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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 October 2015

CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP DAY 5 - SPECIAL PRIZE


It's me again for DAY 5 of THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP.
I just thought it would be nice to give something back to all the fabulous participating Hoppers - so if you leave a fabbo comment on this post, I will enter you into a Random Draw to win all these (Digital)  images from me at IKEsART. I didn't think quick enough to offer myself up as a sponsor for this fun event.


Also - let me know if you would be interested in participating if I started a Cat Lovers' Challenge Blog ??? :-D 

Hugz  and good luck in the Draw :-)
IKE x





THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP - DAY 5


Good morning Peeps,
I am getting in pretty early today with my creation for DAY 5 of THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP, but first.... some funnies :-D...

This just makes me laugh because it's what my dog does to my cats :-D ..........


I laughed so much with this.... my daughter hates and detests Crocs and she said if I buy any more, she will have to come over and kill me LoL.....


This is pure cat humour..........


Translated :

" You say the dog disappeared ? "
"Bwaahahahaa"
" Hahahahahaha - I'm sorry human "
" Hahahaha - Ok, really...... I'm very sad "

And now - my piece for today. 
This is card made from a portrait I painted of my cat from many years ago. He was called Grizwald and just loved going in the car. He would sit on the back shelf like a nodding dog. Sometimes he would run along the fence and jump on top of the car after I had gotten in. On day he did this, without me knowing,  and I drove out of the drive and half a mile down the road without knowing he was there. I stopped at some traffice lights and he gently slid down the windscreen !!!! I had to take him to my baby's doctor's appointment hahahaha LoL. :-D   One crayyyyzeeee cat !!! :-D


I used to paint pet portraits as a small part-time business in the UK but unfortunately, here in Greece, there is no call for pet pikkies - they don't have the same relationship with animals :-(

So, there we are. This has been a delightful Hop and I have enjoyed seeing all the fabulous creations and meeting new people.
I got so inspired by this that I am thinking of starting a Challenge Blog just for Cats and Cat lovers........ what do you think ????? Would it be popular ?????

Hugz and thanks for dropping in.

The Hop is being hosted by Janis over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN and you can join in the Hop HERE.  Come on - break out your Kitties and come along to play.... or just Hop and look at other people's kitties :-D xxxxxxxxxxx


Challenges I am entering:


Thursday, 29 October 2015

CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP - DAY 4

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

HAPPY NATIONAL CAT DAY :-D xxxxxxx

Here is my contribution for DAY 4 of THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP....


and on the inside.......



This  card is made for my brother, who is moving to a new home. :-)
It's another image by DIGI DARLA and also coloured in PSE9. I drew some faux stitching around the outside.

Tomorrow, I have a painting to show you that I had made into some greetings cards, and then the day after I might give you something scary :-D hee hee xx

The Hop is being hosted by Janis over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN and you can join in the Hop HERE.  Come on - break out your Kitties and come along to play.... or just Hop and look at other people's kitties :-D xxxxxxxxxxx


Challenges I am entering:


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP - DAY 3

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

Eeeek !!! - Watch out Peeps.... there's a flock of ferociously fierce Halloween felines coming this way just looking for blood !!!!

Here is my contribution for DAY 3 of THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP....


The kitties were stamped with my NBUS "Scaredy Cat" cling stamp set by RECOLLECTIONS using black Whispers archival ink. I then cut them out, added a spot of colour here and there and placed them on a multi colour, multi stamped background, with spritz sprays and daubing too. There's some glitz on the background too and a die cut skully.
The stamp set was sent to me as a gift by a dear friend, so I am afraid I can't add a link to any shop for this. :-(

The Hop is being hosted by Janis over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN and you can join in the Hop HERE.  Come on - break out your Kitties and come along to play.... or just Hop and look at other people's kitties :-D xxxxxxxxxxx


Challenges I am entering:



Tuesday, 27 October 2015

CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP - DAY 2

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

Hello Peeps and welcome to the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop DAY 2 :-D 

This is leading up to October 29th - National Cat Day     YaY !!! 
There were some fabulous kitty creations yesterday on Day 1 and I will be hopping around to comment a bit later :-)

Here is my contribution for Day 2...


The kitties are from SPYDER and were coloured with Promarkers or Prismacolour pencils and the Poem is by John Keats - "To a Cat".

The stamping was done with one of those cube stamps with different designs on each side from StampCraft and I have had it for years :-) I used the fish bones and the pawprints.

I hope you will come along to HER PEACEFUL GARDEN and have a look at the Hop and maybe even play along if you LUV cats too :-D xxxxx

The blog hop starts today and runs until Friday, October 30. Janis has lined up some fabulous prizes, so you will want to head over to her blog for all the details! Guidelines and FAQ can be found here.

Challenges I am entering:



Monday, 26 October 2015

THE CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP - DAY 1

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

Hello Peeps and welcome to the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop DAY 1 :-D This is leading up to October 29th - National Cat Day     YaY !!! Well - I have got 15 of the little furry critters, so it would so rude not to participate wouldn't it ?? hahaha

Here is my contribution for Day 1...


The background papers are from my box of Halloween snippets stash and I found that I had just one of these cute cat with broomstick brads :-D The pumpkin is made of clay and was from my good friend CREEPY GLOWBUGG (she makes them).
I coloured the kitty in PSE9 and then printed him multiple times to fussy cut and make a 5 layer 3D image.  I cut the spooky letters from magazines.

The kitty is from DIGI DARLA DESIGNS and is called "Kitten n Cloak". I don't think she is trading any more... the Facebook page is very old. :-(

I hope you will come along to HER PEACEFUL GARDEN and have a look at the Hop and maybe even play along if you LUV cats too :-D xxxxx

The blog hop starts today and runs until Friday, October 30. Janis has lined up some fabulous prizes, so you will want to head over to her blog for all the details! Guidelines and FAQ can be found here.

Challenges I am entering:



Sunday, 25 October 2015

FROM THE HEART STAMPS OCTOBER IMAGE

Here I am again with my piece for the Stamp of the Month club by FROM THE HEART STAMPS
I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and used bits and bobs from my Halloween scarp box to make the background.





Challenges I am entering:

From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of The Month OCTOBER

OH DEAR !!!

Ooops - well, it looks like Baby Bat has caused a bit of a stampede when he went trick or treating on the beach !!!! Perhaps they should have waited around a bit to see how cute he is :-D



I used,
Digi Image - Baby Bat by MISS RACH

Promarkers



Challenges I am entering:

Miss Rach Challenge Oct - Halloween By The Sea   *** WINNER ***
DeStempelWinkel Challenge #18 - Halloween/Autumn/Fall
A Gem of a Challenge #156 - Too Cute To Spook

BUTTERFLY BIRTHDAY

Happy Sunday everyone,
I am trying to find my Mojo recently plus having a massive clear out in the house :-) I had to make a rush card order for a friend yesterday, so at least I had a bit of craft time.
I made this card after being inspired by a gorgeous one made by SABRINA . I have linked up her name so if you click you can visit her :-D




I used an ivy stamp from Dimension Fourth for the background and kind of shadow printed it, and I used the reverse cut out from a die cut at the back. The butterflies are clear stamps from INKYLISCIOUS and everything was stamped with Whispers Archival ink in Rich Plum. Butterflies were coated with Stickles for a bit of bling.

Thanks for dropping in folks and I hope to get a bit more Blog active soon :-D x


Challenges I am entering:

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge #46 - Pinktober  *** TOP 3 **


Saturday, 24 October 2015

YaY !! SUPER HAPPY MAIL

Hello Peeps,
I hope you are having a great crafting weekend ?
LOOK what I got... happy mail... all the way from Fiki..... BAD KITTY....
How fabulous is this gorgeous decorated box ??? I also got two beautiful cards - one from Fiki and one from her sweet daughter Paola :-D


Thank you so much for your kindness sweet Friend :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

OSAAT #248 - ANYTHING GOES WITH HALLOWEEN COLOURS

Hi there,
Here I am late posting with my DT piece for this Fortnight's Challenge over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME #248 - ANYTHING GOES with HALLOWEEN COLOURS.
The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the October image and papers prize pack.    
Hi there,

This time I got to use "KOSTUME KIDS - SPOTTY DOG" by ALIPEEPS at StitchyBear Stamps.


I coloured him with Promarkers and edged his card with orange ink.
The background papers are from Echo Park Paper Co. 6 x 6 papers - 'The Apothecary Emporium' set.
I also used Whispers Archival ink in Butterscotch and Black.

I hope you will pop over and see what my OSAAT DT sisters have done and come play along with us.

Thanks for dropping in. :-D



Monday, 19 October 2015

SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES DT PIECE



Hi Peeps,
I have been having problems this end so am a little behind with posting my DT piece for our latest Challenge over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES  # 34      - FANCY FOLDS of SHAPED CARDS.

I have used    Freebie Friday SPOOKY CAT  Ms W ITCH, and BAT and Freebie PENNANT.




From Accordion and Gatefold Cards to Sidestep and Z-Fold Cards, there are so many different types of fancy folds or shaped cards to choose from.  Most of us get into the rut of sticking with traditional square and rectangular cards.  While these standard shaped cards serve their purpose, it is time to challenge ourselves and try something a bit different.  This month we want to see you practicing different card folding techniques or at least presenting us a card with a different shape, such as a circle, bottle, cake, or baby onesie shaped card for example.  It doesn't matter what kind of fancy fold or shaped card you present.  As long as it is NOT square or rectangle, it will qualify for this month's draw.  So, what will it be?  Double Tent, Easel or  PoP UP? Or maybe you'll go with Candle shaped, Scallop edged, or Christmas ornament shaped?  This month thinking outside of the box, may actually  be a box!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!


I hope you will pop over and play along at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES #34.

Monday, 5 October 2015

SCRIBBLES IS SPONSORING :-)

Good morning Peeps,

SCRIBBLES DESIGNS is sponsoring Challenge #330 over at CUPCAKE INSPIRATIONS and I have made a little DT piece for the showcase.



Since it is a cupcake inspired  challenge, I had to have one of those on there but the little Pup has a decision to make..... Cupcake or low fat bikkie ????  Hmmm - not much of a decision there eh ?!!  LoL

Here is the inspiration photo and colours...


I have used a previous Freebie Friday image from SCRIBBLES - "Cupcake",  another Freebie "Dog Cookie" and "Puppy Pea Pod" as my main image. All images were coloured with Promarkers in colours to match the inspiration picture on the cupcake and bikkie. The background is paw prints ( not sure where I got that one from) and then I cut the diet words from a magazine advert and used my teeny Studio G alphabet stamps to do the sentiment.


Challenges I am entering:












Sunday, 4 October 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #247 ANYTHING GOES WITH THINK PINK

Hi Peeps,
Here I am with my DT piece for our latest Challenge over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME. Our theme this fortnight is #247 - ANYTHING GOES with THINK PINK.
This time I got to work with " THE WINK " from STITCHY STAMPS
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month we are all going PINK.







I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens and then cut her out and placed her onto a background I made especially for this (sorry it looks a bit pale in my photo ).
You can snag one for yourself down below if you like. The paper says  "Think Pink, Wink Wink "


Here's a FREEBIE paper.  (Right click to enlarge and then Save).....


Here is the Prize Pack for this fortnight's Challenge :-)



You have 2 weeks to play along with our Challenge and I hope you will pop over and see what my Teamies have made too :-D


Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting weekend to you xxxx

Challenges I am entering:








Friday, 2 October 2015

OH, BUT IF THAT WERE TRUE .... :-D

Hi Peeps,
I found this FREEBIE quote page on MEINLILAPARK. It's her new one from last week on her CAT BLOG. and I had to use it  because it made me laugh :-D If only this were true, I would be swanking my way down a catwalk in Fashion Week somewhere  bwaahahahahaha :-D


I used it with my new STAMPENDOUS brand new stamp - "Feline Curious".
I coloured the kitty using Prismacolour pencils and touches of Promarkers, but I smudged the bloomin' stamp whilst blending my pencils with the white spirit !!!. I had gone too far to start again, so there it is !!!
I printed the background twice and then cut out the quote and raised it on foamies. I fussy cut the kitty and put him on foamies too.




I just LUV gingers, so of course, he had to be a ginger :-D  I think he would fit as being in Autumn colours - don't you ??!


Thanks for dropping in. :-) xx


Challenges I am entering:

Give a Crafter A Cookie Challenge #28 - Fall colours in my case a Ginger Cat :-D
Time Out Challenges #41 - Autumn Colours
Colour Q Challenge #310  CTD362                                   






SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGE #33 - GOOD LUCK.... MIDWAY REMINDER

Hi Peeps,
Here I am with my 2nd DT piece for the Midway Reminder of our current Challenge at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES #33 - GOOD LUCK.


For many, September is a time of new beginnings.   Many families have children headed back to grade school.  Others have grown children en route to college or university.  Then there are those who may be starting their first full time job or just moving into their very first apartment.  These are all great reasons for wishing someone good luck.  You may have another reason to share words of good fortune with another.  Whatever the occasion, this month we want to see projects wishing someone you know good luck.  Everyone could use wishes for a little good fortune now and then!



My card uses Papers and digis from the PUPPY POWER MINI MISH MASH COLLECTION. available from SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.
I coloured the kennel and Dog with Bone using Promarkers. I decided I wanted him to be a Spotty Dog LoL
The papers are layered up and I drew some faux stitching.
The Good Luck was cut using a Silhouette cut-out. The New Home bone was drawn by hand and stamped with my mini Studio G alphabet stamps.






So - you have until 15th October 2015 to play along with us, but I will be back again with a new creation to show you at the Midway Reminder posting :-D

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you will come along and play with us. There are plenty of FREEBIES from Sandy to use, if you browse through SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.

Challenges I am entering:




Thursday, 1 October 2015

ME BEING CUTESY :-D

Hi Peeps,
Here I am.... what you say ??? ... it's YOU ?????
YES - it is me doing a cutesy in October - the scary, witchy, Halloween month bwaahahahahaha

I was delighted to be asked to be GUEST DT for JULIA SPIRI and got to choose one of her super cute little girls to work with. Naturally I plucked one with a kitty.... called "Girl With Cat" :-D
Here is my GDT piece for  the JULIA SPIRI CHALLENGE #3, which is an Anything Goes challenge - the twist this time, if you want to,  is Add some Bling. 



I coloured her up with pencils and Spectrum Noir pens and my background papers and kitty face (I added a sentiment) are from MEINLILAPARK.... where she has some amazing FREEBIES - you have to check her out :-) She even has a Freebie Blog devoted to just KITTIES :-D  :-D 





OK - I have to go now. Stupid Scheduler didn't work again for this so I am sorry to be a bit behind !!!!    xxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Southern Girls Challenge - Whimsical, Cute and Fun
Use Your Stuff Challenge #193 - Markers/Inks
Where The Heart Is Challenge #1 - Add Some Text