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Layout by Cathy Cafun – CSI 139

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Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout inspired by this week’s case file at Color Stories Inspiration, using gorgeous flowers from Manor House.

CSI 139 - This is Bliss rs



Love the denim rosettes.  They come in light, dark and floral as well as mixed packs.  Here I altered the light denim rosette by lightly swiping with gesso and adding a brad to the centre.

CSI 139 closie 1 rs

The country roses are the pefect filler when creating flower clusters.  I have swiped the roses with a little gesso to tie in with my mixed media background. 

CSI 139 closie 2 rs

I needed a slightly smaller flower for my top cluster, so I pulled off the bottom layer from one of the oh so pretty flowers, then folded the bottom layer over and tucked it under my photo.

CSI 139 closie 3 rs

Manor House Creations product:  Country Roses – lemon, Oh So Pretty – blue mix, Denim Rosettes – light, Mayglo – green

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Spring is blooming!

Hi everyone – Sonia here with a bit of Springtime creating! I love this time of the year as the flowers start to bloom and the butterflies emerge, not to mention the sun starts to heat up a bit! The new Country Estate is a fabulous range to help get in the Spring mood and I used the gorgeous ‘New Day’ paper as the base for my layout – how beautiful are the images?!!

Country Estate - New dayI added some Misting Spray in Lime Wedge to highlight the green tones in the paper:

SONY DSCProducts used: Paper – Country Estate ‘New Day‘. Flowers – Mia in Green, Glitz in Lemon and Country Roses in White

The printed paper underneath the photo is the reverse side of the New Day paper – it’s wonderful when both sides of the paper are as gorgeous as each other!


The Glitz flower was slightly too big for my cluster so I removed the outer layer of petals to create a flower that fitted in perfectly.



SONY DSCHopefully the warm weather will get you outside for lots more photo opportunities to scrap!

Sonia x

Anything is Possible – Layout by Cathy Cafun

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Hi Everyone,

As some of you may know, I am on the Design Team for Colour Stories Inspiration (CSI).  This week’s Color Stories Inspiration Challenge 137 was such a pretty colour palette, I just couldn’t resist adding some Manor House flowers to my layout.  Here is my interpretation of the challenge.

Anything is Possible

MHC Anything is Possible - CSI rs

CSI 137

I have used one of the Colourwash Doubleups in soft pink as the base for my flower cluster, then layered with some yellow Sunflowers and white Minuettes from the pink mix pack.  The sunflowers were altered by pulling out the stamens and replacing with crochet doiles and a brad.  I also added a crochet doily to the double up flower which I pulled apart using the larger flower and keeping the centre flower for another project.

Manor House Product:  Colourwash Doubleups – soft pink, Sunflowers – yellow, Minuettes – pink mix pack

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Happiness is catching – Sonia Thomason

I love it when you look at photos and you can’t help but smile or laugh! I find photos of children are often like that, pure joy on their faces as they enjoy the wonders of life. This photo of Isabella is one of my favourites – the camera has caught her at a moment of pure happiness and it sure is catching!
The gorgeous background on the Thoughts Wandering ‘Beautiful’ paper provides a perfect backdrop to your photos with it’s neutral tones:
THW - Beauitful_smI have used some mists over the page just to highlight the soft blue around the paper and in the flowers and a splash of beetroot colour to pick up the pop of colour from the Country Rose:


Products used: Papers – Thoughts Wandering ‘Beautiful’ and Country Estate ‘Elements‘. Flowers – Denim Rosettes Light Mix, Country Blues Denim, Country Estate Mix, Country Roses in Beetroot and Azure Blue and a Vine. Embellishments – Felt Doilies in Cream, Beautiful You chipboard Words (Laugh) and Cotton Tag

I adore the font used in the chipboard word – so elegant!


The Beetroot of the Country Rose just adds that little pop of colour that the page needs


The Felt Doilies are perfect for adding texture and movement to your page:


As you can see I’ve mixed and matched the flowers from different collections but the blues go together perfectly and the Beetroot adds in some colour that helps the page come together.




Happy scrapping :)

Sonia x

Mixed Media layout – Cherish

Hello everyone. Tiffany here. I have a layout to share with you.


I used lots of different mediums to create this layout. I love brown tones as you can see here. I love to use sprays and paints to color the flowers to match my projects.




Thank you for stopping by.

Manor House Creations products

Idylic white, Country roses.

Beautiful You Inspiration from Melinda Thompson

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Hello to you all :)

I have recently completed a project using the very gorgeous “Beautiful You” paper collection as well as lots of stunning blooms! This paper range begs to be fussy cut so I cut out some of the flowers in the paper and arranged them on my layout. I used plain white cardstock for the base…which is so unlike me…but these colours look amazing and so crisp against a white background.

“Time Flies”

Melinda Thompson - August 2014


Some closes ups… the hot pinks and bright yellows together.  I have mixed a matched flowers from new and past releases, the different sizes and styles look amazing together.  I have also used a Felt Doiley in Hot Pink and a lace flower (Lullaby) to add layers behind my photo.


Melinda Thompson - August 2014-4


Love these chipboard frames.  I have altered them by priming with Gesso first then adding some Shimmerz Inklingz in Pink a Boo and then while it was still wet I sprinkled it with some Shimmerz Enamalz in Gold Digger…its so sparkly.. :) Then for added interest I added on some cute little chipboard hearts up the side.


Melinda Thompson - August 2014-2


Melinda Thompson - August 2014-1


Melinda Thompson - August 2014-5

 Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you feel inspired by my creation.



illustration_Vintage Roses PMS 4625 C



Beautiful You paper collection
Vinettes – White
Wood Elements – Love Frame
Felt Doiley – Pink
Country Roses – Ivory
Country Roses – Lemon
Country Roses – Pink
Fairy Floss – Soft Pink
Razzles – Hot Pink
Lullaby – White

Country Estate Collection – Your Sweet Smile

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Hi everyone, Cathy here, sharing a LO created using the beautiful Country Estate collection.  This paper collection has a matching sheet of diecuts, and also has a range of gorgeous flowers and chipboard pack to tie in with the papers.


To create this LO I used both sides of the New Day pp and punched some strips of the green side of the Birdsong pp, then layered them to create my background.

MH - Country Estate - Sweet Smile rs

I have framed the photograph with a mix of flowers combined with the black rosette ornate frame which I cut up and tucked in amongst the flowers.

sweet smile closie 1 rs

The midnight frilly roses were altered by pulling out the centre bud and replacing with a fabric brad.

 sweet smile closie 4 rs

Love the Ornate Frames.  Here I have used the roses frame which I have cut into smaller pieces. I have kept the label frame section which can be used by tucking under some pp to cover the cut edges.

sweet smile closie 2 rs

sweet smile closie 3 rs

Manor House Product:

Country Estate papers:  Birdsong, New Day, 12×12 Elements Sheet,

Flowers:  Country Estate – red, Frilly Roses -midnight, Belle floral, teeny weenies, Leaves – light green small

Embellishments: Beautiful You chipboard pack, Ornate Frames – rosette black

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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