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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, SCRIBBLES DESIGNS, A MINION AT HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, a STITCHY's ANGEL at OSAAT. I am Co-Writer on QUOTH THE RAVEN and I run my own Challenge at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES, and SUYP Cats Only Challenge. Thanks for visiting and please drop by again :-)

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

MY CARD ORDER FINISHED :-)

Hello Peeps and happy weekend !! :-)
Here's what I have been working on recently.

I saw this Double Bow card the other day on Fiki's Blog at BAD KITTY'S CRAFT ROOM and I just had to go buy the File.... it's just fabulous and so versatile. I used it for one of the wedding cards on order and made another more Goth style.



I downsized the bow for the Goth card but forgot to do that on the back 'ribbon' but it still looks ok :-)


If you want to buy this File then contact Sandra... deets are at SANDRA's SCRAPSHOP and she has a FaceBook Group Page too HERE.

I had already been inspired by a card I saw on her Blog but I didn't have the Bow File at that time, so I made my own and did this one .....



I made the bow by hand and also used various cutting files and dies for the rest :-)

This is the card that I was inspired by......


And lastly, here is the Greek Baptism card I was asked to make.......




I have fussy cut and layered the font to make it 3D and used a cutting file to make the little Dove and added a tiny silver cross charm in his beak.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend. xxx


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Friday, 22 July 2016

A LITTLE BIT OF POE

Hello Peeps and happy Friday to you All.

I snagged this week's Freebie from MISS RACH  and had a silly idea come into my head when I saw it. So here is the result of that very silly idea ......................


Excerpt used from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan POE.  :-D

After my bit of stress relief, I'm off now to carry on with the wedding card order !!! 

Huggies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 21 July 2016

PAOLA's CUTE DRAWINGS

Good morning Peeps - well, the weekend is creeping ever closer eh ? !!

I have popped in to show you what I made using some super cute images which were drawn by a little Friend of mine on her Facebook Page :-D
I think they are so darn cute, so I asked her MuM if I could colour them up and use them to make something as a surprise !!!

I added some googly eyes for fun and made this box card using scraps of pets papers - not sure who they are sold by as I bought them from someone's stash clearance ! :-)






The pets are coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and then fixed to the box card using strips of acetate to make them look like they are floating :-)

I must whizz off now as I am making 2 wedding  and a Baptism cards for an order, so I will show you those a bit later :-)

Thanks for dropping by xxxxxxxxxx


Challenges I am entering:

Fab n Funky Challenges # 314 - TIC, TAC, TOE.... 3 papers, digis, + Tag



Tuesday, 19 July 2016

SOME MORE STUFF !

Helloooo Peeps,
I have been playing with the SKETCH from the new Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES - which started today, and taking the opportunity to use a FREEBIE digi that I got the other day . I am still working on my mission to try and use every free item I take from other sites :-D

Here is a card with the latest freebie from MISS RACH.... a Toon of her Siberian Husky dog  SKODA.....


The background was done with a Nordic embossing folder rubbed slightly with blue ink. I used a die cut for the Dog and the vellum and the snowflake is from my cutting machine stash box :-)
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This 2nd one I made as we enter WEEK 3 of the current Challenge at SUYP Cats Only Challenges.  The Sponsor is DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES and I have used papers from the Prize pack for the card....
The kitty is a rubber stamp from Carmen's Veranda. The white embelly leaves are the cast-off bits of non-stick paper that came out of the die when I took the card pieces off.... you know - like silicone paper to stop fiddly bits from sticking in the die ? !!
The flower is from SAMFLORA. 


I have made a very humorous inside to this card, but if you want to see it you will have to go visit my CATS ONLY CHALLENGE  Week 3.

Thanks for dropping in :-)

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

YAY !! HAPPY MAIL

Hello Peeps and Happy Sunday :-)

I just popped in to show you some happy mail that I got yesterday.... it's from my sweet friend Fiki... also known on her Blog as BAD KITTY .  :-D
She makes gorgeous cards - lots of them with kitties and shows some amazing photos, and she lives in Croatia which looks like an amazing place... such gorgeous scenery where she lives. :-D



Fiki also has some beautiful Cats who quite often sneak into her photographs to check out her cards...... soooo cute :-)

THANK YOU very much Fiki xxxxxxxxxxxxx



Saturday, 16 July 2016

CRAFT SATURDAY ??

Hello Peeps,
Well, I decided to have a crafty Saturday today instead of my original plan. I was going to get rid of some garden rubbish - I have 4 big piles of dead stuff and twigs - but I can't burn them at this time of year cuz it's against the law and they are too big to stuff into a sack, so I walked away in disgust and came down to my craft room   :-D LoL

I'm still feeling a bit 'bleh' about crafting at the moment. !! It's not that I don't have ideas.... I think it's that I have too many and things just aren't flowing from my brain down my arm and aren't coming out exactly like I pictured them - so it's all a bit frustrating. !! :-(

Anyhoo - here's another ATC I mucked about with, as I often find they inspire me and give me the satisfaction of actually completing something :-)



The background for this was done by swiping assorted Spectrum Noir pens over some plain card. 
The image stamp is ' LARGE PERSPECTIVE BACKGROUND ' rubber stamp from LOST COAST DESIGNS.
Now - this baby is about 5" long and I wanted it for an ATC, which is 3.5 " x 2.5", so I stamped it in black ink first and then put it through the scanner so that I could re-size it in a graphics programme.


The Raven and Sentiment are from FUN STAMPERS JOURNEY and he is just the perfect size for an ATC but I did print and scan as before and then 'flipped' him because I wanted him to face the other way. I then cut him out and mounted him on foamies for a bit of lift.


Well - I keep looking at all my schtuff and I still don't know what to do, so I might go and do some sewing now !

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a FAB crafting weekend or whatever else you are going to do :-D xxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Avenue 613 Challenge #184 - AG Optional Twist - Birds  *** Winner ***




Wednesday, 13 July 2016

GETTING IN MY GROOVE

Hello Peeps,
I seem to have lost my Mojo recently... can't get to do anything although my mind is racing with ideas !!!  I did a bit of sewing and then my machine broke down :-(  At least I was able to draw up some new Digital Image requests and they will be rearing their heads shortly :-D 
Other than card making for orders, I seem to be definitely 'out of my groove', but maybe I can have more success at the weekend.

I often find that making ATCs gets me up and running, so I did a couple this afternoon.  Both of them are inspired by the sea, although one is humorous and one is a bit scary  :-)




This one was done using an 'Occasions Grumpy' rubber stamp set from SMEARED INK and the background is using the Plate 32 -  'At The Beach' stamp set from De-STEMPELWINKEL.
I coloured the sea with 3 shades of blue ink stamp pads and used just one of the pale ink pads to do the sky. Then I painted the sea part with Glossy Accents.
The Grumpy was coloured with Promarkers and then cut out and mounted on foamies. The fish was given a coat of Stickles and I added some Glossy Accents to his eye. I made a sentiment tab in my graphics programme.













Now this girl is one of my own digital images available at IKEsART and she's called " Mermaid 2 ". I only used the top half of her.  She was coloured with Promarkers.
I made a sheet of that wavy background a while back by blobbing yellow and green paint onto some blue card and pressing over with cling film. Then I made waves on it by scratching and using Stickles. I added some teeny shells that I collected from my local beach :-)

I had fun today and am feeling a wee bit more artsy fartsy now :-D

Thank you for dropping in xxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge #218 - Water
De-Stempelwinkel Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Lost Coast Designs Challenge #26 - ATCs




Sunday, 10 July 2016

MORE CARD MAKING

Hello Peeps and happy Sunday,
I have been making some more card orders.
This first one is for a little boy and I have used pre-coloured Freebie images from DEARIE DOLLS.
I printed them 4 times and then fussy cut them and layered up on silicone to make them 3D.
The actual photograph was a bit hard because I covered all the pieces with sticky back film and it kept bouncing the light, so the picture underneath is of the first flat layer.



Images used:
Cowboy
Cowboy Kitty
St Patty's Day dog ( I cut off the shamrock and gave him a cowboy hat )

This next one is an order for a Greek Baptism card.
I did 6 layers on the Font and then used my machine to cut a Silhouette file for the dove.
I added a little cross charm.


Well - I am going to draw some more digis today and generally have a play. It's so windy outside and I don't like it... it does my head in !!!! :-(

Thanks for dropping in xxxxxxxx


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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

ANOTHER COMMISSION

Here's another commission I did. The same family all wanted to send a card to a kiddy member who is a Pokemon addict, so I had to make 4 of them :-D

I had great fun glazing, stitching and making  3Ds and the first one is my first ever Shaker card -  using tiny seed beads. :-D 
I must admit that I did get in a bit of a twizz with it and the double sided sticky foam stuff and then I realized that maybe I shouldn't have made the images 3D cuz the beads get behind it, but never mind - it looked OK in the end and it still worked :-)





Let's hope the recipient child liked them and is now not totally sick of Pokemon !!! hahahaha



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BUSY, BUSY, BUSY !!

Hi there Peeps,
Oh dear - I have been sadly neglecting my Bloggy haven't I ??!!!!
I have been busy making card commissions for friends and also drawing up new digi images for my DT Girlz. Also, it's really hot here now so I have been lounging about outside in the pool and reading tons of books !!!

Anyway - enough excuses - I have popped in to show you some of my recent makes...................

This one I actually used one of my own digis - " The Gardener "  ( he comes with FREE planters ) coloured with promarkers and I used some un-puffed puffy paints for extra texture on the flower bushes :-D 



A good friend of ours had her birthday last week and this is the card I made for her Husband to give her - she really loves pink !!!



Then I had an afternoon playing with die cuts and dragging out some Stampin' Up rubber sets :-)


For this one I did some proper stitching and used a rose image for decoupage as the focal point.


These next 2 are my latest creations for my CATS ONLY CHALLENGE. The new one started today - FLORAL KITTIES - as is Sponsored by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. There is a new  CAT FREEBIE over there for you and a FREEBIE over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES. The new Challenge this fortnight is ' CHRISTMAS IN JULY'. 
I hope you might pop over to the Challenges and play along. There must be some Christmas people out there and a fair few CAT lovers I expect :-D xxxx



Well - that's me for now..... I have to go finish my house cleaning now I've cooled down a bit :-D
Thanks for dropping in xxxxxxxxxxxx


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