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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, 31 May 2012

CRAFTING PRINCESS BELLA LOCKWOOD SHOWCASE

Hello Peeps,



CRAFTING PRINCESS BELLA LOCKWOOD has a mini DT started where we will be showcasing her range of digital stamps. This month we have been given a super brand new one 'STITCHES' ..... isn't that just one cutesy bear ???  I have paper pieced him in denim squares and have used DPs from Peppermint Creative.




Here's my 2nd one .... poor Stitches became a Zombie ... bwaahahahahahahaha  



Now, Bella is just the darned cutest lil' kitty you ever did see, but she's new to Blogland so she needs a few more Chummies to pop over there and join her (and Sebastian of course !!) Why not pop in to see THE ADVENTURES OF CRAFTING PRINCESS BELLA LOCKWOOD. She has Challenges, FREEBIE FRIDAY  and a great new SHOP.... Bellas Stamp Boutique.

Challenges I am entering:


RUDOLPH DAY 2

Hi Folks,
This is my 2nd card for Rudolph Day over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE, where every month on the 25th Sarn gets us going on our Chrimbo cards :-D
I am putting my entries this month on random Autopost - so let's see if it works HuH ??  There's a lovely stamp set to win, so why not pop over and have a look AND make some early Chrimbo cards at the same time :-D
This one was made using an image I 'fussy cut' to make decoupage for 3D effect and using my new Martha Stewart round the edge punch that does holly leaves :-)


This one was a kit I bought but I gave all the teddies Chrimbo hats .... a friend wanted it but as it was not a specific Christmas card I had to adapt it a bit. :-) 

And here's something I made for our 12 Days of Christmas extravaganza over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM.



 We may be a little on the dark side over there but we have such a hoot. There are some awesome artists there - why not come over and have a look and maybe join us. Let your wild side free :-D !!!!!

So ta da !! There you have 3 for today :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 25 May 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 19

Me again today,
Here is your FREEBIE FRIDAY image for this week..... thought I'd give you a FATHER'S DAY image for all those FurFathers out there.... well - we have FurBabies, so what else would they be called  ?......... snort  :-D  Enjoy !!!

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DELICIOUS DOODLES - BRING ON THE BLING

Happy Friday Everyone,
I hope you are having a good day and looking forward to a fabbo crafting weekend.... or maybe a spell in the sun. I hear it's a heatwave in England ?!!!
So, onto today...... over at DELICIOUS DOODLES today we have a new Challenge for you......
Challenge 20 - Diamonds Are Forever..... a chance to bring our your bling  and we want to see loads of it ! In the UK they will soon be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, so this challenge is to get you bling-ified LoL  
Now, you don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image for your creations, but if you do, you can enter yourself into the Challenge TWICE. How cool is that ? And anyways, how can you resist the gorgeous Delicious Doodles images.? If you haven't got any, then check them out HERE.  For your 1st entry put your Post link, 2nd entry use your Blog link and pop "2nd Entry" after your name.
If you DO use a Delicious Doodles image - you will get a chance to be 'Spotlighted' on the DD Blog :-D 

For my creation this time I have used "Skull Christmas Corner" from DD and I have made a Tag. I am not really a great Bling-lover, so I think this was enough for me. LoL 


I hope you will come over and play with us this week and see the lovely creations my fellow DD Sistahs have created for your inspiration.
See you there xxxx

Challenges I am entering:


Stamping For Pleasure - May Rudolph Day
SMUDGETASTIC Challenge 2 - Any Type of Tag 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

AWESOME CANDY GIVE-AWAY !!!

OMGoodness - I have just found the most awesome Candy give-away. !!!!!
Debz from THE CRAFTY CUTTINGS OF WICCABABE has reached 1000 Followers - how coooool is that - and she is having a mega Candy give-away. Lookee..........
                                                           
I just HAVE to get my mitts on this lot, so have joined in for a chance to win :-D
In fact - I don't know why I am telling you coz if you go I will have more competition to win, but this is just too good not to spread around !!  

Monday, 21 May 2012

CHOMP, CHOMP !!!

Happy Monday Peeps,
Today I have something which covers 2 of my DT comittments - I am getting better with my left hand eh ??!!
It's just a small digital creation but it is for HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE  "Long in the Tooth" Challenge HDH134. There are some simply stunning creations by my Minion Sistahs..... you just have to go over and take a peek :-D xx The challenge is to create anything so long as there are teeth on it somewhere.

I have used one of my own images which is called 'Get You', with RIP Birdy from SMEARED INK and 'Corner Monster' from our awesome Sponsor this week... SMUDGETASTIC. I know he looks like he's smiling, but if you get up close you can see he's actualy crying :-) I digitally 'paper pieced' him with some cat fur and then coloured the rest of him in PSE9.


This project is also my piece this week for SMUDGY ANTICS where we are having a colour challenge. Here is the swatch :-)
To be in with a chance to win a Prize or be Top 3, you must use a SMEARED INK stamp somewhere in your creation. I have used RIP Birdy by the fabulous Tori.... isn't he just great - cute yet sad at the same time  :-) Everything here was creation in PSE9.
I hope you will come over and play with us on both Challenges this week. See you there :-) xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 18

Hello Folks and Happy Friday.
It's that time again ..... doesn't it come round fast.
Lots of people seemed to like the ladies are draw, so here's another one for you this week.


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Thursday, 17 May 2012

QUOTH THE RAVEN - QUEST 9

Hello Peeps,


Over at QUOTH THE RAVEN  - our POE inspired Bloggy - we have a new Quest for you...... THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Firstly, Congratulations are due to our Winner of the last Quest... Wendy Lynns Paper Whims, and our Top 3 .....  Kapree, Jane and Susan G. Well done Ladies, and thank you for playing along with us :-)


So, this fortnight, your creations should be inspired by Poe's tale of the Red Death. If you are not familiar with the story, you can find it HERE.


Mine is a total digital put-together..... again you say ??!!! Still not able to do cutting and sticking AND I've just had a parcel of goodies delivered I can't play with. Oh, the suspense is killing LoL




I hope you can come over and play with us. You have 2 weeks to make a project and it can be anything you like as long as it fits the theme. Please pop over and see what my Poe Sistahs have for your inspiration :-D  xxx

Good Morning and Happy Thursday and a big WELCOME to SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM Members' May  BLOG HOP.

The theme is CONFESSIONS - SMEARED IN INK. With this month's Mother's Day celebration, we thought it would be fun to have a few confessions from our Members.
So, we were challenged to use our art to show something that we had never told our MuM about ourself or something we had done.
My MuM passed away 5 years ago,  so there is no chance of her ever seeing this - not that I think she would have been surprised at what I did in my spare time a few years back now .... snort  !!!!

For my little audience I have used a collection of 'Grumpies' from Smeared Ink of course :-D I duplicated them a coupla times so I could paste them in rows. This is a digital piece since I am still unable to craft.  The frame is made up of bats from the 'Little Bit Batty' set, also from Smeared Ink.


So - there you have it. !! Definitely a sign of a semi mis-spent youth... but it was fun and the money was cool :-D     Now,  I am the last on the Hop list, but if you missed any or got lost along the way... here is the list, so why not hop away and see what my other Forum Sistahs got up to in their murky pasts, or what dark steamy secrets they have been hiding  :-D Tee Hee. 
Blog Hop Roll


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

SMEARED & SMUDGED MAY BLOG HOP IS COMING


CONFESSIONS SMEARED IN INK - MAY MEMBER BLOG HOP


May 17, 2012 all day – online
It's that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. Our hop will be on THURSDAY, MAY 17th


DO COME BY TOMORROW AND HOP... AND SEE WHAT WE ARE ALL GOING TO CONFESS..... SNORT !!!!

IT's COMING - SKULL APPRECIATION DAY :-D

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Do you love creating amazing projects that showcase skully goodness? Wanna get some traffic to your blog and share your obsession? Join us on June 4th for one wild blog hop event! We will be celebrating Skull Appreciation Day by featuring handmade projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium. We will also be giving away tons of freebies during the hop!


How can you participate, you ask? Well, there are a couple of ways to get in on the action. To spread the word,
 grab our button here and post it to your blog, facebook page, or website and share the info. Then come hop through the amazing projects on the 4th.


To join in, simply make a homemade project or craft that features a skull and sign up to be included in our hop list. This is open to any crafter or artist who would like to feature a handmade skull-themed project. You can sign up by leaving a comment your name and blog address. All participants will receive a free Smeared Ink Skull Appreciation digi image to add to your collection.


After you sign up, be on the lookout for the hop list to be posted. The deadline for signing up as a participant is Thursday May 31, 2012. We will post the hop list of participants on Saturday morning, June 2, 2012. Then just share your project on the 4th along with the list of participating blogs! During the hop we will also be giving away freebies, so that is even more incentive to participate or hop along.



If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the hop with your own freebie giveaway featuring a skull (and get advertising on our forum, blogs, and other hop information posts like facebook shares), please contact Tori
 here. When you sponsor, we will add your website/button to all of our hop advertising.


Thanks for joining us in this event and spreading the word, and we look forward to a fun skull-filled blog hop on the 4th!


*for more information on Skull Appreciation Day, please visit  Skull-A-Day.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

CRAFTING BELLA LOCKWOOD

Hello Everyone,
This week I am attempting to have a little play down here in my craft Dungeon. I am hoping NOT to stress out the sore 'paws' too much, but the boredom is driving me insane so I'm gonna risk it !!!!!


I have managed a little creation to enter a Competition set by Crafting Bella over on her Papercraft Planet Group . The prize is a set of Promarkers in 'Red'.... how cool. Can never have enough Promarkers.. right ???!!!  AND a choice of a free digi from Bella's Shop :-) 
So - Bella is giving a FREEBIE digi to work with for this Comp. She's called 'Maddy' and she's lovely. You get her from Bella's PP Group HERE.
Bella also has a Blog - THE ADVENTURES OF CRAFTING BELLA LOCKWOOD where she gives you FREEBIE FRIDAY images too. :-D
                                               The Adventures Of Princess Crafting Bella Lockwood


She also has a new Shop .....BELLA's STAMPING BOUTIQUE... and that's where you will find WIDGET.... he's adorable :-D


                                                            


So, onto my version of Maddy.......I coloured mine digitally and paper pieced her dress to match my background. Everything was done in PSE9 ... left-handed too, so not such a bad job I think :-D.






Bella is failr new to Blogland and I'm sure she would like a few more friends/Followers so I hope you will pop over and play and snag the fabulous freebie digi too :-) See you there xxxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 17

How about a hunky Centaur ????

Still not up to crafting etc thumb still OOA. Awaiting ultrasound which I really hope will help me. !

Happy crafting weekend Peeps xxxx

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Saturday, 5 May 2012

IKEs ART BIRTHDAY SALE - 50% OFF !!!



Hey there Everyone,
I am having a HALF PRICE SALE in my SHOP,  and ALL DIGITAL STAMP IMAGES ARE 50% OFF.....starting SATURDAY 5th MAY 2012, to celebrate my Birthday.


It'll be all the 5's..... 5th day of 5th month, 50% off, for 5 whole days and I'm still in my 50's (just) LoL.
Grab 'em while you can at the SHOP :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxx

THIS POST WILL STAY ON TOP FOR 5 DAYS.... PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR OTHER STUFF  :-D     xx

SCRIBBLES BY SANDY BLOGAVERSARY LOLLA POLOOZA HOP


Welcome to the Scribbles By Sandy Blogaversary Lolla Polooza Hop. :-D
We are celebrating one year in Blog land for Scribbles By Sandy, by having an ANYTHING GOES, or also known as LOLLA POLOOZA Hop. !!
You should have arrived here from Cely's Blog. If you didn't arrive from her Blog and would like to start at the beginning, please go to the Blogaversary post here.


I have made a digital project - nothing uber exciting but I am working with an injured hand, and it's all done left-handed :-) 
I used 'GONE BUGGY' and 'TIME FLIES' sentiment - both by Sandy.   I paper pieced my froggy first, then touched him up digitally, and he is placed on a snitched painting by Monet :-D



Your next stop on the Hop is the DESIRE.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the Blog Hop list over at scribblesbysandy.blogspot.com  

Blog Hop Order

Ike - That's Me :-)

How to win the Blogaversary Prize.....
Be or become a Follower of Scribbles by Sandy;
Be or become a Follower of all the Blogs that are in the Blogaversary Lolla Polooza Hop;
Leave a comment on the Blogaversary Post at Scribbles by Sandy, saying that you've done so, and...
Leave your contact info for Sandy to get in touch if you win... (This is VERY important if you do not own a Blog !!)
The Winner will receive 4 digital images, including the 'surprise' extras from Scribbles by Sandy. The Hop ends on Sunday 6th May at midnight PST. 
The Winner will be announced on scribblesbysandy.blogspot.com  Blog on Monday 7th May.
So - join us in the Blogaversary Lolla Polooza celebration. Have fun and Good Luck xxxx

Friday, 4 May 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 16

Here is a bit of summer fun for Freebie Friday 16 :-D xxxxx


IMAGE REMOVED BACK TO SHOP

Thursday, 3 May 2012

QUOTH THE RAVEN - QUEST 8

Hello Peeps,
We are now at Quest 8 over on QUOTH THE RAVEN, and this one is THE PIT & THE PENDULUM.
Firstly, many Congrats to NANCY, who was the winner of Quest 7 and to our Top 3 - Colleen, Croms and Jacki (in no specific order).


My fellow Minions have made some awesome creations to inspire you, so please pop over and have a look and join in.
I have been unable to craft anything again this week as I am still healing !! :-( Maybe another month at this rate :-(
The Prize this Quest is 2 sheets of your choice of beautiful collage images from MOONLIGHT JOURNEY


They have some truly awesome images in there, so come on and play along.... you gotta be in it to win it !!! :-D xxxx