Tuesday, 30 September 2014

It's a manic Teddy Bo Tuesday!

Well....what can I say!?!?!?

It's been an emotional two weeks and I'm just talking about me!?!?! 

The response to our DT Call has been phenomenal!!  The talent we have witnessed was breath taking.....I'll tell you a wee secret...a few of my current DT's even started to panic!!! ;)
I really do feel truly blessed that people love the wee bears as much as I (and my Teddy Bo family) do.....only problem is, it makes the job of picking SO MUCH HARDER!!!
Anyway, let's get on with the other news this week and then we can get back to the DT business later.

SO....what's NEW in the store this week!??!  Well, we have some new characters, FeeFee & Fawny...perfect for Christmas, Valentines, Birthdays....just perfect!!!  Fawny is quite the cutie!!  We've also got a couple of old favourites that have been brought up to date and a couple of newbies too.

And of course...when there's graphics my girls love to play!!!  Check out these wonderful works of art from the Design Team!!

Image used: TEDDYBO_051

Image used: FAWNY_004

Image Used: FAWNY_003
Papers - Nitwits Merrychristmasmouse & Simplejoystoo
Copic's E31/33/35/18
Promarkers Pine/Forest Green/Sunkissed Pink/Putty/Ivory
Spectrum Noir Pencils - not sure of colours, but browns
Die - Britannia Poinsettia collection (3 dies)
Sentiment - homemade
Second Card.....
Slight difference in light colours, ivory only used and not so dark around the face
Sentiment home made.
Image Used: FAWNY_003

Image Used: TEDDYBO_051

Image Used: TEDDYBOBEA_001

Image : FAWNY_002
Papers (no name)
Die oval Sizzix and Die Spellbinders (floral ovals)
Punch Flowers Nellie's, and Die flowers IO,
Sentiment : chipboard BasicGrey, Half pearls.


Image Used: FAWNY_001

Image Used: FAWNY_001

Image Used: TEDDYBEA_023
(this is a re-draw that went into the store during the week) 


WOW......weren't they just splendiferous!!!!??! 

Of course....with us being back in full throttle we want to start the challenges off again.....so we thought that we'd start with a lovely simple one that even I can do.....so the challenge for this week is...

(as long as it's Teddy Bo)

SO......starting from NOW until the clock strikes midnight on the EVENING of the 12th of October we'd love to see your cards.  The only rules are that it has to feature one of the characters from Teddy Bo & Co....and with  our D'Arcy's Diaries and Wonderland Stamps soon to join us on the Teddy Bo site then your options just got even bigger!!!!  Keep an eye out for that news next week.

"SO, what do we win", I hear you cry!?!?  (either that or someone's stuck down the back of my settee and I'm sitting on them!?!)

Well, how about TEN GRAPHICS from the store for the winner and one each for the 2 runners up!?!?!  Does that make it worth entering for?!?!??!?!

Find the linky below and GOOD LUCK!!!

Now, what about that Design Team Call!?!?!

Well, please know that it has pained me greatly (seriously, I've had a sore head for 5 days) to have to only pick 8 girls to join our team......that takes us up to 16 in total.....!!!!  But we had to come to a decision eventually and I have the greatest honour of announcing that we are offering places to the following girls.......I hope that you will accept.
Erin Sparkles Fairclough
Sally Astill
Deneen Treble
Melissa Goodman
Anne Cullen
Stacey Schofield
Penny Busch
& Lis Murphy


SO, after that utterly exhausting post, well it was for me, let's call it a day and I can't wait to see your cards for the challenge....xx


Gayle & The Girls

Please pop your challenge entry in the link below....thank you..x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Well....as we said last week, WE'RE BACK!!....and boy have we 'BEE'n busy!!! ;)
It's another sunny day here, which does sound fantastic but the temperatures are still very high.....so I hope that you have a cooler day wherever you are.

SO....what have we got in store for you!??!  Well, we have some new releases, the first for a long while and we hope you like them.  We have some absolutely gorgeous cards from the Design Team...AND, we have a Design Team Call....what more do you want/!?!?

Now, let's have a look at what's in the store this week.....

That was easy wasn't it....so now let's see the absolutely amazing cards....









Crikey, weren't they gorgeous!!!!?! 


 Now, don't you want to be part of what we consider to be the happiest design team in Crafting Land!??!?!

What do I need to do I hear you ask!?!

WELL, it's easy.....on our
facebook page we want you to post your 'bestestest' Teddy Bo & Co cards/crafts and tell us why you want to be part of our team.....simples!!!

WHAT!?!?!  That easy!?!?  YES!!!!!

We want people who will love our bears the way we do (we've VERY protective of them) and who will showcase them in the very best way.  My design team is the most wonderful group of girls, past and present.....so much so that they ask to come back after they've taken a break!!!!   This in itself should tell you how wonderful they are!

SO, what's expected of you!?!?

We will have two releases a month, so you will be in one of two teams.  To coincide with the releases we will be bringing back our challenges so you'll be required to make a card/finished product with the current releases...so that amounts to ONE card a month!!!  Of course, if you just can't resist making more than one card then nobody will be upset!!

NOW......get your pens and pencils out as the countdown has already started....our Design Team Call ends on September 30th!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also want to say a very sad goodbye to Debbie who has been with us from the beginning, it's been absolutely wonderful having her with us and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for loving my wee bears so much.....and a big HELLO AGAIN to Claire and Elaine who couldn't resist us and asked to come back!!!

See you soon....Gayle and the girls...xxx

Monday, 8 September 2014

We're Back!! We Missed You!!!

Hi everyone......well, that's been the fastest year yet!!

We celebrated our first year in Ras al Khaimah, UAE in the middle of August and it's been a wonderful year of self discovery, sweaty backs (it's VERY, VERY hot here) and new friends.

When we first arrived we had all sorts of problems with telephones, the internet and connections, so decided to take a hiatus from Teddy Bo and explore other things, then I started painting and trying out new hobbies, but I missed him and I'm now back ready to find time for my favourite little bears again!

So........ We will be starting the Teddy Bo & Co challenges again very soon AND.....


SO, if you're interested in joining our team then please keep checking the facebook page TEDDY BO & Co and here on our blog  as I'll be putting up details very soon.

I've started playing with lots of new ideas and over on the facebook page you can get involved with a new graphic I'm currently drawing - pop over and join in!  My old drawing board (Wacom) is back out and I've started drawing again....ooooh it feels good.... and this is the most important thing that I wanted you all to know ! .......... 

Thank you so much for the lovely welcome back
Gayle and the girls...xxxx