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Layout by Nadia !

 Hey there everyone.
Today I am sharing a layout I created  Manor House Creations
 This was indeed a fun day back in November when my friend Georgia and I attended Heidi Swapp’s and Kim Jeffress’ classes !
I used a number of gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers here, from a variety of collections.
Manor House Creations – Tea Roses : Soft Gold
Manor House Creations: Letters From Paris
Manor House Creations : Blossom Believe
Crochet Heart: Manor House Creations
Doily Frame: Manor House Creations

My Mind’s Eye Pretty Things

I couldn’t contain my excitement when it was announced that Manorhouse Creations would be distributing the gorgeous My Mind’s Eye! They have always created amazing collections but I must admit to falling in love with the new Record It! Pretty Things Collection. In particular the 8 x 10 Word Art sheets just jumped out at me. Once I had them there was one major stumbling block – they were just too pretty to use! Every so often something comes along where I want to buy two of it – one to use and one to keep in my stash and admire (now I know I’m not totally alone in feeling like this LOL!) How pretty is this pack?

MME Pretty Things


I had previously bought some clipboards from Typo and knew that these gorgeous papers would be perfect for ‘dressing’ them up. This is the original clipboard next to one I had a play with:



Products used: My Mind’s Eye 8 x 10 Word Art Sheets Record it! Pretty Things, Manorhouse Creations flowers Concerto, Tea Rose and Rose Leaves



Now I had so much fun with this one that I couldn’t stop at one and kept going!


Products used: My Mind’s Eye 8 x 10 Word Art Sheets Record it! Pretty Things, Manorhouse Creations flowers Concerto, Tea Rose in Soft Gold, Floral Mix Arielle and Vinette in Chestnut



These are so simple to make and so much fun to have in your work area! Simply take your clipboard and use a Rusting powder to age your clip:


Once dry, I added a little bit of brown and black inks over the top of the rusting to add depth to the rusted finish. Next cover your clipboard with one of the Word Art Sheets:


I then stamped some ‘coffee rings’ onto the paper with brown ink followed by some misting:


Now your paper is nicely aged and distressed, it’s time to add in the fun embellishments! I wanted to pick up the gorgeous vintage tones of the paper along with the lovely pink in the flower image. Here are my two finished clipboards side by side (good job I made two because I think they are about to disappear into each of the girl’s rooms – they have been eyeing the clipboards up ever since I finished them!)


Happy creating!

Sonia x

Shabby Chic Birthday Cards by Cathy

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Hi ladies,

Today I have a set of 3 shabby chic birthday cards to share created with flowers and ornate frames from the Spring 2013 Collection.

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Enjoy Today

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On my 1st card I layered pp’s, an altered paper doily and a Pink Paisley doily diecut, which I embellished with a cluster of flowers.  I used the Ooh La La vintage flower and changed the pearl to match my colour scheme.  I also altered the cream minuette flower with touches of Glimmer Glam and Glaze, again to tie in with my colours.

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MHC product:  Ooh la la, Minuettes – cream pink grey

Birthday Greetings

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On the 2nd card I have used the ornate frame-scallop white backed with pp and embellished with cluster of flowers.  Just use a pencil to trace the inside of the frame as a template, cut 1/2cm around the pencil line, then adhere paper to back of frame with glue.

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MHC product:  Floral Mix – arielle, Mini Blush Roses – soft gold, Ornate Frames – scallop white

Happy Birthday

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On my last card I have used the ornate frame-gothic white which I backed with paper, and topped with a greeting sticker.

I embellished the frame with the camel coloured flower from the Floral Mix  tiffany pack, which I altered by pulling out the stamens and replacing with a wooden button topped with a pearl embellishment, and teamed with a soft gold tea rose.

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MHC product:  Floral Mix – tiffany, Tea Roses – soft gold, Ornate Frames – gothic white

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Keep Smiling by Trudi Harrison

Anoterh quick ‘hi’ from Trudi, sharing this layout I made for MHC.

Layout Keep Smiling by Trudi Harrison

MHC Products: Concerto, Vinettes – CHESTNUT, Vine – DARK PINK, Glitter Roses – RED

MHC_Layout Keep Smiling_Detail 1_Trudi Harrison

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Hope you enjoyed!

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.

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

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MHC_Altered Drawers_Detail 2_Trudi Harrison

MHC_Altered Drawers_Front View_Trudi Harrison

Hope you enjoy!

New 7 Dots Studio

My goodness did I do a happy dance when I saw the announcement that Manorhouse Creations were going to be carrying the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio! If you haven’t seen the new ranges you can pop over to the Manorhouse Creations website and start drooling here!

I had a play with the beautiful 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘What Wood U Say‘ which has this divine woodgrain finish:


Products used: 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘What Wood U Say’ and ‘Love Letter’ (used in strips under the photo). Manorhouse Creations flowers Colourwash Double Ups in Soft Pink, Letters From Paris, Floral Mix Melissa and Krystal, Razzles in Purple. Embellishments Ornate Frame Scallop in White.





Adding a little bit of Gesso to the flowers just helps the colours  of your flowers and other embellishments blend together.



The 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘Love Letter’ had a gorgeous vintage / distressed feel to it that all styles of scrapbookers are going to love!



Products used: 7 Dots Studio Messy Head ‘Love Letter’ and ‘Little Thoughts’. Manorhouse Creations flowers Ooh La La, Believe Blossom Mix and Leaves in Light Green. Embellishments Ornate Frame Flourish in Black.





The ‘When you’re around…’ saying has been cut from the Messy Head ‘Little Thoughts’ paper and then mounted with foam tape for dimension:



As you can see the range works equally well with vintage colours as it does with soft pretty ones. Enjoy creating with this fabulous new range!


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
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.
Materials List
Paper: Sofiero Collection
Flowers: Manor House Creations – Idyllic Cornflower, Layout Pack – Cheeky
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Ink: 13arts blue, 13arts black
Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz.
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