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Date Joined: April 22, 2009
Last Online: July 13, 2016
Birthday: December 5
Country: United Kingdom
TangleCrafts Blog
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Enchanted Times fairy tale blog


Just a general note - my Flickr hasn't been updated in years, but my blog and/or Etsy stores will occasionally contain spoilers - so if you are expecting a swap or tag & would like to be surprised, don't look!

August/September 2015
Although I will still be checking in on occasion, I'll be taking a break from swapping for the foreseeable future, due to life becoming extremely busy this year. You're very welcome to keep up with my creative projects via my Etsy Store, Twitter, or on my website. Thanks! :)

June 6th, 2013
I moved house in February this year (2013) - just a note for anybody who might have listed my previous address for future contact.


Things I like to make & do:

I love books and fairy tales (but not fairies). I read a lot.
I love experimenting with crafts, letterfolds, faux postage and mail art.
Lately, I've been experimenting with vintage postage stamp collage.
I'm fascinated by fonts, creative hand-lettering and typography.
I can't use a sewing machine, but enjoy occasional small (& simple!) hand-sewing projects.
I used to do a lot of embroidery design, and small-scale tapestry weaving, too.
I love to discover new creative obsessions, but can never predict what will
capture my imagination next. I just love to create new things.
I love writing zines about the things I love.

A bit more about me:

I'm very fond of quiet space and time to think.
I'm a very grounded, earth-bound person who nonetheless
spends quite a lot of time in a world that's not quite this one.

I am very happy to live with my husband in a permanent state of 'creative disorder'.

For general reference

I will always appreciate anything handcrafted, handwritten or (in the case of books)
pre-loved over something storebought. Bookmarks or anything that can be used as such are always very welcome.

Just for the record, and odd though it may seem, I don't collect ephemera (with the exception of used, vintage postage stamps).

I like stuff made out of kraft card & paper, simple stylised imagery, hand-printed, hand-drawn etc. I love relief prints & hand-carved stamps. I appreciate functionality (e.g. a card to send, an address book to use) over a purely decorative item. I appreciate multifunctionality even more! I have fondnesses for pockets & secret tucked away surprises, for all things postal, and for stylised bird imagery (not necessarily combined!). I enjoy zines about mail art and upcycled/recycled crafts.

These are some of my Etsy favourites:


I like simple organic motifs such as seed pods and dandelions.
I love garish retro wallpaper & curtain patterns from the 70s, like this:


Private swaps & tags etc

Most of the swaps I do are within my group:

Zines, mail art & other cool stuff.

I'm swapping minimally these days - honestly, my time is so limited, it's probably unlikely I will agree to a private swap. On the other hand, it never hurts to ask! If you are trying to lure me into swapping, these are some things I'm more likely to be tempted by...:

  • Zines about mail art or upcycled/recycled crafts

  • Stray, unwanted, used vintage stamps (I have lots of non-vintage used stamps available for trade!)

  • Handmade notebooks/bookmarks/stuff embellished with your original relief print artwork

  • Old books of traditional fairy tales - the originals by Grimm, Andersen, Perrault et al (not abridged versions). I'm looking for pre-1980 paperbacks - poor condition absolutely fine so long as not scrawled all over: wanted for re-crafting, so the tattier the better to alleviate literary guilt.

  • Re-imagined fairy tales - original artwork, revisionist stories, creative accessories etc.

  • Although I don't sew much, I do collect cool retro fabrics - anything from (approx.) 4" square up to a fat quarter would find a welcome home with me.

  • Eco-bags(/totes) in interesting fabrics or with retro/quirky patterns are always greatly appreciated, handmade or otherwise. Long handles preferred! ;)

Tags I owe or have sent:

  • all up to date!


Tags I'm waiting for:

  • all up to date!


Flaked swaps & tags:


Comment: Thank you for this re-send! I rec'd it on Aug 20. I love everything that you sent and thank you for the extras as well! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
crescendo rated for AUG: 7 Days of Creation Zine #3 on Aug 13, 2015
Comment: I hope your wedding shower went splendidly! I bet you had a lot of fun creating the games and goodies. I really like the color, design and readability of your zine. You have some great ideas that I will refer to if the need arises :o)
dvmac rated for AUG: 7 Days of Creation Zine #3 on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks Su. Enjoy the wedding!
Comment: Wow I can't imagine all the work you put into that shower. That's one lucky bride.
Comment: Very cool minizine! It's nice to hear the story of how you create your art :) Thank you also for the lovely stamps, lots of exciting designs! :D
Comment: Hello SU!!! What a great minizine you made ^_^ and what a good idea. I love the care you put in your envies. Thank you very much! xxLidiahttp://blog.swap-bot.com/
Comment: Love it! My kind of "creative obsession".
Comment: Absolutely love the postal mini-zine and page marker -- thank you so much!
soyprincesa2 rated for OCT: A Serial Mini Zine #8 on Nov 7, 2014
Comment: As always it was so look amazing. Thanks for the tag zines too. I wish I had half your talent!
walkthoreau rated for OCT: A Serial Mini Zine #8 on Oct 26, 2014
Comment: Fantastic zine! Thanks so much! I also enjoyed the artistamp on the envie as well!
Comment: great work as always! Thank you.
stevado rated for SEPT: A Booklet of Artistamps #6 on Sep 30, 2014
Comment: I am speechless, tongue tied: this is beautiful. One heart is insulting ♥♥♥ Thank you very much!
Response: Aw, I'm really happy you like it so much! Thanks for the lovely comment. :)
suzanne33 rated for AUG: 7 Days of Creation Zine #2 on Aug 20, 2014
Comment: What beautiful work you do. Thank you so much It is FIRST CLASS.
Response: Really glad you like it - thank you! :)
Comment: Su!!! This is a fantastic swap! I love all the themes! ou are so talented! I would love to see them full sized! Thanks for the warning about the first page! LOL. Thanks for the great stamps on the front too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Aw, thanks for all the lovely comments, Sherry, and really glad you enjoyed the zine. :) You can see larger images of most of the original collages (not in artistamped form) either in my Etsy shop or on my blog (links above!).
Comment: Such nice things, as always! Very nicely packaged. My first sales were all after posting some pictures of my notebooks on a Facebook group page. Nothing since then has sold, tho. I guess it is important to keep actively promoting my shop. I am working next on putting some items up on the FPGeeks classifieds - just as soon as I can figure out if they have any rules about how to do it.
Response: This was a really fun swap & I'm looking forward to sharing all the promos. :)
Comment: Lovely as always, and inspiring too. I can do so many things with colorful postage prints ;) The bookmark is coming with me to show off at work, and the promo items will be well-received in my shop. Thank you for swapping!
Response: Thanks for all the lovely comments. Looking forward to sharing our promos with our customers! :)
Comment: thank you for the awesome butterfly chart zine :D Next time I get the cross-stitching bug I will have a god at one of them :) The note-postcard was a lovely extra. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! (Would love to see if you ever stitch one!) :)
Comment: Thank you for hosting this wonderful swap! I just love the stitching patterns that you made into a zine. It was so personalized:-) I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I loved the notecard too. Thank you for my happy happy mail! blessings,
Response: You're very welcome - I was glad to be able to make the patterns into a zine for somebody who would appreciate them! :)
Comment: How fun that your amazing folded Tangelope made it all the way here without any tape! I love the collage paper you printed and I just went through the instructions and I think I wrapped my brain around being able to fold one myself using your example. Thanks for the very fun swap!
Response: (Sorry for delayed response!) Really glad the self-mailer arrived safely, and the contents, too (was really worried I should have used a seal for security). Hope you have fun with your own generation of self-mailers. :)
Comment: Hi Su, That was an absolutely gorgeous self-mailer! I love the use of the stamp paper so that the real stamps just blend in to the overall pattern. And thank you for the Mail Art Mini -- it did indeed arrive safely and I'm really pleased to have the instructions for your tanglelope.
Response: So relieved the contents arrived safely as well as the tangelope! Also, my husband said I had made it too difficult for the post-people to distinguish the postage from the printed stamps, so I'm happy to be able to prove him wrong! ;)

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mariadastrouxas on Sep 23, 2015:

Hello TangleCrafts. How i can get the "Going Postal- mail art zine"? Swap or Buy? Thank you so much, maria das trouxas

soyprincesa2 on Nov 29, 2014:

Thanks for the awesome tag surprises. I love your stamp postcards and zine. It was all so much fun. Thanks a bunch!! Maggie

hollycm6 on Jul 9, 2014:

Oh my i thought i had not mailed this yet! I'm going crazy. I never crossed it off my list, and I've felt guilty for DAYS for not getting it together, when i knew i had finished my copies. It was on my "do today" list!!! Hahaha! I'm glad you liked it. :-)

shelleym on May 26, 2014:

I received the envie of yellow/orange stamps you sent me for the ZMACS PIF game and I can't even think of an adjective that sufficiently describes my delight. I will certainly let you know what I end up doing with them. But first I will pet them gently for a while. : )

hollycm6 on May 9, 2014:

Thank you for the multitudinous mountainous mound of stamps you sent me! I love them!!!! (I feel both rich and greedy!!!) i will try not to just hoard them!! :-)

hazelwitch3 on Feb 3, 2014:

I absolutely love the Enchanted Times zines that arrived in the post today. Thank you so much!

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

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SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 24, 2013:

Happy holiday wishes! In the New Year, may you be blessed with laughter, peace, and love.

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