Swap-bot Time: June 28, 2022 2:32 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: June 28, 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


Katiebrandx303 rated for Alphabet ATC - F (round #2) on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: WOW! Steph this is such a gorgeous ATC you’ve made for me! And making the F on the card the Facebook logo was a genius move haha! Absolutely love it and the little mushroom picture and the extras you sent! Amazing, thank you so much! 😊 (wish I could give you a million hearts!)
Artteacherjen rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - N on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Lovely, thanks!
Comment: Gorgeous ATC thank you!
derakisu rated for GS : Intl ATC Pokémon : Ice on Jun 5, 2022
Comment: Ha ! I sent a Glaceon too so it's nice to get one back. I'm super happy to add it to my collection. It's a cute little pose and I love the soft colours + the simple background. Thank you so much for the extras too, and the lovely card you wrote your note on !
Sonya rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - M on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: WOW! WOW! WOW! 3 for 3 "M" items. It's for sure one of my most favorite cards ever. You have some mad drawing skills, friend!
Sendingkindness rated for Alphabet ATC - C (round #2) on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely stunning ATC! Your style is so unique. I adore it! And thank you for all the lovely extras, especially the watercolor drawing <3
neea1989 rated for AAA: ATC Trading #329037 on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of cards! I especially love the owl card. 💕
uuvuttaa rated for INT 🌷 Spring Time Happy Mail on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: thank you! happy spring
MissRich rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - J on Apr 20, 2022
Comment: Your art is an absolute treasure! I would love to do a private swap with you! Thank you for the beautiful ATC, Jaguar, Jumper, Jelly🥰
kristenlyns rated for INT 🌷 Spring Time Happy Mail on Apr 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the spring mail & note! I love the ephemera you enclosed!
Comment: Thank you for the fun yellow goodies! The little toasty memos and elephant letterset are my fave items :)
donetta rated for AACG: HoLiDaY ATC: CaT on Feb 8, 2022
Comment: Steph! This arrived in my mailbox today! It's after Christmas by quite a bit, but I am thrilled to add your beautiful watercolor Christmas cat to my collection...even your envelope is fantastic. You are the most amazing artist, and I'm honored to add this beauty to my ATC collection. Thank you so, so much!
hanifahsekar98 rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Jan 26, 2022
Comment: I just got your letter this week! Thank you very much!
Artteacherjen rated for Four Seasons ATC- Spring on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: thank you for the beautiful drawing!
Artteacherjen rated for CPG Winter 2021 ATC - Global on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Your artwork is so beautiful!
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC, it is so so cute, I love it!!!
Comment: Thanks for the nice card! I hope you had a great holiday!
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and extras!
Comment: Wow ! What a beautiful card ! I love the christmas dragons !!! Thankyou for goodies too. Merry Christmas !
kaelin rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and extras! Everything arrived in tip-top shape, and I really appreciate your well wishes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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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!

shirleyinCA on Jan 9, 2021:

Just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for what you sent me for Christmas Countdown! Those watercolor cards are so wonderful and your wrapping and presentation was lovely.

Whippet on Jan 3, 2021:

Happy New Year Steff! You are right, & it happens for me also, I start looking for something & begin finding all kinds of items. Its like a reward, yes, as I work on my annual New Year's clean up, sorting thru, & filling a box of things to go to charity. My happiness I find things for swaps, arts, crafts I was working on in the past. - Kathy

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



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