Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 4:11 am


Date Joined: May 25, 2010
Last Online: March 15, 2022
Birthday: May 1
Country: United Kingdom
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Update June 2014: I am now a very proud and happy Grannykins to 2 grandchildren. Oh how lucky I am.

Swap-bot is my relaxation. A little bit of crafting every night. Due to the increases in postage rates I have cut back on my international swaps. It is a pity but that is the reality of now.

I was born in the UK, but spent most of my life in New Zealand. 10 years ago we moved back to the UK and lived in Scotland for 5 years. We have now settled for good in Milton Keynes. I have 3 grownup daughters and 1 son-in-law, all living in the UK.

Since settling in the UK I have discovered I have a half-sister, I've made contact, we've met and become great friends. As a child I always wished for a sister and now dreams come true. Life is good.

I was a chemistry teacher for 25 years but now I have my own business training people to understand human behaviour using the DISC tool. I published my first book - called "DISCovering the Ultimate Tool" in 2010.

My eldest daughter and I have bought 3 hair salons. We are not hair dressers just business people so I have plenty of challenges to keep me young at heart.

Ratings - I promise to send out swaps on time. My word is my word. I work from home, use my laptop all day so I rate the day I receive swaps. I get so excited when I hear the postman!!

Favorite Crafts

During 2013 I developed my Art Journalling and ATC style. And now I have started making hand-made postcards.

I don't paint (too messy) I don't draw (too difficult) I'm a collage kind of girl (love the glue and scissors)

Favorite Music

Probably stuck in a time warp of 70's & 80's music. Queen, Michael Jackson, Supertramp, Pink Floyd and Abba.

Favorite Books

Love the classics, read anything really. Currently a lot of business and personal development books.

Favourite Things

Colours - cream, purple,turquoise, pink and blues.

Food - love it all especially savory things (it shows)

People - My Family and meeting new people

My family gave me a cat for Christmas. She is called Queenie.

Love stationary and all stuff crafty. Love paper, the colours, patterns and the feel and smell of it. Love pens & pencils. I can spend ages in these types of shops - looking & touching.

I love notebooks and boxes. Notebooks to open and look at the lovely paper and sometimes write in. Boxes to put things in. Love em!

Birds & butterflies - They are so cute. I've started to collect stamps.

Taking photos especially my family and the wondrous nature all around us.


People who moan, complain, be nasty about other people, or spiteful or who think they are right and don't listen to others' point of view. Life is just too short.

Parsnips and tripe.

Housework - it just reappears the moment you've finished. But I like things to be tidy, especially the kitchen and lounge but not necessarily my craft area LOL.

Love this quote "Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture" Mario Burata.

Favorite Television

I mostly watch films and reality shows like Masterchef, Apprentice, Mary Queen of Shops, Dragons Den.


My latest crafts are ATCs, art journalling and hand-crafted postcards. I am endeavouring to develop my art and creative side so any bits suitable for that would be appreciated especially vintage.

I would prefer not to receive teacher stickers as I am no longer in school.

Really I'm very easy to please and will enjoy anything if you have chosen or made it specially for me


123Poggy123 rated for CC: Cat collage postcard on Jun 20, 2016
Comment: This is one of the cutest post cards I have ever received. I love it.
Comment: Hi Beverly. Thank you so much for the cool postcard! Nice homage to David Bowie. XO
Comment: Very Cool London PC - thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and the heart
user6937 rated for 1 for All - 1800's lady on May 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing a bit of New Zealand with me; I love learning about different cultures :)
Response: Thank you for the heart and I'll see you again in another swap!
Comment: Hi Beverly! Thank you very much for the fun postcard! You really stuck with your colors perfectly and had fun at the same time! Nice! XO
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the heart.
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Handmade travel postcard on May 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you, Beverly. Your card brought back fond memories of past visits to "la Ville Lumière." Haven't been there in a long time.\ though.
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for rating & the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC you created! Very original; I love it.
bbsporty rated for CC: Monochrome YELLOW on Apr 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Love it!
user6937 rated for 1 for All - tags on Apr 25, 2016
Comment: So cute! But, you never know - the storyteller might put a lot of expression in his story, and keep that look of astonishment on the baby's face, lol. Hope the little one comes on your b-day. Axel came 3 days early, or we would have shared the same day :)
Response: Glad you liked it Sandra - I hope you are enjoying your time outside. It is still cold here - this morning we had hail and and few snow flakes - it's April, supposed to be spring!
user6937 rated for CC: 1 for All - At the Beach on Apr 24, 2016
Comment: Excellent! Love the swimmers :)
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Postcard Covered in Stamps on Apr 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for making a bird stamp themed postcard for me! So cool!
Response: So pleased you liked it. Thank you for rating and the heart.
needlewings rated for 1 for All - April Fools Day on Apr 23, 2016
Comment: It always amazes me what each does with these creative swaps. I went for "foolishness" and I had two fish one facing left and the other right and a girl was holding them up to her face and the fish eyes became her eyes. Too funny! I love your take on the choir theme! Makes me wonder what they are singing! Perhaps The Fish by Big Momma Thorton, Fish Ain't Bitin' by David Lee Murphay, Pray for the Fish by Randy Travis, Too Many Fish in the Sea by Bette Middler or maybe they are some really rockin' fish and are singing Barracuda by Heart! LOL And that lead fish..... well it could be A Fish Called Wanda! (Movie with Jamie Lee Curtis)LOL
Response: I agree with you - that's why these 1 for 1 are my favourite swaps. I like the idea you came up with. Thank you for rating and the heart.
meeltje57 rated for HMPC: Put a "Dog" on it Postcard on Apr 16, 2016
Comment: Love your postcard, although I hope the little girl has many little girlfriends too. The dogs with the spectacles are my favorite. ^(Õžá´¥Õž)^
Response: Yes they were mine too. The advert has some cats wearing spectacles too so I am looking forward to using them sometime. Thanks for rating and the heart.
denimblu14 rated for Private Swap Altered Postcards #2 on Apr 13, 2016
Comment: Super altered postcard Beverly thank you very much. Did find the info on the cacti very interesting.Yes,I've noticed as well on USA postcards that they have that little space which they have to leave blank!?! Glad to hear that you are enjoying some warmer weather as here is it very cold and wet :(
Response: Glad you liked it Carol. Yes I had no idea those cacti took so long to grow. Enjoy the weekend and hopefully some sun.
skydancer rated for CC: In The Desert Mail Art on Apr 4, 2016
Comment: Love the desert PC. Nicely done - thank you!
Response: Thank you for your nice comment, rating and the heart
user6937 rated for CC: 1 for All - Wings on Mar 30, 2016
Comment: Great minds think alike! I just mailed mine, but will post it when I get rated. Adult world? Not there yet, lol!
Response: We are kindred spirits! Life is for living and having fun. Thanks for rating & the heart.
Comment: i <3d ur atc!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart
meeltje57 rated for CC: Monochrome PURPLE on Mar 25, 2016
Comment: I feel inspired too! Thank you for this romantic purple postcard.
Response: Wonderful! Thank you for rating & the heart
Comment: Thank you, Beverly, Your colorful bunny card arrived today, just before the Easter weekend. Enjoy your days off!
Response: So pleased it arrived in time. Happy swapping and thank you for rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun card :)

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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2015:


denimblu14 on May 9, 2015:

Thankyou very much Beverly for the super selection of cards that you sent to me for the PTG WTA. I appreciate the extra pc and the lovely note that you also enclosed, Carol :)

Babytreese on Apr 13, 2015:

Hi Beverly - your postcards arrived today for the PTG March WTA. Thanks for playing! Cheers, Theresa

denimblu14 on May 1, 2014:

Happy Birthday Beverly, I hope you have a wonderful day! x

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Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

orneryswife on Dec 10, 2013:

I got your wonderful Christmas card today. SO sweet of you! I am your partner in the sCrappy post card, and I didn't leave room to write on it, so I am leaving you a comment here. I also wanted to say, I LOVE using the DISC profile. We took a class through a ministry in AL a couple of years ago that uses the DISC profile to develop communication skills. REVOLUTIONIZED our lives! Seriously an amazing tool--at least it has been for us! Big Holiday hug!!

user6937 on Oct 24, 2013:

So, so nice of you to make me an ATC booklet to display some of my favourite ATCs in. I'm very happy you like the 1 for All swaps - I do too :)

TerryF on Jun 17, 2013:

I love my kitty-load of swap cards! (";)

(TPD June WTA)

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