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Date Joined: October 14, 2008
Last Online: September 7, 2019

Country: United Kingdom
Instagram - crafts

About Me


I will always send within the allotted time, but if something gets in my way, I will let you know. If you have not received within an acceptable timescale (and please note I am posting from the UK) please let me know and I will resend the parcel. I always aim to rate within 24 hours of receiving, but if I miss something, please feel free to nudge!

Hi, I am married to the most amazing guy, who is very tolerant of my crafting habits. We do not have children, but have 3 gorgeous cats whom we adore and spoil rotten - very sadly down to 2 as at Dec 09. We currently share a house with my aunt, who is also tolerant of finding bits of fabric and paper in random places - luckily! I work for the local council in Human Resources - I love the people and hate the job, but it does allow me to pay for my crafting! Love to cook for my friends - feeding people makes me happy. Most of my friends will tell you that I am the most random person and frequently go off on a complete tangent in the middle of a conversation. I love sending and receiving postcards and have recently joined postcrossing.

Favorite Music

Love pretty much anything except heavy metal. Tend to listen to music mostly while driving and I am currently listening to: Amy McDonald, James Blunt, Will Young, Jack Johnson, Newton Faulkner and KT Tunstall. After a particularly long day at work, Tracey Chapman is the preferred company on the drive home.

Favorite Books

Will read pretty much anything except horror. Some of the authors I go back to time and again (and I do re-read books over and over) are Diana Gabaldon, Jean Auel, Jodi Picoult, the Harry Potter series and James Patterson. Once I have a book, I find it very hard to part with it, so much so that hubby is getting a little fed up with all my books - good job he loves me so much! I loved the Twilight series. I am currently working my way through the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris, as I am loving the True Blood series. Also just about to start rereading the House of Night series, so that I can actually read the last three!

Favorite Movies

Anything with Vin Diesel or Jason Statham. Sci-fi and action films need to be seen at the cinema on the big screen, but love girly films at home with friends and a bottle of wine, like Benny & Joon or Kate & Leopold. Recently seen the Avatar in 3d - absolutely stunning film, a definite must see.

Favorite Television

Stargate (both of them), Heroes, Lost, 24, Time team, Supernatural, Firefly (wish it could come back), period dramas - like Jane Austen, anything really that allows an escape from reality for an hour or so. Hate the news, not because I do not like to know what is going on, but because it is so depressing - they so rarely cover good news! Love all the River Cottage series - Hugh is my hero! Currently loving Dexter, True Blood and Big Bang Theory - love Leonard - he is so cute!

Favorite Crafts

Anything based in paper or material - scrapbooking, cardmaking, ATCs and Inchies, gift boxes, cross stitch, dressmaking, making bags and soft toys. Just started playing with polymer clay, but think it may be a while before I am really ready to share! Being married to a sculptor does not make for an easy time trying to learn it!!

And finally.....

I am fairly laid back person, but a few things really rile me - laziness, rudeness, arrogance, liars, most kind of -isms ie racism and bad drivers. Would love to live a more simple life and become more self-sufficient, but sadly you need to be financially sorted before you can do this, as this kind of lifestyle rarely pays the mortgage!

Christmas card swaps - I am not a religious person, however, very little offends me, so if you are and like to send cards with a religious theme, please feel free. Just please do not try to convert me!


Colours - I love all earth tones, plums and purples and the combo's turquoise/chocolate or dusky pink/chocolate.

Chocolate - all, but esp. dark. Love praline or truffle fillings.

Animals - seahorses, polar bears, all big cats, pandas

Things I love:

  • bookmarks - I always have more than 1 book on the go
  • stationery - I love pens, pencils, paper etc
  • amigurami's - I cannot crochet but love these guys
  • Mario, love all characters, but especially Yoshi

but most of all I love to learn a little about you through what you send.


Colours - I do not like neon colours or pastel baby colours.

Chocolate - do not like anything with coffee flavouring or turkish delight. Do not like peanut butter (but love the actual nuts), but hubby loves it, so if you think I should be made to share my chocolate, please feel free to send him some.

I do not wish to post a list of items I would not like to receive, as part of the fun for me is getting to know something about the other person. However, I cannot stand the smell of cigarette smoke and I have no real use of any religious items. I find badly made items disappointing, as it indicates a love of receiving rather than giving, which is not what this journey is about for me.

I am not sure I am "getting" the Kawaii thing - it is just a little too cutsie for me.


Comment: Thanks a lot for the ATC-coins! Also for the marvelous card ("Follow your dreams, they know the way")
Tara rated for WIYM: Artist Trading Coins #1 on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: I love the coins, especially how they coordinate :)
Comment: Loved loved loved it Thank you so much I loved the fact that all the cards had different themes, but all together they had one general theme !!!!
sillyhoffmann rated for Inchies on May 30, 2019
Comment: Thes are the most beautiful inches! Thank you so much!
squince rated for WIYM: Favorite Pet Photo with note on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Your dog is adorable!!! Thank you for the resend!
Scrybe rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - March on Apr 15, 2019
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - March on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Yum! So much delicious food you shared in photos. Your puppy Hazel is beautiful. Such lovely markings.
valleychic rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - March on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: I love your pictures. The cake looks yummy, and your dog and your little friend are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.
freespirit66 rated for ESG: March Scavenger Hunt on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: What delightful photos! I especially liked the flowers and sky photos. You are a very talented sewer! Your bag with the bag inside it is very clever and creative!
basykes rated for ESG: March Scavenger Hunt on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: I had to laugh at the skipping rocks spoiling your photo! Nice picture, tho.
HappyMom rated for ESG: March Scavenger Hunt on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: I love your photos! Spring flowers and rainbows are favorites of mine too :) And you did a great job with #3 - I struggled with that one too!
yolomba rated for WIYM: 2018 is history... (letter) on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: Your letter was so much fun to read! I like the idea of memory jar, I think I'm going to start my own. Thank you for this inspiration.
MitchR rated for ESG: 10 Questions on Jan 23, 2019
satinification rated for ESG: 10 Questions on Jan 21, 2019
Comment: Lunar Chronicles sounds like something that I may like ;) Thank you for sharing!
freespirit66 rated for ESG: 10 Questions on Jan 20, 2019
Comment: Enjoyed reading your answers and getting a glimpse into your world across the ocean. I live on a small hobby farm in a rural area that is relatively close to a large city - but far enough away from the activity. Your dog looks like a happy and great companion!
Whovian487 rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers 😀
NRGordon rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I se a couple titles/authors mentioned that I am going to investigate.
Comment: Thank you for this wonderful Christmas card. I love it.
freespirit66 rated for ESG: December Scavenger Hunt on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: It was delightful going through your photos and seeing how you interpreted each item. The fireplace is gorgeous - both with the evergreen décor and the way the wood is arranged. The desserts look delicious. I love how the leaves are so orderly in a row.
HappyMom rated for ESG: December Scavenger Hunt on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Loved all the creative ways you selected your pictures for the prompts. That fireplace is amazing, and I wouldn't mind a few "dented" meringues! Yum!!

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CurlyTea on Nov 27, 2018:

Snowball fight!

Cariboocarol on Jun 1, 2018:

Hi Gini! Many thanks for the two beautful flower pocket letters--so good of you to resend when the first took so very long to arrive.....sorry for the trouble....you are a wonderful swapper!!

Cariboocarol on Feb 27, 2018:

I am so with you on the Kawaii thIng---although we do not see a lot of it here in small town Western Canada! Loved your profile and am looking forward to receivng the Flower PL from you in our current swap....maybe I will end up being YOUR partner in the Upcoming Alice PL swap!!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

paraxparaxnoia on Nov 22, 2017:

Hey :) did you get my email for My favourite picture of the month October? Please rate me when you have a chance :)

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


thisismeAXiD on Jun 11, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the Anniversary PC! I gave it to Sam today :)

thank you

chaari on Apr 5, 2017:

Welcome to the electronic swaps group! Before you join the swaps - please take a quick look at our guidelines in the forum. If there are questions - shoot me a message!

Have fun at our group! ♥

littlemissme84 on Jan 20, 2017:


Thanks for your lovely message. I know Fareham a little bit but I was born in Chichester. I miss WS, though living in Cornwall has its advantages. I love that you're with Brownies too. I have so much fun with them.

Feel free to send a friend request if you want. I'm hoping the UK Happy Mail group start some swaps soon as I love swapping.

Ree x

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