Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Spring Thoughts

Happy Friday crafty friends, how are you all doing? It’s been a beautiful sunny week here and it definitely feels like Spring is in the air so this week the Daring Cardmaker’s Challenge has the perfect theme….. Spring Thoughts!

I also got my copy of the new Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine this week and it has a beautiful cherry blossom stamp and die set. I stamped and die cut some of the cherry blossom images and then coloured with distress oxide inks in picked raspberry and worn lipstick. I had a piece of card which had mopped up some left over ink. It was pretty pale so I topped it up with some additional cracked pistachio and salty ocean by spraying some ink smooshed onto my glass mat and pressing the paper onto the pools of ink. Once this was dry I added it to the card base and arranged the cherry blossoms onto the panel and in one of the corners. I finished it off with some nuvo drops and a thank you stamp.

I hope you are getting some milder weather too, and that you will come and join in with our challenge this week.

Crafty hugs

Jenny xx


Daring Cardmaker September Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! Hope you’ve had a good week and found some time for craftiness and creativity. As it’s Friday it must be time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge and as always we start the month with an elemental challenge. Rizwana is our host and she tasks us with using at least 3 elements from the picture on your card.

This picture makes me so happy, I love autumn and can’t wait to see the beautiful colours and get cosy! I chose to use the leaves, the tartan from the scarf and the wood. To start with I stamped and embossed some leaves in copper (Ranger Super Fine Embossing powder) before colouring them with some distress oxide inks (mustard seed, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade and ripe persimmon). The leaf stamps are from the current gift with Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine.

I fussy cut the leaves and then worked on my card base. I took a sentiment from the same stamp set as the leaves and embossed it in white on a circle of wood effect paper. I backed this on copper card and cut a slightly larger circle to leave a narrow edge of copper. Then I cut a larger circle of checked paper (inspired by the checked scarf image) and added some faux stitching in white gel pen. The finishing touch was to add the leaves in all four corners and a couple under the sentiment. Some are glued directly to the card base and others popped up on 3d pads to add a little dimension.

Do you love autumn too? I hope you will come over and join in with our challenge, it’s always great fun to see what people take as inspiration from the images. Thanks again for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog. I hope you will come back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Alphabet Challenge – P for Poppies – DT

Happy Friday everyone!  The weekend is in sight and I’m looking forward to a good one catching up with friends, watching the rugby world cup semi finals (Go Bokke!) and going to a craft fair! In the mean time I’m here with a new challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge.

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This time we are on P for Poppies.  I love poppies and I was delighted to have an excuse to use my Altenew Layered Poppies stamp set that came with a recent issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft.


I heat embossed the outlines using the Wow rose gold embossing powder.  The poppy was stamped with memento inks in Tangelo and Morocco and the stem and leaves were stamped with Izink in Emeraude and memento ink in Cottage Ivy.


I hope you will join in with the challenge too.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I will be back very soon with my post for day 5 of the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, hopefully see you then!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Happy World Card Making Day 2019

Happy world card making day!  I hope you find some crafty time to celebrate!  Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I made inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge.  I used the sketch but not the theme for this one.


I bought the recent Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine which came with a cute gift including a cheeky robin and winter foliage dies which I used for this project.


I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Challenge – 457 – Anything Goes

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #57

Crafty Creations Challenges #399

Penny’s Paper Craft Challenge #450

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts Blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Daft about daffodils!

Hi crafty people!  I hope you are all having a good week.  Today I’ve got another card made using these fab altenew daffodil layering dies which came as a magazine gift a couple of months ago.  The papers were free downloads with the same magazine to complement the dies.


I tore the edges to give a distressed look and added a stamped sentiment from a MFT set with a few small pearls to finish the card off.


I’d like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday #562

Trimmies Craft Challenge 511 – distressed

Moving Along with the Times 96 _ Floral

As always thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.  Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x




Y for Yarn

Happy Monday crafty people!  How are you today?  I hope you had a lovely weekend and that Monday is kind to you.  We had a pretty chilled out weekend to recover from our trip earlier in the week.  Today had a very early start as my husband had to get up at 3:30 am for a flight to France for work.  I think I might have a little afternoon snooze to catch up on some sleep!

I’m back with another card for the Alphabet Challenge which is now on Y for yarn (or string or twine).  I had a rummage through my jar of string and bakers twine and chose a green twine with silver through it.  I thought it would pass for spring green and was an excuse to make some more of these cute daffodils from the Altenew dies that I recently got with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.


I started by cutting squares from green and white card.  I blended two yellow distress inks at one side of the white square (mustard seed and squeezed lemonade).  I then wrapped the green bakers twine around this same end of the white card and stuck it on the back with some tape.

The altenew die has 4 layers and I cut out different shades of yellow before making up two daffodils and sticking them to the card with 3d pads.  I stamped thank you in the corner and added some pale yellow pearls for a finishing touch.


I hope that you like my little spring card.  Thank you so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Feeling springy!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you all had a fab weekend.  We had such unseasonably warm weather that it felt like spring had sprung.  We got quite a bit of clearing done in the garden and bought supplies to get the base made for our new greenhouse so hopefully we will get that up soon!  I also had a very fun shopping trip spending a book token I got for Christmas and I have a lovely stack of new books to work my way through, such a treat!  What were the highlights of your weekend?

Anyway I’m here to share a card which was definitely inspired byt the spring weather.  The card is for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has the following sketch.


I’ve been trying to buy less craft magazines but I couldn’t resist the latest Simply Cards and Papercraft issue as it had a beautiful Altenew daffodil layering die.  Last year in another magazine I got the rose version and I’ve used it lots so that was my justification to buy it!  The magazine also has some beautiful coordinating papers that you can download so I used them too.


I thought it would perfect to send to a friend of my Mum’s who shares the same birthday as me next week so it killed two birds with the one stone!


I hope that you like this little touch of spring and that you are off to a great start with this new week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x