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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, and now I'M A MINION AT HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, and STITCHY's ANGEL at OSAAT. 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 :-)

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

ACK !!! NOT MORE CATS !!!!!

Well - I'll be darned...... Don't you just hate it when a cunning plan totally backfires ?!!!
Since I moved here, the word obviously got about that there was a potential 'crazy cat lady' living up the mountain and, on top of the 6 cats that we took on that went with the house, others have gradually snuck up here and ingratiated themselves upon me.
Only 2 of the original 6 still survive, but since then, a further 10 have arrived in some way or another. :-)
When Spring came and "Kitten Season" started again, I was dreading getting another influx but I thought I had escaped by getting myself the small Houndo Boy and that he would keep other interlopers away. !
This all worked well to plan - with him chasing off any cats that he knew weren't 'his' - until last week when my Daughter and her family were here.
During that time 3 more refugees arrived within the garden. They are attempting to encourage 2 others and the beloved Houndo is just greeting them and letting them walk on by !!!! :-(
It's not that I mind greatly.... you know - 16 cats, 17, 18, 20 cats - hey ho, but one of them is really noisy and is constantly everywhere I go saying 'Meooowww, meooowww' ALL THE TIME, and it's driving me nuts !!
We are now into the 2nd 'kitten season' and I am digging the Moat as we speak  hahahaha :-D 

Well then - here's a little depiction of my situation. Yes - they may well have bought me prezzies and lovely wool in the purest Greek Blue - but enough already or I shall disappear until a mound of furry critters one of these days. !! 

As for Houndo Boy - well, he's just crashed out in his dog bed whilst it is presently 'cat free' and he CAN get in it LoL  :-D

Images used:

SLS Lines - Cool Cat Trio  - paper pieced with assorted cat fur, and some colouring with Promarkers.
Photo of my house + garden taken by me 2005.


Challenges I am entering:

Your Scrapbook Place Sept Challenge - Anything Goes
SLS Lines  August Challenge - Summer Holidays (I think all the cats are taking theirs at my house !!)

Monday, 31 August 2015

COPY CATS

Hi- happy Monday Peeps and to those of you having a Bank Holiday.. I hope you have some good weather ?

I saw some beautiful cards today over on the Blog of KT FIT KITTY and I was busting to try her technique out... so off I went.
Well - it all went a bit 'snafu' on me but I carried on and made some cards with my results anyways :-(

Here's what I ended up with.



Now, I don't know whether my watercolour paper was too thick or I was using the wrong sort of inks, but it didn't do what I wanted. I know I had the paper wet enough cuz I had to hang it out on the line to dry off. The puss cats were stamped on but I had to go over this one with a marker as it didn't come out too well.
I used BoHo Chic papers from First Edition and flower buttons from my stash and copied Sketch #357 (inverted) from Sketch Saturday.



I tried this one using Stayzon but I think the watercolour paper is too bumpy for a good image.
Stripey paper is from my snippets box and the twine is part of a recent Prize and is from  STAMPIN' UP .. 'In Colour Accessory Pack'.
I followed Sketch #235 for this one.


        

This one totally didn't really work because I blobbed it with Tim Holtz alcohol dies - and of course, they don't go with water !!! :-(  I wuite like the effect, so I used it anyway.
The papers are bits from my snippets box and I don't know who they are by. The kitties on these cards are from De-Stempelwinkel - Cherry Pie range. This one uses Sketch #340 (rotated).


Since I semi-failed at this I decided to have a go with bleach on coloured card and I made these.....



The Puss cat is from TLC Creations and the other two are from The Graphics Fairy.
With these, I bleached the red card using a mister containing ordinary household bleach and a little water and then dried it with my heat gun.

I then printed the images onto it - having lined them up, added sentiments and then test printed them first.
I made two little cards and a kitty ATC with a tiny cat brad embellie :-D
I added my own sentiment to the Cow card and she is placed on a backing paper that says 'Hello' in lots of different languages :-)

So - I got lovely inky fingers and had a pretty good time today. :-D

It's no good.... I shall just have to fly over to see KT FIT KITTY for some lessons :-D hee hee 

Thanks for dropping in. xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Sketch Saturday Week #376 - Use any Sketch #215 -375.
Pile It On Challenge #84 - Friends/Friendly Hello  (Moo Cow card)

Sunday, 30 August 2015

SUNSHINY DAY :D

Hello Peeps and Happy Sunday,

I am now getting back to normal after having my lovely Daughter and her family here for a fortnight. It seems very quiet and a bit lonely now they have all gone back :-(
Surprisingly, I decided to work with my favourite colour today - Yellow - and so am having a bit of a sunshiny day :-D

My first one is using up my snippets of patterned vellum and daisy ribbon with a Freebie image from NEWTON's NOOK DESIGNS - who I only discovered this morning, and I have fallen in love with the Newton Stamp sets, so might just be treating myself pretty soon :-D I used the sketch given for this week's Challenge. 



I printed out the image 4 times and coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens and then fussy cut the pieces to decoupage up with foamies. I added a blob of Diamond Glaze to the little Ladybird and then used a black pen to draw the flight line up to the text and past to the bug :-)


My second card features this week's Freebie from  A DAY FOR DAISIES, and I have coloured this one with Promarkers.
I cut it out with my new frame die - Pierced Stacker #4 - from Cheery Lynn Designs.


This card also uses snippets of papers from the plaid collection at DOODLE PANTRY and some oddments of paper for the lacy borders.
I cut out some leaves and made some lemon blossom to add in the corner.
I followed SKETCH #249 from Sketch Saturday for this piece, but I turned it sideways..

I definitely feel a bit jollier having been working with yellow this afternoon :-)
Thank you for dropping in.



Challenges I am entering:

Sketch Saturday Challenge #376 - Pick any sketch 215-375
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge August - Things With Wings  (Ladybug)





Saturday, 29 August 2015

IS IT CHRISTMAS YET ??!!!

Here I am with my piece for the Stamp of the Month Challenge at FROM THE HEART STAMPS.
This month we got "Candy Cane for Snowman" and I have coloured him up with Promarkers and cut him out with 'Die'sire' Circle Doily from Crafter's Companion.

I used a Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflake Die to cut the flakes and edged everything with Blue Archival ink.


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

I joined all my pieces together to make a Christmas hanging.
It was a bit of a pig to photograph because it kept twizzling around, but I think it shows up ok :-D



I had to lay it down to stop it spinning in the end :-D


Well - it feels chilly here with my air-con switched on. :-) Thanks for stopping by - I hope it's not as hot and sweaty where you are as it is here !! Phew !!!!

Challenges I am entering:


Monday, 24 August 2015

ONE STITCH AT A TIME DT CREATION #244 - FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS


Hello Peeps and welcome to Challenge #244 over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME..... 4 LEGGED FRIENDS.

This time I got to work with PANDA BEAR DESIGNS and I snagged myself an image from Stitchy. The Sponsor for this fortnight's  challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the August image and papers prize pack.   :-)

                                        

Here is what I made this time using 'Once Upon A Time Paper Pack' by Panda Bear Designs  and 'Dino' by Stitchy Stamps..........

Once Upon A Time 8.5 by 11 paper pack  Dino



I made one of those pop-up card thingies but cut the top to look like a castle battlement. I covered the card in the yellow and grey 'Brick' papers from Panda Bear's collection.
The I printed out the Dinos in various sizes and 'flipped' a couple too so that they weren't all facing the same way :-)  That is one of the really cool thing about using DIGITAL STAMP IMAGES - you can do all that stuff which you can't do with a rubber stamp !!! :-)
Anyways - I coloured them in with Spectrum Noir pens and then fussy cut them out and stuck them onto acetate strips and placed them on their 'castle' I made a little Home Sweet Home banner and voila !!!
These guys are so cute that I would LUV to have them as my 4 Legged Friends :-D

So there you have it :-) Thank you for popping in and I hope you will come over and play along and see what my Stitchy Angel buddies have made to show you :-D

PLEASE READ OUR RULES

1)  You can enter with as many times as you wish with images from any store, we would obviously love you to use our image :) :)  If you are using StitchyBear products then we have a second challenge on our FaceBook page which you can enter into too
2) You must link to our challenge blog.
3) No backlinking, you project must be a new project, blogged after our challenge goes  live.

Welcome back to our little bit of blogland.. Its a special place where we share our fortnightly challenges and inspirational cards by Stitchy's Angels.  We don't have a lot of rules to follow, but please take the time to read the rules above if you want to join in with us.




Wednesday, 12 August 2015

HAPPY MAIL DAY :-)

Hi Peeps,
I am just popping in to show this this gorgeous card I received today :-)
It is from Fiki at BAD KITTY'S CRAFTROOM all the way from Croatia :-D


Look at that really cute kitty at the top and the gorgeous girlie image dressed up as a kitty :-D

And see how it opens in this really cool way.... it's soooooo pretty. :-)


Thank you very much Fiki  :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #243 - SWEET TREATS


This weeks fantastic challenge theme over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME is
#243 Anything Goes with Sweet Treats
So what do we mean by Sweet Treats - well the obvious sweets but also what would you class as a sweet treat in your life?  If your entry is not obvious with the definition then just make sure it is clearly explained on your blog :) 

This fortnight I got to play with one of KEN BENNER's lovely cartoons - "Happy Dog with a Dish". I chose this image because he sort of reminds me of my little dog :-D
I coloured him up with Promarkers and then printed him 4 times so that I could decoupage him. I also used a great 'Candy Frame' by Dustin Pike at DOODLE DRAGON STUDIOS, and his little Cupcake in his bowl is by ROSEY HEARTS (it was a Freebie). I layered him up with 3D foamies and made a nice little label for my Dog Treat bucket for my little hound. He didn't look so impressed when I showed him - probably because at that moment the bucket was empty !! Hahahaha :-D 


Side view showing layers....


Close-up of Ken's fabulous Hound :-) I gave him a little gold disc but it didn't come out well in the photo.



Here is the Prize for this Fortnight's Challenge.



Show us your creations using sweet foods or things which you class as giving you a sweet treat in life, that could be a hug, a glass of wine, shopping etc.


I hope you will come over and play along - you have a Fortnight to enter your creations and I also hope you will come and see the lovely creations my OSAAT TEAMIES have made to inspire you along.
Thanks for dropping in. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge #150 - Animals or Birds
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Anything But Birthday
Fantasy Stampers Challenge #42 - Lots of Layers








ROCKET RABBIT... BURNING OUT OF FUEL UP HERE ALONE..... SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 YET AGAIN !!


I am at it again :-D

Here we are on the last day of SMUDGEFEST 2015 and I just can't leave this one alone. I am sitting here chuckling to myself as I make things and hunting through all my SMEARED INK images to see what I can  ' Super Hero Up ' Hahahaha :-D 





This one is a little different than anything we've done before. Your challenge is to take any Smeared Ink image and turn it into some sort of superhero on your project! We'll be nice and let you choose either super hero or super villain, but in your description or even on your project, you must tell us your super's name and super power. 



This little guy is called 'Vampire Bunny' from SMEARED INK and he has been coloured with Promarkers and then cut out and had some rockets attached to him :-D
Not exactly Rocket Man but ROCKET RABBIT !!

(Now I can't get that darn Elton John song out of my head, so I'll pass it along to YOU !! hee hee )



Thanks for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 - Super Sunday

SPIDERMAN, SPIDER MAN, DOES WHATEVER SPIDERMAN DOES.... - SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 part 2


Hello Peeps... it's me again with #2 for the last day of SMUDGEFEST 2015. This Challenge Theme really tickled my fancy ..........................



This one is a little different than anything we've done before. Your challenge is to take any Smeared Ink image and turn it into some sort of superhero on your project! We'll be nice and let you choose either super hero or super villain, but in your description or even on your project, you must tell us your super's name and super power. 



Here is my creation #2...................... SPIDERBaby................


This piece has a background made with Textured Impressions Spider Wed embossing folder from STAMPIN' UP and I smeared it a bit with a black ink pad.
The baby is called "Wants Up" from the Babies of The Damned by SMEARED INK.
I coloured him with Copic markers and then cut him out. He is mounted on 3D foamies.
His shooting webs from his hands were made with a sort of plastic netting stuff that BLACK DRAGON gave me :-D

Challenges I am entering:

SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 - Super Sunday

THE OWL & THE PUSSY CAT - SMUDGEFEST DAY 7


Hello Peeps,
Here we are on the last day of SMUDGEFEST 2015 and I have managed to get this last one done without the earlier problems of this week !!



This one is a little different than anything we've done before. Your challenge is to take any Smeared Ink image and turn it into some sort of superhero on your project! We'll be nice and let you choose either super hero or super villain, but in your description or even on your project, you must tell us your super's name and super power. 


This is a tale of The Owl and The PussyCat...........................


Images used all by SMEARED INK:

Calamity Owl
Sheb from The Gargoyles Set
Bat 2 from A Little Bit Batty SetAll coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and mounted with 3D foamies for pop..



Look.... Sheba is even wearing his little Bat mask....


I think Calamity owl is just being really mean and nasty don't you ??????

Thanks for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 - Super Sunday