Sunday, 20 June 2010

Back from my Hiatus

Here I am again. As I begin to pack things to go to Canberra in early July, I have the delightful feeling of returning mojo.

For the last few months, I have been totally embroiled in trying to have a new kitchen built. Easy, one says???????? NOT in this case. I have been physically without a kitchen since the 15th February and to this point in time, I still do not have a working kitchen. I have rued the day I decided on the choice of builders. Not one thing has gone in the right direction, but it is a most comforting thought that they will not make a penny from my job. Just one point...the laminate top in one section has had to be redone 3 times!

....For the first time in a very long time there is light upon the horizon. I am not willing to get my hopes up too much, but come Tuesday, my kitchen should be finished...well the part that the kitchen people deal with anyway....I can then return to a normal life....without having bits of my stuff all over my house. Anyone who knows me, knows that having stuff all over the place is driving me nuts. I am an " in its place" person and anally neat.

Okie dokie....I must apologise sincerely to my blog followers and to my blogging group for my absence. I sincerely hope I can stay on track now. (This is, of course, dependent on Tuesday!)

This card is another rendition of a Stampscapes Card entitled "Snowy Cabin", which was stamped by the brilliant Kevin Nakagawa....see www.stampscapes.com I could not find this on the site, but when ordering recently, I was sent a postcard with this scene and just had to try it myself.

The only thing I was not happy with, was the misting, which was supposed to be achieved by white pigment ink. I used Crafters, but will try this misting with Brilliance next time, to gauge if there is a vast difference between the two. Pity Kevin didn't name the brand, coz I would have it ordered and living here by now!

This style of stamping is so rewarding....I have a few more over the course of the next few days to share with you.

Cheers, Michelle


5 comments:

Judy C said...

Hi Shell,
Love your Stampscapes cards and this one in particular.
Looking forward to catching up in Canberra very soon.
Hugs, Judy

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Shell, your stampscapes are just SO beautiful! You don't give yourself enough credit for how talented you are my friend!

JazzyH said...

Your stampscapes are stunning. Beautiful!

Kath McMahon said...

That is really beautiful Shell. I've missed seeing your work, and our chats.

Michelle Forrest said...

WOW Shell! this is stunning!