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 :-)



Thursday, 14 August 2014


Hello Peeps,
Do you love creating with Digital Stamps ?
Do you love sharing what you create ?
Do you love being part of a creative, inspiring Team of fellow crafters ?
Do you like having fun ?
Can you bring your ‘A’ game ?
I am looking for creators to make up my Design Team.
I have my own SHOP where I sell Digital Art Stamps and I am looking for people who want to create with them. I offer a varied range of Digis and if you’d like to check them out, then go HERE.
If you are enthusiastic about my Digi Stamps, are a good team player, and know a thing or two about Blogging, and answered YES to the questions above, then you may be just the right person for me !
I am interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase IKE’sART designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and other projects. I am looking for a variety of projects types, so if you don’t create Cards – don’t let that stop you from applying. !  I want people who are passionate about crafts and are willing to promote IKE’sART. No previous design team experience is necessary. All styles and skill levels welcome.

The DT Term is 4 months from 1st September 2014 to 1st February 2015.

Commit to a 4 month Term.
Share your creations on an active personal Blog, and share information on New Releases and Events.
Take great photos of your work.
Create 2 Projects per month using an image from IKE’sART.
Participate in Challenges and Blog Hops.
You must have links back from your Blog to the Challenge Site and IKE’sART Store.
Display our DT Badge and the IKE’sART Store Logo (with Links).
Have your creations posted by 5pm  on Monday before the Challenge goes live (or sooner if you wish)
Be able to comment constructively on Entries. (You will be assigned numbers if things get hectic)
Be able to communicate and get along well with your Teamies.

What you get in return:

Total access to any IKE’sART digital image from my Store for the length of your Term – plus and DT exclusives I may produce.
More exposure for your own Blog.
The chance to have fun with your Teamies.
$20 for anyone who has their work with an IKE’sART image Published in a mainstream Magazine.

OK – what do you do now ?????
How to Apply:

Send the following info by email to ME……

Your Name.
Your email addy.
Link to your Blog.
Where in the World are you (just being nosy here and useful to know the Time Zones of everyone)
A little about yourself.
What kind of projects you create.
What DTs you are currently on.
Any past DTs (none are required to be considered for this)
Why would you be good for IKE’sWORLD.
Attach 3 pics of projects you think best represent You and your style.

This DT Call runs from Midnight EEST Saturday 2nd August 2014 through to Midnight EEST Saturday 23rd August 2014.
The first Challenge with the new Design Team will start on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 (if we’re all ready )   :-D

If you have any questions about the Terms, please contact me.
I will email Applicants by the end of the day following the cut-off date to let them know if they were successful.

Don’t forget…… we are just here to have FUN  :-D

Thank you.


Hello Peeps,
Well, I am back from the UK and have also had my lovely Daughter and her family out last week - which was wonderful. Now I have to get back to normal ..boo hoo !!!

Anyways, I was totally so late for posting anything for QTR Challenge #35, so here I am with my piece. This month we are doing 'ANYTHING POES', so you can make what you like.
I have done another double page spread of my altered mobile phone instruction book.
I had used a die cut left-over as a mask at some point and I loved the effect that was left on it and decided to use it. I also got out my POE set of rubber stamps by SMEARED INK and a snippet of lace - et Voila !!

Products used:

Quoth The Raven rubber stamp set - Smeared Ink
Grunge background stamp "Graffiti Art 965A"  - Unity Stamp Company
Die cut left-overs from snippets box.

Well, I may have some more to post later as I had a couple of card commissions recently, but I'll probably post them tomorrow. :-D
Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #76 - Anything But A Card
Creative Moments Challenge #49 - Anything Goes/Animals
Scrappers Delights Challenge #29 - Anything Goes with Die Cuts

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Hello and welcome to my piece for WEEK 3 over at Challenge #34 QUOTH THE RAVEN - POE-triotic  . I have completed another two pages of my altered mobile fone instruction booklet :-D

The flag is from LJS Designs 'You're a Firework' Kit and the POE image is from ButIDigress.

I used some scraps of card to make the red. white and blue edge borders with a Martha Stewart punch.

The Phrase along the middle is a quote by Mark Twain -

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

Thank you for popping over and we hope to see you play along at QUOTH THE RAVEN.

Challenges I am entering:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die cuts and/or Punches
OWH - Stars & Stamps

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Hello and Happy Saturday,

Another spot of silliness today with a tag I made.
The background is a stencil I cut and then sprayed through and I have used the left-over bit on this tag. I liked the effect the spritzing left.

The main images  I coloured with Promarkers and are 'Suitcases' by TIDDLYINKS and 'Bikini Frog' from QKR STAMPEDE.
Thanks for stopping by. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Tag Along Challenge #47 - Bright Sunny Colours
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #93  Anything Goes
A Creative Need Challenge #21 - Vacation/Travel
Brown Sugar Challenge #103 - Sea and Sand
QKR Stampede Challenge #97 - Vacation

Friday, 18 July 2014


Hi Peeps and Happy Friday,

I was overcome with an attack of 'cutesy-ness' this morning and now I have to go have a lie down hahaha !!!

Don't you just LUV Giraffes ??.... and what very strange things they are when you study them a bit. Did you know that they are so supremely genetically evolved for their surroundings, that if a sudden change in their environment happened, they would be incapable of evolving quick enough to adapt and would get wiped out ?!!!!

Anyhow, I have made this creation for the Challenge over at MELJEN's Challenge Blog and the theme is Bookworm .... be inspired by a book.
I have chosen "GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE" by Giles Andreas and have used 'Giraffe's Necktie' by Meljen for my main image. He was coloured with Promarkers and the background is from the 'Safari' set by Catia Cunha.

Anyways - I am off now as I have a card commission to do, but I may pop back later :-D 
Thanks for stopping by xxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

MELJENS Challenge #219 - Bookworm

Thursday, 17 July 2014


Hello Peeps,
Here is a little ATC that I have done using such a sweet image of a girl reading. It is by A DAY FOR DAISIES and is called "I can readand I have paired it with "Chick Feedand "Prince of the Coop", which I superimposed onto her blank book page and added some writing. She is reading them a story and telling them how they will be when they grow up. R is for Rooster. (that's if they all get to be boys of course LoL)
I coloured her with Promarkers and stuck her onto a farm background using sticky foam pads.

Thank you for stopping by. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge 145 - On The Farm    **WINNER*
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #27 - Anything Goes with Cute & Girly
CCEE Stampers - CCEE1429 Chicken


Good morning Peeps,
I have popped in to show you my inspiration piece for Midway at Challenge #34 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN...... POE -triotic.

The image I have used is one of my own ..... "LENORE".... available at IKEsART.
I coloured her with Promarkers and put her on a background that I made digitally using 'Celebrate America' .. scrapbook set by CRAZY CAT CREATIONS, and the faded flag element is by LJS DESIGNS - 'You're a Firework' Set.

You have until 31st JULY 2014 to create something POE-triotic and I hope you will come over and play along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

Byeee xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Monday, 14 July 2014


Hello Peeps,
I can show you my July ATCs for the Swap over at CARD-MAKING WORLD now that they are clip-clopping their way by DonkeyMail :-D
The theme for this month was FLOWERS.

All the backings are the same and were made from dictionary pages with the definitions of 'Flowers'.
The left one is made using die cuts and First Edition papers 'Boho Chic'.
The middle one is a Gibson Girl stamp and decorated with Little Birdie 'Boutique Elements' flowers. The right one is stamped using the left-over pieces from die cutting flowers and stamping through the holes, and the main image is called 'POOPDECK' by SPYDER. He is coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges I am entering:

Eclectic Ellapu - Furry Friends
A Gem of a Challenge #123 - Animals
Crafty Catz Challenge #239 - Flowers
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #118 - All About Girls

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Oooooh !!! HOW CREEPY !!

Hello creepy Peeps,
I have here a bit of fun for you as my entry to the 'OH, THE HORROR '  July Challenge over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM.
The movie this time is SINISTER... a horror story  starring Ethan Hawke. It's about a Pagan deity called BUGHUUL and you can see the trailer HERE.
Well - silly mode set in today and I had already printed off this week's FREEBIE from SPYDER - 'Carrots The Bunny' so I decided to use him.
Can you guess what's coming yet ??????

Ta Dah !!! "ONCE YOU'VE SEEN HIM.... NOTHING CAN SAVE YOU"  ........Bwaahahahahaha..........

Well - I am chuckling like a mad thing this end, so it tickled me creating this :-D

Image - Carrots the Bunny by SPYDER coloured with Promarkers. He should look really sweet and cute with his bunch of carrots like this ...............

........ but Hey - this is ME, right ??!!!! LoL

Bloody drip edging cut and coloured by hand.
Background splatter paper from the Cranium Set by Smeared Ink
Curious Rat from Mad Science Set by Smeared Ink
"Ghoulipop" by Smeared Ink
'SINISTER' film poster background from Web

Challenges I am entering:

The Crafters' Cafe #71 - Use a Line from a Movie          **WINNER**
A Step In The Dark #5 - Anything Goes/Dark Fantasy


Happy Saturday Peeps,
Well I am still coaxing my Mojo back and not stressing him out by doing some more ATCs.
Here is one I made today to enter a couple of Challenges with.

The image is called "Dog with Party Hat" and he is by CREATIVE BUG. I can't find him in the Shop though to give you a direct link. :-(
I have coloured him with Promarkers and put him in a photoshop paddling pool.His background shows what my sky is like today, but it's still very sticky and I reckon the sun will come out later :-D

Here's another one with 'Scuba Bear' from MELJEN.
I am going to enter him in a colour challenge - amongst others and here is their brief.

I coloured him with Copics and added some shells from my beach :-D He's also got some Amazing Glaze on his mask but it doesn't really show on this photo.

I am going to do a bit of crafting down here in the cool today, so no doubt I shall be back later.
Thanks for stopping by :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering: