Aud Sentiments Challenge #268 – Anything Goes + a sentiment!

Happy Thursday crafty friends! It’s tome for another Aud Sentiments challenge and it’s an Anything Goes challenge so it’s super easy for everyone to enter! (Please remember you need to have a sentiment on your project for this challenge!)

The fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art by Lizzy Love and they have very kindly given us a gift certificate for the winner!

I was delighted to be given the Kawaii Seals and Sentiments set to work with and let me tell you they are adorable and fabulous value for money with 4 different seal images and a selection of fun sentiments.

I coloured two of the seals with my triblend markers from Spectrum Noir and fussy cut them out. I then made a little snowy background with some pale blue and white card. I used watercolour to create some shading to the sky and then with a white gel pen I added some snowflakes. I added the seals, with one glued straight to the scene and one popped up on 3d pads. I then added some shadows around them again with the watercolour. I arranged some corrugated card and the scene on the card base and then added the sentiment to finish it off.

I hope that these two cute seals bring a smile to you today. I can’t wait to see the entries for this challenge, it’s always such a wide selection for an Anything Goes theme! I hope to see you over on the Aud Sentiments Challenge!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx

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Aud Sentiments Challenge 253

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are doing well today.  There is a new challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge and it’s an anything goes one so everyone can join in no matter what you are making!

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This time we are sponsored by Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love and they have very generously offered a $10 gift certificate for the winner of the challenge.

I was lucky to be gifted the Monday Mornings Frazzled Fran needs her coffee digi stamp.  I printed the full page version twice, once on white card stock and once on spotty patterned paper.

I coloured Fran using watercolour pencils (although I didn’t blend the hair at all, just built up 3 different colours in hair strands)  I fussy cut out the mug and glued it onto the white card version and added one of the three sentiments.  I then fussy cut out the whole thing (just as well I love fussy cutting!).

Once I had done this I realised I didn’t have a card base big enough (oops!) so I folded an a 4 card in half and added some patterned papers from my stash.  I added a mat across the card to support the cup handle.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you will say hi in the comments and hop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge  to see the projects my fellow design team members have made.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


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!


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


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?


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


Sid the Silly Seahorse – Aud Sentiments Challenge

Hi crafty people!  How are you all today? I hope you are having a great week, our weather has been a bit of a rollercoaster this week from heavy rain and fog to glorious sunshine!  Good old Scottish summer!  At least crafting doesn’t rely on any particular weather.  Today there is a new challenge on the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog and it’s an anything goes challenge so you have free reign to enter any project as long as it has a sentiment.

We were lucky to be gifted an image from our lovely sponsor Oddball Art.

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I chose Sid the Silly Seahorse (which is image 323) and this is my creation…..


I love that digital stamps allow you to make the image any size you like so I made a big Sid and I decided to colour him with my alcohol pens and made him bright and cheerful so he would stand out in the ocean!  I added some glossy accents to his glasses and then cut him out.

The background is a mix of coloured card and some vellum with alcohol inks then just a few circles for bubbles and pearls.  The sentiment is from a Tracey Hey set and I just love the message.  When I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed a few deep breaths to blow the trouble bubbles usually helps to feel a little calmer.

The rest of the design team have made some really beautiful cards so please pop over to check them out and give them some love ( Aud Sentiments Challenge ).  Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, it always makes me smile when I see I’ve got a comment or a like on a post.  Have a wonderful day.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x