Cardmaking

Aud Sentiments Challenge #251

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Hi crafty people, I hope you are all doing well!  I’m back today to let you know that we have a new challenge up today at the Aud Sentiments blog and you should definitely join in because there is a prize and it’s an anything goes theme!  Our lovely sponsor is Di’s Digital Stamps and they are very kindly giving our winner a $6 voucher to download some goodies!

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I used the Sally Sundae digi stamp from the lovely JMC Designs Art.  I used watercolour pencils to colour Sally in before fussy cutting her out.  I have been having a wee clear out in my craft room during the lock down and found an inky rainbow I had made using distress oxides so I trimmed it down to fit the card and added some black down either side.  

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I downloaded the Sweet and Savoury collection which not only includes Sally and 3 of her foodie friends but also some accessories and sentiments.  I used one of the sentiments from this collection.

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I hope that you like my card and that you will consider joining in for our challenge this time around, it’s especially easy as it’s an “anything goes” theme currently and you could win a voucher to download yourself a few digi stamps!

Thank you 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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Completely Bonkers!

Happy hump day (at least I think it’s Wednesday!)  How are you doing?  I hope you are staying safe and keeping well in these difficult times.  We are just plodding on in lockdown really, lucky to be well.  I recently ordered the Completely Bonkers stamp set from JMC Designs and I just had to have a play today.  When I was looking for a pad to use for my smash a small paper pad project I also came across this little Scrumptious Tea Party pad and it has some papers that were perfect for an Alice in Wonderland themed project.  I also pulled out a little pocket watch die and a playing card die too.

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I stamped the mad hatter in memento ink and then coloured her in with alcohol pens and adding a little gel pen in white and gold.  Then I fussy cut her out and did the same with the signpost from the stamp set.  I created a little collage with the different elements and added a few lilac gems.  I do have an art journal which I’ve only added one page so I think I will pop this in there too.

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I hope your life doesn’t feel completely bonkers and that you are doing ok.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I’d love it if you said hello in the comments!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

Cardmaking

Bee Happy…. it’s Friday!

Does anyone else find it hard to keep track of the days at the moment?  I can’t believe it’s Friday already, but apparently it is!  I’ve been spending lots of time in my craft room and it’s been a great way to keep me distracted from all the scary stuff happening in the world.  Yesterday I discovered the fab JMC Design’s Crazy Craft Hive Facebook group which is run by Julia McNeill as a fun place to share projects featuring her artwork, stamps and digital images.  There are currently three free digi stamps available on there and I was delighted to download them and have a play!

I printed off the house scene, the flying bee and the little bee character in her wellies and coloured them in with alcohol inks before fussy cutting them out.  I decided to make a stepper card to add some dimension.

Here is the project I made…..

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The front layer has some honey comb vellum as well as the patterned paper I’ve used to cut the B from.

I wanted to make the little bee look like he’s buzzing around so I cut a strip of acetate from some left over packaging and folded it into a mini concertina, then I used double sided tape to stick on the bee to one end and the other to the card.  I think it works pretty well!

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I hope that wherever you are today, you can find something to bring you a bit of happiness despite all that is happening.  Take good care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

PS I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – #239 Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #37 Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – April