Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good Morning all......I hope you're well today....this week the children in the schools surrounding Teddy Bo Towers finish up for their summer holidays but it also marks the end of my youngest child's time at Primary School......we had their 'Leaver's Do' last night and I'm not ashamed to say that the mascara was well and truly tested!!  So after the summer he will join his older sister at the High School and a new chapter in his life.   God I'm feeling old today!!!!! ;O)

With the summer holidays being round the corner for so many it seems to have impacted on our challenge entries too as there was only six of them, but they were all wonderful and you'll see our winners soon.
SO....what's NEW this week

SO...now to our WINNERS....as I said we didn't get many entries this time round but the ones we did get were fabulous...and I'm delighted to say that our winners this time are:

Overall winner:

with our runners up being:


Congratulations ladies...please contact Gayle via the website...xx


Now, Team A are hosting this weeks challenge and have chosen the theme
Let's Celebrate!
and you can make a card or project to celebrate any occasion you would like, Birthday, Wedding, New Baby, Independence day, Summer, Christmas (if you are that organised LOL!), New home, cutting your toenails, taking a Bath, having Spag Bol for tea haha! you get the picture!

The Challenge closes on Sunday 8th July and the prize is

FIVE  digital graphics for the winner with one free graphic for the runners up!!

SO......Let's take a look at what Team A are 'celebrating' this week.

BO & BEA Fur - E53/51/50
Bea Hat & Dress Baby Pink & Pale Pink Promarkers
Bo Hat, Jumper & Tie Tan, Cinnamon & Vanilla Promarkers
Wine Glasses - Gold & Silver Glitter Pens
Papers - Stampin Up
Ribbon - Stash
Flowers - Stash
Flourish - Cheery Lynne Die from Teddy Bo & Co

Image used: TEDDYBO_202

Postcard - LOTV , HB from Magnolia, Circles from Cuddly Bunny
Prismacolor pencils / Inkessential White Gel pen/ Glamour Dust
Kaisercraft rockpool Papers & Chipboard Shell / Papermill
Postcard Charm from Teddybo
Tim Holtz Vial & WOC German Glass Glitter
Natural twine from ebay
Roses from WOC & Candy Win

Image: TEDDYBO_202
Papers: Cosmo Cricket - Odds & Ends
Tools: Whimsy Corner Dies, Woodware Postage Stamp Punch, Eyelets, Brads and Charms


Wellington papers
Flowers from PyHobby
Prima button
Magnoila swirl

Relaxed Bo...;)
Coloured with Promakers

The text is a little fairytale from Magnolia about a paper dragon...sooo cute!!
Paperdragonstamp from Magnolia


Image is TEDDYBO-202.
Coloured with Copics.
Papers are from Memory Keepers and text from NSS.


Image - TEDDYBOBEA_134
Papers - Cuddly Buddly Cottage Collection - Duck Egg
Large Filigree heart die and Lock and Key- Cottage Cutz
Small filigree heart die - Joy Crafts
Nesting Lace Circle die - Lifestyle cutting dies
Number 60 - Go Kreate
Elegant Scrollwork - Memory Box
Ribbon, gems and diamant√© oval buckle - Meiflower 

papers from Maja design
Flowers from WOC and Kort og Godt
Poems from Kort og Godt og NSS
Butterfliy from Cheery Lynn design
lace and ribbon from stash


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

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good Morning and welcome to a 'FairyD' Teddy Bo Tuesday. If you live anywhere in the UK right now then you're certainly seeing plenty of rain!!!!  Fingers crossed the 'Summer' can be found some time soon and we can all get some sun!!!

SO...what's NEW this week?!? 

and let's see what wonderful creations the girls have come up with.....

TeddyBea 208
Heart from Hobbycraft
Flowers and Ribbon
PC generated sentiment


I´ve made a chocolate-box ;0)

I´ve played with TEDDYBO_200 and 
I´ve colored the image with Prismas
I´ve used cardstock kraft and dark brown by Bazzill
the design paper is from My Minds Eyes
tools: Big Shot, paperdistresser
cutting dies by Spellbinder
punches by Martha Stewart and EK Success
4 small magnets
 Clairebears x

I have used TEDDYBEA_208 for my confetti box, she has been coloured with pencils and then layered on top of a frame which I cut on my Silhouette, I have added a feather and 3 roses cut from the same scrapbook paper. Bea's flowers have glaze on them and her hat has lots of stickles. 

I have also had a little play with Sammy Spaceman who is one of the FairyD releases this week. I have coloured him with Promarkers and layered him onto black card, where I have doodled the border and stars, which have pearls in the middle of them. The Moon is tin foil which I used my 2" punch to make and the grass is co-ordinations paper which I have torn.

Kraft Card
Webster's Pages Petite Papers Collection Combo Pack (Western Romance & All About Me)
Paper roses from the Range
Stampin' Up! stamp set - Vintage Labels
All embellishments from stash


TEDDYBOBEA_131 Coloured with Pro-markers.
Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
  Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly.
 Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
X-CUT Boarder Dies - Emboss & Cut.
Sentiment - Papermania - Lucy Cromwell.
The inside of the card, I have made a slot for a gift card or money. Tag to be added later with senders details.


Guylian chocolates gift 

Top view

Side view


I have used TEDDYBO_199
Coloured with Prisma Pencils and Promarkers
Glamour dust for ribbon & bow
 Craft Creations lilac dot paper
LOTV circular Greeting
Doohickey swirl die, Fiskars border punch
Ribbon and flower from stash

And the inside...

Main Items Used:-
Wardrobe Original (Precoloured.)
Fairy D Prom - Coloured with E31 and E53 Copics.
My own silhouette studio cutting file for the card base(available here.)
Paintbox Poppets Cd Rom for the Design Paper (Available on www.crafterscompanion.co.uk)
Large flowers are my own rolled ones from the backing paper.
Other flowers are from Mullberry Crafts.


Coloured with copic's and prisma's
Shaplie shape cut on my black cat cutter
magnolia die cut flourishes
gold card candi for decoration


Remember you have until Sunday 24th June to enter our current challenge...and we hope you can join us tomorrow with Kirsty-Anne's Wordy Wednesday and then back here again on Thursday for Teddy Bo's Top Tips....xxxx

Catch you soon....Gayle and the girls of Team B....xx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Gooood Morning everyone.....so glad to share this gorgeous Tuesday morning with you all.  May I take this time please to thank you for all the good wishes I have received since I last posted about my father's operation....I'm DELIGHTED to say that he is home (much earlier than we expected him to be) and is feeling fantastic (you'd NEVER guess he'd had major surgery less than two weeks ago)...I'm very fortunate to have such a positive role model in my father and I know that his attitude is what has increased his recovery rate...long may it continue...xxxxx

SO......what's happening this week?!!?  Well.... it's Team B's turn to host our new challenge...and of course as we have new members to our little family some of them are making their Design Team debut today....but before that let's have a look at what's new in the store this week and also find out the winners to our last challenge.

What's NEW!
I bet you can't wait to see what the girls have made with them now!!!! :O)

Now.....our last challenge provided us with a wonderful array of cards as per usual....so our winners this time are.....

Overall winner:


and our runners up are


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


NOW...what's our challenge this week?!?!?!!??!

Well...Team B decided they wanted to try something a wee bitty different...so they have opted for


(Card that contains a gift i.e. tealights, choccy, gift card)

Our usual rules apply
  • Please link back directly to your post and not just to your blog
  • You can enter as often as you want
  • The challenge closes on Sunday 24th June at UK midnight
  • To be in with a chance of winning you must follow the challenge theme

Our prize is once again

5 digital graphics for the winner with one digital graphc for each runner up

Now onto Team B's absolutely STUNNING creations.........each one an absolute work of art...x

TEDDYBOBEA_131 Coloured with Pro-markers.
Papermania - Capsule Collections. Lovely shades of creams / beige's and soft browns.
 Marianne Designs Creatable - Butterfly - LR0153.
 Marianne Designs Cutting Die - Butterfly.
 Flowers and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Small Butterfly Punch - Tonic Studio.
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish - can't be without this die at the moment - best one ever.
 Magnolia DooHickey Cutting Die - Bloomy Tag.


Tealight holder

I´ve played with TEDDYBO_199
colouring as always with Prismas
kraft cardstock by Bazzill
design paper *summer fresh* by simple stories
 for the ribbon and the bow arround Bo I also used the design paper
Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch
 clouds shape by myself



Image used: TeddyBoBea 132
Brown Envelope
Leftover Decorative Paper (origin unknown!)
Rolled Flower Dies
Leaf Die
Small Hole Punch
Buttons and Ribbon


Clairebears x

I have made a card to hold 4 tealights using TeddyBoBea_132, I hadn't tried this before but it was really easy to do!  I have used a scrapbook paper from Teresa Collins called Everyday moments. It's double sided and the inside is the yellow polka dots, so I have used that to mat and layer. I think I may have gone a little overboard with the buttons lol! I've coloured Teddy Bo and Bea in with Promarker.



Coloured with Promarkers & Prismas
Papers Dovecrafts Back to basics spotty paper
Roses from Hobbycraft's
Doohickey swirl die, MS Cherish Border punch
Ticket Greeting Barbara Anne Williams Garden Vignettes


Loved bringing this image to life .... soo sweet and I was able to use lots of texture in my colouring.. smiles.
Main items used:-
250gsm A3 Brown Card.
Neenah Card.
Core-dinations Card.
Button Boxes from Crafy Ribbons (for my quick drawers..) smiles.
Grand Labels One Dies From Spellbinders


Card for my parents new home on Friday.
All Mum is bothered about is which box has the kettle hence the tag and the tea bag.

TEDDYBOBEA_132 coloured with copic's and prisma's
Elegant step card blank by WhichcraftsUK
Papers are Kraft funday by MME
Magnolia Tag reads "First Things first, Put the kettle on.
Twine, paw brad and key from my stash
Tea bag thanks to my MIL as my Mum has pinched all mine!

TEDDYBEA_209 coloured with Promarkers
Kraft card
Stampin' Up! Nursery Nest papers
Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp
Stampin' Up! ink Wild Wasabi
Sizzix flower die
Fiskars border punch & butterfly punch from Tesco's
Stickles in Star Dust
Gems & woggly eyes from craft drawer

Please check back tomorrow for Kirsty-Anne's Wordy Wednesday...and then she'll be back again on Thurday with a Distress Ink Tutorial on the bears which is just FANTASTIC!!!!

Gayle and the Girls...xxxxx