Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2020 8:24 am


Date Joined: March 18, 2010
Last Online: May 29, 2019
Birthday: June 23, 1976
Country: Switzerland
Craft Blog

About Me

Hello, I'm Zoe, paper crafter, shopaholic and Tim Holtz Addict.

I'm British and moved to Switzerland 6 years ago after my childhood sweetheart contacted me through facebook 18 years after we left school. We are now happily married and I absolutely love living here with my Husband.

To say that "Christmas is my favourite time of year" is an understatement! I AM OBSESSED WITH IT! I love the snow, twinkly lights, cinnamon candles, baking smells, rich deep reds and glitter as far as the eye can see.

Favourite Crafts

  • Mixed media/paper craft
  • Art Journal
  • Tags
  • Cards
  • Minibooks
  • 3D Papercraft

...the list grows by the hour!

Favourite Things

These are a few of my favorite themes...

  • Vintage
  • Shabby chic
  • French/Parisian
  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • Anything and Everything Tim Holtz


scrappermama rated for Make a TH style card on Feb 23, 2014
Comment: OMG! Guess what I found in my mailbox today? Yep! A cool T.H. card by you Mz. Zoe. Love it! Lol! I also took the T.H. classes... amazingly inspiring! Thank you so much for the great card & for resending again. Thank you. Thank you!
itsjessme rated for Time... on Nov 20, 2013
Comment: Wow!! what a wonderful package!! I was so excited to see it in the mail box. Your Tags are absolutely beautiful and I love all the fun clock and time themed goodies(especially the stamp and TH stencil) Thanks you so much for such a fun package. It was well worth the wait.
befana rated for 12 TAGS OF 2013 - MARCH on Jun 24, 2013
Comment: Lovely tag! Thank you so much. I appreciate the extras as well.
DuhBe rated for 12 TAGS OF 2013 - FEBRUARY on Apr 23, 2013
Comment: Your tag is gorgeous and so was everything in the package. Thank you so much for the Wonderland items - you know I covet those! You are a top-notch swapper and I am honored to have received from you. And thank you for graciously offering to resend. I guess the queen of hearts had different plans on her postal journey but she finally landed in my mailbox today in pristine condition. Sometimes a thing comes through after we've given up on it. Life is just funny that way.
crescendo rated for 12 TAGS OF 2013 - JANUARY on Mar 5, 2013
Comment: This tag is gorgeous. So happy you could UWYH with all of the ingredients. Love all the gears and details. Thank you muchly as well for the awesome extras!! I've never had any of these items and they caused a great deal of squealing when I opened the package.
Response: You're very welcome. Hoard those Timmy stencil types with your life! They're rarer than rocking horse shit, so squealing was expected! ;) Thanks for the rating and <3
AsAlwaysAngela rated for Halloween Surprise Package on Mar 1, 2013
Comment: As soon as I received this package I wanted to start working on Halloween projects! You sent such a great variety and almost all of it is stuff I have never seen before. I really love those brads- they will make great accent pieces. I also love the hand stamped, clever fragment. Having you as a partner is always a treat and never a trick...
Response: I loved putting it together for you, but was sad to pack my Halloween goodies away for another year. Looking forward to more spooktastic swaps with you. Thanks for the rating and <3
dobie256 rated for Halloween Blueprints ATC - Skull on Feb 23, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool skull ATC. I love these blueprint stamps! I haven't played with the small sizes much but your cards have inspired me. Really beautiful color combo on this card and the extremely subtle white gel penwork is perfect! Love your envie sealing wax too! :) You are an awesome swap partner!
Response: Thanks again Michele. It was nice to see your full sized versions of the stamps and a really fun swap. Thanks for the rating and <3
dobie256 rated for Private: iGirlZoe and dobie256 on Feb 23, 2013
Comment: Whoo-Hoo! It finally made it safe and sound. Incredible package as always: four wonderous ATCs (the bat is my favorite but the techniques on the tombstone one are striking), an envelope stuffed with extra embellishments and beautiful charms, several fun "some assembly required" boxes and such (the blood drip embossing on the matchbook is very cool), and last but not least some gorgeous postage stamps!! You rock swap-bot!! Thanks so much for everything! <3<3<3<3<3
Response: Thanks Michele, the bat was my fave too. The tombstone didn't turn out exactly as I had wanted, but I learned a few things in the process. So pleased you liked everything and I shall continue to fight for actual postage stamps. Thanks for the rating and <3
MissThundercat rated for A Holtzy Little Matchbox on Feb 22, 2013
Comment: what a beautiful MB Zoe! I love it all, the box, the card and all the yummy goodies! Glad to have another beautiful piece of yours in my collection! xoxox
Response: So pleased you liked it. It's was like a game of Tetris trying to get everything to fit in the matchbox tray! Thanks for the rating and <3
darcilena rated for THA: 12 Rolos of 2012: Sept on Feb 21, 2013
Comment: Thanx so much Zoe, it was so well worth the wait. Wish they would suddenly find the 1st one!! Craft on my special swappy pal!
Response: I'm pleased that it finally arrived and was worth the wait. Thanks for the rating and <3
sunshinesuperman rated for Holtzy Halloween II ATC on Feb 19, 2013
Comment: First, thank you for resending. Second, This card ROCKS!!!!! I love it so much. What a style you have, just amazing. This is already on my favorites shelf and in the front! The little bag of extras is the best thing I have seen. I love how you put it together and the "M" on the top. I don't think I will be able to open it. This is such a thrill I wish I could express it more. Thank you! Thank you! and Thank you! Hugs, Mona
Response: Ahhh thanks for the really kind comments Mona, it was a really fun swap to put together and I loved creating Halloween in February. The packages are only stapled shut, so get opening. ;) Hope to swap with you again. Thanks for the rating and <3
JensTreats rated for Airmail Inspired Tag on Nov 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks SO MUCH for a wonderful swap- L<3VED the beau-tee-ful tag and goodies. Sorry for the late rating- I've been all over the place!! ;)
Response: So pleased you like the tag and you were finally able to get to your mail. Hope you make a full and speedy recovery. Thanks for the rating and <3
AsAlwaysAngela rated for TH Style ATC with Pocket on Nov 11, 2012
Comment: What can I say? You did it *again*! Another lovely ATC- such amazing detail and texture. You always use the most unique images! Thank you so much... you really are the best partner!
Response: It was my pleasure treasure. It took me a considerable amount of time to come up with this ATC. ;) Thanks for the rating and <3
crescendo rated for Anything Tim ATC on Nov 10, 2012
Comment: I am thrilled to now be the proud owner of the famous "Sleeve"! Erm, I mean, "Crow" ATC. So lovely to have this in my collection, and of course extra special with your hand drawn addition. You must have an amazingly fine tipped pen, as this certainly looks like part of the stamped image. Your items are always so nicely packaged I never want to tear into them, just gaze at them all in their crappy goodness. OOh more charms to hoard! These will be great for next Halloween. You are right about that paper bad die being very cool. Love the way you backed the cat die cut with black. You could make teeny Christmas luminarias with a battery operated set of lights, one light per bag, but hmm, how to hide the cord... Thanks for the awesome package, as always!
Response: Aha, that infamous "Sleeve" ATC. I used a Zig Zag journaling pen for the hand drawn bit. It's definitely a one off, I really can't draw for toffee. Your idea for the paper bag luminarias is awesome. I've got some battery powered tea lights somewhere, which would be perfect. It's always my pleasure to send to you. Thanks for the lovely comments, rating and <3
crescendo rated for THA: 12 Rolos of 2012 - July on Nov 10, 2012
Comment: Love the festive RWB rolo! Thanks so much for resending, I know it can get tedious having to remake an original piece of art, so I very much appreciate this. I think I am going to have to contact Rachel and Travis to see if they could add another Heart button to the rating system for people who actually send THE ENTIRE STAMP SET they used on the art piece. Thank you so much, I love the stamps, the American bits for my "bins" and the gnome stripper card is hilarious!
Response: LOL I'm so pleased this one arrived and you like the stamp set. I was happy to add to your Americana bin. The gnome stripper card had to be yours, something about it just screamed SUE! LMAO Thanks for the rating and <3
Electra rated for Distress Ink Color ATC #5 on Nov 7, 2012
Comment: This is the coolest ATC! It's so spooky and I love the wire running along the right side. All the littlle detail sare perfect! Thank you Zoe!
Response: Thanks again Patti. I've become a wire twisting demon recently. It's such a pleasure sending to you. Thanks for the rating and <3
Electra rated for Holtzy Halloween ATC on Nov 7, 2012
Comment: This is the BEST Halloween package I have EVER recieved! Your ATC's are awesome and the extra treasures are so wonderfully spooky. How did you do the drips on the ATC background? It's so cool! Now I can hardly wait for next Halloween to use them.......aak...that's a year away! How will I wait? Thank you so much Zoe!!
Response: High praise indeed (blushes). The drips were done with an embossing folder Drip Drop by Craft Concepts, which I got on eBay. I really am so pleased that you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and <3
Electra rated for Wings ATC on Nov 7, 2012
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! Zoe, you are THE best! I love everything you sent me, I always feels so spoiled when you and I swap. I can never tell you how much I admire your artistic talent and your generosity in sharing it! Where did you get thos pumpkin die cuts? I love them. And how did you knkow I adore Daniel Torrente? So this ATC is extra special for me. Thank you SO much! xxoo!
Response: Arh, thanks for your kind comments Patti. The Stampotique images were a happy coincidence, I was a little worried it might be a bit dark or gory, so I'm delighted that you're a Daniel Torrente fan. I die cut the pumpkins with a Quickutz die and twinchies from one of the Tim Holtz paper stacks. Thanks for the lovely rating and <3
jfreeman rated for Tim Holtz Addicts Matchbox on Oct 24, 2012
Comment: OMG can you say.......WOWSER!!!!This matchbox is AMAZING. I love the colors, paper, flowers, the little drawer handle and the sun dial. So darn cute! All the goodies inside were wonderful and I was like a little kid squealing with delight. I even received 2 extra good bags to squeal over. I love, love, love the envelope. I went to 4 stores looking for the Tim Holtz die, come to find out he doesn't have an envelop die. I was so bummed. Again, this was fabulous and you ALWAYS send AWESOME swaps with your talented artistic flare! You are the BEST!!! UPDATE: I just found the die on Amazon and already bought it.....Nice!
Response: I'm pleased you found the die, he definitely has one, it's one of my faves. Sorry for enabling you, but pleased you liked the package, I love making matchboxes and used one of his old collage stamps I scooped up on eBay. Thank you for such lovely comments, the rating and <3
susiqz rated for Totally Tim on Oct 22, 2012
Comment: love everything you sent! the mini canvas, the dangle and the tissue paper - is that from tim? i need to have lots of it! thanks so much!
Response: It's by 7 Gypsies, I can't get enough of their tissue paper. I hope you can re-use it. Thanks for the rating and <3

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crescendo on Jul 28, 2019:

Why hast though forsaken me? I'm sorry for whatever it was I did that caused you to block me, how can I make it right? I'm wracking my brain to figure out what it was and it hurts my heart if I wronged you, but I sincerely apologize for whatever it was if you can let me know, I hope we can make amends. I miss your friendship sense of humor immensely. Hope you are doing well, I wish you all the best. love, Suey.

dobie256 on Aug 8, 2015:

Love your Dracula design on the Tim Holtz blog. Congrats!

TC on Nov 8, 2014:

CONGRATULATIONS on being featured on Tim Holtz's Pinterest!!!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

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Lishmo on Jun 23, 2013:

Happy Birthday! Hope you have loads of fun, and get loads of stuff!

anrtist on Jun 18, 2013:

Thank you for asking about the LLL GROUP! I sent you an invite and you will find it on your current swap/dashboard page in the top right corner in a shaded box. Just click on LLL GROUP & ACCEPT INVITATION! ;-) If you hurry you may BE THE 600th MEMBER!!!! There are members from all over the world! If you dont find a Switzerland Thread, PLEASE Start one! U never know when someone else may join! Blessings, cc

Lishmo on Apr 17, 2013:

Hi Zoe,

Been thinking about you, I hope you are well.


crescendo on Mar 28, 2013:

crescendo on Mar 25, 2013:

Hi Zoe, thank you so very much for the beautiful handmade Paris themed birthday card. I love every detail and can see what care you put into each and every part. The pennant banner is a great touch. And I have to say, I love that blueprint cupcake! I had a very nice birthday. I forget what I did, something simple, but I remember there being cake involved, yes.

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