Thursday 24 December 2015


Quiiiiiick..... he's nearly here !!!!

I wish you All a very wonderful Festive Season and may you find health, happiness and peace in 2016.
Thank you for all your support.

IKE xxx

Wednesday 23 December 2015


Hi Peeps,
Just nipping in quickly with my piece for the Challenge over at THREE MUSES which is " Mess up a Master " or  ALTER A MASTERPIECE.
I couldn't resist this one, so here is my version of Rodan's The Thinker :-)

Hahaha - that's all for now Folks xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Sunday 20 December 2015


Hello Peeps,

Well, you should see the mess my workbench is in. !!! I have bits and snippets all over the place... mostly to the right, which is where I 'shove' after I have cut. hahaha I think before long it will all be piling up against the wall, so I decided to make some last minute cards using the snippets up.
Here's my first one which is using snippets from MEINLILAPARK Snowflake papers, and some bits of the Bright Christmas ' pack from FAR FAR HILLS .
I added a glitter MC sentiment and a gold shiny snowflake. 
The main image is my little rescue pooch, Moishe, wearing his festive Chrimbo hat. I have had him almost a year now.

This card is for my friends who have his sister pup Mishka, so I thought she might like a photo of her Bruv  LoL.

Challenges I am entering:

Stamped Blessings ... Amusing Challenge
Eclectic Ellapu Challenges ... 1 or more Die cut
Left of Centre #109/110 - Bumper Christmas Challenge

Saturday 19 December 2015


Just dipping in again today Folks with my piece for the DeSTEMPELWINKEL Challenge #21.
It is still warm here but I decided to do a chilly, wintry day at the beach.
I have used "At The Beach " Rubber stamp set Plate #32.

I stamped the rolling waves stamp in grey several times across the sheet, masking off what I didn't want and then drew some of my neighbour islands on the horizon.
I coloured it all slightly with grey and ice blue pencils.
I then stamped out the pelican on the posts and some extra posts and a little seagull. I coloured these with Promarkers.
I stamped the  snowy tree ( b21735) up in the corner and then put some Stickles on the snowy bits.
My embellishment is some die cut fur sprigs and a gorgeous dragonfly from SAMFLORA. :-)

It's not as cold as this down on the beach yet but I expect it will look something like this come February :-D

Challenges I am entering:

DeStempelwinkel Challenge #21 - Animals/Birds.Fish


Well Peeps,
I am still toiling away at cards and have got a huge rush on to get the ones posted !! At least going from here TO the UK is so much quicker than coming !! 
Here is a special one for a good friend who loves Guinea Pigs. The image is from MISS RACH.

He was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and the background papers are from the 'Bright Christmas ' pack from FAR FAR HILLS. I added some Kindyglitz to his hat and a little snowflake embellie.

My second one is a commission card - the lady lives in Brighton and has 2 Yorkies, so it always has something to do with those things :-D

I used my cutting machine to cut out the window, the tree and the lights. I coloured things using Spectrum Noir pens and then added glitz and sparkles to the tree. The lights were finished with diamond glaze.

I am still finding extra things to do and now I feel I am coming down with something yukky - sweats, headache and muzzy head !!!!  :-(

Thanks for dropping in. :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Left of Centre #109/110 - Bumper Christmas Challenge 

Thursday 17 December 2015


Hi Peeps,

Here I am with my piece for this month's Quest #51 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. The theme is HO HO POE - MERRY CHRISTMAS and the Challenge is to make a festive piece but it must be somehow connected to EDGAR ALLAN POE.

I have used my images from IKEsART... LENORE and GOTHIC WINDOW and for the scene outside the window I have used a background from SMEARED INK.
I coloured my images with Promarkers and Lenore is fussy cut and popped up on foamies for 3D effect.
She is wearing her bestest Christmas frock, and even POE and the Raven are wearing their Chrimbo hats :-D 

You have until 6th JANUARY 2016 to play along, so I hope you can squeeze something in there :-)
To play along click HERE.

Challenges I am entering:

Scrap & Craft Challenge #16 - Anything Christmas
Left of Centre 109/110 - Bumper Christmas Challenge

Wednesday 16 December 2015


Hi Peeps,
Here I am with my piece for the new Challenge over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES and this time we are doing #36 -  BINGO. This is my last piece on the DT and I thank Sandy and her Team for having me with them for the last few months :-D xxxx

Here is the BINGO grid that we are playing with...

 Simply create a card or other kind of project using any 5 items listed below in a row--across, down or diagonally, it is up to you.  For example, you might choose to work with the items in the second row down--glitter, pearls, patterned paper, a sentiment and the colour red.  Or maybe you'll choose to use all the items in the last row down under the 'O"--No patterned paper, red, washi tape, blue and some gems.  Whichever row you choose, just please be sure to mention in your post the items you have chosen to use.
For my piece  I used  "Mr Wool 3", "Party Hat" and "Rudy"   and I went downwards on the row under the "B"......  String/Glitter/brads/Punch/Brown

I cut out multiple Rudy heads and threaded them onto some red string to make a banner.  I added some green and red brads in the corners. Mr Wool was coloured up with Promarkers. My background paper is a freebie from MEINLILAPARK and I also used some punch cut edging and shiny green glitter Washi Tape that was sent to me by a dear Friend :-)

Thank you for dropping in and I hope you will pop over and play along.

Challenges I am entering:  

Sunday 13 December 2015


Here I am popping in to show some more of my Chrimbo cards.

My first one is made with a FREEBIE from MISS RACH using a background freebie from MEILILAPARK and dies by Marianne Designs.

Here are two more cards using up some snippets and with more adorable Fat Fred images :-)

I made 2 more , but I can't show those because they are for a couple of my Bloggy friends and I don't want them to see them coz they will know straight away who they are for !!! hee hee xxxx

Bye for now.

Challenges I am entering:

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas + more than 1 die cut
Left of Centre 109/110 - Bumper Christmas Challenge


Hello happy Sunday peeps,
Here I am with what is my last creation as an OSAAT DT member. I shall be relinquishing my DT commitments after Christmas to focus on life and other schtuff. :-)

This time the Challenge is - 

This challenge will run for one month to give our DT a welcome break over the Christmas Festivities.

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the December image and papers prize pack. 

This time I asked to work with "FIRE SERVICES PACK "  by COOSTY CREATIONS at STITCHYBEAR STAMPS as I wanted to make a tribute card to all the Firemen and women out there as a Thank You for everything they do.

Fire Service Digital Stamp and Paper Pack

Here is my card. I made one of those zig zag cards and added some extra embellies.

Well - thank you for visiting and I hope you will come over to OSAAT to see what my Teamies have made for you to see and to play along with us :-D

IKE xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Saturday 12 December 2015


Hello Peeps,
I am so pleased that I won the QUEEN OF SNARK for the last Challenge at SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS, and I was invited to be a Guest DT for this Challenge - X is for XMAS.

I used an image from the Freebie cat sheet I got - 'Fat Cat Fred Christmas Images' - which I got from Practical Publishing Australia. To snag your own sheet just click HERE.

The background paper was a FREEBIE from MEINLILAPARK and I also used up some snippets of papers from last year and a bit of shiny ribbon.
The Fat Cat was coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you for dropping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Saturday 5 December 2015


Good morning Peeps,
I am starting to work my way through a big Chrimbo card order and here I am with the first one.

I have used background papers by Wild Rose Studio and my images are " TUBBY TUMPLYN's SANTA HAT " and  " OUT IN THE COUNTRY " (which was a Freebie in October) and both are by SPYDER .
I coloured them with Promarkers and I made the country scene into a frosty winter one by leaving all the ground white and then adding some Stickles and a white Pen-Touch pen for snow.
I mounted everything on red card and placed Teddy Tumplyn on foamies to give him pop.

SPYDER is sponsoring my first ever Challenge over at the Cat Lovers' Challenge Blog which you can find HERE.

Thank you for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

Thursday 3 December 2015


Hello lovely Peeps,
Sorry I am a bit late in posting the details of the 5 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY CANDY WINNER but better late than never. :-D
Here is Mr Random.org to sort us out...............

I had 30 lovely comments but Sarn at #4 didn't enter for the Candy.
So the WINNER is #15 CAZZY..... Congrats and please contact me to give me your snail mail details :-D

I also got to my 350 Followers goal - plus extras :-D - so I also offer this Prize to another lovely Peep who commented .........................

Congrats and please contact me to give me your snail mail details :-D

** I live in Greece and our DonkeyMail postal service can be a little slow, depending on where you live, so please have patience **

Thank you all so much for taking part and for following me in my Blogging exploits :-D


Wednesday 2 December 2015


Hi Peeps,
Here I am with my DT piece for the halfway reminder for SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGE #35 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours.
Top Scribbler receives $10 worth of digital images, winner's choice 
Top 3 receives $3 worth of digital images and our other Sponsor this time is........
Donating: 7 digital images, winners choice

Here is my creation -

I have used " ELFS BOOTS " by SCRIBBLES as my image and I have coloured them with Promarkers. All the  papers are snippets from my Chrimbo stash box and I used a Lea'bilities  ' Holly Leaves + Pine Branches ' n.45.9920 die cutter for my embellie. The button is from my stash and is threaded with some glitter thread.

OK - you have until 15th December 2015 to enter this Challenge so click HERE to pop over. :-D

Thanks for dropping in. xxxx

Challenges I am entering:


Hello Peeps,
I thought I would pop in and show you which Challenges I am Sponsoring today ...

My first is FOREVER DARK CHALLENGES #7 - Anything Goes but keep it Dark

forever dark 2

creative ladybirds creations

Challeng Blog Badge

Click on the Badges to go see the awesome creations and play along :-)

Monday 30 November 2015


This fortnight's challenge theme is

I worked with HOLLY GIRL - Digital stamp pack and papers  from COOSTY CREATIONS and I have coloured her with Promarkers.
I used papers from my Chrimbo box and cut some circles  and corners with die cuts. I also used a snippet of snowflake vellum.

Dies used:  Marianne Design CR1331   LR0281 

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the December image and papers prize pack. 

I hope you will pop in and see what my crafting sisters have made to inspire you and to play along with us :-D

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #338
Quirky Crafts Challenge #24 - Merry Quirky Christmas
Beccy's Place Challenge - A Month of Holiday Cards

Saturday 28 November 2015


Hello Faithful Peeps,

I am here to celebrate my 5 year Blog-Aversary :-) I am almost up to 350 Followers too - which is awesome. !!
It seems not that long ago that I took my first tentative steps into BlogLand and now look at me - 5 years on, several DT positions, got my own Digital image Store and running my own Challenge Blogs :-D
I have met so many lovely people here in cyber space and I really enjoy finding out what everyone is doing, learning new stuff and taking part in Challenges.
So to celebrate and give back to you what you give to me - I shall offer you this selection of Blog Candy.

Oki Doki. if you'd like a chance to go in the Draw for this package, you must be a Follower on my little Bloggy here (please don't just follow and then drop off after the Draw coz I hate that !!!) AND leave me a little bitty comment down below here, and I will enter all the names for Mr Random Thingy to pick on 30TH NOVEMBER 2015.

 If we get to hit over 350 Followers by then too, I may well throw in some extra Goodies :-D (No pressure there then hahahaha LoL ). Please feel free to Post a pickie on your sidebars too if you so desire :-D

Thank you for being out there for me and with me :-D

IKE xxx

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Hello Saturday Peeps,
Well - it's absolutely peeing down here today and I got soaked to the skin when I took Dog up the mountain this morning. I think it just waited until I got up there and the Heavens opened. Dog actually legged it back and went into hiding under the car  - I guess he doesn't like rain ?!!! hahaha

Anyhoo - I am here to show a card I made this afternoon using some messy stuff - texture paste and alcohol inks and sprays :-D

I used a die cut as a stencil and the background is the silver foil lid from a take-away carton, which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
I added some machine cut snowflakes and the main image is  Angel Statue from the " Ancient Cemetery "  Plate 56  by  DESTEMPELWINKEL.  I did her in blue ink twice and cut out the second image of the angel minus the wings to decoupage up for 3D pop. The sentiment circle I got today from Bross Artful Designs. I then stitched my card onto some blue Chrimbo paper and then mounted everything onto a white card.
So, now I have managed to get the inks and stuff off my fingers and I am a happy bunny :-)

My card was inspired by the Christmas Angel Song which I found on YouTube.... it's just gorgeous and you can listen to it HERE 

Thank you for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

Destempelwinkel Challenge #20 - Winter/Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge #158 - Inspired by a Christmas Song 
Aliciabel Challenge #12 - Stitching Real or Faux
Daring Cardmakers' Challenge - Something Stencilled
That Craft Place - Anything Mixed Media

Friday 27 November 2015


Hi Peeps,
Just popping in to tell you we are nearly there for the 1st Challenge over on the CAT LOVERS' CHALLENGE BLOG and there is another FREEBIE for you to play along with and you can snag your Blog Badge now too.
I am lining up some fabulous Sponsors for the 2016 Challenges, so let's hope this becomes a hit :-D  Click HERE to go there.

The 1st Challenge will go live on TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2015 so see all you kitty lovers there :-D xxxxxxxx

****  Don't forget the Blogaversary CANDY either................ just scroll up to the TOP POST to enter :-D   Entry finishes at Midnight on  30th November and I will do the Draw on 1st December 2015. ****

Here is a little ATC that I made using my new Kitty dies.
He sits on a dictionary page with words all about Cats. The sentiment stamp comes with the Die Set. This is from Marianne Designs.

I used little snippets of card for the kitty and sentiment tag and I added some Stickles to his bell for a bit of glitz :-D

Thank you for dropping in.

Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday 24 November 2015


Hi Peeps,

I am so pleased with my latest set of cutting dies ............  they make KITTIES :-D ......  and I am going cat crazy at this end cutting them out in different colours :-)
The cool thing is - depending on which angle to stick on the heads or tails and how far apart to stick the eyes, you can give them all sorts of different character and emotions :-D

Here's a little guy that I have done to look like one of my many kitties, and he is feeling a bit like Christmas.

I have embossed the background with a Cuttlebug Christmas Tree folder and then used the de-bossed side. I added a strip of shiny red tape and a Christmas doodad and there he is :-D

This fabulous create-a-kitty die set is from the Marianne Designs "Collectables " range (COL1353) .

Don't forget about the brand new CAT LOVER'S CHALLENGE coming to a screen near you on 1st DECEMBER 2015. You can find some info and join up as a Follower HERE. Keep your eyes open for a spanking new FREEBIE about to arrive there ready for the first Challenge :-D xxxx

Thanks for dropping in :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Saturday 21 November 2015

Hmmmm - DOMINO ART ?!!

I'm in again this afternoon with my first ever attempt at DOMINO ART and I must admit that I found it quite intimidating. !!
A lovely friend gave me some dominoes a while back so I thought I would have a go at the Challenge.

I started by covering the domino with some shiny Christmasy green Washi Tape, that was set to me by a crafting buddy :-D
Then I added a red ribbon with a merry Christmas peel off. The little snowflakes are from Bemiss-Jason (in craft shops) and are called Iridescent Snow. They are shiny white on one side and iridescent on the other, so I switched them around a bit. 

In the centre I added a Cricut Santa + Reindeers and covered it with Stickles and I put two more snowflakes in the centre. I even gave Rudolph at the front a teeny red nose :-D

I definitely found this a bit daunting, but if you really want to see an expert at altering Dominos then pop over and visit Leigh S-B, Sharpie Domino Queen on her blog HERE.

Challenges I am entering:

Domino Art Challenge #17 - Winter Wonderland


Hi Peeps,
I hope you are having a great crafting weekend so far :-)
This is my card using a brand new image from FAERY INK which is called " Twins" and they had a special promotion with a discount on the image and a set of clothes digis to dress them up in. I just couldn't resist these little cuties. 

I coloured my twins using Spectrum Noir pens and then I paper pieced their clothes using  Pink & Blue Snow papers from MEINLILA PARK.
I cut the twins out and then placed them on a background, which came from a card kit by Crafty Gals at Paper Creator.

Challenges I am entering:

Faery Ink Facebook Challenge - Baby Dress Up   *** WINNER ***
The Alphabet Challenge - T for Tis The Season  AND Twins of course :-)
Fairy Tale Challenge #131 - Christmas without Red or Green
Colouring Crazy Challenge Wk 47 - Christmas Colour Palette