Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 6:44 pm


Date Joined: December 30, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: March 9
Country: Canada
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About Me

The post now seems to be running regular now. Please note that swaps sent to and from the USA have taken up to 4 weeks to arrive.

Please do not send me any extras. Love them but right now I do not have the space for anything extra. As it is my workspace and storage is so limited. I always rate by effort not extras!

Please note the change in my Address. Due to the fire my mail has been redirected to a local postal outlet where I have a box. Rather than have my swaps go an indirect route for now please send it to the new addie until my building is rebuilt. Thanks you!

Due to having arthritis in my thumbs I have taken to typing most of my notes enclosed with my swaps. After hand writing a few lines my hand starts to ache.

I have decided to settle in with the groups I am now part of. I like to be an active participant in each group. If I am in too many I feel like I am too stretched out.

Due to the dramatic increase in postage for larger items, I will be doing mainly cards and journal pages for now. One of my last larger swaps cost me close to $20! OUCH!

Wow! I am now over the 1000 mark for swaps....Hard to believe!

Thought I would add this...Would love my partners to send their postcards naked when possible. There are some really good sealants that will protect those masterpieces so be brave! Also, it just is not the same without a small note enclosed or written on the postcard. It just seems a bit more personal.

If you do not get a swap from me, please let me know as Canada Post is so slow and I have had items go astray in the mail. It can take up to a month to have swaps arrive to the USA. I try to keep a scanned copy of what I send on my Flickr account so no peeking if you want to be surprised!

Just wanted to let you all know that my Postperson is amazed at some of the art going through my mailbox! You really make her day!

I am a crazy cat lady short of cats. After my two cats passed a few years back, I have decided not to get any more until we are much more settled.

Am now a 62 year old lady, happily married. I have no children. I I am now retired! Yah, more time to play!.

Love knitting, crochet and tatting. I do prefer the graph or diagram instructions over the written. For example in crochet the old Magic Crochet magazine designs. In knitting the European style like what one would find in Burda or Vogue magazines. Always interested in trying something new! I have a special fondness for knit lace and making stuffed animals. Alan Dart is one of my favourite designers for toys. Can never have too many patterns, needles, hooks or yarn even though DH tells me otherwise ; D

My BFF got me hooked on making ATCs. I have expanded that to incluse tags, postcards and journal pages. I do like a challenge! More room to express myself. A nice change from the needle arts.

I would love to hear how you made yours if you are using a different technique from collage. Always looking to learn new things and try new ways of doing things.

Serious addiction to coffee and dark chocolate. Love vegetarian recipes. I do eat dairy products and eggs. No food allergies.

Please no heavily scented products, have asthma. Citrus, soft florals and vanilla scents not an issue.

Have a good sense of humour and an upbeat attitude. Always wanting to learn something new. Love all colours for ATCs. I like "some" cute stuff ( Victorian and Vintage) and cat themed items but do not collect a lot of items as I live in a small space. Love most animals ( snakes excepting) and space or Sci-fi themed items such as Dr Who , Torchwood or Star Trek. I also like vintage and Victorian pictures etc. DH says I have one foot in the past and one in the future. Love Steampunk!

Please contact me if a swap does not arrive. Canada Post is so slow and items do get lost. Also, I have items shredded to bits by the new mechanical sorters they use in the USA and here in Canada. The " mail masher" has claimed a few victims.

Favorite Books

Enjoy Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Do read many non-fiction history books as well. I am a big fan of Terry Pratchett. Also follow all the Star Trek, though in books only now. I am currently playing catch up with Eric Flint's 1632 series as well as S.M. Stirling's The Change series.. I am also adding Tanya Huff to my ongoing list. She is so fun! So many books so little time!

Favorite Television

Love Big Bang Theory and many British comedy shows! I have a new love now and it is The Orville.

I love Dr Who and Torchwood. Have followed Dr Who from the original courtesy of PBS.

Recently I have also been watching Warehouse 13 and the Librarians.

Watch some history shows. We have a provincial channel called Knowlege Network and it is most excellent!

Since I have been waiting for my building to be rebuilt after the fire I have discovered a new interest in home reno shows.

Favorite Movies

Love older Star Trek films and some Sci-fi. Also many of the films from the 30s and 40s. One of my favs is the Thin Man series.

Do not enjoy horror, blood and guts sort of films.

One of my favourite films was What Dreams May Come. It is a comforting film as I did a lot of palliative care.


Sadly, after the last bout of sticker shock for some cards I just sent to Europe I will be making more " flat pack" ones to send overseas. The cost of anything with raised embellishments has gotten totally out of hand.

I am continually in awe of the workmanship and quality of some of the swaps I get. I love the painted or hand drawn ones but well done collage and mixed media is great too. Small masterpieces of art. Love it when you give me info on how you made your swap and what you used. Please be aware I may renew, reuse and up-cycle items from time to time.

Learning to run with scissors and play with paper while not gluing my fingers together.... I like to play with collages and mail art. I am trying to stretch myself into other mediums. Some of the mixed media art is intriguing. My DH is a professional photographer and is encouraging me to go beyond the paintbrush. So far it has been great!

I do cards in water colours or acrylics. I especially love the acrylic paints. I love the textures. Anything to add to this addiction is always appreciated such as extra small brushes.

I am fond of rubber stamps. I love to buy the grab bags on sale . When I open them it is a fun surprise as you never know what you will get.

I love adding vintage lace to my project. Old doilies and small bits of old handmade lace are always appreciated.

I like to read my swap partner's profile so I can try to send something more personal. Swaps may be sent on the last day because of this if the time between the sign up date and the send date is short.

I am by nature a story teller. I love a good laugh. Often my cards reflect this. For me a pretty picture just isn't enough.


I try to rate the same day I get a swap. Feel free to contact me if it seems too long a wait for you to get a rating. If I don't see a rating after two weeks of sending I wonder if it got lost.

I like to rate by the effort you put into the card not the extras you send. Don't be afraid to add dimension and depth to what you send. Even if you don't feel you are a great artist but you make the effort I also rate accordingly. If you have read my profile and work around that , that is wonderful. Thanks!

Likes and Dislikes

Seems the thing to do so here I go.. Likes:

Ginger anything!


Most Animals except snakes. Have developed a special fondness for orcas ( killer whales) and rock hopper penguins. The penguins make me smile. They look like the punk rockers of the bird world...



Victorian or Steampunk has become a new favourite.

I love cards both collage or painted/drawn that have some effort put into it. I love it when people play with something and expand upon it.

I am no prude so partial nudity is not an issue for me.

I have a great sense of humour. I love the quirky side of life.

All colours for swaps.

I am a lover of spring. After our long grey wet winters it nourishes the soul. The colour of new leaves and the sound of birds, seeing the baby animals and early flowers, well you get the picture.

I grew up in the wilderness as a child. I am at home with the ocean and forests. The silence and solitude brings me peace.

Don't ask me why but I like gnomes......traditional, not Disney ones.

I have started embracing my inner cuteness! There are some cute clear stamps I have acquired and wanting to use.

Love handmade postcards both sending and getting them. We have limited choice in my area with mainly touristy ones available.


Not a fan of most teas except ginger. Recently I have become a lover of the Bengal Spice tea. Most excellent on a cold day to wrap one's hands around a hot mug of that.

I am not crazy over Disney. Please don't send any unless it is cat related. Can never have too much kitty!

Items with smoke or strong scent - have asthma

Please no stickers, just do not use them at all.

Horror, gory, bloody, gross or violent items- seen enough suffering with my job over the years.

Not a fan of clowns or snakes...long stories...

Anything of a religious nature unless it relates directly to a swap requirement - have my own path to follow and respect you do too


I have been fortunate that I have only been flaked on once so far....

Would like to thank Paige 1900 for angeling : Craft/Alter a PC for your partner. It is appreciated!


Bobbie rated for HMPC: Christmas on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Beautiful work thank you for the lovely card. Nerry Christmas
Response: Merry Christmas to you as well! Thank you for the heart!
marymary914 rated for VC: 3 ATCoins with 3 Elements on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Wonderful ATCoins!! Thanks so much! I love that octopus hat!!
Response: You are too kind. The octohat seems to be popular. Thanks for the heart!
tristitia rated for YTPC: Ephemera Folder on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable folders - I really love the gnomes! And the cute retro flower fabric you used for the hinge. I clearly need a new printer - your pieces come out so crisp and professional looking - mine look like they came off a bad printer πŸ˜‚
Response: You are so kind. Which printer do you have. Mine is a Canon. Check your manual to see if you can change the quality of printing from standard to high. Always happy to share the wealth with a fellow Gnomie! Thanks for the heart!
BeeMGee rated for AACG: Autumn Leaves ATC on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Sorry for not rating sooner. This one slipped by in the avalanche of mail. Gorgeous as usual. Merry Christmas..sending you some Aussie sunshine.
Response: Thank you! Don't think I want the 40* heat. Hope you are safe away from the fires. Thanks for the heart!
luvbird rated for VC: Torn Paper ATC on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Bev, what a pretty ATC! I love the various pieces of interesting paper you used. Really good collage work. Love the image and other little bits you used. Thank you for the extras. Great swap!
Response: You are more than welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! I love the pc and story about your great Aunt Zoe - sounds like my kind of gal! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Beautiful page. Thank you so much Bev.
Response: You are more than welcome! Thank you for the heart! Have a safe and happy holiday season!
user6937 rated for Reindeer on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Looks like the reindeer has her nose smooshed up against the car window! I want to feed her a carrot! I'm getting some of the snow-tex on Thursday. The Octi-hat looks great!
Response: I think the reindeer has powder snow on his snout. Don't know if I could ever wear the octihat but someone loved them... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: These are fantastic and already on my tree! I adore all the elements you used! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Karmi53 rated for Christmas Tree on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas tree love the little dog. And thank you for the extras . Take care
Response: You are more than welcome my friend! Thanks for the heart!
BeeMGee rated for GAA: "Queen" Gothic Arch ATC on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks Bev for another fabulous card.
Response: Wow! It got there faster than expected. Thanks for the heart!
donetta rated for GAA: Roaring 20's ATC! on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Bev, she is stunning! I love the beautiful colors on this ATC, and the flapper is so elegant and (forgive me) unflappable in appearance! I couldn't love this more. Thank you for being such a lovely swap partner.
Response: You are more than welcome. She was just too pretty to not use! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Always great to get something from you-this envelopes are really nice like all the little details and the messages inside. Thanks for sending and extra one and the lovely gold foiled paper lining the envelope. Thanks for sharing. It's snowing here today but it never seems to last so I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas!
Response: Hope you get the snow. I don't mind not getting any. We are dealing with a bus strike and I do not want to go wading through white stuff for blocks on end. Thanks for the kind words and heart!
PaperPassion rated for MFF: Bird Tag #4 on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Oh Bev what a beautiful tag!I just can't stop looking at it.Thank you so much.I just started with this group and this is my very first bird tag.,and it sure is a special one.Thanks also for the extras.Always love receiving swaps from you.
mrsD rated for CDN Swappers - Handmade Xmas Card on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: what an absolutely gorgeous card. thank you so much! merry Christmas xo
Response: So pleased you liked it. I enjoyed making those ones. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
Response: You are more than welcome. I originally struggled a bit with them. I have no table to use so was juggling my sewing machine on the kitchen counter. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, how lovely this postcard is...so many Parisian elements, each more beautiful than the last! I SO admire the fleur de lis edging; it's my favorite part of the postcard, and the most wonderful topping imaginable. Thank you for always putting so much into your creations, Bev...and for sending such amazing extras, too (I am always on a search for the smaller "paper dolls" from Tim Holtz). You are the loveliest of swap partners!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely and you are happy with them. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Oh Bev, I couldn’t have asked for a cuter fox face!
Response: The painting is still a learning process. Thanks for the kind remarks and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas card, the fun diecuts, your wonderful letter....it always brings me joy to receive letters and your's was great. I laughed imagining a bunch of ladies, hopped up on the caffeine, knitting up a storm with the needles and yarn just flying! I hope you have a nice quiet Christmas this year and have a wonderful night out on New Years!
Response: Thank you! We ladies truly have been going to town with the crafting. Thanks for the heart!
user6937 rated for Snowman on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Always a pleasure to receive your little pieces of art - so cute (it made me smile, until I read your inspiration - unfortunately, I know people like that, too)! Snowtex, eh? I'll have to keep an eye open for that product. Thanks for the sweet extra's.
Response: I get the Snow-tex from Michael's, Luckily so far that is the only snow I have seen. Thanks for the heart!

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hibiscus on Aug 2, 2019:

So is this black and white atc!!! You are amazingly talented and a real inspiration

Kimmi50 on Jun 27, 2019:

I also wanted to thank you for the most Amazing napkins!! I have been on the hunt for some pretty napkins to decoupage some more boxes and the ones you sent will work beautifully. Thank you so much for another wonderful swap.πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

CurlyTea on Mar 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Karmi53 on Mar 9, 2019:

Happy birthday Bev

RooBaRoo on Feb 22, 2019:

Dear Bev, got your RAK :) Thanks for the thoughtful 9-slot sleeves, for the awesome stickers, & the photos, most importantly, thanks for writing to Shreyasi. Her friends her age often write letters which are too simple for her! We would both be replying once Exams are over (March is Final exam time here) :) :) :)

hibiscus on Jul 6, 2018:

thank you for the forwarded swap...it's swappers like you who make this such a special place!

hibiscus on May 2, 2018:

your raccoon swap was absolute perfection!

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