Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2020 12:12 pm


Date Joined: October 14, 2020
Last Online: December 3, 2020
Birthday: January 28, 1991
Country: Portugal

✨ About me

‍💻Profile updated: 24/11/2020

❗️ Warning: My ratings are getting behind so much that I think I'm going to resolve my current swaps and not get into more until I have more even numbers. I don't want other members thinking I'm flaking.

🌼 Hi everyone :) 🌼

My name is Lucia and I live in Portugal. I'm new to Swap-Bot but really excited to get started.

I'm 29 and a Clinical Psychologist that is trying to open her own business. I like to put my creativity and openness in everything I do so I'm doing a Post-graduation in Art Therapy, because I believe that all things colourful and crafty have a huge therapeutic potential in peoples lives.

I grew up has an only-child so quickly I discovered the world of books and all the adventures and friends I could find in them, and also the joy of drawing and painting. So crafty things have always been present in my life. I thought myself through youtube how to do crochet, embroidery and cross-stitch while my friends were all excited about clubbing, so yeah I'm that kind of girl haha

The main reason I'm joining Swap-Bot is to have fun creating while having the opportunity to really brighten someone's day. And also to test myself out of the box with like minded crafty people.

Thank you for reading :D and I wish you a wonderful day 🌞

💌 Swapping Info

I read some veteran profiles before doing mine to learn how to have a good profile. This was a section I've seen mentioned and thought was really helpful.

📋 General Warnings:

  • I will always take pictures of everything I send, including the closed envelope or package. So please** if you feel like the package was damaged and maybe something is missing contact me.** I will send replacements if needed.

  • I will click "Sent" after I post something at the post office. Please be mindful that if for some reason I only can do it at the computer at home it will take some extra minutes.

  • Also, my Timezone is UTC+1 - Western European Time Zone or GTM+1 if you go by the Greenwich Mean Time. So I may mail something on a Friday to me, that is already a Saturday for you.

  • I only join Swaps that I am 100% sure I can manage and pour my heart and creativity into them. So my number of swaps may grow slowly but surely :)

  • I also have penpals, actually I started penpalling this year and that was how I also discovered Swap-Bot. If you liked my profile and are looking for a penpal feel free to say so. ✉️

  • English is not my mother language (Portuguese is :D) so if I misspell something please do tell, that's the best way I learn :) Also feel free to express yourself in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. I might still respond in English but I understand those clearly when I'm reading (writing I don't have much practice haha just English and Portuguese).

  • 🎀 RAK: If we swapped and you want to use my address to make a RAK I'm totally fine with it :) and I will return the kindness

  • 📨 Private Swaps: I'm open to them

  • Extras: You may send extras if you want to curate them and have the time for it. I am always happy to receive them. Please don't send knick knacks or broken things. (I don't want to sound rude, I speak from some experiences I had. Thank you for understanding)

📫 Collections:

  • Postcards

  • Stamps

  • ATCs (want to start collecting and making this December)

💬 Ratings

Time to Mail arrive: This is an estimation based on my experience with penpals and swaps here on site. My "Completed Swaps" and "Ratings" numbers are always half because of the time it takes for my swaps to arrive.

To Europe: 7 to 10 days

To USA: Between 2 to 3 weeks

To Canada: Between 3 to 4 weeks

To Asian Countries: Between 3 weeks and a month

I feel that this is a really secure system and have the utmost careful pondering before using it. I will only rate after I saw and read everything with attention and care, so if it takes a minute it's just because of that.

For rating me please consider that I'm always open to talk, specially (has I mentioned above) if you feel like something was damaged or got open and something might not arrived safely. This things happen and it's how we deal with them that matters :)

I will always read your full profile before swapping, so please have it nice and full of your beloved likes!

💟 Likes

The things I most enjoy receiving are:

  • postcards (botanical, cityscape, classical art, kawaii, animals, vintage)

  • pages of antique books and music sheets

  • shaped paper clips

  • stamps (specially historic, city or flowery)

  • stickers (sheets or flakes)

  • washi tape samples (I love them all except plastic and glitter)

  • all the tea! I love tea, my favourites are the more soothing derived from herbs, like green tea, mint...I also like English Breakfast Tea. But it's fun to taste new teas! If you want or only have fruity teas I will gladly try them out :) I also enjoy when people send me their favourites (please mention it if you do)

  • embroidery and cross stitch

  • ATCs

  • little findings like paper clips, buttons or various mail strings and ribbons

  • writing stationery (envelope + letter)

  • sticky notes and memo pads with cute designs

My favourite themes are:

  • 📜 Vintage/Jane Austen

  • 💐 Botanical

  • 🎌 Japanese cute characters: I'm in love with Sumikko Gurashi, Cinnamoroll, Molang and My Melody from Sanrio (actually all of them are adorable haha)

  • ☕️ Tea/coffee time

  • 🌺☀️🍂☃️Seasons of the year

  • ⛲️Victorian/Gothic Architecture

  • 🌲🦌Woodland

  • 🌍 If you want to make it about your country/hometown please do, I enjoy learning new things :D

Favourite Colours: pastel tones, nudes/greys, creams, soft colours, ocean colours, autumn colours

❌ Dislikes

The things I usually dislike are:

  • Postcards with ads

  • glitter anything, even if it his glitter washi

  • die-cuts (maybe only has extra, not part of the items for the swap if you have many and want to destash)

  • scented things, like scented paper or stickers

  • foam stickers

  • cosmetic samples

  • temporary tattoos

  • children/kid themed stationery in general

  • anything religious or political

Themes I usually dislike: celebrities, sports, girl power, leopard print and makeup or shoes related.

Disliked colours: Fluorescents, hot pinks

📚 Favorite Books

The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece for me, I try to read it every year since I was in college. And I also grew up with Harry Potter so that world has a special place in my heart.

J. R. R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Artur C. Doyle, C. J. Sansom, Juliet Marillier, Stephen King, Harper Lee and Richard Adams are some of my favourite authors.

From time to time I enjoy reading Manga and the last one I finished was Beastars. And I'm currently reading the comic series of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

📽️ Favorite Movies

In movies I tend to seek more psychological thrillers, horror (also the more psychological and mystery type not the jump scares type), fantasy and I particularly enjoy everything made by Studio Ghibli, being Spirited Away one of my favourites.

I only tend to stay away from romantic comedies, although (for some weird reason), I really enjoy those themes in KDramas and JDramas. I'm a weirdo haha

📺 Series, Tv Shows and Anime

Series: Haunting of Hill House, True Detective, Alias Grace, Penny Dreadful, Orange is the New Black, Star Trek: TO, Star Trek: NG and Star Trek Deep Space 9.

Tv Shows: RuPaul's Drag Race (Bianca del Rio and Trixie Mattel are some of my favourites), Nailed It and Terrace House.

Anime: Comboy Bebop, Trigun, Hajime no Ippo, Lovely Complex, Ouran H. Host Club, Fruits Basket, Psycho Pass, Perfect Blue and Avatar: The Last Airbender.


Inesrv rated for Private: Two portuguese girls on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Dear Lucia, Are you kidding me? I love your letter and envelope and goodies! I'll reply you soon! Sorry again for taking so long to rate you. Can't wait for more :) love, Inês
Response: Yeahyyy :D It made me happy Inês 🧡 Can't wait for our next swap! Obrigado por seres a minha swapper portuguesa haha tem assim um gosto nacional xD
neea1989 rated for 💕 Tea and Stickers #3 💕 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I love the stickers, and the postcard, too - a fun coincidence, we were just talking about Kandinsky in art history class the other day. I can't wait to try the teas! 💖🧡💛💜
Response: Oh what a coincidence :D so fun! I really enjoy Kandinsky and enjoy sharing his art. I'm happy that you enjoyed our swap together ^^ thank you for your rating!
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart :) Hope you have a lovely day!
minajapan rated for Journal Prompt P/C on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: I received a swap from you today. A very cute envelope. The postcards you made were also cute. And congratulations on the opening of the clinic. (Wow!) Thank you for the side note. I will also wright back to you (-after the swaps and tasks I have to do right now-). And as far as your favorite list is concerned, there seems to be something I can send to you. -Mina :)
Response: Thank you so much Mina :D Oh I will love so much to hear from you again in the future 🎀
9O96O rated for Handmade Postcard #2 - International on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Very cool european-style postcard. Very mail-arty. I love the hole punches with cord. I've never seen that in a handmade postcard before. Nice touch.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I'm going to be honest, when I read your profile I was inside my mind "omg so many beautiful works!" And really wanted to make something different to impress you and make you happy to receive it :$ Also it was my first handmade postcard and I followed your tip about choosing first the background image :) so thank you for the inspiration
katierose rated for How happy is your mail? #2 on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Lucia!! This is the nicest happy mail I have ever received!! I love everything, especially the pretty papers and your drawings. They are perfect for my journal. I wish I could give you more hearts! ❤❤❤
Response: It makes my day to have brighten yours with happy mail :D I had so much fun with the bear facts haha Thank you for being my partner and the rating Katie <3
NicoBergs rated for New pen pal - one per country on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Hi Lucia, Wow you really knocked my socks off! Such a nice note and all of the little details of the envelope were so cute! Expect something back from France in the coming weeks :)
Response: Oh I'm so happy it got to you safe <3 Thank you so much, would love to trade more letters with you :D
Comment: thanks a lot for the beautiful card!
Response: I'm happy that you enjoyed it :D
Comment: LOL HOw did the Thing make your list? LOL I like it too. LOL I mean didnt the toaster morph into a headless pile of goo or was that another movie? lol Horror westerns? LOL Hay, the Conjuring made 2 out of 3 lists! Hay thanks for all the cute gifs! EDIT***I just saw the newspapers top 7 movies and they chose THE THING too. LOL Thought you'd get a kick outta that.
Response: thank your for your rating and heart :) so cool that Conjuring is widely loved haha The Thing is just a marvellous special effects movie <3
XCullen rated for SCARY MOVIE EMAIL SWAP ~ OCTOBER on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: The VVitch!!!! Such a good film. So good in fact, a cider mill back in my home state released an alcoholic cider called "Black Phillip". Loved loved this one! Thanks for sharing :)
Response: Omg when I saw it I didn't even know I was so into more quiet horror but it was so beautiful and frightening :D Great name for a cider!
Comment: I’m definitely going to be checking out some of these. I had only heard of 2 of them. TYVM!!!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating :D Hope you have fun with these movies!

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dorcii on Nov 24, 2020:

Waaaah, the world is sooo small!! :) I'm very happy to see you here and I'm very happy to hear you received my letter! :) I'm sure we will have a lot of mutual topic if you're also a Swapbot member!! :) I'm very excited to hear back from you!! :)

Poftoffel on Nov 18, 2020:

Hi! I do handdrawn ATC's.... if you're interested, we could do a private swap? If not interested, no worries!

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