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Introducing Yukiko

Yukiko was asked to join our team because of her beautiful use of flowers and love of fussy cutting. 

Hi, my name is Yukiko Ochi.
I live in Kanagawa, JAPAN with my husband and two girls (2 and 4 years old). I started my scrapbook life just before my second baby was born.
I love scrapbooking and beautiful flowers. I have always been inspired by those stunning patterns. I especially love to use my scissors which really opened my eyes and brought my scrapbooking style to another level. As you can tell from my works, most of them are created with cutout from paper patterns and embellished by flowers in 3-dimension. I hope to share with you more in the coming term, hope you will like them!
Taking this opportunity to thank giving me this great chance to meet and work with this talented team, I am really looking forward to it.
Thank you once again for having me here!
M blog address:
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Here is Yukiko’s very first project for MHC and she doesn’t disappoint! Look at that fussy cutting.
Products: TSC Springtime papers, MHC flowers: Morning Glory, Tiana, Grandma’s Garden – handkerchief & rose leaves.
Welcome Yukiko!

Introducing Gerry

Gerry was chosen to be part of our team because she has a wonderful way of including layers in her layouts and using loads of embellishments.  Her role with Manor House Creations is also to supplement her role on the Design Team The ScrapCake.

My name is Gerry van Gent. I`m a mom of two adorable kids and a wife of a very supportive hubby. We live happily in the Netherlands. I`m a SAHM and I have plenty of time to spend with my kids and of course I have plenty of time for my hobbies…scrapbooking and photography. I got involved with scrapbooking while my first child was born in 2003. I was looking for a different way to display my photos and while surfing Internet I found out about scrapbooking. Needless to say I was immediately addicted and never stopped since then.
What I mostly like about this hobby is that I can show my creativity with paper, to show different ways to use it and I love to be creative and inventive. I love to hand-cut and hand-stitch. My layouts have always dimension and I always do my best to show that through my photos.
I currently design for Webster`s Pages, The Scrap Cake, The Color Room, Once Upon A Sketch and I`m a teacher at Miss Art`s.
I`m so honored to join The Manor House Creations family and to design with their beautiful products! Thank you!
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Isn’t Gerry’s first layout for MHC just gorgeous? Look at all that detail. She has pulled some of the flowers apart to create new layered flowers.

Products: TSC Spring awakening papers, MHC flowers: Birdsong, Fantasty – Magic, The Tropic s- By the pool, Enchanted – Little Princess & rose leaves.

Welcome Gerry!

Introducing Jeni (AKA Joc)

Jeni was chosen to be on the Manor House DT because of her unique style and amazing use of colour.  She certainly has an eye for detail, wouldn’t you agree?


Hi I’m Jeni. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team here at Manor House Creations. The moment I discovered MHC I fell in love. lol. I just adore the vibrant colour and beautiful texture of the gorgeous blooms.
I’m an Aussie with a Canadian dh, so we get to spend time in two beautiful countries. We have twins, a boy and girl who are growing up way too fast for me and my camera, and a dog Buddy.I’ve been a scrapbooker for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I would take photos and write stories about them. I’ve been scrapbooking as we know it today for about 15 years. My style has changed over that time and with so many influences and fabulous products. Today, I have two distinctly different styles Storybook/whimsical style usually in 3d, where I love to extend the photo and create a scene. I also like to create in a Shabby/arty/, sometimes messy kind of style.I been lucky to have had many opportunities in scrapbooking. For the past 5 yrs I’ve been a design team member on the Colour Team for Scrapbook Creations. I’ve authored regular features and three year long series of published articles, “What’s Your Style?”and “Scrapping with the Stars” (astrology and scrapping). More recently, “Reality Bites” (scrapping about real life issues).
I’ve been published in the Australian magazines Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and For Keeps. Internationally in Canadian Scrapbooker, Memory Makers, and Creating Keepsakes. I was also a tutor at the Australian Scrapbooking Convention.
I’m a Midwife and Teacher by professions when I’m not scrapping.
I’d like to say I’m a domestic engineer, but I’m not really all that domesticated…I’d rather be scrapping!
I currently design for: Manor House Creations
Scrapbook Creations Magazine
Once Upon A Sketch
I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to share my creations with you.
Please drop in and say “Hi.”
My Blog:
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Here is Jeni’s very first MHC creation and it shows just how versatile she is and how her style can vary.

Products used: TSC The Bright Side of Life collection, MHC flowers: Magestic – Alissa, Cottage Garden – fragrance, Enchanted – Sweet Dreams, Grandma’s Garden – Antique.

Welcome Jeni!


A little reminder!

Hi everyone!  Don’t forget about the fantastic offer from MHC to get some free flowers. All you have to do is recommend MHC flowers to your loacl craft or scrapbook store, send us your details, and if that store makes their very first order with us, YOU GET FREE FLOWERS!

Offer open to first order stores only.


Spring awakening birthday card – step x step

Linda has made this pretty little card using the TSC Springtime papers. Here, she shows you step x step, how to make it.


Hi Linda here. I have had lots of fun layering these beautiful papers to create interest on this feminine birthday card.


2 pieces of Spring Awakening SA H03 patterned paper 12” x 7”

Cream cardstock

Manorhouse Creations Cottage Garden Bird Song Flower

Manorhouse Creations medium leaves x 3

Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Sponge Dauber

Cream Seam Binding

Memento London Fog Ink

Birthday Sentiment Stamp – mine is from Stamp-It Set sis046

Kaisercraft Pearls

Distressing Tool

Craft Knife

Small fine tipped scissors

Adhesives – double sided tape and foam dots.


Step 1 – Gather together the above mentioned supplies for your card.

Step 2 – Cut 4mm off the long edge of the patterned paper…along the top graph line.

Step 3 – Cut the patterned paper piece so you have the floral accent piece on it, 20cm x 10.5cm.

Step 4 – Cut card base from cream cardstock, score and fold. Ink the edges of card base with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Step 5 – Cut 2 pieces of the blue plaid pattern 10.5cm x 4cm. Ink and distress 3 edges of these pieces and adhere to the sides of the card base.

Step 6 – Trim around the scalloped edge at both ends of the 20cm x 10.5cm piece and distress the scalloped edges.

Step 7 – Using your craft knife trim out the inverted scallop centre of the floral motif and mark the top of this piece with pencil. (To help when stamping sentiment later).

Step 8 – Fussy cut the top layer of the flower arrangement.

Step 9 – Add foam dots to back of scallop edge layer and adhere to card base.

Step 10 – Add foam dots to fussy cut piece and adhere to card base. Lift up the leaves for added dimension.

Step 11 – Stamp the sentiment on the inverted scallop circle piece. Ink the edges of the sentiment piece and adhere to the centre of the floral motif with foam dots.


Step 12 – Adhere 3 leaves, a messy seam binding bow and a Cottage Garden Bird Song Flower.

Step 13 – Add a row of pearls below your sentiment and a cluster of pearls to the top right of your card.

 Step 14 – Pop your finished card in a DL size envelope and send off to a dear friend to make their day.


Introducing Delaina

Delaina was asked to be part of the team not only because of her talent with design, her skill with fussy cutting and attention to detail, but also because she teaches techniques and step x step projects by video. We hope to show you one very soon – stay tuned.

My name is Delaina Burns. I love all things crafty and have as long as I can remember. I make draperies and bedding from home, part time, and scrap my nights, and weekends away. I live in a small town in Alabama with my husband of 27 years. I have 2 children, both of which are pretty grown up and preparing to leave the nest soon. I have a new kind of life approaching, so for therapy, I plan to play with gorgeous flowers, beautiful patterned papers, buttons and trims of all kinds. I have been scrapbooking for 5 years and have been fortunate enough to be on many different design teams and had several magazine and ezine publications. I adore teaching and turning others on to this craft that brings me so much pleasure. I feel blessed and excited to be included on this fantastic team.

My blog:

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Feast your eyes on Delaina’s very first MHC layout. The outlining, the stitching, and yes, there’s that fussy-cutting she is so clever at.

Products used: TSC Spring Awakening collection. MHC flowers: Tiana-white, The Tropics – Dusk & By the pool, Ballroom – Waltz.

Welcome Delaina!

Introducing Melinda

Melinda was chosen because of her bold use of flowers and style. She is very clever at using flowers on her ‘boyish’ pages.

Hi my name is Melinda Thompson.  I am married to a wonderful husband Brad of 11 years and we have two adorable boys, Riley 4 years, Finlay 2.5 years who are my constant source of inspiration.  We live in Emerald in Central Queensland and just love the quiet country life.

I started scrapping around the time that Riley was born but only really became ‘serious’ about 2 years ago.  Now I am hooked!! Scrapbooking to me is a wonderful combination of creative release and a way of recording our family’s memories.  I love to scrap and journal about the little & insignificant details of my boy’s life.  I do something scrap related nearly everyday, if I’m not scrapping I am thinking about it, browsing through magazines, online galleries and blogs or simply taking photos of my little boys.

My style is always evolving, not sure if I have a style as I love to experiment with new techniques, so it often depends on what I am scrapping or the challenge.  Even though I have two boys, I am not afraid to use flowers on my layouts.  But I do love to use any distressing technique, layering, stitching and non scrapping embellishments on my LO’s.

I have had a number of LO’s published with Scrapbooking Memories and have quite a few waiting to be published. I am currently on the Design Team for Colour Combos Galore, Purple Pumpkin and the Creative Team for Stuck Sketches?!

I am very honoured to be part of this Design Team and I look forward to sharing my work with you soon.

My Blog:

Products used: The Tropics – Seaside, Ballroom -Waltz, Magestic – Gemma.

Welcome Melinda!

Introducing Morag

Morag was chosen to join the Manor House team because of her style and amazing work with flowers and Off-the-page projects. Just wait till you see one of her cakes!


I have been hooked on scrapbooking after completing my first page 6 years ago. I have been encouraging other scrappers and card makers ever since. I live in the UK with my lovely (and patient) family who are the main focus of my pages although I adore making off the page projects including mini-books, home decor and just about anything!

My style varies depending on the requirements of the project, but generally the more layers and detail, the better! I believe that one of the most important aspects for serving on a design team is inspiring people to try out products or techniques. I hope that I will provide you with inspiration so that you’ll try out projects at home!


Here is Morags very first layout for Manor House Creations showing us her new home which she only moved into very recently.

Products used: TSC ‘The Bright Side of Life’ collection, MHC flowers – Cottage Garden ‘Fragrance’, Ballroom ‘Waltz’, Tiana white & rose leaves.

Welcome Morag!

Who wants some freebies?


Yep, that’s right….all you have to do is get your store to make an order, email us telling us which store you requested our flowers at  & we will send 6 extra packs for you to collect next time you order from, or visit, that store.

This offer is open to anyone in Australia and our international customers as well.

(please note: this offer is open to stores that make their first order from 13/09/11, not to existing customers).


How good a sales person are you?


Introducing Joanne (AKA Jo)

Joanne was chosen to be on the Design Team because of her bold designs, often using white backgrounds and gorgeous use of lots of  flowers.

Joanne Bain

My name is Joanne but my friends call me Jo. I am a very proud mother of 2 (the best kids in the world I am slightly bias) and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for the last 17 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my scrapbooking. We live in sunny Queensland on the northern side of Brisbane along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for at least 11 years and I would say I am slightly addicted to this craft…lol. I have also tried my hand at digital designing and scrapbooking but I missed the touch and feel of paper so I am now back to paper scrapping again and I might say LOVING IT!!!

My blog address -

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Take a look at Joanne’s first ever layout made for Manor House Creations.


 Products used: The ScrapCake ‘Spring Awakening’ range, Ballroom – Waltz, The Tropics – Dusk, Tiana – white.

Welcome Joanne!


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