Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2022 5:58 am


Date Joined: March 19, 2015
Last Online: January 21, 2022
Birthday: September 26, 1993
Country: Belgium
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Extremely important! If you are sending a package from outside of the EU you MUST fill in a customs declaration, make sure to mark the contents as a gift, and mark the value under 45 euros. As of 1 July 2021, we need to pay import duties and VAT on all commercial packages from outside of the EU, regardless of their value, and all gifts valued at 45 euros or more. I just got a customs charge of nearly 50 euros for a swap because someone marked the value as $85 and I will NOT accept any swaps sent like this in the future. If I get a request for an invoice for a swap package, I will ignore it and these packages will be returned to sender.

I am now reusing packaging wherever possible! I am trying to buy less disposable plastics and boxes.

About Me

Hi everyone! I'm Josslyn, but I mostly go by Jossie or Joss. I'm a 28 year old alternative model from South Africa now living in Belgium. I speak English and Afrikaans fluently and am moderately fluent in Dutch - I would love a Dutch penpal to further improve my language skills!


I love dyeing my hair weird and wonderful colours - it's currently dark green and black (although it's mostly been varying shades of green and black for years now, I do sometimes change it to blue or purple for a month or so every once in a while). I also love body modifications and have a few piercings and tattoos. I love hearing the stories behind other people's tattoos. I'm also very much into the goth subculture and everything it entails.

I have three beautiful kitties, Ritsie, Mavis and Lily!

I love traveling and hope to be able to travel again soon. I particularly love visiting places with medieval history with castles and forests. I literally picked the city I now live in based on the fact that it has a castle in the city centre :D I also love viking and celtic history. I could spend the entire day inside museums learning about history.

I am the founder of The Darker Side of SB and Swapping in Belgium! as well as co-founder of the Swappers in South Africa group along with @Hoosfoos

I have a 3DS & Nintendo Switch and play Pokemon (and Pokemon Go!) so message me if you'd like to exchange friend codes :)

Favorite Crafts

I'm into the following crafts:
* Bone wall art - I am still very new at this but having lots of fun with it! All bones used in my creations are ethically sourced
* Jewellery making (elegant beaded jewellery - see my website link - I've also just started getting into electroforming and am currently doing a silversmithing course)
* Jewellery / trinket box making - I paint and decorate fancy boxes to different themes

Supplies are always appreciated!

I also like doing private swaps with other crafty people :)

I also recently got a 3D printer and am enjoying printing fun things with it. I am going to learn how to design my own models for printing when I am done with the current courses I am working on.

Please Send

Here are some things I like if you're looking for inspiration:
* Anatomical themed items, especially hearts
* Animal bones or animal bone jewellery (ethically sourced please)
* Animals - bats, rabbits, cats, ravens, rats and wolves
* Botanical themed items, especially ferns, ivy and mushrooms. Also floral designs in black and white
* Cat toys or other items for my cats
* Classic horror - I love Nosferatu, Dracula, Elvira, Frankenstein, Vampira etc inspired items!
* Coffins
* Colours - black, ivy / forest green, dark blue and dark purple
* Cooking and baking recipes (I am not vegan, but my mother is, so I do not mind receiving vegan or vegetarian recipes! Please check the next section though for food allergies)
* Dark fairycore, forestpunk, goblincore, mosscore & witchcore aesthetics
* Creepy cute / spoopy items - especially cute black cats or bats
* Crystals (I am really connecting with Labradorite lately, but any crystals will be appreciated)
* Dried or pressed flowers
* Fantasy (elves, dragons, magic, mythical creatures, etc - I'd LOVE to receive something jackalope themed!)
* Gaming related items (see favourite games)
* Harry Potter (I'm a proud Slytherin)
* Lace and velvet
* Letter sets & note cards
* Medieval items - anything to do with castles, medieval fashion, monarchs, etc. My favourite era in history is the Tudors but I love hearing about medieval history all over the world!
* Moon themed items
* Mythology - particularly Celtic, Egyptian and Norse
* Pokemon (my favourite Pokemon are Pikachu, Ninetales, Eevee, Umbreon, Espeon & Mimikyu)
* Postcards - I prefer non-touristy postcards with art, or postcards with castles or other medieval elements
* Runes - Elder or younger Futhark. I have a strong connection with Kenaz and Raidho
* Scents - if you are sending me anything scented, I absolutely love berries (especially cherries), vanilla, patchouli, cinnamon, peppercorn and coffee
* Seeds - we are busy planting a little flower garden on our balcony! Purples and blues are my favourite but I like all colours. We already have sunflowers, forget-me-nots, lavender, dahlias and some flower mixes (blue flower mix, butterfly mix, purple flower mix)
* Spooky things
* Socks (EU39/UK6/US8) - I love fun socks, especially fluffy socks or socks with a spooky, Pokemon, animal (my favourite animals, or some woodland animals like squirrels, deer, foxes, etc), geeky, fantasy or food (burgers, pizza, sushi, etc) theme. When it comes to socks I don't care if they aren't necessarily spooky / goth themed because I usually wear them with my platform boots so they aren't visible - my favourite socks I own are fluffy pink and purple striped Cheshire Cat socks!
* Tarot / Oracle card deck - I've been looking for the perfect decks for quite some time now. I am specifically looking for one with forest animal imagery but don't mind receiving a different kind to start with!
* Taxidermy or taxidermy themed or inspired items
* The Addams Family (I love Wednesday and have a huge tattoo of her on my thigh)
* Victorian themed items, especially cameos, filigree, damask and lace!
* Viking & Celtic inspired home decor
* Washi tape - I love gothic style washi tape with things like moons black cats, ravens, bats, forests, damask, cameos, etc, as well as Pokemon washi
* Witchy and Pagan themed items (I have a gravitation towards Celtic, Norse and Egyptian symbolism)

Beauty products I love:
* Glitter & gems to stick on my face
* False lashes - interesting or really long ones!
* Perfume
* Makeup brushes - currently looking for a small fluffy brush to blend eyeshadow, and a tiny brush for making dots
* Press on nails - spooky themes or black with accent details

Candy / food / recipes etc I like:
* Berries & berry flavoured things
* Caramel (especially salted caramel)
* Chocolate - any kind but my absolute favourite is ruby chocolate! No nuts or fruits though please - chocolates with other things like gummy candy, caramel, etc inside are fine!
* Cinnamon
* Fudge
* Ginger
* Gummy sweets
* Liquorice
* Marzipan
* Sour candy
* Sweet things
* Tea - my favourites are berry, ginger, cinnamon, liquorice and masala, but I love trying new things!
* Turkish delight - this is my absolute favourite treat but I haven't been able to find any since moving to Belgium, so I would love to receive some!

Please Don't Send

Please don't send me any of the following:
* Baby / children related things - I am childfree by choice and so are all of my friends so I don't even have anyone to gift things like that to
* Bath products - our boiler is only on in the morning when I am still sleeping, so I cannot bath at our current apartment unless I get up early :(
* Bookmarks - I've recently received three new bookmarks so I have enough for now!
* Cartoon / Hello Kitty / Kawaii items (cute cat items are the only exception)
* Christmas themed items. I grew up in a family that did not celebrate Christmas so it means nothing to me (when I enter stocking stuffer swaps I don't keep the items as stocking stuffers, I open them right away. But of course in these kinds of swaps I do not mind Christmas themed wrapping papers or cards as they might be part of the swap requirements)
* Colours - gold, copper, pink, brown and orange
* Dia de los Muertos or "sugar skull" themed items
* Fridge magnets - our fridge is not magnetic so I have nowhere to put them :(
* Girly or super colourful items
* Jewellery - I have my own jewellery business and mostly wear my own creations to promote my brand
* Ouija board related items
* Makeup - I am a promoter for Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics and almost exclusively use their products
* Postage stamps - I sometimes keep a pretty stamp that was on a swap I receive, but I don't really collect stamps
* Religious items or symbolism (including Gothic crosses! NOTHING to do with religion please, EXCEPT Norse / Celtic or other pagan imagery. Please no pentagrams though - pentacles are fine if the point is facing up)
* Skull and crossbones items (the pirate style - other skull or bone themed things are fine!)
* The Nightmare Before Christmas items (other Tim Burton related items are fine)

Please don't send me any recipes / tea / candy, etc containing the following:
* Fish
* Mint
* Nuts
* Orange or orange flavourant (I'm allergic!)
* Spicy / hot food
* Tea - Earl Grey, English Breakfast or Rooibos. I prefer fruity teas
* Tomatoes - yes I know you probably won't be sending me tomatoes, but please keep this allergy in mind when sending me recipes as I am extremely allergic!

Favorite Music

I mostly listen to goth music (goth rock, post punk, wave, etc), folk metal and power metal, with a bit of symphonic metal and neo-folk. Here are some of my favourite bands:
Absurd Minds, Alestorm, Ash Code, Assemblage 23, Avantasia, Boy Harsher, Cruex Lies, Death In June, Depeche Mode, Der Klinke, Diary Of Dreams, Eluveitie, Elvenking, Epica, Faun, Fields Of The Nephilim, Finntroll, Hammerfall, Hapax, Joy Division, Korpiklaani, Linea Aspera, Manegarm, The March Violets, Merciful Nuns, The Merry Thoughts, Northland, NU:N, Nosferatu, October Burns Black, Ordan Ogan, Powerwolf, Serious Black, She Past Away, She Pleasures Herself, Sisters Of Mercy, Solar Fake, Sonata Arctica, Twin Tribes, VNV Nation, XIII. Stoleti­, Ye Banished Privateers

Favorite Television

The Addams Family & Addams Family Values, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Beetlejuice, Despicable Me, Elvira Mistress Of The Dark, Frankenstein, Frankenweenie, Harry Potter, Hotel Transylvania, Lord Of The Rings, Nosferatu The Vampyre, The Princess Bride, Resident Evil, Underworld, Van Helsing, World War Z

TV Series:
The 100, The Addams Family (original 1964 series), American Horror Story, The Big Bang Theory, Forever, Game Of Thrones, iZombie, The Last Man On Earth, Modern Family, Penny Dreadful, Pokemon, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Shadow And Bone, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Superstore, The Tudors, Van Helsing, Vikings, The Witcher, Z Nation

Favorite Games

Alice Madness Returns, Bioshock Trilogy, Dead Island, DOOM, Dragon Age, Dying Light, The Elder Scrolls (Online, Skyrim & Morrowind), The Forest, The Legend Of Zelda, Pokemon, Splatoon, The Witcher Trilogy, Vampyr.

My husband and I have also just started getting into Warhammer, and are really enjoying it so far. We are playing Age Of Sigmar and are still busy collecting pieces for our armies and to add dimension to the battlefield.

RAKS & Tags

* Random fabric swatches stuffed envie to @usacricket (received)
* "I've Got What You Want" tag to @Nevermore (received)
* "I collect...send to the person above you" tag to @Purplmyst (received)
* Global Swap Tag to @piratecaptainmo (received)
* Destash tag to @notme78 (received)
* "I've Got What You Want" tag to @TeaP (received)
* "I Offer Tag - Europe" to @notme78 (received)
* "I wish for....." to @SatisHuman (received)
* Menagerie Tag to @GrrrMeoww (received)
* Menagerie Tag to @Lonestarchild (received)
* "Quick! I need... Tag" to @52901m
* Surprise Tag to @Ikat78 (received)
* I Offer Tag - Europe to @meeltje57 (received)

* Kawaii Memosheets Envie from @missxkay
* "I've Got What You Want" tag from @sjayana20
* Stamped notecards from @user2637
* "I collect...send to the person above you" tag from @mgallardo68
* Destash Tag from @Lonestarchild
* "I've got what you want" tag from @GrrrMeoww
* "I Offer Tag - Europe" from @thelocalman
* Global Swap Tag from @user6937
* Menagerie Tag from @JuneRosebud
* "Quick! I need... Tag" from @Emzycal
* Surprise Tag from @bblue
* I Offer Tag - Europe from @itsnobody

* Receiving Menagerie Tag from @pkpeace


I have been flaked on by:
* @cancerianmoon626 for Pokemon Card Swap #1 and Pokemon Pen Pal - Generously angeled by @brokenwings - Thank you!
* @threelittlebirds411 for "I wish for....." tag. They have since deleted their account


Mlhadder rated for Spooky flat surprise! #3 on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the surprises! I really enjoy them!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart
Merimax rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - December on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Cute cat! I love your wig! Wishing you a good 2022!
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Your cat is cute!
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - December on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: I love both of these pictures! Sorry to hear about your concussion and I hope you feel better soon.
Response: Thank you, and thanks for the heart :)
Hugsie86 rated for ESG: 3-2-1 November on Jan 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the message! I'm glad you had fun in November. Hopefully January will be a fun month for you, as well!
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
KSENiA rated for ESG: 3-2-1 November on Dec 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Happy New year!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Happy new year!
Comment: ! I finally got it! Thank you so much. I'm telling ya, there's something fishy with the post office! :D Thank you dahlin!
Response: I'm so glad it wasn't lost! Thanks for the heart :)
mchesser12 rated for ESG: 3-2-1 November on Dec 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the jewelry show. Hoping much more success with that.
Response: Thank you so much! And thanks for the heart!
Lilyhax rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - November on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
Lilyhax rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Who needs some Happy Mail? on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Dear Jossie, thank you sooo very much for this awesome swap! ^.^ I'm simply stunned by all these awesome thing you put together and I love the earrings as much as the washi tape samples and the bulbasaur sticker and the Harry Potter-kittens... That's all so great! Have a great december and gonna catch them all! Maxi
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! Thank you for the heart :)
Intrinzica rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 8, 2021
Comment: Lovely to read! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #34 ⭐ on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the variety of teas. I am looking forward to trying them all.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Your jewelry is beautiful! What an amazing craft cabinet! Loved seeing photos of both cats.
Response: Thank you so much! And thanks for the heart :)
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - November on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: I'm always impressed with your shows and photos! Congrats on your success and Happy Anniversary!
Response: Thanks so much! And thank you for the heart :)
JQ rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 5, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers and appreciated the photo of Germany you included - beautiful! I also really liked the name of the song you made up 😁 Thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
junemoon rated for 65 Random Questions on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: thanks again.
Nuisant rated for ⭐ FULL ENVELOPE #42 ⭐ on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Wow! The effort you put into this swap is incredible, I absolutely love the earrings that you sent! Everything was beautiful and very related to my interests, I am blown away by your kindness!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the heart <3
kelliegirl6 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - October on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Yikes, I missed eating you! Thanks for sharing. Kitty is so pretty.
Response: I think you meant "rating"! Haha! Thanks for the heart :)
Pupullona rated for Let's sock up! on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the socks :) It was so nice of you to include the candy as well! You're right though, I should add more to my likes and dislikes :)
Response: I'm glad you like them! And thank you for the heart :)

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nomadmama on Nov 1, 2021:

Happy Halloween!

mchesser12 on Nov 1, 2021:

for: Halloween Profile Decoration

rarjones on Oct 31, 2021:

Halloween Profile Decoration - rarjones

meeltje57 on Oct 6, 2021:

Thanks for the great Pokemon cards I received for the "I Offer Tag - Europe". Stickers are cool too!!

Ikat78 on Sep 20, 2021:

Thank you for the Surprise Tag of cat PCs! They are adorable. 💖

DollyDotBoo on Sep 2, 2021:

flying jewels

This is for the ESG: My favorite picture of the month August swap

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


Lonestarchild on Jul 22, 2020:

Thank you for the pig stickers for the Menagerie tag!

uiltje on Jun 30, 2020:

Gefeliciteerd met het behalen van je examen!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 19, 2020:

Please update this tag in the pf. Thanks! :)

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