Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2023 8:53 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: May 29, 2023
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 35 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.

  • My favorite Pokemon are: Vaporeon, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Pumpkaboo, Pidgey.

Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera.

  • I am a fan of food releated Kawaii goodies.

  • I love Cats, PomPurin, Rilakkuma, Yeasty Ken, Card Captor Sakura among many others.

  • Letter Sets will always have a home with me as I use them often to send out penpal letters and swaps here.

  • I prefer Large memo's to small ones. But I have a growing collection of both.

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 have become quite the subscription box addict. Currently collecting: Scrawlrbox (art sub), Stickii Club (sticker sub) and Fairyloot (bookish YA fiction books).

When it comes to reading, I prefer fantasy. Joe Abercrombie, Lord of the Rings. YA adult fantasy fiction or Sci-fi.

I adore art supplies. Watercolour paints are my main addiction - I have been learning to make my own handmade colours and adore to buy new ones made by other peoples.

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)
  • Ink, I collect ink and watercolour paints.
  • Fantasy/Celtic/Dark forest themed things.
  • Gachaphon Eggs and their contents
  • Stickers, Washi Tape and Kawaii things.
  • Kawaii Letter sets are always welcome.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Make-up Face masks, face soothers and smoothers. DO NOT SEND ME THESE.

  • I like Swapping Kawaii things but would prefer not to recieve: Gudetama, Diddle, Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff.

  • Damaged or torn items, the mail can crumple things but there is no excuse for something that is broken being posted as part of an Emphemera swap.


totters away to go and make stuff

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


MissRich rated for Alphabet ATC - S (round #2) on May 29, 2023
Comment: Another amazing piece for my collection- Thank U!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing atc and cute extras! πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ’•
Aleesha rated for Pokemon ATC Series #2 - Water Type on May 13, 2023
Comment: I got my ATC today and I love it! Thank you so much - and for the extras too!
CrowDancer rated for HD/HP Pokemon Scarlet Violet ATC on May 9, 2023
Comment: The Fuecoco ATC is so darn cute! I love all the extras that you included, too; especially all the different stickers! Thank you so much!
Geekydee rated for ATC 'Map' UK only on May 5, 2023
Comment: Hey Steph. Thank you so much for the Map ATC and extras! I absolutely love how you create these ATC's :) Take care, Deb
Limoncello rated for ATC int #28 - cozy on Apr 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the incredibly cool ATC. I'm so impressed that you drew and colored it. Way way nicer than what I can do. Your art style is amazing. :) Thank you for the paper goodies. Have a lovely day, Teresa
Comment: I simply love your art- :) Thank you !
llamamail rated for Rain ATC on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Steph, your happy mail put a huge smile on my face. Your art style is amazing, I can't get over the super cute hedgehog! :) And thank you so much for all the extras, I especially love the "A series of 40 ..." cards!
ensigncelery rated for What are you watching Atc #5 on Apr 24, 2023
Comment: I've never heard of this show, but it sounds like it's the type of thing I'd enjoy watching πŸ’œ And your ATC is gorgeous! Plus, I absolutely love everything you included in your envelope, especially the card you wrote your note on~ 🐠 Thank you for the fabulous swap!
Comment: What an amazingly fun ATC with the black cat. You did a wonderful job - I think in the UK you would say a "smashing" job. Ha! And all the extras you sent are pretty special too. I loved reading all the information on the back of the little cards.
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and adorable stickers!
CrowDancer rated for Pokemon ATC Series #1 - Fire Type on Apr 19, 2023
Comment: The Charmander ATC is adorable! I love the extras the you included, as well! The stickers are just too cute! I'm definitely going to have to save them for a special occasion! Thank you so much!
Geekydee rated for ATC 'Bees' UK only on Apr 19, 2023
Comment: Heya again Steph :) I absolutely love the biggest bee <3 I'm starting to amass a little collection of your work now and it all looks amazing! Thank you so much. Take care, Deb
Geekydee rated for ATC 'Mermaid' UK only on Apr 19, 2023
Comment: Hi Steph - I received your Purrmaid this morning and I love it, it's so cute and you're so talented! I had to show my hubby and he said "Now you know how I feel when I look at other people that paint my models!" :P Thank you so much. Take care, Deb
Comment: What an amazing combination! Thanks for joining my swap, I love Pokemon fusions! I also appreciate the Pokemon cards. They brought back childhood memories.
Bluehappypaper rated for Rain ATC on Apr 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Stepf You made my day ! Your ATC is so so beautiful, you are an artist !!! Thank you for the gifts too Enjoy your spring week
Itchy rated for CPG HD/HP Sea Creatures ATC - Global on Apr 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC, and small extras just made this swap perfect! ^^
fishsteak rated for Sakura ATC on Apr 10, 2023
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! I love your art. Thank you for the extras as well. I love the contrast between your bold lines and soft color shading style.
SandyLane rated for ATC int #28 - cozy on Apr 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your lovely cozy kitten ATC.
Bramble rated for AAA: Sender's Choice March on Apr 3, 2023
Comment: Love the swallow in senders choice,thanks!

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simcoe54 on Feb 19, 2023:

CPG: November Wishes -- Thanks so much for the package of wishes. The pokemon cards are perfect for me and my grand-daughter will love the stickers. The package must have been travelling for a bit as I just received it.

Tricia22 on Dec 8, 2022:

CPG Nov Wishlist- Thank you for the adorable Santa Christmas card and extra’s. Happy HolidaysπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»

bluerose3 on Nov 10, 2022:

Thank you (cpg September wish) for the pumpkin atc. I love it :)

simcoe54 on Nov 2, 2022:

CPG: October Wishes -- Thanks so much for game coins, pokemon card and little papers. Very interesting items!!!!

bethe on Apr 6, 2022:

I was so excited to see a package from the UK in my mailbox. Thank you so much for the fun and exciting variety of teas! I can’t wait to try them all! CPG March wishes.

meeltje57 on Apr 1, 2022:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous "tea and veggies" ATC. It is a real treasure!

Tricia22 on Jan 20, 2022:

CPG Dec wishlist- Thank you for the card and tags. Happy New Year!!

LadyJo on Jan 18, 2022:

Thank you for the great CPG December wishes1 I enjoyed reading about your December and loved the card with the extras!

chimerix on Jan 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the amazing dragon ATCs and the art piece you made me. I absolutely love everything! CPG wishlist Dec.


Swan on Jan 12, 2022:

Your November CPG wish made it here! Beautiful ATC and card, thanks!

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