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Date Joined: April 11, 2018
Last Online: February 5, 2019

Country: South Africa
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About Me

Hello! My name is Bonnie. I live in South Africa, at the very tip (almost) Surrounded by mountains, ocean, forests, vineyards and all things beautiful! There are no roaming lions and elephants were I live! I live with my husband. We've been married 20 years and have my two teenage children. I'm in the last year of my 30's! :(

Who I am as a person: I believe in being kind and respectful as far as possible. I like to make other people happy. I believe we are here to learn from each other. I hope to inspire others and add some joy to their lives. I don't believe in comparison or perfection, but on progress. I believe in following through on commitments and will always try and fulfill my swaps to the best of my ability.

I love to write, I have kept a journal since I was 12. I had a blog for 6 years. I write poetry and letters, journal and stories. I enjoy creating and crafting, making wooden furniture, photography and baking. I exercise everyday and enjoy learning about health and the human body and nutrition. I like to try new things and have many hobbies. I've lost both my parents and 2 of my siblings and know a thing or two about grief/life/depression.

Favorite Crafts

Ever since I can remember I have loved paper. Stationary, cutting, pasting, reading, writing!

I make Journals which I sell online. I also make them for myself and my daughter and others. Junk journals, art journals etc.

I enjoy making cards and never buy them. I have made ATC's in the past and was involved in many ATC swaps but I have too many now and I am not interested in collecting or swapping more.

I have also participated in round robins in the past. I have done journal swaps.

I have had many penfriends since I was a pre-teen and my best friend was actually at first just a penpal who I started writing to when I was 17. Fast forward 22 years later and we are best friends and have met/holidayed a few times together over the years.

I love photography and nature, birds, cats and ladybirds. I love to crochet, bake and hike.

Favorite Books

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Emma, Little Women,

Anything by Kate Morton, Jodi Picoult, Syrie James, Jane Austen.

Favorite Movies

Period Dramas/romance like Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Becoming Jane.

I also like movies like The secret life of Walty Mitty, Amelia, What women want, My best Friends wedding. Basically light-hearted, romantic or funny. I do also like the occasional Sci-fi series/movie like Lost in Space.

Fav shows; Masterchef Australia, Poldark, Downtown Abbey


*Horror of any kind (movies/books), *Violence/blood and gore *Cursing/profanity/bad language, *Spiritualistic/ religious ephemera or anything to do with spiritualism, voodoo, fortune telling, dream catchers, horoscopes, astrology, angels, demons, ghosts,vampires, bats *Fantasy stuff *snakes, spiders, *graphic nudity and nudity in general *colors: red, black and bright neons/brights *shabby chic vintage stuff ( I like vintage but not too floral/lacey) *Easter, thanksgiving, valentines, Halloween or any other other "Holiday" or tradition *no smoke smell please, *I dislike sports *glitter *sequins *cute stickers / kawaii

Favorite things

Journal cards, floral papers, Parisian papers/ephemera, stamps, vintage bird/nature illustrations, stickers (nature inspired), washi tape (florals mostly), green, blue, turquoise, coral, paper ephemera, scrapbook paper with words you can cut out vintage things like tickets, tags, tea cards (nature inspired)


Just a note:

Please note that I am in South Africa. I am happy to do international swaps but sometimes it can take at leasr 3 weeks to arrive. sometimes longer although that is unusual. This is not in my control. I am mostly interested in doing type 2 swaps (flat-pack) because postage from SA to other countries is so expensive so i don't want to get into bulky items that require padded envelopes.

Also just a note on mail TO South Africa. It seems it it can take 3 weeks (shortest) to at least 10 weeks. Especially from USA and China (up to 3 months). So your rating will be very much delayed. I will wait a full 8 weeks before I rate. Thanks for your understanding

Would like to receive

-paper ephemera mostly of vintage nature illustrations/birds/mushrooms/autumn/spring/butterflies/flowers. -washi tape samples -tags/journal words/ticket stubs(vintage) -floral paper -nature inspired stickers-anything to do with birds, toadstools, flowers, trees etc.


DLW74 rated for Mail from all over the world on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice letter and beautiful extras!
Response: It's a pleasure!
Conniegirl rated for Creative Letter Writers #3 on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the letter, I feel I got to know you a little. Look out for a reply soon.
Response: I Look forward to it
shinyserra rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved reading your letter and I loved the flipbook and goodies too!!!
Response: So happy you got it and enjoyed it
dancingtiger rated for Creative Letter Writers #3 on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: thanks for your letter and the extras which I will use when creating postcards for my 365 project and/or art journal page swaps. Great to get a letter from S.A x
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you can use the extras
Comment: And here it is! What a wonderful list (except for hating Whitney Houston song - QUEEN!). Haha! But all tastes are different. I also love Poldark - can you say Aidan Turner yum? Plus a good show in general. And I love Of Monster and Men, and also want to go to Ireland! And thanks SO MUCH for the goodies! I love birds and these are so pretty and shiny!!! I can picture each one of these things on an ATC - so maybe you'll see them again if we end up in an ATC swap. Thanks so much!
Response: Yay! So happy you got it! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: thank you for the lists. I really love the movie the secret life of walter mitty as well. also running out of coffee is the worst. :) cheers
Response: Thanks so much for your rating. Glad it got to you! 😊
sherylk3 rated for Quick Happy Mail - Nature on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Hello from Canada - your beautiful package arrived safe. I wish I could give you 5 hearts! I love everything you sent, the paper cut outs are fantastic. All the tags stickers, washi and the butterfly garland are perfect! Thanks so much.
Response: Hi Sheryl. I'm so happy you got it and loved everything. That's so special and makes me so happy to hear. Thank you for the nice rating xx
luvmesum20 rated for It'll Be Okay #4 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Love your inspiration! I also love your beautiful envelope and the little goodies. Thank you again :)
Response: It is a pleasure. I am happy you got it and liked it. Thank you for the rating! And heart
aspens rated for Flower themed Postcard Swap on May 18, 2018
Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you for taking the time to hand paint a card. This will be a treasured addition to my collection. Can't believe you are experiencing autumn! We in Seattle cannot wait for summer.
Response: So happy it got to you safely and you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating.
Victorianna60 rated for Flower themed Postcard Swap on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC !
Response: I'm so happy you got it and liked it. Thank you so much for the nicr rating.

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Candyn29 on Apr 17, 2018:

Welcome to swapbot!

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