Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 11:54 am


Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of forty-seven with two children; a daughter (19) and a son (16). I work as a comprehensive school teacher and especially love teaching English, maths and litterature. I use Hungarian Varga-Neményi-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 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 only have "The Cat in the Hat".

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, not to mention Twilight-saga of course. But team Edward, absolutely!

I´m a True Blood-fan too and Bill and Eric are my favourite characters! So, please, make me something that present one of them or both (LOL), if participating in a True Blood-themed swap :)!

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 would like to start making art journals based on stamping, collage and mixed media techniques. If you are my partner in these swaps, I´m planning to start two different journals; one with quotes and one with beautiful things in life. It would be nice to have a page you made for my journal too! The size is up to you, but something around 7 x 5 inches would match pretty well my book. And feel free to decorate one side or both, but if decorating both, leave some empty space on the edge, please.

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 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 especially/ fairies/ Twilight; team Edward/ London/ German shepherds, dalmatians, dogs at work( realistic ones, please)/ Johnny Depp/ books and reading people/ Ancient Egypt/ Russian mathryoska dolls/ vintage typewriters/ European robin (the bird)

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/ altered playing cards/ pin up-girls/ classic film-stars like Marilyn Monroe/ vampires (esp. Twilight, True Blood)/ Spain/ Spanish language/ Mexican loteria-cards/ Tim Holtz/ vintage Christmas, Halloween and other holidays/ Marie Antoinette

Altered Playing Cards (APCs): Vintage Christmas/ classic Hollywood film stars (men and female)/ travelling (your country/ state, your favourite location, travelling in general)/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/ Alice in Wonderland (books and Tim Burton-movie) PM ME FOR THE SUIT AND NUMBER, PLEASE!


  • postcards (only store-bought)
  • used postage stamps (I use them in my crafting)
  • ATCs/ Altered Envies
  • altered books (just a few pages is fine)
  • 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
  • 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
  • nice, decorated envelopes (nothing childish)
  • 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)
  • Scrabble tiles
  • children´s books by Dr. Seuss (I have The Cat in the Hat)
  • 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 (a huge thanks to sasasubine) - Hebrew (a huge thanks to KSENiA) - Czech (million thanks to marankovazena) - Norwegian (huge thanks to Sassa)


OGIMAQTpie rated for December Tea Swap on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Kiitos! Aivan ihania teetä, Paddington toi lämpimiä muistoja mieleen - äiti sanoi minua pienenä nimellä 'Kalhuhella Pälinkoton', koska en osannut sanoa nimeä oikein ja nöytin sadehattuineni ihan kuulemma Paddingtonilta :D En tiennyt että on Suomi100-teetä, ihan mahtava idea lähettää lahjaksi ulkosuimalaisille ystävilleni! Kiitos!
Response: Kiitos mukavista sanoistasi ja sydämestä :)! Paddington on yksi minunkin suosikeistani, mutta teetä en ole itse maistanut, kun en niin pidä mustasta teestä.
Johkup rated for WIYM: profile based pc on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Kiitos kivasta kortista :)
Response: Kiva, että tykkäsit :)! Kiitos sydämestä!
LadySunshine rated for November Birthday INTL on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Unfortunately I did mention in my profile that I dislike mint, so I couldn't really eat the chocolate mint balls you sent me. However I do appreciate the stamps, so thank you :) Happy birthday to you as well!
Response: Oh gosh, I´m truly sorry that I didn´t realize they were mint candies... I was just so excited to share the recipe with you... I´m so sorry and will be more careful next time. Thanks for not rating me down!
Comment: Thanks for a very cute witch in training!
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked it!
Pandd rated for AACG: Pick 4 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Very nice. Love your use of color and composition. Thank you for a great ATC. Pat💕💕
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked my card!
chelachela21 rated for October Tea Swap on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you soooooo much! I look forward to trying them.
Response: So happy to hear that they arrived safely :)! Thanks a lot for the heart and enjoy!
karry rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #23 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for this amazing card! I love the background and the witch.
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that!
ValerieM rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #21 on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: I love the creativity of the ATC, Thank you for a lovely piece of art. It is extra special- thank you for the most wonderful stamps. They are so cool.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked everything!
Peaches12 rated for Make a Moomin on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: I love this ATC!! I am so glad you were my partner. The stamps are great and you even used one on the envelope. Thank you for this wonderful ATC. It will definitely become one of my favorites:)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m so happy to hear that you liked it that much and the Moomin-stamps were issued just before this swap was up, so it was great to be able to use them.
Comment: Love being your partner ❤
Response: Glad to hear my card has arrived :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
Gwillisinc rated for Graphics 45 atc on May 31, 2017
Comment: I think graphic45 can't make a bad paper. your touches made it even more beautiful
Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m glad to hear that you liked it!
Woolers rated for AACG: Black and White ATC on May 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Pirjo-Liisa, hope all is well in Finland :) thank you for black and white ATC, it's beautiful xx
Response: Thanks, everything is fine here except the weather; it´s freezing cold :(! But I´m happy to hear that my ATC arrived and you liked it. Thanks a lot for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful PC of Beatrix Potter. I love it. :) Wish you all the best and happy swapping. Laura
Response: I´m so glad to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the nice rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the cute stickers you used
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart :)! Glad to hear that you liked it!
Comment: Awesome postcard! Thanks for it and providing the information about the book it comes from. That makes it easier to blog about. ;-)
Response: Thanks for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked it!
3trysandimout rated for Tea ATC - INTERNATIONAL on May 4, 2017
Comment: Great ATC. and thank you for the Moomin tea. We need a Moomin swap!!
Response: I´m so happy to hear that you´ve received, I was already getting worried :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
PaperPassion rated for MFF: Your Favorite 'B' Bird on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Great card thank you so much.
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart :)! I´m relieved to hear that it has arrived!
Comment: Herllo Pirjo-Liisa, Thank you for a wonderful bunch of postcards. I love all the women, and the cows and the sheep, and the woman with fan. And beside those suprises I found all those beautiful textile stamps. Thank you again and have a nice Eaterweekend. Johanna.
Response: I´m happy to hear that you liked everything :)! Thanks a lot for the kind words and the heart and Happy Easter to you too!
Comment: Thank you, I absolutely love the unicorn!
Response: So happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
sonja rated for TLE: Tea, Easter card & a surpise on Apr 10, 2017
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart!

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seasalt on Apr 8, 2017:

Thanks for the postcards for the postcard roulette - profile based swap. Those are beautiful and I love the vintage Fazer one (probably because I love Fazer chocolates :D) Thanks a lot :)

roosje on Mar 13, 2017:

Hi, I wanted to thank you for the great postcard you send to me, for the postcard roulette! Loved the text about the 'ploy' too!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 24, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

sassafrass on May 6, 2015:

Welcome to The Journal Keepers! I hope you will enjoy the group :)

ContraryHousewife on Dec 22, 2014:

Moosecastle on Dec 21, 2012:

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 23, 2011:

Welcome to District 13! So glad you've joined us...please stop by the forum and introduce yourself (to the others, obviously :D ) when you get the chance.


Spencerette on Jun 15, 2010:

Thanks for joining Twilighters United.

stringofviolets on May 3, 2010:


Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland Group!

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