Friday, 3 February 2012

Fairy Tale Friday #30

We’ve had a bit of trouble at the towers this week, mainly over the Haggis from last week’s Burn’s Night Ceremony.
Claire had decided that she wanted to keep the Haggis as a pet and named him Hamish, but Gayle thought he was nice and plump and meaty and would be perfect in a Haggis Lasagne, so Claire decided to hide him to keep him out of harm’s way. She found somewhere safe and warm to keep him and would sneak him little treats of Marmite sandwiches and Sticky toffee pudding, favourite foods of the Highland Haggis! One day she took him his treats, only to find that he wasn’t there, she looked all around, but he was nowhere to be found.
Suddenly, she appeared in the kitchen, ran over to the pot Gayle had on the stove (Gayle was cooking the meat for her latest batch of Haggis Hotdogs!)and stared into it her eyes filling up with tears. We were all looking a little bemused, as at this point we had no idea what the problem was. Claire turned to Gayle, just as the first teardrop dripped from her eye and landed on her best pink glittered twin-set with a plop. Why? she cried, how could you?, how could I what?, asked Gayle. How could you turn Hamish into a hotdog, he was such a special little Haggis, I had just finished knitting him a kilt and a Tam’o’Shanter hat ready for our next party, he was going to look cute and cuddly, and now he’s going to end up on a buttered roll, covered in ketchup, I can’t believe you could be so cruel!
Gayle looked totally bewildered, as did the rest of us, except, for Hazel, who looked decidedly shifty, and began edging her way out of the room. As soon as she reached the door, she headed for the stairs at great speed, Claire noticed her out of the corner of her eye and took off after her, the rest of us followed behind, but we weren’t as fast as Claire, who had taken the stairs three at a time, and we arrived in Hazel’s bedroom to find Claire and Hazel pulling hair and throwing punches at each other, while Hazel’s Black Cat - Cougar, and Hamish the Haggis, peered out from under Hazel’s bed looking terrified.
Everyone was trying to get between them and break up the fight, except for Edna, who was shouting, go on Claire sock it to her, come on Hazel, stop punching like a girl and belt her one, knock her teeth out (we then heard her muttering under her breath - I could do with a new set of teeth and they would suit me perfectly, nice and even and pearly white!) Nicole managed to grab Edna and restrain her, as she was about to jump in and aim a punch at Claire’s teeth.
Just at that moment Hamish let out a little frightened yelp, Claire stopped to look down at him just as Hazel’s fist connected with her nose, the blow knocked her over and she bumped her head against the headboard of the bed as she fell. Edna held Hazel’s hand aloft and proclaimed her the winner, but Hazel was immediately sorry for what she had done and was staring worriedly down at Claire, who was looking around dazedly and asking us if we could see the stars twinkling around her head, weren’t they pretty, they were all pink and glittery, wearing twin-sets, singing - Always look on the bright side of life and dancing the can-can!!! The bang on her head must have been very hard if she was seeing stars!
After a few minutes Claire seemed to be herself again, and Hazel was explaining that she thought Hamish was really cute and would make a great little friend for Cougar. Look, she said, they really like each other. We lifted up the valance on Hazel’s bed to see the two of them now fast asleep, curled up together, one of Hamish’s short legs gently resting across Cougar’s tummy. They looked so sweet cuddled up together, that Claire didn’t have the heart to move Hamish and they decided they would share the job of looking after him, so all’s well that ends well.

Oh, and just a quickie, Debbie went off to a singing competition the other day, she didn’t look too happy when she arrived home, but she had two medals, a little silver one and a huge gold one. Being impressed by the fact that she had won two medals and having no idea why she looked so down, we asked her what she got the silver one for - singing, she replied, everyone who entered got one, well you were obviously brilliant at something we said, look at the size of that big gold one, what did you get that for – stopping – she replied despondently!!!


Now let's take a look at what the DT have to show you today.

You wouldn't believe how many tubes of Pringles we had to get through before Maritha found the perfect tube for her project!!! but being the kind and generous people that we are, we were only too glad to help out our friend!

The text says: "babies never sleep ..... they are just charging"
The back with some buttons
Panduro papers
MS punch
Nellie Snellen die for the little name tag

Coloured with copics
Papers from MME
Flowers from WOC and Creative treasure
Bling from Prima, swirl, text stamp from NSS
letters from Making memories



TeddyBea 099
Prisma Pencils
Trimcraft Paper 'Animal Antics'
Martha Stewart Punch
Birdhouse Die
Tiny Butterfly Punch
Craftwork Cards Sentiment


coloured with Prismacolor Pencils
Digi Papers - Raspberry Road & Phoca Free Vintage
Ranger Embossing Fine Powder
Cricut Craftoom Labels & Papermania Anniversary Stamps
MM Snaps . Lace Offcuts & Flatback gems . Tatting Thread.


Handmade flower is a hair barette and when you take it off, it looks like the next one

Teddy Bea 181
Shape EZ Pedestal Tag by TLC w/Whimsy
wire beads,color me flower, ribbon and feathers from stash
Copics and Ranger Distress Ink
DP is from scraps and colorbok


I've not had a play with Herman before, but after seeing these papers on a freebie CD I thought they would work well!



Purples aren't a colour I use often but thought they just had to be used, as the papers are LUSH!
Coloured with Poly Pencils and blended with Sansodor.
Flowers as always are WILDORCHIDCRAFTS - gems too.
Ribbon from stash.


The glitter sweet stack DCWV paper
colored with promarkers


Thanks for popping along to read the latest instalment of our adventures at Teddy Bo Towers. Make sure to return next week to hear a little about Edna's trip to see the doctor!!!

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  1. Gorgeous cards and projects as always girls, love them for the fighting in the towers....not good...I think you made need a hose close by and everyone fighting can have a good hose
    My SILs mother is Scottish, and we had drinkie poos the other night, and I told her about the haggi...legs and such...and the rotter had me on, with such a serious face about their short legs used to run round the hills..she went on for quite awhile...I was thinking she has lost the plot as I know what a haggis never know do you???

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. OMG this story brought tears to my eyes - with laughter I have to say. Can't stand the hairy beastie myself but hubby and daughter love it so inevitably I HAD to cook one - luckily he was a true Scot as we brought him back from Elgin to London in January!! Gorgeous DT work again girls, Sheila:)X

  3. Great story, really cheered me up. Colette you really bring all these characters to life. And fab cards to admire too! Brilliant.
    Karen xx


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