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

Love with Whisper

Hello,

Karen here with my first project using Whisper Kaisercraft collection.  This range has so much potential, all types of photographs will look gorgeous when used with this collection – coloured, black and white and sepia.

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For this page I have used Kaisercard Pebble cardstock, Fern Bracket Die Cut, Earthy paper, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil, Decorative Fern Leaf Die, Whisper Clear Stamps and Kaisercraft Chocolate Ink Pad.

I started by cutting .5 in from top and one side of the Earthy paper and mounting this onto  Kaisercard Pebble cardstock.  I added the Fern Bracket Die Cut using foam pads to lift it slightly from the Earthy paper.

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Using the Kaisercraft Chocolate Ink Pad and Whisper Clear Stamps I stamped some ferns along the bottom of the die cut.  I then used a blending tool to add ink through the  Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil.  Next, I dabbed some of the ink onto a silicone sheet and mixed some texture paste to make some cream coloured texture paste and used this with the  Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil but this time spread it through the large fern.  Finally I used the Decorative Fern Leaf Die to cut some ferns from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and added them at the bottom of the page with some ferns from the Collectables pack.

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I matted my photo onto two pieces of paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and placed at the top right of my page, using the word ‘love’ as a title, adding a butterfly and a phrase to the top of my photo and a butterfly and phrase to the bottom left of my photo – all from the Collectables  pack.

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The final touch was to stamp some butterflies from the Whispers stamp set onto white card, fussy cut them out and tuck them behind elements on the left and bottom of my page.

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I am really pleased with this page as it evolved without me having any real plans as to how it would look.

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Karen xXx

January 19th 2019 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The 19th January 2019 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 the kit I have used papers from the beautiful Blessed Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters of pink DMC thread, 4 x Kaiser card in black, pink & white, black Rhinestones and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the three layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “So Very Thankful”

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For this layout I have used one coloured photo which measures 9.5cm wide x 12cm high. (A black & white photo would also work). I have fussy cut the pretty, bright pink, orange & green flowers from a couple of the papers which add lovely pops of colour to the layout and I have also cut out and layered up some of the colour coordinating frames from another paper, the layout is finished with some hand stitching along the top and bottom of the layout and in between the frames, there is also a little light misting around the flower bunches & some black rhinestones.

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

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For this double page I have focused on using the black & white papers from the collection with a splash of pink from the card stock,  Kaisermist & stitching. The double page features beautiful fussy cut black & white flowers and foliage. Flourish & butterfly die-cuts, stitching and a splattering of pink candy Kaisermist. I have also embossed some of the pink Kaisercard using the Daisies embossing folder – my two coloured photo’s are matted onto a large cut out card heart which joins the two layouts together. (there will be a template to use at the crop for the heart shape). The photo’s measure 10.5cm wide by 15.5cm high, this includes the white border around them. Black & white photo’s would also work. 

Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a corner punch a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the Berry mini Kaisercraft ink pad for inking around the edges, the Flamingo ink pad would also work. 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 both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & 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, the Daises Embossing Folder, the Decorative die Swirl Flourish a butterfly punch & Candy Kaisermist I will bring these items to the crop for people to use and our 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 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 releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX  & Little Birdie 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 biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made 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 19th January 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 really 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

November 17th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The November 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 the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Scrap Studio” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters each of yellow & pink DMC thread, 2 x Kaiser card, yellow Rhinestones 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 “Believe in your dreams” I have used one coloured photo which measures 10cm wide x 11cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut butterflies and flowers in blues, greens and yellows, colour coordinating stitching and die-cut flourishes using the DD705 Swirl Flourish pack. 

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Cherish Moments Forever” This layout features the pinky, peachy colours from the collection – I have fussy cut the beautiful butterflies and flowers and have added coordinating stitching, this is all set off with a black base and strips of black card throughout the layout. I have used one coloured photo measuring 10cm wide x about 12cm high. 

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Saffron” 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 some 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. From my own stash I have used some black rhinestones/Pearls.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool and a Martha Stewart Edge punch, I will bring these to the crop for people to use and our 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 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 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 supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day – and for this crop as we are also celebrating Merly Impressions 9th year this month, we will have an extra little tasty treat for everyone. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 17th November 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 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £27.00, 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

September 15th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The September 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 the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Sparkle” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters of black DMC thread, 2 x black Kaisercard 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 “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” I have used one coloured photo which measures 9cm wide x 11.5cm high. My layout features beautiful fussy cut poinsettia flowers and some fussy cut geometric shapes and some stitching. The butterflies are punched using two sizes of SU punches. For my title I have used the saying ” Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” this is from one of the info strips.

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Beautiful” I have used one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 12cm high. My second layout features beautiful fussy cut rose gold foiled snow flakes, stitching and punched colour coordinating butterflies. I have also added black rhinestones to this layout from my own stash, (these are not included in the kit).

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Petal Pink ” 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 some 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. From my own stash I have used some black rhinestones and the title on my second layout also comes from my own stash.

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool and two sizes of SU butterfly punches, I will bring all these to the crop for people to use and our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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.

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 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 supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes 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 15th September 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 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £27.00, 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

March 2018 Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous crop, we had an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting and it was lovely catching up with everyone. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from March Kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Fairy Garden” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions, a template and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: I just want pretty things

IMG_9780………and the second layout which I called: Your Wings already exist.

image-wings-1000The 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 March 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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Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

March 17th 2018 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

The March 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us so here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Fairy Garden” Kaisercraft collection.

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Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “I just want pretty things” I have used a coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers & leaves, fairies and butterflies, layered onto a large cut out and stitched heart. (a template will be supplied in the kit for the heart). I have used the gorgeous Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker on the cut out flower buds, butterflies and fairy wings. I have also used pink & green Kaisermist from my own stash.

IMG_9411IMG_9416IMG_9410 (1)IMG_9420……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Your Wings already exist ” it uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11.5cm high . This layout also features beautiful fussy cut flowers, butterflies and birds & Die-Cut flourishes & a little stitching. I have used some crystal lacquer on all of the butterflies and the Wink of Stella Glear Glitter Brush Marker. The pink Kaisermist is from my own stash.

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart edge punch, 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.

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.

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 Feb & March 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.

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 17th March 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 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £25.00, 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.

Hugs,

xXx Chrissy xXx

November Merly Crop & Kit.

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous packed crop with 45 people attending. It was an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting. It was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the September kit.
For the September kit I used the beautiful “Romantique” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: We are never far apart .

File 13-11-2017, 10 53 45………and the second layout which I called: Beauty-Believe-Happiness.

File 17-11-2017, 09 57 12The 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 the 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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Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx