Cardmaking

Glam Girl

Happy Friday! It’s time for another prompt over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge and the lovely Ruth is hosting this week’s challenge. The prompt is “Glamorous” and you can make whatever makes you feel like a movie star!

It took me a little while to come up with a plan for this one and then I remembered I had a Hunkydory kit that would be just perfect. The Collage-a-Card includes several shaped cards with embellishments and I used the “Beautiful Dress” set. The different elements were pressed out from the sheet and the little pips trimmed off.

I folded the second mannequin (which comes pre scored) to make a stand for the card.

I glued the bodice onto the mannequin and folded pleats into the skirt before gluing in place. The rose and bow were added with a little glue.

The folded mannequin was glued onto the back of the main outline.

The sentiment was glued onto the skirt and the finishing touch of the pearl trim was glued into place with a hot glue gun on the reverse of the card.

Voila! A glamorous outfit fit for a movie star! I hope you will visit the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to see all the other projects created by the design team and share your glam makes too! I’ll be back this afternoon with another design team post.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #245 – Anything Goes!

Happy Thursday everyone!  How are you all doing?  I’m back today with a post for the new Aud Sentiments Challenge , number 245 which has an “anything goes” theme so it’s perfect for everyone to join in!  All you need to do is have a sentiment on your project!

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I used the Spellbinders Wine Bottle Tag die set to create a gin glass.  The “You are gin-credible” stamp came from a Hunky dory For the Love of Stamps set, Kindred Spirits.

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I used a matt silver card for the glass with some pink vellum under the aperture to look like pink gin.  Hidden in behind I’ve added some die cut berries and my version of a couple of sprigs of rosemary as well as some ice cubes cute from grey card.  I finished off the card with some nuvo drops and silver sequins

I can’t wait to see the projects that people enter for this challenge, remember it’s anything goes!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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H is for Handbags (Alphabet Challenge)

Happy Friyay! Today there is a new challenge coming up on the Alphabet Challenge and the prompt is H for handbags or hats!  I’m much more of a handbag person than a hat person so I decided to make a card shaped like a bag.

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I took a sheet of A4 card in navy blue and cut a strip that is 10.5 cm wide.  I scored it at 4cm, 15cm and 18.5cm.  I took some snake effect patterned paper from a Hunkydory pad and cut some panels to go on the front and inside.  I added some rounded corners to the top flap and cut a bow from the same navy card.  To keep the bag closed I added a velcro dot. I cut a circle to make the handle and glued that onto the bag.

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I hope that you will check out all the other fun projects made by the design team and join in yourself.  Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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Fusion card challenge – galaxy challenge

Hi crafty people!  I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  I’ve had a weekend full of cake, catching up with friends and a last outing to the Edinburgh Fringe for another year.  Today I’m sharing a card for the Fusion card challenge (http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fusion-galaxy.html ) which has the theme of “galaxy”.

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I used the Starry sky stamp set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory and a star embossing folder.  The inky background was made by blending distress inks before heat embossing the stars in silver.

20180822_134922I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x)

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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”.

https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-92-wild-free.html

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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.

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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