Monthly Challenge Details and Rules

Welcome to the Merly Impressions Monthly Challenge. Below you will find details of our layout and card challenges – we encourage you read these before taking part.

Every month we give you the chance to win a fabulous prize by taking part in our challenge. Each month we will set a theme for the challenge and we’ll invite you to add your creations to our gallery. The challenge will close about three or four weeks later and, soon after that date, we’ll choose what we think is the most inventive and inspirational entry to receive a prize.

The theme for the challenge will be announced, whenever possible, on the same day each month. For each challenge those dates are:

  • Layout challenge – starts on the 15th of each month and entries will be accepted until 1:00pm on the 12th of the following month
  • Card challenge – starts on the 7th of each month and entries will be accepted until 1:00pm on the 4th of the following month

Winners be announced after the close of the challenge and we will show the image of the winning entry on our blog.

There are a few simple rules to follow if you are joining in the fun:

  1. Entries should be linked to the gallery at the bottom of the challenge post (see instructions below)
  2. When linking to your blog, please link directly to the post showing your entry (not just to your blog home page)
  3. If you include your entry in a post on your own blog, please link back to the challenge post on our blog
  4. You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation
  5. Each creation entered must be “new” (not previously entered into another challenge)
  6. The challenge is only open to residents of those countries to which we ship (shown here)

Entries failing to follow the challenge guidelines may be deleted.

To link your entry to the gallery in the challenge post just click the blue “Add your link” button and follow the instructions. You do not need to have a blog; you can also link to an image in your own gallery (for example, Photobucket) by including the direct URL of the image. Make sure you include an email address so that we can get back to you if you win.

We encourage you to pay a visit to each others blogs and leave comments if possible – we all know how encouraging it is to feel the love from other crafters. Please feel free to grab the image below and display it on your blog to show that you are part of the Merly Impressions Monthly Challenge family.

Merly Impressions Monthly Challenge badge Merly Impressions Card Challenge badge

Alternatively place this code snippet on your blog for the Monthly Challenge badge:

<center><a href="http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/category/challenge/" target="_blank"><img border="0" alt="MerlyImpressions" src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s393/merlyimpressions/mi-challenge-badge-1.gif"/></a></center>

or this code snippet for the Card Challenge badge:

<center><a href="http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/category/card-challenge/" target="_blank"><img border="0" alt="MerlyImpressions" src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s393/merlyimpressions/mi-card-challenge-badge-1.gif"/></a></center>

You can find details of the latest Merly Impressions Monthly Layout Challenge by clicking here or the latest Merly Impressions Card Challenge by clicking here. Have fun !!