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Using flowers on male layouts.

Hello again…hope you are having  creative day.  Today we have a fabulous share for you from our talented new Educator – Elena Olinevich. She is a master at mixed media projects and she knows exactly what to do when its comes to using flowers on male-orientated projects. take aSONY DSC look at these.

As you can see, Elena likes to add just a few flowers to each layout, often giving them the mixed media treatment, with touches of blue, grey, green & brown.

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This one even has a touch of mauve – the trick is to make them blend by adding the colours that feature in your layout. They don’t have to be ‘feminine’ looking, they can be grungy, altered, even scrunched up a little. It all add to the over-all appeal of the layout.

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This one, appropriately, has some brighter colours, which is a great idea when you have children also in the photos, but again, the flowers are scrunched, altered and use those similar ‘male’ tones.

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We’d love to see more of your male layouts and projects with flowers on them. Please send them in to us at designteam@manorhousecreations.com and we’ll show them here on our blog.

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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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Mixed media card with Linda

Goodmorning, and welcome,

Today, the talented Linda Langes shares with us a few tips on how she went about creating this gorgeous, shabby, mixed media card

Below are the products Linda used, so you can have a go at these great techniques yourself.

‘First I stamped the card base with a script stamp using Brown Staz On ink. Using the Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Mask I randomly inked sections with Versa Mark ink, sprinkled these with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. This forms a resist so that when I sprayed these areas with Spritz Bed of Roses the harlequin sections resisted the paint. I adhered half a doily to the top of the card, added spots of glue and sprinkled pink German Glass Glitter over the glue. For the bottom left corner I used a flourish mask and texture paste. When dry this was inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink and outlined with a fine tipped brown pen.

Using Vintage Photo Distress Ink (and a few splotches of Spritz) I stamped the large swirl stamp across the base and inked a few bare sections using the harlequin mask again. I outlined some of the harlequins with the brown pen. My background was now finished and ready to be embellished.

The Scrap Cake One Moment in Time tag was dry embossed and inked whilst the Bella Fleur- de-Lis Chipboard Shape was also dry embossed. The Burgundy Imagine flower was swiped with white gesso and sprayed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist for shine’.

Mixed media card by Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers,  Imagine – Burgundy and Cutie Pies – Burgundy. The Scrap Cake One Moment in Time Tag.

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Twiddleybitz & MHC – Trudi Harrison

Hello again!  As you know we recently featured one of our favourite Australian chipboard manufacturers in partnership with MHC and now its time for another share from  a well-known member of their Design Team over at Twiddleybitz. Take a look at this summery-goodness from Trudi Harrison.

Trudi Says:

 The Twiddleybitz 12 x 12 shadow box has been altered in the bright happy colours from the The ScrapCake Summer City collection.  A medley of gorgeous Manor House Creations create a floral tropical oasis.  Some of the blooms were altered with colour mists to create a coordinated look with the fabulous colours of the papers.

The petite roses had a little white gesso applied to their tips.

A new Twiddleybitz Lighthouse overlay features.  This was altered with the assistance of one of the new masking templates –The shingles one has been used here.

Amongst the flowers sit some little ‘Twiddley’ sea friends – these were cut from the
‘Baby Sea Animals Border’

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Shadow Box – ‘Summer Lovin’ by Trudi Harrison

 Twiddleybitz – SB12001 12 x 12 Shadow Box, BOR031 Baby Sea Animals Border, SPK004 Steam Punk Clock With Gears, FLOR022 Long Flourish No Tail,

FRA010 Circle Journal Frame, FRA013 Ornate Circle Frame, OV017 Lighthouse Overlay, TEM009 Shingles Template

Manor House Creations – Petite Roses – Blue, Melon, White; Darling; Winter’s song –Mittens; Plain Janes; Taneisha

The Scrap Cake – Summer City Collection: Blue Lagoon, Paradise, Watermelon, 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Please visit Twiddleybitz for even more chipboard goodies.

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