Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:41 am


Date Joined: May 22, 2020
Last Online: September 22, 2023
Birthday: September 9
Country: Portugal
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About Me

Hello everyone! I'm Inês, I'm 30, I'm from Portugal and I'm a photographer. I Love to travel and see the world. My favorite place so far is Alaska - I love to be in nature and Alaska is a paradise on Earth! I also love to read. My favorite book is "Walden" by H.D. Thoreau but I also like Oscar Wilde, Milan Kundera, Haruki Murakami, Patti Smith, Jostein Gaarder, Keri Smith, Afonso Cruz and others. My favorite movie is "Into the wild" but I also like "Remember me", "Mamma Mia!", "Dead Poets Society", "Good Will Hunting", "Backlight", etc. My favorite TV shows are "Friends", "Anne with an E", "La casa de Papel", "Gilmore girls", "New girl", among others. I always loved everything related with writing: letters, books, postcards, stamps, everything so I'm really exciting with swap bot ☺️

I'm also a member of Postcrossing since 2011.

Themes I like

-Air mail stuff, snail mail and happy mail;
-Photography and cameras;
-Universe, moon and stars;
-Maps and travel (but no tourist);
-Forests, woods, botanical and national parks;
-Bees and birds;
-Squirrels, foxes, deer and elk;
-Philosophy, maths and science;
-Fall/Autumn & Winter (cozy time);
-Life on the road;
-Friends Tv Show;
-Vintage & ephemera;
-Anything related with analog photography (film, paper, negatives, etc);
-Books, libraries, bookstores (not from bibliophilia postcards because I have the box);

Themes I don't like

-Religious and politics;
-Food theme;
-Dolls, cartoons, anime;
-Hearts, pinkie, glittery and unicorns and rainbows;
-Kid stuff;
-Beauty stuff (like face masks, cream, oils, etc);
-Colouring pages;

Things I would like to receive

-Art pieces;
-Pocket letters;
-Junk journals;
-Handmade items;
-Happy mail of all kind!
-Envelopes and labels;
-Old photos (specially with people on it);
-Rubber and acrylic stamps;
-Junk journal supplies;

-PLEASE do not send me tea, I don't use to drink, sorry. Coffee or Hot chocolate is ok :)

About International Mail

From 1 July there are new taxes and compulsory customs for purchases outside Europe. Please, if you send me a package from abroad, don't write the price of the items on the envelope, otherwise I will have to pay a percentage, because it looks like purchases. Unfortunately this has happened to me more than once with a package from UK and USA, and I paid... Next time I will not accept the envelope, I'm sorry.

JJJ group swaps

Stuff I like and stuff I use a lot in my journals:

tickets, bird/bee/bug pics/illustrations, old photos, pastel colour washi tape, vintage papers, tea or coffee dye paper, Tim Holtz material, mushrooms, handmade papers, wax seals, handmade items from different people, embelishments, vintage ephemera, transparent plant stickers, etc.


watercolorgirl rated for Swap beween J and I, #4 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Your wonderful fall journal page arrive. The fall picture is what our fall looks like here in a good year. Not sure what our trees will look like this fall. Also, thank you for the goodies.
teddygirl rated for ✨ Profile Based Swap on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thankyou Ines for your beautiful mail, it's always a nice surprise to see all your pretty enclosures ❤️ 😍 🍃 🌼 🌸 🌻 🌹🇦🇺
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Negative Space #2 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: I do love your Negative Space PC, the colours and composition. Thank you so much!
Irys rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #28 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: thank you Ines
Lolle rated for MMHWH - Treasure Hunt Swap #7 - INT on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Kia Ora from Aotearoa! Thank you for this beautiful envelope filled with pretty paper goodies 💕 I haven't made it to Alaska, but I definitely want to go see it. If you come to NZ, reach out! Happy swapping and much love, Carola
LiisaS rated for ESO: Book lovers on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Ehat a lovely swap, Inès! Thank you so much. It is always a blast to get a swap from you🌸
WoodlandBanshee rated for Mushroom mailart postcard on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: a very nice card to add to my collection book! Thank you.
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Art in a teabag #3 on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: A cyanotype teabag! Thank you a lot for it, it's great. I would've never guessed that it works so good on teabag paper.
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Dead Poets Society on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Ty for this interesting swap ! The quote you chose is emotional :)
uuvuttaa rated for FPG: My Favourite.. #2 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: two packages from you in one day - lucky me!! thank you, i love it all (edit: also the envelope is so pretty!!)
uuvuttaa rated for ESO: Hygge Swap on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: thank you for hosting this one!
Drea3nvy rated for FPG: Senders Choice #6 on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: What a beautiful flip book thank you so very much! I love it I would love to craft one and swap again sometime
Satorii rated for FPG: Themed #7 on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap!!! so thoughtfully put together and i love all the extras youve included. Thanks so much :)
Lolcw rated for 🤎 Brown Swap #2 on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you!!
donetta rated for VJP: Layer it Up! on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Ines, this is so lovely! Thank you for sending me such a beautiful journal page, and for so many wonderful extras, also. You are a very nice swap partner!
Katjavdh rated for Happy birthday - September 2023 on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope! Can't wait to open it, but will try to keep it closed until my birthday ;)
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope with teh goodies!
watercolorgirl rated for Private: Between I and J # 3 on Aug 21, 2023
Comment: The journal page was lovely. The colors surrounding the picture went together well. The added postage rubber stamp added so much to the page. I shall use the added paper goodies on a swap. Looking forward to fall here and cooler weather and more swaps to work on.
Catt007 rated for ✨Handmade with love #2 on Aug 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous swap, everything is fab. I wish I could give more than one heart. ❤️
Lolcw rated for 💌 Stuffed Happymail #5 on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much!

Rating Overview

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FranciscaKarsono77 on Sep 4, 2023:

ok, thank you Inez ~ Hope you have a lovely day ❤️💌😍 I never used this function before :p

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


Risna on May 4, 2022:

Yay! Your letter just arrived! And no, the first one never showed up. So sorry it got lost. I'll get back to you soon! Sending lots of love in the meantime.

Risna on Jan 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the late Christmas present... it's even more special because it arrived a bit late. And this way it got way more attention! ;-) Love the notebook and can't wait to read the Love Letters of Great Men. Thank you so much for being so kind to me! Sending love!

Risna on Dec 26, 2021:

Feliz Natal! Just wanted to thank you again for making my days on December 21 to 24 with the Advent Calendar packages! Especially love the wooden sign and the vintage labels! Sending love your way! R.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


camelsamba on Nov 10, 2021:

Hi there - about making ink. My sister gave me a book titled "Make Ink" written by the person who runs Toronto Ink Company. Maybe you can find a copy in Portugal? The book has directions for various inks. He also recommends just experimenting with what you find. And there's also lots of information online if you search for "making natural inks".

For some source ingredients, you need to add binders and preservatives and maybe other things, but not the ones I made. The black walnut ink was easy: soaked the husks in water for a few days, then strained it and boiled it down in an old pot for a while, then added some cloves as a preservative. The pokeberry was more work, and the color is not permanent, but it was fun to experiment with!

Risna on Sep 9, 2021:

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! (And if it didn't arrive yet... your present is on it's way.)

Risna on Sep 7, 2021:

Inês,thank you so much for the birthday wishes and your present which arrived on point! What a surprise! You're simply the best! ❤️

mags142 on Mar 16, 2021:

AMA: Sender's Choice-September:::Sent the re-send on march 9th. International mail may take longer than usual, but I hope you get it soon and can re-rate! :)

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