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

1 comment:

Colette said...

I've just picked my chin up off the floor to say OMG!!! Gayle made cards LOL!!! I was overwhelmed by your floral display, you definitely rocked this challenge hehe!
Fabulous cards by Team A, now those girls really did rock the challenge LOL!
Colette xx