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 :-)



Tuesday, 16 September 2014

LET's HAVE AN "AaaaawwwwwW" MOMENT :-)

I am having a Challenge day today and just messing about coaxing my Mojo out to play.
So - this is a soft and squidgy moment with this cute lil' puppy that I got from IMAGINE THAT on their FB page... it's called "Puppy Chaise".
I coloured him up and then 'paper pieced' his sofa with some freebie papers from Cardmaking & Papercraft. The backgrounds are the free papers too.
The Sheep are from SCRIBBLES BY SANDY.

I have used Sketch #327 from Sketch Saturday.

And there we are. :-D
Don't get too comfortable now coz I have a SCARY one for you later (now I know that it has arrived safely with it's recipient I can Blog it)  LoL

Challenges I am entering:

Monday, 15 September 2014


Me yet again with a bit of silliness I did for a brand new Challenge Blog....... SLS LINES DIGITAL STAMPS CHALLENGE BLOG.
This is their very first Challenge and the theme is "Ladies". 
Well - I don't actually have any SLS 'Ladies' so I messed around with some SLS cats instead. hee hee  :-D

The background is a sketch of a Greek street. The Dustbin is by SCRIBBLES by SANDY  and the 2 cats are by SLS LINES called 'Cat Set'.  His pink cushion is just a cut out. I printed out the backing twice and 3D'd it and the cats are mounted on silicone blobs to make them stand out.

I coloured my cats with pencils and Promarkers.

Challenges I am entering:


Me again,

When I did the recent ATCs for the Sport Swap at CARDMAKING WORLD, I received a message from a lady in Russia -her Blog is  Riliska - saying she really like the basketball ones and she had a friend who played that sport, so I decided to make her a set using all 6 Basketball Dragons from DOODLE DRAGON STUDIOS.
Here is how they turned out.

They went trogging their way off this morning to Russia by Donkey Mail - so I don't know how long it will take him to get there. Let's hope he doesn't get caught in any snow !!!!!!

Challenges I am entering:


Good Morning Peeps,
I had a bit of a creative flurry at the weekend and have a couple of bits to show you.
The first is a pair of Baptism cards that I was asked to do for a Greek friend.
I took my inspiration from a beautiful card I saw made by Karen Dillon although she doesn't seem to have posted since March 2011 :-(

I used an assortment of embossing folders and dies for the backgrounds and the ornate cross is a cutting file I purchased in the SILHOUETTE Store.  It is designed by SAMATHA WALKER and you can buy it HERE.
The ribbon and charms were from my stash.
Cuttlebug 'Polka Dots' embossing folder
Papermania 'Silent Night' embossing folder
Sizzix Frame die

Thanks for dropping by and I will be back with some more schtuff later :-D xx

Challenges I am entering :

OSAAT #219 - Anything Goes with a DIE
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut

Monday, 8 September 2014


I am playing today with a Freebie image from SCRIBBLES BY SANDY  for a couple Challenges that she has going on,
This image is called "DOG WASH".
I have been experimenting with different techniques and stuff for colouring.
Here I am with my 2nd creation.

For this one, I 'paper-pieced' his bath tub using Duck Tape. I used a sort of stippling effect with my Promarkers to colour him in and then used Stickles on just some of the bubbles. I printed/coloured and cut out the Puppy 3 times and then fussy cut and 3D'd him with silicone.

The background papers are a kit from IRISH PRINCESS DESIGNS  called 'Furred, Feathered & Finned' and was part of the  AUGUST Blog Train held by DUSK 2 DAWN
The Frame I used is 'Puppy Paws Frame' by Kim Cameron Designs.

I had a bit of a laugh too when experimenting with some Puffy paint.... the doggy didn't come out exactly how I thought it would and he looks down right scary in fact hahahaha LoL  :-D 

Needless to say - I won't be trying that again LoL 

Right-Ho.... see you later xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Scribbles Designs Challenge - Pitter Patter Paws


Hi there Peeps,
I am playing today with a Freebie image from SCRIBBLES BY SANDY  for a couple Challenges that she has going on,
This image is called "DOG WASH".
I have been experimenting with different techniques and stuff for colouring, and here is my first creation.

He's very colourful on his papers which are from WINKSART GRAPHICS - the 'Puppies' set.

I coloured the puppy with Promarkers and I used a silver pen for his bath tub and a gold pen for his dog tag. The bubbles were done with Stickles.
It doesn't all show up quite so shiny on a photo or else you get a glare !! 

I followed the Sketch given over at Krafty Hands although it's a shame that I missed that challenge. 

I'll be back with my 2nd Puppy creation when it's finished drying. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Scribbles Designs Challenge - Pitter Patter Paws

Sunday, 7 September 2014


Happy Sunday Peeps,
Just popping in with a tag I made to put on a card for a Guinness loving chum's Birthday today.
I used glossy accents on the Guinness glass and some shells and bits from my stash. The image was printed 4 times and fussy cut then 3D for added effect.

Right -ho... I'm popping off now to deliver it. :-)  See you later xx

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge #127 - It's Summertime
Creative Corner Challenges - Cutesy Animals

Friday, 5 September 2014


Hi Peeps,

In trying to encourage my Mojo to return I fear I have dropped into the pit of 'cutesy-ness'  hahahahahaha !!

I got this really fabbo little Bear cutting file as a Freebie from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN DESIGNS and so I raided by scraps box to find some bits and bobs to use up as well - so it was a good bit of all round fun.
Here is my little creation....

The idea was that he was Free if you applied for him and then created something to be then posted on their FaceBook page. You can find that HERE.
He was so sweet that I couldn't resist him and it also blew the cobwebs out of my cutting machine :-D I tried to give him some shadowing with Promarkers.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #11 - Thinking of Marie
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #94 - Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Cute Critters
Aud Sentiments Challenge #114 - Sentiment NOT Birthday


Hello Peeps,

I totally forgot to put up the post to tell you that we are back from our Summer hols at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES and CHALLENGE #21 ... ANYTHING GOES.....is up and running and we have our new Design Team.
There is a FREEBIE for you over there and it would be wonderful if you came over and played along with us. :-D
Thanks for popping in xxxxx

Thursday, 4 September 2014


Good morning Peeps,
Here are the ATCs I made for the SEPTEMBER AT SWAP over at CARDMAKING WORLD. The theme this months is MOSAIC

I have made a Greek key mosaic background with fussy cut/3D olives on the top and two of them have the Greek flag.

Thank you for dropping by :-D

Challenges I am entering: