Tuesday 6 September 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday & Team A Challenge #18

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday Peeps...

I hope you are all having a great week so you may already know, I am now off on my jolly hols and I have scheduled my posts, so I hope Blogger behaves itself :0))))

Before I move on to the challenge, I would like to share one of the new release images with you TEDDYBEA_143 Horse Champion...

I had a special request to ask Gayle, due to my mum winning the national horse and carriage championships...I asked Gayle if she would draw Bea in her equestrian gear with a trophie and Bea in her horsey carriage and this is one of the two images!!


How many other companies would design an image for you?? If you have any special requests for an image using Teddy Bo or Teddy Bea, why not get in touch with Gayle via the Teddy Bo & Co website and see what surprises await you :0))))

Thank you so much Gayle, I can't wait to make the card with the 'Horse Champion' for the Horse Champion...LOL!!! onto the second exciting event of the day...the new challenge for the next two weeks is:

Teddy Bo Challenge #18 - Say it with flowers
which ends at Midnight UK time on Sunday 18th September

TEAM A are hosting this fortnight's challenge. So without further ado, here are the fabby Team A DT girlies with team leader Colette at the healm :0)))))

Please pop by and say 'Hello' and they also have some AMAZING inspiration for you...not to be missed ;0)))))

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday & "Happy Birthday"!

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday to all you lovely peeps,

I'm loving these little bears sooooo much!! Can't you tell! :0))))
There are some brand new images each week, so why not have a little lookie here...

My card that I would like to share with you today is again inspired by our challenge:

I have used the oh so sweet NEW TEDDYBEA_139 image coloured with Prisma pencils and blended with Sansador...used dabber paint around the edges, great for softening the edges of the black card stock which has also been embossed with pink stars but they are hard to see...

Created 'Happy Birthday' in the balloon and sentiment "Here's looking forward to your Birthday" on my computer...stamped out the stars in black ink, embossed them and painted with pink liquid pearls, added loads of glitter...

Added Stickles to Teddy Bea and created a star border with pink distress powder, added flowers, butterfly and pearls from liquid pearls and HEY PRESTO!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: New digi TEDDYBEA_139, Magnolia 'Star' & 'Stars Border'
Ink: Black Versafine, Clear Versamark, White Ranger Dabber Paint, Pink Liquid Pearls
Colouring medium: Prisma Pencils blended with Sanador
Papers: Magnolia Papers, Black Cardstock, White Smooth CardStock
Embellishments: Pink & White WOC Flowers, Wooden Butterfly, Pink Seam Binding,
Tools: Heat Tool, Computer
Other: Pinflair Glue, Pink Distress Powder, Stickles, Crystal Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen

I hope you will join in and have a go and most of all... have some fun :)

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Monday 29 August 2011

Anything Goes has a NEW DESIGN TEAM...yeaaahh!!!

Good morning lovely peeps...

...hope you are enjoying the extra day off on this cloudy, not so warm Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK. Why is it that we NEVER have sunshine on a bank holiday ???? I think BBQ season is well and truly over and it's now time to get the jumpers and woollies out...Autumn is that a bad thing though??? It is a very pretty time of year with the leaves turning all colours and a good excuse to have hot chocolate and marshmallows...uuummmm...bring it on...hehehe :0))))

Just a quick note to all my US bloggy friends: I hope that you are all safe and well and you have managed to get out of the path of the horrific hurricane "Irene". My thoughts are with you guys :0)))) KEEP SAFE!!

I am on a couple of weeks holiday now, off to 'Sunny' Cornwall in the south west of the UK...can be a tad windy there beautiful place where I grew up, so it's alway nice to leave Manchester and 'go home' for a bit :) I do have a couple of posts scheduled to share with you and I hope you will enjoy them :)'s time for some exciting news... THE NEWEST DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS for the Anything Goes Challenge Blog, so without further ado, please allow me to introduce them to you these beautiful peeps :0))))


Welcome to the team girlies!!

Please do stop by and visit them, as they all have a wonderful crafty talent that will sure to inspire you :0))))

Don't forget the Anything Goes Challenge #48 "Inspired by TV/Film" is still on...
There's also £10 gift voucher up for grabs if you can guess which TV show inspired my card, please take a look here :0)))))

I'm off now to enjoy my jollies and I hope Mr Blogger will behave itself with my scheduled posts :0))))

As always, thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit me :0))))

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Thursday 25 August 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #48 with a special twist...A PRIZE!!!

Good evening lovely peeps...

As promised, I am back with the Anything Goes Challenge #48 with a special twist :0))))

The Design Team Call is now closed, so good luck to all those who entered :)

What are your favorite TV shows at the moment?? X Factor?? Holly Oaks?? Top Gear?? Maybe you have a favourite film???

Get creative and join in our challenge to show off your favorite TV/Film inspiration.

Here is my DT inspiration for you:

Now, I know you have seen these little critters before but they fitted perfectly for my chosen TV show!

I designed the mobile phones on my computer and then printed them out onto shrink plastic...there is an X-Box game controller too and I added them to my charms...

There's a TV and more varities of mobile phones...

The background papers I made from Whimsy Stamps 'Time Flies' and used DCWV glitter paper, white card candy, silver ribbon and distressed the edges with 'Weathered Wood' and then linked up all my little charms onto a sliver plated chain...

Can you guess which show I have chosen?

Here's a little game for you, fancy winning an extra prize...Lynne from the Craft Den has kindly sponsered this prize and will give the lucky winner a £10 gift voucher to spend at the
Craft Den store, if you can correctly guess the TV program :0)))))

how cool is that :)

If you are not familiar with British should still be able to guess ''the show''... I hope...from all the little 'gadgets' on my charms :0)))

To be in for the chance to win, please follow these simple rules:

1) First enter your TV/Film inspired card/project into our latest challenge #48 over at the
Anything Goes Challenge blog...
2) Then please leave a comment below with your name, email address and link back to your card, giving me your correct answer...
3) Please add this banner on your side bar or in a new post on your blog, with a link back to this post.

4) If you would like to follow me that would be WONDERFUL but you do not have to...only if you want to :0))))
5) All the correct entries will then be chosen by at the end of our two week challenge and I will announce the winner in a new post after 12th September.

I hope you will enjoy playing my little game alongside the Anything Goes Challenge #48 "Inspired by TV"

Enjoy, get creative and happy guessing...GOOD LUCK :0)))))

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

3 Challenge Blogs Updates...

Hello lovely bloggers!!

It's hot, hot hot out there today...Summer is back with a vengence...hooray!!!

As you have probably noticed on my blog, this week has been a week of technical hiccups...first Sentimental Sundays challenge blog were late with their challenge; there was a glich my post for Anything Goes challenge and Easy Crafts Projects had techie issues and were late with their challenge...well they say things happen in 3's don't they :)

I just wanted to let you know that these challenges are now up and running and you can find their links below:

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #69 - Birthday

Easy Craft Projects Challenge #45 which is now running for a longer time to make up for the delay in starting their challenge. Their challenge now ends on Sunday 4th September.

And as for the Anything Goes Challenge #48 I will be posting my DT card shortly...there is also a prize to be sure to check back for the details :0))))))

Anyhoo, I hope this has cleared up any confusion and I hope you will enjoy playing along with the challenges and I'll be back until then, thank you so much for popping by :0)))))))

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge #3 - Anything goes with a sentiment

Good morning lovely peeps...

I hope you are all well and having a good week so far!

It is Wednesday, so that means it is time for Whimsy Inspirations Challenges blog's 3rd challenge...

The 3rd challenge theme for the weekly Whimsy Inspirations Challenges is hosted by Team A

Challenge #3: Anything goes with a sentiment
create anything you wish but add a sentiment

Please visit the Whimsy Inspirations Challenges blog for the simple rules and full details of the prizes and winners...

There is some amazing inspiration too for you the Whimsy Inspirations Challenges blog, please also check out TEAM A's talented DT girlies:

Can't wait to see what you will create :)

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Happy Teddy Bo Tuesday & Team B Challenge #17...

Good Morning All!

Hope you are all having a fabby week so far...

This is a really exciting time at Teddy Bo Towers...there are some gorgeous new products including rubber stamps...well... the clear variety and the new 8x8 paper pad with 3 colour ways, all are now available in store now :0))))


This challenge ends on Sunday 4th September

TEAM B are hosting this fortnight's challenge and that includes me! Here are the fabby Team B DT girles with our team leader Tammy :0)))))

Tammy - our captain
Antoinette (me!!)

I have had alot of fun with this challenge and have made a few DT inspirations for you over the next two weeks to get you in the mood :0)))) Here is the first one to feast your eyes over...

I have used black, white and a touch of pink...

I have used a new Teddy Bea image TEDDYBEA_138, who is proving very popular with the girlies at Teddy Bo Towers!!! It is difficult to see but I have coloured Bea with a pink shimmer paint and stickles on her dress, used Glossy Accents on her hat and added glitter and pink distress powder...

I made a black background with clear embossing powder, I love this effect on black cardstock, the designs really pop out and are so shiny... used MS around the page flower punches, a daisy punch and layered image on a nestie die cut layer...

Also added white pearls to the little flower centers...and created the sentiment from my computer...

I hope you like my card :0))))

I will be back later with the new Anything Goes Challenge #48 "Inspired by TV"
...hope to see you then :) xxx

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Monday 22 August 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #124

Good afternoon lovely peeps!

Just to let you know that for the Sentimental Sundays challenge, you will need to scroll down to the earlier post :0))))) Thank you :) xxx

Thank you so much for joining me again for the second great belated Sunday challenge :)

The challenge for this week is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #124

The Cupcake Inspiration image this week is:

What project or card will you come up with from this picture?

Here is my interpretation:

Using these Majestic Rose Clear Peg stamps, I have created the borders and the center panel for the main flowers to sit on and I have used silver mirri card to matt and layer... the colours are purple and pink with green folige... it is very hard to see but the white spaces on the card are actually strips of 'Frost' glitter...I used double side tape and then sprinkled the glitter to create perfect strips...they are there... honest :0))))

The sentiment says 'CHERISH each passing moment' and is from the Whimsy Tickets stamps which I have cut out to create just a simple layered sentiment onto silver mirri card...

The 3D flowers are from the Flower Expert CD set and I have shaped them and used 3D glue, then sprinkled with the 'Snow' glitter, which you can not miss...LOL :0))))
I have added green flower soft amongst the tiny flowers...

I hope you will come and play along with this fabby challenge which ends Midnight EST on Saturday 27th August.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and I hope you will join me again for Tuesday's Teddy Bo Challenge and new releases and Anything Goes challenge:)

Have a great day everyone :0)))))

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #69 Birthday

Good Morning to my lovely peeps!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I'm a little late posting the normal Sunday challenges, it has been a mad, busy time and the days are merging into weeks, where is the time going!!! :0))))

Anyhoo, without further ado, here is the first of the two Sunday challenges...

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #69 and the theme this week is 'Birthday'

Here is my DT card to inspire you, I hope :)

Goodness, what is happening with my photography of late....uummm... the pic should be very pink and sparkly...

I have used gold mirri card for matting and have stamped with Majestic Gerbera Garden Clear Peg stamps... These are tiny clear stamps and they enable you to create border and framing effects and you can also decorated the edges of envelopes etc. Also in the kit is the tiny 'Bee' stamp, which is totally adorable...I think you will 'bee' seeing alot more of him in the future :0)))))

I used a black liner pen to draw the trail of the bee and added glitter to the flowers too, the main 'Best Wishes' stamp is from Clarity stamps and the circle sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #69 and the theme this week is 'Birthday'

So, I hope I have inspired you to come and play along with this fabby challenge which ends Midnight EST on Saturday 27th August.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will join me again later for another great belated Sunday challenge for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog :)

Have a great Monday :0)))))

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!

Friday 19 August 2011

Easy Crafts Projects Challenge #45- Photo Inspiration

Good morning lovely peeps....the weekend is finally here...yeeaahh! Where has the Summer gone, August is nearly over and it will soon be time to get the thermals out...hehehe!!

Well... it IS still Summer and here is a bright and summery photo for our new Friday Easy Crafts Projects Challenge #45- Photo Inspiration Challenge which is:

This challenge runs for TWO weeks until Thursday 1st September...

Here is the card I made which is inspired by the above photo:

This cute little guy is 'Jolly the G...Jiraffe' TEDDYBOBEA_065 from The Teddy Bo and Co Store in the Bits and Bobs section...adorable isn't he?!!!!

Added Glossy Accents to his hat and glitter...also added Glossy Accents to his eyes and nose too...

Coloured him in Prisma pencils and blended with Sansador, used yellow Bazzill cardstock, DCWV strippey papers and ribbon and buttons from stash...

Finished off with a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps...

I hope you will join in and play along and I can't wait to see your beautiful makes for this week's challenge!

Please also visit Easy Crafts Projects Challenge for the other talented DT makes too for some fabby inspiration!!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and you have found a little inspiration to get you on your way :)

Also don't forget that Gayle from Teddy Bo Towers has her BRAND NEW RANGE of polymer stamps and paper pads...SIMPLY DELISH!! Please take a look here

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments! It really makes my day special!!