June 2015 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

Here are the sneak peeks and details of the layouts for the Merly Impressions Crop on Saturday 6th June 2015 – 10am to 8pm (an extended event for June).

The kit uses the lovely Kaisercraft collection Secret Garden which features pretty florals, small patterns and a soft colour palette.

The first layout, which I’ve called “Favourite Place” uses one coloured photo measuring 13cm wide x 9cm high. A black & white photo would also work.

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The second layout which I’ve called “Love You” uses one coloured photo measuring 13cm wide x 9cm high. A black & white photo would also work.

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With the left overs of the kit I have created a third layout that includes two photos about 5.5cm wide x 7.5cm high.

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Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a journal pen, pale blue & pale pink ink pad for inking round the edges, Corner rounder and foam pads. You will also need a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) and a small pair of scissors because there is a lot of fussy cutting on both of the layouts. I have also used some Crystal Lacquer on some of the embellishments. A similar product will also work although this is entirely optional. We will however have Crystal Lacquer, ink pads & Foam dots/roll available to purchase in the Merly shop.

We will bring our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are used on the layouts), Big Shot, Dies, punches, etc, to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments. There is also some misting used on the layouts, the KaiserMists used will also be supplied.

For anyone who cannot join us on the day, the kit will be available to purchase online after the crop. It will contain detailed instructions for you to complete the first two layouts.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies.  Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes, a buffet tea will also be supplied later in the day, which will include, sandwiches, salads and a selection of finger foods. We will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on 6th June at 10am (until 8pm).

Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

April 2015 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

Here are the sneak peeks and details of the layouts for the Merly Impressions Crop on Saturday 18th April 2015 – 10am to 5pm.

The kit uses the lovely Kaisercraft collection Shine Bright which features geometric patterns, clean and simple colours and a splash of sunshine. The first layout, which I’ve called “Shine On” uses two black & white photo’s measuring 9.5cm wide x 12 high. Coloured photo’s would also work.

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The second layout which I’ve called “Beautiful” uses one black & white photo measuring 8cm wide x 12cm high.  A coloured photo would also work.

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Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a journal pen, black ink pad for inking round the edges & foam pads. You will also need a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) and a small pair of scissors because there is a little fussy cutting on both of the layouts.  I have also used some Crystal Lacquer on some of the embellishments. A similar product will also work and this is optional. We will however have Crystal Lacquer, ink pads & Foam dots/roll available to purchase in the Merly shop.

We will bring our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are used on the layouts), Big Shot, Dies, punches, etc, to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments.

For anyone who cannot join us on the day, the kit will be available to purchase online after the crop. It will contain detailed instructions for you to complete the two layouts.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies.  Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes & Sausage rolls. We will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on 18th April at 10am, we are finishing at 5pm. The cost of the kit is £12.00 and your seat is £5.00 payable on the day.

Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

April 2015 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, Oh So Lovely, features flowers, beautiful lacey patterns and a unique softness. We also have Captured Moments cards (called Pretty Little Things) to coordinate with this collection.

Our next collection, Antique Bazaar, features vintage inspired patterns and a rich colour palette.

Our third collection, Chase Rainbows, features bright, trendy colours and bold, abstract patterns.

We also have new designs of Kaisercraft Decorative Dies (compatible with most embossing and diecut machines), new Templates and brand new KaiserMist Spray Inks (in ten beautiful colours).

We hope you enjoy the new April 2015 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

March 2015 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, All That Glitters, features feminine colours, butterflies and masses of sparkle. This collection includes six speciality papers highlighted with glitter and foil.

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Our next collection, Furry Friends, is perfect for layouts featuring cute and cuddly cats and dogs. This collection includes four papers and a sticker sheet specifically for cat lovers and the same for dog lovers.

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Our third collection, On Stage, is perfect for bringing your concert, theatre and school play memories to life.

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We also have lots of new designs of Kaisercraft Decorative Dies (compatible with most embossing and diecut machines) and several new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new March 2015 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

February 2015 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, Betsy’s Couture, features vintage themed designs with an elegant and ladylike appeal.

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Our next collection, Shine Bright, features geometric patterns, clean and simple colours and a splash of sunshine. This collection coordinates perfectly with the Let it Shine Captured Moments cards.

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Our third collection, Wanderlust, features travel themed images and a retro colour palette – perfect for your next travel journal. This collection coordinates with the “A is for Adventure” Captured Moments cards.

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We also have brand new Kaisercraft Embossing Folders (compatible with most embossing and diecut machines) and several new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new February 2015 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

Layouts & Photos from January 2015 Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who attended our January 2015 crop. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for January was based on the Cherry Blossom collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called “Lovely Smile” and “Love You”.

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

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It was a well attended crop and it was good to see so many familiar faces. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well.

Many thanks to Paul for making the fabulous cakes and sausage rolls !

Chrissy   xxx

January 2015 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

Here are the sneak peeks and details of the layouts for the Merly Impressions Crop on Saturday 17th January 2015 – 10am to 4pm.

The kit uses the lovely Kaisercraft collection Cherry Blossom which features a beautiful subtle water colour palette with lanterns and lots of Cherry Blossom. The first layout, which I’ve called “Love You”, uses two colour photo’s measuring 9cm wide x about 13cm high. Sepia or black & white photo’s would also work.

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The second layout which I’ve called “Lovely Smile” uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide by 18cm high. A sepia or Black & white photo would also work. I have used some MS punches – Cherished & Vintage Doily PATP sets and Eyelet Lace punch. (if you want to bring your own).

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Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a journal pen, a pink ink pad for inking round edges, foam pads. You will also need a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) and a small pair of scissors because there is a little fussy cutting on both of the layouts.  I have also used some Crystal Lacquer on some of the flower petals. A similar product will also work and this is optional. We will however have Crystal Lacquer & ink pads available to purchase in the Merly shop.

We will bring our usual supply of tools (Grand Calibur, Big Shot, Martha Stewart punches, Sew Easy Tools (which are used on the layouts), Tim Holtz Dies, etc) to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments.

For anyone who cannot join us on the day, the kit will be available to purchase on-line after the crop.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies. Merley & Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes & Sausage rolls. We will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on January 17th at 10am, we are finishing at 4pm. The cost of the kit is £12.00 and your seat is £5.00 payable on the day.

Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

January 2015 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, Blue Bay, features a harmonious mix of blues and greens with images and patterns to give your creations a touch of shabby chic. This collection includes a 12×12 D-Ring Scrapbook Album and also coordinates with the Sea Breeze Captured Moments cards.

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Our next collection, XO (meaning Kisses and Hugs), features roses, hearts, hugs and kisses to make your romantic themed layout extra special – perfect for Valentines Day. This collection coordinates perfectly with the Be Mine Captured Moments cards.

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Our third collection, 2 Cool 4 School, features primary colours and your favourite subjects – a great collection to get your school photos looking their best. This collection includes a 12×12 D-Ring Scrapbook Album and also coordinates with the School Days Captured Moments cards.

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We also have several new Decorative Dies that are compatible with most embossing and diecut machines.

We hope you enjoy the new January 2015 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

Our November Layout Challenge winner is…

The Merly Impressions Challenge for November has closed and, although we had less entries, we found it really difficult to chose a winner. However, we can now announce that… the winner for November is Liz who created this layout:

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Well done Liz for creating such a lovely layout – we will get your prize to you very soon but, in the meantime, here is a nifty badge to put on your blog:

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It was a very close decision this month and we really liked the two entries from Debbie and Giorgia so we have decided to make them both top acts and give a £10.00 Merly Impressions voucher to each of them: Please email us so we can get your voucher to you.

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And here is a badge for our Top Acts to use on their blog:

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We would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter our November challenge.

Chrissy & Paul  xXx

November 2014 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

Here are the sneak peeks and details of the layouts for the Merly Impressions Crop on Saturday 22nd November 2014.

The kit uses the lovely Kaisercraft collection Rustic Harmony which features a natural colour palette and shades of peach, with beautiful shabby chic flowers and pretty butterflies. The first layout which I’ve called “Just a Smile” uses one coloured photo measuring 9cm wide x about 13cm high. A sepia or black & white photo would also work.

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The second layout which I’ve called “Memories” uses one coloured photo measuring 8cm wide by 12cm high. A sepia photo would also work. I have punched out a frame for each photo using a MS punch-around-the-page set on both layouts – your photo’s shouldn’t be any larger than the sizes specified for these frames to fit.

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Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a journal pen, a brown/sepia ink pad for inking round edges, foam pads. You will also need a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) and a small pair of scissors because there is a little fussy cutting on both of the layouts. 😛 I have also used some Crystal Lacquer on some of the flower petals. A similar product will also work and this is optional. We will however have Crystal Lacquer & ink pads available to purchase in the Merly shop.

We will bring our usual supply of tools (Grand Calibur, Big Shot, Martha Stewart punches, Sew Easy Tools (which are used on the layouts), Tim Holtz Dies, etc) to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments.

We will post full images, photos and close-ups of the layouts after the crop. For anyone who cannot join us on the day, the kit will be available to purchase on-line after the crop.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies. Merley & Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes & Sausage rolls. We will also bring biscuits, chocolates, mince pies, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on November 22nd at 10am, we finish at 5pm. The cost of the kit is £12.00 and your seat is £5.00 payable on the day.

Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx