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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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Sunday, 16 June 2019

SNARKY, SNARKY - M is For.......

Hello Peeps,
Well, I have to tell you that I laughed out loud when I visited THE SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS latest Challenge #137 -  is for MENOPAUSE! :-D   Now that I've been through it and out the other side I can bl**dy laugh !!!!!

The DT creations are brilliant and it sent my mind buzzing with ideas, so here are my entries to the Challenge.











I hope you are having a great crafty weekend and THANK YOU for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:



Wednesday, 12 June 2019

SUCH A LOT OF GOODIES :-)

Hello Peeps,
WoW !!  I was so lucky to be a winner in part of MIA's 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway  at CRAFTARTISTA . :-D
My that sweet girl is sooooo generous..................  look at the huge parcel of goodies I got:


I got so many wonderful goodies AND some sweeties..... which are not in the photo cuz I ate those already  hahaha :-D

THANK YOU so much Mia and Congratulations on your 2 year Blogaversary :-D




Tuesday, 4 June 2019

ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS DT PIECE - JUNE

Hello Peeps,
Here I am with my DT piece for ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS Challenge #216, which I am Sponsoring this month as IKEsART.

I have used ' Japanese Lady' from my JAPAN World Tour Set for this card. She is also available as a stand alone image and pre-coloured.

I have 'paper pieced ' her clothing and used Promarkers and some digi colouring for the rest.



We are an Anything Goes Challenge so I hope you will come over and see the other DT creations and play along with us :-)

Challenges I am entering:

The Paper Shelter Challenge #385 - Flower Power   4/6




Monday, 3 June 2019

ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS DT PIECE #4

Good morning Peeps,
OMGoodness..... I am here to post my piece for the  Challenge at ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS for May is #215 - ANYTHING GOES, and we are sponsored this month by COLOUR OF LOVE.

Colour of Love

Now I know you might be thinking that I've got all my months wrong but I haven't. !!  This post was scheduled to go up at the beginning of May when this Challenge started and I did not notice that it hadn't :-( My Blog is a bit neglected lately as I have such a lot going on in my life this end, and don't seem to find the time/energy to give to it. I found that it hadn't 'posted' when I went to prepare June's post !!  :-(  :-(

Anyhoo - here is the piece I made using  ' Cliff The Stork '. I coloured him using Spectrum Noir markers. The papers are from my stash. I poked holes around the edge and used some glittery thread to sew in Blanket Stitch around.


Thank you for popping in today and I hope your weather is improving where you are :-D

I shall be back tomorrow with June's Challenge !!!


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

WEDDING CARD COMMISSION #1

Me again :-)
Here is one of the commissions I have been making this last couple of weeks.
One of the couple works at our local airport so I made a bow card in the colours of the invitation and using airport themed images from their invitations to make my own papers.



The parts were all machine stitched with toning cotton and I added some material flowers and lace in the centre, with die cut filigree. 
I also made my own box for this card as they are too bulky for envelopes.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Creations Challenge #391 - AG    5/6  *** WINNER ***



BUSY,BUSY,BUSY

Hello Peeps,
Well - I have been very busy this end trying to get my garden sorted out and working on stuff to fix the house. I've also had a couple of big card orders so my poor little Bloggy here has suffered. :-(

I have had a major clear up in my craft room too so I have a few things I shall be selling on the IkesArt Fan Facebook Page. I shall be adding them on there in the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled :-D

Today I decided to have a bit of crafty play as I haven't done anything for pleasure for a while.
I decided to enter the INTERNATIONAL ART & SOUL CHALLENGE which this time is #58 Ecology/Environmental/Conservation.

I have made a journal page using " Earth Day " globe from BUGABOO  ( I don't think they have this for sale any more) and I drew a hand to hold it, and added a quote from Guy McPherson.


Thank you very much for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

International Art & Soul #58 - Ecology/Environmental/Conservation  ** DT Pick Winner ***

Sunday, 7 April 2019

IKEsWORLD PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE APRIL 2019

Hi Peeps,
Well, I am just about recovering from my last dog fostering. He came from a pen full of dogs at the shelter for a couple of weeks 'socialisation' before going off to his new home in Germany. He was a sweetie but a bit of a nightmare at the same time and certainly kept me on my toes LoL
He's a very clever boy and is going to be quite big as his feet are huuuuuge   Hahaha




Anyhoo, I am now back crafting and have popped in to tell you about the latest Challenge over on the FB Fan Page. This month I have given you a brand new FREEBIE to play with..... a Manatee  :-D





Go HERE to snag your image and play along .

New Cats only Challenge with a Freebie is HERE -  #41 Furrything Goes
April IKEsWORLD Challenge #119 - AG/Die Cuts  also with FREEBIE is HERE


Thank you for popping in xxxxx




Tuesday, 2 April 2019

PURPLE DAY BLOG HOP WINNER



Thank you to everyone who hopped  with us and commented last week for Purple Day ... Epilepsy Awareness!

Here's another look at my Prize and I shall pop a few extra Goodies in with it :-D


I had 41 people visit me and leave a comment...


I used a Random Generator to pick the WINNER....................................


CONGRATULATIONS

MIA

Please contact me with your details and I will send off your Prize.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this great Hop and I hope we can do it again next year, and thank you to FIKRETA for getting us all together xxx

Hugz
IKE xxxxx




Tuesday, 26 March 2019

PURPLE DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - EPILEPSY AWARENESS

Please take a moment to read.
Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder. Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigmas commonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition, to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance, and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.
 The day occurs annually on March 26.
 Formation and history
  
The concept of Purple Day was initiated by a 9-year-old named Cassidy Megan, and was motivated by her own struggle with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped to develop Cassidy's idea, and the first Purple Day event was held on March 26, 2008, and is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign.

In 2009, the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined to launch Purple Day internationally and increase the involvement of numerous organizations, schools, businesses, politicians and celebrities around the world. On March 26, 2009 over 100,000 students, 95 workplaces and 116 politicians participated in Purple Day. In March 2009, the official USA Purple Day Party launch was organized by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. Canadian Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman attended the official launch at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City.

In March 2012, Purple Day received the Royal Assent and became a legal day for epilepsy awareness in Canada.
In December 2015, Electronics retailer Dick Smith had arranged a major corporate partnership with Epilepsy Action Australia to support Purple Day in Australia with a $50,000 cash sponsorship, prizes and exclusive distribution of Purple Day merchandise. A week prior to Purple Day celebrations in 2016, Dick Smith was placed in receivership. Later, the Retail Food Group provided a $50,000 donation to match Dick Smith's previously promised sponsorship.


FIKRETA has got us together for a Blog
 Hop with giveaways!
Visit all and leave them a comment to 
be in the draw for a prize!
 It would be nice if you follow but is not 
necessary to be in draw.

I made this card to celebrate the day - of course in purple. I used a brand new set I recently bought from ALTENEW - Build a Flower : LARKSPUR Bundle
I used everything purple and lilac. I stamped the main outline image several times on the background and then made another one, using all parts of the stamps, which I raised on 3D foamies. I also purchased the matching die set :-D 



This is the prize from me:

                                


Here is the Hop list:

Sandi

*** You are here   Ike ***


Thank you for popping in and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop. xxx




Wednesday, 6 March 2019

ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS DT PIECE #3

Good morning Peeps,
I am here today to tell you that I am working on the DT for ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS in case you didn't know already. :-D
Our current Challenge for March is #213 - ANYTHING GOES, and we are sponsored this month by PAPERNEST DOLLS.



I chose to work with CHERRY AVERY.
Cherry Avery


For my papers I used 'Delicious Cherries'  FREE digital scrapbooking set from DREAMN4EVER, and I used a decorative edge punch and some of the elements from the Cherries set. It's a great way to use up your snippets :-)
I coloured Avery using Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut her and mounted her on 3D foamies.


DREAMN4EVER have fantastic FREEBIE digi kits for you to snag :-D


Thank you for popping in today and I hope you stay warm and cozy :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - In The Red  14/3

Creative Knockouts Challenge #287 - Layers  8/3
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #137 - Food & Drink  8/3
Snippets Challenge #347    16/3


Sunday, 3 March 2019

BABY BLANKIE

Hello Peeps,
I haven't been on much due to my neck and the latest crochet project I've been doing :-D
My Nephew recently had a new baby so I decided to crochet a blankie... a bit different for me because I usually do teeny animals and stuff like Amigurumi things :-)
I finished it and it's ready to post off so here's a looksee........



It was a bit of a moo to photograph because some of the ears folded over and every time I put one back out, another one folded over hahahaha
It certainly kept my little arthritic fingers busy and apart from slightly sore thumbs, I didn't do too bad.

I enjoyed it so much that I'm making another one which I hope to sell :-)

Thanks for popping in. I'll be back with some card commissions a bit later.
Happy weekend xxx

Friday, 8 February 2019

ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS DT PIECE #2


Good morning Peeps,
I am here today to tell you that I am working on the DT for ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS in case you didn't know already. :-D
Our current Challenge #212 is ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL LOVE IT UP

This month we are sponsored by PATTIE's CREATIONS and I got to work with this cute bear.... ' VALENTINE BEAR BE MINE '
I coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers using the 'dot' technique.
I made the background using co-ordinating papers stitched together as patchwork.
He is fussy cut and popped up with 3D foamies.



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Patties Creations

Artistic Inspirations

Thank you for popping in today and I hope you stay warm and cozy :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Colour Dare Challenge #329  




Tuesday, 22 January 2019

I LUV BOOKS 2

Hello Peeps,
Don't you just books ???  I really love the smell of old bookshops :-D

I saw a great Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and decided to use one of my own digis , which is brand NEW. " SOCKIES Set of 4 ". You can buy it HERE.




I coloured it digitally, and found a great quote on the Web.
You can buy this digi at IKEsART.

Challenges I am entering:

Crazy4Challenges C4C466 - Humorous Card

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - DAY 4

Hello POE Peeps,
Here I am with DAY 4 of the 4th Annual POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP  as hosted by the amazing LEIGH SB DESIGNS.


Here is my piece for Day 4. I have used an old one today as I am on Day 3 of a mega headache and have had to start wearing my neck brace, so it's too hard to craft. :-(

I made one of those Billboard type things with two pictures on that you only see one picture from each direction. :-) Full on it looks like this.



Then - from the left it's shows my POE Raven digi...FREEBIE at IKEsART.


When you look the other way it shows my POE Cat in glorious technicolour :-D


I was making up a little frame to mount it in but I messed up the first one and now I don't have enough wood !!! :-(  Anyways - you get the idea ? :-D

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Leigh has drawn a fabulous new Poe themed design called, " The Winter Raven " is now available in her Etsy Boutique. Click on the Badge above to go there.


Also check out her 2018 Poe collection which is now on sale!
There is also a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!


Thanks for POE-pping in and thank you for any comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Monday, 21 January 2019

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - DAY 3

Hello POE Peeps,
Here I am with DAY 3 of the 4th Annual POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP  as hosted by the amazing LEIGH SB DESIGNS.


Here is my piece for Day 3 - I have tried my hand with a Mixed Media piece. 
It's not something I am very comfortable with but practice makes perfect is what they say isn't it ? :-D
My canvas is 6" x 9". I covered it with Gesso and then on a crumpled tissue. I used a variety of sprays and glitter and then stenciled in black with Dutch Doobadoo stencil 'Pop Art '. Then I stuck on all sorts of wintery things I had and made a floral/bead corner. The feathers I made using plaster in a cake decorating mould :-)
The main image is the new " THE WINTER RAVEN " from LeighSBDesigns. I did her all in black and grey. I tried printing her on soft tissue type paper but my laser printer kept eating it LoL In the end I printed her out on ordinary paper and did a wet torn edge. 



https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Also check out her 2018 Poe collection which is now on sale!
There is also a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Well - now I'm off to try and scrub my hands clean and I think I've trashed my nail varnish hahahahaha   :-D
Thanks for POE-pping in and thank you for any comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Luv2Create Challenge #1 - Mixed Media AG