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Date Joined: October 11, 2008
Last Online: February 21, 2016
Birthday: May 14
Country: Australia
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About Me

I have 2 furkids of the doggy kind, live north of Brisbane in Queensland Australia on small property of 4Ha. I'm a scrapbooker who is now hooked on ATCs. I love gardening as well - veggies and fruit trees mostly. I do have some flowers and other shrubs such as camellias. I love orchids -but I only have a few.


I'm an ATC Addict. Some of my swaps can be viewed on my flicka site. If you are my parter in a swap and you don't want the suprise spoiled perhaps wait to have a look on flicka until after the mail has arrived.

I will never flake, if you didn't get your swap just message me and I will resend straight away. If I don't receive your swap within a month of the date I will message you. I understand that sometimes life gets in the way of art and I wouldn't want to wreck your rating over a package lost in the post or an illness. If you are going to be late message me - I'll understand.

I take pride in making something I hope my partner will really enjoy. When sending extras I will look at your profile to see what you like or need so give me some hints, lol.

I will rate you as soon as I get your swap items. I have decided that I will rate on the quality and thoughtfulness of the package not just the quantity.

Favorite Crafts

I love scrapbooking - especially into ATCs. I really don't know how to describe my style as it changes depending on the theme. I have been into folkart painting in the past and would like to learn watercolours.

Favorite Books

I will read almost anything. But love horror and fantasy on the fiction side and anything about gardening, craft, wildlife and interesting people on the non-fiction side

What I love

I love camping, the bushwalking, photographing nature. But most of all I love my doggies (Oh yeh and DH I suppose!!)


AUSTRALIAN QUARANTINE RULES Being in Australia there are certain items that CAN NOT be received by me in the post due to strict quarantine rules. This inclues animal and plant products eg meat, dairy, seeds and nuts, fruits and veggies. The full list of no-nos is here http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/mail/cant-mail


  • quality work

  • vintage

  • anything botanical

  • anything nature - especially birds, butterflies, dragonflies, wolves, dingos, waterfalls, cloud formations, bark and leaf textures, etc

  • science themes

  • little metal and other embellishments

  • Colours - earth colours, purple, green, blue, all deep colours

  • ATCs - collage, paint, watercolours, stamped, drawing, etc

  • postage stamps

  • Anything I can't get in Aus in relation to papers, images, stickers, stamps, etc

  • and DH is a cinnamon chewing gum fan and its hard to get (and expensive) here in Australia

not so fond of

These things I'm not so fond of. But I'm not going to die in a ditch over them. If you put effort and heart into your creations and art I'm sure I'll love it. (Even if it's a psalm with a picture of a baby hugging a neon yellow kitty.) However, I'm not budging on the brussel sprouts they are hideous!!

  • Colours - neons like bright yellow, pink and orange

  • Cats - I'm really a dog person though I do like tigers (though I don't think my dogs would appreciate if I brought one home)

  • Baby and kiddy themed stuff

  • I'm not a religious person - though I do like some religious and spiritual iconography and symbolism.

  • Oh and most importantly brussel sprouts - mega yuck! (though I'm struggling to think of a situation where someone might like to send me one)

those who have forsaked me

I hoped this would never happen but

for the Four ATCs of the Apocalypse - @kimberlees flaked on me

Monthly ATC Swappers - 4th Color Combo ATC Swap (black & White) - @KathyG had huge personal issues and flaked.

Elements ATC #3 Wind - @dayree had an ill mother and never sent the swap

Chinese Zodiac ATC - Dog @lucky12324

Monthly ATC Swappers - Color Combo ATC (black & pink) - @countrygirl68au

12 days of christmas ATC series - PIAPT @satinka - ANGELED by Fritosmom the host

12 days of christmas ATC Series - 4CB @doodadaisy - ANGELED by Fritosmom the host


Comment: Just arrived today!! Thank you for the extra, they both are lovely. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Response: Whoo Hoo. So happy that it finally made its way to you. Thankyou for the heart and Merry Christmas and happy new year to you too.
Comment: Hello Linda, Thank you for the absolutely beautiful spirit house ATC you created to represent the country of Thailand. The details and 3-D you put into it gave it such character and life. Even the background you used added to the ATC. This is a wonderful representation of Thailand and will offer a positive addition to this series. Thank you for the extra Asian piece you did in ATC form. It will be a nice extra for the Asian series. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: Thankyou Barb I'm glad you like the atcs. I really tried to think of something indigenous to each country so I'm glad you liked the spirit house. cheers Linda
julmc81 rated for Faux Stained Glass Window ATC on Oct 28, 2010
Comment: You made my day Linda! The card you sent the atcs in is really neat. Thank you so much for the 2 beautiful stained glass windows, I need to know what a robo is because my window was not nearly as great as yours <3 Thanks for a great atc<3
Response: Thankyou for the heart and the comments I'm glad you liked the atc. A craft robo is an electronic cutter. I don't mind a bit of fussy cutting but I certainly don't have the patience to do something like that by hand, lol.
LeonieP rated for Asian Series # 8 - Nepal on Oct 27, 2010
Comment: Absolutely love your ATC. You did a great job and the "how you made it" was really good. Thanks heaps.
Response: Thankyou for your comments and for hosting this interesting series.
sundaeschool rated for Asian Series # 7 - India on Oct 19, 2010
Comment: Such a beautiful ATC! I thought about doing an elephant for this swap but didn't think I could do it justice...you certainly did! Did you make the card this came in? It was lovely too.
Response: Thankyou I'm glad you liked the atc and yes I did make the card as well.
raven rated for Asian Series # 6 - Malaysia on Sep 21, 2010
Comment: WOW..I am just in awe of the whole package,, your atc is amazing, first it is beautiful and it says so much,, this whole atc is an amazing ideal,,very thoughtful and so well made..the beaded tassels, that real stamp, just makes it all the more amazing..I am so lucky to have gotten you as my partner and I get to add this wonderful atc to my collection..In this case I am going to find a way to that beautiful folded card that you sent it all in also, I love it too ,,You are a very talented artist and I Thank you so very much
Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments. It makes me smile to know that my partner really enjoys what I make for them. I enjoy creating something that I'd like for my own collection, but more than that I love to share.
magicjessnrach rated for Asian Series # 4 - Mongolia on Sep 15, 2010
Comment: I'm so sorry I thought I had rated you! This is a wonderful ATC, thanks heaps :)
Response: No worries. Thankyou for the heart and I'm glad you liked the atc.
Comment: Beautiful job, Linda. I love the fact that you hand painted over printed paper. It's just gorgeous.
Response: Thankyou for the heart. I'm glad you liked the lily
Comment: Hello Linda, Thank you for being my partner for the "Zodiac Signs ATC #7 Cancer" Swap. I feel very special to have received your ATC as it is a very unique piece of art. I like how you did a cut out of a crab and then put another kind of paper underneath to give the crab an interesting look. The edging added interest as well and puttiing the symbol for Cancer added to the ATC as well. This ATC will be a great addition to my Zodiac collection. I look forward to adding it to my collection. I hope we contiinue to have many more encounters on Swap-bot--I enjoy swapping with you. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments I'm glad you liked the atc. I'm sure that we will meet again
magicjessnrach rated for Asian Series # 3 - China on Jul 23, 2010
Comment: Fantastic ATCs! Thanks :)
Response: Thankyou for the heart, I'm glad you liked them.
Comment: Thank you Linda for your Lotus flower, I wish I could paint. I love getting swaps from Australia !
Response: Thankyou for the heart, I'm glad you liked the atc.
raven rated for Zodiac Signs ATC Swap # 6 Gemini on Jul 5, 2010
Comment: WOW..What a card,,I am just in awe of this one..The background is so beautiful and the cutout twins the make the whole card into an amazing work of art..I can't see one thing to improve this,,I would have never though of anything so beautiful and creative in hundred years..My hats of to you..and I love the Best Wishes card you sent it in..It's a keeper too..I Thank you sooooo very much for sharing your talented art with me..
Response: Thankyou for your comments and the heart. I'm glad you liked the atc, I wasn't sure about it.
ElsD rated for Asian Series # 2 - Turkey on Jun 27, 2010
Comment: Hi Linda,thanks for the as usual beautiful ATC cards,love them both but I do like your marbling one as the tulips did come from Turkey and then the Dutch got a very good industry going.Thanks also for the very pretty card,till next time regards ElsD
Response: Thankyou for the rating and the heart. I didn't know that about tulips, I just thought the turkish marble painting was just a stylized flower.
KizzyMama rated for Asian Series # 1 - Japan on Jun 11, 2010
Comment: It is absolutely stunning! I dabble in origami so it is even more awesome.Hah I recognize the bottom paper, I have those too.Thank you so much. it's perfect. and the note card. oh my god the card is so pretty too. and since I recognize the flowers and background I guess you must have made it. Double score for me. I wish I could give you lots of hearts
Response: Thankyou for the heart and the lovely comments. Yes I did make the notecard too.
raven rated for Zodiac Signs ATC Swap # 5 Taurus on Jun 7, 2010
Comment: I can t find words to describe how I feel about this whole package,,the rose card is the most beautiful card I have ever seen, You have to be the most talented and creative person to make something so amazing.. the Taurus is also amazing You did great work on it too, the tiny dots of glitter, you must have a very steady hand..Both went into my collection and I will treasure these 2 cards forever,,Thank you so very much
Response: Thankyou for your comments and the heart. I had a feeling that rose card would appeal to you and I'm glad it did. The glitter dots were a gellyroll pen so not difficult at all to do.
cafras rated for # 12 Color Combo ATC Swap on Jun 2, 2010
Comment: Again, thank you very much
Response: Thankyou for the heart. I've been trying some new techniques lately,
cafras rated for 12 Days of Christmas 2010-5GR on Jun 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you for your painstaking work
Response: Thankyou for the rating and the heart
raven rated for Insect Series # 7 - Ladybug on May 18, 2010
Comment: Wow...What a great card, I love my Lady Bug.. you did a wonderful job making her, she looks so lifelike.. and the card you made to send it all in is amazing.You sure are a talented and very creative artist...And I am so lucky to have been your partner for this swap...Your Lady Bug will be forever safe in my collection,,Thank you so very much
Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments. I'm glad you liked the bug. I always try to make something I hope my partner will love. I wish had more time for painting, I'm definitely pretty rusty.
dorsetdumpling rated for Insect Series # 7 - Ladybug on May 12, 2010
Comment: Wow - just Wow! The ATC was wonderful and so beautifully presented in the 'bug' theme. You really spent time and thought on this and came up with such a creative pack.
Response: Thankyou for the comments and the heart. I really wanted to send something nice to make up for being late in sending. I'm glad you liked the whole package.
Marata rated for 12 Days of Christmas 2010-4CB on May 11, 2010
Comment: great , sorry I was so late responding
Response: Not a problem. I hope you liked the atc.

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RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Crafting Queens group~

GTstamper on Feb 27, 2010:

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!
Thanks for joining!

Tinker60 on Sep 8, 2009:

You're a doll for sending me the extra die-cuts with the beautiful Chinese Zodiac Snake ~~ Very much appreciated!!!

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


artsyjana on Jul 16, 2009:

Just wanted to let you know about the next swap in the series, ATC's of the World: India

Artistic on Jul 13, 2009:

I truly fell out laughing when I saw your name as my Chinese Zodiac partner. :) Glad you liked that tiger, too. :)

grannylove60 on Jul 9, 2009:

Welcome to the Love Our Dogs Society group!!!

choke on Jul 2, 2009:

Welcome to the ATC Contest group, see you there!!

raven on May 1, 2009:

Wishing you a Happy May Birthday... from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group birthday

ElsD on Apr 4, 2009:

Hi oziloulou,yes the card was a watercolour painting I did bur was not too happy with so made it into card stock ElsD

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