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nasreen

nasreen
Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: November 14, 2016
Birthday: March 13, 1982
Country: Ireland
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This is me...

I am taking a break from swapping in November and December. This is usually a very busy time of year for everyone and while I do love swapping I have to really budget hard for this time. I look forward to returning in January.

After an almost 2 year swapping hiatus I would like to say that I am back. I have emigrated twice and have settled in Ireland. Looking forward to catching up with everyone and getting back into the swing of things.

In December 2014 I decided we needed a change of scenery so Hubby and I sold or got rid of everything we owned in South Afica and armed with two small bags each we headed to start our life in Morocco. This meant getting rid of my entire craft room with all my craft supplies that I spent years collecting. Anywhoo we arrived in Morocco but 8 months later decided this was not for us and jumped on a plane to Ireland. Here we are much more at home and starting our lives from scratch. I bought my basic art supplies with me but am starting my stash all over again but I am getting there. Looking forward to this new adventure and hoping to make swapping part of my life again.

So here is a bit more about me. My name is Nasreen and I am a South African, married to a Moroccan living in Ireland. I love bright and shiny things and anything really colourful. I love dolls and all things doll related. I am into into vintage much but love bright colours, predominately pink and green. I am a tea drinker (anything fruity or sweet) and am a sucker for kawaii and cute things. Stickers make my heart flutter and I will always love them

I love working with mixed media, alcohol markers, line drawing, my inktense pencils and graphic markers

I often send out small RAKS if I find something that I think someone from a past swap would appreciate I don't always announce it and don't always get a thanks but I do it for the feels and hope that it makes someones day, somewhere in the world.

This is me,attempting a sludge man.

What to expect

I love drawing and most of my atc's and art work is done in markers, colored pencils and ink pens. I like to use a lot of vibrant colours. Vintage and earth tones are just not my style. I rarely do collage but have often used ink stamps to embellish if I have one that I think is appropriate.While I do not consider myself as an artist, I do believe that my work has character and that my love for what I do shows through. I have some of my work up on my flickr account so feel free to check it out.I would never send anything out that I do not personally love and if what I have made is not your style then feel free to pass it on to someone who might prefer it.

Personal taste

Things that I would ♥ are; * You cannot go wrong with anything bubblegum pink in color. * I ♥ Art nouveau... alot! * I love ribbon bows and bow motif's. * Salvador Dali... love, love love. * I LOVE tuxedo cats, * Shoe motif * starbucks ephemera * Anything colourful * Cupcake themed * Butterflies * opalescent (like pearly colours), * oriental, geisha * NEMO, I love clown fish and Nemo is too cute. * My favorite atc's are face/portrait ones although I do appreciate all of them. * Good Mythical Morning * Monster High

Things I would not like...

Although I would appreciate most things and am not picky, there are a few things I would prefer not to receive,

  • Please don't send me mommy, baby, family stuff as this is a sensitive topic for me.
  • I am freaked out by those hairless cats.
  • Anything with snakes on ( massive phobia),
  • clove scented things,
  • anything edible,
  • brown things ( unless it is chocolate orientated),
  • Anything religious ( I find unless it is required, faith is more of a personal thing.),
  • samples of products, I have very sensitive skin.,
  • anything Christmas themed or Easter (I don't celebrate it but if you are up for a challenge then I do celebrate Eid)

Favorite Television

BIG NOEL FIELDING FAN... Love The Mighty Boosh and Luxury comedy and The IT crowd and Never mind the Buzz-cocks and The big fat quiz.

  • BARBARELLA
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • It crowd
  • The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Spirited away or anything studio Ghibli
  • Memoirs of a geisha,
  • All Tim Burton movies.
  • Anything and everything Shakespeare.(My favorite is "The Tempest")
  • Disney Movies, you are never too old right?

I love movies so much that there is not enough space for all of them, so just assume I love all movies except war films,westerns and dramas. Oh, and I have absolutely no problem watching movies over and over, some of my favorites I can recite the whole movie.

Favorite Books

I read too many. I like all genres and often switch between them when I get bored of one style.

But however... I can read Terry Pratchett any day, over and over.

I am also a big fan of Sarah Allen Addison.

wishlist

  • sequins, any colour, any shape. Please if you do send this then I would appreciate it if you could put it innsomething sealed and not just loose, even if it is in just a peice of paper and sealed with tape.
  • I would love a needle felted pet. Anything cute would be appreciated.
  • Pocket letters
  • stamped images (specially any doll type ones like the greeting farm or saturated canary types.)
  • Lawn fawn stamps
  • Trader Joe's raspberry infusion tea (or any sweet, fruity teas)
  • address labels
  • stickers
  • miniature perfume bottles(empty or not)
  • anything in miniature form (for my printers tray)
  • ATC's
  • Lip balm (not gloss) anything eos or lip smacker related.
  • decorative ribbon
  • pretty note cards
  • anything monster high related
  • postcards (not touristy type)
  • Gorjuss girl anything, my personal favourite is I gave you my heart.

It does not have to specifically that product or item, things related to them like stickers, collectors card or ad cards orthings like that are truly appreciated.

Crafts I enjoy

  • crochet
  • anything that is crafty really that I can get stuck into
  • Julie Nutting dolls, I have a few stamps and love adding them to crafts.
  • paper crafts
  • drawing
  • mixed media
  • pocket letters
  • flipbooks, although I am quite new to them
  • card making, although I am still a bit of a novice

crafting

My personal test for myself is when I complete a project and am very heart sore when it comes to parting with it. When I get very attached to an item then I know I have done my best and am ready to pass it on to my partner. I just hope they love it as much as I do.

I personally draw and embellish all my own ATC's. Although I am not an art student , I do try to put a lot of effort into my Atc's and would never trade one that I am not personally satisfied with. I like experimenting with mediums and though all are drawn with pens and

Stamped image wishlist

I love receiving stamped images and am always up for a stamped image swap. I would appreciate it if you wrote the ink it was stamped with and/paper used so I know how to wotk with it These are the stamped images I love:

  • gorjuss girls, mainly on watercolour paper
  • greeting farm
  • avery elle
  • lawn fawn
  • Julie Nutting
  • little image planner style ( I use these for my mini greeting farm kids)
  • perfume bottles, or just bottles
  • mason jars
  • food and drink theme
  • cute kid images. *saturated canary

These are my preferences although all images are appreciated

Ratings

Lorie rated for Mini pocket letter GREEN on Nov 7, 2016
5
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Comment: Beautiful pocket letter thank you.. Love the ribbon pocket.
soapyhuge rated for Mini pocket letter PINK on Oct 30, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you absolutely loved it!! :)
MAGALA rated for Mini pocket letter BLUE on Oct 27, 2016
5
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Comment: Love the pocket letter and extra goodies! My favorite was the one with the fairies.
sneakypeek rated for ISS: Pick 3 on Oct 14, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a lovely wee envelope of goodies! Love the hand made book mark and atc!!! :-)
RockyBeach rated for Mini pocket letter RED on Oct 12, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your red mini PL! Great idea with that see through pocket.
Response: That was really quick, I literally posted two days prior. I am so happy you got it and that you like it. Thank you for the very generous rating.
paperpusher rated for Private Washi Sample Swap on Sep 26, 2016
5
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Comment: Can you believe how quickly I received this??! And what wonderful mail! The card you made is BEAUTIFUL and is going into my "treasure" box to keep. =) The Hello Kitty stickers and Gorjuss tags are fantastic! And the many washi samples are wonderful! I didn't have ANY of those and love them! Thank you so much for everything and for making my day happy with such fun mail. Many hearts to you! ♥♥♥
Response: I am so happy you liked everything. This was a fun swap to put together.Thank you so much for your very generous rating. Thank you so much once again for offering to swap with me, I am glad I was able to deliver, lol.
joybells2426 rated for Washi wishes on Sep 26, 2016
5
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Comment: Yours is my favorite washi I've ever received! So cute! Especially the Alice in wonderland one. Thank you!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. Thank you so much for the lovely rating, I really appreciate it.
lihior rated for Gorjuss girl atc on Sep 8, 2016
5
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Comment: Beautiful! My faves are the mini stamps and i like"top of the world" and "little miss attitude" the best! Tyty!
Pavliseb rated for PowerPuff Girl ATC on Aug 24, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! The card is so pretty and I dig the reference. I love the ATC as well - It's cool you chose ms. Bellum. I like her character, too. c:
Response: Thank you for the rate and heart, I really appreciate it. I am glad you liked the swap.
ullaulla rated for Julie around the world series #2 on Jul 22, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks you have done so fine and nice colored paperdoll. Good balance. Greetings from summercottage in Saimaa lake ; ). Ulla
FrkBrandt rated for Lawn Fawn card on Jun 29, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I really like it 🌺
Response: I am so glad you liked it, thank you for the rate.
hollycm6 rated for Hollycm6 and Nasreen fun flatmail on Jun 18, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you for the atc cards, I'm sure I can use them! And for the treehouse card. I love it!!! It's so fun... I'm going to save it on my bulletin board! :-) that tree stamp Is gorgeous!
Response: I am so happy you like it. I really appreciate you swapping with me. Thank you so much for your rating and the heart, I appreciate it so much.
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!! I love them :-) I really like the cool background and their dresses too. I can wait to use them and the cute extras you sent. I will put them on my notecard, love love love a donut. So sorry for a mix up with the swap and a little late rating ! :-)
Response: I am so happy you like it, thank you very much fir the rating, it is very much and the very generous heart it is greatly ppreciated.
nancyrisk rated for Julie around the world series #1 on Jun 16, 2016
5
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Comment: I'm so glad you are in this group. My tag was awesome. Thank you so much. Hugs Nancy
Response: I am so happy you like it, I had fun making it. Thank you for the heart and rate, I really appreciate it.
lyzz rated for HD/HP Kawaii ATC - Receiver's Choice on Jun 16, 2016
5
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Comment: Omg! Firat i pulled it out of my mail box and was like omg lawn fawn stamp! Yay this one is going to be fun then i seen the stamp and i was like irish republic... Flipped it over... From dublin! Awesome first one from ireland been one the site 2 years! Opened it up and i was like omg these are AMAZING!!! Then read your note and was no i haven't heard of greetin farm then i read those are the stamped images and i flipped and was like omg those are so cute tam and ash will love these my real life besties who live to far away from me we do pocket letter swaps and omg i love everything a out this fun mail!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! We so have to do a private swap soon!!!!
Response: I am so happy this swap brought a smile to your face, I really had fun putting it together. The colours for the atcs are totally my favorite colour combos. I also love lawn fawn and I ghink we have a lot in common. I would love to do a private swap with you, just let me know when and we cam work something out. Thank you sommuch for the rate, heart and wonderful comment, it really made my day.
purple24 rated for Julie Nutting ATC on Jun 14, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC's! I absolutely love them. Great additions to my collection.
pcmiminini rated for Julie Nutting this outfit on Jun 1, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful depiction of the outfit I like. It is such a pleasant surprise to get two pieces of art, I feel so spoiled.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice page:) The colours are beautiful.
Response: I am so glad you liked it, this was my first kind of journal page I made in this style. Thank you for the rate.
Midsummerlily rated for Hand drawn Shopkins ATC on May 2, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you liked it, this was a fun swap. Thank you so much for the heart and rate, I really appreciate it.
Francella rated for for the love of perfume on Apr 23, 2016
5
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Comment: When I opened the envelope I was overwhelmed with this soft elegant scent - I loved it. The card and ATC .... are my favorite this year for sure <3 Thank you for sharing with me your favorite perfume. I just wish I could get swatches to send to you, like the ones you sent me. I'm still looking to find some unique ones to forward - that's my promise. Thank you, once again, this swap will remain one of my favorites :)
Response: Thank you do much for doing this swap with me, i really had fun with it. I am really happy you liked it. Thank you so mich for the heart and rate, it means so much to me.

Rating Overview

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Comments

Johkup on Sep 28, 2016:

Hello! Thanks for joining my Mini pocket letter color series :) I have added couple new swaps!

smnichols on Jun 14, 2016:

Thank you so much!!! I got your ATCs and the cute dolls you sent. Love love love them!!! You are so awesome host!!!! Thanks again 😉😉😉

FeltPrincess on Mar 13, 2016:

Happy birthday, Narseen!!!! :) Thank you so much for the card. I really like what you enclosed. Hope you had a really great day. Thank you for the swap!

VivaLaDiane on Dec 6, 2013:

I am so sorry for you with the loss of Mr. Mandela. The only comfort I can give is the words of my president "It's not that Nelson Mandela has passed that we should care about, it's that he lived." And that is the absolute truth. You're in my thoughts always! ♥♥

Paige1900 on Dec 6, 2013:

I just wanted to say I am really sorry for the loss of such a great human...Nelson Mandela impacted the entire world. He will be missed.

Sternenfee on Dec 1, 2013:

Got the loveley ballet ATC RAK. I like it a lot. Thank you so much.

Rocktopus on Nov 27, 2013:

got my lovely Octopus ATC RAK thanks so much!!!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 19, 2013:

Thank you for the ATC RAK! I love the zombie!!!

Fatherted on Nov 14, 2013:

yes, it is agreat reminder. but this past summer i did not go swimming, maybe next year. now it is really too cold here.

snailmailer1 on Nov 8, 2013:

Hi. Just been having a look through your Flickr pics. Wow! Amazing! :)

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