May 19th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The May 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us 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 this crop as it is on the day of the Royal Wedding and we are going to have a little afternoon Cream Tea!! Detail of this is below. xXx

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Miss Betty” Kaisercraft collection.


Also supplied in the kit are DMC cotton, white Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can then 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 “Forever Friends” I have used one coloured photo which measures 11cm wide x 8cm high. The layout features lots of layers, beautiful fussy cut flowers & hexagons some stitching and punching. I have also used some colour coordinating Kaisermists from my own stash.





……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “We Remember Moments ” I have used one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11.5cm high. The layout features more beautiful fussy cut flowers & hexagons, there is also a little stitching and I have used colour coordinating mists from my own stash.





Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Berry ” Kaisercraft mini ink pad for inking around the edges, 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 ink pads & Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart PATP set.


These will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches.

There is also an optional third layout with the left over paper and card, a photo will be supplied of this.


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 and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

Extra Special Treat  As it is the day of the Royal Wedding we thought we would have a small afternoon Cream Tea around 3.30-ish, we will supply the scones, cream & jam & an extra cake or two. Please bring along a nice tea cup & saucer & side plate and optional tiara/head wear.


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 April & May releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

The usual tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools. We will not be bringing the box of mugs any more to save space in our cars, so please bring a cup/mug for your drinks. There are tiny cups available to use at the hall if you don’t want to bring one, you will need to wash, dry & put away what you use.

See you all on Saturday 19th May 2018 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 really early) – until 6pm, two extra hours.  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.

See you all on Saturday 10am.




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