Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 8:21 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2013
Last Online: September 4, 2018
Birthday: December 23
Country: Australia

About Me

My name is Christine and I have been introduced to this site thanks to a very special friend that I am blessed to have in my life. She knows who she is...😘

I have a fabulous family with husband and 2 adult sons, who are everything to me and we have recently expanded with a new daughter-in-law.

We absolutely love living in Brisbane, Australia, after having many years moving around our beautiful country due to my husband being in the Defence Force. This also allowed us to see many many parts of Australia and we feel proud to say we have enjoyed and experienced so much of it.

My husband and I also love to travel internationally when we can and have been extremely lucky to have been able to see many different countries. All of them have been fantastic experiences and we have appreciatiated each one with its unique culture, cuisine and geography. We look forward to doing more travel and would especially love to cruise to Alaska, and visit Japan and China.

Our family have always loved animals and enjoy getting to know them with their individual personalities and total genuineness. We have had many pets over the years, all varieties, shapes and sizes. 🐶 🐱 🐦🐭 🐠 However at the moment we only have an awesome little Lovebird named "Houdini".

My husband and I are currently learning to dance (ballroom and Latin) and although we aren't very good, we have many, many laughs and enjoy the company of other dancers.

Christmas is my favourite season. I love to hunt through shops or create special gifts for the people I love, and take great pleasure in watching their reactions when they open them. We have about 8 Christmas trees that are scattered around the house during the season. I have a lovely collection of decorations that I have much pride in displaying. My favorites of these are my wooden nutcracker characters.

Favorite Music

I can't really say that I have a favorite type of music...however, I know that I don't like hip hop, heavy metal or any 'head banging' styles. I've always loved the music from ABBA, but will listen to anything from the 70's, 80's and beyond that isn't listed above.🎼🎶

Favorite Crafts

I have loved a wide variety of crafts. I have always sewed and crocheted, and have tried my hand at wool, silk ribbon and floss embroidery, smocking, quilting, patchwork, paper crafts and card making, folk art, teddy bear making, tatting, knitting and timber crafts.

I love making and swapping ATC's and am slowly learning to incorporate new techniques into them.

Favorite Movies

..pretty much everything except horror and some sci-fi. I love a good comedy action/adventure or chick-flick! As long as I can totally relax and really understand the characters, I'm happy!

Likes and dislikes

I have always been a very 'girly girl' and still am. I adore lace, bling, sparkles, vintage designs and generally anything pretty! I love all colours, but in particular, blues, purples, pinks. I also love the distressed look in artworks.

Food is a weakness! I probably like Thai food the most....at the moment. 😉and I love all fruit! 🍎🍇🍑🍐🍌🍓 I am a coffee drinker, but of late have turned to green and herbal teas, I just adore the amazing aromas.

I have a weakness for fashion, especially shoes 👠!! All types! Oh, and jewellery! 💍The dainty and blingy!

I love angels, fairies and butterflies!!!!

I also love tea cup and saucer sets and started collecting them as a child.

I collect tourist magnets and would love to have many international ones (flags, maps, special buildings, famous landmarks etc....) I am open to international swaps with tourist magnets. , I love the smells of fresh coffee, strawberries, vanilla, gardenia, lavender, and roses, they remind me of special times, people and places!

Being a Christian I always try to live 'the Golden Rule'. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Honesty and loyalty are two of the qualities I look for in my friends, and I therefore live this outwardly. I always do my utmost to do what is expected of me and keep my promises. This will include my commitment to complete swaps to their specified requirements or above.

I cannot stand cruelty to anything or anyone. I particularly dislike people who are impatient and intolerant or unaccepting towards others.

I don't particularly like wizardry and am not into anything involving violence, vampires, witchcraft, zombies etc. I do not believe in Halloween.

Favorite Books

I love to curl up with a novel 📖 especially on a rainy day. I enjoy romance, adventure and historical reads as well as bio's. Lately, I have become interested in mysteries and am enjoying the suspense until the ending. Monica McInerny and Nora Roberts are two of my favourite authors.


I put much time as well as my heart into my work, and would never send anything that I'm am not happy with. I will ALWAYS send by the due date or earlier, unless there is some upheaval in my life. If this happens, I will send you a message and hope for your patience and understanding.

I photograph my swaps so if I get you as a partner more than once, I will try to make sure I do not send the same extras.

My family and I do not smoke, so you will never receive anything with traces of smokey smells from me.

I will rate you and leave a comment as soon as I receive your mail and I ask that you please do the same as I would love to know it has arrived safely and what you think of the work I have completed!

Cheers and Happy Swapping!!


GummiBear rated for Glittery Christmas ATC on Mar 5, 2015
Comment: Thank you! Very nice!
sp1c4 rated for Random Acts of Happiness #4 on Jan 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks or the nice words :)
KatieBuck rated for Random Acts of Happiness #4 on Dec 18, 2014
Comment: I've already had to dig in for an uplifting note! Very nice words!!!
Doiregirl rated for Remembrance Day ATC on Dec 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card and extras. I'm sorry my rating is late my husband has been critically ill over the past few weeks. You must be very proud of your husband and son, brave men. Serving your country is a very brave deed.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I hope your husband is feeling better. I could not be more proud of any of my family. Christmas blessings to you and yours!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-)
amazingemo rated for Random Acts of Happiness #4 on Nov 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the sayings they went right in the jar.. thank you for the coaster!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Loonstruck rated for Under the Sea -ATC on Nov 28, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely coral reef card. It is one of nature's miracles. I hope I get to visit yours someday!
Response: You are welcome, I'm so glad it arrived safely and that you like it. I hope you get to enjoy our beautiful reef one day :-)
Comment: Part one and two were great!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Great photos! I love the cranes and the cuckoo clock! And that painting above your bed is fantastic! But your choices fit the task perfectly! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome, The painting was a 'must have' when we renovated our home three years ago, I love it too!! Thank you for the rating and heart :-)
Response: Thanks for the rating.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your pictures. The souvenir pictures are so lovely, especially that cuckoo clock! I also love your views from the back of your home- it definitely looks peaceful!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! We're off to have breakfast on our deck :-)
Comment: Beautiful pictures. Love that Egyptian papyrus and the cranes!
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating and heart :-)
candigirl rated for Souvenir Magnet on Nov 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you SO much for all the goodies with the magnet!! I love the boomerang keychain and the coaster...lovely!! I saw on the news that our president was in Brisbane a few days back..isn't it a madhouse when he's around? Traffic blocked, all the secret service guys, etc.etc...
Response: You are welcome, I'm so glad they arrived safely and thank you for the heart!! Madhouse is one way to put it...LOL The G20 certainly had an impact on Brisbane...loads of road closures etc...but at least we got a public holiday out of it...we spent it at home in the air-conditioning as there way a major heat wave!! Take care <3
Tessssssa rated for Fruity ATC # 11 Missed ones on Nov 14, 2014
Comment: thank you for your atc's. and thanks for joining my swaps!
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad they arrived safely. Thanks for hosting the swaps, I really enjoyed participating :-)
Elkeekle rated for Random Acts of Happiness #3 on Nov 8, 2014
Comment: Thanka a lot for the nice notes, even though I'll read them later on :) And I loved the Australian tea bag!
Response: You are welcome :-) I hope they give you some pleasure and that you enjoy the tea!!
haiku25 rated for haiku25 and casscd on Nov 6, 2014
Comment: Wow, Christine! Thank you for everything you sent me, I loved the keychain and coaster! Also the magnet you sent me was one of the most gorgeous magnets I've ever received! Thank you so much and thank you for doing a private swap with me!
Response: I'm so pleased you liked it all. Thanks for the heart and for swapping with me :-)
Brettmarie rated for Silouhette Surprise ATC on Nov 2, 2014
Comment: I loved this silhoutte! It is such a beautiful ATC. Thanks for the extra ATC paper :)
Response: I really enjoyed painting it and I'm so happy that you like it :-) Thank you for the heart!
CalyD rated for Mushroom Madness - ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute ATC and the Tea! I love tea 8-). Love the mushrooms and glad you participated in my swap.
Response: Thanks for running it and for the heart! I'm so glad you like it, enjoy your tea!

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Lizard on Nov 11, 2014:

G'Day Fellow Aussie. <3

LaviniaRiverina on Apr 18, 2014:

BevT on Jan 19, 2014:

Welcome to the Vintage Café GROUP!!! Thank you for joining! :)

hibiscus on Oct 29, 2013:

you are a very special swapper and you create lovely artwork....thank you for an awesome swap!

Mak on Sep 19, 2013:

Guess who your partner is for the Butterfly ATC??????????

Mak on Sep 18, 2013:

Hey, I did not know you had me for the September ATC. Looking forward to receiving it.

Mak on Aug 2, 2013:

Welcome to Swap-bot! It will be wonderful to swap with you at some stage.

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