Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 12:13 pm


Date Joined: September 22, 2020
Last Online: November 14, 2020
Birthday: September 3
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hello 👋 thanks for visiting my profile.

So a bit about me....not good with this sort of profile writing thing....I’m live in the UK, in a small town which suits me well because I’m much happier in the countryside than a busy town or city.

I’m a friendly, open minded, quiet person very much a creative type; with designing and craft being both a hobby and my work. My interests include a wide variety of music (everything from Meatloaf to Mozart), films, going to the theatre when I get the chance, reading, genealogy, cooking, houseplants and gardening, jigsaw puzzles, history, nature, animals. I’ve had pets all my life of some description or another and am ‘mum’ to 2 dogs at the moment.

Love penpalling/snail mail it’s such a wonderful way of building friendships all around the world; whether it be a long chatty letter or a postcard with a simple ‘how you doing’. Nothing beats the thrill of seeing a letter or postcard drop through the door with a foreign stamp on it and knowing that you have another chatty letter to sit down and enjoy ...with a good cup of tea of course! If you fancy being penpals drop me a message 😊

Recently discovered Postcrossing.....how have I missed that for so long!! So I’m really loving that as well.

Favorite Music

Impossible to choose one favourite type of music or artist!

Music for me depends on what sort of mood I’m in so I listen and enjoy a wide variety of styles and artists but amongst some of my favourites are....

Melissa Etheridge, Imelda May, Emili Sandé, Tom Jones, Pink, Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Johnny Cash, Imelda May, k.d.Lang, Paloma Faith, Andre Rieu, Puccini, Mozart, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johann Strauss.......

Favorite Books

I have to say I do prefer proper books but for convenience I do read ebooks at times and also listen to audiobooks as well. I like thrillers, suspense, murder mysteries and if they can have historical setting, a touch of the gothic or a spattering of steampunk then even better, lol! A few of the authors I reach for James Patterson, Thomas Harris, Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, Karin Slaughter, Dan Brown, Lloyd Shepherd, C M Palov

Favorite Crafts

Basically just like making stuff!

Mixed media/stamping/papercraft and drawing would be the main ones . Enjoy doing canvases, boxes, journal covers and also smaller things like atc’s etc that are quicker projects and also fun things to swap.

Then addition I also enjoy watercolour, crochet, knitting, fabric painting, sewing, macrame, jewellery making....as I said I like making stuff and I love trying new things out.


Enjoy swapping postcards, letter writing paper, letter sets, atc’s, inchies, small crafted items

Likes: Vintage, Steampunk, Florals especially botanical style /vintage look, dogs, animals in general, birds, foliage, skulls, Halloween, Dia de Muertos, gothic, quotes, Christmas

Not my favourite : overly glittery things, childlike cute images (kawaii), children’s cartoon characters/superheroes

Postcards: unless a swap dictates otherwise or they’re being popped in with a letter, I prefer them sent as a postcard...stamped and written on.



Stamps .... in particular miniature sheets, but all are welcome


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SkaGirl rated for First & Last Lines No. 27 on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!!
Comment: Hello Donna, Thank you for the great postcard with the Sewing Machine. I love it, it's new in my collection. How nice you took a look at my profile. You really deserve a heart.
MaddiV17 rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #2 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you sooo much!! This is my favorite mail I've ever received!! I love it soo much!!
Response: Aww I’m so happy that you loved it 😊 Thank you for the rating as well 😃
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard and stamps. Yes, I agree that Sir David Attenborough is such a passionate advocate for our world and environment. Have a great day!
Comment: I very much enjoyed your letter and will reply to you shortly :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the letter 😃
Burger1girl rated for Send a greeting card on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: You are right!! I giggled and giggled at the card!! My dogs do that! I'll see a tongue at the tip of my plate as I sit in lounge chair! Unless its a salad-no go!! The mango tea is inviting!! Thanks for the postcards, dolphins had me smiling! Thank you for such an happy swap!
Response: I’m glad it made you giggle. Think it’s a skill all dogs are born with....a tongue that can reach for what seems like miles 😂
Comment: What a wonderful vintage PC of London! It's so fun to spend a few moments admiring the details of these old images. I really appreciate you reading my profile and taking the time to pick out something I'd like. That was very thoughtful, thank you!
Response: I’m so pleased you liked the postcard. I have a few vintage postcards, always so interesting to see the details of dress, transport etc. It was lovely to be able to share one with someone who loves them too 😊 Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Craftsidaisical rated for Send a greeting card on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Hi Donna- I was so happy to see the beautiful envelope you decorated by hand in my mailbox today. It was so beautiful! You are such a talented artist. I also loved the cute stamps you used to send it and the funny dog on the card made me smile. The flower postcards you sent were very pretty too! I hope you and your puppies are doing well. I agree it's so nice to get to know such lovely people on SwapBot. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart; really happy that you liked everything and it brought a smile. Saw you liked sending postcards so I thought they’d make useful additions to the envelope for you. 😊
NRGordon rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1 on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. We had fewer hummingbirds this summer. Due to the heat, perhaps. The last pair left a week ago. I do enjoy watching them.
bambam rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: woohoo another Brit! There doesn't seem to be a lot of us on this site. I'm always looking for an excuse to have a cup of tea 😂. I love crafting I'm new to it so my work isn't always great but I just love the fact I'm making something if that makes sense, if you ever want to swap just send me a message and we can try and set something up. Stay safe x
Comment: Thank you (✿◕‿◕✿) for taking the time to read my profile!
Comment: Hi Donna! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my profile. I read over your profile and see that we have a ton of similar interests! I hope to swap with you again soon :)

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traceyj on Sep 24, 2020:

Hello Donna!

funny dog gif

I'm Tracey from across the globe in California--it's nice to meet you! I hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend--a letter or a book and a cup of tea sounds just about perfect right now. I'll be sending warm wishes in your general direction!

~TraceyJ (Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1)

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Kimspiration on Sep 24, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1

Hi there! How are you? I hope you have a nice day! :) Happy Swapping!


Petaltea on Sep 24, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1 Hi there! I’m Robyn. I live in Holland. I am also new to swapping. I just started this past summer. It takes a little while to figure it all out. At leastfor me it did. I hope you are well and have fun swapping!

pastorsmokeyt on Sep 24, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #1

Hello from Thorp, Wisconsin USA!!! I am so excited to be swapping with someone from the UK! My ancestors are from the UK and I read and watch everything that I can about it. I love the travel shows that show the English countryside, it looks so beautiful and peaceful. My name is Smokey and I live in a small town of 1,600 people with my wonderful wife. We have two grown daughters. I pastor a church here in town which i really love. We have two cats Callie and Rue who are a handful. I hope you are having a great day and thanks for swapping!! -pastorsmokey

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