July 2014 Collections now available

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

Our first collection, Be-YOU-tiful, features youthful, trendy textures and designs fused with bold colours and floral highlights. We have nine double-sided 12×12 papers as well as collectables, two speciality papers, a sticker sheet, a clear stamp set, a 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our next collection, Bow & Arrow, features feathers, chevrons and arrows plus cool geometric patterns in beautiful pale colours. Bow and Arrow is perfect for layering and coupling with other collections. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our third collection, Pitter Patter, features a fabulous baby themed colour pallete of pink and blue. This beautiful collection will inspire you to preserve your most precious memories. The collection includes nine 12×12 double-sided papers, two sticker sheets, two speciality papers, two collectables packs, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and two Paper Packs.

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We also have new Petaloo flowers, new designs of Tim Holtz Stencils, new tools and four new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new July 2014 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

Our May Layout Challenge winner is…

The Merly Impressions Challenge for May has closed and we’ve looked through all our entries and chosen a winner. We had several really good entries this month and the decision was really, really close. But in the end we chose a winner and we can now announce that…

The winner for May is Linda who created this layout:

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We especially liked the Bluebell photos, the stamping and the punched flowers – all of which made for a very Springtime look to the layout. Well done Linda – 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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We’ve chosen two top acts who each made fabulous Spring themed layouts. Special mention must go to Phillipa (we loved the flower surround to her photo and the journaled list of things she loves about Springtime) and to Tasa (whose selection of photos look fabulous):

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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 May challenge and we hope that you’ll all enter the next challenge which will start very soon.

Chrissy & Paul  xXx

June 2014 Collections now available

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

Our first collection, Something Blue,  is the ultimate wedding collection – it features a modern and fresh colour pallete that includes, of course, a little Something Blue. We have nine double-sided 12×12 papers as well as collectables, two speciality papers, a sticker sheet, three clear stamp sets, a 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our next collection, Heirloom, is ideal for family heritage projects – it features soft natural colours and vintage styling and patterns. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our third collection, Dream Big, features a fabulous colour pallete of orange, blue and grey. This beautiful collection will both entertain and inspire. This collection includes nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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We also have new colours of Kaisercraft Mini Ink Pads, new Captured Moments cards and six new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new June 2014 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

Our April Layout Challenge winner is…

The Merly Impressions Challenge for April has closed and we’ve looked through all our entries and chosen a winner. We had a lot of entries this month and picking a winner was tricky but we can now announce that…

The winner for April is Birgit who created this layout:

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We especially liked the way that Birgit used simple punched shapes and multiple techniques to create a very striking layout. Well done Birgit – 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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We’ve chosen three top acts who each used punched and die-cut elements in different ways. They are from Marie, Kirsty and Sherherazade:

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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 April challenge and we hope that you’ll all enter the next challenge which will start very soon.

Chrissy & Paul  xXx

May 2014 Collections now available

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

Our first collection, Mister Fox, is dripping with style and charisma. It features modern, masculine designs and a subtle colour palette that makes it very versatile. We have nine double-sided 12×12 papers as well as collectables, three speciality papers, a sticker sheet, a clear stamp set, a 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our next collection, Storyteller, features a bright and cheerful colour palette and beautiful classy floral designs. Storyteller is ideal for your next vintage style layout. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, a speciality paper, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our third collection, Game On, is a little different – it features a mass of sports themes papers, stickers and collectables. From Athletics to Tennis – it’s all here. This collection includes twelve 12×12 double-sided papers each featuring designs based on different sports. There are also two collectables packs and ten sticker sheets (each themed on different sports).

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We also have new Alpha Sticker sheets, new Captured Moments Stickers and six new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new May 2014 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

Our March Layout Challenge winner is…

The Merly Impressions Challenge for March has closed and we’ve looked through all our entries and chosen a winner. It was a difficult because there were many really good entries but we can now announce that…

The winner for March is Marie who created this layout:

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We especially liked Marie’s really fun foody photos and embellishments, her use of colour and the range of different techniques. Well done Marie – 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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Our two Top Acts are from Tasa and Veronica.

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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 March challenge and we hope that you’ll all enter the next challenge which will start very soon.

Chrissy & Paul  xXx

April 2014 Collections now available

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

Our first collection, Happy Snaps, features bright colours and fun designs. It’s the perfect collection to use when journaling or layering your precious family photos. We have nine double-sided 12×12 papers as well as collectables, two speciality papers, two sticker sheets, two clear stamp sets, a 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and a Paper Pack. There are also Captured Moments cards (called Say Cheese) that match the Happy Snaps collection.

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Our next collection, Honey Chai, features birds, florals and butterflies highlighted by earthy, rustic colour tones. The intricate designs of Honey Chai will bring beauty to any project. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our third collection, Kaleidoscope, features florals and eclectic vintage graphics such as bicycles and butterflies. The colours and patterns of Kaleidoscope make this a very versatile collection. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, two sticker sheets, a speciality paper, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack. There are also Captured Moments cards (called Life’s Treasures) that match the Kaleidoscope collection.

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We hope you enjoy the new April 2014 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx

More cards by Lynne using KaiserFusion Pens

Hi all,

Today we have three more beautiful cards made by Lynne Drinkwater using the lovely KaiserFusion Marker pens and a selection of other Kaisercraft products.

The Double Easel Card

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For this beautiful card Lynne used:

Kaisercard Lavendar & Lilac and a selection of the Violet Crush 12 x 12 papers. She also used a few pages form the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, some die-cuts from the Collectables pack and the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes Dragonflies.

KaiserFusion Pens used to colour the cute girl image are:

  • SK04, SK06, P01, P02, P14, PP01, PP02, PP06, PP07, PP10, G07, Y12, N03, BR06, E01, CG01, CG02 CG04.

The Simple Things Card

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For this card Lynne used:

Kaisercard Blossom and papers from the Violet Crush 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and the fabulous Kaisercraft Decorative Lamp Background stamp. I love the soft colouring of this card and the glow in the lamp is very effective. The few colours in this card just bring the image to life – beautiful Lynne.

KaiserFusion colours used are:

  • N02, BR06, G02, PP02, PP03.

Trellis Card

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This card is so beautiful, just gently going round the trellis edges with the KaiserFusion pens makes them stand out. Lynne has also coloured in the big butterfly in the top righthand corner. The flowers & leaves were cut from pages from the Violet Crush Paper Pad.

KaiserFusion colours used:

  • CG02, CG03, CG10, PP02, PP06, PP07.

Thank you for stopping by to check out Lynnes fabulous cards, we will have more very soon.

xXx

Layouts & Photos from March Crop

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

The kit for March was based on the Hidden Treasures collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make a double page layout that we called “Cosplay”.

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The products used in these layouts were:

Other items used:

  • “Old Gold” DMC Floss
  • WRMK Sew Easy Straight head tool (or you could use a black journal pen to draw faux stitching)
  • Martha Stewart edge punch (x2)
  • Brown Ink Pad
  • Paper distresser

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 – the new collections and the Kaisercraft Captured Moments products were especially popular.

There will be no crop in May since we will be preparing for the Merly Impressions Retreat in June. However, due to popular demand, we have decided to have a crop in July (see the Crop Dates page for more details).

Many thanks thanks to Paul for making a fabulous chocolate cake and Raspberry and Lemon Muffins (none of which lasted too long).

Oops, sorry. We were having so much fun we forgot to take any pictures – we’ll definitely remember next time.

Chrissy   xxx

March 2014 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone, here are some peeks of the layouts for the Merly Impressions Crop on Saturday 15th March 2014.

The kit uses the gorgeous Kaisercraft collection Hidden Treasures that features lovely shades of gold, mustard, teal and green.

The kit features a double page layout with a total of three photo’s so would suit a group of the same themed photo’s or a special event. The first layout which I’ve called “Cosplay 1” uses a photo measuring 14cm wide x 10 cm high, i have used a coloured photo but a sepia photo would also work.

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The second layout which I’ve called “Cosplay 2” uses two coloured photo’s the first measuring 9cm wide by 13cm high. The second photo measures 13cm wide x 10cm high again a sepia photo would also work. Standard 6 x 4 size photo’s would also work.

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Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a journal pen if you want to add your own journalling, a brown ink pad, foam pads. You will also need an edge scrapper tool, a needle for sewing and a small pair of scissors because there is a little fussy cutting on both of the layouts. 😛

We will bring our usual supply of tools (the Cricut Expression machine, Grand Calibur, Big Shot, Martha Stewart punches 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.

The location of the crop, together with other details, 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 and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on March 15th 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 xXx