Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2017 1:52 pm


Date Joined: August 21, 2016
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Birthday: September 7, 1969
Country: Canada

About Me

Before I begin my about me, I just wanted to mention that I try my best to send out all Swaps within days of the assigned partners date. I might delay because I try to aspire to my partners profile, and send extras if possible. I always commit to my Swap partner, and will send out the goods. Also, on the receiving end, I always rate the day I receive swaps.

Now about me: I am a close to 50 year old Canadian born female, living with my partner/love of my life (Nick) in downtown Toronto, Ontario. We work together in Real Estate.

I have been fortunate to recently have changed occupations and lifestyle, and so now have a complete turnaround in life. I have a little more time to spend on "make happy projects", and so have begun my quest to try Swap-bot.

I am a happy personality that loves art and adventure. Art for me, is anything that captures the soul and creates an unforgettable experience through visual, audible or tactile methods. Adventure for me. is any out of ordinary events, whether it be spending some time outdoors (away from the abode), or having a really great day at home, doing what ever.

I love hand made cards and other creations, and if inspired, make them too. I have started making jewelry, and am contemplating an Etsy store (TBA). I love glass, and glass art, painting on glass, mouth blown glass, and favour all thing by Chihuly. I also love painting and drawing, and have graduated within the frivolous field of fine arts.

I love items from the U.K., France, Italy and Germany. I also love African, Indian and Japanese. Indigenous cultures are of an interest to me, especially from North America.

I enjoy beautiful things, like botanical prints, flowers, handmade papers, soap, stationary, stickers, post cards and anything that is visually complex and pleasing. I love colours and dimensional perspective in art, alternately, love quaint and charming graphics.

I love gardening, and growing vegetables and flowers, and exotic plants. I also like terrariums, as they keep the outdoors feeling going during our long cold Canadian winters.

I also love baking and cooking, and would love to one day have a quality chef's kitchen with lots
of bells and whistles. Our family loves bread, and due to my baking addiction, we haven't bought many baked things this year, as I finally have mastered bread baking.

I own two smaller dogs, as I have no children, I treat these as my babies. They are spoiled, and I am happy to do so. We walk, play and spend almost every hour of the day with each other, as mostly, I work at home. They are just great to be with. They love squeaky toys made by KONG and small rubber balls made by JW Pets. They love ripping the guts out of various stuffies too.

I love receiving snail mail with beautiful postage, and love being acquainted with interesting people from all over the world. I enjoy when someone takes extra time to make the packaging as interesting as the swap itself.

Favorite Crafts

Jewelry making, painting, drawing, photography, decoupage, scrap booking, memory/shadow box picture frames making.

Music, Books, TV shows, Movies

I love all kinds of music, but Jazz and Blues, Reggae, and Salsa make me happy (70's and 80's music too, embarrassingly). I also like Heavy Metal, classical and Opera.

I like to read books that are of art and alchemy. Cooking, paper crafts, jewelry making, travel and cultural books are adored. I more so like books that have illustrations and photos, magazines suit me well too (except some adverts).

I love watching crime shows on TV, like Criminal Minds and CSI, but also enjoy comedies and sitcoms like Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls, and then the news. Always the news.

Movies, I like those which are thought provoking, biographical, documentary, romantic, comical and adventurous...don't have any favourites.

About Me

If you have read this far, thank you, I hope I am getting to the point of what a Swapbotter's profile page should be.

I hope to receive culturally inclined/local items, various stationary items, maps, seeds, international news papers, clippings, magazines, souvenirs and handicraft items. Sheet music for piano would also be appreciated, along with basic foreign language study books. I am not fussy, and trust the judgement of my fellow Swapbotters.

I also like anything unusual, creative and one of a kind.

I collect stamps, coins, maps, vintage epherma, indigenous art, antique picture frames, tea cups (especially made in Japan/occupied Japan), antique furniture.....

I spend time making gifts for friends, whether from scratch, or personalising found objects. I believe in recycling, and being ethical in all ways, so I buy second hand/thrift store/vintage goods, and use reclaimed materials for some projects, by re-using, re-purposing, or re-inventing items.


As for food, I enjoy all kinds of snacks, sweet and salty. I am a sucker for fine chocolate, and will dance for you to get it! I love coffee and tea, but the caffeinated kinds, and usually unflavoured.

I love baking, as prior mentioned, and enjoy creating cakes and pastries, breads and other concoctions.

Favourite flavours for me are quite simply citrus (lemons especially), raspberry, blueberry, coffee, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate.

Complex tastes I like are: Perilla, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Basil, Lavender.

We regularly cook and eat Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese. Anything vegetarian oriented. Also, comfort foods, like Mac 'n Cheese, Stew... We don't believe in eating animals, with the exception of chicken and fish.

I could just go on.......


widelo123 rated for Naked Map PC to 2 Partners #6 on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Diane, thank you for the map postcard of Canada. Loved your quote, good one. Shirley
Response: Thanks Shirley :D
Lexidh rated for QUICK flat destash swap #117 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a good destash!
Response: Was fun. Thank You for hosting and Thank You for the rating!! You are the Best :}
Comment: Diane, Thank you so much for this fabulous swap! I Love the drawing on the envelope and all the creative goodies! ♥ And, OMG, Haunted Canada stamp! The Best!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - I love the stamps... my fav. Thank you for the rating :}
slckad rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #5 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards, and the tea was a nice surprise! I hope that your Thanksgiving dinner was yummy!
Response: Yes, it was a great Thanksgiving with two dinners!! Still stuffed like the bird. Thank you for rating and all the best!
Comment: Thanks love the card and all of the fun stamps. Have a great weekend
Response: Thank you for rating! All the Best. :D
amandaboo rated for LIST LETTER #2 - Dream Home on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for dream home letter. You decorated it so beautifully and thank you for the extra leaflets you included. The postage stamps you used were cute too! Thank you for brightening my day :)
Response: Hope it was fun, glad it brightened your day! Thank you for the heart.
Akanksha23 rated for Naked Map PC to 2 Partners #6 on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard..
Response: Glad you liked it and thank you for your rating :D
gizmodust rated for Menu Swap on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the menus. I love to try new kinds of food. Never had Jamaican food but think I would like the Lebanese at BLISS better. The selection in our community is really limited so I can at least look at other interesting menus. Also thanks for the cross stitch card kit. I will definitely do that and the little tags. They're so cute. Thanks again.
Response: Hey there! Thanks for your rating, I like the Roti (Jamaican), but Lebanese is great too-Shwarma and Falafels...yumm. I like to go max in the weight allowed for postage rates, and so lucky you, there was enough room for the cross stitch! Enjoy-Diane
roxymtl rated for Happy Halloween decorated envie on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very original (face tattoos !) Halloween envie ! Love the idea of seeing through the envelope! Great swap :)
Response: Thank you for the rating, and glad you like it!!
lynndespin rated for September Birthday SWAP 2017 on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Just looked again in envelope and found the card i now received the first envelope you sent after making complaints at post office ooh well. Nice card by the way !!
Response: Hello, As far as I know you messaged me and mentioned you didn't receive my packet. I sent you back an image with the card and message written inside (which described the swap name), along with a few paper gifts. I can send the image again... and also, I already sent you another one, because you messaged me again and said you still didn't receive my first one. You should receive this in a week or so... I hope. I remain very confused as what you received, and fear it's been tampered with (sounds like things are missing). Thanks for rating anyways. If you can clarify, I'd appreciate. Diane PS. Thanks for following up to mention you received everything, very disappointing conduct, but a happy ending for you!
TikaSavi3 rated for Bring a smile to your face on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for beautiful pink postcard :)
Response: So happy you got it, as you are far far away!! Thank you and Be well - Diane
Comment: What a lovely note card! I love the glitter :) Thank you for the stickers as well, they are delightful.
Response: Thank you for the rating and Happy Day!!!
SparkJoy rated for Menu Swap on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my veggie friendly package and for including the recipes and directory! I'm going to make some 'cookie' smoothie bowls. Toronto is a veg destination. I've been vegan a long time and it's amazing the way things are expanding. This package made my day, thanks again :)
Response: Hay, glad it made it to you. It can be tough being Vegan... I hope some of the meatier dishes didn't dismay you. Thank you for the rating and the Heart!!
wooperton rated for September Birthday SWAP 2017 on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Diane, thank you for the gorgeous card and the hot chocolates. It made me smile to get such a lovely card from you :) xxx
Response: Happiest of Birthdays my friend! Let's all have a Great year. Thank you for the Heart!
Tina78 rated for A Gift A Month September on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the delicious spices!!
Response: Your Welcome! May you have many delicious meals>hope you enjoy the process!
MadeByRori rated for TBR-Autumn Tea & Note card on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Love the card and the envie. Those stamps are beautiful too. And oooooh those teas smell yummy! Thank you! 💌
Response: Enjoy!! Happy Autumn!!!
Wooper rated for Happy mail - International on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, this swap is amazing! I love the letterset and the pens, so cute :3
Response: Thank You!! Very Glad you liked them, thanks for the Heart!
Midsummerlily rated for September Birthday SWAP 2017 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Oh gosh how fabulous is the envelope?! I'm saving it for my birthday but it looks brilliant! Thank you 😊
Response: 9 more days to go! Hope you enjoy your day, and the greeting from me to you! Thank you for the Heart :} Happy Birth Month!!
Comment: Thank you for the very interesting letter and little booklet you made about yourself and the map. Very fascinating..
Response: Thanks. Glad you got it!
aprilivy rated for September Birthday SWAP 2017 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Diane, Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and the pattern. I absolutely love it. It's amazing.
Response: Happy Late Birthday! Thank You for the Heart!!

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simcoe54 on Sep 7, 2017:

Thanks for the postcards. They will fit nicely in my collection.

Paige1900 on Sep 1, 2017:

I placed your "resend" for This Swap in the mail this morning. So sorry the first one never reached you.

Evelynswap on Aug 29, 2017:

Hi! It is almost your birthday :) Today I made your birthdaycard for the September Birthday SWAP 2017 😊

I've been sick last week, so I couldn't send it right away after I knew my partners. And still... it would take 14 days to get my mail to you.

Here is a sneekpeak of the card you will get:


dakotadee on May 10, 2017:

The ATC 2 way swap you created is alsome! I can't believe what you created with the bits and pieces I sent.You have the eye of a great artist. If you can tell...I love it!

myancey on Apr 19, 2017:

Hey hon. Have u rcvd the sunrise sunset 🌅 pc I sent u on the 4th? I would love to archive this swap. Thanks.

abbyaguas on Apr 9, 2017:

Oh wait, it's Alberta.. HIHI

I hope I can visit Canada someday.

Cheers, Abigail

abbyaguas on Apr 9, 2017:

Dear Tita Diane,

I just want to thank you so much for having me as an unassigned partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap Int'l 🐶

My auntie lives in Canada. She's in Alnerta

paraxparaxnoia on Mar 17, 2017:

I'm happy to have made a crappy day even a bit better, I hope it gets better :) haha, my username is actually derived from a misheard tong lyrics but somehow it stuck :D and hey, reading your profile I say hello from another foodie♡ノーラより

Spiritfree on Feb 23, 2017:

Hi Onibah3, thanks so much for that wonderful postcard for the unassighned partner in the Postcard Roulette, Cheers!

myancey on Feb 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the unassigned postcard roulette swap! I love Winnie the Pooh and love the sticker and postage stamp. Thank u so much! Have a good day!

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