Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2019 4:02 pm


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Last Online: January 23, 2019

Country: Australia
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About Me

I joined swapbot in January 2007 💓
I have had a name change (2018). I was whisperwings

With International mail slowing down I'm asking those waiting for International swaps to not be hasty raters and to give them 3-4 weeks sometimes more before checking with me. I will of course do the same for you.

Please when sending me a swap use my first and last name, not my swap-bot user name. My local PO stores mail alphabetically and needs my proper name. We don't have mail in or out over the weekends and anything I mail after mid-day on Friday will not be checked through until Monday.

☻ Swap unto others as you'd have them swap unto you ◕‿◕ ☆•¨•.¸¸¸.•¨•☆ .

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I live in a small country town where we collect our mail from the general store. 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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Living in Australia means most of my swaps are international. I am not hasty to rate considering the distance things need to travel and that the postal people seem to be working slower and slower.

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.

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 don't wait if you are already receiving 1's or you don't answer any messages.

I give lots of hearts but not just because of the extras.

When posting to me please don't put my user name on the outside. Thank you.

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 postcards. Artists from your local area would be wonderful as would handmade postcards that you or someone else makes. I'm also partial to desert landscapes. I've just discovered recipe PC's and would appreciate those too. I like bright and cheerful colours but that is not a requirement.

Handmade PCs are my favourites . If you feel something you have made may be better in an envelope to cope with long distance travel regardless of swap requirements that's up to you and how you feel your card will survive .

( 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 !

** I ENJOY**


* ...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, inchies, 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!

...collecting inspirational quotes

...coffee themed art

...I'm helping a friend collect joker playing cards

...Decos...not for me but I have a niece who wants to add to them and will pass them on . 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.


...just about anything handmade will always be appreciated

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



... 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
... decorative paper napkins/serviettes
... vegetarian recipes


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

→ Halloween or thanksgiving items

→ Snowmen

→ Clowns

→ Disney characters

→ Skin products & strong perfumes... I have skin allergies .


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 and experimenting with plastic shrinkies .💕💕

I knit and sew and enjoy using felt.

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 .

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m3i5 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Hi Anne, thank you very much for the beautifully painted envelope and special Christmas island stamp! Love it a lot! :D
kssunlover1947 rated for CAT CHRISTMAS CARD INTL on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card and the Australia map card and the koala card. love them all.
Response: Thank you for your patience. So pleased it arrived. It did take it's time getting to you.
tigermousecat rated for O50&P -Christmas Card Swap on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: I have been catified! Thanks so much for the lovely card and your little zine. Too stinking cute!
jessnewson98 rated for AS Australasian Christmas card on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Anne! Thank you so much for the gorgeous aussie christmas card! I love it to pieces! I wish you and and your family a very lovely christmas and a stunning New Year ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty-mail! ^^ Merry Christmas to you too!
HOLDENV84 rated for AS Australasian Christmas card on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful card and stickers. I really appreciate it all xx Have a wonderful Christmas
karints rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #11 on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you Anne for this lovely swap, and for putting items i will like😊
fbresnah rated for Deco Books - International #10 on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice deco and the extras!
cindygroet rated for Deco Books - International #10 on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank for the Deco Book, nice topic! Not a problem for me to decorate a page. Also thanks for the extra goodies.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful and humerous zines and the info cards with the great quotes. If you read my profile, you will see we are also losing our animal and plant life around our island. Very sad and scary! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
jenmcjen rated for September Inspirations on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Oooh, this is SO beautiful!! I'm curious what method you used to do the background. It's so lovely! And so is the foreground. Thank you so much for this beautiful card!
RockyBeach rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: That envie must have gotten wings with all the feathers on it. :) Thank you! Also for the stamps!
laterdayze rated for Deco Books - International #9 on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco!
Cosychaos rated for Deco Books - International #9 on Aug 16, 2018
TeaP rated for Deco Books - International #8 on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco and extras.
Aladyjackson rated for Deco Books - International #8 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Hi Anne! Thank you for the deco, I can’t wait to sign my page, it’s such a cute book! And I really appreciate the journal cards you sent with it, they will be so helpful when I create my page. Thanks!
stiffneck78 rated for Deco Books - International #7 on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely deco and extras!! We've been extremely dry also, and it will be the first day of summer for us come June 21. I hope you all get moisture! Happy swapping.
Comment: I LOVED it! So glad the snakes were saved!!! Thank you for all the goodies. I about fell out of my chair. When I first pulled everything out of the engine, the recipe was upside down and I read" iron rooster balls" BAAAHAAHAAA, that was a great laugh although possibly inappropriate...teeheehee
piashlara rated for Deco Books - International #7 on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Wow your first Deco came out so nice! I hope it will find its way home safely <3
fluffyjunk rated for IPC: Book Page Embellishments on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful embellishments and cut outs! I like how you played with colors. And thanks for the stickers! I was not even able to take a closer look at them. My son was sitting next to me and was so exited about them.... :D Thanks a lot!

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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 ♥♥♥

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!

cmdunderground on Nov 21, 2016:

please ignore last comment. I am so embarrassed I momentarily mixed up two tags. blushes

ISS-surprise flat envie tag - I am so overwhelmed by your amazing happy mail! everything is so personalized and am in love with it all! Thank you so so so very much! hugs

cmdunderground on Nov 21, 2016:

ISS tag: thanks so much for the playing cards! they are super and I love the variety! FUN FUN!! :)

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