Friday, 25 November 2011

Fairy Tale Friday #21

I may have mentioned last Friday that it was Edna’s birthday over the weekend and we were going to have a big celebration, including a belated one for Gayle.

We started off with a birthday breakfast, all the girls made the effort to get up early and cook a huge breakfast  for both Edna and Gayle, partly as a birthday surprise but also because Gayle normally cooks the breakfast and we always have either Haggis on toast or Haggis Krispies, (similar to Rice Krispies but made from Haggis). We have always wondered how she got the little balls of Haggis to puff up, but last week I actually caught her making them. She breaks off little pieces of Haggis, rolls them into balls, and then sticks a straw in each one and blows into them until she is red in the face and they have puffed up!!! which explains why they always taste of garlic the morning after we have had spaghetti Bolognese (made with minced Haggis of course) for tea the night before.

After breakfast we all gave Gayle and Edna their presents, they both got lots of smellies and sparkly things, but a couple of the girls had made gifts too. Claire had knitted Gayle some little woolly covers for the pipes on her set of bagpipes and she had used her left over wool to make Edna a couple of new wigs and a set of false eyelashes, Tammy Louise managed to get a couple of pics of Edna trying them on.
What do you think? Which one is your favourite?

Renee G had made them both one of her famous survival kits, Gayle’s contained Haggis soup and deep fried Mars Bars and Edna’s contained a pack of Tena lady’s, and a T-shirt with the words Your Boyfriend Wants Me! Emblazoned across the front.

Jill and Helle had made them each a selection of their now infamous alcoholic beverages and Edna being Edna decided now was as good a time as any to sample them, by lunch time we were all well and truly sozzled and decided to have a couple of hours sleep in the afternoon before we started partying for real.

The party started with Debbie singing a song for each of the birthday girls. Gayle had chosen Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney, instead of singing Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea, Debbie sang Bullet in tyre, we kissed rolling round in our tea!!!  And if you read last week’s tale, you will know that Edna had requested Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, which in Debbie's version is Soup on jelly, frogs with lipstick, eggs are quite ferocious!!!

The potato vodka, turnip tequila and broad bean brandy were flowing, Jill who by now was usually asleep under the table was actually on the table doing the cancan with Claire. Edna was shouting at Hazel who was in charge of the music, asking her to put on a bouncy song, and getting quite angry when she didn't know what song she meant, finally Edna sorted through the CD’s, pulled one out and pointed to one of the tracks, it was at this point we realised she meant a Beyonce song. Gayle and Liz were quietly sitting in the corner discussing the best recipe for Haggis curry, Gayle wanted to put porridge oats in it, Liz did not!

Gayle decided to give us a tune on the bagpipes, and we all got up and started doing the conga around the room when, suddenly, the doorbell rang. Imagine our surprise when we found a gang of hunky men on the doorstep. It seems every one of us had decided to surprise Edna with a male stripper for her birthday, and we had each secretly booked one, not knowing that everyone else was doing the same thing.

They put on a great show, but we had a few problems when they got Edna up to remove their G strings with her teeth, as she had taken her teeth out a couple of hours ago and we couldn’t find them. Helle jumped up and offered to do it on her behalf, but Edna was having none of it and firmly told Helle she could manage just fine with her gums and at least she wouldn't accidently bite them, the worst she could do was give them a nasty suck!!!

Tammy Louise managed to get quite an arty shot of the boys before they left, poor Sonny and Quentin (towards the far end) had lost their helmets as Edna had squeezed a boob into each, stuck them in place with double sided tape and was strutting around the room twirling the feathers that were dangling from them and asking all the boys if she could tickle their fancy  - oooeeer missus!

They made a run for it at this point and the last we saw of them was a dozen cute, little bare backsides legging it down the drive.

The next morning we had to get Kathy to the airport as she was going home for Thanksgiving. We had ordered a mini-bus so that we could all go with her and see her off, but for some reason it didn’t turn up. Kathy was starting to panic as she was worried she wouldn’t get there in time to catch her plane. Suddenly Claire jumped up and shouted “I have an idea!” and went running off, she turned up ten minutes later with all the camels saddled up, and told us to jump on. We had to tie Edna onto her camel as she was still very drunk from the party the night before, not helped by the fact that she had decided to have a pint of vodka with her breakfast! We strapped Kathy’s luggage onto the backs of some of the spare camels (we do have thirty after all).
Gayle had made a picnic of Haggis sandwiches, Haggis sausage rolls, Kentucky fried Haggis and Haggis Liver Pate and oat cakes, as she thought we may get hungry on the journey and Jill and Helle had filled everyone’s flasks with left over vodka, brandy and tequila.

We must have looked a right bunch, rolling up to the airport on our camels, especially as by this time Edna had passed out and was dangling upside down from the saddle of her camel, swinging backwards and forwards as the camel ambled along. We didn’t really care though as we managed to get to the airport just in time for Kathy to catch her flight! hooray!

Now let's take a look at the fabulous creations made by the girls this week.



Image: TEDDYBOBEA_063 found here
Coloured with Copics
Papers from Kaiser Kraft
Numbers and ribbon from one of my local shops, Søstrene Grene.
Numbers painted with Crackle paint
Stickles, glossy and liquid appliqué :)


I have coloured TEDDYBO_148 prisma's for his fur and the tree,  and copic's for everything else.
I used a green glaze pen on his boots so that they shine.
The gold star paper is off last years Forever Friends paper pack.   The star and moon border is an EK Success punch.  The felt tree's were a freebie off a magazine, with added liquid pearl drops.
I've finished it all off with a glitter peel off sentiment.


These tag cards have been going around blogland now for ages. So as its something different Tammy Just had to give it a go. Those that are interested, there is a link on her blog for the template.
Used my favourite papers - DCWV - NAN'S NURSERY - BABY BOY
Embellished with Wild Orchid Flowers and gems.
Swirl die-cut - I think its a Marianne Die
Side ribbon says " tiny hands and tiny feet " this was from the NEC last year and I believe it was Ribbon Girl.
TEDDYBOBEA_065 as been coloured with Pro-markers.
Side sentiment is from Fizzy Moon.
Side view of card shows the inside which complements the front.
Small greeting added.
As an extra special gift - I printed TEDDYBOBEA_087 - coloured again with Pro-markers.
Frame was purchased from poundland - decorated with Martha Stewart punch and
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers.


I´ve played with the gorgeous image *Candy Queen*
colouring with Prismas
Bazzill Cardstock, Maja Design paper
heart punch EK Success
and I´ve decorated with lace and buttons

Hugs Nicole

TeddyBea 169
Coloured with copics/promarkers
Echo Park papers
Daisy Embossing folder
Marion Emberson Designs stamped sentiment
Ribbon and machine stitching
Renee G

colored up the new penquin teddybobea_088 with promarkers, added it to a kraft card, with some echo park, winter park papers and stickers. I added some large glitter to the trees, popped one off the the card, added some fun flocks to their tummys. And some stickles to the so fun sentiment!

Had to make another "survival kit"! Finally got my Echo Park, winter park papers and i had to use them. A friend of mine wanted another kit made with this paper, as we both have been eyeing it! I got the tin at the thrift store and added the buttons to the lid as a "knob" and it holds the teddybo_151 image on a little tag.

colored with promarkers, popping off the tag with 3d dots. I added these cute snow flake baubles my friend sent to me, how cute they are! added another cozy to the cup for a bit of fun! 3 kinds of hot cider will warm someone right up!


Here's my card, I hope you like it, the sentiment on the back I bought (ummm no my little Daddy did but he doesn't know it lol!) on Saturday while shopping with my Mum :0) I think it's just perfect for the card.

You still have until Sunday 27th November Midnight GMT to get your entries into our challenge, Also don't forget to check out this week's Top Tip Tutorial where Nicole will be teaching us how to do paper piecing with digi images, there is also a freebie wordart to snag in the previous post, and tomorrow there will be a sneak peek of next week's new releases.

There's plenty to see,
and lots to show,
We've got it all,
at Teddy Bo!

See you next time.
Colette xx


  1. Fabulous post as that Haggis...yuk...and vodka for breakfast...oh! dear! what your livers could be the strippers, my blog froze right at that true it did...IT DID!!!
    Anyway, can just see the bare bottoms running down the drive..[wee shiver there]glad you all made it to the airport on time on the camel express...I really like the red wig with the lashes, yes, that is my favourite.
    Incredible beautiful cards ladies...all gorgeous...Thanks for my Friday fix

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Great way to start a gloomy Friday morning!
    I like Edna in the Blue Turban-esque wig; very long as she doesn't smile and spoil the effect by exposing the fact she hasn't got her teeth in!?!
    Great cards, inspirational as usual - Thank You!
    Love, Karen xx


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