Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 1:02 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2008
Last Online: January 16, 2018

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


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. :-)
AmirainOz rated for Altered Magazine Art #2 on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you Catherine.... I really enjoyed the fun of this swap. xxA
Response: Yes it is and it's a great technique. Thanks for hosting it
suzanne33 rated for Collage and Paint A4 page on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: What a lovely page for my journal- thank you. Love all the romantic images that you have melded together. Thank you for the lovely goodies too. Oh yes, love paper, so any that I receive are most appreciated.
Response: So pleased you liked it, thanks for the heart, I didn't expect that you'd receive it before Wed ? postie must have swum the flooded river :) x
mizlilyroo rated for Altered Children's Book Round #3 on May 25, 2017
Comment: clever use of the little door latch and spider as your 'something metallic'. I finally opened it on Friday once I had posted star7lily's book.
Response: Thank you in advance ... 'you know'' cheers
AmirainOz rated for Altered Magazine Art #1 on May 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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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 :)

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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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