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Date Joined: May 18, 2010
Last Online: June 24, 2018
Birthday: July 23, 1975
Country: United Kingdom
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I have been absent for years now, so thought I'd pop back and say hi. I'm not sure if anyone I know is still around on here. I used to run Newbie Niceties. Since I was on last, my marriage has ended and I'm now a nanny. One of my older daughters has a beautiful little boy called Charlie, who is now 1 x

I'm Caroline, I am 41 and I live with my son and daughter in England.

My birthday is July 23rd so am born on the cusp of Cancer & Leo starsigns. I consider myself to be more Cancerian though.

I have a part time job working at Subway.

I like playing Animal Crossing and the Professor Layton series on my Nintendo DS.

I love music and make good use of Spotify. I love all genres of music from pop to classical. My favourite artists are Kelly Clarkson, Kylie, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Eliza Doolittle, Scissor Sisters, Coldplay, Britney, Pixie Lott, Katherine Jenkins, Michael Buble, Kate Nash and lots more x

I'm a big reader, my favourite author is Agatha Christie and I collect her books. I also like Jo Nesbo, M C Beaton and the classics. I am currently working my way through the Agatha Raisin series. I subscribe to Book & A Brew and Bookishly. I am also on Goodreads and love recommendations for new reads and new authors.

I like films and TV series. My favourite at the moment is Blacklist. I also like Friends, Doctor Who, Doctors, Judge Judy, Judge Rinder, The Killing, The Bridge, Criminal Minds and The Mentalist.

My favourite films include Star Wars, The Usual Suspects, The Harry Potter series etc etc.

Things I love:

Jewellery - Any supplies would be appreciated odd beads, wires, headpins, earring hooks, kits etc. To wear - I love chunky bracelets, unusual necklaces and I have pierced ears

Postcards - I am a member of Postcrossing, and would like to collect a postcard/mapcard of every country. I am also collecting the Penguin Book Jacket Collection.

ATC's/Inchies/Twinchies etc - I love making them & and receiving them. Any supplies to make them would be appreciated such as buttons, ribbons, fabric or backgrounds. Mini items, small embellishments. I really need alphabets or text to put letters on my cards & ATC's, so would appreciate any diecut letters etc. I also love emphemera

I love learning and education. I have started studying to get a degree.

Stationery - I love writing, so any stationery is lovely. I love notebooks and fountain pens.

Colours - I love colour especially black and white with red. However I do like all colours. I love stripes and polka dots too x

Tea & Hot Chocolate - I love trying new types of teas, any tea bags apart from Earl Grey. I love Land O Lakes Cocoa, any variety.

Make-Up & Cosmetics - I love Lush cosmetics. I am very pale so would love any make-up or samples to compliment my skintone. I love lipbalms especially Lipsmakers

Travel, once a year I get a week to go away by myself. Last year I went to Venice, this year I am going to Malta.

I love animals especially cats, crabs, snails, ladybirds, butterflies and birds.

Stamps - craft or postage

I can always use swap cards & address labels

Things with my name on or the initial 'C' on. I like my name!!

Anything made by you - Especially an amigurami!!, ATC's, inchies, a matchbox whatever you do!

I love reading and will read anything

Dislikes - Dark Chocolate, coffee and sour sweets

My daughter Olivia 13, typical teenager. She loves makeup, stationery and chocolate.

My son Alexander 7, he loves Avengers and Minecraft.

We have no allergies

How I Swap & Rate

I love swapping, I love finding out who my partner is and tailoring what I send for that swap to their personal tastes. I hope every partner I have loves the swap they get from me.

I try to reuse as much packaging as I can x

I will rate a swap as soon as it is physically in my hands, so if I haven't rated you for a swap, I haven't received it yet.
I do not rate down if I do not like a particular item, (as long as someone has paid attention to my profile & met swap requirements) I will just use it in another swap.
I will always rate and I hope that I get the same courtesy in return.

I am still waiting for several ratings, please rate!!!

Non Raters 2010

@bsnipes1978 @OliveNabya @Bundles @shinz @sugarbooger @sovereignstar21 @Dillydally @Frassiegill @PinkNightmare @Craftymum @jaco @texasangel @bookwormgurl @sunnylee7 @bigia @ICNTECHNICOLOR @MadAboutPooh
@CatchingFergison @halcigone

Non Raters 2011

@SIEN @Ktbird80 @MrsStolen @UndeadRedhead @Scrapcowando @rodeorockafeller @SJsCraftyMom


If for any reason you have a problem with any swap of mine, please contact me before rating so it can be resolved.

Unfortunately I have been flaked on :(

Flakers 2010

@Dillydally @Zombina @Akitty @vsproat @Goggabos @candicewelty @pixieval @rickeystrawberry @epcl42

Flakers 2011

@FunkyGirlyChick for Mega ATC Swap (International) - Swap

@UndeadRedhead for Newbie Niceties Monthly Birthday Swap - June kindly angelled by @panthyrr

@IrinaM for Facebook Friends =) #2

@dragonfly84 for Newbie Niceties Friendship Book Swap - Small

@scrapcowando for Newbie Niceties Favourite Animal ATC Swap

Angels for Swaps I was Flaked On In 2010

@sduckson @siouxx05 @TwoBlueCrows @Morwesong @MommaEvans @Nermalski @PJ

Swappers who have flaked on swaps I have hosted

@bsnipes1978 @SwappingGoofy @Pennylane78 @halcigone @Ktbird80 @kathiann

I angel all my own swaps as long as the flaker as been rated a 1.


Tags I am waiting for

Newbie Niceties - A Matchbox & Fabric grabbie from @DarbyFlats

Newbie Niceties - Hello Kitty Chapstick from @Stephyni - kindly angelled by @Penguino

Newbie Niceties - Handmade cards with envies from @Ktbird80 - kindly angelled by @thisismeAXiD x

Angels for these tags would be appreciated x


JaneInSD rated for Reading Log 2017 - 2nd Quarter on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for the reading log. There are a couple books on your list that I have been thinking about reading and now I will! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the swap and the read! I really like the idea of following authors on twitter :)
AnnastinaS rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #4 on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the teabags! :)
Comment: Hello Caroline, what a nice letter! I will write back for sure as soon as I can :)
Comment: Thanks loads for you lovely letter Caroline! of course i will write you back! there's so much to share, have a Blessed day!
Comment: Thanks for the letter and the cute flowers. I absolutely love the envelope!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet letter! My daughter and a few of my friends work at Subway, too. lol. I am VERY familiar with "the way of subs' as they call it here, lol.
debbiepittman rated for NN Time For Tea Swap 3 on Oct 31, 2016
Comment: Sorry...ended up in hospital and then offline back in 2011, 2012. I was just checking everything and saw I missed rating you. Very sorry!
gypsyinthecastle rated for NN Postcard Swap # 6 on May 22, 2012
Comment: I am happy to re-rate with a re-send. Sent pm to swapper.
Response: I contacted gypsyinthecastle back in 2012, and again this month April 2017. Unfortunately I haven't heard back from her on either occasion x
pedal2u rated for Newbie Niceties 'F' Theme ATC - Swap on Dec 27, 2011
Comment: tyvm
Emika rated for 100,000! on Nov 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great package! I love all the different little things you could include :)
missxkay rated for NN Beginner's Inchie Swap 3 on Oct 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the lovely inchies, and I especially love the rooster card you sent them in. :D
angel272 rated for NN Colour Me Happy Swap - Pink on Oct 8, 2011
Comment: Thanks it was great
Comment: Thank you very much, they are very pretty...
CourtneyBruesch rated for NN Craft Stamp Swap 4 on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: Gorgeous Stamps! I think I might regift them to my sister since they are so nice-I would feel guilty using them. Thanks so much!
MichelleWillow rated for NN Pick 3 Swap # 6 on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you Caroline! :)
Comment: Thank you for the birthday bear. :)
HeidiJean rated for NN Friendship Book Swap - Small on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the FBs and excess
kewlmom23 rated for NN Inchies Series 2 - Nature on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Thanks, they are cute

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TerryF on Dec 15, 2011:

Thx for being a TPD member - Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Terry (“;)

trelviastreasures on Nov 6, 2011:

just wondering if you ever received your swap items....nn scavenger hunt????

Moosecastle on Oct 31, 2011:

Happy Halloween

Leashah on Oct 30, 2011:

jen75 on Oct 11, 2011:

Hi Caroline! I saw this and thought of you! Hope you're having a lovely week!

mulle86 on Oct 8, 2011:

Thank you very much for all the lovely red things in the Angel you made for me ;-) It is greately appreciated..

sassystyle on Oct 1, 2011:

Thanks for the welcome!! :)

renmagpie on Sep 27, 2011:

Thank you so much for Newbie Niceties. It goes a long way to welcoming the newbies to the the 'Bot. :D

Paige1900 on Sep 21, 2011:

Oh my Caroline...What a beautiful surprise! Thank You so much for Jellyfish. I love it!!! It really made my day....That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. HUGS HUGS HUGS.

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ktina on Sep 12, 2011:

Hi:) I agree with you, the movie wasn't as good as the A-team series. And you have also a nice and interesting profile, I loved reading it :) Happy swappin'!


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