Go wild!

Happy Monday crafty people! How was your weekend? We had a wee road trip over the river Forth to Fife which was really lovely. The sun shone and we visited a couple of beaches, had a nice coastal walk and didn’t stay too long as the public toilets were still closed! The challenges of lockdown continue ūüėČ It was so good to get a change of scenery and blow the cobwebs away. I’m back today with a card inspired by a couple of challenges: The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (#164) and Freshly Made Sketches (#444).

I pulled out some animal print papers from a Wilko set and Zebedee the Zebra Box Pop from Hunkydory. I also used some black card, a small strip of silver card and some pink pearlised card. The stamp came from a magazine gift set and I used Papermania silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

I layered up with head of the zebra and he made me giggle as that face looks so bored, not wild at all!

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #40

Crafts Galore Encore #77

Cute Card Thursday #643 Stitching around the zebra

Crafty Creations Challenge July 2020

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Stay Strong Saturday

Hi crafty people, hope you are having a nice day despite the current restrictions.  I am sharing a card I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge .

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I decided to use the Rhina Rascals stamp set from Tracey Hey for this card.  I love these stamps and I am waiting for a wee order I placed this week to arrive.  In the mean time the wee unicorn dressed up as a bee is one of my favourites so I stamped him and coloured him with alcohol pens before fussy cutting.  I have a file full of papers that I have made with inks, pixie powders, stencils etc so I found some to use for this card.  The side panel was smooshed inks and the two smaller hexagons were pixie powders through a honeycomb stencil.  I added a third hexagon in blue vellum and arranged them as per the sketch.

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I added the sentiment from the same stamp set as were the little hearts that I added to finish it off.

I would also like to enter this card into the

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge – April

Crafty Creations Challenge – April

A bit more time to craft challenge #113

Take good care everyone

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx



Hi crafty people,¬† I hope you are all having a fab Saturday.¬† I’m back with a card made for the¬†Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 393¬†.

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I used my favourite stamp from a Tracey Hey set called Rhino Rascals,  the little rhino dressed up as a bumble bee is so sweet!


I then made a honeycomb background for him to sit on using a stencil, some mustard seed distress ink and a foundation brush.¬† I finished off with some strips of yellow and black card and stamped the sentiment “stay strong”.


Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Feeling springy!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a fab weekend.  We had such unseasonably warm weather that it felt like spring had sprung.  We got quite a bit of clearing done in the garden and bought supplies to get the base made for our new greenhouse so hopefully we will get that up soon!  I also had a very fun shopping trip spending a book token I got for Christmas and I have a lovely stack of new books to work my way through, such a treat!  What were the highlights of your weekend?

Anyway I’m here to share a card which was definitely inspired byt the spring weather.¬† The card is for the¬†Freshly Made Sketches Challenge¬†which has the following sketch.


I’ve been trying to buy less craft magazines but I couldn’t resist the latest Simply Cards and Papercraft issue as it had a beautiful Altenew daffodil layering die.¬† Last year in another magazine I got the rose version and I’ve used it lots so that was my justification to buy it!¬† The magazine also has some beautiful coordinating papers that you can download so I used them too.


I thought it would perfect to send to a friend of my Mum’s who shares the same birthday as me next week so it killed two birds with the one stone!


I hope that you like this little touch of spring and that you are off to a great start with this new week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Be my valentine!

Hi crafty people!¬† Hope you are having a good Saturday.¬† We had the six monthly check up visits for all three cats this morning so it was all hands on deck to get them rounded up and in their carriers.¬† It’s only about 10 minutes in the car but that feels like a very long time when one is moaning consistently and another complains loudly at every roundabout!¬† We are all home again now, they are all vaccinated and in good health, just need to plan for a bit of dental work for two of them in the next couple of months. Now we can chill out and enjoy some rugby on the TV this afternoon and hopefully a bit of cross stitching too.

Today I’m sharing a card I made to fit in with a couple of challenges,¬†the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge¬†and¬†the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

I started by cutting out a selection of hearts from red and pink card and patterned papers using various punches and cutting dies.  I then arranged them on the card blank and when I was pleased with how they looked I stuck them down.  I added some nuvo drops in red and cream around the hearts and the sentiment (from Clearly Besotted) embossed in white.


I hope you like my card and as always thanks so much for visiting the blog!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Gin o’clock! (or is dry January over yet?!)

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing really well.¬† It’s been another cold day here with a clear blue sky and a beautiful view of the snowy hills from my desk.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the¬†Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has this sketch to inspire creations…


I really love the diagonal stripes and I dug out my box of washi tapes to see if anything jumped out as inspiration.  I really loved the spotty circles (the top stripe on my card) and it made me think of limes and then I remembered that this stamp had just arrived this week and I knew what I was going to do!


I had the green gingham and glitter paper near at hand from another make and I thought they matched in perfectly.  The lemon and lime came from a die-namics set.


Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Bokeh background for Valentine

Happy Monday crafty people! How was your weekend?¬† I hope you had a good one.¬† Today I’m back with my entry for the¬†Freshly Made Sketch Challenge which has this sketch….


As it is very nearly February I thought I had to go with a Valentine theme card and I also wanted to use the bokeh technique for this card as I’m still enjoying making these pretty patterns!¬† For this card I used these three inks plus the Tsukineko white Brilliance Ink Pad.


I pulled out some super cute heart dies from Tonic Studios which I believe I got last year.   The stamp came with the dies and fits perfectly.


I added a few smaller hearts from the same stamp set to finish off the card and here it is!


Thanks so much for popping over to the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will come back again soon.  Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Having a whale of a time!

Hi crafty people, how are you all doing?¬† It’s getting colder here in Scotland although no sign of snow yet.¬† Today I’m back with a card entry for both the¬†freshly made sketch¬†and¬†Simon Says Wednesday¬† challenges.¬† The sketch is here and the SSS challenge is to create a clean and simple card.

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I had a few sales bargains arrive this week from¬†Clearly Besotted Stamps¬†so I chose to use the “Whale done” set to make a get well card.¬† I cut a square from some polka dot paper and rounded the corners as per the sketch.¬† The whale was stamped using the cool graphite dye ink pad and the water is bahama blue from memento.


I’m trying to do some more clean and simple cards but it’s definitely not my natural tendency, but I think this one counts as CAS!

Thanks so much to everyone who stops by the blog, it’s so lovely to know that people take time to read and even to hit like or leave a comment!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Waving not drowning!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you had a great weekend and that your week has got off to a good start.

My first post for this week is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and here is the sketch.


I used a stamp set that I’ve had for ages from Altenew called “You are” for the waves and I used a sentiment stamp from Letter it.¬† I stamped the waves and heat embossed in white.¬† I then added some water to pixie powder (emerald green and teal wash) and painted the waves.¬† They have a lovely sheen and I thought the colours complemented the blue card to make some pretty waves.


I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using the Wow embossing glitter in Calypso.  I made a glittery panel to mount the sentiment on by heat embossing a piece of scrap card with the same embossing powder.  I then popped it on using 3d pads to give it some dimension.  The finishing touch was to add some bubbles using nuvo crystal drops in ivory sea shell.


What do you think?¬† Have you used pixie powders to paint?¬† I think they must be my most reached for supply at the moment, do you have any other techniques using them?¬† Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it’s so lovely interacting with people on here, always makes me smile!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Snow drops card

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope your week has started well and that you had a great weekend.  Ours was really good.  We ate pizza, watched Aquaman, tidied away our Christmas decorations and I did some cross stitch and tried to learn a bit of crochet!

Today I am sharing a card which I am entering for a couple of challenges…. Firstly the¬†Freshly Made Sketches Challenge¬†which is currently this sketch…..fms369

Then also the Alphabet Challenge blog which is currently on U (Use some stitching Рreal or faux).

It is a lovely mild day today so I decided to make a spring themed card with this snow drop die from Craft Emotions.  The background panel was cut with a stitched edge die and all the patterned paper came from a Santoro gorguss girl pack.


I finished off the card with a 3d gem and a thank you stamp from K Craft.


I hope you like my finished card and as always thanks so much for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x