Tuesday, 5 June 2012

My 1st Teddy Bo!

For many months I have been admiring the absolutely gorgeous Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea images, a little reluctant to actually take the plunge and get some as I was a little scared of not being able to do them justice with my colouring skills!

However, a few nights ago I was blog hopping, as we do, and I came across the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog - not only is this a challenge blog dedicated to these beautiful images, it has amazing tutorials too!!! ...and guess what, there's a colouring one! Well infact there's 2 colouring tutorials - and I took it as a sign as the tutorials are in both colouring mediums that I use (and am trying to improve on!) Promarkers and Prisma.

I have added links to both tutorials in a new page I have added to my blog 'Links to my Favorite Tutorials', take a look! I will be adding more links to more tutorials as I see them - mainly for my own benefit - I often see amazing hints & tips in blogland but very often forget where I saw them, so what better way than to have them to hand on my own blog!

Anyway, enough of my rambling...Let me show you my 1st Teddy Bo & Co card - and of course I followed Nicole's amazing tutorial with Teddy Bo & Co Challenge Blog.

Of course I had to join in with their own challenge, which during the Diamond Jubliee Celebrations is Red, White, Blue and lots of Bling!

I've used some of the gorgeous flower ribbon from WOC as well as one of their silver filigree corners, look at the depth of this ribbon - it's it fab! You may notice the little butterfly perched in one of the flowers - it's an earring! I bought them a little while ago - on sale for 50p a pair! I added as many gems as I could to get my 'Bling' in - clear gems as well as red hearts. The Flourish is one of my newest gifts to myself (!!!) ...Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' which I had also been admiring from afar for some time until finding it the Craft Show I went to a couple of weeks ago in Cardiff.

Here's a close up of the sweet little Teddy Bea 'Love Letters' - isn't she gorgeous!
...and I am quite happy with my use of Promarkers to colour her - with Nicole's help of course ;) 

...and I must admit to not only buying this little sweetie - I have a few more Bo & Bea images to play with over the next few days...yipee!

A few challenges I'd like to enter my card into...

Teddy Bo Challenge - Red, White, Blue and lots of Bling!

Wild Orchid Crafts - Bingo ...Wings/Pink/Bling

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes!

If you're still with me - sorry for the long post - and thanks xxx


  1. Carol this is so sweet! I love that cute image and all of your beautiful die cuts :)

  2. Beautiful card!! I love that adorable Teddy!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  3. adorable card carol,your colouring is superb,x

  4. Well this may have been your first Teddy Bo, but I'm sure it wont be your last! it's beautiful love the flowers and your colouring! Thank you for joining us at the Teddy Bo Challenge Woo x

  5. Hello..wonderful creation, looks super, x carol

  6. Fabulous card beautifully coloured :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. so stunning carol.gorgeous sweet bear and i love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Fabulous card hunny! great first TB card too! hugs me xx

  9. Hi carol Wow this is incredible for your first Bea ! They are so addictive lol I started off with Nicole's tutorial too and kind of developed it into my own style lol Love your rose ribbons and earring ! Gorgeous creation and hope to see more creations with these adorable bears ! Thank you for joining in on the fun at the Teddybo Challenge ;0)

  10. I think your card is lovely, this was my first ever Teddy Bea :) Thanks for joining in with the Teddybo Red, White & Blue Challenge.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  11. So glad to see that you find the TeddyBo blog!! Your card is just lovely!! =)

    Thanks for joining us at TeddyBO this time
    hugs Maritha

  12. Love your card - am so glad our Top Tips have been useful to you - they will be coming back very shortly - thanks for sharing
    ps that flower ribbon is awesome! xx

  13. Wow! Carol your card is adorable, and your colouring is fabulous. I've been a Teddy Bear collector for years and have also been tempted by these little teds too, so far I've not bought any but after seeing your gorgeous card I can feel a shopping spree coming on...lol. Thanks for the links to the tutorials too.
    xx Vee

  14. Beautiful cards and great coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at Teddy Bo and good luck:)

  15. Stunning card and fab colouring! xxx

  16. So glad you found our little corner of blogland :) But be aware, the Teddy Bo and Bea images are very addictive!! lol
    Fabulous first Teddy Bo card and you have done a fantastic job with the colouring
    So glad you could join us at Teddy Bo Challenge this time and I can't wait se some more of your wonderful work!
    Hugs, Jill

  17. Hi Carol. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your lovely comment!!! Kay xxx

  18. Gooooorgeous card Carol! Teddy looks adorable and I absolutely love the roses and the die cut leaves behind them - very artistic and super elegant!
    And thank you so much for your super lovely comment on my Jubilee coasters set. I've been reading it over and over again - you've made my day!
    Enjoy the weekend! xxxx

  19. Why have I not been here sooner???? This card freakin' rocks. Your first one and you knock it clear out of the ballpark. Carol, it's gorgeous!!!!
    You done with all the wedding stuff now? I just spent the weekend helping my BFF with an order for 200 invitations and by the 20th one I was already SICK of them! How do you do it??? LOL!
    Hope you're doing well and I'm sorry for not being by more often. Your cards are always so beautiful. :)
    me xx

  20. Super cute Teddy Bea and your coloring of her is beautiful. Love all the extras on your card too, so fun and pretty.

    Big time crowd at the Falls tonight, Nik Wolenda of the Flying Wolenda circus act is going to walk on a high wire from the brink of the American Falls to the Canadian side.
    Thought of you........


  21. Beautiful card Carol, these are gorgeous images aren't they, I must buy more.
    Your colouring is fab and I love the embellishments too. Hugs Teresa xx