Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2018 12:17 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: December 23, 2017
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. I’m a 32 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 ATC’s 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 ATC’s and Inchies. So before you get into my wish list. I confess. I would wish for the whole world if the royal mail would deliver it (which they wouldn’t).

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.

I am an Roleplaying addict as Ive already mentioned so Im happy to arrange swaps for Roleplay ephemera. It could be anything from books to dice and I would not complain. As I play both table top games and live action games. I do literally collect any bits I can get my hands on.
As well I currently play an Druid in live action, so if you think something could fit with that sort of character concept. Ah who am I kidding, I just love nature themed objects
Same goes for World of warcraft themed items, as Ive currently got a small growing collection of trading cards, figures and would LOVE a pet murloc.

Wool Roving, Spindles and other bits and bobs to help the wool obsessed.

Did I mention I liked Ginger cats?
I also like Foxes. 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.
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.

  • ATC’s
  • Inchies, Chunky Pages, Mini zines,
  • Zines.
  • Old trading cards (magic the gathering etc)
  • World of Warcraft fan art


I hate to mention things disliked. I certainly wouldn't call them hates. But I don't like shoddy made craft objects. take care in the things you make, they are an extension of you. Regardless of that, I do my very best with everything I make, I expect others to do the same, its just good manners. Now that is my biggest pet peeve. receiving items that have been hashed together.

Tacky cute stuff. gets to me some days. Im quite partial to cute looking Feline, Fae and Dragons but there is a line, the sort of cute that often finds its way into online clip art gallery's is my line, its just a little irritating and I don't have any place in my house for it.
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 guess I go by the rule. really don't take the monkeys when your trading, if its not something you would want yourself, or don't deem good enough to keep yourself, then clearly its not something that should be passed on to someone else.

Bad manners I guess should also be written here, some times things are late, but I always keep my word on my trades or I wouldn't sign up to join in.

Things can be delayed, Im also an Uk swapper so the post does take a wee bit longer, please be patient.




totters away to go and make stuff

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


Katti rated for ATC bag Europe #3 on Mar 9, 2015
Comment: Thanks for that super cute ATC bag you made!
Response: Was something wrong with your postcard - I always get a bit worried when its a blank rating??
Karmi53 rated for ATC - Tree on a Bookpage on Feb 19, 2015
Comment: Love your tree l wish l could draw like you. And thanks for all the stars l have a card that l am going to use them on thanks
Comment: thank you
Comment: Steff, I can't believe your tiny envie made it through! Mine both bounced back. So they're coming in larger envies. I love this ATC and the swap was so much fun. Glad I joined!
Comment: Thank you very much :) Your ATC + extras arrived a few days ago. The fox is really cute!
Comment: The fox was so cute and I'd like to thank you for the sticker flakes!
CubbyMama rated for ABCs of Studio Ghibli ATC - "C" on Nov 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the really cut catbus :-)
xsugarycarnival rated for Super Spooky Halloween ATC! on Oct 15, 2014
Comment: How weird is it that we live so close! Loved your ATC, it was adorably spooky!
PhaloBlue rated for A4 Group: Fall Theme ATC on Oct 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. Oak leaves are one of my favorites.
Sakubik rated for My Neighbor Totoro ATC Swap #9 on Sep 28, 2014
Comment: Really cute ATC. Will look good on my ATC wall
cookingbear rated for Cute Little Cactus ATC on Sep 22, 2014
Comment: So sad and cute!
Caraty rated for My Neighbor Totoro ATC Swap #8 on Sep 22, 2014
Comment: OMG I love this ATC more than any other! It's sooooooo so cute. And the way you had them packaged with the stars falling out. I LOVED it. You're a wonderful artist. I really hope to be your partner again soon <3
Kovka rated for My Neighbor Totoro ATC Swap #7 on Sep 6, 2014
Comment: Looks like it deleted my post before I was done rating! It was supposed to say: 'There's a Totoro in the Catbus.....THERE IS A TOTORO.....IN THE CATBUS! THERE IS A TOTORO IN THE CATBUS! I hope you can see how happy this card made me!
Response: [edit] deleted my previous comment, it was a little snarky. I was dead worried Id upset you. There is a totoro in the cat bus, heeee.
fairylover rated for Little pets ATC swap #3 - Rat on Sep 5, 2014
Comment: I like your ATC so much!! I love drawing and I give this ATC a lot of importance because it's handwdrawn! You're a really good drawer, thanks a lot for making so much efforts in drawing this cute rat!
Response: Rats are one of my favorite little creatures, Thank you for the kind words. I am so glad its gone to a home where it'll be treasured
Dummanios rated for My Neighbor Totoro ATC Swap #6 on Aug 23, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the cute Mei ATC! She's really cute.
Response: Thank you for the kind comment, was totally not my comfort zone to draw but Id like to think I did well *panic-
Comment: Thank you for your cute ATC! :3
Etoile rated for My Little Pony ATC swap #1 on Apr 9, 2014
Comment: Love my Applejack card!
teli rated for ATC-bot: Rabbit themed March Swap on Apr 9, 2014
Comment: Loved the card! Thank you so much. :D
jkatz rated for Sender's Choice ATCs - March on Apr 7, 2014
Comment: Nicely made. Thank you!

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rngstgstll on Jun 16, 2017:


Welcome to ZMACS!

EmeralDQueen on Nov 15, 2016:

I just want to thank you very much for a message you left me years ago:

"Welcome to Swap-bot and thank you very much for signing up for the Christmas Cat ATC swap Im hosting. Really proud to be among your first ever swaps. I cant wait to see your cards <3 If you have any troubles, just give me a shout and I'll see what I can do to help out"

Ever Since I've done swaps here at swap-bot and came back more inspired when I read this message in my profile big hugs!!!!

lolita on Apr 19, 2015:

Thank you so much for the Frozen diary and cat illustration postcard from my March wishlist. My eight-years old cousin loves the diary!! Thanks again :)

2bneat on Feb 24, 2015:

Thank you my wishlist sticker flakes and other goodies. You have sent my first 'Hello Kitty's items. I will use everything.♥

Lexidh on Feb 16, 2015:

Thank you so much for the lovely Capybara ATC =) He looks very content!

Candyn29 on Feb 11, 2015:


fishsteak on Feb 5, 2015:

Just stopping by to say that I love your profile icon. It's too cute!

Paige1900 on Mar 28, 2014:

I envy your role playing hobby. I never was around anyone that enjoyed that so I was never able to do it. My husband thinks I am geek enough already...I can't even get him to watch Doctor Who with me...

cutesygirlynai on Mar 25, 2014:

thank you for your lovely rating :)

snpyrunner on Mar 25, 2014:

So happy that the Fox ATC got to you... and FAST! I had lots of fun drawing him :)

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