August 2012 Card Challenge

It is the 7th of the month so it is time for a new card challenge at Merly Impressions and this month I challenge you to this…

acetate

So for this month I challenge you to use Acetate on (or for) your card! However much or little! I thought of this challenge as I always buy acetate as I love the look of them but once it arrive I struggle to actually use them!!! So I was challenged by this as much as you!!! And here is my card:

Acetate Card 1

Acetate Card 2

And as a special treat for you I have a video to show you how I created it! Enjoy!

On my card I used the Kaisercraft Timeless Four Corners Acetate but you can use any acetate you choose. I hope that I inspired you and that I will see many of you take part!!!

The prize is a gorgeous Save the Date Paper Pad and Save the date Colour Rub-ons!

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/cardmaking/august-2012-card-challenge/) so that all your visitors can find the gallery below and enjoy all the fabulous cards 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.

Have fun !

Emilie


The challenge is now closed.

And our July Card Challenge winner is…

Emilie has looked through all the entries in the Merly Impressions Card Challenge for July and picked a winner from among a great selection of entries. She has chosen a winner that she thinks cleverly uses the red, white and blue colour scheme while also representing national pride. So we can now announce…

That the winner of the July Card Challenge is Jo with this card:

July Card Challenge winner

Well done Jo – we will be in touch soon to get your prize to you.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter our July Card Challenge – all the entries were really superb and choosing a winner was tough. We hope that you will all enter the next card challenge that will start very soon.

Chrissy  xXx

July 2012 Card Challenge

We have been getting a few requests for a card challenge and as we love challenges here it is – our first ever Card Challenge!

As you know the summer is usually a time of national celebrations around the world with the likes of Independence Day in America and Bastille Day in France but the summer of 2012 is a huge celebration of Britain with the Jubilee and the London Olympics taking place. So for this challenge we decided to go all “Pride of Britain” with a colour combination challenge:

So we are asking you to create a card (any size, shape or style) following this combination of red, white and blue and as I am not one to leave you without an example here is my card:

July Card Challenge example

I used some gorgeous bits from the Miss Match paper pad as well as the “Cherish” and the “Number background” stamps.

The prize is a gorgeous Vintage Timeless paper pad! I really can’t wait to see your entries!

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/cardmaking/july-2012-card-challenge/) so that all your visitors can find the gallery below and enjoy all the fabulous cards 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.

Have fun !

Emilie