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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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Sunday, 1 March 2015

NEW CHALLENGE SITE JUST STARTED

I am just nipping in to tell you about a new Challenge site that has started this very day..........

I am sponsoring them this time - along with Bugaboo and Lemon Shortbread (a new artist to me, she has some very sweet images)and this month's Theme is ANYTHING GOES.... so why not buzz over there and play in their very 1st Challenge :-D

ART JOURNAL FUN

Happy Sunday Peeps,
I have been having fun browsing all sorts of Journal and mixed media sites to see what people do and I am finding some wonderful things.
I also found a Journal Challenge at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY, so I made something to enter.



The really great thing is - this art journal business is making me search through things I have got that I had completely forgotten about or bought and not used !! :-)  I am also finding stuff that is new and I will never use - impulse buys I guess. Maybe I will have to sell/swap those.   hahaha LoL

Anyways - I managed to get a relatively decent shot of the pearl sprays but it still doesn't show up well does it. ? Does anyone have any tips for taking pics of pearly shiny schtuff ???

Items used:

Tonic Studios Butterfly Die Set - 'Ringlet Rest'
Quote:  Ginger's House (she gives great inspirational Freebies)
Lavender Designs 'EyE' and notepaper
ART BYTES background 'brush'  called 'Script' by Christine Smith
Stickles - Crystal Ice
Tsukineko Fireworks - London Fog


Challenges I am entering:







Saturday, 28 February 2015

MORE JOURNALING - OH CRIPES NOW I'M HOOKED !!

I got a flash of inspiration today after seeing a digi image FREE from A DAY FOR DAISIES and I just had to make something with her for their latest Challenge.

Out came the watercolour paper and pearl sprays and inks and paints and you name its.... and here it is.



It's such a pity that the pearl paint and glitter on her dress don't come out well in photographs - this is sooo pretty in front of your face :-D

Items used:
Excerpt from  THE  CLOUD by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Image - Angelic Angel .. A Day for Daisies Freebie
Perfect Pearls Mists - Turquoise, Perfect Pearl, Forever Green
Stickles - Crystal Ice
Watercolours various
Spectrum Noir Pens - BGR1,BGR3, BT1, BT8, IB3, TB1, TB2

Challenges I am entering:

A Day For Daisies Challenge #116 - Art Journal-y
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog Challenge #210 - Anything But A Card
TTCRD Challenge Feb 24 - Mar 2 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #233 - Anything Goes

PAW-TRAITS AND BAD LUCK !!

Another late piece !!!!

I was busy colouring this up recently and when I had finally finished, I found that I was too late for the Challenge - so with a couple of additions, I am entering it in this week's instead !!! Hahahaha LoL 


Click on Pic for bigger view..



The image is called "COOL CAT TRIO" from SLS LINES. with a red velvet backdrop and a digital picture frame.
It was originally meant for their last Challenge - Portraits.... or in this case 'PAW -traits'  hee hee



Challenges I am entering:

SLS Lines Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Challenges #31 - Luck.... well mine was bad last week cos I missed the Portraits Challenge LoL

JIGSAW SWAP

Hello Peeps,
Well - I am here with something that should have been done AGES ago... but to tell the truth, I tucked away my jigsaw pieces and then couldn't find them in the bombsite that I call my craft room !!!!  I'll take a slapped wrist now :-)

Anyways - I found them this morning and decorated them up. The idea was that several people were sent different pieces of the same jigsaw, then we decorate them however we like and send them back. I asked for 2 pieces and I got ones that actually fit together, so I went with the same theme over both.

I thought to myself how I enjoy getting mail from my crafting friends all around the world, so that's what I illustrated.
I used some bits of map (it's of Greece and it shows my island in the red circle, an air mail sticker, a little Dove with a tiny envelope (cut on my CraftRobo) and some text done to look like those lettering machine thingies that says "It's such fun to get mail from around the World".


KRISTY will probably kill me for being so late, but at least I finished. The idea was played by 12 people on her FaceBook Page HERE, and we all took 2 pieces each. I reckon it will look wonderful when she gets them all back and puts it together :-D 

Thanks for popping in :-D xx

Friday, 27 February 2015

MY ATC SWAPS

WoW - here I am again... these are my ATCs that I made for the January (Something I Got for Christmas) and February  (Texture) Swaps over at MY CRAFTS FORUM.
This is a great place for Swaps and all sorts of great goings on. The organiser of the ATC Swaps is in the UK, so it's a bit easier for me to take part, but I still made 6 months worth in advance hahahaha.
That's why I forgot to post about these - but here they are now :-)



And here's a couple of cards I made for a friend's Rellies in January that I forgot were on the camera :-D LoL



There's lots of layers and sparkle and a fabbo little snowman I bought in a winter kit from a friend selling off her stash !!! Awesome :-)


Her sister is a mountain climber and hiker, so we always have to put something relevant on there for her and I like to put silly sheep and mountain goats too :-D

Well - That's about me done for now then.
Thank you very much for dropping by xxxxxxxxxxxxx

A LITTLE BIT OF VINTAGE

Me again with a vintage creation. I got a panic 'phone call from a friend yesterday afternoon for a card for his Mum. She lives in Brighton, UK, so I always like to put something about that on it.




Inside

I used my Marianne Creatables Die set LR0281 which are filigree corners, but I used it in a slightly different way and  made the corner pop out separately. The background and inside is some left-over paper snippets from an old scrapbook kit I had.
Inspiration for the card design shape was taken from the Marianne Creatables shop site. The picture of Brighton is an old public image print and the Lady is one of half a dozen a friend sent me over a year ago now :-).
It's funny - sometimes when you have a rush job, things seem to go just right and other times you just sit panicking. I was pleased with how this turned out.

Challenges I am entering:



WATCH OUT - SHE BITES !!

Happy Friday Peeps,
I am in the mood for a bit of a creative weekend and it all starts now !! LoL
Here is a piece I just whipped up for a Challenge I spied this morning.....Look away now if you don't like spiders !!! :-D





The background is made using my Textured Impressions "Spider Web" from Stampin' Up. I inked the embossing folder first and then put it through the machine. This was mounted onto plain red card and a ribbon and stick pin added.
The main image is one of my designs called 'BLACK WIDOW' and she is available exclusive at Smeared Ink - as a single or part of my 'MOVIE MADNESS' collection.
The Poem is by Mary Howitt (1799 - 1888) and I have used the first verse only. Font is Spider Shank.

Thank you for dropping in. I will be back later with a bit of Vintage :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Case this Sketch #112       -  I flipped it upside down :-)                             


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

SOMETHING NEW & SLIGHTLY SCARY - FOR ME THAT IS !!!

Well hello Peeps,
Today I have started on a new - and slightly scary - project for me..... JOURNALING. !!
I got this amazing notebook from SMEARED INK ages ago as part of a prize, and I just sit looking at it sometimes and generally coveting it and not wanting to blemish the pristine, virgin pages inside in any way !!




Having had recent discussions with an awesome artist friend of mine.. I was being heavily persuaded to give journaling a go but I still remained hesitant - until yesterday when I found this amazing FREEBIE quote from GINGER's HOUSE. :-D So I have used it as my first page along with my Scaredy Cat and I made the opposite page with some Dictionary definitions of the word Journal.



Having actually stuck something in it, I thought I may as well take a further plunge and do another couple of pages. I sat thinking about what to do and then I thought - well do something you know or like,.... Right ? - so here is my next one which goes over the two pages.


I LUV cats, so that is what it's all about. 
I got some old dictionary pages with the definition of CAT on them and slapped them in first. Recently I also got this purr-fect little kitty from A DAY FOR DAISIES . He is called 'Fairy Kitty' and is the Freebie with the current Challenge. I shaded the top image with a very pale grey Promarker, but it doesn't show too well on the pic. I printed him twice and used some nail varnish on his wings and then cut out his body again to mount on foamies for a bit of pop. The nail varnish had bits of glitter and flowers in it and looks very pretty close up. It's called "Richmond Gardens" by Nails Inc. but it's an absolute sod to try and get off your nails - even with a ton of varnish remover - so I am going to just use it for crafting. !! :-)
I printed several bits on there with various cat stamps and then I found a fabulous poem by ELEANOR FARJEON, called 'Cats Sleep', so I wrote it out in the shape of a cat's butt and tail on the other page.

Well - I guess that's just about it, but I now have another idea brewing which was inspired by another poem by Eleanor, so that's coming up another day :-D
Thanks for stopping by.  xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Creative Moments Challenge #62 - Anything Goes with optional twist
Double Click Challenge - Use an Animal







Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WINNER OF THE NEW 'BRIDES' SET

Hi there Peeps,
I have popped in to announce the Winner of my new 'BRIDES' set I published about last week.

From the kind people who left a comment on the Blog Post and Facebook Fan Club, I entered you all into the box .....

The box was offered up to the LUCKY PIKKIN' PUPPY OF FATE....


He takes his time choosing.....(sorry about the lens cap swinging into view there !!!)


After much deliberation - finally he makes his choice........ Ta Dah !!! :-D


And the Winner is...BrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrPish.......


CONGRATS Susan - please contact me for your Prize Digi Set. :-D xxxxxxxxxx