Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 1:50 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2020
Last Online: December 1, 2021
Birthday: February 9, 1977
Country: Australia
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About Me

I live with my family (a husband and 10yr old son) in a sunny beachside village, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

At home, we own a chocolate labrador. Animals that I love: birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, bunnies, magical/mythical creatures. I don't like insects in general, except we're doing a swap on Halloween or an entomology theme.


  • Vintage flat buttons and wooden buttons;
  • Vellum papers;
  • Vellum ephemera and stickers;
  • Handmade papers;
  • Halloween Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Steampunk Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Gothic Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Circus Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Astronomy / Astrology Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Address Labels;
  • Cute / Shaped Paperclips;
  • Eyelets; Brads; Metal Trinkets;
  • Tassels;
  • Bow Charms;
  • Handmade Bows;
  • Vintage ephemera;
  • Fancy Japanese Yarns (AVRIL) & trims;
  • Anything French related (Ephemera / Embellishments);
  • Anything wax seals related;
  • Dried flowers;
  • Ballet or Ballerina Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Old maps;
  • Old music sheets;
  • Used postage stamps;
  • Anything mushrooms related (ephemera, embellishments, stickers, stamps, etc.);
  • Fabric or paper flowers;
  • Silk/ satin/ tulle/ organza;
  • Marie Antoinette or Vintage / Victorian ladies related (Ephemera, Embellishments, stickers);
  • Anything Paperdolls related (Ephemera, Embellishments, stickers);
  • Anything Character Constructions Paper Dolls related by Catherine Moore (really appreciated the stamped images / dies cuts etc.);
  • Anything Lynne Perrella (PaperArtsy) related: especially handmade crafts or stamped images;
  • Anything from my fav books selections 💕💕💕
  • Bookmarks with my fav themes;


In Australia, sadly we don't have many varieties of postcards. The most common themes are flora and fauna, nature, buildings, and Aboriginal cultures.

Please if it's possible I'd like to see different themes from your country:

  • Christmas;
  • Easter;
  • Valentine;
  • Halloween;
  • Vintage;
  • Retro;
  • Arts / Painting;
  • Black n White;
  • Tourist attractions;
  • Alice in Wonderland;
  • Anything from my fav books selections 💕💕💕
  • Astrology / Astronomy

Spring is my fav time of the year.

My fav drinks:

  • Iced Mocha; Moccacino; Mocha Frappe;
  • Rose tea
  • Japanese Green tea ONLY (Green Rose and Genmaicha);
  • Baileys original ;
  • Vodka Cruiser in Mudslide.

I don't smoke and drink in general. Keto is my choice of life.

I am a member of Handmade Happy Mail Swaps Australia from Facebook, Australian ATC Swap Group from Facebook, and Amy Art Alchemy ATC Swap Group from Instagram #a3atcswapgroup

If you want to see my creative world, check out my Instagram account @franciscakarsono

NOTE: If anyone would like to do a personal swap, please contact me & we'll talk!

Favorite Crafts

I love papercrafts in general, from making :

  • greeting cards;
  • flat mails;
  • flipbooks;
  • albums;
  • junk journals;
  • loaded envelopes;
  • loaded bags;
  • pocket letters;
  • ATCs;
  • tags / bookmarks;
  • mixed media / altered arts;
  • memory dex;
  • embellishments (charms, fridge magnets, rosettes/bows, pegs, stick pins, altered paperclips).

My fav colours:

  • soft & light pastel;
  • pinks, blues, mint;
  • neutrals, rusty and muted colours. I don't like purples & oranges in general except it's Halloween or they're in very pale/lightest shades.

Themes that I love:

  • Vintage / Rustic;
  • Rose & Shabby Chic;
  • Fantasy / Whimsical; Magical & Mythical;
  • Floral, laces & ribbons;
  • Butterflies; Birds, Ladybugs; Bees; mythical creatures (mermaid, unicorn);
  • Carousel / Ferris wheel; Hot Air Balloon;
  • Steampunk / Grunge;
  • Fairies;
  • Teapot & sweet desserts;
  • Marie Antoinette;
  • Sewing;
  • Paperdolls;
  • Galaxy / Space; Astronomy; Astrology
  • Vintage / Retro / Victorian Ladies;
  • Ballerina.
  • Alice in Wonderland / Little Red Riding Hood

Favorite Books / Movies

  • Patricia Mc Killips;
  • LOTR;
  • Harry Potter & Magical Beasts;
  • Game of Thrones;
  • True Blood;
  • Shadow Hunters;
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;
  • The Da Vinci Code;
  • Heroes;
  • Sense 8;
  • Hunger Games, and
  • The Good Wife.
  • I watch K-Pop movies and TV Series too.


  • Anything religious;
  • Political;
  • Animal cruelty;
  • I don't like creepy and dark stuff; including Ragdolls/horror dolls;
  • I don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority;
  • I don't like adult cartoons/anything vulgar;
  • Anything smelling of cigarette smoke is a big turnoff;
  • I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers;
  • Fake Tattoos;
  • Magazines cut-outs.

Styles that I dislike:

  • childish;
  • children cartoon / Disney (except Alice in Wonderland or Red Riding Hood);
  • Too much bling bling / too many glitters.


Regarding International delivery information:


For My swap partners and Admins: I always take pictures of all postage paid parcels/mails and receipts. I'm happy to provide you with shipping evidence if you request it.

After I give my mails/parcels to Australia Post, it's not under my control, how long the shipping to your country is going to take.



Mareree10 rated for IPC: Pick 3 on Nov 10, 2021
Comment: Everything arrived safely. I really like the postcard too. Ty
Response: you're most welcome 💗❤️💗
susieq11 rated for Halloween Greeting Card 10/21 on Nov 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Halloween card, postcard, and stickers! The card is so nice! I'm happy you joined the swap! : )
Response: you're most welcome 💗❤️💗
Comment: Hi Francisca, thank you so much for the wonderful Halloween postcard! It's so cute, I love the cat wearing a costume, hehe. And the goodies you sent along with it are just gorgeous, they're very unique! Thanks again :)
Response: you're most welcome 💗❤️💗
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Art Journal Pages -Sept on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. I love these pages.
Response: You're most welcome Angela 💗❤️💗 Glad this time didn't take too long to reach you 💗❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for this really great card! I love the theme and the execution. xoxo
Response: you're most welcome Phe 💗❤️💗
Fabriqueen rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 8 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package! I'm saving them until a little closer to Halloween! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: you're most welcome Diane 💗❤️💗
sakura15 rated for AS: Share My Playlist on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: I love that you are a big Kpop fan :D My playlist each month is 70% Kpop haha. Thanks for sharing :)
Response: ❤️
karenh77 rated for AS: Share My Playlist on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: love your playlist, I am listening to a lot of BTS too
Response: haha ... I just saw that ❤️❤️❤️❤️
iolair rated for AS<3: SPRING JOY! on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much Francisca for the beautiful flipbook! It was so incredibly well made, you are really talented! I loved everything you included in it too, even though you said they weren't the kinds of things I collect, but everything was really sweet/cute and I have used some of it for my journalling already :) I also really appreciate all the cool vintage Halloween/gothic ephemera you put in - it's beautiful! You put so much effort into this swap and I am really grateful <3
Response: You're most welcome 🦋❤️❤️❤️❤️
neca84 rated for After Christmas DeStash on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: sorry I was so long rating, great selection thank you
Response: I hope you're well. take care
Jbee rated for floral mini flipbookled # april on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very very much for your wonderful flipbookled. I am so happy it got not lost but took a long time to arrive. I love how you crafted each page. Much love, Jill
Response: I don't have any control on how long Australia Post will deliver the mail internationally. I always inform all my international swap partner on how long approximately her mail is going to arrive.
Comment: THANKYOU Fran for your awesome swap! I love everything! You are so talented and very generous!! I love swapping with you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're most welcome Julieeeee 🦋❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
bundi rated for TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: BUTTERFLIES on May 13, 2021
Comment: My goodness your tags are so beautiful. I love the shaker tag with the butterflies and the lace. You are so talented, looking at your art gives me a lot of inspiration. I will cherish them.🦋❤️
Response: Thank you very much Lucie. Have a nice weekend!
carrotkate rated for SWAS: Witchy Happy Mail on May 3, 2021
Comment: This was so thoughtful and well-crafted. Thank you so much! Opening this one up made my day! ☺️
Response: you're most welcome 💗❤️💗
user6937 rated for MDC SWAP 2 for 2: SPRING! on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the work you spent on these!
SilverD rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: I don't know what happened to the other rating. Thank you for the unique bookmark and postcard. I do enjoy reading, working on three books right now so I definitely need bookmarks! Wishing you many wonderful swaps!
Response: Thank you 🥰🥰🥰
fairylover rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I really love your ATCs, honestly I rarely receive such beautiful ATC where I can see people really made an effort in making them! They're really artsy, thanks a lot You're lucky to not have the covid around you. Here we have restrictions close to a lockdown and it's not easy!
Response: I'm glad that they arrived safely to you.🥰😍🤩 I hope things are getting better over there💗❤️💗
amyt13 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Yay hearts!!!
fiennesgirl rated for ATC XXL on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Hey! Thank you for the lovely ATCs you sent me and all of the goodies! I will enjoy using them!
Response: thank you hun 💗❤️💗
CrowDancer rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Jan on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: I love both of the ATCs that you sent! I really like the stickers that you included, too; especially the glittery butterflies and the ones with food puns! Thank you so much! :D
Response: you're most welcome 💗❤️💗

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Rainydancer on Oct 10, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

MissNyx on Apr 7, 2021:

Leave a Comment #3: I too love animals. Currently I have an adopted cat named Esme. Her rescuers found on the side of the road with part of her tail missing. She was a tiny kitten, but has grown into an adolescent by now. She’s extremely affectionate and needs her human time every day. I think it might be so strong because she didn’t have a mother or siblings when she was that young. Have a lovely evening!

CapitanSmirk on Apr 5, 2021:

Good evening!!

I hope you have a wonderful week! This week I have a lot of appointments to go to but I always feel so accomplished at the end!

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jaimierandolph on Apr 5, 2021:

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Good Morning from Odessa, Texas (usa)

While reading your profile I noticed that you liked True Blood. I loved that show while it aired here. I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Kairbear on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi, Francisca! I hope you have a fabulous day! 😊

Intrinzica on Apr 5, 2021:

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May you be happy. May you learn and grow from your challenges. May you accept yourself just as you are. May you be kind to yourself and at peace.

Love Bonnie 💗

tinylans on Apr 5, 2021:

hello, francisca! greetings from indonesia! i've take a little peek on your insta page and the atcs you've made are really pretty! i hope you're having a great day!<3

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kayebubbly on Apr 5, 2021:

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hope you have a lovely season! stay safe!

Lovelykarina on Apr 5, 2021:

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sending you lots of good vibes this spring! enjoy the spring season!


thriftymermaid on Jan 4, 2021:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lover's Unite Group! I look forward to swapping with you soon! 💙🧜‍♀️

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