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Date Joined: September 1, 2010
Last Online: December 30, 2018
Birthday: January 22
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Updated Jan 2019

Please send a private mail if you have not recieved anything which has been promised to you. Please note items may take a bit longer as Im currently housebound and have to wait for my carers to post items.

I have not been well recently and have been finding that I cant do that much - though need to accomplish something, so would like to join a few swaps that are easier to accomplish.

If anything is late or doesn't arrive please let me know as I ask my carer for proof of postage so I know when things are actually posted.

I am based 2 mins from the sea in Southern England. I used to love walking along the promenade in all weathers - when blustery, snowy, drizzly and fine weather, something I really miss doing at the moment.

I dont have a garden so love having plants and beautiful fabrics, papers and prints to look at. My favourite colours are pink, purple and lavender. I also love flowery fabrics.

Enjoy papercrafting, recycling, upcycling, (basic) sewing, stamping, self confessed button horder. I like making shabby chic flowers out of fabric and paper.

I am a spiritual person and would like to recieve (any) religous items in the swaps as long as they are sent with love. I have friends from lots of different religions and always need resources and ideas.

I love watching and reading manga, anime and cartoons. I was very much into care bears, smurfs, thundercats, flumps, moomins when I was growing up - all the 70s and 80s animation. Now I like Ghiblee stuff as well as a lot of other anime. My favourite anime films are Pom Poko, Grave of the Fireflies, Kiki Delivery Service and Ponyo

I am not a smoker and prefer items from a non-smoking household - but if I do recieve from a smoking household it will just be "lavendered" for a time before I use it.

Please note that most of my items would come in recycled packaging. I would also encourage people sending swaps to me to use recycled packaging that is worthy of the postal system.

I would like to recieve handmade/upcycled/ recycled items as well

I dont have the patience for decoupage or iris folding - but wouldn't mind recieving completed cards etc that incorporate them.

I can angel for email swaps and for UK paperbased swaps that are flat mail - though not kawaii/hello kitty items. I love getting the items together and have that warm christmassy gooey feeling when preparing an envelope for someone. Unfortunately I can't offer angelling for packets or overseas due to postage budget.

UK private swaps offers

I would like to do mainly UK based swaps as I have been stung too much by international postage.

Here is what I can offer:

  • dottee faces/kits

  • rubber stamped images and sentiments

(Anything from the international swap list)

International swaps offers

Please note that I prefer UK swaps because of postage costs, but if I do swap international - this is what I offer:

  • UK/Maltese used postal stamps

  • dottee faces

  • origami shirt embellishments and origami butterflies and foxes

  • vintage (real pre 1980s) greeting cards

  • Stamped images and sentiments -black permanent ink or embossed

  • Recycled greeting card images -trademarked/copyright or non-trademark (good for ATC or private cards)

  • Peel offs - gold/silver alphabet

Would like

Themes I love: flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, fairies, angels, mythical creatures, unicorns, dragons, religous icons (all religions)

Colours I love: Pink, purple, lavender

Cultural embellishments, stickers, stamped images or ribbon ie Welsh dragon, Spanish flamenco dancer, Irish dancer or shamrock, French Eiffel tower etc

For my Uganda project I would like to recieve nativity christmas cards, religous Easter cards, Mary and Jesus items. I would appreciate any pictures or prayer cards.

Items from all religions - sent with love. As I can only read English - an English translation would be very helpful on any items with writing on.

Crochet flowers - all colours to go with my flower loom/ material brooches, these mainly go out for the Uganda project, as they help to hide and mend torn clothes.

Wooden or chipboard embellishments

Patterned ribbon - I have a lot of plain ribbon.

Buttons - I love the look and feel of different buttons. These also go onto the Uganda project, making up sewing kits for orphanages, schools etc.

Beads larger than 3mm - this can be from your mixed stash - as I love sorting!!

small 5g/10g wool balls (must be fluffy or eskimo type or multi-coloured). I use them in my cardmaking and for tags and bookmarks sent in my charity boxes.

Pretty pink fabric/pillowcases (not hot pink)

Handmade ATC with inspirational quotes, though no neons or fluoscents or stripes, spots or chevrons.

Christmas/easter/household ornaments/handmade items - especially crochet/knitted/metal/wooden (the crafts I have not accomplished yet)

Flower, animal and religous postal stamps - as they are to be used for magnets etc, would prefer ones that you can see most of the image.

Would love to recieve handrawn images of angels, fairies, or ghibli anime

Love to recieve other handmade/recycled/upcycled items made by you

Web/Blog links to inspirational quotes, inspirational craft images, craft tutorials, images for angels and fairies


Anything horror, halloween, skulls or the like

Gingham, stripes, dots and zigzags (please do not send these as i cant look at them without my eyes going funny)

Please do not send me paper or card packs/sheets as I have plenty - unless it mentions it in the swap requirements.

No food swaps thank you. I dont wear jewellery or makeup. Would prefer if you don't smoke over items you are swapping.

Flaked on by

CrazyDaisy (Oct 2010)

Broadway 90 (Oct 2010)

Sandyxrs (Feb 2011)

Personal reminders

As I can get forgetful - this is a reminder for me on tags/swaps to still send out and ones waiting to be recieved or rated.

Formatting on swapbot link - http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/98



cnjockermans rated for Love Comment Blog ♥ (3) on Aug 2, 2012
Mossycoat rated for Pick 5 Scrapbooking swap #1 on Jan 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you Ann, I really loved what you sent. And my hubby loved the St. Francis prayer, he sends his thanks as well:)
ninou rated for Sewing Destash #1 on Jan 17, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely swap! The litle charms alone made my day, you were so generous! I will definitely use them on my future dotees! I also loved the fabrics, buttons and beads you included. Thanks again Ann, your package was great!
kraftykj rated for Love Comment Blog ♥ (2) on Jan 11, 2012
tagorlily1 rated for Email Best craft tools on Jan 3, 2012
Comment: I applaud your finding what you can do, Ann, even when you're not feeling well. Loved the comments, esp about the 1974 sewing machine!
Twiga rated for Email Best craft tools on Jan 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you ! ;) It's great to recycle !! Sorry for the mistakes my english is not perfect
silverwheel rated for Email Best craft tools on Jan 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks! I really enjoyed reading about what you use!
WriterRachel rated for Email Best craft tools on Jan 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you, I really enjoyed reading your email!
katara rated for New Year - New Craft! on Dec 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the links! Happy crafting!
kittyh21 rated for Make a New Friend- Swapbot Style! on Dec 6, 2011
karlupy rated for Make a New Friend- Swapbot Style! on Dec 5, 2011
HannahsMommy07 rated for QUOTES! on Nov 26, 2011
zurdoswifey rated for Nifty 150 Sticker Swap #3 on Nov 19, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice selection of stickers... I enjoyed going through them :) I will use all of them... you picked a great variety for me
RyuLuna rated for Promoting your blog! on Nov 14, 2011
craftywitchygirl rated for QUOTES! on Nov 14, 2011
StarMouse rated for QUOTES! on Nov 13, 2011
Comment: I really enjoyed all the quotes I got. I've added many of them to my collection. Great swapping with you. :)
AdorablyDead rated for blog swap on Nov 10, 2011
jandmterry rated for QUOTES! on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: We have some of the same favorites! Thanks for sharing.
febegrace rated for QUOTES! on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: I love inspirational quotes. Thank you!

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ktdragonfly on Jan 20, 2012:

Hope you are feeling better soon!

MichelleWillow on Jan 11, 2012:

Thank you sooo much for dottee and all the extras! She's cutie! :)

darkshines on Dec 30, 2011:

No problem, Ann, if anyone else sends me patterned ribbon I can't use, I know where to send it! Have a great sweetie! xxx

LozzaBee on Dec 4, 2011:

Make a New Friend- Swapbot Style! - Hi There ^^ I love Ghibli movies too :) My favourite is Spirited Away, it is the first I ever watched ^^ I love buttons too, I wish I could say I was a 'button hoarder' too :P I just can't seem to find enough to call them a hoarde ;) xo

kittyh21 on Dec 4, 2011:

In response to your comment:

How do you recyle? any tips you could give me? I live with 3 other students, and they are terrible at recycling, I hate it! I try and recycle as much as possible, but it is sometimes difficult to be creative.

As you mentioned a private swap, I;d love to do a ribbon swao with you, as you have said you'd like patterned ribbon, it would have to be after christmas for me too. Let me know what you think! :)

heynizajude on Dec 3, 2011:

Make a New Friend- Swapbot Style!

Hello there! (: ahhhh England <3 I went to London 2 years ago as part of a school program and lives there for 2 months it was great specially because I love english weather and I'd love to visit the English coast sometime (: it's so interesting you are open to different kinds of religious items since a lot of people are very closed minded about that topics, so that's very cool of you! I also surf the internet a lot and have a blog, well a tumblr actually but it gets the job done (: anyways have a great day! greetings! Niza

Azhuresjewels on Dec 1, 2011:

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Greetings! Just read over your profile and you have some neat stuff in your wishlist...I might have to add some of them to mine :P Love Studio Ghiblee, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle are my two favorites. Hope you have a great week!

melimar on Oct 27, 2011:

Welcome to Swaps for Europe group!

Thank you for joining us! We hope to have lots of fun swapping and mingling together :) If you haven't already, stop by group forum and introduce yourself! And we'll be happy to hear your ideas for swaps on our ideas and brainstorming thread!

Looking forward to swap with you in future! :)


BeautifulMess on Jul 4, 2011:

kittenred on Jun 4, 2011:

round #2 of wonder pound is here:


  • thanks again for the mini my little pony envies!

Kitten red x

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