Swap-bot Time: March 2, 2021 3:47 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: Australia

About Me

If you have me for a partner, please try to use real stamps when you post. I like to collect them or use them in projects!

I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am in three Australian Facebook swap groups, which have been a lifesaver in 2020. Prior to COVID-19, I attended lots of craft fairs and retreats and workshops all round Australia, but they were mainly cancelled in 2020. Ive been able to go to local ones for the past few months, but not willing to travel in case we have to go into lockdown again. My favourite colour is ORANGE and I use it a lot in my craftwork. When I make things for others I like to use colours they like, but I usually put in a little bit of orange somewhere - like a “signature”!

I work in a vet clinic but I am semiretired - cos I need more time for crafting!

Update JAN 2021 - if you are looking for something to send me in a Swap, I really like Halloween stuff, so if you come across any post halloween sales keep me in mind,, especially any paper or crafting stuff. We don’t get a lot of craft halloween stuff in Australia.

RE VINTAGE FAIRYTALE GROUP SWAPS - I like everything, but DRAGONS are my fave!

Favorite Movies

My favourite movie series is STARWARS. I love them all. JAN 2021 I have watched season two of the Mandalorian - it was great. We now know the child’s name- it is Grogu. I am a bit sad though since Grogu left with Luke. Is he coming back??? My favonurite characters are the child (Grogu) and BB8 (cos he’s cute and ORANGE!) i also like Yoda, Chewbacca, the Ewoks, C3PO, R2D2 and Mando. I enjoy action movies with lots of speed, guns and explosions. I especially like it when good wins, even if they have to bend the law to do it. Loved the Dirty Harry movies. I like movies that have a lot of sequels, cos I like to see what happens next in the lives of the characters. My other favourite movie series are lethal weapon, mad max, fast and furious, twilight, alien, kill bill, Love any movies with The Rock or Sean Connery Don’t like scary movies. I loved the twilight movies - still haven’t finished reading the books - I’m more of a movie watcher than a book reader - except for craft books of course! I quite liked the two guardian of the galaxy movies and the Star Trek movies. I liked the terminator movies. My favourite all time actor is Sean Connery (RIP). I love action heroes : The Rock - he’s so cool and funny! Clint Eastwood - the rebellious hero type. Daniel Craig - another guy who bends the rules for justice. John Wayne - the ultimate cowboy. Jason Statham - driver extraordinaire! Vin Diesel- - Fast and Furious! More to come... Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, Jet Li..........I’m still thinking

Favorite Television

I’m a bit addicted to police type shows - NCIS, CSI, SVU, Macgyver, diagnosis murder, lethal weapon, tin star,, criminal minds I like the European ones on SBS Ondemand. It’s great because they are in foreign languages so they have subtitles - which is great for deafies like me! Haven’t really been a Trekkie, but have recently started watching season one and it’s a bit addictive! I like watching the old shows that are on 10 Bold. I don’t watch reality shows - I see too much of them just watching the adds! I LOVED Game of Thrones! Didn’t read the books, although I have listened to the audiobook for the first one. My fave characters were Arya and Daenerys and the dragons and of course, the tormented Jon Snow! Vikings was a favourite for the first few seasons, but I didn’t watch it so much after Ragnar died. I have however started watching “raised by wolves” so I’m getting my Travis Fimmel fix now! I also like “The Boys” Jan 2021 - I am currently rewatching the series Scorpion. Feb 2021 - finished the four seasons of Scorpion, and now rewatching GOT. Just realised that the actor playing Walter O’Brien also played the Dothraki who was beheaded.

Favorite Music

I like country and pop music. I like music where you can understand the words. My record collection Is mainly from my teenage years and includes: Slim Dusty, Kenny Rogers, ABBA, ONJ, ELO, Sherbet, Leif Garret, Cold chisel, Chad Morgan (the sheik from scrubby creek) Grease soundtrack, Xanadu soundtrack, Meatloaf Then we changed to CDs and I have boxes of them. I am slowly putting them onto my computer so I can give away the CDs and have more room for craft stuff!

I’m not into music that you can’t Understand the words.

I really like Adele’s voice.

Favorite Books

My favourite books are my art journals and craft books. The last set of novels i read were the twilight series, and I didn’t finish them!. I’m not really a fiction book fan. I have a big book collection, but they are mainly information type books. Every now and then I’ll get a small book, often about “life improvement”. Just getting back into Wicca - have to see if I can find my old books!

Favorite Crafts

I love Sewing, scrapbooking (also known as “chat booking” when you are at a retreat!) art journalling, making “off the page” stuff with fabric and paper and loads of embellishments. I like to sew small projects that I can get finished. I have a lot of UFO (unfinished objects) quilting things. I prefer to use the quilting techniques and make them into bags! I have too many bags! But really, can a person have too many bags? I’ve just found Heidi Swapp’s memory files and am going to give them a go - I like the thought of not being restricted to a 12 x12 page! I like making ATCs and pocket letters. I have just got a memory dex And am looking forward to embellishing the cards. I love experimenting with pop ups in my journals and am working on a pop up treasure chest - it’s a Slow, long term project for when I’m not working on swaps or challenges. I do at least 4 or 5 swaps a month, with the FB swap groups that I am in. It’s really good fun making things for others and then receiving surprises in the mail! I belong to four local crafty groups and we meet weekly to monthly- most of them have omly just restarted since lockdown began in March. I like to mix up my crafts - which is probably why I love art journalling so much. I like the freedom of using loose pages and then binding them when I have enough to make a book.. It also means I can use lots of wet product because the back sides of the pages are not seen, so it doesn’t matter that stuff leaks Through to the other side.

My other faves!

I love CHIHUAHUAS and TURTLES (especially those with feet /claws. At the moment I have two chis and 3 Northern Yellow faced turtles, yellow rainbow fish, long armed Shrimp, some redclawed yabbies, guppies and a couple of red scats. My big news of Jan 2021 is that we have quite a few hatchlings - the turtle eggs have been hatching!! One of the chis and all of the turtles were rescues - a side effect of the job! I am a bit obsessed about BEES! Actually a lot obsessed about them - we need them to survive! I like ASIAN DRAGONS - they don’t have wings. I like GARDENING when the weather permits! My favourite colour is ORANGE!! I’m often called “orange Julie”. I Really like STEAMPUNK And I try it but I’m not so good at getting the effect I want. My stuff just looks too clean and I want the grungy look. I think that stems from my love of maths and wanting things to be straight and mathematically correct like if I divvy up a page, the margins have to be equal, but I am trying to let that go a bit.


So as I have been doing a lot more swaps and I’m wanting to know what kinds of things to send, I have found wish lists very useful, so I thought I would start one.

A - autumn stuff and autumn colours, animals

B- BEES- I LOVE bees

C- CHIHUAHUAS my favourite breed of dog.

Culture - I like learning about other cultures.

THE CHILD from the mandalorian, now we know his name is Grogu - papers, stickers washi. Anything flat.

Christmas - any kind of paper items.

Chameleons - love all the bright colours they come in!

D- dragons (Asian type, game of thrones dragons, Eragon, & how to train your dragons type - now that I’ve reread that, I’d say I like dragons with names!)


E- ephemera (old fashioned things, travel, Christmas, Halloween)

F- frogs,


G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting

H- HALLOWEEN - love anything Halloween cos we can’t get much in australia!

Handmade - I love nicely handmade items.

I- Indian art (the Native American kind) visited the museum in DC and just about wanted everything in the shop!



L- lizards

M- MANDALORIAN (especially Mando and the child, Grogu)

Mushrooms - paper, stickers, postcards, anything flattish


O- ORANGE. stuff - my favourite colour!

Ocean floor - things that are found on the ocean floor, either natural or manmade (creatures or shipwrecks)

P- postcards,

postage stamps on swap envelopes - I’m a collector.

Papers for all sorts of papercraft

Pomeranians - coming in a very close second for favourite breed.




R- religious stuff - I like to learn about the different religions of the world.

S- STARWARS (very big fan - only movie that I have had to line up around the block for back in 1976),


Sea animals


T- TURTLES (with claws or feet, Northern Yellow faced turtles are my fave)


V- Vikings

W- water animals (ocean and freshwater)






I’m willing to try any tea. I DO NOT drink coffee - it makes me feel nauseous.

I really like T2 teas. My favourite ones are creme brûlée and pumping pomegranite. I have large tins of these, so please dont send them to me. I like to make up big jugs of iced tea as I live in a very hot place!

If we are swapping tea, I would appreciate fruity teas or chai latte - wherever I travel, I like to try new flavours.

I have just found out that we can’t send any foodstuffs from australia to overseas, so I will have to look for local tea swaps!


I like all kinds of postcards, EXCEPT those that are offensive or with scantily clad people.

I would love any postcards related to anything I’ve mentioned in my profile. I especially would like ones that we don’t get in australia.

I like any kinds of vehicles ( air, land, sea or space)

animals (especially from your country)

maps, bridges, lighthouses

cultural or religious (especially with a little story about the pic)

touristy (from other countries)

movie stars (especially the ones I’ve mentioned in my profile).

Chihuahuas, pomeranians, turtles, dragons or bees


Any shape or size is OK

event postcards - we can’t get them in australia - Halloween, Christmas, st Patrick’s day, Easter, and any other holidays or celebrations, even if they are local.

Bookish or historical postcards

My favourite colour is orange - if you find any nice orange postcards, I’d love to receive them!


StargazerHM rated for Postcard Trifecta #1 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Postcard!
Comment: Julie! All of your work is beautiful! Thank you so much
Raven93 rated for Eat Your Veggies!! on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Wow, wow, WOW, Princess Leia! You have made some truly awesome, earthy, serpentine, vegetal mail art! Everything you sent is so gorgeous and rich and vivid. I love it. Thank you!!
Comment: Dear Julie, I received your mail today and it really made my day. Thank you for your generosity. I love the pocket tag, die cuts & the other bits too. I will cherish them. Thank you again. Take care 💕
Comment: Thank you for the card, it is an interesting one :)
MuggleMom rated for CR: Hairy Mail Art -Intl on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Happy mail arrived today from you!! What a gorgeous and HAIRY postcard. Your detail is incredible. I can't believe it's all recycled - you have true talent. I love the extra goodies of the flowers - they definitely brought a smile to my face. I hope your eye surgery went well and thank you so much. Truly incredible. xxMuggleMom
Response: I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Surgery went well and I can see much better.
Comment: I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee EVERYTHING!!!!! Thank youuuuuuuuuu so much Julie. It's my pleasure to swap with you 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
Response: You are VERY WELCOME! Thanks for all the hearts!
FranciscaKarsono77 rated for ATC XXL on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you soooooooooooooooo much Julie, these music sheets are sooooooo precious 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
Response: I love the old illustrations in them! Thanks for all the hearts!
Vickyen rated for Sender's Choice - Naked Map PC #2 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Hi Julie! What an awesome map and lucky you to have such a wonderful holiday! Have you had your other cataract surgery yet? When my in-laws had theirs it was amazing how well they could see afterwards - my FIL did not require glasses after the surgery - that would be awesome! I have worn glasses forever, so... Thanks for the lovely share! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yes! Had the second eye done and it’s great. Still need glasses for closeup crafting and reading. Will get them in a couple of weeks - I have to wait for everything to “settle down”. Thanks for the heart!
Lward643 rated for Alphabet ATC - H on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for my wonderful piece of mail! I loved your ATC and all the extra goodies are much appreciated. I loved the old advert for the Hills washing line - how times have changed!
Response: You are welcome!
lsmahutchin rated for Alphabet ATC - G on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Your gecko is wonderful!!! Thanks much for the extras! Soak up a little warm for me - we just finally made it through the deep freeze...
Response: I’m so glad you liked him! I’ve done Aussie animals or icons for this series.
Comment: Received your cardboard PC. Thank you. I gave you a ❤️ becuz you decorated it with all the cute stickers!!
Response: THANKYOU !!
trishay79 rated for CPG Feb 2021 Send a PC - Global on Feb 20, 2021
Response: WOW! That’s amazing! Thanks for the heart!
Bikinina rated for Wildlife Animal Postcard (Edited) on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much, Julie. I am super happy with the postcard (Kangaroo&Joey) you sent me and also enjoy the message on the back. Many Greetings from Bangkok! <3<3<3
Response: You are welcome. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card. Panudio is Latin for - The beast who breaks lamps.
Response: So, I’m guessing he lives up to his name! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome handmade kitty postcard! Kudos to you for taking in those 3 kitties and giving them a loving home for the rest of their lives. I miss my job at the animal shelter just because I love the animals, but do not miss the stress and daily heartbreak. I am thankful for the 4 cats we did adopt from the shelter - all foster failures but it's so hard to say no to their sweet faces (although they are all naughty and fight and pee on everything, ugh). Ha, well, I still love the little furballs when they come in for a snuggle, head bump or "kisses". Take care and be well!
Response: You are very welcome! I remember when I first started working, people said, oh so now you’ll be taking home all the strays and I said, “no I won’t”. Well that lasted long - I’ve lost count of the ones I had to “rescue”! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card! I also made mine out of a card. Thank you also for the cute platypus stickers! I've always found them amazing creatures. Also, I love the Sydney stamp!! This was such a happy surprise in my mailbox!
Response: Glad you liked it. That was clever adding a horn for the unicorn! It was actually a challenge finding a nice card to make into a postcard as most of the unicorns were on birthday cards for kids! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much! I absolutely love the postcards and stickers.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart!
erosxart rated for Ugly PC Swap #23 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Funny to think that I actually don't think it's ugly... I like all the greens and blues, plus the vintage wear makes it even cooler. So glad it rarely gets humid here, but it has been cold and wet. Take care!
Response: I’m glad you like it. Thanks for the heart !
Comment: thank you for a great lighthouse
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 138 2 4
Completed Fives Threes Ones
163 150 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 106 57 0
View all


Meisje on Feb 10, 2021:

Happy Valentines day



FranciscaKarsono77 on Jan 11, 2021:

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyy Julie!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Meisje on Dec 22, 2020:

Merry Christmas


Login to leave a comment now!