Monday, 31 January 2011

Look who I have just found........

Tammy as been blog hopping today....I have been after some inspiration as I have lost my mojo. Can't seem to find it anywhere. If anyone finds it please send it back my way. Doesn't matter what I do today creative, its just not working. Papers don't match....wrong colour flowers...inked images don't match papers....then not the right colour ribbon. Just do not know what as happened to me. Nothing seems to be going right at all.
So whilst blogging I came across this wonderful card, which I thought I should share with you all. I'd love to have a play with distressed inks....but with pennies being tight....I don't want to spend and then not be able to get the hang of it. Such a great finish, don't you think?
The bears are definitely getting around now. So many talented card makers about.....they put my cards to shame. Do go over and check the's blown me away.
I am off to tidy my craft den - hoping a clean room will inspire me.
Hugs to All

Thursday, 27 January 2011

How amazing is this Bookmark?

Evening Blogger's. How cute and amazing is this book-mark? Kathy is such a talented crafter. The blues and browns go so perfect favourite combination.  Kathy's colouring is out of this world. I so want to colour like this, when I grow up. Where am I going wrong? Stunning....please take a peek at her blog, just click on the picture of Bo and it will take you straight will all be blown away.
Well, I have some cards to make tonight. Hope to see your amazing cards in the challenge. So get card making Girls....oh and.....Gents.....have we got any gentlemen crafters?
See you soon.
Loads of Love

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

And now for this week's Teddy Bo Challenge

Ladies (and Gents if you're reading this) it's another Teddy Bo Tuesday and this week brings with it MORE NEW IMAGES IN THE STORE and also Challenge No 2!


Our theme for this challenge is:

We're looking for a craft with 2 items that match featuring on it
and of course our favourite little bears Teddy Bo or Teddy Bea.

To start us off I'd like to showcase my own
WONDERFUL Design Team's take on this week's theme.

Debbie xx

Bea is coloured with ivory,satin,dusky pink & pastel blue promarkers. With added stickles and sakura pens for sparkle.
I've stamped the patchwork stamp from Dimension forth onto pink DP from My Minds Eye Signature Suite and used a blue one from the same collection for the card backing

Heidi x

Lisa's Card

Papermania 'Blueberry Hill' papers
Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia flowers\
artha Stewart Garden Trellis punched borders\
Spellbinders Fancy Tag/Craftwork Cards sentiment
Marianne die cut frame
Pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts



"Sorry there are so many photo's but wanted to try and show how it worked. When you open the card a window opens in the middle with the second image and sentiment behind it. I didn't colour Teddy Bo in this time, I changed the line drawing to sepia and just coloured the flowers, hope that's OK, I think he looks lovely! Digi papers are from the Clipart Fairy, glittered card, (window shutters) from Craft Creations, flowers (brushed with watered down pva glue and dipped in glamour dust) and self adhesive pearls from local craft shop, heart pin is from the Ribbon Girl and ribbon from stash. I also inked around the edges of everything with a Color Box fluid chalk inkpad." - Collete

So Ladies, we'd love to see what you come up with.....Please use Mr Linky below to submit your entry. Thank you x

Monday, 24 January 2011




drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrum roll
No. 1 Lim (5)

I'm sure you will agree from the colouring to the choice of colours to all of the embelishments this truly is a beautiful card. Lim wins our fantastic first prize from Wild Orchid Crafts. Lim, I'll be in contact with you very soon.

If it had been okay to have two top winners then we would have but for our first challenge we really wanted to have No.1 and the top three, without further ado our top three winners are:


and Ellen

Ladies, words cannot express my absolute delight with ALL of the entries for our very first challenge and I would have made them ALL winners! Ladies, I will be in touch to find out what graphic you would like as your prize. I really hope that you can take part in our future challenges.




Sunday, 23 January 2011

::We still haven't come to a decision!!!!::

Well ladies....the response to our very first challenge was overwhelming and we would like to thank you all for entering......problem is, all of your cards were SOOOOOOO gorgeous we still haven't made a decision!!! Colette and Tammy are still to submit their votes (poor Tammy fell in the shower, so she's a tad sore at the moment and can't sit for very long at the computer) but we're hoping to get their votes today so that we can make our big announcement tomorrow (Monday) before our next Teddy Bo Tuesday!!!

More digital stamps going into the store on Tuesday......we're trying a different look this week...still Bo & Bea but with a more sketchy look....maybe you can give me feedback as to whether or not you like the look!?!? I'll give you a wee sneaky peek as to what you can expect.....

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Come on ladies......I don't know if you've spotted Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea anywhere on your travels around Blogland but they've been popping up everywhere........we have 23 of the most DELICIOUS cards in our first ever challenge....Oh MY!!!! but we'd LOVE to see even more!?!?!? Remember, there's beautiful candy to win from Wild Orchid Crafts and some graphics of some little bears!!! ;oD


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Remember the Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge!!

Just to remind you that our Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge closes on Thursday 21st January at midnight UK time.....we hope that you can find the time to take's ANYTHING GOES so the sky's the limit!!!

Also...Teddy Bo appears to have posted a picture on his blog of this week's new releases....what a naughty bear he is!!!!

FairyD x

Monday, 10 January 2011

Teddy Bo's First Challenge

Firstly we would like to thank each and every one of you for popping over to see Teddy Bo & Bea's adventures on our challenge blog. There are going to be some new and wonderful things to come from the bears. So do keep popping over, the more the merrier.

We have some yummy yummy launch candy from our first sponsor Wild Orchid Crafts.
Wild orchid Crafts have a wonderful selection of flowers for all your crafting needs. I for one just adore them and feel they are such a must have for your finished craft items.
Adding some glitter or glimmer mist to them makes them stand out beautifully. So do go over and check them out.

The launch candy will be our first prize for our very first challenge. Top 3 will each get to choose any digi stamp from Teddy Bo's Store, which also is being launched today too.
How exciting is this?
Teddy Bo & Bea have been up to SO much, so please pop over to the store for some truly
wonderful graphics. Our challenges will take place fortnightly on a Tuesday
"Teddy Bo Tuesday",
so you have plenty of time to take part.

This challenge is ANYTHING GOES!
The only requirements from you are the following ~

You MUST use a Teddy Bo or Bea image on your card. You can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice as long as the main image on your creation is a Bo or Bea, you will then qualify to be in the draw for the fab prizes. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes on Friday 21st January.


First card up from the Design Team is from myself Tammy.
I have used paper stack, which is called Frosted Bluegreen, they are fabulous double sided papers. Flowers are Prima and Wildorchid Crafts....added some glitter to them. Teddy Bea has some glitter on her button and pom-poms. Sentiment is from LOTV stamps

This stunning Easter card has been made by the lovely Claire.What a great idea saving old necklace beads and attaching to her card.

Beautifully Coloured.

Another great card from Claire only this time she has used the new Colour Your Own Decoupage Sheets, which are available in the shop.

Colette's card has the real WOW factor. How cute are those banners. A lot of work as gone in to this card. Teddy Bea looks fantastic. Again lots of layers and mounted with sticky pads.
Another fantastic idea from Colette. This gift box is a real keepsake. Just look at those gems around the oval, really does finish off the box.
The lovely Heidi has used My Mind's Eye 'Quite Contrary' papers,
Hero Arts Sentiment, Prima flowers and some gorgeous pink stones.
And second to last we have Debbie
A fantastic card just right for the man in your life

Finally we have Lisa's card. The yellow & purple look so lush together.
We hope that all the Design Team cards have given
you lots of inspiration to join us in our FIRST challenge.

Please add a direct link to your card by clicking on the blue frog.

Happy Crafting to You All
Gayle & Tammy

Thursday, 6 January 2011

::Hello my friends::

Hi.....Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea are still getting the furniture out of the boxes and moving things around a wee bit.......but please make yourself at home and pop over to Teddy Bo's blog to find out what's happening in Teddy Bo land.

FairyD & Tammy x