Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday and challenge #13 Anything but a card!

Gooooooooooooooood Morning to you all and a Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday...is it Summer where you are yet?!?!?  Unfortunately someone has stolen the sun from Scotland...

It's the summer holidays here in Scotland (we're slightly earlier than the rest of the country!!)...it's just the first day and thankfully my kids haven't said that they're bored yet..but I know it's just round the corner!! ;0)

Anyway, in anticipation for the summer I thought I'd draw some stamps to put us in the mood for the beach...and there are even some coloured ones for the ladies and gents who like them ready for printing out in a hurry!!


Now onto the winners of our last challenge.  That challenge was hosted by Team A who are now 'on holiday' for a fortnight..but before they took their break from Teddy Bo & Co cardmaking duties they voted for their favourite cards together with our brand new Team B........their votes came out as follows:

Overall Winner

Runners Up

Congratulations ladies... I will be in touch with you very soon...xxxxxxx


The theme for challenge #13 is

Anything but a card

Boxes, Bags, Bookmarks and even things that don't begin with B LOL! Here at Teddy Bo towers we can't wait to see what amazing creations you wonderfully talented BO-ettes are going to come up with for this challenge, and don't forget you MUST use a Teddy Bo and Co image on your entry. 

Entries to be submitted by midnight (GMT) Sunday 3rd July

For this challenge we are once again being sponsored by the lovely Lynne over at

The overall winner will receive

The winner will also be able to choose three graphics from the Teddy Bo store and the runners up get to choose 1 graphic each.


Check out the fabulous design team creations!


"I've made myself a little file folder in which to keep my Teddy Bea and Bo images together so I don't have to keep searching for them, not that I'm disorganized you understand - except when I'm crafting and I can never find a thing, can't even see the floor half the time."

This is the inside of the file 


"I have made a flower decoration and have used Butterfly Bea.
I have used a scalpel on the wings as the wings are "transparent"
Used some glitter on them, but it is unfortunately not present in the pictures.
This stamp is double and glued on a flower stick, decorated with grass and small flowers."

made for the challenge a book for recipes. It consists of 25 pages which can be filled with favorite recipes.

Here´s my first Candlebag, in Germany they are called Lichtert├╝ten.

and in the dark

I have been rummaging through my crafty cupboard and came across this memo block that has space to decorate.
I must of had this over 10 years and still not done anything with it,
I think its a left over from my cross stitching days
( I have to confess I had  forgotten I bought it really).

I have made it girlie because I'm going to put it on my crafty desk, 
so i have used some of my favourite Teddy Bo images (up to now).

The Papers are from Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist paper pad.
Coloured with Polychromos pencils and sansodor.
I made the paper lace out of a Marianne creatable die.
Lilac card stock.
I thought about sticking flowers to the outside but i don't know if i liked it or not,
so left it for now.

A castle for sweets
A made this castle for my son.
I used Pumpkin Bo, Bo-Boo and Pumpkin Bea
and 4 toilet rolls for the towers : )

and here the castle with drinking straws and lollipops.


We love seeing yours too!...so join in the fun!

and....just like always the link to submit your entries will be on the top right hand side of the blog......x


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday...x

Another Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday............so soon!?!?!  It's amazing how quickly the week comes around when you're held captive in Teddy Bo Towers!!!!  Wasn't that awfully generous of the bears to give everyone who entered a free graphic.....this will be popping into everyone's inbox later today.
I want to thank Colette for keeping everyone up-to-date with the going's on!!  She must be getting insider information from the bears!!....mmmm...and there I thought I was their favourite!!!lol

A little reminder that you still have until Sunday 26th June, midnight (GMT) to enter our Bling it on challenge.



Now let's take a look at this weeks fabulous offerings from the Design Team.

Tammy's card is first up.  

"Bo has been printed on to Bristol Board - this is a very smooth card which is perfect for colouring with Poly Pencils. Always gives a great finish.
Papers are from Tammy's digital collection and she's added more colour to the leafs.
Flowers as always -  Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is so perfect for Bo's outfit, don't you think?
Spider charm is added to give that halloween feeling. "

Then Debbie
"Bo is struggling with his pint (of orange!) which has been coated with diamond glaze and fun flock to give it some froth. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp and the star paper has been hanging about in Debbie's stash for ages."


"For today's Teddy Bo Tuesdays post, I decided to alter a  little picture frame using one of the new Teddy Bea's Teddy Bea _103......such a cute image...love these dress up ones, Gayle :o)

Anyway, in the way of materials I used image Teddy Bea_103,  a picture from from The Range {thinks its Papermania}, painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint, all the flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft, as is the metal corner and the delish butterfly too.  The small metal flowers {spacers} are from The Hobby House.  I have coloured my image with Prisma Pencils, blended with Sansodor!"



"This stamp  is  colored with  Touch  markers .
Stamped  the edges with  a lovely  stamp  from  Stamp Joy .
Text  stamp  is one of  Many Great  from the Norwegian Stamp Sheet .
The edges  are  sewn Wed  with  my little  sewing machine  from  Singer .
Have  Also use  dies  from  Spellbinders ."

"Materials used
I have used Wild Rose Studio Lilac mist papers,
i have coloured the image with my copics and promarkers
The flowers are from wild orchid crafts,
the sentiment is computer generated.
The ribbon is from the ribbon girl.
Martha Stewart doily punch and a paper doily."

Thank Moo!

Meow are you?



"I spent longer digging out my Christmas stuff than I did making the card, it will now probably take me as long again to clear up the mess!!

I've used Teddy Bea 101, Copics to colour her and the papers are Echo Park from last Christmas.
The The snowflakes (the ones I've covered up lol) are cuttlebug and the flowers Wild Orchid."


"I´ve choosen TEDDYBOBEA_053 for my card. As you can see I love the distressed look *lol*. I have used cardstock in pink and old pink and also *Savannah* by SU! for my card.The pattern paper is from the paper pad *Love letters* by First Edition Paper. The edges of the papers I have treated with the paperdistresser.  I´ve decorated with lace and crochet flowers."


I've also used TeddyBea _101 and made a Christmas decoration. No designer papers, but lots of dies, including Go Kreate large scalloped circles, lots of Marianne Creatables snowflakes, a Magnolia swirl and Spellbinders Create-a-Flake 1, also Cuttlebug embossing folder D'vine Swirls. Blue glitter ribbon and bow with ribbon rose from local craft shop, Aurora borealis crystals from Mei Flower, crystal headed pins from Creative Treasures and lots of glamour dust.

  Catch you soon....Gayle and the Gang..xxx