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


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Hello, and welcome.

For those in Australia, welcome to the first day of winter. Some of you will be dreading the cold weather, but for me, it means I have an excuse to be inside, in my little craft room, creating!

We have some gorgeous work to share with you today, I’m sure there will be something here to inspire you, and get the creative juices flowing.

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Joanne has once again wowed us with her ability to turn a cute metal bird cage into an amazing work of art. Here she has created an amazing ‘Ice princess castle’

Joanne shares a little about her creation. This time I altered yet another cage…it is the fairy-tale castle home of my ice princess. She lives within and holds a flickering battery operated candle at night. It really does look gorgeous at night but doesn’t photograph so well…I did try


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Altered bird cage by Joanne Bain
MHC Products used: Vine – Light Blue, Vine – White, Shades – Ivory & Springtime – Blue.

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Next, a very elegant  all-purpose card, designed by Linda




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Card by Linda Langes

MHC Products used: Capri – gold, Springtime – white

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A gorgeous headband created by Tiffany. A big thank you to her adorable daughter for being our model





Headband by Tiffany Morgan

MHC Products used: Lotus Purple, Sweeties- white, Fascinating – White

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A very pretty, shabby card designed by Elena



Card by Elena Olinevich

MHC Products used: Springtime – white, Ashlee – blue.

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Nancy has created this very pretty pair of cards, perfect to give to someone you love


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Card set by Nancy Winter

MHC Products used: Capri – pink and blue, Imagine – blueberry.

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Thank you for joining us today. Enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting

The team at Manor House Creations