Merly Impressions November 2014 Challenge

Hi everybody! It’s a new month and we are to challenge you once more!

This month we are offering you a sketch challenge drawn by Debs. You can flip or rotate the sketch and your layout can be on any subject but we must be able to recognise that your layout was based on the sketch drawn by Debs.

We are extending this challenge slightly longer than normal – the final date for entries is the 13th of December 2014.

Debs has created a layout to provide a little inspiration:

Hi there!

This month was my turn for the Sketch challenge.  The collection I used for this was the gorgeous  Teddy Bear’s Picnic.  Once again a perfect collection for my young Grandson!  The colours match the toy that my Grandson loves.

Here is my sketch:


For the main paper I used was the Beary Special die-cut paper.  I used three photos and these were mounted on a sheet of Furry and Bear Love cut  to the photo.  I also used these paper to cut the Rosettes.  The rosettes were placed on the photo corners, added to this was Paper Blooms in Sea Breeze.   I wanted a balanced look so used a mix of blooms and rosettes.  The extra look on the rosettes were button stickers from the sticker sheet.


The banners came from the sticker sheet, and were stuck onto twine and tape.  For the title i used words from the Collectables.  Also for the journaling I used a Collectable…the words say all I could want to say about the photos.


I hope you enjoyed my Sketch,


Please add your creation to the gallery below before the challenge closes at 1:00pm on 13th December 2014. We will then choose our favourite layout 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 ( 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 and we will add them and link them through our Photobucket gallery.

Have fun!

Chrissy xxx