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secretterrabite

secretterrabite
Date Joined: April 12, 2009
Last Online: October 26, 2017
Birthday: April 27
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Need to take a break to deal with health issues. Won't be online for a while because of this.

I live in the middle of England and am obsessed with art journals, list journals, junk journals, Moleskine. Journals, Wreck this Journal...

I'm on a mission to make the most of life, and do something every day that makes me happy. Making swaps that make someone else smile gives a good feeling :-)

My love of art comes from 10 years living in London with it's amazing galleries and museums. I worked there as a magazine journalist before switching careers to graphic design, specialising in printmaking and handmade book-making.

I have always believed hearts are for effort, which includes reading your swap partners profile. Random bits of paper in an envelope don't do it for me.

Likes/Dislikes

I love stickers as they look great on a journal cover but don't want any cute/teddy bear stickers or kids/reward stickers or anything vintage/flowery. I also don't like things with animals on, just not my thing - probably from growing up allergic to every animal I go near.

My favourite colour at the moment is purple. I also like cobalt teal and turquoise.

For washi swaps, I love geometric, triangles, chevrons, grids, arrows, maps, houses, I have no purple washi so would love that, also love turquoise and teal and ones with writing on.

I like typography, quote postcards or tourist/where you live, triangles on anything. I don't go for anything vintage, flowery or cutesy.

I love magazine articles about relaxation (not yoga or mindfulness) and curing depression and anxiety without pills.

I like hand made prints, cool envelopes with doodles or patterns that you have drawn, (and love stamps on my mail). Any personal zines are appreciated and well loved. I love to find out about people and the personal/secrets that get revealed in a zine.

My crafting hate is glitter. It taunts my OCD by getting where it shouldn't.

I don't do any sewing/knitting/quilting crafts so don't waste your money & postage sending me wool, ribbon, buttons or fabric. Not a clue!

I also don't use die-cut, Project Life cards or random pieces of paper, my house is full of it already!

Allergies

Please don't send me any tea/coffee/choc drinks, food, sweets or toiletries as I have a ridiculous amount of allergies - chemical, smell and food allergies. I'm also allergic to animal/pet hair and fur. These can bring on rashes, sinusitis, migraines and my nut allergy can make me really ill. And please no glitter! Thanks for understanding :-)

Ratings

AliCrafter rated for List Minizine on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Yes! I do say my name the same as your's! I enjoyed I got a kick out of your Vogue list zine because my favorite magazine is Harper's Bazaar (do you have that in England?) because of its wildly garish jewelry and fashion. I subscribe to it just so I can cut it up! I'd like to have a word or two with you mother-in-law. How in the world could she not want to adore and dote on a granddaughter. I want to adopt a grandchild because my daughter is taking too long! I had no idea there were venues like the Zine fest you mention. And I didn't know that Zines have been around for so long. Thanks for all the fun.
rianheimgartner rated for List Minizine on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Alison for your zines! Lovely made and very colorful! Have wonderful day :)
seekingjoytoday rated for List Minizine on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Wow! What an amazing envelope to receive. I love your zine and the note about the background of zines. And the extra goodies are greatly appreciated. Have a great day!
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Comment: Yo, nice job on the envelope! It's tricky but fun using the off-hand, isn't it! Also, I LOVE the zine you sent. And the card! Smiles all round. Have a lovely day!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Postal Zine on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great zine! I love Flow magazine too, and get all the languages available, because each is different! Thank you too for the extras! I love Tim Holtz stuff! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you! Love the prints!
taledo rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the envelope of fall that you sent.
WendyTVee rated for Postal Zine on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: When I first saw the envie with the British Star Wars stamps I was totally ❤️Inn your swap ..and then saw and I loved the zine !! The postal box was awesome and the paper doll made me lol.. thank you also for the stickers
Artstamper rated for Postal Zine on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the zine history as well as the two zines. I have only been making them for a short while and learned from the ones sent to me. My favorite thing is how different they all are. I really like your drawing of the mailbox and knowing about the gold ones. Thank you so much!
Tessssssa rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - your country on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing flipbook, the chocolate looks yummy, and the stamp is gorjuss! Didn't have this one yet. Thanks a lot!
gothbarbie rated for Mini Art Journal 31.7 on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: Love your page! Colorful AND spooky - my favorite combo in LIFE! Thanks for the swap and sharing the lovely art!
Angie rated for TPS: Mail Art - October 2017 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I will have to force myself to do that many layers - it's gorgeous. I always think it looks so cool with just 3 or 4 that I stop but I'll have to keep pushing! Thanks again!
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Comment: Thanks for the great papers and the surprise zine as well! I love all the stamps on the envelope and have fallen in love with that wonderful purple inked pen with blue sparkle..!
Response: They are the Pentel Dual Metallic gel pen, they change colour on different colour backgrounds, there's 8 different ones :-) Thanks for a nice rating!
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Comment: 1000 times SORRY! for rating so very late ... :-( Besides I've had a really terrible cold I thought I'd already rated you. Now I'n feeling better I am cleaning up and (double) check. To find out I never rated you!! Thanks a lot for all the wonderful Alice in Wonderland extra's!!! I really appreciate it a lot! I'll try to make something special in your little art book!
Response: It's OK, I didn't notice, post takes a long time from the UK sometimes :-) Glad you loved it!
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Comment: Awesome little journal. Thank you, and for the zine and serviettes too. The joker is perfect.◕‿◕
Response: It was fun to make, glad you liked the other bits :-)
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Comment: Your daughter is very creative.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! That little shoebox doll room is so creative :D
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Comment: Great happy thoughts!
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Comment: thanks for sharing, i love reading your list! it definitely makes me happy to pull the plug on social media too.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 274 40 53
Completed Fives Threes Ones
216 339 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

ARTG33K74 on Aug 14, 2017:

My friend calls glitter Craft Herpes. Pass it on. :D

piratejimbob87 on Jun 10, 2017:


Thank you so much for my birthday card!

gothbarbie on Jul 28, 2015:

Oh crap! Just completed the art journaling in yours and THEN read all the way down to the part where you HATE GLITTER! OH NOS! The good news- it's totally enclosed in paint, shouldn't flake off anywhere...i promise!

sassafrass on May 28, 2015:

Welcome to The Journal Keepers! So happy to have you join us :) I hope you will enjoy the group.

KristinCali on Nov 14, 2014:

Hello hun! The mood ring you gave me has been a consistent deep purple shade :D It's so fun!

peanutbutter on Jul 20, 2014:

Thank you for noticing! It's nice to be back :) I'm slowly getting back into it, so hopefully I get to swap with you again in the future!

KristinCali on Sep 9, 2013:

Thank you again for the summer journal! It was so nice to receive one back as nice as the one I sent. If you ever want to do a private swap of journals let me know. We have lots in common :)

rngstgstll on Sep 7, 2013:

Sorry, that was a double excited. She was DOUBLY excited to wait to open the exciting package. Now that the package is opened, she is TRIPLY and QUADRUPLY excited.

rngstgstll on Sep 7, 2013:

A giant THANK YOU from my daughter and from me -- we decided not to open your exciting package until her birthday and she was so excited waiting for the big day. Wow, we don't know how to thank you both. A return letter/ package is forthcoming ... with a seasonally appropriate theme, we hope!

littlehana86 on May 13, 2013:

I got your mail..;)

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