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mellyrose89

mellyrose89
Date Joined: July 28, 2009
Last Online: June 23, 2017
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

On October 3 2016, the cost of sending an international letter from Australia went up from $2.75 to $2.95. Because of this, I will be participating in less international swaps.

On February 7 2017, I was banned for a swap due to my poor rating. It was a swap that I was really looking forward to, and had started preparing. The minimum rating was 4.95. PLEASE make sure you put rating requirements very clearly in any swaps you host, and make sure you check the requirements as well as participants before assigning partners. This has really damaged my confidence in taking part in swaps.

I have a 1 on my profile dating back to 2010. Something major happened in my life, and I failed to send this swap. The user has not logged in since 2012. I have messaged them stating that if they return to swap-bot, I would love to send to make up the swap. I know that this 1 will be permanently on my profile, and I know that even though I have all 5's otherwise, this 1 will be seen as a problem to many hosts, and I will be banned from swaps. All I ask is that you read this, and send me a message before banning me. Thank you.

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 27 years old and I live with my fiance and cat. I am studying Library and Information Services at TAFE, and currently work part-time at a school library. I am engaged to a man named Shaun - we have been together for 7 years, and engaged for 3 years. We are trying to save up for a house at the moment so we can have our own space! In the meantime we are renting. I am an aunty to two cheeky boys, who light up my life, and will be an aunty again later this year.

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. Pinterest has been a huge source of inspiration! I recently bought a die-cut machine, but need the metal stencils in order to start making my own embellishments. I am very excited! If you know where I can get inspiration from, please let me know! 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

In 2017 I am doing a Charity Reading Challenge to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. This is an Australian organisation dedicated to improving the literacy of Indigenous children, particularly in remote communities. If you would like to follow me through this challenge, please like my Facebook page: My Charity Reading Challenge

Favorite Music

Disturbed
Mudvayne
Kisschasy
Bellusira
30 Seconds to Mars
Old Linkin Park
INXS
Foo Fighters
Seether
The Lonely Island
Weird Al Yankovic
Tegan and Sara
Alien Ant Farm
Old Birds of Tokyo
Deftones
Korn

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

I am mostly into crime fiction, but I will read anything that sounds interesting. No religious, sports, self-help books. No non-fiction.

I am a Bookcrosser, so if you'd like to do a private Bookcrossing swap with me, please message me so we can organise it, especially if we each have a book the other wants to read! I also have a book review blog, where I review books written by Australian authors: My book review blog

Favorite Movies

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

Favorite Television

DOCTOR WHO
Futurama
Arrested Development
Orphan Black
Archer
South Park
Scrubs
Fonejacker
Spongebob
Rita
Daria
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
*Hot chocolate!! My favourite hot drink! I would love sachets from where you live, including flavoured ones!
*Anything to make cards with - embellishments, ribbon, buttons, stickers, stencils, anything!
*Something handmade that you think I would like
*Plain milk chocolate
*Ephemera: Things like movie tickets, train tickets, library checkout cards, book pages, postage stamps, etc. for card making

Dislikes

*Tea of any kind
*Coffee of any kind
*Dark or white chocolate
*Pink or purple
*Dirty, damaged items
*Make up
*Jewellery
*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!

Ratings

GinaVisione rated for CL: What are you reading? (May) on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: Wow! The Phenomena: A book of Wonders looks Wild! :D Thanks so much for the re-send - wishing you well.
Jjean rated for ATBR: Favourite books (Pinterest) #2 on Jun 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing - you had so many that I have not read & looked good, I am following your board...... Fun Swap.
Karen07 rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on Jun 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for a great card that traveled a long way!
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Comment: Great train postcard! Thanks!
chaari rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #23 on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for your recommendation! The story seems really cool!
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Comment: Leo is a gorgeous cat. Sorry for the delayed rating x
fairypretty7 rated for AS Group: Sticker swap on Jun 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers, always good to see someone else's.
Jjean rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #23 on Jun 10, 2017
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Comment: Sounds interesting....Added to my To Read List...:)
kathiann rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #23 on Jun 10, 2017
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Comment: Sounds like a really good book!
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Comment: Leo is a gorgeous boy♡ I got a third cat last week so say hello to him from Tora, Mini and Piki :)
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Comment: Thank you, you are my partner for round 67 so I'll be sending you a new postcard
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Good luck with your work in a university library :)
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely animals postcard Melanie. I loved it.
Gobarb rated for E swap outside the window on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: thanks , now to make some!!!
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Comment: What a cutie! *pat pat*
CharlieChick86 rated for Die-cut swap #3 on Jun 1, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for these die cuts, thay will be used
ginico rated for ESG: Reading Challenge #10 on Jun 1, 2017
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating, your email had ended up in the trash box :( Thank you for the book review
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Comment: I hope your work placement goes well. Well done for getting it. x
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Comment: Thanks for reading What Alice Forgot, Melanie! Your love for it has inspired me to add it to my TBR and my Library's "for later" list. I will make it the next Liane Moriarty book I read, and I'll hope to enjoy it, too! :-) Especially seeing as how my first LM book, The Husband's Secret, was sort of a disappointment. :-/ One question, did you read this book or listen to an audio of it? I'm wondering if I should get it from Audible or wait for a print edition from my library (which looks like it could take a month or three, assuming I put it on hold later today after my mother picks up my holds and I have room to place requests for more). Any suggestions? :-) Thank you for reading it and thank you for sharing!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9968 869 92 101
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629 1245 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!

hi

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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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Whippet on Jan 8, 2017:

Happy New Year - '2017!

smokeandmirrors on Dec 6, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and stickers! My christmas sticker stash was getting low so this is a great top up. Merry Christmas!!!

JenniferB on Nov 21, 2016:

user6937 on Nov 19, 2016:

PFATW WTA Sept - home from holidays and found 3 cards from you - 2 mapcards of Australia and one showing a tourists riding a train through the Dandenong Ranges. Thanks!

Keruka on Oct 31, 2016:

Thank you so much for my greeting cards and vintage papers for the October wishlist. I love them <3

Castlequeen on Sep 24, 2016:

Hi! Thank you so much for sending the incredible wildlife animal/bird and party kangaroo postcards for the August WTA in POSTCARDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. I think it would be fun to have a ride on that train, too! Hugs! 😘

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