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SurfinNan

SurfinNan
Date Joined: January 7, 2021
Last Online: June 24, 2021
Birthday: August 11
Country: Australia

About Me

I like learning and doing all sorts of crafts. For instance I have done card making, pottery, sewing, cooking, acrylic painting, origami, actually all sorts of paper crafts, wood burning, woodworking. I live alone with a cat. We tolerate each other. She likes being alone and outside while I like dogs better. Not little, yappy ankle biting creatures but dogs such as Kelpie or Labrador. My home is in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. I have travelled around Australia and overseas but am glad I live where I live. Apart from crafts I have a passion for Genealogy, mainly as Family History delving into the lives and locations of my ancestors and their extended families. I have five children and four grandchildren. I am separated from my husband and have been for nearly as long as we were marred. Have though kept a cordial relationship going. Don't know what else to say about me. I have written more than I would actually say as I am usually a person of few words, brevity is what I think its called. Perhaps in another window or two will put my likes and dislikes. If I remember to save as I didn't before.

Favorite Music

I like a range of music from classical to contemporary. I think I am more definite on what I don't like - head banging type music like techno and grunge, some Jazz makes my skin shiver which irritates me. I am not keen on rap although I have been known to like an Eminem number. Opera can get a bit much when you don't understand what's going on with the words.

Favorite Books

My all time favourite would be the late Sir Terry Pratchett and his Discworld books. Following that would be Tolkien's "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings Trilogy". George R.R. Martin's 'Game of Thrones" were great until the TV series took the magic away. I also like Historical fiction, true stories, some biographies. Once I used to read everything including dictionaries and telephone books, now a days I am lucky to read at all. Perhaps when have found the ideal story line.

Favorite Movies

Don't watch many movies can not sit down long enough, get bored. First movie I remember watching was at the drive-in and it was "Hatari", now that is showing my age bracket. I grew up with "Sound of Music", "Mary Poppins", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "Fiddler on the Roof". Sometimes I will get comfy on the couch and watch a movie, especially if its cold outside and inside. Snuggle under an electric throw over and I'll stay there all day, binge watching. I do not like the cold, today its 40 dec C which is getting a bit on the warm side. At least I can sit at computer typing all this.

Favorite Television

Wat ever I think is good I watch, actually record and then watch at my leisure. Just finished watching mini series "The Third Day" wasn't too bad with Jude Law in it. I watch the Australian ABC News, documentaries, sometimes those ones about axe murderers and the neighbours you would not want to live next to, although I do have my own personal story of knowing a couple who were convicted of murders. The way you need to investigate forensically your ancestors lives for Family History can be like police investigating cold cases. I do not like these reality shows like Big Brother, Housewives of (insert place name here) and all those shows where celebrities do all sorts of things from acting badly when trying to survive or doing stupid things to illicit a laugh. Until recently I loved Dr Who but the last two were not to my liking though any Doctor is better than none.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts which would include origami, card and tag making, paper dolls, models like houses and at present Junk Journals. Although I do not actually do journaling. Pottery/Ceramics hand built items, not very good but hey its fun playing with mud. Acrylic painting I just splash paint on and something happens, I have no technique but I do enjoy the process especially using my hands instead of a brush. When I was in high school got kicked out of the dressmaking classes so am now self taught, do things my way and it all works out for the best. Have made children's clothes, toys and other interesting things like costumes. I had the same effect on the Cooking teacher, although she did compliment me saying I may not do things the correct way but my white sauce was the only one that actually looked and tasted as it should. Didn't last long in that case either. I taught myself to make many things, all you need to know is the basic method for making certain categories then do it your own way. Two crafts I have tried , tried and tried again and am all thumbs and awkwardness is knitting and crocheting. Just can not get the hang of it, definitely not a relaxing craft for me. I admire those who can whittle away the hours watching TV constructing an item.

Favourite Themes

Favourite colours are those that represent the earth, sky and sea which probably takes in all of them. Blues and browns probably would be my most used where pink and purples I like occasionally. I'll try to list themes that I like:- Australiana, Indigenous, Japanese, Asian, Steampunk, Animals, Lizards, Bugs and Butterflies, Birds, Wildflowers, Roses, Violets and Pansies, Gothic, Dragons, Gnomes, a few fairies are OK, Humour (but not crude or smutty), Dr Who, Fantasy, Mythical creatures but Angels and Cherubs I can do without, also not too keen on Devils and goat like creatures.

Just saying

I do not drink tea nor coffee. Please email me if you have a problem wit my send.

As I am in Western Australia posting internationally can be a bit slow especially to certain Covid countries. Actually postal Services have deteriorated here lately also. Parcels are quicker than letters.

Ratings

thebragal rated for Odd Shaped ATC on Jun 21, 2021
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Comment: So cute and fun! Love the little guy! Thank you so much for the coins and I loved the envelope too.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies! Can't wait to make a page!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent.
BusyB rated for Vintage Tourist card on Jun 15, 2021
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Comment: This postcard finally found me! Received today. Thank you, so glad to receive this pretty floral emblem of Western Australia postcard! That's a mouthful. Lol Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Response: Happy you received the postcard. Yes it is a mouthful most say West Australia.
Seely7 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #7 on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything! It took a long time to get here but was sooo worth it.
Response: Glad you like what I sent and relieved it arrived.
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Comment: Oh my goodness thank you so much for the lovely happy mail! Everything is so gorgeous and the pressed flowers you sent are AMAZING! This mail really made my day ♡
Response: Thank you I am pleased that you liked what I sent.
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Comment: Thanks for your letter!
Response: Thanks
Gnoe rated for Art (junk) Journaling Experiment 108 on May 28, 2021
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Comment: OMG Evelyn, thank you for the "to die for" fabrics (*swoon*) and other items in this swap! Very creative packagng as well - it was a little like an easter egg hunt ;-) I'll be using your stuff in junk journals (playing card, used PC and public toilet image), mail art collage (washi, book page, napkins) and the fabrics will be coveted for a while, then put to use for JJ and slowstitch projects :-D Also, gosh I keep discovering cute new-to-me Australian animals! THANK YOU! Edited to add: I've been to Stockholm a long time ago but don't recall seeing the art deco-ish public toilet. I'm sure I would've remembered; and spent my penny LOL PS I keep thinking of things to add ... ;-) Also LOL about your chuckle at my dislikes contradicting this swap's requirements. I know! Thought of that when joining but you did very well! Thanks for being aware <3
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Went a bit overboard the lady at post office was querying my sends as I keep going over the basic rate. I just enjoy sending as well as receiving.
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Comment: Thanks you for all the mixtures of stuffs. Will definitely make use of it. 👍🏻
Response: Thanks glad to hear it will be of use.
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Comment: I love what you sent. It was perfectly matched to me. Thanks bunches! I got the doilies today. They are so beautiful!! I love them so much! And the London made postcard!!! Thank you💕💕💕💕
Response: Glad you are happy with my send. I don't know if others do, but I agonize over every send, in and outside the envelope.
SciFiSama rated for Doctor Who ATC on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Hi Evelyn! I LOVE the ATC you made. It is amazing and brilliant! Congratulations on such an amazing first ATC! Thank you for the extra wings and the stickers (what a brilliant way to send them - I plan to do the same in the future)!
Response: I am so pleased you liked the ATC.
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Comment: Thanks Evelyn! It’s always such a treat to receive something all the way from Auz! I love the kokeshi stickers and origami and how sweet is the origami kangaroo! Thanks again, Jenny
Response: Glad you lied what I sent
megan1230 rated for Vintage Envelope #2 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely stunning swap! Thank you so much! I had so much fun going through everything. Absolutely delightdul!
Response: Good to hear you enjoyed the swap.
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journaling Project on May 8, 2021
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Comment: I really love your spread, and the calligraphy you used on your name is beautiful and very well written! I love the tree and how you included “ elephant” the word many people use if they can’t pronounce Evelyn ! Great job and thanks for sharing
Response: Thank you for your comments but it was not my calligraphy apart from tracing it, Can't accept those honours. The elephant bit is all mine, though.
Maddashin rated for Flower Power #1 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: I finally found the note in the cards describing the swap. You get a heart ♥️ for your great cards Thanks 🤩
Response: Glad you found the note and liked the cards.
misscorina rated for Used Postage Stamp #4 on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Wow thanks a lot for the cute stamps, card and WW2 envie, it's so special. I really appreciate it that you added some extras, love them!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed what I sent. Thanks for the rating
rainydayangie rated for Junk Journaling Project on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Very cute page. Love the sloth.
Response: Yes that's me slow and steady. Thank you
amccracken109 rated for Junk Journaling Project on May 3, 2021
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Comment: What a great page! I was leaning more towards art journaling, too. I love the idea of the tree and branches.
Response: Thank you I had given up on getting any inspiration and was destined to printing pictures out and making a collage. Then I saw something that gave me a spark, the fire was lit and I put it together. I never thought of it as Art Journaling style, Thanks so much for your response.
BusyB rated for Art (Junk) Journaling Experiment 103 on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Made it to the USA all the way from Australia, yay! Thank you for the wonderful envie with goodies I will use for sure. Love the gorgeous vintage especially and your special envie. Looks like you made it from your childhood book💞 So glad to have you as partner and thanks again for a special swap!
Response: So happy you at last received my envelope. Happier still that you enjoyed its contents.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! It arrived in a lovely antique style air mail envie with a grand lady announcing that it's for me! Inside I found a chinese new year envelope SQUEE and an origami note from you along side a bunch of fabulous things for my junk journal! I will be using all of these little treasures quite soon! Thank you for the beautiful swap! x Gabi
Response: Thanks for enjoying what I sent. I read your profile and tried to match the send to it. Cheers
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Comment: Thanks Evelyn, for the very varied selection.
Response: Thank you for the rating.

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Comments

Gnoe on May 28, 2021:

High five! Sometimes I think I swap not to receive but just because I like sending, trying to put a smile on someone's face. Still, receiving is a great delight with swaps like yours!!!

soyprincesa2 on May 21, 2021:

... and the Cricut made stickers turned out beautifully in a theme I love! thank you.!!!

soyprincesa2 on May 21, 2021:

Thank you for the TWO swap envelopes for the junk journal swap. The doilies are beautiful and I appreciate all the writing explaining the photos you chose. I adore the photo of you as a baby. It was a very special package!!!

Fabriqueen on Feb 15, 2021:

Profile Hello 2021,

I'm sending a big Howdy from a very cold and frozen Texas tonight. I hope this finds you doing well. Hatari has always been one of my most favorite John Wayne movies! Of course I love most all of his movies. We have probably seen Fiddler on the Roof at least 20 times or more. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Diane

grammypammy on Feb 13, 2021:

2021 Profile Hello

Just dropping by to say Hello!

I've tried several crafts like you but I enjoy making paper crafts the most. I make handmade cards and ATC's.

I prefer dogs over cats too but my son has a cat and I absolutely adore her so if all of them could be as sweet and cute as her, maybe I would get a cat.

I've never been outside the USA so I can't imagine living somewhere like Australia!

My cousin did a genealogy on my family (my mother's side) and I found out I'm a distant relative of Jesse James (not a proud moment of knowing I am somehow related to him but it was interesting to find out).

I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I'm married and it will be 26 years in June. I will admit, it has been rocky at times. I was previously married for 17 years and lost my husband, he was 42 when he passed away. We had 4 children together. My current husband and I do not have any children together and he doesn't have any biological children.

I enjoyed reading your profile and your favorites for swapping. I don't swap outside the USA anymore because of postage but would love to have you as a swap partner if I did or ever do again.

Enjoy your day and please rate me!

Hugs, Pam

Intrinzica on Feb 12, 2021:

2021 Profile Hello

HEYY! Greetings from Bournemouth UK :) Welcome to Swap-bot - I hope you enjoy it here! I hope 2021 brings you lots of precious memories. Happy swapping :)

Best wishes,

Bonnie xxx

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