Hello and Goodbye

Hello everyone.

First I want to thank you all for coming back here and being with us, I have to say I had such an amazing time in this Design Team and it was a real honour to work with Kaisercraft products. Unfortunately I have to leave, it has been fantastic year for me.

Here’s my last inspiration for you: using elements from the lovely Cherry Blossom collection. Kaiser paints, & Blooms.


Not so messy this time!

Here’s some closer looks:

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Again it has been a real pleasure.

enjoy the day



It’s a Boy Thing

Hello .

I hope you all nice and well, today I’m coming back with another inspiration using beautiful Off the Wall Collection.


All of the papers are mainly blue, which is one of my favourites colours. This collection is perfect wherever you have a small or a big boy at home ūüôā



I have tried to make my work tidy, that was my purpose, but you all know me, I just couldn’t resist by not putting paint all over it ūüôā

have a nice day


Inspiration from Sandra

Hello everyone.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.

I had such a fantastic week off in Manchester, and I must say I have really enjoyed that. I even forgot to schedule my posts (thanks to Chrissy for swapping me over).

So here’s my first inspiration using the¬†Off the Wall Collection.


I absolutely loved the Superstar die cut paper which is black on one side and white on the other. I have gone for the white side and just used it as my background.




Hope you have enjoyed your visit today, see you later


Christmas Mini Album

Hello again,

Sandra here with a last Christmas project for this month, but that doesn’t mean I won’t bring any next month ;d

Using the North Pole collection I’ve decided to prepare myself an album for my Christmas photos. I’ve made the cover and a couple of pages inside – I cannot wait to fill them with my son’s photos!


Here’s my cover (the album will probably be about me and my son).


I must say I never actually prepared an album without photos, it’s kind of empty for me now and a new thing as well, but I guess once I add¬†the photos it will look good?




Are you ready for Christmas? ¬†I’m not sure if I am yet; I guess I should buy some presents, always leaving them till last minute! ūüėÄ

Enjoy your day


Christmas Cards from Sandra – Part 2

Hello everyone.

Sandra here again with some more Christmas cards.

The North Pole Collectables pack and a¬†6×6 paper pad is just perfect for¬†creating some simple cards.

I had so much fun and I just HAD TO make them!

I hope you will like them as much as I do!









I hope some of the cards will give you inspiration to try to make your own for this Christmas. Mine are not perfect but at last they have my own heart in them, and that’s what really matters during Christmas, right?

Enjoy the day!


Challenge Inspiration from Sandra

Good Morning.

Sandra here today with North Pole collection and some inspiration for our current sketch challenge.

Here’s my work:


I must say Kaisercraft does bring more and more fabulous collections!

Here are some closer looks:

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The photos were taken when my son played a piano for the first time. I must say he was as excited as me watching him!

And here’s the sketch:


I cannot wait to see your entries for our November Challenge.

We hope you will inspire us!



Christmas Cards from Sandra


Sandra here with some simple handmade cards for Christmas. I hope you will like them.

Lets start with the first one:


I tried to keep it simple; for this one I have cut out two triangles out of the¬†Mistletoe 6×6 paper pad.¬†I used white cardstock for my base, added a little bit of mists as my background plus a beautiful Mistletoe Christmas Stamp.


My second one is also based on the Mistletoe 6×6 Paper pad.


and the third one, again with the stamp set from Mistletoe Collection.

I hope this has shown you how simple they can be made at home!

Have a lovely day.



Merly Impressions October 2014 Challenge

Hi everybody! It’s a new month and we are to challenge you once more!

This month we are offering you a sketch challenge drawn by Sandra. You can flip or rotate the sketch and your layout can be on any subject but we must be able to recognise that your layout was based on the sketch drawn by Sandra.

The final date for entries is the 2nd of November 2014.

Sandra has created a layout to provide a little inspiration:

Hello everyone, Sandra here today with the sketch challenge!

I absolutely love sketches, do you?

Here’s one I designed for this month, I hope you will join in!


I’m not a fan of Christmas papers before Christmas actually arrives, but I had so much fun with Mistletoe Collection, it’s so bright, and no! I haven’t used it for Christmas stuff, but just for normal work!

My layout:


and a closer look:

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I cannot wait to see your interpretation of the sketch.

Feel Free to make it the way you want!

Hugs!   xoxo

Please add your creation to the gallery below before the challenge closes at 1:00pm on 2rd November 2014. We will then choose our favourite layout to win a fantastic prize Рa £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the Merly Impressions online store. Wow!

We do hope that you have fun with our challenge and that we bring some inspiration your way. Every month I love to look through all your gorgeous entries but please make sure you follow the challenge rules as we are sad to have on occasion to remove some entries as they didn’t follow those rules. You can find a full list of the Challenge rules on the¬†Monthly Challenge page¬†but we would like to politely remind readers that:

  1. anyone who puts their entry on their own blog must link back to this post (http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/project-portfolio/scrapbooking/merly-impressions-october-2014-challenge/) so that all your visitors can find the gallery below and enjoy all the fabulous layouts being created
  2. each creation entered must be ‚Äúnew‚ÄĚ (not previously entered into a Merly Impressions or any other challenge)

It can be difficult for us to view any of your entries linked through Facebook therefore we are kindly asking you if you could please post your photos on the Merly Impressions page as this should make it easier for us all to admire your work. You can also email your entries directly to us at info@merlyimpressions.co.uk and we will add them and link them through our Photobucket gallery.

Have fun!

Chrissy xxx



Sandra here with another inspiring Layout. Again I have worked with the Kaisercraft Mix and Match collection all month and, as you already know, I totally love it, so my last layout will be about my love!


I have used one of my favourite photos, I think It was an evening down at the seaside with my love!


As always, I had to put some paints onto my work , otherwise it would be too empty for me!

Make sure you check out the Merly Impressions store for some great deals and of course for wonderful collections.

Have a good day!

Sandra    xoxo