Bee Happy – Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a good weekend and this week has a productive start.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the 349th Freshly Made Challenge.  The sketch is as follows….


Initially I was hesitant to take part as I was a bit intimidated by all that white space but I decided to interpret the sketch with a bit more colour and have a go anyway!  I used a die and stamp from this Meadow Flowers set free with the current issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.


I also used a honeycomb stencil and two of the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders (Rich Gold and Scarlet Mist) to create the panel.  I used a black sharpie to outline the edges of the panel and mat layered it on some sunny yellow card.


I used the “Bee happy” sentiment from the stamp set and cut the bee from yellow and black card and vellum.  I cut and paper pieced these three layers to give the bee it’s stripey body and soft vellum wings.  To finish off the card I added a few sequence for a bit of bling.


I’d love to hear what you think of my card and if you are entering this challenge too.  Thanks again for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny  (AKA the Ginger Ninja) x


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 346

Hi crafty people, I hope your Thursday is going well.  Today I would like to share a card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge ( with the following sketch.

FMS Final 346-001

I had just bought the new issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine with the beautiful Dandelion Dreams gift set including an embossing folder and stamp set so I was itching to use them on a project!


So here is my card.  I used distress oxide inks to create the coloured areas.  I embossed the black circle with the folder and added a butterfly to the panel.  I used my spectrum noir sparkle pen to highlight the butterfly and the embossed dandelion (although I don’t think it’s really visible in the picture!)


I hope you like the card and I’ll be back again tomorrow with another post.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts) x


You’re one cool cat!

Hey crafty people, hope you are having a great day.  It’s another beautiful sunny day here in Scotland and I’ve been busy working on some orders for my Etsy shop and a custom order through facebook.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches card challenge #FMS344 ( ).  The sketch for this week’s challenge is….FMS Final 344-001

My other inspiration for today’s card is one of my cats, Pepper.  Pepper is the oldest of our three cats and I’m sure the other two will make an appearance on here soon!


When I saw the Fluffy Furball stamp set by Clearly Besotted it reminded me of Pepper so much so I had to buy it!  I created the blue background using pixie powders (addiction still going strong!!).



I hope you like my card and I can’t wait to see all the other entries to the challenge.  It’s amazing seeing all the different interpretations from one sketch.  Have a great day.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)


Tennis anyone?

Hey crafty people!  It’s a bit cooler today and a much more comfortable temperature to get busy in my craft room.  Today I’d like to share a card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge ( ).


As it’s the first day of Wimbledon I was inspired to use a tennis theme and I used a set of stamps from a recent issue of Creative Stamping Magazine (issue 56).  First of all I used a black pen and ruler to create a net effect for the bottom panel and I adhered this to a green card base.


I cut a panel of card from white card stock and using the tennis ball I stamped a background.  Then I stamped the sentiment “Happy birthday champ” onto the panel and glued it onto the card base.  I then stamped two tennis rackets and coloured them using my First Edition Graphic Markers before fussy cutting them out.  I glued one onto the white panel and used sticky pads to raise up the other and give the card some dimension.



I hope everyone is enjoying some summer weather and that you like my card.  Happy crafting folks


Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)