Sea You Later!

Hi crafty people, how are you today? It’s the perfect weather for crafting here today, pouring with rain! I’m

I recently purchased Papercraft Essentials issue 189 and it came with this cut and emboss folder and a circle and flower die.

I used the folder on some white card and then blended some inks on it to make a blue underwater wave scene. (I used distress oxide in Salty Ocean and blue print sketch and distress ink in faded jeans).

I then cut the smaller circle and heat embossed a sentiment from the Make a Splash stamp set from Tracey Hey. Then i blended a mix of peacock feathers distress ink and salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress oxides. I then sprayed some water and blotted some of the ink off.

I popped the embossed card up on 3d pads and added some navy blue card behind the window and then glued it to a C6 card base. The focal image is a sea horse from the Make a Splash stamp set, coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut out. I added some sea weed (die cut from the Memory Box, Under the Sea die set) and Nuvo sequins ( ice white and aqua aurora)

I hope that you like my sea themed card. I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – #499 Nautical

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #41 – Anything Goes

Double Trouble Challenge #63 – Dry Embossing

Crafter’s Cafe Blog Challenge #248 – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges #412 – Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts blog, I hope you will pop back soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Hugs and Happiness

Hi crafty people, I hope you are doing well. It’s been a misty and wet weekend in Scotland which is perfect crafting weather! Today I am sharing a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (number 439).

I decided to use another die cut from a recent swap I took part in, a square with circles around the edge. I layered it with a square of lilac patterned card from my stash of left over bits and pieces! I stamped and coloured one of my favourite cuties from the Rhino Rascals stamp set by Tracey Hey. The sentiment I’m using comes from a Marianne Design set.

I added some tattered rose distress ink to the centre of the white panel and die cut a little scribble circle die in a pale lilac vellum.

I added the cute rhino and sentiment and a few nuvo jewel drops (pale periwinkle and steel blue) to complete the card.

I think my favourite thing is those little mouse slippers, every rhino needs some spotty mouse slippers I think! I hope you are all safe and well.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #510 – Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies June Challenge – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges #410 – Anything Goes

A bit more time to craft Challenge #117 – Anything Goes


Stay safe…… eat cake!

Hi crafty friends, how’s your day going?  The sun is shining for us and we’ve had a productive morning in the garden and now planning to chill out this afternoon and maybe watch a movie and facetime my Mum.  I found a little time to do some colouring for the 30 day colouring challenge over on Instragram.  I started by making some smooshed ink backgrounds…..


I’ve been loving my Tracey Hey stamp sets at the moment and I coloured in this cutie from the Rhino Rascals set.  I coloured him with my alcohol pens and fussy cut him out.  Then I cut three different sizes of circles and stamped some hearts in the same inks that I smooshed for the background.  The sentiment and heart are both from the Rhino Rascals set too.


I hope you are all safe and well.  I thought I would share a couple of pics of spring flowers from our garden…

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #37

A bit more time to craft #114 – Anything goes

A bit more time to craft extra challenge #April

The Alphabet Challenge – A for anything goes

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx



King of the tigers!

Happy hump day crafty peoples! I hope you are doing ok, we continue to be on lockdown but feel very lucky to have be able to stay safe in our home and we’re keeping our spirits up as best we can.  Crafting is definitely one of my coping strategies and I treated myself to a few new stamp sets which have been delivered.  Today I’m sharing the first project from one of my new stamp sets, Catitude by Tracey Hey.  These are such cute stamps and after watching the Tiger King on netflix over the weekend I knew what I was going to make today!!

I stamped the tiger out with black archival inks and coloured him with spiced marmalade distress oxide ink, black memento ink and a water brush.

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I thought this regal tiger needed a star so I cut one from a copper mirror card and a spotty patterned paper from my stash to layer them up.  Once he was in place I gave him his golden crown, with some paper piecing of the copper card and a healthy dose of small golden gems.

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I hope you like my little Tiger King and he made you smile today!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

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

Show us your pussy cats challenge #53 anything goes

A perfect time to craft challenge #4 – 2020 anything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #37


Stay Strong Saturday

Hi crafty people, hope you are having a nice day despite the current restrictions.  I am sharing a card I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge .

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I decided to use the Rhina Rascals stamp set from Tracey Hey for this card.  I love these stamps and I am waiting for a wee order I placed this week to arrive.  In the mean time the wee unicorn dressed up as a bee is one of my favourites so I stamped him and coloured him with alcohol pens before fussy cutting.  I have a file full of papers that I have made with inks, pixie powders, stencils etc so I found some to use for this card.  The side panel was smooshed inks and the two smaller hexagons were pixie powders through a honeycomb stencil.  I added a third hexagon in blue vellum and arranged them as per the sketch.

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I added the sentiment from the same stamp set as were the little hearts that I added to finish it off.

I would also like to enter this card into the

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge – April

Crafty Creations Challenge – April

A bit more time to craft challenge #113

Take good care everyone

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


Cardmaking · Garden progress

Crafty makes and garden pics

Hi crafty people, how is your weekend going? I hope you are finding time for some relaxation and fun.  We’ve had a lovely weekend.  We went to the cinema on Friday night to see Robert the Bruce which was excellent.  Yesterday I met up with friends for a walk and then my hubby and I went out for dinner at a restaurant in our village and we made it home in time for him to see South Africa win at the cricket so he was very happy!  Today I’ve been pottering in the garden with the cats and I thought I would share a few pics before I get onto the main business of sharing a crafty make!!  Having the greenhouse has allowed me to plant lots of things from seed (including all of these in the pics).  You’ll see peas, courgettes (green and yellow), nasturtiums, livingstone daisies, marigolds, aubergines and cucumber plants.

This is the card I made for the following challenges:

My Favourite Things Sketch Challenge 444

My Time To Craft Challenge #400 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside


The theme was the perfect excuse for me to use my Tracey Hey stamps again!  I do love those stamps!!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Hi crafty people,  I hope you are all having a fab Saturday.  I’m back with a card made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 393 .

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I used my favourite stamp from a Tracey Hey set called Rhino Rascals,  the little rhino dressed up as a bumble bee is so sweet!


I then made a honeycomb background for him to sit on using a stencil, some mustard seed distress ink and a foundation brush.  I finished off with some strips of yellow and black card and stamped the sentiment “stay strong”.


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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x


Just keep swimming!

Happy fri-yay!  How’s your week been?  I hope you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend ahead.  I’m looking forward to having a weekend at home after we were away camping last weekend.  We had a great time with lots of laughs and good music but it was very muddy and I’m loving all the comforts of home!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Cupcake Challenge 472 using a pop up element.


I used the “Make a Splash” stamp set from Tracey Hey and coloured and cut out these creatures for my card.


I decided I wanted to make a twist and pop card and used the Karen Burniston die set which makes it nice and easy as it cuts all panels you need plus the mechanism for the twisting pop up section.  This is the basic mechanism with the card insert and arms which you stick on and then add the pop up panels.


I know the idea of these cards is that all the decoration is on the inside but I just can’t bring myself to leave the front totally blank!  So I added one of my whales with a sentiment and a few bubbles.


I decorated the panels inside with the other creatures and a sentiment with some patterned papers from a Hobbycraft pad.


These cards are lots of work but they are perfect for someone special or just because they are fun to create!  Thanks so much for visiting the blog and I hope that you will pop back soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x