Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday (CAS Mid Challenge Reminder)

Good Morning to you all!!!

It's nearly Halloween...oooooh, what a fabulously scary time of year!!!  Not too sure what I'm dressing up as yet......there are lots of costumes at Teddy Bo Towers, but only if you like to wear knitted rubber costumes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have 2 new girlies on the DT AND one of them lives very close to the Towers (which makes it easy for her to escape  go home at night!!)  Liz (Buttons for Brains) has joined us and you can see her lovely card below.  Liz has a wonderful way with very bright colours.  Renee (Creative Paint & Paper) has also joined us and what Renee can do with her little mini albums is just spectacular.  Thank you ladies for joining us..x

So, what's new in the store this week?

Now....wait to you see what our wonderful DT has made this week to inspire you....x

Clairebears x

  I have used the gorgeous Teddy Bo 146 and the oh so cute Teddy Bea 162, I have coloured them both with Promarkers and the paper is from my local craft shop, sorry I don't have a name. I have also added a little red and green card  as well as die cut tree's and a bit of ribbon. I love them and the colours!


I've used TeddyBea_162 today,super sweet ♥
Used my pencils,added some glitter to her flowers,wings and candle.
On the edges I've used Snow paint,a white paint with sand into,from Panduro :)
I've also used 2 different diese from Marianne Design.
Ribbons and flowers are from my box of leftovers


I have used TEDDYBEA_161
Coloured with Copics
Papers from Poppy design, *my Christmasfavorite*
Christmas rub ons from MF
Pearls and that's it!
Short list on theese CAS cards :)


 I´ve played with TeddyBo_146
coloring with Prismas
the cardstock I´ve used is from SU
backing paper by Webster´s pages
sentiment: pp-stamps
embellies: brads


I have used one of this week's new images TEDDYBOBEA_081, coloured in Photoshop,
Martha Stewart's Layered Arches border punch,
ribbon from MeiFlower.
I used Bingo Stars font (DaFont) for the Merry Christmas.



TeddyBoBea 081
Copics/Prismacolour pencils
I think the circle/heart die is Marianne something or other
Embossing folder, hearts?
Button twine
Craftwork cards sentiment


 I used Stampin Up! Paper, well worn. Colored with Promarkers. I used Ice Stickles for the snow and snow flakes. Clear Dew drops for snowflake centers. I cut the snowflakes with my whimsy stamps winter's jewel 1 die. And the smaller with the martha Stewart punch. Most importantly i used  TeddyBea_161.



I've used:
Embossing folder Cuttlebug Swiss dots
Embossing folder Craft concepts In stitches
lilac ribbon


I have coloured TEDDYBO_149 with a mixture of Prisma pencil's and copic's. I've added glamour dust to his hat and ice stickles to the snow at his feet.  I have gone over his paint with glossy accents to give it some shine as you can see in the second photo. The lattice edge is made using my new Martha Stewart deep lattice edge punch and that's it, nice and clean and simple.



Green and gray Promakers
The background I have stamped and embossed with clear embossing
and then distressed with green.

This is my favourite Bo ever - TEDDYBO_051 with no paper just mounted on dark blue card and with 3 gems added. The sentiment is actually a Christmas one from Imagine That




I have used my Cri-cut for the " IT'S YOUR DAY " - using matching paper for normal cut and card stock for the black out.
Papers used are from Panduro Hobby - Winterbird, so, so beautiful.

Lots and lots of Wild Orchid Craft flowers - which as you all know are a must have!
Coloured with Poly Pencils and blended with sansodor.


Remember Ladies and Gents, you still have until Sunday night to enter our current challenge which is Clean And Simple....couldn't be easier!!!!!!!!!   And it's 10 Teddy Bo Graphics to the winner...so what are you waiting for!??!?!??!

Remember to pop back to the blogs every day to find some inspiration...or why don't you join us on our Facebook page???

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

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday (Mid challenge reminder)

It's a Tuesday, it's a Tuesday, it's a Tuesday!!! 

Happy, happy Teddy Bo Tuesday!?!?  What wonderful things are happening in your life right now?!?!  Is the weather nice where you are?!  Have you lost another wee bit of weight?!  Did the postman say hello this morning?!?!?!  I hope we can all find a little bit of something wonderful...even if it starts off tiny!!!


Looking forward to a delivery of a little magazine this week!!!!  There just might be a little feature about a couple of bears we might know!!!!  Details to follow....xxxxx ;o)


After Edna's daughter's wedding last week Teddy Bo Towers has returned to the quiet, calm place that it normally is.......;o)..........we've got a few more celebrations for some of our ladies in the near future which I'm sure will result in FAR too much potato vodka...although it will give Claire yet another excuse to knit some 'little' things!!!  Don't know what I'm talking about?!?!?  Well.....maybe you should visit the Teddy Bo Challenge blog on a Friday!!!


Quick wee reminder that we're just over half way through our latest challenge......but it closes on Sunday 16th October at midnight UK time....and it couldn't be easier.......this challenge's theme is
 "your favourite colour"
  easy peasy, lemon squeasy!!!

So, what's new in the shop this week?!!?

And what have the wonderful Design Team come up with....well.....what a selection!!!


I have planned on making Christmas ornaments for my kids and my nieces and nephews.
These two are for the boys.



Teddybea image 159
First Edition New Leaf dp's
Spellbinder labels 18 dies
Papertrey Ink sentiment
Sizzix/Hero Arts 'Floral' stamps and matching dies
Color box chalk ink


I´ve played with TeddyBea_155
colouring with Prismas as always
cardstock in purple and black from CreaMotion
backing paper from BasicGrey
sentiment by myself
embellies: staples



Image - TeddyBoBea_078
Papers - Boy Trendz 1- Clipart Fairy
Sentiment - Create with TLC freebie
Buttons - Marianne Creatables die - Tags and Buttons
Jute/hessian - Aldi
Coloured in Photoshop



The papers are from Clipart Fairy and I have used a big snowflake that I got from my local craft shop
I have added glitter to it, I have also added glitter to Teddy Bea and a few gems.


Teddy Bea as Dorothy with her yellow brick road and her Ruby shippers


Haunted House Easel-Card
I used:
Tim Holtz, on the fence
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug, Skeleton Scroll
Sentiment by Claire (thank you!)



My favourite colour WHITE!! (The most colourless colour maybe, but I am crazy about it!) =)
The image is TeddyBoBea_017 in sketch sepia.(so cute,and don´t need to be coloured 
when it is so fine as it is)
I have embossed the white papers and the yellow one I have used a Martha Stewart heart punch on.
The image is cut out with Spellbinders



I have chosen TEDDYBOBEA_TABS_002. Printed onto kraft cardstock and coloured
with prisma's, blended with sansodor.
I've used turquoise glitter card alongside Bo Bunny Gypsy Lace.
The border punch is Martha Stewart double loop.
The flower is handmade and the leaves are cut using Marianne dies.
Other than the kraft cardstock that the image is printed onto, the other kraft cardstock is actually the inside of a box of coke cans.



  I've used Teddy Bo_138 for my advent calendar. I printed the number flash cards from Sparklebox and punched the holes with my cinch and added some book rings.



 Altered Gift Bag - TEDDYBO_122
On to my recipe -
     Spellbinders - Shapeabilities - Ironwork Motifs - perfect for a snowflake
12 x 12 papers - Karen Neuburger - Share Bear Snowflakes and Strips & Small Spots
12 x 12 Core Color  Linen texture card stock.
Papermania Kraft Gift Bags.
Small snowflake punch.
Flowers and Gems Wild Orchid Crafts.


I have also used Teddy Bo _ 138 (Scratchy Christmas Carol Bo)
I think he is sooooo cute!! He has been colored with distress inks
and my glitter pen!!!!


This card is for a princess's birthday ♥

The subject I have used is TeddyBea_093 "Ballerina Bea" in the color sepia.
Designer paper I've used is from Tim Holtz "Vintage Shabby"
The text is a freebie, you can find it  HERE
Flowers and ribbon are from the WOC.
Feathers from Panduro
I have used liquid pearls "White Opal" for making the small beads.
Very simple card!!

So ladies and gents.....I do hope that you have found our cards inspiring and we'd love to see what you come up with.  Remember to get your entries in for the challenge to be in with a chance to win 10 Teddy Bo & Co digital graphics...and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Edna's Wordy Wednesday on the Challenge Blog

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

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday - My favourite colours

Happy Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday!!

WOW....what a wonderful response we had for our DT Call...it's VERY humbling when people want to join our DT, which is a VERY happy place AND play with my little bears....Oh my word what a hard decision it was, even harder than our challenges...but we finally picked 4 girls from the list and they have joined us today to show what they've made from this week's stamps...so, please welcome Hazel, Maritha, Laura and Tammy-Louise. You'll see their cards below...x 

Thank you so much to everyone who entered...xxx

Challenge.....WOW...another fantastic turn out.  I think the theme of 'wings' was a very popular one....mind you, who can resist when we can put little flittery things on a card!!!

So.....our Overall winner is
Paola Sullivan

and our runner's up are

 Congratulations ladies, please contact Gayle via the Teddy Bo website and she'll arrange your badge and your prize...x...and thank you to everyone else for entering..x

Now, it's time for the new challenge...x

and this week it is 
My Favourite Colours
We'd like to see cards and projects made using your favourite colours - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Lilac, Pink, Black, Brown, whatever they are we want to see them on your creations.

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!!


So....do you want to see what our new DT girlies have been making?!?!?

Tammy Louise

I've used Teddy Bo 139
Bazzill Stock
The Design Paper is Paper Pizazz (Rust/black plaid) Hot off the press
Copic Sketch and Ranger Distress
Sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs
corner metal is WOC, metal brad leaf is The Paper Studio
Offray ribbon, EK Success dimensional sticker flourish
Tim Holtz filmstrip, Altered party fork and cheese cloth
The robins nest dew drops and The natural paper co natural skeleton leaf



I decided to try and use both my copic's (Teddy Bo) and my prisma pencils (bue sky)
Not too happy with the sky but this is my second attempt so decided I'd best not do a third or I'd be here all day. 
The papers are from the Dovecraft Noel paper stack and the snowflake is a Marianne die cut.
I added chalk to make the candle's glow and clear glitter pen on the flame itself for some shine.


I chose the TeddyBea_150 and colored it with my Derwents. The designer's paper is from an Archiver's paper pad.



I just had to try out this little darling stamp... TEDDYBOBEA_077
Coloured it with my new Promaker pens ,still a little struggle with them but fun fun fun!
I have also used TeddyBo paper, also cute!

and then there's the usual suspects!


my favourite colour - Pink of course!
I hope you like it, this one seemed to make itself!


I've used TEDDYBEA_151 "Pretty Butterfly"
Memory Box papers 'Minuet'
Prisma and polychromos pencils
Spellbinder circle dies
Hero Arts border stamp
Spellbinder's Impressability for metal embellishment


I´ve played with TeddyBo_138 and colored as always with Prismas
I´ve used cardstock from CreaMotion and SU
backing paper from Maja Design
I´ve decorated with a punched poinsettia, brads and buttons
Sentiment by LOTV


I have done my homework after Kathy's tutorial and made my card for today
I think Shabby chic is rather difficult, but I did my best, even though I didn't have the spraypaint or the glitter snow..!!;o)

I have used Teddybea_151 and coloured with Copics, added some glitter and glossy here and there.
The papers are from a blogcandy I won recenly, and some craft. I have painted all the edges with crackle paint and sewed them after that. 
Only white flowers, ribbon and lace :)
and a few pearls from stash, and of course my Magnolia swirl ;)



This is my first Christmas card this year, and have spent wonderful TeddyBo_138
Colored with my pencils.
Pattern paper is from the Pion Design's new Christmas paper
Some old Norwegian text stamp had to be recalled.
Have been inspired by Kathy, so I've used some Crackle paint on the edges.
Snow crystals are from the Martha Stewart punches
A little Glitter Stick and Liquid Pearls are also used.



I've used TeddyBo_083 Computer gaming as it's my xbox mad son's birthday at the weekend.
The papers are K & Co Hopscotch Boy with some card candy from Craftwork Cards



I've too have used TEDDYBEA_151 "Pretty Butterfly" she's just so adorable and I knew she would look fabulous dressed in my favourite colours Turquoise and Lilac.
She has been coloured in Photoshop and made into a Mahoosive! 21cm square card.
All papers are from Nitwits Promises Kit. The tag and flower also come from the kit.
Bea is sitting on a border made using Martha Stewart's Layered arches punch.
Pearl brad is from Hobby House.
Ribbon is from MeiFlower.
Leaves are from CREAlies die CL CS11.
There is lots and lots and lots of glamour dust too.


You have until Sunday 16th October Midnight(GMT)to get your challenge entries in.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Wordy Wednesday, then there is Tip Top Tutorial on Thursday, mmmmm! what will it be this week? Fairytale Friday, Sneek Peek Saturday, Sunday Spotlight and now Mojo Monday, plenty of reasons to come back and visit us. But you'll have to join both the blogs to make sure you get all the blog updates...x

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