January 2013 Monthly Challenge

Hi everybody and welcome back for another Scrapbooking Challenge here at Merly Impressions! We are happy to see you coming back for more inspiration every month and we hope that you will keep making time for us in the new year!

So, 2013 is finally here and I couldn’t let another year start without designing a challenge that had some sort of “new year” theme! So there you go, your theme for this month is:


Explanations: I want to see layouts that have 2013 in the title. It can show how you celebrated the arrival of the new year, it can talk about your plans, your hopes or your dreams for the new year or it can simply be a place to list your resolutions for 2013 in order to help you stick to them! It is quite open really, but it has to be in relation with the new year.

Always one to take part, here is my layout for you this month:

The story behind this layout is that in the past year (and a bit more…) I have been trying to get back on top of my health and I have lost 3st (yay me!!!) but I want to  keep at it in the new year and keep on top of my new my good habits in order to lose the 2st that I still need to shed. I decided to use the A-mazing new Kaisercraft Doily Template to create my background. I then added details by using the gorgeous rub-ons from the brand new Botanical Odyssey collection to then layer on top some strips from the Paper pad as well as some Collectables from the same collection. I added texture and volume with my beloved paper blooms in Fire Red, Sea Breeze and Fuchsia.

I hope that this theme inspires you to play along with us!

Please add your creation to the gallery below before the challenge closes at 1:00pm on 12th February 2013. We will then choose our favourite “2013” themed to win a fantastic prize – a £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the Merly Impressions online store. Wow!

We do hope that you have fun with our challenge and that we bring some inspiration your way. Every month I love to look through all your gorgeous entries but please make sure you follow the challenge rules as we are sad to have on occasion to remove some entries as they didn’t follow those rules. You can find a full list of the Challenge rules on the Monthly Challenge page but we would like to politely remind readers that:

  1. anyone who puts their entry on their own blog must link back to this post (http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/scrapbooking/january-2013-layout-challenge/) so that all your visitors can find the gallery below and enjoy all the fabulous layouts being created
  2. each creation entered must be “new” (not previously entered into a Merly Impressions or any other challenge)

It can be difficult for us to view any of your entries linked through Facebook therefore we are kindly asking you if you could please post your photos on the Merly Impressions page as this should make it easier for us all to admire your work. You can also email your entries directly to us at info@merlyimpressions.co.uk and we will add them and link them through our Photobucket gallery.

I really can’t wait to see all your entries! Have fun!

Emilie xxx

This challenge is now closed.

8 thoughts on “January 2013 Monthly Challenge

  1. fab pages ladies 🙂 loved hopping to your blogs!
    Mine is linked up…..apologies for the quality of the photo!
    n x

  2. Lol Chrissy 🙂 I’ve added the other version of my layout (the cleaner one) and put that on my blog too.
    Amazing layouts ladies 🙂

  3. Lol, no problem at all Natalie, ;D;D;D love the ‘Cleaner one’ thanks for entering the challenge.

    Chrissy xxx

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