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MaryCheng

MaryCheng
Date Joined: December 5, 2017
Last Online: September 24, 2021
Birthday: November 6
Country: Australia
My Etsy Store
My Website

About Me

I first discovered Pocket Letters in 2016 on Janette Lane's website https://pocketletters.ning.com/. I loved the idea of penpals via craft and have become active on her website since. Also into sustainability, so love recycling. Have made PLs using Travel Brochures, Postcards, Cereal Box, etc. In 2017 made 5 Christmas themed PLs using previous years Christmas cards, cutting out the cutest pics from the cards and incorporating them into the PL. Worked a treat! Love experimenting with Mixed Media, using the Gel Press, watercolours, stamping. Making lots of cards for birthdays and special occasions. I have learnt lots from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Jump Start Workshops every January on her website https://nathaliesstudio.com/. She has many talented artists join her for fabulous, easy to follow tutorials.

We have a gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback, she is 13yrs old. She is our baby. A gentle soul. Always hungry for food. Sleeps alot, but when its time for a walk, she wakes up instantly and is all excited.

Likes: Everything. Easy to please. Love seeing what other people make and getting inspired. Dislikes: None

Favourite colour: Orange

Favorite Music

Any Australian music: Cold Chisel, Deborah Conway, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Richard Clapton, Vika and Linda Bull, Divinyls, Bachelor Girl, Tina Arena, Kate Ceberano, John Farnham, Crowded House ... lots from the 70s, 80s etc. Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Eagles.

Favorite Books

Action and Thriller. Current favorite is an Australian author: Matthew Reilly. He has a series of books with his main characters. Recommend you read the first books of each series before getting into the rest. Michael Robotham. Dan Brown books are amongst my favorites. Winnie the Pooh for the characters wisdom.

Favorite Crafts

Paper craft, making cards and Pocket Letters! Mixed Media, Pastels, Watercolour, Distress Inks, Gell Printing.

Wish List in my account in Etsy Australia

Favorite Movies

Love sci-fi movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, Blade Runner, X-Men, Snowpiercer, Stargate, X-Files, Dark Angel TV series, Back to the Future, Terminator.

TV series: Blacklist, Blindspot, Person of Interest, Berlin Station, Riveria, Templar Station, Continuum, ShadowPlay and many more

Mary's Gallery

MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: NAPKIN DECOUPAGE August 2021

MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: NAPKIN DECOUPAGE August 2021

Mini Art Exchange: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: NAPKIN DECOUPAGE August 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Decorated Paper Bag Letter July 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Decorated Paper Bag Letter - July 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Collage ATC or PC July 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Collage ATC or PC July 2021

Amazing Mail Art:  Barcode Mail Art May 2021

Amazing Mail Art: Barcode Mail Art May 2021

Mini Art Exchange:  TAGS 2 for 2: BEES # May 2021

Mini Art Exchange:  TAGS 2 for 2: BEES # May 2021

Mini Art Exchange: TAGS 2 for 2: BEES # May 2021

Mini Art Exchange:  ATC SWAP 3 for 3: NATURE # April 2021

Mini Art Exchange: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: NATURE # April 2021

Mini Artwork: Floral Mini Flipbook # April 2021

Mini Artwork: Floral Mini Flipbook # April 2021

Mini Artwork: Floral Mini Flipbook # April 2021

Mini Artwork: Mini Surprise Pocket Letter # March 2021

Mini Artwork: Mini Surprise Pocket Letter # March 2021

Mini Artwork: Green Theme Mini Flipbook # February 2021

Mini Artwork: Green Theme Mini Flipbook # February 2021

Mini Artwork: Green Theme Mini Flipbook # February 2021

Mini Artwork: Green Themed Mini Flip Book # Febuary 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Intl: Dragonfly Mail Art - April 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Intl: Dragonfly Mail Art - April 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Intl: Fortune Mail Art - March 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Intl: Fortune Mail Art - March 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Hexagons Honeycomb - February 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Hexagons Honeycomb - February 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Circles - February 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Circles - February 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Recycle Me - Calendar - January 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Recycle Me - Calendar - January 2021

Crafty Recyclers: Recycle Me - Calendar - January 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Ovals - January 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Ovals - January 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime Postcard - December 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime Postcard - December 2020

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Amazing Mail ART: What's your Word - July  2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's Your Word - July 2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's your Word - May  2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's Your Word - May 2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's your Word - April  2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's Your Word - April 2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's your Word - March 2021

Amazing Mail ART: What's Your Word - March 2021


Amazing Mail ART - With One Image 2021 - All Below ------------

Amazing Mail ART: With One Image - May 2021

Amazing Mail ART: With One Image - April 2021

Amazing Mail ART: With One Image - March 2021

Amazing Mail ART: With One Image - January 2021


Amazing Mail ART - Face-Time ATC 2021 - All Below ---------------

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - September 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - August 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - July 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - June 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - April 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - March 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - February 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Facetime ATC - January 2021


Amazing Mail ART - ATC Shapes 2021 - All Below ------------

Amazing Mail ART: Ocean Shape ATC - May 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Egg Shape ATC - March 2021

Amazing Mail ART: Triangle Shape ATC - February 2021


Click here for Mail Art 2020 Swaps

Click here for Postcards 2020 Swaps

Click here for ATC 2020 Swaps

Click here for ATC- Facetime series 2020 Swaps

Click here for Postcards - Up Above the World So High series 2019 Swaps

Click here for Postage Mail Art Swaps

Click here for Decorated Envelops and Bookmark Swaps

Click here for Alphabet ATCs Swaps

Click here for Postcard in General Swaps

Click here for Junker Jane and Inchies Swaps

Click here for Cards and Flip Book Swaps

Motivational Word

For the year 2021, my Motivational Word is:

VISION for September.

BREATHE for July.

FUTURE for May.

CONNECT for April.

ADAPT for March.

Ratings

user6937 rated for AMA: Face Time - September on Sep 23, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful! Love the idea of using rub-ons to make "tattoos". Really nice, Mary; I'm happy to have it in my collection :)
Response: Thank you Sandra, so glad you love it. Its fun using rub-ons! Thank you for rating.
AmookIslandCreations rated for CR: Add a Quote on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Got the right one this time! Thanks for the two wonderful quotes on this postcard! The first one reminds me of a favorite by Robert Frost. "...and I, I took the road less traveled by...and it made all the difference." Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry for the reference. Will read more about Robert Frost. Thanks for rating.
papercraft70 rated for AMA: Get Stitched on Sep 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Mary for all the bits and pieces you send. I miss travelling so much and the keychain you gave bring a lot of memories. Hugs to you and have a nice day.😁
Response: Thank you for the rating. I am going to do more slow stitching on fabric as I have lots of small scrap fabric. Today was the first time we went out for a day drive into the small towns, it was a great feeling after lockdown. Yeah! Soon you will travel again, look forward to it!
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Comment: Gorgeous! I love the correlated cardboard so very cool! Tysm ❀️
Response: My pleasure, I love these tags, thick and sturdy. So glad you love them. Thank you for rating.
boriquaz rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -August on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: Your ATC came out quite beautiful. I too recently discovered using napkins on ATC's and what a wonderful element they are. Thank you for this. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I do love using napkins, so many fabulous prints out there. Glad you like the ATC.
monsbrick rated for CR: Decorated Paper Bag Letter on Aug 29, 2021
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Comment: Hi Mary, love the painting and depiction of the woman on this bag and the colors are yummy.
Response: Thank you for rating. I enjoyed making the envelop, a fun project for sure!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: What's Your Word 2021- July on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. Love the stitched envelope. This would also be perfect for the Get Stitched swap that is upcoming.
Response: Thank you for rating! I love that style of decorating the envelop. Lots of textures.
Aseret25 rated for CR: Collage ATC or PC on Aug 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Aboriginal art collage! We like to visit art museums on vacation as well. :)
Response: Thank you for rating, aboriginal art is amazing, and we had the fortune to see some great rock art and exhibitions in Northern Territory a few years back.
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Comment: "Third time's a charm." I received both of your beautiful envelopes a day apart. What a great way to use dried baby wipes that you used to clean up paint! An excellent idea! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Yeah! What a relief! It only took since February to get to you. Thank you for being very patient with Australia's postal service. Thank you for rating. Glad you liked them.
boriquaz rated for AMA: FaceTime ATC -July on Aug 4, 2021
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Comment: Very clever way to represent this ATC, thank you for sharing your art with me. Happy Swapping
Response: Thank you for the rating. Glad you liked the ATC. I love that background.
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Comment: Loved your Zines! Let me know if you would like to trade more! Aurora
Response: Thank you for the rating. I would love to trade zines, they are fun to make! I will send you a message. So glad you loved them.
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Comment: Thanks for this excellent PC! I love your gell prints and all the energy on this PC! Thanks too for the extra! I'm amazed it too so long to get to me, but arrived in good condition. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry, wow, your PC must have travelled the world a few times! Or it may have sat in Australia for a while until there was a flight out overseas. We are still limited with flights in and out, unless there is a good reason to go overseas, no-one is going anywhere o/s. Glad you love the PC and feeling the vibe! Thank you for rating.
watercolorgirl rated for AMA: Intl - With One Image on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: I absolutely loved your postcard. So creative and love all the colors. Thank you for making my day.
Response: Thank you! I loved colouring the fish and putting it all together! Thank you for rating.
Angie rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -June on Jun 25, 2021
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Comment: Like washing the car to make it rain, our message exchanges made your lovely package get delivered! Thank you VERY much for the wonderful little envy full of beauty. I love the extras and the ATC is very cool! Thank you very much!!
Response: Yeah, true what you said! Happy all worked out! I love that ATC, I am always experimenting. Thank you for rating and the messages!
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Comment: Thank you for this fun swap - I especially like the sticker paper and will enjoy using it! This envelope definitely took its sweet time on its journey, but it made it!
Response: Wow, mail is slow! Glad you liked it and you finally received it. Thank you for rating!
AmyMarie rated for AMA: Shaped ATC -Ocean on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: Nice ATC! I appreciate the careful packaging and the stamped & colored images. Take care.
Response: Thank you! Glad you like the ATC. I love this series of swaps. Thank you for rating.
erosxart rated for TAGS 2 for 2: BEES on May 28, 2021
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the tags and extra paper bits. They'll be great for decorating. All the textures are really cool! I'm hoping to incorporate something like that for my future projects. Hope all is well with you!
Response: Glad you love the tags. Bees are so beneficial to the garden. Thank you for rating.
LadyTbird rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: NATURE on May 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your ATCs; they are great. It's funny, I had just been reading about gelli prints and thinking I might want to experiment with that, and then I got your cards in the mail! Now I'm inspired to give it a try.
Response: You will love playing with Gelli Prints, I am always learning different techniques. So glad you love the ATCs. Thank you for rating.
Poeprincess rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -May on May 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Mary, for the exotic looking face and the folder you made for it. Love the colors! Thanks for the extras, too.
Response: My pleasure! Orange is my favorite colour. Glad you love my package!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! I love how you collaged this piece! It's so hard to find an elegant dragonfly stamp like this! Most of them are too clunky. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry, so glad you love the PC and it arrived safely. Thank you for rating.

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Comments

user6937 on Sep 15, 2021:

Your Art by Marlene package has arrived and I love the images - thank you so much!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

ktk8 on Oct 17, 2018:

HoWdY and welcome to Swap-Bot....and thank you for working on my pass and paste postcard. It made it home today and is GREAT..... Happy swapping.....

Candyn29 on Mar 10, 2018:

Welcome to swapbot.

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