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Date Joined: June 1, 2014
Last Online: July 19, 2018
Birthday: June 15
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

April 2017 Hi it's been a while! I'm back from my break feeling refreshed and ready to send some mail again. Look forward to seeing you in the mail, so to speak ;)

Spoiler Alert - I put pictures of what I am sending out on my Flickr and Instagram accounts so it's best to avoid those if we are in a swap together and you like surprises :)

A little about me. I'm married with 2 young children, Son born October 2011 and Daughter born Dec 2013. We also have a cat, sadly our other cat recently passed.

I'm a member of Postcrossing. I love written and stamped postcards and long chatty letters, I like talking to people with similar interests.

I love pretty stamps and I keep them all. If it's possible please use a commemorative/pictoral stamp ^_^

I've been using a bullet journal system for over a year now and I'm loving it. I use it for general to do lists but I also use it as a daily journal and take part in the #iggledailyjournal challenge which is great fun and very inspirational.

I hope to visit Japan one day and learn the language.


I love my postcards to be written, nice and chatty, as the written side is just as important as the picture. Receiving postcards with just Happy Swapping written on them makes me a little sad.

If you are including a postcard as part of a swap, and it doesn't specify it to be blank, a written postcard would make my day :)

*Cards with Cherry Blossom
*Greetings From by Postal Love, written only please (I have Russia, Hong Kong, China, Ukraine, France, Finland, Aland Islands, Iceland, Canada, Norway and the Netherlands)
*Anime/Manga Cards
*Dr Who (No weeping angels please)/Sherlock/Supernatural Cards
*Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/Harry Potter Cards
*Le Chats Enchantes
*Magic by L. Gnedkova
*Peter E Pracownik
*Inga Paltser
*Cards with images of nature especially forests, rivers and the Moon.
*Cards with pictures of wild animals, especially big cats and wolves.
*Cards with Owls, Ravens and Butterflies

Note - please do not send me touchnote cards or other third company cards, I do not like my address being given to these companies. Thank you

Favorite Crafts

I currently trying to learn mixed media techniques, I can't draw but I love messing around with paints. I also like making ATCs, envelopes/mail art, journaling and smashbooks. I occasionally make cards, usually for birthdays and christmas.

Food / Drink Likes

Hot Drinks
My favourite teas are black teas, flavoured or unflavoured.

I've recently discovered Chai tea, I especially like the pumpkin spice one and the ones with vanilla, caramel and carob flavours. I'm not so keen on the spicy chai flavours.

I would prefer not to receive Green Teas, Herbal Teas (like Chamomile) and Rooibos if possible. Thank you :)

I like chocolate, all kinds.
I like soft chewy sweets, my favourite is Haribo.
I like coffee flavoured sweets.
I like chocolate liqueurs.


*I love animals especially cats and wolves.
*I love birds especially ravens, owls and eagles.
*I love the Autumn and Winter, dark frosty nights, the Moon, the sea, forests and rivers, cherry blossom and nature in general
*I like Pokemon (games and cartoons).
*I love anime/manga (Bleach, Naruto, Deathnote, Kamigami no Asobi, Durarara and Fruits Basket).

I like witches, and black cats, pumpkins and bats, ghosts, skulls and birds (ravens, crows and owls). I love the colours purple, green, orange and black. I also like Day of the Dead and sugar skulls.

I love snowmen, Father Christmas and reindeer, holly, ivy and robins. I love the colours red, green and gold - think traditional, bringing in the green.

My favourite colours are purple, teal and burgundy


*Anything to do with the TV show Supernatural
*Pretty pens/pencils
*Letter paper
*Washi Tape especially skinny
*Pretty paper clips
*Anything Kawaii
*Anything Santoro, Gorjuss
*Lush - soap and shower stuff.
*Letters and written postcards.
*Shabby Chic.
*Feathers (not the brightly coloured dyed ones) natural looking ones, die cut ones.
*Delicate, pretty things.
*Tea (Black/Chai), Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Mocha
*Chocolate (dark, milk or white)
*Sweets (all except hard boiled unless they are "Winter Mixture")
*Socks (size 5-6)
*Pocket letters

Most of all I love surprises, anything to do with my interests/hobbies/likes listed in the about me


I'm not keen on green tea, rooibos, or herbal tea like chamomile. I'm also not keen on chewing gum, hard boiled sweets or anything with a watermelon or banana flavour so please do not send me these, thank you :)

Please nothing religious, no erotic/nude, no images/pictures of bugs/insects, no images/pictures of caged or otherwise bad taste animals - animal lover here :)

I'm not really into Disney (Minnie Mouse/Tinkerbell etc).

No kawaii poo please.

No notebooks please, I have a fair collection and don't need anymore ;)

No cosmetics or scents I don't wear make up and I only buy stuff not tested on animals.

I don't like big floral prints, neon colours.

I'm not a fan of clowns, they're kinda creepy!

Music/Books/TV/Movie Likes

*AC/DC *Skillet *Thunder *Five Finger Death Punch *Bullet for my Valentine *Slipknot *Linkin Park *30 Seconds to Mars *Paramore *Avenged Sevenfold

*Kelley Armstrong *Kim Harrison *Yasmin Galenorn *Anne Rice *Terry Pratchett *David and Leigh Eddings *Trudi Canavan *Maria V Snyder *Phil Rickman

*Lost Boys *The Crow (Original Version) *Practical Magic *LotR Trilogy *Hobbit Trilogy *Harry Potter *Marvel films - Avengers, Thor etc

I don't watch much tv nowadays but I love to watch The Big Bang Theory, Sherlock and Dr Who (David Tenant/Matt Smith). I am also obsessed with Supernatural.


Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome :) Thank you for the rating and heart :)
Comment: Cool pc! For Thanksgiving, mom came over to see us and we kept it real low key with homemade quiche, crust & all. Happy New Year!
Response: Glad you liked the postcard :) Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Thanks for the rating and heart :) Happy New Year!
Comment: Such a clever idea to send a winter/christmas postcard for this one, it's very cute :) Over here we've had 2 days of snow and now it's just lots of rain as well.
Response: Glad you like it :D We've had pretty much no snow either. Hope you have a lovely Christmas :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Nice postcard and stamps. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked it :) Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful SUNSET over the Glastonbury Tor! We're having very frosty mornings, too.
Response: I'm very glad you liked the card :) Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Beautiful tulip! Especially like the bunting washi tape!
Response: Very glad you like it :) Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks for the card. I was just talking about how my blackberry bush only yielded 5 berries this year when I got this card about the mulberry being not alive. :)
Response: Oh dear, I'm sure it is a strange coincidence! Hope you get more berries next year :) Thanks for the rating and heart x
Comment: Thank you very much Kate, I like and collect this type of postcard both new and used.This one is in excellent condition for its age! :)
Response: Great to hear! I have many of those including one with a matching stamp so happy to send them to you when the occasion rises :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: I LOVE the owl!!!! Yes, we have been partners a LOT! I am happy about that! Thank you for another great postcard!
Response: I'm very glad you love the owl, it has been great getting paired up with you, you are fun to choose a card for, and to receive from :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Awwww, piggy noses!!! Great idea, and so so cute! I sent to you for Q, finally!!! Thank you so much, you send really awesome postcards. Very nice stamps too! xxx
Response: Yay I'm glad you liked it! I shall look forward to your Q card :D I'm sure I shall see you in the mail again soon ;) Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Awesome Postcard!!! Thanks!
Response: Glad you like it :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: An awesome mini PL for Halloween! I don't have many for Halloween and I am thrilled with this one, you did an awesome job. All the way from the UK. <3 Love everything about it, inside and out! I love the skulls and how you used your own chain of crochet on it .Thank you too for the great goodies and nice note. Enjoy your son's birthday party, how fun! Happy Halloween!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I was great fun to put together, I love Halloween :D Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy Halloween! xx
Comment: I was home sick today and feeling pretty sorry for myself so it was a nice treat to get your pretty envelope! Thank you - I especially love the stickers that look like stamps. On the notecard you wrote that it was the first sunny day you had had in a while - well today is the first rainy day we have had down here in ages! We're all excited because we're going through a drought and any water is welcome!
Response: I hope you feel better soon! Glad my mail was there to brighten your day :D I love rain when I am indoors and don't have to go out in it - bliss! Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Ahhhh, I love the lemurs!!! Thank you! Also like the adorable little stickers you put on the postcard. xoxo
Response: Glad you love the card :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
ashanti2106 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 15 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the toughtful envie. I love everything you've send. :)
Response: I'm glad you like it all :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: I love the B & W of the koalas!! I sent my partner a koala/kangaroo postcard! I have to check out that website - it sounds like something I'd love!!!!!! Thank you!!! xo
Response: Yay I'm glad you liked it! :D I received a Kangaroo postcard as well! Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Hello and thank you Kate! I love the postcard that you sent, it is among Monet's masterpiece. Thanks again for considering me as its recipient. Best regards!
Response: I'm happy you liked the postcard :D Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Awesome postcard choice Kate, thank you very much :)
Response: Glad you like it :) Thank you for the rating and heart x
Comment: Great choice of postcard Kate thank you very much. I never even though of I for ice cream and I live in a seaside town! Yes, indeed where has the Summer gone? :(
Response: Ooh lucky you! Do you have nice ice cream shops like Kellys/Kellies? I'm ok with Summer being gone - I love autumn though the rain is not fun especially with school runs as we walk. Thank you for the rating and heart x

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anicka22 on Apr 13, 2018:

Thank you for your lovely letter and I LOVE the photo book. Will reply this weekend. Lots of hugs, Anicka

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

milamilamura on Sep 30, 2017:

Received your tag yesterday (3 Hot Drinks with a Twist) and loved it!! Thanks for the drinks and the goodies, loved the kitty themed items and everything else as well!! ❤️

Toby2017 on Aug 31, 2017:

Thank you soo much for the coloring postcard and the washi tape samples for CPG Aug Wishlist!!! I am definitely looking forward to fall!!!

anicka22 on Aug 31, 2017:

Thank you so much. AMD Thank you again for your lovely suprises. Hope you and your husband and kids are doing wonderful!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 22, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely august wish from CPG! Much appreciated!

piratejimbob87 on Aug 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the goodies from the CPG Aug wishlist, I love it all!!

Bavarija on Aug 20, 2017:

Thank you for nice HP card!!!

zoev1975 on Aug 10, 2017:

Kate! Thank you so much for my August love. The stickers are fabulous, and the threads are such divine colours! xxxxxxxxx

piratejimbob87 on Aug 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely envie of kawaii & stickers for the I Offer Tag Europe!
The memo sheets are just the perfect size :)

Best wishes, Leanne

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