Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2021 5:39 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2020
Last Online: April 18, 2021
Birthday: February 8
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I love to be outdoors. It doesn't matter whether it is sitting in the garden, going for walks in the woods or camping. Sometimes we put the tent up in the garden just for fun. I spent a night out in a thunder storm. It was amazing seeing the tent light up with the lightning.

I like to spend my spare time creating things for the grandchildren. I like to knit, sew and attempt to crochet.

I live on a dairy farm with my husband and some of the children, the rest have their own families and homes. We have several pets 4 dogs, 3 geese, 7 chickens, 5 cows - they are not part of the farm, a pond with fish and tropical tank in the house.

Just to let you know, I do not drink any hot drinks. If the swap suggests sending these as part of the swap, save them for another person who will enjoy them.

Favorite Books

I would like to read much more than I have time to. I read a lot of children's books as I work in a primary school. At the moment my favourite authors are Julia Donaldson and Karen Kingsbury.

Update 14/3/2021 When I go anywhere I like to get children's books in the language of that country.

Favorite Crafts

I will try nearly anything, although I am no good at art. I cannot draw or paint. I prefer to mess with fabric or paper/card. I produce better results. Knitting is what I do most, followed by sewing.

Following advice from another swapper, I am not going to say that I am no good at art. I am now still practising and as I have not yet found my niche.

I am beginning to dabble with junk journaling, journal cards, making envelopes and pockets. I have been watching You Tube videos to learn more and bought my first ink for going round the edges of cards etc. Still so much more to learn.

Jan 2021, I have discovered paper napkins and love them. I am going to have a lot of fun seeing what I can do with them.

March 2021 I have found the theme that I like when I make junk journals. I love vintage. So now I collect old tickets, photos, receipts and anything really. My favourite recent buy was a collection of greetings cards from the 1920s. I have quite a stash of old postcards and love to read them and discover about people.

Favorite Television

We do not watch television but we do watch DVDs. We watch boxed sets of TV series inbetween repeatedly watching Star Wars, although I have not got all the films yet. The rest of the family prefer action films.

A B C of likes

This may take some time to do. A little will be added at a time.

A- animals of the large kind, Aboriginal art,

B- books, buttons, birds,

C- cows, celebrations from other countries, candles, castles, cross stitch,

D- dragons,


F- flora and fauna, fresh cut grass,

G- grandchildren visiting, Gruffalo,

H- Harry Potter, hand-made envelopes,


J- jigsaws, jumping in puddles, junk journals, journal cards,

K- knitting,

L- learning something new, languages ( I would love to be able to understand much more than I do),

M- mushrooms,

N- New Zealand (my favourite country), needle-felting,

O- owls,

P- postcards, patchwork,

Q- quotes that make you reflect or uplift,

R- reading, ribbons,

S- sewing, stationary of all kinds, social history, storms, Star Wars, space,

T- trees,

U- upcycling,

V- visiting National Trust places - or anywhere old,

W- watching the birds on the feeders, wool - I have lots of it, woodlands, walking,





Impatient people especially drivers, earwigs, feeling like I have wasted time, anything rude or crude, tea, coffee, make-up, roses, potatoes, cooking,

Thank you

I just wanted to say what an amazing site swap-bot is. I have had some really amazing post. I love the decorated envelopes I receive - something I need to get better at. I use a lot of the decorations in my journal, to make it look more interesting than it is.

Thank you everyone.


Cellolady rated for Ugly PC Swap #28 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Received your postcard today! I agree with you. Not certain what it was meant to be. My dad is from Germany, but my mother's g-grandparents were from Cornwall and Lancashire. :-) And yes, earwigs are the worst!
Response: I don't like how the earwigs get amongst the washing when it is drying on the washing line, then crawls out when you do the folding up. I am a Lancashire lass too. Thank you.
photovivie rated for Bit of History PC #12 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much! Last summer I visited a church in Reichenau which had frescoes from 10th century. It was incredible to see them. I think seeing the Mappa Mundi Must feel kind of the same!
Response: It was amazing to see. Thank you.
Crazypineapples13 rated for Dice bag creations on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Amazing! Thank you for participating in my swap, I love your dice bag! This was my first crochet swap on here too! I'm glad you've enjoyed it! Thank you so much! :)
Response: I enjoyed making it so much, I thought of doing some to put small Christmas presents in. I am pleased that you liked it. Thank you.
Fraggle80 rated for UK Happy Mail #6 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thankyou so much for this fantastic swap it was such a joy to open... I live everything! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Glad I was able to pick some things that you like. Thank you.
USAFwife rated for Playing Card Obsessed #3 on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great cards! I think they are all new designs for me, so great additions to my Frankendeck(s)! Enjoy your Easter school holiday. :)
Response: Glad I have been able to add to the collection. Thank you.
Comment: Gorgeous page, in my favourite colour, and the pop up works! Oh yes, did we ever have snow! Several inches of the stuff. I live quite high up, which doesn't help. I hate the stuff... xx
Response: I am glad you liked the page. Hope the snow dosen't stick for too long. Thank you.
denimblu14 rated for Celebrate where we live on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much Kirsty for the lovely postcard with such beautiful views. I also enjoy walking :)
Response: Thank you.
Meisje rated for Europe swap by vote ---EDITED ♥ on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this lovely package. I opened it and I immediately smelled the polo mints 😋 That made me smile 😀 The snoopy writing paper and the cute pillow case made me do a happy dance. I really made my day. ❤️🙏🏻
Response: I tried to think of something a bit different to send. I am glad you liked it. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! I want to visit Thailand some day!
Response: You're welcome. It is on my list too. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for this lovely card! What a beautiful cathedral! I enjoyed the fun story you shared from visiting it. :) And I LOVED your Sir Lancelot and the dragon stamp! You have beautiful handwriting! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You're welcome. We went away for our 32nd wedding anniversary and ended up at the cathedral. It was a lovely day. Thank you.
pynart2 rated for CS:Anniversary on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Love Love the PC. We grow Lemon Balm and Cone flowers for the butterflies and Humming Birds. You keep safe also, my friend.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, it looks like a lovely place to visit!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you.
Comment: Hi Kirsty, thanks for the lovely PC with the very clever advice on the back - I might use that on an art journal page!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you.
MissRich rated for Shaped playing card swap on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: I LOVE these cards!! They are a perfect addition to my collection 😇 Thank you
Response: Glad you liked them.
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic swap I love it
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it.
MsMarvel rated for Illustration Postcard Swap on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Beatrix Potter postcard, I too loved the books as a child, and bought a mini (tiny size set) like I had when I was little. Thank you for reminding me of the memories!
Response: We have a Beatrix Potter shop in Gloucester with a mini museum upstairs. We love to go in and have a look round every now and again. Thank you.
rosehippo rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #6 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: thank you so much!!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you.
CWUmom rated for Quiz on a card - Picture Quiz on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Lamb and flower. Those were awesome clues. way to think out of the box. Love it!!!
Response: Good to hear, thank you. I am trying to think of another now.
Comment: Cute Post Card! Thank you for the stickers.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you.
TexyDeb rated for CPG Animal PC - Global on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I like the postcard. It's sad Barn Owls are in danger. The postage stamp cracked me up!
Response: Glad it made you smile. Thank you.

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OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

debbiespoms on Dec 29, 2020:

Hi Kristy! I want to thank you so much for the Secret Santa gift via Santa's Helpers group. Which I received today. I just love the 5 soooo pretty magnetic bookmarks ( my favorite kind), and the beautiful book on Fairies, The Myth, Legends, and Lore ! I don't have this book either & would love to know where you found this one & if there are any others like it. Thank you so much again and esp. for joining the Secret Santa swap! I can't wait till next year to do it again !

MisplacedfromPA on Oct 12, 2020:

Received a lovely letter from you and I loved it. Will write you back. Have a great day.

carrotkate on Sep 13, 2020:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! I hope your mailbox stays full & happy!

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