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boatingbelle

boatingbelle
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Last Online: January 20, 2016
Birthday: September 8
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

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Updated 27.10.10

I am a retired laboratory technician still young at heart. I live in a small village in Bedfordshire, UK. I have three grown-up children and 1 wonderful grandson who is the love of my life! I started making ATCs after my daughter showed me some of hers and have been hooked ever since.

Favourite things include dark chocolate, snow, sunsets, warm bread, cats, other peoples' dogs, reading in bed, wild flowers, gardening, and cruising the canals of England on our narrowboat. Hence Boatingbelle!!

I like cool colours, blues, greens, pale yellows etc, autumn reds and golds and black and white but am not too keen on dayglo or sugary pinks.

I like coffee but dislike tea of any kind, including fruit teas - uurgh!!

I wear very little jewellery and never ear-rings.

Favorite Music

I like anything from the 60s, old crooners (Sinatra, Crosbie, Perry Como, Dean Martin etc), covers of classics by modern singers, (especially Rod Stewart), Johnny Cash and most male C and W singers. Also Meatloaf, Katie Melua, Nina Simone, David Essex, I could go on for hours. Basically I like a bit from each era but not everything from any one. I have recently re-discovered Leonard Cohen.

Favorite Movies

I love all musicals especially the old ones, Fred Astaire, Busby Berkeley etc. Also Butch Cassidy, the Producers (the original not the recent remake) and The Sting, absolute favourite has to be Singing in the Rain.

Favorite Television

I love a good gripping drama, Dawn French, Victoria Wood and similar comediennes. I hate Big Brother and 'Get me out of the Jungle' type shows. They all seem so contrived, I'm sure they all go back to a hotel after filming!

Favorite Crafts

I've always enjoyed sewing, knitting and cross stitch (a legacy from my mother) and also like card-making. I love making ATCs and have been happily swapping them for about 2 years now. I like to hear from other swappers about their methods of making and it's also nice to receive a few lines about their lifestyle.

I like to have a go at other crafts and have several books that I will get around to 'one day'. These include lace-making and three dimensional embroidery. Clay modelling and digitally altered photography also sound interesting.

Pet hates

Dislikes include tea of any kind (I am a coffee addict), swaps with little effort, cold, wet days, junk TV and spinach!

Favorite Books

My recent reads include Jeffrey Deaver, Michael Connolly, John Connolly and Mark Billingham. I loved Cold Mountain and Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island and have recently read The Time Traveller's Wife. I've also enjoyed The Kite Flier and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Husseini.

Ratings

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lttleetoile rated for Altered Text ATC Swap #1 Green on Mar 22, 2012
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Comment: Love the ATC! Thanks!
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Comment: Nice! Great use of the bunny hanging from the flower for a Halloween card - looks like a noose! Really fits my style! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting ATC...it's like 3 holidays wrapped in 1.
Pjevsen rated for Book page ATC on Mar 10, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC - I just love it :-)
Jox rated for 3 Days of British Birds Christmas! on Jan 30, 2012
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Weeprain rated for 100,000! on Nov 13, 2011
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Comment: I love the labels, thanks so much, you bet I'll use them!
BeverlyBling rated for September Journal on Oct 23, 2011
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Comment: I love your journal Margot and the various aspects of your life that you shared with me. Thank you
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Comment: Thank you - lovely ATC
Karretjies rated for ATC - Pink As Sweet Lemonade on Sep 24, 2011
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Comment: Thank you
jpride rated for ATC - Black As The Darkest Night on Sep 21, 2011
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Comment: Always room for so handsome a kitty :)
margoartist rated for ATC - All Shades Of Gray on Sep 20, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great ATC!
Onaki rated for ATC - Brown Leaves, Seasons Change on Sep 16, 2011
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jj9jj rated for ATC - Orange Rhymes With... on Sep 14, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the nice Orange ATC. It has some of the same elements I used in mine!
ladymel rated for ATC - All Shades Of Gray on Sep 12, 2011
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Comment: cute!
ladylouie rated for ATC - Black As The Darkest Night on Sep 12, 2011
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Comment: Great ATC. I think I'll be safe with that kitty . ;)
ramona rated for ATC - Orange Rhymes With... on Sep 12, 2011
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Comment: lovely card and thanks for the extras!
Gram rated for ATC - Pink As Sweet Lemonade on Sep 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the very pretty "Daisy dreams" Pink ATC. Hope you enjoy getting back into swapping . Happy swapping! Geneva/gram
RainbowRose rated for Fun with Mug Rugs! on Aug 30, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for my journal pages. I like the purple and brown page, I think it's really cool. I enjoyed reading about your bird box.

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Comments

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY!

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

BeautifulMess on Jul 4, 2011:

Please become more active in the Uk Swap-bot group, I am going through members, anyone who hasn't been on swap-bot in over a month or visited the group will be removed until they can become more active.

Uk Swap-bot

BeverlyBling on Dec 22, 2010:

Wow - what a wonderful Christmas decoration. Did you make it? So accurate and precise (my maths side coming out). I love it. Thank you so much. See you in January in our journals. xx

RyeRye on Dec 19, 2010:

The Crafting Queens Group~

Pookledo on Dec 11, 2010:

Thankyou for the lovely sequins and beads. Purple is my favourite colour :)

NaughtyElf on Oct 26, 2010:

I am so glad you liked the ATC I sent! Yes it is on my profile as it is one of the more recent ATC's I have made. Thank you for your comment, have wonderful evening!

raven on Oct 5, 2010:

atc

raven on Jun 3, 2010:

You are the nicest person ever..I love the card you sent and that was so thoughtful, made me feel real special..That background was amazing, wish my camera would make that mistake, its beautiful,,Great color too and the dragon is perfect..Thank you so very much..

Mojo on May 26, 2010:

Thanks for the gorgeous British Birds YGM!! I love the little crochet pouch - it is SO cute!! Now gotta find something to keep in it!! =) xx

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