Date Joined: April 12, 2009
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: April 27
Country: United Kingdom
I live in the middle of England and am an obsessed journal freak. Art journals, list journals, junk journals, Wreck this Journal...
I have a 12 year old daughter who loves drawing cartoons and filling her own arty journal. She likes anything to do with spy's, mystery, history and archaeology. She collects Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts memorabilia and would love anything to do with the 2nd Disney Descendants film, especially Cameron Boyce interviews and pictures.
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 spend the majority of my free time filling journals. I've been doing this since 1991 and am on number 276.
My favourite swaps are zines and journals although lately I have been trying Mini Flip Books and Scavenger Hunt swaps.
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.
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), curing depression and anxiety without pills and any Boy George interviews/memorabilia from around the world.
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-cuts or Project Life cards, random pieces of paper, my house is full of it already!
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 :-)
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