Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 11:46 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2013
Last Online: April 17, 2018
Birthday: February 13
Country: Australia

About Me

My name is Meryl and I have two children, a son, Mitchell, aged 14 and a daughter, Kate, aged 12. She loves to do crafty stuff too!! Mitchell's main passion would have to be cricket!!

I love cricket too!!! We did an overseas trip in 2013 which included a visit to Lords to watch the second Ashes test. I'm afraid the Aussies didn't do very well in that series!!!

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 ...

I also enjoy Christian music as well ... Newsboys, Casting Crowns ...

Favorite Books

Karen Kingsbury would have to be my favourite author at the moment. I have quite a few books of hers, some of which I haven't read as yet ... I am waiting for a time when it won't matter if I don't turn out the light until 2 or 3 in the morning, as once I start these books, I can't put them down.

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!!!

Really enjoyed the King's Speech ...

Also like: '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!!! Also 'Better Homes & Gardens', 'Who Do You Think You Are' and NCIS;

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy Art Journalling, ATCs, Mixed Media, Junk Journals - very excited about this!!! 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 used to have some REAL tadpoles in a big pot outside and had our own baby froglets in our garden when we used to live in the tropics)!

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 ..


SuZignomeMoM rated for JDP: Send 6 ANIMAL Things on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: ♥ Thank you so much for all the fun critters. The koala is especially cute. I will probably never use him on anything unless it is something I make for myself.
Comment: Sorry for the super late rating. I remember getting this! Thanks so much!
Jole555 rated for FAST Swap - get/improve ratings on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for so nice swap!
Umdragon rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Hello dear Meryl!!! thanks for everything you sent me and sorry for the late rating. I received your letter last week but couldn't find the matching swap, now I did!!! I loved the alpha stickers and cards, also happy to know you are also a cat lover :) Thanks once again and greetings from Chile!
capeygirl rated for NH: Junk Journal supplies! on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the great stuff I especially love the little cut outs.
CavalierCommunications rated for AS: Desk Declutter #3 on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the lovely things you sent to me. I was very happy to receive all the goodies. I also loved the envelope you made to put everything in.
Response: So glad that you liked my ‘desk declutter’!!! :-)
pattiairel rated for Group Anniversary Swap on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: thanks for the teddy bear stickers. I do like them alot!! I also go to a Baptist Church. Happy to meet you at my mailbox!!♥♥
fairypretty7 rated for AS: Profile based happy mail! on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: How awesome! And all n my favourite color. 😜.I'm going to keep it for my Happy Planner next year.
Response: Yay!! Working on some other goodies for you too Angela!!! Miss you!! xxx
Comment: Thank you :)
DaiziDruke rated for Paper - Scraps Swap on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the new papers! Your sweet letter was the highlight of the swap!
Shellyr rated for BL Stamps and/or Die cuts on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful die cuts and I loved your letter. Thanks again.
Twishlow rated for Handmade Envie with Items 2 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you! You pretty envelope graced my mailbox yesterday. Thank you for the letter as well! 😊
Comment: Thank you for the letter and thank your daughter. That was a very nice touch. I didn't realize it took so long for the mail.
fairypretty7 rated for Stationery lovers swap #1 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: This was very sneaky of you, i always go onto your profile and join the swaps you are in hoping i may get you as a swap partner.....lol! It never cross my mind you may get me. Absolutely love everything you sent me. Miss our Weekends Sorry to hear about you Aunt. Give the kids a high 5 from us all here.🤓😍
Response: Thanks so funny Angela!!! So glad that you love what I sent!! I miss our weekends too ... very much. My Aunt was nearly 93, so she did pretty well!! Thank you! A big hello to you all!!
ttbishop rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much. Hope all is well.
kclicquot rated for Anything Maps Postcard on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: It's beautiful! Thanks Meryl!
Comment: Beautiful and thoughtful envelope of goodies. Yes it is Venice, thank you so much! Hope you get to visit here again soon. ^^
bjmonroe rated for HMPC: Put a "Cat" on it on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard.
piratejimbob87 rated for BL Summer Share on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: I'm sorry but I cannot justify rating anything other than a 3, the swap was sent a week late with no communication until after I contacted the swap host, I may have been more sympathetic had you contacted me before the swap deadline, and had you not been signing up for more swaps whilst late on 3 at the time of your PM, which seems to me that you had too much on your plate.
Response: Hi Leanne. Can you please read the email I sent to you on 7 September. According to the Swap-Bot screen, it is still unread. Thanks Hi Leanne. I find this a little disappointing, especially seeing as two people had their swaps done after yours, and both of them have been quite understanding of the situation I was in, and both of them have rated me with a 5 and also a heart.

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CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


Toby2017 on Sep 9, 2017:

Welcome to Newbie Helpers!! Come join in the swaps and have some fun!!!

yvonne401 on Jul 3, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



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:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:



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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