Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday!!

Good Morning Teddy Bo-ettes.....how are you all this morning?!??!?!  It's another 'fresh' day here at the Towers...it's trying to snow again...so with all this bad weather and our design team's reluctance to wear much clothing or go outside without a tankful of schnapps!!....we've been doing some Spring Cleaning this week.  Let me tell you....there are cobwebs in places you WOULDN'T expect them...isn't that right Colette!!?!?!?


Our Blog hop was a great success but we still have one or two to claim their prize...so please check the prize-winners post to see if you were one of our winners. 

Helle (our resident 'cocktail shaker') has been walking the floorboards at night awaiting the birth of her first Granddaughter......well.....thank goodness this little angel has finally arrived as Helle was driving us all potty (she has a VERY squeaky floorboard in her room and kept picking that one to walk over!!)  So how delighted was she when this photo arrived on the Teddy Bo T'internet to show us what she looked like....


She's only 3 days old here and isn't she just beautiful.  Little Jessica doesn't know us all yet (we'll break her in gently)...but her 'extended' Teddy Bo family want to wish her and her family lots of cuddles and kisses...we have packed Helle off for a couple of days back home to visit this precious little baby and have warned her she must make her partner Freddy take LOTS and LOTS of pictures.....xxxx

SO...what's NEW this week


and of course......with all the broken nights of sleep and lots of Spring cleaning getting done...the Design Team appear to have magically made another collection of wonderful cards for us all to view!!! 

Image is TEDDYBEA_183
Coloured with Copics
Papers from Vibece Spigset and some leftovers from MME
Paperdoily behind. All panels are machinestitched.
Flowers handmade with a Marianne die and the butterfly is a CL die.
Metalframe with a Whimsy text inside


Teddy Bea 184

Me to You papers 'Spring Chic'
Copics and Promarkers to colour
MS Punch, Twine, Buttons and PC sentiment

Liz x

The text says.."one shall clean....BUT NEVER ON A BIRTHDAY"
Magnolia paper
Bo Bunny paper
Magnolia tag
Metalflower from PyHobby(roses and pearls too)


I´ve used:
Teddy Bea 183
Spellbinder Label five
Spellbinder Floral Doily Motifs
Paper from Pachela


This started off as a quick and easy card, but then I decided to make my own embellishments, a sponge, a feather duster and a dishcloth. Of course I had to add a bit of bling to my duster LOL! 
Image - TBEA_183 coloured in Photoshop
Striped paper in WORK - Echo Park - Life is Good
Insert papers and sentiment-Papercraft inspirations free download.



I´ve played with the sweet image TeddyBea_183
colouring as always with Prismas
sentiment by Motivet
cardstock Bazzill
design paper by Maja Design
embellies: flowers, pearls, swirl
I hope you´ll like my card :0)
Hugs Nicole

I've made myself a new notebook for my lists :c)
Image: TEDDYBO_177
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Alphabet: Sizzix Man Oh Man
Teddybo-101 image

Colored with Promarkers
lime zest
soft lime
ice grey1,2,3,4
glitter paper
simple stories paper
flower trim
rhinestones /stickles



TEDDYBOBEA_102 Coloured with copics.  
Glamour dust added to his pom pom and glossy accents to his bubbles.
Flowers were a gift from a good friend and they are a mix of blue and white, with a pearl in the middle.
Silver swirl on front is Cheery Lynn.
Martha Stewart double loops punch.
Memory Box die on the inside is valerian flourish.
Paper is MME Lost and found.


TeddyBoBea 102
Echo Park "Splash" DP
NB Standard Circles
Sentiment is "Birthday Letter Seals" from Raindrop Echo Designs w/Whimsy
Studio G Alpha Stamps
Just the Edge Bazzill Basics
Ranger Distress
Colored Pencil and Gamsol
Royal Coat Plaid Dimension



Here I am with a new card, this time with cute Olliphant,TeddyBoBea 102
Colored with Prismacolor
Pattern Paper from Pion Design
Flowers from Kort & Godt, Storyteller and WOC
I bought myself a new dies, but can not remember who made this one ...
"A little hello" is the text on the stamp
I have also dotted the edges with a stamp from  Stempelglede


Not long left now to enter our 
Anything Goes
challenge. Your entries must be in by Midnight GMT on Sunday 5th February. The lucky winner will receive their choice of the

(10 graphics from the Teddy Bo store)
And remember you only have a few days left to qualify for our Teddy Bo & Co FIRST BIRTHDAY CANDY
So pop this on your blog......come back to http://teddybochallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/teddy-bo-tuesday-first-birthday.html and tell us you've done in so that we can pick our winner....remember, you have to post this on your blog and tell us you've done it to qualify!!!

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

Monday, 30 January 2012

Mojo Monday

I thought today we would look at beautiful Pink Roses that I have come across on Pinterest, I love roses and pink ones are even better lol! I love roses as I think they are so romantic and beautiful and I love the beautiful smell that you get when you brush past them in the garden.


A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers are large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.[1]
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhodon (Aeolic βρόδον wrodon), related to Old Persian wrd-, Avestan varəda, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr, Armenian vard.[2][3]

Aren't they just beautiful?


Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never smell the perfume - Arthur Miller

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today - Dale Carnegie

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds 'round my neck - Emma Goldman

I hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration.

Love Clairebears x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Fairy Tale Friday #29

There was a knock at the door of the towers on Tuesday of this week and to our surprise, standing there, was a very bedraggled looking Edna, no hair, no teeth and wearing nothing more than a spangly bikini and six inch high stiletto heels (not much changed there then).

Nicole and Nela had collected all the stuff Edna hadn't taken when she went to Vegas and piled it into the attic, so they ran up and found her a set of dentures and a nice mauve wig.

Over a couple of glasses of Watercress Whisky (Jill and Helle’s new brew, in preparation for our Burns Night Supper, - a big celebration in Scotland) Edna told us why she had ended up returning to the towers.

It seems that Wrinkly Willy, already had a girl in Vegas, she was a member of a rival Pole dancing troupe called the Pensioners of Pleasure, and her name was Provocative Pru, the Princess of Passion!
It seems Pru found out about Edna playing with Wrinkly Willy’s pistol and didn’t like it at all, so she turned up at the club one night, just as Edna was doing one of her most complicated pole dancing moves which involved hanging upside down from the pole. Pru grabbed Edna by the hair, which came off in her hand, so she grabbed her by her spangly bra top, which also came off in her hand! Edna’s boobs immediately drooped over her eyes so that she couldn’t see what was happening. Pru dragged her from the pole and flung her across the room (she was the size of a sumo wrestler, so Edna had no chance). Edna’s teeth flew out of her mouth and landed with a plop into one of the customer’s drinks and to Edna’s embarrassment she landed on the head of another customer, slid down his face,(she was still greasy from the baby oil they use to grease the pole) and plopped into his lap. He jumped up in shock and she slipped to the floor, knocking the table over as she went, and ending up covered in beer, ribs and coleslaw (he was just about to eat).
Edna looked up to find Pru standing over her holding tightly to Wrinkly Willy’s pistol and aiming straight between Edna’s eyes. She told Edna to get out of Vegas and keep away from Wrinkly Willy or Edna would find herself with his pistol right where the sun don’t shine!!!
Edna was marched to the airport at gunpoint and booked on to the next flight to Scotland, she was still wearing her pole dancing outfit and had no other clothes with her.

Unfortunately Edna seems to have an aversion to the bears since she got back and runs from the room screaming if one of them goes near her. It seems Pru is totally covered in a thick layer of honey brown hair and looks like a big scary teddy bear, so at the moment Edna is keeping well away from anything bear like, because they give her nightmares!

On Wednesday we had our Burns Night Supper, as it was a traditional Scottish celebration, Claire decided to give Gayle the night off and said she would prepare the food and sort everything out. Of course Edna wanted to help too, as she wanted to make herself useful.

We all sat in the great hall which was decorated with lots of tartan, apart from Tammy’s table which of course was decorated with rubber. We were asked to stand up while the Haggis was being piped in, Liz and Kirsty-Anne played a tune on the bagpipes while Claire carried in a silver tray, held high above her head, followed by Edna who was going to address the Haggis and Helle who carried a tray containing three glasses of Watercress Whisky, one for each of them for the toasting of the Haggis.
We all clapped our hands in time to the music until the tray was placed on a large table at the head of the room and Claire with great aplomb lifted the lid from the tray to show us the Haggis.
Unfortunately Claire being a great animal lover, hadn’t had the heart to kill and cook the Haggis, so he sat there on the tray staring at us all sadly, with his three little eyes, a tear silently falling from the middle one, his two short inside legs folded across his chest and his two longer outside ones curled up underneath him, his hairy toes just peeping out.
Claire just carried on regardless, telling us it was now time for Edna to Address the Haggis.
Edna looking very elegant in tartan leggings and a bra top made from two sporrans, walked quickly up to the Haggis, looked him in the eyes and said in her poshest voice –
Haggis, your address is
Teddy Bo Towers
Teddy Bo Lane
Teddy Bo-ville
Turned to us all, took a bow and tottered off  in her very high heels, towards Helle.

Next Claire announced  it was time for the Haggis’s Toast, we all stood and raised our glasses, but Claire went over to the table, lifted a cover off another tray and gave the Haggis a piece of lovely thick, hot toast dripping with butter, which he took gratefully and started to devour with great joy and lots of lip smacking.

Gayle who up until this point had been too dumbfounded to speak, asked Claire what on earth she was doing, Claire replied that she had googled Burns night Supper and it said that the Haggis had to be piped in, addressed and then given a toast and that was exactly what she had done, was there a problem?

Gayle gulped her Whisky down and stomped from the room shaking her head and muttering some very rude words, Liz and Kirsty-Anne following behind, flouncing their kilts as they went.

I think that will probably be the last time Gayle will allow anyone else to arrange The Burns Night Supper!

There hasn't been much work done in the towers this week as we have been too busy catching up with Edna and all her news, but we do have a few cards to show you.

I have done some "layers" so it´s a bit 3D

Swedish babypoem

Jack and Jill papers
I do know that die is a snowflake(just telling) but it´s SO CUTE,that i use it as a flower to! =)

Hugs Maritha!

Image: TEDDYBO_174
Coloured with Copic markers
Papers from Pion and MME
Little bearcharms from a friend
Metal tabs from 7gypsies
Pearls, ribbon and string from stash


I´ve played with *Cupid Bo*
Colouring as always with Prismas
sentiment by HeroArts
cardstock from Bazzill
design paper Maja Design
Martha Stewart edge punch, heart punch from EK Success
embellies: lace and buttons
I used one of Gayle's Wonderland Stamps for my first attempt at Steampunk and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.
Image - WS_019_Queen of Hearts-Coloured in Photoshop
Background paper - Indygochild Victorian Steampunk
Geared Heart and Flowers - This be me scraps - Steampunked
Cogs and gears from an old clock
Sentiment mat - Xcut nesting dies-ornate bookplate

Clairebears x 


I have used TeddyBea-181, and coloured with Promarkers. I have used papers that I got from Tesco's ages ago and think it works so well! The buttons are from my button box as is the flower in her hair!


Thank you Jill for the inspiration - I'm totally loving this style card. Got my second one on the go too.

You still have just over a week left to enter our Anything Goes challenge, the lucky winner will receive 10 Teddy Bo and Co digital images of their choice!

Have a lovely weekend
Colette and the gang!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Blog hop winners

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday!!

SO...did you enter our Blog Hop!?!? 
Have you been to check out the Design Team's blogs to see if you won anything there?!?!?!

Thank you to those who entered our Blog Hop and followed both this blog and our DT's blogs....your comments have been really lovely to read....so, onto the winners:

The winners for the individual blog hops are:

  • Liz - MEL http://melsanford29.blogspot.com/

  • Claire-  http://craftyescape.blogspot.com/ - Jo Escape to the Craft Room

  • Tammy - PINKY - http://www.pinky-pinkysworld.blogspot.com/

  • Debbie  Whimsical Whispers

  • Colette - Karen -  http://mycraftycupboard-karen.blogspot.com/

  • Maritha - Emma http://chaosinacraftoom.blogspot.com/

  • Jill - Sonny http://sonnys-bastelspass.blogspot.com/

  • Helle - Lilli   http://loo-loodesign.blogspot.com/

  • Tammy-Louise - Sandy at  http://joy-sandyscreations.blogspot.com/

  • Nicole - Danny - http://fieperdefiep.blogspot.com/

  • Nela - http://suescraftworld.blogspot.com/

  • Hazel - Wendy - http://flowergirlcards.blogspot.com/

  • Renee - Debbie - http://fairybluebellscraftadventure.blogspot.com/

  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Our £10 Teddy Bo & Co prize goes to

    One of our £5 Teddy Bo & Co prizes goes to

    Lindsay (http://craftymonster81.wordpress.com/)

    With the other one won by

    Saskia (http://into-my-creative-world.blogspot.com/)

    Please contact me at support @teddybo.com
    Please note, if these prizes are not claimed by February 5th they wil be re-drawn.

    The winner of the D'Arcy's Diaries' prize will be announced on Thursday with the next release on www.darcysdiaries.com

    Our CANDY winner will be announced on Tuesday 7th February...remember you've got to post our candy graphic on your blog and link back to us to be in with a chance of winning it....see here for details. 


    SO...what's NEW this week!?

    and of course, you will know that our Design Team  have risen to the challenge with some inspiration for you



    I have used Teddybo-174 Text. I have coloured him with Promarkers, I have used papers and stamps from Papermania called Portobella Road. I have made a 8x8 card and used kraft card as the card base. I have brought it all together with string, I really love how this card has turned out!

    Liz - Peace and Love

    TeddyBo 173
    TeddyBea 181
    Prisma pencils
    MME papers - lime twist - happy go lucky
    Liz x

    I have put some crackle accent on the windows....but it dosen´t show on the picture
    Swirl from CL
    Snowflake die CL(but i have used it as a flower this time) =)
    Leaves is a die from Magnolia
    Key from PyHobby
    The text says"happy birthday"


    TEDDYBOBEA_099 coloured with copic's and prisma's
    I have added glossy accents to the windows
    PP is by First Edition Isabelle
    Swirl is Cheery Lynn tropical flourish
    Sentiment is computer generated.

    Image is TEDDYBOBEA_099 FULL
    Coloured with Copics
    DP from Magnolia
    Flowers from Storyteller, WOC and Bikuben
    Magnolia swirl, button, charms from Kort og Godt, Pearls

    Retro papers from Etsy
    Prismacolor & Derwent Pencils
    Art Deco Glamour Dust
    Lace offcuts from eBay
    Pom Pom trim from Local Sewing Shop
    Flowers / Cricut
    Pearls & Gems from WOC

    Teddybobea_099 Image
    Colored with Promarkers
    Prima Flowers
    October Afternoon Thriftshop Papers
    Glittered Alphabet Stickers
    Nestibilities Die Cuts /curved rectangles

    This is the inside!

    The outside - a little pink and a few flowers!
    TEDDYBO_174 and bird and roses from TEDDYBOBEA_099
    Paper: Dovecraft Back to Basics
    Embossing: Cart-Us Rose folder


    I´ve used:
    Teddy Bea 099
    Freebie Shaper Set from Clipart Fairy


    For a child

    Image - TEDDYBO_174
    Papers - Echo Park - Little Boy Papers
    Button and string - stash

    For a teenager

    Image - TEDDYBO_174
    Papers - Shery K -  Party Time
    Buttons and string - Stash

    For a young adult

    Image - TEDDYBO_174
    Papers - Men In Mind - Clipart Fairy
    Cottage Cutz Beer die

    Baby Bea, I colored with prismacolor
    Sugar coating White glitter is the cloud coated with
    Perleswirl from the Storyteller
    Dies by Sheryl Lynn
    Flowers are fraWOC, Kort& Godt
    The butterfly is from Pion Design's lovely papers
    Ribbons is from Panduro


    Teddy BoBea099 Bea with window set + flying birds flipped and resized and flowers,
    Kaiser Craft Vintage Timeless DP
    Sentiment is Raindrop Echo Design w/Whimsy "Birthday Letter Seals,Ranger distress tool for many many hours,Sentiment words inside book are by Layers of Color Art Stamps "Old World Flourish and The Love Chapter"

    Ranger Distress Ink and Copic mediums

    Flowers are WOC, Magnolia and Kaiser Craft,Wood flourish is Kaiser Craft fancy heart
    Brads are WOC,Charm is Making Memories,Tim Holtz Grunge Board altered w/Ranger crackle paint,WOC metal butterfly,Hand made shutters with corrugated cardboard and crackle distress ink

    Tanya Johnson
    Guest Designer

    Remember you still have just under 2 weeks to enter our latest challenge with is


    really couldn't be easier!!

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