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Date Joined: May 22, 2008
Last Online: May 29, 2011
Birthday: June 9
Country: Ireland
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**** UPDATE**** 16/04/11

Hey everyone, an update from me to say that I haven't forgotten those that I owe swaps to. There has been a lot going on in my life over the past 6 months. Mainly myself and my husband have separated. It has been a stressful, heartbreaking and trying time, as I am sure any of you who have gone through the breakdown of a marriage can testify to. I am here to let you know that your swaps will be going postal this week and should be with you very shortly. I am in a better place now, hoping to get back into my crafting and swapping, once my account has been updated and the swaps that owe recieved by their very patient partners.

Louise xxxx

I'm a girly girl and a tomboy all rolled into one. I love to explore different theories, religions and ways of life. My dreams vary from day to day, from living in luxury to giving it all up for the simple life (south american tribe anyone?). I don't make friends too easily as is takes a special person to get me.

I'm not easily shocked or offended... so be not afraid..

Thats my intro for now so feel free to pm me if you would like to do a private swap or just want to say hello!

Ps. I love to recycle mailing supplies like boxes and padded envies. I also use the cardboard boxes i get a work for my bigger packages. I am a nurse so they are medical supply boxes. T hey are always clean and covered in extra brown paper wrapping but if it is a problem for you, you may not want to swap with me.


  • Zettiology
  • sea/nautical
  • retro
  • vintage
  • colour combo's from my likes list
  • rainbow
  • winter
  • Owl's
  • Paris
  • Shabby Chic
  • Kitsch
  • Asian
  • Gothic
  • Bird (not cutesy, I like ravens/crows)

  • I love bright colours and working with golds, silvers, bright and pastel pinks, orange, lime green, red, purple, blue and yellow.

Favourite Crafts and Hobbies

  • I keep an art journal and try to work in it once or twice a week. It's very therapeutic!

  • Scrapbooking 12 by 12 layouts

  • ATC's- I love to make and receive ATC's in a variety of themes. I love collage or hand painted, mixed media or digital!

  • Altered Art- I love to alter the things i use like journals, albums, pen holders etc..

  • I love to bake and cook. I like to try new recipes especially anything sweet or spicy. I collect recipes and cookbooks from all over the world.

  • I love to make Paper Bag albums and Mini Albums in a variety of themes. You can see more of my work on my blog or youtube chanel. The links are above!

  • Mixed Media Art: I am currently taking classes by Suzi Blu and Willowing. If you have not heard of these fantastic artists then look them up!!

Things I would Love to Receive

Hopefully there is enough variety here to give you some ideas of what I like to use but please don't feel like you have to send me extras for me to feel excited about a swap. If you look at my haul vids on youtube, you will see that I love to shop for any supplies that I need. If I have listed something below, it is something that I use all of the time or find hard to track down! :

  • Bottlecaps

  • Stickles

  • Any small found objects that I can use for embellishing or as charms.

  • Clear acrylic sheets, tags, fragments, charms, albums. Anything!

  • Collage sheets all themes- Mail them to me or send them via email!

  • Teeny tiny glass/plastic bottles, I can't find these anywhere.

  • Stayzon ink pads, all colours.

  • Large shipping tags

  • Unusual and pretty glass beads.

  • Metal chain for hanging charms.

  • Chipboard -all sizes and shapes

  • Diecuts of any kind!

  • Empty tins/boxes for altering.

  • Ephemera- I love to receive old book pages, maps, vintage images, tickets etc...

  • Raffle tickets in all colours.

  • Lace in all colours

  • Metal embellishments and hinges for using in altering.

  • Ultra fine sharpie pens in all colours. Again i can't buy any here, only regular sharpies.

  • Anything French themed, i have an obsession with all things Paris right now!!

  • Cookbooks and recipes on recipe cards. I would also love some blank recipe cards. I am working on an altered box to hold them in right now. The cookbooks I am looking for include an Elvis cookbook, Asian, Indian, regional USA, Carribean, Soul Food, BBQ, Italian, Vintage, Retro. I am looking for those regional USA cookbooks that are printed out i think by local churches? Also those magazines that are near the checkout stands in the grocery store.

  • Things for journalling like prompts, journalling squares/tags etc...

  • Charms- all kinds

  • Mounted Rubber or unmounted clear stamps and ink pads in all colours, even the small ones. I don't like the cutsey rubber stamps. I use rubber stamps by tim holtz and basic grey. I have the entire visual artistry collection. I would love owls, keys, flourishes/accents, keyholes, patterned backgrounds etc.

  • Craft books, magazines or just pages on different techniques, can even be printed from the internet. Anything on altered art would make me so happy!

  • Scrabble tiles, dominos and other small game pieces.

  • Chipboard!! I would love squares for book covers and letters or shapes, plain or decorated welcome.

  • Candies: I love gummies, Tim Tams, Twinkies, white chocolate, milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, milk duds. I love orange and chocolate together!!

  • Prima Flowers all colours

  • I would really appreciate paper lunch bags for making paper bag albums. All sizes welcome in lots of 6. It would help me out big time!!

  • Broken jewellery, old watch parts.

  • Embossing pen and embossing powders.

  • Alcohol ink all colours

  • Metal rings for binding together pages.

  • Eyelets in all colours. Not the fancy shapes though, just plain old round ones!

  • Modge Podge

  • Supplies that I can use in my art journal like tissue papers, paints, gesso, copic markers, water-colours, mediums, glitters, sparkly bits like little stars etc...

  • White paint pens

  • Black pens that will write on anything!

  • Tim Holtz/Ranger: I love and use almost anything to do with this range. Distress inks, distress tools, mini misters, alcohol inks, grunge board, salvage stickers, any of the metal embellishments, perfect pearls, distress re-inkers, crackle paint, glossy accents adhesive, clear fragments and all of the metal embellishments from the idea-ology range.

  • An etsy fave or something inspired by it.

  • Gemstones and bling. A huge bonus if these were already self adhesive.

  • Anything by 7 gypsies e.g. papers, journaling tags, Tags, pockets, embellishments

  • Anything by Maya Road, Prima, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants Designs, Making Memories, We R Memory Keepers, K&Co, DCWV and Graphic 45.

  • Suzi Blue or Willowing prints or atc's.

  • Copies new or old of Sommerset Studio's magazines, Cloth Paper Scissors or any similar publication!

  • Perfect Pearls, mica flakes, those teeny tiny beads by judikins

I'd Rather Not Receive

I don't want to seem fussy or ungrateful but I would rather not receive:

  • Stationary.

  • Cartoon characters

  • Items for the home, hair or body.

  • Teacher/reward stickers

  • Things that are badly used, dirty and torn. You would be suprised at some of the things i have received!

  • No teas, dark chocolate or liqourice flavours.

  • Things that are too cutesy

Swap Notes

  • I will always send on time if not early as i like to be organized with my swaps so if a swap does not reach you please mail me asap so i can re-send .

  • Communication is very important to me. As i said before i like to be organized so please keep communication open at all times.

  • If a swap is going to be late, please just email me honestly wether its going to be a week or a month late. Just tell me! I will of course understand. I only get upset when people lie.

  • By all means approach me for a private swap. I sometimes prefer them to public ones. Just ask and we can sort something out.

  • I always rate quickly and will communicate before i leave a low rating, please do the same for me. I like to think if a swap goes wrong we can communicate and sort it out before it gets ugly :):)

  • I love forum tags and keep a record of sent and recieved on my profile as i don't write them in my swap book. So if i owe you something from a tag, check here for the date it was sent. If you don't see it, please let me know so i can send it out asap. Tags are only taken off the list once they are sent and recieved.

Extra's and Hearts

I know this is a subject talked about a lot but here is where I stand. I love to look through my partners profile to see what they like. I almost always include a baggie of things they have listed on their profile. However, I can't always do this as sometimes money and supplies are low. I never expect extras with the packages I receive so don't feel that you have to include something other than the swap. I also don't rate for extras, I only rate the swap itself!

Hearts are subjective, they are up to the individual rating at that time. There are no requirements in the rules of swap-bot about what deserves a heart! Please don't ask me to give you one. Likewise, I will never ask for a heart. Lets not get so hung up about hearts!!!




  • Trinket- 3 atc's GGGW group.


coleenfranks rated for Decorated Tags - September on Nov 14, 2010
BeverlyBling rated for Bird ATC on Oct 30, 2010
Comment: Haven't received the ATC - I'll change the rating when I do.
Response: I have just mailed you explaining my absence and hoping we can work this out. I am sorry I let you down.
BeadsbyGayle rated for Decorated Tags - September on Oct 28, 2010
Comment: I haven't received your swap or pm response about it.
Response: I have just mailed you explaining my absence and hoping we can work this out. I am sorry I let you down.
mamacrafter rated for Decorated Tags - September on Oct 26, 2010
Comment: I hate to rate a 1 but it says it was sent over a month ago and still not received. No response from pm either. I will definitely change when received.
Response: I have just mailed you explaining my absence and hoping we can work this out. I am sorry I let you down.
loriglen rated for Skull ATC on Mar 18, 2010
Comment: Yay, I finally got it! Thank you, Louise, for being so diligent about making sure I received an ATC for this swap. It's a great ATC, too. Those little feathers are so dainty! And whatever that silvery, webby-looking metallic paint is....I love it. Cool ATC! Thanks again Louise! (And if the first one ever arrives from it's trip around the world, I'll be sure to leave a comment on your profile!)
lroddyozzauto rated for Calling All Birds Atc swap on Mar 8, 2010
Comment: Thanks Louise - I really like this card. The woodgrain is a good background.
ShandaPanda rated for Real Metal Clock Hand ATC on Mar 8, 2010
Comment: Beautiful ATC~thanks!
gillman rated for VS- Altered Playing Card on Feb 27, 2010
Comment: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the altered playing card. Thank you!!!
PansySuz rated for Vintage Valentine Elements ATC on Feb 26, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC!!! I'm so glad to see you back and finding time to swap your gorgeous creations once again :) Give Finn a big hug for me!
Minney rated for Skull ATC on Oct 24, 2009
Comment: Someone had fun and did a brilliant job! :) Just love the way you set the ATC up. Thanks for explaining how you make the ATC, you taught me some new things. Thank you.
Comment: Louise, another wonderful swap with you! Thank you so so much for the absolutely gorgeous altered journal - I adore it! And thank you for such fabulous extras! I love the Disney stuff, I can't wait to get using the watercolours, and I've started introducing Mia to her rattle! Thanks lovely, a pleasure swapping with you, as always! Xx
ColorInFusion rated for Decorate Your Own Box on Oct 8, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the great box, I love it :)
Comment: This was such a wonderful swap rec'd! Thank you SO much for all of the lovely ribbons, buttons and epherma!!! I am so lucky! Great swapping with you! You went way beyond what I expected!
DebP rated for Create a Tag #1 on Sep 18, 2009
Comment: Thanks for a great tag. I like it a lot. I am new to altering stuff, so I am having fun with the group and getting lots of great ideas from swaps. :)
ColorInFusion rated for Altered CD #1 on Sep 17, 2009
Comment: I just love, LOVE the CD you sent. It is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much!
denise364 rated for Create a Tag #1 on Sep 17, 2009
Comment: Thank you, luv it!
BookSlinger rated for Zetti Style ATC Swap on Sep 11, 2009
Comment: Wow what a great ATC!!. I just love her. Also you are such a Sweetie for sending me these wonderful golden star brads.Thank you, thank you thank you.
lltip rated for Private: Louise and lltip on Sep 8, 2009
Comment: I love the great selection of fabric and felt. I hope you like your package also. Thanks so much for a great private swap!!!!
kacka rated for LetterSet Lovers #5 on Sep 3, 2009
Comment: thank you for excellent selection. I really forgot to rate it, sorry
BrendaMarie rated for Puzzle Piece ATC on Sep 2, 2009
Comment: I don't know what happened to the first one but I really love this one. Thanks for the re-send.
Response: Phew!! I'm so glad this one arrived safely and that you really like it. I was thinking of the post person who lost the first one when I did the ''Off With His Head'' Theme lol :) Thank you for the rating and the heart x

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letheine on Nov 5, 2018:

I have absolutely nothing to do with this account. My given name is the same as the username and seems to have caused some confusion. Please contact me if you have any concerns.

TC on Oct 29, 2018:

aka @letheine

richara on Aug 25, 2010:

Welcome to the Page by Page group.

cobaltgypsy on Apr 17, 2010:

Please look here blessings, Gypsy

constancet on Apr 11, 2010:

Hi, new zetti swap, really hope you join


GTstamper on Mar 1, 2010:

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!
Thanks for joining!

homeandheart on Mar 1, 2010:

Welcome to Somerset Style!!! Please visit our forum!!

tangledthreads on Feb 13, 2010:


OrigamiGrace on Oct 22, 2009:

Thank you very much for the generous and adorable selection of kawaii memos and tin for my October wishlist at Cheap Postage!

Doodlebabe on Oct 22, 2009:

Thank you for the pretty ribbons from my CPG wishlist :-D

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