Merly Kit – designed by Chrissy Tingey

Hi Everyone, it has been a while since the last kit – we are working hard on getting things back to a monthly kit routine. We hope to have this in place by June – but for now here are the two layouts I created for this kit.

This layout features lots of beautiful fussy cut flowers and foliage all layered up around my photo, frames, clocks and butterflies tucked in and around the layout, pretty punched borders and stitching finish it off.

Here are some close-ups

You can see more close-ups and extra images over on my Instagram page – the fussy cutter

Here is the second layout, I created a frame as a feature for this layout using that gorgeous pink woodgrain effect paper

This layout also features lots of beautiful fussy cut flowers and foliage, pretty frame borders tucked around my photo, stitching around that gorgeous woodgrain frame in a beautiful pink tone.

Here are some close-ups

Seeing the clusters and layers

Leaves tucked around the flowers

Kit contents: 9 x 12 x 12 papers from “A Beautiful Noise” collection – 1 x paper from “Dream Garden” collection – 1 x white card, 8 meters of pink DMC thread. Detailed Instructions with images
Cost of kit:  £19.95
extras I used: Blue Pearls, pink & white kaiser mists, Boarder punch, Sew Easy tool, Pink ink pad, Green ink pad

To purchase the kit click here

Don’t forget to pop over to my Instagram page where I post all my other work Scrap and Me, 2 Crafty Chipboard – and up sneak peeks for brand new kits and products.

Happy Scrapping,

Chrissy xXx


March 21st 2020 – Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

With just about a week to go until our next crop, here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks and details of the Double Page layout that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used the lovely “Rosabella” Kaisercraft collection.

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In the kit you will get the Rosabella Paper Pack which includes 12 sheets of paper and a bonus sticker sheet, you will also receive 1 skein of DMC thread and some Kaisercard……and the usual detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the Double Page layout that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the Double Page layout which I’ve called Beauty is in the Heart”

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This Double Page layout features flowers and patterns highlighted in vintage inspired natural tones and also features three black & white photo’s all measuring about 9.5cm wide x 14cm high, It also features fussy cut flowers, stitching & some stamping, the lace border stamp will be available to use at the crop – It is from the “Rosabella’ stamp set, we do have a few in stock, or use the sticker sheet enclosed in the kit which has a doily border – you will need to bring your own butterfly stamp.  have also added detail using some black & red Kaisermists, these will be available to use at the crop as well. I have added my own black rhinestones from my own stash to the butterflies. 

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 some fussy cutting on the layout. 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 used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, we will however bring this item to the crop for people to use.

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 February & March Kaisercraft collections and the brand New collections from the beautiful Uniquely Creative including Wise & Free, Urban Garden and the stunning Tropical Dreams

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Extra crop 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 & snacks 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 21st March 2020!!! at 10am (not before, 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 £17.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

May Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous crop with 50 people attending the most we have ever had, 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 May kit.
For the May kit I used the beautiful “High Tea” 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: Tea Time .

File 21-05-2017, 10 37 03………and the second layout which I called: Love.

File 21-05-2017, 10 36 45The 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 were yummy as always, with so many delegates he had to make three this time. Also 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 this 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

May 20th 2017 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

The May 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 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 mostly used papers from the beautiful “High Tea” Kaisercraft collection.

17498628_10154192992675356_3469873055415457929_nThe complete collection features beautifully illustrated roses, teacups and doilies in a soft whitewashed colour palette. Also supplied in the kit are rhinestones, DMC cotton, Kaisercard 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 “Tea Time” it uses three (of the same) coloured photo measuring 6.5 cm wide x 8.5cm high. The layout features fussy cut roses & tea cups on a base of coordinating hexagons.

File 13-05-2017, 17 41 02File 13-05-2017, 17 39 53File 13-05-2017, 17 40 40……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Love” it uses one black & white photo measuring 9cm wide x 12 cm high, the tone of the photo  compliments the grey/pale blue tones of the papers used on this layout.

File 13-05-2017, 17 41 20 File 13-05-2017, 17 41 37File 13-05-2017, 17 41 55Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Berry” & “Island” Kaisercraft mini ink pads for inking around the edges, Crystal Lacquer (or similar) 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.

I have also used a Martha Stewart punch around the page set, Hexagon SU punch, pink/candy Kaisermist, Double Vine Kaisercraft Metal Die & Sew Easy Tool – these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including Big Shot & Dies.

2017-05-13 19.23.15The 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.

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 May releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX & Little Birdie goodies.

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

File 13-05-2017, 12 17 43See you all on Saturday 20thth May 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very 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

Graphic 45, Portrait of a Lady Layout kit

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here with a layout kit (which you can purchase over on the Merly Impressions website) made using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady collection. Included in the kit you will find detailed instructions with photos and stash to create the two layouts below.

2017-03-27 09.13.05-1These G45 papers are absolutely gorgeous, they are perfect if like me you love fussy cutting, here are some close ups, the flowers were mainly cut from cut from the beautiful Victoria paper.

2017-03-27 09.13.20……and the adorable little perfume bottles and cream bottles were cut from the Isabella paper, you will have lots left over, they make ideal embellishments for cards or other projects, layer them up, they look fab.

2017-03-27 09.13.27-2Here is the second layout, mainly using the more gold coloured papers and lots of the pretty ornate frames and the portraits.

portrait-1600……..and here are some close up images.

17457351_10211708963387050_1049813156929333183_nMore of the cute bottles and portraits which were cut from the Portrait of a Lady paper.

17523464_10211708963107043_8584932918296563861_nI also love adding layers to my layouts the frames on the Blanche & Maria papers were perfect for this, just cut them out and tuck them around your photo.

17814258_10211708963347049_2235317054660782269_oThe tiny portraits also add that extra embellishment to your layouts, arrange them in with the bottles and flowers.

I hope you enjoy this Graphic 45 layout kit.

Hugs,

Chrissy xXx

 

March 2017 Merly Crop, Kit & Layouts.

Hi Everyone,
Thank you all so much, It was another fabulous packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and eating some yummy cakes, sorry they didn’t last very long though.  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 March kit.

For the March kit I used the beautiful “Hanami Garden” 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:Life is measured by moments .

life-1600………and the second layout which I called:Dream .

dearm-1600The 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.

layout-kit-march-2017Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they were yummy as always and 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 this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

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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

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.

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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.

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Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx