Friday, May 30, 2014

MHC to Attend Brisbane Expo!

Yes it true! By some VERY last-minute circumstances and arrangements, (as many of you know, Suzanne lost her already-damaged house to a 2nd fire just a few days ago) MHC has been asked to attend the show representing both Manor House Creations and Molossi.



JUNE 7th-9th - all long weekend

We will be in Stand 60 - right up near the front door....come and visit us please, say hi and cruise the stand for some stunning new products and some great clearance bargains too.
EMBELLISHMENTS and more......
Wait till you see the newest 'family' wooden hearts stands by Molossi'll be blown away.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CSI - Case File No. 124 + some news and changes :)

Hello everyone... :)

WOW has it been that long since I last posted! So so sorry!! :) So much has happened in the last couple of weeks...the most important was my little sisters wedding in Brisbane...she was such a stunning bride, both were so happy and it was such a gorgeous day and night right on the river in the city. Last one of my 4 sisters to get married :)))

So I came home and hit the ground running, always lots to do and the days aren't slowing down. As you may know the Flying Unicorn are major sponsors to the challenge site - CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration! So for this month the Creative Team at Flying Unicorn have been invited to be Special Detectives.

This week the Case File looks like this:

My take on this challenge :

"Hello Little One"

Sigh...I am still scrapping birth photos of my little boy from 8 months ago...wonder if I will ever catch up!
I am using a mixture of papers here...some really old Sass for my base paper, Maggie Holmes Crate paper and Jodie Lee Prima papers. 

Lots of gorgeous flowers from Manor House and the "Love" Chipboard is from 2Crafty which I have covered in a few different colours from Shimmerz.

My Testimony....I used the Inspiration word "Wish" as a stepping point for my journalling.

Evidence:  Butterflies, Flowers (of course!) Swirls, Watercolour Effect, Bokeh Effect on Photo & Tiny Brads

Okay on to some news and changes:

As of June my role at Flying Unicorn will change.  My six month term came up and I thought long and hard about keeping on going...its always a hard one when you are on such and awesome team. But the demand of being part of a forum and all that is involved in that and the kits each month was getting too much for me especially now that my baby is on the move, and the older the big boys get the more demanding school and other activities are.  

So now I am concentrating more on showcasing product that will be sent to me rather than being on the kit team and participating in the forum side of things.  Every now and then Alda will send me a kit to play with but she will mainly be sending me some product to showcase a couple times a month...I am really looking forward to this change. It will mean a little bit more time back for me and my family which is #1 but still being part of an awesome team :)) I am hoping to do a lot more scrapping just for me, for no reason or deadlines or the pressure which is something I have been wanting to get back to for a while.  Win win all round!!!

I also have some news...recently Manor House contacted me and asked if I would like to design for them again.  I once again, deliberated over this but I am happy to say that I am back on the team but only in a part time there such a!  You won't be seeing loads of work but I hope to do 1 or 2 projects a month.

Well that got a bit long winded so sorry :) Be back soon with more projects... 

Till next time
Hugs xo 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Flying Unicorn and CSI No. 121

Hi everyone! 

The CT of Flying Unicorn are honoured to be Guest Detectives this month at CSI! CSI is a weekly scrapbooking challenge that inspires you to try new colors schemes and to tell your stories. Their Case Files provide inspiration that will get you thinking about scrapbooking in a whole new way. There is also fabulous prize packages with each case file! Here is this weeks case file. 

And here is how I solved it... 
I have used mostly papers and embellishments from the May KOM. I have used all colours and my Evidence is the following:

- Map Print
- Flowers
- cord/twine/jute
- wood (chipboard title)

"Dreams and Wishes"

Photo of my two eldest boys on their first day of school earlier this year...they were so excited to be finally going to school together :)

Lots of paper layers and yummy Shimmerz products used here.

And my testimony....

Flying Unicorn are a permanent sponsor to CSI and we are the main sponsor this month so I hope you get the chance to play along.

Till next time :)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Flying Unicorn May Kit

Hi Everyone,

I am here today to share with you some projects I did using the May Kit at Flying Unicorn.  So rustic and vintage, which was really different for me. Love all the french words in the cartographer collection...I had to use google translate to find out what they all! :)

First up a couple of cards.


Some really gorgeous Prima flowers included in the kit as well as some Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in Bougainvillea so beautiful!

{Toi et Moi)....You and I

There isn't a kit that doesn't include some metals from Flying Unicorn.  They are an awesome addition to your projects and great to alter.  Here I have used my favorite Gold paint....Gold Solar by Luminarte Acrylics.

And one of my layouts...

"Amour you Toujours (Love you Always)"

This layout didn't photograph very apologies...not sure what happened there!! Anyway moving right along...gorgeous grungy vintage colours suited this photo of my middle boy so well.

To blend in all the colours in the flowers, I just lightly brushed with Gesso and some of my favourite Gold Solar Acrylic paint by Luminarte. Love the black wirey thread from Prima that came in the kit.

Be back soon with some more creations.