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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of fifty with two children; a daughter (21) and a son (19). I work as a comprehensive school teacher and especially love teaching English, maths and litterature. I use Hungarian Varga-Nemenyi-method in teaching maths.

I put a lot of effort on my creations and never send anything trashy, so I hope you will do the same :)! I don´t tolerate any kind of flaking! If you don´t receive anything from me, contact me before rating, please!

If sending me ATCs/APCs, please, try to keep them the right size as I like to store them into pocket sleeves! So NO parts over the edges, please (at least not very much)!

Favorite Books

I love reading and read many kinds of books. Fantasy is one of my favourites; Harry Potters, LOTR, Twilight-saga, True Blood, Vampire Diaries etc. Also books related to history like the ones from Diana Gabaldon fascinate me. Jane Austen, Joanne Harris, Kate Morton are Cecilia Samartin are amongst my favourite authors too, just to name few. At the moment I´m especially in the search of Morganville Vampires-books by Rachel Caine. I already have books 1-5 and 7-11!

Children´s litterature is my passion. I collect children´s books, especially the classics; H.C.Andersen, the Grimm-brothers, Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Elsa Beskow and many, many others are on the list. Moomin-books in different languages are wanted too. Books with great illustrations attract me the most.

My favourite fairy tales are Little Red Riding-Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Princess and the Pea, Pussy in Boots, SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarfs and Thumbellina just to name few. But as said above, all the classics make me happy and I´m easy to please.

I´d like to get more Dr. Seuss-books as they are hard to get here. So far I have "The Cat in the Hat", "Oh, the Thinks you can Think" and "Green eggs and Ham".

I try also to read books for young adults, mostly because of my work, but also as I want to.The Hunger Games-series by Suzanne Collins hooked me immediately. David Almond, Cornelia Funke, Eva Ibbotson, Neil Gaiman and Michael Ende are some of my favourites too, but there are so many good books and so little time to read them.

Favorite Movies

I like Tim Burton-movies. Johnny Depp is my favourite actor :)! Fantasy-movies, romantic ones and historical films are my favourites too.

Favorite Crafts

Especially ATCs and bookmarks are my favourites. I make also altered playing cards (APCs) and Altered Envies. I´ve made some decos too and one altered book. They look great, but are really a lot of work and at the moment I don´t seem to have the time for them. Button fairies are cool too.

Rubber stamping, collage and mixed media are my favourite techniques. I can´t draw at all, so don´t expect anything drawn from me! I ALSO DON´T LIKE TO RECEIVE DRAWN THINGS, I´M SORRY. I´m usually very easy to please and I´m not picky, but drawn things just are not for me!

I have two art journals based on stamping, collage and mixed media techniques. The theme of my first journal is "Quotes". The page size of this journal is around 5 x 7 inches. Feel free to decorate one side or both, but if decorating both, leave some empty space on the edge, please, so I can tape the page into my book. The other journal is sized 4 x 4 and the theme is "Vintage", so everything with vintage photos, lace, ephemera, doilies, patterned paper etc. is welcomed! This is a journal with loose pages that I bind together with rings, so no thick layers to the left side, please, so I can punch the holes for the rings. And feel free to decorate both sides of the page, if you wish!

Favourite Dogs

I love dogs and almost all animals. My favourite dog-breed is a German shepherd, a dalmatian comes second. I also collect postcards with dogs at work like guide dogs, rescue dogs etc. If you´re sending me pcs with dogs, I prefer realistic ones, not dogs wearing clothes or driving the car etc.

Favourite Places

I enjoy travelling, but haven´t done that very much yet. I hope someday I´ll be rich enough to do that properly (LOL)! My favourite city is London. Also Australia and New Zealand, the USA and Canada are the destinations of my dreams. But what comes to travelling, anything goes. I´ve visited Spain once and I fell in love with that country. Now I´m learning Spanish :)! Other countries I´ve visited are Bulgaria, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia, Belgium, Egypt, Hungary and Greece twice (Rhodes and Crete).

Other Hobbies

Swapping ATCs and APCs is my hobby no.1 right now. But I also collect bookmarks and postcards and I´m a postcrosser/ bookcrosser. Reading is so much fun! If you´re sending me postcards, I prefer them unwritten in an envelope.But of course written and stamped are welcomed too! Learning Spanish is my hobby too! I also try to exercise every now and then by cycling, jogging, nordic walking and circuit training. Recently I´ve become interested in baking. I´ve always baked, but nowadays I´m almost addicted to it. Trying new recipes is so much fun! I´d like to start building my own recipe book with baking recipes from all over the world!

Themes I like/ collect

Postcards and mail art: - children´s book illustrations/ fairy tales/ Alice in Wonderland/ fairies/ London/ German shepherds, dalmatians, dogs at work( realistic ones, please)/ Johnny Depp/ books and reading people/ vintage typewriters/ European robin (the bird)/ Harry Potter/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit

I DON`T LIKE HANDMADE POSTCARDS (meaning postcard-swaps)! I prefer my cards sent naked in an envelope, please!

Only ATCs and mail art: - anything vintage/ time/ text/ quotes/ musical notes/ cemetary angels/ travelling/ oriental, esp. geishas/ birds, nests, eggs/ owls/ ladybirds, dragonflies/ zetti/ pin up-girls/ classic film-stars like Marilyn Monroe/ Spain/ Spanish language/ Mexican loteria-cards/ Tim Holtz/ vintage Christmas, Halloween and other holidays/ Marie Antoinette

Altered Playing Cards (APCs): Classic Hollywood film stars (men and female)/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/ Alice in Wonderland (books and Tim Burton-movies)/ vintage women and girls/ children´s books and characters/ vintage garden/ vintage school/ Harry Potter PM ME FOR THE SUIT AND NUMBER, PLEASE!

Wishlist

  • postcards (only store-bought)
  • used postage stamps (I use them in my crafting)
  • ATCs/ APCs /Altered Envies
  • playing cards, NOTE: only poker-sized 2,5"/ 3,5" (single cards are fine as I only use them for crafting)
  • magazines related to rubber stamping or mixed media, my faves are Stamper´s Sampler/Somerset Studios (preferably in English)
  • baking magazines in Finnish, Swedish or English
  • vintage garden-themed pictures to use in my garden journal
  • Moomin-books in different languages (see the list below)
  • rubber or clear stamps, especially with quotes in English or other themes mentioned above (nothing childish, please)
  • anything Tim Holtz (not very large objects as I mainly make ATCs)
  • anything Steampunk-related
  • Graphic45-papers and any other stuff from that brand
  • nice stickers, also teacher-reward ones in English (not puffy)
  • dresden scraps in any colour
  • anything Spain/ Spanish language-related
  • napkins/ tissues with nice images I can use in my crafting
  • chocolate from your country (if you happen to send from Belgium, I´m totally in love with Ambiente Schilfertruffels)
  • tiny/ small Chinese coins (those that have a hole in the middle)
  • green or white tea in bags, no loose (flavoured are also welcomed)
  • baking recipes on a decorated page sized 14 x 19cm/ about 5 x 7,5 inches (height x widht) to add into my recipe scrapbook; contact me for more details, I´m happy to swap also
  • metal cookie cutters (something else than hearts, stars etc. and nothing childish, please, also nothing very big or small)
  • spatulas or something else for baking
  • tea towels
  • old skeleton keys (brown or black)
  • vintage lace
  • Scrabble tiles
  • children´s books by Dr. Seuss (I have The Cat in the Hat and Oh, the Thinks you can Think))
  • Easter egg surprise-figures (not the ones with loose parts)to use in my math projects
  • postcards from Anna-Mari West (from Finland)

PLEASE! DON´T SEND any paper pieces, as I have plenty of them already (except Graphic45). THANKS!

Special wish

As I´ve already mentioned before, I collect Moomin-books in different languages. Here´s a list of the languages I already have. So if you have one not mentioned on the list, I´d be more than happy to do a private trade with you.

Languages I already have: - Karelian - English - Swedish - Estonian - Dutch - Russian - Japanese (big thanks to whiterose) - Lithuanian - French ( a huge thanks to Moineau) - Polish - German (huge thanks to sasasubine) - Hebrew (huge thanks to KSENiA) - Czech (million thanks to marankovazena) - Norwegian (huge thanks to Sassa) - Bulgarian (million thanks to indajani)

Ratings

mle rated for 15 Old Book Pages on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the pages and the stickers.
Response: So relieved to hear that you finally received them :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
Gwillisinc rated for MFF: Bird, Book Page, and Lace on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: It’s finally here & beautiful! Lots of details!
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart and for your patience!
kakipi rated for Tea for Thee # 13 on Nov 25, 2019
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Comment: Aaaaaaa!! Thank you so much for resending the tea! I just got them today. I can't wait to try them, especially the Moomin one!!
Response: Well, finally! I´m SO happy to hear that my envie arrived, I was already beginning to loose hope with this 2nd one too. Thanks for your patience and the heart!
warheart rated for MFF: Birds and a Postage Stamp on Nov 25, 2019
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Comment: Such a pretty ATC & extras! Thank you!
Response: Glad to hear that it arrived and you liked everything :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
georgiafae rated for VJP: Creative Collage #20 on Nov 17, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful collage-I love the fall theme too as it is my favorite time of year-unfortunately we don't have snow on ground that sticks around for more than a day! The grass is still green-covered with brown leaves! Loved the envelope and notecard-and always appreciate stamps that are foreign country not US ones! Fun! Thanks for sharing! Love the paper doll-like book mark! And the other extras!
Response: So happy to hear that you liked everything :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
Pandd rated for ETHP: TH Products ATC on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: Again a lovely atc. Timmy's stuff is so much fun to use. Love it. And thank you for the cool extras. Par💕💕
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived and you liked it :)! Thanks once again for your sweet words and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautiful card, I adore it! I have a thing for ravens and Poe so this will be a perfect addition to my collection. I also appreciate all the wonderful stamps you included. I love using them in my art! Great swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that my raven found a loving home!
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Comment: Dear Pirjo-Liisa: Your roses and lace journal page is just beautiful. I love the softer colors the you used and all the elements are just perfect together. Perfect finishing touch is the stitching around the border. Thank you so very much for a beautiful piece of art!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart :)! I must say I was quite happy with it myself and it was so fun to put it together.
user6937 rated for APCs Only! Favourite Characters #4 on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: I never knew where Paddington got his name! We've been at the Station in London, though :)
Response: Nice to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
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Comment: Love how you chose such a lovely outer card to match up with the ATC. Both are so lovely. Thank you for such a pretty swap!
Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked everything.
cynaemon rated for Tea Tuesday #2 on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: Dear Pikkis, Thanks so much for tea. I'm so sorry I have taken so long to rate you. Best Wishes, Cynaemon
Response: Oh, I´m so happy to hear that the teas have arrived :)! Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart!
Pandd rated for VJP: Creative Collage #19 on Sep 29, 2019
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Comment: Love the journal page and the neat extras. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Response: Glad to hear that you liked what I sent :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
Queensmiley2530 rated for Profile Surprise on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the Great items.
Response: Glad to hear that they arrived safely and you liked them :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
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Comment: Wow you really made my day. THANK YOU so much for the wonderful and stunning postcard. And now have a sunny afternoon.
Response: I´m so happy to hear that it arrived so fast and you liked it :)! Thank you for the kind rating and the heart!
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Comment: I am so embarrassed that I forgot to rate you for this gorgeous journal page! Pirjo-Liisa, you are one of the best artists...one of my very favorite swap partners...and I adore receiving swappy mail from you. This journal page is beautiful, the stamped map is lovely, and I agree that the "paper dolls" are just the best things Tim Holtz has done. Thank you for always sending such beautiful items!
Response: Don´t worry Donetta, that´s totally ok :)! I´m just happy and relieved to hear that it hasn´t got lost! Thank you for your always so sweet words and the heart!
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Comment: I got your super cute Ravenclaw card. Luna is my favorite as well! I just got back from a trip too, to Scotland. I got to go on the Harry Potter train that went on the same route it did in the movie.
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart :)! I´m relieved to hear that my ATC hasn´t got lost and that you liked it. And lucky you, I wish to get to Scotland too.
Francella rated for ☆ TEA TIME #7 ☆ on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the tea, I can't wait to try them out and the stamps. I have been to the UK too over the past weeks (hence my late rating) it was a wonderful break from the scorching heat over here.
Response: I hope you´ll enjoy the teas! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
whiskersonkittens rated for Profile Based PC & Msg on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful glittery Sleeping Beauty card with the moomin stamp! I saw the new Lion King movie recently as well and loved it too!
Response: Glad to hear that you liked the card :)! Thanks a lot for the nice rating and the heart!
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Comment: Love it!
Response: I’m happy to hear that, thanks a lot for the heart :)!
Milla84 rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Slytherin) on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Kiitos, kiitos, kiitos!!! Kortti oli tosi hieno ja kiitos hienoista extra lahjoista. /Thank you so much, the card was awesome and thanks for the extras! 💚💚💚💚🐍
Response: Kiva kuulla, että tykkäsit :)! Kiitos mukavasta palautteesta ja sydämestä! Jään odottelemaan uusia vaihtoja ;)!