Date Joined: September 23, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 2018
Update.. 1 December 2017.
I said goodbye to being an employee one month ago and it is GREAT!!!! Time to craft, to cook, to go to classes and so much more. It was a big decision but I don't regret it for a moment. Will have to tighten the old belt but that's fineðŸ˜Š
September 1st.2017. We now get mail once a week, so if you are worried that something hasn't arrived, it probably hasn't! But it will get here, don't fret. ðŸ˜‰
I have been making cards for about 9 years, mostly for friends and family but I do sell some too, mostly commissioned cards for special events ðŸ˜Š
I have a battered CB, an ebosser, a scalpel , three guillotines, one of which is pretty crappy but I won't chuck it(unless it refuses to work at all) and loads of scissors. ;o)
My mainstays are Nellie, CB, Nestie,Cheery Lyn and a few Tattered Lace dies,embossing folders, handmade papers, a few( update that to many) punches, brads, RIBBONS, glitter pens, promarkers,oh the list goes on...and on and on. I just did another complete clear up; I don't have quite as much stuff as I thought, that's the first time that has happened, LOL
I'm learning to stamp; steep curve. But I'll get there. Update, getting better but still room for improvement.
Have now a craftroom of my very own; it's Heaven ( You call it Chaos, I call it Home) I'm as happy as a pig in poo :o)
Have tried painting but I'm a numpty at mixing colours; everything turns out brown or grey. Can draw but not very well, room for vast improvement. I'm learning to make ATC's; great fun, I can understand why so many people like making them :o)
So, my crafting thing is making cardsand envelopes. I'm learning to make boxes too.
SWAP LIKES: Items that I can use on my cards:
Papers, particularly "masculine" ones, you know, dark colours and patterns.. I find them very hard to get.
Gems and pearls, self adhesive
Anything that can be used with my CB or ebosser
Did I mention ribbons
SWAP DISLIKES: Please don't send me
Loose glitter, it makes me wheeze and sniffle and my papers fly everywhere!
Things with text/ writing on them; I won't be able to use them as I usually work in a different language.
Babyish, childish or cartoon items; I have enough for my needs ;o)
Neon colours, I have too much of that already ;o)
Torn, crumpled or "tired" items
Favourite books have got to be Stephen King, Christopher Brookmyre,Anne Rice, Nick Hornby and Clive Barker. I also like Dorothy Dunnett, Ruth Atkinson, Fay Weldon,Christopher Priest and Monica Ali. At the moment I'm going through the bookcases and re-reading every single book, after which I will give them away, to make room for more books!
TV..watch it very rarely so no favourite programmes but I enjoy a good documentary.
Movies? Not a great movie fan ( perhaps because my husband falls asleep EVERY time, after about three minutes )but anything with Woody Harrelson, Nicholas Cage, Johnny Depp and Robert de Niro. oh and science fiction, fantasy films... Matrix, Blade Runner.
Music: Modern folk, zydeco, cajun.
Other bits and bobs.. I really enjoy cooking, it's relaxing. Recipes are always welcome! :o) I'll eat just about anything apart from rice pudding (yeuchh!)
No allergies that I know of :o)
No children, no pets, oy how boring that sounds!
Computer and gadget nerd.
Born in the UK with itchy feet, 61years ago.
Jobs have included: waitress, bartender, stewardess, salesperson, tourist guide, gopher, shop decorator, translator, teacher in computer skills. Jack of all trades, master of none LOL
Good qualities ;o) A patient listener, creative, curious, openminded.
Bad qualities:o( Perfectionist, drat.
I no longer work full-time and live in a house with a large and very unruly garden. We're not big on weeding so we have a motley crew of plants.
I read a lot, but in bouts, mainly when my mojo has gone walkabout.
Met my wonderful, kind and funny husband at a party 32 years ago and we just stuck like glue. We have very different interests and give each other room to enjoy them.
If I weren't me, I'd be an orangutang. Or a cat.
Favourite colours:Happy ones, particularly turquoise, blue, green and red. Just not together ;o)
I really enjoy sunshine, the company of friends and family, good wine, learning new things and making other people smile.
Also the smell of a newly cut lawn, silence,(have tinnitus which is triggered by noise),strong coffee, wrapping presents and going to car boot sales and fleamarkets.
Fireworks, the sea, mountains and deserts.
I love travelling; long distances, short ones, doesn't matter.. it's the sights and experiences along the way that do it for me :o)
Love, love, love spring and summer and cooking food in the kettle grill; it all tastes so much better that way! Whole roast chicken or pork with the crackling, oh yumðŸ˜
Loathe housework, going to the dentist ,shopping for clothes, earwigs, slugs and wasps.
I joined swap-bot because I love sending and receiving letters and packages.
I will be joining in swaps that are to do with card-making. I would love to do the "heavier" ones but our high postage costs make it too expensive, I just can't afford it :o(
If you don't receive something from me, let me know and I'll get it sorted. I'll read your profile and do my level best to find things that suit you and I send my swaps as soon as possible after partners are assigned.
Re. Rating, please rate! That way I know you have received you package/ envelope/ whatever.
That's it, I look forward to swapping with you! :o)
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