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Competition winners!

We are always thrilled to recieve entries to our monthly sketch competition. It’s so wonderful to see how others use MHC flowers. Here are this months entries based on Monika’s sketch…

First up….

Layout by Maja Stokk.

She has misted one of our ‘Grandma’s garden – Handkerchief’ flowers and added some ‘Birdsong’ flowers.

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Layout by Yuz Yusof,

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‘Beautiful’ by Trudi Harrison.

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‘Adorable’ by Karen McLaughlin

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Layout by  Scrapputmaningar.

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Layout by Cecilia Dilnot Smith.

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‘Darling Rose’ by  Agnieszka Bellaidea

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So many amazing entries this month…it’s getting harder to choose a winner…none the less, we have to choose just one.

So it’s CONGRATULATIONS to:

TRUDI HARRISON

Woohoo!!! Fanatsic Trudi! Please email us with your postal details and we’ll get your prize pack off to you asap!

We want to give an HONOURARY MENTION TO:

MAJA STOKK & AGNIESZKA

It was a hard choice this month with much deliberation over a few of the layouts. A BIG thankyou to everyone that entered this month – your amazing!

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OK and now for our Facebook Giveaway winners…….

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

LINDA/SCRATCH (Norway)

Comment:  

I just love your flowers! I love the versatility, the beautiful colors, and all the details. I really love the ones in light pink and blue colors, and the fact that almost all of your flowers mixes so well with one  another.

And I really love the fact that even if some of your flowers are really big, they are fairly thin, so we still can use them on a scrapbook page, and put it in an album without messing the flower up to much.

Thanks for the chance to win. Would I be so lucky, it would be heaven on earth, to be able to get my hands on some of your gorgeous flowers:)

And thanks for all the great inspiration in the blog!

Greetings from Norway:)

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JASMINE SHEA (Australia)

Comment: I think the blues and yellows are just divine but then again, they are my favourite colours so I tend to gravitate towards them. I actually bought some of The Tropics-Bayside from the internet thinking they were more blue when in actual fact they are more purple which I don’t tend to use but then that will be my challenge, to use something I would not otherwise use. I did look at how the DT had used them so that will be enough inspiration to try them. I would love to see more neutral tones and maybe black in a number of sizes. All in all, I think Manor House are doing a fabulous job with their range and inspiration from the DT.

PATTI HAMMIL (USA)

Comment: It would be wonderful to win that package! Either of them!!! I love the variety of colors that you have, from the beautiful bright colors to the muted pastels. I also like that you have a varied size to work with from the large beautiful single blooms all the way to the adorable little cutie pies!!! I would love to see some small cluster blooms that are not roses!! That would be my wish!!!

Girls – please email us your postal addresses and your happy mail will be on its way soon!

We had some wonderful feedback and thankyou to everyone who went to the effort of telling us what they think…we value your opinions greatly!

MORE GIVEAWAYS COMING VERY SOON!

A TSC dollhouse

NERRIDA has been busy making us this doll house for her little girl – all done in papers from The Scrapcake, featuring “The Bright side of Life” collection.

The front features the Country Lane – pink flowers, plus The Tropics – By the Pool, and finished off with a couple of medium-sized rose leaves.

The inside, tastefully decorated with The Scrapcake papers. Nerrida used the 6″ paper pad for all the floor rugs.

And the pelmets were made from the 7×12″ borders sheet.

 

Once filled with doll house furniture, the whole project comes together beautifully.

A doll house any little girl would love…..

Step by step with Delaina

Hello Everyone! Delaina here today with a step by step layout. I created this page using the gorgeous flowers from the Summer collection. I am in love with each and every one and I know you will be too.

I created this page using:

* Country Lane Charm,

* Blossoms – Airlie, Byron & Esperance,

* Cutie Pies – Pink.

 

 I want to show a little paint technique on this page using a few colors of Puffy Paint…
I then used this MS Punch and punched the scalloped shapes..2 White and 2 Yellow. I then adhered the yellow to the white as seen below…
I used the Little Yellow Bicycle, Elizabeth Lane Collection….Cut the Grey paper 4″ X 12″ and then the Border Title Strip…
You will need a 5″ White paper Doily, Pearl Blings,  Journal piece cut from the LYB paper, Floral with Vine cut  from the LYB Papers…
Follow the steps pictured  below to place the Products on your LO… I used 3 small photos…
The Next thing I added to this page was the Paint Dots…I randomly used the colors to accent the flowers…an easy step that makes a statement with colorful detail…
After adding the paint, I felt it needed a little more detail so I added the journal piece next to the photos, the Butterflies and scalloped white Lace under the title border strip….I accented the Lace with Pearl Blings and then added a piece of Twine just above the Pearls…
Now it feels complete to me…

DT inspiration – showing us their style!

This month we gave our Design Team total freedom to create a project in whatever style they liked using whichever flowers they liked. Very inspiring girls! We love them all.

Layout by Melinda Thompson.

 Products used:  The Tropics – Islander, Grandma’s Garden – Sunshine, Blossoms – Esperance, Country Lane Raindrop.

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JOANNE often likes to use neutral backgrounds for her pages and here she shows off her stunning clean style using those beautiful handmade roses made from our Blossoms. (See how to make them in the tutorial here).

Layout by Joanne Bain.

Products used: Prior Rose – chocolate, Blossoms – Esperance (misted). 

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Yukiko’s layouts are always so pretyy and delicate and she can make colours blend so very well.

Enjoy by Yukiko Ochi.

Products used: Ballroom – Waltz, Cutie pies – violet, Taneisha, Morning Glory.

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Monika is really enjoying her A4’s at the moment and here is another perfect example of her flowery style.

‘Elsa’ layout by Monika Martinson.

Products used: Shimmers, Elegance, Morning Glory,  Naomi.

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We choose our DT girls because of their varying and amazing styles – I think you’ll agree, we have a HUGE amount of talent here! Please send us your layouts to designteam@manorhousecreations.com, showing us your style – we’d love to share them with the world.

Giveaway reminder!

Don’t forget…….our flower giveaway only has 5 days to go!  For your chance to win, here’s what you have to do.

TO WIN…….

*  ‘Follow’ our blog

* Leave a comment about Manor House Creations flowers – what you think, what you love, what you don’t love…we want to know!

* ‘LIKE’ Manor House Creations on Facebook HERE.

* Leave this image and a link to this post, on your blog.

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The prize winners will be chosen at the end of the month (31st January, 2012)  for the best and most useful comments. MHC want feedback!

A flowery birdcage

Hello!  Nerrida here and today I wanted to share with you this little birdcage that was hanging on my girls room, looking a bit sad and plain.  I couldn’t resist going crazy with flowers all over it! I could have added more but I didn’t want to use up all my beautiful Manor House flowers at once!

 

I coloured one of the’ Romance – devoted’ roses to a soft pink and another in bright yellow.

As you can see, I really want crazy with flowers, but they just looked soooo good!

 Products used: Wishes – serenity, Taneisha, Frosted wild rose, Frosted wild orchid, Enchanted, Country lane – quaint.

DT inspiration – published!

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a good day.  We know JENI from our DT did, when she heard the news that her layouts were being published in Scrapbook Creations.

Here’s 2 from JENI. Aren’t they stunning!

Don’t you just love those burnt oranges – so warm and luscious.

Products used: Morning Glory, Rose leaves.

We LOVE the white frosted tips on these petals too. Beautiful work Jeni!

Products used: The Tropics – Seaside, Magestic- Gemma, Fantasy – Moonlight. 

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