Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 6:48 pm


Date Joined: October 14, 2008
Last Online: November 15, 2017

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: The pepper lanters are too adorable! And so is John :D I'm a sucker for sky-photos and yours is just amazing *____* I could just watch the sky for hours and never get bored, thank you for sharing :)
Comment: I love that you carved those bell peppers like pumpkins, Gini! And that sunset was beautiful! :-) Thank you so much for sharing! ❤
arembanas rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #24 on Oct 27, 2017
chaari rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #24 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: I love fantasy! Those books really seem like something I'd enjoy! Thanks for the recommendation, I will look out for them! ♥
Vishruti rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much :)
JossieAyame rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the likes and lovely comments! xx
Comment: Thank you for your recommendation! Sounds like a very interesting reading :)
schaefchen87 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for visiting me on Instagram and leaving lovely comments :-) I really love the blue shades on the pic too. Hope to go back there some day.
mellyrose89 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your comments!!!!
chaari rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for all the instalove!♥
Comment: Thank you so much for the interesting fotos !!
Inez rated for ESG: your home - photo scavenger hunt on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Hello Gini! Thank you for the photos! I like the smell of lavender! Warm greetings!
chaari rated for ESG: your home - photo scavenger hunt on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Such a pretty cottage! I like the tiles and the candles! So cool! Have a great time there! ♥
Comment: Thank you for sharing! The cottage looks lovely :)
Onyx rated for WIYM: Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Wow what a wonderful package! Thank you so much - I wish I could give multiple hearts. I loved seeing the bits and pieces of your area, and really enjoyed the items from the aquarium, the joust, the food magazine ... well all of it really! Thank you again, this was a very fun swap.
secretterrabite rated for WIYM: List Journal on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Love love love the journal! Love the way you put the book together, so inventive and the lists are fun. I have the same problem as you with buying art materials. Can't wait for the new Jane Davenport release tomorrow, but my bank is screaming "No!" :-)
Comment: Loved your picks! Thank you!
Jcqln rated for Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Hello Gini, I love your scavanger its great, I like everything and as a bonus the goodies 😍 Wow thanks a lot 😘 I wish I could gave you an extra ❤️ For your letter

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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

RyeRye on Nov 10, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Juliababyjen on Aug 17, 2015:

HI! I'm sorry to say I have not received the inchies yet. I don't mind waiting another week if you want to just make sure it didn't get delayed somewhere :)

missxkay on Mar 19, 2015:

Thanks sooo much for angelling the Thanksgiving Inchies. <3 Your sunflower is super cute.

Thank you!

Sam on Apr 19, 2012:

what can i say ... i just recieved an angel journal from you the keri smith tribute journal and words cant say how nice it is thank you ever so much and OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if i could rate this a heart wouldnt be enough for it i would still want to give more :D

DebR on Dec 29, 2011:

The 3 days of Christmas swap has still not arrived

scrappnswapr on Mar 18, 2011:

Wanted to let you know that Inchie Prism Series: White Out Swap is starting its journey to your mailbox!

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