Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday and Challenge #11 Shaped Cards

Gooooooooooooooood Morning to you all and a Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday...I hope it finds you well?!?!?

It's an exciting time here at Teddy Bo Towers as we are looking for some new Design Team members to join our family. If you love the little bears as much as we do, and think you would like to join us then just add DT next to your name when you enter this fortnight's challenge. You will be joining a team of wonderful designers and all round gorgeous girlies.  Today I am DELIGHTED to say that we have 2 WONDERFUL ladies joining our Design Team permanently....Tab (Tabby Crafts) and Bev Rochester are now part of our very happy little family and I am WELLLLLLL chuffed!!!!! :o)

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Now onto the winners of our last challenge, we had so many fantastic entries that the design team had a very difficult time picking just three, but eventually the decision was made and our winners this week are:

Overall Winner
Marianne
and our runners up are
Vicky
and Sandiblu



Congratulations ladies... I will be in touch with you very soon...xxxxxxx


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This week's challenge is sponsored
by our friends at
The overall winner will receive 3 sets of digi sentiments.

The winner will also be able to choose three graphics from the Teddy Bo store and the runners up get to choose 1 graphic each.

The theme for challenge #11 is

Shaped Cards

No squares or rectangles allowed and you MUST use a Teddy Bo and Co image, so let's see what amazing creations you can come up with and don't forget if you want to be considered for the design team then add the letter DT next to your name.

Entries to be submitted by midnight (GMT) Sunday 14th June

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Thought it was probably better to keep the smaller this week rather than you having to scroll through 20 graphics!!!!!lol 
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Check out the fabulous design team creations!

Debbie has used one of Bea's Bubbly Smiles this week which is one of a set of 3 tabs.
She's printed a Hope Jacare Doodle onto some Nit Wits papers and done a bit of colouring and doodling with some promarkers and Sakura pens.


For this weeks challenge I have used Teddy Bo number two for my shaped card. I have enlarged the stamp to DL size, coloured in Photoshop, digitally paper pieced the number using a Nitwits Paw Print paper and added a little bear charm dangling from the balloons and a polka dot bow, both from Mei Flower, to finish it off.


Claire has used one of the older Bo stamps and cut out the shaped card using her Silhouette machine. 
I know its not a shaped card but I just wanted to show you one of the new number images I have used that are new instore. There's Teddy Bea ones too!!




Tammy thought she would try some-thing new and different.
She used her cricut to cut out the letter "M" and mounted on to card stock, then attached the letter to acetate to give it support.
Papers used are from Panduro and called " Frosted Bluegreen ", as Tammy says LUSH!!
A colour combo that she loves to use often. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Bea as been printed onto Bristol Board and coloured with Poly Pencils.
The height of the finished item is 7 inches and will fit neatly into a box.
Here is the back of her creation. A tag hanging from ribbon will be added for the recipient to sign.







Edna made a lovely Post-it note holder using Little Olifant.


Bev's card

Bev has used Papers from Nitwits called  "Cherry Blossoms". The shaped card is from WhichCraft UK, flowers and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Image coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils.
Lisa has also used a shaped card from WhichCraft UK.  Papers are Doodlebug Design 'Berry Blue' and Wild Rose Studio 'Polka Dots', flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

We love seeing yours too!...so join in the fun!
So....just like always the link to submit your entries will be on the top right hand side of the blog......x
It was actually my gorgeous DT 'post birthday' girl Colette who started this post (thanks honey) but I just wanted to finish it off by saying what a wonderful Design Team I have and I'm sure you will agree that this week's samples are just stunningly gorgeous...xxx  Thank you Ladies..x....Gayle xxx

So ladies and gents..........thinking caps on and I can't WAIT to see what you make this week...xxx


Saturday, 28 May 2011

A little Olifant card.....and Design Team Call news







Good evening all.....weren't Nela's cards just GORGEOUS yesterday??! Today you can see Edna on our Design Team's "Olifant's Balloon Ride" card...I'm sure you'll agree the muted colours are just so calming...x


I am SO lucky to have the Design Team that I have at Teddy Bo & Co and we're hoping to add to our little happy family so our next challenge (opens this Tuesday) will also be a Design Team call....SO...if you fancy joining us on our, still very new, journey then please get your creative Teddy Bo & Co thinking caps on.........xxx


As for our current challenge....please remember that it closes tomorrow night, Sunday 29th, at midnight UK time..xx


Gayle x

Friday, 27 May 2011

The Spotlight today is on....Nela from Germany

Good Afternoon to you all....x

I hope you are all well and for those of you who have the bank holiday this weekend have a lovely time.

Today's spotlight is on NELA who hales from Germany...as you can see she doesn't just make cards but uses her wonderful talents to make lots of different crafting items...x

I hope you pop along to Nela's blog to see what other wonderful things she has made...x





































Catch you later....x




Gayle x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday..........TAKE TWO!!!!

Good Morning to you all..x

Thank you to Colette for posting the WONDERFUL Design Team's creations this week...sorry I'm so late with the WHAT'S NEW for the store...so we'll have a Teddy Bo Tuesday...TAKE TWO if that's okay with you all..xxxx



























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And now we can have another look at the girl's beautiful cards...xx









Used First Edition " Summer Breeze " Paper Pad.


Wild Orchid Flowers - cant go with out these.


Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon for the Bow.


Printed image on to Bristol Board.


Coloured with Poly Pencils & blended with baby oil.





















Coloured in photoshop and clipart fairy papers as usual. Found the poem whilst surfing the net, thought it was perfect for this image.












Don't forget you still have until Sunday 29th May - midnight (gmt) to enter our challenge which is


Teddy Bo only,(he certainly is getting too big for his boots this week, all the attention has gone to his head! he's been overheard asking Bea to peel him a grape!!!) with a chance to win a fab prize of a £10 gift voucher to spend at Bearly Mine Designs and your choice of three digis from the Teddy Bo store.



Catch you soon......x




Gayle x

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Hi everyone, Colette here, filling in for Gayle who will be along later with all the new releases and news. I thought I would give you a little look at what the design team have been up to this week, using some of this weeks new images and an oldie but goodie.


Used First Edition " Summer Breeze " Paper Pad.
Wild Orchid Flowers - cant go with out these.
Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon for the Bow.
Printed image on to Bristol Board.
Coloured with Poly Pencils & blended with baby oil.
 


Debbie
 
Coloured in photoshop and clipart fairy papers as usual. Found the poem whilst surfing the net, thought it was perfect for this image.
 
All these images, and many more will be available to purchase today, aren't they just gorgeous!
 
Don't forget you still have until Sunday 29th May - midnight (gmt) to enter our challenge which is
Teddy Bo only,(he certainly is getting too big for his boots this week, all the attention has gone to his head! he's been overheard asking Bea to peel him a grape!!!) with a chance to win a fab prize of a £10 gift voucher to spend at Bearly Mine Designs and your choice of three digis from the Teddy Bo store.