Wednesday 1 August 2012

Challenge # 13 - "Anything Goes" & Blog Hop

Hello Crafters

Settle down and get comfortable 'cos this is going to be a marathon of a post . . . lots to tell you, lots of exciting news and most importantly lots of fantastic prizes to be won.

Part One - The Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge

As usual before I go onto the new challenge there's the business of selecting the winner from Challenge # 12 - Up, Up and Away.  
We had lots of wonderful entries for this challenge and so once again I have dusted down our unpaid employee Mr. who can take all the  blame or glory [whatever your perspective] for the selection

So the winner of the last challenge was Number 18

That was you Wendy L

With a very beautiful card

Many congratulations Wendy, please contact me with your snail mail address at to claim your prize.

Now onwards to our August Challenge -
The new Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge #13 theme of

"Anything Goes"
Speaks for itself really, anything goes but please don't forget that your entry must feature a bear or teddy as the main image.  
Unfortunately each month I have to delete one or two entries because there is no bear there and it makes me feel very mean but I have to be fair to others taking part and the clue is in the name Ready-Teddy-Go challenge.

A new feature this month and for future challenges is the introduction of the Top 3 Winner's spots besides the draw winner and the offer of a GDT spot for the selected winner.  
The blinkie is already in the sidebar and we hope that the selected winners will display it with pride.

The prize for the August challenge is sponsored by Mishelflo Creative Crafting

Hi Everyone! 
I am Michelle from Mishelflo Creative Crafting a small online Craft Shop which I like to think of as your "Crafty Corner Shop".  It's just me who runs it, from making the coffee to packing the parcels.  I hope you like what I have chosen for the August Challenge Prize.  I just adore IndigoBlu! 
This is what you will receive ..........

1 x IndigoBlu "Discover your Passion" Rubber Stamp
1 x IndigoBlu Slim Jims (5 x different size Acrylic Blocks)
1 x Inkadinkadoo Stamping Surface
(this is an 8" x 8" Heat Resistant Rubber Mat)
5 x various coloured Versa Magic Dew Drop Ink Pads

Good Luck everyone!

Wow, fantastic prize I'm sure you'll agree . . . thank you Michelle
The challenge will run all month from the 1st to 31st of August so plenty of time to take part and don't forget you can enter up to 4 times per month as long as you enter something different  each time.

Here's was the fabulously talented DT came up with:











And me, Julie Ann

Why not have a go yourself, it really couldn't be easier

Please click on the Blue Frog linky widget below to enter your make into the challenge [not to be confused with the linky to enter into the Blog Hop which you will find on the DT's blogs]  

Read on below it will make sense I promise.

Part Two - The RTG Birthday Blog Hop

It's also our 1st Birthday at Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge and we are feeling in the mood for a celebration so . . .

. . . we have a

Birthday Blog Hop 
running from the 1st to the 19th of August.

We have a fantastic Birthday Goody Bag from Meiflower up for grabs as the main prize but there are lots of hidden prizes along the way too so make sure you visit and comment on each of the blogs.  Believe me it will be well worth the effort of taking part . . . I can't say any more than that!!!

You will see a Blue Frog linky on each site but you only have to enter your details in once as we are all using the same collection for the hop.

We are also asking that if you want to take part, you:

1) Are or become a Follower of the Ready-Teddy-Go challenge blog

2) Display our Blog Hop button [below] somewhere in your sidebar; and finally

3) You leave a comment on each of the DT sites.


You should follow the hop in this order of visits:

Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge
 [you are already here, lol !!!]
Julie Ann

So from here you are 'hopping over' to my blog

Each DT member should clearly guide you and hopefully you won't get lost!!

Happy Birthday Hopping and thank you for taking part . . . have fun and it will be worth your while I promise!!!

Warmest wishes, 


Catherine said...

I am going to start the blog hop right now ! Thank you for giving us the chance to win such a fantastic prize ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Seafield Jo said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration from the design team, all your cards are gorgeous.

I'm off on the hop!

Jo x

Maxines Craft Room said...

Thanks for a chance at winning a wonderful prize, happy birthday and thank you to all the DT members for such wonderful inspiration. Love Maxine. x

Nikki said...

What a fanastic hop but I couldn't find Vicky's post to go with it :( not sure if it was in hidin but I searched for it
thanks for all the inspiration :)
hugs Nikki C

Ea Christiansen said...

Hop-hop-hop... I've just finished the hop, but couldn't find an entry on Vicky's blog... I'll keep my finders crossed.

Kelly Lloyd said...

I love blog hops.. thanks for giving me the chance to win..

hugs Kelly

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh dear... I have put my entry through twice by mistake, please can you delete one or let me know how I can delete it please..

SO Sorry, my computer froze half way through one so didnt think it had worked.. (please delete the first entered one)

Thanks again,


Wendy L said...

Sounds fun. Hopping now. xxx

JennyH said...

Great hop, gorgeous creations. I couldn't find Vicky's, but then she hasn't a DT pic on this post either.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Thanks for a great blog hop - it was lovely to see the amazing work from your DT - all those cute bears.
I couldn't find a post on Vicky's blog either.
Caroline xxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Thank you for organising this I had lots of fun during the blog hop I must confess to getting a little lost along the way (senior moment) but just came back here and found my way again. Amazing design team and such fabulous creations loved them all xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Hi me again just realised why I got lost went back to re visit everyone and there is no mention of the hop on Vicky's blog.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just finished the hop but Vicky doesn't have a post for it. Great selection of cards. Would have been great if everyone linked to the bloghop post, not just the blog as it took ages to find the right post. A couple of people of did, thanks, made it so much easier.

Chrissy said...

What a fun Hop. and Happy Birthday Ready-Teddy-Go..beautiful cards by everyone,


lbwright22-loopylou said...

thanks for the super blog hop. I'm a bit confused over the linky on each person's blog. It says I have already entered- I take it that the same linky is on everyones blog. In which case I think I may have entered myself twice by mistake- please remove one of the entries.

Sonia said...

Thaks for this beautiful blog hop:)Happy birthday to youuuu:)
I found meybe an error..while leaving comment on each blog for blog hop,there is Vicky(between Kelly and Wendy in other blog,I'm looked for the blog hop on Vicky's blog,but I didn't found blog hop... and I wrote a mail to her a few minutes ago...meybe is a mistake?^_^
And then meybe I did a mistake ..meybe my name is enter twice,sorry,please control:)
Sorry for my bad english:)
Big big hug;

Tanya said...

Thanks for the blog hop and happy birthday!

Tags xx

mags said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and the chance to win some goodies. Great work from the DT. Just hope I haven't entered twice by mistake. Hopefully if I have you can delete one of the entries.

Nat said...

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies, I'm off to start hopping.

Helen said...

Happy 1st birthday Ready Teddy Go!
Fabulous DT samples (as always) - thanks for the inspiration!
Off on the hop now...
Helen x

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous DT work... looking forward to hopping round on a visit, and then playing along!
Alison x

Spyder said...

Lovely teddy challenge!.
I hope it's ok to add two, if not please delete the first one