Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2019 10:31 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: September 22, 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.

Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera

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.
  • 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. 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.

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


Comment: gorgeous work as always! :D what a cute timmy and tommy atc! ^^
MBakker rated for Autumn ATC Swap 1 - Pumpkins on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc. It's stunning! Xx Monique
iris1021 rated for Fun and kawaii sticker swap! on Sep 20, 2019
Response: Was everything alright with this swap? I hope you found a use for these stickers in your collection.
ccmmsu rated for ILK Get Crafty with Kawaii ATCs on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh, I love this ATC!!! Cutest nightmare ever. lol Seriously, though, I adore it, and I'm so excited to add it to my collection. Thank you!! And thank you for the awesome extras, too.
Comment: Steff, Thanks a lot for your super cute handmade postcard. It made me smile and happy!! It’s gonna get a special place near my altar. Thank you!
MBakker rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Diagon alley) on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the super awesome atc you made for me. Love it!🦉 Xx Monique
Rainydancer rated for WC ~ Handmade postcard mail art on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: I LOVE this illustration, thanks so much!
Fieke rated for Intl ATC Terrarium/mini garden on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and extra's. I love it !
DeidreArt rated for ILK Get Crafty with Kawaii ATCs on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for for participating in this swap. I really enjoyed your Rilakkuma drawing, he is one of my favorite characters!
zurdoswifey rated for Mega Stickersheets INTL #2 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely assortment of stickers...can use them all 🙂
Response: I am super glad you can use them, always try and make sure they are something that folks will like.
Comment: Wow! Thank you for such a *beautiful* ATC! I really love this and I'm so happy to add it to my collection. Thank you, too, for the loose cards - and most importantly, for being part of this group and swap! I loved this! xoxo
Response: Gosh that arrived quickly, I am super glad you liked it, its been really nice creating art works for this group. I am a bit of a herb crafter myself so as soon as flowers popped up I was very excited!
Comment: So much fun brown -- and such a great variety! Thanks so much!
Response: Delightful, Delicious, Regular boring brown. heee!
Comment: gorgeous ATC! ^^ I love how you made the background as Gracie's infamous shirt print! :) Glad to have you in the series!
kayos rated for My First ATC swap with Trinket on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for my beautiful happy mail! The ATC is gorgeous and it all brought the hugest smile to my face and has me looking forward to my mail swapping journey.
maxbenleo rated for Envie full of surprises on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you and have a good weekend!
Comment: Hey Steff! Thank you ever so much for everything you included for this swap! There are some very interesting things I'm happy to start writing about! I adored the photos the most! Honestly, thank you!
donetta rated for AACG: Red and Blue ATC on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Steph, I absolutely adore your artwork! I wish, wish, wish I had your gift, but instead I was given the ability to appreciate this gift in others. Love the sweet extras, thank you for yet another wonderful swap envelope. You made my day.
Comment: Classic Tom Nook :P! gorgeous as always! thanks ^^
Comment: Thank you for another gorgeous piece of unicorn art! <3 ^^
PrairieKittin rated for BS&S ~ August Stocking Stuffer on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Can't wait to open it. Love the "wrapping paper", by the way. I don't like the usual christmas-y type wrappings. I much prefer the more natural type. Thank you!!!
Response: You know I feel the same, some gifts can have it but others I feel need to have less glitter. Also trying to cut down on 'plastic' papers where I can.

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phillaine on Sep 17, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

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! :)

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