IKE"S WORLD CHALLENGE - S.C.R.E.A.M.S. "ME!" - or Anything Goes


What a Challenge Theme over at Ike's World Challenge (here)

My Goodness...How does one choose what to create?
I didn't. I couldn't.  

I chose my absolute favs from what I have contributed to Ike's World Challenge throughout the years -
Using Ike's wonderful and zippy and funky images.
(I continue on with Ike as a Guest Designer)

Please take a gander at Ike's Art Store (here)
You will LOVE what you see!

There we have it.

So, please scroll down to see what


you can pop over to Ike's Art Store (here)
 to purchase the images I used in my Art below.

I am SO looking forward to see what

Be sure to enter a "you" creation
at Ike's World Challenge (here)
check out the other "screamers"

Bless You!


the one that probably describes me the best

Ta Da!

MEDUSA and her sketchy body parts!!!

(and cadavorie stuffs from Ike's Art Store
upon which I did limb by limb digital surgery)


woof woofwoof woof

Ike did - that's who!

Take a look at Ike's World Challenge (here) to see the cutest BOWS creations, both from the Designers and in the Entries.
You can find Ike's Doggies at Ike's Store (here).

For my bulldog, I decided to try my hand at an art style my good friend creates with - pebbles, rocks and boulders.

Well!  Let's say this is not my medium.  Oh my goodness - you should have heard me cursing each and every little pebble I picked up.  First, using my thingidoodle that you make holes for brads, then my tweezers (of every sort) then subserving to what my friend uses - toothpicks.

I tried putting a collar bow of glue on my doggie.  UGH GRRR !&*$(#!

Then I put a blob of glue on my table and dabbed, picked up the pebble and placed (or NOT!)  They stick to the tweezers, toothpick, and not the paper!

My friend Michelle, on the other desk in my Craft Room was mildly sympathetic to my ("@^*&%!") every 2 seconds.

The art piece took me an hour, this little (bleep bleep) bow took 3 hours. Mind you, Netflix was going on right in front of me, but still - FR-UST-ER-A-TING - to no end!

So, what is this to say?

I like the outcome somewhat but what I really learned is this.  You can love what another person does, watch them do it with ease - but massive concentration in my friend's case - but that does NOT mean it is your medium, meant for you to create with, akin to your creative soul.

Oh, I know - you might be thinking "patience, time to learn it, start at the beginning or give yourself a break!"

But - NOPE!

I know when a size 9 shoe is WAY TO BIG for my size 7 foot.

And sometimes, acceptance is the best route. GRRR.

Or, in my case last night, stand up proudly, look those little fricken pebbles right in the eyes and say "@!$%^# - and there it shall be."

In the end though, Praise G-d I am done, I do hope you like my itsy bitsy pebbles and glue and pearl BOW!

My saving Grace here is that the FOCUS is Ike's Digital Doggie that I thoroughly enjoyed coloring!!!

Bless You!

And...it all ends up in Sunshine!
Thanks G-d.


  • 613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week, top DT choices, winners, and crafter's voting by on-line community) - #193 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Totally Technical
  • Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E, Winner and Top Picks - January - Anything Goes with optional twist Anything Goes!  
  • CD Sunday -2W, must use something from a CD - Make it Male (W2 of 2)  
  • Come and Get It W3E No Designer Paper
  • Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - M 1st Sunday, E3, See Blog (sporadic challenge posts) (left comment 1/22 asking 1st or 1st Sun, etc)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #223 Four Legged Friends
  • Penny Black and More – M, no digis3E – January - Anything Goes
  • Pile It On - 2W - Use theme & at least one other challenge - #125 Quotable - Inspired by a quote/lyric/saying (W1 of 2)
  • The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E #1 Anything Goes (Jan 15) ? Ending Feb 5?
  • We Love 2 Create  - 2W, 2E, F, SIO - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes


I have a new role over at Ike's Challenge Blog!
And am pretty excited about this.

I will now be a Guest Designer, working alongside Ike's Designers.  I've been with Ike pretty much since the Challenge's inception and have loved it.  I am a fan, first and foremost, of Ike's Creations.
And I cherish Ike as a friend.

So onward and forward to 2017.  

Ike has changed up the Challenge Requirements for 2017.
Out with the Old and In with the New.

The new requirements, to enter Ike's World Challenge, is for your entry to be 
  • ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST (if anyone cares to use the TWIST as a theme direction
  • To use Ike's Images which you can get at IkesArt Store (of course this would be terrific) 
  • To use the FREEBIE that Ike provides for each Challenge
  • Or to use what you have on hand.

How great and open is that!
The wish is that the Design Team will see all kinds of Groovy, Funky Dunk Art =
The Art that comes from Your Soul!

Few challenges give such a wide array of choices.
I so admire Ike for coming up with this and all its flavours!

Having said this, as you know, it is  rare that I do not use Ike's Images on my blog, but for this particular Challenge being VINTAGE, I was too excited to use up 
my Stash of Vintage Paper Dolls and Ephemera
and not use stamped or digital image.

Oh, the glory of Choices!

Well, I sure hope you enjoy what I came up with and I wish you a Happy, Peaceful, Loving 2017.