Layouts & Photos from January Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who made our January crop so much fun. We hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did.

The kit for January was based on the Forget-Me-Not collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make two layouts that we called “Friends” and “Cherish” although some scrappers came up with their own interpretations of the layouts.

It was great to see so many friends and a few new scrappers as well. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well – the new collections seemed very popular (especially Secret Admirer) as were the Sew Easy tools.

We hope to see you all again for our next crop on the 16th of March 2013.

Below are some pictures taken today (click the image once to open it and click it again to close it). The chocolate cake went down very well – so well that we only managed to get a picture of the last slice or two.

Chrissy   xxx

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January Crop – Layout Preview

The first Merly Impressions crop of 2013 is nearly upon us so we thought we would let everyone know about the kit our croppers will be using on Saturday 26th January 2013.

The kit uses the Kaisercraft collection called Forget-Me-Not which features quirky honey bees and honeycomb patterns with fabulous shades of navy blue and mustard. The crop kit includes a total of six sheets of printed paper, the 12×12 Sticker Sheet, two sheets of Kaisercard cardstock, white Pearl and some cotton.

The theme for the layouts is family & friends, the layouts are called ‘Friends’ & ‘Cherish’ but you can adapt your layouts and titles to suit your own photos.

The first layout which I have called ‘Friends’ uses one photo measuring 15cm wide by about 9cm inches high. I have used a sepia-toned photo but you could also use a black & white photo. The colours in this layout are mainly mustard and navy blue.

The second layout which I have called ‘Cherish’ uses one photo measuring about 14cm wide by 9cm high. I have used a sepia-toned photo again, the colours in this layout are mainly mustard, beige, cream and olive green.

You are obviously free to alter the title (and therefore the theme) of the layouts and you can also add journaling. I have also used a punch set and the Sew Easy tool which will be available to use on the day. We will also bring our usual supply of tools (the Cricut Expression machine, Grand Calibur and Big Shot) to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments. Other items used on the layouts which you need to bring are a sewing needle if you want to do the sewing, Crystal Lacquer, a journal pen and Blue ink pad for inking round the edges. We will also have ink pads and Crystal Lacquer available to purchase on the day if you don’t have them. You will also need to bring a small pair of scissors because there is a LOT of fussy cutting out on both of the layouts. 😛 😛 😛

We will post full images and close-ups of the layouts after the November crop.

The kit will cost £10 on the day but is entirely optional and your seat is £5.00. 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 Shop and a selection of cakes, choccies and biscuits, tea’s & coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all very soon.
Chrissy & Paul xXx