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A Layout from Gerry

Hi  friends!

Gerry`s here with my latest layout using gorgeous new flowers and using the newest collection from The Scrap Cake – the beautiful “Cozy Xmas”.

Flowers used:

  • Fairy floss – Soft pink
  • Marguerite – floral
  • Frosted wild rose (N.B. I used only the branch with leaves!)
  • Beautiful – rose red

I decorated the Fairy Floss flowers by adding pearls.

I also added puffy paint to one of the leaves to match the puffy paint I added to the tiny cones.

And a few more close-ups….

I did some stamping, masking and I used rub-ons to decorate this corner….

I used mini bells and embroidery thread to make this mini “Xmas tree”.

Hope you enjoyed my layout today!

step x step layout with Mahlin

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Hello everyone!

This is Mahlin coming to you from a dark and coldSweden..Australia has summer and we up north is getting used to winter, but no snow yet.

I will show you a page with an idea of how to use your beautiful Manor House flowers in another way than the usual..

So this is the page  I´ll be showing you…

Manorhouse Creations Materials Used:

MHC Marguerite – colourfuls, MHC Romance – Devoted

Materials Other: 2 smaller photos, white cardstock, Shimmerz Coloringz- Lime in da coconut and Mandarin mai tai, Distress stains – Broken China, October Afternoon sprinkers, American Crafts  thickers fantastic and flat, gesso,  corrugated paper.

Step 1 –  Start off with taking one of your colourful flowers apart. It´s a bit tricky because they are wellmade with lots of glue, but with some patience, you´ll get there.

Deconstruct the whole flower..

Step 2 – You´ll get two strips of pretty fabric, adhere them to your cardstock, horizontal. I used my sewing machine to really get them fastened .

Step 3 – Then add photos, I used two smaller photos but this is, of course, up to you and what works for your creativity,  also adding a torn strip of corrugated paper. I used my sewing machine here aswell.

Step 4 – I like working with different fonts and sizes. I used four different fonts. One smaller in plain white to contrast the craft and pick up the white from the background.  A printed thicker, I think the little dots connect with the mist I will add later. And then the fun old vintage one. I choose a green questionmark to pick up the green colour in the flowers.

Step 5 – Time to add the flowers. I placed four flowers, 2 printed and 2 white in a cluster next to my photos.

Step 6 – This step is where my style really steps in. I love paint, mist and being a bit messy. So I splashed some mist. The  four colours where carefully picked to match the fabric in the Marguerite flowers.

Step 7 –  I can´t help but adding some gesso here and there. Gesso is great to tone down the mist if you think it´s to bright . Also adding some on your flowers will bring the whole design together.

Step 8 – Last  but not least.. You haven´t used  all the parts of the deconstructed flower yet.  The flowercenter is a great embellishment. I put the white stems in the cluster of flowers to add some balance and direction to my cluster. The bling parts, I took a needle and made 5 random holes in my cardstock and just stuck the pearls in each hole, adhering on the back.

This is really fun and easy and I hope you enjoy!

Seaside Inspiration

Mini albums are a great way to store memories without being overwhelming.  I created my mini book from scratch just using some chipboard, 12×12 cardstcok and the gorgeous Summer at the Seaside collection from Scrapcake.

I do like a little texture on my pages, so I teamed up the lovely Tropics by the Pool flowers with some leaves and shells.   I inked the background over a compass mask. The lighthouse was cut out of  Calm Sea  paper which is inked at the edges. Finally, I topped it all off with lots of glitter.

To keep the album simple, I trimmed my cardstock to 12″x6″  before folding over at 4″ to make the pages 8″x6″. The extra fold was then made into pockets and flaps.

The flaps add a fun twist to the book.  I adorned this page with the tiny bathing costumes on a washing line (well who can resist)?
All the pages are decorated simply with the flowers doing all the work.

I added some white paste (snow writer) and glitter for extra sparkle to these gorgeous Tropics flowers (Whitsunday).

So the next time you have an occasion to scrap, why not try making a mini-album of your own?

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x

A wheelbarrow full of beauty

Just when we think the fabulous DT have totally outdone themselves, and can’t do any better, they surprise us yet again. Todays wonderful creation is from Rae Cooper.

Isnt this just the prettiest thing you have ever seen? It would make a perfect centrepiece in your home, or, if you can bear to part with it; the perfect gift for someone special.

Rae has chosen a perfectly coordinated selection of flowers from our Summer 2011 release. And Im sure you will agree, it is a masterpiece.

Look at all the beautiful details.

Products used: MHC flowers, frosted wild rose, Country lane-charm, Fantasy moonlight-purple, Wishes-serenity, Wishes-hope, WV-Kyeesha, WV-Taniesha, MHC leaves, Cutie pies-violet, and Christmas-angelic.


A personal note

Due to the death of a close family member this week, we would ask that you please understand that the family is going through a difficult time right now and as a result, the business will be closed for a period of one week.  The blog should run fairly normally during this time and orders will be accepted, however there will be a delay in shipping orders.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this trying time.

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Step x step layout with Joanne

Hi Everyone!!!!
Joanne here with you today. Well it is just about full on summer here in Australia and because of that reason I thought I would do a super bright fun page using the gorgeous “Summer At The Seaside” collection by The Scrapcake, adding some beautiful Manorhouse flowers to the mix and you will have an explosion of colour on your page.
So this is the page you will be creating.


Manorhouse Creations Materials Used: MHC Cottage Garden – morning glory, MHC The Islands – Sunset, MHC The Tropics – Islander, MHC Tiana – White, The Scrapcake Summer At The Seaside – Travel Notes, Summer Treasures, Colourful Slippers & Summer At The Seaside patterned papers.
Materials Other: 6×4 photo, red, blue & white cardstock, Kaisercraft acetate frame, Dusty Attic Chipboard Flourish, ribbon, Spellbinders Dies – eyelet circles, parisian accents & wonderful wings, Tattered Angels Glimmermist – Trunk Bay & Key Lime Pie.
PREPARATION – Paper – TRAVEL NOTES – We will be using the yellow side of this paper. Punch 1 x 30cm border strip and a 1 x 10cm border strip and set aside.
Paper – SUMMER AT THE SEASIDE – Cut a 28cm x 7cm piece from the light blue (sky). From the dark blue (water) Diecut or similar a 1 x 12cm circle element and remove the middle circle with a craft knife to create a frame. Diecut or similar 1 x 8cm circle element leaving this one whole. Also from the dark blue diecut or similar 1x large sized butterfly & 1x medium sized butterfly. From the little boats side of the paper create 2 x 15cm banner lengths. Set aside for use later.
Paper – SUMMER TREASURES – We will be using the green side of this paper. Cut a 28cm x 4cm paper strip leave this one whole. Cut another 28cm x 4cm paper strip and punch a border along one edge only. Set aside for use later.
Paper – COLOURFUL SLIPPERS – Cut 1 x 28cm strip of slippers and set aside for later.
RED CARDSTOCK – Punch 1 x 30cm border strip and a 1 x 10cm border strip. Create 2x 15cm banner lenghts with slightly larger flags. Diecut or similar 1 x 12cm circle element & 1 x 8cm circle element and remove the middle from both with a craft knife to create a frame.
FLOWERS – Using Trunk Bay Glimmermist recolour 1 x MHC Cottage Garden – morning glory and 2x white flowers from MHC The Islands – Sunset. Using Key Lime Pie Glimmermist recolour 2x MHC Tiana – White flowers. To make the Cottage Garden and Tiana flowers less bulky I have peeled away the bottom 2 layers of the flowers.
Step 1 – Please refer to the following picture for assembly and placement of background papers.
Step 2 – Now attach the circle frames and banners as shown below. I created the banners by tracing around a small dinner plate to create the curve and then drew triangles along the curved line. Then cut out around the lines which you have drawn and add some black outlines to create stitching.
Step 3 – Position and attach your photo. Also attach the 2 smaller border strips to the top left of the page as shown.
Step 4 – Attach the smaller light blue full circle diecut to the centre of the top small border strips being sure to overlap the corner of the photo. Add some ribbon bows in contrasting colours. Attach the single recoloured Cottage Garden – Morning Glory Flower to the top of the bows. Now attach the smaller butterfly and a recoloured Tiana – White flower to the butterflies centre. This can be left as it is or I have chosen to make this area the place for my title.
Step 5 – Attach the large yellow SUNSET flower from The Islands – Sunset pack to the right bottom side the photo.
Step 6 – Attach the larger butterfly as shown. Add some ribbon bows, I have doubled mine up for contrasting colour and then add one of recoloured The Tropics – Islander flowers to the top.


Hope you enjoy!

DT inspiration – Spring Collection

Hi everyone!  The Manor House Creations DT girls have got some amazingly wonderful inspiration for you today, using some of  our earlier release, the Spring flowers collection.

Layout by Jeni O’Connor.

Products used: TSC Summer at the Seaside & The Bright side of life Collections. MHC Flowers: The Tropics – Sunset & Islander, Grandma’s Garden – Handkerchief.


Layout by Ria Moija.

Products used: Cottage Garden – Morning Glory, Grandma’s Garden – warmth, Ballroom – Tango, The Tropics – Islander.


Layout by Morag Cutts.

Products used: TSC Spring Awaking papers. MHC flowers: Enchanted – Little Prince, The Tropics – Islander, Rose leaves.


Layout by Lene Neby.

Products used: TSC Spring Awakening papers, MHC flowers: The Tropics – Dusk & Islander, Rose leaves.

Layout by Ria Mojica.

Products used: Magestic – Alissa & Tiana white.


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