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C’EST MAGNIFIQUE 1ST ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP ON NOW

Hi everyone and welcome to the C’est Magnifique Kits Blog Hop!!

If you’ve arrived here from Michelle Singh’s blog, then you’re right on track! If not, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE at the C’est
Magnifique Kits blog!

For the past year C’est Magnifique Kits has been bringing you their sophisticated and unique kits with paper and embellishments from all over the world! This month’s kit and add-ons feature some of our beautiful and perfectly coordinated flowers:

 

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.

 

MIXED MEDIA GRUNGE LO’S BY CATHY

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Hi Ladies,

I was inspired to create these 2 LO’s using tutorial’s from Pop and Colours #2 Workshop.  I had a lot of fun creating the mixed media backgrounds on these LO’s and of course couldn’t go past adding some Manor House flowers from the Spring 2013 Collection.

Love The Skin You’re In

 The blue minuettes and pink flowers from the LO pack – cheeky were a perfect match for the Starburst Sprays.  I altered the pink flower from the LO Pack by pulling apart the flower and using the top section, which I stamped in black with a chevron stamp and topped with recycled black fabric button.

 

FEATURING: C’EST MAGNIFIQUE KITS

Hello! Today we are thrilled to share with you, some projects and news from our of our retail outlets in USA….

C’est Magnifique Kits

This month they are having a sketch competition (see below) and guess what the prize is? …..you guessed it! MHC are giving away a RAK to one lucky person who participates. So let’s have a look at the sketch…

 

SKETCH WINNERS

We are always thrilled to receive entries to our monthly sketch competition. It’s so wonderful to see how others use MHC flowers. Here are this months entries based on Monika’s sketch…

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So, here’s a look at what our talented friends have created.

 

A BEAUTIFUL CANVAS

This beautiful canvas was created for the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo, by the very talented Nerrida Mitchell, and I have to say, it was one of the stars of the show. She has created an inviting little garden scene, featuring some stunning Manor House Creations flowers, and The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ papers.

 

A SHAPED CARD FROM NERRIDA

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great day! Over at The ScrapCake we are doing some work on a theme about shaped cards this month, so here is my creation.

I used a piece of packaging from a Pink Paislee product, traced around it and then machine stitched around the edge. I created the card front with pink cardstock as my base, using the ‘My Private Happiness’ papers, and then securing it all down using 3D foam to attach it all.

 

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.

 

A FLOWER OF A DIFFERENT COLOUR

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Are you ready to take an inspiring trip through our Manor House garden today. Our designers have once again created some stunning pieces to share with you.

MHC have a huge variety of flowers, in just about every colour imaginable, but, even with so many to choose from, sometimes, you will find that you just dont have that ‘perfect’ coloured flower that you need. So, we thought we would show you just how easy it is to alter our flowers, ever so slightly, and very easily, to match any project, and any colour imaginable.

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Firtly, Gwen has created a beautiful, heartfelt card, suitable for any occasion, and perfect for someone special. The pretty blooms frame the sentiment perfectly.

All our flowers take up ink so well, as you can see here, where Gwen has used Glimmer Glam to change the white ‘Ashlee’ bloom an impressive aqua colour. Notice how the blue edges of the Ashlee flower have given the flower a pretty, almost purple edge.

 

CARDS TO INSPIRE

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Hi eveyone, yay, its the weekend, and hopefully, time for some much needed crafting time out for lots of you. We have a gorgeous post today, full of wonderfully creative card ideas from our talented designers.

 

NEW CARD & LAYOUT KITS!

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Hello! We are excited to say that our new kits have been beautifully put together by some of our talented Design team  – Gwen Wruck and Nerrida Mitchell, and I think you’ll agree, they are just delicious!!! Take a peak….and don’t forget to ask your store to get them in OR if you are a teacher and want to run a class or 2, you can also purchase these through our wholesale website. They are great value and always feature our beautiful flowers & embellishments that we know you love!

SEPTEMBER CARD KIT

SEPTEMBER LAYOUT KIT

 

KITS NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

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We heard the cries: ‘We can’t get your beautiful products here!’  SO MHC is responding.

We have lovingly put together these 2 gorgeous kits which we have released on sale to you, our fabulous followers.

WOULD MAKE A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT!  (Tell hubby,  friend, SIL or MIL maybe).

 

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE FEBRUARY KIT

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Hey everyone…..welcome to our blog. Today we have LOADS of i to show you. C’est Magnifique has featured MHC flowers and the BELIEVE papers this month in their kit.

These kits are really popular, and you can see why – they always looks to delicious and inspiring. Take a look with me us at what some of the girls have created with the gorgeous kit.

 

SHOW KIT: TODAY LAYOUT INSTRUCTIONS

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TODAY layout from the show kit.

By Nerrida Mitchell.

SUPPLIES:

MME papers: Chalk studio x 4

Chalk Studio – sticker sheet “Labels”

Cardstock – Cream & black (or the black side of the TOGETHER paper).

Flower packs: Lazy Dayz – sunshine , Rue – white.

Loose flowers: Chantilly lace (teal) x 1, Festive – green x 2, Minuettes – red  x 4, Concerto x 2, Frilly roses (Bright yellow) x 1 bunch, Country roses (turquoise) x 1 bunch, Vine (red).

Wood buttons x 3

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HERITAGE CARDS

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HI everyone, Just a quick post as we are flat-out with filling orders for our wonderful customer stores. We recently sold a beautiful HARITAGE CARD KIT at the Brisbane expo and have been getting requests for pictures of the cards. Finally we have found the box with them in (phew!) and have taken some photos for you. They are fairly straight forward and should be easy to copy if you need to, or just use them for inspiration.

Have fun!

 

CARD COLOUR COMBINATIONS

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Welcome to our blog! Wow, we think you’ll just love these cards because the colours are just inspirational…..take a look at these combinations – just SOOO pretty.

Lets start with this gorgeous colour combination of more unusual colours, yet Elena has made them work an absolute treat together.

 

STARTING JUNE IN STYLE

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Hello, and welcome.

For those in Australia, welcome to the first day of winter. Some of you will be dreading the cold weather, but for me, it means I have an excuse to be inside, in my little craft room, creating!

We have some gorgeous work to share with you today, I’m sure there will be something here to inspire you, and get the creative juices flowing.

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SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT

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As you have probably noticed, our gorgeous new ‘Great Gatsby’ collection is full of stunning, rich, and bold colours. We thought it might be fun to show you a colour combination that you may not have thought of, let alone tried before. I would never have thought that red and purple together in a project could work, but, well, take a look at what our design team have done below, and Im sure, after seeing these, you too will be a convert.

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Alicia has used the bright colours, while still managing to keep her usual soft, romantic style

 

IN THE PRESS

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Our flowers have been appearing on projects far and wide recently. We are noticing them popping up so much more among the pages of crafting magazines, both here in Australia, and overseas. We thought it would be fun to showcase some of the beautiful creations we have come across in the magazines, here on our blog. We plan to make this post a regular event, so, please, if you have had any creations featuring Manor House Creations products published in a magazine, anywhere in the world, we would love to have to chance to share them with everyone.

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 We have a few creations from our design team to kick things off.

Heather McMahon - Scrapbook Creations – Issue 97

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MHC AT THE SCRAPBOOKING EXPO

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Yes, last year we were SWAMPED by customers who just couldn’t get enough of our flowers and its all happening again this year!  We are at STAND 47 – right opposite the stage.

We will have all of our new collections there, as well as the favourites and past collections (well, what’s left, that is!) Yes we are selling out now…THANKYOU for loving our flowers. And yes, there will be discounted prices!!

Stop by and say ‘hi’ . Meet some of the Design team.  And yes, you are MOST welcome to take photos of the projects at the show – in fact, we encourage it!

See you there!!!

 

FOR THE GIRLS IN MY LIFE

Alicia Barry, My Little Girl

Hi everyone, Alicia here with you today with some girly layouts to share with you.

The first one is a typically girly layout of my little princess. With two older brothers, it is so nice to have a little girl to scrap, especially with so many wonderful MHC flowers for inspiration.  I adore the Watermelon coloured flowers. They are such a gorgeous shade of pink, and team really well with paler shades too.

See how the black centres of the watermelon Rue flower works in so well with the black spots on the pretty Powder Puff flowers.

 

AND LOVE AS LONG AS YOU LIVE

Hi there – Linda here today with a couple of cards perfect for brightening someone’s day.

First of all the card that inspired my blog post title today….I just love this quote……

The floral cluster on my card is made up of these sweet blooms - Springtime Lavender; Capri Gold Rose and a Glitter Rose in white.

 

ALTERED AND AMAZING

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Hi, and welcome to our blog today. You will be so glad you called in, as we have a very special treat for you from the incredibly talented Joanne Bain. Just take a look at these stunning creations

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Joanne shares  ”This was one of those fake book type boxes that you can get to hide keys and other valuables in, in you bookcase. Well not anymore…lol. It is now what I call a Vintage Trinket Box.

I scraped a little of the glitter away from the mini roses to make them
a little plainer

 

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.

 

A SCRAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL

Goodmorning, we do hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, no matter where you are. Maybe you are lucky enough to be having a creative, scrappy weekend, and if so, then we have the post for you. Our new design team girls have been hard at work, and have created some truly stunning projects to share with you today…

Elena has created a wonderful, mixed media style layout, and has given the flowers a soft shabby look, by randomly painting some GESSO over them.

 

SUMMER COLLECTION SNEAK PEAK!

OK, this is what you’ve been waiting for….more luscious flowers. AND they have lost weight for summer.

COMING VERY SOON!

 

A LITTLE REMINDER!

Hi everyone!  Don’t forget about the fantastic offer from MHC to get some free flowers. All you have to do is recommend MHC flowers to your loacl craft or scrapbook store, send us your details, and if that store makes their very first order with us, YOU GET FREE FLOWERS!

Offer open to first order stores only.

 

COMING TO AUSTRALIA SOON!

Have you seen the sneak peaks of the newest collection by Karola Witczak?  well, here it is…..

And it includes a free bonus in the 6×6 paper pad.