Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2019 1:24 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: November 15, 2019
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 34 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 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)
  • 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.

  • 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


adorablebutdangerous rated for Advent Calendar #6 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Can’t wait to open them!
depress666d rated for Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait until christmas!
Comment: Thank you for all the B&W lovelies!!
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Autumn Leaves ATC on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Hi Steff! Thanks bunches for the lovely artsy leaf card. I really love that you paint so many of your cards. Hope to swap together again soon!
derakisu rated for Intl ATC CCS : Sakura on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Another amazing card for you !! ❤️ I love you how squeezed Kero-chan in there (or how he photobombed ?).
Comment: So glad I get another one of your ATC, yay ! I love your work. I had fun with this series too, food-related art is one of my favourite things. ❤️
derakisu rated for GS : Intl ATC Zelda : Link on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable little Link, I love him to bits. It's always such a pleasure to get ATCs from you. ❤️
Allylu rated for Advent Calendar #8 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: I love sparkles and I don't care if they get everywhere! Especially since they are from London! I'm so excited. I'm looking forward to opening all my little gifts. Happy Holidays!
hibiscus rated for AACG: Mixed Media Raven ATC on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Nice style! Very dramatic and powerful... I can see how it might be hard to part with ... you should try another on a larger scale ... I am a very grateful new owner of this mini work of art.... thank you so much for the note and those much appreciated cards
Response: Was everything alright with this swap. I tucked in a whole bunch of things with the colour you chose. I hope you could get some use out of them <3
Ida rated for Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: I love your London wrapping paper so much and I'm so excite! ♥
Ida rated for Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your cute presents, I can't wait to open them!
Jbcangel rated for Advent Calendar #7 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Recieved, the paper is fun waiting to open, cant wait
ashanti2106 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 26 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. It was so fun opening it and I love everything. The Rilakkuma papers are so cute!
Comment: It is always such a pleasure to receive a swap from you! Thank you for the delightful ATC and ADORABLE Christmas card <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, ATC and extras! Yes, they all arrived safely. I love the card you designed, it's so cute! Again thank you!
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Comment: Another great card!
Comment: Great ATC!
Comment: this cake looks so delicious! >0< thanks so much :)

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Disneydezi on Sep 3, 2019:

Ahh! Trinket I just got your surprise letter and I LOVE everything about it and hearing about what you've been up too! I'll respond traditionally, but I just wanted to let you know it arrived safe and sound, thank you! <3

DRMOM on Aug 28, 2019:

Wish-list - August 2019 ❤

Thank you for the wonderful assortment of used postal stamps. I don't have any ones that look like these so I am so excited to have so many. You are so generous. They are beautiful. Thank you so much. The panda stationary you used - super cute!

bigmamabird on Aug 26, 2019:

What a treat to receive a paper bomb from abroad! It even smells pleasantly foreign... I love all the bits you've sent... Many thanks!

Marryth on Aug 21, 2019:

Thank you for the fun CPG-tag random envie - the bookmark is especially awesome! :)

OrigamiGrace on Aug 18, 2019:

Aw thank you so much for my cute kawaii goodies from my August wishlist at the Wishlist group!!!

derakisu on Aug 8, 2019:

I had a look at your Instagram, your artwork is amazing ! 😍

Sazza on Jul 27, 2019:

Thank you for the CPG Random Grabbie Tag! I love all the old school cut outs and stamps you sent, I am sure I will use all of them! The PCs are also quite picturesque; I enjoy the view. :) Thanks again for the send!

pianoheart on Jul 25, 2019:

Thank you for your letter and photographs for the pagan/wicca tag. I am surprised that the green parakeets do not freeze in the London winter. Volcano lava is very crumbly due to the air bubbles in it from the lava flow. It comes in black, grey and shades of red, depending on how much iron is in it. There are also olivine rocks, which are green. They could all be powdered to make paint. Unfortunately, Pele owns all the lava in Hawai'i and she does not like it removed from the islands. This makes it bad luck to mail outside of Hawai'i. So to make paint, you will have to come to Hawai'i :)

Heynowokay on Jul 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the OMAE Paper Bomb. I especially adore the used stamps! :)

meeltje57 on Jul 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Envies of RANDOMNESS:) tag. I love everything you sent. I will add it to my special Swap Bot journal where only the real beautiful stuff goes in.

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