Happy Monday crafty people, how are you all today? We are doing well, I think getting settled into our new routine and it is feeling a bit more “normal”. We had our once a week trip to the supermarket yesterday and managed to get what we needed without too much hassle, although I was pretty worried before we went as I didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully it was very calm and well organised.
Anyway I’m here to share a card I made for the current Fusion Card Challenge which is all about gnomes! They provide a sketch and a photo for inspiration and I used both (although you don’t need to, you can be inspired by only one if you prefer).
I had cute gnome stamp set which was a gift with a Christmas craft magazine a couple of years ago so I used stamped and coloured three of these gnomes. I paper pieced their hats with some pastel patterned papers and added some bunny ears from a Lawn Fawn Easter bunny stamp. The gnome stamp set included hands so I coloured them and fussy cut them out and then gave them each a little Easter egg to hold onto! The background patterned papers were from an old Hobbycraft pack of spring themed papers which I’ve hoarded for at least a couple of years. I added the sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn set and just ran a pink pen around the edge of the strip to make it stand out a bit more. The middle gnome and the sentiment are raised up with foam pads.
I was really pleased with how it turned out and I have made a few more to send out to friends and family who I won’t see in person over the Easter break but want to connect with.
As my Etsy shop is closed at the moment to reduce the pressure on the mail system I have more time on my hands and I’ve been having a go at making some videos of me crafting. I’ve shared a few videos on my Ginger Ninja Crafts YouTube channel including me making this card, I’d love it if you had a look and let me know what you think!
Thanks so much for dropping by, please say hello in the comments before heading off!
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Love to Scrap Challenge #132 – For the Girls
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #500 For the Girls
Hi crafty people! How are you all doing? I hope you are all safe and keeping your spirits up as much as possible in these challenging times. We are doing well, my husband is lucky to be able to work from home so we are staying home as much as possible and keeping in regular contact with my Mum who is socially distancing due to her age. I’m so grateful for my craft stash to keep me sane!
If you are looking for some crafty inspiration and community then the new challenge over at The Aud Sentiments Challenge might be a good starting place! The new challenge is all about Spring or Easter and you can enter up to five times with any crafty projects that fit in with the theme and include a sentiment!
This challenge is sponsored by the lovely people over at Polkadoodles.
As design team members we were lucky to be gifted a digi stamp to use. I was delighted to be given Bunnita Carrot a super cute bunny holding a carrot cake! I coloured Bunnita with coloured pencils and fussy cut her out. I had some easter egg dies in my stash so I cut a few of those and a Happy Easter sentiment and searched in my stash of paper scraps and this is my result…..
I hope Bunnita makes you smile today. I’m going to be posting more often on my blog to try and stay connected in non physical ways with people! If you are coping with social distancing with crafty projects too leave me a link to your blog in the comments so I can check out what you are up to and leave you a comment. Stay strong everyone.
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx
Hi crafty people, how’s your week going? I’m not sure where my time has gone this week! I’m just writing this blog post before I go and pick up my car from the garage as she has passed her MOT (phew!). I’m sharing a cute Easter card that I made using the Tonic Studios Betty Bunny die set. I cut the bunny components from some craft card. I had some cute carrot print digital paper that I used for the background and I fussy cut a few carrots out for the bunny to be holding onto. The leafy green paper came from the same set as the carrot paper.
I added some mats and layers to the sentiment and arranged the panels on the card front. I finished it off with some doodled lines around the edges of the panels.
I hope you like this cute Easter card. Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments 224 – Easter/Spring
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge – Easter
Crafter’s Castle #16 – Spring
Creative Fingers #161 – anything goes