Name Place Cards.

Hi Everyone,

What am I like, no posts for a while then three come along at once.

Just a short one this time. I always make name place cards for the delegates who come to the Merly crop, they started off a few years ago with just the delegates names wrote on a piece of paper, the delegates seemed to like them and I really enjoyed making them. Love the idea of making something over and over again. Very relaxing.

So here are the November Name Place Cards – not the usual pink and black this time, tried to coordinate them this time with the colours in the crop kit.

15073486_10210343959542807_726851128543295215_nMany thanks,

Chrissy xXx

November Merly Crop.

Hi,

Many thanks to everyone who attended our November 2016 Merly crop.

It was another packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and eating. We had an amazing day, it was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces as well.  We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the kit – including the bonus layout below.

fullsizerender-2-copy-2For the November kit I used the beautiful “Ooh La La” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts and a bonus layout with the leftover papers and bits and pieces.

So if you have done the two layouts from the kit you will then be left with two spare 12 x 12 papers P2181 Bonjour & P2179 Merci. I cut the Merci paper down to 12 x 12 for the base, then gutted the centre leaving about a 2cm edge all around. I matted my photo onto a piece of the gutted paper and also cut out several small sections. I then took the Bonjour paper and cut it down to 29.5 x 29.5cm and using a craft knife cut around the bird and flower section in the top left hand corner, I then matted this and also the smoke Kaisercard that was gutted from the other layout, onto the base, tucking the card under the cut out bird and flower section in the corner. I then took some of the other left over pieces of paper and cut out various sizes of squares and rectangles. I decided to sew on the white sections to make them a bit more interesting. I added my photo then arranged the various squares and rectangles around it adding in the words cut from P2185 Tres Chic paperLive every precious Moment, love everyday, because before you know it, time slips away” Make sure you add this in order so it reads correctly as you look down the layout. I also added some left over flowers and a little clock cut from the P2178 C’est La Vie paper.

Here are the other two layouts from the kit, the first which  I called: “Who We Have In Our Life”

fullsizerender-2-2The second which I called: “Friends Become Our Chosen Family”

fullsizerender-3-1The 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.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes and sausage rolls for us to snack on they were yummy and a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Here are a few photo’s of the day.

2016-11-19-11-54-412016-11-19-09-43-062016-11-19-09-41-242016-11-19-09-33-25As this was the last crop of the year, we will see you all in 2017.  You can find details and dates of our future crops here: http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/crop-dates/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

September Merly Crop.

Hi everyone.

Many, many thanks to everyone who attended our September 2016 Merly crop.

It was another packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and of course cake eating. We had an amazing day, it was lovely catching up with people, some I hadn’t seen since the Merly Retreat back in July, wow that seems so long ago now. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day as much as we did and enjoyed making their layouts from the kit.

For the September kit I decided to use the more male themed “Barber Shoppe” Kaisercraft collection which features vintage timepieces, cars and aeroplanes with a classic, dapper charm.  Included in the kit were detailed instructions and stash to make the layouts that I called: “Handsome”

2016-09-16-15-32-57…………and “Cosplay”

2016-09-16-15-33-32Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they all went down a treat and a big thank you to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Here are a few photo’s of the day.

2016-09-17-09-43-432016-09-17-14-37-252016-09-17-14-39-04See you all again in November!!

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx