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

Sunday, 23 April 2017

A TOUCH OF THE BLUES

Good morning,
The other day I was messing around with different techniques to make backing papers and I tried Stamping with Bleach. I used some heavy blue card and a Stampin Up flower stamp. Not too bad but I pressed a bit hard I think !
So, I used a bit of this as backing for my entry to the SASAYAKI GLITTER Progressive Challenge April. You can find it HERE on FaceBook.
I decided to go with Monochrome blues for this piece..



The flower is from SAMFLORA and I added some leaf trim from my local store. I cut her out with my new Stitched Rectangle dies.
I am quite pleased with it except I think now that she looks a little dead !!!!

I'm off now to try some fake wood effect paper and some bubble wrap printing, so I'll let you know how I get on with those.
Thanks for popping in :-) xx


Challenges I am entering:



Saturday, 22 April 2017

ANIMAL PUNS POCKET LETTER

Hi there Peeps,
Continuing in silly mood... I have prepared this POCKET LETTER made with various images and very silly animal Puns :-D



Here's a shot of all the individual ATC cards that go inside the PL.

 Map page from my diary, 
free Alpaca ClipArt

MISS RACH: Iguana, 
Freebie paper: FAR, FAR HILLS

MY SCRAP CHICK: Koala Cutting File, 
my own made Diploma backing

ANDY BAUER: Elephant - CDAC Freebie


SCRIBBLES DESIGNS: Bubbles The Fish,
MEINLILAPARK: Freebie Fish paper

MISS RACH: Otter,
Freebie Paper : MIGGINS 

MEINLILAPARK: Owl Backing Paper,
Owl Treat Box front (unknown)

FROM THE HEART STAMPS: Laughing Giraffe
Freebie paper: FAR, FAR HILLS

SCRIBBLES DESIGNS: FOXY PEEPER
Freebie Paper: EYEINSPIRE

I am going to make a laminated version of the Koala-fications one and send it to my mate in Oz. She can take it with her on job interviews  hahahaha :-D

Thanks for hopping in :-)  Huggies xxxx


SCRIBBLES GDT POST #2

Good morning  Saturday Peeps,
Here I am with my 2nd piece for my GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.

I have been having a silly 5 minutes at least once a day for a week or so now, and this card idea just came to me in one of those 'moments'.

I made it using  
  
DDD Rainy Day Papers

#F 08  Acorn Freebie

This is one of those double Bendy cards, and the images were coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.

I have been making some other SCRIBBLES pieces which I shall pop in during the week and show you :-D xx


Thanks for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting With Friends Challenge #41 - AG    28/4
Simply Papercraft #45 - AG   28/4
Colour My Heart Colour Dare #240 -  No automatic alt text available.  28/4


Friday, 21 April 2017

HAVING A LITTLE CHORTLE :-)

Well - there's always one isn't there... you know, the happy, skippy sod that turns up when virtually everything else is all doom and gloom, and they're like " skippaddy doo da fol de rol ", and you're like "Oh, for f*** sake, give it a rest !"

**(note to self: erm - well, that is usually me !) 
The little Greek lady who owns the kiosk in my local square laughs when she sees me coming and shouts out  " Ay - Καλή Μέρα Opra " , and has a big smile on her face !  I used to think ' Er - why is she calling Oprah (as in Winfrey I thought) until I realised that she meant 'Opera' as in the singing shows, coz I am always smiling and singing as I walk along :-D hahahaha

Anyways - I got this very silly idea when I was making my creation for the Progressive Challenge at the BLOOBEL Stamps FaceBook Group April event.
I got this crazy flower called 'Carey Carnation' to work with this month and I have teamed him with 'Leaping Frog' (whose face just says it all really). They were coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and are set in a very drab, gloomy garden, which was produced in my graphics programme.


So, that's my little chortle for today - what about yours ??
Thanks for popping in xxxx



Challenges I am entering:

Quick Quotes Challenge #74 - Flowers   25/4


Sunday, 16 April 2017

YAY !! GO LEIGH....

Hi there Peeps,

I have popped in to tell you that a great artist Friend of mine is opening up her own SHOP.




LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON is a fabulous artist and has just put her first digi into her brand new Etsy Shop -  Whimsical Steampunk Easter Bunny


He will be at a special price until 16th April and other images will be added every few days and she says she may well venture into Rubber Stamps in the future which would be sooooo exciting too  :-D

Leigh also has a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE  started up which is HERE. :-D

See you later Peeps xxxxxxxxxxxxx



Sunday, 9 April 2017

YAY - I'M A GDT

Good morning Peeps,
I am here to tell you that I got a  3 month GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.


I shall be making a couple of projects a month during April, May and June.
Here is my first using a variety of Bunny and Easter images. I made a Pocket Letter and this is about the 4th one I have made I think. I really enjoy doing them because you can use so many images :-)  A very kind crafting buddy sent me some of the plastic sheets to put them in so I am well pleased :-)



I made my own background using watercolour paper and inks and then stamped with flowers :-)
The Washi tape was sent to me by a crafting buddy.
All the images were coloured with Spectrum Noir  markers.

The current Challenge at Scribbles, #51 - Birds of a Feather has about 1 week to go, so you still have time to go play.
I shall be back in a couple of weeks with my next SCRIBBLES creation :-D

Thanks for popping in.


Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of A Challenge #191 - Furry Friends       15/4
Crafty Friends Challenge # 55 - Animals or Birds   22/4
My Time To Craft Challenge #343- No Designer Papers  22/4





Wednesday, 5 April 2017

LOOK WHO I AM SPONSORING

Hello Peeps,
Just flying in to tell you I am Sponsoring the latest challenge over at I LOVE PROMARKERS.... #332 EMBOSSING.


The DT have done some awesome work with my images - maybe you will pop over and see and play along :-D
Thanks for dropping by xxxx





Tuesday, 4 April 2017

THIS MONTH's KITTY CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,
I am here to show you this week's creation I made for my SHOW US YOUR PUSSIES - CATS ONLY CHALLENGE #17.
This is an Anything Goes challenge with the added option this time of Easter.
You can use any images you like but your card's main feature must be a CAT.

There are lots of FREE images for you there and I have used the Freebie for this month........ ' Easter CatBunny '.  
He is wearing fake ears and teeth,  and has stuck his own ears down with Cellotape hahahaha


I coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers and followed the latest sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout. The papers are all Freebies for March from Papercraft Magazine.

I'd love you to come and play with your kitty creations HERE.
It is a monthly Challenge so you have bags of time. xx



Friday, 31 March 2017

THINGS HAPPEN......

Helloooooo Friday Peeps,

I hope you are all well and maybe even getting some good weather ?

I was sitting here colouring something for a challenge when a really, really silly idea came into my head. !!! 
Now - I don't know how old you are, but I remember years ago that in magazines and in the Tube Stations, there were adverts for Badedas Bath liquid/salts, and they always had those images like you get on the front of a Mills & Boon novel and the caption was..... " Things Happen After A Badedas Bath "... you know - trying to make you think this handsome hero comes in through your window just cuz you've had a bloomin' bath !!! LoL  Here's a couple I found...


  

Annnnywaaaays..... I decided to use the image I was colouring up for my own version of this schmaltzy advert, so here it is.....





I wanted to get another hit in over at the Sisterhood so obviously I had to make a snarky/naughty comment on there. In your mind you have to pronounce it properly right ???!   hee hee  :-D

Image is a digital stamp from QKR STAMPEDE called ' Bath Bear', with some added balloons. She is coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and has KindyGlitz on her bubbles. 
I added a jewelled crown. Obviously her Bad-ass bath turned her into a queen hahahaha :-D


Right - well I am off now to see what's going on upstairs..... I am fostering a Rescue puppy - who I have named OSKAR - and he is up there with my Moishe getting up to who knows what and it's nearly their tea time anyhow. 
I will try and snag a photo of him to put on here later :-)  

Challenges I am entering:

QKR Stampede Challenge #237 - AG + Up, Up, & Away   7/4  *** Winner ***

Saturday, 25 March 2017

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ELLADA :-)

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO GREECE

This holiday is Greece's National Day and is always celebrated on 25 March.


In 1821, the Greeks rose up against the Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for almost 400 years, leading to the war of independence. Greece's Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older festival - the Feast of the Annunciation.


Here is a piece of MailArt I have made to celebrate.
The photo of the envelope has been added on as I couldn't get them both to sit nicely for the camera LoL


For my card I used Sybilla Delphica rubber stamp from De-Stempelwinkel. I coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers. I used a page from a Greek newspaper for my backing and added some olives which I fussy cut. My envelope is also made from newspaper. I edged with ink and stamped on the Sybilla.
*  Sibylla Delphica,  was a Priestess of Apollo *



Thanks for popping in xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Creative Artists Challenge #24 - AG Mixed Media  28/3
Scrap & Craft Challenge #1 - Celebrations  31/3







HAPPY MAIL :-)

Hello Peeps,
I have popped in to show you my happy mail I just got. It's a super POCKET LETTER with lots of really cool bits and bobs in the back.
It has come from a super crafting buddy - SUSAN who has a great Blog called " Calling All Crafters ". She's doing a personal project to produce an ATC a day for 365 days - so cool - and she's up to Day 84. They are fabulous - you really should go over and have a peep at them. 
I got a couple that I had admired in my PL so I am well pleased, and she used some of my own digi images :-D . Here's some pics ....



Thank you very much Susan - I love it :-D xxxxx

I might be back later. I am having a bit of crafting now. I was gardening yesterday and this morning, so all my joints are waaaay painfull now and my fingers look like sausages, so going to be taking it a bit easy today !!





Thursday, 23 March 2017

SPRING IS COMING

Hello Peeps,
It's gorgeous here today and maybe Spring is coming after all.
I was inspired to do a card in lovely fresh colours and I used my new-ish Die and Emboss set - from Marianne .... the honeycomb one DF3404.
The image is called  'Bee Fido Puppy ' by SANDRA CALDWELL.  I did him to look like a Dalmation :-)



I used a bit of bee backing paper and some flower buttons from my stash, which I tied on with pale yellow teeny string :-) I used my tiny letter stamps to put HAP-BEE using the cut out pieces from the die and I also used the die as a stencil for the lower part of the card.

Thanks for buzzing by :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Sandra Caldwell FaceBook Challenge - Bee Silly    26/3
Aud Sentiments Challenge #176- Anything But a birthday
Crafty Chicks Challenge #343 - Punches or Dies





Sunday, 19 March 2017

HAPPY SUNDAY

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a bit of a crafty Sunday ? :-)
I've just popped in with this little piece today cuz I have a crochet commission to do, so I am going to go upstairs and finish that in a moment.



My background is some watercolour paper from where I was messing about with rainbows the other day.
The image is from SASAYAKI GLITTER and is called 'Flower Ant'.
I coloured the images with Spectrum Noir markers on heavier weight paper and was much more pleased with the blending although a bit disappointed about the 'bleed out' on the left-hand side of the pot :-(

Thanks for dropping in xx



Challenges I am entering:






Saturday, 18 March 2017

JOURNAL JOTTING

I decided to play with some more SCRIBBLES, since I had got the folder open and came across a sweet BunnyChick and some bunnies and got this very silly idea....................




I covered my journal page is some teeny Easter egg paper and edged it with lime green ink. Then I used some stamps by La Blanche at the corners and bottom edge, using dark green ink. The stamps are NBUS that were sent to me by a crafting friend and I really like these :-)

The images are all by SCRIBBLES DESIGNS :
Hoppy 4
Hoppy 5
Joppy 6
Long Leg Easter Chicklet

All the images were coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.

Sorry I made a bit of a hash trying to mask off the right-hand page :-(

Thanks for popping in. I am off to feed cats/dog etc now :-) xxx


Challenges I am entering:

Art Journal Journey March - Out & About  31/3
Scribbles Designs Challenge #51 - Birds of a Feather  31/3





WASH MY MOUTH OUT :-)

Hello again,

I am here with my offering to the Sisters of Snark, so you must expect that I have a teensy naughty word on here as usual.................. mind you, it is only one word and it's not as bad as my last offering ok ?

I have chosen to colour up my QUEEN OF HEARTS digi - available at IKEsART, and I have used a Freebie paper and tag from MEINLILAPARK, which is just perfect for her.... crisp and clean... as opposed to her potty mouth  hahahaha :-D



I am going to have a play with my Art Journal this afternoon, so I might be back again later :-D   Thanks for popping in xxxx


Challenges I am entering:



CHALLENGE PLAY

Hello Saturday Peeps,

I am having a little play at some Challenges today.
My first card is a bit of a late St Pat's Day piece. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir markers and made a paper pieced body with Good Luck wording in a Celtic font.
The border is made with stamped shamrocks which I then cut out and stuck individually.




My second one has a paper pieced sofa and then I coloured and printed the puppy twice, fussy cut him and mounted with foamies to make him pop out.




I shall be back later with something else :-)




Challenges I am entering:


Sending Pawprints Challenge #4 - Animal Thank You Cards

Scribbles Designs Challenge #51 - Birds of a Feather
Alphabet Challenge -  A for Anything With Wings  31/3
Cut It Up Challenge #117 - Think Green  24/3
Aloha Friday Challenges #90 - Living Things With Wings