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Keruka

Keruka
Date Joined: January 28, 2014
Last Online: July 26, 2019
Birthday: March 9
Country: Australia
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About Me

Hi all! My name is Sarah and I'm a fun loving Aussie in my 20s. I'm an avid tea drinker, book reader and crafter. I have an Honours in English Literature, as well as a Bachelor of Writing, and I love all things literature/reading/writing related. I'm a huge fantasy/sci-fi fan and love Doctor Who! I'm a Christian who loves to share my faith, but enjoy hearing about other beliefs, or am ok keeping my beliefs to myself for those who prefer. My favourite season is Autumn; I love the colours and the weather. I recently started bullet journaling in a traveler's notebook and have found my new obsession.

Likes + Wishlist

  • My favourite colours are red, orange and yellow, but I like all colours
  • I love pastels - baby pink and blue, lilac, peach etc and jewel tones - emerald green, maroon, mustard etc
  • I love almost every kind of tea such as chai, black, peppermint, pomegranate etc. Please note I am allergic to ginger and thus can't have a lot of chai or spiced teas (But if you can find ones without it, I'd love them!) - I also like hot chocolate and white hot chocolate sachets
  • I love vintage items, real or reprints such as postcards, tags, images etc, and especially like steampunk and Victorian feel items
  • I absolutely LOVE the 1950's! I like 1950's style pop art, especially Roy Lichtenstein, as well as the Domestic Goddess/man of the house style lineart, stamps, papers, badges etc
  • I like fantasy creatures such as dragons, fairies/fae, mermaids, dwarves and elves. I really love wood elves :-)
  • My favourite animals are big cats (my favourite are snow leopards), birds (my favourite are fairy wrens) and woodland animals like foxes, wolves etc
  • I love washi tape
  • I love journal cards and project life cards
  • I like pretty, embellished stickers
  • I would love to receive stamped images to use in various crafts, especially simple line art ones that I can colour in - I love gorjuss stamps and prima princesses :)
  • I don't mind ephemera if it's something I can use in my crafts
  • I would love to receive pockets or envelopes of different sizes, big or small, store-bought or handmade
  • I'd love to receive some lace - any colour and length, elasticised or not
  • I'd also like different coloured ribbons
  • Cut outs and pages from children's books are awesome!
  • I also like music/score pages, especially vintage ones.
  • I have a sweet tooth so anything chocolate or lolly I'm sure to like (just not coffee!)
  • Pretty much anything paper-craft supplies - stamps, distress inks, card stock/paper, envelopes, bling, twine, grab bags - I love it all =D
  • I'd love any gelli printed paper. I don't mind if it's good sized pieces, homemade envelopes, or just scraps
  • I'm a bit of a geek, and a sure to love anything geeky - check my book/movie favs and fandom section for more details :)

POSTCARDS - I've recently gotten into swapping postcards. I'll like anything you send me, but I do prefer artistic designs rather than touristy/cityscape/landscape. I'd love a postcard sent naked, or a few blank ones sent in an envelope so I can get a collection to pass on in swaps. I also like free postcards with artistic images that I can use in my smash books

SEWING - I've also recently learnt to sew! I'd love any fabric scraps you may have to build up my stash

THEMES I LOVE: * Tea
* 1950s
* Vintage * Wizard of Oz and/or Wicked
* Alice in Wonderland
* Beatrix Potter * Hamilton
----> I want to make an art journal with my favourite book, movie and musical quotes and images so anything from the list above or from my movie/book/musical favs is appreciated

Dislikes

  • I don't drink coffee
  • I hate blood and gore
  • Please don't send me anything satanic or 'dark' e.g. images such as pentagrams or of devils
  • I don't really like things with skulls on them
  • I prefer patterned paper over a heap of plain colours =)
  • I don't celebrate halloween
  • I celebrate Christmas, but please note it is summer here in December, so no snowmen please! I also prefer Christian themed items over santa etc
  • Sorry to repeat myself, but I'm allergic to ginger, so please try to avoid sending me anything with ginger in it. - If you're sending tea I'd prefer an ingredients list, especially if it's something spiced

Entertainment

MUSIC

I like rock and indie music, but will try most things once. I listen to mostly Christian music at the moment, because I've found some great bands I love. I also like classical music like piano or strings and songs from musical theatre.

Favourites at the moment:

  • Bethel (including solo albums from Steffany Gretzinger, Jeremy Riddle and Cory Asbury)
  • Needtobreathe
  • Tori Kelly
  • Heathers the Musical
  • Hamilton

MOVIES AND TV

I love fantasy, sci-fi and action movies. I also enjoy the odd romantic comedy every now and then. I watch more TV than movies, but usually wait till it comes on dvd.... Although I enjoy going to the movies

Favourite include:

  • The Hunger games franchise
  • Mulan, the Lion King and anything else Disney
  • Dancing movies like the Step Up franchise
  • All of the Marvel superhero movies
  • Doctor Who
  • Burn Notice
  • Dollhouse
  • Continuum
  • Arrow
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Sailor Moon
  • Firefly
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Nikita
  • iZombie
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Avatar/Last Airbender

Currently Watching

  • Shannara Chronicles Season 2

I'm also a huge MUSICAL THEATRE fan!

I've seen (and loved!):

  • Billy Eliot
  • Mary Poppins
  • Love Never Dies (Phantom of the Opera Sequel)
  • Wicked (twice!)
  • Les Miserables
  • The Lion King
  • Rent
  • Cats
  • Into the Woods
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • The Wizard of Oz

I desperately want to see:

  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Hamilton
  • Heathers
  • Evita
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • A Chorus Line
  • Chicago
  • Singing in the Rain

GAMES

I know there isn't a huge gaming community here, but I thought I'd add this anyway... maybe a game themed ATC swap is in order!

Favourites include:

  • Destiny
  • Halo
  • Mass Effect
  • Final Fantasy
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Tomb Raider
  • Portal
  • Fallout

Favorite Books

I love dystopian novels, as well as fantasy and sci-fi. I'll read almost anything, except romance/erotica and most 'paranormal' such as vampires - these just aren't my thing. I'm a big kid at heart and write young adult fiction, so I still love to read YA books. Feel free to check out my goodreads page, linked at the top of my profile. I also have a book depository wish list :)

Favourites include:

  • Sarah J Maas
  • Lois Lowry
  • JRR Tolkien
  • George Orwell
  • Maria V Snyder
  • Ted Hughes (Poetry)

CURRENTLY READING : Three Dark Crowns Series by Kendare Blake

Favorite Crafts

I love:

  • Making my own mini albums and journals
  • Doodling, painting and sewing
  • ATCs
  • Mixed Media and Art Journaling
  • Pocket Letters
  • Planning and Bujo
  • Hand painted mail art

Favourite Preachers

Seeing as how Christianity is such a major part of my life, I thought I would add a 'favourite preacher' section. These are some of my favourite pastors/ministers etc that I like listening to/watching/reading

  • Louie Giglio
  • Canon J John
  • Christine Cain
  • Lisa and John Bevere
  • John and Staci Eldridge
  • Ann Voskamp
  • Bill Johnson

Quarantine

I 'borrowed' this from someone else's profile who 'borrowed' it from someone else because it is relevant and something I did not think about... thank you @BlueBirdBella and @Siouxx05

If you live outside Australia, it's not a good idea to post seeds/plants, shells, soil/sand, tea with fruit pieces, incense, dried/pressed flowers, raw nuts/seeds, any animal products such as raw hide, feathers, teeth, bones, any wooden items. All of these sort of items will not be allowed through Australian customs and immigration. Sorry :(

FANDOMS!

I though it would be a good idea to list some of my obsessions for geek-specific swaps (LOL!) This is in no way an extensive list, so if you have any questions PM me!

Avengers + Marvel Comics
- Favourite characters include Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Loki
- Eveything about Guardians of the Galaxy is amazing, especially Groot :)

DC Comics
- I adore everything about the Arrow series! Flash is good too, although not as good as Arrow. I love Arrow/Oliver, Felicity, Shado, Yao Fei and the Magician
-I've always loved Batman, and his villains The Joker and the Riddler - I especially love the Dark Night trilogy

BBC Sherlock
- Just anything and everything

Doctor Who
- My favourite Doctors (in this order) are David Tennant, Matt Smith and Sylvester McCoy
- Donna is my favourite companion
- The Weeping Angels are my favourite enemy
- My favourite episodes are 'Midnght' and 'Blink'

Firefly
- Pretty much love everything!
- My favourite characters are Kaylee, Wash, River, and Mal - Jayne's probably my least favourite (sorry!)

Sailor Moon
- My favourite sailor scout is Mars, although it's hard not to love them all
- I adore Sailor Moon and Tuxedo mask together, and the characters in general

Battlestar Galactica - Starbuck and Apollo - enough said ;)

The Hunger Games
- Katniss and Gale all the way ;)
- Effie and Finnick are both awesome

Divergent
- I love the factions and would be Amity/Dauntess myself (a contradiction I know!)
- I love Tris and Four together

Harry Potter
- Harry, Ron, and Hermione of course
- Remus and Tonks
- Sirius
- Dumbledore's history
- Tom Riddle
- Newt and all his beasts
- Proud Huffledor ;)

Throne of Glass
- Aelin and Rowan
- Fenrys

Will add more as requested :)

Ratings

Katti rated for Mermaid Mail ARt on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mermaid letter art and all the extras! Crazy that the letter needed more than 3 months to arrive!
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Comment: Your foxy mail art just arrived-- I love it! Thanks also for the memo papers you included for me, and for hosting such a delightful swap.
BLUR rated for WTL: Washi Nature Walk on Jul 12, 2019
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Comment: Love the washis you picked :) especially the whates, penguins and coral! I just got the here in MINNESOTA, USA from Australia today (6/12/2019) postmarked (4/23/19). It takes a while, but it made it! Australia is my mom's dream vacation destination! ♡♡
RockyBeach rated for Feather Mail Art on Jul 2, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your feather envelope! I can't tell if it's the original or the resend. I got a brown envelope with pink and green drawn feathers, my name beautifully written in pink.
DRMOM rated for ISS: Mail Art #12 - Tea and Coffee on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE your teapot drawing with the flowers. So lovely. Thank you for the assortment of teas, I can't wait to try them. I also liked the stamp you used. Happy swapping.
Meryly13 rated for AS: Stationery Swap on May 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so so much for the goodies that you sent to me! ... and I love the Bible verse colouring cards that you sent too!! I hope the musical went well!! :-)
Wildspoon28 rated for WTL: Washi Nature Walk on May 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I lived the envelope!
ihni rated for FF: March 2019 - Disney on May 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, what a lovely decorated envelope you sent! I loved it all, especially the postcards.
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Comment: what a fab envelope....how clever to make the address section as an open book- and thank you for the scrummy extras x
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Comment: What I wonderful and kawaii Cinderella, I love your ATC! Thanks for hosting and happy swapping!
Response: Thanks so much of the heart! I'm so glad you like the ATC :)
Mye rated for ISS: Mail Art #8 - Christmas on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
fairypretty7 rated for ISS: Mail Art #9 - House on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks foe the pretty envelope, i am going to put it in my planner next month.
Response: So happy you like it! Thanks for the heart :)
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Comment: Thank you for the Alice in Wonderland envelope which arrived today. The goodies are great and the painted envelope was amazing -- it caused lots of comment in the office when it arrived!
Response: So glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun painting the envelope :)
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Comment: Hello Sarah! Once again you have created a masterpiece! Thank you so much for the cute ATC
Response: You are so beautiful. I'm so glad you like it!
sakura15 rated for AS: New Year Desk Declutter on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! I am so happy to have gotten some of these items :) I really like the cool astronomy picture!
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for rating!
mags142 rated for FF Disney ATC #1: Snow White on Jan 23, 2019
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Comment: Hello Sarah! WOW your ATC is so amazing! You are a very talented artist! I love your art style. This will be one of the stars in my ATC collection! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so sweet! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment <3
ihni rated for FF: Dec 2018 - Marvel on Jan 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the things!
Response: Thank you for the heart <3
Salome rated for FF: Nov 2018 - Harry Potter on Dec 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for rating :)
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Comment: Beautiful mail! Thank you so much, I loved the envelope! Thank you for the goodies.
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart :)
marhod5 rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap #3 on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely washi. I love seeing washi from other counties. The red Christmas ones are perfect for my bullet journal this month.
Response: So glad you like everything. Thanks for the heart. I'm using gold Christmas washi in my bullet journal this month!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Mar 11, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Breadzim on Feb 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for sending me that mail art! You didn't have to since I wasn't your partner but it was so generous of you. Loved all the goodies you sent as well! The envelope is so fantastic that I hung it up on my wall!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

fluffyjunk on Sep 19, 2018:

Thanks a lot for the CPG Pick 2 tag! The sticker sheets are so cute and the coffee flipbook is just fantastic! It was worth the waiting... :)

OrigamiGrace on Aug 6, 2018:

I've removed you from Cheap Postage Group for several unsent tags.

Bhindblueeyes on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you for the Koala PC for the CPG PC Tag!! I love it!!!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the adorable animal pcs from CPG Tag You're It Global! Love them!!

CurlyTea on Mar 9, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Lonestarchild on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for the bird PC! CPG PC Tag Global

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