Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 6:54 am


Date Joined: March 21, 2008
Last Online: January 24, 2021
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

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 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 :)

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 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 :)

Anything from my Ali Express or Etsy Favourites

♥ card stock,

♥ Nescafe Flavoured Coffee not chocolate flavours

♥Chocolate especially WHITE

♥ matchboxes

♥ Whimsy jars

♥ ATC : Vintage , cat themes

♥ 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 especially natural colours

♥ 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, PUD and his new brother Tink and his brother Turbo

♥ Card making supplies

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

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 !!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


CrystalZ rated for Card Making Challenge #3 on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun notecard with the cute buttons on it! I really like the monocromatic kraft colour scheme you went with...it always looks so nice.
PrincessLeia rated for Paper Bag Album on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: THANKYOU Carol for a lovely album, packed with heaps of goodies! I’m going to have fun using them all!
Response: I am gad you liked it , first one I made, thanks for the great rating
bpl76 rated for LRSUS-Alphabet-A on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you !!
Response: welcome !
CrystalZ rated for Card Making Challenge #2 on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: I reall like the grey/silver monochromatic colour scheme that you used for the Birthday card. It isn't one I would typically create myself but it is perfect to use as a masculine card and I never seem to have enough card for them so I will definately be using it :)
Response: Oh I am so happy that its was something you normally wouldn't make yourself, I agree, don't very often make masculine cards so its always good to receive them, thank you for the great rating
Giddyanni rated for Card Making Challenge #1 on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Hello Carol, your card arrived this morning ( 18th. Dec) , goodness knows where it has been vacationing, LOL. Beautiful card, thank you very much :0) Merry Christmas and Happy Swapping!
Response: mail is unbelievable isn't it. thanks for the great rating
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #79 on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute birthday card. I love the silver!
Response: so glad you liked it, thanks for the great rating
FranciscaKarsono77 rated for Blind Envie #3 on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much Carol for the goodies!
Response: You are welcome, hope you like them
jjhere rated for WIYM: Handmade Christmas Card on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Merry Christmas!
Response: you are welcome, thank you for the great rating
PrincessP rated for Kris Kringle with a twist on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much for your extremely thoughtful swap! I love it so much :D I was thinking about waiting until Christmas to open it, but I couldn't resist. I really appreciate it so much, Merry Christmas to you too @neca84 x
Response: gosh that was quick to arrive ,,, I am thrilled you were happy with it :)
teddygirl rated for Send a Christmas Card on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks Carol for the nice handmade card, much appreciated 💕💌💜
Response: glad you liked it
FranciscaKarsono77 rated for Blind Envie Swap #2 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you Carol, I love those tassels!!
Response: you are welcome
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Using Tutorial #2 on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Hi Carol- Thank you for the ADORABLE card!! I love it. :-) These are such fun swaps. Thanks for thinking of them and setting them up. I mailed mine a few days ago, so hopefully you will get it soon.
Response: so glad you liked it, thank you for joining the swaps Hopefully you will enjoy more
PrincessP rated for AS: Handmade Christmas Ornament on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas ornaments (I used my embroidery machine for this swap too ;) ) The gingerbread is especially adorable x
Response: glad you liked them, can't wait to see yours
paperlover rated for Card Making Challenge #78 on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: You sent 2 birthday cards. Very thoughtful of you, I will definitely use them. I especially like the purple one
Response: happy you can use them, thank you for the great rating
vlhafer54 rated for Card Making using Tutorial #1 on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much I love the card - it's nit going anywhere - I'm keeping it!
Response: so happy you do, thanks for joining the new series of swaps, thanks for the wonderful rating
teddygirl rated for Blind Envie Swap #1 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you Carol what a lovely surprise...much appreciated 😁😁😁
Response: thank you for the wonderful rating
PrincessLeia rated for make it from a tissue box on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Thankyou Carol! I love the card! You must get some cool tissue boxes in Tassie- I was hard pressed to find one that was not floral! Looking forward to more swapping!
Response: I loved the owl as soon as I aw them :) I am glad you liked the card and hope you can use it, thanks for the great rating
BloomingRoses rated for Recycled Christmas Card on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: It was fantastic to receive Christmas cards repurposed from old cards. I love the idea of recycling. I’ve been collecting more cards in readiness for future swaps. Thanks Carol
Response: wow hope you didn't just receive them, 10 months is a long time even for the postal system now LOL
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #77 on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute, sparkly card. :-)
Response: you're welcome, thanks for the great rating
PrincessLeia rated for Zipper Purse on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: THANKYOU Carol!!! I love my zipper purse and the monogram is fantastic! Also love all the extras inside - you are a star!
Response: so happy you love it, my new machine is the star lol

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armadillogal on Jan 11, 2021:

Hi Carol...A is for armadillos! I collect them and have since I first heard the band Smokin' Armadillos. I got to pet one at a county fair when I still lived in Wisconsin. I have quite a few from statues, jewelry, stuffed ones, rubber stamps, etc. I have been using my handle armadillogal since right after eBay started and I use it on geocaching.com and on munzee.com. Always sad if I see one on the road. I'd rather see them in a zoo. LSRSUS-Alphabet A from armadillogal...

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

krismakes on Jul 2, 2020:

Hi Carol, hope you’re having a Happy Friday! This is for AAS Group Profile Picture and Comment Swap. Enjoy 😊

nannycat on Feb 6, 2020:

sending you Birthday wishes ,from fellow Aussie swapper.

thisismeAXiD on Feb 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

satinification on Jan 26, 2020:
  • Swap #2: Kittens





Have a PAW-some week ;)!


euniceq on Jan 24, 2020:

✪ Swap #2: Kittens ✪

Jaimiepaige on Jan 24, 2020:

I hope you love these kitten photos! Thank you for joining the PDS group, and the swap!

Shellyr on Apr 16, 2019:

CurlyTea on Feb 7, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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