About Chrissy Tingey

Style: Floral and fussy (cutting)
Loves: Fussy cutting, sewing
Instagram: the_fussy_cutter

Family Christmas – Emerald Eve Collection

Hi Everyone,
I love this photo of me and my sisters and brother taken…….well over 45 years ago (I think) we don’t have many photo’s of us when we were young, but I do love this one. The Emerald Eve collection was just perfect to scrap it, the colours matched beautifully.

Products Used: Emerald Eve Collection – P2964 Christmas Pine x 2|P2965 Fir Tree x 2|P2968 Mistletoe Magic x 2|P2970 Emerald Leaves x 2|P2972 Fir Sprigs x 2|

Other Products Used: UCE1729 Gold Pearls|SB713 Pearl Pearls|KM132 Gold Kaisermist. For the wood effect base paper, I used one from my own stash – You can use P2967 Rejoice paper

Here are some brief instructions to create my layout

  1. Cut the Fir Springs paper down to 12 x 12 to form your base.
  2. Cut the Fir Tree paper down to 29.5 x 29.5 cm, mat onto base, leaving only an edge of the base showing on the right hand side and bottom.
  3. Cut the Rejoice paper down to 28.5 x 28.5 cm, mat this onto your layout.
  4. Sew around your layout.
  5. Splatter some gold Kaisermist all over your layout, mostly in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner.
  6. Fussy cut lots of elements from Christmas Pine’s & Emerald Leaves papers and the stars from Mistletoe Magic papers.
  7. Mat your 10cm wide x 14cm high photo onto your layout, then arrange all your fussy cut elements around it, in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner, use foam pads to give height and dimension. From the other paper, cut some 0.5cm green and gold strips, tuck these around your layout, top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner. Add some gold and pearl pearls to the centre of your stars.

Below are some close ups of the layering, you can also find more on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter

I really loved using this collection and hope I have inspired you to create with it also. Please feel free to join the Merly Facebook Group where you can share your creations using our products and where you will see sneak peeks of my kits.
You can find these products on the Merly Impressions Website

Happy crafting, stay safe

Chrissy xXx

Tranquillity – with Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams & Sea Blue

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing with you a layout I’ve created using papers from the beautiful Tropical Dreams & Sea Blue Uniquely Creative collections. I just love this photo of Merley sitting looking out to sea, it is very peaceful – I hope we can go back there one day.

Products Used: – UCP1776, Sea Blue Paper Pack – UCP-SBCS, Sea blue Cut-a-part Sheet – UCP2021, Paradise Paper x 2 – UCP2028, Ocean Breeze Paper x 2 – UCP2027, Vitamin Sea Paper, UCE1724, Crystal Rhinestones – Cinnamon Kaisercard

I started by layering up all my base papers, once I decided which ones to use I then cut out a circle from the centre of the top two, for the inner rim of the circle I added a layer of brown card.

I love to fussy cut all my embellishments from the papers, so spend a few evenings fussy cutting all the flowers from the Tropical Dreams papers.

…….and some elements from the Cut-a-part Sheet

You can add and layer as much as you like, I like to make my layouts more 3D, so I add lots of layers to my flowers, I have even doubled up on the Sea Horses. You do not need to do all the layering if you like to store your layouts in an album.

As you can see from this photo, I have layered up this flower three times, getting smaller in size until the centre piece, I also like to shape my elements, I love the overall look.

You can find even more close-ups of my layout over on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter

Happy crafting!!!!!

Chrissy xXx

Uniquely Creative – Tropical Dreams

Hi Everyone,

Here is a layout I’ve created using the gorgeous Tropical Dreams collection from Uniquely Creative. This is a new company we are now stocking, I just love their beautiful scrapbooking collections and coordinating products.

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I have created this layout using a few papers from the collection, I would advise purchasing the paper pack as you get two of each paper and you will need a couple of extra sheets of some and I also have another layout on the go using this collection.

Below are some brief instructions on how to re-create my layout.

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Products used: Uniquely Creative, Tropical Dreams: Sunset UCP2022 x 2|Under The Sea UCP2023 x 2|Paradise UCP2021|Pearls Iridescent UCE1728|Bubbles Texture Die UCD1896|White Smooth Cardstock CD650 x 3|White DMC Cotton

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I have used the Tropical Dreams Paper Pack

1.) Cut in half (horizontal) the two Sunset papers, I have then used the two top sections from both papers, put together to form my base as I wanted the top and bottom of my base paper to be pale.

2.) – Cut the white card down to 29.5cm x29.5cm, mat this onto your base.

3.) – Do the same as in step 1.) with the two Under The Sea papers, as I just wanted the pale pink script showing, it doesn’t matter if one half of the script is up side down, this section should then measure 28.5cm x 28.5cm. Sew around the edge with white cotton, mat onto your layout.

4.) – Cut a circle from another sheet of white card, sew using white cotton, mat onto your layout.

5.) – Use the Bubbles Die, cut about 4 from a white piece of card.

6.) – Fussy cut lots of flowers from the Paradise papers.

7.) – Mat your photo onto your layout, arrange the flowers and bubbles die-cuts around the white frame and your photo. Add in the left over little circles from the die-cut around your photo.

Back in stock is the Wise & Free collection, below are two layouts I’ve created using the Paper Pack & on the second one, I’ve used the Arty doodles stamp set.

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I have also used the gorgeous Doily Elements Metal Die, which is now in stock.

You can find more of my projects and sneak peeks of new collections and products over on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter. Please credit me when posting any of my creations on social media, thank you.

Happy Scrapping!!!!!!!

Chrissy xXx

March 21st 2020 – Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

With just about a week to go until our next crop, here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks and details of the Double Page layout that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used the lovely “Rosabella” Kaisercraft collection.

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In the kit you will get the Rosabella Paper Pack which includes 12 sheets of paper and a bonus sticker sheet, you will also receive 1 skein of DMC thread and some Kaisercard……and the usual detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the Double Page layout that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the Double Page layout which I’ve called Beauty is in the Heart”

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This Double Page layout features flowers and patterns highlighted in vintage inspired natural tones and also features three black & white photo’s all measuring about 9.5cm wide x 14cm high, It also features fussy cut flowers, stitching & some stamping, the lace border stamp will be available to use at the crop – It is from the “Rosabella’ stamp set, we do have a few in stock, or use the sticker sheet enclosed in the kit which has a doily border – you will need to bring your own butterfly stamp.  have also added detail using some black & red Kaisermists, these will be available to use at the crop as well. I have added my own black rhinestones from my own stash to the butterflies. 

Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on the layout. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, we will however bring this item to the crop for people to use.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new February & March Kaisercraft collections and the brand New collections from the beautiful Uniquely Creative including Wise & Free, Urban Garden and the stunning Tropical Dreams

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Extra crop kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 21st March 2020!!! at 10am (not before, unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very, very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

Wise & Free – Uniquely Creative

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here sharing a layout I created using the gorgeous “Wise & Free” collection from Uniquely Creative.

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Uniquely Creative is an Australian brand that have just started to design their own paper collections. I love the first two ranges they have bought out, “Wise & Free” and  “Urban Garden”, they are perfect for fussy cutting!!!!!! So of course I love them.

Here is my layout I created using Wise and Free

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Here are some quick instructions if you want to re-create my layout using the Wise & Free Paper Pack.

1.) Cut a piece of “Snow” Kaisercard down to 12 x 12 to form your base

2.) Cut the “Loved” UCP1906 paper down to 29.5 x 29.5cm, sew down the left hand edge, mat onto your layout.

3.) Cut the “Dream” UCP1902 paper (reverse side) down to 20cm wide x 29.5cm high, sew along the left & right hand edges, mat onto your layout.

4.) Cut a little strip from “Strong” UCP1905 paper spotty side about 5cm wide x 29.5cm high, mat onto your layout towards the left hand side.

5.) I have added a die cut doily border, if you have a punch add a punched border down the left hand side.

6.) Mat your photo onto some spare paper, then mat onto your layout.

7.) Fussy cut the pale flowers from “Fearless” UCP1903 papers & feathers and banners from “Potential” UCP1908. Arrange them around your photo, use foam pads to give some height, add Crystal bling to finish.

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Another layout will follow later using the rest of the paper pack.

Check out all our recently added Uniquely Creative products here, each collection has added matching card stock and extra embellishments.

Check out my personal Instagram page for lots of new sneak peeks!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Chrissy

xXx

January 18th 2020 – Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

With just under a week to go until our first crop of 2020, here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks and details of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used the lovely Everlasting Kaisercraft collection.

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For the kit you will get the Everlasting Paper Pack which includes 12 sheets of paper and a sticker sheet, you will also receive 2 skeins of DMC thread, an extra sheet of paper and some Kaisercard……and the usual detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace. There is a third bonus layout which you can create if you like from the leftovers. Bring your phone to take a photo of it at the crop (as there are no instructions) there will also be a full image of it on the website and on the blog after the crop.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the first layout which I’ve called All of me loves all of you

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This layout features the pastel greens & peaches from the collection – I have fussy cut the gorgeous white flowers, there are also lots of layers and colour coordinating stitching. I have added a few rhinestones from my own stash. The photo measures about 9cm wide x about 11cm high.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called Best Moments”

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For this layout I’ve focussed on using the kraft & cream coloured papers from the collection, with a pop of black and pink. The layout features lots of fussy cut leaves, birds and flowers, hand stitching – all this layered around the fussy cut lacy borders. My photo measures about 12cm x 12cm. I have also added “lippy red” rhinestones (from my own stash, but you will be available to purchase these at the crop you want)

Here are the sneak peeks of the extra third layout, if you would like to create it from the leftovers.

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The layout features fussy cut pale pink flowers, I’ve used one full piece of paper and the leftovers. There won’t be instructions, so bring your phone to take a pic – however there will also be a full image on the blog & website. My gorgeous photo measures 10cm wide x 13cm high!!! If you want to do the punching please bring your own punch.

Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on all the layouts. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, we will however bring this item to the crop for people to use. Please note: If you want to do the punching on the extra layout, please bring your own punch, my MS punches won’t be available to use at the crop anymore. Similar punches will also work. I have used the MS Garden Trellis Deep Edge punch.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new December & January Kaisercraft collections and the three brand New ScrapBoys collections

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & homemade cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 18th January 2020!!! at 10am (not before, unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very, very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

Here are the full images of the layouts I created for the kit –

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……and the extra you can create, just add some black card

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The layout features the fussy cut pale pink flowers from the Bloom paper, I’ve used one full piece of paper for the base – the reverse of the “You & Me” paper and added some black Kaisercard in strips.

Chrissy xXx

November 16th Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

There is just about a week to go until our November 16th 2019 Merly Crop, the last one for this year, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful Lady Like Kaisercraft collection.

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As well as the papers in the kit there are also two sheets of Kaisercard, DMC thread  and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the first layout which I’ve called “Beautiful”

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This layout features the lovely black paper and the pink fussy cut roses, stitching & punching all arranged around a kind of patchwork base. My black & white photo measures 9cm wide x 13cm high. The butterfly stamp will be available to use at the crop or feel free to bring your own – it is the butterfly from the Lady Like stamp set, but any will do. If you have a similar edge punch please bring that as well, but I will bring mine for you to use.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called “Having it all”

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This layout features the pinks and greens from the collection, lots of beautiful fussy cutting, stitching and a little punching. My coloured photo measures about 8.5cm wide by 10.5cm high.

Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on both layouts, a pink ink pad. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, Martha Stewart “Eyelet Lace” Edge Punch, the butterfly from the “Lady Like” coordinating Stamp set –  we will however bring these items to the crop for people to use and our other usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new October & November Kaisercraft collections and the fabulous New ScrapBoys goodies.

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of Christmas themed biscuits, chocolates, snacks & cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

This will be our Christmas crop, please bring a Christmas mug & wear your favourite Christmas jumper/clothes.

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See you all on Saturday 16th November 2019 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very, very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £20.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

September 2019 Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a fabulous September Crop we had and thank you so very much to everyone who attended and made the day so very special indeed. There was lots of crafting, chatting and cake eating (as usual) and It was lovely catching up with everyone.

For the kit I used papers from the beautiful “Starry Night” Kaisercraft collection pictured below. Included in the crop kit were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts.

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Below are photo’s of the layouts I created for the kit. Here is the first layout which I’ve called “You are my Starburst” the main focus for this layout is the Starburst pattern, there is a template in the kit to create this. The layout also features lots of fussy cutting, stitching and lots of layers. I have used a black & white photo measuring 12cm wide x 12cm high. I have also stamped and fussy cut the little poinsettia from the coordinating stamp set and arranged these on the centres of the larger poinsettia.

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……and here is the second layout which I’ve called: “Gorgeous” – for this layout I have I have fussy cut the pretty poinsettia from the “Daring” paper and arranged them underneath my photo which measures 13.5 x 10.5cm, the layout also features a punched border and lots of layers.

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The kit is now available to purchase in the Merly Impressions on-line shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

I just want to say a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended our September  crop which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using my kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

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The calm before the storm……

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The fabulous Kaisercraft goodies.

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Our fabulous croppers……

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Extra layouts and cards I created…..

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Yummy Goodies to eat….

You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in November for the last crop of the year. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

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September 21st Merly Crop Layout & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

There is just about a week to go until our September 21st 2019 Merly Crop, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful Starry Night Kaisercraft collection.

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As well as the papers in the kit there are also four sheets of Kaisercard, DMC thread,  rhinestones, a template and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “You are my starburst”

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The layout features (as promised, the starburst pattern from my Morning dew layout) lots of beautiful fussy cut poinsettia’s, coordinating stitching around the starburst. I have also stamped and fussy cut some poinsettia from the matching stamp set, the stamp will be available to use at the crop (or if you want to purchase it, it is now online. My photo measures about 12cm x 12cm. There will be a starburst template in each kit.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called “Gorgeous”

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This layout features lots of beautiful fussy cutting, punching, stitching and layering, there is a lot of height in this layout. My photo measures about 13.5cm wide by about 10.5cm high. The punch will be available to use at the crop along with the Sew Easy Tools.

I will also be bringing some of my latest, Kaisercraft design team creations

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Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, Martha Stewart petal Edge Punch – , we will however bring these items to the crop for people to use and our other usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new August & September Kaisercraft collections.

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks &  cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 21st September 2019 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £20.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

Kaisercraft DT Post – Great Grandad & his Motorbike

Hello,

Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday for my Kaisercraft DT project, using the fabulous Workshop Kaisercraft collection. Today I am sharing with you how I created some Mixed Media cogs using the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack Workshop, ink pads and paint.

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Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough|P2797 Gallant|P2799 Strapping|P2800 Handsome|P2801 Chivalrous|CT967 Workshop Collectables|FL654 Flourish Pack

Other: SB792 Chocolate Pearls|KC048 Mud Puddle Acrylic Paint|IP756 Ink Pad Gold Pigment|IP755 Ink Pad Silver Pigment|IP719 Black Mini Ink Pad|IP723 Vintage Mini Ink Pad|DD3342 Texture Cogs Decorative Die|CD606 Navy Card Stock|KM129 Navy KAISERmist|KM132 Gold Shimmer KAISERmist

Other: Texture Paste|Crystal Lacquer

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I started off by painting all the Wood Flourish Cogs in Mud Puddle paint, it doesn’t have to be precise, it is like an undercoat. Next I lightly dabbed on random bits of texture paste, then left to dry for a few mins. The next bit is fun, adding layers of ink using the Silver, Black & Vintage ink pads, lastly adding the Gold ink pad on top.

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I also die cut some cogs from the Navy Kaiser card and used the same process without the texture paste.

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Now to create the rest of the layout, I started off by building up my base using navy card and a selection of the Workshop papers.

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I LOVE stitching on my layouts, so added some extra interest by hand stitching along the length of some of the papers. Then started to build up my layout by adding layers around my photo.

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I’ve added the cogs around my photo, adding foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

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I have had a typewriter sat on my desk for a very long time and have never really used it, I decided to type some of the lovely sayings from the collection onto a strip of paper and added that to my layout.

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To finish off my layout I have added a few tiny metal embellishments and pearls to the centre of my cogs.

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I hope this has inspired you to have ago at Mixed Media cogs, this was my first time, it was fun so I will be doing it again very soon.

xXx Happy crafting – Chrissy xXx

You can download the pdf instructions here