Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Nottingham but willing to travel - available for workshops, classes and individual orders. Tel 07891476636 or e-mail

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Training swaps

Hello everyone,

Yesterday was spent travelling to Leeds for regional training.  It was lovely to see familiar faces and everyone had a ball.   For those ladies still waiting to go to their regional training you'll have a blast.  It was so inspiring and uplifting, thanks to Paula and Kelly for organising it.

Obviously, as with any SU gathering, swaps are a major part of the day.  I got some lovely ones back and will try and take a picture later to post.  As training was near the end of the current catty a lot of us, thanks to a suggestion by Zoe, did swaps using punch art only.   So, I googled punch art and found a very cute hippo but, unfortunately I can't remember who's site it was on so apologise to them.  I have altered mine a little so it is not exactly the same as the one I saw.  I made 40 in total and here they are:

I used the following punches to create my hippo: word window for the inside of the ears, 1 3/4 round punch for the head, 1 3/8 oval for the ears (cut in half) and for the mouth, large ovel for the front of the face, circle from the trio punches in the mini to make the nostrils, 2 step bird punch for the leaves.  The eyes were none SU but you could easily make them using the owl punch.  The colour combo was old olive, basic black, crumb cake, basic grey and blushing bride.

 I'd like to thank Victoria for driving us there as it was a pretty eventful journey thanks to the motorway being   Still we got there and back safely.

Thanks for looking and if you  would like to order any of the above items just get in touch and I'll be happy to oblige.
Tracy -x-