Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 6:01 pm


Date Joined: May 22, 2020
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: September 9
Country: Portugal
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About Me

Hello everyone! I'm Inês, I'm 29, I'm from Portugal and I'm a photographer. I Love to travel and see the world. My favorite place so far is Alaska - I love to be in nature and Alaska is a paradise on Earth! I also love to read. My favorite book is "Walden" by H.D. Thoreau but I also like Oscar Wilde, Milan Kundera, Haruki Murakami, Patti Smith, Jostein Gaarder, Keri Smith, Afonso Cruz and others. My favorite movie is "Into the wild" but I also like "Remember me", "Mamma Mia!", "Dead Poets Society", "Good Will Hunting", "Backlight", etc. My favorite TV shows are "Friends", "Anne with an E", "La casa de Papel", "Gilmore girls", "New girl", among others. I always loved everything related with writing: letters, books, postcards, stamps, everything so I'm really exciting with swap bot ☺️

I'm also a member of Postcrossing since 2011.

Themes I like

-Air mail stuff, snail mail and happy mail;
-Floral, plants and botanical;
-Photography and cameras;
-Universe, moon and stars;
-Maps and travel (but no tourist);
-Forests, woods and national parks;
-Bees and birds;
-Squirrels, foxes, deer and elk;
-Philosophy, maths and science;
-Fall/Autumn & Winter (cozy time);
-Life on the road;
-Friends Tv Show;
-Anything related with analog photography (film, paper, negatives, etc);
-Books, libraries, bookstores (not from bibliophilia postcards because I have the box);

Themes I don't like

-Religious and politics;
-Food theme;
-Dolls, cartoons, anime;
-Hearts, pinkie, glittery and unicorns and rainbows;
-Kid stuff;
-Beauty stuff (like face masks, cream, oils, etc);
-Colouring pages;

Things I would like to receive

-Art pieces;
-Pocket letters;
-Junk journals;
-Handmade items;
-Happy mail of all kind!
-Envelopes and labels;
-Book pages;
-Old photos (specially with people on it);
-Rubber and acrylic stamps;
-Junk journal supplies;

-PLEASE do not send me tea, I don't use to drink, sorry. Coffee or Hot chocolate is ok :)

About International Mail

From 1 July there are new taxes and compulsory customs for purchases outside Europe. Please, if you send me a package from abroad, don't write the price of the items on the envelope, otherwise I will have to pay a percentage, because it looks like purchases. Unfortunately this has happened to me more than once with a package from UK and USA, and I paid... Next time I will not accept the envelope, I'm sorry.

JJJ group swaps

Stuff I like and stuff I use a lot in my journals:

tickets, bird/bee/bug pics/illustrations, old photos, pastel colour washi tape, vintage papers, tea or coffee dye paper, Tim Holtz material, mushrooms, handmade papers, wax seals, handmade items from different people, embelishments, vintage ephemera, transparent plant stickers, etc.


Comment: Lovely journal page. Thank you!
Nehalennia rated for VC: Mixed Media Tag with a Rose on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful tag. I love what you created for me. It will get a special spot in one of my future journals <3
heliogal rated for 💌 Happy Scavenger Hunt! #3 on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Firstly, what a beautiful decorated envie you sent your swap in and then all the wonderful surprises inside!! I love the pockets you made thank you so much for a wonderful swap I look forward to crafting with all the beautiful things you sent me!!!
Jbee rated for Put vintage on! 2023 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Dear so nice to get mail again! thank you so very much for your adorable vintage package! I love it! up to a new crafty year. thanks for join my swaps. love Jill
Comment: I was already excited just seeing the outside of the envelope- and everything inside made me just as happy! I especially love how much thought you put into the extra goodies too. IS the book page in Polish? Thank you so much for everything!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: 2 Sheets/ Pockets & Tags on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Hello dear Ines! I absolutely love the piece you created for me! That moon on the front with the floral spray is absolutely beautiful. Lovely paper with the leaf accents, too. And . . . I'm crazy for those extra papers you sent--they're just gorgeous. What a wonderful swap . . . thank you!
explore rated for Bird themed mailart postcard on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the bird handmade postcard. It looks cool esp with the quote. Happy January!
Comment: Thank you for all the great things to repurpose!
roosje rated for ESO: Seven Pocket Folio on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Dear Ines, thank you so much for a great swap! I love how you put it all together and thanks for the extras too!
Poeprincess rated for VJP: Neutral Palette on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Vintage themes are always good with me & I like how you did this one! Thank you for the extras, too.
LiisaS rated for ESO: Art Journal #3 on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the art journal. Will add my art and send it with the next round :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope.
Response: Thank you :)
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Happy scraps on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the lovely mail!
Response: Thank you for rating! :)
watercolorgirl rated for 🎅🏼 Secret Santa on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness..thank you for the goodies you sent. I especially love the tin solder hanging ornament. The journal page is lovely.The little brown envelopes pad will be fun to use in swaps. Can't wait to try the hot cocoa packet. Happy 2023.
Response: Thank you for the rating Julia :) Happy 2023!
LondonWriting rated for ✨ Easy Accordion Pocket on Jan 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you Ines for the lovely accordion folder and the profile based goodies & extras. Have a wonderful 2023! Sabrina
Response: Thank you for the rating! Have a wonderful year yourself! Love, Inês
Comment: Obrigada! 😍 im going to have a lot of fun translating your writing! I can read some of it but have trouble with verbs so this will definitely help. Also, i adore the metal nutcracker for the tree- thank you so much for doing this private swap with me ❤️ Love, Lyss
Response: Yeii, obrigada eu :) Hope you can understand everything! Anytime! Thank you. Love, Inês
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Wax seal PC II on Dec 23, 2022
Comment: TYSM for this lovely postcard and the great extras :) I wish you'd use a stamp on your envie : I collect them and I rarely get mails from your country :)
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it! I know, I wanted to but the post office didn't have, I asked for it... Hope I can send you next time!
PaperPassion rated for Senders Choice Flipbook #2 on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: Beautiful pocket,my favorite vintage theme.Thank you so much for this wonderful swap.
Response: Thank you for the rating! :) Glad you liked it! Take care :)
Comment: Hello Inès, How are you ?I'm happy with your items ! I really like them very much, I like everything! Have a nice day, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad you like them! Merry Christmas and happy new year :)
Comment: Thanks for that beautiful page, Ines! I wish u merry Christmas and Happy New year! 😊Till we swap again!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Merry Christmas to you too and all your dreams may come true in 2023! Love, Inês

Rating Overview

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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


Risna on May 4, 2022:

Yay! Your letter just arrived! And no, the first one never showed up. So sorry it got lost. I'll get back to you soon! Sending lots of love in the meantime.

Risna on Jan 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the late Christmas present... it's even more special because it arrived a bit late. And this way it got way more attention! ;-) Love the notebook and can't wait to read the Love Letters of Great Men. Thank you so much for being so kind to me! Sending love!

Risna on Dec 26, 2021:

Feliz Natal! Just wanted to thank you again for making my days on December 21 to 24 with the Advent Calendar packages! Especially love the wooden sign and the vintage labels! Sending love your way! R.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


camelsamba on Nov 10, 2021:

Hi there - about making ink. My sister gave me a book titled "Make Ink" written by the person who runs Toronto Ink Company. Maybe you can find a copy in Portugal? The book has directions for various inks. He also recommends just experimenting with what you find. And there's also lots of information online if you search for "making natural inks".

For some source ingredients, you need to add binders and preservatives and maybe other things, but not the ones I made. The black walnut ink was easy: soaked the husks in water for a few days, then strained it and boiled it down in an old pot for a while, then added some cloves as a preservative. The pokeberry was more work, and the color is not permanent, but it was fun to experiment with!

Risna on Sep 9, 2021:

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! (And if it didn't arrive yet... your present is on it's way.)

Risna on Sep 7, 2021:

Inês,thank you so much for the birthday wishes and your present which arrived on point! What a surprise! You're simply the best! ❤️

mags142 on Mar 16, 2021:

AMA: Sender's Choice-September:::Sent the re-send on march 9th. International mail may take longer than usual, but I hope you get it soon and can re-rate! :)

duskmite on Jan 2, 2021:

All the best for 2021!

Wishing you all the best for 2021!

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