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 :-)



Monday, 21 April 2014


Well, thank goodness all the dynamite and fireworks of Easter are now over. My poor kitties have been driven totally scatty. :-(
You'll never guess what I was doing Saturday night ????? 
I was sitting outside in front of the  " φούρνο " - that is a traditional Greek outside cooking oven - feeding wood into it and waiting for it to get hot enough to cook my traditional goat recipe or Μουούρι  .Here's a pic :-)

I zoomed in for the first pic :-)

Anyways - it was good fun and lovely and warm sitting there :-D
Slammed the whole stuffed goat into there about 10pm, shut the door and then opened it up when some friends came round to eat on Sunday about 1pm.... and it was GORGEOUS !!!!

And now onto my card creation as per the title of this Post hahaha LoL
I snagged the FREEBIE being given away by SCRIBBLES DESIGNS so that I could use it to enter their Challenge.... Doodle Time.
I've got one entry in already but since I snagged the Freebie, it would be rude not to use it , No ?!!

I did a sort of 'Reverse Spotlight' thingy with it where I coloured it all and then cut out a circle and mounted onto the b/w image with 3D foamies.
I wrote 'Do You Doodle' and then I doodled around the outside with a Pilot Hi-Tecpoint and added some Promarker 'Soft Green'.  Ta Dah !!!

Challenges I am entering:


Hello Peeps, I hope you had a good Easter and the Easter Bunny bought you loads of chocs :-D
I just realized I forgot to put up my mixed media piece that I made for my GDT spot at QUIRKY CRAFTS Challenge #8 - MIXED MEDIA MAYHEM I thought I was going up this week but it was actually last week !!
I got to use Simple Adorable Flower Girl by Cheryl Alger at SQUIGGLEFLY.

I started with some pink card and then stuck on some corrugated card, which I wetted so I could peel some back. I used Perfect Pearls Mist on this but it doesn't really show here. Then I used some die cut left-overs as a stencil and inked through them for my flowers. The papers are scraps from my bits box. I made a flower and the heart from scraps too and threaded a couple of beads onto the ribbon. The image was coloured with Promarkers.
Overall I am quite pleased with it.

Challenges I am entering:

Glitter & Sparkle #81 - Spring Colours
Corrosive Challenges #197 - Pretty Pastels
Digi Galore - Flowers
So Artful Challenges - Shades of Spring
Totally Gorjuss #232 - Die Cuts or Punches

Saturday, 19 April 2014


I'm back again.
This time I wanted to use this week's FREEBIE digi from SPYDER. This one is called PIPPY's BIRTHDAY and if you are quick you can snag him for yourself HERE. I know that Spyder does dog walking & sitting, so I don't know if he was inspired by one of her 'clients'. :-D  I turned him into a Dalmation and printed him out 6 times and fussy cut him to make him 3D.
I then 'doodled' the Happy Birthday To You and the bones round the edges using a Pilot G-tec-C4 pen.

Challenges I am entering:

Daring Cardmakers - Another Dimension
Papercrafting Challenges #8 - No Patterned Paper
Moving Along With The Times - A Card with 'Happy' on it
Time Out Challenges #3 - Happy Birthday optional twist Masculine


Hello Peeps and Happy Saturday,
I hope you are all getting ready for the visit of the Easter Bunny ??

I made something the other day for a GDT spot, but for one reason or another, we have decided not to use it, so now he's just dangling about here collecting dust - which I am sure he will LUV and when you see him you'll understand.

Now I made the page in my sort of 'journal' pad, but I don't know if this actually counts as 'journalling', but here you go..........................

This little chap is called "Goof Bug" by Nate Owens but it seems it is no longer available anywhere :-(   I do believe that I have more than one of these little critters living at my house  bwaahahahaha !!

Challenges I am entering:

Card Making Mamas CMM85 - Earth Friendly (Recycle/re-use)  I even scraped the cat bikkies from under my fridge !!   :-D
Craftitude #63 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #227 - B is for........... BUG
Frosted Designs - Handwriting and Inks
Left of Centre #29 - Anything Goes Dark Themed - well he could be kinda' creepy couldn't he ???? LoL
Scribbles Designs Challenge #16 - Doodling (I doodled in my title letters and edges)

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Well, here I am on another cute session since you all enjoyed it so much last time Bwaahahaha ! LoL
It's a little bitty Easter creation using SPYDER's last week's FREEBIE (I think it was !).
Background papers are from Polkadoodles Studio 12 - Tatty Twinkle Easter Paper Collection and the letters are from Sweet Pea Designs FP Spring Mini.

The image is called "BUNNY's EASTER SURPRIZE"....... I bet it was..... he didn't even know she was pregnant !! hahahahahahaha !!!

Challenges I am entering:

Mod Squad Colour Challenge - Pick 3 or more
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #90 - Easter or Spring 
Divas By Design Challenge - Baby ... well he's got one even if it is a Bunny :-)
Hobbybook Challenges - Easter
Inky Impressions #155 - Easter
Little Red Wagon Challenge #233 - Easter Parade
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #173 - Ice Cream Colours
Stampavie & More Challenge #209 - Easter


Hello again,
This is my latest set which is a NEW RELEASE over at SMEARED INK. It's called "Daemon Horses".


Hello Peeps.. you know I thought today was Wednesday - having taken a photo of my desk for WOYWW but, of course, I am too late LoL !!
Anyhoo - here are two of my latest concoctions - a card commission from a friend for her Greek Hubby's birthday. As you can see he is an Olympiacos fan :-D

I decoupaged the shirt for 3D pop and the images are from the football site.
This one is for her Girls to give to him.

This one - she wanted lovey, dovey (which I don't do particularly well... wot ?!! No creepy gore I said ?!.... No, she says. Hearts and stuff !) so I went with this coz it's for a man as well so he don't want flowers and this looks sort of masculine.
I used my cutting machine to do the butterflies and then stamped over them with a cling stamp saying "Loving Birthday Wishes". The other stamp I used for the heart. Edges inked with TH Distress Ink 'Tea Dye'. Background hearts paper and scrap of torn corrugated card from 'bits' box.

Now - I have a problem....... I took inspiration for this from a FABULOUS creation I saw in Blogland, but unfortunately, I didn't write down who did it. !!  If anyone knows or if this is yours - please tell me so I can put a proper credit.
Here's the original..

Challenges I am entering:

Frilly & Funkie Challenge - Flights of Fancy
Paper Pretties PWC306 - Masculine Card
Word Art Wednesday #128 - Anything Goes
Cards und More #104 - No Flowers


Hello Peeps,
I am just popping in to remind you that we are half way through the latest QUEST #31 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN  and the Theme is POE-cabulary.  Easy peasy... just make a creation which illustrates the work of Edgar Allan POE. He wrote masses and I am sure there will be something to suit your taste, even if you are not a fan of his slightly more 'gloomy' work :-) HERE  you can find a list of his works.

I have done another couple of pages in my mini album which is converted from a mobile 'phone instruction booklet :-D  
I was in total black and white mode today.
Not sure if you can see what I wrote on the page but it says..
" How can I tell thee of my darkest thoughts and fears ?", which I thought was a good reflection of one of his dark moments of his mind.

Anyway ... here 'tis...

So - I hope you will come over and play along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN. Remember - it doesn't have to be gory and scary, but it can't be cute and fluffy LoL  !!!!

Byeeee xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Happy Tuesday Peeps,
I am here to tell you that we have a new challenge gone up today over at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES ..... CHALLENGE #15 ... TICKLED PINK

TEAM A have done some amazing projects for you to see and hopefully inspire you and there is a FREEBIE for you to snag there too.
CONGRATS to our Winner and TOP 3, as chosen by the DTs.

You can make anything you like for the Challenge, so long as there is some Pink there, but to be a Winner or TOP 3 , you must use an IKEsART image.

See you later Guys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Hello Peeps,

Well - I shall be out tomorrow evening at the start of Passover, so I will post this now.
Happy PASSOVER to all my buddies that celebrate it :-D xxxxxxxx

Image used - "Remember" by BUGABOO STAMPS