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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: January 24, 2021
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of fifty-one with two children; a daughter (22) and a son (20). 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 decorated envelopes are my favourites. I make also altered playing cards (APCs), tags and journal pages. Recently I´ve found rolos and love to alter them. My rolocard size is 4" x 2,5/8". 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, Greece twice (Rhodes and Crete) and Great-Britain.

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. I like baking. 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 and all other insects/ pin up-girls/ classic film-stars like Marilyn Monroe/ Spain/ Spanish language/ Mexican loteria-cards/ Frida Kahlo/ 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, the older the better (I use them in my crafting)
  • vintage bus tickets and other vintage ephemera
  • 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)
  • 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 vintage images, numbers 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 flat stickers, also washi-stickers
  • teacher-reward stickers in English (not puffy)
  • dresden scraps in any colour
  • 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)
  • 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
  • vintage lace
  • children´s books by Dr. Seuss (I have The Cat in the Hat and Oh, the Thinks you can Think, Green Eggs and Ham)
  • Easter egg surprise-figures (not the ones with loose parts)to use in my math projects
  • washi-tape
  • planner-goodies
  • 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

Satorii rated for ESO: Pass it on! swap on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for alll the incredible bits!! It arrived suprisingly quickly despite all of the border closure business. I hope you have a great new year :)
Response: Oh, well now that WAS really fast, I´m so surprised too! But that´s a positive thing for sure and I´m so happy to know that and hear that you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and the heart and have a great year 2021!
Sjwalkeruk rated for EU Christmas gift :) on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. Looking forward to Christmas when I can open it. Have a lovely festive break 😊
Response: Happy to hear that it arrived this fast! Thanks for the rating!
user6937 rated for MAS - Women Series 2 on Dec 11, 2020
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Comment: As always, beautifully done, thank you (your envelope was also very nice) - have a wonderful Christmas! See you next year :)
Response: Thank you for your sweet words and the heart :)! Happy to hear it arrived safely! Merry Christmas to you too!
efjellro rated for Tea advent calendar 2020 on Dec 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I received them today :) Will update my rating when I have opened them :) // ADDED: Thank you so much for the nice selection of teas <3 Many of my favourites from Nordqvist and some new I haven't tried before :) I hope your Christmas was good, and I wish you all the best for 2021!
Response: Glad to hear that they finally arrived! Thanks for the rating! Update: Thanks a lot for the update and the heart :)! I’m happy you liked the teas and got to taste some new ones! My Christmas went very well! Wishing you all the best for 2021!
dorcii rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #6 on Nov 25, 2020
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Comment: You made me excited for Christmas, although I'm not a huge fan of Christmas! :D I'm very excited about the gifts, I can't wait to open them!!! *.*
Response: Thank you, I’m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart and I hope you’ll like everything!
Poeprincess rated for MFF: 'Blue' Bird Tag on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Such a beautiful tag! Thank you for creating it for me in a dark & rainy Finland! Our sun sets earlier each day until December 21, then we start to gain a little more light each day. Winter well!
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating and the heart :)! Happy to hear that you liked my creation!
tigermousecat rated for RF: Winter Themed Small Rolo on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely winter rolo! Love to see snow in images but not here,lol!
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked it!
dorcii rated for Tea advent calendar 2020 on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Kiitos for the teas and the very nice packaging. I'm very excited to open them in December! *.*
Response: Glad to hear that ! Thanks a lot for the heart :)!
Icrum rated for Tea advent calendar 2020 on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the teas, can't wait to try them :D
Response: So happy to hear that they arrived in time! Thanks for the heart :)!
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Comment: So beautiful.Perfect !Needless to say I love what you sent,thanks so much.
Response: I’m so happy to hear that my page arrived and you liked it! Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart :)!
wolfeagle rated for MAS - Women Series 1 on Nov 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Frida ATC. Love your envelope as well.
Response: So happy to hear that! Thanks a lot for the heart!
Itti rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I look forward to opening it!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Happy to hear that my package arrived!
dorcii rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 2, 2020
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Comment: Kiitos for the super cutely wrapped items! :) I'm already very excited to open them! :)
Response: I´m so happy to hear that they arrived safely :)! Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart!
Risna rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #5 on Oct 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazingly decorated envelope! And I love how you decorated the single presents too! It'll be hard not to open them until the time finally arrives... Can't wait to find out what's inside. Take care! UPDATE: I just opened day 19 and found the Moomin towel. I'm in love with it. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Response: Thank you for your sweet words and the heart :)! I’m happy to hear that my package arrived so fast and you liked it! I hope you’ll like what’s inside too! Update: So glad to hear that the Moomin-towel was a right choice! Thanks for the update!
mammaNilangi rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #2 on Oct 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to open my gifts on December and love them already.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that my package arrived safely and you like my little gifts!
Itti rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #1 on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: They look great! I'm excited to open them! Update: lovely gifts, thank you! The gecko keyring was very cute and I loved the cute post its and *all* the tea which is rare for me - you really read my profile. Thank you!
Response: So happy to hear that! Thanks a lot for the heart! Update: Thanks a lot for the update! It´s nice to hear what you thought about my gifts and I´m so happy about your kind words!
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Comment: Kiitos for the teas you sent to me - I already liked Nordovist, but when I opened the plastic bag, I fell in love in the smell <3
Response: Glad to hear that :)! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: It's hard to believe that this is your first altered rolo! Not only did you do everything "right", but you made an absolute beauty for me! Thank you so much for always being the best imaginable swap partner.
Response: Well, first of all I have to say that it’s amazing how fast this reached you!!! I mailed on the 15th and after having had to worry about the mail taking months to arrive this spring/summer, this really is a miracle! But I’m happy about that and want to thank you again for your kind and engouraging words :)! You are always so sweet and love to be your partner. Thank you also for the heart and hugs!
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Comment: Beautiful tag going directly in my journal.Thank you so much.Can't say I like beetles but love your tag.
Response: So happy and relieved to hear that it has arrived and you liked it :)! Thank you so much for the kind rating and the heart!
luvbird rated for VJP: Summer Garden 4x4 Journal Page on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Hi there! This is such a darling journal page... I just love it! Lots of great layers and details! I love the bird house and cute bird. Thank you so very much and for the pretty butterfly napkin.
Response: I’m so happy and relieved to hear that it finally arrived and you liked it :)! Thank you so much for your sweet rating and the heart!

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Comments

anicka22 on Jan 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the amazing wish for make a wish: the envie is so beautiful, I will treasure it! And the content is sooo lovely. Thank you very, very much!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Gwillisinc on Nov 22, 2020:

Hope you had a lovely Birthday!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

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