Monday, April 30, 2012

First of the Month - OUAS

Can't believe it's the fifth month of the year already! It's time for another challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch. To celebrate Mother's Day, Nadia designed this lovely sketch and focused on the theme of Mum/Mom.
Here's the challenge.

 Theme: Mum
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Mum" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.

Ideas for journalling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favourite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..

Here's my layout, "Love Mum."
Mother's Day has such a special meaning for me. It took me many years to be a mum and I remind myself how lucky I am every day to have my two precious ones. I'm not one for being in front of the camera so I don't have many pics of us. These are ones I treasure. The three of us were just sitting chatting one afternoon in the backyard when dh came out with the camera. I really must take more.
I loved playing with all these beautiful rich colours from Pink Paislee. Added some Manor House goodness and some lovely ID chippies from our OUAS sponsor.

  The cute mushrooms and bling from Flourish with a Bling.
   Lovely butterflies and chipboard shape from Imaginarium Designs.

Some Manor House Creations blooms.

 So blessed to have my two gorgeous kiddos. Love you so much xx
Happy Mother's Day coming up to all the mums, moms, mother-in, laws, daughters.
Thinking of my mum for this Mother's day too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blog Hop on it's way- Manor House Creations

Manor House Creations is having it's first ever blog hop on Mother's Day weekend. It begins Sunday 6th of May at 8am (Australian Eastern Standard time) at the
Manor House Creations blog, through until midnight on Tuesday 7th of May. There are 4 fabulous prize packs, chock full of beautiful Manor house creations flowers to be won.
We want to get the word out to as many people as possible, so, as well as these prizes, we are also offering one bonus 'mystery' prize for anyone who advertises our blog hop on their blog.
( prize will be drawn randomly)

All you have to do is advertise our blog hop, on your blog, starting today to be in the running to win one of the prize packs. Also leave a link to your post on our blog, or facebook page.
We can't reveal what the prize is yet, but we can tell you it contains some gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers.
Remember to put the 6th to the 8th of May in your diary. You definitely don't want to miss this!

Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to join our hop for the Mother's Day weekend.
Jeni x

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Celebrate flowers

 My new one for Manor House Creations. It's a pretty clean one for me. It just felt so light and fresh with all the white, I decided to leave it that way.

Lots of Manor House blooms. I created a couple of simple rosettes to match in pp from The Scrap Cake.
Discovered a very easy way to do these. Also included some clouds from Flourish with a Bling.
                A cute pic of my kids on their 7th birthday. Looking ever so adorable. lol. Love that "tattoo" flower covering nearly half of Sienna's face.
                                                  This yellow Meringue flower is so yummy.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


That's how incredible the response has been from the OUAS blog hop! Yes I know that's a dreadful pun but it is Easter time after all.
I want to thank everyone who stopped by to leave such wonderfully, thoughtful comments. I was truly humbled by your kind words. I'm trying to get around to all your blogs to say a personal thank you.

I'll be drawing my giveaway later today. My kids want to draw the winning number.
Hard to tell but it #115.  Congratulations! Noe from Hungary. I hope you enjoy the prize.


Here's a couple of Easter projects I created for Manor House Creations.
Wishing you all a very
 Happy Easter time with your family and friends.

 Easter Magic - There's something so wonderous about the search for Easter eggs. My kids look older but they're only 8 in this pic, with teeth that would rival any bunny! lol

  Some absolutely gorgeous Manor House blooms. Love all the bright colours.
 A lovely flourish from Flourish with a Bling.
And here's my Easter Topiary sitting on our doorstep. Look how dry the background is!

My kids have more soft toys/stuffies than they know what to do with. These ones look so cute sitting waiting for Easter.

The topiary was sooo easy. I did a step by step with everything you need to create it, and will post it in a couple of days.
An overload of MHC beautiful Spring coloured flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a Happy Easter,