Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 10:47 pm


Date Joined: May 19, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: June 10
Country: United Kingdom
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I have started my own group Cuteness Overload
Animals! Fluffy! Kawaii! Totoro! Pusheen! Hello Kitty! Grumpy Cat! Stationary, washi tape, stickers, stamps, die cuts, store brought & handmade postcards, ATCs, bookmarks – you want it? We got it.
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Profile last updated - November '17

Hi, I'm Leanne from Farnborough, in the south of the UK. I'm 30, live with my boyfriend, our son who is 8, and a cat, Tipsy. I work full time as a Veterinary Laboratory Technician at the moment, but I've worked in clinical pathology for 11 years total. I also study Social Sciences part time, but I do have time for a few hobbies :)
I like photography, macro and animals/plants mainly, but I like all sorts bar portrait. We like visiting national heritage sites & museums - we have a family annual pass for the National Trust so we visit quite a lot and make use of it nearly every weekend. Two of my favourite places to visit near here is Birdworld, and the New Forest Wildlife Park.

Some of my geekier hobbies include playing Xbox, my GT is Pirate Jimbob, my all-time favourite games are Fallout 4 and Skyrim, I've clocked over 200 hours on each. I collect anything based on the FO series. Please PM me if you have anything to trade :)
I love all things criminology/forensic.
Comic conventions - although I don't read comics, I still like going for the film/TV aspect, me and my sister @Bexican137590 always like to dress for the occasion. I have attended:
Star Wars Celebration London '16
Destination Star Trek '16
MCM Birmingham '16
London Film & Comic Con '16
German Comic Con Frankfurt '17
London Film & Comic Con '17
MCM London '17

I will be attending: Walker Stalker London '18!!

I currently write to multiple pen pals, sometimes participate in postcrossing (this site has taken priority, I have to say), and I like to collect washi tape, stickers and postcards. Crafts wise, I make cards, scrapbooks, Pocket Letters and ATCs. I tend to stick to paper based crafts and happy mail.
Whenever it say's profile based etc, I am literally happy to receive anything as long as it's not on my dislike list, I do have a special request list if that's something you might have in your stash!

If you're on Facebook, I just started swapping in a few of the fb/lb/deco, postcard & sticker groups, do add me there if you wanna swap :) I am also happy for you to include any fbs in your envelopes here. You can also send homers for the UK (excluding ROI) to me if you want.

My cat Tipsy

International Mail/Rating

Anyway please bear in mind that I live in the UK, so may take a while in the post. I'm no flaker, I will only join those I have made a commitment to, (sometimes this means I will drop a swap I think I can't do and then maybe come back if I know I can) so please do contact me if something still hasn't arrived in a reasonable time - this can be weeks! Do not rate me a 1 as soon as that option has become available, international mail takes longer than that! Please talk to me, I don't bite! I am always happy to resend if something has got lost, but I also need to know if you haven't received anything so I can claim from the PO, as I obtain proof of postage for everything I send.
Anything other than a postard which needs resending will always be sent with tracking the second time.

I only ever mark sent after it has been handed over to the PO. I always think that if I were to do it before its just tempting fate or whatever so, I don't do it before.
If you're a stickler for franking dates or whatever, please note that any mail handed to the PO after Saturday 12:30 doesn't get picked up until Monday at 17:30, so I try not to do this if its close to the deadline. Also I always obtain proof of postage which is signed the day I handed over anyway.

If you ever receive damaged mail from me and you think something may be missing, please do let me know as I can claim compensation and I will send you another one, I hate to see my happy mail turned into unhappy mail :(

I generally rate the day I receive unless I'm away. If you think you've waited long enough for a rating do please get in touch, sometimes I pick up my mail and put it down to do something else and forget about it.
I don't do drama/sob stories/BS, if you're going to be late just be straight up and let me know before the deadline, I know we all have lives!

Always happy for you to combine swaps, as long as it's not for a naked postcard
Please always put something to identify yourself so I know who to thank!

A-Z of Things I Like

Currently a work in progress, I'll be forever adding things here as they crop up in my head, so do check back!

A – animal print, Assam tea, Ancient Egypt, anatomy, Adventure Time
B – bumble bees, blue, bats, butterflies, Batman
C – cats, cookies (no nuts), coins, cinema, criminology, cacti, cheeseburgers
D – dragons
E – Earl Grey tea
F – ferrets, flowers, Fallout game series, fantasy, forensic science, Funcoo
G – glitter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Grumpy Cat
H – horses, hamsters, hot chocolate, Hello Kitty, heritage sites
I – ice cream
J – jaguars (cats)
K – koalas, Kawaii (see profile based section for ideas on brand)
L – ladybirds, Lego Batman/Lego Movie
M – meerkats, mice, milk chocolate, metallic colours, museums, macro photography
N – National Trust
O – owls
P – pink (colour), purple, Penguins of Madagascar, paranormal stuff, Pusheen, pirates (mainly POTC)
Q –
R – rats, raccoons, roses, royalty
S – seals, squirrels, stag beetles, silver, stickers, summer, Skyrim, skeletons, Spongebob, stars
T – Totoro, tourist magnets, teeny TY’s, tigers
U –
V – vanilla
W – washi tape, white chocolate, winter, Wonder Woman
X – Xbox, x-rays
Y –
Z – zombies, zodiac signs (mines Gemini)

Postcard Requests

I love collecting postcards, I was mainly collecting through Postcrossing, my Flickr has my collection on there.

- cats
- horses
- scenic landscapes, especially USA
- city views
- historic photos
- where's Wally? / where's Waldo?
- fantasy (fairies, elfs, unicorns, dragons)
- maps
- insect/flower macro photography
- TOTORO! Pusheen, Grumpy Cat
- other cute animals, squirrels, hamsters, rats, ferrets, meerkats, seals, lemurs, possums etc
- people in national dress, cultures etc
- quirky stuff
- mouse sitting on/in a cheese
- butterflies

Religious stuff
Vampires, werewolves

Please note I always prefer my PCs stamped and naked, unless specified by the swap

Profile Based Ideas

Washi Tape/Stationery/Random things
- Butterflies
- Cats
- Hot pink
- Anything glittery
- Anything metallic
- Tropical theme
- Kawaii (Amuse Alpacasso, Chinmari, Corohamu, Koroham, Fuwamofu Pometan, Kyun & Pika, Tsuchineko Cat, Mameshiba, Crux, San-X, Mind Wave, Sanrio, Kamio, Q-Lia, only animals/food/"things" - no human characters please) either paper or stickers
- Any Funcoo stationary

or literally anything to do with:
Grumpy Cat

I'm interested in private swaps for anything on this list, but also for bulkier things, such as a candy box, scrapbooks, make-up swaps etc. Please do drop me a PM if interested

Favourite TV & Movies

The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, CSI, Dexter, Hannibal, Better Call Saul, Orange Is The New Black, Wentworth, Outrageous Fortune, Fargo, Brooklyn-nine-nine

Snatch, Hot Fuzz, Fargo, Interstellar, The Martian, Armageddon, Guardians of the Galaxy, Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, The Usual Suspects, LA Confidential, Con Air, Face/Off, Star Trek, Star Trek in Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, Smokin Aces, WONDER WOMAN!! Basically any Chris Pine film ;P


☠️ Vampires, werewolves
☠️ Religion
☠️ Disney - unless its a animal
☠️ Coffee
☠️ Ginger or chilli flavour tea
☠️ Dark chocolate
☠️ NUTS - am not allergic, just hate them!!
☠️ Anime & manga people (animals are fine)

Missing Ratings/Flakers

This is for ratings I believe I have waited a reasonable amount of time for, and tried/failed contacting:
@Crispycritter for Ratings Booster PC
@savvvannnah for ESG: 100 questions 2.0
@geekykoala for Happy Mail NEWBIE FRIENDLY
@matt319 for Top 5 Songs Postcard Swap
@Arhel for The Big Postcard Exchange 02
@Londoneve for A magazine from your country, profile deleted

People who have flaked on me in swaps:
@Crispycritter for Random PC International #3
@Yeung0031 for Newbie Friendly Postcards - Int'l Kindly angeled by @USAFwife
@Jademay for Handmade Heart Postcard
@TinaMarie for Pass It On Sticker Note Card - Newbie Friendly #2

Also please don't invite me to groups with problematic swappers & flakers, I do keep a list of which groups these are, I'm not interested in being another number

My Hosting Rules

For swaps I host, these are the rules I follow:

I check swappers throughout the lead up to signup deadline & before assigning;
- if you are a multi-profiler/have excessive 1s&3s/have a 1 by a current member, you will be banned from this swap automatically
- if you have a weird address/late swaps on dash/old poor ratings, expect to explain it - if haven't been on for more than 3 days before I assign, you will be removed I'm afraid.

I will angel if necessary but only after you have contacted me to say you have failed in making contact with your partner, and rated them a 1. Flakers, non raters and problem swappers will be banned from my swaps and group.

I expect everyone to send on time, the send by date is the last day you can send without being considered late, however I know that life can get in the way, if you think or know you are going to be late please inform your partner before the deadline, otherwise you risk a 3.


Comment: I like ladybugs, too! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome letter sets and extras! Love them!
Comment: Thank you so much, you deserve several stars for the variety of papers that you sent.
zebragirlzebra rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks πŸ™πŸΌ so much 😎
bombardiette rated for ISS: End of Month PC Swap on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so, so much for such a beautiful postcard and for sharing your month with me! xoxo PS - Was doing that from my phone, talk to text, and realized that half of what I said didn't come through. So...October was a rubbish month all around. I'm so sorry yours was too. I'll be keeping fingers crossed for you that all works out with the crazy woman. xoxo
Response: You're very welcome, so glad you liked it! My phone never understands me when I do talk to text lol! Yeah I only just got my car back yesterday so will have to wait for the insurance company to sort everything out now, hopefully! xx
Smiley69 rated for Pass It On Sticker Note Card #6 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Got it! Will pass along in the next round...and thank you, I love the clover postcard :-)
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing envelope! It made me smile when I opened my mail box!! Also thanks for all the extras inside xxxxx (PS I didn't realise a fellow postcrosser lived where you are; I just recently moved from there!!) Have a great day, Antonia xx
Response: You're so welcome, I did panic after I sent it as I didn't know if envelopes like that were allowed by Royal Mail! Glad you liked everything :) Small world eh, I grew up in Guildford but the rent just got crazy expensive so we ended up in Farnborough! Anyway happy swapping! xx
Comment: Lovely card, thanks so much!
smartin85 rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers along with the post card #71.
Johkup rated for CHWH: profile based pc on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Jetoy card :)
Zander rated for QUICK craft paper swap #96 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank You for the assortment of papers, I love the shimmery ones.
kweandee rated for Friendship Book Swap #1 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Got them, will get them all moving :)
khronicole rated for CPG - Flat Happy Mail (Global) on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I had a rough evening. Love everything you've sent me, and how did you know I like moon and cosmos(I like them but seemingly I didn't put them on my wishlist)? :D I just love the little moon you've sent me!
Response: You're welcome, I just had this feeling, so I popped it in there, glad you loved everything! :)
lorz88 rated for Stationery lovers swap #2 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Leanne, Thank you so much for everything, I love it all!!! I particularly love the stamps and the cards (I LOVE Paperchase!) SO generous! And thank you for your advice!! Thank you!! Really appreciate everything!
Response: You're so very welcome, I loved putting it all together and I look forward to swapping with you again!
Ramya rated for Woodland Postcard on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Hi Leanne... Thank you for the wonderful woodland postcard! It’s a beautiful scene of forest and lush green. I’m sorry to hear that the red squirrel is rare:( Happy Swapping
Bexican137590 rated for Private Swap: PJ & Bexican on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice cards
momto8cats rated for 10 FBs October 2017 on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so very much for such great FBs! I am very happy to receive them. You are welcome to send me more (and bags too). <3 <3 <3
Doraecyscraps rated for ATC - Stars (INTL) on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: amazing work Leanne! Love it! Thank you for the happy mail ❀❀❀
cadel rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 7 on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: I have received the postcard Best wishes from France

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 258 7 7
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222 311 0 0
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TexyDeb on Nov 18, 2017:

TYVM for for an envelope full of postcards and the pack of stickers from my CPG wishlist

anicka22 on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you very nuch for the beautiful gift for my wishlist from the CPG. You made me so very happy with it!

simcoe54 on Nov 17, 2017:

Swap Tag! Thanks for the wonderful selection of postcards that you sent for this tag.

njstauter on Nov 15, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the envelope filled with flat items. It was a pleasure to receive for the October TNW WTA. I feel quite spoiled with all you sent.

rivermaiden on Nov 10, 2017:

Thank you for the blank PC giveaway! Love them!

marinda on Nov 9, 2017:

Wowza!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful postcards! They are awesome. :) You made my day!

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Nov 8, 2017:

I received your RAK for the Blank postcard RAK. Thank you so much! They are all awesome postcards! I love postcards, especially non-touristy ones!!! Thank you for having an awesome RAK!!!

user6937 on Nov 8, 2017:

Fantastic postcards for the Blank Postcards RAK! The spiral staircase reminds me of my daughters wedding. They have a spiral staircase and everyone posed along the staircase and the photographer stood at the bottom and took our picture!

MissTullie on Nov 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the Cuteness Overload "October WTA - Black Cats". I'm delighted with the wonderful assortment of "Black Kitty" goodness...postcards, stickers, letter set and sticker flakes. You made my day special. Blessings!

MissTullie on Nov 6, 2017:

Leanne, Thanks so much for the Cuteness Overload "Founders October RAK". The Totoro and Owl magnetic bookmarks are adorable ... I love them so much!

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