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A video class with Jeni

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                             Welcome to Manor House Creations on youtube! It’s Jeni here and I thought for something a little different I’d make a video of my photo wallet gift created using Manor House products. First, Let me first tell you a little about the making of this video.

If you’re like me and don’t like your own voice on tape, that’s the first big hurdle when making a video. I don’t really sound like that do I? As always, it seems the first run through is always the best. But it’s not a good look when your dh who’s taping has your feet showing in the frame. lol What was he thinking! So you continue undaunted.

Eight goes later, after the neighbours’ dogs had a fight, the phone rang, the kids called loudly that you were ignoring their hunger, you stumble over your words, your dh sneezes, you call a bone folder a boning knife… you laugh at the absurdity and you finally finish! LOL.

I hope you enjoy my video and have a fun time creating your own photo wallet. It makes a great gift to keep all those little pics.

Watch “Manor House Creations” on YouTube here.

 

 Here are few photos too.

Photo Wallet by Jeni O’Connor

Products:  Sprinkles, Plain Jane, Grandma’s Garden.

I recycled the character from the World Children’s Fund packaging.

The finished photo wallet.

Thanks so much for looking. Hope you enjoyed our Manor House Creations video.

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 and Flying Unicorn Flower Fantasy- Week 3

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We’re here again to celebrate May, the month of flowers. We want to spread some floral beauty around the world. 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?”

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This is week 3 of the Flower Fantasy celebrations over at Flying Unicorn and this week is all about stepping beyond the boundries of the scrapbooking pages into the realm of altered art and crafts.

Melinda Thompson has created this sensational “Inspirational canvas” using texture paste, shimmerz products, and an assortment of Manor House Creations flowers and leaves. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any scrap room.

 Canvas by Melinda Thompson

Products:  Enchanted -Sweet Dreams, Country Lane, Oak leaves.

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Tammy Henderson, one of the Creative Team designers at the Flying Unicorn altered this sweet little box using a variety of Manor House blooms. It’s ready to be filled with treasures. 
 
Tammy says, “I love Manor house flowers, there are many different styles and a array of colors to choose from! One of my favorites to use are the “Cutie pies,” they are the perfect little touch! I also love the fact that when I use them, a donation is made for World Vision for the children. Super fun flowers to work with on any project and a wonderful cause to support!”
 
 
 
Products:  Sprinkles-blue and pink, Cutie pies- lime, Fairy floss- lemon, Plain Janes. The Scrap Cake- My Private Happiness
 
 
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ALDA STEVENS, the owner of Flying Unicorn has created this absolutely stunning wheel barrow filled with Manor House flowers. Here’s what Alda had to say about her project,
“From Spring planting in the Northern Hemisphere to harvesting in the Southern, a wheel barrow of blooms will bring a smile to anyone. A perfect way to send off that RAK of Manor House blooms to a friend, with some tea and chocolate nestled inside. A little note, and hidden in one of the package seeds is a gift card.”
 
 
What a wonderfully shabby, vintage look this has Alda!
 
 
 
Products: Marguerite – Floral Mix, Country Lane : Pretty & Quaint, Fairy Floss- Mixed, Grandma’s Garden

The Scrap Cake- One Moment in Time  
 
 
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 Drop into the Flying Unicorn here http://flyingunicornforums.com/photos.html to see Melinda featured and the incredible work from their fabulous Creative Team. If you join in the challenges, you could win one of the Manor House Creations prize packages.

Colour-me’s

In our latest range we have introduced a selection of white or cream mulberry paper flowers, which are totally perfect for colouring, and we have called them…COLOUR-ME’s.  You can do SO much with these…take alook at what our DT girls have come up with.

 Layout by Melinda Thompson.

Here’s some of the products Melinda used to colour her flowers – aren’t they just amazing! And she’s even altered the rose leaves – don’t they look do glamorous and Christmassy.

Products used: Plain Janes, Tiana, Grandma’s Garden – Antique, Fairy Floss, Rose leaves.

This next layout is from Rae. She sprayed her flowers with mist and turned white to luscious rich red – perfect for this Christmas layout.

Layout by Rae Cooper.

Products used: The Tropics – By the pool, Brown oak leaves.

And here we have a layout by Ria in her pretty style.  Ria has also used mists to change her flowers to suit the page – misting is just so quick and easy.

Layout by Ria Mojica.

Products used: Romance – Devoted, Plain Janes, Sugar & Spice – cream, Cutie Pies – mandarin, Rose leaves.

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We really hope you love our ‘Colour me-s’ which include all of these flowers.

But really, you can alter any of our flowers as many of them are made from mulberry paper and many of the fabric ones are also able to take mists, sprays and paints of all kinds. Why not have some fun and experiment with yours?

Don’t forget to send us your layouts to designteam@manorhousecreations.com

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