Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2021 11:38 am


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: August 5, 2021
Birthday: February 16
Country: Ireland

About Me

My favorite colors are green & teal & turquoise, but I truly love all colors (except maybe peach).

I love animals & have one Golden Lab & 2 cats -- all rescue animals.

Birds are also a favorite of mine, especially cardinals & blue jays. We used to have them in our backyard all year long, but since moving to Ireland, I miss them dearly. We have lovely birds here, too ... just not those two! A Bird journal is on my to-do-list!

I love to make journals, tags, flip books, ATCs, bookmarks, zines -- all kinds of crafty paper goodness! I also quilt, sew, knit & crochet. I love to read & to oil paint. I collect cows & Santas, souvenir spoons & tourist/map postcards. (Okay, any postcard is fine, really.) And maps, as well as used postage stamps. I love amigurumi & Winnie the Pooh & friends (especially Eeyore).

My collections also include anything I can use in making junk journals & ATCs, etc. Such as lace, buttons, ribbons, ephemera, music sheets, book pages (especially foreign languages), stickers, washi tape, paper napkins, tea- & coffee-dyed papers ... whatever works. At the moment, I'm collecting anything Winnie the Pooh & Friends for one journal, & Gorjuss Girls for another. And then there's my botanical journal. And ... there are always plans in the works!

I love handmade items. If you take the time to make me something handmade, whatever it is, rest assured it will be cherished! And I love to make things for other people!

Knitting & crocheting is a big part of my life. I started a knit/crochet club in town, & we're all itching to get back to it! I really love knitting socks & mittens & shawls. Oh, & I love amigurumi.

I also quilt & sew. I've hosted quilting swaps in the past in a different forum.

I'm a reader & I love non-fiction, biographies & historical fiction, but not the bodice-ripper kind. I also like some fantasy, but it has to have dragons, elves &/or dwarves in it; no vampires or werewolves for me! Yes, I love The Hobbit!

Books I would recommend are:

*Alaska by James Michener

*Hawaii by the same author

*Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett,

*Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

*The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

*A Thousand Spendid Suns by same author

*Under the Tuscan Sun by Francis Mayes

*The Chronicales of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

  & many others too numerous to mention!

My favourite movies are Mamma Mia, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hobbit (of course), The Holiday. We watch a lot of police/detective shows on tv, & I love medical shows as well. I love Downton Abbey, Father Brown, Inspector Lewis, Shetland, Vera ... the list sgoes on.

As for my taste in music ... well, it's eclectic. Groups I love are ABBA, Lone Star, Blackhawk, the Eagles, Queen, Disturbed, Alabama, Journey, to name a few.

My favourite season is autumn. I just love the colours of autumn. I also love winter & snowmen, Santa & elves. My favourite holiday is Christmas! And I love handmade Christmas ornaments! (Another collection, I'm afraid! Haha!)

Dislikes? Well, I don't drink coffee or flavored tea (only plain green tea). Anything smelling of cigarette smoke is a big turnoff. I don't know if I have any dislikes when it comes to paper! If I think of anything, I will add it here.

I'm married with two adult daughters. We're retired -- hubby retired two years ago -- & retirement is the best thing since sliced bread!


I love postcards! My favorite are MAP CARDS. I would love any U.S. State Map cards or Canadian province map cards. Also, any map cards from other countries would be more than welcome. I enjoy all tourist postcards.

Postcards I love:

  • Mapcards

  • Tourist view cards

  • Covered bridges

  • Animals, esp. cats, zoo animals, bunnies

  • Birds

  • Fairies, unicorns

  • Winnie the Pooh & Friends

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Scenic -- mountains, beach, coastal, ocean ...

  • Botanicals

  • Pusheen

  • Lighthouses

  • Cathedrals/Churches

    ....... These are just a few, to give you an idea of what I like. There's plenty more!


Comment: Great postcards, thank you!
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for the rating & the heart! Keep safe!
Comment: Great zines! Love all that info, who would have known! I will keep an eye out for the August dates! Thank you for the orange papers, will use in my craft. You got me looking at what special days are in Australia, there are plenty of events I found in http://www.aussieeducator.org.au/calendar/calendar=3.html#augcal Thank you for expanding my knowledge, interesting reads.
Response: So glad you're enjoying the zines! I had so much fun making them! I plan to continue with each month. Thanks so much for the rating & the heart. See you in the mailbox! Stay safe.
Comment: Your purple ATCs are beautiful! Thank you!
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for rating & for the heart! Stay safe!
Stachel rated for ESO: Summer Postcard on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this cute postcard ❤️ I like the picture. We have no big plans either but family visits 🙂 Hope you are having better weather than we have. Feels more like autumn 🤪
Response: So glad it arrived safely! Today is our first day of really nice weather. Hope the rain holds off for a bit, & I hope you're safe from floods where you are. Thanks for the rating & the heart. Stay safe!
littlepinecone rated for Ugly PC Swap #33 on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: This postcard was perfect for the swap! So perfect, that I had to laugh, I’ve actually sent a copy of this postcard to someone else for this swap, as well! 😂 Thanks for the fun card!
Response: Glad you got a laugh from the card! I felt it was perfect -- perfectly ugly, that is! Thanks for the rating & the heart! Stay safe!
Stargazer008 rated for PIE: Monthly swap - July on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: You are quick, I havent sent the swap yet. Anyway thank you so much for the wonderful postcard. Your description of the town reminds me a lot of the place my aunt lives in Sweden. I have so many good memories of this place as I spent all the summer there as a kid. And now have a nice weekend.
Response: That's a great memory! Glad you like the postcard. Thank you for the rating & the heart. I tend to send things right out, if at all possible. Stay safe!
Loreta rated for PRIVATE SWAP: LORETA & PAMELA on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: The most lovable Doll ATC'S. I've ever seen.. Just my type! I almost did the same theme..☺ I absolutely love the bookmark! Putting it in one of my books right after I'm finished here. Thank you so much Pamela.
Response: Awwww ... thank you! It's good to hear that! I loved those doll ATCs so much, I wanted to keep them for myself! And I'm glad you like the bookmark, too! Stay safe!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful zines!! I love them and al the extras.
Response: Hi Zach! Glad they got there safely, & knowing you really like them just makes my day! Stay safe!
Comment: Hi Pamela, thankyou for the lovely MDCs! Just yesterday i was making something for another swap and i chose the hot air balloon theme too! Have popped them both onto my memory dex. Love the mushies as well.
Response: Awww, so glad everything got there safely! And happy that you like everything I sent! That made my day! Stay safe.
Ac2052 rated for MAE: ATC COLOR SWAP 3 for 3: GREEN on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful and creative green cards! I also want to give a special thank you for the Bernie sticker on the envelope! My family and I are huge Bernie fans, and that little sticker was a big hit! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad the cards arrived safely, & thank you for the compliments! Glad Bernie worked out! Stay safe!
Comment: Surprised to receive the swap so fast from Ireland! Thank you for the tags and the extras. 👍🏻
Response: Wow! It only took 10 days???? That is incredible! But I'm so pleased they reached you so quickly. Thank you for the rating & the heart. Stay safe!
Comment: Thank you so much for my index cards. They are truly beautiful. Going to my new junk journal.
Response: So glad you really like them, Michelle! I enjoyed making them, & I'm happy to know that they will be housed in your junk journal! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Stay safe!
Bavarija rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #28 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!
Response: Glad they arrived safely! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Stay safe.
susieq11 rated for FOOD Postcard on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Now that’s a pretty cupcake!! Wow! We’ve had a nice summer so far, pretty sunny and hot. Today’s overcast but that is typical here where I live! Thanks for the lovely postcard and for joining my swap!!! : )
Response: So glad you like the cupcake! It's the sort of thing I would go for first! Today is a good day here in my part of Ireland -- no rain! Thank you so much for the rating & the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much, I like these all! Very beautiful selection and different styles!
Response: So glad they arrived safely & you like them. I really tried to send a variety. Thank you for the rating & the heart. Stay safe! Hugs from Ireland.
thebragal rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: SUMMERTIME on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Definitely make me think of summer!
Response: You're welcome!
DoLammSu rated for PIE: Themed swap #12 Animals on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH finally received it ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Wow! It took 1-1/2 months to reach you! It must've taken the scenic route! So glad it finally got there! Thanks for the rating & the heart. Stay safe!
CzechFriend rated for PIE: Grateful for... #1 on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! It was great to read about the things you are grateful for! Enjoy your life! Best wishes, Jana
Response: Hi Jana! Glad you like the postcard I sent.Thank you for the rating & the heart. Take care of yourself & stay safe.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome tags, love them both. Thanks also for the cute tea papers.😊
Response: Glad you like everything. Thanks for the rating & the heart. See you in the mailbox!
itsLinds rated for PIE: Themed swap #13 Lighthouse on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. That lighthouse looks beautiful. Happy swapping!
Response: So glad you like it! I adore lighthouses myself. See you in the mailbox! Thanks for the rating & the heart!

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efjellro on Jul 7, 2021:

Happy 1 year anniversary on Swap-Bot!! :D

user1664 on Jun 26, 2021:

Received your 5 postcards mix tag - great selection! Thanks so much.

OrigamiGrace on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for the cute zeen from Zeen tag!

debbiespoms on Jun 10, 2021:

Received the PC today from the Naked PC tag in PTG. Thank you very much for the pretty purple flower PC! Love it & your nice note! BTW, Happy belated birthday ! My husband birthday was also June 10th.

nalaqueen on Apr 9, 2021:

Thank you for the PTG: 2 pc's in an envie Tag. Love the postcards you picked out!!!!

ladybug513 on Mar 21, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet Happy mail tag 😊

ladyaries7 on Mar 3, 2021:

Thank you for the random flat envie tag! i received the envelope today

Soph on Feb 16, 2021:


Best wishes and many thanks for all the lovely goodies I received from you for the 'Random flat envie - Pay it forward'. I'll enjoy using them.

user6937 on Feb 16, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Pamela!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


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