Saturday, May 5, 2012

Manor House goes hopping!

Welcome to the first ever blog hop for Manor House Creations.

Thank you for joining us.
Its Mother’s Day in Australia and we want to show our appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful Mums out there. All Mums love flowers right? So we are offering 4 beautiful prize packs FULL of Manor House Creations flowers. 4 lucky ladies will each win one of these gorgeous packs..

This is what you have to do.
The blog hop begins at MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS BLOG ( ) You will also find a complete list of all participating blogs there, in case you get lost along the way.

The blog hop begins at MHC blog MHC blog
Then follow the Design Team blogs listed below.

Nerrida Mitchell
Karen Shady
Monika Martinson
  Linda Langes
 Joanne Bain
Ria Mojika
Delaina Burns
Melinda Thompson
Jeni O’Connor  (YOU ARE HERE)
Lene Neby
 Morag Cutts

  The last stop on the hop is Manor house creations Facebook page. ( )

There will be hidden letters or words on each of the blogs that spell out a ‘secret sentence’, follow the clues. When you get to the end, and have worked out the secret sentence, go to the Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ our page and leave your answer in the comments section.

The rules: 
1. You must visit all the blogs, leaving a COMMENT and becoming a FOLLOWER to all.
2. You must also “LIKE” our Facebook page, and
3. Write the secret greeting in the comments section. 
Our design team have created some wonderful projects to inspire you along the way.
Here's my layout.
Celebrating Mother's Day, this one is for Mother Earth. What a truly amazing planet we live on.
 And then I thought it needed something more.
As much as I love the white to show off the pic, I always over think, lol, and brought in some blue to the base. Does anyone else fiddle with their pages like me?
I love the way the blue reflects the photo.
Here's some close ups.
Some beautiful fabric blooms from Manor House. I just adore the texture of these. Added some bloomers to compliment.

Some blue bling from my favourite Flourish with a Bling.
Some lovely Imaginarium designs chipboard. I love the way they have fabulous chipboard titles. Added a few clouds to give some texture, used molding paste.
I'm all clouded out atm. I've just painted Sienna's b/d room with a cloud mural to go with her loft bed. She wanted it to feel as though she was floating among the clouds.
Love this pic of my gang. I took it on an afternoon walk along the beautiful bluffs near when we live. It overlooks a magnificient lake. The colour reflected on the surrounding hills is from the lake and the slightly misty, lighly rainy afternoon. So beautiful.
 The blog hop begins now, Sunday 6th of May Australian Eastern Standard Time. You have until midnight on Tuesday 8th of May to enter. The winners will be announced on Saturday 12th of May on our Facebook page, and also on the MHC blog.

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Lene Neby

Have fun, good luck, and happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums or Moms, daughters of mother's and hopeful soon to be mothers out there.
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you lots of luck for the big prize,
Jeni x


  1. Jeni, that photo is magical and so is your gorgeous page!!! I'm early I suppose, not all of the blogs have the hop posted yet, so I can't get all the clues!!! I'll check back tonight or in the morning! I love your work, and those prize packs are awesome! I'd sure like to have one!!! LOL!

  2. I think both versions of the layout are beautiful!

  3. Fabulous page Jeni! I love the pop of red! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  4. Wow!!! I absolutely love your layout! Gosh I wish I could get a one of my pages to look like that lol

  5. I'm more of a carmaker than a scrapbooker, but your layout definitely inspires me! truly beautiful

  6. ps: I've been a great fan of your work in magazines for years!

  7. Jeni after learning of your journey to have these beautiful children I love to see your layouts as they always have such meaning. I love this page and especially the flowers you've chosen, the colours are gorgeous and the texture looks great.

  8. Wow your layout is so detailed and textured love it !!

  9. Stunning layout! I love the way the flowers pick up the colors of the kids' sweaters. It just pops! I really have to find some of that molding paste that you used for the clouds! What a lovely touch of texture!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. WOW Jeni... this LO and the photo are both stunning...... those clouds are brilliant xx

  11. Oh wow- the backdrop you've created is absolutely STUNNING!!! I definitely like that you "play" with your layouts to find exactly what you're looking for- your work is beyond fabulous.

  12. Breathtaking layout. Absolutely stunning and so much to take in. Love your work and now a follower of your blog.

  13. Oooow yes I do love the addition of the blue:-) Those sweet textured clouds are awesome. Great picture too!

  14. WOW WOW WOW I love this layout!!! Really excited to follow you blog :)

  15. Wow this is just perfect. Everything is so perfectly combinated. The title is beautiful and the picture... wow.
    I love the colors you used in this lay out. And the flowers are awesome.
    One word... Beautiful!
    Thank you for this inspiration.
    I'm absolutely a follower now.

  16. Oh wow, this is such a perfect layout for that perfect picture! I really admire the way you combine papers and embellishments of different manufacturers to create a gorgeous surrounding for your photo! Gorgeous page!

  17. Wow, this is so stunning. Love your work. Thanks for a chance to win :)

  18. Wow! Your work is truly spectacular. I just love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Wow, beautiful photo & beautiful layout!
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

  20. Wow...what a stunning page! So many details and added's just beautiful! Your title is amazing also! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Oh wow! That photo is simply amazing! The title is perfect for it and I love your layout! Its like a page from a book of fairy tales.

  22. nice techniques and photo that you have here..... thanks for the inspiration

  23. so gorgeous and the colors are amazing

  24. Hi Jen: I seem to be finding you in alot of places i have been visiting and hanging out. My be that canadian connection...wink wink
    Love the media layout and you really showcase the blooms from manor house.

  25. Jeni this page just has everything....a heartwarming beautiful photo, gorgeoys design and beautiful page elements!!!! Love seeing your thought process in creating your cool!! xx

  26. Wow Jeni, this layout is gorgeous - I love everything about it!

  27. OH WOW just love this lo very much!!!! Your placement of the flowers are marvelous! I already was a follower hugs Amy :)

  28. Hi dear Jenni...You never stop to amaze me!!! This is simply stunning!!!!!TFS!!!

  29. This is unreal!!! What a stunning layout! Wow!!!

  30. So many beautiful details.I am in awe! The title is delightful and your papers and colours so so pretty!

  31. What an amazing layout! Love the way you used those chippies!
    And congratulations on joining the FWAB DT!
    I can't wait to see your work there!
    scrappy hugs from your FWAB buddy,

  32. Wow, your lo is just perfect!! I think the blue was a great idea, and the white cheese cloth is such a cool decorative element to make the picture stand out.
    (P.S. I just bought ten sheets of white Bazzil. I thought it best as I finally found some....LOL!
    Thanks for offering to help me find some. You are always so considerate!!)

  33. Oh, yes...Sorry I missed the blog hop but I was doing my first big crop week end at the Nook :-)
    I would have loved to win some of those gorgeous MH flowers!

  34. Totally missed the blog hop, sorry about that but work took all my time. LOVE your page!! that photo is fantastic and you're so right about the blue reflecting it so beautifully. Ha ha do I fiddle with my pages? sure do, sometimes I wish I could just stick down stuff and be done with but oh no that's not for me. Love the clouds, the feathery bit next to the pic and of course the fabulous fabric blooms and your famous attention to detail and layering. xoxo