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cafras

cafras
Date Joined: April 3, 2008
Last Online: May 25, 2017

Country: Australia

About Me

Hi. Since discovering Swap-bot I have enjoyed sharing swaps with others. I'm interested in anything 'Arty' and creative, particularly ATC's and Mail-art in the form of envelopes.

I live in a suburb of Perth in Western Australia a good place to be. I've travelled to many places and my favourite part of West Aust is the North West and Central Australia The colours there of the blue sky and red earth I find very inspiring. Kids are grown up and 'flown the coupe' and I live with my male companion, Ernie, a 4.2kg Chihuahua cross ! got his name because he looks like a Dingo ( a miniture one at that )
I am very content with my life.

Likes and dislikes:

I love colour. Everyone has some talent so I'd like to see what you can do .... painting, drawing (I can't), collage, computer...Please "some" effort - abit more than cut out magazine picture stuck on card. I'm an animal lover...addicted to ATC's and I believe in angels.
My favourite foods are Chocolate, Pizza , Fish and Chips, not necessarily in that order and not at the same time.

Please do not send me anything resembling porn. Tasteful semi nudity acceptable, anything else OK .........extra ATC, decorated envelope, It's nice to receive the surprise extras but I don't expect them ( I'm aware of postal costs, especially with International mail ) ** extras do not guarantee a heart ** ..... please NO MORE LITTLE BITS OF PAPER. ( eg ATC backgrounds)..... I love getting something in the mail box so I look forward to receiving my swaps and look for effort in the swap... not just a piece of printed paper with embellishments stuck on. I like to receive work that reflects the personality of the creator.... saying that, I do take into consideration your swapping/art experience. But I wouldn't say no to used postage stamps

I send and rate promptly and would like the same consideration and always contact my partners when I have sent their swap. Please let me know if you don't receive from me in a reasonable time. *I have had swaps go astray * or if you have a problem doing your swap for me by the send by date.

I see what alot of members put in their requests - What I'd like most of all if anyone has any to spare is ........time ! (Not enough hrs in my day or days in my week) and a fairy godmother to come and do all the things I don't get done so I can spend more time on 'arty, creative things'......... No ? I didn't think I'd get too many offers on these

Update : still waiting for the above mentioned so have had to make a resolution to give up one day a week of 'arting' to do housework !!

My recently aquired interest is zines. I find them "mind challenging" to create.

ATCs - a recent trend appears to be to extend the edges with lace, embellishments etc. Please, if making an ATC for me I prefer them to be the normal size as I like to store them in those plastic pockets in a file. Extended tops OK

Ratings

mizlilyroo rated for Altered Children's Book Round #3 on May 25, 2017
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Response: Thank you in advance ... 'you know'' cheers
AmirainOz rated for Altered Magazine Art #1 on May 23, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for this fun swap. xxA
Response: Thanks for the heart and your encouragement :)
helo rated for Rainbow zig zag 8 - Black and white on May 16, 2017
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Comment: Lovely cute cat page and nice to catch up for coffee. xxx
Response: Yes, it was. Thanks for the heart
Jazz rated for Rainbow Zig Zag 7 - Violet (purple) on Apr 27, 2017
5
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Comment: That was exactly me! outrageous to the end! thanks once again ,love your work xx
Response: haha ... Thanks you for the heart
123Poggy123 rated for Private stamping with balloon on Apr 25, 2017
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Comment: I love the idea that you used a rubber glove for this swap. Very inventive. You sent 2 absolutely beautiful ATCs. I love the colors you used on both of them. This is why you are one of my favorite swappers. Thank you for the music sheets & rubber unmounted stamp for me to use.
Response: Pleased that you liked my effort, thank you very much for your comments and heart.
Star7Lily rated for ATC Collage and Paint on Apr 24, 2017
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Comment: Catherine these are beautiful, I shall treasure them, thank you so much! I also enjoyed this process, wouldn't mind having a go in a journal style, especially after seeing your ATC's close-up. Well done!
Response: Thank you for your comment and journal suggestion.
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Comment: Nice work cafras. I like Marie Antionette and the rain falling outside the window.
Response: Thank you .. Now need to collect my #3 prompts
mizlilyroo rated for A4 Journal Page prompts #2 on Mar 29, 2017
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Comment: I LOVE your page Catherine, the subtle pink circles are soft and slightly hypnotic and compliment the other elements so well.
Response: Thank you so much for your comment and heart. Yes it was a lovely colour combo
debtea2 rated for Add words on Mar 27, 2017
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Comment: love the ATC and the extras thank you so much, have a happy fall :) I'm looking forward to a nice spring
Response: Thank you for the heart, Our Autumn (fall) is really pleasant just now in the West.
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Comment: I know it will be lovely, as always.
Response: Pleased to hear it arrived safely, Thanks for the heart, I'm looking forward to Rnd 2
suzanne33 rated for Tea Bag Art #1 on Mar 9, 2017
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Comment: What a delight! Thank you so much. I especially love the geisha. And John will love the coffee..
Response: Thank you
AnitaMac rated for Vintage Lovers ATC swap on Feb 16, 2017
5
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for the great ATC. I've been trying to figure out how the frame was made, as it looks embossed and punched and who knows what else. We did have some hot weather and luckily there have been no fires in our area. I heard about the floods in WA and hope you haven't been washed away. Crazy weather! Take care. :)
Response: Thank you so much. Do you know I can't remember clearly ( I made another Valentine swap at the same time ) I think black card embossed and rub over with embossing paste ?? anyway that technique works :)
Jazz rated for Rainbow zig zag 6 - Indigo on Feb 10, 2017
5
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Comment: As usual ,great, look forward to your swaps,thank you ,love this swap x
Response: Yes, I'm hoping to get my cards made into the z z journal, Thanks for the heart
Jazz rated for Valentine ATC and a Heart on Feb 10, 2017
5
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Comment: WONDERFUL! thank you ,love them both..hope you get a rose x
Response: Haha I don't know where the rose will come from, Still it's a nice thought. Thanks for the rate
Star7Lily rated for A4 Journal Page Prompts #1 on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much Catherine, clever interpretation of the prompts, it was difficult this round.. a lot of fun too. I like those stencils you sent... i shall use them with gusto. Audrey was a darling lady, I shall put her poem up in my sacred space where I meditate, a worthy addition. Many blessings x
Response: Thank you Jane. Yes Audrey had a graciousness about her
JenniferB rated for 3 for 1 atc swap on Jan 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Catherine, your 3 for 1 ATC is absolutely beautiful, I love it so much! The wonderful work you've put in to it is wow. I'm hooked on quote too, so that makes it better still! I'm trying to hunt that gold you've used-can you tell me the name of it? Thank you for all the fab useful extras too. Nice to hear from you, take care 😊❤ UPDATE:24th Jan 2017 - Catherine, thank you so much for the surprise mail, you made me so happy and was totally unexpected! You are a gem! xx JenniferB
Response: Thank you so much Jen. I will PM you re your query :)
ema819 rated for Stamp exchange - PRIVATE swap on Jan 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamps and decorative envelope used.
Response: Thank you for the heart and exchanging with me.
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Comment: Thank you very much Catherine, my first christmas card and a lovely one too, well done you. I like the 'blue' page theme you chose aswell...very cool and calming addition to my growing zig-zag.
Response: Thank you for the heart...I'm pleased you liked it.
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Comment: How special... you really did well with the illustration. Thank you for the card and for being a great host and leader.
Response: Thank you for the heart and the compliments
Arabella rated for Stamping with leaves background on Nov 10, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute atcs! And love your letter with all the interesting info! And thank you for the leaf die cuts - will be fun using them!
Response: Thank you for your comments .... yes that leaf die is really lovely

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Comments

JenniferB on Sep 2, 2016:

Just popped in to say "hi"...😊

anrtist on Mar 11, 2016:

SSOOOOoooo.......


Have i told you lately.......
that you are one of my favorite SP Peaple???LOL

HAPPY ST. Patrick's DAY!!! ;-)


Have a GREAT DAY!!!! ;-)
Love & Blessings, cc

neca84 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas, thanks for being a part of the best group on Swap-bot, Active Aussie SWAPaholics :)

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suzanne33 on Oct 7, 2014:

CATHERINE!!! THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much for angelling Colleen for me. You are so generous. Love the ATCs. Jane looks expressionless! The footy final is expressive even though there are no faces... who won I wonder? AND Love the lace, it will be used with the tatty fringe in tact. And thanks for the serviette. That will be used too.

Wuzzel on Aug 10, 2014:

Oh thanks for copy of #5 I havn't a clue not only do I now have a full set to bind but got to see you wonderful take on it love love love it thanks :)

Candyn29 on May 9, 2014:

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LaviniaRiverina on Apr 18, 2014:

mizlilyroo on Dec 12, 2013:

Thanks for participating in the "Consequences ATC/Mini Zine Jam" swap. Its all done and rated. The idea was good and the execution interesting and varied. I hope you enjoyed it.

suzanne33 on Dec 5, 2013:

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEEE the zines. Thank you so much. You have inspired me to have a go.

mappy on Aug 4, 2013:

Thankyou Catherine, I was most surprised to receive the book from Carol. I truly appreciate the time and effort you spent making your pages so that I could have a finished product too. Much love xoxox

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