WELCOME

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, 25 June 2011

PUSSYCAT LUV

Hi there,

Our Challenge this week over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday is a SKETCH. This one is from our very own Siobhan Kline, and our Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish.
I have used 'Pussycat Luv' by Robyn together with papers from Peppermint Creative's 'Candy Kisses' range. I coloured the kitties in my graphics programme and then printed them out 4 times so that I could decoupage them for 3D effect. I used a doily from Poppy's Cabin and the ribbon is from my stash. I made the sentiment in my graphics programme and attached it with brads.

CUTE CONGRATS

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I have made this card for my best mate's Daughter-in-Law, who has just passed her final exams to become a Doctor :-D
I used papers from Peppermint Creative 'Casual Friday' and Little Sizzles from Sizzix plus blue cardstock. The flowers and foliage were cut with Sizzix dies, and the bottom was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I used Nestabilities for backing plates and made my own sentiment tag. I decoupaged my little Forever Friends bear to make him 3D. The amber sticky jewels were from my stash.


Challenges I am entering:
Delicious Doodles Challenge 31 - Cute & Cuddly
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - Recipe 3 papers, 3 buttons + blue
The AiFactory - Bearly Cute Challenge - use a Teddy Bear
Art Impressions Challenge 21 - Handmade Flowers

Friday, 24 June 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY 7

Hi Peeps,
Here's a little Freebie for this week - it's a little bunny that can sit on a shelf/seat/log etc. 
If there are any requests for next week just leave me a message. I would love to hear of any projects you use him/her on.

Please leave a little love in the comments box :-)
Enjoy !  :-D  xx



 Oh dear .... Bunny went back to the shop. :-)       

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

MACABRE MONDAY MENACING MERMAID

Hello faithful Peeps,

It's all the M's today  :-D. This week over at Haunted design House, the Macabre Monday Challenge is 'Menacing Mermaids'.

Now, I've made mine looking pretty good from a distance, but the sailors would get a real shock when they got up close to her..... and she ripped them up and ate them  bwaahahaha. 

She has taken me 2 days to draw and colour and it totally digitally produced. I am going to put her in my Shop both in pre-coloured and the plain digi. Pity her mouthful of piranah teeth don't show up very well in the photo. :-)
I have cut her out and sat her in front of a watercolour of the sea so she feels at home. :-D



Sunday, 19 June 2011

KEEP OFF !!

Another one from me today. !!
I was browsing and I came across the site of someone I know from CDAC and a fellow Design Team member at Simply Create - Diane. Well, on her blog she is having her 1st Contest and you can win one of her unpublished stamps. Cool eh ?? Anyway, she is also offering up a free digi with which to play in the contest. It's a fab basket of corn  (No.96).
I have coloured mine in my graphics programme and put it with 'Crow' by Anni Arts and Pumpkin Bear (who I can't remember who he's from ... sorry). I have made a step card and decoupaged the basket and the bear onto it.
Hope you like it Diane. xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

KURIOUSLY KORRODED KENNY & "June Smeared and Smudged Sketch Challenge"

Me again Peeps,

I have made this for the Kuriously Korroded Challenge over at Haunted Design House. The idea is to have something  ripped, smudged, torn, sanded, acid-eaten, burned, mangled...  etc.
Since my DH wouldn't let me near his little stash of acidy stuff, I had to go for the ripped/torn/smudged bit !!  I really don't think he trusts me.......  hahahaha        

The sponsor this week is Kenny K and I have used his 'Miss Fortune' - isn't she FAB.?  I bought my first three Kenny K's just yesterday, so am a KK virgin LoL :-)   I coloured her in my graphics programme, printed her 4 times and cut her up to make her 3D - so she sticks out even more than she does already... larf  :-D  I thought she should be a blonde bombshell this time. !

I have used backing papers from The Angel Company which I have distressed with sandpaper and torn their edges, then I rubbed them with ink pads.  I did the same thing with my piece of red card. I added some spider web paper over which I strung a red netting baggy that I got some plastic beakers in the other day, and a skully fence for her to sit upon.  I attached all this to the backing section with blood red brads. The red velvet Poinsettia is a hangover from Christmas. I made a sentiment card and stapled it on and added a bow for balance.



I am also entering her for the Smeared & Smudged Sketch Challenge.
If the Shoe Fits FF83 - For The Men !! 
Wags n Whiskers Challenge 56 - One for the Boys

PHOTO INSPIRATION

Happy Saturday Everyone,
Today over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday we have a Photo Inspiration Challenge which is sponsored by me - IkesArt.
I am offering 3 free digis from my Shop to the winner, so do pop over and join us.
Here is your photo for inspiration;


You can pick from the colours, shapes, images of anything on it that inspires you to make a creation.
Here is mine;


I have chosen to use the colour scheme from the photo for my project, which is an easel card. I have used papers and elements from the 'Candy Kisses' set from Peppermint Creative. The digi image is one of my own designs and is available in my shop in pre-coloured version as shown here or plain to colour yourself.
Thank you for looking and hope to see you over at SSDS.
I am entering this also for Forever Friends fortnightly Challenge...Spot n Dots. I've got spots in the flowers and dots in my punched edges, so I reckon it fits :-D.

FREEBIE FRIDAY 6

Hi Peeps,
Here's a little Freebie for this week.
Enjoy !  :-D  xx


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Sorry this is late - I scheduled it to go up yesterday and it didn't. Haven't quite got the hang of the scheduling thingy methinks LoL

WINGS

Hi Everybody,
The Challenge this time over at  Simply Create is "Wings", which is pretty cool huh? Let your imagination run wild and come over and join in the fun.
I have made this card using papers from Susan Godfrey's kit 'Quietude' and used my Martha Stewart and Nellie Snellen punches. I coloured the image with chalk pencils. The little Bluetit image is one of my own available from my Shop.


Challenges I am entering:

By the Cute & Girly - In the Garden
Delicious Doodles - No.30 Things that Flutter


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

NEW GIRL IN TOWN

Hello Peeps,
Here is my latest new girl on the slightly dark and gothic side. She's available in the Shop now.
She's affectionally nicknamed  'Honey I'm home......is dinner ready?'  ...................... one could say  'Yes.. it's just about done'.    bwhahahaha...  snort...  oh I'm in a silly mood today :-D


PIMP MY PAGE CHALLENGE

Over at Peppermint Creative digital scrapbook site, you can get a free download of a scrapbook template that you then make up your own page. It's called the Pimp My Page Challenge 37 and I have made this......


This is a pictorial memory of when the DH and his mate went out sailing in the dinghy they built during the winter. They had a great time and I sat in the beachside taverna with my mate and we toasted them with a beer - far too much jigging around for my liking... hahaha

This is only my 3rd attempt at this sort of Challenge and I must say, I really quite like it. It takes me a while to sort out my layering (keep forgetting to bring forward etc.) larf - but I do get there in the end  :-D

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

JUNE MEMBER BLOGHOP + "Smeared and Smudged Oh! The Horror June Challenge".

I recently became a member of Smeared Ink  and I won a fab prize in the huge 4th June S.A.D Blog Hop they had..... how cool is that ?? It's a fabulous Forum for alternative art and those of us with a Dark Side....(creepy laugh goes here :-D.............)
Anyways, today is the Smeared and Smudged Forum Members BLOG HOP. Our task for a creation was to include a Digi or Stamp image obviously, but also to have some sort of natural element that you found outside included in the project.  They said it can be a stick, a rock, a pressed flower, a leaf, a bone, etc.  For mine I scooped up some dirt for the grave and added some planty/weedy thingies I found too. My digi elements are the headstone, and the backdrop which is by Visual Paradox and the iron railings, which I had to cut out by hand. I made my cat's paw from Fimo and painted it with acrylics.
My creation is called "Sometimes They Come Back"  and is inspired by Stephen King's  'Carrie' and  'Pet Cemetery.' 
I hope you like it ....... mwaaahahahaha











Why not pop over NOW and join S&S and have some fun. There are some awesome artists there :-D Here's the rest of the Girls in the Hop. Don't forget to leave them some love when you've had a looksee. xx
Ike    that's me


See Ya  xxxxxooooxxx

Challenges I am entering;
CES Challenges - No. 40 Inspired by a Movie
Smeared & Smudged June Challenge - "Oh, The Horror".

Saturday, 11 June 2011

DRAGONS

Today I thought I would enter a Challenge I read about in my Newsletter from Stampin With The Dragon about the FRIENDSHIP Challenge .
I have used Ruper and Jiggy from Stampin Dragon Designs and "Gentle Waves"  Papers + Embellies from Dragons Lair Designs.

I must admit though.. it looked good until I finished it - great idea but it seems to have lost it's way a bit !!  Maybe the purple was a wrong move.... hey ho

Friday, 10 June 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY 5

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The image is 300 dpi JPEG.   
Anyone who would like this image, right click and Save to your computer. I'd love to see you creations if you use my images, so do let me know :-)
It would be nice if you would become a Follower and leave me a comment on what you think so far.
Freebie Fridays will be removed and put back in the Shop after their week on view.
Any requests for next week will be considered :-D

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

GETTING FRUITY

Hi Peeps,

Reading  my Doodle Pantry Newsletter today I found a challenge at Totally Papercrafts .....  Challenge No. 69 - Get Fruity, so I used my fairly new acquisition from DP called "Watermelon Lunch". I got the plain and the pre-coloured digis and they came with a fab set of backing papers as well. I have used 2 of them on this card and chose the pre-coloured image. I made a plain background paper by colourpicking from the image and I also enlarged some melon slices for my embellies. Ribbon is from my stash and I made the bow with my new bowmaker made by my DH :-D.


Challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - No.69  Get Fruity

Monday, 6 June 2011

YAY..... WINNER :-D

Good Morning Everyone,
Just popped in quick to let you know that I won at the CDAC Digital drawing challenge with my Vintage Lady :-)  A big THANK YOU to everyone that voted for me.  xxxx



Sunday, 5 June 2011

KEBABS ANYONE ??????

These phots are for her SUNDAY ROAST pals over in the UK :-)

Rocky (on the left) sat on her own clutch of eggs and got 4 PLUS I got  20 out of the incubator, so she ended up with them all.
The other Girls and Himself (on the right) are under the shade but looking on being nosy. :-D

Saturday, 4 June 2011

SKULL APPRECIATION DAY


HAPPY S.A.D. DAY  LoL
Today being the official Skull Appreciation Day, I thought I'd better check to see if mine was still there ..........................................

YUP.......... there it is.  :-D
Smeared and Smudged are having a massive Blog Hop today in celebration, so why not join in :-)
Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Ann's Challenge No 42 - Use more than 1 image.
Haunted Design House - E.M.O Challenge  Eyeball/Me/Obsidian (black)

SIMPLY CREATE CHALLENGE

Hi Folks,
This week on Simply Create our Challenge is to create a card/project with the word Dad or Father somewhere on it. I have done a Greek inspired one with images from where I live.
Do come over and join us - you'll need a card for Father's Day soon anyway.
This one is a little poignant for us as one of our DT members has just lost her Dad. Our thoughts are with her at this sad time.

FOREVER FRIENDS JUNE CHALLENGE

Hello Everyone,
This Month on Forever Friends Monthly Challenge, our task was to use 3 designer papers. See how cutesy and girlie I have become this week LoL   I used 3 from my Sizzix - Little Sizzles Pastels. The flowers were made using my Nellie Snellen punches, and the leaves I cut out from a photo. My little doilie is one of a huge bag I bought recently from Poppy's Cabin. She offers a personal discount if you add her website link to your Blog :-D


The Rules have now changed on Forever Friends... As you see, the name is now Forever Friends & Co. You don't have to use just a FF image - it can be any Animal. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to use only FF Bears, so with more scope we hope lots more of you will join in our Challenges. :-D

Friday, 3 June 2011

FRIDAY FREEBIE 4

Here's a little digi that was inspired by my daughter as a teenager, and I've put the card I made with her. It is also available over at CDAC where I am hosting the embellishment Challenge this fortnight, so do pop over and play :-D



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Don't forget - Left Click to make her bigger and then Right Click to Save As..... on your computer :-)    Have fun xxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

CDAC 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Hi Everyone,

Over at CDAC we are celebrating and having a 1 Year AnniversaryParty. Things will be going on all month and there will be loads of prizes to win. You could be a winner but you can't win if you don't join :-)
Come over and join the celebrations.
I've just watched a Fab tutorial by Priscilla on colouring flowers with Copics for a stunning card she's made for 4th July. You must see this.....it's  a superb project. :-D