Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2022 6:01 am


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: February 6, 2022
Birthday: April 9, 1987
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

🐭 taking a wee break from Swapbot at the moment ...hope to be back swapping soon 🐭

Hello I'm Hollie! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

I'm 34 and I live in Scotland with my husband and our dog Ben the Lakeland Terrier 🐢🐾 I love nature and being outdoors walking with my dog is my favourite way to spend my time.

My hobbies are crafting, reading, listening to music, watching films and going to the cinema, writing to pen pals and spending time with family and friends.

πŸ’–I LOVE Totoro so anyone looking to destash items with this little guy on them (homemade or purchased)...I'd be an extremely grateful recipient and he'd be coming to a very loving home! πŸ’•

πŸ’–My favourite colours are green and yellow πŸ’šπŸ’› I love all colours though especially brights, pastels or natural and muted tones!

πŸ’–I adore mice 🐁 my families nickname for me is mouse πŸ₯° I even have a mouse tattooed on my arm! Anything with a mouse on (homemade or purchased) melts my heart completely!

πŸ’–I am on the lookout for book pages that are written in a language other than English 🧐

πŸ’–I am a very proud Hufflepuff! 🦑

A to Z of favourites...

A - Axolotls, Address Labels, Acorns, Animals

B - Badgers, Butterflies πŸ¦‹, Botanical themed items, Buttons (especially small ones!), Bumble Bees

C - Cards, Cardstock, Crows, Crystals, Candles, Cherry Blossoms 🌸

D - Dragonflies, Die Cuts, Doilies, Dogs, Dried flowers, Dumbo

E - Elephants 🐘, Ephemera (especially old tickets!), Envelopes (especially small, unusual or handmade ones)

F - Frida Kahlo, Flowers, FairiesπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ, Ferns, Forest themed items, Foxes

G - Gnomes, Gustav Klimpt, Green πŸ’š, Gorjuss, The Gruffalo

H - Hot Chocolate, Hedgehogs, Hares, Hand made paper, Hygge, Hufflepuff anything!!!

I - Insects

J - Junk journals and junk journaling supplies, Japanese papers

K - Kraft paper, Kit Kats! I'm a big Kawaii fan πŸ’•

L - Letter sets, Ladybirds, Lace

M - Mice 🐁, Magpies, Mushrooms, Mandalas, Music Paper

N - Nightmare Before Christmas, Nirvana merchandise!

O - Oragami makes, old book pages πŸ“š

P - Pastel Colours, Patterened paper, Polka dots, Postcards, Polymer clay, Pressed flowers or leaves, Pumpkins

Q -

R - Rats, Rubber Stamps

S - Stickers, Stationary, Seahorses, Stamps, Sloths πŸ¦₯, Strawberries

T - Totoro (I love him so much!!!), Tea, Twine, Turkish Delight, Toadstools πŸ„

U -

V - Vincent Van Gogh, Velum papers (especially printed ones), vintage papers and vintage botanical designs

W - Washi tape, Washi stickers, White Chocolate, Wax seals, Woodland themes, Watercolour images or patterns (homemade or printed), Witchy things πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

X -

Y - Yellow πŸ’›

Z - Zines (homemade or purchased)


I am really passionate about happy mail and would never flake on a swap. If I am your partner and my swap hasn't shown up or there are any problems with what I've sent please let me know and I will do my best to sort things out ASAP :) 🐌

🌈Feel free to check out my Instagram feed

@this .charming.mandrake

(mostly pictures of my dog!)🌈

Junk Journaling

I am a newbie to junk journaling after falling in love with the look of these beautiful books πŸ“š I am currently working on making my own floral and botanical themed junk journal from start to finish to celebrate my love of nature! 🌻🐞🌿

A Few Things I Dislike

Religious items

Gory, horror, fantasy or science fiction items

K pop things

Anything very childish


Comment: Gorgeous pansy card and bookmark, which will be going into my journal. And a beautifully decorated package. I love it all, Hollie, thank you so much! Xx
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly page. I love the lacy side tuck and if you don't mind I'd like to magpie that for my other journals.
Response: Of course 😊 I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for your rating and lovely comment πŸ¦‹πŸ’™πŸ¦‹ xx
Minxy1964 rated for UKCA: Three Envelope Flip Book on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: I'm speechless, Hollie. This flipbook is unbelievably pretty, with so much on it and it to look at. I keep picking it up and looking at it! I've saved the purple ribbon. The floral parts of your notecard envelope will be making an appearance in one of my junk journals. The sheet music made me smile. "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" sounds like my kind of night out lol. Thank you soooooo much for all this xxx
Response: You are so welcome 😊 thank you for your rating and lovely comment! I'm so glad you like it πŸŒΉπŸ’–πŸŒΉ xx
Comment: Such an incredibly pretty fairy door, and sooooo many daffodils. I love it! Thank you, Hollie xxx
Response: Thank you for your rating and lovely comment 😊 I love making those wee fairy doors and popping them around the house or in the garden! I like to leave them random places too in the hope they might make someone smile! I'm glad the daffodils arrived intact! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› xx
Comment: Thank you for a very beautiful bird page. I love the colours and the side pocket is such a good idea. Thank you for the time you spent making it.
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and lovely comment 😊 I'm really glad you liked it. 🌱🐦🌱 xx
Comment: The colours were perfect to match the cover, thank you. I love the leaves ribbon. Love all the different elements. Wonderful.
Response: Thank you for your rating and lovely comment 😊 I'm really glad you like the charm! Lynda used the leaf ribbon on the one she made for me so I totally copied her idea! The leaf ribbon is from The Range πŸŒ±πŸ’š xx
Fuchsi rated for ESO: 10 things I like on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Hello Hollie, thank you very, very much for your wonderful fun swap letter and the cute goodies and this amazing envie! ^.^ It's soo cute! And thanks for taking part in the first swap I hosted! I also like ravens, crows and magpies the most and last year one of them hit me accidentilly with a walnut at the head! Just than I realised a lot of these birds were throwing some nuts on the streets to get them cracked and so I stamped on several nuts before going home... XD Also thenks for the tea, its very delicous! :-) Have a great day!
Response: I am so glad you liked the swap 😊 thank you for your lovely rating and comment! That is so cute that the birds dropped a walnut on your head πŸ™ˆ I just got a new sunlounger and the baby magpie in my garden has claimed it!!! πŸ’• xx
Comment: Oh Hollie, the journal you made for me is absolutely stunning! I really can see myself in Edwardian clothes, drifting through a wildflower meadow, making notes in that journal. It's so,so pretty! And everything that came with it made my morning. I've just got back from the osteopath. He couldn't loosen my neck, which wasn't why I went, and I have to have an extra visit next week. I was really hacked off until I opened your parcel. I can't thank you enough. Don't ever give up crafting, you make amazing things xxx
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comment and rating πŸ’•πŸ˜Š I'm really glad you like the journal and I really enjoyed making it. I'm glad it brightened your day xx β˜€οΈπŸ¦‹β˜€οΈ
GreenDuck rated for UK Happy Mail #8 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Wow! You spoil me! Great package! Thank you!
Response: πŸ’ŒπŸŒπŸ’Œ thank you for the rating and the lovely comment! I'm really glad you liked the happy mail 😊🌈😊 xx
Icrum rated for Europe Hygge Swap #3 on May 28, 2021
Response: Thank you 😊
lnguyen124 rated for πŸ„MUSHROOMSπŸ„ #4 on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO much for the adorable mushroom mail, it made my day!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived with you safely and I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for your lovely comment and rating xx πŸ„β€πŸ„
Comment: Amazing! I love them! Thank you so much!
Response: Your so welcome 😊 I knew I had to use the roller skate for you! Thanks for the lovely rating πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸŒˆ xx
Comment: Ahhh thank you Hollie, it's beautiful, in my fave colours. Such a cute bee charm and bee paperclip, how did you part with these, thank you. :D. It's cheered me up because I got my May Papergang today and I really didn't like it, he he, seeing your PL and how beautiful it is, you should deffo make more, you are so good at it. Thanks again. Em. x
Response: Thanks for your rating 😊 I'm really glad you liked it! Xx
Minxy1964 rated for UK Happy Mail #7 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Sooooo many gorgeous, and very useful things. You've spoiled me rotten, Holly! I've already used one of the buttons in another swap, it was just what I was looking for (and didn't have lol). The cards are going into frames, I love them so much. Thank you, lovely xxx
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment and rating Lynda 😊 I am really glad you liked the swap...you deserve to be spoiled for all the amazing swaps you have made for me!!! πŸ’–πŸ’ŒπŸ’–
Comment: Thank you for an amazing swap. You put so many items together for me. I love everything. I like how you decorated the individual packages. Thank you for the time you took to put this all together. There is so much to choose from and the lacy butterflies will definitely find a place somewhere too. Thank you.
Response: I'm really glad you like the swap! Thank you for setting it up 😊 Thanks for your lovely rating πŸ’ŒπŸŒπŸ’Œ xx
annim rated for Self Care Share #3 (UK) on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! Received today. I love it all. :) I will check out Coraline. Oh and I did recognise Nemi!
Response: Thank you for your lovely rating and comment 😊 I'm really glad you liked everything and I'm so chuffed my drawing was recognisable 😹😹πŸ₯³ xx
SarahEve rated for UK Happy Mail #6 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: I don't know what to say! You spoiled me! I love everything and it was so beautifully wrapped and presented 😁 I would give more hearts if I could. Thank you so much xxx
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and lovely comment πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ₯° I'm really glad the mail brightened your day! 😊😊😊 xx
Nehalennia rated for πŸ‚ Autumn mail πŸ‚ on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Dear Hollie, I am so sorry for my late rating. But better late than never :-). I loved your Autumn swap, thank you so much for. Have a happy Spring and stay safe and healthy, Karina x
Response: Thank you Karina! I'm glad you liked the swap! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ˜Š
Carime rated for All About Us - Zine & Stuff on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Omg, I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are THE BEST EVER! You took such good care with the whole experience, I loved the botanical wrapping paper and after that, I loved the envelope, soooo beautifully decorated, such a romantic vibe! I also loved the picture of your dog Ben! And my god, thank you so much for the washi tapes samples and alllll the cute cute stamps! So many!!! You are very generous! I also loved the cherryblossom letterpaper! And your zine!!!! Full of such meaningful thoughts, I will read it again and again as much as possible. Also thank you for the postcards and the lovely tea! Sooo many presents, I felt like Christimas when I received it : ) Girlll, you are THE BEST EVER! Thank you so much for this present, I felt the love and care right away. This girl deserves to be in the best VIP groups of this website, she is one of the best if not THE BEST.
Response: Thank you so much Carime, for your rating and your lovely comments...you have completely made my day! I am really glad that you liked the zine and everything, I loved putting it together and it has sparked a bit of a zine obsession in me! πŸ’ŒπŸ’•πŸ’Œ xx
EmmaLouLoves rated for UKCA: Altered Matchbox on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: WOW! Just WOW! Thank you so much Hollie, I received your swap this evening, it's so pretty, I love what you did with the box! Thank you again. he he. Oh and gosh, you really got inventive with how you sent it, in a little flowery suitcase. :) xx
Response: Awwwww thank you so much for your lovely comment and rating 😊 I'm so glad you liked it and it arrived safely! I really enjoyed putting this project together πŸ’•πŸ’ŒπŸ’• xx

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




AmaranthSpirit on Sep 19, 2020:

Talk about Happy Mail, thank you so much for the amazing angelled package. I love it all, and you even thought my my little furball too - Winnie is very happy with her treats <3 I wish I could give you the 5 and heart that you should get for this swap!

I have a new favourite pen! And where did you get those amazing papers from? They are beautiful. I definitely wont be able to part with the greeting cards anytime soon either... I'm overwhelmed, what a lovely package to brighten my day <3 Thank you SO much X

jenthewen on Sep 11, 2020:

You went above and beyond when my swap didnt work out - thank you so much for angelling.

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