March 18th 2017 – Merly Crop Kit Layout Preview

Hi Everyone,

The March Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details and some sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit. The kit will also be available to purchase online the day after the crop for anyone who can not attend. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Hanami Garden” Kaisercraft collection.

16265993_10154038779790356_5209180686629907847_nThe complete collection features intricate patterns, cherry blossom images and feminine touches illustrated in bold, striking red and gold colours. Also supplied in the kit are coordinating rhinestones, DMC cotton, 3 x Kaisercard sheets, a (flower) pricking paper template and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow so you can create the two layouts that I have designed.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Life is measured by moments” it uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide by 14cm high, it is surrounded by fussy cut cherry blossom and the base paper has hand stitched flowers created using the template.

16807292_10211283105140860_9055361260866119059_n16681648_10211283107700924_3489621689561614910_n16807603_10211283110861003_1476775062272261355_n……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Dream” it also uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 12.5cm high. There is some simple stitching on this one and I have also used a gold glitter pen to highlight the embossed pattern on the black card section and coloured in some of the little segments on the cloud base paper.

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16864844_10211339309585936_3564494275840860936_nOther items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Cherry” & “Saffron” Kaisercraft mini ink pads, for inking around the edges. Gold & red Glitter pens (optional) a needle for sewing, 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 Kaiser Glitter pen sets available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the Martha Stewart punch around the page set “Pansy” & “Oriental Half Circle” Kaisercraft embossing folder – we will however bring these and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies to the crop for people to use.

embossing-folder-6x4-oriental-half-circleThe 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 sneek peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new March releases and all our other Kaisercraft products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 5pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

See you all next Saturday

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

January 2017 Merly Crop, Kit & Layouts.

Hi Everyone,


Thank you all so much, It was another packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and eating some yummy cakes.  We had an amazing day, it was lovely catching up with everyone, I feel so blessed that we have such a lovely friendly bunch of ladies. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the kit.

For the January kit I used the beautiful “Ubud Dreams” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. So below you will see the first layout which I created with the kit which I’ve called: Today.

File 13-01-2017, 17 56 55………and the second layout which I called: Life is better when you’re laughing.

File 13-01-2017, 18 27 33The 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.

jan17-kit-900Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they were yummy and a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

2017-01-21 13.45.312017-01-21 14.36.522017-01-21 13.45.342017-01-21 09.38.12-12017-01-21 09.38.442017-01-21 09.34.03You can find details and dates of our future crops here: http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/crop-dates/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

 

January 21st 2017 – Merly Crop Kit Layout Preview

Happy New Year everyone!!

The 1st Merly Impressions Crop of 2017 is on January 21st, so here are the details and some sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit. The kit will also be available to purchase online the day after the crop for anyone who can not attend the crop. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Ubud Dreams” Kaisercraft collection.

newsletter-ubud-dreamsThe complete collection features pretty florals, mandalas and hypnotic patterns in restful and dreamy shades of blue & green. Also supplied in the kit are coordinating pearls, DMC cotton, Kaisercard, a random selection of Ubud Dreams collectables and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow and create the two layouts.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout, which I’ve called “Life is better when your’re laughing” it uses one coloured photo measuring about 9cm wide x 11cm high.

File 13-01-2017, 18 07 16File 13-01-2017, 18 06 03File 13-01-2017, 18 06 27……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Be Happy” it uses one coloured photo measuring 9cm x 9cm.

File 13-01-2017, 17 58 22File 13-01-2017, 17 59 542017-01-11 10.46.00Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Lagoon” Kaisercraft mini ink pad, other blue or green ink pads would also work – for inking around the edges. A needle for sewing, 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. Tools & Adhesives

I have also used the Martha Stewart punch around the page set Vintage Doily. We will bring this and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments. I have also used the Kaisercraft Decorative Die – Fern Leaf, this will also be supplied at the crop and we will have some to purchase in the shop.

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

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new January releases and all our other Kaisercraft products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of tools.

See you all on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day.

See you all next Saturday

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

November Merly crop kit layouts

Hi,

Many thanks to everyone who attended our November 2016 Merly crop.

It was another packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and eating. We had an amazing day, it was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces as well.  We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the kit – including the bonus layout below.

fullsizerender-2-copy-2For the November kit I used the beautiful “Ooh La La” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts and a bonus layout with the leftover papers and bits and pieces.

So if you have done the two layouts from the kit you will then be left with two spare 12 x 12 papers P2181 Bonjour & P2179 Merci. I cut the Merci paper down to 12 x 12 for the base, then gutted the centre leaving about a 2cm edge all around. I matted my photo onto a piece of the gutted paper and also cut out several small sections. I then took the Bonjour paper and cut it down to 29.5 x 29.5cm and using a craft knife cut around the bird and flower section in the top left hand corner, I then matted this and also the smoke Kaisercard that was gutted from the other layout, onto the base, tucking the card under the cut out bird and flower section in the corner. I then took some of the other left over pieces of paper and cut out various sizes of squares and rectangles. I decided to sew on the white sections to make them a bit more interesting. I added my photo then arranged the various squares and rectangles around it adding in the words cut from P2185 Tres Chic paperLive every precious Moment, love everyday, because before you know it, time slips away” Make sure you add this in order so it reads correctly as you look down the layout. I also added some left over flowers and a little clock cut from the P2178 C’est La Vie paper.

Here are the other two layouts from the kit, the first which  I called: “Who We Have In Our Life”

fullsizerender-2-2The second which I called: “Friends Become Our Chosen Family”

fullsizerender-3-1The 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.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes and sausage rolls for us to snack on they were yummy and a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Here are a few photo’s of the day.

2016-11-19-11-54-412016-11-19-11-52-092016-11-19-11-23-282016-11-19-09-38-212016-11-19-09-33-252016-11-19-09-41-242016-11-19-09-43-06As this was the last crop of the year, we will see you all in 2017.  You can find details and dates of our future crops here: http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/crop-dates/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

 

November 19th 2016 Merly Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

With just a week to go until the November Merly Crop, here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit.

The kit uses papers from the beautiful “Ooh La La” Kaisercraft collection. The complete collection features pastel colours of apricot & duck egg blue with elegant blooms and  sketched imagery in a romantic Parisian style. Also supplied in the kit are coordinating pearls, cotton and Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow and create two of the layouts, there is a bonus third layout in this kit, a photo will be added to the blog and website for this. People attending the crop will have the completed layout to follow.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the first layout, which I’ve called “Who We Have In Our Life” it uses one coloured photo measuring about 11cm wide x about 16cm high, it fits perfectly behind the window cut out, a sepia photo would also work well.

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fullsizerender-7Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Friends Become Our Chosen Family” it uses one coloured photo measuring about 13cm wide x 8cm high, a sepia photo would also work.

fullsizerender-6fullsizerender-4With the left over paper and other bits and pieces from the kit, I decided to create a bonus  layout, which I’ve called “Live every precious Moment” it uses one sepia photo measuring about 9cm wide x 10cm high, a coloured photo would also work.

fullsizerender-2fullsizerender-8Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Tangello” Kaisercraft mini ink pad a brown ink pad would also work – for inking around the edges. A needle for sewing, foam pads, a small pair of scissors, crystal lacquer or similar. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll and crystal lacquer available to purchase in the on site Merly shop. Tools & Adhesives

I have also used the Martha Stewart 3 In 1 Butterfly punch and the stamp set for stamping the arrows on layout 2 – from the Boho Dreams collection. We will bring this and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies 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 the day after the crop. It will contain detailed instructions for you to complete two of the  layouts, and image will be available for the third bonus layout.

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 sneek peeks and details of up and coming events and you can post your finished layouts.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new November releases and all our other new products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of tools.

See you all on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day.

See you all next Saturday

Happy scraping

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

September Merly crop kit layouts.

Hi everyone.

Many, many thanks to everyone who attended our September 2016 Merly crop.

It was another packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and of course cake eating. We had an amazing day, it was lovely catching up with people, some I hadn’t seen since the Merly Retreat back in July, wow that seems so long ago now. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day as much as we did and enjoyed making their layouts from the kit.

For the September kit I decided to use the more male themed “Barber Shoppe” Kaisercraft collection which features vintage timepieces, cars and aeroplanes with a classic, dapper charm.  Included in the kit were detailed instructions and stash to make the layouts that I called: “Handsome”

2016-09-16-15-32-57…………and “Cosplay”

2016-09-16-15-33-32The 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.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they all went down a treat and a big thank you to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Here are a few photo’s of the day.

2016-09-17-09-43-432016-09-17-14-37-252016-09-17-14-38-552016-09-17-14-38-312016-09-17-14-38-152016-09-17-14-39-04

See you all again in November!!

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

 

September 2016 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

With just a week to go until the September Merly Crop, here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit.

The kit uses some of the papers from the lovely “Barber Shoppe” Kaisercraft collection. The complete collection features vintage timepieces, cars and aeroplanes with a classic, dapper charm.  Also supplied in the kit are black rhinestones, a flower stamp, Kaisercard, cotton & detailed instructions with photo’s.

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2016-09-09-17-03-29The first layout, which I’ve called “Handsome” uses one coloured photo measuring 10cmwide x 12cm high. There is some misting on the layout using the  Antique Gold Kaisermist and I have used a gold Kaisercolour Gel glitter pen to add colour to the flowers. The flower stamp used is the SU – “Flower Shop” stamp set, this is from my own personal stash and won’t be included in the kit, however a Kaisercraft Mini flower stamp will be included.

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2016-09-08-13-14-47 The second layout, which I’ve called “Cosplay” uses three coloured photo’s the first measuring 10cm wide x 13.5cm high, the other two measuring 6.5cm x 6.5cm. There are lots of layers on this layout, some stitching and again I have used a pink Kaisercolour Gel Glitter pen to add colour to the flowers.

Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a pale blue/grey and pink ink pads for inking around edges and a black ink pad for stamping. A needle for sewing, foam pads, a small pair of scissors, corner rounder, crystal lacquer or similar. Glitter pens in pink & gold or pens which coordinate with your choice of photo’s.  We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll, glitter pens and crystal lacquer available to purchase in the on site Merly shop. Tools & Adhesives

I have also used the “Grid” Kaisercraft Embossing folder and a Martha Stewart PATP set “Flourish Lace” & Antique Gold Kaisermist, these will all be available to use on the day for our croppers.

We will bring our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies 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 the day 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. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneek peeks and details of up and coming events.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including September’s releases and all our other new products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch.

See you all on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 5pm. The cost for the day & kit is £20.00, payable on the day.

See you all next Saturday

Happy scraping

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

Layouts & Photos from March 2016 Crop

Many thanks to everyone who attended our March 2016 Merly crop.

We had another really fabulous day with lots of crafting, chatting more chatting and eating Paul’s fabulous cakes. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day as much as we did and enjoyed making the double page layout.

For the March kit I decided to use the beautiful “Story Book” Kaisercraft collection and a couple of papers from the older “In the Attic” collection. Included in the kit are instructions and stash to make the layouts that I called:

“Break the Rules”

My idea from the start was to create a double page layout and when put together formed a heart shape that wrapped around the photo’s of (Merley) my daughter, I hope I have achieved that, so here is the left hand layout……

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and right hand layout……

right-layout-1200………..and here is the completed double page layout – I think it worked.

double-layout-1400The 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.

It was another very busy crop and it was good to catch up with everyone. We also had some new ladies attend this month and we hope to see them again soon.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous Lemon & Cherry cakes for us to snack on they all went down a treat.

See you all again in May and we look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Chrissy   xXx

 

March 2016 Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

Just a week to go until the March Merly Crop, so here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit.

The kit uses some of the papers from the lovely “Story Book” Kaisercraft collection. The complete collection features a masculine colour palette and heritage prints to bring a touch of the literary to your scrapbooking. Also supplied in the kit are red rhinestones, Kaisercard and cotton.

This month I have created a double page layout which I’ve called  “Break the Rules” each layout uses 2 (of the same) photo so four in total measuring 8cm wide x 12cm high. You can use four different photo’s if you wish.

Here are the sneak peeks…..

march-kit-1a…….below you can see how the two layouts meet and join up in the middle.

march-kit-2aOther items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a red ink pad for inking round the edges and foam pads (or your choice of item) for layering. 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. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

march-kit-3I have also used the “Fishing Net” Kaisercraft Decorative Die & “Ornate Charm” Decorative Die (above) these will be available to use on the day for our croppers. However for anyone purchasing the kits on-line after the crop these will be pre-cut and will be included in the kit.

We will bring our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies 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 the day after the crop. It will contain detailed instructions for you to complete the double page layout.

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, We will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all on Saturday 19th March 2016 at 10am until 5pm. The cost for the day & kit is £20.00, payable on the day.

Happy scrapping!!

Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

Layouts & Photos from January 2016 Crop

Many thanks to everyone who attended our January 2016 Merly crop.

We had such a fabulous day with lots of crafting, chatting and eating cake. We hope everyone who attended also enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for January was based on the beautiful “Treasured Moments” collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called:

“Time is Precious”
Photo 05-01-2016, 15 45 24And “Times like These”

Photo 05-01-2016, 15 44 47The kit is now available in the Merly Impressions shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

It was another very busy, full crop and it was good to catch up with everyone again for our first crop of the new year. We also had some new ladies attend this month and we hope to see them again soon. We have also taken some photo’s of the day, which you can see below.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous Lemon & Chocolate cakes for us to snack on and a big thank you to Anna-Bella for her lovely Tray bake & fruit loaf, they all went down a treat.

See you all again in March and we look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Many thanks,

Chrissy   xXx

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