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Yep, you heard it here first…she’s BACK!!


And don’t we love her and her amazing creations. We are super thrilled to have Jo back after having a break – she was working so hard for Kaiser, but now she’s all ours again and her stunning style is here to showcase our BEAUTIFUL YOU papers. Just take a look…if you’re not inspired by this then you must be asleep! (LOL).

Here’s what Jo has to say about this gorgeous layout:


I created this layout with the gorgeous new “Beautiful You” Collection. When I first saw these papers I thought they were absolutely stunning and were screaming at me to be fussy cut. So off I went with my scissors and started cutting.



Because the pattern on this paper was simply beautiful on its own I created this page using the collection on its own. I did not feel it needed any extra flowers added to it.

 I cut 2 Ornate Frames in half and only used the top peak pieces and tuck them in behind my layers to help frame the photo.

Manor House Creations Product Used – Beautiful You Collection

BEA-04 Fresh & New

BEA-03 In My Thoughts

BEA-02 Journal Sheet

BEA-01 So You

MHRWH913 Ornate Frames – Regency White.


Believe collection and male layouts

HI everyone! Ok, so today we have a couple of wonderful example for you from one of our contributing artists, Joanne, showing you how to use our papers with male-orientated layouts.  Shows just how versatile these papers really are. Don’t these look amazing!




Layout by Joanne Bain.

Products used: Believe Collection – Butterflies, Dreams Come True, Lace, Make Believe, Us Together, Frames, Card Elements, Ornate Frames & Flowers – Classy.

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 Layout by Joanne Bain.
Products used: Believe Collection – Take A Chance, Us Together, Lace, Frames, Butterflies, Ornate Frames & Flowers – Colourwash Double Ups – Cinnamon, Rustic, Cheeky.
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Roaring 20’s glitz and glamour

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Think roaring 20’s, think glitz and glamour…  Our gorgeous new release is all that plus more. deep luxurious purples, reds and gold’s, bright, bold amazing colour.

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Just take a look at this stunningly elegant creation from Gwen Wruck. Gwen has gone with elegant purples, mixed with silver, and black, isn’t this a perfect combination.


Gwen says’ ‘I just love the new banners, they are plain white and can be used as they are or easily altered with ink, mist and water colours etc. and they are not just for cards… here I’ve used the “Happy Birthday” banner on a birthday layout.  I’ve simply spayed with glimmer mist in a perfect co-ordinating colour and added it – easy’




Layout by Gwen Wruck

MHC Products used:  Idyllic – Oatmeal, Royalty mix, Sunflower, Razzles, Happy Birthday banner – sprayed with glimmer mist.

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Next Beck has made a cute gift for a little friend.



‘Z’ By Beck Beattie

MHC Products used: Razzles – pink, Shades – pink and white, Teeny Weenies – white.

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Joanne Bain has once again wowed us with her amazing talent, this time, with a stunning dress form

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Dress form by Joanne Bain
MHC Products used: Sarah, Vine – Purple

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Lastly, a gorgeous card from Tiffany, featuring the beautiful, bold red of the Ruffles flower.



Card by Tiffany Morgan

MHC Products used: Ruffles – red;

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Thank you all for joining us today. Bye for now, and happy crafting

The team at Manor House Creations

An inspiration overload

Hello everyone, and happy ‘Sunday’ to you all , we thought we would try to get those creative juices flowing, by giving you an ‘inspiration overload’ from our amazing design team ladies. We also love to see what our fans create, and love to share them with everyone in our monthly ‘You’ve been spotted’ segment. So get creating, and email your projects in to us, for a chance to be one of our featured artists for May.

Our design girls are second to none, as Im sure you will agree. They really have outdone themselves this time, just take a look below.

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Alicia designed this floral beauty, featuring a very happy little girl on Eaaster morning

Alicia Barry, Free choice 3, Celebrate,

Alicia Barry, Free choice 3, Celebrate, close up 1

Alicia Barry, Free choice 3, Celebrate, close up 2

Layout by Alicia Barry

MHC Products used:  Lotus: Divine Beauty, Capri glitter roses, Party mix blossoms, Whimsy – grape, Whimsy – cream, Imagine – berry pink, Imagine – light blue, Mia – green.

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A lovely elegant layout from Joanne. The white springtime and cream ruffles blooms are striking used with the stripes and polkadots on this layout.

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Layout by Joanne Bain

MHC Products used: Springtime – White & Ruffles.

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Lots of dimension, and pretty details on this piece by Nancy.

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Just look at all the work gone into this stitched border, but, it was well worth the effort.

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Layout by  Nancy Winter

MHC Products used: Glitter mini roses, Imagine – berry pink.

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This striking combination of colour is perect for this gorgeous photo of Heathers teenage daughter.

The Look

This layout was created for Scrapbooking Memories magazine, where Heather is currently working as a Scrapbooking Memories Master. She was asked to complete a layout featuring older style pepars in her stash. The gorgeous black ‘Party time’ flower, helps to modernize her layout, and give it a funky look, perfect for the cool photo of her daughter.

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MHC Procuct used: Party time – white (sprayed black)

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Do puppies come any cuter than this one?. Meet ‘Paris’, she is the fur baby of Nancy Winter, all dressed up in her ballerina finery.

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Nancy has used the same, gorgeous, and very effective stitching technique as in her layout above, and doesnt it make a striking border?

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MHC Products used: Mini glitter roses, Apple blossoms, Imagine – berry pink

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So, are you still with us, or have you all rushed off to your craft space full of inspiration after seeing this gorgeous post. If you are still here, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy Crafting

The team at Manor House Creations

Altered money box

Just when you thought you’d seen everything, along comes the ever-talented Joanne Bain with an altered glass money box…..and isn’t it stunning!


Here’s what Jo said about this inspired creation:

I picked this up at a homewares closing down sale. I loved the big frog on the side and decided to alter it and make it even more beautiful.  I scraped away some of the silver glitter on the capri roses and painted with gesso to make them more of a whitish silver. I pulled some of the layers away from the petite roses to make some of them a little smaller and also added a splash of Shimmerz to the tips.  Hope you like.





Materials Used – Mayglo – Pink, Celeste – Pink, Petite Roses – Marshmellow & Capri Roses – Silver.

Celebrate Easter with your creativeness.

Hi everyone…..Easter is just around the corner and there’ll be lots of photo opportunities popping (or hopping) up – he he, so we thought it time that we inspired you with a few magical projects from some of our design team.  Firstly, here’s a quick and easy little project from Nerrida and just the perfect little adornment set for your kitchen table.

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Easter adornments by Nerrida Mitchell.

Products used: Whimsy – cream, Whimsy – pink, Sprinkles – blue, Blossoms – party mix, Mini glitter roses – white.

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Send someone a warm Easter greeting…like this delicate and tastefully done card from Linda.




Easter card by Lind Langes.

Products used:  Mini glitter roses – white.

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Or why not captured those treasured memories in a layout about that special day….just like Gwen has done here.





“Bunny” Layout by Gwen Wruck

MHC Products used: Romance – sweetheart, Iris – green, Mia – white, Gelato – Sherbet.

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Joanne has created some super cute ballerina tutu wands with a matching gift bag, ready to give her  little niece for easter. She simply folded the Powder Puff flowers in half then put a small cut it the centre to push the skewer through. These then became her little ruffled tutus.

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Easter Gift ideas from Joanne Bain

MHC Products used: Powder Puff – Citrus.


An inspiration overload

As the title suggests, today, we really do have an inspiration overload for you. Our design team girls are second to none, as Im sure you will agree. They really have outdone themselves this time. And really, with the most beautiful flowers available on the market at their finger tips, how could they help but do wonderful things. Just take a look below




Layout by Tiffany Morgan

MHC Products used: Celeste – Pink, Hayley – Yellow, Poetry – Sage, Mayglo – Pink.

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We love Joannes elegant card, which shows off the Ruffles flower to perfection


Card by Joanne Bain

MHC Products used: Ruffles

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This next layout, is so true to TRUDI’S wonderful style. Beautiful layers, and a stunning assortment of flowers

MHC Layout by Trudi Harrison

MHC Layout Detail 1 by Trudi Harrison

MHC Layout Detail 2 by Trudi Harrison

Layout by Trudi Harrison

MHC Products used:   Petite Roses – cream, Petite Roses – white,  Glitter Roses – white,  Capri – gold,  Springtime – blue, Sugar & Spice – cream, Sugar & Spice – pink.

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Now, for some stunning cards

Alicia Barry, Congratulations card

Alicia Barry, Congratulations card, close up

Card by Alicia Barry

MHC Products used: Imagine –  cocoa, Party mix blossoms, Hayley – yellow.

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Card By Gwen Wruck

MHC Products used: Iris –  Sherbet, Glitter Mini Roses, Powder Puff – Melon with brad added.

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Melinda Thompson - March 2013 Card 1

Melinda Thompson - March 2013 Card 1-1

Card by Melinda Thompson

MHC Products used: Petite Rose – Melon, Rue – White (misted), The Tropics – White (misted).

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Card by Linda Langes

MHC Products used: Springtime – white, Mini glitter roses – caramel.

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Card by Elena Olinevach

MHC Products used: Capri Roses –  Silver, Celeste –  Pink

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Card by Tiffany Morgan

MHC Products used: Rue – Watermelon, Powder Puff – Citrus.

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Card by Elena Olinevich

MHC Products used: Springtime – Lavender, Glitter Mini Roses – pink.

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Well, we hope you have been inspired a little by our creations. Im sure there is something in there for everyone.


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