Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2019 11:39 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: May 22, 2019
Birthday: February 26, 1985
Country: United Kingdom
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Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. Im a 34 year old self employed illustrator from a small place called Norwich in England. What that means is that for most of my time, i live in a small craft lair building plushies and drawing interesting pictures. I am never far from my Mac even if I am not always about on Swap-bot. I'd like to sit in the chat room more often though. I am an avid World of warcraft player (horde all the way!) When I aren't busying myself with plushies, drawing or warcraft, I am often Roleplaying with my partner. I love my Live Action Roleplay, which is effectively a bit like Lord of the Rings in the woods with fake weapons, where we make up adventures of our own and are all in fantasy costume.

Here on swap-bot I get stuck in to a number of different group swaps. Though these days I do shy from public swaps, occasionally they do tickle my fancy. I'm very much into crafting ATCs and most of the swaps I join now tend to be ATC themed ones.

Im a big mixture of interests from my roleplaying to simple things ATCs and Inchies.

My Favorite Colour: Teal and Purple

Some themes I like in swaps: Happy Mail, Foxes, Forests, Autumn leafs, Pokemon, Kawaii, Cats, Japan, Stars, Dreams, The sky at night, Strawberries, Succulents, Plants, leaves.

Recently I have been interested in wool spinning and dyeing and that takes up a good deal of my none work time. I find the idea of pocket letters facinating but my main focus for mail art will always be small journals, ATC's, Inchies, hidden pockets and other surprises.
Things I personally would love to keep.


Its hard to say wishes, without it sounding like a bit of a I want this and this and this kind of thing, so I apologize but these are the sorts of things I like to swap and like to see in my mail if your scouting here on my profile for ideas and we are partners. Id like to think of this wish list as more of a guide really than things I insist. You'd be surprised how much isnt listed here that would still bring a smile to my face.

Of course I am always happy for private swaps for specific things that I have mentioned here too, So please please give me a prod if you would like a private swap.

Not too many of my likes have changed over the years, I am a massive fan of Roleplaying and fantasy story telling. Celtic myths and fantasy dark forests are often themes in art objects I covet the most.

I am a huge Japan nerd. Having recently begun collecting Gacha eggs and the prizes within, Re-ment minis and Plush. They seem to occupy my whole house right now. Along with a dragons horde of Sanrio and other cute Japan Japan stationary items.

I am a massive Pokemon collector also - I tend to adopt abandoned Pokemon merch. from thrift stores and have gathered together quite a stash of cards and mini figures.

Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera

I also like Foxes and Cats. These are proberbly my favorite animals and having fox/cat themed things will always make me happy. things like stationary, softies, stickers etc.

I make and collect ATC's. I reckon 90% of the swaps I host and sign up for are ATC swaps.
I have been making them since I was 14 and first started swapping on a site called Nervousness.org which as far as I can tell no longer exists.
I also make and collect mini zines (those are the ones you make out of a single sheet of A4 and fold to make into a small booklet.

Things I am always looking for and will always find a home with me.

  • ATCs
  • Inchies, Chunky Pages, Mini zines,
  • Zines
  • Starbucks Gift Cards (no money on them).
  • Pokemon anything, I am a huge fan.
  • Old trading cards (Pokemon etc)
  • Fantasy/Celtic/Dark forest themed things.
  • Gachaphon Eggs and their contents
  • Stickers, Washi Tape and Kawaii things.
  • Photo ATC's with a small description about the photo on the back, because knowing the story is super cool.


I hate to mention things disliked. I certainly wouldn't call them hates. But I don't like shoddy made craft objects. take care in the things you make, they are an extension of you. Regardless of that, I do my very best with everything I make, I expect others to do the same, its just good manners. Now that is my biggest pet peeve. receiving items that have been hashed together.

Im not a massive drinker of hot drinks, infact I prefer not to drink them. So tea etc. are probably better saved for someone who would super appreciate them instead.
I guess I go by the rule. really don't take the monkeys when your trading, if its not something you would want yourself, or don't deem good enough to keep yourself, then clearly its not something that should be passed on to someone else.

Bad manners I guess should also be written here, some times things are late, but I always keep my word on my trades or I wouldn't sign up to join in.

Things can be delayed, Im also an Uk swapper so the post does take a wee bit longer, please be patient.


totters away to go and make stuff

If you like my artwork support it here: https://www.patreon.com/trinkety?ty=h


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mail! I liked everything and really enjoyed the little zine.
Coffeeegal rated for Starbucks Swap - Gift Cards on May 19, 2019
Comment: Just got back from Disney and I guess they don’t do areas for cards anymore cause I even checked here in Washington DC area because I thought it would be neat to have one for the area they said they don’t make them anymore which is a bummer. Im coffee gal Any thing coffee lol
Comment: Loved them both- so great!! :) Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thank you for your ATCs. I love them. But having seen yours, I hope I didn't misinterpret the design of the ATCs in any way. You'll see what I mean when you get mine. I enjoyed this swap, thank you.
Winegeek rated for ATC with a cat on May 15, 2019
Comment: I LOVE this ATC, very well done. Thanks for the extra papers as well.
Comment: Oh my goodness this little card is so cute!! You are such an amazing artist you have inspired me to get my water colors out and create! Thank you for the lovely extras and the super neat postage stamps both extras and the super hero ones on the envelope!! 😍❤️😍 I love everything, thank you!!
Comment: Yay, this one arrived! Thank you! :D The first one has arrived! :)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #38 on May 8, 2019
Comment: Love your letter - what a cool idea - thank you so much. WOW a lightning silver core, that would be so awesome. Acquiring troll hair would not be a job for the faint of heart Thank you, darla
Comment: Your kitty cupcake is so cute! And I love the chosen colors, looks like the Cheshire Cat <3 I think I may need to join the kitty katt lovers group for more of your cat swaps!
Mimi7 rated for KKL: Cat + Egg. Easter Fun ATC Swap on May 7, 2019
Comment: Hi Steff, thanks for a fun swap, love the envelope with the bunny!! I love the ATC and thanks for the cute extra papers.
Response: Thank you for the PM about this, I get it now. This is your style of response, my worries about having missed something as a host have been put to rest.
Kskollections rated for AAA- April Showers on May 3, 2019
Comment: Love it!😊
neea1989 rated for SIE: Stickers 😊✉️📬 on May 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such cute stickers! 💛💛
PaperPassion rated for AACG: Rust and Gray ATC on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the hand drawn ATC.Really does look like rust.Thank you also for the great extras,will put them to good use.
Comment: Great samples! The thin blue one is gorgeous! Thanks!
Arabella rated for AACG: Tea Bag Paper ATC on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Love your Kelpies and Sea Mist atc, Steff!! I think the tea bag netting does look like waves! Your atc is beautiful! Thank you! And thank you for the cute cutouts!
neea1989 rated for QUICK Washi Sample swap #3 INTL on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ♥♥
hibiscus rated for Alphabet ATC Series: K on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful swap... inside and out! Love your envelope art, the clippings I cannot wait to use and inspire my atc’s the delightful images and... that most excellent work of art ... the monks couldn’t have made a better “k”!! And your kittens .. wow you are quite the artist... many thanks for this envelope of fun!
donetta rated for AACG: Olive and Rose ATC on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Steff! You are a ROCK STAR!!! I am so envious of people who can actually draw...my only "talent" is cutting and pasting! Thank you for sending me such an adorable "olive and rose" ATC.
Comment: Love it! The horn seems to light the way for your Tiny Leviathan.

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ncnurse04 on May 16, 2019:

Thank you for the CPG random envie. I love the goodies and can't wait to use them.

sojourner on May 15, 2019:

Wonderful Global Pick 2

stiffneck78 on Apr 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the great Happy Mail Int'l Tag!! Yay

jeka396 on Apr 20, 2019:

Thanks so much for the CPG Random Envie!!

lindseyjae on Apr 18, 2019:

thanks so much for the CPG april wish! I love everything you sent and it was packaged so cute!!

Marryth on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you for the washi tape samples & cute paper goodies towards my April CPG wishes - it was a nice surprise to find in my mailbox today! ♥

mummsie on Apr 18, 2019:

Oh Geeezzz, Well let me just say I LOVE EVERYTHING!! from the Random Grabby Tag CPG. You are awesome.

Lonestarchild on Apr 12, 2019:

OH WOW! Loving the papers and the envies for the CPG Pick 2 tag. I was getting very tired of my papers and this is a nice stack of new stuff to play with. Thanks so much!!

Marryth on Apr 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous prints for the CPG 'Pick Two' tag - they're fantastic! ♥

keahirada on Mar 28, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Easter cards for my March wishlist! So cute!!

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