Swap-bot Time: June 14, 2021 4:28 pm


Date Joined: November 10, 2017
Last Online: June 14, 2021
Birthday: September 2
Country: Switzerland
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Please know that I am a honest and reliable swapper. Please don't give me a bad rating without getting in touch with me first.

Mail can take more than 4 weeks to arrive to overseas. And it can happen that something got lost.

When you didn't receive my swap after 6 weeks I always am willing and happy to resend! I always send my swaps!

Please also be aware that the sent date is not always conformable with the date you see on the post mark. When I get a swap ready (very often in the evenings after a working day) I mark it to be sent. Then I put it into the mailbox the following day after working too. That day mail will not be sent anymore, only the next morning. So it can have a difference of two days (or even more when I put the mail in the box on a Friday evening) from my sent mark to the post mark. Please be aware of this! Thank you.

I am happy with every swap I receive and to be honest, when I receive mail from here, I never take a look at the post mark and compare with the sent date...

About Me

I am a creative soul and big animal lover. In my passport it is written that I am in my early 50thies. But I am still 30 in mind. I live together with my partner and my two sweet cats who are my babies. I'm a HSP and so need a lot of time for myself. Crafting is the best balance to my quite busy and hectic working life. My craft room is my fave place to be. There I feel lucky, surrounded with a smell of papers and rubberstamps. There I can leave the hectic and problems behind. I have been crafting most of my life. It's not a Hobby, but a passion. One of two big passions; the other one is to write letters. It always brighten up my days finding a personal letter in my mailbox next to bills and advertisings.

Favorite Crafts

I have experienced a lot of craft techniques in my past. As my spare time is limited I stuck myself into that what I can best and gives me the most joy; papercrafts!! My heart beats for design papers, clear-/rubberstamps, die cuttings, coloring mediums and embellishments. As I also love to color it's a perfect combination.

I mainly am creating cards, Pocket Letters, Flipbooks, ATC's, postcards. I love to create themed projects and also enjoy to swap artwork with other creative souls.

One of my fave occasion is Halloween and I also love to create with the Prima Dolls.

Things I LOVE to receive

โ˜† Vintage ephemera

โ˜† Bird themed ephemera

โ˜† Nature ephemera (leafs, trees, toadstools etc.)

โ˜† Maritime themed ephemera (fish, boats etc.)

โ˜† Washi Stickers of flowers

โ˜† old bookpages in any language

โ˜† old magazines and newspapers

โ˜† old music pages

โ˜† old advertisings

โ˜† paper doilies

โ˜† vintage lace white/creme

โ˜† junk and travel journal items

โ˜† fabric leftovers

โ˜† old photos

Other things I like

โ˜† postcards - (no ad or cheap Quality!)

โ˜† patterned craft papers (not too thin!)

โ˜† Journaling Cards

โ˜† Tags

โ˜† homemade envelopes

โ˜† clear stamps (no flowers and butterflies)

โ˜† stickers (but no alphabet, childish ones like Disney, Minions, Smiley's, teacher stickers and such)

โ˜† touristic magnets and teaspoons

โ˜† anklesocks (EU size 38) but not too colorful and childish)

โ˜† tote bags

โ˜† fantasy creatures (mermaids, dragons, fairies, unicorns, gnomes and so on)

โ˜† Edition Tausendschรถn postcards

โ˜† Inge Lรถรถk postcards

โ˜† Graphic 45 papers

โ˜† Stamperia papers

โ˜† Tim Holtz items

โ˜† Cats

โ˜† Birds

โ˜† Woodland Animals

โ˜† anything seaside / oceanic

โ˜† children's book Illustrations

โ˜† Halloween

โ˜† my favorite color is turquois

โ˜† I appreciate nice stamps on the envelopes! I am not a collector, but use them for crafts.

Things I DON'T like

Things I don't like (on postcards, letters and everything else):

โ˜† advertising and bad quality postcards

โ˜† anything with religious Symbols

โ˜† fibers

โ˜† dried flowers or leafs

โ˜† photos and cards of Food

โ˜† Washi Samples

โ˜† Jewelry of any kind

โ˜† Make up

โ˜† Edible Items

โ˜† School stuff

โ˜† Disney (with very few exceptions like Bambi and Vintage Disney), Minions, Emojis and childish characters

โ˜† I don't need any more notbooks/bookelets, pens and notecards (except with the themes I mentioned above)

I love things from the ACTION shop and have the possibility to go there now and then. So please don't send me things from there.

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile. I'm excited to receive your swap!

I don't mind if you are late with sending a swap. I understand that life happens and swapping is meant to be fun not stress. Communication is the key ... if you are gonna to be late just let me know via message or email.

Christmas Cards

I just joined a couple of Christmas Cards swaps. You can make me the most happy girl when you send me cards with a vintage Christmas image on the front. Others I love are Woodland animals; deers, foxes... Thank you!


Camiliann rated for VC: Butterflies & Botanicals ATC on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: very pretty with all the neutral colors thank you so much!!
Comment: thank you for the beautiful layer fabric flower.Can't wait to add to my journal.
Sequoia183 rated for YTPC: 2 Spring Tags on May 25, 2021
Comment: These are gorgeous! Thank you
Comment: Hey Karina...thanks for the fun tag style pocket. I really like the pictures that are on the tags. I was also a bit confused when I opened your envelope. I was expecting -2- separate tag pockets but I see that you sewed them together.
Response: Dear Shelia, I'm really sorry I made it not the way as it had to be. I gladly will give it a new try and make you 2 new tag pockets if you want me to. Let me know.
Inesrv rated for FLTN - Scavenger Hunt - SPRING *FLAT* on May 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you Karina for all these goodies. I especially loved the old photo. Have a wonderful Spring! :)
DRMOM rated for VES: A Little of this and that #1 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of papers. I think the map is my favorite. I have very few maps in my collection and this one is so delicate. I love your return address label. Happy swapping.
cmmaldonado rated for VES: Spell V I N T A G E on May 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Karina! Thank you so much for these vintage goodies, I love them and can't wait to use them! Also, I have to say - your handwriting is so pretty! Thanks again! <3
nancybarlow rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket JJ Insert on May 12, 2021
Comment: Oh, Karina, I do love the journal pocket! The stitched ruffle is just terrific. Papers are so interesing. Yes, indeed, this will find a favorite page in my journal. Thank you so much! Happy Spring! May we all have a much better summer than last year. nb
Response: I'm so happy you like what I created for you, Nancy <3 I wish you a happy Spring and all the best too!
Ace330660 rated for YTPC: Junk Journal Foldover Spot on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fold over spots ! I love what you created !
DRMOM rated for VES: Vintage Ephemera Flat Envie #10 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for early communication and lovely assortment of vintage papers. Happy swapping.
Comment: Another beautiful swap from you has arrived today! Thank you for the vintage letters and postcards and the extra vintage goodies too! I will definitely be using all of them in my journals! I use a lot of vintage and antique ephemera in my journals and collages and some things I keep in a binder as a collection. Some things are just too lovely to glue down! haha!! thank you again! I look forward to swapping with you again very soon! xx Gabi
Comment: beautiful swap as always! I love the items you chose for me! These swaps are so much fun. We all get to send and receive so many nice vintage bits for our creations!! Thank you !! 10000 Hearts! xGabi
Gnoe rated for JJJ: Scavenger Hunt #1 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your envelop filled with goodies!
Petaltea rated for YTPC: Collaged Fussy Torn Tags on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: These tags are just gorgeous! and the envelope you sent them in was a piece of art too!! Fantastic! Thank you so much. I will use the tags in my journal. Take care!
Kittybob83 rated for VES: Choose 5.... on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for being my partner!! I LOVE each bit! Your etsy shop looks awesome too! โ™ฅ๏ธ
Curiouskitty rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #7 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Hi! Thank you for your beautifully curated envelope of J.J. supplies! You are great at putting together a fun pack - a little bit of everything! So many wonderful things I can't wait to use. Some favourites are: the Kraft paper items & airmail envelope, postcards, journaling cards and the key playing card. I just started a swap to create a mixed deck with all different cards - I love it. โ™ฅ๏ธ
Response: I am happy that you are happy with everything I sent you <3
Comment: It took a while, but it made it! :) lovely card, hope your xmas was a great one <3!
Comment: Thank you very much, I received your resend today :) I loved the card with the birds. I'll let you know if your first card arrives too, mail has been weird for the last months, so maybe it will show up after all :P
silvermoonsnake rated for Pagan/Wiccan penpal on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the letter! If you don't mind, I will answer in english. (My german is very poor)
Response: Yes of course, English is ok too. I look very much forward to your letter.

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

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sojourner on Jun 20, 2020:

Thank you for your patience

Lucine on Mar 19, 2018:

Welcome to swap-bot!

stonekeepers on Nov 11, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-bot and to the ATCO Group. I also sent you an invitation to the Newbie Helper group where you will find lots of great information about the site and swaps that are friendly to new folks.

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