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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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Saturday, 4 July 2015

TALES OF ALICE.....


Hello Peeps,
Welcome to this mahoooooosive giant Blog Hop organised by Suzi Baker McKenzie.Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;







Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project especially for this HOP..... There are many Tales of Alice's adventures......................................



Here's some of my previous Alice creations:









Blog Hop List
                               ----Ike---- You are HERE
So now - off you skip to the fabulous CREEPY GLOWBUGG, but don't worry if you get out of order because you can always look at the Hop list above :-D

I used:

Alice, Rabbit 1, Hatter, Cat 1, and assorted other cats from the Kooky Katz Set  by IKEsART
My Background was a free ALICE  digi scrapbook set from JAGGED TOUCH STUDIO.

Thanks for hopping by.

Challenges I am entering: 

Crafty Catz Challenges #286 - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenges #140 - Anything Goes

Friday, 3 July 2015

COLOURS OF YOUR COUNTRY

Hello Peeps,
Here I am with colouring up a FREEBIE from THE EAST WIND which comes if you subscribe to their NEWSLETTER.
I coloured her with a mix of Promarkers and Copics and then made a background with a Greek flag, some butterflies and a Greek Key border. I attached some ribbon on the corner and a stick pin with a 'Greek Eye' bead.
I cut around the image and mounted her with foamies. :-)



Thank you UNKY for this lovely freebie. xoxox






Challenges I am entering:

TEW FaceBook Challenge - No DP
THE EAST WIND CHALLENGE : Patriotic Colours of Your Country - Greece
The Allsorts Challenge #317 - Blue As The Ocean
Showcase Your Style Challenge #18 - Colour
Pile It On Challenge #75 - Flag Colours

Thursday, 2 July 2015

QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #46 - POEtry


Good morning Peeps and happy Thursday :-D Here I am with my latest DT piece for QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST # 46... POEtry. The idea is to create a piece which illustrates directly or is connected somehow to one of the POEms of EDGAR ALLAN POE. :-D  A full list of his works can be found HERE.
For my piece I have used POE's poem HYMN TO ARISTOGEITON and HARMODIUS. If you would like to read it then click HERE.
 Ἁρμόδιος καὶ Ἀριστογείτων were two men from ancient Athens. They became known as the Tyrannicides after they killed the Peisistratid tyrant Hipparchus, and were the pre-eminent symbol of democracy to ancient Athenians.
If you would like to read their full story then click HERE.
A bronze statue was made of them after the establishment of democracy and I have used a picture of marble sculptures of them, carved at a later date, as my main image. I superimposed this over a Greek flag and a POE image. 
Another tribute to the two heroes was a hymn (skolion) praising them for restoring equal distribution of justice to the Athenians.When sung, the singer would hold a branch of myrtle in his hand.This ode has been translated by many modern poets such as Edgar Allan Poe, who composed his Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius in 1827. 


I used a die cut for my Myrtle flowers and made the centre stamens from tiny pieces of string with yellow puffy paint tips, and added a tiny Greek coin Athenian tetradrachm - depicting an owl ( representing Minerva) and the statue of the Tyrannicides.
We have Myrtle growing here on the Island, but despite how I keep trying to get cuttings to grow, I have been out of luck so far :-(

Thank you for popping in today and I hope you will come over to visit us at QUOTH THE RAVEN and play along with our Challenge.

Challenges I am entering: 

Craft My Life Challenge June/July - Anything Goes Not A Card
Get Creative Challenges #18 - Must have Flowers
Smudgy Antics July Challenge - For The Love Of POE


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

W IS FOR WINE

Hello Peeps,

I have been playing with one of my own images from IKEsART called "DAAAHHLING" to make a piece for entry into the latest Challenge at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS. I haven't played there for a while but when I saw the Theme this time, I was struck with an idea..... and here it is...


This piece was constructed and coloured digitally in PSE 9. I set her against a wine label backing paper.


Challenges I am entering:

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge : Name That Tune (Red,Red Wine + The Bitch is Back)


Sunday, 28 June 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #240 - ANYTHING GOES with RED/WHITE/BLUE


This Fortnight's fantastic challenge at ONE STITCH AT A TIME #240 is
#240 Anything Goes with Red, White and Blue

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the June 5 image prize pack. 

This time I got to play with 'LITTLE TEDDY B' from KAZ KRAFTZ.

Little TeddyB

I printed them out 4 times and then coloured them up using Promarkers. Then fussy cut them and decoupaged with foamies to make them 3D. The background was made digitally using the free JUBILEE Grunge Set by MY CRAFT STUDIO.
I then cut a plain white backing and edge punched it and mounted the whole thing onto royal blue corrugated card.



I hope you will come over and play along and have a look at the fabulous creations my Stitchy Angel Teamies have made to inspire you :-D

Thank you for visiting :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #12  - Anything Goes

IKEsART NEW RELEASE MINI BLOG HOP


Hello Peeps,

I am here with a preview of some new images I have in the Store at IKEsART.
I was previously one of the exclusive Designers for SMEARED INK - which has unfortunately closed - so I am now able to release my image sets that I did for them since they are no longer under contract.

Today I am here to introduce to you two sets.... SUCCUBUS SET of 5 and THE FALLEN Set of 4, and I roped in some of my fabulous Design Team Members from IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES to do this mini Blog Hop.

Here are the Previews of the Sets.... just click to enlarge ...



Here are my creations to show you and below is the mini Hop List.

Using SUCCUBUS 3 with and without wings;
This piece is called "Sugar & Spice"
Background papers by Crafty Chaos.

Using SUCCUBUS 3  and  WOLF 1
Backgrounds by Me, frame from Digital Two for Tuesday. :-)



Using "FALLEN ANGEL 3" 


I printed and coloured her 4 times and fussy cut to make a 3D decoupaged image. 


I hope you will have some time to Hop round and see what my Girlz made to show you and leave them some LUV.

Here is the list.
                             --- IKE --- You are HERE

OK - now you are off to see what SUSAN has to show you :-)

Don't forget that you still have a few days to enter our latest Challenge over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES #39... LYRICS. You can find the Post HERE and snag your FREEBIE too.

Thank you for dropping by and Happy Hopping :-D The HOP will run until 1st JULY 2015 so you have lots of time to visit.


Challenges I am entering:

Inky Impressions Challenge #213 - Something Is In The Air



Friday, 26 June 2015

AN ATTACK OF THE CUTES :-D

Hello Friday Peeps,

Prepare ye for what could well turn out to be an 'attack of the cutesiness' weekend hahahaha :-D I have recently been doing a few card commissions and also have been preparing to enter some challenges, so you can't say I didn't warn you LoL 

Here is my offering for the FREE STAMP OF THE MONTH JUNE PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE which is run by FROM THE HEART STAMPS.  This month I got this cute little chap and he is called "PRICKLES SAYS HELLO"..........


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

I coloured him up with Prismacolour Pencils, blended with Baby Oil and then followed a sketch from PALS PAPER ARTS for my layout and used bits and bobs from my snippets box.
I found a set of really, REALLY old rub-ons that are sooooo old they are no longer useable to rub-on anything, so I left stuck them to their protective plastic stuff and used them as is. Shame the Diamond Glaze on his little 'specs' doesn't show up on photos :-(


Well, there he is. Now I expect you will have to go have a sit down now and prepare yourself for more 'cute' over the next couple of days :-D

Bye for now. xx


Challenges I am entering:

Pals Paper Arts PPA 256 - Sketch Challenge
Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #21 - Hedgepig cookies :-D

Thursday, 25 June 2015

A BIT OF SILLINESS :-D

Well - it's me again :-)
I am psyching myself up to create a lengthy project and one that I haven't tried before...... a Pocket Letter..... and not sure what I am going to do yet and not even got a theme !!  ... so - as is my wont - I have created a bit of silliness to kind of take my mind off it and relax it a bit. :-D
I wanted to enter the latest Challenge over at DE-STEMPELWINKEL CHALLENGE #13 but the theme is MEN and I don't have many DeStemp stamps and certainly NO men, so had to think on my feet a bit here and use what I DID have.... a couple of skellies.  :-D
Have you heard the one where the bloke goes into the doctor's surgery? ................................................................................................................................



Well - let's hope I can wing my way through on this Challenge !! Hahahaha We will wait and see :-D

Images used:
De-Stempelwinkel - The Old Gardener and Doordenker


Challenges I am entering:


QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #45 - PICTURE INSPIRATION WEEK 4


Here I am again popping in to tell you that we are now into WEEK 4 of the latest Quest #45 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN - PICTURE INSPIRATION. Here is the pic we went with...

The idea is that you make a creation inspired by the photo but everything we do there is all about EDGAR ALLAN POE. :-D

I have a re-show of a mobile I made which has Ravens and using the Nevermore and Quoth The Raven wording as balances. It's all strung with fishing line and uses two pieces of soft metal for the arms.


QTR will be changing it's format in July for our next QUEST. We no longer have a DT and will be reverting to fortnightly Reminder posts. Also we will be inviting special GUEST DESIGNERS every month to play along. The GDs will be making 2 creations, one for the start of the Quest and one for the Midway Reminder.

So - you have just one week left to come and play and show us your POE creations over at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

Thanks for stopping by. xxx




YPP JUNE TICKET KIT SWAP

Good morning Peeps,
I am here to show you my Kits for the latest ARTSY FARTSY TICKET KIT SWAP over at YOUR PAPER PANTRY. This time the theme was Red/White + Blue and include a Bottle Top.
I decided to do 2 different Kits - one for the USA and one for the UK :-D



I used 'Little Kitty ClipArt' by MOM's ANGELS DESIGNS, 4th July Scrapkit by Amanda Heimann Designs , bottle cap from local establishment :-)  Liberty picture from Web.




'UK BULLDOG' by me at IKEsART, coloured with Promarkers. Background - JUBILEE KIT  from MY CRAFT STUDIO ,bottle cap from same establishment :-)

The idea is to put all the pieces in a baggie to construct your own Ticket Kit and then we send them off to swap. I have a lot of fun with these and you get great kits sent back :-D

Thank you for dropping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Creations Challenge #292 - Red/White/Blue
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Art Impression Stamps Challenge #162 - Red/White/Blue
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #159 - Red/White/Blue