Ho ho ho…. it’s Christmas in July!

Hi crafty people, how are you today?  I hope you are all doing well.  We are a “man” down in the Ginger Ninja household as the Ginger Ninja himself is poorly and has been at the vets since Sunday morning.  He had a blockage in his bladder so he was really distressed and sore but after surgery and lots of TLC from the vets and nurses he is on the mend and I hope we can bring him home really soon because we are all missing him.  Here’s a pic from healthier times!


I have been crafting as a good distraction and I’d like to share a festive make for the following challenges:

Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge #446

The Male Room Challenge #115  #115

Crafty Calendar Challenge

Here is my card:


I used a new Sizzix die and I coloured his face and beard with some alcohol inks.  I paper pieced the hat with some red card and a glitter white for the fur and pom pom.

I thought I would finish off with a few pics from our wander around Edinburgh on Saturday night.  We managed to find 7 of the “Oor Wullie” statues that are dotted around the city.  I used to read the Oor Wullie cartoons in the Sunday post as a kid so it was fun to see a few and I hope to see some more before they get auctioned for children’s charities.

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Have a tee-rific weekend!

Hi crafty people and happy Saturday to you all!  I’m just popping in today with a quick make from this week.  I’m not a golfer but I grew up with two golfing parents and have married a golfer so I have a few golfing stamps and cutting dies.  I think this might be my favourite set from Tonic Studios with the golf ball, tee and tuft of grass.  I’ve been busy making a bunch of these of different ages for my etsy shop (Ginger Ninja Craft Shop) and I thought I would share it here too.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Male Room Challenge 110 – add an age

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog163

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


One layer card

Happy Thursday crafty people!  I hope you are having a great week.  It’s a gorgeous sunny day here in Scotland and we have a four day weekend to look forward to, what more could we ask for?

Today I’m sharing a one layer card, which is not something I do very often…. like almost never!  I used a record stamp from an old magazine freebie set and I used memento black ink with clear embossing powder to give it a glossy look like a record.  Then I used some washi tape to create a wide stripe.  I had to make my masking wider using two lengths of tape as my first attempt I went over the edge and made a mess!


Then I used my lovely new make up brushes to blend some distress oxide inks over this panel (from the bottom I used blueprint sketch, salty ocean, cracked pistachio and twisted citron).  I added a few splashes of water to lift the colour and then removed the tape.  I finished off by colouring the centres of the records with the matching colours before stamping “Happy birthday”.


I hope that you like my simple one layer card.  I think I don’t tend to make these as I’m quite messy and I end up wasting card blanks (as I did in this case!) but maybe I should work on being a little more precise and try out a few more one layer designs.

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will say hi in the comments.  Have a fab evening whatever you are up to.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The male room challenge – anything goes with optional twist of one layer card

Aud Sentiments – 9th birthday challenge



Happy Spring

Hi crafty people, hope you are having a fab Saturday!  I’m sharing a quick card I made this week for a few challenges.

I downloaded some digital papers recently from a lovely Etsy shop (Erin Bradley Designs ) recently including these from the yellow and grey medley.  I paired the papers up with some yellow and grey card in my stash and added some stamps from a magazine last year.


I thought the watering can with daffodil was a perfect colour match for the papers.  I hope that you like this card.  I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

The Male Room Challenge 108 – Spring

Aud Sentiments 224 – Spring/Easter

Crafter’s Castle 16 – Spring

Creative Fingers Challenge 161 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will come back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Dead Gorgeous!

Hi crafty people, how’s your day going?  I’m back with a cheeky entry for the current Male Room Challenge which asks for a gorgeous green card.


I had been asked recently if I made any zombie themed cards and I hadn’t so this is my first attempt!  I’m not very brave when it comes to scary films and zombies really freak me out but card versions aren’t too scary really!

I used these scary hand dies which I got on ebay and the Tim Holtz Zombie stamp set.


To make a background I cut a circle from a post it and used that as a mask to keep a white moon on my inky background.  I used peeled paint distress ink around the edges and then blended in cracked pistachio distress oxide ink.


When I peeled off the post it circle it left a really nice sharp white moon.  I added some zombie hands reaching from the the ground and mounted it all on a black square.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black with some green glitter behind it.


I thought the sentiments in the stamp set were all cute but this one made me giggle!  I hope that you like my zombies (if zombies are likable characters!)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, it’s so lovely to have people leave a like or a comment.  I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Slightly cheaty challenge post!

Happy hump day crafty people! I hope you are all having a lovely week.  Today I’ve got another musical themed card which I’m entering into a couple of challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (use black and white and one colour)

The Male Room Challenge (anything goes – optional twist – no designer papers)


The black and white theme brought to mind a piano and I am loving this mirror card in green at the moment so I opted to use this as the additional colour (there is a tiny bit of grey but that’s like if black and white had a baby so I’m sneaking that in!) I might be slightly cheating including the printout of sheet music in place of designer papers but hey ho it’s an optional twist!!


I hope you like my slightly cheaty challenge card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.  I love seeing your comments, it always makes me smile 🙂

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x



Happy Saturday crafty people!  I’m back with an entry for the Male Room Challenge which has the prompt “nature”.


After Christmas I treated myself to a starter set of alcohol inks from Ranger and a pack with three additional colours.  I decided that I should have a play and after watching a couple of videos on you tube I created these backgrounds with the blending tool and blending solution.  I was pretty happy with them for a starter, I love the look and they are so shiny in person.


Even though it’s winter I decided to go with an autumnal theme for my card and to use that lovely orange background.  I also used a tree die from Sue Wilson and cut it from a dark brown and then cut the leaves from my alcohol ink backing.  It’s a really lovely effect and so glossy.


I think you get a bit better idea of the leaves in this picture.


I think I’m going to have fun playing with these inks!  Thanks for visiting Ginger Ninja Crafts, have you tried alcohol inks and if so, do you have a favourite technique?  I’d love to hear your top tips in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Bubbles for the male room challenge!

Hi crafty people!  How are you doing today?  Today I’m sharing a card I made for The Male Room Challenge which this time is “anything goes, optional twist beverages”.


I used a spotty stencil to ink and then heat emboss the white “bubbles” on the background.  Then I smooshed on some distress oxides ( cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch, salty ocean & twisted citron) and distress ink (mustard seed).  I mat and layered it on some blue card and added the sentiment from a letter it set.  The can is my interpretation of a pepsi can and it’s a die I’ve had for a little while but never had a reason to use it…. until today!

I hope that you like my fizzy card and thanks again for visiting my blog.  I love it when you pop over and say hi in the comments.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Hi crafty people, I hope you are  enjoying the build up to Christmas, I can’t believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve!  I thought I would squeeze in one last challenge before the big day!  Today I am sharing a card for the Male Room Challenge which has the theme of the colour blue.


This challenge is perfect as I was just about to make a card for my husband and his favourite colour is…… blue!  I used a stocking die from Sweet Dixie and added some white glitter card and green mirror card for the details.  I used some navy blue card and snowflake paper from my stash to add some layers.




We swapped cards today and he was really happy with it.  I hope you like my blue card too.

Tomorrow will be a busy day of making mince pies, visiting the Christmas market to soak up the atmosphere and watching some festive films with some yummy treats and maybe a glass or 2 of fizz.  I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas and I’ll see you after all the excitement is over!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


The male room challenge – geometric

Hi crafty people.  I hope you are having a fab weekend.  Today I’m sharing a card for the Male Room Challenge which has a geometric theme currently. Here is my finished card…..


I decided to create a back ground with a stencil and my favourite pixie powders in midnight blue and teal wash.  The I used a Dovecraft stamp from the Lost and Found set because it had a triangle shape which I thought fitted well with the theme and the arrow background.  Then I cut three triangles and decided to make them into mountains so I gave them snowy peaks and arranged them on the card.


I hope that you like my card and thanks for stopping by to see this blog post.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x