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 :-)

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

A LITTLE BIT OF GREEK WORD PLAY

Hi again Peeps,
I am here with my entry for the GERDA STEINER January Progressive Challenge.
I bought this cute little Panda to play along with. If you play this month, then you get an image to play along next month for FREE.  This one is called " Panda In Love ".


Anyways... my word play is that in GREEK the word pronounced Panda ...... spelt  πάντα means always, forever, so I made my little sentiment card to read  " Σ'αγαπω  Panda "  ( I love you always/forever) because he is a Panda  LoL.

I coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers and cut him out using a stitched rectangle die.
The background papers are from the Freebie kit ' Your Heart is My Target' by LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN.


So there we are :-)
Thanks for popping in.


Challenges I am entering:


BRRRRRRR -NO WONDER IT'S CHILLY !

Hey Guys,
Well - the old wind has finally swung round from the North here and it's definitely dropped a few degrees. 
We don't usually get snow right down here but they do in Northern Greece.  We've still got lovely sunshine during the day, so it's not all bad and then Spring will be here end of next month-ish  LoL

Anyhoo...... here's an awesome photo I found from space......... my island is by the red arrow.......... and I think it's a bit chilly all around.  :-D


Monday, 29 January 2018

SOME CARD COMMISSIONS

Hello again,
Here are my latest card commissions. Some of them I am having to make smaller because our postal rates have really gone up a lot so some people only want small cards....... bit difficult for me sometimes as I like to put lots of layers and stuff but hey-ho  :-)

This one is made using a Bow Template from SANDRA's SCRAP SHOP I tend to hand cut mine now as I can't be bothered to get out the CURIO.  I have made cardboard templates of all the pieces so I can cut round them :-)



This little guy was made using a die cut and cutting him out of corrugated card. The background was using scraps from my 'bits box'.


This one is a fold out 3D window card. I used a colouring page image for the Princess and added glitter and snowflakes.


I used a new die for the background of this one. I can't remember who the little ballerina image is from  TIDDLY INKS - Tiny Dancer freebie.   I coloured her with Copics, and made some die cut flowers.


Here's another bow card with flowers from SAMFLORA.


This one uses Binary paper for the background, a clip art computer geek and I cut out a tiny keyboard to embellish, with the letters for Happy Birthday coloured in red.


Challenges I am entering:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #10 - AG with a critter   1/2
Crafters Cafe Challenge #188 - Lots of Bling    29/1    ** Scribbles WINNER *
HLS  January Challenge - AG With Dies  31/1
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #338 - Birthdays   30/1

Thank you for popping in to see me. xxxxx



Sunday, 28 January 2018

A LITTLE BIT OF JOURNAL PLAY

Well hellooooeee :-)
I hope you are managing to squeeze a bit of crafting into your weekend ?

Today I have a journal page I've been messing with. I always struggle with journals.... I sit looking at the blank pages and struggling to fill them with something. :-(
I messed around with some Tim Holtz inks and a couple of stencils and then used a LOST COAST DESIGNS stamp - " Mucha with Pillow ".
This stamp is a lot smaller than I wanted, so I stamped her then scanned and re-sized and then printed it onto my required sheet. I coloured bits of her with Copics.
I printed the quotation in Photodraw and cut it out and added a tea bag wrapper.


I still do too much 'hmming' and 'arrring' trying to do Journal pages. I quite like what I ended up with but I could never say that it flows freely !! :-)

Thanks for popping in. I have some card commission pictures to show you a bit later xxxx

Challenges I am entering:
Lost Coast Designs Challenge #45 - I am Woman

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP January 19-23, 2018 - DAY 5


Alas and alack !! Fie, with sadness we doth find ourselves at ye brink of  ye abyss with ye finale day of the POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP as 'twas hosted by ye fair goddess of darkness -  Leigh, of LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS.

With infinite sorrow, and much wailing, I gift thee my humble offerings on this saddest of days....

Aforefront - a 3D contruction which doth show ye awful plight of ye poer Black Cat.
 His master doth poketh out his eye and then murdur his wife and bricketh her within a dark and desolate chamber in ye olde basement of his dwelling. Unbeknownst to him, he hath entombed ye aforesaid feline also within ye tomb. However, it doth wreak it's revenge.......
Should thee hath courage to readeth such tale, then clicketh thee HENCE.


Image: " POE CAT "  by IKEsART, multiple layers of 3D fussy cutting.
Bricks and  frame made from cardboard pieces, coloured and covered with sand . Whiskers made with fishing line. :-)


A mixed media  Fat Book Swap page using rubber stamps from SMEARED INK and pieces from my 'bits' box.




A mobile made using ' Quoth The Raven' rubber stamp set by SMEARED INK plus additional Raven images.


and lastly - 'tis a piece with some humor lest thou leaveth me having succumbed to faintness of heart and mind :-)


Should thou wishest to imbibe thy mind with ye myriad workings of The Master then hie thee HENCE.

I thank thee with much gratitude and tugging of forelock for thine divine presence here at my humble abode and am forever enriched by thy kind words of succour.


Dost thou not craveth further optical delights ????     Then I beggeth thee to Hop-eth​ forthwith - there to view ye other visions. :-D

Monday, 22 January 2018

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP January 19-23, 2018 - DAY 4



Hi  POE-Peeps and welcome to DAY 4 of the POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP as hosted by the wonderful Leigh of LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS.

I have made 5 new pieces to show you - one each day, but I will also be including some of my previous POE inspired projects to inspire you along :-D

For today, I have made a criss-cross card totally in black and white and using various Raven images. :-)


Here is a piece I made for last year's Hop. I used a spider web embossing folder for the background and my POE Arch again. A red celtic cross cut out, Raven stamp from SMEARED INK, a POE cigarette card and a little tombstone made from Filo.



This one was made for a Fat Book Page Swap. I used wet, mushed kitchen paper for the background, some gauze and a selection of POE stamps also by SMEARED INK from the 'QUOTH THE RAVEN" rubber stamp set. Also a selection of kitty stamps and paws.



POE BLOG HOP PRIZES

                                        LEIGH is giving away 2 prizes:
a Blogger Prize and also you can win a Prize for leaving a Comment.

A Blogger Prize will be awarded randomly to one blog playing and a Commentor Prize will be awarded randomly to one visitor.
 To qualify for the prizes EVERYONE, including the bloggers, must comment on ALL projects shared in the hop!

Each prize is one LeighSBDesigns digi of your choice.
PLUS, if you use one of my new Poe digis your entry will count as 2!


Thank you for visiting. I hope you will enjoy your Hop round the other participants  xxx



Sunday, 21 January 2018

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP January 19-23, 2018 - DAY 3


Hi  POE-Peeps and welcome to DAY 3 of the POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP as hosted by the wonderful Leigh of LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS.

I have made 5 new pieces to show you - one each day, but I will also be including some of my previous POE inspired projects to inspire you along :-D

For today, I have a Digital Scrapbook Page using 2 of the brand NEW images from LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS :  " ODE TO POE " and " RAVEN " .
I have absolutely tons of digi scrapbooking kits on my computer but I hardly get around to using them 





Here is a previous piece - a sort of sculpture I guess, using various wood pieces and hand made flowers on a creepy hand made Hand  hahahaha
I purloined one of my chicken's feathers for the quill in the ink pot :-)
The main POE image is a rubber stamp from the much loved SMEARED INK ( sadly no longer trading).



POE BLOG HOP PRIZES

LEIGH is giving away 2 prizes:
a Blogger Prize and also you can win a Prize for leaving a Comment.

A Blogger Prize will be awarded randomly to one blog playing and a Commentor Prize will be awarded randomly to one visitor.
 To qualify for the prizes EVERYONE, including the bloggers, must comment on ALL projects shared in the hop!

Each prize is one LeighSBDesigns digi of your choice.
PLUS, if you use one of my new Poe digis your entry will count as 2!


Thank you for visiting. I hope you will enjoy your Hop round the other participants  xxx

Saturday, 20 January 2018

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP January 19-23, 2018 - DAY 2



Hi Peeps and welcome to DAY 2 of the POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP as hosted by the wonderful Leigh of LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS.

I have made 5 new pieces to show you - one each day, but I will also be including some of my previous POE inspired projects to inspire you along :-D

For today, I have a Journal Page using one of the brand NEW images from LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS :  " ODE TO POE " .

The main image is from my Shop - IKEsART. She is called " ANNABEL LEE #2 " from my POE collection.



                         ANNABEL LEE #2               

Firstly I made a background using an old print of a sepulchre and underneath I have typed the poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan POE, and splashed with a little blood - of course LoL :-D
Merged into the background also is ODE TO POE by Leigh :-)
I coloured digitally in Photoshop, then printed and cut her out for my page. 

POE BLOG HOP PRIZES

LEIGH is giving away 2 prizes:
a Blogger Prize and also you can win a Prize for leaving a Comment.

A Blogger Prize will be awarded randomly to one blog playing and a Commentor Prize will be awarded randomly to one visitor.
 To qualify for the prizes EVERYONE, including the bloggers, must comment on ALL projects shared in the hop!

Each prize is one LeighSBDesigns digi of your choice.
PLUS, if you use one of my new Poe digis your entry will count as 2!

Here is a previous creation... a Mixed Media canvas I made for a friend.  I used kitchen paper, string, mesh, paper flowers + leaves, and some real feathers donated by my chickens :-)  The Raven is about 8 layers of intricate fussy cutting :-)
I don't usually do a lot of MM cuz it scares me to death hahahaha :-) 



The Raven was using in the same manner and then subjected to a dunk in my ' Melting Pot ' to make an earring........ just one for effect - yes ? !!



Thank you for visiting. I hope you will enjoy your Hop round the other participants  xxx

Friday, 19 January 2018

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP January 19-23, 2018 - DAY 1


Hi Peeps and welcome to DAY 1 of the POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP as hosted by the wonderful Leigh of LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS.

I have made 5 new pieces to show you - one each day, but I will also be including some of my previous POE inspired projects to inspire you along :-D

For today, I have a piece using some brand NEW images from LEIGH SNAITH-BRUNTON DESIGNS :  " ODE TO POE "  and " RAVEN " .

                              

Firstly I made a sort of shadow box using  " GOTHIC ARCH " from my Poe collection at IKEsART. The background is a freebie I gave out  a while back which has Ravens.  I coloured POE with Promarkers and then fussy cut him and added him the the background with 3D foamies. The Raven head was also fussy cut and 'feathered' and added to the frame. Then I tarted it up with some white silk leaves and hand made roses.





POE BLOG HOP PRIZES

LEIGH is giving away 2 prizes:
a Blogger Prize and also you can win a Prize for leaving a Comment.

A Blogger Prize will be awarded randomly to one blog playing and a Commentor Prize will be awarded randomly to one visitor.
 To qualify for the prizes EVERYONE, including the bloggers, must comment on ALL projects shared in the hop!

Each prize is one LeighSBDesigns digi of your choice.
PLUS, if you use one of my new Poe digis your entry will count as 2!



Sunday, 14 January 2018

IT's COMING VERY SOOOOOON :-D


A BIT OF CARD MAKING :-)

Well helloooo again,
I have been busy making some card commissions this week and then I had time to create a card with a new image to enter some Challenges. This sweet little Ellie is  from DRAGON's LAIR DESIGNS and is my entry for their colouring challenge on FB.


The elephant background paper is a freebie from the wonderful MEINLILAPARK and I changed the colours to green to go with my ellie.
Sorry I seem to have miss cropped this photo somehow :-(


I still have some commissions to make so I am off to do that now.
Thanks for popping in.

Challenges I am entering;


Thursday, 11 January 2018

HI EVERYONE

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
I have returned from my UK trip and am now getting myself back into gear :-D
I have decided to try not to neglect my little personal Blog so much so here is my first card make for 2018.
I have used the Kangaroo from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN. He comes from the "AN OUTBACK CHRISTMAS Set" but I didn't cut out the Chrimbo hat because this card is for a Birthday.




I actually printed it out onto white card and coloured it with Promarkers and then cut the pieces by hand (only because I was too lazy to get out my Curio and sort out different colours of card LoL)



The background is a printed mining map of Oz because the recipient works in the mines.  
I have used my new Alphabet Die Cuts to do the name.  :-D
This card was a commission order.

Thank you for popping in. xxx



Challenges I am entering:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge#512 - Something New     17/1
Seize The Birthday Challenges - AG Birthday    17/1