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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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Monday, 25 May 2015

QUOTH THE RAVEN & OTHER SCHTUFF

Hello Peeps,
Gosh - I feel like such a slacker because I haven't been in for a while or put my DT work up, but I can assure you that I have been beavering away this end like a demented beavering thing, doing gardening and craft room sorting and schtuff, so am now ready to craft away :-D
I am late putting up my piece for Week 3 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN Challenge #44 ... this theme is Raving Ravens and here is what I made this time... another journal page.... yay me !!!  :-D 



I used some pieces of a floral serviette as the background and on top of that I stuck a page from a gorgeous Notebook that a great Chum sent me :-) I inked up around the edges in black. I already had this Raven cut out in my Snippets box, so decided to use him up with a little cage (cut from my new die cut.... as if I didn't have enuff of those already   hee hee) I stamped POE inside the cage and the Quoth The Raven word art  using rubber stamps from the Quoth The Raven set by Smeared Ink . I wrote my sentiment by hand... it says...
"Fly free from the Cage of Conformity and live your Art ".

Here's a little card commission I did recently too. I was given the photo and asked to make it into an anniversary card.  I used up some snippets of scrapbooking paper and a selection of die cuts and silk roses. 


I scrunched out the faces for Blog purposes in case the Peeps didn't want their faces plastered all over the place .... my card didn't actually look like that  LoL  :-D

Well - I am whizzing off now to get something else finished, so I might be back again later :-)

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are having a fabbo BH weekend for those that are getting one !! :-D


Challenges I am entering:


Crafty Sentiments Challenges - Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #132 - AG with a twist - Die Cuts


Thursday, 21 May 2015

PATH OF POSITIVITY - PERSEVERANCE CHALLENGE SPONSORSHIP

Path of Positivity Challenge

Good Morning Peeps,

So sorry - I forgot to tell you that IKEsART is sponsoring this month's Challenge over at the PATH OF POSITIVITY which is ......"PERSEVERANCE".
I and my DT from IkesWorld Challenges were invited to do a Guest DT spot there and her is the piece I made for this event :-D


I used Female ARMY from my set at IKEsART called "FEMALE TROOPS" .. sorry I spelt it wrong in there and I can't get back in to edit it just now :-(
I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens and used a quote from Dale Carnegie.

I hope you will pop over to PATH OF POSITIVITY and have a look at all the wonderful inspirational pieces there. This Challenge runs until 31st MAY 2015.

Thanks for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:



Sunday, 17 May 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #237 - ANYTHING GOES + APPRECIATION

Hi there Peeps,
Here I am with my DT creation for STITCHYBEAR.
This weeks fantastic challenge theme is.....

#237 Anything Goes with APPRECIATION
Who do you appreciate :) - your kids, the armed forces, a work colleague, a friend, your partner etc?  Just make a creation to celebrate somebody/something wonderful.


Well - I really appreciate my cats - they give me purrs and cuddles and are good company, so I did a little tribute to one of them - sadly no longer with me since disappearing last year :-( This is(was) Pitsiriki - Greek for "small fry" - the first picture I took of him when he was bought to me after his mother had been poisoned. I hand fed/reared him as he was only a few days old. Here he is peeping out of his bed just after his eyes opened and you can see how young he was because his ears have not yet uncurled to stick up (at about 14 days) !!
The second photo is him about 2 years later in one of his cardboard boxes. LoL


This whole creation is a digital scrapbook page using the whole kit of "CATS DIGITAL STAMP & PAPER PACK" from the marvelous COOSTY CREATIONS at StitchyBear Stamps. I used all of the kit and added some swirling text and a ribbon on the top of it all.

The Sponsor for this fortnight's Challenge is the STITCHYBEAR digi outlet and this is the Prize Pack......

So - I hope you will come over and have a look at my Teammate's inspirational pieces and also play along with us at OSAAT Challenge #237 - Anything Goes + APPRECIATION.

Thank you for dropping by :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Layout  Sketch Challenge


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

STILL COLOURING

It's me again :-)
Having just got myself a parcel of goodies which contained a storage system for all my Spectrum Noir pens, I spent a happy hour yesterday putting them all in their little 'cubby holes' and coveting how many I had. Then - because I can now see them beautifully displayed - I felt obliged to use them, so here is another little image I played with. :-D



This little critter is called 'TULIP OWL' from 2CUTEINK and I printed it out 4 times, coloured it with the aforementioned Spectrum Noirs, fussy cut it and then decoupaged the pieces for added pop.
I used a new goody that I got - a circle embossing thingy by Spellbinders. I made a bit of a booboo when I ordered this because I thought it would CUT and emboss the circles as I don't have a circle cutting die set, but I didn't read the ad properly and it's actually an "Enhancing Element" to go with Nestabilities - so I am a bit disappointed cuz I don't bloomin' have those in the first place !!!!  :-(

I added some sentiment words on scraps of white card and used a scrap of heart paper from my bits box. I coloured one of the tiny hearts in red for 'love'.
Both pieces were edged with orange ink.

Thanks for looking :-D

Challenges I am entering:





FTHS PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE - MAY

Hello Peeps,
Well, having finished my work for the theatre group I am settling down now to a bit of crafting and opening parcels that came recently with some new goodies :-) A bit of a birthday present to myself hee hee :-D

I spent a grand afternoon yesterday doing some colouring and here is my first piece......



I used this month's freebie digi over at FROM THE HEART STAMPS Progressive Challenge MAY and it's called "Apple Blossom Birds". If you play every month, then you get the next digi free the following month. It's always a surprise to see what it's going to be :-)



I coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils and then cut out a border top slip the corners into. The backing is quilted embossed card matted onto a piece of blue with just the teensiest border showing, and leaving the rest white to show off the cute image :-)

If you go over now, you still have a chance to snag yours and play along.

I have some other things to show you too, when I finish uploading :-)
Thank you for popping in xoxoxox


Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #138 - Make your own Background
Dream Valley Challenges #106 - Things With Wings




Saturday, 9 May 2015

MEGA AMOUNTS OF WORK !!

Hello Peeps,
I thought I would nip in and show you what has been taking up most of my time for the last 3 weeks. !!
I was asked to make some 'props' for the local theatre group and when I got there, they gave me a huuuuuuge list of things.
Well - today I finished, so I can now get back to normal. Here are some pikkies for you :-D 
2 nightmare Helmets


Helmets constructed with wire, plaster and papier mache with heavy lacquer.

1 fish (for hitting someone with !!!)


1 roast Turkey


1 Roast Swan (complete with head !)


1 Two Tier Cake


Expanding foam and cardboard cake, iced and piped with plaster of Paris.


1 giant Meat Leg


All the 'foody' items were constructed with a mixture of chicken wire  and bendable wire, expanding plumbers' foam, papier mache, plaster, newspaper, cardboard, painted and tweaked (sometimes using ALL those ingredients LoL)

and my favourite bit....... 2 very scary nightmare Candlesticks...






So - there you have it,............ huuuuuuuge amounts of work and I say to myself ...."Never again !!!"

Thank you for dropping in...... I am now going to shut myself in a dark room  :-D xxxxxx










Tuesday, 5 May 2015

BIRTHDAY FREEBIE

Hello Peeps,
It's my Birthday today and I have drawn a special digi image for you as a FREEBIE from me to you. I like to 'give' back on my Birthday, and here's my Thank You for all your support and kind comments :-D  Enjoy but PLEASE DO NOT PIN or SHARE the clear image....... Send people here if they ask you and feel free to Post the WATERMARKED COPY with a link back to me - Thanks . xoxooxx



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Feel free to leave me a smooshie comment :-D

Thanks for dropping by xxxxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #236 .. A SPECIAL LADY - DT CREATION

Hello Sunday Peeps,
Here I am with my Design Team creation for our latest Challenge # 236 over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME. Our Theme this time is Anything Goes with "A Special Lady"......A girly or creation dedicated to a special female or even something out of the box but please mention on your blog the link to how it ties into 'Special Lady' - after all, some ladies don't like pink and flowers but love something totally different :)

The Sponsor for this week's challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the May 5 image prize pack. 


For my creation this time I chose "APHRODITE" by BEARY DUST and as I live in Greece and I think she's a very special lady :-)



I used an 8" pennant as my base and I covered it with paper where I had typed the story of Aphrodite written in English and Greek and I inked the edges with blue ink. On top of that I made a pencil sketch of Aphrodite's Temple and mounted it on pale blue card. I coloured Aphrodite 3 times with Spectrum Noir pens and then I fussy cut her out in pieces and made her into a 3D piece using foamies between the pieces. I printed out some tiny Greek flags for along the top and then made a teeny banner to spell out her name in GREEK. There you have it..... she looks like a pretty special Gal to me :-D

This Challenge runs until 16th MAY 2015, so why not pop over and join in :-)
Thank you for stopping by xxx

Challenges I am entering:

2Creative Chicks Challenge #26 -  Anything Goes (No Cards)
The ABC Challenge - I for Inspire Us 
The Crafting Cafe May Challenge - Around the World.... Greece :-)
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge #78 - No Patterned Paper

Friday, 1 May 2015

QUOTH THE RAVEN CHALLENGE #43 TIC.TAC.POE WEEK 5 REMINDER


Hello Peeps,
Here I am with the reminder for WEEK 5 of our current Challenge #43 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN..... TIC, TAC, POE. Here is the grid we are working from this month.
I should have posted yesterday but I was without a telephone line all day so therefore no internet....... extreme bummer !!!!!



and here is my piece using Raven, Lace and POE.......................................


I used an old jigsaw piece and treated the background with Distress Inks. Then I used rubber stamps from the Smeared Ink 'Quoth The Raven' set for the gridwork and POE image. I added a smidgen of lace and then glued a chipboard Raven to the top. :-)

You have until Midnight on the 6th MAY to come along and play showing us your POE creations, so I hope to see you there.
We shall be back again next week with a reminder as this is a 5 week month :-D

Challenges I am entering: 


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES #36 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS WEEK 2



Good morning Peeps,
Just popping in to tell you that we are now entering WEEK 2 of our latest Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES. This time it is #36 No Patterned Papers.
Now I know this sometimes gives people the heebie jeebies, but why not pop in and see what my marvelous DT have to show you and it might not feel so bad. :-D
I went along today as well and made this piece using MERMAID 2 from IKEsART.


I hope you will pop in to see us and play along at IWC #36 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS. You can enter up to 3 times and there are FREEBIES over there for you too :-D

Bye for now xx