Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Dictionary Day

Happy Friday! Did you know October 16th is Dictionary Day? It’s also time for a new weekly challenge at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge. Joanne is setting our challenge this week and she needs very little excuse to celebrate words – celebrate with her by using a dictionary page, a dictionary definition or making words the focal point of your card.

I recently downloaded a printable from Calico Crafts on Etsy and I thought these Halloween Dictionary Definition words are perfect. I used a Haunted House die from Tattered Lace and some papers from the Rose Gold Memories paper pad from Craftbox UK.

I started by making a square card base with some black card. I cut a vertical panel of a book print paper and inked around the edges with some black ink. I then cut a square of a complementary paper and ripped around the edges before inking to get rid of the white edge. The haunted house was cut from black centura pearl and the windows were paper pieced with holographic card. I added a holographic moon and then layered up the definition before adding a few nuvo drops in black to finish the card off.

I would walk swiftly past this house I think!! I hope you will share your dictionary inspired projects with us this week.

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, it means so much to me.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


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



Hi crafty people! How’s your week going?  We’ve got a very wet day here which the garden is loving although I wasn’t when walking back from the dropping the car off at the garage for a service!

It’s perfect crafting weather though, so I’m busy with an order of 50 cards to get sent off to Australia but I also wanted to share my entry for the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #100 .  To mark the 100th challenge the theme is “celebrate”.  I’m a little ashamed to say that I’ve had this die in my stash for at least a couple of years and it was still in the packaging, unused!  So I decided now was the time to give it a go.


The celebrate die is from Tattered Lace and it’s called Monumental Celebrate.  The balloons, party hat and crown are from the Party Dies set from First Edition Craft.


I’m going to need to make an envelope I think for this one as I don’t have one in my stash but I liked how it came out.  If you like your cards to really stand out on the shelf in among all the others I think this die is perfect!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.  I also sell a selection of cards on my Etsy Shop, the Ginger Ninja Crafts Shop if you are looking for a card to send to someone special.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Celebrate with a roar!

Hi crafty people, hope you are having a great weekend.

Today I would like to share my entry for the 100th Male Room Challenge which has the theme Celebrate.


I must admit I made this card a few weeks ago for My husband’s birthday and I keep forgetting to share it on my blog, but the king of the jungle sending birthday wishes in a crown has got to count as a celebration hasn’t it?!


I bought this Tonic Studios lion die at a recent craft fair in Glasgow and I just had to use it for this card as my husband is from South Africa and loves cats (just as well as we have three sharing our home!).  I found some cute gingham paper that I thought matched the lion colours and then mounted it all on a black square to make it stand out a bit more.  I think the Happy Birthday was from a Tattered Lace set and the stamp was from Clearly Besotted.


I hope that you like my celebratory lion and I’d love it if you said hi in the comments.  Thanks so much for stopping to have a look at my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Fusion card challenge daisies

Happy friday crafty people!  I hope you all had a great week.  Mine has gone so fast I can’t quite believe it but I’m taking it as a sign of enjoying myself and nothing to do with getting older (eek please humour me!!)

Today I have an entry for the Fusion card challenge which has the theme of daisies.  I love this challenge as it gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one or both.  Check out for all the information.


And here is my finished card.  It was a pretty quick one to make but I’m quite pleased with the result.  I used flower dies from a Tattered Lace set and finished them off with dovecraft liquid pearls to cover the hole in the middle.  The embossed section is another Anna Griffin embossing folder from Cuttlebug and I thought the flowers linked with the theme.  The sentiment came from a Hunkydory set with a recent magazine.

I hope that you like the card and that you are winding down for a fun weekend.  Thanks again for stopping by to my wee corner of the internet.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x



Let in snow….. in July?!

Happy Friday crafty people! This week on the Male Room challenge the theme is “fish or fishing” ( and initially I thought I wouldn’t participate as I didn’t have anything relevant in my stash.  However I was having a look through my Christmas dies and came across this cute penguin so I’m in!


The die is from Tattered Lace, I think was a gift with a magazine and I had never used it.  I used a mixture of paper piecing and colouring on the penguin, fish and bucket.  The background is embossed and I cut and layered 4 rings to give the card some dimension.  I hope you like it.



Have a great weekend.  Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)



Hope your birthday doesn’t suck!

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a great Tuesday.  Today I’m back with another card challenge, this time The Male Room Challenge #88 ( .  The challenge is to create a masculine card which is inspired by a film title.  I decided to go with Dracula as I have some very cute tattered lace dies which I could use!  First I decided to create stepper card using two card bases, one white and one blue.  First I scored the blue card at 5cm from the long edge of one side.


Then I put glue on the other side of the blue card and stuck it to the front of the white card to create the stepper.


I used some halloween dies from Tattered lace to cut the Dracula, the bat and the spooky tree.  I used black card stock to create the ground and adhered the tree (with a silver moon in the background) and the bat.  I used a white gel pen to give the bat eyes.  I paper pieced Dracula using white, red and black cardstock and coloured in Dracula’s hands and face with a spectrum noir pen.  To finish the card off I printed the cheesy sentiment!





I’d love to hear what you think in the comments if you get a moment.  Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja)