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Date Joined: March 11, 2010
Last Online: March 25, 2011
Birthday: March 5
Country: Australia
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About Me

ETA. (August 6th 2010) I have a hit a bump in my Swap Bot Journey with several negative ratings, please know that I am doing up utmost to rectify this at the moment. I have not signed up for any new swaps because I will not begin any new obligations until I have fulfilled the previous ones. I am still here, and checking regularly so please don't think that I have taken swap items from people and run. I AM trying to fix this. Kind Regards.... Nic

My name is Nic and I live in reigonal South Australia with my husband and 2 children aged 13 and 11. My family is the most important thing in the world to me, even though we are spread all over the globe. I work full time as the team leader in the Kindy room at our local child care centre, I love my job but must admit it stresses me out sometimes.

I have participated in swaps before through internet groups and love getting snail mail. Most of my swaps have been scrapbooking related but I have recently extended my crafting skills to include hand embroidery and basic quilting.

My style is pretty and simple, I love country but more along the lines of French Country than Chickens and Cows and Barbed wire and chicken fencing type country. I love pastel colours, and also deep burgandys and Hunter Green. Floral is great as are stripes, spots, checks and plaids. I really really don't like orange in any amount and am also not keen on bold colours. Ribbon, lace, braid, crochet, doilies, little flowers are all high on my list of loves. I would LOVE to travel the world and love anything multicultural, fabric, newspapers, embellishments anything that is representative of your culture.

Being very new to Swap-Bot I am not sure what kind of swaps I prefer, but I do know that I up for almost anything so long as you don't mind me asking LOTS of questions.

Favorite Music

I love music, and I love to sing, really loud if not really well. My preferences run from 60's classic rock, to 80's retro right up to today with a secret love of.......Miley Cyrus (Shhhhh, don't tell anyone)

I listen to my music EVERYWHERE, at home, in the car, at work and while waiting at appointments. I just bought myself an iPod touch and it has become my new best friend, am loving the fact I have discovered how to tune it to the radio in my car so now I have my music ALL the time........my hubby isn't so pleased about this discovery!!!!

Favorite Books

Favourite all time book ~ Anne of Green Gables Other great reads ~ Stephen Kings early works, John Grisham, and any historical romance.

I read far less than I wish I did, by the time I have finished work, gotten the kids to various sports, made tea, tidyed up, and sat down, there isnt much time left for reading....I would much rather spend my time crafting.

Favorite Movies

I love a good movie and will often watch movies over and over (often while crafting my evenings away). I love Lord of the Rings, A Knights Tale, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Also any classic 80's movies Footloose, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club, Top Gun......I think you get the idea, lol.

I am the worlds biggest cryer at movies, my kids refuse to go the theatre to see anything with me becasue they know that I am going to cry, even at the animated movies.

Favorite Television

I am ADDICTED to American Idol and Americas Next Top Model. As for TV series I love NCIS, CSI, , Bones and Two and a Half men.

I am also re-watching a few older series on DVD, like 90210 and Dawsons Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Favorite Crafts

I am a bit of craft junkie. I think I am a little bit guilty of buying more than I am ever going to use but everything is just so pretty.

I am a papercrafter, enjoying a bit of scrapbooking and cardmaking. I am also recently addicted to FABRIC and all the wonderful uses for that. I enjoy hand embroidery mostly just a simple straight stitch with he occasional satin stitch and the possible daisy stitch but definantly still got my L plates on in terms of anything more dificult than that. I am also testing the waters with some simple patchwork and applique techniques.

I can turn my hand to most things crafty and always enjoy a challenge, however I can in no way do ANYTHING with knitting kneedles or a crochet hook!!!

Like.......a simple list

~ Flowers

~ Pastel Colours

~ Paisley

~ Pink and Brown together

~ Buttons

~ Ribbon

~ Lace

~ Cute animals

~ French Country

~ Burgandy and Green

~ Florals

~ ATC's

~ Embroidery

~ Any kind of happy mail

~ Music

~ Singing

~ Canada

~ Foreign print, stamps, trinkets anything that is a reflection of another culture ~ Fabric

~ Hearts

~ Stars

~ Swirls and Flourishes

Dislikes.....a short list


~ Anything Fluro

~ Tea and Coffee

~ Lavander Scented anything

~ Anything descriminatory towards anyone


coleenfranks rated for Stamped Image Swap #7 on Aug 11, 2010
Comment: Well sure enough, I write and then it comes in todays mail. Thanks for a good swap.
Response: No Problem, glad it got to you safely. Not sure why the mail from Australia is slow at the moment. Enjoy!!!
layoutsfromtheheart rated for Stamped Image Swap #7 on Aug 10, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the images! I like the textured cardstock - and the extras! The christmas ornament ones are awesome...well, they are all good pics - Thanks again! Blessings,
dorsetdumpling rated for Stamped Image Swap #7 on Aug 6, 2010
Comment: Nothing arrived, no communication as yet and we both live in Australia.Will change rating if swap arrives. You marked it sent very late but it still hasn't arrived. I did contact you so you knew I didn't receive anything. I never rate down without contacting the swapper first! Received - thank you.
Response: I do apologize, I was unaware that the swap did not arrive until I recieved this rating. A replacement envelope has been sent I do hope it arrives swiftly.
xsazzlex rated for Private Photo a day swap on Aug 5, 2010
Comment: After all the time & effort (not to mention money) I put in to our swap, I'm really disappointed to have to rate you a 1. It's been almost 6 weeks since you "sent" my package & I'm still to receive it. Initially I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and eagerly awaited the postman's visit every day. However, you've now ignored 3 messages from me, which leads me to believe that you never actually sent me anything. I also believe that you have received my package, but have chosen not to acknowledge this with a rating. I have never participated in such a time & effort intensive swap before & was so pleased with my creation (photos of this are on my Flickr). You've really knocked my confidence in Swapbot users, which just isn't fair really, as the majority are good honest people. UPDATE - 1 year later - Despite an email advising you had received my package & mine would be sent shortly, I obviously never received anything, and as you can see from my profile, thanks to you, I'm no longer active on Swapbot. You really ruined it for me.
Shelleanne rated for Do you remember?? on Jul 25, 2010
Comment: thanks enjoyed reading sorry bout late rating
Langwidere rated for Glitz and Glam Inchies on Jul 21, 2010
Comment: These are beautiful! It's hard to believe they're your first ones. Thank you so much!
Leigh rated for Glitz and Glam Inchies on Jul 17, 2010
Comment: They are cute! Thank you Nic!!
SEMOkraftee rated for ATC with Inchie on Jul 16, 2010
Comment: Very pretty! Thank you. :)
Tommie rated for "M" ATC Swap on Jul 16, 2010
Comment: thank you for the M atc! tommie
Karretjies rated for "Make Up" Swap "A" - "L" on Jul 5, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterflies.
Comment: thank you so much. I haven't read all of the 63 Q&A's yet but i'll get around to the rest soon! Is it ok if I write back?
Response: Glad it got to your safely, would love to hear back from you, when you manage to get through all those pages!!!!
Rachana rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on Jun 29, 2010
Comment: Thank you...cute ATC
kchristisen rated for Asian/ Oriental ATC on Jun 22, 2010
Comment: I love this card!
Comment: Thanks! It was fun guessing all of the textures!!
sukiesmum rated for ATC's for N00bs - Watercolor Class on Jun 18, 2010
Comment: Thanks Nic for the letter and the cute ATC, I also hadn't touched watercolours for many years, but this was a fun thing to do,
farrahs81 rated for ATC's for N00bs - Watercolor Class on Jun 17, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC! You did a great job, he is a very cute turtle! Happy Swapping!
inkedwithelegance rated for Mega Mini ATC Swap #3 on Jun 2, 2010
Comment: pretty atc. I make those paper flowers but have never used them on an atc.. thank you
chouchou rated for "L" ATC Swap on May 31, 2010
Comment: I loved the lighthouse you sent me! It's cute! Thanks for being a part of my A-Z ATC collection!
kawaiibuttons rated for Mega Mini ATC Swap #3 on May 29, 2010
Stregatta rated for Bunny ATC on May 28, 2010
Comment: Cute!!! I loved your adorable ATC! thank you! =^_^=

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smokeandmirrors on Jun 24, 2010:

Hi there, i would love to invite you to take a look at a fun Christmas swap i have posted for this Christmas (2010). Australian 25 Days of Christmas Swap. Myself and many fellow swappers have had great fun participating in the past and i thought you may be interested! Would love to have you participating this year! :-D Thanks for your time, Laura.

DarbyFlats on Apr 21, 2010:

I received the fabric and buttons for the tag today. The presentation of the envie is awesome! The buttons all neatly lined up was my favorite part, lol. Lizzie's favorite is the fabric with aprons on it. :) Thanks so much, it thoroughly brightened our day!

Vreyainlove on Apr 19, 2010:

Hello! I wanted to let you know I sent off your Elephant ATC today. I hope you like it! :)

Nimue on Apr 13, 2010:


This is a great site that shows the locations of where penny machines are and it also shows international locations. Including Australia, maybe give a look and see if any are near your area. :)

doublesided on Mar 23, 2010:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

raven on Mar 23, 2010:

Our Goal is a Flaker free group.... Click image....


.....Welcome and enjoy.......

monireed on Mar 12, 2010:

Welcome to Swapbot Sis! You will have Big fun here I know, now - Start creating! Wonder how long it will taske before we get each other as a swap partner

monireed on Mar 12, 2010:
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