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yowell

yowell
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Last Online: June 9, 2017
Birthday: September 25
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED TO CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH MY LINK - THE TOTAL RAISED BY MY TEAM WAS £2476 AND THE GRAND TOTAL FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE WAS OVER £82,000!! AND THE ACHIEVEMENT WAS DISCUSSED IN THE SCOTTISH PARLIMENT!:)


If you don't receive your package from me please PM me and let me know before leaving a rating... so I can investigate!
I like to think I put heart and soul into making my swaps.

All my swaps are made in a pet and smoke free environment.

I haven't been swapping for a while but i'd love to get back in to it so am looking for some cool groups to join..........


Hello, I live in Scotland. I am very happily married with 2 great but cheeky children,and am a qualified jeweller. I love to make jewellery (silver) and am currently trying to build up my own business, children and husband allowing.

LIKES:

I love anything out of the ordinary - Zombies, faeries, goblins, vampires, ghosts, fairytale and gothic.. I like the dark side of otherwise mundane or cute things.....I am always looking for inspiration for my Jewellery and cards.

My favourite flowers are Nasturchums (spelling!!)Lilies, Orchids and lavender.

My fav colours are Purple, Black, Scarlet and Pink.. I also love the Autumn colours, dull gold, burnt orange, vivid red etc..but there aren't any I don't like.

I love chocolate, red wine (preferably together), black cherries, frogs, jellyfish, butterflies, rainbows, the sea (we live beside it), the smell of rain, thunderstorms, (lightning is VERY sexy), cappuccinos, snowflakes, watching the stars and gazing at the moon...journals - although i'm often reluctent to write in them!!

I don't follow a religion...I was brought up christian but am leaning towards pagan....

I enjoy fantasy books - i've read all of Laurell Hamilton and Trudy Canavan and have just finished the Sookie Stackhouse novels. On book 3 of The Game of Thrones series.

I like the smell of woodsmoke, Lavender, peach, fresh coffee and bread!

Autumn is my favourite time of year - cool and crisp but not freezing cold!! I love walking through crunchy leaves in the Autumn, frosty ones in the winter, and barefoot in wet grass in the summer!

Christmas..the lights, smells, traditions.

Halloween..come on who doesn't..the one chance you get to dress up and go out in public without people pointing and staring!! but seriously..I love the whole feeling that it's a special time, the transition from Autumn to Winter.

Photography: Love it, If it stays still I'll photograph it! have always loved to take unusual pictures but had no-one to share them with until...SWAP-BOT!! yahoo!! if you want a peek click on my flickr link at the top of the page.

Steam Punk - love the concept and imagery, would love to dress up but would probably be arrested! I use some of the images in my card making.

Emailing and my computer, my family and long hot bubble baths.. (without the family!)

Traveling - I love to visit other countries. I have the book '1000 places to see before you die' i'm working my way through it!! so far i've been to Malta, America, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Lapland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Spain, India, Bahamas, Dubai, Tenerife, Lanzarote,Gran Canaria and Majorca.! phew.. Was in Iceland in December and Tenerife last week!

There's not much I dislike really..SPIDERS are top of my list, I know all the 'they're more scared of you...' nonsense! If that was really the case then why, oh dear god, why, do they always run towards me!!? PLEASE do not send anything with spiders on! I also don't like Tea, Liver! and Racism, (obviously that comes before the others!) lemon flavours (like the smell though),chewing gum - that's about it.!

I would love to receive anything.....handmade or otherwise. I LOVE getting things in the post, makes me smile to know someone's thinking of me.


Things i'm curious about.....

DAY OF THE DEAD - very interested, would love little things associated with this!

Anything Japanese

KAWAII - not much experience with it!

Wicca/Pagan practices...would love to know and receive more about this from the people who really know!!

Zombies... Steam Punk... I'm sure i'll add others soon!


MY FAMILY:

My daughter (14) is a real girlie girl... and a bit of a Diva She likes drawing, red, purple, glitter, fluff, make up, music (especialy The Vamps, 5SOS and 1 Direction) singing, Dancing (has trophies) the works!! She also like the darker side of cute, like skulls with bows on, you know the kind of thing! she loves to get things through the post - just like her mum!! Her fav programmes/tv is Greys Anatomy, Grimm, Dance Moms, Haven

My son (18) is a Rock Star in the making, goes to music college, loves music, singing, piano and composing his own stuff, wants to move to America once he has graduated to be a music therapist...also loves his car, sports cars (takes after his dad!) did judo,likes quirky stuff, Elvis and the 50's, he currently has a quiff!! he likes the colours black and red, zombies and demons - (loved Darren Shan when he was younger) - reading of all kind, and The Walking Dead. He thinks my parcels and cards are 'COOL'..

My husband has his own business, he likes reading - crime/court thriller type, wine (red) cars and car magazines, films, watching Scotland lose at rugby (we always do!) and playing his XBox. He can not grasp the idea of swap-bot or the idea of spending money on some one I don't know,then more money to post it out to them! He thinks i'm insane, and in need of help, but he smiles, tolerates me, follows me around the shops, and I love him to bits for it!

Favorite Music

Well, I was a huge fan of the Lost Prophets until Ian turned out to be a sick twisted pervert and now I can't listen to them anymore,.............But I do listen to the Foo Fighters, Bowling for Soup, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Snow Patrol, Blink 182, Pink, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy............stuff like that.

Favorite Movies

Moulin Rouge, Armageddon, I always, always cry at the end! I love the old Marilyn Monroe films, thrillers and scarey -makeyoujump-films.:)

Favorite Television

Greys Anatomy, Haven, True Blood, The Walking Dead (what would Darrel do?!) most supernatural stuff.

Favorite Crafts

jewellery,(obviously) ATC's, scrapbooking, card making, i try sewing on occassions! I love Dotees ...they're FUN!! I like altered art too. - I love the altered text swaps.

Ratings

lorzabatty rated for New Penpal on Feb 24, 2014
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Comment: Thankyou for the belated Birthday card. =) And I will be replying ASAP.
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I did receive your letter and loved reading about you! Everything was so nice, the art on the envelope, the postcard and the Peter Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland cutouts. It sounds like you are a very busy lady! You were very creative with the letters. I'm not familiar with Scotland, so I am going to goole your town and see if it comes up!
bjmonroe rated for Sheet Music/Written Music ATC on Mar 27, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty ATC, nicely done! Love the pink envie. I was so excited to see it coming from Scotland..thats my heritage. Hope we swap again and again.
ellie rated for Handmade PC: Vintage w/ a Birdcage on Mar 6, 2012
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Comment: thank you
hannibal rated for Bird ATC on Mar 3, 2012
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Comment: How fab She is georgous and totally different from the other ones I've gotten, or made I am putting her on my wall Thank you also for the extras There are great too
meljayprice rated for International Pen Pal #3 on Apr 5, 2011
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Comment: Hello Catherine , I loved your letter and the paper was neat!! anyways I will be writing back hopefully this week! and yes Michael Buble is Canadian , and he just got married recently! Thanks :D
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Comment: The card is beautiful, thank you!
ykm777 rated for International Pen Pal #3 on Mar 17, 2011
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Comment: Sorry I'm late your lating.I received your letter already and thanks!
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Comment: Hi Catherine! I just LOVE your darling cupcake ATC! How fun! Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you liked it..it was fun to make.
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Comment: Thanks, I love cupcakes and green is very unusual.
Response: Thank you, happy you liked it :)
kacka rated for numbers swap! :) on Nov 15, 2009
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Comment: thank you for the items you choose, dont know what to do with so many pink socks
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Comment: Love it! It will be a great addition to my collecton. Thank you!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Halloween Series ATC-Ghost on Nov 11, 2009
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Comment: Hello Catherine, Sorry I was so slow in getting your rating done for this swap. However, I want to extend my appreciation for you patience with me. WOW! What a fabulous ATC I received from for this swap. It will be a great addition to my ATC Collection and more specifically to the Halloween ATC Collection. I was very lucky to get a few of your sewn and felt-made ATCs. Thank you as well for the "extras" you sent along with the ATC and I wil look forward to using them in my future creative endeavors. I look forward to having further opportunities to swap with you. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping! Barb sleepiingrover2010
JavaJunkie rated for Dia de los Muertos ATC on Nov 7, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the **BEAUTIFUL** Dia De Los Muertos ATC, I love it!! And as a side note, the postage stamp you used (a firefighter) was cool too (I love men in uniform hee hee).
Response: i'm very happy you liked it, and glad the stamp made you smile!
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Comment: I am humbled by your card and the other tombstone card I received...I'm unworthy. It is WONDERFUL! Great art.
Response: Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it...and i'm sure you're more than worthy!! :)
barbie1950 rated for Halloween Series ATC-Graveyard on Oct 19, 2009
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Comment: Catherine, What a lovely package you sent me.. Love the graveyard atc, and great extras....Love the backing on the ATC and the bus..card you sent with it. Such a neatly put together package.. Thanks Barbie
lexarenee rated for Purple Owl Atc on Oct 17, 2009
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Comment: I LOVE my purple Owl card. Thanks so much. I can't wait to see what you send me next :) p.s. I am still working on cards so please be patient, life has been crazy lately :)
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Comment: Thanks for the glittery skull ATC and the other goodies.
cormz rated for Beginners APC swap on Oct 15, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much. The small one was really cute.
Lucky12324 rated for Halloween Series ATC-Black Cat on Oct 13, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute ATC :-)

Rating Overview

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Comments

DeniseN10ec on Jan 9, 2011:

We would like to welcome you to the Shutter Me Up Group . We look forward to seeing your creative photographic talents.

RogueArtist on May 12, 2009:

We miss you at Wild Women! stop in and say hello soon!

Hidnomen on Feb 21, 2009:

wolvesPlease join us HERE for a Pre-teen/Teen Animal Art Swap! This swap is a great opportunity for the "big kids" to swap with each other. :)

Simone on Feb 14, 2009:

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from Swaps for Children 5-16yrs

Simone on Feb 14, 2009:

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eor1122 on Sep 5, 2008:

I'm glad you enjoyed the journal. Thank you for letting me know you got it. If you ever host a swap like that one again let me know. It was a lot of fun. I can't wait to get mine.

yowell on Sep 5, 2008:

i'm glad you liked it, we had fun doing it :)

Meadow on Sep 3, 2008:

My Flat Me arrived today... and I really wish I could give you a heart for it! I laughed so hard when i saw you'd put a kilt on my Flat Me. And since I read the Outlander series I have been sooooo wishing to visit Scotland. Now I have a scrapbook album of "me" drinking a beer in the Highlands! So awesome!!!

And thank you so much for the postcards and notebook. I love it all!

lvpoohbr2 on Jul 5, 2008:

Hi, I joined your nature's demon swap. Thought maybe you would be interested in this photo swap I'm hosting: Quote and Photo

ladydy5 on May 28, 2008:

Sorry I missed your Picasso doll swap. I would like to invite you to my Cats the musical dotee doll swap.

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