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U is for Unicorns

Happy Saturday crafty people!  How is your weekend going?  I’m super excited today to share a card with you as a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers .  This is because they liked one of my previous cards (this link takes you to the winning card blog post)  and crowned me as Queen of Snark (what a fab title!)

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They have really fun challenges and I thoroughly recommend checking out the blog if you haven’t yet….. it might be addictive!  So today’s post is U for Unicorn.

I chose to use the Woodware Francois Read Unicorn Stamp and I heat embossed it in silver on white paper.

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I wanted to give my unicorn a shimmery finish so I used some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders which make a lovely paint when you add a little water to them.  I left the unidorn body white but used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear to give him a shimmer.  Once he was dry I fussy cut him out.

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I was going for a night sky look so I used navy cardstock and added a few stars (cut from mirror card and a scrap of left over paper that had some ink spray on it.  I then mounted it on a pink mirror card and added one of the sentiments from the same stamp set, heat embossed in silver on the navy card.

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It’s always tricky to get a photo that shows shine and shimmer when it’s lying flat so I took another one on one of my shelves!

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I hope that your day is also filled with unicorns and glitter, or if not maybe pizza and wine (that’s what I’m hoping for!).  Please let me know if you head on over to the Snarky Stampers blog, I’d love to check out your creations.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)

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B for Berries

Hello again!  I think this is the first time I’ve posted twice in the one day, I hope you’re not too sick of the sight of me!

I’m back with my second card for the ABC Christmas challenge and this one is B for Berries.  I had been gifted a few wooden stamps by someone clearing out their craft stash last year and I thought I would use this lovely holly one from Heritage Stamps.  I heat embossed it in gold and then painted the leaves and berries with cosmic shimmer pixie powders mixed with a little water.

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I then added a few splashes of the red and gave the berries a bit of glossy accents to make them stand out.  Once the ink and glossy accents was dry I mounted it on some gold and red card.

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I hope that you like this card and if you do why not like the post or leave a comment.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Fluttering by to say hi!

Happy Tuesday everyone, how’s your week going?  I’m back with another project painting with pixie powders, this time using pinks and purples.

I heat embossed this butterfly stamp in a few different colours first to see the different effects (using white, silver, clear on black ink and sparkly on black ink).  Then I used pixie powders (aubergine dream, silver dream, purple violet and scarlet mist) to give these butterflies some pretty wings before fussy cutting them out.

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The background was made with the same stamp (heat embossed with clear powder) and blending distress oxide (picked raspberry) and distress ink (shaded lilac) and then lightly spritzing it with water.  I followed the sketch from the current fusion card challenge and used a stamp die for the square.

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The finishing touches were some nuvo drops in black.  I added some of the background paper along the bottom of the envelope and a butterfly inside the flap of the envelope.

I’m entering this project for two challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and

 Fusion Card Challenge.

Thanks so much stopping by and I hope you’ll pop back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x

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Waving not drowning!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you had a great weekend and that your week has got off to a good start.

My first post for this week is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and here is the sketch.

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I used a stamp set that I’ve had for ages from Altenew called “You are” for the waves and I used a sentiment stamp from Letter it.  I stamped the waves and heat embossed in white.  I then added some water to pixie powder (emerald green and teal wash) and painted the waves.  They have a lovely sheen and I thought the colours complemented the blue card to make some pretty waves.

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I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using the Wow embossing glitter in Calypso.  I made a glittery panel to mount the sentiment on by heat embossing a piece of scrap card with the same embossing powder.  I then popped it on using 3d pads to give it some dimension.  The finishing touch was to add some bubbles using nuvo crystal drops in ivory sea shell.

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What do you think?  Have you used pixie powders to paint?  I think they must be my most reached for supply at the moment, do you have any other techniques using them?  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it’s so lovely interacting with people on here, always makes me smile!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Christmas

Happy hump day crafty people!  I thought I would share this card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which has the theme Christmas.  I loved this card so much I made it in a bunch of different colours!

The background was made with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders and I tried to use a piece with some white areas to look like the reindeer was standing in snow!  The reindeer die is an old one and I can’t remember where it was from but I really love it.  I added an eye and a nose using nuvo crystal drops.

I hope that you like my reindeers and that you are all having a lovely festive week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopefully I will see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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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….

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Another day, another challenge!

Happy Monday crafty people!  Today I’m sharing a card I made for the MFT Sketch Challenge (http://www.cardchallenges.com/2018/07/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-392.html).

 I used some background paper that I had created with a stencil and some pixie powders a while ago and the stamps are from the MFT adorable elephants set.  I hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)

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You’re one cool cat!

Hey crafty people, hope you are having a great day.  It’s another beautiful sunny day here in Scotland and I’ve been busy working on some orders for my Etsy shop and a custom order through facebook.  Today I’m sharing my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches card challenge #FMS344 (http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/ ).  The sketch for this week’s challenge is….FMS Final 344-001

My other inspiration for today’s card is one of my cats, Pepper.  Pepper is the oldest of our three cats and I’m sure the other two will make an appearance on here soon!

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When I saw the Fluffy Furball stamp set by Clearly Besotted it reminded me of Pepper so much so I had to buy it!  I created the blue background using pixie powders (addiction still going strong!!).

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I hope you like my card and I can’t wait to see all the other entries to the challenge.  It’s amazing seeing all the different interpretations from one sketch.  Have a great day.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)

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Fly me to the moon!

Hi everyone, can’t believe it’s been 10 days since I last posted, I’m sure time is speeding up at the moment…. maybe I’m just getting old!  Anyway I’m back with another card for a challenge.  This time it’s the Male Room Challenge blog.( https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-87-little-boys-dt-call.html )

The theme for challenge 87 is “little boys” and I went with a space theme using die cuts and a pixie powder night sky for this easel card.

I bought my first pixie powders earlier this year and I’ve loved playing with them and seeing the different effects.  This was the first time I tried them on dark card and I was really pleased with the night sky I created.

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Pixie powders in Midnight blue, silver dream and aubergine dream.

I scattered some of the three colours onto navy card stock and then sprayed with water, and used a paint brush to add water to any larger clumps of powder to make sure they had all reacted.

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After I’ve sprayed water over the pixie powders on the dark paper, the real sheen comes once it’s dried.

I then added a dovecraft die cut rocket and some tiny silver stars and stamped a happy birthday sentiment.

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To keep the card sitting up I raised the circle panel on the card base with some sticky pads and added an age for the birthday boy.

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I hope you like my card and I’d love it if you left me a comment!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)