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Waving not drowning!

Happy Monday crafty people!  I hope you had a great weekend and that your week has got off to a good start.

My first post for this week is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and here is the sketch.

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I used a stamp set that I’ve had for ages from Altenew called “You are” for the waves and I used a sentiment stamp from Letter it.  I stamped the waves and heat embossed in white.  I then added some water to pixie powder (emerald green and teal wash) and painted the waves.  They have a lovely sheen and I thought the colours complemented the blue card to make some pretty waves.

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I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using the Wow embossing glitter in Calypso.  I made a glittery panel to mount the sentiment on by heat embossing a piece of scrap card with the same embossing powder.  I then popped it on using 3d pads to give it some dimension.  The finishing touch was to add some bubbles using nuvo crystal drops in ivory sea shell.

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What do you think?  Have you used pixie powders to paint?  I think they must be my most reached for supply at the moment, do you have any other techniques using them?  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it’s so lovely interacting with people on here, always makes me smile!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Got the gift tags….. just need to buy some gifts!

Hi crafty people!  My Christmas crafting catch up continues today with a batch of gift tags for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which has the theme of Wrap it up this week.

I have a big pile of off cuts of card which I thought would be good for cutting tags from.  Does anyone else love it when you can use up scraps of paper and card?  I find it so satisfying!!  Anyway,  I used a stitched tag die to cut some Kraft card tags.

Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in nuvo glacier white and then heat embossed some cute little trees.  The powders I used were gold (funstamps) and green glitz and red glitz (Wow).

Lastly I added some bakers twine with a gold thread through it.

I’ve added them to my tag stash so all I really need to do now is get the presents and wrap them before I can add a tag!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Freshly Made Sketches 366

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a great weekend.  Today I am sharing my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which has this fun sketch….

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I am still on a roll of reindeers today so I opted for a rudolph as the focal image using this die I’ve had in my stash for a while now (sorry I can’t remember where I got it from!).  I made the stripes in the background by inking up some card stock with embossing ink and adding embossing powder.  I used the Wow rose gold powder on white card and on a pale gold paper I used a powder which I have had for over 10 years I think.  It’s called stardust and I think the make is Funstamps.  I finished off the card with a sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted and some nuvo crystal drops in ivory seashell and antique rose.

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I hope that you like my card, I was quite pleased with it and I think I might make a batch of these to send to people as I’m still needing to make cards to send!

Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and I hope that you will say Hi in the comments and come back again soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

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Walking in a winter wonderland

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a fab day.  Today I’m sharing a card for the  Paper Players Challenge , which currently has a Christmas theme.  This was a new challenge to me but I do love a crafty challenge!

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I decided to go for a snowman theme and pulled out a stamp that I bought last year from Wild Rose Studio.  I stamped it in memento ink and coloured it with a mix of alcohol pens from spectrum noir, Nuvo and First edition.  I added a little sparkle with the spectrum noir sparkle pen.

To make the scene for my snowmen I cut a scalloped circle from royal blue and a white circle to go on top.  I heat embossed some snow flakes in 3 different colours and added some white glitter card for the snow on the ground.  Then I mounted the cute snow family on top.

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To make the stopper I just added a blue circle with a sparkly mini christmas tree and raised it with some foam pads.

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I hope that you like my finished card, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x)

Supplies list:

Snowmen stamps (CL461) from Wild Rose Studio

Alcohol pens – First Edition, Spectrum Noir and Nuvo

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Card – white glitter, royal blue and baby blue

Circle and scallop circle dies from Tonic Studios

Embossing powder – Papermania silver

Wow Embossing glitters – Calypso and Under the Sea

 

 

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Star fold cards

Hi there! I thought it was about time I shared a fancy fold card which I’ve been playing with recently.  I watched a couple of tutorials to get the basics and then had a play with some copier paper to get the measurements for a couple of sizes.  Please excuse my scrappy drawings here but I thought it might save someone some time if they wanted to make some of these cute cards.

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The first one I used the smaller size, starting with a 21 cm square.  I used some Hobbycraft festive paper, a coordinating gem and added a sparkly sentiment in the middle using the Wow embossing powder in Calypso.

 

For the larger version I used a 30 cm square and some pretty floral paper from a Trimcraft pad.  I added a few rose gold butterflies and a rose gold sentiment inside.  I’m sure I will be able to use this card once the spring comes round!

I hope you like my star cards.  I’d love to see if you have a go at making these what you come up with.  Do you have a favourite fancy fold card to make?

Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Supplies Used:

Pa rom pa pom pom paper pad by Hobbycraft

Paper Flowers pad by Trimcraft

Wow Embossing Powders – Calypso and Rose Gold