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hellojett

hellojett
Original Member
Last Online: May 18, 2024

Country: Germany

About Me

Please make sure my last name (not my username) is clear on the envelope above my address.

I’m an Aussie, living in Berlin, Germany. I am in my 40s. I read a lot, mainly fiction but also some informative books on a wide range of themes. With books, I like to have one German book and one English book on the go. My German language skills are good enough for work, and general getting by, but I really am lazy with it. I like cutting pictures out of magazines and sticking them in books to make new journaling pages. I used to enjoy playing bingo with my late grandmother, I have a nostalgia for it now, but nowhere seems to host it. I love flowers, household plants and learning about their benefits. I am learning about what plants from the weed variety are actually edible, like dandilion or nettle. I made some dried stinging nettle capsules for the Winter, they have a lot of vitamins and minerals. I enjoy taking holidays and look forward to exploring Europe more. I am quite happy with my own company and never seem to run out of things to do.

I am not religious, but I do not mind if you are.

I love cat related things - especially black cats. I also love starlings and blackbirds. Ferns, pheasants, carnations, snowdrops, oak trees, nature, dried/pressed flowers. I'm always pleased to receive memo papers, stickers (adult), notecards, stationery papers, washi tapes, unused postcards that are not of a city. No colouring postcards please.

I would love to receive anything with the common blackbird on it. It is my favourite garden bird. Also anything with hares or bees.

Favourite Season: all - They all have their good points. Favourite Colours: all but particularly mauve, forest green, minty green, gold and silver

Favorite Crafts

I'll try anything, I did begin to crochet a cardigan, but am not having a lot of motivation as I've restarted it 3 times already. I also learned how to knit colour-work socks - see Stoneknits on Etsy - but not how to make the threads not tangle and therefore they're mostly too tight. I enjoy cooking and will often cook something new from a recipe book or online, but generally it should have a picture so I know what it should look like!

Currently sewing a top at a weekly sewing class, I'm making good progress - It helps to have a teacher at hand. And doing cross-stitch - happy to receive photocopies of patterns!

I enjoy my junk journaling and making collages. I'd love to get letter stickers! But not number stickers.

Interesting magazine/newspaper cut outs, dicuts, things I can use in a junk journal. Anything cat related, floral, nature, pretty.

Favorite Books

Cold comfort farm - Stella Gibbons. My Struggle (series) - Karl Ove Knausgård Anastasia (series) - Vladimir Megre Flames - Robbie Arnott Though a Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen Village Diary - Miss Read Old 1950s book about cosy, village life.

Favorite Movies

Indie films! Suggest some from your country please! I generally will not watch Hollywood films, including Disney. I can no longer tolerate violence or to be honest, sex-scenes. I do not see how it really enhances a film. Subtle and not in-your-face is always better. TruthStreamMedia on YouTube is always a favourite.

Likes & Dislikes

If the swap does not require extras, you do not have to send any. Otherwise, I am happy to receive any notecards, notepapers/memopapers, letter sets! I am quite open minded and am happy to read your happy moments as well as your not so happy.

I would not like to receive food items. I do not need or want disney, hollywood, religious, manga items. I am not particularly interested in American tourist/city postcards unless it's cute, illustrated or written on or to do with the swap "not my city" for example. Strictly NOTHING even slightly perfumed please!!

Thank you! :)

Temporary

Tea: black, peppermint, fennel, chamomile, I don't really like green tea or orange/fruity.

Ratings

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Comment: Hallo Carys, vielen Dank für den Brief und die Extras, die Postkarte ist genau mein Humor ;)!
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Comment: Ok your notepapers are so cute!!! Especially love the teddy bear with the little envelope you used for the swap name :) I didn't find your week boring at all. These always make me want to reply haha
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Comment: Ahh! John Gorey is one of my all time favourites! This is awesome!!
kpcreations rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 18 on May 10, 2024
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Comment: Wow, the cross-stitch work is incredible! That takes so much time and effort. What a lovely interpretation of the prompt. The elements on strings are so creative too. I really enjoy what you put together. Thanks for sharing!
LadyMalchav rated for Stickers and a Sketch - April on May 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cute sketches! I also love the stickers!
tcornell rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #389 on May 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you very much!
bookends rated for Ugly PC Swap #81 on May 1, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Carys:) glad I could give your prickly pear cactus card a new home. I love it! 🌵❤️
Response: Oh, that makes me happy. :)
lob rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #4 on Apr 30, 2024
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Comment: I love the theme of crossstitch and audiobooks.
bluecrayons rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #4 on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Love your page.
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Comment: Thanks ever so much for your lovely newsy notecard, it was so nice to year and hearing about your hiking trips in the Alps. I did have a look at the audio you-tube channel - looks interesting.
Millia rated for Highs and Lows - February on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your February with me - and again, sorry for rating you so terribly late! I really love how you've decorated the pages & shared so many charming details from your life 🌸☘ I felt like I could relate to your personality quite a lot, we have many things in common it seems. I also liked your taste in literature! 🦋 I'm hoping to meet you again in future swaps 🔮🌿 P.s If you're ever in search of pen pals let me know! c:
Response: Thanks for your rating! I'm glad it arrived. I'm always open to replies if you're up to it. :)
ericabella rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #387 on Apr 25, 2024
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Comment: Hi Carys! I have to go to work soon, but I'm looking forward to reading your letter later. Happy swapping!
UKrebel85 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 17 on Apr 24, 2024
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Comment: Your spread is beautiful, I love the way you used the fabric :)
ElenaMaz rated for Ugly PC Swap #79 on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: I actually liked the card, it is simple but pretty, TY for sending!
Nicole72898 rated for Freestyle Junk Journaling #3 on Apr 21, 2024
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Comment: Hi Cary! Love your spread
Nicole72898 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 17 on Apr 21, 2024
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Comment: Hi Cary! Beautiful spread! Love how it’s all collaged together!
pennypuppy rated for Gnome your neighbor! on Apr 20, 2024
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Comment: I love Jasper and your creativity! Thanks so much. I like how you articulated him. I started a gnome group with another swapper. I will invite you tot he group!
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Comment: Thank you ❤️ loved the little descriptions on why u didn't like them 😅
juliedro rated for European Letters #13 on Apr 20, 2024
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Comment: Omg! Thank you so much,I love your letter ❤️ I would love to write back, but there is no address,I'll write you a message
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Washi Envelope on Apr 18, 2024
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Comment: What a cutely decorated envie! I love the orange envelope too. All the washi traveled really well. Thank you for the buttons, stickers, and bookmarks! Your trip sounded amazing. Spain is 1st on my dream list. Thank you for sharing the details of your holiday!!

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Comments

HappyMom on Feb 22, 2024:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps Group!

Bo on Nov 3, 2023:

You have really surprised me by angeling swap "European letters #7" I didn't expect it all so I am really thankful and will write you back when I get back from my trip.

soyprincesa2 on Jul 9, 2023:

I loved your Round 1 Mellowmiller Scavenger page. Thanks for joining our swap!

mangoN7 on May 20, 2023:

Thank you so much for your letter. I can't believe you gifted me a whole washi tape roll, as well as many other amazing goodies! You're spoiling me so much <3

And I'm so sorry to hear about your cat! I wish you and your cat all the best! I hope you get to spend as much time as possible with Scully

ChelseaDagger on Mar 25, 2023:

Hi - thanks for swapping! 🤗

JanHardt on Jan 15, 2023:

Hi Cary’s, Thank you so much for adding the Hot Air Balloon page to my Mini Art Journal. I love the hand sewing! Thank you for returning the finished book to me. Best to you, JanHardt

Rainydancer on Oct 23, 2022:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

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