Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2019 4:46 am


Date Joined: December 30, 2011
Last Online: February 18, 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 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 61 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!


luvbird rated for AACG: Turquoise and Red ATC on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for great ATC cards. They are both very pretty. Loved the mixed media elements that you used. Thank you also for the extras. Great swap!
Response: I did struggle with this one. Thanks for the heart!
luvbird rated for RF: Mermaid Small Rolo on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Bev, thank you so very much for this great little mermaid Rolo. I love the colors, the die cuts and the pretty glittery mermaid. Great rolo... I love it! Thank you also for the great extras especially the blue mermaid die cut which I will love to use in future projects.
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Karmi53 rated for Cat and dog on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Hi l love your atc that's us. Thanks for the extras too take care
Response: Thanks for the heart! Always my friend!
Ace330660 rated for VJP: Creative Vintage Collage #13 on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the collage page and the extras ! I love the origami squares ! I don't have any of those. I love photography myself, and the cameras were fitting !
Response: My husband is a retired professional photography so that is part of where the idea came from. That and lately him fussing over which new camera to buy. Thanks for the heart!
donetta rated for AACG: Pink and Black ATC on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Bev, each of the ATCs is stunning, and each in a very different way...I love that! I keep trying to modify "my style", with mixed success. I am full of admiration for my fellow artists who can mix things up successfully. The more modern of the two ATCs reminds me very much of BevT's art, which has a special place in my heart. You are a truly wonderful swap partner (those trims!).
Response: Thanks for the heart. I have been trying to switch things up a bit so I don't get bored or in a rut. I do so miss BevT. She was always a treat to swap with. Hope all is well with her. If you ever get to Vancouver will have to take you to the store where I get most of them...
Zander rated for Bookpage/Valentines on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: I love how your ATC turned out, Thank You so much for the ATC and the extras and your wonderful letter, Take Care
Response: Thanks for the heart! I enjoyed making it. I don't usually sign up for a lot of Valentine related themed swaps...
hibiscus rated for GAA: Mermaid ATC on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous!! Of course all your work is so beautifully crafted.. you have an artist’s eye... those little gems are so nice to use love them.. your letter was such a treat... thank you for this amazing swap...
Response: Thanks for the heart! You are more than welcome. Every gal needs a bit of bling in their lives!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for HMPC: Put a pig on it on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful collage-pc you made me! I LOVE it! And had to laugh about the inspiration story on the back :-D You did a wonderful job, thanks again!!! <3 - Ellen
Response: Wow! It got there fast! I did have fun with that. Thanks for the heart! Isn't it amazing where inspiration can come from, art can make it easier to cope with those challenging moments.
bjmonroe rated for HMPC: Put a cat on it! on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you my friend. So cute, I love it.
Response: Hope you are enjoying your reprieve from treatment. One day at a time and live in the moment, except when those moments suck... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I fell in love with this sassy rolo on Flickr, and it's even more adorable (if possible) in real life! Alas, my booty shakes whenever i move, and I doubt it's nearly as cute as the shaking done by your flappers! Thank you for another wonderful swap envelope...ooh, that tissue paper!
Response: So happy all arrived safely. I know postal delivery was cancelled in your area for a few days due to extremem weather. Thanks for the heart!
Kimmi50 rated for VC: Tag Book Tag #1: January on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Oh My Bev this tag is stunning. I love all the embossing and the colors are perfect for a winters day. Did you put something on the silver part to give it that “metal” look? I just love this, your work is always amazing.💖💖💖💖 Thank you for the tiny tickets, the images are just perfect can’t wait to use these.
Response: The silver cardstock is from a Tim Hotz pack I bought a little while ago. Can't remember if I brushed it with black ink on it or not. I got an idea from a similar one off of Pinterest. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev... Ok. Have the Rolo in front of me now. What a beautiful Rolo! I like the girl carrying the snowshoes and your use of the snowflake tissue paper on the coin. And the Snow Bunny is so adorable on the front of the card! And I love the trees.. they look 3D - Excellent job! You must be a real winter athlete.. the snowshoes and the skis. I haven't skied since I was about 18.. that was a long time ago! I am sorry to hear about your home. I hope that you will be able to move into the rebuilt one very soon. I will definitely try to find a Tom Holt (right, NOT Tim Holtz!) book next time I am at the book store. Thank you for the recommendation :-) The extras you included are definitely fun... wish our current snowstorm tonight only amounted to the snowflakes you included in the package! Wouldn't that be wonderful? And they are really, really pretty too... :-) Thank you for making such a beautiful Winter themed Rolo for me! Hope we can swap again sometime...
Response: I am not a fan of getting cold and breaking limbs. The cold snap we are having here in Vancouver right now is bad enough. I did go skiing once and ended up in the lodge after one run and getting dunked in 6 feet of powder. Had snow in places no one should have it! So happy you liked it!
Lady rated for AMOPWB: Celebrate the Post on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: excellent as usual! what fun
Response: Thank you for your continuing support For the " Don't Be a Sucker !" There is so much at stake!
luvbird rated for AACG: Queen Altered Playing Card on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely Queen ATC. Very pretty and I love all the little details. Thank you also for the printed images. I will enjoy using them in future projects. I appreciate the time you take to write your letter and I enjoy reading it.
Response: Was worried it had gotten lost. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, what a truly stunning Journal Page. There is so much to see. Just love it. Yes I had a big giggle at the rocket tag too. Yeah! At last you have a date to get back in your Condo. It has been and is a ridiculously long time Thank you again ❤️
Response: Thanks for the heart! I was so pleased with how that came out. i think I took the page from the current state of my craft desk, lol!
roska1vila rated for WE LOVE CAT on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: My dear friend Bev, I often think on you.....and always think: I will be write to her.... and times pass away....thank you for lovely card, I respect your efforts. I hope I Will be write you soon. Hugs :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! Yes, it has been quite a while. ; )
Comment: just love it!!! thank you x
Response: Thanks for the heart! I did struggle with this to find what I wanted to say.
Pandd rated for GAA: Gothic Arch Shaped ATC w/a Fairy on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Beautiful fairy. It worked beautifully with the background. I love it. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day #24 on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Dear Bev: Your index card #24 is so great! Wow! Your background turned out so well and love the die cuts and butterflies you used as well as the sentiment - perfect for this card! And thanks for the watercolor cards and the beautiful butterflies. It's always a treat to have you as my swap partner!
Response: You are so kind! Thanks so much for the heart!
DelennaGaribaldi rated for WE LOVE CAT on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC! Also thanks for telling me how you made it, it's nice to get new ideas as I'm new to ATCs :)
Response: You are more than welcome!

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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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