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Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: May 28, 2023
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of fifty-three with two children; a daughter (25) and a son (22). I work as a comprehensive school teacher and especially love teaching English, maths and litterature. I use Hungarian Varga-Nemenyi-method in teaching maths.

I put a lot of effort on my creations and never send anything trashy, so I hope you will do the same :)! I don´t tolerate any kind of flaking! If you don´t receive anything from me, contact me before rating, please!

If sending me ATCs/APCs, please, try to keep them the right size as I like to store them into pocket sleeves! So NO parts over the edges, please (at least not very much)!

Favorite Books

I love reading and read many kinds of books. Fantasy is one of my favourites; Harry Potters, LOTR, Twilight-saga, True Blood, Vampire Diaries etc. Also books related to history like the ones from Diana Gabaldon fascinate me. Jane Austen, Joanne Harris, Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley and Cecilia Samartin are amongst my favourite authors too, just to name few. I´m not a fan of detective stories, but still like to read books by Agatha Christie, Alan Bradley and Jessica Fellowes, which have murders or other crimes, but no blood or violence and they have a sense of history and "good old times".

Children´s litterature is my passion. Especially the classics; H.C.Andersen, the Grimm-brothers, Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Elsa Beskow and many, many others are my favourites. I collect Moomin-books in different languages. Books with great illustrations attract me the most.

My favourite fairy tales are Little Red Riding-Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Princess and the Pea, Pussy in Boots, SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarfs and Thumbellina just to name few.

I´d like to get more Dr. Seuss-books as they are hard to get here. So far I have "The Cat in the Hat", "Oh, the Thinks you can Think" and "Green eggs and Ham".

I try also to read books for young adults, mostly because of my work, but also as I want to.The Hunger Games-series by Suzanne Collins hooked me immediately. David Almond, Cornelia Funke, Eva Ibbotson, Neil Gaiman and Michael Ende are some of my favourites too, but there are so many good books and so little time to read them.

Favorite Movies

I like Tim Burton-movies. Johnny Depp is my favourite actor :)! Fantasy-movies, romantic ones and historical films are my favourites too.

Favorite Crafts

Especially ATCs, tags, inkboxcards, zines and decorated envelopes are my favourites. I make also altered playing cards (APCs) and journal pages. Recently I´ve found rolos and love to alter them. My rolocard size is 4" x 2,5/8". I´ve made some decos too and one altered book. They look great, but are really a lot of work and at the moment I don´t seem to have the time for them. Button fairies are cool too.

Rubber stamping, collage and mixed media are my favourite techniques. I can´t draw at all, so don´t expect anything drawn from me! I ALSO DON´T LIKE TO RECEIVE DRAWN THINGS, I´M SORRY. I´m usually very easy to please and I´m not picky, but drawn things just are not for me!

I have two art journals based on stamping, collage and mixed media techniques. The theme of my first journal is "Quotes". The page size of this journal is around 5 x 7 inches. Feel free to decorate one side or both, but if decorating both, leave some empty space on the edge, please, so I can tape the page into my book. The other journal is sized 4 x 4 and the theme is "Vintage", so everything with vintage photos, lace, ephemera, doilies, patterned paper etc. is welcomed! This is a journal with loose pages that I bind together with rings, so no thick layers to the left side, please, so I can punch the holes for the rings. And feel free to decorate both sides of the page, if you wish!

Favourite Dogs

I love dogs and almost all animals. My favourite dog-breed is a German shepherd, a dalmatian comes second. I also collect postcards with dogs at work like guide dogs, rescue dogs etc. If you´re sending me pcs with dogs, I prefer realistic ones, not dogs wearing clothes or driving the car etc.

Favourite Places

I enjoy travelling, but haven´t done that very much yet. I hope someday I´ll be rich enough to do that properly (LOL)! My favourite city is London. Also Australia and New Zealand, the USA and Canada are the destinations of my dreams. But what comes to travelling, anything goes. I´ve visited Spain once and I fell in love with that country. Now I´m learning Spanish :)! Other countries I´ve visited are Bulgaria, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia, Belgium, Egypt, Hungary, Greece twice (Rhodes and Crete) and Great-Britain.

Other Hobbies

Swapping ATCs and other paper crafts is my hobby no.1 right now. But I also collect postcards and I´m a postcrosser/ bookcrosser. Reading is so much fun! If you´re sending me postcards, I prefer them in an envelope. But of course written and stamped are welcomed too! I also try to exercise every now and then by cycling, nordic walking and kettlebell. I like baking. Trying new recipes is so much fun!

Themes I like/ collect

Postcards and mail art: Frida Kahlo, children´s book illustrations/ fairy tales/ Alice in Wonderland/ fairies/ London/ German shepherds, dalmatians, dogs at work( realistic ones, please)/ books and reading people/ vintage typewriters/ European robin (the bird)/ Harry Potter/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit

I DON`T LIKE HANDMADE POSTCARDS (meaning postcard-swaps)! I prefer my cards sent naked in an envelope, please!

Only ATCs and mail art: - anything vintage/ time/ text/ quotes/ musical notes/ cemetary angels/ travelling/ oriental, esp. geishas/ birds, nests, eggs/ owls/ ladybirds, dragonflies and all other insects/ pin up-girls/ classic film-stars like Marilyn Monroe/ Spain/ Spanish language/ Mexican loteria-cards/ Frida Kahlo/ Tim Holtz/ vintage Christmas, Halloween and other holidays/ Marie Antoinette

Altered Playing Cards (APCs): Classic Hollywood film stars (men and female)/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/ Alice in Wonderland (books and Tim Burton-movies)/ vintage women and girls/ children´s books and characters/ vintage garden/ vintage school/ Harry Potter PM ME FOR THE SUIT AND NUMBER, PLEASE!


  • anything Frida Kahlo paper items (postcards, magazine/collage images, stamps, stamped images, brochures etc.)
  • postcards (only store-bought)
  • used postage stamps, the older the better (I use them in my crafting)
  • vintage bus tickets and other vintage ephemera
  • ATCs/ APCs /Altered Envies
  • playing cards, NOTE: only poker-sized 2,5"/ 3,5" (single cards are fine as I only use them for crafting)
  • magazines related to rubber stamping or mixed media, my faves are Stamper´s Sampler/Somerset Studios (preferably in English)
  • vintage garden/botanical-themed pictures to use in my garden journal or other crafts
  • images, ads, stickers or any other paper ephemera related to fantasy books
  • Moomin-books in different languages (see the list below)
  • rubber or clear stamps, especially with vintage images, numbers or other themes mentioned above (nothing childish, please)
  • anything Tim Holtz (not very large objects as I mainly make ATCs)
  • anything Steampunk-related
  • Graphic45-papers and any other stuff from that brand
  • washi-stickers and -tapes (no samples, please)
  • teacher-reward stickers in English (not puffy)
  • dresden scraps in any colour
  • napkins/ tissues with nice images I can use in my crafting
  • chocolate from your country (if you happen to send from Belgium, I´m totally in love with Ambiente Schilfertruffels)
  • green or white tea in bags, no loose (flavoured are also welcomed)
  • baking recipes on a decorated page sized 14 x 19cm/ about 5 x 7,5 inches (height x widht) to add into my recipe scrapbook; contact me for more details, I´m happy to swap also
  • vintage lace
  • wooden vintage rulers
  • postcards from Anna-Mari West (from Finland)

PLEASE! DON´T SEND any paper pieces, as I have plenty of them already (except Graphic45). THANKS!

Special wish

As I´ve already mentioned before, I collect Moomin-books in different languages. Here´s a list of the languages I already have. So if you have one not mentioned on the list, I´d be more than happy to do a private trade with you.

Languages I already have: - Karelian - English - Swedish - Estonian - Dutch - Russian - Japanese (big thanks to whiterose) - Lithuanian - French ( a huge thanks to Moineau) - Polish - German (huge thanks to sasasubine) - Hebrew (huge thanks to KSENiA) - Czech (million thanks to marankovazena) - Norwegian (huge thanks to Sassa) - Bulgarian (million thanks to indajani)


Comment: Love your Roly!!! Happy we got partnered this time!
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived this fast and you liked it :)! Great to have you as my partner and hope to ”see” you soon in another swap! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Pirjo-Liisa! I just love how you decorated your inbox card and incorporated the postage person! Thank you for sharing! Warmly, Ginger
Response: So happy to hear that you liked my creation :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
JaneInSD rated for WIYM: Bookpage Watercolor Fodder on Apr 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the GORGEOUS watercolor fodder page. I love it!! The colors are so pretty and I love the black modeling paste that you used. I need to get some of that!! This will go perfectly in my junk journals. I also really appreciate the extra book pages that you included. It's so hard to get foreign language (for me) pages here in the US! Thanks for such a special swap! :-)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart :)! So happy to hear that you liked everything. The paste really gives some special look into your work!
dwolfram rated for Doll House Tag #6 “Haberdasher” on Apr 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the house tag, it's beautiful! I love the fabric and the measuring tape ribbon. Thanks for being my swap partner!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and happy to hear that you liked it :)!
tizzicat rated for Travelling book card #56 on Apr 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: You’re welcome!
dwolfram rated for Queens Elizabeth ATC on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: What a wonderful card, I love it. So many little details! Thank you so much for the tea. It is still cold here, too and the tea was perfect.
Response: So glad to hear that it arrived and you liked it and the tea :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
Snailmail1772 rated for Travelling book card #54 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome and thanks a lot for the heart :)!
fanfive11 rated for Doll House Tag #5 VALENTINE on Feb 15, 2023
Comment: Dearest Pikkis, What a delight to open my mail box on Valentine's Day and see your beautiful pink, Valentine embellished envelope! So exciting :) And your lovely Doll House Tag did not disappoint. An adorable collage of yummy Valentine pinks. The paper doll you used was the perfect choice. Thanks for participating and I look forward to trading with you again soon.
Response: That was a perfect timing then :)! Thanks a lot for your lovely words and the heart! I love this swap series and it’s always so fun to make these tags, including this one. So happy to make you happy!
Comment: Your Dumbledore journal page was brilliant! Love the silver die cut collage to Albus- it reminded me of the silver memory threads he puts into his pensieve, so clever. The teas you sent smell heavenly and I can not wait to try them. I hope we are partners again because your artful envelope was so fun to see in my mail box. xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you for your lovely rating and the heart :)! It was fun making the page and I’m happy you like the result. I got those die cuts, including the silver one, as a gift and it was great to put them into good use. Hopefully we’ll ”see” again!
Mistyinltown rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 23 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: I love this! All the purple, and the vintage image of the little girl! Thank you!
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived safely and you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
Comment: Olala what a beautiful happy mail ! I love this journal page ! TYSM for adding extra stamps in the themes I collect, they are all wonderful and new to me ♥ book suggestion since you like stuff I do : Ransom Riggs with the Miss Peregrine serie is awesome !
Response: Thanks a lot for the lovely rating and the heart :)! So happy to hear that my page arrived this fast and you liked everything! And thanks for the book suggestion; I’ve read the first two of that series and liked them a lot :D!
carol rated for Travelling book card #52 on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Love the stamp! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome!
Comment: Hi Pirjo-Liisa and many thanks for this wonderful holiday doll house tag. I'm so glad you are enjoying these doll house tags as we plan to keep posting new ones. I love how you have done this one - the "Jolly" bingo card in the background is perfect and the man holding the tree was made for this!! Your date circle die cuts are great - have never seen those before, and i love the "snow" flakes you created. Just a wonderful doll house tag in every way! Thank you so much and happy holidays!
Response: Oh, such a sweet and detailed rating from you, thank you so much for it and the heart :)! It’s always great to hear that your work is appreciated and I try to put a lot of effort into my work. So good to know this series is going to continue! Have a cozy Christmas time!
donetta rated for RF: Autumn Rolo with a Raven on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: I am mortified that I failed to rate you for this gorgeous rolo, my friend! I love it, and have already used the cool Halloween paper napkin you included. Your artwork is always so vibrant and full of life...I feel happy just looking at it! Thank you for being a wonderful swap partner.
Response: No worries my friend, things happen :)! Just happy to know that it has arrived safely and you could use the napkin. Thanks a lot for the sweet rating and the heart!
sherylk3 rated for Travelling book card #51 on Nov 8, 2022
Comment: Where the Crawdads Sing is a great book - thank you for the tea.
Response: You’re welcome and thanks a lot for the heart :)!
Comment: Sorry late rating you.Love the house thanks so much.You are very clever.
Response: It’s okay, just relieved to hear that it has arrived :)! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: The Queen and Paddington: what a lovely couple! And so 2022. "Thank you Ma'am for everything" A lot of fruity and creamy smell came out of the envelope. I love Nordqvist!
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating and the heart :)! So happy you liked my sending!
JBFR rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Bird on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Wow, wow, wow, I love how you made this wonderful inkbox card! thank you so much ! and very beautiful envelope too!Thank you for the wonderful stamps!
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived safely and you liked everything :)! Thank you for the kind rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the very cute inbox catds.I love them.
Response: You’re welcome :)! Happy to hear that! Thanks a lot for the heart!
MuggleMom rated for Travelling book card #49 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the yummy teas and I loved that you made the envie Harry Potter - for our mutual love of the books!! I have read the Maze Runner books - I hope you like the ending! I will safely set your book card free next round! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating and the heart :)! And yes, I did like the ending of the trilogy but many horrible things happened before that.

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user6937 on Feb 9, 2023:

Pirjo-Liisa, your ATCs have arrived as part of our exchange on Instagram. I'm glad you liked the pc's I sent for your ABC-book project and I love the ATCs you've sent in return! Will comment there, too.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

phillaine on Apr 6, 2021:

for the thoughtful surprise happy mail! ♥ Your envelope is gorgeous mail art and will be going up in my studio. It was so thoughtful of you to send my favorite, poppies, and so many fun designs on the playing cards. This was a delightful and unexpected treat. I appreciate you and your kindness and wish you all the best. ♥

susieq11 on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you very much for so many awesome postcards for Make A Wish January! I love them! The shar-pei! Deer! Huskies! Collies! They are amazing and I’m super grateful!!! : ) Pretty envelope and stamps too - such nice happy mail!

anicka22 on Jan 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the amazing wish for make a wish: the envie is so beautiful, I will treasure it! And the content is sooo lovely. Thank you very, very much!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Gwillisinc on Nov 22, 2020:

Hope you had a lovely Birthday!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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