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.




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.



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.



Dear Santa Christmas Card

Hi there and happy August to you! Do you know that there’s only 20 more weeks to go before Christmas?  This has got me started, gradually creating my Christmas cards.  This year I plan on making each card extra special, and today I get to share with you my 2017 Christmas Card #1:

Franchville materials: Metallic Card and Envelope Set

Bella Materials: Raspberry Glittered Cardstock, Black Flourish Bling, Black Bella Florals, True Love 3D Sticker Sheet, Round Buckle

Fundamentals Materials: White Lettering on Black Sticker Sheet

Other: Tattered Angels Paints and Mists

The White Metallic Franchville Card is the perfect base for this frosty feel Christmas card.  I’m also pleasantly surprised on how well it held amongst all the wet mediums I’ve layered on top.

For added glitz and color all in one, I’ve layered some of Bella’s gorgeous Raspberry Glittered Cardstock.  It’s such a lovely shade of pinkish red that’s not overly bright.

To perfect the color combination, I added a cluster of pretty Black Bella Florals on the middle of the card.  I then surrounded it with some more glitzy touches of Black Flourish Bling.

I also added some pieces from the True Love 3D Sticker Sheet amongst the florals, together with a Round Bella Buckle.

The numbers and alphas for the title is from Fundamentals’ Alphabet Sticker Sheet.  These are perfect little additions to any project and come in different sizes per pack.

It’s all finished off with lashings of Tattered Angels’ paints and mists around the red, black and white frosty Christmas card.

Thanks so much for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you today.  Check out all the range of Bella, Fundamentals, and Franchville goodies HERE.



Hooray Mixed Media Card

Happy July to you! Today I’m excited to share with you my colorful mixed media celebration card with Franchville’s Bright Yellow Card and Bella’s Glittered Cardstock. 

“Hooray, Big Day”

Franchville materials: Brights Card & Envelope Set

Bella materials: Glittered Cardstock (Watermelon; Black), White Florals, True Love 3D Sticker, Round Ribbon Buckle, Black Foiled Heart Seal, Raw & Rustic Stamp

I’ve die cut some pineapples with the Watermelon and Black Glittered Cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

Bright yellows remind me of fun pineapples, which is why I made the glittery layered pineapple the centrepiece of my card.  I then surrounded it with Bella Florals and topped with a dimensional blinged sentiment from the True Love 3D Sticker Sheet.

I’ve layered my painted background and added some texture with the versatile Raw & Rustic Stamp Set.  I’ve also painted the Bella Round Ribbon Buckle to match the Bright Yellow Franchville Card, tying the whole look together.  I finished it off with some sprinkling of fine glitter on top.

So there’s my glittery pineapple mixed media card, Bella style.  You can never have too many celebration cards in your stash just in case.  Thanks for popping and do check out the great range of Bella goodies HERE.