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IT’S A TWIDDLEYBITZ WEEK!

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.

 

TWIDDLEYBITZ DAY 2

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 glue..so 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.
 

TWIDDLEYBITZ DAY 3

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.

 

TWIDDLEYBITZ DAY 4

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.

 

OUR NEW CARD ACCESSORIES

 

So our new collection is OUT! YAY! And we love some of our new accessories and hope you will too. These were born from idea that the owner of MHC had for embellishments that she couldn’t buy on the market…So she decided to make them and share them with the world. Take a look…

Ornate frames

 

TRUDI’S FAMILY TREE

...that will blow your creative mind! Welcome to our blog today and do we have a TREAT FOR YOU!!!

We all know that Trudi is the master of layering. How about this for layers? This what Trudi calls her ‘ FAMILY TREE ‘.

 

TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS FROM TRUDI

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Trudi can make any colour look great..black..grey, even green. Here she has shown how she did a class recently where you could choose which colour mood you wanted to do.

This first one is darker but the red and white touches help it jump to life with amazing life-likeness and dimension.

 

INSPIRED CARDS – PURE ELEGANCE

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Hello to everyone and welcome!

We have another wonderful collection of cards for you to admire and try for yourself if you’re needing some inspiration. This first set is from our resident card expert, Gwen. Isn’t she clever? So soft and pretty – totally elegant,

 

PROJECT FROM MELINDA THOMPSON

Hi my crafty friends :)

I am happy to share with you all a project I recently did using some of MHC’s gorgeous blue and tan-coloured flowers – MINUETTES, VINETTES & RUE…love the vintage feel to this layout.

Did you know the Flying Unicorn store also carries a wide variety of these flowers?  You can check it out HERE.

“Choose to be Happy”

Using some gorgeous Marion Smith Designs papers from the Nirvana Collection which were sent to me from the Flying Unicorn.  You can find them HERE in their store. The striped paper on top is from Pink Paislee.

 

TWIDDLEYBITZ & MHC – TRUDI HARRISON

Hello again!  As you know we recently featured one of our favourite Australian chipboard manufacturers in partnership with MHC and now its time for another share from  a well-known member of their Design Team over at Twiddleybitz. Take a look at this summery-goodness from Trudi Harrison.

 

TWIDDLEYBITZ DAY 5

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.”
 

TWIDDLEYBITZ DAY 6

We are having such fun featuring the Australian Chipboard Company Twiddleybitz.

  

TWIDDLEYBITZ DAY 7

I coloured the internal chipboard background pieces with Espresso Pearlz Shimmerz & Tickle Me Turquiose Shimmerz. The outside of the shadow box was covered with the beautiful Graphic 45 papers and edges were distressed.
 

TWIDDLEYBITZ FINAL DAY

First up…Karen has created this beautiful Shadow box of her children, with soft muted colours.

 

PROJECT LIFE-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS.

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Hi everyone! Welcome to our blog today. We know that many of you are short on time these days and sometimes need to scrap in a hurry, so we have created some of our newest products to be a perfect fit for the PROJECT LIFE scrappers out there.

Lets take look…

Flowers:

 

GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

It’s almost Mother’s day, and I don’t know about you, but I find it so hard to find that ‘perfect’ gift for my Mum. She doesn’t like us to spend too much money, but I want to give her something special, to show her how much we love and appreciate her. A handmade gift or card is the perfect solution. It is such a wonderful and personal way to say thank you to your Mum. The talented design team have come up with some gorgeous ideas to help you with deciding on what to give to your Mum this Mothers day.

Firstly, LINDA has made this stunning little gift box. How special would your Mum feel to receive this.

 

THOSE LITTLE MONSTERS!

OK, who has them? Hands up…. Well, we still love them don’t we? So, we scrapbook them, because its those memories that we giggle (or groan) at later.

A few of the MHC Design team have created some amazing inspiration using the TSCLittle Monsters range, showing just how versatile this range is. First up, Nerrida had created a layout of her cute little monster.

 

LITTLE MONSTERS LOVE PARTIES!

As promised, some more inpiration from the MHC DT, once again using the ‘Little Monsters’ range. We start with a fabulous party card by Linda.

 

A BIT OF PUPPY LOVE – BEAUTIFUL YOU COLLECTION

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The new Beautiful You Collection from Manor House Creations is absolutely beautiful and stole my heart as soon as I saw it! I thought the gorgeous mix of soft pinks and yellows would be perfect for this photo of Alex and our new puppy Tyson. I’ve used the ‘In My Thoughts’ paper which has a soft pink reverse side which I used to layer under my photo:

 

INSPIRATIONAL CARDS

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Hello and welcome.

A few of our DT girls have been getting creative with cards again…lets start with this mixed media card from Nadia.

 

FEATURE FRAMES & DIY WEDDING INVITATIONS

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Hello again. Today we wanted to show you one of our fabulous new products called FEATURE FRAMES which may now be in your local store.

These frames come in 4 designs and were designed with both scrappers and card-makers in mind and they are totally versatile. Today we’ll focus on the card-makers and show you a few ideas on how to make either your own Wedding invitations OR how to make a card for a wedding you may need to attach to a wedding gift. Hand-made cards are always so much more precious.

This first card is fairly straight forward and uses the NOUVEAU feature frame as a background. All these cards are made on Twiddleybitz card packs which we stock.

 

MORE WEDDING CARD IDEAS2

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Hey there and welcome.  Recently we did the first part of our series on DIY Wedding invitations and cards. Have you got a Wedding to plan for or maybe you are attending one soon and need to take a gift – how about attaching one of these? Many of these card use our BELIEVE paper collection.

All these cards are made by our resident card maker – Gwen Wruck. So quick and easy to do – often ‘simple’ looks so elegant.

 

EVEN MORE DIY WEDDING CARD IDEAS

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Yes, that’s right…we are full of ideas when it comes to Weddings….take a look at these, but this time, instead of just Feature frames, we’ve used another of our incredibly popular products….

ORNATE FRAMES

This first card uses the ELEGANCE ornate frames. We kept them white, but remember, you can colour these so easily with spray or ink, or even stamps.

 

LAYOUT BY CATHY CAFUN – CSI 139

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Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout inspired by this week’s case file at Color Stories Inspiration, using gorgeous flowers from Manor House.

 

BEAUTIFUL YOU COLLECTION – MIXED MEDIA LO

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Today I am sharing a mixed media layout using the gorgeous “Beautiful You”collection of pattern papers and flowers from the Winter 2014 Collection.

To create the background I tore the yellow “In My Thoughts” pp diagonally, then backed it with the pink side of the “Fresh and New” pp.  I masked over the top using a floral stencil design and modelling paste.  Once dry, I misted with water and randomly added dabs of mimosa IZink, then spritzed with water again to created a watercolour effect.  I dried off and repeated with the geranium IZink.

 

NEW MHC COUNTRY ESTATE COLLETION

We are sooo excited here at MHc to show you our newest release of papers and embellishments used on these projects. This collection was designed around family, home & garden using the bright and bold primary colours plus that trend-setting lime colour that is popular lately. Let’s take a look at what our DT have been creating featuring this new collection.

Cathy made this striking red & white layout using the ‘New day’ paper as her background.

 

THOUGHTS WANDERING SHOWCASE

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Hi again everyone and welcome.

We have some goodies here to share with you using our fabulous new papers from the Thoughts Wandering collection. This one is all about travels, holidays & dreams. It’s both masculine and feminine with touches of greys and brown through to hot pink and teals.

A layout from Nerrida shows off the more masculine side of these papers.

 

GWEN’S DREAM LOVE CARD SET OF 2

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Hello again. Wow! Gwen’ cards are always so stunning and the colours are such beautiful combinations. When she names these ‘dream cards’, we thought, Oh yes – they are!

 

MORE FROM THE LOVELY KAROLA!

As promised, here are some more wonderful creations from our very good friend in Poland, Karola Witczak.  She so often does such pretty and soft projects and these certainly don’t disappoint!