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Manjigirl

Manjigirl
Date Joined: May 15, 2008
Last Online: September 20, 2020
Birthday: October 20
Country: Australia

About Me

I have not swapped for a while and have really missed the challenge of creating small projects to swap and receiving interesting mail in return.

I have prioritsed my collecting and now only keep items in the themes listed below.

I also reuse, regift, reinvent and recycle. It has been an interesting journey to discover I get more excited over an 80 year old postcard, button, piece of lace or postage stamp than a recently purchased and pristine designer paper!

I have missed the joy of receving decorated envelopes! How much fun are they to receive in the mail?! Thank you so much to all those who make the effort.

Favorite Music

Love songs that make me feel.. happy, sad, poignant, reminiscent. All are good.

Favorite Books

I work in a primary school library and cannot get enough of the incredible books available for young readers. Wonder, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Naming of Tishkin Silk are among my favourites. Mostly though I love to look at the pictures inspirational craft books... I am a visual learner and rarely read the instructions unless forced too!!

Favorite Movies

I have my favourite comfortable movies - Jane Austen and Harry Potter, generally light hearted escapist stuff!

Favorite Television

With TV I like mysteries ie tv with a plot. I love trying to guess who 'dunnit' before all is revealed. I also love shows with aliens in - star trek, stargate, star wars!

Favorite Crafts

Basically you could summarise my interests as anything that uses paper, paint or fabric! Enjoy combining them all in altered books (yep, a librarian who deconstructs, alters, reuses books. Oops)

Things I love ...

I love to receive:

  1. Vintage or zettied women and children especially altered with wings.

  2. Pages from vintage children's books and nursery rhymes.

  3. Anything library related such as library and catalogue cards.

  4. Vintage christmas - especially Santa and kids.

Postage stamps and mail art

I enjoy receiving used stamps in the themes of:

  1. Festive - covers Christmas, Valentines Day etc.
  2. Flora and fauna - who doesn't love nature!
  3. Famous - to cover things like Disney and movies / movies stars.

I'd prefer not ...

There is not much I don't enjoy receiving really.

  • I guess work with little artistic pride invested would be the main one and messy work, you know the type of thing - a sticker on a background picture, copies, crooked cutting and glueing, stuff falling off etc.

  • I am not into modern 'cutetsy', spongbob or halloween. I don't do pink often either.

Quarantine

Being in Australia there are certain items that you must not send:

seeds or other plant materials (pressed leaves etc.); shells; soil & sand; tea with fruit pieces; incense; dried/pressed flowers; raw nuts/seeds; any animal products such as raw hide; feathers, etc.; any wooden items This is not as restrictive as you think! I have only had six swaps opened to date and they have all passed quarantine. I fully support our quarantine laws.

Ratings

banjobraids rated for Postage Stamp Mail ARt on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: Keithlea!!! This is such a cool swap youve sent me. I absolutely LOVE the stamp art, it's hilarious and I love the title and explanation. Thank you for these wonderful ATCs for my collection. And the very cool royal envelope and stamp. I'll send you out a packet of Christmas stamps if I have some! I'm pretty sure I must in this huge pile. Thanks! :):)
AmandaJay rated for MAIL ART: Birds on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! I loved everything! What a beautiful envelope, I loved the bird postage stamps so much! Very thoughtful little envie! Thanks <3
turnsoleluna rated for ATC int #6 - Words on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Lovely card(s) Thanks so much for the book pages as well :)
MBakker rated for Send 50 Postage Stamps Swap on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful stamps, we absolutely love them!! Xx Monique
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks got the ATCs
Conni59 rated for ATC int #6 - Words on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the brilliant atcs and extras. Love the postcard!
Farmgurl rated for WIYM: Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Nov 20, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! I really like all of the elements you used to decorate the envelope and I can always use another bookmark :)
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Comment: Thank you so much! Love them both!
Donlyn rated for Christmas Post Stamps Swap #1 on Oct 29, 2015
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AnneliesV rated for 50 stamps on Oct 14, 2015
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Comment: Thank you
Irina rated for Private swap Irina - Manjigirl on Jan 16, 2015
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Comment: I received your stamps today. What a pity you almost have all of the satmps I sent you! Tomorrow my dad has his birthday, so I will bring him the stamps (he lives at the other end of the Netherlands). If it doesn't happen that also he has almost all stamps already, I will send you some more stamps, hoping that they are new to you. I will try to collect the newest Xmas stamps for you. But for that, you have to wait a while. My dad first get all the XMas stamps from the Netherlands for his collection from me, my brother and my sister. All he has double, he gives to me, to swap, so it will take some time, because it can take 2 months or more before I see him again.
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Comment: I am so sorry for rating this so late. I have been taking a long break from swapbot because I was preparing for my wedding. It was over now and I am back on swap bot. Thank you for your swap. :)
SMackie rated for Used 50 Postage stamp swap #1 on Sep 10, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much
MBrunt rated for Stamp sheet on evelope swap on May 23, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sheet and all the extras!
CzechFriend rated for WIYM : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #4 on Mar 20, 2014
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Comment: WOW, Keithlea, what a very special envelope. I like all the stamps very much! Thank you also for the beautiful card, stickers, stamps and other items! This swap was a great surprise! :-)
KarlaKC rated for WIYM : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #4 on Mar 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank you, Keithlea, for the lovely mail! I loved the dragonfly ATC and the used postage stamps and little buttons and flowers. I loved the postage stamps on your handmade envelope, too! Oh, and if I might offer this suggestion, some clear packing tape along the edges of your handmade envelope will prevent the sides from opening up/getting ripped open in transit. Thankfully, I believe I received everything you sent. :) It was all very lovely. Thank you again!
Eclectonote rated for PSCC : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #2 on Feb 18, 2014
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Comment: Wow - terrific FDCs, my first from Australia. Thank you so much. I have a small collection of FDCs and these are a welcome and unexpected addition. Many thanks, also, for the ephemera, especially for the stock schedule. It's a treat to receive such papers so tied to a locality.
AnneliesV rated for PSCC: 200 Postage Stamps Swap #5 on Jan 24, 2014
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Comment: Thank you see my mail
MBrunt rated for PSCC : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #1 on Dec 26, 2013
5
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!

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Comments

janeengland on Oct 5, 2010:

just letting you know the extra decos came today thankyou so much for sending. I love looking at your art work you are so creataive x

Notabelle on Nov 29, 2008:

Absolutely beautiful puzzle pieces. I'm in awe!! Anytime you want puzzle pieces, feel free to ask as I would gladly trade a boxful for a couple of altered ones. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with me! Happy Swapping. KC

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