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Date Joined: March 21, 2008
Last Online: May 19, 2024
Birthday: February 7, 1963
Country: Australia
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The Way it IS!!

Latest Edit Dec 29 2015

PLEASE dp not ask me to rate you, I may be a bit slow at times but I promise you I will get it done and it really grinds my gears when people harass me for ratings

Firstly and most importantly of all

I am truly sick of flakers and people who do not send on time and even people who somehow "forget" to send tags etc, so from now on... Friend or Foe if you are late sending to me with out any communication BEFORE the send by date, not after, I WILL rate you a 3. If I dont receive anything I WILL rate you a 1. and that's the way I am going to play this game from now on.................... AND I expect the same from others as well.


Also lets not keep using the age old excuses oh my computer died or I had no way of getting in touch, RUBBISH there are many ways to get online these days. Also my Granny died (for the third time) and I had to leave town for her funeral...... NOPE like I said NO EXCUSES

This may sound harsh but I can only take stupid excuses for so long. I have only sent late on 2 swaps in 3 years and I let my partner know that I was going to be late BEFORE the send by date. And yeah, "LIFE" happens to me too !!! ........................................................................................

About Me

Empty Nester and hating it, I love my kids dearly and they have grown up and left home, which is wonderful but I miss them so much. TEGAN is 25 and living in Queensland, (looking at the map of Australia, I am on that little island down the bottom and she is waaaay up in the top state) She has given me my first Grand Daughter Frankie in Aug 2019 RYAN is now 27 has married Brighid and moved a little further away than Id like but we see them regularly, they gave me my second Grand Daughter Hannah in April 2020. Both my kids are giving me another Grand Child R & B in Feb and Tegan and her partner in April 2022, how exciting


The Head of our household, PUD Sadly we had to have our darling Pud put down on 31st August 2015, he was severely injured and the vet could not guarantee painless living for him.

we still have Tinky who misses his mate a lot p We have another Cat Turbo who Tinky hates and hisses and spits at frequently, we thought they would get on eventually but Turbo is now 5, may not happen

Hubby and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary on November 15th, 2021 we will have been together 19 years.

Swap bot has proven to be a life saver for me, while suffering from depression I find making things an ideal way to "deal" with the crap. I have made many friends here and have met a few "in real life" I know the friendships I have made here will last a very long time. Luv ya's You know who you are xxx

One of my favourite people hubby and I met then later stayed at her home was @Jannikinz I classed Jan as one of my dear friends until she sadly passed away late 2013 RIP dear friend

My Favourite Colours are :Purple bright dark, Bright Red, like Scarlet and Bright Yellow, canary Yellow

I really dont like pink or green much or fluffy fibrey stuff


I should mention that if I receive something from you either as an extra or part of a swap, and I cant use it, I do re gift so if this is a problem to you please let me know. I just think its better to pass things on to people who can use them rather than just let things fill up my drawers etc or even end up thrown away, because I cannot use them. THANK YOU


Music, Books and Television

I enjoy pretty much any music except Rap, and those new songs that you cannot actually understand a word they are singing lol, love the 80s music the best I think


I love any Dean Koontz books but my favourite of all time is "Watchers" it is such a great book, has horror, love and animals. I have 2 copies and have read it at least 10 times and each time I laugh and cry.

I also LOVE Lee Child's Jack Reacher Books, Tegan bought me one for my birthday last year and got me hooked, I am always looking in the library for more. I think I am in LOVE with JACK REACHER. I am going to marry him when I grow up !!!

I just read the most recent book , Worth Dying For, well worth the read, and I still love Jack Reacher !!!

Rachael Treasure is another author I love, she is Tasmanian and writes about women on the land. Love her books


Well I don't watch a lot of television but I like Dr Who, Australian mini series like Anzac Girls, I loved. Winners and losers, which is another Aussie show and my "Can't be missed" nightly viewing is "Home and Away" Aussie Soap.

What my Fav People Like


Neville (Husband) Likes

  • Holdens

  • V8 Supercars

  • Explorer Socks

  • Top Gear (Eng and Aus)

  • Ice Road Truckers

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Tink and Turbo (cats)

ANY cat treats

Favorite Crafts


Oh Oh Oh I just got a second hand embroidery sewing machine and I love it dearly, its just so much fun making things on it :) UPDATE Hubby said I could have a new machine in 2020, my Covid lockdown machine I love it

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: My Favourite Crafts include:

Card Making
Scrapbooking, little girls mainly
Journalling, both arty and wordy
Beading ( when the mood hits) Button Jewellery making Sewing
Knitting and Crochet (cant read crochet patterns because I dont know what stitches are called but I can do it)
Occasional Letter Writing

I am sure there are many other crafts I enjoy but will not pop into my head at the moment

I am working on an altered book/ journal which my daughter covets and hopefully will one day become a loved heirloom.


Please Don't

  • Please do not send me anything Halloween, I live in Australia and although some people celebrate it..... we don't. Thank You

  • Please nothing frilly, fluffy or girlie, I'm just not that kinda gal.

  • Nothing scented as I have Asthma ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Things I Love

I know this list is long but I have joined a few profile specific swaps and thought I would try and make it easy for my partners :)

Anything from my Ali Express or Etsy Favourites

  • card stock,

  • Nescafe Flavoured Coffee not chocolate flavours

  • Chocolate especially WHITE

  • Whimsy jars

*Something from my etsy favorites

  • Anything handmade

  • Owls ornaments under 2inches high

  • Fox ornaments under 2 inches high

  • Black and white together

  • Purple and Black tog

  • Purple and Silver

  • Vintage sewing supplies

  • Felt, wool or acrylic, plain or patterned, all will be useful especially

  • Sewing thread in black and white Gutterman please my machine chews anything else!!

  • Christmas

not snow cards

  • personalised swap cards

  • personalised address labels

  • cat treats for the head of our household, Tink and his brother Turbo

  • Card making supplies

  • die cuts, not tiny ones but large use on cards size

  • Stickers

  • Little Girl Scrapbooking Supplies

  • Cellophane Bags ( A5 card size

  • 12" Zippers

  • cute FQ ( fun prints Cats etc)


Private Swaps

  • I am available for private swaps anytime, if you want to try something new I am always game to try something new too.



what I pledged


I will always rate you for your received swaps although sometimes I am as bit late I do get there :) , please give me the same consideration


I always respond to your rating, I believe that if someone takes the time to rate me I can make the time to say thanks !!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Wuzzel rated for Card Sketch #1 on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Lovely card thanks perfect for the silly season as havn't got around to making myself any yet.
Trekky1 rated for July Advent Swap on Sep 5, 2023
Wuzzel rated for August Advent Swap on Aug 14, 2023
Comment: Neat pattern wonder if one of the granddaughters would like it. Thanks not seen that one before. Thanks I have updated my profile now.
Response: it was in your etsy favourites, phraps you need to update ? lol
Net3811 rated for Up your card game on Jun 27, 2023
Comment: Lovely cards Carol! I loved the background of the "upped" one.
Response: glad you liked them
Net3811 rated for June Advent on Jun 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks Carol! Such a pretty looking package
Response: I hope you love it
pixiegirlanna rated for Blind Envie # 42 on May 30, 2023
Response: thanks
Net3811 rated for Songlist of my life on May 6, 2023
Comment: Loved your selection Carol! Some new material for me to check out
Response: hope you find some new favourites
PrincessLeia rated for April Advent on May 1, 2023
Comment: Hello Carol, Thanks for the great stamps! I really like them!❤️❤️❤️
Response: so glad you do!!!
Wuzzel rated for Backgrounds on Apr 17, 2023
Comment: looks like you had a ton of fun creating these backgrounds. I'm especially taken with the ink one never thought of doing that one before.
Response: hope you can use them, thanks for the great rating
Net3811 rated for Blind Envie # 40 on Apr 13, 2023
Comment: Carol I love your images and a couple of them I can use straight away. That bunny is stunning.
Response: It was just new, I love it , thanks for the great rating
Net3811 rated for Blind Envie #39 on Mar 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the recipes Carol! I love the potato one. It reminded me of that old classic - duchesse potatoes.
Response: they are delicious, thanks for the fab rating
teddygirl rated for Blind Envie # 37 on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks Carol for the lovely stickers 😘 😀 😊
Response: glad you liked them <3
Net3811 rated for Op Shop Scavenger Hunt on Feb 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks Carol. I love everything
Response: Glad you do, I struck it lucky and ended up with a haul !!! thanks for the great rating
teddygirl rated for Blind Envie #36 on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks very much Carol 😀
Response: welcome
Comment: Nothing! ¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸😄
Response: fun swap, thanks for nothing
Comment: I got nothing! Thanks for doing your job! Lol. Awesome swap partner. ;P
Response: fun swap, thanks for nothing
Wuzzel rated for 12 Days of Christmas on Dec 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for another wonderful swap from you. I only opened the final one tonight as I had left it for when I came home on Christmas day and ended up staying an extra night. Gosh I so loved the pens as a final present on top of all the other wonderful items. I have never used any pens like this so am looking forward to playing with them :)
Response: Oh I love my pens like those, have fun with them :) hope your Christmas was lovely
Comment: please include swap names even on profile swaps.
Net3811 rated for Huge Advent Swap on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Carol I picked up my advent Friday. Damn Australia Post did not leave a delivery card so thank goodness for tracking. I am loving the look of it all so much! Can hardly wait to start opening things!
Response: i really hope you love it
PrincessLeia rated for Blind Envie #35 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Hi Carol, Thankyou for the lovely card and for organising the swaps! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: you are welcome

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