Sea You Later!

Hi crafty people, how are you today? It’s the perfect weather for crafting here today, pouring with rain! I’m

I recently purchased Papercraft Essentials issue 189 and it came with this cut and emboss folder and a circle and flower die.

I used the folder on some white card and then blended some inks on it to make a blue underwater wave scene. (I used distress oxide in Salty Ocean and blue print sketch and distress ink in faded jeans).

I then cut the smaller circle and heat embossed a sentiment from the Make a Splash stamp set from Tracey Hey. Then i blended a mix of peacock feathers distress ink and salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress oxides. I then sprayed some water and blotted some of the ink off.

I popped the embossed card up on 3d pads and added some navy blue card behind the window and then glued it to a C6 card base. The focal image is a sea horse from the Make a Splash stamp set, coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut out. I added some sea weed (die cut from the Memory Box, Under the Sea die set) and Nuvo sequins ( ice white and aqua aurora)

I hope that you like my sea themed card. I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – #499 Nautical

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #41 – Anything Goes

Double Trouble Challenge #63 – Dry Embossing

Crafter’s Cafe Blog Challenge #248 – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges #412 – Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will pop back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Autumn Leaves

Hi crafty people! How are you today?  I’ve been super busy with a couple of bulk orders of cards but I thought I would grab a quick break to make a new design for the October Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe challenge.  The grid is as follows and I chose to go for the top row across.


I really wanted to use this Hot Off the Press leaf die which I got before my holiday as a magazine gift.  I cut the detailed outline of the leaf from brown card stock.  The background for the leaf was created with the Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Catherine Wheel.  I scattered some of the powder onto white card and then spritzed it with water and then dried it off with my heat tool because I was impatient!


For the bronze I picked up some different textures of bronze coloured papers, from glitter to embossed and metallic.


I hope that you like my autumnal card, I liked bringing in the different textures from the natural burlap to some glitter card!  Thanks so much for visiting the blog, I always love when you take the time to say hello and leave a comment.  I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Bee Happy – Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a good weekend and this week has a productive start.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the 349th Freshly Made Challenge.  The sketch is as follows….


Initially I was hesitant to take part as I was a bit intimidated by all that white space but I decided to interpret the sketch with a bit more colour and have a go anyway!  I used a die and stamp from this Meadow Flowers set free with the current issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.


I also used a honeycomb stencil and two of the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders (Rich Gold and Scarlet Mist) to create the panel.  I used a black sharpie to outline the edges of the panel and mat layered it on some sunny yellow card.


I used the “Bee happy” sentiment from the stamp set and cut the bee from yellow and black card and vellum.  I cut and paper pieced these three layers to give the bee it’s stripey body and soft vellum wings.  To finish off the card I added a few sequence for a bit of bling.


I’d love to hear what you think of my card and if you are entering this challenge too.  Thanks again for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny  (AKA the Ginger Ninja) x


Happy birthday to brew!

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by to check out my blog.  Today I’m sharing a stepper card I made using the free gifts with issue 161 of Papercraft Essentials magazine.  I love a crafty magazine for all the ideas and inspiration although I must admit I’m often sucked in by the freebies on offer!  This magazine did not disappoint with the set of stamps, coordinating dies and an embossing folder from Apple Blossom.  I also used some yellow checked paper from a pack that the magazine sent me as a gift when a card I made was included in the Your Cards pages!

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To make the card base I used the following template which I think I found on pinterest some time ago and I scribbled it down in my notebook so please excuse the picture!


I used brown craft card for the card base and cut some panels from the decorative paper for the side and bottom panels.

I stamped the beer bottles and beer glasses with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  For the bottles I coloured with my First Edition Craft Twin Markers (49, 53,54 and 37 for the label) and a gold gel pen for the bottle cap.  I fussy cut these out and glued them to the side panels.  The beer mugs were cut out with the corresponding die and coloured with the pens (42, 39 and 37).  I added a little highlight with a white gel pen.  The cream panel in the centre was made by embossing some cream cardstock and then running some vintage photo distress ink lightly with a blending tool across the raised areas.

The finishing touch was to add the Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set and a couple of orange enamel dots from my stash.


I hope that you like my card, I’d love to hear any feedback you have.  Happy crafting everyone.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja) x