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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Teddy Bears at Tuesday Taggers

Well it is snowing here again in Edinburgh (spoke to soon last night Wilma), but the good thing is I am toasty warm in the kitchen and don't have to go down to the shed......(see the shed, now, not my shed, how fickle),

Thanks to all who entered our challenge last week, it was great seeing all the lovely projects with puzzle pieces, you are all so very talented, also thanks to everyone who entered for our DT call....good luck.

This week we want to see all your TEDDY BEARS choosen by Emma at Tuesday Taggers and there is a prize up for grabs this week, for our fabulous sponsors at The Craft Barn, before you pop over and see all the fab projects our team have come up with, I would like to introduce Christine as our fabby Guest DT for this week, so go and say hello to her, she is one of the friendliest and talented crafters on blogland, and a very special friend, who has made my time here on blogland a pleasure....great to work with you this week my dear Yorkshire Pudding....

I could not resist Paddington Bear for my creation, and as he has a love of marmalade, I decided to "alter" a "jar of marmalade" all the goodies I used excpet for the inks and glues, came free in different Crafting Magazines. A quick story, I am a Dundee Lass, born and bred, the home of the 3J's (jute, jam and journalism), and my maiden name was Robertson as in Jam....I also worked in the factory where the 1st jar off jam was made by Mrs Keillor.....whilst being a secretary at Dundee University (we had our stationery store and office in this factory), so hopefully you can see why Paddington had to be my choice of Bear....now I cannot wait to see all your projects, so come on girls......beary on down and craft with us at Tuesday Taggers this week.....Hugs Avril xxx

ps don't forget our bloghop at Winter Wonderland you still have until Saturday to join us.....

13 comments:

Annette said...

Hi Avril, talk about a trip down memory lane, can so remember Paddington Bear as a child my younger sister had one with the wellies and all! Remember Robertson Jam too, used to have some of the golliwog badges. Bet Edinburgh is very cold, loved the castle, didn't visit when it was snowing though, love your project, take careX:)

Cheryl said...

oh hun love this I still have my paddington bear this is gorjus hun hugs cheryl xx

Doreenobrn said...

Hi Avril, what a great idea and a freebie idea at that.xxx

Teri said...

Fab job with the jar! Hope you enjoy eating all the marmalade! Don't get it all over your creations will you!!??
Hugs,
Teri xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Avril Ann,
Whose a wee cosy toes then!! Snow here as well but still on for Costco so if you can make it give me a ring (my number was on my email a few a few days ago.
Great jar cover. A very clever idea. I love it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

JanJay said...

Ooh love Paddington, great idea to alter a marmalade jar!!

Fab project hun, glad you're warm & toasty and not trawling down to the shed anymore!

Jan xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Avril I see youve created a lovely project there and so useful, and I can see using Paddington on a Marmalade jar rather ironic, but its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

PatR said...

Hi Avril, pleased to hear you've found a nice warm and cosy spot to do your crafting. Great idea using Paddington on the marmalade jar, very clever. I love Paddington and I love marmalade too yum yum!
Hugs, Pat xx

Sarpreet said...

This is beautiful

Mandy said...

Hi Avril,
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the ECP challenge...I'll look after this bear..see I remember my paddington story days this is a fab idea and beautiful too..
Mandy xx

Christine said...

Hi my Edinburgh Rock this is gorgeous how clever to use paddington!!! fab creation lovely to work with you & the very talented DT girlies..thanks for having me.

Hugs Yorkshire Pudding. xxx

Toucan Scraps said...

great altered jar.

thank you for your lovely comment on my diary cover

Zoechaos said...

Aaww Paddington, and true to your canny Scottish roots all for free! Great idea and such a neat backstory.