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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, 30 June 2015

W IS FOR WINE

Hello Peeps,

I have been playing with one of my own images from IKEsART called "DAAAHHLING" to make a piece for entry into the latest Challenge at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS. I haven't played there for a while but when I saw the Theme this time, I was struck with an idea..... and here it is...


This piece was constructed and coloured digitally in PSE 9. I set her against a wine label backing paper.


Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #37 -  W is for Wine **Princess***
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge : Name That Tune (Red,Red Wine + The Bitch is Back)


Sunday, 28 June 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #240 - ANYTHING GOES with RED/WHITE/BLUE


This Fortnight's fantastic challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME #240 is
#240 Anything Goes with Red, White and Blue

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

This time I got to play with 'LITTLE TEDDY B' from KAZ KRAFTZ.

Little TeddyB

I printed them out 4 times and then coloured them up using Promarkers. Then fussy cut them and decoupaged with foamies to make them 3D. The background was made digitally using the free JUBILEE Grunge Set by MY CRAFT STUDIO.
I then cut a plain white backing and edge punched it and mounted the whole thing onto royal blue corrugated card.



I hope you will come over and play along and have a look at the fabulous creations my Stitchy Angel Teamies have made to inspire you :-D

Thank you for visiting :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #12  - Anything Goes

IKEsART NEW RELEASE MINI BLOG HOP


Hello Peeps,

I am here with a preview of some new images I have in the Store at IKEsART.
I was previously one of the exclusive Designers for SMEARED INK - which has unfortunately closed - so I am now able to release my image sets that I did for them since they are no longer under contract.

Today I am here to introduce to you two sets.... SUCCUBUS SET of 5 and THE FALLEN Set of 4, and I roped in some of my fabulous Design Team Members from IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES to do this mini Blog Hop.

Here are the Previews of the Sets.... just click to enlarge ...



Here are my creations to show you and below is the mini Hop List.

Using SUCCUBUS 3 with and without wings;
This piece is called "Sugar & Spice"
Background papers by Crafty Chaos.

Using SUCCUBUS 3  and  WOLF 1
Backgrounds by Me, frame from Digital Two for Tuesday. :-)



Using "FALLEN ANGEL 3" 


I printed and coloured her 4 times and fussy cut to make a 3D decoupaged image. 


I hope you will have some time to Hop round and see what my Girlz made to show you and leave them some LUV.

Here is the list.
                             --- IKE --- You are HERE

OK - now you are off to see what SUSAN has to show you :-)

Don't forget that you still have a few days to enter our latest Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES #39... LYRICS. You can find the Post HERE and snag your FREEBIE too.

Thank you for dropping by and Happy Hopping :-D The HOP will run until 1st JULY 2015 so you have lots of time to visit.


Challenges I am entering:

Inky Impressions Challenge #213 - Something Is In The Air



Friday, 26 June 2015

AN ATTACK OF THE CUTES :-D

Hello Friday Peeps,

Prepare ye for what could well turn out to be an 'attack of the cutesiness' weekend hahahaha :-D I have recently been doing a few card commissions and also have been preparing to enter some challenges, so you can't say I didn't warn you LoL 

Here is my offering for the FREE STAMP OF THE MONTH JUNE PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE which is run by FROM THE HEART STAMPS.  This month I got this cute little chap and he is called "PRICKLES SAYS HELLO"..........


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

I coloured him up with Prismacolour Pencils, blended with Baby Oil and then followed a sketch from PALS PAPER ARTS for my layout and used bits and bobs from my snippets box.
I found a set of really, REALLY old rub-ons that are sooooo old they are no longer useable to rub-on anything, so I left stuck them to their protective plastic stuff and used them as is. Shame the Diamond Glaze on his little 'specs' doesn't show up on photos :-(


Well, there he is. Now I expect you will have to go have a sit down now and prepare yourself for more 'cute' over the next couple of days :-D

Bye for now. xx


Challenges I am entering:

Pals Paper Arts PPA 256 - Sketch Challenge
Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #21 - Hedgepig cookies :-D

Thursday, 25 June 2015

A BIT OF SILLINESS :-D

Well - it's me again :-)
I am psyching myself up to create a lengthy project and one that I haven't tried before...... a Pocket Letter..... and not sure what I am going to do yet and not even got a theme !!  ... so - as is my wont - I have created a bit of silliness to kind of take my mind off it and relax it a bit. :-D
I wanted to enter the latest Challenge over at DE-STEMPELWINKEL CHALLENGE #13 but the theme is MEN and I don't have many DeStemp stamps and certainly NO men, so had to think on my feet a bit here and use what I DID have.... a couple of skellies.  :-D
Have you heard the one where the bloke goes into the doctor's surgery? ................................................................................................................................



Well - let's hope I can wing my way through on this Challenge !! Hahahaha We will wait and see :-D

Images used:
De-Stempelwinkel - The Old Gardener and Doordenker


Challenges I am entering:


QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #45 - PICTURE INSPIRATION WEEK 4


Here I am again popping in to tell you that we are now into WEEK 4 of the latest Quest #45 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN - PICTURE INSPIRATION. Here is the pic we went with...

The idea is that you make a creation inspired by the photo but everything we do there is all about EDGAR ALLAN POE. :-D

I have a re-show of a mobile I made which has Ravens and using the Nevermore and Quoth The Raven wording as balances. It's all strung with fishing line and uses two pieces of soft metal for the arms.


QTR will be changing it's format in July for our next QUEST. We no longer have a DT and will be reverting to fortnightly Reminder posts. Also we will be inviting special GUEST DESIGNERS every month to play along. The GDs will be making 2 creations, one for the start of the Quest and one for the Midway Reminder.

So - you have just one week left to come and play and show us your POE creations over at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

Thanks for stopping by. xxx




YPP JUNE TICKET KIT SWAP

Good morning Peeps,
I am here to show you my Kits for the latest ARTSY FARTSY TICKET KIT SWAP over at YOUR PAPER PANTRY. This time the theme was Red/White + Blue and include a Bottle Top.
I decided to do 2 different Kits - one for the USA and one for the UK :-D



I used 'Little Kitty ClipArt' by MOM's ANGELS DESIGNS, 4th July Scrapkit by Amanda Heimann Designs , bottle cap from local establishment :-)  Liberty picture from Web.




'UK BULLDOG' by me at IKEsART, coloured with Promarkers. Background - JUBILEE KIT  from MY CRAFT STUDIO ,bottle cap from same establishment :-)

The idea is to put all the pieces in a baggie to construct your own Ticket Kit and then we send them off to swap. I have a lot of fun with these and you get great kits sent back :-D

Thank you for dropping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Creations Challenge #292 - Red/White/Blue
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Art Impression Stamps Challenge #162 - Red/White/Blue
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #159 - Red/White/Blue



Wednesday, 24 June 2015

WOULDN'T WANT TO MEET HER ON A DARK NIGHT :-D LoL

Hello Peeps,
Got a bit of a scare for you today.
I drew up this new image and called her "SCAiRY FAIRY" as I was meant to join in with the BLOG HOP over at SMEARED & SMUDGE FACEBOOK GROUP and then I completely forgot to put my name down bwaahahahaha - what a Dingbat.
Anyhoo, I thought I would Blog her anyway and down below is a link for the actual HOP itself so you can go and have a little  browsette :-D



I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens and then did her wings with Stickles - which I am sure you know don't photograph at all !!! LoL Then I scanned her back in and set her on a digital background and added a senti :-D

Here is the official HOP as I am sure you will like to see what the Members got up to ? :-D


Black Dragon
Dream In Darkness
Teresa
Harp
Leigh
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Katie
Susan
Kat

Hopefully I can manage to get my butt in gear for the Members HOP in July hahahaha

Thanks for dropping in. I'm off for a Hop myself now :-D



Challenges I am entering:

Sunday, 21 June 2015

BIRTHDAY PENGUINS

Hello Peeps,
I am here to show you a card I made using some gorgeous little Penguins from 2 CUTE INK
I have used "Penguin Balloon" and "Birthday Penguin".
I used a backing paper from DECOSSEs DYNAMITE DOODLES with balloons on, that she made for Patacake's Birthday Bash :-D, and some scraps of card from my bits box.
I followed the Sketch given over at The Papercraft Crew Challenge, and just flipped it around to landscape.




Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 149. #stampinup #papercraftcrew

I've been making lots of other cards for commissions which are very pretty and soooo not like me.... but I will shock you with those a bit later hahahaha LoL

Thanks for dropping in.

Challenges I am entering:


Craft Dee BowZ June Challenge - Anything with a Bow
Muse Card Club Challenge #122 - I chose Balloons :-)



Thursday, 18 June 2015

ATC SWAP FOR JUNE

It's me again,
Here are my June ATCs for the Swap over at MY CRAFTS. The theme this time was "Culture" and I decided to go Greek.



I used all IKEsART images:


They were all coloured with Promarkers.
Thank you for dropping in :-)


QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #45 - PICTURE INSPIRATION... WEEK 3 REMINDER

Hello Peeps,
Here I am with my DT inspiration piece for WEEK 3 reminder of our current QUEST #45 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN.
Here is the picture we have offered as inspiration....



and here is my piece for this week.......


I have used backgrounds from Crafty Chaos and the main stamp is from the Quoth The Raven rubber stamp set by SMEARED INK (no longer trading). I then fussy cut him and mounted him on foamies.
I found a clipart of an ink bottle in my book and then cut up a feather to make a pen. The little roses are from my stash. Behind his head I used a bit of masking tape with "Quoth The Raven" stamped on it - since I don't have Washi Tape LoL :-D

You have until 1st JULY 2015 to come over and play along, so let's see some of your darker POE stuff :-)
Click HERE to join the Challenge.


Challenges I am entering:


Monday, 15 June 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #239 - MEN .............MY DT PIECE

Hello EverybodyPeeps,

Here I am with my latest DT creation for OSAAT over at Challenge #239 - ANYTHING GOES - MEN

I got to use 'Old School Diving Helmet' from Floppy Latte. I coloured it digitally to make it look like brass and then I added it to a picture of some sponges, and old photo of Greek divers and a map of my island. Kalymnos was once prolific for the catching and trade of sponges. We have a diving museum and there are many people here who died or were injured in this business. :-(
Here is your Prize for this Challenge ....


Yoy can enter as many times as you like and use any image.... obviously we LUV it if you use one from the STITCHYBEAR STORE.

You have 2 WEEKS to play along with us at OSAAT #239 so why not pop over and see my Teamies creations for some inspiration...... we all know how difficult those Men can be !!! LoL :-D

Thank you for dropping in :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering :

Come & Get It Challenges - It's a Guy Thing
Scribble & Scrap Challenge #46 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 June 2015

IT'S SKULL APPRECIATION DAY 2015 ... WOOHOO !!

YaY !! - here I am with the BLOG HOP with SMEARED & SMUDGED in honour of SKULL APPRECIATION DAY !!!! Well - I sure appreciate mine ... if I didn't have it my head would look a whole lot mushy !! :-D


SKULL APPRECIATION DAY
Blog Hop
Black Dragon 
Katie
 Lisa
Tit Belsoeur
 Anna 
Sue
 Nan
 Dream In Darkness
Harp
 Maureen 
                            ------Ike------  YOU ARE HERE
Monique
Fiona
 Teresa
Leigh S-B
DominoART
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
Julia
 Susan R.
This is just soooo cool and exciting and you should have arrived here from the Marvelous MAUREEN... if not, don't you worry as I have the Hop List up above  - see - so you can find your way around.

So, here is my piece in appreciation of my cranium and a tribute to my fave Edgar Allan POE....... this is a glimpse of his writing desk. It has his memoirs book and skully inkwell.....you didn't know he wrote in blood with a sharpened Raven feather did you ???    bwaahahaha



I snuck in and took this photo whilst he wasn't here but I better skidaddle now in case he comes back and finds me :-D
So now it's time for you to sneak off to Mystical MONIQUE and she what cranial craziness she has to show you.


Deets:
Old hardback book cover
Images; 'POE Skull Bust' and 'Arch' by IKEsART
Plastic skully smooshed up with black paint
Large chicken feather painted with black ink
Fresh Fake Blood...secret recipe hee hee 

This is also my piece for our latest Challenge starting today over at QUOTH THE RAVEN, where we have a picture inspiration Challenge #45 this month :-D

Thank you for Hopping by :-D xxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:





Monday, 1 June 2015

ANOTHER ATC SWAP

Here's another ATC Swap I like to do quite often over at KRISTY's BLOOMIN' JOURNEY FACEBOOK GROUP.
The theme for  APRIL was "Bunnies" and I decided to go for the shock-horror bunny instead of the expected fluffy sort :-)



I made up my own backing paper and then I used multiple images of my 'ZOMBIE BUNNY' from IKEsART - 'Zombie Pet Shop Part 2' and fussy cut him in different layers to make him 3D. He was coloured with Promarkers, and layered up with silicone. I thought he might be a bit gory for the Group but apparently, they loved him :-)



MAY's theme was "Flowers" and I went pretty 'normal with this one :-)


I used rubber stamps from Unity Stamp Co and Rubbadubbadoo and the background was made by stenciling through a die cut left-over.

Thanks for stopping by :-D xoxox

Challenges I am entering:


Dream In Darkness Challenge #2 June - Anything Goes dark + creepy
Smudgy Antics June Challenge - AG with a Twist 3 Colours (red, grey + green)
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Flower Power (obviously NOT the rabbit)
Creative Knockouts Challenge #28 - Tic,Tac,Toe  (Left column Vertical)









ATC SWAPS

Here are some more Swaps...  I love the ATC Swap over at MY CRAFTS FORUM - which is hosted by Shirley Gaskin,  - and I realised I have not Posted my creations for March, April or May !!!! 

MARCH was "Paws For Thought" and as an avid cat lover, I had to go with kitties right ??!!! :-)





APRIL  was "Remember Childhood" and I used a stamp from DeStempelwinkel as the main image, with dictionary definition pages for a background.




MAY had the theme of 1970's FASHION and here are my ATCs using images I drew in Art College during that period :-D  WoW !!! Takes me back a ways hahaha :-D 



You may recognize a couple of these images which have been updated and dragged into the present in my Shop at IKEsART.  :-D

I forget to Post about these - I have to get them made so early because of DonkeyMail, so I made a batch to cover 6 months and then they slipped my mind. I have one more set for June, but I can't put piks of those up yet !!! :-)

See you later xoxo


Challenges I am entering:

Glitter & Sparkle Challenge #139 - Add An Animal (my cat ATCs)





ARTSY FARTSY TICKET SWAPS

Good morning and Happy Monday,
I am here with the first of a few Posts showing schtuff I have made recently - but I couldn't post until they arrived as a lot are Swaps and it spoils the surprise if I Post too soon. :-D 
Here is my Ticket Kit for the Swap over at Artsy Fartsy Ticket Swaps on YOUR PAPER PANTRY :-) We put together all the bits and bobs into a kit and swap that and we make one of them up to show peeps what they could do with it. The theme for May was "BUGS", so I did some typically found here in Greece :-D


I used some 'brick wall' card for the backing ticket and the critters are a mix of Silhouette cut files and clipart images. The Mozzie is mounted on a little strip of heavy acetate so he looks like he is just hovering there.
Obviously my Kit recipients will make something completely different with theirs. I made 10 kits and will get 9 assorted ones back from other people - which will be such a wheeze :-D  Can't wait !!! :-D

I'll be back later will more creations :-) Thanks for dropping in xoxo


Challenges I am entering: