Thursday 1 December 2011

Die-liciously Christmas

Today I thought I'd show you a couple more Teddy Bo cards I have made over the last week.

The engagement card was made for a family friend whose son and girlfriend surprised them all by announcing their engagement a couple of weeks ago. Last Saturday they had a big family dinner to celebrate and my friend wanted a special card with their names and date of the engagement. I came up with an idea of the image I would like, scribbled it down and sent it off to Gayle at Teddy Bo Towers with a begging letter, beseeching her to turn my scribble into some sort of gorgeousness.

 Here is my scribble
and here is the finished card using Gayle's fabulous image, which is available at the Teddy Bo and Co store.

TEDDYBOBEA_089 coloured in Photoshop
Papers - Gorgeous set 5 - Clipart Fairy
MS punch - deep edge garden trellis
Heart Charm - MeiFlower
Diamonte stem and feather - stash
I have added diamond stickles to the 'diamond' in the ring.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Crafty Purple Frog -  For Someone Special
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

My second card is for Fairytale Friday (I have Polkadoodle on fridays so added it today instead) and is just pure self indulgence on my part. I have loads of fabulous Memory Box dies, and I couldn't wait to use them. I have managed to sneak a couple in on some cards recently, but I was so desperate to use them that I decided to make a card and overload it with as many of my die-cut shapes as possible, and this is the result,
it's probably way over the top, but I couldn't help myself I just had to do it LOL!

Image TEDDYBEA_101 - coloured in photoshop
Background paper - Clipart Fairy -Gorgeous 3
Winterland Tree, Frosty and Frostyville border dies- Memory Box
Charm from stash.
Lots and lots of Glamour dust, you should see how it sparkles in real life!

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Partytime Tuesdays -  #44 Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #42 anything goes

I went to see The Saw Doctors (a fabulous Irish band that most of you have probably never heard of!) at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday evening, and after all the dancing and singing, (it's the kind of concert where the whole audience sings along (badly in my case LOL!) with every song, and dances their way through the whole gig) I was totally shattered yesterday. After teaching a card class in the morning, I spent the afternoon, snuggled up on the settee watching back to back Christmas movies on the Christmas 24 channel, pure heaven!
Feeling much more relaxed and refreshed and ready to get stuck in again today, which is a good job as I have a busy few days ahead of me now.

If you want to join in with my Teddy Bo Tombola, details are on my previous post, and check out Nela's blog, as her advent calendar starts today and there will be something new added each day, including tutorials, patterns, card shapes etc., link is in side bar.


Daniele said...

wow Colette what a gorgeous engagement card and a definate must have image, I love the snowman one as well, I'm always amazed at how many images she comes up with each week, a very talented lady

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards as always.! :)


Chrissy said...

I love your scribble Colette..but the real thing is gorgeous.
What a lovely image...I wish my card would hurry up, I need to your white card, so pretty, and not too many dies cuts...gorgeous.


Christina said...

These are really wonderful Colette!
Hugs Kristel

Karen said...

Both of these cards are amazing! The Engagement one is so pretty and romantic. Your sketch is good and Gayle's interpretation is gorgeous. As for the White Christmas Card - WOW!!! It looks fabulous on your blog, but I saw this 'in the flesh' last night - the cards were all lined up on the mantelpiece and as I walked past they all sparkled like a christmas fairytale scene - it was beautiful! - Did you use some Glamour Dust!?!
You are fantastic, amazing and brilliant!

Gayle Cook said... won't shock you to know I'm sure that Colette has inspired one or two graphics at Teddy Bo & Co.....many an evening an email has come through with an attached scan of something she wants drawn!! ;O)

BEAutiful cards honey, as always, your imagination and skill is always something quite magical...xx

Kirsty said...

Hi what a cool idea and not a bad drawing either !! Great image and I love your card with it on it . Gorgeous bright colours. Love the sentiment in the heart and the flowers underneath ! The memory box dies are amazing can see why you used loads . Super scene works so well 1 Suoer inspiration as always ! Kitty ;0)

Shirley-Anne said...

Both creations are awesome .Fab images and designs .Both inspirational .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, love your colour schemeand those fabulous trees, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
Hugs Debs

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous cards!! I don't see you linked back to Papertake Weekly, so please be sure to add us so you're eligible for the prize! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Sharon Caudle said...

Sorry, just noticed you've backlinked a card you made before our challenge, so you're not eligible for our prize. :(
hugs, Sharon

kaos said...


Thanks for sharing wit us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!