Scrap and Me layouts – by Chrissy

Hi Everyone, here are some of my layouts I’ve created using collections from Scrap and Me. I have used the gorgeous Rosy Days collection for these first two layouts, they feature lots of beautiful fussy cutting, layering and stitching.

…….and the second layout

This next layout I created using the stunning Meadow Impressions collection, the colours are beautiful, purples and lilac.

Here is a close up of the fussy cutting

I have just completed this layout using the gorgeous Sapphire Days collection, this layout features a stitched circle frame, with the fussy cut flower clusters around the edge.

…….and a little close up

You can find lots more close-ups of all these layouts and all the fussy cutting and layering over on my Instagram page The fussy cutter

I will have more layouts using these gorgeous collections to show you over the coming months.

Happy Scrapping,


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

Lilac Whispers Scrapbook Layout

Good morning all

Today it absolute pleasure to bring you this layout using the, oh so pretty, Lilac Whispers collection. Despite its name of Lilac Whispers, all those that have seen it have agreed it is a subtle collection of mint and aquas with a hint of Lilac, so if you don’t like Lilac (as I don’t) please don’t let its name deter you from buying it! Lol

imageTo make this layout, first I took a sheet of Elephant Ears grey Kaisercard for the background and gutted the reverse to save for later. I then took the sheet of Illusion paper from the pack and cut it in half, after trimming one inch from two sides. I then reversed one side and joined it to the front side and adhered it to the card. I used a 12″ sticker from the sticker sheet to cover the join.

imageI then took a retired butterfly stamp set, (very similar to this one here) and added some random stamping on the background.

I then took pieces of the Mauve paper and the reverse side of the Jade paper and added the first layer using Mounting Foam tape. I also added a further layer using the front side of the Jade paper.

I then mounted the photograph on to the gutted piece of Elephant Ears Kaisercard and mounted that using the mounting tape too.

I then took a large section of the floral cluster from the sticker sheet and mounted it on foam pads for extra dimension. I also tucked several leaves for the collectables pack under the floral cluster and also a small piece of punched trim from the Illusion paper beneath the photo together with another collectable from the pack.

imageI then used a collectable clock face (cut in two) to poke out from behind the photo layers and I addd three butterflies and the title from the collectables pack.

imageFinally I added the mounted expression and a flourish of Rhinestones and some individual rhinestones to give the flowers a little sparkle.

imageThis super pretty collection is a must to add to any stash..I do hope you like what you see.




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