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Valentines day card inspiration

Its nearly THAT time again – Valentines day is February 14th and who doesn’t love to get a card, or send a card to that someone special. Lets see if we can inspire you to make one.

Nerrida Created this one (which appeared in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft this last month).

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Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Believe paper -dreams come true, Lace hearts & butterflies, Ashlee – blue, Glitter roses – red, Solitude.

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Here’s a very pretty set from Tiffany.





Cards by Tiffany Morgan

Products used: Minuettes – pink mix, Arielle floral mix,  Layout pack – Cheeky.

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And another one in soft and natural brown hues.




Card by Tiffany Morgan

Products used: Solitude, Idyllic – white.

Home decor idea from Nerrida.

Hey everyone..welcome to the MHC blog.

I was lucky enough to visit & have a play at the Kasiercraft store in Robina, near Brisbane a few month ago and had  lovely time there with some of the girls. I took along some MHC flowers and had a go at making one of their fabulous MDF wall plaques. I loved the colours and it now takes pride of place on my piano opposite my front door – making everyone feel welcome.


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Wall plaque by Nerrida Mitchell.

Products used: Cameila - white, Lazy dayz – brown, Vine – white, Shades mini roses – ivory, Ornate frame – cheval.

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Hope it inspires you to have a go at making one.

Inspired cards – pure elegance.

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,





Cards by Gwen Wruck,

Products used: Springtime – white, Glitter mini roses – white, Idyllic – white, Ornate frames and “Congratulations” sentiment banner – cut out 3 different ways.

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And a single but very striking card from Nerrida. Black is so ‘in’ at the moment, and would be perfect as a very elegant wedding card,.




Card by Nerrida Mitchell.

Products used: Believe papers – Elements cards & Butterflies, Apple blossoms, Shades mini roses – ivory.

Inspired cards

Hello…its that time again when we like to try to inspire all you fellow-card makers out there. We have some more lovely cards to share with you using our MHC flowers…..hope they inspire you too!

Some of these cards use our newest release flowers & papers.



Love Card by Nadia Cannizzo.

Products: Believe paper – Dreams come true, Ornate frame – Gothic white, Flowers – Letters from Paris, Flexible words – Love black.

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Card by Gwen Wruck

Products: Sweeties – Yellow, Springtime – white, Glitz – Yellow (misted with Glimmer mist), Apple Blossoms, Shades – Blue (Gesso added), Vines – white

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pink love card


Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products: Papers – Believe Elements & Lace, Flowers: Alyssa, Minuettes - pink, Flexible words – LOVE white (misted pink).

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Card Beautiful

Card Friendships

Card - Love

Card by Heather McMahon

Products: Mini Glitter roses – red.

Celebrate Easter with your creativeness.

Hi everyone…..Easter is just around the corner and there’ll be lots of photo opportunities popping (or hopping) up – he he, so we thought it time that we inspired you with a few magical projects from some of our design team.  Firstly, here’s a quick and easy little project from Nerrida and just the perfect little adornment set for your kitchen table.

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Easter adornments by Nerrida Mitchell.

Products used: Whimsy – cream, Whimsy – pink, Sprinkles – blue, Blossoms – party mix, Mini glitter roses – white.

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Send someone a warm Easter greeting…like this delicate and tastefully done card from Linda.




Easter card by Lind Langes.

Products used:  Mini glitter roses – white.

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Or why not captured those treasured memories in a layout about that special day….just like Gwen has done here.





“Bunny” Layout by Gwen Wruck

MHC Products used: Romance – sweetheart, Iris – green, Mia – white, Gelato – Sherbet.

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Joanne has created some super cute ballerina tutu wands with a matching gift bag, ready to give her  little niece for easter. She simply folded the Powder Puff flowers in half then put a small cut it the centre to push the skewer through. These then became her little ruffled tutus.

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Easter Gift ideas from Joanne Bain

MHC Products used: Powder Puff – Citrus.


Valentines and roses….

Welcome once again to our blog today.

As promised, we have some more wonderful Valentines cards to share with you.

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Elena has made a beautiful shabby chic card using some of our mini glitter roses.



Card by Elena Olinevich

MHC Products used: Glitter Mini Roses – white, Mayglo – Pink.

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As has Nerrida – these little roses are just so perfect for a valentines card.

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Card by: Nerrida Mitchell

MHC products: Mini Glitter roses – white, Springtime – white.

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The next, oh so pretty card, comes from Tiffany.



Card by Tiffany Morgan

MHC Products used:  Meadows – white, Celeste – Pink.

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Elena again, with yet another stunning card. This one could be given to the man in your life.



Card by Elena Olinevich

MHC Products used: Meadows – White, Gelato –  Lemon

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Nancy has done a gorgeous card also.




Card by Nancy Winter.

MHC Products used: Mini Glitter roses, Rue – white.

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We hope you are enjoying our Valentine’s showcase. Im sure you are, and Im sure you will be happy to hear we have even more gorgeous Valentine’s cards to show you, so make sure you call in again soon so you dont miss them.

TSC ‘Sweet Childhood’


Today, we would like to introduce you to the gorgeous new Scrapcake collection called ‘ Sweet Childhood’,. This collection was created by Karloa Witczak and Kinga Spiczko, and is adorable. Full of stunning papers, featuring adorable images of children playing. Oh, and the best part, the colours in this collection match perfectly to the Manor House Creations flowers.

Nerrida created this adorable layout featuring her youngest daughter, hugging her little friend. The perfect photo for the adorable teddy bear images included in the ‘Sweet Childhood’ collection.

For those of you who love to fussy cut,there are so many cute images included in the papers of this collection, doiley’s, borders, flowers, and the most adorable images of children playing.

Layout ‘A childs love’ By Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: MHC flowers, Everlasting, Solitude, Winters song – Sleepy hollow.

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Mixed media and flowers

Adding mixed media to our scrapbooking projects enables each project to take on a life of its own.

For those of you asking ‘what is mixed media?’, the fact is, you have probably been creating mixed media projects already, without even knowing it actually has a name. Mixed media simply means,  adding other products or mediums, such as paint, ink, fabric, metal, chalk, texture paste, or pretty much any other artistic medium, to your creations.

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Lene’s layout shows various ways to add ink to your background paper. She has also added some texture paste, and string to her layout and then – our favourite bit, she has altered the flower with inks and sprays.

Lene has sprayed several coloured inks to her background paper, the ink drops are achieved by simply dropping the ink directly from the straw of the spray nozzle.

Layout ‘Today’ by Lene Neby

MHC Products used: Idyllic – oatmeal, Cutie pies.

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Nerrida has done 2 projects – the first a layout where she has incorporated just a little texture paste by scraping it across the surface of a chipboard brick wall. Once dry, she has then added some grungey-looking brown ink to it. You may notice she’s also sprayed the background cardstock with mist.

 The flower from the Winters Song collection, has been altered using some Shimmerz ‘Gold Digger’  Enamelz. You just paint the flowers with dabs of paint and then sprinkle it on.

The smaller flowers has also been painted with Shimmerz and she has mixed the gold Enamelz in with the paint for a very shimmery effect.

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This next project from Nerrida is of two little 3″ canvases. Her daughter wanted some purple in her new bedroom, so this was Nerrida’s way of incorporating just a little punch of colour.

This first easel has a layer of texture paste, again used with the brick wall chipboard, then while still wet, she has sprinkled it with The Shimmerz gold Enamelz.  Shimmerz Blingz paint has then been scraped around the edges of the canvas with her finger.

The purple flower has been misted with Shimmerz mist and the pink flower partially painted with pink Glimmer Glam. The Petite rose inked with a little purple.

Very cleverly, Nerrida has then used the chipboard wall that she scrapped the texture paste along, as an embellishment for the next easel.  Again the pink flower is Glimmer Glam-ed and the other flower misted with 2 different sprays – Mon Shari & Bed of Roses.

Altered canvas easels by Nerrida Mitchell.

Products used: Kyeesha, Winters song – Embers, Idyllic – pink & white, Petite roses – marshmellow and soft pink.

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Why not have a go yourself, and email us your creations using Mixed media and our flowers at

Card Inspiration

Have you noticed, a lot of our new ‘winter release’ flowers are just 5cm in size?  They still retain the beautiful detail that Manor House Creations is renowned for, but the smaller size makes them just perfect for making cards. Below, Nerrida, Linda and Jeni show you some examples of some of our smaller flowers in action.

We start off with a baby card made with the brand new Scrapcake collection ‘Sweet Childhood’ from Nerrida.

Card by Nerrida Mitchell

Products used: Everlasting, Solitude & Petite Roses – soft pink.

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And then this stunning, shabby chic creation from Linda

Card ‘Love birds’ By Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers, Whimsy – Pink, Imagine – Blueberry, Lemon Petite Roses, Sublime – Baby Blue

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And lastly, a gorgeous card from Jeni, perfect for any occasion

Jeni has used inks and sprays to alter the ‘Winter song’ flower for very clever, and unique look.

‘Im thinking of you’ card by Jeni O Connor

MHC Products used: Winters song – Sleepy hollow

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If you enjoyed our cards today, make sure you call in again next week for some more wonderful card creations from our talented designers.

Have a great week.

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

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