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Monthly Archives: July 2012

You’ve been spotted

Our monthly ‘You’ve been spotted’ post is proving to be very popular. We have had lots of projects emailed to us from all over the world, and we are also seeing lots more work out there featuring Manor House Creations flowers.

Below are some of the wonderful creations we have discovered around cyberspace, using the flowers from MHC. Theres an imense amount of talent out there,  and we love seeing how our flowers are used…just take a look at these

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Firstly, the very talented Camilla Ekman has created this beautiful layout featuring our Sugar and spice flowers in blue

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 Next, this soft, delicately beautiful layout from Hilary Nicholas

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Susan Longman has created this striking layout, featuring our Fairy floss flowers in pink.

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And, a rustic beauty from the very talented Erin Blegan. Erin has used MHC Sugar and spice in cream and Wishes-serenity

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And, last, but not least, is this wonderful creation from Frank Garcia. Frank has used our Fairy floss flowers in pink, and also the Fantasy moonlight flower in white, and sprayed it this lovely pink to match his layout.

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We would like to thank these talented artists for allowing us to share their beautiful work with you. and please take a minute to visit their blogs for even more detail and inspiration.

If you would like us to feature your work here on our blog, please forward your layouts to

Twiddleybitz day 5

Hello everyone. Here we are once again featuring the Australian Chipboard Company Twiddleybitz.  Today’s feature product has been used by another of our Design Team – Nerrida Mitchell and just goes to show that Twiddleybitz products are very versatile.

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Here’s today’s featured products…the Printers Tray
AND the 12 x 12 Shadow box frame.
Nerrida has decorated the printer tray first and then added it to the inside of the frame to a decorative wall piece for her daughter bedroom. Very sweet.
Here’s what Nerrida had to say:
“I couldn’t resist making something a little soft and shaby chic-ish for my daughters new bedroom and I love how the chipboard branch fitted over the top.”
Printers tray by Nerrida Mitchell
Manor House products used – Romance – subtle (Limited edition), Petite roses – Marshmellow, Taneisha, Country lane – Quaint, Poetry – sage & white, Solitude, Whimsy – pink.
Twiddleybitz products used – Printers tray – MDF026 , 12 x12 Shadow box frame SB12001, Butterfly multi BUT005, Birds n branch – large BIR013, Birdcages.
You’ll find Twiddleybitz here

Twiddleybitz day 4

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Today, we’re here again continuing our special feature on the fabulous Australian chipboard company Twiddletbitz. And today’s clever designer is Melinda Thompson and its a very dreamy beachy theme.

Todays featured product:



Stunning Melinda – who wants to go to the beach now?


Drop into the Twiddleybitz website: to see all their latest chipboard products.

Designer inspiration

Our designers have been hard at work, to bring to you, once again, some awesome creations, featuring our beautiful flowers.

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Take a look at this lovely layout from Jeni, featuring some of our ‘Winter release’ flowers.

Layout “Smile’ By Jeni O Connor

Products used: MHC flowers, Idyllic – Burgundy, Royalty – Duchess mix, Winters song – Snowbell (altered with ink), Winters song – Mittens ( also altered).

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Next, Morags, bold, and stunning layout, featuring more of our gorgeous ‘Winter’ flowers.


Layout ‘Today’ By Morag Cutts

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee – Princess pink, Imagine – Oatmeal, Imagine – Mulberry mix.

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Next, Lene has created this stunning mixed media style layout, full of gorgeous inks, paints and all things grungy.

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee – princess pink, Idyllic – white, Cutie pies.

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And, finally, this lovely layout by the talented Ria.

Twiddleybitz day 3

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This next week or 2 we are featuring the Australian Chipboard Company Twiddleybitz.  Here is another of our talented Design Team girls, Linda Langes, to show you some of the wonderful project ideas using Twiddleybitz products.

 Here’s some interesting facts you might not know about Twiddleybitz:
 • Twiddleybitz are design leaders in Off the Page Projects – Free Standing Birdcage.
Our off the page products are user friendly and easy to assemble…We design unique cuts.
 . Provide free project downloads for everyone to do.
• An interactive site where you can speak to the designers direct.
• Products made and designed in AUSTRALIA
Printers Tray by Linda Langes.
Products used: Darling, Poetry – mixed, Taneisha, Mittens, Petitie roses – cream.
You’ll find Twiddleybitz here

Twiddleybitz day 2

Today we are once again featuring the Australian Chipboard Company Twiddleybitz.  This time its our fabulous Joanne Bain showing this extremely stylish piece she created not only in her head, but with her  Twiddleybitz products.

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And here’s todays’ product…
I painted the easel and dress form white then distressed both. Once I had all of the elements attached to the 6×6 easel my lovely hubby then attached the dress form to the side of the easel with the use of wire and hot Miss Charlotte is now the main element feature of my OTP project. The angel wings were created using the Xmas Tinsel bow and cutting in half, it made the most gorgeous wings.
I recoloured the Melon Petite Roses with Pink Bubb Glimmermist and with help of the already melon colour they went to a lovely shade of hot pink, must to my liking. I also pulled away some of the backing layers on a couple of the roses to make them smaller and more petite.
Easel by Joanne Bain
Manor House products used – My favourite flowers from the winter release – Petite Roses – Marshmellow, Petite Roses – Cream & Petite Roses – Melon.
Twiddleybitz products used – 6×6 MDF Easel – MDF06 (supplied by MHC), Steam Punk Gears Border – SPK008, Flourish Corners 4 pack – FLOR17, Steam Punk Clock with Gears – SPK005, Steam Punk Gear Corner – SPK004, Xmas Tinsel Bow – XMAS024 & MDF Miss Charlotte – MDF013.
You’ll find Twiddleybitz here

It’s a Twiddleybitz Week!

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Welcome to our week with Twiddleybitz

This week we’ve combined the creative talents of our design team with the fabulous products from the Australian Chipboard Company Twiddleybitz.

Twiddleybitz is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of chipboard and fine crafts products located in Western Australia.

Their moto:  Let Twiddleybitz change the way you scrapbook!

Here’s a little about this great company: “Our Twiddleybitz journey started 3 years ago. From the very beginning Twiddleybitz has earned recognition from being an innovative leader in chipboard craft products to their competitors. What we release is usable and practical in both page layouts and off the page projects.

Twiddleybitz has an entire range of Scrapbooking and off the page products that you can utilize in and out of your Scrapbooking and paper crafts. Twiddleybitz provides a comprehensive range of raw chipboard that Scrapbooking & papercrafters can use colour and textured mediums to create their very own unique embellishments, letters, words and shapes.”


This is the 3 tiered mini cupcake stand used for this project, available from Twiddleytbitz.

Nerrida says:
I used the cake stand as a basis for a decorative cakes for my eldest daughter new bedroom which is shaping up to be shabby-chic in style. I loved using the table and chairs with the phone because it just reminded me of the age she’s at – a ‘tween’ and it won’t be long before she’ll be spending hours on the phone talking to friends.
TB products used: 3 tired mini cupcake Cake stand MDF020, Steam punk blossom SPK009 (for top), Butterfly multi BUT007, Mini stairs/hall set FUR007, Mini table set FUR008.
Manor House flowers: Silverbells, Jubilee – coronation cream, Idyllic – oatmeal, white & pink, Whimsy – Baby pink.
 For more information on”Spreading the Twiddley Chippy love around the World,” you’ll find Twiddleybitz here

Card inspiration

      We have some wonderful card creations from out talented designers, to share with you today.

Firstly, our ‘card Queen’ Linda shares her gorgeous bright, fun card. This multi purpose card could be given for any occasion.

Linda added some Shimmerz Spritz Treasured Hymn spatters to the card base and some white gesso to the orange Jubilee flower.

‘Hey you’ Card by Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee-ornate orange, Sublime-Aqua, Petite rose-cream.

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And, again, Linda Langes, with this shabby chic beauty.

‘Love lives here’ Card by Linda Langes

Products used: HMC flowers, Apple blossoms, Idyllic-pink.


Next, Jeni O’Connor shares with us her lovely, vintage inspired card.

“Timeless” by Jeni O’Connor

Products : Cutie Pies – lavender, Poetry – sage, Imagine -burgundy.


And the next bright and beautiful card is also by the very talented Jeni O’Connor.

Jeni has misted the white ‘Idyllic’ flowers a pretty candy pink colour to match her papers.

Card “Fresh Beginnings” by Jeni O’Connor

Products: Idyllic -white (misted), Winter’s Song -ice (in foreground), Leaves small-light green.


Moody blues


We hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Today, we want to showcase a few of our ‘Blue’ flowers, as these seem to be few and far between in the crafting world. Our latest flower release features lots of blue flowers, in differing shades, and designs, here are just a few.

 Blue flowers are perfect to use on  a more masculine page, as seen below in both Melindas, and Joannes layouts. They look wonderful teamed with rustic brown and cream colour tones, as well as softer, pastel colours as in Joannes layout.

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First up today is this lovely layout from Nerrida, featuring two of her daughters in this delightful photo. Dont the blues, browns and cream look wonderful with the black and white photo.

‘Sisters’ Layout by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: MHC flowers, Winters song – Log cabin, Silverbells, Sublime – aqua, Imagine – Cocoa, Naomi.

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Next, Melinda’s stunning creation. Melinda has 2 little boys, so working with flowers can be a little more difficult at times. She has chosen the blue, brown and cream colours once again, and has created this beautiful, yet masculine layout.


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Joanne, like Melinda, has managed a stunning, masculine-looking layout, using flowers.

 ‘Imagination’ Layout by Joanne Bain

Products used: MHC flowers, Sugar & Spice & Petite Roses – Melon.

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Video: Making Floral Vines ***WIN A PRIZE***

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Hi, it’s Jeni here with you today to show you a unique way to add Manor House flowers to your layouts by creating your own beautiful, handcrafted floral vines. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make and what a gorgeous embellishment they are for your pages.

Following is a list of the supplies you’ll need.


Manor House Creations flowers and leaves- 3 Whimsy flowers (from the Winter 2012 Collection), 3 large leaves, 2 small leaves.

Other: Florist wire – fine, Florist tape, adhesive.

Tools: Small pliers, wooden stick or tool for shaping wire.


Here’s the fabulous vine you’ll create.

These lovely Whimsy flowers from the new Winter collection make a stunning vine. You can easily divide them to make smaller flowers and buds.

I’ve used  just three Whimsy flowers, with three large leaves and two small.

Creating a flower bud.

Here I removed the outer layers of the Whimsy flower, using the base layer of petals to create this smaller budding flower.

Products:  Whimsy- cream, leaves large and small.


Gather your supplies and come and create your own Manor House Creations vine with me.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my video.

I’d love to hear how you go with creating your own Manor House Creations floral vine.

Send your layouts to Manor House Creations . Make sure to add MHC Floral Vine Layout to your title. We’ll feature them here on the Manor House blog.


You could also be in the running for a Manor House Creations prize.


 If you create your own vine using Manor House flowers and add it to your layout. Send it to us listing the Manor House flowers you used, then you can be in the running for a fabulous prize pack of four (4) Manor House Creations flowers from their new Winter Collection.

Competition closes Friday 17th August, midnight Aus EST.

I hope you’ll join us in the challenge – Jeni.


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