Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 7:12 am


Date Joined: September 20, 2008
Last Online: February 16, 2018
Birthday: August 4, 1961
Country: Australia
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Wow, I’ve been away from swap bot for 5 years. A lot has happened. Totally relocated and my kids and I lost everything we owned ... literally. We’ve move on from that though. It’s just my youngest and myself these days (she’s 19 now) and we have started over and doing ok.

I work full time and she’s a permanent casual in a craft shop.

I’ve reached out to those swappers I left hanging and apologised and offered to make amends. Some appear to be still active so fingers crossed I can do so.

Favourite Crafts & Wishlist

About Me as a Swapper and Host

I will always rate. Since it's usually a while before I get to the computer and I'm not exactly the most organised person if I have not rated you please give me a nudge :-)

Even if you don't want to rate me, please at least drop me a PM to let me know it has arrived safe and sound, particularly as most of my stuff heads overseas.

Favourite Crafts and Wishlist

Some new additions to my wish list are these things I have only just heard of!! Dew drops - snot dots - or the stuff to make these at home - a splat mat!! I have not been able to find one at a reasonable price that will post to Australia.

I have dabbled in a lot of crafts over the years. My passion is cross stitch though, I particularly like stitching 'smalls' - scissor fobs, biscornus, needlebooks etc.

My favourite colour is purple, but I love any of the deep jewel like tones like the deep pinks, turquoise/aqua and peacock blues.

I also love collecting anything that could come in handy one day

Tiny (scrapbooking type) and novelty buttons or antique


6 inch fabric squares or halloween or christmas fabric, or chocolate, candy, cupcakes etc

overdyed embroidery floss - espec the newer Weeks Dye Works. Also Caron waterlillies or Crescent Colors Pansy Purple

Cross stitch fabric - linen or evenweave, I hate using aida though

Ephemera or anything else I can use on ATCs (I am becoming addicted to ATCs). Also bits and pieces for a potential future SMASH book, and seriously considering giving this a go!

Black glitter gel pens - I can't find them anywhere

Textured or handmade paper

Kreinik #4 braid


My bedroom is jewel tones.

The rest of the house is Reds & purples

I have also started collecting an owl or 2 lol


I am a definate chocoholic. Love trying chocolate from different places.

Likes: Hersheys kisses or hugs, peanut butter chocolate

Soft centred chocolates

Dislikes: Aniseed or licorice

Favorite Books

I have quite a few favourite authors but the list is topped by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Lee Childs, Jeffrey Deaver, Jonathon Kellerman. I love thrillers, crime and horror although I will read almost anything - I hate not having a book 'on the go'.

Favorite Television

Love Masterchef and most other cooking shows

The Amazing Race, Survivor etc - love watching the people dynamics

Similar tastes to my reading material - so Buffy, NCIS, CSI, Without A Trace, Bones are all up there.

I love older TV as well - Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, MASH, Hogans Heroes, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched lol, yeah I know - I'm hopeless. We just finished watching The Gilmore Girls - I never saw it when it was new! Of course I cannot survive without Packed To The Rafters

Favorite Music

Very average tastes I think - I particularly like the 60's, 70's and 80's. I love our home grown talent, especially John Farnham, Kate Ceberano, Human Nature, Tina Arena, Natalie Imbruglia. I also like Pink, Shania Twain, Tina Turner - to name a few, quite a variation I guess lol


Comment: did not receive my card. tried to message you with no reply.
Comment: I have not heard from her...and never received anything in the mail. :-( Maroyau please contact me.
islandgirl rated for Colours of the Rainbow Inchies on Sep 18, 2012
Comment: Some of the most lovely inchies I've seen! Thank you for sending and for hosting!
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you like them :-)
bstitched rated for TPD - Mail-O-Ween Swap on Sep 18, 2012
Comment: Such a wonderful piece of mail art, I love it! It made the journey from Australia to Las Vegas in pristine shape. You are very talented! Thank you for the great piece of mail art and all the stickers too! (((hugs)))
Response: I'm so glad it made it in one piece!! I think encasing it in plastic kind of defeats the purpose lol
Didra rated for Colours of the Rainbow Inchies on Sep 15, 2012
Comment: Amazing, I love this its so creepy..thank you so so much hunny! The front of the envelope was mega cute toos :) xxxxxxxxx
Response: I'm so glad you like it, it was the first vintage ATC I'd ever tried, so I was a bit nervous!!
lynnerfb rated for ATC What's your name?? on Aug 30, 2012
Comment: Marie this is very beautiful !
Response: Aww thank you
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Hope you liked it :-)
AZmom875 rated for P is for ... ATC on Aug 29, 2012
Comment: what a beautiful golden pumpkin, Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, first time I have played with Perfect pearls
Comment: Too funny! I chose the same picture! Must have been the week I was having....
Response: lol how bizarre - or should I be saying great minds think alike!!
PixelPixie rated for Gel Pen ATC swap on Aug 17, 2012
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! Such a pretty butterfly! The gel pens work fabulously on this! Thanks a bunch!
Response: Thank you :-) Glad it was worth all that fussy cutting lol
lordofstones rated for Flags of the World on Aug 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks, it was fun learning about the Australian flags.
Response: I'm so sorry the stickers never arrived
Comment: Thank you for a lovely paper doll :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, it was my first ever!! I had heaps of fun with it though
Comment: So delicate and pretty :) thanks! Love that it has butterflies and a bee
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: This is beautiful! Thank you.
Response: My pleasure :-)
Comment: Thanks!
Response: My pleasure :-)
juliedro rated for Pocket ATC on Aug 12, 2012
Comment: thank you very very much! the re-send made it safely and I totally love it! nice touch with the double pocket! it is lovely!
Response: I'm so relieved it made it So glad you like it
Response: Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you, beautiful! Love it just perfect and a cool stamp on the envelop!
Response: Thank you :-) Glad you like it
Comment: Cut ATC. Thank you
Response: My pleasure :-)

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pickapeppa on Nov 16, 2012:

Would greatly appreciate a rating on the Spooky/Cutesy Halloween Tag swap from September. Thank you :)

zurasayang77 on Nov 5, 2012:

Hello Marie... really appreciate if you could rate me for the "Flags of the World" Mail Deadline: Jun 14, 2012... Thanks ~ Zura from Malaysia ;)

EmilyT on Sep 9, 2012:

Do you think you'll be hosting more of the "through the" ATCs? I really enjoyed them :)

anrtist on Sep 3, 2012:

Thanx for being such a Great Part of SB & LLL!!! Please take the time to check in the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group and see who is SWAPBOTTING in your area! ;-) Its open to all SwapBotters so feel free to invite anyone to check it out! Have a GREAT DAY ;-) & Happy Swapping! Blessings, cc

VivaLaDiane on Jul 31, 2012:

I meant love isn't only for the good times.

VivaLaDiane on Jul 31, 2012:

You can do it for sure. People love each other even through the toughest times. Love isn't for the good times. I promise you. ♥

TC on Jul 27, 2012:

GirlFriday on Jul 10, 2012:

Thank you for the ATC from the sender's choice tag! I love it!

PJ on Jul 9, 2012:


I saw your comment on the letterboxing swap and I was curious. A quick internet search brought me here

Good luck!

djcamp04 on Jul 7, 2012:

Welcome to Cricut Craftiness Come on over and introduce yourself in the forums and have a look around. We have a great WTA and a Pick Two Tag game going. So come join the fun!

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