Day 1 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!

Happy Monday crafty people! I hope you had a fab weekend.  We were celebrating the Springbok’s win yesterday at the Rugby World Cup and looking forward to the semi finals next weekend!  In the mean time Janis over at Her Peaceful Garden is hosting the fifth Cat Lovers Hop and I’m excited to be joining in for the first time!

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As a proud crazy cat lady I just had to join in!  My first project for the week is inspired by our eldest cat, Pepper who is 17 years old but very young at heart!


I used the Furry Friends stamp set from Rare Earth which I was lucky to win a few months ago in a Facebook competition.  There is a lovely selection of cats and sentiments on this set.  I chose this cute cat peeking around the corner as it always reminds me of Pepper.  I stamped him using black ink and then used distress ink in pumice stone and antique linen with a water brush to add colour to his fur.  I used a very watered down broken china for his eyes.  To finish off I used black and white gel pens to add a few details to the eyes and nose.


I hope that you like my first cat themed project of the week!  Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and I hope that you will check out the hop via Janis’s blog posts this week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Ombre Background

Happy Thursday Crafty People!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  I have a fishy card to share today for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge, for the theme O for Ombre.

I started by making an ombre background using some distress oxide (blueprint sketch and salty ocean) and distree inks (faded jeans and shaded lilac).  I blended them together from palest to darkest before splashing with some water to leave some white spots and splashes.


I used the lovely furry friends stamp set (a recent magazine giveaway) for the sentiment and heat embossed this in gold on some navy cardstock.

I chose the gold fish from the Rare Earth Cute Critters stamp set.  It’s such a detailed stamp that I simply stamped it in Izink ink (honey) on white and orange paper before fussy cutting them both out and layering the orange behind to leave a drop shadow.


I mounted the ombre paper on orange before adding to the navy card.  The fish was glued on with some gold gem bubbles.


I hope that you like my fishy card!  Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you’ll come back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


You’re purrfect!

Hi crafty people, how are you all today?  I’m doing well and enjoying another sunny day, it feels like spring is definitely on it’s way!  I am back today with a cat themed card which I am entering for the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Show us your pussycats challenge

I’m a little bit obsessed with this die set from Marianne Design, it’s so cute and so flexible in that you can make up so many different cats to correspond with any feline friends.


I was very lucky to win a facebook giveaway from Rare Earth Stamps recently and I’ve used a couple of stamps from my prize.  The background is from the pocket pets set and the “You’re purrfect” is from furry friends.  These are gorgeous stamps, a very good size and beautiful designs.  The background is so well designed so the edges match up and you can repeat stamp to cover whatever size you would like for your project.


I added MUM cut using a first edition alphabet die set.  If you’ve been here before you probably know that I am a total cat lady so this card was inspired by Spats my gorgeous tuxedo cat so I thought I had better include him!


Thanks so much for visiting Spats and I today and we hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs (and purrs!)

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x