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Category Archives: Summer Collection 2011

A notebook by Beck

 Spring isn’t too far off now here in Australia – so if you’ve got the winter blues, this shoud cheer you up. This notebook had the most cheerful and colourful cover, it makes you feel great! It was published in Scrapbooking Memories recently and we can see why.

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Notebook by beck Beattie.

Step x step from Beck

Welcome! Today we have a step x step project for our card-lovers. One of our DT girls, Beck Beattie, show you here how to make a simple yet very styish card with not a lot of fuss and effort. Its easy when you’re shown how….

SPECIAL DAY CARD

special day card

Products used:

MHC flowers: Teeny weenies, Shades – sky blue, Shimmers – snow

Cardstock & patterned paper.

Twine

Paper punch

Ink

Sentiment stamp

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  Step 1: Using a SHIMMERS SNOW flower, remove the middle stamens and baubles.  special day step 1

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Step 2: Cut the background sheet of paper to just smaller than the size of your card. Ink the edges of the paper and glue down to the card base.

Step 3: Add a border-punched strip to your card front as shown.

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Step 4: Add twine to your card using a stapler, followed by the 2 TEENY WEENIE roses and a Sky bly SHADES mini rose. Using glue, embellish the rose cluster with the stamens of the SHIMMERS flower.

special day detail 3

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Step 5: Finally add a stamped and inked tag with the sentiment embellished with a small bow, at the top left of the card.

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Such a  quick and easy card to make!

Designer spotlight – Tiffany Morgan

Good morning, and welcome.

As we have done all month, today we will feature another of our amazing design team ladies. Today, we are happy to share some of the amazing creations of TIFFANY MORGAN.

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MHC Products used: Mia-Green, Ashlee-Blue, Springtime-White, Wintersong

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Tiffany shares a little about her style, “It is so hard to describe my style. I find myself doing grunge one day and shabby the next. I do think all my projects have a girly feel to them. Even the more masculine projects. I think whatever project I am making I love using flowers ,different types of texture, lace and trims. I love using the elements in the paper to build my pages or projects. I love cutting images out from the papers. My projects very dimensional. The more the prettier…hehe. I always love to try new techniques and I try to challenge myself to do something new. I always ask myself “what is my style” but I dont have one specific style. When I craft I use what I like and I do what feels right. For me there is no rules or guidelines in crafting. Why limit yourself and your creativity?”

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Canvas ‘Family portrait’

MHC Products used: Idyllic, Meadows-white, Springtime-Lavender, Winters Song, Wishes-Hope, Country Lane-Pretty

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MHC Products used: Nikita.

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Old and New – Step by Step with Trudi

Hello Everyone!

Today I have mixed things up a bit.  Previous Spring,  Summer and Winter releases have been combined with some of the newly released Spring 2012 along with papers from the The ScrapCake Summer City.

We are also going to play with some colour – I hope you enjoy putting this together as much as I did.

For my layout ‘Laughter’, I have incorporated the following:

MHC Products:  Kyeesha – Orange & Yellow, Party Time – Anniversary, Petite Roses – Melon

Spring 2012 Release: Wild Rose – Sherbet, Powder Puff

The ScrapCake: Summer City – Blue Moon, Paradise, Banana Boat

Other Materials:  Contrast patterned paper (stars), Mask, Texture Paste, Glimmer Mists – Chalkboard Black & Turquoise Blue, Butterflies (Collections), Sentiment Rub Ons (Kaisercraft)

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Instructions:

We are going to start by doing a little background altering.

Cut 5 strips from the Paradise patterned paper – cut one a little wider than the other 4.  Attach the wider one first with the grey side facing upwards and the others orange side up to background Blue Moon paper in a similar arrangement.

Add some masking detail –  I used a Twiddleybitz Chevron Template along with some texture paste.

Add some random misting – I first used Chalkboard Black

 Turquoise Blue was then applied over the top.

Cut some thin strips from another contrasting patterned paper and attach in a similar arrangement.

**Another idea – Instead of thin strips of patterned paper Washi Tape or similar would also work well for this step.**  

Cut out 3 of the circle elements from the Banana Boat patterned paper, arrange and attach

**Tip – Attach with foam tape to add a little dimension** 

Position and attach photo.

Now for some flower fun!

Separate the petals of the Kyeesha Orange flower so that there are 3 petals.

Also separate the Kyeesha yellow flower but only remove the back petal.

Position and attach the larger orange and yellow petals to the left of the photo.

Colour mist the 3 larger white flowers from the Party Time mix turquoise blue.

Attach one on top of the orange  petal and another one to the side of it.

Create the rest of the cluster with blue flowers from Party Mix, Wild Rose, Petite Roses, Powder Puff and the centre of the orange Kyeesha petal.

Position and attach the middle orange Kyeesha petal underneath the bottom of the photo.  Add the third misted Party Time flower, another Powder Puff and the of the centre yellow Kyeesha petal.

Position a larger butterfly in the bottom flower cluster and place 2 smaller ones in a position which suits.

Add some black and white sentiment rubons

And you are done!!

Happy Creating!!

WAREHOUSE SALE COMING THIS WEEKEND!

Yes that’s right…we are getting ready for this MASSIVE ‘once-off’ opportunity to purchase an amazing pack of MHC flowers from our Spring, Summer and Autumn 2011 collections and you can…

SAVE SAVE SAVE!

Spoil yourself for Christmas this year !

Here’s just a sample of what’s in the box.

Now I know you’ll want to know how much you’re saving and how much you get…..well let me tell you.

There are 20 packs!

Yes, 20 of our flowers packs from our 2011 Spring, Summer and Autumn releases. Normally they retail between $5.50 and $7.50, that’s over $120.oo worth!!! But for a short time, they are a lot less than that!

Just AU$45.00 for all this.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it would be to have this arrive in the post! An absolute FLOWER-FEST!

SO …when is it?

For 3 fabulous days, it starts THIS WEEKEND!

Don’t miss this once a year offer to SAVE SAVE SAVE!

STARTS SATURDAY!!!! (29th)

*** International orders welcome – shipping will be charged at actual cost for overseas orders (usually between AU$12 – $22)***

***Australian postage – flat rate AU$6.oo ***

The link to our shopping cart will be posted on Saturday.

Cards for all occasions

Hello to everyone! Hope you’re having a great week. So, are you feeling creative? If not, Im sure, after seeing these wonderful cards, you will be.  We have some wonderful things to show you, from our talented design team ladies.

First, here’s a cute little card from Heather incorporating some of our packaging from the World Vision series, and she has also cleverly re-coloured some of the rose leaves to suit the theme of the card.

Card by Heather McMahon.

Products used: Rose leaves – medium, MHC packaging.

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Next is this gorgeous card from our card queen Linda.

She has made this ‘oh so pretty’ and very versatile, all purpose card

‘Love you’ card from Linda Langes

 Products used: Darling, Eternity, Petite roses, Rose leaves – small light green.

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Tiffany has created this lovely card, which again could be used for male or female, and for any porpose at all.

‘Hello’ card by Tiffany Morgan

Products used: Tropics – dusk, Solitude.

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And lastly today, Melinda has very cleverly used the backing from our flower packaging as the base for her adorable shabby card

‘Celebrate’ by Melinda Thompson

Products used: Winters song – embers, Whimsy – cream pack.

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Well, thats if for today, I hope we have inspired you with our cards today. Be sure to call in again soon, for some more from our talented designers.

Guest Designer – Stacey Apps

Today we say a whole-hearted welcome to our talented guest designer.

STACEY APPS

Stacey is from Queensland, Australia, and she has a fabulous clean-lines and very neat style and obviously, lots of patience. Check out her designs and some of the work that has gone into them.

Hi, Im a mum to 3 great kids, married to a man who loves fishing as much as I love scrapping, we have just moved and did the whole sea change thing.  I am a clean and simple scrapper.

Stacey’s Blog: http://www.seasidescrapper.blogspot.com.au/

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Products used: Jubilee – Coronation cream & Princess pink, Taneisha.

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Products used: Jubilee – coronation cream, Sprinkles,  Rose leaves.

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Products used: Fairy Floss – lemon, Petite roses – malt, Rose leaves.

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We thank Stacey for her inspiration and beautiful use of some of our flowers. I’m quite sure all the ‘clean and simple’ scrappers out there will love your work, and even those with a different style, can really appreciate and admire what you’ve done.

Designer inspiration

Good morning crafty friends,

Two of our designers, Nerrida, and Jeni, are here today to share with us their wonderful girly layouts.

Nerrida has created a soft, pretty pastel layout of her daughter. She has combined The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ paper collection with lots of beautiful MHC flowers. She has misted the background of her layout, which adds to the soft, feminine feel.

‘Song writer’ layout by Nerrida Mitchell

 Products used: MHC flowers: Meringue, Plain Jane, Fairy floss – mixed, TSC My Private Happiness.

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Jeni has chosen to use bold, strong colours for her layout of her daughter, but she has still managed to maintain the feminine feel.

Here Jeni shares some clever tips, ‘Some of my favourite flowers from the Winter collection are the Petite Roses.  These sweet little flowers just seem to compliment any page. They were a perfect fit with the Pink Paislee papers. I love to create depth with my flowers and always touch them up with inks, chalks or paints. First I applied a little chalk to the centres using a q-tip, then added a little paint to highlight the middle and outer edges of the petals. I finished them off with a touch of sparkle using burgandy Ranger stickles’.

 “Follow Your Heart” Layout by Jeni O’Connor.

Products: Petite Roses – cream, Fairy Floss, Frosted – wild orchid.

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You’ve been spotted

Yes, its that time again folks.

We have had our spies out and about , surfing the web, and discovered some more beautiful creations, using the flowers from MHC. Theres an imense amount of talent out there,  and we love seeing how our flowers are used…just take a look at these, and make sure you visit these girls blogs for even more detail and inspiration.

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Firsty, CAMILLA EKMAN  has created this lovely layout, featuring our ‘cutie pies’ and ‘Sugar and  spice’ flowers, along with some hand made beauties.

Products used: MHC flowers, Cutie pies-blue, Sugar and spice-cream.

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Next, the talented  GABRIELLE POLLACCO  shares with us her stunning layout. She has added a small amount of chalk ink to the centre of the Fairy dust flower, for a unique and striking look.

 Products used: MHC flowers: Fantasy-fairy dust.

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Next, is this beautiful autumn toned creation from the ERIN BLEGEN.

Products used: MHC flowers, Cutie pies, Wishes-peace.

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Next, is this oh so pretty card from JENNIFER HODGE, featuring one of our brand new Winter release flowers called ‘WINTER SONG’. You should be seeing these flowers pop up in your local scrapbook store at the beginning of July, but if you dont, then you need to bug the store owner to stock them, because as Im sure you agree, they really are a MUST HAVE.

MHC flowers: Winters song-Embers.

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And lastly, this lovely layout from MAGGIE HARDING. Maggies photo is stunning, and she has scrapped it to perfection.

Products used: MHC flowers, Plain Janes.

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We would like to thank these talented ladies for allowing us to share their beautiful work with you.

If you would like us to feature your work here on our blog, please forward your layouts to

designteam@manorhousecreations.com

Guest designer LYDELL QUIN

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the incredibly talented LYDELL QUIN as our Guest Designer for June.

“Hi- I am Lydell Quin.  I have been scrapbooking for 10 years now and still enjoy it!  (Nice to be able to say that!)  I co own and run The Color Room, (a colour challenge site) and am a Shimmerz Educator and Designer and I also Design for Helmar.  I have 3 little people ranging from 9 down to 13 weeks and they keep me busy, and give me plenty to scrapbook!  Luckily my DH enjoys the outcome of my art and has been known to keep children occupied so I can finish something I have been working on.  We are from Adelaide, Australia.  Its lovely to be able to play some more with these Manor House Creation goodies!

Thanks for having me!”

Lydell

Layout ‘Delight’ by Lydell Quin

Products used: MHC flowers: Fairy floss-lemon, Sprinkles-lime.

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Altered lamp by Lydell Quin

Products used: MHC flowers: Fantasy-fairy dust, Frosted wild rose, The tropics-islander, Party time-princess, Taniesha-pink, Ballroom-waltz.

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Lydell has used a wonderful selection of cream, white and lemon Manor House Creations flowers  for her dinner party table.

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Thank you Lydell for joining us as our guset designer, and for sharing some of your wonderful work with us.

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