Tuesday 10 January 2012

Woohoo! Teddy Bo first birthday Challenge and blog hop

This post will stay at the top until the blog hop is over, scroll down for other posts.

Can you believe it's been a whole year since Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea took their first tentative steps out into the big scary world of digital stamps and look how far they've come in that time. I have been there from the very beginning when we started out with a small DT of about six, (we've lost a couple along the way, although there are still four of us on the present DT),  the bears' popularity has gone from strength to strength and we now have more than double that amount.

Of course a birthday needs a celebration so hop along with the Teddy Bo Birthday Blog hop, 

 enter the draw for the fabulous Teddy Bo Birthday Candy.

and be sure to enter our month long Anything Goes Challenge, to win the fabulous Teddy Bo 10


We've a lot to get through today so let's start off with my card for this week.

I have made a window card using one of this week's new releases

Now you're looking at this card and thinking that's not a window card, you are, aren't you?! go on, admit it,
well it is a window card honestly! it's just that the window isn't on the front of the card...

It's inside!
Peeking through the window you can see Teddy Bea giving Teddy Bo her heart, awwww!

Flip it over and the floral heart is framed beautifully in the window, clever or what!

TEDDYBO_166  - coloured in Photoshop
TEDDYBOBEA_089single - I removed the ring and replaced it with a heart
Paint splats and drips, made by me in Photoshop
Papers, floral heart, swirls, cherish word art - Kay Miller - Simple Pleasures kit.
Spellbinders Labels 22 die used for page tab
X-cut nesting dies ornate frame - window and frame.
Martha Stewart border punch
Pearl hearts and gems -MeiFlower
Card candy - stash.

Check out this weeks new releases and the 25% off digital graphics birthday sale.

And now it's time to get hopping........

Start at the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog and then follow each of the DT blogs in order.

    Collect a letter  from each of the DT blogs . . . keep these in a SAFE PLACE  as you will need to re-arrange these letters at the end of the blog hop to make a mystery phrase!!!! Can't say any more !!!
      Each DT member is offering a prize along the hop, so make sure you’re a follower and leave a comment on each of their blogs to be in with a chance of winning your choice of a Teddy Bo digital graphic.


      Re-arrange your collected letters and leave a comment on the Teddy Bo challenge blog telling us what the mystery phrase is.
        The blog hop will end on Monday 23rd January (noon GMT), so you have a while to enter and hop along with us!

        If you have arrived here from Nela's blog then you are heading in the right direction.

        My Letter is
        As I am the last stop on the hop you should now have all your letters, re-arrange them into a simple two word phrase and then head back to The Teddy Bo Challenge blog to leave a comment containing your answer, if this is your first stop on the hop head over to the challenge blog and start from there.

        Good luck!

        If you get lost, or if a link doesn't work (we are all on different time zones), go back to the Teddy Bo Challenge blog to get the next link.

          I also have some extra candy. 
          As well as the Teddy Bo graphic my winner will also get today's card, and some crafting goodies, including everything below and a few extra things not shown.

          Happy Hopping!
          Colette xx


          Gayle Cook said...

          Oooh ooh...I know what the word is...can I enter to win your card?!??!?! ;O)

          Emma x said...

          Beautiful, beautiful Bo. He looks stunning on your card and the idea is so clever I may have to steal, no borrow, that idea if that is ok. Mum has a big birthday coming up soon and she will absolutely love a card like this xxxx Thank you for all the inspiration and I sooo hope I win your candy xxx

          allex said...

          Who wouldn't like this card to drop through their letter box, such a fun image !! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and thanks for all the inspiration you give !!

          Hugs, Sandra xx

          Amanda xx said...

          So beautiful and cute......Happy 1st Birthday Teddy Bo & Co....xxxx Amanda

          Sandy said...

          Love your window card - a nice surprise when you open the card up. beautiful papers and love your colouring of these fab image, I've just bought some of Teddy Bo images and found the blog hop. Your my last stop and I was glad to see I was already a follower, LOL!

          The Craft Bucket said...

          Fabulous creations on this blog hop and yours is no exception, well done. Really enjoying the blog hop and your extra candy too! Jane x

          Linda said...

          This is just beautiful.. Very lovely work.. hUgs, Linda

          Seafield Jo said...

          This is a fabulous card, such attention to detail, beautiful. Jo x

          Sonia said...

          I love everything Teddy Bo, such great images. I just love your little book.
          Hugs Sonia xx

          chrissy xx said...

          Just Stunning!! One Fabulous window card!
          Love how you have used your DP for backing Teddy Bo...
          Thank you for organizing this Teddy Bo Blog Hop.. Really enjoyed it xx

          Sonia said...

          Whoops its a window card not a book lol.. sorry Colette xx

          Chrissy said...

          I'll admit it..yes, I thought...what window???...fabulous card, love the images you used and very clever idea...gorgeous.

          Luv CHRISSYxx

          CarlavdM said...

          What a fun card to see Colette.
          Like what you did with the inside-window.

          Laney said...

          Fabulous card loving the inside too!!

          Rosietoes said...

          Gorgeous card with a super surprise inside. Beautifully crafted as always Colette.

          Edna x

          Anonymous said...

          Oh, Colette!! This is just stunning! I've never seen a window card like this before - fabulous!

          karen said...

          Hi Colette, such beautiful work, FABULOUS! Brilliant hop, hugs,Karenx

          Linxx said...

          Wow, great card, great idea and you're so handy with photoshop! Wished I could do that! Maybe I ought to take a course in it!


          Sheryl said...

          Just stunning... as always. Thank you to you and you teamies for aall of the amazing inspiration. Hugs Sheryl xx

          juelmarie said...

          love love love the hop and love love love the Teddys!

          Maria said...

          Wonderful card, pretty colors, and as always I love your project!
          Happy Birthday Teddy Bo
          Big hugs,

          Maria B.

          Dee's Craft Room said...

          I love your window card Colette, it is fabulous.

          I only recently discovered Teddy Bo but I really adore him and his friends. Thought I would join in the blog hop, well you never know! Thanks for the letter.


          Jagerbaurin said...

          Your card is really beautiful, I just love it.

          I only recently discovered Teddy Bo but I really adore him and his friends.

          Sue Nicholson said...

          Wow 1 year old, happy birthday teddy bo. beautiful work from all the design team brings Teddy Bo alive. Cheers Sue Nicholson

          Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

          I absolutely adore your card, the image you have used for the front is my favorite and I love the way you have continued it on the inside, the blog hop has been fab and thanks for giving us the chance to win your extra goodies as well
          Lindsay xx

          whimsical whispers said...

          Beautiful, just beautiful, loving the window idea. Happy crafting. Thankyou Jo.

          Creatiefenzo said...

          Hi colette I love the card that you make and I love teddy Bo so Much !
          I like the blog hop so I hop to the next blog :-)

          with love Danny

          Flowergirl said...

          This is beautiful, love the window inside your card. Happy birthday teddy Bo x
          Wendy x

          pinky said...

          So adorable Colette, inside and out! Thanks for the hop and inspiration.

          Lynda Nielsen said...

          What a FANTASTIC creation. I love your layout and design, and that adorable image - just too cute!!! So inspiring.
          Thanks so much for the chance to win.

          Hellma said...

          This is a fabulous card, love the inside.

          Anna said...

          Nice card! And a nice candy! Hope I stand a chance=) Thanks, Anna

          Nannieflash said...

          Stunning card I love your papers and your gorgeous colouring. hugs Shirleyxxx

          Unknown said...

          Lovely card, love the design

          Anonymous said...

          Beautiful card, great design inside and out!
          Helen x

          Aunty Sue said...

          love the dedign and colours

          Robin said...

          WOW! How did you make that? I love it.

          Sazzle said...

          Happy 1st birthday Teddy Bo, we love you :-)

          xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx



          Debbie said...

          Absolutely beautiful...lovely design and colours.
          Debbie x

          Katie said...

          Your cards are great, they are so detailed your shading with your colours are great too, i have just started colouring with pro markers but one day i hope i can colour as well as you, Great creations

          Katie said...

          Your cards are great, they are so detailed your shading with your colours are great too, i have just started colouring with pro markers but one day i hope i can colour as well as you, Great creations

          Luanne said...

          beautiful window card! love the colors and design. -Luanne