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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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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS WITH SMEARED & SMUDGED

Hello Peeps,
I will be playing along as a Jolly Blogger with the 12 Days Of Christmas over at  Smeared and Smudged.  I'll be posting something hand made by me on the set dates throughout the month of December.  Everything will have a Christmas theme. We can make anything as long as it has a stamp somewhere - either Rubber or Digi and there will be special Smeared & Smudged days too. I hope you will stop by and take a looksee. :-D


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Saturday, 26 November 2011

HERE KITTY, KITTY

Here is something I just am playing with now. I've been doing a lot of POE inspired digis and I can't seem to stop at the moment LoL. I was inspired by the story 'The Black Cat' by POE. This was done using one of my new POE digis I have just created.  I coloured him digitally. Not sure if I'm totally finished with it yet :-D xxxx



I'm going to put him in the POE ME Challenge over at Smudgy Antics.

Friday, 25 November 2011

FRIDAY FREEBIE 27

Hello Peeps,
Here's a fireplace that you could 'dress up' and use for Christmas maybe ???

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SIMPLY CREATE TOO LAUNCH

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are having a Happy Thanksgiving - if you celebrate that - and also a fabulous Black Friday.... happy shopping :-)
We are here today to celebrate the launch of SIMPLY CREATE TOO (formerly Simply Create). We have a new owner, new Blog, new look and new Challenges.
Today is Challenge 1 - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS.
I have added a stitched card for my entry No.1. Stitched with embroidery silks and added seed beads. Pattern by Form-a-Lines.


We would like to see your Chrimbo creations - anything you like is eligible for entry to the Challenge - come over and join us :-)

HAIRY LEGS !!!!

Happy Friday Everyone,
Today over at Delicious Doodles, Challenge No. 7 is "Hairy Legs".  You can do anything you like, but there must be some hairy legs on your creation, whether it be animal, spiders or blokes!! LOL
For my creation I have used Allura and Gryphon from DD and have coloured them digitally. I have placed them on my own Castle Room background and made my own sentiment. I hope you come over and play along with us :-) xxx


Challenges I am entering:


Thursday, 24 November 2011

WITCHELLA's CHRIMBO DINNER !!

Hi Peeps,
Having a bit of fun this week...... I got some amazing Sassy Studio images and I'm in a bit of a zany mood, so here is a little Chrimbo creation I have come up with. The main image is the gorgeous 'Masquerade 1' from Sassy Studios. The cauldron is from their 'Halloween Accessories' set. I have coloured them both digitally. The added extras are from the 'Gross Anatomy' set from Smeared Ink, and the added Chrimbo hat I gave her I cut from 'Watchful Eye', which is also from Smeared Ink. The background is my own image 'Castle Room' available in my Shop.


Challenges I am entering:
Paper Creations Ink - Challenge 13 Christmas Theme .... snort .. LoL !!
Sassy Studios -  Dare to be Sassy Thursdays Challenge - Thanksgiving Colours.... I got them all, brown, orange, red + white :-D
C.R.A.F.T Challenge  No 130 - Unusual Christmas

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

POE ME

Hello Everyone,
This week over at Smudgy Antics, our theme is 'POE ME' - as in Edgar Allan POE. :-)
Your task is to create something using POE images or words or anything to do with him that takes your fancy.
I decided to make a little lampshade and stand. It is all made from cardstock and a kitchen roll tube.
I have chosen 'The Telltale Heart' as my written piece. I printed some of the words onto paper and then splashed some blood over it. I then tore and distressed my paper with chalks.  I then made a sort of flat decoupage of images of POE and ravens and I also used 'Cracked Heart' from the Heart Wings set by Smeared Ink.  All my images were torn out and distressed before being stuck on. I've taken a couple of shots 'cos it was difficult to show everything. :-)

I hope you will come over to Smudgy Antics and join us :-D

Sunday, 20 November 2011

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FOREVER NIGHT CHALLENGE

Hello Peeps,
I have made this for the Freaky Friday Challenge over at Forever Night. The theme is called "No Way Around It" and your project has to have a circle somewhere on it. Their sponsor this week is Stamping Dragon Designs and I have used my new papers and images from Stamping Dragon .... the 'Christmas Morn' set and put it with 'Santa Snail', which is their image in support of The Ear Trust, but I 'Steampunked' him up a bit with some cogs, since Forever Night is supposed to be a bit Goth/Dark/Steampunky :-D I hope this counts for an entry.  L0L. 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Here's a little piece using 'Tom Turkey' who is a FREEBIE over at The Crafter's Cafe - Thanksgiving Challenge. He just made me laugh when I saw him, so I HAD to use him. I coloured him digitally. I have also used my new Autumn Frame - which is also a FREEBIE from my friend Lady Editor over at MY OTHER CREATIVE SIDE. She does fabulous word art and stuff and at the moment has a darling Gingerbread Boy going for FREE. Please pop over and Follow her site and then you too can snag the goodies.


Challenges I am entering:
JellyPark - Give Thanks Challenge

EVERYBODY LOVES A TEDDY

Happy Weekend Peeps,
Here is a little Teddy Iam entering this week. I have fussy cut him and he is 3D in 5 layers. He is called 'Winter Teddy' from Cards2Craft. I have placed him on DP from Card Buddy's and added a small strip of Christmas vellum.



Challenges I am entering:
I Did It Creations Challenge 81 - Everbody Loves Teddy

Friday, 18 November 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY 26

Hello Everyone - just a quickie today with the FREEBIE 'cos I  don't want to be late this week and I am being plagued with very frequent,  but short power failures - which is driving me nuts !!!!
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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

ZIG-ZAG CARD TUTORIAL AVAILABLE

Hello Peeps,
If anyone would like the Tutorial I have made on this style of card, it can be found on The Smeared & Smudged Forum under Tutorials. There are many amazing tutorials there and loads of fun stuff, so why not pop over there and join us. New Members are always very welcome  :-D

CDAC DIGITAL DRAWING CHALLENGE

This is my 2 entries into the CDAC Digi Drawing contest. The Theme is  "NEW-FRESH-FIRSTS" i.e.  NEW BEGINNINGS, SOMETHING FRESH OR FIRST EXPERIENCES ".


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

DEAR HEART

Hello Peeps,
I have made this little hanging thingy for the  'Dear Heart' Challenge over at Smudgy Antics this week. You can win this amazing digi.....Smittie from Smeared Ink's "Love Li'l Grumpies" digi stamp set.

I have used 'Striped Heart' from the Heart Wings Set and 'Just One' Grumpie both of which are by SMEARED INK . I coloured them digitally and then printed them multiple times so that I could fussy cut them and make them 3D. Bit of ribbon and brads, to hold the doors shut,  from my stash.  Cool eh?
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INSIDE:

SIDE VIEW to show depth:
Oh yes - I forgot to tell you that the rules have changed over at Smudgy Antics.
*You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project. You are allowed to use anything else that you like.
*This rule has changed.  To encourage more participants, any stamped image may be used, however only projects using at least one Smeared Ink image will be eligible to win a prize.  Encourage your crafty friends to come play with us.
*You can only enter and qualify for a prize if you are, or become, a follower of the blog.

Challenges entered:
Smudgy Antics - Dear Heart Challenge
Smeared&Smudged GDT CHallenge - Layers

Monday, 14 November 2011

POCKETS

Hello Peeps and Happy Monday,
I couldn't resist joining in the 'Pockets' Challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Challenge Blog. I have made this little 4" pocket card and have used all Bugaboo stamps to decorate it; AKV BB Stork (Freebie), Desiree Sitter, Ava Grad Diploma, Grow People, and of course NO project would be complete without Stella. !!  I added an appropriate grumpy sentiment :-D  I coloured all the images digitally and then cut them out tag shaped. Some are tags and some are stuck down. All backing papers are Little Sizzles from Sizzix :-)




See you later :-)   xx

SIMPLY CREATE HAS MOVED & BLOG CANDY

Just a little and quick post to let you know that the Simply Create challenges has had a make-over and we've moved as well!
From the 25 November we will move all challenges to Simply Create Too and whilst we prepare the new challenge blog, there are three lots of blog candy on offer!
So all you have to do is pop over to Simply Create Too and leave a comment on the welcome post. If you become a follower you will get two entries for the blog candy!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

OoooPS... FRIDAY FREEBIE !!!!

Oooops, so sorry Peeps.... I lost track of my days this week. Here is your Friday Freebie on Saturday :-D Thought you might like something a little different.... and cutesy. :-)  I am working on some Christmas images for you, but trying to come up with something different !!

See ya ! xxxx
I am entering this into CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge - New Beginnings

Friday, 11 November 2011

REMEMBER

I have made this card in honour of Remembrance Day. My father stills goes out selling Poppies - Bless him. Not so sure about this year though as he has only just moved into sheltered accomodation as he is getting a bit fragile now :-)
Anyway, I have made this card using a photo from the 'Web' and the image is by Ellephantastic and is a freebie for Round 6 of the CDAC Progressive Challenge, where I shall be entering this. The poppies are from my Hannah Hay 'Poppies & Daisies' CD. I have decoupaged the Bear and the poppies for added depth :-)






Challenges I am entering :
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration Poppy Field


SIMPLY CREATE CHALLENGE

Good Morning,
This time over at Simply Create the theme is 'Love You Beary Much'. The Team have made some beautiful creations, so why not pop over, have a look and join in :-)
I have made two cards this time because I couldn't decide which one to use.... I love bears and have sooooo many images.
My first one uses a kit from Crafty Gals and is a 5 layer decoupage.


My second one is completely digital and uses papers and elements from Daisy Doodles and the cute little bear is from GTC's Crafty Corner.


DELICIOUS DOODLES CHALLENGE 6 - REMEMBRANCE

Hello Peeps,
Our Challenge this week at Delicious Doodles is Remembrance. Now, it is Poppy Day this Sunday so I have chosen to go with that theme, but you could use Sympathy or just the fact you remembered someone's Birthday or Anniversary.
My main image is Poppies from Delicious Doodles, with barbed wire and sentiment plate made by me. The wording is from Wilfred Owen's - 'Dulce et Decorum est' - the best known First World War poem. A truly heartrending piece.


Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp - Inspirational Photo Poppy Fields
Cute Card Thursday No.190 - Reds for Remembrance

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Well, here I am back on the macabre and gory Peeps..... didn't last long eh ?!!! hee hee.
I have made this piece for the 'Oh, The Horror' Challenge over at Smeared & Smudged Forum. The Theme is the Red Death. This is a total digital piece. Images used;
Nicolas Cage photograph:-)
Portion of The Red Death drawing by  0marchare0
Old tricorn hat
Venetian carnival mask
Burn victim
Heart Wings image by Smeared Ink.

SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM NOVEMBER MEMBERS BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone and welcome to Smeared & Smudged's NOVEMBER Members Blog Hop. Hopefully you arrive here via the fabulous FIONA, but if not don't worry - the list is on the bottom.
 Isn't this year going really fast or is it just me ???
Our theme this month is 'A little bit Steamy' and so today I have decided to showcase "Bluebird Rider" from Smeared Ink. I have made a zig zag card using elements and papers from iTkUpiLLi and a picture of the full moon across the middle.

OK, so now you are off to see the lovely LADY BRAYTON. Enjoy your Hop. xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Haute CATure

Hello again,
This is a piece I have done for the cat inspired art challenge over at The Butterfly Effect. The theme this week is Cats and we were to create a piece of artwork inspired by cats. I Luuuurve cats :-)
Mine is a digital piece - which I hope is acceptable - and it has a pikkie of one of my kitties in it :-)
The rest is elements and papers from;
Susan Godfrey's 'Homespun Stitches' kit,
Catia Cunha  'Safari' kit,
Peppermint Creative's 'Casual Friday' kit.

SNEAKY PEEKY

Hello Peeps,
I wanted to show this as I have just finished my second Mini Album for a swap over at CDAC. This one is for a Secret Partner Swap though..... I know who mine is for, but don't know who's doing one for me ..... I'm excited, but let's hope I have better luck with this one and actually get something back !!!
This is just a little sneaky peek at one page 'cos I want to use this for the CDAC Progressive Challenge Round 6 - we were given this digi image by Designed2Delight and I luv him :-)


I can't say anything else .... tee hee  :-D
Back later with something else.

SMEARED INK DT PROJECT - ALTER SOMETHING

Hello Peeps,
This week's project over at Smudgy Antics is to alter something. Now I'm not very good at this 'cos I can never think of anything good to do. Anyways, I tried with this candle.  Now our quest as usual is to make the project using images from Smeared Ink. I just LOVE the Heart Wings Set, but I sometimes sit there with them going "Ho Hum,... what shall I actually DO with these??!!" I coloured up the 'Cracked Heart' image and cut out several of them. My candle is from the local shop. One good thing about Greece is that these big candles are cheap !!. I have 'drawn' flowers on it with that fake lead paste stuff you get in a tube, and coloured some of them black. Then I stuck my Cracked Heart images in the spaces. I don't think it came up too bad !! I posed it with some material and fake orchids I bought a while back, so it looks a bit posher now !!! :-)  I think I'm waiting for my Mojo to come back a bit as well, after our 31 Days of Halloween marathon. !!! Hopefully, I will be fully functioning soon LoL   xxxxx


When I did this I was soooo not satisfied so I did this as well.....
I snarfed about in the garage and found some beech ply and cut a key ring fob. The little owl is 'Calamity' from Smeared Ink. I Pyrographed him into the wood and then coloured him with inks. Couple of coats of varnish and Voila !!   I really miss the smell of burning wood and was glad to get the old Pyro out again and play. Sorry my smudgy grunge background didn't come out so good though !!!!

Monday, 7 November 2011

SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM 'ROCK N ROLLA' CHALLENGE

Hello Peeps,

I've had this basic image idea for 'SheMan' for about a week or so now. For him I was inspired by the Rocky Horror Show :-) - and I got him finally done today. It's a pity you can't see close up of his red fishnet stockings bwaahahahahaha.
His female partner is 'FemDom' from the fabulous Smeared Ink and everything on her was coloured and produced digitally.

I was totally inspired by the Rock n Rolla Challenge over at Smeared Ink. There is a video there for a song called  Danger! High Voltage by Electric Six, which is hysterical,  and I just HAD to sit here this evening and do this.............

Sunday, 6 November 2011

CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE .... ROUND 6

Hello again Peeps,
He we are with my first entry for the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge Round 6. The theme for this one is "Winter Wonders" and I have used Winter Bear by Designed 2 Delight as my main image. I coloured him digitally and then cut him out and stuck him to my background paper with silicone to raise him a little. His dream is made with an image by TLC Creations and I have coloured that digitally as well.  The backing paper and elements are from a digital scrapbook kit called 'Christmas Card' but I don't know who it is by.  :-(

Saturday, 5 November 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY 24 - Christmas feeling

Good morning Peeps,
I am not too well today so this is just a quickie with a little Christmas Angel for you :-) xxxxxxxxxxxx


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Thursday, 3 November 2011

HAVING A BREATHER !!

Hi Peeps,
I am having a bit of a rest after the 31 Days of Halloween gigantic Blog Hop with Smeared & Smudged Forum. :-)
I have put up for you today a painting I have done called Halloween Dream.  Just something to look at  for a while  :-)
I have been working on a few Christmas cards for an order today and am also finishing up a new paper bag Mini Album that I am making... working on a deadline on this one, so I have to finish on time !!! Hopefully I will get something up for Freebie Friday tomorrow :-D See you later  and thanks for dropping by  xxxxx