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What every little girl needs….

Hello!  Well RAE COOPER has been at it again and dreaming up some more amazing creations, this time for little girls, using our brand new PARTY TIME flowers called what else…Garden party & Tea Party packs.  What little girl wouldn’t flip out over this….. and so easy to do as Rae shows.

 Grab some of our new Party time flower packs – Garden Party and Tea Party.

Take you basic ‘run of the mill’ fairy outfit, available from any variety store these days.

 Using glue, add some pearl trim and 1 flower to each show as shown.

Using some strips of tuele about 3-4 inches wide, bunch them along the waistline of the skirt, securing with thread & adding a flower to the centre.

To the base of the skirt, sew or glue on some blossoms at each point, and add a pearl centre.

Add some blossoms to the fairy wand and 1 large flower to the tiara along with a few more blossoms.

And now you have the cutest little fairy on the block with her own original outfit.

Thankyou Rae. I’m sure many Mums will be grateful when it comes to that next Fairy party.

Step by Step layout from Gerry

Hi dear MHC fans!

It`s Gerry here today with my step by step layout.

I mixed here two collections of The Scrap Cake – one of the new collection “One Moment in Time” and “The Bright Side of Life”.

I mixed also 4 different MHC flowers and I hand-made three flowers from MHC bloomers.

Perhaps you noticed that my photo is not perfect but it didn`t stop  me to scrap it. I`m not a fan of Photoshop and I didn`t want to edit it.

You also see that I don`t have a title. Instead I used a sentiment I printed from the Internet. It`s kind of a message to my kids. And of course I`ll make this layout once again so both kids will have a copy of it one day :-)


  • My very first step was to cut the frames out of the pattern paper.  N.B. I used it on my layout turned clockwise (only once).
  • From the other pattern paper I cut carefully the frame and I used the rest of the paper as a background of my layout.
  • Then I hand-stitched the inner side of the frames.

  • I also cut out the leaves so I can add them later on.
  • On the layout you can see that I colored the edges of the leaves and I embossed them.


  • Then I began making my hand made-flowers. I chose the big white bloomers.
  • I used Glimmer Mist to paint them.

  • I chose the little grey bloomers to add in the middle of the blue ones.
  • I layered 4 blue and 4 grey bloomers. Before I glued them to each other I embossed them – just a little bit.
  • The were all glued only in the middle and folded upwards.
  • You can INK the edges of the bloomers.
  • You can STAMP the bloomers before you attach them to each other.
  • You can EMBOSS them using EMBOSSING FOLDER (Time Holtz, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.)
  • You can CHANGE the shape of the bloomers but cutting the point edges and turn them into round shaped bloomers.
  • You can add “GLOSSY ACCENTS” to the centers to give even more dimension.
  • You can decorate the edges with “STICKLES”

  • My hand-made flowers were all cupped i.e. I chose to be folded in one direction.
  • I added a big bead in the middle.
  • I added also stamens in the hole of the bead.


  • My next step was to prepare the chipboard pieces I wanted to use.
  • They were all panted with modeling paste.
  • Then painted partly with Glimmer Glam.


  • This big flower was created with three different flowers.
  • The brown one you see underneath was cut into two and used as “background” for the other two flowers.
  • The white and the light pink flowers were “piled up”.
  • Don`t forget to remove the stamens of the brown and white flowers and store them. You can always use them later when you create  your hand-made flowers for other projects.


  • My last step was to adhere everything on my layout.
  • It`s always a puzzle for me to find the right place for everything ;-)…But in the end I solve the puzzle successfully!

  • I added the extra leaves that I cut out in advance to the clusters of flowers.

  • The sentiment was stamped on a piece of pattern paper and cut out.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my step x step layout today!


A BRAND NEW flower range from Manor House Creations called PARTY  TIME!  In this mini release, there are lots of bright pretty colours, just perfect for that celebration such as a birthday, dance party, even anniversary! We’ve thought of every occassion. Take a look at these…

And we think you’ll love the sizes, some at just 3cm in diameter, like out party lights and sprinkles…a party of flowers!

And here’s just a few examples of how they can be used to brighten any project…

Layout by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Blossoms – Party mix, Party time – Meringue,  Frosting, Mascarpone, Anniversary, Princess Party & Sprinkles – lime.

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Project by Joanne Bain,

Products used: Sprinkles – pink.

And we are thrilled to be able to annouce that we are able to commit the entire mini release to the FLOWERS FOR THE CHILDREN promotion – yippee!

And you may have noticed that our flowers co-ordinate with the new collection from THE SCRAPCAKE called My Private Happiness… a perfect set.

We know you’re going to love our new PARTY TIME collection!

Petite and pretty

Hello!  As many of you will know by know, MORAG is one of our talented Design team girls that has an amazing imagination when it comes to Off-the-Page projects. Today she has prepared this very pretty jewelry stand dressform using MHC flowers.  You can just imagine it sitting on your dressers or drawers, can’t you?

Products used: Marguerite – apricot, Tiana, Wishes – Peace, Rose leaves.

Gorgeous! We’d love to see yours!

Email and we’ll share it with the world.

Step x step with Jeni & a GIVEAWAY!

Well we are very pleased to bring you this fabulous step x step project which we think you will also love. If you’ve always wondered how Jeni creates all those gorgeous layers and intriguing details, well here’s you chance to learn with this truly eye-catching layout.

Here’s what Jeni had to say:

“I love mixing it up with different techniques using mixed media to alter the flowers and background to create a splash of colour. I had the idea that I wanted to show a mix of techniques with a variety flowers. So I’ve embossed, stamped, inked, glittered, used perfect pearls, Liquid pearls, gesso and made 3d ones. All are altered. Created the background using, a mask, mists, gesso and splatters of paint. I hope you like it.”

Products used: Blossoms – Airlie, Esperance, Byron & Avoca, Cutie Pies – Teal & Tangerine, Taneisha, Oak leaves – green, Enchanted – Sweet Dreams, Fairy Floss – mixed, Marguerite – blush, Magestic – Gemma, TSC – Cosy Christmas – Family Xmas.


Step 1. Begin with a selection of Manor House Flowers flowers to alter.

Step 2. Using a variety of techniques such as embossing, inking. Decorate flowers.

Step 3. Background was created misting a mask, paint splatters and gesso.

Step 4. Start by building up the background layers.

Step 5 & 5a.  I used a mix of flowers, sizes and colours.

Step 6. Altered flowers give the illusion of added texture and depth.

Step 7. Create 3d flowers by using smaller petals for centres.

Step 8. Add extra embellishment touches to create a finished layout.

 Jeni, we loved it! And because we loved it so much,we are having a:

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 ” Giveaway “

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 You can win 5 of the packs of flowers used in this layout IF you complete these 3 requirements:

1. Tell us HOW MANY MHC FLOWERS have been used on this layout? (Leave your answer in the comments).

2. ‘LIKE’ this step x step on Facebook.

3.  Leave a comment on this post about this step x step. 


Step x step with Rae

HI everyone! One of DT Educators, RAE COOPER, is going to share some of her creativity with you today by showing you how to make these adorable little cupcakes – you could go crazy with our Blossoms, making all manner of colour combinations. Let’s see what she used and how she did it.

Ingredients: Flowers, foam ball, lace, chippy circle, paper, pins & glue.

Step 1: Glue paper onto one side of chippy trim and sand.

Step 2:  Make a consertina with a  strip of paper and join the ends together – or you can use Tim Holtz alterations die – Paper Rosette.

Step 3:  Glue patty pan to chippy circle and add lace to the bottom of patty pan.

 Step 4: Glue foam ball into patty pan.

 Step 5: Starting at the top of patty pan, take a flower and a pin and puch it into the foam ball, working your way around from bottom to top, and it should look like the cupcake below.

Step 6: Add a decorative pin for that extra touch.

 Aren’t they so clever – we love them Rae!


Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great day.  We love to share with you, the talents of our design team so today we have some fabulous layout by out of our DT girls, NERRIDA, who is on the Design Team for a fairly new Australian Magazine called Australian Scrapbooking Ideas.  As you can see, she has used some of our yummy MHC flowers.

Products used: Plain Janes, Fairy Floss – pink, Romance – Devoted, Naomi (WV). 

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Products used: Kyeesha (WV), Fairy Floss – lemon, Beauty (WV), Country Lane – Quaint, Oak leaves – brown, Rose leaves.

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Products used: Fairy Floss – Mixed, Country Lane – Quaint, Rose leaves – large.

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Please send us your published creations using at least 20% MHC flowers to –  we’d love to share them here.


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