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Aud Sentiments Challenge #261 – Autumn/Halloween

Hi crafty people! How are you today? I hope you’ve had a good week so far. We had a chilly start when our boiler stopped working! Thankfully we took out a boiler maintenance policy at the start of the year so we were able to get an engineer out to fix it and we have hot water and heat again! Phew, we were so grateful for that hot water! Anyway it’s time for a new Aud Sentiments challenge today so I am delighted to let you all know what we are looking for this time!

As it’s the 1st of October the theme is autumn or Halloween! I love both of these themes, and I’m so excited for it to be October! The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Studios, who have been really kind in gifting the design team members an image to use.

I got the witchy shoes digi stamp which is so cute! Who doesn’t love a cute pair of shoes…. and even better I don’t have to break my ankle trying to walk in these!!

I printed out the image and coloured it with polychromo pencils and added details with stickles and my spectrum noir glitter pen.

As it’s the Aud Sentiments challenge we always need to include a sentiment! I didn’t have a suitable one in my stash so I had a little browse on pinterest to find some inspiration, then I typed one out and printed it, added some black card and popped it on the card.

If you are like me and love autumn and Halloween crafting then I hope you will share your projects on the Aud Sentiments challenge. This one runs until the 12th of October.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge 237

Hi crafty people!  It’s been over three weeks since I was sitting here writing a blog post although there have been a few posts scheduled over that time.  We were away in South Africa visiting my husband’s family and we had a great trip.  From seeing the big 5 in the Kruger National Park, to driving through the Karoo region and Outaniqua mountains, swimming in the Indian ocean and enjoying a (few) braai.  Before I get onto my crafty project I thought I would share a handful of pics from our adventures.

Now we are home again which is lovely and autumn arrived before us.  I love October and today’s post is one of the reasons I enjoy this month….. Halloween!  Today is the start of a new challenge at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and this month we are sponsored by Oddball Art.  The theme of the challenge is Halloween and/or autumn and the only real rule is to add a sentiment!

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I was very lucky to be gifted the 4 Whimsical Witches Hats Image 479 digital stamp and this is what I created….

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While we were away on holiday I did a little crafty shopping and I treated myself to a small selection of Polychromos pencils by Faber Castell.  I used these to colour one of the hats.  I think I’m going to enjoy playing with these pencils and using them on different coloured backgrounds and pairing with alcohol pens etc.  Do you have any tips or tricks for using these pencils?

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The challenge closes on the 14th of October so there is plenty of time to enter your Halloween or autumn themed projects!  Good luck everyone!

How have you all been?  I need to sit down with a cuppa and respond to some lovely comments and catch up on blogs I’ve missed while we were away.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Freshly Made Sketches 353

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (check it out at Freshly Made Sketches 353)

The sketch for the challenge this week is….

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I know it’s only just the start of September but I had ordered a couple of new Halloween stamp sets and I couldn’t resist using them today!  So I decided to have a play with some distress oxide inks for smooshing the backgrounds and then coloured and fussy cut the stamped images.  I absolutely love these wee ghosts, so sweet!

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I used a bit of mixture of alcohol pens to colour as I don’t have a full set of any brand!  My mixture includes the Spectrum Noirs, First Edition markers by Trimcraft and Nuvo by Tonic.  I would love to try some Copic markers but I haven’t made the investment yet as they are pretty pricey!

So I ended up making two cards but I think I’m going to enter the green one because I am loving the wee Frankenstein ghost!

Have you started making any Halloween projects or do you think it’s too early?  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my blog post.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x