Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 11:33 am


Date Joined: October 14, 2008
Last Online: January 21, 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.


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!!
spiffytiffy rated for Nyte's Christmas Card Swap on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card, by far my favorite this year so far! Thank you! Happy Holidays!
oetje72 rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Butterfly on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Yes i recieved the pl today!!! Love it. Just a shame the other one got lost.
Comment: I messaged you Sept. 15 and Sept. 27 and have gotten no reply. This is 2 months late so have to rate you a 1. Will change rate if you respond and I receive something. Nov. 1 - got the re send, love all the blue, what a neat idea putting a cutout of the definition of the word colour. Thanks for all the goodies also.
Response: I am so sorry this didn't arrive. Will make a new PL for you and get it in the post asap
yolomba rated for SIE: Scavenger hunt JUNE on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for resending, it was absolutely worth the wait. I had a good laugh unpacking the presents. Unicorn horns for U? LOL! and the hilarious sheep pen. I really thought at first it was a cat toy, but no, a pen! The notebook is really cool, too, I've actually been wanting to buy one of those. Not sure what I'm gonna do with the jewels, but hopefully I'll be able to figure something out. Thanks again.
Cariboocarol rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Flowers on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower PL and all the goodies---all so coordinated in theme and I appreciate the nice letter too! ❤️❤️
Comment: Hello! Got it! Thank you for the great pocket letter & extras. Loving the all b & w Alice pic's. ♡♡¡
Comment: Thank you so much the mini pl is beautiful. I got it today in the mail its take two.LOVED IT
Candyn29 rated for Valentine INCHIES on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you
emeraldawn rated for Beginner friendly INCHIES on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: These look great. I love them!
georgiafae rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - monsters on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: What fun-I love that you used paint chips as part of the background and the monster story book illustrations! Wrapped up cute with monsters! Like the little questionnaire you filled out! Thanks for all the goodies in the pockets-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I am a Rainbow LiT and the scientist visitors sounds like it was great fun.
Comment: Loved them all - especially your flowers!
Hugsie86 rated for Bookworm Corner: January 2018 on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the summaries. I bought the audiobook of the Cupcake Café, but never made it to the end. I thought the story was going around in a circle. Maybe if I read the paper version, it will be better. I remember liking the idea at the beginning, before the story began going around in a circle. Or maybe it was the voice reading to me that annoyed me. lol
Comment: thank you so much for your very interesting thoughts on the books :) I enjoyed reading them :)

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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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