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 :-)
Hello Peeps, Well, you should see the mess my workbench is in. !!! I have bits and snippets all over the place... mostly to the right, which is where I 'shove' after I have cut. hahaha I think before long it will all be piling up against the wall, so I decided to make some last minute cards using the snippets up. Here's my first one which is using snippets from MEINLILAPARK Snowflake papers, and some bits of the Bright Christmas ' pack from FAR FAR HILLS . I added a glitter MC sentiment and a gold shiny snowflake. The main image is my little rescue pooch, Moishe, wearing his festive Chrimbo hat. I have had him almost a year now.
This card is for my friends who have his sister pup Mishka, so I thought she might like a photo of her Bruv LoL.
Just dipping in again today Folks with my piece for the DeSTEMPELWINKEL Challenge #21. It is still warm here but I decided to do a chilly, wintry day at the beach. I have used "At The Beach " Rubber stamp set Plate #32.
I stamped the rolling waves stamp in grey several times across the sheet, masking off what I didn't want and then drew some of my neighbour islands on the horizon.
I coloured it all slightly with grey and ice blue pencils.
I then stamped out the pelican on the posts and some extra posts and a little seagull. I coloured these with Promarkers.
I stamped the snowy tree ( b21735) up in the corner and then put some Stickles on the snowy bits.
My embellishment is some die cut fur sprigs and a gorgeous dragonfly from SAMFLORA. :-)
It's not as cold as this down on the beach yet but I expect it will look something like this come February :-D
Well Peeps, I am still toiling away at cards and have got a huge rush on to get the ones posted !! At least going from here TO the UK is so much quicker than coming !! Here is a special one for a good friend who loves Guinea Pigs. The image is from MISS RACH.
My second one is a commission card - the lady lives in Brighton and has 2 Yorkies, so it always has something to do with those things :-D
I used my cutting machine to cut out the window, the tree and the lights. I coloured things using Spectrum Noir pens and then added glitz and sparkles to the tree. The lights were finished with diamond glaze.
I am still finding extra things to do and now I feel I am coming down with something yukky - sweats, headache and muzzy head !!!! :-(
Here I am with my piece for this month's Quest #51 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN. The theme is HO HO POE - MERRY CHRISTMAS and the Challenge is to make a festive piece but it must be somehow connected to EDGAR ALLAN POE.
I have used my images from IKEsART... LENORE and GOTHIC WINDOW and for the scene outside the window I have used a background from SMEARED INK.
I coloured my images with Promarkers and Lenore is fussy cut and popped up on foamies for 3D effect. She is wearing her bestest Christmas frock, and even POE and the Raven are wearing their Chrimbo hats :-D
You have until 6th JANUARY 2016 to play along, so I hope you can squeeze something in there :-)
Here I am with my piece for the new Challenge over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGES and this time we are doing #36 - BINGO. This is my last piece on the DT and I thank Sandy and her Team for having me with them for the last few months :-D xxxx
Here is the BINGO grid that we are playing with...
Simply create a card or other kind of project using any 5 items listed below in a row--across, down or diagonally, it is up to you. For example, you might choose to work with the items in the second row down--glitter, pearls, patterned paper, a sentiment and the colour red. Or maybe you'll choose to use all the items in the last row down under the 'O"--No patterned paper, red, washi tape, blue and some gems. Whichever row you choose, just please be sure to mention in your post the items you have chosen to use.
For my piece I used "Mr Wool 3", "Party Hat" and "Rudy" and I went downwards on the row under the "B"...... String/Glitter/brads/Punch/Brown
I cut out multiple Rudy heads and threaded them onto some red string to make a banner. I added some green and red brads in the corners. Mr Wool was coloured up with Promarkers. My background paper is a freebie from MEINLILAPARK and I also used some punch cut edging and shiny green glitter Washi Tape that was sent to me by a dear Friend :-)
Thank you for dropping in and I hope you will pop over and play along.
Top Scribbler receives $10 worth of digital images, winner's choice Top 3 receives $3 worth of digital images and our other Sponsor this time is........
Donating: 7 digital images, winners choice
Here is my creation -
I have used "ELFS BOOTS" by SCRIBBLES as my image and I have coloured them with Promarkers. All the papers are snippets from my Chrimbo stash box and I used a Lea'bilities ' Holly Leaves + Pine Branches ' n.45.9920 die cutter for my embellie. The button is from my stash and is threaded with some glitter thread.
OK - you have until 15th December 2015 to enter this Challenge so click HEREto pop over. :-D
Hello Faithful Peeps, I am here to celebrate my 5 year Blog-Aversary :-) I am almost up to 350 Followers too - which is awesome. !! It seems not that long ago that I took my first tentative steps into BlogLand and now look at me - 5 years on, several DT positions, got my own Digital image Store and running my own Challenge Blogs :-D I have met so many lovely people here in cyber space and I really enjoy finding out what everyone is doing, learning new stuff and taking part in Challenges. So to celebrate and give back to you what you give to me - I shall offer you this selection of Blog Candy.
Oki Doki. if you'd like a chance to go in the Draw for this package, you must be a Follower on my little Bloggy here (please don't just follow and then drop off after the Draw coz I hate that !!!) AND leave me a little bitty comment down below here, and I will enter all the names for Mr Random Thingy to pick on 30TH NOVEMBER 2015.
If we get to hit over 350 Followers by then too, I may well throw in some extra Goodies :-D (No pressure there then hahahaha LoL ). Please feel free to Post a pickie on your sidebars too if you so desire :-D
Thank you for being out there for me and with me :-D
Hello Saturday Peeps, Well - it's absolutely peeing down here today and I got soaked to the skin when I took Dog up the mountain this morning. I think it just waited until I got up there and the Heavens opened. Dog actually legged it back and went into hiding under the car - I guess he doesn't like rain ?!!! hahaha Anyhoo - I am here to show a card I made this afternoon using some messy stuff - texture paste and alcohol inks and sprays :-D
I used a die cut as a stencil and the background is the silver foil lid from a take-away carton, which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
I added some machine cut snowflakes and the main image is Angel Statue from the " Ancient Cemetery " Plate 56 by DESTEMPELWINKEL. I did her in blue ink twice and cut out the second image of the angel minus the wings to decoupage up for 3D pop. The sentiment circle I got today from Bross Artful Designs. I then stitched my card onto some blue Chrimbo paper and then mounted everything onto a white card.
So, now I have managed to get the inks and stuff off my fingers and I am a happy bunny :-)
My card was inspired by the Christmas Angel Song which I found on YouTube.... it's just gorgeous and you can listen to it HERE
Hi Peeps, Just popping in to tell you we are nearly there for the 1st Challenge over on the CAT LOVERS' CHALLENGE BLOG and there is another FREEBIE for you to play along with and you can snag your Blog Badge now too. I am lining up some fabulous Sponsors for the 2016 Challenges, so let's hope this becomes a hit :-D Click HERE to go there. The 1st Challenge will go live on TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2015 so see all you kitty lovers there :-D xxxxxxxx **** Don't forget the Blogaversary CANDY either................ just scroll up to the TOP POST to enter :-D Entry finishes at Midnight on 30th November and I will do the Draw on 1st December 2015. **** Here is a little ATC that I made using my new Kitty dies. He sits on a dictionary page with words all about Cats. The sentiment stamp comes with the Die Set. This is from Marianne Designs.
I used little snippets of card for the kitty and sentiment tag and I added some Stickles to his bell for a bit of glitz :-D
Hi Peeps, I am so pleased with my latest set of cutting dies ............ they make KITTIES :-D ...... and I am going cat crazy at this end cutting them out in different colours :-) The cool thing is - depending on which angle to stick on the heads or tails and how far apart to stick the eyes, you can give them all sorts of different character and emotions :-D Here's a little guy that I have done to look like one of my many kitties, and he is feeling a bit like Christmas. I have embossed the background with a Cuttlebug Christmas Tree folder and then used the de-bossed side. I added a strip of shiny red tape and a Christmas doodad and there he is :-D
This fabulous create-a-kitty die set is from the Marianne Designs "Collectables " range (COL1353) .
Don't forget about the brand new CAT LOVER'S CHALLENGEcoming to a screen near you on 1st DECEMBER 2015. You can find some info and join up as a Follower HERE. Keep your eyes open for a spanking new FREEBIE about to arrive there ready for the first Challenge :-D xxxx
I'm in again this afternoon with my first ever attempt at DOMINO ART and I must admit that I found it quite intimidating. !! A lovely friend gave me some dominoes a while back so I thought I would have a go at the Challenge. I started by covering the domino with some shiny Christmasy green Washi Tape, that was set to me by a crafting buddy :-D Then I added a red ribbon with a merry Christmas peel off. The little snowflakes are from Bemiss-Jason (in craft shops) and are called Iridescent Snow. They are shiny white on one side and iridescent on the other, so I switched them around a bit.
In the centre I added a Cricut Santa + Reindeers and covered it with Stickles and I put two more snowflakes in the centre. I even gave Rudolph at the front a teeny red nose :-D
I definitely found this a bit daunting, but if you really want to see an expert at altering Dominos then pop over and visit Leigh S-B, Sharpie Domino Queen on her blog HERE.
Hi Peeps, I hope you are having a great crafting weekend so far :-) This is my card using a brand new image from FAERY INK which is called" Twins" and they had a special promotion with a discount on the image and a set of clothes digis to dress them up in. I just couldn't resist these little cuties.
I coloured my twins using Spectrum Noir pens and then I paper pieced their clothes using Pink & Blue Snow papers from MEINLILA PARK.
I cut the twins out and then placed them on a background, which came from a card kit by Crafty Gals at Paper Creator.