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Last Online: March 19, 2018

Country: Australia
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About Me

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.

I joined swapbot in January 2007
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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Dasha rated for ISS: Mail Art #1 - Birds on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a beautiful birdie envelope. And I like the idea of using the back of the envie as a front.
sweetgypsy rated for JJJ: Send 6 Journal CARDS on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Anne, thank you so much for the wonderful journal cards!!
roosje rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #9 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Your mail needed some extra time, but finally got here! Thanks for the beautiful card and the extras. I will save them for next year!
Response: ♥♪♫¨•.¸¸❤ Thank you for your patience. I think it took a 10 week world tour ♥♪♫¨•.¸¸❤
dobie256 rated for FS: Christmas Card, International on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you thank you for a wonderful swap! Those are probably the coolest holiday postage stamps I have ever seen! lol I love frigate birds! And koalas (I'm a former zookeeper so all critters are fine by me). Thanks also for the beautiful tags and fun stickers. I hope you had a magical Christmas and may your 2018 be healthy, happy, and inspiring! <3<3<3
Comment: Yeay! Loved everything you sent!!! Thanks so much.
moM rated for CC: 3 Piece Collage Portrait Postcard on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: This is a great postcard! I love that the smile matches the eyes. The way you did the background is great. I often use book pages but never that way. I love getting new ideas!! Thank you so much!
dodie rated for WIYM: Handmade Mini Quote "Journal" on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Hi! thanks for the lovely quotes Zine you maid fo me. My favorite is: ''Go confidently in the direction of your dreams''. Thanks also to the cats Zine. love it!
Artstamper rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Cats on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Love the cat coloring zine, a two for one. Also appreciate the extra zine which is so true. Thank you so very much.
bbsporty rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Cats on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: I just love your color me cat zine! The envie is awesome too!
fountainpens rated for OPEN THEME ZINES!!! on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cat zine! <3 The cats were uniquely drawn and I can almost see their personalities with the patterns and designs.
ARTG33K74 rated for WIYM: Beginner's Zine Swap on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the zine and lovely postcard! ♥
cinnamonspice rated for IS: Inspire me INT on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Always heartworthy
nannydino rated for PNS: Photo PC #3 on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Hi Anne, thank you for the handmade PC of your poetry. I am unable to distinguish if this is a photogragh? at any rate, I appreciate it and love the postage stamp.
Response: Thank you. I print my photos on Matte photo paper.
Libby18 rated for OPEN THEME ZINES!!! on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you your cat picture is adorable. Thankyou for all the unexpected extras in the envelope. It was a happy mail day ☺
Wildchild rated for PNS: Photo PC #2 on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you it is a great card!
Suncloud rated for PnS: June Sender's Choice Collage on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and stamps. I really like it.
Comment: Thank you for the colorful fish journal page, generous extras,lovely envelope and stamp. It made my day.
Victorianna60 rated for PNS: Photo PC on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Love the dog PC ! I had a black lab as a kid ! Best dog I ever had ! He was 15 years old when he passed away !
cinnamonspice rated for AS: Decorated envelope #2 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: I just love the envelope and the way you use scraps of paper. Thank you
Comment: Love this envie. I like playing with scraps too!

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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!! :)

Toxicash666 on Nov 17, 2016:

I recieved your surprise flat envelope!! Thank you 😊😊💞 everything was so nice!

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