Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 8:59 am


Date Joined: March 19, 2015
Last Online: September 21, 2020
Birthday: September 26, 1993
Country: Belgium
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28 July 2020:
I've updated my profile to include more information on what I like :)

29 June 2020:
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 26 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 two beautiful kitties, Ritsie and Mavis!

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 Etsy store - I've also just started getting into electroforming)
* 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 :)

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
* 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)
* 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)
* Gothic dolls
* 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)
* 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 veggie and flower garden on our balcony! So far we have cucumber, lettuce, basil, chives and mint, so I'd love seeds for other things! When it comes to flowers, purples and blues are my favourite but I like all colours
* Spooky things
* 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

Candy / food / recipes etc I like:
* Berries & berry flavoured things
* 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
* Ginger
* Gummy sweets
* Liquorice
* Sour things
* Sweet things
* Tea - my favourites are berry / ginger / cinnamon / liquorice, but I love trying new things! Please no Earl Grey or Rooibos though
* Turkish delight

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

Absurd Minds, Alestorm, Assemblage 23, Avantasia, Blutengel, Death In June, Depeche Mode, Der Klinke, Diary Of Dreams, Eluveitie, Elvenking, Epica, Fields Of The Nephilim, Finntroll, Hammerfall, Joy Division, Korpiklaani, Manegarm, The March Violets, Merciful Nuns, The Merry Thoughts, Morbid Poetry, Northland, Nosferatu, October Burns Black, Powerwolf, Pretentious Moi?, Rosetta Stone, Serious Black, She Past Away, Sisters Of Mercy, Solar Fake, VNV Nation, XIII. StoletiΒ­

Favorite Television

The Addams Family & Addams Family Values, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Beetlejuice, 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, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, The Tudors, Van Helsing, Vikings, The Witcher, Z Nation

Favorite Games

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.

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

* 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

* 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


Jayofjournals rated for Traveler's guide - Europe on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your mail! It was a delight to go through everything. I need to be honest I never thought about visiting Belgium, but I want to really now! Thank you again! Stay creative and lots of love~
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart :)
Catt007 rated for Spooky favourite colour surprise! on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: HI Jossie Thank you for the goodies, love the Cat Vampire bookmark and the stickers are great. πŸ§›β€β™€οΈ
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm glad you like them :)
Stachel rated for PET INSTAGRAM FOLLOW on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for following πŸ‘πŸ» Ritsie looks very relaxed and cute! πŸ€—
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
MikiJoyce rated for PET INSTAGRAM FOLLOW on Sep 8, 2020
crochetjunkie rated for Cat Washi - International on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for some awesome washi!!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
bundi rated for Cat Washi - International on Sep 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cat washi, and the extra sticker. ^^
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
Fullsteampowell rated for Handmade jewellery swap #1 on Aug 30, 2020
Comment: The necklace is gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart :)
Johanna51 rated for EML: Summer Lovin on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the extensive letter you wrote me to answer the summer questions. Thank you also for the jewelry. Hope for you times get better so you can go to events again to sell your products.
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for the heart.
Maud1916 rated for Spooky Mail on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and all the cool stuff! I love it all, but especially the handmade postcard!
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart :)
LetterFairy rated for Tiny European Swap #9 on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for such a gorgeous swap! I love everything you have sent! It's all perfect for me! I'm especially excited to try the caramel tea πŸ˜„ Thank you πŸ’•πŸŒβœ‰ xx
Response: I'm so glad you like everything. Thank you for the heart :)
CzechFriend rated for Tiny European Swap #8 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Jossie, thank you for the lovely swap! Have a nice summer!
Response: Thank you, you too! Thank you for the heart :)
WoodlandBanshee rated for My local cemetery on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Beautiful. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
Maud1916 rated for 3 Goth Things in an Envie on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: I love all the cool, creepy stuff! Especially the tiny toe tags! Thank you for everything.
Response: I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart!
eshasketch rated for β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #27 β˜† on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you For the lovely mail Josslyn! I especially love the skull stickers and I’m excited to try all the tea! πŸ’•
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
journalingrachel rated for Spooky flat surprise! on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thankyou very much for the cool ATC cards, they'll be great additions for when I make a Halloween themed Junk Journal. All the best!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart :)
anicka22 rated for EML: Happy Mail - Medium on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice necklace! I ordered something for you (am missing a bit that I can't add a note to it..). Hope it will arrive soon.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I am excited to see what you've sent me :D
smartymartyky rated for Favourite spooky place on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the heart! :)
Chocopan rated for Tasty Europe #2 on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the chocolate, chocolate with big chunks of nuts is my absolute favourite! I already ate the whole thing so I can confirm that it was extremely tasty :D
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart :)
Chocopan rated for Very small tasty Europe on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the candy! It looks so yummy and I'm extra happy that it's vegan as I'm always excited to try new vegan snacks <3
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! Thanks for the heart :)

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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! :)

GrrrMeoww on Nov 18, 2019:

I just got your bat necklace from the menagerie tag today, thank you, I love it!

notme78 on Oct 8, 2019:

Thank you for the hello kitty paper via I offer tag - europe

TeaP on Mar 15, 2019:

I love the charms. Thank you si much for the tag.

notme78 on Mar 1, 2019:

Thank you for the postcards via destash tag.

piratecaptainmo on Feb 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for the tea you sent for the PF Global Swap tag! I'm so excited to try them!!!

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Purplmyst on Feb 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful kitty necklace & earrings! The elegant cats with the purple & black beads are very "me" and I'll be wearing them tomorrow. :)

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