Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2017 5:43 pm


Date Joined: October 14, 2008
Last Online: July 22, 2017

Country: United Kingdom
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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 the House of Night series.

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.


noname13 rated for SIE ~ Rainbow pocket letter PURPLE on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for this very purple pocket letter!
SMaria14 rated for Recipe swap on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the yummy recipes. I will be making these as soon as I get time. Xx
karunamichell rated for Butterfly Pocket Letter on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Gini, this is just beautiful! I keep turning it over and over looking at all the lovely little elements. Thank you so much!!
Shoefairy19 rated for Recipe swap on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Yummy recipes, thank you
SMaria14 rated for Swap #5 Flip book 2 on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flipbook. It's fantastic. Shocked it's your first try! Xx
Comment: Some beautiful photos you got there! I especially like the second one with the rose! Faboulous capture! ♥
Comment: Love your flowers, beautiful!
Comment: Thank you for the pictures, Gini! What sort of dog is your Hazel? That's so neat that she loves to swim! Also, what pretty images of flowers! And a neat shot of dawn. :-) Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: Hazel is a Blue Merle Border Collie - crazy and needs lots of attention and exercise, but is adorable :)
piratejimbob87 rated for Swap #2 Happy Mail on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your package! Lots of nice bits, I love the Cheshire Cat notecard :)
SMaria14 rated for Swap #1 Nice and Easy on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, I grew up in Sarisbury green so know Warsash well. My sister actually works in Warsash haha! Small world!
Comment: I love love LOVE that low-tide sculpture! :)
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for sending these images :)
Comment: cute pocketletter. thank you.
KSENiA rated for ESG: Reading Challenge #10 on May 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
chaari rated for ESG: Reading Challenge #10 on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for your review! It does sounf like the kind of series I would enjoy as well :D
Jjean rated for ESG: Reading Challenge #10 on May 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your review - sounds interesting....I am a member of goodreads also, if you would like to be friends...... :)
astrodogg rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #9 on Apr 27, 2017
damilola rated for Pinterest: Gardening on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Waoh ! Super interesting board. Love what I saw ! Thanks for sharing !!!
chabbywabbit rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #9 on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for visiting!

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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!

Eigerj on Mar 16, 2011:

Hi, Thank you for your kind note. I'm so excited to be receiving inchies from the UK! Jocelyn

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