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Fluttering by to say hi!

Happy Tuesday everyone, how’s your week going?  I’m back with another project painting with pixie powders, this time using pinks and purples.

I heat embossed this butterfly stamp in a few different colours first to see the different effects (using white, silver, clear on black ink and sparkly on black ink).  Then I used pixie powders (aubergine dream, silver dream, purple violet and scarlet mist) to give these butterflies some pretty wings before fussy cutting them out.

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The background was made with the same stamp (heat embossed with clear powder) and blending distress oxide (picked raspberry) and distress ink (shaded lilac) and then lightly spritzing it with water.  I followed the sketch from the current fusion card challenge and used a stamp die for the square.

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The finishing touches were some nuvo drops in black.  I added some of the background paper along the bottom of the envelope and a butterfly inside the flap of the envelope.

I’m entering this project for two challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and

 Fusion Card Challenge.

Thanks so much stopping by and I hope you’ll pop back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x

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Fusion card challenge – galaxy challenge

Hi crafty people!  I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  I’ve had a weekend full of cake, catching up with friends and a last outing to the Edinburgh Fringe for another year.  Today I’m sharing a card for the Fusion card challenge (http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fusion-galaxy.html ) which has the theme of “galaxy”.

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I used the Starry sky stamp set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory and a star embossing folder.  The inky background was made by blending distress inks before heat embossing the stars in silver.

20180822_134922I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x)

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Wishing you a speedy recovery

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend and that your Monday is going well.  Today I’m back on the card challenge train and I’m sharing my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, FMS 341 ( http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/ )

I went with a get well soon theme and this is my card for the challenge…..

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I used stamps from two Lawn Fawn sets (Get Well Soon and On the Mend) and coloured the images with alcohol pens.

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I embossed a white card background and then used a chevron embossing folder to make an embossed resist background with distress inks (cracked pistachio, squeezed lemondae and twisted citron).  Then I die cut two different size of circles and punched some smaller circles.

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What do you think?  I really liked chevron paper I made and love the cute lawn fawn images.  Happy Monday everyone!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)

 

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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have had a great day, we have had a stormy afternoon which is perfect crafting weather although the cats were all a bit spooked by the rumbling thunder.

I’m back with another card challenge (I did warn you I’ve been a bit addicted!) and this time it’s the Freshly Made Sketches challenge 339.  I’ve also decided to try the 30 day colouring challenge over on instagram organised by @Kathyrac starting today.  So this card is killing 2 birds with one stone (don’t worry, no flamingos were harmed in the making of this card!)

I love the sketch this week and had fun playing with different papers etc.

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I eventually decided on a flamingo theme and used a mixture of two stamp sets.  The sentiment came from a Crafter’s Companion set that was a gift with Crafter’s Inspiration magazine and the rest was a For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory tropical set.

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I stamped the small flamingos and heat embossed them in pink.  The other corner I used the hibiscus flowers as a resist and then used distress oxide inks in seedless preserves and picked raspberry with a light spritz of water to give a light spotty effect.

Finally I coloured and fussy cut a flamingo for the top of the card and stamped the sentiment directly onto the card.

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I hope you like it and manage some crafty time over the weekend.  Are you participating in any card challenges or the 30 day marker challenge?

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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Fusion coral flowers challenge

Hi crafty people, I’m back to share another card that I made for a card challenge (these things are a bit addictive!).  Today’s card is for the Fusion coral flowers challenge ( http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/) with the sketch below.74439283b

I loved playing with inks, stamps and dies for this challenge and actually came up with two cards which I couldn’t decide between so I thought I would just include them both!

The first one I made by making the resist flowers with white embossing powder and then using abandoned coral and spiced marmelade distress oxide inks to create the backround.  The scalloped edge on both cards is a tattered lace die and I just added a thin stripe of peach vellum and a sentiment banner which was a tonic stamp.

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The second one I used some tattered lace flower and leaf dies and I used some inky paper for the scalloped stripe.

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I hope you like these coral cards and that you are all having a lovely day.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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Blue Daisies

20170803_115916Hello!  Hope you are having a great week and that you have found some time for a crafty project or two.  It’s been perfect summer weather for crafting here (i.e. pouring rain interspersed with brief sunny spells!) and the garden is loving it too.  The lettuce is growing faster than we can eat it and we’ve had the first crop of courgettes and spring onions!  Anyway I’m not here to talk about my veggie garden……

I thought I would share a project I made today for a customer.  They asked for a sympathy card with a simple sentiment.  It’s never easy designing cards for a sad occasion but after playing around with a few ideas I came up with this clean and simple design using blue daisies.

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First I stamped the image using archival ink.
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I used distress inks and a water brush to colour the stamped image.
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I used the faded jeans distress ink to create a wash effect background to stamp the sentiment onto.  Then snipped a sentiment banner 
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Then I just assembled the card using a black mat under the picture.

I hope they like the card and that they don’t need to use them anytime soon.  Thanks for the kind comments I got on my first blog post.