January 2019 Merly Crop Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a fabulous and productive day we had yesterday and thank you so very much to everyone who attended our first crop of 2019 – and made the day so very special indeed. What a fun day we had of crafting, chatting, eating cake and catching up with everyone, we also had a few new people, we hope they and everyone else who attended the January crop enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the January kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Blessed” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the crop kit were detailed instructions and stash to make a double page layout and a single page layout.

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Below are photo’s of the layouts I created for the kit. Here is the first double page layout which I called: “Love”  – My double page layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers and foliage, flourish & butterfly die-cuts, stitching and a splattering of pink candy Kaisermist.

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……and here is the second layout which I’ve called: “So Very Thankful” – For this layout I have fussy cut the pretty, bright flowers from a couple of the papers which add lovely pops of colour and I have also cut out and layered up some of the frames, the layout is finished with some hand stitching and a little light misting & some black rhinestones. 

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The 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 our January 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.

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You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in March for the next Merly Crop. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

January 19th 2019 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The 19th January 2019 Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit.

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful Blessed Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters of pink DMC thread, 4 x Kaiser card in black, pink & white, black Rhinestones and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the three layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “So Very Thankful”

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For this layout I have used one coloured photo which measures 9.5cm wide x 12cm high. (A black & white photo would also work). I have fussy cut the pretty, bright pink, orange & green flowers from a couple of the papers which add lovely pops of colour to the layout and I have also cut out and layered up some of the colour coordinating frames from another paper, the layout is finished with some hand stitching along the top and bottom of the layout and in between the frames, there is also a little light misting around the flower bunches & some black rhinestones.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second double page layout which I’ve called “Love” 

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For this double page I have focused on using the black & white papers from the collection with a splash of pink from the card stock,  Kaisermist & stitching. The double page features beautiful fussy cut black & white flowers and foliage. Flourish & butterfly die-cuts, stitching and a splattering of pink candy Kaisermist. I have also embossed some of the pink Kaisercard using the Daisies embossing folder – my two coloured photo’s are matted onto a large cut out card heart which joins the two layouts together. (there will be a template to use at the crop for the heart shape). The photo’s measure 10.5cm wide by 15.5cm high, this includes the white border around them. Black & white photo’s would also work. 

Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a corner punch a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the Berry mini Kaisercraft ink pad for inking around the edges, the Flamingo ink pad would also work. A needle for sewing (if you want to do it) 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.

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, the Daises Embossing Folder, the Decorative die Swirl Flourish a butterfly punch & Candy Kaisermist I will bring these items to the crop for people to use and our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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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 December & January releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX  & Little Birdie goodies.

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day.  You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 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 crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

November 17th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The November 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit.

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Scrap Studio” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters each of yellow & pink DMC thread, 2 x Kaiser card, yellow Rhinestones and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Believe in your dreams” I have used one coloured photo which measures 10cm wide x 11cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut butterflies and flowers in blues, greens and yellows, colour coordinating stitching and die-cut flourishes using the DD705 Swirl Flourish pack. 

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Cherish Moments Forever” This layout features the pinky, peachy colours from the collection – I have fussy cut the beautiful butterflies and flowers and have added coordinating stitching, this is all set off with a black base and strips of black card throughout the layout. I have used one coloured photo measuring 10cm wide x about 12cm high. 

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Saffron” Kaisercraft mini ink pad for inking around the edges, a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) 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. From my own stash I have used some black rhinestones/Pearls.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool and a Martha Stewart Edge punch, I will bring these to the crop for people to use and our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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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 October & November releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX, G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day – and for this crop as we are also celebrating Merly Impressions 9th year this month, we will have an extra little tasty treat for everyone. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 17th November 2018 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £27.00, 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 crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

September 2018 Merly Crop Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a lovely crop we had yesterday and thank you so much to everyone who attended and made the day so very special. What a fun day we had of crafting, chatting and catching up with everyone, we also had a few new people, we hope they and everyone else who attended enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from September Kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Sparkle” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts.

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Below are photo’s of the two layouts I created for the kit. Here is the first layout which I called: “Leave a little Sparkle wherever you go”  – My layout features beautiful fussy cut poinsettia flowers, some cutting out of the geometric shapes and a little stitching.

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…….and here is the second layout which I’ve called: “Sparkle” – it features beautiful fussy cut rose gold foiled snow flakes, stitching and punched out colour coordinating butterflies.

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The 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 our September  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.

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You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in November for our last crop of the year. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

September 15th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The September 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit.

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Sparkle” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are 8 meters of black DMC thread, 2 x black Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” I have used one coloured photo which measures 9cm wide x 11.5cm high. My layout features beautiful fussy cut poinsettia flowers and some fussy cut geometric shapes and some stitching. The butterflies are punched using two sizes of SU punches. For my title I have used the saying ” Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” this is from one of the info strips.

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Beautiful” I have used one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 12cm high. My second layout features beautiful fussy cut rose gold foiled snow flakes, stitching and punched colour coordinating butterflies. I have also added black rhinestones to this layout from my own stash, (these are not included in the kit).

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Petal Pink ” Kaisercraft mini ink pad for inking around the edges, a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) 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. From my own stash I have used some black rhinestones and the title on my second layout also comes from my own stash.

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool and two sizes of SU butterfly punches, I will bring all these to the crop for people to use and our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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 August & September releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX, G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & home made cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 15th September 2018 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £27.00, 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 crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

May 2018 Merly Crop Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a right royal crop we had, thank you so much to everyone who attended and made the day so special. What a fun day we had of crafting, chatting and eating fabulous cakes and a most enjoyable afternoon cream tea. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from May Kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Miss Betty” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts and a third bonus layout that you can complete if you like. Below are photos of all three layouts and some instructions to complete the third layout.

Here is the first layout which I called: Forever Friends.

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………and the second layout which I called: We Remember Moments.

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Here is the third layout and some brief instructions.

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Cut the green Kaisercard down to 12 x 12 to form your base, then gut the centre leaving about a 4cm edge all around. Cut the PP2479 Thread paper down to 28cm wide, then mat this onto your green base edge. Cut the blue/green coloured rulers from P2480 Patterns paper, add these to the left hand side of your layout, in all different lengths. Mat your photo onto some of the gutted green Kaisercard, mat this onto your layout. I have also cut out the green section from P2484 Handcerchief paper, cut in half and mat top and bottom of your photo, also add a blue coloured ruler. for the title I have used wording from one of the info strips. I have stamped flowers on the rest of the green card, fussy cut them and added them to the layout with some die cut flourishes.

The 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 our May 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.

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You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in September at our next crop. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

January 2018 Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was a fabulous first crop in 2018, with 50 people attending. We had an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting and it was lovely catching up with everyone. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the January kit.

File 14-01-2018, 13 00 41For the kit I used the beautiful “Wandering Ivy” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions, templates and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: Reasons to be Happy

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2018-01-11 16.49.30The 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 our first crop of 2018 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.

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Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

January 13th 2018 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

The January 2018 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 “Wandering Ivy” Kaisercraft collection.

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Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Reasons To Be Happy” I have used a black & white photo measuring 13cm wide x 9cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers, leaves and some stitched swirls. (a template will be supplied in the kit for the stitched swirls and a template for the paper flourishes).

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File 03-01-2018, 18 02 40File 03-01-2018, 18 00 12File 03-01-2018, 17 59 27File 03-01-2018, 17 58 50Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Vine” & “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 a lot of 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. A swirl pricking paper template is provided in the kit, but you will need to bring a pricking tool and a mat.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart Vintage Doily edge punch, these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & other punches.

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 December & January releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

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2017-11-18 09.35.43See you all on Saturday 13th January 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really 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 crop over on the website.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

xXx Chrissy xXx