Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday - A White Christmas

Good morning to you all from a VERY wet and windy Scotland!!!  We've had torrential rain and wind here since Friday.....the vegetable patch is getting flooded so the vegetable schnapps is under threat!!!  OH BOY.....things might turn ugly here soon!!!

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that our overall winner this week was:


and our two runners up are

Kitty (Kirsty-Anne)

Ladies, congratulations on winning and please contact Gayle via the main website to arrange your prizes...x

We also would like to introduce one of our youngest entrants...THEO is 7 years old and oh my goodness can he make great cards.......!!!  Theo, if you can ask your mummy to contact me at the normal email address then I'll make sure that you get a wee prize too...xxxx

NOW.......what's our NEW Challenge....well.....let's just say it seemed a good idea at the time!!!!Lol

We're still on the theme of Christmas for those of us that haven't finished their cards yet...but this time it's a wee bit different.


so....what does that make you think of?!?!  Snow, Icicles, Christmas Cake?!

Once again our TOP prize is the

 You have until Sunday 11th of December at Midnight UK time to enter....so get your thinking caps on...x 
SO....what's new this week?!


Now let's take at this week's fabulous creations from the DT and 2 of our GUEST DESIGNERS for the month.

Did you light your Advent Candle on Sunday!?!  Are you all ready for Thursday with your Advent Calendars?!?!  Are you organised?!?!  I hope that if you're making all your cards and gifts this year that people appreciate the time that you've taken.  It's so wonderful to receive an item that has been lovingly made but sadly sometimes not everyone feels the same way about it.

SO......onto our Challenge winners.  It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful creations are submitted to our challenges....the talent in Blogland is quite amazing.  I hope that you enjoy our little challenges and that you are inspired when you see what beautiful things other people make too.

For my card I have used Pergamano paper and traced TeddyBea_172 with white pen, I have then used my embossing tool to emboss sections. I then punched out lots of snowflakes in different white papers and added just a few silver ones too. Inside the card I have added a foam snowflake with the following poem on it - Snow is falling to the ground, A crystal chill is all around, Frosty clouds are in the air with snowflakes drifting everywhere.
I love the simplicity of the card but found it a real challenge to use only white!


Following the lovely Jill's tut, I made a book card for this challenge.

FairyD Santa
Prisma pencils - French Grey
Martha Stewart edge punch
Festive greenery strip die (Tim Holtz)
Asst. Sizzix and Marianne design dies
Spellbinder Holiday tags die
Inkwell stamp
Vintage Shabby papers (Tim Holtz)
SeeD sentiment
Pumice stone distress ink
Like Claire I found it hard to keep to a total white theme but I tried to keep all the embellies white. Hope that counts!

AJ (Guest Designer)

"Hi everyone I'm Aj. I live on the most remote inhabited place in the UK.. The tiny island of Fair Isle up in the Shetland islands, with the other half, our 2 youngest girls, some cows, lots of sheep, 2 shetland ponies, an Icelandic horse, 3 cats, 2 dogs and a puckle hens.

I have the envious position of crafts being my work so spend my days immersed in making various inky and sticky messes while cosied up in my studio surrounded by lots of papers, ribbons and all other crafty ingrediants.

I love playing with Teddy Bo & Bea, for me these loveable bears are my downtime, I pull out the pencils and blending sticks and gone are the stresses of life, forgotton are the Force 11 gales currently battling with the remainder of my vegetable patch, its just me.. the bears.. some good fiddle music... hot chocolate (its not me its Bea !! she has to have marshmellows in it too.. piggy bear..)"


I've used white TEDDYBEA_003 and layered her onto embossed core'dinations and silver mirri card. I liked it so much I changed the embossing folders and made several more using the different coloured images and card to layer them onto


Image - TEDDYBO_157 Coloured in Photoshop
Hat borrowed from TEDDYBO_158 and made to fit with a bit of photoshop jiggery- pokery
Blue card base - Nitwits Frost'n'flakes
Ribbon - MeiFlower
Card shape - GoKreate die
LaRue Flourish - Memory Box die
Embossing folder - Papermania - Snowflakes
Lots of Glamour Dust

PS- don't forget to check out my blog in case you're a winner in the Teddy Bo Tombola, and also to get your entry in for this week.

Kelly (Guest Designer)

My card is coloured using Copics.  I decided to go for the white theme, using the bear as the colour.  The white background card is Kanban embossed snowflake card.  The snowflake is a wooden embellishment glittered and dotted with white pearl paint.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.  The sentiment is computer generated.

"My name is Kelly, i am 29 and a married mum to 3. I started cardmaking about 18 months ago, some say it is a hobby, i say it is a passion! I love to colour and use Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs, Copics and pencils. I can sit for hours colouring!! My favourite style of card is cute and girly although i do like to try different techniques. If you would like to follow me please do so here at http://kelsmakes.blogspot.com/ I look forward to visiting some wonderful new blogs."


Embossed the white papers and the "things" on the side =)
Ms-punches on the sides

It´s a little christmas poem in the books!

Hugs Maritha



Painted a tag white
used the new released image FAIRYD_TB_PICKLES_002 (Will be in the store very soon)
Coloured with Copics, added glossy and snow marker
I have glued a old bookpage with Glue'n'seal on the bottom of the tag
Used a white paper doilie and some big snowflakes, a feather
and the numbers 24 painted white
All the embellishments comes from my stash, a little from here and a little from there :)



I´ve played with the cute image TeddyBo_158
colouring with Prismas
picture frame from the big furniture store with the Elk
for the passepartout I've used a swirl stamp by Vilda Stamps
Memento Ink pad * Desert Sand *


Wonderful aren't they!?!??!  :O)

You have until Sunday 11th December Midnight GMT to get your entries in, we look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Hope you've enjoyed all the cards..x

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

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday (Christmas Mid challenge reminder)

Gooooood Morning everyone in Blogland.  Who can believe we're now counting 'sleeps' before Christmas?!??!  I hope you're all enjoying the peace and quiet before the storm?!  For all of our wonderful friends in America I hope that your Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful one and that you all enjoy your time with your family and friends...x

It's been very busy here at Teddy Bo Towers......we had Edna's birthday yesterday.....oh boy....that was a wild party......!!!  Poor Kathy's had to fly home as she's got folks over for Thanksgiving......lucky girl.....she managed to book her flight for early yesterday morning so that she didn't have to tidy up!!!!!!!  I tell you, she better have some fabulous cards made for when she comes back!!!! ;O)

SO....what's new this week?!

So....have the DT girlies managed to make any cards this week?!?!  Well......goodness only knows how they found the time but they did and oh my....they are just wonderful...x

"  Not sure why its called a magic card though.  Seen these around blog land so thought I'd give it a go. Totally loving it, so different from a standard square card and a little elegant looking too. "

" Coloured TEDDYBOBEA_087 with pro-markers.
I have used a mixture of DCWV - LINEN CLOSET and FIRST EDITION - ISABELLE.
Both are my favorite papers and colour combinations.
 MARTHA STEWART punch been used at the edge of the card.
 Small snow flakes are buttons - got these from HOBBY CRAFT. 
Strange me not having flowers but the card didn't really need any - plain but looks sweet."

Tammy as placed a link on her blog for this tutorial.



I have chosen to play with TEDDYBO_156
Coloured with a mixture of copic's and prisma's.  The gold velum papers are Papermania Signature A Christmas Carol.  The bow is satin edged organza tied in a double bow from my local craft shop and finished with a flower spacer bought from a craft show.


TeddyBoBea_087 Ollifant! Just the name makes you happy...=)

Haven´t done the inside of the card all set ,don´t know if it´s a birthdaycard or something else yet!

BoBunny papers
Martha Stewart punch on the book sides

I have embossed the "thing" that closes the book,and it stays together with a tiny magnet! =)

Hugs Maritha


Christmas but no red or green to be seen.
So I have used the other Christmas favourites - pink and grey!

TeddyBo 155
NitWit papers
Martha Stewart Punch
Narrow Silver Ribbon and Brads


Image is the gorgeous sweet TEDDYBOBEA_088
coloured with Copics
Papers from Poppy design
MS punch, snowflake and magnolia swirl
Text from pc
The snow falling is liquid pearls, stickles on the ground


I´ve played with the cute image  TeddyBo_155
colored with Prismas
sentiment Whiff of Joy
cardstock from Bazzill
design paper from First Edition Paper
border punch Martha Stewart
I´ve decorated with buttons

Hi ladies,
here a Tag for the Challenge but red and green must not be seen
I´ve used
Choralling Bea
the Template for the Tag you can find here.



My card for Tuesday. I love these two, and I am going to use them
 for my Mum and Dad's card this year. The papers are from the ClipArt Fairy.
 I added just a little ribbon says Happy Christmas and of course a button!


 I had to use this image TeddyBea _169, and remembered I had this cute paper with umbrellas that would be perfect for it!!Its called "its raining , its pouring". I added the sentiment from the paper kit, Rain or Shine, You're a Friend of Mine! 3 buttons, and a bow! I colored the image with promarkers. After I coloured it I clear embossed the rain coat and hat and boots.  Then I added some glossy accents to the puddle for a bit of dimension!
The text says "Thanks"
I have embossed his belly with White foam embossing powder
...a simple card,no time for a lot of fancy stuff!! =)


Image - TEDDYBEA_170 coloured in Photoshop
All papers - Frost N Flakes- Nitwits
Snowflake - Memory Box Die.
Ribbon, button and brads - stash

Image - TEDDYBEA_165 Coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Various Nitwit Kits
Snowflake die - Marianne Creatables
Ribbon and Gems-MeiFlower
Beads and tassel - stash

PS- don't forget to check out my blog in case you're a winner in the Teddy Bo Tombola, and also to get your entry in for this week.
Remember ladies and gents, we're half way through our current challenge so please join in the fun and get your entries in before Sunday 27th..x
Catch you all soon....Gayle and the Gang...xxxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday (Christmas - but red and green must not be seen)

Goooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning to you all.

What a wonderful day it is here at Teddy Bo Towers.....we have Colette's beautiful little NEW Grandson Charlie visiting......AND he got dressed up for us....well, you can imagine all the DT are ooooin and aaaaaing and Edna has been asking where she can get one from!!!!  Oh boy!!!

Isn't he just adorable!??! 

SO.....with all the excitement of little Charlie visiting it's been a challenge to get the DT girlies to vote for their favourite challenge entries...but thankfully they managed to find some time last night inbetween nappy changing to vote and I'm delighted to say that this week's overall winner is:


 and our runner's up are:



Congratulations ladies....and thank you to all of the the wonderful people who enter our challenges.
To our winners, please contact Gayle at support @ teddybo.com to claim your prize and winner's badge.

So....what's our next challenge I hear you ask!??!!?


Doesn't sound too hard, does it?!?!?

And the prize.....well for the Overall Winner it's 10 Teddy Bo & Co digital graphics

....and 1 free graphic each for the runners up.......so....get your thinking caps on.


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

 and of course...the DT just had to play when they weren't babysitting!!

Clairebears x
The papers are from Papermania, and are called At Christmas Time. I have coloured Teddy Bea-168 in with Promarkers. The flowers are made with my tonic punches, All I have added is a little ribbon. Isn't she just sooooo cute!!!



I have chosen TEDDYBO_153 coloured with prisma's and copics.
The inside reads " You'll never guess what I bought you for Christmas" as my Dad always tries to guess what we have bought him by feeling the pressie.



Tammy as used Teddy Bo & Teddy Bea from the three tabs.
Product number TEDDYBOBEA_TABS_001
Papers used are from the Me to You paper pack called - Winter Wonderland.
The bears have been coloured with Poly Pencils and blended with sansodor.
Matt and layered on to blue and pink card stock.
Martha Stewart Punch.
Flowers and Gems from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon from stash.

Majadesign papers
I have sprayed chalkglimmer mist on the whole image so her dress is really shimmering(just telling you,can´t se it) =)

Majadesign papers
Magnolia die(christmas tree)
MS punch(the snowflakes)
...no red or green in sight!! ;)

Hugs Maritha


Colored her with pencils and added lots of glitter.
Dise from Marianne Design.
Punches from Martha Stewart
Pattern paper from Tim Holtz and Maja Design's "Vintage Winter"
Two Norwegian text stamp, with the desire for a peaceful Christmas




I´ve played with the fab image Bo with the candy cane
colouring as always with Prismas
sentiment by Whiff of Joy
cardstock from Bazzill and SU
backing paper by Maja Design
I´ve decorated with a swirl, punched hearts and pearls

I´ve used:
Teddy Bea 168
Teddy Bo 154
Paper from Bearly Mine Design
Sentiment from Pink Cat Studios
Die: Marianne Creatables LR 0118
Quickutz Deck the Halls (stars)
Blister for cards



 Here is my card for the Team B Challenge. Christmas but no red or green to be seen. I colored the TeddyBea_067 image with my promarkers. made it into a tag. I used Lost and Found Two Paper on this one. I added a lili of the Valley (i think..) sentiment.
For this card i used the teddybea_064 and the new stone wall image teddybobea_08 I used some October after noon paper for this one. And i hand stitched the clouds and the background. I colored the image with promarkers. I made Bea 3D with pop dots...and sat her on the wall with her kitty.

TeddyBo 154
TeddyBea 168
Doodlebug papers
White and Kraft card
Silver Twine


and here are Renee's and Liz's cards with my Steampunk stamps available at http://www.wonderlandstamps.co.uk/

This is my first attempt at Steampunk! I went bright...using purple, blue and green. I colored the framed image with a terracotta color, making it look old and rusty i guess...and added some stickles to the beetle and some rhinestones to the wings, and a bit of clear embossing to the padalock. For the girl i colored her with the colors and clear embossed the "metal" parts to add some demention and then I had this copper heart i cut out of sheet of thing copper...it was rusted already. I then added a metal button with some brown string.i popped her off the page with 3d dots! fun! Added the sentiment, used the bo bunny cambridge plaid paper.


...it's my first attempt , be gentle. I have had a bit of a play before, but nothing I could share! The Wonderland Stamps made it much easier to pull off! Well, I hope I pulled it off.


Aren't they all just wonderful!?!?

Well......I hope you'll join us in our challenge and pop back to the blog to see our wonderful daily features.

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