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DT inspiration

Hello, and welcome once again to our blog.

Our designers have been hard at work creating some wonderful projects to share with you.

Firstly, this lovely layout from Monika Martinson. Monika has a unique style, she creates wonderful 8.5 x 11 sized layouts, in landscape format.

The pretty yellow and blue colour scheme is perfect for Monika’s beach layout.

‘Splash’ Layout by Monika Martinson

MHC products used: Taniesha – yellow, Idyllic – cornflower, Royalty – duchess mix, Sublime – cream.

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Next, Ria has created this gorgeous layout. We love her unique tree idea, which features our Petite roses, and Cutie pies flowers.

‘From this day forward’ By Ria Mojica

MHC products used: Petite roses – melon, Cutie pies – burgundy

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And, lastly, another lovely layout from Monika, featuring our soft and delicate Rosettes, along with a selection of our pretty white flowers from the Winter collection.

‘Isabel and Moa’ Layout by Monika MartinsonApple blossoms

MHC Products used: Idyllic – white, Solitude, Everlasting, Rosettes – pink & white, leaves – light green.

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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.

Inspiration from our designers

Elegant, beautiful floral masterpieces, thats what we have to share with you today.

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Lene has worked her magic with this beautiful layout of her daughter.

We love all the gorgeous layers on Lenes layout, and the way she has tucked her flowers and embellishments in under the photo. This style allows the photo to remain the main focus on her layout.

Layout ‘Cherish’ by Lene Neby

MHC Products used: Idyllic-pink, Whimsy-pink, Taneisha.

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Lots of beautiful flowers here, on Ria’s layout,

The flowers make a real statement, covering the bottom half on Ria’s layout

Layout ‘Best friend’  by Lene Neby

MHC products used: Jubilee – coronation cream & princes pink, Idyllic – pale blue, Apple blossoms

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Designer inspiration

Our designers have been hard at work, to bring to you, once again, some awesome creations, featuring our beautiful flowers.

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Take a look at this lovely layout from Jeni, featuring some of our ‘Winter release’ flowers.

Layout “Smile’ By Jeni O Connor

Products used: MHC flowers, Idyllic – Burgundy, Royalty – Duchess mix, Winters song – Snowbell (altered with ink), Winters song – Mittens ( also altered).

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Next, Morags, bold, and stunning layout, featuring more of our gorgeous ‘Winter’ flowers.

 

Layout ‘Today’ By Morag Cutts

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee – Princess pink, Imagine – Oatmeal, Imagine – Mulberry mix.

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Next, Lene has created this stunning mixed media style layout, full of gorgeous inks, paints and all things grungy.

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee – princess pink, Idyllic – white, Cutie pies.

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And, finally, this lovely layout by the talented Ria.

Designer Inspiration

Today, we have some more wonderful creations from our talented designers, featuring our latest ‘Winter release’ flowers.

Firstly, Ria with her adorable little girls.

Layout ‘Let the journey begin’ By Ria Mojica

Products used: MHC flowers,  Imagine – Gratitude, Imagine – blueberry, Petite roses – malt.

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Next, this delightful card from Linda. I have to admit, that this stunning blue flower, from the ‘Winters song’ collection is my absolute favourite at the moment, and Linda has showcased it to perfection.

‘Sweet’ card by Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers, Winters song – snowbird pack.

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This next, stunning creation is from Lene Neby. We love all the gorgeous texture on this layout.

Lene has sprayed the ‘Cutie pies’ in yellow to match her layout.

 ‘Sunshine’ Layout by Lene Neby

Products used: MHC flowers, Gratitiude, Sprinkles – lime, cutie pies.

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And, last, but certainly not least, Morag has created this soft and beautiful layout, again, featuring a stunning flower from the Winters song collection, as the star of the show.

 

Layout ‘So very special’ by Morag Cutts

Products used: MHC flowers, Winters song – fireside glow, Poetry, Sublime, Idyllic

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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.

TSC ‘My Private Happiness’

Good morning,

Today, we have a special treat for you from some of our talented designers.

We have some beautiful projects to share with you featuring the ‘My private happiness’ collection, which is simply the most delightful paper range, recently released from The Scrap Cake.

First up, take a look at this amazing layout designed by Melinda Thompson. Melinda has used the circle elements from The scrapcake paper as the base for her design, and her perfectly placed flowers and little extras make for a stunning layout.

‘You are my sunshine on a cloudy day’ by Melinda Thompson

Products used: The scrap cake ‘My private happiness’ papers, MHC flowers: Party lights-mixed, Blossoms-party mix, meringue, Taneisha, Fairy floss-lemon.

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Next, Linda Langes has created this lovely gift tag, that anyone would be honoured to receive.

‘Sing’ tag by Linda Langes

Products used: The scrap cake ‘My private happiness’ paper collection, MHC flowers:

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 Ria Mojica has created this delightful layout, featuring her 2 beautiful daughters.

‘Remember this beautiful day’ Layout by Ria Mojica.

Products used: The scrap cake ‘My private happiness’ paper collection, MHC flowers: Fairy floss-soft pink, Sprinkles- yellow and lime, Cutie pies-aqua.

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Thanks for calling in, and please leave us a comment, we love to read what you think of our flowers and Design team work.

Its time to party

Our latest flower release ‘Party time’ is bright, glittery and all things fun, just perfect for creating birthday layouts, gifts and cards, if fact its perfect for any type of party. Our team of talented designers have created some wonderful examples of how they have used the ‘Party time’ collection. I hope they inspire you to pull out those party photos, grab some of our flowers, and create.

JOANNE BAIN has created these gorgeous little gift boxes. Here she tells us all about them,

‘I have created a raspberry & liquorice cupcake topped with a gorgeous hot pink Birthday blossom and then made a super sweet goodie box topped again with another hot pink Birthday blossom. They both have a small tag that pulls out so that you can write your birthday wishes or anything else you wish to write. To give these flowers a bit of extra dimension I have placed small square 3D dot under each petal.’

‘Gift boxes’ by Joanne Bain

 Products used – MHC Party Time – Birthday.

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RIA MOJICA has combined TSC ‘My private happiness’ papers with MHC ‘Party time’ flowers to create this delightful party layout.  We love her little balloons and streamers created from TSC papers.

 

‘Sparty’ layout by Ria Mojica

Products used: MHC : Party lights – Pink, yellow and blue, The Scrap Cake ‘My private happiness’ papers

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JENI O’CONNOR, once again has bought us a delighful layout, full of beautiful layering and colour. Heres what Jeni says:

‘ Being twins, my kids share their special day. I have removed some of the petals from the yellow Country lane flower to create a unique ‘sun’ flower for my layout.’

‘Your day’ Layout by Jeni O’Connor

Products used: MHC : Party lights – yellow and blue, Party Time – Carnivale, Meringue – yellow, Cutie Pies -pink, Sprinkles – blue, Sugar and Spice – mixed, Country Lane – lemon.  The Scrap Cake -My Private Happiness.

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And last, but certainly not least is this lovely tag, created by LENE NEBY.

‘Believe in yourself’ tag by Lene Neby

Poducts used: MHC Sprinkles - cupcake mix , Cutie pies – lime.

Eggs-tra special gifts for Easter

Is it just me, or has Easter come around all too quickly. It’s hard to believe it is that time again. It’s lucky our designers are one step ahead of me,  and have created some wonderful cards and gifts to share with you today.

MELINDA THOMPSON has made an adorable little Easter basket. Who wouldn’t love to receive this, filled with chocolate eggs for Easter, and the best thing is, when all the eggs are gone, you have a gorgeous little basket to store other goodies in. Notice how Melinda has added the little pink ‘Party lights’ flower to the centre of the ‘Grandmas garden’ bloom to create such a pretty, and unique flower.

Flowers used:  Grandma’s Garden – Handkerchief (pink), The Island – Dusk (white), Party Lights (Pink and Yellow) Taniesha (purple).

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The ultra talented JENI O’CONNOR has been very busy, and just look at what she has made. Isnt this Easter display simply delightful.

Jeni’s topiary tree is full of delightful MHC blooms, and notice, she has even decorated the ‘Happy Easter’ sign as well. Jeni’s eye for detail is amazing, and everywhere you look, there is something special to see on the project.

Flowers used: Sugar and spice-mixed, Ballroom-waltz, Sprinkles-cupcake and candles, Party time-princess, Party lights-pink and yellow.

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This pretty Easter layout was created by the very talented RIA MOJICA. She has used The Scrap Cake ‘One moment in time’ collection, to scrap this delightful photo of her daughter. She has teamed the papers perfectly with some MHC blooms. Oh, and we must mention how cute we think her little die cut bunny and eggs are.

‘Some bunny loves you’ Layout by Ria Mojica

                                                                                                                                                  Products used: Wishes – Hope, Sprinkles – mixed. TSC – My Private Happiness.

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Please be sure to call in again tomorrow for more wonderful Easter inspiration from our team.

DT inspiration – florals

Hi everyone!  Today’s inspiration, we focus on our floral-patterned flowers …starting with this one from YUKIKO. Red, pink and green make such a beautiful combination!

‘Beauty’ by Yukiko Ochi.

Products used: Marguerite – Floral, Ballroom – Tango, Cutie Pies – cream.

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A very pretty floral layout from RIA which also features our Marguerite roses as well as the Elegance flowers, which have floral patterns in the fabric.

Layout by Ria Mojica.

products used: Elegance. Marguerite - florals, Prior rose – vanilla, Blossoms – Airlie & Byron, Fairy Floss.

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And another adorable layout from RIA – sometimes simplicity is best – doesn’t this look so effective with just 1 feature rose?

We’d just LOVE to see how you have used our floral patterned flowers. Please email your flowery projects to designteam@manorhousecreations.com

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