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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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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES #36 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS WEEK 2



Good morning Peeps,
Just popping in to tell you that we are now entering WEEK 2 of our latest Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES. This time it is #36 No Patterned Papers.
Now I know this sometimes gives people the heebie jeebies, but why not pop in and see what my marvelous DT have to show you and it might not feel so bad. :-D
I went along today as well and made this piece using MERMAID 2 from IKEsART.


I hope you will pop in to see us and play along at IWC #36 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS. You can enter up to 3 times and there are FREEBIES over there for you too :-D

Bye for now xx



Sunday, 26 April 2015

A WEE NOTE

Here is a little notelet I have made to go with a parcel I am packing up to send tomorrow.
I saw this little piglet on another Blog and went over to see, because he just made me smile sooooo much.
Anyways - he is called "Hamlet Pigwit Being Shy" and is the creation of FROM THE HEART STAMPS.  He comes with various sentiments too :-) I got him free with purchase in their Shop ( I bought some of their crazy Bird Brains   LoL) but he is the Stamp of the Month in the Progressive Challenge, so here is my entry for that :-D I coloured him with Spectrum Noir Pencils.



Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps




Challenges I am entering:

FTHS Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge - April

Saturday, 25 April 2015

ATC FUN

Here is an ATC I made to send to a friend. I have used "MEDUSA" from the 'Women of Power Set' by SMEARED INK, and I have coloured her with Copics and used glossy accents on her snakes. She is set against a small gold square on a snakeskin mosaic background. The edges were inked with distress stain - Vintage Photo.

Thank you for stopping by :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Luna Girl Moonbeams Challenge - Fascinating Faces   **WINNER***
Crafting with an Attitude #2 - Freestyle/Fantasy

NOT QUITE SO SCARY

Well hello there Peeps,
This is a quickie whilst I am waiting for other stuff to dry, but here is my piece for the latest challenge over at LEFT OF CENTRE - 'FUN FRIGHTS'.
It seems like this poor little spider is looking for his Mummy and has chosen this lovely lady. :-)  LoL
I coloured her with Copics but unfortunately, all my skin colours decided to run out on me and go dry, so sorry about the crap blending !!!! The background is embossed with 'Spider Web' embossing folder from Stampin' Up and enhanced with black ink and the images were mounted on foamies for added pop.




Image used; Spider Girl by ADFD


Challenges I am entering:

LOC #75 - Fun Frights   ****WINNER****
LadyBug Crafts April Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft April Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, 23 April 2015

QUOTH THE RAVEN CHALLENGE #43 - TIC, TAC, POE WEEK 4 REMINDER


Hello Peeps,
Here I am with the reminder for WEEK 4 of our current Challenge #43 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN..... TIC, TAC, POE. Here is the grid we are working from this month. 


and here is my piece using Raven, Lace and POE.......................................



You have until Midnight on the 6th MAY to come along and play showing us your POE creations, so I hope to see you there.
We shall be back again next week with a reminder as this is a 5 week month :-D

Challenges I am entering: 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ANOTHER ATC SWAP :-D

Hi Peeps,
I have done another ATC Swap over at KRISTY's BLOOMING JOURNEY FB page. The theme for March was " SPRING " and here's what I made :-D



Papers were from my Little Sizzles pack by Sizzix, Silhouette die cut, and the Bunnies are from the 'Ears to You' set by STAMPIN' Up. There are popped up with foamies. 

Why not pop over to the KBJ FaceBook Group page and see what's going on ?  :-D

Thanks for dropping in :-)


Challenges I am entering:

Cutting & Stamping Challenge #12 - Cute Critters
Through The Craftroom Door April - Anything Goes


Monday, 20 April 2015

HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE MACABRE MONDAY - GOING GREEN

Haunted Design House

Time for my Minion inspiration for the GOING GREEN Challenge over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE.
Either use the colour green in your project, or go green by recycling, green eyed envy monster ......well I guess you get the idea, just nothing cutesy green, we love to see your dark side of crafting.

WARNING: the following creation is pretty gross and disgusting but at the same time childishly amusing !! :-)

This is my creation made with styrofoam and clay nestled on a bunch of tissues,  and the 'green' bits are the drippings from my hot glue gun coloured with Copics..... in "the purest green My Lord"...... - of course !!! LoL


Can you bear the close-up ??????...................



If you'd like to visit the Dungeon and play with us, all you have to do is make a macabre masterpiece for the Going Green challenge and link it here, The Minions will vote for the piece they like the most and the 2 Gruesome Twosomes will be allowed to play with us in the Dark Damp Dungeon.


Thanks for dripping  dropping by :-D LoL


Sunday, 19 April 2015

OSAAT #235 AG with DAUGHTERS & GIRLS



This weeks fantastic challenge our theme is
#235 Anything Goes with DAUGHTERS / GIRLS
so a creation for a daughter or just girly looking. My daughter was very high maintenance during her teens/early 20's, with having to have all the latest clothes/accessories and she sometimes changed her clothes 2/3 times a day !!!! This little piece I made sort of depicts her in a way - except she has really long dark hair and didn't wear specs :-D LoL ................


I coloured the image with a mixture of 'paper piecing' for her clothes and bag and promarkers for the rest. I  added some blanket stitch edging to the background and a 'High Maintenance' label  :-D  hee hee . It's a good job that she won't see this LoL

Main Image:  BB KAKES - School 4 Teen  at StitchyBear Stamps

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the April 5 image prize pack. 
 

There you have it. I hope you will come over and play along with us at OSAAT #235, and have a look at what the other Angels have made to inspire you :-D 

Bye for now  xoxox

Challenges I am entering:

Scribble & Scrap #42 - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge #12 - Colour Challenge
Dazzling Diva Challenge #71 -  Inspiration Photo (I went with colours)

ATC SWAPS

Happy Sunday Peeps,
I keep forgetting to post about the ATC Swaps I have been doing over at MY CRAFTS FORUM. !! I made a whole batch all the way through to June because my DonkeyMail can be a bit slow, and so I forget that I need to show them :-D
So here's the ones I have made so far.............


JAN - "Something I Got For Christmas"
I treated myself to that corner Die  :-D



FEB - "Texture"



MAR - "Paws For Thought"



APR - "Remember Childhood"



Well - that's it for the moment. Thank you for popping in :-D xoxo

Friday, 17 April 2015

NATURE IN THE RAW !!! :-D

Well Peeps - I am in one of my 'strange' modes today and whilst waiting for some paint to dry on my theatre commission projects, I got a bit more messy with some inks and schtuff.
I played with smearing some inks onto paper placed over a bit of burlap to see what the texture did and I quite like the effect.
On top of that I put some moose images and a really scary skeletal man to be in charge of them from DeStempelwinkel   :-D I had to stamp scan and print the moose to get them different sizes and I cut the antlers off the 'girls'. :-D 
The trees are from BECCY's PLACE.

I called this piece.............."THE HERDSMAN".......... and he's showing the 'raw' side of nature :-D



DeStempelwinkel:

 Thank you for dropping in :-D

Challenges I am entering:

DeStempelwinkel Challenge #8 - Nature   ***WINNER***


Thursday, 16 April 2015

GABBY THE MERMAID AT FAERY INK

Hello Peeps,
I just popped in to show you an ATC I made with the new 500 Members FREEBIE over at FAERY INK FACEBOOK PAGE......'Gabby The Mermaid'. I got her yesterday and couldn't wait to colour her up.
It's a pity that the Moondust paper and pearl mists don't come out on photos - if I try with flash it gives too much bounce !! :-(



I used:
Promarkers
Perfect Pearl Mists on the background - Turquoise, Forever Green
Moondust Paper from Southfield, The Paper People
De-Stempelwinkel, Designs by Ryn 'Droplet' rubber stamp
Kindy Glitz - Crystalina (on her tail)
Glossy Accents on her eyes

Challenges I am entering:

Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge #154 - Groovy Chicks
Mod Squad Challenge - Wheel in the colour
Inspiration Destination Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
PinSpirational Challenge #138 - Picture - I went with the Sea
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #249 - Rainbow of Colours

QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #43 - TIC, TAC, POE WEEK 3


Hello and happy Thursday,
I am popping in to show you my inspiration creation for WEEK 3 of our current Challenge over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. Our Theme this time is TIC. TAC. POE and here is our grid...

I have used the Right section vertical... Raven, POE, Lace for my creation.
I made a background with papers from Smeared Ink's 'Zombie Killa' digital paper set and used a die cut left-over as a stencil through which I smeared home-made textured past. I smurged over it when dry with a black ink pad.
I used my Quoth The Raven rubber stamp set - also from Smeared Ink to do the images and sentiment flag. The lace and corrugated card were from my 'bits' box.

And so... 'tis done :-D
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will pop over to QUOTH THE RAVEN and see what my Teamie NANETTE has to show you for inspiration :-D


Challenges I am entering:



SMEARED & SMUDGED APRIL MEMBERS' BLOG HOP


Hello Peeps and happy Thursday. Welcome to the SMEARED + SMUDGED APRIL MEMBERS' BLOG HOP and this time our task was to decorate an egg.
I used a styrofoam egg and covered most of it with quilled Daisies and then used 'Stitchy Doll 5' from the STITCHY SITUATION Set as my 'hatcher'. He is 3D'd with silicone and placed on top of the egg with hidden pins.
I don't think he's any good as a hatcher though - do you ... cos he's been sitting there since Easter and nothing's come out  ???!!!  LoL 


Well, thank you for visiting and I hope that you enjoyed our Hop.  There are masses of things going on over on the FB Group page, so why not pop in and have a look.
Here is the Blog Roll in case you got lost or you started with me and want to go round and look :-)

April Member Blog Hop

Leigh
Leslie Rahye
 Susan R.
Jane
Kristy
                                     Ike------------ You are here

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

PARCHMENT WEDDING CARD

Hello Peeps,
Here is a wedding card made with Parchment that I completed recently for a friend. She sent me a photo of the invitation which had these sort of open hearts on it and asked me to design a wedding card for her to send. This is what I came up with.


I added a few swirly heart stalky bits and a simply frame and sewed it to cream card with gold thread.

Challenges I am entering:



LAST CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES + GET FREEBIES

Come Join the Party!

Hi Peeps... it's your last chance to whizz over to Patacake's Blog and win some great Prizes and snag yourself some FREEBIES in her Birthday Bash. It will all come to an end tonight and you are gonna kick yourself if you miss out.
There is schtuff from me at IKEsART and super goodies from Lisa of DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES fame and CREATIVE BUG jumped on the birthday wagon too with a great Digi Prize :-D
Don't be square...... be there :-D  Click on the Linked Badge above.  xoxoxoxox

Monday, 6 April 2015

NEW FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FREEBIE FOR APRIL

Hello Peeps,
I have just posted a new  April FREEBIE for you Exclusive over on our IKEsART FAN CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE.
I give you.... The Queen of Hearts....  saucy but pretty deadly !!! hahahahaha


If you are a Member or would like to join, you can whizz over there now and snag her for yourself.

PLEASE DO NOT SHARE, PIN OR PASS HER AROUND in any form. If you want to post about her etc. then please pick up the Watermarked copy that's there too :-D  Thank you.

Enjoy !!! :-D 

Here she is after I coloured her up :-D



Sunday, 5 April 2015

CHALLENGE #234 AT ONE STITCH AT A TIME - EASTER/PASSOVER

Hello All and welcome to Challenge #234 over at OSAAT. This time we are doing EASTER or PASSOVER (for me anyhow).
The Sponsor for this week's Challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the April 5 image Prize Pack :-)

The image I chose to work with this time is called "GRIM REAPER" from REECES SCRAP PIECES. I made a little scene of him turning up at Passover and having to go home empty handed. Hahaha LoL 
For those who don't know what Passover is all about, it commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. The Bible tells that G_D helped the Children of Israel escape from their slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the ancient Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release his Israelite slaves; the tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born.
The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the Angel of Death knew to pass over the first-born in these homes, hence the English name of the holiday. 
Watch out.... here he comes !!!!!



So there you have it Peeps :-)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will pop over to see what my OSAAT Sisters have made to show you. So, why not get all your Easter goodies out and come on over and join us at #234 Anything Goes with EASTER / PASSOVER.

Challenges I am entering:


Saturday, 4 April 2015

ART JOURNAL EVERY DAY CHALLENGE

Happy Saturday,
I am popping in to post my journal page for the ART JOURNAL EVERY DAY CHALLENGE  over on the SMEARED & SMUDGED FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.


Click on image to enlarge :-)

I haven't actually put it in a Journal as yet since this is a 7" x 9" page and I don't have a journal that size..... yet !! The one I started a couple of weeks ago is a 5x7".

I have used a background paper which was a freebie from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN and came in the Spring Penguin set. I overlaid part of that with a paper from the Zombie Killer Set by SMEARED INK called 'Cracked' and I made that paper transparent so I could use it as an overlay. Behind them is 'Cemetary Arch'. The Girl image is called Anita, and the bunnies at the back - Occasions Grumpies Bunny, Boney Bunny, Skull Bunny, are all from SMEARED INK. The 'Fluffy Bunny' decoupage character at the front is from a SVG cutting file by MY SCRAP CHICK.

I coloured bits up with Spectrum Noir pens and my new Tombow Dual Brush pens, but I wasn't keen on how they didn't blend well for her skin on this paper :-(

Well - that's it for just now... I have some other stuff coming up over the next couple of days.

Thank you for dropping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Art Journal Every Day Challenge at Smeared & Smudged



Thursday, 2 April 2015

FELINE FRENZY

Me again today,
I snagged a little freebie fish from SCRIBBLES DESIGNS today and I saw that their latest Challenge is called FELINE FRENZY. It gave me an idea to illustrate how I think my cats (15 of them now !!) think about the new acquisition of my puppy !!! Hee hee.  They seem to have settled to the idea now but he is treated like the bottom of the pack !! Hahahaha - it makes me laugh to see them boss him about but at least one of them has become his bestest friend and they play together, biting each other's ears and legs etc and charging round like loonies !! LoL
I think mostly though that this is their impression of him .....................


I have used the FREEBIE Fish multiple times to make a background and the main images are "Dog Wash" and "It Stinks" both from SCRIBBLES DESIGNS, and the Font I used is called Cat Krap............. "Even if I stick this in.... he won't smell any better !"  LoL

Well - I'm off again and I might see you later. xx




Challenges I am entering:



PATACAKE's BIRTHDAY BASH BLOW-OUT

Come Join the Party!

Hi All,
I am here to tell you about Pat's Birthday Bash Blow-out which is going to run for the next 15 days !! Her Birthday is in there somewhere but she's steadfastly refusing to say which day nor how old she will be hahaha LoL

I drew her a special Birthday image, which she made a card with, and she is giving the image away if you get in quick and wish her a happy birthday on that particular Post :-D

The idea is for you to snag some fabulous goodies along the way AND to encourage Pat out into the open by getting her some more Followers. Us old-time Bloggers are well used to it by now, but for Newbies, the whole thing can be a little bit scary. We can't have her hiding away in her cave and not showing us what she's up to now can we ??

I hope you will pop over and see what she has going on during these celebrations and give her some love and encouragement.

See you later xoxox




QUOTH THE RAVEN CHALLENGE #43 - TIC, TAC, POE

Hello Thursday Peeps,

Here I am with my piece for our new Challenge over at QUOTH THE RAVEN.This one is #43 and our Theme is.... "TIC, TAC, POE", and here is the grid.

I have chosen to illustrate POE's story called 'Mesmeric Revelation'. If you would like to read the whole thing or see any other of his works then please click HERE.
I used the right hand vertical line - RAVEN, POE, LACE.



The Winner of Quest #42 has been announced and there are some stunning creations from my Teamies, who I am sure would love you to pop over and visit,  so see you over at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

Images I used:

Lady Death by IKE at Smeared Ink
POE Freebie Paper by IKEsART
Poe Skull Bust by IKEsART
Excerpt from Mesmeric Revelation By E A POE.

Thanks for stopping by.



Challenges I am entering:

Inspiration Destination Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Come Fly With Me