Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2020 9:21 pm


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Last Online: January 24, 2020

Country: Australia
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Jan 17 2020 I am in a bushfire zone that is currently burning. Not only here but throughout the east coast and other parts of Australia.We have had patchy mail deliveries since Dec 24 as a lot of roads are still closed in this area. It's a very volatile time and while I am relatively safe place just now, wild winds and heat could change that at any time. Many people close to me have lost homes and livelihoods. Its a tragedy unfolding day by day and some fires will take months to make safe.

tous ceux qui errent ne sont pas perdus

I joined swapbot in January 2007 πŸ’“
I have had a name change (2018). I was whisperwings

Please when sending me a swap use my first and last name, not my swap-bot user name. I live in a very small town where the PO is part of the general store and mail is filed alphabetically. There is no home delivery so I collect it from the store. We don't have mail in or out over the weekends and anything I mail after mid-day on Friday will not be checked through until Monday.

Ò˜» πŸ’• Swap unto others as you'd have them swap unto you

I am a retired teacher and now run two businesses. I have introduced quite a few friends and some family members to swapbot. While I often mentor them and we may sit and do crafts together I do not take responsibility for their swapping habits.
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I am nani_ani on flickr
I am whisperingnan on AFA .


I believe ratings are important so I try to rate as soon as I receive and while we all have good intentions I sometimes slip up. If you think it has taken too long I don't mind if you jog my memory with a gentle reminder pm.

International mail can have many holdups along the way and more time is sometimes needed if those snails are taking the scenic route. It can take up to 4-5 weeks and sometimes more these days as the mail is moving much slower. Australia post have said they are slowing the mail and introducing an optional premium rate for letters to travel quicker!!! No-one can tell me how that effects international mail going through the Australian system. Living in Australia means most of my swaps are international. I am not hasty to rate before receiving considering the distance things need to travel and that the postal people seem to be working slower and slower.

If your item is SENT late I am happy to wait as long as there is contact between us before the send date and I allow lots of travel time. ( see the previous paragraph ) . I will not wait to rate a 1 if you are already receiving 1's or you don't answer any messages. It's about communication!

POSTING MAIL TO AUSTRALIA Australian Customs Information

NOTE About POSTCARDS : I enjoy unique or unusual postcards and any that make me smile. My favorites are art postcards. Those printed by artists from your local area would be wonderful as would handmade postcards that you make but please NO stickers or washi tape. I like bright and cheerful colours but that is not a requirement. ❀❀❀

( While I love them going through the post naked I won't rate down if the swap says send naked and you put it in an envelope )
Any size is fine too. The bigger , the better !


* ...spending time with my family and looking after my grandchildren whenever I can.

* ...I am a Christian with a sometimes devilish sense of humour .

* ...living in a small country town

*...bush camping ... no power, log fire, sitting under the stars..... ...watching sunsets, walking along the beach ...desert landscapes

  • ...orange, yellow, red, aqua and purple

...daisies, red poppies , lavender

...creating mail art, altered books , handmade journals, chunky books, skinnys, ATC's, postcards.

...working with watercolours, acrylics, pencils, pens, crayons, glue, paperscraps, fabric, and sometimes all of them together.

...whimsical style art. I have a growing ATC collection of whimsical houses, trees and cats.

...paper serviettes/napkins with artistic designs for artwork backgrounds ( not Christmas, birthday , baby etc)

...domestic cats on postcards and notecards especially if they are ginger or black

...domestic cats on fabric...cats on anything! (even stickers!)

...collecting inspirational quotes

...coffee themed art

...I was helping a friend collect joker playing cards and have now started my own collection.

...Decos: If you are sending a swap to me and want to include one or two or more to keep them moving that will be fine.


...Heavy horses ( think clydesdales, suffolk punch, shire horses etc All those big hardworking farm horses of old)



... Art Nouveau Art Deco & Arts & Craft style

... Sudoku/soduko (have to keep those braincells active

... travelling...I have travelled worldwide but my favourite destination is Central Australia where the desert colours are truly magnificent.

... travel ephemera

... vegan recipes


Please don't put my username and swapbot information on the outside of envelopes and packages.
I would prefer NOT to receive.....

Items made with stickers and washi tape

Lot's of bling! (glitter, lace, rhinestones etc)

Halloween or thanksgiving items



Disney characters


Any thing romantic but not erotic that takes me away to foreign places .

A lot of my collected books are Historical & Geographical as well as craft.



Would rather spend time crafting than watching TV *


Favorite Crafts


I have dabbled in most things. Right now I enjoy watercolour painting, handmade postcards, chunky and not so chunky pages , making altered books, journaling , mixed media art , mail art, poetry writing and making mini zines ðŸ’‒ðŸ’‒

I knit and sew and enjoy using felt.

I have a large collection of craft books and I would like to work my way through all of the great ideas but alas there are just so few craft hours available in any day .





satinification rated for Special Christmas card on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful pop-up card! I absolutely love it. Thank you for wishes. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and I wish you happy 2020!
Holunderfee rated for YTPC: Collage Pieces on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Your envelope arrived safely today, Thanks for the swap.
Comment: Thank you !
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Merry Christmas!
MerryMe rated for Christmas card Merry&Soj on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: It arrived today. TY it is wonderful. I forgot to click sent for mine *^*
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card! Xx Monique
Johanna51 rated for PA: Whatever on Dec 15, 2019
Comment: Thak you for looking at my favorites and that you chose a chicken on the potcard and a cow on a stamp.
trublu rated for Aussie Christmas card on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Great card. Love the playful koalas.
cinnamonspice rated for Aussie Christmas card on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Lovely card. Thanks
makka rated for Aussie Christmas card on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you:)
KSENiA rated for Art Postcard: Where You Live on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I found quite a lot of unrated mail behind my desk, when I was reorganizing my studio. No idea how or when it fall there. Thank you for the cute postcard.
Comment: This page is sooo gorgeous!! The soft pastel background and little hand drawn flowers are just so yummy! Reminds me of sherbet! Thank you also for the fun additional papers! Lovely swap!
loverofpostcards rated for Stamps on Postcards on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Great postcard, thank you
Comment: πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– thanks for the lovely enveloppe with Lots of christmasstamps!
Mye rated for WIYM: Randomness #2 INTL on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the bits & bobs you sent to me! And thanks for the wonderful stamps on the envelope too! ❀❀❀
Eulegirl rated for CPG Made with a Map PC - Global on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Wow! This is beautiful. I love how antique it looks!
9O96O rated for DIY Postcards #3 on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: That made good time. All the way from Australia in less than 20 days. I loved the postcard. It has an artist's touch. And it's a nice positive message. Thanks sojourner.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty mail art envie and the generous enclosures. Such a fun variety. The delicate diecuts and the layered square pieces are so great. I appreciate the great swap.
Princeoffluff rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: it’s hard to know what a person might like in a blind swap specially since we had to seal them prior to the swap date, but you LITERALLY NAILED IT! I loved every single paper, bits and bobs in the envelope! My favorites were the cute deer paper and the little gingerbread house! I love mini things so that was a wonderful surprise πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Response: So happy that your happyπŸ’•
Comment: Thank you for the lovely spring rain flowers! Still end of summer here but we're also lacking in rain... How did you do the rainbow coloured rain drops? Is it a napkin?
Response: Tissue gift wrap

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meeltje57 on Sep 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for your lovely envelope for the CPG envie of randomness. The butterflies are so lovely and they are so many, gonna use them in my projects right away.

ncnurse04 on May 16, 2019:

The postcards you sent for the CPG Pick 2 Global Tag are awesome! I love them so much. Thank you.

Adventurer on Jan 1, 2019:

mgallardo68 on Nov 8, 2017:

I am so happy they got to you, the shop has pretty stuff, are these as nice as they are in the picture?

Lady on Jul 18, 2017:

not at all like I imagine a recipe journal - but have you seen this site? they draw and cook It inspires me although I have not tried to illustrate a recipe yet

willowscloud on Mar 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the flat envie tag from the ISS forum - I loved the envelope you made

tcornell on Feb 28, 2017:

I LOVE the postcard that you made for me for the Random Mail thread in the HMPC group! So beautiful!!! Thank you so much! Tracy xo

cinnamonspice on Feb 27, 2017:

Loved the tag I received from you for Flat Envie Surprise Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯

Lonestarchild on Dec 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for a fun filled envie of cool stuff. AND CROSSWORDS -- enjoyed them with my lunch today. And love the turtle PC -- going up on my board of stuff. Thanks so much. ISS: Surprise Flat Envie Tag

Earlybirdprojects on Nov 28, 2016:

LOVE all of the art you sent me, the PCs will be used for sure! Thanks so much :D - ISS surprise envie tag!

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