Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:24 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2013
Last Online: August 22, 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 ..


Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks. I really, really, really love them! The Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses. I have already put them in my bible! I hope you have a blessed day.
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies - Loved the envie, too!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope full of fun! I especially love the Christmas stamps! Great selection. You made my day a happier day!
Response: So so glad that you love the stamps and envie ... and the fun stuff!!! :-)
RockyBeach rated for AMA Sender's Choice -July on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your flowery postcard! I like it a lot!
mjhaertling rated for 1 + 1 July on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Your beautiful card reached me today. I had a bird similar to that - a blue grosbeak - at my feeder earlier this summer. It was the first time I had seen one. Napkins seem to work well on collages. I wish I could buy an assortment of them. I pray that God will continue to bless you & your children & help you find peace in your new situation.
edgetorn rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Birds on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the really cool zine! You did an awesome job...I love the quotes and all the birdies!
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! It sounds like you really put a lot of work into it! I love the background.
sleepingrover2010 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #15 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Hello Meryl, Thank you for the wonderful, diverse selection of goodies you sent me for this swap. When I opened your envelope and I pulled out your goodies and went through them and I was really excited. You gave me plenty to work with in the future. I appreciate your generosity. Barb sleepingrover2010
CavalierCommunications rated for AS: Desk Declutter on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for all the bits and pieces you sent, along with the lovely little letter. I enjoyed reading about move. Best wishes, Kylie :) ( CavalierCommunications )
Jcqln rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the swap
CharlieChick86 rated for WIYM: 10 die cuts on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: I love this idea, there super cool, I might steal the idea for myself :)
Response: So glad that you like the 'home-made' chipboard!!! Enjoy making some of your own!!! ... and thank you for the hearts!!! :-)
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!!!!

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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:

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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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