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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, 29 June 2013

RUDOLPH DAY - JUNE

Hi there,
Just popping in quickly to enter my creation for June's RUDOLPH DAY over with Sarn at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE.
I have used some scraps for this... I had already printed the Teddy before and I used a holly edge punch to go round some scraps of plain paper.



I am legging it off to Kos now for the weekend to visit a chum who's husband is away in the UK for 2 months !! She's stuck out in the middle of nowhere, so off to keep her company and kill a box of red wine :-D LoL

See you Monday xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 28 June 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY 24

Good morning and welcome to FREEBIE FRIDAY 24........ I give you .... "PATCHIMALS"..
:-)

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See you later  xxxxxxxxx


Thursday, 27 June 2013

I'M NOW ON BLOGLOVIN'

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
I guess I better do this as the date is looming when apparently Blog Reader will drop off.
I have followed some instruction from LISA at DECOSSE' DYNAMITE DOODLES on how to get and claim my Blog on BLOGLOVIN'........ it's all Greek to me but I did it :-)  Let's hope my Blog still actually exists after July 1st !!!!!

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WOYWW #213

Happy Wednesday Peeps and welcome to WOYWW #213.
I have been making Sympathy cards and using a cutting file for the wings. My card has a lilac backing (this colour is the one used in Greece for a death, so we never put it on cards, presents etc otherwise). I have embossed the backing card using 'Timeless' embossing folder from the Romantique Collection by Couture Creations.
After cutting the two pairs of wings, I hand embossed them with small dots and attached them with silicone and added a small lilac rose. The base card is cream.





Looky in the background too.... a fabbo packet of Pencils I picked up yesterday for just 51 cents... cool bargain eh ?!!!  Fantastic for scribbling stuff down like I'm always doing.... and if Hubs steals one for his workshop... as he always does too !!!!


Now, is you don't know what WOYWW ... What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday .....is all about then pop over to Julia's Blog at THE STAMPING GROUND and find out all about it :-)
Thank you for visiting and have a great day :-D

** Sorry - I always forget to put what products I used.
I have been asked about the Wings. They are a GSD cutting file that is part of a Swan Wedding card by Tina Fitch and can be found on the CAMEO CREATIONS CD available from Forever Memories For You HERE

Monday, 24 June 2013

THE PATH OF POSITIVITY CHALLENGE #3 - STRENGTH

Hi Peeps,
Welcome to my Post about a new Challenge site that is going.... some of you may already have seen the PATH OF POSITIVITY CHALLENGE  that is going. Well - I am co- Sponsoring Challenge #3 along with Creative Bug and  LISA of DECOSSEs' DYNAMITE DOODLES. This months' theme is... STRENGTH.
The Challenge is being run by LISA  and HERE is what she has to say about this new Challenge and the concept behind it.

                     Path of Positivity Challenge

Each Challenge will last for 1 month and then the Winners will be chosen by voting. This month Lisa will choose whilst she is still preparing her DT - after that, the DT will cast votes for the winners :-).

The Guest Sponsor this month is....

                  

OK, so - you know I am a bit quirky and different don't you, so my demo piece for this Challenge is definitely 'off the wall'  hee hee LoL
I have used 'Funny Bird' which was a freebie from MEINLILAPARK and a vintage Horse + Cart digi which was also free from DIGITAL STAMP DESIGN



The STRENGTH Challenge runs until 30th June, so you still have time to play along. 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Monday.  xxx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

THE ZOMBIE's LAMENT

Happy Saturday Peeps,

Here I am with a macabre little pice which i call   "THE ZOMBIE's LAMENT".
I have made it for the current Challenge over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS, which this week is 'Fun in the Sun'.
                                   
There was a Freebie image to use called...."Ice Cream Sunday Harriet". I am not sure they will be expecting me to have turned her into a Zombie, but that's just my warped mind right ??!!! LoL  I guess it's an example of how different a digi image can be :-D I haven't Zombiefied her too much coz we don't want to scare the 'mainstream' crafters  :-)
Here she is in her final g(l)ory  bwaaahahahaha !!!...................  Click on Pic to enlarge..



I think she might enjoy her brain and eyeball Cone :-D
This piece was produced digitally in PSE 9

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Sentiments - Freebie Challenge Fun In The Sun
Splendiferous Creations Bloggers' Challenge - At The Beach
Creative Corner Challenges - Summertime
Inspire Me Fridays 108 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #44 - Summer Fun
Annabelle Stamps AC165 - Colour Challenge   
Peachy Keen Stamps PKC 13-25 - Photo Inspiration + Colours
Aud Sentiments Challenge #83 -  Summer



FREEBIE FRIDAY 23

Hello Peeps,
Here we are again with FREEBIE FRIDAY  23 ... "MUSE 7"...... enjoy !!

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SMEARED & SMUDGED MAY ATC SWAP

Hello there,
Here are my ATCs for the MAY SWAP over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM. This month's theme is "Black & White + 1 other Colour"..... I have used Brown.




I have used a background from the new 'Spiritus Mortis' Set by itKuPiLLi . Then I coloured  'The Birds' digi from SMEARED INK and superimposed it onto the background. These were then printed out and mounted onto thick card and I then edged them with black distress ink.

The little ravens were made with my new acquisition from SMEARED INK - the QUOTH THE RAVEN set in rubber :-D  (wearing my plastic gloves for this part though LoL !!!)
I inked the Ravens with Stazeon and printed them onto Polyshrink Plastic. When they were dry I heated it with my heat gun. The legs were a bit of a bugger coz they kept curling right up and sticking to the body and when I tried to uncurl them I poked a couple of the bodies with my stick !!!!  Hey - ho.... it is 'hand made' after all so it doesn't have to be perfect does it ?!!!
I printed out Nevermore  and cut the paper into little strips to make banners for my glass top pins :-)





Challenges I am entering:

Thursday, 20 June 2013

GO ON OVER TO BEARS' HOUSE... THEY'RE GONNA GIVE YOU CANDY :-)

Hey Peeps,
There's Candy at  THE HOUSE OF BEARS coz they have reached 50 Followers... YaY !!! Go Bears !!!
Here they are ...



Why not pop over and see them and leave them some luuuurve AND you have to state a fact about Bears in your comment :-)  Here's what they say about leaving a comment...

"BUT, not just any comment, oh no, along with whatever you decide to write, you MUST leave a bear fact... Remember our last giveaway? We said you must write a 'fact' about bears, and we had such fun reading your 'facts', we decided we wanted more. Your 'fact' can be true or not, it can be as sensible or insane as you wish, but you MUST present it as a fact about bears and try to convince us of its authenticity." 

Hahahaha !! There are some fabbo  Bear facts on there so far :-)

Byeeee xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

BEARS' LITERARY CHALLENGE

Me again,
Here is my piece for this month's Literary Challenge over at THE HOUSE OF BEARS.

This month the book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and the Bears have given a selection of quotes for inspiration. I chose this one....

“You have rather the look of another world. I marveled where you had got that sort of face.” 

For my piece I have used one of my own digis.... "MUSE 6"... available in my SHOP.


OK - I'm off again now to work on something else. xxx

Challenges I am entering:


MESSING WITH ATCs AGAIN :-)

Hello Peeps,
It's a scorcher here today again  !!!! At least my basement room is cooler, so this is where I am hiding :_0

Since I have had a run of making ATCs recently, I thought I'd do one for some current Challenges.
I have used my new Quoth The Raven Rubber Stamp Set from SMEARED INK.

My Raven is fussy cut and mounted with foam pads and I added some barbed wire and crochet flowers that I made myself. The blood and drips on the flowers are using the funny little drippy bits that ooze their way out of the hot glue gun whilst it's just sitting there :-)
Click on pic to enlarge...


I've got some other schtuff to show you a bit later on :-)  See ya' xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Smudgy Antics - Dripping

Sunday, 16 June 2013

UNDER WATER FUN WITH ATCs

Happy Sunday everyone,
I have been sunning myself by the pool this afternoon and now am back at the Compy to upload some stuff and do more work :-)

I have made this ATC for the "Under Water" Challenge #89 over at FUN WITH ATCs.
On the backing I smeared some yellow acrylic and blue ink onto bubblewrap and then squished it onto my basecard :-) Whilst the paint was still wet I used a poky tool to make wavy fish scale like lines on it that I later highlighted with Stickles. They look sort of like scales now :-)
The main image in one of mine 'MERMAID' that I have coloured up and she is available from my Shop HERE.  I've only used the top half of her - she is actually a full length image sitting on a rock :-) The little shells are some that I painstakingly picked off a small box I bought on a gift stall. Metal skully from stash :-)




Back again Later xxx

Challenges I am entering:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 215 - Gone Fishing.. Well you might just catch a Mermaid ?? :-)
Paper Creators Challenge 10 - Make It Sparkle
Delicious Doodles Challenge #40 - All Creatures Great & Small





MUSICALLY CHALLENGED

OK - here's my first  Post of the day ... (well actually the 2nd if you count the one where I told you I was back... hahahaha !!   ) :-)

              musically challenged
This time I am sponsoring the new challenge site..... MUSICALLY CHALLENGED.  This is a fabulous concept for a challenge.... every 2 weeks they give you a music video for your inspiration and you base your creation on that ! FABULOUS.... opens up the mind to all sorts of possibilities :-D

So anyways - this time it's me sponsoring Challenge #2 and the music vid is Pink - "Just Like A Pill".

I have put together this little creation - my main character is Honey from the Goth Fairies set by Smeared Ink. I asked permish to remove her wings for this piece. :-) All the other bits are from the Web. 




Right-Ho.... there it is. I hope you will pop over to Musically Challenged and play along.... isn't it just a FABBO idea for a new Challenge !!?????? Don't forget to leave the DT Girls some luuuurrrrve in appreciation of their fabulous creations :-D
See you later xxxxxxx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY 22 - WORLD TOUR SERIES......TEXAS

Well hello lovely Peeps..... Now, I know you've been feeling a teensy bit neglected due to my Compy problems, soooooo... I have multiple images for you this week to make up for it :-D

Continuing with the WORLD TOUR SERIES... we have a whistle-stop tour of..... TEXAS....now please don't give me a hard time about how these are "not exactly wholly representative of our Country/State etc"... it's just my interpretation OK ????!!!!

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Sexy Cowgirl :-)




The State



The loveable Texas Longhorn



Cowboy
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Right-Ho.... see you later. Enjoy !!!!

YAY !!!.... I'M BACK AT LAST :-D

Hello Peeps,
I am finally sorted out and trusty old Compy is fixed and up 'n' running :-)  Bit of a nightmare eh ?!!! I think he got some sort of technical constipation and couldn't get going  !!  LoL

So - I am now playing catch up to loads of emails, Blogs etc, and have yet to get Freebie Friday done !!!
I have had guests - expected AND unexpected. We had the air traffic controller strike in France and of course, Greece came out in sympathy !!! Ended up with guests staying here coz they couldn't get home after their holidays :-( Still... at least we have wall to wall sunshine, so you have to get a smile on your face don't you ??

Well, I will catch up with you later and have got some things to Post here.... so bye for now.
Huggies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 7 June 2013

SORRY FOLKS !!!

Hello Peeps,
I have had some sort of computer crash so cannot produce anything just now but if you would like last week's FREEBIE FRIDAY, just scroll down below this one and snag her. :-)
Obviously I can't upload anything etc. at the mo' coz I am on other people's computers. Hopefully I may get sorted in the newxt few days

Byeeee for now xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

250 FOLLOWERS ... CANDY WINNER

Hello Peeps.... I am having a nightmare.!!!!  Fate has come to smite me yet again !!!

My computer sort of crashed in the fact that it is stuck on some kind of Start Up loop where it says it had a power supply problem blah, blah and will re-start Windows in 30 seconds. OK, I say, then it starts - I get the Windows XP screen and then it goes to sleep and starts all this countdown all over again... and again.... and AGAIN !!!!!!! I am doing my nut !! Don't know what to do and my Techy is in UK on hols :-( :-(  boo hoo !!

Anyways, I am on this other computer where I can't download or nothing and can't access my schtuff and I remember I haven't done the Candy Winner yet... sorry Peeps.
I used this little number thingy I found and here is the result................................


Enter a lower limit: 
Enter an upper limit: 
    
Random Number:


Ta Da !!!
So the Winner is......... HOUSE OF BEARS  

Please contact me [email on side bar under my profile pikkie] and I will arrange to send your goodies out to you. Congrats xxxxx

Things may take a while now Peeps as I shall be borrowing computers here and there until I can get mine sorted :-(  Anyone who knows how to fix it.. feel free to let me know !!

Mega Hugz xx

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY 21 - VAGUELY GOTH

Hello and welcome to FREEBIE FRIDAY.... even if a little late.
This week I offer you 'VAGUELY GOTH'. I was inspired by a friend of mine..... KRISTY.... this one's for you KristyMou xxxxxxxxxxxx

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I am in the process of sorting out the 250 Followers CANDY.....hang loose Peeps :-) xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

SKULL APPRECIATION DAY

Hello and welcome to SKULL APPRECIATION DAY.... Giant Blog Hop with SMEARED INK... and let's hope you Hopped in here from the Amazing ALETHA... if not - don't worry.. the full list is below :-)


Sorry for being a little late but I have been in Hospital :-(
My Project is a hanging 'Thingy'... for want of a better word. :-)
I printed out my digi skully 12 times and then folded each one in half and stuck them together in a continuous circle.  He looks at you from wherever you look  bwahahahaha !!!    Then I threaded some beads, feathers, chains and ribbon onto a fixing and then threaded the wire right through. I used a small print-out of the SI poster at the top.
Click on Pics to enlarge :-)





Now there are lots and LOTS of Peeps participating in this HOP and the list is below. I hope you sit with some coffee/tea and go through to see all the gorgeous creations AND - there's some FREEBIES in there along the way :-D

OK - so I hope you enjoyed this and you're now off to visit the Marvelous MIRANDA .... don't let it all blow your Skull !!!! hahahaha !!!

Thank you for visiting  and don't forget to leave a little Luuuuuuurrrrve on your way round :-) xxxxx.
 Blog Roll:
Terra
Tori
Laura
Kapree
Kristy
Sandy
Jacki
Rick St Dennis
Airless Chambers
Wendy
Julia
Susan
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Kay
Miko
Creepy Glowbug
Aletha
Ike... You are Here
Miranda
Hazel
Monique
Shoni
Suzi
Leigh S-B Designs
DominoART
Alison
Donna M
Donna W
Jane
De Stempelwinkel
Evil Edna
Jenn
Steph
Anna
Bombshell Stamps
Helen
Shell
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Fiona
Serena
Little Black Kitten
Maureen
Karen
Milo
Teri