Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 11:01 pm


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Last Online: October 26, 2020

Country: Australia
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Oct 25 2020 Mail is moving quicker as our restrictions ease. My overseas mail is now taking under 4 weeks, but we all know how quickly things can change.
June 2020 Australia Post is working slower with social distancing resulting in less workers in the sorting facilities. Mail does move, it just takes longer. In metropolitan Melbourne only essential businesses can function. The entire state has to wear masks if outside their home. I live in a country area with less restrictions for work and there are no Covid cases near me.
I will not hasty to rate and would hope my partners feel the same as it is all out of our hands once the mail is handed over.

I joined swapbot in January 2007 πŸ’“

Please when sending me a swap use my first and last name, not my swap-bot user name. I live in a very small town where the PO is part of the general store and mail is filed alphabetically. There is no home delivery so I collect it from the store. We don't have mail in or out over the weekends and anything I mail after 10.00 am on Friday will not be checked through until Monday.

Ò˜» πŸ’• Swap unto others as you'd have them swap unto you

I am a retired teacher and now run two businesses. I have introduced quite a few friends and some family members to swapbot. While I often mentor them and we may sit and do crafts together I do not take responsibility for their swapping habits.
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I am nani_ani on flickr
I am whisperingnan on AFA .


I believe ratings are important so I try to rate as soon as I receive and while we all have good intentions I sometimes slip up. If you think it has taken too long I don't mind if you jog my memory with a gentle reminder pm.

International mail can have many holdups along the way and more time is sometimes needed if those snails are taking the scenic route. It can take up to 4-5 weeks and sometimes more these days as the mail is moving much slower. Australia post have said they are slowing the mail and introducing an optional premium rate for letters to travel quicker!!! No-one can tell me how that effects international mail going through the Australian system. Living in Australia means most of my swaps are international. I am not hasty to rate before receiving considering the distance things need to travel and that the postal people seem to be working slower and slower.

If your item is SENT late I am happy to wait as long as there is contact between us before the send date and I allow lots of travel time. ( see the previous paragraph ) . I will not wait to rate a 1 if you are already receiving 1's or you don't answer any messages. It's about communication!

POSTING MAIL TO AUSTRALIA Australian Customs Information

NOTE About POSTCARDS : I enjoy unique or unusual postcards and any that make me smile. My favorites are art/illustration postcards. Those printed by artists from your local area would be wonderful as would handmade postcards that you make but please NO cards made with stickers or washi tape. I like bright and cheerful colours but that is not a requirement. ❀❀❀

( While I love them going through the post naked I won't rate down if the swap says send naked and you put it in an envelope )
Any size is fine too. The bigger , the better !


* ...spending time with my family and looking after my grandchildren whenever I can.

* ...I am a Christian with a sometimes devilish sense of humour .

* ...living in a small country town

*...bush camping ... no power, log fire, sitting under the stars..... ...watching sunsets, walking along the beach ...desert landscapes.

  • ...orange, yellow, red, aqua and purple

...daisies, red poppies , lavender

...creating mail art, altered books , handmade journals, chunky books, skinnys, ATC's, postcards.

...working with watercolours, acrylics, pencils, pens, crayons, glue, paperscraps, fabric, and sometimes all of them together.

...whimsical style art. I have a growing ATC collection of whimsical houses, trees and cats.

...paper serviettes/napkins with artistic designs for artwork backgrounds ( not Christmas, birthday , baby etc)

...domestic cats on postcards and notecards especially if they are ginger or black

...domestic cats on fabric...cats on anything! (even stickers!)

...collecting inspirational quotes

...coffee and tea themed art

...I was helping a friend collect joker playing cards and have now started my own collection.

...Decos: If you are sending a swap to me and want to include one or two or more to keep them moving that will be fine.

...I make zines

...Heavy horses ( think clydesdales, suffolk punch, shire horses etc All those big hardworking farm horses of old)

...pelicans...camels...owls...leopards (the only wildcats I like)


... Art Nouveau Art Deco & Arts & Craft style

... Sudoku/soduko (have to keep those braincells active

... travelling...I have travelled worldwide but my favourite destination is Central Australia where the desert colours are truly magnificent.

... travel ephemera

... vegan recipes

... I recently started drinking T2 Chai tea


Please don't put my username and swapbot information on the outside of envelopes and packages.
I would prefer NOT to receive.....

Items made with stickers and washi tape

Lot's of bling! (glitter, lace, rhinestones etc)

Pink or baby blue

Halloween or thanksgiving items



Disney characters


Any thing romantic but not erotic that takes me away to foreign places .

A lot of my collected books are Historical & Geographical as well as craft.



Would rather spend time crafting than watching TV *


Favorite Crafts


I have dabbled in most things. Right now I enjoy watercolour painting, handmade postcards, chunky and not so chunky pages , making altered books, journaling , mixed media art , mail art, poetry writing , making note books and mini zines

I knit and sew and enjoy spending time in the garden.

I have a large collection of craft books and I would like to work my way through all of the great ideas but alas there are just so few craft hours available in any day .





Lmrb19 rated for CPG Blind Envie #2 - Global on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: I just got this today (10/22/20). Love it! It's very inspirational. Really like the ephemera in it. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I think I got this faster than I ever got mail from Australia even before COVID! Wow! I adore the owl envelope and your nice note! Oooh and a Moon Landing stamp - thank you! Beautiful postcards - that koala is special!!! So happy you joined my swap, hope to see you in another soon! : )
Response: So happy its there. Took just under 4 weeks.
Comment: Thanks for the note and goodies! So pretty!
Response: Happy to know it arrived. Took just over 4 weeks. Travel times getting better!
Nehalennia rated for Collage Art #2 on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful Collage postcard. You did a great job considering vintage is not what you do usually. Thank you also for the extras <3
Response: Thank you. Doing a little happy dance just knowing that it finally made it. Thank you for your patience.
suzanne33 rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Lovely
lilsiyh rated for Send 3 From the List! #15 on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the cute items!
Response: Thank you. Doing a little happy dance just knowing that it finally made it. Thank you for your patience.
AmirainOz rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 31, 2020
Comment: I Love how bold and colourful your journal is Anne- can't wait to start sending you stuff to put into it!
Star7Lily rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 28, 2020
Comment: A lovely journal Anne, brilliant colours and stable cover choice. xx
cafras rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 17, 2020
Comment: Lovely and colourful ... ticks for recycling
MisplacedfromPA rated for Dear Story #5 on May 7, 2020
Comment: It arrived today, May 7th. Must of taken some side trips (lol). Thank you so much for the rooster note card. I must say, it really is the prettiest I have ever gotten, thank you so very much. This Christmas I will put together the sleigh you sent me as well. I will remember you when I put it up on my Christmas Shelf.
Itti rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on May 6, 2020
Comment: Glad you've found time for cleaning and art! Sorry for the slow rating.
mizlilyroo rated for Email a mini zine on May 1, 2020
Amelie rated for Here I am #1 on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Everything in envelope made me very happy! You are an artist! I loved your letter and your drawing. You talked about extra exchange and I was interested. How it works?
Response: I'm so happy to know it has arrived. Perhaps when there is more normality to mail distribution we can look at a private swap. I know mailed has slowed and some countries are not sending out international mail. I don't want to chance sending for a while. I am interested in exchanging journal pages of any style.
AmirainOz rated for Email a mini zine on Apr 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great swap xxA
suzanne33 rated for Email a mini zine on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting. So special to get your work- love the sentiments. This is another wonderful collection for may altered book. They are all "housed" in little envelopes that I have made.
cafras rated for Email a mini zine on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: Bright and colourful with appropriate quotes for your theme
itsnobody rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: Hahaha I still have a lot of cleaning to do. Yesterday I spend 5 hours on the windows and I still have more windows XD
Corina rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 14, 2020
Comment: Ooo enjoy the art making! I’ve also been drawing more except I haven’t been keeping the house clean πŸ˜…
Comment: I love your zine, it's so topical right now. I like the idea of "drawing a private circle around your life" it's very poetic. Thanks for sending!
sakura15 rated for AS: Find me on Instagram! on Apr 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Instagram love ^_^

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meeltje57 on Sep 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for your lovely envelope for the CPG envie of randomness. The butterflies are so lovely and they are so many, gonna use them in my projects right away.

ncnurse04 on May 16, 2019:

The postcards you sent for the CPG Pick 2 Global Tag are awesome! I love them so much. Thank you.

Adventurer on Jan 1, 2019:

mgallardo68 on Nov 8, 2017:

I am so happy they got to you, the shop has pretty stuff, are these as nice as they are in the picture?

Lady on Jul 18, 2017:

not at all like I imagine a recipe journal - but have you seen this site? they draw and cook It inspires me although I have not tried to illustrate a recipe yet

willowscloud on Mar 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the flat envie tag from the ISS forum - I loved the envelope you made

tcornell on Feb 28, 2017:

I LOVE the postcard that you made for me for the Random Mail thread in the HMPC group! So beautiful!!! Thank you so much! Tracy xo

cinnamonspice on Feb 27, 2017:

Loved the tag I received from you for Flat Envie Surprise Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯

Lonestarchild on Dec 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for a fun filled envie of cool stuff. AND CROSSWORDS -- enjoyed them with my lunch today. And love the turtle PC -- going up on my board of stuff. Thanks so much. ISS: Surprise Flat Envie Tag

Earlybirdprojects on Nov 28, 2016:

LOVE all of the art you sent me, the PCs will be used for sure! Thanks so much :D - ISS surprise envie tag!

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