Blue Christmas Star

I have been putting up Christmas decorations at home with my daughters and they are particularly excited with our Christmas tree.  Every year I try to come up with at least one handmade Christmas tree decoration, and this year I created a glittery blue star.

Franchville materials: Blue Glitter Pack

Bella materials: Antique Floral Bling, Blue Borderlines Bling

This is a very special Christmas tree decor star, as the wooden star base is purchased to support children at the Auckland Starship Hospital.  It is such a good cause to support and you get an awesome wooden star to keep.

I generously sprinkled the Blue Franchville Glitter Set on the wooden star, starting with the darkest blue shade then progressing to the lightest blue.  I let each layer of blue glitter set before adding the next, finishing it off sparingly with the silver glitter.

I then added a small strip of Blue Bella Borderlines Bling across the bottom and layers of the Blue Antique Floral Bling on the middle.  Some more sprinkling of blue and silver glitter are added on top and voila! A very special glittery blue Christmas star for a good cause.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my Christmas tree decor share today.  All Franchville Glitter Sets and Bella Bling are available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you.




Nautical Milk Cartons

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a fun milk carton gift with Scrapmatts’ new nautical stencil and chipboard.  I started with a kraft milk carton and filled them with some bite sized cookies for a fun little gift.

Scrapmatts stencil: 9021 Rope

Scrapmatts chipboard: CB6117 Assorted Words

I first misted my Tattered Angels Mists on the kraft milk carton and let it dry.  The word chipboard is also misted with the same shade.

I then stenciled the aweswome ropes stencil with some glitter paste and let it set.  I then finished it off with some bling and light splattering.

I had fun making this milk carton pretty and now it’s ready to be gifted.  Thanks for popping and check out more Scrapmatts goodies HERE.


Glittery Pastel Star

Today I’ve got a glittery Christmas decoration to share with Franchville’s range of Glitter Sets.  I chose the assorted brights set with the White glitter to build upon my glittery star.

Franchville materials: Brights Glitter Set (Purple, Blue, Green, White)

Bella materials: Purple Swirls Bling, Purple Fancy Flourish Bling, Purple Borderlines Bling, Purple Florals

I started with a blank star and generously coated this with glue.


I then liberally sprinkled the purple, blue, green, and white Franchville Glitter in different sections of the star.

I then adhered some purple Bella Bling around the star to compliment the purple glitter.

I then built my cluster from the middle of the star, matching the glitter shades.

I then added some texture around, with some more sprinkling of glitter on top.

I finished it all off by adding some more purple bling and voila!

The best thing about this star decor is that the colors are not only suited for Christmas, but also any day of the year.

I just love the sparkle and shades of Franchville’s Glitter Sets.  These little beauties are available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed looking through my glittery pastel star decor and I’ll be back soon for more glittery inspiration.



Colorful Sunday Scrapbooking

Hi there, how’s your weekend going so far? Today I’m sharing a fun colorful layout which features my daughter punching holes around large leaves then threading some string through them…she was surely kept busy.

“Discover Simple Pleasures”

Scrapmatts chipboards: Rose String Circles CB4070, Grass CB5099, Black Scrap Words CB1237

Scrapmatts stencil: 9007 Circles
The papers and flowers are 49&Market which can be purchased at the Scrapaholics shop and online HERE.
All colors are Ranger’s Distress Inkpads and Glimmer Mists are Tattered Angels.  Of course you can purchase these among other mediums and goodies at the Scrapaholics shop as mentioned above.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my quick and fun mixed media layout.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

A Bright Merry Christmas Card

Hi there.  Do you know there’s only eight more weeks until Christmas? Today I get to share with you my bright and glittery Christmas card which features Franchville’s Bright Cardstock and Neon Glitter Pack.

Franchville materials: Bright Franchville Cardstock, Neon Glitter Pack

Ruby Rock-It materials: Joyeux Noel Paper and Ribbon

Bella materials: White Glittered Cardstock, Bella Bling Pearl Hearts

I added some glittery bright pink stripes to the background of the card with Franchville’s bright pink glitter from the Neon Glitter Pack.  They are very handy, less mess, and easy to use with the convenient shaker cap.

I’ve die cut some flowers and sprinkled some white glitter on the middle of each flower, and some bright blue and bright pink on the edges of the petals.  I then added some bright blue glitter in the middle of each flowers once it has all set.

I’ve fussy cut an image from the Joyeux Noel paper pack and inked the edges with Ranger’s Peacock Feathers Distress Inkpad and applicator, then framed it with Bella’s White Glittered Cardstock.  I also slightly inked some parts of the flowers with the Abandoned Coral Distress Inkpad.

I punched some chains with the same White Glittered Cardstock and added these to the card.  I then sprinkled a wee bit extra of the bright blue glitter on the card and finished it all off with the addition of the Joyeux Noel ribbon and Bella Pearl Hearts.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to get your glitter on.  The colorful range of Franchville Cardstock and Glitter Packs are available at a Spotlight store near you.



Think Pink Panel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this has inspired me to create a pink project with Ruby Rock It’s fab Bolt collection and Ranger’s Distress Inkpads.

Ruby Rock-It Materials: Bolt Papers (Patterns, Floral, Myriad); Clear Stamp Set, Chipboard Buttons

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke

I connected 3 wooden panels together and then added a lick of white paint.  Once dry, I the then added some strips of Pattern Paper on the panels.

I added some stitch stamping on the painted wooden panels with the versatile Bolt Clear Stamp Set.  I then applied and blended Ranger’s Distress Inkpads Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Weathered Wood with a Foam Applicator on the panels.

I’ve fussy cut some strips from the Myriad paper and layered these on top of the Pattern Paper.  I then  fussy cut some pretty flowers from the Floral Paper and added these to the cluster amongst a couple of Bolt Chipboard Buttons.

So there’s my Think Pink Panel Display.  It’s now ready to be displayed in a sewing/quilting room for an extra touch of pretty!  Will this month’s Breast Cancer Awareness month inspire you?  I sure did.

Check out the full range of Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection HERE.  All Ranger Mini Distress Inkpad Sets, Applicators and Accessories are available to purchase at a store near you.



Stained Love Card

It’s time to share another Ranger Distress Ink creation alongside Ruby Rock-It Brands, and I’m excited to share with you my stained card using brown Distress color palette together with Franchville Basic Cardstock.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Franchville Basic Card Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bella Fabric Trim, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer, Fundamentals Bitty Bows

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain

I used 2 Kraft cardstocks from the Franchville Basic Card and Envelope Set.  One is for the base of the card, and the other punched into strips and layered on top of each other using my trusty Martha Stewart border punch.  I then blended the Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inkpads with the Ranger Applicator on the edges of the lacy borders.

I stamped the gorgeous bird banner from the Faded Empire clear stamp set twice for a subtle shadow effect, using the Walnut Stain Distress Inkpad.  I then added the Love sentiment on top of this stamped image by stamping the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer with the same inkpad.

I then roughly cut some Bella Fabric Trim into smaller strips and shaded them with the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain inkpads.  I did the same process with the Fundamentals Bitty Bow, giving it a lighter application.

Some more blending of the Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inkpads are added around the card for definition, and it’s all done.  I just love the distress stained look on kraft, with a pretty bitty bow on top.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my stained love kraft card.  You can purchase Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger’s Distress Inkpad range at a Spotlight store near you.