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rubyrose

rubyrose
Date Joined: January 9, 2012
Last Online: July 23, 2015
Birthday: May 29
Country: South Africa

About Me

Hello, I am very excited to be swapping here on swap-bot with people from around the world!

I live in a country village in South Africa with my two daughters, aged 14 and 13, and our entourage of pets. I work from home doing writing, as well as some webdesign and online marketing (usually at night!). I am a lover of all things creative.

I have such fond childhood memories of swapping stickers, writing paper and sweet-smelling erasers in the schoolyard. I am still a sucker for 'cute' and now enjoy collecting all kinds of stationary and other paraphernalia with my daughters.

Because I live in South Africa, my swaps may take a little longer to reach their destination, but be assured that they are on their way! Please rate asap so that I know you received your swap. Thank you!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy all kinds of crafting but one of my favorite crafts is collage. I also like paper crafts, crochet, embroidery, doodling and photography. I'll try just about anything creative! My daughters and I both enjoy ATCs.

PLEASE NOTE: I use a lot of pictures and paper from old children's books in my artwork. Just so that you know, I DO NOT cut up any good books! The books I use are damaged beyond repair and I save them from being thrown into the trash at the Animal Welfare shop where I volunteer. This is part of my reduce, reuse and recycle ethos!

collage art

Things I Like...

♥EVERYTHING kawaii and Japanese! My children and I love all Sanrio and San-X characters but my all time favorites are ♥DEERY-LOU♥ and Chi Chai Monchan!

♥ Stationery: writing pads, writing sets, envelopes, cute stickers, notepads, note cards, journals, rubber stamps, pens, pencils, novelty erasers, labels, tags and off course all kawaii stationery. I am not so fond of Diddl.

♥ Postcards: papaya art, vintage, birds, art, illustrated, kawaii, whimsical, 1950s imagery, quirky, animals etc. I do not collect any country/travel-related postcards, and so will usually pass those on. Anyone looking for these, please ask!

♥ Themes: retro, hearts, vintage patterns, cute animals, BIRDS, woodland animals, DEER, bunnies, and anything Japanese.

♥ Miscellaneous: chocolate, coffee, herbal teas (ginger, berry, cinnamon) anything vanilla or sandalwood, origami papers, anime, manga, incense, knitted/crocheted items, embroidery floss, yarn, anything vintage, wooden scrabble tiles, Russian Nesting Dolls, buntings, fold up boxes, memoirs and anything inspirational!

Ephemera: I really prefer vintage and arty papers, but sometimes joining Ephemera swaps are fun.

Things my daughters like...

♥ Anything Kawaii, Moshi Monsters and Littlest Pet Shop (cards, stickers, figurines), stickers, stationery, novelty erasers, HORSE anything, and candies from around the world.

♥ My girls have collected elongated (pressed) pennies on both our trips to the USA and would LOVE to receive some more for their collection books. Unfortunately we can't swap any in return as they won't part with the few they have and we can't get them here!

Other

I love our earth and I reuse and recycle packaging where possible.

We are animal lovers and our home is pet-friendly. Although I do try my best to keep the cats away from all of my crafts and collections, it isn't always possible. I turn my back for one minute and there they are... one leg up in the air, cleaning themselves on my latest creation!

I keep careful records of all swaps. If I do not receive from you , I will pm you.

If you don't receive something from me, please send me a message, as I have posted all my swaps by the deadline. I have found that my parcels take up to 3 weeks internationally. After that, I am happy to resend.

Above all else, I want to thank each and every one of my swap partners for the time, effort, and -of course- money they have spent on sending something to me that they believe will make me happy!

Favorite Swaps

♥ collage crafts including ATCs, flat profile surprises, letter sets, kawaii swaps and swaps for the kids!

I'm always looking to do ATC swaps for the kids, so if you'd like to do a private ATC kiddie swap, please message me!

Favorite Quotes

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." ~ Pablo Picasso

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." ~ Marcel Proust

Ratings

aallyy rated for Private Kids Swap on Oct 11, 2013
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Comment: Thank you Sara and Ruby. I really liked my candy you sent to me. Christian.
Response: It's a pleasure!
bluecrayons rated for Cute Hello Kitty Kids swap on Jun 10, 2013
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djfshop rated for Mail Art: Birds! on May 17, 2013
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Comment: Great! I will write back, if you would like.
Response: That would be lovely :)
sweetgirliu rated for Kid Penpal & Kawaii Lettersets on Apr 13, 2013
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orange0208 rated for not-so-QUICK 5 postcard swap #103 on Mar 27, 2013
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Comment: its my first time receving from south africa, sadly none of them arent from your country.. anyway thank you
Response: Sorry about that, your profile said no multi-view, animals or flowers and all of the South African postcards I have fit into one of these categories, especially wildlife (!) so I couldn't send you any. I tried to select others on your wishlist though. Thanks for the rating :)
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Comment: Great collection of postcards! Thank you!!
Response: It's a pleasure, thanks for rating :)
notme78 rated for QUICK Book pages swap #36 on Feb 26, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the pages.
twinklystar rated for QUICK 50 sticker swap #30 on Jan 29, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers - I love them <3
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Comment: thanks
Response: pleasure!
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Comment: aww many thanks for things I received today. =) and it's the kawaii sort I love as well
Response: so glad you like them :)
Lindsay919 rated for Kids surprise Christmas package on Dec 6, 2012
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Comment: Thank your daughters for my sons' package! I opened it to take a peek inside, even though my boys are napping, and I am so excited for them to wake up and open their gifts! Thank you, thank you! :)
Response: It's a pleasure, my daughter enjoyed making those for your boys!
tiggerski rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #92 on Nov 30, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much, love em all!
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Comment: SHE LOVED IT! THanks so much! WIsh I could give you 3 hearts!
Response: So glad to hear that! Please let me know when you receive our extra envelope from South Africa :)
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Comment: Thank you! It's great.
tiggerkitn25 rated for 15/15/15 Kawaii Swap on Nov 11, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! I loved the papers. And Caitlin was excited to get her very own sticker flakes! =)
Response: Pleasure! So glad you and Caitlin liked them :)
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Comment: Sorry, I have been going through stuff at work and when I get home my mind just shuts down. Thank you for the lovely square.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely :)
tagorlily1 rated for Doodle ATCs - Global on Nov 1, 2012
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Comment: Nicely done, Robyn! Thanks for the bookmarks, too.
Response: Thank you!
lsmahutchin rated for ATC Bag #12 on Nov 1, 2012
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Comment: Thanks Robyn!
Titiuu rated for Kids Letterset Swap #2 on Nov 1, 2012
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Comment: Sara and Sara's mom, thank you so so much! The sweet letter is here. Vilja loved everything and oh boy was she surprised! I hadn't told her anything :) I think, Sara might get a little letter from Finland one day...
Response: Such a pleasure! Sara would love that :)
24Donna rated for Kids ATC swap #5 (8-12 yrs) on Oct 30, 2012
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Comment: Thank you very much, my favorite is the one with Hope on it, but like them all!
Response: Pleasure :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 137 12 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
128 175 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 66 57 0
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Comments

aallyy on Sep 27, 2013:

Hello, we recieved your package yesterday. My son is out of town until tomorrow. I wanted him to go in and do the rating and comments, this is why I haven't given you your rating yet. Thanks so much for swapping with us. Ally

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

tiggerkitn25 on Apr 9, 2013:

bearbear23 on Nov 19, 2012:

I just received the food - related kawaii grabbie for the ' I LOVE KAWAII TAG ' . I absolutely love everything you included in it! Thanks a lot for this awesome grabbie! :D

Cathleya on Nov 8, 2012:

Thank you for being a member of LetterSet Lovers! Group. We will soon have new and fun swaps. Hope you will join us!! ^-^ Letter Set

Vanillacreamteas on Oct 29, 2012:

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Welcome to For The Love Of Kawaii Group!
Check out our new swaps up, and take a look in the forums! If you have any swap ideas just pm me! x

EmilyT on Oct 11, 2012:

So craziest thing Tuesday-in my mailbox is the tea you sent this summer-postmarked July 2nd !! It took just over 3 months. So it wasn't my husband, who I thought didn't keep my vacation mail organized well enough but one (or both) of our postal services. The envelope is in perfect condition as if you just mailed it yesterday! I wish it could tell me about the journey! Anyway, thanks again for the teas! The raspberry white tea and the cinnamon orange sound like my favorites. Maybe the tea just wanted to wait and show up when the weather was cold and I was in the mood for hot tea :)

Cathleya on Oct 4, 2012:

I'm glad to know you liked the memo sheets I picked out for you :) Enjoy!

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 27, 2012:

Happy Fall from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

wolfeagle on Aug 31, 2012:

Thank you so much for sending back my ATC bag. I really appreciate it and it is my first bag I have received back...so it's even more exciting. :)

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