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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