Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2020 5:03 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: January 19, 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 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


parakeetmails rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #20 ☆ on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Tverne05 rated for AAA: Wings on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. I like the bird.
Chocopan rated for Small Stocking Stuffers on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the mail!
DeidreArt rated for ILK: November 11-11-11 Swap on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies and signing up for my swap!
DeidreArt rated for Merry Kawaii Christmas on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Saving mine for Christmas, can't wait to open! Thanks for signing up!
Response: Message recived about a envelope that had been sliced open and the cotents stolen - I'll see what I can do about fixing this for you <3
Comment: Thank you!
Response: I have just finished using up the last of my fancy stickers, I hope you have enjoyed yours too, sorry the sheet had to be chopped up to fit inside the christmas card.
Fever rated for SIE: wonderful Chritmas time on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Wow, I can't believe you handcrafted these amazing decorations. I'm absolutely stunned - thank you for sharing your talent with me, they are absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you wrapped up for me. :) From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for taking this time to make something just for me, that is truly amazing. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, I love making things like this and knowing they have found a good home is important to me.
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait the Christmas to come so I can open these :) I am especially curious about the flat one now that you mentioned it...
Response: -innocent face- I cant wait for you to find out whats inside your present. Have a good Christmas time.
SerenaAzureth rated for GS : Intl ATC Zelda : Zelda on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Oh Trinket! I love her so much! Thank you for this absolutely gorgeous Zelda and all the fun papers! I can't wait to use them in projects! ^.^
Response: These papers are the heart of all of the things I make, my journal is stuffed with them. I am super happy you like your card.
Comment: pretty card and great wrapped goodies! thank you so much. Happy Holidays!
Response: Have a wonderful Christmas time, I hope you like your goodies.
Comment: Thank you for a beautifully created Christmas wreath .Have a wonderful holiday season.I appreciate the extras.
Response: It was a pleasure to draw, I have to say this was the prompt for an ATC this year I was looking forward to the mostest.
Amelie rated for Small Stocking Stuffers on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful things you sent me. I loved the kraft paper with foxes and penguins. You are wonderful! 💛
Response: Awwhhh yis I am not the only one who loves those lil chaps. I love the foxes especially so.
HustleNGrow rated for AAA : ATC Color Palette #745 on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you soo much for the ATC! Your art is so cool and I love it!
renmagpie rated for BTH: HD/HP Bare Trees ATC on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Wow, I really love this ATC. You're a beautiful artist - and I didn't think it was quite so bleak as you indicated. There's a lot of texture and it looks like a lovely, fantasy wood to me. Thank you! xoxo
Comment: Wowza! That is an amazing art print! I already put it up on my wall. I am such a crazy cat lady so it is perfect for me and my apartment. Im very impressed with your artwork. Also love the goodies and packaging, such unique prints and things. Cant wait to use the silver strips. That print is above and beyond though!
AlishaK rated for Sticker Sheet Swap #16 on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful sticker sheets! Great variety!
zurdoswifey rated for Sticker Sheet Swap #16 on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the super cute nd thoughtful selection of stickers =)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and gorgeous cards! I'll put it in my to-reply box. I hope your winter holidays this year are magical too!
EmmaLouLoves rated for EML: Happy Mail #6 on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you Steff, lovely items, cute cat memo's and I love the cake notelets. :o) Em.

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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

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 ! 😍

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