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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.

SOMETHING A LITTLE QUIRKY

We have something a little different, and alot adorable to share with you today, from the very talented Morag Cutts.

She created this cute parade float as part of a special ‘Homecoming’ parade at THE DIGICHICK blogspot.

A word from Morag, ‘I created a float with a large ‘cake’ base and topped it off with a bird cage.  The float is a vibrant mix of fuscia pink, tangerine and limes – perfect for an Indian summer!’

 

CARDS AND MORE

Hi, and welcome to our blog.

Today, we have some wonderful projects to share with you from our talented designer, Monika Martinson.

Monika has designed this lovely card, using our beautiful Fantasy flower as the main feature.

‘Thank you‘ card by Monika Martinson

MHC products used: Fantasy – moonlight, Idyllic.

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VIDEO: MAKING FLORAL VINES ***WIN A PRIZE***

Hi, it’s Jeni here with you today to show you a unique way to add Manor House flowers to your layouts by creating your own beautiful, handcrafted floral vines. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make and what a gorgeous embellishment they are for your pages.

Following is a list of the supplies you’ll need.

Supplies:

Manor House Creations flowers and leaves- 3 Whimsy flowers (from the Winter 2012 Collection), 3 large leaves, 2 small leaves.

Other: Florist wire – fine, Florist tape, adhesive.

Tools: Small pliers, wooden stick or tool for shaping wire.

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MOODY BLUES

Goodmorning.

We hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Today, we want to showcase a few of our ‘Blue’ flowers, as these seem to be few and far between in the crafting world. Our latest flower release features lots of blue flowers, in differing shades, and designs, here are just a few.

 Blue flowers are perfect to use on  a more masculine page, as seen below in both Melindas, and Joannes layouts. They look wonderful teamed with rustic brown and cream colour tones, as well as softer, pastel colours as in Joannes layout.

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WINTER BLUES

Winter is upon us here in Australia, and boy, dont we know it.

 Im not really a winter person, and much prefer the warmer months, but I do love snowy, wintery photos, and often wish we got more snow here in Australia, simply for the photo opportunities it offers.

Our design team were asked to create a winter layout, featuring the colours BLUE AND WHITE.  These colours would have to be my favourite way to scrap wintery photos. And our talented designers have outdone themselves with these snowy, wintery wonders.

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CANVAS FLOWER TIPS – BY MELINDA THOMPSON

Hi everyone,

Its Melinda Thompson here for my very first blog post!  Today I am going to share with you a few tips / techniques I used when I created my canvas.

As you can see I love layering up my flowers and I wanted to use some of these cute little white flowers and poke them into the larger flowers.  I didn’t want them looking lost, so I decided to add a little colour just to the centre of these flowers.  To do this all you need to do is pull the top off your mist bottle and gently pump some of the mist that is caught in the clear pipe directly into the centre of the flower.  This will spread slightly but will give the flower a gorgeous ‘centre’ colour.

 

AROUND THE WORLD- NORWAY

 Scrapbooking is a craft that brings our world just a little closer. It’s wonderful to see Manor House Creations reaching out and finding scrappers around the globe. Today we feature scrapbookers all the way from Norway. The scrappers from the north have such a wonderfully distinctive, arty style.

 The Scandinavian inspirational website recently featured work from their Design Team using some of our Manor House flowers.

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Silje Holm sent us this lovely layout honouring her father. She says, “On the layout you find pictures of my dad, and the words “Min helt” translates to My hero.” She usedShimmerz paints – Coloringz, to create her background.



THE COLOR ROOM TALENT – PALLETE 107

Hello! This is the 3rd week we are sponsoring THE COLOR ROOM and the next palette is up later today, but this last week’s palette was a really interesting one with rich reds, black and gold.  We just HAVE to share some of the layouts seen over at The Color Room – they are just fabtastic! Here’s what some of the TCR Design team did…

Layout by Eila Sandberg

Products used: Ballroom – Tango, Marguerite – Mocha.

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YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS

Manor House Creations is having its first ever blog hop. It begins THIS SUNDAY 6th of May at 8am (Australian Eastern Standard time) right here at the Manor House Creations blog, through until midnight on Tuesday 8th of May. There are 4 fabulous prize packs, chock full of beautiful Manor house creations flowers to be won.

 

THE COLOR ROOM TALENT – PALETTE 108

More amazing talent over at THE COLOR ROOM this week starting with the fabulous Design Team.  Such gorgeous colours too…. and just look at those flowers!

Yumi Takasaki

Products used: Country lane – green, Taneisha.

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ALTERED FLOWERS BY JO

Hello, and welcome once again to Manor House Creations blog.

Today we have a very special treat for you from our very own JOANNE BAIN.

Every layout Jo does is beautiful, but this one, I must say is a stand alone layout. The design, the colours, the photo, the whole package. Jo has also been very creative with her flowers here.

This is what she had to say

“I have pulled away the backing layer petals leaving only the top layer petal of some of the SPRINKLES flowers to allow for a smaller petite flower. I re-coloured the CUTIE PIES using some white paint to fit with my colour theme. The FANTASY flower has been used as the base for my flower cluster”

 

DESIGN TEAM – SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT

Our Design team were given total freedom to create anything they wanted to. This is a great opportunity to show you what a talented group of ladies we have here at Manor House Creations. Just take a look below.

Firstly, is this beautiful Autumn inspired layout from MELINDA THOMPSON.

 

CREATIVE SCRAPPERS

Here at Manorhouse Creations we love to show our support of the scrapbooking industry by our sponsorship.This month we are so pleased to sponsor the team at CREATIVE SCRAPPERS, a Canadian sketch blog.

Here’s the sketch from Creative Scrappers.

 

THE STARS OF THE SHOW….THE FLOWERS

Hi everyone! Today we asked our DT to make the flowers that stars of the show by using a white background for their layout and using the flowers as the main design feature. have a look at what they’ve done.

 

WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE?

Hi again! So our new mini release is out now and should be hitting the stores very soon.  So we’d like to know, which are your favourites? These soft velvety touch flowers are so easy to work with at such a great size of 5cm in diameter and also nice and flat so the petals can easily be layered with other flowers. We know you’ll love the quality and feel of these. Lets start with a beautiful layout from MELINDA and she has used the ‘Carnivale’ pack and also altered some of our flowers into a stunning red.

 

SIMPLE AND OH SO PRETTY

Hi, and welcome, once again to our blog.

Rae Cooper has created this cute little hair clip and bangle to share with us today. These little beauties are very quick, and simple to make, and are just so pretty every little girl ( and not so little girl)  in your life is going to want them.

 

ALTERING FLOWERS

Hope you are having a great day!  Today, our DT girls are going to show you how easy it is to alter some of our flowers . Let’s have a look and see what they’ve come up with. Hope it inspires you.

MONIKA has used misting and layering.

Monika has layered the blossoms with the Plain Janes and misted some of the other flowers to make some gorgeous new colours.

 

THE SCRAPCAKE – SHARING SOME LOVE

With Manor House Creations being the Australian Distributor for The Scrapcake papers, we are always delighted to see what can be done with their collections, and KAROLA WITCZAK has a page to share with you today around the February theme of love.

This stunning layout by Karola using her very new, hot off the press, My Private Happiness collection, which is arriving at MHC very soon.

 

OTP FUN!

Hello again! And we have some more OTP loveliness to share with you from our DT today…. let start with LENE and her adorable frame of her girls.

 

PUBLISHED

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great day.  We love to share with you, the talents of our design team so today we have some fabulous layout by out of our DT girls, NERRIDA, who is on the Design Team for a fairly new Australian Magazine called Australian Scrapbooking Ideas.  As you can see, she has used some of our yummy MHC flowers.

 

PETITE AND PRETTY

Hello!  As many of you will know by know, MORAG is one of our talented Design team girls that has an amazing imagination when it comes to Off-the-Page projects. Today she has prepared this very pretty jewelry stand dressform using MHC flowers.  You can just imagine it sitting on your dressers or drawers, can’t you?

Products used: Marguerite – apricot, Tiana, Wishes – Peace, Rose leaves.

 

ITS PARTY TIME!

A BRAND NEW flower range from Manor House Creations called PARTY  TIME!  In this mini release, there are lots of bright pretty colours, just perfect for that celebration such as a birthday, dance party, even anniversary! We’ve thought of every occassion. Take a look at these…

And we think you’ll love the sizes, some at just 3cm in diameter, like out party lights and sprinkles…a party of flowers!

And here’s just a few examples of how they can be used to brighten any project…

 

WHAT EVERY LITTLE GIRL NEEDS

Hello!  Well RAE COOPER has been at it again and dreaming up some more amazing creations, this time for little girls, using our brand new PARTY TIME flowers called what else…Garden party & Tea Party packs.  What little girl wouldn’t flip out over this….. and so easy to do as Rae shows.

 

GERRY SHOWING US HER STYLE.

Gerry always puts such love into her layouts. This is obvious by the way she spends so much time fussy-cutting and layering all the pieces of her projects and here she has shown us once again, the love for her work. This breath-taking layout uses some of our Taneisha flowers, which are proving pretty populat due to how easily they tuck into a flower arrangement to add that extra little something.

Take a look at this masterpiece…

 

A FLOWERY BIRDCAGE

Hello!  Nerrida here and today I wanted to share with you this little birdcage that was hanging on my girls room, looking a bit sad and plain.  I couldn’t resist going crazy with flowers all over it! I could have added more but I didn’t want to use up all my beautiful Manor House flowers at once!

 

GIVEAWAY REMINDER!

Don’t forget…….our flower giveaway only has 5 days to go!  For your chance to win, here’s what you have to do.

TO WIN…….

*  ‘Follow’ our blog

* Leave a comment about Manor House Creations flowers – what you think, what you love, what you don’t love…we want to know!

* Leave this image and a link to this post, on your blog.

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The prize winners will be chosen at the end of the month (31st January, 2012)  for the best and most useful comments. MHC want feedback!

 

A SCRAPCAKE SHOWCASE OF TALENT

Hi everyone!

We just wanted share some projects with you. As some of you know,KAROLA WITCZAK has created some truly beautiful collections for The ScrapCake this year and we are constantly blown away by her work. Also we are privileged to have GERRY VAN GENT accept a position as a ‘Lady of the House’ for MHC this year and NERRIDA MITCHELL, who also designs for The ScrapCake. These talents combined just leave our jaws on the ground sometimes with their beautiful and eye-catching creations.  I just had to share some of their new projects with you, as they have  included MHC flowers as part of the showcase of their amazing work. Please sit back and enjoy these. You’ll be as amazed and inspired as we are, I am sure!

 

DT SUMMER COLLECTION INSPIRATION

The DT girls have been hard at it again, working on some fabulous inspiration for you using our brand new Summer Collection.  We really hope you love our new flowers – bigger choice, more colours and lots of different sizes AND not so bulky for many of them.

Take a look at these…

 

DT INSPIRATION – SPRING COLLECTION

Hi everyone!  The Manor House Creations DT girls have got some amazingly wonderful inspiration for you today, using some of  our earlier release, the Spring flowers collection.

 

A WHEELBARROW FULL OF BEAUTY

Just when we think the fabulous DT have totally outdone themselves, and can’t do any better, they surprise us yet again. Todays wonderful creation is from Rae Cooper.

Isnt this just the prettiest thing you have ever seen? It would make a perfect centrepiece in your home, or, if you can bear to part with it; the perfect gift for someone special.

Rae has chosen a perfectly coordinated selection of flowers from our Summer 2011 release. And Im sure you will agree, it is a masterpiece.