Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2022 2:34 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: December 9, 2022
Birthday: February 26, 1985
Country: United Kingdom
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Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. Im a 35 year old self employed illustrator from a small place called Norwich in England. What that means is that for most of my time, i live in a small craft lair building plushies and drawing interesting pictures. I am never far from my Mac even if I am not always about on Swap-bot. I'd like to sit in the chat room more often though. I am an avid World of warcraft player (horde all the way!) When I aren't busying myself with plushies, drawing or warcraft, I am often Roleplaying with my partner. I love my Live Action Roleplay, which is effectively a bit like Lord of the Rings in the woods with fake weapons, where we make up adventures of our own and are all in fantasy costume.

Here on swap-bot I get stuck in to a number of different group swaps. Though these days I do shy from public swaps, occasionally they do tickle my fancy. I'm very much into crafting ATCs and most of the swaps I join now tend to be ATC themed ones.

Im a big mixture of interests from my roleplaying to simple things ATCs and Inchies.

My Favorite Colour: Teal and Purple

Some themes I like in swaps: Happy Mail, Foxes, Forests, Autumn leafs, Pokemon, Kawaii, Cats, Japan, Stars, Dreams, The sky at night, Strawberries, Succulents, Plants, leaves.

Recently I have been interested in wool spinning and dyeing and that takes up a good deal of my none work time. I find the idea of pocket letters facinating but my main focus for mail art will always be small journals, ATC's, Inchies, hidden pockets and other surprises.
Things I personally would love to keep.


Its hard to say wishes, without it sounding like a bit of a I want this and this and this kind of thing, so I apologize but these are the sorts of things I like to swap and like to see in my mail if your scouting here on my profile for ideas and we are partners. Id like to think of this wish list as more of a guide really than things I insist. You'd be surprised how much isnt listed here that would still bring a smile to my face.

Of course I am always happy for private swaps for specific things that I have mentioned here too, So please please give me a prod if you would like a private swap.

Not too many of my likes have changed over the years, I am a massive fan of Roleplaying and fantasy story telling. Celtic myths and fantasy dark forests are often themes in art objects I covet the most.

I am a huge Japan nerd. Having recently begun collecting Gacha eggs and the prizes within, Re-ment minis and Plush. They seem to occupy my whole house right now. Along with a dragons horde of Sanrio and other cute Japan Japan stationary items.

I am a massive Pokemon collector also - I tend to adopt abandoned Pokemon merch. from thrift stores and have gathered together quite a stash of cards and mini figures.

  • My favorite Pokemon are: Vaporeon, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Pumpkaboo, Pidgey.

Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera.

  • I am a fan of food releated Kawaii goodies.

  • I love Cats, PomPurin, Rilakkuma, Yeasty Ken, Card Captor Sakura among many others.

  • Letter Sets will always have a home with me as I use them often to send out penpal letters and swaps here.

  • I prefer Large memo's to small ones. But I have a growing collection of both.

I also like Foxes and Cats. These are proberbly my favorite animals and having fox/cat themed things will always make me happy. things like stationary, softies, stickers etc.

I have become quite the subscription box addict. Currently collecting: Scrawlrbox (art sub), Stickii Club (sticker sub) and Fairyloot (bookish YA fiction books).

When it comes to reading, I prefer fantasy. Joe Abercrombie, Lord of the Rings. YA adult fantasy fiction or Sci-fi.

I adore art supplies. Watercolour paints are my main addiction - I have been learning to make my own handmade colours and adore to buy new ones made by other peoples.

I make and collect ATC's. I reckon 90% of the swaps I host and sign up for are ATC swaps.
I have been making them since I was 14 and first started swapping on a site called Nervousness.org which as far as I can tell no longer exists.
I also make and collect mini zines (those are the ones you make out of a single sheet of A4 and fold to make into a small booklet.

Things I am always looking for and will always find a home with me.

  • ATCs
  • Inchies, Chunky Pages, Mini zines,
  • Zines
  • Starbucks Gift Cards (no money on them).
  • Pokemon anything, I am a huge fan.
  • Old trading cards (Pokemon etc)
  • Ink, I collect ink and watercolour paints.
  • Fantasy/Celtic/Dark forest themed things.
  • Gachaphon Eggs and their contents
  • Stickers, Washi Tape and Kawaii things.
  • Kawaii Letter sets are always welcome.
  • Photo ATC's with a small description about the photo on the back, because knowing the story is super cool.


I hate to mention things disliked. I certainly wouldn't call them hates.

  • Im not a massive drinker of hot drinks, infact I prefer not to drink them. So tea etc. are probably better saved for someone who would super appreciate them instead.

  • Make-up Face masks, face soothers and smoothers. DO NOT SEND ME THESE.

  • I like Swapping Kawaii things but would prefer not to recieve: Gudetama, Diddle, Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff.

  • Damaged or torn items, the mail can crumple things but there is no excuse for something that is broken being posted as part of an Emphemera swap.


totters away to go and make stuff

If you like my artwork support it here: https://www.patreon.com/trinkety?ty=h


Comment: Lovely ATC, thank you!
Comment: Such a happy mail day!!! I received the owl you made and I can't stop looking at him. Thank you for looking at my profile to find ideas of something I might like. Well done. Happy Swapping
Comment: I really love your art style on the Umbreon, and the grass on the back is a nice touch too. And thank you for all the other things in the envelope too!
Lolly rated for Halloween ATC Swap Series- Pumpkins on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: What a gorgeous Atc, thank you so much for all the extras.
pahasiga rated for HD/HP Autumn ATC - Global on Nov 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you, love the ATC of one really tall mushroom and/or one really small cat!
Comment: Thank yoi so mucjh! so cute tiger
Begokschaf rated for Alphabet ATC - M (round #2) on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much
Katiebrandx303 rated for ATC int #25 - Spooky on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Wow! Absolutely love the artwork you did on my spooky ATC :00 Thank you so much I love it! And also thank you for the extras too xx
luv2kraft rated for Your Favorite Food ATC on Oct 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a beautifully illustrated ATC. I LOVE IT.
Comment: thank you for the ATC. I agree, the purple ad pink look grate together.
Cosychaos rated for Alphabet ATC - L (round #2) on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the atc and other bits, Steph. I love your drawing style!
Comment: Thanks for the atc and the extras!
Tamawi rated for GS : Intl ATC Nintendo game #2 on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Yes! A wild Togepi appears! I love it so much, thank you!
RootedInNatureArt rated for ATC int #24 - Harvest time on Oct 12, 2022
Comment: This ATC made me instantly smile. I LOVED the little mouse on the corn. So precious. And adding the design on the back of the card was extra special. And extra, extra special was the watercolor notecard that you made. And then - the other extras were fun too. I had a hard time figuring out what that photo was of for awhile - then I finally saw it. My husband gave up and I had to tell him. He was like "Ahhhhh!" Clever!
Begokschaf rated for Chinese Zodiac ATC #2 - The Ox on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much
spacefoxsupreme rated for ATC int #24 - Harvest time on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! Do you know the German "Haselmaus" postage stamp? It's a photo of a mouse swinging from grass if I recall correctly and it looks very similar to your ATC!
MissRich rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - Z on Sep 30, 2022
lunatenchi rated for Chinese Zodiac ATC #1 - The Rat on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: your rat atc is so frickin adorable! im so happy to add it to my collection! tysm!!
Begokschaf rated for Purple Swap - ATCs on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Love this pumpkin Atc and the extra goodies 🥰

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Tricia22 on Dec 8, 2022:

CPG Nov Wishlist- Thank you for the adorable Santa Christmas card and extra’s. Happy Holidays🎄🎅🏻

bluerose3 on Nov 10, 2022:

Thank you (cpg September wish) for the pumpkin atc. I love it :)

simcoe54 on Nov 2, 2022:

CPG: October Wishes -- Thanks so much for game coins, pokemon card and little papers. Very interesting items!!!!

bethe on Apr 6, 2022:

I was so excited to see a package from the UK in my mailbox. Thank you so much for the fun and exciting variety of teas! I can’t wait to try them all! CPG March wishes.

meeltje57 on Apr 1, 2022:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous "tea and veggies" ATC. It is a real treasure!

Tricia22 on Jan 20, 2022:

CPG Dec wishlist- Thank you for the card and tags. Happy New Year!!

LadyJo on Jan 18, 2022:

Thank you for the great CPG December wishes1 I enjoyed reading about your December and loved the card with the extras!

chimerix on Jan 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the amazing dragon ATCs and the art piece you made me. I absolutely love everything! CPG wishlist Dec.


Swan on Jan 12, 2022:

Your November CPG wish made it here! Beautiful ATC and card, thanks!

Lucrezia on Jan 24, 2021:

CPG: Wishlist Dec - Thank you so much for thinking of me. The ATC is so beautiful!!! Thank you for this precious gift!

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