22/05/13 ..I will be a little late rating some postcards swaps as I'm not at home, I'm taking care of my mum until she has got over a hospital stay..I will rate as soon as i get home.
I post my swaps on flickr so if you like surprises don't peek !
Hi, I'm Nicky I live in Wales, I have two sons and two cats that rule the roost !
murder mystery, conspiracy, historical, Terry Prachet,fiction set in Asia ,the middle or far east ,Bill Bryson,travel books,popular science books,craft books, fantasy art books.books with photos of different countries I'll read just about anything(except Shades of Grey which I thought was rubbish)
Lord of the rings ,The Matrix , Harry Potter,Star Wars, bollywood movies ,Monty Pythons Holy Grail, Interview with a vampire,The Labyrinth,First Knight, The Last Unicorn,Howls Moving Castle, Willow. mostly anything with super heroes in especially X men and Batman.Advent children
I'd like to try anything new , but I especially love ATC's,Skinnies,inches twinchies, chunky pages, row houses, matchboxes. I'm just getting into smash journals.
Style wise I really like old French and Italian faded elegance, vintage lace and floral, steampunky grunge is very cool too, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and folk art/ arts &crafts .
walking ,photography, gardening ,dressmaking, ,cooking, jewellery making, birdwatching online gaming (world of warcraft mostly) and love LARP (live action role play)
I like all colours except bright neons
I love animals,nature, birds(especially native birds from your area) scenery and water .
Fantasy creatures and beings, realistic rather than cartoony but I do love Tinkerbell
quirky japanese cute stuff ,anime,manga
scents ...jasmine, citrus, ginger ,cinnamon, rose,
I am fascinated by history, ancient civilizations ,(especially the Egyptians and Celts) and the Victorians are among my favourites
nickelback ,bon jovi,Led Zeplin ,UB40,U2,Enya ,Sinead O'Conor , David Bowie,guns n roses, Shaksperes Sister,Kaiser Chiefs,Artic Monkeys,3 doors down I also love motown ,African music,bollywood music
Anything AMERICAN I'm totally addicted all things American ,postcards,souvenirs,absolutely anything with the STARS AND STRIPES or the names of STATES on including craft supplies
ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon I love ribbon lol
fabric I'm a mad fq stasher
beads,any shape size or colour (preferably glass)
buttons especially novelty unusual or vintage,
papers from ATC size up
anything polka dot
anything craft related will bring a huge smile to my face,
Anything with a RED CARDINAL on I just love that little bird !
keyrings,especially cute or quirky ones
magnets,especially with the name of your country or state on
anything cute and Japanese,
anything to do with ethnic cultural art.
small, tiny things especially vintage thrift shop finds
I'm also more than happy to do private swaps for souvenirs from where you live ,pens,pencils,tea towels, badges,fabric patches,postcards etc., you name it I'll try and find it :) I live in North Wales UK
Postcards are one of my loves, I would very much appreciate pictures of where you live, local flora and fauna, local recipes, local history and culture, cultural art of your area, anything that shows me different parts of the world and different cultures I would especially love state cards maps names, state birds or flowers or any other facts about the different states. also cocktail recipes repro vintage adverts Scandinavia folk art any featuring fashion from 1920's -1960's film poster postcards museum exhibit postcards (especially ancient )
Apart from the obvious dirty, damaged,pet hairy or smokey I dont have any major dislikes
I'm not keen on ..
bright neon colours
anti religion images (any religion)
any war or violent images or items
and blood or gore doesnt do it for me either
and please nothing derogatory or prejudiced against any group or culture ..thank you
for my boys aged 19 and 24 to have happy fulfilling lives,
to visit India ,
to travel through the Himalayas,
to walk along the great wall of China ,
to have a big vegatable garden
to have a duck pond,
to work in a zoo with the gorillas ,chimps or orangutangs,
to see the northern lights,
and .....this may be hard to pull off lol..I'd love to stand on the moon and see the earth in all its glory
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