Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 4:45 pm


Date Joined: December 30, 2011
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: March 9
Country: Canada
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About Me

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!

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.

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!

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 I am retired.

Am now a 60 year old lady, happily married. I have no children. I work in health care.

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. It is like potato chips and cats you can not just have one....I am so totally hooked on making them. 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 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.

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. I am also adding Tanya Huff to my ongoing list. She is so fun! The Change series. So many books so little time!

Favorite Television

Love Big Bang Theory and many British comedy shows!

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 a lot of history shows. My guilty pleasure is watching the Vikings.

Favorite Movies

Love any Star Trek films and some Scifi. 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 favorite films was What Dreams May Come. It is a comforting film as I do 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 ATCs 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 ATC 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 have recently been playing 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 have been unable to find a glue eraser in my area.

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. It 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 work 10 hour days so I usually mail on Thursday or Friday.


It would be lovely if folk could rate promptly. I have been having issues with Canada Post and things going astray both getting and sending. As well the " mail masher" as I call their sorter machine has eaten a few envelopes both coming and going.

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 would prefer realistic over a cartoonish look.

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.

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. Add a shot of brandy and you have a real winner!

I am not crazy over cute stuff, especially Disney or Anime. 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- see enough suffering with my job.

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!


hibiscus rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Are you kidding me?!? I love this swap! This card is so beyond cool!! Love the fluffy flamingo! The song the wallpaper the poster the pink glasses the lace the perfect pink stitches!! The perfect (for me ) card... also the extra papers and especially that cool note! Great swap ... thank you thank you
Response: So pleased you like it! I had fun with that one, can you tell? Thanks for the heart!
donetta rated for AACG: Fairy Flipbook on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness! Bev, your fairy flip book is truly magical. There is so much muchness here! I am still finding things...sweet little details...fabulous tuck-ins... Just the best flip book ever! Thank you so much for always sending something truly special, and for the most wonderful extras included. You are a swapping treasure!
Response: As always you are too kind. My flipbooks are still a work in progess. Now that I am soon to retire I am hoping to have more time to play and try new things..Thanks for the heart!
luvbird rated for GAA: Vintage Woman and Sunflowers on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for the wonderful sunflower swap. I love the atc card...very pretty! The brown ribbon sets it off perfectly. Your homemade card is gorgeous Bev! I am always in awe of the cards you make. Thank you for the extras and as always I enjoy reading your nice letter. Very nice swap!
Response: So happy all arrived safely. Have had a few cards go astray this last month. Thanks for the heart!
karry rated for GAA: Owl ATC on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: These are absolutely stunning, both of them! Thank you so much! Of course, the steampunk owl is my favorite. :-) I really appreciate you making it just for me. I hope we get to swap again! Love the letter, too!
Response: What can I say, Steampunk is my fav also. Thanks for the heart!
evanselli rated for Handmade Christmas Cards - Intl 2 on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks Bev for the beautiful cards, I was sitting with my grown up son and he was wowing them too. All I can say is just keep on making them!!
Response: So happy you liked them. I am still new to making the standard greeting cards but am enjoying making them. Thanks for the heart!
Camiliann rated for AACG: Autumn tag on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the tag and the lovely letter.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad it arrived safely! Have had two swaps go astray as of late.
isabellasnow rated for GAA: Autumn Colors ATC on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATC--just like all of Bev's other ATC's! Love your autumn colors, Bev, and all the beautiful embellishments. You're one of my favorite artists here on the 'bot. Thank you for another lovely creation.
Response: Too kind! Thanks for the heart!
Jamnj rated for UN-Halloween black cat challenge INT on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Oh Bev, these cats are adorable! I love that you used acrylics! The envelope was so cute too! The handmade card is very special. Thanks so muchβ€οΈπŸ˜€
Response: So happy you liked all! Loved painting the cats..Black cats can be challenging.
donetta rated for AACG: Pick 4 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Absolutely adorable! The sweet little girl with her kitty...the lovely heart and clock...just exactly what I've come to expect from you, dear Bev. Thank you so much for putting so much love into your artwork. ETA: you know you didn't have to make a replacement, but (selfishly) I'm happy that you did! It's just as cool as the first one that I saw on Flickr. Thank you, dear Bev...thank you so much!
Response: You , as always, are so generous! Thanks for the heart!
Kimmi50 rated for GAA: Masquerade Mask ATC on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Oh wow Bev you are amazing you sent me two gorgeous atcs! You did a beautiful job, they are both very different but so very cool, I love them both, I like how you made the silver look like metal and I have to find those nail charms, what a perfect detail. Thank you Bev you are so talented and I am so pleased to have these in my collection. πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ‘
Response: Thanks for the heart! I had such fun making both of them. Could not resist the Steampunk look.
Cariboocarol rated for Postage Stamps on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much, Bev, for the gorgeous BEE ATC! I had to look a second time to actually see the stamp as it all blended together so well....thanks also for the matching card. They are both beautiful!!❀️
Response: When I got the stamp I knew what I wanted to do with it. Thanks for the heart!
Fieke rated for HMPC: Put a "Halloween Monster" on it on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your PC. You are a real artist !
Response: So pleased it arrived safely. Thanks for the heart!
Dasha rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Oct on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for reading my profile and putting a fox on a PC. Beautiful work! I love the bookpages for the trees and all of the PC.
Response: Wow! That was fast! It was fun to do! Love the colour of the foxes so it was an easy choice! Thanks for the heart!
djcamp04 rated for AACG: Pick 4 Halloween Themed ATC on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC! I love it!! The background is really cool. And the notecard! WOW! Your personal note was extra special, thank you. ❀️
Response: So happy you liked all! Thanks for the heart!
Fieke rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #5 on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your PC I really love it especially the use of Holly Hobby theme :)
Response: Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the heart! Your profile made it easy to choose.
Mustluvdoggies rated for GAA: Flowers and Frogs on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Darling frog and flowers! I love it! She's so cute dancing in the flowers! And love the extra one too, beautiful colors! And that's exactly what they look like in the flowers! Thank you for the wonderful swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I enjoyed making the painted one.
luvbird rated for AACG: Dracula ATC on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you so much for the awesome Dracula atc...he's soooo frightening! Great card!
Response: Nosferatu was my all time fav vampire. He was fun to do! Thanks for the heart!
Kimmi50 rated for MFF: Raven or Owl Tag on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Oh WOW!!! You sent two tags? I am so very pleased to receive them. I love them both, you did a lot of work on these. The stencil backgrounds are so cool, especially the trees, the black one looks just like a raven should be sitting in there. How did you make that perfect black raven, I have never seen that technique before, it really stands out on the tag? I haven't seen the Vikings show yet but I really like the image, Odin. The owl die cuts are adiorable with their cute expressions. I agree you made wonderful choices and I am so proud to have these in my collection. I really enjoyed reading your letter, Bev and thank you so much for this amazing swap! πŸ’•πŸŽƒπŸ’•πŸ‘»πŸ’•
Response: I had such fun making them! Could not decide which one to make so made two. So pleased you enjoyed getting them. Thanks for the heart!
Artstamper rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #23 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: This is a wonderful swap, The atc is great and so is the card you made to go with it. Enjoyed your letter. I didn't wear glasses when I was young but had a pair of those cats-eye with rhinestones sunglasses. I still love bling but don't usually wear it.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I do enjoy playing with the theme.
ladybegood rated for HMPC: Handmade Halloween Postcard on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very wonderful postcard-it is truly great! My mailwoman, who is also a paper crafter, came to my door to tell me how much she liked it. I get alot of crafty mail and this is the first time she has done this. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts. Happy Halloween.
Response: I love doing the witches for Halloween. This one just all seemed to come together for me. Thanks for the heart!

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jukejan on Sep 25, 2017:

Happy you have you as my partner in the HMPC Profile PC swap!

Lady on Aug 24, 2017:

"Encourage your charges" indeed. Your bonus postcard for AMOPWBFS: Not the Comfy Chair! arrived. thank you

Lady on Jul 15, 2017:

Your gorgeous card from the PnS: postcards-not storebought June WTA arrived. Thanks for explaining some of the techniques on the back too.

Babsmomof5 on May 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the amazingly cool postcard you sent me for the PNS-WTA for March. It's by far one of my favorites I've ever received!

bjmonroe on Feb 12, 2017:

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