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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, 25 March 2017

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ELLADA :-)

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO GREECE

This holiday is Greece's National Day and is always celebrated on 25 March.


In 1821, the Greeks rose up against the Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for almost 400 years, leading to the war of independence. Greece's Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older festival - the Feast of the Annunciation.


Here is a piece of MailArt I have made to celebrate.
The photo of the envelope has been added on as I couldn't get them both to sit nicely for the camera LoL


For my card I used Sybilla Delphica rubber stamp from De-Stempelwinkel. I coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers. I used a page from a Greek newspaper for my backing and added some olives which I fussy cut. My envelope is also made from newspaper. I edged with ink and stamped on the Sybilla.
*  Sibylla Delphica,  was a Priestess of Apollo *



Thanks for popping in xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

De-Stempelwinkel Stampers Challenge #3 - Mail Art  (Awaiting Blog Post)
Creative Artists Challenge #24 - AG Mixed Media  28/3
Scrap & Craft Challenge #1 - Celebrations  31/3







HAPPY MAIL :-)

Hello Peeps,
I have popped in to show you my happy mail I just got. It's a super POCKET LETTER with lots of really cool bits and bobs in the back.
It has come from a super crafting buddy - SUSAN who has a great Blog called " Calling All Crafters ". She's doing a personal project to produce an ATC a day for 365 days - so cool - and she's up to Day 84. They are fabulous - you really should go over and have a peep at them. 
I got a couple that I had admired in my PL so I am well pleased, and she used some of my own digi images :-D . Here's some pics ....



Thank you very much Susan - I love it :-D xxxxx

I might be back later. I am having a bit of crafting now. I was gardening yesterday and this morning, so all my joints are waaaay painfull now and my fingers look like sausages, so going to be taking it a bit easy today !!





Thursday, 23 March 2017

SPRING IS COMING

Hello Peeps,
It's gorgeous here today and maybe Spring is coming after all.
I was inspired to do a card in lovely fresh colours and I used my new-ish Die and Emboss set - from Marianne .... the honeycomb one DF3404.
The image is called  'Bee Fido Puppy ' by SANDRA CALDWELL.  I did him to look like a Dalmation :-)



I used a bit of bee backing paper and some flower buttons from my stash, which I tied on with pale yellow teeny string :-) I used my tiny letter stamps to put HAP-BEE using the cut out pieces from the die and I also used the die as a stencil for the lower part of the card.

Thanks for buzzing by :-)

Challenges I am entering:

Sandra Caldwell FaceBook Challenge - Bee Silly    26/3
Aud Sentiments Challenge #176- Anything But a birthday
Crafty Chicks Challenge #343 - Punches or Dies





Sunday, 19 March 2017

HAPPY SUNDAY

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a bit of a crafty Sunday ? :-)
I've just popped in with this little piece today cuz I have a crochet commission to do, so I am going to go upstairs and finish that in a moment.


My background is some watercolour paper from where I was messing about with rainbows the other day.
The image is from SASAYAKI GLITTER and is called 'Flower Ant'.
I coloured the images with Spectrum Noir markers on heavier weight paper and was much more pleased with the blending although a bit disappointed about the 'bleed out' on the left-hand side of the pot :-(

Thanks for dropping in xx



Challenges I am entering:





Saturday, 18 March 2017

JOURNAL JOTTING

I decided to play with some more SCRIBBLES, since I had got the folder open and came across a sweet BunnyChick and some bunnies and got this very silly idea....................




I covered my journal page is some teeny Easter egg paper and edged it with lime green ink. Then I used some stamps by La Blanche at the corners and bottom edge, using dark green ink. The stamps are NBUS that were sent to me by a crafting friend and I really like these :-)

The images are all by SCRIBBLES DESIGNS :
Hoppy 4
Hoppy 5
Joppy 6
Long Leg Easter Chicklet

All the images were coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.

Sorry I made a bit of a hash trying to mask off the right-hand page :-(

Thanks for popping in. I am off to feed cats/dog etc now :-) xxx


Challenges I am entering:

Art Journal Journey March - Out & About  31/3
Scribbles Designs Challenge #51 - Birds of a Feather  31/3





WASH MY MOUTH OUT :-)

Hello again,

I am here with my offering to the Sisters of Snark, so you must expect that I have a teensy naughty word on here as usual.................. mind you, it is only one word and it's not as bad as my last offering ok ?

I have chosen to colour up my QUEEN OF HEARTS digi - available at IKEsART, and I have used a Freebie paper and tag from MEINLILAPARK, which is just perfect for her.... crisp and clean... as opposed to her potty mouth  hahahaha :-D



I am going to have a play with my Art Journal this afternoon, so I might be back again later :-D   Thanks for popping in xxxx


Challenges I am entering:



CHALLENGE PLAY

Hello Saturday Peeps,

I am having a little play at some Challenges today.
My first card is a bit of a late St Pat's Day piece. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir markers and made a paper pieced body with Good Luck wording in a Celtic font.
The border is made with stamped shamrocks which I then cut out and stuck individually.




My second one has a paper pieced sofa and then I coloured and printed the puppy twice, fussy cut him and mounted with foamies to make him pop out.




I shall be back later with something else :-)




Challenges I am entering:


Sending Pawprints Challenge #4 - Animal Thank You Cards

Scribbles Designs Challenge #51 - Birds of a Feather
Alphabet Challenge -  A for Anything With Wings  31/3
Cut It Up Challenge #117 - Think Green  24/3
Aloha Friday Challenges #90 - Living Things With Wings

Friday, 17 March 2017

OVER THE RAINBOW

Hello Peeps,
I hope you are getting excited for a bit of crafting this weekend ?

I am here to show you the coloured version of this week's Freebie over at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES #84.
I have drawn Dorothy for you  as the Freebie, and yesterday I coloured her up for a piece of my own. I don't usually get to do this but here we are.....



If anyone fancies the coloured version, then just drop me an email and you can have her up until the end of our current Challenge #84 - Anything Goes - Over the Rainbow (28th March 2017).

Thanks for popping in today and I'd love to know what you think of her :-)



Challenges I am entering:

Make My Monday Challenge #41  - Colours of the Rainbow  20/3
City Crafter Challenge #353 - Photo Insp - Rainbow   22/3
Naughty or Nice Challenges # 37 - Feature a Creature (ToTo)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

EASTER PARADE

Hi there,
I have coloured up my latest stamp from BLOOBEL ready for the Easter Parade - March Progressive Challenge.
I used Spectrum Noir markers for him and his background is from MEINLILAPARK - one of her many super cool freebies :-)
I paper pieced his hat with the same backing paper but, because it is digital, I could make it really much smaller to fit with the proportions :-D
I used snippets of green and yellow card to finish him and have again had fun with my new Stitched Rectangle dies :-)




Challenges I am entering:


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

LUCKY BIRDIE

Hello again,

I have just coloured up my Stamp of the Month which is called ' Lucky Lil' Birdie by FROM THE HEART STAMPS.

I made several Patchwork backing papers the other day, so I have used one of those with lots of horseshoes on it to reflect the image. The papers are St Patrick's Day set from FAR FAR HILLS.

I coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers and cut him out with a stitched square Die from Marianne Designs.  I did his horseshoe with a gold pen but it doesn't show up well on photos.
I made some flowers and stamped out some Shamrocks for leaves. I only had little silver horseshoes, so I coloured this one with a gold permanent marker.



Thank you for coming to see me today :-) I shall be back with my Cat Challenge a bit later xxx





Challenges I am entering:

FTHS Free Stamp of The Month Challenge - March Lucky Birdy   31/3
Paper Girls Challenge #123 - Luck of The Irish