Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 9:39 pm


Date Joined: April 4, 2014
Last Online: July 27, 2017
Birthday: May 23, 1985
Country: United Kingdom
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See below for info on my current swap updates ♥

18th Jan 2017 - I will not be able to participate in swaps for a little while as I'm suffering with acute back pain which was diagnosed as sciatica. I will occasionally be coming onto swap-bot just in case there is any issues regarding swaps I have hosted. Apologies to the groups of which I am an officer as i cannot host any swaps right now. I hope to be better soon because quite frankly it's a pain in the arse (quite literally in fact!!), and I'd rather be up and about. Hope to be back soon!!!

  • Please message me if you have any concerns over my swap to you before you rate. I would feel really bad if anything were wrong and would want to rectify any problem, so please let me know!! I would do the same to anyone else :)

  • I usually rate pretty much straight away but if you feel some time has gone between sending your swap to me, do give me a friendly PM! I will do the same - not because I'm demanding a rating but I just worry that my swap hasn't gotten to where is is supposed to do :)

About Me

A few snippets about me -

~ My name is Dannii, I'm 31 years old (meep! when the bloody hell did that happen?) and I live in Bath (UK) ~

~ I love to go out, (more so for afternoon tea then out to a pub nowaways...getting older you know...hahaha!), and have a fantastic time with mates just having a laugh and I love to make people smile :D ~

~ I love penpalling and have been doing it for 21 years! (since I was 9!!) Oh how time flies!! XD I'm usually a long letter writer but I also like the idea for smaller letters but creatively done :) I love giving my pallies little gifts to make them smile :)

~ I've gotten into mail art recently and really love it! :)

~ Writing is a big passion of mine, I love to create new worlds, develop characters and use my imagination. I have so many stories in my head just waiting to written! ~

~ I'm the occasional nutter (in a good way!) :D Life can really bite you in the arse sometimes so why be serious all the time? ~

~ I'm obsessed with being creative! ~

~ I'm a daydreamer and you'll probably find me in my own little world most of the time ~

~ I'm making it my mission to try new things, to have new experiences - things like new foods, new bands, book genres, new places etc ~

~ I admit to being one of the most clumsiest people you will ever meet, I think I can fall over with style now... ~

~ I love to sing but I'm not a brilliant singer which is a shame for my neighbours (poor buggers!) ~

~ A decent coffee can decide if my day is going to go well or not ~

~ I'm a band 6 nurse (that means I'm a junior sister - just because people always ask what band 6 means...), but please don't ask me for any medical advice - that's what your GP is for!! XD ~

~ I've recently got into art journalling and mixed media art. Getting messy with paints - love it!! :D I don't consider myself even very good but I love that art journalling is about expression, not being perfect and getting feelings out. It's very therapeutic! I urge anyone to try!! ~

~ I LOVE music and I'm always open to new recommendations! - my ipod wants to be filled!! ~



  • Creative snail mail (Flipbooks, booklets, themed mail)
  • Art journalling
  • ATCs
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket letters
  • Mixed media art
  • Smash books
  • Jewellery Making
  • Planning
  • Homemade decor
  • Papercrafts (DIY paper embellishments, mini albums, postcards etc)

Colours/Colour combos

  • Mint - really like at the moment
  • GOLD! GOLD! And more GOLD!!!!!!!
  • Black/White
  • Black with any bright colour really...
  • Blue/Green/Purple
  • Pastels
  • Pink/Mint/Grey
  • Mint/Grey or mint and black
  • Teal
  • Autumn colours (oranges, golds, yellows, reds mostly)
  • Coral
  • Copper


♥ Lifehouse ♥ Evanescence ♥ Sara Bareilles ♥ Gabriella Aplin ♥ Within Temptation ♥ 30 Seconds to Mars ♥ Muse ♥ Linkin Park ♥ Marina and the Diamonds ♥ Lauren Aquilina ♥ Katie Sky ♥ Foxes ♥ Sia ♥ Disturbed ♥ Lady Antebellum ♥ Kate Voegele ♥ Epica ♥ Alterbridge ♥ Paramore ♥Flyleaf ♥ Hoobastak ♥ Paloma Faith ♥ Rumer ♥ Switchfoot ♥ The Birthday Massacre ♥ The Pretty Reckless ♥ The Vincent Black Shadow ♥ Train ♥ Lenka ♥ LeAnn Rimes ♥ Hurts ♥ Jessie J ♥ Kyla la Grange ♥ Ellie Goulding ♥ Emelie Sande ♥ Fall Out Boy ♥ Birdy ♥ Yiruma

Crafty Brands

  • Heidi Swapp
  • American Crafts (especially Amy Tangerine)
  • Bo Bunny
  • Teresa Collins
  • Studio Calico
  • My Minds Eye
  • Prima
  • Kaisercraft
  • K&Company


♥ Afternoon tea ♥ Art journalling ♥ Autumn ♥ Beads ♥ Being a twin ♥ Bohemian ♥ Bright colours ♥ Butterflies ♥ Castles ♥ Coffee ♥ Colour combinations ♥ Cosy cocktail bars ♥ Cosy tea rooms ♥ Daisies ♥ Damask ♥ Dancing ♥ Dandelions ♥ Dragons ♥ Faeries ♥ Girly days ♥ Glittery things ♥ Gothic things ♥ GOLD! ♥ Harry Potter ♥ Homemade things ♥ Imagination ♥ Lavender ♥ Lawns covered in dandelions and daisies ♥ Letter journals ♥ Nail art ♥ Magical things ♥ Mermaids ♥ Moon/moonlight ♥ Moonstone ♥ Music ♥ Nature ♥ Pamper Days ♥ Reading ♥ Ruins ♥ Samoyed dogs ♥ Secret places ♥ Shabby chic ♥ Smash books ♥ Snail mail ♥ Steampunk ♥ Summer ♥ Twins ♥ Vintage ♥ Vintage ephemera ♥ Warm mornings ♥ Washi tape!!!! ♥ Wildflowers ♥ Wings ♥ Woods ♥ Writing

Goodie wishlist!!

I would be super happy to receive any of these things...I know there's a lot there....but I like to give people options :D

Art/Craft supplies

  • WASHI TAPE!!!!!
  • Ink Stamps
  • Die-cuts
  • Planner supplies
  • Papers
  • Element stickers
  • Alpha Stickers
  • Stencils
  • Journal cards/spots
  • Pens
  • BEADS!!
  • Anything damask!!
  • Enamel dots/shapes
  • Adhesive gems/crystals/shapes
  • Adhesive buttons
  • Buttons
  • Trims
  • Ribbons
  • Pretty paper clips
  • Anything I can put into my smashbook or art journal

Planner Supplies

I have a MAMBI Happy planner.

  • Weekly planner kits
  • Washi
  • Paperclips
  • Charms
  • Sticky notes
  • Stamps
  • Decorative stickers
  • Functional Stickers
  • Die-cuts
  • Quotes

Homemade crafty/arty things

I love anything homemade! I will treasure anything sent that someone has put effort, time and love into making! :)

  • Art Journal pages
  • ATCs
  • Mixed media postcards
  • Small mixed media canvases
  • Altered items
  • Random small mixed media projects
  • Small art journals
  • Jewellery
  • Whimsey Jars

Penpal stuff

  • Creative Letters (examples of my own below!)

  • Letter journals

  • Mail art

  • Snail mail Flipbooks (examples of my own below)

  • Travel journals

  • Themed care packages

  • Postcards (with something you have written)

  • Pocket letters (examples of my own below!)

Food and Drinks

  • Peanut Butter M&Ms!! Love 'em!!!
  • Maltesers
  • Tea - my favourite brands are Twinings tea and artisan tea from Bath Teahouse emporium. I love Lady Grey, black afternoon tea, and sweet teas. Nothing bitter or sour.
  • Coffee - not instant XD
  • Hot chocolate
  • Peanut butter kit kat chunkies
  • Artisan food that is local to swappers :)


  • Nail art supplies (jewels, studs etc)
  • Candles
  • Waxed tarts/melts
  • Incense sticks/cones
  • Anything damask!
  • Semi-precious stones/healing stones
  • Letter sets
  • Notebooks
  • Tarot/oracle cards
  • Anything shabby chic!!
  • Colourful socks - not used please...eww....
  • Lavender scented things

And if after all of that you have trouble finding things to send here is my etsy favourites list -


No Thanks and General Dislikes


  • Hello Kitty stuff
  • Blank Cards -PLEASE NO MORE!!!
  • Aniseed - reminds me of CT scan contrast...bleh
  • Reward stickers, (I'm not a teacher and I only live with my boyfriend and I reward him in other ways! lol! I don't think my patients would appreciate me giving them reward stickers either...)
  • Childish stickers/stamps (teddy bears, forever friends, stickers of children, me to you teddy bears, things that are obviously for children, etc).
  • Mobile phone charms (who has these anymore? lol!)
  • Key rings - I have 1 key - there is no point XD
  • Tacky jewellery (made out of plastic)
  • Religious items
  • Happy birthday or other celebratory or sentiment craft things for cards - PLEASE NO MORE!!!!
  • Loom bands

No. Just NO!

  • Used or crumpled items
  • Expired items
  • Things that smell of cigarette smoke (I do have a penpal who smokes and her letters never smell of cigarette smoke. If your swaps do smell of it then sorry but its just carelessness)
  • Kitty hair. I'm really allergic to cats - I love cats, just really allergic to them - so please keep your kitties away no matter how much they think they are helping! XD

Private Swaps and Penpals

Private swaps

If anyone would like to do a private swap then by all means message me, I would be happy to :)

I'd love to swap with people from UK and Europe mostly as it is less expensive but I wouldn't mind swapping with people in other areas also with small items.

See lists above to get an idea on what I like to swap :)


I absolutely LOVE writing letters and hearing from people in the post and reading their letter whilst having a cuppa ♥ If you think we'd get on then by all means message me! (I'm always happy to do the first letter!)

Sent / To be sent / awaiting

Updated 29 DEC 2016

Just for partner information to keep them updated about what swaps I have received and sent. If I have said I have sent an item and you have yet to receive it please let me know! FYI - I always do proof of posting if you don't believe me! :D

Sent swaps (swaps I have sent and awaiting ratings - I will delete when I have received ratings)

  • Private flipbook swap - Jane (sent 1st Feb - still no rating for this but swapper has confirmed in a message she received it)

  • SWL - Mini flipbook - winter/xmas - sent 6 Dec. tracking number LB264129685GB. Has been received but no rating yet.

To be sent

Awaiting (Swaps I am waiting to receive and rate)

  • SWL ~ 2014/2015 happy mail - I think I must've been flaked on this swap too...
  • SWL ~ themes in an envie; opposites - awaiting resend - sadly flaked on this swap :(
  • SWL ~ I collect... #4 - received from 1 partner - awaiting resend from the other. - sadly flaked on this swap :(


I am new to hosting swaps but please don't let that put you off joining my swaps! I have done a lot of research, and listened - and continue to listen - to the advice stated by seasoned Hosts and the Newbie Helpers group :)

Things you can expect of me as the host -

  • I will angel if a swapper has been flaked on.
  • I will be vigilant about who I let in.
  • I will thoroughly look through every swappers profile and pay attention to ratings, rating comments and profile comments to see if you are the type of swapper I want in my swap.
  • I will not let anyone in my swaps who have not been online for over 5 days unless there is a reason for your absence stated on your profile.
  • If you do not meet the rating requirements I will not change it as I feel it is my duty to protect other swappers. However, I will offer to do a private swap.
  • Advice from seasoned hosts is welcomed and will not be met with hostility.


  • I am more than happy for people to use the same idea for a swap. No idea belongs to just one person, but please do not copy and paste my swap description without first asking me if you can do so. I do not wish to confuse other swappers into thinking it is a swap I have created and want to establish myself as a responsible host. And it's just polite and good etiquette :) Thank you! ♥


Comment: thank you
Comment: It's always fun to get something from "across the pond" Fun pocket letter-I love Halloween year round! Love the extra goodies you sent and the nice letter-Thanks for sharing!-Thanks for hosting!
Stargazer008 rated for SWL ~ Getting to Know You on Nov 6, 2016
Comment: Hi Danii, It is such pleasure to getting to know you. Wow...thank you for this wonderful envelope, Danii..I can really understand why all the bits and pieces are your favorites...so pretty...wow...I also love the places of the National Trust. This summer I visited the Haddon Hall and Mr Straws House during my stay in Sheffield. By the way have you visited the Postal Museum in Bath? It is one thing on my list for the next trip. :) For now, have great day.
Comment: I am stunned you send me this amazing flipbook filled with so much goodies! Those tiny envelopes are so cute and are so much fun openingen one by one. I just wish I could give you more hearts because this is one of this swap belongs in my top 5 best swaps ever!
Response: Aww, that's so sweet, thank you so much! ^_^ I'm really, glad you liked it! I wanted to make it extra special for you! Hope to swap with you again soon, lovely!
shalvorsen rated for SWL ~ Snail mail flipbook on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: Dannii!! AMAZING flipbook!! I love everything about it... the colors, the design, the envelopes, the letter, pockets and super awesome goodies!! Thanks for an amazing swap. I'd give you a hundred hearts if I could!!Shannon
Response: Ahh, didn't realise you rated me! XD Aww, thanks so much, lovely! I so, so happy you like it! It was so much fun to make! ^_^ Hope to swap with you again soon!
georgiafae rated for SWL - Flipbook swap #1 - Mini on Oct 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and being my partner. I love the mini-book-I love Halloween-such an interesting flip book with so many flips here and there and wonderful little goodies inside! Thanks for sharing and Happy Fall!
janineureka rated for SWL - Handmade Envie Book #10 on Sep 19, 2016
Comment: I'm so excited! What an adorable envie book! I love all the work you pat into it. I love the paper you used and all of the sweet goodies. I like the different sizes of envelopes, especially the cute little minis. What a fabulous swap! And it makes me feel special to receive "Royal Mail". I have visited Bath, a few years ago on my honeymoon, and I loved it! Sorry you have to work so much, though - it's great to be retired... Wish I could give you way more hearts.
Response: Yay! I'm really glad you like it! I had a blast making it! Thank you so much!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely mini PL! I actually liked night shifts for certain things too so I do understand that. :) And thank you for hosting this too! Xoxoxo
Response: I'm super glad you liked it! Thanks for joining my swap! :)
Comment: what a fantastic notecard flipbook! i love everything about it! thank you so much! ♥
Comment: Ohhh, everything is so... golden! :D I love both card and goodies - so very beautiful! Thank you! <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I really enjoyed creating it!! :)
Jess123 rated for One-on-one crafty trade on Feb 29, 2016
Comment: I absolutely adore the package you sent! The flip book is amazing, I love the colors you picked and all the tiny details (did you draw that camera yourself?). Using magnets is such a cool idea! Its so much fun to play with and flip everything! lol And I love the stickers and washi you sent as a surprise! Those little flamingos are adorable. I can't wait to write back!! :D
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it got to you!! It just went the long way round! XD It would've been a shame if it didn't make it to you, it's just sod's law that it came to you just as i send the resend! XD I'm really glad you like everything! I can't wait to here from you! 💕
SheisCrafty rated for Private flipbook swap on Feb 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I absolutely love it!! You did such a great job!!! Even my husband was impressed. He said that you did a great job. It's so pretty. Thank you again!! I am always open to doing more 💕💕
Response: Aww, I'm really glad you like it! It's definitely one of the most pretty ones I've made! I'm open to another private swap with you any time!! ♥
piitzi rated for Snail Mail Flip-book on Feb 19, 2016
Comment: Oh how lovely flip-book you`ve made! Thank you very much! I love it, it`s so inspiring! And the little goodies too =) Have a nice weekend! Warm wishes from snowy Oulu,Finland!
Response: I'm really glad you liked it! :D
Nevermore rated for Pocket Letter Swap on Feb 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful pocket letter! I can't bear to take it apart so currently it's pinned to my noticeboard!
Response: Aww! Thanks so much! I really enjoyed creating it! :) ♥♥
sophieanita rated for Halloween Pocket Letter Swap on Oct 8, 2015
Comment: Beautiful! This was such a lovely pocket letter I was stunned, you have a real talent for crafting! :)
tristitia rated for SWL ~ Handmade envie book #9 on Oct 2, 2015
Comment: Amazing envelope book! You took some much care making it, so pretty - and I loved all the little goodies inside - thank you!!!
LunaMoody rated for SWL ~ you pick my pocket letter on Sep 19, 2015
Comment: Awesome ..Love it 💙💙💙
Comment: Hi Dannii! Thanks for this wonderful golden pocket letter, I love it very much! I've became a letter writer with the pocket letters, and I enjoy it, but it's also difficult to find the right amount. I was on vacation, so I can rate only now.
Response: You're welcome, lovely! I'm really glad you like it ♥
phillaine rated for SWL ~ PL- Black, White & POW on Aug 15, 2015
Comment: Dannii--thank you for the fantastic and beautifully packaged pocket letter. This is the most artful, sweet pocket letter I've received in months. First off, the letter was a delight to read, and made me want to write back :) The PL itself is absolutely gorgeous, and thank you for looking into my profile and sending me special little treats. Lovely to "meet" you through the mail, and I hope to swap with you again. ♥
Response: Yay! I'm really glad you liked it! I loved making this PL! It's definitely one of my favourites!! :) See you in the mail!! ♥
Hoosfoos rated for SWL ~ Art Journal Pages Part 1, #2 on Aug 6, 2015
Comment: Hoorah, thank you for re sending, and what a beautiful page! It is such a wonderful feast of textures and you really put a lot of work into it. I am very happy to own it! Thank you for all the exciting paper goodies too, I really feel spoiled ♡

Rating Overview

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RyeRye on Jul 15, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

Jess123 on Mar 5, 2016:

Your second package arrived!! I love everything! Seriously that little flip book is the best!! I can see why you've been saving it, its so cute and the colors are gorgeous, i love the way the gold looks with the pink!! Thanks for so many amazing goodies!!!!!! You are the best! ♥ ♥ ♥

miablancs on Feb 21, 2016:


Please now that you are a member of this group can you go to the group forums in our group. You will find your own personal page in the group forum and a questionnaire that you must fill out. Enjoy being part of our group and thanks for joining.

blueackerson on Feb 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for angeling the flipbook for me. I love the one that you sent and have something in mind for you too. Rosalie

cutesygirlynai on May 17, 2015:

Hey girl. I miss you lots! Feels like we haven't swapped in months, we need to set up a private swap or something! Message me xx

cutesygirlynai on Dec 7, 2014:

hey girl! we haven't spoke in a while... i miss you =[[[[[ just to let you know that i am back on top of things and i am going to be angeling the 2 swaps that cookingbear flaked on... i collect #4 & themes in an envie opposites. i'll probably send them together and it'll be sometime after christmas. ALSO, i sent your stocking today for the SWL send me a stocking full of love. so look out for it. not everything is wrapped inside - so please don't peek in! :)

i hope you're ok and we don't speak before christmas i really hope you are able to get some time off to spend with your family!!! x

cutesygirlynai on Sep 13, 2014:

dannii!!! come and join the i collect again, but it's europe / uk only this time! maybe i'll get you as a parnter again!!! ^_^

kerrydwynn on Jul 12, 2014:

Come on in -- the water's fine in the Cold Hands Warm Hearts group!

emmalouiise91 on Jul 2, 2014:

I got your letter today lovely ! Thank you so much It's beautiful ! I'm totally looking forward to sending you one back. Speak soon x x

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