Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

A very good morning to you today...I hope that this Teddy Bo Tuesday finds you well!??!
Winter is definitely making it's presence felt here in Scotland.....if it's not the rain, it's the wind, or the ice....not long now until our first proper fall of snow.  We've been very fortunate though as the two girls we had as guest designers have agreed to stay on with us so Teddy Bo Towers is filling up again nicely.
SO..what's new in the store this week!?!?!
Well...not only have we got new graphics but Gayle has also been busy with some other crafting materials and has made some polymer Bos and Beas...they are now available to order in the store and you can choose from over 500+ designs, you just nominate what style you want and in what colours and Gayle will hand make your bear from scratch...they are NOT made from molds, Gayle makes the armature and then builds the bear up round this 'skeleton'.  She's also putting the finishing touches to some plush collectable versions of Bo...with Bea to follow soon.......hopefully they will be available to view in the next couple of weeks.

Clairebears x

I have used Teddybea-249 and coloured her with promakers, I have added the sentiment in Craft Artist (somehow!) and layered her up onto embossed card that I have used Snowman folder on, I have then just inked round the edge with Gathered Twigs from Tim Holtz - I have simply added a bit of string and placed on a kraft card blank.


Maja design papers
Coloured with Copics
All material is from PyHobby
Text stamp is from Panduro


I have used image TEDDYBOBEA_147
Medium ~ Polychromos pencils
Recycled card
Papers ~ "Krafty Christmas" LOTV
Holly Flourish ~ Cheery Lynn
Doily edger punch & Woodland branch punch ~ Martha Stewart
Flower & Lace ~ The Ribbon Girl
Pearls ~ WOC
Sentiment ~ Freebie from C&P

Crafty hugs.
Donna xx

KAREN - Using TeddyBea_249.

Another CAS type one from me...
I had to with this one... it's for a no frills man - lol!
Hope you like it. :0)
I used TeddyBea_249
Centura Pearlescent for my sentiment strip.
Core-dinations for my matting & layering.
Neenah Card.
Pearl Pen.
White Opaque Pen.

Hugs & HaPPy Crafting Everyone!



Image ~ TEDDYBOBEA_147
Medium ~ Promarkers & Prisma's
Papers ~ Cuddly Buddly 'Frosted Lace'
Greetings both from Cuddly Buddly
Tools ~ Nestabilities , MS Border Punch


TEDDYBOBEA_147 coloured with Promarkers
Docrafts paper
Ribbon & Charm from stash


Image used: TEDDYBEA_249
Paper : Jillibean Soup
Punches : poinsettia and branch Nellie Snellen
Liquid Pearl

So.....now onto our latest challenge.  Oh my, the entries are just fantastic...but as always we have to choose our winners and this week they are:

Eva J

with our runners up:


Ladies, please contact Gayle via the website to claim your prize.


NOW...as Christmas is only 4 weeks away we're starting to get really busy here at Teddy Bo Towers, as we're sure you are too...so we'll be sticking with the same theme as it makes it nice and easy for everyone.  SO...once again it's

Anything Goes

Please note that you MUST use a Teddy Bo & Co graphic (which obviously includes the FairyD range too)  The challenge closes on Sunday 9th December at midnight UK time!)

Catch you soon....Gayle and the Team B girls..xxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Available NOW...Handmade polymer Teddy Bo and Bea's made to order

Handmade by Gayle Cook (the artist behind Teddy Bo & Co)
Standing no higher than 20cm tall and made from polymer with a handmade armature (these are NOT made from molds) I'm sure you'll agree these handmade originals will delight the intended recipient...maybe it's JUST for you.....to give you an idea of what you could order just pop along to the website to see the full catalogue - currently 500+ different designs.
Pairs and group ornaments with the other characters can also be made but please contact Gayle via the website before ordering them to receive a quote.

Saturday Sneak Peeks


Thursday, 22 November 2012

It's D'Arcy Day..xxx

Good Morning and welcome to another D'Arcy Day.
I hope the weather isn't too bad where you are today......here in Scotland we've got horrendous rain....but I know we're not alone!!
SO, with all this rain there's nothing better to do than crafting!!!!......so with that, let's see this month's NEW RELEASES
and here's what the girls have made with them........


coloured with promarkers. I have layered with white card that I have embossed, then onto black card. I have used ribbon and buckle from Mei Flowers as well as the pearls. The sentiment is from HERE



Paper from Simple stories
flower die from TH
Swirl from Magnolia
Tag die from TH
Stamp die from Whimsy stamps
Coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Big Pearl from PyHobby!

Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Brown parcel paper (flower) - Poundland
Papers - Lily - Sassy Designs
Whimsy stamps double scallop border die
Celebrate - Whimsy Stamps Birthday sentimentables
Leaves - CREAlies - CL CS 11
Flower made with X Cut - Nesting Dies Bloom
Ribbon and pearls - Meiflower



Coloured with Copics
Papers ~ Cuddly Buddly 'Spring Papers'
Greeting ~ Barbara Ann Ticket stamp from Cuddly Buddly
Tools ~ SU pricking mat and tool, EK border Punch
Embellishments ~ Buttons, Pearls, Bows from stash


DARCYSDIARIES_074 coloured with Promarkers
Paper Vintage Marketplace by Bazzill Basics
LOTV sentiment stamp
Lace ribbon and flowers from stash

Aren't their cards just wonderful.......thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon...xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Goooood Morning everyone.....and here's to another Teddy Bo Tuesday!!

Only 5 left to go before Christmas...things are getting a bit hectic here....there's a mad rush to get all the Christmas cards finished...with one or two of us (Gayle) not even started!!!  We hope that you're managing to get organised without too much panic?!

SO...as it's Teddy Bo Tuesday we have some new releases......now, we appear to have gone snowman mad.....and there really hasn't been a big snowfall yet up here in Scotland to get so excited but they appear to have taken over Teddy Bo Towers.  So not only do we have Bo and Bea as actual snowbears...but all The Snowies have also been re-drawn as line art. 

So, let's see what's new this week

Of course...with all these new goodies the girls couldn't wait to get on with their Christmas card making......

Items Used
Teddy BEA 246
Cheery Lynn and Marianne Dies
Tim Holtz On the Edge Tree Die
Ribbon From Crafty Ribbons
Fence is a Memory Box Die
Papers are SDJPC Jack Frost
All the other bits are from my stash


Papers and all material from PyHobby
The angle is a christmas decoration i bought at Rusta(a store in Sweden,don´t know if it exist any where else?) =)
Coloured with Copics

I coloring TEDDYBO_234 with Prismas
cardstock by Bazzill and papers are by Panduro
decoration gems and punched snowflakes


Snowflake Embossing Folder from Crafters Companion
Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly
Coloured using Spectrum Noirs


Image - TEDDYBEA_246
Papers - Snowbuddies - Crazy4Monograms
Snowflake - Whimsy die
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon and gem - Meiflower

Guest Designer - Trudie

I have used 
polystyrene ring
One meter of  light blue tulle
Pale blue ribbon
Snowflake Christmas decorations
Image coloured with copics



Image TeddyBea_246
Promarkers: Baby Pink/Pale Pink/Apple
Duck Egg/Artic Blue/Tan/Cinnamon
Glamour Dust
Papers: Craft Creations, Mr & Mrs Collection
Graphic 45


Woohoo...weren't they just fantastic...we really hope they helped to inspire you!!!

Remember the challenge is only half way through and the theme is the ever popular, 'Anything Goes'.


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

'Ello, ello, ello'

....and welcome to another Teddy Bo Tuesday...only 6 more to go until Christmas Day!!

We've had some fun this week with our 'British' Police loving Bo and Bea.....and of course we've also got some more Snowies as promised!!!

SO...what's new this week

of course, you want to see what the girls have made?!?!?


It's Team A's challenge for the next two weeks...


Image : TEDDYBO_231
Medium : Spectrum Noirs
Papers : Pink Petticoat
Sentiment : Made on Pc
Gems : Stash
Corners : Marianne Design Corner


Items Used teddy Bea 244
Papers are Bearly Mine Pastel Christmas
Snow flakes are Marianne Creatable
Reindeer is Tim Holtz
Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
Gems are from Pinnacle Crafts
The Angel i got last year but cant remember where from


CheeryLynn swirl
Leaves is a stamp from Magnolia
Flowers,pearls,ribbon and charm from PyHobby

Swedish x-mas poem
The tutorial for this will be found at the talented Eva( HERE!!!)

Image Teddy_Bo231
Promarker Colours - Cool Grey 3,4,5
Spice, Burnt Orange/
Fur: Tan/Cinnamon
Costco - Paper Tote
My Minds Eye
Laura Ashley Stack
Card Stock - Basic Bazzil
For the image I´ve used the Vintage-Glass technique

I´ve had a play with TEDDYBEA_244
colouring as always with Prismas
Stamps by hÄnglar and Magnolia
Paper by Panduro and Echo Park
die cuts by Whimsy Stamps, Cheery Lynn, All That Scraps


Paper: Dovecraft
Sentiment: Whimsy
Gems: Meiflower

Trudie - Our Guest Designer

I have used
Image - TEDDYBO_232
My Mind's Eye Summer Splash Papers
Die-namics Oval and wave dies
Special delivery twine and pegs
C C Designs sentiment


Snow, and backing paper - Nitwits Polar Pals
Memory Box - snowflake tree die
Warm Wishes - Whimsy die - Holiday Sentimentables
Concertina snowflake - Tim Holtz - Mini snowflake rosettes die
Lots of Glamour dust

NOW......I know what you're thinking!?!?  Who won the last challenge?!?!

Well, we've been completely blown over with the response this time round, it's wonderful to have so many of you take the time to join in our challenges....and the overall winner is:


with our runner's up being:


Karen O

Ladies, please contact Gayle via the website to collect your prize...xxxx


NOW, as the saying goes,' don't fix something that ain't broken', we're going to stick with the challenge theme..

Anything Goes

Please remember that you need to use a Teddy Bo image to enter...and you have until Sunday 25th November at midnight UK time.........Good Luck..

The prize for the overall winner is

 so...what are you waiting for?!?!?!?!??!

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