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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 :-)

PLEASE DROP BY MY SHOP

Followers

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

MEOW-LOWEEN IS COMING

Hello Peeps,
Here I am with a Meow-loween card I made for WEEK 3 of the SUYP Cat Lovers' Challenge #23, where I have used a brand new image by FIKI from BAD KITTY's CRAFT ROOM and papers from the Merry Halloween Kit by FAR FAR HILLS. The frame is a new die set that I bought from Fiki's Craft Shop...  THE CRAFTY KITTY CAT SHOP.  



 I coloured the kitty with Spectrum Noir markers.
 The papers are from the Merry Halloween Kit by FAR FAR HILLSI had a bit of a printing error with the pumpkin paper, but it worked ok so I used it :-D


Don't forget we are getting really close now to the annual kitty Hop ...
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here with Janis at Her Peaceful Garden.

Don't forget that Janis has a GIVEAWAY for 
displaying her 2017 Cat Lovers' Badge.


Of course - as a Crazy Cat Lady, I shall be there :-D 
I have designed a brand new set of Kitties for Janis to give away as a Prize and there will be lots of other awesome designers there with Prizes for you to win :-D
I hope you will purr on over xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ME xxx


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP 2017

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Lots of Sponsors and mega giveaways + prizes for you to win.
Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for 

displaying the 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

WHITE ON WHITE

Hi All,
Here is a piece I made to go on our new Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES. This fortnight our theme is #97 AG with Optional Twist WHITE on WHITE.
I have used EASTER LAMBS  by IKEsART as my image with assorted flowers I made with die cuts and an embossing folder for the background.
Sorry the photo looks a little 'blue' .... must have been the camera or lighting or something cuz it's most definitely all white !!! LoL


I hope you will come over and play along with us. The current Challenge runs until midnight Sunday 24th September.
Click HERE to go there.

We are pretty busy getting ready for our 100th Challenge - there are lots of Sponsors lined up and special Gifts from my DT as well as Candy from me :-D


Thanks for dropping in xxx



Monday, 4 September 2017

50 SHADES

Hello Peeps,
My friend sent me a FB message today with a fabulously funny poem by Pam AYRES and after I finished chuckling I just had to make a journal page. Whilst I read it, I got just the couple of images in my head that would fit wonderfully with this :-)

I used ' Stella Braless ' (pity they didn't have a nude Stella or a flimsy negligee Stella  LoL ) and ' Gus Flashlight '.... both from BUGABOO STAMPS. Gus has just about the right expression of shock on his face  :-D LoL   
The background is actually a colour chart with 50 shades of grey on it hahahaha






Challenges I am entering:

Catch the Bug Challenges  - AG   9/9   *** WINNER ***
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #92 - J is for Jumble  16/9
Daring Cardmakers Sept Challenge - Mood Board (colours)  8/9



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL

Hello Peeps,
Here I am with a couple of cards that I made for my Grandsons, who will be going back to school soon. The youngest will be starting Year 1  :-D

For this first one I have used  a recent  freebie from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN. It is called ' School is a Roar '. I added a ruler and my own text.

This one uses ' Ready For School ' - also from LSOH as a freebie.


Instead of using my cutting machine, I printed all the pieces onto white card and then cut by hand after colouring them with Spectrum Noir markers. I didn't want to mess about with fiddly little bits of different coloured card. 
I stuck some stick backed plastic on the eyes to make it look like glasses :-D 

https://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Category_136/Weekly-Freebie.htm                                                https://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Category_136/Weekly-Freebie.htm   

Thank you for dropping in x



Challenges I am entering:

Always Fun Challenges #21 - Back To School
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C400 - Back to School
Cupcake Inspirations #420 - Back To School


Sunday, 27 August 2017

WEDDING COMMISSION

Hello Peeps - how is your weekend going ?
I have zipped in to show you a wedding card commission I made yesterday. I took inspiration on a picture I saw on Pinterest but it didn't give any credits. I got a link for Scrapbooking Life but that says she saw the picture somewhere and didn't show an original creator.

I cut and made the flowers using assorted dies, and did everything in basic white card stock.



Just got back from delivering it and the big wedding is tonight, so it will be noisy up the mountain later :-D

Thanks for popping in.



Challenges I am entering:

Allsorts Challenge #430 - Ribbons   1/9
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #137 - Punches & Dies  30/8
Frilly & Funky Challenge - Cutting Edge   30/8



Saturday, 19 August 2017

QUEEN OF SNARK GUEST SPOT

Hello Peeps and happy Saturday,
I am here this morning wearing my official Queen of Snark tiara after winning the last Challenge over at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS.
I have made 2 pieces for you today to fit in with this fortnight's theme - W is for WEDDINGS, Challenge #91.

Mt first pieces uses IKEsART image " REALLY ? " against " JUNGLE ". The background paper is from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN - ' School is a Roar ' Set - Freebie File . The Dino is from STITCHYBEAR .




 https://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Category_136/Weekly-Freebie.htm



This 2nd piece uses IKEsART images " DAAAHHLING "  and " GOTHIC WINDOW ". The window has png panels so I added a snow scene behind. :-)
These images were coloured digitally.




Well, I hope you will pop over and the the fabulous creations by SoSS DT and maybe even feel inspired to play along too :-D
Thank you for dropping in and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.




Challenges I am entering:


Thursday, 17 August 2017

FAREWELL CARD FOR A CHUM

Hello Peeps,
Here is a card I made for a friend who has emigrated to Australia :-)
I used a Kangaroo cutting file from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN - only using the big Kangaroo without the Chrimbo hat from the set called ' AN OUTBACK CHRISTMAS ' (sorry - I can't find this in the Shop to hive you a link)




The backing paper is recycled from the inside of an envelope and the map is from the back of my 2016 Diary :-)
I cut out the Kanga and inked her edges. Added googly eyes and a little Good Luck tag in her pouch.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have a great day xxx



Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #90 - M is for Mink (fur)  18/8




Saturday, 12 August 2017

MORE COMMISSIONS

Here are a couple more recent card commissions.
The first two are for a couple with birthdays a day after each other.  The lady is into doing embroidered pictures of these 1920's ladies just at the moment, and the guy has a total of 3 sheds in his garden now and likes to make things. :-D


This one uses a clipart lady and the background I used is a new set I bought from  FOXPAWPRINTING - 

                                                 Eiffel Tower Ephemera Vintage & Retro


and I cut out an Art Deco style centrepiece.
The card that looks brown is actually a Bronze Miri Card but it doesn't photograph well - it gave me too much flash bounce back :-(



This one was made using bits and pieces from the scraps box. I fussy cut some clipart tools and added covered them with sticky backed plastic to give them shine. I used a Die'sire embossing folder for the background called ' Gun Metal'.


The same couple asked me for a science themed card for their 11 year old Grandson, so I made this one using images from  the ' Mad Scientist ' set by SMEARED INK (no longer trading) and a clipart background. The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and them fussy cut to make him 3D. I put some glaze on his glasses, and used the sticky back plastic on the laboratory beakers so they look like glass.


Thanks for stopping to say hello today :-) xx

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge #200 - Birthday  (card 2)
Just us Girls Challenge #406 - Bring on the Shine  (card 1)




A CARD COMMISSION

Here I am with my second piece today - a recent commission.
This is for a wedding celebration - the wedding having already taken place but there will be a party here to celebrate for the couple.


I used multiple cutting files and an embossing folder. I stuck gems onto the cross sections for added glitz. I made some assorted flowers and a stick pin, and heat embossed Congratulations using a rubber stamp.

I've got some other bits to show you later too :-)

Challenges I am entering: