Swap-bot Time: November 28, 2020 12:13 am


Date Joined: May 19, 2010
Last Online: May 1, 2020
Birthday: October 25
Country: Singapore
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Instagram @LoveXOChelle

About Me

Hullo! My name is Michelle and I come from the sunny island of Singapore. I am mummy to three lovely fur babies who light up my world. I am generally a very cheerful person. I am also a very "girly girl", I'm in dresses 90% of the time so I love all the sweet, cute, flowery, pretty things. I am also happiest when I get the opportunity to make someone's life a little bit better, or at least a little bit less "not good". I think that in itself is a real privilege.

About Swapping

I know shipping to Singapore can sometimes be very costly so please feel free to visit my Etsy or AliExpress wishlists. I've put down a number of cheap (less than US$3) items in there. Alot of the stores on AliExpress do free shipping to Singapore. I also re-use packaging because I think it's such a waste to throw a perfectly good envelope or box away.

Also, above any extras or some such, I would love a nice hand-written or typed note telling me about yourself. It doesn't need to be long or lengthy, I just enjoy connecting with people and reading a little bit about your life. No pressure at all, only if you love writing!

Side note: I host swaps from time to time... I've started to include the following guideline: If your "Dislikes" is longer than your "Likes", please don't join this swap... It's really not for fussy or difficult people. :)

Things I love...

Honestly, I love ALL mail and will appreciate anything that you've put care in sending but if you would like some ideas on what I especially enjoy:

  • Quality over quantity!
  • Botanical art
  • Watercolor
  • Pointed pen
  • Calligraphy
  • TEA! (especially the fruity ones / infusions but not so much spicy tea - I HATE nutmeg, clove, pepper, fennel and star anise and cardamom but I'm ok with cinnamon and ginger... Please do not put tape, not even washi, on tea bags, it ruins the packaging!)
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Monstera
  • Doilies
  • Postcards (blank to use or naked and stamped for me!)
  • Note cards (blank to use)
  • Onion skin paper
  • Letter writing paper
  • Letter sets
  • Nice or pretty envelopes
  • Snail mail supplies
  • Washi tape
  • Meaningful quotes
  • Pastel colors
  • Unicorns
  • Horses / Ponies
  • Cactus
  • Natural perfumes or scents
  • Aromatherapy
  • Candles
  • Pressed flowers
  • Aromatherapy blends
  • Natural, plant-based shower gels
  • I play the piano, so anything piano related
  • Macarons
  • Nice tote bags
  • Things that I can use around the house or at my desk at work (e.g. tape dispenser, file folders, notebooks, techie accessories)
  • Lace
  • Fleur de Lis
  • French lavender
  • Chandeliers
  • Sweet, lovely flowery things
  • Carousels
  • Snow globes
  • Anything with the white Westie doggie motif! I love my Westies!
  • Things to use around the house (like cups, plates etc.)
  • Cute boxes and containers
  • Colors: Robin's egg blue, mint green, pretty pink, sunshine yellow, bright cheery colors, pastel colors
  • Ephemera (but not junk scraps of paper, based on your own personal standards is good enough for me!)
  • Stickers (can never get enough of them, including sticker flakes, just no reward stickers!)
  • Craft materials

Brands I love:

  • Chase & Co (UK) (Their stationery, OMG!)
  • Paperchase! (UK)
  • Cavallini & Co. (US)
  • Papier (UK)
  • Midori (Japan)
  • Papersource (US)
  • Mr Wonderful (Spain)
  • Diptyque (France)
  • Laduree (France)
  • Loft (Japan)
  • Tokyu Hands (Japan)

I also have some special requests which I would LOVE if anyone can fulfil and would be happy to do private swaps for! :)

General: Return address labels

From Netherlands:

  • The Pepin Press (label and sticker books, gift and creative papers, letter writing sets, paper craft books)
  • flow magazine and special edition books (everything grows with love, a book that takes its time, mindfulness and mindfulness workbook, book for paper lovers, book of posters and cards)

Postcards I collect

  • Maxicards
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Botanical art
  • Horses (I'm born in the year of the horse!)
  • Linen postcards
  • Children’s books illustrations
  • Doors, doorways, gates and windows
  • Maps of your city / country (I especially love the hand-drawn ones)
  • Subway maps
  • Airline postcards of their destinations
  • Postcards from young, modern, hipster local artists
  • Postal or snail mail themed
  • Love or heart themed
  • "Greetings from..." postallove

I also collect any matching stamps, or stamps related to the above categories. :)

Characters I love

  • Rilakkuma
  • Korilakkuma
  • Mamegoma
  • Kiiroitori
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Little Prince
  • Classic Pooh (but not the Disney Winnie the Pooh!)

Private Swaps

I am always up for private swaps! Simply send me a message and we can set something up! I can send:

  • Different flavored Kit Kats (typically Japanese types)
  • UNESCO site postcard from Singapore (Botanic Gardens)
  • Jetoy postcards
  • Profile surprises
  • Flipbooks
  • Snail mail themed packages
  • Karel Capek tea

Rather Not

Please don't send any occult or satanic items. I also am not a fan of Halloween, scary, evil or spooky things.

Pet Peeve: Folded memo sheets... rather you not send please. Memo sheets are so pretty and when they arrive folded, it's just a tad depressing. Yes I know, I have a weird relationship with stationery. :D

The (not so) Fine Print

I fulfill every swap I participate in and I keep a very detailed excel file of all the swaps I participate in. It has the all the swap information in it, and the date I packed it, sent it, marked sent, rated and such. I also have photos of a lot of the swaps I send out so if a package due from me is lost in transit or takes a bit longer to get there, please let me know and I will track it down. If it cannot be found, I will gladly re-send another. Please do give me the opportunity to rectify the situation before rating a 3 or 1.

If you feel my package hasn't met swap requirements for some reason or other, or if you think it's "borderline" 5, please also let me know. I hate it when my partners don't like what they've received, or if I've read a profile wrong and I'm always happy to make up for it!

That said, it's always (VERY) useful if you have a working Etsy favorites list because that way, I can easily see the style you like and not get your profile wrong.

Also, please know that in Singapore, the mail doesn't get picked up or postmarked on Saturdays or Sundays. I also try my best to drop off my packages way before the deadline but if I only manage a Friday afternoon drop, the package may not get postmarked until Monday.

I will re-swap items I receive if it's not quite my style, but will suit someone else better. I will not, however, re-swap handmade items. I will re-use packaging if it is still in good condition.

Also, if there is anything that I have done or any actions that I have taken that offends or upsets anyone, please do let me know if at all possible... Sometimes I may get over eager or excited about things and in the process, not realise when I have overstepped or crossed a line. I can assure you that my intentions are nothing but genuine and the last thing I want is to have done something negative (vs something good or positive).

Thank you :)

No swap name...

  • Stephanie from Tx, USA sent a gratitude notecard and some pretty stickers


snailmailer1 rated for Random Flat Christmas Swap on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you
snailmailnaomi rated for BIG tea swap #3 on May 10, 2019
Comment: thank you
cajiky rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #4 on May 5, 2019
Comment: It took a long time, but I finally received your sending of tea in this swap. Thank you very much.
askgaw rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #4 on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Hello Michelle, your teas arrived, thank you very much for them. Can’t wait to try it!
chendaleh rated for Happy Mail-April 2018 on Nov 14, 2018
Carrielovestotravel rated for Mail Art x TEN on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: I only recently received your letter and really enjoyed it!
Comment: Whaaaa what a beautiful package! That HUGE flipbook, wow! I never thought of making it that way, I love the idea of a clear cover. And you picked out so many goodies that I absolutely love, paying attention to all the details in my profile! You are the best! Let's stay in touch :)
jacianne rated for Craft Supply Destash! on Aug 10, 2018
Sola79 rated for Happy Mail + Goodies #2 on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Karen07 rated for Mail Art x TEN on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: Your letter is awesome and worth the wait. It took until today to get here! Thank you!
Johkup rated for Happy May - quick swap on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely card. I had a nice May :)
Comment: Hello! Your most beautiful flipbook and all the extras arrived today! Thanks so much. Take care
Comment: I am very sorry for the late rating. I appreciate your pretty postcard and thoughtful journal question.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful die cuts and all the fantastic extras.
phiedragon rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful letter and post cards! So much fun detail on the envelope. I look forward to writing to you and will send a reply soon!
Pdxmommy rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: I got your beautiful envelope! I am "recovering" from vacation, but will write a reply soon.
MarblexJam rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Loved seeing your mailart in my mailbox today! I almost didn’t want to open it! Great letter and thank you for the super cute postcards! 💕
Comment: Thank-you so much for the fun package. I love things that much more when they are wrapped with ribbon:-)
Zander rated for FTLOC-Washi Tape Samples on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Thank You for the washi tapes and the extras

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mgallardo68 on May 10, 2018:

Simply superb tags. Fantastic items, all new and properly protected with some extra goodies (profile themed) and lovely, lovely wrapping. Definitely A+ class tag! Loved it so much!!

anicka22 on Apr 24, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful profile suprises for the tag! You really spoiled me so much! Lots of love, Anicka

nancylee on Mar 18, 2018:

Welcome Spring profile decorations HI thank you for joining my swap- these are just for fun bonus decorations. Have a Happy Spring!

Vooraltijd on Mar 16, 2018:

Welcome Spring profile decorations

MidsummerDream on Mar 16, 2018:

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” - Carl Sagan

Profile Quote #24

manme on Mar 15, 2018:

Profile Quote #24.

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les Brown)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." (Mark Twain)

RakkaS on Mar 15, 2018:

Profile Quote #24

“Seek the world and you will only lose yourself. Seek yourself and you will discover the world.”-Pavana Reddy

"When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." - Walt Disney

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever."- Walt Disney

cynaemon on Mar 14, 2018:

Profile Quote #24

I love your rough edges and soft parts that bleed. The ruins of your soul are poetry to me. Anita Krizzan

I will burn myself to keep our flame alight and I will never be afraid or ashamed or embarrassed to show you the scars. ~Tyler Knott Gregson

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

Bee1981 on Mar 10, 2012:

Hi:-) I joined your tiny-profile-surprsie swap and hope sooo much that you will host another swap like this one soon;-))) Have a great weekend! Rebecca

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