Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2022 11:52 pm


Date Joined: November 7, 2010
Last Online: October 25, 2012
Birthday: January 3
Country: Australia
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About Me

Firstly, I am very sad I'm partially suspended at the moment and I hope to replace the lost ATC's to my partners quick smart so that my rating can change. I have been a reliable swapper and an active member of a number of forums. I hope to be swapping with all my new friends again soon.

UPDATE: The following ATCs (of which I have been rated 1) have been resent as of March 19 (Australia time):
Cute Woodland ATC #2
ATC Carnival/Circus
ATC - Girl Power!
On March 8 I sent 3 x Zombocalypse Notes packages, and have been re-rated for one, thank you. I still have an outstanding 1 rating for this swap and have messaged my partner about whether they have received or not.
I have taken photos of all of the above swaps and will upload to my flickr account shortly.
My other 2 '1' ratings: Video Games C & Triptych ATC are my next in line projects and I will PM my partners as soon as I have sent. Also, my stamped images tag to @dabellaraquella has not been forgotten, I will send it shortly.
Thanks for your patience and I apologize for the delay.

I am 28 and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I am married (have been for 7 years). I have a furbaby (cat) named Maxie. She is our princess ^_^

I am a teacher and I am also studying graphic design. I lived in Japan for the first 5 months of last year teaching English to children. It was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. I decided to come back home to my husband, family and friends, but I totally miss Japan It’s such an amazing country! Right now I am teaching grade 6 at a local school and I LOVE it!

I absolutely love receiving things in the mail, and giving thoughtful presents, so that's why I decided to join Swap-Bot!

To my lovely swap partners :)

Dear Swap Partners (who I send to) :)

Update: If you do not receive a swap package from me please contact me first, don't just rate me a 1. I always send my swaps and because a couple of people didn't contact me before they rated I'm now partially suspended, which is very sad and embarrassing.

On a more positive note, I truly hope you like what I make for you, I put lots of thought and love into what I create for my partners because that is the funnest part of swap-bot for me ^_^

I always send my swap packages (and most always on time). If you don't receive a package from me (and please remember it's coming from Australia so it might take a little while) please let me know. There is nothing sadder for me than an empty mail box :( I will re-send for you so you don't miss out on a swap. Please contact me before you give me a low rating. I was very proud of my 5.00 rating and would love to have it back soon! :)

Sometimes I pop a little something extra in your envelope if you have a little list of likes on your profile (especially if I have something that matches you in my stash ^_^ ) so keep an eye out for that :)

If you receive from me, I would really appreciate it if you could leave me feedback, as that lets me know you have received (and hopefully you liked what I sent) :D If you take the time to leave a rating and/or comment for me I will always leave a reply for you xo

Thank you for reading this, and I hope you love what I have made for you o(^_^)o

Dear Swap Partners (who I am receiving from),

Thank you!! I love receiving what you make for me in the mail, it is so exciting to see a lovely envelope or a foreign stamp in my letter box.

I am working on a piece of art and I am collecting Joker playing cards for it. If you have some spare jokers from any old packs of playing cards you aren't using, I would really love it if you could send them my way ^_^ Thank you so much in advance xoxo

I totally understand that life can take a hold of us sometimes, and things get in the way of swap packages getting out on time. If this is the case for you please send me a quick PM just so I am aware.

Just to let you know, I always leave feedback and a response to the packages I receive. I think it's the least I can do to say thank you xo

Australian Customs Officers do a fabulous job of protecting our country from invading nasties, but unfortunately that means there is a list of things that cannot be sent to Australia. If you are posting from overseas and aren't sure, please check this website: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/mail/cant-mail

If you don't have the time to check it out, let me just say we can't receive Tea Bags (of any kind). Which is really sad, because I like drinking tea.

Thank you for reading this, and I can't wait to receive mail from you o(^_^)o

Favorite Books

I love books. I love the weight of them in your hand, the smell, the reliable entertainment they provide. There is nothing quite like the familiarity of reading read an old favourite or the thrill of beginning something new. I love turning the page a book, old or new, and getting engrossed in a new story, there is nothing quite like it ^_^

I enjoy reading books in a series. Mostly because I hate when a book is finished, and what I love about a series is that there is usually another one to read ^_^
Some of my favourites are:

  • Harry Potter, JK Rowling
  • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  • Tomorrow When the War Began, John Marsden
  • Discworld, Terry Pratchett
  • The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
  • Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
  • True Blood, Charlaine Harris
    (Please note, I am not a vampire tragic, I just enjoy these 2 series in particular! :P)

As well as the authors of the book series' above, I will usually enjoy anything written by:

  • Roald Dahl
  • Enid Blyton
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Belinda Alexandra

Some of my favourite individual books that have either read many times, or have had a profound effect on me are:

  • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  • The Host, Stephanie Meyer
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Dying for Cake, Louse Limerick
  • The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
  • The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown
  • Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody
  • The Solitaire Mystery, Jostein Gaarder
  • Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks
    OK, I will stop, this list could go on and on :P

I also LOVE non fiction books too :) I still have all my childhood encyclopaedia sets and I hope that one day my kids (when I have them) will be able to enjoy them. I have a massive collection of cookbooks and recipes, which to be honest if I cooked one recipe per day I don't know how many years it would last me >_< But I still love receiving recipes, particularly ones from other countries. It's nice to see the different ingredients, methods and in fact final products :) I also LOVE collecting crafting books and I'm getting quite a library :D

And one final note, I love picture story books, children's books and books written for teenagers!! As a primary school teacher I get to read a lot of them, which is great for me!! ^_^

Favorite Crafts

I love sewing, drawing, designing on my Mac, and collecting (not that I have enough room for that!

I am now addicted to making inchies and ATC's ^_^ So much cute little fun in a little package :D

My Style

I love the colour spectrum, my favourite colours are Red and Cobalt Blue. Brown, Cream and Red would match my house. I love the Scandinavian look of bright pops of colour on white.

I would describe my style as Cute, Fun, Bright, Happy, Neat and Eclectic.

I love Owls, Woodland Creatures, Matryoshkas & Monkeys. I love anything kawaii ^_^

I would prefer items from a smoke free environment. And I don't mind if you have a pet .....as long as they don't sit on your crafts :P I am also allergic to hessian >.

Favorite Movies

Here's a list of some movies I really like :D

V for Vendetta, Amelie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Spirited Away (Anything Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki really), The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, anything Disney - but especially Beauty and the Beast ^_^


emrajr69 rated for Inchies For All! on May 30, 2012
silverwheel rated for Interesting Websites Email Swap on Apr 27, 2012
Ninlaret rated for Letter from your pet's POV on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: Pity, as a resent was promissed.. I know it had been a while now but still I never got it.
SabrinaDeeBerry rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Apr 20, 2012
Comment: I hope everything is okay as I did not receive a message from you about this swap. I will be happy to re-rate if I receive anything!
savvygal rated for Fill it! A minizine project on Apr 10, 2012
Comment: Will happily change this once you catch up on your swaps and send them out - good luck :)
shorterthanu44 rated for ATC Re-swap on Apr 5, 2012
Comment: I will gladly give you a 5 if I ever receive
Response: Hi :) This is the first I'm hearing that you didn't receive my swap. I sent you 3 ATCs packaged in a black folded card with a note. But since you're saying you didn't receive I will send you 3 more ATCs from my collection.
Kraftylady777 rated for ATC Carnival/ Circus on Mar 29, 2012
Comment: Swap was due 12/18/11..On 1/29/12, i sent a message that this was not received....On 1/29/12, I was told that this would be re-sent asap....Received atc on 3/29/12...Beautiful atc.....thanks for sending
Response: Sorry you have had to wait, I'm really glad you like it. Thank you for re-rating me and my sincerest apologies for the delay xo
Fallengeek74 rated for ATC - Girl Power! on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the Wonderwoman ATC
tessalou rated for Zombocalypse Notes on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: I am rating you a 3 because this swap was late and you did not even attempt to let me know at all.
Response: Thank you for re-rating me. In my defence of your comment I did PM you on Feb 15 asking if you have received or not, and if you hadn't I would resend. But thanks for re-rating xo
HannahsMommy07 rated for Cute Woodland ATC #2 on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: I did finally get my ATC. I would have been happy to give it a FIVE even if late if I would have just known it was coming.
Response: Sorry you have had to wait. It was poor on my behalf to forget to communicate with you and I apologize. I am really glad you like it, I really enjoyed making it for you xo
Magpieandluna rated for Cute Woodland ATC on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you i loved the ATC
Response: You're welcome!! So glad you like it ^_^ Thanks for the rating and the heart xo
laure1961 rated for ATC - Flowing Locks (2) on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC Wonder Woman, I enjoy it very well, it's very fun. bye . laure
Response: Thank you Laure, you are too sweet xoxo
pandakitty rated for ATC - Girl Power! on Mar 22, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much. Wonder Women was one of my favorite comic books when I was growing up.
Response: You're Welcome!! I'm so glad you love the Wonder Woman Choice ^_^ Thanks for the rating and the heart xo
ladylouie rated for Mario Bros ATC #2 on Mar 19, 2012
Comment: I have not received this swap. She said she had resent the swap, but i still have not received it. I will rerate if i received the swap.
Response: Sorry you have not received yet, I am trying to get on top of a couple of swaps, I will PM you as soon as I have resent. Sorry for the delay >_< xo
YooperHill rated for Zombocalypse Notes on Mar 18, 2012
Comment: she contacted me to see if I received. I told her no. I received a nice package on 3/18. Thank you!
Response: You're Welcome!! Thanks for the rating and the heart ^_^ xo
LetsStartARiot rated for Zombocalypse Notes on Mar 12, 2012
Comment: I'm sorry about this rating, but I think I've waited long enough. You contacted me a long while ago saying that you'd send it, and you were going to send out a resend. I have received neither yet. I will re-rate if I ever get anything. UPDATE 12/3/12: Just received your package today. Thank you - they're really lovely notes. It's postmarked as being sent on 8/3/12 though (more than a month after send-by date) so I'm going to have to rate you a 3.
Response: I'm terribly sorry that you had to wait so long. I'm so glad you finally received them and you like them. Thanks for changing the rating xo
flowerlady57 rated for Mail Art Challenge - PINK on Mar 8, 2012
Comment: I think you did a good job on your zentangle. love the pink color.
Response: Thank you!! It was a challenge to do such a big zentangle, but I really enjoyed it ^_^ xo
Comment: thank you
Lady rated for Triptych ATCs on Mar 2, 2012
Comment: Still nothing. I can re-rate if I get something. Nothing yet :(
Response: Thank you for your rating. I'm very sorry that you have had to wait to receive your Triptych ATCs. As I mentioned in my profile, yours is one of the next swaps I'm going to get out the door, and when I do I will PM you. My sincerest apologies for the delay xo
debhous rated for QUICK Ribbon swap #30 on Feb 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the ribbons. Love the dots and ginghams. Finding treasures in my mailbox is such fun!
Response: You're welcome! This was a fun swap :D Thanks for the rating xo

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4.6491 82 7 9
Completed Fives Threes Ones
75 102 4 8
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dabellaraquella on Jul 17, 2012:

Really too bad...I was looking forward to that game prize :(

redcrystal on Jun 27, 2012:

I feel sad you seem to have done a runner from SB. You were a good swapper and seemed reliable :(

daniecex on Apr 6, 2012:

Got your stuff in the mail today.. The ATC is so cute! and thanks for the postcards! ;)

memtree on Mar 8, 2012:

hi lozzabee, thanks for sending the stickers for feb wishlist from Active Aussie Swappers group. hope you can sort out the 1s and be a full member again soon. thanks a bunch! they're perfect! mem :)

Magpieandluna on Feb 29, 2012:

Miss your swaps!!!

neca84 on Feb 28, 2012:

Hope you get your 1's sorted soon, missing you in the Active Aussie Swappers group

icrossmyheart on Feb 15, 2012:

No problem at all, glad you liked it :)

ktina on Feb 13, 2012:


for the beautiful PC for the worldwide swaps group postcard tag!

Have a nice day! :)

sweetypiedie on Feb 2, 2012:

Hi Lozza, thanks so much for the great papers you sent me for the Active Aussie Group Not Crappy Pick 2 Tag. They'll definitely be put to good use! <3 Diane

redcrystal on Feb 1, 2012:

Thank you for my wishlist wish!! Will enjoy using the ATC backs :) Cheers Liz

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