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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, 27 January 2015

WHY DID THE CHICKEN NOT CROSS THE ROAD ?.................... (Contains a rude word) !!!

Hello Peeps,
If you are not in the mood for a semi-rude word then don't read any further........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Over at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS the current Challenge #26 is called Snarker's Choice, whereby we can go back over the past year's Challenges and pick a Theme we want.
SOSS is also celebrating their 1st year Blogiversary.. so CONGRATS to them.

I have decided to go with P .. is for PROFANITY with my little creation, and this is entitled "WHY DID THE CHICKEN NOT CROSS THE ROAD ?".......

I have used 'Funny Chicken 1 + 2' from MEINLILAPARK along with "Bad Day" by me at IKEsART.


Thanks for dropping by :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snark Challenge #26 - Snarker's Choice P for Profanity



IT's RUDOLPH DAY FOR JANUARY


Hurray for RUDOLPH DAY - what an excellent way to use up all those odd and sods I have lying around from Chrimbo :-)  The idea is we make a card for the 25th of each month and that will give us a head start for this year's festive season :-D

Here's one with an embossed snowflake background and little snippets of some of my papers I used this year. I had a couple of snowflakes too which were cut by a friend of mine on her Cricut.
The backing card is actually a kind of pearly glossy pale grey but it doesn't actually come out well on the photo !


This baby is for the Rudolph Challenge over at SCRAPS OF LIFE BY SCRAPPYMO as she has been good enough to take over this Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Rudolph Day - January

Monday, 26 January 2015

MORE NEW IMAGES

Here I am again with some more NEW IMAGES to show you that are now available from IKEsART today :-D
Click on Pics to enlarge.....


Thanks for stopping by :-D xx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE # 229 - ANYTHING GOES WITH PURPLE

Hi Peeps,
Well, here I am with my piece for the Design Team over at OSAAT - they are a fabulous bunch and since I do a lot of work with them on the Sponsorship side and stuff, I decided to join them on the DT  and they said 'Yes' , so I am now officially one of Stitchy's Angels :-D


I used backgrounds from Crafty Chaos - 'Absolution Deferred' and 'Gothic Bruise' sets.

For my main image I was given 'SIANNIE' from KAZ KRAFTZ at STITCHYBEAR STAMPS.

I decided to show two sides of the image - the light and the dark side of a personality, so I flipped her and printed her out twice. The images were coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

I made a sentiment panel and decorated it with one of the fabulous little clay Skullies I have from Creepy Glowbugg


The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with this 5 image prize pack. 


Thank you popping in and I hope you will come over to OSAAT and play along :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Kit & Clowder January Challenge - Anything Goes with hand coloured image
Chocolate Coffee & Cards #83 - Colour Inspiration

My Time To Craft Challenge #276 - Two or more People


STUFF I HAVE BEEN MAKING

Hello Peeps,
I have been busy this end making loads of things but I forgot to Blog them, so here's a few pikkies :-)

Here's an ATC I made for the December Swap over on KRISTY'S BLOOMING JOURNEY FB Page... I forgot to take a photo before I sent them off but Kristy did it for me :-)



Themes - Flags and Christmas Carol 


My ATC for the "New Moon" themes swap over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FB Group 


A card commission for a friend - Her Son IL is an online war games buff - it's one of those triple mountain card thingies. 


A card to accompany a present for a friend of mine overseas. 

I shall be entering this one over at SNIPPET's PLAYGROUND. I cut the lattice with my new die cut from Couture Creations - 'Tied Together' from their Momento Collection. The background is a small piece of rainbow card I found in my snippets box. The main image is called 'LUCE' from Vera Lane "Les Chats" Stamps. There are 4 cats in this crazy collection and I couldn't resist them :-D  I coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens, BT2, BT3, BT4, CG3, CG4, and mounted it with foam pads. The Love Tag is from a freebie set I got from MY SCRAP CHICK - Valentine Tag Printables.

Thank you for dropping in and having a look :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Snippet's Playground Wk #161  (My kitty card at the bottom)


Thursday, 22 January 2015

QUOTH THE RAVEN CHALLENGE #40 - WEEK 3


Hi Peeps,
Here I am with my piece for the WEEK 3 reminder of CHALLENGE #40 QUOTH THE RAVEN - SNOW POE...... to use white with 1 other colour.

I have used 2 of my images from IKEsART for this piece - LENORE and SNOW DEER. The quote is an excerpt from 'Lenore' by Edgar Allan POE and the scroll was made in Photodraw.

I hope you will pop over and have a look and maybe play along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN - it's all about POE :-D

Challenges I am entering:




Saturday, 17 January 2015

NEW RELEASES FROM IKEsART

It's me again today :-D
Here are the previews of my NEW RELEASES available now at IKEsART and STITCHYBEAR STAMPS.


Thank you for stopping by :-) xxxx

BABY LOVE

Happy Saturday Peeps,
I hope you are getting some crafting done today :-)
Here is an ATC I made to enter Challenge #2 at DE STEMPELWINKEL - Anything Goes but Keep It Simple.
I have used my new rubber stamp from De-Stempelwinkel called 'Sitting Child' (a present from a dear Friend) and printed him using dark brown ink. I then scanned him back into the computer to 'flip' him as I wanted him the other way round to sit on my dictionary page in the right place.
I printed him out and coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and blended them with Baby Oil - so he even smells like a baby now !! hee hee  I fussy cut around him and stuck him flat on the backing paper.
I used a public domain Dictionary page from The Old Design Shop - Vintage Image Treasury  with the 'LOVE' section showing as my background. I edged with Tea Die Distress Ink. Then I used the same ink and my tiny alphabet set from Studio G to stamp the words baby love at the bottom.




I usually struggle with CAS as I always want to add more, but I am really pleased with my little effort.

Challenges I am entering:

De-Stempelwinkel Challenge #2 - Anything Goes Keep It Simple
A Creative Need Jan Challenge - Celebrate Something New (New Baby + my new Stamp)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #123 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment

Thursday, 15 January 2015

SMEARED & SMUDGED JANUARY MEMBERS' BLOG HOP

Hello Peeps,

Welcome to the SMEARED & SMUDGED MEMBERS' GROUP January BLOG HOP.
It's all happening on FaceBook now since the Forum closed down, so why not pop over and have a look HERE
Our theme this month is "Dead of Winter" and I have made a fat page for my creation.
I stuck some plain white paper on my card and smeared a black ink pad over it. Then used some Perfect Pearls Mists to spray randomly. When that was dry, I used the "Beware Gate" cling stamp from STAMPENDOUS with black ink. My image is from the "A Very Skelly Christmas" rubber stamp set by SMEARED INK.I coloured him with Spectrum Noir pens and added some stickles to his hat for a frosty look and he was mounted with foam pads. My snowflake border is a Silhouette cutting file and I added some snowflake stickers to the background. I typed out the words for my title using 'Uneasy' Font printed in pale blue/grey onto grey background. The whole page was edged with black ink.



Here's a slightly different angle to show the  chilly effect I was trying to create with the Perfect Pearls - 'Forever Green', 'Perfect Pearl' and 'Turquoise'.


Right-Ho.... now you are off to see..RACHEL   and the full Blog Roll is below in case you get lost.
Thanks for visiting :-D xx

January Monthly Member Blog Hop

Black Dragon
Teresa
Ike _____ YOU ARE HERE xx
Sara 
Dianne

Challenges I am entering:


Inspiration Destination #16 - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp  Challenge #5 - Colour/Sketch Challenge

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

WE'RE BA-ACK AT HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE

OMGoodness .... I can't believe I am sooo late posting my creation - I totally had the wrong date in my head (and Diary !!)
Anyhoo Peeps - here I am back with my Minion Buddies and ready to play over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, with our first Challenge of the year.
There have been a few changes to our system, but nothing too drastic ...... basically we're now going to be running just one Challenge a month, starting on the first Monday of every month and running until just before the next month's Challenge. 
Our first Challenge of this year is... "WHAT's NEW PUSSYCAT ?" ....
You can use new stash, or a new technique, or cats, or focus on something that's "new" New year, new moon, newly dead, new fears, new passions. 

 

My piece uses a New Technique (for me anyways) as I tried stamping onto clay with a rubber stamp. I then brushed a black ink pad over the top and this is what I got !!! I forgot that I should have cut around it whilst it was still damp but I forgot and didn't have the nerve to try anything after it dried in case I broke it. !!!
My rubber stamp is from the "AS DEATH" unmounted rubber stamp set by Smeared Ink.
I mounted it inside an acetate frame and added scary masks all around as a border.

The Minions have made some amazing creations for you to see so please come over and play along at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Inky Impressions #192 - Monochrome