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Date Joined: November 9, 2008
Last Online: September 27, 2013
Birthday: October 3
Country: South Africa
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01 May 2010 I am having problems LOL, my laptop was stolen and I am using a borrowed one. All due swaps are sent and I will log in when I can.

"Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate."

Charles M. Schulz


I promise to rate fairly and promptly. Mail takes approximately 3-4 weeks to reach me from overseas. If you see I have not rated you, it means I have not received your swap, feel free to pm me and we can come to some arrangement. PLEASE NOTE I feel it is not my responsibility to pm you to inform you that the item has not arrived, I follow up on the swaps I have sent out and I would appreciate it if you would do the same.


Maya Angelou said this: 'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

I live in a townhouse with 8 cats and a couple of people. I spend all my free time playing around with craft ideas. I love to learn new things and have a few friends who come over each week to "play". Mostly they drink a lot of wine and eat a lot of cheese, but we occasionally fit in a craft session.


I have tried many crafts. Cross stitch, Freestyle embroidery, Painting, Cloth-dolls, Pottery, Decoupage, Polymer clay multi media. I love learning new things.


I love all chocolate especially dark, books ( I am an avid reader and horder of books), my PSP, my Kindle and my cute little netbook. I am pretty much easy going. I primarily joined Swapbot in order to get inspiration and learn new techniques. I don't have a L-O-N-G list of likes and dislikes, as I am more interested in seeing other swappers ideas and choices. One of my favorite colors is turquoise blue, though most of my clothes seem to be black. However, I have no aversion to any color, I pretty much like all of them. So, if I am lucky enough to get a handcrafted item from you, feel free to do whatever your heart desires, I will appreciate it way more than something that loses your "personality" trying to convert it to my likes and dislikes.

Please note, only send me the swap, dont include any extras unless they are on my wishlist, I am thinking about the environment and also the amount of storage in my house! I will rate according to the effort and thought put into the swap so hearts are still being dished out! I will also not include extras when I post out swaps (unless I have something in mind I know you really would love to receive) and would really appreciate if you could rate my swaps in the same way NB..this is stolen from RachelB..I couldn't have said it better myself


Cucumber, cooked carrots, avocado, religious bigots, stupidity, rude obnoxious people.


1) I wish all my friends and family - enough

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye."

Original story by Bob Perks, in Chicken Soup For the Grieving Soul

2) I wish for a Rolls-Royce and a cute blonde chauffeur to drive me around in it.

3) I wish to know everything.

4) I wish for a real house with a real garden, so that we can keep an elephant and a giraffe and a pony. ( I have a granddaughter)

5) I really W-A-N-T a Liger -if anyone out there has one to spare feel free to send it my way.

Well my wishes are out there..Lets hope the universe is listening.


NanaDeb rated for PC Covered Matchbox on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: WOW!! Thank you for the most wonderful clay matchbox. I love it.You did a fantastic job on it! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating & heart.
Duckygirl rated for Altered Game Piece on Apr 16, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much :)
Response: Thank you for rating & the heart
Janetburns rated for 7 plus 1 atc swap on Apr 11, 2010
Comment: Thank you, Janet
Response: Thank you for rating & the heart
neca84 rated for Cheryl Lavon Donation Swap on Mar 23, 2010
Comment: what a lovely square I am sure it will look fantastic in Cheryls quilt, thanks so much for making the card with the fabric scraps
Response: Thank you for the kind words and the heart. Strangely I had fun with my first "sewn-together" square.
Comment: i had to wait a couple days in order to gather my thoughts on what an AMAZING and WONDERFUL package you put together for me!!! i love everything, absolutely everything! Ghost helped me open each of the packages, and thanks you very much for the green tissue paper-- it was her favorite and she slept under it for an hour, LOL! i haven't ripped into my yummy chocolate yet-- yet! and there are several of the projects in the magazine i'm looking forward to trying, the CD birthday calendar first! did you make the little journal using the SoS tutorial? it's soooo beautiful! thank you, thank you, THANK YOU so very, very much for a fantastic swap!!!!!!
Response: Hi Thanks for your very kind words (I am glad the cat also had fun). Also thanks so much for the rating and the heart
Comment: The charms are beautiful - thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart, I am glad they made it to you ok.
Amandalee rated for Size Challenge #1 on Feb 25, 2010
Comment: Gorgeous!!! The mini journal is so well done...I can't Thank You enough! The extra book is super cool too - what is the cover made of? Thanks again! Hugs, Amanda
Response: Hi, The bigger one 's cover is made using my new Sculpey Bakeshop Clay, LOL I needed an "excuse" to try it out.
raven rated for Cat ATC on Feb 23, 2010
Comment: Oh I love my cat atc, and I know I would love your cat too..She is beautiful..The sphinx cats are fascinating, one of my friends had one for about 15 years and she ruled the house.. Some days she liked you and some days she didn't,,Thank you and give your baby a hug, she is star with her picture all the way in the US..
Response: Glad she made it to you safe and sound. Thanks for the rating and the heart
LadyStephanie rated for Color Challenge #1 RED on Feb 22, 2010
Comment: Fabulous journal - just lovely! The hearts add just the right touch. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I really appreciate your kind words.
SewSouthern rated for DGC-Charm Swap January 2010 on Feb 14, 2010
Comment: I love my charm...thank you. I need to try and play with some polymer clay!
Response: Glad you like it, thannk you for rating + Heart
Comment: All the chocolates I have tried so far have been amazing! Thank you for a super generous and tasty swap!!! <3<3<3
Response: I thought it a better idea to have Tiny samples of many. Glad they got there ok. Thank you for rating and heart.
KatarinaNavane rated for Kid's ATC on Jan 20, 2010
Comment: Skyla's cards arrived today--Very cute! I especially like the hippo with the bird on its back eating the bugs.
Response: Thank you for rating+ heart. Anytime you want to do this again,let me know, She is so delighted to start her own collection
KatarinaNavane rated for Free Theme Inchies Swap on Jan 9, 2010
Comment: What great use of textures! I keep seeing those one-inch mirror bits and thinking they'd make cool inchies. Nice!
Response: Hi, so glad you got them ok. Thanks for rating + heart. I love the mirror-look too, Just stamp & emboss.(Mind you don't burn your fiingers LOL)
happygolucky rated for Free Theme Inchies Swap on Jan 8, 2010
Comment: Recieved the inchies in the mail today and I absolutely love them. They are true works of art and SO worth the wait!!! Thank you very much, what a great suprise.
Response: Thanks for the rating + heart. Glad they got to you, not to bad travelling time - 3 weeks from SA to USA over the Xmas period.
Comment: UPDATED MESSAGE!! The swap finally showed up today!!!!! Thank you, it was nicely done. This is the kind of partner you want! She is faithful to check and make sure things got to you in good time. Thanks very much!
Response: Thanks for rating + heart. EDIT: Thanks again, I am just sorry it took so long.
kchristisen rated for No Flakers ATC Swap on Dec 26, 2009
Comment: Very pretty!! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating and heart
Marata rated for SG ♥ Holiday Greeting Card Swap on Dec 19, 2009
Comment: I got the card today in the mail. Thank you so much. I went out to a tearoom with friends to celebrate Christmas and when I got back your card was waiting for me. Happy Holidays.
Response: So gad it arrived before Christmas, thank you for rating and heart. Happy holidays
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful card Lucia! and from so far away! Happiest holidays to you and yours. :O)
Response: Thank you for rating and heart. Glad it got there in time. Best wishes to you
PansySuz rated for Christmas Atc Swap on Dec 19, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC!!! It's hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away already!!! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday :)
Response: Thank you fro rating and heart. Thank goodness it only comes once a year.
mypoohbear60 rated for All that glitters inchies on Dec 14, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much they are beautiful. Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I am glad they arrived safe and sound.

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Minney on Apr 4, 2011:

Thank you for the Angel on the 7+1 swap. Minney

raven on Oct 5, 2010:


LINDA50 on Sep 9, 2010:

Lucia, How are you doing? I miss you. Linda

crochetjunkie on Apr 23, 2010:

I got the Cheryl Lavon Quilt top finished if you'd like to check it out, go visit my flickr acct. Click here to see it. If your square isn't labeled with your name, please let me know which one. I'm sorry I got them mixed up! Wonderful work! Thanks for showing your support!

Amandalee on Apr 4, 2010:


I hope you have a great Easter!

LINDA50 on Apr 3, 2010:


Happy Easter!

marilavado on Mar 26, 2010:

Thanks a MILLION for angelling the Animal Alphabet ATC swap for me. The cards are lovely and the children will surely love it.

Thank you so much!

TheFallenAngel on Feb 20, 2010:

Lucia, thank you so much for the random package! The post office wouldn't let me have it because they said it was for my husband, so I had to wait almost a week until he had time off to get it out of solitary confinement. I love the journals!!! The paper is so nice (mmm, paper!), and they're in my favorite colors, woohoo! Thank you so much! ((((hugs))))

spinjenny on Feb 19, 2010:

Um ... sorry but, although old-style UK phone boxes are red, Dr Who police phone boxes were blue. :-)

TC on Feb 13, 2010:

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