Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 11:26 am


Date Joined: July 28, 2009
Last Online: December 17, 2018
Birthday: July 27
Country: Australia
My personal Instagram
My book review blog
My small business (Mel's Paper Party)
My Charity Reading Challenge
My Etsy store

Regarding swaps

Dec 17, 2018: I am now on a break from swap-bot. I will be logging on to rate swaps and to check messages, however I will not be participating in swaps for the time being.

I do my very best to send every swap out on time. But please remember that I live in Australia! More often than not, I send swaps internationally. Please message me if you do not receive your swap within 4 weeks of the send date, as I am happy to re-send if necessary. If I have not received your item within two-four weeks of the send date of a swap, I will message you just to check if the item has been sent or not.

Also, please message me if I have not rated you for a swap! Usually it will be because I have not received it, but once in a while I may just forget to rate. Once a month I go through my Sent swaps and check for the swap, and will contact my partner if I haven't received anything.

About Me

I am 29 years old and I live with my fiance and cats Oscar and Chloe. My cat Leo passed away on August 27, 2018. I am studying Library and Information Services at TAFE. I am engaged to a man named Shaun - we have been together for 8 years, and engaged for 4 years. I am an aunty to three gorgeous, cheeky boys, who light up my life.

I have tried a lot of crafty things in the past, mostly jewellery and bookmarks, but also ATCs and painting. I haven't had a lot of patience for them though! I like to do colouring in though. I especially love colouring in butterflies and feathers.

I am currently into card making and love trying different designs and ideas. If you would like to see the cards I have made, please feel free to visit my Facebook page: My small business (Mel's Paper Party) or my Etsy store: Mel's Paper Party

Favorite Music

30 Seconds to Mars
Old Linkin Park
Foo Fighters
The Lonely Island
Weird Al Yankovic
Tegan and Sara
Alien Ant Farm
Old Birds of Tokyo

Favorite Books

The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Anything by Karin Slaughter
Anything by Michael Robotham
House Rules - Jodi Picoult
The boy who fell to Earth - Kathy Lette
Resurrection Bay - Emma Viskic
Anything by Karen Rose
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doerr
Black Rock White City - A.S. Patric
The Dry - Jane Harper
Burial Rites - Hannah Kent
The Book Ninja - Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus

Favorite Movies

South Park
Anchorman 2
50 First Dates
Happy Gilmore
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Wallace and Gromit
The Power of One
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners 2
The Taking of Pelham 123
Bad Santa
A street cat named Bob

Favorite Television

Arrested Development
Orphan Black
South Park
The Inbetweeners
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Key and Peele

Wishlist and likes

*Postcards from anywhere in the world - handmade or store bought - happy to be sent either blank in an envelope, or naked (written on and stamped)
*A handmade bookmark or two
*Anything Eeyore, Spongebob or Doctor Who - especially Dalek!!!!
*A letter writing kit or writing paper
*Washi tape samples
*Colouring sheets, particularly butterflies or feathers
*Something red - Red is my favourite colour
*Stickers! Any except for teacher/reward and religious stickers
*Anything to make cards with - embellishments, ribbon, buttons, stickers, stencils, anything!
*Something handmade that you think I would like
*Plain milk chocolate
*Tea, especially Peppermint Tea
*Ephemera: Things like movie tickets, train tickets, library checkout cards, book pages, postage stamps, etc. for card making
*Cardmaking magazines or books
*My Etsy wishlist


*Coffee of any kind
*Dark or white chocolate
*Pink or purple
*Dirty, damaged items
*Make up
*Anything that has a smell to it, like perfumes, oils or scented candles. I have no sense of smell so these are useless to me.
*Body creams and lotions
*Anything banana. YUCK!
*Marshmallows. My number one most hated food!
*I prefer not to be sent recipes as I'm not much of a cook!


KSENiA rated for Book Challenge: Blue Cover on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter. Sorry you didn't enjoyed the book. And thank you for the lovely mote card.
biphobe rated for August - 2 on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: what a gorgeous package, I love each card so much. And thank you for the resend! <3
Comment: Thanks so much. The Christmas card is adorable too. i will get them moving.
Comment: I love a good mystery! Thank you for sharing!
Comment: thank you
dorcii rated for Going Places - 3 on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap, I received it :)
Comment: Thank you for the embellishments, very cute tags. Your swap card was cool too!!
Comment: Thanks so much. I will keep it moving!
Eulegirl rated for Christmas Card on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and all the of the extras! Happy holidays!
Traceyk rated for Read a Book Challenge for Nov. on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the book review! :)
cauchy81sk rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Nov 2018) on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the postcard showing the floral clock, it looks great! :)
pynart2 rated for Christmas Card on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Merry Christmas even if it is spring down under.. Thanks for the goodies also.
Kokabell rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #11 on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: thank you <3
bearnbabs rated for Christmas Card on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Recd your wonderful card...it reminded me of a card I had recd from a boy in the 1950's. Nice memories. also loved the stickers and PC. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season.bearnbabs
HappyMom rated for ESG: Scavenger Hunt - November on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Great job! That circuit is impressive 😀 and I always enjoy your photos!
pynart2 rated for What's Good to Read this Month? on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Loved everything you sent. Thank you so much.
freespirit66 rated for ESG: Scavenger Hunt - November on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: That's impressive that you know how to make a circuit!
biphobe rated for WIYM: Initial Swap - INTL on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: oh wow, this package is so wonderful, really made my day! Lucky us that my initials had P, so you could go completely with postcard :DD They are all suck perfect choices for me, really, I wish I could give more than 1 heart! <3
Traceyk rated for Tea & A Notecard on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the assortment of teas! I'm eager to try them. Happy reading!
Comment: Thank you so much. I will get them moving!

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Traceyk on Feb 1, 2019:

Hi there - I'm still waiting to be rated on Read a Book Challenge for December. I would be happy to re-send if you haven't received it. Please let me know. Thank you!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


Eclectonote on Oct 14, 2018:

Thanks for the resend!

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

Snowball fight, Gotcha!

CurlyTea on Jul 29, 2017:

neca84 on Jul 12, 2017:


for my July Wish

jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!


From Healthy Journaling

neca84 on May 10, 2017:

Melly, thanks for my March WTA prize, very useful

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

neca84 on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for my Birthday Card and bits and bobs included, very much appreciated.


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