Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge - Alter Something

It's Tuesday again and that can only mean one thing..... well two things actually LOL!, new products in the Teddy Bo store and a new challenge. Gosh, where does the time go?
This time around Design Team B are hosting the challenge and they want you to......
this could be anything you can think of, have a look at the fabulous creations the design team have come up with, if they don't inspire you then nothing will!

Remember though...it MUST contain a Teddy Bo & Co image!!!

I love this stamp so much, I cant stop using her!
So, yet again I have been altering. This is a wall plaque that I bought last year from my local garden centre. Found it in the bargain bin for damaged items. There was a small photo frame attached that had broken away.

 I haven't had to add any backing paper to the " W " as this was nice enough. Did go around the edge with ink to give a distressed look. Bea as been printed rather large as the " W " was damaged a little underneath. Bea measures 5 1/4 inches. The " W " its self measures 8 inches.

Something about the flowers that I'm not entirely happy with.  Again there had to be a large spray of flowers cus of damage.
Added a sentiment which says " Friends are like Flowers "
Bea's wand, I made myself from a cocktail stick and star embellishment - added glitter and gems to finish off.
I have sprayed the whole item 4 times with Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Coating as this seals and protects the project. So if it gets dusty etc, you can just wipe over with a feather duster. 
Well, have fun creating and altering....cant wait to see your projects. 
Loads of Love

Friday, 22 July 2011

Picnic Basket - Cherry Pip Stamp

Good afternoon crafter / bloggers. Tammy as been playing....thought I would have a go at making a picnic basket. I have seen so many about, in all shapes and sizes. Mine isn't perfect, as its only my first attempt. But will certainly be making another as I really enjoyed putting it together.

My new stamps arrived this morning, so they had to be used straight away. 
I purchased her from Funky Kits and shes called Cherry Pip - isn't she gorgeous?

Sentiment is computer generated - Marianne Design Creatable
Lots of Wild Orchid Craft flowers - ribbon / lace is from my stash.

Coloured with pro-markers and poly pencils - glitter added to the bow in her hair.
Papers used - Panduro - Frosted Bluegreen

Here is the link to the blog I found the tutorial. Her box is so much better than mine. 
But practice makes perfect, as they say.
Off to get another project finished - enjoy the rest of the day. Do stop by again.
Loads of Love

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Sneak Peek - Bea as a Mermaid

Good morning - hope I find you all well.
This is a quick post for me today as I have tons of paperwork to do for Hubby.

This is a sneak peek at a Bea stamp to be released on the 26th July.
I have to say, she is totally amazing and brilliant to colour.

Used my fave colour combo and glittered up. Her tail looks better, than what the picture actually shows.  Used Dimensional Magic to the shells and water bubbles...so that they stand out.

Flowers and corner embellishment are of cause Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is from Forever Friend stamp set.
The little star fish charm was given to me by a blog friend.

Victor Meldrew as just walked in, so I better get something done, before he moans.
Love to all

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday - Your wish will come true!!

Gosh, it seems ages since I last made a card. I have also had computer problems too, so been unable to post - for some reason, I couldn't even do it with my mobile phone. Thank fully its all sorted now!
So on to today's card - for another Teddy Bo Tuesday and release of new stamps of the adorable bears.
Here is a list of my ingredients
Finished card measures 6 x 6 inches.
Papers used are Dove Craft - Tea House.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Bea ( Your wish will come true - TEDDY BEA 116 ) as been printed on to Bristol Board and coloured with Poly Pencils - sage green.
Fancy lace from my stash too - think I may have had it from Hobby Craft.
Ribbon from my stash.
Butterfly charm is from Pound Land - pack of 10 - my bargain.
Swirls are computer generated, coloured with poly's and glittered to match.
Gems to finish off.
Sentiment to be added later.

I have also altered a clock. I found this in a bargain shop - £2.99 - ( B & M Bargains )
Bea printed on to Bristol Board again - coloured with Poly Pencils.
Cut out with craft knife and mounted on to clock face with wet glue.
Gems added to the even numbers.
Flowers from my stash - Hobby Craft.

This now sits proudly in my craft room.
I also purchased from the same shop some metal plant pots, which I use for my Wild Orchid flowers and stamps. I must get some more whilst they are going cheap!

Here are the latest stamps to be released today over at Teddy Bo. They are so dam cute!!
Cant wait to see your creations with the new stamps.
Don't forget you still have 5 days to take part in the challenge.

 Loads of Love

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good morning Teddy Bo fans and bloggers.
I havent made a card for what seems such a long time. 
So much going on my end, that theres been very little time to craft.

Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter the Teddy Bo "  Anything but a Card " challenge. You have until Midnight (GMT) Sunday 10th July to get your entries in.
My card didnt quite turn out as planned......but over all the box and card does look amazing.
I adore the papers so much - They are G.C.D Studio and called PARIS NIGHTS.
Honestly the quality is amazing - lush!!
Bea and her adorable poodle were printed on to Bristol board and coloured with poly pencils - blended with baby oil. 
The butterflies are Prima.
The box was a gift box which contained make-up. I never throw any thing away - if it can be altered - Tammy saves.
 All flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts - ribbon from stash - black gems in the corner.
I haven't yet placed a sentiment on - this will be added later.
I so love the effect poly pencils give - so much so that my pro-markers havent been used in ages.

For the tag I printed again and just coloured the poodle. The TOU states that the stamps cannot be altered in any way. Which basicially means if you have a program like Adobe Elements you can't rub
( delete ) things away. So I cropped a little and re-sized, so the poodle fits neatly inside my
Nesti Dies (  5cm circle ).

Here is a pre-view of the lastest stamps that are available today - wow arent they just amazing?
Do pop over and see the design team cards here - I must say they are a brilliant bunch of girls and so talented.....sadly putting mine to shame! 
Best get things done - so catch you all soon.
Loads of love