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Go wild!

Happy Monday crafty people! How was your weekend? We had a wee road trip over the river Forth to Fife which was really lovely. The sun shone and we visited a couple of beaches, had a nice coastal walk and didn’t stay too long as the public toilets were still closed! The challenges of lockdown continue ūüėČ It was so good to get a change of scenery and blow the cobwebs away. I’m back today with a card inspired by a couple of challenges: The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (#164) and Freshly Made Sketches (#444).

I pulled out some animal print papers from a Wilko set and Zebedee the Zebra Box Pop from Hunkydory. I also used some black card, a small strip of silver card and some pink pearlised card. The stamp came from a magazine gift set and I used Papermania silver embossing powder for the sentiment.

I layered up with head of the zebra and he made me giggle as that face looks so bored, not wild at all!

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #40

Crafts Galore Encore #77

Cute Card Thursday #643 Stitching around the zebra

Crafty Creations Challenge July 2020

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Don’t Let Anyone Burst Your Bubble!

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well. I’m back with my entry for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers who are on W for Water this time. They have such fun challenges and I love seeing the cards the design team come up with, there is always a couple that make me laugh out loud!

I used a digi stamp and background paper from Doctor Digi. The stamp is Bath Time Deirdery and I coloured it with alcohol pens and then fussy cut it out. I added the image to a some white card layered up with some pale blue card. To finish off the image I used a glitter stickles for all the bubble bath and added some nuvo drops around as if bubbles are floating around the bathroom.

The background bubble paper is the second one in the set from Doctor Digi. I added a sentiment from a Tracey Hey stamp set.

I love the characters that Doctor Digi creates, they always make me smile. I always have a book to read in the bath but I’m sure if I attempted a newspaper it would end in a soggy mess! I hope that you are keeping safe and well. Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, you have made my day!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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T is for Technique

Hi crafty people, how are you today? I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend! I’m here today as a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge as I was crowned the Queen of Snark for their M is for Magic challenge with my witchy Stella project.

Part of my royal duties (well all of them really!) is to be a guest designer for a challenge so here is my post for the brand new challenge….. T is for Technique!

I decided to use die cutting and stamping as they are my most used techniques. I chose to use the Life Happens stamp set from Hot off the Press and the chocolate squares die from Tattered Lace.

I used centura pearl card in chocolate brown and a cadburys purple colours and added some nuvo glitter drops.

I hope it made you smile and that you have some chocolate today!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Card with Catitude!

Hi crafty people! Just a quick post to share a card I made for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers which is on I for Inks. I used distress oxide in abandoned coral and a paw print stencil to create a patterned circle. The larger circle was made to match by blending the ink around the edge of the die cut circle.

I stamped one of these cats with catitude, coloured with alcohol inks and fussy cut him out. The sentiment I used came from this Taylored Expressions set.

I added the image to the circle panels, stamped the base card and then added some nuvo drops as a finishing touch.

I hope my grumpy cat made you smile! Have a lovely evening.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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Stop Trying to Make Everyone Happy…

Happy hump day!¬† It’s a beautiful sunny day in Scotland and I’m sat in the garden peering at my laptop under the sunshade as I write this blog post!¬† You can’t waste any sunny days here, you never know when they will happen again.

I’m here with an entry for the¬†Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #160 which has the theme Y is for yellow.¬† I took the opportunity to use my new die set which came with the new issue of Die Cutting Essentials magazine.¬† It has a cocktail glass and accessories and is a fab set.¬† I was so happy to see it when we were out doing our weekly shop at the weekend.¬† I’ve already made a bunch of cards using the set but here is my entry for this challenge.

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I printed the sentiment and added some patterned papers and embossed card to complete the card, I hope it makes you smile!

If you are interested in seeing some more of the cards I made using this die set I’ve uploaded a video sharing some of them, you can watch it by clicking here:

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet, if you have enjoyed my blog post please consider subscribing or leaving me a like or a comment, it would make my day!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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M is for Magic!

Happy hump day crafty people!¬† How are you all doing?¬† It’s a chilly but sunny day here in Scotland and it was lovely and clear when we did our routine morning walk.¬† Yesterday I decided a needed a few days off from the news (after the shambles of news over recent days) and it’s made a big difference to how I feel.¬† I’ve decided I will re-open the Ginger Ninja Craft shop on Etsy for UK orders tomorrow.¬† I should be able to post most of them without going into the post office and hopefully I can build up some business again!

As well as getting organised for that I made a card today for the¬†Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge which has the theme of Magic for the letter M!¬† I decided to treat myself to a new Stella image from¬†Bugaboo Stamps as they always make me smile!¬† I’ve used Make it Snappy Stella Witch.

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I coloured the image with alcohol pens and used them to colour the sentiment panel too.  Then I added some matting and layering with patterned papers, and coloured cardstock before adding a few nuvo glitter drops to finish it off.

Many thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

 

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Feeling frightful!!

Happy hump day, hope you are having a great day!

I’m here with a speedy post to share another entry for the¬†¬†Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers¬†challenge #146.

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I’m also including this card in theLeigh SB Designs 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop¬†(I’m a little late to the game but better late than never!)

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Here’s my sparkly pink Halloween card….

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments I have been getting recently.  I love chatting with everyone and finding new blogs to follow.  I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Being good is overrated!!

Happy Monday!  How are you all doing?  I hope you had a fab weekend.  I was in Glasgow yesterday at the craft fair at the SECC and I picked up a few new crafty items to play with!  We also were celebrating the Springboks win and looking forward to the Rugby World Cup final next weekend!

I had such fun playing along with the Cat Lover’s Blog Hop last week so it’s feeling a little strange to be sharing a project that doesn’t have a single cat on it!¬† I was inspired by the¬†Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers¬†challenge #146 for this project.

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I decided to use the Good to be Bad stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  I used some pink glitter card and made an inky background for my witch by smooshing distress oxides in abandoned coral and picked raspberry as well as the milled lavender distress ink.  I added some little star stamps and the sentiment heat embossed in white.

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I used the spectrum noir sparkle pen in crystal clear over the witches outfit to make it a little more bling!

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I’d also like to enter this project into the¬†Cardz 4 Gals¬†challenge which is to use something beginning with S.¬† I’m counting the sparkly elements and the stars!¬† I’m also including this card in theLeigh SB Designs 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop¬†(I’m a little late to the game but better late than never!)

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments I have been getting recently.  I love chatting with everyone and finding new blogs to follow.  I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Over the hill!

Happy Friday crafty people!¬† How’s your week been?¬† I’ve had a good week, nothing too exciting but managed to fit in lots of crafting so that is always a good sign and it’s nearly the weekend!¬† My husband is golfing three days in a row but we’ve also got plans for a trip into Edinburgh for an evening at the fringe to see a couple of shows and have some food.¬† We usually go to see lots of things in Edinburgh festival and fringe but this year we’re just squeezing in one evening before it all finishes up with the fireworks on Monday night.¬† Hopefully we will head into town to see the fireworks too as that’s always a good show.¬† We’re also going to a braai on Sunday for South Africans in Scotland (and their families!).¬† I hope you’ve got some lovely things planned over the weekend.

Anyway back to the crafting!¬† Today I’m sharing a card for the¬†Sisterhood of snarky stampers challenge¬†R for RIP!

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I love their prompts as they are always unique and make me smile.  I had recently got this digi (Stella Birthday Reaper)  from Bugaboo stamps and I thought it was very fitting!

I coloured Stella in with pencils and trimmed the panel down before inking around the edges with a makeup sponge and some black ink.

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I’m trying to use up some of my large pile of patterned papers so I picked a couple and some purple card to make up some panels.¬† The finishing touch is some purple gems to add a little bling for Stella!¬† I hope she makes you smile!

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

A gem of a challenge #16 – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations #396 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper Challenge #444 – Anything Goes

Catch the Bug August – Anything goes

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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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!)