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astarael

astarael
Date Joined: June 9, 2008
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: November 1, 1989
Country: Australia

About Me ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

I am traveling overseas until from August 28th to September 19th. I may be slow to reply to messages and I will rate any cards received while Iโ€™m away when I get back from my trip.

I come from a land down under aka Australia so please be patient when waiting for swaps to arrive. Your patience will be reciprocated on my end as I know things sent to me usually take a while as well. Thank you

Due to the time difference between Australia and the US, there may sometimes be a difference in the date I mark as sent, and the date of the postmark. Anything I post from Friday evening onwards is usually not postmarked until the following Monday

I'm a 29 yo female from Melbourne Australia and have decided to rekindle my interest in swapping postcards after a 10 year hiatus. Some fun facts about me: I'm a twin (have a twin sister Anna), I'm a vegetarian, I'm left handed and I share a birthday with Hello Kitty!! My favorite colours are purple and pink. I have two rescued ex-racing greyhounds called Suzie and Sandy

I used to make handmade crafts for swapping but I donโ€™t have as much time for that, so Iโ€™m just sticking with postcard swaps at the moment. Maybe I will get back into crafting some day.

My interests include:
drinking tea, gardening, plants, bonsai, terrariums, botanical art, watercolour painting, desserts and cakes, reading, listening to music, collecting postcards, travelling, other countries and cultures and foreign languages, the environment, social justice and human rights issues.

Postcard Swaps ๐Ÿ“ฎ

As far as postcards go, I prefer handmade postcards or "arty" postcards, I'm not so into touristy postcards. I do collect free postcards as well so long as they are a bit "arty" looking and not just blatant advertising.

Iโ€™m happy to receive my postcards naked and stamped, with the exception of senders choice cards which Iโ€™d prefer in an envelope, so I can pass them on if they donโ€™t fit in with my collection/tastes. Also if you are sending cards to me from multiple swaps, I donโ€™t mind if you want to combine them in an envelope to save on postage.

I love participating in and hosting themed postcard swaps, so if you do too, please come and join my group: Postcards on a Theme INTL

Dislikes ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

Things I don't like include meat, spiders, cockroaches, dung beetles, apples, grapes and really 70's and 80's patterns. I also dislike all forms of bigotry (sexism, racism, homophobia and so on).

ABOUT RELIGIOUS ITEMS: please do not send me any religious items. I have nothing against any religion, but would just prefer not to be sent such items. It's not that I find any religion offensive, on the contrary I'm all for religious freedom, but I'm not really religious myself so I don't really have any use for religious items.

Favorite Characters ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿ›

Le Petit Prince (aka der Kleine Prinz or the Little Prince), Babar the elephant, Elmer the elephant, Hello Kitty, Chococat, Totoro and other Miyazaki related characters, the Very Hungry Caterpillar

โค๏ธ Ratings โญ๏ธ

I try my best to rate every swap I receive, but I sometimes get a little confused, especially if I don't get a chance to get onto swap-bot for a few days. If you think I should have rated you for something and I haven't, just send me a friendly PM to remind me!! Thanks :D

I received a card on April 24, a "Desert in Bloom" card from Arizona, with no swap name or swap-bot username on it, please PM me if you sent this card so I can rate you. Thank you :)

Private swaps ๐Ÿคซ

Please message me if you would like to do a private postcard swap.

Flakers and Non-Raters ๐Ÿคฌ

@jennyapples flaked on me in Moon Postcard swap - angelโ€™ed by @susieq11 thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

@Fireball96 did not rate me for Intl PC #9 Gardens

Ratings

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Comment: I love your astronomy art! You really captured the feeling of looking into space. Thank you so much!
lilmermaid rated for [Ring] postcard package #3 on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very much
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Comment: Perfect choice for a red theme... apples! Nice card. Many thanks. It was a fun swap. PS... lovely Queen stamp.
Response: Here in Australia they change the international stamps only every few months. I keep asking at the post office when will there be new ones because people probably think I'm sending a card from England! So good to know someone likes the Queen stamps haha :)
CheyanneB rated for CPG QUICKIE - Art PC #2: Global on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: LOVE the postcard! Thanks so much!!
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Comment: This card is so cool and lovely! I'd love a tablecloth with this design. I think it's funny it says it's a children's tablecloth. Like they're sitting at another table. They usually only sit at another table when we have a large dinner party. The orange butterfly stickers are so great as well. Orange is my fav THANKS! :):):):):)
Eulegirl rated for Artsy Fartsy #19 on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: I love this card! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty waratah. It reminds me of proteas I have seen in South Africa. And now have a nice evening.
Chaosfrau rated for [Ring] postcard package #2 on Aug 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much! Quite different to mine, and so confusing to read from opposite seasons :-)
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Comment: Thank you, Pia , but hope next time you'll note that I prefer mine blank in an envie :) The purple stamp collage reminds me of one I made for a friend whose favorite color is purple.
spinweaver rated for Artsy Fartsy #19 on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Karebear110 rated for Love Your Mother PC on Aug 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the postcards! You are so generous. Nature postcards are some of my favorites so these are great!
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Comment: Super cute card! It says "Victoria and Albert Museum" on the back--did you go? Thanks for sharing!
Sizzle rated for Scales: A Mermaid PC Swap on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Hello Pia! Thank you for such a pretty postcard, the art is so beautiful! It definitely made me smile when I opened my mailbox, thank you!!
Malliecat rated for Studio Ghibli Postcard Swap on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard ๐Ÿฅฐ
papercraftkath rated for Scales: A Mermaid PC Swap on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mermaid postcard. I love the artwork. Much appreciated!
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Comment: Thanks so much!
StargazerHM rated for Studio Ghibli Postcard Swap on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful tulip card, it's really beautiful! and thanks for the tulip mania trivia, I love to learn something new. (and it is crazy indeed!)
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Comment: Thank you Pia. Such a beautiful dreamy card. Boats and the sea are two of my favorite things, so your choice was perfect. Love it!
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Comment: Thank you so much for hosting this lovely swap and thank you x a million for the gorgeous postcard! Have a stunning week :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 161 30 32
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Comments

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

Thank you for the Totoro postcard for PTG: Naked Postcard Tag! : ) Theyโ€™re showing it in the theater next week. Hope to go!! xxx

yvonne401 on Jun 23, 2019:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

lou on Jun 11, 2019:

Happy 11 years on Swap-Bot!

spaceanddeath on Sep 18, 2009:

Just invited you to Swapping for a Better World, a new social justice swapping group I'm starting. I thought you might be interested based on the info in your profile. Please feel free to suggests others to invite if you like.

Thanks!

smokeandmirrors on Jul 28, 2009:

Hello! I am hosting Profile In A Box #2 and would love for you to participate again! Hope to see you there! :-D

mutiny on Apr 8, 2009:

Hey! There are some new Glytter Kytten swaps up now - hope you can join us! mutiny :)

glytterkytten

weeatcrayons on Mar 30, 2009:

We have some more new swaps up at Rainbows & Rainclouds. You should come check out what we have up here! Come check out the forums and make your own suggestions for swaps, we have a contest going on!

hayatiggs on Mar 21, 2009:

Come join the Whimsical Woodland Wonderland group $5 Etsy Profile Surprise Swap!

weeatcrayons on Mar 17, 2009:

Come see all the new swaps we have up at Rainbows & Rainclouds!! There's some edible yummies, beads, paper scraps and stationery swaps going on!! Come join us in the fun!!

Avalance on Mar 15, 2009:

Enjoy your set(s) ^^ I am new there so not really good at creating big sets yet!

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