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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of forty-nine with two children; a daughter (21) and a son (18). 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 only have "The Cat in the Hat" and "Oh, the Thinks you can Think"..

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 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

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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.
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 ;)!
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Comment: What a beautiful journal page you made! I just love it. Your images are so pretty and love the very vintage feel it has. And the color palette is my favorite. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words and the heart :)! I’m so happy I could make you happy with something you really like, that makes me so happy too!
donetta rated for Fill a Page Number Series Nine on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Such an elegant ATC...I confess that I like it much more than the beach-themed ATC I sent to you! I just love the monochromatic effect...I am smitten with the various gorgeous shades of brown, and you've used it beautifully. LOVE the corrugated paper...I confess that I bought some after seeing how you used it a few swaps ago!
Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and the heart :)! I´m so happy to know that every time I sent to you, I´m sure to have my art in a loving home. I can´t wait to see what you´ll come up with corrugated paper!
hibiscus rated for Fill a Page Number Series Seven on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Just an amazing atc... like reading a tiny short story... every element evoking a cherished memory... I am so proud to have this lovely card... thank you as well for th nice note I hope your holiday was relaxing and fun!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m so happy you could find the story hidden into my card! Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the tea and book pages! I can’t wait to try the tea and use the pages in crafting. My favorite part though is your mail art. I’m saving your envelope for sure.
Response: I´m so happy to hear that you liked everything :)! Thank you so much for your sweet rating and the heart!
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Eight on Jun 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely ATC. The image of the eight girls is is wonderful and The card is so nice composed and neatly done. Love the little sparkle on the card and the really cute envelope. I am happy to have this ATC.
Response: I´m so glad to hear that you like my creation and it has found a good home :)! Thank you so much for your kind rating and the heart!
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Comment: I LOVE this! And yes, the elephant is my favorite part ;+) Love that you have him holding the 'safari' banner. I don't know how I missed this collection. Thanks for a beautiful piece to add to my growing art journal!
Response: I´m so happy to hear that I made the right choice :)! Thank you so much for the lovely rating and the heart!
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Comment: Ty ❤
Response: Thanks for the rating!
myancey rated for ☆ TEA TIME #5 ☆ on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks pirjo! We love the cookie cutter the post it notes and the spongebob postcard. Can't wait to try tea!!!! Thank you!
Response: Glad to hear that my package finally arrived and you liked my sendings :)! Thanks a lot for the nice rating and the heart!
redheart rated for AAA - Frida Kahlo on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: Hello... thank you so much for the Frida ATC...she is lovely, even with the scar...LoL ♡♡♡♡
Response: I´m so happy to hear that you like her even with her little fault, LOL! Thank you so much for the nice rating and the heart!
BetsyG rated for Fill a Page Number Series Five on May 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart :)!
BetsyG rated for Fill a Page Number Series Six on May 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart :)!
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Comment: It’s lovely to see you in my mail box again. Thank you so much for the cute ATC. Also loved the glittery washi tape you put on the outside of the envelope.
Response: I´m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
Arabella rated for Fill a Page Number Series Four on May 12, 2019
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Comment: Love the "Happy Together" atc! Great choice of paperdolls - they all fit together beautifully! Nice touch with the metal gear! Thank you so much for another lovely addition to my Number Series collection!
Response: Thank you so much once again for your kind comment and the heart :)! Glad to hear that you liked my card!
jessnewson98 rated for Alice in Wonderland PC on May 6, 2019
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Comment: Guess what came in the mail today? Your beautiful postcard! Thank you so much for this stunning Alice in Wonderland PC, I absolutely adore it! The stamp you used is gorgeous! Gahh, honestly, it's definitely one of my favourite Alice postcards, thank you x a million for sending it to me! I hope you have the most marvellous day ^_^
Response: I´m so happy to hear that it arrived and you liked it that much :)! I have many cards from that series in my own collection, and I like them a lot too. Thanks a lot for the kind words and the heart!
BetsyG rated for Fill a Page Number Series Three on May 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc I received in the mail today. I love the 3 people and the vilntage look of the atc. Have a great day
Response: I´m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the nice rating and the heart!