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craftsgalore

craftsgalore
Date Joined: September 25, 2008
Last Online: August 18, 2013
Birthday: March 31
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

On the outside I am a white haired granny but on the inside I feel young at heart and love the internet. I am Mum to 2 and gran to 8. I also have a stepdaughter and 3 step grandchildren. Throughout my life art and music have played a big part but recently I found out about mixed media, altered books, ATC's etc. and SWAPS and I absolutely love this type of art work.

Favorite Music

My music interests are as varied as my crafts. Anything from pop, classical, rock, trad jazz, blue grass, country and easy listening to name some examples. When I have a few spare moments I like to play the keyboard, and accordion.

Favorite Crafts

I just love crafts of all sorts from painting, patchwork, quilting, journalling, scrapbooking, paper crafts, ATC's, altered books. These all being my currents interests, in the past I have done glass engraving, egg decorating and also tried my hand at pottery, sculpting and stone carving. And that's not to mention the years gone by when I did all the knitting and dressmaking and crocheting that wives and mums tend to do. Just recently I have returned to something I used to do many years ago, that is making items with beads, small items of jewelery and books thongs, etc. I started this with the intention of using up beads and findings that I have already have but I'm in its grip again and ended up buying lots more new stuff!! If we're talking about collections and things, I collect ornaments of robins and Great Danes, anything to do with Great Danes and I also have a small collection of unusual cruet sets.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of TV but occassionally I do like to watch things like, Strictly Come Dancing, costume dramas, some history and animal programmes.

Favorite Books

Looking at the books on my book shelf you would find mostly craft books and books relating to art of some description. Non fiction books I like are books by Catherine Cookson and the like. The book I could read again and again is Gone With the Wind.

Favorite Movies

Until recently I had not been to the cinema for many years but lately I have seen and very much enjoyed Avatar in 3D, I love the 3D films, I've also seen Scrooge and Alice in Wonderland. I also like the good old classic westerns and adventure films and, of course, Gone With the Wind, also Pretty Woman, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

My Swaps

I usually try to get any swaps sent ahead of the due date. Living a fair way away from the marjority of swappers I have to allow for delivery time. If you have not received my swap please let me know before you rate me - I will make it up to the best of my ability. Mail to the USA, Canada and Australia for instance will take at least 7 10 days.

Likes and Dislikes

Likes:
not necessary in this order. Anything hand-made:- tags, labels, bookmarks, ATC's, etc., Fancy papers, especially handmade, Ribbons and threads, Vintage prints and ephemera, Flat & semi flat things for collage, Crayons/pens warm days. blue skies. gentle rain. hot toast and 'real' butter. A London style pie and mash supper. my garden. the smell of a freshly bathed amd powdered baby, the smell of cut grass, family. laying in bed at the end of the day and reading a good book, music -most types. patchwork. quilting. painting. drawing, creating mixed media art. paper crafts. fabrics. Unusual cruet sets my electronic embroidery machine. my electronic knitting machine (when I get time to use it). and lots of other things I'll probably think of later.

Dislikes: all types of cruelty, to children, animals, people, freezing rain, heavy windy weather, time wasters, liars, nuisance phone calls, heavy metal music,

Favourite Colours

hot orange. red, siennas, purple, pinks, turquoise. all autumn colours

About Swaps

I'm not into swapping things like food, drinks and make up etc. but I do like to receive anything to do with paper crafts and bead work, altered books, journals, drawings and paintings, hand made items.

Ratings

SamiE rated for May Senders Choice on Dec 10, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for such beautifully-painted inchies! I loved that they had a theme and I learnt of some new flowers - never heard of Buddleia and Catkins actually! Thank you for sending some paper scraps too (:
Response: Thank you for the rating, we sometimes send something we often take for granted not thinking it may be something new to someone else. Glad that they pleased you - thank you also for the heart
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Comment: Very cute inchies! You are a wonderful artist. I love flowers & gardening and I didn't even put that in my profile, so great job. Thanks for the extras too. That bicycle makes me want to create an artist trading card (atc's) because it's the perfect size. I don't do atc's though because I wouldn't know what to do with them all. Inchies are the perfect size to mount with others in a frame on the wall. Thanks again!
Response: Glad you like the inchies, they were my first efforts and I really enjoyed doing them. I'd like to think that the bicycle will get you motivated to doing an ATC, they're fun to do also. Thank you for the heart.
beavertondeb rated for Zentangle ATC on Mar 19, 2011
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Comment: What an absolutely delightful swap. The tea fold card is lovely, and the zentangle fabulous. So many beautiful designs. I'm so new at this and you have provided some wonderful ideas. Thank you too for all the extras. I'm going to display both so that I can enjoy looking at them often.
Response: I am glad you like the ATC and if I have given you some new ideas then that pleases me too.
Gingergirl rated for Art History ATC #5 on Mar 11, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful ATC. The colors are just gorgeous. I love the cat fabric and hope to get back to my sewing soon and your zinnia card is so pretty. Happy swapping.
Response: Glad you like the ATC, Mark Rothko was one of the artists I studied in an art course recently so this swap came at the right time.
teapotallen rated for Decorated Tags - November on Nov 20, 2010
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Comment: thank you
KellyS rated for Decorated Tags - November on Nov 15, 2010
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Comment: I love the tag!! Thanks for the extras :)
Response: I'm glad you like it, I enjoyed doing this swap. Many thanks for the heart
ellie rated for Decorated Tags - November on Nov 15, 2010
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Comment: wonderful tag!! I love the colors Thanks for all the fun extra's
Response: I enjoyed doing this swap- glad you like the tag and many thanks for the heart
Jingles rated for Open Theme swap on Sep 21, 2010
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Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart.
LuldaCasadaga55 rated for BOOK THONG SWAP on Sep 20, 2010
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Comment: Lovely...and thanks for the extras! :)
Response: Glad you like it, thank you for rating and the heart.
Nika rated for BOOK THONG SWAP on Sep 16, 2010
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Comment: Wow, beautiful book thong and box!! Thank you very much.
Response: Mission accomplished - glad you like, thank you for the rating and heart.
SamiE rated for Open Theme swap on Sep 15, 2010
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Comment: Hi... Thanks for the ATC and for the wonderful goodies... Glad to swap with you agan....
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart SamiE, hope we swap again some time.
Miles rated for Open Theme swap on Sep 10, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely art work on your Atc's
Response: You're more than welcome, I enjoyed making them. Thank you for the rating and heart.
clevergirl rated for New Techniques # 4..Paper Weave on Aug 31, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and all the goodies that came with it. Your min-zine was great.
Response: Glad you liked everything
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Comment: Thankyou for your beautiful card and for the extras too
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart
hildevb rated for May Senders Choice on Jun 2, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely atc with the little cats, it is my first atc from scotland!
Response: glad you like it - and many thanks for the heart
zoobekka rated for Music Themed ATC on May 25, 2010
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: glad it got there, thanks for the rating and the heart
raven rated for Famous People on May 24, 2010
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Comment: What a great package..I love your card and find it not only a very creative work of art but also very interesting ..Believe it or not this was one famous person that I knew,,As you noticed my last name is Hyde,,I have read the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde many times, some of my family members are just like this ..lol.. The pocket zine was such a nice thing to send also..Thank you so very much
Response: Oh Raven, I had to smile when I read your rating. Tell me, you don't get all hairy when there's a full moon, do you? lol. Glad you liked the card and thanks a lot for the heart.
thechefsin rated for # 12 Color Combo ATC Swap on May 10, 2010
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Comment: Love your card and thanks for the nice extras. I will put them to good use.
Response: Glad you like everything, thanks for the heart, much appreciated
LadyStephanie rated for Zentangle Sampler Round 2 on May 5, 2010
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely zentangles! I love the flowers, they are really cute. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 93 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
62 109 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

abbyaguas on Mar 31, 2012:

Maligayang Kaarawan from the Philippines :)

racheljohnson on Aug 30, 2010:

I featured your Book Thong swap on the Swap-bot blog here. Thanks for hosting such a unique and crafty swap!

raven on Feb 27, 2010:

Wishing you a very Happy March Birthday atc

form Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

raven on Jan 1, 2010:

atc

Melusine on Jul 20, 2009:

Thank you for the lovely house zentangle ATC. I am relly chuffed to be its owner.

raven on Jul 19, 2009:

atc

camelsamba on Jun 14, 2009:

Eileen, I was so excited to receive your "Green Shutters" ATC because it was my favorite in the May contest. The colors are lovely and it's very soothing.

raven on May 23, 2009:

Thank you for your wonderful tag, the beautiful Vintage Atc and the amazing Rose Book Marker..Also for the nice Thank You about our group..this means a lot to me...

rose

Mia on Apr 1, 2009:

hugs

thanks for the great ATC from the WTA E&T Group...I love it! And Happy Birthday too!!

CrayonMom on Mar 26, 2009:

Happy Birthday

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