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Date Joined: February 13, 2008
Last Online: October 24, 2011

Country: Ireland
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About Me

I like my privacy, so please don't use my real name in any public areas (forums, profiles, comments, galleries). Thanks.

Beginner ATCer and swapper.

Hoarder - I have too many craft supplies and no space left to use them in!

I'm not keen on vintage style or shabby chic, but I know that's what many of you do, so don't worry about it. Two exception - Flower Fairies do have nostalgic appeal. I loved them as a kid. And I like vintage science diagrams.

Outside of that, I like most styles. I like bold and intricate; bright and subtle colours (having said that, favourite is purple, followed by burgundy); cute, humorous, whimsical and serious.

Atheist, but have a general interest in religions. I'm fine with religious imagery (of any religion), but don't like preachy.

To date (14/2/08), I haven't seen an ATC in real life, but I reckon I'd like mixed media and texture. Update: I have now. See below for swaps received.

Speaking of dates, I'm European, and I find American short form dates confusing and illogical. European and Australian dates go from small unit to big (14/2/08), Japanese go from big to small (2008-02-14), but American is mixed up and crazy! If a date is relevant, better to use words, though I can cope if the day is > 12 :-)

I'm keen on languages. I speak Spanish and some French, Irish and Japanese, with a few random words in another few random languages.

I also like travel. Most recent trips include New Zealand, Japan and London.

Oh! And penguins! I love penguins! Fond of cats and owls too.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts generally, especially card making. I'm getting into knitting and other fibre arts too, like crochet and kumihimo. Oh, and beading, though I'm better at the buying beads part than the completing items part!

You can see some things I've made on Flickr.

Favorite Television

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Heroes, QI (brilliant quiz show with Stephen Fry), Firefly, Babylon 5.

Favorite Books

Favourite genres are SF and fantasy. I'm a bookcrosser, which has introduced me to many books I wouldn't have read otherwise.

Favourite authors include Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Iain M Banks.

Favourite recent reads include Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman.


My home letter box is badly installed and I am afraid of things getting squashed, so the address I've provided is my partner's work address. It doesn't really fit into the standard form. Message me if you're unclear how to write it on the envelope.

Um... maybe who I get stuff from is supposed to be a surprise and you can't ask me about my address. The format should be:

Partner's name
Company name
Building name
Street name
Dublin 2

Favorite Music

In my CD player right now are Regina Spektor, Emiliana Torrini, Missy Higgins, Spanish chart music from 2002 and an album called Denim from a Japanese singer I forget the name of. I hadn't realised till now how international that is.

swaps sent, unrated

Project Spectrum ATC Fire to Banchomarba1 and Jocelyn: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/10482

Butterfly ATCs to Violette: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/10558

Mixed-Media Blue for You ATC to Carys: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/11804

Bead charm to CherylCraftCabin: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/11532

Feminist atc to Midnight (returned undeliverable): http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/12419

swaps received

Project spectrum fire from pynnski and knottyneedle.

Butterfly from sewcrazy and shopandbid.

Mixed media blue from happypup.

Bead charm from andysbabycakes, mrsfabicons, moonbrooke CherylCraftCabin, busycrowstudio, EllenT.

Firefly-serenity from heatherlayne, orcasong.

Feminist from neonphotograph and angelled by Felix.

Bookmark from JennieMaeD and madtatter7.

Project Spectrum Earth from momerath and Thistledowns.


AmyMarie rated for Bookreader's bookmark swap on May 30, 2008
Comment: Rec'd an email May 5 that she was delayed...nothing since then (swap date was May 1). Will change when I receive the required bookmarks.
Response: Will let you know when I've sent.
Aimeejanie rated for Bookreader's bookmark swap on May 29, 2008
Comment: Your last communication was May 5th. I will gladly re-rate you once the bookmarks are received!!
Response: *blush* Bookmarks are in progress. I'll let you know when I've sent.
MissAndree rated for Feminist ATCs on May 29, 2008
Comment: Thanks a lot for all the cards -- they made me smile :-)
Response: Glad you liked them!
Ayka rated for Mixed-Media Blue for You ATC swap on Apr 17, 2008
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely ATC's. Hope to swap with you again soon.
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Very cool ATCs! I love that you knitted the little red sweater that River wore, and the dinosaurs are great! Thanks!
Response: Once I remembered I had dinosaur stencils, it had to be done!
moxsapphir rated for Firefly-Serenity ATC Swap - Int. on Apr 8, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the two lovely Serenity/Firefly cards. I like the dress from "Shindig." You did very nice work!
Response: Thank you! That one was fun to do.
chimerix rated for Firefly-Serenity ATC Swap - Int. on Apr 6, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the great cards. I do love Jane! And the cards are really wonderful and creative!
Response: Glad I chose a good character for you! You can think of the diary as either Simon or Jayne, whichever you like :-)
chimerix rated for *^Bead Charm^* Swap--International on Apr 6, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for the great charms. Aloha!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: cute charms! thanks for the extras too! I will enjoy the book. thanks again!
Response: Good to hear!
E11enT rated for *^Bead Charm^* Swap--International on Apr 1, 2008
Comment: Lovely charms, nut and thanks for the extra beads and origami fish. (Fish seem to be becoming a personal symbol for me. I keep getting them somehow). Interesting. The bookmark is great too. E.
Response: Could be because people know you like oceans? That's why I gave it to you. (thanks for the edit)
Scarlett rated for Butterfly ATCs on Apr 1, 2008
Comment: Great ATCs, and I love the book, I'll definitely post and resend it
Response: Great! I love to get new people into bookcrossing!
Comment: Wonderful bead charms! And a very clever charm you made with the sequins ! Thank you
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thay came! What a clever way to cushion the charms! I love them, and the Book Thong, too! Thanks! Cyn
Response: Thanks for the rating. My first ever! I can't claim credit for the cushioning - charms arrived for me before I sent mine, and I reused the padding from that.

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marilavado on Nov 12, 2008:


I am the new founder for the European Swappers group. Please come and take a look at the new games and swaps and leave any ideas for swaps you would like to see in the forums.


Aimeejanie on Jun 1, 2008:

Thanks for the great link!! We loved it!!

heatherlayne on Mar 26, 2008:

Whoops, sorry for the misunderstanding! The font on the River Tam card is called "Beyond Wonderland" and is on the same website, though I can't remember where it was found.

Jamnj on Mar 16, 2008:

thanks for pointing that out re st pats cards==i had edited the date and forgot to change the ending--done now. lol

orcasong on Mar 1, 2008:

I completely agree with your rant on dates! :) Being an American, I think a lot of our ways are pretty whacky - like the refusal to use metric.

Looking forward to sending to you for the Firefly/Serenity ATC swap!

ArtzyDiva on Feb 29, 2008:

Hello! I just wanted to thank you for joining my Mixed-Media 'Blue For You' ATC swap. I hope you enjoy making the cards & receive some cool ones in return.

If you have any questions just let me know

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