Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2018 3:53 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2015
Last Online: November 15, 2018
Birthday: August 25
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello from England! I love sending mail, and receiving mail and everything to do with mail! It just makes me smile when I come hope to a big letter-shaped surprise in my postbox. I like to spend time thinking of exactly what to send to each person.

Since joining postcrossing a few years ago I have gained a few wonderful penpals that I write to regularly. But random letters and postcards here and there are always fun to!

I live near the city of Nottingham. My hometown is famous, due to it being the home of Sherwood Forest, and the legend of Robin Hood, the famous outlaw. I live in a little farming village, surrounded by fields and forests, and i love living in the countryside.

I recently got a new job which is completely different to what I was doing before! It’s been a little scary and crazy but I’m so glad I missed the change and I can’t wait to see what happens!

I love...

◦ Reading - especially murder mysteries. I love books with surprises and twists, and stories where you never know wha tis going to happen until the last minute. I love a good book that you just can't put down.

◦ Films - all sorts, mainly comedy/action/adventure. I used to never turn a film off until it got to the end, even if I didn't like it. However, i've recently gotten more ruthless! If i don't like the first 10 minutes, I don't watch it! it makes me feel a little mean, but also awfully powerfull

◦ Television - especially comedy and panel shows. I love a finding a TV show that makes me laugh out loud, but unfortunaly it dosn't happen very often.

◦ Musicals - I love going to watch musicals at the theatre. I have seen a lot, including Cats, Annie, Chicago and more! I most recently went to watch Mamma Mia in London, but my favourite is Matilda the Musical.

◦ Crafts - everything from quilling, to wood carving, to sewing, and more. You name a craft and I will try it!

◦ Mail - letters, postcards, photos, gifts, random lists, surprises! Anything that comes through my mailbox will be a favourite of mine!

◦ Moose - the animal, not the food. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they are just so adorable! Send me anything with a moose on and I will love you forever!

◦ Harry Potter - everything Harry Potter! Books, films, clothes, stationary, badges, wands, Platform 9 3/4s, Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Favorite Books

I love so many books, its hard to choose my favourites! I love fantasy/adventure novels, but I have also recently discovered a love for Murder/Crime Mystery novels. In this genre I particulaly love the writers Kate Atkinson and Linwood Barclay.

My absolute all time favourite series' are...

◦ Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

◦ Tunnels series by Roderick Gordon

◦ Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke

◦ His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.

Favorite Crafts

I like to have a go at all sorts of crafts and seem to fall in love with all of them (except knitting, I could never get the hang of that!) If you have any suggestions for crafts for me to try, please let me know becuase i am always up for giving new things a try.

My favourite crafts change on a weekly basis, but at the moment I love...

◦ Wax stamping - my new favourite hobby is sealing envelopes with wax stamps! Why have I never tried this before?!

◦ Sewing/Quilting - I'm not really one for making clothes, but i like making little things like cushions, bunting, bags etc.

◦ Cross-Stitch - My latest and favourite cross stich project is a large Hogwarts Crest Cross Stitch. I'm quite slow and only do bits now and again, but i hope to do all the houses as well eventually.

◦ Felting - I've had a go at both wet-felting and needle-felting and i'm not particulaly good it either, but i like them anyway!

◦ Card making - I like making cards, but they never seem to come out as spectacualr as i expect. I guess it's the thought that counts!

◦ Quilling - I like incorporating quilling into my cards, and although my designs arn't very extravagent, i think they are very cute!

◦ Wood Carving - I like having a go at this, but I often get bored half way through my creations! I currently have a half finished mouse, rabbit and snoopy!

◦ Soapstone Carving - Again, I love having a go at this but never know how to finish my projects. In fact I currently have a half finished fairy house sitting in my bedroom!

◦ Pyrography - fancy name for wood burning. It is a little pen-like burner that you can use to burn patterns and pictures onto wood.

◦ Decopage - I love the brand Decopatach, they have such pretty papers and i love looking on their website for ideas.

◦ Colouring - I got given a couple of adult colouring books for Christmas and i love them so much! It is such a good idea, why were adults never alowed to colour before!

Favourite Movies and TV Shows

I like a wide range of films, and am always up for trying new ones, so I am open to your suggestions! I really love...

◦ Harry Potter.

◦ Moulin Rouge.

◦ Hot Fuzz.

◦ I Love You Phillip Morris.

◦ National Treasure.

◦ Tangled.

◦ Up.

◦ Ratatouille.

I love television shows that make me laugh out loud, although that doesn't happen very often unfortunaltely. I like a mixture of shows from comedy panel shows, to dramas and random stuff inbetween. Generally I prefer British TV shows. A few of my favourite shows are;

◦ Derren Brown (Trick or Treat, Trick of the Mind, Apocolypse, Svengali, Etc).

◦ Pushing Daisies.

◦ Orphan Black.

◦ Miranda.

◦ Sherlock.

◦ Call The Midwife.

◦ Doctor Who.

◦ Broadchurch.

◦ Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

◦ Would I Lie To You?

I Would Love

I love surprises so i'm sure I will love anything you send me so please let your imagination go wild! You may end up sending me something amazing that i love, but haven't even thought of before! But to give you a few ideas, i particulaly love;

◦ Letters - I love full envelopes, they just make me smile! Write about anything! Or just send me a random list!

◦ Postcards - Both written on and sent, or sent blank so i can use them. I like all sorts of postcards! Touristy, cartoony, animals! Any postcards you have spare will be welcome!

◦ Photographs - Of you, your family, your pets, your hometown, your crafts!

◦ Bright Colours - I really like any bright, happy colours, but my favourite colours are yellow and purple.

◦ Moose - Anything with Moose, Deer, Stags, on! I think they're really adorable, but unfortunatly there don't seem to be many moose related products out there.

◦ Harry Potter - Anything Harry Potter themed! I am completely obsessed with Harry Potter and would love anything you can find about the books, films or wizarding world in general.

◦ Halloween - My absolute favourite time of the year so anything Halloween related would be awesome!

◦ Socks - I love bright or patterned or crazy socks! I’m a UK shoe size 7!

◦ Ice Cream - Obviously i know you can't send real ice cream in the mail! However, I love anything ice cream or ice cream van themed!

◦ Fabric - I love sewing, quliting and patchwork, so if you have some space chunks of fabric that you would like to spare, i would love to make something with them.

◦ Totes/Shopping bags - Any strong reusable shopping bag or tote, i don't mind what material it is made from, plastic, material, canvas, etc.

◦ Gift bags/Gift wrap - I like the patterned cellophane or paper gift bags that are used to put small gifts or homemade items in. I also like pretty or patterned tissue paper and wrapping paper.

◦ Sweets/ Candy/ Chocolate - I like trying sweets from different countries that we aren't able to get very easily in the UK. I think it's really interesting to see what different tastes we have all over the world. I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate, but other than that I’d like to try anything!

◦ Craft supplies - Any craft supplies would be welcome, i have listed my favourte crafts above so perhaps something that could be incorporated into one of these.

◦ Cross Stitch Kits - I particulaly like small kits (i tend to get bord with larger projects that take too long). I would love any kit you send (they would ALL be used), but i really like christmas themed ones.

◦ Stickers - Any random stickers, but i particulaly like small ones that i can stick on postcards so they don't take up to much room.

Etsy Shop

I have my own Etsy shop selling postcards! All the postcards I sell on there are made using my own photographs or drawings!

I have images of nature, animals, and famous landmarks from the UK, France and the USA.

It would be lovely if you could check it out. I know there are a lot of postcard swaps here on Swap-bot, and also a lot of Postcrossers on here so you might find something to add to you collection :)


Notes About My Mail

◦ I will not sign up for a swap unless i am 100% commited to sending it, so if you do not receive anything from me, please contact me and i will arrange to re-send.

◦ The same goes for if you are planing on rating me down, if i have sent the wrong thing, or for whatever reason. I will try and read through everything carefully, but we all make mistakes sometimes. Please contact me first and i will try my best to solve the issue.

◦ I usually post my items at night after work, which means they will not be picked up until the next day. Please take this into consideration in the date on the postmark is slightly different to the date i have marked as sent.


Comment: All those stamps on the envelope!! Love, love, love it!! Thanks for the postcard, I'll pass it on.
Response: Glad you liked all the stamps! Happy swapping :)
reauk rated for Advent Calendar Swap Round 5 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you Jess for the swap saving till Christmas morning sorry I thought I had rated you
Response: No problem! I hope you like the goodies! Merry Christmas!
pne rated for Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #82 on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Dear Jess, thank you for your postcard and the travelling ones -- I'll pass those on in the next round! Thanks also for the interesting stamps on the envelope! Philip
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed the stamps!
Comment: I received your gifts, thank you! Can't wait to open them! Will change my rating and let you know when Christmas is over :)
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m excited to open mine too! I hope you like them :)
tabbycat rated for Missed Advent #2 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the parcels!! They’re wrapped so pretty, I cannot wait to open them!
Response: No problem! I hope you like them all! Merry Christmas!
MrsKytes rated for Postcard Roulette on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I really like some of the stamps you used. That's really neat that you live so close to a legend!
Response: You’re welcome :) I’m so glad you liked the card and the stamps!
Comment: Thanks for the card and the beautiful stamps on your envelope *.*
Response: You’re welcome! So happy you liked them!
EmilyT rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC swap - A on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Love the alphabet vintage book cover reprint!!! You had a nice day off! Love your book choice, too, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!
Response: I loved that card too, I had it for so long! Glad you liked it :)
Comment: I love it when I get to send one home, because then I get to see the whole card done! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome! I love that part too!
MissPaula rated for Collaboration #60 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Jess, Thanks for extra goodies! I have just the thing for your 'Alice' collaboration! = )
Response: I can’t wait! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for these! I will pass them on in round 23. Thanks too for the fish and chips PC! Do you really eat off news print? Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome Sherry! And not any more, but that’s how it used to be done! Fish and chips were wrapped in newspapers to be taken away to eat!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Roxefrox rated for Blind Dollar Store Swap on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Jess, Thank you so much for the lovely package you've send me. I love everything in it. The mug topper is so adorable <3 Also a big thanks for all the teabags and the lovely postcard. Best wishes! <3
Fabell rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and for sharing 3 things about yourself.
Comment: Nottingham sounds like a cool place to live!
Comment: Thank you for the cute coloring sheets!
Comment: You are so sweet. Thank you so much. i love the recipe card and the extra one. I think you picked a perfect one to start! Oh, and the stamps were awesome!
Comment: Thank you so much for postcards you sent! I loved your envelope full of stamps! And thank you for that photo and telling me about your life. The place where you live sounds interesting! ♥︎
elflady rated for Collaboration #55 on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: My this is a bit of a challenge to know what to put on this postcards to coomplete it . I realy like what you have done .It is very creative and thought provoking . Well done. elflady
Comment: Thanks a lot!

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Gatzcat on Oct 31, 2018:

Hi CookieChops!!

Thank you for the extra postcard for the Postcard Roulette Swap.


myancey on Oct 19, 2018:

Hi ya. Have u sent your postcards for pc roulette?

CurlyTea on Aug 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

PrairieKittin on Feb 24, 2018:

Thank you for adding to my "Steampunk" Add and Pass Postcard! :-)

CindyST on Nov 16, 2017:

I received my Colab colouring PC back. Thank you so much :D

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

A bit belated, but Happy Birthday!

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Security Envelope Background Pass and Paste PC!

forever0lost on Aug 9, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely birthday postcard x

katiepumpkin on Jul 11, 2017:

Posted your letter today! I hope it reaches you safely :)

cmdunderground on May 10, 2017:


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