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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, 29 May 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST 33.. A PUNCH OF POSIES

Good morning Peeps,
Here I am with my creation for this month's Quest #33 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. Our theme is "A Bunch of POEsies and we are looking for flowers on your creation BUT it still has to be connected to the Master - Edgar Allan POE, coz that's what we're all about right ?! :-D

Here is my piece - a book cover that I shall be making more creations to go inside... eventually LoL
I have called it "The Book of My Mind's Eye"..... not really sure why but that was an idea I woke up with and here it is. !!



I covered some thick cardboard with kitchen roll and squidged it all up to get texture and then put Gesso on it. Then I used different inks and dies splurged on it to make it brown. I also used a sort of paste stuff called 'PRECIOUS METALS'  Bronze that the wonderful BD sent me as a gift :-)  LUV this stuff.
The eye was made with half a styrofoam ball and more kitchen paper for the lids. The veins were done with tiny pieces of red feather. Eyelashes are made from a brown feather. I then stuck it to some embossed card and made a ripped edge.
The flowers were made with my new STAMPIN' UP punch and stamps set called 'Flower Shop'. I then coated them with some nail varnish that I don't like on my nails coz it takes foreva to dry !!!  When you move it in the light it changes hue slightly - sorry that doesn't work on a photo !! LoL It's pinky/purple one way, or blue/green, or a sort of yellowy hue :-)
Hingey things and swirls from stash box.
I am going to enter into the SoSS Challenge - C is for CRAP... coz I have no idea why I bought a sheet of stick on hinges and locks that don't even look like metal AND they don't stick properly and that awful nail varnish (and you know... I found 2 pots of the same darnstuff !!!) hahahaha LoL

OK - that's it for now I think.
We are a little short staffed at QTR this month so BLACK DRAGON will be posting her creation  a bit later on. :-D

Bye for now and I hope you will come over and play along. I mean - FLOWERS.... how dfifficult can it be ????!!! hee hee 

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Creations Challenge #264 - Something with 'S'... Swirls
HobbyBook Challenge - Show Us Flowers
Inky Impressions #161 - Anything Goes
A Step In The Dark Challenge #2 - Anything Goes/Purple
21st Century Pillow Book - Flora & Fauna

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW #260...5 YEAR CELEBRATION & ATC SWAP


Hello Peeps and Happy Wednesday,
Welcome to my desk for the WOYWW #260  and it's the 5th Year CELEBRATION.
If you don't know what this is all about then pop over to the amazing founder of WOYWW... Julia at STAMPING GROUND and you can see what's going on.
I am participating in the ATC Swap that is running with this celebration and here is my Swapsie piece.

Beside it is a whole box of ATCs that I have made, so if anyone else would like to swap then just shout up :-D Leave me a comment and we can arrange all the deets. :-)
I do Gothic/Horror ATCs as well as 'normal' ones, so let me know what style you would like.

Here is part of my desk this week, which is not very tidy I'm afraid. I got some boxes I've been transforming and a nearly finished tag. The rest is a bit too like a bombsite to show you LoL


Right - we are supposed to keep this short and sweet so I will pop off now to go and hop some other Workdesks. Bye for now xxxxxx



Tuesday, 20 May 2014

LOOKING FOR 1950s DIVA

Hello Peeps,

Are you out there or can anybody help me find 1950s DIVA.....


This is the start of her email address. This person has made an order from IKEsART that I am desperately trying to send but the Post Master keeps bouncing the emails back to me.
I have tried several different emails to send it from but I cannot get through.!!
I have also sent a message back via PayPal to say that there is a problem. !!!

If this person is YOU or anyone knows who uses an email addy that starts like this - can you please contact me so that I can try and arrange to send you your digis.
You have PAID so you must be waiting for them ??!!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #32 - RAVING RAVENS... MIDWAY REMINDER

Hi Peeps,
Here I am to remind you that the latest Quest over at QUOTH THE RAVEN is halfway through. QTR is an Edgar Allan POE based Challenge site and the theme for Quest #32 is RAVING RAVENS, so basically you can anything you like as long as there is a Raven on it somewhere.
Here is my midway inspirational piece.



The background and elements used are from the GOTHIC POETRY SET  by DEVIANT SCRAP and the Raven (from Smeared Ink) has been fussy cut and layered up 5 times. I think actually I should have 'flipped' him to make him look the other way now that I sit and look at this more !!
I printed out some POE pictures onto assorted backing paper and then cut 1.5" circles with my punch and folded the edges over to make 1" squares and stuck them in a random pattern on the right there. The whole background paper contains the poem "The Raven" By E A POE.


Challenges I am entering:

CraftyGirls Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Things With Wings
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Light as a Feather
Polka Doodles Wk 20 - Things With Wings
Dream Valley Challenge #32 - Things With Wings
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #92 - Anything Goes/Punches or Dies

Sunday, 11 May 2014

IT'S TAG TIME

Hi Peeps,
Here I am to show you the Tag I have made for the MAY TAG SWAP over at IKEsART FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK - you'll find it under 'EVENTS' at the top. The Theme is "PUNCH DRUNK" I have have used a border punch 4 times down the side and I've added punched out flowers. The image is my New  "SAUCY FAIRY" which was released this week and is available in my SHOP.



The punched strips of card are bits left over after cutting out other projects - I have a whole box of card 'bits'. I also used odd scraps of card and papers for my flowers and I found a really great poem about Fairies by Joyce Hemsley. My 'SAUCY FAIRY' was coloured with Copics.
It would be wonderful if you came over and joined our SWAP - sign up is open until 13th MAY 2014.

Challenges I am entering:

Punk You Girl Challenge #12 - Things With Wings
Alphabet Challenge - G for Gorgeous Gowns
Emerald Fairies Challenge #28 - Flowers, Ribbons &/or Lace
CMD Challenge #9 - Long Hair
Flat Friends Challenge #20 - Die Cuts/Punches 
Time4Scrap Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Anything But A Card - Colour  Challenge 

Saturday, 10 May 2014

PREZZIE FOR A CHUM

Hello Peeps,

Well a wet, grey and dreary day here in Greece today ... Yuk !!

I have made a little wall hanging for a friend who has some "crafty cats", who lurk where she's working and quite often nip in and out of her craft videos on You Tube, when they're not supposed to   :-D  LoL
I saw these FREE digis by SLIEKJE and knew I had to send them to my friend. I coloured them up to look like her cats using Copics and black Pilot pen, then cut some letters and words from magazines to stick on my hanging. I edged it with Precious Metals leafing finish. :-)



So there we are :-D xxxxxxxx

Images: Crafty Cats Freebie by SLIEJKE

Challenges I am entering:


Friday, 9 May 2014

50% OFF - HALF PRICE BIRTHDAY SALE AT IKEsART DIGIS

Hello Peeps,


50%SALE

Here I am popping in to tell you that I am having a HALF PRICE SALE on all Digital Images over at IKEsART starting on MONDAY 5th MAY 2014 and running for 5 DAYS to celebrate my Birthday :-)

YES - That's 50% off ALL Digis for 5 days starting 5th MAY 2014 ........ all the 5's :-D

Now - there's only one small snag ..... try as I might I can't get my Store to accept a Discount Voucher, so in order to do this, we can either use the Checkout with PayPal as normal and then I will send you half your money back via PayPal OR you can EMAIL me with your list of Digis and I can send you a correct PayPal Invoice. It's a bit of a pain in the butt I know, and yet another reason why I am looking at alternative online store sites !!!

Anyhoo.... there are 6 Catergories of digis to browse through over at IKEsART  so why not get a coffee/tea and have a browse. I have cute 'n' cuddly and the more darker stuff for the Gothic/horror fans amongst us :-D

I am adding some new designs there today too :-D


"GULP !"
 "I THINK OF YOU"
 "YO !!"


Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

SENDING MOO HUGS !! :-D

Here is a card I made for a male friend and I thought this image was such fun. I think this will work well for a man coz they're not exactly 'into' cards are they ?!!! :-)
The image is called "SENDING MOO HUGS" by SPYDER, and I used it on the inside too with it's sentiment.I made the outside sentiment up myself.
I printed the Moo 6 times in different sizes and then layered them up with foamies.





Challenges I am entering:

LEFT OF CENTRE Challenge #31 - Card For A Male
Paper Crafting Journey - Spots and/or Stripes Challenge 
The Male Room - Give Us A Giggle Challenge
Little Red Wagon #236 - Seeing Spots


Thursday, 8 May 2014

ATTACK OF THE GIANT KILLER CAT !!!!

For the easily frightened amongst you... LOOK AWAY NOW !!!...................





This piece was put together using the two latest FREEBIES from SPYDER..... this week's Freebie called "Emmy-May & Twiggles" and "Hello Pussy Cat" which is last week's Freebie.
I have paper pieced her T shirt in a Freebie paper - also from Spyder - "Scribble Flowers & Dots Paper". I coloured both images with Copics and then fussy cut + layered them up to make them 3D.

My programme that I just quickly pop into to make my watermark + Blogsite text bit on my images is the one that has disappeared from my computer and I don't have the CD to re-install it, but I just found another programme to do it simply in, so I am calming down a bit now :-D !!!

Also - I don't know what's going on but I can now see all the Followers sections when I visit Blogs - which I haven't been able to do for a month - so now I can join other Blogs again !! YaY !!!
See you a bit later xxxxx


Challenges I am entering:

A Step In The Dark Challenge #1- Skulls/Anything Goes

MAY MEMBERS' BLOG HOP FOR SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM

I am late with my piece as I have mega problems with my graphics programmes this morning on my computer :-( !!!

Hopefully you found your way here from SHONI, but if not - don't worry the Blog Roll is down below :-)
This month our theme is WATER and this crazy little guy would certainly have to live there !!! He was a freebie from SMEARED INK but I can't remember what he's called :-(


And one with my Mermaid image... an ATC.




I was hoping to show you something infinitely better - but I am tearing my hair out and highly stressed, so keeping this short and sweet !!! 
Next on you Hop list is REBECCA. Enjoy your Hop :-D xxxx


Black Dragon
Susan R
Susan S
Erin
Shoni
Ike
Rebecca
Titbelsoeur

Monday, 5 May 2014

NEW IMAGES IN SHOP TODAY AND 50% OFF ALL DIGIS SALE

Hello Peeps and Happy Monday :-D
Today is the start of my 50% OFF SALE  on all Digital Art Stamps over at IKEsART, so why not pop over there and snag yourself a bargain. The Sale will run for 5 days until midnight 10th MAY 2014.
These are the latest ones to go in the shop...

SAUCY FAIRY
I THINK OF YOU

GULP !!


THE LEIA COLLECTION
Images SOLD Separately


OK - bye for now Folks... I'll be back in later :-D xxxxxxxxxxx




WOO HOO !! - I GOT HAPPY MAIL :-D

Hello Peeps,
I am thrilled this morning coz the DonkeyMail finally arrived and I got Happy Mail :-D
Here are some pikkies of my fabulous cards and gifties :-)




THANK YOU  very much Girls - I will be emailing in a mo' :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Sunday, 4 May 2014

HURRAY !!...... IT's MAY :-)

Where is this year flying off to Peeps ???
Here we are in May already and it doesn't seem five minutes since Christmas !!
I snagged two BUGABOO Freebies this week - one from the Newsletter, and decided to use them both on one project, as part of my 'You took a Freebie - then darn well use it' policy :-D LoL I have tons of images that I pick up and then never get around to using them, so I am making a point of trying to do it :-)
Freebies:  'Mama Bird' latest freebie from Bugaboo
                     'May Word Art' Freebie from the May Bugaboo NEWSLETTER



The poem I used used on here is "In May" by William Henry Davies - purely because I just like it :-) I coloured the images in lovely bright Spring colours and the background is called 'Paper Clouds' and is part of the free "Hello" mini kit from TINA SHAW.

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge #118 - Cute & Cuddly
Craft Your Passion Challenge #211 - Things That Can Fly
Cutie Pie Challenge #68 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Quirky Crafts Challenge #9 - Something beginning with S..... Shadows



USING UP THE SNIPPETS

Hello and Happy Sunday,

Today I have been messing about with some snippets of papers I got free with Cards & Papercrafts Magazine... yonks ago. I think I bought this in the UK coz I can't get craft magazines here and my last subscription to one - the magazines never actually reached my post box !!!!
I have used a SARN DANGLE - this one is called 'Flower Dangle' and they are the creation of Sandra at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE. She has a For Sale tab on her Blog too so you can now buy these as digis :-D I know she's got some new ones coming too !! :-D LoL

I printed it out on 3 separate papers and then paper pieced the flower and dangles in the different papers. The frame is made with a Martha Stewart punch set.
Here's the first one... I had to put another label coz my printer smurged on the bottom right !!! Grrr...



Then, with the pieces left over from that one, I made this one...


Not much left then, but I used up anything that was left on this one...


Ta Da !!! Snippets used up and I really like how gay and colourful they are :-)


Challenges I am entering:

Milk Coffee Challenge - Bright Colours
Moving Along With The Times - Pretty Pastels








Saturday, 3 May 2014

KISS MS GOODBYE !!

Hello,

Today I have made a piece with a kit that I bought - KISS MS GOODBYE - Charity Kit. It's a great colour combo and is only $3 or a Donation of your choice. This has been designed, put together and available from; 
                                                        
I have also used SMILEY MOGGY from SPYDER. I turned him into a PNG and paper pieced one of the 'Kiss' papers onto his body. This creation was produced digitally in PSE9.


I have two good friends who suffer from MS and it would be awesome if a cure could be found for this awful illness. My contribution may not have been much but every little helps right ?!!

See Ya ! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Time4Scrap - Scrapbooking Day Special Challenge
Daring Cardmakers - May Colour Challenge
Savvy Handmade Cards - Butterfly Photo Inspiration Challenge
A Sprinkle of Imagination - Sprinkle of Colour Challenge
Digi Galore Challenges - Anything But A Card
Lia Stampz Challenge #64 - Anything But A Card

Thursday, 1 May 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN CHALLENGE #32 - RAVING RAVENS

Good morning Peeps,
Here I am with my pieces for this month's Challenge over at QUOTH THE RAVEN... QUEST #32 RAVING RAVENS.
I got carried away with my Ravens this time and made two projects.
My first one is a large Tag - 20cm x 12cm on which I have printed the poem THE RAVEN - by Edgar Allan POE. If you would like to read it then pop over HERE.

I bought a new tool from the local hardware shop that puts those eyelet thingies in but, unfortunately, I got the metal bit the wrong way round when I squoze them first time, so I naffed it up a bit. Hey ho - still .. nothing's supposed to be perfect in crafting right ??!!
My Raven was printed 7 times and fussy cut into layers :-D

Materials used:

POE rubber stamp and Raven Digi stamp from Smeared Ink.
Buff tag 16cm x 8cm from stash.
Poem The Raven from POE site linked above.
Font used  - Charmed ii
Die cut Candelabra was a prezzie from someone.
Black Ink. 
Scrap of corrugated cardboard, + backing paper from stash.
Gold pen on candles and Raven quote.
chocolate box for backing tag.

Here is my second offering this time. I have converted another of those fabbo little ciggy boxes that my friend smokes (she's given me lots of them) and have covered it inside and out with papers from a scrapbook kit called "Black & White"  by Daniela Austen Designs.



The Raven, Backing Plate and Nevermore are all from the rubber stamp kit "Quoth The Raven" from Smeared Ink.
This raven was stamped just 4 times and again fussy cut and layered with silicone to make him 3D.
The whole creation was then coated with water based varnish to protect it.
I sell a lot of this little boxes at craft 'DO's' here as people like them to put little gifts in, and I love to decorate them in different ways :-D 

Well - there's me for the time being. I hope you will pop over to QUOTH THE RAVEN to see what my Teamie Buddies have made to inspire you this time and maybe you might play along with us too. Remember - it doesn't HAVE to be gory and scary at QTR but it must be associated with EDGAR ALLAN POE






NEW CHALLENGE AT IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES - #16 THINGS WITH WINGS

Hello Peeps,
I am here to tell you that we have a new challenge gone up over at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES ..... CHALLENGE #16 ...  THINGS WITH WINGS



TEAM A have done some amazing projects for you to see and hopefully inspire you and there is a FREEBIE for you to snag there too.
CONGRATS to our Winner and TOP 3, as chosen by the DTs.

You can make anything you like for the Challenge, so long as there is something  which has Wings on there, but to be a Winner or TOP 3 , you must use an IKEsART image.

See you later Guys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx