Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2020 1:16 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: December 5, 2020
Birthday: January 12
Country: Australia

About Me

I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am in three Australian Facebook swap groups, which have been a lifesaver in these past few months. I usually attend lots of craft fairs and retreats and workshops, but they have mainly been cancelled this year. My favourite colour is ORANGE and I use it a lot in my craftwork. If I work in other colours, my friends ask me “what’s wrong?” I’m usually making for someone else. I work in a vet clinic but I am semiretired - cos I need more time for crafting!

NOVEMBER 2020 - 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.

Favorite Movies

My favourite movie series is STARWARS. I love them all and am anxiously waiting for the next season of the Mandalorian. My favonurite characters are Yoda, Chewbacca, the Ewoks, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the best is BB8! (cos he’s cute and ORANGE!) In the mandaloriam, Mando and the child are my faves. I also 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 favourites 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. 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...

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”

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 f8nish them!. I’m not really a fiction book fan. I have a big book collection, but they are mainly information type books.

Favorite Crafts

I love. Sewing, scrapbooking (also known as “chat booking”!), 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 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 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 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 three chis and 3 Northern Yellow faced turtles, yellow rainbow fish, long armed Shrimp, some redclawed yabbies, guppies and a couple of red scats. Two 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 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 colours, animals

B- BEES- I LOVE bees

C- CHIHUAHUAS (my favourite breed of dog - at work they call me the chihuahua whisperer)

THE CHILD from the mandalorian. Christmas - any kind of paper items.

D- dragons (Asian type, game of thrones dragons, & how to train your dragons type) Diecuts

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

F- frogs, Fabric

G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting

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

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)


O- ORANGE. stuff - my favourite colour! Ocean floor - things that are found on the ocean floor, either natural or manmade

P- postcards, postage stamps on swap envelopes - I’m a collector. Papers for all sorts of papercraft


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), stickers Sea animals STEAMPUNK

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



W- water animals (ocean and freshwater)




About Me

After looking at a lot of swaps, I need to write about what teas I like. I’m willing to try any tea. I don’t 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. So it seems 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 like touristy postcards and event postcards (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and other holidays, book events, historic events, etc). My favourite colour is orange - if you find any mainly orange postcards, I’d love to receive them!


Chezzy rated for AS: 3 flat things on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap, Wishing you a wonderful festive season. xx
Response: That was quick! Hope you liked the items!
cerealgirl rated for Playing Card Swap - FOUR's on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful cards and all the extra goodies! :D
Response: You are welcome - 7 weeks from oz to Canada!
Writercat rated for HALLOWEEN SPIRIT on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Julie! I got your Halloween spirt card at last. Poor Australia being so farrrrrrrrr away! Mail sure does take a while to get here. I went to Australia and NZ last year so fully appreciated just how far away it really is. A wonderful trip. Anyhow, where was I? Thanks so much for your beautiful handmade Halloween card. It's wonderful! And thanks for the delightful goodies of the Australia flag and the Koala coaster and the stickers. Oh, and the adorable orange kitty, too! Much appreciated. All the best to you! Cathy/Writercat
Response: Hi Cathy, Thank goodness it arrived even tho it took 7 weeks! Guess those 4 week ones were just lucky!
denisedecker58 rated for HALLOWEEN SPIRIT on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: This swap just arrived today but I absolutely loved your handmade Halloween card and all the great Australia items! Thank you so very much!!!
Response: WOW that took over 7 weeks to reach you. Thanks for your patience!
KatKit rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: Lovely surprise in the mail today containing a beautiful hand made card and some perfect die cuts. Will be using those bicycles right away. Thanks and Happy Holidays. Glad you'll get to travel for Christmas.
Response: You are welcome. Glad it arrived before christmas!
Coffeeegal rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Merry Christmas 🎄. Cant wait to open your card in December. ♥️♥️♥️
Response: That is very patient of you. I often open my swapbot mail in the car while I am still at the post office! THANKYOU for the heart!
LadyAbigail rated for HALLOWEEN SPIRIT on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the stunning card! I also loved the coaster; I needed a new one for my desk. :)
Response: I’m glad you liked it! Glad you can actually use the coaster - I’m always on the lookout for flat things that are not too heavy to pop into the swaps - I like to try and take them up to the weight limit! THANKYOU for the heart!
Risna rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Chirstmas card and the goodies. I started decorating for Christmas early this year so it's on display already. ;-)
Response: I’m glad you like it. Thankyou for the heart
addieixmarie rated for HALLOWEEN SPIRIT on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness, thank you so much for everything! My heart truly felt happiness after opening your card and reading your letter! I also am AMAZED at your talent, I can't believe you made the Halloween Card yourself, it looks AMAZING!!! My mouth literally dropped when I read that part! Also, I am not a big fan of spiders either, EEK! I started tearing up because of how much happiness you brought me today when I opened your mail. I appreciate you and I am grateful for everything. Thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart, this was truly special. Sending so much love! Addie<3
Response: I’m glad I could brighten your day. I love going on scavenger hunts after reading people’s profiles - thru my stash and thru the shops! THANKYOU for the heart!
Comment: Oh...Wow I was getting worried these would never show up but they are definitely worth the wait. I will let you know when I put the next one up
Response: Glad it arrived safely! Looking forward to the next one. THANKYOU for the heart!
Gudetama rated for Alphabet ATC - B on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for such a great ATC! I love it
Response: Glad it arrived safely. THANKYOU for the heart.
silvermoonsnake rated for Alphabet ATC - A on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool atc and info-leaflet <3
Response: It was fun to make! THANKYOU for the heart!
kayebubbly rated for HALLOWEEN SPIRIT on Nov 17, 2020
Response: Glad it arrived safely!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I totally agree with you and lucky I have a bookshop like this close by. And now have a nice evening.
Response: THANKYOU for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Hope you liked them all!
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Response: Hi, glad they arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the post cards you sent. And your homemade Christmas card is just wonderful. Best part, was your personal note to me about the tree frogs there and the weather there. Thank you so very much for a very nice swap.
Response: You are very welcome. THANKYOU fir the heart.
Ikran3 rated for Share your Country #5 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great package which arrived today :) The letter had got wet so there were parts I couldn't make out but thankfully all the items in the plastic bag were perfect! I really enjoyed it all and so unusual to get something all the way from Aus! :) Ps meant to ask if you have a connection to Canteen? I used to have contact with them over 20years ago when I ran a childhood cancer charity over here!
Response: Oh no! Could you email me a photo of the letter and I’ll try to interpret it for you. Glad I put the rest into a plastic bag!
neca84 rated for make it from a tissue box on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: OMG thank you, I love it, its gorgeous, thanks so much and thank you for the gorgeous extras love them too
Response: You are welcome! I think I like the swaps better when you can read your partners profile to tailor the extras!
neca84 rated for Blind Envie Swap #1 on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: thank you
Response: Thanks Carol

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