Cardmaking

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)

 

Cardmaking

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!)

Cardmaking

Fusion card challenge – the harbour

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge over at http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ .  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…..

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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

Jenny

AKA the Ginger Ninja!!