Swap-bot Time: July 5, 2022 8:45 pm


Date Joined: May 22, 2020
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: September 9
Country: Portugal
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About Me

Hello everyone! I'm Inês, I'm 28, I'm from Portugal and I'm a photographer. I Love to travel and see the world. My favorite country so far is Iceland - I love to be in nature and Iceland 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" and I dream about going to Alaska some day 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;
-Floral, plants and botanical;
-Photography and cameras;
-Universe, moon and stars;
-Maps and travel (but no tourist);
-Forests, woods 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;
-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;
-Book pages;
-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.


Comment: Love your swap! Thank you!
Comment: So nice to swap with you again.Thanks for the gorgeous journal page!❤️❤️❤️
Response: Ohh so happy you liked it +.+ thank you so much for the rating <3
Tuutis rated for ESO: Paper Bag Mini Journal on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you from this lovely journal <3 very elegant style and I'm so happy just looking at this (and the pretty envelope)!
Response: Ohh thank you very much, I also enjoyed the final result, so I'm really happy you do too! Look forward to receive yours +.+
colleenbUSA rated for LLU: Books, Cats, Tea on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: I like what you sent! I wish you'd included an envelope for the notecard and something dog or cat. but I love the sticker holder you made! Very cute and everything you sent is cute/pretty!
Response: Thank you, next time I know ;)
Jbee rated for vintage themed mini flipbookled on Jul 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much for the a.azing vintage bookled ❤️ such a wonderful work & the goodies. Have a wonderful summer. Much love jill
Response: Thank you Jill, have a wonderful summer too. Lots of love for you <3
Comment: I was so impressed with how quickly your mail came. I just love how you decorated the envelope and I am so thrilled with all the gorgeous flower things you included for me!! I just totally love the washi tape and stickers and the tiger lilly postcard- I have tiger lillies in my garden not quite blooming yet. The sweet little ephemera envelope you sewed is delightful and so is all the goodies inside!! Thank you so much for making a wonderful mail day for me!!!
Response: Ohh thank you so much for your words, I'm so glad you like them all 🥰 have wonderful swaps! ✨
Comment: What a cute happy mail! I love the way you've put everything together. So many lovely flowery/floral items ;) Thank you very much!
Response: Ohh thank you ❤️ so happy you like it!! Have amazing swaps! 🌿✨
lyssathemermaid rated for Happy Mail #3 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the amazing happy mail! ❤️ I was thrilled when i saw it was from Portugal! I truly appreciate you reading through my profile to pick the goodies, and i hope you have an amazing time on your dream trip to Alaska! 😍
Response: So happy you liked it!! You 're very welcome! ☺️ Thank you, I'm so excited 😍✨
hazelwitch3 rated for CPG Minizines #30 - Global on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: What great zines -- thank you so much for making them for me and for sending such interesting postcards! And Alaska -- wow! Do have an absolutely wonderful time.
Response: Ohh thank you so much!! I'm so happy you liked them!! Thank you, I hope so :D
MamaCat rated for AMA: 2 medias on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: I love it , thank you! Now researching cyanotpye!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating :) hope you find out a new passion with cyanotype :D
Ladyadybug rated for 💌 Double Pocket with Flap on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Wonderful to receive a swap from you again- it is lovely as always!! Thank you so very much! :)
Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm glad you liked it ✨🥰
explore rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art -June on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your pretty handmade postcard in blue with leaves in white and light blue. It is very artistic. I have never heard of canotype. I googled it and it looks pretty involved...
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart <3 And yes, please try cyanotype! It's really fun!
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Nature inspired swap on Jun 12, 2022
Comment: Dear Ines, thank you so, so much for your beautiful swap! ^.^ I'm very much moved and love the things, so I wont use them for swaps, and instead for my own diary. Have a wonderful week, Maxi
Response: Ohh thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so happy you liked it ❤️✨ Happy swaps! 🌿
LiisaS rated for ESO: Side Layered Pocket on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: I love the bird in the front! Such a cool idea. Thank you so much for this lovely little pocket!
Response: You're welcome! So happy you liked it 🤗❤️
mymerakidesk rated for 🌿 Dried flowers page on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: What amazing dried flowers pages I received. They’re all so delicate and gorgeous. Thank you for including the cyanotype piece. I might frame it and put on my wall. So much love put into making the pocket as well. Thank you Ines 😊💕
Response: Ohh I'm so happy you liked it!! You're always so nice in your comments, thank you so much! Looking forward to swap with you again in a close future! <3
mymerakidesk rated for 🤎 Vintage Ephemera on May 31, 2022
Comment: One of the quickest swap I ever received from Europe. Thank you Ines, I love your sewn pockets much. How you did them immaculately?! 😍👏🏼 I feel a lot of love was put into preparing this swap. I adore it so much, including the goodies too. Thanks for hosting this swap. 💞 Serviana Xx
Response: Thank you so much Serviana for your kind words as always! 🥰 So glad it was really quickly! ❤️ Hope to see you in future swaps 😘✨
pahasiga rated for Sharp Shooters: Two Favorites on May 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the photos! Which one is from Iceland and which one from Portugal?
Response: The blue one with the river is from Portugal and the other with falls and mountain is from Iceland :)
MamaCat rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail ARt- May on May 15, 2022
Comment: I love it ! Thank you! The cards are beautiful!
Response: Thank you, so happy you liked it ❤️
Poeprincess rated for AMA: April Scavenger Hunt on May 10, 2022
Comment: Yes, I do like your creation, Inês—so bright & springlike. Thank you.
Response: Ohh thank you so much 🥰
LondonWriting rated for ✉️ Easy Ephemera Folder on May 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks for pretty ephemera folder, card and ephemera. Hope you’re enjoying spring too. 🫶
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it <3

Rating Overview

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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! :)

duskmite on Jan 2, 2021:

All the best for 2021!

Wishing you all the best for 2021!

Lubado on Jan 1, 2021:

Obrigado :) espero que tenhas tido umas Boas Entradas em 2021 :D

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