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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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Monday, 26 March 2018

WINDY MONDAY

Hello All,
It's windy again here and a fair bit of the dreaded 'Red Dust' floating about :-(
Consequently, I am hiding in my craft room hahaha :-D
I decided to blow the cobwebs off my Silhouette CURIO this morning and made a Tag using a cutting file Bear from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN. I must admit that I made the bear pretty small and the machine grunged up the flowers and words. Maybe I don't have the settings right cuz I have a new blade in there but it just chewed the flowers up :-(
This sweet Bear comes with these great backing papers, so I used them all.
The flowers were made with a die cut and the ribbons are scraps from my stash.










I've got some other bits to Post later, so I'll be back.
Thanks for dropping in xx

Challenges I am entering:

Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC175 - Easter Palette  7/4
Cutie Pie Challenge #121 - Spring Cuties   2/4

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

HAPPY WEDNESDAY PEEPS

Hi All - here we are half way through yet another week and the end of March is looming. !  I don't know where the time goes :-)

Today I have a little Easter/Spring piece for you. I have used a recent Freebie digi I got from MISS RACH, which is called " Easter Basket Sheep "
For the background I have used papers from CAJOLINE - Easter Papers and followed a Sketch from SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY -  SSW2.
I  printed multiple sizes of the same image to make a Flock :-) I coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers. The corner flowers are from my local haberdashery shop.







 


Thanks for popping in to see me today :-D


Challenges I am entering:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday SSW2 - Sketch 132  29/3
Brown Sugar Challenge #276 - Easter    1/4

Sunday, 18 March 2018

SOME CARD COMMISSIONS

Me again,
Here's the two cards I made this week for a lady to send to Sweden.
Her daughter is horse mad and the other is for her son. I always think cards for men are difficult.... maybe it's because men don't really look/appreciate them and usually just chuck them away. :-( I find it difficult to get mega inspired about a bloke's card unless they are someone who has a particular hobby/theme that they are really into - then they appreciate it more :-)

I was trawling for manly card ideas and I came across one by KAREN DAY that I have CASE'd. I didn't have the same papers but I quite like my effort - even if it does look a bit like Pyjamas  hahaha






The second card is for her daughter who likes horses. I tried making one of those pop-out centres - it's a bit if a bug to get it to fold away smoothly AND in the right place LoL.



Here's a Mothers' Day card I was asked to make for a friend. I used bluetits picture for a background, die cut edge and lilac stamps. I coloured the stamp with Promarkers.



Challenges I am entering:


GOSH IT'S WINDY !

Hello Sunday Peeps,
Well - it's super windy here and they say we will be getting torrential rain..... again !!!  Then we are going to be hit BIG time with the red dust from the Sahara :-(   Needless to say I am not washing down my patios/house or cleaning the pool just yet !!! LoL

I am hiding down in my craft room today - even the Doggo wasn't keen on his walk this morning. We nearly got blown over a couple of times !

I have done a couple of card commissions this week and I decided to play with the latest LIMITED RUNS Progressive Challenge image image this morning.
I copied the Sketch from Sunday Stamps - Sketch Fun. The background papers are a set I got from PRETTY GRAFIK called "Spring Owls Papers". 
I printed a big chicken and then resized for smaller ones. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers to look like my own chickens who are English Light Sussex breed :-D



    

I'll be back in a mo' once I have sorted out the photos for the card commissions :-)
Thanks for dropping in. xx


Challenges I am entering:

Sunday Stamps Challenge #174:  Sketch Fun SSC174





Sunday, 11 March 2018

CAT ON A SHELF

Hello All and happy Sunday,
Here I am with my entry for the Progressive Challenge for March with Gerda Steiner.
The image this month is CAT ON A BOOKSHELF.

I have made a window scene  using a garden photo at the back, overlaid with a die cut to look like a fancy window. The curtains, fancy pelmet and wallpaper are made using papers from the IMAGINE THAT Valentine Fundraiser set.
I coloured the kitty and bookshelf using Spectrum Noir markers and raised him with foamies.






   

If you would like to play then pop over HERE:
  https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/join-us-for-marchs-challenge

Challenges I am entering:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC441   17/3   *** Sweet Selection Pick ***
Cut It Up Challenges #143 - Digi + Die Cuts   21/3

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

WOO HOO !!!.... I'VE BEEN FEATURED :-D

Hello everyone,
I have some exciting news..... IKEsART is being featured in the March/April THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR MAGAZINE, and the creations from my DT are fantastic. 
I drew 3 exclusive FREEBIE images that are available at TTCRD. 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.gr/…/through-craft-room-door-magazine…