Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 6:14 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2018
Last Online: April 18, 2019
Birthday: December 18, 1996
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Please contact me before rating me a 3 or 1- I send all my swaps and I'm not a flaker! ❤️

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR- someone to do a sweet swap with! I love trying different sweets unique to a country. Please message me if you're interested. Although please note, as I'm vegetarian I don't eat gelatin :)

Hello!! I'm Jadey (not Jade!!) from the UK. I've just finished studying Zoology at university, and so going on to do a Master's in it too. Therefore I obviously adore animals!! And anything to do with nature really. I have a collection of cacti that I've had for years, they're like my little babies!! (I also have two dogs who also fall under this definition)


My snail mail Instagram: @jadeysnailmails My main instagram: @basicallyhades My art Instagram: @jadeydraw

Favorite Movies

Everything studio Ghibli!!! Howl's moving castle is my favourite but I love all the others, from spirited away to princess Mononoke!!

Other favourites include Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Sherlock Holmes.

Favorite Crafts

I love to journal. I jjunk journal, and love to bind my.own. I try to bullet journal but I feel like I may be a bit too chaotic for it if that makes sense haha. I make art using coloured pencils, alcohol markers, and ink. I'm also trying to get into embroidery!! I also love to make my own stickers and dye fabrics using natural ingredients such as blackberries.

I also love baking, anything from pies to cakes!! If you have any cute recipes feel free to let me know!!

I'm also obsessed with cute stationery. I have such s hoarde, I can't wait to use them with penpal!! I love washi tapes and homemade stickers. I also really love roller ball/good gel pens. I write so many letters so I'm constantly running out of them! I love how smooth they are so write with though.

I've organised many travelling journals that I've set up through twitter

Other favourites

Here are some of my favourite things in general/themes:

  • Cacti/succulents (I have so many of my own cacti, they're like my children!!)

  • Studio Ghibli

  • The environment

  • Autumn, Halloween, pumpkin spice, dried leaves autumn

  • Woodlands (especially mushrooms, fungi)

  • Animals

  • Space

  • Leaves/plants/flowers/botanical

  • Vintage

  • Fairytales

  • Moon/Sun/Stars

  • Travelling/adventuring

  • Tea (especially fruity!!)

  • Sweets I can't get in the UK

  • Interesting Washi tapes

  • everything Japanese

  • recipes (vegetarian only please!)

  • stamps

  • Vintage circus

  • classical music

  • dried flowers

  • penny presses

  • Kraft paper

  • vintage ad postcards/ephemera (but not cars)

  • zoological illustrations, especially with Latin names

  • anything bee related, especially vintage

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of TV, but what I do watch I watch on a laptop!! Here are a few things that I watch: Doctor Who, Steven Universe, Game of Thrones, BoJack Horseman, The Good Place, Orange is the New.Black, Black Mirror, Adventure Time, Westworld Time, literally any baking show (the Great British Bake Off, Zumbo's Just Desserts, the Chef's Table, Nailed it), interior design/architecture shows. Oh and animal documentaries !

I watch anime too, and particularly love Sailor Moon. sailor moon

I also watch a lotttt of YouTube. I love anything art related or DIY related, and especially love snail mail videos!! ( If you have any channel recommendations, please feel free to share! )




Bible quotes

Pocket letters (sorry I don't really get the appeal of plastic!!)

Glitter that isn't biodegradable

Meat recipes (I'm veggie :))

Excessive plastic

Homophobia/racism (I'd hope I don't have to add this, but just to make sure!)

Zombies- I'm really really scared of them!! (PLEASE NOTE FOR HALLOWEEN SWAPS)

Drink flavour likes

I like tea, coffee, hot chocolate, ice tea and other drink sachets! For tea I particularly love cosy spiced flavours and anything sweet. Chai and Christmas teas are a favourite too!!

I love fruity teas too, I'm not too keen on green tea though, although if you think it tastes good or it's an interesting flavour I'm more than happy to give it a try!! Also I'm not too keen on chocolate flavoured tea, or anything coconut flavoured :)


Postcard wishlist

Bird, animal vintage illustrations

Dreamy castles or building illustrations


Vintage adverts

Artwork of animals

Autumn themed





3stairs rated for Pinterest: Winter on Mar 12, 2019
SAHCatMom rated for WIYM: Cactus/Succulant ATC on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Jaded- the ATC finally arrived today! I love it. Thanks for being patient with my impatience! Susan❤️
Malika rated for Pinterest: Winter on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Amazing collection of wintery pins.
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: Recycled Christmas Card ATC on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and the extras!
draco rated for Pinterest: Winter on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: thank you for the great winter scenes
InkPlayLove rated for Heart Art on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap!
luluvision rated for Chinese New Year 2019 - Earth Pig on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard! It arrived in an envelope from the PO because it thought it damaged it but it looks like it was intended to be circular! I don't spot any damage! Thank you again!
Comment: Such a beautiful handmade card. Thank you so much and all the goodies. Such a wonderful surprise! Thank you so very very much!
Comment: Thank you for a lovely package. I could smell the bath bomb as soon as I opened it and I can’t wait to dig into the choccies. The hot chocolate sachets will go in my work bag for when I need a cup of hot chocolate and I will be wearing the socks tomorrow to play board games & go to a quiz. The notebook will stay in my bedside cabinent for those random things I remember once I’m in bed. Thank you again.
Comment: Bloomin' Fab-u-lous as always lovely lady! Thank you so much for all your effort, I loved the colours and the goodies too, thank you again. Em. x
Comment: thank you for the interesting articles
Comment: Great RANDOM info! lol Loved reading and looking at your profile page!
Comment: Thank You
Comment: Thank you so much for the links :) Enjoyed reading them.
Comment: thank you for the diverse assortment of articles!
Comment: Thank you for the fun, happy house plant images- glad you joined and looking forward to swapping with you in the future
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers.

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nancylee on Jan 7, 2019:

Houseplant Appreciation Day Profile decorations - thank you for joining, we have plants on most of our sills including several pothos, violets, peace lilies, wandering jew (several varieties) ,Christmas cactus, dieffenbachia, snake and spider plants.... some I know botanical names of some only the common names - all make me happy! These are just bonus for fun :)


Meisje on Jan 7, 2019:

Plants Houseplant Appreciation Day




BubbLeGumGirLie on Dec 19, 2018:

JATWCT: Are You A Sprout Lover Or Hater?

Hey hey :)!

I am a total sprout lover. I fell in love just two years ago when I was in England for New Years Eve and they made typical English food for me. So we had a lot of sprouts on two or three days. I had to look up what it meant in German and then started to eat it here in Germany as well. And I still do love that vegetable a lot. :)

Gatzcat on Dec 17, 2018:


Hi Jadey!! I love Brussels Sprouts. I call them little cabbages. Last years Thanksgiving my Mom roasted them in the oven with salt, pepper and bacon. They turned out so good.

JATWCT: Are You A Sprout Lover Or Hater?

Poohtat on Dec 11, 2018:

Are you a sprout lover or hater swap? I love Brussel sprouts. Each year we grow them in our garden. I love them roasted and drizzled with honey! Yummy!

Angie on Dec 10, 2018:

CS Doggie Deco Christmas Style

Merry Christmas!

ChrisAnne on Dec 10, 2018:

Sorry about that last picture. Let me replace it.

ChrisAnne on Dec 10, 2018:

Canine Shrine ~ Doggie Deco ~ Christmas Style

SwapFairy on Dec 4, 2018:

Hello Jadey , so nice to meet you here too:) other than being already pen pals.. Hope you are having a great time.. Love,Israa

astrodogg on Nov 15, 2018:

Post on Profile-Fav Holiday Food

Mail Deadline: Nov 20, 2018

ID: astrodogg

My favorite holiday food is pozole.

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