Layouts & Photos from November Crop

Many thanks to the scrappers who attended our Christmas themed November crop. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the kit.

The kit for November was based on the festive St. Nicholas collection from Kaisercraft and included instructions and stash to make one layout (called “Christmas Magic”) and, in a break from tradition, a beyond-the-page Days ‘Til Christmas.

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Christmas Magic layout

We had a few requests about what products were used on the Days ‘Til Christmas project. We used:

We also used:

It was a very well attended crop with a good mix of familiar faces together with some new scrappers as well. We hope everyone enjoyed the Merly Impressions shop as well – the new Petaloo Botanical Blooms and the ScrapFX chipboard shapes and wordlets seemed especially popular.

We hope to see you again for our next crop in January.

Many thanks thanks to Paul for making the Christmassy Chocolate cake and the sausage rolls – along with the biscuits and sweeties, they went down very well.

Below are some pictures taken today (click the image once to open it and click it again to close it).

Chrissy   xxx

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November 2013 Crop – Preview

Hi everyone,

The November Merly Crop is nearly upon us, so here are the sneak peeks of what we will be making. This month we are having a Christmas themed kit, we have one layout and the Beyond-the-Page “Days Till Christmas”.

The kit uses the gorgeous Kaisercraft St. Nicolas collection with traditional Christmas colours of rich red, deep green and cream plus beautiful Christmas images including Santa Claus himself.

The title for the layout is “Christmas Magic” but you can adapt your layout and title to suit your own photo. The photo size is 10cm x 10cm. I have used a coloured photo but a black & white or sepia photo would also work. The main colours are red & dark green.

Christmas Magic details

There is no photo needed for the Days Till Christmas (although you are, of course, free to add one if you wish).

Days Til Christmas detail

Other items used on the layout & BTP which you will need to bring are a gold journal pen (if you don’t have a gold pen a black or sepia one would also work), a pokey tool & a glue stick (for the BTP) or double sided tape. You will also need foam pads, a file & Crystal Lacquer or glossy accents. We will have double sided tape, a file set and crystal lacquer in the shop to purchase on the day. You will also need to bring a small pair of scissors because there is a lot of fussy cutting out on the layout & BTP item 😛

We will bring our usual supply of tools (the Cricut Expression machine, Grand Calibur, Big Shot, etc) to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments.

We will post full images and close-ups of the layout & BTP Days Till Christmas after the crop.

The kit will cost £22.00 on the day 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 Impressions Shop and Merley will be making cakes, sausage rolls and mince pies. There will also be biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee on the day. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all very soon.

Chrissy & Paul xXx