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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, 29 January 2014

HOG LOVE + A BIT OF EXTREME SILLINESS !!

Hello Peeps,
I just adore Hedgehogs... and would you believe I actually saw a couple last year and I didn't know we actually had them here on my little Greek island :-D 
I recently snagged a freebie Valentine's Hedgie from SPYDER and today I have just snagged her latest Wednesday FREEBIE - a lovely little toadstool house with the cutest little snail on top. The image is called "One Little Toadstool".  Then... I just got this very silly idea, so off I went to create and here it is .....



I hope this will give her a giggle :-D

If you want to snag your own Toadstool - then pop over to SPYDER's CORNER... but don't forget to be nice and say Thank You !!! :-D

Challenges I am entering:





Tuesday, 28 January 2014

IKE'sART NEW RELEASES AND IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES BLOG HOP

Good morning Everyone,
I am very excited to be showing you today my 12 New images and to be announcing our BLOG HOP over at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES to showcase them.
The Design Team have done some absolutely fantastic creations with the New Images and I have even done one myself :-D

Now - if you are following the BLOG HOP round, then you should have come here by way of the Supremely talented SHELLEY. I am sure you enjoyed her creation. :-)

I have used 'Mermaid' for this piece and this is a totally digital piece coloured in PSE9. This new Mermaid image is not as scary as my other one in the Shop LoL




Now, if you want a view of all my new ones, then don't forget to START and FINISH your Hop at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES, where you can see them and you will also have a chance to win one of these new ones for yourself :-D  Instructions are at IWC :-D   The Newbies will work their way into my SHOP later on today :-)

There will be NO Challenge at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES  this week as we are running the Hop all week to give you time to go round and comment for your chance to Win. :-D Challenges will resume on Tuesday 4th FEBRUARY with Challenge #10. 


OK - are you ready ??? You're now off to see the fabulous KRISTY to see what she has in store for you :-D  
Here's the Blog Roll just in case you get lost xx



Ike  .... You are Here

** Just a little note..... some of our DT Girls live in Canada and the USA so their Posts may be a little later than my Greek start time, so please pop around again later if they're not up when you visit :-D   *** 

Catch you later, and thanks for visiting  xxxx


Monday, 27 January 2014

SMEARED INK DESIGN TEAM JANUARY BLOG HOP

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                                  Ike   You are Here ...

Hello Viewers and welcome to the January Blog Hop from the SMEARED INK DESIGN TEAM.  You should have arrived here by way of the fabulous SHONI
This month our Theme was an Anything Goes/Your Favourite Smeared Ink Image and I have gone for "Dead Dancer Pointing"  Digi single from Smeared Ink of course :-)
I have used her and her partner "Dead Dancer Falling" many times in the past and these are soooo versatile because you can just change the colour of the dress to suit any project you are doing !! :-D  Brilliant !!!.
Here are two cards I made using different colourways......



As you can see, they give a totally different effect. I added some bits and bobs from my paper and lace stash and some hand made stick pins.

I hope you are enjoying our Hop and your next stop is off to the lovely ROCIO 

If you get lost, then no problems - just pop back to the starting point at BLACK DRAGON.

Here are some older projects I made to show you these fabulous images...






Sunday, 26 January 2014

VALENTINE's AGAIN !!! WOT ?????

Me again today,
I decided to play in the A DAY FOR DAISIES Challenge #88 ... "PINK & RED" and they were giving away a lovely little image.... a girl and her puppy which is called 'Hot Coco', and the puppy is carrying the Marshmallows !! :-D
Now I don't like cocoa or marshmallows, but I do like hot chocolate and maybe they would have the same effect in there ?? N'est Pas ??!!

So - here is my card..


I have been raiding the snippets box again, from Valentine's Day last year... I didn't make many here in Greece as they don't seem to be inclined to be mushy and send cards !!!
I printed the little image onto card twice and then coloured the little doggy and cut him out to match the top of the tag. I thought I would try something different again and do a sort of 'spotlight' on him :-)

The Challenge also calls for using pink and red, so I've covered that, and the little dog could be 'love struck' with his marshmallows or his mistress, and she could feel the same about cocoa  eh ?!!

Isn't it nice to get to use a Freebie from someone once in a while. I don't often get to play with them and then sometimes I go on a digi binge and use loads, so watch this space !!! SPYDER has just given out another one, so he might be coming up next hee hee  xxxx

cHALLENGES i AM ENTERING:

A Day For Daisies #88 - Pink & Red
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C220 - Colour Combo 

SCRIBBLES' 100 CELEBRATION

Happy Sunday Peeps,
This weekend SANDY of  SCRIBBLES BY SANDY fame is celebrating 100 Followers over at the SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG . To celebrate, there is a Challenge and Sandy is giving away this delightful little Hedgehog to play along with.


You can find even more gorgeous little Hedgehogs if you go to her Shop HERE.

I have coloured him up using Promarkers and then cut him out to make a 3D image. I cut the heart out from hand coloured paper and then put his hands back over the top.
The card was made with snippets of paper from my stash and some die cut swirls and leaves. I threaded some paper through a border and then made a rose, and I inked it's edges for some added tone.





Challenges I am entering:

Scribbles Designs Challenge - 100 Followers Come Celebrate with Us.
Hiding In My Craftroom #134 - For A Loved One
Simply Create Too #53 - Valentine's Day

Saturday, 25 January 2014

RUDOLPH DAY - JANUARY 2014

Aaaaarrrrgggggh !!! Can you believe how fast January is rushing by us ??!!!! It's RUDOLPH DAY  again and if you don't know what this is by now, it is the brainchild of Sarn over at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE, where we all get together in cyberspace for the 25th of each month leading up to Christmas, and we make cards. The idea is that we don't have a last minute mad dash to get them done. This year Sarn has decreed that we must make 2 or more to enter Rudolph Day and so here are mine.

I used a ton of snippets and stuff out of my "bits box" and just about knackered a sewing needle :-D The Reindeer were die cuts given to me by a friend and I stamped over the top of them. I used a Martha Stewart punch and some Distress Inks by TH. The basic cards I already had festering in a box for years as I wasn't sure I liked the crinkle cut edges (I know I could cut round them to make them straight... I know !!!!)




So there we are - at least I am in the Challenge this month and there are 2 adorable little stamps to be won, so why not pop over and play along at STAMPING FOR PLEASURE.

Challenges I am entering:

Stamping for Pleasure - Rudolph Day  1 January 2014
Craftitude Challenge #57 - Anything Goes or I See Fluffy

Friday, 24 January 2014

WEEK 3 OVER AT IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES

Hello Peeps,
It's Week 3 over at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES - now I know we are normally fortnightly but we are all revved up and raring to go for our BLOG HOP - scheduled for Tuesday 28th JANUARY 2014 - where I shall be releasing 12 new images and the DT Girls have totally excelled themselves in creating projects using the new stuff. You just wait 'til you see their pieces !!!!!! I am sooooo excited.  :-D  :-D

So, this week being kinda' blank, I decided to throw one of mine in just to give you something to look at :-)  We don't want people waiting saying where's the IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGE now do we ??? LoL

Here's my little 'filler' concoction using 'Saucy Steampunk' - and this is a totally digital piece constructed in PSE9.


So - I hope you are excited about our BLOG HOP - and here's a little sneaky peek at one of my new images.......


Ooooh !!! sneaky, sneaky eh ??!!!

Anyways - you still have until midnight on Monday 27th January to play along with our current Challenge #9 - Anything Goes, and there's a little Freebie there for you to play with if you don't already have an IKE'sART image (you can't win a prize unless you use one of mine).

xoxoxox





Tuesday, 21 January 2014

HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE MACABRE MONDAY HDH 180 - FRESH BLOOD TEAM B

Hello Folks and welcome to week to of MACABRE MONDAY HDH 180 over at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE with  week 2 of our Challenge theme 'FRESH BLOOD'.

I have done another couple of pages in my converted camera instruction book, that I am turning into a sort of Journal :-)

I found a bit of scrapbooking paper and stuck that onto one side. I didn't have a big enough piece for the left side, so I tore it up into pieces and stuck them on randomly on that side. Then I swiped it with a coat of Gesso to tone the left side down a bit.

I printed the image onto a background I had made using a 'Brush' from Studio Suzy Q Scraps from her 'North Pole Rub-Ons' set.  This was one of her freebies from July last year. I altered the colour to a dark blood colour.

I then coloured another copy of the image in PSE and then print and cut it out and stuck it onto the original background. Now, I can't remember where this image comes from, so if anyone klnows, then maybe they can let me know ?

I typed out my words using a font called 'A Lolitta Scorned' and then cut up the words. The phrase is by Calvin Trillin and it just made me giggle.  :-D

For those who are not Jewish... 'SCHMALTZ'  is clarified chicken fat we use in cooking instead of butter or lard since butter is a dairy product and that can't be eaten with meat, and lard comes from pork - which we don't eat. We also use the word as meaning 'overly sentimental' or  slushy lovey dovey.... I'm sure you know what I mean. :-D



OK - so there it is.! I hope you will pop over and see what my fellow Minions have made for you to see and also play along with us at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE

Byeee for now xx

Monday, 20 January 2014

SMEARED & SMUDGED DT - PROJECT 3

Hello Peeps,
Here I am today with my 3rd 2014 piece for the SMEARED INK Design Team. I have digi images that I draw exclusively for Smeared Ink too, so why not pop over to the Shop for a browse at the great images there  :-)  There is also The Rubber Club where you can get fabbo exclusive sheets of images :-D 

Now you know already that Smudgy Antics Blog has closed , so now everything is happening in the SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM and we have many Challenges, Workshops, Tutorials and all sorts of fun stuff going on over there, so why not pop over and join us.
I can tell you that there are some AWESOME creations in the Photo Gallery.... just breathtaking stuff, so if you are in need of a bit of inspiration, then pop over HERE.
I've got some videos in the Mixed Media University too if you want a laugh :-D  My Teamies in there have been busy showing you tips and techniques, and you can see them  HERE.

My piece today is going to be entered into a couple of Challenges in the Forum under THE CHALLENGER......  The Rock n Rolla Challenge and the Scrapbook Sketch Challenge.

If you enter any of the Challenges, you can claim this Smeared Ink image for free :-D
There's also a great little 'guy' to be snagged in the Freakie Freebie Challenge :-D

Now then - on to my piece for this week...


Images I used:
Succubus 3 from the Succubus Set at Smeared Ink - exclusive by Ike
Wolf 1 - from Ike'sArt
Bible Frame - freebie from The Graphics Fairy.



Challenges I am entering:
Rock n Rolla Challenge - Smeared & Smudged Forum
Very Sketchy Challenge - Smeared & Smudged Forum Scrapbook Sketch








Monday, 13 January 2014

SMEARED & SMUDGED PROJECT 2

Hello Peeps,
Here I am today with my 2nd 2014 piece for the SMEARED INK Design Team. I have digi images that I draw exclusively for Smeared Ink too, so why not pop over to the Shop for a browse at the great images there  :-)  There is also The Rubber Club where you can get fabbo exclusive sheets of images :-D 

Now you know already that Smudgy Antics Blog has closed , so now everything is happening in the SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM and we have many Challenges, Workshops, Tutorials and all sorts of fun stuff going on over there, so why not pop over and join us.
I can tell you that there are some AWESOME creations in the Photo Gallery.... just breathtaking stuff, so if you are in need of a bit of inspiration, then pop over HERE.
I've got some videos in the Mixed Media University too if you want a laugh :-D  My Teamies in there have been busy showing you tips and techniques, and you can see them HERE.

So - onto my piece. I decided to do another couple of pages in my altered 'camera instruction book'.... or was it a mobile fone book... I dunno now, but anyhoo... here are the next two pages.



The images I used are all from SMEARED INK:

'Mad Eyes' from the "Anatomy 101 Set"
'Hour Glass' from the "It's About Time Set"
Background papers from the "Zombie Killa Set"

The pocket watch paper is from my box of scraps and I don't remember where that came from. I added the Hourglass on foam pads for a bit of pop !!

I hope you will pop over to the FORUM and have a snoop round.

See you later xoxoxox

Challenges I am entering:

Quirky Crafts Challenge #1 - Eyes Wide Open
Fairy Tale Challenge #84 - Re-cycling






Saturday, 11 January 2014

A LITTLE LIGHT RELIEF

Happy Saturday Peeps,
I am really busy this end with card orders, new image drawing, DT stuff and I also have some sort of virussy problem thingy going on with my computer !!! Total pain in the butt.
Anyways, I fancies a little light relief so I made a card for the DIGI DARLA's Challenge #96 , which has a glorious snow scene photo for inspiration.
Here is my effort using Digis Darla's "Cat n Cloak" .
I have coloured him and printed him out 3 times so I could decoupage him.
I printed some trees on the backing card using a stamp from the Winter Wonderland set from Banana  Frog. Sadly, I can't find anything about them now and I think I read somewhere that they closed down :-(







Challenges I am entering:

Digi Haven Challenge  - Baby It's Cold Outside
QKR Stampede Challenge #70 - Snowflakes & Sparkle



Monday, 6 January 2014

SMEARED & SMUDGED WITH SMEARED INK - 1st PIECE FOR 2014

Hello Peeps,
Here I am today with my 1st 2014 piece for the SMEARED INK Design Team. I have digi images that I draw exclusively for Smeared Ink too, so why not pop over to the Shop for a browse at the great images there  :-)  There is also The Rubber Club where you can get fabbo exclusive sheets of images :-D 

Now you know already that Smudgy Antics Blog has closed , so now everything is happening in the SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM and we have many Challenges, Workshops, Tutorials and all sorts of fun stuff going on over there, so why not pop over and join us.
My piece is for the Anything Goes theme and I have used images from the 'Specimen Jar' set and also 'Skeleton Dancer' single image.


I made a grungy backing from some old cardboard and tore it to expose the inside corrugation. I stuck on some Masking Tape to give texture (as per SHELL's Tutorial - CLASS #11 - at the MIXED MEDIA UNIVERSITY, where I am one of her Teamies  :-D    I've never done this before but I love the effect I achieved with the cardboard and tape. :-)
I painted the whole thing then with Gesso. Then I distressed it with inks and added some glitter. The wings are from my 'snippets' box and the rose from my stash. I daubed some ink on my rose too, to tone it down as it was far too pink !!! I then made a Stick Pin with a skully charm. I made a ticket with the skeleton image and with the main image, I altered the colour/hue of the Digi in Photoshop to fit it with my scheme.

I hope you will pop over to the FORUM and have a snoop round.

See you later xoxoxox

Challenges I am entering:

Anyone For Anya - Corrugated Cardboard
Challenges for Everybody #37 - Anything Goes
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Use a Charm Challenge 
Open Minded Crafting Challenge #1 - New Toys or Techniques (grunge is new for me  LoL)





Saturday, 4 January 2014

MIXED MEDIA UNIVERSITY - TUTORIAL #13 AT SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM

Hi Peeps,

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Just dropping in to tell you that my latest Tutorial for the MIXED MEDIA UNIVERSITY over at SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM has just been published. I am showing you how I made a Paper Sculpture Dress. Tutorial #13 by IKE.
If you would like to view the Video, then please pop over to the FORUM here

There's always masses going on in S&S so why not pop over and check out the Challenges and other coooool stuff there :-D

HELLO AGAIN PEEPS

Hi everyone,
I hope you all enjoyed your Holiday festivities :-)
I am here today to show you my latest creation for QUOTH THE RAVEN - CHALLENGE #28.... ANYTHING POEs.
My Teamies have produced some wonderful things for you to see and we are getting ready to announce the Winner of our 100 Followers Blog Candy (slight technical hitch, which I am presently trying to resolve !!!)

Anyhoo - here is my piece this time...



I have used one of my images "Poe Bust" which is available from my SHOP and have also used one of my new Tonic Studios Dies that I treated myself to for Chrimbo  :-D  This one is called 'Butterfly Princess'.
The backing is some green mirri card and I attached a pocket calendar to the front :-)

I hope you will come over and see us and play along - ANYTHING POEs... so long as your creation is related somehow to Edgar Allan POE.


Challenges I am entering:

Pumpkin Spice Challenge #53 - Something 2014
Open Minded Crafting Challenge #1 - New Toys or Technique



Wednesday, 1 January 2014

LAST CHANCE FOR CANDY

Hello Peeps and a HAPPY NEW YEAR  to you all.
Just popping in to tell you that it's nearly your last chance to win candy over at QUOTH THE RAVEN.
You've got until the 3rd JANUARY 2014 to be a Follower AND make a comment to be in with a chance to win. :-D
You wait until you see the GORGEOUS Rubber Stamp Plates that are part of the CANDY :-D  :-D !!!!!!