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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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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

HAPPY MAIL ATC SWAP

Hello Peeps,
I am sorry that I have been sadly neglecting my poor little Blog. June is an insanely busy month for me with card commissions :-(

I received a lovely package for the May VERA LANE ATC Swap and the theme was black + white with a pop of colour and here's what I got from Carole Jones........


Aren't they just super adorable ?
Well - I have doggy and kitty things to do now so I will pop back later and show some of my cards :-D
Thanks for dropping in xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





Tuesday, 13 June 2017

SCRIBBLES GDT POST #6

Hello Peeps and here I am with my creation #5 for my GDT spot at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.



For this one I used  #440 BUNNY BUM  and #408 B BUNNY JOY
I 'paper pieced' the Bunny Bums with real rabbit fur pictures and with B Bunny Joy I tried 'melonizing' using rainbow colours. :-)
The base card was a soft rainbow card I've had for years and and now down to almost my very last piece :-(

Thanks for popping in.


Friday, 2 June 2017

CARD KITS by FIKI

Hi Guys,
I have popped in quickly to tell you about a new idea FIKI has in her Shop. She has put together a really great Butterfly Card Kit and the price is fabulous. Pop over here and have a looksee :-D
http://craftykittycatshop.blogspot.gr/2017/06/card-kit.html


I am busy making cards so hopefully I will have something to show you at the weekend :-D xxxxxx

Saturday, 27 May 2017

SCRIBBLES GDT POST #4

Good morning  Saturday Peeps,
Here I am with my 4th piece for my GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.

Here is my first piece using # 437 ARAMIS, DDD Sept Kit Freebie. Aramis was coloured using Copics and I then cut him out with my new Stitched Rectangle dies.





and here is a second creation using  GONE BUGGYSUNFLOWERS 3 . I printed the sunflowers twice to frame the froggy and used two colours of yellow card. The images were coloured with Promarkers.


I shall be back in later on with a few more bits and pieces.
Thank you for coming in today xxxx



Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

SCRIBBLES GDT EXTRA INSPIRATION PIECE

Good morning  Saturday Peeps,
Here I am with an extra inspiration piece for my GDT spot over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS.


I have made a card using BADGER on the outside with a silly animal pun, and CARRIE BIRTHDAY DIVA on the inside.  Sorry the pictures aren't that crisp..... I lost them in my computer crash and had to snag them back from the Scribbles GDT site :-(



Thanks for dropping in today :-D 



Friday, 19 May 2017

HERE KITTY KITTY - DAY #3

Hello Peeps. 
Here I am with my creation for Day 3 of the KITTY Challenge over at Lost Coast Portal of Creativity :-)
How could I resist  when it's all about kitties ????!

I found a really funny, but true  in my case,  poem by Richard Shaw and have used it for a Journal Page.  My sofa was a bit like this last night when I sat trying to watch the Darts final surrounded and sat upon by 9 cats !!! LoL

The kitty is from Lost Coast and the chair is clipart. The backing paper is " Paw Pattern " freebie from MEINLILAPARK.


Thank you for dropping in xxxx



Challenges I am entering:

Lost Coast Portal of Creativity - Here Kitty, Kitty 3 Day event   25/5



Thursday, 18 May 2017

HERE KITTY, KITTY DAY 2

Hello Peeps. 
Here I am with my creation for Day 2 of the KITTY Challenge over at Lost Coast Portal of Creativity , where they are having a 3 day Kitty Fest :-)
How could I resist ????!

I used one of my brand, spanking new " Party Hats Cats" rubber stamps from Lost Coast.

I coloured the actual stamp with markers where I wanted the colour and then stamped him.
I found a lovely cocktail paper over at MEINLILAPARK, so coloured my kitty to match the paper. Then I made a lemon wedge to put my sentiment on. :-)



Thank you for dropping by xxxx


Challenges I am entering:

Lost Coast Portal of Creativity - Here Kitty, Kitty 3 Day event   25/5



**** BRAND SPANKING NEW SHOP IS OPEN ****


Hello Peeps,
I haven't made much this last week as I have been slaving away here putting the images into my NEW SHOP. :-)
I now have INSTANT DOWNLOADS straight after you checkout - which is much better yes ?!!
I have got some of my DT to test it out and they say it is super fast :-D
I have a little more tweaking to do but at least everything has been moved over from the old place.
The other thing I can do is add Discount Vouchers and Flash Sales - which is awesome :-D I have go the Categories all down the left side AND there is a SEARCH box too - just go into whatever category you look for and then search for images :-D
Thanks for popping in and I hope you have time to go and have a looksee :-)



The old site will be there for a while but will then drop off.
If you have one of my Sidebar Badges, please feel free to update it with a new one here:


and here's a new SHOP LINK  

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

Thanks for popping in xx


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

MY LITTLE CROCHET DOG COMMISSIONS

Me for the last time today (I think) hahahaha

I finally finished a crochet commission for a Border Terrier. The actual bodies are really quick to make but it's the adding of all the floof that takes me days !!
I made a little Yorkie a while back so have added his pics too. It's the same basic body shape but just 'coiffed and fluffed' in a different way to make the  Border Terrier.
I think next time (if there is one LoL) I will make the Border's ears a little bigger.


The basic pattern is by PAM G here:  http://crochetparfait.blogspot.gr/2013/02/amigurumi-yorkie-tutorial.html







 The YORKIE





Thanks for popping in for a looksee today xxxxx




MY LATEST CARD COMMISSIONS

Me again,
I was asked on Sunday for a couple of 25th Anniversary Cards and here is what I did:



Flowers by SAMFLORA, assorted Marianne Dies and new lacy floral trim was a present from a chum :-) The Happy Anniversary was stamped using silver ink but it doesn't photograph easily !


Papers from my stash. I used my new Border Die I got from Fiki at her Shop - CRAFTY KITTY CAT SHOP
*  I ordered it from her Shop but she was very sneaky and told me it had sold out and then sent it to me as part of my Birthday present ! LoL  Isn't she wicked ?!!!  hee hee 

The flowers I made using a Sizzix - Susan's Garden Die Set ..Dahlia, and the trim is from my local Greek haberdashery.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back with my crochet dogs in just a mo'  :-D



Challenges I am entering:

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #179 - Anything Goes   25/5
UnstampaBelles Challenge #68 -  Layering & Borders   27/5
Use Your Stuff Challenge #264 - Metallics  (Silver card & papers)  21/5