WELCOME

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 :-)

PLEASE DROP BY MY SHOP

Followers

Friday, 27 April 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 15

Not much to say today... depressed, pee'd off, hurting and the mosquitoes have arrived !!!!


IMAGE REMOVED TO SHOP

Thursday, 26 April 2012

HIGHS & LOWS

Got THIS.... which doesn't make me laugh !!! .........



But saw THIS, which made me laugh 'til I cried :-D ............



Sunday, 22 April 2012

HAPPY EARTH DAY

Happy EARTH DAY Everyone,


Here is something I was working on before my hand injury, so I thought I'd put it up as is anyway or else I will have to wait until next year. !!!!
The hand is my own digi drawing and the lovely little Earth I got from MELONHEADZ.



We have to look after Her, then maybe she will look after us ?  :-D xxxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

FRIDAY FREEBIE 14

Hello Peeps,
I am incapacitated just now with a nasty thumb injury so won't be making anything... I'm still lurking around in the background though..... I've become a bit of a Blog stalker LoL
Here's a little something for you - one of a new range I was working on before I got injured. This is Muse 3...............


IMAGE REMOVED

Thursday, 19 April 2012

נזכור את זכר ששת המיליונים שנספו בשואה. גברים, נשים וילדים; אבות, אמהות, ילדים וילדות, סבים וסבתות.
נזכור את זכר האמיצים שנלחמו בחירוף נפש נגד הנאצים ועוזריהם.

נדר/אברהם שלונסקי 

Today is our memorial day for the Holocaust victims.
In the memory of the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust. In the memory of the brave people who fought the Nazis.
We all should remember and never forget.

Monday, 16 April 2012

SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY GUEST DT 2

Good Morning Everyone,
Here is my 2nd project as Guest DT over at SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY. Let's hope this time you actually get to see it !!!!
The sponsor this time is SQUIGGLEFLY and I have chosen and image by Nate Owens called 'Cat Talk'.




First of all I 'paper pieced' the image with some ginger cat fur, but I didn't really like the effect so I coloured him digitally and have put him with elements from Fa Maura Designs 'Love for Cats' from the Digidesign Resort on his "nice side" and 3 Hearts Halloween Kit from Digital Scrap Cafe on his "naughty" side.
Here is the Sketch for this challenge and I hope you will come over and play :-D xxxx


Friday, 13 April 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 13

Good Morning Peeps - last week it was freebie Friday 12 and a half and this week is actually Friday 13th... SO.... being a creepy day, I give you a images in various degrees of creepiness. Feel free to take what you wish :-D xxxx
RAVEN

EYE SEE YOU



SPHYNX MOTH


ERIC




IMAGES REMOVED

SMEARED & SMUDGED FRIDAY 13th APRIL MEMBERS' BLOG HOP

Happy Friday 13th Peeps and Welcome to......
Photobucket

We have a really exciting and MaHussive BLOG HOP for you today courtesy of SMEARED & SMUDGED MEMBERS FORUM.... can you imagine 20 Peeps !! Woo Hoo The theme is WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF? Step outside your comfort zones and share your phobias!!  It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement to participate. I have used a skull from the Anatomy 101 Set.
Now, I have this big 'thing' about eyes, right ?  - you know, when people do that "see all the white bit" staring thing at you.??  Well, that just about makes me wet my pants, so that is my big No.1 phobia, and I also really would not like to be burnt to death !!!! Not that it's a 'phobia' as such, but I have dealt with a lot of them and I wouldn't want to end that way ! So - I made this little piece which has both my dislikes in it.  The eyeball was quite a struggle for me to do, but I got there. 



Here is your Blog Hop list and I hope you will go round and leave my fellow Members some LUV :-) 
Ike .....That's Me :-)
Thank you for stopping by :-D xxxx

Challenges I am entering:
Just Keep On Creating Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Recycle, Re-new, Re-Use (toilet paper + wire)
Forever Night - Freaky Friday 13th 

EARTH DAY

Welcome Peeps,
This week on SIMPLY CREATE TOO - we are celebrating  EARTH DAY which this year will be on 22nd APRIL. Earth Day is a day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.... but, personally, I don't think it's working at all !!! 
I have made this card to honour all the little critters and creatures that are constantly cleaning up and tidying our world, whilst WE... the so-called 'intelligent' ones (and I use the term lightly) spend our time messing it up and destroying things. !!! Go little Guys, and enjoy it when we are finally swept off this planet.



All papers and images are from Doodle Pantry.
 Please pop over to Simply Create Too and see what my fellow DTs have created for you :-)


Challenges I am entering:
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 22 



DELICIOUS DOODLES - LOTS OF LAYERS

Hello and Happy Friday,
Today over at DELICIOUS DOODLES our theme is 'Lots of Layers' - this is a fab chance for you to go mad with all your die cuts, textures, decoupage and stuff to make your creation pop out :-)  I have used 'Sexy Goth Girl' by DD and a selection of die cuts and material to add texture. The rose I made myself from a strip of silky material. 
 


I hope you will come over and join us and also see what my fabulous DT sistahs have got to show you.


Challenges I am entering:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 85 - Material Girl

Monday, 9 April 2012

MACABRE MONDAY HDHD128

Well Good Morning Monday Peeps,
I have a busy time for you this morning with 3 offerings for today.
My First is for Macabre Monday at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE.
This week we are doing an homage to the Great Alfred HITCHCOCK and you task is to create a dark, Gothic or Halloween based project which has been inspired by a film/story or quote from Hitchcock.
My creation is from.... can you guess.......????........................... well we will find out a bit later....
I have drawn 2 digi hands and coloured them digitally. I borrow some potato pikkies from the Web and used a rather nice tie as a frame, because that is sooooo relevant to the film.
Ooooh - and I stuck a real stick-pin through it when I'd printed it all out.... seee - up there in her clenched hand ???  :-D xxx




OK - the film was FRENZY.... a story about a serial killer who rapes and strangles women to death with his tie. After murdering the second woman in the film, he finds he has lost his lapel pin and realizes that she must have ripped it off when he was strangling her. He had hidden her body in a sack on the back of a potato lorry and has to go and retrieve his pin - breaking her fingers in order to do so coz Rigor Mortis has already set in !!!!. Makes your toes curl watching that bit !!!!
Anyhoo - I hope you will come over to HDH and see the delights my Minion Sistas have cooked up for you and to play along with us this week.
Thanks for looking :-D xxx

SMUDGY ANTICS MONDAY

OK now for part two - we have a dark and edgy 'Anything Goes' theme this week over at SMUDGY ANTICS - now you know that opens it right up for you. Easy Peasy.. Lemon Squeezy.... absolutely NO excuse not to join in right ?!! Remember though - in order to Win the prize or get in the Top 3 - you must have a Smeared Ink image somewhere on your project. Think Halloween/Gothic/Horror or just slightly dark if you can't go all out. This is not a "pretty,pretty" blogspot  so you are free to explore your darker side :-D 
Here is my creation for this week. I have used a Bat from the SI Little Bit Batty Set and I made a little chest out of a recycled box. The skellie hand is my own digi.
I told you NOT to open the box !!!!!!.............




Why not let your Dark Side out and come over and join us :-) . My fellow DT sisters have some awesome goodies to show you so maybe you can leave them a little love too xxxx


Challenges I am entering:
Creative Monday Challenge 5 - Anything but a Card
Wild Orchid Challenges Week 46 - Things With Wings
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Things With Wings

NEW DT AT NEW BLOGSPOT..........POISONED PEAS PLEASE :-D

Well, I did say I had 3 and it's all a bit on the dark and edgy side this morning isn't it ???
I was recently invited to join a brand new Team on a spankingly new dark side Blog POISONED PEAS PLEASE.
PoisonedPeas

I won the 1st Challenge there and got the most awesome Alice in Wonderland digi stamp set by Tracey Malnofski - who is our beloved leader and creator :-) I haven't used my stamp set yet but keep your eyes peeled :-)
This week is Challenge 2 and the Theme is ......  'Fool's Game'.
You can create anything you like provided it fits with the theme. In order to win a prize, you must be a Follower of PPP and you must leave a comment. You can enter twice... which is cool but you must link your blog/gallery entry to your actual Post and mention/link back to PPP :-)
This week our marvelous Sponsor is SMEARED INK and I have used 'Satyr' from their "Creature Feature" set. I have left him un-coloured but only used his top half. I then copied and flipped it to make a joker-type card. I have used my own digi drawing of a skellie hand, and my background papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs 


I do hope you will come over and check out the new DT and play along with us this week.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

HELLO WOLFIE :-D

Hello Peeps,
Happy Easter to those who are celebrating this week... mine here in Greece is next weekend. Kalo Pasxa !!
I couldn't resist joining in the Challenge over at FOREVER NIGHT coz they are doing Red Riding Hood and I recently drew some new digis on just that subject (available in my SHOP) :-D I have coloured Red and one of my Wolves digitally and used a background by Mystic Morning at Deviant Art. 

I must say, the trailer for the new film looks awesome. Can't wait to see that :-D xxx
Thanks for looking xxxx


Challenges I am entering:
Cards With Attitude Challenge 10 - Anything Goes...Oh, She's definitely got attitude :-D
Hotshot Craft Challenge 6 - Red 
FairyTale Challenge 38 - Anything Goes 
Delightful Challenges - Fantasy
Moving Along With The Times Challenge 143 - Va va Voom Sexy Men + Women

Friday, 6 April 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY 12 AND 1/2.... LoL

Hello and Happy Friday and welcome to Freebie Friday 12 and 1/2.... let's NOT do the unlucky number LoL 
I offer you a Bearded Collie..... I am sometimes at a loss as to what exactly to Post, so if anyone has a request - then fire away !!


IMAGE REMOVED TO STORE

Thursday, 5 April 2012

QUOTH THE RAVEN.... QUEST 7

Hello Peeps and welcome to Quest 7 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN but firstly, Congratulations go to our Winner of Quest 6.... Jane with her fantastic 3D scene :-D and also our Top 3 ....   Jacki, Yvonne and Susan.
Now this time, we are asking you to go pretty -  I guess -  with a tribute to one of POE's poems named.. TO HELEN. 'Tis but a short piece.....

Helen, thy beauty is to me 
Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
The weary, wayworn wanderer bore
To his own native shore

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece,
To the gandeur that was Rome.

Lo! in yon brilliant window niche,
How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand!
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
Are Holy Land !
Well, would you believe... I decided to go all pretty, pretty this week and here is what I came up with....

Papers are from Crafty Chaos, copy of the poem found on the Web, as was the lovely picture.   Poe wrote this poem in honour of Jane Stith Stanard, the mother of his childhood friend, Rob. Although Poe never explained why he changed Jane Stanard's name to Helen in the poem, one possible interpretation is that he intended to connect her to the famed Helen of Troy -   hence that was the feel I went with for my creation. 
Fabric and embellies from my stash.
I hope you will pop over and leave my Fellows some love and please join us for this Quest with a bit of beauty :-D

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY GUEST SPOT

Good Morning Peeps,
Today I am proud to say that I am Guest DT over at SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY for the month of April :-D Here is my first offering for Challenge 10...




The sponsors are Scrapbooking Unique and  Delicious Doodles, and my main image is called 'Kissing Butterflies'  and she is from DD. The DPs are from a scrap kit I had lying around and I added a little butterfly charm.
I am really getting into playing around with Sketches and I like it a lot !!! :-D  
I hope you will come over and play ? xxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 2 April 2012

MACABRE MONDAY AT HDH

Hello and welcome to another Macabre Monday over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE. This week we challenge you to HDH127 "Off With Their Heads"..... you are to create a dark, Gothic or Halloween type creation by removing the head from one or more images and placing it/them onto the body of another :-D Our sponsor this week if the fabulous Octopode Factory
I was lucky enough to have been given Witches Cat and Sugar Plum Fairy for my creation and I made a pocket card. I took a couple of shots so you can see it in it's entirety. I blagged a pikkie from the Web for my inside, and added some feathers and a Creepy Glowbugg Brain to decorate the front. Papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs




I had great fun with this, but it was a bit fiddly 'cos I layered some of the pieces up..  I hope you will pop over and see what the other Minions have created and play along with us too. :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering:
Art With No Boundaries Challenge 5 - The Eyes Have It (They got some BIG eyes )
Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge 39 - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Natural Materials .... More Feathers


MONDAY AGAIN !!

WoW - doesn't time fly.... here we are again at Monday !
Today over at SMUDGY ANTICS our theme is EGGS... well, Easter is creeping up although, we are a week later here in Greece, where it is on 15th. Our Challenge this week was to decorate an egg. I had some of those polystyrene ones - about the same size as a large chicken egg.  I painted my egg black to start. I made some flowers out of black lining material, which I put together in layers using a jewel brad and then blasted them with my heat gun to make them melty + curly (The brads didn't like it much... snort !!!) Anyways, I was quite pleased with the result. I printed out loads of little bats from the Smeared Ink 'Little Bit Batty' set and set them back to back, sandwiching some copper wire between, and glued them with hot glue. I poked them randomly into my egg. Then I made a sort of feather/bead/ribbon/chain thingy for the bottom.. and Voila !!! It was very hard to photograph properly because of the flowers being all black.



I do hope you will pop over at see the gorgeous creations my fellow Smudgy Sistahs have made for you and that you will play along with us this week. You can decorate an egg, or something egg shaped or have eggs on your projects :-D xxx

Challenges I am entering:
Crafting When We Can Challenges No.15 - Things With Wings
Gingerloft Challenge GL37 - Anything But a Card
Paper Sundaes Challenge 114 - Easter
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge 3 - Easter
The Crafty Pad Challenge 164 - It's EGGtastic
The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge 14 - Easter
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 42 - Easter
Paper Creations Ink - Natural Materials ... I got real Feathers  plucked from my Chikkins :-) (only joking)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Το ψητό της Κυριακής

Happy Sunday Everyone - I thought I would show you my garden this morning 'cos it's sooooo pretty and I have some new photos for my Friends over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE.... Sandra and The Girls on The Sunday Roast spot. My title too is The Sunday Roast but in Greek.... Το ψητό της Κυριακής.
Here you are Girls.... 'Da Boss' and some of his Ladies :-D xxxx


Here come the nosy ones.....
So, here's the garden......

More Chikkins ..........






Hope you enjoyed the view :-D xxxxx