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Aud Sentiments Challenge #254 – Summer & a Sentiment

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well today. I’m here to share the new Aud Sentiments Challenge which starts today and runs until the 6th of July. The theme is Summer and for once Scotland got the memo and the sun is shining! The only rules are that you must include a sentiment in your project.

For my project I used a beautiful digi stamp by Julia McNeill Crafts, Willow which was a freeby through the Kit and Clowder Facebook page a few weeks ago.

I cut a strip off the front of the card base to start with so there is a visible portion of the inside. I coloured Willow with alcohol markers and fussy cut her out. The background is an inked panel with a Tonic Studios background cut into it. I added some Tattered Lace flowers which had been painted with a water brush and some squeezed lemonade distress oxide ink. The side panel is a strip of the same inky panel mounted onto black card and stamped with a vertical sentiment and with a flower to finish it off.

I hope that you like my summery card and that you have some sunshine to enjoy today. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and don’t forget to enter your summer projects over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge before the 6th of July.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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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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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