Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 6:21 am


Date Joined: September 9, 2014
Last Online: October 6, 2020
Birthday: June 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello Everyone,
At this time I have decided to take a break from swapping (with the exception of one on going series that I have already completed most of the cards for). I have sent off the last swap I signed up for, if there are any problems please let me know. However, understand I will not be checking my messages on a regular basis and may take some time to respond.

Regarding Senders Choice Swaps: I am not super picky, but please check my dislike list. The few things I do not like are apparently super common. Sending from my dislike list will not get you hearts, no matter how well made the card.

I am currently a starving grad-student and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My favorites are: sewing, knitting/crochet, cross-stitch, polymer clay, jewelry making (bead weaving), and recently paper crafting.

You can see my work in my etsy store or on instagram under the username blackdragonalchemy. Both are linked above. I will not guarantee that there are not spoilers.

Please make sure to include the full name as written on the swap page for swaps you send me. I often participate in multiple, similar, swaps. The more I have to hunt down which swap I am to rate for, the less happy about it I am.

I cannot receive large packages where I am currently staying (one small flat rate box or a squishable medium bubble mailer). If you are sending something larger please contact me and I can give you an alternate address where I can receive packages.

I cannot spell, I know this. I have tried every method I have heard of to learn, it does not stick.

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are black, blue, green, purple, silver, and sometimes red.
I prefer jewel tones and earth tones over pastels.
Pink is my least favorite color.


I tend to follow the KISS (keep it simple stupid) philosophy with my crafts.

I uaually prefer realistic over cartoony (unless it is related to something on my likes list, in which case cartoony can work). I prefer darker/mythical themes over traditional cute and cuddly. I prefer images of nature, animals, and architecture over images of people, and I particularly don't care for images of children or babies.

I do really like to see other peoples styles as well. I would rather a card you feel is well made and in your style, over one you don't like trying to match mine.



  • Mythical Creatures
    • Dragons
    • Mermaids
  • Marine/Water, I majored in marine biology
    • Compass Rose
    • Sea stars/starfish
    • Invertebrates
    • Cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates, & rays)
    • Sea horses
    • Sailing/ Nautical
    • Tall ships
    • Maps
    • Pirates
  • Irish
    • Celtic knots
    • Dance
    • Music (Sheet & flute)
    • Clovers
  • Reptiles
    • Snakes
    • Bearded Dragons
  • Science
    • Microbes, I am working on a masters in microbiology
    • Beakers
    • Apothecary bottles
  • Religion
    • Gothic (stain glass, cathedrals, pipe organs, latin)
    • Pagan (goddess, nature, greenman)
  • Fire & Fire spinning
  • Burlesque/Pin up
  • Slytherin (& the first five Harry Potter books)
  • Discworld
  • Corsets
  • Wedding
  • Roses


  • Steampunk
  • Gothic
  • Renfair
  • Elizabethan/ Victorian/ Venetian
  • Fantasy


  • Halloween & Samhain
    • Skulls
    • Skeletons
    • Vampires
    • Bats
  • Solstice & Christma-Hanuk-Kwanzaa-Yule-Stice-Nalia
    • Snowflakes
    • Nativities
  • Saint Patrick's Day


  • Stamps
    • Cling
    • Mermaids
    • Dragons
    • Backgrounds
    • Snowflakes
    • Skeleton
  • ATCs
  • Handmade jewelry
    • Necklaces
    • Hair accessories
    • Earrings
  • Techniques
  • Recipes
  • Rhinestones of any kind
  • Calligraphy pens
  • Ribbon (particularly 3/8 inch)
  • Interesting teas (My favorite is Jasmine Green)
  • Cricut Explore supplies or advice

Pokemon Cards

I am only missing a few of the original 151 pokemon cards, I am interested in private swaps for them. I do not care which edition or which language they are in.

9 Blastoise, 31 Nidoqueen, 34 Nidoking, 36 Clefable, 65 Alakazam, 127 Pinsir, 144 Articuno, 151 Mew

Also appreciated are any version/language of Ninetails.


We all wish it wasn't necessary, that our partners would magically know just the right thing to send us and we would love everything we receive. But since that is not the case these are the things that I would prefer not to receive.

  • Loose glitter,this includes loose confetti in cards
    (Glitter that stays where it is put is good)
  • Pink (except hot pink)


  • Coffee & anything to do with it
  • Child or baby images (classical characters are ok)
  • Birds, particularly dead/dismembered birds
    (ravens/crows, falcons, owls, peacocks, & skeletons are ok)
  • Religion
    • Cutesy
    • Modern
    • Text
  • Cats (except black panthers)
  • Medical needles
  • Clowns
  • Twilight (the books/movies, I like the time of day)
  • Scattology
  • Valentines Day



  • Post cards- I do not send or collect them
  • Scraps of paper smaller than 2.5"x3.5"
  • Fancy paper clips- I have no use for them

I am allergic to

  • Honeydew & cantaloupe, & I am generally picky. Please do not send food.
  • Wool, which makes yarn crafting fun

Unless the swap is profile based all likes/dislikes are merely suggestions. If I don't like something I will try to pass it on to someone who does. Or alternatively I may modify the card to one that I do like.



I send all of my swaps, if I have to send late I will contact you before the mail deadline. Unless I am unable to due to health reasons. Please let me know if it does not arrive, it was lost by the postal service. I will not hunt you down to find out why you haven't rated.

On that same note, if you are going to be sending late, let me know before the deadline. I understand life happens, but if the postmark is noticeably late and you haven't contacted me I will rate a 3.

If I am sending multiple swaps to you, I will send them together. If you would like to do the same, just make sure it is clear what swaps are included so I can easily rate.

I mark sent when It leaves my hand, after that it is in the post offices hands.


I will send extras if I have something I think you'll like &/or I feel like it. However, by definition, I do not feel that sending extras is required.

Similarly, I do enjoy receiving extras, but do not feel obligated to include one.


I rate when I receive, if I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received anything. Please do not harass me to rate you, you will get a 1. Polite enquiries will result in me telling you I haven't received anything. I typically wait 2-3 weeks after the send date to message people if I haven't recieved anything.

Thank you to everyone who rates me, I read and appreciate all comments and hearts : )

If you like what I sent I am glad : )

On that note, as much as I wish everything I send out will be loved by the person who receives it, I know that is unrealistic. I am perfectly happy to receive back ATCs that I have made.

Mail Art

Mail art is not something I can seem to get into, I have tried. I would rather put my creative effort into the swap itself. If you enjoy it, feel free; if not, no pressure to create a pretty envelope.

Because I receive so much mail art and I feel bad tossing it, I have started an ATC group where you make cards using mail art you have received. This group is open to any responsible swapper.

Postage Stamp Mandala Tutorial

Private Swaps

I am particularly interested in profile based ATCs. Or cards/ATCs with interesting techniques.

Examples of my work can be seen on my instagram or in my etsy store, both of which are linked above.


tigermousecat rated for Dragon ATC #5 - Blue on Sep 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
MissThundercat rated for Trade your ATC's #5 on Aug 24, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC's! Your envelope waiting for me here when I returned from my summer vacation. I esp. liked the altered playing card ATC :)
Comment: sorry so late I thought I had rated. thanks for all the goodies I especially like background created for mermaid picture.
Comment: I like to think many mermaids would be silver, like the colour of many of our local salt water fish! Thanks!
Comment: Jessica thanks for the atc's. I was hoping for a portrait of one of the main characters. The quote was well picked though 😊
Response: I promise you do not want a portrait I would draw, and I prefer the symbols in the books to the characters themselves. The characters stay the same, but the intent behind each stroy is shone through the symbols.
123Poggy123 rated for Acrylic paint on craft paper on Aug 3, 2015
Comment: I love the colors you used. They go so well together & you used the perfect image. Great ATC.
MookyLee rated for GHOSTS ATC on Aug 2, 2015
Comment: thank you for the awesome ghost ATC !
Comment: Awesome! Thank you!
Turtlelady rated for Trade your ATC's #5 on Jul 25, 2015
Comment: TY for all the extra cards!!!
JeanetteC rated for TPD~Mystery item substitute swap on Jul 22, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the mermaid Jess.
ImnotDorothy rated for Destash Scrap Swap #2 on Jul 20, 2015
Comment: How'do you know I like UB40? I think that was my favorite little bit. Thanks for all of it.
dandabear rated for Trade your ATC's #5 on Jul 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the ATC' s . There were some fun ones included.
Lady rated for Dragon ATC #4 - Green on Jul 18, 2015
Comment: Lovely work, thank you
JypsyJenifer rated for 7 Deadly sins on Jul 18, 2015
Comment: As always...splendid work!!!! Thanks so much! I really love them!! And the cell one is really neat! Thanks for the stamps too...:) Till next swap girl!
Response: : ). Despite the scrambing, i had a lot of fun with these.
TerryF rated for TPD: "Hello" & a Surprise on Jul 17, 2015
Comment: You are a busy lady - I applaud your energy! Thank you for the note with the Springerle cookie recipe (I love anisette flavoured cookies) as well as the letter set and 2 teas - I look forward to trying them. (";)
Response: : ) Springerles were soem of my grandmothers fav cookies. When you bake them they 'spring' up.
orangekittens rated for Handmade Card - Theme: Flowers on Jul 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the flower card love it.
greenhotdogs rated for Speedy Glitter ATC! on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: I love when I have sent something to someone and then be able to see what they create! Love your little ATC! Thanks alot!
turtles27 rated for *** Under the Sea *** on Jul 6, 2015
Comment: Very cool technique that I haven't seen before! I love it!
Comment: Thanks again for a great Atc. I loved all the mixed media you used. Very cool card! Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you so much.

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Heirloom on Sep 16, 2015:

Another new swap posted for Fabric Fanatics!

Heirloom on Jul 20, 2015:

bstitched on Jul 16, 2015:

Thank you for the sweet profile post!

zoev1975 on Jul 2, 2015:

Thank you so much for the birthday wish - I have never seen drawing on acetate (?) before - its fabulous!

Bluelily on Jun 10, 2015:

Hello, Thank you so much for the sewing machine pin cushion in the WTA in the Mermaid Lovers Unite group. Susan

JypsyJenifer on Jun 9, 2015:

You have mail coming!!!

JessRoussos on Jun 9, 2015:


ktmcg82 on Jun 8, 2015:

Thank you for the lovely unstuffed pincushion, it's perfect! And I love the fabric you used, I love it!

cherrihurt on May 20, 2015:

What an awesome surprise!! Thank you so much for the RAK!! Been having a rough time do it really made my day :-)

cmdunderground on May 14, 2015:

Thank you so much for the USAPC Wishlist happ Mail for my daughter and I! You are so super sweet! hugs

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