Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 8:21 am


Date Joined: March 21, 2008
Last Online: June 3, 2020
Birthday: February 7, 1963
Country: Australia
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The Way it IS!!

Latest Edit Dec 29 2015

PLEASE dp not ask me to rate you, I may be a bit slow at times but I promise you I will get it done and it really grinds my gears when people harass me for ratings

Firstly and most importantly of all

I am truly sick of flakers and people who do not send on time and even people who somehow "forget" to send tags etc, so from now on... Friend or Foe if you are late sending to me with out any communication BEFORE the send by date, not after, I WILL rate you a 3. If I dont receive anything I WILL rate you a 1. and that's the way I am going to play this game from now on.................... AND I expect the same from others as well.


Also lets not keep using the age old excuses oh my computer died or I had no way of getting in touch, RUBBISH there are many ways to get online these days. Also my Granny died (for the third time) and I had to leave town for her funeral...... NOPE like I said NO EXCUSES

This may sound harsh but I can only take stupid excuses for so long. I have only sent late on 2 swaps in 3 years and I let my partner know that I was going to be late BEFORE the send by date. And yeah, "LIFE" happens to me too !!! ........................................................................................

About Me

Empty Nester and hating it, I love my kids dearly and they have grown up and left home, which is wonderful but I miss them so much. TEGAN is 19 and living in Queensland, (looking at the map of Australia, I am on that little island down the bottom and she is waaaay up in the top state) I am going to visit her next week so am very excited about that. RYAN is now 21 has also moved out with his girlfriend Brighid and we see them quite often which is lovely,


The Head of our household, PUD Sadly we had to have our darling Pud put down on 31st August 2015, he was severely injured and the vet could not guarantee painless living for him.

we still have Tinky who misses his mate a lot p

I am 52 years old I am a Mum and a Wife

Generally I am a stay at home mum, although I am rarely there :)
Hubby and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on November 15th, we have been together 14 years.

Swap bot has proven to be a life saver for me, while suffering from depression I find making things an ideal way to "deal" with the crap. I have made many friends here and have met a few "in real life" I know the friendships I have made here will last a very long time. Luv ya's You know who you are xxx

One of my favourite people hubby and I met then later stayed at her home was @Jannikinz I classed Jan as one of my dear friends until she sadly passed away late 2013 RIP dear friend

My Favourite Colours are :Purple bright dark, Bright Red, like Scarlet and Bright Yellow, canary Yellow

I really dont like pink or green much or fluffy fibrey stuff


I should mention that if I receive something from you either as an extra or part of a swap, and I cant use it, I do re gift so if this is a problem to you please let me know. I just think its better to pass things on to people who can use them rather than just let things fill up my drawers etc or even end up thrown away, because I cannot use them. THANK YOU


Music, Books and Television

I enjoy pretty much any music except Rap, and those new songs that you cannot actually understand a word they are singing lol, love the 80s music the best I think


I love any Dean Koontz books but my favourite of all time is "Watchers" it is such a great book, has horror, love and animals. I have 2 copies and have read it at least 10 times and each time I laugh and cry.

I also LOVE Lee Child's Jack Reacher Books, Tegan bought me one for my birthday last year and got me hooked, I am always looking in the library for more. I think I am in LOVE with JACK REACHER. I am going to marry him when I grow up !!!

I just read the most recent book , Worth Dying For, well worth the read, and I still love Jack Reacher !!!

Rachael Treasure is another author I love, she is Tasmanian and writes about women on the land. Love her books


Well I don't watch a lot of television but I like Dr Who, Australian mini series like Anzac Girls, I loved. Winners and losers, which is another Aussie show and my "Can't be missed" nightly viewing is "Home and Away" Aussie Soap.

What my Fav People Like


Neville (Husband) Likes

♥ Holdens

♥ V8 Supercars

♥ Explorer Socks (red only)

♥ Top Gear (Eng and Aus)

♥ Ice Road Truckers

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Tink and Turbo (cats)

ANY cat treats

Favorite Crafts


Oh Oh Oh I just got a second hand embroidery sewing machine and I love it dearly, its just so much fun making things on it :)

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: My Favourite Crafts include:

Card Making
Bottle Caps
ATC's and APC's ( favourite themes are vintage and cats)
Chunky Pages
Altering things
Journalling, both arty and wordy
Beading ( when the mood hits) Button Jewellery making Sewing
Knitting and Crochet (cant read crochet patterns because I dont know what stitches are called but I can do it)
Occasional Letter Writing

I am sure there are many other crafts I enjoy but will not pop into my head at the moment

I am working on an altered book/ journal which my daughter covets and hopefully will one day become a loved heirloom.


Please Don't

♥ Please do not send me anything Halloween, I live in Australia and although some people celebrate it..... we don't. Thank You

♥ Please nothing frilly, fluffy or girlie, I'm just not that kinda gal.

♥ Nothing scented as I have Asthma ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Things I Love

I know this list is long but I have joined a few profile specific swaps and thought I would try and make it easy for my partners :)

Anything from my Ali Express or Etsy Favourites

♥ card stock,

♥ Nescafe Flavoured Coffee not chocolate flavours

♥Chocolate especially WHITE

♥ matchboxes

♥ Whimsy jars

♥ ATC : Vintage , cat themes

♥ Anything Vintage

♥Something from my etsy favorites

♥ Anything handmade

♥ Owls ornaments under 2inches high

♥ Black and white together

♥ Purple and Black tog

♥ Purple and Silver

♥ Vintage sewing supplies

♥ dragons,

♥ Felt, wool or acrylic, plain or patterned, all will be useful especially natural colours

♥ Sewing thread in black and white Gutterman please my machine chews anything else!!

♥ Christmas

not snow cards

♥ personalised swap cards

♥ personalised address labels

♥ cat treats for the head of our household, PUD and his new brother Tink and his brother Turbo

♥ Card making supplies

♥ die cuts, not tiny ones but large use on cards size :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Private Swaps

♥ I am available for private swaps anytime, if you want to try something new I am always game to try something new too.



what I pledged


I will always rate you for your received swaps although sometimes I am as bit late I do get there :) , please give me the same consideration


I always respond to your rating, I believe that if someone takes the time to rate me I can make the time to say thanks !!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


pixiegirlanna rated for 3 things in an envelope on May 16, 2020
teddygirl rated for Origami Gift Card Holder on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for my swap and the little extras...i really like :)
Comment: Package came today! How lovely thank you so much. I'm very glad to hear you've got your husband with you during iso, it makes all the difference.
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating, I hope I did the swap correctly. Yes I am happy he is here with me too <3
majicmiss rated for Easter Swap on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! I love them
Response: so glad, thanks for the wonderful rating
majicmiss rated for Surprise on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: Love Love Love the labels thank so much!
Response: I scoured your profile for ideas on what to put on them, glad you love them, thanks for the fantastic rating
vlhafer54 rated for Card Making Challenge #72 on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards!
Response: thank you for the great rating
AnitaMac rated for no sew quilting Card Making on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for those beautiful cards. I especially love the one with the purple and silver foiled paper. But they are both very pretty, and I look forward to sending them off to someone dear. Thanks for hosting this swap!
Response: thanks for the great rating and comments. I am glad you can use them
nannycat rated for hand made envelopes on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: thank you for the envelopes ,very nice regards Wendy
Response: thanks for the great rating
Cosychaos rated for Pass it on #6 FINAL on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for passing it on.
Response: thank you
Wuzzel rated for Gratitude Swap on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Nothing wrong with your writting, interesting to read thanks.
Response: I enjoyed this swap, thanks for the great rating
crimsonfuligin rated for Sticker Swap on Mar 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package of stickers. Very varied, it’s a great assortment.
Response: hope you can use them all, thanks for the great rating
AussieHorse rated for my favourite tutorial E-Swap on Feb 26, 2020
Response: thanks
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #70 on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: thanks for the great rating
lizzyhill12 rated for Scram Around on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks very much Carol- LOVE how you made those envelopes! Clever 😊
Response: I have the envelope score board, I love it,
Cosychaos rated for Pass It On #5 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for passing it on :)
Response: welcome
Purplmyst rated for Swap #2: Kittens on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: cute!
Response: thanks
Nicollcia rated for Swap #2: Kittens on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely kittens :)
Response: thank you for the great rating
cherlita rated for Swap #2: Kittens on Jan 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super cute kitten deco, I love the pleading poses, so cute! 😻
Response: they are cute eh
Bearynice rated for Scavenger Hunt with a difference on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: loved it all
Response: thanks Bev
Wuzzel rated for Pass It On #4 on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: interesting again seeing what goes around and no one wants.
Response: yes apparently some items are no ones favs lol

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nannycat on Feb 6, 2020:

sending you Birthday wishes ,from fellow Aussie swapper.

thisismeAXiD on Feb 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

satinification on Jan 26, 2020:
  • Swap #2: Kittens





Have a PAW-some week ;)!


euniceq on Jan 24, 2020:

✪ Swap #2: Kittens ✪

Jaimiepaige on Jan 24, 2020:

I hope you love these kitten photos! Thank you for joining the PDS group, and the swap!

Shellyr on Apr 16, 2019:

CurlyTea on Feb 7, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

MCGalaxy on Dec 26, 2018:

Merry Christmas (I’m so sorry for the delay in posting. I didn’t take into account when I signed up that I’d be out of town from the date that partners would be assigned until the due date. I’m so sorry for not noticing that sooner. I still hope that you had a great Christmas )

Mugsie on Dec 25, 2018:

Johkup on Dec 24, 2018:

APDG ~ MEGA Merry Christmas to you!!!!

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