Swap-bot Time: October 27, 2020 2:30 pm


Date Joined: October 4, 2015
Last Online: October 27, 2020
Birthday: April 18
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a Scottish lass, mum of two girls 12 & 15. We now have a golden retriever called Cooper. (and no I'm not into dog things)

I work in an infant school (age 4-7) in a specialised unit for children with learning difficulties. (and I do not need school stickers :).)

Yay, I can go swimming again and these past two weeks I have been going three times a week. I try to run once a week, my knees are feeling it:D. I do love a bit of photography but seem to lack interest at this moment in time. I do like to cook but can easily have days where I'm not interested :D

I love the seasons and what the calendar year brings, in January - Burns Night, though in Feb, I'm not big on Valentines.

March/April - the arrival of spring, flowers, blossom and Easter. April is also my birthday month.

Summer - means more time at the beach, picnics, bbq, days out :)

Sept, Oct and November - Autumn, love this season and then Halloween, being a Scot, the true meaning of Halloween.

I love Christmas and all the that it brings, Advent, mince pies, Christmas pudding, cake, cards (vintage, winter wonderland, a card that reflects where you are from, owls, reindeer, traditional) Panto, mulled wine, Family and Friends.

Favorite Books

Here be Dragons and everything else by Sharon Penman.

Crime and thriller novels

Harry Potter

Anything by Jane Austin

L M Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Harry Bosch

Lord of the Rings

Narnia books

Northern Lights Trilogy

Peter Pan

Grimes Brothers


If you are looking at my profile to see what I like,well thank you. I tend to veer towards illustration.

Anderson design group postcards

Lantern Press

Book Illustrations


National Parks

Birds - esp. Owls/puffins/Robins/Blue Tits/Wrens my favourites have to be songbirds anything with Robins, Blue tits and Wrens

Grimms fairy tales


what i like

vintage illustrations




cote d'or chocolate - milk, pecan, fruit & nut


washi tape

foxes (and other woodland creatures)

children's book illustrations

Daniela Drescher

Moringa (body shop) and their new jasmine range

soap from Lush

wish list

cote d'or chocolate - milk, pecan, fruit & nut I love a chunky chocolate and happy with any type of nut.

other chocolate - I do like dark

washi tape - samples or rolls love love love (on the look out for bright pink strips, rose gold or copper.


book pages old and new (some cantonese or mandarin written paper would be lovely)

music sheet paper

doilies (rose, white, pastel colours, red, orange and beige would be great, I have plenty bright pink, turquoise at the moment)


used postage stamps




die cuts

stamps and ink pads Tom Holtz

stickers that I would like to receive - seasons, botanical, birds, people.

seqin and enamel dots

La Dolce Vita Stickers

Classiky labels

Sakura pens 05 08 in black

glassine bags/paper


My favourite colours:

Turquoise mint green teal pastel pink/green/blue/gray/ neutral colours rose autumn colours

Christmas colours: Red, teal, copper & gold

I think because I'm such a seasonal person I find my colours change as the season's change.

No thank you...

TEA as I really don't drink it, coffee is my thing.

though I love to cook, I have no interest in recipe cards.

please no plastic washi.

I do love a piece of chocolate and would rather a small quality piece over quantity. In regards to sweets (candy) if it's a little extra to pop into the mail that's fine but I will always hope for a piece of chocolate over sweets.

No thank you to gum.

cute stickers of any kind, I really do prefer nature stickers but plants should not have faces on them :D

I have no interest in foot products at all.



Sunshine Swaps and Mail Postcard Tag from @Burger1girl


Comment: Just finished reading your recommendations! I am definitely having some me-time later today to check out Dolly Alderton's Love Stories and having a mug of hot chocolate 💛 and I am loving the card - getting a real Harry Potter vibe from it ^^ thank you :)
mlandman rated for EML: Mini Autumn Envelope Flipbook on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Wow Julie-Ann, you spoiled me again with gorgeous autumn-mail!! What a cute envelope flipbook, so lovely decorated! I love the goodies you put into the pockets. These little owls and stamps and mushrooms! Thank you so much! ❤️
m3i5 rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Julie-Ann, I got both of your beautifully decoraties mailart envies on the same day in my mailbox :) I really love your creative artwork 😍 thank you for the paper goodies! :D
m3i5 rated for EML: Mail Art - Autumn on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Julie-Ann, What a beautiful piece of mailartwork, I love everything! :D :D :D Especially the orange pumpkins and leaves prints on the envie. Pretty stamps with animals with orange/brown fur matching the color theme of Autumn :) thanks for all the lovely goodies inside! :D :D :D
EmmaLouLoves rated for EML: Postcard Swap #7 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Hey Julie-Ann I received your postcard today, thank you, it's a lovely picture, serene. Thank you. :o) x
AmaranthSpirit rated for EML: Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: What a lovely postcard, thank you so much! And I love the stamp :-) <3
Daithra rated for EML: I'm currently #3 on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed reading through the swap and getting a small glimbse of your life. The envelope is so pretty, clearly the envelope puncher is paying itself off :) Thank you for including goodies with too.
Ymbryne rated for EML: Make an Envelope #4 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap. The elephant envelope is just amazing :)
Minxy1964 rated for UKPP: Wild Animal Postcard on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Stunning card. Milton Jones, eh? He's madder than a box of frogs! Xx
Eel9585 rated for UKCA: Craft the Rainbow: Orange on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great happy mail I love the autumn theme
Singske rated for EML: Postcard Swap #6 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: What a lovely postcard. Thank you Julie Ann.♥️ Yes the weather has been great in Belgium too. Glad you enjoyed your time with friends. Tomorrow we are going to spend some time at a little corona-proof jazz festival. I hope that will be fun. We have to stay seated at are table. Strange but better than nothing I think☺️
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart.Hope you had fun at the jazz festival?
saturnsrings rated for SSM: Halloween postcard on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Julie-Ann, thanks for the cute halloween postcard and your story about how you celebrated it as a kid, so cool!
Response: Wow, that was a speedy postcard. I was quite surprised to be rated so quickly. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for this great orange swap! Loved the way you decorated the envie, packaged goodies in the striped envie, and those fussy cut butterflies were quite amazing!!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, rating and heart.
mlandman rated for EML: Autumn Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Hello Julie-Ann, thank you for your amazing envelope with pocket with gorgeous autumn goodies. It is all decorated so nicely. I got a warm autumn feeling on this hot summer day! Thanks so much, also for hosting!
Response: Thanks ever so much for your kind words, rating and heart. I loved putting it all together.
Comment: A lovely swap - I love the way you packaged the hot chocolate what a lovely touch! I’m definitely going to try the podcast thanks so much for the recommendation!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and heart. It's nice to get some swaps within the UK. Have a good weekend.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely owl postcard! 💕🦉
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart.
fairylover rated for EML: Summer Lovin on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: What a lovely little pocket you made to send me the goodies! I love it and it inspire me! It was great to read your letter, I really enjoyed it, thanks a lot! It was really a happy mail!
Response: I'm so glad it got to you and thank you for the kind words, rating and heart.
Catida rated for EML: Postcard Swap #5 on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I really liked the picture, and wouldn't have known it was by Dali. Liked the collection of stamps too :) Your week on the cottage sounds like a perfect escape from everyday routines :)
Response: I was tempted to keep it for myself, there was just something about her standing at that window. Thanks for the rating and heart x
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Summer Vibes Flipbook on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for flipbook full of summer vibes! A holiday on a little island would have been lovely instead I spend the whole summer at home and were stucked in a second lockdown. Your holiday sounds fabulous I have heard a lot about the Cotswolds - the famous villages and countryside! I am pretty sure you had a good time there!! :) And now have a nice weekend.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart. The Cotswolds was just lovely.
AmaranthSpirit rated for Postcard swap - UK Only on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: What a fantastic postcard, thank you so much <3 I hope your daughter had an amazing birthday :-)
Response: I always wondered who I would send a rat postcard too :) Glad it was well received - thank you.

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manaelsa on Sep 25, 2020:

Tag received!

Dear Julie-Ann, I was so delighted to receive your mail. It came the afternoon after a stressful job interview and the end of school for two weeks. Thank you so much for sending just what I needed. All the things will so come in handy.

All the best, Beth

Rainydancer on Aug 30, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

Singske on Aug 21, 2020:

Happy me, received another happymail envelope from you😍 So kind of you. Love all the goodies (those little girl stickers are great!). Enjoyed reading your letter. Yes it has been really hot and sticky. I did a little raindance a few days ago, that was fun... Keep an eye on your mailbox and enjoy your weekend💌

Singske on Jun 5, 2020:

Hello Julie-Ann, received your happymail today and I must say it was so nicely put together with all the little pockets. It brought some sunshine on this cold and rainy day. Thanks for that! Time to enjoy your chocolate now... yummie😋 Enjoy your weekend♥️

Stargazer008 on May 24, 2020:

Wow, what a heartwarming surprise in my letterbox. Thank you so much for this lovely envelope! I am pretty sure the home made chocolate cake was delicious! Here we slowly start to go back normal. Yesterday was the day of the day: I had my first hot waffle with cherries - in a cafe. Can you believe this?! Well I have to admit it all feels a bit strange, it was simply too good to be true. And now have a wonderful Sunday.

martieCZ on May 7, 2020:

Julie-Ann, you really made my day! What a surprise! Thank you so much for the beautiful lemur card and the joke, it is so funny. We are well here, hope you are too. I hope life will be back to "normal" soon :). Wish you great days!!

Widellia on May 4, 2020:

What a lovely surprise 😍 thank you for your postcard and the joke 😍 both I and Henrik live the joke 😃it’s definitely bring a smile and light on the day, thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Catida on Apr 30, 2020:

Thank you for the fun pelican card! Very kind of you. At first I thought it was meant for someone else, for a swap, but now I understand you sent it out of benevolence :) We're all well, and things are not bad here in general either. Schools have been closed for over a month, but will open up again in two weeks, and we'll see what happens after that.

Holunderfee on Apr 29, 2020:

Julie-Ann, thanks so so much for the nice card. I love dandelions! It was a great surprise and totally unexpected. You really made my day!

echeveriaLilacina on Apr 23, 2020:

Thank you a lot for that postcard and the joke! Really made my day and cheered me up!!! :) <3

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