Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 7:56 pm


Date Joined: October 14, 2008
Last Online: January 14, 2018

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.


Tessssssa rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - Christmas on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: All of your photos were very good, thank you for sharing.....I to photograph clouds..... :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Your pup is really cute. x
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, thanks for the swap.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful and generous gift. I love it all, and the card too. Thank you so much!
Comment: I tried something like the Little Visitor swap once. I made a flat doll and had a whole list of people who wanted to take her places , and the first person I sent her to kept her :[ The idea is such fun though! Enjoy your little visitor and thanks for sharing ;D
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!

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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

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

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