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Date Joined: August 24, 2015
Last Online: December 21, 2023
Birthday: January 22
Country: Malta

About Me

I am 35 years old, from Malta. I have been married for over 14 years. Up until a few years ago we had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Scamp ( I cannot get myself to remove this part), we have a tri-color cat called Tipsy, a gal English Setter we called Brew and her daughter pup Wick.

At this point in my life - I am trying to remain afloat, one foot after another, stay positive and be grateful.

My philosophy is 'it matters not where you're going, nor when you're going to get there; all that matters is the journey.'

I like listening to music, especially rock ballads.

I love animals - dogs and cats, dolphins, horses, tigers and lions, giraffes ... all of the animal kingdom - but horrified of snakes.

I love flowers, my favorite being Lilies.
I like anything Gorjuss, too :) I like things colorful, bright and cheerful though my favorite are pink & purple. I am also fascinated by images of angels, fairies, dragons, gnomes, unicorns and depictions found on oracle cards. I am a collector - I collect semi-precious stones and crystals, I collect shells, feathers, stamps, coins, photographs, stickers, Greek mythology statues and hand-written or blank Journals/diaries - which I write in regularly. I enjoy travelling to places rich in cultural heritage, with ancient landmarks and monuments, but also to places with natural, wild beauty where I can take landscape photographs.

Favorite Books

My favorite book is 'A walk to remember'(also my fav. movie) by Nicholas Sparks. I like reading fairy-tales, myths and legends, and general chic-lit. I tend to lean towards book series too. And currently into manga (shoujo).

Books that I've enjoyed: Memoirs of a Geisha Harry Potter Jezebel - Eleanor De Jong Goddess of Spring - P.C. Cast The Hunger Games 'The Godfather - Mario Puzo Undead and unwed - MaryJanice Davidson Persephone - Kaitlin Bevis

Books by Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk, Kaitlin Bevis. Books where the protagonist travels to other countries / visits new places - like the' Lonely hearts travel club' book series & the 'I heart' series.

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of crafts; from crochet to sewing, to all sorts of paper crafts. Currently focused on Scrap-booking and cards making. I'm the kind of person who sees/thinks of something and will try to make it with my own hands - sometimes not quite successfully but on the whole I'm pretty happy with the results :)

Postcard wishlist

The list is (virtually) infinite :) I like almost everything - in fact it would be easier to mention what I do not like (snakes, gory, nude people at the beach or wearing tiny swim wear)

I am sure whatever I receive I will like :) but if you're looking for inspiration:

My wish list:

Gorjuss and Santoro postcards

Sailor Moon postcards


French flowers ... all flowers

Cute Animals - NO Snakes pls

Disney characters

Halloween / Thanksgiving / Christmas / Valentine / Easter - in envelope any time of the year

Art Nouveau

Harry Potter

Ships/Boats/Trains/Bicycles/Hot air balloons

Fairies / Mermaids / Elves / Gnomes / Angels / Dragons - fantasy art.

Books related

Pagan themed

Hades and Persephone and Demeter related

Greek Mythology related, especially Gods and Goddesses

Pomegranate / Wheat / Grapes/ Wine

Any thing fairy-tale / myth and legend that is romantic/love related.

I would love to receive these kind of postcards and similar ones but I will also like any view postcards of countries, gardens, ocean, lakes, mountains etccc...

What I like receiving :)

All things Gorjuss, Sailor Moon and Kawaii - Any thing!

Anything Paris related Anything Greek Mythology related Anything in Pinks and Purples.

TEA - the ones that are individually packaged. I would try (almost) any tea flavour - but not the Green tea variety.

Palm size models of ancient sacred sites. old letters and loose journal entries used cards, postcards etc.... Journals & notebooks wax seals and wax stationery, labels, letter writing sets, hand-made envelopes, Stickers & washi tape, rubber stamps

Things I can use for scrapbooking like papers, tags, die cuts, used tickets, stamps etc... woody or musky incense (sticks or loose) - especially those with sandalwood and frankincense. essential oils Anything Hades & Persephone & Demeter. Narcissus and Lilies. - fresh, dry, pressed, picture cut-out, stamps ....

Romantic/Love poems & quotes & books

Dainty earrings and pendents Beaded (hand-made) jewlery

ribbons Journal art pages - signed (on paper not cardstock so that I can stick them in my journals)


Woody and musky perfumes/scents ( + lavender) Miniature or interestingly shaped perfume bottles candles and wax tarts

Least favorite things:

Badly or carelessly made things. Broken or damaged things that I can't fix or up-cycle into something else.

Green Tea

Anything with Snakes on it.

Boyish manga and anime (the girly ones I love)

Images of horror, violence and abuse against other beings and against nature. If it's meant to sadden or shock the viewer (even to make him/her aware of some important reality) I don't want to see it - I don't need to see a picture full of tree stumps to know that too many trees are being cut down, destroying homes to many animal species.... The same goes for illnesses, sickness, injuries, blood scenes etc....

Mint flavored chocolates and those with raisins and fruits.

Citrus perfumes/scents

Skin care product (as a beautician I make my own) Make up ( again as a beautician I have cases full, to last me and my clients for a lifetime :) - ) Nail polish, unless it's gel polish (regular nail polish doesn't dry on my oily nails and I have tons of them - gel polish I have a whole range available too but at least those I use)

Short or frailed ribbons

Unsigned works of art - ATC, Postcards, drawings and paintings. - pls sign them :) every artist deserves credit for his/her work.

I won't rate down if I receive things from this list, because I know that not everyone reads their partner's profile but probably I will hold back on the heart in that case.


RiverTopanga rated for 3 Handmade Notecards Swap on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: What beautiful cards! Thank you so much. I love your use of gemstones and doilies. Thank you for coming back to swapping just in time for me to be your partner πŸ˜ƒ Hope you are staying cool tonight 🌬 See you in another swap πŸ“¬
bstrong rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Received your beautiful Christmas card, thank you very much and we had an amazing Christmas
Comment: Dear Francella, another great letter from you, thank you so much for the extra postcards, love them! Happy Christmas!!!
Amandlyn22 rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and cute coaster. Have a wonderful holiday season!
goinjenny rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you
pinklilly rated for πŸŽ… Christmas Card #2 on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the beautiful ornaments! I love them!! I actually enjoyed reading your card, usually people don't write me anything when they send the card!! You have a lovely time at Christmas too!!!
Amandlyn22 rated for ❄️ Christmas Card #3 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card! Happy holidays to you!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the yummy card!
Comment: Ty for the cool rose pc with neat stamp, I do ❀ that "special arrangement"!
Comment: thanks a lot for your lovely postcard!
Comment: Thank you, what a beautiful postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the Disney postcard! I'd love to visit DLP at Halloween too :)
Comment: I will forward the card on next round, thank you. And thank you for the great teas, I can't wait to try them. : )
kittyfun rated for Mail Tag Swap #11 on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for everything!
martieCZ rated for Tea Grabbie! - International on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Francella, your envelope found me safely. Thank you very much for all teas, I very look forward to trying them all. Thank you very much.
Fabriqueen rated for Home Made Bookmarks #2 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmarks you made!
CookieMomster78 rated for Postcards - Focus on: Women on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard from Malta! Small world - my neighbor's husband is from Malta! I love the postage stamp - it's new to my collection.
kellytai1478 rated for β˜† TEA TIME #8 β˜† on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tea bags! Live long and prosper. Regards, Kelly :)
ZoΓ«Nina rated for Tea for Thee # 10 on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Thabks! They all seem really nice:)

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Zanet on Dec 5, 2019:

Dear Francella, thank you for the lovely packagage full of goodies I just received!!! You really didnΒ΄t have to do it but it is very nice of you and it made me very happy... have a lovely Christmas! Zanet

RyeRye on Jul 8, 2016:

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