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 :-)



Saturday, 25 October 2014


I'm back again today with my 2 creations for the October RUDOLPH DAY hosted by Sarn over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE. Now I must admit that I haven't played every month and if I had I would have far more Chrimbo cards made by now - which is the whole idea.

So anyways, my first one features "MERRY CHRISTMAS OWL" who was a freebie a couple weeks ago from SPYDER. I have coloured him with Promarkers and mounted him on red card. The musical notes paper is a re-cycled cracker and the fir treees are the left-over bits from peel-offs.

My 2nd entry (I actually remembered this time that I have to submit 2 LoL) is made using a free digi that I got just today. He is called  "Henry With Mistletoe" and is from PINK GEM DESIGNS.
First I 'paper pieced' his scarf and then I printed him out 6 times and fussy cut his pieces to make him 3D. I coloured each piece as I went. Now I have to show you this..... my clean cutting mat cuz last time I went over Sarn gave me a complete roasting for the state of my mat and threatened to come out here with a bottle of Jif  !!!  This is to show her that I cleaned it up in sheer panic hahahaha LoL

So here he is all stuck together and I set him on an embossed plain red background. This embossing folder was given to me by a friend and I don't know who made it. I used my die cutters to make a flower and leaves and then added a little stiff foil Merry Christmas.

I am pleased with myself that I actually got to play AND did it early this time around. :-D
Thanks for stopping by. xx

Challenges I am entering:

Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Day October


Me again with some more Halloween fun.... CAUTION ... this image contains partial nudity - for the prudes out there.. don't say you weren't warned !!!!

I have decided to do a piece that has pink AND Halloween - sounds like a bit of a weird combo right ? but it sort of worked :-D LoL

I got a fab freebie set the other day from GRANNY ENCHANTED (Cat 109 Pack) .... it's a Halloween pack and it has PINK right ??!!!! 

So - I used the pink and purple backgrounds and the cute little, shocked looking puss cats plus the Alphabet.

The funny Pumpkin was a freebie recently from LIMITED RUNS.

The main image is called "Trick or Treat" an IKEsART image available from STITCHYBEAR STAMPS, and I coloured her with watercolours. Then I scanned her into my computer to put her with the digital GE pack. Coooooool :-)

Anyways - this should be far enough down now so she doesn't pop out unwantedly into anyone's face LoL

So - there you have it. Alternative Halloween in the THINK PINK mode. :-D 

Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #19 - H is for Hopeful Halloween
Open Minded Crafting Challenge #22 - Halloween or Dressing Up (or down in my case LoL )


Hi Peeps and Happy Saturday,

I have been making some card commissions which I will show you later, but also some Halloween cards. Here's one I made for my Brother :-D

I have placed my little aubergine carving that I made a couple of years ago.... fished him out of the Halloween box and he's still going strong. Very dry and crispy now but at least he hasn't moulded away !!! :-D

I actually massacred the card I made the other day to use this image and then added some other embellies to it. I just love my bricks background embossing folder - soooooo many uses. I might even try it with some clay :-) The background is one of my images coloured up - Castle Room from IKEsART.

I shall be posting my recent card commissions later for your perusal :-D xx

Challenges I am entering:

LOC Challenge #51 - Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge #131 - Create a Scene

Thursday, 23 October 2014


Hello again,

I am working away like mad today - so full of inspiration and getting loads of work done :-D

Here is a tag I have made to send to a chum for Halloween.
I have used more scraps and left-overs for the background and the main image is called "Hanging With Spidey" and  is from DIGISTAMPS4JOY. I can't find it in her Shop, but I got it a couple years back now at a CDAC Progressive Challenge, so it may have been exclusive to that or taken off sale now :-(

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and then mounted it onto orange card. The lace punched borders are also some scraps of card. I added a spider which was cut for me by a friend who has a Cricut :-D

Thanks for dropping in :-D

Challenges I am entering:


Hello Spooky Peeps,

Here I am with my creation for Quest #38 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. It's a colour Challenge this time and here are the spooky colours :-D

Here is my card...

I have used papers from Crafty Chaos (no longer trading) as a frame, which I machine stitched onto charcoal grey card. Then I have used up lots of snippets of Halloween paper to do 'Iris Folding' in the centre and added a Raven.
The POE on the side is my own digi "POE SKULL BUST" coloured in purple hues.

So there you have it. I hope you like my design and maybe it will inspire you to come over and play along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN - QUEST #38. You have 1 month to play along :-D
Thank you for stopping by. xx

Oh - I've just found this event that I am going to enter - so if you are a POE fan, then why not pop over and have a look :-D xxx


Challenges I am entering:

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Hello Peeps and Happy Sunday to you All,
I am going all pink today - which is not normally a colour I have much to do with on it's own, but in keeping with the theme of this month I dragged out all my little bits of pink stuff to make a card commission. My friend wanted a sweet pink girly creation for a 6 year old so I came up with this.....

I used odd snippets of pink papers and ribbon for the background. The image is called Button Betty but I've had it for so long I don't know where it came from. :-(  I printed it out 6 times and fussy cut it, then layered it up with silicone to make a little 3D image. I used the same border punch to cut an edge down the white insert inside the card :-)
I used an embossing folder for the Happy Birthday banner and rubbed the card with sandpaper to make the words show up.

Thanks for dropping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Calendar October Challenge - BINGO... Pink, Sentiment + Buttons
Paper Creators Craft Challenge #31 - Pink or Blue with Buttons
SAS4Kids Challenge - Celebration cards for kids
Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge #51 - Anything Goes with Pink

Monday, 13 October 2014

BOO !!!! ... DID I SCARE YOU ??

Hello Peeps and Happy Monday........ only 18 days to go !!! :-D

I had some cutesy card commissions to do over the weekend so today I had to get myself back in Halloween mode and do something darker.... you know how it is ? - I can't let myself go totally to mush or I shall become a Marshmallow !!! LoL

Here is my piece done with an image called Fangtastic Vampire Girl from STRANGE SKIN (I can find the Etsy shop but it seems to be empty !!). 

I coloured her with Copics and then raided my Halloween stash for bits and bobs. I found all these snippets of paper and ribbon etc and constructed this.

I certainly feel a bit more 'creepified' now, so am back to normal LoL

Thank you for popping in  

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting By Designs Challenge - Boo .. You scared me

A Step In The Dark Challenge #12 - Anything Dark Goes
Pile It On Challenge #41 - use 2 or more die cuts

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Hello Peeps,

I have been making a Fat Page (6" x 6") to send to someone and I'm only going to show you the front so as not to spoil the surprise.

I have used DILLY BEANS images on the front and coloured them with Copics and Promarkers.

I started with a piece of thick cardboard from a packing box and then covered it with some fabbo Autumn colours canvas that someone sent me as a prezzie (sorry - can't remember who it was). I stitched it to both sides using some yellow string.
Then I placed my 4 images together and printed/coloured them.
I then used the string to stitch between the pictures.

I found a little bit of Halloween ribbon in my stash and a sort of feathered orange monster thingy - that is actually a hair clip. I got half a dozen of these a while back and I don't know what on earth they are supposed to be... if anything !!!!?

I am really pleased with the colours as it can be Autumn or Halloween :-D

Images used:

DILLY BEANS   - Monster Boy
                                   Mummy & Spider Love Candy
                                   Zombie Hearts Frame
                                   Stitched Frame Ghoul

Thank you for stopping by. xxx

Challenges I am entering:

A Step In The Dark #12 - Anything Goes with Dilly Beans Sponsor
Shopping Our Stash #172 - Fall/Autumn Colours   **TOP 4 Showcase**
Craft Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours
Crafting for All Seasons #87 - Too Cute To Spook
613 Avenue Challenge #92 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Good morning Peeps,
Here I am with my creation for WEEK 2 of IKEsWORLD CHALLENGE #23.... AROUND THE WORLD and I have made a card using the CANADA BUNDLE from my store at IKEsART.

I have used the Rockies background - left in black and white, and then I coloured up the other pieces with Copics and mounted them on with 3D foam pads.

I hope you will pop over and see what TEAM B has to show you and maybe play along with us.
There is a FREEBIE for you on WEEK 1 posting and you will find Mr Linky there too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering: 

Monday, 6 October 2014


Hello there,
I have been playing with one of my new images from the ZOMBIE PET SHOP sets 1 & 2.
This time I have used 'ZOMBIE GUINEA PIG', who is from Set 1.

I have also used the Pet-A-Porta which is from Set 2. You can get both sets in a Special Offer Bundle to save you some pennies :-D

My background and 'EEK' mini tag are from SENECA POND CRAFTS, and my lovely little green brain was a prezzie from CREEPY GLOWBUGGwho makes these little beauties herself. :-D 

You can see some wonderful creations using the new Zombie Pet Shop at our BLOG HOP over HERE.
The HOP will run for 1 week and you have a chance to WIN one of these sets for yourself - absolutely FREE. Deets are on the HOP saying what you have to do :-D

Challenges I am entering:

613 Avenue Challenge #92 - Anything Goes