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Date Joined: August 18, 2009
Last Online: December 27, 2019
Birthday: September 2
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Edit 19th December 2011

Festive Greetings to all Good Swappers! :D

Unfortunately I have no reliable computer access at the moment so my swapping activities are on hold :(

Many Thanks to all my previous swap partners, and I hope to get back here soon!

I live in the North of England. I like vegetarian food, recycling, nature, walking, making things, wildlife, birds, animals and plants. Dogs are my favourite pets, but I have been without any pets for nearly a year now and that is sad :(

I love being on Swapbot and really enjoy swapping and sharing crafts with people all over the world! : ) I usually stick to small swaps so the postage is manageable - postcards, small souvenirs, handmade crafts and supplies - like jewellery, crochet squares, ATCs and inchies,dotees etc.

My favourite crafts are jewellery making, crochet, a bit of sewing, cross stitch, papercrafts like cards, ATCs and inchies.I always like to try new crafts - with varying degrees of success : ) I have been trying to improve my knitting skills, I would like to learn how to knit socks but haven't got far yet

Music - rock/ indie /alternative/ electronic, stuff from all eras - I'm always listening to the radio or my ipod and discovering new favourites.

books - sci-fi and fantasy, non-fiction, science, history, biographies and of course craft books!

movies - Casablanca, A Matter of Life and Death, The Commitments, The Railway Children

TV shows: Sci-fi - Dr Who, Firefly, Angel; The West Wing, Northern Exposure, Due South, Arrested Development, Blackadder, Father Ted, Spaced, Black Books, documentaries; Mythbusters

MY FAVOURITE THINGS - a list to help swap partners who like to personalise - Not a list of demands! : )

My fave colours are lime green, olive green, cobalt blue, grey, natural shades.

Bags, purses, zip pouches, totes, re-usable shopping bags - anything to put other things in! : )

Jewellery (swap info) : Preferred metal colour silver, copper, brass, mixed metals. I wear bracelets (7.5" -19cm); earrings - pierced; necklaces -long-ish. I like interesting but simple designs, nothing too big or bright.

I love citrus scents and flavours, green tea and white tea, mint tea (and ordinary tea!) - light fruity things generally. I drink tea a lot, coffee not so much, beer sometimes!

Fave patterns, styles and shapes

1890's-1930's Art Nouveau, PRB, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Bloomsbury 1950's abstract, kitschy sci-fi motifs like robots and flying saucers, 60's psychedelia and 70's Glam rock, batiks, paisley and peace-signs, heart shapes, spots and stripes, stylised flowers ; bright jewel-colours on black vintage, recycled and repurposed, miniature, tiny

Natural - I like birds, trees and leaves, textured papers, fabric and yarn, anything to do with Nature and all birds and animals especially ducks, whales, dogs and guinea pigs.

Don't much like: cartoony kids stuff, pastel shades, chintz and toile, girly frilly things, pin-ups, housewife or kitchen themes, aprons, make-up

I collect ducks (models, images, stuffies etc.)

I haven't travelled much, but I love to know about life in different parts of the world - so I'd love to receive a postcard of your hometown or some interesting landmark nearby. fun souvenirs from tourist attractions, e.g. pencils, erasers, squashed pennies! I can't resist a penny-flattening machine and whenever I see one I get a few to swap : )

handmade or drawn things, ATCs, Inchies, Dotees, Squashed pennies, Postcard or photo of your town, some local interesting or natural place.

Craft supplies - any bits of pretty fabric, papers, brads, unusual butttons and beads, yarn and fibres - all much appreciated.

Interesting glass beads/charms/jewellery supplies - anything unusual/ vintage looking or nature inspired, any colours.

I love Postcards with maps, wild coastal views, lighthouses, windmills, ruined castles, ancient sites, mountains, waterfalls etc. Also vintage/ restored railways, trams and boats!

Anything with DUCKS (not hunting please!!)

Lipbalm (minty!)

SWAPPING - I will always send packages, so please let me know if something has not arrived (bear in mind I am in the UK, mail to the USA and further afield can take anything from 5 days to a few weeks!)

As I am in the UK and most of my swaps are international, the rating system is often the only way I know if an item has been received or not - so please don't forget to rate! If there are any problems please contact me before leaving a low rating, I'm sure it could be sorted out. If nothing has arrived after a month from the send-by date, I will gladly re-send (though things have been known to take longer!)

It would help if you could put the name of the swap and your name on your package - and I always appreciate a friendly note :D

  • I will always give ratings, as soon as possible after receiving a package. If I do not receive anything, I will always contact my swap partner before giving a bad rating - stuff happens! So if your swap package from me has not arrived after a long time - please contact me so I can re-send it :)

I like to put a hand-written note in with my packages (and love to receive them!) - so I apologise for my quite messy handwriting which is hard to read sometimes :)

SWAPS OUTSTANDING/ FLAKED 2011 - I have now put up a small list of Flakers who have failed to send me things - Flakers make me sad. :(((

Tiny Treasure Tin (send date 3rd Jan.) - partner @Craftyscrapygirl

Jewels for the Snow Queen (CQ) - send date 1st Dec.2010 - partner @darkangelwingz

Pick from the list (CQ) - send date 3rd Dec. 2010 - partner @blufairy19


Quick bead swap #9 - @fish2fish (account deleted)

Incense swap - @imburton (user suspended)

Mega Inchie Madness - @lolajane

...and many more :(


duckduckgoose rated for The very happy mailbox swap on Jan 30, 2012
Bucket rated for 100,000! on Dec 14, 2011
Comment: 12/14/11 - Haven't received and haven't gotten a response to my PM about the swap. Swap deadline was Nov. 7. User hasn't logged in since December 4. 12/19/11 - received a polite PM that she will resend. Look forward to re-rating! 2/3/12 - No further message saying she sent and still haven't received. :(
Comment: thanks :)
Comment: I love the penny and postcard combination! What a fun swap this was :) Thank you :)
Soleil rated for I <3 Postcards International #3 on Oct 6, 2011
Comment: Thank you soo much for the awsome postcard, I love the black cat :D
michst74 rated for lighthouse postcard swap on Oct 5, 2011
Comment: Love the lighthouse postcard that you sent! Hope that we do get to see it one day... love the Dumbledore stamp that you used to mail it, too! Thanks.
showniez rated for The very happy mailbox swap on Sep 25, 2011
Comment: Thank you extremely much for such a pretty and beautiful wrapped package. I love everything u send me, esp the bird that u made!!! Thanks, you r my fave among others in this swap :) Thank youuuu, looking forward to do more swaps with u soon in future.
Response: I'm glad you liked the package - Thank you very much for the heart and lovely comment! : )
A127 rated for The very happy mailbox swap on Sep 19, 2011
Comment: Hi Cheryl, I do not rate for late, and in fact just love the tea and the way to cool socks! Love the cupcake socks! Thanks!
Response: Thank you very much for the rating and heart - I'm glad you liked the package! : )
zurdoswifey rated for The very happy mailbox swap on Sep 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! : )
Miabiff rated for The very happy mailbox swap on Sep 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the magnet and the great earrings you made =)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! : )
Miabiff rated for Souvenir pressed penny (coin) #3 on Sep 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the the great collection of pennies from England. I've visited many times but these are my first pennies from there =)
Response: I'm glad you liked the pennies! Thank you for the heart! : )
Lexidh rated for The very happy mailbox swap on Sep 15, 2011
Comment: I'm sorry, but this was sent very late, and I didn't know about it up front. Loved what you sent me though =)
Response: II am very sorry your package was late. Due to computer problems I was not able to send messages or access the partner iinfo at the time.
chincho rated for QUICK Pick 5 package swap #8 on Sep 11, 2011
Comment: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....(I'm singing). Thank you very much for replacing the lost package so quickly. It is so upsetting when swaps are getting lost...I love very much the keychain you've made. and the xmas cards are going to be very useful soon. Thanks again!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked the package - and it arrived safely this time! Thanks for the heart, and the birthday greeting : )
sandyann59 rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #1 on Aug 14, 2011
Comment: thanks for the great charms. kind regards sandy x
3goldkeys rated for Souvenir pressed penny (coin) #3 on Aug 13, 2011
Comment: I love the pennies from London. My husband is a big Dr. Who fan. The London Dungeon is a fun penny-I like the skull, very unusual. A million thank yous and infinite hearts.
Bug rated for Penny & A Post Card on Aug 4, 2011
Comment: The post card is wonderful!! It looks like the type of place I would choose to visit. I am excited to have your penny in my collection as it is the first pressed on 'non US' coinage. Thank you kindly!
michst74 rated for Beach Postcard Swap on Aug 3, 2011
Comment: What a delightful postcard ... looked like it was a sand castle on the beach. Would love to visit there in person someday ... this postcard really makes it look inviting!
lindilexer rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #13 on Aug 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you for a very generous swap! Ta.
ezredax rated for Penny & A Post Card on Jul 27, 2011
Comment: Amazing Penny and postcard from UK. Thank you for the additonal brochure as well. My first international penny!!!! Enjoy the day! Demaris

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RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:


MoMosCreations on Sep 5, 2011:

Happy Belated Birthday fellow Virgo!! Hope your day was special!! Molly MoMo's Creations

3goldkeys on Aug 13, 2011:

I love, love, love the pressed pennies from London! You mailed on 8/11 and they arrived on 8/13. My husband likes the Dr. Who penny. The London Dungeon is really cool with the skull. I plan to google this this location. What a fun swap partner you are! I hope we cross paths again.

keylee3 on Jul 7, 2011:


Hello! I received the Non Traditional Granny square swap from you today! Thank you so much for sending these my way! I wish I could rate you for them, they are beautiful! ♥ I love the dark colors and the patterns are some that I haven't seen before. I will be trying them both out in the next granny square swap I am in. ^♥^

I give you a 5+ with a ♥!
Keylee ♥


Pammerz on Apr 19, 2011:

Hi Hi <3 I just wanted to stope by and say hello! I am sending to you for the bead mix swap! I looked at your flickr photos and I think I have a good idea of your style. (All the goodies you have pics of on there are so adorable!) I'll try and pick some beads that you'll love! ^_^ xoxo

raven on Mar 12, 2010:

Our Goal is a Flaker free group.... Click image....


.....Welcome and enjoy.......

marilavado on Oct 6, 2009:

Welcome to European Swappers!

femme4life on Aug 24, 2009:

It's nice to 'meet' you! :) I hope you are enjoying your swaps here. It's my first comment swap and I have to say it's a pretty cool idea. Definitely positive incentive to look at other people's profiles. And who doesn't like a nice compliment every once in awhile? hehe :) You sound very friendly and I hope you have fun here! I saw some really cute retro robot prints the other day and your profile made me think of them. Enjoy your day. :)


melovetea on Aug 24, 2009:

Hola! heart shapes and sci fi motifs, sounds great to me, its something new in my life, sci fi, my husband loves it, and my son loves robots !!! also polka dots. I have not gotten into inchies yet, and honestly don´t know if they are different from atc´s??? I will take a look online. Enjoy the swap bot experience!!! and see you soon in swap:).

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