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Designer inspiration – Believe papers.

Time to inspire you…..our team have been busy again with some gorgoeus creations for you to pour over. Let’s take a look.





Layout by Elena Olinevich

Products used: Believe papers. Krystal floral mix, Minuette – pink mix, Concerto, Letter from Paris, Ooh la la, Ornate frames – Gothic – whitem Flexible words – DREAM – white.

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Layout by Tiffany Morgan

Products used: BELIEVE paper collection, Idyllic  – white, Tea roses – black, Ashlee – blue,

Album covers & ornate frames by Elena

Today we have a very pretty selection of coordinated album covers from the talented Elena. each one uses one of our very popular ORNATE FRAMES, showing how quick and easy they are to use, yet also versatile.



This one has used the SCALLOP – WHITE frame and Elena has altered it to suit. All our Ornate Frames can be altered & coloured.


She has made this smaller notebook to co-ordinate – so cute.


This one below uses the GOTHIC – WHITE frame.  GirlCover


This last one uses the GOTHIC – BLACK frame – so quick and easy to use, no altering needed.




Please try them – if you don’t own a die cutter machine, or even if you do, we know you’ll love them!

By Elena Olinevich

Products used: Ornate frames – Gothic & Scallop, Layout pack – Classy, Layout pack – Cheeky, tea roses – soft gold, Minettes – pink mix, Melissa floral mix.

A card tutorial from Elena

After cleaning my table I always find some leftovers and scraps that are worth to be saved for the next projects.
So here is an easy tutorial on creating pretty card just using everything left on your table.
  I collected some paper scraps, fabric strip and the pink flowers I didn’t use, I added the other one.
1. Add some collage work on your background with the scrap papers, fabric, lace trims.
2. Cover everything with gesso, then mist some parts with your favorite colors.
4. I added a big flower, made of feathers and threads. Fascinating Mocha, I brushed it with gesso in one direction, so the feathers are collected in one.
5. Also I colored the feathers too with gesso, added some burgundy petals. Remove the center from the Fairy floss – soft pink , put it in to the middle of the feathers , and the other part just hide under the big flower.
  add some embellishments.
  And here you go with an elegant card.

VIDEO CLASS with Elena

Hello, hello! Well who doesn’t love to watch to see just how a clever designer puts together a masterpiece – especially when it looks so complicated at first glance, but when shown little by little, we see suddenly that we can achieve something similar – at the very least, we can give it a go.


Let’s see how Elena put this beautiful canvas together.

Here’s a few close-ups for you to study if you feel like you can tackle something on a canvas too.

Designer inspiration

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.





732112310Album by Nadia Cannizzo.

Products used: Letters from Paris, Tea Roses – Soft Gold, Blossoms – Believe, White ornate Gothic Frames.

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This fun layout from Elena just makes you want to grab the nearest bottle of spray and flowers and go crazy.





Layout by Elene Olinevich.

Products used: Sunflower – White, Razzles – Red, Idyllic – oatmeal (all misted).

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This breathtaking layout from Trudi is amazing to look at….it has SO much depth and colour. Rich and beautiful.

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Class layout by Trudi Harrison

MHC Products: Romance Devoted, Glitter Roses – Pink, Springtime – White

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And this last one from Cathy, whose made a gorgeous job of using contrasting colours of black, white & pink.

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OK, off you go…CREATE!

Inspired cards

Hello…its that time again when we like to try and inspire all you fellow-card makers out there. We have some more lovely cards to share with you using our MHC flowers…..hope they inspire you too!

Some of these cards use our newest release flowers & papers and even the packaging the flowers came in – very clever huh?




Card by Sonia Thomason.

Products:Papers: Packaging from Layout Packs – Cheeky, Flowers: Layout Packs – Cheeky, Embellishments – Ornate Frames – Gothic

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Card by Elena Olinevich

Products: Sunflower – purple.

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Card by Elena Olinevich

Products: Winters song – log cabin, Lazy dayz – marmalade.




Card by Tiffany Morgan

Products used: Believe paper – dreams come true,  Flexible words – love black, Flowers: Ooh la la, Minuettes, Ornate frame – white.

VIDEO CLASS with Elena

Our very clever Elena has done it again and shows you in this video how to be as clever at shabby chic and altered art, as she is.


Let’s see how she did it.

Here’s a few close-ups.





Hope you enjoyed!

Two different versions from Trudi

Trudi can make any colour look, even green. Here she has shown how she did a class recently where you could choose which colour mood you wanted to do.

This first one is darker but the red and white touches help it jump to life with amazing life-likeness and dimension.

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This layout is also breathtaking – amazing to look at….it has SO much depth and colour. Rich and beautiful and still grey, but this time lighter. And in this layout she has changed the position of the title and chipboard cogs.

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Class layout by Trudi Harrison

MHC Products: Romance Devoted, Glitter Roses – Pink, Springtime – White

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Inspired?  OK, off you go…CREATE!

An altered album cover from Elena

Elena is not only brilliant with mixed media projects but she sews as well! Very talented..and how lucky are we that she is on the MHC team and can bring you goodies like this to inspire you. Let’s take a closer look.


This is the Album Cover. It is quite for a sewing project at a size of  12*12, made of linen with lace trims and tulle. SO pretty! Let’s see some of the detail.


Such beautiful hues of purples & blues with a touch of teal or aqua thrown in. Makes a very pretty, almost dreamy colour combination.


12 x 12 album cover by Elena Olinevich.

Product used: Sunflower – purple, Shades – sky blue.

In the Press

We just LOVE seeing our flowers and embellishments in the magazines and Manor House is proving to be somewhat of a regular lately. Here’s some more we can share from recent publications.

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Layout by Trudi Harrison

Products used: Imagine-oatmeal, Shades roses, Springtime-white.

Published: Australian scrapbook ideas #22

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Elena in the press card mag USA, june 13

Card by Elena Olinevich

Products used: Springtime-white.

Published: USA Cards magazine (June)

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ElenaOlinevichLOSc in the press Scrap Info- russia#3

Layout by Elena Olinevich

Products used: Celeste pink & white, Idyllic – white (misted yellow/gold), Shades mini roses.

Published: Scrap Info (Russia) #3, 2013

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SC#100 Colour Feature_Celebrate this Life_Trudi Harrison

Layout by Trudi Harrison

Products used: Sweeties, Razzles – red, Shades mini roses, Eternity & Solitude (misted yellow), Yellow Vine.

Published: Scrapbook Creations #100

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Layout by Trudi Harrison

Products used: Springtime-white, Sweeties, Shades mini roses, Hayley-yellow, Glitz-lemon.


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