Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 6:40 pm


Date Joined: December 20, 2012
Last Online: March 24, 2019
Birthday: June 14
Country: France
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About Me

I'm french, I live an old barn in the SW of France, I would be delighted to swap my atc, my mail-arts and a few goodies, my scrap all around the world...

I am a more then 2x25, somewhat educated woman who makes home with my husband, 1 kid (born in 2001), 1 dog (over the rainbow since last August), 2 cats and a few chickens and bees, a lot of deers (all animals are outside, no pet inside!).

~I have seen "most" of the world. ~I have sinned, loved, lost, forgiven, forgotten, quit, but never given up.

~I love creating- life, art, love, washi tape and Photography. ~I love cleaning up- life, art, love. ~I have a dark side. ~I also love rainy days, snow and fog (even if my favorites seasons are Spring & Summer...for the sun and flowers...and so, that I do not have to sit by the fireplace. ~I believe that paint and/or fabric can make anything beautiful. ~I forget lots of things-names, faces, what I just said, phone messages. ~I have no regrets-every step (good or bad) has brought me to this moment, and it's marvelous. ~I love making my son and friends laugh- most of all I love it when they make me laugh... That's me! C'est moi!

I love cooking (a lot of sweet stuff...jams, sirups with what I have in my garden!), and baking too...

& Coffee (yes, but I only drink Nespresso capsules, so no swap for coffees!)

Love Sweets (real sugar!) & Chocolate (only Swiss Choc) & Biscuits

Hate Jelly stuff...beurck!

NO allergy, so no worries there, the only restriction is cigarette smoke!

Please NO "light" stuff (butter is butter, cream is cream as well as sugar... for me...)

No religion, but I respect! I don't like ...I mean people / people who discriminate against people who might be/look different :)

Like Vintage items/stuff, "Brocante", I love to recycle items...

I love learning about new places and to travel whenever it is possible...never knows we'll maybe meet one day?! with pleasure ...

Last thing: forgive my bad English as I'm french


Favorite Crafts

mail-arts, ATC, inchies, skinies, scrapbooking, home-deco...I just love paper, papers!!!

Love rubber stamps (no post stamps!) and stamping...

collage, old book pages, music sheets

I do NOT use stickers/rub-on...I do not like rich colors (neon/fluo!)

My favourite colors are kraft, red, black & white (even if it isn't a color!), but I use nearly all colors for my craft...

Scrap style :Clean & Simple as well as Mixed-media...

in French it is easier!

Je suis Française, il y a bientôt 13 ans que nous avons décidé de quitter le monde industriel, pour s’installer dans un magnifique coin perdu dans la campagne du SO de la France. Nous avons restauré 1 vieille bâtisse pleine de charme et ouvert notre Gîte depuis 2011 nous avons 2 minous –Mitsy et Wurmy-…des poules ainsi que des millions d’abeilles ! Nul doute que j’adore les petits bouts de papiers et dès que j’ai un moment ; -je scrape ! Pas assez à mon goût (ni de moments, ni de pages à mon actif !), mais j’ai fait bcp de swaps, plein de cartes, pour commencer et m’essayer à toutes sortes de techniques…en plus des « gros bricolages » de nos bâtisses !

C'est avec plaisir que je zappe sur le net en quête d'idées, de personnes ayant la même passion...

Inutile de vous dire que j’aime (pas les couleurs fluo!) aussi les bons petits plats, le bon vin, la vieille Poire et la vieille Prune…et ici on est gâté, donc même si le chocolat (Suisse) me manque…un peu…j’ai constaté que l’on arrive aussi à s’en passer !!!

Voilà...un peu de bla-bla (Oh! que je suis pipelette, c'était déjà marqué sur mes bulletins scolaires!!!) sur moi et mon envie de vous rejoindre … (et sans aucune prétention, juste pour partager un peu ce que je fais...)

Je me réjouis de vous retrouver, de vous connaître…de découvrir vos créations… au travers de ce forum/groupe…

A temps perdu, je fais des mails-arts, des ATC et qq pages de scrap...et je me réjouis de swapper avec xyz! Au plaisir...

Favorite Books

I do not read a lot, just what is interesting!!!

Favorite Music

Latino and what's new for dancing! But, since we left the busy world, I like the silence, the songs of Life, the birds, the nature, the wind...

I enjoy the tranquility

For teas swaps

Teas I like: ♥ flavored rooibos ♥ decaf black tea ♥ fruit teas, infusions w i t h o u t chicory, without chamomille ♥ flavored white tea ♥ flavored honeybush

My favourite flavors are vanilla, chocolate, coconut, red currant, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, orange, but I like also liquorice, chai (only from Twinings) cinnamon, ginger, rose and verbena...

Teas and flavors I do NOT like: * green teas , cannot drink them anymore! * jasmin * mate * chai or spicy teas * banana * chamomile * lemon * lemon grass * anis * mint, peppermint * fennel * sage * black plain tea

Everything is ok, as long as it is nicely packed... Wrapped, unwrapped teabags and i even prefer loose tea!


FLAKERS!!! :( Remember just that a swap from me, comes from France...so about 10 days is normal!

Please let me know if you don't receive a swap from me before rating. If I am going to be late for a swap I will PM you. If you are going to be late for a swap please PM me. I am very understanding so take a breath and relax. If you are unhappy with a swap let me know and I will try to make it right. I do my best and try to make my swap partners like their swap!

I was f l a k e d by @c r a f t y m i s s p r i s s, but luckily angeled by @WendySue ..Thanks to Wendy for a her big heart! @lightchick on "something sweet from a sweet friend"...that wasn't sweet at all from her... More then 6 months after -nothing- even if she said X times that she will send...

If i have a wish...

For a few Altered Art projects I am in need of any unique item, old keys, wings, small crowns and embellishments, small rusted metal items Baker's twine nice buttons or charms Deco Tape /washi Tape nice cotton fabric journaling tags Music sheets Decorative Brads (eyelets) Fabric/Lace/Ribbon Scrapbooking papers & other Deco Supplies

Teas (Loose or bagged), only flavored Rooibos (LOVE IT!)... or infusion, fruit tea... (Please Be so kind to check my dislikes! Thanks!)

I love tea from PICKWICK, NORDQVIST, STASH... I can't get any of those in France.


stuff with "mustaches" or "Keep calm and carry on..."

spices from other countries (l even like it when it is a bit spicy, not too spicy!) seeds (I have a big vegetable garden!), herbs

cooking recipes that you have already tried yourself (not the one you just find on the net!)

home-made stuff (jams, sirups, biscuits, cookies...)

Flavors that I like: Vanilla, Orange, Cinnamon, Ginger, apple, honey, liquorice, peanut butter, marshmallow...


Jelly stuff...

lipstick, body lotion...

NO touristic souvenirs from countries, no postcards, no bibelots (I've travelled a lot...and I do not like things that just collect dust!)

Hello Kitty stuff pink, highlight-coloured things & glittering stuff

i can offer

teas bagged or loose

french goodies

baker's twine, nice buttons (vintage and new ones!), postcards, die-cuts, pages of old books in a few languages

home made confitures (jams) spices from our region

P.S: As I drink a lot of tea, I have a lot of empty bags...if there is anybody collecting them let me know...!


uiltje rated for private tea swap on Jun 24, 2016
Comment: Your envelope arrived this afternoon and it made me very happy! A lot of unknown brands and tastes. I will try them in the next days! Have a nice weekend!!!
MiekeC rated for Tea in Summer on May 14, 2016
Comment: Thanks for all the tea! i will enjoy it. I like the most of it. And also thanks for the extra things.
Response: You're welcome...enjoy the teas and the extra's ;-) thanks for the <3
cajiky rated for private tea swap on Apr 12, 2016
Comment: Thank a lot fot very good private swap!
Response: hope you will enjoy the teas...Happy Springtime!
Alisha98119 rated for 12 Tags of 2016 - March on Mar 31, 2016
Comment: Beautiful tag! I love your art.
Response: merci, that is kind of you! enjoy the collection my tags! ;-)
viza rated for Tea in April on Mar 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your efforts in gathering so nice package for me!!!
Creeny rated for Month of Tea #6 on Mar 9, 2016
Comment: Sorry for the belated rating, I was on a little Helsinki holiday once more :) Thank you so much for such a wonderful tea selection! I love it <3 Have a beautiful springtime!
Response: thank you, and hope you will enjoy Springtime too...
smnichols rated for 12 Tags of 2016 - February on Mar 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful tag and the extras you sent !!! Love them. :-)
Response: merci for the heart... Happy you liked it!
Response: thank you...and if you wish a private swap, don't hesitate!
Alisha98119 rated for 12 Tags of 2016 - January on Feb 9, 2016
Comment: Beautiful! Thanks Maxette. I love the tag that you designed based off of Tim Holtz.
Response: thanks for you rating...enjoy crafting!
cajiky rated for Tea in February on Jan 14, 2016
Comment: Thanks for your package.
Response: Glad you already got it.... enjoy... Thanks for the <3!
Comment: Thank you so much! I have enjoyed sipping all of the lovely teas!
Response: Glad you got it, nearly thought after such long time...that you forgot me ! Thanks for the <3, and enjoy the summer....
LahDeeDah rated for PVT: Five Hundred on Sep 23, 2014
Comment: Thank you. I'm anxious to try your favorite tea. :-) I hope yours arrives soon!
Response: merci for the heart...and enjoy all the teas! Do not worry...I'm sure that yours will arrive soon!
Creeny rated for Loose Tea Love on Sep 17, 2014
Comment: Merci beaucoup <3 I love the teas you sent and can't wait to try them all. The piggy postcard is great :) Have a wonderful autumn!
Response: Merci à toi...<3 Enjoy the autumn...and you're welcome any time!
Comment: Received the package of tea today! I am super excited to try all of it! I have never tried loose tea before so I am really excited about that! Merci beaucoup!
Response: Merci à toi et bel été...enjoy!
Ikran3 rated for The Ultimate Tea Swap #2 on Jul 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you :) I especially look forward to trying the tea with pepper in it!
Response: Thanks...Hope you will enjoy most of them not only 1 out of 50...! And sorry if my choice of teas wasn't all yours..it can happen with that amount, anyway, it was made with Love as I always do my swaps! Wish you a very nice Summer and of course nice cups of Teas!
Guusje rated for Handmade tea scented sachet on Jul 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap I received today. The sachet is gorgeous and it smells so nice. I love your homemade teas, I drank the lavender one tonight, delicious!
Response: Thanks for your <3, and hope you enjoyed it...I would be delighted to swap again with you!
freyacz rated for Tea for Every Day (Europe) - May on May 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for teabags you sent me. I was little dissapointed as they were cut, but I can still use them. I will replace them if I get better ones :)
Response: HI...but there were quite a lot of them...so up to you to make the best of it... Have a nice Summer and a bigger collection!
dea rated for Tea for Every Day (Europe) - June on May 22, 2014
Comment: I love your tea selection for me. I will give place many of them in my collection. :-) Thanks so much!!
Response: great and enjoy your day & teas!
dea rated for surprise profil-based on May 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I love all things what you send me. I like teabags from you. :-) Thanks, thanks...
Response: Happy to see that we received the same day...Enjoy your collection!
FrancescaP rated for Let's make it big and typical ;-) on Mar 25, 2014
Comment: Merci Karina, je suis très très très heureuse de ton fantastique paquet!!! Ok, better in English, my French is a bit rusty... Thanks a million, everything smells soooo good! I have already tasted the strawberry-lavender jam and totally love it! I'd like to have the recipe if possible, so I can use some of the wonderful lavender you sent to me and make some jam for a couple of friends :-) And everything else is fantastic, I can't wait to try everything!!!
Response: Great, je suis tjrs contente de savoir lorsque mes petits paquets arrivent aussi vite...et encore plus heureuse de savoir que tu aimes...savoure; déguste, fais-toi plaisir... bises de France! Recette de la confiture per mp!

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CurlyTea on Jun 14, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jun 18, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jun 13, 2017:

RyeRye on Aug 26, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

LahDeeDah on Nov 9, 2015:

I'm so happy to learn that your mom is doing well! I've thought of her many times this past year.

Would you like to swap loose tea again? That was a lot of fun. If so, let's shoot for early 2016. Something to look forward to in the new year!

Thanks for checking in with me. Hearing from you is always a pleasure. :-)

anicka22 on Sep 24, 2014:

Thank you for the delicious smelling teas! Love, Anicka

FrancescaP on Sep 19, 2014:

Ciao! Scusami, sono stata occupatissima in queste settimane (ti racconterò). Per il tè, non c'è fretta, ne riparleremo quando faremo il nostro swap privato :-) Un bacio grande!

anrtist on Sep 1, 2014:

Hi! I sent you an invite to the LLL Group! Enjoy it & SB! ;-) Happy Swapping! Blessings! cc

sanna on Jun 14, 2014:

Happy birthday, Karina! Have a wonderful day! :)

kittylover on Jul 1, 2013:

Hello from the other side of the world!

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