Swap-bot Time: August 8, 2020 10:52 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: August 8, 2020
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 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


Comment: Wow you are so very talented!
ManitoulinGirl rated for A walk into the woods on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: What a lovely letter and package. My family is originally from the UK so it was nice to see some photos and imagine myself there. Have a wonderful day!
fighterangel rated for HD/HP Galaxy ATC Swap on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Hi there! Thank you so, so SO much for the absolutely gorgeous ATC! Your watercolor work is awesome! Also, thank you so very much for the sweet extras you included! That was so kind of you. ;A; <3
nancylee rated for 🐝 Bees 🐝 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: What a great package! You are truly a talented artist and love buttons in that size. I work with the hives with the bee committee at our community garden and will proudly wear them (under the bee suit).
Response: This brought me no end of joy to hear, painting bee's is one of the bestest things. I would love to see a picture if you ever get chance.
Comment: I absolutely love your hedgehog. Thanks for the comics too, they were. Fun addition.
Response: I have a heap of the comic extras ready for my mail art partners and they are great for covering envelopes with to send out to folks. I am very glad you like the hedge pig card, thank you so much for signing up to my swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfully drawn hedgehog -- who will now proudly adorn my wall -- as well as the extras and blank ATCs you included, which are much appreciated!
Response: the extras include paper which is the same as the stuff I make my ATC's on, it should be great for watercolour. I am super glad to hear you love your hedge pig.
MissRich rated for HD/HP ATC - My DnD Character on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: I love your work !! Your character looks v cute! (Gotta love tieflings) Thankyou for the extras as well I love them!
Response: Tieflings for ever. I am super happy to hear this card got to you, I have a new found love for D&D character ATC's and will certainly keeping an eye out for more in future.
Poftoffel rated for Private swap Poftoffel & Trinket on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: She is so GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much!!! I love her!!
Response: No thank you, I think I have a new found favorite subject for my ATC's. I had never even thought of drawing D&D characters for them and now I am super excited for more.
Conni59 rated for Black Lives Matter ATC on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc and extras!
Response: Super happy to hear you liked it and the extras.
sweetgypsy rated for HD/HP ATC - Green Haired Girl on Jul 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your green haired girl and extra bits :)
Response: I have a small collection of green haired girl ATC's growing and I adore these swaps when they come up.
banjobraids rated for HD/HP Galaxy ATC Swap on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I love the silhouette and lovely colors in the background. Great work! THanks so much! ANd thanks for the cute extras! :):):)
Response: Was the mostest fun drawing this card, used my watercolours to create the background. I am very glad you liked the extras.
DreZee rated for Black Lives Matter ATC Swap on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: I love the ATC you sent! Beautiful and powerful! Thank you and thanks for the extras!
Response: I know the extras were a little bit of a disconnect from the subject matter. But much love. I am very glad you liked it, also my first international swap since lockdown.
weatherwax rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Europe # 1 Bonus on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely envelope! I loove the variety you have sent. I am so happy that you joined my little group and this swap. Well it seems I did not choose the best time for this. But when life is better, I hope we can do a second round - I like your envelope very much :) All the best, be well and take good care!!!
derakisu rated for ATC - Necromancer (INT) on Apr 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for another great card. I love your necromancer "Who ? Me ?" expression while he's holding the skull. :)
derakisu rated for ATC - Rat Queen (INT) on Apr 21, 2020
Comment: I was so glad to get another envie from you ! Awesome card as usual, I love all the little rats. Your queen looks majestic. I love your colouring as usual. Thanks a lot !
Onaki rated for ATC - Familiar Cats (INT) on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: Your hand drawn art is so cute! You're very talented as well. Thank you so much for the stationery papers you added, I appreciate it! :)
parakeetmails rated for ATC - Plague Doctor (INT) on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Second time receiving an ATC from you, never disappointed!
Comment: Such a cute Lucario!! You've taken this fighting guy and made him just awesome. Thanks so much! Extra thanks for the extras! And sending along some well wishes that you're doing all right over there!
armadillogal rated for SS: February Color: RED on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very interesting red photo and the extra. Neat washi tape too.
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous atc! Thank you so much!

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Poftoffel on Jun 18, 2020:

Hi, please introduce your friend to the swap! Newbies have to start somewhere too :-) and if things go awry we can angel between the two of us if needed then, thank you for the kind offer

Catida on Mar 9, 2020:

I just checked out your Instagram art. Wonderful work! I especially liked the unicorn bear painting, and the unicorn and frog ATCs :)

simcoe54 on Mar 7, 2020:

CPG: February Wishes -- Thanks for the used postage stamps. Perfect for my collection.

weatherwax on Feb 20, 2020:

I changed the wording int the lucky dip swaps. Thank you for your input :)

djcamp04 on Jan 22, 2020:

❤️Thank you so much for the beautiful drawings❤️ I love them! The kitty in a cup is so cute & the owl so regal. I love the castle (one of my favorite things) off to the side. I’m really leaning towards getting this framed and on the wall instead of my journal. It’s just absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for granting a special wish. CPG: January wishes ❤️

noname13 on Jan 15, 2020:

thanks a lot for the postcards from my CPG January wishlist!

TreeAnn629 on Dec 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for my CPG wish love the card and you drawing WILL go up on my wall LOVE

simcoe54 on Dec 16, 2019:

CPG: November Wishes -- Thanks for the used postage stamps. Can't wait to add them to my stamp collection.

warheart on Nov 20, 2019:

I got your CPG Pick 2 Tag! Thank you so much! The ATC blanks will come in handy as I am JUST starting to get into ATCs! And your handrawn card is precious! I will hang this on my desk! Thank you!

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

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