Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 11:59 pm


Date Joined: March 16, 2011
Last Online: January 11, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

2017- A New Year- This years goal is to set up a website to sell Art on line- May take a while as I don't really understand online selling. Going on a trip to Amsterdam and Belgium - so excited to be travelling again.

2016- two shows this year- My first trip back to England in 20 yrs- so nice to see my sisters, one I hadn't seen in 20 yrs and she still looks exactly the same

update 2015- Sorry don't have much time for swapping at the moment - Getting ready for an Art show in November which will be my first and I'm terrified :)

Hi my name is Fran and I'm a Paper Addict !!!!. There is no rehab for my affliction so I have to use every day. Originally from England now living in Colorado, via Pennsylvannia and New Jersey. I have plenty of time to craft in the winter as I am a ski widow, which I love. My two kids are out on their own, one living in Grand Junction and the other in Denver- Colorado. I have two fur kids who need lots of attention, one called Dougal and the other Florence. named after characters on the Magic roundabout a program I watched when I was a kid. VERY ALLERGIC TO CATS and Cigarette smoke. My husband is allergic to perfume so I cant wear it, but love perfume bottles and pictures of perfume bottles. My friend keeps all her old magazines just so I can cut the perfume bottle pictures out. How sad is that :)

My husband is a Lord of the rings geek. He knows most of it off by heart as he reads the trilogy at least once a year sometimes more. He was greatly disturbed by some of the character changes in the movie. I'm lucky as I have never read the books and loved the movie.

The Flickr site is a work in progress, hopefully I will get more pics of my atc's up soon. I will try and only put ones up as and when they arrive at my swap partners. That way no surprise spoilers. I like surprises toooo.

Favorite Movies

I love watching most movies, but wont watch horror or scary ones. My all time favourite movie is the Quiet Man which is really old. We dont watch tv so watch lots of DVD's and streamed programs.

Favorite Crafts

I love pretty paper, but cant bare to use it when I buy it. Since moving to the states I have got into scrapbooking then mini albums, then cards and at the moment having lots of fun with ATC's. Swapping is becoming my new addiction or perhaps I should say a second addiction. I love all the different kinds and am trying new techniques and mediums. I have always liked taking pictures for the scrapbooking but will try new things for the photography swaps. Love getting mail from different countries. I always wanted to travel, from England it was easier and I have been to France, Norway, Africa, Spain, Sweden and Majorca but since moving to the States I haven't been to any other countries except Canada.

2013 update: This year I have set myself the task of not buying any more supplies. I try to recycle everything and I keep so much trash :) (Well thats what my family calls it)that I had better have a clean out. On all the swaps I do this year I will include at least one piece of recyled something.

I have really been into making Mini albums lately so I havent done many swaps but starting again this year. The postage going up again is a little off putting but I love the process of creating .


Color - Red

Animal - Bichon Frise = Dog

Food - Sushi - At the moment anyway..

Song- Golden Brown - The Stranglers..

Drink - Wine..

Paper- did I mention I'm addicted..

new toy- Cricut machine..

Love scrapbooking mini albums, tags, ATC's.

Love Asian themed paper, embellishments, ephemera, etc

Tea: Favourite every day is Yorkshire Gold, will drink green or chai teas occasionally. Not fond of flavoured teas. Don't see the point of iced tea.


I collect vintage silk postcards, at the moment I have cards from world war 1 handed down by my husbands grandmother. I also collect old marbles. I collect stamps and did have a nice album full, but somehow it got lost in a move somewhere along the way, I have moved many many times. I love art glass hence the marble collection, but it's more because of all the different colourings you can get than the usefullness.

Collect Teapots, started collecting them because I couldnt find one that didnt dribble. So have quite a few now, and yes they all dribble.

Postcard topics




National dress of countries..





Bichon Frise ..

Robins and Bluebirds..



Art Glass..

old posters..


If I say I will do something I will, so please if my swap doesnt arrive please let me know so we can try and fix it. The mail here in the mountains is unpredicatable and unreliable, so I try and get my swaps out early so they have plenty of travel time before the deadline. I get very disappointed if something doesn't arrive when expected so I know you would too. Please if you aren't going to send your swap, please dont join it, again so disappointing to not get a swap when you put your heart into sending one out. This is such great fun lets hope we can keep it fun and friendly.

I believe in Red hearts for effort, not just stuff :0)

Wish list.

Brads and small stuff to add to ATC cards. I notice on some swaps it says no 3D stuff, thats a shame as its so much fun to embellish.

old perfume bottles or at least old pictures of them. Love the glass shapes and colors, dont need the perfume in it.

Vintage pictures to use in Art works.

Rubber/clear stamps with words or sentiments. Any stamps, I like embossing at the moment.

Graphic 45 Paper.

Tim Holtz, anything. He is sooo talented.

Vintage Decoupage sheets or reproductions

Unusual Fibers or beads

Any bits and bobs I can use for Steampunk


shipping tags - Love making tags

Please dont send anything edible. I have had too many packages arrive with the chocolate and tasty stuff missing.

All I need is your pride and effort put into your miniture pieces of art. It bugs me out that some people don't bother to rate, its like my kids not saying thank you for the presents Grandma sends. If you dont want to rate thats fine, but please let me know it arrived, then I can sleep at night.

Missing Snail Mail.

After the recent mess up I had due to the swap being lost in the mail I just wanted to repeat. PLEASE let me know if you did not receive a swap, so that I can send again. Definitely contact me please before giving me a bad rating, I typically mail on the day that partners are assigned, but things do sometimes get lost in snail mail, especially when sent out of the country. Ok three things have gone missing in the mail now, somewhere a mail worker is getting a nice collection :0)


Juste Raskauskaite (ema819) Mail me some Art Envies #5


Pandd rated for CQ STEAMPUNK THEMED TAG on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Fran, love your steampunk tag. Very punky! Great job. Love the goggles. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Shellyr rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt PC #1 on Mar 28, 2017
Apelser rated for P-nS Dragonfly Postcard on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I love it.
bjmonroe rated for CQ MARDI GRAS TAG USA on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Mardi Gras tag, I can tell you put a whole lot of work in it. Love the glasses on her face.
Cocoa rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - March Theme on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful March Tag!
1975sandra rated for ISS: Themed Snail Mail on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic decorated envelope and lovely contents, I just love them all xx
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating- It was so nice to swap with someone back home
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Sticker-covered Envelope on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: It's awesome - very sticker-y! Thanks for the goodies inside.
sewingmistress rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC Swap on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: This is very interesting. It looks like a star constellation, very neat! Thanks for it! Cute envie too!
luv2kraft rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC Swap on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: outstanding atc! thanks
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating
Comment: Fran - this card is perfect, thank you! I went to Japan last year, so this is a special piece :D
Response: Glad you liked it- I really want to go to Japan - lucky you :)
Angeljewele rated for ATC Scavenger Hunt #2 on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks so very much for such a wonderful card. I love the textures and colors. Happy Swapping
Response: Thank you for the rating and Heart
sunrising42 rated for An ATC A Week~ Round 8 on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: This is such an awesome ATC! And the card you made is fantastic too! Thank you!
Response: glad you liked it- thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: I like how you aged it with fabric and paint or ink? Thanks too cool the flowers on ATC and handmade card are lovely!!! Thank you Fran!
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating- love making textured cards
joybells2426 rated for EASU: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a nice ATC. I love Tim Holtz supplies so much. It is a very cool ATC!
Response: Glad you like it and thank you for the heart
mamalynn rated for HMPC: Put a "Heart" on it on Feb 16, 2017
Comment: Wow, this is awesome! And it made it through the mail just fine. Thank you for such a beautiful heart shaped card <3
Response: Yay- always wanted to send an odd shaped card through the mail to see what happened- glad you liked it
Comment: The 2 skinny cards you sent me are great! Really nice. I like how you displayed the one on the front of the card. Than you so much.
Response: so glad you liked them- I like doing mixed media greetings cards and this is a fun way to display them
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - Feb on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your heart PC! And you're right: keep your heart healthy in every way!
Response: Glad it arrived ok - having a friend and husband with Heart problems makes me think of heart cards slightly differently
BeeMGee rated for ATC with a Flower IOAS on Dec 23, 2014
Comment: Thanks Fran. The flowers arrived with no damage. Lovely idea. Thank you.
starmccoy rated for IOAS Graphic 45 atc on Nov 17, 2014
Comment: Beautiful. Thank you!
BeeMGee rated for Free Theme HALLOWEEN ATC IOAS on Oct 29, 2014
Comment: Nice ATC and extras . Thank you

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Candyn29 on Oct 7, 2014:


RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

BusyB on Jul 23, 2013:


Thank you for the July RAK in the advanced group! I will enjoy using all the goodies you sent! Yes, if you get to Portland you know where to find me, right here on swap-bot. I could take you shopping at my fave stores! :) Oh my, that could be dangerous. LOL!

isabellasnow on May 31, 2013:

Fran, thank you for the amazing package of little goodies for the May RAK in the Advanced ATC group! I will put EVERYTHING to good use.

tifffoster on Mar 10, 2012:

Thank you for the beautiful C+P mail art network postcard you sent! I love it!

atlantian on Feb 29, 2012:

Thanks so much for C+P network PC. Sorry it has taken so long to post. Keep up the beautiful work.

Artstamper on Feb 24, 2012:

Your postcard for the C+P network arrived today. It is beautiful artwork and arrived in perfect condition. Thanks so much!!

Bedazzle on Feb 16, 2012:

Hello Fran, thank you so much for the C+P Network Postcard. It is so very Pretty!

mammadoo on Jan 26, 2012:

Thank you very much for the lovely postcard you created and sent for the C+P Mail Art Network.

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