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mellyrose89

mellyrose89
Date Joined: July 28, 2009
Last Online: January 19, 2018
Birthday: July 27
Country: Australia
My personal Instagram
My book review blog
My small business (Mel's Paper Party)
My Charity Reading Challenge
My Etsy store

Regarding swaps

I do my very best to send every swap out on time. But please remember that I live in Australia! More often than not, I send swaps internationally. Please message me if you do not receive your swap within 4 weeks of the send date, as I am happy to re-send if necessary. If I have not received your item within two-four weeks of the send date of a swap, I will message you just to check if the item has been sent or not.

Also, please message me if I have not rated you for a swap! Usually it will be because I have not received it, but once in a while I may just forget to rate. Once a month I go through my Sent swaps and check for the swap, and will contact my partner if I haven't received anything.

About Me

I am 28 years old and I live with my fiance and cat. I am studying Library and Information Services at TAFE, and currently work part-time at a school library. I am engaged to a man named Shaun - we have been together for 7 years, and engaged for 3 years. We are trying to save up for a house at the moment so we can have our own space! In the meantime we are renting. I am an aunty to three gorgeous, cheeky boys, who light up my life.

I have tried a lot of crafty things in the past, mostly jewellery and bookmarks, but also ATCs and painting. I haven't had a lot of patience for them though! I like to do colouring in though. I especially love colouring in butterflies and feathers.

I am currently into card making and love trying different designs and ideas. Pinterest has been a huge source of inspiration! I recently bought a die-cut machine, but need the metal stencils in order to start making my own embellishments. I am very excited! If you know where I can get inspiration from, please let me know! If you would like to see the cards I have made, please feel free to visit my Facebook page: My small business (Mel's Paper Party) or my Etsy store: Mel's Paper Party

In 2017 I am doing a Charity Reading Challenge to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. This is an Australian organisation dedicated to improving the literacy of Indigenous children, particularly in remote communities. If you would like to follow me through this challenge, please like my Facebook page: My Charity Reading Challenge

Favorite Music

Disturbed
Mudvayne
Kisschasy
Bellusira
30 Seconds to Mars
Old Linkin Park
INXS
Foo Fighters
Seether
The Lonely Island
Weird Al Yankovic
Tegan and Sara
Alien Ant Farm
Old Birds of Tokyo
Deftones
Korn

Favorite Books

The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Anything by Karin Slaughter
Anything by Michael Robotham
House Rules - Jodi Picoult
The boy who fell to Earth - Kathy Lette
Resurrection Bay - Emma Viskic
Anything by Karen Rose
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doerr
Black Rock White City - A.S. Patric
The Dry - Jane Harper
Burial Rites - Hannah Kent

I am mostly into crime fiction, but I will read anything that sounds interesting. No religious, sports, self-help books. No non-fiction.

I am a Bookcrosser, so if you'd like to do a private Bookcrossing swap with me, please message me so we can organise it, especially if we each have a book the other wants to read! I also have a book review blog, where I review books written by Australian authors: My book review blog

Favorite Movies

Daybreakers
South Park
Anchorman
Anchorman 2
50 First Dates
Happy Gilmore
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Wallace and Gromit
The Power of One
Oddball
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners 2
The Taking of Pelham 123
Bad Santa
A street cat named Bob

Favorite Television

DOCTOR WHO
Futurama
Arrested Development
Orphan Black
Archer
South Park
Scrubs
Fonejacker
Spongebob
Rita
Daria
The Inbetweeners
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Key and Peele

Wishlist and likes

*Postcards from anywhere in the world - handmade or store bought - happy to be sent either blank in an envelope, or naked (written on and stamped)
*A handmade bookmark or two
*Anything Eeyore, Spongebob or Doctor Who - especially Dalek!!!!
*A letter writing kit or writing paper
*Washi tape samples
*Colouring sheets, particularly butterflies or feathers
*Something red - Red is my favourite colour
*Stickers! Any except for teacher/reward and religious stickers
*Hot chocolate!! My favourite hot drink! I would love sachets from where you live, including flavoured ones!
*Anything to make cards with - embellishments, ribbon, buttons, stickers, stencils, anything!
*Something handmade that you think I would like
*Plain milk chocolate
*Ephemera: Things like movie tickets, train tickets, library checkout cards, book pages, postage stamps, etc. for card making
*Cardmaking magazines or books *My Etsy wishlist

Dislikes

*Tea of any kind
*Coffee of any kind
*Dark or white chocolate
*Pink or purple
*Dirty, damaged items
*Make up
*Jewellery
*Anything that has a smell to it, like perfumes, oils or scented candles. I have no sense of smell so these are useless to me.
*Body creams and lotions
*Anything banana. YUCK!
*Marshmallows. My number one most hated food! *I prefer not to be sent recipes as I'm not much of a cook!

Ratings

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Comment: You go for it girl, you can do it! I shed 19kg the last 4 months of the year. Hoping to shed 7kg this next few months. I wish you a very successful 2018!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
madebymimi rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail! So many nice things, very nice to receive x
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Comment: thanks for sharing!
Inez rated for ESG: How I celebrate chistmas on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: I loved the kitty stories and my niece had a Leo and I had 2 Smokys. See my profile for a good pic of my boy. The stickers are wonderful!
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Comment: So sweet...thanks for sharing! :)
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PostcardAl rated for WIYM: Let's Trade 3 Postcards #3 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Hello Melanie -- thanks for the great cards from Australia. Best wishes for 2018, al
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Comment: Love the embellishments you sent to me.Thanks so much they are wonderful.
JadeFan rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 3 on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your mail! Happy life in your new home! May there always be salt and bread :D
chaari rated for ESG: How I celebrate chistmas on Jan 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a lot for sharing! Seems like you had a really nice christmas! ♥
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Comment: I hope you will do everything you have planned. Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: Hi Melanie, I received the cards! :-)
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Comment: You had so many good things happen to you in December - between a new house, tricycle, and Christmas. I can see why each of them would make you happy. :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! Your nephews are super sweet. I hope you all had a fab day!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your favorite photo for the month of dec with me! Your nephew look so adorable!!
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Fritosmom rated for Reading challenge 2017 on Jan 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year:-)

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Comments

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:


Snowball fight, Gotcha!

CurlyTea on Jul 29, 2017:

neca84 on Jul 12, 2017:

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for my July Wish

jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!

hi

From Healthy Journaling

neca84 on May 10, 2017:

Melly, thanks for my March WTA prize, very useful

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

neca84 on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for my Birthday Card and bits and bobs included, very much appreciated.

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Whippet on Jan 8, 2017:

Happy New Year - '2017!

smokeandmirrors on Dec 6, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and stickers! My christmas sticker stash was getting low so this is a great top up. Merry Christmas!!!

JenniferB on Nov 21, 2016:

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