After a bit of a sand, two coats of metal primer, and three coats of base colour, some Mod Podge, laser printouts of shells that I got from the Graphics Fairy, and patterned paper cut with the fabulous new dotty lace punch and matching intrica die set from Tonic. Followed by about 3 coats of Mod Podge to seal it.
OK, so it was time consuming, but I am pleased with the result and it should last for a good while...and aren't the new dies and punches so pretty!
You'll see more inspiration from the bloggers very soon. I'm sure the stock of these will not last too long!