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Pikkis

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

IĀ“m a woman at the age of forty-nine with two children; a daughter (20) 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 donĀ“t tolerate any kind of flaking! If you donĀ“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 IĀ“m especially in the search of Morganville Vampires-books by Rachel Caine. I already have books 1-5 and 7-11!

ChildrenĀ“s litterature is my passion. I collect childrenĀ“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 IĀ“m easy to please.

IĀ“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. IĀ“ve made some decos too and one altered book. They look great, but are really a lot of work and at the moment I donĀ“t seem to have the time for them. Button fairies are cool too.

Rubber stamping, collage and mixed media are my favourite techniques. I canĀ“t draw at all, so donĀ“t expect anything drawn from me! I ALSO DONĀ“T LIKE TO RECEIVE DRAWN THINGS, IĀ“M SORRY. IĀ“m usually very easy to please and IĀ“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 youĀ“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 havenĀ“t done that very much yet. I hope someday IĀ“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. IĀ“ve visited Spain once and I fell in love with that country. Now IĀ“m learning Spanish :)! Other countries IĀ“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 IƂĀ“m a postcrosser/ bookcrosser. Reading is so much fun! If youƂĀ“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 IĀ“ve become interested in baking. IĀ“ve always baked, but nowadays IĀ“m almost addicted to it. Trying new recipes is so much fun! IĀ“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: - childrenĀ“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/ childrenĀ“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 StamperĀ“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, IĀ“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, IĀ“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
  • childrenĀ“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! DONĀ“T SEND any paper pieces, as I have plenty of them already (except Graphic45). THANKS!

Special wish

As IĀ“ve already mentioned before, I collect Moomin-books in different languages. HereĀ“s a list of the languages I already have. So if you have one not mentioned on the list, IĀ“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: It's fabulous! I love the cluster and the paper used as background. Thank you.
Response: IĀ“m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for your sweet comment and the heart!
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Comment: Love the images you chose! Yes, I admit I am a slightly crazy cat lady short a few cats! Thanks for checking my profile, it is appreciated.
Response: IĀ“m happy to hear that my page found you safely and you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart!
Arabella rated for VJP: Vintage Photo with a Quote on Dec 27, 2018
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Comment: I love this journal page!! You do such amazing work!! Lots of vintage details and ephemera and great vintage photo! Thank you so much!
Response: IĀ“m so happy to hear that you liked it that much :)! Thank you for your kind words and the heart! All the best for the New Year 2019!
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Comment: Lovely! Thanks for such a pretty card and yes, I did notice the roses in the background!
Response: Glad to hear that it arrived this fast and you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
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Comment: I just love the journal page you made. It is beautiful. I especially like that you used a Bible verse on it. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas.
Response: IĀ“m so happy to hear that you liked it that much :)! It was so easy to make something you like as you had a wish for Bible verses on your profile. Thank you for the kind words and the heart and a blessed Christmas to you too!
Lexidh rated for My Christmas Kitchen on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely package =) Merry Christmas!
Response: IĀ“m so happy it arrived in time and you liked everything :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
MarianPater rated for APCs Only! Marilyn on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: I just got your APC!!!! Thank you so much for it. It is beautiful. I love it so much. Also thanks for the extras. Best wishes back to you, Marian
Response: IĀ“m so relieved to hear that it arrived :)! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for this beautifully wrapped surprise, I am going to open it in December. The stamps you used are very pretty, too.
Response: IĀ“m so happy to hear that it arrived safe and sound :)! I hope itĀ“s worth the heart, thanks a lot for it!
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Comment: Thanks for your swap! :-) Will maybe give a heart after Christmas when I opened it. And sorry for my late rating.
Response: Glad to hear that it arrived. Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: I found it! It was in with my rated swap and I thought I had already rated you for this beautiful ATC! Your work is always a pleasure to receive. Thank you so much for joining the swap and for creating something so special.
Response: IĀ“m so relieved to hear that it hasnĀ“t got lost :)! Thanks a lot for your sweet words and the heart!
sharmison33 rated for AFAWL - Vintage Halloween ATC on Oct 6, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC I love it! Also, thanks so much for the mini zine. I've never gotten on of those before. I'm looking it over really well because I'd love to make one!!
Response: IĀ“m happy to hear that you liked my ATC, and thanks a lot for the heart :)! I donĀ“t remember sending any mini zines though, so are you sure you got it from me...?
galadkria rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Wow, just wow Thank you so much
Response: Thank YOU :)!
bbsporty rated for AACG: Summer Pin-up ATC on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable pin-up atc! I love it!
Response: Great to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
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Comment: Oh my gosh, I LOVE everything, down to your envelope decorations and the stamps! The field guide pages are especially gorgeous! I can't wait to make something cool with these (once I can bear to start cutting). Thank you so much!
Response: IĀ“m so happy to know that my sending arrived this fast though I sent it by economy mail! And thank you so much for your sweet words and the heart, IĀ“m so happy I managed to send something you like and really can use. And it was fun creating the envelope :)!
RAINDARGON rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #28 on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your great atc and post stamps.
Response: Glad to hear that you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart!
0lga0lga rated for Magazine cutouts on Jul 27, 2018
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Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart :)!
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, itĀ“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: IĀ“m glad to hear that it finally arrived and you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!