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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.


It is our absolute pleasure to have the immensely talented  TRUDI HARRISON as our guest designer this month. We have already seen a fabulous dressform created by Trudi and now we have some amazing layout to share…her style is so unique, it just grabs your attention.

Here’s what Trudi had to say about these gorgeous layouts:

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Hi Again Everyone,

Trudi here with some more layout inspiration for you today.

 I have once again combined some gorgeous Manor House Creations beauties with the sublimely luscious The Scrapcake ‘One Moment In Time’ Collection.

First up something on the ‘mauve’ side.I started with the ‘A Heartbeat Away’ patterned paper and added a touch of misting using Tattered Angels Juneberry Wine Glimmer Mist and an acrylic decorative doily mask.

Long Banner strips created from the ‘Each Day I Live’ paper were added over the top. Strips were cut in different lengths and attached vertically and horizontally.

Some decorative accents hand cut from ‘The Much Remains’ paper were attached along one side of the photo, along with a large flourish die cut vine.


An assortment of Manor House Creations blooms were added.  These included Frosting, Country Lane, Fairy Floss and Nikita.

The centre part of the Nikita was only used on this occasion.

Fairy Floss blooms were sprayed with  Juneberry Wine Glimmer Mist to coordinate.


Layout: ‘Butterflies’ by Trudi Harrison

Products Used:

Manor House Creations: Frosting, Country Lane – Quaint, Fairy Floss – Mixed, Nikita – WV

The ScrapCake: One Moment In Time Collection – 12 x 12 -  A Heat Beat Away,  This Much Remains,  Each Day I Live; 7 x 12 -Make It Shine, Borders, Taste The Sweet

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Next, something more on the ‘blue’ side.

I started with the ‘If You Seize That’ pattered paper for the base.


Elements from the 7 x 12 Borders were hand cut and attached.

A die cut decorative frame and large flourish vine were added along with more Manor House Creations blooms.


This time around, I have incorporated the following beauties: Frosting, Plain Janes, Party Mix Blossoms and Beauty. Blossoms.

The centres were removed from a couple of Fairy Floss and Plane Jane blooms.  There were then layered over the top of some of the Party Mix.


Layout: ‘Dream’ by Trudi Harrison

Products Used:

Manor House Creations: Frosting, Romance – Devoted, Plain Janes, Party Mix – Blossoms, Fairy Floss – Mixed, Beauty – WV


The ScrapCake: One Moment In Time Collection – 12 x 12 – If You Seize That; 7 x 12 – All Of My Dreams, Borders; 6” x 6” Paper Pad

Thanks so much for dropping by the Manor House Creations Blog today!

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We thank Trudi for all the amazing inspiration today and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!