Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2018 10:37 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2008
Last Online: October 11, 2018

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' 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


Comment: What a lovely little parcel so thoughtful and I love the ATC for this swap. The frame is a very clever idea, I would not have thought of that, and yes every maker ought to have one. Lots of fun opening and relishing the contents. Thank you so much xxx
Response: Thank you ! :)
AnnaM rated for Regency Era Quote Bookmark on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Catherine, thank you for such a lovely bookmark, I appreciate that you looked at my profile and personalized the quote. Your water colour design is just perfect. Thank you again!.
Response: thank you for the rating and I'm pleased you liked it.
fairypretty7 rated for ART TAG CHALLENGE 2 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Love the tag and the butterflies.Thanks
Response: That's good ,, Thanks for the heart, am looking forward to receiving yours.
Star7Lily rated for Prominent Georgian Figure ATC on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Catherine, I love them. The extra was a special surprise, and to me she was included in the regency being born in it. Big hugs, xx
Response: Thank you so much Jane
Comment: Thank you Catherine, this is a wonderful ATC, I love your style very much. It will live in my journal as a special keepsake, lovely swapping with you again! xx
Response: Thank you very much for your compliment and heart x
AnnaM rated for A Postcard Herbal on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Catherine, this was such a beautiful swap for me. I loved the card you made. Thank you for the extras too! β™₯
Response: Oh thank you, and for your rate.
suzanne33 rated for ARTY ENVELOPE on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Beautiful...love it. Also love the faux stamp.
Response: So pleased it turned up,
fairypretty7 rated for A4 Art Journal Page 1-2-3 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Great page. I too vented about my broken foot and what i feel i have missed out on with having the cast and then the moon boot on. Thanks for the tissue paper and stickers.
Response: That's a coincidence!... Thanks for the heart.
AmirainOz rated for ART TAG CHALLENGE on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you I loved this swap and I loved your tag xxA
Response: :) pleased you did and thank you for your rate.
mizlilyroo rated for Christmas Magpie Journal on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: What a lovely journal! Joyful, fun and with so much thought in each element. I had such fun looking at every detail on every page. Beautiful work, as always.
Response: Thank you so much for your encouraging comment.
Star7Lily rated for A4 Art Journal Swap on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: So intimate Catherine, I feel blessed. It will give my A4 journal some depth, emotion, and what better way to express it than through art. Well done. xx Thank yo for the extras...will come in handy!
Response: thank you for the heart and comment x
Star7Lily rated for Altered Children's Book Round #6 on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: The best experience I've had on Swap-bot. Loved the way we each grew through our art pages, closer in spirit and more mature in our practice. Be ever so proud of your efforts Catherine, can't wait for our adventure next year!
Response: Thank you Jane.
suzanne33 rated for Collage papers Journal Page on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Love the papers you made and the way you have melded them into "a bunch". Another nice one for my journal. And thanks for heart, and the lovely paper.
Response: Thanks Suz for your comments and heart.
mizlilyroo rated for Altered Children's Book Rnd #5 on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Love it, love it! Looking forward to the last Round of this swap. Maybe we can then do An Edwardian Ladys journal Round Robin Swap.
Response: Thanks for the heart ... wow you are getting ahead ! Edwardian Ladies I like that idea.
Star7Lily rated for Journal Prompt #5 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Dearest Cafras, I shall treasure your A4 page, a lovely subject, and the colours reflect in empathy your recent goings on, and worked out beautifully. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to create so artfully. Many hearts.
Response: Jane, thank you very much for the compliment and rate
mizlilyroo rated for Journal Prompt #4 on Oct 7, 2017
Response: Thank you for your kindness in giving me a heart.
mizlilyroo rated for Altered Children's Book Round #4 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Loved the fairy! Good stuff.
Response: Thank you. I know it wasn't ''up to scratch " :)
Jazz rated for A4 Journal Prompt #3 on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks Catherine..lovely and creative as usual..sorry late with rating. Hopr you are on your feet again..Cheers Jan x
Response: Thanks for the heart I'm glad to hear that you received it. Yes improving thanks
stitchinwitch rated for Recycle on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC's Sorry for delay in rating, I've just moved house so everything is a bit crazy x
Response: Thank you very much for your rate... One never knows what goes on with the other over distance, Hope the move goes well and you'll be happy.
stonekeepers rated for Beautiful Geisha atc swap on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome ATCs I love them both. You can tell when someone puts in the extra time to make their art special. :-)

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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:


LaviniaRiverina on Apr 18, 2014:

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