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A special treat for you

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Goodmorning everyone,

Today, we have a special treat from one of our lovely scrappy friends, PATTI HAMIL has been kind enough to join us today, to share with you a wonderful idea she had for making our flowers even more beautiful.

Begin with a 4 cm x 18 cm strip of jute ribbon in moss green colour

Using your thumb and pointer finger, gather the jute, holding securely in the centre

Secure together with a T pin or similar

I then attached a COUNTRY LANE FLOWER IN GREEN to the centre

Products used: MHC flowers, Country lane-green.

This was a simple little bloom to make, and you can gets lots of different looks with the different colors of Jute. And the Manorhouse blooms are just perfect, there is such a wide range of colors and sizes!!!

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Thank you Patti for sharing you wonderful layout, and great idea with us.

While on the Blog hop

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We wanted to thank everyone who joined in our May blog hop, it was a huge success and we gave away some wonderful Manor House Creations prize packs to the lucky winners.

While you were on the hop you may have noticed some of these amazing creative works from our very talented design team. Here are few samples we hope you’ll enjoy revisiting.

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This stunning gift box was created by the lovely Linda Langes. The rich purples are just gorgeous with her selection of Manor House flowers and leaves. 

Gift Box by Linda Langes 

Products: Frosting, Taneisha, Cutie Pies

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Jeni created this page as a celebration of Mother Earth. The beautiful fabric flowers provide such a lovely contrast to the deep blues and greens. I love to add texture to my pages and these material blooms are wonderful.

Layout by Jeni O’Connor

Products: Handkerchief

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Joanne Bain created this striking, fun page filled with boyish charm. She added splashes of flowers to  her fabulous layout.

Products: Country Lane

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Monika Martinson made this beauty. A lovely card in soft, pretty florals that is perfect for any occasion.

Products: Wishes, Plain Jane.

Thanks to everyone who made out blog hop such a incredible success. Don’t forget to drop by and check out our awesome designer’s blogs.

Manor House features Flying Unicorn -Week 4

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Welcome! This is week 4, and our final week  in our series of sponsorship of Flying Unicorn. Their Flower Fantasy celebrations have been going on over at Flying Unicorn  http://flyingunicornforums.com/photos.html for the month of May, to celebrate the coming of the Northern Spring.

From the Flying Unicorn, “The Flying Unicorn is a US based online scrapbook store and kit club that not only carries many of the products you know and love, but also specializes in one of a kind, hard to find papers and products.”

“Manor House has joined with The Flying Unicorn to host a Flower Fantasy during the entire month of May and each week we’ll be posting a challenge in the Flying Unicorn Forums featuring flowers, lots of flowers!  Our creative team and the Manor House creative team will share example projects to inspire your creativity and get you going on the challenges.  Every week a winner will be randomly selected from the challenge entries to win a RAK of Manor House flowers!  How cool is that?”

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This week brings the creative spotlight onto the world of tags.  Aren’t tags such wonderfully versatile art pieces. They can be used as a card, they’re great for journalling on a scrapbooking layout, or just as an embellishment for your page. I know you’ll enjoy the collective creative works from Manor House’s Linda Langes and the team from Flying Unicorn.

First up are two from the lovely Linda Langes. Her first tag is soft and pretty with a touch of bling, in the light pinks and blues and greens.

“Remember” tag by Linda Langes

 Products: Sprinkles

Linda’s second tag is bright and playful. Perfect for the Party Time flowers.

“Love” tag by Linda Langes. 

Products: Party time

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Frank Garcia  http://magicscrapbook.blogspot.ca/ a member of the Creative Team at Flying Unicorn has created two lovely tags for this week’s challenge.

Here are Frank’s fabulous tags. His first one is in the striking masculine tones of yellow and brown. He has spritz the blooms to match perfectly.

Tag by Frank Garcia
 
Frank says, “Working with Manor House flowers has been a complete fun experience. These flowers are so versatile and great to ink, mist and distress. For the first tag I misted some of the wonderful Plain Jane flowers as well as a gorgeous Shimmers in snow with some gold glimmer mist, its amazing how well these lovely flowers absorb color, so amazing!”
 
 
Product: Plain Jane, Shimmers.
 
 
Frank’s second tag, using soft colours of pinks and purple has a gentle ethereal feel to it.
 
 
Tag by Frank Garcia.
 
From Frank,” For my second tag I used a more purple color palette with some darker colors, so to add a bit of pop I used some of the beautiful sprinkles flowers in pink and a gorgeous Country Lane flower in purple, really beautiful flowers indeed!” 
 
 
Products: Sprinkes, Country Lane 
 
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Maggi Harding http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.ca/ PR Director from Flying Unicorn, has created two beautiful tags for this week’s challenge. Her first one, is so fresh and light in stunning lime elements.
 
 
“Joy” tag by Maggi Harding
 
From Maggi, “I’ve had a real garden in my scraproom this month with all the beautiful Manor House flowers I received! On this first tag I used the sweet Sprinkles flower in lime, they are the perfect size for tags and go perfectly with the Scrapcake My Private Happiness collection that I chose.  It’s a simple pocket tag, I just fussy cut the scalloped edge and attached that to a tag I cut from another paper making a pocket to hold one of the precut tags in the collection.  The smaller tag is the perfect size to hold a gift card and slip into the pocket.” 
 
 
Products: Sprinkles- lime.  The Scrap Cake: My Private Happiness.
 
Maggi’s second tag is truly inspirational. I just adore the way she has incorporated the stamped images with her pp and matched her Manor House flowers so beautifully.
 
 
Tag by Maggi Harding.
 
Maggi says, “I also used the Sprinkles flowers on my 2nd tag but this time I dyed them black and copper using alcohol ink so that the flowers would match my papers. The fun thing for me about this tag is that I stamped and embossed the Chinese characters that you see and they spell my given name, Margaret. I was named after an aunt and she traveled to China and brought back this stamp.”
 
 
Product: Sprinkles (misted)
 
From the Flying Unicorn Creative team, “Thank you Manor House for sharing your beautiful blooms with the Creative Team at the Flying Unicorn!”
 
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We want to thank Alda and the Creative Team from Flying Unicorn for their wonderful creations using Manor House products throughout the month of May and for sharing their inspirational talent. A special mention to Maggi Harding, PR director at Flying Unicorn for all her co-ordination of their Creative Team. 
 
 

Manor House sponsors Flying Unicorn- Flower Fantasy Week 2

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We’re here again to celebrate May, the month of flowers. It’s also the month for Mums/ Moms. What nicer gift is there than to give some stunning flowers.

Throughout May we’re sponsoring the team at Flying Unicorn in their Flower Fantasy celebrations.

http://flyingunicornforums.com/photos.html

From the Flying Unicorn, “The Flying Unicorn is a US based online scrapbook store and kit club that not only carries many of the products you know and love, but also specializes in one of a kind, hard to find papers and products.”

“Manor House has joined with The Flying Unicorn to host a Flower Fantasy during the entire month of May and each week we’ll be posting a challenge in the Flying Unicorn Forums featuring flowers, lots of flowers!  Our creative team and the Manor House creative team will share example projects to inspire your creativity and get you going on the challenges.  Every week a winner will be randomly selected from the challenge entries to win a RAK of Manor House flowers!  How cool is that?”

LINDA LANGES is Manor House Creations’ representative and Flying Unicorn’s guest this week.
This week the challenge at Flying Unicorn is cards. We have an incredible selection to show from the combined talents of Manor House and Flying unicorn.

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Our first card is from Linda. She has created this beautiful card using MHC delicious Meringue flower. She’s also incorporated The Scrap Cake’s, “One Moment in Time” soft flourishes to provide a beautiful setting.

Card by Linda Langes

Products used: Meringue, The Scrap Cake pp- One Moment in Time

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Here’s another fabulous one from Linda. I love the shaped design of this and the sweet banner ribbons.

Card by Linda Langes

Products used: Sprinkles- lime, Country Lane. The Scrap Cake pp: The Bright Side of Life

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Denise Jensen one of our guests this week, from Flying Unicorn Creative Team has made this truly amazing “flower pot “card.   Denise’s card was created from a template at http://itzuvit.blogspot.com/2009/11/flower-pot-shaped-card.html.  Just look at this stunning array of blooms!

You can see Denise’s blog here. http://vintagescrappin.blogspot.ca/

Card by Denise Jensen

The tag insert lifts out to reveal your personal message. Isn’t that a wonderful design element?

Products:  Tropics Islander- Meringue, Country Lane, Sprinkles - Lime and Pink, Sugar and Spice, Party Time- Frosting, Tropics Islander-  painted with Glimmer Glam (it was white)

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Laura Gilhuly, also a Flying Unicorn Designer guest has created two lovely cards in beautiful contrasting palettes. Firstly, a gorgeous card for any occasion using pp from The Scrap Cake’s “My Private Happiness” collection, highlighting the Spring pinks and greens. Laura says. “I punched a line and then cut and glued each piece on the card. I also fussy cut the two scalloped circles out of  “The Scrap Cake” paper.

Laura can be found http://angelbearscraps.blogspot.ca/

Card by Laura Gilhuly

Products: Sprinkles – pink,  Shimmers – blue ice

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Our last card for our fabulous display is a sweet birthday card from Laura in the subtle purple and blue tones. Laura’s says her “… second card is made from 7 Dots paper which matched perfectly with the beautiful Manor House flowers. I punched the bottom edge of the card to add some drama and added a few gems.” The swirly shape was cut using her Cricut.

Laura has blended a fabulous mix of Manor House Creations flowers to make a precious card for a lucky birthday girl.

Card by Laura Gilhuly

Products: Shimmers – snow, Country Lane – charm, Sprinkles.

Thanks to the wonderfully talented team at Flying Unicorn for their fabulous creations. Drop in here  http://flyingunicornforums.com/photos.html to see Manor House’s Linda Langes featured and join in this week’s card challenge.

A wintery bird house

Today, we have something vey special to share with you. Our very talented Nerrida has been working her magic, and has created this floral masterpiece. This beautiful birdhouse features lots of Manor House Creations flowers, along with The Scrapcakes  ‘My private hapiness’ collection. Nerrida has added some white acrylic paint to the flowers petals to make the birdhouse look a little more ‘wintery’, but the colours remain pretty and cheerful.

Birdhouse by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Taneisha, Country Lane – Quaint, Cottage Garden – Fragrance, Blossoms – party mix. The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ papers.

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A TSC dollhouse

NERRIDA has been busy making us this doll house for her little girl – all done in papers from The Scrapcake, featuring “The Bright side of Life” collection.

The front features the Country Lane – pink flowers, plus The Tropics – By the Pool, and finished off with a couple of medium-sized rose leaves.

The inside, tastefully decorated with The Scrapcake papers. Nerrida used the 6″ paper pad for all the floor rugs.

And the pelmets were made from the 7×12″ borders sheet.

 

Once filled with doll house furniture, the whole project comes together beautifully.

A doll house any little girl would love…..

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