Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2017 12:03 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2013
Last Online: June 24, 2017
Birthday: February 13
Country: Australia

About Me

I am married to a very very busy business man who is rarely home, and we have two children, a son, Mitchell, aged 11 and a daughter, Kate, aged 9. She loves to do crafty stuff too!! Mitchell's main passion would have to be cricket! - Go Aussies!!!

I love cricket too!!! We did an overseas trip in our last June / July holidays of which was included a visit to Lords to watch the second Ashes test. Very sad for the Aussies, but we are making up for it now in Australia!!!

My hubby is a very keen fisherman (and so is Mitchell); he spends a lot of his free time on his boat when not working.

Favorite Music

I think I'm stuck in the 70's!! I love a lot of the music from that era. Maybe its because of the memories that the songs provoke!!

I like Amy Grant, Cliff Richard, Abba, Bruce Springsteen ...

Favorite Books

At the moment I'm reading some 'My Story' books ... stories about famous people from history (eg Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Boleyn). Since our trip to England a lot of these stories fascinate me.

I also have quite a few books to assist with ideas for raising positive, well balanced children ...

There's also a bunch of books that I have that give ideas and inspiration relating to Artist Journals and Mixed Media. I am soo enjoying looking at other peoples' work ... I just have to get my studio to a point where there's enough space to be able to work in it, instead of bringing everything out to the dining room table ... and then having to pack it away ... and then getting it out again ... and then putting it away again ... I think you get the idea ...???!!!

Oh, and my Bible is a pretty important book to me too!

Favorite Movies

Hmmm ... favourite movies ... would you believe the most recent movie that I've seen several times ... no, more than several times, would have to be' How to Train Your Dragon' ... yes, you can tell I have children!!! I think I need to get out more!!! ;-)

Well, I really enjoyed 'Dave', 'Apollo 13', 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Field of Dreams', 'Back to the Future', 'Finding Forrester', 'Pretty Woman', 'Nottinghill', 'Twister' - notice these have all been around for a while!!!

Favorite Television

I don't actually watch a heap of TV, but I do like to watch the cricket when the Aussies are playing ... if I'm not working ... or getting dinner ready ... or dealing with kids ... or .....

I enjoy watching 'MasterChef Australia' with my kids ... and also 'Shaun the Sheep'!!!

When hubby is home we do watch a bit together ... really enjoy watch NCIS with him.

When he's not home I like to see 'Better Homes & Gardens', 'Who Do You Think You Are'; they've been showing some really oldies ... F-Troop (been recording these) - used to watch this when I was younger ...

Favorite Crafts

Am getting into Artist Journalling / Mixed Media - very excited about this!!! I have VERY recently made my first ever ATC - so much fun!! I love using up little bits and pieces!! Scrapbooking; Card Making; Patchwork & quilting, although haven't done much in a loooooonnng time!!! I love to look at scrappy quilts ... again using up little bits and pieces!!!

Would love to do a journal which includes fabric pages as well, using really interesting fabrics and fibres. I have HEAPS of interesting fibres ('wools') that I have been collecting for a while and would love to include them in journals. I've also been collecting old books that the library has been getting rid of with the idea of using them to make into a journal or using the pages in other journals.

As embellishments and fabrics, I love dragon flies, butterflies, frogs ... (we actually have some REAL tadpoles in a big pot outside and have had our own baby froglets in our garden)!

Also love ivory-ish textured fabrics and embellishments ...

I love lots of colours ... probably a lot of brights ... have been bringing in red into the decorating of our home ..


irishconnie rated for Let's Get Washi! 6 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tapes, they were lovely xx and much appreciated
Response: So glad you liked them Connie!! :-)
irishconnie rated for Represent the country 2 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Ty for the lovely letter and extras, it was so nice to hear about your country xx Loved it xx
Response: Still think its funny that you live in Ireland and my surname is Ireland!!! ;-)
LadyMalchav rated for Let's Get Washi! 6 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the washi!! The skull washi is perfect!
Response: So glad you like the washi!! And that the skull one was the right type that you like!! :-)
neca84 rated for Theme in a ziplock ~~~~~~Purple on Apr 27, 2015
Comment: thanks
jennylee60 rated for AMA Sender's Choice -November on Dec 12, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic ATC, envie and stamps!
rocknroll rated for I love paper Destash on Nov 28, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved everything, starting with the envelope :-D <3 <3 <3
Response: So glad you love it all!! Hope it'll be useful!! Thanks for the heart!!
atcdesigner rated for Coffee/Tea ATC on Nov 26, 2014
Comment: This is fantastic! I love your background and your cups. Thank you so much. (for the stamps and envies, too.) I laughed about the making 2 of each card. I have to do that for a lot of cards, too, or I'd never be able to part with them. To future swaps, v
LynnMoore rated for ABCs of washi #1: A-E on Nov 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the washi. I will make good use of it. Thanks again!!!!
AmirainOz rated for Mixed Media-Layers 3 on Nov 18, 2014
Comment: Hi Meryl, Thank you so much for your card.. I found it extremely interesting...the background looked painstakingly done..so professional!!! I love mixed media..it really does give a great look.... :) Amira
splashofjoy rated for Favorite bible verse atc on Nov 13, 2014
Comment: Mahalo! I love it! I'm dealing with the same "shakey ground" :( Thanks for the postage stamps, too!
lovestosew rated for EJ: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt on Nov 12, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Hope you can make use of the goodies I sent!! ;-)
Farmgurl rated for ISS: Pick 3 - October on Oct 31, 2014
Comment: Thank for the great package, it was so cute looking tied up with ribbon. The recipes look tasty too!
luke1133 rated for Favorite bible verse atc on Oct 21, 2014
Comment: I love that Psalm! Thank you so much for the encouraging Word.
ellie rated for WIYM: Mail Call: September, 2014 on Oct 17, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, very pretty!
lena1489 rated for WIYM: Mail Call: September, 2014 on Oct 15, 2014
Comment: Pretty
Lizard rated for Theme in a ziplock ~~~~~~ White on Oct 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful selection of white goodies. I love them all! Happy swapping. ♥
Response: So glad you like the items I sent to you!!! And thank you for the heart!!
suzanne33 rated for Mixed Media- Layers 2 on Oct 8, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much Meryl. Well done. Love the layers. And your second ATC at that! I'll put a new one up soon. Hope you can join.
Response: Thanks Suzanne. So glad that you like it. So much fun!!! I'll be watching out for the next one!!!
Comment: Thank you!
MissMissy rated for Anything and Everything Eiffel on Sep 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you.
SFreer rated for CMS: Scavenger Hunt on Sep 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you Meryl! Wonderful selection of goodies! I will make use of them for sure! Yea for '62! :-)

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ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station~

neca84 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas, thanks for being a part of the best group on Swap-bot, Active Aussie SWAPaholics :)


Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

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daydreamer2 on Nov 25, 2014:

Hi Meryl, Just wondering if you got the Mixed Media-Layers 3 ATC I sent on the 11th October.Sure hoping to hear it arrived safely.Happy to resend if it hasn't got to you.Thanks,Nancy

sunshinesuperman on Oct 14, 2014:

Hope your WIYM Mail Call Sept. has made it. Please let me know if missing so I can resend. Thanks, Mona

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fairypretty7 on Dec 15, 2013:

Hi its Angela and Anisha Welcome to swap bot

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