Day 4 of the Cat Lovers Hop

Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having a good week.  I’ve been having lots of fun participating in the Cat Lovers Hop (hosted by the lovely Janis over at Her Peaceful Garden.  If you are a cat fan like me it’s worth hopping over to see the huge range of projects and entering in the different daily challenges as there are lots of amazing prizes.

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As it’s day 4 and I only have 3 cats today’s project is not inspired by any of my own fluffy family members!  I used stamps from the Cute Kitties collection by For the Love of Stamps.  I coloured the cat with a water brush and some distress inks (pumice stone and barn door) and distress oxide in blue print sketch.


I stamped a background with the cute little mouse from the stamp set and then used a stamp die from my stash and added a purrrfect sentiment!


I hope you are all having a purrrfect day.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope you will pop back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day crafty people!  I hope you are having a good day whatever you are up to.  I am sharing this card today because it’s been handed over so the cat is out the bag!

I bought myself a few alcohol inks at the start of the year and I had an initial play with a few pieces of yupo paper that came with the inks and then I ran out of paper and I felt a bit stuck (because Yupo is pretty pricey!)  Then it occurred to me that maybe I could try them on other non porous materials that I has around my craft room.  I have a stash of acetate from craft material packaging so I cut a few pieces and got messy!  I felt a little defeated as I just seemed to make a mess!  This being an example.  I used three inks (sunshine yellow, red pepper and flamingo) and some blending solution and I tried making spots and blowing the ink around with the straw.  I had seen someone apply some foils to the ink when wet and I remembered that I had some foils that I hadn’t used yet so I applied some with the brayer to sticky patches and got a few copper patches.  I also did some blotting with a piece of old paper bag.

I wasn’t in love with the finished item (might just have been listening to too many true crime podcasts but I think it’s a bit like a murder scene!).  So I put it aside to dry off fully and then I had an idea!


I thought I could use the sheet as a colourful background for stamping on so I pulled out some poppy stamps from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkdory.  I used StayzOn ink and stamped on the back (i.e. not the side I put the inks on) and then fussy cut the flowers.

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I liked these (phew!) and then thought I could make them into a Mother’s Day Card as my Mum likes poppies and has some beautiful big orange poppies in her garden.


After a bit of playing about I arranged the poppies on some white card with a few leaves from the same stamp set stamped in green as a base.  I layered it up with some black and white mats and then added some red and green pearls.  The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set.  I had some left over flowers so I used one on a little doily to make a gift tag.


Does anyone have any tips for alcohol inks?  I think someone before mentioned using shaving foam to do some marbelling and I’ve had a nice play with that (coming to a blog post near you soon!) All suggestions welcome!

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge- Anything goes

My Time to Craft – Mother’s Day

Crafty Cardmaker’s – That Someone Special

Aud Sentiments Challenge 223 – any sentiment except Happy Birthday

Thanks for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts, I hope you will come again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Wild and free!

Hi everyone, how are you doing today?  It’s still really windy here but at least the sun is shining and I’m looking forward to an outing to the Edinburgh Fringe tonight to see a couple of comedy shoes with my hubby.

My post today is sharing a card I made for the 92nd Male Room Challenge where the theme is “wild and free”.


I used the above two stamp sets, one from Creative Stamping magazine and the Go Wild set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory.  I heat embossed the border in gold on craft card.  The sun set sky was made with distress oxides in (spiced marmalade and abandoned coral) and distress inks  (barn door and mustard seed) before stamping the silhouettes in black ink.


I hope you like my safari card, i love this theme as it brings back happy memories of holidays in South Africa.  Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow with another card challenge entry.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x