Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 12:12 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: October 30, 2020
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 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. I do not use 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


Comment: thank you so much, stay safe and healthy
Comment: Thank you, love the kawaii panda tape! Can't wait to open!
Response: It should be wrapped on the insides - I had too many postage labels for the envie itself doh!
romyisa78 rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #4 on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: thank you so much, love the wrapping paper . stay healthy
Juniebird rated for CPG Blind Envie #2 - Global on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super fun envie of goodies, I love everything! Especially the Christmas tags which are in such a sweet style... And the postcards... And, well, like I said, everything! Thanks again and best wishes!
Comment: I love your artwork!! It is so cheery!! Thank you for a fun swap and a wonderful atc!!
Comment: Your beautiful ATC arrived today! <3 Thank-you so so much, its gorgeous, you are so talented! And thank-you for the extra's you sent as well, so kind of you. All the best!
Comment: Thank you for a well created ATC I APPRECIATE THE EXTRAS.
Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to opening it in December! Like a little kid, I squeezed it a bit but couldn't guess what was inside:)
Response: It should be wrapped on the insides - I had too many postage labels for the envie itself doh!
Isa2020 rated for CPG: Early Christmas 🎄 global on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Hello! I just received your very nice Christmas card today. Thank you !!
Comment: thank you so much, stay safe and healthy
Comment: Thank you so much! Looking forward to opening this in December!
mlandman rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #3 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Hi Steph, thanks for your cute little gifts! I’m looking forward to Advent!
Comment: You managed to decorate the envelope even with the huge labels! I’m looking forward to opening it!
Response: It should be wrapped on the insides - I had too many postage labels for the envie itself doh!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope!
Inesrv rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #2 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Hello Steph! Thank you so much for your little gifts! Can't wait to open them! The postcard is beautiful! It seems Christmas already! Have a wonderful and cozy time! Love from Portugal!
Poftoffel rated for ATC: your d&d character! on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: I love Farren and this ATC of her is so cool! Thank you!
Megandraws rated for ATC: your d&d character! on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Trinket! Thank you so much for the beautiful card and super cute stickers. Also, I have no idea how you knew but I used my last blank ATC on this swap and then you sent me some blank ones! omg! Thanks so much! I hope you guys are able to play more soon, or maybe to play online? That's what my group does. Anyway, good luck!
Nuisant rated for Fantasy Elf ATC Swap #2 on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! your drawing is so good, I love it!
Comment: Thank you Steph for your lovely Countdown Envelope with the watermelon touch!! I am so looking forward to enjoy and explore it :) Have a fabulous weekend :)
Comment: Hi! Wow! You have been so incredibly generous! I absolutely love your orange series swap. You are very talented and have a great eye for coordinating & packaging such a wonderful swap! You made my day! Thank you! ♥️♥️♥️ Amazing artwork & love your personalized sticker too!

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weatherwax on Oct 28, 2020:

Thank you for all those fabulous postcards for the CPG wishlist October! I loove Pantone 15-0543 lol :) :) :) Have a fine evening :)

OrigamiGrace on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the October wish from CPG!! I love getting mail from you:)

Poftoffel on Jun 18, 2020:

Hi, please introduce your friend to the swap! Newbies have to start somewhere too :-) and if things go awry we can angel between the two of us if needed then, thank you for the kind offer

Catida on Mar 9, 2020:

I just checked out your Instagram art. Wonderful work! I especially liked the unicorn bear painting, and the unicorn and frog ATCs :)

simcoe54 on Mar 7, 2020:

CPG: February Wishes -- Thanks for the used postage stamps. Perfect for my collection.

weatherwax on Feb 20, 2020:

I changed the wording int the lucky dip swaps. Thank you for your input :)

djcamp04 on Jan 22, 2020:

❤️Thank you so much for the beautiful drawings❤️ I love them! The kitty in a cup is so cute & the owl so regal. I love the castle (one of my favorite things) off to the side. I’m really leaning towards getting this framed and on the wall instead of my journal. It’s just absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for granting a special wish. CPG: January wishes ❤️

noname13 on Jan 15, 2020:

thanks a lot for the postcards from my CPG January wishlist!

TreeAnn629 on Dec 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for my CPG wish love the card and you drawing WILL go up on my wall LOVE

simcoe54 on Dec 16, 2019:

CPG: November Wishes -- Thanks for the used postage stamps. Can't wait to add them to my stamp collection.

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