Wednesday, 6 April 2011


I was invited over to this site and just love the fact that it is my namesake - How cool is that?!

There is a make your own bling challenge over at:


So I thought I would enter this tin that I did with Distress inks and torn up telephone directory...

First you use craft or wood glue to glue down the torn strips, then when it is dry you ink it with the distress inks. I like the Walnut stain, but you can use any color. I then stamped on the clock and swirls and glued on the bling through a stencil I made from an old Prima bling that I could no longer get hold of here in South Africa.

To make the stencil, all I did was scan my bling and enlarge it and then punch out the dots where the bling needed to go. This way you can either mark your project and glue the bling on later or work through your stencil with Liquid Pearls or Stickles. I used Liquid pearls through my stencil on the page below.


  1. Gorgeous tin box! Just amazing!

  2. You rocked this challenge! Happy you found us at Bella Creations. Helene

  3. Too cool! THANKS for visiting us at Bella Creations...I hoped you would!So glad you took me up on my invitation. Love your clever method for making your own flourishes :)

  4. Congratulations on your blog Bella! It looks beautiful.

  5. Love that tin! Great addition to the challenge!

  6. Gorgeous Belinda!! Just love the fact it was partly a telephone directory! hope to pop by and visit again soon hows your excitement???



  7. We don't have old dictionary's to destroy like Tim does, so I looked round to see what could take its place and saw the old telephone directory in the recycling and yanked it out to recycle on my tin!

  8. Hi Bella, I lurve that tin you did. Isn't Bella Creations fun. Hope you can pop over to my blog sometime. Always nice to make new friends.
    Take care and happy crafting.

  9. Yea!!! I'm so glad that you joined the challenge! Your little creations if fabulous, thanks so much for being a Bella!


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