Friday, 21 September 2012

Fairy Tale Friday

Now life can be very hectic at Teddy Bo Towers. It's the 'can do' attitude the girls have . A 'throw away' comment from one girl is a challenge to another, and this is what happened after watching the Military Wives Choir on TV.
Now Gayle can sing, but as far as anyone who lives near Teddy Bo Towers is concerned, she's the only one. So the neighbours packed up and went on holiday when he heard Gayle leading the Design Team girls in a rendition of 'We are the Champions' by Queen.
Now Gayle is very competitive, so even before starting, she's booked the girls to sing at the Church service on Sunday. Which was only three days away. They needed to fill fifteen minutes, so a repertoire of four songs was required. That was the first challenge.
Other than Abba songs, the DT girls don't no any popular music. They have piles of CD's in the house, but it's usually only Abba that's played. So after Gayle tried in vain to get them to sing a Queen song, she admitted defeat and picked four Abba songs.
Many of the girls were tone deaf. And that was ok for Gayle as the only tone each of the girls could sing was slightly different to the next one. Between them, Gayle could just about get them to murder the songs she's picked.
For their practice, Waterloo was up first, followed by Super Trooper. Next came Dancing Queen followed by Mama Mia (Sadly the researcher for this Fairy Tale Friday had to Google a list of Abba songs so they could list four).
The three days flew past, a mixture of Abba music, sore throats and turnip vodka (same as most weekends in Teddy Bo Towers), and the girls were as ready as they ever would be to perform.
They marched into the church in single file, led by Gayle to the gallery where they would sing from. These girls are well known in the village, and people on the aisles started to move away from the girls, as far as they could. Chaos usually arrived with these girls, and no one was taking chances. One of the church goers was heard to say that it's the first time the minister has ever worn a hard hat when he stepped up to begin the service.
Waterloo begun, the church collection plate was passed round which contained sets of ear plugs for the audience. They would not fully protect them from the nightmare, but it would take the edge off the pain.
Waterloo ended to rapturous applause. Not because of the singing ability, but that it had ended. Supper Trooper came next, and the volume was so great, cracks started to appear in the church roof. Dust fell around the congregation, and they started to shift in their seats. A couple of pigeons that had been nesting in the eaves of the church decided it was time to leave.
The minister realised that the next song was Dancing Queen, and in his panic stopped the choir and suggested they take it outside. The girls gladly agreed and loved the appreciative audience. However they did feel it was a bit odd to stand outside the church singing while their audience remained inside the church.
After their successful stint as a Choir, the girls are now looking for another gig. Apparently the church can't have the choir again as there is some building and repair work to do.
While we wait for the Church to re-open....the DT girls have been busy making cards....xx 


FAIRYD_TB_CAT_02 coloured with Promarkers
K&Company Papers
Stampin' Up! Sentiment Stamps
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Crystals from Stash


Image TeddyBo_212
Coloured with promarkers/fleximarkers
Moss/Marsh green/cyan/azure/Ice Grey 1/3/4
Fur - Satin & Tan
Papers - Fancy Pants & Craft Creations
Sentiments - Made at home



I´ve played with TEDDYBO_214
colouring with Prismas
for the mask, the pants and the sweater I have used patterned paper
Cardstock Kraft by Bazzill 
Design paper by My Minds Eyes
Swirl by Magnolia
Sentiments by myself
they mean 
"at colds helps Dr. Bo" and "Get well soon"


Pre-coloured TEDDYBEA_220
Papers PAPERMANIA - Home for Christmas.
FLOWERS - Wild Orchid Crafts
GEMS and BUTTON - Papermania
RIBBON - from stash
SENTIMENT - Lili of the Valley
Cheery Lynne - Fanciful Flourish
Holy Night words behind Bea are from a free site

Clairebears x 

I have used TeddyBea_220 Precoloured, and layered it onto craft card that I have cut on my silhouette, along with the sentiment. I have tried to ink round the edges with Pumice Stone distressed ink! The Holly leaves have also been cut on my machine too, the berries are red glitter glue.

Teddy-Bea -137 Precoloured
Papers from a free CD I've picked up along the way!



I have used image TEDDYBEA_222 (gorgeous)
Medium ~ Polychromos pencils
Cardstock ~ Recycled
Papers ~ Papermania Capsule Collection "Burleigh Blue"
Doily edger punch ~ Martha Stewart
Flowers ~ WOC
Twine & tennis raquet charm ~ The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly


Image ~ TeddyBea_218 'Smile
Medium~ Coloured with Promarkers & Prisma Pencils
Papers ~ Enchanted Wishes By Karen Middleton
Tools ~ EK Border Punch & Flower Punch
Greeting is from Create with TLC



I have used TeddyBea_217 (Princess Bea) - currently available at an amazing price because of the TEDDYBO SALE!!! Don't miss it! Smiles.
The card base is my own design - available here.
TeddyBea has been coloured with  my copics and glitter copics. (Only a teeny amount! Lol.)
Charms and flowers etc from my crafty bits n bobs.
Pearls I created using my liquid pearls..
Hugs & HaPPy Crafting Everyone!




TEDDYBEA_216 coloured with copics
Glamour dust on her pom pom, 
glitter pen on her ruffled dress and brolly.
First Edition Isabelle paper
Martha Stewart deep edge punch
Flowers made with Cheery Lynn roses dies.
Just need the sentiment which I haven't been told what to write.


  1. Lol!!! Stick to card making girls!!!
    The DT cards are amazing :o) x

  2. Ha ha ha ha ha ......i LOOOOVE to sing!!! lalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! ;)

  3. I'm just glad that we had Doctor Bo in the house..! Hehehe... :)
    All those bits of plaster and stone work falling all around us it got a bit hairy...

    As for tone deaf I blame my hearing aids.. the rest of the girls don't have any excuse.. ho hum! :0) :0) xxx


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