Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 2:16 am


Date Joined: August 16, 2012
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: February 2, 1961
Country: Australia
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About Me

Hi, My name is Ros/Roslyn.
I live in Sydney Australia

I am married and the mother of 3 children. I love making ATCs and I also am addicted to patchwork. I mean I love material and I love designing just don't get as many quilts completed as I wish I could due to my sight restrictions.

I also belong to a wonderful Aussie/NZ online quilt group.

My twins turned 25 in November and my eldest son is 29 and he got married in April 2013. And lives not too far away. He and his wife are expecting their first baby in September. My only daughter was married in February 2015 and they both Lived with us for 3 years but have now moved into there brand new home in Nov 2015 . They a beautiful daughter (3/7/2016). Our very first grandchild. She is just gorgeous šŸ˜€šŸ˜€ My youngest (son) works in IT and lives with us.

We also have 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels whom I love. A tri colour girl called Brea (Tri-Colour) she is 4 a really very cuddly girl and a new ruby girl called Pippa, she is a real snuggler and is a little devil as well.

I haven't worked for a very long time, since I was 26 years old, after an eye operation went wrong, but I try very hard to keep occupied with my crafting.

I recently had my left eye removed so still getting used to this (I have a prosthetic one and I believe it looks pretty good). I will always do my very best work - slow but I get it done on time.

Update 26 July 2014

After many operations and problems with my eye over the past couple of years. I am very much hoping the last surgery will have fixed everything.

My hubby and I went on a fantastic trip to Europe in 2014. Now I have the travel bug lol.

I will always rate as soon as I receive. I Pledge to Rate

Favorite Crafts

ATC's- fabric and paper. šŸ’œ

Patchwork, šŸ’™

Folk art

Favorite Television

Greys Anatomy. - bawl my eyes out every time,

Mastechef- Australian and English

Project Runway,

Dr Who

A Place To Call Home

and others

Favorite Music


Phil Collins,

John Farnham,

The Bee Gees,

Ed Sheerhan

Favorite Movies

The Bucket List,
The Notebook,
Steel Magnolias,
Priscilla Queen of the Desert,
Red Dog The Lord of The Rings movies The Green Mile


I am not really an orange or yellow person - but don't mind them in roses šŸŒ¹ I am not into kiddy things anymore or anime. Also not big on Halloween (we really don't do it here). No skulls, gore etc. Dislike musk, vanilla and strawberry scents . I'm allergic to peanuts so no thank you I also haven't been able to drink coffee since I was pregnant many years ago

Tea is not allowed to be imported into Australia so please do not send any if you live internationally.

Flakers - please if you are having a problem let me know I promise I wont bite....


I have discovered the addiction of ATCs and been in a quite a few swaps now and just love them. I also enjoying making Zentangles
So anything to do with them gladly received.

I also love patchwork. Love all things like needles (self threading), threads (cotton for sewing macine) and anything to do with this.

Dresden trim is so hard to get in Australia so if you have any spare, I would be thrilled to take it off your hands šŸ˜€

I love anything with a bit of glitter. well just love anything with a sparkle :-).

I am particularly fond of anything vintage. - charms, pretty buttons, Lace, Ribbons.

I am into shabby chic and Victoriana.

My dogs are my joy and keep me company so love all things Cavalier King Charles.

My favourite artist is Thomas Kinkade. Such beauty that he painted

Cling Stamps, paper punches etc and Tim Holtz things are always special.

Favourite paper collection would be Graphic 45.

Also love Christmas. Angels especially .

Favourite material collections are soft pastels, and florals, but I love bright hand dyes as well

I like to think I am fairly easy to please :-) My favourite flowers are pretty much all the spring ones anything scented. Love Rose and Orchids.

I'm a chocoholic lol, especially the dark kind though most chocolates are welcome. Including hot chocolate. If you are in Australia my favourite tea is Earl Grey.

Favorite Books

I love mainly historical romance and all the Elm Creek books.

Also love fantasy fiction like Harry Potter, and the Erragon series.

Because I can't see very good now, I listen to audio books.


I do not like flakers

I will always do my swaps. If you do not receive yours PLEASE contact me first before giving me a bad rating. The post can be wonderful at times but then again it can also be shocking. I will re-send if needs be.

Not Rated

MailZombie Vintage themed atc with a quote

heritagedecouleurs "D" ATC

xomama September Birthstone Fat Quarter


Response: Thank you for the rating
BeeMGee rated for AACG: Pick 4 on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous card. Thanks Ros.
Response: Thank you so much Somehow I missed seeing you had rated me. What a fun swap hope you found them all šŸ˜
thebragal rated for IS: ATC Product Series. #1 ribbon on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I appreciate that you joined my swap!
luvbird rated for MFF: Bird and Button ATC on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Hi Ros! Thank you for the darling bird and button atc...really cute! Thank you also for the great extras. Great swap.
Response: Thank you very much for you kind words. Iā€™m thrilled you liked the atc and I hope you have fun with the extras. Thank you as well for the lovely rating ā¤ļø
tigermousecat rated for MFF- Vintage Birdcage on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a lovely bird and cage! Thanks for the extras!
Response: Very glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Vintage Fairy Tale ATC on Sep 3, 2017
Comment: Ros, this is beautiful! I'm crazy for this image and all the sweet embellishments--the lace seems like bridal lace for our tiny girl. I chose Thumbelina, too! Really beautiful, Ros. It's so great to swap together again!
Response: Thank you very much Kristy - great minds think a like lol. I did enjoy putting this together. I always love to swap with you. ā¤ļøā¤ļø
hibiscus rated for AACG: Vintage Collage ATC on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: You truly deserve hearts for this lovely collage ... great image and I am in love with the pearl rosettes... just a great atc... the extras are just what I can use... thank you so much for this swap!
Response: Thank you so much. Always wonderful to get such lovely feedback ā¤ļø
LizzyJo rated for IS: Zentangle tile on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the colorful Zentangle tile. You did a good job. Thanks for the red envie and angel, too.
Response: Thank you so much. I do hope you liked it. Thank you for the great rating
anjen rated for Beautiful Geisha atc swap on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card and great extras - thanks! :)
Response: Thank you very much
Zindelo rated for AS: Currently I'm.. on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Yo, thanks for sharing! I'm with you, tea is best!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating
sakura15 rated for AS: Currently I'm.. on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: I want chocolate too now :P Thanks for sharing with me :)
Response: Thank you
mellyrose89 rated for AS: Currently I'm.. on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating
PrairieKittin rated for Flower Zentangles on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Very pretty!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you and your kind rating
Comment: /really beautiful ,one of my very favorites. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so very happy you like her. Thank you for your kind words and the rating
Mustluvdoggies rated for VC: Fairy ATC with an Inchie on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATC!! The tiny bird and corner piece are so darling! What did you use around the edges? It's so pretty! Thank you for the wonderful extras!
Response: Thank you very much. I think that I used clear embossing powder over the edges. But I'm not 100% sure as I didn't write down what I did - I really must do that, as sometimes I would like to do it again lol. Thank you again for the lovely rating
donetta rated for GAA: Mixed Media ATC on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Ros, my dear friend, this beautiful ATC has all the trademarks that make your artwork so special: elegance and grace. It is obvious that you spend quality time on your creations, and you have an eye for knowing how much is just enough. It's gorgeous. And the extras you sent...oh MY! My creative mind is spinning...you will see this on future projects!
Response: Thank you very much Donetta. I really loved putting this one together. I had the napkin and knew I wanted it for the background and it just grew from there. Thrilled you liked your extras as well. šŸ’–šŸ’–
Woolers rated for GAA: Spring Fairy ATC on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Ros, thank you so much for the beautiful ATC :) and thank you too for the thoughtful extras (someone was reading my profile :) lol) xx
Response: I'm so very happy you liked her. I always try to check out people's profile. I feel I get to know you better that way
sakura15 rated for AS Group: Washi samplers on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the washi, I don't have any like these :D Enjoy your time in Wanganui! It might be quite cold haha so wrap up warm.
donetta rated for MFF: Bird with a Crown ATC on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Ros darling, I wish I could give you one hundred hearts...this amazing ATC deserves every one of those, and more. I can see how much detail you added...how much time you spent...you are quite simply an amazing artist!
Response: Thank you my dear friend. You are the sweetest swap partner.
shannonlinde rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 23, 2017
Comment: Pippa and Brea are so pretty! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Response: Thank you so very much. I'm so sorry to hear that your dog is still not doing well. All the very best

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sakura15 on Aug 1, 2017:


I just wanted to pop by and say thank you for being part of my group Australasian Swappers!

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neca84 on Feb 17, 2017:


JenniferB on Nov 30, 2016:

JenniferB on Oct 19, 2016:

Hi there Ros...thank you so much for joining my PL swap, I'm so pleased. šŸ˜Š Hugs, Jen

kdeorne1 on Sep 21, 2016:

APDG ~ Hobbit Day

It was not until I was in college that I decided to read the Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit. I watched the movies while reading the trilogy. I did enjoy reading the books more than I thought and still trying to read other books Tolkien wrote.

SuZignomeMoM on Sep 20, 2016:

APDG ~ Hobbit Day

In 1971 I discovered The Hobbit shortly after I finished Watership Down. (My sister had recommended both books.) I will forever link the two in my mind even though Watership was written in 1970 and The Hobbit was an old book dating from 1937.

In 1977 Rankin/Bass produced an animated Hobbit for TV. The characters look nothing like the live action characters of the 2012-2014 films. The only thing they seem to have in common is all that hair.

I still have this 2 page layout I found in TV guide safely tucked it in my copy of The Hobbit.

Peter Jackson's films are lavish and sprawling with characters that have depth beyond the book at times. (I just wish he hadn't had to make 3 movies out of it when 2 would have worked.)

I managed to read all of Tolkien's books at least once. And I have seen all of the movies at least once. But what I think I loved the most about them all was the Shire architecture. I want a house in the hillside.

Wishing you


On the strength of Hobbits:

Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.

Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil

APDG ~ Hobbit Day Aprilenlightened

paperfilia on Aug 25, 2016:

Hi Ros! Thanks so much for the cool prize packet for July Butterfly Bingo. I will definitely use the things you picked out for me. Thank you again for hosting. I really enjoyed the Aussie butterflies! Kiss your sweet grandbaby!

paperfilia on Jul 25, 2016:

Hi! Here is a Butterfly profile deco as a thank you for hosting July's Butterfly Bingo. 3270.gif

The Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) of North America and Central America is black with iridescent blue hind wings.

Pipevine Swallowtail with Wings Closed


Pipevine Swallowtail with Wings Open pipevine_swallowtail-400-300.jpg/

Pair of Pipevine Swallowtails 436e05151af64395f9a4e615be14d84d.jpg

They are found in many different habitats, but most commonly in forests. The black or red caterpillars feed on pipevine (Aristolochia) species, making them poisonous as both larvae and adults, while the adults feed on the nectar of a variety of flowers.

JenniferWatsonMcDonald on Jun 27, 2016:

BLG ~ Butterfly profile deco įƒš JUNE

Trying this again! I sent from my phone the first time and the photos were huge! :(

I chose the butterfly, Papilio phorcas, also called Green Banded Swallowtail because green butterflies are my most favorite! It is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8 ā€“ 9 cm. Papilio phorcas is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with broad, green bands and areas. Hind wings have tails.

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