Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday

Well hello there friends....and how are you all today!?!?! 

We've had a busy week already....have you managed to catch our 'almost' daily posts?!  As from next week we will have something everyday to keep you entertained and amused.  We really hope that you can come and sit with us a while with your favourite cuppa and maybe even learn something new with our tutorials...or perhaps you're stuck for a nice sentiment to put on a card....or you might want some inspiration and would like to see what other people do with the bears...well, we hope that we've got it all covered.



We've had a wonderful response but it's been a bank holiday up here in Scotland this weekend and I went away with my family so no decisions have been made yet.....but don't panic...we will make an announcement as soon as we can...x  Believe me...we can't wait for some new friends to join our DT as poor Team B have lost so many team-mates and they need some more to boost their numbers!!

I know I draw such a mixture of things..I mean...what on earth do Army images have to do with gingerbread men..have to do with sledging...have to do with wizards?!?!?!  And to be honest...I haven't got a clue...so I do apologise for SUCH a molotov cocktail of digital stamps!!! ;o)

So.....we're still half way through our 'Wings' Challenge...but sometimes even our DT have to break away from the challenge themes.....so here's some inspiration for you all to look at....x

I´ve been playing with TeddyBea_116 *A wish come true*
coloring with Prismas
cardstock by SU
backing paper from pinkpaislee
cutting dies by Magnolia
I´ve decorated with lace and rhinestones

I´ve played with the image TeddyBoBea_076 *Stork* coloured
Cardstock from SU and ColorCore
Backing paper from First Edition Paper
Embellies: buttons and brads

There is a waterfall card, you pull the tape and then you see several small cards.

I used:
Stork babies - Coloured
Paper from Pink Petticoat

Wish upon a star ready coloured in Blue and First Edition Up Up and away papers - simples - like me

Papers from Paperdesign.
Flowers from WOC, Kort og Godt and Bikuben.
Charms and pearls from K&G

I have made a quick Halloween candle with just a bit of ribbon wrapped around the candle and the oh so cute Teddy Bea stuck on. I have planned on making a whole lot of decorations with this theme.

I have used the new Bea Wizard image for my card this week, I have coloured her in Photoshop as usual, used Yummy Clipart Fairy papers, a Cheery Lyn die, and a Stars embossing folding. I made the circle sentiment myself, and ribbon and beads are from stash. For the things with wings element I have added a little owl charm (Bea thinks she's Harry Potter and needed a Hedwig!) which came from Ewe 2 can craft.

Remember we always love to see your cards on our Facebook page...the links are on the Teddy Bo and Teddy Bo Challenge blogs.....and Nicole, our Spotlight Co-ordinator might just spot you there and do a feature on you on our regular Sunday spot!!!!

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday...NEW Challenge

Have you applied for the DT yet!??!
Have you been checking out our Thursday Teddy  Bo Top Tip tutorials yet?!
Have you been to see the Sunday Spotlight yet?!
Did you see the Saturday Sneek Peek!?!?
Are you ready for Mojo Monday!?!?!
Do you read our Fairytale Friday!?!?

Can you see a pattern here?!?!

We're trying to provide you with entertainment every day of the week....lots of things are happening in Teddy Bo & Co Towers and we really hope that you will continue to travel with us on our journey...so make sure you sign up for both the Teddy Bo & Co AND the Teddy Bo Challenge Blogs so that you don't miss out!!

So......Whats New in store this week!?!?!

Now, onto the challenge news...x

and this week it is 
Things with Wings
make a card or project containing a Teddy Bo and Co image, and make sure there are wings in there somewhere, birds, bees, butterflies, fairies, Oliphants!, show us what you've got.

and what's the prize?!?!

10 digital graphics from the Teddy Bo & Co store
and remember, you've got to be in it to win it!!

Our last challenge had some wonderful entries...did you go and have a look?  It makes it very hard to pick a winner when they are so beautiful....but pick a winner we have...and I'm delighted to tell you that our overall winner is:


and our runners up are


Ladies.....congratulations!!  All the cards were just beautiful for this challenge..x

Can the winners please contact Gayle via the website to claim your prizes and winner's badges....thank you xxx

So, with our new challenge comes new cards....but with so many of Team B moving on to pastures new we're very low in numbers this week...but I'm sure you will agree that all the girls have made a wonderful job...xxx


Tammy printed Bo off on to Bristol Board. Coloured with Poly Pencil, blended with Sansodor.
All flowers / gems, are WildOrchidCrafts.
Papers are FIRST EDITION - Animal Antics....paper has butterflies on.
" Taking it Easy " sentiment was computer generated.
" Special Day " sentiment, LOTV
Butterfly die - Marianne Designs
Finished card measures a huge -  7 inches x 7 inches.

I have used Teddy Bea with the gift.
I have bought new crayons from Bruynzell that I have used, and are very happy!
The butterflies are from Marianne Design's large selection of Die.
The text stamp reads "Congratulations"
I have also used red glitter-stick.

I´ve used TeddyBea_003 *When you wish upon a star*coloring as always with Prisma pencils
Bazill Cardstock pink and brown
backing papers from First Edition Paper
I´ve decorated with a swirl and rhinestones.

I´ve used TeddyBea_011 *Sweet little angel*
Cardstock: from Bazill in dark red and Savanne by SU
backing paper: Maja Design
Embellies: parcel string, buttons, heart brads

I used:
Teddy Bea 144Papers:
Butterflys: Marianne Design
Banner Pennants Die set Whimsy

Debbie has used TeddyBoBea_073 and has been singing the song from Dumbo ever since.
The papers are MME Fine & Dandy True Blue
and the balloons were made with a Woodware punch. 

Papers from MME
Owl charm from Kort og Godt, so it fit our things with wings :)
Flowers from Helle (thanks sweetie!)
Seambinding and a swirl!

I have used one of the pre-coloured image from this weeks new releases,
Papers are Nitwits Crabapple Too
I also used a Martha Stewart punch, Marianne Creatables die
and a Magnolia DooHickey for the Butterflies. 

You have until Midnight GMT, Sunday 2nd October to get yours in,
and don't forget there is a fabulous prize up for grabs!

Make sure you check out Top Tip Thursday over on the Teddy Bo blog this week as there will be another fabulous colouring tutorial, this time using pencils.


Catch you soon....Gayle & The Gang..xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Just wondering if there's a market for this kind of rubber stamp!?

Hi ladies and gents...just wondering if this is something that people would be interested.

This is a collage of some STEAMPUNK stamps that I'm working on.  Is this something that you could see yourself using?!?!!?  Feedback would be fantastic if you've got a couple of minutes...xxxx

All completely original ideas from my mind (ooops...me thinks I need a holiday!!)  SO far removed from Teddy Bo & Co graphics but I just loved doing them!!!
Gayle xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday

Happy, Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday....!

Oh my goodness, is it windy where you are?!?!?!  It's VERY windy here in Scotland!!  I hope that the weather isn't too bad for you.

Now...got a few things happening this week.  We're midway through our current challenge  (Say it with Flowers) and it's to win the Teddy Bo Ten (10 graphics from the Teddy Bo & Co store)...so get your cards in before Sunday 18th September.

Our new releases are shown below....we're heading towards Autumn very quickly and with that brings leaves on the ground, pumpkins big and round and witches all around!!!  So, to start that off we've got a few fun images for you to play with.

We're also looking for some new members on our Design Team.  We have had a few girls join our party for a short while over the past 8 months and like everything things, and people, move on.....their contributions have been wonderful and I thank them all from the bottom of my heart...but with empty places we have lots of spaces!!!!

Check back tomorrow for full details as to what's required for our DT and how to apply.


Now....haven't our DT made some WONDERFUL cards this week.......!?!?!  I think we can tell which Bea was a favourite at Teddy Bo Towers!!! ;o)

Clairebears x
I have used Teddy Bea and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers we're free with a magazine sometime ago. The "Happy Birthday" stamp I have had forever and I think it works perfectly with the image. I have punched out the flowers and added a little gem to the middle.

I have used the gorgeous Leaf Angel Bea, (I don't think that's her real name, but she reminds me of a snow angel only in leaves!)

The background paper is a freebie from My memories, the others are just left over bits in my scrap box and some plain cardstock. Flowers and ribbon are from stash. I used a Nellie Snellen die for the corners and cut the centre out with an X-cut die. The front scalloped border is also an X-cut die.


papers from Basic grey and BoBunny
Sentiment LOTV and the song text from Graphic 45.
Coloured with copics and the stars are a die cut.

papers from Maja design
Flowers WOC
Textstamp from North star stamps
Image...I love it! Teddy Bo130
Coloured with my copics



I've used flowery paper and a flowery embossing folder :c) And have used a coloured Bea.


I've used the gorgeous Geisha Bea and coloured her with polychromos pencils. I've used a new Spellbinders lace doily accent die for the border, a computer generated greeting and some little punched flowers. The background has been over-stamped with a Sakura flower border from Hero Arts.


I´ve used TEDDYBEA_149
coloring with Prisma pencils
Bazill cardstock in yellow-gold and green
backing paper unkown
Whimsy ticket stamps
rhinestones, ribbon



This afternoon I made ​​another card with a lovely TeddyBea_149.
A beautiful design to suit the season we enter in.
Have m√łnsterark from Maya Design.
Tickets from Tim Holtz.
Text stamp from North Star Stamps "Carpe Diem" which is stamped on the cotton band.
From my drawer, I found some leaves in fall colors that I thought matched my card ..

So.......I look forward to telling you tomorrow how to apply for our DT.

Please leave the girls some love...xx

Gayle and the Gang..x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday Says it with Flowers (Team A)

Happy, happy, happy Teddy Bo Tuesday! the children in the rest of the UK have gone back to school this week woohoo!!! more time for crafting!

We've made a few changes to the website.....have you been for a wee look?!!?!?  It's MUCH easier to get round..however, we are still having a few teething problems (it's called Gayle maybe not setting things up properly...she thinks she's an expert with her 'Idiots Guide to Website Design'!!!!!   Teddy Bo might have been better setting it up........ah.....actually...maybe not!!!!
Anyway, please 'bear' (I know, it's that old joke again!) with us while things hopefully settle down with the website and Gayle gets all the things pointing to their rightful destinations!!!
Now...we've got a few things planned for the blog in the very near future....our Grand Mistress of all things Tutorial like...Debbie....is going to be starting a regular feature for us with Hints and Tips for all things bear related...obviously of the drawn variety...this will not turn into the Top 10 of how to tame a bear!!!  So, if there's anything that you're really keen to learn about please drop us a line at toptips@teddybo.com 

We're also about to place our next order for some NEW stamp designs....AND some embossing boards....all very exciting!!! 

Remember, if you ever have an idea for the bears or their friends that you think would be ideal for a card..then just drop us a line via the website and if it's turned into a stamp, digital OR rubber, then you will receive it for FREE as a thank you......x

So...what's NEW in the store this week?!?!

Had a few requests for the horse lovers out there and also for some army based Bo's as some of the bases have got boys and girls returning home soon.....x 

Now, onto the challenge news...x

This week's challenge is hosted by Team A and the theme is 
Say it with Flowers
The weather is starting to change and that Autumnal nip is in the air, so the best chance we have to see lots of beautiful flowers is on your cards and creations, and don't forget it must also contain a Teddy Bo and Co image!
and what's the prize?!?!

10 digital graphics from the Teddy Bo & Co store

and remember, you've got to be in it to win it!!


Our last challenge had some wonderful entries...did you go and have a look?  It makes it very hard to pick a winner when they are so beautiful....but pick a winner we have...and I'm delighted to tell you that our overall winner is:
You win 10 Teddy Bo & CO digital graphics
Please contact us via the website with your nominated graphics (please remember numbers as Gayle's brain works better that way)

and our runner-uppers are

And Sheryl Hare

 Well done ladies
You win 1 Teddy Bo & CO digital graphic each
Again, please contact us via the website with your nominated graphics (and don't forget the numbers as Gayle's brain works better that way doesn't work!!!)

Now...onto some Design Team inspiration


Ok this is my bookcard for Tuesday, say it with flowers, inspired by the talented Helle!
Helle gave me a book for my birthday and I just loved it!
Hope you like it, I think it turned out great!
A lot of scoring, gluing and some bad words...lol!
The image is just sooo cute, love it!

Papers from My Minds Eye, 6x6 paperpad, Lost and Found.
Flowers WOC and Kort og Godt
Charms, pearls and beautiful ribbons from stash.

Love these papers, they're from Bo Bunny,-Father Christmas Collection 6x6
Base of Bazzill and all the matting is Bazzill too
Cheesecloth under the flowers,which are from WOC and Kort og Godt, my absolute favourite flowers!
And I'm sure you recognize the Magnolia swirl...


I've coloured Bea as a Poinsettia and used backing paper that I have had for a while. I have added green ribbon which has "Happy Christmas" on it. And as it is backed onto a kraft card I have coloured a bit of card with my promarkers then stamped "Merry Christmas" onto it.

I have used the Teddy Bea 065 - Bea lying in the flowers, I have coloured her with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers too. I have used little butterfly brad as the stopper for my easel card I have added a bow too, oh and glitter on the flowers - well you have to don't you!

My next card is using Teddy Bo/Bea Tabs 006 - Bea's bubbly smiles - I have coloured it with my Promarkers and my Flexmarkers again, I love the softness on the flowers, the base card is a kraft card and the backing paper is a little bit left in my box. Once again I've added a bow.

I had a bit of a printer accident and he came out a little bigger than intended
but am quite pleased he did now :c) The card ended up being 5x7!
I've used Teddy Bo 017 - I love you bunches and the paper is one of the First Edition pads.


I've used First Edition's 'Spring Fling' papers and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Joanna Sheen.
The image is coloured with a mixture of Prisma and polychromos pencils.


I have used Bunches of Bea and coloured her using Prismacolor Pencils. The papers are by Raspberry Road Designs, Cute as a Button Paper Set. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon, pin and button are from The Ribbon Girl. The doily, and pearls is from The Hobby House.



I needed to make just an everyday kinda card and this Love Dove
image was perfect!!!  I printed the image twice
and cut the birdhouse out so it could extend outside
of the image mat.  I have used some distress crackle paint on
the birdhouse pole. The flowers were made
with various punches and then distressed as well!



My card for this week's challenge uses one of the new releases.
This is such a sweet little image and perfect for all those new babies.
It is coloured in Photoshop and the papers are all Clipart Fairy Gorgeous papers.
I made the sentiment circle myself, and ribbon and flowers are from stash.

I don't really 'do' flowers....so this was quite a stretch for me....thought my floral display on my card was exceptional!!!!lol

We also have a couple of cards to show you using the new FairyDoodler fairy which is also available
 in the Teddy Bo Store.


I´ve coloured the adorable fairy in different purple tones with Prismacolor pencils. I´ve used cardstock from Bazill and the backing paper is from Maja Design.
I´ve decorated only with rhinestones.

I have coloured the Fairy with my promarkers, I have used a odd bit of paper and layered it up onto a Kraft Card blank. I have also added skeleton leaves and a bit of string to give it the rustic feel that I was looking for.

This delightful scene, Fairy, is colored with my pencils.
Pattern Carton is lovely sheets from Autentique.
The feather I purchased from Panduro.
Homemade dragonfly, while the rest of the decorations are from my "storage" of stuff.

This is my journal with the new Fairy and Dragonfly image...x

Catch you all later......Gayle & The Gang..xx