Forever Be My Always layout with Romantique

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today sharing my last project for this year featuring the lovely Kaisercraft’s Romantique Collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). On the pictures are my most favourite human beings in the whole world! 🙂

MI-Forever-Always-web-530To assemble my background I used the Parisian pattern paper and pattern papers from  the Paper Pad. I cut two stripes from the 12″ pattern paper, distressed their edges with a piercing tool and Paper Distresser and adhered them to Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape. I added the note-pattern papers in the middle of my background using a Coconut Cardstock stripe to separate both designs. After everything was in place, I added a dimensional pattern using Texture Paste and Waffle 6×6 Designer Stencil and sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold on top. MI-Forever-Always-det- (1)To decorate my pictures I used die cuts from the Paper Pad and the Collectables Pack which I adhered with Mounting Foam Tape. MI-Forever-Always-det- (3) MI-Forever-Always-det- (7)I fussy cut butterflies from the Butterflies acetate sheet and used a die cut quote from the Collectables Pack as well. MI-Forever-Always-det- (5)For the flower cluster I used Paper Blooms – Coconut and Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink. I added two large swirls die cut with Kaisercraft’s Decorative Die Foliage.MI-Forever-Always-det- (2)

For the large quote under my pictures, I used a quote from the Sticker Sheet, which I layered on a slightly larger Coconut Cardstock stripe. Before adhering it to my page I inked its edges using Mini Distress Ink Pad – Antique Linen. MI-Forever-Always-det- (4)As a final touch I added a few black epoxy dots from the Epoxy Stickers – Candy pack. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Have a lovely creative weekend and I’ll see you in 2018!

Emmy xxx

Thanks to You layout with Romantique

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today sharing my second layout for December featuring Kaisercraft’s Romantique Collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). MI-Thanks-to-you-web-530For my background I used RSVP pattern paper, which I altered using Clear Stamp – Diamonds and Black Ink Pad. Once the ink has dried I added a dimensional layer using Texture Paste and Waffle 6×6 Designer Stencil. As a final touch I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Charcoal on top.MI-Thanks-to-you-det- (1)

I distressed the edges of my black and white picture using a piercing tool and Paper Distresser. Then I adhered it on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock. The layers under my picture are made from different pattern papers from the Paper Pad. I rounded the corners and adhered them using Mounting Foam TapeMI-Thanks-to-you-det- (2)I used die cuts from the Paper Pad and the Collectables Pack to embellish my picture. For the flower cluster I used Paper Blooms – Coconut and Paper Blooms – Sage. The large see-through butterflies I cut from the  Butterflies acetate sheetMI-Thanks-to-you-det- (3) MI-Thanks-to-you-det- (4)I added two large swirls die cut with Kaisercraft’s Decorative Die Foliage.

For my title I used a quote from the Symphony pattern paper, which I framed in a gold frame from the Gold Frames foil paperMI-Thanks-to-you-det- (5)As a final touch I added a few black epoxy dots from the Epoxy Stickers – Monochrome pack. MI-Thanks-to-you-det- (6)

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Emmy xxx

I Love You layout with Romantique

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today with my first layout for December featuring Kaisercraft’s Romantique Collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). And though December is all about Christmas, the collection I have the pleasure to work with this month is filled with beautiful butterflies, sentimental quotes and soft pastel colours and have nothing to do with the Holiday Season.MI-I-Love-You-530

For my background I used Kaisercard Ballet Weave Cardstock and Boutique pattern paper. I stamped a pattern along the edge of the cardstock, trimmed the pattern paper and distressed its edges with a piercing tool and Paper Distresser. Then I adhered both layers with Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape.

Once the pattern paper was secured, I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold and White on top. Then I added the pink pattern layer using Ornate Mini Designer Stencil and Mini Ink Pad – Petal PinkMI-I-love-you-det-a (1)

To create the layers under my picture I used pattern papers from the Paper Pad and die cut shapes from the Collectables PackMI-I-love-you-det-a (3)

I added extra pictures using the foil frames from the Gold Frames foil paperMI-I-love-you-det-a (4) MI-I-love-you-det-a (2)

To decorate my page I used various stickers from the Sticker Sheet, fussy cut butterflies from the Butterflies acetate sheet and flowers (Paper Blooms – CoconutPaper Blooms – Fairy Floss and Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut). I die cut the foliage using Decorative Die Mini Foliage. MI-I-love-you-det-a (7) MI-I-love-you-det-a (8)

For the title quote I used a framed saying from the Symphony pattern paper, which I layered on top of a foil frame. MI-I-love-you-det-a (6)

I die cut the word “friend” using Kaisercard Ballet Weave Cardstock and Decorative Die – Treasured Words. As a final touch I added small flowers, Rhinestones – SilverRhinestones – Lippy Red and Epoxy Stickers – Candy.MI-I-love-you-det-a (9)

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Have a wonderful creative week!

Emmy xxx

November Merly Crop & Kit.

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous packed crop with 45 people attending. It was an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting. It was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the September kit.
For the September kit I used the beautiful “Romantique” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: We are never far apart .

File 13-11-2017, 10 53 45………and the second layout which I called: Beauty-Believe-Happiness.

File 17-11-2017, 09 57 12The 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 the 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.

2017-11-18 09.33.482017-11-18 15.22.312017-11-18 15.22.342017-11-18 09.40.562017-11-18 09.35.43You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

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.

home-romantiqueBelow are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “We are never far apart” it uses one black & white photo measuring 8.5cm wide x 10.5cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut birds, flowers and butterflies with a little gauze tucked in and around the embellishments,  there is also a little bit of stitching and punching and I have used crystal lacquer on some of the fussy cut elements. I have also added some misting using product from my own stash.

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File 03-11-2017, 16 31 57File 03-11-2017, 16 24 11File 03-11-2017, 16 34 58Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Petal Pink” & “Island” Kaisercraft mini ink pads for inking around the edges, Crystal Lacquer (or similar) a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) 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 & the crystal lacquer available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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.

2017-09-23 09.37.59Tea, 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.

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.


xXx Chrissy xXx