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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, 27 May 2017

SCRIBBLES GDT POST #4

Good morning  Saturday Peeps,
Here I am with my 4th piece for my GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.

Here is my first piece using # 437 ARAMIS, DDD Sept Kit Freebie. Aramis was coloured using Copics and I then cut him out with my new Stitched Rectangle dies.





and here is a second creation using  GONE BUGGYSUNFLOWERS 3 . I printed the sunflowers twice to frame the froggy and used two colours of yellow card. The images were coloured with Promarkers.


I shall be back in later on with a few more bits and pieces.
Thank you for coming in today xxxx



Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

SCRIBBLES GDT EXTRA INSPIRATION PIECE

Good morning  Saturday Peeps,
Here I am with an extra inspiration piece for my GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.


I have made a card using BADGER on the outside with a silly animal pun, and CARRIE BIRTHDAY DIVA on the inside.  Sorry the pictures aren't that crisp..... I lost them in my computer crash and had to snag them back from the Scribbles GDT site :-(



Thanks for dropping in today :-D 



Friday, 19 May 2017

HERE KITTY KITTY - DAY #3

Hello Peeps. 
Here I am with my creation for Day 3 of the KITTY Challenge over at Lost Coast Portal of Creativity :-)
How could I resist  when it's all about kitties ????!

I found a really funny, but true  in my case,  poem by Richard Shaw and have used it for a Journal Page.  My sofa was a bit like this last night when I sat trying to watch the Darts final surrounded and sat upon by 9 cats !!! LoL

The kitty is from Lost Coast and the chair is clipart. The backing paper is " Paw Pattern " freebie from MEINLILAPARK.


Thank you for dropping in xxxx



Challenges I am entering:

Lost Coast Portal of Creativity - Here Kitty, Kitty 3 Day event   25/5



Thursday, 18 May 2017

HERE KITTY, KITTY DAY 2

Hello Peeps. 
Here I am with my creation for Day 2 of the KITTY Challenge over at Lost Coast Portal of Creativity , where they are having a 3 day Kitty Fest :-)
How could I resist ????!

I used one of my brand, spanking new " Party Hats Cats" rubber stamps from Lost Coast.

I coloured the actual stamp with markers where I wanted the colour and then stamped him.
I found a lovely cocktail paper over at MEINLILAPARK, so coloured my kitty to match the paper. Then I made a lemon wedge to put my sentiment on. :-)



Thank you for dropping by xxxx


Challenges I am entering:

Lost Coast Portal of Creativity - Here Kitty, Kitty 3 Day event   25/5



**** BRAND SPANKING NEW SHOP IS OPEN ****


Hello Peeps,
I haven't made much this last week as I have been slaving away here putting the images into my NEW SHOP. :-)
I now have INSTANT DOWNLOADS straight after you checkout - which is much better yes ?!!
I have got some of my DT to test it out and they say it is super fast :-D
I have a little more tweaking to do but at least everything has been moved over from the old place.
The other thing I can do is add Discount Vouchers and Flash Sales - which is awesome :-D I have go the Categories all down the left side AND there is a SEARCH box too - just go into whatever category you look for and then search for images :-D
Thanks for popping in and I hope you have time to go and have a looksee :-)



The old site will be there for a while but will then drop off.
If you have one of my Sidebar Badges, please feel free to update it with a new one here:


and here's a new SHOP LINK  

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

Thanks for popping in xx


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

MY LITTLE CROCHET DOG COMMISSIONS

Me for the last time today (I think) hahahaha

I finally finished a crochet commission for a Border Terrier. The actual bodies are really quick to make but it's the adding of all the floof that takes me days !!
I made a little Yorkie a while back so have added his pics too. It's the same basic body shape but just 'coiffed and fluffed' in a different way to make the  Border Terrier.
I think next time (if there is one LoL) I will make the Border's ears a little bigger.


The basic pattern is by PAM G here:  http://crochetparfait.blogspot.gr/2013/02/amigurumi-yorkie-tutorial.html







 The YORKIE





Thanks for popping in for a looksee today xxxxx




MY LATEST CARD COMMISSIONS

Me again,
I was asked on Sunday for a couple of 25th Anniversary Cards and here is what I did:



Flowers by SAMFLORA, assorted Marianne Dies and new lacy floral trim was a present from a chum :-) The Happy Anniversary was stamped using silver ink but it doesn't photograph easily !


Papers from my stash. I used my new Border Die I got from Fiki at her Shop - CRAFTY KITTY CAT SHOP
*  I ordered it from her Shop but she was very sneaky and told me it had sold out and then sent it to me as part of my Birthday present ! LoL  Isn't she wicked ?!!!  hee hee 

The flowers I made using a Sizzix - Susan's Garden Die Set ..Dahlia, and the trim is from my local Greek haberdashery.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back with my crochet dogs in just a mo'  :-D



Challenges I am entering:

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #179 - Anything Goes   25/5
UnstampaBelles Challenge #68 -  Layering & Borders   27/5
Use Your Stuff Challenge #264 - Metallics  (Silver card & papers)  21/5


KITTY FEST :-)

Hello Peeps and happy Hump Day ! It will soon be the weekend :-D
I was Blog hopping this morning and found a KITTY Challenge over at Lost Coast Portal of Creativity and they are having a 3 day Kitty Fest :-)
How could I resist ????!

I have some kitty images that a dear friend stamped up and sent me ages ago now, so I would love to win me these actual kitty stamps :-)  I covet the originals and have sometimes scanned them and then coloured them up cuz I don't want to use them all up !

I made some ATCs using a bit of 'overspill' paper from testing some new spray paints I bought last week. It looked so pretty that I cut it up and used it to make my backing papers. I laid them out to photograph in the order which my piece of patterned paper was :-)
The kitties were coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.
I added an little feather to the hat on the Party Cat, and some bits from new border strips my friend bought me for my birthday, as they were just the right colours.



Voila !!

Images used:

Tabby Cat - Carmen's Veranda
White Cat - Carmen's Veranda
Cracked Party Cat - Lost Coast Designs
Happy Cat - Lost Coast Designs

I shall be back in just a moment to show my latest card commissions and also some crochet dogs I have made. See you soon xxxxxx



Challenges I am entering:

Lost Coast Portal of Creativity - Here Kitty, Kitty 3 Day event

Saturday, 13 May 2017

SCRIBBLES GDT POST #3

Good morning  Saturday Peeps,
Here I am with my 3rd piece for my GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.




My first card uses using: #712 FOXY# 725 FOXY LOVEwith Decosse's  XOXO Paper, Ribbon Heart.  I coloured the foxes with Promarkers.









I shall be back in later on with a few more bits and pieces.
Thank you for coming in today xxxx


Challenges I am entering:


Thursday, 11 May 2017

FINALLY GETTING CREATIVE

Hello my Peeps,
This afternoon I decided to actually make something :-) Having been faffing around on my new computer for nearly a week, I am missing my crafting. !
I started off slowly with a little ATC. :-D

I have used 'BEANS' from the "Rescue Puppies" set from VERA LANE.
I am making it for their FaceBook Swap, which the theme is Black + White with a pop of colour.
I coloured the puppy with Spectrum Noir markers and used the Text from the set to make a background. I edged it with the same vibrant pink, which is my 'pop'. I fussy cut the puppy and stuck him on with foam pads. I filled his eyes with crystal glaze.




Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you like my new SHOP.
Much easier to navigate and it has INSTANT DOWNLOAD facilities so you get them as soon as you pay. YaY !!!  I have now worked out how to add Discount Codes, so you don't even have to wait to get your Prize digis :-D xxx



Challenges I am entering:

Vera Lane FB ATC Swap
Quirky Crafts Challenges  MAY - Songs  (Rescue Me by Aretha Franklin)  29/5




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

BIRTHDAY GOODIES

Hello Peeps,
I thought I would quickly pop in and show you some of the Birthday goodies I got from lovely crafting friends....





Thank you so very much for caring about me and thinking of me :-D xxx