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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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Saturday, 21 January 2017

HAVE YOU GOT ANY SNOW ?

I'm here again - just dashing in - to show this card I made with a lovely Freebie from KNITTY KITTY that is called " Dachshund Through The Snow "...... LUV it :-D
Have you got any snow where you live ???



I have used teeny polka dot card - which is reversible and I tried a new technique with an embossing folder by inking on the inside of the folder before putting it in the machine. 
I watched this done by Susan Renshaw on a video HERE. I'm not sure if I put enough ink on but hey-ho. I don't have a snowflake embossing folder so I used 'Gem Flourish' from Craft Concepts as it looked a bit like snow swirling in the wind.


I used Whispers Archival Inks - Whisper Blue, Azure Seas and KindyGlitz. The snowflake is from my bits box as is the gem. The Dachshund was coloured using Spectrum Noir Markers.


Challenges I am entering:




PAAAAARTEY KATS #2

Happeee Saturday :-D

It's a bit chilly today so I am down in my craft room messing around.
I have made another card using the  5th BIRTHDAY FREEBIE from Fiki over at BAD KITTY'S CRAFT ROOM. This is called  " PARTY CATS " and you can snag them for yourself if you go HERE

If you make something using the PARTY CATS you can enter Fiki's Blogaversary GIVEAWAY. :-D

Here is my card which also uses the latest Freebie Background Paper from MEINLILAPARK.


I may be back again later with some more if my Mojo keeps a-flowin'  LoL
Thanks for popping in. xxx




Challenges I am entering:






Friday, 20 January 2017

SOME CARD COMMISSIONS

Good morning and happy Friday,
I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and maybe getting a spot of crafting done ? :-D

I've come in today to show a couple of card commissions I did. Decided to go the pretty floral way for a change (well - for me anyways hahaha).. and used handmade flowers and some from SAMFLORA.

This first one was for a lady's 60th. I used dies and punches for the flowers and leaves.


This one was for a young lady in her late teens who is really keen on dancing.
The flowers are by SAMFLORA, and the image is " Tiny Dancer " from TIDDLYINKS. I coloured her with Promarkers.



Thank you for popping in xxx





Challenges I am entering:

Dragonfly's Journeys Challenge #83 - Birthday Bash  23/1




Thursday, 19 January 2017

SOME MORE NBUS

Good afternoon Everybody,
Having a pretty busy day today with a coffee morning this morning and then a rush card order this afternoon. Whilst I was here I whipped up a cute Kitty ATC with a new Freebie paper I got from Pat Martin of PATACAKES PAGES. This little gem is called " SLEEPING KITTY ".
I printed the page down to ATC size and trimmed off a bit of the bottom. Then I printed just two of the kitties a bit bigger and decoupaged them with silicone.
Soooo cute this little kitty :-D




Well - it's that time again Folks - cat feeding, dog feeding then off down the mountain to house/cat sit for my friends :-)  No rest for the wicked eh ?!  LoL

Thanks for popping in xxxx


Challenges I am entering:

MooMania Challenge  - Love    24/1








Tuesday, 17 January 2017

LET's BREAK OUT THE STAMPS

Helloooo Peeps,
I thought I would go through my stamp boxes today and have a little play, and I realized how many stamps I actually have and how little I use them :-(
So today, I have used 2 sets of NBUS to make this leetle offering :-)  It's probably the closest thing you are gonna' get to Valentines from me !! Bleh humbug !!



For my base, I have used snippets of red and white card left over from Krimbo :-) I stamped the white card multiple times using stamps from my SARNTANGLES limited edition rubber stamp set. These were made by my mate SARN at Stamping For Pleasure.  I have used one of them before but most of the set is NBUS.  I used the Tangle and the LOVE stamp. I edged the card with some Whispers red ink.
On top of that I layered a piece of plain Vellum with a punched edge and attached it with a heart brad.
The Baby Teddy and his Mum are stamped using the " BEAR HUGS " set from Stampin Up.
   

Thanks for popping in. I must go now as it's Kitty Feeding Time :-)
Byeeeee  xx




Challenges I am entering:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #36   29/1
Artistic Stampers January Challenge - AG    31/1
Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge -  31/1
CCCDigi  Creations Challenge #65 - Die Cuts or Punches  31/1
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #132 - AG + Twist.. All About Love 
Paradise of Stamps Challenge #52 - AG
Snippet's Playground Weeks 263+264
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8

Monday, 16 January 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCRIBBLES

Good morning Peeps,
I have popped in to say a Happy 4th Birthday to SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.


They are having a Blog Hop where you could win prizes for commenting and also giving away a piece of Freebie Cake.
I have used the Cake and  " Dog Wash " on my card and also a backing paper from DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES.
I coloured the dog with Promarkers and used some duck tape to paper piece his tin bath and added some Stickles on his bath bubbles.
With the cake, I superimposed some fruit cake on the image and added another candle to celebrate 4 years.




  

Right - I have to whizz off now as I have some other creations on the go and I gotta do it when my Mojo is flowing :-D xxx
Thanks for popping in .



Challenges I am entering:


Sunday, 15 January 2017

GETTING MY MOJO GOING

Hello Peeps,
Well, here we are half way through January and I must admit I haven't been doing much. !! I did a couple of new images for a request but I wanted to get back into some crafting. I have sooooo much stuff that I never even get out of it's packets, so I must give myself a butt kick and start doing things :-)
Today I have eased myself into things gently by making an ATC. I find these are the perfect size to restart my Mojo. I have used the latest Freebie from KNITTY KITTY and he's called a  " FOXICORN "....  isn't that just adorable ? !!
I coloured his horn with gold and silver pens but it doesn't show up that well :-(


Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Calendar - January Challenge  31/1 - Something New  (new digi)
Pile It On #124 - Colourfully Aware Ribbon Causes  (Rainbow)
Patties Creations Challenge #130 - Use an Animal   3/2




Tuesday, 20 December 2016

X RATED XMAS 2

Hello Peeps.... Warning !!! Look no further if you don't like gore !!!!  :-D

I have whipped up another offering for the X Rated Xmas challenge and a dark Creepmas challenge or two LoL
I chose to illustrate that well known song...... " Last Christmas, I gave you my heart "....  using one of my own ex-Smeared Ink digital images, which is called - spookily enough - ' I give you my Heart'  bwaahahahaha

So here it is...... don't look if you're squeamish............  





.......  I warned you :-D

Background paper is from TLC CREATIONS and Label is from FAR FAR HILLS - I altered the colours scheme in a graphics programme.

I would like to enter into these Challenges:

SoSS Challenge #74   - X Rated Xmas    *** Princess Winner ***
Dream In Darkness - December Challenge   9/1   ***** WINNER *****


Sunday, 11 December 2016

X RATED XMAS

Hello Peeps,
Having seen the latest Challenge at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, I couldn't resist joining in with a 'naughty' X rated Xmas piece.
I have used one of my own images here called  " BAD SANTA " coupled with papers from one of this month's Free sets from FAR FAR HILLS, called " Vintage Christmas 3 ".






I seem to have lost my day today... it's just flown past !!!

Thank you for popping in and I hope you are having a fabbo crafty Sunday. :-)

Hugz
IKE xxx


Challenges I am entering:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #192 - AG  + twist - Holiday Happiness   1.1
Come & Get It Challenges - Christmas          31.12
Crafting When We Can Challenge #134 - Christmas      7.1




Saturday, 10 December 2016

I'M SPONSORING THE NEW PAWPRINTS CHALLENGE

Hello Saturday Peeps,
I am delighted to say that I am sponsoring the brand new   PAWPRINTS CHALLENGE #1 started by Karen Howard. Here's  part of Karen's Mission  Statement...

" Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank thank you pet themed, handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write thank you messages to foster parents, donors and volunteers. 

Animal shelters and rescue groups send hundreds of thank you cards to foster parents, donors and volunteers each month. Sending Paw Prints mission is to donate enough blank thank you pet themed handmade cards to animal shelters and rescue groups so they no longer need to purchase them and are able to send a heartfelt thank you message with a personal handcrafted card. "


I have made a couple of cards which are displayed on the Challenge #1 Blog,  and there will creations from some of my IWC DT spread throughout the month.
Here is one I have made to show here on my personal Blog.
I stamped the crazy dogs and coloured them with Derwent Academy watercolour pencils. They are fussy cut and popped up with foamies.
I used a Freebie pawprint background paper from 'Animal House', which can be found HERE.


The dog set is from KATZELKRAFT, and I have the Cat set too :-)


My 2nd card uses Freebie background papers from ' The Cottage Market'  and comes in 20 beautiful colorways. Lots of gorgeous freebie papers to download HERE. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the Thank You  and pawprint medalion, and a Grumpy Cat image for inside.





The Pawprints Challenge is open for a month until 11 January 2017 so you have lots of time to pop over and play along.

Thanks for dropping by xxxx