Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 2:01 pm


Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: December 1, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: Australia

About Me

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

Also, I always wrap my swaps in a little plastic bag inside the envelope to protect them from getting wet, except for naked postcards. Its not that I don't love the earth, but I would hate for my partner to be disappointed by a ruined wet swap!

For my AMA: WHATS YOUR WORD partners, my word for 2021 is “Turtle”

UPDATE June 2021 - I have had a few swaps returned to me by our postal service. They have told me i can only send “documents” as letters, which means only paper stuff. I had two returned because I had put in a teabag, even though they were still really flat and one because I had put some ribbon and braid in it. Ive been told no metal or fabric either. This is making it very challenging when making crafty items as I cant use fabric, ribbons or cords.

I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am a workshop junkie!

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, and DRAGONS are my fave! The fairytales from my childhood are: Snowwhite & the 7 dwarves; little red riding hood; hansel & gretel; cinderella; the snow queen; peterpan & tinkerbell; rapunzel; sleeping beauty, etc.

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! 20 may 2021 Just got three new books by Arin Murphy-Hiscock - they had quite a collection at the bookshop!🧙

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 like making my own postcard sized pieces more so than ATCs because i can fit more on them, but i still make ATCs because they come up more in swaps, and i belong to an Aussie ATC swap group. 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 off the page 3D stuff, but am restricted to flatmailfor international swaps. Ive become a swapbot addict - 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. 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!! May 2021 - 4 baby turtles have survived! The turtles were all rescues - a side effect of the job! This year is the first successful breeding. 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.


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, especially old/ancient cultures.

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

Christmas - any kind of flat or paper items.

Chameleons - love all the bright colours they come in!

Cryptids - since finding out what they are through swapbot swaps, i am quite addicted to them and have been collecting quite a few books. Id love anything flattish - papers, stickers, cloth badges, postcards, postage stamps, stamped images.

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)

 Egyptian things (Ancient)

F- frogs,


G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting

H- HALLOWEEN - love anything Halloween but 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, lycans

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

Mushrooms - paper, stickers, postcards, anything flattish

N-Napkins - the paper type. Love ones with cool pictures on them - anything from my profile. I use them in my papercrafting

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 1977)


Sea animals


Samurai - old prints, cards, anything flat or paperish

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


V- Vikings, Vampires

W- water animals (ocean and freshwater), werewolves






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! May 2021 - Update! We can send tea/food but it has to go as a parcel and that starts at $21 for postage, so sadly, that excludes me from international tea swaps. Before i found out, i popped some into envies, but some were returned and that’s when i found out they had to go as parcels. Its all so confusing as the website still says no foodstuffs!


I like all kinds of postcards, EXCEPT those that are offensive or with nude/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, old buildings

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. Would love to get unusually shaped ones.

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

Bookish or historical postcards

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


Rainydancer rated for SSM: Collaborative artwork #15 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: thanks so much!
chimerix rated for SSM: Halloween ATC on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Guess what just showed up? Your ATC and I love it. And thank you so much for the dragon paper and postcard too! I love everything you sent. Aloha!
KarlaKC rated for Christmas Postcard swap #4 on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Your postcard arrived today! Thank you, Julie! That was thoughtful to enclose it in a plastic sleeve. 😊
Response: Funny thing about that. Aust post has cheaper postage for greeting cards in nov and dec. I am required to write “card only” on it and it is meant to be in an envelope! The first batch i sent the lady said she would accept, but they should be in an envelope. I usually only send handmade ones in the clear plastic, but i thought this way i get to have them stamped and postmarked and protected! Im glad you liked that.
baseri rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Hello and Happy Holidays Julie - I was delighted to get your postcard - lovely! And love your stamps. A keeper for sure! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Dale
Response: Im glad you liked it! I had to use the new christmas stamp! Thankyou for the heart!
teddygirl rated for AS: Mini Pocket Letter on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Hi Julie....your amazing pocket letter has arrived, what a great idea! I absolutely loved it and I love the autumn theme! Hope your turtles are ok? No crocs around I hope lol...thanks for the teas and washi samples 😁 I might use your idea if I may for the different style of pocket letter?! Ohhh I loved the teddy bear...its gorgeous he is sitting on my TV buffet under the lamp, please forgive that I forgot to mention it! I'm sorry 😞 but I do love all your swaps...take care xxxx
Response: You are very welcome! I love combining sewing and papercraft. I recently bought a tiny sewing machine from spotlight that i can take to scrapbooking retreats and stitch my papers. Craft is for sharing - i dont like cutting up the 9 pocket, and the coordinator gave us the freedom to make our own pockets! Im so glad you liked the bear - i just love Carla’s bears. Thankyou for the heart!
lovenita rated for Playing Card Surprise #4 on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cards! I’ve never gotten any handmade cards!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!
BloomingRoses rated for AS: Bought Christmas Ornament on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Two swaps in one & so beautifully wrapped 🌺 How cute are those three ornaments.Perfect for my tree. Thankyou so much. 🌺
Response: Im glad you liked them. Thankyou for the heart!
Comment: Wow!!!!! Your ornament was amazing!! So creative. 🌺 I’m eventually going to try and recreate it. I loooove handmade ornaments and my tree is very eclectic. Wrapped beautifully too. A lovely swap ……thanks again. 🌺
Response: Glad you liked it. Any chance you could email a photo of your tree when youve decorated it?
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and inserts. I enjoyed reading about your rescue turtles. We get that same awful humidity here, most of the year.
Response: Weve started to get rain. Its 10.20am here in Darwin and i can hear thunder outside! Thankyoufor the heart. So far we have just three hatchlings this season- they have come earlier than we were expecting! We check the outdoor pond between dusk and dawn every day!
Comment: Hi! I got the card today! Thank you so much, I love it! My only handmade card for Halloween! We didn't have any trick or treaters, but I was able to see Hocus Pocus at a local historic theatre, and that was so much fun!
Response: Glad you liked it. I watched hocus pocus at home this year! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Julie, Thanks a lot for the extra postcards. I love them ; they are new for my collection Take safe !
Response: Glad youliked them. Thanks for the heart!
mymerakidesk rated for ⛄️ Huge Christmas Swap on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty wrapped gifts. I’m sure will like all you prepared. I feel like Christmas is already here, can’t wait to open each of them! Take care. ☃️
Response: Youre very welcome!! Ive just received the hush puppies! No sure if im patient enough to wait! ❤️❤️❤️
ÇisnerosV rated for SWAS: Samhain Greetings on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card, Washi samples and stickers.
Response: Youre welcome. I hope they come in useful!
TabbyJay rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 14 on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcards! I love Australia and have the pleasure of visiting three times, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. <3
Response: Youre welcome! You shall have to include the northern territory next time you visit!
Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous Halloween card and stickers! I love the poem too!
Response: Youre welcome!
FeetInTheSoil rated for AS<3: QUICK 3×3 swap! on Nov 14, 2021
Comment: What a sweet and generous selection! Did you make the cards yourself 😍 they are so pretty! I hope you had a wonderful retreat, way a great reward for those two little jabs I bet! Hope to swap with you again soon 💐
Response: Oh dear, i cant remember which cards i sent. I think they are the ones i made at the retreat. Thankyou for the heart.
Comment: Adorable APC! And thanks for the extras!
Response: Gld you like him! Thanks for the heart.
catlingmex rated for Christmas Postcard swap #2 on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: Lovely card with wonderful stamps and note. Thank you!
Response: Youre welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the note and the star wars stickers - they are super cute!! You don't see things like that often here in NZ. All the best!
Response: “This is the way” Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a lovely card and thank you for the extra's!
Response: Youre welcome, thanks for the heart!

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myancey on Nov 22, 2021:

Thanks thank you I really appreciate all u sent. Have a good day!

carol on Sep 8, 2021:

Wow! Thanks so much for your work on my "still life" pass & paste. I love how it came out and I really love your pocket folder!

watercolorgirl on Aug 30, 2021:

Thank you so much for finishing my pass and paste # 85 card and mailing it home to me. I always enjoy receiving your art work. Hope you are doing well.

weatherwax on Jul 26, 2021:

Congratulations to 1 year Swab-bot :)

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!!!

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