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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

Card ‘Fresh beginnings’ by Jeni O Connor

Products used: MHC flowers, Idyllic – white

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And lastly, this lovely, feminine card again, from Jeni

Card ‘For you’ by Jeni O Connor

MHC Products used:  Petite roses – marshmallow, Belief

Tips for using big flowers on your projects

Goodmorning crafty friends.

Have you seen our larger flower ranges, fallen in love with them, bought them, got them home, and then had no idea what to do with them? If thats the case, then this is the post for you. Our larger style flowers are truly stunning, they have so much detail, and really are works of art, but, some scrappers struggle with knowing how to use them on their craft projects. So, we asked our designers to create some projects, with the focus on using the larger flowers in our collection, to give you some inspiration, and hopefully get you using more of these larger beauties.

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TIP: One large flower can be added to the centre of your layout, as seen on Melinda’s page below.    Then other smaller flowers can be scattered around the page – anything from one to many works well.

Here, our talented ‘Lady of the house’, Melinda has created this stunning layout, featuring our beautiful Winters song – Snow Bird flower in blue. Firstly she has used some Shimmers spray inks on the flowers for that something extra. Next she’s added some string, and other embellishments around her large central flower , making it the star of the show and forming an arrangement on her page.  Notice that it doesn’t take away from the photo, because the photo is underlined with lace and misting that compliment the flower.

TIP: Always compliment your large flowers by using co-ordinating embellishments around it.

TIP: Offset one large flower with a smaller one tucked just behind.

TIP: Scatter smaller co-ordinating flowers around your page.

Layout ‘Summer fun’ by Melinda Thompson

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee – Coronation Cream, Leaves – light green, Winters Song – Snow Bird, Apple Blossom

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Using the big flower to one side of the photo, as seen on Karen’s page, can also work beautifully. You can build on the large flower by clustering smaller blooms around them, also adding leaves and embellishments around it.

TIP: Working in 3’s or 4’s always looks good – 1 large flower, then surround it with 3 or 4 smaller flowers.

Again here you can see that Karen has scattered a coordinating flower on another part of the page.

‘At Sixteen’ Layout by Karen Shady

MHC products used: Winters song – snow bird, Imagaine – cocoa, Apple blossom (altered with spray ink)

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TIP: Add a large flower to the bottom or top corner of the page, and accentuate it with other large flowers, either MHC blooms or fussy cut flowers as Ria has done below.

Ria has balanced out the heaviness of the bottom corner by adding similar, larger sized flowers to the opposite corner

‘Favourite things’ Layout by Ria Mojica

MHC products used: Winters song – embers & leaves

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We have shown you these projects before, but we wanted to show you again, how wonderful our large flowers can look on cards also. They make quite a statement.

‘Sweet’ card by Linda Langes

MHC products used: Winters song – Snowbird.

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‘Thinking of you’ card by Jeni O Connor

MHC products used: Winters song – Sleepy hollow ( altered with inks )

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As you can see, using larger flowers on your projects isnt so hard after all, and the results are wonderful. We hope we have inspired you to pull out those gorgeous big blooms, and use them to create beautiful projects of your own.

Card Inspiration

Have you noticed, a lot of our new ‘winter release’ flowers are just 5cm in size?  They still retain the beautiful detail that Manor House Creations is renowned for, but the smaller size makes them just perfect for making cards. Below, Nerrida, Linda and Jeni show you some examples of some of our smaller flowers in action.

We start off with a baby card made with the brand new Scrapcake collection ‘Sweet Childhood’ from Nerrida.

Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Everlasting, Solitude & Petite Roses – soft pink.

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And then this stunning, shabby chic creation from Linda

Card ‘Love birds’ By Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers, Whimsy – Pink, Imagine – Blueberry, Lemon Petite Roses, Sublime – Baby Blue

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And lastly, a gorgeous card from Jeni, perfect for any occasion

Jeni has used inks and sprays to alter the ‘Winter song’ flower for very clever, and unique look.

‘Im thinking of you’ card by Jeni O Connor

MHC Products used: Winters song – Sleepy hollow

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If you enjoyed our cards today, make sure you call in again next week for some more wonderful card creations from our talented designers.

Have a great week.

A beautiful card gift box

We have a special treat for you today. Jeni O Connor has been very hard at work, and has created this stunning gift box to share with us. Jeni plans to give this box as a gift, filled with wonderful, handmade cards. Wouldnt you just love to recieve this

Card gift box by Jeni O Connor

Products used: MHC flowers, Winters song – Snowbird, Sprinkles, Mittens, Sublime – cream, Rosettes – lilac.

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Jeni has filled her card gift box full of wonderful handmade cards, here is one of the cards she has created

Girlfriends card by Jeni O Connor

Products used: MHC flowers, Sublime – mixed, Idyllic – light blue.

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Be sure to call in again next week for more stunning cards from Jeni, and from our other talented designers.

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.

Linda added some Shimmerz Spritz Treasured Hymn spatters to the card base and some white gesso to the orange Jubilee flower.

‘Hey you’ Card by Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee-ornate orange, Sublime-Aqua, Petite rose-cream.

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And, again, Linda Langes, with this shabby chic beauty.

‘Love lives here’ Card by Linda Langes

Products used: HMC flowers, Apple blossoms, Idyllic-pink.


Next, Jeni O’Connor shares with us her lovely, vintage inspired card.

“Timeless” by Jeni O’Connor

Products : Cutie Pies – lavender, Poetry – sage, Imagine -burgundy.


And the next bright and beautiful card is also by the very talented Jeni O’Connor.

Jeni has misted the white ‘Idyllic’ flowers a pretty candy pink colour to match her papers.

Card “Fresh Beginnings” by Jeni O’Connor

Products: Idyllic -white (misted), Winter’s Song -ice (in foreground), Leaves small-light green.


Video: Making Floral Vines ***WIN A PRIZE***

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Hi, it’s Jeni here with you today to show you a unique way to add Manor House flowers to your layouts by creating your own beautiful, handcrafted floral vines. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make and what a gorgeous embellishment they are for your pages.

Following is a list of the supplies you’ll need.


Manor House Creations flowers and leaves- 3 Whimsy flowers (from the Winter 2012 Collection), 3 large leaves, 2 small leaves.

Other: Florist wire – fine, Florist tape, adhesive.

Tools: Small pliers, wooden stick or tool for shaping wire.


Here’s the fabulous vine you’ll create.

These lovely Whimsy flowers from the new Winter collection make a stunning vine. You can easily divide them to make smaller flowers and buds.

I’ve used  just three Whimsy flowers, with three large leaves and two small.

Creating a flower bud.

Here I removed the outer layers of the Whimsy flower, using the base layer of petals to create this smaller budding flower.

Products:  Whimsy- cream, leaves large and small.


Gather your supplies and come and create your own Manor House Creations vine with me.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my video.

I’d love to hear how you go with creating your own Manor House Creations floral vine.

Send your layouts to Manor House Creations . Make sure to add MHC Floral Vine Layout to your title. We’ll feature them here on the Manor House blog.


You could also be in the running for a Manor House Creations prize.


 If you create your own vine using Manor House flowers and add it to your layout. Send it to us listing the Manor House flowers you used, then you can be in the running for a fabulous prize pack of four (4) Manor House Creations flowers from their new Winter Collection.

Competition closes Friday 17th August, midnight Aus EST.

I hope you’ll join us in the challenge – Jeni.

Rosette showcase

Hello crafty friends,

Today, we have some wonderful creations to share with you, featuring our beauitul ‘Rosette’ flowers. These beauties are part of our recent ‘Winter’ realease. They are soft, romantic and oh so pretty, and Im sure you are going to love them as much as we do. Our designers are sure to impress with their stunning creations.

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Firstly, a layout  from Jeni O Connor

‘ My daughter has always had a fascination for France and dreams of one day going on a trip to Paris’.

Layout “Paris Dreaming” by Jeni O’Connor

Products: Rosette – baby pink,  Whimsy -grape, Royalty -Baroness, Winter’s Song -embers.

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Next, Ria has used the ‘White Rosettes’ on her layout, but she has added a little more interest by dabbing a small amount of pink glitter just to the edges of the flowers.

Layout ‘Framed’ by Ria Mojica

Products used: MHC flowers, Rosettes – pearl, Idyllic – oatmeal, Royalty, light green leaves.

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Jeni has created a lovely, summery card, again featuring the rosettes, in a very clever way,

Jeni says, ‘I wanted to create a holiday scene for my card  so I cut the lilac Rosette in half to make it appear as though water surrounds the beach huts.  Then some white paint was added to give the look of seafoam on the breaking waves’

Card “Enjoy Yourself” by Jeni O’Connor

Products : Rosettes- lilac.  The Scrap Cake – “Summer at the Seaside”.

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And lastly,Monika Martinson has made this very elegant layout, and don’t the flowers look stunning on the black background?.

Layout ‘Friends’ by Monika Martinson

Products used: MHC flowers,  Poetry Sage, Petite roses peach, Leaves light green, Whimsey cream, Winters song, Rosettes, Eternity.

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So now you have seen our wonderful ‘Rosettes’ in action, Im sure you all want to rush out and buy some. They should start to arrive in your local stores any time from now on.


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