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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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Friday, 30 November 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 39

Happy Friday Everyone :-)
Well, here we are nearly in December !!! Where did this year go ???
Here is your FREEBIE for today.... "I iz Santa"  :-)  Enjoy !! xx


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YES - Wendy asked if she could use the Kitty without the words... Of course.. anyone who doesn't want the words, please feel free to blank/cut them off :-)  Thanks for asking Wendy xx

Monday, 26 November 2012

THANKS xx

Gosh - me again.... on a Monday !!!! :-)
I got some new embossing folders recently from Docrafts... 'Bubbles' series. They are very interesting and would be great as stamps/digis, but I was wondering just how I would use them and make them show up. !! They come with a demo sheet inside that's been done on glossy card, but that's not what I want to use for everything is it ?? I picked out one called "Bubbles' Beauty Sleep".

Anyhoo, I decided to try something .... I printed a sheet of card with a plain wine colour and then embossed it with the folder. It looked pretty good but it was even better after I sanded it lightly with some fine grade sandpaper :-D  Pretty cool eh ? Then I did some faux stitching around the edges and put it onto a piece of cream card. Cut a senti and Voila !!!

The little kitty looking round the corner of the chair made me think of saying "Thanks", coz my kitties all come and lay with me if I'm under the weather and they all try and play 'Nurse Kitty'.... bless !!!

So, here it is...

I am sending this to a little friend of mine who always cares when I am sick :-) xx

Challenges I am entering:

Raisin Boat Challenge 6 - Thank You  

POISONED PEAS - THE WALKING DEAD

Me again,
This time with my DT project for the POISONED PEAS Night Crew.
                                                           
This time we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis and our theme is "The Walking Dead"
I was lucky enough to get 'Monster Clown' for my project. I coloured him with Copics and then found an old etching of a circus which I kept in black + white, so he would show off nicely. I stuck him on with silicone for added 3D.



I hope you will come over and join us at Poisoned Peas and admire the works of my DT sisters and also welcome VEE into our midst. Vee makes marvelous creations and her Blog is always an inspiration, so why not pay her a visit  :-)

Challenges I am entering:

RUDOLPH DAY 3

Hi again,
Here I am with my 3rd entry for November RUDOLPH DAY over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE.
I decided to get some stamps out today and I have used 'A Little Bit Sketchy 2' by Sheena Douglas. I stamped the images with black Stazon and then coloured them with watercolour pencils. I fussy cut the piece of fern and mounted it on tiny sticky foam pads for 3D effect.I then mounted it all onto a snippet plain fern green card and added a shiny chrimbo sentiment :-)



I hope Sarn will be pleased with me this month :-D xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Snippets Playground - Week 48
Stamping For Pleasure -  Nov Rudolph Day


SMUDGY ANTICS - REPTILE RAMPAGE


Welcome back for another challenge with Smudgy Antics. First we must congratulate last week's winner........... Donna, with her Time Stands Still creation... Awesome xx
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The challenge theme this week is "REPTILE RAMPAGE".
  
Reptile: 1.) Any various cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrates of the class Reptilia (think snake, lizard, crocodile, turtle, dinosaur, or dragon).
Reptile:  2.) A person being regarded as despicable or treacherous.

Rampage:  Violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.

We are asking you to incorporate the spirit of a reptile rampage into your project for the week.  There are several directions you can take this prompt.  You can use an image of a reptile or you can use papers or textures that resemble a reptile's skin, or in the case of a turtle, its shell.  You can throw caution to the wind and get reckless in the creation of your project by ripping, tearing, and distressing a project almost to the point of destruction while still maintaining an awesome piece.  This theme would be great for art journal pages too.  Show us, through your art, a time where you may have been reckless or on a rampage.  Too much?  How about doing a journal piece or ATC about someone or something you regard as despicable or treacherous?  If it is NOT EVIDENT as to how you used the challenge theme REPTILE RAMPAGE in your project, please explain it in your blog post.

This week I used one of the new digis I have drawn for SMEARED INK - "Snake Woman"
I put her on some snakeskin backing paper and made a couple of clay snakes for a frame.
I coloured her with my new Prismacolour pencils with some Copic highlights :-)


It would be great to see you come play with us this week and take a look at the scaly creations my Smudgy Sisters have to show you :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Quirky Crafts -  Challenge 24.. Come to the Dark Side

Sunday, 25 November 2012

RUDOLPH DAY NOVEMBER - 2

Here is my 2nd entry for the RUDOLPH DAY challenge over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE. :-) I hope Sarn will be pleased with me this month :-) 
I have used one of my new Elves from Melonheadz Illustrating as the focal image :-) Bits and bobs from stash and I used my Tim Holtz rosette cutter thingy.



This is the last Rudolph Day before the actual big day, so I must get making more Chrimbo cards, coz they take ages to post from Greece and I will probably miss Christmas altogether if I don't hurry !!!!

Challenges I am entering:

Stamping for Pleasure - Rudolph Day Nov

RUDOLPH DAY

Good Morning,
Gosh - it's come round again.... over on my friend Sarn's Blog - STAMPING FOR PLEASURE - she does Rudolph Day every month on 25th. I think the idea was to get our Chrimbo cards done well in advance....pfffttt !!! ... that hasn't happened with me LoL
Anyways, onto my card... I have used 'Cloaked Lady'   and 'A Crofters' Cottage' from Delicious Doodles. I coloured her up and then cut her out and stuck her on the cottage pikkie with silicone to make her stand out a bit.



I found some white netting from a fruit bag and made a flower and stuck a half pearl in the centre. I've had the backing paper for a while - I think it's off an old CD I have - I pleated the paper just on the right-hand side a bit. The swirl is made with a cut cut... I can't remember who it's by. I bought one of those magnetic cases to put them in, so of course, I don't have the bloomin' packaging now !!!!

So - I will be making a couple more cards today for Rudolph Day and I hope you will pop over to Sarn's Bloggie and play along :-) 

Challenges I am entering:

Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Day NOV
2 Sisters Challenge 119 - Winter Wonderland
Challenge Up Your Life 83 - 1st Snow

Friday, 23 November 2012

BLACK FRIDAY SALES


Black Friday and beyond sale




 Black Friday Book Sale
 
Now through Sunday, November 25 at 11:59PM,
Creepy Glowbugg - GLORIA -  is offering a 20% discount in Glo's Etsy shop.
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Please just copy and paste the code to ensure it is properly applied.
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and
 

 
Ikesart is offering
Buy one get one free
on all digital images in my shop. 
Just go through checkout + I will give you half back.
Offer good now thru the 25th of November.
I offer a great selection of gorgeous artwork digis for
all occasions and tastes.
I have  added some cute Chrimbo images for all of you
kitty lovers out there. Not to mention a sweet freebie on the post below
for the Chrimbo canine lovers as well.  
 
Please consider spending your holiday cash on some
small businesses like the ones listed above.
Thank you and Happy Holidaze!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 38

Hello and Happy Friday to Everyone,
I hope those that celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful time with their families and friends :-)
So, today for all the puppy lovers out there I thought I should balance out all the Chrimbo cats with a little friend for you... I give you Xmas Pup :-)




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NEW IMAGES IN STORE - 'CHRIMBO CATS'

Hi Everyone,
I have some new 'CHRIMBO CATS' images in my Store now and here's a preview.....

This one is called 'Too Much Pud'....

This one is 'Crackacat' and was the Friday Freebie a couple of weeks ago....

and this one is 'Bauble Cat' ....





Monday, 19 November 2012

SMUDGY ANTICS - TIME STANDS STILL


Hello my Monday Peeps,
I know with the holidays fast approaching it feels like time is flying by at a dizzying pace.   Everyone is rushing around getting shopping done, planning parties, and buying presents.  Many will be celebrating their holiday of choice soon and before you know it we will be bringing in the New Year!

We at Smudgy Antics are asking you to slow it down a bit for this challenge.  Not only will time be slowing down, it will be at a complete stop because this week's theme is "TIME STANDS STILL".  

Before I show you my piece, I want to say Congrats to last week's Twisted Sister winner........... DONNA

Now for this creation I have used a couple of new digis I have just drawn up for SMEARED INK......
"Warped Time" and my latest "Gravity" and these were put with the beautiful 'Clarice' from the Glam Vamps Set.
I think I am still in 'twisted' mode as I had the funny idea about a Vampire never ageing, so time stands still for her, but gravity still takes it toll - although in my depiction - to the extreme  bwahahahahaha !!!!!

Look away if you've just eaten...................................  LoL Click pic to enlarge if you dare !!! :-D



Well yeah - I've always been a bit twisted so I think you expect no less from me LoL I hope you will pop over and see what my Smudgy Sisters have to offer you and grab some inspiration to maybe join us in this week's Challenge. xx 

Challenges I am entering:

Quirky Crafts Challenge 24 - Come over to the Dark Side
OSAAT - Challenge 140 - Use a Digi

Friday, 16 November 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 37

Hello Peeps,
Here is another Chrimbo Kitty for you :-)
I seem to be inclining towards drawing cutesy animals or really dark, weird stuff just now, and I thought You might appreciate this one more :-D LoL xx


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Monday, 12 November 2012

SMUDGY ANTICS' TWISTED SISTERS :-D


We have had a change in the challenges rules.... there is no longer a randomly drawn winner or a Top 3  chosen from those who used a SMEARED INK image.... now we are having just a WINNER.... voted for by the members of the SMEARED INK design team.
Thanks to all those who entered our challenge this week, we enjoyed checking out your creations, so much variety and inspiration.
So now without further ado..... Our winner of the TIC-TAC-TOE challenge is....DONNA.  Many congrats to her and here is her winning piece :-D

                                                     

Now, the challenge theme this week over at SMUDGY ANTICS is  "TWISTED SISTER".
How twisted can you get?  We want to see your dark or naughty side come out to play.  There's no need to hide or be squeamish, we are all freaks here...at least that's what those in The Land of Matilda say about us.  

I wear my Freak Show Badge with pride and so should you (click this link to get your own freak show button)!  Heck, art is art.  I make gruesome things, but that doesn't make me a mass murderer.  It just means I am diverse in my creative process.  My mates make alternative works as well.  Come on, dive in and have some fun!  Screw the pretty, fluffy crap!  Save that for those other challenges.  We like it gritty around here...and TWISTED!

I have used a new digi that I drew for SMEARED INK - just especially for this Challenge. I have coloured my girls digitally in PSE. The background is called 'Deep Inside' and I have also used 'The Grate' from the Quoth The Raven Set.



I hope you will come over and see what my Smudgy Sisters have to show you this week and play along with us and get your 'Freak' on  :-)

Friday, 9 November 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 36

Good Morning Peeps,
Did you know it's only 45 days to Christmas ????!!!!  Yikes.
I hope we get another sunny Christmas so we can all eat outside :-D It's extremely windy today and I HATE the wind with a vengeance !!  It rushes down the mountain and trashes my garden and stuff and sends my cats completely scatty :-( It messes with my brain too, so today might be a bit off :-(
Anyhoo, here are your Freebies for today...




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Thursday, 8 November 2012

QUOTH THE RAVEN - QUEST 15

Hello Peeps and welcome to Quest 15 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. Our theme this time is TIC TAC POE. You can pick any line, up + down, side to side or diagonal and make a creation containing the things listed in those squares -  and here is your grid....


I have gone straight down the middle for my creation and used a flower, a feather and a picture of POE. This is one of my digis available in my Shop. The papers are from my snippets box and the raven picture is from Seneca Pond. I added some black chain and a gold Gothic cross too.



CONGRATS to our Winner of Quest 14..... LISA B and to our Top 3.... Jolander, Croms and Anubis.

The Prize for this Quest is a POE digi set from  SMEARED INK.
                                               
I hope you will pop over and see what The Master's Minions have to show you and also play along with us this month.
Don't forget that your creation MUST be connected to Edgar Allan POE - coz that's the whole point eh ?!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

DON'T FORGET MOVEMBER !!!!


MOVEMBER (THE MONTH FORMERLY KNOWN AS NOVEMBER) IS A MOUSTACHE GROWING CHARITY EVENT HELD DURING NOVEMBER EACH YEAR THAT RAISES FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN'S HEALTH.



If you can't GROW one - ADD one !!
Add a Moustache to something this Movember :-D xx

Monday, 5 November 2012

TIC TAC TOE AND AWAY WE GO

Happy Monday Peeps,
I am back after a short hiatus and I hope you are all well ? :-D
Today over at SMUDGY ANTICS, our Challenge is TIC TAC TOE... easy right ??  You just pick a line of 3 in any direction from the grid and then make anything your heart desires using what it says. Simples  :-D There are some new Rules for the Challenges now, so don't forget to pop over at take a look on the Smudgy Antics Blog so you can be in with a chance of winning a prize :-)

Here is the grid;


I chose 3D, Monochrome and Glitter, and I made this ATC using "SHEBA" from the Gargoyles Set by SMEARED INK


I coloured him digitally, then printed him out and fussy cut him into 8 layers to make him 3D. I stuck the pieces with Silicone glue. I used a stamp and embossing powder in Old Gold on my ATC and then glued the edge and dipped it in gold sparkle glitter. I also used glitter on Sheba's collar and bell. I haven't actually done any heat embossing for a long time, so it was quite refreshing to get some other schtuff out for a change :-)
Now I have glitter everywhere LoL To finish him off I painted him with glitter glue to make him shiny and sparkly - mind you, that does kind of mank up your photograph !!  Still - I think you can see him OK :-D  

Congrats to our Winner from last week..... JULIA....... she gets a coupon to spend at SMEARED INK.
I hope you will come over and play along with us this week at SMUDGY ANTICS - see you there :-D x

Friday, 2 November 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 36

Hello Peeps,
Here is the first of a few for Christmas.  "Cracka Cat"   :-D
Enjoy xx


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