Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2024 3:37 pm


Date Joined: April 3, 2008
Last Online: August 31, 2021

Country: Australia
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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' I am very content with my life.

2019.. I now have a new little companion.. Lily a long haired chihuahua. While adorable has a mind of her own.

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


mizlilyroo rated for ART Tag CIRCUS on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Lovely work. Your lass is certainly 'springing' from the high wire!. I like the little transparencies and especially the magpie tag.
Response: Thank you for the rating. I thought you might like the transparencies and hope you can apply them to something.
suzanne33 rated for Positivity Cards on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap. Loved your work. (So did my niece). The positive messages were inspiring. The envelope looked simple to make but at the same time spectacular. I have included them in my journal. And thank you for the extras.
Response: Thank you for your rate and the opportunity to to do this swap.
suzanne33 rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Lovely
Response: thank you
suzanne33 rated for Impressionist Art 5 x 7 page on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: Russian Impressionists... mmmm... hadn't thought of them. Lovely work and, yes, she looks so relaxed. Thank you.
Response: Yes, I think they are often overlooked. Thank you for the rate
AmirainOz rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 31, 2020
Comment: Love your mixed media journal cover- can't wait to start adding to it!!
Response: thank you and likewise
Star7Lily rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 28, 2020
Comment: A lovely journal Catherine, always good to see your work. xx
sojourner rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 17, 2020
Comment: Great use for those bread tags and a very pretty cover
Response: Thank you
mizlilyroo rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 16, 2020
mizlilyroo rated for Email a mini zine on May 1, 2020
Response: Thank you for your rate
AmirainOz rated for Email a mini zine on Apr 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great swap xxA
sojourner rated for Email a mini zine on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: πŸ’• A great feelgood zine. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the opportunity to make the zine
suzanne33 rated for Email a mini zine on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: Love your zine. Love the sentiments and the illustrations. Another wonderful collection for my altered book. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for your rating. I started out with a complete mind blank so I'm pleased that you liked it.
AmirainOz rated for Decorative Napkin Page on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Love your decorative napkin page. Hope to get it soon xxA
Response: Yes ... if you stand at the bottom of the driveway ! Thanks for your comment and heart
mizlilyroo rated for Collaged Clothing Tag on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: What a cheerful collection of tags! Lovely.
Response: Many thanks
2012ash rated for Valentine on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, and for the extras.
Response: You are very welcome
suzanne33 rated for Altered large puzzle piece on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely addition to my altered book. Special thanks for the extras too.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating
Star7Lily rated for Bits and Pieces Collage on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Dear Catherine, What a delight to see your interpretation of the bits n pieces that Ruth sent us. So ephemeral and the J is so me! Wow! I loved this swap so much. xxx lots hearts. xxx
lostinavalon rated for Tea Tasks on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: I love everything about this lovely swap---thank you! The sweet napkin, tea, the cute little Alice book, the adorable card---all are so special! Thank you for the nice letter describing your fun tea party experience. I really enjoyed this swap! Blessings to you!
Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary response.
Star7Lily rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 2 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: What a gorgeous postcard herbal this was to receive Catherine. I loved it so much, it shall take a special spot in my handmade journal. Thank you for all your extras too. I am spoilt and feel so special. Blessings xxx
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for the heart x
Star7Lily rated for ART Tag 'Flowers & Butterflies' on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: My dear friend, what a wonderful tag and goodies to behold. You've inspired me to explore in 3D more. Thank you ever so much xxxx
Response: Thank you ... I hope the colours cheer you and bring rain .. haha

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cafras on Jul 28, 2018:

That's my call ... can't wait for summer !

AmirainOz on Jul 28, 2018:

Can't wait for summer image

AmirainOz on Jul 28, 2018:


JenniferB on Sep 2, 2016:

Just popped in to say "hi"...😊

anrtist on Mar 11, 2016:


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 :)


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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