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Hi crafty people!  I’m still all about the fairies for today’s project, this time using a die from Joanna Sheen.

This card is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketched 395  and I loved the simple sketch for this challenge.

FMS Final 395-001

I also used some stars in the design so I am using it for the Simon Says Stars and/or stripes.  20190704_145959

I paper pieced the fairy to give her silver glitter wings, a star patterned dress and some brown hair.  Then I inked up a circle and did a bocca technique with a difference as I used a star stencil instead of circles.  The sentiment stamp was in a joanna sheen set and I thought it went really well as it even has a little star dotting the i!

I hope you like today’s fairy and that she grants you a fairy wish or three!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Shaker card

Happy Wednesday crafty people!  I hope you are having a fab week.  I’m back today with my contribution to the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge Blog which today has a new challenge to make a shaker card.  I haven’t made any of these for a while (I must admit I find them a bit of a faff!) so I ad a rummage in my stash and dug out my acetate and and 3d sticky pads and got going.

There are lots of tutorials on youtube but I thought I would share how I put together my card in case it’s helpful!

I started by cutting the front panel for my card and I cute a circle window for the shaker.  I also cut a little scalloped frame to go around the front of the window to make it stand out a little more.

On the reverse I use some double sided tape to cover the window with some clear acetate.  I used some from Dovecraft but you can also use some from packaging.


The next step I did was to add 3d pads around the window and around the edge of the panel.  I did a double layer of 3d pads to give plenty of room for the sequins to move around.  While I still have the 3d pads covered I take some fine powder (using the EK Powder tool) to swirl around the edge of the window.  This just stops the sequins sticking to the sticky pads so they can move around when you shake the card.

I wouldn’t like to admit how many times I have forgotten to add the acetate until after I have added the sticky pads which is super annoying (have you ever tried to remove 3d pads? it’s not a fun job!!).  Am I the only one?


Then I added some sequins, I like to use mini sequins but you can use different sizes and or little beads.


I had cut a circle of patterned paper for the background to the shaker window so I put this on top of the sequins and then added some wet glue to the back.


Now the sequins are safely secured so you can turn the panel over and stick it down to the card base.

To decorate the frint of my card I used a fairy die and stamp from Joanna Sheen.  I think this die was a magazine gift and I love it.  It’s fab for paper piecing so I gave my fairy some brown hair, pink mirror wings and an ombre dress with some stars on it.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white and added it to the bottom corner.


I hope that you like my fairy card and I can’t wait to see all the shaker cards that my fellow design team members have come up with.


Do you have any tips to make shaker cards easy?  I’d love to hear what you think and if you have entered the challenge give me a shout in the comments. Thanks so much for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Shhhh….. fairies!

Yay, it’s Saturday!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend and managing to fit in some crafty time.  Today I am sharing a card I made for happy mail recently.


I used a fairy die and stamp from Joanna Sheen as well as a stamp from the Garden Fairy set from Woodware.


I cut a diagonal from the card front and decorated the card base with patterned papers and some star die cuts.  Then used paper piecing to give the fairy gold wings, a sparkly dress and dark hair and I coloured her skin with alcohol pens.  Lastly I added some gold stickles to her wand.


Inside I added some white card so there is a space to write a message and added the Shhhh…. fairies stamp.



I hope you like this wee fairy.  I’d love to hear what crafty projects you have been spending time on this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x