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TracyShave

TracyShave
Date Joined: July 30, 2012
Last Online: November 1, 2018
Birthday: October 14, 1974
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me


what I pledged

UPDATE: 02/09/13 I AM SO SORRY I've not been here for a while - I'm not well at all and currently waiting for a full hysterectomy. I have hardly any energy and have had my son at home too, who is autistic and he was about all I could deal with. He goes back to school tomorrow but only part time BUT I will really try to get any swaps that are still due out. It might take a while. Operation had to be rescheduled due to doctor being called to another hospital as part of his contract but have a new date now. My head is all over the place. Thank you for the emails of concern. x very much appreciated. I'll get stuff out as soon as I am able and won't be signing up to anything now until AFTER the op. I thought I could still do everything... the pain got very bad very quickly and knocked me for six...I was so wrong. x

Please note I will always send - if you don't recieve something PLEASE email me. I've had a swap go missing in the post (which was disappointing as it took me a long time to make) but if that happens I'm happy to resend. (UK POST!! URGH! :D)

I love it here !

To see me in person I did a video for the blog post as a bit of an introduction to my world and what people will expect from demo videos etc... you can watch this here>

Please leave a comment with your rating - Everything I send has been made by me - please take that on board and spend a couple of minutes to comment - even if it is just a Thank You..:D

I am very creative - my head is always buzzing with ideas so it gets quite noisy in there. I love to write, paint, rhyme, sculpt, ATC, photograph, and make people laugh; which is what lead me into the world of stand up comedy too - I'm a comedian currently to be found making people laugh all over London. Also recently started as a designer for the website CraftyLink.com. If you are also a member of this community come and swap with other member in our swap-bot group!

My Grandad inspired me as an artist from a young age - I recently entered the Sketchbook Limited Edition Project with a book all about how I became who I am recently which is much like a story book with rhyming verse and illustrations.

My artwork is currently on display in one of our local hospitals and I'm also the creator of the Tiny Trail which is an art trail for children where I make small scenes out of shoe boxes and make cork people... this was inspired by Keri Smith!

My son is Autistic, has ADHD and also Sensory Processing Disorder - art keeps us sane! I also run an organistion called Moulding Futures which is all about creating positive emotional well being for everyone. I do this through the Giggle Together project - a programme of workshops, events and courses that use laughter yoga techniques, creativity and play to help people connect, let go and these are tailored to the need of clients. I designed and delivered a 6 week programme for young people affected by substance misuse and I'm currently working with dementia specialist to design something that will help those living with dementia to tap into their old personalities and memories. www.giggletogether.co.uk - if you are in the UK and would like to know more please feel free to contact.

My website for artwork is www.tracyshave.co.uk has a small sample of what I do if you are interested..

I love comedy, bright cheerful things, films of all sorts, fairies,

Please Note

I do this for fun. I make things that I think people will love but I am not a machine and I'm also not a personal shopper. I make handmade postcards and really enjoy it - I put effort into them so please respect that. I always see good in people and find some comments people make about others in the forums to be quite like being back in high school which is not what I am about. I am here as an escape - for personal growth - and I WILL stick up for people if I think everyone has lost their mind and are fighting like cats. Balance - I am a libra and crave it.... it's a good trait to have so don't judge me for it. I will not apologise for it - I think that life is far too short, with far too much suffering to treat others badly, or to gang up on others without listening or even stopping to see the bigger picture. I understand there are rules here - and I will stick to them and expect others to stick to the little rules, although there won't be many because I believe creativity should be playful with freedom, of those I host BUT I also understand that people are human... :)

I always send - please email me if you don't recieve as the postal system is not that great here in the UK

Please leave a comment with your rating - Everything I send has been made by me - please take that on board and spend a couple of minutes to comment - even if it is just a Thank You

Looking forward to swapping and connecting with people from all over the place here!

What I love...

I love it when people are creative and put thought into their swaps - I do realise that some people will be far more advanced than others though. Some of us have been doing this a long time (creating art I mean). I love it when people acknowlege what you sent and write a comment - I am sending you a little piece of me. My time is very precious so any amount I spend on putting something together is valuable to me - please respect that.

I love anything creative - but what I love most is to think that YOU had fun putting something together. Make the effort for YOU - you will grow and have fun if you put the thought into what you are doing. What is the point otherwise?

I love positive, bright and cheerful work - affirmations, positive quotes, drawings, illustrations - handmade postcards rather than bought ones but don't worry if you can't manage it. Thoughtfulness - just be thoughtful and mindful really.. :D

Rather not...

I would rahter not recieve anything that is political or religious - not unless your religion is believing in the universe.

Apart from that I don't have colour preferences - all colours are amazing the brighter the better...

Ratings

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Comment: I hope you are okay. I tried to contact you before leaving this rating - I sent you a PM, but you have not been online since 7/19/13. Your mini zine was lovely, but the additional item did not meet the swap requirements.
Response: Hiya - sorry, have sent you a reply. I thought that what I sent was right so do let me know where I went wrong. I'm unwell at the moment which is why i've not been on - i thought my swaps were all sorted... sorry. :(
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Comment: I emailed Tracy about not receiving anything, she read the message but never replied, and I have not received the postcard since then either so although I hate doing this, I have to rate 1.
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Comment: Thanks!
thekittenparty rated for 10 used stamp swap #2 on Jul 12, 2013
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Comment: Hi Tracy! Thanks so much for all the stamps! It was a wonderful variety, and I don't have any of the designs yet. Your stationery was super cute too!
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Zine and the extra :) I love stamps so much and I made a zine looks nearly like yours ;) in vintage :D
smmarrty rated for YOUR Quote Prompt Mini Journal # 5 on Jun 20, 2013
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Comment: Thanks - I did smile.
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Comment: Thank you for your tags! I love the metallic painted backgrounds.
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Comment: I love the round tags-and the sayings are just wonderful-these are fun swaps. And thanks for sharing all the wonderful extra bits-you are right about art-it really helps keep one going-its all good!
Pixiewillow rated for Quote Prompt Mini Journal # 4 on May 9, 2013
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Comment: Thank you very much, I love them. My daughter and I were very interested how you made them so if you had a moment and could message me please that would be great. Thanks
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful tags and the lovely stationary. Take care :-)
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Comment: LOVE! Great card! The colors, drawing & text selected are awesome! You are amazing Tracy Shave! Thank you for the happy mail & extra goodies!
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Comment: Tracy! I'm sorry to hear of your bereavement. But I'm glad that art can distract you too! It does for me as well. It's ok that you drew on the card, anything is welcome on the cards! You did a great job! Thank you for all the extras too!
samash rated for Send some SUNSHINE on Apr 27, 2013
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Comment: I received some Sunshine today, Thank you so much I loved everything :)
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Comment: Thanks Tracey, it is great. Cheers Helen
knitmom7 rated for Free For All: Tea on Apr 13, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for thinking of me!
Response: You're welcome! x
fruitbat5150 rated for Quote Prompt Mini Journal #2 on Mar 23, 2013
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Comment: Thank you again for the gorgeous tags! I also love your card with the purple roses.
samsstuff rated for Handmade bookmark swap on Mar 21, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet bookmark & the little extras!
kirstyenarno rated for Quote Prompt Mini Journal #2 on Mar 20, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags and quotes. I love them!! And I love this swap-idea, to make my items and to receive someone else's too :-) So I am looking forward to next months swap! I'm in!
SarahRed rated for Short Poem on a Postcard # 8 on Mar 19, 2013
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Comment: You poem made me laugh. :3
annieheineck rated for FEB: Journal Swap on Mar 14, 2013
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Comment: I love my piece :) Thank you so very much!!!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

midteacher on Jun 20, 2013:

I viewed your How To Use “Altered Text” in a Journal Page video and enjoyed it. Now I must try it! Thank you for sharing!

biasbabe on Apr 21, 2013:

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Just sending some Hugs Your Way.

dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

TereDiane1954 on Oct 20, 2012:

I watched your video, Tracy. I liked it, I like your voice and your accent, and the only thing I would change is the apology. Sweetie, the good Lord made you special and unique. Embrace your special qualities. Celebrate them. Hugs to you!

RyeRye on Sep 21, 2012:

KarlaKC on Sep 13, 2012:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Have fun! :)

artsymimi on Sep 11, 2012:

Thank you for your blog post . Im super excited about it and so glad you loved my painiting . Enjoy it . !!!!!

TracyShave on Sep 4, 2012:

Thank you @dkay Nice of you to check it out and say so. x

TracyShave on Sep 4, 2012:

@wystericalViolets - hee hee - I'm a comedian so thought I would make my picture a bit more playful. x

TracyShave on Sep 4, 2012:

You don't have to @latentsmile - I'm sure you are very busy.. I'm happy with the one I got.x

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