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MaryCheng

MaryCheng
Date Joined: December 5, 2017
Last Online: January 15, 2021
Birthday: November 6
Country: Australia
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About Me

I first discovered Pocket Letters in 2016 on Janette Lane's website https://pocketletters.ning.com/. I loved the idea of penpals via craft and have become active on her website since. Also into sustainability, so love recycling. Have made PLs using Travel Brochures, Postcards, Cereal Box, etc. In 2017 made 5 Christmas themed PLs using previous years Christmas cards, cutting out the cutest pics from the cards and incorporating them into the PL. Worked a treat! Love experimenting with Mixed Media, using the Gel Press, watercolours, stamping. Making lots of cards for birthdays and special occasions. I have learnt lots from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Jump Start Workshops every January on her website https://nathaliesstudio.com/. She has many talented artists join her for fabulous, easy to follow tutorials.

We have a gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback, she is 11yrs old. She is our baby. A gentle soul. Always hungry for food. Sleeps alot, but when its time for a walk, she wakes up instantly and is all excited.

Likes: Everything. Easy to please. Dislikes: None

Favourite colour: Orange

Favorite Music

Any Australian music: Cold Chisel, Deborah Conway, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Richard Clapton, Vika and Linda Bull, Divinyls, Bachelor Girl, Tina Arena, Kate Ceberano, John Farnham, Crowded House ... lots from the 70s, 80s etc. Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Eagles.

Favorite Books

Action and Thriller. Current favorite is an Australian author: Matthew Reilly. He has a series of books with his main characters. Recommend you read the first books of each series before getting into the rest. Michael Robotham. Dan Brown books are amongst my favorites. Winnie the Pooh for the characters wisdom.

Favorite Crafts

Paper craft, making cards and Pocket Letters! Mixed Media, Pastels, Watercolour, Distress Inks, Gell Printing.

Wish List on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/marycheng2?ref=hdr&tab=items

Wish List in my account in Etsy Australia

Favorite Movies

Love sci-fi movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, Blade Runner, X-Men, Snowpiercer, Stargate, X-Files, Dark Angel TV series, Back to the Future, Terminator, Snowpiercer.

TV series: Blacklist, Blindspot, Person of Interest, Berlin Station, Riveria, Templar Station, Continuum and many more

Mary's Gallery

Amazing Mail ART: Leaf Shape ATC - October 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Leaf Shape ATC - October 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Triangles - September 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Art with Triangles - September 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Dot Painting Mail Art - August 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Dot Painting Mail Art - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Washi Tape ATC - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Washi Tape ATC - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Washi Tape ATC - August 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Torso ATC - August 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Torso ATC - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Fabric Inspired ATC - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Fabric Inspired ATC - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Fabric Inspired ATC - August 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Fabric Inspired ATC - August 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Arch ATC - July 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Arch ATC - July 2020

Happy Mail Heaven: Tea Time Happy Mail - July 2020

Happy Mail Heaven: Tea Time Happy Mail - July 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Monster PC - May 2020

Crafty Recyclers: Monster PC - May 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Mail Art Sticker Art- May 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Mail Art Sticker Art- May 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Fish Shaped ATC- May 2020

Amazing Mail ART: Fish Shaped ATC- May 2020

Crafty Recyclers:TNapkin Collaged Mail Art -February

Crafty Recyclers: Napkin Collaged Mail Art - February 2020

Crafty Recyclers:Tigers or Lions Postcard-April

Crafty Recyclers: Tigers or Lions Postcard - April 2020

Crafty Recyclers:Mail ATC-February Crafty Recyclers:Mail ATC-February 2020

Amazing Mail ART - Face-Time Postcards - All Below ------------

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

Amazing Mail ART:Intl Face Time-2020

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Ratings

jjhere rated for Tree Shaped ATC on Jan 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC and I especially loved your doodle trees! I love that style but have never tried it myself. I need to fix that. Enjoy your summer!
Response: Thank you for the compliment and rating. I plan to do more watercolouring and doodles.
McAnaraks rated for Intl: Face Time-November on Dec 18, 2020
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Comment: beautiful card, thank you, will include it in my next blogpost :-)
Response: Thank you. My pleasure. I love these themes. Much appreciated.
BeckyG56 rated for Leaf Shaped ATC on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the seasonal leaf ATC's you sent me. Very creative, and beautiful. Thank you for sending 4 to me! Our numbers in Ohio remain high, although we aren't in lockdown, there are restrictions. Praying 2021 improves all over the world!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I loved making them for you.
5
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap
Response: Thank you for rating.
ktk8 rated for Put a Quote on It PC on Dec 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Awwww I love this card....and love the quote "slow down, simplify and be KIND". good words to live by..... thank you for a great recycled art piece.... many hearts to YOU!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I love quotes where it spreads the word of being kind and enjoying what life has to offer.
BeckyG56 rated for Art with Stripes on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: I use gel prints for background too. I love the colors from the distress inks. Great postcard!
Response: Thank you,loved making this PC. Abstract art is fun and very creative. Appreciate the rating.
McAnaraks rated for Intl-Face Time: Oct on Nov 1, 2020
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Comment: Great card, love the handstitching! I will include it in a future blogpost, I'll let you have the link when it's published :-)
Response: It is one of my favorites! Thank you for the rating. Thrilled you will blog it!
9O96O rated for Art with Triangles on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Very cool folder. Beautifully crafted. I opened it to find to my surprise more triangle goodies. I love the handcrafted stickers. I thought that was a gelli print background on the attractive ATC, thanks for confirming it in your note. I like getting the art medium right. :) I had a look at Jodi Ohl's site. Bookmarked it. I might try to do something abstract like that. Really nice package. Thank you Mary. It travelled all the way from Australia to Canada in good time.--18 days, that's quite nice.
Response: So happy you love the triangle art. Enjoyed making it. Thank you for rating.
MallowCat rated for Tea Time Happy Mail on Oct 14, 2020
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Response: Thank you for rating.
stiffneck78 rated for Postage Stamp ATC on Oct 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you or this lovely Aboriginal style ATC! I love it!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I do love Aboriginal art as it is unique to Australia. Glad you received and love the ATC.
ktk8 rated for Dot Painting Mail Art on Sep 29, 2020
5
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Comment: What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL dot painted postcard...and the whole swap was just so beautifully executed....wOw.....thanks for really brightening uP my morning today.... I love it and many hearts for YOU....
Response: Thank you so much! You are too kind. I really loved making a dot painting. Glad you love it.
wolfeagle rated for Washi Tape ATC on Sep 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute ATC's and washi. I love how you packaged them also. And your dog coat's sound amazing...lucky friend. ;D
Response: Thank you Angela. This swap got me using more washi tape in my happy mail.
user6937 rated for Intl: Face Time-September on Sep 24, 2020
5
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Comment: I'll have to look up Junkies Magazine! Thanks for another nice job ;)
Response: Thank you for rating. Love how she looks. Fun project.
stiffneck78 rated for Mail ATC on Sep 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Oh my gosh, Mary! I am so sorry for this late rating. I was cleaning out a closet and I found several swaps that were unopened and this swap was one of them. I feel terrible and I hope you can forgive me. You wrote this sweet letter and made me three wonderful ATCs! Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your efforts.
Response: Glad you received my ATCs and wasn't lost in mail. It was fun using postage stamps in the Mail Art. All good!
MamaMangrove rated for Intl: Face Time-August on Sep 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Love your Bohemian woman with ribbon and coins, Mary! Reminds me of my gypsy Halloween costume of days gone by. Thanks for such a fun & creative card.
Response: I love her free spirit look. Glad you love it. Thank you for the rating.
banjobraids rated for Torso ATC on Sep 12, 2020
5
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Comment: AHHHH, these are so beautiful!! Even the backs are beautiful! I love the backgrounds and the gold paint accents. Just lovely. THANKS so much! Your envelope was awesome too. :):):)
Response: So happy you love the ATCs. Really enjoyed making them. Thank you for the rating.
chimerix rated for Fabric Inspired ATC on Aug 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATCs. I can't believe you sent 3! I love them. Aloha
Response: I love the designs on the fabric, so Australian. Happy you received and love them.
Csomma827 rated for Arch ATC on Aug 16, 2020
5
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Comment: I absolutely love the ATC. You packaged it so nicely in the little folder. Love the way you encorporated the gold candy wrapper. One of my favorite ATCs. 💕
Response: Thank you Crissy, happy you received and love the ATC. I love it too.
Larina rated for Intl: Face Time-July on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: I love the card you made, it was beautifully done! The washi on the back is just as lovely! Thank you so muchy!
Response: Thank you! This is a favorite challenge for this year. Glad you love the card.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Hand Shaped ATC on Jul 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC and all the extras! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry. I enjoyed looking for ideas for this ATC theme so much that I made a couple more ATCs for myself.

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

ktk8 on Oct 17, 2018:

HoWdY and welcome to Swap-Bot....and thank you for working on my pass and paste postcard. It made it home today and is GREAT..... Happy swapping.....

Candyn29 on Mar 10, 2018:

Welcome to swapbot.

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