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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: May 27, 2024
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of fifty-four with two children; a daughter (26)and a son (23). 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, Lucinda Riley and Cecilia Samartin are amongst my favourite authors too, just to name few. I´m not a fan of detective stories, but still like to read books by Agatha Christie, Alan Bradley and Jessica Fellowes, which have murders or other crimes, but no blood or violence and they have a sense of history and "good old times".

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. Fantasy-movies, romantic ones and historical films are my favourites too.

Favorite Crafts

Especially ATCs, tags, inkboxcards, zines and decorated envelopes are my favourites. I make also altered playing cards (APCs) 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.

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 other paper crafts is my hobby no.1 right now. I’m a bookcrosser. Reading is so much fun! I also try to exercise every now and then by cycling, nordic walking and kettlebell. I like baking. Trying new recipes is so much fun!

Themes I like/ collect

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/ 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

  • anything Frida Kahlo paper items (postcards, magazine/collage images, stamps, stamped images, brochures etc.)
  • 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)
  • images, ads, stickers or any other paper ephemera related to fantasy books
  • 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
  • washi-stickers and -tapes (no samples, please)
  • 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
  • wooden rulers
  • old keys

PLEASE! DON´T SEND any paper pieces, as I have plenty of them already (except Graphic45). THANKS!

Special wish

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

uiltje rated for AMA: Inkbox card - boat or ship on May 24, 2024
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Comment: Such a creative envelope. I am in love with the captain with his huge moustache. How did you know I collect my inkboxcards with a hole in the right corner, so I can put them in a metal ring? Also glad with the cat in the boat.
Response: I didn’t know ;), but I’m happy I made the right decision :D. So great to know that you liked everything. Thanks a lot for the heart!
dustbunny11 rated for Steampunk Gentleman on May 23, 2024
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Comment: Hello Pirjo-Liisa! I received your steampunk gentleman and I just LOVE him! I am always excited to get stamped art in my swaps, and the images you used are fantastic! I love all the added hardware gears and brads, too. So fun! Thanks again, and have a great summer!
Response: So happy to hear that you liked it that much :)! Thanks a lot for the lovely rating and the heart!
RiverTopanga rated for ETHP: ATC with TH die on May 15, 2024
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Comment: What a delightful ATC! The yellow is definitely spring-like ... I love the flower aspect too. Great job. Very creative! Thank you for taking the time to make such a wonderful atc! Many extra ❤️💙💚🧡💛
Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart(s) :)! I’m happy to make you happy and love working with TH-stuff.
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Comment: I would give more hearts if I could. What a wonderful Tag. I love the layers. I can tell some thought went into making this. Love it.
Response: Oh, thank you so much for your sweet words and the heart, which is totally enough. Rating like this is the best prize and making you happy :)! It’s so easy to work with TH-stuff and it gives always so much joy and pleasure as you can see ;)!
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Comment: Thank you for this amazing Tim Holtz tag. I especially loved the texture with the crackle paste and the sewing and the dangle! Thank you for the swap!
Response: You’re very welcome :)! It was fun making it and happy to hear that you liked it. Until the next time ;)!
Nehalennia rated for Tim Holtz supplies swap on May 1, 2024
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Comment: Wow, Pirjo-Liisa, you really amazed me with your fabulous and generous swap. I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single piece you sent me. In fact the most pieces are new to my collection. I only have few metal items, but those you sent are new to me. Also I don't have any of the ribbons and silk papers. You really made my day with your mail. Thank you sooooo much <3
Response: You’re very welcome :)! I’m happy to hear that I managed to choose something you didn’t have. Thanks a lot for the kind words and the heart!
FLWAVE rated for Faux ID-card on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: This was a great idea for a swap. Your ID card is fabulous! I also wish there were more participation in the group. It seems like swap-bot is less active overall.
Response: Thanks for your kind words and the heart :)! And thanks for being active and joining my swaps.
kaijapapu rated for EU Profile-Based Happy Mail #3 on Apr 5, 2024
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Comment: No morjesta mikä paketti!!! Mä hetken mietin oonko tilannu jotain torista ku en voinu käsittää että swappi voi olla näin massiivinen! Mä en missään tapauksessa oo pettyny Suomi vaihtoihin, must tuntuu että parhaat tulee just kotimaasta 🥰 Kiitos tosi paljon näistä kaikista, mä oon ihan sanaton ❤️
Response: No kiva kuulla :)! Kiitos myös sydämestä!
123Poggy123 rated for Winged person ATC on Mar 29, 2024
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Comment: I adore this ATC. I love all the different elements & layers. Even the envelope is graet.
Response: Thanks a lot for your lovely comment and the heart :)! Happy to hear that you liked everything!
ChrisD rated for VC: Winter Bird Themed Inkbox Card on Feb 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable bird card. I absolutely love it! I appreciate the teas as well.
Response: Happy to hear that it arrived :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun house tag. Was glad to see our snow gone in a few days. We had a foot of snow in one day. Our east coast got 3 feet in just over a day, crazy!
Response: You’re welcome :)! Thanks for the heart!
JaneInSD rated for AMA: Inkbox card - snowflake on Jan 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ink box card. I love everything about it!! :-) I will check you out in Instagram. I'm on there too - @janeinsd I hope your new year is going well so far. :-)
Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart :)! Happy to hear that you liked it and it arrived safely. January has been freezing cold here, otherwise it’s been quite good. See you on Instagram perhaps!
tigermousecat rated for RF: Autumn Owl Small Rolo on Nov 28, 2023
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Comment: Lovely little rolo! Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks a lot for the heart!
Poeprincess rated for MFF: Nighttime Owl Ink Box Card on Nov 28, 2023
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Comment: What a gorgeous owl! I love your elements & how you applied the embossing to set him off! Thank you! Happy Holidays to you & your loved ones.
Response: Thanks a lot for the lovely rating and the heart :)! It was fun making it! Happy Holidays to you too!
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Comment: So happy to have you as my partner <3 An amazing piece of fabulous art, as always. You always make me happy with your mail. Thank you!
Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart! So pleased to know my art gets a good home :)!
LauraM540 rated for "Tim Holtz paper doll Harvest Tag" on Oct 28, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing tag!! Hope you are staying warm!!
Response: You’re welcome :)! Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart! Yes, luckily we have a lot of firewood ;)!
marymary914 rated for Halloween Tag on Oct 15, 2023
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Comment: I love this tag! The purple and black is awesome! Thanks so much!
Response: That’s great to hear :)! It was fun making it! Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for RF: Memories on Oct 3, 2023
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Comment: Hi Pirjo-Liisa and thank you so much for this wonderful memories Rolo card. I love everything about it - the vintage photos, the road map in the background, the buttons and the butterfly - all the elements just work perfectly together. Thanks so much for this special swap. I hope you and your daughter were finally able to get to pick mushrooms!!
Response: Thanks a lot for your overwhelming words and the heart :)! So happy to make you happy and crafting with TH-goodies is so easy and fun!
pollyfj rated for RF: Back to School Small Rolo on Sep 18, 2023
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Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart :)!
luvbird rated for Doll House Tag #7 on Aug 4, 2023
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Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the great dollhouse tag. I love it! I agree with you that this #7 tag was difficult for me too! I also did not have a TH paper doll that would work either! But I must say you did a great job putting this together and I really love what you did! So cute! Thank you so very much for such a great swap! I can’t wait to put it on my ring of other dollhouse tags!
Response: Oh, I’m so happy to hear all this :)! Thank you so much for your sweet words, they mean a lot for me and the heart!

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Comments

user6937 on Feb 9, 2023:

Pirjo-Liisa, your ATCs have arrived as part of our exchange on Instagram. I'm glad you liked the pc's I sent for your ABC-book project and I love the ATCs you've sent in return! Will comment there, too.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:

hny

Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

phillaine on Apr 6, 2021:


for the thoughtful surprise happy mail! ♥ Your envelope is gorgeous mail art and will be going up in my studio. It was so thoughtful of you to send my favorite, poppies, and so many fun designs on the playing cards. This was a delightful and unexpected treat. I appreciate you and your kindness and wish you all the best. ♥

susieq11 on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you very much for so many awesome postcards for Make A Wish January! I love them! The shar-pei! Deer! Huskies! Collies! They are amazing and I’m super grateful!!! : ) Pretty envelope and stamps too - such nice happy mail!

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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