Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 8:53 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: December 3, 2022
Birthday: January 12
Country: Australia

About Me

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

Also, I always wrap my swaps in a little plastic bag inside the envelope to protect them from getting wet, except for naked postcards. Its not that I don't love the earth, but I would hate for my partner to be disappointed by a ruined wet swap!

Also, I have to APOLOGISE in advance for taping up envelopes. I place tape where anything is sticking up a bit as I have found that these are the places that get caught and torn - from the sorting machines I guess. Most of the times you can still slide a letter opener into the bottom of the envelope to open it.

For 2022, my WHAT’S YOUR WORD is “Reincarnation”

My AMA: WHATS YOUR WORD for 2021 was “Turtle”

UPDATE June 2021 - I have had a few swaps returned to me by our postal service. They have told me i can only send “documents” as letters, which means only paper stuff. I had two returned because I had put in a teabag, even though they were still really flat and one because I had put some ribbon and braid in it. Ive been told no metal or fabric either. This is making it very challenging when making crafty items as I cant use fabric, ribbons or cords.

I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am a workshop junkie!

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, and DRAGONS are my fave! The fairytales from my childhood are: Snowwhite & the 7 dwarves; little red riding hood; hansel & gretel; cinderella; the snow queen; peterpan & tinkerbell; rapunzel; sleeping beauty, etc.

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! 20 may 2021 Just got three new books by Arin Murphy-Hiscock - they had quite a collection at the bookshop!🧙

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 like making my own postcard sized pieces more so than ATCs because i can fit more on them, but i still make ATCs because they come up more in swaps, and i belong to an Aussie ATC swap group. 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 off the page 3D stuff, but am restricted to flatmailfor international swaps. Ive become a swapbot addict - 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. 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!! May 2021 - 4 baby turtles have survived! The turtles were all rescues - a side effect of the job! This year is the first successful breeding. 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.

ABC List

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 ABC/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, especially old/ancient cultures.

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

Christmas - any kind of flat or paper items.

Chameleons - love all the bright colours they come in!

Cryptids - since finding out what they are through swapbot swaps, i am quite addicted to them and have been collecting quite a few books. Id love anything flattish - papers, stickers, cloth badges, postcards, postage stamps, stamped images.

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)

 Egyptian things (Ancient)

F- frogs,


G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting

H- HALLOWEEN - love anything Halloween but 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!

J-JAPAN, flat Japanese craft materials, ephemera, historical or cultural stuff.


L- lizards, lycans

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

Mushrooms - paper, stickers, postcards, anything flattish

N-Napkins - the paper type. Love ones with cool pictures on them - anything from my profile. I use them in my papercrafting. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS- anything flat that I can put into junk journals.

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 1977)


Sea animals


Samurai - old prints, cards, anything flat or paperish

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


V- Vikings, Vampires

W- water animals (ocean and freshwater), werewolves






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! May 2021 - Update! We can send tea/food but it has to go as a parcel and that starts at $21 for postage, so sadly, that excludes me from international tea swaps. Before i found out, i popped some into envies, but some were returned and that’s when i found out they had to go as parcels. Its all so confusing as the website still says no foodstuffs!


I like all kinds of postcards, EXCEPT those that are offensive or with nude/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, old buildings

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. Would love to get unusually shaped ones.

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

Bookish or historical postcards

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


Comment: thank you for the lovely postcard of western australia. i did some travel around australia but did not make it out to western australia.
Comment: Thank you for the card & extras! I loved reading about your turtles, they sound adorable.
DPClamavi rated for BLS:bird christmas card to 2 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: OLALA what a gorgeous card !! I love it, tysm ! and ty for the extra bird card ♥
JBFR rated for BLS:bird christmas card to 2 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful bird card! just one word, I love it. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Wuzzel rated for Blind Envie #35 on Nov 27, 2022
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Rrush19 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #122 on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the PC.
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the heart!
mymerakidesk rated for Loaded Mini Album 🗂 on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you Julie. I enjoyed reading your note & loved this galaxy themed swap. They will be made into good use. 😊💙💫 All the best. Xx
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart!
LoveCyn rated for SSM: Collaborative artwork #22 on Nov 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for sending along the postcard! Looking forward to passing it along, soon! 😊
Response: I love the collaborative PCs. You never know how they will turn out! Thanks for the heart!
young46356 rated for What Are You Reading? August 2022 on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Hello, I just got this card that was postmarked 11 August today 23 November, more than three months to get to me. I don't remember ever getting a card that too that long. Slow boat? Ha ha, anyway it's a lovely building and thanks for the card. Rich
Response: So glad it arrived. Thanks for your patience! THANKYOU for the heart!
Comment: looking forward to December. thank you for swapping with me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thanks Fran, Me too! Have my two boxes set up so i can open each day! Thanks for the hearts!
Comment: Thanks so much Julie for hosting this swap. I’m looking forward to December. ❄️☃️
Response: You are very welcome! Im really excited waiting for the first of december! Thankyou for the heart!
CraftyShana76 rated for Addicted to Map Postcards on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I found this beauty stuck in a pile of bills. These PCs are beautiful!! TYVM!
Response: Just glad they arrived! Thankyou for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #113 on Nov 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the great pcs to work on, the Australian tourist pcs, and the dragon stickers for my boys! 💕
Response: Hi Lindsay, Glad you liked the PCs and hope the boys had fun with the stickers. Thankyou for the heart!
Comment: thank you for all the crafty bird bits!!
Response: I hope you have fun using them! Thanks for the heart!
indigo68 rated for Travelling book card #51 on Nov 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the extra PC's! :)
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I 🧡 hearing all about your turtles 🐢!!
Response: We are eagerly awaiting the third batch. Last two seasons they started in Nov, but the cooler weather lasted a bit longer this dry season, so not sure when we will see the new hatchlings. Thanks fir the heart!
Comment: I am so in awe of all of you who make such lovely cards!! The 3D stickers are very cool 😎
Response: You are welcome! Im glad you liked the card - we cant buy them in Oz. Thanks for the heart.
MuggleMom rated for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go-round #5 on Nov 5, 2022
Comment: Princess - thank you so much for the gorgeous postcards from Cottesloe with sending CookieMOMster's cute deco. Your beautiful page will be hard to follow! xxMuggleMom
Response: You are very welcome! Im looking forward to receiving mine for the next round! Glad you liked the PCs. Thankyou for the heart!
Ettoad rated for CS: Christmas in July on Nov 3, 2022
Comment: I so loved hearing about sweet Marco Polo and will treasure his picture 💗 All the Christmas stickers are so awesome - Santa dabbing will go to my nephew who rightfully laughs at Auntie every time she attempts it!! Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: Youre very welcome! Glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank for the awesome cards! && the post cards :)
Response: Youre very welcome! Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!

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Lonestarchild on Sep 4, 2022:

Guess what arrived today?? PH: Scavenger Hunt #138 from April 2021. It went to my old Virginia address -- that was just about the time I moved. So odd -- the Oz postmark date is April 2021, but the first US postmark is August 2022. No idea where it was all that time. Once here, it was forwarded to my mom's in Texas (I spent last summer with her). Then she forwarded it to me. So: you mailed it April 2021 and I got it Sept 2022. LOL! Looks like you resent and I rated for it ages ago -- just wanted to let you know it finally arrived! LOL

myancey on Sep 2, 2022:

You are awesome. Thanks for the wta an swap for July. I love what u sent. Funny story there is a town here in ga called Helen ga and they have this. Ute toy shop called Tim’s toys and the stickers you sent are from Tim the toy man and it just made me smile. Thanks so much

bbsporty on Aug 28, 2022:

Thank you for working on my AMA: Pass & Paste Postcard! It turned out so nice!

BusyB on Jul 23, 2022:

Hi Julie, Thank you very much for the beautiful Australia postcards and extras for PH June WTA. So exciting to receive from where you live and love what you chose to send! Even the postage stamps on the envie. I enjoyed your letter so much and loved reading about where you are and your yellow faced turtles! I like turtles. :) Thank you again for sharing with me. Such a happy mail to receive!

myancey on Jun 30, 2022:

Although the envie was torn upon arrival I think all the contents were intact. We got 2 Star Wars postcards and 3 required ones stickers and notes and thank you so so much. Micah is greatly enjoying his summer. Thanks again and have a good day!

Lonestarchild on Jun 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the surprise AN May WTA -- what an unexpected treat!

Gnoe on Jun 20, 2022:

Thank you for your stuffed envie for AN; WTA May '22 -- especially YOUR LETTER!!! 💌

Ciska76 on Jun 17, 2022:

Your CPG ATC Jam arrived. Love the backgrounds. Will work on them and send them on 💌.

AJ73 on Jun 14, 2022:

Hi Julie. Thank you so much for the resend. I was late with my thank yous so this is a second set of 3. I love the postcards and the stickers. I am going to send you an envie with some surprises for you. Sincerely, Alma

AJ73 on Jun 10, 2022:

Thank you for the postcards for the PH April WTA. I apologize for my neglect in not sending you a Thank you before this. There’s no excuse and hope you will forgive me for not thanking you sooner. I was so excited and happy to win! I appreciate all the wonderful and thoughtful ladies who sent me postcards. Sincerely, Alma

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