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 – a £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 ( so that all your visitors can find the gallery below and enjoy all the fabulous layouts being created
  2. each creation entered must be “new” (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 and we will add them and link them through our Photobucket gallery.

Have fun!

Chrissy xxx

August 2014 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, Mix and Match, features versatile neutral colours and bold pops of colour. Mix and Match could be the perfect background for your next layout. We have twelve double-sided 12×12 papers as well as two sticker sheets, two kraft type tags sets and a 12×12 paper pad containing 48 single sided sheets.

mix and match

Our next collection, Outdoor Trail, is dedicated to great outdoors. Featuring images of flora and fauna and a very natural colour palette, Outdoor Trail will bring the adventurer out in anyone. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

outdoor trail

Our third collection, Mistletoe, is this years first Christmas offering. It features bold patterns, bright colours and fabulous Christmas flowers – Mistletoe is a Christmas collection with a modern look blended with traditional festive patterns. The collection includes nine 12×12 double-sided papers, one sticker sheet, one speciality paper, a collectables pack, clear stamps, a Paper Pack, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a 12×12 Paper Pad containing 48 single sided sheets.


We also have new Alpha Stickers, Chipboard Letters, 12×12 Paper Pads, Templates and new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new August 2014 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx