Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday...x

Hi and welcome to another fabby Teddy Bo Tuesday. It seems like just a week since our last chat!?!?!?!?

I don't know if it's just me but I remember when a week was a week.  I don't understand what happened, but this week seems to have been only 2 days long!?!?!?!?  Too much to do, too little time.


Before we have a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design teams this week, let's take a peek at what's new in store.



...and this week's DT inspiration

First up Team B who are hosting the current challenge.


I´ve used the sweet Bea with the balloon and coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils. The Cardstock is from SU and the pattern paper is from DCWV. I´ve decorated with rhinestones and flowers.


Still following the theme of B & W + one other colour...Pink. 

Used new Teddy Bea with Balloon, added 'Happy Birthday' and sentiment using computer. Stamps Magnolia stars in black and painted pink with liquid pearls. Magnolia stars border embossed with pink distress powder, wooden butterfly painted black, used Magnolia paper and used white Dabber paint around the edges :0)))) I have used different shades of pink :0)))


I have made two little things for the black, white and ​​a colour of your own choice challenge.


I've gone for a pink theme this time I just
love these colours together.
Finally got round to colouring this fab image in,
it reminds me of when I was a teenager
many moons ago singing along to Aha and Fleetwood Mac in my bedroom in front of the mirror.( Don't laugh).
Morten Harket was going to come in his limo to my school and marry me.
I'm still hoping..Lol....!

I have coloured her with Polychromos pencils.
The Papers are from Raspberry Road.
The flower and leaves are from CREAlies.
Sentiment is a digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly.
Take care 
Angie Harket (in my dreams) ha! ha!


Colored with my Touch Markers..
The papers I've used are from my scrap-box..
Ribbons and flowers I bought from WOC..
The text stamp comes from hAnglar & stAnglar..
I've used a little bit of cheese cloth.


This is a larger card than I usually make -
measures 7 inches by 7 inches.
I printed TEDDYBEA_107 a little too large.
Papers used are - Papermania - HENBURY LANE - lush!!!
Coloured with Poly Pencils - blended with Sansodor.
Extra fine white glitter added to water. 
Flowers / Gems - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - from my stash.



I´ve played with the sweet image "Love showers" and colored it in brown tones. I´ve used only cardstock in black and white and I have decorated with clear rhinestones and punched hearts. I´ve used a Martha stewart edge punch for the heart border.



I've made a new card with Bea in the meadow


and a few from Team A


Here is one I've made using Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium papers. I don't do Halloween but I liked these papers because of their strong colours and generic appeal.


Ok, got my Copics refills and had to give the challenge a go!
More brown that black maybe..but I chose brown as my extra colour
Hope you like it!


Its a DL card, as I wanted to keep it quite simple, I have coloured it with promarkers and really love the effect its given. I kind of thought that it still went along with the challenge. I've used Teddy Bo and Co papers,  they are just sooooo gorgeous! The sentiment reads - Thinking of you now and always.


I've used one of this weeks new releases to create my card for a new arrival, isn't that stork just fabulous! Image is coloured in Photoshop, the papers and word art are from Nitwits, paper roses made using a Marianne Creatables die, leaves a CREAlies die, and the scallops are made using a Nellie Snellen border die. There is lots of glitter, the ribbon, and the pearls in the flower centres are from stash.


Here's a quick look at a card made by Helle using one of the
FairyDoodler images available in the Teddy Bo Store.


"self portrait"


There is still plenty of time to enter our Black, White and one other colour challenge, you have until Sunday 4th September, Midnight (GMT) to get your entries in, with the usual fab Teddy Bo prize on offer, so....

Don't delay,
Create today!
then enter in,
for a chance to win!

Oh...and one last thing.....I'm busy working away on a new store in the background....this will make it MUCH easier to navigate round the store as we have LOTS of things planned in the near future....so fingers (and paws) crossed...by next Tuesday I could be inviting you along to our new shop opening...same address...different dress...xxxx

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

Friday, 26 August 2011

No Fairy tale today!

Unfortunately there is no fairy tale today due to circumstances beyond my control.....basically everyone has been as good as gold! 
There has been no trouble, no drinking, no excursions, no fighting, everyone has been getting on like a house on fire. Jill and Helle have managed to stay sober all week, Claire has been quietly knitting herself a new twin-set, Tammy hasn’t cracked the whip once, she has been extra busy stitching rubber bands together to make herself a new dress, and Edna hasn’t chased a bloke all week - well except for when she chased the postman down the drive with Tammy’s whip because he didn’t have her new rubber stamps in his postbag.
Everyone's been keeping their heads down and working hard, but knowing this lot I can’t imagine it will last for too long, so I am making the most of the peace and quiet while we have it. 


Let's take a look at all the fabulous creations the ever so industrious design team have come up with.



I´ve used the cute Bo *Who´s got a letter for you* and I´ve colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. I have used Cardstock in two different green tones and light brown. The pattern paper is by DCWV. The edges of the paper I have treated with the paper distresser. I have decorated only with small brads.


Hi all i have been having a play with this new gorgeous image.
I think this will be another all time favourite she is just beautiful.
I've gone for my old faithful colour combo Pink and Blue
and used Flexmarkers and Polychromos pencils to colour her in.
The papers are from Raspberry Road.
Used a Go Create die for the image and a Marianne Creatables die for the doily.
The Flowers are from Wild Orchid and the leaves are a new die that arrived yesterday
it's a CREAlies die CL CS 11


I love this image, its totally gorgeous - its up there with my favourites!!!


Tough challenge for me this week as black and white are not colours I normally use, but I have to say I enjoyed the challenge a lot :o)......for my other colour I went with beige/cream.  I have used Bo Baby image and have colour Bo with Prismacolor Pencils. The papers are by DCWV La Creme Stack.  All the paper flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft,  the sentiment is by Magnolia, and the sheer blooms and seam binding is from Creative Treasures.


I made my first bottle hangers ready. 
It was fun and was very easy!
I´ve used "Love showers"


I have used as you can see, the beautiful papers from Teddy Bo and I love them!!!


Here is my Christmas Frame Card with 'Polar' Teddy Bo using black, white & gold: 

Teddy Bo and the bow are heavily glittered and used glossy accents, loads of gold stickles for the wreath, black sparkles for J & Y and gold & white poinsettias. Made frame card with black card embossed with clear embossing powder...


I just had to show you this stunner, black white and gold how fab-u-lush!


and here's mine, using the same image as Tuesday's card, but coloured
Paper in letters is nitwits, red lines are peel-offs, I used stickles for the berries
and red organza ribbon from stash.The image is layered up a couple of times,
and I have glittered the fur on Bo's hood and around the J and Y.


There is still plenty of time to enter our black, white and one other colour challenge, you have until Sunday 4th September to show us your fabulous creations.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday & New Challenge # Black & white + colour of your own choice

 It's Tuesday, so that can only mean three things; new goodies in store WooHoo!!!, new challenge theme and new DT inspiration, and if that wasn't enough excitement for you, if you are into rubber, we have our first set of rubber designs available to buy now.

 Team B are hosting the challenge and this week the theme is...


we would love to see your black and white creations, and you can add another colour of your own choice, can't wait to see what you come up with.
We only have one rule, You must use a Teddy Bo and Co image.

We had some fabulous entries for our Love is in the Air challenge, but unfortunately there can only be one winner, and that is....

Overall winner


Runners up


and Linx

Fingers crossed Gayle has returned to earth after her week performing in the theatre...but, as always, if she hasn't contacted you soon a kick in the backside works...or, alternatively send her an email...that works too!!!! ;o)
What's new in store?

Now let's see what the design team have been up to this week.

Up first is Tammy's card and a small tutorial on how she made her card.

" I have used a mixture of papers from my stash. The paper on the front of this card is " Making Memories - Wedding ". The inside is from a cut-off, so not totally sure where is from etc.
The technique I have used for this card is fairly simple. NOT my idea, as I have seen it about in blogland a few times and have used this idea myself on a number occasions."

" You need to first print two images off, making sure they are both the same size.
Colour one in your choice of colours and the other in greys.
I used Poly Pencils."

" Once coloured, place in your die cutting machine - I used my cuttle bug, place small circle dies over the top and cut. I used a totally of three. I then mounted my grey image on to my card. "

" Then, using wet glue I attached the coloured circles over the top of the grey coloured image."

" Added Wildorchidcrafts flowers, sentment ( computer generated ) and butterfly peel-off to the card.
Some glitter was added to Bo's butterflies.
The inside of the card complements the front....I printed Bo again so that he fits snug in the corner. Coloured in greys. "

Next up is ........Angie's stunning card

    Angie has coloured just the Bear's faces - as her extra colour and added glitter to their hats. The papers are from Raspberry Road.
She has made these wonderful crochet flowers herself and added buttons.
Swirl is a die cut she found in the bottom of her bits box.The lace is is also from her stash.

Annie's Card

Annie has used the gorguss new TEDDYBEA_138 and painted her dess in pink shimmer paint (which does not show up very well in the photo) and added glitter too, added Ranger Glossy Accents, glitter and pink distress powder to her hat. Made the black patterned background paper, used MS flower border punch, small dasiy punch, square scalloped nestie, clear embossing powder and a sentiment created on the computer...so here we have Black and White & a hint of Pink :0)))


Like Annie, Nela has used the same Bea....isnt she so sweet?
The red / black and white go together so well. Beautifully done.


I´ve used for my card the cute pencil sketch *Bo´s Ballon Ride* in negative. After printing I wiped with a sponge's over the motive, so the colour removed in some places. I´ve used Bazill cardstock  in red and black. The pattern paper is by Art Plus and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. The doily I made with die cut from Cheery Lynn Design and for the border I used a Martha Stewart punch. The decoration are only black pearls.


" I have used just normal pencils and blended it with a cotton bud. I've added a little pink to the card too. I hope you like it.
 The mat is a bright pearl card which is soooo gorgeous in real life. "


" For once I needn't worry about my shading and colouring being as good as the rest of you coz I haven't done any other than on the dragonfly  LOL! Patterned paper is Shery K designs - think it was Tammy who found them ".


" The choice of color was not so difficult because I got a block with a lovely pattern sheets as a birthday gift and have used one of them here.
"Steal a kiss", Teddybobea _066 is my choice of stamps today.
Colored with my Touch Markers.
Glorious flowers purchased in our local scrap store
"Only once in a lifetime" is a rub-on that I bought when Jill and I shopped like crazy when we met this summer. "


" I loved this challenge, I have used my favorite Teddy Bo image and MME Meadow Lark papers, I have kept it really simple as I loved the Black against the white, I have added a hint of Pink, using WOC Roses and a few pearl hearts, my sentiment is an old Elzybells one..."


As you may know Heather has had some health problems, so it is brilliant that she has felt well enough to join in with our challenge this week.

Oh my goodness!!! I've just nearly passed out with shock, the boss has made a card, and it looks pretty good too!

I've used one of this week's new images "Bo in a Wreath", and chosen red as my other colour.

I coloured the image in Photoshop in full colour, then desaturated everything but the red. The paper is from Debbi Moore's Black and White Chic Boutique CD, the red metallic card is from Home Bargains, black organza ribbon from MeiFlower and white ribbon with rose from a local craft shop. I have paper pieced the J and Y, covered the red bow and ribbon with glossy accents and added nail gems as the berries.


Don't forget you have until Sunday 4th September midnight(GMT)to enter our challenge, looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.