WELCOME

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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Saturday, 30 January 2016

NEW IMAGES SET IN STORE TODAY.... DO YOU WANNA WINNIT ???! :-)



Hi Peeps,
Just popping in now to tell you I have a new image Set just gone into my Store.... SEXY STAR WARS.
Why not get your   'YowZa', 'Hanz SoHunky', 'R2Me2', 'Darf Vamper', 'C36B-PO', 'WooHooky', 'Sleya' and 'Storm Trupa' .grin emoticon
 Full Set for $12  OR put me a nice smoochy comment over on the posting for this at the IKEsART FACEBOOK FAN CLUB page and you could WIN the whole Set for free :-)
Clicky HERE to go there.
This will be open all weekend and I shall do the Draw from the comment there on Tuesday 2nd FEB


All together now..... Daa Da DaDa Da Daaa Da, DaDa Da Daaa Da, DaDa Da Da !!! hee hee   :-D

Thursday, 28 January 2016

TRYING SOMETHING NEW

Good morning happy Peeps,
I was hopping through Blogs this morning and I came across a fabulous Challenge for 'INCHIES' where they give you a word and you make an inchie to go with it every week, so that at then end of the year you have a teeny collection of art :-D How coooooool !! Now, I have only ever made one of these before and I have missed the first 3 weeks , but I will catch up with those for my collection later. :-)
So - the word for this week is VILLAGE.
I have used one of my  Scenes from my World Tour Series - Greece digis , because that is where I live, and coloured it with Promarkers.... extremely fiddly but very rewarding when you finish :-D



It was a bit hard to photograph and I propped it up with my pencil sharpener LoL :-)  Should one put something next to it for scale and to prove that it is an 'inchie' ?????

This scene was photographed up above the village of ΜΑΣΟΥΡΙ  (pronounced Massoori) and shows the island of ΤΕΛΕΝΔΟΣ  (Telendos) in the background just across the sea. It's actually pretty close to us and there is a grand swim across to it in August :-D Takes about 7 minutes on the ferry boat.

Well - there it is.... something new for me for this year and I think I will try and keep up with the weekly themes. I think I might glaze them all when I have finished and make like a little mosaic plaque :-D

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Challenges I am entering:



Monday, 25 January 2016

LOOK WHO I AM SPONSORING :-)

Hi Peeps,
Just popping in to say that I am Sponsoring the current Challenge over at GLITTER & SPARKLE.....Challenge #172 - SAY IT WITH MUSIC.
There are some super creations from the DT and that is such a fun theme.
If you would like to pop over then click HERE.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

POE APPRECIATION BLOG HOP - LAST DAY


Sadly, here we are on the last day of the POE Appreciation Blog Hop .The Blog Hop is sponsored by Lost Coast Designs  and  Carmen's VerandaThey have a fabulous Poe stamp & lots of crow & raven themed stamps to choose from so stop by and check them out! One blogger will be randomly selected to win a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV.



Stamps used are SMEARED INK, I also raided the stash box for flowers, plastic netting tassles and glitter. :-D
The background was made using inks that I splattered and smurged around :-)

I have really enjoyed this Hop and seeing all the gorgeous POE tributes. I hope you have too. :-)

Bye for now and thanks for dropping in xxxxxxxxx

Friday, 22 January 2016

POE APPRECIATION BLOG HOP - DAY 4


Here we are on DAY 4 of the POE Appreciation Blog Hop .The Blog Hop is sponsored by Lost Coast Designs  and  Carmen's VerandaThey have a fabulous Poe stamp & lots of crow & raven themed stamps to choose from so stop by and check them out! One blogger will be randomly selected to win a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV.



The main stamp on this one is the Raven which is from SMEARED INK - Quoth The Raven rubber stamp set (no longer trading).

I hope you have been over and had a look at the other Hop participants - there's some great creations to see. :-D

Thanks for dropping in xxxxx

Thursday, 21 January 2016

QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #52 - MIDWAY REMINDER

Good morning,
I am here with my piece for the Midway Reminder of our current Quest over at QUOTH THE RAVEN - #52  ANYTHING POEs.

I have used a web image of POE, crow tree stamp by De-Stempelwinkel and a crow stamp I cannot remember who it's by. The Text used for The Raven poem by POE is called October Crow.


Also - if you are a POE fan, you can get a double whammy by entering your piece at QTR and also in the celebratory Blog Hop being held to commemorate the birthday of Edgar Allan POE, hosted by Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.
Click on the Badge to go over and see and I hope you might join in :-)


Thanks for dropping in.

Challenges I am entering:




Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A BIT WILD, WET & WINDY


Hello Peeps,
Well - the weather has really turned today - wet, windy and grey.
I decided to make a little scene of what it was like at the beach this morning !!!



I used DE-STEMPELWINKEL - "At The Beach Plate #32" for this piece. I decided to try the sea stamp upside down for my clouds at the top - it didn't come out so bad :-) I tried to disguise the straight line by adding to it in pencil to show what our sky looks like when we are going to have a Tornado or a Water Spout. It gets very black in a totally straight line across the sky and then you can actually see the spouts forming in the cloud line and then dropping down to the sea - like the one I drew in the middle of the scene.
The whole thing is lightly coloured with Prismacolour pencils.

I used the seascape up the right way at the bottom and added a couple of other islands on the horizon. You can only see these here on days when it is going to rain.... it's weird that they suddenly appear.. a bit like Brigadoon !!! :-)

There weren't many birds flying - just a couple - and some just taking shelter on the beach and the wind was really bending the palms !!
Glad to be indoors on a day like this :-)

Keep warm Chums :-)


Challenges I am entering:

De-Stempelwinkel Challenge #1 2016 - Flora & Fauna   *** WINNER ***
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #277 - Under The Weather  (taken literally) *** WINNER ***
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #177 - Make Your Mark.... I used Pencils

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

ANOTHER SNARKY CARD

I couldn't resist making up another snarky card for the  "O is for OLD " Challenge over at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS.

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and found that everything is travelling South  and when you bend down to touch your toes, your boobs hit the ground first ??? !! 
I especially feel this as this year I am going to be hitting another big 'something' ZERO Birthday !!!

Well - I did this digi a long while back now and decided to use it for this Challenge as it just about says everything about the effects of gravity and old age on our bodies :-)



What more is there to say ? !!!! LoL
Well - I am gonna scrape myself up off the floor now and go and get some coffee :-)
Thanks for dropping by xxx


Challenges I am entering:


A BIT OF SEWING

Me again,

I have been sorting through my stash and trying to use up some NBUS. I think I have enough stuff to open a small shop. I must admit to being a wee bit of a hoarder of my 'precious' things, so I figured it was about time I started to actually use it hahaha :-)

Here is a little card that I made with the latest Freebie from A DAY FOR DAISIES. It's called " All Tucked In " - such a sweet design.

I paper pieced the blanket and pillow and then I coloured the rest with Copics.




After I cut it out I did a simple blanket stitch around the outside. I used some pretty thread I got from a local Greek shop and you wouldn't believe how insanely difficult this stuff was to thread the needle and actually sew with !!!! I can't imagine what it could possibly be used for but I fell in love with it on sight :-)

I mounted it on some pink corrugated card and then used a teddy bear backing paper from my NBUS Joanna Sheen 'Baby' pad of papers that I have had forever !!  :-D 

Thanks for dropping in.

Challenges I am entering:

AD4D Challenge #139 -  Cozy Day - Stitching
Digi Choosday Challenge - Stitching
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #95 - Anything Goes

Make My Monday Challenges - Stitching

HAPPY MAIL

Hi Peeps,

Look what I got this morning all the way from Canada - a fabulous kitty Chrimbo card and some ultra gorgeous snowflake die cuts.


These came from my little Blogging Chum - KT FIT KITTY :-)
Thank you very much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

HAPPY POE DAY

Good morning Peeps,



Today is the Birthday of EDGAR ALLAN POE and the day has been declared as Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation  Day, so here I am taking part in a 5 day Blog Hop with fellow Poe lovers.


The Blog Hop is sponsored by Lost Coast Designs  and  Carmen's VerandaThey have a fabulous Poe stamp & lots of crow & raven themed stamps to choose from so stop by and check them out! One blogger will be randomly selected to win a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV.

Here is my new piece I made yesterday and a selection of my other Poe pieces. ....
I used my Arch digi, Smeared Ink rubber stamps, die cuts and a special Love SarnTangle. This is from a limited edition set of rubber stamps which were designed by Sarn from STAMPING FOR PLEASURE. If you didn't buy your set at the time, then I am sorry to say they are now sold out BUT you can purchase them in digital form HERE.












Thank you for coming to look at my POE pieces and I hope you will hop round to see the other wonderful creations that have been created by clicking on the Inlinkz you will be able to see them all.
Thanks for dropping by :-D xxx


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

RIP DAVID

WoW ! What a shock... such a waste of an awesome artist.


This is a painting I did for a friend of mine who is an avid Fan :-)



RIP David Bowie. xxxx

Saturday, 9 January 2016

SNARKY AGE

I am back again with my entry for the latest Challenge over at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS.... Challenge #50 O is for OLD

                   

I decided to use one of my own digis for this Challenge as I felt she had just the perfect look on her face and attitude for the sentiment  hahahaha
I used  " Daaahhling !! " from IKEsART

There are some brilliant DT creations over  at SOSS that had me spitting my coffee so you must pop over and see :-D




Challenges I am entering:

SOSS Challenge #50 - O is for Old
Scrappers Delights Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Attitude Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge  Jan 5 - Jan 11
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge #57 - Anything Goes + a Digi

TICKET KIT SWAP

Good morning Peeps,
I hope you are having a happy crafting day.
I have popped in to show my Kits which I made for the  January 2016 ARTSY FARTSY POCKET CARD KIT SWAP over at YOUR PAPER PANTRY
The theme this month is VALENTINES and I made 2 kits to send. Being obsessed with cats - one had to have kitties on it right ??? !!! LoL


I used an assortment of punches and dies and papers from my bitz boxes, together with lace and flowers from my stash. The kitty is a die set from Marianne Collectables  which comes with the great little sentiment stamp.:-D
The paper I used to make the baggies was a Freebie from LEELOU BLOGS called "Love You 3".
The idea is to create a kit to make a ticket - in this case we are now doing ATC sized - 2.5 x 3.5 - so that people can use them for pocket letters etc. Inside the packet is everything you need to either make the same as I did or shuffle your pieces around and make something different. :-D
It's such a fun way to get creative on a mini scale :-D
You make 10 sets - keep 1 for yourself and post 9 off to the lovely Hostess - Linda Lapotka, and you get 9 sets back from different people :-D Her Blog is Scrapcat Cards by Linda and you can also find her here at the YPP Ning site. 

Thanks for dropping in.

Challenges I am entering.


Monday, 4 January 2016

YAY !! CONGRATS :-D




Big Congrats to BAD KITTY  who is celebrating her 4 Year Blog-aversary and she is offering some Candy. :-D
Pop over to her Blog and see how to join in the fun :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxx

LOOK what I got this morning from Fiki..... two super cards and a GORGEOUS crochet Kitty mug warmer :-D  THANK YOU Fiki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Isn't he one of the cutest things you've ever seen ???  He has a little curly tail and is so cuddly :-D  Gorgeous cards too.  I am very lucky today xxxxx