Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 1:56 am


Date Joined: November 16, 2017
Last Online: June 19, 2018

Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm an artist, crafter, Girl Guide leader, aspiring polyglot, and slightly nerdy!

Here's a few things I've made in the past:

Crocheted Firefly Hat Guitar Player Painting

Crochet Firefly Hat / Guitar Player Painting

Jupiter Embroidered Pendant Galaxy Embroidered Pendant

Jupiter Embroidered Pendant / Galaxy Embroidered Pendant

Pop Art Pet Portriat Painting

Pop Art (Photo Editing) / Pet Portrait Painting


I love crafting, especially needlecrafts. I love embroidery, cross stitch, knitting and crochet, and I'm toying with the idea of trying out weaving...

I also draw and paint, but not as often as I'd like.

I host my own craft night once a month with my friends, there's about 10 of us who are regulars, and 4 or five others who turn up occasionally. We meet at my house, so I'm thinking we're going to have to find a venue soon to accommodate us properly.

Girl Guiding

Once a week on a Monday evening, it gives me great pleasure to help run a Girl Guide unit (will be called Girl Scout troops in some other countries).

We go camping, make fires, craft, cook, build things, learn things, help the community and much more. Being a volunteer for Girlguiding UK is one of the best things I've done! I definitely recommend it!

GirlguidingUK World Flag


I've grown up bilingual in Wales, so speak English and Welsh as my native languages.

I learned French and German in school, but forgot everything since I had no need to use them. Anyway, seventeen years later, I've rekindled my love for languages, so I'm studying French, Swedish, and have a strong interest in Japanese, and Polish.

My language wish list also includes BSL, Hindi, Spanish and possibly an African language - Swahili perhaps? I've heard it's relatively easy to learn. Maybe Afrikaans since I know someone who speaks it... I'd also love to learn an Arabic language, but I have no idea which one and they look really difficult to learn.

If you feel like writing a phrase or two in your language with my swap, I will be super excited to receive it! Any language! 💚

🇫🇷 Si vous pouvez parler français, j'aimerais que vous m'écrire en français s'il vous plaît ! J'ai besoin de pratiquer :-) merci !

Itchy Feet Comic

Things I like

I'm open to receiving anything and everything, but I'm NOT interested in any religious imagery (though I am interested in other cultures and happy for you to tell me about your faith), no kawaii, no loose glitter, no buttons or anything pink. I love a pretty dress from time to time, but I'm not a girly girl!

I have a caffeine sensitivity so no black teas please. I can tolerate a little but if I have too much (more than one cup in a day) it can induce a migraine and I get palpitations so it's best to just avoid it completely. Please write the use by date on individual wraps!

I have a long list of other stuff that makes me happy, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Art Nouveau
  • Astronomy
  • Baking
  • Board games
  • Bullet journalling
  • Cassowaries (they're like living dinosaurs to me 💚)
  • Castles
  • Cephalopods
  • Cooking
  • Corvids
  • Crochet
  • Cross stitch
  • Deadpool
  • Disney (The Lion King and Basil the Great Mouse Detective are my favourites)
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Embroidery
  • Flat stickers
  • Fossils
  • GirlguidingUK
  • Good quality paints and brushes
  • Hares (the scruffier, the better! Please don't confuse a hare and a rabbit - there is a difference!)
  • Itchy Feet comic by Malachi Ray Rempen
  • Jurassic Park
  • Keyrings
  • Knitting
  • Labyrinth (with David Bowie)
  • Language learning
  • Listening to music
  • Making small artworks
  • Merit badges (from any WAGGGS member organisation)
  • Natural history / Prehistoric creatures
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Photography
  • Photo restoration (I like to fix damaged photos)
  • Postcards especially touristy ones
  • Recipes from other countries
  • Retro gaming
  • Rose flavoured things
  • Saga (the comic book)
  • Science
  • Sci-fi and fantasy
  • Socialising
  • Star Trek
  • Stranger Things
  • Studio Ghibli
  • Tea (must be caffeine-free: any herbal, flowering, green or fruity teas. I love trying new flavours!)
  • The International Space Station
  • Tim Burton
  • UFO (the 70s Gerry Anderson TV show)
  • Walks in the countryside
  • Washi tape (I'm happy to accept skinny or solid colour washi as I rarely buy them for myself!)
  • Yarn of any colour and weight - even samples.

I'm looking forward to swapping with you!


Although it's possible to join up to 20 swaps, I will only ever join up to 8 at the most to ensure I have the time to spend on your swap. I really don't want to put myself in a position where I'm the flaker! There may be times where I actually have more than five on my dash, but this is only when I might have completed the swap in an evening and its going to be posted the next working day.

I take my swaps to the post office so that I can get proof of postage. This is a receipt that has the address of the recipient also printed on it. I really don't want to get a 3 or a 1 just because the item has got lost in the post, so at least this way I can prove that I sent the item on time! I will resend!

If I'm sending a parcel, your swap might not come in the most attractive packaging (unless the swap specifically requests it). To save money and the planet, I recycle things like jiffy bags! The swap itself will be the best quality of my ability, so don't let the packaging put you off!

If I haven't been rated for my swaps after a couple of weeks I will message you, to check that the parcel has arrived and you haven't forgotten to rate! I value every rating and I respond to every one 💚

Please contact me if you get me as a swap partner and you are stuck for ideas! Hopefully my profile should be enough but if you were hoping for more, let me know - I don't bite!


crochetjunkie rated for Knit, Crochet, Sew: May 2018 on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Wow! Thank you for such an awesome item!!! I thought it was a dinosaur skull until I read your note. I totally see it now! I love it!!
shellbede rated for Small HD/HP Art Series #2 - BOOK on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Oooooh I love it!!!! We're actually reading Watership Down aloud to our kids right now. Thank you so much!
Comment: What a lovely surprise! Thank you for framing your piece. It’s a lovely drawing, I can imagine that it’s a beautiful scene. I will be displaying and showing it off and sharing your story. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm really happy you like it enough to keep! 😊
Comment: Love your illustration! Happy to add the ATC to my nautical collection!
Response: Glad you like it!
Ivy1971 rated for Pick-a-theme #3 ~ INT on May 2, 2018
Comment: Hi... I am very sorry for rating this late. I thought I had rate you already. Thank you for the envelope with nature theme you sent me!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
PurpleEars rated for ESG: 3 Things on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome
mermaidery rated for ESG: 3 Things on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: I love David Attenborough's narration! Thanks for sharing. :D
Response: He's the best! 😊
turtlelove84 rated for ESG: 3 Things on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed reading your 3 Things, thanks for sharing a bit about yourself.
Response: No problem
Uplandcin rated for ATC - Silver, Gold, and Copper. on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Hi Anne-Marie, got my swap today, eventually, and I love my ATCs. I love that you used the bicycle theme. Well worh the wait.
Response: I'm so glad they arrived finally! I can't believe it took so long.
Paulsmuffy rated for 9 random inchies March 17 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: I know this was late, but you did communicate with me and I really appreciate that. I am also blown away by the drawings you have done, I mean WOW. If I could only draw 1/2 that good. I am sorry to say if I ever send you some in a swap they won't be that good.
Response: Again, my apologies for it being late, but thank you so much for your patience. It was a challenge to draw in such a tiny space, but they came out better than I expected! Enjoy them as you wish!
Ikran3 rated for EUHS: Cosy Evening In on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice package :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: I’m so interested to see how your embroidery will develop! And I love the drawing you did, you really are talented!
Response: Thank you! I'm going to do better in April 😆
Comment: Thank You for the profile based hand drawn ATCs. Cheers!
Response: You're welcome, glad you like them!
manachai rated for Spooky Penpals + a small gift on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter and gift. The paper you used is gorgeous!
Response: Thanks, I love that paper too!
Airam rated for EUHS: Night Sky ATC on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you, it's beautiful! My name is correct :)
Response: I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Washi samples!
Response: You're welcome 😊
chrysotheme rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the washi samples!
Response: You're welcome 😊
Comment: Oh my gosh, I've just opened an AMAZINGLY done, hand-drawn Blue Crab ATC from you. Your "experiment" with coloured pencils was really so beautifully done! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap - and for being patient and becoming part of this group! xoxo
Response: Aww thank you for your kind words. I was actually worried it wasn't good enough haha! I'm looking forward to doing more swaps in the group 🦀
suepier rated for ISS: February Goals PC on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Sheffield, England and sharing your goals with me. I hope everything goes well.
Response: Thank you, good luck with your goals too!

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CajunLady on May 22, 2018:

Thank you so much the the UK stamps!! Now I get to write fanmail!!!!

MSturgill87 on Apr 16, 2018:

Welcome to Fierce Females! I'll be starting a WTA, giveaway, and swap soon. I look forward to swapping with you in the group and getting to know you better

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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