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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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Thursday, 27 November 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN CHALLENGE #39 - ANYTHING Poes + DT CALL

Hello Peeps,

Just popping in to tell you that our latest Quest #39 is up and ready over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. In case you don't know - this site is dedicated to the works of EDGAR ALLAN POE and we range from pretty/pretty to dark and gloomy .... a bit like his ever changing moods I guess :-D
So this latest Challenge is ANYTHING POES... get it ????? :-)
We accept all types of crafty creations - the only rule is that your creation MUST have some connection to EDGAR ALLAN POE in order to qualify for being voted Winner or TOP 3.

We are also having a DT CALL which will run through this Challenge - ie; 1 month, so if you want to try out for it, then kindly leave (DT) behind your name in the LINKY. :-)

There is a gorgeous montage of pieces made by the Minions of The Master in the past to inspire you and also show you the diversity of projects that have been made for QTR. I hope you will pop over and have a look and even better - play along with us :-D

Here's some of my schtuff.....




We have an ultra FAB prize for you this month, so please come on over :-D
Thanks for stopping by me here today. xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

WOOHOO - I'M A GUEST DESIGNER

Hello Peeps,


I am here to tell you that I was chosen as a GUEST DT for CRAFTING BY DESIGNS and today is my day for the spotlight.
The theme was Fairies and I must say I was tempted to go dark and Gothic, but in the end I chose to use one of my pretty girls - SAUCY FAIRY


I used Paper Mania 'Contemporary Christmas' papers for my background and a new corner die from Marianne Creatables.
My Fairy was coloured with Copics and Promarkers and then her wings were done with Stickles  'Crystal Ice'. She was cut out and then put on the card with foam dots to give her added pop.

I am thrilled to have been Spotlighted by CBD and thank you very much for having me as GDT. :-)

IKE xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

CHALLENGE #27 AT IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES + FREEBIE

Hi everyone,
I am here to say that we have a new Challenge starting today over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES .... #27 - RAINING CATS & DOGS.

This one is for all our FurBabies and can be anything you like. If you use an IKEsART image, you will be entered into the Vote for Winner and TOP 3.There is a FREEBIE over there too for you to play along with.

I decided to play along this time and here is my piece....


You don't have to make a Christmas piece - I have loads of other Animals in the SHOP, but I thought as it's creeping closer towards us that I would do a festive one :-D  I have used one of my images called 'CRACKACAT'.  I coloured him with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Pencils.
The backing pieces are from my stash of bits and bobs :-D

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will come over to plat at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.


Challenges I am entering:

Too Cute Ink Challenge #120 - Pets
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge #60 - Use a Digi
Cutie Pie Challenge #81 - Festive Furry Friends
My Craft Creations NOV/DEC Challenge 
Oooh La La Creations Challenge OLLCB #170 - Christmas
Love To Create Challenge #143 - Colour Inspired
TTCRD Nov 25 - Dec 1 - Anything Goes    **WINNER**


Monday, 24 November 2014

BRRRRR - IT'S GOT CHILLY

Hello Monday Peeps,
Well - it got mighty chilly here last night and I have had to break out the bed cover - you can't really call it a Duvet as it has thin stuffing in it.... a bit like a thin quilt I guess !!!!     I was doing with just a sheet and a very lightweight coverlet, but last night seemed cold - at least at 4am when it seeped into my hip joints :-(  Well, maybe it's just me cuz I feel like I am going to get a cold or something !!! :-(
Anyhoos - I wanted to make some things today for Challenges and schtuff but I must say my blending skills went totally out the window !! I reckon I should just give up and go back to bed LoL

I'll show you this one anyways - the main image is from STITCHYBEAR and is called "YIKES". He is FREE in their Shop just now - so if you are quick, you can nip over and snag yourself one :-D
His background is made from snippets and clippets from my bits box. :-)



I did some more 'pretend' stitching and a lot of scritching and scratching with my Making Moments distress blade thingy :-D

That's me for the moment.... I am creeping off now for a hot lemon.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you didn't catch my germs !!

xx

Challenges I am spreading my germs around  entering:

That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #81 - Festive Furry Friends

NEW IMAGE AT IKEsART


Good Morning Peeps,
I have been doodling again and I have the first of a batch of New Images to show you - available at IKEsART.

This is "HOLLY FAIRY" and she can be found in the main Latest Images front page.
There are 6 sections to browse through there, so I bet you can find something you like :-D




I have coloured her up for a project, but I can't show you that until the weekend :-D

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you still have until Midnight tonight to enter our latest Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES # 26 - COLOUR/PHOTO INSPIRATION.
A new Challenge will start tomorrow morning :-D 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

FLUTTER BY BUTTERFLY

Good morning Peeps,
I am just popping in to show you a card commission I had for a young lady who like purple/pink and frilly stuff. Now you know how I struggle with that ?!!! LoL



Anyways - I raided my snippets box for papers and I made the background using my Hexagon punch from STAMPING UP.
I had some oddments of lace and some feathers and this is what I came up with. :-)
Distressed edges too and some Stickles all the way around the outside but they don't show so well in the pic. I also did some faux stitching around the hexagon pieces (which took me forever !!!) :-D

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:


Butterfly Challenge #18 - Butterfly + 3 designer papers

Monday, 17 November 2014

A PRICKLY CUSTOMER

Hello Peeps and Happy Monday,

I have taken a break from making Chrimbo card orders as I am fed up with the sight of snowflakes and schtuff !!!
I have been itching to use this gorgeous HEDGEHOG set which comes with the gorgeous papers too -  I got it from COOSTY CREATIONS at StitchyBear



I love the turquoise blue in these papers that goes so well with chocolate brown. I did some ziggy stitching around to attach the background paper to reflect the spiky Hedgy and used a layout I saw done by Ellen Parker  who is a DT for Doodle Pantry and her card totally inspired me with the fabulous layout. I think the card should have been a little taller to make it just right as mine looks a teensy bit odd compared to her layout !  Hey - Ho  :-)
My Hedgy is popped out on foam pads to give him extra ooooomph !! :-D 
I also distressed the edges of my hedgehog backing paper to give it a little something extra.

Thank you for dropping in :-D xx

Challenges I am entering:


That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #2 - Banners, Garland or Wreath.
Just Add Ink Challenge #240 - Add Texture.  (stitching + distressed edges)


Thursday, 13 November 2014

OH, HOW I CHORTLED :-D

Hello - well I guess I was just struck by a bought of utter sillyness when I saw the latest Challenge over at STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS CHALLENGE - BLING IT OUT.  Something just clicked in my head and I got this crazy idea for a play on words. I chortled to myself all the way through the colouring and basically from start to finish on this creation and here it is......




I put 2 photos in cuz I was trying to show the Bling but it's heard to catch that on photos !!!!!
Images :  Heads and Prom Queen by STAMPOTIQUE.
I coloured my images with Promarkers and Copics and cut round them to mount them on foam pads. They were accented with Stickles for glitz. The background paper is from the 'Absolution Deferred' Set by CRAFTY CHAOS.

Thank you for dropping in today :-)



Challenges I am entering:


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

LEST WE FORGET

Hello Peeps,

I am here with my piece for Remembrance and I really enjoyed colouring my poppies. I used my Promarkers. I really love poppies and I'm very pleased that they do grow out here in my garden :-D

I used a FB Freebie from DELICIOUS DOODLES  for the main image and Poppy Paper also by DD for the background. The handsome young man pictured in the corner is my late Father at the Burma Star Veterans' chapel on the Isle of Wight for the Remembrance Day memorial service  a couple of years back now.
I loved seeing Father so proud wearing his medals and now they are safe with me :-)
We shall be forever grateful for what they did for us. All gave some but some gave all.




The image was printed out 3 times and then fussy and mounted with foam pads to make it 3D. The red card is from my stash.

Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges I am entering:

Aurora Wings Challenge #8 - Heartfelt Thanks   **** TOP 3 ****
Cardz4Guys #44 - Thankful or Thanksgiving


Sunday, 9 November 2014

CHRIMBO CARDS 1

It's me again today :-D

Here is my card for  the IMAGINE THAT PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE. The set we were given this time is called JARS OF CHEER and I used "Jar with Holly and Peppermints" - precoloured for my card.
I printed it 3 times and fussy cut it to make it 3D and then coated it with Glossy Accents to look like glass.
The background paper is from A & T DESIGNS and is called Christmas Holly.
The doily is a new one I just bought from the SILHOUETTE Store.
I enlarged 3 of the sweeties for my embellishments.



The other pieces are snippets and scraps from my stash box :-)
Looking at it now, I think I should have stamped some Christmas carols or something onto the green card cuz it looks a bit bare :-( 


Challenges I am entering:

My Crafts -  Shirley's November Card Challenge

ATC SWAP

Hello again,
Here I am with my latest ATCs for Shirley's NOVEMBER ATC SWAP over at MY CRAFTS.
The Theme this month is FLAGS and I opted to use Greek influences for my design (of course) !!! LoL
Here is my ATC - I made - and little envies for them to go in to keep them nice :-)


The picture is a bit off-centre cuz I had to edit out the Christmas ones that I have made for December which I sent at the same time :-D 

These are the ones I made for OCTOBER - I forgot to post them here. The Theme then was BEACHES.


Images used;
Cool Karl - Scribbles By Sandy
Agnes at the beach - MelonHeadz
Scuba Bear - Meljen's Designs

Wood embellies, shells and sand crystals from my stash of bits !! :-D 

Thank you for stopping by :-D 


PURR-FECT CHRISTMAS

Good Morning,

I have been playing with my colours again on a couple of fabulous images I got FREE from SPYDER's CORNER.
I have used Purrfect Christmas Pudding Pussy and Christmas Reindeer for my piece.
I coloured them with Promarkers.
Both of these images were Freebies and you can snag a Reindeer for yourself as this weeks Freebie HERE.
Whilst I was putting it together I got a silly funny idea so there are two versions of the card - one with the silliness and one without :-D

I was going to enter it for the Quirky Charades Challenge (song/film or book) but I missed the darn deadline !!! :-(
I was going for Song: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Film: Spartacus  hahahaha LoL




All the images were coloured and then cut out and mounted with foam pads.  I have also used an embossing folder I got free with a magazine for the top piece.
Pud Puss is no longer a Freebie but hopefully will be in SPYDER's shop soon.



Thank you for stopping by.


Challenges I am entering:

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #237 - Cats   ***WINNER***
Challenge Up Your Life #1 - Anything Goes
SAS4K - Happy Holidays 4 Kids



Monday, 3 November 2014

GDT SPOT AT LOVE TO CREATE

Good morning and happy Monday to you,



I recently won a Guest DT spot over at LOVE TO CREATE and my spot is up today. The theme this time is for Challenge #140 is GIRLY & LACY and  the Sponsor is WHOOPSI DAISY.
I was given a lovely little image to play with from Sheet 515 and you know me ..... I could just do straight girly + lacy, so I zombied her up a bit. :-D



I got inspired and did two pieces - here's the 2nd one...


I coloured her up in two different colourways using Copics and Promarkers and then I scanned her back into the computer and made digital backgrounds for her.

I used;
Flower King skulls by Smeared Ink.
'Cold Dawn' papers from Kakleidesigns at Digi Design Resort
Background papers by Crafty Chaos (no longer trading)

Thank you to LOVE TO CREATE for having me as GDT. :-) xx


Challenges I am entering:

Challenge Up Your Life #1 - Anything Goes
MarkerPop Challenge #55 - Anything Goes    *** TOP 3 ****






Sunday, 2 November 2014

CARDS I MADE

Hello Sunday Peeps,

Here are a couple of cards I made for my Brother and SiL - it was her birthday and their 2nd wedding anniversary on the same day. Now that their cards have safely arrived I can publish them :-D




Recently I have been heavily influenced by a lady who makes fantastic cards - Tajanna at The Other Side of Me..... such visual awesomeness. !!!!
I don't usually do 'pretty-pretties' but she certainly inspired me to try :-D

Top card I used;
Kaiser 'Twig & Berry' paper collection
Handmade die cut flower
oddments from stash

Bottom card I used;
Do Crafts Papermania 'Oyster Blush' Capsule Collection
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug 'Kassie's Brocade'
Tonic border punch
Various cutting Dies
Ribbons & bits from stash



Challenges I am entering:

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly - Sketchy Free for All