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crimsonfuligin

crimsonfuligin
Date Joined: April 6, 2014
Last Online: March 27, 2020
Birthday: April 19
Country: Australia

About Me

Bringing joy to people, through small gestures, brings me joy. Due to ALOT of recent non-raters and the impending arrival of bub #2 (April/May 2020) I have cut back significantly on the number of swaps I’m participating in.

Updated 02/03/20

Hi, I’m new (relatively) to the swap-bot scene, however I have participated in swaps organised on other platforms. I created this account in August 2014, but life happened and didn’t actually participate in any swaps until June 2019.

I live in Melbourne, Australia, and love it. As much as I might say it, I truly wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

I’ve been married for 8 years to my wonderful partner and we have an 19 month old son, these two are my reasons for living. I am a nurse, but haven’t worked in a few years primarily due to health, more recently because of my son.

We have a couple of animals that live with us. One crazy rescue cat, Edith May, she’s a Bengal and is energetic and lazy, affectionate and stand-offish, an old girl and a kitten, she’s a complete contradiction. She’s 9 now and she’s been with us for 7 years. We also have one chicken at the moment, we had two others who recently passed away from old age. Edith loves to sit at the back window and watch the chicken and other birds in the backyard. Sometimes she’ll let the baby join her.

I love to travel, both within Australia and internationally. I enjoy learning about new cultures, navigating foreign languages, and finding delicious vegan foods. Favourite destination to date is hard to choose, between New Zealand, Finland and Spain.

I love reading and drinking tea, both of which have been slightly limited in the last 2 years. Difficult to sit down with a book when I only have one hand most of the time, and a hot drink, hah, you’re dreaming! But since I got an e-reader for my birthday I’ve read about 50 books in two months and remembered how much I love it. I’ve also been listening to audiobooks, a lot, lately.

My tea of choice is jasmine green tea, but I will try almost anything, I prefer flavoured teas to plain (ie. I’m not a huge fan of earl grey, english breakfast ect, but I love black tea with fruit. Again not a huge fan of green tea, but add jasmine (or something else) and I’m there) I love chai.

I enjoy creating, drawing, painting just making in general, which, again, has been somewhat limited lately. I’d love to be able to create with a purpose again.

I enjoy finding new foods, trying new dishes. As a vegan, this is becoming easier and more varied everyday. Although I’m really not a fan of ‘realistic’ faux meats (or the mock meats that are pretty predominant in Asian food), I went vegetarian then vegan primarily for animal welfare, I cannot stand eating something that looks, smells and (?) tastes similar to animal flesh. It makes me physically sick.

I don't like brutality or cruelty. In any way. I cannot understand how people can treat others (people or animals) so terribly.

Aesthetic:

Dark, Depressing, Nature, Botanicals, Moody, Watercolours, Rain, Water, Outer Space, line drawing, cute, medical, anatomy and physiology

Favorite Music

Worship Music, Bayside, Copeland, Anberlin, Lauren Daigle, for King and Country, Macklemore, Ed Sheeran, Queen, Dire Straits, Paul Kelly

I love listening to worship music, but my playlist is very mood driven and eclectic. I was raised on 70s/80s rock, will listen to almost anything once. I dislike music with excessive explicit lyrics and themes.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter series (for life), Artemis Fowl series, Miss Peregrines series, Earths Children series, Tomorrow series (John Marsden), Tamora Pierce collection, Narnia series, Game of Thrones series (but not the show), The Handmaids Tale, Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton, HHGTTG

Fiction, fantasy, sci-fi are all my thing, if you have any recommendations let me know.

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts series, Up, Inside Out, Pitch Perfect, Monty Python, Juno, Whip it, Psych

Favorite Television

Psych (c’mon son, all time fave, devastated its finished), Shetland, The Blacklist, Lucifer, Death in Paradise, Line of Duty, The Bodyguard, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle, Call the Midwife, Cuckoo, Man down, Bad Education, Bones, Green Wing, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Orphan Black, Hinterland, Doc Martin, Dr Who, Big Fat Quiz, Taskmaster, The IT Crowd, 8 out of 10 cats, Would I lie to you, Monty Python, Black Books, Asian Provocateur, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Midsommer Murders, Poirot, Miss Marple, Harrow

A pretty clear lean UK tv, police procedural, mystery, medical, comedy. I really enjoy UK comedy shows and comedians.

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy most crafts. At the moment I’m loving getting back into ATCs and all that that entails, paper craft, painting, Watercolour and acrylic, mixed media. Creating keeps me sane, and alive. I love to try new things and am always keen to give things a go. I have wayyyyy too much art and craft stuff, so I am all for swaps and RAKs in order to relieve a little of the overstock. I do have a lot of washi, like multiple drawers full. I don’t know, I’ve always loved it, but I haven’t used it, so very keen to get into that, start using it and sharing it around.

Travel

I’ve done a fair bit of traveling, it’s something that my husband and I really enjoy, and we can do it together. Most of the places in Asia and Oceania we’ve visited multiple times.

Asia: - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand - Indonesia - Malaysia - Singapore

Africa:

North America: - United States (LA, NY, PA)

South America:

Europe: - Scotland - England - Finland - France - Spain - Andorra

Oceania: - Australia (obviously - when I was 11 our family travelled around Australia for 3 months) - New Zealand - Cook Islands

Not a Fan

  • Animal Products or Animal Cruelty
  • Loose Glitter
  • Violence
  • Anime
  • Alcohol

A to Z

This is currently a WIP...

A- Alice in Wonderland, Art, Autumn, Art Journalling, ATC’s

B- Botanicals, Bubble Tea, Black, Bush Walking

C- Chai Latte, Cemetries (the older the better), Cloves, Colours

D- Ducks, Dark

E- Embroidery, Essential Oils

F- Felting (mostly needle), Fairy Tales, Fibre Art, Fabric, Fat Quarters

G- Genealogy, Galaxy, Gaudi,

H- Harry Potter Universe, Handmade

I- Illustrations

J- Jelly Belly, Junk Journalling,

K-

L- Lego, Luna Lovegood, Liberty

M- Mixed Media, Maps, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Macabre, Mermaids (realistic over cartoon)

N- Nature

O- Overalls

P- Paper, Pantone, Paint Chips/Swatches, Paint Sticks, People watching, Psych (tv show), Postage Stamps

Q- Quotes

R- Rubber Ducks, Red Riding Hood, Roaring 20’s (1920’s), Recycling

S- Severus Snape, Snail Mail, Stars, Stickers, Sketches, Sensory

T- Travel, Textures, Typography, Tea, Tim Burton, Typewriters

U- Umbrellas, Upcycling, Unicorns

V- Vegan, Vintage

W- Washi Tape, Watercolours, Wood, Water

X-

Y-

Z-

Inspirations :

Tamara Laporte, Jane Davenport, Jenna Ramondo, Lisa Junis, Tim Holtz, Kelly Rae Roberts, Marija Tiurina, Lisa Nilsson, Karla Pereira, Anke Weckmann, Alexis Winter, Helena Leslie, Shawn Coss (mental health series), Toni Burt, Simona Candini, Raul Guerra, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Lisa Falzon, Karen Nicol, Frederic Guibrunet, Sophie Mouton-Perrat

Swapping

I like to try to send my swaps as soon as partners are assigned, and definitely within a couple of days. When able, I like to begin working on my swap as soon as (and sometimes before) I sign up. Of course that doesn’t work when it’s recipient specific.

Sent When Sent

I will mark ‘sent’ once the mail is in the post box, or I have sent the message/email, never before. If it’s marked sent, it’s on its way. Although due to being in a different time zone the ‘sent’ date and the post mark will be different (swap bot time zone is set to PST/PDT for everyone). Please let me know if you haven’t received it. Although Australia Post is generally reliable it can take some time for international swaps and can take a bit longer at peak periods (ie Christmas).

Always Rate

I will rate as soon as I receive. If I haven’t rated, in all likelihood I haven’t received the swap. Feel free to send me a message to clarify.

Postcard Preferences

I’m not so much into PC swaps (mainly because it costs me the same to send a PC as an envelope up to 50g (how does that work?) and I’d rather send an envie with goodies) but I will sign up for the odd swap if it piques my interest. Swap guidelines always take precedence but my preferences are as follows:

  • handmade PCs
  • if it’s handmade to please send in an envie to protect and ensure it arrives intact.
  • if it’s not handmade, written and naked please.

Thank you for reading, Happy Swapping.

Ratings

EccentricNincompoop rated for Self Care Package Swap on Mar 22, 2020
5
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Comment: I wish I could give this package more than one heart. I absolutely loved it. I can't believe how much you spoiled me and Marie-Joanna. Thank you so much for such an amazing self care package ❤❤❤❤
majicmiss rated for Sticker Swap on Feb 29, 2020
5
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Comment: THANK YOU!! I absolutely love all of the stickers :)
BeeMGee rated for Handmade Envelopes on Dec 7, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous stash of envelopes. My mail is going to be looking fantastic.
5
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Comment: Really lovely ATC! I put in my collection! <3 Sorry for the late rating!
amyscraftandmail rated for Happy Mail Swap on Nov 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Saasha what a beautiful surprise it was to get your parcel in the mail today. I'm actually speechless I just kept pulling out beautiful happiness. I'm taking the wee package to my sisters to show my niece she's going to be so happy she's into writing letters at the moment here's hoping she will be a future Snailmailer. Thankyou so much for everything I don't know where to begin but you deserve more than a 5 and a heart more like 100 of each plus more. Just stunning. And than Caturn shaker sticker is soooo cute. Speechless. 5+++++++++++++++++++ ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Nicollcia rated for Let's go Botanic! on Nov 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi there, received your lovely mail today! Wow I still can't stop looking at all of the goodies I've got from you! I adore everything and can't wait to sit and craft with them. The Japanese stationery is really lovely too and the vintage styled stationery matches my style as well 🤗 and thank you for the teas and the bath aroma, you spoiled me!
5
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Comment: Saasha, this was the best swap! I loved your envelope, the stamp with all the details and all of the extras you slipped in, as well as the washi. The stamp was so cool I ordered one for myself after I found it online. Thanks again!
Emro rated for Book Lovers ATC #8 of 9 on Oct 23, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely envelope! So nice of you! 🙂 I usually prefer the books to the movie adaptations too. I have neither read nor watched the Lorax, but maybe I should - read it at least. 😉
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! 💕🌷💕
Patsy rated for Tie Dye ATC (international) on Oct 16, 2019
5
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Comment: I received the swap yesterday. Lovely indeed .❤️❤️ I also appreciated the extra goodies. 😂😂 Love the chocolate. ❤️❤️
5
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Comment: loved all the extras!!! thank you ☺️
m3i5 rated for 💙 Themed Washi Swap #14: Blue 💙 on Oct 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Saasha, Thank you very much for the all 12 pretty washi samples and the 3 tea samples in a cute envelope! :)
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending lovely washi tapes! Loved them! Also thanks too for the teabags and the cute sticker sheet!! Have a great weekend!
sweetnlo rated for Happy Mail Swap on Oct 7, 2019
5
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Comment: I absolutely loved what you sent me!!!! Thanks so so so much!!
Sparrowlings rated for Intl ATC Witch on Oct 3, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC!! your witch was adorable, and I loved the extra goodies :)
Eulegirl rated for Tea for Thee # 10 on Oct 1, 2019
5
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Comment: You are so consistently sweet and extravagant with these! Thank you so much! Going to have a cup of tea and a relaxing bath! All the hearts!!!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovley washisamples. Also thanking you for the extra.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC and for all of the wonderful goodies!!!
Kskollections rated for AAA: Primary Colours on Sep 26, 2019
5
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CHOWEFACE rated for Fandom-ish on Sep 24, 2019
5
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Comment: awesome card! thanks so much!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 97 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
79 98 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 37 40 0
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Comments

CheyanneB on Nov 14, 2019:

I received the buddy cards in the mail today - Thank you so much! I love how you finished them :) and thanks for the extras too! What a happy package to receive in the mail!

guinstar on Oct 16, 2019:

You are such a sweetheart! I received the wonderful washi RAK from you today! I absolutely love all of them! Such a surprise! Thank you so much!! 💜

thisismeAXiD on Aug 8, 2019:

Thank you so much for my mom's birthday card. Plus the extras for me! You're too sweet. Take care, Meredith

hibiscus on Aug 2, 2019:

You are a great example of a most generous and creative artist ... the extra atc’s as well as the challenge atc were just wonderfully done! Thanks so much hope to swap again

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