Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2020 12:44 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2010
Last Online: May 22, 2020
Birthday: July 23, 1975
Country: United Kingdom
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I have been absent for years now, so thought I'd pop back and say hi. I'm not sure if anyone I know is still around on here. I used to run Newbie Niceties.

I'm Caroline, I am 44 and I live in England.

My birthday is July 23rd so am born on the cusp of Cancer & Leo starsigns. I consider myself to be more Cancerian though.

I like playing Animal Crossing and the Professor Layton series.

I love music and make good use of Spotify. I love all genres of music from pop to classical. My favourite artists are Kelly Clarkson, Kylie, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Eliza Doolittle, Scissor Sisters, Coldplay, Britney, Pixie Lott, Katherine Jenkins, Michael Buble, Kate Nash and lots more x

I'm a big reader, and have my own book blog. www.thedivinewrite.co.uk. My favourite author is Agatha Christie and I collect her books. I also like Jo Nesbo, M C Beaton and the classics. I am also on Goodreads and love recommendations for new reads and new authors.

I like films and TV series. My favourite at the moment is Blacklist. I also like Friends, Doctor Who,Midsomer Murders. My favourite films include Star Wars, The Usual Suspects, The Harry Potter series etc etc.

Things I love:

Jewellery - Any supplies would be appreciated odd beads, wires, headpins, earring hooks, kits etc. To wear - I love chunky bracelets, unusual necklaces and I have pierced ears

Postcards - I am a member of Postcrossing, and would like to collect a postcard/mapcard of every country. I am also collecting the Penguin Book Jacket Collection.

ATC's/Inchies/Twinchies etc - I love making them & and receiving them. Any supplies to make them would be appreciated such as buttons, ribbons, fabric or backgrounds. Mini items, small embellishments. I really need alphabets or text to put letters on my cards & ATC's, so would appreciate any diecut letters etc. I also love emphemera

Stationery - I love writing, so any stationery is lovely. I love notebooks and fountain pens.

Colours - I love colour especially black and white with red. However I do like all colours. I love stripes and polka dots too x

Tea & Hot Chocolate - I love trying new types of teas, any tea bags apart from Earl Grey. I love Land O Lakes Cocoa, any variety.

Travel, I love travelling to new places.

I love animals especially cats, crabs, snails, ladybirds, butterflies and birds.

Stamps - Postage, to use in crafts.

I can always use swap cards & address labels

Things with my name on or the initial 'C' on. I like my name!!

Anything made by you - Especially an amigurami!!, ATC's, inchies, a matchbox whatever you do!

I love reading and will read anything

Dislikes - Dark Chocolate, coffee and sour sweets

My son is ten, he loves Avengers and Fortnite.

We have no allergies

How I Swap & Rate

I love swapping, I love finding out who my partner is and tailoring what I send for that swap to their personal tastes. I hope every partner I have loves the swap they get from me.

I try to reuse as much packaging as I can x

I will rate a swap as soon as it is physically in my hands, so if I haven't rated you for a swap, I haven't received it yet.
I do not rate down if I do not like a particular item, (as long as someone has paid attention to my profile & met swap requirements) I will just use it in another swap.
I will always rate and I hope that I get the same courtesy in return.

I am still waiting for several ratings, please rate!!!

Non Raters 2010

@bsnipes1978 @OliveNabya @Bundles @shinz @sugarbooger @sovereignstar21 @Dillydally @Frassiegill @PinkNightmare @Craftymum @jaco @texasangel @bookwormgurl @sunnylee7 @bigia @ICNTECHNICOLOR @MadAboutPooh
@CatchingFergison @halcigone

Non Raters 2011

@SIEN @Ktbird80 @MrsStolen @UndeadRedhead @Scrapcowando @rodeorockafeller @SJsCraftyMom


If for any reason you have a problem with any swap of mine, please contact me before rating so it can be resolved.

Unfortunately I have been flaked on :(

Flakers 2010

@Dillydally @Zombina @Akitty @vsproat @Goggabos @candicewelty @pixieval @rickeystrawberry @epcl42

Flakers 2011

@FunkyGirlyChick for Mega ATC Swap (International) - Swap

@UndeadRedhead for Newbie Niceties Monthly Birthday Swap - June kindly angelled by @panthyrr

@IrinaM for Facebook Friends =) #2

@dragonfly84 for Newbie Niceties Friendship Book Swap - Small

@scrapcowando for Newbie Niceties Favourite Animal ATC Swap

Angels for Swaps I was Flaked On In 2010

@sduckson @siouxx05 @TwoBlueCrows @Morwesong @MommaEvans @Nermalski @PJ

Swappers who have flaked on swaps I have hosted

@bsnipes1978 @SwappingGoofy @Pennylane78 @halcigone @Ktbird80 @kathiann

I angel all my own swaps as long as the flaker as been rated a 1.


Tags I am waiting for

Newbie Niceties - A Matchbox & Fabric grabbie from @DarbyFlats

Newbie Niceties - Hello Kitty Chapstick from @Stephyni - kindly angelled by @Penguino

Newbie Niceties - Handmade cards with envies from @Ktbird80 - kindly angelled by @thisismeAXiD x

Angels for these tags would be appreciated x


JaneInSD rated for Reading Log 2017 - 2nd Quarter on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for the reading log. There are a couple books on your list that I have been thinking about reading and now I will! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the swap and the read! I really like the idea of following authors on twitter :)
AnnastinaS rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #4 on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the teabags! :)
Comment: Hello Caroline, what a nice letter! I will write back for sure as soon as I can :)
Comment: Thanks loads for you lovely letter Caroline! of course i will write you back! there's so much to share, have a Blessed day!
Comment: Thanks for the letter and the cute flowers. I absolutely love the envelope!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet letter! My daughter and a few of my friends work at Subway, too. lol. I am VERY familiar with "the way of subs' as they call it here, lol.
debbiepittman rated for NN Time For Tea Swap 3 on Oct 31, 2016
Comment: Sorry...ended up in hospital and then offline back in 2011, 2012. I was just checking everything and saw I missed rating you. Very sorry!
gypsyinthecastle rated for NN Postcard Swap # 6 on May 22, 2012
Comment: I am happy to re-rate with a re-send. Sent pm to swapper.
Response: I contacted gypsyinthecastle back in 2012, and again this month April 2017. Unfortunately I haven't heard back from her on either occasion x
pedal2u rated for Newbie Niceties 'F' Theme ATC - Swap on Dec 27, 2011
Comment: tyvm
Emika rated for 100,000! on Nov 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great package! I love all the different little things you could include :)
missxkay rated for NN Beginner's Inchie Swap 3 on Oct 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the lovely inchies, and I especially love the rooster card you sent them in. :D
angel272 rated for NN Colour Me Happy Swap - Pink on Oct 8, 2011
Comment: Thanks it was great
Comment: Thank you very much, they are very pretty...
CourtneyBruesch rated for NN Craft Stamp Swap 4 on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: Gorgeous Stamps! I think I might regift them to my sister since they are so nice-I would feel guilty using them. Thanks so much!
MichelleWillow rated for NN Pick 3 Swap # 6 on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you Caroline! :)
Comment: Thank you for the birthday bear. :)
HeidiJean rated for NN Friendship Book Swap - Small on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the FBs and excess
kewlmom23 rated for NN Inchies Series 2 - Nature on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Thanks, they are cute

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TerryF on Dec 15, 2011:

Thx for being a TPD member - Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Terry (“;)

trelviastreasures on Nov 6, 2011:

just wondering if you ever received your swap items....nn scavenger hunt????

Moosecastle on Oct 31, 2011:

Happy Halloween

Leashah on Oct 30, 2011:

jen75 on Oct 11, 2011:

Hi Caroline! I saw this and thought of you! Hope you're having a lovely week!

mulle86 on Oct 8, 2011:

Thank you very much for all the lovely red things in the Angel you made for me ;-) It is greately appreciated..

sassystyle on Oct 1, 2011:

Thanks for the welcome!! :)

renmagpie on Sep 27, 2011:

Thank you so much for Newbie Niceties. It goes a long way to welcoming the newbies to the the 'Bot. :D

Paige1900 on Sep 21, 2011:

Oh my Caroline...What a beautiful surprise! Thank You so much for Jellyfish. I love it!!! It really made my day....That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. HUGS HUGS HUGS.

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ktina on Sep 12, 2011:

Hi:) I agree with you, the movie wasn't as good as the A-team series. And you have also a nice and interesting profile, I loved reading it :) Happy swappin'!


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