Swap-bot Time: June 22, 2017 10:06 pm


Date Joined: March 21, 2008
Last Online: June 22, 2017
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 19 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) I am going to visit her next week so am very excited about that. RYAN is now 21 has also moved out with his girlfriend Brighid and we see them quite often which is lovely,


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

I am 52 years old I am a Mum and a Wife

Generally I am a stay at home mum, although I am rarely there :)
Hubby and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on November 15th, we have been together 14 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 (red only)

♥ Top Gear (Eng and Aus)

♥ Ice Road Truckers

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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 :)

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

Card Making
Bottle Caps
ATC's and APC's ( favourite themes are vintage and cats)
Chunky Pages
Altering things
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 :)

♥ card stock,

♥ Flavoured Coffee not chocolate flavours


♥ matchboxes

♥ Whimsy jars

♥ ATC : Vintage , cat themes

♥ any Fat Quarters I am rebuilding my stash

♥ Dotee Dolls

♥ Anything Vintage

♥Something from my etsy favorites

♥ Anything handmade

♥ Owls ornaments under 2inches high

♥ Black and white together

♥ Purple and Black tog

♥ Purple and Silver

♥ Vintage sewing supplies

♥ dragons,

♥ Felt, wool or acrylic, plain or patterned, all will be useful

♥ Sewing thread in black and white

♥ Christmas

not snow cards

♥ personalised swap cards

♥ personalised address labels

♥ cat treats for the head of our household, PUD and his new brother Tink

♥ 12 1/2 X 12 1/2 inch quilt squares


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 !!!



Comment: I LOVE the stickers!!! It was so exciting to see what you picked :D Eep I am so happy. Thank you
scrappycats rated for Handmade Embellishments swap May on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: great embellishments thanks so much
peachynook rated for Colour Theme MAY on May 31, 2017
Comment: thank you for your package with Orange things which I'm sure I can use take care
Response: you are welcome, I am glad you can use them , thanks for the fabulous rating
peachynook rated for Card Making Challenge #38 on May 31, 2017
Comment: thank you again for your lovely cards I wish more members would join in take care ......
Response: thanks, yes I wish more would take part, I find I nearly have enough card to use for the whole year just using the swap cards, thanks for the great rating
AnitaMac rated for Fill My Stocking MAY on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stocking filler. Can't wait for Christmas now. :) Take care.
Response: gets a bit exciting!! thanks for the great rating
Comment: Happy Mother's Day!!
Response: thanks, same to you,
Comment: Thanks you for the nice pics! Happy Mothers Day!
Response: thanks same to you
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Mother's Day decos! Happy Mother's Day!
Response: thanks same to you
judee0624 rated for AQ ~ SPRING Mug Rug!! on May 8, 2017
Comment: What a pretty mug rug! Did you do it on your embroidery machine? Nice job! Thank you!
Response: thank you, yes I did it on my embroidery machine, I am glad you like it , it is a beautiful design, thanks for the fabulous rating
fairypretty7 rated for Colour Theme April on May 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice items.
Response: hope you can use them, thanks for the great rating
deblew rated for Card Making Challenge #37 on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cards. They are both very pretty! I wish my sewing machine was working... I love how you pleated the ribbon & sewed it down. I appreciate the extra card!
Response: you are welcome, I am glad you liked them, thank you for the fabulous rating
JenniferB rated for Scavenger Hunt on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the useful goodies Carol, cheers! 😊❤
Response: glad you found them useful, thanks for the wonderful rating
Wuzzel rated for Handmade Embellishments Swap April on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Lovely lot of embellishments can see some lovely birthday cards coming up thanks :)
Response: so glad you will be able to use them, I am loving this lot of swaps, thanks for the great rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely embellishments and the pretty notecard! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: so happy you liked what I sent, thanks for the fantastic rating
Wuzzel rated for Fill My Stocking ~~~ April on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Another interesting present to stash away :)
Response: hope you like it , thanks for the great rating
Net3811 rated for note card with matching envelope on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Great use of washi! Thanks Carol
Response: you are welcome, thanks for the fabulous rating
Annet rated for It's a Teesha Rainbow ~ RED on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: THANK YOU
midwestkiwi rated for Die-cut swap on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: It was very nice to receive "sets" and the flower theme is sure to be useful right off. Thank you for the embossed pages, too.
Response: I am happy you were pleased with what I sent, thanks for the fabulous rating
caz50 rated for Altered Key Swap on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely Key
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the fantastic rating
AnitaMac rated for Colour Theme Swap March on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely purple things. They really made my day. :)
Response: I am glad you liked what I sent you, thanks for the great rating

Rating Overview

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tatntole on May 14, 2017:

APDG ~ Happy Mother's Day Deco SwapHave a very happy Mother's Day a(I am sorry about the earlier posts that were to big, here are some in a better size.)

tatntole on May 14, 2017:

APDG ~ Happy Mother's Day Deco SwapHave a very Happy Mother's Day

RooBaRoo on May 10, 2017:

APDG ~ Happy Mother's Day Deco Swap

SuZignomeMoM on May 10, 2017:

APDG ~ Happy Mother's Day Deco Swap

This sums it all up

Hope your day is the best ever.

mahlermail on Apr 1, 2017:

APDG: Funny Cat Pics - Part Deux: Cheers, JOHNY




mahlermail on Apr 1, 2017:

APDG: Funny Cat Pics....love these - have an awesome week





Cheers, JOHNY

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


caz50 on Dec 18, 2016:

Dec 17th 2016 Merry Christmas

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Please enjoy Love and Blessings Caz50.

Keruka on Nov 29, 2016:

WOW! Thank you SOOO much for my RAK! I never expected so many goodies. Can't wait to use everything. <3

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

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