Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2022 7:34 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2012
Last Online: August 23, 2017
Birthday: September 30
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hi, My name is Maria, I am from the UK. I am a mum of 3 children, a son who is 10, another son who is 7 and a daughter who is 4. :-) I LOVE Harry potter and the Twilight saga the most. I am Team edward. :-) I also like crafts, cooking, music and also interested in Alice in wonderland and the hunger games. :-) I would love to do private swaps, just pm and let me know. :-)

Favorite Crafts

I like crocheting, ATC's, sewing, paper crafts, cooking and i like trying loads of different types of crafts. :-) I love art journaling and junk journals. I like Mail art, pen pals, sending postcards and journaling. :-)

favourite things

My Pinterest shows best what crafts i like and things i have made etc, check it out here - http://pinterest.com/mariakingsford/

Things i do like.

Things i like are:- Harry potter, Twilight, The hunger games, Junk journals, Art journaling Mail Art, Compostion notebooks. Jewellery, I'd love a bracelet from where you are. charms, Amigurumi, storage boxes/tins etc, ATC's, brown paper bags for mini albums, Decorated matchboxes, handmade tags, Hot chocolate, (milk chocolate, caramel, fudge etc) milk chocolate, Food/recipe cards, fabric pieces, Vintage, Anything suitable for my kids (ie, handmade toys, characters etc), my Favourite colour is purple (black and white also and pink and purple), i like different crafty items, Books/reading, Love, Halloween, Bookmarks, cats and owls, Buses, polka dots and stripes

Things i don't like

Things i don't like are:- Tea, coffee, mint, fruit, dark chocolate, nuts, spiders, snakes and creepie crawlies, dogs, lemon and lime, no religious things either please.

Wish list.

Twilight/harry potter/hunger games items

Mail Art.

Scrap fabric for project.

Scrapbooking things

Compostion notebook.



Handmade tags

Decorated matchboxes

Letter sets

Small tins/matchboxes

journaling spots

things for paper crafts and journaling

Postcards from other countries

Items from other countries that you can't get in the UK

rub ons

coloured felt




washi tape




die cuts


Lucia rated for Create a Custom Mini Zine on Nov 2, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the fun, interactive ATC, Maria. I love it.
Comment: I love my matchbox! LOVE!
Comment: Thank you Maria the ATC is so pretty and thank you for all the extras as well, I love the little doggie charm the most I think! Have a wonderful day and thank you again!
HermaPol rated for European Flat Mail Swap #3 on Sep 2, 2013
Comment: Thanks for youre flatmail. I love the dress-notecards....
rhynah rated for European Flat Mail Swap #3 on Sep 1, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the items that you had picked for me! :)
Comment: Thanks for the goodies..!
LuldaCasadaga55 rated for Watercolor ATCs on Apr 11, 2013
colodad rated for Watercolor ATC on Apr 11, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. I appreciate the Iris design selection as well.
Cici rated for Around the World ATC Swap on Apr 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful ATC Maria! I used to go on day trips to France when I was younger, and my boyfriends parents go there all the time, can't wait to show them what you made me. :) I love it, thank you!
bebiii rated for International Penpals on Apr 4, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your letter! <3
twobluecrows rated for No Paper ATC on Feb 24, 2013
Comment: Really Cool! It made me laugh! Thanks a million!!
Comment: Thanks for my lovely package! I especially love the Third Doctor magnet!! :D
Response: I'm glad you like them, I enjoyed making them. :-) thank you for the heart. :)
BlackRainbow rated for Fill A Pencil Case on Feb 1, 2013
Comment: Hi Maria! OMG a big THANK YOU for the gorgeous pencil case =) I feel like jumping up & down when I open the package! LOVE it!
Response: Hi, that's great, I'm glad you love it. :-) thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for all the bits! I love the Twilight stuff the most, but will use all of it.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the heart. :)
Annaomar rated for A to Z Me Journal on Nov 22, 2012
Comment: Thank you for sending me your journal - I loved reading about your life.
Response: Thank you for the rating.
witchyblossom rated for The Witching Hour Tag on Nov 21, 2012
Comment: Hi, thank you for your Halloween tag <3 It's lovely and very festive! Thanks!!
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
kielpo rated for Christmas Matchbox Swap on Nov 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks! Nice package and I know you must have spent extra to get it here so quickly! :) Fun Christmas swap!
Response: Glad you like it, thank you for the heart. :)
StaceyStoke rated for +++Friendship Bracelet Swap+++ on Nov 5, 2012
Comment: Very funky bracelet - thank you! So unusal, I love it!
Response: I am glad you love it. :-) thank you for the heart. :)
grammag rated for Christmas ATC, Newbie friendly. on Nov 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC. I love Christmas, don't you?
Response: Glad you like it! we love christmas too. :-) thank you for the heart. :)
CraftyLass rated for Christmas Matchbox Swap on Oct 27, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the cute little matchbox Maria. I love the cute owls cut from fabric in the baggie of extras :)
Response: I am glad you like it. :-)

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MsMarvel on Jan 29, 2014:

Messages you. :]

OrigamiGrace on Sep 30, 2013:


choke on Sep 29, 2013:

Just saw the announcement in CPG and found you were a birthday twin of mine. Yay! I hope you have a great day full of happiness and surprises tomorrow!!

debbiesw on Mar 15, 2013:

Sorry i just approved your friend request, I have only just seen it. Lovely to have another UK friend xx

soyprincesa2 on Mar 2, 2013:

Maria, THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 <3<3 I LOVED THE POSTCARDS!!!! I THINK THOSE ARE MY FIRST ENGLAND POSTCARDS EVER!!! I LOVE THE PCS OF BRIGHTON AND LONDON. IT MAKES ME WANT TO COME VISIT EVEN MORE!!!! You are super sweet! People like you are the reason Swap-bot is such an amazing place!!! Thanks again! Maggie

kittyh21 on Jul 19, 2012:

My new place is nice, but it's 2 hours away from my family so it's a big change. I'll get used to it though :)

kittyh21 on Jul 18, 2012:

I moved in June so all my books are back home, I only have my kindle with me, and as I have no money I am going through the free classics on kindle :) There are so many books I want to read! I haven't jumped on the '50 shades' bandwagon yet. the only people that seem to be reading it (and enjoying it) are people who don't usually read...so I'm going to wait until a person who regularly reads recommends it to me! haha

kittyh21 on Jul 18, 2012:

School holidays start this week right? hope you all have fun :) I'm glad you enjoyed them all, I didn't realise the film was out in September, I can't wait now! What are reading at the moment? :) I'm about half way through The Picture of Dorian Grey. It's good so far but a little slow.

kittyh21 on Jul 18, 2012:

I hope you enjoyed the Hunger Games! Did you read the full triology or just the first book? what did you think? :) I am well thanks, I hope you are too.

kittyh21 on Jun 5, 2012:

That's awesome, I hope you do read the Hunger games and enjoy. Th film has nothing on the books! (as with most!!) I have just read my way through all the Sherlock Holmes books, novels and short story collections! How did you enjoy the double bank holiday being in London and all? I'm from a small town in the Northeast, but I;ve just moved in with my boyfriend to a flat in manchester! I hope your enjoying swapbot :)

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