Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 9:25 am


Date Joined: September 4, 2007
Last Online: May 20, 2013
Birthday: April 14
Country: United Kingdom

About Me


English female who currently lives in southern England but not close enough to the sea for her liking (I grew up by the sea).

I like the colour purple and to this you can add emerald green and blue (think peacock feather here) or turquoise ... I love the way they go together. They are also very good individually - especially the purple. One of my crafting mates says what I like is contrast.

If I had to choose an animal it would be a tiger, though I do confess that I also have a soft spot for Sand Cats (Felis margarita harrisoni) as they are very cute. If we go under the sea then I think that sea horses are amazing creatures. I also like ladybirds - the traditional "red with black spots" ones of childhood stories and rhymes.

And because I saw this on some other profiles I thought I would add the following: if you want to send extras then please do not send food or perfumed items. However, things like an unusual bead, button (the sewn on variety, not badges), a length of ribbon or thread would make me very happy.

Favorite Crafts

I have made stuff ever since I was little, mostly self taught and I usually try out a new technique each year (e.g. in 2006 I learnt how to wet-felt).

Textile crafts are the thing I do most with my free time - this includes, at various frequencies, patchwork, quilting, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, chain stitch embroidery and other things which don't come to mind at present. I love to make braid - tabletweaving, kumhimo, whip-cord, finger-looping, Danish 12-strand flat braid and so on. Goldwork (metal thread embrodiery) was something I wanted to do for years and in 2006 I finally started exploring it - I am currently waiting to start my City & Guilds Level 2 course in the subject, having passed my Level 1 with "flying colours" (according to my tutor).

Paper crafts - I like to make my own cards (and presents for that matter) and so have learnt many techniques over the years, which I often revisit, to create them. Generally my birthday cards have a theme for the year which gives me a chance to explore - for 2008 it was fish and I used ink-and-salt, cross stitch, vellum embossing and needlelace techniques ... I even had a go at using Fimo for the first time but I need a LOT more practise with this suff!

Favorite Movies

13th Warrior, The Captive Heart, Highlander, Strictly Ballroom, The Fifth Element, Frida, Dogma, Shrek

Series: Priates of the Carribean, India Jones, Star Wars (esp. IV-VI)

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek

Favorite Books

Historical murder mysteries. Craft books. Authors I like to read and re-read: Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett and Jane Austin.

Favorite Television

Series: Criminal Minds, Doctor Who, Firefox, Midsomer Murders, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, NCIS, New Tricks, Sharpe, Silent Witness

Detectives: Lord Peter Wimsey, Miss Marple, Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Roderick Alleyn

Others: David Attenborough, Prof. Brian Cox, Dr Lucy Worlsey, Nicholas Crane (map man), real forensic, cookery and wildlife programmes, University Challenge and Only Connect

Favorite Music

This section will always be a work in progress.

Peter Gabriel (including when he was in Genesis) and Kate Bush - loved both of them since my teens.

Bellowhead, Blowzabella, Bon Jovi, Chris Conway, Duffy, Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Heart, Mich Sampson, Mika, Mumford & Sons, N'Early Music Consort, Nigel Eaton, Paloma Faith Runrig, Shooglenifty, The Waverley Consort

Swaps and tags

SWAPS: Current swaps:

2009 swaps with posting deadlines passed:

November Sender's Choice ATC Swap (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/45496): flaked by denisecouser (partially suspended ID)

Purple Fat Quarter Swap (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/21705): Flaked on by ArtGirl (partially suspended ID) / Angeled by Mystmaiden

Swaps with posting deadlines in 2008:

September Senders' Choice ATC (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/17336). Not received from: CherryBlossom (ATC never arrived)

Swaps with posting deadlines in 2007:

Yule or Winter Solstice Card Swap (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/7784). Not received from: Ruby Green (item never arrived)

Pink in October! - Breast Cancer Awareness month (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/8057). Flaked on by SueFitz (suspended ID)


I do not send "extras" with my swaps to earn hearts. I spend my time and effort creating a special piece of art that I want to speak for itself.

I do not guarantee that you will receive a heart for sending an "extra", unless it is very profile-specific. Hearts are reserved for those who put special thought and time into swapping (especially the hand made items) ... and often I give the heart sometime after the initial rating when I have had a chance to enjoy and appreciate the object(s).


Comment: umm...where is the button to give more than one heart? Two meticulous ATCs individualy wrapped, with a note about the inspiration? Wonderful! I love your "sticker slapping" concept. Thank you very much for sending these to me. Kristen
ollie rated for July Sender's Choice on Jul 31, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly ATC.
MissAndree rated for July Sender's Choice on Jul 22, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the very pretty ATC.
kellylynn9 rated for June Senders Choice on Jul 2, 2010
Comment: Awesome ATC! I just love it!! You are very talented! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments and for the heart.
ollie rated for June Senders Choice on Jul 1, 2010
Comment: I love this cave painting ATC! The minute I saw it, it became one of my favorites. Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you like it and thank you for the heart.
chris4art rated for May Senders Choice on Jun 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful ATC, I love it!!
Comment: Lovely cards, the stitched one is especially gorgeous! Thank you!
katgal40 rated for May Senders Choice on Jun 4, 2010
Comment: thanks for the cool butterfly you sent me...love the technique, very nice !!!
Response: Glad you liked it. The design makes a brilliant card too. Thank you for the heart.
nickers76 rated for April Senders Choice on May 7, 2010
Comment: WOW, I love the two ATC's that you made, they are simple, yet STUNNING. thank you so much for the extras. If I could give you more hearts I would, a perfect package.
Response: Thanks for the lovely comment. It is pleasant to hear ones creations are appreciated.
loubie rated for April Senders Choice on Apr 28, 2010
Comment: Wow! I LOVED my personalised card! Not only that...but the extra one you made (I really DO love red) and the tow toher ATCs! Thanks So much
Garrent rated for March Senders Choice on Mar 25, 2010
Comment: I love the concept of the leftover leaves ATC. It turned out beautifully, thanks!
blueackerson rated for March Senders Choice on Mar 25, 2010
Comment: Lovely ATC, thanks
raven rated for February Senders Choice on Feb 21, 2010
Comment: I am always thrilled to get one of your atc's I know they will be great before I even open the envelope..And it is, I love it, what a great way to use the ribbon..Your art is always so creative and talented and it really shows on this card...Thank you so very much..
evieroz rated for February Senders Choice on Feb 19, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the atc, I like it...but...I keep looking for some kind of picture on it.
Comment: Thanks for such a generous selection!
Comment: Thanks alot for the Green ATC's!! I like the stitching :)
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful selection of papers, I can't wait to use them all.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful cards. They are green in both the literal and figurative sense. I am sorry my purple swap has not yet arrived. I know that mail from the US to the UK can take a couple of weeks. Let me know when you get it.
Comment: Loved the purple ATCs... particularly the zentangle... thank you for your art and the detailed explanation on the back... wonderful!
Comment: Your ATC's were done so well, I really liked that you had put the details on the back how they were made. Thanks

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MichelleWillow on May 11, 2013:

Thank you for awesome doll and lovely ATCs for CPG Pick 2 tag game! ♥

raven on Oct 5, 2010:


PhoenixLM on Sep 2, 2010:

A belated (due to confusion on my part) thank you I love the Castle stamp & the paper & stickers they are super neat. Sorry for the confusion.

Toupti on Aug 3, 2010:

I just want to say

for the wish granted. The images are beautiful and I'll probably try some recipes, looks so good. Also, a big thank you for the latches. =D

moosemama on Jul 30, 2010:

I LOVE the pretty book thong you sent for the CP Group! Talyn

chocololic on Jul 26, 2010:

Hi, thanks for the very cool bookmark for CPS July wishlist! very pretty!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 26, 2010:

Thank you for the used postage stamps from my July wishlist at Cheap Postage!

PhoenixLM on Jun 9, 2010:

I'm glad you are enjoying my recipes & doodle :) & can still use the baggies. Did I include my recipe for Rum Balls? I used the vanilla crisp recipe (vanilla wafers) to make the Rum Balls yummier LOL Yes I used to love cooking cookies, cakes, breads you name it & I'll try it. LOL Currently we are on a low carb diet so I stopped baking (can't help but "taste" what I make)

OnceInABlueMoon on May 19, 2010:

Hey there - I received your CPG wishlist item today - a set of betweens for quilting - thank you SO much, these are perfect! I'm all set now for sure!! Thank you for the thoughtful gift.

Kimbeewa on May 19, 2010:

Awww...thank you very much for the stickers! I love them and have added them to my collection ♥

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