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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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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

X RATED XMAS 2

Hello Peeps.... Warning !!! Look no further if you don't like gore !!!!  :-D

I have whipped up another offering for the X Rated Xmas challenge and a dark Creepmas challenge or two LoL
I chose to illustrate that well known song...... " Last Christmas, I gave you my heart "....  using one of my own ex-Smeared Ink digital images, which is called - spookily enough - ' I give you my Heart'  bwaahahahaha

So here it is...... don't look if you're squeamish............  





.......  I warned you :-D

Background paper is from TLC CREATIONS and Label is from FAR FAR HILLS - I altered the colours scheme in a graphics programme.

I would like to enter into these Challenges:

SoSS Challenge #74   - X Rated Xmas    *** Princess Winner ***
Dream In Darkness - December Challenge   9/1   ***** WINNER *****


Sunday, 11 December 2016

X RATED XMAS

Hello Peeps,
Having seen the latest Challenge at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, I couldn't resist joining in with a 'naughty' X rated Xmas piece.
I have used one of my own images here called  " BAD SANTA " coupled with papers from one of this month's Free sets from FAR FAR HILLS, called " Vintage Christmas 3 ".






I seem to have lost my day today... it's just flown past !!!

Thank you for popping in and I hope you are having a fabbo crafty Sunday. :-)

Hugz
IKE xxx


Challenges I am entering:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #192 - AG  + twist - Holiday Happiness   1.1
Come & Get It Challenges - Christmas          31.12
Crafting When We Can Challenge #134 - Christmas      7.1




Saturday, 10 December 2016

I'M SPONSORING THE NEW PAWPRINTS CHALLENGE

Hello Saturday Peeps,
I am delighted to say that I am sponsoring the brand new   PAWPRINTS CHALLENGE #1 started by Karen Howard. Here's  part of Karen's Mission  Statement...

" Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank thank you pet themed, handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write thank you messages to foster parents, donors and volunteers. 

Animal shelters and rescue groups send hundreds of thank you cards to foster parents, donors and volunteers each month. Sending Paw Prints mission is to donate enough blank thank you pet themed handmade cards to animal shelters and rescue groups so they no longer need to purchase them and are able to send a heartfelt thank you message with a personal handcrafted card. "


I have made a couple of cards which are displayed on the Challenge #1 Blog,  and there will creations from some of my IWC DT spread throughout the month.
Here is one I have made to show here on my personal Blog.
I stamped the crazy dogs and coloured them with Derwent Academy watercolour pencils. They are fussy cut and popped up with foamies.
I used a Freebie pawprint background paper from 'Animal House', which can be found HERE.


The dog set is from KATZELKRAFT, and I have the Cat set too :-)


My 2nd card uses Freebie background papers from ' The Cottage Market'  and comes in 20 beautiful colorways. Lots of gorgeous freebie papers to download HERE. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the Thank You  and pawprint medalion, and a Grumpy Cat image for inside.





The Pawprints Challenge is open for a month until 11 January 2017 so you have lots of time to pop over and play along.

Thanks for dropping by xxxx





Friday, 9 December 2016

KRIMBO KITTY

Hello Peeps - long time no speak !! :-D

I have been working away at this end making cards for orders and not really getting much time for anything else. I haven't even sent my own cards yet ! Everything will be late anyways as we have another lot of strikes in Athens, so no boats, no supplies etc. etc. so all our post will be late coming in and going out.... again !!!!! I actually went into the supermarket yesterday and there was NO meat !  First time I have ever seen that :-(

Anyhoo - I snagged a great Krimbo kitty freebie - "MEOWY CHRISTMAS " - in my newsletter from THE EAST WIND and have coloured him up in non-traditional colours. I found a lovely packet in my stash which is from Papermania - it's called ' Contemporary Christmas ' and is all lilac and grey :-)




I will show you some of my card orders a bit later - probably at the weekend, when I have a bit more time !

******  p.s.  I have a mystery...... I received this package that was posted from NORTH CHARLESTON, USA at the end of October and it contains Halloween goodies but as you see, it has been torn open at the top left corner and the sender's details are not all there. There is no name inside and I don't know who to thank !!!    ******



Thank you for popping in xxx

Challenges I am entering;

The East Wind Challenge #68      **** DT Favourite ****   


Sunday, 20 November 2016

WELL LOOKEE HERE...

Crikey.... it's me popping in on my own Blog... shock, horror !!! hahahahaha
I have been uber busy with other stuff and my Challenge Blogs so I am afraid my personal one has been a wee bit neglected. :-(
I have come to show the latest PL/ATC kits that I have made for the November Swap at YOUR PAPER PANTRY. The theme this time is Winter/Christmas, as ever hosted by the lovely Linda Lapotka.
I decided to go with reindeer and this is what my kits look like when made up.
Obviously each recipient can make them up however they want :-)
I was inspired by the brand new Freebie from MEINLILAPARK, which was the super reindeer background :-D  :-D 




I got the Chrimbo tape from my local sewing shop the other day. It's not a ribbon, it's like that fabric tape stuff that you use around edges, but it's cool :-)

Must whizz off now as have got new drawings and schtuff to finish :-D
Thanks for popping in.



Challenges I am entering:

Challenge up your Life #54 - Santa's Helpers (well that's definitely Rudolph right ?!!)    23.11.16





Tuesday, 1 November 2016

WINNER, WINNER - CHIKKIN DINNER


Good morning Peeps and here I am to announce the WINNER of the  " KITTEN KRISTMAS " ... NATIONAL CAT DAY GIVEAWAY.

Chosen by Random.org the WINNER is...............................................................



Please contact IKE to claim your Prize.  
You have 1 week to claim or then I will do a re-draw.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

WORLD CAT DAY + CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016 - LAST DAY + GIVEAWAY


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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

Hello Everyone and HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY  :-)
Welcome to the last day of the CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016.
I hope you have all had fun hopping along and enjoying the Games. I would like to say a huuuuge THANK YOU to JANIS over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN for hosting this amazing Hop again. :-D 

To celebrate both events, I have drawn a special set of kitties today called  "  KITTEN KRISTMAS " and I am going to give this away as a Prize today to one lucky participant.


To have a chance at winning, just slip your name in the LINKY below.... you don't need a Blog.... and I hope I have chosen the right type of Linky. We'll see if there are any problems !!! LoL
The Linky will stay open until midnight on MEOWLOWEEN  - 31st OCT 2016, and then I will do a random draw to find the Winner :-)

***  You don't need a Blog to enter - just stick your NAME in there *****

Thank you very much for visiting and I wish you Happy Cat Day and a great crafting weekend.

Hugz
IKE xxxxx




Friday, 28 October 2016

CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP 2016 - DAY 5


Meow-llo ...  and welcome  to DAY  5 of the CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016. I am one of the Sponsors again this year and I  have given a Prize to JANIS to use..... a brand new set of 5 Christmas Cats digital stamps that I called " FLEAZ NAVIDAD ".

Today is DAY 5 and if you pop over and link up, you will be in with a chance to win this image:



This one is called " WAITING FOR SANTA ".  and could be your very own if you go see what the game is today from JANIS.

Today I made a Meowloween box card. All the sweet kittlings have been drawn by my dear friend FIKI and I was very lucky that she gave me a set :-D :-D
I have coloured them with Derwent Inktense pencils and Spectrum Noir markers and stuck then to strips of acetate to make them 'float' in the box. I altered the balloons on the little guy at the top so they looked like pumpkin balloons.
On the sides of the box I have used my Meowloween digi.
The box design was a free print and cut download from CHOUX CHOUX PAPER ART





I hope you will go and play in the Hop - there's lots of lovely prizes and fun games :-) 

Thanks for popping in and I will see you later :-D xxxx


Oh ... don't think I am being rude and ignoring everyone.... I shall be doing my own Blog Hopping round to you all on Saturday when I have lots of time to have a good browse :-D  xxxxx

Challenges I am entering:





Thursday, 27 October 2016

CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016 - DAY 4


Hi there and welcome  to DAY  4 of the CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016. I am one of the Sponsors again this year and I  have given a Prize to JANIS to use..... a brand new set of 5 Christmas Cats digital stamps that I called " FLEAZ NAVIDAD ".
Today is DAY 4 and if you pop over and link up, you will be in with a chance to win this image:

This one is called "Ai Haz Mizzeltowz".  and could be your very own if you go see what the game is today from JANIS.



Today I made a little card using a kitty that I printed 4 times and fussy cut to make him into a decoupage. I stitched a scrapette of material to my cardstock and then glued him on. I even decorated the inside of the envelop :-D 
Before sticking the kitty down I made 2 holes and threaded some ribbon through with a hanging 'hello kitty' charm :-)
I am sorry but I can't remember just now who this kitty is from - I will check through my system and come back to update it later :-(


I hope you will go and play in the Hop - there's lots of lovely prizes and fun games :-) 

Thanks for popping in and I will see you later :-D xxxx


Oh ... don't think I am being rude and ignoring everyone.... I shall be doing my own Blog Hopping round to you all on Saturday when I have lots of time to have a good browse :-D  xxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016 - DAY 3



Hi there and welcome  to DAY 3 of the CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016. I am one of the Sponsors again this year and I  have given a Prize to JANIS to use..... a brand new set of 5 Christmas Cats digital stamps that I called " FLEAZ NAVIDAD ".
Today is DAY 3 and if you pop over and link up, you will be in with a chance to win this image:



This one is called " CAROL CATS "  and could be your very own if you go see what the game is today from JANIS.

Today I made a little card using a kitty made with a cutting file on my Silhouette cutting machine, an unknown rubber stamp that I received in a gift packet, and some snippets of paper left over plus 1 extra stamped flower I found lurking on my desk.


I hope you will go and play in the Hop - there's lots of lovely prizes and fun games :-) 

Thanks for popping in and I will see you later :-D xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016 - DAY 2


Hi there and welcome.
I am here to tell you that I am a proud Sponsor of this year's CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP and I  have given a Prize to JANIS to use..... a brand new set of 5 Christmas Cats digital stamps that I called " FLEAZ NAVIDAD ".
Today is DAY 2 and if you pop over and link up, you will be in with a chance to win this image:

This one is called " I LUV MY TEDDY "  could be your very own if you go see what the game is today from JANIS.

Thanks for popping in and I will see you later :-D xxxx




CAT LOVERS BLOG HOP 2016 - DAY 1

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html

Welcome to  DAY 1 
2016 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!
How to participate in the 2016 CAT LOVERS HOP:
To get all the details of how to participate, then please go visit Janis HERE.

This week there will be lots of Prizes being given away throughout the Hop, so don't forget to keep hopping back each day. I am Sponsoring again this year and I have created a special set of Christmas Cat digis to be given as a Prize.  :-D

Here is my project for today...



I used my Silhouette die cutting machine, one of my own digital images for the haunted house, a stamped bat from Smeared Ink and a rubber stamp cat from All Night Media Cats Collection.

I have designed a new set of Christmas Cat digis especially for Janis to give away as a Prize and here is the one you could win for DAY 1 of the HOP.....

from the collection called  " FLEAS NAVIDAD "  Set of 5 ....


So - all you have to do is create a project which is about CATS. Then you pop over to Janis at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN and enter you project at the linky :-) 

So.....On your claws. Get set.  Gooooooooooooooooooo!!!  





Wednesday, 5 October 2016

LOOK WHO I AM SPONSORING

Hi Peeps,
Look who I am sponsoring this month.............



Welcome everyone!  Are you ready for the October Challenge? We are so happy to bring in fall with a brand new challenge sponsored by Ike's Art.  Our contest is Anything goes and if you use an image from our sponsor, you will get an additional entry into the prize draw.

Monday, 26 September 2016

SOME MORE WORK.... CUTESY ALERT !!!

Hello Peeps,
Here we are at the start of another week and nearly at the end of September !! Where does the time go ????
I have been beavering away recently making another load of card commissions and here is the first one I would like to show you.

This is another bow card - which have become really popular here on my little Greek island since I made the first one a couple of months ago !!!
Many thanks go to  SANDRA STRIJLAND   for designing the awesome PDF template for this fabulous design. I just can't stop making them. It takes me about 4 hours if I do all the stitch work and stuff, and make a box but I do love this design.



Now, those of you who know me........ don't faint with shock that I actually own a Tilda stamp !!!!! YES - it's true :-D  I have a couple of them hiding away in a dark corner of the 'cutesy' dungeon hahahaha :-D
This card is for a 1st birthday and the proud parents call her their 'Little Princess' so I thought this card would be deserving of a Princess Tilda. I coloured her with Promarkers. I used papers from my scrapbooking box and cut out some butterflies to which I then added glitter. I stitched all the DPs onto the base cards using my sewing machine. I must admit that this time she wasn't very happy about it, but then I have made about 10 of these puppies during August and Sept, so she's worked hard. !!! 
The little no.1 balloon is actually pink miri card but that obviously doesn't photograph well due to the reflective surface, but I can assure you it is a vibrant fuchsia pink :-D

I will show you the others I did over this week when I get my photographs organised :-)

Thanks for popping in.


Challenges I am entering:

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Sept - Lace or Ribbon   30/9




Thursday, 15 September 2016

I'M BACK AGAIN !!

Good morning Peeps and I hope you are all well. I am back again after having some surprise visitors for a couple of days and I have really had such a wonderful time. People I haven't seen for about 28 years !!!!! :-D
So - feeling bright and chipper this morning, I was browsing the Challenges and was inspired to create....... so I made this.........





It's one of those 'Slider', 'Roller', 'Spinner' thingies.... whatever you call it - I can't remember LoL

The image is from The East Wind as I was inspired to join their latest Challenge.
When I saw the Blog title I got a certain song in my head -  which will probably be with me all day - but I sung out loud to it whilst creating this card Hahahaha :-D
I think he's listed as a Rat, but hey - it's my card right ?!! LoL
He does actually roll along but you obviously can't photograph the movement :-) I coloured him with Spectrum Noir pens and Derwent pencils.
I used lots of snippets from my cuttings box to make the card and a couple os little Greek coins.

Thanks for popping in. I will be back again at the weekend to publish some of my latest card commission creations but I have to get the images off my camera first. ! This new computer system that I have doesn't do it the way I'm used to so it takes me a bit of fiddling about !!!


*excerpt from "'Twas the night before Christmas" by Clement C Moore 1822*



Challenges I am entering:

The East Wind Challenge #63 - I Like to Move It, Move It   **Designers Fave**
Snippet's Playground Week #246    18/9    *** Highlighted ***
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sew What  (faux stitching)   27/9
Crafting By Designs Challenges - Stitch in Time  (faux stitching)  20/9
A Snowflakes Choice Challenge #28 -  AG Christmas     20/9
CuttleBug Mania Challenge - Die Cuts       20/9
PINspirational Challenge #174          26/9    **** TOP 3 ****
   

Sunday, 4 September 2016

HELLO SUNDAY PEEPS :-)

Good morning Everyone,
I have been away from my Blog because I had my lovely Daughter and her family here for a holiday, so spent lots of time in the pool and messing around with my Grandsons :-D Both she and my SiL had some chillaxing time and everyone got a super tan :-D

I then had a big card order to do, which I will post pikkies of a bit later.

This morning I was playing with the latest FB freebie image from Angie Addison.... a cute chubby little plane and I put it together with a freebie FLAMINGO I got from Little Scraps of Heaven. I used the flamingo twice, flipped one and cut off and re-positioned his head to make him look up :-)



I coloured all the planes using various flags of the world. The background is an image of flamingos on a lake in Africa, where they flock in their trillions at certain times of the year !!!   
I also used a freebie vintage flamingo image. The LSoH flamingos were pre-coloured and they also came with a cutting file and some super background papers. You can find them HERE.

If you want to snag Angie's plane then pop over to her FaceBook Page HERE and join in :-)

Well - I hope you had a giggle and now I am off to finish my card order.

See you later and thanks for dropping in :-) xxx



Challenges I am entering:

Broken Fairy Challenge #10 - AG + Twist - Things with Wings  16/9
My Time To Craft Challenge #328 - Something That Flies  9/9
Deep Ocean Challenge #136 - Things With Wings  6/9