Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 12:12 am


Date Joined: June 28, 2019
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: February 7
Country: United Kingdom
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Current Status

August 2021 - At the risk of tempting fate the post seems to be back to normal in our local sorting office and outbound from the UK and I'm seeing swaps sent internationally get there quickly now so fingers crossed we're back to whatever normal is. As always if anything from me hasn't arrived just let me know, I'll always resend if needed.

Request - If you are able to send an envelope with stamps rather than the printed postage if possible could you try to leave a 1cm gap around at least three sides of each stamp. I collect used stamps to send to a local animal charity. I save the really special ones for swaps and crafting but I donate as many as possible as it's a great cause. thank you

About Me

Photographer, cat person (who also loves Dogs), coffee addict, music lover, film geek.

I've also finally caved in and bought a die cutter so now I've got something else to spend money on by buying dies, always happy to receive any that you don't want 😀

I love Harry Potter and am a proud Gryffindor (Pottermore)

I have issues with Blue ink in pens. Don't ask me why, I have no idea, but I cannot write in Blue ink. It has to be Black, or any other colour, just not Blue.

My favourite colours are Red, purple, Black, Silver and brights like orange, yellow and green. I love black and white images and photography and black and white things are cool as well. I'm not a big fan of pink.

Loves Star Wars and Dr. Who. Hates reality TV except for The (UK) Apprentice, Bake Off and Masterchef.

Loves Books, learning, discovering new things, photography quests (see my blog for a list of my current quests and scavenger hunts (https://bigfishlittlefishcb.wordpress.com). I've just got into crafts to relieve the stress of my day job and am loving learning. Cricut apprentice, Rock painter, trainee crocheter and I'm really getting into papercrafts. and mixed media art. I'll try anything once :)

I've discovered Art Journalling and mixed media so ephemera, stickers, buttons, stencils, magazine or book pages with interesting images or words, stickers (not too childish please). I'm learning and loving Wiccan, particularly Kitchen Witch and am a little bit Goth. I love the supernatural or mythical, especially Dragons and the darker side of life. Anything that I could use in my art journal or collages is always welcome. A-Z of things I like below but I'm always open-minded and ready to discover new things. 😀

Vegetarian animal lover who just wants to get to know more of the amazing people on this planet and discover new things as often as possible.

I live just outside of Oxford with my fiancé We recently had to say a heartbroken goodbye to our lovely 18-year old, slightly unhinged but loveable Cat called Smodge and have now rescued a youngster who's got big paw prints to fill but he's settling in. His name is Regulus (Reg for short).

Favorite Music

I have a fairly eclectic taste in music and always find it really hard to answer the 'favourite music' question.

I love discovering new music from bands and singers who aren't necessarily well known yet

Of the more mainstream music some of my faves (in no particular order) are...

The Black Keys, Against Me!, Alabama 3, Beth Ditto (And Gossip), Bloc Party, Collective Soul, David Bowie, Frank Turner, Incubus, Jamiroquai, Mad Caddies, Manic Street Preachers, Queen, The Stereophonics, Faithless

There are lots more and I'm always open to listening to anything that I haven't got to know yet.

I'm not a big fan of Hip Hop (although I do like some) or R&B and really don't like manufactured boy/girl bands.

Favorite Books

I love reading and try really hard to find more time to get lost in a great book.

Some of my favourites are...

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee, The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, All of the Harry Potter Books - JK Rowling, Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones

Recently read and enjoyed...

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

Elenor Oliphant is completely fine' by Gail Honeyman

His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman

The End Of The World Is NIG13 - Tony Moyle

Favorite Movies

In (almost) no particular order....

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter (All Of Them), Coyote Ugly, The Boat That Rocked, Lost Boys, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Die Hards (first three really but especially the 1st, and yes I do consider it to be a Christmas Movie :), Jaws, Mad Max (especially the first 3), Bond Movies (but especially Sean)

Favorite Television

Buffy, Angel, Stranger Things, Eastenders, The Good Place, Masterchef, NCIS (Gibbs rocks) Better Call Saul CSI (Las Vegas and New York are my favourites)

Favorite Crafts

I'm still a relative beginner in art and crafting and it's a journey of discovery for me and a great therapy for the stress of the corporate world.

I feel like I want to try everything but at the moment I'm trying not to have too many things on the go and focus a bit more and find my style and my skill set. Currenntly learning and experimenting with...

Crochet, Acrylic Paint Pouring, Painting Rocks, Dot Art Papercrafts and card making Art Journalling Painting & drawing (I'm learning, it's a work in progress) Mixed Media Zentangles

A-Z Of Me

A - Angel (TV Series), Animals, Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Absurdity, Academia, Activism, Adventures, Alcohol, Aliens, Amphibians, Answers, Apples, Aquarius, Aquarians, Arctic, Armadillo's, Art, Alice In Wonderland, Art Journals

B - Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Books, Birds, Biscuits

C - Cats, Coffee (Black), Cricut, Crochet, CSI, Chocolate, Creativity, Courvoisier, Cameras, Cars, Chanel No.5, Crystals, Candles

D - Dogs, Dragons, Design, Dr Who, Drawing

E - Elephants, Eco Warriors, Equality, Eastenders, Ephemera, Embellishments

F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, Friends (TV Series), Fridays

G - Gromit, Geeks, Gin, Groot, Gryffindor

H - Harry Potter, Happy Things

I - Imagination, Ice Cream, Instant Pot, Incense

J - Jossticks, Jokes, jack-o'-lanterns, Jam, Jaws (The Movie), Jets (The Flying Kind), Jack Daniels

K - Ketchup, Key rings, Kindness, Kisses, Kittens, Kittys, Kiwi's (The Nation, the birds and the fruits)

L - Love, Lions, Llamas,

M - Marmite, Monsters, Mandala, Movies, Music

N - Novels, Notebooks, Nature, Noodles, New Years Day, New Age, Nerds, Notepaper - patterned, especially vintage looking.

O- Owls, Orange, Our Planet, Oceans

P - Puzzles, Punk, Pubs, Pagans, Painting, Parcels, Peace, Photography, paper crafts

Q - Quests, Questions, Quidditch

R - Reading, Romance, Recipes, Rock (Music), Rocks

S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture, Spells, Sinatra and The Rat Pack

T- T-shirts, Trains (Steam), Tarot

U - Unicorns

V - Vampires, Variety, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Volunteering,

W - Wales, Whales, Walking, Whiskey, Writing, Winning, Wiccan, Wax Seals

X - Xtra's

Y - Yo-Yo's

Z - Zombies, Zentangles (and anything that might help me to improve mine)

Things I Don't Like

I don't want to list a load of 'do not sends' as I always think the swaps should be the senders choice but FYI - I don't like Black tea, I love fruits, herbal, green and Jasmine but not black of any variety, and I hate Anchovies although I can't imagine a swap where anchovies might be included.

Roses - or rather the smell of Roses, gives me a headache. Please don't send Love Island and reality TV stuff or anything religious things. Pagan and Wiccan are cool with me though.



I've discovered Postcrossing and love it so I'm always happy to receive postcards I love quirky cards, cat-themed, Wiccan, mythical creatures (especially Dragons), Harry Potter, Art, animals, funny or just plain weird and anything in my A-Z but I'm happy to receive any postcards.

If possible, unless the swap asks for it I'd prefer not to have greetings from or tourist cards as part of blank card swaps, obviously happy to receive them if you're sending a written card and it's your home country.


monsbrick rated for HMPC: Everyday Ephemera Postcard on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you Cathy!!
Response: Glad you like it. Stay safe. 😸
IntaglioDragon rated for BS&S ~ Scattergories game D on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: That's a fun zodiac postcard; I didn't know that Grand Central Terminal had those! Thinking of Dance for air makes me thing of how the leaves are about to start falling; they dance on the way down and every time the wind blows!
Response: Glad you like it and I love the ideas of the leaves dancing. stay safe 😸
Comment: Wohoo :) Origami-Galore!!!! Thank you so much for such a fun envelope to explore!! The wanderlust-mobile is fantastic <3 Have a wonderful weekend :)
Response: Glad you liked it. I have been trying to find a good home for those papers. 😸
Comment: Thank you Cathy, LOVE the illustrated (orange) Beatles PC!
Response: Hi, I thought that one was a bit different for the theme, glad you liked it. Catch you soon 😸
Comment: Hi Cathy, Thankyou for an awesome goodie filled envelope! And when i say envelope, i mean the envelope as well - its so cool that i am going to incorporate it into one of my journals! Awesome postage stamos!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The stickers and address labels are fantastic! How did you make the labels?
Response: Thank you 😸😸I make the stickers and labels using my Cricut and the envelopes IO either make stickers for or print them from designs I make in photoshop. thank you for the rating and. I'm glad you like it ❤️
Carollee922 rated for PH: Let Me Tell You... on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: I love the stamp of Wills! They say most people only move 50 miles from where they are born, so you are better than most!
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for the rating. I think there's at least one more move in me so who knows 😸
Comment: Thank you so much for the book recommendations! I'm definitely going to read some of her books.
Response: Hope you like them they are really good - and there's a lot of them. 😸
Comment: I forgot to list my ninja bullet. I make fruit smoothies all the time for breakfast. Great list. Sounds like my WW list of appliances. LOL. Love the cat postcard.
Response: I'd love to add an Air Fryer to the kitchen gadgets but if we get anything else we'll need a bigger kitchen first 😸
diesel101 rated for SSM: QSCP #30 on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Hey Cathy! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely postcard with me. I’ll definitely give this music a listen, it seems super cool! Stay safe x
Response: Thank you for the rating, hope you like the music, stay safe x 😸
lou rated for SS: July/Free-Form Subject: CLOUDS on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks very much for the beautiful cloud photos, gorgeous! FYI, we usually have a quarterly photo notecard group swap, too - hope you’ll be able to join the next one!
Response: Thank you Lou, I've joined the notecard swap. Glad you liked them, catch you soon 😸
glassnowdrop rated for WTL: Sender's Choice on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope, washi and postcards!! I hope you are doing well, and get back to NZ one day ;)
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked them. Hopefully it won't be too much longer. stay safe 😸
Comment: Absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for all the lovely note cards and stickers. The necklace is so pretty!
Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm so glad you like it, catch you soon 😸😸
coffeef1rst rated for WTL! Washi on a pc ! on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love the different combination of washi and yes it came intact:)
Response: Brilliant, so glad it got there in one piece, I always worry that when postcards are sent naked and written with Washi on that it will peel on it's journey. Thanks for the rating. stay Safe 😺
primaveratime rated for sticker passion on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Hi Cathy, wow thank you so much for your letter. The stickers are so great and I can use them very well. Take care and stay healthy !!!
Response: I'm happy you liked them, enjoy and stay safe. thanks for the rating 😺
sebastian122 rated for tPCC: A Tarot cafe swap #2 on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Wonderful reading! You're totally going in the right direction. =D
Response: Thank you, that makes me feel much more confident. 😀
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! It looks like a beautiful area and the fact that the old tweed mill is now luxury apartments, that makes me happy! They kept the building and didn;t demolish it. Beautiful bit of history preserved! I also love the Peter Pan stamp!! Thank you so much! xx Gabi
Response: Thanks for the rating, I'm glad you liked it, it is a lovely building and, as you say, a part of history. Stay safe 😸
Comment: Thanks for lovely swap!! The squirrel postcard is my fave :)
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Be Happy 😸
RockyBeach rated for ESO: MailArt Envie on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your cute blue whale mail! So fun! Also thank you for the great collection of stamps. And one of the whale stickers I will use immediately!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, I wanted to do an Ocean theme. Catch you soon 😸
Comment: thank you!
Response: 😸
Comment: Hi Cathy! 👋 Thanks so much for the awesome Nabokov postcard, and for your list. I’m a big fan of VN, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a PC of him before. Your car items list is similar to mine was - things fir emergencies and all-purpose items. Take care 🤗
Response: I haven't been using my car enough over the last yer to add anything more interesting to the contents 😹. Glad you like the card, I've been waiting to send that one to someone I knew liked him. Stay safe.

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debbiespoms on Feb 22, 2021:

Hi Cathy ! I received the 3 plus 2 extra PC's today, for PH: January WTA. I really love them! Esp. the 2 Cat PC's & Faerie PC! Thank you very much!

Meisje on Feb 10, 2021:

Happy Valentines day



bringitb on Feb 7, 2021:

Hi! Just made two new swaps in the Washi Tape Lovers group. I’d love to have you join in the fun! =)

weatherwax on Feb 7, 2021:

Happy Birthday :)

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




ittybittykitty on Nov 1, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Rainydancer on Sep 26, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

weatherwax on Jun 20, 2020:

Your art arrived - thank you !!!!! Have a brilliant weekend :)

susannah on Aug 1, 2019:

Profile Hello From All over #10 Twist!

Grootings from Finland! :D I like Harry Potter and Guardians of the Galaxy too! <3

“I look around at us and you know what I see? Losers… I mean like, folks who have lost stuff. And you think life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it’s giving us something. It is giving us a chance.” – Star-Lord


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