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Designer inspiration

Our designers were given free reign, to create anything they like for todays feature. We love to do this, as we find it definitely shows the designers at their best, which, looking below, Im sure you will agree.

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Firstly, we have a wonderful  layout from Elena, starring her adoarable little girl. Elena has used lots of layers,ink, paint and all things gorgeous, to create her beatiful page.





Layout by Elena Olinevich

MHC Products used: Powder Puff – Citrus Mix, Poetry – Sage, Dahlia – white, Apple blossoms, Wishes – blue, The Scrap Cake papers – Seet Chidhood collection.

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Could this photo be any cuter?. This adorable little face belongs to Erin Blegen’s daughter.  And Erin, once again has weaved her magic, to create this stunning layout





Layout by Erin Blegen

MHC Products used: Powder Puff- lychee, Iris- sherbet, Capri- gold, Glitter mini roses- pink, Springtime- white.

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And another adorable little face, scrapped perfectly by Alicia

Alicia Barry-Spring Collection- One FIne Day

Alicia Barry-Spring Collection- One FIne Day close up 1

Alicia Barry-Spring Collection- One FIne Day close up 2

Layout by Alicia Barry

MHC Products used:  Fantasy – moonlight, Rue – white, Mayglo – pink, Celeste – white, Mayglo -green, glitter mini roses – pink, Springtime – white, leaves.

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Thanks so much for calling in, and be sure to call in again tomorrow, for a few more, last minute Christmas ideas.

Colour and more colour

Happy Sunday everyone. We hope you are having a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing.

As promised, we are back, with another colour loaded post. Featuring some amazing, and colourful layouts and cards from our talented designers.

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Elena has used a wonderful bold mix of teal, yellow, brown and pink flowers, for her stunning layout.


Elena has added  splashes of coordinating paint to some of her flowers, to tie her whole layout together.


Layout by Enena Olinevich

MHC Products used: Fascinating, Gelato – lemon, Hayley – Yellow, Celeste – Pink, Glitter Mini Roses, Ruffles, The ScrapCake papers – Summer city & Sweet Childhood.

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Erins beautiful layout is full of bright, and happy spring colours, what a wonderful backdrop for her adorable photos.




Layout by Erin Blegen

MHC Products used: Springtime- blue, Iris- sherbet, Mayglo- green, Gelato- lemon, Powder Puff- watermelon.

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Yet another, stunning use of colour here from Melinda

Melinda Thompson - Colourful Layout - December 2012

Melinda Thompson - Colourful Layout - December 2012-1

Melinda Thompson - Colourful Layout - December 2012-2

Layout by Melinda Thompson

MHC Products used:  Mayglo – Yellow, Wild Orchid –Sherbet, Petite Rose – Melon, Winter Song – Misted Gold, Leaves – Light Green.

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Anyone would be happy to receive this stunningly bright, bold card created by Linda.

Linda-Colour-Hi Card

Linda-Colour-Hi Card close up

Linda-Colour-Hi Card close up 2

Card by Linda Langes

MHC Products used: Powder puff – strawberry mix, Hayley – yellow, Mini dahlia – white.

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And lastly, while still using alot of stunning colour in her layout, Tiffany has chosen to go with softer, more pastel colours, for this adorable layout of her baby daughter.




Layout by Tiffany Morgan

MHC Products used: Celeste – pink, Mayglo – pink, Mayglo – green, Iris – green, celeste – white,Jubilee – pink.

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Thanks for joining us, we hope we have inspired you a little today :)

Sweet and summery with The Scrapcake

Our design team has been busy creating some wonderful layouts to share with you today. Each one of them, featuring THE SCRAPCAKE paper collections, which team perfectly with Manor House Creations flowers, as you can see.

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The Summer city collection, which Erin has used below, isn’t only suited to summery, beachy layouts.

‘Family’ Layout by Erin Blegen

MHC Products used: Gelato – sherbet, Ashlee – blue, Mayglo – yellow, Meadows – white, Fantasy – moonlight, Springtime – blue and white.

The Scrapcake papers: Summer city.

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Tiffany has used the ‘oh so cute’ Sweet childhood colection to scrap this adorable photo of her daughter

‘Unforgettable beauty’ by Tiffany Morgan

MHC products used: Tropics –  dusk, Springtime, Meadows – Celeste Pink.

The Scrapcake: Sweet childhood.

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Gwen has mixed things up a little, and combined the soft pastels from Sweet childhood, with the bold aqua of Summer city.

‘Little Miss’ Layout by Gwen Wruck

MHC flowers used: Winters song, Hayley – yellow, Celeste – pink, Sublime – blue, Meadows – white.

The Scrapcake papers: Sweet childhood and Summer city.

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Another Summer city layout, from Alicia, she has chosen the pink tones from the collection, for her sweet, girly layout.

‘Her smile’ Layout by Alicia Barry

MHC Products used:  Gelato – oatmeal, Party mix – blossoms, Celeste – white, Whimsy – cream, Glitter mini roses, Country lane – pretty, Starlight, rose leaves.

The Scrapcake Summer city collection.

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And Karola’s delightful layout, features Sweet childhood, with a few touches of My private happiness.

You and me’ Layout by Karola Witczak

MHC flowers: Glitter roses, Capri, Powder puffs – strawberry mix.

The Scrapcake one moment in time, and My private happiness collections.

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And, yet another adorable layout featuring Sweet childhood, from Elena

‘Sweet’ Layout by Elena Olenevich

MHC Products used: Gelato – lemon, Imagine – burgundy, Mayglo – pink, Celeste – white.

The Scrapcake sweet childhood collection.

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See all the gorgeous Scrapcake collections HERE.

Designer Inspiration featuring The Scrap Cake

Good afternoon friends.

We have some more wonderful creations from our talented designers, featuring a wonderful blend of Manor House Creations, and The Scrap Cake papers to show you today.

Yuka Hino is first up, and she has made this totally adorable card, featuring the  ‘Sweet Childhood’ paper collection, designed by our very own Karola Witczak. There are so many cute little images on these papers, that are just crying out to be fussy cut.

Card ‘My dear’ by Yuka Hino

Products used: MHC flowers,  Idyllic – White, Poetry – sage, Kyeesha, Leaves – light green medium and large, TSC, Sweet childhood paper collection.

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Alicia Barry has also used the ‘Sweet childhood’ papers for her layout. She has focused on the pink tones in the collection.

Layout ‘Simple things matter most’ by Alicia Barry

Products used: MHC flowers, Apple blossoms, Solitude, Rosettes-baby pink, Whimsy-pink, Imagine-oatmeal, Beauty-WV, Idyllic-oatmeal, leaves, The Scrapcake papers: Sweet Childhood.

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And, lastly, Karola has created a stunning layout, featuring her adorable daughter. Karola has used another stunning paper collection, also designed by her, called ‘The bright side of life’. Just look at how perfectly the Manor House Creations flowers match the colours in these papers.

‘Be happy’ Layout by Karola Witczak

Products used: MHC flowers, Enchanted-Sweet Dreams, Fairy floss-blue, TSC The Bright side of life papers.

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DT Inspiration featuring ‘The Scrap Cake’

Hello, and welcome once again to our blog.

Today, we are excited to share with you some wonderful creations from our Design team, featuring the papers from The Scrap cake. Notice how perfectly our flowers match the colours of these papers.

Firstly, Karola has mixed a couple of different paper collections together, and created this wonderful, spring inspired layout of her daughter.

‘Live, love, inspire’ Layout by Karola Witczak

 Products used: MHC flowers, Fantasy wishes & fairy dust, Fairy floss – lemon, Country lane lemon, Taneisha.

The Scrap cake papers: Spring awakening and My private happiness.

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Next Alicia Barry has focused on the apricot tones in the The Scrap cake ‘Sweet childhood’ collection.

Alicia says ‘It can be hard to create layouts with boy’s in the photos using flowers. To achieve this, I used an orange and green colour combination. This coupled with the checked pattern in the Scrapcake papers gave it a boyish feel, which were then perfectly complimented with the ManorHouse Creations flowers’.

‘Love, cherish, adore’ Layout by Alicia Barry

Products used: MHC flowers,  Solitude, Idyllic – Oatmeal, Imagine – oatmeal, Leaves, Nikita, Christmas Star – snow, Petitie roses – orange, TSC Sweet childhood collection.

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Next, Gwen has created this beautiful bright, summery layout about her best friend. She has chosen a mix of ‘Sweet childhood’ and ‘Summer city’ papers.Notice the hint of gesso to the tips of orange Jubilee flowers.

‘Love my bestie’ Layout by Gwen Wruck

Products used: MHC flowers, Kyeesha – Orange and Yellow, Jubilee – Ornate Orange  (altered with Gesso), Petite Roses – Peach, Apple Blossoms , TSC papers, Summer city, Sweet childhood.

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Next, this wonderful ‘all boy’ layout was created by Erin Blegen.

‘Play time’ Layout by Erin Blegen

Products used: MHC flowers, Winter song – log cabin, Solitude, Poetry – white, Sublime – cream, Nikita. TSC: Sweet childhood collection.

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