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Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: December 30, 2017
Birthday: April 2
Country: Australia
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About Me

Greetings my snail-mail loving friends! My name is Janice-Marie, I live in Melbourne Australia with my husband and my fluffy cat called monkey. I have a garden with nearly 150 different medicinal and magical plants & herbs.

I am a hedge-witch, I love the plants with darker sides and magic & folklore.

In my day job I'm in Marketing with a background in design so all things designer appeal to me. I love typography, hand-lettering & graphic design.

I love to bake and love all types of cooking, I'm celiac though so I'm learning to adapt all my recipes.

I also love whimsy and I have a weakness for korean stickers and stationery (washi tape rocks).

I love mail & mail art, and I'm a member at letter writers alliance.

Favourite Colours/Themes ♥ Blue, Turquoise, Black, Red, Purples ♥ Natural dye colours, pinks & neutrals ♥ Weaving ♥ Sashiko ♥ natural dyeing ♥ medicinal herbalism ♥ folklore, superstition and magic (i'd love to hear about folk remedies and little superstitions and tricks your grandmothers and great grandmothers used to do) ♥ Tiki/Polynesian themes ♥ screenprinting, lino carving, hand printed art ♥ art postcards ♥ stamp carving

Favorite Crafts

I'm a creative obsessive, I love to learn new things so I'm always up for a new challenge.

I'm learning to weave, I take pottery classes every week, I'm designing my own range of tiki mugs!

At heart I'm a paper girl if it involves paper I love it. I love bookbinding, printmaking, illustration, hand-lettering, and stamp-carving, ATC's, all gorgeous papery things!

I also make toys and art teddies, I sculpt as well.

Favorite Books

♥ Epic Fantasy of the likes of Brent weeks, Brandon Sanderson, Michael J Sullivan, PV Brett, Trudi Canarvon.

♥ Paranormal romance like kim harrison, tanya Huff, kelly armstrong,

♥ Steampunk & urban fantasy like Gail Caririger, Jim Butcher, Richard kaddry, Mike Carey.

Favorite Music

I love new music! That is I love hearing about your favourite artists and songs.

♥ Alternative/Indie artists - muse, interpol, gomez,
♥ Popindiefolk fusion like angus & julia stone, regina spektor caro emerald, gotye
♥ Eurovision!
♥ Blues and roots - kings of leon (old stuff and I still like the new stuff!) The black Keys, queens of the stone age
♥ Brit indie - radiohead, the smiths, morrisey, billy brag,
♥Aussie Hip Hop - Hilltop hoods, phrase, illy, 360, bliss & esso
♥Other hip hop - 80's classics 90's classics, I prefer boppy happier stuff to gangsta shoot everyone stuff.

But like I said - I love love love discovering new artists. Heck one of my favourite songs at the moment is the end theme from portal and I don't even play games!

TV & Movies

I love a good action move - heck i love a bad action movie, I'll go see just about anything with Jason Statham in it.

I love sci-fi - Dr Who, Stargate Atlantis, Firefly, Star Trek TNG.

I also like animated films.


♥ Tiki inspired items ♥ folklore inspired items ♥ prayer cards for saints (especially St Cyprian of Antioch, St Expeditie, St Mary McKillop) ♥ Botanica items ♥ washi tape/deco tape
♥ hand carved stamps
♥ Letter writing sets
♥ how-to zines
♥ Nick bantock inspired work (griffin & sabine)
♥ Brian froud inspired work (labrynth, dark crystal, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book)
♥ Korean Stationery & stickers (pony brown, coco's happy day, invite-L)
♥ Postal related rubber stamps
♥ Art of... books (concept art from pixar, disney, dreamworks)
♥ fantasy art & illustration
♥ tiny things! (small letters, re-ment, miniaturized items)
♥ Origami Papers
♥ Dr Who related items
♥ Witchcraft related items/themes
♥ Fountain pen or calligraphy related items
♥ Anything Invader Zim * Airmail stickers * Airmail envelopes & airmail paper * Hand stamped images relating to mail, airmail, mail art, postal themes * postcards/photos of signs with interesting typography/lettering (there are some examples on my flickr- link here! ) mail related hand carved or bought rubber stamps * pen pal stationery (I love cute stuff but I also adore beautiful paper like old crown mill, fabriano etc) * plain handmade paper (no plant bits, petals, leaves or seeds in it please- customs issues) I'm looking for interesting things to calligraphy on. * anything print gocco, including your own gocco creations. * choc mint hot chocolate packets (a few years ago someone sent me a packetI think it was land o lakes! and i just died from the goodness!)

Please do not send...

Because of Australian Quarantine issues - Unsealed Tea (apparently factory sealed teabags in sachet packets are fine - hot chocolate is fine too) - Seeds
- Plant matter
- Paper with dried plant matter or seeds embedded in it.

Things I'd prefer not to receive
- serviettes/napkins - printed foil off the top of yoghurt or other food containers - Glitter (if there is glitter on your artwork no worries but please not loose glitter or packs of glitter)
- ball point pens, coloured pencils

My Groups

Bound & Lettered
If you are interested in bookbinding or Calligraphy/Hand lettering please consider joining Bound & lettered. Link to group


RooBaRoo rated for AMOPWBFS: Hogswatch YBFA on May 9, 2018
Comment: I do not know whether you sent it, but I did not get it. & you have been offline long enough. I hope everything's alright.
kaypendragon rated for HCSI: 2 ATCs to 1 partner on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Never got anything. Never communicated with me, even after I messaged her.
Comment: You made an absolutely gorgeous ATC- thank you so much! :D
wombatlady rated for PRIVATE: Homemade sticker swap on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: As of December 30, you have not logged into Swap-Bot, and the several messages I sent you went unread. You also haven't rated for the swap I sent, which I put a lot of work into. I'm happy to work something out should you return to Swap-Bot.
dvmac rated for HCSI: Winter Mail Art on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Never got anything. Never communicated with me, even after I messaged her.
btbeth rated for FOPS - Send a PC, Get a PC on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: No contact, no swap, YOU get a 1!
Lady rated for AMOPWBFS: Hogswatch YBFA on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: thought this was already rated... sorry! (Maybe I slipped and pretended that I could rate from my phone :0 gave up on that ages ago)
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and the great extras which I look forward to using! And the envelope was decorated so pretty! Funny that you like Dallas because in high school I really liked Dallas but all my friends were ABD fans...anybody but Dallas lol.
Suncloud rated for Whatever Inspires You Minizine on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful zine. I really enjoyed reading (and re-reading) it. It made my day.
stonekeepers rated for AMA Sender's Choice -DEC on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome happy mail package. Your watercolor work is beautiful and I love everything! you were so thoughtful putting this together. Thanks again for making it a happy day!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty coaster and stickers! (Is the wool from Australian Sheep?) I love the envie and stamps too. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
pandorasxbox rated for Whatever Inspires You Minizine on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zine. I loved the watercolor sunset :)
mkrick127 rated for Whatever Inspires You Minizine on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you!! Your watercolor artwork is just beautiful. :)
Comment: Word cannot describe how much I love this atc! It is so beautiful thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all the profile goodies. It was just the encouragement I needed today.
Comment: My goodness this is a beautiful ATC! You're quite talented! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Holidays! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful swap. It really put a smile on my face! I appreciate the time you took to make it special - from the packaging to the fun envelope. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Response: Wonderful, I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Hands down the most stunning envie I've ever received. This is beautiful! If this is your early learning work, can't imagine what you'll do in the future. This is amazing! And the insides are fun too!! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you! I'm really glad you like it. It was a lot of fun to make. I can't wait to make more.
Comment: Thnak you for the wonderful galaxy water color post card. I love any type of water color motif.:0)
Response: Thank you! Galaxies are a lot of fun to paint.

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RockyBeach on Jan 30, 2018:

Could you please let me know if you got my card for AMA Sender's Choice -DEC? It's been over 8 weeks now since I did send it out. Thanks!

Angie on Jan 24, 2018:

Hi Janice. You're late sending for the HCSI 2 ATCs swap. Can you contact me or your partners? Thanks. I hope everything is okay.

susieq11 on Nov 9, 2017:

I love everything you sent me for CPG Envies of Randomness!! The koala nail stickers are awesome!!! Thank you! xoxo

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

biasbabe on Apr 2, 2013:


Hope your birthday is awesome

From the Cheap postage Swaps, Tags and Fun

Toupti on Jan 7, 2013:

OMG !!!

so very much

for the super cute "Chemo Angel" hand carved stamp you made for me. I LOVE it !!! I'm about to send another package to my patient, I will use it for sure.

biasbabe on Dec 31, 2012:


Hope this year brings many smiles!

CariahCreates on Dec 31, 2012:

Thank you for the lovely christmas card from my CPG december wishlist!

tanjch on Dec 30, 2012:

thank you for the cpg dec wishlist wish - i hope i'll get into it some day (when i'll have time), as it sounds something i would like. i love the cute note (gave me some inspiration for something artsy - not telling more :P)

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