Three Bonjour cards

Today we have some more beautiful projects by Emma Williams – this time she has made three lovely cards using the gorgeous Bonjour collection.

The Bonjour collection features lovely images of birds, butterflies, flowers and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. It’s perfect for travel, friendship or love themed projects which Emma has done here. I love all the little extra touches that Emma has added to these cards to give them detail and opulence.

The first card uses the Madeleine and Mairie papers from the Bonjour collection and Emma has added some beautiful details to embellish them – I especially like the postcards !

A Bonjour themed Card by Emma Williams

The second card uses the reverse side of the Provence paper as the background and includes Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes in the detail.

A card made using the Bonjour collection by Emma Williams

On the third card Emma has used the reverse side of the Moriesse paper as a background and has created the banner at the top of the card using elements from the Bonjour Alpha Sticker Sheet.

A card made using Bonjour by Emma Williams

Thank you again Emma for some beautiful inspiration.

You can see more of Emma’s work on her blog.

All comments are very much appreciated.

Chrissy xXx


A Bonjour styled Cigar Box

Here’s something a little different… I decorated this Cigar Box as part of a challenge set by some close friends and decided to use Kaisercraft’s beautiful Bonjour collection to give it a sophisticated look.

I covered the whole box in the Paris paper (reverse), then covered the sides with strips of the Moriesse paper and the top in layers of the Notre-Dame (reverse) and Mairie papers. I distressed the edges of the paper and used one of my favourite tools, the WRMK Sew Easy Stitch Piercer,  to add distressed stitching around the top.

A Bonjour styled Cigar Box

The top of the box is decorated with layers of detail cut from the Mairie and Moriesse papers (some of which is highlighted with Crystal Lacquer). I’ve also used a Kaisercraft Wood Flourish Frame (distressed with an Adirondack Paint Dabber and Gold Perfect Pearl Mist), some Kaisercraft Pearls and a Mini Paper Bloom. I finished the box with a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Keyhole and some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Box Feet.

Bonjour Cigar Box detail

Hopefully you like my altered Cigar Box and thank you for visiting. Please feel free to comment (and many thanks to everyone who has commented on previous posts).

Chrissy   xxx

Layouts and Photos from September Crop

Huge thanks to all the fabulous scrappers who helped make our September crop so much fun – we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

The kit for September was based on the beautiful Bonjour collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and enough stash to make two layouts that we called “Family” and “Sisters” although there were many different interpretations of the same layout.

September Layout - FamilySeptember Layout - Sisters

Below are some pictures taken on the day (click the image once to open it and click it again to close it). Oh, and thanks to Paul’s Mum for making the cupcakes and to our daughter Merley for decorating them !

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September Crop – Sneak Peeks

The Merly Impressions September Crop is nearly upon us so we thought we would let everyone know about the kit our croppers will be using on Sunday.

The kit is based on a brand new (not yet released) Kaisercraft collection called Bonjour that has a very French, Parisian feel and features beautiful Butterflies and flowers, delicate shades of pale pink and green and luxurious chocolate brown backgrounds. The kit will include five papers, some wood flourishes, some Bazzill cardstock and some bling plus details of the two layouts shown below that Chrissy made using the kit.

The first layout, that we’ve called Family, includes one photo measuring 14cm wide by 10cm high preferably featuring pale pink and green shades although a sepia tone or vintage photo would also work well.

Family Layout Sneak Peek

The second layout, that we’ve called Sisters, includes one photo measuring 9cm wide by 10cm high preferably featuring pale shades of pink, green and vanilla although sepia tone or vintage photos would also work well.

Sisters Layout Sneak Peek

You are obviously free to alter the title (and therefore the theme) of the layouts. We will bring along some tools we’ve used on the layout (such as the border punch and a Sizzlet Die) although you will also need to bring your own brown and/or silver ink pads or paint dabbers and a small pair of scissors (because there is some delicate cutting out on both layouts).

The kit will cost £10 on the day but is entirely optional. The location of the crop, together with other details, can be found on our Crop Dates page.