Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 3:42 am


Date Joined: August 21, 2016
Last Online: January 22, 2018
Birthday: September 7, 1969
Country: Canada

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.......


marclively rated for Business Card Swap on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Diane, thanks for the cards!
Response: You're Welcome Marc, Thank you for rating and for the Heart!
kelekia rated for New postcard-pal for 2018...intern. on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and all the wonderful information!
Response: Hay You are welcome! Glad you got it ok. Messaging you with my address, in case you want to exchange postcards ongoing. Thank you for the Heart ;) Diane
Tessssssa rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your card! The pin looks great. Merry Christmas! (Sorry for this late rating, I forgot to mark the 5)
Response: Thanks for rating! Glad you liked it ;)
Comment: Thabk you for a great swap - and the tea and stickers. So nice! 😊 Your envelope is super cute! West fun mail art. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and I wish you a Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you and Happy New Year to you too!
AZBobbi rated for PH: Pick a Word PC Swap #2 on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: Awesome variety of cards, and I love your little note drawings :)
Response: Hi! Thank you for rating and for the Heart. I am glad you liked them :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie, I love enerything inside!! Happy Holiday Season!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the Heart! Happy New Year!!!
Isa2020 rated for Surprise Me ~ CANADA on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Allo, Un petit mot pour te dire que j'ai bien reçu ton enveloppe, merci beaucoup j'adore tout ce que tu as envoyé !! Et j'aime bien le dessin sur l'enveloppe. Bye
Response: Bonjour! Merci pour la note, et le cœur. Je suis content que tu aies aimé. Prenez soin de vous et Bonne année! Diane
Comment: Wow! Great card and stamps and all extras. Merry Christmas to you too. 🎅
Response: Merry Christmas! Very pleased to learn you liked the envelope! Thank you for rating and for the Heart too!
Soapboxgirl rated for Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful jewelry making supplies! I loved the package and wish I could give more hearts!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: Hi! Happy that you liked them. Thank you for rating and for the Heart!!
NiniJae rated for Blind Envelope - International #14 on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great swap Diane. I loved the artwork on the envelope. I wish I could draw like that. I like all the stationery and thanks for sending the Dandelion tea for me to try. I can't wait to try this. Have a nice holiday and Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi! So happy you liked the Blind Envelope. It was fun making an adaption of "French Kitty". As my acquaintance, Ty Templeton of Marvel Comics recently told me-"It's practice, not talent" when it comes to repetitive drawing of things desired. Try it? Hope you have a Happy Holidays!!!
Maggiesmother rated for Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great Christmas card - love the scenery. Also, I love the Doctors Without Borders map. Interesting to read. Wishing your and your family a truly wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, Linda
Response: Hi Linda, Thank You for rating and for the Heart. Very happy that you enjoyed the card. All the Best!! Diane
mag rated for Decorated envies: 12 days of christmas on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the items. Love having some actual maple leaves to add to my journal (:
Response: Wow Thanks for rating! Glad you received it on time. Hope you enjoy your holidays!
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a fabulously decorated envelope, Diane! I am awed by the beauty and the intricacy of the design! Not to mention the great postcards and the little die cuts. Great swap! ❤️ Have a marvelous Christmas!
Response: Hay there! Thank you for the uplifting comment, very happy you liked it! Happy Holidays to you as well!!
shoediva rated for Just to Say Hello on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: I received your card today. Thank you so much for the extras, I love the gears. I will be writing back.
Response: Hi! and thank you for rating ;} I love those gears too... I hope you'll have fun exploring the potential of jewelry making, and look forward to hearing from you!!
Jamnj rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Oh Diana, felt like Christmas already when I opened the great envelope you sent! Loved the flower pot and the pin is super. The ornament may get worked on later tonight! Thank you and lots of wishes for a wonderful holiday!
Response: Thank you for the comments, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Isn't Christmas more about the feelings than receiving, and thanks for reciprocating the happiness!!
Comment: Wow, can I rate a 10 please? When I took it out of the envelope my first thought was 'ooh what a lovely unusual card' and it just got better from there. Thank you so much for the cute magnets now hanging on my fridge, and the Snoopy stickers :) Merry Christmas and a happy mail-filled 2018 to you!
Response: Yes! May we all have Great Happy Mail in 2018!! Thank you for your kind words, I am happy you liked them, and Thanks for the Heart too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and pin!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the Heart!! Glad you liked the pin I made for you :} Happy Holidays!
BusyB rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Awww, Diane, what a wonderful envelope to receive inside and out! It made my day! Love your pen work especially your country's hand drawn flag. :) Thank you for the pin you made, how clever and easy! My kids and I use to make those felt mouse with candy canes. I may have to get out my felt, make and send my Granddaughters one. I'm getting ready to send their package to them next week! Hope you have a wonderful season! Hugs, Bonnie
Response: Hay Bonnie! Thank you so much for the fun reply, for rating and the Heart. Very glad you liked everything. Time to get out the felt and notions! Happy Holidays!! Diane
taledo rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tiger card and the pin and the mouse.
Response: Thank You for rating, and for the Heart!!
bluesky rated for How's the weather today INT PC Swap on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: thank you! :)
Response: Thank you back! And thanks so much for the Heart ;}

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piratejimbob87 on Dec 24, 2017:

Diane thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card, I simply love those pins, they are wonderful! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Leanne x

mgallardo68 on Dec 23, 2017:

@Onibah3 I received my fantastic postcard for the Eyes closed tag tag!! I loved it !!! Happy holidays!

LoveThis on Dec 21, 2017:

i received your card today (eyes closed tag), thankyou very much :)

justmesks on Dec 19, 2017:

Diana thank you for the nice Christmas card and note paper. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dsweeny on Dec 18, 2017:

What a beautiful, beautiful thank you card for the Chihuly cut gallery cards. You are a sweetheart for not only sending me a card, but the GORGEOUS pin you made me is adorable and I can't wait to wear it for the season. YOU are the BEST!! xoxo

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.

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