Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 10:00 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2014
Last Online: March 12, 2018
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: Australia

About Me

~ P l e a s e N o t e ~

I am in search of any Flow weekly mini magazines/notebooks. I know they are only published in Deutch at the moment but I would still like to get some

~ T h a n k Y o u ~

Hi my name is Alison and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I'm married and have a little boy who is 2 and a baby girl who is 2 months old. We also have a chocolate labrador and six chickens.

I am creative by nature and love any opportunity to get the imagination going. It is not unusual to find me sitting at the dining table that is covered in all my crafty items busily completing one project or another!

I like to go to craft markets and discover local designers, especially illustrators who design their own cards and prints.

I find nature to be a source of inspiration which is lucky for me because I am surrounded by some beautiful areas, starting with my garden :)

I enjoy yoga and meditation, I find this to be the ultimate in relaxation and always feel so content afterwards.

I am a tea drinker, in particular I drink chai, darjeeling or any other black tea. And I love to cook! I'm not very good at creativity in the kitchen, I tend to follow recipes but I'm always on the hunt for yummy vegetarian recipes!

I like to handmake a lot of my envies. I have so much pretty paper that I want to use rather than have just sitting around! I also like to get artsy with my envies whenever I can. I also love to write letters :) If you have not received my mail, please contact me and I will happily resend! If there is something from Australia you would REALLY like, just pm me and I will try to get it for you :) Also, I know it can be hard to find something to send so it's the thought that counts. Even a little note makes it special. Just seeing happy mail in my letterbox makes my day so whatever you send if I know you have made it special in a little way I'll be grateful :)

Favorite Crafts

~ paper crafts

~ handwriting and calligraphy

~ drawing and painting

~ zentangles

~ ATC's

~ mail art (I love to receive mail art too)

~ embroidary hoop art and sewing

~ making crafts from things I find in nature

Favorite Movies

~ Ponyo

~ Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

~ My Neighbour Totoro

~ Howl's Moving Castle

~ Despicable Me, the Minions

Favorite Books

~ I love craft books and magazines ~ in particular I like Frankie magazine, an Australian publication and Flow (in English), a Deutch publication, Molly Makes (craft magazine) and Anorak (a kids magazine), UK publications

~ Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh

~ Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel. A guide to living simply

~ My favourite sci-fi author is Julian May - I really love The Galactic Milieu series


~ recycled, eco style, nature inspired papers and craft supplies

~ surreal drawings/images of nature and anything botanical related

~ anything to do with nature really such as an interesting leaf, flower, stone, tree, mushroom

~ air mail, travel, nautical and sea creature themes

~ illustration

~ washi tape, stickers, postage stamps

~ cute patterns such as hot air balloons, mushrooms, animals, houses, babushka (nesting) dolls, retro/geometric shapes etc

~ anything, including postcards that are vintage, retro, steampunk, mystical, weather or animals

~ origami paper

~ anything from Japan - stationary, paper (extra points if it's Studio Ghibli related) and I'd just love to receive some gotochi postcards!

~ zines of any topic

~ handmade small felt items (e.g fruit, clouds, houses etc) or pieces of felt

~ Alice In Wonderland

~ M.C. Escher artwork


~ anything pink


Comment: OMGosh, Omgosh, Omgosh. That was not my first word though. When I opened the box it was a gasp. Truly. The whale was on top on the stack and I gasped. I jumped on the whale with the snail and they took me home. You are a jewel! Its all so meeeeeeeeeeee, the adorable Alice cards too and it came from your personal collection. . ..it looks like it. ...all very much loved. I am touched by your thoughtfulness. All sent in glorious plastic. lol. I love rcving plastic. lol I shall treasure my whale forever! x
Response: I have been wondering about that whale envie! I was hoping it arrived as I sent it a while ago. It's my favourite mail art I have made so far and I am thrilled you love it so much! Yes, the Alice cards are from my collection that I only send to other Alice fans. I really appreciate your comments and thank you for the little whale you put on my profile too, so cute! xx
Comment: Thank you so much Alison! You took the time to read my profile and you put so many things in that envelope! I especially like the tiny envelopes and the fact that you sent it in a nice envelope as well.
Comment: Hello Alison, thank you very much for your nice envie! It was so much fun discovering it. I enjoyed reading your mail-story and I also like the matching things you've picked. Thank you!
jcroo65510 rated for Tea and surprise on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and the Hello Kitty bits - I loved it!! Nice swapping with you :) x
Comment: Thank you for the things!
benevolentghost rated for The Days Of My Life - August on Sep 14, 2015
Comment: This swap was so adorable and you really went above and beyond! Wish I could give you two hearts. I've never seen postcards that shape either. Thank you :)
Comment: it came yesterday :) and was very, very special! i might be replying to yours actually and sending you a flow weekly. i am wondering when you're going to get my swap for this, it looks like we were each others partners. thank you for such a lovely, happy, thoughtful and kind swap, it was so bright and really made me smile. your letter was a joy to read.
Response: I'm glad it arrived and I'm really happy you liked it. I'm sure yours is still coming, hopefully this week sometime. That would be lovely if you sent a flow weekly but don't go to any trouble though :)
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! You sent so many wonderful items! I especially love all the Flow cards, the cat postcard that changes as you tilt it (have never had one of those!) and the fabulous London post it tabs! Such beautiful envelopes and pockets, too! You deserve 100 hearts Thank you, thank you!
hushpadwitch rated for Zentangle Swap! on Aug 22, 2015
Comment: It was gorgeous and got here fast too! Thank you so much!
zoev1975 rated for TNW: Snail Mail PC on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: I love the little snail! The botanical gardens look incredible, and I love the story about your son and snails - when I was a child I used to collect worms in a bucket! The stamps on the PC were wonderful too - especially the tree on Christmas Island
Response: The little snail was cute, wasn't it! Glad you liked it!
cutesygirlynai rated for SWL ~ ATC using scallop shape on Aug 15, 2015
Comment: you sent super fast! i'm impressed, i wish i was as organized as you hehe. as for the swap- i really liked it, i don't know what is nicer, the ATC, which is really creative and cute, or the card- which is really pretty, i can't stop looking at it. i also LOVE the stickers you sent me- one of the quotes was a buddha quote and i really love buddhism so thanks so much for those, it really made my day.
Response: I loved that ATC and card, almost didn't want to send it off haha! So glad you liked it too! I had a whole booklet of those sticker quotes, not many left now. I'm happy they made your day :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome swap! Love the zebra washi tape on envelope and the card you made is very cool!
Response: You're welcome!
Mugsie rated for WIYM: Mail art Challenge #13 on Aug 11, 2015
Comment: Awe Alison, what a fantastic envelope! It's so awesome ~ I love it! I flipped over the stickers....thank you so, so much!
Response: Thanks! It was fun to make. Glad you liked it!
Comment: Your very original and wonderfully executed round postcard arrived today, Alison, and I LOVE it! I can see you read my profile, because you drew an amazingly twisted tree. So beautiful! And the sun rays were gorgeous too. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Response: Loved making that round postcard! There were so many things I could of drawn based on your profile. So pleased you love it!
Comment: Thank you
theaterfan23 rated for Happy Mail ~ International on Aug 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the tea, I am drinking it right now!
Comment: Sorry for such a late review. I haven't been on SwapBot for a while, and just realized I didn't let you know that I received your ATC. I did, and I love it! Thank you for such a lovely card. :)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet blue matryoshka! I love her!
joannahannah rated for Washi Tape Samples!! #1 on Aug 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for everything :) Love it all!
cutesygirlynai rated for SWL ~ mail art July on Aug 14, 2014
Comment: i like it! it's so simple but i love the blue patterned background & the way you drew a TV for the "tv show" theme. the word art is really pretty. you should definitely carry on with mail art! it's a good start :)
Response: Thank you! I will definitely do more of the mail art swaps. They are fun!

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Loonstruck on Dec 31, 2016:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since February 2016. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 1, 2015:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

pandagigante on Jul 23, 2015:

Hi Alison, I'm currently hosting a Meet My Country Swap and would like to show you the thread, I'm looking for international swappers who would like to take part :) Here is the link: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/204542 - you are welcome to join!

hibiscus on Jul 7, 2014:

thanks for the very nice note...I have shells from all over..from really nice ones I collected myself and little tiny broken ones..i even have a perfect 6!! footed starfish..

Ky on May 20, 2014:

What a nice surprise...more random sweet thoughts! Thank you! and thanks for being such a conscientious swapper!

ktina on Apr 5, 2014:

Hi new mommy :) You're my partner in City/Town/Village... swap. My baby boy was born on 28 November 2013 :) Happy Parenting & Happy Swapping to us! :)

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