Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good Morning to you all.  We've had the most beautiful weekend here at Teddy Bo Towers...and by the sounds of it so did lots of other people!!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend and it set you up for the rest of the week.

Thank you so much for all the entries to our challenge/DT call.  The decision  is SOOO hard that we've not got the final winners yet...so please check back later for that announcement!!!

Ladies and Gents, I don't normally 'share' an awful lot of myself on the blog.....can I take this time please to ask for your prayers this week.  We discovered some weeks ago that my Dad has cancer and he goes in to hospital today to have an operation (tomorrow) to have his Oesophagus cut away and part of his lungs too.  You would never know that he's not well....infact, if it wasn't for a wee bit of indigestion we would never have known!!!  Anyway.....my wee daddy is very precious to me and I would be eternally grateful if you could give a wee prayer up for him and my mum that everything goes okay tomorrow and that his recovery (up to one year) is a simple process.....thank you....xxxx

Tammy (Kizzy Designs) also went through her second operation (this year) yesterday...please keep her in your thoughts too.....xxxxxxx


SO........as it's Teddy Bo Tuesday we have some new graphics..x
This week's new releases


Our new challenge will start today.

As we will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee here in the UK over the weekend we thought that
Red, White, Blue and lots of bling!
would be the perfect theme for our challenge.
We would love for you to play along with us, so add your entries to Mr Linky in the sidebar by
Sunday 10th June Midnight (GMT)

our prize this week is

Five digi graphics of your choice for the overall winner.
One digi for the runners up.



I made an easel card.
Image - TB_207
All papers and circle - Little Sir Nitwit - Nitwit collections
Crown - Sizzix Sizzlets Tiara #2
Fanciful flourish - memory Box
Scalloped rolled flowers - Memory Box
Martha Stewart Border punch - Garden Trellis
Ribbon, pearls, gems and charm - Meiflower


Image is TEDDYBEA_206
Coloured with Copic
Papers are again Maja design
Flowers from WOC
Prima bling swirl
Whimsy mini postage stamps



Prsimacolor pencils , Liquid Pearls & Glamour Dust
Nitwits London Too Digi Papers , Flags & Heart
Bling - Gem Button , charm & flourishes from The Ribbon Girl
Flower - Woodware Circle punch , Cut Slits & Added Faux Stitching with White Jellyroll Pen
Ribbon & Pearls - ebay



pixie press London paper
scrapyourtrip.com royaty blue diamonds papr
Echo park little boy in the clouds red stripe paper
colored with promarkers
Star Dust stickles
gellyroll pen clear star
clear rhinestones



Maja design papers
Flowers from WOC ,Jill and K-A! =)
Memorybox swirl
The text says: King for a day



Over the Jubilee weekend a few of us girls are getting together with our families at a big park we have near us, to have a picnic. To mark the occasion I thought I'd use Teddy Bo and Bea on a scrapbook page. All I need to do is add a photo of us all together at the bottom and add a little journalling.
Image TB_131
Papers - Portabello Road

Back later with the winners.....Gayle and the Girls...x


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday...mid challenge reminder

Good Morning to you all and welcome to another Teddy Bo Tuesday.  As we're 'mid-challenge' we'd like to remind you that not only is this a fantastic challenge with a brilliant sketch by Tammy, but we also have a DT call on at the moment.....so let us see your cards!!!

As it's not a 'Teddy Bo' release day I've let my pen try out a few new things.....and as the CAT was so popular amongst the DT girlies and some of you lovely people we've also got a new one of him!!

And of course, as you know, when we have new releases our DT get to play!!!


Image used: FAIRYD_TB_CAT_02 ~ Coloured with Pro-Markers.

Printed on to Letraset Cartridge Paper.

Papers used DOVECRAFT - Princess Fairytale.

Sentiment - Docrafts - Hot Diggity Dog.

Ribbon from stash.

Gems and Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.

Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.



Image used: TEDDYBEA_205

I´ve colored *Dance with me* with Prismas

cardstock by Bazzill

design paper by Laura Ashley

I´ve decorated with punched hearts and rhinestones in heart shape

Wishing you all a sunny day :0)))




Flowers, Wild Orchid Craft

Printed sentiment

Coloured with Pro-markers


Image used: FAIRY_TB_FAIRY_04
prismacolor pencils, liquid pearls,glamour dust,Distress Inks
Kaisercraft Charlotte's Dream paperpad , Pearls & Lace
Kaisercraft Bonjour butterfly stamps & Ranger embossing powder
Cricut flower shop & Cindy Loo Cartridge cuts
WOC brads



Image used: TeddyBea204
BoBunny Papers 'Alora'
Flower & Tag Punches


So ladies......and gents too....let's see your wonderful creations and Good Luck....xx

Catch you soon...Gayle and the Girls..xxx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

It's D'Arcy day and Challenge #6

Welcome to another D'Arcy Day.
The weeks are certainly flying by...I do hope that you're able to take the time to count the minutes and make sure that you're leaving the imprint on the world that you'd like to.
I was reminded of a wonderful quote today by Maya Angelou:
 "I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel"

Try and keep it in mind as you make your way through the day...xx


SO....we have a new challenge starting today...and it's a great one as it's all about
-make or use on your project

The girls have had wonderful time making cards, tags and even bunting for the challenge....more of them later!

As always our prize for the challenge is
Here are the easypeasy rules:
  • You must use a D'Arcy's Diaries image
  • Your entry must be with us by Tuesday 29th May at midnight UK time
  • You must link back to your actual blog post, otherwise it makes it harder for people to find your beautiful cards
  • You must stick to the challenge theme to be in with a chance of winning....xxx

Of course, as a new challenge start the last one ends....and as always it was an absolutely wonderful collection of cards....WOW ladies, you all certainly know how to make cards!!!!!

Our winners this time round are:

Overall winner
with our runners up being:


Congratulations ladies....please contact Gayle via the website to claim your prizes and badges.

As it's D'Arcy's Day we have a NEW release today too

and of course...with a new release we have WONDERFUL cards made by the Design Team to show you.

Maja design papers
Whiff of Joy pennants die

Magnolia swirl
Ms border punch

Coloured with Copic
Papers from Maja design
bunting from a die from Magnolia
Thickers from stash, covered with glossy
Text stamps from Kort og Godt
Metal gears and filmstrip from Tim Holtz

Image - DD_048 - coloured in Photoshop
Graduation shaper kit - Clipart Fairy
Sentiment - computer generated
Bunting - computer generated
Metallic cord and pearls - Meiflower
First Edition 'Boho Chic' papers
Little Claire 'Bunting' stamp set
Promarkers and Prisma pencils for colouring
Spellbinder flower dies
Marianne design swirl die
Epiphany button

Copic Markers to colour
Prima Nature Garden papers
Memory Box Swirl Die
Pennant Die is from Whiff Joy


textured cardstock
scrap paper
printed sentiments
black jellyroll pen


I didn't have a bunting die so made my own from rectangles :c)
Sentiment: Imagine that Stamps



We're also saying GOODBYE to Edna this week.....she's been a WONDERFUL team member and will be SO missed but we all wish her well with her new adventures and THANK YOU for the time that we have spent with you...xx

And as we say goodbye to Edna we're saying HELLO to Gina who has accepted our invitation to stay on as a permanent member to our team.....we look forward to seeing even more of your fantastic cards....xxxxxxx

Catch you soon...Gayle and the Girls...xxxxx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday...NEW graphics, NEW Challenge, NEW DT call!!!

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday to you all.   How's the weather where you are today?!!?  The sun's shining here at Teddy Bo Towers and fingers crossed it might still be here in an hour!!

NEW RELEASES....more about these later

We've got a few birthdays this week in the Towers....it was Maritha's birthday on Sunday....atleast, we think it was Sunday.....she started drinking on the Friday and kept singing Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!lol  It's also Colette's birthday today...we know this one for sure as although she was relatively sober at the weekend she continually told us it was her birthday today....so we've not been allowed to forget!!  She's going out to a Westlife concert tonight.....goodness only knows what she'll drag in with her on the way home!!!Lol

We've got both exciting and sad news at the Towers today......a few of our girls have decided to move on from the towers to try different projects.  We wish them all the best and thank them for all of the wonderful cards that they have made in their time with us and the lovely times we have chatted on our DT Blog..xxxxx

SO....with a few of our girlies leaving us we're now in desperate need of some new friends to join us at the Towers.  So.....if you LOVE the bears and want to be part of a fantastic Design Team then please take the time to join in our NEW challenge.

Before we discuss our new challenge though, we must announce the winners of our previous challenge.  Did you see the cards??!  WOW...what a fantastic bunch of cards.....thank you so much for taking the time to make your cards.....we do hope you get as much fun making them as we have looking at them.

SO...who are the winners this week?!!?!?
Our overall winner is:
with our runners up



Congratulations ladies.....please contact Gayle via the website to claim your prize and winner's badge...x

SO....this NEW Challenge/DT Call is a sketch.  As Team B is in charge of this new challenge Tammy has designed a sketch that is really easy to follow....so we really hope you can join in.

Perfect for any little scraps you've got lying about.

As always our prize for our overall winner (who doesn't want to be on the Design Team) is

If you wish to be considered for the Design Team please put the letters DT after your name when you're entering the challenge.
The closing date for this challenge is Sunday 27th May at midnight UK time with the winners of the challenge AND the Design Team Call being announced on Tuesday 29th May.


What's required of you to be a member of our DT:

  • You are required to make one card every week, one on a Tueday with the new images and then the next Friday with a Teddy Bo & Co image of your choice
  • You are required to comment on the entries for your team's challenge entries
  • You must love the bears as much if not more than the current DT.....this is MEGA important!
  • We are very, very keen for you to help with the Teddy Bo blogs either with tutorials or new features
  • You must NOT share ANY of the graphics that are made available to you.....ANY team member who does this will be dropped immediately.
  • We are a very chatty lot on our Design Team Blog so you need to get over your shyness very quickly and 'jump in' to our chats..x


We also have a NEW release today

 and with a new release our Design Team have made some wonderful cards....x

Prismcolor pencils & Glamour Dust
Craft concepts dotes embossing folder
Cricut Basics Guitar & Doily & Pennants
My Minds Eye Love Me Paper pad
Paper Raffia from WOC
Lace from Ebay


TeddyBo 195
Basic Grey Papers 'archaic'
Basic Grey Brads
Prisma Pencils
Large Dots Embossing Folder
Corner Rounder Punch
Papers - Papermania - Capsule Collection - Bow from the same collection.
Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153
Flowers / gems - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Floral Ovals.
Coloured with Pro-markers - Printed on to Bristol Board
Lady bird button from stash.
Sentiment - Craft Work Cards
I just HAD to use Bo with the frog - he's just soooo cute!
I hope I've interpreted Tammy's sketch? It's a lovely one to play with and I'll be using it again - on Friday lol!!!
My card is made from a grey paperbag.
TeddyBea_204 is colored with Prisma pencils
The patterned paper is from Tim Holtz
Sentiment is from Kort&Godt
Everything else that is used for the decorations on  my card are from the box with my leftovers
I have used three different border punches from Martha Stewart



Image Used: TEDDYBEA_204
Coloured with Pro-markers/Copics
 Papers?!  Freebies from a magazine!!
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Spell binder die
Image Used: TEDDYBO_196
Paper (packaging from a Christmas present!!)
Letters - Die-Versions available at Teddy Bo
Spellbinder die
Coloured with Pro-markers/Copics/Prismacolour pencils/whatever's lying about!!!
Catch you later..Gayle and the Gang...x

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Button up mid challenge reminder

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning!!! How are you feeling today?!!?  Good?!?!  Oh I do hope so.  Thank you for visiting us today....I hope you can stay a while and have a look at some of our previous posts as the Design Team girls have made some absolutely wonderful cards over the past year and a half and it will give you fantastic inspiration I'm sure.

We're now half way through our current challenge which is

BUTTONS AND BOWSand you still have until this Sunday, the 13th May to submit your entry.

As this is a 'mid-challenge reminder' there aren't any new graphics to show off but the girls have still been busy and have made some wonderful cards.

Image used: TeddyBoBea_125
Papers are just "leftovers"
Flowers from WOC
Prima button
Magnolia swirl
Chalked all the edges with Walnut stain
Left some space for a name or a number? =)

I have used a old Teddy Bo image and this one is just so cool!
Made a Tag in a pocket card :)

Image is: TEDDYBO_176 called DIY Bo
Coloured with Copic markers
Papers from Crea Diem and Vintage summer collection from Maja design
Twine from WOC, Sprochet gears from TH


Teddybo_194 " The Cocktail King"
Prismacolor Pencils
Nitwits London Collection
Stampin Up Card
Sewing Machine 

Image - TeddyBea_203 - Coloured in Photoshop
Digital Papers - Country Drive - Echo Park
Frame - X-cut Ornate Frame Lge
Ticket - Marianne Craftables - Tags and ticket
Embossing Folder - Crafts Too - Daises (sanded)
Ribbon, button, Pearls - Meiflower



Image used:
Teddybo_194 " The Cocktail King"
I've used Teddy Bo as the Bartender (I was going to make him into James Bond - maybe I'll get round to it sometime!)
I've used Wellington Papers and over stamped it with Papermania Urban Stamps, oh apart from the Stamp image, thats from Portobella Road Stamps (I love these ones at the moment!)

chipboard tag
scrap papers out of my scrap drawer
colored with promarkers
printed sentiment
glitter jelly roll pen
black jelly roll pen
ribbon and twine
Colored by My Bailee Rose age 9
watercolor markers
glitter jellyroll pen


I hope you can join Kirsty-Anne tomorrow for her Wordy Wednesday...x

You still have until Sunday 13th May 2012 Midnight (GMT) to enter our Button Up challenge and be in with the chance of winning the fabulous Teddy Bo Ten.

Catch you soon, Gayle and the Girls...xxxx