Hi and welcome to Ike's World. I AM PROUD TO BE A DESIGN TEAM MEMBER FOR SMEARED INK and previously for SIMPLY CREATE TOO,DELICIOUS DOODLES, POISONED PEAS PLEASE, and now I'M A MINION AT HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE. I am also Co-Writer on QUOTH THE RAVEN and I run my own Challenge at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES. Thanks for visiting and please drop by again :-)



Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Happy Tuesday Peeps,
I am here to tell you that we have a new challenge gone up today over at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES ..... CHALLENGE #15 ... TICKLED PINK

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 some Pink there, but to be a Winner or TOP 3 , you must use an IKEsART image.

See you later Guys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Hello Peeps,

Well - I shall be out tomorrow evening at the start of Passover, so I will post this now.
Happy PASSOVER to all my buddies that celebrate it :-D xxxxxxxx

Image used - "Remember" by BUGABOO STAMPS


Happy Sunday Peeps,
Well, from reading different Blogs I follow around the world, it seems that Spring has sprung for a lot of you :-D
In celebration of that fact, I made a little Spring creation :-)

Images used:

IKEsART  'Gothic Window'
ADFD  - 'Fuzzy Bunnies'  - current Freebie
Vintage Field & Garden - 'A Warren of Rabbits  -  current Freebie

Challenges I am entering:

Kratfin' Kimmie #225 - Animal House
So Artful - Colours of Spring
OSAAT #208 - Use A Digi
ADFD #93 - All About Easter
Doodle Garden #2 - Colour Inspiration
Open Minded Challenges #8 - Easter or Pastel Colours
A Creative Need #18 - Signs of Spring

Saturday, 12 April 2014


A little Bunny tale for you as we are getting near to Easter...... (ever so slightly adapted from the Beatrix Potter novel - The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit)....

Such a lovely story the Mother rabbit is telling her baby rabbits on a sweet Spring day........... tra la la, tra la lee................................................

Images used:

Pixie Playmates Rabbits  by Digital Stamp Design  (today's Freebie)
Background Papers - 'Nature's Blooms' set by Jennifer Scraps

Challenges I am entering:

Craft for The Craic - Something for Spring or Easter
Craftitude Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
Left of Centre Challenge #29 Challenge #29 Anything Goes - Dark Themed


Good Morning Peeps and Happy Saturday,

I have popped in to show you a Tag I have made for the April Swap over at IKE's ART FAN PAGE. The Theme is "Dark Skies". I have used creepy papers and images for the background from iTkUpiLLi - 'Spritus Mortis' Set. 
The skull has been printed and fussy cut 6 times and then layered up to make him 3D. The Goblet was printed 3 times and fussy cut layered too. 
The Skelly hand Goblet is a new image I got from LISA TYRELL. I coloured the Goblet with gold and silver metallic pens, but of course it doesn't show up well on here - if you adjust the light you get mega glare !! Can't win really. :-( 
You can snag her set of FREE images if you pop into LEFT OF CENTRE's FaceBook page.

Thank you for dropping by. See you later xx

Challenges I am entering:

LOC Challenge#29 - Dark Themed
Craftitude Challenge #62 - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun Challenge#14 - Anything Goes

Monday, 7 April 2014


Hello Peeps,
You better sit down before viewing my latest little creations coz I went cute hahaha LoL  :-D
I needed to make some little cards to go with some gifties I sent out, and I snagged a really cute little Freebie from SLIEKJE the other day and decided to use it.
This was one of the images Sliekje gave on her Blog on 4th April - post was entitled  "Just Cute". She gives all her digis numbers so there is no name here.
I used snippets of background papers from 'Bunny Hop' by Sugar Moon Designs.

I used all 3 colourways with the chevron paper and snipped the tops to make them pointed chevrons. The floral paper is the same on each one.
I coloured the image with ProMarkers and used a die to cut them out. The chevron paper has tiny stitches printed on it around each chevron, so I drew faux stitching all around the card and die cut.
On the balloons I printed "From Me to You".

So there ..... a cute phase for you :-D

Oh YES - I was going to ask... does anyone know where all our Followers have gone and the Followers Button on the Blogs ????? Mine have all disappeared :-(

Challenges I am entering:

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Happy Sunday Peeps,
Here is a card commission I had to make a large 40th card. I wasn't really inspired by anything on Friday as my Mojo had deserted me, but my customer called me yesterday and asked if I had started the card. When I said 'No' she breathed a sigh of relief and told me that the intended recipient used to have an old VW Beetle win her youth and that truck drivers would toot and wave at her when she drove it about. She wanted to see if I could do anything with one on the card. ? Well - bingo.... I just had inspiration and I had already picked out the image from SASSY STUDIOS as a possible.
Here it is all done. I had to make a special envelope coz it is just under A4 in size. :-)

Image used: 'Samatha Sassy' from Sassy Studios - Coloured with Copics.
VW image from the Web.
All images multi-printed and fussy cut and mounted with foamies to make it 3D.
Stickles added to stars and Samatha's jewelry for added glitz. I used Glossy accents on the headlights of the VW.

Challenges I am entering:

FussyandFancy Challenge #111 - All About Travel
Just Add Ink #209 - Just Add Layers


Good Morning Peeps,
Here are the Previews of my NEW IMAGES just out today over at   IKE'sART
There are some more coming soon :-D  I hope you like them. xx


BOTTLES Set of 4


Hopefully see you later xx

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Well, it's me again with my piece for the latest Challenge over at QUOTH THE RAVEN  our POE inspired Challenge Blog. The new QUEST #31 is called POE-cabulary and the challenge is to create a project illustrating one of the works of Edgar Allan POE. This can be anything you like so long as it is obvious what the connection is with POE.
Here is my piece for this one:

I have chosen to illustrate POE's poem entitled 'Eldorado'. If you wish to read it or see any of his other works, there is a complete list HERE.
My background uses an engraving by George Pearson (1850-1910) and was produced in 1864. (Public domain image)
I added a moon to it and superimposed my 'POE Skull Bust'  (without the Raven) over the top of it with a blue 'glow' effect. The little creepy death guy is called "Gofrey 2" and is by Drellas Dazstudio (although this site looks to have been dead since 2010). I printed him 3 times and fussy cut sections to make him 3D.
The knight is from my Shop too.... "KNIGHT 3".. I just flipped him round the other way. I coloured the horse with Promarkers and the Knight with silver + gold pens. Pity it doesn't show up his armour on the photo :-)
The scroll is from DOODLE DRAGON STUDIOS - Dustin Pike and I typed the POE poem on the top of it. I cut it out twice to make the scroll ends 3D with foam tabs.
The whole piece was mounted onto card printed with my Freebie  POE RAVEN Background Paper, faded out a bit so that it wasn't ultra prominent.

So, that's it from me for now. I hope you will pop over to QUOTH THE RAVEN and see what my fellow Minions of The Master have cooked up for you this time... you are in for a treat I can tell you :-D

See you later xx


Hello Peeps,

Here I am to tell you we have a brand new challenge over at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES.... #14 EVERYTHING EASTER. 
TEAM A have some wonderful creations for you to see and there is also this FREEBIE for you to play along with us..... "EASTER BUNNY BASKET"

Pop over to the IWC Blog to pick him up. :-)

CONGRATS to the Winner from our last Challenge - #13 SPRING INTO SPRING......   AURANE,  and TOP 3 ...Crafty Girl, Borqna and Crafty Giggles. On the IWC Blog you will find out how to claim your Prizes. Thanks to everyone for playing along with us and we hope to see you again this time.
Challenges run for 2 weeks, so you have up until 14th April to enter Challenge #14.

See you later xx