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

MORE CARD INSPIRATION

Well, here we are again as promised with some more card creations from our talented designer Jeni O Connor.

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Firstly, Jeni has created this bright, fun card perfect for any occasion

Jeni has misted the Idyllic flowers to match her papers

 

OTP INSPIRATION

Today, we have a truly beautiful creation from Morag to share with you.

She really has outdone herself here, as Im sure you will agree. This beautiful mixed media piece includes just the right amount of ink, paint and texture. The pretty blue, green and white are a perfect colour choice to highlight the MHC Winters song flowers at their best.

 

DT INSPIRATION Monika Martinson

Hello, and welcome once again to our blog.

Our designers have been hard at work creating some wonderful projects to share with you.

Firstly, this lovely layout from Monika Martinson. Monika has a unique style, she creates wonderful 8.5 x 11 sized layouts, in landscape format.

The pretty yellow and blue colour scheme is perfect for Monika’s beach layout.

 

CARD INSPIRATION

We have some wonderful card creations from out talented designers, to share with you today.

Firstly, our ‘card Queen’ Linda shares her gorgeous bright, fun card. This multi purpose card could be given for any occasion.

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION Jeni

Our designers have been hard at work, to bring to you, once again, some awesome creations, featuring our beautiful flowers.

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Take a look at this lovely layout from Jeni, featuring some of our ‘Winter release’ flowers.

 

DT INSPIRATION – FLORALS

Hi everyone!  Today’s inspiration, we focus on our floral-patterned flowers …starting with this one from YUKIKO. Red, pink and green make such a beautiful combination!

 

DT INSPIRATION – SHOWING US THEIR STYLE!

This month we gave our Design Team total freedom to create a project in whatever style they liked using whichever flowers they liked. Very inspiring girls! We love them all.

 

SEASIDE INSPIRATION

Mini albums are a great way to store memories without being overwhelming.  I created my mini book from scratch just using some chipboard, 12×12 cardstcok and the gorgeous Summer at the Seaside collection from Scrapcake.

I do like a little texture on my pages, so I teamed up the lovely Tropics by the Pool flowers with some leaves and shells.   I inked the background over a compass mask. The lighthouse was cut out of  Calm Sea  paper which is inked at the edges. Finally, I topped it all off with lots of glitter.
 

SOME 7 X12 INSPIRATION

Yes, The ScrapCake have provided us with an inovative size of 7×12 with their newer collection – so economical!  You can use them straight on a page, meaning very little or no waste, and they are PERFECT for card-makers.

Here’s what a couple of the DT girls came up with using this fabulous new size.

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION-Nadia

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Each month we love to let our designers just go with the flow and design whatever their creative heart wants to do. I just love being the reciever of all these LOVELY projects that come in. It so hard not to stop working and just throw opent he doors of my scrap cupboard or take off for the nearest shelf of Manor House goodies.

You can see why I feel like that again today…

This first project – a beautiful album, features our new flowers, and is from the very talented Nadia.

 

DT INSPIRATION-free style layouts

Hello again! As usual, each month, we ask our DT team to inspire you with their free-style layouts, where they choose any flowers they like to make a layout of their choice and they never disappoint! Take a look at these….

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION-from Elena

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.

 

DT INSPIRATION – PUBLISHED!

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a good day.  We know JENI from our DT did, when she heard the news that her layouts were being published in Scrapbook Creations.

Here’s 2 from JENI. Aren’t they stunning!

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION-Nerrida and Jeni

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.

 

FAMILY – THOUGHTS WANDERING COLLECTION

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Hi , Sonia posting here today using the amazing Thoughts Wandering collection. One of the promises we made our girls is that when we moved house we would get a puppy. Well he is here and boy has he made his presence felt in a very short time! The girls have just fallen in love with Tyson and it’s fabulous to see a strong bond developing between them already. It might even give me an excuse to try more boyish pages!  For this layout I’ve used the reverse side of the ‘Postcards’ paper. Don’t forget to check out the reverse sides of all of the Manor House Creations papers as they are just a fabulous as the ‘fronts’!!

 

BEAUTIFUL YOU INSPIRATION FROM MELINDA THOMPSON

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Hello to you all :)

I have recently completed a project using the very gorgeous “Beautiful You” paper collection as well as lots of stunning blooms! This paper range begs to be fussy cut so I cut out some of the flowers in the paper and arranged them on my layout. I used plain white cardstock for the base…which is so unlike me…but these colours look amazing and so crisp against a white background.

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Some closes ups…..love the hot pinks and bright yellows together.  I have mixed a matched flowers from new and past releases, the different sizes and styles look amazing together.  I have also used a Felt Doiley in Hot Pink and a lace flower (Lullaby) to add layers behind my photo.

 

SPRING IS BLOOMING

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Hi everyone – Sonia here with a bit of Springtime creating! I love this time of the year as the flowers start to bloom and the butterflies emerge, not to mention the sun starts to heat up a bit! The new Country Estate is a fabulous range to help get in the Spring mood and I used the gorgeous ‘New Day’ paper as the base for my layout – how beautiful are the images?!!

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION IN BLUES

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Welcome! Lets take a look at what our amazing DT has been up to this month. Gwen features first using our easy-to-use Sentiment banners – perfect for cards.

 

INSPIRATION FROM MELINDA

As some of you may know I am on the Creative Team at Flying Unicorn.  Flying Unicorn are major sponsors to the challenge site – CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration! So for the month of May the Creative Team have been invited to be Special Detectives. I was given this Case File No. and couldn’t wait to add lots of MH flowers to my layout.

The Case File looks like this:

My take on this challenge :

“Hello Little One”

 

VALENTINES DAY CARD INSPIRATION

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Its nearly THAT time again – Valentines day is February 14th and who doesn’t love to get a card, or send a card to that someone special. Lets see if we can inspire you to make one.

Nerrida Created this one (which appeared in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft this last month).

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION-Elena Olinevich

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We are here to inspire you once again. Ready?

The BELIEVE papers are just so classic, but also, very versatile, as are our flowers, and here is a perfect example of just how completely different paths that different artists can take using MHC products.

This first layout is from Elena using our BELIEVE papers mixed with some brighter colours .

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION FROM OUR TEAM

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Hello and thankyou for dropping by today to see what we have for you. First up, a very tropical layout from Heather…..beautiful colours!

Let’s take a closer look…

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION with Alicia’s

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Hello! Today we have some inspiration for you featuring, of course, our beautiful MHC flowers. Lets kick things off with Alicia’s layout in pretty pastels.

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION-Heather McMahon

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Hi, and welcome to our blog today. Do we have a treat for you. We have a mammoth post to share with you, full of gorgeous floral creations from our amazing design team ladies. We are sure you are going to be just as blown away as we are.

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AN INSPIRATION OVERLOAD

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Hello everyone, and happy ‘Saturday’ to you all. Today, being the first day of the weekend, we thought we would try to get those creative juices flowing, by giving you an ‘inspiration overload’. We love to see what our fans create, and love to share them will everyone in our monthly ‘You’ve been spotted’ segment. So get creating, and email your projects in to us, for a chance to be one of our featured artists for March.

Our design girls are second to none, as Im sure you will agree. They really have outdone themselves this time, just take a look below.

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 This amazing canvas was designed by ELENA. The clever mixed media techniques, along with a stunning collection of Manor House Flowers compliment the beautiful photo of Elena perfectly.

 

GIFT IDEAS TO INSPIRE

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Well, Christmas is over for yet another year, but, if you are like me, it just seems to come around again way too fast. I have grand plans of making hand made cards and gifts for all my family members,but, time always runs out, and I never end up doing half of what I planned to do. So, my plan is to start now, surely if I start in January, I can get them finished by December right?. So, here are just a few more wonderful ideas from our design team girls, both for Christmas, and other occasions, in the hopes that I can get myself, and you guys motivated to start creating some beautiful handmade cards,and gifts, all ready for next year.

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Karola truly is a genius when it comes to making stunning tags. And, its not too late to create some of these adorable tags, designed the welcome in the new year.

 

DESIGNER INSPIRATION

Hello,

Today, we have some lovely layouts to share with you from a few of our talented designers.

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Firstly, we have a wonderful  layout from Melinda. In typical Melinda style, she has used lots of layers,ink, paint and all things gorgeous, to create her beatiful page.

 

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.

 

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.