Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2020 2:06 pm


Date Joined: December 30, 2011
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: March 9
Country: Canada
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About Me

So exciting! After 4 long years I am finally going to be moving back into my condo. I will hopefully be back to swapping once I get unpacked and organized in the coming weeks.

Mail is starting to be more regular. Please do not fret if you are unable to mail out before the date set. Times are challenging, and we all need some compassion and patience through this current crisis.

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!

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 1800 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 very 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 Post person 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 am now retired! Yeah, 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 include 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!


renmagpie rated for HMPC: Circle love - March on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Bev - Thank you so much for your great PC. I really love the thought put into it - and it's a circle! Totally cool. :D I hope you're holding up well in this time. xoxo
Response: Mail has become so sporadic and restrictive with so many countries 0n the no mail list that I have stopped swapping. Until the postal system becomes more normal I am sadly on hold.
Stastny1965 rated for GAA: 3 Little Things ATC on Apr 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC - this is sooo lovely!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! I love this gorgeous Marie card that you created! So many pretty little details like the blue fan and pink roses. I really like the scalloped edge of the arch. Cute quote too! Thanks Bev! Take care!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Hope you and yours are well and keeping safe.
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Blue and Brown ATC on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: Bev, this is so pretty! I just adore the lady with her sweet kitty, your wonderful fibers and that amazing embossed ticket. I LOVE that! Thanks so much, too, for your newsy note and the unused postage--you're saving me a fortune! Also, I'm in your debt for the Antique Paperie CD...WOW...that's a LOT of gorgeous images!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tag and the extra papers.Beautiful as always.Really enjoy trading with you.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Hope you and your family are well and safe!
Comment: Oh, my lovely friend...I am beyond thrilled with BOTH beautiful ATCs, but cannot find a reason in the world why you wouldn't have been thrilled with either one. They are gorgeous, they have that nearly essential ingredient (cats!), and they will be displayed together as a beautiful set. Thank you so much...and thank you for staying safe and healthy, as you are such a vital part of this community.
Response: Miss swapping but the mail list for countries Canada Post is not delivering to is becoming larger each day. Hope you are staying well and your move goes smoothly. Thanks for the heart!
sisi rated for VC: Vintage Postcard ATC on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you Bev, for the lovely ATC, NYC style. I love it! It was also lovely to read your letter. You live in a beautiful area, we've made a roundtrip through the west of Canada some years ago. Stay safe!
Response: So far, the spring weather has held for the last few days. So quiet here now, you can hear birds everywhere. Thanks for the heart!
BeeMGee rated for GAA: Black and Tan Gothic Arch ATC on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you Bev for your gorgeous parcel. Hope all is well. We are ok thankfully we live in a regional area and are able to get out into our yard for fresh air and gardening. stay safe. The gothic arch is stunning.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I am sticking close to home. Out for walks around the neighbourhood about the extent of my excitement these days. Hubby does the shopping which can be interesting. Half the shelves are bare in shops. Keep safe.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pockets! They are so pretty!! Ü
Response: Thank you, you are very kind. Thank you also for the heart!
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Bev for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous handmade "Dreams of Beauty" ATC. I 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 it so much! It is just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Oh. My. GOODNESS! Look at this beautifully typed letter. 𝕲𝖔𝖗𝖌𝖊𝖔𝖚𝖘! I am in 🅻🅾🆅🅴 with the handmade ATC you made for me! I absolutely αԃσɾҽ your collage & embellishment style! Your ATC is a true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. You are very talented. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: You do gush way too much! Am pleased you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
lvpoohbr2 rated for VC: Paper Scrap Heart on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely heart. Ü
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a fantastic card. Truly a work of art. Monet is one of my favorites. Thanks so much ❤️
Response: I do like to try different ways of doing things and was pleased with having the right stamps to use. Thanks for the heart and be safe out there!
fairyduster53 rated for VJP: Creative Collage #23 on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the sweet collage!! I enjoyed your note and thank you for the extras!! Stay well!!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
JadeFan rated for Spring on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: I loved the Watercolour piece. It reminded me of a warm Spring day! You are doing great in water colour.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Very kind of you to say so.
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Faux Ticket Strips on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Wow the tickets you sent are really great.I can't choose a favorite .I love them all. Thanks so much.
Response: I had fun with these. In fact, an off-site group I belong to also made these. Thanks for the heart!
PaperPassion rated for MFF: Rooster and/or Hen ATC on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Love the rooster you sent and the wonderful story.Thank you so much.Stay well.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Be safe and be well also! Thank heavens we have our crafting to keep us going!
Karmi53 rated for Gift Tags on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Just live your tags. Easter cat bunny to funny. Lovely mother's day tag and birthday he is all l need a dog that puts a smile on any one face. Thank you love them all. And thanks for the extra paper too
donetta rated for MFF: Collaged ATC with a Bird on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Oh so lovely! I adore the layering, the beautiful blues, and that gorgeous peacock. Thank you for always sending such lovely little works of art, Bev!
Pandd rated for AACG: Layered Mini-Tags on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Very nice tags. I love them. They are sitting on my table in front of me for awhile, just to look at them longer. Thank you. Pat💕💕
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. Mail has been so slow. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful and generous swap! Thanks too for describing your process. It's always fun to learn new things. I love the extras and note! I have been through a few remodels and they always seem to take longer. This has been a very cold, snowy, hard winter for our wildlife. Deer have been dying all over, very sad. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are more than welcome. Sadly, it looks like this whole year will be a challenging one for everyone. Be safe and healthy as well! Thanks for the heart!

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Karmi53 on Mar 10, 2020:

Happy birthday.

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.👍💖💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💝💝💝💝

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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