Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2019 1:02 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2008
Last Online: October 23, 2019

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


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
Star7Lily rated for Altered Book on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my tags too Catherine, lovely and interesting. I like what you have done with your pages. xx
Response: many thanks and for the heart
mizlilyroo rated for Altered Book on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Lovely start.
Response: Thanks ... I hope this project will progress
suzanne33 rated for Altered Book on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Wonderful backgrounds ready to take tags. Great idea for an ongoing swap
Response: Thank you Suz .. I'm looking forward to filling it.
mizlilyroo rated for Inspired by Nature on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your most interesting piece. Mine was also very abstract.
Response: many thanks for your rate and for hosting this swap.
Star7Lily rated for ATC easy on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Catherine what an amazing psychedelic effect on the cards. love them very much. Thank you for the extras, I will use them with joy.
Response: Thank you Jane
fairypretty7 rated for A Smart Christmas Card on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for joining the swap and the heart
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! โ™ฅ
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.

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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"...รฐลธหœล 

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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