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Rosette showcase

Hello crafty friends,

Today, we have some wonderful creations to share with you, featuring our beauitul ‘Rosette’ flowers. These beauties are part of our recent ‘Winter’ realease. They are soft, romantic and oh so pretty, and Im sure you are going to love them as much as we do. Our designers are sure to impress with their stunning creations.

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Firstly, a layout  from Jeni O Connor

‘ My daughter has always had a fascination for France and dreams of one day going on a trip to Paris’.

Layout “Paris Dreaming” by Jeni O’Connor

Products: Rosette – baby pink,  Whimsy -grape, Royalty -Baroness, Winter’s Song -embers.

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Next, Ria has used the ‘White Rosettes’ on her layout, but she has added a little more interest by dabbing a small amount of pink glitter just to the edges of the flowers.

Layout ‘Framed’ by Ria Mojica

Products used: MHC flowers, Rosettes – pearl, Idyllic – oatmeal, Royalty, light green leaves.

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Jeni has created a lovely, summery card, again featuring the rosettes, in a very clever way,

Jeni says, ‘I wanted to create a holiday scene for my card  so I cut the lilac Rosette in half to make it appear as though water surrounds the beach huts.  Then some white paint was added to give the look of seafoam on the breaking waves’

Card “Enjoy Yourself” by Jeni O’Connor

Products : Rosettes- lilac.  The Scrap Cake – “Summer at the Seaside”.

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And lastly,Monika Martinson has made this very elegant layout, and don’t the flowers look stunning on the black background?.

Layout ‘Friends’ by Monika Martinson

Products used: MHC flowers,  Poetry Sage, Petite roses peach, Leaves light green, Whimsey cream, Winters song, Rosettes, Eternity.

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So now you have seen our wonderful ‘Rosettes’ in action, Im sure you all want to rush out and buy some. They should start to arrive in your local stores any time from now on.

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!

Misting technique with Gerry

Today we have a breath-taking layout to show you, created by one of our ‘Ladies of the House’ – the amazing GERRY.

‘Summer 2004′

Gerry has taken the ‘Summer at the Seaside’ collection from The ScrapCake and used it to make this layout with the most gorgeous of colour-schemes. Gerry, as some of you know, is so clever at fussy-cutting, with amazing detail, but she also manages to make the colours of the rainbow blend together effortlessly. Here, Gerry shows how she created the background of the layout.

Gerry has used 4 different colours here, including 3 mists with a chicken wire template. The pink splots can be made by either shaking your bottle up to fill it with air bubbles or by dripping or flicking it onto your page. The edges were inked aroung the badge shape.

You can see how Gerry has used an embossing tool to make the little boats sit up and become very 3-dimensional. And we love the layered title idea. Did you notice the misted fish net? And the edges of the fish net done with white puffy paint? Now there’s an original idea….

Again Gerry has embossed the little clouds and the octopu,s and look at the little gemstones. And there is that famous fussy-cutting. We love the way she has cut out a photo of her baby and layered it into the fish net. It just all works so beautifully.

And the final touch, a Fantasy – Magic flower. The perfect finish to an inspiring page!

Thankyou Gerry for such an inspirational project.  Why not give it try yourself and see what you can come up with? We’d love to see it and feature it on our gallery. Send you layouts to



Summertime and Seasides

Over in Australia, it coming up to Summer…warm to very hot days and perfect for the Seaside.  But no matter where you are in the world, and what season it is, we hope you get some warming inspiration from some of our DT girls who have used RED, WHITE and BLUE flowers as their theme to co-ordinate with the ‘Summer at The Seaside’ collection from the ScrapCake.

First up, we have this fabulous layout from MONIKA and don’t you just love the A4 turned on its side.

Monika has very cleverly used the MHC packaging as an added little detail to her layout.

Layout by Monika Martinson.

Products used: The Tropics – Getaway, Grandma’s Garden – sunlit morning, MHC packaging.

Next, we have a cute little seaside card from LINDA.

Sail away card by Linda Langes.

Products used: TSC Summer at The Seaside collection, MHC flower: The Tropics – Sunbake.

LENE has made this layout by layering the photo over the flowers – a trademark of her designs.

Layout by Lene Neby.

Products used: Fanatsy – Magic, The Tropics – Sunbake, Grandma’s garden – warmth.

Are you starting to feel all warmed up yet? Here’s some more… this time from RIA.

The Perfect day by Ria Mojica.

Products used: The Tropics – Getaway, Sunbake and Seaside.

And last, but definitely not the least, is this wonderful layout by JENI. Soak up all that summer goodness with this.

Layout by Jeni O’Connor

Products used: TSC Summer at the Seaside collection. MHC flowers: The Tropics –  Sunbake & By the Pool, Grandma’s garden – Handkerchief, Cottage Garden – Perfume, Rose leaves.

Our very first sketch competition

Thanks to the wonderful Monika, we have our very first sketch competition for you to enter.  Just email us your version of this skecth using any of the TSC paper collections or Manor House Creations flowers to enter. 

And here is Monika’s version:

Layout by Monika Martinson.

Products used: TSC Summer at the Seaside collection, MHC flowers: Ballroom – Tango, Grandma’s garden – sunlit morning.

What the prize, you say?

 You will be one of the very first to get some of our Brand spanking new COUNTRY LANE FLOWERS – 5 packs! WOW!!! They haven’t even been released yet! The beautiful soft pastels in 5 different colours. They are part of our Summer release for 2011.

So come on ladies! Enter now…

Competition closes at midnight EST on October 31st.

Sold out!

Wow, can you believe it?!  In less than 24 hours, our first stock arrived at Anna’s Craft Cupboard in Australia and SOLD OUT!  Well…. there are just a few packs left of flowers and a couple of The ScrapCake papers (if you hurry!).  But don’t panic just yet – more is on its way. 

Even our supplies have run extremely low but more should arrive on our shores in the next week or so.  As fast as we can get the stock through customs, we will get it out to your store, IF they have put in an order, that is….. we love it you would ask them to stock our products.

BUT…there is some good news!  There are still some supplies of this fabulous collection by Kinga:

 Summer at the Seaside.

Take a look at what our DT member Nerrida, has done with this collection.

Happy place by Nerrida Mitchell.

Supplies: The Tropics – Islander & Resort, Grandma’s Garden-posies. The ScrapCake ‘Summer at the Seaside’ papers 12×12″ – Colourful slippers, Summer Memories, Summer Treasures, Travel notes, 7×12″ papers – Little Octopus, Ocean of Dreams, Cheerful borders & Under the blue sky.


And we’d love you try the new 7″ x 12″ papers from The ScrapCake – they are sure to be popular with card-makers, being the perfect size for a C6 envelope, but they are also great for pages, because you can use them WITH a 12″ paper, and no scraps or off-cuts left.

LOOK! A card for EVERYONE!

One for a friend or Mum….

One for Dad or the man in your life.

One for the girls….


And let’s not forget the boys.

Cards by Nerrida Mitchell.

Supplies: The Tropics – Islander, The ScrapCake ‘Summer at the Seaside’ papers 12×12″ – Colourful slippers, Summer Memories, Summer Treasures, Travel notes, 7×12″ papers – Little Octopus, Ocean of Dreams, Cheerful borders & Under the blue sky.

How versatile is this range?!

You can check our stockist list on our BLOG for a list of stores that should have stock in store now.


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