Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 3:32 pm


Date Joined: October 4, 2015
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: April 18
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a Scottish lass, mum of two girls 13 & 16. We have a golden retriever called Cooper. (and no I'm not into dog things)

I work in an infant school (age 4-7) in a specialised unit for children with learning difficulties. (and I do not need school stickers :).)

I love the seasons and what the calendar year brings, in January - Burns Night, though in Feb, I'm not big on Valentines.

March/April - the arrival of spring, flowers, blossom and Easter. April is also my birthday month.

Summer - means more time at the beach, picnics, bbq, days out :)

Sept, Oct and November - Autumn, love this season and then Halloween, being a Scot, the true meaning of Halloween.

I love Christmas and all the that it brings, Advent, mince pies, Christmas pudding, cake, cards (vintage, winter wonderland, a card that reflects where you are from, owls, reindeer, traditional) Panto, mulled wine, Family and Friends.

Favorite Books

Here be Dragons and everything else by Sharon Penman.

Crime and thriller novels

Harry Potter

Anything by Jane Austin

L M Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Harry Bosch

Lord of the Rings

Narnia books

Northern Lights Trilogy

Peter Pan

Grimes Brothers


If you are looking at my profile to see what I like,well thank you. I tend to veer towards illustration.

Anderson design group postcards (would love from their Literary Collection Little Red Riding Hood, Dracula, Frankenstien, Sherlock Holmes and Sleepy Hollow.

Lantern Press

Book Illustrations


Birds - esp. Owls/puffins/Robins/Blue Tits/Wrens my favourites have to be songbirds anything with Robins, Blue tits and Wrens

Grimms fairy tales


what i like

vintage illustrations




cote d'or chocolate - milk, pecan, fruit & nut


washi tape

foxes (and other woodland creatures)

children's book illustrations

Moringa (body shop)

soap from Lush

wish list

cote d'or chocolate - milk, pecan, fruit & nut I love a chunky chocolate and happy with any type of nut.

other chocolate - I do like dark

washi tape - samples or rolls love love love (on the look out for bright pink , rose gold, copper and dark green, yellow, black and white.


book pages old and new (some cantonese or mandarin written paper would be lovely, but I love all languages.

music sheet paper

doilies (rose, white, pastel colours, red, orange and beige would be great, I have plenty bright pink, turquoise at the moment)


used postage stamps

postcards (I'm currently collecting Elsa Beskow months of the year postcards - preference sent blank)



die cuts

really anything by Tim Holtz

stickers that I would like to receive - seasons, botanical, birds, people. I'm a fan of Me and My Big Ideas and open to a variety of their stickers. I also like Stickii stickers and I lean towards the vintage style.

seqin and enamel dots

La Dolce Vita Stickers

Classiky labels or something in that vain.

Sakura pens 05 08 in black

glassine bags/paper


My favourite colours:

Turquoise, mint green, teal, pastel pink/green/blue/gray, neutral colours, rose, autumn colours,

Christmas colours: Red, teal, copper & gold

I think because I'm such a seasonal person I find my colours change as the season's change.

No thank you...

TEA, TEA and TEA as I really don't drink it, coffee is my thing.

though I love to cook, I have no interest in recipe cards.

please no plastic washi.

I do love a piece of chocolate and would rather a small quality piece over quantity. In regards to sweets (candy) if it's a little extra to pop into the mail that's fine but I will always hope for a piece of chocolate over sweets.

No thank you to gum.

cute stickers of any kind, I really do prefer nature stickers but plants should not have faces on them :D

I have no interest in foot products at all.



I collect....send to the person above public forum @user1664


CPG - wish list to @ladyaries7 sent 8/4/21 received 21/4/21

CPG - wish list to @e2java sent 15/4/21 received 25/4/21

I collect....send to the person above to @theprairiemailbox 16/4/21 received 28/4/21


craftynut rated for UKPP: G... on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I have always wondered what giraffes sound like. I can't remember hearing anything when I visited the safari park.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It looks beautiful and peaceful :)
Comment: Thank you Julie-Ann for the lovely ATC and little extra surprises ✨ i love them! Have a wonderful April ❤️
Lubado rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for being my partner in this swap :D I loved everything, specially the postcard with the girl and the suitcase. It's in my wall to give me inspiration everyday :)
Comment: I absolutely loved this eveleope you sent me from beginning to end. The decorated Alice in Wonderland envelope was a treat plus the way you packaged the contents was so great! I love everything you chose to include, as well. Thank you for such a thoughtful swap! :)
RockyBeach rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #2 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: What a great package! Thank you for the wonderful envelope. And also the great goodies! I really like the idea of the little pocket envelope of the goodies. I will steal this idea. :)
Comment: Thanks for this intricate, beautiful art envelope and the extras too! I love the daffodil card too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the PC! I love it so much! And how interesting you call it "Mothering Sunday". Here in the USA we all it "Mother's Day!" And I'm like you, keep it simple with no cooking!
isabetta rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #2 on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks I lot for your very beautiful postcard! I'm sorry for rating you so late! Brighton is a city I would really love to visit soon. I had planned to spend a couple of days there two years ago but I had to cancel the trip, and thought "oh well, I'll go there next year" - and then the covid emergency struck and no more holidays :( Hopefully it will be safe to travel again soon!
craftynut rated for UKPP: F... on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card from Kew. I love the black background and how it makes the flowers stand out.
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Botanical on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral envelope and enclosures. Your colorful atc is just delightful. I'm glad to hear kids are going back to school. I hope things continue to improve.
Pikkis rated for Harry Potter on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and awesome stamps! HP Trivial is played in this family too and visited the studios with my daughter in 2019 ;)!
RockyBeach rated for ESO: Mail Art - Take 5 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your for the cool envelope with super girl power. :) Also thank you for the great inspiring vintage goodies!
kydestar rated for PIE: Something..... on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your BRILLIANT swap!
Risna rated for ESO: Postcard with a quote on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely PC... I just love orcas. And the quote is beautiful too. Take care.
denimblu14 rated for UKPP: E... on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: Love the Eeyore postcard and the WinnieThe Pooh stamp and washi trim to match, thank you very much. Spring flowers make me smile :)
ladybug513 rated for ESO 6 Prompts Zine on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful colourful zine 😊 And I love all the extra bits you've sent
Singske rated for ESO: Make an Envelope on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Hello Julie-Ann, always so nice to receive one of your decorated envelopes. This one is so cute with the little girl and mushroom! Love it! Also thanks for the extras, the lovely blue washi tape 😍. Indeed it felt like spring the past week, have been enjoying it in my garden. Stay safe♥️
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and rating. Yep, it's been lovely weather wise here too, the sun has been wonderful, though it's highlighted how badly I need to wash my windows!
craftynut rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (February) on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Harry Potter postcard and stamp. When I was in Primary school, I had a pictorial map of New Zealand on my wall and I spent a long time trying to memorise where everything was, always hoping I would there one day. Still haven't made it.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. It's always lovely to have dreams and even better when the become real :)
Petaltea rated for Our own ATC swap on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Your atc came today! Just beautiful! well done! You must have put alot of time into it. Such detail.. Love it!
Response: Thank you for the rating and kind words. It was lovely to do this swap with you.

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theprairiemailbox on Apr 28, 2021:

I received your package from the "I collect" tag, and wow, it was amazing! It truly brightened up my day :) Do you mind if I send you something back as a thank you? Send me a message if that's okay!

e2java on Apr 25, 2021:

Thank you for the April CPG wishes. It was a wonderful package to open. The birthday card was lovely and you included my favorite chocolates. My husband stole a couple :)

ladyaries7 on Apr 21, 2021:

Thanks so much for the owl themed envie of wishes! April wishes--cheap postage group

susieq11 on Mar 27, 2021:

Wow that was fast!!!!! I’m so happy it found you and maybe the original will someday!! Have a happy weekend!! xoxo

Curiouskitty on Mar 18, 2021:


Thank you so much! Where to start - so many wonderful goodies! I absolutely love how you put together the Spring/ fairy theme!♥️ The collage on the envelope is so creative, your layering technique is awesome. The collaged tag is fun & blue is one of my favorite colours. I can't wait to use the homemade pocket & fussy cut flowers (I have to say you are a truly gifted fussy cutter). The bee paper and other bunny gifts are super cute too!

A special thank you for the birthday card, I am very touched by your thoughtfulness! ♥️ I see that we are birthday buddies! That's cool!

itsnobody on Mar 8, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard tag!! I love the postcard. This woman is very important to the astrology history (at least for me)'. THANK YOU

gingerbee on Mar 6, 2021:

I love my CPG Happy Mail Tag - thank you!! You do such beautiful work in your presentation, and all the fun goodies inside are wonderful. I love the bee and botanical themes, and those Glasgow roses are lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!

Johanna51 on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you for your nice words on my profile. I hope we "meet" again here.

itsnobody on Feb 24, 2021:

I received your colors TAG and you overdid yourself :o I love everything inside. Tge stickers, the papers, the washi everything is just amazingly picked. By the way I'm not kidding you - just a few days ago I was scrolling in postcrossing and I saw that yellow postcard with the woman and I was like Oh I would love to receive such postcard. THE SAME EXACT POSTCARD!! WOW. You are amazing, big thanks!!

Giddyanni on Feb 24, 2021:

IFM, January WTA Hello Julie-Ann and thank you so much for the beautiful folder, packed with lovely surprises! I look forward to using everything :0) Happy swapping.

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