Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 6:58 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: May 9, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: Australia

About Me

If you have me for a partner, please try to use real stamps when you post. I like to collect them or use them in projects!

I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am in three Australian Facebook swap groups, which have been a lifesaver in 2020. Prior to COVID-19, I attended lots of craft fairs and retreats and workshops all round Australia, but they were mainly cancelled in 2020. Ive been able to go to local ones for the past few months, but not willing to travel in case we have to go into lockdown again. My favourite colour is ORANGE and I use it a lot in my craftwork. When I make things for others I like to use colours they like, but I usually put in a little bit of orange somewhere - like a “signature”!

I work in a vet clinic but I am semiretired - cos I need more time for crafting!

Update JAN 2021 - if you are looking for something to send me in a Swap, I really like Halloween stuff, so if you come across any post halloween sales keep me in mind,, especially any paper or crafting stuff. We don’t get a lot of craft halloween stuff in Australia.

RE VINTAGE FAIRYTALE GROUP SWAPS - I like everything, but DRAGONS are my fave!

Favorite Movies

My favourite movie series is STARWARS. I love them all. JAN 2021 I have watched season two of the Mandalorian - it was great. We now know the child’s name- it is Grogu. I am a bit sad though since Grogu left with Luke. Is he coming back??? My favonurite characters are the child (Grogu) and BB8 (cos he’s cute and ORANGE!) i also like Yoda, Chewbacca, the Ewoks, C3PO, R2D2 and Mando. I enjoy action movies with lots of speed, guns and explosions. I especially like it when good wins, even if they have to bend the law to do it. Loved the Dirty Harry movies. I like movies that have a lot of sequels, cos I like to see what happens next in the lives of the characters. My other favourite movie series are lethal weapon, mad max, fast and furious, twilight, alien, kill bill, Love any movies with The Rock or Sean Connery Don’t like scary movies. I loved the twilight movies - still haven’t finished reading the books - I’m more of a movie watcher than a book reader - except for craft books of course! I quite liked the two guardian of the galaxy movies and the Star Trek movies. I liked the terminator movies. My favourite all time actor is Sean Connery (RIP). I love action heroes : The Rock - he’s so cool and funny! Clint Eastwood - the rebellious hero type. Daniel Craig - another guy who bends the rules for justice. John Wayne - the ultimate cowboy. Jason Statham - driver extraordinaire! Vin Diesel- - Fast and Furious! More to come... Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, Jet Li..........I’m still thinking

Favorite Television

I’m a bit addicted to police type shows - NCIS, CSI, SVU, Macgyver, diagnosis murder, lethal weapon, tin star,, criminal minds I like the European ones on SBS Ondemand. It’s great because they are in foreign languages so they have subtitles - which is great for deafies like me! Haven’t really been a Trekkie, but have recently started watching season one and it’s a bit addictive! I like watching the old shows that are on 10 Bold. I don’t watch reality shows - I see too much of them just watching the adds! I LOVED Game of Thrones! Didn’t read the books, although I have listened to the audiobook for the first one. My fave characters were Arya and Daenerys and the dragons and of course, the tormented Jon Snow! Vikings was a favourite for the first few seasons, but I didn’t watch it so much after Ragnar died. I have however started watching “raised by wolves” so I’m getting my Travis Fimmel fix now! I also like “The Boys” Jan 2021 - I am currently rewatching the series Scorpion. Feb 2021 - finished the four seasons of Scorpion, and now rewatching GOT. Just realised that the actor playing Walter O’Brien also played the Dothraki who was beheaded.

Favorite Music

I like country and pop music. I like music where you can understand the words. My record collection Is mainly from my teenage years and includes: Slim Dusty, Kenny Rogers, ABBA, ONJ, ELO, Sherbet, Leif Garret, Cold chisel, Chad Morgan (the sheik from scrubby creek) Grease soundtrack, Xanadu soundtrack, Meatloaf Then we changed to CDs and I have boxes of them. I am slowly putting them onto my computer so I can give away the CDs and have more room for craft stuff!

I’m not into music that you can’t Understand the words.

I really like Adele’s voice.

Favorite Books

My favourite books are my art journals and craft books. The last set of novels i read were the twilight series, and I didn’t finish them!. I’m not really a fiction book fan. I have a big book collection, but they are mainly information type books. Every now and then I’ll get a small book, often about “life improvement”. Just getting back into Wicca - have to see if I can find my old books!

Favorite Crafts

I love Sewing, scrapbooking (also known as “chat booking” when you are at a retreat!) art journalling, making “off the page” stuff with fabric and paper and loads of embellishments. I like to sew small projects that I can get finished. I have a lot of UFO (unfinished objects) quilting things. I prefer to use the quilting techniques and make them into bags! I have too many bags! But really, can a person have too many bags? I’ve just found Heidi Swapp’s memory files and am going to give them a go - I like the thought of not being restricted to a 12 x12 page! I like making ATCs and pocket letters. I have just got a memory dex And am looking forward to embellishing the cards. I love experimenting with pop ups in my journals and am working on a pop up treasure chest - it’s a Slow, long term project for when I’m not working on swaps or challenges. I do at least 4 or 5 swaps a month, with the FB swap groups that I am in. It’s really good fun making things for others and then receiving surprises in the mail! I belong to four local crafty groups and we meet weekly to monthly- most of them have omly just restarted since lockdown began in March. I like to mix up my crafts - which is probably why I love art journalling so much. I like the freedom of using loose pages and then binding them when I have enough to make a book.. It also means I can use lots of wet product because the back sides of the pages are not seen, so it doesn’t matter that stuff leaks Through to the other side.

My other faves!

I love CHIHUAHUAS and TURTLES (especially those with feet /claws. At the moment I have two chis and 3 Northern Yellow faced turtles, yellow rainbow fish, long armed Shrimp, some redclawed yabbies, guppies and a couple of red scats. My big news of Jan 2021 is that we have quite a few hatchlings - the turtle eggs have been hatching!! One of the chis and all of the turtles were rescues - a side effect of the job! I am a bit obsessed about BEES! Actually a lot obsessed about them - we need them to survive! I like ASIAN DRAGONS - they don’t have wings. I like GARDENING when the weather permits! My favourite colour is ORANGE!! I’m often called “orange Julie”. I Really like STEAMPUNK And I try it but I’m not so good at getting the effect I want. My stuff just looks too clean and I want the grungy look. I think that stems from my love of maths and wanting things to be straight and mathematically correct like if I divvy up a page, the margins have to be equal, but I am trying to let that go a bit.


So as I have been doing a lot more swaps and I’m wanting to know what kinds of things to send, I have found wish lists very useful, so I thought I would start one.

A - autumn stuff and autumn colours, animals

B- BEES- I LOVE bees

C- CHIHUAHUAS my favourite breed of dog.

Culture - I like learning about other cultures.

THE CHILD from the mandalorian, now we know his name is Grogu - papers, stickers washi. Anything flat.

Christmas - any kind of paper items.

Chameleons - love all the bright colours they come in!

D- dragons (Asian type, game of thrones dragons, Eragon, & how to train your dragons type - now that I’ve reread that, I’d say I like dragons with names!)


E- ephemera (old fashioned things, travel, Christmas, Halloween)

F- frogs,


G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting

H- HALLOWEEN - love anything Halloween cos we can’t get much in australia!

Handmade - I love nicely handmade items.

I- Indian art (the Native American kind) visited the museum in DC and just about wanted everything in the shop!



L- lizards

M- MANDALORIAN (especially Mando and the child, Grogu)

Mushrooms - paper, stickers, postcards, anything flattish


O- ORANGE. stuff - my favourite colour!

Ocean floor - things that are found on the ocean floor, either natural or manmade (creatures or shipwrecks)

P- postcards,

postage stamps on swap envelopes - I’m a collector.

Papers for all sorts of papercraft

Pomeranians - coming in a very close second for favourite breed.




R- religious stuff - I like to learn about the different religions of the world.

S- STARWARS (very big fan - only movie that I have had to line up around the block for back in 1976),


Sea animals


T- TURTLES (with claws or feet, Northern Yellow faced turtles are my fave)


V- Vikings

W- water animals (ocean and freshwater)






I’m willing to try any tea. I DO NOT drink coffee - it makes me feel nauseous.

I really like T2 teas. My favourite ones are creme brûlée and pumping pomegranite. I have large tins of these, so please dont send them to me. I like to make up big jugs of iced tea as I live in a very hot place!

If we are swapping tea, I would appreciate fruity teas or chai latte - wherever I travel, I like to try new flavours.

I have just found out that we can’t send any foodstuffs from australia to overseas, so I will have to look for local tea swaps!


I like all kinds of postcards, EXCEPT those that are offensive or with scantily clad people.

I would love any postcards related to anything I’ve mentioned in my profile. I especially would like ones that we don’t get in australia.

I like any kinds of vehicles ( air, land, sea or space)

animals (especially from your country)

maps, bridges, lighthouses

cultural or religious (especially with a little story about the pic)

touristy (from other countries)

movie stars (especially the ones I’ve mentioned in my profile).

Chihuahuas, pomeranians, turtles, dragons or bees


Any shape or size is OK

event postcards - we can’t get them in australia - Halloween, Christmas, st Patrick’s day, Easter, and any other holidays or celebrations, even if they are local.

Bookish or historical postcards

My favourite colour is orange - if you find any nice orange postcards, I’d love to receive them!


suepier rated for PH: Lighthouse (Blank or Naked) #7 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful lighthouse postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Brisbane. I love it. I enjoyed reading your story. Thank you for sharing.
suepier rated for Map postcard from my state/country! on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Australia.
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Obsessed #4 on May 8, 2021
Comment: I noticed the care you put into packaging the swap. What fun playing cards (there were the 10 cards in 3 bags but labeled #1, #2, and #4). I like the postcards you included and appreciate the note you wrote. Take care.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards, They went right into my collection. ❤️❤️❤️ I loved them all:)
Writercat rated for Found Image Postcard - INTL on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful found illustration of one of Cicely Mary Barker's fairies. I do love her illustrations. I even bought myself a book of fairy postcards. Love this card! All the best to you! Cathy/Writercat
mary17 rated for St Patricks Headlines on May 7, 2021
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for great swap, I really enjoyed it. It was such a novelty seeing a newspaper from the other side of the world.🌏 The temperatures where you live are bit warmer then where I live😂. The funny thing is, there was also a picture of a horse on the front page of the newspaper I sent to my swap partner😀. I loved reading your note in green pen :) Thank you so much for postcard, writing paper and envies, so thoughtful.
kizzlets rated for Doodle-a-Day March on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, I will be using your zentangle doodles for inspiration. I have to create a zentangle doodle page for a journal swap, thank you for giving me ideas! Oh yes, and much appreciated for the llama and owl stickers!
xninolax rated for 4 Map Postcards #3 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing swap with awesome map cards and even some extra vintage ones. I loved reading your note about your pet turtles. Wish I could see them :D Hope they grow safe and well. Thanks for taking care of them and big hug from the other side of the world, Nina
HollyBear rated for Book Im reading 5 international on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I will get it moved in the next round. Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the awesome PCs and notecard you sent. It is pretty humid here during the warmer months, so I can definitely relate to the instant sweating. I love your cousin's notecard. I took a peek at her website, her art is beautiful.
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Find four #13 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the lovely package.
Maddashin rated for PSH: Animal Scavenger Hunt #6 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Love the postcards They are really nice The facts in some are great. Love Australia Hope I get there some day Thanks 🤩
Rockmask rated for Alphabet ATC - Q on May 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Julie! Thank you for the wonderful happy mail! I was very excited to see the bug stickers and postcards. I love the ATC, it’s super creative! I’ve never heard of a quoll before, so it’s interesting to see🖤
MelissaLB rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Such interesting flowers. I also love orchids. Enjoy your extra time in the garden.
KIllerMal rated for Self-printed Postcards on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and interesting card, the lizard has such a cute little face <3
Comment: Thank you so much, for the wonderful selection of animal postcards from your country ! I love them so much!
trailsanddreams rated for Bit of History PC #12 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and bit of history about the Barracks Arch. How interesting to learn about this!
loverofpostcards rated for Postcard Trifecta #2 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Hope the little turtle is okay.
Comment: Thanks! I actually didn't have most of those. Thanks for the postcards as well :)

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Burger1girl on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmarks! I love them!

Rainydancer on Mar 28, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

simcoe54 on Mar 13, 2021:

Thanks for the 2 postcards that you sent me. I love them!!!!

FranciscaKarsono77 on Mar 9, 2021:


Meisje on Feb 10, 2021:

Happy Valentines day



FranciscaKarsono77 on Jan 11, 2021:

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyy Julie!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Meisje on Dec 22, 2020:

Merry Christmas


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