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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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Saturday, 19 August 2017

QUEEN OF SNARK GUEST SPOT

Hello Peeps and happy Saturday,
I am here this morning wearing my official Queen of Snark tiara after winning the last Challenge over at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS.
I have made 2 pieces for you today to fit in with this fortnight's theme - W is for WEDDINGS, Challenge #91.

Mt first pieces uses IKEsART image " REALLY ? " against " JUNGLE ". The background paper is from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN - ' School is a Roar ' Set - Freebie File . The Dino is from STITCHYBEAR .




 https://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Category_136/Weekly-Freebie.htm



This 2nd piece uses IKEsART images " DAAAHHLING "  and " GOTHIC WINDOW ". The window has png panels so I added a snow scene behind. :-)
These images were coloured digitally.




Well, I hope you will pop over and the the fabulous creations by SoSS DT and maybe even feel inspired to play along too :-D
Thank you for dropping in and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.




Challenges I am entering:


Thursday, 17 August 2017

FAREWELL CARD FOR A CHUM

Hello Peeps,
Here is a card I made for a friend who has emigrated to Australia :-)
I used a Kangaroo cutting file from LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN - only using the big Kangaroo without the Chrimbo hat from the set called ' AN OUTBACK CHRISTMAS ' (sorry - I can't find this in the Shop to hive you a link)



The backing paper is recycled from the inside of an envelope and the map is from the back of my 2016 Diary :-)
I cut out the Kanga and inked her edges. Added googly eyes and a little Good Luck tag in her pouch.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have a great day xxx



Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #90 - M is for Mink (fur)  18/8




Saturday, 12 August 2017

MORE COMMISSIONS

Here are a couple more recent card commissions.
The first two are for a couple with birthdays a day after each other.  The lady is into doing embroidered pictures of these 1920's ladies just at the moment, and the guy has a total of 3 sheds in his garden now and likes to make things. :-D


This one uses a clipart lady and the background I used is a new set I bought from  FOXPAWPRINTING - 

                                                 Eiffel Tower Ephemera Vintage & Retro


and I cut out an Art Deco style centrepiece.
The card that looks brown is actually a Bronze Miri Card but it doesn't photograph well - it gave me too much flash bounce back :-(



This one was made using bits and pieces from the scraps box. I fussy cut some clipart tools and added covered them with sticky backed plastic to give them shine. I used a Die'sire embossing folder for the background called ' Gun Metal'.


The same couple asked me for a science themed card for their 11 year old Grandson, so I made this one using images from  the ' Mad Scientist ' set by SMEARED INK (no longer trading) and a clipart background. The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and them fussy cut to make him 3D. I put some glaze on his glasses, and used the sticky back plastic on the laboratory beakers so they look like glass.


Thanks for stopping to say hello today :-) xx

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challenge #200 - Birthday  (card 2)
Just us Girls Challenge #406 - Bring on the Shine  (card 1)




A CARD COMMISSION

Here I am with my second piece today - a recent commission.
This is for a wedding celebration - the wedding having already taken place but there will be a party here to celebrate for the couple.


I used multiple cutting files and an embossing folder. I stuck gems onto the cross sections for added glitz. I made some assorted flowers and a stick pin, and heat embossed Congratulations using a rubber stamp.

I've got some other bits to show you later too :-)

Challenges I am entering:



JAWSOME BIRTHDAY

Good Morning Saturday Peeps,
I hope that you are all well and maybe looking forward to a bit of crafting this weekend ?

Here is the first of a couple of recent card commissions.
This first one is for a friend. I usually do him something to do with magic, but this year I just got this great Shark cutting file from BIRD's CARDS so I decided to use him as it made me chuckle.

I hand cut the pieces - only because I was too lazy to set up my cutting machine LoL



inside


This is a great set and there is even a video on BIRD's Blog that shows you how to put this all together :-)  You can find it HERE.
I used the Tag file for the front and the Pop-Out Shark for inside, and added some googly eyes.

Thank you for popping in today xxx

Challenges I am entering:

The Alphabet Challenge - K for Kinetic  17/8
A Gem of a Challenge #200 - Birthday Wishes  17/8





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A LITTLE BIT OF HALLOWEEN FUN

Hello Peeps,
I am hiding down in my basement studio away from the heat !!!!
I played with a cute kitty Halloween image today from IMAGINE THAT.
I know I cheated a bit by using the pre-coloured image, but I did work it up a bit by fussy cutting 5 layers to 3D all the pieces, so at least I don't feel so guilty LoL :-D



The backing papers were a freebie from Sissix and the  IT image is called  " Pumpkin Kitties".

Ooooh - I just saw their latest posting for the Flamingos and couldn't resist buying this Bundle. :-D The Flamingos are stinkin' cute and the backing papers are glorious !!!!!... and only #9  :-)



Thank you for popping in xx



Challenges I am entering:


Monday, 7 August 2017

ATC SWAP

Hello Monday Peeps,


I am here with an ATC and it's mini envelope that I have made for the Swap over at Leigh SB Fan Club on Facebook.
Leigh has some gorgeous, unusual digis over in her Shop and I have used  " TANGLED VAMPIRE CAT "  - a gorgeous Egyptian style cat, which I think is based on Leigh's wonderful cat NEO  :-D
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut him and added him on the background with 3D foamies. The background is a piece of Egyptian hieroglyphic backing paper.
I also made a little protective sleeve/envelope for it as I shall be posting it off to my swap partner.



Now I have to rely on silly DonkeyMail to get it there safely !!  We are still having problems with our Post Office - only 1 girl working at the counter and I queued 2 hours to post this baby !!!!  At least I got a seat and it is air conditioned :-)  Nowadays, you have to allot a wasted couple of hours when planning to post anything :-(

Challenges I am entering:

Dragonfly Dreams Challenges - Animals   31/8




Wednesday, 2 August 2017

RISQUE WORD PLAY

Here I am again in cheeky mode for the latest Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamps -  SoSS #89 U if for Up Yer Kilt.

Well, this theme just tickled me so I went looking for a picture and after drooling for hours over pikkies of Sean Connery in kilts ( Mmmmmmm) I found this suuuuuuper one of  Ewan McGregor that I just had to use   and here's what I made.  It's a bit naughty but Hey !!  I am sure it will give the Sisters a bit of a snort  LoL








Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #89 - U for Up Yer Kilt.  **** WINNER ***
Alphabet Challenge - J is for Joke  3/8


EXPLORING THE DARK SIDE

Hello Peeps,
Well I am ashamed of my sadly neglected little Blog :-( It seems that this summer is severely distracting me from posting anything here, so I must take a severe lashing and remedy this.
I have some card commissions that I will post soonest and get back to entering some Challenges :-)

Today I am exploring my darker side over at The Three Muses. Their Challenge is Gothic and calls for digital work.

This one is a tribute piece to Edgar Allan POE.



 I also messed around with a picture of Marilyn Munro and made her into a vampire. :-) Not sure if that would be classed as Gothic, but I had fun making this piece. 



That's me for the moment - I am now going to sort out my latest card photos and then come back to play :-)
Thanks for popping in xxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

The Three Muses - Gothic



Saturday, 8 July 2017

RESTORING THE PARTHENON

Hi Folks,
I hope you are ready to enjoy your weekend :-)
I have spent the last couple of days restoring the Parthenon LoL  Well, it's one that I made a few years ago now for a friend who had an outdoor train set. He had a space with a small hill that I thought would be perfect, so I made this for him as a surprise. :-) When he moved back to the UK he gave it to friends, who now have it in their garden. It was looking a little sad so it came home for some 'tarting up'. :-D  It's just waiting now for a couple of coats of yacht varnish and it's all set to go.





It stands about 12 inches tall and is made with a combo of wood and plastic tubes covered in plaster :-)

Thanks for dropping in.
Happy crafting xxxx