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

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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

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

September 21st Merly Crop Layout & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

There is just about a week to go until our September 21st 2019 Merly Crop, 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 Starry Night Kaisercraft collection.

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As well as the papers in the kit there are also four sheets of Kaisercard, DMC thread,  rhinestones, a template 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 “You are my starburst”

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The layout features (as promised, the starburst pattern from my Morning dew layout) lots of beautiful fussy cut poinsettia’s, coordinating stitching around the starburst. I have also stamped and fussy cut some poinsettia from the matching stamp set, the stamp will be available to use at the crop (or if you want to purchase it, it is now online. My photo measures about 12cm x 12cm. There will be a starburst template in each kit.

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

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This layout features lots of beautiful fussy cutting, punching, stitching and layering, there is a lot of height in this layout. My photo measures about 13.5cm wide by about 10.5cm high. The punch will be available to use at the crop along with the Sew Easy Tools.

I will also be bringing some of my latest, Kaisercraft design team creations

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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. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, Martha Stewart petal Edge Punch – , 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 August & September Kaisercraft collections.

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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 &  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 21st September 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 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

January 2019 Merly Crop Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a fabulous and productive day we had yesterday and thank you so very much to everyone who attended our first crop of 2019 – and made the day so very special indeed. What a fun day we had of crafting, chatting, eating cake and catching up with everyone, we also had a few new people, we hope they and everyone else who attended the January crop enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the January kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Blessed” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the crop kit were detailed instructions and stash to make a double page layout and a single page layout.

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Below are photo’s of the layouts I created for the kit. Here is the first double page layout which I called: “Love”  – My double page layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers and foliage, flourish & butterfly die-cuts, stitching and a splattering of pink candy Kaisermist.

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……and here is the second layout which I’ve called: “So Very Thankful” – For this layout I have fussy cut the pretty, bright flowers from a couple of the papers which add lovely pops of colour and I have also cut out and layered up some of the frames, the layout is finished with some hand stitching and a little light misting & some black rhinestones. 

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The 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 January 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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You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in March for the next Merly Crop. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

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September 2018 Merly Crop Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a lovely crop we had yesterday and thank you so much to everyone who attended and made the day so very special. What a fun day we had of crafting, chatting and catching up with everyone, we also had a few new people, we hope they and everyone else who attended enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from September Kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Sparkle” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts.

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Below are photo’s of the two layouts I created for the kit. Here is the first layout which I called: “Leave a little Sparkle wherever you go”  – My layout features beautiful fussy cut poinsettia flowers, some cutting out of the geometric shapes and a little stitching.

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…….and here is the second layout which I’ve called: “Sparkle” – it features beautiful fussy cut rose gold foiled snow flakes, stitching and punched out colour coordinating butterflies.

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The 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 September  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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You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in November for our last crop of the year. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

May 2018 Merly Crop Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a right royal crop we had, thank you so much to everyone who attended and made the day so special. What a fun day we had of crafting, chatting and eating fabulous cakes and a most enjoyable afternoon cream tea. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from May Kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Miss Betty” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts and a third bonus layout that you can complete if you like. Below are photos of all three layouts and some instructions to complete the third layout.

Here is the first layout which I called: Forever Friends.

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………and the second layout which I called: We Remember Moments.

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Here is the third layout and some brief instructions.

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Cut the green Kaisercard down to 12 x 12 to form your base, then gut the centre leaving about a 4cm edge all around. Cut the PP2479 Thread paper down to 28cm wide, then mat this onto your green base edge. Cut the blue/green coloured rulers from P2480 Patterns paper, add these to the left hand side of your layout, in all different lengths. Mat your photo onto some of the gutted green Kaisercard, mat this onto your layout. I have also cut out the green section from P2484 Handcerchief paper, cut in half and mat top and bottom of your photo, also add a blue coloured ruler. for the title I have used wording from one of the info strips. I have stamped flowers on the rest of the green card, fussy cut them and added them to the layout with some die cut flourishes.

The 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 May 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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You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in September at our next crop. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

May 19th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The May 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 this crop as it is on the day of the Royal Wedding and we are going to have a little afternoon Cream Tea!! Detail of this is below. xXx

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Miss Betty” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are DMC cotton, white Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can then 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 “Forever Friends” I have used one coloured photo which measures 11cm wide x 8cm high. The layout features lots of layers, beautiful fussy cut flowers & hexagons some stitching and punching. I have also used some colour coordinating Kaisermists from my own stash.

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “We Remember Moments ” I have used one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11.5cm high. The layout features more beautiful fussy cut flowers & hexagons, there is also a little stitching and I have used colour coordinating mists from my own stash.

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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 “Berry ” 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 a lot of 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 the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart PATP set.

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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.

There is also an optional third layout with the left over paper and card, a photo will be supplied of this.

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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.

Extra Special Treat  As it is the day of the Royal Wedding we thought we would have a small afternoon Cream Tea around 3.30-ish, we will supply the scones, cream & jam & an extra cake or two. Please bring along a nice tea cup & saucer & side plate and optional tiara/head wear.

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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 April & May 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 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 19th May 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 6pm, two extra hours.  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.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

Chrissy

November 18th 2017 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

The November 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 “Romantique” Kaisercraft collection.

Also supplied in the kit are DMC cotton, Kaisercard, rhinestones, gauze and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can then create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

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I have also used the Kaisercraft “Fleur de lis ” Embossing folder, the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and the Martha Stewart PATP set “Eyelet Lace”, these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine.

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 November releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies.

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2017-09-23 09.39.05See you all on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up 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 over on the website.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

xXx Chrissy xXx

September 23rd 2017 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

The September 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 “Rose Avenue” & “Mint Wishes” Kaisercraft collections.

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Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Laugh, Love, Live” it uses one coloured photo measuring 8cm wide x 10.7cm high. The main feature of the layout is the pretty Diecut paper and lots of fussy cut flowers & stitching.

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21743067_10213191870018789_7955699355375933929_n21751459_10213191868298746_3094298965184881151_nOther items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Cherry” & “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 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 the Kaisercraft “Pine Sprig” decorative Die, & “You Make Me smile” die & the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & other 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.

18619975_10212110385822360_1232176313927408820_nAt 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 releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX & Little Birdie goodies.

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.

See you all on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £25.00, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx