Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday and New challenge

It's Tuesday again and that can only mean one thing, well two things actually LOL!, new products in the Teddy Bo store and a new challenge. YEEEEH!!! This time around Design Team B are hosting the challenge and they want you to......
Alter something
this could be anything you can think of, have a look below at the fabulous creations the design team have come up with, if they don't inspire you then nothing will!

Remember though...it MUST contain a Teddy Bo & Co image!!!


Now onto the winners of our last challenge...did you see the fantastic entries!??!?!  WOW....what gorgeous items our friends have made.  Inspirational and so creative....we love it!!

Of course when it comes to voting time at Teddy Bo Towers on a Monday it's always so interesting to see how we all have such different styles too.  This does make it so hard mind you to find an out and out winner!!!lol  BUT...we managed to find our Top 3 and they are as follows....:

Overall Winner

and our runners up are

and Laine

Congratulations ladies... Gayle will be in touch with you very soon...xxxxxxx  (However, knowing how bad Gayle's memory is...if you haven't heard from her in a couple of days then it might be a good idea to drop her a line at support @ teddybo.com  ;o))


Here at Teddy Bo towers we can't wait to see what amazing creations you wonderfully talented BO-ettes are going to come up with for this challenge, and don't forget we only have one little rule - you must use a Teddy Bo and Co image on your entry.

Entries to be submitted by midnight (GMT) Sunday 7th August

Teddy Bo and Co are sponsoring this challenge and the overall winner gets to choose 10 GRAPHICS... and the runners up pick one image each.


 And now some inspiration from our wonderful Design Team


Hi ladies,
here I show you my bedside lamp, it´s okay but a bit boring.

Then I colored Beas, scanned, printed on transparent paper and laminated.

And now I find the lamp much more friendly

Beautiful evening!


Love this stamp so much, I cant stop using her!
So, yet again I have been altering. This is a wall plaque that I bought last year from my local garden centre. Found it in the bargain bin for damaged items. There was a small photo frame attached that had broken away.

I haven't had to add any backing paper to the " W " as this was nice enough. Did go around the edge with ink to give a distressed look. Been as been printed rather large as the " W " was damaged a little underneath. Bea measures 5 1/4 inches. The " W " its self measures 8 inches.

Something about the flowers that I'm not entirely happy with.  Again there had to be a large spray of flowers cus of damage.
Added a sentiment which says " Friends are like Flowers "

Bea's wand I made myself from a cocktail stick and star embellishment - added glitter and gems to finish off.
I have sprayed the whole item 4 times with Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Coating as this seals and protects the project. So if it gets dusty etc, you can just wipe over with a feather duster.



"Something altered"
I had an ugly, old clock that I was going to throw away.
Made me a new one by cutting all parts of thick cardboard
This watch is adorned with a pattern paper from Riddersolm Design that I have distressed a little  at the edges.
The motif ofTeddy Bea is from the series Circular frames 002
The clock is decorated with many flowers from Prima.


I have altered this note book for Shaleise, she had bought a hard backed one and it was a little too plain, I found this corrugated board and thought it would work, I have used a soon to be released image (available next week) as this is both my girls all the time.

I have coloured my Teddy Bea with markers, prisma pencils and chalks, I have carefully cut her out and using foam pads I have stood her on the bottom of the book....

I have added lots of stardust and as I chopped of her earphone wires I used some button twine to replace it, I have used some die cut music notes cut from the same corrugated board....

I have added a die cut butterfly with some gems, and of course some Blooms, and 25mm Pen Roses, they have had the glitter treatment too, and a little heart with some stickers to spell out her name, I have added some seam binding and tied a bow at the top....


For the ‘Something Altered’ Challenge for 28th I have used some left over tiles from a bathroom job I ‘helped with’ a while back and made some coasters inspired by Collette’s mug from ages ago :)

Any hoo, I coloured in the 'ikle bears with Prisma pencils, scanned them and resized to print them out onto decal waterslide paper...

…then sprayed with clear acrylic spray paint to seal the images (smells just like nail varnish) so when immersed in water, the ink will not bleed. Soaked the transfers in water until the transparent film came away for the backing paper and careful dabbed them on to the tiles.

Also added some stamped hearts and then sealed again with the acrylic spray. On the back of the coasters, I added some sticky backed felt pads…Volia!!

I also have some other bits and bobs that I have ‘pimped’ for the following Friday post.
I hope you like my project :)



Hi all just a quickie this is my Altered something for Tuesday.
It's a MDF tissue box that i have painted with white Acrylic paint.
I have then used some Raspberry Road papers from the Oh so shabby set.
Coloured images with copics and promarkers.
Made a heart lace trim with a Martha Stewart punch.
Butterflies are from a Sheena stamp set that you use for paint fusion.
Flowers are from Wild orchid crafts.



I´ve altered these two paper bags...

...and made a desk box.

For my desk-box I picked the adorable Bea *Sitting, waiting for You * and I´ve colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. First I cut the bags to a height of 9.5 cm and glued them together. To strengthen the paper bags inside and outside I´ve used cardstock kraft and  I´ve glued two separations so that I have received four separate subjects. I also used cardstock in light purple and cream. The design paper is by Maja Design. For the decoration I´ve used lace, punched hearts, small heart buttons and a cutting die by Marianne Design.


and even Kathy from Team A wanted to join in

Believe it or not my sister-in-law called me this morning looking
for me to bring her a few cards and if I had something for
a baby shower!!!! LOL That is never my luck so I will
be taking this to New York for her cousin!!


Also Colette couldn't resist

As it's not my team's challenge I have made a card, but thought the picture was perfect for a frame too, so that's what I have done. Please forgive the rubbish photos, my hubby usually takes them, but he was at work so I have had to do them myself, the card and frame look so much better in real life than they do here.

I have used one of this weeks new releases, the bears are coloured in Photoshop as usual, but I made the picture up in Photoshop too, using a background paper from Raspberry Road's Squeaky Clean paper set, and some wordart and bits and pieces from some of my digital scrapbooking kits, (I think they come from various kits by Tina Chambers). The sentiment too is from Tina Chambers but I re-did it and changed the words slightly to suit my purpose.
The card uses papers from
Raspberry Road's Beach Bliss, flowers from Creative Treasures, seam binding from Ribbon Girl and gems from stash.
Once I had finished the card I thought the picture would be perfect in a frame, so printed it out again onto canvas photo paper, found a frame to fit it and added some more flowers, seam binding and gems to the frame to dilly it up a little. To be honest flowers are not my forte, I love them on everyone else's cards, but I am never happy with them when I use them myself.

So ladies and gents...we are REALLY excited to see what items you alter.......I think this could be the most exciting challenge yet....Best of Luck and as always the linky to submit your entries will be at the top of the blog...xxxxx

Gayle & the Gang..xx 


  1. What amazing creations, they are all gorgeous and such great inspiration. I have never Altered anything before, but I might need to try this one...if I can find my thinking cap...now where is it?????

  2. Well! My altered project is finally finished and uploaded Girls with 3 days to spare. Fantastic DT work!!

    Hugs Hazel xx


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