Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday Mid-challenge reminder

Welcome Ladies and Gents to another Teddy Bo Tuesday....aren't the weeks just flying by!?!?  Isn't it amazing to think that it'll soon be March...but before then we have the one day that women can ask their partners to marry them....I wonder...are any of you thinking of proposing/!?!??!

With the UK Mother's Day in March all our graphics this week have a 'MUM' theme....x

and just wait till you see what the wonderul Design Team have made with them...x


I´ve played with the gorgeous image TEDDYBEA_192
colouring as always with my Primas
cardstock in green and light pink by Bazzill
design paper by Kaisercraft
cutting dies from Spellbinder and Magnolia
I´ve decorated with punched butterflies and pearls


Coloured with Pro-markers.
Papers are FIRST EDITION - Sweet Owl.
DIE - Fanciful Flourish - By Cherry Lynn Designs
Punched flowers with beads in the centre.
RIBBON - Ribbon Girl


TEDDYBO_182 coloured with copic's and prisma's
Papers are First Edition Daydream
Clear sakura stardust pen on the letter to make them sparkle
Swirl cut on my black cat cutter.

I´ve used:
Teddy Bea "Dove Love"
Papers from Nitwit
Spellbinder label fourteen
Swirls from Marianne Design



Paper from my stash pile not sure on the brand!
Stampin up rub ons
star dust stickles
clear star gellyroll pen
colored with promarkers
tim holtz vintage paper ink for aging edges


Teddy Bea 192
Prisma pencils
Papers, flowers and wooden buttons from Almanac Collection by Prima
Pearls and ribbon

I love this image,used my Prismacolor pencils today .
Dieses are from Magnolia for the flowers and swirls.
For the card I've used a Spellbinders diese
In the basket I've put chocolade for my mother.

Remember that our challenge is still on and it closes on Sunday 4th March....our theme this time round is

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

Thursday, 23 February 2012

It's D'Arcy Day

Good morning and welcome to the 4th release of D'Arcy's Diaries
We're delighted you popped by to see us.  We have some great news......as of our next release (Thursday  8th March) D'Arcy's Diaries will have it's own Challenge!!  We really hope that you can join in with us.  More details to follow.
So...what's new this week?

and here is some wonderful inspiration from the DT

Copics markers
Papers from Vibece spigset and Papirdesign
Calendar sheet from Debbie
Flowers from WOC, Kort og Godt and Kaisercraft
Homemade pin from my best friend and some pearls


Darcysdiaries 019
Papers from Sheena Douglass 'Paint Fusion' CD
Border die X-Cut 'Rosa'
Sentiment LOTV
Sentiment mat Go Kreate Frilly# 2 die
Heart from Cheery Lynn Heartland America die
Pearls, doilies and ribbon from stash


Lovely Pion Design papers
Magnolia fence die
MS punch
Calender rubberstamp from Inkido(i think?)
Hugs Maritha


DARCYSDIARIES_020 coloured with copics.

MME Everyday flair papers
Lace from Stamp and Create

Marianne D rolled roses and leaves.



I really love this one, I love how I saw it as a sisters card and it's a mothers day card lol!
I have used papers from Kanban they are from the Cambridge collection. The flowers in the corner I cut on the silhouette and I've added a few pearls and gems too. I really love how it's turned out.

I have used DD016 for this card, the papers were free with a magazine a few months back, I have just added a little ribbon and button too.


LOVE applique
Oriental Trading Company Field Notes Papers
Gelly Roll Clear Pen
Colored with Promarkers



Paper: My Minds Eye Signature Suite
Tim Holtz Doily Die
Personal Impressions Sentiment Stamp



image - DD_019_02 - A gentle touch coloured in Photoshop
Digi papers - Kraft Capers and All Things Bright - both from Jessica Sprague
Teal and Taupe ribbons, Metal butterfly and self adhesive gems- MeiFlower


Hugs, Gayle, Jill and the gang xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Swirls and Pearls

Good Afternoon to you all......well...the anticipation of better weather for us here at Teddy Bo Towers didn't last very long as it's cold and wet again!!!!  Oh well...I suppose that's what we get living in Scotland!!

Our poor postman is feeling his age this week as he delivers more and more goodies for the store.....slowly but surely we'll start getting everything loaded on...but we have some really exciting things coming on board!!

We had yet another wonderful collection of cards for our challenge....I hope that your efforts in your 'LOVE IS IN THE AIR' cards was replicated in the cards and gifts that you received?!?! 
So......our overall winner who receives 10 Teddy Bo & Co graphics is:


with our two runners up being:



Please contact me at support @teddybo.com to claim your prize.


Now onto our challenge for this week!!
Swirls and Pearls

The overall winner will of course win the


with each runner up receiving a free graphic.

and of course...with new graphics come new inspiration from the DT...x

I´ve used:
Flowers and Lace from WildOrchidCrafts
Leaves - Joy Crafts
Swirls - Marianne Design
Frame - Spellbinder


Close up of pearls and swirls

TEDDYBOBEA_108SEPIA edged with tea dye distress inks.
Kraft patterned paper MME kraft funday everyday fun
Magnolia Doo Hickey flower die
Memory box elegant scrollwork swirls
Pearls and webbing ribbon from stash.


TeddyBea 189
Prisma Pencils
Kaisercraft Papers 'bubblegum hills collection'
Die cut scrolls and leaves
Ribbon and flowers
Tiny white pearls I coloured with copic pens to match


Papers - DCWV The luxury Pack - Pearlized Metallic Effects - LUSH!
SWIRLS - Cherry Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish & Tropical Flourish
Flowers, pearl gems and butterfly metal embellishment from WILD ORCHID CRAFTS.
Sentiment - Craft Work Cards
Stamps use are -  
Teapot from very first release TEDDYBEA_002 Suits you down to a tea.
Stamped flowers on the teapot are a digital stamp from PCCrafters NOT from Teddy Bo


Oliphant is colored with my Prisma pencils.
Pattern paper is from Magnolia and Maja design.
Flowers from Kort & Godt and Prima.
Since the challenge for us this time is "Pearls and swirl's"
I've decorated my card with the swirl's from Storyteller and small pearls from Kort & Godt



I´ve colored the adorable image TeddyBo_181 as always with Prismas
I´ve used cardstock in brown and light blue
the design paper is by DCWV
Magnolia cutting die heartswirl
border punch by Martha Stewart
embellies pearls



colored with promarkers
flat backed pearls
scrap paper from my stash...
clear sparkle gelly pen
basic grey stickers


TeddyBoBea 108
Flock from Martha Stewart
WOC Venice Applique
Fluerettes by Mark Richards
Kaiser Craft Black and White Timeless DP
Prima "Say It in Pearls" stickers
Sentiment is from DP
NB classic Circles
Copic colored the roses


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

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday Mid-challenge reminder

Happy Valentine's Day...xxx

Good Morning everyone...how are you all today?!!?  It's getting a wee bit warmer here in Scotland, fingers crossed it might last past the weekend!!!

Have you seen the exciting news?!!?  Over the next couple of months we will be introducing lots of different products to our store.....and we're delighted to tell you that we are taking pre-orders for Tim Holtz new Distress Markers...have you seen them?!  They look absolutely fantastic!!

Our price for the full set (37 pens) is £85 with free next day delivery in the UK

And what other products are we going to stock?!

Well......a quick look below will tell you what's on it's way within the next couple of weeks for starters.

We want to offer you, our friends. a one-stop shop as time goes on, so if you have any requests for different products, please get in touch via the website.

Now, what's new this week?!


And what has our wonderful Design Team made with them?!


Prismacolour pencils & Distress Inks
MME Love Me Paperpad
Doohickey Dies & Cricut Craftroom Basics
Tatting Thread & Assorted Ribbons 
Cuddly Bunny & Pink Petticoat Sentiments

Chocks Away Ginger lol !!!


Image: TEDDYBEA_188
Papers: Sweet Shoppe Ma Petit Fleur
Word Tape: Masking tape, word stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Maja design wonderful papers
Button from BoBunny
ship from kort & godt(gift from Jillsan)
The text says "you and me!"
MS punch




Image is Teddy Bo_167 found here
Papers from MME
Textstamp from NSS
Flowers WOC and Kort og Godt
pearls from Panduro


Remember our current challenge ends on Sunday...and it's an easy one as it's Love is in the Air...x.

Catch you soon....x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Love is in the Air - Team A

Well Gooooood Morning...and welcome to another Teddy Bo Tuesday!!

Welcome to all our new followers...it's wonderful to have so many beautiful friends...thank you...xxxx

It's another cold day here at Teddy Bo Towers......the girls are having to resort to wearing extra clothing.....their waistbands have increased so much due to these extra layers that we're all starting to resemble Teddy Bo's shape!!!...we can't wait for the Spring......it will look as if we've all lost a couple of stone!!! ;O)

Now....we have a few winners to announce today.....we have our Challenge winners and also our Birthday Candy winner....so let's get started with our Challenge winners......we had a record breaking (for us) number of entries in our current challen which was just utterly amazing!!  Thank you so much for taking the time to make a card and enter our little challenges....xx

So......our overall winner who receives 10 Teddy Bo & Co graphics is:


with our two runners up being:




Congratulations ladies...it was SUCH a hard decision this week as all the entries were fantastic.  Please contact me at support @teddybo.com to claim your prize.


Now onto our challenge for this week!!  We've split back into two teams and the challenge returns to being fortnightly...and as Valentine's Day is just around the corner we thought we'd make this challenge:

We'd love you to  make something that features a loveheart ()...so get your thinking caps on and your copics out and let's get crafting.  As per usual our Top Prize is the


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

and of course...with new graphics come new inspiration from the DT...x


A 8x8 card with the biggest heart in the world lol! I have added this Subway art which I just LOVE! All on Clipart Fairy paper and a little lace, a bit of faux stiching and a bit of card candi in each corner.



Image:  TEDDYBO_178
Papers: Cosmo Cricket
Hearts: Sizzix embossing folder and Sizzlit button die

Love his jumper really reminds me of Val Doonican on Saturday night telly lol


Key is a CL die
Minitag a QK die
The hearts is QK die too
Pearls and lace from PyHobby
papers Panduro and Melissa F

Magnolia leaves die
Prima and Panduro papers
Hugs Maritha


Image is TEDDYBOBEA_104
Papers from Kort og Godt and papirdesign
Calendarsheet is Anita's calendar tabs
Old hearts from stash
Brown pearls and a lovely digi text from TLC


Prismacolor Pencils & Distress Ink Pads
Bazzill Kraft Card & Craft Concepts Embossing Folder - More Dots
Pink Petticoat Digi Papers & Sentiments
Cricut Craftroom Basics 
Stampin Up Heart Treat Cups Pack
Woc Roses & Pearl Brad
Berisford Satin Ribbon & Lace offcuts 
 Yummy Jelly Beans  ;0)


and last but not least we have the winner of our Birthday Candy...thank you to all that entered into the spirit of our birthday celebrations....but we can only have one winner...and that winner is............
My Photo
please contact me at support @teddybo.com Sonia to arrange your Candy!!!!!!
Catch you all soon....Gayle and the Gang...x