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(now shut down)PATH of POSITIVITY, FOREVER FRIENDS DESIGN TEAM, 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 :-)



Monday, 8 December 2014


Hello Peeps,
I am beavering away this end making my Chrimbo cards - as, I suspect, is everyone else. !!!

If you enter each month you get the next month's digi for FREE and this is my 3rd time.

I am so rushed this end that I nearly forgot to get this going - thank goodness for fabulous pre-coloured images I say !!! :-D

I printed out the image after using the PNG sentiment at the bottom. Then I enlarged and printed out 3 holly sprigs so that I could fussy cut then and decoupage them in the corner. I coated the berries with glossy glaze to make them shine.
The punched edge is using a new punch I got from a local (Greek) shop.... stands back in utter shock !!!!...... it's a HEYDA punch - never heard of this make but it's perfect. :-)

So - I have to whizz off now - cat/house sitting for a friend and not enough hours in my day just now !!!

Challenges I am entering:

Imagine That Progressive Challenge DEC - Joy
Christmas Card Challenge #
Pile It On Challenge #49 - Christmas
That Craft Place - Christmas

Thursday, 4 December 2014


Hi there Peeps,
Here is my piece for WEEK 2 of the current challenge over at QUOTH THE RAVEN - #39 ANYTHING POES
I have chosen to create a piece about his poem to LENORE. 
I have used my new  Sizzix Thinlets die - Damask & Scallop Borders.
The image of Lenore is from IKEsART.

I printed out the poem to Lenore and made like a scroll and a feather quill - alike to finish as if he'd just been writing it.

This is the Prize for this Challenge #39.

There is a DESIGN TEAM CALL running with this Challenge, so if you fancy going up for a chance to join the DT, then just pop (DT) after your name when you enter your creation to My Linky.

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Hello Peeps,

Just popping in to tell you that our latest Quest #39 is up and ready over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. In case you don't know - this site is dedicated to the works of EDGAR ALLAN POE and we range from pretty/pretty to dark and gloomy .... a bit like his ever changing moods I guess :-D
So this latest Challenge is ANYTHING POES... get it ????? :-)
We accept all types of crafty creations - the only rule is that your creation MUST have some connection to EDGAR ALLAN POE in order to qualify for being voted Winner or TOP 3.

We are also having a DT CALL which will run through this Challenge - ie; 1 month, so if you want to try out for it, then kindly leave (DT) behind your name in the LINKY. :-)

There is a gorgeous montage of pieces made by the Minions of The Master in the past to inspire you and also show you the diversity of projects that have been made for QTR. I hope you will pop over and have a look and even better - play along with us :-D

Here's some of my schtuff.....

We have an ultra FAB prize for you this month, so please come on over :-D
Thanks for stopping by me here today. xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Hello Peeps,

I am here to tell you that I was chosen as a GUEST DT for CRAFTING BY DESIGNS and today is my day for the spotlight.
The theme was Fairies and I must say I was tempted to go dark and Gothic, but in the end I chose to use one of my pretty girls - SAUCY FAIRY

I used Paper Mania 'Contemporary Christmas' papers for my background and a new corner die from Marianne Creatables.
My Fairy was coloured with Copics and Promarkers and then her wings were done with Stickles  'Crystal Ice'. She was cut out and then put on the card with foam dots to give her added pop.

I am thrilled to have been Spotlighted by CBD and thank you very much for having me as GDT. :-)

IKE xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Hi everyone,
I am here to say that we have a new Challenge starting today over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES .... #27 - RAINING CATS & DOGS.

This one is for all our FurBabies and can be anything you like. If you use an IKEsART image, you will be entered into the Vote for Winner and TOP 3.There is a FREEBIE over there too for you to play along with.

I decided to play along this time and here is my piece....

You don't have to make a Christmas piece - I have loads of other Animals in the SHOP, but I thought as it's creeping closer towards us that I would do a festive one :-D  I have used one of my images called 'CRACKACAT'.  I coloured him with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Pencils.
The backing pieces are from my stash of bits and bobs :-D

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will come over to plat at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

Challenges I am entering:

Too Cute Ink Challenge #120 - Pets
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge #60 - Use a Digi
Cutie Pie Challenge #81 - Festive Furry Friends
My Craft Creations NOV/DEC Challenge 
Oooh La La Creations Challenge OLLCB #170 - Christmas
Love To Create Challenge #143 - Colour Inspired
TTCRD Nov 25 - Dec 1 - Anything Goes    **WINNER**

Monday, 24 November 2014


Hello Monday Peeps,
Well - it got mighty chilly here last night and I have had to break out the bed cover - you can't really call it a Duvet as it has thin stuffing in it.... a bit like a thin quilt I guess !!!!     I was doing with just a sheet and a very lightweight coverlet, but last night seemed cold - at least at 4am when it seeped into my hip joints :-(  Well, maybe it's just me cuz I feel like I am going to get a cold or something !!! :-(
Anyhoos - I wanted to make some things today for Challenges and schtuff but I must say my blending skills went totally out the window !! I reckon I should just give up and go back to bed LoL

I'll show you this one anyways - the main image is from STITCHYBEAR and is called "YIKES". He is FREE in their Shop just now - so if you are quick, you can nip over and snag yourself one :-D
His background is made from snippets and clippets from my bits box. :-)

I did some more 'pretend' stitching and a lot of scritching and scratching with my Making Moments distress blade thingy :-D

That's me for the moment.... I am creeping off now for a hot lemon.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you didn't catch my germs !!


Challenges I am spreading my germs around  entering:

That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #81 - Festive Furry Friends


Good Morning Peeps,
I have been doodling again and I have the first of a batch of New Images to show you - available at IKEsART.

This is "HOLLY FAIRY" and she can be found in the main Latest Images front page.
There are 6 sections to browse through there, so I bet you can find something you like :-D

I have coloured her up for a project, but I can't show you that until the weekend :-D

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you still have until Midnight tonight to enter our latest Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES # 26 - COLOUR/PHOTO INSPIRATION.
A new Challenge will start tomorrow morning :-D 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Good morning Peeps,
I am just popping in to show you a card commission I had for a young lady who like purple/pink and frilly stuff. Now you know how I struggle with that ?!!! LoL

Anyways - I raided my snippets box for papers and I made the background using my Hexagon punch from STAMPING UP.
I had some oddments of lace and some feathers and this is what I came up with. :-)
Distressed edges too and some Stickles all the way around the outside but they don't show so well in the pic. I also did some faux stitching around the hexagon pieces (which took me forever !!!) :-D

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Butterfly Challenge #18 - Butterfly + 3 designer papers

Monday, 17 November 2014


Hello Peeps and Happy Monday,

I have taken a break from making Chrimbo card orders as I am fed up with the sight of snowflakes and schtuff !!!
I have been itching to use this gorgeous HEDGEHOG set which comes with the gorgeous papers too -  I got it from COOSTY CREATIONS at StitchyBear

I love the turquoise blue in these papers that goes so well with chocolate brown. I did some ziggy stitching around to attach the background paper to reflect the spiky Hedgy and used a layout I saw done by Ellen Parker  who is a DT for Doodle Pantry and her card totally inspired me with the fabulous layout. I think the card should have been a little taller to make it just right as mine looks a teensy bit odd compared to her layout !  Hey - Ho  :-)
My Hedgy is popped out on foam pads to give him extra ooooomph !! :-D 
I also distressed the edges of my hedgehog backing paper to give it a little something extra.

Thank you for dropping in :-D xx

Challenges I am entering:

That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #2 - Banners, Garland or Wreath.
Just Add Ink Challenge #240 - Add Texture.  (stitching + distressed edges)

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Hello - well I guess I was just struck by a bought of utter sillyness when I saw the latest Challenge over at STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS CHALLENGE - BLING IT OUT.  Something just clicked in my head and I got this crazy idea for a play on words. I chortled to myself all the way through the colouring and basically from start to finish on this creation and here it is......

I put 2 photos in cuz I was trying to show the Bling but it's heard to catch that on photos !!!!!
Images :  Heads and Prom Queen by STAMPOTIQUE.
I coloured my images with Promarkers and Copics and cut round them to mount them on foam pads. They were accented with Stickles for glitz. The background paper is from the 'Absolution Deferred' Set by CRAFTY CHAOS.

Thank you for dropping in today :-)

Challenges I am entering: