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ShadowAkiyah

ShadowAkiyah
Date Joined: September 2, 2010
Last Online: May 21, 2015
Birthday: September 14
Country: United Kingdom
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Update - May 16 2015:

I am currently getting in touch with swappers to resolve my ratings and complete swaps. I am happy to answer questions as to why I have been gone since 2012 if you want to message me but will not be posting my reasons publicly (my reasons will also be explained to those I owe swaps to privately.)


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I pledge to other Swap-bot members to:

  • Rate for every swap I'm in.
  • Rate as soon as I can get online.
  • Rate fairly and kindly.
  • Contact my partners before giving a low rating to give them an opportunity to resolve the situation.
  • Leave a message with all ratings, even if it's just a simple thank you.

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Tags/RAKs/Trades - To Receive


On Posting/Sending

  • I mark as sent when I have physically posted the item - either in a post box (mostly letters/postcards) or at the post office. I do not know when these are collected from or when mail is processed, so if the postdate is not the same as the sent date, it doesn't mean I didn't post items when I marked as sent.

  • I live in the UK, so if you're in the US or countries where mail delivery is generally slow (for example it recently took a package I sent to Turkey 15 days to arrive) please give enough time for it to arrive before you start to worry/think I've flaked. If something does not arrive within a reasonable timeframe, it's likely been lost in the post (which I hate) please contact me to resolve. I'm very approachable.


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Me & the Fam

I'm a thirty-something mum of four (2 girls, 2 boys). I also have a DH, two black cats called XBox and Chaser and a golden labrador called Sadie.

I love all sorts of stuff, including sending and receiving snail mail, postcards, mail art, cross stitching, stationery, journalling, card making, arts and crafts in general, reading, listening to music, blogging and much, much more. There's an extensive 'like' list further down :o)

I'm a bit crazy sometimes and often do things on a whim, and I'm a sucker for impulse purchases and decisions, but I've lived most of my life on impulse and it hasn't done me wrong so far :o)

My nickname is Bert. Or Es. Depending.

Ryan, my DH, is a major Star Wars fan. And Star Trek come to think of it. He also loves his XBox 360, and is especially into Forza 3 at the moment, although he has recently spent hours on DragonAge Origins and everything that comes with it. Not that I'm complaining, cause I'm not - it's nice that he has something to do while I busy myself away!

CJ is my eldest daughter. She's 10 and a 'real' girl: she loves flowers, butterflies, temporary tattoos, tracing, drawing, colouring in, art, postcards, and all sorts of buttons and beads and stickers. She collects pretty much anything and is a major hoarder, and never wants to throw things away, even if they're broken. She loves the colour orange and has a major obsession with Doctor Who and the Sarah Jane Adventures.

Ronnie my second daughter and second eldest - she's 9 and there are only 51 weeks between her and CJ (I always joke that they may as well be twins!) Ronnie is not as much of a girly girl as Caitlin, but is still quite girly. She loves art and crafting, bright colours, music and dancing, and really enjoys gymnastics. Her favourite colour is pink and she also likes stickers, SpongeBob and chocolate.

Seb is my eldest son and he's 4. At the moment he's loving Thomas the Tank Engine, and he loves cars in general as well as Cars the movie. Toy Story is also becoming popular. He starts school in September and loves toy cars, toy trains, bikes, trikes, football and sand. He also loves Ben 10, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, Peppa Pig and absolute anything and everything to do with ladybirds.

T is the baby. He's 1 and likes chewing on his soother, and kicking about on the floor. He's walking now - the house has moved up a level towards the ceiling, again :o) He likes toy cars and trains, soft teddies, books and sleeping ;o) He's a little mover and groover and loves music, stories and nursery rhymes.

Favorite Music

I like mostly rock music, but I'll pretty much listen to everything and anything. Some example of bands I like are: Guns 'n' Roses, Skillet, The Weepies, Plumb, One Republic, Aerosmith, Queen. I also like Enya, Celtic Music, Ladysmith Mambazo, and a lot of classical music, especially violin including but not limited to Vanessa Mae.

Favorite Books

I'm about as diverse in reading as I am with music. I'll read anything (well, mostly!) I love Stephen King, but I also have a major "thing" for The Twilight Saga (I'm Team Edward, but I'm not horrbile about it - I respect Team Jacob and Team Switzerland - and I'm much more a lover of the books than the movies. Love Edward/Bella) Anyhoo, my major "thing" for Twilight has resulted in a fair few impulse buys and ended up with me having a ridiculously large collection of the various versions of the books - so much so, in fact that I need to add a shelf. I did the same with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which I also love. I've recently read Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book, and it's made it onto my favourites list - it was recommended, and once I picked it up I couldn't put it down - the man called Jack is a character that will stick with me in the pit of stomach for all time I think, and Bod and Silas, along with all of the graveyard characters are those that will keep a place in my heart. Then there' are the classics - Austen (Pride & Prejudice), Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights), Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), Charles Dickens, Shakespeare (swoon) and I go a tad nuts on those too. Fairytales - I love fairytales (Grimm and Andersen versions - they both rock in my opinion) my favourites? The Elves & The Shoemaker, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, The Pied Piper, The Princess and the Pea, Puss In Boots, Rapunzel, The Raven, Rumpelstiltskin, the Six Swans, The Snow Queen, The Tinderbox, The Ugly Duckling... And then of course, there are the kids classics - Dear Teddy Robinson, Paddington Bear, AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Roald Dahl's selection and so many more - don't even get me started on poetry!

I just literally love literature.

Favorite Movies

There are so many I love, but to name a few: Star Wars, Gladiator, Troy, Once Were Warriors, Equilibrium, Close Encounters, The Time Machine, The Lake House, The Shawshank Redemption, Letters to Juliet, Never Been Kissed ... (yes, a good romance movie always gets me, and a good epic is faboo)

I'm also a complete sucker for brat pack movies - St. Elmos' Fire, Pretty in Pink, Mannequin (Andrew McCarthy is one of my major crushes in life) and many more.

Favorite Television

I'm a die-hard Buffy and Angel fan. I've loved them since the beginning and I'll love them til the end of me. I have a huge collection of various memorabilia, including videos and dvds, statues, games, shot glasses...

But I also love Firefly, and Lost, and I'm extermely partial to Doctor Who (particularly 10 and most especially 11) Quantum Leap and Star Trek are on that list too. I'm also really liking the new Hawaii Five-0 series:o)

Favorite Crafts

I love cross stitch - cross stitch is my ultimate craft, but I adore card making, or just crafting in general. Since joining SwapBot I've made ATC's and I've totally and utterly fallen in love with Dotee Dolls and journals! I'm also dabbling in zentangling, coin purses and bags. Still, I'll try my hand at most anything.

Like I Said

I'm just a little bit crazy

But very nice...

Honest

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I snagged these off @hollycm6 profile - cause I think they're fab!

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Like List/Dislikes/Wishlist

Ok, here's what I like, it's a bit of a list, but if it helps people when they're checking out my profile for stuff then that's funky :o)

~ Lettersets ~ Stickers ~ Pens ~ Pencils ~ Notepads ~ Journals ~ Airmail Stickers ~ Letter openers ~ Envelopes ~ Cardstock ~ Composition Books ~ Buttons ~ Pin badges ~ Fabric ~ Fabric charms ~ Aida ~ Evenweave ~ Charmed Squares ~ Dotees ~ Lampwork beads ~ Beads ~ Pebbles (epecially shiny ones) ~ Coins ~ Keyrings ~ Shells ~ ATC's ~ ATC Blanks ~ Postcards ~ Notecards ~ Biscornu ~ Vintage stuff ~ Ephemera ~ Postage Stamps ~ Rubber Stamps ~ Ink Pads ~Dragon's Blood Red ~ Deep Reds ~ Deep Blues ~ Deep Greens ~ Deep Purples ~ Gold and autumnal colourings ~ Photography ~ Stuffies ~ Plushies ~ Bookmarks ~ Books ~ Poetry ~ Calligraphy ~ Typography ~ Beer Mats ~ Fridge Magnets ~ Black cats ~ Old churches and castles ~ Piano solos ~ Chocolate ~ Jelly beans ~ Pepsi ~ Red wine ~ The smell of rain ~ The smell of old books ~ A good storm ~ A smile in the morning

It's difficult to say what I don't like, as I guess I won't really know what I don't like until I get something I don't like, but I'm not to keen on the following things...

~ Spiders and bugs ~ Clowns ~ Onions ~ Coconut ~ Peanut Butter ~ Going to bed on an argument

As for my wishlist, I'm open to pretty much anything on my like list, but there's a few things I've seen that I've been intrigued by and would love to have, just so I can see what they're like :o)

~ Amigurumis ~ Altered Dominoes ~ Scrabble Pendants ~ Altered Playing Cards ~ Twinchies ~ Skinnies ~ Spoolies ~

Ratings

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Comment: I never received this. I know we PMed back and forth for months about this.
Response: I'm really sorry Shannon, I've pm'd you...
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Comment: I never received anything on this, though she says she never received mine either when asked about it. It's now April 2012. My tracking shows the one I sent did go overseas but can't be tracked beyond that.
RadicalRecrafter rated for Pencil Pouches #3 on Feb 16, 2012
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Comment: I am sorry ;but I am still waiting 5 months after the swap ended! I will be happy to rerate if I ever get the swap!
samsstuff rated for Mini book exchange on Feb 1, 2012
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Comment: I will re-rate when I receive something...
starrycat rated for Bible Verse (handmade) on Jan 26, 2012
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Comment: I don't know what happened I never got my journal and from the looks of things it doesn't seem like I ever will no more journal swaps for me!
Response: Your journal was posted on December 23rd - late, yes, but not "not sent" - I hope that you receive it soon and would appreciate a re-rate when you do. Thanks
Saucyknits rated for Lots of Mail: Cheap and Easy on Nov 23, 2011
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Comment: Thank you - I love the charm :) SO cute!
Response: I'm very glad you like it and very much appreciate the rating and the heart xx
JojosMom rated for DOD: Pineapple Express on Nov 8, 2011
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Comment: I never got my pineapple dotee either.You hosted the swap-how sad.
Response: I messaged you the following on November 8th after you left this rating and have still received no response - my message is still showing as being unread: **Hi Kathy, I'm sorry that you never received these swaps, as you might recall during the time you were waiting for them and the PMs we exchanged at the time, I did try to resolve this and re-sent another pineapple one with the strawberry one in April. I received the attached message from you on May 5th and assumed that since I hadn't heard from you since that you had received and just hadn't rated. I had no idea that you had not got them and am quite happy to remake and resend these for you if you would like. Es** I will obviously resend, but as you have gone on "hiatus" from Swapbot and have not been online since December 8th, I am not sure I will get re-rated when you receive
JojosMom rated for DOD: Strawberry Delight on Nov 8, 2011
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Comment: I never got the strawberry dotee.
Response: I messaged you the following on November 8th after you left this rating and have still received no response - my message is still showing as being unread: **Hi Kathy, I'm sorry that you never received these swaps, as you might recall during the time you were waiting for them and the PMs we exchanged at the time, I did try to resolve this and re-sent another pineapple one with the strawberry one in April. I received the attached message from you on May 5th and assumed that since I hadn't heard from you since that you had received and just hadn't rated. I had no idea that you had not got them and am quite happy to remake and resend these for you if you would like. Es** I will obviously resend, but as you have gone on "hiatus" from Swapbot and have not been online since December 8th, I am not sure I will get re-rated when you receive.
charophyta rated for Lots of Mail: Cheap and Easy on Nov 7, 2011
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Comment: I haven't received the swap. I will be happy to rerate once I get something! Thanks!
Response: I'm sorry you have not received this - there is something on the way for you; I would appreciate the re-rate once you receive. Thanks
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Comment: Send by date for this swap is 6/8/11. On 7/5/11 I pm'd AK to say the swap has not arrive. On 7/7/11 AK pm'd me and said she had a few swaps go missing, and if I gave her a week, she would resend. 7/28/11, no swap received, so contact the hostess and rated AK a 1. Both contacted me & I removed the 1 based on their response. 8/13/11 still no swap received, I rated AK a 1. AK Pm's saying she sent it on 8/10/11. I again removed the 1. Today is 9/9/11, three months after send date and I still have no swap. I rate AK a 1. A
Response: I'm really sorry about this and sincerely apologise for not re-sending and not getting back to you. I will get this resend done and posted as soon as I can. I have PM'd you. ***UPDATE 13/8 This swap was sent on Wednesday of this week, I just haven't messaged to say it has been sent yet as I was dealing with my messaging this weekend. I admit that this is a week and a half after the one was removed, but I am international and you would not have received yet if i had sent last week. I hope you will change this rating once the swap is received. You don't need an angel, and I'll be contacting you and the swap hostess to advise.. UPDATE 10/09/2011 - I don't know why this hasn't arrived with you - I'm really annoyed that it hasn't and although it's been 4 weeks and is international as I've said before, sometimes things can take a little longer I will re-do this swap, again, and send by recorded delivery. I will PM you the tracking number as soon as it's posted.
annieroonie rated for Ribbon-effect zentangle on Oct 18, 2011
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Comment: Hi Es! I got your re-send of the ribbon tangle. GORGEOUS! I loved the pic of the first one and love the second one, too! Thank you so much for going the second mile - you really didn't have to, but I'm so happy you did! :)
Response: I'm so glad that you like them. Thanks ever so much for the rating and the heart ---(@
charophyta rated for Zentangle Journal # 3 on Oct 14, 2011
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Comment: I loved your zentangles. Yes it was a little late but... guess what? Mine is too, whoops! Actually, seeing your zentangles helped inspire me to FINALLY get in the zentangling mood... looking closely at some of the patterns you used, I had to try recreating them in my own zentangles. So thanks! I'm still trying to get caught up on my own swaps, so believe me I don't hold the late send against you.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it :o) And thank you for your understanding about the lateness, and for the rating and the heart!
nc27614 rated for Zentangle purist, Sept. on Oct 12, 2011
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Comment: September tangle arrived...thanks. Hope all is well now!
Response: I'm glad you got it! Thanks for the rating and the heart :o)
qltnrt rated for NFS Beginners: No-Slip Bookmarks on Sep 29, 2011
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Comment: Beautiful. Thanks.
Response: I'm glad you like it - I really enjoyed this swap :o) Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: sorry to rate so late..... thank you
Response: I'm glad this arrived safely, thank you for the rating and the heart :o)
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Comment: Thank you very much for the bookmark. It is the perfect colour for my oldest DD. Thank you
Response: I'm very glad you like it. I love the idea of these - and they're so easy to make, but give such a great effect. Thanks for the rating and the heart :o)
nc27614 rated for Tiny Tangles 2 on Sep 23, 2011
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Comment: Late...but so-o-o cute. Thanks
Response: Glad you got them and liked them. Thanks for the rating and the heart xx
dmarie rated for "Summer" coin purse on Sep 21, 2011
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Comment: Thank you - I am sorry the first one got lost as well....The 2nd one arrived and thank you it is very pretty
Response: I have pm'd you regarding a resend
Sunflower107 rated for Share how YOU share swap! on Sep 19, 2011
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Response: I don't know why you have not received my letter, I will write to you again. 16th May 2015: I have sent a PM to you requesting your address

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.7605 132 8 12
Completed Fives Threes Ones
137 157 0 10
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 28 104 0
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Comments

RyeRye on Apr 20, 2012:

How is it going over here? You getting your stuff out darlin?

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2011:

ladywolfsong on Nov 21, 2011:

wondered whether you ever received your journal from our journal swap. I never received mine. :(

scrapkween on Oct 20, 2011:

Hi there Esme, was checkng to see if you have received your august artifix journal yet?

Loonstruck on Oct 11, 2011:

Hanging out in chat - hoping to catch a glimpse of my Shadow! hugs

CSNYfan on Sep 27, 2011:

Just dropping by your profile to let you know that I hope you are okay...

Loonstruck on Sep 14, 2011:

Happy Birthday

I hope your day is wonderful!

LauraAust on Aug 10, 2011:

I put your completed Composite Zentangle piece in the mail to you this morning - enjoy!

dmarie on Aug 5, 2011:

Come check out the next Poochie Bag swap

ColeCreations on Aug 2, 2011:

I put your completed zentangled piece in the mail today.

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