Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good Morning to you.........how cold is it at your house?!?! No snow here at Teddy Bo Towers but it's mighty 'nippy' on the old fingers and toes!!!  Keep safe out there if your snow is bad.

No release this week (the release next week will be the coloured versions of last week's release) but Colette made a gorgeous card that we thought would cheer everyone up as it's got SPRING 'written' all over it!  Isn't it wonderful?!  Not long now until the weather turns and the nights start getting longer again!!!! ;O)

Quick update on the Blog Hop.......I managed to confuse things (happens a LOT) so the blog hop will finish this FRIDAY (18th) January at UK midnight time....so pop along here to start the blog hop to be in with a chance of winning £20 worth of digi stamps from Teddy Bo & Co.

We've also got a new and exciting adventure starting out for Teddy Bo & Co...it's called

'Teddy Bo Threads'
this is the place you'll find all manner of Teddy Bo & Co 'merchandise'.....why don't you pop along and 'like' our Facebook page so that you are kept up-to-date with what's going on........We'll have a Launch Competition with great prizes to be won.

Remember also that our Card challenge now lasts for a whole month...so you've still got plenty of time to get your card made for that...x


Image - TEDDYBEA_252 - coloured using Photoshop
Digital papers - So Egg-cited - Crazy4monograms
Border punch - EK Success Arch Scallop Edger
X-Cut Nesting Dies - Scalloped Rectangles
X-Cut - Corner Rounder punch - lsmall
Tonic mini Boot punches - Flower and Daisy
Tonic regular boot punch - Flower Head
Poppy Stamps Die - Gentle leaf
Marianne Creatables - LR0163 Rolled Roses
Ribbons, Gems and Pearls - Meiflower


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

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Happy Happy 2013 to you all!!!
This is our first Teddy Bo Tuesday of the year and it's a belter!!
Lots to see and read....news of a Birthday Blog Hop later this week and of course wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and relaxing holiday period and that you're raring to go for 2013....I know we all are at Teddy Bo Towers....the girls are going mad decorating the Great Hall for our Birthday Bash on Friday...I'm sure you'll read something about it on Fairytale Friday this week!!!

SO....what's NEW this week!?!?
We've also got a STOCK CLEARANCE and we've got £10 and £15 lucky bags in the store.....guaranteed bargains....need to get rid of the stock so that we can get the mugs in the towers (MR TeddyBo won't let them in otherwise) so that you can have a Teddy Bo mug for your morning coffee!!! ;O)
Now...as we're going fortnightly with our releases (once a month for line-art followed two weeks later with the coloured versions) both of our teams decided to join together for this release to showcase their wonderful cards...x

Digi Stamp - TeddyBo_237
Fur coloured with Promarkers - Satin & Tan
Hat top - Burnt Sienna
Bag - Lipstick Red & Crimson
Papers - Stampin up
Jumper paper pieced

I have used TeddyBo_237 for this card, I have coloured him with pencils and used bits and pieces from my scrapbox. I have also added a few buttons too - the Happy Birthday Stamp have stamped on a bit of the blue paper and layered it up onto a black circle which I have just put a few dots around for interest.

 I have used TeddyBea_251 for this card, I have coloured her with pencils and once again used bits and pieces from my scrapbox too. I have added a few pearls and a gorgeous gold and red button in the corner. Once again I have used scraps for the Happy Birthday Stamp.

I have used TeddyBea_252 and TeddyBo_252)_Fence (both are PNG files) I have imported them into Craft Artist 2 and using the Painted Backyard Digi Kit from Daisy Trail, and a free calender download I got with one of my magazines I have made this gorgeous calender for January. I have coloured Bea and the fence in with my pencils. I love it and cant wait to have it on my desk at work!




Ingredients :

Image - TeddyBea_252
Image - TeddyBea_252_fence
Medium -Spectrum Noirs
Papers - Boho Collection
Buttons - From Stash


Magnolia papers
String from Colette and pearls too
Coloured with Copics
Memorybox flower die
Text from TLC




TEDDYBO_238 (png) merged with TEDDYBEA_252_fence (png)
Coloured with Promarkers
Kaisercraft paper
Sticky lace from stash
Papermania "Wellington" sentiments
Stampin' Up! twine

TEDDYBEA_252 (png) merged with TEDDYBEA_252_fence (png)
Coloured with Promarkers
Dovecraft paper (pink) & paper free with magazine (blue)
Crochet flowers from The Range
Pearls from stash


Lau W


Die tree Mariane Design
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug
Words on computer
ribbon, strass, promarkers.


I have used image TEDDYBO_237
Medium ~ Polychromos pencils
Cream card ~ Woodware
Papers ~ NitWit Collections "Petal Fresh" ~ LOTV
Doily, lace & 25mm ribbon ~ The Ribbon Girl
Flowers ~ WOC
Doily edger punch ~ Martha Stewart
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly

Big hugs
Donna x


Papermania embossing folder - Birthday
Papers - My Birthday Boy - Just So Scrappy
Ribbon and charm - Meiflower



TeddyBea_251 PNG image
Merged with
Rose Garden from Make It Crafty
Papers from Magnolia
Red card from stash
White distress Crackle paint
Dragonfly chipboard from MIC
Flower from stash
Leaves and Image coloured with Copics



Black Centura |Pearlescent
Black Fine Finer
White Opaque Pen
(And a whole lotta love!) :0) xx


Image: TEDDYBO_236
Paper: First Edition
Punch: EK Success
Gems: Meiflower
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps


Seriously, how wonderful were they!!?!?!?  Did you notice the 'Bo Marker' on Debbie's Calendar!?!  Genius!!!!!!

Okay, so now I think we have a wee matter of announcing our last challenge winners.......Christmas seemed to get in the way and I kept forgetting to update the blog....so, without further ado I'd like to tell you all that our overall winner was:

Karen O

with our runner's up being



Donna (BMC)

Ladies, please get in touch with Gayle via the website to claim your prize...xxx

SO.....here we are in 2013......a New Year...a New Challenge......!!

It's our 2nd Birthday on Friday 11th January (remember to pop back for our Blog Hop)..so we want our new challenge to be


Easypeasy, lemon squeezy!!  After all the Christmas and New Year cards you've probably been making recently this should come as light relief!!!!  The challenges will now run for a whole month, so plenty of time to get your cards in!!!!  And of course you can enter more than once....but you can only win once!!!!

So....find the link to submit your entries at the top of the Challenge blog page at the right hand side....!!

The prize, is as always,

for the overall winner with a free graphic for the runners up!!!
The challenge will close on Sunday 3rd February!!


We finally got our first newsletter out on Friday night.......it was just a basic one as it was a 'first go'....but we intend to get make them even more interesting as we go along.....so remember to sign up (see the right hand side column of the blog) to make sure you get the news FIRST right to your inbox!!


As I've already said it's our 2nd Birthday on Friday....so remember to pop back as we have a BLOG HOP happening........!!

Catch you soon......Gayle and ALL of the girls.....xxxxxxxx