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

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

 

APRIL GUEST DESIGNER – TRUDI HARRISON

We are thrilled to have the amazingly talented Trudi Harrison grace us with her talent this month and as she is also a Design Member of The Scrapcake, she has her very first project to share with us using some of the papers and, of course, some Manor House flowers, on this gorgeous little dressform. Just take a look…

Hi, Trudi here with a little altered project to share with you all.

It is currently Autumn or ‘Fall’ for our OS friends here at the moment.   The colours of the leaves about my place are glorious and I have taken some colour inspiration from them for my following project.

 

GUEST DESIGNER -TRUDI HARRISON (PART 2)

It is our absolute pleasure to have the immensely talented  TRUDI HARRISON as our guest designer this month. We have already seen a fabulous dressform created by Trudi and now we have some amazing layout to share…her style is so unique, it just grabs your attention.

Here’s what Trudi had to say about these gorgeous layouts:

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GUEST DESIGNER – JASMINE SHEA

It is our absolute pleasure to welcome the incredibly talented JASMINE SHEA to the MHC Blog as this months guest designer.

 

ANOTHER TSC SNEAK PEAK

We are thrilled to announce that The Scrapcake have a talented new artist amongst them – Agnieszka Anna who has just released her very first TSC collection – very soft, pretty and dreamy and we are sure you will like it!

Take a look…..

These lovely papers, along with Karola’s new collection “MY PRIVATE HAPPINESS” should be arriving on Australian shores very soon – hopefully very early in February!

 

INTRODUCING MORAG

Morag was chosen to join the Manor House team because of her style and amazing work with flowers and Off-the-page projects. Just wait till you see one of her cakes!

 

INTRODUCING MELINDA

Melinda was chosen because of her bold use of flowers and style. She is very clever at using flowers on her ‘boyish’ pages.

 

INTRODUCING DELAINA

Delaina was asked to be part of the team not only because of her talent with design, her skill with fussy cutting and attention to detail, but also because she teaches techniques and step x step projects by video. We hope to show you one very soon – stay tuned.

 

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – HEATHER MCMAHON

Hi, and welcome.

Continuing our month long designer spotlight, today, we are featuring some of Heather McMahons lovely work.

Heather shares a little about her style, and about how she goes about creating her wonderful creations.

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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.

 

MOLLY’S SCRAPBOOKING STORE

Hi everyone!  We are always thrilled when an international store orders from MHC because it means that even more of you have access to our beautiful flowers to use on your creations. So today we are featuring one those stores Molly’s Scrapbookingwith some gorgeous and very different layouts from their Design team, in Sweden.

 

INTRODUCING JOANNE (AKA JO)

Joanne was chosen to be on the Design Team because of her bold designs, often using white backgrounds and gorgeous use of lots of  flowers.

Joanne Bain

 

CANVAS BY TIFFANY

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Hello everyone. Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you.

Here is the canvas. I used lots of sprays and textures.

 

OUR VERY FIRST GUEST DESIGNER

Please help me make our very first ever Guest Designer feel welcome.

GAYLE PRICE

Gayle has done ana amazing job using the TSC ‘Little Monsters’ papers and our Manor House Creations flowers.

 

GUEST DESIGNER – ANGELLA PEARDON

We are so thrilled to welcome Angella Peardon, the OFF-THE-PAGE queen, as our Guest designer this month.

Some of you have already been lucky enough to attend Angella’s scrap say and use our brand new Country Estate papers, and now we can show you even more exciting project from her. Just take a look at these! this first project features our COUNTRY ESTATE collection.

 

GUEST DESIGNER JENNIFER HODGE

Hi, and welcome,

It is our great pleasure to welcome our guest designer

JENNIFER HODGE

to our blog today

 

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – MELINDA THOMPSON

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Hello, so glad you could join us for yet another design team feature, this time, we are showcasing some of MELINDA THOMPSON’S amazing work.

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HAPPINESS IS CATCHING – SONIA THOMASON

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I love it when you look at photos and you can’t help but smile or laugh! I find photos of children are often like that, pure joy on their faces as they enjoy the wonders of life. This photo of Isabella is one of my favourites – the camera has caught her at a moment of pure happiness and it sure is catching!
The gorgeous background on the Thoughts Wandering ‘Beautiful’ paper provides a perfect backdrop to your photos with it’s neutral tones

I have used some mists over the page just to highlight the soft blue around the paper and in the flowers and a splash of beetroot colour to pick up the pop of colour from the Country Rose:

 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE – LAYOUT BY CATHY CAFUN

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Hi Everyone,

As some of you may know, I am on the Design Team for Colour Stories Inspiration (CSI).  This week’s Color Stories Inspiration Challenge 137 was such a pretty colour palette, I just couldn’t resist adding some Manor House flowers to my layout.  Here is my interpretation of the challenge.

Anything is Possible

 

THOUGHTS WANDERING WITH TRUDI HARRISON

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Hi Lovely People,

Trudi with you today sharing something created from the THOUGHTS WANDERINGcollection where the emphasis is on ‘beautiful’.

The larger design element was first fussy cut from the the ‘Sail Away’ patterned paper and then popped aside.  It was later tucked in along the bottom of the photo.

To create the base of the layout – The ‘Postcards’ paper was trimmed and then affixed over the top (lighter side up) of the Sail Away paper. Before attaching add a little distressing to the edges.

Some background altering was added with a 12 x 12 mask and Lindy Stamp Gang sprays. When dry, a little white Gesso was randomly swiped over the top of the misting.

 

GREAT OUTDOORS

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Hello everyone. Tiffany here.

I have a layout to share with you. I used the gorgeous new collection Thoughts Wondering. This collection has gorgeous colors and perfect for lots of different types of projects.

Here are some more photos of the layout.

 

AMAZING NEW BEAUTIFUL YOU

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When I first opened my parcel with the new Manorhouse Creations collections in it I couldn’t believe how gorgeous everything was (I was lucky no one was around to video the happy dance I did!). I must admit that the ‘Beautiful You’ collection made my heart melt – perfection! So my first bit of creating had to be with this amazing range :)

Products used Paper Beautiful You Collection – So You and Journal Sheet; Flowers –Denim Rosette (light), Country Roses in Ivory and Azure Blue, Springtime in White and Vinette; Embellishments – Ornate Frame Regency in white and Wood Elements Heart Mail

The new Denim Rosettes are so soft and pretty and come in a variety of tones of blue and some patterns as well!

 

A LAYOUT WITH NADIA

Hey everyone, how are you all going?
I am here to share with you a layout I created for the Maja Design March moodboard challenge.
I have also used some BEAUTIFUL blue and white flowers from Manor House Creations and The Flying Unicorn also carries a wide variety of these flowers HERE
“Remember”
I finally got around to scrapping this photo of my really good friend Georgia Heald, taken in November of last year when she stayed with me and we went to Hedi Swapp’s class together. It was such an awesome time. She flew up from Tasmania and stayed with me for a couple of days and after speaking online all these years it was great to see we connected in real life as well.
 

ALTERED DRAWERS BY TRUDI HARRISON

Its a “hi’ from Trudi and a quick share of some mini drawers dusted with tons of beautiful MHC flowers.

MHC Products: Vinettes – DENIM and PINK, Colourwash Double Ups – SOFT DENIM and SOFT PINK, Layout Pack – FABULOUS, Minuettes – BLUE, Vine – PINK, Ornate Frame