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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Guest designer Leanne Allinson

It is our absolute pleasure to welcome the amazingly talented


as our Guest designer this month

Leanne is an acomplished artist, with many design teams under her belt, she also has the huge honor of being a 2012 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and she is an absolute sweetheart as well :)

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‘Hello Everyone!  My name is Leanne and I am beyond excited to be this month’s Guest Designer for Manor House!  I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband of 13 years.  Together we have four beautiful and quirky children – 1 daughter and 3 sons.

I have been scrapping for a little over three and a half years and my style would be best described as using clusters in white space.  I also predominately scrap in the A4 size or 8.5in x 11in.  Lately white cardstock has become my friend

and I love using layers and layers of pretty paper and accessories!  Manor House flowers always add that extra special touch to my projects.  If you would like to learn more about my creative style, please feel free to visit me at

my blog: Our Little Family

This wonderful altered frame was designed by Leanne for the fantastic magazine called  Etzcetera Magazine published by Kim Archer.

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We would like to thank Leanne for sharing her wonderful creations with us. Her work has been an inspiration to many scrapbookers, both in Australia nad overseas. We hope she has inspired you today.

Ending October in style

Today, we have  a little something for everyone, from pretty pink and soft pastels, beautiful shabby chic creations, to rustic browns, and blues, in a gorgeous masculine layout from Tiffany.

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This first, pretty in pink layout was created by the very talented Trudi Harrison. Combining an array of soft pink flowers, with the adorable images in the ‘Sweet Childhood’ paper collection from The Scrapcake.

‘This and that’ Layout by Trudi Harrison

Manor House Creations: Idyllic – Pink, Petite Roses – Marshmellow, Winters Song, Sprinkles – Cupcakes, Party Mix – Blossoms

The ScrapCake: Sweet Childhood Collection – A Child’s Love, Come n Play, Oh So Cute, Sweet Innocence, Die Cuts

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Karen to has chosen some beautiful pink flowers for her shabby chic layout of her and her girlfriend.

Karen has given a more vintage shabby look to the flowers, by simply swiping the edges of the petals with some distress ink (antique linen).

‘Friends’ Layout by Karen Shady

MHC product used: Idyllic – pink, Idyllic – plum, Idyllic – white.

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Tiffany has made this gorgeous, masculine layout, featuring some stunning flowers from our ‘Winter collection’

Tiffany has inked some of the flowers, giving them a rich brown colour, while she has used white gesso on others, giving them a gorgeous rustic feel.

‘My handsome little boy’ Layout by Tiffany Morgan

MHC products used: Sublime – aqua, Poetry – white, Idyllic – oatmeal, Romance – devoted, Imagine – cocoa

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Elena, has created this beautiful layout titled ‘Waiting’ featuring a lovely photo of her just 2 weeks before the birth of her son.

‘Waiting’ Layout by Elina Olinevich

MHC products used: Springtime – Lavender, Mayglo – Green, Mia – White.

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Next, this wonderful layout from Erin

This layout is not only stunning to look at, the journalling is wonderful, and after all, isnt that what scrapbooking is all about.

‘Anyway’ Layout by Erin Blegen

MHC products used: Mayglo – pink, Iris – sherbet, Celeste – pink, Meadows – white, Springtime – lavender.

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Lastly, this beautiful altered book centre piece again from Tiffany Morgan

Tiffany is the queen of shabby chic creations, and isnt this just stunning

‘Altered books’ from Tiffany Morgan

MHC products used:  Meadows – white, Celeste – white, Springtime – lavender

A beautiful gift box from Linda

Hi All!

It’s Linda here to share some Manor House Creations love with you

When I’m paper crafting I love to alter boxes – whether to use as gifts or to keep for myself.

The box I’m sharing with you today is being put to good use in my daughter’s bedroom…..

I’ve combined these gorgeous Manor House flowers – Royalty-Duchess; Sublime Aqua; Jubilee Coronation Cream; Sublime Baby Blue and Poetry White. The Manor House leaves have been coated with gesso and then spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist for a beautiful shine.

I hope you have some time this week to play with your own beautiful Manor House Creations flowers.

Bye for now….

x Linda

Green with envy – SPRING FLOWERS

 Good morning.

Last week, we debuted our stunning spring release flowers, and pretty soon, they are going to start arriving in your local stores. We have been giving you little teasers all week, and today, we want to tempt you a little more, and hopefully get you running to your stores, asking for these spring beauties.

We are featuring some of our ‘green’ flowers from the collection today.

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Joanne has created this wonderful work of art she calls ‘Journey’. It began its life as a humble shipping tag, and Joanne has worked her magic to create this stunning home decor piece, that will now take pride of place in her home.

“Journey’ Altered tag by Joanne Bain

MHC products used: Fascinating, Ruffles, Wild rose – green.

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Elena has made this beautiful note-book as a gift for a special friend.

Elena very cleverly made the pages of the book, dyed them in tea to make them look aged, then sewed the pages together, into a little note-book. She the sewed the lovely blue lace onto the front and back pages, to make this beautiful cover.

Note book by Elena Olinevech

MHC products used: Poetry Sage, Eternity

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Yuka has used one of our elegant ‘Royalty’ flowers, and has made it the main feature on her lovely thank you card

Thankyou card by Yuka Hino

MHC products used: Royalty – baroness mix.

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And, lastly, Tiffany has created this totally adorable card, perfect for any special little boy or girls birthday

The papers and this adorable teddy bear image is part of the new The ScrapCake paper range called ‘Sweet Childhood’.

‘Happy Birthday’ card by Tiffany Morgan

MHC products used: Shimmers – mixed, Poetry – sage. The ScrapCake: Sweet Childhood papers.

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C’est Magnifique 1st anniversary blog hop on now!

Hi everyone and welcome to the C’est Magnifique Kits Blog Hop!!

If you’ve arrived here from Michelle Singh’s blog, then you’re right on track! If not, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE at the C’est
Magnifique Kits blog!

For the past year C’est Magnifique Kits has been bringing you their sophisticated and unique kits with paper and embellishments from all over the world! This month’s kit and add-ons feature some of our beautiful and perfectly coordinated flowers:

Winters song – Snowbell, which has been an incredibly popular seller and can be coloured with misting sprays!

Poetry – a  very cool sage coloured flower.

Wishes – another popular flower and can be coloured with mist. In fact all our flowers can be coloured, such as Leslie, the owner of C’est Magnifique, has done here in the kit. Aren’t the colours just stunning!

SO….along the way there will be plenty of inspiration as the design team shares with you their projects featuring these Manor House Creations flowers. There will also be prizes from four manufacturers, and prizes from C’est Magnifique Kits AND their design team! Lots and lots of goodies to be won!

Take a look at this gorgoues creation from our very own Erin Blegen who is also a star on the C’est Magnifique Design Team.

And this is the prize pack……going to one lucky Blog Hop participant!

It’s time to get started! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Visit each blog along the Blog Hop.
2. Leave a comment on each blog (and become a follower, if required).
3. End the blog hop back at the C’est Magnifque Kits Blog, and leave a comment.

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You have until midnight (US EST) on Monday, October 29 to complete the Blog Hop.

Your next stop along the Hop is at the Once Upon A…Sketch blog .

Good luck and have fun!

MHC at the Penrith Papercraft Festival!

Hi everyone! Just a note to let you know that Manor House Creations will be at the Penrith show this year – November 2-4th. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to come and check out our SHOW BAG special!

And we’ll have our BRAND NEW Spring flowers there.

A mixed media project from Elena

Hello from Elena. For this LO I decided to change the background a little bit by adding modeling paste layers , and  the stencil. Then I misted it with grey and moos Starburst mists and added some mica. I was playing with 2Crafty chipboard by changing them with Gesso and some embossing powders. I adore using different techniques on embellisments and was very pleased with the experiments.

But Manor House flowers are in no need in altering, so this time I even didn’t add Gesso on them, just some drops of mica, for a light effect of shimmering.

 I wanted to keep the quietness and delicacy of baby’s dream while he is sleeping and the flowers helped to strengthen this mood.



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