Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 8:40 am


Date Joined: March 21, 2008
Last Online: March 17, 2018
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

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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 :)

♥ 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 !!!



Comment: thank you for the cute envelopes :)
choke rated for Handmade Embellishments February on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great embellishments!
fairypretty7 rated for Colour Theme Swap February on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: thanks for the great items.
Kellpepper rated for Card Making Challenge #47 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: You are amazing! These cards are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent!
Response: oh thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments, thanks for the generous rating
choke rated for Card Making Challenge #46 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for resending this swap, they arrived in perfect condition and only the cardboard you put between them ended up with dents from the gems. I really appreciate it and look forward to using these!
Response: so glad this lot arrived safely, thank you for the kind rating
NatACT rated for AS: Etsy Favourites $5 and under #5 on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome resource. I can't wait to play these language games with the kids :D Thank you again, Natalie
Response: its funny looking at someone elses favourites, I keep thinking ,, noooo I dont want these then doh, its not for you silly!!! glad you will enjoy it, thanks for the great rating
AnitaMac rated for 5-4-3-2-1 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. They are perfect, and I will certainly use them. I was really surprised to receive this swap so quickly. I better get mine out, too. :)
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the swap, thanks for the great rating
Airam rated for Handmade Embellishments Swap January on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: welcome !!!
Comment: I love the little zine you chose! THank you! She packaged it so nicely too! Thank you!
Response: so glad, I was thinking you must be sick of getting me for a partner :) thanks for the great rating
mellyrose89 rated for Card Making Challenge #46 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Love the cards! Thanks :)
Response: you are welcome... thank you for raking kindly
MaryCheng rated for Aussie Magpie Journal on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Carol, Today I received your package in the mail. This is a fun event to be a part of. I love looking through the pages of your collections. Yes, we are all Magpies! Love the vintage items and stamps. Interesting idea of making paper with blackberries. I have heaps of buttons and seem to buy a llittle each time I visit a craft store when travelling. My mum had the snap buttons when I was little. Thank you again so much for the collection.
Response: so glad you enjoyed it, I really wasn't sure when I started if I was doing it right but there you go.... thanks for the wonderful rating
AnitaHames rated for Card Making Challenge #45 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
Response: you're welcome.. thanks for rating kindly
Comment: Thanks Carol :) <3
Response: hope you can use them, thanks for the lovely rating
LizzyW rated for Card Making Challenge #45 on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous cards They will be a nice addition to my cards for 2018.
Response: thanks for the wonderful rating
Bearynice rated for Christmas for a loved one on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: thanks carol , Joycie loved her gift from you , perfect
Response: so glad she did
vlhafer54 rated for Card Making Challenge #44 on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I late in sending all my cards out this year, so these are going to my brother and sister. Merry Christmas!
Response: hope they like them, thanks for the great rating
Wuzzel rated for Fill My Stocking December on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Oh I loved my item many thanks :0
Response: so happy you liked it, I made it especially for you
BloomingRoses rated for Colour Themed Swap Nov on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Such a fantastic selection of goodies. I’m often looking for a needle in the car when I forget to pack one and I sew all the time lol. Thankyou for a great swap.
Response: glad you were happy with the swap, thanks for the great rating
Comment: Thank you! Nice way of packaging, too!
Response: glad you were happy with the swap, thanks for the great rating
Joarty1 rated for Card Making Challenge #44 on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Carol. LOVE your cards...thanks a lot. They'll go to deserving folk.
Response: I am so happy you love them, makes me smile to read lovely feedback like this, thanks for the wonderful rating

Rating Overview

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CurlyTea on Feb 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

nannycat on Dec 7, 2017:

thank you for accepting me into your group Ative Aussie SWAPaholics ..... warm regards Wendy

nannycat on Dec 7, 2017:
kdeorne1 on Sep 29, 2017:

Crazy Cats Swap APDG

These are some of my favorite cat photos that make my day seeing them.

anrtist on Sep 26, 2017:

Crazy Cats Swap APDG Swap time is here!!!


sakura15 on Sep 26, 2017:

I love these cat gifs. They are hilarious! Enjoy!

Crazy Cats Swap APDG

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SuZignomeMoM on Sep 25, 2017:

Crazy Cats Swap APDG

I love the idea of "If it fits, it sits". Oft times it sits even when it doesn't fit. Those are even funnier. I hope you enjoy there near fits.

Even the big cats try it.

Enjoy, SuZi

MCGalaxy on Aug 21, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse

nancylee on Aug 20, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse

Wherever you view from be awed, enjoy the experience and view safely- if you don't have glasses yet check your local library. I hope you like the selections- have a great day

anrtist on Aug 17, 2017:

~APDG ~ Celebrate the Eclipse swap ~
I hope you enjoy the eclipse yourself! ;-)
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Enjoy! & Blessings, cc

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