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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, 6 August 2016

FIRST EVER MIXED MEDIA CANVAS :-D

Hi Peeps,
I hope you are having a fabulous crafting weekend. 
I have popped in to show you my first ever Mixed Media canvas. 
It is 10 " x 12 ".
I have been working on this for the last week.
My DD has just turned 30 today and will be coming out to see me in 10 days time, and I have made this as part of her Birthday present stack :-D
The little photo is of her and her Dad ( now deceased) when she was about 1 year old.

I was totally inspired by a piece made by GABRIELLE POLLACCO that I saw on You Tube.
I didn't have half the stuff that she used but I had great fun with what I had.
The frame at the bottom left is made by cutting the same design 8 times from card and sticking all the pieces together, since I don't have any of those chipboard pieces :-)
I made the octopus tentacles with air dry clay. Assorted beads and stuff from my stash and the starfish + shells are from my local beach.
The central shell part was made with rolled out clay and squashing it in an embossing folder.
The background is a mixture of acrylics + paints.

I printed out a vintage picture of a sailing ship (very tiny) and inserted it into a dinky little glass bottle :-)

I am pretty sure my DD doesn't look at my Blog so I should be safe showing this one here :-)




Thank you very much for stopping by. xxxxxxxxxxxx


DecoArt Americana multi surface satin: Coastal Waters, Blue Bird, Gold Metallic Lustre
Lumier Metallic Acrylics: Pearl Violet, Pearl Magenta, Pearl Emerald, Pearl Turquoise, Halo Blue Gold
White Gesso
Das Air Dry Clay



Challenges I am entering:

Broken Fairy Challenges #8 - AG Twist - use your stash
Creative Artiste Challenge #17 - AG Mixed Media   29/8
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything But A Card
Frilly & Funky Challenges - By The Sea    **** TOP 3 ****



Thursday, 4 August 2016

OH, HOW I LARFED 2 !!!

Oh - How I larfed !!!! 
Got myself a new screwdriver with a ratchet system handle.... much better for poor arthritic wrists with no strength........... It has this plastic hanging system where all your Bits fit too ................................but look at how you have to get it out of the packaging !!!!!! WTF !!!!


             

I mean - if this was the ONLY screwdriver you possessed, you'd be well stuffed  cuz you can't use the screwdriver to undo the screw cuz it's screwed into the plastic packaging  !!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

CANDY GIVEAWAY

WooHoo - We are nearly at 100 Followers over at SHOW US YOUR PUSSIES CATS ONLY CHALLENGES so I have got a bit of Candy to be given away when we get there. Here is what I will send to the lucky Winner chosen at random after we crash through the 100 barrier  LoL :-D


International postage not a problem since I live in Greece so anywhere else is International ...   hahahaha

Come on all you furbaliscious KITTY lovers - why not come over and join us, play along with the Challenges and snag yourself some lovely kitty inspired FREEBIES too.

Click HERE to come and see.





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


Challenges I am entering:

Card & Scrap Challenge #121 - AG    **** TOP 3 ****



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
Crafting With Friends Challenge #25 - AG    *** DT Favourite ***
Imagine That Challenges - Fancy Folds     **** WINNER ****



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 :-)

Challenges I am entering:



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