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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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Friday, 16 November 2018

A BIT OF WINTER FUN

Hello Peeps,
I am starting to think about getting some Chrimbo cards done and whilst browsing the Blog Challenges, I came across the latest SCRIBBLES CHALLENGE #71 - REINDEER GAMES and it just gave me an idea.
Now, I LUV me some Scribbles and I am especially fond of the Wool family - so how could I not resist dressing them up for the occasion hahaha.
I have used Mr Wool Smiley , Woolley Chorus Line and the Freebie Rudy for my card.
They all look very jolly dressed as Reindeer, but I don't think that Rudy is very impressed LoL :-D


Scribbles are giving RUDY away as a Freebie for you to play along with if you like :-)
You can find more great SCRIBBLES Designs HERE.

I am just finishing photos of my latest commissions, so I will pop back in again later.
Thank you for Following and for taking time to leave a comment xx

Challenges I am entering:

Scribbles Challenge #71 - Reindeer Games    14/12
My Time To Craft Challenge #384 - Let It Snow   26/11
Polkadoodles Challenge #46 - Winter Blues   24/11

Thursday, 15 November 2018

IS IT THE REAL LIFE - IS IT JUST FANTASY ?????

Good morning Peeps,
So - I have finally finished painting my Roof so hopefully that will be it for another 6 years :-D I am a bit stiff now with my arthritis and have a few blisters, but at least I finished before this windy snap came and before the rains :-D 
I was inspired to make something for the new SoSS Challenge which is all about Fantasty. 
Now, I don't know if you know this but I have 23 cats in and around my house and just 1 poor solitary Doggo (unless I am fostering another LoL) so I think he feels a little outnumbered.

I got this Freebie doggo last month from ALL DRESSED UP and he reminds me a bit of my lad. I coloured him up and then made him a fantasy thought bubble which uses a picture from TLC Creations ( I think)  called 1890 Cat Lady hahahaha
The backing paper and frame are both from MEINLILAPARK.

I'm not saying my dog is happy with his fantasy but I am sure he never expected his rescued life to be exactly like this - or maybe he did eh ??? LoL

Thank you for popping in and I hope you have a great day.

Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #122 -  F for Fantasy  18/11

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

A CARD COMMISSION

Hello Peeps,
I was asked to make a card with 'handbags & shoes etc', so I went searching for some suitable Papers as I don't have much 'girlie' schtuff.
I came across an excellent Etsi Shop:  FROU FROU CRAFTS where I found exactly what I wanted in this gorgeous paper set. The papers come in A4 and also 12" x 12" :-D In my excitement, I didn't think to get the Clip Art Set that comes with it, but I might just treat myself later :-D


I decided to make one of those Box Cards but I did it big - and the whole thing measures 9" x 9", so I had to make an envelope to go with it hahaha.
I cut out some of the flowers from one of the papers to put on the panels and I made a sentiment Tag by enlarging part of another paper :-D



I have a couple more orders that I am working on just now, so I will be back to show you later :-)

Thank you for popping in xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Pinspirational Challenge # 228 - I chose to follow the colours  22/11
TTCRD Week 13 Nov  - AG         22/11
Crafting With Attitude Challenge #45 - AG November    27/11
Crafty Addicts Challenge #54 - Make it Girly     27/11


Sunday, 11 November 2018

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM



They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.


RIP Dad and THANK YOU xxxxx


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Τα σύννεφα θα φέρουν βροχή.

Τα σύννεφα θα φέρουν βροχή, αλλά θα είμαι ο ήλιος σου.

In my bestest Greek  I have written this as meaning " The clouds will bring rain, but I will be your sunshine".
I have made a wee card to cheer a little Friend of mine :-D

I got this lovely little clear stamp set as a gift from my Friend FIKI from BAD KITTYS CRAFT ROOM. The stamps are small and I usually make big cards, so I must admit that I sat and stared at this set for a long while.
However - FIKI is really very good at making cloud backgrounds on her cards, so I thought I would have a go at that ! Not as good as hers but they came out OK. LoL

I used a die cut for the houses and added some lights in their windows. Obviously not everyone is home yet and the house on the far left in a newly built Greek house that hasn't had any doors or windows put in yet :-D

I stamped and coloured the animals and elements and then fussy-cut them. The raindrops are covered with sticky back plastic to make them 'wet look'.



I don't know who the maker of the little stamp set is as it came with no labels.
** Fiki tells me this is called ' Raining Cats & Dogs ' by HERO ARTS ** 


Just to let you know - I still have wonderful sunshine here and it was 23 degrees today when I went down to the Town :-D

Thank you for popping in and for Following me xxxxx




Challenges I am entering:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #379 - Raining Cats & Dogs   13/11


Friday, 2 November 2018

SOME CARD COMMISSIONS

Hello Peeps and happy November :-)
I am getting back into Blogging my stuff again having finished 31 Days of Halloween LoL
Today I have a couple of card commissions.
The first is for a guy who likes mountain climbing and my friend wanted him with a laptop LoL
I used a clip art mountain background and water coloured a guy with a laptop. I superimposed the Windows logo onto his screen. Some of the mountains were printed twice and fussy cut and put on with 3D foamies for depth. I always add a little mountain goat to his cards :-D Finally I added some glitter on the snow.


This one is for her grand daughter who is into the darker side of things, so thought she would like this one. 
I have used ' The Queen of Hearts ' by THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, (they don't appear to be trading now)
I used some red background and tore it, then laced it together with some cord. The paper underneath was spattered with some red ink.  Then I made a doily using parchment paper which I hand drew the pattern onto with parchment craft tools. The teeny flowers were from my stash. 


I have a new Challenge just started over on my IKEsART FaceBook Fan Page and there is a new image for this month - Scared Kitty...........


Don't forget to keep your pets safe this Fireworks Night !!

Thank you for popping in today. xxx









Wednesday, 31 October 2018

GIVIN' SOME CAT-ITUDE

Hello Peeps,
I have actually broken out some rubber stamps today although I don't use them often because I am allergic to rubber and also can't stand the smell LoL

Here is my 2nd piece using stamps from LOST COAST DESIGNS.
I have some new kitties in my house and this definitely illustrates one of them's CAT-itude. hahaha

Is it a Black Hole or a new fangled Cat Flap ????  Well - it's MEOW-loween so who can say bwahahahaha




I hope everyone has a Safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN xxxx


Challenges I am entering:


Lost Coast Challenge #63 - Cats & Dogs   1/11




PARTY CAT IN A HAT

Hello Peeps,
I have actually broken out some rubber stamps today although I don't use them often because I am allergic to rubber and also can't stand the smell LoL

I have used my brand new PARTY HAT CATS set by LOST COAST DESIGNS , that I won as a prize.
These are very detailed stamps and to tell the truth, I'm not really sure what to do with them hahahaha

Since it is Autumn and I'm just about pumpkin-ed out, I decided to go for a Fall leafy creation and made a Tag with some cut-out leaves. The background is stenciled and the I added the stamped and fussy cut kitty. 









Well - just a quick post from me today.
I hope everyone has a Safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN xxxx


Challenges I am entering:

Lost Coast Challenge #63 - Cats & Dogs   1/11



31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - DAY 31

Hello  Scary Peeps,
I am here today with my creation for DAY 31 of the 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP . We are finally at the very special day and I have managed to Blog and Comment all the way through :-D  Yay me !!

Today I have a couple of pieces to show you.... one spooky cute and 2 spooky creepy ones , so if you don't want to see the creepy ones then don't scroll all the way down  Bwahahahaha

My first are a pair of teeny cross stitch characters I have made and I called the The Katensteinz LoL  
They just about fit onto ATC cards :-)
Then I realized I cut the boy out completely wrong...... he should have more space above him not below  so I had to make a teeny label  - Now they don't look so good together !!! Duh  :-(



So now - if you don't want to view the scary one , 
then  Click on this Badge now  to go to the Hop


I hope you will pop over  and see all the final gorgeous creations that everyone has made :-D   I would like to thank our gracious Hostess - LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON for hosting this event again and for all her tremendous hard work xxxx

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And now.... I give you a super scary Tilda image with added skellie tearing out of her  which was drawn by me. Just to show an example of how you can 'scarify' even a cute image. 
She's got cute little pumpkin hair ties and her Halloween treat bag ready for the candy :-)  
I added a bit of blood spatter. I think her Inner Demon has had a bit too much candy if you ask me !!!

My sentiment says ... " I stopped fighting my inner demons... We're on the same side now "  :-D 




Here's another look at the card I did with my my Freebie from IkesArt Progressive FaceBook Challenge - " DEATH 2 ".
For " DEATH 2 ", I coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers and then set him against IKEsART - " Flower Square " background, which I left deliberately uncoloured. I gave him some lovely eyes and a bit of red lippy just to take the edge off hahahaha  :-D 


Bye now - and thank you for all your lovely comments on my 31 DOH creations. xxx







Tuesday, 30 October 2018

HAPPY MAIL DAY

Hello Peeps,
I am popping in to show you some marvelous things I got today in the HappyMail :-D

I won a Prize over at BORQNA's Blog, but I got soooooo much more in the parcel and a gorgeous card too :-D




and I got this fabulous card from SALL THE CRAFTY BAKER.


THANK YOU very much Dear Friends xxxxxx



31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - DAY 30

Hello Peeps,
I am here today with my creation for DAY 30 of the 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP .

Halloween is drawing ever closer and today I  have the  Back Inside Cover Page to show you.
I have used a FREE paper from MEINLILAPARK. There are loads of Freebies there :-D 
I have also used a lovely glittery pumpkin fold-over that a dear friend sent me with some chocolate in, and I have slipped a little baggie of Halloween ephemera in there ( I ate the chocco LoL ).



So, my album is finished now. I made ribbon closures because I couldn't get the darn magnets to work and I don't think they would have been strong enough anyway ! Here's another look at the front ;






Click on this Badge to go to the Hop



I hope you will pop over and hop along with us. You can be creepy or cutesie - whatever rolls your pumpkin :-D  
ONLY 1 MORE DAY  !!   xxxxx


Challenges I am entering:

SoSS Challenge #121 - S is for Skulls  (Album cover)




Monday, 29 October 2018

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - DAY 29

Hello Peeps,
I am here today with my creation for DAY 29 of the 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP .

Halloween is drawing ever closer and today I  have the Front Inside Cover Page to show you.
I have used a paper from PATACAKES PAGES  Free page and added a little decorated Halloween ticket.



I couldn't make my magnet closures work and Velcro would probably tear the pages, so I have gone with a simply ribbon tie closure.
I've got all the back cover panels cut and just waiting for it all to dry, so I can show you the final page tomorrow :-D

Click on this Badge to go to the Hop


I hope you will pop over and hop along with us. You can be creepy or cutesie - whatever rolls your pumpkin :-D  xxxxx




Sunday, 28 October 2018

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - DAY 28

Hello Peeps,
I am here today with my creation for DAY 28 of the 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP .

Halloween is drawing ever closer and today I  have Page 18 - the final internal page of my Album to show you.  I have used papers and bats by Smeared Ink (no longer trading) and have covered my bats with some KindyGlitz. The glittered BOO sticker is set on some curled florist wire so it 'waggles' :-D


So - all I have to do now is cover the inside of the book covers and I have something special for the inside back cover :-)
The bloomin' magnets that I bought to make a closure for this only seem to be 'one-way' magnets - if you know what I mean - so they don't actually stick together !!!! Not sure how I am going to overcome this - I might have to try and insert a thin metal shim into one cover to get the magnet to stick to it :-( Anyhoo - I am sure I will think of something to keep the folder shut.

I was going to put a really scary page at the end, but someone might want me to send them this Album and I didn't want to put them off  LoL :-D

Click on this Badge to go to the Hop


I hope you will pop over and hop along with us. You can be creepy or cutesie - whatever rolls your pumpkin :-D  xxxxx








OH MY - HOW SAD IS THIS ??? :-(


I have just been reading about this poor Doggo and it made me so sad thought I would share this around..



Poor Bailey desperately needs help and there is a special Digital Stamp on sale to help raise funds for him. 





Tina has also set up a Paypal Donations Account in Baileys name if you would like to help with a one time donation of any size you can do so HERE

I haven't coloured up my Bailey yet but I will do it soon. I might make some cards for an Animal Charity :-)