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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: July 22, 2018
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of forty-eight with two children; a daughter (20) and a son (17). 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 an art journal based on stamping, collage and mixed media techniques. The theme of my journal is "Quotes". It would be nice to have a page you made for my journal too! The page size of my journal is around 7 x 5 inches. And 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.

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/ 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): 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 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

bbsporty rated for APCO: Vintage APC on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful card!!! I love the image you used and the feather adds just the right touch!
Response: Glad to hear that you liked it. Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart :)!
donetta rated for AACG: Lace & Pearls ATC on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: This is such a beautiful ATC...one of my all-time favorites. Thank you for always sending the very nicest artwork, Pirjo-Liisa; I appreciate every moment you spent making this beauty. Thank you also for the wonderful book and music pages...I can never have enough!
Response: Oh, you are always being so kind to me :)! Thank you for your sweet words and the heart, it´s always a pleasure to make something for you.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and note! Moomins are always welcome here! :-)
Response: Glad to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
luvbird rated for VC: Vintage Blue Collage ATC on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely blue collage ATC..really love it!
Response: I´m glad to hear that it finally arrived and you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Pirjo-Llisa! Thank you for my wonderful Cat in the Hat APC all the way from Finland! I love the card you selected and your images and background - such a fun theme and a fun APC! Cheers, Laurie
Response: Glad to hear that you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the nice rating and the heart!
nancybarlow rated for MFF: My Favorite Spring Bird on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Robin ATC! The robin is also my favorite bird, although I think the European Robin is a different bird than the North American one. No matter, they are splendid birds and your card is just perfectly put together. Many thanks!
Response: I´m happy to hear that you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the nice words and the heart! And yes, you´re right; my card has the European robin, and I must say I like it better than the American one, LOL!
donetta rated for Bird-themed Napkins-swap on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Well, the napkin selection (although not a surprise) is wonderful...thank you so much for sending such a great variety! The more I use napkins in my artwork, the more I want to...I had no idea that they could add so much depth and interest to my projects. I always love receiving swap envelopes from you...I think Finland may have the prettiest postage stamps of any country in the world!
Response: Thank you once again for your sweet words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you have found napkins in your art, which is spectacular ! And I have to agree about Finnish stamps, they are beautiful ;)! Thanks and hope to "see" you soon again!
Mustluvdoggies rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #26 on May 27, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful ATC!!! Love the background paper and those roses take it over the top! I love the wording "heel and toe" reminds me of when I took dance lessons! Ok thank you for the beautiful swap, I love it!
Response: I´m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart!
user6937 rated for APCs Only - Favourite Characters #2 on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Graphic 45 paper is my favourite, so I don't mind if you ALWAYS use it! Another fun, wonderful APC from you, thanks very much. Hope to see you in my mailbox again :)
Response: Thanks, I´m happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the nice words and the heart!
ZuzieCullen rated for ATC Vintage Hollywood on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Audrey Hepburn ATC! I love it so much! The heart goes for you to thank that you took some time to read my profile! Hugs from Hungary
Response: I´m so happy to hear that it arrived safely and you liked it :)! Thank you for the nice words and the heart!
Mustluvdoggies rated for MFF: Birds and Sewing on May 5, 2018
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Comment: This ATC is perfect! It's exactly what I had in mind when making the swap! I love that you used owls! It's so beautifully put together, so many great layers! I love that you sewed on it. That tab with the button and sewing is perfect! Of course I don't mind getting another one from you, they're amazing!
Response: Thanks once again for your sweet rating and the heart :)! I`m so happy to know my card gets a home where it´s cherished, LOL! And just wait, there´s another one coming ...
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Comment: Hello. Your card arrived today. Yes, I know Mr. Slughorn is Slytherin! Thank you for your card. :)
Response: Glad to hear that it arrived :)! Thanks for the rating! Funny thing is I received just the same card from this swap...
hibiscus rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #25 on Apr 9, 2018
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Comment: so many elements on this atc and they fit together so beautifully..... well named...it was an age of innocence ..I especially liked the image and the string element...thank you so much...lovely work
Response: Thank you for your sweet rating and the heart :)! I love making cards for these 3 Elements-swaps and I´m so happy to hear my creations find a good and caring home ;)!
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Comment: I love this APC, Pirjo-Liisa! So much detail - the teacups, the clock, the sentiment and that darling rabbit! Thank you for joining my swap and for sending me such a nice APC. Hope to see you in the next one :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked the card even though it was a bit Halloweenish ;)! I´m looking forward to the other parts!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling PC! Hugs, Diane
Response: I´m happy to hear it finally reached you :)! I was already getting worried... Thanks a lot for the heart!
user6937 rated for APCs: My Wish on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: Very pretty; I like it very much. Thanks also for the map pc!
Response: I´m glad to hear that, thanks a lot for the heart :)!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap. You really spoiled me with several postcards, even a favorite, and Stamps! Love it, love it, love it, thank you very much
Response: I´m so happy for this happy rating :)! Thanks a lot for the nice words and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you, I love the card and the stamp with the swans. I started reading Harry Potter when the third book came out. I started with the first one and quickly caught up.
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart :)!
Keruka rated for ISS: Mail Art #1 - Birds on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't believe you got me a beatrix potter stamp! I didn't even know they made those.I loved everything. Thanks so much :)
Response: I´m happy to hear that my envelope got there safely and glad to hear you liked the stamp :)! Thanks a lot for the nice words and the heart!
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Comment: Hi Pirjo-Liisa, thank you for the lovely PC "Aunt Brown's Birthday". I really love the illustration and the pretty postage stamps.peace love light
Response: Glad to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

CurlyTea on Nov 20, 2017:

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.

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