots gives it some dimension almost like looking into the snow falling at dusk.


I stamped the reindeer using black archival ink onto white cardstock and coloured the image using watercolour pencils and a water brush.  I used glossy accents to make Rudolph’s nose glow!  Then I fussy cut him out before putting the card together.


The final touches were to add the sentiment (heat embossed in white again) and a few sparkly sequins.

Are you joining in this challenge?  Say hi in the comments and I can check out your blog too.  I hope you are having a great week and enjoying some festive treats.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x