Friday, 30 September 2011

Fairy tale Friday #13

There is great excitement at Teddy Bo towers this week as Edna’s daughter is getting married next Thursday and Gayle has offered the use of the ballroom at the towers for the reception, and luckily we have a chapel in the grounds for the ceremony too.

We are all doing our bit to help.

Jill and Helle are brewing bucket loads of Potato Vodka, they have filled the barn with barrels of the stuff.

Tammy is decorating the ballroom and chapel, she has been down to the local scrap yard and bought a load of old tyres and is busily cutting them up to make bunting and flowers, we thought they may be a bit dark, but Kathy is going to spray them all with matt white paint and Tim Holtz picket fence crackle paint and “Shabby Chic” them up a bit, so they should look lovely.

Nicole and Nela are making the wedding cake out of Bratwurst sausages!!!

Gayle has been out hunting Haggis’s all week as she is cooking the wedding breakfast.

The menu is as follows;-

 Haggis soup for starters,
Haggis and tatties for the main course
Haggis crumble and custard for desert,
 I asked her what she was making for the vegetarians and she replied "why, Haggis salad, of course?!?!

Claire is knitting the wedding dress, although she did insist on knitting hats for the camels humps first as she was worried about them getting cold, after being used to a hot and sunny climate.

We have one of these toilet roll cover ups in every bathroom in Teddy Bo towers as Claire loves to knit them in between the twin sets, she is using this pattern for the wedding dress, just making it a bit larger, (although it will still be pink), she is even going to lend the bride a set of her pearls to complete the outfit.

Debbie will be singing a song during the ceremony when the happy couple go off to sign the register, she’s torn between -  Another one bites the dust By Queen (although Debbie actually sings - My brother-in-law bites my bust !!!) or Please Release me, let me go, cos’ I don’t love you any more by Engelbert Humperdink (Debbie’s version is Freeze the peas on piles of snow, or I won’t shovel the manure!!!)

Edna has made all the wedding stationery, but I do wonder what people must have thought when the invitations turned up. On the front was a photo of Edna wearing nothing but her black fishnet stockings, white stiletto heeled shoes, Tammy’s red rubber bikini, and boxing gloves, standing in a fighters stance with a big toothless grin and a black eye. The beautiful gold foiled wording reads, Come to my daughter’s Wedding or I’ll knock your teeth out!!! (Everyone who received an invitation has RSVP’ed that they will definitely be attending!).

Things were going to plan until yesterday afternoon, when Jill and Helle came storming in from the barn demanding to know who had stolen all the Potato Vodka, that was stashed there for the wedding, of course everyone denied it, but they insisted that it must have been someone.
Suddenly we heard a terrible screeching sound coming from upstairs, Claire said it sounded like someone was strangling her cat and fled upstairs in a panic, we were all right behind her. We rushed into the music room to find it was only Gayle practising the Wedding March on her bagpipes,(did I mention that Gayle was providing the music for the bride's walk down the aisle?)
Once again we heard a terrible screeching sound, but this time coming from the kitchen, we raced down the stairs to find Nela and Nicole beating each other up with Bratwursts, it seems Nela wanted to make a ten tier cake but Nicole insisted it had to be 15. As it was so high she had to use a ladder to place the bride and groom figurine on the top, but once she started climbing up, the ladder had pushed against the cake, the whole thing had toppled over and Nicole had landed on the floor in a mound of Bratwurst, Nela said it was her own fault for making the cake so high, Nicole had taken umbrage and the next thing a Bratwurst battle had ensued, of course the other girls thought it looked like great fun and everyone joined in, there was sausage and hair (Edna’s wig) flying everywhere.
I decided to leave them to it and went out to the barn to feed the camels, only to find the barn completely empty with not a camel to be seen. I searched around the grounds but couldn’t find hide nor hair, nor bobble hat of them. When I got back to the towers and told Claire they were missing, she burst into tears, accused Kathy of Camel rustling, then accused Gayle of not being able to catch any Haggis’s and using camel meat instead, once again the Bratwurst came out and the fighting continued.
Above the din I just managed to hear the door bell ringing, imagine my surprise when I answered it, to find a group of the local police and 30 bobble hat wearing camels.
It turned out that it was the camels who had drank all the vodka in the barn. When Jill and Helle had discovered the missing vodka and ran back to the towers to accuse everyone of stealing it, they hadn’t shut the door behind them, the camels had gotten out and managed to find their way to the nearest motorway where some of them were staggering rather drunkenly between the cars, and one or two of them had passed out on the hard shoulder. Luckily the police had recognised Claire’s handiwork (her knitting is legendary in these parts) and brought them home.
We obviously had to have a party to celebrate their safe return and thank the policemen for bringing them back.
Luckily Jill and Helle had a back up supply of Vodka in the stables, and we had enough Bratwurst to make sandwiches for everyone, even the camels.

Lucky for us the girls had managed to make these cards before all the trouble started.


Papers from Basic Grey 6x6, Marjolaine paper pad
Flowers from WOC, painted with cracklepaint....
Both pearls and licquid pearls
"Olifants can fly", TeddyBoBea_073
coloured with copics

I've used a Teddy Bea tag and coloured it with promarkers and flexmarkers. I have added a bit of glitter to the dragonfly and a extra large button and a little peg (2 things I've had and never quite knew if I'd used them!) The papers are a download from Printable Heaven. Oh I've mounted it all on a kraft card.


Tammys say's -

" There's not a great deal I can say about the card, as no papers were used in this creation.
I used to make this style of card a few years ago and they sold like hot cakes.
Men's cards are not the best to make, are they?
A few years ago I bought the " WS Templates " but sadly they are only big enough to make small cards. Tammy doesn't do small and never has.
So using Adobe shapes I created my own. I just added Bo in to the template ".

 " I've only used white and kraft card stock. Attached a couple of buttons and a sentiment.
Printed Bo on to Bristol Board, coloured with Poly Pencils and blended with Sansodor.
Also went around the edges with a black pen, to give a stitching effect ".

I have used TeddyBo_137 "Ginger Bo"
He is colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
The papers are October Afternoon and the
holly leaves are WOJ. 

I´ve played with TeddyBoBea_074 *SnowFun*
colouring as always with Prismas
sentiment StempelEi
cardstock in light blue and white from Bazill
backing paper BasiGrey *Eskimo Kisses*
Martha Stewart border punch *Icicles*
snowflake brads and rhinestones

Here is a mini scrap book album I made for my son which shows pictures from the zoo.
I used:
Jolly the G.....Jiraffe
Quickutz Sugarplum Shape (form of the album)
Tim Holtz on the fence

I've used 'Hey Mr Postman' TB 130 for this very simple card. I didn't want to cover up the paper with loads of embellies as I wanted the Santa and the greeting to show.

I've used My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found Christmas' papers
Prisma and polychromos pencils for colouring
buttons from stash
Vellum snowflakes (Craftime embellishments)
Polar white Flowersoft and crystal glitter

This is TeddyBea_023 coloured with Promarkers as usual! 
The paper is a freebie from Sherry K designs and the sentiment is from Imagine That stamps

I've pimped up a brown paper bag from Aldi for my grandson to put his Halloween candies in when he goes trick or treating.
The image is TEDDYBO_131 coloured in Photoshop, papers and cat are from Nitwits Eeriesistable collection and the cauldron, spiders web and trick or treat sign are from a digital scrapbooking kit that is no longer available. I've stroked a black Memento ink pad over the bag and around the edge of one of the papers. The spider is from an old pair of Halloween earrings, and his little red eyes light up and flash when you turn him on, which is easily done by telling him how gorgeous he is and how much you'd like to run your fingers through the hairs on each one of his hairy little legs LOL!, actually he has a little button underneath.

Gayle (The Bagpipe Queen)

 I made a bookmark with the little Army cadette Bo and Bea...x


Hope you've enjoyed today's tale and all the fab design team projects. Have you remembered to check out the Teddy Bo Top Tip this week which is a fabulous Shabby Chic tutorial by the queen of all things Shabby Chic Kathy.
Also don't forget Edna's Wordy Wednesday for lots of inspirational Love quotes and a freebie word art, and you still have until Sunday Midnight (GMT) to enter our things with wings challenge.

Come back next week when I'll tell you all about the wedding day!


  1. Hi These tales should be tured into a book can you imagine the movie !! would be a grammy winner for sure. Giggled so much ! Love it ! Thanks Kitty ;0)

  2. Hee Hee Hee... You crack me up... I needed a good laugh...brilliant.I can just see those camels with their hats post, brilliant cards from you all.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Just a word of thanks to all at the Towers for their Herculean efforts on my family's behalf. We are so looking forward to the celebration amongst good friends.
    A special thanks to Tammy for the spare rubber she offered to make the bride's going-away outfit. It's with our dressmaker as we speak though I must admit she's having problems attaching the lace to it. No doubt she'll find what she's looking for at the hardware outlet when she goes later today.
    Edna ;)

  4. Absolutely brilliant story today. Looking forward to all the going ons at the wedding. Beautiful cards DT, as always you blow me away with your creativity,
    H xx

  5. It is amazing that the DT can still produce such beautiful and inspiring cards despite all the shenanigans! Love the story, and the photo of the camel is a hoot - though I actually think they won't need their little hump-hats today, with this glorious weather they should feel right at home!? By the way, I can't blame the camels for turning to drink around you lot!
    Look forward to next weeks installment!!! Karen xx


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