Tuesday 11 January 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Today is the launch of the Teddy Bo store and challenge blog, Woohoo! and I am lucky enough to have been invited to be a member of the design team. Pop over to the new store and have a look at the very cute Bo bear and his girlfriend Bea, you will just fall in love with them, and, there's a buy 3 get one free launch party offer, so what are you waiting for, get yours now!

The Teddy Bo challenge blog is holding it's very first challenge, it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge, so head on over there, have a nosy about, catch up with all the news and have a go at the challenge, we would love to see your entries
I have made two projects for this weeks challenge using - Can You See Me - Bea - Colour and Bunny Bo Bea.

Can You See Me - Bea - Colour

 I took the image into Photoshop and enlarged her to A5 size, using a digi paper from the Clipart Fairy for her base, then printed her out on A4 card. I also printed the reverse of the card with the same paper. I folded the card in half and cut around the image so that the back and front were the same shape. I printed several more copies of Bea and layered her up so she is 3D, (can't really see the full effect from the photo's). I made the birthday bunting in photoshop, cut out each piece and glued them to a piece of string, which I then arranged in Bea's hands. I added glamour dust to the letters and glossy accents to her nose and there you have it.

I am going to enter this card into the challenge over at Do it With Digi's, the challenge is called New Beginnings, and although this isn't a new home, baby, job card (I've looked at it from a different angle), it is my first DT card for the Teddy Bo design team, does that count as a new beginning, as it is the beginning of DT duties, works for me LOL!
I am also going to enter it in the Rainbow Lady's Challenge, "It's All New to Me" for the same reason.
My card is also perfect for the January Digi Day challenge at Stamp Something, as my card is made up of both a digi image and digi papers, not much on it that isn't digi!


For my second project I made a box in a bag from a tutorial found here. I thought it would make a lovely easter gift filled with chocolate eggs, yummy! The digi papers again came from the Clipart Fairy, (I love her papers), and I used the Bunny Bo Bea digi stamp.

I coloured the stamp digitally using Photoshop, and paper pieced her dress (again digitally) with another Clipart Fairy paper, then used a Marianne Creatables die for the fancy oval and swirl, nesties for the plain ovals, a Magnolia DooHickey die called Doily Flowers for the (yes you've guessed it LOL!) flower, and a Martha Stewart punch for the border. I added glamour dust to the edges of the plain ovals and the swirl, chalked the edges of the flower, then added a paper rose to the centre and flat back pearls to the fancy oval. It was finished off with lemon organza ribbon for the bow. Bea looks soooo cute in her bunny ears and fairy wings, don't ya think!

Don't forget to drop by the store and grab yourself a Bo bargain!


Gayle Cook said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING....but then I'm sure I've gushed over these already!!!! ;o)

FairyD x

Lisa said...

Hi Colette, These are both stunning! I love the cute Teddy Bea card holding her birthday bunting and the easter treat bag is a fab idea.

Lisa x

Gayle Cook said...

Lisa, so do I....and my daughter wants a full size one for her birthday in October....oh boy...that one could be a hard one to do!!

FairyD x

Lynne said...

Your projects are fab Colette - I love your take on our theme - good luck on your "new beginnings" and thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Do it with Digis xx Lynne and the Digi Divas xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulously different Colette well done. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Jen said...

Great card and bag project. Thank you for joining us in Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Claire said...

What a great card, I love the bunting and the way you put it together, note to self, get to grips with photoshop
Love the bag as well.
thanks for the comment you left

Cherie said...

Hi Colette,
I left a message on Bo's blog but just had to come over and have a closer look at your wonderful card. How clever of you, you've given me a whole new view to digi images thank you. Beautiful gift bag too love it.
Hugs cherie

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Colette, where do I start? I just love your creations, the 3D'ness of them is outstanding! You have inspired me to go play with them some more, thanks hun! hugs Heidi xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Love the card its super, thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxox

Michelle said...

Hi i love the shaped card, a different take on new beginnings. Thanks for joining us at Do it with Digi's
Michelle x

Anonymous said...

Such fabulous projects hun!! I love your use of the digi image! :) Thanks so much for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

Kamilicrafts said...

Fabulous Colette, thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. I will have to get that mag as I just made the twisted easel card up as I went along! Have to see how to do it properly!!

Karen said...

Hi Colette, love the bear card and the bunting; great idea!

Crealin said...

Hi Colette,

this bear card is the cutest I've ever seen! Stunning!

Lins ;-)

debbies said...

WOW - this is amazing!