Saturday, 29 January 2011

:~Normal service will resume shortly:~

Due to a rather full diary this week I have been very negligent of my Blog duties but I promise to get back on track as soon as possible.....decorating daughter's bedroom this weekend but will pop on tonight hopefully with our FFF Challenge winner and new graphic amongst other things.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

:~Oh my entries for our FFF challenge?!?!:~

Just a quick note to say that our Fairydoodler Friday Freebie Challenge closes tomorrow (Thursday) at 11.59pm (GMT) entries yet but we're hopeful that people can find some time to make something!?!!??! :o<


Monday, 24 January 2011

For those of you following the Teddy Bo Challenge

Hi Ladies...just a quick shout of for those of you following the Teddy Bo Challenge.....our winners have been announced....maybe you can come and visit us over there to wish the winners well.

Click here to visit the Teddy Bo Challenge.


Friday, 21 January 2011

:~We have a Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Winner:~

Woohoo....we have a winner for last week's Fairydoodler Friday Freebie Challenge....ladies and gents, please put your hands together for ..................

1. Jackie (Overall Winner)

2. Anne

3. Kim B

Thank you for all gorgeous entries and we hope that you'll join us this week for our Fairydoodler Friday Freebie Challenge....this week we have a 'Teddy Bea' theme!!!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

:~What's on my desk Wednesday:~

Hello everyone....just working on some ideas for a sewing set for due for release in a couple of weeks over, this week's... 'what's on my desk Wednesday' can be seen above....if you have any ideas for a digital stamp with a sewing theme I'd love to hear from you.


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

~:Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge:~

Hello to you all.......just a quick reminder that we only have 2 days left for this week's Friday Freebie Challenge...we have one beautiful, but lonely, entry this week so far.


:~Lots of goodies at Teddy

We hope that you enjoy looking at all the new goodies in the Teddy Bo & Co store today....Bo & Bea are getting all romantic in the run up to Valentine's Day. Remember to drop by the Design Team Gallery to see what FairyD's Angels have made and there are only 4 days left for Teddy Bo's FIRST Challenge......our entries so far have been UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS.

FairyD x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

A Teddy Bea stamp inspired by a little girl......

I wanted to share a little story about one of our new stamps due to go into the store on Tuesday....I was contacted by a lovely girl in Norway who was applying for our Design Team but sadly the call had I do with everyone who contacts us I went for a wee look round her blog and found a photograph of a beautiful little girl.....I loved the picture so much that I wanted to draw Teddy Bea to look like her.....and below is what I came up with. Tine was disappointed that she didn't get in to the DT but I 'think' she was a tad happy that I used her daughter as inspiration!! Her blog is in Norwegian but she very kindly translates for us.....

Tine's blog is here


Saturday, 15 January 2011

:~Our 100 followers draw:~

Hello's my daughter making the draw for our 100 (now 108) followers draw. Our winner is:


You get to choose an idea for a personalised stamp made JUST to YOUR if there's ever anything you'd like to see (like the little cutey pie in your profile) then that could be yours.

And remember ladies....when we get to 150 followers 3 of you will win the draw!!!!!


Friday, 14 January 2011

:~Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge Winner:~'s that time again!!

We want to thank you for the entries last week...again a great response....and fantastic cards to chose from. I asked my teenage daughter to chose for me and her top 3 (with overall winner) are:
  1. Jen McLaughlin

  2. Kate Edwards

  3. Ultramum

Well done did a fantastic job....and we hope that you can find the time to join us again in the future. I will be in touch with your 'badges of honour'.


Thursday, 13 January 2011

~:Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge:~

Hi Ladies.....quick reminder that the Friday Freebie challenge closes tonight at midnight MY time (GMT) as my little eyes can't stay open any longer than that!!! ;o)

Remember a Fairydoodler kit for the winner.


Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Yeeha.....we have 100 followers and as promised we will have a draw for a personalised digital stamp. Will start typing out all the names ready for the draw tomorrow..will get one of my kid's to pull out a name and I'll post it on the blog. THANK YOU LADIES X

:~What's on my Desk Wednesday:~

Good Morning all

It's been a manic few weeks.....once Teddy Bo & Teddy Bea popped into my head just before Christmas I became obsessed with drawing them so haven't had much of a chance to do anything else!!!!! Thought I'd start back with my weekly calendar of for those that haven't been following since the beginning (Nov 10) this is how my week 'should' pan out:

Monday~ "Make a new friend Monday" ~ a chance to bring along a friend and receive a free thank you graphic when your friend nominates you for their introduction.

Tueday~ Just a day for me to ramble on!!!...but remember we have "The Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge" over at also, new graphics loaded at the store.

Wednesday~ "What's on my desk Wednesday" ~ A wee glance into what graphics, or maybe even crafts, I'm working on and where you'll be able to purchase them from.

Thursday~ This is the day our weekly challenge on the blog busy trying to get any last minute participants

Friday~ Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge, new graphic released and winners announced.....we're considering changing this to the 'Fortnightly' challenge to give more people time to enter.

Saturday~ Sneak a peek Saturday....quick glance at what I'm drawing that day!!

Sunday~ I'd like to say, thank you for visiting that day but it will just be jiberish you'll be reading....or will it!?!?!!?! ;o)

So...going with this plan I SHOULD be showing you what's on my desk right now....well.....there are so many things on it right now not too sure whether to show you more Teddy Bo & Co or even Percy Penguin....or some Valentines!?!?! What do you think!? What would you like to have a peek at?!!?

ALSO......we're 2 followers away from our first 100.....again, for those of you who have been reading regularly there's a draw for a FREE DIGITAL STAMP DRAWN COMPLETELY TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS for the winner....when we get to 150 of you 3 of you will win and for 200 followers there's the chance for 6 of you to win a digital stamp and one of you to get it in a clear, THAT'S exciting!!

Because it's Wednesday you only have today and tomorrow left for our Friday Freebie's a boy graphic this week..and we all know how rare they are (that's going to change though!!) get over to the Friday Freebie Page and grab that 'dude' and let's see what you can do with him!!!

FairyD x


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

~:...and last but not least, the lovely DEBBIE:~

We are delighted to announce our final member of our Design Team.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome DEBBIE:

"I'm from about halfway down the East side of the UK and live in a tiny village with a shop, a school, 2 pubs and a scattering of houses with my current husband (I like to keep him on his toes), my 10 year old daughter, a posh Persian cat, loads of budgies and a pond full of fish. I work part time mostly from home for our local council. I originally started crafting when I got a sewing machine for my 10th birthday then moved onto cross stitching and finally cardmaking about 5 years ago.
I now mostly make cards although I do pick up my needle from time to time especially in these dark winter evenings. If I'm not making something I'll have my nose stuck in a book preferably a historical novel. I'll try anything card wise but have a love of the cute and furry so grown up, distressed and vintage is a real challenge. Therefore being a Designer for a blog dedicated to cute furry bears is like being in heaven with bells on!"
Debbie's Blog can be viewed here...please drop by for a looky and to say hello



Come on over...the new store's open...the coffee's on.


Monday, 10 January 2011

:~Oh my...another wonderful designer..HEIDI:~

I can't believe how lucky I am to have such wonderful designers on our BRAND NEW Design Team....if only you knEw how quickly these girls have pulled things together...okay, let me tell you....4 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, with out further ado, please welcome HEIDI:

''I am a stay-at-home Mum and part-time craft demonstrator at Craft Shows. I have been crafting for about ten years, blogging for three. I love stamping and colouring cute images, and playing with bright fun papers & card. I am married to David, have three lovely girls - Amy,
Jess & Georgia and a houseful of pets. Our two cats Molly & CoCo rule the house and love to sit and watch me craft.

I started making dolls cloths for my Pippa dolls when I was ten, knitting scarves for all of my teds and then the cross-stitch bug got me and I have spent many hours completing 'Winnie The Pooh' samplers for my girls, so crafting has always been my thing! I am never happier than when I am in my craft room surrounded by lots of buttons, ribbons & chocolate!''

Heidi's fanastic blog can be found here...please pop over for a wee looky and maybe leave her a wee comment.


:~Please put your hands together for COLETTE:~

Another Talented lady with a capital T!
We are tickled pink to announce that COLETTE has joined our Design Team

I'd personally like to take this opportunity to say...I don't know how Colette manages it all....she has a busy timetable and we're delighted that she has squeezed us in too!

"My name is Colette (obviously) , I live in Liverpool and am married to Eric, we have 2 beautiful daughters Stacy and Meg, and a very handsome grandson ( I know we all think that about our own, but he truly is LOL!) called Will. I don't go to work as my youngest daughter was born with a condition called Arthrogryphosis, she is disabled and uses a wheelchair to get around, I am her full time carer, looking after all her personal care etc., I also pick Will up from school a couple of afternoons a week, he can talk the hind leg off a donkey LOL! so no peace once he is here.

I suppose my crafty life began when I took up crocheting aged 10, but really took off when I was pregnant with Meg and started cross-stitching, I've also done cake decorating, flower arranging, Faberge style egg decorating, (which I taught at night school for a while), scrapbooking and of course card making. Through scrapbooking I discovered digital products and have never looked back, if I can do it digitally I will! I am completely addicted! I don't know how long it's been since I bought a piece of 'real' designer paper.

I use Photoshop for all my digi work and I absolutely love it, I think I would have a nervous breakdown if I ever lost it LOL!

It is a great pleasure to be part of the Teddy Bo and Bea design team. The digi stamps are so fabulous that it is easy to design cards and projects around them."


Colette's blog can be visited here and we hope that you will pop along for a wee visit.....we have another 2 ladies to introduce to you all....this might not all happen before the door opens in our shop tomorrow morning at 9am GMT but by the time a lot of you have woken up we'll all be in place. Can't wait for you all to visit
B8B99D5434CDF7CF5EDA3AF54347F8EC up to the mic is....LISA:~

Good Morning Everyone

Oh it's Monday morning and normally I would be thinking....oh..another week..but instead I'm thinking....oh we launch tomorrow!! AAAAAAAAAAA!!! Got a few wee tweeks left with the website and a couple of boxes to unload but we're just about ready and we can't wait to show off our Design Team's cards...Oh My Word....they are STUNNING!!!!!!

Before we get there though we have another member of our Design Team to announce:

Ladies (and Gentlemen) please welcome LISA to the team.

"Hi, I'm Lisa and I live in Norfolk, UK, with my partner and 2 children. I work 2 days a week as a Medical Secretary at a local NHS hospital and in my spare time I love to make cards for my family and friends.
I have been a keen crafter since I was a child when I would spend hours colouring, drawing, painting and making 'Plaster of Paris' models. In my early twenties I was a keen cross stitcher for a number of years until the birth of my daughter in 2000.

I have been making cards for about 5 years but also do a little scrapbooking. I love cute images and my favourite embellishments are flowers. In my opinion they really add the 'finishing touch'. "

Lisa's gorgeous blog can be found here and I hope you can pop by and have a wee look and maybe leave her a wee comment.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

:~Please can you welcome CLAIRE to the stage:~

Good Morning All

Day 2 of our Design Team Announcement
We are delighted to announce that Claire (Clairebears) has joined our Design Team.

Claire is mum to a beautiful and VERY talented daughter who is a member of a Theatre Stage School. She is married and has 2 very spoiled cats. She works part-time in an office (to fund her crafting habit!!) and loves it. Oh...and here's a shocker, she also provides "Mum's taxi service" on a far too regular basis!!!

She loves card making and has been doing it for years! Her earliest memory of crafting is making paper clothes for her poor Sindy Doll (The British Barbie). She started trying to make cards with cross stitch but that took too long so changed to paper-crafting which has now taken over!

Her poor husband often comes home to find a mess *cough cough* through the house and burnt dinners :) Gosh...that sounds familiar!!

(I know it's naughty, but this is one of Claire's cards...isn't it gorgeous.
Don't tell anyone that I've put it up.)

Claire loves making cards and she has just discovered Digi Stamps which is amazing - she says "if you've not found them yet, you dont know what your missing! I love crafting as you never know what your going to end up doing next! Or what you'll discover!"
Claire's blog is here and we'd love it if you'd stop by for a wee look and maybe even leave a 'hello' for her here.


Saturday, 8 January 2011

:~You've GOT to see this:~

Isn't this just STUNNING!
Tammy has been playing (I wish I could do this when I was 'playing'!!) I'm so proud of my talented friend. There's more to see at her blog.

I was going to give Tammy's introduction as our Creative Director on our Design Team a separate post but I don't want to 'hop' over this post...I want everyone to see it, SO:


I have known Tammy now for 5 years (ish)....she was one of my first every customers and she was unlucky enough to buy one of my first every kits...thank goodness practice pays off as my early kits were BAD!!!!

We've had a LOT of long telephone chats, we've 'pinged' on MSN a LOT and we even met up nearly 2 years ago on our way home from seeing friends. Tammy has three gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) girls and one beautiful little grandaughter...oh and there's also her hubby...but he doesn't craft so we don't need to mention him!!!!;o)

We have spent the last couple of years on the same digital stores and she has made many a gorgeous card with my graphics. She's always the first person that I send them to.

Last year both of us 'lost our mojo' separately and also lost contact but in November I decided to google my old friend to find out what she'd been up to and I found her blog....I'm delighted to say that the last 6 weeks or so have been frantic, exciting, productive, exhausting but fabulous and Teddy Bo & Bea LOVE their new Aunty Tammy...and she gives me LOTS of inspiration and ideas as what crafters would like as cards. She is MEGA talented and very patient (she has to be, she's got me as a friend) and very generous both with her time and talent.

If there's anyone I trust to tell me the truth it's Tammy...I'm honoured to have her as my friend....and I'm delighted that she's with me on this new journey.

Please make a wee jump over to her blog and see her wonderful cards.

Thank you Tammy x Luv ya babes x


Friday, 7 January 2011

:~Design Team Call CLOSED:~

Hi All
We want to thank the ladies that applied for our Design Team....we had a great time looking through all your blogs but we had to make a decision and we're delighted to announce that our Design Team has been picked.

We will start to introduce "FairyD's Angels" from tomorrow and they have been very busy already...I can't wait to show you what they've been making....oooooh...exciting!!!!!!!!

This week's Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge is also up...we really hope that more of you will enter our challenge as we ended up with over 2100 downloads of last week's freebie, so it would be AMAZING if we had lots and lots of cards to oooooogle over!!!


:~Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge Winner:~

Woohooooooooo we have a winner!! We'd want to thank all 10 entries to our challenge this week...the numbers are increasing, thank you so much for that. Because of that we're going to have a 'Top 3' and an overall we'd like to introduce them:

    Caroline Pickering

  2. Brooke

  3. Jaqi van Jaarsveld

Congratulation ladies and I'll be in touch soon.x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

:~Fairydoodler's Friday Freebie Challenge:~

Good Morning All

Just a quick reminder that this week's challenge closes at 11.59pm GMT tonight (Thursday). We have 7 FANTASTIC entries so far but we LOVE to see your cards. Remember you get to choose ANY kit from the Fairydoodler range if you're drawn..and you can't win it if you're not in it!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

:~CANDY!!!!!!!!! ;o):~

Good Morning Ladies......(note to self, there might be men reading too!!)

Good Morning All

We're really excited at how quickly our followers list is building so we thought we'd do a quick 'Candy' for the blog. (Sadly I had to have this explained to me by Tammy!!)

As the site is a graphic only site I thought I'd do something with a personalised slant, so I've come up with the idea of creating a personalised digital graphic when we get to 100 followers for one lucky person.

So, the rules are as follows:

  • 100 followers - 1 lucky person will get a personalised digital stamp drawn to their specifications
  • 150 followers - 3 lucky people get a personalised digital stamp drawn to their specifications
  • 200 followers - 6 lucky people get a personalised digital stamp drawn to their specifications AND 1 person will get a rubber stamp made of ANY image within the Fairydoodler range or made to their specifications

TEDDY BO's BLOG is still very new and he's looking for more followers so if you could pop over there and follow him he'd be VERY happy......and yes, he'll have 'candy' over there too!!!

So.......there's never been a better time to sign up to follow our blog....we have lots of news to announce over the next wee while and we really hope that you can join with us on our journey.


Tuesday, 4 January 2011

:~Teddy Bo & Bea Teasers:~

Quick wee teaser.....bit of a 'puzzle' might have to move a bit closer to the screen to see them all!!! ;o) Can't make it too easy!!

Feedback would be fab please, just so we know if we're going in the right direction!!!