Some Family Time and a Hostess Gift

My blog posts have been few and far between recently, so I do apologise to those of you who are regular visitors.  I have been spending a little more time with my family and doing things together as a family, which has been lots of fun.  This is one of the reasons I just love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – I decide how much time I want to put into my business and when.  It is good to know that I have that flexibility but can still earn an income while I stay at home with Jamie.  Yesterday the three of us went for a bit of an excursion up to Black Mountain Tower.  For those of you who do not live in the Canberra area, this tower sits on top of Black Mountain which is quite central in Canberra and the views across the whole of Canberra are just amazing.  We can see the tower from parts of our house and Jamie is always asking about it so we thought it was time to go and have a look up close.  Here are some photos taken from the tower. 








I did however, hold a workshop on Saturday afternoon, and just thought I would share with you the Gift that I gave to my hostess, Debbie.  I did have fun making this, as it is a little different!  The design on the outside of the container is embossed with silver embossing powder, and heated, as you normally would when embossing on cardstock.  Be aware though, if you want to try it at home, the versamark on metal can be very slippery so it is easy to slide the stamp around creating a blurred image.  And the metal gets quite hot when you heat the powder!  Not necessarily a bad thing in this cold winter weather 🙂  And I did, of course, fill it with chocolates before I gave it away.  Can’t have a container without chocolates!  Hope you enjoy them, Debbie, and thanks for an enjoyable afternoon of stamping.

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Great Friend (available 1st August 2009).

Inks: Versamark

Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

2 thoughts on “Some Family Time and a Hostess Gift

  1. Glad to see you back on board Chris. My last memory of Black Mtn tower was on a school excursion to Canberra (in 6th class…PS I am now 40…LOL!!) I love the tin…and never thought u cld emboss on something like that…thanks for sharing and I look fwd to seeing more.


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