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Hi and welcome to Ike's World. I AM PROUD TO BE A PREVIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBER FOR SMEARED INK, SIMPLY CREATE TOO,DELICIOUS DOODLES, POISONED PEAS PLEASE(now shut down)PATH of POSITIVITY, FOREVER FRIENDS DESIGN TEAM, SCRIBBLES DESIGNS, A MINION AT HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, a STITCHY's ANGEL at OSAAT. I am Co-Writer on QUOTH THE RAVEN and I run my own Challenge at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES, and SUYP Cats Only Challenge. Thanks for visiting and please drop by again :-)

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

LET's BREAK OUT THE STAMPS

Helloooo Peeps,
I thought I would go through my stamp boxes today and have a little play, and I realized how many stamps I actually have and how little I use them :-(
So today, I have used 2 sets of NBUS to make this leetle offering :-)  It's probably the closest thing you are gonna' get to Valentines from me !! Bleh humbug !!



For my base, I have used snippets of red and white card left over from Krimbo :-) I stamped the white card multiple times using stamps from my SARNTANGLES limited edition rubber stamp set. These were made by my mate SARN at Stamping For Pleasure.  I have used one of them before but most of the set is NBUS.  I used the Tangle and the LOVE stamp. I edged the card with some Whispers red ink.
On top of that I layered a piece of plain Vellum with a punched edge and attached it with a heart brad.
The Baby Teddy and his Mum are stamped using the " BEAR HUGS " set from Stampin Up.
   

Thanks for popping in. I must go now as it's Kitty Feeding Time :-)
Byeeeee  xx




Challenges I am entering:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #36   29/1
Artistic Stampers January Challenge - AG    31/1
Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge -  31/1
CCCDigi  Creations Challenge #65 - Die Cuts or Punches  31/1
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #132 - AG + Twist.. All About Love 
Paradise of Stamps Challenge #52 - AG
Snippet's Playground Weeks 263+264

Monday, 16 January 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCRIBBLES

Good morning Peeps,
I have popped in to say a Happy 4th Birthday to SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.


They are having a Blog Hop where you could win prizes for commenting and also giving away a piece of Freebie Cake.
I have used the Cake and  " Dog Wash " on my card and also a backing paper from DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES.
I coloured the dog with Promarkers and used some duck tape to paper piece his tin bath and added some Stickles on his bath bubbles.
With the cake, I superimposed some fruit cake on the image and added another candle to celebrate 4 years.




  

Right - I have to whizz off now as I have some other creations on the go and I gotta do it when my Mojo is flowing :-D xxx
Thanks for popping in .



Challenges I am entering:


Sunday, 15 January 2017

GETTING MY MOJO GOING

Hello Peeps,
Well, here we are half way through January and I must admit I haven't been doing much. !! I did a couple of new images for a request but I wanted to get back into some crafting. I have sooooo much stuff that I never even get out of it's packets, so I must give myself a butt kick and start doing things :-)
Today I have eased myself into things gently by making an ATC. I find these are the perfect size to restart my Mojo. I have used the latest Freebie from KNITTY KITTY and he's called a  " FOXICORN "....  isn't that just adorable ? !!
I coloured his horn with gold and silver pens but it doesn't show up that well :-(


Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Calendar - January Challenge  31/1 - Something New  (new digi)
Pile It On #124 - Colourfully Aware Ribbon Causes  (Rainbow)
Patties Creations Challenge #130 - Use an Animal   3/2




Tuesday, 20 December 2016

X RATED XMAS 2

Hello Peeps.... Warning !!! Look no further if you don't like gore !!!!  :-D

I have whipped up another offering for the X Rated Xmas challenge and a dark Creepmas challenge or two LoL
I chose to illustrate that well known song...... " Last Christmas, I gave you my heart "....  using one of my own ex-Smeared Ink digital images, which is called - spookily enough - ' I give you my Heart'  bwaahahahaha

So here it is...... don't look if you're squeamish............  





.......  I warned you :-D

Background paper is from TLC CREATIONS and Label is from FAR FAR HILLS - I altered the colours scheme in a graphics programme.

I would like to enter into these Challenges:

SoSS Challenge #74   - X Rated Xmas    *** Princess Winner ***
Dream In Darkness - December Challenge   9/1   ***** WINNER *****


Sunday, 11 December 2016

X RATED XMAS

Hello Peeps,
Having seen the latest Challenge at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, I couldn't resist joining in with a 'naughty' X rated Xmas piece.
I have used one of my own images here called  " BAD SANTA " coupled with papers from one of this month's Free sets from FAR FAR HILLS, called " Vintage Christmas 3 ".






I seem to have lost my day today... it's just flown past !!!

Thank you for popping in and I hope you are having a fabbo crafty Sunday. :-)

Hugz
IKE xxx


Challenges I am entering:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #192 - AG  + twist - Holiday Happiness   1.1
Come & Get It Challenges - Christmas          31.12
Crafting When We Can Challenge #134 - Christmas      7.1




Saturday, 10 December 2016

I'M SPONSORING THE NEW PAWPRINTS CHALLENGE

Hello Saturday Peeps,
I am delighted to say that I am sponsoring the brand new   PAWPRINTS CHALLENGE #1 started by Karen Howard. Here's  part of Karen's Mission  Statement...

" Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank thank you pet themed, handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write thank you messages to foster parents, donors and volunteers. 

Animal shelters and rescue groups send hundreds of thank you cards to foster parents, donors and volunteers each month. Sending Paw Prints mission is to donate enough blank thank you pet themed handmade cards to animal shelters and rescue groups so they no longer need to purchase them and are able to send a heartfelt thank you message with a personal handcrafted card. "


I have made a couple of cards which are displayed on the Challenge #1 Blog,  and there will creations from some of my IWC DT spread throughout the month.
Here is one I have made to show here on my personal Blog.
I stamped the crazy dogs and coloured them with Derwent Academy watercolour pencils. They are fussy cut and popped up with foamies.
I used a Freebie pawprint background paper from 'Animal House', which can be found HERE.


The dog set is from KATZELKRAFT, and I have the Cat set too :-)


My 2nd card uses Freebie background papers from ' The Cottage Market'  and comes in 20 beautiful colorways. Lots of gorgeous freebie papers to download HERE. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the Thank You  and pawprint medalion, and a Grumpy Cat image for inside.





The Pawprints Challenge is open for a month until 11 January 2017 so you have lots of time to pop over and play along.

Thanks for dropping by xxxx





Friday, 9 December 2016

KRIMBO KITTY

Hello Peeps - long time no speak !! :-D

I have been working away at this end making cards for orders and not really getting much time for anything else. I haven't even sent my own cards yet ! Everything will be late anyways as we have another lot of strikes in Athens, so no boats, no supplies etc. etc. so all our post will be late coming in and going out.... again !!!!! I actually went into the supermarket yesterday and there was NO meat !  First time I have ever seen that :-(

Anyhoo - I snagged a great Krimbo kitty freebie - "MEOWY CHRISTMAS " - in my newsletter from THE EAST WIND and have coloured him up in non-traditional colours. I found a lovely packet in my stash which is from Papermania - it's called ' Contemporary Christmas ' and is all lilac and grey :-)




I will show you some of my card orders a bit later - probably at the weekend, when I have a bit more time !

******  p.s.  I have a mystery...... I received this package that was posted from NORTH CHARLESTON, USA at the end of October and it contains Halloween goodies but as you see, it has been torn open at the top left corner and the sender's details are not all there. There is no name inside and I don't know who to thank !!!    ******



Thank you for popping in xxx

Challenges I am entering;

The East Wind Challenge #68      **** DT Favourite ****   


Sunday, 20 November 2016

WELL LOOKEE HERE...

Crikey.... it's me popping in on my own Blog... shock, horror !!! hahahahaha
I have been uber busy with other stuff and my Challenge Blogs so I am afraid my personal one has been a wee bit neglected. :-(
I have come to show the latest PL/ATC kits that I have made for the November Swap at YOUR PAPER PANTRY. The theme this time is Winter/Christmas, as ever hosted by the lovely Linda Lapotka.
I decided to go with reindeer and this is what my kits look like when made up.
Obviously each recipient can make them up however they want :-)
I was inspired by the brand new Freebie from MEINLILAPARK, which was the super reindeer background :-D  :-D 




I got the Chrimbo tape from my local sewing shop the other day. It's not a ribbon, it's like that fabric tape stuff that you use around edges, but it's cool :-)

Must whizz off now as have got new drawings and schtuff to finish :-D
Thanks for popping in.



Challenges I am entering:

Challenge up your Life #54 - Santa's Helpers (well that's definitely Rudolph right ?!!)    23.11.16





Tuesday, 1 November 2016

WINNER, WINNER - CHIKKIN DINNER


Good morning Peeps and here I am to announce the WINNER of the  " KITTEN KRISTMAS " ... NATIONAL CAT DAY GIVEAWAY.

Chosen by Random.org the WINNER is...............................................................



Please contact IKE to claim your Prize.  
You have 1 week to claim or then I will do a re-draw.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

WORLD CAT DAY + CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016 - LAST DAY + GIVEAWAY


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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

Hello Everyone and HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY  :-)
Welcome to the last day of the CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016.
I hope you have all had fun hopping along and enjoying the Games. I would like to say a huuuuge THANK YOU to JANIS over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN for hosting this amazing Hop again. :-D 

To celebrate both events, I have drawn a special set of kitties today called  "  KITTEN KRISTMAS " and I am going to give this away as a Prize today to one lucky participant.


To have a chance at winning, just slip your name in the LINKY below.... you don't need a Blog.... and I hope I have chosen the right type of Linky. We'll see if there are any problems !!! LoL
The Linky will stay open until midnight on MEOWLOWEEN  - 31st OCT 2016, and then I will do a random draw to find the Winner :-)

***  You don't need a Blog to enter - just stick your NAME in there *****

Thank you very much for visiting and I wish you Happy Cat Day and a great crafting weekend.

Hugz
IKE xxxxx