Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2017 1:52 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2017
Last Online: October 23, 2017
Birthday: September 1
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello I'm Louise from Bristol, England. I love crafting and swapping with you all. I never flake and promise I will always send swaps and will do my best to make sure they are something you enjoy receiving. I'm also up for doing private swaps if you are interested.

At heart I'm a romantic gothic embracing the darker sides of times gone by especially the 1700's. I love all things vintage, antique and distressed from the ordinary everyday things to the faded decandance of bygone days. I have a passion for Venice having had many long visits there and look forward to many more. Shabby chic and retro also make up a part of my eclectic taste in my fashion and home /garden design and of course my crafts.

I would never flake so please message me if you haven't received my swap. Post does take a bit longer sometimes when it goes abroad.

Spoiler .. I may post crafts I send on Instagram.

Favorite Crafts

Card making Tags Paper crafts Journals Junk journals Alterned art Painting Mixed media Jewellery Photography including lomo and polaroid Random odd weird and wonderful things My crafts mainly focus on vintage/grungeor distressed/mixed media/ collage in paper and /or fabric


Vintage, Antique, Keys and locks, lace, ribbon, velvet, buttons, jewel box colours, sepia tones dirty pastels distressed, photos old and new, gothic, the moon, shabby chic, vintage adverts, typography, handwriting, insects old books, retro, Venice, Italy, France, beads, Snow White, recycling, ephemera, pretty broken china, odds and ends, pirates, highwaymen, mermaids, boho, kitsch, ladybird books, cemeteries, abandoned buildings, League of Legends, pin ups, playing cards, broken jewellery single earrings, interesting papers, fine art, pre raphaelite (esp Rossetti), expressionism, Modigliani, scraps, middle east, tiny tins, junk for jewellery, vintage or unusal postcards, postage stamps, rubber stamps, die cuts, doors and windows, rust, Dr Who, snail mail, gardening, visiting art exhibitions and museums, art nouveau, recipes, damask, papers reflecting my other likes


Modern and bright, witches, occult, Skulls, Birds (phobia) Animals (that sounds harsh, lol, I love them especially cats but I'm just not keen on them in crafting), tea (yes I'm english but I cant stand it)


I love my books and can never have enough, I have to turn real pages and smell that paper. I often buy second hand and enjoy they are preloved with tattered corners. I love literature written in the 1700-1800's or modern books set in those times. Not the romantic types really, more the gritty or secret underworlds, rookeries appeal more than palaces but all those periods and settings intrigue me.

Some favourite authours Dickens, Austen, Angela Carter, Michelle Lovric, Essie Fox, Thomas Hardy, Sarah Waters.

Some favourtie books Peter Pan, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Crimson Petal and the White, The Night Circus, The Shadow of the Wind, Pure by Andrew Miller. I also love cook books especially with beautiful photograpy or illustrations.

Browsing in old bookshops or cuddling up reading in velvet pillows or in garden arbour covered in sweet scented roses and sweet peas have to be some of the most pleasurable ways to spend my afternoons, other than crafting naturally.

Favorite Movies

I'll just mention a few for now ....The Pirate, East is East, The Wicked Lady (1945), And God Created Woman, Summertime, Roman Holiday, anything Fellini or Tim Burton Sherlock Holmes stories,


Naked as intended when possible please with personalised back and pretty stamps even better. All kinds of vintage are my favourites. Kitsch, book related, historical, illustrations anything connected to my likes.

No birds thank you.

I prefer real stamps and not the round global stamp if possible (I have lots of these now).

Favorite Television

Dr Who (life long fan), Taboo, Desperate Romantics, The Big Bang Theory, Car Share, lots of British comedy, Sherlock,also love the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes, period dramas, classic literature adaptations and history such as those by Lucy Worsely that really bring the past to life.


Vintage/vintage style papers
Old book pages/illustrations
Vintage/vintage style embellishment/scrapbook items
Old keys
Lock and key embellisments/charms
Vintage die cuts
Ephemera vintage or interesting
Pre-Raphaelite images
Sheet music
Vintage style rubber/cling stamps
Used postage stamps
Anything Venice
Items for mixed media i.e. old tape measures (use your imagination.. I like a challenge)
Vintage style charms
Tim Holtz style items
Metal dies Embossing folders
Photographs vintage/antique/polaroid/lomo
Vintage playing cards .. not whole decks just odd ones
Tiny tins
Religious kitsch
Watch/clock parts
Things that match my likes


jeufr27 rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Great instagram account
Ellivlove rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice comments.
Paula71 rated for FTLOTN: Swap #1 Flat Items (INTL) on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies you sent Louise! I will definitely be using them in my TN's and journals. I especially love the stamps and the tube map :)
SMaria14 rated for Happy Mail on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Wow wow wow!! My package of happy mail was incredible! I loved everything. So much pink ❤❤ Thank you so much!!
Response: Hehe,I pinkbombed you. So glad you enjoyed it, it was fun to put together.
grstamping rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for checking my IG and writing some nice comments. I really appreciated that.
mariewilliams810 rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for visiting and the wonderful comments. I'm glad I inspire you.
Meschultz rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Oh Louise thanks for your ig visits. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and all your ig love
kathiann rated for B&W PCs week 39 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Your wedding sounds amazing! Thank you for the lovely card.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and lovely quote. Happy Autumn Louise!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
CWarner rated for Mega Postcard Swap - Newbie Friendly on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Love the quote about in Autumn every leaf is a flower--it's so true! I collect leaves in the fall and place them in between book pages. Thanks much for your card, Carol in Colorado
Jacquid89 rated for Jane Austen Quote Postcard - UK on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
A123987 rated for Jane Austen Quote Postcard - UK on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard!!! Love it!!
goinjenny rated for B&W PCs week 38 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day!! Shelley
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard.
Comment: Love the card and the cactus! Have a great day!! Still a bit warn here 96 F so autumn won't be here any time soon. ha ha Karen
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank!

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pennywhistler on Oct 9, 2017:

Hello, fellow Bristolian!

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

wolviechick121 on May 21, 2017:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite swap group!

mgallardo68 on May 11, 2017:

Hello @LouiseW welcome to Swab Bot!

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