Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Busy, busy, busy!! The girls are all still busily unpacking the container and stocking up the cupboards in our craft room with gorgeous stash!! We found a tiny weeny little bit of time to make some cards with the images we could lay our hands on and lots of turnipade too which was in the refrigerator!  There's been an awful racket going on in the basement and Maritha discovered that Colette had locked Gayle in the Graphics room and hidden the key!! She looked through the keyhole and spied some fantabulous images being drawn on Gayle's Graphics tablet, we're so excited, but Maritha said her lips are sealed and she will not tell...... Well there's more than one way to make the Swede sing!!  Anyway, while we are eagerley waiting for our next batch of scrumdidlyumptious Digis, the DT have made these for a little inspiration.  Have a fab week and see you on Fairytale Friday! Hugs from us all in the Teddy Bo Oasis!



Image - Teddy Bea 226
Copics - Fur E31/33/35/18
Dress - R 29/37/49
Promarkers - Apron, Hat & Slippers 
Christmas Pudding - Walnut and Black
Papers & Cardstock - Bazzill Criss Cross Card
Papermania Christmas stack
Die Cut - Spellbinders Dotty Frame


TEDDYBEA_274 coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
First Edition papers
Green card from The Papeterie
Dovecraft glitter ribbon
Flowers, thin ribbons & crystals from stash


Lau W

Image : TeddyBoBea_150
Papers (no name)
Banner : die Joy Crafts
Punch : Leave (Nellie's)
Peel's Off
Stickles and Promarkers



BoBea 150 coloured with Spectrum Noir, Flex and Promarkers
papers are from Forever Friends Kraft Notes

Friday, 25 October 2013

Fairytale Friday

There was great excitement at the towers last week, as the container we had filled with most of our crafting supplies was finally arriving here in the UAE from Scotland. 
We had managed to bring a small amount of supplies with us in our hand luggage, and replaced scissors and craft knives when we arrived, but the bulk of our stuff had been packed away in the container.
Gayle had also managed to hide a few pairs of breeding Haggis in there, as no matter how far away from the heather covered hills of Scotland we were, she couldn't survive without her precious Haggis sausages, curries and casseroles, and it is impossible to get fresh Haggis here in the UAE.
She had dosed them up with sedatives, put tartan caps and scarves on them, packed them in a box (with holes for breathing obviously) and labelled them as cuddly toys LOL! she was desperate to find out if they had managed to get past customs and survived the journey.

Gayle decided she would get her bagpipes out and “pipe” the container in, and Maritha persuaded her to play the Abba song Thank you for the music, you may remember the chorus goes something like this –

Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing,
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing,
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty,
What would life be?
Without a song or dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me.

Maritha decided to change the words to fit the occasion so her version went,

Thank you for the craft stuff,
The cards I’m making,
Thanks for all the mess I'm creating,
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty,
What would life be?
Without our dies, stamps and card - what are we?
So I say thank you for the craft stuff
For sending it to me!

Anyway, the container finally arrived on the back of a big lorry and imagine the poor drivers surprise, when he pulled up to a gaggle of chattering woman, jumping around excitedly in their bikinis (a sight to behold let me tell you - think plates of wrinkly jellies sitting on top of a spin dryer in full spin mode, yes, really, some bits were that wobbly LOL! I’m amazed he didn't turn around there and then and drive off into the desert never to be seen again).
On top of that horrendous sight, there was a mad Swedish woman sitting atop a camel that was wearing a tea towel on it's head and Raybans, she was howling out a song , while a strange Scottish woman, wearing a tartan bikini and Tam O’shanter hat, was fighting with a tartan octopus, that was screaming and screeching in pain as she strangled it (that’s exactly what the bagpipes look and sound like when the boss plays them hehe!).
He nervously and quickly unloaded the container and then jumped in his lorry and drove away at breakneck speed, shouting something in Arabic which  Debbie translated as "What a lovely bunch of well-behaved ladies", and which I translated as - "What a load of wrinkly nutters" haha!

After he had gone, we crowded around the container while Gayle unlocked it, desperate to get our hands on our precious craft supplies, but you’ll never guess what we found when we opened it up…..dum dum duuuuuummmmmmm!

Did the Haggis make it?
Did the copics leak?
Did the distress ink pads dry up?
Did the stick on gems, still stick?
Did the ribbon get knotted?

You’ll have to wait until next week to find out hehe!


IMAGE - Oli_008
PAPERS - Big Top - Just So Scrappy
Lifestyle circle dies
Grosgrain ribbon, waxed cord, spotty button and stick on pearls - Meiflower



Die : Spider's web (gift from a friend) Memory Box ?
Die :  fence (Marianne Design)
Border : Rub'on tranfers
Stickers (mummy, pumkin...)
artificial spiderweb
Stickles, Promarkers



Teddy Bea 275
Colouring - Copics 
Papers - Docrafts - Tilly Daydream Papers
Mixed flowers, seam bindiing, cheesecloth and pearls
Silver Mirri card
Kraft card stock
Doily, metal corner embellishment
White Gel pen


I cut the gift bag out on my Silhouette Cameo and Coloured the Bea with Copics.




Image: TEDDYBEA_277 (precoloured)
Background: Birds Cards Cut file
Sentiments: Whimsy Cards & Blonde Moments
Card Base: Silhouette Cameo 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Goood Morning everyone...I hope you are well!?  It's been a busy week personally for me as my gorgeous daughter Megan turned 16 yesterday!!  Oh my how the years have flown.  As we've not long emigrated she didn't want a party but we still had loads of fun!!

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

SO then what wonderful things did the design team make?!?!  Lots and lots of goreousness!!! :O)


Image TeddyBea_274
Colours - Promarkers & Copics
Fur - E31/33/35
Outfit - promarkers Mulberry /Cerise / Copics - RV 02/04/06
Sand - Ginger / Honeycomb / Mustard
Die Cuts - Tim Holtz Doily 
Go Create Fancy Oval 
X-Cut Oval
Backing Card Bazzil Black 
Ebosser Embossing Folder & Wow Embossing Powder


Pion design papers
Magnolia flower die
It´s a paperbag card (more pics on my blog)
Coloured with Copics
Lau W

Image : Molly_005
Papers : Wild Rose Studio (Annabelle's Meadow)
Oval die : Marianne Design
Flowers dies : Marianne Design and Joy Crafts
Border Punch : Martha Stewart
Lace, ribbon, stickles and Promarkers.



Image - Molly 005
Colouring  - Copics
Papers - MME Blush
Magnolia Flourish
Go kreate - XL Frames filly 2
Mixed mulberry Flowers, seam binding, ribbon, lace
Kraft card stock
Metal Corner Die




Image coloured with Flexmarkers & Promarkers
Orange card from The Papeterie
Doodlebug Designs paper and co-ordinating sentiment
Charms & ribbon from stash

Friday, 18 October 2013

Fairytale Friday

Pre Coloured Image from New Oli & Molly Digi's
Image Number: Molly_004
Gift Envelope - Cut on Cameo
Pink Paper from Stash


IMAGE - Oli_002
PAPERS and WORDART - Doodle Doo Digital Scrap Kit - Just So Scrappy
BUTTONS and CORD - Meiflower

IMAGE - Trio
PAPERS and ALPHABET - Sisters digital scrap kit - Just so scrappy
Flower soft for pompom
Lifestyle Edge it dies for top and bottom border
Gems, bow and satin rose trio - Meiflower


TEDDYBEA_270 coloured with Flexmarkers & Promarkers
Papermania card & ribbon
Gems & charm from stash
Embossing powder
Marvy snow marker
Maja design papers
Magnolia feather die
The text says " it was better before"
the corner is from DutchDooBaDoo
Coloured with Copics

Molly 001
Colouring  - Copics E70 E71 E74
 Pink RV10 R81 RV000
Green G20 G24 G28


FairyD's Angel_005
Papers : MME (bramble rose)
Die : corner (Nellie's)
Die : Butterflies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Stickles, half-pearls, doily paper, Promarkers.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Gooood Morning to you all and a very happy Teddy Bo Tuesday.....and as we now reside in the Middle East may I wish Eid Mubarak to you all.

We've got a BUMPER release this week....we've got Bo and Bea and their new friends on the block Oli & Molly.....and a little angel has even sneaked into the store!!

WOW.....and of course with new releases the DT girlies work flat out to get the cards made to showcase them.......we even had some help from some of our ex-DT ladies...thank you Jill, Edna and Helle for stepping up and having a play.....x  We also have a new girly on the team, Lisa Watkins who has been showing us her makes on Facebook has joined us...x

Image TeddyBea_272
Papers: Stamping Up and Laura Ashley
Cardstock: Bazzil Basics & Glitter Card
Die Cuts: Marianne Fancy Doily
Cheery Lyn Fanciful Flourish
Copics: Fur E31/33/35 
Promarkers: Lilac/Amythest/Purple/Orchid
Warm Grey 2/3/4/5
Olive Green/Pear Green
Cool Aqua



PAPERS - Fruitytoot Digital Scrap kit - Crazy 4 monograms
BORDER DIE -Impression Obsessions - DIE017-V
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower

Image - Fairy - Teddy Bo and Co. - coloured in Photoshop
Couture Creations die - Tatted Lace Doily
Lifestyle die - Nesting square Doily
Stick on pearls, ribbon and charm - Meiflower



Image: TEDDYBEA_272
Paper: Making Memories
Flowers: EK Success Punch with gems


OLI_001 coloured with Flexmarkers
First Edition paper
Holographic card from The Papeterie
Ribbon & gems from stash


Teddy Bea 268
Colouring medium - Copics
Fur E35 E31 E30
Pink RVOOO RV10 R81
Purple  BV04 BV02 BV00 BV000
Papers - Carta Bella Giddy Up for her
SB Floral Ovals


Lau W

Papers : Galeria Papieru
Sentiment : freebie (Create with TLC)
Punch : Martha Stewart
Half-pears, Glossy Accent, Promarkers.


It's been such fun having a lot of the old gang together....I do hope we can 'hang' out again in the future....xx
Gayle and the Gang...xxx