You are amazing!

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all well and enjoying some sunny weather.  I think the forecast here is for rain but so far so good!  Today I’m sharing a card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge which asks us to make a card with an inspirational quote.

I used the Beautiful Butterflies die set from Hunkydory moonstone and the Words of Wisdom stampset, also from Hunkydory.


I cut a circle of white card and made a bocca background with inks and stamped my chosen sentiment on the card with black ink.  I added a black circle behind it the bocca circle.  The butterflies outline was cut from black card and the shape behind was using up some alcohol inked yupo paper that was made for another project.


I hope you like my card and that you are remembering how amazing, strong, brave and wonderful you are today.  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Back to Basics and Beyond – Use a Spray

Happy hump day crafty people!  How are you doing?  Today there is a new challenge launching at the Back to Basics and Beyond blog.  The prompt this time is to use a spray.

I picked out some floral stamps from a magazine gift and a sentiment from a Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps set.


I stamped the posy of flowers and heat embossed it in clear on white card stock.  I used inks and a water brush to paint the flowers and leaves.


Then I made a mask for the flowers by stamping onto a post it and fussy cutting it out.  I covered the stamped image and then added some ink through a home made stencil (used a Tonic Studios background leaf die).  I had seen someone using a make up brush like this for ink and bought a few very cheaply on ebay.  I am so impressed, the ink goes on really evenly and smoothly.  I’ve got a few brushes that were pretty expensive and are specifically for applying ink and I don’t do a good job with them!  I always seem to end up with very uneven colour but these brushes are fab! I took away the stencil and then sprayed some ink from a height.  I liked how there is some fine mist as well as some larger splashes.  The colour I used is buttercup.


To finish off I stamped the sentiment and then mounted on some dark green card before adding to the card front.


I hope you will pop over to check out the rest of the design team projects as there are some beauties there.  Let me know if you are joining in with the challenge, you can use any spray at all (ink, bleach, mica etc).  Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Happy Fri-yay!

Happy Fri-yay crafty people!  I’m back again with an entry for the Fusion Card Challenge (see below for sketch and photo).fusionjan24-001

I decided to use both the sketch and the photo and as I’ve been a little bit obsessed with bokeh backgrounds I started by making one using blues (salty ocean, blueprint sketch and peacock feathers alongside brilliant white).  This time I made a background by blending the blues and then I added circles of the blues as well as the white.  I’m not sure that it’s really obvious from this panel but I liked the effect.  I had the other pattern papers in my scrap box on the shelf so I cut some flags to fit the card.  The penguin is a die from Marianne Design which I love.  The snowflake stamp and sentiment are both from a set from Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps that came with a magazine.  It felt very appropriate making this frosty birthday card during our cold snap!


I would also like to enter this card for the Crafty friends Challenge which has the theme animals/birds at the moment and the Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes which is currently “anything goes!”

I hope that you are keeping cosy and that you like my cute penguin!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)


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.


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.


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!)


Safari memories

I hope you are all having a good weekend.  I thought I would share a few cards I made recently that bring back lots of happy memories.  Last year we got married in South Africa on a game reserve and we even had some elephants in our official pictures!  
Our wedding day in South Africa March 2017
So when I saw that Hunky Dory had a couple of sets of safari themed stamps I had to snap them up and here are a few of the projects I’ve made with them.20180503_165530


I hope that you like this selection of cards, I’d love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs



Wishing you a rainbow of happiness

Today’s post is something new for me as I’m joining in with a card making challenge from Freshly Made Sketches ( ).  The sketch for this week’s challenge is….

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I started with selecting a theme and I picked the Brighten your day stamp set for the sentiment and three different sizes of umbrellas.

 Brighten Your Day set from For the love of stamps by Hunky Dory

I also used some distress oxide inks to create a rainbow panel and I spritzed it lightly with some water to get the effect of a few raindrops.

I also used First Edition Craft twin markers, distress oxide inks and Nuovo crystal drops.

To finish off my card I added a blue panel behind the rainbow as per the sketch and then some nuovo drops in opposite corners.

Ginger Ninja Crafts Rainbow watermark
The finished card….. I hope you like it!

I really enjoyed taking part in this challenge and I hope it will be the first of many more.  Have you ever participated in a crafty challenge ?  Do you have any recommendations?Ginger Ninja Crafts Rainbow of Happiness

What did I use?

For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory – Brighten your day

Distress Oxide Inks (abandoned coral – spiced marmalade – squeezed lemonade- twisted citron – salty ocean)

First Edition Craft Twin Markers (32 – 36 – 38 – 45)

Nuovo crystal drops – Glitter drops – midnight sky


Have a Quacking Time!


I’ve been meaning to sit down and work on some blog posts for too long and I’ve been building up a list of potential topics to write about.  I’m a top class procrastinator but today is the day I’m actually doing it!

As spring has finally sprung in Scotland I thought I would share a cute spring time card I made recently using the Fun on the Farm stamp set from For the love of stamps by Hunkydory.

I’m a huge animal lover and this stamp set is so cute and I’m sure the other animals will be on their way to a project very soon!

Creating a bright background with some heat embossed flowers and distress oxide inks (cracked pistachio and twisted citron)
I coloured my little ducks with first edition craft twin markers (38, 39, 41 & 42) and spectrum noir BGR1
The finished card!

I hope that you like these little ducks and the finished card.

Happy Friday and have a great crafty weekend.

Crafty hugs

Jenny AKA the Ginger Ninja