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 :-)



Thursday, 24 July 2014


Hello and welcome to my piece for WEEK 3 over at Challenge #34 QUOTH THE RAVEN - POE-triotic  . I have completed another two pages of my altered mobile fone instruction booklet :-D

The flag is from LJS Designs 'You're a Firework' Kit and the POE image is from ButIDigress.

I used some scraps of card to make the red. white and blue edge borders with a Martha Stewart punch.

The Phrase along the middle is a quote by Mark Twain -

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

Thank you for popping over and we hope to see you play along at QUOTH THE RAVEN.

Challenges I am entering:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die cuts and/or Punches
OWH - Stars & Stamps

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Hello and Happy Saturday,

Another spot of silliness today with a tag I made.
The background is a stencil I cut and then sprayed through and I have used the left-over bit on this tag. I liked the effect the spritzing left.

The main images  I coloured with Promarkers and are 'Suitcases' by TIDDLYINKS and 'Bikini Frog' from QKR STAMPEDE.
Thanks for stopping by. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Tag Along Challenge #47 - Bright Sunny Colours
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #93  Anything Goes
A Creative Need Challenge #21 - Vacation/Travel
Brown Sugar Challenge #103 - Sea and Sand
QKR Stampede Challenge #97 - Vacation

Friday, 18 July 2014


Hi Peeps and Happy Friday,

I was overcome with an attack of 'cutesy-ness' this morning and now I have to go have a lie down hahaha !!!

Don't you just LUV Giraffes ??.... and what very strange things they are when you study them a bit. Did you know that they are so supremely genetically evolved for their surroundings, that if a sudden change in their environment happened, they would be incapable of evolving quick enough to adapt and would get wiped out ?!!!!

Anyhow, I have made this creation for the Challenge over at MELJEN's Challenge Blog and the theme is Bookworm .... be inspired by a book.
I have chosen "GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE" by Giles Andreas and have used 'Giraffe's Necktie' by Meljen for my main image. He was coloured with Promarkers and the background is from the 'Safari' set by Catia Cunha.

Anyways - I am off now as I have a card commission to do, but I may pop back later :-D 
Thanks for stopping by xxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

MELJENS Challenge #219 - Bookworm

Thursday, 17 July 2014


Hello Peeps,
Here is a little ATC that I have done using such a sweet image of a girl reading. It is by A DAY FOR DAISIES and is called "I can readand I have paired it with "Chick Feedand "Prince of the Coop", which I superimposed onto her blank book page and added some writing. She is reading them a story and telling them how they will be when they grow up. R is for Rooster. (that's if they all get to be boys of course LoL)
I coloured her with Promarkers and stuck her onto a farm background using sticky foam pads.

Thank you for stopping by. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge 145 - On The Farm    **WINNER*
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #27 - Anything Goes with Cute & Girly
CCEE Stampers - CCEE1429 Chicken


Good morning Peeps,
I have popped in to show you my inspiration piece for Midway at Challenge #34 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN...... POE -triotic.

The image I have used is one of my own ..... "LENORE".... available at IKEsART.
I coloured her with Promarkers and put her on a background that I made digitally using 'Celebrate America' .. scrapbook set by CRAZY CAT CREATIONS, and the faded flag element is by LJS DESIGNS - 'You're a Firework' Set.

You have until 31st JULY 2014 to create something POE-triotic and I hope you will come over and play along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

Byeee xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Monday, 14 July 2014


Hello Peeps,
I can show you my July ATCs for the Swap over at CARD-MAKING WORLD now that they are clip-clopping their way by DonkeyMail :-D
The theme for this month was FLOWERS.

All the backings are the same and were made from dictionary pages with the definitions of 'Flowers'.
The left one is made using die cuts and First Edition papers 'Boho Chic'.
The middle one is a Gibson Girl stamp and decorated with Little Birdie 'Boutique Elements' flowers. The right one is stamped using the left-over pieces from die cutting flowers and stamping through the holes, and the main image is called 'POOPDECK' by SPYDER. He is coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges I am entering:

Eclectic Ellapu - Furry Friends
A Gem of a Challenge #123 - Animals
Crafty Catz Challenge #239 - Flowers
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #118 - All About Girls

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Oooooh !!! HOW CREEPY !!

Hello creepy Peeps,
I have here a bit of fun for you as my entry to the 'OH, THE HORROR '  July Challenge over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM.
The movie this time is SINISTER... a horror story  starring Ethan Hawke. It's about a Pagan deity called BUGHUUL and you can see the trailer HERE.
Well - silly mode set in today and I had already printed off this week's FREEBIE from SPYDER - 'Carrots The Bunny' so I decided to use him.
Can you guess what's coming yet ??????

Ta Dah !!! "ONCE YOU'VE SEEN HIM.... NOTHING CAN SAVE YOU"  ........Bwaahahahahaha..........

Well - I am chuckling like a mad thing this end, so it tickled me creating this :-D

Image - Carrots the Bunny by SPYDER coloured with Promarkers. He should look really sweet and cute with his bunch of carrots like this ...............

........ but Hey - this is ME, right ??!!!! LoL

Bloody drip edging cut and coloured by hand.
Background splatter paper from the Cranium Set by Smeared Ink
Curious Rat from Mad Science Set by Smeared Ink
"Ghoulipop" by Smeared Ink
'SINISTER' film poster background from Web

Challenges I am entering:

The Crafters' Cafe #71 - Use a Line from a Movie          **WINNER**
A Step In The Dark #5 - Anything Goes/Dark Fantasy


Happy Saturday Peeps,
Well I am still coaxing my Mojo back and not stressing him out by doing some more ATCs.
Here is one I made today to enter a couple of Challenges with.

The image is called "Dog with Party Hat" and he is by CREATIVE BUG. I can't find him in the Shop though to give you a direct link. :-(
I have coloured him with Promarkers and put him in a photoshop paddling pool.His background shows what my sky is like today, but it's still very sticky and I reckon the sun will come out later :-D

Here's another one with 'Scuba Bear' from MELJEN.
I am going to enter him in a colour challenge - amongst others and here is their brief.

I coloured him with Copics and added some shells from my beach :-D He's also got some Amazing Glaze on his mask but it doesn't really show on this photo.

I am going to do a bit of crafting down here in the cool today, so no doubt I shall be back later.
Thanks for stopping by :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Saturday, 5 July 2014


Good morning Peeps,
Here I am - albeit a little late - with this month's QUOTH THE RAVEN Challenge #34 - POE-triotic. 

This month we want to see entries themed for the 4th July celebrations AND also related to EDGAR ALLAN POE, who was an American.

I have used a digital scrapbooking kit called  'AMERICAN HOLIDAY' but I can't find who created it. !! :-(

I printed out 8 flags and made a Tea Bag folding flower and glued a POE portrait in the centre, and also cut out the POE letters and added a picture of E A POE finishing off with rubber stamp lettering.

I hope you will come over and play along, but remember - your entries must have some connection to EDGAR ALLAN POE to be in with a chance at the Prize.
This Challenge runs until 31st JULY 2014.

Challenges I am entering:

Bloggers Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Crafty Catz #238 - Stars & Stripes
Polka Doodles #26 - Red, White & Blue
The Stamping Boutique - Stars & Stripes
CCEE Stampers 1427 - Red, White, Blue

Friday, 4 July 2014


Hello Peeps,
Well - it's just too darn hot upstairs so I am hiding away down here in my little craft room in the cool basement :-D
I am still trying to coax my Mojo into coming back so decided to do another ATC using one of SPYDER's images that I think was a freebie whilst I was away, but I saw this little chap and bought him the other day.... sooooo cute. He's called "RE-LION ME !" and you can get him at SPYDER'S OTHER CORNER for a mere 99p......baaaaaargiiiiinnnn !!! :-D
Anyways, I printed him out 6 times and layered him up to make him 3D. I wanted to do one of those wobble heads on him but I don't have the springy thingies and try as I might, I couldn't make one with wire that worked :-(
The background was made by daubing TH Distress Ink (Peeled Paint) through the cut outs left by my die cut leaves and then I used my mini alpha stamps by Studio g to do the lettering.

So there here is Peeps.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting By Designs - July Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - No Designer Paper