Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 12:47 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: February 26, 1985
Country: United Kingdom
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Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. Im a 35 year old self employed illustrator from a small place called Norwich in England. What that means is that for most of my time, i live in a small craft lair building plushies and drawing interesting pictures. I am never far from my Mac even if I am not always about on Swap-bot. I'd like to sit in the chat room more often though. I am an avid World of warcraft player (horde all the way!) When I aren't busying myself with plushies, drawing or warcraft, I am often Roleplaying with my partner. I love my Live Action Roleplay, which is effectively a bit like Lord of the Rings in the woods with fake weapons, where we make up adventures of our own and are all in fantasy costume.

Here on swap-bot I get stuck in to a number of different group swaps. Though these days I do shy from public swaps, occasionally they do tickle my fancy. I'm very much into crafting ATCs and most of the swaps I join now tend to be ATC themed ones.

Im a big mixture of interests from my roleplaying to simple things ATCs and Inchies.

My Favorite Colour: Teal and Purple

Some themes I like in swaps: Happy Mail, Foxes, Forests, Autumn leafs, Pokemon, Kawaii, Cats, Japan, Stars, Dreams, The sky at night, Strawberries, Succulents, Plants, leaves.

Recently I have been interested in wool spinning and dyeing and that takes up a good deal of my none work time. I find the idea of pocket letters facinating but my main focus for mail art will always be small journals, ATC's, Inchies, hidden pockets and other surprises.
Things I personally would love to keep.


Its hard to say wishes, without it sounding like a bit of a I want this and this and this kind of thing, so I apologize but these are the sorts of things I like to swap and like to see in my mail if your scouting here on my profile for ideas and we are partners. Id like to think of this wish list as more of a guide really than things I insist. You'd be surprised how much isnt listed here that would still bring a smile to my face.

Of course I am always happy for private swaps for specific things that I have mentioned here too, So please please give me a prod if you would like a private swap.

Not too many of my likes have changed over the years, I am a massive fan of Roleplaying and fantasy story telling. Celtic myths and fantasy dark forests are often themes in art objects I covet the most.

I am a huge Japan nerd. Having recently begun collecting Gacha eggs and the prizes within, Re-ment minis and Plush. They seem to occupy my whole house right now. Along with a dragons horde of Sanrio and other cute Japan Japan stationary items.

I am a massive Pokemon collector also - I tend to adopt abandoned Pokemon merch. from thrift stores and have gathered together quite a stash of cards and mini figures.

  • My favorite Pokemon are: Vaporeon, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Pumpkaboo, Pidgey.

Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera.

  • I am a fan of food releated Kawaii goodies.

  • I love Cats, PomPurin, Rilakkuma, Yeasty Ken, Card Captor Sakura among many others.

  • Letter Sets will always have a home with me as I use them often to send out penpal letters and swaps here.

  • I prefer Large memo's to small ones. But I have a growing collection of both.

I also like Foxes and Cats. These are proberbly my favorite animals and having fox/cat themed things will always make me happy. things like stationary, softies, stickers etc.

I have become quite the subscription box addict. Currently collecting: Scrawlrbox (art sub), Stickii Club (sticker sub) and Fairyloot (bookish YA fiction books).

When it comes to reading, I prefer fantasy. Joe Abercrombie, Lord of the Rings. YA adult fantasy fiction or Sci-fi.

I adore art supplies. Watercolour paints are my main addiction - I have been learning to make my own handmade colours and adore to buy new ones made by other peoples.

I make and collect ATC's. I reckon 90% of the swaps I host and sign up for are ATC swaps.
I have been making them since I was 14 and first started swapping on a site called Nervousness.org which as far as I can tell no longer exists.
I also make and collect mini zines (those are the ones you make out of a single sheet of A4 and fold to make into a small booklet.

Things I am always looking for and will always find a home with me.

  • ATCs
  • Inchies, Chunky Pages, Mini zines,
  • Zines
  • Starbucks Gift Cards (no money on them).
  • Pokemon anything, I am a huge fan.
  • Old trading cards (Pokemon etc)
  • Ink, I collect ink and watercolour paints.
  • Fantasy/Celtic/Dark forest themed things.
  • Gachaphon Eggs and their contents
  • Stickers, Washi Tape and Kawaii things.
  • Kawaii Letter sets are always welcome.
  • Photo ATC's with a small description about the photo on the back, because knowing the story is super cool.


I hate to mention things disliked. I certainly wouldn't call them hates.

  • Im not a massive drinker of hot drinks, infact I prefer not to drink them. So tea etc. are probably better saved for someone who would super appreciate them instead.

  • Make-up Face masks, face soothers and smoothers. DO NOT SEND ME THESE.

  • I like Swapping Kawaii things but would prefer not to recieve: Gudetama, Diddle, Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff.

  • Damaged or torn items, the mail can crumple things but there is no excuse for something that is broken being posted as part of an Emphemera swap.


totters away to go and make stuff

If you like my artwork support it here: https://www.patreon.com/trinkety?ty=h


explore rated for Cookies ATC on Mar 21, 2023
Comment: Steph, thank you for the custom cream ATC and the colored picture of wild cookies. Appreciate the freebies too. Happy spring!
MissRich rated for Alphabet ATC - Q (round #2) on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: I ADORE this ATC so much steph- You did an amazing job on 'Q' ! THANK YOU!!!
lunatenchi rated for GS : Intl ATC Pokémon : Fairy on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cake fairy pokemon ATC and the goodies! I love them :3
Bramble rated for Cookies ATC on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: We dont have these kind of cookies in Canada. I had to google it to see what it is. Looks delicious, thank you!
alihagerart rated for ATC int #27 - sender's choise on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: I absolutely adore this ATC! I don't even want to put it in my book - I want to hang it in front of my desk :) Thank you!!
RootedInNatureArt rated for HD/HP ATC- Fish on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: I was sooooo happy to get your fish ATC in the mail today!!!! I absolutely love your style, it's so different and unique. Your characters always make me smile. I hope we to fill my entire binder with your work :-) And thank you for the extras too. The crash character on the notecard you made is crazy fun. My husband gets a chuckle out of them too.
Comment: Yay!!!! I finally got the ATC that the UK mail took exactly two months to get to me. So sad for everyone in the UK. BUT I LOVE the ATC - so cute and special. I just absolutely love your fun characters. And I MUST know if you drew the mushroom on the notecard???? I looks like your work.
Response: I did indeedy draw the mushroom on the note card - though I am worried now, Ive sent so many letters your way, you might have all my current notecards from my stash to send out to folks.
Comment: This dragon is so very fun and colorful. You outdid yourself on this one. It's really amazing. I very seldom get ATCs from artists doing the whole ATC by hand drawing and painting - so it really means a lot to me. That's what I do too. Anytime you want to do private ATC swaps, just make one for us and I will gladly participate. Love your work! Welllll actually this swap was almost a private one, since you and I are the only ones in the swap. i don't understand why, sad for you. Please keep hosting swaps though :-) Also thank you for the extras. Love the little animal cards - reading about the animals was a learning experience.
Comment: Steph - This ATC is definitely nature themed and I LOVE IT!!!! The little animal tucked in amongst the leaves and plants so so adorable and almost camouflaged. I am enamored by your style too. I remember getting an ATC from you quite awhile ago, and to this day it remains one of my favorite ATCs. It was a mouse on wheat. And thank you for all the wonderful extras. Very "me"! And I HAVE to know - did you do the artwork for the mushroom notecard and the "hybrid crab"? They look like you did and then had them printed. LOVE them!!!
Comment: Omigsh! Thank you so so much for the Isabelle ATC! I absolutely love it <3 well worth the wait ^^
Comment: Guess what showed up that you sent December 12th - a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you so much for the lovely card and tags. Aloha -- I'm just popping in to say that I just received your beautiful Dragon card. Thank you for the resend...even though the first one did eventually show up! Aloha!
Chickaree rated for Alphabet ATC - O (round #2) on Feb 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful ATC! I love the colors and I love how you also decorated the back:-) thank you
Suzanne69 rated for ATC int #27 - sender's choise on Feb 17, 2023
Comment: I LOVE it. Thank you so much. It's perfect. Thank yoy for the nice extras too. Everything is great.
Comment: Thank you. : )
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
SandyLane rated for Alphabet ATC - P (round #2) on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for a fantastic letter P. I was impressed with your artwork and you included three things beginning with P.
Comment: Thank you so much. Love it
Comment: Thank you!!!!! :) I love everything!! :)
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful ATC and envelope. I just received it in the mail yesterday and let out a happy laugh. Thank you! I love pumpkins and have them displayed all year round. Happy new year!

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simcoe54 on Feb 19, 2023:

CPG: November Wishes -- Thanks so much for the package of wishes. The pokemon cards are perfect for me and my grand-daughter will love the stickers. The package must have been travelling for a bit as I just received it.

Tricia22 on Dec 8, 2022:

CPG Nov Wishlist- Thank you for the adorable Santa Christmas card and extra’s. Happy Holidays🎄🎅🏻

bluerose3 on Nov 10, 2022:

Thank you (cpg September wish) for the pumpkin atc. I love it :)

simcoe54 on Nov 2, 2022:

CPG: October Wishes -- Thanks so much for game coins, pokemon card and little papers. Very interesting items!!!!

bethe on Apr 6, 2022:

I was so excited to see a package from the UK in my mailbox. Thank you so much for the fun and exciting variety of teas! I can’t wait to try them all! CPG March wishes.

meeltje57 on Apr 1, 2022:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous "tea and veggies" ATC. It is a real treasure!

Tricia22 on Jan 20, 2022:

CPG Dec wishlist- Thank you for the card and tags. Happy New Year!!

LadyJo on Jan 18, 2022:

Thank you for the great CPG December wishes1 I enjoyed reading about your December and loved the card with the extras!

chimerix on Jan 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the amazing dragon ATCs and the art piece you made me. I absolutely love everything! CPG wishlist Dec.


Swan on Jan 12, 2022:

Your November CPG wish made it here! Beautiful ATC and card, thanks!

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