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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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Monday, 26 September 2016

SOME MORE WORK.... CUTESY ALERT !!!

Hello Peeps,
Here we are at the start of another week and nearly at the end of September !! Where does the time go ????
I have been beavering away recently making another load of card commissions and here is the first one I would like to show you.

This is another bow card - which have become really popular here on my little Greek island since I made the first one a couple of months ago !!!
Many thanks go to  SANDRA STRIJLAND   for designing the awesome PDF template for this fabulous design. I just can't stop making them. It takes me about 4 hours if I do all the stitch work and stuff, and make a box but I do love this design.



Now, those of you who know me........ don't faint with shock that I actually own a Tilda stamp !!!!! YES - it's true :-D  I have a couple of them hiding away in a dark corner of the 'cutesy' dungeon hahahaha :-D
This card is for a 1st birthday and the proud parents call her their 'Little Princess' so I thought this card would be deserving of a Princess Tilda. I coloured her with Promarkers. I used papers from my scrapbooking box and cut out some butterflies to which I then added glitter. I stitched all the DPs onto the base cards using my sewing machine. I must admit that this time she wasn't very happy about it, but then I have made about 10 of these puppies during August and Sept, so she's worked hard. !!! 
The little no.1 balloon is actually pink miri card but that obviously doesn't photograph well due to the reflective surface, but I can assure you it is a vibrant fuchsia pink :-D

I will show you the others I did over this week when I get my photographs organised :-)

Thanks for popping in.


Challenges I am entering:

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Sept - Lace or Ribbon   30/9




Thursday, 15 September 2016

I'M BACK AGAIN !!

Good morning Peeps and I hope you are all well. I am back again after having some surprise visitors for a couple of days and I have really had such a wonderful time. People I haven't seen for about 28 years !!!!! :-D
So - feeling bright and chipper this morning, I was browsing the Challenges and was inspired to create....... so I made this.........





It's one of those 'Slider', 'Roller', 'Spinner' thingies.... whatever you call it - I can't remember LoL

The image is from The East Wind as I was inspired to join their latest Challenge.
When I saw the Blog title I got a certain song in my head -  which will probably be with me all day - but I sung out loud to it whilst creating this card Hahahaha :-D
I think he's listed as a Rat, but hey - it's my card right ?!! LoL
He does actually roll along but you obviously can't photograph the movement :-) I coloured him with Spectrum Noir pens and Derwent pencils.
I used lots of snippets from my cuttings box to make the card and a couple os little Greek coins.

Thanks for popping in. I will be back again at the weekend to publish some of my latest card commission creations but I have to get the images off my camera first. ! This new computer system that I have doesn't do it the way I'm used to so it takes me a bit of fiddling about !!!


*excerpt from "'Twas the night before Christmas" by Clement C Moore 1822*



Challenges I am entering:

The East Wind Challenge #63 - I Like to Move It, Move It       25/9
Snippet's Playground Week #246    18/9    *** Highlighted ***
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sew What  (faux stitching)   27/9
Crafting By Designs Challenges - Stitch in Time  (faux stitching)  20/9
A Snowflakes Choice Challenge #28 -  AG Christmas     20/9
CuttleBug Mania Challenge - Die Cuts       20/9
PINspirational Challenge #174          26/9    **** TOP 3 ****
   

Sunday, 4 September 2016

HELLO SUNDAY PEEPS :-)

Good morning Everyone,
I have been away from my Blog because I had my lovely Daughter and her family here for a holiday, so spent lots of time in the pool and messing around with my Grandsons :-D Both she and my SiL had some chillaxing time and everyone got a super tan :-D

I then had a big card order to do, which I will post pikkies of a bit later.

This morning I was playing with the latest FB freebie image from Angie Addison.... a cute chubby little plane and I put it together with a freebie FLAMINGO I got from Little Scraps of Heaven. I used the flamingo twice, flipped one and cut off and re-positioned his head to make him look up :-)



I coloured all the planes using various flags of the world. The background is an image of flamingos on a lake in Africa, where they flock in their trillions at certain times of the year !!!   
I also used a freebie vintage flamingo image. The LSoH flamingos were pre-coloured and they also came with a cutting file and some super background papers. You can find them HERE.

If you want to snag Angie's plane then pop over to her FaceBook Page HERE and join in :-)

Well - I hope you had a giggle and now I am off to finish my card order.

See you later and thanks for dropping in :-) xxx



Challenges I am entering:

Broken Fairy Challenge #10 - AG + Twist - Things with Wings  16/9
My Time To Craft Challenge #328 - Something That Flies  9/9
Deep Ocean Challenge #136 - Things With Wings  6/9





Thursday, 1 September 2016

CAT, CATS, CATS - YAY !!



Hi there all you kitty lovers - here is the ' heads up ' for this year's upcoming CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP  over at Janis' Blog... Her Peaceful Garden.
I had so much fun there at last year's Hop and I shall definitely be there again this year. I hope you can join in :-D

Saturday, 6 August 2016

FIRST EVER MIXED MEDIA CANVAS :-D

Hi Peeps,
I hope you are having a fabulous crafting weekend. 
I have popped in to show you my first ever Mixed Media canvas. 
It is 10 " x 12 ".
I have been working on this for the last week.
My DD has just turned 30 today and will be coming out to see me in 10 days time, and I have made this as part of her Birthday present stack :-D
The little photo is of her and her Dad ( now deceased) when she was about 1 year old.

I was totally inspired by a piece made by GABRIELLE POLLACCO that I saw on You Tube.
I didn't have half the stuff that she used but I had great fun with what I had.
The frame at the bottom left is made by cutting the same design 8 times from card and sticking all the pieces together, since I don't have any of those chipboard pieces :-)
I made the octopus tentacles with air dry clay. Assorted beads and stuff from my stash and the starfish + shells are from my local beach.
The central shell part was made with rolled out clay and squashing it in an embossing folder.
The background is a mixture of acrylics + paints.

I printed out a vintage picture of a sailing ship (very tiny) and inserted it into a dinky little glass bottle :-)

I am pretty sure my DD doesn't look at my Blog so I should be safe showing this one here :-)




Thank you very much for stopping by. xxxxxxxxxxxx


DecoArt Americana multi surface satin: Coastal Waters, Blue Bird, Gold Metallic Lustre
Lumier Metallic Acrylics: Pearl Violet, Pearl Magenta, Pearl Emerald, Pearl Turquoise, Halo Blue Gold
White Gesso
Das Air Dry Clay



Challenges I am entering:

Broken Fairy Challenges #8 - AG Twist - use your stash
Creative Artiste Challenge #17 - AG Mixed Media   29/8
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything But A Card
Frilly & Funky Challenges - By The Sea    **** TOP 3 ****



Thursday, 4 August 2016

OH, HOW I LARFED 2 !!!

Oh - How I larfed !!!! 
Got myself a new screwdriver with a ratchet system handle.... much better for poor arthritic wrists with no strength........... It has this plastic hanging system where all your Bits fit too ................................but look at how you have to get it out of the packaging !!!!!! WTF !!!!


             

I mean - if this was the ONLY screwdriver you possessed, you'd be well stuffed  cuz you can't use the screwdriver to undo the screw cuz it's screwed into the plastic packaging  !!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

CANDY GIVEAWAY

WooHoo - We are nearly at 100 Followers over at SHOW US YOUR PUSSIES CATS ONLY CHALLENGES so I have got a bit of Candy to be given away when we get there. Here is what I will send to the lucky Winner chosen at random after we crash through the 100 barrier  LoL :-D


International postage not a problem since I live in Greece so anywhere else is International ...   hahahaha

Come on all you furbaliscious KITTY lovers - why not come over and join us, play along with the Challenges and snag yourself some lovely kitty inspired FREEBIES too.

Click HERE to come and see.





Saturday, 23 July 2016

MY CARD ORDER FINISHED :-)

Hello Peeps and happy weekend !! :-)
Here's what I have been working on recently.

I saw this Double Bow card the other day on Fiki's Blog at BAD KITTY'S CRAFT ROOM and I just had to go buy the File.... it's just fabulous and so versatile. I used it for one of the wedding cards on order and made another more Goth style.



I downsized the bow for the Goth card but forgot to do that on the back 'ribbon' but it still looks ok :-)


If you want to buy this File then contact Sandra... deets are at SANDRA's SCRAPSHOP and she has a FaceBook Group Page too HERE.

I had already been inspired by a card I saw on her Blog but I didn't have the Bow File at that time, so I made my own and did this one .....



I made the bow by hand and also used various cutting files and dies for the rest :-)

This is the card that I was inspired by......


And lastly, here is the Greek Baptism card I was asked to make.......




I have fussy cut and layered the font to make it 3D and used a cutting file to make the little Dove and added a tiny silver cross charm in his beak.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend. xxx


Challenges I am entering:

Card & Scrap Challenge #121 - AG    **** TOP 3 ****



Friday, 22 July 2016

A LITTLE BIT OF POE

Hello Peeps and happy Friday to you All.

I snagged this week's Freebie from MISS RACH  and had a silly idea come into my head when I saw it. So here is the result of that very silly idea ......................


Excerpt used from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan POE.  :-D

After my bit of stress relief, I'm off now to carry on with the wedding card order !!! 

Huggies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx