Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 9:54 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2019
Last Online: November 27, 2020
Birthday: February 7
Country: United Kingdom
My Flickr Photos
My Wedding And Event Photography

Current Status

There seems to be more problems with the post at the moment, especially international. If you haven't had something from me please let me know. I'll always resend if it hasn't arrived :)

*** Request - If you are able to send an envelope with stamps rather than the printed postage if possible could you try to leave a 1cm gap around at least three sides. I have a friend who collects used stamps to send to a Support Dog charity and I'd like to pass them on to her. I usually save the really special ones for swaps and crafting but I'd like to pass as many as possible as it's a great cause. thank you ****

The world has gone mad, and I hope that everyone I have sent to and received from and got to know on swap bot is staying safe.

This is a totally unprecedented situation we're all dealing with at the moment and I think more understanding than usual is needed when it comes to sending and receiving swaps.

I will ALWAYS send. I have never and will never flake but getting to the post office can be difficult and transit times are getting longer, especially on International post.

All I ask is that you be patient and if it hasn't arrived please let me know and give me the chance for a resend before rating. Right now Swap-Bot and creative outlets are helping me stay sane.

Stay safe SB friends.

About Me

Photographer, cat person (who also loves Dogs), coffee addict, music lover, film geek.

I've recently started Postcrossing and love it so I'm always happy to receive postcards from your country or anything quirky, cat-themed, Wiccan, funny or just plain unique in postcards. I'd appreciate them unwritten so I can use them in Postcrossing (I will always scan them first to save a copy for myself πŸ˜€)

I've also finally caved in and bought a die cutter so now I've got something else to spend money on by buying dies, always happy to receive any that you don't want πŸ˜€

I love Harry Potter and am a proud Gryffindor (Pottermore)

I have issues with Blue ink in pens. Don't ask me why, I have no idea, but I cannot write in Blue ink. It has to be Black, or any other colour, just not Blue.

My favourite colours are Red, purple, Black, Silver and brights like orange, yellow and green. I love black and white images and photography and black and white things are cool as well. I'm not a big fan of pink.

Loves Star Wars and Dr. Who. Hates reality TV except for The (UK) Apprentice, Bake Off and Masterchef.

Loves Books, learning, discovering new things, photography quests (see my blog for a list of my current quests and scavenger hunts (https://bigfishlittlefishcb.wordpress.com). I've just got into crafts to relieve the stress of my day job and am loving learning. Cricut apprentice, Rock painter, trainee crocheter and I'm really getting into papercrafts. and mixed media art. I'll try anything once :)

I've discovered Art Journalling and mixed media so ephemera, stickers, buttons, stencils, magazine or book pages with interesting images or words, stickers (not too childish please). I'm learning and loving Wiccan, particularly Kitchen Witch and am a little bit Goth. I love the supernatural or mythical, especially Dragons and the darker side of life. Anything that I could use in my art journal or collages is always welcome. A-Z of things I like below but I'm always open-minded and ready to discover new things. πŸ˜€

Vegetarian animal lover who just wants to get to know more of the amazing people on this planet and discover new things as often as possible.

I live just outside of Oxford with my fiancΓ© and a slightly unhinged but loveable Cat called Smodge.

Favorite Music

I have a fairly eclectic taste in music and always find it really hard to answer the 'favourite music' question.

I love discovering new music from bands and singers who aren't necessarily well known yet

Of the more mainstream music some of my faves (in no particular order) are...

The Black Keys, Against Me!, Alabama 3, Beth Ditto (And Gossip), Bloc Party, Collective Soul, David Bowie, Frank Turner, Incubus, Jamiroquai, Mad Caddies, Manic Street Preachers, Queen, The Stereophonics, Faithless

There are lots more and I'm always open to listening to anything that I haven't got to know yet.

I'm not a big fan of Hip Hop (although I do like some) or R&B and really don't like manufactured boy/girl bands.

Favorite Books

I love reading and try really hard to find more time to get lost in a great book.

Some of my favourites are...

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee, The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, All of the Harry Potter Books - JK Rowling, Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones

Recently read and enjoyed...

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

Elenor Oliphant is completely fine' by Gail Honeyman

His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman

The End Of The World Is NIG13 - Tony Moyle

Favorite Movies

In (almost) no particular order....

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter (All Of Them), Coyote Ugly, The Boat That Rocked, Lost Boys, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Die Hards (first three really but especially the 1st, and yes I do consider it to be a Christmas Movie :), Jaws, Mad Max (especially the first 3), Bond Movies (but especially Sean)

Favorite Television

Buffy, Angel, Homeland, Stranger Things, Eastenders, The Good Place, Masterchef, NCIS Better Call Saul

Favorite Crafts

I'm still a relative beginner in art and crafting and it's a journey of discovery for me and a great therapy for the stress of the corporate world.

I feel like I want to try everything but at the moment I'm trying not to have too many things on the go and focus a bit more and find my style and my skill set. Currenntly learning and experimenting with...

Crochet, Acrylic Paint Pouring, Painting Rocks, Dot Art Papercrafts and card making Scrapbooking Art Journalling Painting & drawing (I'm learning, it's a work in progress) Mixed Media Junk Journalling

A-Z Of Me

A - Angel (TV Series), Animals, Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Absurdity, Academia, Activism, Adventures, Alcohol, Aliens, Amphibians, Answers, Apples, Aquarius, Aquarians, Arctic, Armadillo's, Art, Alice In Wonderland, Art Journals

B - Buffy (TV Series), Books, Birds, Biscuits

C - Cats, Coffee (Black), Cricut, Crochet, CSI, Chocolate, Creativity, Courvoisier, Cameras, Cars, Chanel No.5, Crystals

D - Dogs, Dragons, Design

E - Elephants, Eco Warriors, Equality, Eastenders, Ephemera, Embellishments

F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, Friends, Fridays

G - Gromit, Geeks, Gin, Groot, Gryffindor

H - Harry Potter, Happy Things

I - Imagination, Ice Cream, Instant Pot, Incense

J - Jossticks, Jokes, jack-o'-lanterns, Jam, Jaws (The Movie), Jets (The Flying Kind), Jack Daniels

K - Ketchup, Key rings, Kindness, Kisses, Kittens, Kittys, Kiwi's (The Nation, the birds and the fruits)

L - Love, Lions, Llamas

M - Marmite, Monsters, Mandala, Movies, Music

N - Novels, Notebooks, Nature, Noodles, New Years Day, New Age, Nerds, Notepaper - patterned, especially vintage looking.

O- Owls, Orange, Our Planet, Oceans

P - Puzzles, Punk, Pubs, Pagans, Painting, Parcels, Peace, Photography, paper crafts

Q - Quests, Questions

R - Reading, Romance, Recipes, Rock (Music), Rocks

S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture, scrapbooking, Spells, Sinatra and The Rat Pack

T- T-shirts, Trains (Steam), Tarot

U - Unicorns

V - Vampires, Variety, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Volunteering,

W - Wales, Whales, Walking, Whiskey, Writing, Winning, Witches

X - Xtra's

Y - Yo-Yo's

Z - Zombies

Things I Don't Like

I don't want to list a load of 'do not sends' as I always think the swaps should be the senders choice but FYI - I don't like Black tea, I love fruits, herbal, green and Jasmine but not black of any variety, and I hate Anchovies although I can't imagine a swap where anchovies might be included.

Roses - or rather the smell of Roses, gives me a headache. Love Island and reality TV stuff and religious things. Pagan and Wiccan are cool with me though.



Comment: Ty - cool card, mask and extra, many thanks! With festive regards and best wishes for 2021...
Risna rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much that wonderful mail and the beautiful Christmas card! Can't wait to open the packages! Take care.
wolfeagle rated for Googly Eye ATC or PC on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you. We all need some silly sometimes. ;D Happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: I love this Professor Trelawney card. You've stirred my interest for His Dark Materials.
Trinket rated for Christmas advent calendar day 3+4 on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Huzay! It was here waiting for me, really neatly wrapped. Thank you for sending me these small gifts, cannot wait to open them.
simcoe54 rated for PH: I Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great "I" postcards.
reauk rated for CS: beauty item teabag and card on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks Cathy Saving for Christmas πŸŽ„
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend, I'm really looking forward to opening your lovely packages
Comment: Thanks for the ATC's
Comment: Cathy, the resend arrived today and it is lovely. Thank you very much! I truly appreciate the effort you made to recreate and resend this swap. Stay safe and enjoy what's left of autumn!
Response: Thank you, so glad it's got there, the post seems to be getting crazy at the moment, I know the worlds postal systems are under pressure again and totally understand. I often wonder where all the 'lost' post goes though. I had a swap turn up recently in the USA and the envelope was empty but the envelope got there. Who knows. thanks for rating, and for the heart. I think we're definitely on track for an early winter in the UK. Stay safe πŸ˜€
lovesreward rated for PH: Different Scavenger Hunt #3 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards! Oh how I wish we had tasty strawberries here - I have to add sugar as they are bitter and still half green when you buy them in the shops! I love old typewriters so I really like the card you made, of course I love the "I love you" in French and the coffee cup shaped card is neat, I had not seen one like that before! Thanks for the nice selection and I hope all is well with you, take care!
Response: Hey, glad you like them. Stay safe πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
debbiespoms rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #120 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you Cathy for all the great PC's you sent! Esp. extra ones you made up. Love all!
Response: Cool, glad you liked them. Hope you're well. Stay safe πŸ˜€
ch23 rated for PH: H Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: H is for Happy Happy Happy! Perfect HP card for me and the stamps too!
Response: πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Scuslidge rated for WIYM: FOOD POSTCARD on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Made me miss summer already. Of course, having snow here over the weekend made me miss summer too!
Response: Glad you liked it we haven't had snow yet and it's not very cold. It's just at that grey, miserable stage. I enjoy crisp cold autumn/winter days so I'm hoping for some like that very soon. Stay safe πŸ˜€
LibraryMaker rated for Simple Postcard Swap on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I agree, it is hard to write such a short note. :)
Response: Maybe I should learn to make my handwriting smaller πŸ˜‚. stay safe
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies and the lovely note. I really appreciate the resend! I am doing a lot better and have managed to get a new job that is a lot better for me. I'm excited to try out the nails that you sent as soon as I have an occasion to wear them <3
Response: Glad to hear you've found somewhere better, work can really bring you down if it's a negative place to work or not right for you. Hope the nails look good. Stay safe πŸ˜€
jules4534 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #121 on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards!
Response: Glad you liked them πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you for sharing five superstitions with me! I had not heard about the "crossed knives" and I researched it a bit - quite interesting! This was a really fun swap (and I love the French postcard too)! :)
Response: It's a subject that fascinates me, so many superstitions have some basis in truth and common sense. I love to try to find out where they originated. πŸ˜€
Comment: Wow thank you so much for another incredible swap! I’m always so excited when I see an envelope from you as I know it’s going to be amazing! I love everything so much and it was so thoughtful 😊
Response: Brilliant, so glad you like it see you in another swap soon πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Highlander18 rated for SSM: October Pick 5 postcards on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Lovely letter and super great cards I think the favorite is the Cotswolds card - love the vintage ones, too. Thank you very much! <3s
Response: Thank you it is a lovely part of the world. Once we're allowed out and about again I want to design some using my own photographs. Stay safe. πŸ˜€

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ittybittykitty on Nov 1, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Rainydancer on Sep 26, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

weatherwax on Jun 20, 2020:

Your art arrived - thank you !!!!! Have a brilliant weekend :)

susannah on Aug 1, 2019:

Profile Hello From All over #10 Twist!

Grootings from Finland! :D I like Harry Potter and Guardians of the Galaxy too! <3

β€œI look around at us and you know what I see? Losers… I mean like, folks who have lost stuff. And you think life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it’s giving us something. It is giving us a chance.” – Star-Lord


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