Friday, 7 December 2012

Fairy Tale Friday

It's Christmas...... Well almost. It's reached that time of year when the decorations are put up in Teddy Bo Towers. The girls went to the cupboard where all their goodies were stored and pulled out boxes and boxes of decorations. Gayle opened the first box and peered inside. "Oh oh, looks like a problem", she sad. "there's a lot of dampness here, I think we need to replace it all".

So off the girls went to the poundshop.  Maritha was left behind to order the expensive things on the internet. She was the only one who could work the computer (slightly), and could even get it to play Abba music which the girls thought was amazing. Her budget was £50, so she had the biggest portion of the budget, while the girls had £20 to spend on tinsel and baubles.

Maritha bought a nice tree from ebay which would be delivered next day for £10. She picked up a few bits and pieces, then realised she'd forgotten to buy a fairy for the top of the tree. She found one on an online department store that seemed to be able to deliver everything, but the online ordering system was down (spot the cool IT speak), so she had to phone her order in.

The girls meanwhile had driven into town in the Teddy Bo mini bus to the local thrift store and were charging about inside it fighting with other shoppers for the bargains. The girls noticed a large display which contained a pile of tinsel with a sign above saying three strips for a pound. Bargain. The girls formed ranks like a unit of roman soldiers and marched up the aisle to the display. It was then that they collided with old Mrs Roberts and her trolly as she came out from another aisle. Gayle acted first and vaulted over the shopping in a 'Matrix style' slow motion, and the girls slammed into the trolley and the little old lady, knocking it over and spilling her goods over the shop floor.

Gayle arrived on top of the big round display area and promptly fell through it, leaving her stuck in the middle of the cheap display, surrounded by piles of tinsel and confused shoppers.

After paying for the damages, the girls managed to buy three strips of tinsel and a box of 10 baubles (£2.00 total spend). They returned home down heartened. "Ah well" said Gayle, we'll just have to make our own".

The next day, the tree arrived. It didn't look like the one they ordered, it was all straggly. But what can you expect for a tenner. The day after that, the postman delivered the fairy to sit atop the tree. Now Maritha has an accent (actually, she speaks Swenglish but we love her anyway) and there must have been some misunderstanding between her and the man from the online store, because he'd sent a model ferry, not a fairy. So now we have a straggly tree with a few baubles and some tinsel, and a small boat sitting on the top!!!
So, with one more thing out of the way, the girls got back to what they do best!!  Again we have a mix of old and new cards as I've asked the girls to show off some of their favourite cards from this year...xx


Image TeddyBo_232
Copics: E31/33/35
Promarkers: Gold/Warm Grey 3/4
Fancy Pants
Laura Ashley
It's a Man Thing


Paper: Craftwork Cards
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps

The sign text says "Mami" "Home" ....the card was for my oldest daughter when she moved out..
Magnolia leaf die
Magnolia fence die
MS punch(the white flower)
Magnolia swirl
Charm,flowers and metal corners from PyHobby

TH text stamp inside
Image coloured with Promarkers

Spectrum Noirs
Boho Papers
Cuddly Buddly Sentiment
Buttons from Stash

I want to show you a card from the last year
TEDDYBOANDBEA_074 coloured with Prismas
card stock by Bazzill
patterned paper by BasicGrey


I've finally had a chance to play with an old Fairydoodler release - Percy the Penguin

Image - FAIRYD_PERCY_001
Papers - Brrrrr- Just So Scrappy
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower


Image - TeddyBea_095
Papers - Nutcracker Sweet by Graphic 45

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Catch you soon, Gayle and the Team A girlies...xx

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