Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:23 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2017
Last Online: August 22, 2017
Birthday: September 1
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello I'm Louise from Bristol, England. I love crafting and have swapped with friends for years, now dipping my toe into swapping with you all and really looking forward to it. I promise I will always send swaps and will do my best to make sure they are something you enjoy receiving.

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 items
Graphic 45
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


Comment: Thank you. :)
Comment: Thanks for this Ugly or Unwanted Postcards, it is quite curious... greetings from Chile!
Comment: Love the postcards and the pusheen stickers!!
Comment: What a charming bridge indeed! I've only been to Rome when it comes to Italy but Venice is on my list of places to see :) I hope your trip was good, have a great summer :)
Comment: Thank you. It arrived perfectly intact.
deblew rated for June Snders Choice atc swap on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC! I really like it a lot. Are the letters stamped on? If so, that is a very cool stamp set!
Response: Yes they are a mix of two sets of stamps, glad you liked it.
Comment: Awww!!! This postcard is sooooooo cute thank you so much !
grstamping rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - your country on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Louise, thank you so much for the beautiful pocket letter from England. I love it. When I did mine, I never thought of putting old stamps on it or as an extra. That was so clever. And I love it that you sent me a stamp with Princess Diana. She was such a precious Lady! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the funky postcard :)
KSENiA rated for Quotes of Peace Postcard Swap on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and nice quote.
grstamping rated for SS: Photo Notecards: Q2 2017 on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Louise, I LOVE your cards. To have the black and white photos was a great idea. Thank you ;)
TriniH rated for AMA Sender's Choice -June on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Beautiful! Really loved the colors and the art!
Candyn29 rated for ATC newbie and beginner friendly #3 on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, cards and I really like the postcard you made!
Tessssssa rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook vintage on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your lovely flipbook! Again :p
Tessssssa rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook traveling on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your lovely flipbook!
3stairs rated for PINTEREST Winnie The Pooh on Jun 21, 2017
elflady rated for Funny Faces on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Wow how artistic is your swap Louise so different to what I sent. I think it is great. Warm regards Noelene(elflady)
mandigutterrose rated for Represent the country 2 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: I really enjoyed this taste of Italy. Thank you so much. The photos are beautiful.
CajunLady rated for NH: Easy Postcard #17 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank for for the pc.
Comment: Hhahaha!!! Very ugly!!! And funny! I LOVE all that you took the time to write!!!! Thank you!!

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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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