Daring Cardmakers January Elemental Challenge

Happy Friday crafty people! I hope you are doing well and keeping safe. We have our first challenge of 2021 from the Daring Cardmakers blog and as it’s a new month it’s an elemental challenge. This simply means that we have some images for you to take your inspiration from. This month the lovely Dawn has chosen this beautiful selection of cosy images. Your card should use at least three elements from this selection, just perfect for the chilly start to 2021 here in the UK anyway!

I opted to use the wood effect, tartan and the ice skates to create this card.

To create this card I had a scrap of the tartan paper in my stash, I cut a piece and rounded the corners. The skates die is from the Tonic Studios Essentials Festive Die Set Wreath and Skates. I did some paper piecing and added some extra branches which I coloured with Tri-Blend markers from Spectrum Noir. I used the sentiment and heart stamp from the Warm Wishes Too set from Clearly Besotted. The wood effect paper is from a pad from the Craft Box UK monthy papers subscription.

I hope you will join in and share your cosy themed cards this week, next Friday we will be back with another prompt to keep your crafty mojo going.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx


Football Crazy!

Happy hump day crafty people! How are you today? It’s another muggy day in Scotland but at least it’s not raining ……. yet! Anything is possible, we really do get four seasons in one day here. I thought I would share a card I made yesterday, I’ve made it in a couple of different colours I liked it so much!

I used the Tonic Studios football die and a woodware football stamp for the background paper. The star embossing folder is very well used one from Tiny Tatty Teddy, Trim Craft and I think the happy birthday is a tattered lace die from a large set.

I’m not a football fan at all but my Dad was a big Aberdeen supporter so the first version is in honour of the Dons!

I also did a green one, not that I have any ties to a green team but I like the colour!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

The Male Room Challenge #141 – Birthday

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #500 – Happy Birthday

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #122 – Anything Goes

Crafting Happiness Challenge #62 – Anything Goes

Crafter’s Castle Challenge #32 – Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – August – Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #126 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


R for reindeer

Happy Thursday crafty people!  I hope your week is going well.  I’m getting an overdue haircut today and getting my grey hairs covered up!  Before I head off to be pampered I thought I would share another Christmas card I’ve been working on.

This card is for the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – R for Reindeer

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #55 – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #452 Anything Goes

Merry Little Christmas #12 Anything Goes

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This card features a reindeer die from Tonic Studios that I have had for a few years and I love paper piecing it.  I hope you like my card!

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


Back to Basics and Beyond – Gatefold card

Happy hump day crafty people!  How’s your week going?  There is a new challenge up today at the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge to make a gate fold card and share it with us.  The challenge runs for two weeks and I’m really looking forward to seeing what people come up with.

I made this card for my Mum as we are all going to see the Lion King in Edinburgh this December.  I made a base using a sheet of A4 card cut to be 15 cm wide.  I scored the gatefold using my Crafter’s Companion score board.  I added some mats and layers inside and to the two panels on the front.  Before I stuck the front panels down I decided to emboss the cream layers with a Tattered Lace embossing folder.

The lion is a Tonic Studios die and I absolutely love it.  I cut the mane and tail end from craft card and added some distress ink in vintage photo.  The face, body and tail were cut from a cream card and again I added some distress inks (mustard seed and vintage photo).  I mounted my lion on a circle of card, matted on top of a scalloped circle in the same yellow as the card base.


I found a fab printable download via Pinterest to make your own tickets ( Free printable event ticket download ) so I added in the information and printed it off on some cream card.  I trimmed off the “admit one” section to use on the front of the card and adhered the ticket inside the card.  I wanted a suitable sentiment that would run down the side of the card rather than across but I couldn’t find something in my stash so I improvised with some alphabet dies from First Edition Craft.  I thought this king of the jungle needed to roar to announce the news!

Here’s a sneak peak inside the card.  The F.D and F.S.I.L are a bit of an inside joke as my mum refers to my husband as her favourite son in law and therefore I have become her favourite daughter!  The joke is that I am an only child and have only had one husband but hey, you’ve got to take a complement when you can get it!


Thanks so much for checking out my blog today and I hope that you will pop over to the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge to see what the rest of the design team have come up.  If you join the challenge let me know here in the comments and I’d love to check out your entry.  Have a wonderful rest of your day and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


H for Hang it up

Hi crafty people, how are you doing?  I’m back today with a card for this month’s ABC Christmas Challenge for the prompt H for “hang it up”.  It took me a while to think what I would make but then I remembered that I had some Tonic Studios dies which could be used to make a hanging decoration (although I’ve only used them to make card toppers so far).  I decided to make the best of both worlds with a hanging decoration in a card!

I cut the star outline from pink mirror card twice and then used the detail die to cut out the design from the star.  It took me a little bit to work out that I needed to cut the detail from the “inside” of the one of the stars so I could match them up.   I then cut some vellum to sandwich in between the two stars and added some sparkly ribbon to hang it up.


For the card base I used some bright Christmas paper in my stash (Hobbycraft Pa Rom Pa Pom Pom 12 x 12 pad) that matched in with pink mirror card and a 7 inch square card.  I cut a large round window for the decoration to hang inside.  Then I covered the front and the inside with some of the patterned papers and cut a round frame for the window from the pink mirror card.  I added a white circle inside to write a message to the recipient.  I fussy cut a couple of the baubles from the paper and added them on 3d foam pads in two corners of the card.  Inside I added a die cut sentiment.  To add the decoration I folded the ribbon over the top edge of the card and stuck it down with a piece of washi tape so it can be easily removed.


I hope that you like my hang it up project for the challenge and that you are having a fabulous Easter weekend.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I would love it if you left me a message in the comments to let me know what you think or even just to say hi!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Back to Basics and Beyond – Use a Spray

Happy hump day crafty people!  How are you doing?  Today there is a new challenge launching at the Back to Basics and Beyond blog.  The prompt this time is to use a spray.

I picked out some floral stamps from a magazine gift and a sentiment from a Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps set.


I stamped the posy of flowers and heat embossed it in clear on white card stock.  I used inks and a water brush to paint the flowers and leaves.


Then I made a mask for the flowers by stamping onto a post it and fussy cutting it out.  I covered the stamped image and then added some ink through a home made stencil (used a Tonic Studios background leaf die).  I had seen someone using a make up brush like this for ink and bought a few very cheaply on ebay.  I am so impressed, the ink goes on really evenly and smoothly.  I’ve got a few brushes that were pretty expensive and are specifically for applying ink and I don’t do a good job with them!  I always seem to end up with very uneven colour but these brushes are fab! I took away the stencil and then sprayed some ink from a height.  I liked how there is some fine mist as well as some larger splashes.  The colour I used is buttercup.


To finish off I stamped the sentiment and then mounted on some dark green card before adding to the card front.


I hope you will pop over to check out the rest of the design team projects as there are some beauties there.  Let me know if you are joining in with the challenge, you can use any spray at all (ink, bleach, mica etc).  Thanks so much for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Hopping by to say hello!

Hi crafty people, how’s your week going?  I’m not sure where my time has gone this week!  I’m just writing this blog post before I go and pick up my car from the garage as she has passed her MOT (phew!).  I’m sharing a cute Easter card that I made using the Tonic Studios Betty Bunny die set. I cut the bunny components from some craft card.  I had some cute carrot print digital paper that I used for the background and I fussy cut a few carrots out for the bunny to be holding onto.  The leafy green paper came from the same set as the carrot paper.


I added some mats and layers to the sentiment and arranged the panels on the card front.  I finished it off with some doodled lines around the edges of the panels.


I hope you like this cute Easter card.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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

Aud Sentiments 224 – Easter/Spring

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge – Easter

Crafter’s Castle #16 – Spring

Creative Fingers #161 – anything goes


Friday hedge-hugs!

Happy Friday crafty people!  I hope you have had a wonderful week.  I’m back with a couple of cute cards today.  I made these two hedgehogs using the Tonic Studios Harry the Hedgehog die set.  I decided to make one Harry and I used the bow from the Frankie Fox set to make a little Harriet too!


I couldn’t decide which I preferred so they both ended up on a card.  I used a leaf background die (also from Tonic studios) and a balloon die from First Edition Craft (Party dies set).  I added a stripe of patterned paper to match with the bow or tie and a stamped sentiment.  The sentiments all came from the Happy Hedgehogs set from MFT.


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

Alphabet Challenge – A is for Animals

Simon Says Stamp – Animal Antics

Cupcake Inspirations – Woodland Animals

My time to craft – hedgehog

I hope these make you smile today.  Have a wonderful weekend when it comes.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x




G for Glitz

Happy Tuesday crafty people!  Can you believe it’s the last week of March already?  I’m back with the third of my cards for the ABC Christmas Challenge for March which is the letter G and the prompt G for Glitz!  I do love a bit of glitz in my cards so I pulled out my glitter card stash and chose this dark navy.


I used a Tonic Studios die set which included the dove and the Peace sentiment.  I paired the glitter card with a crisp white and layered up the card with some wet glue.


Hopefully you can see the full glitter effect here.  I am also entering the card into the Crafter’s Castle March Challenge – anything goes with optional extra of using glitter.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will pop back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!)x