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Date Joined: July 2, 2008
Last Online: May 14, 2019

Country: Switzerland
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Important Information!

Hi everyone

  1. Please note that I've moved. If you used to swap with me and are unsure if you already have my new address or not - simply ask. :)

  2. I've had my name changed - for not swap-bot related reasons. :) So no worries. My old one used to be naurwen.

If you haven't received a swap from me and the due date's running out - please contact me. I always send my swaps and things can get lost in the mail. Also if you're interested in a private swap, contact me. If I can do it I'll be most definitely up to it. :) WATCH OUT FOR MY CURRENT SWAPS:

... and of course feel free to join. ;)

x Marta

About Journal Swaps: I’ve been flaked a couple of times before, especially on those journal swaps I’ve both attended and hosted. That’s why I don’t really plan to join or host any further of them anymore. I might consider doing one or another as a private swap, but then you should be someone I've known for a while. I'm sorry about this, but considering the fact that I haven't hosted or joined that many and that many have gone wrong… :(

Hobbies & Interests

Medieval Faires & similar historical events, history (especially ancient, Celtic, Viking, Medieval), myths & legends, ancient sites, crafts, drawing, reading, nature, movies, pilates, irish dance, archery, fantasy art, wolves, cooking & baking, paganism & wicca, herbs, Ireland, UK, Paris, travelling, PS2, LOTR & the Hobbit, and I love the Twilight-saga (team vampire but wolves are cool, too! :)),...... and much more I guess. :) I also like fairytales, but more the old type and not the too fluffy ones. Nothing against Disney and similar, but I would only join certain swaps which are themed as such. Some of my favourite fairytales are Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, ...

Favorite Music

too many to tell...: Saltatio Mortis, Muse, Faun, medieval rock & pagan folk, Paramore, Mylène Farmer, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Tarja, Nickelback, musicals (especially Phantom of the Opera, CATS, LesMis), Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Roxette, Eimear Quinn, Clannad, Enya, ...


Favorite Books

again, too many to tell, but I will give it a try :):

authors I like:

Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely...)

Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games)

Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices...)

Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Lament, Ballad)

Holly Black (Tithe)

Stephenie Meyer (Twilight)

JK Rowling (Harry Potter)

Patricia McKillip (Solstice Wood, Changeling Sea,...)

Robin McKinley (Water, Sunshine, Beauty...)

P.C. Cast, Marian Keyes, Katie Fforde, Sarah Webb, Nora Roberts, Jean M. Auel, Deborah Crombie, Henning Mankell, Peter Tremayne, Michael Jecks, Paul Doherty, Alys Clare, JRR Tolkien, ...

Favourite Movies & Actors & TV

again, too many to tell: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Thor & Avengers, Twilight Saga, Narnia, The Da Vinci Code, PS: I Love You, Mamma Mia, Nim's Island, Timeline, Dragonheart, Medicine Man, The Matchmaker, Waking Ned Divine, Love Actually, Phantom of the Opera, Kingdom of Heaven, Letters to Juliet, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, The Last Unicorn, Remember Me, Labyrinth, The Secret Garden ......

Favourite Actors: Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Pattinson, Sean Connery, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Colin Firth, Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Orlando Bloom, Emma Thompson, Kevin Costner, Heath Ledger, ...

Favourite TV shows: Game of Thrones, Sherlock (BBC series!!! though I like other stuff too, the books etc.), Camelot, The Tudors, CSI Miami, Navy CIS, Robin of Sherwood,...


Favorite Crafts

drawing, creating (fantasy-) figurines (using fimo, doll-hair, fabrics, leather etc.), sewing (stuffies, simple dolls, making costumes), needle felting, tablet-weaving, paper-crafts (ATCs, journals, decorative...), jewellery, ... and really whatever else I get interested in. I love trying new things. :)

Other Favourites

AKA What I definitely wouldn't mind to receive :)))

Pagan / Wiccan Items:

I LOVE natural incense and oils (also selfmade, of course!), crystals, natural things in general. I'm mainly interested in Celtic pagan beliefs, Avalon, ogham, runes, herblore, Lugh and Maeve, also Freyja, Frigg, Brighid, Herne, Danu, Venus, Aíne, Gaia, ... (kind of in that order). Recommendations are just as welcome, be it for books, webpages, or whatever else! :) Here be a very special recommendation from myself... a book by a very dear friend of mine which I quite simply love: The Temple Of The Twelve

As for animals, I love (especially) wolves.

Cosmetics / Bath / etc.:

I must say that me and my skin really prefer natural products if that's any possible. I know sometimes they're not available and it's not that I'm being picky, but I DO feel the difference. I love nice scents - many types, just don't like too overpowering one. If in doubt - ask me. :) I don't need whole loads of shower gels as I seem to get them whenever someone decides to give me bath products, so please no piles of them sent my way? ;) In fact I like using nice natural soaps even more than shower gels. If you know those shops: L'Occitane and Lush, those are for example products I love. No need to send me exactly those at all, that's just to give you an idea as they're international. I do love handmade stuff by YOU just as much! :) All that goes for all such products… bath, shampoo, body lotion, perfumes, etc. Now as for make up: I'd rather not receive any and if you really want to send me something - please ask me first. I do wear make up but there are many things I don't use at all.


Wishlist! :) (also see my Etsy and Amazon favourites link higher above ;)) - of course I'd swap, make something for you in exchange, etc.

• Second hand Monster High or Bratz or similar dolls. I love repainting and basically re-doing them. I can get them here now and then, but even second hand are handled at a pretty expensive price, so if there are any you want to get rid off - please! :)

• Anything to do with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - basically Middle Earth :) handmade or bought - all is welcome. Love the elves, love the hobbitses, Gandalf is great, of course Aragorn for king! :) And so on... heeheeh

• Basically anything I really like… see favourites :)

• feathers! From birds of prey, owls, crows, ravens, ... of course that doesn't mean that anyone has to hunt down birds for me and pluck the feathers off them! You know what I mean. ;)

• some nice and old metal keys :)

• some nice and old other interesting things :)

I’m looking for Crafts stuff out of this reason: There are certain things that I can’t get here, either not at all or no nice ones anyway… If anyone would like to help me out – I’d swap. :) Maybe I can get something you’d like or maybe I could make something for you. PM me?

What I’m currently looking for (crafts stuff and others):

• gem stones / crystal beads of any kind (this can also mean a gem stone bracelet you don't need anymore - I will happily cut it apart and take the beads ;))

• Nice ribbons and lace

• Embellishments in general

• Nice beads in general, big, small, anything nice. :)

• Anything pagan – out of interest and I may craft with it anyway :)

• Nice fabric bits and pieces (no matter how big, ok, not microscopic… :D)

• Pens… and such… anything special I can use for drawing in general, drawing on ATCs, decorating a bit here and there…

• Fairy and fantasy stickers that are NOT Disney

• Elfquest… I love Elfquest…

• Nice paper’s always welcome as I do quite some paper crafting

• Anything on or from ancient pagan sites (I don’t mean you to steal anything out of there though! LOL)

What I don't like & don't want

I respect other people, their interests, their believes, etc. and I expect them to treat me the same way. :)

Please don't send me any religious leaflets, be they christian or otherwise. I'm pagan and I really don't need to be preached upon. I respect other religions, so please respect mine, too. Thank you! :)

Please, NO incense sticks or cones for me. My eyes are a bit sensitive and prefer natural incense (blends) - they don't deal well with smoke from sticks or cones.

If you'd like to do a sweets / chocolates swap with me - I'm up to it, BUT I don't want to do too many swaps like this or receive loads in other swaps. I love chocolate, I love some sweets, but there's only so much I can eat without getting headaches (a slight allergy to some...) and I'd just have to give the things away. :( I'm mentioning this because what with me being in Switzerland, people tend to think CHOCOLATE... LOL

Music... I don't really like rap, too electronic sound and jazz.

Other things and the likes...: I love faeries, but mainly the bit more grown up sort... and I'm sorry, but please don't send me any Disney's Tinkerbell goodies - nothing against her but I've kind of had enough - because most people seem to assume that because I like faeries I must be totally into Tinkerbell and for a time I got showered in stickers and other things and well... :)

If You Have Questions...

... about sending me something, making something for me - just ask! :) If you're unsure whether I'd really like something, simply ask. I'm online quite often so replying shouldn't be a problem (unless there's an I'll be absent message in Important Information). If you're in a pagan-themed swap with me and are unsure about what to send me or what not - ask, too. I didn't quite list details about pagan / wiccan interests here as I'm not sure how relevant they will be on here - depending on how many swaps there are which are themed like that I might change that at some point. :D


Spencerette rated for Mer-cat witch stuffie on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Perfect and lovely :)
Response: :)))))))))))))))
JossieAyame rated for Spooky crafters on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Today I was so excited to see I had a parcel, and even more excited to see that it was for this swap! Wow! Thank you for all the beautiful things you made for me! The mini runes are actually my favourite! I've been wanting my own set of tunes for over a year now! I also really really love the rattie you made, especially the fact that he has piercings! We should definitely swap again in the new year when I am able to join swaps again <3
Response: Phew, I'm so glad it finally arrived AND that you like it!!! I loved sewing the rat and making the runes best, so... yays. :) I love runes myself and using them and the stuffie was a new challenge - I'd never made a rat before. :) Yes, let's do another fun swap in the next year. :)
Zander rated for Flamingo ATC on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Love the Flamingo ATC, very colorful Thank You!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - I love love love Flamingo themes, so I had to join this swap :) Thank you for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Your magpie journal arrived. I love it! I feel like I've take a trip to Europe. Thanks for all of the fun!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you enjoy it so much - it was great fun making it. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart. :)
hippofairy rated for 2017 Lucky Little Pig Stuffie on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Cutest little lucky piggy! thank you so much! Beautiful stitching! Always lovely doing a swap with you!
Response: yay for lucky piggies :D so what will we sew (or so) next? Bunnies for Easter? :D Heeheeh.
draco rated for only 60's song lyrics journal on Aug 5, 2016
Comment: thank you. i used some of the same songs
Response: Thank you very much for the rating and heart - it was great fun working on this journal and (re-) discovering music and the lyrics. :) I'm looking forward to yours. :)
seekingjoytoday rated for Tribute to Alan Rickman- ATC on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: This card is wonderful, what a wonderful tribute. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you like it so much! :) And thank you very much for the rating and the heart as well.
Drachenfrau rated for Harry Potter letter on Feb 11, 2016
Comment: Awesome!!! That's Hermione!!! :-) Ron will write back!
Response: Teeheeh this was so much fun :D
Spencerette rated for Private: Witchy Boot on Oct 16, 2015
Comment: Such a lovely boot! I wish I had a pair to wear 😀
Comment: Beautiful! Lot's of exciting goodies too! I feel like I might hang it up on the cupboard where I keep my teas so I can be inspired each time I reach for a tea bag :) Oh, and thank you so much for the tea!!! I can't wait to try it :) I will try your lovely recipes when it gets a bit cooler here. It's impractical to use the oven from about June to Late October as it heats up my apartment too much. Ha! It's so sweet that you would bake for your old coworkers :) Maybe it would be a good idea to ask about cake in an interview. Truly it could give you insight into the office atmosphere! Tea at the Landmark and Hamlet sounds like a lovely plan!
Comment: I love it! I feel like it's a mini course in mysterious creatures :) Very fun and creative! Hmm.. the US creature that comes to mind for me is the jackalope which is basically a bunny with antlers. ha! I don't know if it has any magical powers. I think it's more silly than magical. It's something you will certainly find on postcards and the like. There is another one that comes to mind that is actually Mexican called the Chupacabra. I think it's a dog-like creature that sucks blood from goats. More of a scary creature :)
dandabear rated for HD/HP Atc Sender's Choice July 25 on Jul 25, 2015
Comment: Your ATC arrived today. Yay! I love international mail. She's lovely. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart - I'm so happy that you like her :D
Angeljewele rated for ATC With a Postage Stamp on Jul 7, 2015
Comment: Such a beautiful card. I love it. Thanks so much for the beautiful postcards. Happy Swapping
Response: So happy that you like it and the cards, too. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart. :)
carterj rated for HD/HP Atc Sender's Choice July 4 on Jul 3, 2015
Comment: Marta, Thank you for the mermaid it is wonderful and I love it!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart :) Sooo happy you like it. :)
Comment: Thank you! Very pretty!
Response: I'm glad you like it.
smmarrty rated for Free and Fun on Jun 26, 2015
Comment: Awesome goodies - I especially love Daniel Craig pc - ooh la la! Happy swapping!
Response: aw, so glad you like them and especially him ;) I was hoping he'll find his way to someone who appreciates. heeheeh.
joyceann888 rated for JJS: Free and Fun on Jun 25, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the envelope of goodies!
Response: Thank you for the rating - I hope they'll be useful for you :)
Comment: Yeah!!!! Lucky me to get back to back cards of yours. I love your work and love having it in my collection. Your cards ROCK. Thank you. Hugs, Mona
Response: :))) So happy you like the second one, too. I loved drawing an owlie one :D
Comment: Thank you for my card, I just adore her. It has been awhile since we swapped and I am excited to have another of your cards. Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart - yes, it's been a long while! I'm only now getting back to swapping, after having moved. :) Heeheeh, in fact another card is on the way to you as you were my swap partner in the next swap as well. :D Hugs - Marta
Comment: Really cool things to go in my Junk Journal. Love the receipts and stubs. Thanks bunches.
Response: So glad you like it all :D Thank you for the rating and the heart!

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NaughtyElf on Nov 26, 2015:

Thank you! It is good to be back. just waiting for that last 1 to get re-rated before I really get back to it. I thought one small swap to get my feet wet again then maybe slowly build up from there. If you would like to do a private swap after that 1 is gone let me know. Really missed all of you. Hugs, Sher.

LadyBathory on Oct 8, 2015:

Hi there Marta :)
I was just wondering if you are going to Witchfest this year?
I looked for you last year (Like I would have been able to recognize from your profile pic hehe).
So this year I decided to ask if you would be attending :)

Spencerette on Sep 1, 2015:

The new season of Doctor Who is almost here…

hugs all around!

Kongmor on May 10, 2014:

You are so very welcome :-) thank you for the nice words on my profile! It was a pleasure to help!

LadyBathory on Nov 22, 2013:

I have received the pouch, thank you so much for all the lovely stuff. Love all the incense, can not wait to try them out :D Have you made them yourself?
Uh and the chocolate waffle things taste great, very yummy!

NaughtyElf on Mar 8, 2013:

Oh thank you SO much for the amazing assortment of charms you sent to me for the KoA tag. I can't wait to make some jewelry with them. I even will make Thea a Hello Kitty necklace with the HK charm you sent. Thanks again you are always such a thoughtful and generous swapper and friend! :-)

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2012:


KateKintail on Dec 1, 2012:


Lord of the Rings in Bag profile check. Happy swapping!

NaughtyElf on Nov 19, 2012:

Marta my friend! I LOVE my package! I can't believe how wonderful the incense smells, omg, I will use it for special rituals and sabbats. The candle is beeswax which I adore and it is beautiful, I love the layers and its purpose. Thank you for thinking of me I finally have some items from Avalon itself (Glastonbury Tor). I can't thank you enough for this generous gift. You are awesome and I am lucky to have you as a friend! Many blessings this Yule and New Year, love Sher.

loriglen on Nov 17, 2012:

I received your KoA Mysterious Pouch and I am completely in love. I can't believe I actually own something that was literally retrieved from Avalon. All the other things are a very cool bonus. I can't wait to wear the pendant! I cannot thank you enough. And anyone reading this: if you get tinnuwen as a "receives from" partner, you're lucky!! Thank you so much Marta!! <3

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